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What ports should my fake new Mac Mini have?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:06 am    Post subject: What ports should my fake new Mac Mini have? Reply with quote

Hi fellas,

After the recent hysteria over the video that claimed to show the forthcoming Mini, I was wondering how easy/difficult it would be to mock-up my own fake new Mini.

It wouldn't be difficult to get hold of a Mini case - but how should I modify it? What ports should I put on the back...?

FireWire?

DisplayPort?

RS232?


12 volt car lighter socket?


Garden hose connector?


Please offer your own suggestions... Wink Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was really hoping for two PS/2 connectors. I don't think this USB or BT thing is working out for input devices. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put a modem back there, who needs broadband anyway Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Put a modem back there, who needs broadband anyway Razz

+1. Broadband is totally overrated. I like waiting for my pages to load. And who needs video anyways?

Now, if we just had something for our old printers and serial devices. Wink


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget the SCSI Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, okay. I'm taking notes here, guys..... Smile

Maybe now's the time to resurrect the VESA Local Bus expansion slot... Confused


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NuBus! Nothing like bringing back the good ol' Mac II/IIci/IIsi days.



I'd also like to see about five USB ports, but have them labeled "service ports" and have them disabled with software like on the AppleTV.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wedge wrote:
I'd also like to see about five USB ports, but have them labeled "service ports" and have them disabled with software like on the AppleTV.

That's so funny! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just going to say HDMI, but I think you guys are going old school. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jrt1 wrote:
I was just going to say HDMI, but I think you guys are going old school. Laughing

No that's fine, you can have HDMI....

...just as long as I can add a "port" that sharpens my pencil...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Johnny,

I know you're looking for port suggestions but what about control? Can I have a set of these on the front so I can select which ports I would like to use:



































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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent idea, Hackers! Let's put some stuff on the front! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnnyBoy wrote:
Excellent idea, Hackers! Let's put some stuff on the front! Very Happy
Don't forget about the sides. Put one of these on each side so that it really can do my laundry, clean up, and cook for me Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

USArcher, that's superb! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just put one of these on the front,




...and the Mini will be the best friend of many men!

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