They even suck ass at choosing proper font color.
Plug 10 things into your phone and watch it's battery melt in real time!
I'm still trying not to get blind reading yellow on white background
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Doesnt even come with parallel port. 2/10.
This is petty much where the intersection of cell phones, tablets and laptop computers is going to end up eventually. You'll just set your phone down on the dock and it will charge up as it runs your displays and interfaces with other devices.
Who the fuck approved that light of a yellow for text on a white and light gray background?
I have watched these things evolve and wonder why there’s no “docking station” for phones which adapts them as a desktop- big screen, more memory, full sized programs.
I'm actually one of those people. Do you have a name? That actually looks interesting
What is this thing? It looks useful
It's for all them fortnight mobile players
I can use DeX to plug in my Note 10, but no way in hell I'm sticking a USB c dock to my phone.
There has been many convergence devices but they have all been too cumbersome. Android is not good at running a larger display.
Our best hope was Canonical's Linux phone.
Our next hope could be Apple's convergence but Apple would rather have you buy a computer and a phone.
It's going to take a company that doesn't seem hardware top free us from separate devices. IBM? Microsoft (please God no! ) Another try by canonical? Or, our new Chinese overlords?
Tim and Eric present the Cinco Phone Dock.
“Accessory not supported”
I'll admit that having a standard USB connection to a phone or tablet would be very welcome, if only for file access and backups.Edit: file, not fine.
I considered funding this just a couple weeks ago..
Design that into a case that also has a battery and I'd actually consider it.
Samsung Dex Station does a pretty good job of putting a desktop feel to a smartphone.
The extent to which some people that want the pc experience a headphone jack on their smartphone go to
I'm not sure why we are hating on this. It's awesome and I want it.
My Motorola Photon 4G already does all of that, and more. Even came with a fancy dock. But since everything has to look like an iphone they never bothered to keep up with those features.
Would a Raspberry Pi not be better?
To an extent, I agree. There was once a promise of device convergence... this simply hasn't played out. Now we're burdened with 'needing' multiple devices.
There was a pretty big kickstarter for something like that a while back...I forget the device name.
The good old days of beige. Beige everywhere, as far as the eye could see.
Gawd, I don't miss those days at all. Now, one PC with a VR headset could do a much better job (and not double your power bill in the process).
How hot is that room with all those old monitors lmao
Who needs friends when you have your own personal LAN party.
Good God. I bet each mouse only operates the view on one screen.
Oh wow. I remember getting MS Flight Simulator, and then shortly after when my parents wanted to move, going to a realtor's open house where the previous owner had left behind nothing but 9 identical CRT monitors arranged similar to this. It was an immediate fantasy.
I count 6 towers, plus 14 screens, plus all those peripherals. I'm not saying it would be cheaper to buy a real plane, but it definitely could pay for a few real lessons.
So much bezel!!!
Nah dude Barco Simulator CRT projectors with hydraulic cockpits were where it was at.
Half-ton wall units with individual 12 inch red green and blue CRT tubes.
I remember seeing those dream flight simulator workstations, OR day trader type setups from this era.
Does anyone know how all of these things were networked or synched? It seems so ridiculous and hard to use and I can't imagine what happens if one of them crashes.
I want one
I would cut like a bezzle out of poster board or something to mask off the monitors in black. Not ideal, but I think it would help complete the illusion somewhat. Just so you could have uniformity across the screens.
Nice and now the dream setup is a VR headset + dedicated controllers.
How is this done? I mean how is the different machines playing the same game??
How much do you think that cost to set up, we got to be looking at 5k plus and that's a guess
Wait, this is AFTER the year 2000?
I'm currently building a gaming rig for my sisters, boyfriends, son. I sent her this and told her to let him know this will be the final product!
It has the advantage that all those PCs would have sounded like a 747 too.
Scummy reposting bot...
Those keyboards at the bottom are now worth more than everything else in this picture combined.
Nicely done! But with use don't they become the one thing I hate most in all the universe: an RJ-45 with its retainer clip broken off.
Love it, now use a portable mini hub as a lock
This is awesome, I love it! Might have to do it myself.
Read coreless as cordless. I was very confused lol cordless cord?
Crimp with a small small loop of unsheathed cat5e and you got yourself a handy little loopback tester (wired in the proper order of course).
Does it feel sturdy? I’m about to do this right now.
Should sew some RJ45 jacks on as well and plug the zippers into them to keep the zipper closed
Neat idea! Added plus for Scotland 🏴
Love the Scotland badge! Also nice touch!
I love how the guy steals intellectual propery for every letter of his sticker and then stamps a copyright notice at the bottom.
I don't recognize the S. Help?
Coexisting does not begin with a death star
I see cocaine
Captain Ribman. Now there's a name I haven't heard in a long time.
All I want to do is stamp it with a big Aquila and the word HERESY
I want this!
Damn, I would pay double whatever it costs to have one without the row of advertising text...that’s such an awesome design!
One of my coworkers has one. I think its cool and am on the lookout for one.
Star wars Lord of the rings something X-files British show lighting bolt toy gun
Does anyone know where this can be purchased?
I thought it said "coochie",please send help
I might have that on a t-shirt.
Best ideas come out of MN!
No Firefly? 😞
is this supposed to spell something?
No Stargate :-(
I’m expecting PlayStation One Lara Croft to step out of this.
It's so strange looking and yet I can't bring myself to hate it
It needs a stadium rock soundtrack and bright blue laser bolts coming out of the front.
And the dude driving it has a a permed mullett and a headband.
Blade runner 2019
That shit is gonna break.
There's a reason why I have a 15 year old ratchet set in my toolbox... It does one thing... Ratchet.
Only if it's reliable, though. But, yeah. Cool concept.
As a mechanic, wouldn't waste my money on it
Where and how much?
This is the kind of tool you see hanging in your grandpa's or dad's garage still new and shinny as the day it was given to him as a Christmas present ten years ago.
Engineers dream, car-mechanics nightmare. It'll break before you get any use of it.
There are tons of bolts/nuts that require a lot of low pressure turning in hard to reach places that would be amazing with this tool. This is not the tool you use for torquing the bolt down hard, or breaking one loose after sitting tight for years... but it can save a ton of time when your just spinning a loose bolt.
Honey, that is the most pornographic thing I have ever seen that does not require a NSFW tag
Perfect. Now I can ignore all the mechanical advantage I get from using the long wrench handle and work out my wrist when I try to tighten anything
The person who posts where to buy these on /r/shutupandtakemymoney first is going to be swimming in fake internet points
Would be way better if it had a 1/2 drive on the handle end, and didn't break the moment you use it.
Try getting good torque on that thing would be impossible.
I have a small Facom rachet that you can rotate the handle to use as a 90° screwdriver. Not sure if it will last long but I hope so for the price it cost, it was part of a kit called R360.NANO, I love this kit in a well organized box.
This kinda reminds me of that hammer someone posted that had a storage compartment for nails near the head. You could load up a nail and hammer it in with one quick motion.
Like this it looked flimsy, unreliable, worse than existing solutions, and made of Chineseum.
Any tool made to do more than one thing doesn't do any of them well.
An engineer's dream? Ah, no. In fact, it seems nearly pointless. If you're trying to apply torque along one axis, you really don't want to drive that by applying torque along another axis... now you're intentionally applying a force that tends to pop the driver off the nut or bolt you were trying to turn. Plus, you've got that absurdly short handle to hold on to with the other hand to keep it aligned.
If you want to make me drool, it has to at least have a torque readout.
I mean, maybe, if there was a way to lock the handle to prevent it from turning. and maybe if the handle were much longer, and maybe if the material was so strong that I didn't have to worry about it breaking the tiny teeth I know are inside, and maybe if I had some hard-to-reach spot with a bolt in it that didn't need all that much torque to remove it, and maybe if...
You know what? No. Never mind, just no.
Shut up and take my money
That's sexy AF.
I need one!!!
I could put that with my geared screwdriver that no matter which way you turn it, it turns the way you want. In my loaner bag of untrustworthy, gimmicky tools.
Cease talking and accept my fiduciary transaction.
Ahh, tools designed by and build for people who don’t work with tools. Pretty.
Came for the link. Guess I'll wait...
Or... Hear me out... Pour the beer into the fucking bottle.
I could just drink it in less time.
Why not just pour the beer into the thermos to begin with?
What's the point in hiding A beer?
You could just pour it into a regular water bottle that looks exactly like that.
The only problem is if you are using this to sneak beer past security somewhere like a festival or sporting event they would just ask me why I had 12 water bottles with me. 1 would not be enough.
In the time it takes to put the bottle in the thermos, you could have drunk half of it already.
The need to conceal alcohol so one can drink surreptitiously amazes me. I mean, I used to go to any lengths to get my drink on too, but I'd simply put my mixed drink in a little thermos, not bothering to hide the actual bottle inside a different container. Been sober for a while now, so this thing and others like it are pretty entertaining. So glad I don't have to do this anymore!
I've seen these at retail stores.
I don't think they would trick anyone if you're actually trying to hide it.
if you're allowed to bring a thermos in, might as well make a nice big screwdriver or something
wish there were geek bars in north dallas.
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