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Build a “Hackintosh” Mac Pro for $800

I’ve already said that I’d buy my next computer whole, not build it myself, but this looks tempting enough to make me reconsider. In a nutshell, someone over at Lifehacker figured out a way to build the equivalent of the Mac Pro (which starts at $2499 for 1GB RAM and a 250GB HD) for less than $800 (with 4GB RAM and a 500GB HD), and run Leopard on it.

It looks like a pretty involved process, but I don’t think it’d take more than a day or two of work for someone relatively comfortable with the idea of futzing with computer technology, and it’s potentially a savings of over $2,000 (a Mac Pro configured with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB HD runs $3,327).

Can’t say for sure I’ll try it. I will say that I am intrigued.


November 13, 2007 Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry, How-To, Mac | 11 Comments

The Da Vinci Score

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The real Da Vinci Code is based on music. 🙂

Apparently, by placing a musical staff across Da Vinci’s painting of the Last Supper, the positions of the loaves of bread and the hands of Jesus and the Apostles become notes. When read from right to left (which fits with Da Vinci’s writing style), the melody becomes apparent.

November 13, 2007 Posted by | Music, News | 2 Comments

Melody Road

Have you ever noticed a change in pitch whenever you pass through a patch of ridged road? Japan takes it to the next level by creating actual melody lines in the road by varying the spaces between ridges. Driving over these roads at 28 mph seems to be the optimum speed for your listening pleasure.

November 13, 2007 Posted by | Music, Video | 2 Comments

Gibson Robot Guitar

I would love to have this for a piano.

November 13, 2007 Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry, Music, Science and Technology, Video | 1 Comment