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467 comments

Finally! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642035)

Computers for the Ahmish.

binary troll! (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642057)

01101010001100000011000000100000001101000011000100 11000100100000010100100010000000110111001100110110 10000010000000110101011101010101100000110000011100 100011010100100001

The HATE WINDOWS Campaign Celebrates! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642063)

windows (452268) [slashdot.org] is hated by no one?!

It is your duty as a Slashdot reader to officially and formally hate windows. [slashdot.org] Slashdot is impure until windows' freaks outnumber it's fans! Strike down this vile evil corporate monster today! Show it how much you hate it. Do Slashdot a favor and bloat windows' freaks [slashdot.org] list!

Celebrate Our Success!

Our founder, users.pl [slashdot.org] , has enjoyed great success in persuading brave moderators to promote our cause. Both [slashdot.org] posts [slashdot.org] were modded back to -1 in short order, but make sure you metamod our positive moderations as fair and the negative moderations as unfair! Do not let our brave supporters' efforts be shot down by windows loving Nazis!

users.pl has gained public support in other areas as well, gaining nearly unanimous moderator support in a posting [slashdot.org] promoting the benefits of open source. Waves of people have already joined our cause [slashdot.org] causing windows' freaks list to inflate rapidly. In response to our onslaught, windows has posted a frantic and angry journal entry [slashdot.org] criticizing no less than all of Slashdot for it's open source zealotry! Surely, as faithful readers of Slashdot and loving supporters of open source you will not let this blasphemy continue! Make windows your foe [slashdot.org] today! Every Slashdot account counts!

Re:The HATE WINDOWS Campaign Celebrates! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642114)

Which user is better?

windows [calcgames.org]
users.pl [calcgames.org]

Re:The HATE WINDOWS Campaign Celebrates! (-1, Offtopic)

craigarseneau (731447) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642207)

QUESTIONS
1. What is BSOD? [slashdot.org]
2. Who supports BSOD? Who develops it? [slashdot.org]
3. How to get BSOD? [slashdot.org]
4. What it Black Screen of Death? [slashdot.org]
5. Is it hard to execute BSOD? [slashdot.org]
6. Do other systems support BSOD? [slashdot.org]
7. Is BSOD a bug, or a tradition? [slashdot.org]
8. Where can I get more info about BSOD? [slashdot.org]
9. How to get BSOD in other operating system? [slashdot.org]
10. How to turn on BSOD in apache? [slashdot.org]

ANSWERS
1. What is BSOD?
BSOD is a shortcut from Blue Screen of Death. BSOD is closely tied with Microsoft's operating systems. Due to large number of system bugs, a blue screen can appear freezing basic operations, an application's work, or even with no occasion, decreasing system's functionality, or permanently hanging it at. BSOD displays as an blue screen, filled with more or less clear error message.
after Jargon File: "The following entry from the Salon Haiku Contest [salonmagazine.com] , seems to have predated popular use of the term:

Windows NT crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death
No one hears your screams." back to top [slashdot.org]

2. Who supports BSOD? Who develops it?
BSOD exists because of the great creativity of Microsoft's programmers. That's why it works on probably all systems.

back to top [slashdot.org]

3. How to get BSOD?
BSOD is a part of Windows, so you don't have to install anything to use it. You have to do only a few, usually untypical, sequences, widely described in question 5.

back to top [slashdot.org]

4. What is Black Screen of Death?
Black Screen of Death is an ancestor of Blue Screen of Death. It was developed in the DOS environment.

back to top [slashdot.org]

5. Is it hard to execute BSOD?
Putting a little bit of invention to your work with a computer, it is very simple to execute BSOD. But sometimes it depends on what version of Windows you've got. BSOD execution problems are more precisely described in the BSOD-HOWTO, available at bsod.org [bsod.org] .

back to top [slashdot.org]

6. Do other systems support BSOD?
As far as I know, other systems are rather using their own error messaging methods and only Microsoft's systems support it correctly. But there is a small possibility you can get a Blue Screen in other systems, see question 9.

back to top [slashdot.org]

7. Is BSOD a bug, or a tradition?
According to definition, a bug is a part of program that is not working correctly. Despite so many versions of windows, BSOD still exists so it's a useful feature. The bugs are scattered quite liberally in most of Microsoft's operating systems, so the BSOD, an error reporting system as well as an end to all your current work is in fact a feature. What would it be, if we had no BSOD? It would only cause confusion and chaos, because Windows, without a Blue Screen just is not old good Windows. Your machine would just die with no explanation. A BSOD is like the rolling of the credits at the end of a movie, you know it's The End.

back to top [slashdot.org]

8. Where can I get more info about BSOD?
Main source of information about BSOD is a web page of an unofficial organization: http://www.bsod.org A lot of interesting information should also have BSOD designers: http://www.microsoft.com And, like always, the best knowledge source is your own computer: 127.0.0.1 (if it's not hung ;))

back to top [slashdot.org]

9. How to get a BSOD in other operating systems?
Getting a BSOD in system other than Windows is rather difficult, but not impossible. One way to taste bsod, is to install some poor error emulator. This can be for example xscreensaver. By default it has a screen saver called "BSOD". Unfortunetly it supports a wide variety of error messages, not only from windows, so you can't be sure, you'll get real Blue Screen. The second bug is that, every time is displayed one of two default bsod screens and you are quickly getting bored...

back to top [slashdot.org]

10. How to turn on BSOD in apache?
You know how, so don't ask... ;)

Re:Finally! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642075)

Actually it's a Mennonite thing.

Finally (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642040)

After years of your computer giving you wood, you can finally give back.

ugh! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642041)

that URL reminds me of goatse.cx =\

Wooden you just know it! (4, Funny)

Phidoux (705500) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642043)

Now my pc will burn with the rest off my house! Aggggg!

Re:Wooden you just know it! (0)

AdamTheBastard (532937) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642101)

Due to past experiance I can asure you that if your house burns down you'll lose your PC too.

Re:Wooden you just know it! (1)

Phidoux (705500) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642155)

You already tried the wooden PC?

Re:Wooden you just know it! (4, Funny)

mesach (191869) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642252)

Just imagine thier server room RIGHT NOW...

I bet the Halon can't keep up with that tinderbox!

w00t! Woodie PC parts (2, Funny)

Rellik66 (596729) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642044)

to go with my woodie station wagon!

The HATE WINDOWS Campaign Celebrates! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642047)

windows (452268) [slashdot.org] is hated by no one?!

It is your duty as a Slashdot reader to officially and formally hate windows. [slashdot.org] Slashdot is impure until windows' freaks outnumber it's fans! Strike down this vile evil corporate monster today! Show it how much you hate it. Do Slashdot a favor and bloat windows' freaks [slashdot.org] list!

Celebrate Our Success!

Our founder, users.pl [slashdot.org] , has enjoyed great success in persuading brave moderators to promote our cause. Both [slashdot.org] posts [slashdot.org] were modded back to -1 in short order, but make sure you metamod our positive moderations as fair and the negative moderations as unfair! Do not let our brave supporters' efforts be shot down by windows loving Nazis!

users.pl has gained public support in other areas as well, gaining nearly unanimous moderator support in a posting [slashdot.org] promoting the benefits of open source. Waves of people have already joined our cause [slashdot.org] causing windows' freaks list to inflate rapidly. In response to our onslaught, windows has posted a frantic and angry journal entry [slashdot.org] criticizing no less than all of Slashdot for it's open source zealotry! Surely, as faithful readers of Slashdot and loving supporters of open source you will not let this blasphemy continue! Make windows your foe [slashdot.org] today! Every Slashdot account counts!

Poll (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642048)

Are you...

gay? [calcgames.org]
a nigger? [calcgames.org]
a gay nigger? [calcgames.org]

Still... (5, Insightful)

detritus` (32392) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642049)

Definitely not the case and/or setup for those overclockers out there :) especially with heat output getting real close to 100W...

