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iPad + Macintosh Plus = Crazy Visualizer Helmet

timothy posted more than 3 years ago | from the visualize-helmet-laws-sucking dept.

Hardware Hacking 113

An anonymous reader writes "I would like to share with you a helmet I made out of a Macintosh Plus and an iPad. Essentially, I purchased a Macintosh Plus on ebay, removed the inner parts, cut a hole in the bottom of the case, inserted the inner padding of a bicycle helmet (cut to fit), and cut a slot for the iPad to slide in. The iPad's thinness allows for plenty of room for the user's head and the inner helmet keeps the Macintosh situated properly. What started as a project for my sculpture class has now become a part of my good friend Kid Chameleon's DJ set and a way for us to showcase our visuals in a new way during live performances."

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Gay (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888204)

Just when I thought an Apple Fan Boy could not get any gayer...

Re:Gay (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888336)

Just when I thought an Apple Fan Boy could not get any gayer...

Mac Plus is pre-gay Apple fan-boi-dom.

If he used a "flavor" Mac, then yeah, break out the K-Y.

Self Promotion is Masturbation (4, Insightful)

netsharc (195805) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888206)

Was that really Slashdot-worthy? A douchey meaningless video with too loud music I had to fast-forward to get to the point, with the "OHMIGOD this is the greatest thing ever" Also sprach Zarathustra music to stroke your own ego, "look at this great thing I invented, I managed to use a knife to cut holes and shit"?

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (1)

Dynedain (141758) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888230)

Probably not... but if he had gotten the post in a few hours earlier, I might have made the trip across town to see it in action.

Have to Say (1)

sycodon (149926) | more than 3 years ago | (#34889634)

Today's nerd girls are cuter and have bigger tits than when I was in college.

Re:Have to Say (3, Insightful)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 3 years ago | (#34889994)

- Today's nerd girls EXIST -
(when I was in college they didn't)

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888260)

first of all, while i agree that this isnt really that impressive imo, you need to fuck off and die. This sort of duchbaggary and negativity should have no place here... It seems like instead of actually discussing the inventiveness of the guy / the good side of things all people want to do is post "THIS IS TEH LAMEZ, SHOOT THE IDIOT" and troll the comments anymore. While i dont actually like the concept, it is VERY inventive, and i hope to see more... useful things come out of it! With that said....

  HOW IN THE HELL DOES HE SEE OUT OF THAT THING?? (and yes, i did read... most... TFA [skimmed the rest])

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (4, Informative)

Cederic (9623) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888450)

. This sort of duchbaggary and negativity should have no place here...

Actually, this site has a long and cherished history of pointing out when shit is shit.

This is shit.

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (1)

Cochonou (576531) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888492)

Actually, this site has a long and cherished history of pointing out when shit is shit.

Yes. Just like we did for the iPod. Oh wait.

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (2)

Cederic (9623) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888512)

Bah. It's overpriced even now. When released battery life was shit too.

It sold well, but it's still shit. Just well marketed shit.

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (1)

paiute (550198) | more than 3 years ago | (#34889320)

Bah. It's overpriced even now. When released battery life was shit too.

It sold well, but it's still shit. Just well marketed shit.

I am reminded once more why headhunters do not lurk on this site when searching for candidates for open CEO positions..

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (0)

Duradin (1261418) | more than 3 years ago | (#34889414)

"Less space than a nomad. No wireless. Lame." Was the the beginning of my /. rule "The more /. hates something the better it is." I was on the fence about getting an iPad and then /. absolutely hated it so I ordered one.

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34889552)

Well, if you just love the shiny so much, then go, enjoy. Wallow in it.

It's still shit.

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 3 years ago | (#34890488)

Actually, this site has a long and cherished history of pointing out when shit is shit.

This site has a long and cherished history of pointing out that EVERYTHING is shit, then hoping the word 'Insightful' appears next to their posts. Face it, we all idolize the Comic Store Guy.

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 3 years ago | (#34891012)

Face it, we all idolize the Comic Store Guy.

In Soviet Russia, comic store guy idolizes us!

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888698)

Irony: saying negativity is not welcome here with the words "you need to fuck off and die".

