OSX link to big cats is perfect - Macs have 9 lives

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by doug.hall, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. doug.hall macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2005
    I am amazed....

    I purchased my mac 12 months ago and 2 weeks after that I spilt a pint of guinness on it (I know it's such a waste of a pint but ... it still worked afterwards:) This weekend my girlfiend and I had an argument and she threw my PB acoss the room claiming I love it more than her (I hate to admit she's probably right). When it finally hit the floor it had lost 4 keys and was baddly brused however IT STILL WORKS!!!!! I can't believe it. If I breath on my work PC it breaks but this mac just keeps on going. Maybe the next release of macs or OSX should be based on a cockroach;)
  2. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    So are you saying when Apple finally releases OSXI they will go backrupt? :eek: :rolleyes: :D
  3. doug.hall thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2005
    Nope; cut ouf the head, tail, whatever, it will keep fighting.
  4. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    I hope she's now an ex-girlfriend. She sounds a tad unstable! If she gets that upset about a computer, I hate to think what would happen if something more serious came up in your relationship.
  5. doug.hall thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2005
    ... too true.Not an ex yet but heading that way. However she keeps hanging in there by refering to 20th March (type it into Google) - how can I break up yet......:D
  6. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    Because it's cheaper to buy both professionally than a new Powerbook? :p
  7. doug.hall thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2005
  8. mjstew33 macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
    I do know how that feels! My step mom hit my iBook 5 times and broke the screen very badly.
  9. dan-o-mac macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY
    Thanks I did not know this...march 20th is now officially "steak and blowjob day":D :eek:
  10. EGT macrumors 68000


    Sep 4, 2003
    WHAT? :eek: I'd seriously run away and never talk to her again. She sounds dangerous!

    "When it finally hit the floor" - Did it bounce!? :( OUCH.
  11. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    If Macs only have 9 lives then how do explain the fact that we're running OS X right now? :eek: :D

    Yeah, the only problem with Macs lasting so damn long is that it makes justifying buying a new one that much harder when you don't really "need" a new one. ;) :cool:
  12. disconap macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2005
    Portland, OR
    Steak and blowjob day?
  13. johnnybluejeans macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2006
    New York, NY
    First, if you have to wait until March 20th to get a blowjob from your girlfriend, that is reason enough to get rid of her.

    Second, if she is that violent with your Powerbook, are you sure you want to trust your guy to her teeth?
  14. macit macrumors member


    Feb 7, 2006
    Austin, TX

    I hear you loud and clear! I've never had a hardware (or large software) problem with my macs... ever. :rolleyes:
    die, my iMac!
    die, my eMac!
    I want a MBP!!! :) :p

    is speed and design "justification"?

    p.s- I don't hap Apple Care on either of em so... probably a good thing:D
  15. Kingsly macrumors 68040


    I figured out how to kill a Mac...
    Buy a new one!
    Seriously, my eMac has been great- never any problems whatsoever. As soon as I bought my MBP (well, within a few days) it has had two kernel panics, refuses to mount and firewire devices, refuses to mount CD's, etc. Its like I offended it. :D
  16. ncook06 macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2006
    Tampa, FL
    It just knows that you're pushing it away. It's like a girlfriend that thinks you're going to break up with her, so she breaks up with you first to save her dignity. I'm only shocked because macs are normally more faithful than women. Hope my gf doesn't read this :D
  17. p0intblank macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2005
    New Jersey
    She actually threw your PowerBook...? Wow. If a girlfriend ever did that to me, I would seriously freak out and never speak to them again. That's just uncalled for. I hope you asked her to pay for the repair. :(
  18. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
    20th March 1995: Nerve gas attack on Tokyo subway (top search results from Google)

    I don't wanna dash your hopes, but are you sure what she is actually referring to? :)
  19. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    Yeah, that's my issue as well. I have a 17" 1.25 GHz G4 iMac, and it works flawlessly. With 1 GB of RAM in it, it is snappy and does everything I need it to. How can I possibly justify buying a new Mac? ;) :D

    Actually, I do have my wish list for my next Mac. When the iMac meets all of these specs, then I will indeed probably upgrade:

    dual core Conroe proc
    20" display (min)
    1 GB RAM (min)
    500 GB HDD (min)
    Blu Ray optical drive (burner)
    802.11n built-in
    iLife 07 pre-installed
    OS X 10.5 Leopard pre-installed

