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Discussion in 'General' started by TheMusician, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Seeking Alpha. Posting almost daily articles about how undervalued Intel stock is, how far superior Intel tech is compared to AMD, and how Intel will crush anything AMD has to offer with their upcoming CPUs.

    Somebody seems to have invested rather heavily in the blue camp and is now trying to repair the damage done (by Intel's own failures) to their stock portfolio.
     
  2. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Those "articles" are op-eds by Seeking Alpha users, not staffers - they're literally people who have investments in a company telling other people to also invest so their own portfolio increases in value. Think blogs, not newspapers.
     
  3. perplekks45

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    A fact which is highlighted exactly where? :eyebrow: It really annoys me, because they make it look like real investment advice, when all it is is just a cheap shot at getting their own investment back. They even make it sound pseudo-knowledgeable and given the knowledge about tech in Mr Joe Average it might just work.
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    When you search for "Intel" on SA, you get three tabs: Analysis, News, and Transcripts. Transcripts are literally what Intel said during an earnings or other conference call; News articles are, in theory, unbiased reportage; analysis articles, though, are just opinion pieces - in fact, if you look at the URLs "Analysis" is actually recorded as "articles" in the CMS.

    Here's a good 'un from an Intel fanboy, all about how Intel rules and AMD drools. If you scroll riiiiiight down to the bottom there, you'll see in Flyspeck 4:
    (Let's ignore for the moment the fact that "being a shareholder" and "having no business relationship" are mutually exclusive...)

    You'll see exactly the same disclosure on this gushing piece from The Value Trend. Interestingly, but unsurprisingly, this actual analysis from Mott Capital Management which says Intel investors could lose up to another 13 percent has a very different disclaimer:
    TL;DR: It's highlighted at the bottom of literally every "analysis" piece.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification. :thumb:
     
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  6. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    Someone keeps setting the alarm earlier and earlier to go to work on the weekend. 5:30am to start for 7:30...

    Workplace is 10 minutes drive from home

    I wasn’t even the one giving her a lift

    Alarm wakes up grumpy and now overtired child

    Day is a ****ing right off
     
  7. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    Negative feedback

    no prior message, just left it... claimed product was broken

    why not ask for a refund first though?

    just had to reach out to them myself to potentially solve the issue
     
  8. teacherboy

    teacherboy Part Carbon/Nylon/Bovine

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    Broken right index finger at the first joint - orthopaedic consultant appointment tomorrow morning, wonder what they'll say....
     
  9. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Anything like mine, "congrats you have fractured your little finger"

    Then applies what amounts to a lolly stick chopped down an some tape an sends me packing.
     
  10. teacherboy

    teacherboy Part Carbon/Nylon/Bovine

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    Already had the finger "trouser" splint and was given some tape yesterday when I presented myself to A&E, had the X-Ray and confirmation of a break, wonder if they want to put a larger more immobilisng dressing on it for a week or two, if it was to keep splint on and elevate as much as possible they could have just reiterated that on phone when they called me for the appointment to be made. Third time i've broken something in my right hand (Scaphoid bone on a punching bag and tore ligaments off my thumb on a dry ski slope when I fell over and didn't ball my fists), hurt like a hurty thing when I did it and now some swelling has gone down its a constant dull throb with big ole stabs of pain if i catch it on something.
     
  11. mrlongbeard

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    Because, hassle, if something is cheap it's not worth the agro of packaging it back up, printing a label, finding a post office etc etc etc.
     
  12. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    "You're right, it's broken" or "Nah it's just a sprain" followed by "take some painkillers and go away"
     
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  13. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    True but if something is claimed to be broken I tend just offer up the refund without taking the return. (Why pay for return postage to bin it right?) I just don’t understand why someone wouldn’t atleast message before. Give it an hour or two atleast before raging

    Thankfully they’ve changed it now having given them the refund without them asking and sending them a nice message. Customer service winning.
     
  14. teacherboy

    teacherboy Part Carbon/Nylon/Bovine

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    Unlikely, nurse/secretary who called said the othopaedic consultant had reviewed my X-Ray and wanted to see me, why waste an appointment for a consultant that could be better used elsewhere and my time if they didn't want to do something else to it - I think it'll be a proper trigger finger splint at least and a rigid cast at most.
     
  15. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Amputation at the neck! :p
     
  16. teacherboy

    teacherboy Part Carbon/Nylon/Bovine

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    :eyebrow:

    :hehe::hehe::hehe::hehe:
     
  17. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees is not The Piper at The Gates of Dawn

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    Which part are you throwing away?
     
  18. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro. Did they want more words in that product name?

    It's a fine phone, it seems, but killing the battery is taking forever.

    The lady's mum dropped it in the bath and apparently no one tried turning it on again after that, so a week later when I got my hands on it.. It just turned on and worked fine. So now I want to completely drain the battery and charge it back up, just to see whether there's anything wrong with doing that (As I'm sure the eventual owner (The mum) will do).

    Yesterday I had all apps open, I had the flashlight on, and I managed to take a whopping 20% of battery off it.

    Today I've got full brightness screen, youtube playing full screen, all the apps open, and it's still not draining as fast as I want it to. Stupid giant phones with their gigantic batteries.
     
  19. WarrenJ

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    2020 Can officially do one.

    March - Lockdown.
    April - Our eldest girl rabbit gets ill, £700 vet bill. Seems fine afterwards.
    May - Our eldest male rabbit, Dobby passed away, unknown cause. He was 8 years old and mine and my wifes best friend. A proper cuddle rabbit. +£700 vets bill for diagnosis, meds and later end of life treatment.
    June - Our eldest girl rabbit passes on. Unknown cause, didn't seem the same since her partner died. Apparently they can die of the stress of losing a partner. (Both now buried next to eachother in the garden)
    Late June - Emergency trip to the hospital, my pregnant wife had developed severe pains. After several tests and baby heart rate monitoring on June 28th they lost the heartbeat for 3 minutes and opted for emergency c-section birth. The staff at the hospital were amazing and both wife and baby are doing great now.
    July - Business has taken a dive since coronavirus, no support from banks or government.
    August - Wife develops more pains. Emergency trip to A&E with suspected appendicitus. Baby develops severe case of colic and reflux and no longer sleeps on back even elevated.

    <sarcasm>Can't wait to see what the rest of the year brings.</sarcasm> I think i'll be treating myself to something nice for my birthday in October, some watercooling items i think and a new case.

    Ohh, and it's been over 3 months since my Bounce Back Loan application with still no news on any progress to take advantage of a business opportunity.
     
  20. teacherboy

    teacherboy Part Carbon/Nylon/Bovine

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    Turns out I have torn/smashed off the first joint of my right index finger - normally this would be a wire fixator through skin, but risk of infection is at 5%+ and with my prosthetic heart valve/aorta its an unnaceptable risk to them unless the bone doesn't fuse in it's current misaligned position - if it doesn't then surgery is only option unless im happy to have a misaligned index finger with reduced grip strength on my dominant hand.... it's all the way broken :lol::lol::lol:

    [​IMG]Broken finger by Simon Brown, on Flickr

    if cast doesn't work, surgery for me

    [​IMG]Broken finger cast by Simon Brown, on Flickr

    [​IMG]
     
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