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (1, Funny)

Joce640k (829181) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888406)

I'm not sure the basement-dweller groks this "nightclub" thing.

Its a good thing grok it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34889264)

And, its a good thing your mom grokked the nightclub thing too. Of course, its too bad you'll never find out who your dad was.

Douche.

Indeed. (2)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888510)

This.

I clicked on the article because I thought he made some sort of virtual reality helmet with the iPad screen facing inside. _That_ would have been cool and /. worthy. This is just some stupid faux-geek-styled mac-fanboi crap.

Posting AC because calling anything Apple faux-geek (which most everything they make nowadays is, gone are the days of the true Apple geeks) risks getting the good old troll slamhammer from the faux geeks and wannabe nerds who frequent this site.

Re:Indeed. (2, Interesting)

clang_jangle (975789) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888536)

gone are the days of the true Apple geeks

I think those of us who once identified as "apple geeks" have all moved on or are very close to moving on. It seems Apple doesn't care, they've got a much larger (and more annoying) market now. Of course, this could well blow up in their faces -- anything that popular will eventually be something no-one will want to be seen with, and when the day comes apple may regret that they spent the last few years alienating the people who were once apple geeks. And the funny thing is, for many of us OS X was the "gateway *nix". :-P

But yeah, I bought my first Mac in '87 and my last in '09. Can't imagine I'm the only one.

Re:Indeed. (1)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888620)

I quit Apple when Windows started looking like a clone of Mac OS 8. Later-on a friend gave me a OS X machine but it was too slow (hence why he was giving it away).

As for this DJ helmet, I think it's pretty cool.
Not as impressive as DEADMAU5 but okay for an amateur DJ.

Re:Indeed. (2)

malkavian (9512) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888950)

But it's still a rip off.. Dans le sac Vs Scroobius Pip [youtube.com] did this idea a few years back.

Re:Indeed. (1)

je ne sais quoi (987177) | more than 3 years ago | (#34889446)

I watched that video you linked to. You're comparing something that is real which is linked to in the summary to something that is just necessary to look good on camera. The link in the summary shows functional, wearable technology, whereas who knows what the helmet in the video is good for. By your logic, none of us should ever want do anything interesting at all, because odds are someone has done that much more seamlessly in a movie previously with the aid of a camera crew and multiple takes. In any case, neither of them is hardly the first time someone has worn a television or monitor on their head.

Frankly, I don't see what the problem with this helmet is, I think it was pretty cool. A nice mix of styles which gave a retro. feel from the 80s but enhanced by new tech. I thought it was very artistic. But since slashdotters wouldn't know art from a hole in the ground, let me put it more clearly: It's no different from any other case mod where the original functionality of the PC is lost (e.g. a case turned into an aquarium).

Re:Indeed. (1)

IICV (652597) | more than 3 years ago | (#34890524)

It's a seriously old idea - the anime Dead Leaves [wikipedia.org] had a guy with a TV for a head in 2004, and I'm sure that wasn't the first time at all.

I think what's kinda interesting here is that it's realtime, but honestly it doesn't look good enough for that to really matter.

Re:Indeed. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34889040)

I think those of us who once identified as "apple geeks" have all moved on or are very close to moving on.

I absolutely have to agree. I was an Apple fan back in the dark days of Gil Amelio. Not a fanboi, but someone who could appreciate the things they got right while still recognizing the major flaws and shortcomings that were there. This carried on through the first few iterations of OS X. I still use Macs (and Windows and Linux) every day, but get tired of hearing people who don't really understand technology going on about how great OS X and iPads are, even though the points they make apply to every other product out there. Guess it's just part of becoming jaded.

Re:Indeed. (2)

Graff (532189) | more than 3 years ago | (#34889172)

I think those of us who once identified as "apple geeks" have all moved on or are very close to moving on.

Nah, there's still a ton of us that like the products. Yeah some of the policies don't align with what I agree with but you're going to find that in nearly every product. I suppose some day it could reach a tipping point for me but for now I don't see any grass that is greener on the other side.

I know quite a few people who seem to be in the same situation as myself. Not that I'm doing a detailed statistical analysis or anything but I don't see a mass migration of "Apple geeks" away from Apple. I think most of us have just gotten tired of explaining why we like the Apple products and so we just smile and nod when people rant against them.

