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MacWhispers Closing Shop!...awwwww

Discussion in 'Mac Scene' started by MacQuest, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Sorry if this has already been posted elsewhere, and I did look, but I just caught it.

    "MacWhispers to quietly fade away"...yet he makes it his headline.


    The shiesty owner cites that it is because of his dedication to his booming MacMice business. Funny...I would think that it has more to do with the fact that he/they are the laughing stock of the Mac rumor circuit.

    Now where will I go to get all of my Apple dis-information?:rolleyes:
  2. macrumors 6502a


    I'm aware that this is yesterday's news according to their site.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    All I have to say is: "Good riddance!"
  4. macrumors regular

    I am suprised it has lasted this long. MacWhispers has been so inaccurate it is not even funny.
  5. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. macrumors 6502a

  7. macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    So how the heck has MOSR lasted for this long?
  8. macrumors 6502a

    PBG5 -

    I know MOSR is not very on top of things either, but in the case of MacWhispers, it's outlandish claims like this that have made it the joke around town:


    June 20, 2003

    The Prediction

    We believe that the complete Power Macintosh G5 line is ready to bring to market, today. We also believe that not only is the 15.4-inch Powerbook ready to go, but that both the 17 and 12-inch variants are much, much closer to seeing daylight in new PPC 970 trim than anyone would have believed. We have been told that the Xserve PPC 970 versions have been completed. And, we heard a credible assertion just yesterday that the iMac platform is “within only weeks” of seeing a move to the PPC 970, as well.

    In all, the word on our wire is that Apple has been even busier and more successful than our most fanciful, optimistic thinking would have previously allowed us to believe. The PowerPC 970 transition is not going to come as a protracted series of minor trickles, stretched out over a 12 to 18-month period; it is coming in a dizzying, mad rush, between now and Christmas. And, it all starts Monday, with Steve Jobs’ 2-hour keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

    Prepare to be amazed."


    'Nuff said.
  9. macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    Are that the same banana that sings Peanut Butter Jelly time?

    Peanut Butter Jelly Time!
  10. macrumors 6502a


    I've never seen that before but they definately got to be the same bananas!!

  11. macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    [offtopic]AH!!!! My aformentioned post had a grammatical error. Those always make me look stoopider ;) than I really am.[/offtopic]

    But, ya.... It is definately the same banana. PB&J time cracks me up every time I see it. That dumb song just gets wrapped in your head. . Go listen to it.... now
  12. macrumors 68030


    because people confused it with MacRumors.
  13. macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Funny story--I found MacRumors by accident because 4 years ago when I first got into Macs, I ran across Appleinsider and MOSR, but realized they weren't the best so stopped visiting for 4 years until one day on MacAddict I heard these tidbits about Panther and a chance of a "new processor" coming out in the next year. Well, since I didn't know of many places to go to get decent info or any info at all about this, I decided to try to go back to Apple websites I used to visit, but I forgot to put the "os" in macosrumors.com and ended up here! Imagine my surprise when I poked around and realized how great MacRumors is!
  14. macrumors 604


    Just to follow the smily theme and show how I feel about this:



  15. macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

  16. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

  17. macrumors 6502a


  18. job
    macrumors 68040


    Appleinsider has seemingly come back from the grave and is second (IMO) only to Macrumors. They had the scoop on Smeagol and Nick from Think Secret posts on their board occasionally.
  19. macrumors 68030


    Re: See this new site

  20. macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    nothing mean, i liked the site it was fun reading and sometimes was on. more mac sites is better for the platform. arn does have a gem and though not stated as much as should be,should be stated more often.
  21. macrumors 68040



    Jack Campbell, owner of MacMice and MacWhispers is a very shady fellow, and has a few civil cases on theft of IP among others. He's a 'grey area' exploiter - his chief skill is scamming persons who don't read the fine print or do research, then leaves town when he's sniffed out.

    An example, the image below: "MacWhispers declaims any warranty of accuracy in any content posted to this site."

    Basically, he's saying "this could all be bulldooky - but I'm not telling what. Believe at your own risk.".

    Sorry, I don't do business with folks like this. So to Jack: Don't let the door hit you [again this time].
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Mac Whispers Hacked?

    I dunno if its been hacked or Jack letting his mouth go, but earlier today the message was changed from fade away to 'goes to hell' and has jack swearing etc...then just now i checked to see if it was still there and it forwards to http://www.yourmaclife.com/ instead of the real site.... your mac life being one site involved in reporting on the shady dealing of jack campbell
  23. macrumors 6502a


    Clarification please??/

    What exactly are you referring to?

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