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Steve Jobs' Yacht "Venus" unveiled in Aalsmeer the Netherlands (with video)
Mac Daily News ^ | 10/28/2012

Posted on 10/28/2012 8:12:44 PM PDT by Swordmaker

“Earlier this year, it was revealed that French designer Philippe Starck was working with Dutch shipbuilder Feadship on a new yacht for the family of Steve Jobs,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors. “The yacht had been mentioned in Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs as a project he had been working on since 2009, but the ship was not completed before his death last year.”

“Dutch site One More Thing now reports [Google translation] that the ship, christened “Venus”, has officially launched, with Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs and their three children participating in the event,” Slivka reports. “The aluminum-hulled ship is said to be 70-80 meters in length and features seven 27-inch iMacs lined up in the wheelhouse to help run the controls.”

Read more at onemorething.nl


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: alamo; applepie; bellybutton; harrypotter
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1 posted on 10/28/2012 8:12:52 PM PDT by Swordmaker
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To: Swordmaker

Looks more than a little bit ugly. Does it come with an Obama-Phone?


2 posted on 10/28/2012 8:15:39 PM PDT by Lockbar (I promise to purchase one box of ammunition every week.)
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To: Swordmaker

iYacht!


3 posted on 10/28/2012 8:16:45 PM PDT by ImProudToBeAnAmerican (REMEMBER CHIK-FIL-A!)
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To: Swordmaker

That is not a pretty yacht.


4 posted on 10/28/2012 8:17:59 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Lockbar
"Looks more than a little bit ugly"

Uh, it's unique. Precedent breaking. Avante Garde.

5 posted on 10/28/2012 8:18:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; Aliska; altair; ...
Steve Jobs' family yacht "Venus" launched in the Netherlands. —PING!


Controlled by seven 27" Apple iMacs, the Jobs' family Yacht "Venus" Ping!

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Discuss technical issues, software, and hardware.
Don't attack people!
Don't respond to the Anti-Apple Thread Trolls!
PLEASE IGNORE THEM!!!

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6 posted on 10/28/2012 8:19:04 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: Lockbar

“Looks more than a little bit ugly. “

As if it was a Frank Loyd Wright yact design.


7 posted on 10/28/2012 8:19:26 PM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Lockbar

Agreed. Nothing elegant about this boat.


8 posted on 10/28/2012 8:19:40 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: DJ MacWoW

If it has cold and hot running chicks, it’ll be fine.


9 posted on 10/28/2012 8:20:05 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Being female, that’s not a “selling “point. LOL


10 posted on 10/28/2012 8:21:32 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Swordmaker

It looks like the memorial on top of the USS Arizona.


11 posted on 10/28/2012 8:22:12 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: Swordmaker

Where is the rest of the bow? and all of the wow?

Steve would not have been happy, looks nothing like an Apple Product


12 posted on 10/28/2012 8:22:37 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Paladin2

Where are the rounded edges? /s


13 posted on 10/28/2012 8:23:06 PM PDT by topspinr
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14 posted on 10/28/2012 8:23:29 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: Swordmaker

Looks Starck to me - no sheer, no curves, cold.


15 posted on 10/28/2012 8:25:46 PM PDT by ImProudToBeAnAmerican (REMEMBER CHIK-FIL-A!)
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To: Swordmaker

ugly


16 posted on 10/28/2012 8:25:46 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Swordmaker

Is this like a floating iBook?


17 posted on 10/28/2012 8:26:16 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Paladin2
Uh, it's unique. Precedent breaking. Avante Garde.

looks like a river boat.

18 posted on 10/28/2012 8:27:30 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Swordmaker

Guilty.

19 posted on 10/28/2012 8:28:53 PM PDT by TChad
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To: GeronL
Where is the rest of the bow? and all of the wow?

As for the bow? Here:

Polished stainless steel.

20 posted on 10/28/2012 8:29:02 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Uh, I was talkin' about uh, free running chickens.

Yep, that's it, sustainable dinners.

Cluck.

21 posted on 10/28/2012 8:29:10 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: dragonblustar
"looks like a river boat. "

Could be a gun boat. Swift Boat.

TOTUS yacht.

22 posted on 10/28/2012 8:31:35 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Swordmaker

Surpisingly ugly on the day she was born.

Will be a joke’s punchline in ten years.

The bridge is uglier than a 1960 power plant’s control room.


