> "We tested the $300 Coravin system against Private Preserve, comparing bottles of wine that’d been saved for five days against a fresh bottle. While the Coravin-preserved bottle tasted more like the brand-new one, its price makes it impractical for many wine drinkers; it’s better suited for restaurant use, or serious oenophiles. For everyone else, Private Preserve is still the way to go."
I'm a wine enthusiast with a restless palette. Even if I adored the last glass, I'll want something different next. This makes me a bad fit for bottles (in small groups).
Consider the restauranteur offering wine by the glass. On the upside, glasses (should) deliver a larger margin than whole bottles. On the downside, unsold product is thrown out. This is why high-volume low- and moderately-priced wines sell by the glass. Lower-volume wines would be thrown out too often. The higher price point would make that wastage more painful.
In New York, the Coravin system has saved me from having to choose between often mediocre wines and locking down to a bottle. It makes volume less critical, to the wine bar, in choosing which wines to offer by the glass. The palette thus broadens.
That's a great link, thanks. Wine goes bad so fast that I was giggling in excitement when I watched the video. But then my jaw dropped when I saw the price of the machine. And it drop again when I saw the cartridge price.
I can't help thinking that this is a product planned by MBA type. But I rarely spend more than $20 on a bottle of wine, and if the product is head and shoulder above competition out there, the company can pretty charge whatever it wants for people who routinely drink expensive wine, or restaurant establishments.
I'm intrigued by this product, however as someone who can sleep comfortably with earplugs, but find in-ear headphones to become uncomfortable after a couple hours, I'm not convinced.
I always thought the ideal product would be a comfortable, soft armband (think sport sweatband) with bluetooth and a vibration motor. This could be paired to the phone with an app similar to these earplugs, and then used with (or without) regular earplugs for noise dampening. Does such a product exist? Perhaps the Hush folks would consider making it as product number 2?
Would it be possible to cache the number of comments a story has? Or am I wrong in my understanding that the only way to find the number of comments a story has is to walk the tree of child items and maintain my own count?
No problem. I definitely will, because I'm enough of a completist in general that it bothers me when feel I've missed something that looks interesting, and I'm already seeing that again. Well done, you've created something that immediately triggers (because I can see what I was missing) and alleviates (because I can check what I missed) my obsessive behavior over HN. Next step, profit as I throw money at you... ;)
Oh, and if you're looking for recommendations on new features:
1. Colorize submissions that have had X% increase in votes/comments (with different colors) since last visit when in top X mode (specifically in the past 48-72 hours).
2. Allow a user defined point/comment threshold over which submissions are colorized.
> A commonly cited statistic is that cows produce more greenhouse gases than all the world’s transportation combined, or 18% of all greenhouse gases. ... [snip] ... A more accurate analysis of the data resulted in a much more respectable estimate: that cattle contribute less than 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions.