MacWhispers and the PB 970

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by chazmox, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I really am pissed at myself! I mean even though I argued against a PB 970 PB coming out today ( due to the fact that it's easier to integrate a new arch into a tower than a laptop ) I still got sucked into the reality distortion field that this site generates! What does it take for me to learn???

    I mean if it smells like crap, looks like crap, IT IS CRAP and no amount of searching for nuggets of truth is going to change that!

    The only thing I know that MW has gotten right is the Firewire/USB 2.0 cable and that doesn't exactly get me excited...

    Is Jack Campbell just making this stuff up to drive business to his site or are his info suppliers in Taiwan laughing behind their hands when they tell him something???

    Either way the result is the same - YOUR TIME SPENT AT MW IS WASTED!!! Please do not patronize this site - or if you have to please understand that it is fiction ( and often not very pleasant fiction! ).

    I posting this several places because I am so pissed!
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Poor macwhispers got EVERYTHING wrong again

    powerbook 970 - nope

    specs better than leaked image - nope

    image was no way a mistake, had to be a hack - lol nope nope nope

    case with cleam metal front and plastics on the side - nope, mesh and all alu

    whole range 970 - nope again

    mini white plastic thing - judgmenet still out but nope so far

    isn't looking good is it?
     
  3. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    While true to a point, there are some members stopping by and complaining that we unfairly BASH the "other" rumor sites and continually point out the weaknesses of their past rumor history.

    arn will probably point out the other sites hits and misses in the rumor wrapup.

    But there is no need to be so hostile with Jack, he did after all have that spiffy image of the G5 mockup in the special hytech security wrap on his MacMice site. :p
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes, I guess you're right... if you wrap the new PowerMac in brown paper it looks exactly like the pic on his site...

    How do you suppose he got a pre-release version to photograph in brown paper??? I'll bet one of his suppliers sent him one!!!

    Yea, that's the ticket!!!
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    But didnt he get that wrong as well.

    Something about lifting the front so you could easier access to the usb/firewire ports at the bottom front of machine?
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    About us unfairly bashing other sites...

    I really don't have a problem with people stating their opinion... but when someone says that they have contacted a supplier and he states that 2-weeks of inventory is on the shelf.. or "confirms" through two sources that the ipod will not change ( he yo-yo'ed every week for a while on this one ), I do have a problem with that.

    I mean how do you make this kind of mistake... I guess, I start to beleive that they are not mistakes...

    I have compiled a list of MacWhispers "confirmed" errors. I got into an argument with Jack on his site and he removed the posts. Would love to post them here...

    Arn, ( or whoever ) thanks for moving my thead back - I don't do this to beat up Jack - just to insist on a higher standard for the community... and if he is just publishing stuff to generate traffic, well... let just not speculate about that...
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    On the other hand, we should all chip in and buy MacBidouille a pizza.
     
  8. macrumors 601

    zimv20

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    i'm good for a topping, but i'm not chipping in for delivery!

    unless i'm the one who gets to fly to paris...
     
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I already ignore MacBidouille. I guess it's because I can't read french and never get what the translation SW spews out.

    Jack is incredible! He claims that he has no responsibility to the Mac community for what he writes and that it is his personal weblog and that he cares little if no one reads it!

    He also crys poverty at the $400 a month he has to spend to get 11 million targeted eyeballs looking at his site and at his MacMice ads. He says he gets very little sales from the site. But where else could he get such cheap, targeted advertising??? The lack of sales is not the websites fault...
     
  10. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    No need to attack Jack, he does a rather good job of it himself...

    Some of that stuff on MacWhispers is funny, like this...
    Then there is this...
     
  11. macrumors member

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    wow, that's a ton of readers.

    Almost makes me want to start a site that does nothing more than evaluate the rumors on other rumor sites -- sort of like macrumors does.

    If I could get that many visitors, and put by 15+ years of mac experience to use... ;)
     

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