Milligram46

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 6:47 PM

Re: Ericson sues to stop iPad & iPhone sales in US

...tents at issue, but declined the new terms Ericsson offered when the existing agreement ran out...

Which implies this is more than a patent troll issue.

Wed Feb 25

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 6:56 PM

Re: Why do otherwise smart people say…

Do people who spend $100k on a car really care all that much about gasoline prices? Or do they care about status ("hey look world, I have a Tesla") more?

Status unquestionably. Ahhh, but the green cred status symbol look at [more]

Tue Feb 24

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 2:50 PM

Re: Why do otherwise smart people say…

I'm afraid you're a bit behind the news. Gas is again climbing towards $5. If you look at a slightly longer term, gas is always climbing towards $10 or whatever.

I'm afraid you're confusing cause and causation.

Short [more]

Mon Feb 23

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Milligram46 posted to the Apple board. 7:31 PM

Apple Back To The Future - Print Magainze Coming

It must be true! Apple is hiring journalists and editors. They're going to buck conventional wisdom, create a new paradigm and the writing is clearly on the wall. Take note because Apple is getting into the dead tree business.

It makes total [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 7:25 PM

Re: Why do otherwise smart people say…

Tesla is trying to do it. They're also quite unprofitable

But, but, but, they are EXPANDING and that's the only reason they're unprofitable. If they weren't expanding, and selling their credits, and collecting government subsidies, [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 3:20 PM

Re: Why do otherwise smart people say…

People keep predicting that Apple won't make TVs or cars or products x, y, and z "because the margins are too low."

But Apple seems to specialize in making huge piles of money by selling high-margin products in categories where
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Sun Feb 22

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 7:37 PM

Re: An Apple Car Is As Likely As An...

To my original post you wrote...

What's your source for this assertion?

So then I replied to your question, oh and your missive you wrote which probably belongs on the TSLA board.

Your response includes this gem of [more]

Sat Feb 21

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 7:53 PM

Re: An Apple Car Is As Likely As An...

It's outside my technology expertise, but perhaps Apple sees (or is looking for) a way to apply some of this to smaller size factor needs. Apple Watch comes to mind. (This is pure swag on my part.)

Ira


The secret sauce in [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 1:40 PM

Re: An Apple Car Is As Likely As An...

If Apple doesn't want to build a car, what are they poaching the A123 staff for?
There's really not a whole lot of different applications for large-capacity batteries with long calendar and cycle life.


High capacity batteries for [more]

Fri Feb 20

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 3:34 PM

Re: An Apple Car Is As Likely As An...

...they would be turning a profit if they...

Whenever I see "if" or "but" in any explanation I stop reading.

They aren't turning a profit.

There is massive R&D expenses in selling cars. [more]

Thu Feb 19

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Milligram46 posted to the Apple board. 5:12 PM

An Apple Car Is As Likely As An...

...Apple TV set.

Zilch.

For some of the same reasons - most importantly - THERE IS VERY LITTLE PROFIT IN BUILDING CARS. Keep in mind folks that Tesla may be selling the Model S at $70K to start (and most push $100K in reality) but [more]

Sat Feb 14

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 9:30 AM

Re: Still waiting

xtn,
You may be right about the value of your exotic ready-for-the-racetrack Lotus, but you are not comparing apples and apples, and you know it.

:-)
tb2

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There is nothing exotic about a modern Pontiac

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 9:29 AM

Re: Still waiting

It is the only car in the USA to retain 50% of its value after five (5) years.

After researching recent sales prices for 2006 Exiges similar to mine, I conclude that Clark Howard doesn't know what he's talking about. I figure my car is worth [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 9:28 AM

Re: Still waiting

One more thing about Subaru. It is the only car in the USA to retain 50% of its value after five (5) years.

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Wed Feb 11

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Milligram46 posted to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 2:16 AM

Kravitz Walks Back Deflategate

I'm guessing his reliable sources are telling him to get ready to eat crow. Now the story is well, I meant if, not did...

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Wed Feb 4

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Milligram46 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:00 PM

WTI Bounces Big Off Of $44 Land...

...dropping stock markets and concerns about economic health left commodities.

WTI is taking a pounding today so with the rather wide percentage swing what do the METAR Fools think?

A dead cat bounce as it punches through $40 on the [more]

Mon Feb 2

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Milligram46 replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 12:39 PM

Re: He Who Lives By The Sword...

The safe call was to run - but Pete Carroll never played it safe. Had Pete Carroll done the "logical thing" in the first half. Took the knee, went to the locker room, we wouldn't be having this conversation at all. Even if he did the [more]

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Milligram46 posted to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 12:37 PM

He Who Lives By The Sword...

What was he thinking?

Has to be the worst call in Super Bowl history!

You don't throw on second and goal on the one!

They had Beastmode, why didn't they just give it to Lynch.

Oh it's so easy to second guess and [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 3:07 AM

Re: The Call - Think About It, Though

... I heard tonight that Lynch was 0-5 on short yardage situations coming into that - and there was a stacked box as has been mentioned. Assuming that's true, that would have an impact on Seattle's thinking also...


You're bringing [more]

Sat Jan 31

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Milligram46 replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 7:39 PM

Re: Defense

One of the things that has made a difference the last couple of years in the playoffs (particularly the SB) is how the refs swallow their whistles when it comes to defenses getting rough with WRs. The theory is that the refs do not want to take [more]

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