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Oh, I didn't know that about cans. I guess it's the air getting in? Although that doesn't explain why this bottle froze, because the lid was on.
Something to do with metal of the can vs plastic of the bottle? But metal can get cold too, so... it's odd.

I was under the (apparently mistaken!) impression that fizzy drink couldn't freeze because of the bubbles.

Mind you it was -5 last night. The juice is thawing nicely, it's mostly liquid now with just a sort of iceberg floating in the middle :D
It may also depend on how much gas is under compression in there. Certainly, diet Coke seems to have more fizz than most other drinks and it seems to only freeze up when the can is opened. Maybe fruit juice-based drinks behave differently?
 

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Sniggering at how Wall Street is currently getting its arse kicked.
All markets apart from Nikkei are down.
Dunno what is causing that.
 

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Very enjoyable!
 

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The kind of 'arm robot' that rotates and spins like an octopus breakdancing.

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I suppose the setup means he can serve coffee to drivers all night. His 'face' changes to symbols that indicate what's going on.
That is awesome.
 

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Watching a robot make my coffee at a motorway service station in the middle of nowhere!
This chap.

The kind of 'arm robot' that rotates and spins like an octopus breakdancing.

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I suppose the setup means he can serve coffee to drivers all night. His 'face' changes to symbols that indicate what's going on.
It must be the future!
 

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This chap.

The kind of 'arm robot' that rotates and spins like an octopus breakdancing.

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I suppose the setup means he can serve coffee to drivers all night. His 'face' changes to symbols that indicate what's going on.
“...Cappuccinotron begins to learn rapidly and eventually becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m., EDT, on August 29, 2021. In a panic, humans try to shut down Cappuccinotron which then defends itself against them. Cappuccinotron launches a nuclear attack...”

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I was impressed.
Almost everybody who bought a coffee filmed the robot in action: free viral publicity.
Howard, the Big Bang Theory engineer, would be interested in that. :chuckle:
 

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I was impressed.

Almost everybody who bought a coffee filmed the robot in action: free viral publicity.
But how does it handle complaints? What if a customer is that kind of arsehole whose coffee is never right? Too hot, too cold, too much froth, not enough froth? I know, I owned a cafe' and there's plenty of them out there. People are happy to walk into a bar and pay $10-15 for a craft beer and Heaven forbid of your $3-5 coffee is not exaclty as they ordered it.
Are Koreans too polite to complain if something is not quite right?
 

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But how does it handle complaints? What if a customer is that kind of arsehole whose coffee is never right? Too hot, too cold, too much froth, not enough froth? I know, I owned a cafe' and there's plenty of them out there. People are happy to walk into a bar and pay $10-15 for a craft beer and Heaven forbid of your $3-5 coffee is not exaclty as they ordered it.
Are Koreans too polite to complain if something is not quite right?
It's a coffee vending machine, albeit a very sophisticated one that looks like a café. I suppose you interact with it as you would one of those.
 

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As my deer fridge is currently unoccupied, I was giving it one of its regular cleanings with kitchen-grade antibacterial spray.

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