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  • Nokia Could Soar To $5 On Successful Release [View article]
    http://bit.ly/Q89C7g
    Aug 31, 2012. 02:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Could Soar To $5 On Successful Release [View article]
    Doesn't look like the big 808 though. It may not be the full 40mP whack.
    Aug 31, 2012. 02:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon (AMZN) will incorporate mapping services from Nokia (NOK) in the new Kindle Fire, which is due to be unveiled on Thursday, Reuters reports. It's a further blow for Google (GOOG) - whose Android operating system is used in the Fire - after Apple dropped Google Maps in favor of its own feature and content from Tom Tom for iOS 6. [View news story]
    I guess this means the new kindle has a gps.
    Aug 31, 2012. 02:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Jim Rogers: The Agriculture Industry Is Doomed [View article]
    He's right, big inflation coming from that direction, but only after many have abandoned it as a bad job.

    Inflation is already hitting China, Middle East. We're going to see it in the west much more too. Corn, rice, oil for example have tripled since 2004, but that's nothing to what's coming.

    Basically if you expect stagflation (I do), essential raw materials are the place to be. It's where the margin compression is going to come from initially, followed by wage inflation.

    Sell the tops, buy the demand destruction.
    Aug 28, 2012. 11:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happened To The Gold Bull Market? [View article]
    We're going to DJIA:Gold ~1:1.

    Either Dow down, gold up or a combination of the two. That's when you flip from gold to stocks.
    Aug 28, 2012. 11:40 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Selective Dividend Reinvestment Can Boost Long-Term Dividend Income [View article]
    Well there are certainly more zeros, but will 40k actually buy you more than 2.5k would in 1970?
    Aug 27, 2012. 05:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon (AMZN) boasts it now offers 15M items for shipment via its $79/year Prime 2-day shipping service, and that more items are delivered using Prime than using free Super Saver Shipping. Prime has contributed to Amazon's e-commerce share gains, but has also damaged its operating margins. Separately, Amazon has launched Glacier, a slow-but-cheap cloud storage service meant for backup and archiving. Glacier complements the faster, costlier, and quite popular S3. [View news story]
    Still not *actually* making any money though are they?

    Should I buy the shares so I can stick the certificate up on the wall like my Zimbabwe dollars?
    Aug 27, 2012. 04:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The debate about whether or not raising taxes on the rich would increase government revenue, is "beside the point," writes John Carney on CNBC. The real reason to hike taxes is to fight inflation, but if and when it exists, the measure possibly wouldn't cure that problem either. "The proposals to raise taxes on the wealthy just don’t add up," Carney writes. [View news story]
    We've just spent the last 40 years deliberately replacing taxes with deficit spending... Wonder why that might have happened...
    Aug 26, 2012. 11:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The debate about whether or not raising taxes on the rich would increase government revenue, is "beside the point," writes John Carney on CNBC. The real reason to hike taxes is to fight inflation, but if and when it exists, the measure possibly wouldn't cure that problem either. "The proposals to raise taxes on the wealthy just don’t add up," Carney writes. [View news story]
    A lot of people don't understand what productivity increases are. They are the replacement of human labour with machine labour. Calories replaced by kiloWatts[1].

    [1] Yes... I know calories are a pre SI unit of energy and kiloWatts are the SI unit of work.
    Aug 26, 2012. 11:14 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The debate about whether or not raising taxes on the rich would increase government revenue, is "beside the point," writes John Carney on CNBC. The real reason to hike taxes is to fight inflation, but if and when it exists, the measure possibly wouldn't cure that problem either. "The proposals to raise taxes on the wealthy just don’t add up," Carney writes. [View news story]
    LOL. Taxes?

    Totally irrelevant. The US is waaaay, waaaay past taxes.

    http://bit.ly/PkGh75

    The US is well on the way towards banana republic status.
    Aug 26, 2012. 08:26 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If Windows 8 Fails Google Will Be There To Pick Up The Pieces [View article]
    Microsoft doesn't have to create it's own hardware. They can get it from the same place everyone else does.
    Aug 23, 2012. 11:25 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Iron Ore Falling Off A Cliff [View article]
    :) I've been watching the various base metal spot prices quite closely. Just waiting for the central banks to overreact massively.
    Aug 21, 2012. 03:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL +2.1%) has become the most valuable company ever traded: its current market cap of $620.8B eclipses Microsoft's peak market cap of $618.9B, reached on Dec. 30, 1999. The milestone comes as Apple and Samsung (SSNLF.PK) each propose lengthy verdict forms for jurors presiding over their California trial to fill out. Jurors will have to decide whether each of dozens of devices infringe on an Apple or Samsung patent, with unanimous decisions being needed for a guilty verdict. (earlier[View news story]
    Just saw this on ZH. Don't think it needs any comment...

    http://bit.ly/NYfRa4
    Aug 20, 2012. 05:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Some jobs remain beyond the reach of automation, but the list is growing shorter. "The pace and scale of this encroachment into human skills is relatively recent and has profound implications," says MIT's Andrew McAfee. Next: Robots with "eyes" (using technology found in Microsoft's Kinect) that can pick up boxes and drop them on a conveyer belt. Think FedEx and UPS. [View news story]
    Agriculture and textiles were the *first* industries to be heavily mechanised... 200 years ago. I have no idea where you get your ideas about large numbers of unskilled labour. These jobs are *long* gone. How do you amortise a half million dollar robot against a Bangladeshi earning $1 per day?

    Mining:
    http://bit.ly/OCvW4C

    And these *are* computer controlled:
    http://bit.ly/OCvYcP


    No... Middle management, is the next big target for automation. The last great inefficiency in most corporations.
    Aug 19, 2012. 03:47 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Much Lower Until Facebook Finds A Bottom? Lower Than You Think [View article]
    Facebook is Myspace.

    Why would anyone think it was worth anything at all?

    And... Talent? You're kidding right?
    Aug 18, 2012. 08:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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