Re:Indeed. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34889560)

Apple has gone from enabling casual users to use computers for content creation to disempowering users and discouraging them from "lifting the hood". Like a boiling frog, you've sat through a paradigm shift and didn't notice.

Re:Indeed. (2, Funny)

Hatta (162192) | more than 3 years ago | (#34889308)

Apple stopped caring about geeks when they introduced the Macintosh.

Re:Indeed. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34890190)

This man speaks truth, mod +5 Insightful. Read what they did to the Apple ][ line and how they changed the design philosophy from the Apple ][ series to the Mac line.

ALL HAIL THE WOZENATOR!

Re:Indeed. (1)

DurendalMac (736637) | more than 3 years ago | (#34890930)

Kinda sorta. I've been an Apple user for most of my, but I've mellowed a lot in recent years. A year and a half ago, I built a Hackintosh and don't think I'll ever buy a desktop Mac again unless Apple puts out a reasonably priced midtower...which I doubt they ever will. They're focusing way too much on the clueless user market (which, granted, is a big market), but they're leaving a lot of their core markets out in the cold. Graphics designers used to love iMacs...until they went all-glossy. Same with their displays. NOT EVERYONE LIKES GLOSSY SCREENS, APPLE! The only bone they threw was a BTO option on some Macbook Pros.

OS X is still great, but I'm a bit disturbed by Lion. Yeah, Apple showed it off at a consumer event, so they showed the consumer goodies, but I really want to see if it has improvements for the rest of us as well. If OS X goes the iPad route and gets dumbed down, that might just be the beginning of the end for my usage of Apple products.

Re:Indeed. (1)

Em Adespoton (792954) | more than 3 years ago | (#34891946)

gone are the days of the true Apple geeks

I think those of us who once identified as "apple geeks" have all moved on or are very close to moving on. It seems Apple doesn't care, they've got a much larger (and more annoying) market now. Of course, this could well blow up in their faces -- anything that popular will eventually be something no-one will want to be seen with, and when the day comes apple may regret that they spent the last few years alienating the people who were once apple geeks. And the funny thing is, for many of us OS X was the "gateway *nix". :-P

But yeah, I bought my first Mac in '87 and my last in '09. Can't imagine I'm the only one.

I bought my first Mac in '88 and my last in '09. However, I'm still a Mac geek; I still like to hack at the m68k instruction set in MACSBUG.
I still use Macs because so far, they still do what I want when I want to... but I don't mess around with modern Macs much; I save that for Linux and BSD.

Oh, and my "gateway Inix" was a toss-up between A/UX and M68k Linux -- I started using both around the same time.

Anyway, us Mac geeks are still around; we've just diversified.

I thought the guy was at least going to be running Mini vMac on his iPad; THAT would have added to the neatness factor for me. Head inside a Mac Plus that appears to be running "normally"....

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (4, Interesting)

Renderer of Evil (604742) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888656)

How many times have you appeared in a slashdot topic? Show us your unique achievements you magnificent, undiscovered genius.

I've noticed that cynical disposition and the constant need to shit on anything that remotely looks like fun is inversely proportional to one's lack of accomplishments. Reminds me of idiots who say "Facebook? Any kid with knowledge of PHP could have done that. It was all luck." Instead, they sit in dark rooms and jerk it to manga all their lives and tear down those who have actually applied themselves and made stuff happen, no matter how trivial.

I'm sorry that a guy who has created something in a true geek spirit is unworthy of your attention, amidst the ever-important stream of hard hitting news found on /.

Haters gonna hate.

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888706)

"How many times have you appeared in a slashdot topic?"
Why? I don't have to be some kind of getting-in-the-news expert to earn the privilege of thinking something is stupid.

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (2)

Joce640k (829181) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888730)

OK, so post a link to something you've done which is better....

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34889136)

OK, so post a link to something you've done which is better...

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (1)

malkavian (9512) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888968)

Slashdot is supposed to be about news worthy things. Original, interesting, thought provoking.
If this had got any of those elements, then sure I'd have said "interesting, fresh take, well done"..
However, there's nothing new to the idea. Dans le sac Vs Scroobius Pip [youtube.com] did this quite some time ago.. Seems like someone's watched the video, and gone "we can do that too"..
While there is interest in recreating that, I wouldn't say it's overly geeky, or new.

