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    conshmillo 7:29 am on April 18, 2014 - 3 hours ago

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    conshmillo 9:30 am on April 11, 2014 - 7 days ago

    “The iPro was designed for professionals who need a lot of everything, be it memory, workspace or processing power! If a Mac Pro and iMac had a super-baby it would be the iPro. The best of both worlds with its retina cinema display and careful balance between performance and design. It’s an all-in-one enclosed solution that can still be upgraded or downgraded easily.


    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 9:36 am on April 11, 2014 7 days ago

      Not bad at all. Except it isn’t Apple’s design. Only thing that seems to me to be a bit overkill is the front grill.

    • piero

      piero 4:33 pm on April 11, 2014 7 days ago

      Really like it, but it miss the tablet version rotating backward so the “Pro” tube as top of the screen. But he should change those grids in the back for it.

      • Zee

        Zee 4:44 pm on April 11, 2014 7 days ago

        No I don’t like that thing Piero. The round part looks like something you hold in the palm of your hand and the flat part spreads plaster.

    • henrystar

      Richard 7:45 pm on April 11, 2014 7 days ago

      Looks like a Segway.

      • Zee

        Zee 3:45 am on April 12, 2014 6 days ago

        That’s funny. The implication is extrusion is how it’s manufactured and then individual Segways are sliced off. lol

    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 11:00 pm on April 14, 2014 3 days ago

      Pretty cool.
      The way the base is designed would make it way more expensive to manufacture than the Mac Pro. The screen also seems vulnerable to me.
      I think a better solution would be a lower spec MacPro in the current MacPro enclosure bundled with an affordable iMac/Cinema Display.

      • Zee

        Zee 6:52 am on April 15, 2014 3 days ago

        I don’t feel it’s a successful design. This is my thinking. Historically your computer and screen were often separate. But not necessarily. Either design had and has advantages. Now we’re seeing the computer packed tightly behind the screen. Therefore. Re the screen. What do you want? You want a screen that easily adjusts to your eyes. That means. How you want to sit and or face the screen. And how far do you want to be away from the screen. And his safe is the screen from whatever. That’s why I think the existing iMac design is superior to this iPro version.

        As for the new Mac Pro. It’s great. I want one. Can Apple please think about getting rid of all the effing wires? Hmm. WTF.

        • JPWatkins

          JPWatkins 6:03 am on April 16, 2014 2 days ago

          OK. Yeah, I’ll stop my pretense. Truthfully, it’s a typical “design student” concept (pretty, in its way, but simplistic and not thought out.) Basically it’s what I call conceptual “design porn.” I just didn’t have the heart or energy to say it, since folks seemed to like it.

          Frankly, I rarely get excited by full blown design concepts anymore. They’re so ridiculously unlikely and divorced from the realities of actual use. Usually only individual features of them sometimes pique my interest. In this case I think the sculptural form is pretty, but contextually silly. Sorry I’m so jaded.

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    Zee 3:05 am on April 11, 2014 - 7 days ago

    ComiXology is the iTunes of comic books and graphic novels.

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    piero 10:51 pm on April 10, 2014 - 7 days ago

    Am I too much extreme or the latest crashed rallies look like a sign from the criminal traders gangs?

  • conshmillo 7:44 pm on April 10, 2014 - 8 days ago


    I was looking at TSLA calls too, but they are ridiculously overpriced.


    conshmillo 7:27 pm on April 10, 2014 - 8 days ago


    IN AAPL MAY14 555 C @5.15


    conshmillo 7:27 pm on April 9, 2014 - 9 days ago


    IN DIA MAY14 162 PUT @ 1.96

    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 5:11 pm on April 10, 2014 8 days ago

      OUT @2.53 for +.57 (+29.08%)

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 7:11 pm on April 10, 2014 8 days ago

        damn, too soon?

  • piero

    piero 2:48 pm on April 9, 2014 - 9 days ago

    HFT fights back… “poor” kids, too easy to make money citing the others eh? They call us “irrational”… I’m very rational wishing them an electric Gucci chair!–sense-of-fairmess-fuels-furor-over-high-frequency-trading-160331096.html

    And, if Golman step a little bit back, something very wrong has to be there…

    Then come the real irrationals with taxes. In italy HFT pays 1000s times less than a private trader…

    Guillotine, Guillotine, Guillotine, Guillotine or Electric chair even Gucci or a top designer one!!! ;-)

  • piero

    piero 1:20 am on April 9, 2014 - 9 days ago

    Sometimes EU is useful for normal and real citizens…

  • conshmillo 12:52 am on April 8, 2014 - 10 days ago


    OK. Two weeks are over. Putin started stage two of Russian invasion.

