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Date: 16 Sep 2006 01:51:13
From: DoublEE
Subject: And now for something completely useless
Melitta is about to launch a 10-cup coffeemaker that features weather
data from MSN Direct. The Melitta ME1MSB will start shipping November
15th at an MSRP of $250.

http://www.spotstop.com/default.asp?newsID=162


"Not only does the coffeemaker brew great-tasting coffee, it also
provides animated weather information on its large, bright-blue
backlit LCD display. MSN Direct region-specific up-to-the-minute
weather information is transmitted via an FM signal within minutes of
plugging in the coffeemaker--there's no set-up, subscription, or
Internet connection required. The appliance displays the current
temperature and conditions, high and low temperatures, and chance of
precipitation, as well as four-day weather forecasts. The coffeemaker
also displays scrolling weather information; visibility;
sunrise/sunset time; the UV index; and national weather-service
warnings and alerts (the display flashes when a warning alert is
issued). In addition to its optional sleep function, where if the unit
is idle for a period of time an animated, napping cat appears, the
user interface can display a 12- or 24-hour clock; temperature in
degrees F or C; along with English, French, or Spanish languages. The
10-cup programmable coffeemaker with animated coffee and weather
information measures 8 by 11 by 14 inches and carries a one-year
limited warranty."




 
Date: 18 Sep 2006 23:59:36
From: Bertie Doe
Subject: Re: And now for something completely useless

"DoublEE" wrote in message
>The appliance displays the current
> temperature and conditions, high and low temperatures, and chance of
> precipitation, as well as four-day weather forecasts. The coffeemaker
> also displays scrolling weather information; visibility;
> sunrise/sunset time; the UV index; and national weather-service
> warnings and alerts

I'm not too familiar with filter machines, but is water temperature
critical? If yes, wouldn't a water temp indicator be handy, rather than
weather temperature. For $250, I would expect an adjustable stat also.

Bertie




 
Date: 17 Sep 2006 06:53:10
From: ronnie.b
Subject: Re: And now for something completely useless

beans@smithfarms.com wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 03:26:20 GMT, Barry Jarrett
> <barry@rileys-coffee.com> wrote:
>
> >On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 01:51:13 GMT, DoublEE <itsmedoublee@gmail.com>
> >wrote:
> >
> > >"Not only does the coffeemaker brew great-tasting coffee, it also
> > >provides animated weather information on its large, bright-blue
> > >backlit LCD display.
> >
> >really, is looking out the window too much to ask?
> >
> >
> >--barry "might help if the weather guys did that, too"
>
> we have one of those *always correct* time and temperature
> things...Well the damn satellite must fly over every night because it
> corrects out time - Oregon Scientific- measurement to California time.
> Bob has reset that bugger 4 times and then the next morning it resets
> itself to 3 hours ahead. We just giggle and minus the hours.
>
> aloha,
> Cea
> --smithfarms.com
> farmers of pure kona
> roast beans to kona to email

Do you have it set to the correct time zone? RTM



  
Date: 17 Sep 2006 07:30:15
From:
Subject: Re: And now for something completely useless
On 17 Sep 2006 06:53:10 -0700, "ronnie.b" <ronbalut@verizon.net >
wrote:

>
>beans@smithfarms.com wrote:
>> On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 03:26:20 GMT, Barry Jarrett
>> <barry@rileys-coffee.com> wrote:
>>
>> >On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 01:51:13 GMT, DoublEE <itsmedoublee@gmail.com>
>> >wrote:
>> >
>> > >"Not only does the coffeemaker brew great-tasting coffee, it
also
>> > >provides animated weather information on its large, bright-blue
>> > >backlit LCD display.
>> >
>> >really, is looking out the window too much to ask?
>> >
>> >
>> >--barry "might help if the weather guys did that, too"
>>
>> we have one of those *always correct* time and temperature
>> things...Well the damn satellite must fly over every night because
>
>Do you have it set to the correct time zone? RTM

We've had it for a number of years and probably lost the instructions
but soemtimes HST (Hawaiian Standard Time) is not an option. I am sure
we would have entered HST if it was possible. My SIL said we could
disable that satellite checker but we've never been able to do that
either. It always resets by morning, so as I said, we just subtract 3
hours:). We have to remember the Daylight Savings thing in CA because
we don't have that here either. Pretty soon:).

