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(Design Taxi)   You can't really call yourself a hipster until you get a wooden case that turns your iPad Mini into a 1905s television set   (designtaxi.com) divider line 129
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2014-02-16 09:12:22 AM  
1905? They had tv back then? That is retro
 
2014-02-16 09:37:31 AM  

Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro


Practically steampunk
 
2014-02-16 09:57:08 AM  

Nefarious: Practically steampunk

 
2014-02-16 10:19:54 AM  
Why are iPeople so farking stupid?
 
2014-02-16 10:22:20 AM  

Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro


I'm more surprised there was more than one 1905. Never learned that in school. Thanks Obama.
 
2014-02-16 10:23:15 AM  

Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro


1905s. I guess it's plural.
 
2014-02-16 10:24:42 AM  
1905s televisions are extremely difficult to find. I can see why hipsters covet them so.
 
2014-02-16 10:24:46 AM  

Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro


Don't worry, hipsters have a good understanding of history. It was just a TV, you probably never heard of.
 
2014-02-16 10:25:34 AM  
Finally! Not another day need be spent without my ipod looking like an old TV. At long last, the nightmare is over!
 
2014-02-16 10:25:36 AM  

shanrick: Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro

1905s. I guess it's plural.


1905 BCE and 1905 CE? So the Egyptians had televisions long before they had electricity and steel? I wonder what King Tut's favorite show was.
 
2014-02-16 10:26:02 AM  
Apparently no one can call themselves "retro" like this guy, at least not until he starts selling it. - The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly.

Don't worry Hipsters, I am sure one of you one day will sell out to Target or Best Buy with a similar design and make all your "retro television" dreams a reality!
 
2014-02-16 10:28:40 AM  

shanrick: Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro

1905s. I guess it's plural.


They hadn't perfected calendars yet, so there were a couple of them.  Don't even ask about the 1800's, that century seemed to go on forever.
 
2014-02-16 10:29:32 AM  
But wait, there's more!

If you buy the iPad1950s TV Case in the next 24 hours, you'll get this free 1950s Pabst Blue Ribbon beer crate!

/hate hipsters
 
2014-02-16 10:29:46 AM  
I feel like hipsters live their lives wildly swinging between deja vu and jamais vu and they exist in a deep state of confusion, depersonalization, and derealization, have no concept of linear time, and sometimes are not even aware of their location in space or time. All the while feeling uniquely, smugly awesome, knowing they are the exact center of the physical and metaphysical universe, sort of how I imagine God would exist.

Really, though, most of us are confused by your speech, actions, and rationalizations. So I just try to not make eye contact with hipsters.

Sometimes they think I'm one of them because I'm early 30s have a huge beard and long hair. But if I notice one eyeballing me, I check the time on my HTC One, and they are repelled by my unhip technology.
 
2014-02-16 10:30:02 AM  

abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid?


I too wish people would stop having fun.
 
2014-02-16 10:33:10 AM  
>>>system.shutdown
>>>msg."grammar error extreme"
>>>details."plural noun followed by singular compound noun"
>>>ignore.typo(int)
>>>query."who does television set belong to"
>>>entry('Regardless, I was yelling "fark hipsters" before you were')
 
2014-02-16 10:36:33 AM  
Screw the hipsters.

But that... that's actually pretty damn awesome.

Though not as awesome as...

media.bestofmicro.com
 
2014-02-16 10:36:35 AM  

Ooba Tooba: 1905s televisions are extremely difficult to find. I can see why hipsters covet them so.


I was kind of expecting the thing to take up a whole room.
 
2014-02-16 10:36:56 AM  
Mencken wrote, "Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. "

Some Farkers, in their obsession over the mythological beasts, hipsters, have fallen down that same sorry rat hole.
 
2014-02-16 10:37:01 AM  
Was anyone else disturbed by the 'Print a 3D sculpture of your unborn baby" in the sidebar?
 
2014-02-16 10:38:32 AM  
Steampunk computers have been around for quite some time.

www.digsdigs.com
 
2014-02-16 10:39:42 AM  
Subby made a dyslexic slip: it was supposed to be 1950s
 
2014-02-16 10:41:46 AM  

Astorix: Subby made a dyslexic slip: it was supposed to be 1950s


Which would still make him wrong.
 
2014-02-16 10:42:47 AM  

Fissile: Steampunk computers have been around for quite some time.

[www.digsdigs.com image 800x533]


Just glue some gears on it.

Astorix: Subby made a dyslexic slip: it was supposed to be 1950s


i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-16 10:43:49 AM  
Yea but I have a room full of cabinets of vacuum tubes that make my iPad look like an ENIAC.

Suck it Heepsters.
 
2014-02-16 10:44:21 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Apparently no one can call themselves "retro" like this guy, at least not until he starts selling it. - The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly.

Don't worry Hipsters, I am sure one of you one day will sell out to Target or Best Buy with a similar design and make all your "retro television" dreams a reality!


You can buy the Beatles' "White" album on vinyl at Target now. I think they even may sell a turntable to play it on.
 
2014-02-16 10:44:47 AM  
Too small, it's supposed to be a large and imposing piece, like what it is trying to be.

Would be better IMHO in a 1940's style cabinet where the screen is tiny compared to the cabinet.

Oh, maybe it's ironic....
 
2014-02-16 10:47:36 AM  

Astorix: Subby made a dyslexic slip: it was supposed to be 1950s


Here we go with the "disability" crap.  "Don't criticize me or I'll go to the EEO!"

/ Mildly dyslexic myself.
// Plus, I have dysgraphia.  Even I can't read my writing.
 
2014-02-16 10:48:09 AM  
The only kind of tv they can admit to owning.
 
2014-02-16 10:48:22 AM  

GreenAdder: Just glue some gears on it.


I think this was a pretty good effort.

industrym.com
 
2014-02-16 10:53:07 AM  
I have a 60s "Scandinavian" style TV set that I'm planning to refit with a modern flat panel.  If it turns out well, it may become a side business.

Looks kind of like this, but with shorter legs.

www.tvhistory.tv
 
2014-02-16 10:57:51 AM  

rebelyell2006: I wonder what King Tut's favorite show was.


Probably "Bullrushes" a show about suburban women and their thwarting of the law.
Or "Jew dynasty" Brought to you by those guy who want you to take two tablets and call your Rabbi in the morning.
 
2014-02-16 11:06:26 AM  

ransack.: I feel like hipsters live their lives wildly swinging between deja vu and jamais vu and they exist in a deep state of confusion, depersonalization, and derealization, have no concept of linear time, and sometimes are not even aware of their location in space or time. All the while feeling uniquely, smugly awesome, knowing they are the exact center of the physical and metaphysical universe, sort of how I imagine God would exist.


Needs some ennui.
 
2014-02-16 11:06:35 AM  

Peter von Nostrand: 1905? They had tv back then? That is retro


I liked TV 16 years before it was invented.
 
2014-02-16 11:07:06 AM  
That's incredibly awesome. Taking the characteristic arcs to either side of the screen, and using them to expose the camera and power button? A stroke of genius.

Problem is, the guy apparently doesn't really understand old TVs. They had those arcs because the picture-tube face was circular. The way he built this case, there's no room for the top of the (imaginary) picture tube. He's been brainwashed by more modern TVs with square tubes (or, of course, panels). He should've built it a few inches taller, leaving more space along the top and bottom.
 
2014-02-16 11:13:32 AM  

vudukungfu: rebelyell2006: I wonder what King Tut's favorite show was.

Probably "Bullrushes" a show about suburban women and their thwarting of the law.
Or "Jew dynasty" Brought to you by those guy who want you to take two tablets and call your Rabbi in the morning.


If I could click the "Funny" button on the mobile version, you would have my vote. Bravo.
 
2014-02-16 11:14:01 AM  
Amateurs:

1953 Bendix:
farm6.staticflickr.com

Screenshot:
farm6.staticflickr.com

1964 Sylvania color:

farm9.staticflickr.com

Closeup:
farm9.staticflickr.com

Yes, the CRT is round.  21FJP22.
 
2014-02-16 11:16:27 AM  
i had no idea that dumont was doing television sets back in 1905.  man, they were really way ahead of their time.
 
2014-02-16 11:16:43 AM  

bmwericus: Too small, it's supposed to be a large and imposing piece, like what it is trying to be.

Would be better IMHO in a 1940's style cabinet where the screen is tiny compared to the cabinet.

Oh, maybe it's ironic....


You don't bring back stuff nobody ever heard of. Retro is about gramma and grampa's tv, not some whiz bang in he home of an executive ten years before.
 
2014-02-16 11:19:26 AM  
If I was gonna mod out some electronics Id make a diesel punk computer out of like old ammo cans where it looks WWII era military.
 
