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post #1 of 95
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Hi all. This is my first topic, so be gentle. I posted it in here because:

a) This is the only thread I go to.

b) I like you guys.

c) This might be fun.


Ok, I went to MOSR, and they are completely offline?? What do you think happened?? Were they pulled by the Mighty Apple Legal Team?? Or did they die due to unnatural server crashes.

Discuss.

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post #2 of 95
I have said this all along, MOSR is actually run by the Taliban -- how else can explain the pure bullsh*t on that site -- and now that Kandahar has fallen the servers have been destroyed.

Like, I really had something clever to say, like, you know ...
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post #3 of 95
You're new around here so I'll cut you some slack and tell you that MOSRs goes down a lot. We don't know why but I'm guessing either crappy ISP and/or plain incompetence.
post #4 of 95
I'll go with incompetence
post #5 of 95
I'll go with incompetence
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post #7 of 95
MOSR? what does it mean?
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post #8 of 95
Mac OS Rumours <a href="http://www.mosr.com" target="_blank">http://www.mosr.com</a>
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post #9 of 95
They run their own site.

They're not very good at it.
There are mailing list, database, server, domain problems, etc. etc. every week.

don't DIY if you can't do it.

dumbasses
post #10 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by NeoMac:
<strong>I have said this all along, MOSR is actually run by the Taliban -- how else can explain the pure bullsh*t on that site -- and now that Kandahar has fallen the servers have been destroyed.

</strong><hr></blockquote>

That is my second choice. I agree with Jonathan....incompetence is my vote. They freakin charge for that mailing list or whatever....does anyone get it? (Reader Sponsors is what I meant).

NeoMac, what do mean serverS? Like they can afford more than one? As if that kick-ass Performa with CD-ROM drive didn't bankrupt them.
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post #11 of 95
Who cares if they're dead? They're horrible anyway.
post #12 of 95
So much hate for MOSR here. You'd think we were posting to a rival site or something.
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post #13 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by discstickers:
<strong>So much hate for MOSR here. You'd think we were posting to a rival site or something. </strong><hr></blockquote>

It's just that we're the better rumor site (when AI's actually got new rumors).
post #14 of 95
I'm all for good rumor sites, but MOSR is just bad, bad, bad. They couldn't get their shit together in a bathroom for christ's sake...

Let's all pray for bad things to happen to them.
post #15 of 95
You should have paid your sponsorship fees to keep it going. Who are you going to bitch about now? MOSR gets unfairly slammed sometimes. They never get credit when they are right. Remember last spring Ryan predicted that Apple would introduce a new digital device at an Apple event. Sounds like they nailed the iPod. Sure they didn't get too specific about what it would be, but then we are still arguing over what it really is. If I remember correctly, they actually predicted more devices to follow. Didn't Schilller do the same at the iPod intro?

In the end, however, MOSR just gives the same thing that coming here does. Ryan, Dorsal, Kormac, Kelix et al in your heart you know they are our favorites. A lot of it is BS, but its fun and sometimes it can make you hope & dream for the future. Once in a while they get lucky. If nothing else, they give us someting to think, talk and bitch about. Hell, maybe sometimes they even give Apple ideas.

[ 12-09-2001: Message edited by: murk ]</p>
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post #16 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by murbot:
<strong>I'm all for good rumor sites, but MOSR is just bad, bad, bad. They couldn't get their shit together in a bathroom for christ's sake...
</strong><hr></blockquote>

LOL. Good one.
post #17 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by murk:
<strong>You should have paid your sponsorship fees to keep it going. Who are you going to bitch about now? MOSR gets unfairly slammed sometimes. They never get credit when they are right. Remember last spring Ryan predicted that Apple would introduce a new digital device at an Apple event. Sounds like they nailed the iPod. Sure they didn't get too specific about what it would be, but then we are still arguing over what it really is. If I remember correctly, they actually predicted more devices to follow. Didn't Schilller do the same at the iPod intro?

In the end, however, MOSR just gives the same thing that coming here does. Ryan, Dorsal, Kormac, Kelix et al— in your heart you know they are our favorites. A lot of it is BS, but its fun and sometimes it can make you hope & dream for the future. Once in a while they get lucky. If nothing else, they give us someting to think, talk and bitch about. Hell, maybe sometimes they even give Apple ideas.

