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Originally Posted by OwnedINC View Post

I read the article a dozen times, and there's nothing having to do with apple in it.
It's a motorola processor, that apple had at one time used in their powerbook.
That's like saying if it were a P3 and them crediting Dell.
It has absolutely nothing to do with apple.
I know mods don't have very good reading comprehension it's ok /pat head.
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Originally Posted by joshd View Post

Just read it three times, and I agree!
What moron wrote that article?
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Originally Posted by OwnedINC View Post

Yea but the feel of the article + title make it seem like apple is the one to be praised here, when they didn't do anything.
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This. ^^^
They should be crediting IBM more than Apple. XD

I never said that Apple was getting credit, they are really just saying that this processor that is being used(to give people something to compare it to) is just as if they had that particular powerbook installed on the rover. Apple does not get due credit(or at least they shouldn't). But to familiarize people with the equipment on hand is, they match it to the biggest product it was in at the time. thumb.gif
post #32 of 183
This is the news section, and as we all know, there's rules about titling of threads.

Unfortunately, this article's title DOES very much stink ... but the OP did it right, so ... it should stay ... despite the fact that mods will (I'm sure) end up cleaning the thread over and over because of the aforementioned stinkyness redface.gif
    
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Great, Apples gonna find a way to sue Nasa now.....
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What the hell is this haha.. Such an ignorant article..
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In fact everyone in the Jet Propulsion Lab in California use Macbook Pros.

Most science professionals do use Macs.
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Unless I missed something what does this have to do with apple?

Absolutely nothing. Just a title designed to draw in more readers than "Curiosity uses 700MHz PPC architecture CPU"
post #37 of 183
Hardened cpu? So the heat spreader is what? Stainless Steel now? lol
The images its sending is quite amazing too! I heard 2mb/sec total upload speeds coming... thats better than 1997 right? lol. Talk about some wifi connection.

I'm surprised how small this thing is. I'd expect it to be a tad larger...but oh well. It's mars....
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Most science professionals do use Macs.
Based on what?

Most scientific HPC uses *nix....
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Now uninformed people will think that the rover was made by Apple, sweet.
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Most science professionals do use Macs.

Do you have proof? My engineering department(200+ faculty), I've seen but a few Macbooks. Everyone uses cheap $500-600 Windows Laptops as their personal computers and Linux when doing actual research.
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