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MOSR has again been up to its usually wild posts.But in the article its says be ready by april. So whether its a dodecahedron or not it adds another piece to the puzzel that says no g5 in SF but in April. So for the new thread but I thought it could also be discussede about this dedecahedron design. If it needs closed then ok just wanted to fill you in.
post #2 of 38
Meader must've just gotten a new selection of drugs. I wonder what he's taking this time.
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I made that shape out of paper... It is stable and has a flat top but you would have to have some wierd motherboard to fit in that thing. Interesting idea nevertheless.
post #4 of 38
If Apple make this Mac I'll eat my hat. Bunch of arse.
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post #6 of 38
Hey give Ryan a break, at least he got his server back up again! Sure, just to tell us that 10.1.2 is available and to make up dodecahedron stories, but you got to give him credit for "reporting" (if that is what you call it) something... sorta...
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post #7 of 38
I think it's a spelling error it should have read...


Doh!
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post #8 of 38
As I posted in the other Dodecahedron thread....

I think it would be the worst idea since re-opening Mac OS Rumors....

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post #9 of 38
Now way did MacOSRumors post that update at 11:38pm Easter Time. :eek: :eek:

I checked their stupid page at 12:00am Pacfic Time, and nothing new was there!!

Bunch of morons...

Oh, and a lousy rumor anyway.

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post #10 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by erbium:
<strong>Now way did MacOSRumors post that update at 11:38pm Easter Time. :eek: :eek:

I checked their stupid page at 12:00am Pacfic Time, and nothing new was there!!

Bunch of morons...

Oh, and a lousy rumor anyway.

[ 12-21-2001: Message edited by: erbium ]</strong><hr></blockquote>


I checked it at 1:00 AM PT last night and there was nothing. I'm still trying to imagine what this beast would look like.
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post #11 of 38
Someone make one out cardboard, paint it, photograph it while shaking the camera slightly, and send it to MOSR. They'll probably post it.
post #12 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by The Rootwitch:
<strong>Someone make one out cardboard, paint it, photograph it while shaking the camera slightly, and send it to MOSR. They'll probably post it. </strong><hr></blockquote>

YES!
They'd post it right away!
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post #13 of 38
Hmm, I might do that after lunch if someone doesn't beat me to it. But if someone wants to do it, go ahead.
post #14 of 38
It's total crap, but this line is just priceless Meader writes "...but it's a good example of the kind of break-out thinking that is in fact going on at Apple right now." Not even Jobs on full RDF mode could come up with something like the }}}drum roll{{{ Dodecahedron.

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post #15 of 38
worst f*cking post ever to appear on MOSR... LMAO
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[quote]Originally posted by SameOldSht:
<strong>worst f*cking post ever to appear on MOSR... LMAO </strong><hr></blockquote>

Thats not saying much
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post #17 of 38
A dodecahedron would be a really stupid idea... how exactly would you open the thing and stick your hand in if there was any expandability (i.e. memory)? Wonder how long it took 'em to think up that story.
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post #18 of 38
Even though the dodecahedron has beautiful geometry - its hardly elegant... especially to an engineer. Imagine the confusion on the engineers face when he would have been asked to squeeze all the computer stuff into such an unforgiving shape!

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post #19 of 38
This idea is a complete crock. Sorry, computer hardware is arranged in trecangular prisms, not shapes with more sides.
post #20 of 38
Point and laugh, gentlemen. Point and laugh.
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My lame drawing.

I made one out of paper but even Meader would see it was made of paper with little drawings on it.
post #22 of 38
... "to have working prototypes ready by April" - *1st* I guess.
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post #23 of 38
Junkyard Dawg, have you been writing to MOSR?