[ 12-09-2001: Message edited by: murk ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

LOL, you're not any better at facts than Ryan Meader. Unless you are him of course.
post #18 of 95
Rumors are just rumors, not facts. If you want facts, stick to the mainstream news sites or at least the current hardware section of this forum. What facts in my post are you talking about?. It was mostly just opinion, and mostly tongue in cheek (especially the part about paying your sponsorship fee). Do you mean the MOSR digital device prediction? Like I said, they did predict Apple would be introducing them, and they made the prediction at a time (I think last May or June) when it was not expected. To clarify for Nebrie's understanding, this is approximately when they made the prediction not when they said it would be announced. It's nothing earth shattering, but just one that they got partially right. I'd track down the link, but that's not possible until Ryan can scrape up the dough to pay his electric bill.

P.S.- To correct the only other fact in my post Schiller predicted the upcoming device would be the first of many at the financial report the week before the iPod was introduced. He did not say this at the iPod press conference.

[ 12-09-2001: Message edited by: murk ]</p>
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post #19 of 95
The old AI was a much better rumors site than MOSR. The modern one is ok, but needs to step up production a bit. Quality is good. We want rampant quantity!

MOSR = incompnetent
post #20 of 95
Hmm AI is better than MOSR?

MOSR is incompetent because they run their own server on Mac OS X Server (allegedly) which is hardly prime-time as a real UNIX server (ask anyone who is trying to get it all to work as a real UNIX server)?

Wasn't it AppleInsider who posted incredibly WRONG rumors almost as the holy gospel many times and never recinded them or ever corrected themselves. Yeah MOSR is out there, but at least we don't treat it as the near-truth as do many with AI.

Wasn't it AppleInsider which was hosted on a G4 Cube by some drug-addled souphead who "forgot" to pay *his* ISP bill and whacked AI into oblivion?

Yeah, AI is the kettle calling the pot black eh?

The most unpopular people are usally the ones speaking the truth.
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post #21 of 95
Im gonna stand with Murk on this one. I frankly couldnt care less if MOSR got everything or nothing right. Its fun to read, speculate, and debate about. All you guys ragging on MOSR need rane in the horses, becuase all MOSR has ever done is post some rumors sent to it by their sources. Who gives a **** if there true there are still fun to debate. You guys act like Ryan Meader ran over you grandmother or something. Get a grip and have a little fun.
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post #22 of 95
macaddict.com runs off of os x

i cant remember mosr going 200+ days without a post

i cant remember their mailing lists ever working either
post #23 of 95
If the kettle calls the pot black, it's right.

(hint: kettle = copper, pot = iron).

MOSR seems to operate on the same principle that tabloids do: You publish a good-sounding story as soon as you can, and if you're right then you just got a scoop. If you're wrong, well, they are just rumors. I still remember when they predicted that the B&W G3s would debut at speeds up to 550MHz...

The last time the forums were up, AI had updated so slowly for so long that most of the forum members just went straight here without even looking at the front page, and as a result when AI did update, it was sometimes a day or two before anyone in the forums noticed! The <a href="http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/0006/multi-button.shtml" target="_blank">foot in mouse</a> article didn't do wonders for their cred either. Time will tell with the new AI.

The rumors I really sit up and pay attention to come from <a href="http://appleturns.com" target="_blank">As the Apple Turns</a>. They don't get into the game often, but when they do, look out. <a href="http://www.macuser.co.uk" target="_blank">MacUser UK</a> is pretty good, and <a href="http://maccentral.com" target="_blank">MacCentral</a>, of all places, has broken the occasional scoop as well.

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post #24 of 95
I gotta side with Murk on this too...it is amazing how obsessed people are here with MOSR. Meader may (or may not) have a bad track record, but his site is entertaining.

And as an aside....[edit - removed because my criticism here was based only on one somewhat hostile post in this thread and my (possibly faulty) memory]

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post #25 of 95
yeah... AtAT is the best rumors site, and they don't bill themselves as one. They are almost always right.
I want to know who their sources are, because I don't think little birds know that much about Apple's future plans. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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post #26 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by discstickers:
<strong>yeah... AtAT is the best rumors site, and they don't bill themselves as one. They are almost always right.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

I couldn't agree more. I think they've always been (even with no rumors) much more entertaining to read than MOSR.
post #27 of 95
1. MOSR is just another rumer site and is no worse.

