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2010-12-24 12:29:48 AM  
That is cooler than a pack of Kools.
 
2010-12-24 12:38:31 AM  
If the future is Budweiser in plastic cups, count me out.

/Kinda neat.
 
2010-12-24 12:49:53 AM  
Nice method, lousy product.
 
2010-12-24 01:11:53 AM  
Yeah, someone should try to figure out a way to do that with beer.
 
2010-12-24 03:35:36 AM  
Where's the meme of that guy who laughs hysterically and then says, "That's so dumb."
 
2010-12-24 03:37:06 AM  
I like the idea, and the execution seemed flawless to boot.
 
2010-12-24 03:45:56 AM  
Hypnotic.

/must...have...beer...
 
2010-12-24 03:47:33 AM  

Reactron: Yeah, someone should try to figure out a way to do that with beer.


Pfft.
 
2010-12-24 03:57:37 AM  

Sun God: Where's the meme of that guy who laughs hysterically and then says, "That's so dumb."


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2010-12-24 04:02:10 AM  
I'm sorry, I didn't notice the brand names.


/Was too busy being blinded by SCIENCE!
 
2010-12-24 04:06:38 AM  
This is perfect example of useless tech.

An old fashioned spigot can fill ANYTHING with beer. Any container, any size, no modification.

This crap machine needs special cups that are uselessly complicated and create unnecessary waste, further straining the environment. If only I could reach the maker with my bear hands. That's not a typo of bare, either.
 
2010-12-24 04:15:03 AM  
If I had 3 testicles, I'd give one up to have that tap in my man cave.
 
2010-12-24 04:16:32 AM  

doglover: This is perfect example of useless tech.

An old fashioned spigot can fill ANYTHING with beer. Any container, any size, no modification.

This crap machine needs special cups that are uselessly complicated and create unnecessary waste, further straining the environment. If only I could reach the maker with my bear hands. That's not a typo of bare, either.


This kind of bear? NSFW Kendall Bears (new window)
 
2010-12-24 04:21:23 AM  

doglover: This is perfect example of useless tech.

An old fashioned spigot can fill ANYTHING with beer. Any container, any size, no modification.

This crap machine needs special cups that are uselessly complicated and create unnecessary waste, further straining the environment. If only I could reach the maker with my bear hands. That's not a typo of bare, either.


What is the advantage to the business? The cups are undoubtedly more expensive and there is only a slight increase in productivity. If the cup supply doesn't get there by game time - say if there's a blizzard or something they'll lose out on beer sales and that would really hurt.
 
2010-12-24 04:21:26 AM  

doglover: This is perfect example of useless tech.

An old fashioned spigot can fill ANYTHING with beer. Any container, any size, no modification.

This crap machine needs special cups that are uselessly complicated and create unnecessary waste, further straining the environment. If only I could reach the maker with my bear hands. That's not a typo of bare, either.


Useless tech? Anything that can speed up the serving of beer at sporting events is OK with me.
 
2010-12-24 05:15:45 AM  
I first saw this in person at a Green day show here in the ATL this summer. The speed of service far outpaces any conventional serving system (with the exception of places that remove the cap and hand you a bottle) and for events like concerts and games, that speeds the line considerably. You also get less head on the beer, which is good for artificially carbonated crap we drink here in the U.S.

And yes, the cups are special; oddly enough, they have a magnet in the bottom; I have no idea how that relates to the delivery method.

/magnetic beer?
 
2010-12-24 05:17:49 AM  
I see the future all the time. It is tomorrow.
 
2010-12-24 05:21:53 AM  
I'm a peripheral visionary. I can see the future, but only way off to the side.
 
2010-12-24 05:24:45 AM  

tober:
This kind of bear? NSFW Kendall Bears (new window)


Wow, that made Manos look like Citizen Kane...
 
2010-12-24 05:28:07 AM  
That's pretty neat. I'm going back to my time machine now and go into "time meditation".
 
2010-12-24 05:31:29 AM  
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die.
 
2010-12-24 05:34:21 AM  

ox45tallboy: I first saw this in person at a Green day show here in the ATL this summer. The speed of service far outpaces any conventional serving system (with the exception of places that remove the cap and hand you a bottle) and for events like concerts and games, that speeds the line considerably. You also get less head on the beer, which is good for artificially carbonated crap we drink here in the U.S.

And yes, the cups are special; oddly enough, they have a magnet in the bottom; I have no idea how that relates to the delivery method.

/magnetic beer?


Somehow, I just knew that magnets would be involved.
 
2010-12-24 05:37:44 AM  
What the hell I don't even
 
2010-12-24 05:39:48 AM  

Grables'Daughter: Somehow, I just knew that magnets would be involved.


It comes from splitting the beer atom.

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2010-12-24 05:54:14 AM  

ox45tallboy: I first saw this in person at a Green day show here in the ATL this summer. The speed of service far outpaces any conventional serving system (with the exception of places that remove the cap and hand you a bottle) and for events like concerts and games, that speeds the line considerably. You also get less head on the beer, which is good for artificially carbonated crap we drink here in the U.S.

And yes, the cups are special; oddly enough, they have a magnet in the bottom; I have no idea how that relates to the delivery method.

/magnetic beer?


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2010-12-24 05:55:27 AM  
I think I would like it a lot better if the server didn't touch the rim of the cups with her fingers.
I'd like it even more if it weren't Budweiser.
 
2010-12-24 06:22:34 AM  
No.. It doesn't work if you sit on it.
 
2010-12-24 06:42:11 AM  
The employee is utterly pointless. Automate that with a machine.

"What do you do for a living?"

"I do something that can more easily be automated or done by the customer and get paid $10 an hour"
 
2010-12-24 06:43:59 AM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: The employee is utterly pointless. Automate that with a machine.

"What do you do for a living?"

"I do something that can more easily be automated or done by the customer and get paid $10 an hour"


THIS! we need more unemployed people.
 
2010-12-24 06:53:58 AM  

yarnothuntin: Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: The employee is utterly pointless. Automate that with a machine.

"What do you do for a living?"

"I do something that can more easily be automated or done by the customer and get paid $10 an hour"

THIS! we need more unemployed people.


Hey that's a great idea. Lots of unskilled jobs that require zero education, minimal brain function, and actually inhibit the efficiency of a particular service. It's the American solution to everything.

No make peepole get smrt and get gud job to provide for advancement of society.

F*cking muppet.
 
2010-12-24 07:25:35 AM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Hey that's a great idea. Lots of unskilled jobs that require zero education, minimal brain function, and actually inhibit the efficiency of a particular service. It's the American solution to everything.

No make peepole get smrt and get gud job to provide for advancement of society.

F*cking muppet.


I never said it was a good job, but it's a job. And unfortunately you're right; that is the mentality. When they opened up the new "super sports center" here in town they were bragging about how it would bring in "hundreds of new jerbs!" Well, that's great- hundreds of new, minimum wage, unskilled jobs. Fantastic. But, you there were people out in droves to get those hundreds of minimum wage unskilled jobs. We don't exactly live in a Utopia over here and not everybody rises to the top and even if they did, there really aren't that many jobs up at the top either. I was just saying in another thread the company that I work for took 3 buildings in 3 different States full of ~50-70 working people and turned them into 6 rack spaces. Yes, it's more cost effective and efficient, but what's going to happen to those ~150-210 people?
 
2010-12-24 07:36:48 AM  

doglover: create unnecessary waste, further straining the environment.


Holy sh*t.

Came here to say exactly this. First time I have agreed with you about something.

Yah. Convenient and unnecessarily wasteful.

This machine would be great if it were glasses being filled and reused. But this is just wasteful and decadent.
 
2010-12-24 07:40:52 AM  

eyehate: This machine would be great if it were glasses being filled and reused. But this is just wasteful and decadent.


I don't understand this argument. How is this anymore wasteful than the thousands upon thousands of plastic cups being used at sporting events now? You're just replacing waste with waste.
 
2010-12-24 08:04:46 AM  
The fact that they are throwaway will put up the price of beer compared to normal serving methods. The only benefit is that crap beer can be sold to fools faster at great cost to the rest of us.

I have the same question that killed the computer in the prisoner.

Why?
 
2010-12-24 08:05:57 AM  
Even if the machine cost $300,000 and each cup cost $1, at the rate those were flying off the counter this thing would probably pay for itself in one MLB season.

This of course assumes it was a sports venue, with $8 prices.
 
2010-12-24 08:09:29 AM  

yarnothuntin: eyehate: This machine would be great if it were glasses being filled and reused. But this is just wasteful and decadent.

I don't understand this argument. How is this anymore wasteful than the thousands upon thousands of plastic cups being used at sporting events now? You're just replacing waste with waste.


Yup. I was going to say that, but apparently the cups have magnets in the bottom. That would take more materials and energy to produce, and would also make them harder to recycle.
I think the solution would be to make reusable cups and market it to bars and restaurants instead of sports venues. Imagine never having to get the waitresses attention at a restaurant or wait at a crowded bar for a drink! just put your cup down and swipe your card. Of course, some one would have to check your ID before activating the tap, which could be prompted every time a new card was used. It would also have to have a touch screen for beer selection. Heck, they could also do mixed drinks that way. Undoubtedly, there would be a lot of problems to overcome, but I think it could be pulled off, and I bet the first bar/restaurant to do it will make a ton of money.
 
