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  • Rapper 50 Cent pumped a penny stock to his Twitter followers over the weekend, and the shares exploded higher. Jesse Eisinger asks: “Is what 50 Cent did really that different from what happens all day long on CNBC when professional money managers take to the airwaves to praise the stocks of companies they already own?”  [View news story]
    "I took quarter water and sold it in bottles for 2 bucks
    Coca-Cola came and bought it for billions, what the fu?"
    -50 Cent, in "I Get Money" on getting $200 million from his Vitamin Water stake.
    Jan 12 10:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seems that monetary policy was one of the pet peeves harbored by the nut who killed six people and wounded 14 this weekend in Arizona. Should that discredit those who hope for a return of the gold standard? Surely not, but such a stretch of logic might come naturally to certain economists, James Taranto writes.  [View news story]
    ridiculous and disrespectful lead in, SA.
    Jan 11 10:23 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Five Ways the Verizon iPhone Will Change the Mobile Landscape [View article]
    honeycomb isn't even for mobile phones! are you even trying to make a point when mentioning that or just throwing out an android term you saw on the news lately?
    Jan 9 07:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM and the Law of Large Numbers [View article]
    if you're old enough to remember (or even fake-remember) this "horizontal hold adjustments" that you write about, you're too old to realize that people under 30 don't care about satellite radio.
    Jan 7 10:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM and the Law of Large Numbers [View article]
    a sirius radio is more useful than a smartphone?
    Jan 7 08:08 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM and the Law of Large Numbers [View article]
    literally any media ever produced is available on the internet if one tries to find it. cmon.
    Jan 7 07:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM and the Law of Large Numbers [View article]
    Stern - the internet
    Jason Ellis - i dont know who that is
    raw dog - i also dont know who that is
    genre specific music - pandora, the internet, ipods, etc.
    Jan 7 06:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM and the Law of Large Numbers [View article]
    i'm not trying to sway anyone's decisions - like you, I read and write for amusement.
    Jan 7 05:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM and the Law of Large Numbers [View article]
    Well here's the thing. If you're under age 35 and technologically savvy, there's lots of cooler things that sync can utilize than just satellite radio. A 25 year old who grew up stealing music off of napster isn't interested in a car because of sat radio... he'd rather touch or talk at it to change music on his ipod.
    Jan 7 05:20 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Future of Netflix? [View instapost]
    thanks. too bad the SA editors wouldn't approve this as an article...
    Jan 7 12:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM and the Law of Large Numbers [View article]
    Nice complete misunderstanding and misuse of the law of large numbers. As written in your quotation, it means that, if something inherently has a 50% chance of happening, it may not happen at that rate in a population of 2, but will happen very close to that rate when the population is 20,000.

    But it's nothing new for Siri permabulls to attack people with legitimate, factual arguments (as you did in the first line of the second paragraph) with nothing but cheerleading and fluff.
    Jan 7 12:31 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM Shares: On Sale in 2011 [View article]
    "my figure includes a share buyback program" thanks, that really makes your $100/share estimate MUCH more reasonable.
    Jan 3 06:48 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Who Is Buying Sport Chalet Shares? [View article]
    I do not disagree - the deeper I dig, the more eager I am to exit this trade. But my position is tiny enough that i'm willing to let it ride while performance is good.
    Jan 3 02:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM Shares: On Sale in 2011 [View article]
    really, an 100 bagger? $600 billion market cap? Exxon, Chevron, and Marathon Oil combined?

    siri fanboys get more delusional by the day.
    Jan 2 10:59 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM Shares: On Sale in 2011 [View article]
    "Rumors are now mounting that since the re-signing of Howard Stern, that the Sirius call center has been flooded with phone calls by people seeking to re-activate radios that had gone silent."

    This is either complete bullshit or material non-public information. Either way, it shouldn't be in an article.

    I've come to expect some bullish fluff in any article about SIRI (and plenty in the comments), but I think that you've crossed a line here.
    Jan 2 10:56 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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