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GlennA
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remember the Hover-Car ?
GlennA   7/13/2012 2:52:46 PM
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Is this as 'real' as the VW Hover-Car was ?  I don't believe a machine can make a pizza 'from scratch' in 3 minutes, especially not a palatable one.

Charles Murray
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Re: remember the Hover-Car ?
Charles Murray   7/13/2012 3:00:18 PM
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This one is real, GlennA -- at least in the sense that the machine exists. I can't speak for how palatable it is, though. We'll have to wait until it arrives in the U.S. to find that out.

notarboca
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I can see this working
notarboca   7/13/2012 3:18:46 PM
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For a late night college snack, I can very much envision this machine as a success in dormitories everywhere.  Also airports, hospital waiting areas or anywhere you can't just pop out for a bite.


For college, an adjunct machine that verified age via a student ID card swipe and biometrics which dispensed beer would be a welcome addition for some.  :-)

Charles Murray
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Re: There is no bad pizza
Charles Murray   7/13/2012 5:56:04 PM
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I agree, ttemple. With rare exceptions, pizza is good. I would be surprised if this machine doesn't produce a good product.

Tim
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Cool Idea
Tim   7/13/2012 11:40:01 PM
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This is a great idea and application. I could see these being located next to the Redbox machines that seem to be in every shopping plaza all of a sudden.  You could get a movie and a pizza any time you want. 

greg
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best thing ever
greg   7/14/2012 1:16:14 AM
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really, this is the best thing ive heard about in a long time.

i do like the idea of a window so you can see it being made, though. about ten years ago, i was at a Kinko's that had a coffee vending machine. you selected what you wanted, and in a window, you saw it grind whole coffee beans, dump in onto a filter that was part of a large roll, and then hot water poured right through it into your cup at the bottom. i never would have known this thing was brewing fresh-gound coffee, id have guessed it was instant. it was totally worth it just for the experience, but it was good coffee tooo.

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AIrports
tekochip   7/14/2012 12:32:33 PM
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It's a pretty interesting machine and there are certainly some airports that I've been to where this would have been a great option.  There seems to be a fair amount of waste, though, since each item is individually wrapped.

Droid
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College Dorm Pizza
Droid   7/16/2012 9:26:51 AM
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Every college dorm and apartment dwelling junk food geek needs one of these within a 100 steps......

naperlou
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Re: American Pizza
naperlou   7/16/2012 9:28:48 AM
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Dave, didn't you hear, deep dish is next.  I think it will take more than 3 minutes, though. 

ChasChas
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Cleaning up
ChasChas   7/16/2012 9:37:44 AM
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It would have been nice to see the cleaning and sanitizing cycle. That's probably more interesting than the pizza making cycle from the the engineers' stand point.

Nice!

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