Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 15th Jun 2010 10:03 UTC
Apple Apple have updated the Mac Mini. It now sports an aluminium (no, I am not going to spell it "aluminum") enclosure, an HDMI port, an internal PSU (no power-brick!) and oddly, an SD card slot in the back. There's also an access hole on the bottom to change the RAM easily.
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So you're asking for a pedantic argument?
by mikesum32 on Tue 15th Jun 2010 10:25 UTC
mikesum32
Member since:
2005-10-22

It now sports an aluminium (no, I am not going to spell it "aluminum") enclosure

It doesn't really matter how you spell it, but pointing it out is just asking for trouble.

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

It's an Apple article. Trouble is guaranteed ;)

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

It doesn't really matter how you spell it, but pointing it out is just asking for trouble.


Oh I think it matters given this site if frequented by many users outside of North America

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LighthouseJ Member since:
2009-06-18

Would anyone have really noticed it if it wasn't pointed out, was, I believe what the OP meant. It's more baiting people from the North America than anything else. Personally I don't care, it's like using a 'u' in 'colour', we all know what's meant, but that smugness is what's being commented on.

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bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

It now sports an aluminium (no, I am not going to spell it "aluminum") enclosure

It doesn't really matter how you spell it, but pointing it out is just asking for trouble.


We Japanese fixed that years ago by just saying "alumi".

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Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Makes sense, right? Use the non-American spelling, make a point of it, then give prices and measurements primarily in US Dollars and inches, respectively?

It's worth noting that the man who first isolated that particular element, Sir Humphry Davy, spelled it both ways.

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Aluminium was a British discovery, so I spell it the way that is predominantly used here. Personally, it’s not the spelling that’s the problem to me, it’s the pronunciation!

Since it’s an American product I listed in dollars first, and inches are used because the UK is not metric, as most would think, we intermix the two systems for everything (I measure long distances in miles, and short ones in Metres, for example).

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MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

aluminium.. is that like platinium or molybdenium?

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libray Member since:
2005-08-27

And it matters not how anyone spells it regarding the mini. I'm quoting Apple here "A sleek aluminum enclosure hides a powerful, full-size computer."

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