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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 9:12 AM

Re: Will Apple Lay Down It's Cards?

IMO Apple need to launch this fairly soon, even if the TV content plans are not as fully realized as Apple would like (content producers are almost certainly going to proceed very very carefully & ensure strong competition to try and avoid an [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:03 AM

Re: win 10 update

Here's a couple of good articles around improving privacy / reducing the data shared with & assistance from the cloud ...
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Fri Aug 28

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platykurtic replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:05 PM

Re: win 10 update

There's a method to immediately update that's being circulated - for example ...
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Mon Aug 17

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

Re: way way OT

At that point I plan to move to Linux and avoid 8 and 10 and subsequent versions entirely : )
I currently run Ubuntu Linux (14.04 LTS) on this 7-8yr old desktop that I'm typing this post on. It replaced XP when XP hit 'end of life' from a [more]

Sat Aug 15

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platykurtic replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 4:17 PM

Re: way way OT

I was thinking of upgrading to windows 10.
One great reason is that it'll (supposedly) be the last major upgrade of this type as Microsoft has stated that Windows will move to smaller more frequent rolling releases - basically Service [more]

Mon Aug 3

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platykurtic replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 2:45 PM

Re: Wierd fills on order

I always assumed that those 1 share trades were algorithms trading to determine where various limit orders were or to get small 'market shifting' trades on the tape.

Thu Jul 30

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 12:04 PM

Re: Peak Apple

If you look at the statistics, Google Play's revenue is dwarfed by that of Apple's App Store even though there's more Google Android devices in the field. There are several reasons for that, one being that a lot of people just enter the smartphone [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:36 AM

Re: Finding businesses with extreme pricing power

Maybe Coke and Pepsi? Maybe Mastercard/Visa? What else?
IMO it's worthwhile distinguishing between fast-moving consumer products (FMCG) & business or consumer oriented products (that aren't bought frequently) where there may be a real [more]

Mon Jul 6

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 8:09 PM

Re: Updated post re: Office for Mac came first

It is true that a lot of the components of MS Office debuted on the Mac first. It is certainly true of Excel & mostly true of Word in GUI form. However Office itself - the bundle - almost cretainly appeared first on Windows

Word was [more]

Thu Jun 18

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 2:51 PM

Re: Is Michael Dell writing for the WSJ ...

What's not said, is that Apple now has a clear view of the intent of all submitted programs.
You mean much like they can today when the code is submitted prior to app store approval? Things of course can change for the better, but Apple [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 12:38 PM

Re: Is Michael Dell writing for the WSJ ...

Bottom line… Apple = better security. Better security comes from controlling the development ecosystem. That means Apple makes the machines that make the programs and applications.
That appears contestable these days. Windows - for example [more]

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platykurtic posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:17 AM

Voldemort returns ...

So a few weeks ago Voldemort called me a couple of times to discuss renewing the subscription (via a early-bird subscription offer.) There were a couple of interesting points about the discussion ...

1) The original offer to renew was [more]

Thu Jun 11

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platykurtic replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:45 AM

Re: PEG-Minimalist_SI

Blast - I got the third link wrong. Where's the editing capability TMF? Anyway here is the corrected third link for PEG_Minimalist_SI ...
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platykurtic posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:41 AM

PEG-Minimalist_SI

Another favorite MI screen in the VL universe is PEG-Minimalist. This screen frequently occurs in rankings of the best performing screens over time - for example numerous' recent 10-year returns through to February 2015 where it appeared in the top [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:29 AM

Re: Rankings Request, Bill2m: Add YEY_SIP

Many thanks numerous! A very quick question ...

Keep :[DolVol_21day]>476000
How does this field relate to adv(1,63) > 1000000 (the original fixed dollar liquidity field)?

Mon Jun 8

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platykurtic replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 5:01 AM

Re: YldEarnYear_SI depth vs. adv filter

Thanks Robbie et al. These posts were very very helpful in me (a relative novice at the GTR1 game) understand this amazing backtester a little better. It really is a great piece of work.

Apologies & a mea-culpa. The version of my screen [more]

Thu Jun 4

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platykurtic posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:37 AM

YldEarnYear_SI depth vs. adv filter

One of the key questions in putting a screen to actual use is "for the capital I am proposing to invest into the screen, is it better to restrict the universe to larger sized stocks via the liquidity filter (to avoid moving the market) or invest [more]

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 3:41 AM

Re: Some things are forever

I suspect that the computer as we know it will disappear and be replaced with a phone that has the computing power to plugged into a large monitor and wireless keyboard. The cloud will serve as the principal source of our files which we can access [more]

Wed Jun 3

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platykurtic replied to the Apple board. 5:20 AM

Re: More Android than iOS, but more revenue from iOS

Cyber Monday is more or less USA only - there are some attempts to export it internationally as a good idea, but (at least where I live ... Europe) it doesn't appear to have had much impact yet.

The USA is also one (& the largest) of a [more]

Tue Jun 2

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platykurtic replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 10:31 AM

Re: Geeks are Hot

Unbelievably (given the overall poor economics of GKNT) HOTT has been outbid with a $20 offer from Gamestop (GME). So the VA Linux saga rolls on, proving bubbles can strike twice (or more times).
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