Re:Still... (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642145)

Watts is not a measurement of heat, even if your drawing 100W of power, that doesn't guarantee that it'll be hot

oh please (3, Informative)

ArchieBunker (132337) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642164)

Your computer would never get hot enough to catch wood on fire. You would be able to cook an egg on the metal case long before wood smolders. Even a capacitor popping in the power supply is no big deal. My only conern is RFI, but maybe they put a layer of conductive paint on the inside.

Re:oh please (2, Informative)

timeOday (582209) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642209)

I presumed he was referring to the insulating properties of wood.

Re:Still... (5, Interesting)

sjlumme (719239) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642243)

Over here, we had the "silverware computer" running a webserver for a while. It was a standard AMD box assembled out of mostly dumpster-dived components, except instead of giving it a proper case, they stuck it in a wooden kitchen drawer. It served webpages just fine as long as nobody closed the drawer all the way, which would cause the AMD to overheat.

The next thing in retro: (1)

os2fan (254461) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642050)

I suppose that halt+catch fire will take on a whole new meaning!

Re:The next thing in retro: (-1, Redundant)

webtre (717698) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642084)

/dev/lp0: Printer on fire!

Just like the wooden car with wooden wheels (2, Funny)

Dylbert (139751) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642051)

It wooden work.

Re:Just like the wooden car with wooden wheels (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642082)

Wood gerk.

Re:Just like the wooden car with wooden wheels (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642245)

All jokes aside, it would work, it might even work well, up to a certian speed...

then it would probably explode, sending toothpick like shrapnel in all directions..

Heck, the spokes on Model A's and T's were wooden.

Talking Heads (1)

1000101 (584896) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642052)

For some reason, the song "Burning Down the House" comes to mind.

So? (2, Interesting)

tonyr60 (32153) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642054)

So what else is new? Here is my first bought PC... http://www.computercloset.org/OSI-C4PMF.htm

And that brown stuff on the sides is real wood.

an actual link (0, Offtopic)

Patik (584959) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642199)

click here [computercloset.org]

To make a link, type: <a href="http://www.com/">click here</a>

Shame (1)

z0ink (572154) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642055)

Too bad we'll probably never know if this site gets /.'d since it's in Sweden.

Plenty of wood already .... (4, Funny)

pararox (706523) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642058)

As if most Slashdot readers truly need more wood when sitting before a computer ;)

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642062)

"My advice to people today is as follows: If you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out."
--Timothy Leary

Interesting (2, Interesting)

Felinoid (16872) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642064)

Not nessisarly practical but intresting.
I can see walking into a log caben and finding a computer in a woden case, woden monitor and woden mouse and keyboard.

Might also work for a CEO who wants the building done in wood motif.

Re:Interesting (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642142)

and a woden dicshunery on the shelf

Re:Interesting (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642153)

bro, what are you talking about?

/.ted (0, Troll)

amigoro (761348) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642065)

But fear not. It's google cache [google.co.th] to the rescue!

Moderate this comment
Negative: Offtopic [mithuro.com] Flamebait [mithuro.com] Troll [mithuro.com] Redundant [mithuro.com]
Positive: Insightful [mithuro.com] Interesting [mithuro.com] Informative [mithuro.com] Funny [mithuro.com]

Even the cache is fucked. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642168)

I can't get shit, bro.

Which is better? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642066)

Poll Troll Toll:

Which is better..

Woody monitor [calcgames.org]
sex with a mare [calcgames.org]

wood? (1)

dj245 (732906) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642068)

I for one bow to our new gods of super high conductivity and heat-dissipating.... Wood?!?!?

WTF why has my Prescott case gone up in a fireball and electromagnetic interference fried all my electronics?

Yawn. (2, Interesting)

Chess_the_cat (653159) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642070)

The Mac prototype was made of wood and so was the first mouse. Nothing new here.

Re:Yawn. (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642108)

That's an Apple ][, not a Mac, brainiac

Re:Yawn. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642233)

Sure you're not thinking about the Apple I?

Re:Yawn. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642150)

Many of the early CP/M PCs were also made partially of wood. Northstar Horizon comes to mind and I think the Sol20 also had wood sides.

Looks like shit... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642072)

and ranks up there with the $6000-shower-curtain, 5th Avenue taste.

FCC? (1, Interesting)

ocularDeathRay (760450) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642077)

isn't there a bunch of problems with EMI here? I thought this stuff needed to be surrounded by something conductive. oh well... back to bzflag

nice theme... (3, Funny)

Whitecloud (649593) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642078)

wooden cases huh? wouldnt want an Athlon in there, the heat might cause an office fire. Whats next, tablets made out of stone?

I can see it now, the boss walks in with his shiny (heavy) new tablet, suddenly those power point presentations are elevated to commandment level. Plus if someone disagrees, it doubles as a pacifier.

Stone PC? (1)

phorm (591458) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642176)

Although it would definately be a real bugger to cart around, a stone PC might actually be rather cool. I'm not sure how you would joint it though... maybe stone surrounding a stronger but thin metal frame? Marble would be particularly cool in creating a PC.

How about plaster? Could you chisel out an artistic PC? Clay.... doesn't it retain shape rather nicely after heating (might be a bit fragile though).

If we moved away from the metal frames, we could perhaps make some rather wicked PC mods. After all, who can really make a molded metal case without a full forge or the ability to heat metal to molten temperatures, much easier with wood or clay/plaster, etc.

Re:Stone PC? (1)

mirko (198274) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642247)

Maybe if you cover it with slate, which would be the easiest way.
Otherwise, you can still ask a marble worker to build you a specific box,
My Uncle would gladly do that for a few hundreds (the bastich ;-).
So let's look, I've seen (plexy)glass computers (like the g4 cube), metal ones (powerbook g4), now, there's the wooden stuff...
what about
  • clay-covered ones : pottery pcs ?
  • or ice pcs ?
  • air pcs ? (inflatable boxen)
  • rubber pcs ?
  • ...
...hmmmm I remember most pc users I know usually keep their case open (they mention some soon-too-be (changed|added) card but I think it's because they like it better that way...

Uh, oh.. (0, Redundant)

Rellik66 (596729) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642080)

Will a slashdotting catch the server on fire?

A fire hazard to be sure

dirty (1)

minus_273 (174041) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642081)

ok i first look at the link swedx.se and think someone has pulled a fast one on the editors. I click on it (yeah i know, bad practice when you suspect a bad link) and i see these mice that just look dirty. I dont know if it is just me, but those mice, with the two buttons and the black scroll wheel nested in the middle, looks like a certain part of the anatomy.

/.tted already? (1)

thatiger (654855) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642092)

Does anyone actually get some sleep instead of maliciously targeting and slashdotting sites 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365...... you get my gist.

Slashdotted (-1, Redundant)

dj245 (732906) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642093)

It appears they keep their Xeon server in a wooden case.

The poor server (0, Redundant)

Depili (749436) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642096)

I hope, that their web-server ain't made of wood...

Wooden keyboards and mice? (1)

Dark Nexus (172808) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642097)

Can anyone else say "splinters"?

You love nature so much that you (3, Insightful)

pair-a-noyd (594371) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642098)

cut down a tree in honor of it?

Hmmmmm..... Anyone else see somehting wrong with this picture??

Re:You love nature so much that you (1)

Apiakun (589521) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642124)

Agreed. One would think that a nature lover would be against products that needlessly cut down trees, wouldn't one? I think this is more the sort of thing that a nature hater would enjoy.

Re:You love nature so much that you (1)

jpmkm (160526) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642169)

I was about to post the same thing. Wouldn't nature lovers rather have the trees out in nature instead of dead on their computers? It is similar to those moronic christians who cut down evergreen trees because they symbolize eternal life. Do they realize what they are doing? I have never understood that concept.

