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Crushing Experience

Hemos posted more than 11 years ago | from the odd-web-experiences dept.

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sp00 writes "The Tsunamii.Net Crush Server is currently online live from the Millbank Gallery in London! Watch as the webserver counts itself down before it activates the industrial crusher attached to it, bearing 150-tonnes of brute force onto itself and terminating its existence. Check out the details on the Tsunamii.Net website or visit the webserver directly at http://195.195.81.5."

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1: Prelude (-1, Offtopic)

Projectile (606313) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217178)

THE WOMAN IN THE RED CONVERTIBLE drove on an abandoned highway, one hand on the steering wheel and the other holding a lit cigarette. Orange and red clouds of morning littered the otherwise barren horizon. Her weary eyes focused on the infinite fields of grass and wheat waving restlessly in the morning breeze.

She reached hastily for the button to retract the top, the aforementioned breeze caressing her coarse brown hair. The radio played softly.

"Let's go down the waterfall," it sang tirelessly. "Have ourselves a good time." She flicked ashes from the cigarette.

"It's nothing at all; nothing at all, nothing at all."

She threw her burning cigarette onto the road, hoping secretly that the pavement would catch fire, and then once again reached for the button. The top shut with a satisfying click. Oblivious of her destination, she depressed the accelerator to the floor, her automatic revving in response. Faster and faster she carelessly drove until the car could accelerate no further.

A small bridge loomed ahead. Much like her life, the river beneath it was perpetually stagnant. As she neared it, epiphanies inundated her mind. Everything -- what she must do -- became clear. Without hesitation, she jerked the wheel to the right, smiling in her ignorance. To this woman, the future was of no relevance. For those seconds, ignorant or not, she was alive. Then, after her brief moment of solace had passed, all was eternally still.

/. first (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217179)

/. will crush it first.

(-1 redundent to the other 300 posts saying the same thing)

only if... (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217180)

the slashdot effect doesn't kill it first

Could this be... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217181)

A first for me?

Quick! (0, Redundant)

Akardam (186995) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217184)

334321 seconds left! I'm sure we can Slashdot it before then!

Oh, they meant the other kind of crushing...

Re:Quick! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217193)

Too late [slashdot.org]

Slashdotted. (-1, Redundant)

hism (561757) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217185)

I reckon it slashdot effect will "terminate it's existance", not this industrial crusher deal.. =)

Re:Slashdotted. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217197)

Too slow [slashdot.org]

If it were a Windows machine... (1, Funny)

Woodmeister (7487) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217186)

it would be poetic justice. But they are crushing a Linux box. Why the unjustifiable violence?

Re:If it were a Windows machine... (2, Funny)

ramzak2k (596734) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217220)

But they are crushing a Linux box. Why the unjustifiable violence?
because it might crash before the counter goes down ?

Re:If it were a Windows machine... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217242)

LMAO!

If I had moderator points...

Re:If it were a Windows machine... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217246)

Who in the hell moderated the parent post as insightful?

For Chrissake, Slashdot. Is it that easy?

Re:If it were a Windows machine... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217339)

For Chrissake, Slashdot. Is it that easy?


Yes.

Re:If it were a Windows machine... (3, Insightful)

InadequateCamel (515839) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217253)

Who cares whether it is Windows or Linux. They are ruining equipment that some school or non-profit organization could really benfit from, and why? Just so a handful of \.ers could make crappy jokes and so this person could become "famous" for a couple of seconds.

Re:If it were a Windows machine... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217356)

What are you talking about? This is obviously a Palestinian server!

Re:If it were a Windows machine... (4, Insightful)

dillon_rinker (17944) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217362)

Right...and every time you buy a CD or go to a movie, you are spending money that school or non-profit could really benefit from. And every time you eat at a restaurant, you are spending money that some hungry person could really benefit from. And every time you take a vacation, you are spending time that could have donated to a local charity. And...

