Unintentially Geeky Joke In Apple's Share Price

from the groan dept

Unless you're the sort of person who immediately recognized why the folks at Google originally sought to raise $2,718,281,828 in its IPO, you might want to just pass over this story. A reporter at News.com noticed an extremely unintentional inside joke with Apple's closing share price today. On the very day the company officially announced its first Intel-based product, Apple's stock price closed at $80.86. If you don't get it, it's time to read up on your computer history. No, there is no way at all that this was intentional. However, that doesn't make it any less amusing.


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    Word, Jan 10th, 2006 @ 7:27pm

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    Haaa.......wtf Mike.

     

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    discojohnson, Jan 10th, 2006 @ 8:36pm

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    yea but that's the crappy version without a math coprocessor

     

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    Josh Jones, Jan 10th, 2006 @ 8:44pm

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    HAHA. yep.

    Does anyone recall when apple's stock was $2.86?

    Why was there no speculation about a switch in chips back then, eh?

     

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    discojohnson, Jan 10th, 2006 @ 8:44pm

    No Subject Given

    /hangs head in shame
    my bad, i was thinking sx vs dx processors. 8088 had the external 8 bit bus.

     

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    ccanni1028, Jan 10th, 2006 @ 8:55pm

    Prepare to die.

    Warning: this site may experience an interruption due to the "digg effect". http://digg.com/apple/Unintentionally_Geeky_Joke_In_Apple_s_Share_Price

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 10th, 2006 @ 9:13pm

    Re: Prepare to die.

    STFU you dork. Digg sucks balls. SA, Slashdot and Fark own your stupid ass.

     

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    Mike (profile), Jan 10th, 2006 @ 9:15pm

    Re: Prepare to die.

    Warning: this site may experience an interruption due to the "digg effect".

    Hmm. I doubt it. We've been on the front page of Digg many times, as well as Slashdot, and neither have been able to take us down yet. So, welcome folks from Digg.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 10th, 2006 @ 9:23pm

    Re: Prepare to die.

    Ooh! Websites owning websites!

    "I pwnz0red your get query, n00b."

    Christ.

     

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    Lark, Jan 10th, 2006 @ 9:33pm

    No Subject Given

    Heh, the tech gods have blessed Apple today.

     

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    Dr Benway, Jan 10th, 2006 @ 9:42pm

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    I would be more impressed with $65.02 or $68.00

     

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    kissle, Jan 10th, 2006 @ 9:53pm

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    digg users are a bunch of pompous kevin rose worshipping tweens... grow up already.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 10th, 2006 @ 10:08pm

    Re: No Subject Given

    wow fag

     

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    Gene_Starwind_, Jan 10th, 2006 @ 10:09pm

    Re: No Subject Given

    Huh? I'm 23...

     

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    Karen, Jan 10th, 2006 @ 10:26pm

    Re: No Subject Given

    it's true.. Kevin Rose is one sexy man

     

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    Roomba, Jan 10th, 2006 @ 10:43pm

    Cool

    8086, No lets see if intel stock will spell out Apple

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 10th, 2006 @ 10:46pm

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    Closing at $65.02 would be cool. But closing at $680.00 would be truly impressive...

     

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    teh gazor, Jan 10th, 2006 @ 10:52pm

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    -1

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 10th, 2006 @ 10:53pm

    Re: No Subject Given

    Of course a ten-fold increase like that would be impressive... ;-)

     

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    Jim, Jan 10th, 2006 @ 11:32pm

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    My bank account likes 80.86 much more than 65.02. Of course we all love the 65xx series processors.

     

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    wow, Jan 10th, 2006 @ 11:52pm

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    You are my hero

     

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    cobra, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 12:46am

    Re: Prepare to die.

    slashdot is gay. there is way more freedom on digg, not to mention the interface is a lot nicer. dont knock it till you try it,

     

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    Tom Robinson, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 1:20am

    Re: No Subject Given

    Actually the full series number of the "286" was 80286. I'll be VERY impressed (not to mention rich ;-) ) when Apple's stock hits $802.86

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 1:26am

    Re: Prepare to die.

    losers bitching about how their favorite site is better than another's are fags.

     

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    Hitchiker, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 1:33am

    I'm glad

    I'm glad to see that it wasn't 42.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 2:28am

    Re: Prepare to die.

    might be hard to comprehend... but slash and digg both have strwngths and weeknesses.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 3:50am

    Re: Prepare to die.

    And in other news, people who still use homosexual epithets for derogatory name calling need to grow up.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 4:15am

    Re: Prepare to die.

    digg does have some cool memorable stuff on it...anyone that mentions digg in any shape or form positive or negativly...digg really apreciates it..and will be happy for a very very long time (*/ gets another hit on website */)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 4:33am

    Re: Prepare to die.

    haha i never even heard of digg till this thing and from the 50 "I can Digg it"'s i think im scared to ever go back, wierded me out ill stick with /. and techdirt

     

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    Notany, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 5:06am

    It can be intentional

    If price has been below 80.86$, some rich nerd may have offered 80.86$ and there it is, then. It can be done.

