monopoly

A monopoly (from Greek monos μόνος (alone or single) + polein πωλεῖν (to sell)) exists when a specific person or enterprise is the only supplier of a particular commodity (this contrasts with a monopsony which relates to a single entity's control of a market to purchase a good or service, and with oligopoly which consists of a few entities dominating an industry). read more at WikiPedia

  • Nespresso_Coffee_like_capsules_00

    "Nespresso-like" capsules are quite good, at least to ME!
    From Left to Right: Original Nespresso – Denner Capsules – Casino

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    Denner capsules are individually packed. They are not air-tight as on opening the packing one is greeted with the fragrance of coffee. They are made of plastic  not aluminium for most of it like Nespresso ones.

    The coffee do NOT take longer to fill up the cup, and I use the cheapest Magimix Essenza Nespresso Machine. I will soon make a video to prove it.

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    I bought three different types of the four on offer and they all taste very good and strong with a lot of aroma. You save more or less 25% per cup compare to Nespresso capsules

    Casino capsules  are the one I dislike the most, not enough foam, do not taste like an espresso to me.

    My Conclusions

    Buy one packages of each to try, don’t listen to forums entries around the internetsince a lot of entries are being written by professional blogger paid for manipulating YOU. They are driven among other by Community Manager (and they act in all domains). Try and decide yourself! I will personally continue to buy both brand. I will update this page as soon as I went through more than 100 cups of coffee.

     

    Cheap packaging, but hey why would you like to pay more for a box that will end up anyway in the waste?

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    and the capsules packaging:

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    Others Capsules on the market, not tested

  • bill_monoploy

    Microsoft Open XML has been approved by ISO, corruption and
    money talk in action! Irregularities during the vote are popping up

    "Microsoft's embattled Office Open XML document format received
    ISO fast-track approval after receiving support from approximately
    86 percent of the national bodies that participated in the vote. ISO approval will be broadly perceived as a sign of validation for the document format which has received widespread criticism from
    technical experts and standards advocacy groups.
    " read more HERE

    From the Washington Post
    "Even if the votes were legitimately won , which I doubt , OOXML is not an open standard because it isn't
    fully implemented on competing platforms, and its future shape is subject purely to Microsoft's control,"
    [...]
    "Confusingly, the Office Open XML format being assessed by the ISO "is not what Microsoft implements in
    the Office suite," Vinje said, adding that "If you implement OOXML, you don't get interoperability with Office."

    Groklaw (an award-winning website that covers legal news of interest to the free and open-source software
    community)&160; is maintaining a page resuming the whole battle ODF/ISO/Open XML

    So basically we are now stuck worldwide with a standard running only on windows and that has a custom XML
    which is everything else than a real XML that you will be able to edit WITHOUT Office! if you want to test it
    and see it on your own, go to&160; OOXML is defective by design

    The only way to resist is to refuse creating Open XML pptx, docx file and use this
    translator Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Officefor creating REAL open format document.

    odf.plugin.office

    The process of standardization of Open XML is available also in WikiPedia