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  • Facebook Video Is Just Getting Started [View article]
    Eh? Agree on what?
    Apr 13, 2015. 09:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sandstorm Gold Could Have Momentum, But Long-Term Outlook Is Still Questionable [View article]
    Agreed, a very good article, but if it's intended to discourage us, it's had the opposite effect on me! It fits nicely with my trading philosophy, which is to avoid the big wins/losses, in favour of a diversity of small bets with a high probability of paying out, if only in modest amounts. This is the safest way in the long term, as only extraordinary events could lose you more than a small portion of your money at any one time, so you'll always have the means to play.

    SAND looks well covered in this respect, and only a further lowering of gold price for a long time to come could scupper it, and that would be truly extraordinary!
    Apr 10, 2015. 09:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: They Still Don't Know You [View article]
    Thank you II; I'd never heard of Russell's teapot argument (I'm still working on his "History of Western Philosophy"). There's always something more to learn!
    Apr 10, 2015. 09:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Video Is Just Getting Started [View article]
    "...the sheer absurdity of you comment...". Yep; absurd!
    Apr 10, 2015. 09:00 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Becomes What Google Was In The 2000s And Microsoft Was In The 1990s [View article]
    If so, AD, how is it that executive salaries and bonuses generally keep getting higher, even when their companies are not prospering? How do you think we got to a stage where US CEOs are typically paid 200 x more than a production worker, when back in the '50s and '60s they managed perfectly well on 5x?
    Apr 10, 2015. 08:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Becomes What Google Was In The 2000s And Microsoft Was In The 1990s [View article]
    Good link, R, thanks! Law or not, in practice companies are controlled by groups of directors who work primarily to further their own collective interests, with little that anyone else can do about it. Their cronies in government will make sure it stays that way, and anyone who can't see that has been taken in by the near constant Establishment propaganda.
    Apr 10, 2015. 08:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Becomes What Google Was In The 2000s And Microsoft Was In The 1990s [View article]
    Thanks for the link H! Very interesting; now why couldn't I have met a woman like that?
    Apr 9, 2015. 10:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Becomes What Google Was In The 2000s And Microsoft Was In The 1990s [View article]
    More like comparing apples to mushrooms; two very different people! Edison plagiarised as many ideas as he produced himself, and was an avaricious schemer, so no wonder he's often styled "The Establishment's favourite inventor"! As for this "try it and see" approach, it may well be the way (maybe the only way?) to go with machine intelligence, and it's the best that a lot of people do, but it's extremely wasteful and inefficient, compared to what truly innovative people are capable of!
    Apr 9, 2015. 10:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Huawei Acquisition Unlikely; Depleting Human Capital A Key Concern [View article]
    Maybe it's different over there, DIII, but in Europe, engineers and the like are seen as interchangeable commodities, so there's little correlation between how much they are paid, and how "valuable" they are. After all, we can't have non-managers getting the idea that they are wealth creators, doncha know? What next; they'd soon be expecting bonuses!
    Apr 7, 2015. 12:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Huawei Acquisition Unlikely; Depleting Human Capital A Key Concern [View article]
    You're right, HE, but in a firing climate, those who leave of their own accord, usually are, and I'd expect that they are the ones Huawei are after.
    Apr 7, 2015. 12:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Brokerages get tough with advisers who break rules [View news story]
    Well what would you expect in "the land of the free"?
    Apr 7, 2015. 12:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Brokerages get tough with advisers who break rules [View news story]
    Oh come on, NYC, why use "long", when "sesquipedalian" will do? Hah; it's beaten the SA spellchecker!
    Apr 7, 2015. 12:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Brokerages get tough with advisers who break rules [View news story]
    As an engineer, I've worked in more companies and industries than you can easily shake a stick at, jp, and never once saw a manager with "I'm a crook" stamped on his/her forehead; if you knew what everyone was up to, then you must be far more insightful than I am, as I generally hadn't a clue as to what went on, beyond my own work and direct contacts (and I wasn't too sure about the latter, most of the time...)!

    That said, thanks for your observations. How do you "write" typeset?
    Apr 7, 2015. 12:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Becomes What Google Was In The 2000s And Microsoft Was In The 1990s [View article]
    There was that Australian Prime Minister (who's name escapes me) who was reportedly fluent in it. It didn't do him any good, either...
    Apr 7, 2015. 11:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Becomes What Google Was In The 2000s And Microsoft Was In The 1990s [View article]
    Very apt, R, as however many it was, they overpaid, as the chief who took their beads never considered himself the owner of any land; what a good laugh he must have had!
    Apr 7, 2015. 11:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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