• 1

    conshmillo 8:46 pm on July 1, 2015 - 2 days ago

    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 6:39 am on July 2, 2015 1 day ago

      I haven’t been keeping up with this. I didn’t realize Fassbender was playing Jobs. Looks interesting and true to life.
      Surprising since it’s supposed to be based on Isaacson’s book, which I read eagerly, but found a bit lame, toothless, and overly awed (a biography written several years too soon.) I may be wrong, but I didn’t recognize any dialog in the trailer as having appeared in the book (probably a good sign.)

  • henrystar

    Richard 8:18 pm on June 28, 2015 - 5 days ago

  • 1

    rastard 2:27 pm on June 16, 2015 - 17 days ago

    Has it actually jumped up the past couple of days, or did another reverse split happen without me noticing?

    • Nicu

      Nicu 7:58 pm on June 17, 2015 16 days ago

      nope, there was a filling about a potential contract for exclusive distribution in larger China – the other party would pay a non refundable $250k immediately just for the talks to start; and could pay up to $10M during the next two years in licensing fees etc.

      during the last two months the warrant bleeding has been put to rest, after a negotiation with warrant holders that puts a cap to 120M shares total; of course new deals / financing will see more shares issued, hopefully on better terms

  • 2

    Richard 9:50 am on June 14, 2015 - 19 days ago

    I’ve decided to get a new iPhone, and an Apple Watch. I’m thinking of the biggest iPhone, and 42mm Stainless Steel Case with Link Bracelet watch. I want to watch movies on my iPhone (I have watched a couple on my present iPhone, and even that was quite OK). I have found that I very much do NOT like an iPad.

    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 5:02 pm on June 25, 2015 8 days ago

      You surprise me. I have not owned an iPad, but from using one I feel confident I would enjoy having one, especially for web, e-mail, sharing photos, and video. (I enjoy my iPhone for this, but it is a bit small.) On the other hand my iPhone is always with me — very convenient. I envision an iPad staying mostly around home or taken along in “my briefcase” (or equivalent.)

      What is it that you particularly do NOT like with your iPad?

      • henrystar

        Richard 1:54 pm on June 26, 2015 7 days ago

        Glad you asked, but I find it remarkably difficult to answer. Reminds me of the old Oxford verse, “I do not love thee, Dr Fell, and why this is, I cannot tell, but this I know, and know full well, I do not love thee, Dr Fell.” The iPad was my son’s and was given to me. It sits in my Baltimore apartment where I sleep two days a week. I will watch a movie on my old iPhone, but rarely indeed I find myself picking up the iPad and, say, reading a book that my son loaded it with at my request. I just don’t like it. Puzzles me!

  • conshmillo

    conshmillo 11:21 pm on June 8, 2015 - 25 days ago

    Still butt ugly.

  • conshmillo

    conshmillo 1:17 am on June 6, 2015 - 28 days ago

    SpaceX close to launching internet-beaming satellites

    “Things are about to get really interesting in space. On the heels of the news that SpaceX was awarded certification to bid for Pentagon satellite contracts, Elon Musk’s rocket company has asked the Federal Communications Commission for permission to launch two experimental internet-beaming satellites. If the FCC allows SpaceX to follow through with this launch, the rocket company has plans for three additional pairs of similar satellites to take off in the future.”


  • 4

    conshmillo 7:35 am on May 26, 2015 - 38 days ago

    “Jony Ive, the Senior Vice President of Design at Apple for several years, is being promoted to the newly created position of the company’s Chief Design Officer. The move will free Ive from “day-to-day managerial responsibilities” and allow the chief designer behind most of Apple’s iconic products to “think more freely.”

    The move was first announced via English comedian, actor, and writer Stephen Fry’s profile of Sir Jony Ive for The Telegraph. Richard Howarth will take over as the new Vice President of Industrial Design (ID) and Alan Dye will be the new Vice President of User Interface (UI) Design at Apple.

    Howarth has been a member of the Apple design team for two decades, and in a memo sent to all company employees announcing the changes, CEO Tim Cookdescribed him as “a key contributor to the design of each generation of iPhone, Mac, and practically every other Apple product.” Dye “helped Jony build the UI team which collaborated with ID, Software Engineering and countless other groups on groundbreaking projects like iOS 7, iOS 8 and Apple Watch.”"


  • 1

    conshmillo 8:17 am on May 24, 2015 - 40 days ago

    “Stay tuned. A report by Mark Gurman, the Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, talks about what Apple may be working on to energize tablet use over the next year.
    New deal number one: split-screen app viewing mode. New deal number two: 12-inch iPads codenamed J98 and J99. New deal number three: support for multi-user logins.”


