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Drink Coffee, Support Mozilla

CmdrTaco posted about 11 years ago | from the well-isn't-that-special dept.

Mozilla 271

MikeCapone writes "Heavy coffee-drinking Mozilla fans take notice, MozillaZine has a story on how some coffee company has dedicated a selection of gourmet coffees to helping the Mozilla foundation. Only half the profits go to Mozilla, but the coffee seems good..."

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Cool (1)

Vexalith (684137) | about 11 years ago | (#6777401)

As a heavy coffee drinker and equally heavy Mozilla user this seems like a good deal!

Re:Cool (1, Insightful)

kasperd (592156) | about 11 years ago | (#6777429)

But coffee is supposed to be hot, not cool.

Re:Cool (2, Funny)

Chundra (189402) | about 11 years ago | (#6777432)

So how heavy are you?

Good deal... (5, Insightful)

Seehund (86897) | about 11 years ago | (#6777450)

Then again, you could buy your coffee elsewhere, at less RIDICULOUS prices [rjtarpleys.com] , and instead donate directly [mozilla.org] to mozilla.org.

Re:Good deal... (2, Interesting)

Vexalith (684137) | about 11 years ago | (#6777474)

Damn, I should have RTFA. That is expensive. I think I'll stick to supermarket coffee and send Mozilla the money directly.

Have you ever considered... (3, Insightful)

Krapangor (533950) | about 11 years ago | (#6777501)

...to stop drinking coffee and send all the money to them instead.
This would be much better for your health and for the project.

Re:Good deal... (4, Insightful)

Seehund (86897) | about 11 years ago | (#6777505)

For the lazy ones; it costs about US$ 10 per pound.

Maybe coffee is more expensive in the US. I'm in Sweden (second largest coffee consuming nation after Finland IIRC), and coffee typically costs ~ US$ 2-4 per 1/2 kg. (1 lb = 0.45359237 kg). Maybe $ 5-6 for "luxury blends" in specialized stores.

But I hear that US-ians generally don't tend to use too much coffee in their water... Maybe this is the reason. ;)

Re:Good deal... (3, Insightful)

dk.r*nger (460754) | about 11 years ago | (#6777515)

...at less RIDICULOUS prices ...

Well, I guess this isn't your average cheap "three bags of 500 grams, $7.95" coffee, but once you get acustomed to - not even really good coffee, but decent, eveyday coffee, about $5-$5.50 pr 250 grams is not unfair - and that's without donating to anything but the coffeestore-owners BMW.

I'm spoiled, I can't drink the cheap crap anymore.. I just can't..

Re:Good deal... (1)

b!arg (622192) | about 11 years ago | (#6777591)

Huh? Perhaps it's just a Seattle thing, but I regularly spend upwards of $7.50/pound for coffee beans. The really good stuff is up around the $10 mark. We're not talking Folger's here. *gags* Now I think I'll be off and enjoy some of my $10 coffee...

Re:Good deal... (1)

kfuq (513110) | about 11 years ago | (#6777614)

yah.. coffee bean prices seem to vary from about $7.50/lb to $11/lb in North Idaho

Re:Good deal... (5, Informative)

zulux (112259) | about 11 years ago | (#6777609)

This cofees is *NOT* expensive - good shade-grown organic cofee is well woth $10 a pound. A lot of effort, time and care goes into the product, and the results are outstanding.

Folgers is about $4.50 a poind, and this cofee is more that 10 times better - in armoa, taste, and in good-will (suporting non-plantation growers that care about the product.)

I'm not an environmentalist wacko - with the typical cofee plantations (in South America) are terrible for our environment. Basically they slash and burn, orver fertalise, the mechanically harverst - and once there done with that peice of land they move on to the next bit of rain-forest.

$10 is nothing for us computer programers - it takes you an extra three minutes to earn the diferance and the results are worth it.

Re:Cool (3, Funny)

FooAtWFU (699187) | about 11 years ago | (#6777454)

Mmm. After all, sleep is just a poor substitute for caffeine.

