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Tommib
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Apr 11, 2008, 07:03 AM
 
At work I use a brand new Mac Pro which probably cost a fortune, it sits underneath my desk.

I have just badly scuffed my Prada boots which also cost a fortune on a sharp aluminum edge. I kicked my Mac Pro.

I would rather work on a Windows 95 machine that sits on my desk than an amazing computer that scuffs my shoes.

It is Johnathan Ive's duty to buy me some new shoes.
     
MacosNerd
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Apr 11, 2008, 07:08 AM
 
So you're blaming the design for your own clumsiness

Maybe you would be better off working on windows 95 then

Good luck
     
Tommib  (op)
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Apr 11, 2008, 07:14 AM
 
Not really clumsiness, I was just getting comfortable in my chair. I just can't believe I could badly damage a shoe on a computer. It's mental.
     
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Apr 11, 2008, 07:47 AM
 
It sounds like your desk area is very badly designed, if you are in a position to scuff your boots.

Move the Mac Pro tower someplace out of the way.
     
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Apr 11, 2008, 08:00 AM
 
This reminds me of the 2-displays-1-firewire-port thread.
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Apr 11, 2008, 09:44 AM
 
Sounds to me like you should be posting this in a shoe forum, complaining how easy it is to damage your shoes!

On the other hand, sounds like you should be complimenting the construction of the Mac, you can kick it and there isn't a blemish on it.
     
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Apr 11, 2008, 09:50 AM
 
Originally Posted by Tommib View Post
I have just badly scuffed my Prada boots which also cost a fortune on a sharp aluminum edge.


Umm, this thread is three hours old and hasn't been canned yet. WTF?
     
Nodnarb
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Apr 11, 2008, 10:19 AM
 
So my girlfriend and I were walking down the street today, and she drops her Gucci bag on the street. There's a scuff mark on the purse! And tell me how the street is totally unharmed!?!?!?

I need to call the city and complain, this is a very badly designed street!

{ok kind of a lame analogy - but the OP is lame too so that's all you get!}
     
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Apr 11, 2008, 11:29 AM
 
It's not a badly designed case at all.
You just shouldn't be allowed near sharp objects.
     
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Apr 11, 2008, 12:15 PM
 
I was pretty appalled when I first saw the Mac Pro case - I lost a finger when it got trapped in the rotating knives that spin out of the side if you knock it. Oh, wait...
     
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Apr 11, 2008, 12:51 PM
 
Why couldn't you just put the mac pro on top of the desk as you would with said windows 95 box? I mean after all the mac pro is a much more attractive looking machine.
     
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Apr 11, 2008, 02:13 PM
 
You obviously didn't read the manual. Under warnings it clearly specifies that it may scratch boots and that Prada's are especially susceptible to this. Please, read the manual before another pair of boots is needlessly wasted.
     
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Apr 11, 2008, 03:17 PM
 
Aegis, your signature rules.

You obviously didn't read the manual. Under warnings it clearly specifies that it may scratch boots and that Prada's are especially susceptible to this. Please, read the manual before another thread is needlessly wasted.

Fixinated.
     
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Apr 11, 2008, 04:58 PM
 
The Mac Pro enclosure does have some 'sharp' edges, especially the handle (funny to say).

BTW, I place my Mac Pro sideway on my workdesk and PC on the ground.
     
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Apr 11, 2008, 05:40 PM
 
This made me day

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Apr 11, 2008, 05:41 PM
 
I can't believe you are all falling for the post............
     
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Originally Posted by Podolsky View Post
I can't believe you are all falling for the post............
I don't think anyone is falling for it, we're just playing along.
     
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Apr 11, 2008, 08:36 PM
 
I have just badly scuffed my Prada boots which also cost a fortune on a sharp aluminum edge. I kicked my Mac Pro.
Ok, from the context of what you wrote. . . OF COURSE KICKING YOUR MAC PRO WOULD SCUFF YOUR PRADA SHOES!!

that aside, WHY WOULD YOU KICK YOUR COMPUTER, unless you have WAY TOO much money to burn, after all Prada is SOOO much more than that computer you just kicked. . . be thankful its made better than your shoes!
     
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Apr 11, 2008, 08:57 PM
 


That, plus a lighter, cotton balls, and a pair of pantyhose. Enjoy.
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Apr 11, 2008, 09:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by Mister Elf View Post


That, plus a lighter, cotton balls, and a pair of pantyhose. Enjoy.
You must have a similar background to my own. Those that followed me on my path were taught to use feminine hygiene products (the small cylindrical ones) instead of cotton balls, but the process is the same.

I have issues with a "guy" who is more interested in designer shoes than his top-of-the-line computer. Tell me, Tommib, do Prada's mens' shoe designers hate men the way their women's shoe designers do? I mean, how much pain (on a scale of 1 to 10) do you put up with to "be seen" wearing these things? I just gotta know...

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Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
You must have a similar background to my own. Those that followed me on my path were taught to use feminine hygiene products (the small cylindrical ones) instead of cotton balls, but the process is the same.

I have issues with a "guy" who is more interested in designer shoes than his top-of-the-line computer. Tell me, Tommib, do Prada's mens' shoe designers hate men the way their women's shoe designers do? I mean, how much pain (on a scale of 1 to 10) do you put up with to "be seen" wearing these things? I just gotta know...
I guess more people will notice his Prada shoe in public than the Mac Pro, which is hiding under his desk.
     
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Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
You must have a similar background to my own. Those that followed me on my path were taught to use feminine hygiene products (the small cylindrical ones) instead of cotton balls, but the process is the same.
Gunny likes cotton balls; seems like he must get shipments by the case whenever he says "Y'all need to work on yo' spit-shines" and tosses a bag at us.

But this, ladies and gentlemen, is why God invented patent leather
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Apr 12, 2008, 05:05 AM
 
I keep my MacPro on a small shelf about six feet above my desk. It's quite a heavy Mac and the shelf's a bit wobbly but I suppose I shall be blaming Ives et al should it fall earthwards and dent either my desk or me. Luckily I have a white cycle helmet (an ihelmet if you will) that should protect me from the worst of those nasty sharp corners
     
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Apr 12, 2008, 06:51 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
You must have a similar background to my own. Those that followed me on my path were taught to use feminine hygiene products (the small cylindrical ones) instead of cotton balls, but the process is the same.

I have issues with a "guy" who is more interested in designer shoes than his top-of-the-line computer. Tell me, Tommib, do Prada's mens' shoe designers hate men the way their women's shoe designers do? I mean, how much pain (on a scale of 1 to 10) do you put up with to "be seen" wearing these things? I just gotta know...
We started to use cotton balls in boot but those little suckers were a PITA so started using a diaper. Maybe he should go to boot camp and learn to buff it out. Might also learn not to whine after the drill sergeant reams him a good one and tells him to get his head out of his "fourth point of contact"!
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Apr 12, 2008, 10:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by bearcatrp View Post
We started to use cotton balls in boot but those little suckers were a PITA so started using a diaper. Maybe he should go to boot camp and learn to buff it out. Might also learn not to whine after the drill sergeant reams him a good one and tells him to get his head out of his "fourth point of contact"!
Heh. We used a small terry cloth. Dabs of polish, some elbow grease, and tiny circles worked wonders. The current-issue tan suede boots were a Godsend though.
     
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Apr 12, 2008, 01:08 PM
 
Just got a brand new 2.8. My first Apple tower since a LONG time ago. Love the design.

Love it.
     
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Apr 12, 2008, 02:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by Tommib View Post
At work I use a brand new Mac Pro which probably cost a fortune, it sits underneath my desk.

I have just badly scuffed my Prada boots which also cost a fortune on a sharp aluminum edge. I kicked my Mac Pro.

I would rather work on a Windows 95 machine that sits on my desk than an amazing computer that scuffs my shoes.

It is Johnathan Ive's duty to buy me some new shoes.
The computer didn't scuff your shoes. You did!
     
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Apr 12, 2008, 06:31 PM
 
Jesus! This reminds me of a story about a woman suing an oven company, because she microwave'd her cat. Appearently it is quite normal to dry your cat in an ordinary oven?

I don't know if it's true, but it is just as absurd as this thread.
     
