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post #1161 of 1762
22 hours 50 minutes til Jobs sets us free.
post #1162 of 1762
Why under hype Paris, but overhype this?
"Hearing a corrupt CEO like Cheney denigrate Edwards for being a trial lawyer is like hearing a child molester complain how Larry Flint is a pervert." -johnq
"Hearing a corrupt CEO like Cheney denigrate Edwards for being a trial lawyer is like hearing a child molester complain how Larry Flint is a pervert." -johnq
post #1163 of 1762
[quote]Originally posted by Willoughby:
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I've got my fingers crossed for you man. Hopefully it won't be bad enough that we can't even GET to the Apple Stores. THAT would suck!</strong><hr></blockquote>

What sucks for me is that my mom doesn't like driving in bad weather so I don't know how I'd get to Palisades since my dad will be at work. But thanks man... I'll be keeping my fingers crossed too.
post #1164 of 1762
[quote]Originally posted by Macintosh:
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I hope it is one of those snows that cancel school just because of the weather forcast.</strong><hr></blockquote>

That's what I'm praying for.
post #1165 of 1762
Wow... this thread is really amazing. I've wasted too much time reading all 30 pages of it!
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post #1166 of 1762
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post #1167 of 1762
[quote]Originally posted by RyanTheGreat:
<strong>Wow... this thread is really amazing. I've wasted too much time reading all 30 pages of it! </strong><hr></blockquote>

same here
post #1168 of 1762
Anyone know what the record thread length is? Whatever happens tomorrow, Apple has surely already accomplished one of its primary goals - to get people like us whipped up into a frenzy. 30 pages and counting...holy eye-strain Batman!!

:eek:
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post #1169 of 1762
I'm getting happier. My mom just told me that we might have up to 7 inches here so more likely of them closing school!
post #1170 of 1762
This post is up 6 and a half days. Until the beginning of the keynote it's nearly one more day, 22 and a half hours to be exactly. Thats 0.9375 days

Hmm...

30 / 6.5 = 4.62
4.62 * 0.9375 = 4.33

30 + 4.33 = 34.33

Tomorrow at 9am this thread should be at least 34.33 pages long.

Damn I'm a damn mathematical guy.
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post #1171 of 1762
I've read that UBB poops out around 1600 posts or so.

The point about Apple under-hyping Paris is a good one. If they did this for all expos, even if this were alittle more than usual, then I would not be so, uh, hopeful. But the fact that they have actually tried to suppress expectations at previous expos is telling.

On the other hand MWNY '01 caught even them by surprise I think. The now infamous line from Jobs, "We should have been ready" directly after the keynote was telling. They were certainly expecting more at that time. Like the G4 fiasco, I think Apple has taken precautions this time. They must have been pretty sure what was going down for sure a week before this expo though, when this hype started.

Oh damn, Anders, I fear I might be excommunicated from the Sane Elite! I might not be expecting G5's, but my expectations are getting pretty high nonetheless.
post #1172 of 1762
34 pages
40 posts per page
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1360 posts +

approximately 1.3 to 1.4 Ghz Powermacs then, at least according to Fran's earlier theory (around page 21 or maybe 24).
post #1173 of 1762
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EmAn, do your homework. There's a much better chance of no school if you are prepared.
post #1174 of 1762
I think whatever the big announcement for MWNY was, is ready now. Whatever it is was probably started a year before that.

What happened at MWNY '00? I can't remember that far back....

What was Steve thinking, direction wise, for the company? I think MWNY '00 Was the introduction of the DP machines, right? I think right about then Apple would have been thinking of how to speed up their Powermacs without the help of Motorola since Motorola couldn't produce faster chips.

So, how the hell is Apple going to make a 1 GHZ G4 run faster than a 2.2 GHZ P4? But not just in Photoshop, I mean twice as fast with EVERYTHING. What bus technologies aren't used in the Windows world, that couldn't be used six months from now to let them catch up?

[ 01-06-2002: Message edited by: bunge ]</p>
"Hearing a corrupt CEO like Cheney denigrate Edwards for being a trial lawyer is like hearing a child molester complain how Larry Flint is a pervert." -johnq
"Hearing a corrupt CEO like Cheney denigrate Edwards for being a trial lawyer is like hearing a child molester complain how Larry Flint is a pervert." -johnq
post #1175 of 1762
[quote]Originally posted by BuonRotto:
<strong>34 pages
40 posts per page
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1360 posts +

approximately 1.3 to 1.4 Ghz Powermacs then, at least according to Fran's earlier theory (around page 21 or maybe 24). </strong><hr></blockquote>

Well, according to his theory, I just hope I underestimated this thread.

Means: G5 @ 2.4GHz please, else I'm gonna buy some new windows
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post #1176 of 1762
Shit!

I'm becoming superstitious. If UBB tops out around 1600, does that mean that 1600Mhz G? (4 or 5 would both be quite good at that speed).

Come people, we can bring this UBB to it's knees, which, BTW, is where Steve will be if this show doesn't turn out WAY BEYOND the rumor sites.

Oh forget what I just babbled, I'm getting light headed in Giddy anticipation.

This time tommorow I'm gonna be totally frazzled. :cool: <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> :eek: <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> :o
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post #1177 of 1762
I don't think a 2.4 GHZ G5 would be enough. I mean, in the eyes of the average computer buyer, that's only .2 MHZ higher than the P4.

I think the announcement has to be something different.
"Hearing a corrupt CEO like Cheney denigrate Edwards for being a trial lawyer is like hearing a child molester complain how Larry Flint is a pervert." -johnq
"Hearing a corrupt CEO like Cheney denigrate Edwards for being a trial lawyer is like hearing a child molester complain how Larry Flint is a pervert." -johnq
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[quote]Originally posted by bunge:
<strong>I think whatever the big announcement for MWNY was, is ready now. Whatever it is was probably started a year before that.

What happened at MWNY '99? I can't remember that far back....

What was Steve thinking, direction wise, for the company? I think MWNY '99 Was the introduction of the DP machines, right? I think right about then Apple would have been thinking of how to speed up their Powermacs without the help of Motorola since Motorola couldn't produce faster chips.

So, how the hell is Apple going to make a 1 GHZ G4 run faster than a 2.2 GHZ P4? But not just in Photoshop, I mean twice as fast with EVERYTHING. What bus technologies aren't used in the Windows world, that couldn't be used six months from now to let them catch up?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Dual machines came MWNY 00, not 99. Then came the iBook and AirPort.
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[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
<strong>I'm getting happier. My mom just told me that we might have up to 7 inches here so more likely of them closing school!</strong><hr></blockquote>

7 inches of snow and school closes?? Wow.
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[quote]Originally posted by olli_g:
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Dual machines came MWNY 00, not 99. Then came the iBook and AirPort.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Sorry, I forgot it was 2002.

I guess this is when I should go back and edit my original post....
"Hearing a corrupt CEO like Cheney denigrate Edwards for being a trial lawyer is like hearing a child molester complain how Larry Flint is a pervert." -johnq
"Hearing a corrupt CEO like Cheney denigrate Edwards for being a trial lawyer is like hearing a child molester complain how Larry Flint is a pervert." -johnq
post #1181 of 1762
Yes this thread is something. Perhaps already the longest in AI history and then in so few days.

BUT the <a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=000509&p=" target="_blank">OH GOD!!!!! [iWalk]</a> takes the prize for me.

See these stats:

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First five pages in two hours.

First nine pages in just over five hours.

fastest page (<a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=000509&p=3" target="_blank">#3</a>) in 15 minutes :eek: (I remember posting one post at the beginning and suddenly the page was over. :eek: )

And last but not least: The thread where the AI collective declared and proved the best hoax in Apple hardware hoax history to be... a hoax. And that BEFORE the video and pictures were officially on the spymac homepage. Nobody dare try screw us again <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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post #1182 of 1762
because of the apple'd hype i decided to await QUAD G5 @ 2.4 Ghz with 400Mhz Bus-Speed to blow me away!!!

if not, i will go and buy some windows PCs *ROTFL*



[ 01-06-2002: Message edited by: Krassy ]</p>
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post #1183 of 1762
JLL: in the South, 2 inches of snow closes school for days! :eek:

