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post #41 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by Bodhi:

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"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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That pretty much sums up MOSR in a nutshell. Remember when MacUser UK posted that Apple was releasing a iBox2DVD set top device and MOSR comfirmed it right away. Then it was revealed to be a screw up by MacUser UK where they got iDVD2 and a DVD burner device from another company mixed up. Good times.

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post #42 of 95
Haha. MOSR never fails to stink up the place.
post #43 of 95
The people from AI make me laugh ragging on MOSR for going down. The forums on this site have been down more times then Monica went down on Bill.

As for accuracy ill take MOSR over AI any day of the week. Do any of you actually read the complete posts on MOSR? Ive read multiple posts in the g5 forum of people saying "I think the info on the g5 that MOSR is getting is coming from the same person that the Register is getting it from" - Hello! Ryan flat out SAID it was the same person!! The only info broken on this site is on the forum, which will be down the emtire week of Macworld Expo.
post #44 of 95
Just got the news that dear old gran left me a chunk of change. The check will arrive just in time for MacWorld. Guess who'll be first in line to order a G5. God bless you, Ryan Meader.
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post #45 of 95
MOSR goes down a lot, but at least they post something when they're up.
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post #46 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by freeman:
<strong>MOSR goes down a lot, but at least they post something when they're up.</strong><hr></blockquote>

They used to publish every other day. Now its once every two weeks.
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post #47 of 95
[quote]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.<hr></blockquote>

Wasn't it MOSR which correctly predicted the Cube, to the answering strains of loud guffawing and skepticism by posters to this site?

<img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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post #48 of 95
Yup.
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post #49 of 95
Wasn't that after Worker Bee blabbed all the details anyway?
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post #50 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by Samantha Joanne Ollendale:
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Wasn't it MOSR which correctly predicted the Cube, to the answering strains of loud guffawing and skepticism by posters to this site?

<img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>


They also played into the hoax for the cube...bigtime. Somehow they did get it right though.......I actually would hate to see it go down completely.
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post #51 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by jimmac:
<strong>Yup. </strong><hr></blockquote>

jimmac, did you forget that
1.) the rumors originated right here on these boards.
2.) workerbee was a one time thing and sent it to all sites.
3.) MOSR actually posted rumors of the cube from different sources when in reality workerbee was the only one with real info. that's why MOSR had dumb reports about big cubes, small cubes, black cubes, etc.
post #52 of 95
At least MOSR was online during the recent six months.
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post #53 of 95
I think i'll take the "It's interesting and entertaining to read" side of this argument.
They may be wrong alot of the time, but it's not like you are going to believe a rumor site are you?
Take the MOSR advice with a grain of salt like they tell you, and you'll be fine!
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post #54 of 95
Yeah if anyone here actualy based a purchasing decision on a report from a rumor site I think its time to dust off the old Ugly Stick.
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post #55 of 95
Applenut,

Please, I remember what AI was predicting : a cube that stacks. With a G4esk skin ( complete with drawings ). Also I remember reading about the cube on MOSR first while everybody here was laughing at the idea and calling MOSR names. While we are on the subject we could talk about that fat G4 tower or that finger fitting mouse. From my point of view it's a bit like the pot calling the kettle black.

[ 12-12-2001: Message edited by: jimmac ]</p>
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post #56 of 95
hi all, 1st post!

My impression has always been that Meader's bad reputation didn't come from being wrong sometimes so much as being a total jerk all the time -- not giving credit, ripping off other people's work, stealing rumors and taking the credit himself, real junior high kind of stuff. You might do a search on some of the bigger boards, there are plenty of stories.

I do read MOSR but it always makes me feel kind of bad.
post #57 of 95
Like that is saying anything....

We're the better rumors site one day per year.

I really couldn't care less about AI rumors anyhow - I'm just here for the forums.
post #58 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by jimmac:
<strong>Applenut,

Please, I remember what AI was predicting : a cube that stacks. With a G4esk skin ( complete with drawings ). Also I remember reading about the cube on MOSR first while everybody here was laughing at the idea and calling MOSR names. While we are on the subject we could talk about that fat G4 tower or that finger fitting mouse. From my point of view it's a bit like the pot calling the kettle black.

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


where did I ever say AI was better? IMO AI is worse. a lot worse. Ai has a very bad record.
post #59 of 95
Honestly, I don't think the hatred for Ryan Meader and MOSR has a lot to do with their prediction record. I think it has more to do with the vast amount of crap and lies he publishes on his site, especially recently. I'm not talking about his actual posts... I'm tired of seeing his server notes at the top of the page. One week he is claiming that his Mac OS X kernal was having problems, and that his inside engineers at Apple were fixing it... and more recently he has published that he can't figure out how to maintain a mailing list of paying customers in mail.app. Of course, he never directly admits his inability to do some of the simplest of tasks. Instead he ends up writing a short essay as to why he isn't doing his job, why it isn't necessarily his fault, and how Apple employees are taking time out of their day to assist him.

It frustrates me to go there, and read a server update at the top that is a three paragraph long excuse for his inability to run a web site and server. The annoyance does go a bit farther though. His articles also seem to be quite long. In fact, when I have gone there recently, all I tend to read is the headline and the first paragraph... that pretty much sums up the post. His posts are very longwinded, and it would be one thing if the length of them was giving a fair amount of interesting information, but lately it has just felt like he's *trying* to make the posts long.

On the other hand, if I go to ThinkSecret.com, Nick sometimes writes longer articles, but they're better written and not made to be intentionally longer.

At any rate, the only reason I go to any of these sites is to try and get some bearing on what may lie ahead. I'm not keeping score for any of the sites, but I do expect the publishers to write decent articles, and not make up excuses for their incompetence on the front of their site. Macsurfer dropped MOSR from their front end a while ago, and while I'm sure a lot of it had to do with it's inability to update on a regular basis, but I'm sure the other reasoning was what I've mentioned above.

My two cents (and four paragraphs ;-)...
post #60 of 95
4 Words:

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post #61 of 95
Could this be it? Could this be the day that MOSR shuts down!
No... DAMN
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post #62 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:
<strong>Elite Apple Ninja Death Squad.

In related news, AI was hit by the Elite Adobe Ninja Death Squad before we could even piss them off... film at 11.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Details?! Details?!...
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post #63 of 95
[quote]

4 Words:

Elite Apple Ninja Death Squad.
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That's 5 words!
post #64 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by ssmurphy:
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That's 5 words!</strong><hr></blockquote>

The ninja was gone before you could count it.
post #65 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by M3D Jack:
<strong>Honestly, I don't think the hatred for Ryan Meader and MOSR has a lot to do with their prediction record. I think it has more to do with the vast amount of crap and lies he publishes on his site...</strong><hr></blockquote>

Oh you mean that stroy a few months back about someone sending in their TI Book for repair DIDN'T get a SuperDrive or was it a Combo drive by mistate? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> and all of those others who later chimed in (used to 'confirm' the story) were also not true? :confused:

To those who miss MOSR so bad this one is for you:

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12/13/01 Could G6 Mac's be on the way?
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Hundreds of MOSR readers have emailed us in the past few day telling us about some strange events concerning their PowerMac G4's that were sent back to Apple for repair.

It seems these people were sending in their 533Mhz G4 towers and much to their surprise were getting back 1.5Ghz PPC G6 machines!

If you have any additional info about this please email us! Pretty please? Oh and remember your MOSR 'donations' are once again due. Please remit ASAP!
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post #66 of 95
Just for the record though (and the last post wa funny , I'm not calling his rumors lies necessarily ;-) Again, my beef isn't with his predictions (except for the fact that they're obscenely long-winded) so much as it is with all his little server notes and what not. I think when mosr.net was still around, they ended up doing a pretty good job of hitting the nail on the head.
post #67 of 95
[quote]
Like I said, when they've got new rumors. <hr></blockquote>

So you're telling us that in the past 8 months the best rumor AI has is an LCD iMac?

