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alexander.dumbass 320 posts  |  Last Activity: 19 hours ago Member since: Nov 27, 2010
  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Sep 8, 2014 11:48 AM Flag

    Look at the ACTUAL CHART and see what Shiller is seeing. IMO, there are two large and distinct peaks and not 3 like CAPERS are suggesting. One for 1929 and one for 2000.

    ---CHECK IT HERE YOURSELF:
    GOOGLE:
    Price–earnings ratio wiki

    ... look at the Wikipedia CAPE chart on the RIGHT TOP of the page.

  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Sep 7, 2014 12:58 PM Flag

    Oooops. 8-) You are right .... micro-HDMI. Maybe what I have is not curable .... My mind was on the USB receptacle which is nearly identical and right next to the micro HDMI. thanks.

  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Sep 6, 2014 4:07 PM Flag

    The design choice might have something to do with "USB On-The-Go" 2.0 compatibility. sigh
    The micro-AB receptacle allows more flexible connections at the risk of reliability .... as you discovered.

    "With the introduction of the USB micro plug, a new plug receptacle called Micro-AB was also introduced. It can accept either a Micro-A plug or a Micro-B plug. Micro-A Adapters allow for connection to Standard-A plug type USB cables, as used on standard USB 2.0 Devices. An OTG product must have a single Micro-AB receptacle and no other USB receptacles."

  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Sep 6, 2014 3:52 PM Flag

    Don't feel stupid. Ignorant ... maybe ... but so was I. 8-) Ignorance is curable .... stupidity is not.

    I noticed the issue too. After a little private time with Google triggered by your finding, the real problem is an ASUS design choice.

    The ASUS receptacle is a USB mirco-AB type which will accept either a USB mirco-A or USB mirco-B cable. The "A" is the square one (I have never seen) and the "B" has the slanted ends (used by everyone).

    IMO, the USB micro-AB choice was a mistake but ..... just an opinion.

  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Sep 6, 2014 1:48 PM Flag

    "know whats going on and are not on the grid"
    8-)
    The "real crooks and spies" still get their underwear on backward eventually. The FBI dug up the "SILK ROAD" site when the "real crooks" made a predicable newbie mistake in their system.
    GOOG ....
    Dread Pirate Sunk By Leaky CAPTCHA

    "The innocents and the novices get screwed. LOL."
    They are exploited when the corrupt find the next loop hole to employ.

  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Sep 6, 2014 1:40 PM Flag

    Was any account with two level authentication hacked?
    I would be surprised if any were.
    I would be interested in a link or search term you used as a reference to see how they did it.

  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Sep 5, 2014 5:41 PM Flag

    It appears the KEYNOTE starts in 7 minutes

    intcDOTcom

    Livestream Replay of Intel's Kirk Skaugen Delivering a Keynote at IFA 2014

  • Its about time .....

    New Intel® Core M Processor Enables Razor-thin, Fanless Designs with the Optimal Blend of Beauty, Performance and Battery Life; Available Holiday 2014

    IFA, Berlin, Sept. 5, 2014 – At IFA, a global trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, Intel launched the new Intel® Core M processor, which will power new 2 in 1 devices from a variety of manufacturers including: Acer, ASUS*, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba. Delivering the optimal blend of mobility and performance, Intel's new processor was purpose-built for amazing performance in the thinnest, fanless ultra-mobile devices. The Intel Core M processor can power razor-thin devices with Intel Core processor-level performance and deliver up to double the battery life when compared to a 4-year-old system.

  • Reply to

    Too much good news in the stock already

    by backbay_bstn Sep 5, 2014 11:15 AM
    alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Sep 5, 2014 11:30 AM Flag

    "Risk/reward not good at these levels."
    Sounds like you should sell and move on. Maybe you can drive the price down so I can reestablish my trading position.

    "Also, foolish for Intel to be buying back shares at decade highs."
    Not as "foolish" as buying back shares at all time highs in the $70 ..... which Intel did. They bought back $1b per quarter through 2002 and that was even in the peak priced quarters.

    "Foolish strategy, imo. Intel should want to buy back shares at lower prices."
    IMO, Intel would like the stock "higher" so they want to buy back shares at "higher" price.

    Intel hires an agent to perform the share repurchase. That is to use the talents of an expert to perform the repurchase.

  • Reply to

    Yesssir..we punched through $35..

    by twobitlouie Sep 4, 2014 10:10 AM
    alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Sep 5, 2014 10:49 AM Flag

    That is what I thought at $33.33 and sold my trading shares. 8-(
    I thought ... this stock cannot blow through $30 without a couple of bounces back to $30 ...... yep .... I am still waiting ....

