• Nicu 11:59 pm on December 25, 2015 - 757 days ago


    Merry Christmas everyone!

    I hope you spend time with family and friends and relax :)

    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 4:53 pm on December 28, 2015 754 days ago

      Hey Nicu, marry christmas and happy new year to you too!

  • conshmillo 12:54 am on December 11, 2015 - 772 days ago


    Just in case you didn’t notice notice AAPL’s price is about the same at the end of the 2015 as it was at the beginning of 2015. One year’s gain of 1%!!! NFLX 145%. AMZN 111%.

    • Nicu

      Nicu 7:24 am on December 11, 2015 771 days ago

      Of course I notice, losing lots of money on calls for the last year …

      It is obvious that perception is more important than reality in the short term, but things will correct in time. The question is, could we still catch that growth when it comes?

      AMZN it the largest non-profit organization ever. The stock is just a huge balloon full of hot air.

    • henrystar

      Richard 11:48 am on December 11, 2015 771 days ago

      This is called a buying opportunity.

    • henrystar

      Richard 10:40 pm on December 17, 2015 765 days ago

      The buying opportunity seems to get better every day.

  • henrystar

    Richard 7:23 pm on December 9, 2015 - 773 days ago

    Applied the latest update, and now I can no longer convert eps to pdf.

  • 1

    conshmillo 7:25 pm on December 8, 2015 - 774 days ago

  • Nicu

    Nicu 2:23 pm on December 7, 2015 - 775 days ago

    While just an indirect data point, we cannot fully ignore it.


  • conshmillo 5:09 am on December 2, 2015 - 780 days ago


    !@#$%^ Apple. Every single update, more and more crashes. !@#$%^ dilettantes.

    • henrystar

      Richard 10:23 am on December 4, 2015 778 days ago

      I agree. It is sad to see.

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 11:56 am on December 5, 2015 777 days ago

        I used to laugh at Windows blue screen of death. Now I get Apple’s Gray screen of death (kernel panic) once in three days and Safari goes berserks 2-3 times a day.

    • SB

      SB 5:35 pm on December 8, 2015 774 days ago

      Which os is giving you trouble? I’ve not had serious issues with Mavericks or Yosemite. Haven’t found the need to progress to El Capitan yet. Have been having sign in issues with Traderhoo on my 10.5.8 system, however. The sign in hangs up – pop up log in window doesn’t go away and it seems to lock up my internet from all my browsers.

  • conshmillo 8:30 am on November 25, 2015 - 787 days ago


    btw. I tried new Apple’s Pencil and it works very well. No smudging. Quite responsive. Nice control. I like everything about it except the price.

    • Nicu

      Nicu 6:23 pm on November 25, 2015 787 days ago

      nice to hear positive things about Apple products from you ;)

      I do not draw, except for function graphs, electrical circuits and sketches for 3D modeling or sheet cutting, and I do some annotations on math papers and other stuff, but all media and personal hype about the pencil adds to my thirst to try / own it :D

      my wife wants one too, so we’re in for some hefty Christmas spending … we may delay it a bit, because we get (rent) a new flat again, so early Jan will be quite expensive again; one option is to move to Paris China Town, so maybe we will buy presents for the Chinese New Year :p

    • Zee

      Zee 7:31 pm on November 26, 2015 786 days ago

      Yes yes. Barrons reviewed it. Plus Bloomberg created a trading app for it. Cheers.

    • henrystar

      Richard 1:37 pm on November 27, 2015 785 days ago

      As an investor, I love the price.

  • henrystar

    Richard 3:22 pm on November 24, 2015 - 788 days ago

    I just looked at the Sep-Oct-Nov comparison of AAPL with Dow/Nasdaq, and there is a clear history of recent bursts of buying (rise) – now for the third time – of AAPL over those averages. Then it fades. Does this mean that when people really get their confidence together there will be a sustained rise? Hmmm!

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    rastard 5:36 am on November 17, 2015 - 795 days ago

    “Two early Apple designers have written a piece on Co.Design chastising Apple’s new design direction, which they claim puts elegance and visual simplicity over understandability and ease of use. Bruce “Tog” Tognazzini, who was Apple’s 66th employee and the writer of its first human interface guidelines, and Don Norman, Apple’s user experience architect from 1993 to 1996, aren’t holding back in the least.

    “Apple is destroying design,” the duo wrote, calling out their former employer for trading in the fundamental design principles the company once held for a new minimalistic approach.”


    • piero

      piero 3:25 pm on November 17, 2015 795 days ago

      I agree with them, but… but Wall Street doesn’t care (too ignorant and and psicopath to understand) and they’re forgetting that Apple new course is “We do our best to please them” signed Cook and Maestri!

    • Zee

      Zee 8:24 am on November 19, 2015 793 days ago

      Simplicity Ease of Use
      ———— X ——————– = 1
      Elegance Understandability

      • Zee

        Zee 8:29 am on November 19, 2015 793 days ago


    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 1:16 am on November 20, 2015 793 days ago

      I’ve been saying it for years now. I know we were in trouble when I saw him to wear pink socks.

  • 7

    conshmillo 9:25 am on November 14, 2015 - 798 days ago

    Nicu, how many RPM are you planning for your motor? What is the gear ratio? Planetary gear? Are you going for big acceleration (torque) or big speed? How many watts motor? Single motor or two of them. I left you a message on Twitter. I have bunch of questions for you if you don’t mind sharing some info. I am doing some decision making for my three wheeler design. I will need one motor for each wheel.

    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 9:26 am on November 14, 2015 798 days ago

      I am going to look for you post from few weeks ago. You mentioned some crazymotor in there.

    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 9:41 am on November 14, 2015 798 days ago

      Found it. Refreshed some info in my mind.

    • Nicu

      Nicu 8:08 pm on November 16, 2015 796 days ago

      Hi, have answered your Tweeter message :)

      Just a short update. I was for 10 days to Romania to work with the team. We have put it together and the wheels turn. Had many mechanical issues, fixing the motor on the chassis was quite hard and would have failed if we did not have a Deus ex Machina moment. Claudiu, the guy filming here
      had a much larger shop than ours and a water jet metal cutting CNC machine. Mack 3 for the water + sand coming out of the 6000 bar monster could cut trough 20 cm / 8 inch of steel.

      Check the other videos in my channel for some (short) details.

      For out first prototype we went for (relatively) cheap parts that have representative performance. Headway high power batteries HP38120. Currently our setup is 30 cells for 96V with max 200A (on paper, did not get a chance to measure that in practice).

      Motor is Motenergy ME1115, 12kW continuous, 30kW peak.

      Controller is Sevcon G9930 max 110-120V, 120A cont. 300A for a short while, matches more or less the motor.

      The motor has max recommended 5000 RPM @ 96V but can be pushed for a short while and probably out of warranty @ 6000 rpm or so.

      Transmission will be by a 428 chain that is used in karting (45hp engines), with a fixed reduction ratio in the range 2-3x (we have several sprockets to experiment with).

      Have not created any detailed web page yet as we are still deciding on the name, timing of communication etc. But I am very happy to answer any questions :D

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 12:57 am on November 20, 2015 793 days ago

        Nicu, thanks for the info. Much appreciated. I’ve been to your Twitter account too. I will keep watching your progress. I am sorting things out for my project.

    • Nicu

      Nicu 10:35 am on November 17, 2015 795 days ago

      Created Twitter account with photos, storytelling and videos

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 1:15 am on November 20, 2015 793 days ago

        Congrats on first run. (and that’s a bad ass CNC there)

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