Re:Cool (-1, Offtopic)

Vexalith (684137) | about 11 years ago | (#6777486)

Something I forgot to add when composing my original post:
PHRI5T POZZZZZT!!!!11!!111

Re:Cool (-1, Troll)

Oceanman (701065) | about 11 years ago | (#6777574)

It's not a good deal! Mozilla is OPEN SOURCE software, do you know that? Open source software is some gay fucking fad that sucks. Get a decent browser like IE. Oh and take a shower.

1/2 is HUGE (5, Informative)

squashed (664265) | about 11 years ago | (#6777402)

1/2 is a significant %, compared to the typical promotion offering a % to non-profit causes.

Re:1/2 is HUGE (2, Interesting)

gl4ss (559668) | about 11 years ago | (#6777449)

yeah the usual you see around here in is like one cent per one euro of purchase.. depending on the profit margin i still would say 1/2 of the profits to be bigger than that.

too bad i don't drink coffee though.. now some tea would be excellent but i guess i could getter better tea through my chinese flatmate.

Re:1/2 is HUGE (4, Interesting)

Accipiter (8228) | about 11 years ago | (#6777477)

too bad i don't drink coffee though..

Who cares? Buy a bag and give it to someone who does. I'm not a coffee drinker at all, but I'm buying a bag right now just to show support for this endeavor. This is an EXTREMELY generous offer on the part of RJ Tarpley, and I plan on thanking them by thanking the Mozilla Foundation at the same time.

Re:1/2 is HUGE (2, Insightful)

hendridm (302246) | about 11 years ago | (#6777612)

It's good to encourage companies to support open source, but you could also donate [mozilla.org] the amount you paid for the coffee and be assured 100% of it is going towards Mozilla.

On second thought, it's miles ahead of what most of these leeches who can't fathom why anybody would PAY for a Slashdot subscription yet visit this site throughout the day to bitch about it.

Re:1/2 is HUGE (5, Insightful)

Accipiter (8228) | about 11 years ago | (#6777633)

I thought of the 100% to Mozilla argument.

It's good in the fact that 100% of the money goes to Mozilla, but on the other hand, where's the attention? By actually promoting Mozilla via the coffee purchase, not only are you donating to Mozilla, you're telling the company "Hey, this is a good idea. You're doing good here." and you're promoting the attention the project receives as a result. And just maybe, it could encourage others to do the same.

Donations don't get press coverage unless they're in ridiculously large amounts. But when a company has pledged to donate a portion of its profits to a worthy cause, it gets more attention.

Which is why this story is on Mozillazine and Slashdot. A simple donation wouldn't have done that.

Re:1/2 is HUGE (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6777657)

So donate 100% to Mozilla, then send a letter to the company saying that you were inspired by their generosity, and donated $10 on their behalf.

Re:1/2 is HUGE (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6777566)

through my chinese flatmate

While Chinese aren't exactly the tallest people in the world, calling them flat goes a bit too far, I think.

Re:1/2 is HUGE (1)

Newrad (692715) | about 11 years ago | (#6777578)

HAHAHA!! Oh man I hope you were kidding with that. (Because the screwed up british way of saying apartment is flat)

Re:1/2 is HUGE (1)

Epistax (544591) | about 11 years ago | (#6777639)

I'll check this stuff out as soon as I get back to school. I've just bought a Saeco espresso machine and I really want to get a bean other than the one crappy brand at the local Wegman's (grociery store). Especially since this wegmans doesn't have a bean grinder..

Has anyone tried this stuff yet-- know how it tastes?

Opera rules (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6777403)

Do not support GNU/hippie browsers. Get a decent one. You know, one you have to pay for.

Re:Opera rules (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6777583)

Oh yeah, if you mod the truth down, maybe Mozilla will suck less...

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Re:GNAA! (-1, Troll)

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in societ russia... (-1, Funny)

Profe55or Booty (540761) | about 11 years ago | (#6777406)

java supports your web browser!

