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Concept Computer Based on a Tea Cup Design

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 6 years ago | from the new-hot-coffee-mod-on-the-way dept.

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webarnold writes "A new concept computer is being designed to look like a tea cup. Using holographic projectors, view your data inside the cup, 'spilled' onto the table, or transfer it to other Cup PC users by pouring data into their cup." Acceptance of something like this seems a bit far-fetched given current tech, but no nomad-space comparisons are being made.

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Infinite improbability machine created... (5, Funny)

BigGar' (411008) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967236)

Douglas Adams would be proud.

Re:Infinite improbability machine created... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22967292)

No, they went straight to Bistro Mathematics and bypased it. Its only a mater of time till 42 is proven.

Re:Infinite improbability machine created... (1)

PitaBred (632671) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967908)

You need to re-read the books... it's Bistromathics [wikipedia.org] , not Bistro Mathematics ;)

Re:Infinite improbability machine created... (2, Insightful)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967328)

I would like to point out the icon [dvice.com] in the upper right of the page. It reads "Powered by Sci-Fi" and has the Sci-Fi channel logo.

Something gives me good reason to believe this is a graphical artist's concept and nothing more.

I'm reminded of Sci-Fi's viral marketing videos of a woman in an airplane seeing a UFO ...

Re:Infinite improbability machine created... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22967452)

Sorry I meant upper left ...

Re:Infinite improbability machine created... (1)

skuzzlebutt (177224) | more than 6 years ago | (#22968224)

I would take that a step further and say that based on the article posting date of 3/25, it was probably put up there a week too early. Exactly a week, actually. A coffee cup PC is about as OMG PONIES!!! as it gets...

Re:Infinite improbability machine created... (4, Funny)

CorSci81 (1007499) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967336)

Unfortunately it looks like it'll become quite a bit more finite the first time a clueless coworker actually puts coffee in it.

Re:Infinite improbability machine created... (4, Insightful)

Gat0r30y (957941) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967482)

And there in lies the most disastrous design flaw. I can't be bothered to notice that it is a computer that just looks like a coffee cup before my first cup.

Re:Infinite improbability machine created... (5, Funny)

hobo sapiens (893427) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967742)

If you think data wants to be free now, wait till it's in your small intestine!

Re:Infinite improbability machine created... (2, Funny)

Gat0r30y (957941) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967874)

Yum, Data... tastier than pi!

Re:Infinite improbability machine created... (4, Funny)

gnick (1211984) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967498)

Putting coffee inside a cup-computer is almost as bad as the coworker I have that slid a CD into the retractable cup-holder on the front of my case. I still haven't figured out why his CD fit so much better than my cup...

Re:Infinite improbability machine created... (1)

Missing_dc (1074809) | more than 6 years ago | (#22968098)

Unfortunately it looks like it'll become quite a bit more finite the first time a clueless coworker actually puts coffee in it.
--
I keep seeing "IANAL" in comments on the RIAA and wonder to myself, what does the RIAA have to do with sodomy?

My congrats to you, CorSci81.

Yours is perhaps the best signature I have seen in a while; I am so used to hearing "I am not a lawyer" in my head when I read IANAL, so it caught me off guard and got a real laugh out of me. ( Much to the suprise of the guy in the next office over who came by to make sure I was alright. )

Cup half full (1)

jpdzahr (1260592) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967524)

I guess we can now have yet a another meaning to is your cup half empty or half full.....or does your cup need a refill? http://www.findthebestlawyers.com/ [findthebestlawyers.com]

Re:Cup half full (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22967708)

What's with the link to findthebestyadyadayada.com? Jerk.

Re:Infinite improbability machine created... (1)

Spacepup (695354) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967920)

What happens when your mom mistakes your new computer for a real mug and pours her hot tea in it? Does this make the cd rom tray a real cupholder now?

Let me be the first to say it (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22967252)

OMG!!! Ponies!

Re:Let me be the first to say it (0, Offtopic)

pwnies (1034518) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967476)

What the hell do you want!?

At least I've still got prior art to... (4, Funny)

Frigid Monkey (411257) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967254)

...the athletic cup computer design.

Sharing data has never been more fun!