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34889880)

the constant need to shit on anything that remotely looks like fun is inversely proportional to one's lack of accomplishments.

I don't think this means what you think it means

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (1)

Fnordulicious (85996) | more than 3 years ago | (#34892288)

Indeed, this is an interesting example of semantic overnegation. It’s tricky because it’s not syntactic overnegation. Since “inversely” and “lack of” are not syntactically negative (they don’t have a phrasal or morphological “not” about them), the poster presumably didn’t notice the triple negative. But “X is inversely proportional to the lack of Y” implies that when values of Y are low then values of X must also be low.

Probably what the poster originally considered here was the phrase “lack of accomplishments”. Then the poster may have chunked this phrase and ceased to consider its internal meaning; perhaps this phrase was pulled right out of their lexicon without thought to the semantics if they had used this phrase frequently enough or recently enough. The next step would then be forming the larger phrase from the template “X is inversely proportional to Y”based on the sense that if one has few accomplishments then one wants to shit on fun. Unfortunately since the “lack of accomplishments” was already chunked as a unitary noun phrase and the poster is no longer thinking about its internal meaning, the poster didn’t consider the semantic interaction between “inversely” and “lack of” when slotting “lack of accomplishments” into the “X is inversely proportional to Y” template. If there were instead a syntactic sign, some explicit indication of negation, then the poster would more likely have noticed this inside of the noun phrase.

I am of course guilty of trying to “look inside the head”of the poster in a sort of mystical way. But I think this is a rather reasonable model of what the poster was doing when they wrote their missive. We could probably refine the model a bit more, but this is just Slashdot where nobody particularly cares about accuracy and reliability.

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (2)

gad_zuki! (70830) | more than 3 years ago | (#34890382)

Thank you for writing this. I'm so sick of the "everything sucks" attitude that permeates sites like slashdot, reddit, etc. The level of hateful cynicism is intolerable. I guess the happy creative smart people don't post as much as the assholes of the world. Its easy in life to be a misanthrope and people are drawn to the critical asshole because as a species we're so vain and difficult that when we see something someone else has done that's interesting we need to find a way to cut him down and make ourselves look good. There's a real vanity to candor and criticism. I wish more people understood this.

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (1)

Charcharodon (611187) | more than 3 years ago | (#34890486)

OOOOOOOOOOO! I cut a hole in something and stuck in an iPad in it and then stuck it on my head.

Yes truly geek-a-rific! No not really.

The dude that made the light show in his pants and controlled it with his iPhone, that was both cool and true to the geek spirit.

This was just a douche bag with an iPad. Nothing even remotely interesting or cool about anyone with an iPad. Maybe a little sad, yes a little sad.

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34891826)

Agree.

You want to see geeky with apple geer? How about the beer cannon http:\\theregister.co.uk\2011\01\13\beer_cannon? They DESIGNED and MADE something cool. This guy stuck a iPad in an case. It's only one step cleverer than cutting a rectangle out of a cardboard box and pretending you're on TV.

The GP has a point in the prevailing dissing mode on the internet - but they chose the wrong article to defend. This really is JUST an idiot with an iPad hat.

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (1)

dangitman (862676) | more than 3 years ago | (#34894006)

I've noticed that cynical disposition and the constant need to shit on anything that remotely looks like fun is inversely proportional to one's lack of accomplishments.

In other words, the need to shit on anything that remotely looks like fun is directly proportional to one's accomplishments? I don't think you got that formula quite right.

Re:Self Promotion is Masturbation (1)

countertrolling (1585477) | more than 3 years ago | (#34890188)

Was that really Slashdot-worthy?

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Save you the trouble of the link (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888212)

Hipsters + ruined mac plus + horrible music copying daft punk.

Re:Save you the trouble of the link (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888334)

I liked the music... I wouldnt mind a digital copy.

Re:Save you the trouble of the link (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888494)

Hipsters + ruined mac plus + horrible music copying daft punk.

