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  • Abbott Q4 top line off 3%; net income down 15%; shares off 4% premarket  [View news story]
    Fidelity's site states EPS was $0.62. You say $0.51. Please explain the discrepancy.
    Jan 28, 2016. 12:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Who Might Win The Self-Driving Car Race?  [View article]
    Who will win? Don't be ridiculous. The trial lawyers will win. Several dozen at least will make their life fortunes with liability cases against the manufacturers. Wise up!
    Jan 6, 2016. 09:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retired Investors: Learn The Success Secret Of All Great Value Investors: Part 2  [View article]
    I appreciate the tremendous amount of work that went into creating this product. But, models of intrinsic value are just that. (Think climate science.) No one can possibly know all the variables involved in stock prices or climate change. To provide ridiculously simple algebraic equations gives an illusion of scientific precision that simply doesn't exist. And historical charts are fine, but can be misleading. After all, one has to deal with the right hand edge of the chart, i.e., none of us knows the future. This may be a good tool for some persons, but I know of no independent study that has been done to ascertain whether indeed it can help people make money.
    Oct 16, 2014. 10:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • South Korea shoots down Boeing's F-15 bid  [View news story]
    Anyone who has been in business (as I have) and has negotiated with Koreans (as I have) knows that even when you think it's over, hey, it ain't over.
    When a Korean signs a contract and you do also, the Korean breaks the deal immediately. Why? Because if you accept his signing, the jerk thinks he gave up too much and wants to start again from scratch.
    Lockheed should tell these jerks to go to hell.
    Sep 24, 2013. 11:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Those who have seen Intel's (INTC) Web TV service "describe it as a significant advance over any existing cable or satellite platform," AdAge reports. Intel has been looking to bake in a number of novel features, as well as a streamlined UI. One lingering concern is the hostile response many cable/telco ISPs could show to the service, given most of them double as pay-TV providers. But net neutrality rules stand to limit interference, at least beyond bandwidth caps.  [View news story]
    I wish Intel well, competition in the monopoly space of local cable companies who keep their local politicians bribed for their extortionist fees is sorely needed.
    But a giant portion of the fees go to Hollywood to support its lavish lifestyle and so they can keep democrats bribed to keep their own
    extortion going. Are two hundred channels of garbage superior to
    the five or six I watch? I don't think so. So can Intel offer bigger bribes to the politicos? Well, that's not really their game, is it?
    Apr 9, 2013. 09:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Intel's Situation Bodes For The Entire IT Space  [View article]
    A provocative but flawed thesis. The limits of Moore's Law are well known. But that doesn't mean that innovation in the use of ever more powerful computers won't continue to occur. And the nature of the most significant innovations, the Black Swans, are unpredictable.
    Jan 25, 2013. 04:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Intel's Situation Bodes For The Entire IT Space  [View article]
    What one would expect from a PhD in Psychology, half opinion and half hokum. The straw man here is the abundantly well known eventual limit of Moore's Law. So what?
    His thesis is no more than casual, but provocative, chit chat which sounds impressive to the mush-minded.
    He fails to consider the role of innovation which is the absolutely bedrock key to progress. And the most significant innovations are by their very nature, unpredictable.
    Progress will come from innovative applications of ever more powerful computers.
    Jan 25, 2013. 04:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Qualcomm: A Poster Child For Accounting Risk Hiding In Plain Sight  [View article]
    Accounting "irregularities" can be the kiss of death for a company's credibility. It's only condoned in government where it is standard operating procedure.
    Jan 9, 2012. 07:15 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Good For GE Is Good For America  [View article]
    GE is a criminal enterprise. It's Obozo's idea of a small business. Immelt, his friend, buddy, pal with deep pockets for campaign cash can do no wrong. Meanwhile, taxpayers get hosed.
    Oct 23, 2011. 04:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment