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Really, they used to do that in India? All over the country, or in some backward boonies somewhere?
Is there a half-way credible source you can cite?

 

Sati was a hindu custom where a widow would be burnt on the funeral pyre of her husband (who was a God to the wife), it was banned by the British in 1829.

 

Not many would be dumb enough to burn all their possessions, I think surviving family members would stop it.

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post #42 of 47
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Frankly, the bow isn't helping either. There's a reason most bows are angled, it seems downright foolish to not angle the bow. This seems like doing something different only for the sake of doing something different.
Given how silly-austere it looks, the only thing keeping the exterior from looking like a hospital ship is a red cross.

 

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A plumb bow is not that uncommon, and you can see from the photo accompanying this article that the bow sections are significantly flared to throw the bow wave outward as the boat cuts through the water.

 

BTW, here's some images of boats with plumb bows, and as you can see, it's used even on "classic" designs, so it's not really an innovation: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=plumb+bow&qpvt=plumb+bow&FORM=IGRE

 

Interestingly, the long overhangs that we are used to seeing on sailboats of the first half of the last century were, although aesthetically pleasing, essentially a rules cheat. A boat would have a measured waterline length that would be significantly shorter than the actual waterline length when heeled under sail, and since a non-planing boat's maximum speed is determined by the length of the waterline, it would appear slower under the rule measurement than it really was.

post #43 of 47
It was a project that gave him hope that happened to be a boat. In the final analysis it doesn't matter whether anyone liked it but Steve.
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I agree, poor guy. He worked very hard long hours for a very long time. He earned what he had and more. He lived in a simple family home. He did not lead an extravagant lifestyle.    I think the yacht was a chance for time to relax and get away. He'd been very sick for a very long time and died so young. I think that he'd have given all of his money for more time with his family, to watch the kids grow, and time to enjoy himself a bit.

post #45 of 47
Man, that is one fugly piece of... fugly. No way Steve would have approved of this design. It's absolutely hideous, in my view.
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I agree, poor guy. He worked very hard long hours for a very long time. He earned what he had and more. He lived in a simple family home. He did not lead an extravagant lifestyle. I think the yacht was a chance for time to relax and get away. He'd been very sick for a very long time and died so young. I think that he'd have given all of his money for more time with his family, to watch the kids grow, and time to enjoy himself a bit.

I certainly hope it gave Steve Jobs much joy but I highly doubt this design we see is anything like what Steve intended.
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I'm amazed and impressed by the knowledge-depth and versatility of online posters. I knew that geeks, Apple fans, Fandroids, trolls and even recording engineers who use mac hardware to do their job post here; but until now, I had no idea that naval architects frequent this space too. What an incredible community!

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I'm amazed and impressed by the knowledge-depth and versatility of online posters. I knew that geeks, Apple fans, Fandroids, trolls and even recording engineers who use mac hardware to do their job post here; but until now, I had no idea that naval architects frequent this space too. What an incredible community!

I've seen a lot of online porn that happens on boats so yes, I am an expert in naval "affairs".
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