freediverx wrote: »
True, though in this case I found myself having posted a series of replies which I later decided to merge into a single post. Unfortunately while the forum allows editing it does not allow deletion of posts.
macnewsjunkie wrote: »
One feature of the building that needs more reporting is the isolation system that will protect the building from earthquake damage. There are 700 1600 lb ball earrings under the building which are designed to allow the building to move 4.5 feet in any direction without sustaining major damage. It looks like a space ship because it is designed to be moved.????. Combined with the power generation systems the Apple Campus might be the best place to manage the disaster support center for the entire Bay Area. Apple needs to make sure they have a plan in place to handle the distraction that could be created by such a quake.
inkling wrote: »
It's a beautiful building with only one major flaw.
It's located in California with its bottom-of-the-nation business climate.
This historic building on the campus of UC Berkeley has been retrofitted with a similar system.
"There will be more to the stunning Apple Campus 2 than meets the eye. One of the most fascinating—and important—elements of the building will be 3 levels under your feet.AC2 will sit on top of 700 base isolators. These elements, which are structurally attached to the foundation, are designed to prevent structural and architectural damage during a seismic event.“The whole idea behind base isolation is that during a seismic event it releases the building from the ground motion,” says John Worley, the lead structural engineer on AC2.In other words, during a seismic event, the foundation is anchored into the ground and will move with the ground motion. The isolated building will experience only slight movement."
Though they're not "ball bearings"
Okay. I’m fine with that.
So… no actual replies to what he said.
Tallest Skil, something tells me you don't have the ability to "write your own firmware", so your statement is pretty laughable.
Also, maybe there was no actual replies because a massive political rant that Apple's HQ's only "flaw" is that it's being built in California doesn't deserve a serious reply? I think the fact that you believe it does, says a lot more about you, than those who rightfully chose to mock it.
These threads are not the place for these rants- not only are they utterly off topic, I don't really give a shit about people's political views here, and I don't respect the fact that they need to shove them down people's throats. The fact that you happen to agree with his misguided views does not change that, nor does it make the rant any more relevant or on-topic. This thread is about the progress of Apple's new campus. There is no question that they ever considered building it anywhere other than California.
You have no problem smacking down trolls when they don't suit your ideology, but in this case, since you like his ideology, you want to encourage replies and discussion over something that is utterly off topic, and would derail the thread into political attacks. Got it. No good can come out of junk like this, so try not to be hypocritical about what kinds of posts you smack down.
gqb wrote: »
What a crock.
The disaster for california was Prop 13, which allowed corporations (who never turn over real estate) to leech off of the stories of dispossessed elderlies to avoid taxes, which support the infrastructure that enables such successes as Apple et al through everything from an educated workforce to police to courts.
Gotta love 'free lunch' Republicans.
But there's always the Libertarian paradise of Kansas... A true disaster.
If this is the best “reply” you can come up with, just don’t reply in the future. You obviously have no argument.
Good for you; enjoy the ad-homs, I guess.
Good thing that’s not what he said, though, isn’t it? Gee, reading’s tough.
Try again. With the reading, that is.