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  • Sphere 3D Has A Large Upside [View article]
    Thanks, but don't worry about me :)

    I'm aware that they haven't given you much to work with, you have no experience whatsoever with Glassware, which is why you basically call everyone who has something positive to say about it a liar.

    Given the fact that these people have names and some of them are even clients, and you are a an anonymous message board troll who's only purpose it is here on SA to attack this company, it's quite telling.

    You also claim that this and that claim from the company isn't demonstrated.

    Indeed. It isn't demonstrated to you. Which is not quite the same as to say it isn't demonstrated to people and organizations who actually matter a little more.
    Feb 27, 2015. 09:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sphere 3D Has A Large Upside [View article]
    I'm aware of that they have quite a bit to prove, which is why I said several times Q1 will be pretty interesting. There are a few things differently this time though:
    - Integration savings with Tandberg
    - Overland accreditive to earnings in the latest filings
    - Nine deals since the beginnings of December
    - New products, more especially new RDX

    But yes, I understand there are skeptics out there and I can't really blame them. History is important, but it's not all determining. We'll see the trend in Q1.
    Feb 26, 2015. 09:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sphere 3D Has A Large Upside [View article]
    Ah yes I forgot, anyone disagreeing with you must be an insider or a liar, or probably both.

    It's actually in the article on which I base the turn-around, but yes, I've already argued more than once that I have a keen interest in Q1 results..

    Did you ever handle or test Glassware yourself?
    Feb 26, 2015. 06:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Economy: This Was Not Supposed To Happen [View article]
    ["unrelenting Keynesian fiscal stimuli post-2008 IMO."]

    Huh?! What "unrelenting" fiscal stimuli are you talking about? For much of the years beyond 2011 fiscal policy was actually a drag, especially on the state and local level.
    Feb 26, 2015. 05:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sphere 3D Has A Large Upside [View article]
    ["Sphere's technology has been validated at the highest levels both publicly and privately,

    Ok, plese prove these claims with evidence."]

    Evidence was provided in the article and in the comments, citing customers and technology specialists with names and quotes.

    And you, an anonymous guys basically implied they are all lying and on the paybook of Sphere.

    As a result of all that foam from your mouth which seems to be getting in your eyes you're also missing the turn-around at Overland.
    Feb 26, 2015. 05:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sphere 3D Has A Large Upside [View article]
    ["In summary, one out of a target market of 5,000 plus US schools has selected Glassware after two years of hard marketing. And not a single enterprise account."]

    Ah. Yesterday it was only a small school, now it's a school district (and in fact, it's two school districts that are known in public).

    And yesterday you were smearing the person from the school district, would he have been paid to say something positive, and by extention everybody else who says similar things (which are quite a few people with names and reputations in the public domain).

    Two years of marketing? Any evidence for that?

    The simple fact is that there is a bit of a shift away from Apple towards Chromebooks simply because the latter are MUCH cheaper.

    COuld it be that districts that want to enable their chromebook using students to work with just a few Windows app find VMware a bit of an overkill? Might there be something simpler out there?
    Feb 26, 2015. 12:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sphere 3D Has A Large Upside [View article]
    I'm not sure a Google deal with Sphere is necessary to advance Glassware in the education market, it could just be a Google official touting the benefits of a company that is able to enhance the functionality of Chromebooks for use in this sector. His publicity of his personal investments in Sphere is still a little awkward though and distracts a little from the message, IMHO.
    Feb 26, 2015. 10:18 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sphere 3D Has A Large Upside [View article]
    ["It seems you missed the point, and don't comprehend the competitive disadvantage that Sphere has attempting to displace competitors like VMware and Microsoft while using the IP and technology of those companies. Sphere is 100% dependent on those companies for their core technology."]

    Yes, yes, Microsoft just provided them with a multi-year OEM.. What on earth got into them??!
    Feb 25, 2015. 03:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sphere 3D Has A Large Upside [View article]
    ["But first let me say I have noticed that you too post anonymously."]

    But I don't make any independent claims about the technology, pretty crucial difference..

    ["-no patented technology or unique IP"]
    Says you, an anonymous troll on a message board (witness your SA contributions which are only comments to others writing on Sphere). There are multiple real-life persona with reputations on the line saying these are distinguished products.

    >> I'm sorry, but I'm not the one making that claim. It is publicly available information that is easily found reading Sphere's own regulatory filings, Google Patents and a search of the US Patent Office web site. I suggest you take the advice of another poster, and invest time to perform the due diligence.>>

    So this guy is lying, then:
    ["“As the inventor and owner of the RDX technology intellectual property, we continue to innovate and create unique value for our customers that is not met by other alternatives,” said Nilesh Patel, VP of Product Management and Product Marketing at Sphere 3D Corporation."]
    Feb 25, 2015. 03:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sphere 3D Has A Large Upside [View article]
    ["9 consecutive years of losses at Overland (that has to be some sort of record for public company)
    -dwindling cash means operations beyond a year in doubt "]

    In November the company claimed that Overland was profitable ex one-time items and cost of share compensation. They also claim to have$23M in synergies with Tandberg. They recently filed that Overland acquistion would be accreditive to earnings.

