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The fountain is one of my least favorite Ruth Asawa works, though I don't think it should be pitched in the garbage or anything like that. I prefer her series of airy, hanging metal sculptures that are on display at the DeYoung Museum.    I doubt Apple will demolish the old store at Stockton and Market, but they will no doubt completely gut the space before moving out, glass stairs and all.   Bugs are not too big of a worry in San Francisco, as the climate is fairly...
Not only was the iMac "hockey puck" mouse bad, but the mini USB keyboard that came with it was a big step down in quality from Apple's ADB keyboards. I remember actually holding off on buying a new PowerMac G4 until Apple rectified those shortcomings, and they finally did with the Pro Keyboard and Pro Mouse that shipped with the PowerMac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) and the G4 Cube in 2000.    The only good thing about their original USB keyboard is that it was narrow enough to...
PRO: At least it doesn't look like an Apple Store clone.   CON: It looks more like a trade show booth than anything.   Like everything else Google does besides search and advertising, it'll be a loss leader / branding exercise and not a way to actually turn a profit.
Yes, I too programmed in LightSpeed / Think C.   Personally, I always coveted the SE/30. It took me long enough to save up my pennies that I was able to buy a IIci on closeout in early 1993 when Apple replaced it with the IIvx, a machine I was infinitely glad to not have bought instead.   The IIci was a fantastic machine for me, but still… there was just something special about those early compact Macs.
 "Spook" is also slang for a spy / CIA operative. But yes, it has another, derogatory meaning.
Yeah, I'd really want my audio equipment to be tuned by the man who brought "Metal Machine Music" into the world. [/sarc]
Samsung couldn't even come up with an original World Cup ad campaign. It's a total rip-off of Nike's famous spot from the mid-90s.   No one can touch King Eric!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdhvp-iYR3s
 Wow. You signed up for an account here just to post that? Hope that $10 you're getting from Samsung Marketing for this was worth the effort.
 Corporations are people, right? Therefore, they should be subject to the same penalties for breaking the law as regular people, including prison. Hey, it's only fair. $30 million is such a nothing penalty. The regulators in the US are a total joke. With such piddling fines, no wonder companies like Google and Samsung continually break the law — there is no incentive for them not to.
Went to the SFGate site and looked at the revised renderings. They are a big improvement over the original design. The vertical window / skylight on the Stockton Street side is a very clever solution to breaking up the blank monotony of that facade — it draws in the eye in a good way. The inset of the glass wall inside the metal frame on the front of the building makes it feel much less like a big box. The whole design has a much lighter, airier feeling to it. The plaza...
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