"There have been no real budget cuts; just slower spending increases. "
There are probably some programs where what you say is true. The CDC is not one of them. It probably has not helped that the NRA has put a "hold" on the confirmation of the Surgeon General.
The 2003 CDC Program Budget was $6,755,534.000.
The 2013 CDC Program Budget was $6,291,000,000.
That seems like a $464 million budget decrease over the last 10 years.
The buying power of the US dollar has also dropped by 29% over the same 10 years.
"A vaccination will soon be developed by big Pharma to deal with the epidemic."
The vaccination will probably be priced so it will be widely available to the poor in west Africa.
"The one person who got in Africa did die because he went without care for too long."
I think it is less about African vs American and more about finances. Only one person did not have health insurance. Thomas Eric Duncan was in Texas and did not have health insurance. The other patients have health insurance. The doctors and hospitals will be reimbursed. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas expected to not be reimbursed for the Duncan visit, they just did not expect it to cost $1 million for the Duncan treatment.
"simple program +, -, x, /, ^ and sqr()"
I would be interested in looking at the loop or an equivalent proxy loop to see the data dependencies if you have source .... or application you talking about if you can share it. 544x performance difference seems like a little extreme unless the RISC is an ASIC.
"Do you actually do anything with these Intel processors, or do ya just know the technicals?"
Yes and somewhat.
"What's the fastest Intel processor on the market that costs less than $25,000."
The answer would depend on the characteristics of workload you are running.
"I've run outta gas on this stupid RISC workstation and need something that can fly."
RISC machine must be really old or 32-bit. Makes sense that you are running out of gas.
"I noticed a HUGE difference between these Intel chips and the RISC stuff, like 544x faster than an Intel i7-2.46. "
See answer above. It depends on your workload. 544x faster sounds goofy but you already knew that ... being a genius and all. 8-)
"Intel Reports Record Quarterly Revenue of $14.6 Billion"
Earnings was not a disappointment. Even those with low valuations (Covello-types) said it was good BUT could not continue. It was the "Yes, but..." analysis. The "good this quarter, BUT" analysis it their only defense.
"Don't act surprised that this filthy stock got pounded."
Intel is YTD up 20% more than the market.
A periodic pounding is fine when I am 20% up over other investments.
"$28? why is $28 a target"
.... because $28 is 10% less than the Intel price today. If Intel were to fall to $28, the $28 target would become $25.
In reality, someone who is "long" thinks that $28 means $28.00. To the person spreading the negative target, $28 means $28.99. Once the stock price hits the $28 handle, they start their "I'm a genius!" dance.
The current 200-day moving average is $28.80 and rising. IF ..... Intel were to trade down to its 200-day moving average, it would "hit $28, through one set of eyes and .... not through the other."
8.. I thought $20.00 and 4% yield was a good price.
"Save yourself the embarrassment, dump it secretly before anybody finds out"
How can anyone be embarrassed while laughing at your humor. lol
"Covello has a 49% success rate recommending stocks with an average return of -1.5% per recommendation. He has recommended Intel 16 times with a success rate of 20%."
-1.5% average return per recommendation ??????????????????????
This is a stunning report card. A bull market makes even the densest rock a "genius". Covello is worse than a coin flip.
"... and it didn't need a reverse split, did it Alex?"
Nope, no reverse split. I just guaranteed that SQQQ would get to $40 one way or another. 8-)
Congrats on your good gains and timing. Your multiple similar threads .... looks like you are pleased with your good fortune too.
Always glad to everyone get ahead.
His and his apology guy posts are near useless for any purpose other than to scroll messages off the first page. It was a good guess that INTC would drop 5% and then it happened. Intel is usually down 5% the day before during the conference call so finishing up after hours was a big change.
The drop was stunning and your 5% prediction came true. Congrats on an accurate guess.
But I cannot take you or any of your aliases seriously since you only predict "big down" and nothing else.
I was able to take a partial trading position when it was down at $30.
"Super genius"? Only in your own mind.
On down days, your forecasts are 100% accurate.
On up days, your forecasts are 100% wrong.
His job is more secure but more dangerous. There will be ex-Intel employees living in the carts and they will be really angry.
"But they are giving them away for free right now. "
.... that is not only incorrect but has nothing to do with the age of the Digitimes article ..... does it?
"When will the mobile unit break even?"
I think Intel management has indicated 2016 for a break even. I am not sure. Although, it is much harder to determine the true cost of the unit since many of the design techniques developed by the unit have been deployed into other Intel CPU and the burden cost is still bore by the mobile unit. Example, the dynamic power conserving design of Silvermont has been deployed in a number of PC Client designs without them having to invest the research. It is easy to point to the 10q and say "losing money" but it is much more difficult to extract the true burden.
" It's currently bleeding Intel for $4B per year."
Lucky the rest of the corporation is doing well enough to absorb it and hit an overall +60% gross margin.
Want to buy an inexpensive tablet?
..... or wait a week for them to get cheaper?
$65 Windows tablets show up in Hong Kong, may be coming to a store near you
By Brad Sams Oct 13, 2014
PiPO unveils the W4: a Windows 8.1 mini-tablet for $81
By Andy Weir Sep 26, 2014
Toshiba's 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet costs $119.99, includes a year of Office 365
By Andy Weir Sep 3, 2014
"INTC down 5% @ da close, maybe more."
Futures are down a couple of points, in the noise range.
INTC should finish at or near $32.00 which would be down a fraction.
Early Nov dividend arbitraging is in full swing.
"Must read. don't let these shills talk you out of it"
I agree. This is a very good book about where we are today and how we got here. I think it is a good read. Free market at work.
The stock market industry is able to sell "exchanged proximity" at a premium to institutions, funds and large investors. The billions of $$$ these people harvest are increasing the prices the mutual funds and pension funds pay for shares. Brokerage firms are being paid for order routing, which funnels order flow and helps the system work. Low online brokerage fees are one benefit of brokerages being able to sell the routing preference.
Knowledge helps to inoculate a person against the misinformation being spread here .... both positive and negative.
"However, a recent Digitimes report believes that Intel's goal is too aggressive. "
The "RECENT" Digitimes RESEARCH report was written May 16th by Jim Hsiao and likely based on Q1 data which has changed substantially to the positive .... both from IDC and Gartner. Many of the analyst questions to Intel yesterday were .....
"Why are your unit shipment results15% higher than IDC and Gartner PC forecasts?".
Intel to achieve 80% of 2014 tablet AP shipment goal
Jim Hsiao, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Friday 16 May 2014]
Intel is set to ship 40 million application processors (APs) for tablets in 2014, up 400% from the volume in 2013, though most market watchers believe the goal is rather difficult to achieve. Digitimes Research has found that Intel is currently placing its focus on penetrating into the Android tablet market and is persuading brand vendors and China white-box players to join its camp by offering subsidies and support from its China-based supply chain, which Intel has been nurturing.
"THAT'S MY VIEW."
Glad you shared your opinion with us.
You may be right.
No thanks. You get out.
Just so there is no confusion ..... there was a goofy news article from Reuters announcing the Intel results from Q2 (TWO) not Q3 (THREE).
People read it and analyzed the Q2 results against the Q3 expectations. .