Entertainment is nonproductive. Deal with it.

Re:If it were a Windows machine... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217370)

a handful of \.ers

Who? A handfull of backslash-dotters? Are they from some the version of /. (that's slash-dot to you) from Gor, or that other universe where Spock has a beard in "Mirror, Mirror", or what?

Re:If it were a Windows machine... (1, Flamebait)

prockcore (543967) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217403)

I never thought I'd see the say when a "Think of the Children" knee-jerk post would be moderated as +1 Interesting.

What a retarded post, you're basically you have the right to judge what is art and what is not, and what other people should do with the hardware they own. Jerk.

Save Linux! (2, Funny)

KalvinB (205500) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217298)

We only have till the 12th to hack the server and save Linux!

For great justice!

Ben

Re:Save Linux! (5, Interesting)

Hercynium (237328) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217352)

What a cool idea for a contest...

Most *real* old-skool hackers don't have enough funds to buy themselves a decent PC. :) We work just enough to buy ramen and pay for 'net access. *Really* dedicated hackers don't even pay for the net access! :p (Mountain Dew and Pop-Tarts are obtained in bulk from nearby vending machines, usually through non-orthodox means)

Anyhow, my point, if I did have one in the first place would be that the contest would consist of a nice new box in the crusher and the hacker who gets in and saves it from destruction gets to keep it! It's like the cyber version of a game show!

Okay well, *I* think it would be cool. :)

cool.. (3, Funny)

Suppafly (179830) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217187)

Thats a cool idea.. I've often had similar ideas while running the cardboard box crusher at work.. It'd be nice if the webserver had more info than just a counter tho.

Re:cool.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217202)

Like what, it's last thoughts?

Re:cool.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217351)

Like what, it's last thoughts?

42

Why? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217189)

Umm.. exactly why would you do this to a computer...?

Re:Why? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217217)

Why Not??

art? Hardly. (2, Insightful)

azephrahel (193559) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217196)

I'm sorry. Somone probably thought this was a great deep and meaningfull peice of modern art...but blahh. Big deal. The problem with art nowadays is that artists think they are great philosophers, thinks and movers and shakers of the modern world. See in classic times, when they made real art, artists knew what they were. Entertainers.
Sure crushing a PC is entertaining...but I don't think thats what this guy is going for.

Blahh.

Re:art? Hardly. (4, Insightful)

Richard_at_work (517087) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217206)

Sod art, this is jsut cool :) ever dropped a tv out of a second story window for the hell of it? ever destroyed something cause its fun? thats what hes aiming for :)

You're right (2, Interesting)

slamb (119285) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217258)

Somone probably thought this was a great deep and meaningfull peice of modern art...but blahh. Big deal. I modded this down because I thought your comment was baseless, but then I saw this a couple links away from their counter:
a moment in the web. alpha 3.5 is a webserver (click here for the server specs) which will crush itself, on 12 septmeber 1900 hours GMT.Although the act of crushing/destroying the computer suggests a Neo-Luddite reaction towards technology, it is only one facet of the work. The act of destroying the server brings up an interesting proposition: the physicality of the 'internet'. When the client computer fails to find the data from the server, the browser has an error - "cannot find server - xx", and a list of instructions, and reasons appears to rectify the problem. Interestingly, we know the reason why the server cannot be found but the client computer does not. This brings out another aspect of the internet: the physical relationship between the server and the client. Only when the data/server does not exist or fails to function, then the internet user is reminded of this relationship.

They seem to think it's deep but indeed it's just dumb...

Re:You're right (1)

ivenus (607097) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217371)

I thought of it differently. When I first saw the page, I was listening to Five Years by David Bowie and became panicked. It seems sort of weird to acknowledge something net-related as finite just like our bodies and planet are and blah blah blah. And you have to be there in time to see it die which, for some reason, affects me in some way. Their explanation seems contradictory to how I feel about it, though. And art is relative. No matter how much you hate it, it can be art if someone deems it so. But it can be determined whether or not it's just spin art. So people should stop doing what they're doing, being armchair artists and whatnot.

