the Earth is over 6 Billion years old. How do we know what is normal or not? Scientists? 100% of scientists just a few hundred years ago thought the Earth was the center of the universe and the sun revolved around the earth. The data set we have is 0.00000000001% of the historical data. How can we infer anything?
In a presentation today, ORBC said satellite comms is 5X more than cellular. Also said the unit that won this WalMart deal had less than 30K installed units before this 16K unit deal. How did IDSY not win this?
my thoughts on Climate Change:
The Earth has gone through numerous time periods of ice ages and warming periods. The ice core samples we have are all from the last ice age. So climate change boils down to this premise: since the last ice age, the Earth has been warming..... Duh.
This current warming trend has allowed humans and all other creatures and plants to flourish. An ice age would wipe out 90%+ of all life. Should we pollute; no. Should all of our resources be wasted on pollution control; no. Closing a regulated factory in the US and opening it up in China where they basically dump raw pollution into the environment does not help the Earth.
you would think the proxy "Uber Long" would be a short of Avis and Hertz, not a short of TAXI. In a longer term thought process, rental cars would go away. Autonomous driving and Uber will replace the need for rental. Avis and Hertz are essentially over levered used car companies with questionable financials (Hertz is restating 3 years and hasn't filed in over a year) and they are more liquid than TAXI. Neither pay a dividend. If I was an Uber long, I would go after the rental companies, not TAXI.
higher grades lead to higher future warranty claims. Higher grades also lead to a lower reputation for the company which would lead to lower future submissions. You want the right grades, not higher grades.
final February numbers: 162,752 vs 223,886 last year, 61K falloff. Cards are just 1K ahead of last year for February. 27%+ falloff in volumes folks. There was a price increase of 5%-10%. Obviously the price increase does not make up for the lost volume.
Warranty claims of $147K for last 30 days is also huge considering normal yearly claims are under $500K. so if claims were to continue at this pace for 1 year, it would be over $1.7M. The high warranty claims essentially wipe out the price increase leaving a 27%+ falloff.
Rockport filed a late 13D yesterday and exited their entire position which they opened in 2010
On November 20, 2014, the Reporting Persons distributed in kind an aggregate of 322,695 shares of CDTI Common Stock held by the Reporting Persons on a pro rata basis to their respective partner and members (the “Distribution”). As a result of the Distribution, the Reporting Persons are no longer the beneficial owner of shares of CDTI Common Stock.
This is the final amendment to the Schedule 13D and constitutes an “exit filing” for the Reporting Persons.
interesting that this coverage was already on the Cowen site and CDTI home page already. This upgrade must have been "internally" announced last week and that is why the stock ran above $2 to $2.35.
this may be it:
United States Patent 7,746,379
Jesson , et al. June 29, 2010
Sensing cargo using an imaging device
A camera is used to sense cargo in a cargo space. An image of at least a portion of a cargo space is captured using the camera, and a digital signal processor classifies the image as representing an empty cargo space or a non-empty cargo space. Additionally, a type of cargo represented by the captured image may also be classified by the digital signal processor and an indication of the type of cargo output.
Inventors: Jesson; Joseph E. (Hamilton Square, NY), Cobello; Rick (Middlegrove, NY), Calver; Andrew J. (Clifton Park, NY)
Assignee: Asset Intelligence, LLC (Hackensack, NJ)
Family ID: 32655334
Appl. No.: 10/335,372
Filed: December 31, 2002