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The MacBook Pro with Retina Display is an impressive beast with a stunning screen and top-of-the-line computing innards. That said, it’s about as repairable as a used stick of gum per iFixit. The always vigilant DIY repair company just posted its notes after spending sometime completely disassembling the new Apple MacBook Pro. But don’t expect to do the same with your new MBP. iFixit states “[The MacBook Pro with Retina Display] is, to date, the least repairable laptop we’ve taken apart.”
Apparently the new MacBook Pro is built like a MacBook Air and an iPad in that everything is custom and designed for the thinnest possible end product. The batteries are glued into place, the RAM is soldered to the logic board, it uses a custom SSD, and, worse yet, the screen assembly is all one piece, which means owners will need to replace the whole thing if something happens to any part of it.
This nonsense sort of signals the end to hometown Mac repair shops. Like the new iPad, Apple is designing products to be replaced rather than fixed. An Apple Store Genius will likely be replacing a whole lot more MacBook Pros on the spot rather than swapping out bad components. iFixit, champions of disassembling all the things, couldn’t even get the massive 94Wh battery out.
Comments about the non-repairable notebook aside, iFixit revealed the inner beauty of the new MacBook Pro. It’s hard to look at the pic of the entire assembly and not appreciate the sheer symmetrical wonder of the construction — just appreciate it from a far since you can’t fix anything anyway.
Polaroid and The Impossible Project have announced a new partnership to create a new line of instant film they’re calling “Polaroid Classic.” The two will work together to develop and produce the film, which will come in waves of six to ten products a year and be fully branded with Polaroid’s moniker. Impossible has been making and selling Polaroid-compatible film for some time now (notably in partnership with Urban Outfitters), but it’s good to see that Polaroid itself has recognized there’s an interest in retro photography that utilizes actual film and came on board to support Impossible.
The first batch of the film will actually pull from Polaroid’s final 2008 production run and work with Polaroid Image and Spectra cameras. There is…
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Picture related: The Dew can eat cats too.
A man in Illinois is suing Pepsi after claiming he found a dead mouse in a can of Mountain Dew. The man sent the mouse’s remains to the company, who now claim it’s impossible the mouse was in the can, because its remains were too intact. Hold on to your Mountain Dew loving man-tits for this one!
…Pepsi’s lawyers also found experts to testify, based on the state of the remains sent to them that, “the mouse would have dissolved in the soda had it been in the can from the time of its bottling until the day the plaintiff drank it,” according to the Record…It would have become a “jelly-like substance,” according to Pepsi…
*spitting Dew* FUFUFUFUUUUUUUUU. You know what this means, don’t you? “You’re only gonna drink store-brand citrus soda?” Mountain Breeze FTW!
Thanks to Lana, who once ran out of gas on a roadtrip and used a two-liter of Dr. Pepper to get her to to the nearest station.
First they came for Jeopardy!, then they came for our vibraphones. We still own baseball, but the “humans only” list has grown one shorter now that the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Club has birthed Vibratron, a robotic vibraphone. Vibratron’s Arduino Mega controls 30 solenoid gates that drop steel balls onto the vibration keys, producing a note; an Archimedes screw recycles the bearings, turning them once more into sweet, sweet music. We should also note that Vibratron doesn’t put decent, salt-of-the-earth vibraphonists out of work. That cacophony in the video is “Circus Galop,” written for two player pianos and impossible for humans to perform — and still pretty hard for humans to listen to. See, Vibratron is here to help you, fellow humans. At least for now. Click the video above to get acquainted.
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Video Of Escherâ€™s Impossible Waterfall A La Rube Goldberg
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Here’s a neat optical illusion of Escher’s impossible waterfall running in a sort of Rube Goldberg setup. It comes by way of YouTube user mcwolles.
There’s a lot of buzz out there surrounding EVs; why shouldn’t there be? So far, the mass marketed EVs: the Volt and the Leaf, with the Focus Electric and Tesla Model S on the way, are pretty exciting. The offerings seem to be pretty solid, but as of right now, the cars aren’t selling in huge numbers. Adding to the gloomy forecast, a panel of experts thinks EVs are over-hyped and Obama’s plan to sell 1 million EVs by 2015 might be impossible.
While we hope to make it to a million in the next few years, the panel concluded that it may be difficult unless major changes occur. John D. Graham, Dean of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, said that, “President Obamaâ€™s dream is appealing and it may be achievable, but there are big barriers to overcome before the mass commercialization of electricÂ vehicles will occur.” So what barriers is he talking about?
Not to be party poopers, the panel suggests that the government needs to fund the roll out more aggressively and spend more on research. It’s quite an infrastructure change and there needs to be an “unusual degree of cooperation between industry and government, and a clear focus on the needs and concerns of consumers,” said Gurminder Bedi, a Ford executive involved with the panel. The panel does say that one of the greatest challenges for consumers is price. Not only are EVs overpriced, but requiring a $ 2,000 home charger will turn people away.
New EV incentives are being planned that will allow for customers to get an instant $ 7,500 tax credit at purchase, something they have to claim during tax season now.Â It’s a difficult balance. Lobby for government incentives too hard and the people will get mad at the whole EV program. Don’t push hard enough and companies risk missing out on a business opportunity.
Personally, my thoughts are this: it’s only 2011, a lot can happen in the next 4 years. What’s the motive behind this panel? Let’s not pack up and go home yet. The Focus Electric and the Model S aren’t even out yet. What do you think?Â You can read the entire study here.
Larry Ellison on HP’s Mark Hurd lawsuit: ‘virtually impossible for Oracle and HP to continue to cooperate and work together’
Uh, wow. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison just released a statement in response to HP suing former CEO Mark Hurd for taking a position as Oracle’s co-president, and well, just read it:
Oracle has long viewed HP as an important partner,” said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. “By filing this vindictive lawsuit against Oracle and Mark Hurd, the HP board is acting with utter disregard for that partnership, our joint customers, and their own shareholders and employees. The HP Board is making it virtually impossible for Oracle and HP to continue to cooperate and work together in the IT marketplace.
Yeah. Homeboy isn’t playing around. Of course, HP’s entire lawsuit hinges on the court agreeing that HP and Oracle are actually direct competitors in the enterprise space, and, as the lawsuit points out, Oracle itself has filed SEC reports saying its hardware and software products “compete directly” with HP and other companies, so perhaps this is all more sound than fury, but at this point we wouldn’t count on a quick settlement putting all this to bed anytime soon.
P.S.- We told you Larry Ellison would say something bonkers again.
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Remember back in March when the Impossible Project rolled out its Sepia Polaroid PX100 film for the SX-70 and PX-600 cameras? Well, we heard then that color film was in the pipeline and that it would hit this summer. Well, here we are, and you can definitely order the film as of quite recently, and it looks like its got a ship date of August 2nd. Now, you probably won’t be surprised to hear that the film isn’t cheap — $44 for a Starter Pack of 3 packs of 8 shots each — but if you’re into the instant photo game, you’ll want to scoop it up, because we have a feeling the film might be a hot item in the coming days.
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