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post #321 of 437
so maybe not a full fledged video ipod, but an ipod that can store and output video while still maintaining its main function as a music player? Sounds like using QT as an os would make that possible.

But how would one get the content from the ipod to the screen? Wireless, mini dvi adapter, future revision of airport express?

And the only problem i see with that is the wear and tear it would put on the ipod. Those drives aren't made to be continually running.
post #322 of 437
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Funny how Kormac waits for the Think Secret article to come out before backpedaling on his iMac prediction.

Yes and after Monday comes and goes he will tell us that Steve changed his mind.
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Originally posted by kormac77
There is chance that APPLE will not introduce new iMac and iProject at WWDC but might have special announcement at July 6th.

That would not be a surprise, Kormac. Apple could wait another 1-3 weeks. But the new iMac cannot wait any longer than that, despite what Think Secret says about holiday sales.

I still expect some hardware announcement(s) on Monday. The Apple Store has been down twice in the last week. That is a clear sign that new products will be ready for sale or pre-order on Monday.

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post #324 of 437
I think the importance of a QT stream is really a non issue. If new hardware is to be released, all of the press will know about it, then all or most of the public will. The QT stream reaches roughly 70,000 people, of those people many are fans with no intent to purchase, while others are Apple employees (12,000 potential viewers), and then some could be tuned in to see their next purchase.

New hardware can be released without a publicly availably QT stream.
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No idea what the hell happened there. [OTA sync] wasn't a feature of iSync so much as .Mac by the way. My gut feeling is that this function was deemed just the wrong side of what the public wants, similar to the design decisions behind PC-centric music management for the iPod, and canned when the iPhone bit the dust.

What a shame, Harald! But I fear your intuition is correct. Apple probably didn't feel like it was efficient to support OTA sync on all the phones that work with iSync. Without an Apple widget to make a well-integrated package, no dice. \

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post #326 of 437
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Originally posted by TWinbrook46636
Yes and after Monday comes and goes he will tell us that Steve changed his mind.

Ensign Pulver and TWinbrook46636: Can you contribute something substantive to this discussion? Or are you incapable of constructive thought?

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post #327 of 437
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Ensign Pulver and TWinbrook46636: Can you contribute something substantive to this discussion? Or are you incapable of constructive thought?

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post #328 of 437
Macrumors.com is down.

This confirms new iMacs on Monday.
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post #330 of 437
And both come with the same error message, almost.
post #331 of 437
does salling clicker reside on a .mac webpage?

I thought the site was www.salling.com when I go there it redirects me to a very apple looking page that sits on .mac

could this be something that will be important to wwdc or am I just a wishful thinker?


probably just a wishful thinker
post #332 of 437
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Originally posted by Escher

Ensign Pulver and TWinbrook46636: Can you contribute something substantive to this discussion? Or are you incapable of constructive thought?

Escher

Sorry, I am not a mindless zombie who believes every piece os BS to come down the pike. Just look at his posts from the past. See for yourself. They say the same thing over and over again going back over two years. The i****v2 crap has been going on for over three years. When will you people learn? Are you really that gullible? No one can add anything substantial to this discussion because you will not listen to anything resembling logic. You are too busy deluding yourselves to hear the truth. I happen to like his posts and I love speculation but seeing you people fawn over him despite what has transpired over the past few years is something I cannot comprehend.

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Originally posted by TWinbrook46636
Sorry, I am not a mindless zombie who believes every piece os BS to come down the pike. Just look at his posts from the past. See for yourself. They say the same thing over and over again going back over two years. The i****v2 crap has been going on for over three years. When will you people learn? Are you really that gullible? No one can add anything substantial to this discussion because you will not listen to anything resembling logic. You are too busy deluding yourselves to hear the truth. I happen to like his posts and I love speculation but seeing you people fawn over him despite what has transpired over the past few years is something I cannot comprehend.

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post #334 of 437
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I happen to like his posts and I love speculation but seeing you people fawn over him despite what has transpired over the past few years is something I cannot comprehend.

