There are a couple stashed in offices around town I recall altho like
the one you mentioned I think it's been probably 20 yr since they were
anything more than "yard art". There's one of the chest types still on
the showroom floor at the Chebby dealership but it's under about 3" of
dust and old catalogs now... :)
Glass is pretty much a bygone; cleaning and recycling is just too
expensive. About all I see any more are imports coming up from Mexico
by the immigrant population bringing them back -- they're popular mostly
because as somebody else noted elsethread they're mostly sugar-based
with less fructose. (Some claim can tell by taste; the double-blind
tests I've done similar to Sir Fisher's on the lady serving tea as to
whether the milk was added first or later were unable to show a
statistically-demonstrated case it was true for most).
Scratching my head and thinking back a bit, I do actually recall,
recently, a plastic bottle vending machine, IIRC it took dollar bills.
But I was thinking where you put the money in a grab the bottle from a
slot. The few recent ones I recall drop the soda or water much like a
bag of chips is dropped and then you reach inside, to the bottom,
through a spring loaded door.
I normally see these outside restrooms at shopping malls.
There are taste differences, but I think real sugar coke vs HFCS coke
wasn't that great. The glass bottle coke vs plastic might taste
different because of the way the container hits your mouth.
Now, Mountain Dew vs Mountain Dew Throwback (real sugar), there's a
definite taste difference. The Throwback has a lighter feel and a
Remember the steel cans ? Before Al. The Steel ones would die
after a while (shelf life) as the acid would find a break in the
coated ones. Dr. Pepper tasted better with extra iron.
I was overseas and with 6 weeks on a ship to our dock and maybe a
month of waiting in the storehouse before coming...
The steel would start to leak. So policy came about that we only
bought what we could drink in xxx days. Ship people to verify them
and return (Ha Ha ) leaky Cans. I suspect not for the drink, to to see
the process error or where the leak cam from.
Al was much better, different taste. Then there was Al coated. That
changed the taste again.
I've noticed a number of drinks that were in glass are now in plastic.
Pure glass is expensive. Clean pure sand...
On 8/8/2016 10:59 PM, Leon wrote:
On Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:02:52 -0500, Martin Eastburn
But you can not recycle plastic drink bottles for making more drink
bottles. So we make carpet fiber out of them primarily. Glass,
aluminum not a problem to refit into the production cycle. Now given
that Pepsico is looking for at a .001 cent per unit to add to the
profit line as a good thing, plastic most be a lot cheaper.
Anyone else remeber the two liter bombs Pepsico made?
That's what the significant (wouldn't say "vast" :) ) majority who took
the double-blind taste tests concluded. Did this as a project inside a
graduate statistics class years ago where there was a year-end class
project for various teams within the class. We all had a team to
design/conduct an experiment using class concepts and all the rest of
the class were required to be the subjects for each others' teams.
Actually was a lot of fun... :)
Anyway our team did the fructose/vis a vis sugar test, another did the
Coke/Pepsi. The sugar/corn syrup fraction was statistically
indistinguishable from 50:50; no different than coin flip overall.
Coke/Pepsi fared a little better; it was just over 60:40 correct iirc;
I've personally always been able to tell those two apart and am a devout
Pepsi preferer over Coke (altho as I've gotten older I've gotten to
where I rarely drink any soda any longer; we basically don't buy it at
Just a side note; nothing of any significance other than it's almost
100F out and I've come inside and am passing time while avoiding office
work should be doing...:)
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Interesting. Around here can vending machines have pretty
much completely disappeared. It's all plastic bottles.
I kind of think it's because so many people want things
other than soda, and you can put water, or juice, or other
things that don't usually come in cans into them.
It actually is more of a name. The original specification
(from Thomas Edison) was for 1.375 inches. It became "35mm"
when European filmmakers captured the market for it (Kodak
originally could only sell to Edison, but Edison overlooked
patenting the film in Europe, so makers there could sell to
Sorry, laddie, but the 35mm standard originated in the US with George
Eastman, William Dickson, and Thomas Edison. Only it wasn't "35mm"
then, it was 1-3/8 inch.
Fuji, Agfa, and others are the ones who "had to do it"--Kodak started
selling 35mm film in 1892.
The best reason not to use metric is that not using metric annoys people
Of course, just like Leon's initial example of converting _from_
imperial to metric, it's no more difficult to go the other way if were
to really, really want (or need) to...
The key is the latter--we don't set out to the store to buy precisely a
liter, we can only buy the container that's on the shelves. The
manufacturers made the shift for one reason to satisfy the mandate of
the EU that required it and doing so; it's only economic to have one
production line for a given nominal size. It's fortunate that a liter
is roughly 1 US qt (within about 5%) so it is essentially transparent.
But, ever hear anybody take that and say they're going run out and get
2L of milk? No, the innate volume reference of the US population is
still the qt and 1/2- and 1 gallon milk bottle/carton and likely always
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