An egg MacMuffin to go?

An egg MacMuffin to go?

Summary: I've heard of hot laptops before but this is just getting ridiculous.  Apparently this fellow can cook an egg on the bottom of his MacBook Pro.

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I've heard of hot laptops before but this is just getting ridiculous.  Apparently this fellow can cook an egg on the bottom of his MacBook Pro.  It's no wonder they don't call these things "laptops" any more. 

Looks like I made a big mistake since this was actually a joke.  So the joke is actually on me, I was wrong about the Apple product and I apologize to Apple and Apple fans everywhere.

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  • Ever seen ..

    the movie Hot Shots with Charlie Sheen?

    He's stoving eggs on a woman's stomach...
    Arnout Groen
    • o o oh yes

      i have
      id love fix breakfast on that stomach
      richvball44
    • No, but this isn't a movie

      No, but this isn't a movie and it would be funny if it weren't true.
      georgeou
      • true...

        it came up my mind though...

        BTW: Do I get a reply to my post about your article "Craigslist silently fixes their end in the Cox fiasco "?

        thankx ;-)
        Arnout Groen
        • I didn't understand that question

          I didn't understand that question you posted under craigslist. If you could rephrase that question, I'll try to answer it.
          georgeou
      • Well you should . . .

        'cause it is hilarious! Anyone who gets involved with any Rev. 1
        hardware from Apple (specifically during dramatic changes) can
        expect some 'bumps' in the road. This has happened with the G4
        aluminum PowerBooks, certain hardware associated with the
        PowerPC switchover, etc. It all gets sorted out in the end. This, by
        the way, is to be expected from those who are pushing the
        envelope. Morale of the story -- wait til Rev.2 at least. Have a nice
        weekend! (I'm outta here!)
        999ad@...
  • And would you like a hot apple pie with that?

    Yes, my brother, an Apple geek, has complained about the heat from the MacBook he has--I seem to recall that Apple includes in their user documentation that these devices should not be placed on the lap.

    I still want to have one though, and this shows just how versatile a MacBook can be! ;)
    D T Schmitz
    • Ahh yes.... Perfect for Tail-gating

      A bit expensive, but be able to cook an egg on the go and still get that TPS report done is priceless.
      nucrash
  • Sigh

    More silly baiting George. And you wonder why you get such angry talkback responses.

    Eggs will coagulate at a fairly low temperature (low-mid 100's). While this doesn't feel pleasent on bare skin, it doesn't (often) burn.

    Want to make a real point? Compare the outer temperature of Apple laptops to a dozen other laptops using similar chips, and if any are particularly higher, try to find out why. Otherwise you're just poking at Mac users despite the complete lack of evidence that Apple laptops are any hotter than Dell laptops or any other manufacturers'.
    tic swayback
    • Actually, it's a problem with Apple's fan settings

      If Apple turned the fan on sooner, this wouldn't be a problem.
      georgeou
      • So do you want...

        scrambled eggs or shorter battery life???
        Benton Rich
      • Do any studies back this up?

        Got any real evidence to back this up? What is the average surface temp of a MacBook versus a Dell laptop running the same chipset? At what temperature does the Dell turn on the fans versus the Apple?

        I'm not doubting this as a concept, I just want some verification.

        Regardless, I guess that's just the downside of switching to hotter running x86 chips instead of PPC chips.
        tic swayback
    • I'm one of those fools...

      they have warning labels about. ;)

      [i]Eggs will coagulate at a fairly low temperature (low-mid 100's). While this doesn't feel pleasent on bare skin, it doesn't (often) burn.[/i]

      I've burnt my lap on my laptop (non-Apple). The problem is that it happens so slowly, you don't even feel it until it is too late. So, while it may or may not be true that Apple laptops run hotter than others, that ranking doesn't [b]really[/b] matter if the others are still hot enough to burn you.

      There ya go tic, I defended Apple. See, I defend the truth, no matter the company involved.
      NonZealot
      • Oops, wish you could edit posts

        [i]I'm one of those fools...
        they have warning labels about.[/i]

        should be:

        I'm one of those fools...
        they have warning labels [b]for[/b].

        Well, maybe there are also warning labels about me but that is probably the topic for another post.
        NonZealot
      • That's my beef here

        George singles out Apple here with no mention of any other laptop from any other company. Is this 1) realy a problem and 2) is it limited to Apple?

        Not addressing either of those questions makes the blog entry look biased and like a possibly unwarranted attack on one company that surprisingly, is not Microsoft.
        tic swayback
        • Nice try, but wrong.

          First statement you made that misconstrues George?s article;

          ?George singles out Apple here with no mention of any other laptop from any other company.?

          George wasn?t ?singling? out Apple. George was directing readers to another online article that singled out a particular Apple laptop. George never makes any claim that this is an endemic problem with Apple laptops, nor does he make any commentary implying that he has seen or heard of such a thing before or since.

          His short piece was simply a notice directing anyone who cared to look to a link showing evidence of one very hot Apple laptop. There was no implication by George that this is anything other then a humorous event created by someone who evidently thought they would take the old ?frying the egg on a hot sidewalk? axiom one step further.

          Your response on the other hand is over the top defensive and indicates clearly a bias so strongly in the favor of Apple that your complaints of Georges bias towards MS come across as likely invalid and nothing more then further evidence of your bias.
          Cayble
          • Sigh

            ---George was directing readers to another online article that singled out a particular Apple laptop.---

            So George had no motivation in posting that link, other than providing pure information? Funny how he didn't post links to any other stories about anything else. Why do you think he picked out that one particular article for notice? Do you think he was trying to say something, or make some kind of point?

            Or are you saying George provides a service akin to Google?
            tic swayback
          • Give me a link with a burning PC and I'll post it

            Email or post a link to a PC that's cooking eggs or something just as ridiculous. I'll post it as a regular blog with credit to you.
            georgeou
          • Link on burning PC

            Not exactly what you wanted, but here's a nice article in Wired titled "How to Handle a Burning PC" - http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,66438-0.html

            (Actually, in the spirit of the Apple thing, I was looking for something in the Onion. Can't have everything, I guess.)
            TJGeezer
          • A (literally) burning PC

            http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=32550
            V-Train