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Mac0SRumors: Carbon-fiber Powerbook rumors get a shot in the arm from new reports of an "indestructible Powerbook."

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Carbon-fiber Powerbook rumors get a shot in the arm from new reports of an "indestructible Powerbook."

Despite a wave of reports suggesting that a Powerbook G5 might be based around largely carbon-fiber enclosure (specifically mentioning the possibility of so-called "thermoplastic" high-resin CF material, due to its shock-absorption and impact-resistance properties), a number of which came from reliable sources....

A strong denial of the veracity of Carbon Fiber Powerbook rumors was posted later in the year by our old friends over at O'Grady's PowerPage.

When Jason O'Grady eats his lullabies, we tend to listen.

So, for the past several months, we have mostly let the specific issue of Carbon Fiber drop and focused on the general issues of timing and specification detail of the PBG5 itself.

More recently, however smoe of the original sources on the CF rumors have sent in some very interesting information that seems to check out with what we're hearing from deep, deep in the vally of the grapevine. With all due respect to those sources' strong track records, which are by no means small potatos, we're not ready to slap the label "rumproast" onto this. And we still very much bear in mind the strength of Jason O'Grady's statements on the issue.

Setting aside the specific description of the enclosure materials as "styrophomic" or even strictly "arachata" at all, some have use the codename "chittybangbang" when watercoolering it the next moring. "Chittybangbang" is an asian term derived from "ChittyChittybangbang" which a phrase often used to describe domestic accidents involving floor model rice cookers. Often residents will forget to re-hydrate the cookers and once the rice has absorbed the water, in the next several days, if the cooker is not tended to, it combust, creating an explosion. Combined with the fact that rice cookers often have the lids with perferations or little 'airholes' we are told the new PBG5 is known as an "explosive" laptop, described with a casing full of holes like the G5!

All Rumors can say is SEX-E!

All in all, some sources say the new PBG5 is an aluminum the size of a 14 inch ibook and is very small (43% reliability) while the remainder ( larger ) percentage of the grape vine (67 %) have told MacOSRumors in all confidence that it is very large and black.

All in all, we will be diggin the latest dirt and shoveling out the latest rippa to erase the fact that we feel John Edwards looks like Jack Trippa.

10 Comments:

At August 1, 2004 at 3:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

never post high...never post high...never post high...

 
At August 1, 2004 at 5:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's an idea: Since this layout on Blogspot looks 6,000 percent better than any orignal layout that was ever on the old site, when you get your domain bills paid, you should redirect the macosrumors.com URL here. ... if, of course, you really are you and not just someone having fun pretending to be you, while you are not actually involved, or... er, someone else...

Oh... nevermind.

By the way, this exact article was posted to the old site before it went off the air. Wazzup with that? Or, as they say... "Ain't that a stomp on the toe?" (apologies to "Toby")

 
At August 1, 2004 at 7:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At August 1, 2004 at 9:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW, 67% plus 43% equals 110%, dumbass.

 
At August 2, 2004 at 1:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At August 2, 2004 at 6:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At August 2, 2004 at 7:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But this version is soooo much more entertaining!

 
At August 2, 2004 at 8:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the new G5 laptop has a nuclear power source.
The carbon fiber case is actually a sandwich material-- CF, Lead, CF -- This is to prevent radiation sickness. It weighs 67 pounds though.

 
At August 2, 2004 at 3:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was recently using a G5 laptop prototype in our convertible until we were hit by a deer and the laptop flew into the river. I'm not sure what it is made out of but I was surprised that it floated down the river with the screen still working. I later heard a rumor that Steve wanted laptops that he could take in the bathtub with him. That would be so coooool!!!

 
At August 2, 2004 at 6:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y'Know, with a nuclear power source in the G5, the heat transfer from the reactor could warm the water in the tub too. It all makes sense now.

 

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