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  Topic: Steve Jobs
Mobius

Replies: 12
Views: 5266

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:02 pm   Subject: Steve Jobs
He was not a nice man by any definition of the word "nice".

He was a dead-beat Dad, never donated any of his money (unless it was done anonymously), was famous for his mis-treatment of em ...
  Topic: Want to build Usonian - Advise?
Mobius

Replies: 85
Views: 54855

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:37 pm   Subject: Want to build Usonian - Advise?
Having taken on the challenge to build a home based on FLW's Jacobs #1, I can tell you that no matter how much you think it is going to cost, add 50% to it to come out with a price closer to what it w ...
  Topic: Article: What's so great about Fallingwater?
Mobius

Replies: 7
Views: 3361

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:51 pm   Subject: Article: What's so great about Fallingwater?
As non-geniuses, it's easy for us to dismiss the claim that Frank "did nothing" for seven months. What we can't easily understand is that the mental capabilities of persons who are genuine g ...
  Topic: The Frank Lloyd Wright computer
Mobius

Replies: 4
Views: 3071

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 10:59 pm   Subject: The Frank Lloyd Wright computer
Protip: But you don't care. Despite these flaws. Smile
  Topic: Mobius?...Hypnoraygun? Are you still with us?
Mobius

Replies: 16
Views: 5642

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 10:57 pm   Subject: Mobius?...Hypnoraygun? Are you still with us?
Yes yes - I am still in the land of the living.

So too, fortunately, is the home I built in Christchurch. In fact it took no damage whatsoever. As it should, because it was built like the proverbia ...
  Topic: If you were building a house today...
Mobius

Replies: 7
Views: 3902

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:17 pm   Subject: If you were building a house today...
Large overhangs. Insulated tilt-slab concrete construction - requiring no finishing. Polished concrete floors in wet areas, cork tiles in the others. Almost-flat roof construction. Almost no painting ...
  Topic: Would FLW approve of "Tilt Slab" concrete construc
Mobius

Replies: 6
Views: 3424

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:05 pm   Subject: Would FLW approve of "Tilt Slab" concrete construc
I know Frank was enamoured with concrete - as it is such a plastic material, and will form any shape you want with relative ease. I also recall, from my reading of "Building With Wright" by ...
  Topic: Wright in the movies
Mobius

Replies: 30
Views: 14292

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:43 pm   Subject: Wright in the movies
In fact most of the footage from Bladerunner is NOT shot in the Ennis house. From memory only about 2 minutes of it is "genuine Ennis".

The producers along with Riddley Scott, were allowe ...
  Topic: What health problems can cats cause to humans?
Mobius

Replies: 6
Views: 3137

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:35 pm   Subject: What health problems can cats cause to humans?
By far the most prevalent is Toxoplasmosis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplasmosis

Up to 1/3 of the entire world's population is infected with the parasite. If you own a cat is it almost ce ...
  Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright's struggles with officialdom
Mobius

Replies: 80
Views: 34343

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:33 pm   Subject: Building Wright-style
You may or may not be interested to learn of my experience when I built my version of Wright's Jacobs #1.

Initially I created my own drawings using nothing but the 1.2m x .6m grid (slightly larger ...
  Topic: Goetsch-Winckler Usonian house
Mobius

Replies: 67
Views: 69303

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:52 pm   Subject: Goetsch-Winckler Usonian house
I have a lot of photos of the GW residence up at http://4sure.co.nz/gw/
  Topic: Completed Entertainment Cabinet Built In
Mobius

Replies: 21
Views: 9712

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:33 pm   Subject: Completed Entertainment Cabinet Built In
The speaker is covered up when the TV is being viewed? I'd never countenance such a design! Even though it hides the TV - TV's should be connected to stereo equipment - even with only two speakers it ...
  Topic: First Wright house with radiant floor heating
Mobius

Replies: 63
Views: 34674

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:23 pm   Subject: First Wright house with radiant floor heating
Fascinating topic. What amazes me about the system FLW employed is what they didn't know about basic things at that time. For example, it was not known that steam follows the hottest pipe, and it ther ...
  Topic: Do you use a PC or a Mac?
Mobius

Replies: 21
Views: 8131

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:12 pm   Subject: Do you use a PC or a Mac?
I use 4 PCs and 2 Macs.

I have to say that I find the Macs simultaneously the best thing since sliced bread *AND* the most retarded and intentionally crippled devices I have ever owned.

I have a ...
  Topic: FLLW and his cars
Mobius

Replies: 13
Views: 6501

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:04 pm   Subject: Hmmm. Bugatti? Ferrari? Lamborghini?
I can see him buying a Bugatti Veyron, and then having it seized by the bank 5 months later.

Then, perhaps he'd have a Mercedes SL convertible for the wife, and a Porsche Cayenne Turbo for himself.
 
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