Re:At least I've still got prior art to... (1)

gardenwall2 (1209418) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967330)

I think I need the children's sippy cup design for some of the users I support! No, I don't support athletic cups!

Re:At least I've still got prior art to... (2, Funny)

lilomar (1072448) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967554)

In Soviet Russia, athletic cup supports...wait a minute...

Re:At least I've still got prior art to... (1)

joaommp (685612) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967386)

Tetley icons and darjeeling files...

Oops? (4, Funny)

baudilus (665036) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967270)

This is the killer business plan.

1. Hey Mary, check out this spreadsheet!
2. *Spill coffee on Mary's lap*
3. !#%^&&%!$!#
4. ????
5. Profit!

Re:Oops? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22967886)

Even better, embed this cup with sound for added laughs.

Accidentally spilling your cup leads to a holographic naked woman screaming.

Oh yea, it's got real market potential.

Good luck selling this to anarchists (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22967288)

Because proper tea cannot be owned.

Re:Good luck selling this to anarchists (0)

SatanicPuppy (611928) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967426)

God help me for laughing at that.

dude! (3, Funny)

commodoresloat (172735) | more than 6 years ago | (#22968302)

God help me for laughing at that.
Erm, your name is SatanicPuppy ... If God exists, I'm sure he'll have bigger issues with you than your enjoyment of a pun.

Re:Good luck selling this to anarchists (1)

pwnies (1034518) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967490)

Took me a sec, but let me say sir, that was epic.

Re:Good luck selling this to anarchists (1)

Arthur B. (806360) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967508)

Of course it can, if you're not a penniless hippie.

Re:Good luck selling this to anarchists (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22967616)

I don't get it.

Re:Good luck selling this to anarchists (1)

Hatta (162192) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967704)

Now [wikipedia.org] you do. Spend some time on flag.blackened.net [blackened.net] , it's enlightening.

Re:Good luck selling this to anarchists (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22967672)

I myself prefer a little Travis Tea.

Re:Good luck selling this to anarchists (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22967806)

Good one.

A whole new meaning... (4, Funny)

imstanny (722685) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967304)

Great. I can finaly call tech support saying, "we've got a tea bag situation here..." and not get in trouble.

response from tech support (4, Funny)

commodoresloat (172735) | more than 6 years ago | (#22968308)

Did you try reinstalling CUPS?

Oblig.. (1)

Strange Ranger (454494) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967306)

Almost, but not quite, entirely unlike a PC.

reference [wikipedia.org]

This story is stupid (4, Insightful)

jandrese (485) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967310)

So it's talking about a piece of hardware we can't even build (last time I shopped for holographic projectors that can be embedded in a ceramic cup they were hard to find) that has a user interface nobody would want (how do you choose what data is transfered?) on a product that will never be built. Sounds like a real winner of a story. I guess it employed some graphic artist for like half a day, so that's something.

Re:This story is stupid (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22967440)

This idea takes the average PC and tries to make it as simple as drinking a cup of tea. It does so by actually integrating the PC into what seems to be a simple ceramic cup, but it is far beyond simple. The cub contains a holographic projector and serves as the main interface of the Cup PC. It uses other types of interactivity like stacking cups to share data, pouring data and other very farfetched features.
I don't get it...

Re:This story is stupid (2, Informative)

CogDissident (951207) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967454)

Oh it gets better. The Sci-fi channel owns the site. Its not even news, its a Sci-fi article.

They laughed at Edwin Land (4, Insightful)

nbauman (624611) | more than 6 years ago | (#22968124)

I am sorely disappointed by the negative responses to this article.

Is this Slashdot? You sound like a bunch of klutzes who wouldn't know how to get into their cars if they locked the keys inside. Who wouldn't know how to fix their glasses if the frames broke.

It's called a concept. Ed Land, the founder of Polaroid, gave his engineers a block of wood small enough to fit into a back pocket, and told them to build an instant camera that size. And they didn't whine about how the technology wasn't ready for it, they built it! And that camera revolutionized p0rn.

If you can't build a holographic projector inside a teacup with $50 worth of parts, get out of the way for somebody who can.

