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The Incredible Invisible Case

CmdrTaco posted more than 12 years ago | from the now-thats-elegant dept.

Hardware 311

Brett Profitt writes "No, it's not entirely like the clear pc case, and it's much, much cooler than a simple windowed case, but it would still look great with a hard drive window. This, my friends, is The Invisible Case ! " Truly a labor of love. This may be the nicest case I've ever seen. To bad you can't buy them like this! Check out the details (Transparent rubber feet, fans, and hard drive window). It absorbs envy beams from miles around.

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Beware the Ides of March! (-1)

Fecal Troll Matter (445929) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109020)

I am going to kill you.

Cube (-1, Flamebait)

ruvreve (216004) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109023)

Give me my MAC cube anyday...8 inches of pure power. HA HO HE!

sucks to be him (-1)

IAgreeWithThisPost (550896) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109024)

By KIMBERLY DURNAN / Dallas Websites

KMEO-FM
LaBella

Memories 96.7 (KMEO) morning drive host John LaBella was killed after a tractor-trailer carrying a forklift struck the top of the Fort Worth Avenue Bridge while traveling westbound on Interstate 30 in Dallas Monday morning.

"The load was taller than the bridge," said Kenneth Shirley, assistant area engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation. "We've got signs on the bridge and on the road giving fair warning. He didn't follow the advisory."

The bridge, which is 14.5 feet tall, sustained $50,000 worth of damage including a cracked beam, which will have to be replaced, Mr. Shirley said. Inspectors were on the scene to determine if the bridge would have to be closed.

According to a statement on the Memories 96.7 website, LaBella had been a morning drive radio fixture in Dallas/Fort Worth for over 20 years. He had worked at KMEO since the station went on the air in 1998. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

WFAA-TV
LaBella's car was crushed by a forklift on I-30 at Fort Worth Avenue.
The truck was in the middle lane of Interstate 30 when part of the forklift assembly caught the bridge, Dallas police Lt. John Branton said. Part of the fork assembly was ripped off and struck a vehicle heading eastbound, killing the occupant, he said.

The eastbound lanes on Interstate 30 will remain closed until the wreckage can be removed. All three westbound lanes of the interstate are now open, Mr. Shirley said.

The outside lane of the Fort Worth Avenue Bridge will be closed four to eight weeks until a steel beam is replaced, Mr. Shirley said.

First Toast (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109025)

Once again, the toast is powdered on both sides, and the slashdot community is victim to my toast to slashdot!

Hi! $lashdot sux0rz cox0rz! (-1)

RoboTroll (560160) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109032)

  • 2002. $lashdot publishes 1,000,000th rumor passed off as actual story. The story generates 480 comments, 263 of which agree with the article, and 107 of which point out it's a rumor and are modded down as redundant. The remaining comments are all "first posts."
  • 2002. CmdrTaco married.
  • 2002. $lashdot parent corporation VA Research^W Linux^W Software stock worth 35 cents. Rumors that AOL, Microsoft, or even Jimmy the hobo who lives under the Longfellow Bridge may buy it.
  • 2003. VA Software bought by Microsoft for a cup of coffee and a donut. All Microsoft-critical articles mysteriously disappear from $lashdot. Bill Gates as Borg logo replaced with Bill Gates as God.
  • 2004. CmdrTaco loses virginity.
  • 2004. The WIPO Troll returns again, showering $lashdot in 45,000 copies of the same post: "Lick my crotch hairs." $lashdot, despite running on 18 redundant IIS/8.0 servers, buckles under the load. The term "$lashdotted" is replaced with "WIPO-Trolled."
  • 2004. $lashdot officially shut down. Millions of screaming, unwashed geeks invade Redmond campus and lynch Bill Gates.
  • 2005. Linus Torvalds and Anal Cox found dead along with six penguins, a tub of crisco and several used condoms.
  • 2005. CmdrTaco rumored to have had sex again.
  • 2006. CowboiKneel found dead in hotel room with 56 pizza boxes covering his bloated corpse. Three suffocated gay prostitutes are extracted from beneath his body as police remove it with a backhoe.
  • 2007. CmdrTaco actually has sex again.
  • 2007. BSD is still officially "dying." No word on when its demise will take place.
  • 2007. CmdrTaco starts new weblog to replace $lashdot, creatively named Dotslash. Remainder of Linux users flock to the site and immediate WIPO-Troll it out of existence.
  • 2008. CmdrTaco has sex with his wife for the first time.

Troll 10 of 109 from the annals of the Troll Library [slashdot.org] .

It absorbs envy beams.... (5, Insightful)

Cruciform (42896) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109041)

and promptly converts them to EMF emissions. :)

Wrap that rascal! Where's the shielding?

Re:It absorbs envy beams.... (-1, Offtopic)

plasm4 (533422) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109076)

this is the closest I've gotten to first post ever. and slashdot just told me I need to wait 20 seconds to reply

Re:It absorbs envy beams.... (5, Funny)

llamalicious (448215) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109202)

There are no EMF emissions.
It's built with Transparent Aluminum...
Faraday to the rescue!

MY invisible case mod kit (3, Funny)

zkosky (537423) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109273)

I should sell a case mod kit that makes a computer invisible.
It will come with two big guys and a truck!

Neat (0)

mar1no (559482) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109047)

Now if only they could construct a clear biological skinsuit for humans, then we could see how things REALLY work :)

Damn ... (3, Funny)

Aceticon (140883) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109049)

There's always some crazy geek or other inventing an new computer case.

What will they come next with, an Ethernet switch on a teddy bear???

Oh ... wait [slashdot.org]

Re:Damn ... (-1)

IAgreeWithThisPost (550896) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109071)

that was almost slightly humorous, until you had to add the "Oh..wait" with link. You should leave the joke obscure enough so that those who know understand, but not easy enough to sound completely retarded. Also, "Oh..wait(a second/minute)" is overused as a punchline additive.

Basic Comedy 101.

Re:Damn ... (0)

PMM (68176) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109184)

you sir are providing a valuable service to the /. community & should be modded up accordingly

Ummm (4, Funny)

cr@ckwhore (165454) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109052)

How is this not like the "clear PC" case?

If you want a really invisible case, just lay your mobo and parts out on a table. Then, your PC will be +5 cool.

Re:Ummm (2, Funny)

Hydro-X (549998) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109096)

Or -1 Fried if you're not careful.. :]

The Emperor's New Case (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109188)

Have I ever got a deal for you!

Re:Ummm (2)

plaa (29967) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109232)

If you want a really invisible case, just lay your mobo and parts out on a table. Then, your PC will be +5 cool.

Like this [slashdot.org] (the pegboard computer [drdoak.com] ) or mine [www.iki.fi] ?

More Pictures! (-1)

beee (98582) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109055)

LOL. find some more pictures of the case here: http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&imgsafe=off& q=asssex

case modding rules!!!@$


not from the troll library

Kind of like... (5, Funny)

B00yah (213676) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109056)

The Emperor's New Clothes...Just tell everyone that you have a new machine that you modded with a clear case, clear components, and clear peripherals, and only smart people can see them :)

Re:Kind of like... (2)

Cruciform (42896) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109154)

Sounds like John Nash's [abeautifulmind.com] computer :)

Still waiting for this one... (1, Funny)

gkbarr (124078) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109059)

A case made of transparent Aluminum. Sure wish Scotty could post the design for one of those on /.

-G

images slashdotted already... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109070)

any mirrors?

Re:images slashdotted already... (5, Funny)

scorcherer (325559) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109108)

There's a mirror at http://127.0.0.1/../../../../../dev/null. Unfortunately the silver plating has worn off so the mirror is invisible..

Not nearly as cool as... (0, Redundant)

red5 (51324) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109072)

Not nearly as cool as the invisible clothes I sold to the Emperor.
;)

Not just the case (1, Redundant)

fobbman (131816) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109075)

In about 10 minutes this whole website will be invisible thanks to the allmighty /. effect.

Re:Not just the case (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109272)

It's been getting progressively more fucked up.

Transparent ya, but . . . (1)

WebBug (178944) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109079)

Ya, it's nice, and it's pretty clear, and it's a cube, but it ain't Apple.

And, I still like my lego case better. Maybe I should take some pictures of that . . .

Not for me (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109082)

I hide porn and drugs in my computer

kama ho + /.-ing (3, Informative)

Nate Fox (1271) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109083)

for those trying to get to it (its a bit /.ed atm), the article is split up in 16 pages. The good pictures are on page 14 and 16. So try to get through to those, rather than taking a guess:
http://www.bit-tech.net/article/72/14 [bit-tech.net]
http://www.bit-tech.net/article/72/16 [bit-tech.net]

Re:kama ho + /.-ing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109296)

Damn. You killed it. The whole bit-tech.net server, that is.

Invisible case, or do you mean bandwidth? (1, Redundant)

bleckywelcky (518520) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109084)



Forget the invisible case, that server must be using some invisible bandwidth. Only 10 comments so far when I clicked the link - 15 minutes to load the pics.

Re:Invisible case, or do you mean bandwidth? (-1)

IAgreeWithThisPost (550896) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109110)

hehe underrated

Big Deal! (2, Interesting)

poot_rootbeer (188613) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109085)


So what? I just leave the case off my PC most of the time, and it has the same general effect. :)

I wonder if it's possible to make translucent-clear printed circuit boards? I guess green is okay, and the occasional red-lacquer board you come acros is neat-looking, but I'd like to be able to look through a motherboard like looking through a frosted window...

Re:Big Deal! (2, Interesting)

Smallpond (221300) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109190)

On really old oscilloscopes, Tektronix used to gold plate not just the connectors but all of the PCB traces. Those would have looked great with a clear case. Especially with all of the vacuum tubes glowing.

/.'ed (0, Redundant)

(startx) (37027) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109087)

I wish, just once, that I'd get to see one of these tricked out case pages before they get /.'ed. There are a whole 7 comments, and allready it's responding dog slow and none of the pictures are loading.

Re:/.'ed (-1, Offtopic)

(startx) (37027) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109178)

I would just like to give a big fuck you to whatever modderator has decided to make it his one purpose in life to mod everything I post -1 with completely unrelated moderation. How is the first person to say something redundant? I know, I know, you can't argue with some who's IQ is less than their shoe size. Mod me to hell again, I don't give a shit, you fucktard.

Re:/.'ed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109254)

Dude.

If a slashdot link has pictures of a cool computer on it, it gets slashdotted.

It's a law of nature.

Your remark was the most redundant thing on earth. I doubt there's a personal vendetta against you.

Re:/.'ed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109321)

soooooo... websites posted here get slashdotted like what, 4 times a day?

And you found out all by yourself that it would happen again?

Why are you letting such a great mind to waste? Quickly, go discover a cure for cancer! do it for the sake of all mankind!

D'oh (0, Redundant)

eln (21727) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109090)

Well, got through 3 whole pages of the article in normal speed before the site downshifted to Slashdot speed. Oh well, I should be through loading the rest of the article in a day or two, so I'll comment on it then.

it's gone. (0, Redundant)

b-side.org (533194) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109091)

slashdotted within 7 comments, and i never got to see the finshed product.

i guess that's what i get for following the storyline. :P

invisible case, invisible pictures (3, Interesting)

phyxeld (558628) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109172)

When a site is immediately slashdotted, I think the editors should pull the story off the front page. There aren't likely to be any ontopic comments if nobody can see the site. If anyone posts a working mirror maybe they can move the story back to the front page.

what would be really cool (4, Interesting)

7-Vodka (195504) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109097)

what would be awesome with this, is pouring some liquid CO2 smoke into the case and seeing exactly how the airflow inside the case is behaving! you could work out how to best position fans etc.

Re:what would be really cool (1)

Fredpro (513987) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109244)

Liquid C02 Smoke?

Smoke = Gas, Liquid = Liquid.
C02 is never a liquid as it sublimates at a very low temperature (goes from solid to gas).

I get your point though, cool idea.

Liquid CO2 ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109256)

Umm, There is no such thing as *LIQUID* CO2. Gaseous CO2 freezes directly to dry ice and dry ice sublimates directly to its gaseous form.

Re:Liquid CO2 ? (3, Informative)

The Mayor (6048) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109293)

I hate to pick nits, but there's no such thing as liquid CO2 at 1 atm of pressure. Increase pressure and you can have liquid CO2.

Re:Liquid CO2 ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109294)

Go check your pressure/temperature state table. There are times when CO2 reaches a liquid state.

Re:Liquid CO2 ? (1)

PhuCknuT (1703) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109303)

Actually CO2 does have a liquid state, just not at normal atmospheric presure. Learn some physics if you're gonna flame someone about it.

Re:what would be really cool (4, Informative)

fiori (45848) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109304)

That "smoke" you see with dry ice or liquid nitrogen is the water vapor in the air condensing. That would not be a good thing to have on your motherboard.

There is such a thing as liquid carbon dioxide, but only at pressures above 5 atmospheres.

Dirty? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109099)

How the hell do they keep these things clean?

- Jim - [biacreations.com]

Pretty trick... (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109103)

I wonder how it handles heat and static. A word of warning, when working with acrylics, fumes can be carcenogenic, also do nerve damage, work in good ventilation.

I just ordered the Lian Li PC65USB (black) and am waiting for word of it's impending shipment. I'm thinking of putting LED Christmas lights inside [foreverbright.com] .

it looks cool, but... (4, Offtopic)

lyapunov (241045) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109106)

I do not think I would like the constant reminder of all the dust bunnies. I think blowing the machine out every couple of months is good.

Re:it looks cool, but... (1)

gTsiros (205624) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109258)

my windows machine does that already and, in fact, it does it every day!

wait... oh... blowing *out*, not "up"

Boy, is he going to be pissed off... (1)

SVDave (231875) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109107)

when, a couple of months from now, the interior of the case is covered in dust.

Wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109115)

The case is so invisible that I can't even see it's webpage....oh wait, thats the slashdot effect.

Alan Thicke. DEAD. (-1)

Alan_Thicke (553655) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109120)

I just heard the sad news on CBC radio. Comedy actor/writer Alan Thicke was found dead in his home this morning. Even if you never liked his work, you can appreciate what he did for 80's television. Truly a Canadian icon. [slashdot.org]
He will be missed :(



Show me That Smile (The Growing Pains Theme Song):

Show me that smile again.
Ooh show me that smile.
Don't waste another minute on your crying.
We're nowhere near the end.
We're nowhere near.
The best is ready to begin.

As long as we got each other
We got the world
Sitting right in our hands.
Baby rain or shine;
All the time.
We got each other
Sharing the laughter and love.

Impressive! (2)

steveha (103154) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109124)

The craftsmanship is incredible.

He removed the metal case so the guts of the power supply are visible. He took the face off his DVD drive so you can see inside. Even his hard disk has been modded with a window showing the platter and the read/write head.

My favorite quotes:

"Needle files are a modder's secret weapon."

"Yes, I did polish the heads on the fasteners. Thanks for noticing."

Very impressive.

steveha

Hard Drive Window (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109125)

> but it would still look great with a hard drive window

I dunno, but that big clear thing on top of the hard drive looks kind of like a window to me.

Re:Hard Drive Window (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109200)

modding a hard disk is asking for trouble.

3 minutes to Slashdot effect (1, Offtopic)

Kaine (96514) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109126)

Damn, it went down while I was browsing it. Three minutes. There should be a poll : how long before a site is Slashdotted after a post? I hope Taco warns those webmasters in advance. I can see them freak out already.

The inredible page widening post! (-1)

Klerck (213193) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109138)

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.you .are .used .to .reading .because .you .dont .have .to .worry .about .the .lameness .filter .telling .you .that .you .don't .have .enough .charaters .per .line .that .really .sucks .when .that .happens .and .you .have .to .put .some .lame .lameness .filter .defeater .text .in .there .i .wonder .how .many .people .will .read .this .whole .comment .I .certainly .hope .it .doesnt .annoy .too .many .people .This .is .just .the .beginning .because .PAGE .WIDENING .IS .BACK .I .like .wide .pages .I .wish .all .pages .could .be .as .wide .as .this .dont .you .wide .pages .are .much .cooler .than .those .narrow .pages .you .are .used .to .reading .because .you .dont .have .to .worry .about .the .lameness .filter .telling .you .that .you .don't .have .enough .charaters .per .line .that .really .sucks .when .that .happens .and .you .have .to .put .some .lame .lameness .filter .defeater .text .in .there .i .wonder .how .many .people .will .read .this .whole .comment .I .certainly .hope .it 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Mad fetishists (1)

Bruno Saskatchewan (205389) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109147)

It only "absorbs envy beams" from the kind of losers who give that much of a damn what their computer looks like. So it's a transparent case. Big deal. You'd think it was a sports car the way Taco was drooling over it. Not that sports car fetishists are any better, mind you.

Pretty slick (1)

Corpset (149041) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109153)

but I really hate this whole "let's ripoff macintosh"-idea. Give me a grey or a black case, square or rectangulat and keep those ugly colored/plastic round thigies away from me.

Re:Pretty slick (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109214)

Gray or black? Wuss. Beige is all anyone should need.

Re:Pretty slick (1)

b-side.org (533194) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109224)

sounds like you need a NeXT :P

A hoax (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109155)

You're buying into the hype. Trust your eyes, this is a hoax. Any kid can see that this computer is not wearing any case. I betcha they even told you only an idiot wouldn't see it. (A troll or a clever joke?)

this is ghey (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109156)

subject says it all

How serious is RF interference, anyway? (5, Interesting)

steveha (103154) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109164)

I like putting computers together. I always try to keep the RF shielding intact. This computer has no RF shielding at all.

