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All this talk of magic posh expensive coffee machines prompted me to think of teasmade machines, that make tea and wake you up. Amazingly, still available new. :blink: It reminds me of "olden days". :wacko:

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I still have one, gets a few outings a year before I tire of it and put it back in its box.

I believe Jimmy Saville said that exact same thing when people asked how he was coping without his mother being around anymore.

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Indeed. You can't beat a good Goblin

I used to buy them at boot sales, and then make them work.

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I believe Jimmy Saville said that exact same thing when people asked how he was coping without his mother being around anymore.

That's off this topic! How did your attempt at arson go?

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I want one that pours beer.

Designed by W Heath Robisnon, and built by Hunkin!

Beersmade?

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I want one that pours beer!

You want a Beersmade.

I remember James May having a German brewing machine in one programme. Unlike my process of barrels and bottles you just put the ingredients in, plugged it in, and waited.

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That bloke must be our "cheif engineer". -_-

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All this talk of magic posh expensive coffee machines prompted me to think of teasmade machines, that make tea and wake you up. Amazingly, still available new. :blink: It reminds me of "olden days". :wacko:

My folks had one for years. Always seemed such a fag to me, to set it all up every night.

If I want a cup of tea first thing, I have a Mr B to go and make me one.

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This made me laugh (IT Geek warning), only the other day I was in a discussion with an investment banking CIO about converged infrastructure and Openstack/ Docker, and he commented that he thought hyper-converged infrastructure was a bit like a Teasmade.

I thought it was a good analogy, and later found a 2011 article making the same comment: http://www.cohodata.com/blog/2014/04/08/hyperconvergence-is-a-lazy-ideal/

For those that don't know, a hyper-converged appliance is supposed to converge compute, storage and networking through software running on a commodity server - it does this by virtualising the infrastructure components. This is the IT equivalent of combining a alarm clock, kettle and teapot. Whilst quite a few vendors spin a good story on this, it doesn't really scale that well - the analogy there being that it's like trying to service a dinner party with a Teasmade.

Now whilst you might be able to control a bunch of teasmades with some orchestration software, if you get to the need to do that, you might as well have already bought the infrastructure based on a more traditional converged infrastructure - which will be more reliable and easier to use.

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I'd never thought of virtual tea before. We are up to our ears in the Matrix. The teasmade is an item for a bygone information free age, when you found out new things in a library.

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