Re:in societ russia... (-1, Offtopic)

Profe55or Booty (540761) | about 11 years ago | (#6777424)

SOVIET! damn.

Re:in societ russia... (-1, Offtopic)

kasperd (592156) | about 11 years ago | (#6777468)

SOVIET! damn.

Oh, I thought the c was the joke.

Re:in societ russia... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6777497)

It was, it's just that the poster didn't realize it. How else do you think he got modded to 5?

Re:in societ russia... (-1, Offtopic)

FrostedWheat (172733) | about 11 years ago | (#6777521)

An on-topic soviet russia joke!!!

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Not quite what I had in mind... (5, Funny)

cnb (146606) | about 11 years ago | (#6777410)

When they promised better java support for mozilla

so..... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6777411)

what are the chances of getting starbucks to purchase wholesale mozilla beans from these guys and getting this stuff to the true heavy coffee drinking masses?

coffee rocks! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6777413)

i love coffee! i will buy alot!

Hmmm Max Havelaar... (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6777414)

What about the coffee farmers?

Do they get a fair share?

First things first, I'd say ;-)

Re:Hmmm Max Havelaar... (3, Funny)

niko9 (315647) | about 11 years ago | (#6777588)

I heard Juan Valdez [juanvaldez.com] got a free copy of Mozilla.

Man that guy always seems happy to grow coffee for the gringos.

Hmmm (4, Funny)

vevva (693964) | about 11 years ago | (#6777419)

Definite grounds for a brewhaha

Coffee for mozilla (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6777421)

This looks like a terrible idea.

I'm game (2, Funny)

Idealius (688975) | about 11 years ago | (#6777422)

Sounds like the perfect gift for my company. We're IT, and everyone I know here drinks coffee. Looks like I'll be Mr. Popular for a few days before the coffee runs out. Hmmm, mark me down for a 100 lbs, that should last for a day or so..

And in other news, (5, Funny)

grug0 (696014) | about 11 years ago | (#6777426)

crack dealers are giving half their profits to SCO. Say dealers, "They're some of our most loyal patrons, it only seems fair."

Re:And in other news, (0, Offtopic)

kfuq (513110) | about 11 years ago | (#6777586)

"..Coming up next on news at 11, Darl McBride is caught smoking crack in a bus station bathroom with 10 prostitutes... we'll be right back after these commercial announcements......"

Re:And in other news, (1)

SuperDuG (134989) | about 11 years ago | (#6777656)

I'm pretty sure even crack dealers have stopped doing business with them (look at SCO's previous business partners).

"War on drugs? It's hard enough to go to school on drugs" -Gobi SNL

SCO Lawyer - "You can't sue crack dealers, that's admitting guilt of drug usage and purchase"
SCO Exec - "So, look if it's going to get a few more points on the market, I'm for it."
SCO Lawyer - "Do you prefer the words controlled substance or are we sticking with 'Crack Rocks'?"

Bloat (-1, Troll)

briancollins (700695) | about 11 years ago | (#6777433)

Mozilla doesn't need coffee. It needs scissors to cut out all the pointless redundant lines of code that cause the "Web browser" to take two millon years to compile. A web browser, IMO, should be stripped to only what it needs. This is one area in which Microsoft has got it right.

Re:Bloat (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6777458)

Please post these pointless and redundant lines of code you've found, and we'll remove them right away.

Thanks,
- The Mozilla Team

Re:Bloat (1)

Moth7 (699815) | about 11 years ago | (#6777462)

So we need active X and scripting vulnerabilities? o_0

Re:Bloat (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6777536)

A web browser, IMO, should be stripped to only what it needs.

So who needs all those vulnerabilities?

Needs a beer (4, Funny)

idiotnot (302133) | about 11 years ago | (#6777435)

Red Lizard Ale sounds nice to me. Anybody got some connections with Anheuser Busch, Miller, or Coors to get some real $$$ rolling into the project?

Re:Needs a beer (5, Funny)

SW6 (140530) | about 11 years ago | (#6777517)

Red Lizard Ale sounds nice to me. Anybody got some connections with Anheuser Busch, Miller, or Coors to get some real $$$ rolling into the project?

Cool idea, but wouldn't it be better if you approached some beer producers instead?

Re:Needs a beer (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6777608)

Ha! My thoughts exactly.

Re:Needs a beer (1)

blibbleblobble (526872) | about 11 years ago | (#6777605)

" Needs a beer, Red Lizard Ale sounds nice to me."

Wychwood brewery [wychwood.co.uk] might be better people to write to - they have a history of weird names, and make nicer beers than Miller, Coors, etc.

Re:Needs a beer (1)

kfuq (513110) | about 11 years ago | (#6777638)

there are a bunch of "micro breweries" in NW us.. all over seattle, portland ( widmer bros sound familiar to anyone?)and spokane/CD'A

simpsons quote.... (4, Funny)

jeffy124 (453342) | about 11 years ago | (#6777438)

Homer: So what do you call this stuff?
Barney: A double tall mocha latte.
Homer: It's not bad. (quietly spikes his drink)
Barney: Well, it ain't beer, but at least I got that monkey off my back. (quickly gulps down four cups, then burps)

(Cut to Moe)
Moe: Heh, heh, nobody gets away from Moe. Nobody.

Re:simpsons quote.... (1)

eclectic4 (665330) | about 11 years ago | (#6777562)

Yeah, but is has to taste than "tomacco".

A good advertising strategy... (3, Funny)

f-matic (643215) | about 11 years ago | (#6777441)

...for SCO perhaps?

Smoke crack, Buy a SCO licence!

Re:A good advertising strategy... (1)

wheany (460585) | about 11 years ago | (#6777465)

AHAHAHAHAHA SCO is funny!

Re:A good advertising strategy... (2)

Moth7 (699815) | about 11 years ago | (#6777481)

Some of us are already going cold turkey over the lack of our daily SCO story then I see *rollseyes*

Re:A good advertising strategy... (1)

kfuq (513110) | about 11 years ago | (#6777567)

{sarcasm}
how about get a FREE sco linux license with every oz of crack ?
{/sarcasm}

Fair trade coffee? (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6777443)

Does anyone know if this is fair trade coffee?
I see that it's possible to buy organic coffee, but I can't find a word about the origin of this coffee, and the farmers that produced it.
If this is no fair trade coffee, that I don't want to buy this: fair trade, and a right price for the farmers is still much more important to me than the Mozilla project...
After all, the concept of fair trade is something that should go well with the Mozilla ideals, isn't it??

What is "fair"? (1, Insightful)

squarooticus (5092) | about 11 years ago | (#6777563)

Seems to me that "fair" is whatever they're able to get for it on the free market. Otherwise, there's some kind of favoritism/inverse rationing going on, which is hardly "fair" since not everyone is allowed to compete.

Re:What is "fair"? (4, Informative)

Eric Ass Raymond (662593) | about 11 years ago | (#6777621)

which is hardly "fair" since not everyone is allowed to compete.

Are you familiar with the concept of "Fair Trade Products"?

Many coffee farmers around the world receive market payments that are lower than the costs of production, forcing them into a cycle of poverty and debt. Intensive coffee farming can also lead to pesticide pollution and deforestation.

Fair Trade works to correct these imbalances by guaranteeing a minimum wage for small producers' harvests and by encouraging organic and sustainable cultivation methods. Fair trade farmers are provided badly needed credit and assured a minimum of $1.26 per pound. In comparison, the world price usually hovers around $1 per pound, but most farmers earn less than 50 cents per pound since they are forced to sell to exploitative middlemen. With the profits generated from receiving fair wages, coffee growers can invest in health, education, and environmental protection.

It's about giving the consumer a choice. A bit like forcing (at least here in Europe) the manufacturer of GM food to clearly label their frankenfood honestly as "Genetically Manipulated". Here, the "Fair Trade" label helps a socially conscientious consumer to avoid exploitative producers.

Re:Fair trade coffee? (4, Interesting)

DenialS (21305) | about 11 years ago | (#6777596)

The web site doesn't explicitly state that it is fair trade coffee, so you have to assume that it is not fair trade coffee. Well, I have to assume that, anyways, based on the following logic: you're not going to lose many sales to rabid capitalists if you quietly state 'All coffee that we sell is fair trade'--but you will gain sales from moderate liberals like me.

Instead, I'll continue to get my coffee from Merchants of Green Coffee [merchantso...coffee.com] , where you have a wide choice of green, fair-trade, organic coffees that you can roast to suit your own tastes.

Oh yeah, and I plan to donate directly to the Mozilla Foundation so 100% of my money goes there.

Don't get me wrong--the owner is trying to do the right thing, and it's a step in the right direction for the Ayn Rand-ish culture of "every ethical choice is a selfish choice"--in this case, consumers get to contribute in a small way to the Mozilla Foundation by exercising well-honed consumption skills and getting coffee as a result. It's just not a formula that suits my personal tastes.

Re:Fair trade coffee? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6777615)

I only buy fair trade organic shade-grown arabica French roast beans.

Well, sometimes I buy espresso roast if it looks good or French roast is sold out.

If these enviro beans were fair trade, they'd say it. Addicts like me will pay ridiculous prices for the real deal.

How much is half the profit (5, Interesting)

Bananenrepublik (49759) | about 11 years ago | (#6777451)

That's great, except that they forgot to tell us how much money half the profit actually is. Prepare for the lame "Uhm, sorry, but actually we made zero profit with that coffee." excuses.

Re:How much is half the profit (1)

ihummel (154369) | about 11 years ago | (#6777503)

Zero profit at around $10 a pound? Unlikely.

Remember spiderman? (2, Insightful)

Bananenrepublik (49759) | about 11 years ago | (#6777601)

Remember how Stan Lee got nothing from the spiderman movies? ( /. story here [slashdot.org] ) It's all a matter of creative accounting.

I agree (1)

Openadvocate (573093) | about 11 years ago | (#6777603)

That is always the case, do not confuse it with "half of what you pay for it".

Yeay, way to troll moderators. get a clue

Is this at (0)

fuzzix (700457) | about 11 years ago | (#6777452)

the expense of the farmers?

interesting.. (-1, Flamebait)

fuckfuck101 (699067) | about 11 years ago | (#6777453)

could someone tell me the definition of a slow news day?

oh no wait i think i got it.

Linky linky (0, Redundant)

edwardkung (223004) | about 11 years ago | (#6777461)

Here's a link to the story on MozillaZine: Link [mozillazine.org]

hey (1)

Luke Skyewalker (585866) | about 11 years ago | (#6777464)

does this version of mozilla coffee come with a coffeemaker? or the kitchen sink [mozilla.org] ?

Re:hey (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6777473)

(Use the Preview Button! Check those URLs!)

Re:hey (1)

kasperd (592156) | about 11 years ago | (#6777502)

Check those URLs!

There is nothing wrong with the URL. Just looks like the page doesn't exist anymore.

Great, just what we need (5, Funny)

Timesprout (579035) | about 11 years ago | (#6777467)

a gigantic lizard jumped up on caffeine

And news reports show... (0)

fuckfuck101 (699067) | about 11 years ago | (#6777469)

that the coffee is actually going to be given away for free to help the homeless population in New York City..

Flavored (5, Informative)

vonFinkelstien (687265) | about 11 years ago | (#6777475)

Now if they only offered some nice flavored coffees in the Mozilla Coffee section (and cheap shipping to Sweden).

As a side note, I have found coffee strength in different countries to be interesting. I'm from N. America, and when I moved to the Czech Republic, my collegues would allows comment on how strong I made the coffee (they would also make 1/2 liter of tea with ONE tea bag--When I makes tea, I makes tea. When I makes water, I makes water--Finnegans Wake).

