Week 19: F.U.D. of the Week

  • Posted: 08 May 2011 10:43 AM

    NOMINATIONS are now open for F.U.D. (Fouled Up Dope) of week #19.

    DEFINITIONS: F.U.D. of the Week is given to the most undeserving reporter, pundit or analyst - the one who shows us the way not to go, the path not to take, the road not to travel. This zero sacrifices their integrity, their honor, their objectivity and our sanity in a pathetic attempt to spread Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt across the interwebs and give us a worserer understanding of the world in which we live in. Extra credit is awarded to them what ought to know better.

    RULES:

    1) Post the name of the nominee, the date of the offending material and a link to the nominee?s Fouled Up material. Including Fouled Up Dopey quotes is optional but highly encouraged.
    2) Only Fouled Up Dopey material posted during the pertinent week (Saturday, May 7 through Friday, May 13) will be considered.
    3) AFB members get three votes each which they may bestow upon one or more lucky nominees as they will.
    4) Voting will close each Saturday and be tabulated and announced each Sunday.
    5) No matter how many deserving candidates there are, there can be only one Fouled Up Dope, so choose unwisely. All the other nominated Dopes simply get ?Dishonorable Mentions? and a place on our ?Roll of Shame.?

    Week 18 “Winner”: Microsoft: Do the Math: Surf the web or surf Hawaii

         
  • Posted: 08 May 2011 10:45 AM #1

    I’ll open this weeks’ nominations with a great suggestion from one of of the AFB’s newest members, Whisper.

    whisper - 06 May 2011 07:48 PM

    Surely Ian Paul deserves a nod for comparing upcoming OS X Lion to MS Vista.

    Because don’t we all fret about wiping clean our hard drive when we upgrade an OS :wink:

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/227299/mac_app_store_upgrade_will_os_x_lion_be_apples_vista.html

    Right you are, Whisper. A very unworthy candidate indeed.

         
  • Posted: 08 May 2011 10:45 AM #2

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    [ Edited: 08 May 2011 12:01 PM by FalKirk ]      
  • Posted: 08 May 2011 12:02 PM #3

    A second worthy nomination:

    Sir Harry Flashman - 08 May 2011 02:51 PM

    The Huffington Post in general when it comes to stories about Apple or Steve Jobs

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/07/steve-jobs-apple-product-fail-furious_n_859028.html

         
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    Posted: 08 May 2011 09:53 PM #4

    “... fake media buzz ... ”  allegation by the Register

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05/08/chinese_fanboiz_fight/

         
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    Posted: 08 May 2011 11:35 PM #5

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-apple-ipad-2/articleshow/8202478.cms

    Those who need a more portable device (than the iPad) should consider a seven inch tablet

         
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    Posted: 10 May 2011 10:52 AM #6

    Imagine integrated Skype calls at no extra cost. And this will easily be WP7’s answer to Apple’s FaceTime or Android’s video chat via Google Talk.

    Skype is already on millions of computers, making the network instantly larger than anything FaceTime could hope to achieve.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Sorry-FaceTime-Windows-Phone-siliconalley-2916921070.html?x=0&.v=2

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  • Posted: 10 May 2011 10:58 AM #7

    afterglow - 10 May 2011 01:52 PM

    Imagine integrated Skype calls at no extra cost. And this will easily be WP7’s answer to Apple’s FaceTime or Android’s video chat via Google Talk.

    Skype is already on millions of computers, making the network instantly larger than anything FaceTime could hope to achieve.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Sorry-FaceTime-Windows-Phone-siliconalley-2916921070.html?x=0&.v=2

    Except that Microsoft doesn’t at present have the technology in place to deliver Skype on WP7 there are network elements that aren’t currently in place (sockets I believe). Nor do they have the users to make the “network” larger.

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    Posted: 10 May 2011 02:35 PM #8

    Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC who was reporting on the Judicial Committee hearings. She said the iPhone stored users locations in an easily accessible database. Half truth, if that. From what I understand it is not easy to get that info by using the iPhone, that it must be obtained from the synched Mac.

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    Posted: 10 May 2011 08:24 PM #9

    Consumer Bob at NBC 7 in San Diego. “The hearings attracted, Apple and Google” as if they came on their own volition. However, he did a pretty good job saying that consumers want the features that location services provides, but then complain when they think that they are being tracked.

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    Posted: 11 May 2011 07:01 PM #10

    Another nominee from The Street, this time Anton Wahlman. 

    http://www.thestreet.com/_yahoo/story/11116059/1/google-to-microsoft-apple-pack-it-up.html?cm_ven=YAHOO&cm_cat=FREE&cm_ite=NA

    Now, imagine if computer buyers could get a totally reliable computer experience—even easier to use than a Mac and with no need to buy a $300 three-year warranty—and the device costs $350 instead of $1,500 for the Mac or $800 for the Windows PC. This is just the first step of what Google offers through its hardware partners starting June 15.

    and then we have

    $1 a day offer only to schools and enterprises.

    an iPad will be a bit more inexpensive, probably last longer and has better software.

    The story is not pure FUD.  Anton does offer caveats.    He may clean up his act in a few months.

         
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    Posted: 11 May 2011 07:35 PM #11

    Now, imagine if computer buyers could get a totally reliable computer experience?even easier to use than a Mac and with no need to buy a $300 three-year warranty?and the device costs $350 instead of $1,500 for the Mac or $800 for the Windows PC.

    How does he arrive at $350? 36 months @ $20/mo. is $720. And the nearest to a Chrome netbook would be the $999 MacBook Air, discounted to $900 for schools. “easier to use than a Mac”? Ha! UI and UX aren’t even close. I predict pilot programs will be as successful as those using Kindle last year.

    Definitely FUDdiest of FUD this week.

    Edit: just saw where he got the $350, but that’s already available for your average netbook. No future proofing when you buy the stand alone product.

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    Posted: 11 May 2011 07:51 PM #12

    Not sure if the rules limit us to Apple FUDsters (vs other stocks/sectors)?

    And can we nominate someone for this week if they make statement A last week, then do a 180 this week with statement B?

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  • Posted: 11 May 2011 08:55 PM #13

    JDSoCal - 11 May 2011 10:51 PM

    Not sure if the rules limit us to Apple FUDsters (vs other stocks/sectors)?

    And can we nominate someone for this week if they make statement A last week, then do a 180 this week with statement B?

    The only rule is that there are no rules. Blast away!

         
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    Posted: 12 May 2011 02:22 PM #14

    FUD from DigiTimes—-  iPad shortages, NOT.

    iPad shipping times are still 1-2 weeks.

    iPhones shipping in 1-2 days, all models, in US store.


    http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/227744/ipad_2_and_iphone_4_shortages_on_the_way.html

         
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    Posted: 12 May 2011 05:29 PM #15

    FUD from Motley Fool writer Katie Spence

    Choose one Katie, not all permutations and flavors. 

    1. Steve Jobs is the sole visionary at Apple
    2. Apple has a deep bench

    http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2011/05/12/the-future-of-apple-may-be-looking-sour.aspx