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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Al
by l3v1 on Tue 15th Jun 2010 11:52 UTC
l3v1
Member since:
2005-07-06

no, I am not going to spell it "aluminum"


Why would you? http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aluminium

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RE: Al
by l3v1 on Tue 15th Jun 2010 12:16 in reply to "Al"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

"no, I am not going to spell it "aluminum"


Why would you? http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aluminium
"

Meaning: there's no need to spell it otherwise, aluminium is a valid spelling.

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RE[2]: Al
by galvanash on Tue 15th Jun 2010 19:57 in reply to "RE: Al"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

It's because every time anyone on the internet publishes an article with either the word "aluminum" or "aluminium" in it, some spelling troll with only knowledge of one of the spellings points erroneously that it is misspelled, only to have their smug self-satisfaction ripped away by an army of more knowledgeable spelling trolls who point out what you just did. This usually devolves into 20 or so posts that have nothing to do with the article itself (much like this one).

It appears Kroc's attempt to curtail this inevitable behavior by mocking it in the article have been futile...

And so is the way of the intertubes.

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RE: Al
by Ford Prefect on Tue 15th Jun 2010 13:12 in reply to "Al"
Ford Prefect Member since:
2006-01-16

Nucular, Lisa! It's called Nucular!

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RE: Al
by miker on Tue 15th Jun 2010 16:14 in reply to "Al"
miker Member since:
2009-07-08

Not sure what you re trying to prove with that link, if you want an actual definition you have to got to: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aluminium

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RE: Al
by Phloptical on Sat 19th Jun 2010 00:41 in reply to "Al"
Phloptical Member since:
2006-10-10

Maybe because there's no element on the periodic table that is spelled "Aluminium".

And another thing....the letter is Z (as in zee). Not Zed. Whatever "King" developed your "English" should have been drawn and quartered.

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