[ 01-06-2002: Message edited by: BuonRotto ]</p>
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[quote]Originally posted by Krassy:
<strong>because of the apple'd hype i decided to await QUAD G5 @ 2.4 Ghz with 400Mhz Bus-Speed to blow me away!!!

if not, i will go and buy some windows PCs *ROTFL*



[ 01-06-2002: Message edited by: Krassy ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

That comes quite close to copyright violation, man.
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[quote]Originally posted by Fran441:
<strong>EmAn, do your homework. There's a much better chance of no school if you are prepared. </strong><hr></blockquote>

Every time I keep trying to do my homework I keep coming back to AI. I'm too addicted I guess.
post #1186 of 1762
[quote]Originally posted by JLL:
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7 inches of snow and school closes?? Wow.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Well I really don't know. This is my first year in this school district, but when I lived in NYC and there was snow the schools up here seemed to close for barely any.
post #1187 of 1762
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"...has plans to become your premiere source of Apple rumor..."

Almost laughed my ass off. Almost.

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[quote]Originally posted by BuonRotto:
<strong>JLL: in the South, 2 inches of snow closes school for days! :eek:
</strong><hr></blockquote>

Remember we are from scandinavia. Here it is not uncommon with 6 feet of snow (not on the same day though). I still remember one year on our annual cross country ski vacation in Norway we had rented a cottage and when we arrived it was completly covered with snow (except a few inches of the chimney. We had to not just dig our way in but the cottage out of the snow :eek:

But then again this is Denmark and not Norway. We rarely have more than 5-10 inches of snow here and most of the times its gone in a few days. This christmas was white for the first time in perhaps 10 years.

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post #1189 of 1762
Yes I have a feeling that spymac did this stunt just to be able to say "Hey we got HALF A MILLION visitors each day" to their advertisers. I asked for their rates and this is what I got:

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Current stats my ass

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post #1190 of 1762
[quote]Originally posted by Anders:
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Remember we are from scandinavia. Here it is not uncommon with 6 feet of snow (not on the same day though)</strong><hr></blockquote>

Woah!! :eek: I'd go crazy with all that snow. I hate snow. This is the first time I'm actually praying for it.
post #1191 of 1762
[quote]Originally posted by JLL:
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7 inches of snow and school closes?? Wow.</strong><hr></blockquote>

7 in = 17.5 cm

Did you notice what 10 cm did in Athens (uh, the one not in Georgia) the other day?

At least it's not Buffalo, NY. I noticed that they got something like 24 inches in 24 hours. What's cool is, that's not even close to their record.

I'll just be happy with the blizzard of gadgets Steve throws at us. Or else I'm jumping over to the <a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=000661" target="_blank">Boo Steve and the Segway He Rode On thread.</a> One or the other.
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post #1192 of 1762
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I think they're forcasting 8-10 inches here. Probably not enough to do anything.
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Nevermind.

[ 01-06-2002: Message edited by: EmAn ]</p>
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[quote] JLL: in the South, 2 inches of snow closes school for days! <hr></blockquote>
Damn, why isn´t tha so here in Finland. School would be closed every other day :cool: , well not really.
I once heard this story about russia where schools were closed down because it was too cold (-50 celcius), boys were really happy that they didn´t have to go to school and went outside to play hockey. I found it a bit amusing.

I really only wanted to contribute to Frans prediction about postcount = mhz .
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Thread Starter 
Post count ++, eh EmAn?
post #1196 of 1762
Heck, I've seen snow once in my life! And it was only enough to make a four inch tall snowman

Gotta love N'awlins.

But I'm homeschooled so I think I could manage slipping away to watch some of the expo.
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post #1197 of 1762
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Right now, the only snow I see on the ground is the 5+ inches left on the pile of firewood. I think its the only snow left in Southern NH. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
post #1198 of 1762
[quote]Originally posted by Fran441:
<strong>Post count ++, eh EmAn? </strong><hr></blockquote>

Well sorta I guess. What I said was "it's been almost a half hour and no new posts", but then after I posted that I saw the 2 new ones above mine.
post #1199 of 1762
I wonder when it's gunna start snowing... it hasn't done anything here yet.
post #1200 of 1762
is this future hardware of future weather? <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
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