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Carl Icahn's quest to delay the shareholder vote on the future of Dell has been knocked back by a Delaware judge, who said there was no evidence that the company was acting improperly. "This court is not going to be dragged into a tactical game," Chancery Court Judge Leo Strine ruled on Friday. The Dell board had "acted in good …

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It looks like one of the rats has left Carl's sinking ship, I wonder how many will follow. Icahn strips the company and leave the rest vultures.

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eek

The good thing is that it seems Icahn is going to lose this battle. GOOD. And I wouldn't call Icahn & Co. Vultures because I think it's offensive ... to the poor vultures. :)

Good to see that evil didn't prevail here; either that or the courts and shareholders have finally wisened up that Icahn is only using 'em.

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Cryptonomicon called.

It wants its "The Dentist" character back.

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Re: Cryptonomicon called.

I hate it when I understand an obscure reference like that. I must say I liked the first half of the book and then it got old.

Mines with the "boiler plate" contract in the pocket.

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Re: Cryptonomicon called.

@hid dulap - it was hardly obscure. It ised the book name in the title. A truly obscure reference would have simply refered to The Dentist and left the obvious clue out.

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Re: Cryptonomicon called.

Cryptonomicon NEVER gets old.

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Re: Cryptonomicon called.

@DAM - Yeah, it eeally did.

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Kudos to Judge Strine

It looks like some judges are finally tiring of the 'See you in court' method of pocket lining and business gouging.

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The Most Important Asset

And Alienware remains safe for a while yet...

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Icahn?

No, you can't.

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I have wondered to my self for a while if this is a breed of nominative determinism - Icahn has heard "I can" so often he believes it.

Also, the judge used the words "nifty cool"? I'm not sure whether that is good or bad ...

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Icahn

He's buying more shares in Apple and changing his name to iChan

He will offer access to the thoughts of Chairman Jobs.

He's lost this one.

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Outstanding!

While I'm not a huge Dell fan, Icahn would have been the end of any chance of them improving their products.

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Can we call him a.........

..............misadventure capitalist now?

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Re: Can we call him a.........

I'll stick with 'greedy fuckwit'.

Also: bwaaahahahahahahahahaha! Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

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using "the corporate machinery to rig the election,"

He forgot to add : "better than I could".

That would at least have been honest.

Oh wait, we're talking about Icahn. Silly me.

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