  20. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    What's so special about that day? :confused:

    * 1413 – Henry V becomes King of England.
    * 1602 – The Dutch East India Company is established.
    * 1739 – Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
    * 1760 – The "Great Fire" of Boston destroys 349 buildings.
    * 1815 – Napoleon enters Paris after escaping from Elba with a regular army of 140,000 and a volunteer force of around 200,000, beginning his "Hundred Days" rule.
    * 1848 – King Ludwig I of Bavaria abdicates.
    * 1852 – Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin is published.
    * 1856 – Costa Rican troops rout Walker's soldiers
    * 1883 – Signature of Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.
    * 1899 – At Sing Sing prison, Martha M. Place becomes the first woman executed in an electric chair.
    * 1904 – Aleister Crowley invokes Horus in Egypt and declares the start of the New Aeon known as the Aeon Of The Crowned And Conquering Child.
    * 1913 – Sung Chiao-jen, a founder of the Chinese nationalist party (KMT), is wounded in an assassination attempt and dies 2 days later.
    * 1914 – In New Haven, Connecticut, the first international figure skating championship takes place.
    * 1916 – Albert Einstein publishes his theory of relativity.
    * 1922 – The USS Langley is commissioned as the first United States Navy aircraft carrier.
    * 1933 – Giuseppe Zangara is executed in Florida's electric chair for fatally shooting Anton Cermak in an assassination attempt against Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
    * 1942 – General Douglas MacArthur, at Terowie, South Australia, makes his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he says: "I came out of Bataan and I shall return".
    * 1948 – With a Musicians Union ban lifted, the first telecasts of classical music in the United States, under Eugene Ormandy and Arturo Toscanini, are given on CBS and NBC.
    * 1952 – The United States Senate ratifies a peace treaty with Japan.
    * 1956 – Tunisia gains independence from France.
    * 1964 – The precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organization) is established per an agreement signed on June 14, 1962.
    * 1965 – In Naples, Italy, France Gall wins the tenth Eurovision Song Contest for Luxembourg singing "Poupée de cire, poupée de son" (Wax doll, talking doll).
    * 1966 – The World Cup is stolen from Central Hall, London
    * 1969 – In Gibraltar, John Lennon and Yoko Ono get married.
    * 1974 – A failed kidnap attempt is made on Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips in The Mall, outside Buckingham Palace, London.
    * 1976 – Patty Hearst is found guilty of the armed robbery of a San Francisco, California bank.
    * 1979 – REXX programming language created
    * 1985 – Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod dog sled race.
    * 1986 – Jacques Chirac becomes Prime Minister of France
    * 1987 – The Food and Drug Administration approves anti-AIDS drug AZT.
    * 1990 – Ferdinand Marcos's widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering.
    * 1993 – A Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes in Warrington, northwest England, killing two children.
    * 1995 – Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway killing 12 and wounding 1300 persons.
    * 1996 – In Los Angeles, California, Erik Menendez and Lyle Menendez are found guilty of first-degree murder for the shotgun killing of their parents.
    * 2000 – Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after a gun battle that leaves a Georgia sheriff's deputy dead.
    * 2003 – 2003 invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries begin military operations in Iraq.
    * 2005 – A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits Fukuoka, Japan, its first major quake in over 100 years. One person is killed, hundreds are injured and evacuated.
  21. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Go to Google, type in 'March 20th' (with the 'th' on the end,) and hit "I'm Feeling Lucky". Then you'll understand.
  22. Dustintendo macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2005
    if a girl ever threw one of my computers id make a trenchcoat out of her
  23. FireArse macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2004
    Apple Mac rule

    My girlfriend knows her place. I have my Dual 2GHz G5 and 23inch screen. She's NOT allowed to touch either. Should she do so and cause damage - three words...

    Small Claims Court

    Same will be for my car when I get it. She'll only be allowed to sit in it IF she agrees its better than hers and that she wont touch anything. Yesterday she wiped her hands all over the windscreen - it'd been cleaned proffessionally by the Insurance company after a crash repair, and she put her dirty mits all over it. ggrrrrrrrr
  24. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2005
    The poor section of Connecticut
    :eek:She threw your Powerbook and you're still speaking???:eek:
  25. Black&Tan macrumors 6502a


    Mar 4, 2004

    Oh my God, that is priceless.

    My wife works in a Hallmark store, I'm going to have to ask her if there is a card for March 20th too!

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