Was thinking about putting this as a question (if of humor) on Ask Different

Just came across this as an alternative recycling option:

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Source: Macgasm

Is this really a viable option (if extreme) & what other recycling methods exist for an old G5 ?

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    I don't know that I would cook stuff on a surface with god knows what chemicals... Commented May 22, 2013 at 6:31
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    @JasonSalaz I totally agree with you.....Insane
    – Simon
    Commented May 22, 2013 at 10:42
  • @JasonSalaz It looks like he's put another grate over the side of it. Presumably it is a more reliable grilling surface.
    – Tuesday
    Commented May 31, 2013 at 12:51
  • My guess is the case would warp severely if you put hot coals in it repeatedly. I was under the impression that the G5 / Mac Pro chassis were simply anodized aluminum which wouldn't be more or less harmful than aluminum foil or aluminum pots and pans. I'd want to see a heat sink grill pattern for maximum geek points - that round waffle pattern seems odd for grilling.
    – bmike Mod
    Commented May 31, 2013 at 21:25

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I'd say it makes a "grate" BBQ surface but not a great one.

Also, al-yoo-mini-yum

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