TWinbrook46636: So you like his posts, but you can't get over the fact that you don't believe Kormac? The discussion here is not about believing or not. Kormac has stated multiple times that he is not an insider, that he has no inside information, and that the vast majority of what he posts is common sense conjecture. Either way, whether we believe Kormac or not is irrelevant.

The title of this thread is WWDC and the future of Apple, not "do you believe Kormac is telling the truth?" or "everybody rag on Kormac." Get over it! And get back on topic!

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post #335 of 437
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The i****v2 crap has been going on for over three years. When will you people learn? Are you really that gullible?

I am not sure about this, but is it inconceivable that the i**** notion has been in development and scrapped and reborn over the course of this time-period? SJ recently mentioned that he was even proud of the Apple PDA that Apple never shipped, so the rumor, at least, has some legs to stand on.

I would not assume that the others who speculate more favorably in regards to K's ideas are "gullible," never "learn," do not listen "to anything resembling logic," or are "deluding" themselves.

I completely respect your ideas that this is a non-starter, but there are other things other than the i**** about which K speculates, and which are truly interesting (at least to this "deluded" individual) to wonder about their applicability to sales and real-life situations.

You recall Matsu. I do too. Matsu had a sense of humor about his frustrations with K's speculation. It just seems to me need not go about insulting others' intelligence on the boards to voice your point of view.


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if they add the better handwriting recognition of the ipaq into a palm device then OK. we are 14 years down the road with the old graffitti engine. can't we have better handwriting recognition.

It makes one wonder why Apple spent so much time developing "Ink," no?


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post #336 of 437
Now about WWDC:

Aside from Apple itself, developers are most likely to influence Apple's future. So it's in Apple's interest to deliver software and hardware products at WWDC that will enable developers to move onward into that future. Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is obviously one, if not the, cornerstone of Apple's future. That's why Apple announced the Tiger on the menu at WWDC several months ago.

Beyond Tiger, much is subject to speculation. A future version of QuickTime that further increases Apple's reach may be just as relevant to developers and the future of Apple as an affordable "headless iMac G5" that manages to grow Apple's market share. A new digital hub device that developers can tap into with new software would be relevant as well. I could even imagine a new DLD with a new open OS that developers could write for. It's all up for grabs!

I'm confident that WWDC will bring surprises for every single one of us, small as they may be. We know that Tiger is coming, but we know very few of its features. That's a whole bunch of surprises right there. Any hardware announcements will be icing on the cake. And we all know that Steve Jobs hates cake without icing.

I remember seeing pictures of the Wallstreet PowerBooks months before they were announced. I had to wait patiently to order one the day they were officially introduced. The speculation and discussion here is so much more fun!

I look forward to Monday's software and hardware surprises -- regardless of whether they mesh with anything we have debated here.

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post #337 of 437
TWinbrook46636, do please try to add something of interest to the thread other than just disbelief. Reasons would be nice, for one thing, as would common courtesy. Simply saying kormac is off his rocker just makes you look juvenile, and frankly, more than a little thick.

Echer, stop baiting him.

Everyone on both sides of this stupid banter: see above, pick the side that applies to you, and take it to heart.
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post #338 of 437
Well, in just reading this entire thread, it seems plainly obvious that Kormac is not very accurate or in the know, but rather great at speculating and concealing his actual knowledge (which IMO is not very much).

Monday will bring Tiger, Displays, iPods, and new iMacs, that's how I see it. I dont need to lie or try to create a following by pretending to know that it is coming. I just guess it will.
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post #339 of 437
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Originally posted by Kickaha
Escher, stop baiting him.

Kickaha: Thanks for beating some sense into us. I'll stop fishing right away. Note that my last post above was on topic. I try to eat my own dogfood and do what I preach.

Is it too early to start a countdown to Steve's WWDC keynote?

45 hours to go... 8)

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post #340 of 437
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Originally posted by Escher
Ensign Pulver and TWinbrook46636: Can you contribute something substantive to this discussion? Or are you incapable of constructive thought?

Escher

Jesus, Escher, what's up with the vitriol? That's not your style.

As far as this being a "general WWDC" thread, it is not. It's the "WWDC and the future of Apple as seen by Kormac, the thread starter." Critiquing his credibility and chronicling his flip-flops are the definition of "substantive" in this context. Here's what he said on page 5:

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Here is what will be announced.

- Preview of Tiger: OS X 10.4

- iMac G5.

- New service to support Consumer Electronics.

- 20, 23, 30 inch Monitor with HDTV capability.

- iProjector with WiFi. ( Name may be different. )

<snip>

It is up to you to belive me or not...

He says flat out "will be announced". Not opinion, not conjecture, not analysis, but a claim to knowledge of the contents of Monday's keynote. Then on page 8, he can't backpedal fast enough:
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There is chance that APPLE will not introduce new iMac and iProject at WWDC but might have special announcement at July 6th.

The focus of WWDC will be development and OS X 10.4. If APPLE feel that the focus has been shifed too much for New iMac, they will select date later than WWDC.

However, APPLE has shown first iMac at WWDC and Apple might do as planned. It is upto SJ's decision.

So they might intro the G5 iMac at WWDC or they might not. They might do it on July 6th instead, or maybe later, but it's all up to Steve. Wow, that's a bold and specific position to take. Like I need Kormac to tell me that the desperately needed, next gen iMac is under development and will be released "soon" at Steve's discretion.

And Escher, Kormac DOES claim to be an insider. Here are some choice quotes:
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There will be announcement of QuickTime 7 at WWDC and this is One of the KEY component for the future APPLE Product.

The latest APPLE Works was modified to support Quicktime7 already.

When it was delivered, the develope team did not know that Quicktime 7 was delayed and the code for importing QuickTime 7 file was already implemented.

I am not work for APPLE directly and I don't have any APPLE internal documentations. And I never signed NDA for products above to APPLE.

He claims direct knowledge of internal QT7 and Appleworks development and code delivery timetables, yet only gives the defense of not being an Apple employee or under NDA. That is the very definition of "inside information". If you want to believe him fine, but don't act like he's just thinking out loud to spur discussion. He is making direct claims and predictions based on his alleged sources.

Maybe if he dropped the fake accent his posts would be more believable.
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post #341 of 437
Not a chance in hell.

To some people, the entire point of speculation is to make sport of being an all-knowing naysayer without any facts, basis, or heck, even opinion. It's just asinine, and frankly, I would rather not see it at all, but we're a mixed bag of maturity levels on these boards, and it peeps out from time to time.

I supremely enjoy threads kormac contributes to, not because I think he's *right*, but because they *promote thought and discussion*. Because it gets people *thinking*, which is more than most posters on here can say about what they 'contribute'.

If you disagree with his predictions, give reasons, and then we all benefit from the give and take of thought and speculation. If you're just going to be a cynical and empty cooler-than-thou poster, don't bother. Really. We don't care, and it's annoying as hell.
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post #342 of 437
Kickaha, my above post speaks for itself.

As far as disagreeing with Kormac's predictions as you recommend, now that they are self-contradictory, what's the point? Funny how when Kormac changes his story he's still worshipped, but if you point out his flip flops you get slammed.

As far as me being an "immature, non-contributor", I direct you to this thread. Real analysis of Apple's pressing marketshare problems and the myths surrounding them, not Kormac's "I know something, but I won't tell you how, no wait, I changed my mind" crap.
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post #343 of 437
where's the fun ... from back in the days ...
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post #344 of 437
Odd, that post was to the general populace, not directed at you, yet you took it to be. Hmm.

As I said, I enjoy these threads not because I think he's right, but because it gets the brainjuices flowing in directions they may not have been before. I would hazard a guess that that holds true for all but maybe one or two people on these boards that, just because they're not joining in the nihilistic orgy of empty denial, are labeled 'kormac worshippers'. It's almost amusing. Not really, but almost, in a sophomoric sort of way.

In the final analysis, who the hell really cares, anyway? What possible reason could there be to wade into a thread that is an interesting back and forth of ideas, *JUST* to flip everyone the metaphorical bird, without actually contributing anything useful? And, just to be 100% clear you don't jump to any conclusions about my opinions about you here, again, that's a general comment. If you think it pertains to you, maybe it does. *shrug*

In any case, those who simply want to rain on everyone else's party are, as far as I can tell, simply upset that they don't have much to contribute to the conversation, and resort to an infantile response because they really can't do much else.

Heck, I disagree with a lot of what kormac predicts... but I know why, I can state it clearly, and I'm not afraid to put it on the line to have it picked apart. If that weren't true, then maybe I too would fall back on childish retorts that ultimately were nothing more than hot air and empty gestures.

Kormac's redundancy, contradictions, and meanderings in *no* way detract from the quality of the *conversation*... in fact, they make it interesting as a dialogue. It's only if one is overly and supremely concerned with being 'right' over their fellow poster, that it becomes a matter of debate. And again... who cares who's 'right'? If it comes to pass, it does. If not, it doesn't. It doesn't really matter either way, as long as we all have a good discussion leading up to the unveiling of... whatever.

If the issue of *KORMAC* being 'right' or 'wrong' is what is of a poster's prime importance, I suggest they create a new thread elsewhere to debate that. This isn't the place for that particular argument. We're here to discuss technology, possible corporate strategies, available and feasible directions for Apple, and ultimately, just to dream a little.

If you can't handle that, please go elsewhere, because you're just going to hurt your brain here if you stay.
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post #345 of 437
How come third-party developers are still locked out of developing apps that run on the iPod? (If I missed something, let me know.)

Cocoa for Windows/Linux is extremely unlikely. You can use Objective-C, but the frameworks for the Mac are tied into the GUI pretty tightly.
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Actually, the OPENSTEP (yes, it's all caps, I'm not yelling) frameworks that were the basis of Cocoa were for NeXT, Windows (a couple of versions), Solaris, and IIRC HP/UX. 4 (5) OSes, 4 hardware platforms. Cocoa was pulled back from the original shipping frameworks to one OS, one hardware platform. It could easily happen again, technically... strategically, who knows?

RE: iPod, I don't believe this is the case. Griffin, Belkin and others have produced apps that interact with their hardware, and I just saw PiPod, a widget that lets you scroll through pizza places in NYC... although it may use the text file reading system, I dunno. OTOH, I have no idea how one goes about getting SDKs and such for the iPod. Odd.
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I never could get IIRC HP/UX to run...
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They would likely use a future standard based on MPEG-4/H.264 but the problem would be download speeds. Even with broadband it would take all day to get a movie (depending on quality) and that is not very marketable. I just don't see Apple doing this.

I will have to agree with you on this one. I don't think this is an arena that Apple is going to get into at this point. Maybe when bandwidth limits reach 5-7mb/s, then, and only then would it be an option.
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I will have to agree with you on this one. I don't think this is an arena that Apple is going to get into at this point. Maybe when bandwidth limits reach 5-7mb/s, then, and only then would it be an option.

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How come third-party developers are still locked out of developing apps that run on the iPod? (If I missed something, let me know.)

That's a very legitimate question, cubist. My hunch is that Apple is afraid of opening up the iPod's OS like it has been afraid to license third party Mac OS (and OS X) systems.

IMO, QuickTime is one tool in Apple's box that every developer can tap into on every platform where it runs -- currently Mac and Windows, but Linux and Java are not impossible. I am persuaded that WWDC and Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger will bring more tools that developers can tap into for their soft- and hardware products.

Just like Microsoft's Windows, Apple's Mac OS X is a far cry from completely open. However, Apple has demostrated a clear preference for working with and adopting open standards. In and of themselves, open standards contribute to interoperability and should make it easier for developers to harness their synergies. We've discussed a lot of open standards for audio/video above, but Zero Conf and Rendezvous, most recently applied in AirPort Express, are good examples too.