Re:You love nature so much that you (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642221)

I'd wager you do less damage to the environment cutting down a tree than mining for the ores necessary for metal, generating the heat required to mix/form the metals, drill for the oil required to fuel the ships to deliver the case from China to the US, etc etc..

Re:You love nature so much that you (1)

dnahelix (598670) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642236)

Especially since the original pagan tree decorating ceremonies were done outside, to the living, eternal green trees growing in the forest. Even those ancient people knew it would die if you cut it down.

Re:You love nature so much that you (5, Interesting)

timeOday (582209) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642246)

Do you worry about breakfast cereal depleting our precious natural corn resources?

The key of having enough of a renewable resource is getting people to value it in the first place. With the $15 I pay to cut down a Christmas tree, the forest service plants several more. (And that is in fact exactly what they do with the money).

Re:You love nature so much that you (5, Insightful)

Brandybuck (704397) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642204)

Cut down a tree (renewable resource) versus mining bauxite (nonrenewable resource). The answer is trivial when you think about it. While it's a bad thing to cut down entire rainforests of hardwood just to make mice, it's even worse to mine entire mountains level just so you get a 1337 aluminum case.

I'm surprised (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642100)

I would have thought the Norwegians would have been the ones to come up with the wood first.

heat (1)

Stevyn (691306) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642105)

The problem with wood case mods and I'm sure monitors is proper heat dissapation. The wood must be thicker than plastics and certainly metal and would hold a lot more heat compared to these other materials. This constant heat expansion and contraction would probably lead to cracking over the years, as regular furniture.

Re:heat (1)

jellomizer (103300) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642198)

But wood is also a lot better in sound dampening then metal or plastic. So you can make up the heat problem with more fans. As well it depends on the design of the case. Such as the design of the G5 the fact that the case is metal has more to do with the style that apple wanted then heat control. The heat control is basically the fact the g5 looks like a cheese grater. and there is a solid air flow.

About 6 years behind the time. (5, Funny)

blair1q (305137) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642106)

Didn't Jack Gallo [nbc.com] , publisher of Blush Magazine, have a wood-cased LCD flatpanel monitor on his desk?

Why yes, he did.

In like 1998.

And there's always competition. [woodbin.com]

High risk of magic smoke escape! (1)

thegrassyknowl (762218) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642109)

I see this as more justification for the extreme cooling I wanted to apply to my machine. The SO only sees the bottom-line, and not the computing benefits ("why do you want to overclock your machine to 9GHz? It works well at its normal speed! It's too expensive!").

Now I finally have the means to justify it when the PC burns down!

Unbended Clippy: (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642118)

It looks like you are trying to remove a splinter. Would you like me to help?

Imagine Beavis and Butthead... (1)

Sanksa Wott (680705) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642126)

BH: Uhhhh..... huh-huhhh. huh-huh.
Uhhh... Hey Beavis...

Your computer is like,
giving me wood...

BV: YEh yeH! HeHht-Heh. Yeah. Its cool.

BH: Yeaaah. Its coool.

Does this really appeal to Nature Loving Geeks (1)

auburnate (755235) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642132)

Don't you think that true nature loving geeks would want their wood were wood would want to be ...

Back in the forest, never cut down in the first place!!!

For the "nature lovers"... (4, Funny)

rasafras (637995) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642136)

Sure, they may like accessories from cut-down trees.
Me, I'm still waiting for my authentic ivory mouse and tiger fur coated keyboard.


yes, that was a joke

Re:For the "nature lovers"... (2, Funny)

discogravy (455376) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642226)

tiger fur is for the weak.

everyone knows that the skin of a small child is better for case mods.

Re:For the "nature lovers"... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642240)

The real nature lovers go for the baby seal carcass case mod.

How about Bald Eagle feather writing quills,... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642249)

...komodo dragon skin boots, recipes using coelecanth as the main ingredient, dodo skin gloves, and other such must have accessories for the fashion concious man?

Sorry to rain on your parade but... (1)

ev1lcanuck (718766) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642137)

wouldn't nature loving geeks want computers that are not made out of precious trees?

