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  1. #181


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    No one visit today thread.

    Today I bought Lenovo smartphone S890. As soon as I got home, I flashed it with newer Jelly bean 4.1.2 ROM from Lewa with Russian version. Run pretty smooth with crispy screen. Did not have to root it as the ROM is already rooted. Comes with 5" 540x960 screen.
    It helps me to put the PO of Galaxy S4 on hold. :P

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  2. #182


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Today begins the Ice-Hockey World Championships in Stockholm Sweden and Helsinki Finland (final rounds in Stockholm).

    My native Finland starts today against Germany, the country where I live. No need to ask which one I cheer on!

    Go Finland!

    Click image for larger version
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  3. #183


    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,521
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Today (well, yesterday now) my Warriors defeated the Denver Nuggets to move on to the 2nd round of the NBA playoffs

    The Sharks won game one of their first round playoffs with the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL playoffs.

    A Guy
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  4. #184


    @ Kevin

    Nice phone! Good for you! :thumbup:

    @ Kari & Bill

    Good luck to both of you with your teams.
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  5. #185


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    @ Kevin

    Nice phone! Good for you! :thumbup:
    Love messing with android gadged.. :P
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  6. #186


    Arkansas
    Posts : 412
    Windows 8 - 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
    Thank you guys!

    Seems like a good forum indeed. I'm afraid I cannot answer my visitor messages quite yet, but thank you all!
    It's really good to have you back with us... you'll get there .. with the message thing.
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  7. #187


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Less than two years ago August 2011 I bought 500 shares of a Finnish network security company Stonesoft. The total price i paid was €265, including the commission my bank took meaning the share price were somewhere just under €0.50. I did this because a friend of mine started to work for Stonesoft and he told me to trust him, the company "is rock solid, going to the moon" (his words then).

    I have not sold those shares, nor have I bought more. In fact, I had pretty much forgotten those shares until this friend of mine from Stonesoft sent a text message yesterday asking how much did I make. As I did not understand the question, I tried to call him but the phone was busy during that 10 to 15 minutes I tried. I decided to call him later this week to ask about his curious message.

    Late yesterday evening I finally read the news, McAfee will buy Stonesoft. McAfee's offer is €4.50 per share, which in my case means €2,250.

    Today I am really angry to myself. All signs were there, close friends working in company telling it is a safe investment (no secrets revealed, only happy employees expressing their positive feelings about the employer), a company with remarkable reputation and no limits in future expansion plans. The share price stayed quite a long time under one Euro, each share is now worth €4.50. In my case the price McAfee will pay is about 9 times what I payed only 21 months ago when I bought the shares. But I was too careful, too pessimist.

    Lesson learned. People say if it sounds too good it most probably is not very good. Sometimes these old sayings are wrong.
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  8. #188


    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,521
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    If you had bought more, the CEO would have been caught embezzling funds

    A Guy
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  9. #189


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center




    I did not make any money but at least I now know a geek or two in Helsinki who can afford a night out when I go to Finland next time.
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  10. #190


    Yes, there's always a bright side to things, Kari.

    Your story reminds me of my oldest brother who started working for Ma Bell as a linesman back in the early 70's. He worked his way up to manage regional "garages" as they called them. In the 80's when they broke up the Bell system he went with AT&T. If I remember right, they used UNIX for the most part back then.

    He heard of MS through some coworkers that decided to invest, but he felt DOS was too unstable and thought it wouldn't last long. He was correct on the instability part, for compared to other OSs back then it really was a crap product. The way I understand it if it wasn't for IBM MS wouldn't have been successful.

    Anywho, he had some very rich coworkers who were able to retire far earlier than he did, although my brother did very well with AT&T and a good pension. Lol! To this day he continues to get antagonistic if anyone mentions MS to him. "I'll never understand how those two nerds ever made it with that crap!".
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