Macs/PCs ok on desk?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Keebler, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    Hi,

    this may be a really dumb question, but i'm about to re-configure my office and i may need/want to put my macs (G4 and G5 towers) on my desk.

    So, is it a dumb idea b/c of electronic waves or some crazy stuff which can give me cancer down the road? I know this sounds dumb, but i'm serious. i spend alot of time working so i'd be having a g5, g4 and a peecee within close proximity to me.

    cheers,
    Keebler
     
  2. captainbeefheat macrumors regular

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    Never heard that before, and don't see a reason that would make this true. I've done it with many computers.

    Then again everything seems to give/prevent cancer...
     
  3. dr_lha macrumors 68000

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    The FCC requires that computers have fairly heavy sheilding. You don't have to worry about it.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, I don't think a lot of deadly EM waves are given off by computers. If you want something fun stick a smoke detector on your cheek for a few years. You might feel something. (It's a joke, please don't try it. I don't think Americium is fun.)
     
  5. plinden macrumors 68040

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    I suggest keeping them on the floor, at your feet, as close as possible to your testicles.
     
  6. Keebler thread starter macrumors 68030

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    to be expected :)


    i knew i would get at least 1 smart aleck answer back. it was a good one :)

    thanks for the feedback. i didn't realize the FCC regulations.
     
  7. balamw Moderator

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    Yeah, but you're from the great white north, FCC regulations don't extend up there. ;)

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  8. Keebler thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Csa


    True. We have the CSA which is probably like the FCC and given our ultra conservative ways, it's probably more strict (and heck, the govt probably looks at it as another way to add another tax to our lifestyle ;) lol
     
  9. terriyaki macrumors 6502a

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    There is a chance you may get AIDS so please wear a condom.













    Seriously, you'll be fine. Don't sweat it.
     
  10. MacGuy88 macrumors member

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    Back when I had a windows desktop, I liked to keep it on the desk for a few reasons...

    A) It keeps the dust and crap out of the air vents.

    B) If you have a lot of cables that you change often (in the back) it can be easier to change them as opposed to crawling on the floor.

    C) There is no reason C. mostly reason A.
     
  11. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    didnt realize ya'll had these in floweeda :D

    but then again, my sister lives in Jax, and she keeps her 'puter up on the desk too :p
     
  12. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    uh huh!...... roasted/toasted/nuked testicles.......theys b yummy :p
     
  13. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    last I heard, condoms dont werk up dere either :eek:
     
  14. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Even the Apple stores keep their powermacs on the tables right next to the 30" ACD's and speakers and everything else. Go ahead and do it, there won't be any problems.
     
  15. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    On the upside, I'm guessing the insides of your computers will get less dusty if they live on your desk. My main machines sit on carpet and get absolutely caked with dust.
     
  16. discoforce macrumors 6502a

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    Those towers are too pretty to put on the floor (the macs of course). :eek:
     
  17. adam-uk macrumors member

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    ROFL!
     

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