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blackoutbuzz 760 posts  |  Last Activity: 16 hours ago Member since: Apr 26, 2001
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  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 16 hours ago Flag

    ----There were no fashion trends in school where kids would get mocked for having the wrong sneaker type---

    Sure there was...Adidas vs. North Stars comes to mind haha. But I agree that kids were far less concerned about things like that back then.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 16 hours ago Flag

    One day you'll be old and hopefully will have interesting stories to tell too.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 17 hours ago Flag

    Note that ECA is significantly weighted towards natural gas. Indeed, ECA became a pure play natgas company back in '09 after it split off tarsands oil into CVE. It is only in the last year or so, with guidance from a new CEO, that the firm underwent a significant shift towards oil E&P, and paid a high price for this transformation. It will do reasonably well if WTI moves back up above 65, but for it to really fire on all cylinders natgas prices need to move up significantly as well. Personally, over the years, I have profited far more from investments in energy infrastructure plays like TRP, PBA, and ENF.TO than fossil fuel energy producers. I hold all of these, as well as producers ECA, SU, and COSWF. Good luck.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 18 hours ago Flag

    Truth? Who's truth? Certainly there is no simple fix to the mess we're in, but that does not mean the only fix is financial ruin and economic collapse and the resultant misery it will bring to the world's citizens. I do not accept the thesis that the problems humanity faces cannot be rectified without invoking the doomsday scenario which you are convinced is the only solution.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 18 hours ago Flag

    I don't condone what the leaders (financial and governmental) of this world have done, but I certainly don't wish the people of the world to suffer needlessly for their actions. You permadoomers seem to have no problem with that.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz 18 hours ago Flag

    Why do you so desperately want to see the world plunged into armageddon? What is your problem? Why do you hate the world so much? What has it done to you? You seem like a reasonably intelligent person but you also seem filled with a huge amount of hatred. I hope you are old man because it would be a tragedy if you are young and have decades to live with this affliction.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Apr 16, 2015 10:54 PM Flag

    I was joking. But if it is really so good, then why in the world isn't CREE pumping out enough of these to supply all the HD stores? Capacity constraints is a piss-poor excuse if that's the reason.

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    CREE is going to knock earnings out of the park!!

    by jrzbiz Apr 16, 2015 3:25 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Apr 16, 2015 10:42 PM Flag

    Of course, when the analyst estimate is flat revenue and lower earnings vs. last year, a 2 yr old could hit it outta dat park.

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    CREE is going to knock earnings out of the park!!

    by jrzbiz Apr 16, 2015 3:25 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Apr 16, 2015 10:39 PM Flag

    Park? As in a major league ballpark? More likely a kiddie park if we're even that lucky.

  • AMD's bad news is good news for HPQ

    @@@@Advanced Micro Devices Inc. said its first-quarter loss widened as revenue slumped, and the company said it was exiting its dense server systems business formerly known as SeaMicro, effective immediately. Shares fell 8% to $2.64 in recent after-hours trading as the loss excluding items was wider than analysts' feared and revenue missed expectations. AMD bought SeaMicro in an early 2012 deal that gave the chip specialist a sideline in computers. Founded in 2007, SeaMicro helped popularize a hardware category known as "micro servers."

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    JOLED first mass product is for Apple iPad

    by dwretail Apr 16, 2015 12:06 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Apr 16, 2015 11:18 AM Flag

    Has JOLED produced a single working panel yet?

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Apr 16, 2015 11:16 AM Flag

    What will happen when chipmakers abandon EUV by the side of the road like they did 157nm photolith and force ASML to stop development of EUV? What is the size of the writedown they will be forced to make?

  • Ouch... that's gotta hurt

    @@@@Obama's Emission Plan Splits Coal Lobby From Utilities in States Bloomberg Electric companies are breaking with longtime allies in the coal industry over state-level legislation that would stymie President Barack Obama’s carbon-emissions limits. Entergy Corp., PPL Corp. and FirstEnergy Corp. are among those opposing a wave of bills backed by coal companies that would let legislatures block plans to curb greenhouse-gas emissions. Power companies are concerned that, if states balk, the EPA will impose plans that cost them more by focusing on cutting emissions rather than reducing power demand or promoting cleaner energy, said Bill Becker, director of the National Association of Clean Air Agencies in Washington.

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    Any POS will inevitably get flushed

    by blackoutbuzz Feb 19, 2015 10:30 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Apr 16, 2015 10:30 AM Flag

    Hmm, looks like Harper and the corrupt Conservative government have given this purportedly law-breaking turd permission to float.

