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Katarina the Hippopotamus (Post)
I might say: when it comes to new concepts, there are no laws.
Katarina the Hippopotamus (Post) This sounds a bit random. I might just have to give it a try.
I played Game Party 2 last night (Post)



He said it was the only piece of "SHOVELWARE" he owned. not "SOFTWARE"
There's a pretty big difference.

Nite SodaStream Alchemy (Post)
Nite SodaStream Alchemy (Post) Finally tried some of the seltzer flavors...

This...is an acquired taste... if you don't like straight carbonated water, then you likely won't like these to begin with. I would start with the pre-canned variants before attempting to flavor your own with a sodastream. the ratio is finicky, and unfortunately, I could not give you an accurate ratio, as everyone's taste is different.

Grapefruit.
Not bad, a bitter-citrus flavor... good with Vodka.

Lime.
This is pretty good, definitely a sour flavor.
Might experiment further with this... maybe mix it with cola.

Lemon.
Ugh... there isn't even any sugar in this... why does it remind me of froot loops!? ...blegh...

Raspberry.
A mild, fruity flavor. almost sweet smelling, I like this one.

Cucumber.
....I really don't know what I was expecting with this one...
If it weren't a drink, I would suggest ranch dressing... not bad...just disappointing...Maybe if I mixed it with tomato juice...
How to change the last modified time on a folder or file in Windows 10 (Post) A handy command indeed. Especially if you didn't actually modify something.
Installing a GoTek floppy drive emulator in a Tandy 1000 RLX (Post) EXCELLENT! Glad to hear that you were able to get everything working!
Nite SodaStream Alchemy (Post) Small update:

mixing syrups and adding extra shots.
1.5 shots cola: actually tastes like Jolt Cola... Haven't had this in years..
Cola 1 shot + 1/4 shot lemon lime: This is interesting. just off from CocaCola... I might have better results if I had just lime...
2X lemon lime: ...way too sweet... perhaps if I go the opposite direction with this one.

Using syrups for other purposes:
Root beer in particular has made for an interesting ice cream topping.
Lemon-lime taken as a straight shot (I don't recommend this if you are unprepared) is a tangy, neutral taste, I may explore the possibility of using this as a base for a barbecue sauce.

Obstacles:
Seems Cola Syrup is also sold as medicine. This has gotten in my way so many times in searches. I can't help but wonder if they are similar.

Other:
I can't believe this! There's a Pepsi-Cola bottling plant 1-city away! I may have to pay them a visit!
Nite SodaStream Alchemy (Post) So, now that I know I have a means of filling a canister with CO2, I think I can start preparing for the next step.
Albeit out of reach due to overall cost as of current, the same theory should apply, and I know exactly what I need.

https://beveragelements.com/beverage_elements_shop/gas-cylinders-regulators/co2-cylinders/20-lb-co2-cylinder-aluminum-new/ 20lb CO2 tank (No gas)
(These can go up to 50lb, but that's very unlikely to happen)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Soda-Maker-External-CO2-CGA320-Tank-Adapter-Hose-Compatible-with-SodaStream/402257353725?hash=item5da8681bfd:g:7asAAOSwPM5euLjs
CGA320 to Sodastream direct connection hose adapter.

And about 20lb of dry ice.

A 20lb tank would be over 20x more than the small tanks sodastream sells, and overall would be much, much cheaper.
Nite SodaStream Alchemy (Post) I think the issue with root beer syrup in particular is just how thick it is, compared to things like cola, or fruit flavors.
Mixing it is doable easy enough, it's just tricky if you don't want to make a mess.
As a side, mixing root beer at 2x strength makes a really d*** good ice cream float.

I finally secured enough dry ice to fill two CO2 canisters today. they are currently frozen solid, but the concept seems to have worked as planned so far. I'll know more once they thaw.

Note: I don't expect to get quite as much out of this due to the fact I favored the weight ratio toward the lighter end of the scale, for safety reasons. (Although the worst case scenario would have just been the rupture disc...well..rupturing... )


Update: Awesome! The dry ice idea worked like a dream! roughly $5.00 per canister to refill this way, as oppose to the $15.00 for the canister exchange.
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