Then I moved to Sweden. My in-laws quickly informed me that they only drink Skona roast by Zeagas (a VERY strong coffee blend) and showed me how to make it at their incredibly high strength level. All of my corporate English student who have been to the U.S. complains about the piss-weakness of the coffee there.

Re:Flavored (0)

vonFinkelstien (687265) | about 11 years ago | (#6777488)

PS. I have a bad cold, so no comments/flames about horrible typos and English coming from an English teacher. ;-)

Re:Flavored (2, Informative)

CableModemSniper (556285) | about 11 years ago | (#6777577)

Acording to the article you can actually get any of the coffees on the site and make a note about Mozilla and they will still get the money. Can't help with the shipping.

Re:Flavored (3, Funny)

Seehund (86897) | about 11 years ago | (#6777619)

When I makes tea, I makes tea. When I makes water, I makes water

And when I makes coffee, I makes coffee-flavoured coffee. :)

Re. your spelling-flame PS below, it's "skanerost" (=Scania roast) from e.g. Zoegas. And it's not very strong. Here endeth today's Swedish lesson. ;)

Raiseing money for OSS is good, but please (-1, Troll)

Krapangor (533950) | about 11 years ago | (#6777478)

don't do it by selling stuff which makes people ill. It's scientifically proven that coffee has a large range of bad effects for health. Just to cite a few:
  • Stomach problems.
  • Migraine.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Addiction to caffeine.
I think it's irresponsible to raise money for OSS by that way. As the cathechism of the catholic church teaches us: an action will be evil even its goal is good when evil actions are committed for reaching this goal.
I mean: there are zillions of other, good ways to raise money for OSS. You could e.g. sell t-shirts or tea instead.
So there is really no need to sell coffee.

Post Destined to be a Troll (-1, Offtopic)

isa-kuruption (317695) | about 11 years ago | (#6777554)

Mention the bad effects of coffee and the good logic of religion, and you're destined to get modded down. Watch this post too... -1 Troll.

Of course, I'm sure I will also get 10 or so replies making various comments about the misdeeds of the catholic church over the years, blah blah... and all I have to say to them is:

<Jesus>Blessed are you when men shall revile you and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for My sake; Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in Heaven.</Jesus>

Re:Post Destined to be a Troll (1)

An Onerous Coward (222037) | about 11 years ago | (#6777604)

I'm confused. When did the Catholic Church start forbidding coffee?

Regarding the Jesus quote:

"They laughed at Aristotle. They laughed at Gallileo. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown." --Carl Sagan

Re:Raiseing money for OSS is good, but please (1)

kfuq (513110) | about 11 years ago | (#6777556)

maybe true..

BUT...


most puter geeks drink coffee by the gallon anyway despite any health risks...


Re:Raiseing money for OSS is good, but please (2, Funny)

Chatmag (646500) | about 11 years ago | (#6777594)

"most puter geeks drink coffee by the gallon anyway"

Drink coffee???? I gave that up years ago.

"Oh nurse, my IV caffeine drip is falling out again".

Re:Raiseing money for OSS is good, but please (2, Funny)

rifftide (679288) | about 11 years ago | (#6777606)

More bad effects:
  • Mathematical theorems.
  • Newspaper articles.
  • People leaving their houses in the morning.
  • Software.

Drug Cartel OS ... ? (-1, Offtopic)

handy_vandal (606174) | about 11 years ago | (#6777489)


Any know the OS of choice for drug cartels? I have no idea, but I assume that a lot of computing power is involved in running a covert multi-billion-dollar international corporation ....

Re:Drug Cartel OS ... ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6777516)

The use pirated copies of SCO Unix, of course.

This is the right way! (4, Interesting)

ksheka (189669) | about 11 years ago | (#6777496)

I'm surprised no one has thought of this before. We should support those that support open software.

A retailer brands a product with Mozilla (or Linux, etc.), gives a large portion of the profit to the community, and advertises that they do it.

The problem with previous implementations is that people don't buy too many T-shirts or mugs or things.

Those that buy coffee buy lots of it. How about a bottled water for OpenOffice.org, or a line of soda for AbiWord?

