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corneliusflake 240 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 5, 2015 1:34 AM Member since: Oct 8, 2012
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  • corneliusflake Apr 28, 2015 2:52 PM Flag

    you think that you making up my "short position" and then posting about it adds to your credibility? it's just more of the same.






    well, all i see is you posting another


    don't stop now.

    you're on a roll!

    downhill, that is ...

  • corneliusflake Apr 28, 2015 1:58 PM Flag

    fine print? it is neither good, nor fine. it is print though. (-;

    volume is no substitute for substance.

    fact checking gets done sometimes and sometimes not. you finding that hard to believe is a personal issue, not a conspiracy or even a fraud by a single individual.

    no one can "force" you to defend yourself. it is your choice to do so -- just like making a wild claim. (-;

    my "expense" so far is a few minutes of my time. trying to weasel out of your claims has cost you far more in both time and your already impacted credibility. (-;

    rave on. that works very well for me and 'costs' me nothing.

    glad to see you have lots of free time tho ...


  • corneliusflake Apr 28, 2015 12:44 PM Flag

    $5.5 Billion write-down.

    after paying $7.9 Billion and then carrying it on the books at the lower value.

    a master stroke by nok even if they only recovered half of what they lost as a result of the original deal with msft. it could have been much worse.

  • corneliusflake Apr 28, 2015 12:40 PM Flag

    looks like you have already done that. (-;


  • corneliusflake Apr 28, 2015 12:37 PM Flag

    the point is that you made up a ridiculous claim about a rumor that never existed and then further claimed that it was manipulation.

    since the second claim is based on the first it is even beyond ridicule.

    using the overwrought phrase "truthful facts" (what is an un-truthful fact? does such a thing even exist?!) ) doesn't add anything to the discussion, nor does it make your assertion that there is some rumor that nok will buy back d+s any more real. no one said it but you.

    all journalists have a responsibility to report facts. on occasion this responsibility may be undermined by the pressure to produce articles that will attract attention and get the money, and/or personal recognition, that comes with increased readership. so, no stories like the one that was _actually_ reported don't happen by pure chance. nor is every speculative article a heinous plot that needs to be exaggerated even further by making up stuff that never happened.

    there is a lot of competition in the field and no way to filter out bogus nonsense before it can reach the eyes of readers. it would be nice if there were. but who would be the gatekeeper and who would watch them to make sure they did what was required? you certainly don't qualify; you are complaining about something that you simply made up!

    combined with the non-denial by nok that they ~currently~ have no plans to get back into the consumer handset market -- they could change plans today -- the story seems to be that someone thought it might happen based on things that actually happened. not on a wild-eyed claim that no one other than you ever asserted.

  • corneliusflake Apr 28, 2015 1:43 AM Flag

    great! based on your description it looks like nothing bad will [ever] happen to me.

    given your track record that should make me worry!!!!!!!!!!







  • Reply to

    Microsoft outmanuvers Yahoo

    by father_zosima Apr 21, 2015 10:22 AM corneliusflake Apr 27, 2015 8:31 PM Flag

    man overboard is more like it. (-;

    "Microsoft first launched a beta of its own homegrown search engine in 2005 (prior to that, search results were provided by Inktomi and others). Not 2009 — that's when the company rebranded its search efforts, which had previously been called "MSN Search" then "Windows Live Search" — as Bing.

    In other words, Microsoft has been working on search now for more than 10 years. Microsoft has the benefit of billions of dollars a year in profits and free cash flow, has a dedicated research arm packed with Ph.Ds, and has built a massive data center infrastructure capable of analyzing billions of web links and search queries and returning a result in milliseconds.

    The end result of all this? Bing has about 30% market share in the U.S. if you include Yahoo's sites, 20% if you only include Microsoft-branded sites, according to Comscore. Worldwide, the figure is more like 8% for Bing+Yahoo, and 4% for Bing alone, as per Statista.

    Between the middle of 2005 and the middle of 2013, when Microsoft broke out its online division's financials, the company lost $12.36 billion on Bing and other consumer online services."

    so if yahoo! cuts its bing usage in half what will the stats look like?





  • corneliusflake Apr 27, 2015 8:23 PM Flag

    'nother update!

    app rating is up to 3.7 -- which is still not good.

    downloads are over 10k but under 50k. (who said this was going to take over mobile search? :-))

    still at version 2.5 even though there was an update released on march 31st. what's up with that? (-0

  • corneliusflake Apr 27, 2015 7:55 PM Flag

    i didn't see anyone say that nokia was buying back the mobile division.

    except you.

    got a source for this?

    i can wait ...

  • Reply to

    Well it looks

    by acatt14u Apr 27, 2015 10:20 AM corneliusflake Apr 27, 2015 7:49 PM Flag

    no cash [to give alu]?


    Balance Sheet
    Total Cash (mrq): 8.52B
    Total Cash Per Share (mrq): 2.34
    Total Debt (mrq): 2.93B
    Total Debt/Equity (mrq): 31.46
    Current Ratio (mrq): 1.88
    Book Value Per Share (mrq): 2.54

    so may be none to give to alu, but they have cash ...

  • corneliusflake Apr 27, 2015 6:55 PM Flag

    you seem to have missed some salient points here:

    1.) the article is from business insider, not computer world.

    2.) you replied to a post from me, not someone else (who you also have no understanding of or actual relationship with.)

    3.) if they are losing billions on it it now and it is ~improving~ HOW BAD WAS IT BEFORE?!?!?!?!? X-D

    4.) the losses they are suffering aren't even crushing themselves, much less having any real impact on the _successful_ companies and products in mobile. (-; the phone division is just floating along, siphoning off profits from the divisions that are still profitable -- and probably some of the money they get from investors as well. X-D it might actually help them to have their phones banned from being imported to the u.s. -- like the i.t.c. is contemplating in an upcoming ruling. X-D X-D

    5.) my fate? it can't possibly be as bad as what has happened to you already that has made you into an unaware and delusional source of unresponsive text-bombs. so don't worry about me; it only makes your position look that much weaker!




  • "Microsoft could take a massive write-off to the tune of $5.46 billion on its acquisition of Nokia assets as soon as July of this year, according to some industry watchers.

    The speculation starts with some language from Microsoft's quarterly earnings statement from last week, as Computerworld reports.

    Basically, Microsoft's Phone Hardware division — which mostly consists of the assets it bought from Nokia in 2013 for about $7.9 billion — was spending so much money on sales of Windows Phone hardware that it actually lost around twelve cents per device sold.

    That's before you even factor in all the other costs of doing business, like marketing. In other words, it spent $1.8 billion to sell $1.4 billion of phones.

    Even with the overall number of phones sold going up, it's not a great way to run a business, and Microsoft is warning investors that change is coming.

    "Declines in expected future cash flows, reduction in future unit volume growth rates, or an increase in the risk-adjusted discount rate used to estimate the fair value of the Phone Hardware reporting unit may result in a determination that an impairment adjustment is required, resulting in a potentially material charge to earnings," Microsoft said in its report.

    This is a fancy way of saying that Microsoft seems to think that the Nokia acquisition isn't worth the $5.46 billion value it's been reporting to shareholders."

    so, they paid $7.9 billion for it, laid off most of the employees they acquired in the deal, are valuing it at just under $5.5 and are going to write -that- off?! may be an import ban will help them rather than hurt them!




  • Reply to

    Anyone Else Experiencing IE Crashing on 8.1

    by cigarking50 Apr 27, 2015 11:49 AM corneliusflake Apr 27, 2015 12:37 PM Flag

    msg board software ate my reply. msft isn't the only one that sucks here. (-;

    chrome is good for some things but if you open a lot of tabs or windows it will use all your memory and the machine will be bogged down running off of the swap area on your hard drive.

    ff doesn't do that so i use it for work-intensive projects or long term use.

  • Reply to

    Anyone Else Experiencing IE Crashing on 8.1

    by cigarking50 Apr 27, 2015 11:49 AM corneliusflake Apr 27, 2015 12:26 PM Flag

    this also points out that msft is not interested in fixing i.e.

    and yes, they suck.

  • Reply to

    Anyone Else Experiencing IE Crashing on 8.1

    by cigarking50 Apr 27, 2015 11:49 AM corneliusflake Apr 27, 2015 12:23 PM Flag

    tell them you want w7.

  • Reply to

    Anyone Else Experiencing IE Crashing on 8.1

    by cigarking50 Apr 27, 2015 11:49 AM corneliusflake Apr 27, 2015 12:10 PM Flag

    then you don't want a mac, you want someone to fix i.e. for you.

    only msft can do that and they aren't interested. they are leaving i.e. behind and moving on to the new browser code named spartan.

    get another browser.

  • Reply to

    Anyone Else Experiencing IE Crashing on 8.1

    by cigarking50 Apr 27, 2015 11:49 AM corneliusflake Apr 27, 2015 12:05 PM Flag

    there is no extended warranty on i.e. there is no warranty on i.e. at all. read the license.

  • Reply to

    Anyone Else Experiencing IE Crashing on 8.1

    by cigarking50 Apr 27, 2015 11:49 AM corneliusflake Apr 27, 2015 12:00 PM Flag

    sure you can. use boot camp.

    and get another browser.

  • Reply to

    Anyone Else Experiencing IE Crashing on 8.1

    by cigarking50 Apr 27, 2015 11:49 AM corneliusflake Apr 27, 2015 11:59 AM Flag

    why are you calling dell for a problem with i.e.? it's not their product.

  • Reply to

    Nokia says no to making new smartphones

    by rskrwrd Apr 26, 2015 11:04 AM corneliusflake Apr 26, 2015 7:23 PM Flag

    and gsmarena as well.

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