• Nicu 11:16 am on October 20, 2015 - 645 days ago

  • Nicu 2:12 am on October 18, 2015 - 647 days ago


    Maybe I should sleep instead of building a nice little piece of software at 4 AM, not sure if it’s me, but strange things are happening:, and are not accessible, most other sites seem to work, a bit slower than usual …

    • Zee

      Zee 10:55 pm on October 18, 2015 646 days ago

    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 6:42 am on October 19, 2015 646 days ago

      what are you working on? your electric cart project?

      • Nicu

        Nicu 9:39 am on October 19, 2015 646 days ago

        somehow; I was designing some circuit by hand (I know, there are tools, but they are either too complex and specialized or too basic and counterintuitive and you lose 1 hour searching for the right component to place on the board); and when I was over 6 hours of drawing and copying and redrawing I decided I have to at least use the computer to design the partial circuit and print it and then complete by hand; so I am writing a software to design PCB; dead simple and super-quick interface that tries to mimic working with paper, also copying (and I think improving) some ideas from the CAD software I have used recently

        now this is just a bit deeper than it sounds, because in parallel I have a plan and some ideas to make a software to automatically layout traces on a PCB; but then I thought that making a GUI that recognizes holes, traces and components as logical elements on several layers and finds intersections, improper connections etc. is also a stepping stone towards the AI program; I gain experience of what are the real issues (both for the electrical circuit and the related software) but also build some of the tools needed for AI (find intersections, distances, electrical connections etc.)

        the circuit I was working for is precisely for the kart; I want to build a pack of super-capacitors in series and a balancing circuit so they are kept in voltage range and as equal as possible; in parallel with batteries, they have the potential to double the short term power for only 50% or less extra weight; they would also protect batteries from PWM and sudden changes in power demand / regen; as they can charge super-quickly, it may also improve the regen efficiency, thus needing a smaller battery for the same range … sweet dreams :)

  • 4

    piero 4:52 pm on October 14, 2015 - 650 days ago

    Sorry guys, just and advice where I can find the day chart of a stock on a certain day. Like CSIQ on August 19, 2015….

    Thank you in advance!

    • Nicu

      Nicu 6:36 pm on October 14, 2015 650 days ago

      I think that’s going to be a bit hard to find. Google and other free services give you 5 days or so of intraday data and pro platforms give you 30 days. There may be some paywalls that hide that info, but I do not know any in particular. Hope somebody else could help.

    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 3:34 am on October 15, 2015 650 days ago

    • Zee

      Zee 1:50 pm on October 15, 2015 650 days ago

      @ piero
      Can you explain for me why only the 19th? I was looking at the chart and I don’t understand your reasoning.

    • piero

      piero 3:43 pm on February 1, 2016 541 days ago

      Thanks to all! Sorry for this late reply.
      @zee I need the 19th because I had a problem with my old bank and trading account and that day I lost about 8k because I couldn’t sell CSIQ that jumped for some rumors!

  • 14

    Richard 12:58 pm on October 12, 2015 - 653 days ago

    I am worried about iCloud. My computers are back in operation after my Mac Pro died, and I decided to try iCloud for the first time. My God! The web documents make it look a Geek’s Delight. All I want to do is have a few pages automatically update on my other two computers when I make changes on one computer. I have no idea how to do that…. Not good for Apple stock, Apple is supposed to be EASY and intuitive.

    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 7:58 am on October 14, 2015 651 days ago

      Forget about Apple. Bunch of dilettantes now set the direction. It’s over.

      • Nicu

        Nicu 1:16 pm on October 14, 2015 651 days ago

        Yep, they will only book about $80B in revenue this current quarter and about 100% of profits in the world phone handset market ;)

        • conshmillo

          conshmillo 3:37 am on October 15, 2015 650 days ago

          That doesn’t impress me, same as Microsoft din’t impress me whilst being wildly profitable.

          • Nicu

            Nicu 7:17 am on October 15, 2015 650 days ago

            MS were very competitive in the 90′ to get to their almost monopoly, you have to give them that. Then they simply exploited their monopoly for 20 years.

            Apple has very strong competition now from many angles. However, they manage to grab market share with the most expensive handsets. This means they are doing something / many things right, I hope you do not believe the “luck” or “cult” arguments being tossed around for the last 10 years.

            • conshmillo

              conshmillo 11:28 am on October 15, 2015 650 days ago

              I always call it as I see it. I praised Apple for quarter of the century. Now I don’t. They are on their way out as I see it. They’ve got no more mojo.

            • SB

              SB 6:18 pm on October 15, 2015 649 days ago

              If Apple has lost their mojo, who has found it?

              Wanted to reply to Consh, but no reply link present. May reply limit?

            • Zee

              Zee 7:46 pm on October 15, 2015 649 days ago

            • conshmillo

              conshmillo 9:03 pm on October 15, 2015 649 days ago

              It’s not limited to one entity. But let’s say Tesla has it.

            • Zee

              Zee 4:14 am on October 17, 2015 648 days ago

              In the Michael Dell biopic, Dell will be played by Tom Cruise who will be seen on screen telling his employees: “I want all of you to think the same. Same. Same. Same thing. Or you’re gone. Are we clear on that? All together now: Yes Sir.”

            • Zee

              Zee 4:20 am on October 17, 2015 648 days ago

              Tesla has it? Or you mean Elon Musk has it? That’s b/c he’s also an astronaut, Kung fu master and vampire hunter.

            • conshmillo

              conshmillo 11:03 am on October 17, 2015 648 days ago

              Apple had it because of Jobs. Tesla has it because of Musk.

            • Zee

              Zee 12:31 pm on October 17, 2015 648 days ago

    • henrystar

      Richard 12:13 pm on October 18, 2015 647 days ago

      Mail stinks on my new laptop. Totally erratic. And the same on my new iMac. Have to get mail on my iPhone or my nice old laptop. I think Consh is right. Maybe if AAPL hits a new high, I’ll finally bail out. Just buy T-bills.

      • Nicu

        Nicu 3:54 pm on October 18, 2015 647 days ago

        Apple was always behind when it comes to anything online. I hate some things related to iCloud (many apps in 10.9 insist to save files to iCloud first and I systematically have 2 extra clicks when I just want to save a document in Documents).

        One slight improvement I have noticed is that in September the live video of the event went almost with no hiccup, which is great improvement for them. I think they are getting slowly to a bearable net + Mac usage. But you only notice those things when they do not work, everything else we take for granted goes unnoticed.

        iOS + net is doing much better, it simply shows where their focus, money, engineers and sweat goes first.

        iOS, app store and devices are such a revolution when you look at 10 years scale, economically, technologically and from a public acceptance / learning POVs. It simply dwarfs whatever legacy (Mac, iPod) is left. Like most of you, I still spend most of my daily time (and lately the nights, too) on a Mac, not on some iOS device. And I crave a great computing experience. But we are dinosaurs on the way out, that’s all.


    Nicu 6:43 pm on October 6, 2015 - 658 days ago


    in 4 lots of Jan 2018 $120 C @ $17.05


    Nicu 3:48 pm on September 25, 2015 - 670 days ago


    in 6 lots Oct 02 $120 C @ 22c

  • 2

    Richard 9:02 am on September 18, 2015 - 677 days ago

    Just a comment on how things are today: there is an ad from that now appears on practically every web page I go to. They won’t let me go! They want my $249.99 ! How it came about – my computers are almost as old as I am (well, not quite) and my Mac Pro died (all backed up) and the new NEW Mac Pro isn’t out yet and on a whim I clicked on an ad for an identical refurbished replacement (temporary) for my existing dead Mac Pro … cause it was only $249.99 !! Silly me, but an interesting experience – I don’t know how much they are paying for all those ads that are following me around—at least a few bucks! (Anyway, I’ve now got a new MackBook Pro (don’t like it as much as my old one, which I still have) and a new iMac will arrive next week. I won’t get a Mac Pro even when the new version finally comes out):

    Apple Mac Pro A1186 (2x) Xeon (5150)…
    $249.99 Making your IT dollars go further!

  • conshmillo 5:04 am on September 18, 2015 - 677 days ago


    Sorry guys, server was down. I am traveling and could not get to it sooner.

  • 3

    piero 5:25 pm on September 15, 2015 - 679 days ago

    Boss, how could I post the picture linked?

    • Zee

      Zee 6:32 am on September 16, 2015 679 days ago

      Regardless of the lack of picture. Have you learned how to “speculate” as you so put it once hmm.

      • piero

        piero 11:59 pm on September 16, 2015 678 days ago

        Hi Zee, how R you?
        NO, sory, speculation is not in my dna and ethics. I invest. As I already said, I would have love to participate in a Venture capital company. I like ideas and projects, more than HFT or options or derivatives. Don’t like finance. Don’t like the market as it has transformed in the last 30 years. Don’t like a world were finance reigns over states and governments as it is today.
        But I understand that mine, is not a contemporary or modern point of view! ;-)

      • piero

        piero 12:35 am on September 21, 2015 674 days ago

  • conshmillo 9:52 am on September 12, 2015 - 683 days ago

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