The Future Looks Bright (2, Insightful)

BigBlueOx (1201587) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967316)

I said give the tea to Jackson Roykirk! Jackson Roykirk you half-brained silicon tard-bucket!

Ster-il-ize

Ster-il-ize

MOM! (4, Funny)

bigattichouse (527527) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967320)

What do you mean you cleaned the kitchen! That was my doctoral thesis! ARG!

It's a nice idea, but... (4, Funny)

Qwell (684661) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967342)

...it's not really my cup of tea - if you know what I mean.

Instant destruction (4, Insightful)

Toe, The (545098) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967346)

Just what the average computer user needs: something that will encourage and beckon them to pour liquid into their computer.

Try telling me that's not gonna happen.

Re:Instant destruction (4, Funny)

iksbob (947407) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967392)

Wait... You mean it's not dishwasher-safe?

What the hell were they smoking? (2, Funny)

joecasanova (1253876) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967352)

Seriously, who comes up with ideas like this? And more importantly, why are those people allowed to have internet access?

Re:What the hell were they smoking? (1)

g0dsp33d (849253) | more than 6 years ago | (#22968026)

I agree, besides, everyone knows the future of computing is tables, and portable tables with folding legs.

Ideas like this... (1)

Thelasko (1196535) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967368)

must be the reason Starbucks won't let me have more than 4 shots of espresso at once.

Tech Support Nightmare (3, Interesting)

pwnies (1034518) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967388)

Tech Support: Hi welcome to Cup Tech support, how can we assist you today? Luser: Yea my cup won't turn on. Tech Support: Is it fully charged sir? Luser: Yea its in the charging station right now. The ring around it is all red. Tech Support: K, I'm going to need you to bring up the diagnostic screen, it's the touch button at the bottom of the cup on the inside. Luser: Um... I can't reach there right now... Tech Support: Uhhhh may I ask why? Luser: Well the coffee in it is too hot and I'd burn my hand. Tech Support: ...Sir... you can't put coffee in your computer. Luser: It's ok, I didn't put any sugar in it so it wont get sticky or anything. Tech Support: No sir, you computer is broken. Go take it in to get it repaired. Luser: WHAT? Etc, etc.

Re:Tech Support Nightmare (1)

pwnies (1034518) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967410)

Let's try that again with formatting!
Tech Support: Hi welcome to Cup Tech support, how can we assist you today?
Luser: Yea my cup won't turn on.
Tech Support: Is it fully charged sir?
Luser: Yea its in the charging station right now. The ring around it is all red.
Tech Support: K, I'm going to need you to bring up the diagnostic screen, it's the touch button at the bottom of the cup on the inside.
Luser: Um... I can't reach there right now...
Tech Support: Uhhhh may I ask why?
Luser: Well the coffee in it is too hot and I'd burn my hand.
Tech Support: ...Sir... you can't put coffee in your computer.
Luser: It's ok, I didn't put any sugar in it so it wont get sticky or anything.
Tech Support: No sir, you computer is broken. Go take it in to get it repaired.
Luser: WHAT? Etc, etc.

Sorry, lady. (3, Funny)

Orleron (835910) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967390)

... I didn't mean to spill my porn all over your dress.

High Tech or just made up? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22967404)

All they have is poorly conceived "artist renderings" of how such a thing MIGHT work. I thought part of being high tech meant that it was real in some way. DNF must be uber-high-tech, then!

Besides, I fail to see how such thing could be remotely useful on a day-to-day basis. Fact is, most of the things that people use computers to do are best implemented in 2D space - and things that 3D holographic rendering would be useful for - protein analysis, genetic mapping, etc, need something a little more substantial.

maybe someday we'll have tactile holograms a la the doctor for Voyager - until then, I'm not even holding my breath for "Minority Report" style interface coming to a PC near me anytime soon.

Re:High Tech or just made up? (1)

gnick (1211984) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967574)

I'm not even holding my breath for "Minority Report" style interface coming to a PC near me anytime soon.
Actually, that's perfectly doable. [cmu.edu] But, apparently your arms tire out really quickly.

Also, if you visit the site I just linked to, check out the third vid - A really novel take on home 3d VR.