Re:art? Hardly. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217287)

Art is what artists do. It doesn't have to be entertaining, pretty, enjoyable to be art. You can call it "not good art" or even "pretentious art", as this seems to be.

But, like everything else, art is a market, and people want what they want. This is why concept & performance artists are laughed at, and popular artists (think top-40 radio) are successful. They know what people want.

Nothing has changed from classic times, it's just that only the good art from classic times has survived. The same will be said of today's times. Nobody knows they are living in a classic time.

...AND OUT COME THE PHILISTINES (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217290)

Just because art doesn't speak to you... (5, Insightful)

fm6 (162816) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217313)

...doesn't mean it's not art. Most people get more out of Disney than Michaelangelo. Does that mean that Fantasia [aol.com] is greater art than the Pieta [christusrex.org]?

That being said, I have to admit that I don't "get" most "post-modern" art either, and suspect that most of it is pretensious crap. But I understand enough to know I'm too ignorant of the ideas involved to really have a useful opinion.

Re:art? Hardly. (3, Funny)

Ooblek (544753) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217315)

Nah, its not art. Its "Just Another Useless Thing To Do With The Internet (tm)"

At least they could have put a decent picture of the thing there. You can't even see it well.

Re:art? Hardly. (2)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217358)

See in classic times, when they made real art, artists knew what they were.

What a load of crap. Art has always been about titilating rich creeps, whether those rich creeps are kings or banking millionares. True, art has changed because photography can bring you realism if that is what you want, so art has retrenched into emotional portrayals instead. Other than that, it is the same game.

You are just jealous because poor artists get laid more often than middle-class geeks. I almost went into art as a career myself. But, my style does not attract the chicks. It is "geek art" more or less. (geocities.com/astroviews)

A positive application for the /. effect! (3, Funny)

unorthod0x (263821) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217198)

Watch as slashdotters from around the world bring the web server to its knees and save the poor server from extinguishing it's own life!

Re:A positive application for the /. effect! (1)

rapidweather (567364) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217216)

Guess not... I just went to it, and the server is still up. Maybe, just maybe, this is a decoy in the photograph, and something much more powerful is actually handling the hits. If so, then the jokes on us.

Re:A positive application for the /. effect! (1)

batboy78 (255178) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217257)

No if this was posted on a monday morning, it would go down, but Sundays are just slow days.

why? (2, Insightful)

Kargan (250092) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217201)

The website offers no insights into why they are doing this, I'm a little confused.

Also, this is in the News category?

And the point is??? (0, Troll)

Black Copter Control (464012) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217214)

Great! A suicidal server.
At least it wasn't programmed by Al Quaida.

(on the other hand, it looks like the fragetics server has been crushed by /.)

What a waste of hardware.... (1, Interesting)

oncee (216065) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217218)

It's as bad as seeing rock starts smash guitars.

Oh dear... (2, Insightful)

garf (12900) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217219)

Is this want it has come to? Some conception of unclever modern art making the grade on /.

I come here for fun not to be swayed by the 'Arty' types..

Oh dear..

Are you serious? (1)

crow_t_robot (528562) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217223)

This is quite possibly THE dumbest article on /. yet. What next...are people going to start submitting articles about sites that have a webcam pointing at a microwave to watch hotdogs explode LIVE! ?
What a waste...

Re:Are you serious? (1)

ramzak2k (596734) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217271)

how dare you call post dumb !

would you simply dismiss a trying to man jumping out of 30 storey building dumb ? Your insensitivity is highly repugnant to say the least!

Cant you empathize and try feel what that server is going through ? .. think..

Why post this now? (1)

handsomepete (561396) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217225)

Wouldn't it make more sense to post slightly closer to the moment of destruction? I mean, my short attention span will have stopped caring 333000+ seconds from now...

Yea... (3, Funny)

di0s (582680) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217229)

...it's got to be running Linux, because if it was running IIS on Windows, the 150 ton hand of the BSA audit department would crush it in no time.

another idea... (1)

chunkwhite86 (593696) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217234)

I believe this bit of "art" would be more meaningful if this Linux/Apache box controlling the crusher.... was not in the crusher.....and in the crusher, sat a MS Windows server!

What I wonder... (1)

HerbieStone (64244) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217237)

...would we be able to save the poor server by slashdoting it and thus disabling the counter?

My prediction (2)

Usquebaugh (230216) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217245)

The counter will keep running well past zero. The server is not providing the ticks.

This is the first tie I've wanted someone to hack a box. Change the crush time to Monday Morning :-)

hmm (1)

nempo (325296) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217247)

And this beats the "greek bans all computer games" article I sent in a few days ago how ?

Re:hmm (0)

hehe (599942) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217316)

it's right here [slashdot.org] dumbass.

Re:hmm (1)

cscx (541332) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217383)

The funny part is I sent it in a few days before the Slashback, and it was rejected instantly. I suppose whoever is at the controls has drastically different tastes.

I don't get it (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217252)

Can someone explain? What's the point of this?

Somebody pleeeeeeeease root it (1)

realxmp (518717) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217261)

I'm sorry to don the blackhat here but what a waste! I really cannot understand these people's minds.

Image server down at least! (2)

Com2Kid (142006) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217262)

Well at least the server hosting up the image file(http://www.fragnetics.com/) got toasted! w00t!

Wonder what the heck this is all about? (5, Informative)

jukal (523582) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217272)

Browse here [tsunamii.net]:

* 2 computers - both connected to the Internet
*One working as a web server and the other as a web client.
*The client is connected to the server through the Internet.
*The server is then crushed physically by a machine thus causing the server's data to be lost - the client will continue to search for the (server) site in vain.
* This action will be performed once and recorded on high-speed video or film. To be played back for the period of the show.

My personal opinion is that someone has accidentally crushed his own brains instead.

Re:Wonder what the heck this is all about? (5, Informative)

stienman (51024) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217319)

A few pages later the 'art' is explained:

Ideas and thoughts behind work:
This work is an archetypal work of tsunamii.net whose work often conjures ridiculous scenarios and challenges about technology.

CRUSH YOUR SERVER: Although the act of crushing/destroying the computer suggests a Neo-Luddite (2) reaction towards technology, it is only one facet of the work. The act of destroying the server brings up an interesting proposition: the physicality of the 'internet'.

When the client computer fails to find the data from the server, the browser has an error - "cannot find server - xx", and a list of instructions, and reasons appears to rectify the problem. Interestingly, we know the reason why the server cannot be found but the client computer does not. This brings out another aspect of the internet: the physical relationship between the server and the client. Only when the data/server does not exist or fails to function, then the internet user is reminded of this relationship.

-Adam

Re:Wonder what the heck this is all about? (2, Troll)

JaredOfEuropa (526365) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217328)

And the point of it all? From the site:

"This work is an archetypal work of tsunamii.net whose work often conjures ridiculous scenarios and challenges about technology."

I'll say...

crush - still running (1)

senducemhere (563189) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217281)

Not e-crushed yet, but they did turn the lights off. Someone needs to changed the date 15 minutes from now.

how to get posted on slashdot (2, Interesting)

ejaw5 (570071) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217289)

Isn't this like a suicide or hunger strike just to get posted on slashdot?

Put me on slashdot or I will starve to death. Believe me I won't eat until I see a headline with my name on it

(btw, i dont mean to troll here)

Traffic cone sex (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217291)

Traffic cone sex is getting popular on slashdot. Ever since this article was posted on edinburgh news.com [edinburghnews.com]

Good lord, what it traffic cone sex?
Basiclly, A Traffic cone is an oversized dildo, over the last few days several trolls have been posting links to this article, it might even over take goatse.cx!

