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steve203 replied to the Microsoft Corp. board. 11 minutes ago

Re: The Merge

If you assume all Windows devices are going to run the same exact App, you have to somehow dynamically account for this huge disparity.

The comments are about the OS, and, I would assume, the GUI, not the apps. Would it necessarily be [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 21 minutes ago

Re: The future, or what's left of it.

So you decide to save the £9 per day fee per truck and instead use £9 worth of electricity

And savings on fuel for the truck, and rural farm land isn't free, or a short drive from downtown. I don't know what kind of [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1 hour ago

Re: No longer economical to operate

...the Department of Energy gave them a government loan guarantee that Southern wanted,

So they did. Not having a position in Southern, due to the risk of this project, I had not been following them closely.

New nuclear [more]

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steve203 replied to the Microsoft Corp. board. 2 hours ago

Re: The Merge

Nadella said "this means one operating system that covers all screen sizes."

That is what I figured they were going for Win 8, especially the touch interface, as phones and tablets, as a class, have higher market penetration [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:57 PM

Re: OT: America fails math

...customers believed they were being overcharged ...

USians *always* gripe they are being overcharged, no matter what the price. You could bring back the 15 cent burgers Mickey Ds had in the 60s. The mob would be happy for, maybe, a [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:29 PM

Re: The future, or what's left of it.

I doubt that the primary reason these farmers are successful (if they are) is because of the short distance to travel.

iirc, several years ago London imposed a stiff toll on cars entering the downtown area. I do not recall if that [more]

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steve203 replied to the Boeing Company board. 4:50 PM

Re: BA 2Q ern good but investors sell anyway

Same thing at United Tech yesterday: beat earnings, raised guidance, stock whacked 3%.

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:37 PM

Re: money market funds can stop w/d's

I thought someone on the board might like to know there is a rumor going around indicating that money market funds as of today can shut down redemptions at will.

iirc, the last time I read an MM prospectus, there was language in there [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:14 PM

Re: Crocs craters

Royal Daltons

Y'all mean Royal Doulton? I had a Bunnykins set from when I was a little wheezer.

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:52 PM

Re: No longer economical to operate

Would any number higher than $1 be acceptable to you?

What I personally think in this matter is irrelevant. Actually, I like nukes. I would like them better if the Navy ran them to avoid the private utility's tendency to take [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:11 AM

Re: Ottawa urged to run deficit

Ottawa urged to run tiny deficit to create 75,000 new jobs: C.D. Howe report

Oh no! The creeping "jobs" excuse for fiscal insanity. A little deficit "creates" 75K jobs. So how about a little more deficit to [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:16 AM

Re: Back to the future again

The phone is the computer now, or rather, the computer comes with 6 radios and fits in your pocket. It's a game changer.

I would argue that it's a substitute, not a game changer, because it does not provide any information or service [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:29 AM

Re: No longer economical to operate

This comes on the heels of Exelon trying to squeeze a subsidy out of the state of Illinois, using "jobs" as their excuse for keeping uneconomic nukes open.

Exelon warns state it may close 3 nukes
March 03,
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steve203 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:36 AM

Crocs craters

Like so many others that bubblevision touted, like Krispy Kreme and Boston Chicken....

Crocs' Comeback Plan Flopped, And The Brand Is Collapsing

The company said Tuesday that it plans to close 75 to 100 of its 624 stores globally
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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:14 AM

Re: OT Coal around the world

We use to call the machines "the Globada machines" from an old movie that I don't remember the title of.

The "glopita glopita machine" was a concrete mixer that played a key part in a husband's plot to kill his [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:08 PM

Re: Millenials Want Security, Not Securities

Now in the general case, I object to people putting EVERYTHING related to a certain subject in the severe/emergency bucket whether it qualifies or not...

When we were little, we all heard the story about the boy who cried wolf. The [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:55 PM

Re: Back to the future again

Remember, the I-Phone changed the world, but, the I-phone was impossible without the Li-Ion battery.

It was possible without the Li-Ion battery. It would just look different....like a PDA with a cord on it, and the other end of the [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:38 PM

Re: Back to the future again

And everything we're doing at AT&T is about accelerating this future to mobilize a world that works for people.

My that sounds so nice <sarcasm> that this big company is working so hard for us peons <more [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:15 PM

Re: Millenials Want Security, Not Securities

What major factors have fueled their caution?

Consider their ages 18-29. These people have lived in the post-9/11 world of constant media and politician stoked atmosphere of fear.

Pols have been screaming to be afraid of the [more]

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steve203 posted to the Political Quagmire board. 9:28 AM

charter schools

The Detroit Free Press did a series on charter schools recently. I always wondered why there is such a push for more charters in the state as, according to the charter school law, the schools are supposed to be not-for profit, which would only leave [more]

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