2. The fact is that it does recieve some accurate information, probably more than most.

3. It is a RUMOR site so not everything is correct.

4. It seems to me that EYERYONE who has slagged of MOSR reads every post, well if it so bad why?
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post #28 of 95
[quote]Im gonna stand with Murk on this one. I frankly couldnt care less if MOSR got everything or nothing right. Its fun to read, speculate, and debate about. All you guys ragging on MOSR need rane in the horses, becuase all MOSR has ever done is post some rumors sent to it by their sources. Who gives a **** if there true there are still fun to debate. You guys act like Ryan Meader ran over you grandmother or something. <hr></blockquote>

Thanks for the support. You shouldn't make jokes about accidents like that, though. My Grandmother was the victim of a hit and run while vacationing in Maine. Hey wait a minute Meader lives in Maine. When I called the psychic, Miss Cleo, looking for clues to the culprit, all she would say was "The details have been embargoed, Maaaan." Its all finally coming together. That bastard! I take back everything I said in his defense. Maybe I shouldnt ever read MOSR again. Then again, Granny was a peecee user and firmly in the Microsoft camp.

[ 12-09-2001: Message edited by: murk ]</p>
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post #29 of 95
Well it is still down and I am a little sad. I miss ole' Ryan and wish he would post some more bullshit. Perhaps his servers were deep down in Tora Bora.

COME BACK RYAN WE MISS YOU!
post #30 of 95
R.I.P.
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post #31 of 95
Murk -

Great sense of humor!

It is fun reading MOSR, just like it is reading these posts. I do grow tired of MOSR's excuses though...

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post #32 of 95
Two nights ago I looked at the WHOIS for mosr.com and it had expired at the end of November.

[code]
Registrant:
Mac OS Rumors (MOSR2-DOM)
Email Only
City, NH 04101
US

Domain Name: MOSR.COM

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Billing Contact:
Meader, Ryan (RM9912) rmeader1@MAINE.RR.COM
Black Light Media
595 Forest Avenue
Suite 1
Portland,, ME 04101
(207) 773-1377 (FAX) (207) 773-1377

Record last updated on 27-Apr-2001.
Record expires on 26-Nov-2001.
Record created on 26-Nov-1998.
Database last updated on 9-Dec-2001 23:28:00 EST.

Domain servers in listed order:

NS1.LONGTRAVELSPORTS.COM\t199.105.116.90
NS2.LONGTRAVELSPORTS.COM\t199.105.116.91
</pre><hr></blockquote>

Does this thread belong in Future Hardware?

[ 12-10-2001: Message edited by: mjpaci ]</p>
post #33 of 95
Didn't AI's domain expire over the summer?
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post #34 of 95
'eye - trouble at mill

post #35 of 95
Looks like thinksecret.com is down now as well. Man what is happening? Got a Server? Oops I mean Got Dirt?
post #36 of 95
I can just hear it now when they come back online:

"Sorry about that folks but we ran into a serious kernal problem with our Mac OSX server but it should be fixed now due to oure friends at Apple who have been helping out. Also, we plan to get the next reader mailing out to you in no time we just are having a lot of trouble sending emails right now for some reason but our friends at Apple are helping so keep on sending us money so we can dish you dirt! By the way we have a great story we are working on right now, we are just putting the finishing touches on it and patiently waiting for The Register to post another story so we have something to go on...."

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post #37 of 95
Originally posted by EmAn:
[/QUOTE]
It's just that we're the better rumor site (when AI's actually got new rumors).[/QUOTE]

"Resuming publication soon - stay tuned"
Yeah, great site, Appleinsider.
post #38 of 95
Originally posted by cdhostage:
[QUOTE]
MOSR = incompnetentQUOTE]

*wiping tears from my face*
This is going to be my new sig-line, its just so damn funmuahahahaa.
Incompnetent, indeed.
post #39 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:
<strong>I'll go with incompetence </strong><hr></blockquote>

post #40 of 95
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Originally posted by Smircle:
<strong>Originally posted by EmAn:
<hr></blockquote>
It's just that we're the better rumor site (when AI's actually got new rumors).

"Resuming publication soon - stay tuned"
Yeah, great site, Appleinsider.</strong>[/QUOTE]

Like I said, when they've got new rumors.
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