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ANUS debunks Apple Computer, Inc (AAPL)

Trendy Hipster Art Deco Computers Proven to Be 3X as Expensive as Superior Hardware

6/13/2003 20:12:06 CST

Why You Have to Be Insane to Buy Apple Products

Apple - $1,999 White Box PC - $700

Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5 1GHz frontside bus/processor
512K L2 cache/processor
512MB DDR400 SDRAM Expandable to 4GB SDRAM
160GB Serial ATA
16x SuperDrive (double-layer)
Three PCI Slots
ATI Radeon 9600 128MB DDR video memory


Motherboard: ABIT AG8-V Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 915P ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $99.00

Processor: intel Pentium 4 530J Prescott 800MHz FSB LGA 775 Processor Model BX80547PG3000EJ - Retail $173.99

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 SATA NCQ ST3160827AS 160GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM $97.00

Memory: CORSAIR XMS 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Model CMX512-3200C2 - Retail $61.00

DVD: PLEXTOR Beige 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 4X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner - OEM $84.99

Video: ATI ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 100-714116 ALL-IN-WONDER Radeon 9600 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail $137.50

Case: ASYS N7650 Beige/Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply - Retail $23.99

Keyboard: LITE-ON SK-900 Beige 104 Normal Keys 19 Function keys Function Keys PS/2 Wired Slim Keyboard - Retail $5.25

Mouse: Microsoft P58-00001 White 3 Buttons 1x Wheel USB Optical Mouse - Retail $12.00

Total: $700

A street copy of Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition goes for about $85; Linux and FreeBSD are free to download; it may cost you up to $1 for the CD-Rs on which you put them. All three work better than the bloated MacOS.

About ANUS

The American Nihilist Underground Society advocates nihilism, or a removal of interpretive layers from our perception of physical reality, as a means of transcending illusion. Nihilism denies value and purpose, which are byproducts of the human desire to judge reality and make a consensual "social reality" that by seizing on a single material factor misses the intelligible, or design-based, knowledge we need to adapt to reality. ANUS has been promoting nihilism since 1987.


About Nihilism

Nihilism is the belief that nothing we perceive has Absolute value; reality exists, but beyond its inherent meaning to us as the physical container of our existence, it has no significance outside of what we perceive. "The world is my representation," indeed. When we strip away all of the values projected onto physical reality and its outcomes, we are left only with personal ideal and natural ideal, and bringing the former into adaptation with the latter is the lifetime task to which nihilism is a gateway.