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ukimalefu wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:39 am

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Oh, HELL no ...
Who tucks in a polo, anyway?

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maurvir wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:05 am
ukimalefu wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:59 am

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electric toaster with plug designed for light bulb socket, 1909

It is a miracle humanity survived the discovery of electricity...

The early years were highly unregulated.
I know in the UK, your utility supplier would decide their own voltages, etc--The next county over might be completely different.
Same thing for the appliance makers.
No standards.
A LOT of people did get killed.
When people rail against regulation, they should know what the hell they are railing about.

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You can still power things from a light bulb socket. Look up lightbulb socket power adapters and you'll find many results for sale. I'm no electrician but I'm presuming it would not be safe to draw the same amount of amps through such a socket as a wall receptible.

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I have a lightbulb socket power adapter

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Never saw anyone looking like that in out mainframe room or any other computer room

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source said: Quadra 700 Driving two displays

Not sure about that mini fridge size mac on the left

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That's the All-in-One PowerMac G3. I think it was only offered to the education market.

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j_tso wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:12 am

That's the All-in-One PowerMac G3. I think it was only offered to the education market.

Worked on a ton of those at my kids elementary school way back when.
But yes, education only.

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Atari 2600's 'Surround' box art

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And a screenshot

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Genesis

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Lisa's mouse

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Where did all the original Apple Studio Displays go?

On ebay and elsewhere I see plenty of the later ones that came in graphite (I have one) and Bondi blue, the clear frame LCD, even the CRTs, but the old DA-15 connector ones are rarer than 20th Anniversary Macs. Even over 10 years ago when I got mine I couldn't find one.

And while I've got my mind on Apple monitors, I kinda miss my Apple AudioVision Display. The CRT crapped out on it.
I think the AudioVision cable was Apple's first foray into all in one connectors for monitors. It had ADB, sound, and video going through it.
Problem was that the AV port on the Power Mac motherboard supported 256k colors. It was better to get the adapter and get the video from the dedicated video card.

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you can walk around anywhere talking on the phone!

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TOS wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:59 pm

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I don't understand it

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You see the spiky metal disk?

That's supposed to look like a solid circular shiny surface of metal, kind of looking like a CD.

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obvs wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:15 am

You see the spiky metal disk?

That's supposed to look like a solid circular shiny surface of metal, kind of looking like a CD.

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Looks like the pads are down to metal as well.

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Yeah, but it's a lot harder to explain why I know that to someone who has indicated not knowing much about brakes.

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I can't imagine the amount of noise that had to produce when braking to wear that disc down that much.

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obvs wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:06 pm

Yeah, but it's a lot harder to explain why I know that to someone who has indicated not knowing much about brakes.

Not my area of knowledge at all, I don't even have a driver license.

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Aaron_R wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:29 am
obvs wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:06 pm

Yeah, but it's a lot harder to explain why I know that to someone who has indicated not knowing much about brakes.

Not my area of knowledge at all, I don't even have a driver license.

ever had a bicycle? you know how the brakes had pieces of hard rubber pressing against the wheel? well, imagine there's no rubber, just metal. It's similar with car brakes. And as shown in the posted pic, car brakes are solid discs, or should be. (modern high end bikes have disc brakes like cars)

Also, in a car, that would have made a noise like a million of nails dragged across a million blackboards, and the car would have not stopped.

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I can't believe that thing ever existed. Can anybody identify it? I say publicity shot. Or maybe it's from a movie.

And it wouldn't fit the time period, but I'm imagining at least a 100" screen in front of them.

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The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was typically equipped with a 10 abreast seating layout, in a 3, 4, 3 configuration. Like this:

( [seat][seat][seat] ___ [seat][seat][seat][seat] ___ [seat][seat][seat] )

9 abreast, in a 2 5 2 config wasn't unusual either.

Other wide bodies of the era would be similarly equipped.

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That said, given the big empty space at the front of the photo, I would say it probably is a publicity shot, and quite possibly one taken in a manufacturer's static mockup (not a full airplane) for marketing purposes.

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Yeah, I agree. Probably a publicity shot for one of the aircraft makers, more inspiration than projecting the future.

I recall a such a pic from Boeing for the 747 which had a grand piano at the front of the upper deck. Could you imagine the reaction from the airLINE executives: "Wha...you know that the piano would add to the cost of every flight at no profit, right? We could...no, WILL add another row or two of seats into that space."

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It’s no grand piano, but how about a wulitzer?

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jkahless wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:42 pm

It’s no grand piano, but how about a wulitzer?

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Is that aboard the Starship?

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That was from an early (for 747s) ad from American Airlines for their Economy Coach Lounge:

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[pic is linked to original article]

So this was NOT in a 747's upper deck.

I'm sure that there were many execs in the airlines--who eventually won--objecting to the profitless waste of space.

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ukimalefu wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:38 am

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I can't believe that thing ever existed. Can anybody identify it? I say publicity shot. Or maybe it's from a movie.

And it wouldn't fit the time period, but I'm imagining at least a 100" screen in front of them.

if you cover the open space in the foreground with your hand, it ends up not looking totally unreasonable

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When the 747 first came out, a lot of airlines played around with the idea of bars or lounges onboard. They very quickly realized that they could make far more money from seats, and these flying clubrooms went the way of the dodo.

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i would rather spend eight hours in a cramped seat than a luxury couch in a room full of cigarette smoke.

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