Re:High Tech or just made up? (1)

mrslacker (1122161) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967902)

Fact is, most of the things that people use computers to do are best implemented in 2D space - and things that 3D holographic rendering would be useful for - protein analysis, genetic mapping, etc, need something a little more substantial.
Ah, you mean like in Jurassic Park.

"This is UNIX, I know this!" (cue 3D file system flyover)

Sooo (4, Interesting)

Slimee (1246598) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967412)

What happens if you try and drink from your tea cup? Can we put alcohol in our teacups and mix data with booze? bring a whole new meaning to "sippin' on haterade"? Accidently lose all your files when you mistakenly pour a real beverage into your computer tea cup? And why would anyone want to pour data anywhere? What would happen if you dropped the cup? Would data just explode all over the floor? How do you clean up spilled data? Does one cry over spilled data, like they do over spilled milk?

I prefer my drag and drop just fine...let's stick with dragging files onto tabletops before we start spilling them all over the place

Last thing we need is some slashdotter accidently spilling his porn folder on the coffee table instead of his excel project.

I don't think people are quite ready for this one...

Re:Sooo (1)

querist (97166) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967706)

Just don't put alcohol in it when running Mathematica (TM) or anything similar.

Remember: Maths and alcohol don't mix. Don't drink and derive!
MADD: Mathematicians Against Drunk Deriving.

Re:Sooo (1)

hobo sapiens (893427) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967782)

"How do you clean up spilled data?"
With the mop and bit bucket, of course!

Re:Sooo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22967792)

Darn, and I'd already ordered tatami for the datacenter. I was so looking forward to making people sit through a tea ceremony to get their data.

CDs (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22967414)

So where am I supposed to put the CDs? I mean, the cupholder will obviously already be in use...

Designers having fun (4, Interesting)

cowscows (103644) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967416)

If you do any sort of design for a living, be it industrial, graphic, architectural, whatever; the reality of your job is that silly things like management, focus groups, budget, laws of physics, etc. keep you from being as creative as you'd like sometimes. To balance that out, it's not uncommon for design professionals to find other outlets in which to release that creativity, to let it thrive, if only for a moment, so that it doesn't completely shrivel up and die inside of them.

Half of those people work on little side projects like this. They know it's not really realistic or practical. It might not even be a particularly good idea, but it's something that's fun to let their brain chew on, and something that's fun to discuss with others.

The other half of those people go become college professors, and they use their students' projects to satisfy their creative urges, with the minor side-effect of not preparing those students at all for their future jobs. Then when the students have their big crits, the reviewers inevitably skewer them for not having any connection to reality.

But I'm not bitter about it. Nope.

Re:Designers having fun (1)

middlemen (765373) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967878)

Yes, I sympathize with your viewpoint above. But if only they had added an option to store coffee in the cup and make sure the cup used Itanium processors to automatically heat the coffee while you opened notepad...

Re:Designers having fun (1)

commodoresloat (172735) | more than 6 years ago | (#22968358)

But I'm not bitter about it. Nope.
Somebody forgot to drink his coffee this morning...

No wait, not that cup, that's my spreadsheet!!!

Delayed (3, Informative)

EdIII (1114411) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967422)

Shouldn't this article have been posted 3 days ago?

But does it run linux? (3, Funny)

pwnies (1034518) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967432)

But does it run linux?
If so you could run CUPS on cups... and that'd just be spiffy.

Yawn (4, Insightful)

El Cabri (13930) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967450)

So much time and energy wasted trying to come up with fancy data processing metaphors that refer to "intuitive" concepts and situations... Like if educated adults were retarded children and needed to be spoonfed some special way of handling their environment so that they don't find it too challenging. This is mostly useless, the signal/noise in this kind of "breakthrough" research is historically one order of magnitude lower that what valuable R&D dollars are supposed to be spent for.

99.99% of what we take for granted today in data manipulation ergonomics is incremental improvements brought about by REAL experts in ergonomics who observe REAL people using REAL computers.

With my luck.. (1)

BattleApple (956701) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967478)

I'd end up spilling porn all over my boss' desk

Only if I can also drink coffee out of it (2, Funny)

servodave (812645) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967506)

Generally, I like it--I've only lost my coffee cup twice in the last decade.

