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From: hdl2/22/2012 8:52:23 AM
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this board was more active when dell was 60 and i was a lone short than it is now with dell at 17.

km, a wrestling coach, made a bundle when dell was soaring and had a very high pe.

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To: John Koligman who wrote (176310)2/22/2012 6:14:52 PM
From: Edward Boghosian
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Like I believe. Show me a hedge fund manager and I'll show you one B.S. artist. It seems that these guys once they get going seem to gravitate to being on different boards and most of all get their feet wet in the art market where they know little but have money at the time. So be wary of hedge fund managers who start buying top end art. The next step is possible indictment. Or if his wife or girlfriend starts going haute couture and gets loaded down with a lot of jewelry.

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From: calgal3/1/2012 4:35:49 AM
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Tiny $35 Raspberry Pi computer causes big stir on launch day

By Nick Thompson, CNN
updated 1:51 PM EST, Wed February 29, 2012 |

The $35 credit card-sized Raspberry Pi computer sold out within hours of its debut Wednesday.


$35 Raspberry Pi computer launches




  • $35 credit card-sized Raspberry Pi computer sells out within hours of launch
  • Designers hope mini-PC will inspire children to learn about computer programming
  • Even cheaper version of Raspberry Pi in production soon, will retail at $25

  • (CNN) -- The tiny $35 Raspberry Pi computer went on sale today, crashing its distributors' websites on the way to selling out within hours of launch.

    Looking like little more than a credit card-sized chip of circuit board, the powerful, fully-programmable PC can plug into any TV and can power 3D graphics and Blu-ray video playback.

    Its British-based designers at the Raspberry Pi Foundation hope the computer, which has been in the works for six years, will spark new interest in programming among children.

    "The primary goal was to build a low cost computer that every child could own, and one where programming was the natural thing to do with it," said co-founder Robert Mullins.

    The computer's miniature uncased circuit board is crowded with an Ethernet connection for the internet, two USB ports and an SD card port for memory and is powered by a standard USB mobile charger.

    The low-cost computer runs a free, open-source Linux operating system and does not include a monitor or keyboard.

    The first version of the Raspberry Pi will ship soon to developers, and the hope is that they will design software that will enable children to design their own computer programs.

    The project came about when a group of Cambridge-based computer programmers noticed that fewer and less-qualified students were applying for computer science courses at Cambridge University.

    Inspired by computers like the BBC Micro and the Commodore 64 in the 1980s, the group of engineers set out to build a new programmable machine for a new generation.

    "Each year we had fewer and fewer students applying, and most of them hadn't really done much more than write a web page," Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton told CNN. "So we kind of set out to recreate that feeling of the BBC Micro in the hopes it would spark a new wave of kids knowing how to program."

    Upton told CNN that an even cheaper version of the computer, which will retail for just $25, is going into production within the next several weeks.

    In the long term, he hopes the computer will generate an additional 1,000 engineers in the UK each year -- an "industry-changing development", according to Upton.

    "Anyone who expresses a desire to get into designing software should have a platform to do it," he said.

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    From: calgal3/11/2012 12:45:46 AM
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    set your clocks forward at 2am.

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    From: JakeStraw4/5/2012 9:11:08 AM
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    Dell Buying Binge Continues For Third Day in a Row

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    To: Robert O who wrote (176316)5/22/2012 4:57:33 PM
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    Message #176316 from Robert O at 2/21/2012 6:40:11 PM
    he let it out of dog house at 18/share 2/14 ... now 17.35 in AHs after earnings.

    Kramer gets it precisely wrong... AGAIN. he found top to let the dawgs out.

    May 22, 2012, 4:53 p.m.
    Real time quotes
    After Hours




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    From: calgal6/1/2012 9:30:37 PM
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    Dell vs. HP: Which Stock Should You Own?

  • I got a chance to catch up with old colleagues at a tech investment conference this past week. And one topic dominated our hour-long discussion: Now that Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) are trading far from their all-time highs, is either one a bargain? More specifically, how do these two stocks stack up against each other? We couldn't come to an agreement, but now that I've had a chance to compare these two stocks, I think a clear winner has emerged.

    To value these stocks, I used eight distinct factors and assigned each factor a relative weighting on a 100-point total scale. Here's the result:

    Factor #1: profit margins

    Weighting 15 points

    Dell's operating margins have fluctuated between 4% and 8% in the past six years, while HP's margins have hovered between 7% and 9%, thanks to a greater emphasis on software and services.


    Dell: 6.5 points

    HP: 8.5 points

    Factor #2: sales consistency

    Weighting 12 points

    In a worst case scenario (which we saw in 2009), Dell's sales fell 13%, while HP's fell only 3%. Moreover, Dell was only able to boost sales by 1% in fiscal (January) 2011 to about $61.5 billion, even after incorporating a series of acquisitions. HP's recent sales growth hasn't been especially impressive either, but the company at least has a higher degree of recurring revenue from long-term service contracts.


    Dell: 5 points

    HP: 7 points

    Factor # 3: free cash flow

    Weighting: 15 points

    This is distinct from factor #1 because it better incorporates capital intensity. The company that can derive more profits with less capital spending can more quickly strengthen its financial position. Dell has a generated an average of $3.5 billion in free cash flow in the past four years, equating to a free cash flow yield of more than 25%, which is truly stunning. HP has generated an average of $8.5 billion in free cash flow in each of the past four years, equating to a still impressive 15% free cash flow yield.


    Dell: 8.5 points

    HP: 6.5 points

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    From: Sr K6/8/2012 9:51:16 PM
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    DELL has $31.4B of treasury stock and a $21.2B market cap.

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    From: Sr K6/12/2012 5:23:50 PM
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    Dell Rises On Start Of 8-Cent-A-Share Quarterly Dividend
    By Aaron Ricadela - Jun 12, 2012 4:40 PM ET

    Dell Inc. (DELL), the world’s third-largest maker of personal computers, initiated a quarterly dividend of 8 cents a share. The stock rose in extended trading.

    The dividend will begin in the third quarter of the current fiscal year, the Round Rock, Texas-based company said today in a statement. The dividend yield would be 2.7 percent, based on yesterday’s closing price, Dell said.


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    From: hdl9/6/2012 2:29:59 PM
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    adjusted for splits i started shorting when dell pps was higher than it is now. it went to 60 and is now back below when i shorted it. i covered long ago and went long.

    i do not know if milke can do more with dell than carly and meg and others could with hpq.

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