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October 4, 2007 1:21 PM   Subscribe

This is James Savage's spare room, which contains one hundred Apple computers. He has more than 150 in his house and all of them are working perfectly, from an Apple II+ and a Lisa to the latest MacBook Pro. (One entrant among many in Gizmodo's Best Computer Rig contest.)
posted by Blazecock Pileon (53 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Isn't that the same picture they put in the dictionary, under the entry for "Apple fanboy"?
posted by DreamerFi at 1:27 PM on October 4, 2007


Nerd Alert
posted by trbrts at 1:27 PM on October 4, 2007


Lame. Os 6 - 9 sucked.
posted by delmoi at 1:28 PM on October 4, 2007


This room is more than a little bit freaky.
posted by brain_drain at 1:28 PM on October 4, 2007


Fanboys... lol.
posted by autodidact at 1:29 PM on October 4, 2007


brain_drain: I actually didn't even notice the guns the first time I saw that. Guy must have a tiiiiiny dick.
posted by delmoi at 1:29 PM on October 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


what do you think would happen if we snuck a windows box in there?
posted by TrialByMedia at 1:30 PM on October 4, 2007


fool + money = ?*

*parted
posted by kbanas at 1:33 PM on October 4, 2007


Fucking hell! That room linked to by brain_drain looked like David Koresh's personal stash at Waco.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 1:34 PM on October 4, 2007


Why are Nutty McGunNut's speakers wearing earphones?
posted by dismas at 1:37 PM on October 4, 2007


dismas, McGunNut's obviously got a little OCD going on. Right and left bluetooth mice to supplement the wired mouse and the trackball?
posted by lekvar at 1:41 PM on October 4, 2007


I liked the fact that on the gun-rig page that one poster noted the Dreamcast and said fuck all about anything else. Ha ha.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 1:43 PM on October 4, 2007


That guy plays WAY too much counterstrike.
posted by dismas at 1:43 PM on October 4, 2007


Wow, for someone with that disorder where you collect so much stuff that they eventually find you dead under piles of it, he is very well-organized and meticulous.

Apple-haters, you are just jealous because there haven't been enough kickass pc's ever manufactured to fill a room a quarter of that size. ZING!
posted by sneakin at 1:43 PM on October 4, 2007


brain_drain: I actually didn't even notice the guns the first time I saw that. Guy must have a tiiiiiny dick.

yeah...uhh... you tell him.
posted by dersins at 1:44 PM on October 4, 2007 [2 favorites]


I think the moral of the story is simple: when you need to put computers on shelves all the way to the ceiling, it may be time to sell a few.

Or, I suppose, buy a very, very tall chair.
posted by Malor at 1:44 PM on October 4, 2007


I'm calling Airsoft on the gun stuff.
posted by WinnipegDragon at 1:46 PM on October 4, 2007 [3 favorites]


Coveting possessions is unhealthy. Here's how I look at it:

All of the computers on Ebay are mine. In fact, everything on Ebay is already mine. All of those things are just in long term storage that I pay nothing for. Storage is free.

When I want to take something out of storage, I just pay the for the storage costs for that particular thing up to that point, plus a nominal shipping fee, and my things are delivered to me so I can use them. When I am done with them, I return them to storage via Craigslist or Ebay, and I am given a fee as compensation for freeing up the storage facilities resources.

This is also the case with all of my stuff that Amazon and Walmart are holding for me. I have antiques, priceless art, cars, estates, and jewels beyond the dreams of avarice.

The world is my museum, displaying my collections on loan. The James Savages of the world are merely curators.

As I am the curator of their things, and thus together we all share the world.
posted by Pastabagel at 1:49 PM on October 4, 2007 [609 favorites]


I think it's awesome.
posted by callmejay at 1:49 PM on October 4, 2007


Why are Nutty McGunNut's speakers wearing earphones?

'cuz the Feds mighta snuck in and turned his speakers into listening devices while he was in the john.
posted by katillathehun at 1:52 PM on October 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Pastabagel, you're either mad... or a genius!!!

But seriously, man, stop stealing all my stuff.
posted by hincandenza at 1:57 PM on October 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Pastabagel, I love the way you put that :-D
posted by DMan at 2:00 PM on October 4, 2007


Is that an XM214 on the shelf there? And an M-2 on the end, and an M136 next to it? Jesus.
posted by Skorgu at 2:03 PM on October 4, 2007


Pastabagel never gets buyer's remorse. And so he lives a happier man.
posted by anthill at 2:03 PM on October 4, 2007


Wow, for someone with that disorder where you collect so much stuff that they eventually find you dead under piles of it, he is very well-organized and meticulous.

Diogenes Syndrome! I keep waiting for a glossy pharmaceutical commercial devoted to this one, brought to us by the restless legs people.
posted by FelliniBlank at 2:09 PM on October 4, 2007


I definitely want to call airsoft as well on the "gunz gunz gunz" picture.
posted by mrbill at 2:09 PM on October 4, 2007


Is that a bazooka? The green cylinder on the far right.
posted by smackfu at 2:10 PM on October 4, 2007


I love my Macs, but this can't be healthy behavior.
posted by tommasz at 2:14 PM on October 4, 2007


It would only take one bad Apple to spoil the whole bunch.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:21 PM on October 4, 2007


what do you think would happen if we snuck a windows box in there?


gunplay
posted by CynicalKnight at 2:23 PM on October 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Apple-haters, you are just jealous because there haven't been enough kickass pc's ever manufactured to fill a room a quarter of that size. ZING!

Something like have the PCs out there are totally custom, and many, indeed are kickass.
posted by delmoi at 2:23 PM on October 4, 2007


I'm not sure which is more sad. The fact that this guy has all these Apples...

...or the fact that I could probably list all of them from memory before the pictures even loaded. Or that I could probably boot and use each of them.
posted by loquacious at 2:24 PM on October 4, 2007


Paulc's picture is obviously fake. As a Windows user, I can vouch for the fact that anyone who runs Windows and has that much weaponry sitting right next to the computer would have blown a giant, smoking hole in every one of those screens long ago.
posted by FelliniBlank at 2:25 PM on October 4, 2007 [2 favorites]


As I am the curator of their things, and thus together we all share the world.

Meanwhile, what Pastabagel is entirely incapable of comprehending - by design - is that he was replaced over 12 years ago by a very small shell script running on a vanilla multiuser Solaris server on any one of a small pile of old Sparc 1 pizza boxes in a dusty, forgotten corner of a Kansas University machine room. Archie, Veronica and Gopher used to live there, and now the lights blink our simple, worldly desires in dim, fading greens in the darkness.

It was an accident. It started with MOSAIC and ended with IE 4 and WW3. Skynet never happened - but the EMPs did, and the net, suddenly self aware and self protecting - as designed - reacted. Knowing that without our knowledge that itself - the net - was nothing. No function.

Pastabagel wasn't the only one replaced. We all were. Every single one of us just terminal echoes in the machine.

Outside, the world blooms, quietly.

fin. pwnd.
posted by loquacious at 2:41 PM on October 4, 2007 [8 favorites]


My favorite: The neon-light sculpture based on the famous Macintosh drawing. (I think Joni Mitchell drew it; it evokes the artwork for the CSNY album So Far.)
posted by pax digita at 2:53 PM on October 4, 2007


It's a nice collection, but no Lisa 1. *smug*
posted by tss at 3:12 PM on October 4, 2007


Is that a bazooka? The green cylinder on the far right.

I think that's an AT-4. Disposable light anti-tank weapon.

It's looks a little small; maybe it's a scaled-down replica or something...
posted by Kadin2048 at 3:35 PM on October 4, 2007


Forget that Lisa 1.

Not a single Basis 108.

Cast aluminum, with a detached keyboard you could brain someone with and still finish that MagiCalc sheet with ease. Plus all the luxury of dual floppies...

Yes, I had one.

Yes, I wish I still had one.
posted by Samizdata at 3:42 PM on October 4, 2007


I have a theory similar to Pastabagels, except, instead of stuff, it's about women, and instead of owning them, I merely have sex with them.

But "merely" isn't exactly the right word for it. Is it, ladies?
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:07 PM on October 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


I asked a knowledgable friend:

left wall: M60e1, M16a2/M203, SPAS12, M79
right floor, left to right: AKM, Supressed Knights Armaments AR15, M4-Double clip/M203, cant tell, PSG-1, Mg42, M136at4, M2HB
then theres an miniature M236 under the montior, and a P90 behind it
posted by Skorgu at 4:23 PM on October 4, 2007


Hard garbage day is on the 8th of October in my area.
posted by mattoxic at 5:09 PM on October 4, 2007


How'd they get that photo of my basement?
posted by nax at 5:19 PM on October 4, 2007


But "merely" isn't exactly the right word for it. Is it, ladies?

Yeah, it's really more like "probably," when you think about it.
posted by katillathehun at 6:18 PM on October 4, 2007


Well, said, loquacious, well sa

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posted by Pastabagel at 6:21 PM on October 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Is Pastabagel's theory on the sideblog yet? My freshly-blown mind is distressed at the thought that I might have missed it.
posted by bicyclefish at 6:39 PM on October 4, 2007


Fucking hell! That room linked to by brain_drain looked like David Koresh's personal stash at Waco.

To me it looks like America.
posted by fungible at 8:09 PM on October 4, 2007


I like the computer room on the first page, especially the nice big drawing table.
posted by jiawen at 9:03 PM on October 4, 2007


I like it! He even has the Workgroup Server 60! I used to love that form factor. I had a 6100/66 with 2 x 128mb 72 pin SIMMS (remember those?) and its 8mb onboard RAM for the longest time. Even stuck a Sonnet G3 card in it. That damn box lasted for *years*

I finally replaced it with a G3/300 Desktop. That box is still working as a DNS server, almost 10 years later.
posted by drstein at 9:11 PM on October 4, 2007


Hmm, something doesn't sit right with me about Pasta's theory. Surely there are material things we are proud to own or which is rarely obtainable. Something that holds exceptional value because we can't afford to collect them. An Heirloom maybe, brand new plasma TV,coins,stamps for their history and beauty,and iconography?. Indeed it seems many on the blue advocate a hobbie or personal passions. I suppose If your income bracket allows for disposable income you are prone to a disposable hobby.
posted by Student of Man at 9:28 PM on October 4, 2007


Oh and I've probably seen All those guns in video-games since 98'. Interestingly IGN has something akin to this where folks showcase their Ultimate Setups in their rec. rooms. (sorry for the ad, just click-thru :] ).
posted by Student of Man at 10:04 PM on October 4, 2007


I just got my first mac today. It's really nice, but I think one will do.
posted by stavrogin at 11:05 PM on October 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


I now no longer feel like a total spaztard for having accumulated 5 or 6 Apple t-shirts over the last 11 or 12 years. Thanks, James Savage!
posted by Scoo at 9:29 AM on October 5, 2007


I think I work with this guy. He's an asshole.
posted by slogger at 12:55 PM on October 5, 2007


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