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Comment: Where will soda get its kick? (Score 2) 312

by big_oaf (#39364033) Attached to: Scientists Work Towards Naturally Caffeine-Free Coffee
I've heard/read that most caffeine that ends up in soda and energy drinks is the caffeine that's pulled out of coffee during the decaffeination process. If all coffee growers switch to naturally caffeine-free coffee, won't that drastically reduce the supply of caffeine as an ingredient, causing its price and therefore Mt. Dew's price to spike? Uh....

... gone to stock up on Mt. Dew ...
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Opera Sees "Dramatic" Rise From Microsoft's Ballot 378

Posted by kdawson
from the fat-lady-warming-up dept.
TheReal_sabret00the notes a TechRadar piece reporting that Opera Software has seen a doubling from normal download numbers on average since Microsoft's browser-choice screen lit up in Europe. The UK saw an 85% increase and for other countries it was larger still: Poland 328%, Spain 215%, and Italy 202%. Hakon Wium Lie, CTO of Opera Software, said "A multitude of browsers will make the web more standardised and easier to browse."

+ - Historic shuttle spacesuits to meet fiery end

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collectSPACE writes: "While some museums bid for retired space shuttle orbiters, the real prize may be the spacewalking spacesuits, at least if NASA's plans for them hold true. The now-reusable extravehicular mobility units (EMUs) are soon to become disposable, allowed to disintegrate as they reenter the Earth's atmosphere inside spent cargo ships."

The solution of this problem is trivial and is left as an exercise for the reader.