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Old Jul 9, 2003, 09:18 PM   #1
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8th wonder of the world... the Pyramac.

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http://wired.com/news/mac/0,2125,59398,00.html

At least the G5 didn't end up looking like this!
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Old Jul 9, 2003, 09:50 PM   #2
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cool picture but i know its been posted b4...someone want to build me one?
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Old Jul 9, 2003, 09:53 PM   #3
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Wow, that's a lot of work for a slow computer....

Nice though, but not exactly something for everyone.....

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Old Jul 9, 2003, 10:17 PM   #4
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I guess since pyramids were tombs for the pharoahs, there will be no way of upgrading this.

I can't imagine having to wear sunglasses while using this. Those lights while cool, would drive me insane/
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Old Jul 9, 2003, 10:19 PM   #5
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That's the ugliest p.o.s. I have ever seen.
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Old Jul 9, 2003, 10:35 PM   #6
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"I'm not sure if it's beautiful or just plain hideous," said Rael Dornfest, a researcher at the tech publishing house O'Reilly & Associates, ...
I vote for hideous.

It looks like an epileptic nightmare.
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Old Jul 10, 2003, 12:14 AM   #7
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it looks cool in person

My best friend's dad made this 8th wonder of the world... If you were to ever see the craftsmanship he did and how much time he spent on it you would be speechless.. The pictures of this thing don't give it much justice either.. my friend has the computer now in his room with a dual monitor setup you can check out his webcam at http://riscx.com/cam and his personal website www.kentsalas.com the lights I believe can be turned off.. and it is all UV lighting..
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Old Jul 10, 2003, 12:52 AM   #8
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cool picture but i know its been posted b4...
I searched the forums but didn't see it posted anywhere.
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Old Jul 10, 2003, 03:47 AM   #9
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Would you be cursed by the computer god if you opened up that computer pyramid and removed its parts?

Ok, ok, bad joke.
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Old Jul 10, 2003, 04:08 AM   #10
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It's more art than computer.
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Old Jul 10, 2003, 11:06 AM   #11
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I am actually impressed with the craftsmanship that went into this. Maybe a couple more rounded corners, solid aluminum casing and some other Ive-like design features and this thing might sell (next G4 Cube .. haha). Or maybe not . I wonder how much this would go for on eBay? It's original and creative .. I know I would bid!
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Old Jul 10, 2003, 11:36 AM   #12
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Lightbulb

I'm sure the guy put a lot of work into it, and I'll admit it is cool. I think that's an awesome design for an awesome computer.
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It's an awesome design. I always wanted to design a pyramid shaped Powermac, but looks like this guy beat me to it.
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Old Jul 10, 2003, 04:28 PM   #14
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If I had all the money in the world I would do this to a current Mac, but because it's pointless yet cool. I would then send it to Apple repair under AppleCare- just for the giggles. Perhaps I would time it so that it arrived at the repair facility on April 1.
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Old Jul 10, 2003, 09:22 PM   #15
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oh my thats horrible, why use a clear case when the inside is so ugly.
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Old Jul 10, 2003, 09:30 PM   #16
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That's pretty cool. And yes, its prettier than the G5s
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oh my thats horrible, why use a clear case when the inside is so ugly.
The insides are ugly? Don't tell me you've never looked inside a computer before...
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The insides are ugly? Don't tell me you've never looked inside a computer before...
i've seen plenty of pc innards, but the G5's are the only ones worth looking at. So neat and clean.....
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i've seen plenty of pc innards, but the G5's are the only ones worth looking at. So neat and clean.....
What about the G3 iMac? The translucent affect was pretty nice there.
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What about the G3 iMac? The translucent affect was pretty nice there.
indeed. can't forget about the iMac, but once again that was also a mac....
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Old Jul 10, 2003, 11:06 PM   #21
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Nice but have you seen the SIZE of this thing?

The footprint is larger than a 17" monitor in every direction.
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