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To: akbar salem who wrote (261712)10/1/2009 12:14:35 PM
From: TGPTNDR
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akbar,

Re: Should have shorted AMD,IMO.>

You show great trading wisdom.

I could also have waited an hour, but I didn't.

See how it works in real time?

But I did lock down a ~35% profit on the AMD sale and a profit on the INTC short at a most difficult time.

In general, I don't short going into the first three trading days of each month.

How has your trading been going,

-tgp

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From: justaview10/1/2009 2:37:26 PM
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A little essay that I wrote:

The cycle of capitalism

Since the beginning of man there were producers and bureaucrats. The producers were farmers, workers, professionals and entrepreneurs. The bureaucrats were rule makers, enforcers, tax collectors and redistributors.

The two classes have been at odds with each other. The producers wanted to be left alone to produce and to keep the wealth. The bureaucrats wanted to regulate the producers and to redistribute the wealth.

The producers drew their power from low taxes and efficient production. The bureaucrats drew their power from high taxes, arbitration, adjudication, complex rules, regulations, redistributions and interventions.

There were few bureaucrats in the early days, but they have been growing and multiplying in numbers and power, uninterrupted since the beginning of capitalism.

The democratic elections have hastened the rise of the bureaucratic class. The one-man-one-vote system gave the bureaucrat a powerful ally. The poor, the underachiever, the looser, the dysfunctional, the envious, the disadvantaged and the stupid – all depend on the bureaucrat for help. The producers have become irreversibly outnumbered.

Armed with the fiat money system and the printing press the bureaucrats have created a hundred year illusion of prosperity for their constituents and the producers alike. Yet, the free market capitalism has been dying like a tree invaded by termites. The tree looks normal on the outside but is rotten on the inside. When the tree is gone, the termites have nothing more to eat and they scatter. A new tree can start growing again.

Such is the cycle of capitalism.

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To: justaview who wrote (261714)10/1/2009 2:56:38 PM
From: TGPTNDR
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JV,

Re: A little essay that I wrote:

You missed the part where we elect regional representatives but tax and spend, mostly, nationally so each regionally elected representative has the Obligation to get as much local spending as s/he can.

-tgp

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To: TGPTNDR who wrote (261715)10/1/2009 4:33:20 PM
From: fastpathguru
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You missed the part where we elect regional representatives but tax and spend, mostly, nationally so each regionally elected representative has the Obligation to get as much local spending as s/he can.

And the part where the corporate bureaucrats hoard and/or sell off the wealth that their enterprises generate, while exploiting the _real_ producers, i.e. those they employ, using every tool possible to minimize the "cost" of these producers and minimize their collective power.

And the part where these same corporate bureaucrats bribe the public bureaucrats to make sure things stay that way.

fpg

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To: justaview who wrote (261714)10/1/2009 11:47:53 PM
From: smooth2o
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Just: Such is the cycle of capitalism.

Not so sure there is a cycle here.

If the bureaucrats were smart, they'd understand that with the proper taxes, arbitration, adjudication, complex rules, regulations, redistributions and interventions they could increase the production of the producers and redistribute even more wealth. Then, they would educate the poor to understand that the chasm between the wealthy and the poor was not hateful, rather needed, so the wealthy could employ good people to produce products that the poor could afford through employment.

But, we have such stupid, greedy, power hungry, what can you do for me people in Congress that this will never come to pass until we elect people willing to do the right thing for a limited term of two years.

With that, you can say that our Constitution has not stood the test of time.

Smooth

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From: j3pflynn10/2/2009 7:10:20 AM
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nVidia must be desperate to minimize AMD's success with 58xx:

semiaccurate.com 

Hilarious! And pathetic. If you're going to do it, better do it right so you don't get caught!

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To: steve harris who wrote (261693)10/2/2009 8:58:50 AM
From: rudedog
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My kids love the Intel Microscope. There were never any drivers for Vista so it would only run on XP - but now they are running a virtual XP machine under Windows 7, in transparent mode - so the app runs under the XP VM but looks like a regular Win7 app.

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To: j3pflynn who wrote (261718)10/2/2009 10:58:08 AM
From: Elmer Phud
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Charlie may be making a mistake here. He thinks first silicon is labeled A1. It's not. It's A0.

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To: Elmer Phud who wrote (261720)10/2/2009 10:15:38 PM
From: fastpathguru
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Charlie may be making a mistake here. He thinks first silicon is labeled A1. It's not. It's A0.

What do you think about those OTHER labels? You know, the ones that were cut in half by a saw, along with the rest of the pcb?

Never mind... It's your MO to ignore evidence staring you in the face.

fpg

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To: Elmer Phud who wrote (261720)10/2/2009 11:09:10 PM
From: eracer
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Re: Charlie may be making a mistake here. He thinks first silicon is labeled A1. It's not. It's A0.

The board Jen-Hsun was waving around in front of the audience was a fake. While NVIDIA PR denied it was fake to Charlie, Fuad supposedly got confirmation from NVIDIA later that it was a fake:

fudzilla.com 

Even if there was A0 silicon it was probably either non-functional or barely functional. If NVIDIA had no polished A1 cards why would Jen-Hsun wave a fake around instead of one based on A0 silicon unless A0 silicon wasn't worth packaging and testing on a card, or didn't exist at all?

Showing off a fake normally isn't a big deal. It happens with GPUs and CPUs. The fact that NVIDIA's CEO is waving around in front of a crowd saying it is the real deal, and then NVIDIA telling critics that the card was real even though it wasn't, makes NVIDIA seem a bit desperate.

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