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  1. Lifelong. Many of us that live through it,...

    Lifelong. Many of us that live through it, whether we get ill or not, will never be the same. The 1929 crash had lifelong effects on people. People I knew from that era (my parents and others) all...
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    Yep, that's them. AMC was in serious trouble long...

    Yep, that's them. AMC was in serious trouble long before the pandemic. The market had already beat them up before the pandemic so they didn't have much further to fall with the pandemic.
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    Geez, AMC just filed to issue another 200 million...

    Geez, AMC just filed to issue another 200 million class A shares. That's $700-$800 million. I guess that's what you do to stay afloat. I suppose if your some 'poor' investment bank that lent them the...
  4. For sure a number of people will want the theater...

    For sure a number of people will want the theater experience. I think the movie makers want the same. But with concurrent releases, I'm not optimistic that theaters can stay open. Given that theaters...
  5. It's fascinating to watch a market, that has been...

    It's fascinating to watch a market, that has been stable for about 100 years, perhaps facing it's permanent demise. Theaters have been predicting doom since the 1950s when television came out. So...
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    Yahoo Finance, Daniel Roberts, Thu, December 3,...

    Yahoo Finance, Daniel Roberts, Thu, December 3, 2020, 11:27 AM PST

    Warner Bros strikes huge blow to movie theaters, will send all its 2021 movies simultaneously to HBO Max

    AT&T-owned...
  7. Yep, newcomer John Done has been poking around...

    Yep, newcomer John Done has been poking around refreshing many an old thread. Troll?
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    Exactly so. The quest to go to Mars befuddles me....

    Exactly so. The quest to go to Mars befuddles me. Sure, many like to explore and that's ok. But most seem to put some sort of hope of human's future in colonizing Mars. There just isn't any rational...
  9. You make a good point that technological...

    You make a good point that technological development is exponential. Once the first few billion years of planet development passes and there are enough stable planets then it only takes a few dozen...
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    Photokina says it was the decline of cameras that...

    Photokina says it was the decline of cameras that caused it to collapse. We can assume the phone killed Photokina. Camera manufacturers focused their marketing budgets to other more important shows....
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    Photokina was well on its way out before the...

    Photokina was well on its way out before the pandemic. It was struggling before that, trying to revamp itself in 2017. Major manufacturers were no longer exhibiting. From Petapixel:

    ""In 2018,...
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    Those LA consumer electronics ads in the '80s...

    Those LA consumer electronics ads in the '80s where hilarious and relentless. My favorite ad, while pushing what a great deal they had and you couldn't pass it up and wanted you to get to the store...
  13. C200: C200 Sold for $3050. ...

    C200 Sold for $3050.
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  14. C200: It shouldn't be hard to find a nice C200 well...

    It shouldn't be hard to find a nice C200 well under $4000 on ebay. At least 7 sold in the last few days well under that price with one just above $3000, all with original box, claiming excellent...
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    If a company makes electronics, going from one...

    If a company makes electronics, going from one type of product to another is easy. Nikon can easily get into the phone market. Can you imagine Nikon or ... or even Red. If either of those camera...
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    Dateline - Rochester, NY and Minato Japan -...

    Dateline - Rochester, NY and Minato Japan - Today, Kodak and Nikon have announced a joint venture to produce pharmaceuticals. They will get started on researching how to make an effective vaccine...
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    I don't know. When you read stuff like this from...

    I don't know. When you read stuff like this from their November 5th financial call, it's not exactly confidence building. On their plan to get back to being profitable:

    "Shift to a structure...
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    Yep, not cannibalizing is one of the toughest...

    Yep, not cannibalizing is one of the toughest things for a major market leader to get their head around. They get old, stodgy, comfortable, and afraid to take risks. The fact that they have something...
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    About a week after the wedding, she may be...

    About a week after the wedding, she may be grateful.
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    Oh yea! Now that is thinking on the outer side of...

    Oh yea! Now that is thinking on the outer side of the box. You just made my day. That approach could apply to a few other devices out there. Here is some reading -...
  21. If this is a hardwired interview type setup, the...

    If this is a hardwired interview type setup, the lav should plug directly into a regular XLR cable . The connection should be secured to them (in a pocket, tucked in the waistband). Then regular XLR...
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    A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon...

    A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you're talking real money.



    A quote often attributed to Senator Everett Dirksen, but the Dirksen Center disagrees.
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    It's not suffering. It's entertainment. Although...

    It's not suffering. It's entertainment. Although I would have given it one more star had you each worked a car into your arguments.
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    Welcome aboard Charlie. Congratulations on your...

    Welcome aboard Charlie. Congratulations on your project. There's nothing like feeling a bit overwhelmed to get the blood flowing.
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    That is a really interesting thought. But I have...

    That is a really interesting thought. But I have to guess that profit participants also have a percentage of all 'post-theatrical' screenings. But still, if Warner had shared gross or profit points...
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