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  • BlackBerry: Shut It Down [View article]
    @ Ashraf:

    " ...the truth is that Android has taken over the smartphone world and is quite close to becoming the computing platform of choice across all client workloads."

    *All* client workloads? Do you really believe this? You wrote this two days ago:

    "Windows is a powerful franchise, and there is no OS more powerful for those looking to do both content creation and consumption than Windows."
    Jul 21 02:35 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Micron Technology Set To Have Another Great Year [View article]
    You can probably guess where I am :)
    Feb 26 05:20 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Thoughts On The Micron Analyst Meeting [View article]
    Russ, thanks again for your insight on MU. Greatly appreciated.
    Feb 10 04:44 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Micron Earnings Preview: Is Mobile DRAM A Game Changer? [View article]
    @ Brian Gilmartin:
    In your table, isn't it a stretch and possibly misleading, to call ONE analyst estimate for 2016 a "consensus." Perhaps it would be useful to a column to the table showing the number of analyst estimates.
    Oct 4 03:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Nokia Show Growth With The Nokia Asha 501? [View article]
    Asha 501 maximum 2G standby times:

    48 *days* with single-SIM model
    24 *days* with dual-SIM model

    For the likely market in developing countries, this is very practical and impressive, methinks.
    Jun 29 02:00 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cabot Oil & Gas Is A Buy On Natural Gas And Oil Development Results And Price Growth [View article]
    David, thanks for the informative article.

    Any thoughts on the potential impact of:
    1. Possible new restrictive state regulation
    2. Pennsylvania lawsuits against Cabot alleging drinking water contamination?
    Jul 10 04:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Problem With Intel Is Intel... And Microsoft [View article]
    @ Russ

    I'm using Windows 8 (now 8.1) on touch-less machines. I hated it with a passion until I downloaded and installed the free 3rd-party Classic Shell program. It is no hyperbole to say that Classic Shell has *transformed* my Windows 8 experience from awful to excellent.

    With Classic Shell, I can choose to boot directly to the classic Windows desktop, with the classic Windows start menu and taskbar. I almost always work from the classic Windows desktop. But occasionally I do find myself toggling over to the new touch-oriented Windows 8 Start interface on the very rare occasions when I want to use one of the new apps.

    I just do not understand why Microsoft did not include something equivalent to the Classic Shell functionality in Windows 8.
    Oct 27 02:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dear Microsoft, Please Stop Trying To Be Apple [View article]
    @ skrishnasantosh : Because Windows 8 offers up the Metro UI by default, I agree it certainly gives the appearance of being shoved down our throats. But, as you know, the Metro UI is actually optional, though that fact is not apparent to many users, because it is clumsily "hidden in plain sight."

    I've used Windows 8 on one of my (non-touch) desktop computers for 6 weeks now, after a decade or more of using Win XP Pro for work. I loathe the Metro UI and immediately installed the 3rd-party Classic Shell. As many others have commented, Metro UI is clearly aimed at a "consumerist" audience using touch devices, and seems just not intended or practical for real work. But, that said, I do see the rationale for what Microsoft has done. Under the hood, the same OS can serve vastly diverse users. In the long run, that may be a key advantage.
    Sep 25 02:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ocean Rig: Cost Reductions And New Contracts Mean Growth [View article]
    Thanks for the informative article.

    "On July 19, 2013, the company received a Letter of Award for the Ocean Rig Skyros. This contract is for a six-year assignment off the coast of West Africa. The total contract backlog is $1.3 million or roughly $594,000 per day."

    I think there is a typo above. Should be $1.3 billion.
    Aug 22 02:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Major Catalyst Coming On July 22 [View article]
    Definitely agree. I've been following Mr. Eassa's Intel articles for months now. I don't always agree with the writer's conclusions, but greatly the appreciate the information he and some of the commenters provide.

    Long INTC, MU, AMD
    Jun 28 02:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Makes The Right Move With Lumia 520 [View article]
    The author was stressing the Lumia 520's potential appeal in the low end of the market, especially the pay-as-you-go, no-contract segment. That argument is unaffected by whether the MetroPCS network, or any part of it, is virtual.
    Mar 13 02:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Dozen Healthcare Stocks Reversing Negative Momentum [View article]
    Why are you down on Mylan?
    Apr 16 05:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Re-Analysis Of Gilead After Q2 Results And The Early Idelalisib Approval [View article]
    Excellent, balanced discussion. Very helpful. Thanks.
    Jul 24 02:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Several Recent Geo-Political Events That Could Threaten The Dollar's Dominance In International Trade [View article]
    Thanks for a very interesting article on an important topic that has received too little attention in the mainstream media.
    Jul 18 04:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Natural Gas Transportation: What's Taking The U.S. So Long? [View article]
    Very interesting and thought-provoking article. (However, the math in the first paragraph has serious errors and should be corrected.)
    Jun 16 04:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment