Post a picture, entertain me!

Gordon would have said sorry, but he can't.

I think I would rather have a JMC than a GMC pickup. Must be a Chinese brand? It would feel like you're driving around an anime pickup.

Rykin wrote:
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ClockworkHouse wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:

Their apple cube is also the inedible core. Almost certainly done for aesthetics.

But that's only in keeping with the spirit of Apple cubes.

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Even though I owned a Mac mini, which was way smaller, way faster, and way cheaper, I still lust after the G4 Cube.

I still want one as well. There are a number of old Mac models that I would love to have if I had much more money and much more space. I have seen a number of mods where they have put micro PC internals in them. Or done the obvious and put tissues in them ;)

Had one years ago, for a work computer when they first came out. Begged to be the first one to get it in my office, aaaaaand... hated it. Absolute worst machine I've ever used. I guess it was okay if you just wanted to use it for light home office duty, but in a print shop the hardware just couldn't handle what we needed to use it for. Clever design, horrible execution.

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Rob_Anybody wrote:

Clever design, horrible execution.

That's kind of a theme any time Apple steps out of the high end casual home user market.

Tscott wrote:

Half-Life 3 confirmed?

Nah, new Gears of War.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Rob_Anybody wrote:

Clever design, horrible execution.

That's kind of a theme any time Apple steps out of the high end casual home user market.

Another one on my list that perfectly illustrates Clock's point:

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The 20th Anniversary (of Apple the company, not of the Mac) Mac. Cost three arms, four legs, and a kidney and was made from laptop components, but was maybe less powerful than their laptops at the time. Had awesome sound though, amazing speakers for the time.

Rykin wrote:

The 20th Anniversary (of Apple the company, not of the Mac) Mac. Cost three arms, four legs, and a kidney and was made from laptop components, but was maybe less powerful than their laptops at the time. Had awesome sound though, amazing speakers for the time.

Only $7499, including home delivery and setup!

And it eventually evolved into...

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I kind of see the Cube as the precursor to the Mini, too, FWIW.

misplacedbravado wrote:

I kind of see the Cube as the precursor to the Mini, too, FWIW.

For sure, and it's funny how it went from their premium computer to their entry-level. I would never have been able to afford a Cube—and then the mini was the first Mac I could afford.

misplacedbravado wrote:

And it eventually evolved into...

Another computer that's not so hot in an enterprise environment that has sparkling design but weaker specs than you would expect at that price point?

misplacedbravado wrote:
Rykin wrote:

The 20th Anniversary (of Apple the company, not of the Mac) Mac. Cost three arms, four legs, and a kidney and was made from laptop components, but was maybe less powerful than their laptops at the time. Had awesome sound though, amazing speakers for the time.

Only $7499, including home delivery and setup!

And it eventually evolved into...

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I kind of see the Cube as the precursor to the Mini, too, FWIW.

We have these in our Mac Suite in college. Nice monitors...is about the only positive thing I have to say about them. Oh no, wait, actually another positive thing: They are easy to push out of the way to make space for my laptop.

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Can confirm.
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Tamren wrote:

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Or:
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LeapingGnome wrote:

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I never thought I could weld. But knowing I can't weld sure takes a lot off my mind.

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And now you know what really happened to Alderaan...

LtWarhound wrote:

And now you know what really happened to Alderaan...

I have a handful of those things in my basement or attic, and even have a Zip-Drive somewhere. I would have to dig out one of my ancient PCs with a SCSI drive to use it, though.

I'm sure R2 has a SCSI adapter.

Never used Zip that much. Had a SyQuest drive on my old Performa 600CD. Did end up using a Zip drive to save a friends files from his PowerMac G4 when his hard drive got jacked up and became non-bootable. He had the newest computer out of anyone in my circle of friends and for some reason we couldn't rescue his files (maybe that was one of the first SATA based Macs or something so we couldn't hook the drive up to the older systems the rest of us had). After trying a number of different options we were finally able to install an OS on a zip disk and boot his computer from that to read the hard drive and transfer his files (we couldn't boot from his optical drive because he had done a third party drive upgrade and it wasn't bootable on a Mac) before reformatting the drive.

I used to have a SCSI one but got rid of it a while back since I haven't seen a computer with a SCSI port in who knows how long.

I do still have a USB one sitting next to my PC. I have about a dozen Zip disks with data on them that I keep meaning to copy off someday and not getting around to it. I doubt half of them are even readable anymore.

Stay away from Anniston, Alabama!

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Oh, just a little bit indeed.

Had a USB one back in college. The art department required everyone buy zip disks to keep files on for the graphic design classes. So many corrupted disks. Basically just bought a spindle of CDR's and just backed my files up every week. Ah, the dark ages before cloud storage.

Zip drives are possibly the singly crappiest technology I have ever had to deal with. Those things were a massive pain to even get connected, and those stupid disks failed constantly. I saw one at work recently shoved in a drawer, and just wanted to smash it with a hammer.

Yeah, Zip drives were all the rage during my early middle school days (late 90s, which probably tells you everything you need to know right there). My K-6 school had them everywhere. I didn't like the idea of a bulky extra peripheral for more storage, even if it had the same form factor as a floppy disk, I just never needed to store enough stuff to make it worthwhile. Plus, we were a Mac school, I think that added an extra wrinkle to it. None of them ever failed to my knowledge, but I've read about how crappy they were.

Bubs14 wrote:

my early middle school days (late 90s, which probably tells you everything you need to know right there).

It tells me that OH GOD I'M SO OLD.