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Cool. Will a CDROM drive work if it's submerged in the stuff? And perhaps more importantly, does it look like water?

It does look like water. The solid state components of a computer don't care about whether the environment is gas or liquid, as long as it is non-corrosive and non-(electrically)-conductive.

But the HD and CD drives are not solid state, and not designed for the increased resistance to their mechanisims. I would be very surprised if any worked. Be thankful you own a Mac with FireWire booting.

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It does look like water. The solid state components of a computer don't care about whether the environment is gas or liquid, as long as it is non-corrosive and non-(electrically)-conductive.

But the HD and CD drives are not solid state, and not designed for the increased resistance to their mechanisims. I would be very surprised if any worked. Be thankful you own a Mac with FireWire booting.

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The HD is sealed, isn't it? I just wanna put my comp in a bucket of the stuff and then tell my shocked friends that it was dirty and I wanted to clean it
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It's a myth that Hard Drives are sealed. They are in fact not.

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It's a myth that Hard Drives are sealed. They are in fact not.

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Well nuts. There goes that idea
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Well nuts. There goes that idea

Take a hard drive, insert the cables and set the jumpers. Then go out and buy a bucket of Polyester. Put some duct tape over the seals and bolt holes. Then just dip the drive into the polyester and let it dry. Repeat this a few times. You'll soon have yourself a watertight disk.
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Take a hard drive, insert the cables and set the jumpers. Then go out and buy a bucket of Polyester. Put some duct tape over the seals and bolt holes. Then just dip the drive into the polyester and let it dry. Repeat this a few times. You'll soon have yourself a watertight disk.

lol, I'm not that desperate
post #87 of 216
Here is my poor excuse for a mockup, done in Illustrator. Let the bashing commence. There are two firewire ports on the fronside of the tower. It has a hot swoppable harddrive and two full size bays for additional drives on the front. It is aluminum housed in a lucite shell. There is an airport extreme antenna in the handle. The innards are whatever you imagine.

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Take a hard drive, insert the cables and set the jumpers. Then go out and buy a bucket of Polyester. Put some duct tape over the seals and bolt holes. Then just dip the drive into the polyester and let it dry. Repeat this a few times. You'll soon have yourself a watertight disk.

Or, take a hard drive, do all the other stuff then shove it in a condom and make sure the knot's real tight. Lots quicker (actual time is dependent on how good you are with condoms ).

Oh, and hard drives aren't sealed up watertight, but they are usually dustproof: that's what the little stickers saying "don't remove this if you want to live" do. I know this because I have taken lots off...

Oh, and chilleymac... no. Too many MDD/El Capitan carryover features to justify making a change (though top marks for ditching those front bullet-holes), and that huge-ass handle makes it look totally lopsided: every Ive Mac has been symmetrical in overall form, with only irritating things like I/O ports and power keys spoiling the effect...
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It's a computer bathed in oil for cooling. Over time, most oils will cause fiberglass and other weak plastics to break-down though.

Actually, you could just use water. Contrary to popular opinion H20 is not conductive. Unless of course, you dope it with salts or other impurities.
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post #90 of 216
That stuff cost like 60 dollars a gallon.

Have fun pissing ur money away for stupid tricks.

Its for hardcore overclockers who can aford to burn cpus
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This one is still my favorite, and by far the sweetist computer case I've ever seen. I may even try to build one someday

The next one seems more like something along the lines of what we might see from apple.

but it lacks that excellence of Apple design team feel. Unlike the one above.

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post #92 of 216
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This one is still my favorite, and by far the sweetist computer case I've ever seen. I may even try to build one someday

Damn, thats one sweet box!

A bit too extreme for Apple though.
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I think/hope for something along these lines, not as angular and not all the same chrome. I think more brushed metal or alumninum then the chrome finish which will finger print up all to hell.
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I think both of the above are nasty, especially the big transparent 'X'.

They are not at all Ive-Like
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Actually, you could just use water. Contrary to popular opinion H20 is not conductive. Unless of course, you dope it with salts or other impurities.

Does that look like pure water to you?

The Fluorinert idea is interesting, though expensive and evaporates quickly. The military did experiments with breathing oxygenated Fluorinert for deeeeeeeeeeep diving, IIRC. Think the pink stuff from Abyss.
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Wheee, on a more positive note, this provides some info:

"Page 1
3M
TM
Fluorinert
TM
liquids are a family of clear, colorless, odorless, inert per-fluorinated fluids having a viscosity similar to water but approximately 75%
greater density. These non-flammable liquids have set the standard in the electronics industry for 40 years, meeting the demanding and diverse requirements of many heat transfer, manufacturing and testing applications. Fluorinert liquids are thermally and chemically stable, compatible with sensitive materials, including metals, plastics and elastomers, and are practically non-toxic.
Fluorinert liquids are completely fluorinated, containing no chlorine or
hydrogen atoms. The strength of the carbon-fluorine bond contributes to their extreme stability and inertness. This chemical structure also results in very low intermolecular forces, low surface tension and essentially no solvent action on non-fluorinated compounds.
The dielectric strength of perfluorinated liquids is high-in excess of 35,000 volts across a 0.1 inch gap. Water solubility is on the order of a few parts per million. The nominal boiling point of each fluid in this series is determined during their manufacture. Fluorinert liquids are available with boiling points ranging from 30ºC to 215ºC and pour points as low as -101ºC."

I don't see it happening, but a clear case filled with this stuff, but (obviously) showing the machine's guts would be kinda cool IMHO.
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Wheee, on a more positive note, this provides some info:

"Page 1
3M
TM
Fluorinert
TM
liquids are a family of clear, colorless, odorless, inert per-fluorinated fluids having a viscosity similar to water but approximately 75%
greater density. These non-flammable liquids have set the standard in the electronics industry for 40 years, meeting the demanding and diverse requirements of many heat transfer, manufacturing and testing applications. Fluorinert liquids are thermally and chemically stable, compatible with sensitive materials, including metals, plastics and elastomers, and are practically non-toxic.
Fluorinert liquids are completely fluorinated, containing no chlorine or
hydrogen atoms. The strength of the carbon-fluorine bond contributes to their extreme stability and inertness. This chemical structure also results in very low intermolecular forces, low surface tension and essentially no solvent action on non-fluorinated compounds.
The dielectric strength of perfluorinated liquids is high-in excess of 35,000 volts across a 0.1 inch gap. Water solubility is on the order of a few parts per million. The nominal boiling point of each fluid in this series is determined during their manufacture. Fluorinert liquids are available with boiling points ranging from 30ºC to 215ºC and pour points as low as -101ºC."

I don't see it happening, but a clear case filled with this stuff, but (obviously) showing the machine's guts would be kinda cool IMHO.

I've got to say, I don't see that happening. I actually test this stuff. Well, maybe not that exact stuff, I'm not entirely sure, but stuff like it. At any rate, there would be two reasons. One, if you had a leak in your case, flourinated chemicals do NOT have a pleasant odor. Two, as is written up there, they are much denser than water. A case with a bunch of water would be heavy enough, let alone something that is practically twice as dense.
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The quote says Fluorinert is odorless...
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The quote says Fluorinert is odorless...

Woops, sorry! Not reading carefully enough.......
At any rate, the stuff would still be way to heavy.
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post #100 of 216
As I said, I doubt it'll happen - in fact as the 970s (assuming they are used) seem to run quite cool by all accounts, I doubt there's a need for it.

I would argue though that making the cases leak proof would be a trivial problem, especially as not all of the innards would need to be liquid coled anyway.

But it'd still be cool
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Woops, sorry! Not reading carefully enough.......
At any rate, the stuff would still be way to heavy.

I don't know if you're joking or not, but Fluorinert wasn't really brought up for serious consideration. A) You need a Fluorinert bath for it to dissipate heat effectively, or you need some kind of secondary cooling. The set-up also needs to be sealed since the stuff evaporates rather quickly.

Heft is a non-issue as a result.
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I think both of the above are nasty, especially the big transparent 'X'.

They are not at all Ive-Like

I think nasty is a bit harsh. I don' think Apple is going to release boxes that are as "in your face" as those two, but they have potential. The al one would look nicer if it were not as chrome and was a bit more rounded in the edges. The X would look nicer with more of a silvery look and with the X a little toned down. They are nice concepts though.

But hey, maybe Ive will take us completely by suprise like he did with the "new" iMac.
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Anyone remember these?

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Th0r
[B]Anyone remember these?

I DO! That micraphone that was supposed to be real. Wasn't that an April fools joke?


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I DO! That micraphone that was supposed to be real. Wasn't that an April fools joke?

I think it was a custom built overclocked water cooled PowerMac from a company in Finland. Apple killed the project though
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I think it was a custom built overclocked water cooled PowerMac from a company in Finland. Apple killed the project though

Yeah! Right. Like anyone is going to believe that. But I guess you did.? That's a Photoshop mochup of an old Sure Micraphone. That thing never existed.
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post #108 of 216
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Yeah! Right. Like anyone is going to believe that. But I guess you did.? That's a Photoshop mochup of an old Sure Micraphone. That thing never existed.

Ok. I may be wrong about that picture, but wasn't it some company a couple o' years ago that had taken the PowerMacs and rebuilt them with som sort of "cool"-ing tech?
Think it was introduced at some event in Helsinki Finland on the first of April 2001
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For those curious, the Shure microphone is here. They still offer it for sale.
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Yeah, they were called Xtrem. Their website used to be www.xtrem.com. At some point they were actually shipping a $30 jumper block for overclocking. I don't know if the Xtrem mac was a hoax or an overly ambitious plan or if Apple killed it but it certainly never saw the light of day.
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Yeah, they were called Xtrem. Their website used to be www.xtrem.com. At some point they were actually shipping a $30 jumper block for overclocking. I don't know if the Xtrem mac was a hoax or an overly ambitious plan or if Apple killed it but it certainly never saw the light of day.

Thanks man!
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Anyone remember these?


I can just see someone pulling up in their Chrysler Limited Edition and unloading one of those.
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I don't know if you're joking or not, but Fluorinert wasn't really brought up for serious consideration. A) You need a Fluorinert bath for it to dissipate heat effectively, or you need some kind of secondary cooling. The set-up also needs to be sealed since the stuff evaporates rather quickly.

Heft is a non-issue as a result.

No, I wasn't being serious, just pointing to an obvious problem. I should just leave "wild speculation land" alone........
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Nevertheless I am still convinced it was a big load of ____.
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post #116 of 216
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Take a hard drive, insert the cables and set the jumpers. Then go out and buy a bucket of Polyester. Put some duct tape over the seals and bolt holes. Then just dip the drive into the polyester and let it dry. Repeat this a few times. You'll soon have yourself a watertight disk.


Umm, last i checked polyester was a synthetic fabric, perhaps you meant Polyurethane?
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Umm, last i checked polyester was a synthetic fabric, perhaps you meant Polyurethane?

Polyurethan is often a part of a polyester. The name polyester is used on many different polymers where monomers are connected with an ester.
Polyester is used reinforced with glass fibres i plastic boats f.x. There are also many other uses for polyesters including textiles fx fleece jackets.
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whoops, guess thats why i never did well in chemestry
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post #119 of 216
Those xtrem machines were nice... it was during 2000 or 2001, right? The fastest chip at that time was still <500Mhz G4. Their CRT display looked mediocre anyway.

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For a thread supposed to be about Mock-Ups, it sure is lacking in Mock-Ups.

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