     

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    anonymo, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 5:14am

    Re: Prepare to die.

    Now how does a loser bitching about respective sites tell you that he's a guy (likely, but not certain) who likes other guys?

    Oh I get it, you're a maturity-challenged, uncertain -of-his-sexuality loser teen (although you could be in your early twenties who thinks "fag" "gay" and "homo" are insults....

     

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    Sarah, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 5:47am

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    get your eyes off my man!

     

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    JohnF, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 5:50am

    No Subject Given

    Wow, I guessed that before I followed the link! I'm impressed.

     

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    hautedawg, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 6:45am

    Re: Prepare to die.

    Those of us who are comfortable with our sexuality, who go to the store to by our ladies sanitary needs, obviously are puzzled by some low IQ oxygen thief trying to be clever and using derogatory terms in order to garner attention. I do feel pity for you my confused and latent friend. It is folks like yourself that give us straight people a bad name. Perhaps you should go back behind the barn and play with your siblings.

     

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    Tom Cunningham, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 7:38am

    Not intentional?

    What do you mean that "there is no way that this was intentional"? Closing prices are pretty easy to manipulate. How big was the last lot of Apple sold?

     

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    Sir Reginald Kenneth Dwight, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 8:27am

    Check your spelling

    There is no such word as "unintentially".

     

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    Paul123, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 8:32am

    Just as Strange

    Just as strange, after Howard Stern took the airwaves on Sirius on Monday the Sirius stock was at $6.66 Here's a link to the screen cap http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/2530/siristock6665gq.jpg
    We'll have to keep our eyes out for more signs from the stock gods ;-)

     

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    George, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 9:21am

    Re: No Subject Given

    No, somehow I'm quite happe with the stock price where it is. Don't think I wanna give up $15 per share for that novelty. Of course if we could make it go to 68000 cents, that'd be cool - both for the more correct number AND my stock portfolio.
    And to those immature fledglings flaming about Digg, /. or whatever: Hush now, and take your bitching somewhere else! How can you get so worked up about a website? Who cares?

     

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    stizz, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 9:44am

    sigh

    sigh,

    back when In 2000 when I left Amazon, I sold all my devalued AMZN stock for much less than what I paid. Wishing to close out my portfolio completely, I sold of all my Apple Stock too; for a whopping 15$ a share. Of course I am kicking myself.

     

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    Anonymous, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 10:00am

    unintensional? why?

    All you have to do is have a group of investors agree that at the very last moment of trading, they will strike a deal at that amount per share. Bingo, free advertising.

     

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    George, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 10:10am

    Re: unintensional? why?

    > All you have to do is have a group of investors agree that at the very last moment of trading, they will strike a deal at that amount per share. Bingo, free advertising.

    Don't be silly. Investors have other things on their minds than silly geek number games. Like profits, for example. So who would pay for such a "deal"? So much for "free" advertising...

     

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    Don, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 10:44am

    Re: No Subject Given

    What about Z80? Now that would be impressive.

     

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    anonymo, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 12:32pm

    Re: Prepare to die.

    Me? I was insulting the guy who thinks "Fag" is an insult.

    I'm of the same mind as you...

     

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    Paula, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 12:46pm

    I'm such a geek

    Oh my gosh... I actually understood the "joke"... what a major geek I am. I remember supporting some 8086's back when I first started in the computer field.

     

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    Fani, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 1:32pm

    Re: I'm such a geek

    Best stock price for apple is : $1337

     

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    asdf, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 2:37pm

    Re: Prepare to die.

    How on God's green earth can you endorse Fark and Something Awful in the same sentence?

     

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    Troll Police, Jan 11th, 2006 @ 3:42pm

    Attention

    Only one day, and we all have forgotten: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20060109/1012239_F.shtml You have benn warned! :)

     

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    Don Day, Jan 12th, 2006 @ 10:18am

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    Z80

    80 Zlotys?

     

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    man, Jan 30th, 2006 @ 8:20pm

    Re: Prepare to die.

    i agree

     

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    bildekor, Apr 13th, 2006 @ 7:31pm

    Down

    Although I think the price will go down with Bootcamp.

     

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    Don, Nov 19th, 2006 @ 2:19am

    Re: Re: No Subject Given

     

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    MakesMoreMoneyThanYou, Jun 4th, 2007 @ 8:21pm

    Digg Haters are Pretty Stupid

    Why even post a comment 'hating on' http://www.digg.com users?

    It's just another link/news aggrigator and if you choose to use it so be it. I kinda like it and I've used Slashdot as well.

    These comments by obvious mental-midgets downing one particular service or another need to end. Perhaps a minimum IQ to use the Internet is in order? :P

     

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    Joke Buddha, Dec 11th, 2010 @ 12:56am

    Nice coincidence! :)

     

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