Archive | February 18, 2014

This Blog, My ‘nhlife.wordpress.com’, Crosses The 250,000 Hit Mark; Did So On Valentine’s Day 2014.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related Posts:
>> 200,000 hits — Dec. 2, 2013.
>> 150,000 hits in 2013 — Nov. 18, 2013.

>> 100,000 views … — Aug. 24, 2013.


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As hobbies go it could be much more expensive — especially in my case.

Costs me nothing, other than my time, since ‘wordpress.com’ is genuinely FREE. Thank YOU again ‘wordpress.com’. In reality it is even turning into an hobby that has some return. Met some really great people through my blogs — especially my still rampant ‘popes and papacy’ blog. Just checked: 633,390 hits.

I am NOT going to count all my hits again. Did that on December 2, 2013. Had 1,201,575 hits from JUST 4 of my (many, many … many) blogs. Well I have had over 66,000 hits just on this blog and ‘popes and papacy’ since then. So I guess my hits, just on those 4 blogs, is now past 1.5 million. That amuses me.

This blog crossed the 250,000 mark on Valentine’s Day. It was the Web’s Valentine’s Day gift to me. Here is the funny thing. I knew that I would cross 250,000 on Valentine’s day 2 weeks ahead! How? The blog now averages ‘500’ hits a day, day-in, day-out, whether I like it or not. Well ‘500’ a day is an easy number. ‘1000’ hits every two days. So it wasn’t that hard to work out when I would cross 250,000 …

The 200,000 mark was crossed December 2, 2013. So, the blog actually went from 200,000 to 250,000 in 74 days. That comes to 675 hits her day, but I smooth it out. The real rate right now is around ‘629’, but I still use the ‘500’ for rough estimates.

Visited by 194 countries! As true denizen of the World that does appeal to me. Here I am, on a dirt road in central New Hampshire, and I can reach 194 countries. I also like that I am getting through to MY constituents … U.K., Sri Lanka, Australia, India. Why so many folks from Germany and the UAE visit this site is a mystery to me. But, that is OK.

Next milestone: 500,000. Of course, I have a rough idea as to when I will hit that. I am still fairly handy with my math.

Cheers.

Forget 2000 EM26. That Is History For Now. Much Smaller 2014 BR57 Will ‘Graze By’, Feb. 20, At Half The Distance!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Related posts:
>> 885′ 2000 EM26 to streak past …
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Feb. 16, 2014.
>> 2000 EM26 NOT spotted —
>>  Feb. 18, 2014.

**** Check CATEGORY ‘Astronomy’ for other posts >>>>


Click to access JPL Small-Body Database.

Click to access JPL Small-Body Database.

Click to access MPC data.

Click to access MPC data.


2014 BR57 is much smaller than yesterday’s 2000 EM26 — actually 2.7 times SMALLER. So that puts it around 327′ — ONE football field across. Still pretty big. It could definitely wipe the smile off your face IF it were to hit Earth close to you.

But, here is the good news. It won’t! Promise.

It will, however, graze-by Earth at HALF the separation of what 2000 EM26 supposedly did last night — thought it was not spotted streaking by. Doesn’t mean it isn’t out there. Just that we can’t find it because it is so ‘small’ and dim.

2014 BR57 which was ONLY discovered a month ago, yes on January 17, 2014, will be at a 1.05 Million mile separation on Thursday, February 20, 2014 when it gets closest to Earth on this orbit.

It has a slightly larger orbit than 2000 EM26 — with an orbital period of 19 months. But it doesn’t go very close to the Sun. Instead its perihelion, at 0.82 AU, is in between the orbital paths of Earth and Venus. So we will continue to have encounters with this little sucker for years to come. No danger of it hitting Earth in the foreseeable future. Promise. I kid you not.

This is what I said last year in my (still ‘popular’) “big black” 99 cent Comet ISON book.

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Do not worry.
This is the CLOSEST KNOWN encounter till the end of April 2014.
Isn’t it exciting? 


Mike Cryans Clearly Articulates The Linchpin Of His Campaign For NH Executive Council: Constituent Service.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
>> Mike Cryans outstanding replacement for Ray Burton
>>Feb. 17, 2014.
>> Ray Burton passes away
>> Nov. 12, 2013.

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Ray Burton NOT doing well
>>Oct. 27, 2013.
>> Ray Burton On Casino Gaming>> Revenue … — Dec. 5, 2012.
>> I Take Umbrage … That ‘Alida
>> Milham’ … Looks Like ‘Ray Burton
>> In Drag’
>– Nov. 5, 2012.


Click to access YouTube video.

Click to access YouTube video.


Deanna made this short 48 second video of Mike Cryans, at his Gilford reception, on Sunday, February 17, 2014, for this blog.

I stood to a side, watched and listened. It struck a chord. Anybody who knew Ray Burton would know that it was ‘constituent service’ that defined him — set him apart. That Mike is committed, wholeheartedly, to continue that legacy impressed me. After twenty years of doing consulting to corporate executives I am fairly good at ‘reading’ people. Mike come across, to me, as being extremely genuine. This is not empty campaign rhetoric. He believes in it and means it. I also got thinking. He is not doing this for the money. He can make 10 times more doing what he already does. He is running because he cares. Ray cared. That we all knew. I could be wrong, but I doubt it in this case: I genuinely think that Mike is truly committed to serving the 225,000 constituents in the manner that Ray looked after them.

Watch the video. Make up your own mind. Try and catch him in person. He will be at the Alton Library on Tuesday, February 18th at 6:00 pm.



2000 EM26 Which Hopefully Streaked Past The Earth At A 2.1 Million Mile Separation Was NOT SPOTTED!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Related posts:
>> 885′ 2000 EM26 to streak past …
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Feb. 16, 2014.

**** Check CATEGORY ‘Astronomy’ for other posts >>>>


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They set out to spot it, telescopically, in 2006 and 2009 and failed.

They failed again this year, i.e., 2014, though in astronomical terms, it was again close to Earth.

It has an orbital period around the Sun of 8.9 months.

Its perihelion is at 0.43 AU while its aphelion is at 1.2 AU. As the orbital diagram to the right shows, it is in a tight, compact orbit, around the Sun, that takes it a bit further out than the orbit of Earth and stays outside the orbit of Mercury.

IF it is still there we will continue to have close, but not fatal, encounters on a regular basis for centuries to come. Its orbit might start to get degraded by then with the repeated gravitational interplays with Earth.

Too much should not be read into it not being spotted this year. It is very small and dark [i.e., dim — in that it doesn’t reflect much sunlight]. Yes, it could have disintegrated or got nudged into another orbit. In the case of the later it would be useful to spot it again. Possible that it has been spotted as a different asteroid. That can happen. As I have said for the last 18 months it is NOT the asterids that we KNOW about that we need to be worried about. None of them, and forget Government conspiracies, is set to hit us. It is the ones that we don’t know about that pose the risks.


A YouTube video that talks about 2000 EM26
and today’s attempts to spot it.

Click to access YouTube video.

Click to access YouTube video.

 


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