" Same thing with PC's , some people like or need cutting edge technology and have plenty of money to pay for it. "
Absolutely, I agree. But that segment is getting smaller and smaller. To run a complex analysis on the 4.77 Hz machines took a day. With a 486 and math coprocessor it took 15 minutes. With todays machines it takes 15 seconds. Since we ran maybe three a week the last time we "NEEDED" the upgrade was to the 486 with math coprocessor. Now the 15 second machine is $100, we don't need to spend $1500 to get it to 1.5 seconds.
Just sayin' some will always want leading edge, a good many in that group are Apple Heads, most don't need it and save money. Your audience is shrinking.
The winning play is bet on zero, if that fails, bet on double zero."
You said name a stock, all I could think of already had names.
Try MSFT and yes I know if you're willing to trade for $0.15 and then leave it alone, that is a pretty easy and sure bet because like Jenner it normally goes both ways on the playing.
PC's are a commodity like cars.
some people drive old cars, for what ever reason but mostly because they don't have enough money to buy a new one. Same thing with PC's , some people like or need cutting edge technology and have plenty of money to pay for it.
ask Florida to raise your pension.
try stating what the point is.
msft stopped selling w7 for a while and had to start offering it again due to consumer demand; people were willing to pay for a 'discontinued' product, or pay more for it than the current offerings, irrespective of the uses they put it to.
msft has been forced to make w8.x and w10 free due to the lower cost of hardware as well as competition from other free o.s.es. this has nothing to do with how many shares have been issued.
also, shares don't have to be fed. (in fact some attempts to 'beef up'/feed share price backfire and cause depreciation.) and they won't be by giving away an o.s. unless that o.s. drives profits by some method; developing, testing, marketing and distributing it are not profit making activities without some sale happening even if it is an ancillary product or service in the after[non]market for the free product. that model works for some. perhaps msft can do it too.
those same shares don't even have to be traded, everyone could just keep what they have and say they are happy with the dividends or their paper winnings due to price appreciation of their unsold shares. (-; the reason they don't is because they perceive some advantage in trading shares. even if those aren't msft's shares.
actually sailfish is just a phone o.s. at least for now.
"you have not raised an issue here.
hardware that supports xp is less expensive than the gear needed to run w8 or w10 "
You miss the point. Win 7 works pretty well. Win 8 is a learning curve, no horrible but a learning curve and unnecessarily so and as users age they are less enamored with learning a new system just to change. Machines within the win 7 era are dirt cheap and all that is needed by probably 85%++(probably more like 95%) of all PC users to surf and email.
For closed systems 98 may be okay. the point is the days of excitement over learning a new OS are gone but 8+ billion hungry shares remain to be fed. Office peaked for me with the 2007 version, heck 1984 SuperCalc still returns the same numerical answer as the latest version of Xcel.
you have not raised an issue here.
hardware that supports xp is less expensive than the gear needed to run w8 or w10 and in the case you cited xp is on existing hardware already. gear that is already owned is a sunk cost, maintenance and replacement are the expenses there.
you also seem to have missed the joke about making up for losses with increased volume. (-;
"Name a stock, and I will post a WINNING play on it before market opens the next day."
Is true. DisposableTard's post appeared only after he limited himself to his usual asinine personal insults and steered clear of the topic of Chromebooks & his illegal defense thereof.
Google is intent on squandering its resources on hobby projects such as Chromebook, which mean precious little to its bottom line and remain insignificant in their respective field. MS, meanwhile, grew Bing very well - a third of all US searches go through Bing now. God, what a joke Chromebooks and Google are!!!
"you still wandering in the darkness."
Oh that's "rich" coming from a NO-PLAYER. Do you want to see who has the brains? Name a stock, and I will post a WINNING play on it before market opens the next day.
Of course you can make the 1st post if you think you can.
HAR HAR HAR,,,burp
"There is no need to argue..."ere is never a point in arguing with indisputable numerical facts, the market can not freely trade as it has been.
So we'll have to agree to disagree, with me being right and you still wandering in the darkness.
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The vagaries of this board and disappearance of non TOS violating posts have nothing to do with the topic or the content of posts. The joke remains in your BVDs, troll.
There is no need to argue with a monkey like you about the stock market. The only important thing about trading is PRICE. If you know so much you can post plays in RT so any body lurking can make the same play and have a 99% winning average, like "Me". In fact, you've never posted a winner here except what you "did" yesterday.
Your last trade post was Pathetic but you did say you would take a .2 loss if necessary and it was necessary after a few minutes. That's the right "idea", cut losses, and it's a start.
The "why" is some thing only air bags that can't post WINNERS care about.
I did mention I learned how to "PLAY" when I stumbled into a RT chat room in 1995, during market hours only RT Plays are allowed to post, the "Why" can be discussed after market hours by the uninformed LOSSERS while the WINNERS are counting the money they made that day.
Even Yahoo agrees, by quashing the invalid rejoinders from the disposableTard. Even Google seems to realize the futility of Chromebooks - they say Chromebooks are hardly mentioned in Google I/O conference this year. Fecked forever seem to be the Chromebooks.