I see a future where third party developers will be able to tap into an AirPort Express just as well as Apple with iTunes. Developers will get the details from Apple at WWDC. And by this fall, we'll see new hard- and software products from Apple as well as third parties.

26 hours to WWDC.... 8)

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Thanks for the link, but any educated person knows, yes, it is coming, and bundled with it's own entertainment options, i.e., video on demand. And in light of all of that, unless Apple is turning into a full fledged entertainment company, I don't see the video store happening...AT ALL!
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Thanks for the link, but any educated person knows, yes, it is coming, and bundled with it's own entertainment options, i.e., video on demand. And in light of all of that, unless Apple is turning into a full fledged entertainment company, I don't see the video store happening...AT ALL!


The major hurdle for video on demand/video store is the time for the download. If apple could use a p2p with some sort of DRM on the content then the studios will give apple the rights to distribute. Now Steve J is one of their own with Pixar and he doesn't want the Pixar content pirated any more than the studios. That is why steve is resistant to getting an HD Dvd burner into the macs. If the public can get a download of their content faster then they will be in the position of buying the product.

Merge it with a tivo like device and everyone with an ethernet connection and broadband can be a p2p apple site pumping the content both up and down the pipeling. Or another solution is to use .mac and the online file storage for the p2p everyone who has a .mac account when logged on to .mac would be a node for the p2p client. Demand is high mostly for the new movies and as such most will have the new flicks on their drives. That increases the nodes. If you remember STeves keynote in the itms europe launch, his main competitior is piracy. He is making a dent in the music biz why not get it on the movie biz. And for the doubters, yes people do watch videos in the car. With kids. That is why car makers are putting lcds into the backs of cars and suvs. Make 2 zones of content video/audo in the back via wireless headphones and int the front the driver's/passenger's music streamed into the stereo and you hav another hit.

Take your movies with you to your friend's house. You own the movies and as such can play them.

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This is coming folks. Tomorrow? I don't know.
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If apple could use a p2p with some sort of DRM on the content then the studios will give apple the rights to distribute.

I am highly sceptical of using a voluntary, non-commercial P2P system to distribute movies for a profit-making enterprise. I will gladly volunteer my bandwidth and CPU cycles to find life on Mars or do DNA analysis for the good of mankind. However, I would refuse to donate my bandwidth to help Apple or anybody else distribute movies for their own profit. IMO, that is completely counterintuitive and is very unlikely to happen.

Letting a for-profit corporation distribute its A/V content via a voluntary P2P (note: it's Peer-to-Peer, not Business) network would be tantamount to letting Hertz or Avis rent out my car for their profit without giving me anything in return. Without any quid pro quo, it makes no sense.

Broadband companies like Comcast and Time Warner are going to dominate the market for video on demand. In fact, they already do. Given current regulations, there's no room for players that do not control the broadband network.

Who knows what changing circumstances might bring in the future...?

Escher

PS: Less than 24 hours until the WWDC Stevenote.
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I wasn't actually talking about a non commercial site. If the movie store and or .mac involved the node then you could bit torrent like stream the content from multiple sources to multiple nodes. Part of the client software would have the p2p software built in and the only files able to be retireved from the distributor (could (should) be apple or any other film company with the apple licensed software) and it's multiple xserved raid storage distribution nodes.

Steve and Apple already have a relationship with Warner the W in AOL time warner. and a relationship with aol on itunes (sessions) Why not expand that into movie distribution. In new york city Time warner cable provides the broadband for earthlink which has a relationship with apple.

All of the pieces are there they just have to be assembled into software, which apple does really well.

ALSO:
What would be really cool is if apple got behind the x10 protocol or the protocol for lutron/vimco. Under x10 leviton and others developed home control switches, outlets and cameras. instlling them a mac could then remotely control your house and lights and coffee machine and and and. Use a bit of applescrips (light for the non programmers) and OS tiger will be light years away from longhorn. Now you can do it on a PC but it takes a bunch of third party software and hardware to make it work and even then it exists under windows and is subject to crashes.

