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Applespider
Jan 8, 2006, 01:34 PM
My Powerbook was getting seriously hot while iDVD was doing its thing rendering my iMovie video and I was getting a little worried about it overheating.

So I figured, where's the coolest place to let it do its thing? Don't worry, I closed the door so that it didn't start to defrost and drip on it! :eek: It felt much cooler when I took it out once it had finished working.

Anyone else used their Mac under extreme circumstances or in odd places?

edesignuk
Jan 8, 2006, 02:05 PM
http://upload.yo-momma.net/uploads/forums/e_in_da_bog.jpg

iMeowbot
Jan 8, 2006, 02:26 PM
Anyone else used their Mac under extreme circumstances or in odd places?
Yep. We were doing a little remodeling last summer, so I moved my rig into the barn in order to get some work done in peace and quiet. It's more comfortable than it looks, Leyland used to make some cozy seats!
http://homepage.mac.com/imeowbot/mr/img/macsetup.jpg

dcv
Jan 8, 2006, 02:39 PM
Airport cards and microwaves operate on the same frequency, right?

http://img282.imageshack.us/img282/8805/pbmicrowave0yq.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Lau
Jan 8, 2006, 03:01 PM
It's funny you mention this now, Applespider. Last week, we had a big clearout and a tidy, and it was decided that my computer stuff was becoming a bit of a hassle and a mess, so I'm now banished to the broom cupboard. It's a bit annoying, to be honest, and it's really cramped. Still, I suppose I'll get used to it....

Flowbee
Jan 8, 2006, 05:02 PM
I'm not sure if this qualifies as "extreme" or not, but for the past 3 months or so I've been keeping my G4 Cube in a pet carrier. My cats are drawn to the warm air rising through the Cube's vent, and they usually end up touching the touch-sensitive power button and turning it off. This was the best idea I could come up with to keep them away. To be honest, I wasn't crazy about the way my set-up looked at first, but it's really grown on me (I think the chrome bars look great with the glass desk).

My Setup:

G4 Cube, 450Mhz, 120GB HD, 1GB RAM
Petmate Deluxe (PM3405) pet carrier, with steel reinforced bars and handle
Dell 17" flat-panel display
iPod 2G 20GB
Evolution X-Session midi controller
M-Audio BX8 Studiophile monitor (left not pictured)
Bruce Lee Kubrick
Nintendo DS (Silver)
Nintendo Gameboy Advance SP (Red)
:cool:

OutThere
Jan 8, 2006, 05:38 PM
I've taken to playing WoW in the fireplace you see. It protects against, um...Ice Bolts...yeah.

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/576/resized50014jx.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

skunk
Jan 8, 2006, 05:49 PM
I've taken to playing WoW in the fireplace you see. It protects against, um...Ice Bolts...yeah.What a grate idea!

amacgenius
Jan 8, 2006, 06:26 PM
My desk had had some water spilled on it, so I needed to dry off the bottom of my PowerBook:

http://media.amacgenius.com/microwave.jpg

rdowns
Jan 8, 2006, 06:33 PM
My iBook is still in the closet.:eek:

ITASOR
Jan 8, 2006, 08:08 PM
Sometimes I go to use my iBook but I just can't get the darned thing to wake up!

mad jew
Jan 8, 2006, 08:23 PM
I love my desk. :)


http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d175/madjew/100_9488.jpg


http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d175/madjew/100_9487.jpg

JDar
Jan 9, 2006, 09:10 AM
Can't be too careful around the extremeironing.com web site.

iBlue
Jan 9, 2006, 10:13 AM
http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=38366&d=1136826642


http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=38373&d=1136840946

my PB likes to ride :D

iGary
Jan 9, 2006, 10:30 AM
We're out of lube at the mo, sorry. :D :eek:

http://homepage.mac.com/garybooberry/.Pictures/Photo%20Album%20Pictures/2006-01-09%2008.30.02%20-0800/Image-05B2D468812D11DA.jpg

Blue Velvet
Jan 9, 2006, 11:40 AM
I would never dream of being seen without my PowerMac at those important meetings with business clients.



http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=38246&d=1136748435

rdowns
Jan 9, 2006, 06:34 PM
We're out of lube at the mo, sorry. :D :eek:



LOL.

How can anyone use that awful orange mouthwash?

rdowns
Jan 9, 2006, 06:35 PM
I would never dream of being seen without my PowerMac at those important meetings with business clients.



http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=38246&d=1136748435

How much for a cron job?

Blue Velvet
Jan 10, 2006, 03:04 AM
We're out of lube at the mo, sorry. :D :eek:


Here. Help yourself...
https://www.wmsplc.co.uk/sharedimages/Medium/D5415.JPG

iGary
Jan 10, 2006, 06:23 AM
Here. Help yourself...
https://www.wmsplc.co.uk/sharedimages/Medium/D5415.JPG

Thanks, babe. :D

Mr. Anderson
Jan 10, 2006, 06:54 PM
No Quad yet, but that ships next Tuesday....

