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unclefulbert 222 posts  |  Last Activity: 17 hours ago Member since: Mar 8, 2003
  • unclefulbert unclefulbert 17 hours ago Flag


    The point is there are times a real #$%$ would show kindness at some point in time. The point was your slant of the yore is a campaign in the rehabilitation of Jobs, a yeller and options-back-dater who treated people who disagreed with him like dirt. Now, there were good side to him as well far as promoting his version of businesses, just don't make him out to be another Dave Packard or Bill Hewlett.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert 19 hours ago Flag

    lang, You believe in everything you see in the internet? Here is the quote on the incident:

    A designer named Tim Smith described the time his old Sunbeam Alpine sports car stalled in front of the Jobs driveway. Laurene came out and brought him a beer while he tried to figure out what to do, and then she offered to call a friend of theirs who knew a lot about Sunbeams. When the friend came by—dressed in a tuxedo for a night out—Steve emerged from the house with Reed. Steve got in the car and tried to crank it while his friend worked under the hood trying to get the thing going, but nothing worked.

  • but disaster for HPQ longs, though the executives all had made trips to the banks with their auto-sold programs at ~$40.

  • telling us what's in our best interest and soon our Speaker of the House is flying off to kowtow at the feet of the man who cried wolf constantly:

    unclefulbert • Jan 21, 2015 4:19 PM Remove

    Sep 16, 2012 - Iran on brink of nuclear bomb in six-seven months: Netanyahu ... set a "red line" for Tehran in what could deepen the worst U.S.-Israeli rift in decades. .... reach soon by producing roughly 15 kg (33 pounds) a month, a rate that ... Nuttyyahoo cried wolf:

    The only peaceful way to prevent an Iranian nuclear bomb is to place a "clear red line" on uranium enrichment, Netanyahu said.

    "A red line must be drawn ... on Iran's efforts to enrich uranium," he said. "Basically any bomb consists of explosive material and a mechanism to ignite it. ... In the case of Iran's plans, the gunpowder is enriched uranium. The fuse is a nuclear detonator." Netanyahu sad it was far more difficult for Iran to enrich uranium than to build the fuse.

    He explained where where the red line on enriching uranium should be drawn. He said Iran is well into "the second stage" of enrichment. By next summer, they will move on to the final stage, he said. From there it's only a few months, maybe a few weeks, before they get enough enriched uranium for a bomb, he says.

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    Dynastic Politics

    by w.heinlein 22 hours ago
    unclefulbert unclefulbert 21 hours ago Flag

    So wrong for a democracy. No wonder the Chinese and Russians are laughing at our secret dictatoral college by the rich.

  • Campbell Soup sets employee separation program

    Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) initiates an employee separation program as part of its broad cost-cutting initiative.

  • Stanford offers admission to 2,144

    By Jason Green

    Daily News Staff Writer
    Posted: 03/27/2015 08:22:08 PM PDT0 Comments

    Daily News Staff Writer

    PALO ALTO -- Stanford University announced Friday it has offered admission to 2,144 students, as well as increased financial aid.

    The class of 2019 was selected from 42,487 candidates, the largest applicant pool in university history, according to a press release. The 5.04 percent admit rate, meanwhile, is the smallest in university history.

    Last year, Stanford received 42,167 applications and admitted 2,138 students, or just 5.07 percent.

    The class of 2019, which includes 742 students who were accepted through the early action program, hails from 50 states and 77 countries; 16 percent are first-generation college students.

    "We are honored by the interest in Stanford and the experiences shared by all prospective students through the application process," Richard Shaw, dean of admissions and financial aid, said in the press release.

    "The young people admitted to the class of 2019 will engage their undergraduate years at Stanford with energy and initiative. Their contributions will impact the world in immeasurable ways."

    Stanford also announced an increase in financial aid. Parents with annual incomes below $125,000 and typical assets won't have to pay tuition, and those with annual incomes below $65,000 and typical assets won't have to pay tuition, room or board. The previous thresholds were $100,000 and $60,000, respectively.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 28, 2015 8:13 AM Flag

    USA Congress, bought and owned by Jewish councils of ABZ. So sad. But don't blame the Jewish people for looking out for their own interests.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 27, 2015 7:29 PM Flag

    Old news that it is an open secret that Israel had hundreds of nukes since when. Pakistan has it. India has it. North Korea has it. And of course they are all for sale. Been so for decades already.

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    Someone explain to me...

    by w.heinlein Mar 26, 2015 3:30 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 27, 2015 7:25 PM Flag


    The recession was great for people like Joe Kennedy who cashed out his stocks and sold short before covering in a year or two. Meanwhile, everything was cheap cheap cheap for the Kennedy clan. From a novel during the depression: rooms for five dollars a month. There were stores and markets pleading with customers to buy butter at ten cents a pound, choice porterhouse steak at twelve cents a pound and high grade coffee at three pounds for a quarter. Eggs were six cents a dozen, milk a nickel a quart, bread three loaves for five cents. ... Three large hotcakes with sausage, butter and syrup and coffee—for 'five cents!' Roast beef dinner with four vegetables and beverage, for fifteen cents. Ham or bacon and eggs with French fries...

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    While the Mideast is in free fall

    by springer_1994 Mar 27, 2015 7:40 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 27, 2015 4:13 PM Flag

    Thanks to 6 years of Obama Doctrine, America is finally spending more focus at home than helping out the rest of the developed world. Let Europe (Germany, France, England etc) defend itself and we'll help out when we can spare resources to help out. Ditto apply to Japan/Korea, Israel/Saudi, the rest of America and African countries. Our economy is now the envy of them all.

  • Crude -5.8% to $48.45.

    Enjoy the Spring and hope Meg stop fooling around with financial engineering from her Harvard MBA dreams and get HP back to fundamentals, innovating the HP Way.

  • unclefulbert by unclefulbert Mar 27, 2015 2:48 PM Flag

    “I had an assistant who told me that Steve called up wanting something, and had yelled and yelled at her, using a lot of four-letter words.

    I’d be working late at night and Steve would come by and I’d show him what I’m working on, and then he’d yell and scream at me, tell me how terrible it was and all that kind of stuff.

    screen. ‘Steve can yell that the sun shouldn’t rise in the east,’ Bud would tell me, ‘but it’s going to rise in the east, and it’s going to take time to get this software to the point where you can see something visually on the screen.

    Moreover, he was an equal-opportunity abuser, yelling not only at his engineers but also at his executive team and his own personal administrative assistants on a regular basis.

    On Cook's liver: ‘No, I’m not doing that!’ He kind of popped up in bed and said that. And this was during a time when things were just terrible. Steve only yelled at me four or five times during the thirteen years I knew him, and this was one of them.”

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    New Steve Jobs bio

    by langosta_fla Mar 27, 2015 11:06 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 27, 2015 2:32 PM Flag

    What a send off:

    On October 17, several hundred people attended a memorial service at the Memorial Church on Stanford University’s campus. The iPhone 4S had been introduced two days earlier, in the company’s first public event after Steve’s death, with presale orders that exceeded those of any previous model. The memorial service was an invitation-only event, and the guests ranged from his closest friends and family to the Clintons, Bono, Rahm Emanuel, Stephen Fry, Larry Page, Rupert Murdoch, and John Warnock, the Adobe cofounder. Bono and the Edge from U2 performed Steve’s favorite Dylan song, “Every Grain of Sand”; Joan Baez sang “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”; and Mona Simpson read a moving tribute about Steve on his deathbed. Larry Ellison and Jony Ive also made remarks. Steve’s daughter Erin lit the candles at the beginning of the service, while the other children all spoke: Reed read his own thoughts, Lisa read a poem, and Eve read the text of “Think Different.” It was, despite the number of people there, a deeply intimate and emotional event, which opened with Yo-Yo Ma playing the prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1.

    Brent Schlender; Rick Tetzeli (2015-03-23T22:00:00+00:00). Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart Into a Visionary Leader. Crown Business. Kindle Edition.

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    New Steve Jobs bio

    by langosta_fla Mar 27, 2015 11:06 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 27, 2015 2:24 PM Flag


    He was a strange man:

    Steve ostensibly went to India hoping to meet Neem Karoli Baba, known as Maharaj-ji, the famous guru who was an inspiration to Brilliant, Friedman, and other seekers. But Maharaj-ji died shortly before Steve’s arrival, to his lasting disappointment. Steve’s time in India was splintered, as unfocused as the searches of many young people seeking a broader vision than the one they were handed as children. He went to a religious festival attended by ten million other pilgrims. He wore flowing cotton robes, ate strange foods, and had his head shaved by a mysterious guru. He got dysentery. For the first time he read Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi, a book that he would return to several times throughout his life, and that would be given to everyone who attended the reception following Steve’s memorial service at Stanford University’s Memorial Church on October 16, 2011.