I do love the idea of exact time, and a few years ago we got an
"atomic clock" and the clock kept the exact Colorado time. I did get
rid of that one. But the current CA time clock has the temperature so
we'll keep it.

aloha
Cea
--smithfarms.com
farmers of pure kona
roast beans to kona to email


   
Date: 17 Sep 2006 16:44:31
From: Steve Ackman
Subject: Re: And now for something completely useless
In <i71rg2pfhpd6ipm0cbtecj022dornahgof@4ax.com >, on Sun, 17 Sep 2006
07:30:15 -1000, beans@smithfarms.com wrote:

> I do love the idea of exact time, and a few years ago we got an
> "atomic clock" and the clock kept the exact Colorado time. I did get
> rid of that one.

Certainly Windows has something to sync your computer
with NIST, doesn't it? In 'nix, you just type
"rdate <nist.server >" and voila!

(where <nist.server > is one listed at
http://tf.nist.gov/service/time-servers.html )



    
Date: 17 Sep 2006 16:52:57
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: And now for something completely useless

"Steve Ackman" <steve@SNIP-THIS.twoloonscoffee.com > wrote in message
news:slrnegrctd.mtd.steve@wizard.dyndns.org...
> In <i71rg2pfhpd6ipm0cbtecj022dornahgof@4ax.com>, on Sun, 17 Sep 2006
> 07:30:15 -1000, beans@smithfarms.com wrote:
>
>> I do love the idea of exact time, and a few years ago we got an
>> "atomic clock" and the clock kept the exact Colorado time. I did get
>> rid of that one.
>
> Certainly Windows has something to sync your computer
> with NIST, doesn't it? In 'nix, you just type
> "rdate <nist.server>" and voila!
>
> (where <nist.server> is one listed at
> http://tf.nist.gov/service/time-servers.html )
>

Yep, double the time in the far right system tray, click "Internet Time"
then under "Automatically synchronize with an internet time server",
pick either time.nist.gov or time.windows.com
Craig.



     
Date: 17 Sep 2006 16:54:42
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: And now for something completely useless

"Craig Andrews" <alt.coffee@deletethis.rogers.com > wrote in message
news:4n5qt6F8o1ipU1@individual.net...
>
> "Steve Ackman" <steve@SNIP-THIS.twoloonscoffee.com> wrote in message
> news:slrnegrctd.mtd.steve@wizard.dyndns.org...
>> In <i71rg2pfhpd6ipm0cbtecj022dornahgof@4ax.com>, on Sun, 17 Sep 2006
>> 07:30:15 -1000, beans@smithfarms.com wrote:
>>
>>> I do love the idea of exact time, and a few years ago we got an
>>> "atomic clock" and the clock kept the exact Colorado time. I did
>>> get
>>> rid of that one.
>>
>> Certainly Windows has something to sync your computer
>> with NIST, doesn't it? In 'nix, you just type
>> "rdate <nist.server>" and voila!
>>
>> (where <nist.server> is one listed at
>> http://tf.nist.gov/service/time-servers.html )
>>
>
> Yep, double the time in the far right system tray, click "Internet
> Time" then under "Automatically synchronize with an internet time
> server", pick either time.nist.gov or time.windows.com
> Craig.

That's "double click". {;-)
Craig.



 
Date: 16 Sep 2006 03:26:20
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: And now for something completely useless
On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 01:51:13 GMT, DoublEE <itsmedoublee@gmail.com >
wrote:

>"Not only does the coffeemaker brew great-tasting coffee, it also
>provides animated weather information on its large, bright-blue
>backlit LCD display.

really, is looking out the window too much to ask?


