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"The billionaire was famously humble about many aspects of his lifestyle. He lived in a normal house on a normal suburban street in Palo Alto, California, not some massive mansion out in the mountains. He wore jeans, a black turtleneck sweater and New Balance tennis shoes, a basically thrifty choice for a man who could afford his own cashmere farm."

Source and photo of boat: http://news.yahoo.com/steve-jobss-secret-yacht-looks-giant-iphone-004847219.html

Just over a year after Steve Jobs's death, shipbuilders in Aalsmeer, Holland have finally finished the yacht that the Apple visionary spent years designing -- stealthily, of course. Boy, does it look like an Apple product. Her name is Venus.

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Built entirely out of aluminum, the yacht was designed by Jobs personally along with some help from French designer Phillipe Stack. It's a big one, too. The ship measures between 70 and 80 meters, but because of the aluminum construction, it's lighter than your typical yacht, giving it a bit of an edge when it comes to speed. It doesn't lack amenities, either. The front of the ship is equipped with a uniquely large sun deck with a jacuzzi built in. Behind that comes an all glass cabin that's topped with a bridge equipped with seven 27-inch iMacs that handle the ship's navigation and controls. When you take a step back, squint a little and turn your head to the left, it sort of looks like an iPhone 4 with the strip of windows around the middle and the clean lines.

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Jobs's yacht project might seem a little out of character at first. After all, the billionaire was famously humble about many aspects of his lifestyle. He lived in a normal house on a normal suburban street in Palo Alto, California, not some massive mansion out in the mountains. He wore jeans, a black turtleneck sweater and New Balance tennis shoes, a basically thrifty choice for a man who could afford his own cashmere farm. He also drove a very nice car, but it wasn't rapper nice. That is, it wasn't a Bentley or an Aston Martin or a Maybach -- just a Mercedes. (Ok, now we're stretching the humble thing, but you get the point.)

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We now know that Steve Jobs was not a stranger to the finer aspects of being filthy rich, luxuries like chrome-coated yachts and custom-built private jets. But hey, the guy wanted to retire one day, and so what if he wanted to live like a king after building the world's most valuable technology company. Walter Isaacson wrote about the yacht in his biography of Steve Jobs, who had evidently been working on the project alone for six years:

After our omelets at the caf

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How exactly does this look like a "giant iPhone"?

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That's got to be the most hideous thing afloat, except perhaps the effluent in a third world river.

Is that a row of iMacs at the 'bridge'? If so, that's insane, but I like the two domes at the top. They look like the shield generators of an Imperial Star Destroyer, which is quite fitting. It's not hard to imagine this as a big gay Star Destroyer, with Steve as Darth in a white robotic life support suit.

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How exactly does this look like a "giant iPhone"?

My thoughts exactly.

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That is one ugly baby! Style just went right out the window

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That's got to be the most hideous thing afloat, except perhaps the effluent in a third world river.

Is that a row of iMacs at the 'bridge'? If so, that's insane, but I like the two domes at the top. They look like the shield generators of an Imperial Star Destroyer, which is quite fitting. It's not hard to imagine this as a big gay Star Destroyer, with Steve as Darth in a white robotic life support suit.

the overall shape of the whole boat is reminiscent of the star destroyers

you can't really take this evil empire analogy any further

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The biggest thing to happen to the yacht since the yacht!

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It looks like an iphone because it has clean lines?

It is not that bad but the chrome looks horrible.

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It's really... homosexual I guess.

Perhaps I thought of this because there is a gay bar down the street also called Venus.

Apple... scaled up to ship size.

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It is not that bad but the chrome looks horrible.

Yeah it's THAT BAD. I'm sure every other rich dude with a mega yacht is ****ing themselves laughing!

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Jobs's yacht project might seem a little out of character at first. After all, the billionaire was famously humble about many aspects of his lifestyle. He lived in a normal house on a normal suburban street in Palo Alto, California, not some massive mansion out in the mountains. He wore jeans, a black turtleneck sweater and New Balance tennis shoes, a basically thrifty choice for a man who could afford his own cashmere farm. He also drove a very nice car, but it wasn't rapper nice. That is, it wasn't a Bentley or an Aston Martin or a Maybach -- just a Mercedes. (Ok, now we're stretching the humble thing, but you get the point.)

Humble? FFS! His choice of clothes and other 'humble' traits were the result of mental illness. There was nothing humble about him. He was a lunatic.

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It looks like an iphone because it has clean lines?

No. It's because it will shatter at the slightest touch.

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No. It's because it will shatter at the slightest touch.

that's because you're driving it wrong

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I bet those radar domes on top connect directly to his iPhone. He can probably hold it wrong and still get a bar or two.

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How does this look like an iphone?

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You are sailing it wrong! :shiftyninja:

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It's really... homosexual I guess.

I'm pretty sure ships don't actually have a sexual orientation. Interesting guess though.

Perhaps I thought of this because there is a gay bar down the street also called Venus.

Yes. Perhaps.

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Humble? FFS! His choice of clothes and other 'humble' traits were the result of mental illness. There was nothing humble about him. He was a lunatic.

Some of you guys really impress me how you manage to say the most idiotic things just to troll.

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thats a seriously fugly piece of kit

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Some of you guys really impress me how you manage to say the most idiotic things just to troll.

The guy went through 67 different nurses who weren't good enough for him and refused to wear an oxygen mask because it wasn't designed elegantly enough for him.

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Yeah it's THAT BAD. I'm sure every other rich dude with a mega yacht is ****ing themselves laughing!

I don't know. When I was in Kuwait, the mall there has a dock and there were some weird yachts out there too. Yellow colored, others had lots of chrome too. It is really ugly on a boat. I do not think they care what they look like. It just who ever has the largest yacht wins.

No. It's because it will shatter at the slightest touch.

It is made of of Aluminum so it is pretty light weight and strong and I saw other yachts with more glass on them. what surprises me is that for someone that is a minimalist why all that chrome.

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The guy went through 67 different nurses who weren't good enough for him and refused to wear an oxygen mask because it wasn't designed elegantly enough for him.

That's not a mental illness.

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That's not a mental illness.

So you'll settle for epic c*nt? I can't think of any other excuses.

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So you'll settle for epic c*nt?

Damn, we must be in high school.

Hating on a public figure it's so cool.

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Damn, we must be in high school.

Hating on a public figure it's so cool.

Yeah, you should see me lay the smack on Mother Teresa. Now there was one messed up individual who deserved everything she got.

Seriously, you have to be drinking some serious Kool-Aid to not realize that Jobs was nuts. But then the RDF sure does have a strong influence on the weak minded.

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