The link? I heard about it last year. I have that band on 8-track.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to clean my black framed glasses and drink a few cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Re:Save you the trouble of the link (1)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888632)

"My friend Bobby had crossed over into the machine. As he swayed to the music and virtual dancers bounced around him on the video screen, I realized he had achieved the ultimate dream. To BE the REMIX in the ultimate extended dance club."
- Pretty Boy Crossover, Asimovs, 1986

Re:Save you the trouble of the link (0)

owlicks58 (560207) | more than 3 years ago | (#34889922)

The video sucked, yes, but the music (at least the first half) did not. The song was Genesis by the French group Justice. Perhaps with your refined tastes you believe that it was "horrible music copying Daft Punk," but Justice's music is nearly universally praised by music critics. In fact, I would argue that the Justice album Cross is more a consistent and better listen than anything Daft Punk ever put together.

Re:Save you the trouble of the link (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34891096)

Yeah, the first and the last kind of bother me. But the "ruined Mac" makes up for that.

Odd. (1)

Steauengeglase (512315) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888242)

I didn't think Lord Canti would look so metro.

Mac Headroom (4, Funny)

PatPending (953482) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888244)

Max Headroom has been replaced by Mac Headroom. Well, that's progress for ya.

not really (1)

justsomebody (525308) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888704)

i'd call this as a serious needs for larger mental hospitals and meds that put you into totally vegetative state

"An anonymous reader writes" (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888276)

I swear it wasn't me!

So anyone with a playlist can be a DJ now? (3)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888280)

I can accept using digital turntables or computerized mixing and effects in DJing. It's just a fact of life. Technology progresses, and the users of that technology progress too. But your friend "Kid Chameleon" has really lousy song selection and no stage presence, at least one of which is necessary for any good DJ. In this video, he putz around with the equipment, BSing with a few people, then finally plays his lame intro. It isn't even until a good 45 seconds in that he finally puts on the helmet, but then he just bops around in front of his Mac with a beat with no energy.

Technology changes, and we have to live with it. Those who don't are bound to be considered dinosaurs, while those who adapt lead us ever onward. I think the helmet is a beautifully constructed realization of this fact. While technology progresses, it is up to us individuals to bridge the gap between old and new, and sometimes bridging that gap results in really fucking stupid shit like this.

Re:So anyone with a playlist can be a DJ now? (1)

clang_jangle (975789) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888368)

Actually, the music of Kid Chameleon strikes me as very retro. But then again, I was living a fairly avante garde life back in the 80s... Hey, isn't that a pencil neck geek [youtube.com] in the vid?

Re:So anyone with a playlist can be a DJ now? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888396)

"Kid Chameleon" has really lousy song selection and no stage presence

What started as a project for my sculpture class has now become a part of my good friend Kid Chameleon's DJ set and a way for us to showcase our visuals in a new way during live performances."

DJing isn't live performance and therefore, there doesn't need to be any "stage presence". I've never seen anyone pay attention to a DJ. And when they do pay attention, it's because he's being an obnoxious douche.

One of the most successful DJs I know (paying for state university as a DJ) comes in, play music, takes requests, and shuts up: no mindless banter, no stage antics or "performances" or any other horse shit.

Personally, I threw a big party a few years ago and just wanted to queue up songs on a MP3 player hooked into the PA - it would have been the best "DJ" ever. I was overruled because "you gotta have a DJ!"

Re:So anyone with a playlist can be a DJ now? (3, Interesting)

lisaparratt (752068) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888546)

You obviously go to shit parties - most of the raves I've been to have been immeasurably improved by the fact the music seamlessly blends from one track to the next. It's vital for keeping the thread of energy going. The DJs are up the front, centre stage, the VJs near by, everyone's clearly enjoying themselves, as there's huge amounts of applause and shouts of appreciation when they've finished their set.

Re:So anyone with a playlist can be a DJ now? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34889112)

You obviously go to shit parties - most of the raves I've been to have been immeasurably improved by the fact the music seamlessly blends from one track to the next.

I think it had more to do with the drugs than with the music appearing "seamless".

Just say'in.

Re:So anyone with a playlist can be a DJ now? (1)

dropadrop (1057046) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888638)

Maybe you should just try to go and see a really good DJ some time. When dj's are really good individual songs completely lose their meaning and you are really led from one place to another for what could be hours. Though to be honest 99% of DJ's are not that good.

