I'm starting to get irritated!

jimbo1mcm

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When you do a search for rumors about future devices, the only thing you get is BS from writers who want you to check their stupid sites so they can get advertising revenue. They say, " It is rumored to have 128 GB and an OLED screen, although it might also have 16GB and an LED screen. We'll have to wait and see." It sucks. We need rumors that are accurate!!!! Just ranting.
 

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When you do a search for rumors about future devices, the only thing you get is BS from writers who want you to check their stupid sites so they can get advertising revenue. They say, " It is rumored to have 128 GB and an OLED screen, although it might also have 16GB and an LED screen. We'll have to wait and see." It sucks. We need rumors that are accurate!!!! Just ranting.
How can a rumor be accurate until the product is actually shipped at which point the the rumor ceases to exist?
 

Shrink

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When you do a search for rumors about future devices, the only thing you get is BS from writers who want you to check their stupid sites so they can get advertising revenue. They say, " It is rumored to have 128 GB and an OLED screen, although it might also have 16GB and an LED screen. We'll have to wait and see." It sucks. We need rumors that are accurate!!!! Just ranting.
Please note:

rumor |ˈro͞omər|(Brit. rumour )
noun
a currently circulating story or report of uncertain or doubtful truth: they were investigating rumors of a massacre | rumor has it that he will take a year off.
verb (be rumored)
be circulated as an unverified account: [ with clause ] : it's rumored that he lives on a houseboat | [ with infinitive ] : she is rumored to have gone into hiding.
ORIGIN late Middle English: from Old French rumur, from Latin rumor ‘noise.’
 

LIVEFRMNYC

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Overall rumors have been about 75% accurate. That's pretty good IMO.

OP, maybe your just reading rumors from BS sites.
 

Mackan

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Overall rumors have been about 75% accurate. That's pretty good IMO.

OP, maybe your just reading rumors from BS sites.
Like iPhone 5S rumor. First a rumor that it will go into production in March. Then it was April, then May, then June...

Nah, it's just a way to draw attention, nothing else. Analysts and rumors sites, they make a living of it.

I am now eagerly waiting for another home button rumor. My body is shaking with excitement.
 

LIVEFRMNYC

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Like iPhone 5S rumor. First a rumor that it will go into production in March. Then it was April, then May, then June...

Nah, it's just a way to draw attention, nothing else. Analysts and rumors sites, they make a living of it.

I am now eagerly waiting for another home button rumor. My body is shaking with excitement.

Hence why I said 75%(guesstimate).
 

JaySoul

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Mate forget this.

You want to try being a football fan when it's transfer rumours time.

Like now. And I'm a Liverpool fan. It's a nightmare.
 

beaniemyman

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How can a rumor be accurate until the product is actually shipped at which point the the rumor ceases to exist?
agreed, there is no way to confirm rumors and every tech site (even the big ones like cnet, verge, engaget etc.) never have the accurate info. the best thing to do is to read rumors from sites which have decent track records.
 

blitzer09x87

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agreed, there is no way to confirm rumors and every tech site (even the big ones like cnet, verge, engaget etc.) never have the accurate info. the best thing to do is to read rumors from sites which have decent track records.
yeah, the best way is to just read news and rumors from those sites which have good history.
 

bmac4

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Mate forget this.

You want to try being a football fan when it's transfer rumours time.

Like now. And I'm a Liverpool fan. It's a nightmare.
100% agree. I am a Real Madrid fan and transfer season is crazy. Last year it is was all about Ronaldo trying to be bought by Chelsea, and this year was where is Neymar going. Rumors will drive you crazy and give you way too high of expectations. Just better to read knowing only about 30% has any value to it.
 

jimbo1mcm

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100% agree. I am a Real Madrid fan and transfer season is crazy. Last year it is was all about Ronaldo trying to be bought by Chelsea, and this year was where is Neymar going. Rumors will drive you crazy and give you way too high of expectations. Just better to read knowing only about 30% has any value to it.
Stop hijacking my thread. Now I am getting more irritated. You should be a Falcons fan, not soccer. LOL>
 

bmac4

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Stop hijacking my thread. Now I am getting more irritated. You should be a Falcons fan, not soccer. LOL>
I am a huge Falcons fan, but I like Futbol too. My advice is to only believe about 30% of the rumors you hear. Most places are getting it more right every year because there are so many leaks, but really all rumors do is get your expectations way to high, and then you let down. Sorry if I helped get off subject.
 

jimbo1mcm

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I actually thought it was pretty funny that everyone and his brother thought Verizon would announce the HTC One at their event and instead we got J LO!!!
 

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I actually thought it was pretty funny that everyone and his brother thought Verizon would announce the HTC One at their event and instead we got J LO!!!
That's because "everyone" wanted the HTC One on VZW. Latest rumor is that we may see that at the end of the month. Rumors come and go, some are accurate some are not. Just roll with the punches
 

kiltedthrower

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Falcons fan?! We might as well be Bengal fans. Can we not be fans of teams that actually perform well on the field?
 

bmac4

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Falcons fan?! We might as well be Bengal fans. Can we not be fans of teams that actually perform well on the field?
Is there something wrong with being a Falcons fan. It is my home team.

Are you trying to say the Falcons are bad? Because if I remember correctly they were 5 yards short of being in the Super Bowl last year. I call that performing well on the field.
 
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kiltedthrower

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Is there something wrong with being a Falcons fan. It is my home team.

Are you trying to say the Falcons are bad? Because if I remember correctly they were 5 yards short of being in the Super Bowl last year. I call that performing well on the field.
I'm just messing with you. I'm mainly jealous we don't have a professional football team