Re:This is the right way! (3, Funny)

Moth7 (699815) | about 11 years ago | (#6777514)

How about a line of painkillers for Windows?

Re:This is the right way! (1)

kfuq (513110) | about 11 years ago | (#6777542)

Someone should get on the phone with jolt cola right away!! |-)

Aren't they cashing in on the Open Source Movement (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6777640)

RJ Tarpleys is basically cashing in on the latest buzzwords so they can use it in advertising but not really giving anything back. They're making a profit at the expense of Open Source developers without "getting it". How much code have they really given back?

(Ok now re-read the above statement, substituting "Apple" or "Sun" or whatever company you want that embraces open source but not everything they do is Open Source and makes a tidy profit on it (i.e. is "evil"))

I admit I'm skeptical. Are they a company that truly believes in OpenSource and this is their goodwill gesture? Or are they trying to cash in Open Source mania (lol) to make a profit.

It's a slippery slope. After all, doesn't buying an iPod support *BSD, KHTML, Zeroconf and others. Since developers listen to music a lot, shouldn't we all buy iPods because some of the profits go to some great Open Source projects?

Great but... (3, Funny)

MoeMoe (659154) | about 11 years ago | (#6777552)

I'm glad to see our addiction become our support, but I won't be satisfied till they release the source code to that "Worldly Lizard" blend, and pass it under the GPL...

Gourmet food descriptions crack me up... (2, Funny)

f-matic (643215) | about 11 years ago | (#6777568)

The whole exaggerated excessiveness of gourmet food advertising sometimes just makes me laugh. Does this description (from the RJ Tarpley site):

We start by selecting 100% arabica beans from the worlds finest coffee growers. The coffee beans are then carefully roasted in small batches by our Master Roaster according to his exacting specifications and delivered to your front door.

...remind anyone else of the Simpsons's Good Morning Burger?

We take eighteen ounces of sizzling ground beef, and soak it in rich, creamery butter, then we top it off with bacon, ham, and a fried egg. We call it the Good Morning Burger.

They don't take AMEX... (0, Redundant)

kikensei (518689) | about 11 years ago | (#6777590)

So I can't order. :( Too bad, I was about to buy a couple of pounds.

Huh? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6777593)

Why would I want to support a bloated sack of shit browser. My money is better spent on Opera.

*sight* (1)

Mourgos (621534) | about 11 years ago | (#6777598)

anybody else noticed how they mispelled "site" as "sight" at the bottom?

morons recommend supporting alternative browsers.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6777600)

operating systems, etc,,, in any fashion possible, to avoid the real possibility of a won browser wwworld. that would be ok too, if it (the won browser) wasn't the main tool of the Godless payper liesense stock markup FraUD georgewellian fuddite southern baptist freemason corepirate nazi execrable.

use mozilla, & other alternative browsers. our logs indicate a groundswell of os/browser change, most likely, at present, due to the whoreabully infactdead BugWear(tm) suppLIEd buy the softwar gangsters of the felonious kingdumb.

consult with/trust in yOUR creator. vote with (what's left in) yOUR wallet. more breathing. that's the spirit.

tell 'em ROBBie. you're not really won of them?

Whats next? (1)

neglige (641101) | about 11 years ago | (#6777607)

Will Starbucks give you a free CD with the Mozilla code for every Moccha Macademia Nut Frappucino? Both is good stuff anyway...

mozilla coffee (4, Funny)

sfraggle (212671) | about 11 years ago | (#6777631)

Man, I cant drink that mozilla coffee. It bloats me up.

How about Lizard Tea? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#6777642)

I stopped drinking coffee a year ago because I've developed over sensitivity of caffeine. Don't ask how. I just know that if I drink a cup, I will have problem sleeping and if I drink two or more I start to shake like an old man with the Parkinsons disease.

I found that tea doesn't give me that effect eventhough it contains chemicals which are caffeine cousins.

So, Lipton or any other tea maker - care to make a new label? :)
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