Hilarious - but...
I remember this one doing the rounds late last year... so you should be trying to find faux usb-cheese gadgets by now.
If a glass of plonk is your limit after a long day at the office, then you’d better not read on, because a tipple at your desk is now much easier, thanks to the fabulous French invention that is the USB Wine Tap. Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com This ingenious device will pour you a perfect …
"France has been investing heavily in humour development since the 1970s and the government has today revealed the first fruits of the scheme - a joke about a USB Wine Dispenser.
"France will be having another go at doing a joke in 2012."
I've seen battery powered corkscrews. A USB powered corkscrew/pump thing would be a pointless gadget but would probably do as well as other pointless USB powered gadgets.
Hmm, how about the re-invention of the SodaStream as a USB controlled alcopop maker?
Mine's the one with the bottle of Bulgarian red in it.
Look, if you want it to be "universal" it should work world wide. None of that yucky French stuff, only good California stuff for me.
Of course, if they had one for sodas or coffee, I would have signed up already.
I can see it now: USB Starbucks. You heard it here first!
I was hoping for the one that delivered beer to your desk!
Imagine the "intellectual copyright" battles the brewmakers would get into, however. Richard Stallman would become a legendary figure in THAT arena, I tell you!
Mine's the one with the code for Landshark on a CD in its inner pocket, thanks.
What I also find hilarious is that it's called USBWine, not USBVin - isn't there a law prohibiting the use of languages other than French in the names of products? (so it really should be BSU Vin - vin du bus seriel universel, although not very sure about the frenchiness of the term "bus").
"You mean that you can't download wine from the internet?"
ask linux people they do it all the time
- isn't there a law prohibiting the use of languages other than French in the names of products?
They try to balance it so that not to many words from a foreign language will dilute the purist language. That's a losing battle since so mane new tech products have English names that the were just giving them a french pronunciation such as le computor , in stead of computer. Recently they have even given that up.
You bastards don't even accept global warming is true!
I think there is a conspiracy here. You guys all have shares in the beverage market and don't want to see them undercut by this cool invention. No! You'd rather just dis this product without researching the facts. You're just a bunch of crybabies wishing you had invented this. Well guess what buddy the Truth is out. You can't stop progress even if you try.
I think it should also come in a British version that serves piss warm beer. Just run the beer through the CPU cooling to warm it up.
As I explained on another forum when this topic was brought up...
After researching this, I've found that it's not a hoax, although there's more to it than meets the eye:
As well as the USB adapter, your computer needs to meet the Bluetooth V3.01 specification (not the traditional bluetooth) because the bandwidth provided by bluetooth 3.01 has sufficient bandwidth to manipulate the molecules of the "base liquid" (a "programmable" juice if you will) supplied by the manufacturers. You also need to attach a pump for the aforementioned base liquid to your computer, which needs to be plugged into the mains.
Although this technology is revolutionary, there hasn't been a "fanfare" release, as the manufacturers are trying to come up with anti-copying technology, due to already being under threat from "drink piracy". There are many P2P networks out there where the users are illegally trading wines and other usb-based alchoholic drinks. These programmes go by such names as GrapeTorrent, WineWire and BeerShare.
Careful now. We all know what happens when geeks get involved with wine:
Or even worse:
[The icon is me doing the recycling at the bottle bank]
ePlonkey, Wazaa (*the* site for pirated Budweiser), PirateBayRum, Nipster, Dropster, Beaujolais Gnuvoux, Sherryaza, WinPX, Morepeeus or Juiced.
Or just download direct from Boozenet.
You could even go to one of the legit aggregators: RealAle-dio and QuickTimeGentlemenPlease (lots of cider there).
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