23 posted on 10/28/2012 8:31:40 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Lockbar
Dang!!!
I hope the inside of that sucker looks better than the outside............Uuuuuuuuuggggggggggly, ugly, ugly, ugly.
Wouldn't mind having the money it cost, but still ugly.
24 posted on 10/28/2012 8:32:03 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Swordmaker

It seems to be missing a gun turret like the USS Monitor had!


25 posted on 10/28/2012 8:32:41 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Swordmaker

Is it a yacht or a barge?


26 posted on 10/28/2012 8:33:14 PM PDT by oldbrowser (An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
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To: GeronL

Actually, I think Steve would have been happy. In his personal life, he was very much into minimalism. This yacht fits a minimalist mindset, at least to my eyes.


27 posted on 10/28/2012 8:33:48 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Swordmaker

Frank Lloyd Wrightish


28 posted on 10/28/2012 8:33:59 PM PDT by BOOHA
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To: Swordmaker

That is “steel” an ugly boat


29 posted on 10/28/2012 8:34:35 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Paladin2

30 posted on 10/28/2012 8:35:47 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Swordmaker

You can play Pong across several decks....


31 posted on 10/28/2012 8:36:12 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Swordmaker

I think refurbishing and upgrading an old naval vessel would be cool, though


32 posted on 10/28/2012 8:36:36 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ImProudToBeAnAmerican
Looks Starck to me - no sheer, no curves, cold.

Coldness is one problem with minimalism.

33 posted on 10/28/2012 8:36:36 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Swordmaker

money didn’t give him good taste in yachts...reminds me of willy bills presidential lib..


34 posted on 10/28/2012 8:37:07 PM PDT by goat granny (.)
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To: Swordmaker

Looks like a gigantic floating refrigerator.


35 posted on 10/28/2012 8:37:54 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Swordmaker
Methinks Ive as a design consultant would have been helpful...

(I'm still not sure I understand the bow configuration.)

36 posted on 10/28/2012 8:38:50 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Paladin2
Uh, it's unique. Precedent breaking. Avante Garde.

You forgot "Magical".

37 posted on 10/28/2012 8:39:38 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Swordmaker

LIBERALS who LOVE LUXURY?????????????????????????????????


38 posted on 10/28/2012 8:40:36 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: Leroy S. Mort

Unicornicical.


39 posted on 10/28/2012 8:41:45 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Leroy S. Mort

Unicornical.


40 posted on 10/28/2012 8:42:10 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: goat granny
money didn’t give him good taste in yachts...reminds me of willy bills presidential lib..

I'll give you odds that it will be copied by other yacht builders in the future. . . just as every other Steve Jobs project has been copied.

41 posted on 10/28/2012 8:43:30 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: Paladin2

Yeah, and in another 8 months there’ll be an upgraded version.


42 posted on 10/28/2012 8:44:21 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Swordmaker

IShip. You don’t even need to be alive to run it.

There is an app for that.b


43 posted on 10/28/2012 8:46:03 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

While I bet the transom does all types of oragami-esque opening, folding, launching, water slides, tenders, platforms - this is the ugliest transom.

The high decks exude elitism - provides safety and security and privacy - allows all on board to conveniently observe the unwashed masses.

Definitely the first - and last - in a series. Remember Halcyon?


44 posted on 10/28/2012 8:47:09 PM PDT by ImProudToBeAnAmerican (REMEMBER CHIK-FIL-A!)
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To: Leroy S. Mort

I hate to be contrary, bit I love it! Looks easy to clean


45 posted on 10/28/2012 8:47:18 PM PDT by cajungirl
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To: Leroy S. Mort

I hate to be contrary, bit I love it! Looks easy to clean


46 posted on 10/28/2012 8:47:28 PM PDT by cajungirl
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To: cajungirl

You won’t need to. There’s an all-Chinese crew to do the menial stuff.


47 posted on 10/28/2012 8:54:56 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Swordmaker
top picture looks like a Laundromat
48 posted on 10/28/2012 8:59:47 PM PDT by goat granny (.)
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To: cajungirl
I think it looks like a suitable Captain's gig for the Mother Ship:


49 posted on 10/28/2012 9:00:01 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: topspinr
> Where are the rounded edges? /s

That was my first thought! Steve was, and Jon is, all about "Rounded Rectangles" and everything Apple makes uses them throughout.

As one who grew up around sailing ships on the Chesapeake bay, the so-called lines of this boat are a horror to the eyes.

I'm really very turned off by it.

50 posted on 10/28/2012 9:04:17 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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