Weirdest iMac question ever!?

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  1. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    So, anyone know what the iMac's foot is made of? It's pretty heavy and quite metallic:eek:
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I'm going to take a wild guess at:

    Metal!
     
  3. Xenesis macrumors regular

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  4. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    I believe it is either Aluminum or Titanium...:)
     
  5. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    If it's the same as my cinema display, then it's made of aluminium alloy.
     
  6. Jasonbot thread starter macrumors 68020

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  7. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    If it was made of titanium, I'm pretty sure the iMac would be a *teensy* bit more expensive.
     
  8. roland.g macrumors 603

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    You want to shoot your iMac in the foot?

    Is this a Cheddar Bob thing?
     
  9. Jasonbot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well If I'm ever in an awkward situation inolving an iMac foot, a guy with a guy and some othe rrandom object [towel] I needto know if this thing will save my life!? BTW: whats a Cheddar Bob thing?
     
  10. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure, but I wouldn't try using it as body armor. First of all, you might die, but more importantly, you'll ruin the case of your mac! :D
     
  11. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    It all depends on whether it is an iMac stand piercing bullet, of course.
     
  12. Jasonbot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So I can safely say a .357 or a .45? Am I maybe a bit off? should I be thinking along the lines of .22?
     
  13. roland.g macrumors 603

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    He's the guy in 8 Mile who shoots him self in the foot and spends the rest of the movie on crutches.

    You want to know if the iMac stand can stop a bullet.
    I'm just saying that the stand or foot as we call it...
    ...idiom - shooting yourself in the foot...

    ...


    ...
     
  14. Carniphage macrumors 68000

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    And it would fall over.
     
  15. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    I do not know anything about guns or bullets. I am not an American school kid.
     
  16. Jasonbot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm in a much worse situation. Fortunately I'm not American but if you look @ the location of my residence you will read... South Africa :eek:
     
  17. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

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    Genious! It's got a nice ring to it.
     
  18. Kolind macrumors regular

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    Don't think it's aluminum - aluminum is very light weight.
     
  19. Nym macrumors 6502a

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    we should start a donation site so that you can buy an iMac and shoot the hell out of it :D see if it can save lives too!
    I'm already seeing the new Mac ads, "yeah PC, shoot my foot, Mac's stop bullets too!"

    However, I pretty much doubt that it can stop a .357 round :D
     
  20. LeviG macrumors 65816

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    I was under the impression the stand was an anodised (titanium colour) aluminium alloy, same as the macbook pro/powerbook.

    Titanium is strong but light and expensive so probably isnt used in imacs.

    As to it falling over due to light weight, unlikely the design (shape and its centre of gravity) of the stand should prevent that
     
  21. Jasonbot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    i can see that working! only problem is where to get an arsenal of weapons to actually kill it!
     
  22. Quboid macrumors 6502

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    if its alumimnium it would be a heavier alloy i'm guessing. Titanium is pretty light too. Titanium alloys are used for manufacturing.
     
  23. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Probably more along the lines of a squirtgun.
     
  24. topgun072003 macrumors 6502

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    Wow...that's not funny.
     
  25. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    You might want to look into finding a Mac which is a bit tougher than merely bulletproof. The IIci, perhaps? Come armageddon, all that will survive will be cockroaches emailing each other from System 7.
     

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