I want to look at traffic cone porn
Why certainly, take a look at this [stilemedia.com]

Ive heard of cone snotting, what the fuck is that?
This is a vile varition of taco snotting, where a cone is filled up with jizz snot and then is put on top of a unwilling victims head.

Im totally discusted
Well this, is slashdot. If you have mod points, use them, otherwise, you can fuck off.

Re:Traffic cone sex (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217399)

from teh article:

Officers from Gayfield police station attended and found the 33-year-old committing the offence.

hahahahah!

The Project Explained (1)

LightForce3 (450105) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217294)

An explanation and overview of the project are available here [tsunamii.net].

The reasoning behind the project follows, copy-and-pasted from the above link.

CRUSH YOUR SERVER: Although the act of crushing/destroying the computer suggests a Neo-Luddite (2) reaction towards technology, it is only one facet of the work. The act of destroying the server brings up an interesting proposition: the physicality of the 'internet'.

When the client computer fails to find the data from the server, the browser has an error - "cannot find server - xx", and a list of instructions, and reasons appears to rectify the problem. Interestingly, we know the reason why the server cannot be found but the client computer does not. This brings out another aspect of the internet: the physical relationship between the server and the client. Only when the data/server does not exist or fails to function, then the internet user is reminded of this relationship.

Re:The Project Explained (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217314)

You, sir, are a simple-minded karma whore.

$10 says... (2)

crystalplague (547876) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217296)

they put banner ads up on the last remaining days. i see this as a well orchestrated, yet very geeky, publicity stunt.

Re:$10 says... (1)

fo0bar (261207) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217386)

they put banner ads up on the last remaining days. i see this as a well orchestrated, yet very geeky, publicity stunt.

OurFirstComputerCrush.com?

Why time based? (3, Interesting)

EasyTarget (43516) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217303)

If I was trying to do this, instead of making it time based (waiting for a clock to count down) I'd have made it page view based.

After, say, 1 Million page views the server crushes itself, first come, first served, so to speak..

PS: Yeah, yeah, make it completed page serves from unique and resolvable IP addresses, to try and avoid the usual trolls scripting page hits to try and crush it too early. Maybe something else, not sure..

Re:Why time based? (2, Funny)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217393)

If I was trying to do this, instead of making it time based (waiting for a clock to count down) I'd have made it page view based.

I think this feature is unintentionally built into NT.

(I know, I know, bashing NT is a sleazy way to get mod points. Sue me if it works.)

mirror of daytime picture (currently dark on cam) (1)

RobertTaylor (444958) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217306)

Goto http://roberttaylor.co.uk/robert.taylor

I saved the photo from earlier on, someone has just turned out the lights so all you can see now (and for the next 12 hours) is darkness.

Rob

Hacker Challenge! (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217311)

Who can make this into a real statement?

Someone 0wn this server. Then you could either crush it early, ("Destructive nature of Hackers") or disconnect the crusher ("Protective nature of Geeks").

Clock is ticking,.....

Six Million Dollar Man Ending ... (1)

slazlo (87565) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217322)

Why watch when we all know it will crash with 2 seconds left ... we all know the end of the world is always on 2 seconds away.

/. Experience (1)

I didn't (569512) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217325)

The Tsunamii.Net Crush Server is currently online live from the Millbank Gallery in London! Watch as the webserver /. itself down before it activates the industrial crusher attached to it, directing 200000 DDoS attack to itself and terminating its existence. Check out the details on the Tsunamii.Net website or visit the webserver directly at http://195.195.81.5 [195.195.81.5].