2010-12-24 08:10:19 AM  

Relatively Obscure: If the future is Budweiser in plastic cups, count me out.

/Kinda neat.


kentriccubed: I'm sorry, I didn't notice the brand names.


/Was too busy being blinded by SCIENCE!


Theoretical beer theory posits that any brand beer can be put into any dispensing or drinking device.

/So I'm with kentriccubed on this one.
 
2010-12-24 08:41:30 AM  

Happy Hours: What is the advantage to the business? The cups are undoubtedly more expensive and there is only a slight increase in productivity. If the cup supply doesn't get there by game time - say if there's a blizzard or something they'll lose out on beer sales and that would really hurt.


Well, there is also no spillage/waste of the product.
 
2010-12-24 09:30:02 AM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: yarnothuntin: Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: The employee is utterly pointless. Automate that with a machine.

"What do you do for a living?"

"I do something that can more easily be automated or done by the customer and get paid $10 an hour"

THIS! we need more unemployed people.

Hey that's a great idea. Lots of unskilled jobs that require zero education, minimal brain function, and actually inhibit the efficiency of a particular service. It's the American solution to everything.

No make peepole get smrt and get gud job to provide for advancement of society.

F*cking muppet.


This has been going on since the dawn of time, because in the long run, cheap human labor is more sustainable than automated and it comes at a much lower initial investment.
 
2010-12-24 09:39:26 AM  

doglover: This is perfect example of useless tech.

An old fashioned spigot can fill ANYTHING with beer. Any container, any size, no modification.

This crap machine needs special cups that are uselessly complicated and create unnecessary waste, further straining the environment. If only I could reach the maker with my bear hands. That's not a typo of bare, either.


No, this is perfect tech for a bar/sporting event/frat party

Any other occasion yeah, it'd be useless
 
2010-12-24 09:49:01 AM  
hardly any foam on that beer. If a bartender handed me a beer like that I wouldn't have accepted it.
 
2010-12-24 09:52:46 AM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: The employee is utterly pointless. Automate that with a machine.

"What do you do for a living?"

"I do something that can more easily be automated or done by the customer and get paid $10 an hour"


Yeah but a machine can't sassingly call me Sugar, or Baby.
Anytime an older black woman calls me a name like that I get all warm inside. Then I think about how nice it must have been to be a rich white child on a plantation with one of those house ni... helpers running around being nice to me, calling me pet names and feeding me shrimp. Ahhh simpler times.
 
2010-12-24 09:53:22 AM  
"TRUfill is a revolutionary new dispense filling system that allows faster filling by dispensing through a non-return valve in the bottom of a drinking vessel. TRUfill is patented technology and is adaptable to a wide range of disposable and re-useable dedicated beverage vessels."

/from a GIS
 
2010-12-24 10:41:16 AM  
I got to admit, I've never thought about the environment while sipping on a beer at a ballgame. If I did, I'd bring my own mug for them to fill. But I'm pretty sure they wouldn't fill it anyway.

Magnets hold the cup down so the upward pressure of the beer doesn't pop off the cup from the dispenser?
 
2010-12-24 10:49:47 AM  
Annd your unit price for cups goes from fractions of a cent to probably closer to $1 for a "disposable" cup with that valve/lock embedded in it.

But we'll make it up in volume!
 
2010-12-24 10:54:32 AM  
I'm so tired of faces screaming at me from youtube videos or viral marketing BS I don't even view the farking videos anymore.

Someone give a brief description please.
 
2010-12-24 11:05:22 AM  
If delivery of beverage is sanitary to a non-disposable cup, it would be cool to have a personalized mug that you could just walk up to the dispenser, slap your own mug down, have it read an embedded RFID tag, dispense your beer and charge your account. RFID tag could even identify the volume your mug is designed to hold, dispense the appropriate amount and charge appropriately to the volume.
 
2010-12-24 11:09:44 AM  
 
2010-12-24 11:10:29 AM  
Flex that cup even a little ways from "round" and let me know how much beer ends up in your lap.
 
2010-12-24 11:21:29 AM  

SlodaMan: If delivery of beverage is sanitary to a non-disposable cup, it would be cool to have a personalized mug that you could just walk up to the dispenser, slap your own mug down, have it read an embedded RFID tag, dispense your beer and charge your account. RFID tag could even identify the volume your mug is designed to hold, dispense the appropriate amount and charge appropriately to the volume.


This cup should also have fingerprint analysis in cause someone steals it from me.
 
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