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To: Bruce Cullen who wrote (2382)11/21/2001 11:23:01 AM
From: Skywatcher
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Since when is ZERO a profit????????
The Company has generated net income of $136,760 or $0.00 per share for the fiscal first
quarter ended September 30, 2001

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To: Simon Shah who started this subject12/11/2001 1:01:42 AM
From: Bruce Cullen
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Enhanced Entertainment Content

With the progress as of late in the iTV sector I imagine there will be a better platform and demand for content. The new gaming revenue streams and visual marking techniques will get the attention of other large players.

The large players are ready to open their 2002 budgets. I feel that this market recovering will add confidence to the sector and some of the budgets will include newly added content features.

Questec Inc., provides content for both the internet and broadcast sectors, this puts Questec in a league of their own. Titan Aerospace now being included on the logos and a major technology partner with shall prove more beneficial than many suspect. Go to click on search, then select all search fields, type “Questec” into the search phrase box and click “SEEK”. You will notice this in the article pulled up… “independent and cooperative development of high performance software that advances the state-of-the-art in information creation and management for applications ranging from PC-based analysis of remotely sensed data to global military situation assessment. Project areas include: document image processing, real-time dynamic databases, object level change detection, information fusion, situation visualization, anti-submarine warfare, and multi-source analysis.”

Titan Systems Corporation (NYSE:TTN)

I infer that this partnership will provide the technological grounds for a super sports entertainment organization. Titan is also serving in the effort for a safer nation by providing the technique for the US Postal Service to kill Anthrax on letters and packages.

Questec showing a positive book and steady growth with a 5 year deal with a MLB organization and major networker like FOX will add credence to their capability to win over new contracts.

As Questec shows the market they can add content to the gaming business I imagine that those companies that make games such as Nintendo's GameCube, Microsoft's Xbox, Sony's PlayStation 2, Sega Dreamcast and Nintendo's GameBoy will find Questec a certain content and gaming provider for real-time and sports entertainment content.

See them all here @ CNET

Microsoft and Sony would be great partners for the gaming division. I expect these companies to begin trial runs of new live on demand competition and virtual replay technologies to enhance their position in their respective space.

Then we have the iTV end. Microsoft, SONY, and many of these large players could also benefit from PitchTrax and HitTrax and the other ideas has in production and on the drawing board. I see no reason why they would not partner up with Questec... thus at this time I feel it would be crucial for Questec to sell these ideas to the other companies. Show SONY and Microsoft what it is they can do to benefit each other and do it in a way that energizes the sales pitch much Like I do here on Raging Bull. I do this myself since I see a serious potential here with the right plan and execution.

Getting this plan in the face of these companies such as (MSFT), Sony and Sega in my opinion is what is required now. The future potential in advertising, enhancements, gaming, trivia, content in general, interactive TV, real-time data and replay technologies needs to be sold to the companies concerned. Cold calling, marketing materials etc need to be hard-pressed and advertised to these companies ASAP. I think now is a good time as the sector awakens and the market recovers, all things being equal.

Questec has many potential streams of revenue and many potential new content plays. Questec has to be on the desks of the directors @ these companies.

So take your shares and hold tight for at some point in my opinion a couple of bucks a share will be behind us. We are already there!

(This post is my opinion only, the link provided below is for cross reference purposes)

Bruce Cullen
Sherwood Coasts Group

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To: Jeff Robinson who wrote (2379)1/3/2002 10:00:19 PM
From: Bruce Cullen
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The following is excerpts which might (?) encourage you to hang in.....
"Cable-Satellite Fight Heats Up
By Lisa Delgado

2:00 a.m. Dec. 26, 2001 PST
When Lynn Ellis has a movie night at home with her family this winter, she gladly skips the cold drive to her local video store in Evanston, Illinois.

Instead, she pops some popcorn and -- with a few clicks of the remote -- she orders a film from her Insight Communications digital cable video-on-demand service. Video on demand lets her choose from hundreds of videos to watch whenever she wants.
When she needs information about local news, entertainment and weather, she picks up her remote and searches Insight's interactive community guide, LocalSource.

"It gives more information than the paper can," she said. Plus, "it's easier to use than the Internet because it just takes a couple of clicks."

Insight is counting on video on demand and interactive local content to keep subscribers such as Ellis happy -- and keep them from switching to satellite TV.

"The new battleground between cable and satellite is shifting to interactive services," said Phillip Swann, president and publisher of"

The complete story is at---

Questec will profit soon enough in a BIG BIG way in my opinion.

Bruec Cullen
Sherwood Coasts Group

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To: Simon Shah who started this subject2/6/2002 6:47:01 PM
From: Bruce Cullen
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Questec Update - UIS Hiring also MLB Association II

As mentioned earlier (below) will need to hire new employees to handle the growth in interactive sports, it's a simple fact.

Questec has brought on the largest sports association in the world for a five year agreement.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~***~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ is hiring UIS operators.

MLB's hiring as well, see link:

Look at both postings on the Questec and MLB site, then think it over. Interesting... Now is this hiring for the same reason?

This post is only my opinion!
Bruce Cullen
Sherwood Coasts Group

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To: Simon Shah who started this subject2/8/2002 3:04:00 PM
From: Bruce Cullen
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Folks sports entertainment is something that will not go away. When the economy is in the skids entertainment will still be up and kicking. Questec shall find more ways to bring in revenues.

Bruce Cullen
Sherwood Coasts Group

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To: Simon Shah who started this subject3/8/2002 7:55:38 PM
From: Bruce Cullen
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<font color=green>**QSTI and Defense updates** - S.C.G. Writeup

From what I am hearing and seeing Questec is doing a few good things as of late, the new baseball season should start off with a bang!

The demand for services dealing with content in relation to gaming, entertainment and sports in general is on a rise. With new penetration in DSL, Satellite and Cable Modem Technology expect better returns than those who see this little company in a negative light.

Current recent legislation (as of two weeks ago) has opened the flood gates for those companies to get their broadband online to compete, this spells out more demand for content soon to follow as many go live!

What is every-ones options for broadband, let's see?

Currently I am less than 10 miles from the Anaheim Angels Ballpark and "The Pond" where the Mighty Ducks play hockey.

We do not have cable modem service right where I am, we do have DSL but just as of last week. Satellite cable is possible if you want to dish out $400.00 just to get the equipt, no pun intended.

DSL works like this here, (if it is even avail at your specific spot)
Sign up now, no 1 year contract
$29.95 first three months, then $49.95 per month.
Equiptment is free.
(A very good deal)

Being in a major city near one of the largest cities on earth you have to wonder why almost 50% of this area is barely connected. But it is like this way in many places.

Thus if Questec can make a buck and report a small gain or tiny loss with one large sport already online (ML Baseball) and a few in the works with many more sports to be brought online, stay tuned doubters! You will see earlier than later that we are not fairly valued at our current price of .07 in any possible way. (Of course this is only my opinion.) (Some need to be babysat as they do not know what an opinion is, please don't show how desperately you need your hand held)

------------------------------Defense Sector Update--------------------------

I still feel this sector will be on fire, this war is far from over IMO.

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Secret weapon: defense
Bears have warned that the market’s recent surge has reflected too much optimism over the potential for continued consumer spending and a revival in business spending this year. But both of those arguments ignore the plain fact that the Dow’s secret store of energy this year has come from shares of companies tied to military spending.

Indeed, you could say that defense stocks have turned out to be the cavalry of the 2002 stock market, leading the charge in a way not witnessed since the early ‘80s. United Technologies (UTX, news, msgs), Boeing and Honeywell (HON, news, msgs) are all up 60% to 80% since the terror attacks in September, adding ka-pow to the Dow.

Those three stocks could be done for now, as their exposure to commercial aviation may hamper progress. But many of their peers face the real prospect of double-digit earnings growth due to increases in Defense Department purchasing over the next five years. Bombs and missiles and guidance systems are the consumer non-durables of Planet Pentagon, and as both the war on terrorism and training for future wars progress, inventories are rising from extremely depleted levels and will need constant replenishment. Perhaps one day we will be bemoaning the “bullet bubble,” but for now it’s full speed ahead on the stockpiling of these companies’ products.

Paul H. Nisbet, veteran aerospace analyst at JSA Research in Newport, R.I., notes additionally that defense contractors are in some circles considered a safe haven from the accounting issues afflicting the rest of Wall Street. He’s got two reasons: First, earnings prospects are consistent enough not to compel managers to fudge to make their numbers. Second, all of their deals with the Pentagon are scrutinized by civil servants at the federal Defense Contract Audit Agency, which is believed to be much harsher than your local Arthur Andersen office.

8 stocks with promise
Nisbet, who has studied these stocks for more than 30 years, says he likes Boeing and Honeywell least among the Dow Jones Industrials defense stocks. But he likes plenty of non-Dow 30 defense stocks quite a bit, including large-caps Northrop Grumman (NOC, news, msgs), General Dynamics (GD, news, msgs) and Alliant Techsystems (ATK, news, msgs), Lockheed Martin (LMT, news, msgs) and Raytheon (RTN, news, msgs) and small-caps Curtiss-Wright (CW, news, msgs), EDO Corp. (EDO, news, msgs) and DRS Technologies (DRS, news, msgs).

The researcher, who sells his thoughts on the industry for as much as $3,500 per 30-page report, says he foresees a military buildup on the scale of the Reagan era. At that time, he said, the stocks ran for five years before peaking. In this case, he starts that clock in 2000 when investors first began to believe Bush could win election and began to bid these names up. “We have at least three years left,” he said. “Maybe four.”

Four more parallels with the Reagan era: Both followed roughly eight years of armed-forces deterioration in which Pentagon spending sank to 3% of gross domestic product from highs around 8%; both presidents ran their campaigns on rebuilding the military; both garnered public support via a single powerful negative event (for Reagan, it was the Iran hostage crisis); both followed recessions that made downturn-proof defense stocks look unusually attractive.

Nisbet believes the greatest growth will come in space weapons like the new anti-ballistic missile system, which could be ready to test its capacity to knock down an intercontinental ballistic missile by 2004. That’s the main reason Northrop has launched an expensive bid for TRW Inc. (TRW, news, msgs), the premier contractor in military spacecraft, satellite communications and high-energy lasers. And it opens the door to a surge in the many small-cap manufacturers of satellite, propulsion and space-communication sub-systems, such as DRS and Orbital Sciences (ORB, news, msgs).

Here’s a quick strafing run on Nisbet’s view of key stocks in the group:

Lockheed Martin. Much-improved management and well positioned for both military and space spending, with brilliant recent contract wins on all fronts. Expects 60% annualized earnings growth over next five years, in large part because of Joint Strike Fighter and F22 projects, but also due to its rebound from very low levels. Yet it is also the most expensive, trading at 22.6 times forward four-quarter earnings.

Boeing. Strong management from acquired companies McDonnell Douglass and Rockwell. Well positioned for future space contracts but more trouble ahead on the commercial jet side of the house. Earnings expected to be flat to down for the next two years, then better after 2003. Expects 5% annualized earnings growth over next five years. “Could do better but buying now is too risky.”

Honeywell. Management strong and improving with addition of new chief executive. Stock still a bit depressed following the failure of its merger agreement with General Electric (GE, news, msgs) and exposure to commercial aviation. Expects 12% annual earnings growth. “They will do well but we have them on our sell list due to risk on the commercial side.”

Northrop Grumman. Management is least liked on Wall Street because the chairman is aggressive and has pushed the company’s debt several times to the brink of junk status. Would nevertheless use recent decline in wake of the TRW merger bid to pick up shares, as 17% earnings growth is expected over the next five years and valuation is depressed relative to peers at a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 16.3. Chairman also expected to follow through on promise to reduce the firm’s debt-to-capital ratio sharply by end of year even if TRW is acquired.


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To: Simon Shah who started this subject4/14/2002 9:11:12 PM
From: Bruce Cullen
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<font color=blue>All baseball all the time..... links..... inside....


MLB Site ----
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Bruce Cullen
Sherwood Coasts Group
See relevant disclaimers to all posts @ website.


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To: Bruce Cullen who wrote (2389)4/17/2002 12:04:22 AM
From: Bruce Cullen
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Key point

"A lot of guys are afraid to make the leap simply because this type of technology entails responsibility. I don't have excuses. I'm expected to win. I know what they pay me for, and I couldn't do the job as well as I do without this."

Some do make the leap, this type of data makes people better! --- THIS IS KEY!

Key number 2) As the data is collected and stored it becomes more valuable.

Key number 3) As the idea catches on and other key players in the industry use the data expect others to follow.

At some point the data Questec gathers should be used on every prime internet source... such as AOL, Yahoo, Excite, MSN, ABC, CBS, MLB etc etc etc.

If all is handled correctly this will be a no brainer for any sport, thus capturing the eyeballs on a key sport and key player is crucial folks.

We have MLB, we have baseball, we have the ignition to this thing!

Stay patient, I know it is tough I am still here, not selling.

Bruce Cullen
Every post I make is an opinion.

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To: Simon Shah who started this subject5/17/2002 8:38:22 PM
From: Bruce Cullen
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Had a long conversation today with those in the know.

I promise I will write about it more later, short of it...

Questec is doing astonishingly fine for a company that is thought to be in trouble. We are not in trouble folks, actually the rest of the sports world is, why you ask? Well this little company Questec is here to stay and will survive this mass suicide of companies jumping off cliffs and collapse chart syndrome. (Examples, WCOM, EXDS, IATV) the list goes on and friggin on!

IATV will always say they were not beaten out by Questec, but is sure as shItt looks this way to me, as IATV never made a dime in profits and Questec has!

Questec has transformed to a rock solid data and content provider from a eReplays type of though. Now I doubt is going away, but this is not our focus. Our focus is content and digital media in relation to sports, but let me call it entertainment. Why? Questec is spending a lot of time on Baseball; it made us a growth company with much more potential than any of you can see through your 911 glasses.

Questec is going to make it! Questec is a content company, remember, this is not a eReplays anymore. eReplays will be a piece but not the focus.

Major League Baseball is a serious association, their work with Questec is a carefully played game; merging technology with sports and old "Under the Tree" "Country Club" type conversations is what happens at these levels.

The Major League Baseball Association is smarter then to pop out press releases about how they will use high technology to call strikes, get real! Major League Baseball will make constructed well planned out decisions and keep them in the "Country Club". Please understand my use of "Country Club" this is what spins the world, I have been to many of them. I use to handle the guests at Sherwood country Club in Thousand Oaks California. I spent a lot of time watching over Wayne Gretsky and his buddy Messier and even spent time with all the golf bigwigs. The Shark Shootout ring any bells? anyway....

MLB and Questec are not going to make a bid P.R. campaign about this, end of story on this issue.

So in short we are setting up to be a content, digital content, statistics etc type of company. Not an internet lookey feeley type of setup.

My opinion, at this price .04-.10 we are seriously undervalued, I know I have said this before but I also did not predict 911 did you? Questec will grow and we are breaking even already, a bit more and we will begin moving higher. Whether you like it or not increases in earnings and growth will print on market-wide reporting systems of earnings statements and others will be buyers of Questec stock. You want them to notice at .05 a share and go long and make a fortune or are you going to watch, attend some games, keep the faith and go long, maybe even but some more?

I will tell you what I will be doing but this is for you to figure out. (Wink)

Bruce Cullen
My E-mail address in on my profile here on Raging Bull, feel free to contact me any time folks!
For those who want to find me, do a search on under Questec and include My name and Questec in the search.

P.S. I will be seeing the UIS (Umpire Information System) system first hand at a time near in the future.

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To: Simon Shah who started this subject9/29/2002 7:42:00 PM
From: Bruce Cullen
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Actual text - Newsweek 9-30-02 Umps Looking For Cover

The new QuesTec Umpire Information System at Fenway Park keeps a visual record of Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield's balls and strikes, making sure the umpire called them correctly
Umps Call Foul
Baseball is using advanced electronics to second-guess its umpires. Guess who’s not happy about it

By Mark Starr: NEWSWEEK

Oct. 7 issue — On the mound at Fenway Park, Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield winds up and sends a 68mph knuckleball fluttering toward home plate. Just as the ball reaches the plate, it makes a sudden downward plunge before disappearing into the catcher’s mitt. Umpire Joe Brinkman, crouched on one knee and peering over the catcher’s left shoulder, calls ball one.

