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(Some Guy)   Everything you every wanted to know about setting a NeXT Cube on fire.   ( simson.net) divider line
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2282 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Aug 2001 at 10:37 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-08-10 10:43:25 AM  
noooo! Cubes were cool...

I have two NeXTstations at home still...
2001-08-10 10:58:58 AM  
i didnt read all of it, too long, did it burn?
2001-08-10 11:02:15 AM  
NeXT cubes were made out of magnesium. You figure it out :)
2001-08-10 11:47:13 AM  
that was lame.
2001-08-10 11:47:28 AM  
did it say they wear tinted goggles? b/c Magnesium burns so brightly that if stared into, it will damage your eyes. perhaps even blind someone temporarily or permanently.

And everything I've ever read says that magnesium produces very toxic fumes depending upon the alloy and any external surfaces (like paint or grease). I wonder what the true verdict is...
2001-08-10 12:10:59 PM  
That was kind of a tedious read, but the last sentence of the memo was classic:

"...if I had it to do all over again, you can be sure that I wouldn't take the cube that was supposed to be installed underneath your desk."
2001-08-10 12:15:50 PM  
I'm going to print that out for the next time I have insomnia. YAAAAAAAAWWWWWWNNNN!
2001-08-10 12:22:16 PM  
Hey, I liked it :)

-= rei =-
2001-08-10 12:47:44 PM  
Can you capture magnesium burning brightly on analog film and then show someone a picture and damage their eyes?
2001-08-10 01:17:34 PM  

You know, I'm not sure. Elaine started out to be a chemistry major, she'd probably know. Let me repeat your post into a paper bag, close it up really quickly, and then open it for her when I get home. :)

-= rei =-
2001-08-10 01:18:01 PM  
No, Wordman. Photo paper can only render white as bright as the original paper. White is produced when no light hits the paper during exposure. There's no way to 'dodge' the exposure to produce a brighter white. ;)
2001-08-10 01:53:57 PM  
i got a couple nextcubes. i lost hte password for them. i dont care :).
2001-08-10 02:03:58 PM  
The guy is a moron. He lives in Berkeley, yet stillinsists on spelling Fremont as Freemont. I hope he catches on fire as well.

-he who stacks pork
2001-08-10 05:50:33 PM  
I believe what we are all seeing is a demostration of male postering while protecting his/her lungs from children.

-No sense Fridays, Cancer free, 9 out of 10 dentist agree.
2001-08-10 07:13:00 PM  
I am sorry this man is my hero... Wordy true but cool yes... anyone that will go to such lenghts to burn something... gotta give him credit...
2001-08-10 11:00:54 PM  
What a long borning diatribe about burning a hunk of metal... this guy is obviously a jr arsonist in training or something.
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