Re:Sorry to rain on your parade but... (1)

thegrassyknowl (762218) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642159)

But isn't the point of being a geek that you never get outside to see the trees?

Why not cut down several and fashion them into a PC. Then you can love nature from your desk!

New AOL Slogan (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642138)

The new America Online 69.0! You got wood!

Nature-loving geeks? (1)

mrselfdestrukt (149193) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642143)

I'm nature-loving. That's why I would never support a company that cuts down trees or buys wood to make PC accesories...

Re:Nature-loving geeks? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642185)

I'm nature-loving. That's why I would never support a company that cuts down trees or buys wood to make PC accesories...

You prefer plastics & other things made from nonrenewable resources?

Re:Nature-loving geeks? (1)

Brandybuck (704397) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642215)

So what renewable resources are your PC accessories made of? Plastic and aluminum?

Re:Nature-loving geeks? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642251)

No offense, but you're one of the people the conservative business-friendly right points to when they talk about leftist wackos.

You're doing far more damage to the environment with your metal case than you EVER would with a wood case. Just because you buy it at CompUSA, doesn't absolve you of the responsibility for that damage.

Clavia Nord Synth (1)

fishbowl (7759) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642147)

There's a Clavia Nord Synthesizer that has a wheel controller made of stone and a pitch bend stick made of wood.

It's one thing to have a digital device with natural materials in the case, but it's much cooler when actual parts of the machine are wood and stone :-)

I think... (3, Interesting)

Elpacoloco (69306) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642149)

Wood is maybe not the best idea. I'd like my computer to be silent, dissipate it's heat properly, and otherwise be transparent.

I just can't see wood fulfilling any of these requirements.

looks fine.. (2, Funny)

Mr2cents (323101) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642158)

.. for debian woody fans!

But thanks, I'll just stick to the cheap mass-produced hardware (except the monitor, that's the only computer part worth spending money on imo). Maybe I'm just a functional type..

crack smash (1)

abaybas (630833) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642178)

breaking your computer would give you so much more satisfaction.

Nice! (1)

Zakabog (603757) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642180)

Finally, I can have an entire inflammable expensive computer that warps, rots, gets infested by termites, cracks, splinters, weighs a lot and breaks easily. And destroys trees.

Just what I always wanted :-D. I'm pretty sure there's a reason we use cheap plastics and metals for building computers. And I have so many cases that I just found outside, what happens when someone upgrades the wood computer and throws the old one outside. No one would want a wooden case that's just been sitting outside for a while. epsecially in the rain, at least if it rains on a metal case you're fine, just dry it off. If it rains on a wood case it'll probably warp, rot, and smell.

Wow.... (1)

moosesocks (264553) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642182)

It seems as though their server has been reduced to a pile of smoldering embers.

(BTW, how is a mouse made from a dead tree supposed to be nature-friendly?)

Getting Slashdotted?? (2, Insightful)

aarku (151823) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642183)

You'd think a company would make sure they have the bandwidth ready before they advertised err submitted the story.

Wouldn't sweat wreak havok on a wooden mouse, anyways? My lowly plastic one gets stained and dirty enough.

sweet (1)

AnonymousCowheart (646429) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642187)

finally some accessories for my oak c cube [slashdot.org] for work, and wooden case [best-in-town.com] at home!
seriously though, look at the the review [voidedwarranty.com] of a couple of wood cases, some of the pre-made ones are pretty slick!

Poll: Wooden case mods, good or whack? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642193)

Wooden case mods are...

Good [calcgames.org]
Whack [calcgames.org]

I thought these were the first (1)

eLoco (459203) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642196)

wooden computer cases: www.luddite.com [luddite.com] . Fascinating company.

Jeez.. (1)

NegativeK (547688) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642197)

The way that's server's going now, I'm willing to bet that their stock is about to be real hot.. As in, on fire hot.

