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  • The L.A.-to-Vegas bullet train is a go [View news story]
    As long as it has the environmentalists support, the EPA will fast track it with minimal investigation.
    Sep 19, 2015. 03:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Exciting 6th Generation Intel Processors: The Wait Is Over [View article]
    I think these cheap $50 tablets are meant for emerging markets or toys for kids. I wonder what the profit is on a $50 tablet, 1$?
    Sep 9, 2015. 06:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exciting 6th Generation Intel Processors: The Wait Is Over [View article]
    " since the cloud has exploded and all they need is a keyboard and a screen,"

    What do those keyboards and screens plug into? Maybe not a high end desktop but some kind of bare bones computer, which Intel will likely have a processor in. Also with more cloud computing, you will need more server processors.
    Sep 5, 2015. 02:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Real Drivers: Advertising For Windows 10, Next Stop Skylake [View article]
    Anyone that tells you that you do not need to scan for malware is not telling you the truth. Personally, I use no antivirus or active malware scanner. I occasionally run MBAM and trend micro house call, maybe once every 2 months. If you stay away from the websites your spouse might get mad about you will hardly have any issues.
    Aug 4, 2015. 11:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sale Of HERE Should Open New Doors For Nokia [View article]
    Why would MS pay 7 billion for Nokias Lumia unit then write it all down?
    Jul 23, 2015. 02:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Prospect Capital: How Low Can It Go? [View article]
    care to back that up?
    Jul 13, 2015. 11:01 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Intel Shares Will Continue To Underperform The Market [View article]
    I've got a note edge, a Samsung 11 inch tablet, a 17 inch laptop, and a desktop. My tablet barely gets used, except maybe as a remote for my TV, my phone, which is basically a small tablet with a phone, is used when mobile. My laptop is great when working on stuff, surfing the web, taxes, reading SA, etc while sitting on the couch. All my systems are linked together with windows 8. I've got my phone set to back up my phone pictures to my Microsoft cloud drive. My windows 8 laptop with a SSD turns on faster than my android tablet, lasts about 75% of the time, can do much more as far as functionality, and is reparable. PCS arnt dead, they are lasting longer, which means sales drop. A new equalibriam will be found and revenue and profits will find new levels.
    Jul 10, 2015. 07:19 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Battery Recharging: Why Is Tesla Not Going Wireless? [View article]
    because high power change in magnetic Flux over change in time is not good to have near sensative electronics, or near people with pace makers, or loose metal etc. Yes I have a BSEE.
    Jul 1, 2015. 12:40 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nevada gaming revenue strong in May despite baccarat slide [View news story]
    The drop in profits is from high rollers being turned away in China as part of the Crack down. The casinos have a pretty consistent occupancy rate over the past 2 years. I really doubt people are winning more since we are talking about gambling.
    Jun 29, 2015. 01:02 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple And Intel: A Marriage Made In P-Code? [View article]
    "Seriously, think about it from Intel's perspective. What is their interest? Assuming they want Apple as a foundry customer (which I'm not sure they do) they are prepared to sacrifice their 65% gm's for 35% gm's and enter a business that, at Apple scale, will do serious damage to their heretofore pristine datacenter-centric business model."

    I think you'd have to ask yourself, does Intel have room to in their fabrication process to stick wafers for Apple?
    A8 is 88mm^2.
    300mm wafers have 70650mm^2 surface area. Assume 90% actual usable area, that leave 63,585mm^2.
    That creates room for ~ 722 processors. Since no one knows what Intels yield rate is, I'm going to guess 90%.
    That is 650 die per wafer.
    With about 170 million iPhones sold in 2014, that would be 261k wafers per year, or about 5,000 wafers per week.
    So ask yourself, do you think Intel has the fab space for that many wafers, or even 50% of that since Apple likes to diversify their suppliers.
    Jun 24, 2015. 12:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: The Magic Of FPGAs [View article]
    FPGA's are programmed to do things in parallel. So think about it like this. When i add a+b=c in parallel, the computer would see a and b simultaneously and c would be calculated a new nanoseconds later. In serial, the computer would look at a, a few nano seconds later look at b, then a few nano seconds later calculate c.

    Getting the distinction correct is important. When you progam a FPGA, you are creating a new piece of hardware. When you program in C++, C#, Python, etc you are creating software that runs on hardware.
    Jun 3, 2015. 07:55 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Wintel Alliance Might Help The Atom X3 Gain More Industry Support [View article]
    Last month I used 60 gigs of data while on my laptop, my phone data plan allows for 8 gigs. I would love to cut my 180$ cable bill but using 4g for that is unrealistic, for now.
    Jun 1, 2015. 06:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Corporation's (NOK) CEO Rajeev Suri on Q1 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    Revenue and EPS increase. stock drops 12%.I think this is an over reaction to the news.
    May 1, 2015. 01:56 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft launches $70 Lumia 430 [View news story]
    Targeting a cheap phone for emerging markets may be a good idea. Drive up the user base, which increases demand for apps, which then leads to more app development, which leads to better support for the OS. More apps could translate to better sales.
    Mar 20, 2015. 05:28 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Volkswagen February European car registrations: +11.1% [View news story]
    And yet the dropped their dividend. Sell time for me.
    Mar 20, 2015. 05:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment