1. So has Apple sent Burger King a cease & desist request? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”tongue wink” style=”border:0;” />

    1) See the pictures in this article.
    2) See yesterday’s MDN article about Apple claiming anything named “Pod” as their as their trademark

  2. So, how many of you took apart your radio as a kid, or perhaps a blender or a toaster, just to see what it looked like inside? Hmmmm????

    I did. There, I admit it. And it was fun, too! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

    (then mom found out what I was doing – not so much fun until it worked again…)

  3. <nitpick> Neither “dissection” nor “autopsy” is the correct word for taking apart something that was fully functional at the time. The terms “vivisection” or “exploratory surgery” would be more correct. </nitpick>

  4. Self contained liquid cooling in each CPU heat sink (radiator). It also appears to have liquid cooling for the graphics card. Although the Intel chips put out less heat than a G5, I see that they used liquid cooling to keep the volume of the heat sinks to a minimum.

    I’m not crazy about liquid as a thermal transfer medium, but considering the amount of power these chips dissipate and for saving space, it’s now a necessity. If they used only airflow to pull out the heat, it really would be a wind tunnel inside. Kudos to the Apple engineers for designing such compact radiators.

  5. get a clue, there is a bigg difference between sealed gasious / liquid cooling, and standard liquid cooling with a pump and resivour..

    the cooling in these units is sealed/ pumpless, and safe.. even if somehow the liquid leaked out it would still be more than adiquit cooling.

  6. I never thought I’d say this, but that’s way too much computer for me. I was planning to replace my G4 PowerMac with an Intel MacPro, but it would be a waste of a good machine. I think I’ll wait for the next speed bump on the Mac mini and get one of those. It will be probably 6 times more powerful than my 1GHz G4.

  7. The best aftermarket CPU heatsink fan units utilize heat pipes. Also, the motherboard manufacturers are using them on the chipsets. Fanless style graphics cards use them with oversized heat sinks for silent cooling too. It works great when properly implemented.

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