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  1. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68000

    Mr_Brightside_@

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    i just noticed the canadian apple website has the itunes ticker at the bottom, for the contest, and it's going up fast. REALLY fast. thought you'd want to know
     
  2. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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  3. russed macrumors 68000

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    ooh, i had forgotten all about the giveaway thing! i had better get watching it and hopefully i will get lucky!

    well one can but hope!
     
  4. Mr_Brightside_@ thread starter macrumors 68000

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    very good! maybe next time you won't make a useless remark!
     
  5. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    Is this ticker actually accurate? I don't know, but it just seems like its going up at a steady pace.
     
  6. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure how it's working this time, but I believe that during their last competion, the server would give you the current number sold and approximate rate of buying and then javascript would increase the counter.
     
  7. clayj macrumors 604

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    It's doing the same thing this time.

    Earlier today, I was looking at Apple's site on one of my tabs in IE7, where I'd left it running all night... the counter was up over 993,000,000. When I refreshed the page, it was back in the 992s... so the previous high rate had slowed down a bit. The lesson being, if you're gonna try to actually buy song #1,000,000,000, you better refresh the page to keep the counter current.

    Just now I did another refresh, and it jumped from 993,224,000 to 993,323,000 instantly.
     
  8. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    I second that, I turned off my AirPort and the counter was still going, so its obviously just making a guess, dang it there goes my luck at spending my $25 gift card accurately.
     
  9. njmac macrumors 68000

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    Yes, Apple's counter is SLOWER, they are several thousand songs behind! look here from this thread.

    Check out billiontunescounter.com it is a really useful site!
     

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