ExtremeTech features an interview with Blake Betz, maker of Coppertop, the great casemod pictured here: shaped struts of copper pipe are formed into a computer-shaped cage with compontents joined to cross-spaces, the whole thing remaining open to the elements and visual inspection.
I decided on the PVC since I had already seen a few of the suitcase mods, but then while at Home Depot I saw the copper plumbing pipes and thought, that's what I need to build my case out of. The structure would be the same as that of my PVC idea, but copper would ground my motherboard whereas PVC case would not. Also, you can't beat that copper shine. Finally, building the case out of copper would be me that one last excuse for finally getting my cordless Dremel, and a butane blowtorch (which also does a very good job at lighting charcoal for cooking out).
Neglected public payphones in New York City are being turned into “GuyFi” stations: a place where one can rub one out for the sake of “stress relief.” Annalee Newitz reports on the wank booths from a company named “Hot Octopus”… The company reported that at least 100 men used the booth on its opening day […]
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
A leaked Comcast memo discloses that the company’s consumer data caps have nothing to do with network congestion, contrary to its public claims. The internet service provider has often complained (such as when lobbying against net neutrality) that it must impose limits on service to prevent network congestion. The argument suggests that these measures are […]
Plastic is so 2013. You don’t want to buy something only to throw it away or lose it and barely care. You like nice things and want to hang onto them. The Plazmatic lighter here is a high quality, high tech alternative to the typical cheap, plastic lighter you get at the old gas station. […]
Real engineers build things. Super cool engineers build things with their hands and fingers, like our engineering forefathers did. No idea where to even begin to do that? This step by step Arduino course is now 92% off and is going to get you up and running, from zero to hero, in no time. So […]
How do Google and YouTube really work? It turns out, Python kind of runs things around those parts. And with this bootcamp, you’ll get whipped into shape and ready to start programming yourself. Whether you’re a Python pro and just want to sharpen your skills, or a total tech newbie with little or no coding […]