[quote]However, towards the end of the evening when everyone was "a little the worse for wear", my friend overheard the design engineer confiding in a couple of people about a really unusual feature of the G5's enclosure<hr></blockquote>
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post #25 of 38
Complete and utter pants <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
post #26 of 38
wow. i am still laughing... if this gets released, i may just be knocked flat on my ass.

scary thought, though: if i remember, macosrumors was one of the first (if not THE first) to scoop the cube's form factor, and we thought they were totally full of it (myself included). geez... why not just make it in the actual SHAPE of an apple and get it over with...
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post #27 of 38
that mockup is excellent ... it reminds me of playing Acornsoft's Elite on my old BBC micro years ago ... the basic space stations were dodeca-thingies, and planets with higher tech status had more complex-sided structures

i wonder if adding cds to the drive at the front will require the same deft skillz needed to dock manually in Elite?

i'm sure they'll introduce a 'pro' version for $300 more which has a built-in docking computer

IMHO the new apple digital hub being a shiny white and chrome thargoid ship .. hehe

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post #28 of 38
[quote] Meader must've just gotten a new selection of drugs. I wonder what he's taking this time.<hr></blockquote>

I think the problem is when Ryan runs out of medication. He promised he would take it, if they let him out.
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post #29 of 38
Now in his defense, he does say pretty clearly that he doubts this is for real and we almost certainly will not be seeing any dodecahedra any time soon. So, maybe dock him a few points for lack of common sense for posting it, but let's not claim he's actually predicting this. We ridicule him for not posting anything, then when he does post a tip from someone (with an elaborate disclaimer), we ridicule him for that, too. Cut the guy some slack, already.

If the conversation as reported really did take place, I suspect the engineer was not all that sloshed, but just sick of being harassed all night long. He probably just made it up on the spot just for the fun of watching the gullible fools swallow it.
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post #30 of 38
[ 12-22-2001: Message edited by: benmac ]</p>
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post #31 of 38
LOL, this dodecahedron Maac is one of the most incredibly stupid rumors I've ever heard.

At fifrst I though MOSR meat tat it had a flat top and bottom to the computer, with all th sides But upon closer inspection of the article, I think MOSR actually means that it would be a spheroid computer (with all those sides, like facets to a gemstone)!!!!

If Apple makes such a computer, even on a limited productoi run, I'll suck my own dick, and swallow!!!

If MOSR meant this as a joke, then they are one step away from running clear of my bullshit detector
post #32 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by Junkyard Dawg:
<strong>If Apple makes such a computer, even on a limited productoi run, I'll suck my own dick, and swallow!!!</strong><hr></blockquote>

You said that about something else, and when it happened, did you? Huh uh.
post #33 of 38
[quote]Originally posted by Junkyard Dawg:
<strong>LOL, this dodecahedron Maac is one of the most incredibly stupid rumors I've ever heard.

At fifrst I though MOSR meat tat it had a flat top and bottom to the computer, with all th sides But upon closer inspection of the article, I think MOSR actually means that it would be a spheroid computer (with all those sides, like facets to a gemstone)!!!!

You mean you don't usually swallow?

If Apple makes such a computer, even on a limited productoi run, I'll suck my own dick, and swallow!!!

If MOSR meant this as a joke, then they are one step away from running clear of my bullshit detector</strong><hr></blockquote>
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post #34 of 38
What a waste of time. Someone please tell Ryan Meader about a concept called "volume effiency."

Yes, I know a dodecahedron is closer to a sphere than any Mac out there....and yes a sphere is the most volume efficient, but not when it comes to computers, which are designed around flat boards and inflexible silicon.

This is why the pizza-box reigns supreme, and why 1U server racks are designed the way they are.

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post #35 of 38
That report at MOSR has Junkyard Dawg written all over it. I was reading it and I was wondering when the line:

"and my friend got smashed and spilled the beans..." But Meader got pretty damn close to that.
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post #36 of 38
I ushualy stand up for MOSR, since they are a rumor site that is ushualy at least interesting to read. But this Dodacahedron crap is just the lamest thing I have evar heard in my entire life. Holy crap someone has be abusin the happy gas at the neighborhood dentistry.
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post #37 of 38
Just dont freak out too much when it comes out.
That sketch is very cool.Thanks for posting that.
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post #38 of 38
Everyone involved from the guy to Meader, had to have been seriously drunk.
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