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Old 05-26-09, 01:25 AM   #1
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In honor of Geek Pride Day (5/25)....

Every once in a while I come across things which don't really have a classification anywhere else on the board, but things I think are pretty cool for various reasons. So, in honor of Geek Pride Day, I thought I'd start this thread as a place for posting all things geek or nerd, if you will.

I'll start off with a great example. Here's something that I personally would never have a use for, but I want one anyway just because:


6 Steps to Mod Overkill: The Quad-Core, 1-kW, Liquid-Cooled Desk






1. The desk surface was constructed by Danger Den of two sandwiched, laser-cut layers of clear acrylic bolted to an aluminum frame.

2. A half-gallon of glycol runs through 15 feet of Tygon tubing and a radiator, cooling the processors.

3. To support our Times Square lighting, we used an Antec TruePower Quattro kilowatt power supply.

4. Two 300-GB 10,000-rpm VelociRaptor hard drives handle storage.

5. Synaptics engineered us this one-of-a-kind, flush-mounted touchpad with an integrated proximity sensor and light.

6. At the heart of our system is XFX’s 790i Ultra SLI motherboard, outfitted with 4 GB of Kingston HyperX DDR3 RAM and a 3.0-GHz Intel Core 2 Quad processor.

7. This worthless 15-inch custom PCI-E cable did not work—so we replaced it.

8. We cooled our PaLit GeForce GTX 280 graphics card with Danger Den’s Tieton water block.

9. Seven fans circulate air within the desk—and 13 bright-blue neon lights blind the user at the desk.

10. Ejecting up from the desk surface is a Sony BDU-X10S Blu-ray drive.


Wanna build one? Here ya go.
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Old 05-26-09, 01:28 AM   #2
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Re: In honor of Geek Pride Day (5/25)....

I hope he doesn't mind me posting this, but here's another cool computer mod John linked me to.



Computer cooled using a Mineral Oil filled Fish Tank

There's a really nice vid at the link showing how it's made and how it works.
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Old 05-26-09, 01:29 AM   #3
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Re: In honor of Geek Pride Day (5/25)....

Of course, no geek thread would be complete without archive pics from the early attempts at making computers portable.

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Re: In honor of Geek Pride Day (5/25)....

Damn I really like the desk in your 1st post. Who need to be a mod to enjoy that puppy.
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Re: In honor of Geek Pride Day (5/25)....

Here's my latest coveted Geeked item. It's pretty cheap for the coolness factor, and super functional too.
Buy it in the Astore for only $50 bucks!



Interactive Voice Responsive Alarm Clock

The Moshi IVR Alarm clock is the first fully functional voice responsive alarm clock that can set both time and alarm by voice. Initiate commands by saying “Hello Moshi” and clock will respond, “Command Please”. Say one of 12 Voice Activated Commands and clock will carry out instructions.

The Moshi IVR Alarm Clock is for anyone looking for the added convenience of interacting with their clock. With the Moshi IVR Alarm Clock, you can ask for the time while getting ready in the bathroom, set the alarm or turn off the alarm without moving from the comfort of bed, and know the current temperature all the way from the closet. Simply put, the Moshi IVR Alarm Clock is a timesaver for a busy lifestyle.

The World Blind Union officially endorses the Moshi IVR Alarm Clock because of its ease of use through verbal commands, which have benefited the blind community.

Voice Activated Commands

Time Tells you the current time
Set Time Set time by voice
Alarm Tells you time alarm is set
Set Alarm Set alarm by voice
Alarm Sound Choose 1 of 3 available alarms
Turn off the Alarm Turns off alarm; gives current time, date, & temperature
Sleep Sound Choose 1 of 3 available sleep sounds
Play Sleep Sound Plays 5 minutes of sleep sound (3 minutes for Travel size)
Today’s Date Tells you today’s date
Temperature Tells you current temperature
Night Light Turns on night light
Help Offers a help menu of assistance

Features
Snooze Function 9 Minutes. Touch the screen when alarm sounds to activate snooze
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My contribution:

I own these.







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I hope he doesn't mind me posting this, but here's another cool computer mod John linked me to.
I'm still gonna build one of those one day.
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Re: In honor of Geek Pride Day (5/25)....



Well... geeks too. I consider myself one on good days. Movies, music, comics, books, interweb friends, food, aminals, design... etc...
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Of course, no geek thread would be complete without archive pics from the early attempts at making computers portable.

Brilliant!


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If you built yer own laptop computer with duct tape & 2 by 4's - you might be a redneck.
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