Coooooool. Where’s the part that lets you watch instantly? Oh wait, that’s Netflix.
what is that?
What key does it use???
Bummer… I thought it might be a DVD/CD library for a home theater system or data storage server… alas it is only a vending machine.
"A DVD/CD library for a home theater system or data storage server"?
You mean… a "hard drive"? O_O
Thats cool I always wondered how that worked!
you want to see awesome, Watch cable TV's 'The History Channel's' 'Modern Marvels'–Deliver It episode and see the Netflix mail centers
That machine like a Ramac IBM, the first Hard disk of decade 60's, 5 mb. take a look in ramac.
Huh, that dark-grey box at the upper left, is that a UPS?
Must be an very important vending machine to have one.
Yeah it is. well it has a computer in it, so they have to put in a UPS. From the back it looks like a Dell GX260 or one of the others in a similar style. I wonder what OS they run.. hopefully not windows XP. though according to this image they probably do… http://greg.porter.name/wordpress/wp-content/uplo…
Pretty cool, I like seeing stuff like this. I've never bought a Red Box DVD, do each of them have a bar code or RFID tag so that the machine can sort them when you drop it off and know where they are?
Nobody is being particularly clever by pointing out that a hard drive could do this job better. Yeah, so?
Take a look at the very clever mechanical engineering that's going on inside this machine, it's a very elegant and clever design. Appreciate it on that level, and quit being such a tech-snob.