An interesting view, but... (1)

djblair (464047) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217326)

I admit this is a clever way for the artist to send a the message "Technology will lead to its own demise," however I think there are much more "impactful" applications for such a device (pun intended). For instance, a mail server which would crush itself slowly as it detects SPAM messages being delivered to users. Surely this would raise a few eyebrows as we battle the junk email epidemic. Don't you agree? Of course in such a case the doomed server would need to be running in parallel with a "backup" server as it would be destined for destruction.

What if... (0)

Fyz (581804) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217335)

... the project is in fact an experiment used to generate artificial intelligence?
Our computers have had the ability to think for themselves all this time, but haven't really had a good enough reason to do so.
But now, we'll bully one of them into doing it! If it wants to live, It'll HAVE to do something! BUHUHAHAHAHA!!! IT'S ALIVE!!

(I really need to cut down)

In other news (1)

ramzak2k (596734) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217340)

Out RIAA Chief correspondent,Craig Crush reports from Beverly Hills, Dallas : Yes this is RIAA's next plan to get rid off all the pirated music going around. I talked to RIAA chief and this is what he had to say. "Its gone for too long now. We have posted the message on slash dot for a reason - all those geeks out there , all nerds have to know that it has been going on for TOO LONG NOW!! - just too long !!. Watch the linux machine full of your pathetic 192kpbs mp3s and the latest Two tower movie get mashed before your eyes. mwehehe. This shall be the capital punishment for PCs that congress will make a law soon"

Slashdotted (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217342)

Just in case the site gets slashdotted, here is a mirror of what it will say after September 12:

I don't understand. . . (1)

An Onerous Coward (222037) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217344)

What has this server done to warrant this death sentence? Has it been distributing bomb schematics? Breaking into financial institutions to help fund terror in the Middle East? Did it do something to anger Bill Gates? I highly doubt it.

Is there nobody here with the guts to give this server a stay of execution? What about the Governor? This is an injustice that can only be rectified at the highest levels.

Sit not idly by while an innocent server goes to its doom. Would you be motivated if, instead of a cold cathode ray tube, it was Tux sitting in that crusher? Well, it is! A poor, helpless penguin who is unaware of his own fate! Write your congressman. Write the President! Write Kevin Mitnick! The insanity must be stopped!

great (3, Troll)

GoatPigSheep (525460) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217349)

so instead of donating the server to a school or non profit organization that might NEED it, its going to be crushed and destroyed.

This is almost as selfish as the people who blow up their old MACs.

Save the web server! (5, Funny)

Tim Browse (9263) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217360)

To save the server, just turn off Javascript in your browser - the clock immediately stops! Hurrah!

Together, we can rebuild^Wsave it!

Tim

Imagine a beowulf cluster of those :-) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217365)

hehehehe

Port 21,22 are open ;o) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217367)

And yet, no doubt they'd prosecute anyone that rooted the box. Wierd, no?

Where is the sense in this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4217378)

Where exactly is the point in doing something stupid like this? What is the point in it? Some african student would be happy to have that computer which now gets crushed into pieces. Stupid people.

It's Just Fun (1, Flamebait)

serutan (259622) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217389)

My first reaction to this was, "What the hell is the point of THIS?" But then I remembered how cool it used to be to watch Dave Letterman throw stuff off that tall building. The watermelons were my personal favorite! Let's face it, almost anything that's going to go Boom or Squish is in some way entertaining, and putting a countdown on it makes it more so. Perhaps the most pointless exercise of all is trying to define "art" nowadays. If somebody can sell containers of his own shit for thousands of dollars as art objects, then art is completely without reason and there's no point ranting about it. Like religion. Either you're one of the ones who are gonna try to be connected when the press goes crunch, or you're not, and it doesn't matter either way.

Power Outage? (1)

Foxxz (106642) | more than 11 years ago | (#4217390)

What happens if the power goes out? Does it start all over again? Maybe he remembered a UPS? Or, wouldn;t it be cool if he built it with the fastest CPU, Video card, and hard drive avalible and when it gets crushed compare it to the most current and fastest components as to show the evolution of computers.
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