Nov 21, 2001

Behind the Scenes at Mac OS Rumors

It's 3:00 PM and Ryan Meader's just woken up.

"Holy shit," Ryan thinks, "it's been almost a week since I've updated, my banner ad hits and PayPal income are probably slowing down! It's time to post more crap!"

Not wasting a second, Ryan hops from his mess of a bed over to his Bondi iMac, and, after checking his email, Ryan realizes he has no time to edit the masses of ridiculous contributions to his site.

Within minutes of double-clicking it, Netscape 4.07 is slowly rendering the bytes containing the MacNN home page.

"Ah," says Ryan quietly to himself. "They released new Macs... The ones I had no idea about, and never reported on. Yesterday."

Ryan begins sweating and slowly strokes his disgusting goatee. "Hmm? What's this? A Digital Hub from Apple? Shit, I never heard about this either..."

Without a second to lose, Ryan chicken-scratches together an MOSR "update" that combines day-old news of updated Macs and fresh news of a confirmed Apple event regarding a new Apple product.

"Thank god for MacNN and The Register," thinks Ryan, "or I'd've never had an update for today."

After opening Fetch 3.0 and uploading his "news" to the MOSR server, Ryan flatulates, starts iTunes and falls gently back into bed, blissfully listening to his newly-pirated collection of WHAM! MP3s.

Another grand day at Mac OS Rumors "headquarters" had been completed.

Nov 14, 2001

The PowerPC G4 Is a Lie

At the heart of the current high-end Macs, routers, and switches is the PowerPC G4, which is what Apple and Motorola claim to be their fourth generation CPU that is the result of the three-way Apple/IBM/Motorola alliance, which has been designing and fabbing various PowerPC chips since 1991.

I contend that “G4” is a blatant misnomer by Apple and Motorola to spur sales and compete with Intel's Pentium 4 product and nomenclature. Below I'll give some historical background, technical information, and plain facts that support my claim that the PowerPC G4 is really a second-generation processor, and the broader notion that the PowerPC family has not evolved significantly since 1995, something Apple and Motorola propaganda has repeatedly accused the competition of in recent years. But first, the background.

Nov 9, 2001

…Unban Me One More Time

Unban me, ban me
How am I supposed to troll
Slashdot? My subnet is denied there
Unban me, ban me
I shouldn't have to go
And use a fucking proxie
Show me how to troll freely
Tell me, I really wanna troll now,
Oh because

Not trolling Slashdot is killing me (and I)
I must confess I still believe (still believe)
When I'm not trolling I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Please unban me one more time

Unban me, ban me
The reason i troll is you
IP bans got me gagg-ed
Oh Taco baby
there's nothing that i wouldn't do
thats not the way i planned it
Show me how you want it to be
Tell me Taco cause i need to troll now
Oh because

Not trolling Slashdot is killing me (and I)
I must confess I still believe (still believe)
When I'm not trolling I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Please unban me one more time

Unban me, Taco, how am i suposed to troll
Jamie McCarthy, you shouldn't censorware SLASH code
I must confess, that my trollishness
is killing me now
Don't you know I still believe
that you are so queer
So give me a break
Fuck'n unban me one more time

Not trolling Slashdot is killing me (and I)
I must confess I still believe (still believe)
When I'm not trolling I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Please unban me one more time