Beauty, details, engineering...

Beauty, details, engineering...

Postby garethace » Fri Jan 23, 2004 4:28 pm

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Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Jan 23, 2004 4:38 pm

ohh you tease... am currently working on a nearly five year old laptop - really need a new machine..... i'd give an arm for a G5
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Postby garethace » Fri Jan 23, 2004 4:48 pm

Drop into Compustore opposite the Shelbourne and have a closer look so! Really blow your head off! :-)

My post here, and the other gareth posts are about something in computing, to do with flexibility - the common PC is a very flexible beast. And systems like the MAC which are one step away from being a sealed unit like a Playstation or something.

http://www.aceshardware.com/forum?read=105066134

My point is that, sealed boxes, can be designed to look a lot better - than flexible engineering concepts like the common PC. If you were to put a window on most PCs, the insides would not look very pretty at all.

It strikes me too, that Bauhaus and 'God is in the details', approach in architecture may not be the most flexible, even though the eventual package might look very spectacular. The average joe house that is built today, is a very flexible, but nonetheless messy kind of a package. It allows you to create a range of products in a varied price range.

What architects would normally aspire to is, to have a certain size of budget and just go for something really, really classic looking. But you possibly will not be able to adjust it, copy it or imitate it, as you do bog standard design templates, such as the common PC.
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Postby garethace » Fri Jan 23, 2004 4:52 pm

I was walking past the Hairy Lemon pub last night toward St. Stephens Green, when I passed out some nice looking hair saloon, with a cool optical illusion. Really a classic looking bauhaus type of concept really well executed and very tasteful indeed. Unexpected though, on a narrow Dublin street.
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Postby helloinsane » Fri Jan 23, 2004 9:26 pm

Originally posted by garethace
I was walking past the Hairy Lemon pub last night toward St. Stephens Green, when I passed out some nice looking hair saloon


It can't have been going very fast then. That would be one of Pomme de Terre's, but I think it styles itself a salon (no spitoons).

You can get nice all in one PC cases, such as these.

I happen to have a window on the side of my PC and it looks very pretty indeed - that's what those round IDE and FDD cables are for.
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Postby helloinsane » Fri Jan 23, 2004 9:38 pm

Originally posted by garethace
It strikes me too, that Bauhaus and 'God is in the details', approach in architecture may not be the most flexible, even though the eventual package might look very spectacular.


I think you might be on to something there. Be careful though, you may rock the modernist movement to its very core. Its CORE!
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Postby garethace » Sat Jan 24, 2004 5:39 pm

The shuttle systems done by Creative are definitely starting to make an appearance here too, along with ones by Asus and MSI.

I agree, they are a nice solution.

BTW, here is a pic of the G5 mobo - you possibly will not recognise it as a mobo even, compared to most ATX layouts.

http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/ubb.x?q=Y&a=tpc&s=50009562&f=8300945231&m=9080959175&p=23
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Postby garethace » Thu Feb 05, 2004 4:18 pm

http://www.wired.com/news/mac/0,2125,62157,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_2

click on pics, Paul.

Just how stupid is this?

Imagine to get a G5 and then prove how 'macho' you are by doing this!

Very sad indeed.
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