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commoncents33 posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:20 AM

OT: The Ponzi Economy

The following link is to an article by Hussman, regarding some of the long-term structural problems of our economy. Not a pretty picture.

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Thu Sep 18

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 1:16 AM

Re: New iPhone Mail-Order Questions

Apple still not doing a great job with services: the watch was picked up by UPS at 4:50pm Wednesday. Received an e-mail with tracking number from UPS shortly after midnight (kind of surprised UPS took that long). Yet Apple's website still does not [more]

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 12:23 AM

Re: New iPhone Mail-Order Questions

Well, I found out the answer: they're shipping via UPS, on next-day air.

Wed Sep 17

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commoncents33 posted to the Apple board. 7:45 PM

New iPhone Mail-Order Questions

I ordered two new iPhones on the 12th, and I'm supposedly going to receive them on the 19th. But they haven't shipped yet.

Has anyone else received a shipping notice?

Are these millions of phones all being shipped next-day [more]

Thu Sep 11

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 3:01 PM

Re: A dozen reasons the Apple Watch will fail

If kids are buying it for mom and dad, it's not cool enough for the kids.



Using superficial logic and stereotyping, the same could be said for the rest of Apple's products, especially iPhone.

Yet it doesn't seem to [more]

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 2:57 PM

Re: A dozen reasons the Apple Watch will fail

For how many years does Apple need to garner roughly 75% of all mobile profits for you to concede that in this game, gross market share does not matter??

Can you read? I made no mention of "gross market share." They may
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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 3:08 AM

Re: A dozen reasons the Apple Watch will fail

Correction to my reply:

Goofy said: "2) It only works with your iPhone, not with Android, so eliminate 85% of the market immediately. (Remember when iTunes was only for Mac? Remember when the iPod actually took off? Right. When it was [more]

Wed Sep 10

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 11:34 PM

Re: A dozen reasons the Apple Watch will fail

For anyone looking for a sophisticated assessment of the Apple Watch, this is definitely worth a read (including many of the comments):

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 11:33 PM

Re: A dozen reasons the Apple Watch will fail

it's going to start "a healthcare revolution"? Please. Most people are still eating at McDonald's, and will be next year and the year after that.


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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 11:07 PM

Re: A dozen reasons the Apple Watch will fail

it's going to start "a healthcare revolution"? Please. Most people are still eating at McDonald's, and will be next year and the year after that.


Yes.

But now they can just tap their wrist to the NFC receptor [more]

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 4:48 PM

Re: So Which To Get 6 Or 6 Plus

I just used the published dimensions and cut out a piece of a cardboard box. The thickness was just about right as well (which is outrageously thin).

Gonna be awfully tough to keep that in a pocket and sit down...by far the biggest downside [more]

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 4:43 PM

Re: Screen Differences between the iPhones

Well, two things I've discovered related (maybe) to this:

1) The CNN app shown during yesterdays presentations on both the iPhone 6 and the Plus showed the exact same page content...just bigger on the Plus. Ditto for pictures. So at least [more]

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 1:43 PM

Re: Screen Differences between the iPhones

Does anyone know to what extent the "Zoom" feature will "fix" that?

For example, when I'm reading on my iMac, if I hit "command" + "+", it re-formats and re-sizes web pages, which make if far easier [more]

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commoncents33 posted to the Apple board. 10:49 AM

Screen Differences between the iPhones

I was wondering if anyone here has the technological knowledge to answer this:

Given both the increased physical size as well as increased pixel count between the various phones, if one were to, say, pull up a web page in Safari, or maybe [more]

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commoncents33 replied to the Apple board. 5:04 AM

Re: Poll: iPhone 6 or 6 Plus?

All the fandroids posting comments on that one probably think a Corvette is as good as a Porsche 911 because the horsepower and g-force on a skid pad are similar, and for less money.

To each his own.

Unless you're talking about [more]

Wed Sep 3

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commoncents33 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:31 AM

Re: Schiller: everything is bubbly

I figure if buying something undervalued and simply waiting for Mr Market to
come to his senses can be considered prudent, sensible, and even righteous, then by symmetry
selling short something overvalued and similarly waiting for
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Sat Aug 2

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commoncents33 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:24 AM

Re: excellent article on BRK

Buffett has cited two metrics in his annual letter which he describes as being paramount in determining intrinsic value: earnings per share & cash plus investments per share.



Well, actually Buffett cites three [more]

Tue Jul 29

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commoncents33 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:08 AM

Re: A $2,000,000,000,000 Loss Event?

Buffett, in his 1989 shareholder letter:

Our consistently-conservative financial policies may appear
to have been a mistake, but in my view were not. In retrospect,
it is clear that significantly higher, though still
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commoncents33 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:50 AM

Re: A $2,000,000,000,000 Loss Event?

Just two small events to show this is not crazy apocalypse talk...

A couple decades ago, a relatively modest CME severely damaged portions of the power grid in Quebec. The ability of CME to damage electronics is not just [more]

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commoncents33 posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:37 AM

A $2,000,000,000,000 Loss Event?

So in 1859, there was an enormous coronal mass ejection from the sun that engulfed the Earth in a geomagnetic storm, causing telegraph wires to fry.

And two years ago, a similarly-sized ejection crossed the Earth's orbit, just days behind [more]

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