Oh yea and a phone gsm/gprs with voice over ip and synch abiltity on the fly.....I won't hold my breath.
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If you're just going to be a cynical and empty cooler-than-thou poster, don't bother. Really. We don't care, and it's annoying as hell.

I've just been lurking through the Insider forums of late, looking for juice on upcoming Apple goodies and such. This is my first post (and quite possibly my last) at Insider... but I just had to register to state the following:

If there's one sure thing I've discovered in pouring over these forums over the past few days, it is this: that Ensign Pulver takes himself far too seriously. Probably some of the most outrageous pomp and sanctimony I think I've ever stumbled across in a public forum. It's almost as if he prowls continuously looking for opportunities to belittle others, raining on everybody's parade whilst repeatedly touting his own infallible insight into the state of the Apple universe. Above all else, this should be a fun place - a place where we should all be free to collectively dream and speculate on the latest in futuristic technology from the world's coolest company. Discussing the veracity of certain rumours is (of course) par for the course, but need we take it all so seriously? I think not. Shame on you, Ensign Pulver, for making this a decidedly unfun place whenever you deign to grace us with your illustrious presence.

My apologies for the interruption.
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I've just been lurking through the Insider forums of late, looking for juice on upcoming Apple goodies and such. This is my first post (and quite possibly my last) at Insider... but I just had to register to state the following:

If there's one sure thing I've discovered in pouring over these forums over the past few days, it is this: that Ensign Pulver takes himself far too seriously. Probably some of the most outrageous pomp and sanctimony I think I've ever stumbled across in a public forum. It's almost as if he prowls continuously looking for opportunities to belittle others, raining on everybody's parade whilst repeatedly touting his own infallible insight into the state of the Apple universe. Above all else, this should be a fun place - a place where we should all be free to collectively dream and speculate on the latest in futuristic technology from the world's coolest company. Discussing the veracity of certain rumours is (of course) par for the course, but need we take it all so seriously? I think not. Shame on you, Ensign Pulver, for making this a decidedly unfun place whenever you deign to grace us with your illustrious presence.

My apologies for the interruption.

don't worry, your criticism rings true for a lot of people here (myself included)
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Less than 16 hours to go and essentially, no one knows a damn thing.
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Ain't it *FUN?!?
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If there's one sure thing I've discovered in pouring over these forums over the past few days, it is this: that Ensign Pulver takes himself far too seriously. Probably some of the most outrageous pomp and sanctimony I think I've ever stumbled across in a public forum. It's almost as if he prowls continuously looking for opportunities to belittle others, raining on everybody's parade whilst repeatedly touting his own infallible insight into the state of the Apple universe. Above all else, this should be a fun place - a place where we should all be free to collectively dream and speculate on the latest in futuristic technology from the world's coolest company. Discussing the veracity of certain rumours is (of course) par for the course, but need we take it all so seriously? I think not. Shame on you, Ensign Pulver, for making this a decidedly unfun place whenever you deign to grace us with your illustrious presence.

You have a problem with my supposed negative effect on these boards, but then you register for the sole purpose of launching a personal attack on me? Talk about the height of hypocrisy.

Look, I'm sorry if offend anyone, I really am. It's just that the quality of FW has gone dramatically down in the last year or two. This used to be a "fun place to collectively dream", but the people who made it good, Pscates, Programmer, Amorph, Murbot, Dorsal, Moki, Belle, even Junkyard Dawg have all either left or seem to post much less frequently.

Instead what we get is an ever increasing deluge of teenspeak garbage and endless, moronic, redundant threads that would never be tolerated on any other forum. By pointing this out where it happens while simultaneously adding valuable content to threads like this, I'm just trying to raise the bar around here. If that pisses you off, then I don't know what to tell you.
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Content goooooood.

Pissy cynicism baaaaaaad.



So... *ANY* new hardware at WWDC? What's your call?

I say displays. iMac or consumer replacement... probably not. Handhelds, tablets, phones, vacuum cleaners and/or weather stations... nah.

Bring on Longhorn! Uh, I mean Tiger!
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