2014-02-16 11:20:38 AM  

PsychoPhil: Amateurs:

1953 Bendix:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 336x500]

Screenshot:
[farm6.staticflickr.com image 640x479]

1964 Sylvania color:

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Closeup:
[farm9.staticflickr.com image 800x530]

Yes, the CRT is round.  21FJP22.


That's great, but I have a couple old 60s TV set that need CRTs.  Where do you get a new or rebuilt CRT these days?
 
2014-02-16 11:21:24 AM  

abhorrent1: Why are iPeople so farking stupid iStupid?


ftfy
 
2014-02-16 11:22:13 AM  

GameSprocket: DarkSoulNoHope: Apparently no one can call themselves "retro" like this guy, at least not until he starts selling it. - The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly.

Don't worry Hipsters, I am sure one of you one day will sell out to Target or Best Buy with a similar design and make all your "retro television" dreams a reality!

You can buy the Beatles' "White" album on vinyl at Target now. I think they even may sell a turntable to play it on.


A crappy vinyl player too that has a "retro" look.

http://www.target.com/p/crosley-cr66-rochester-5-in-1-entertainment- ce nter-with-auxiliary-input-am-fm-radio-tape-cd-player/-/A-10382955#prod Slot=medium_1_1&term=record+player
 
2014-02-16 11:24:35 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: GameSprocket: DarkSoulNoHope: Apparently no one can call themselves "retro" like this guy, at least not until he starts selling it. - The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly.

Don't worry Hipsters, I am sure one of you one day will sell out to Target or Best Buy with a similar design and make all your "retro television" dreams a reality!

You can buy the Beatles' "White" album on vinyl at Target now. I think they even may sell a turntable to play it on.

A crappy vinyl player too that has a "retro" look.

http://www.target.com/p/crosley-cr66-rochester-5-in-1-entertainment- ce nter-with-auxiliary-input-am-fm-radio-tape-cd-player/-/A-10382955#prod Slot=medium_1_1&term=record+player


Here's a picture of it for those who don't want to click onto the Target website (click on it to see the horrid reviews though).

img1.targetimg1.com
 
2014-02-16 11:25:50 AM  

GreenAdder: Fissile: Steampunk computers have been around for quite some time.

[www.digsdigs.com image 800x533]

Just glue some gears on it.

Astorix: Subby made a dyslexic slip: it was supposed to be 1950s

[i.imgur.com image 380x299]


img.fark.net
 
2014-02-16 11:28:06 AM  

zimbomba63: Astorix: Subby made a dyslexic slip: it was supposed to be 1950s

Here we go with the "disability" crap.  "Don't criticize me or I'll go to the EEO!"

/ Mildly dyslexic myself.
// Plus, I have dysgraphia.  Even I can't read my writing.




I'm dyslexic myself. If it weren't for spellcheck I would type like most people butt dial.

/it was a mistake I could have easily made. Just sayin.
 
2014-02-16 11:30:12 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: DarkSoulNoHope: GameSprocket: DarkSoulNoHope: Apparently no one can call themselves "retro" like this guy, at least not until he starts selling it. - The 'Dumont' isn't for sale but interested parties can contact Stephenson directly.

Don't worry Hipsters, I am sure one of you one day will sell out to Target or Best Buy with a similar design and make all your "retro television" dreams a reality!

You can buy the Beatles' "White" album on vinyl at Target now. I think they even may sell a turntable to play it on.

A crappy vinyl player too that has a "retro" look.

http://www.target.com/p/crosley-cr66-rochester-5-in-1-entertainment- ce nter-with-auxiliary-input-am-fm-radio-tape-cd-player/-/A-10382955#prod Slot=medium_1_1&term=record+player

Here's a picture of it for those who don't want to click onto the Target website (click on it to see the horrid reviews though).

[img1.targetimg1.com image 410x410]




Making hipsters part with their money is what big box stores do.

/ironic?
/unironic?
 
2014-02-16 11:30:14 AM  
I don't understand how this is hipster....unless you are using it in the internet - style "well it's something I don't like, therefor it's cool to call it hipster" way.
 
2014-02-16 11:30:49 AM  
Fissile:
That's great, but I have a couple old 60s TV set that need CRTs.  Where do you get a new or rebuilt CRT these days?

Nobody rebuilds CRTs anymore.  If you're fast, there's a guy with a lot of CRTs for sale, but he's only got a few days to sell 'em.

Check out: http://videokarma.org/showthread.php?t=260794

Good luck!
 
2014-02-16 11:33:03 AM  
What a 1905's Televisionvisor may look like:

www.schubincafe.com

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
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