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(CNN)   MIT student takes the science of ruining a party to new heights, develops ice cube to tell you when you've had too much alcohol, fun. FARK: If you have any friends left, it will inform them via text that you need to hand over your keys   (cnn.com) divider line 59
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2013-01-22 05:34:32 PM  
Non-video related article: Examiner

Sounds like a cool idea, except most people don't get their alcoholic drinks refilled in the same glass if they're out partying. If this is relying on one cube used throughout the night, I just don't see that happening. And the more you drink, the less likely you are to keep track of it.
 
2013-01-22 05:48:02 PM  
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2013-01-22 06:02:20 PM  
I had an ice cube telling me that I had enough just the other night. The glass was doing it too, and so was this one know-it-all cocktail napkin. This isn't news, this has existed for as long as I can remember and longer than I can forget.
 
2013-01-22 06:21:22 PM  
It's when that uppity floor wont let go of you so you can walk out.
 
2013-01-22 06:27:39 PM  
Who puts ice in beer?
 
2013-01-22 06:35:28 PM  
That sounds about as useful as this:

wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net

I do like the flashing to the beat thing, though...
 
2013-01-22 07:05:56 PM  
MIT you say. Aaron Schwarz, you'll be missed.

t3xradio.com
 
2013-01-22 07:09:21 PM  
Want, but not so much for ice cube.
Needs a weight input for some of us people of unusual size.
 
2013-01-22 07:11:13 PM  
But how will this measure my heroin intake?
 
2013-01-22 07:19:15 PM  
Does it know the difference between cask strength scotch and a lite beer?
Does it know the difference between a sip and a chugging of the entire contents of the glass?
I think this accuracy is +/- 10,000%.
 
2013-01-22 07:19:20 PM  
Shouldn't be the cube, it should be the glass that does so.
Fix it
Profit
 
2013-01-22 07:19:35 PM  
Do you know who else went to MIT?
 
2013-01-22 07:20:09 PM  

SpdrJay: But how will this measure my heroin intake?


Attach it to your head, it will count the nods?
 
2013-01-22 07:21:29 PM  
can i walk? crawl? have I molested inanimate objects? define "too much"?

chumps...
 
2013-01-22 07:21:46 PM  

JohnnyRebel88: Shouldn't be the cube, it should be the glass that does so.
Fix it
Profit


Can I reserve for condoms?
 
2013-01-22 07:23:03 PM  
he is the polar opposite of the guy I saw at Defcon 19. He was working on a "hack" that was an automated alcohol delivery system that kept you drunk. It had a tube on one side that you would breath in, which lead to a breathalyzer, if your alcohol content was too low it would flash "you are not drunk enough" and would trigger a pump that was on a flask on his hip which would run up another tube on the other side that auto delivered alcohol to him. It was /awesome/ but completely unmarketable.
 
2013-01-22 07:23:25 PM  
how will it measure my MDPV input
 
2013-01-22 07:23:41 PM  

seventypercent: Do you know who else went to MIT?


Tony Stark?

/in b4 'that's the joke'
 
2013-01-22 07:28:08 PM  
Bullshiat. The circuit shown and components listed, if accurate, can do little more than count and blink a light, and it would have to make some wild ass guesses as to the volume and alcohol content of each of your sips. The only communication device is an IR led, how is that gonna text anybody? Unless there's a second component you wear elsewhere with a cell communication component, in case you didn't already look like enough of an asshole with your blinking drink.
 
2013-01-22 07:28:53 PM  
My ice does the same thing, by running out. It then becomes a question whether I've had enough to drink that warm drinks are then tolerable, if not, I stop drinking. I really don't see a loophole in my reasoning.
 
2013-01-22 07:30:00 PM  

GoldDude: Does it know the difference between cask strength scotch and a lite beer?
Does it know the difference between a sip and a chugging of the entire contents of the glass?
I think this accuracy is +/- 10,000%.


Also the cubes apparently know how much you weigh.
 
2013-01-22 07:31:06 PM  
They need to invent an ice cube that knocks girls out so you can...

I've said too much, haven't I?
 
2013-01-22 07:33:52 PM  

cannotsuggestaname: he is the polar opposite of the guy I saw at Defcon 19. He was working on a "hack" that was an automated alcohol delivery system that kept you drunk. It had a tube on one side that you would breath in, which lead to a breathalyzer, if your alcohol content was too low it would flash "you are not drunk enough" and would trigger a pump that was on a flask on his hip which would run up another tube on the other side that auto delivered alcohol to him. It was /awesome/


blog.ancientlasers.com

but completely unmarketable.

Shakeno. want want now want.
 
2013-01-22 07:34:39 PM  

cannotsuggestaname: he is the polar opposite of the guy I saw at Defcon 19. He was working on a "hack" that was an automated alcohol delivery system that kept you drunk. It had a tube on one side that you would breath in, which lead to a breathalyzer, if your alcohol content was too low it would flash "you are not drunk enough" and would trigger a pump that was on a flask on his hip which would run up another tube on the other side that auto delivered alcohol to him. It was /awesome/ but completely unmarketable.


There was a time I'd have bought that. There'll probably be a time I'll wish I had it.
 
2013-01-22 07:34:51 PM  

WhippingBoy: They need to invent an ice cube that knocks girls out so you can...

I've said too much, haven't I?


. . . put them safely in a cab with a friend, and a note telling them who did them this kindness and what his phone number is? That's pretty sneaky.
 
2013-01-22 07:36:42 PM  
You know damn well when youve had too much to drink.

Id probably throw it away after 4 or 5. "fark you little ice cube, I know Im drunk. Now you get to hang out with the spent napkins and soiled paper plates."
 
2013-01-22 07:37:06 PM  
"Have Fun + Be In Control"

If you're relying on your ice cube to make sure you don't get into trouble, I'm not sure you're "in control".

I mean you may want to rethink your choice of "Safe Sitter" here entirely.
 
2013-01-22 07:43:38 PM  
Ice Cube: "Hey! WTF is this? Single malt scotch and Coke? Are you some kind of RETARD? SOMEONE CALL FOR A SCOTSMAN! This guy is a HERETIC!"
 
2013-01-22 07:46:58 PM  
Similarly to a breathalyzer just inside the bar door, this will be joyfully used to see who can chart the highest. Low guy drives home.
 
2013-01-22 07:54:05 PM  
This cube idea needs to be put on top of the Dome, and left there.
 
2013-01-22 07:55:30 PM  

Thraeryn: WhippingBoy: They need to invent an ice cube that knocks girls out so you can...

I've said too much, haven't I?

. . . put them safely in a cab with a friend, and a note telling them who did them this kindness and what his phone number is? That's pretty sneaky.


I was going to say "enjoy a night at the bar with your buddies without being subjected to the constant puerile exclamations of 'WHOO-HOO! WE'RE PARTYING!!'"
 
2013-01-22 07:57:33 PM  

GoldDude: Does it know the difference between cask strength scotch and a lite beer?
Does it know the difference between a sip and a chugging of the entire contents of the glass?
I think this accuracy is +/- 10,000%.


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2013-01-22 07:58:17 PM  
Also: not an ice cube.
 
2013-01-22 08:02:18 PM  
I just like the end of the URL:

vo-mit-smart-ice-cubes.dhairya-dand
 
2013-01-22 08:03:04 PM  
My favourite part was the "be in control" at the end of the ad for these ice cubes that are supposed to control your drinking
 
2013-01-22 08:11:01 PM  
An ice cube that tells people(read guys) when others(read girls) are too drunk to make good decisions....


Yup, good idea.
 
2013-01-22 08:17:32 PM  
For those complaining that it doesn't measure body weight, alcohol content, or amount per sip: This guy builds gadgets and electronic toys as a hobby. This is just a project he built for himself and shared via Vimeo. He calibrated it to how and what he, himself, drinks.
 
2013-01-22 08:17:36 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Non-video related article: Examiner

Sounds like a cool idea, except most people don't get their alcoholic drinks refilled in the same glass if they're out partying. If this is relying on one cube used throughout the night, I just don't see that happening. And the more you drink, the less likely you are to keep track of it.


Thank you. Auto-start video links suck.
 
2013-01-22 08:20:23 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: cannotsuggestaname: he is the polar opposite of the guy I saw at Defcon 19. He was working on a "hack" that was an automated alcohol delivery system that kept you drunk. It had a tube on one side that you would breath in, which lead to a breathalyzer, if your alcohol content was too low it would flash "you are not drunk enough" and would trigger a pump that was on a flask on his hip which would run up another tube on the other side that auto delivered alcohol to him. It was /awesome/

[blog.ancientlasers.com image 412x516]

but completely unmarketable.

Shakeno. want want now want.


It'd be nice to be able to set a specific BAC, and maintain it - that mythical balance for us social anxiety folks, where we're inebriated enough to function comfortably, but sober enough to function well.

Hell, Medicare should cover that instead of those damned Rascals.
 
2013-01-22 08:32:05 PM  

kidsizedcoffin: My ice does the same thing, by running out. It then becomes a question whether I've had enough to drink that warm drinks are then tolerable, if not, I stop drinking. I really don't see a loophole in my reasoning.


Mom?
 
2013-01-22 09:00:03 PM  

Nina Haagen Dazs: cannotsuggestaname: he is the polar opposite of the guy I saw at Defcon 19. He was working on a "hack" that was an automated alcohol delivery system that kept you drunk. It had a tube on one side that you would breath in, which lead to a breathalyzer, if your alcohol content was too low it would flash "you are not drunk enough" and would trigger a pump that was on a flask on his hip which would run up another tube on the other side that auto delivered alcohol to him. It was /awesome/ but completely unmarketable.

There was a time I'd have bought that. There'll probably be a time I'll wish I had it.


In 30+ years time, we might have a whole generation of alcoholic cyborgs.

/Fetch another quart bottle for my drip, there's a dear.
 
2013-01-22 09:20:18 PM  
What will happen eventually is we'll develop nanotechnology that circulates in our bloodstream and can detect any number of conditions and alert us to them. They could record actual BAC, blood pressure - shiat like that. Maybe even anticipate heart attacks
 
2013-01-22 09:20:53 PM  
How about a condom that blinks red when you are going to blow a load?
 
2013-01-22 09:35:47 PM  
Tard-mitter is 'tarded. There's no amount of alcohol worth losing a life (or several lives) over. If you've had too much, you need to be told, then you need to be cut off.
 
2013-01-22 09:40:04 PM  

JohnnyRebel88: Shouldn't be the cube, it should be the glass that does so.
Fix it
Profit


^^^^^^^^^^^

--------------------

Happy Hours: What will happen eventually is we'll develop nanotechnology that circulates in our bloodstream and can detect any number of conditions and alert us to them. They could record actual BAC, blood pressure - shiat like that. Maybe even anticipate heart attacks



nah, they'll just use the nanotech to scrub the body, then some genius will figure out a way to have the nanotech stimulate the brian in such a way that the body releases the 'feel good' drugs without need of outside chemical help. then we're really fked.....

unless they perfect VR tech so that the only people who leave home are the Ted Kaczinskis of the world. Then who cares.
 
2013-01-22 10:10:39 PM  
Yeah I saw this on hackaday... it was written off by me and everyone else as being completely useless, because we understand the technology and its horribly flawed..

CNN on the other hand.....
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-01-22 10:16:05 PM  
I wonder what color it would turn if my lady used it doing her trick?......
 
2013-01-22 10:25:04 PM  

cannotsuggestaname: he is the polar opposite of the guy I saw at Defcon 19. He was working on a "hack" that was an automated alcohol delivery system that kept you drunk. It had a tube on one side that you would breath in, which lead to a breathalyzer, if your alcohol content was too low it would flash "you are not drunk enough" and would trigger a pump that was on a flask on his hip which would run up another tube on the other side that auto delivered alcohol to him. It was /awesome/ but completely unmarketable.


Now that is a mad genius. We can call it the inebriatitor-inator and sell it world wide.

/or just the tri state area.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-01-22 10:29:41 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: cannotsuggestaname: he is the polar opposite of the guy I saw at Defcon 19. He was working on a "hack" that was an automated alcohol delivery system that kept you drunk. It had a tube on one side that you would breath in, which lead to a breathalyzer, if your alcohol content was too low it would flash "you are not drunk enough" and would trigger a pump that was on a flask on his hip which would run up another tube on the other side that auto delivered alcohol to him. It was /awesome/ but completely unmarketable.

Now that is a mad genius. We can call it the inebriatitor-inator and sell it world wide.

/or just the tri state area.


Let me guess. You will market under the Doofenshmirtz label?
 
2013-01-22 10:30:44 PM  

gja: The Stealth Hippopotamus: cannotsuggestaname: he is the polar opposite of the guy I saw at Defcon 19. He was working on a "hack" that was an automated alcohol delivery system that kept you drunk. It had a tube on one side that you would breath in, which lead to a breathalyzer, if your alcohol content was too low it would flash "you are not drunk enough" and would trigger a pump that was on a flask on his hip which would run up another tube on the other side that auto delivered alcohol to him. It was /awesome/ but completely unmarketable.

Now that is a mad genius. We can call it the inebriatitor-inator and sell it world wide.

/or just the tri state area.

Let me guess. You will market under the Doofenshmirtz label?


Only if you'll admit you just sang the jiggle in your head
 
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