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platykurtic replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 4:32 AM

Re: FB v GOOG(L)

I think buying Waze, Nest, SkyBox, DropCam, Songza, SpaceX, et al were really good ideas.

And for Facebook that would include Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus. The most important one going forward is probably Atlas, which can really help focus
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Tue Jan 27

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platykurtic replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 4:27 AM

Re: Shadowrun Returns...

Shadowrun Returns: Hong Kong has now passed $700K which means that all the extra content originally foreseen is now fully included.

So Harebrained Schemes have added a $1M funding level that adds a further 4-5 hours of content.

Fri Jan 23

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platykurtic posted to the Card & Board Games board. 7:53 AM

Top games for kids by year ...

As data-mined from BGG's rankings by fivethirtyeight.com.
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Wed Jan 21

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platykurtic replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 6:52 AM

Re: Who succeeds in MI, and who fails.

ay, you just start MI, and you looked at all the screens, and you picked yey, and just as you picked it, for the first time in a long time, it stopped working.
2014 YEY under-performance should more or less be expected. From 1986-2014 YEY [more]

Fri Jan 2

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 8:25 AM

Re: Let's Keep This In Perspective

(Personally, I'd like to see Apple take over the dashboard electronics of my car. It appears to me that Mrs. Goofy's Hyundai and my Infiniti have the same basic "box" dropped in, with slightly different software, and they both suck. If [more]

Thu Dec 18

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platykurtic replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 4:26 AM

Re: Google

The majority of websites (large and small) use Google AdExchange to monetize a big part of their advertising inventory. The reason why Google delivers good yield for publishers is their depth and breadth of demand from Google AdWords, i.e. they [more]

Wed Dec 17

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platykurtic replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 4:43 AM

Re: Investing approach

1) Unable to buy quality companies - GOOG , COST, TJX, ROST , MA , V to name a few. I like them but cant get myself to pay 15-25x ..whatever their multiples are...
Not being a professional and as a way of kicking off a discussion by others [more]

Tue Dec 16

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platykurtic posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 12:13 PM

HotDividend update ...

In 2009 Jim presented an extremely simple projected dividend screen, built around a field called "Projected 3-5 year dividend yield" that Value Line introduced in 2002. At the time it had circa 7 years performance with the following metrics [more]

Thu Dec 11

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 3:46 AM

Re: GoPro

As a thought exercise, though, regarding their business prospects: what advantage is there to a GoPro device vs. a set-up with a current-generation iPhone coupled with 1) a waterproof case with various attachments, similar to GoPro, 2) an app that [more]

Wed Dec 10

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 8:49 AM

Re: a farce

You'll be happy this is now solved ...
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Thu Nov 20

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platykurtic replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 11:06 AM

Re: Handing Big Debt Companies

*I don't use and never had used any sort of long-term debt in my personal finances beyond a mortgage and I exterminated that mortgage as fast as I could.
*However, I do use short-term debt at negative rates (credit cards that pay rewards)
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platykurtic replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 9:08 AM

Re: Handing Big Debt Companies

Personally I don't have an issue with a leveraged company being worth more than a unleveraged one as measured by a metric or two. The way I consider it (and I'd love feedback if I'm wrong) is the following:

There obviously is a price to debt [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Card & Board Games board. 5:39 AM

Re: recommend me something! (and my BGG collecti

Escape: Curse of the Temple
The only game I've played on the original list is Escape, which is hugely fun. It's cooperative with tension, involves strong interaction between the team but avoids a lot of the Alpha Gamer issue, builds [more]

Wed Nov 19

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platykurtic replied to the Card & Board Games board. 5:13 AM

Re: recommend me something! (and my BGG collecti

Here's Wil Wheaton's take after Tabletop season 3.
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/wil-wheaton-board-games...

All of these could be worth a look.

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platykurtic replied to the Card & Board Games board. 4:50 AM

Re: recommend me something! (and my BGG collecti

Bah! I saw you'd played 7 Wonders already. Apologies.

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platykurtic replied to the Card & Board Games board. 4:48 AM

Re: recommend me something! (and my BGG collecti

This does seem to have a few things going for it that fit my group, except that it would be nice to have a true multiplayer or co-op experience for the holidays, which is not this game.
One option is Ingenious - [more]

Fri Nov 7

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 4:25 AM

Re: iOS malware blocked

It's great the apps that get loaded by the current threat get blocked. In it's current form WireLurker is fairly innoculus.

The larger issue is that the attack vector appears to need to be better protected. As it will be almost certainly [more]

Tue Nov 4

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 7:53 AM

Re: Microsoft Admits Defeat, And May Have Just W

I will believe it when I see real examples.
Frank Kreuger (but there are others):
http://praeclarum.org/
Lots of statistics & data on code re-use across his various apps.

Mon Nov 3

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 4:24 AM

Re: Microsoft Admits Defeat, And May Have Just W

If they really think that, they are way beyond clueless.
I agree that there will be a lot of people that continue to develop for iOS on Swift & Objective-C. Momentum is a tough thing to break.

However having said that, if I [more]

Wed Oct 29

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 12:24 PM

Re: Today's Apple Pay v. CurrentC links

The current focus on 'the mobile payments war' must be doing more to boost the profile of Apple Pay (and to a much lesser extent Google Wallet) than almost anything else Apple (or Google) could have done.

If this keeps up, pretty much [more]

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