    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 8:17 am on May 24, 2015 40 days ago

      How about fucking iPen?

  • 7

    conshmillo 2:03 am on May 14, 2015 - 51 days ago

    “Tesla‘s Powerwall and Powerpack batteries have generated a massive wave of interest – just ten days after launch the company sold out of the Powerwall until mid-2016, and Musk conceded that Tesla should make its 5 million square foot Nevada battery factory “bigger.” This enthusiasm has translated into $800 million worth of reservations, according to Bloomberg Businessweek—and if Tesla can turn that interest into actual revenue, the battery could hit $1 billion in sales faster than the iPhone.”


    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 2:31 am on May 15, 2015 50 days ago

      That’s rather an amazing response.
      I wonder who the customers are: Tesla/electric-vehicle people, solar/wind folks, off-peak folks, or exactly what.

    • SB

      SB 6:49 pm on May 21, 2015 43 days ago

      • JPWatkins

        JPWatkins 9:09 pm on May 21, 2015 43 days ago

        Both of these articles are simplistic in their analysis. US power companies are doing everything they can to undermine net metering while also working hard to shift their pricing structure so we pay a lot for power distribution (being on the grid) and not so much for the power. In other words, de-incentivising conservation and subsidizing consumption and waste. It’s great for commercial customers and sucks for residences. The obvious synergies and advantages of being connected to the grid are slowly being spoiled for homeowners. Ironically it’s rural electrics, mostly run as cooperatives, that are most small customer friendly, despite the obviously greater infrastructural costs of delivering power in rural areas. No surprise that power companies are also doing everything they can to undermine these rural electrics too.
        So long story short, I see products, at least something like the PowerWall, being a logical next step for homeowners. Not just to do power shifting, but to get off the grid altogether. To say F U, power companies. [If this becomes a trend, look to the power companies to lobby vigorously for legislation outlawing "being off the grid."] Despite what these analysts think, the technology and economic are changing faster than they realize and their simplistic calculations aren’t keeping up. Cutting the cord to the grid, and doing so economically, is a fast approaching reality.

        • SB

          SB 10:43 pm on May 21, 2015 43 days ago

          Yes, but less simplistic than the articles simply fawning over Elon and the reported number of reservations. Bottom line, at this time it currently doesn’t make economic sense for most. Security/convenience of a backup solution is another matter, and there will be takers for that reason. I may be one. But I think my most likely backup solution will be a natural gas generator. Battery backup is only good for outages of limited duration.

          • conshmillo

            conshmillo 4:29 am on May 24, 2015 41 days ago

            As long as there is going to be sun up next day you’ll be alright indefinitely.

            • SB

              SB 12:19 am on May 25, 2015 40 days ago

              My system is sized for about 80% of my average electricity needs – and certainly not adequate to run AC in a Southern California August. Which, unfortunately, is the time I am most likely to see an outage. But we also suffered an outage of 5-7 days when we had a big windstorm in December of 2011. Not a lot of photons hitting the panels at that time of year.

        • conshmillo

          conshmillo 4:36 am on May 24, 2015 41 days ago

          Aren’t we living in a great age? Both power companies and oil companies are getting their asses kicked. So does coal. Now if only someone could kick ass of internet providers. I think cable is starting to get their asses kicked already. Who did I left out. Ahh, big banks. Somebody please kick their butt too.


    Nicu 1:41 pm on May 11, 2015 - 53 days ago


    in 1 (small) lot of Jan 16 $135 C @ $6.95 – ready to add, improve etc. if it goes lower; I will simply try to go slow / buy more only when price variations are large

    • SB

      SB 3:39 pm on May 11, 2015 53 days ago

      Was that a $145 C? bid on 135 is 10.40 two hours later …. and 145 is 6.70.

      • Nicu

        Nicu 9:57 pm on May 11, 2015 53 days ago

        are you looking at J16 or J17? I took Jan16, they are $135 C

        • SB

          SB 4:02 pm on May 12, 2015 52 days ago

          Weird. Was using Google finance. Numbers are incorrect there, and apparently unchanged.

          • Nicu

            Nicu 9:27 pm on May 12, 2015 52 days ago

            I would say normal ;) Just don’t trust Google with anything worthy!

    • Nicu

      Nicu 6:39 pm on June 9, 2015 24 days ago

      +1 lot @ $6.25 earlier today

    • Nicu

      Nicu 9:59 am on June 28, 2015 5 days ago

      forgot to report +2 lots @ $5.5 last week I think; was a busy week as we moved to Geneva for 6 months

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