  • HP -2.4%; BofA cuts estimates after meeting with IR chief

    Following talks with HP (NYSE:HPQ) IR chief Andrew Simanek, BofA/Merrill's Wamsi Mohan (Buy) has cut his FY15 (ends Oct. '15) and FY16 EPS estimates to $3.59 and $3.46 (below consensus estimates of $3.65 and $3.84), and his target by $3 to $42 (still 35% above current levels).
    Mohan notes weak PC demand and forex are hurting FY15 sales - aside from directly hurting international sales priced in local currencies, forex has allowed Japanese printer rivals to price more aggressively. Regarding PCs, he estimates the average lifecycle of one has risen to 5-5.5 years from 4 years.
    Meanwhile, FY16 estimates have been cut due to expected "dis-synergies" related to the PC/printing spinoff. In-line with HP's guidance, Mohan sees the split taking place by Nov. 1.

  • Reply to

    Gone to Texas

    by langosta_fla Mar 26, 2015 2:01 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 27, 2015 9:43 AM Flag


    We have a lot of water and getting cheaper every year with the drought and lower energy cost to process the pacific:

    Since the 1970s, California has dipped its toe into ocean desalination --talking, planning, debating. But for a variety of reasons -- mainly cost and environmental concerns-- the state has never taken the plunge.

    Until now.

    Fifteen desalination projects are proposed along the coast from Los Angeles to San Francisco Bay. Desalination technology is becoming more efficient. And the state is mired in its third year of drought. Critics and backers alike are wondering whether this project in a town better known as the home of Legoland and skateboard icon Tony Hawk is ushering in a new era.

    Will California -- like Israel, Saudi Arabia and other arid coastal regions of the world -- finally turn to the ocean to quench its thirst?

    Desalinated water typically costs about $2,000 an acre foot -- roughly the amount of water a family of five uses in a year. The cost is about double that of water obtained from building a new reservoir or recycling wastewater, according to a 2013 study from the state Department of Water Resources.
    And its price tag is at least four times the cost of obtaining "new water" from conservation methods -- such as paying farmers to install drip irrigation, or providing rebates for homeowners to rip out lawns or buy water-efficient toilets.

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    Someone explain to me...

    by w.heinlein Mar 26, 2015 3:30 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 26, 2015 4:48 PM Flag


    Apple borrowed money to pay dividends and stock buyback. At ZIRP, that's what happens with QE money. Heck, if I am able to like Apple, I would borrow a $Zillion to buy up a chunk of American corporations too. Unfortunately, ZIRP benefits only the big guys. Little guys can't even get a loan for a starter home. A couple of years ago, I suggested that the Fed ought to give out money at near zero rate only for investment purposes. This week, we all heard about Warren Buffett engineered Kraft buyout for higher inflated prices. As his Heinz buyout, over 20% of the jobs at Heinz were lost so far. Now, that's what ZIRP has led us deeper into income inequality and jobless recovery. SHAME.

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    Someone explain to me...

    by w.heinlein Mar 26, 2015 3:30 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 26, 2015 4:33 PM Flag

    fan, I can see why we had to salvage our financial system with ZIRP in 2009. However, the Wall Street gamblers have recovered all their losses and began paying themselves $billions in bonuses once more, time to turn off the spigot. They don't need it. As for QE, it was a means to flow money to investors such that wealth would trickle down to the rest of us. Unfortunately, the JOB CREATORS used the QE funds to buy back their stocks and other assets they own, not to mention passing out dividends at 15% FIT rate. Why, even Oracle's Larry Ellision got into the act. He is making $hundreds of millions regardless how ORCL performs.

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    Someone explain to me...

    by w.heinlein Mar 26, 2015 3:30 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 26, 2015 4:16 PM Flag


    ZIRP is a desperate measure at the height of the financial meltdown and double digit UE. Historically, at 5.5% UE and all time high stock markets, CPI at 1.7% and strong $$, ZIRP is risky. All those QE securities must be unwound sooner or later.

    Time to stop the transfer of wealth from savers to those risky gamblers in Wall Street and allow the public servants to do nothing on job creation, such as passage of the Infrastructure Job Bill or Nat Gas Bill of 2011.

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