    • Zee

      Zee 5:51 am on April 8, 2014 10 days ago

      Russian diplomat ordered to leave Canada:

      Pro-Russian separatists declare Donetsk, east Ukraine independent:

      In the UN the Russians have been contesting the Arctic. I think that’s on their grand plan. They’re exploring their northern continental shelf to see how far it extends under water. And judging from the maps my guess is in the Artcic Circle and the area nearby there could be one to two million people living up there. Over the years a lot of folks moved to Siberia and stayed. Hmm. Maybe the big peanut will declare himself the new czar. There’s a photoshop project.

    • Zee

      Zee 12:50 pm on April 9, 2014 9 days ago

      CBC: “Vladimir Putin Confounds the West”:

    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 11:07 pm on April 14, 2014 3 days ago

      It seems a lot of American conservatives {man on the street types] see this as “people powered democracy in action.”
      It seems obvious to me this is Russian backed provocation – the cold war rearing its head.

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 11:25 pm on April 14, 2014 3 days ago

        It totally escapes me when I hear those types to be saying that situation there is the result of EU and US meddling. How about Russian meddling? None of that? To me primarily reason for the situation in Ukraine is the Russian meddling in the first place. btw. I am convinced that russian agents are posting to social media en mass to create an illusion of public acceptance of Russian invasion and takeover of Crimea.

        • JPWatkins

          JPWatkins 11:31 pm on April 14, 2014 3 days ago

          Preaching to the choir, Consh.
          I’ve even heard conservative folks quoting Russia Today, as if it were an actual news network! Whenever the economy is down people become scared, stupid, cattle.

        • Zee

          Zee 7:38 am on April 15, 2014 3 days ago

          I think Putin and the Russians are employing a colonizing colonial raison d’être. Think back to the time of Peter the Great and Katharine the Great. They did have certain emigrant practices. But ultimately they’re more imperialistic and expansionistic. What is Russian pride? What’s a pride? My take is the reason they’ve come down on gay culture is that it appears that some countries that are north of the 49th latitudinal parallel have had negative natality rates among citizens born within their territorial borders. The problem is the Russians are intentionally being anachronistic to maintain pride and culture as a way of continuing their historical values. And in the big picture I think they will continue moving this way no matter how long it takes. The other thing is as this is happening and we watch it’s interesting globally who is speaking up and not. Personally I doubt sanctions will work. Putin is in his head the Borg leader. He and they will see certain success because various leaders in countries that are democratic and multicultural and based on immigration have said if their countries are unable to maintain economic superiority it will not be possible to maintain many of their values. We seem to be headed towards a class system because as the middle class declines so does the opportunity for upward mobility and more and more privilege and entitlement seeps in. To some Putin is appealing because of what he represents. Ukraine is the poorest part of Europe. He is trying to stem the incidence if the EU because that’d cause too much internal dissent. Maybe a civil war will occur in Ukraine. Sanctions might actually escalate the drive to war while further isolating Russia which would serve conservatives on any side of these issues.

          • Zee

            Zee 7:43 am on April 15, 2014 3 days ago

            The sentence should be: He is trying to stem the *influence of* the EU… rather than “the incidence if”.

          • Zee

            Zee 11:04 am on April 15, 2014 3 days ago

            The Western media is using the term provocateurs as in Russian agent provocateurs. Why. Because they’re raising a guerrilla and partisan movement within eastern Ukraine. By seizing government buildings they’re crippling the machinations of the system and the work the bureaucrats in the public sector perform. Plus by seizing government buildings city by city the Russians will posses citizens’ public records and data as things move towards civil war and a police state. As a police state the country of Ukraine will be democratic and sovereign in name only because they’ll be frozen to speak out or act since the pro Russian side knows who and where everybody is. And although Russia has not formally declared war they are threatening Ukraine if the Ukrainians use force to stem the guerilla tactics as more and more Russian military gather on the a Russian Ukrainian border. Europe does nothing. Hmm. And the GDP of the EU is 8X’s that of Russia’s.

        • JPWatkins

          JPWatkins 5:33 am on April 16, 2014 2 days ago

          I imagine the corruption that has crippled Ukraine has largely originated with Russian interests and largely benefits certain ethnic russian Ukrainian interests. Any support for joining Russia is probably being ginned up by these folks seeking to avoid exposure and having to meet justice for their plundering, which was looking inevitable with the change in government. No doubt police in the east have been involved in these corrupt activities too, so they have no interest in preventing these takeovers either. This is why the “protesters” have had no problem taking over public buildings/police stations, etc. It’s all very convenient for both Putin and the local plunderers.

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