    But I've already said that Q1 for me will be pretty important.

    ["-almost year after claiming a deal with Dell still no Glassware products on Dell web site"]

    The deal was with Dell Drive, a healthcare initiative. The company already scored a deal in the healthcare sector, with Novorad.

    ["-a handful of "partner" deals, tweets and letters but no revenue"]

    No revenue? Huh?

    ["-one public endorsement from a small school in Texas (no mention of revenue however; did Sphere give them the box in return for marketing favours?)"]

    Not one school, a whole school district, and the number of public endorsements is growing as you can see in one of the last comments in this thread. Well, perhaps they all paid these people for these endorsements, but perhaps somebody paid you to create a SA identity and lay in ambush to anything that moves with relation to Sphere, so lets cut the crap here.

    ["-no patented technology or unique IP"]

    Says you, an anonymous troll on a message board (witness your SA contributions which are only comments to others writing on Sphere). There are multiple real-life persona with reputations on the line saying these are distinguished products.

    ["both V3 and GW solutions are completely dependent on competitors technology to function"]

    My response is also completely dependent on my PC to work, the internet, electricity, etc. I'm in deep dodo, I now realize..

    Gee, Microsoft is completely dependent on PC's to work, terrible, terrible..
    Feb 25, 2015. 11:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sphere 3D Has A Large Upside [View article]
    ["Hal, for the record I think your questions were good ones and not "lazy" at all."]

    For the record, I answered all of them but sort of assumed he was able to perform a Google search on "virtualization companies" or click on a link in the article.

    You might also have missed my previous articles on ANY, hardly constantly cheerleading. If I'm more positive today that is because there are reasons to. There are 9 new deals since the beginnings of December last year and some public endorsements from customers, plus financial statements from the company that indicate that they're close to break-even and expect a significant ramp-up in revenues this year.
    Feb 25, 2015. 10:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Tale Of Two Debts: Japan Vs. Greece [View article]
    ["This is known as the failure of communism. Since everyone owned the river, no one owned the river."]

    I knew that there were people (mostly Austrians) who are blissfully unaware of the really very large literature on market failures, but you're the first one I've encountered who constructed a parallel universe of your own.

    There are, for instance, pure collective goods for which no market can exist (or only at prohibitively high transaction cost, another literature I fear you're blissfully unaquainted with).

    So we should simply create property rights for the river. In that case, I have a Nile to sell you..

    To re-Christen this as a failure of communism is hilarious.

    I've said it before and I say it again. What NEVER ceases to amaze me is that the people least familiar with economics tend to be the people with the strongest opinions.
    Feb 24, 2015. 09:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Tale Of Two Debts: Japan Vs. Greece [View article]
    ["Your problem is the contrived notion you have of market failure."]

    There is a very large existing literature on this, none of which you seem to be remotely familiar with.

    ["Noting that there is no perfect production method or that people have not achieved post scarcity does not indicate that the market has failed."]

    What does this even mean?

    ["So there is no such thing as market failure. The real question is how free from force is the market or how polluted with force it is. The freer it is, the more prosperous it is."]

    Ok, so back to child labor, investing on the pink sheets instead of the Dow, hope you'll volunteer for trying out new medicines after we abolished the FDA and companies can claim whatever they like about their new medicines, can pollute, endanger our health, etc. as long as there is no force involved, we're ok, right? As long as companies don't intent to kill you, it's ok right? Even if they kill you anyway?
    Feb 24, 2015. 09:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Tale Of Two Debts: Japan Vs. Greece [View article]
    ["I worked for a large company that previously dumped water contaminated with high levels of mercury straight into the Mississippi River as daily operating practice. It was no longer doing that when I arrived as it stopped this practice following with the passage of the clean water act."]

    Thanks.

    But perhaps your company fist complained about the clean water act, and according to our inhouse Heritage resident here that should be taken as a sign that the clean water act is imposing cost on society..

    Perhaps they were even denying they were dumping, an information asymmetry type market failure that our friend argues doesn't exist...
    Feb 24, 2015. 09:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sphere 3D Has A Large Upside [View article]
    It's technically possible, but that doesn't mean it's always and everywhere a good idea. Perhaps you can put a Ferrari motor in a 2DC, but that's not a good idea either.

    But.. there clearly is a market for app virtualization services. The guys at Novarad and Caney were happy..

    That it itsn't a good idea under some circumstances doesn't mean it's not a good idea under any circumstance..
    Feb 24, 2015. 09:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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