16 posts • joined Thursday 9th June 2011 12:13 GMT
Re: Why - Oh Why waste so much money when Open Office & LibreOffice are free?
That handful would be the tens (if not hundreds) upon thousands of other academics that routinely use LaTeX day in, day out?
Re: If you're all so clever...
a) because we've been told that was made illegal.
For banking shares, yes. It's not Facebank (yet) though, so it's not illegal.
b) joe public cannot sell those shares fast enough to get money shorting, or if they can there are charges and capital gains tax and all those charges for little people who cant afford tax havens.
You still take home a profit, even after tax. And by "fast enough", the concensus seems to be that the value of these shares should be <$10. Currently at $31ish, so there's a fair way to drop so a fair bit of time yet.
My point is that there are many who like to say "yeah yeah saw that coming, how stupid everybody else is..." yet not many willing to put their money where their mouths are. Sure, I have the same hunch - Facebook is not bricks and mortar, like Tesco - but it's a hunch, and I wouldn't be so blasé as to think I'm somehow superior for not buying into Facebook at the IPO.
I wonder how many people here said the same about the Google IPO?
Left and right
Does it matter which side you have left and right in? If they're wrong, just turn around.
Everybody thinks that they are...
...Lewis Hamilton. Not everybody is a skilled driver, not everybody knows how to steer into a skid. And as for ABS, suppose a kid runs out into the street? Not your fault, but I'd be willing to bet that ABS will do a better job than most people here.
You walk into a shop, you order an item for £200 to pick up tomorrow. Go back tomorrow and the shop tells you they can't provide the item. They offer you £170 refund, because the shop keeper has to be paid for his work.
Does that sound right to you?
What on earth are you on about?
I would hope too...
I think you'll find that "It's not about spelling, it's about meaning"