However, I have lost perhaps 20 USB flash memory sticks.

Outside the Box (3, Insightful)

trongey (21550) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967520)

Sure this is a bit over-the-top, but it's exactly the kind of breakaway thinking that can lead to something good. Stuff like this is what's required to get away from the beige box computer mentality (even if the boxes are sometimes camouflaged to look like some other color of box, or flattened out so they look like a pad or a table). Not to mention that it actually sounds kind of like a fun way to handle certain tasks.

Wii-like (1)

Digi-John (692918) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967544)

Did they have to rip off the Wii design so thoroughly?

Data generation seed? (1)

Vrallis (33290) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967550)

Is this our first step towards the Infinite Probability Drive? I hear the dynamics of the fluid movement of tea is rather important towards its functionality...

Re:Data generation seed? (1)

Vrallis (33290) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967572)

Is this our first step towards the Infinite Probability Drive? I hear the dynamics of the fluid movement of tea is rather important towards its functionality...
Gah! Infinite Improbability Drive...

Jeez, try to make a joke and screw it up with a typo =(

Re:Data generation seed? (2, Funny)

mcmonkey (96054) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967762)

Gah! Infinite Improbability Drive... Jeez, try to make a joke and screw it up with a typo =(

What are the odds of that? ;)

Re:Data generation seed? (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 6 years ago | (#22968174)

Jeez, try to make a joke and screw it up with a typo =(

Sounds all too probable to me.

So now I can... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22967564)

So now I can spill my data onto my laptop just like so many people do with coffee?

Wrong metaphor (1)

elwinc (663074) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967598)

When you pour tea out of a vessel into another container, your vessel has lost tea, and the new container has gained tea. Not so with data. If I up my data to you, in the end we both have copies. The reality is more like a cup that pours infinitely (much to the RIAA's chagrin). So pouring tea is the wrong metaphor. In any case, as others have pointed out, the hard part of the user interface is selecting what data to transfer. The easy part (and the only part identified in the article) is initiating the transfer and indicating when it's done. Oh, by the way, if a giant transfer takes an hour, do I have to sit there for an hour holding a teacup? Wrong metaphor.

Which OS are you running.... (1)

gishzida (591028) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967644)

Espresso, Cappuccino, Chai, or JOLT?

Re:Which OS are you running.... (2, Funny)

Orleron (835910) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967802)

I don't know. Something with Java, I think.

Oh come on, this is too easy (1)

rkanodia (211354) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967820)

Java.

This is a late April Fool's joke, right? (1)

zappepcs (820751) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967652)

you can't tell ME that the entire Internets is in that little cup?

but what happens if I forget and pour coffee in it?

The pitfalls of "simplicity" (1)

patternmatch (951637) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967750)

This teacup concept is of course a mere flight of fancy, and it's certainly interesting. But I wonder about these kinds of efforts to make PCs more "simple". Computers just aren't simple devices, and consequently, most attempts to make them easy to use are doomed to failure. Take, for example, the "pouring data" idea. It seems that it can only work with other "teacup" PCs. So if you want to share data with a PC in a more ordinary form factor, you will need some other way of connecting the teacup to it, e.g. a USB cable. Suddenly this "simple" PC isn't so simple any more, because now there are two totally different ways of working with it.

I'm not saying computers should be difficult or arduous to use, but they do require expertise. And if you try to gloss over that fact, you will wind up either with frustrated users who find that their computer is not as simple as they were led to believe, or with a device that isn't capable of doing very much.

Re:The pitfalls of "simplicity" (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 6 years ago | (#22968332)

I wonder about these kinds of efforts to make PCs more "simple". Computers just aren't simple devices, and consequently, most attempts to make them easy to use are doomed to failure.

A couple of things: we will always have users who can only work with an extremely simple UI. I am thinking about elderly and disabled people. Then there are users in extreme environments who have so much real world work to do that the UI must be specialised and highly adapted to the job. Think air traffic controllers.

Neither of these groups are people who need to interact with the computer as a computer. It is a specialised object which helps them with their life or work. For that purpose it can afford to be abstract and specialised.

After all these glowing Modding-Towers, ... (1)

TransEurope (889206) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967752)

Gamer-Cases with fans like jetengines and I'm-cheap-and-look-so-PCs from supermarket
discounters and even gas stations, a computer which looks like a computer would be a
fresh and cool idea of a design.


(IMHO) it would be perfect if the designer knows what "bauhaus design" is.

ugh, trippy designers (3, Funny)

jollyreaper (513215) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967760)

Sometimes designers need to be praised for their bold new visions and paradigm-breaking ideas, other times they need to be smacked in the head and have their hallucinogenics confiscated.

The comparisons (1)

Idiomatick (976696) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967870)

I'm not sure what would be worse, wiiCUP or iCUP. For some reason this article brings out the grade schooler in me.

Yes, but can it get TEMPEST certified? (1)

jpellino (202698) | more than 6 years ago | (#22967978)

*ducks*

Pffft (1)

EEPROMS (889169) | more than 6 years ago | (#22968002)

Tea Cup!!! what are you an Apple user, now a Beer mug is more like it..

Minority Report-ish style is what I want (1)

xx01dk (191137) | more than 6 years ago | (#22968040)

Has anyone else seen that commercial where the guy "clicks" on his stereo and the "drags" it to overlay his car, sitting outside? How cool would that be. I want what I'm hearing on the radio to be saved in my car's stereo, so I "cut and paste" it to my car in 3-D space (maybe with a souped-up wii-mote?). I want that picture on my wall to be my new desktop background, so I do the same thing. I want what I'm seeing to play via webcast so I draw a "box" around whatever my point of focus is, "lock" it in place somehow, and then drag that box onto my web page. I want to search for DIY articles on my keg fridge, so I click it and drag it into a search. I then take any results I like and drag them over to my printer, which then spits out a hard copy...

I've been thoroughly entertaining myself trying to think of new possibilities for this kind of real-time, hyper-spatial ability...

Am I too late? (1)

mweather (1089505) | more than 6 years ago | (#22968170)

Am I too late to make a 2 Girls 1 Cup joke?

Re:Am I too late? (1)

NotFamous (827147) | more than 6 years ago | (#22968446)

Actually, it's 2 Girls 1 Cpu

The goggles do nothing! (1)

88NoSoup4U88 (721233) | more than 6 years ago | (#22968194)

The internets made my brains a bit too corrupted: I can't even watch this image [dvice.com] from the article without thinking "Hey, two girls, one cup"

Ok, I am signing up for some shocktherapy right now.

C Cup (2, Funny)

tsalmark (1265778) | more than 6 years ago | (#22968196)

I'll take C-Cups over PC Cups any day.

1cup (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22968230)

all it needs is two more girls, nasty ones.

watch the porn industry go boom with this cup

It should be called: (1)

Kamineko (851857) | more than 6 years ago | (#22968240)

It should be called 'Tea', and the version numbering should be a bit like Ubuntu's release naming. I suggest they name the release version 'Earl Grey, hot'.

The Circle is now Complete (1)

TooMad (967091) | more than 6 years ago | (#22968258)

First we had a computer used to render a teapot. Now we have a computer made to look like a teacup.

Lemme work this out- (1)

kingazdak (1265432) | more than 6 years ago | (#22968260)

(slashdotters[int]*computers[int]) / gallons of coffee = coefficeint of puns about a coffee cup-shaped computer

I, for one, welcome our new floating-point overlords.

bugs? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22968288)

So, if you find a bug (real or data) in your cup, do you order a new cup of data or can you just scoop it out?

Next step (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22968360)

Obviously the very next step is computers that look like penises.

Hot Coffee Mod (1)

Atmchicago (555403) | more than 6 years ago | (#22968372)

I bet a lot of people are looking forward to running the "hot coffee" mod on this baby!

Wider appeal (1)

edwardpickman (965122) | more than 6 years ago | (#22968390)

If you want to appeal to the average working man wouldn't it make more sense to make it look like a bottle of beer?

Am I Too Late? (1)

sexconker (1179573) | more than 6 years ago | (#22968426)

In before:
iCup (I, see, ...)
Java
Etc.

Also - wow. I can make a picture too!
Complete fantasy, and completely pointless.
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