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  • COFFEE

    Michelle said:
    I'm not clear why everyone seems to think that a k-cup is non-recyclable or a pain to recycle on your own.  You peel the foil off, compost the grounds if you like, and put the plastic into the recycling bin at your home.  There isn't much waste left over.  Do I think most people throw them out vs. trying to recycle them?  Probably.  But it's not like it's something that can't be done.  It shouldn't be a factor in deciding whether to get a Keurig or not.  Maybe I'm biased because I love mine.  I get a tasty cup of coffee every time. 
    They've always been technically recyclable, but weren't practically recyclable until recently. They changed their design. They used to have the filter integrated into the plastic and it was a huge pain to separate. The dirty secret about everything marked recyclable is that if a person is needed to separate the materials, they won't and it just goes to the landfill. That's when all the news stories broke, like the creator of k-cups regretting his invention. They're a lot easier to recycle now, but positive stories don't get headlines
    Travis
  • COFFEE

    What's your situation exactly? What do you mean that a number of coffee drinkers will be staying with you over the next year? Are people going to be spending a night or two at your place or staying with you for the year? If it's just people visiting occasionally, get whatever. I'm a coffee snob myself, but if I'm just visiting someone, coffee is coffee and whatever they have will do the trick for a day or two.

    A Keurig is definitely the easiest option, and they've done a pretty good job of making their pods actually recyclable instead of technically recyclable. It's not the cheapest option if they'll be drinking a lot of coffee since the pods aren't cheap, but you can get a reusable pod and use your own coffee.

    The best option for easy everyday coffee is probably a Bonavita drip coffee maker. You can get one for around $100, but the coffee is significantly better than anything cheaper and there's not nearly as much of a jump for anything more expensive.

    If they're coffee snobs, make sure you get a burr grinder. It makes a world of difference.
    Travis
  • Footage of the HMS Terror

    Hatorian said:
    Hunkulese said:
    So one of those weird coincidences that makes it feel like you're the centre of the universe happened to me today.

    I finally got around to watching the first season of the Terror and finished it up last night. The completely out of the blue, this story pops up on my newsfeed. They've just released footage of what the Terror looks like today. It's one of the most well-preserved shipwrecks of all time due to the cold, deep, dark water and the fact that it didn't sink from anything violent. One interesting find is that the Terror's propeller was in the deployed position.

    Crozier's cabin is the only area that was inaccessible and they believe it to be the most well-preserved section of the ship. His logs or notes might still be in his desk.

    It's at least nice to know that they didn't try and drag all the plates back to London.

    They're planning on staying out there another couple of weeks and are planning a similar dive to check out the Erebus.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/terror-wreck-exploration-franklin-expedition-mystery-1.5252023


    its not a coincidence. its the scary fact that this popped up in your newsfeed specifically because it knew you had watched the Terror. big brother man....they watching.....:)
    I know you're joking, but this expedition is happening right now and the footage was released today. That's some next level Big Brother.
    Hatorianawookiee
  • Footage of the HMS Terror

    So one of those weird coincidences that makes it feel like you're the centre of the universe happened to me today.

    I finally got around to watching the first season of the Terror and finished it up last night. The completely out of the blue, this story pops up on my newsfeed. They've just released footage of what the Terror looks like today. It's one of the most well-preserved shipwrecks of all time due to the cold, deep, dark water and the fact that it didn't sink from anything violent. One interesting find is that the Terror's propeller was in the deployed position.

    Crozier's cabin is the only area that was inaccessible and they believe it to be the most well-preserved section of the ship. His logs or notes might still be in his desk.

    It's at least nice to know that they didn't try and drag all the plates back to London.

    They're planning on staying out there another couple of weeks and are planning a similar dive to check out the Erebus.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/terror-wreck-exploration-franklin-expedition-mystery-1.5252023


    MarciMichelleHollyoak
  • SONY Edges MARVEL Out of Future SPIDER-MAN Movies - Report

    ABevs said:
    Hunkulese said:
    It's a pretty big stretch to call control over an IP a monopoly. If you're going by that definition, pretty much everything is a monopoly. Bald Move would be a monopoly.

    Once Disney owns every major entertainment corporation and the rights to every character ever, then we can start talking monopoly.
    It’s more than just control over an ip that makes people call them a monopoly. But in this specific case we probably used the wrong term. But the Bald Move Disney comparison seems pretty ridiculous. But either way Disney is a shitty corporation and their manipulating of copyright laws sucks. And the amount of entertainment outlets and properties they own should frighten people. It’s not good for the industry or fans. 
    Disney is definitely an evil corporation, but the changes to copyright law was one of the beneficial things they've done even if was for an entirely selfish reason. The copyright laws needed to be changed, but that was never going to happen without a big enough voice arguing for it.

    Having control over IPs you own isn't a bad thing.

    The Bald Move comparison is apt. If you think Bald Move should have full control over their IP, why shouldn't Disney?
    rhcoop