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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

You should then scorch your buttocks on AppleTV's Intel chip to even it out.

I hope the next Apple TV uses Intel's new Atom processor. I love that thing.

* It also wouldn't be so bad to do away with IDE and actually embrace SATA.
* A bigger version supporting regular 3.5" drives would be nice too.
* As would a built in iPod dock capable of playing content from any iPod; your friend's included.
* DVR capabilities too, but...

Yeah.
post #42 of 59
The G5 (PowerPC 970) is a scaled-down version of IBM's POWER4 processor with an Altivec processing unit tacked on for good measure. The POWER4, being a chip targeted at more massive computing environments, was not exactly designed with power consumption and heat dissipation in mind.

It was a great idea at the time, but IBM was unwilling and unable to scale it. Promising Steve Jobs a 3GHz part and not delivering it to him is not exactly a good business decision.
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Anybody know where Ballmer was last night? Just asking.
post #44 of 59
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Originally Posted by Dunks View Post

Hydrogen. cell. batteries.

You heard it here first people.

Nope. Hydrogen causes an explosion, not a lot of smoke damage. You might hear "a lot of water damage" to indicate a major fire.
post #45 of 59
They could have put it out earlier if they had used an iHose.
post #46 of 59
Ahhhh.....

The old Valley Green buildings, across the street from the newer Infinity Loop campus, and down the street from the old Mariani headquarters. I spent way too much time in the halls and cubicles of those older Apple buildings.

For the life of me I cannot recall if this was one of the buildings where they literally had a huge walk-in, working space vault, complete with guards, where I first saw internet camera prototypes and models of what would later become mainline Macs. Way cool.

Or perhaps this was where Larry Tesler once housed his ATG (Advanced Technology Group) folks, but I think that was Valley Green 3.

Ah, the good old days....
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post #47 of 59
Maybe something to do with the iPhone kill switch?
post #48 of 59
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Originally Posted by justflybob View Post

Ahhhh.....

The old Valley Green buildings, across the street from the newer Infinity Loop campus, and down the street from the old Mariani headquarters. I spent way too much time in the halls and cubicles of those older Apple buildings.

For the life of me I cannot recall if this was one of the buildings where they literally had a huge walk-in, working space vault, complete with guards, where I first saw internet camera prototypes and models of what would later become mainline Macs. Way cool.

Or perhaps this was where Larry Tesler once housed his ATG (Advanced Technology Group) folks, but I think that was Valley Green 3.

Ah, the good old days....

When I worked there, it was R&D for CPUs (as they were called then). Could have been the old ATG house, but Larry was out on Bubb Road with the Newton (I think).
post #49 of 59
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Originally Posted by wraithofwonder View Post

Does this mean the Apple Hydrogen Fuel Cell Hovercraft with traffic avoiding artificial intelligence satellite hookup, auto drive and Blu-ray player shall be delayed?

Unfortunately, its looking like it will be.
post #50 of 59
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Originally Posted by David Stevenson View Post

When I worked there, it was R&D for CPUs (as they were called then). Could have been the old ATG house, but Larry was out on Bubb Road with the Newton (I think).

You Apple veterans, what does your guts tell you will be the effect on Apple's product schedule because of this?
Is this a disaster or is there anything to worry about at all?
post #51 of 59
I'm gonna need a free year for this.
post #52 of 59
Glad no one was hurt. Perhaps a battery overheated.
post #53 of 59
Meth labs tend to explode violently, not just burn.
post #54 of 59
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Originally Posted by Olternaut View Post

You Apple veterans, what does your guts tell you will be the effect on Apple's product schedule because of this?
Is this a disaster or is there anything to worry about at all?

Don't worry.....they use Time Machine.
post #55 of 59
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Originally Posted by applestockholder View Post

What is a "three alarm fire"?????

A three alarm fire is a fire where the original responders (the first alarm) have to call for additional help twice (the other two alarms).
post #56 of 59
The Lama

The one-l lama,
He's a priest.
The two-l llama,
He's a beast.
And I will bet
A silk pajama
There isn't any
Three-l lllama.*

\t-- Ogden Nash

*The author's attention has been called to a type of conflagration known
as a three-alarmer. Pooh.
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post #57 of 59
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Originally Posted by Olternaut View Post

You Apple veterans, what does your guts tell you will be the effect on Apple's product schedule because of this?
Is this a disaster or is there anything to worry about at all?

Nah, no real problemo from my perspective. Redundancy was (and hopefully still is) ingrained into everything you do there - whether you're an full-blown employee or consultant.
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post #58 of 59
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Originally Posted by David Stevenson View Post

When I worked there, it was R&D for CPUs (as they were called then). Could have been the old ATG house, but Larry was out on Bubb Road with the Newton (I think).

Yes, I have to go along with you on where Larry's actual office was, but there was a time where I was meeting with the CPU group (sounds silly to say now, doesn't it?) regarding acceleration and the group involved was clearly part of ATG. Come to think of it, some of them did move over to the newer campus to work on the Newton. Funny how you forget the details until someone says the secret word?
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post #59 of 59
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Unfortunately, its looking like it will be.

Forgive me, but I must blame you.
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