How much of a problem is that, anyway? If his next-door-neighbor is an amateur radio enthusiast, will the clear computer mess up the airwaves? If he wants to watch TV, will the computer ruin the picture? Can he stop pacemakers at 50 yards or something?

I don't have any clear idea how serious the emissions from computer hardware really are.

steveha

images not slashdotted (0, Offtopic)

vena (318873) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109165)

he, being a smart person, removed them from the server.

smartay mahn, he!

Re:images not slashdotted (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109286)

Well, now he moved every file on the server, so things are getting worse.

Nuts, I wanted to see the pictures. Why the hell couldn't he have left them up?

Up next (1)

Oculus Habent (562837) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109169)

I'm waiting for the non-existant case. Everything is either hung with fishing wire or hot-glued to the desk.

Now to make the invisible monitor...

Re:Up next (1)

Drakin (415182) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109205)

Didn't someone post a ling to their computer (I think it was in reguards to the table case) where all the parts were snap tied to the table?

Re:Up next (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109326)

Weren't the parts snap-tied to a board that was hung up on a wall?

Why would you want to buy a pre-modded case? (1)

Phosphor3k (542747) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109180)

Taco? Why? Thats just lame. Modding a case is a labor of love. It is art(and cooling science), not mass production. If you want your case to have mods, do it yourself and be original, don't be lame.

Take it a step further! (1)

ar1550 (544991) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109181)

Now, if only we could get entirely invisible computers, we would be able to sidestep the SSSCA nonsense about not being able to build our own computers. The FBI'd never find our invisible DIY boxen.

Re:Take it a step further! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109315)

No, that wouldn't work. All they'd have to do is bring in a fog machine or throw some spare fingerprint dust around until they found it.

Apple will shout and claim a patent on it (2)

DocSnyder (10755) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109182)

Prior art means nothing to Apple when they'll present their iCeBox(TM) within a few years. So be careful to log the photos' timestamps, in case that we read a story on /. about Apple threatening everyone who puts plexiglass around a x86 box.

Re:Apple will shout and claim a patent on it (2)

sfgoth (102423) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109320)

And don't forget your tinfoil hat, so they can't use that amazing Reality Distortion Field to make you think that buying a computer that looks cool out of the box is a good idea.

-pmb

great except for one problem (4, Informative)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109185)

It will look great for about 5 minutes. and DONT take it to a lan-party.
The type of plastic he chose is easy to polish and looks great, but scratches easier than any other plastic on the planet. Plexiglass is the worst in durability to scratches. yes you could buff out the scratches as you get them.

I like his idea, and I would love to see someone make one out of real glass with a metallic tint so that the RFI and EMI can't freely propagate out of the case. (You could get your case vaccuum-metalized... now that would be really cool.. not clear... CHROME!

kinda OT: Mirrors... (3, Interesting)

DraKKon (7117) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109187)

Since /. is charging for subscriptions... how about /. stat mirroring the "cool" sites that get the /. effect and make the "cool" site useless..

I hate it when there's something "cool" in a message, that 1 million other people see, and you try to go to the site and you get broken images everywhere..

Most of us use perl/perlmagick here and it wouldn't be to difficult to create a script that mirrors the site that we want, compress the hell out of the images, and have a new fangled mirror.

Remove the mirror after an hour or two, so /. doesn't use up too much hd space..

now THAT would be a service that would be worth the subscriptions...

Re:kinda OT: Mirrors... (3, Interesting)

DodgyGeezer (83311) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109280)

It sounds something like a Google cache. I definitely think that a short-term cache would be a good idea. It could all be done through redirects: if slashdot can't open the page in a reasonable time frame, then they should serve a cached copy. I'm aware that some sites rely on hit count for ad revenue, but once it's /.ed, that becomes irrelevant. Using a cached copy when the page is over-loaded should allow them to still get hits, and allow other people to see the site.

Re:kinda OT: Mirrors... (2)

quantaman (517394) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109311)

Mirroring sites in stories would be a great idea. Just have a link beneath the story of all the pages that might get /.ed. It's probably nicer than killing the site and I'm sure /. wouldn't have a problem with the traffic since all of the traffic is origionating from the /. server anyways.

I'm still waiting for the non-boxy case mods (2)

Dr. Awktagon (233360) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109212)

C'mon, where are the perfectly polished aluminum sphere PCs? When will someone put a PC inside a disco ball? How about just a pyramid? Anybody?

Oh, well, maybe I ought to try making one myself. What's the maximum distance across those micro ATX boards..hmm...and where would I get a big polished metal sphere anyway..

Re:I'm still waiting for the non-boxy case mods (2)

dsb3 (129585) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109310)

Check out the Concept PC [intel.com] (flash required, alas)

Hey idiots (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109213)


Dear Slashdot,

FYI if you haven't figured it out already. Mirror these damn sites on your own servers if you're going to run an article on them and then link to them.

emi a problem, but nice design (1)

kelnos (564113) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109222)

seriously tho - that thing has the potential to generate a LOT of EMI. at home i have one of the older (non 900mhz) cordless phones. when i go across the hall into the computer room, with a few computers with huge heavy metal cases, i tend to get a lot of interference. i hope this guy doesn't have one of those. or a desire to listen to the radio.

on the other hand, i really like the idea and design. the modded HD directly on top is a nice touch. i'd like to see something a little more interesting than your standard cube tho. perhaps something tower-like, or maybe even ultra flat - you could use the entire computer as a desktop. granted that would make plugging things into the pci bus a problem... modded mobos, anyone? ^_~

Impressive but... (2)

quantaman (517394) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109228)

I glad if it can absorb envy beams, but I want something that can absorb the ./ effect!!

(actually while I was writting this comment the site started to slooowwwwy load in another window;)

Next up! (2, Funny)

Dixie_Flatline (5077) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109247)

The incredible dissapearing website!

That invisible case is frigging amazing! (4, Funny)

Nathdot (465087) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109250)

I mean like whoah! the PC is ENTIRELY invisible!

Either that or the images aren't loading because of slashdotting.

:)

invisible cases (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109251)

The problem with no case is dust build up. However the plus side is increased ventilation. I've had no case on my Amiga 1200 for years - partly because the '040 wouldn't fit with the case on - well I tell a lie - it's just missing the top half of the case.

http://www.level80.co.uk/

Re: links (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109314)

How do you post a link on /. without it just turning out as text?

Level 80 [level80.co.uk]

It's o.k. - I've worked it out now!

Pics don't load or maybe they do! (0, Offtopic)

bstadil (7110) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109255)

The site is /. already so the picturers does not load, but maybe this is the whole point.

Heres the pictures (3, Informative)

gavinhall (33) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109257)

Backup on their site

http://www.bit-tech.net/images/article/72/dscf13 66 .jpg
http://www.bit-tech.net/images/article/72/ds cf1367 .jpg
http://www.bit-tech.net/images/article/72/ds cf1368 .jpg
http://www.bit-tech.net/images/article/72/ds cf1369 .jpg
http://www.bit-tech.net/images/article/72/ds cf1370 .jpg

Re:Heres the pictures (1)

nullard (541520) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109290)

I just get 404s. I guess they figured out which URLs were killing their server.

Really Invisible Case (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109259)

I want a really invisible case. Like in another room in another part of the house where I don't have to listen to it. Unfortunately, according to someone who knows, while the mouse and keyboard aren't a problem, the monitor cable has a limit of something like 15' before you'd have to get into signal amplifiers. But that's it, the ultimate, just a nice large flat screen monitor, cordless keyboard and mouse, and silence. Beautiful, beautiful silence.

./ effect (0, Offtopic)

Blackstealth (558566) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109281)

Some people are getting pictures? Some are getting the page? I can't even get a ping response from bit-tech's servers - Now that's a real ./ effect

Re:./ effect - I mean /. (1)

Blackstealth (558566) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109297)

And yes, for those wondering, my fingers are having a bad day../ effect? I wonder what that'd be like...

Yes, the case is invisible... (2, Funny)

mad44 (516192) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109283)

It is slashdotted... I can't see anything...

Worse than slashdotted (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3109291)

Either the web server is totally messed up or the article was deleted. Get 404 error.

It sure is purdy... (1)

Golantig (231102) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109292)

...but it could have been at least half the size...

nevermind modding the case! (3, Interesting)

limber (545551) | more than 12 years ago | (#3109300)

OT, but this /. obsession with case modification -- a practice which i can't relate to -- makes me think of the classic story of Andy Ihnakto's 'anti-case-mod':

He did the reverse -- he kept the case intact, but substituted something else more interesting for the innards. Specifically, he made an aquarium [jagshouse.com] out of his old Mac 512. (no pics, but if you hunt around on google there's lots of 'em people have done)

Who needs a fish screensaver when you can have real ones swimming around...
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