    @@@@A consortium led by Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has won a prominent contract to build and manage Montreal’s Champlain Bridge replacement, a symbolic and reputational victory as the company tries to rebound from a damaging ethics scandal that first came to light in 2012. Federal infrastructure minister Denis Lebel made the bridge announcement after markets closed. Under federal government procurement rules, any company convicted of an offence, including bribery of a foreign public official, faces a 10-year ban on bidding on federal government contracts. The ban would also apply if a company pleads guilty and gains a conditional or absolute discharge. Still, the decision places Ottawa in a potentially awkward position if SNC is found guilty in a court of law. Federal rules allow the government to cancel an existing contract if a conviction occurs after it was awarded. In this case, however, bridge construction will likely be well under way by the time the case goes to trial. And, regardless, the SNC consortium is also in charge of bridge operations afterward.

  • blackoutbuzz by blackoutbuzz Apr 15, 2015 11:33 PM Flag

    Fun times at the ECB. Party on....

    @@@On Wednesday a protester managed to get into a European Central Bank (ECB) press conference and glitter-bomb Mario Draghi. It resulted in some pretty hilarious pictures, and a brief interruption as she jumped on Draghi's desk, shouting, "end ECB dictatorship!" That slogan was also written on her shirt as "end the ECB d***-tatorship." The activist is Josephine Witt, and she previously protested with FEMEN (some photos in that slideshow are NSFW). She's a 21-year-old student of philosophy, studying in Hamburg, and here's her German Wikipedia entry.

    @@@Glitter bombing is an act of protest in the United States in which activists throw glitter on people at public events. Glitter bombers have frequently been motivated by, though not limited to, their targets' opposition to same-sex marriage. Some legal officials argue glitter bombing is technically assault and battery.

  • Reply to

    trading pattern today surgically executed?

    by putinchoi Apr 15, 2015 7:00 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Apr 15, 2015 7:26 PM Flag

    Looks like computer trading programs running in autopilot waiting for human input to buy or sell... the price is stuck smack dab in the middle of the gap up on April 10.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Apr 15, 2015 7:19 PM Flag

    Could explain why this is still dragging on... ITYBY would presumably need to cough up extra bucks for another brand, and need to come to mutually agreed terms with RAI on exactly how many bucks they should pay.

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    Is there apenalty for no deal?

    by no_time_to_sail Apr 15, 2015 10:17 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Apr 15, 2015 7:16 PM Flag

    Good question. I don't recall a 'no deal' fee ever being mentioned in any of the news reports on the merger, Maybe with so many parties involved, there is none. ie. everyone gains from a successful deal and everyone licks their wounds if it is blocked.

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    Smart Bottles

    by blackoutbuzz Feb 25, 2015 12:09 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Apr 15, 2015 7:10 PM Flag

    I don't know which idea is more ridiculous... the Bottle or the Glass. And what's this nonsense talk about Ginger ale? Club soda or Perrier no problem to smooth out the edge on cheap Red Label Johnny, but this an't no Canadian Club whiskey. Sheesh.

    @@@@Johnnie Walker has teamed up with Condiment Junkie, a "sensory branding" and design agency, to create a new alcoholic experience—one that allows drinkers to hear a "personalized" tune while they sip on a glass of whisky. The tailored tune comes from a drinking glass, which uses bone conduction technology to transmit sound to the inner ear, allowing drinkers to hear music when the glass makes contact with their teeth. It was launched on Friday with the name 'The Boldest Glass,' in order to promote a speciality drink, the Johnnie Walker Red Label with ginger ale. The glass has a "concealed exciter" which uses the glass' surface as a speaker, creating vibrations. The audio is emitted from an AM/FM transmitter, to an amplifier found on the bottom of the glass. In a statement, Johnnie Walker said The Boldest Glass was "an industry first", which was "marrying music and drinks in an intimate fashion that opens up possibilities for future collaborations and exploring the glass' potential further".

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    NSRGY ready to divest poor performing brands

    by blackoutbuzz Oct 2, 2013 11:07 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Apr 15, 2015 7:01 PM Flag

    Hmm... Looks like no public company wants this biz, so NSRGY has to resort to selling it to private equity for a song and dance I presume.... better be a good lap dance at least.

    @@@@@3:22 am Nestle in exclusive negotiations for the sale of Davigel (NSRGY) : Nestl announced that it was exploring strategic options for the development of its subsidiary Davigel, a provider of branded frozen and chilled food products, ice-cream and solutions for out of home in Europe as part of its on-going portfolio review. Nestl has today announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations for the sale of Davigel with the Brakes Group, a leading European food service operator owned by the private equity manager Bain Capital. The transaction is subject to consultations with the relevant works councils and the approval of the competition authorities. Financial details are not being disclosed.

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