  • Reply to

    Got my sell order in at 35.15

    by intoodeep99 Sep 5, 2014 9:35 AM
    alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Sep 5, 2014 9:38 AM Flag

    sell a $34.50 call option for next Friday for 73 cents and get $35.23.

  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Sep 4, 2014 1:07 PM Flag

    " Intel should be concerned about the ramifications."
    Maybe and ..... maybe not.

    From the comment section.
    The Verge review reached a different conclusion

    Verge
    Acer Chromebook 13 review
    Big promises, not big execution
    By Dan Seifert
    on September 4, 2014 08:00 am

  • I have not been able to get to the site from behind my firewall so I will have to listen tonight.

    intcDOTcom investor page.

    Citi Global Technology Conference
    09/03/14 -5:45 AM PT
    Speaker: Brian Krzanich, CEO

    There is also a DATACENTER event on the 8th.

    Datacenter Event
    09/08/14 -9:00 AM PT
    Speaker: Diane Bryant, VP, GM of Data Center Group

  • Reply to

    Yesssir..we punched through $35..

    by twobitlouie Sep 4, 2014 10:10 AM
    alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Sep 4, 2014 11:07 AM Flag

    It is trading at $35 like I expected it to trade at $30. 8-( which is why I sold some at $33.33.

    Lots of shares become available at 52-week high area.
    I also think there are lots of players changing positions in that area.

    The round numbers ($35) are very nice option strike prices to trade. You can sell the options and then you can roll them out to any of the open Intel option months.

    I think their is a perpetual game of arbitrage being played with Intel stock and the option market maker knows that it is coming. He bulks up his positions to deal with the day before ex-dividend when option volumes can spike to the million contract level.

  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Sep 4, 2014 10:57 AM Flag

    8-)
    Dividend increase will be considered when the payout drops below 40% of Intel FCF.
    IMO, Q1 would be my guess. Following the holiday season, they will have a better understanding of what the market looks like going forward.

  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Sep 4, 2014 10:35 AM Flag

    "In an earlier earnings conference call, Intel's CFO and Senior Vice President Stacy Smith explicitly stated that Intel aims to pay around 40% of its Free Cash Flow (FCF) in dividends."

    Smith quotes indicate that Intel targets FCF (free cash flow) which is less than the "cash flow" term that I used above but is also different than EPS.

    I Googled :
    Intel dividend Smith free cash flow

  • Reply to

    Yesssir..we punched through $35..

    by twobitlouie Sep 4, 2014 10:10 AM
    alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Sep 4, 2014 10:24 AM Flag

    INTC is up 50 cents already and another 20 cents would be a tremendous move for a low BETA stock. Getting above $35.22 (strike + dividend) for more than a few minutes would be significant since it would indicate enough buyers to overwhelm the option traders who generate gravity at the strike and strike +/- dividend price points.

    I would expect enough sellers to have INTC finish slightly below $35 .... $34.97

  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Sep 4, 2014 10:10 AM Flag

    Agreed.

    IMO, the "disruption" in the "PC" market was less about the "tablet" and MORE about .... features ..... that Intel management under estimated.
    1. battery life
    2. battery life
    3. battery life
    4. touch input
    5. light weight

  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Sep 4, 2014 10:01 AM Flag

    "2/1 forward split"
    IMO, we unlikely to ever see another split. Intel will let the share price run.

    "special dividend "
    Why would Intel issue a special dividend?
    Their regular dividend goal is to target 40% of cash flow.
    They are currently above that at 58% and have been above the 40% for several quarters.
    Special dividend? ...... I don't think so.

  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Sep 4, 2014 9:54 AM Flag

    The Sterne Agee graph has 2012 and 2013 marked as "E" or estimates. Those were years that saw disruptions in "PC shipments" and are likely incorrect. The problem with getting "correct" numbers is "What is a PC?" IDC and Gartner have been changing what they define as a PC so the numbers are not as easy to determine as they were in the 1980's, 90's, ... before some of the new form factors were created.

    IDC for example, does not count anything with a detachable keyboard as a "PC". A MS Surface is not a PC.
    IDC and Gartner are sources for most of the data and Intel quit issuing quarterly numbers when the IDC and Gartner numbers diverged significantly from the number of chips Intel was selling.

    IMO, desktop and laptop PC got fast enough to solve the problems they were used for AND the replacement cycle was extended. The "Great Recession" stretched numbers further. NOW, there are form factor, portability and "sex appeal" reasons to upgrade and companies have the capital to refresh company equipment.

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