D


http://www.gone3d.com/extreme.jpg

iGary
Jan 10, 2006, 07:12 PM
Ooh we use the same Olive Oil - Trader Joes!!

:p

Mr. Anderson
Jan 10, 2006, 08:27 PM
Ooh we use the same Olive Oil - Trader Joes!!

:p

It makes the best popcorn - put popcorn in a large pot (pasta boiling size) covering the bottom of the pot - then cover the corn with the olive oil - let it pop, shaking it up occasionally - poor it in a paper trader joes bag and then sprinkle salt on it and shake up the bag so the salt is evenly distributed and then pour it into a bowl and eat. It tastes like it has butter on it :D

D

xsedrinam
Jan 10, 2006, 09:19 PM
Mountain top checking in...
http://img4.picsplace.to/img4/17/mountain-top.gif

iMeowbot
Jan 10, 2006, 09:22 PM
http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=38366&d=1136826642

my PB likes to ride :D
That's some wild stuff. Are the pedals original?

mad jew
Jan 10, 2006, 11:14 PM
xsedrinam, what happened to your head? :o

2nyRiggz
Jan 10, 2006, 11:32 PM
cant post a pic right now..its in a odd position with my ipod;)


Bless

Applespider
Jan 11, 2006, 08:09 AM
Hmm, I'm wondering how extreme a setup would have to be to void my insurance (non-Apple) on my Powerbook?

Could I get a great shot for this thread and a new Macbook Pro in one easy step? ;)

Chundles
Jan 11, 2006, 08:19 AM
Speaking of lube.....
http://simonworld.mu.nu/archives/ky.jpg

OutThere
Jan 11, 2006, 11:04 PM
Speaking of lube.....
http://simonworld.mu.nu/archives/ky.jpg

wow....I have nothing more to say but wow....

brepublican
Jan 11, 2006, 11:12 PM
LOL.

How can anyone use that awful orange mouthwash?
What the 'Tide'? Pssh - everyone uses that! :D

xsedrinam
Jan 12, 2006, 11:01 PM
xsedrinam, what happened to your head? :o
It's either in the clouds, gone with the wind, not logged on or behind the firewall. :p

iEdd
Jan 12, 2006, 11:39 PM
Hey iGary, you use the same citrus mouthwash as me. :D

Sammis89
Jan 13, 2006, 09:33 AM
I tried that mouthwash, and i didnt like it too much... i didnt like my breath smelling like a refridgerator citruus drawer.

Sorry for how random that was...

Deefuzz
Jan 13, 2006, 11:24 AM
LOL, some of these pics are great.

I have nothing "extreme" to share, but please keep these coming! :D

iGary
Jan 13, 2006, 11:26 AM
I tried that mouthwash, and i didnt like it too much... i didnt like my breath smelling like a refridgerator citruus drawer.

Sorry for how random that was...

Oh, that is the significant other's mouthwash.

It leaves such a stank in the bathroom in the morning I am about to ban it from the house.

Scotch does a fine job of killing germs.

bartelby
Jan 13, 2006, 11:40 AM
I'm not sure if this counts but I have and extremely untidy set up!:D

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/liam.beardsmore/desk.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a132/Carbonated_Noise/desk2.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a132/Carbonated_Noise/desk3.jpg

iGary
Jan 13, 2006, 11:42 AM
I'm not sure if this counts but I have and extremely untidy set up!:D

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/liam.beardsmore/desk.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a132/Carbonated_Noise/desk2.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a132/Carbonated_Noise/desk3.jpg

:eek:

You win.

bartelby
Jan 13, 2006, 11:47 AM
Those were taken a few weeks ago, since then I seemed to have lost the BT keyboard!;)
I aim to have a sorting out session this weekend.
Unless the bottle of whisky distracts me...
Oh, I've found the last photo in the set...
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a132/Carbonated_Noise/desk4.jpg

M-theory
Jan 13, 2006, 12:06 PM
Those were taken a few weeks ago, since then I seemed to have lost the BT keyboard!
I aim to have a sorting out session this weekend.
Unless the bottle of whisky distracts me...
Of I've found the last photo in the set...
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a132/Carbonated_Noise/desk4.jpg

stick to the Balvinnie, one of my favorites.

2nyRiggz
Jan 13, 2006, 01:00 PM
^^yea u might want to clean that up bartelby.:eek:


Bless

bartelby
Jan 13, 2006, 01:10 PM
stick to the Balvinnie, one of my favorites.

The Balvenie is my favourite too
But the Jura Superstition is very nice.
Not in shot are:
Jura Legacy
A Balvenie cask strength sample (55.4%)
Oban
and
Some JD.

iGary
Jan 13, 2006, 01:13 PM
Real men drink Lagavulin:

http://www.scotchwhisky.com/images/lagavul2.jpg

bartelby
Jan 13, 2006, 01:19 PM
Real men drink Lagavulin:

http://www.scotchwhisky.com/images/lagavul2.jpg


I'm not really a fan of the Islay whiskys.
I have a bottle of Bowmore that I have to be in a particularly masochistic mood to drink.

DJMastaWes
Jan 15, 2006, 09:15 PM
My desk had had some water spilled on it, so I needed to dry off the bottom of my PowerBook:

http://media.amacgenius.com/microwave.jpg

Where can such a wallpaper be found?

mad jew
Jan 15, 2006, 09:17 PM
In the microwave?

MinorBidoh
Jan 15, 2006, 09:31 PM
guys, bourbons are the way to go...

buffalo trace, makers mark, bulleit, knob creek and the almight woodford reserver.... mmmmm

DJMastaWes
Jan 15, 2006, 09:41 PM
In the microwave?

the Powerbook wallpaper. The argyle .

iRachel
Jan 15, 2006, 09:44 PM
Where can such a wallpaper be found?

I believe there's a link to the argyle wall paper in the January Desktops thread...I'm too lazy to go find it myself though :o

Laser47
Jan 15, 2006, 09:52 PM
Wow this thread is seriously funny, keep the pics coming.

reberto
Jan 16, 2006, 11:13 PM
I don't know whats worse. The picture of the lube or the fact that someone can lose a BT keyboard...:confused:

h0e0h
Jan 17, 2006, 12:38 AM
When i get my Rebel XT in at the end of the week i may be able to have my wife snap a picture of a re-created setup similar to the one that i'm using now. I was thinking about it and imagine, 20 years ago would we have thought that we could be surfing the web on a computer that is a monitor and keyboard and CPU all in one (laptop). Much less be watching television in High Definition? The bad thing is as i lie here replying to this thread in the most extreme of extreme setups, my waterbed, i'm thinking to myself... I have a 12" laptop and a brand new xbox360, 42" big screen, and 300+ channels in my bedroom and all i can think to do is surf macrumors and watch Beavis and Butthead reruns on MTV2. That's the life... pics of my 'extreme' setup to come soon...

bartelby
Jan 17, 2006, 02:25 AM
I don't know whats worse. ... or the fact that someone can lose a BT keyboard...:confused:


I didn't actually lose the BT keyboard. I was using that as an attempt to suggest just how untidy my desk has become. :rolleyes:

Counterfit
Jan 21, 2006, 09:25 PM
Mountain top checking in...
http://img4.picsplace.to/img4/17/mountain-top.gif
What the hell is that thing in the upper right? :confused:

Bloo Ice
Jan 21, 2006, 09:41 PM
I didn't actually lose the BT keyboard. I was using that as an attempt to suggest just how untidy my desk has become. :rolleyes:

I don't know where mine is.....yeah.....

JupiterTwo
Jan 22, 2006, 04:40 AM
What the hell is that thing in the upper right? :confused:

Do you mean the clouds? looks like Cirrocumulus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cirrocumulus) to me

Counterfit
Jan 24, 2006, 01:40 PM
Do you mean the clouds? looks like Cirrocumulus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cirrocumulus) to me
If you look closely and/or zoom in, you can see that right underneath the "clouds", there's part of a circle that is a different shade of blue. I'm thinking something got removed...

JupiterTwo
Jan 24, 2006, 04:18 PM
If you look closely and/or zoom in, you can see that right underneath the "clouds", there's part of a circle that is a different shade of blue. I'm thinking something got removed...

I see what you mean about the change in the picture. Not sure if something would have been removed (what would have been there? some other clouds?)

Perhaps it's the image compression making a muck up of the clouds?

(Mind you, he replaced his head with a powerbook in the photo, so who knows what's going on in his mind :D :D )

Counterfit
Jan 25, 2006, 04:26 PM
I see what you mean about the change in the picture. Not sure if something would have been removed (what would have been there? some other clouds?)

Perhaps it's the image compression making a muck up of the clouds?

(Mind you, he replaced his head with a powerbook in the photo, so who knows what's going on in his mind :D :D )
LunarBook Pro? :D

Melkor
Jan 27, 2006, 09:42 AM
My Powerbook was getting seriously hot while iDVD was doing its thing rendering my iMovie video and I was getting a little worried about it overheating.

So I figured, where's the coolest place to let it do its thing? Don't worry, I closed the door so that it didn't start to defrost and drip on it! :eek: It felt much cooler when I took it out once it had finished working.

Anyone else used their Mac under extreme circumstances or in odd places?

when i worry if my PB is going to overheat i put this steel baking tray i have in the freezer for a couple of minutes and then take it out and put my pb on it. works like a charm.