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Apr 12, 2008, 06:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by Tommib View Post
At work I use a brand new Mac Pro which probably cost a fortune, it sits underneath my desk.

I have just badly scuffed my Prada boots which also cost a fortune on a sharp aluminum edge. I kicked my Mac Pro.

I would rather work on a Windows 95 machine that sits on my desk than an amazing computer that scuffs my shoes.

It is Johnathan Ive's duty to buy me some new shoes.
Maybe you can get one of the men in your office to put the Mac on your desk to help prevent this from happening again.

You are a woman. Right?
     
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Apr 12, 2008, 08:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by Tommib View Post
At work I use a brand new Mac Pro which probably cost a fortune, it sits underneath my desk.

I have just badly scuffed my Prada boots which also cost a fortune on a sharp aluminum edge. I kicked my Mac Pro.

I would rather work on a Windows 95 machine that sits on my desk than an amazing computer that scuffs my shoes.

It is Johnathan Ive's duty to buy me some new shoes.
Wow. I feel sorry about your shoes. Maybe you should chuck the Mac Pro out of the window. But send a letter to Steve Jobs before you do that.

Oh, and welcome to MacNN!
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Apr 14, 2008, 02:59 PM
 
Dear Tommib,
don't forget this:
all the things that are:
-Rectangular
-in metal
-laying on the ground
ARE NOT AUTOMATIC SHOE POLISHERS!
Sometimes it can also be computers.

We should implement a new road sign for you: Watch out! Some computers could be in the area!
Bye!
     
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Apr 14, 2008, 03:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by Tommib View Post
At work I use a brand new Mac Pro which probably cost a fortune, it sits underneath my desk.

I have just badly scuffed my Prada boots which also cost a fortune on a sharp aluminum edge. I kicked my Mac Pro.

I would rather work on a Windows 95 machine that sits on my desk than an amazing computer that scuffs my shoes.

It is Johnathan Ive's duty to buy me some new shoes.
Moral: stop kicking your Mac.

     
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Apr 14, 2008, 04:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by Tommib View Post
I just can't believe I could badly damage a shoe on a computer. It's mental.
No, I believe it is Aluminum.
     
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Apr 14, 2008, 08:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by EricTheRed View Post
Moral: stop kicking your Mac.


Best sign of the year so far.
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Originally Posted by EricTheRed View Post
Just when you thought a thread was entirely worthless.
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Apr 14, 2008, 11:14 PM
 
See if you can get one of these:



Sonnet Online Store

Sonnet MacCuff Pro. It screws in under the desk and holds the computer up off the ground, that way you won't kick it.
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Tommib  (op)
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Apr 15, 2008, 07:18 AM
 
Wow, I've really got off on the wrong foot (geddit?) with some of the Macnn community.

I've just read all the posts... I had forgotten I wrote this last week but then I saw it on the main page!

Well I polished them and they look ok again, I wrote my post in a moment of extreme anguish, and me and the Mac Pro are on good terms again. I found all your posts to be amusing, especially the sign one

However, GHPorter, what's your problem?

"I have issues with a "guy" who is more interested in designer shoes than his top-of-the-line computer."

What issues do you have? Maybe they're similar to Chris Copper's issues in American Beauty. There's nothing wrong with being interested in nice clothes, people have different interests, you'll find that most people might find investing huge amounts of time and money on Macs a little strange (I'm not saying you neccesarily do), each to their own!

"Tell me, Tommib, do Prada's mens' shoe designers hate men the way their women's shoe designers do? I mean, how much pain (on a scale of 1 to 10) do you put up with to "be seen" wearing these things? I just gotta know..."

Well I don't tell anyone where I got them. They're completely unbranded leather boots and are exceptionally comfortable. I figured it didn't matter on MacNN because nobody knows me! Plus women who buy painful shoes are almost certainly buying too small a size, many women will do this no matter what the brand.

Oh and as for the boot camp comment... spending my time running around and getting muddy with a load of men who can't think for themselves while getting shouted out by a Sergent doesn't really appeal to me.

See ya!
( Last edited by Tommib; Apr 15, 2008 at 07:30 AM. )
     
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Fair enough.

On that note, I'll close the thread, since it has run its course.
     
   
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