THOUGH I AM THERE at Fenway, I see none of this. I am closeted in a “control room” in the ballpark’s upper reaches. What I see instead are white lines arcing across a computer screen, thanks to a pair of cameras tracking the ball from the Fenway rafters. Also there are screens with pint-size videos of the batter shot by cameras next to the dugouts. I’m looking at the nuts and bolts of the QuesTec Umpire Information System that has been installed in 11 major-league ballparks over the past two seasons. After the game, the tracking info, which determines whether and where the ball crosses the plate, will be married to the video, which details each hitter’s strike zone. The result is a visual record of every called ball or strike—in other words, a mechanical way to see if the ump got it right.

In the tradition-bound world of baseball, where any innovation is controversial, it’s usually the players or the fans who get steamed. This time, it’s the umpires. They’re worried that the QuesTec system is a first step toward using technology to throw them out of the game. Botched calls on the playing field can determine the outcome of a game (remember the ’96 playoffs when Yankee fan Jeffrey Maier leaned over the right-field fence in Yankee Stadium and grabbed a Derek Jeter fly ball? Instead of interference, the ump ruled it a home run, a travesty that helped propel the Yanks to the championship). Bad umpiring behind the plate rarely rises above an annoyance. But the irritation is fueled by broadcasters armed with slow-motion replays and overhead cameras. “It can be a source of embarrassment that leads to loss of credibility,” says Sandy Alderson, Major League Baseball’s executive VP for baseball operations. “Our goal is to have a uniform strike zone called consistently game to game, umpire to umpire.”

QuesTec was originally ballyhooed as an invaluable training tool that would help umpires identify and rectify their mistakes; a QuesTec technician delivers a CD compilation of each game to the home-plate umpire. “They can see whether it’s a problem of posture, head position or interpretation,” says Alderson. He believes most umpires have embraced the technology, developed by giant Titan Systems, and profited from it; earlier this season, umps were in accord with UIS on about 90 percent of the calls, a number, he says, that has improved in recent months.

But the umpires have been far less receptive since the league began using UIS to help evaluate their performance this season, affecting postseason assignments. Earlier this year the league wrote John Hirschbeck, president of the new umpires’ union, informing him that he had missed 30 of 127 calls in one game—including 20 called strikes “that were well off the plate.”

The umpires are now attacking QuesTec and its founder, Edward Plumacher, on virtually all fronts, including the underlying science. Robert Adair, a Yale physicist enlisted by the union, says he hasn’t been allowed to study UIS firsthand, but believes “they may not understand what they’re doing as well as they think they do.” Adds Adair, author of “The Physics of Baseball,” “The science is really quite difficult.” The union claims that on disputed pitches, UIS actually gets it wrong 80 percent of the time. It has filed grievances with the league and a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board alleging unfair labor practices. “Baseball is a game on the field, not in the back room,” argues Joel Smith, attorney for the World Umpires Association.

The union’s strongest attacks—labeling QuesTec “an embarrassment to the game”—followed a recent New York Times report that Plumacher had been disciplined by two stock exchanges for trading violations during a previous career as a stock broker. In addition, QuesTec was twice fined by the New York Attorney General’s Office for selling unregistered securities. Plumacher termed the latter problems “minor errors of ignorance and stupidity.” But he admits he made serious mistakes as a broker, explaining that his life went into “a tailspin” when, at the age of 28, he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a disease of progressive blindness. “I see absolutely no relevance of any of this to our technology, which is used in TV sports productions all over the world,” he says. “And I see no reason they had to humiliate me and my family in public.” Plumacher, 42, is now legally blind. (The irony that umps are now arguing balls and strikes with a blind man is not lost on him.)

More lawyers, scientists and ethicists may be required to unravel all these issues. But at the core of this struggle are far more subtle and intriguing questions about the very nature of the game of baseball and what we still do or don’t love about it. Umpires cling to the faith that they are, warts and all, part of baseball’s human face; that an umpire is imbued with the power, at least by historical precedent, to make the strike zone pretty much whatever he says it is as long as he’s consistent. The league says the notion that each ump has his own personal strike zone is ludicrous; that rules should rule. So take your pick. Is it man vs. the tyranny of machines? Or a 19th-century game that in the 21st-century should, at the very least, enter the 20th?

© 2002 Newsweek, Inc.

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