Gawsh I hope their webserver.... (2, Interesting)

agent dero (680753) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642200)

Why is it that every case mod article we have, that will get slashdotted (they always do), causes at least 10-20 "I hope their webserver isn't $CASEMOD"??

I mean, we're all smart enough to know that they're actual webserver is probably some black 1U server somewhere

I don't mean to start a holy war here.....aw, that's another post :-p

If you do a wooden case mod... (1)

product byproduct (628318) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642203)

...send me your old beige cases. As a tech-loving geek, I want to build a house with them. Sweet looking, in a selection of different brands.

Fashion & the Beige Box (5, Interesting)

spun (1352) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642211)

For the longest time, the beige box was the height of fashion in the computer world. Everything was the same shade of beige, too. Printers, monitors, cases, keyboards, mice, EVERYTHING. And everything was boxy, too. Rounding the corners on your box was considered daring. Then some bright boy came up with the idea of white boxes. Then the natural corollary, the black box. Then Apple came out with the iMac and suddenly we had six new colors. And we had blobs as well as boxes.

Of course, we have had case-modders from the get go, and some innovative 'concept' designs have been displayed at trade shows, but in the mainstream, the physical design of computers and accessories has been boring.

I would love to be able to choose from a wide style of cases for my computer. Computer case design has been unobtrusive and homogenous up till now to please the major buyers, corporations. Now, with many smaller form-factor motherboards, and more people with some kind of fashion sense buying computers for the home, there will probably be an explosion in case and accessory design.

I'd love to see some nice retro stuff. Cases and accessories that looked like a 1950s wooden stereo, or a brushed aluminum AirStream trailer, or made to look like a sculpture would probably sell well. How about a tiny computer with only USB and FireWire (or maybe BlueTooth or something like it but faster, to do away with cords.) for expansion that comes with matching 'collectable' accessories. Companies could manufacture snap on covers: Star Wars or LoTR for us geeks, sports memorablia for the average joe, unicorns and big eyed ragamuffins for the ladies, and so forth.

The day of the beige box is hopefully done. I for one welcome our new, more stylish computers & accessories.

And next week (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8642217)

On Slashvertisment Central we will be hearing old news. again.

Fire lesson (1)

Bega (684994) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642219)

Remember kids, AMD processors and wooden cases don't mix! Tell me, what were you supposed to do in the case of a fire...?

Engelbart's first mouse (1)

ronubi (465652) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642223)

Remember that the outer part of the first computer mouse [sri.com] (invented at my company back in 1964) was also made of wood.

Yes, wood is "nature loving" (1, Insightful)

zachrahan (600868) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642229)

To all those (sanctimonious) posters who say "gosh, those guys claim that they are nature loving, but then they condone cutting down trees to make computer parts" :

Well what renewable resource is your computer case made of?

Well, they have to remove entire mountains from the ground to get metal, and I can't say that the petrol industry (you know, plastics!) is too "nature friendly." So come back when you're typing on keyboards assembled from windfall wood and bones of animals that died of natural causes. Otherwise I really don't want to hear about it.

CD Playing Log (1)

ee_moss (635165) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642230)

About 6 years ago, I found a nice big round log and began sawing a 3" piece off. Then, I took my new CD player apart and routed out the shape of the circuit board inside the log. After using some silicone to secure the circuit board inside the log, I was styling with my newly created CD playing log. It even had a wooden lid and everything.

I got a few strange looks carrying it around, but for the most part everybody thought it was hilarious. Don't know what damage that laser did to me, but it was worth it.

The only true wooden computer (5, Funny)

Advocadus Diaboli (323784) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642231)

is called Abacus. [ryerson.ca] True digital computing at an affordable price.

And there are also analog wooden computers [sphere.bc.ca] .

Just to state the obvious: (1)

madmarcel (610409) | more than 10 years ago | (#8642241)

Suddenly the phrase "Try to avoid bugs" takes on a whole new meaning...

(No, it's not funny)

I'm wondering how heavy a wooden mouse would be...would long-term use give you thick muscled wrists? (*NO* don't even think about it ;)

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