Before everyone completely buys into this rumor a few choice words of wisdom from yours truly. Details sell lies, but the lack there of expose them. We as human beings are far more likely to buy into a story if it is fleshed out with a lot of extraneous information, because we judge presentation rather then substance. When we receive a great deal of information we think the source is more reliable, because we automatically assume that if they were lying then they wouldn't have such a well crafted narrative.
The irony being that it isn't in fact a stupid way of thinking. We expose ninety nine percent of liars, because they just don't have their story straight. They don't have enough facts to back up what they are saying at the time. It isn't about the facts being right or wrong. It is about there not being enough facts period. When it comes to the internet however the rules don't apply. Most appraisals aren't split second, and the person isn't having to portray their story in person.
Most people just aren't that quick on their feet to think up a complicated lie on the spot, and that is where we do most of our catching of liars. When it comes to the internet anyone can carefully craft a lie days or even weeks in advance, and they have the benefit of not having to present their story in person. Where physical cues might give them away, and they may not even have to deal with rigorous questioning.
Anyway the real issue I have with the rumor is the law of averages. This rumor isn't so much a sniper shot at half a mile. It is more like a shotgun blast at close range. The source doesn't need to be spot on to get some hits, and if the source gets some hits. Then their credibility is not only retained, but it increases. This rumor reads like a list of speculations, conjectures, and facts that we already knew about. It doesn't take a lot of skill to round them up. Tie them together, and to toss in a dash of originality. A few buzz words here, and some vague references there, and voila you have a rumor that must be partly right. Even if the source didn't have any special knowledge to begin with.
I for one would have been more convinced by something a little less elaborate, or something that was entirely unexpected. Hell I would have been more convinced if he hadn't given into the temptation to drop in a little taunt. Guys he used the prefix Omni for crying out loud. Not only is it common in technology hoaxes and bullshit rumors it is a way of poking fun at those being duped. He is implying that he is omniscient, omnipotent, and it stands for everything. Something his little story contains. Hell it could be everything and nothing to him. It is his little way of twisting the knife.