--barry "might help if the weather guys did that, too"


  
Date: 16 Sep 2006 09:36:08
From: Sheldon T. Hall - DO NOT MAIL
Subject: Re: And now for something completely useless
On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 03:26:20 GMT, Barry Jarrett
<barry@rileys-coffee.com > wrote:

>On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 01:51:13 GMT, DoublEE <itsmedoublee@gmail.com>
>wrote:
>
> >"Not only does the coffeemaker brew great-tasting coffee, it also
> >provides animated weather information on its large, bright-blue
> >backlit LCD display.
>
>really, is looking out the window too much to ask?

I just send out the weather dog. If he comes back wet, it's raining.
If he doesn't come back, it's windy.

-Shel




   
Date: 17 Sep 2006 15:28:15
From: Brian Colwell
Subject: Re: And now for something completely useless

"Sheldon T. Hall - DO NOT MAIL" <aquaman@tandem.artell.net > wrote in message
news:gt9og2h56get5himqasn9brdfmtetf2kdo@4ax.com...
> On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 03:26:20 GMT, Barry Jarrett
> <barry@rileys-coffee.com> wrote:
>
>>On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 01:51:13 GMT, DoublEE <itsmedoublee@gmail.com>
>>wrote:
>>
>> >"Not only does the coffeemaker brew great-tasting coffee, it also
>> >provides animated weather information on its large, bright-blue
>> >backlit LCD display.
>>
>>really, is looking out the window too much to ask?
>
> I just send out the weather dog. If he comes back wet, it's raining.
> If he doesn't come back, it's windy.
>
> -Shel
>
I really like that one :-))

BMV




   
Date: 16 Sep 2006 17:55:39
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: And now for something completely useless
On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 09:36:08 -0700, Sheldon T. Hall - DO NOT MAIL
<aquaman@tandem.artell.net > wrote:

>>really, is looking out the window too much to ask?
>
>I just send out the weather dog. If he comes back wet, it's raining.
>If he doesn't come back, it's windy.

that reminds me of the weather comment i got from a yank living in
cornwall: "see that hill over there? that means it's going to rain.
if you can't see the hill, then it's raining."



  
Date: 15 Sep 2006 18:24:39
From:
Subject: Re: And now for something completely useless
On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 03:26:20 GMT, Barry Jarrett
<barry@rileys-coffee.com > wrote:

>On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 01:51:13 GMT, DoublEE <itsmedoublee@gmail.com>
>wrote:
>
> >"Not only does the coffeemaker brew great-tasting coffee, it also
> >provides animated weather information on its large, bright-blue
> >backlit LCD display.
>
>really, is looking out the window too much to ask?
>
>
>--barry "might help if the weather guys did that, too"

we have one of those *always correct* time and temperature
things...Well the damn satellite must fly over every night because it
corrects out time - Oregon Scientific- measurement to California time.
Bob has reset that bugger 4 times and then the next morning it resets
itself to 3 hours ahead. We just giggle and minus the hours.

aloha,
Cea
--smithfarms.com
farmers of pure kona
roast beans to kona to email


 
Date: 15 Sep 2006 20:57:11
From: jim schulman
Subject: Re: And now for something completely useless
On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 01:51:13 GMT, DoublEE <itsmedoublee@gmail.com >
wrote:

>"Not only does the coffeemaker brew great-tasting coffee, it also
>provides animated weather information on its large, bright-blue
>backlit LCD display.

It's part of a set. The microwave has a stock ticker, and the fridge,
headline news


  
Date: 16 Sep 2006 01:58:18
From: DoublEE
Subject: Re: And now for something completely useless
On Fri, 15 Sep 2006 20:57:11 -0500, jim schulman
<jim_schulman@ameritech.net > wrote:

>On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 01:51:13 GMT, DoublEE <itsmedoublee@gmail.com>
>wrote:
>
>>"Not only does the coffeemaker brew great-tasting coffee, it also
>>provides animated weather information on its large, bright-blue
>>backlit LCD display.
>
>It's part of a set. The microwave has a stock ticker, and the fridge,
>headline news

Good one!