Um... TiBook?

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  1. Tenniru macrumors newbie

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    Umm... don't call me stupid, but could somebody tell me what a TiBook is?
     
  2. macstudent macrumors 6502

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    It is what we call the powerbook g4 since it has a titanium shell. Hence the tibook:)
     
  3. Grokgod macrumors 6502a

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    now thats funny!

    I think its amazing to be on an apple board and not know what a Ti is.

    I would be curious as to the chain of event that lead you to this board without knowing what that is.

    I am not trying to flame but am merely interested.

    how can you get in front of the steering wheel if you didnt open the door to the car.

    In through the trunk?
     
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    If you don't know the atomic abreviation for Titanium, its not exactly obvious to everyone. I've seen a lot of 'nicknames' that took me a post or two to figure out.

    Some I can remember off the top of my head.

    mobo - motherboard
    QAg - QuickSilver

    And I know there have been plenty more. Someone should post a lexicon.
     
  5. Tenniru thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Um... TiBook?

    I think I wasn't paying attention to something. Don't call me stupid, but could somebody tell me what a TiBook is???
     
  6. Biggles macrumors member

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    its a PowerBook.

    But see most people just dont like to type all that out, so they just call it TiBook for short (Ti is the chemical symbol for titanium and thats what the powerbook is made of). And it just sounds cool :)
     
  7. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Biggles

    Biggles is correct there. I wanted to say one thing.

    Biggles- I love your signature. You know I am Mac_User, right? I remember that post, exactly. Someone said something about a formula on updates, and I got mad! I posted that, and when I looked it over, I was right!
     
  8. buffsldr macrumors 6502a

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    A lexicon would be great, we would call it a lex
     
  9. Beej macrumors 68020

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    That is some whacked math. You could do that kind of math with anything you could think of. Funny, though.
     
  10. Beej macrumors 68020

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    TiBook sounds a bit like iBook, another of Apple's potable machines, so it kind of has the whole double meaning thing happening, too.

    Some people call the current iteration of the iBooks "IceBooks", because of their color, and, again, the name kind of has the double meaning thing going on.

    It's a crazy crazy world of crazy crazy double meaning type things.
     
  11. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Biggles

    I remember that Aztec...that was some wacky math!!

    anyway...we are lazy....which is why we just type TiBook... ;)

    wasn't there another thread already dedicated to this??? :confused:
     
  12. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    yes there were 2 threads on this...both created by u Tenniru...

    both merged into one ;)
     
  13. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    If you want we can start calling it PBG4...that's even shorter...I go back and forth between the two...
    Maybe I'll start calling mine Steve...no, Bob...Charlene...???
     
  14. Beej macrumors 68020

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    He he QAg. Guilty - that was me. I really can't say it's taken off though. Oh well, maybe one day...
     
  15. crush7 macrumors newbie

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    Re: now thats funny!

    Right. Let's be ignorant and scare away all those, that aren't yet familiar with our type of lingo. It's really stupid to not just go forward and simply explain the term, if this guy doesn't know it's meaning.

    Apple is trying to win over users from Windoze. So, if someone is coming along, asking a simple question we should really go ahead and just answer it. Irony is out of place.
     
  16. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Another entry for the Lex

    TiPB - titanium PowerBook, that's how I've been abreviating it for a while now. Anyone got any others?
     
  17. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Re: Another entry for the Lex

    You beat me to the punch.... I have been using TiBook for the same reason, just shortened the words to get the condensed version. It also rolls off the tounge easier then saying Titanium PowerBook G4.... TiBook... short and sweet.

    I might have to name my first child Ti... heh heh heh
     
  18. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    Ok, the smart allek in me (devil on my left shoulder) is making me post this, so take it with a great salt lake:

    If TiBook stands for the Titanium Power book, what does sh** mean? Is that some sort of windo$e software or intel chip?
     
  19. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    It's actually an acronym for a great tech...
    Super-
    Human
    Information
    Technician

    So the next time you hear someone say: "Oh, him...he's the ****" you'll know what they're talking about. ;)
     
  20. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    That makes calling someone a S.H.I.T.head a compliments... that could be slang for lead, or head, S.H.I.T. :D
     

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