Message ID: 9227
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-05-29 09:54:00
Subject: how can anybody be bullish?

I have never held any position in SCOX. But, I am considering shorting.

How on earth can SCOX compete with Linux, FreeBSD, and other UNIX offerings? Finacial statemesnts look like a disaster.

Seems to me that, at best, SCOX can hang on to it’s current customers.

What am I missing? I am not trolling, I’m just new SCOX.


Message ID: 9352
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-05-29 13:03:00
Subject: just took a small short position.

Only 100 shares.

UNIX dristo companies are suffering: SGI, SUNW, and SCOX. I don’t see anything that will change the trend.


Message ID: 9379
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-05-29 13:40:00
Subject: is thestreet.com bashing SCOX?

I don’t have a subscription.

http://biz.yahoo.com/tsp/030529/10090084_1.html

For those who don’t know, thestreet.com is largly owned by hedge funds, especially rocker partners. If thestreet.com is bashing, it’s a safe bet that rocker is shorting.


Message ID: 9388
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-05-29 13:52:00
Subject: Look at that volume! 4X normal?

Looks like there is a lot of conviction.


Message ID: 9453
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-05-29 15:34:00
Subject: forget the recent legal stuff

This is more than enough reason to be short SCOX:

Earnings (ttm) -$0.35
Profit Margin (ttm) -5.2%
Operating Margin (ttm) -23.4%
Return on Assets (ttm) -8.48%


Message ID: 9480
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-05-29 16:06:00
Subject: I’m surprised SCOX held up this well

The only thing SCOX had going for it was this desperation law suit. Now, it looks like SCOX doesn’t even have that.

I thought the market would totally dump. Instead SCOX is only down about 30% in two days.

Interesting to see what happens next.


Message ID: 9644
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-05-30 10:29:00
Subject: watch the volume, it is very telling

SCOX down hard on HUGE volume. SCOX up modestly on on small volume. What’s going on, should be obvious.

Still news is what will really affect SCOX. If SCOX has some killer news, now is the time to release it.


Message ID: 9741
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-05-30 13:13:00
Subject: anybody listening to teleconference?

Any thoughts appreciated. Thanx.


Message ID: 9858
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-05-30 14:54:00
Subject: short more now, or next week?

Maybe SCOX will keep going up in anticipation of this great upcoming revealation.


Message ID: 10251
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-06-02 10:02:00
Subject: insider transactions

http://biz.yahoo.com/t/s/scox.html

Doesn’t look too good. SCOX giving away tens of thousands of shares to top execs at $0.001, and I’m SCOX does expense options.

Also, fairly strong insider selling since lawsuit.

When insider selling really picks up, we’ll all know it’s over for SCOX.


Message ID: 10418
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-06-02 16:49:00
Subject: timing of insider acquisitions

Looks like a few lucky insiders got over 200,000 shares @ $0.001 each on Feb 21 2003. This was right around the time this lawsuit was being planned.
The volume around the start of March 2003 is also over 600,000 shares for a few days. This is about 100 fold of SCOX normal daily trading from Sep 2002 thru Feb 2003.


Message ID: 10531
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-06-03 11:04:00
Subject: can you short a stock under $5?

Or does it depend on your particular broker?

I have never tried it, but I have heard that you can’t short a stock under $5.

I use freetrade.


Message ID: 10810
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-06-04 10:45:00
Subject: 0.30 runup on 1000 shares?

What a joke.

http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=SCOX&d=c&k=c1&a=v&p=s&t=1d&l=on&z=m&q=l


Message ID: 10858
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-06-04 11:51:00
Subject: guess the time to short anybody?

I originally shorted at 5.95, then coverd yesterday at 5.90. I am looking to short again at 6.75.

Anybody have any other guesses?


Message ID: 10947
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-06-04 14:43:00
Subject: trending up you say?

Take a look at chart below. SCO has been losing market share for years, and there is nothing that turn it around. For those of you don’t know: that’s not a good thing.

http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=SCOX&d=c&k=c1&a=v&p=s&t=5y&l=off&z=m&q=l


Message ID: 10959
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-06-04 15:11:00
Subject: Re: I get to short SCOX YET AGAIN…

I have a sell short limit set at 6.75, think it’ll get filled?


Message ID: 10984
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-06-04 16:14:00
Subject: Re: Open Source = new age religion

This guy is just a troll.

Everybody know that IBM is always basing their business ventures on new age religion, right? All those old guys in blue suits and power ties just love that stuff.

And don’t forget about practically every other major computer company investing heavily in Linux, i.e.: Oracle, Hewlett Parkard, Sun, Dell, SGI, and so forth. Yea, those companies are all big on fadish products, right?

I have worked in IT over 20 years. I can tell you Linux is very serious business.


Message ID: 11104
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-06-05 10:31:00
Subject: Re: walterbyrd == 24 years professional

experience in information technology. Including over 15 years professional experience in UNIX, and degrees in math, business, and computer science.


Message ID: 11139
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-06-05 11:45:00
Subject: Re: Short Squeeze HA HA HA

I’m happy to see the price go up. I covered the day before yesterday at 5.90. Now I have a sell short limit set at 7.95.

I am only trding 100 shares at a time. Way too volitile at this time to risk any serious money. I only hope that when the smoke clears, I’ll be able to short some SCOX for real money.


Message ID: 13590
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-06-14 11:10:00
Subject: OT: I remember when IBM scoffed at UNIX

I started working with mainframes in 1979. In the early 80’s IBM scoffed at unix, considering their own mainframe OS’s to be far supperior to that hacked together OS. Actually, at the time, ibm wasn’t too far from wrong. Of course, there was also that famous ibm snobbish “not invented here” syndrom.

When IBM did finally come out with AIX, I think IBM considered it a niche product. I guess that’s why IBM only paid for the standard $10 million unix licence, instead of the deluxe $100 million unix licence. Sun bought the deluxe licence.


Message ID: 17214
Posted By: walterbyrd
Posted On: 2003-06-27 14:10:00
Subject: Xenix: one thing I don’t understand

Did msft actually develop xenix? Did software developers at msft start with nothing and build xenix from the ground up?

Or did msft buy xenix from unknown software company? like msft did with dos?

Or did msft commision an outside company?


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