And those of you who say AI is more acurate than MOSR just have a look at AI front page and read so predictions from earlier this year:


"Monday, February 20, 2001


New iMac Special Edition to Sport DVD/CD-RW
Macworld Tokyo is due to kick off a little later this week, and everyone's favorite fruit company is expected to debut a couple of new or revised hardware offerings..."

"Wednesday, January 17, 2001


Apple to Offer G4 iMacs
Everyone's favorite fruit company does indeed have plans to offer G4 powered iMac personal computers, sources confirmed today..."

Need I say more?
post #68 of 95
Wasn't it AI the broke the story that Disney was buying Apple and the Steve Jobs was going to be CEO of the new Apple-Disney?

I like MOSR for it's entertainment value. Sure, some of the postings are long winded, but they're there. I also like AI's reporting, when it's there. ThinkSecret is cool, but the name "Nick dePlume" sounds kind of porno. MacRumors is a good place to find articles not linked to by the other sites.

Does anyone read O'Grady's PowerPage anymore?

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post #69 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by mjpaci:
<strong>Does anyone read O'Grady's PowerPage anymore?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Never heard of. Could you give us the URL please.
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post #70 of 95
<a href="http://www.ogrady.com" target="_blank">http://www.ogrady.com</a>
post #71 of 95
They're Back up! Good job Ryan and good to see you back.
post #72 of 95
They are "kinda" up.

We'll see...
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We're baaaaaack.... - 2:44 PM 12/18 - Site Update

We're pleased to be back on the air -- partially, at least. Tons of fresh updates, new features, and other cool new stuff are on the way; we're nailing down some outstanding server issues and taking this opportunity to begin updating the site behind the scenes with new code and HTML we've been working on while we've been off the air.
Stay tuned....we'll have more to report by tomorrow.


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post #73 of 95
"Last Updated: Monday December 18th, 6:14 PM EDT ... We're baaaaaack.... - 2:44 PM 12/18 - Site Update "

They don't seen to know what day OR time it is... Yep they sure are back alright! =) I do give them half credit since they knew today was Monday...

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post #74 of 95
Server issues! Imagine that! I wonder if he knows the server has to be plugged in....that could be the "issue".......
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post #75 of 95
Man everyone slams MOSR for their messages, what about this little nugget from AI's home page?

"We apologize for our discussion forums' erratic performance tonight and into tomorrow as our access provider completes network upgrades and maintenance routines."

BTW, I read Go2Mac (used to be O'Grady's PowerPage) all the time. excellent PowerBook biased news - Not huge on the rumors front, mostly a news site:

<a href="http://www.Go2Mac.com/" target="_blank">www.Go2Mac.com</a>
post #76 of 95
lol. go2mac now big on the rumors front. lol

original iBook with the "x design"
son of pismo
new curvy dark blue case for pismo
and countless other dumb rumors.

perhaps he got the hint that people were making a fool out of him by sending him false info
post #77 of 95
He's baaack! :eek:
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post #78 of 95
[quote]Originally posted by murk:
<strong>He's baaack! :eek: </strong><hr></blockquote>

actually they're (MOSR) back, kind of. no new stuff though. aside from the BS flying around the forums, "insider" info must be hard to come by lately. hardly anybody is dishing any new dirt that hasn't been seen everywhere else.

<a href="http://www.macosrumors.com" target="_blank">web page</a>
post #79 of 95
It's alive...

But I think they are still in some kind of time warp .

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Last Updated: Monday December 18th, 6:14 PM EDT

We're baaaaaack.... - 2:44 PM 12/18 - Site Update

We're pleased to be back on the air -- partially, at least. Tons of fresh updates, new features, and ...
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Funny, i thought it was the 17th today *lol*
post #80 of 95
Time travel must be the technique he uses to predict the future with such accuracy. Ryan has already been to MWSF. Of course the details are being embargoed.
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