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No, it won’t allow you to enter the Vortex, “that mysterious region where time and space are”, as Terrance Dicks so aptly put it, “one.” Nor, even if you max out the available storage options, will it give you space enough to hold the entire Matrix. Its CPU is not APC. But - let’s be honest - you don’t buy a PC casing that looks …

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Tiz the wrong colour of blue.

and therefore tacky.

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Re: Tiz the wrong colour of blue.

Depends on which doctors TARDIS, due to set changes and aging of props the old girl has had many a hue of blue.

I for one would love this to add to my TARDIS collection.

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Me too

But at £400 don't think it's gonna happen

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Re: Tiz the wrong colour of blue.

too good looking to go under a desk certainly

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Re: Tiz the wrong colour of blue.

Allegedly not from SCAN:

High quality aluminium model matches official Pantone blue colour of the original Tardis.

Very cool.

I suspect the pictures sent were modified to remove the background.

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Allegedly not from SCAN:

Time computers?

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Re: Time computers?

That would explain why the Doctor has to keep hitting it, and the showers of sparks.

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Re: Tiz the wrong colour of blue.

TARDIS collection? I just wouldn't have space to keep them... oh... wait a minute...

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Presumably they have paid the Beeb ?

for the use of the design (as a "TARDIS")

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Re: Presumably they have paid the Beeb ?

It really seems weird that the BBC should have trademark rights over the design, given that it is an MPS design, but apparently the MPS didn't do well in its case against the BBC:

http://www.ipo.gov.uk/tm//legal/decisions/2002/o33602.pdf

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Re: Presumably they have paid the Beeb ?

It was easy for the BBC to establish prior art by sending the design back in time...

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Doctor who?

SCNR

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Fair Do's

That's a pretty impressive effort (even allowing for the minor gripes that have already been posted). Bonus points for neatly integrating the optical drive tray into the "fascia".

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VoIP?

But does it have a telephone behind the small door panel?

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No, but it does have a surprising amount of space for expansion cards.

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I doubt it, it probaly has a wank £30 mATX motherboard with 1xpci-e and 1xpci

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Type forté? Oh, yes. Very good.

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Yes, I liked that too... :)

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Not too bad looking

At least it doesn't have the wood effect of the latest one on TV.

My I offer material for commentators by suggesting "Windows might be the wrong size"

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Dear Scan Computers

You have three options :

A) Give me a fifty quid royalty on each sale.

B) The Earth gets it. I've had enough of saving the poxy thing anyway.

C) I'll take one free unit in full and final settlement. Email thedoctor@gallifrey.plnt for delivery details. It's not much to ask and it'll save you a lot of trouble. You know it makes sense.

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<dribble>Cool - but only if I get a real Amy Pond to play with</dribble>

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Martha Jones!

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Tsk! Youngsters...

Sarah Jane Smith.

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Re: Tsk! Youngsters...

Peri.

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But does it vworp when switched on?

How can you review this without mentioning if it vworps when switched on? I can imagine the tears on a young boy's face on paying Mac-level prices for a TARDIS PC that doesn't vworp.

Although, mad props for the type 40 joke.

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Re: But does it vworp when switched on?

Install OS/2 Vworp.

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Re: But does it vworp when switched on?

Only if you leave the handbrake on!

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Re: But does it vworp when switched on?

I have an old Creative CDROM drive somewhere that has made a very good stab at vworping (and a very, very poor one at reading CDs) ever since I dropped it down the stairs.

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Design issues?

Even if we ignore the colour of the paint, surely they didn't place the only air inlet above all the air outlets? Did they?

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Re: Design issues?

Forget it if you overload the PSU and blow a fuse... those mercury-filled fluid links are a bugger to get hold of.

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Re: Design issues?

Since heat rises, I would expect that the top vents are for the exhaust and the PSU (on the bottom) is pulling in cool (and dirty) air and blowing it upwards like the early Pentium Slot II PSUs. The two fans would seem to be for additional stirring of the interior air so as to ensure that all the heat pockets are disrupted. Of course, if they are blowing out and the top is the input, one can still easily reverse the flow with some fairly easy wiring adjustments ;)

I also have to wonder about the comments concerning the color. One mentioned paint. Really? They don't have coloured aluminium in your time?

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Want one!

But I think near enough £1000 is a bit much.

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Re: Want one!

TheProf: "But I think near enough £1000 is a bit much."

Agreed. Just gimme the case and CD/DVD R/W with PSU and I'll build in my own engine and storage capabilities :)

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I still prefere

My own time machine: http://minicade.blogspot.co.uk/

Although it only does the 1980's

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cute!

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Yeah, but is it bigger on the inside

for expansion capabilities of course

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I have to say..

..Want!

I'll have to replace all the windows system sounds with samples of Tardis noises too. :)

..Of course there is a strong chance I'll have to look for a new companion after my girlfriend finds out I have spunked 2 grand of our savings on geeking-up the flat even more.

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Re: I have to say..

Just had a similar conversation with my wife - she phoned while I was reading, so just had to mention..

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Re: I have to say..

to save your marriage/gonads just go to bbc/radiophonatron

you'll not only have an idiot grin on your face but your bank account remains untouched

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k9

I have a working remote control k9, voice prompts, ears wiggling, nose probe extends.

i love it. herself hates it

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But I've already got a Tardis-shaped PC

Mind you, it's one with a functioning chameleon circuit so it just looks like a regular tower.

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damn... I wish I could edit posts

since I forgot to add something: Also, this

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hmmm...

looks like the Porsche 911 of pc's - in that it's a design classic with the engine is in totally the wrong place. I wish it success.

(the cd tray thing is pretty neat tho)

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After shoddy service...

many years ago from scan not even a tardis will make me part with my money....

I will always remember how that company shafted me...

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Proper on/off switch at the back.

Hopefully as a mark of the quality of the build and not because the blue lamp switch might be flakey.

Does anyone know if the lamp can be made to flash? Missed a trick if it doesn't.

And the optical drive tray ought to "mmmmmmmmm" out (sorry ,can't imitate classic series scanner sound FX in text)

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Is it a good enough time machine for XP to be installed as standard?

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Will it run Linux?

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Looking at the specs, it almost certainly will run Linux (and they sell it without OS, too).

I'm not going to splunk 1k£ to test it, however.

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It will of course contain a future proof operating system run by an intel-dimensional processor core and in case of system failure it will be protected with self replicating capabilities

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Overpriced gimmic

Great competition for the Apple fanbois though :)

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