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Comment: Re:Comodo, shame on you! (Score 1) 95

by lucm (#49116909) Attached to: Advertising Tool PrivDog Compromises HTTPS Security

What frigging kind of security company is Comodo? Is Comodo a security company at all?

Google for "cheap ssl" or "discount ssl", you will see them a lot. This is the Walmart of ssl.

It does not mean their certificates are not good, but buy a certificate from them and see the crappy online account management (a friggin popup that gets blocked by most browsers) and a flood of "special offers" in your inbox. Low-rent.

Comment: Re:Fool me once, shame on you... (Score 1) 252

by lucm (#49116239) Attached to: No Tech Bubble Here, Says CNN: "This Time It's Different."

There is no way out with people like you. When you receive positive feedback you gloat, and when you get constructive criticism you get angry and mean. No wonder you think that everyone is a troll, you are forcing people into playing a negative role in your life.

If there is a beach or a river nearby you should go for a long introspective walk and reflect on what led you down this path of loneliness and fear. Embrace people, don't push them away!

Comment: Re:Fool me once, shame on you... (Score 1) 252

by lucm (#49103761) Attached to: No Tech Bubble Here, Says CNN: "This Time It's Different."

But you are correct, that was an awesome point.

I said it was a "good" point, not "awesome". That's your second factual error in this thread alone (the first one was about Uber).

So it appears you have to work on your reading skills as well as on your typing skills. Less uppercase and sarcasm, more fact checking. But don't give up - you've got some potential, with a bit of work you could get there. You're like an above-average tennis player, just before he started taking tennis lessons. Godspeed!
 

Comment: Re:Fool me once, shame on you... (Score 1) 252

by lucm (#49103265) Attached to: No Tech Bubble Here, Says CNN: "This Time It's Different."

At first I almost made a serious reply to your post because you had good points. But the snarky tone and the uppercase words was just too annoying.

For the record, besides the way it was expressed, you made a good point when you said this:

But the question is NEVER what HAS happened, it is always what is going to happen in the future and roughly when. Most people fail HARD at this

Many large investment banks still rely on VAR indicators based on historical data; that's how they never understood their huge exposure during the subprime mortgage debacle. And many investors pick fund managers based on their past performance without analyzing their strategies. The past is always more convenient to look at.

Comment: Re:Whatever (Score 1) 252

by lucm (#49100755) Attached to: No Tech Bubble Here, Says CNN: "This Time It's Different."

What you describe is not a market crash, it's just a bad trend. Or an unusually depressed bear market.

In a market crash, the broker who shorted your stock goes bust and/or the other party goes bust and/or the company whose stock you own/shorted goes bust and the stock is worthless or unavailable to you, and your only solution is to join a class action suit or wait in line at the bankruptcy court with thousands of other creditors to get pennies on the c-note.

Ask anyone who had investments with Bear Stearns.

Comment: Re:I hope so (Score 1) 252

by lucm (#49099341) Attached to: No Tech Bubble Here, Says CNN: "This Time It's Different."

I don't believe you. Short positions are a bitch to get, on most self-directed accounts it's not even possible. You need a serious account with a fat margin and a good track record with a broker to get in that business. I don't even know you and I can tell that doing that on a lot of stocks is out of your reach.

Comment: Re:Whatever (Score 1) 252

by lucm (#49099325) Attached to: No Tech Bubble Here, Says CNN: "This Time It's Different."

The stock market is not a video game. For a stock to be sold there must be a real buyer. And guess what happens when a market is crashing? Lots of sellers, and no buyers. That's how you can tell that the market is crashing.

So how does your foolproof plan works? You will somehow know just before the market crash so you can sell everything, then buy it back at a huge discount because the market is dead? That's pure genius, you should send your resume to JP Morgan right away.

Comment: Re:Fool me once, shame on you... (Score 1, Informative) 252

by lucm (#49099285) Attached to: No Tech Bubble Here, Says CNN: "This Time It's Different."

If you invested in the "bubbling" Uber earlier and sold out now you would be anything other than poor or stupid. As long as you get out before the burst, you win.

Get out of what? Uber is not publicly traded. Unless you happen to run a VC operation from your basement (which would require millions) there is no way you could have made money with that company.

Most people fail HARD at this and should really just STFU because they have no idea what they are talking about.

Exactly.

Comment: Re:Open Data = Big Data = MongoDB (Score 1) 65

by lucm (#49092617) Attached to: Does Open Data Have a Dark Side?

9) Still thinking he's an "engineer", he applies for the C++ programming positions I have open at my company, without actually even listing C++ on his resume.
10) I have to waste a few precious seconds of my time throwing his shitty resume into the trash

If your time was precious, your company would hire a low-cost HR drone who could filter out resume with no C++ experience for a C++ programming position.

But already since you use C++ there's a case to be made that time is worth nothing in your company.

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