Re:So anyone with a playlist can be a DJ now? (1)

Dr. Evil (3501) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888788)

We weren't there. This kinda looks like it was early in the night with a lot of his friends around. We don't know what the mood was like. Cameras can suck a lot of life out of a cool situation.

Not sure why people are so hard on this guy. He took an idea, did somethign with it. It may not have been perfect, but he learned from doing it.

Dumbest. Shit. Ever (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888286)

Just some fucking idiot bouncing around to bitch noise.

gayer than 8 guys sucking off 9 guys (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888310)

Gay 2 da ExXxtreme!
Nothing gayer than an aspie faggot moving around all uncoordinated while his beep boop "music" plays

Oh no... not again (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888314)

Can we please stop these [slashdot.org] ridiculous [slashdot.org] "hey look, I took iGadget and taped it to $foo, isn't that cool?"-kind of articles? This one was really horrible.

Something important was missing (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888316)

This has to be the stupidest thing Ive seen so far this year. It looks like a lot of work went into it, but it still looks fucking stupid.

DJing an event, with a mac on your head, dressed like your going to a piano recital, will NOT get you laid. Ohh and the music sucks.

Re:Something important was missing (1, Funny)

PatPending (953482) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888332)

...with a mac on your head

iPenis?

Re:Something important was missing (1)

clang_jangle (975789) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888408)

Okay, here you go [vysniukas.com] .

Re:Something important was missing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888430)

This looks exactly like what the guy in this video was wearing under his recital clothing.

Re:Something important was missing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888456)

Eeeew, you mean you did Kid Chameleon?!

Re:Something important was missing (1)

alvinrod (889928) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888544)

Yeah, it's not the most interesting or greatest article to ever grace the front page of /., but it's better than the baseless speculation drivel that usually passes as an Apple article. Compared to the numerous slashvertisements and, well, pretty much anything posted by kdawson, this story is actually somewhat original. If nothing else this one stands a chance of not spiraling off into some giant iPhone vs. Android or MacOS vs. Windows flamewar like most Apple stories tend to do.

Re:Something important was missing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888628)

Man, Im gonna dress up like a penguin, and strap a flat panel to my head with a dancing penguin on it, and control the whole shebang from my andoid phone, and its gonna be SOOOO much cooler.

*lights blowtorch*
Apples sux!!

*gets some smores fixings and waits for the inevitable flames coming this way*

Re:Something important was missing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34889406)

This article isn't news and has nothing to do with Apple.

Why it's not on Idle, I have no idea.

One word (portementeau, really) : (1)

Anne Honime (828246) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888426)

Fugly.
'nuff said.

Looks like someone got inspired by (1)

Major Downtime (1840554) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888462)

Re:Looks like someone got inspired by (1)

danomatika (1977210) | more than 3 years ago | (#34889930)

... who was inspired by The Residents [youtube.com] . And the chain continues ...

Fashion (1)

nicholas22 (1945330) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888468)

- I think he looks very silly...
*Tries a Dell laptop*

- Now that's better!

to don't list (1)

outsider007 (115534) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888482)

Bicycle helmet padding? $20
Used Mac Plus? $60
Ipad? $500

Watching your wannabe friend look like a retard on the internets? Priceless.

Not feeling well, confused. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888520)

Did I just click on digg.com?

iPad + Macintosh Plus = ? (1)

blind biker (1066130) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888524)

"iPad + Macintosh Plus =..." The jokes just write themselves. I won't even try, it's just too easy.

Re:iPad + Macintosh Plus = ? (1)

Puff_Of_Hot_Air (995689) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888908)

"iPad + Macintosh Plus =..." The jokes just write themselves. I won't even try, it's just too easy.

Hmmm. As the wise puppet once said "do or do not". Sadly, I think your X-wing is firmly stuck in the swamp here...

Huh? Why? (1)

therealkevinkretz (1585825) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888540)

I don't understand how the tags "humor", [hard]hack", or "story" apply to this.

There isn't much time left (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888570)

If you ever want to kiss a girl you can't be doing things like this. Next time post what you are planning in advance so the slashdot readers can help you. Oh wait, that might make it worse....

