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  • The Intel Compute Stick Is A Smart Buy [View article]
    Hi Ashraf,

    I always enjoyed and admired your contributions when SA was your primary outlet for your thoughts and opinions.
    Back in those days, before you joined The Motley Fool, you were always very pro INTEL up until about the last couple of months before you went to you new employer. And in truth, I agreed with you nearly 100%.
    Now,however, you seem to view all things INTEL as a jilted spouse looks back on a the whole of a relationship.You just can't see any of the good and have become myopic in terms of the bad. Every smarthy remark or biting, sour criticism comes across as just mean spirited and subjective and not even close to the professional standards you are capable of.
    SA has more than a full compliment of Smart Alec's and wise acres with out you joining their ranks just because one company, INTEL, continually disappointed you know matter how optimistic you maintained and how deep and erudite your analysis was over such a long period of time as the constant misses and disappointments mounted.
    You are way,way above in talent and intellect from being a smarthey pot shot artist. I hope you realize this soon before this becomes your M.O. among those who do not remember you from before when you were just an SA contributor.
    Apr 26, 2015. 10:49 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Neonode And Harman Teaming Up For A $900 Million GM Deal? [View article]

    I just wanted to comment on your highlighting the importance of your proof reader, Mr. Ben Dardas at Hendrix College. I wold also like to congratulate Mr. Dardas to have the foresight and initiative to pursue a (unpaid or paid) internship in today's world of 4.0 students without a lick of sense nor any appreciable nor transferable skills to the real world.
    They are about to enter this new world and because from the time that they were 5 years old they were told that good grades and a summer hammering nails for Habitat for Humanity was all that was required of them they are so ill prepared for the rigors of the real life working environment.
    I interview a lot of under graduates looking for that 1st real job. Unlike most I don't really care about the GPA as long as they show consistency or improvement in their GPA as they entered the major classes. Instead I focus on the following areas when making my decisions whether early on in the process or when we actually select a candidate to fill an opening. (Many of these are common sense but trust me when I say we have raised an entire generation without any)
    1. appropriate dress
    2. eye contact
    3. ability to stay on topic when answering a question
    4. work experience- bar and restaurant is prefered because it show the ability to deal with people under not always ideal conditions. However, ANY JOB SHOWS DEMONSTRATES THE ABILITY TO SHOW UP FOR WORK AND BE RESPONSIBLE.
    5. GOOD INTERNSHIPS where individual can explain how said internship has exposed and prepared them for the career path of their choice.

    All 5 are of equal importance but for me the last 2 carry the most significance.

    Good Luck to you Mr. Ben Dardas, you have at least have one out of 2 checked off.

    Sincerely yours,

    Tom Patton
    Apr 18, 2015. 10:38 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: It Could Have Been Worse [View article]
    So Bill- once again you are eating your proverbial hat in the days after an INTEL Q report.

    You could, just for once, say the words, “I was wrong due to my prejudice against all things INTEL."
    Apr 16, 2015. 10:00 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel's Q1 Was A Dinosaur Egg [View article]
    hear,hear Fear & Greed
    Apr 15, 2015. 09:57 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Now Has Something To Prove [View article]
    tecky46- agree with everything you say except $32 is about right.

    When you look at the valuations in this market and see that INTEL'S P/E Ratio is about 13.5 I believe, have believed for sometime and will continue to believe that they get overly punished by the talking heads and analysts alike for not being quick enough into mobile - hell...missing mobile- but being relatively strong in all other areas.
    INTEL makes money in just about every other sector. They are poised to do very well in the IoT and their server business is booming. Why don't they ever get any credit for that?
    INTEL has one major problem- perception. They just are not perceived as being sexy enough. It comes with age. I think think INTEL is victim of the markets version of age discrimination. At their P/E they ought to be trading close to $40 or more. But the market expects so much more of the established.
    Apr 13, 2015. 11:56 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Intel's Buyout Of Altera Means For The FPGA Industry [View article]
    You just wrote a great contribution and you are not going to get paid.
    Apr 9, 2015. 08:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Intel's Buyout Of Altera Means For The FPGA Industry [View article]
    But the author still gets paid
    Apr 9, 2015. 08:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Data Center Group Drives Intel's Profits [View article]
    Apr 8, 2015. 04:29 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prepare To Buy Intel Ahead Of Its Developer Forum In China [View article]

    Keep on writing positive articles. There are plenty of happy to kick INTEL everyday and all the time like a red headed step child.

    Balance is the key to everything in life.

    You are at least assisting in giving us a little balance where INTEL is concerned.
    Apr 7, 2015. 09:03 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prepare To Buy Intel Ahead Of Its Developer Forum In China [View article]
    I like your optimism leapahead. I would be the happiest guy in the investing world if your optimism turns out to be reality.

    Apr 7, 2015. 08:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel's $150 Windows Compute Stick arrives; new reporting detailed [View news story]
    What does this mean to the bottom line for the 2015 year for INTEL? Anyone?
    Apr 6, 2015. 06:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Twitter At $47-48 - Cramer's Lightning Round (4/2/15) [View article]
    Crammer's "hedge fund" mouth piece round.
    Apr 3, 2015. 09:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook And Others Favor Intel For Their Mega Server Farms [View article]
    WOW- a positive article on INTEL on SA!

    And not a mention of the shrinking PC market anywhere.

    I may need an electrical paddle shock to get my heart back in a normal rhythm.
    Apr 1, 2015. 07:52 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Intel Corporation An Investing Opportunity? [View article]
    In my humble estimation Bruce stocks are often treated like high school popularity contests: when you are hot everybody loves you and when you have a moment of weakness it is as if someone fastened a "kick me" sign to your back.
    That combined with the fact the market always has a tendency to behave in a bipolar fashion before medicines were invented to keep such illnesses in check.
    Currently INTEL is every pundit’s whipping boy because of Q1 earnings warning due to weakness in the PC market combined with the strong dollar.
    Hence- the piling on by all the SA "pundits". And I do use the term "pundit" with more than a touch of sarcasm.
    It is easy to focus on one limb especially for organization that is one limb dominant. However, INTEL has many strong limbs and all the other limbs seem to be healthy and doing well with the exception of the PC market. So let’s not get too myopic here.
    Time will tell as the summer comes, Windows 10 & Skylake are released and the strong dollar inevitably abates.......
    Apr 1, 2015. 07:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will The Potential Intel-Altera Deal Benefit Intel? [View article]
    "INTC's stock has significantly underperformed the market year-to-date, but it has excellent valuation metrics, and in my view, the stock is undervalued, and it is a Buy right now."

    I agree with you 100% Arie. It is a shame that just makes two of us.
    Mar 31, 2015. 03:46 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment