Place your bets ladies and gentlemen.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Chundles, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    Place your bets folks.

    Offered for your betting enjoyment today are three options, all relating to the upcoming WWDC keynote.

    1. How soon after the forums come back online will the first post asking "where can I buy a copy of Leopard?"

    I reckon 20 minutes.

    2. How soon after the forums come back online will the first post saying "I'm disappointed with the mac pro, I wanted 'x' feature."

    I say 1 minute.

    3. How many newbies will ask about loading Leopard onto a generic x86 PC?

    I say 29.

    Roll up folks, place your bets.
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    Better yet the "man that was the worst keynote evarrr!!" group.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    4. How many newbies will run Software Update immediately after the keynote, with the expectation that Leopard will be installed?
     
  4. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say 10 minutes.
     
  5. Chundles thread starter macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    Ooh, good call.
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    a bit more than that. the forums won't function for a while.
     
  7. mark! macrumors 65816

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    1. PowerBook G5s next tuesday :confused:
    2. iPhone with the PowerBook G5s.
    3. iPod video with the iPhone.
     
  8. j26 macrumors 65832

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    3,637 (and many more will be planning to, but will check here beforehand and realise the folly)
     
  9. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    1. 15 minutes.

    2. 1 minute.

    3. A new thread will be started. About 20 will say it.

    4. A new thread about how this was the worst keynote (from iGary) will be started.

    I would add:

    5. How many folks will be disappointed that there are no iPod updates. My guess another thread will be started.
     
  10. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    how long before the forums crash once back online? 2.5 minutes.
    1 thread created in the process about WWDC and everyone trying to respond.
     
  11. Agent Smith macrumors 6502

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    Someone is going to be disappointed that the G5 PowerBooks are STILL not out, figuring that they should have them by now...:rolleyes: :p
     
  12. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    And how many people will come here asking where they can download the Leopard Beta?

    But, for #2, can I pick "As soon as the announcement is made"?
     
  13. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I think you've left out entire genres of posts:
    • "which options should I get on my new ___"
    • "the new ___ sucks" ones (for all new products), with a sub-category of "the graphics on the ___ suck"
    • "who has ordered a ___?"
    • "can I return the ___ I just BTO'd to get a ___?"
    • and, of course, the "who has a new ___" classics.
    One minute. And you forgot "If I buy a new Mac today, will it come with Leopard on it?"
    Within a minute. Those threads will be similar in number to the "OMG, the new ___ rules!" ones (which I forgot to mention above)
     
  14. mark! macrumors 65816

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    The Official I ordered a ______ Thread (like jsw said).
     
  15. yg17 macrumors G5

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    "Will Leopard be free?" followed by "It's a bunch of bull**** that Apple makes you pay for OS upgrades!"
     
  16. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    those and asking where they can download a beta are going to be the most annoying.
     
  17. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I just know that I'll be reading the aforementioned threads instead of ordering anything.

    Last year, Steve mentioned the Developer Transition Kit, and I was done ordering it before it even hit me that I'd just spent $1000 on a loaner. That was redeemed by the iMac exchange deal, but I got lucky. I think I'll sit out this round of buying frenzy.
     
  18. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Today will be hell trying to get to the boards.....The thread I'm looking for today will be: "what happen to the video ipod:( ?"




    Bless
     
  19. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    We completely forgot the "Apple Store is down!!!" threads. They'll likely pop up shortly before the live coverage starts.
     
  20. Josh macrumors 68000

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    "I want put lepurd on gateway. I use xcode windows.

    I want to built tum toftware. How do I built?"
     
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  22. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    That reminds me. As with all major announcements, we get a flow of new members.

    We were all once new members, and most new members are great. But... we'll also get, in addition to the product-related questions, tons of "which RAM do I buy", "why can't I use my avatar?", "why can't I create a thread in the Marketplace?", "what's a 601?", etc. posts.
     
  23. Chundles thread starter macrumors G4

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    7-eleven. They have it in rackable boxes there like the iPod shuffle came in.
     
  24. netdog macrumors 603

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    Less. I am sure some crumdugeon has already said it in another post.
     

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