Why is this here? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888674)

How is this a worthy story to have here at /. ? He ripped off daft punk, isnt that slightly in bad taste?

The guy made somthing out of preassembled software and hardware that took less skill then what most case modders do. Wow, amazing, lets all look at him.

Even on a musical level this guy is lame and shouldnt even be considered a DJ since he is just acting while he plays from a playlist.

I see (1)

h4x0t (1245872) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888724)

So it's every apple product since the ipod - basically featureless and only tolerable to those with a thick eardrum, but hey, it sure is shiny.

A cheap rip off (1)

malkavian (9512) | more than 3 years ago | (#34888888)

of Dans le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip [youtube.com] ..
If you're going to post something on Slashdot as original and newsworthy, it's best not to rehash something done better elsewhere and claim originality.

Re:A cheap rip off (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34889792)

Dude, you've posted that three times already in this thread. It's actually nothing at all like that except for briefly showing a face; if it's a cheap ripoff of anything it's Deadmau5 and Daft Punk. And actually the construction and performance aren't bad, except that it's totally impractical because you can't see out of it. If you're going to be a helmeted DJ, you have to be able to wear it the entire performance.

Re:A cheap rip off (1)

Kagetsuki (1620613) | more than 3 years ago | (#34890894)

I don't know how you are rating "performance" but the construction is awful. Those cuts and the general organization of the unit, not to mention how high it sits on the guys head - the whole thing is a mess.

OK Right (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34888892)

This gives new meaning to 'Computer Head'

Meh to the max (1)

Dreth (1885712) | more than 3 years ago | (#34889082)

Alright it's cute but the novelty wears off fast I bet, I'm guessing it's not the lightest thing to have on your, not very cool, especially when you constantly move around and sweat. Sure, the non-geeks and drug-induced crowd will find it fascinating, I would too depending on the moment, but it's not that great. Maybe I saw the headline and expected a lot more.

Oh come on. (1)

XB-70 (812342) | more than 3 years ago | (#34889104)

This is NOT a story. So many comments are being modded 'Troll' when they are completely justified here. So, a guy puts an iPod in an old mac box and moves around. There's a) virtually NO creativity b) it's NOT interesting c) there are so many, much more worthwhile stories out there (like the net reduction in our freedoms in the past decade). To date, I grade this the worst story ever on Slashdot

Lame (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34889116)

Lame. Couldn't tell much about the video. I saw some girl kissing a guy excessively. Music was too loud. Lighting on "helmet" was blurred. Please don't let garbage like this in on the main page?!

robotcowboy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34889450)

This is like a lame dj version of underground performance artist/musician robotcowboy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuuJkE789ag

Give him a break (1)

thefixer(tm) (1906774) | more than 3 years ago | (#34889506)

He's going to Chico State...

for art.

Like the first mouse, it needs work (1)

smchris (464899) | more than 3 years ago | (#34889610)

But there is potential.

robotcowboy (1)

danomatika (1977210) | more than 3 years ago | (#34889618)

In the spirit of tooting one's own horn ... this is reminiscent of my cyborg music performance project robotcowboy [robotcowboy.com] : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuuJkE789ag [youtube.com] :D

Re:robotcowboy (1)

Jonah Hex (651948) | more than 3 years ago | (#34890262)

Since you were actually generating the music via suit and your movements, I'd give you 1000000 times the Internets I'd give the other guy. His was a "hack" while yours is a TRUE HACKER.

HEX

visit my portfolio... Book Us For Your Event (1)

countertrolling (1585477) | more than 3 years ago | (#34890286)

Let's just let the spammers post directly to the front page, shall we? *sheesh!*

Easily amused ravers (1)

Animats (122034) | more than 3 years ago | (#34890912)

Those were very easily amused ravers. That looks like a rave at the high-school gym level. They didn't even have good lighting, let alone naked girls in cages.

Re:Easily amused ravers (1)

MarkRose (820682) | more than 3 years ago | (#34891438)

Because, as we know, everything is better with naked girls in cages!

To quote Lieutenant Womack, (2)

oddaddresstrap (702574) | more than 3 years ago | (#34893184)

That hat makes you look like an idiot.

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