My “Pope John XXIII: 101 Facts & Trivia” Makes An Amazon Best Seller List — #12 In Church Leaders (Paid).
by Anura Guruge
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Of course, given that I price it at the ‘give away’ 99 cents, I don’t make any money. That is OK. I was always destined to struggle and be poor. Used to it now.
But when I get notifications like this that tell me that I have made an Amazon Best Seller list it amuses me.
Last year my Comet ISON books did quite well. One even made it to #1 for Amazon Comets, Meteors & Asteroids — and I made a grand total of $7.92! Didn’t even pay for a bottle of wine.
I even, for a few hours, earned an Amazon #1 Best Seller Badge! And I made a grand total of $7.92! Did I already say that. Old age.
Yes, I even got to rub shoulders with my fellow Brit and author, Stephen Hawking.
Well, to me, this is what makes it all worthwhile. I am 64% done on my current book. Can’t wait to finish.
Have an idea for a real exciting book — next. Total departure. It might make me all of $15.84 IF I am lucky.
by Anura Guruge
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Click to ENLARGE.
Accessing PDFs from Chrome used to a breeze. Google had done a real slick integration job with their ‘Chrome PDF Viewer‘ Plug-In.
Of late, i.e., as of 2014 (or Chrome Browser Version 35 –>), you might have encountered some trouble opening SOME, not all, PDFs.
The problem has to do with a spate of security fixes applied, by Adobe, to the (free) Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Reader.
OK. You really should UPDATE your Adobe Acrobat Reader. But updating it alone might not fix the Chrome woes.
But, the 4 step fix shown above, the 4th step being that of RESTARTING Chrome, should do the trick. It worked for me when I was trying to access and update this N.H. State PDF.
I need to thank Dr. Dave Graser, of Yavapai College, for telling ME what to do with this post. All I have done here is to ELABORATE on his excellent work and just made the pictures more detailed. So all the credit is due to Dr. Dave Graser who seems like quite the guy. Thank YOU Dr. Graser and continue your great work.
by Anura Guruge
>> National Geographic goes topless again —
>> — Dec. 21, 2013.
>> Topless in New Hampshire — May 8, 2013.
>> Brazilian breastfeeding poster — May 28, 2014.
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Of course I saw it in my alltime favorite newspaper in all the World, the incomparable, the brilliant U.K. Daily Mail. This one was in today’s paper that I ‘read’, in bed, on my ASUS Android Pad, this morning, with my coffee waiting for the 9am news on CNN. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to share it with YOU. Enjoy.
We must include New Hampshire in this. Since it is from the back and kind of anonymous I think I should be able to get Deanna to participate. Will be easy to do one at Halfmoon Lake. Will have to see how creative we can get. Stay tuned.
[[ Deanna, as I suspected is all, in favor. Yes, she is going to do it. Plus she, on her Facebook page, has offered to help others, in New Hampshire, that want to join her in participating. Weather hasn’t cooperated. We were going to go and take some pictures yesterday. Cloudy and rainy in New Hampshire right now. But, we are IN. Watch this space. E-mail or leave a comment IF you want to participate. ]]
Deanna’s contribution — May 28, 2014. ((click))
PLEASE post on their Facebook page. Celebrate.
On June 3, 2014, Newly Discovered Asteroid 2014 KH39 Will Streak By Earth At The Same Distance As Moon. That Is Close!
by Anura Guruge
>> P/2013 R3 a comet, not asteroid
>> — Mar. 10, 2014.
>> 2014 BR57 — Feb. 18, 2014.
>> 885′ 2000 EM26 to streak past …
>> — Feb. 16, 2014.
>> 2000 EM26 NOT spotted —
>> Feb. 18, 2014.
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The Minor Planet Center (MPC), the only official arbitrator of all things whizzing by Earth, just announced the discovery of asteroid 2014 KH39 which has been discovered by the automated Mt. Lemmon Sky Survey.
On June 3, 2014, at 20:07 UTC (think GMT), it will streak by Earth at a separation of just 272,346 miles.
That is close but still far enough not to be dangerous.
Just for comparison that is just around the average distance that the Moon is from Earth.
The so called ‘Lunar Distance’ (LD) is 238,900 miles.
On June 3 2014 KH39 will be at 1.14 LD.
So 2014 KH39 will be much closer than 2000 EM26 that people got so excited about in February 2014. That passed by 8 times further out!
Yes, there will, of course, be people freaking out.
A LD is a LD. We don’t, or at least I don’t, worry about the Moon falling on my head.
by Anura Guruge
1. Memorial Day, a U.S. Federal Holiday (on the last Monday of May), is for remembering all the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.
3. Though widely used, ‘Happy‘ is not the appropriate wish (or greeting) for Memorial Day. It is meant to be a day for sober reflection.
4. Memorial Day per se came to be after the American Civil War to honor the 600,000 soldiers from both sides that died during the four year, three week and 6 day conflict (though the custom of remembering war dead goes back to time immemorial).
5. The first specific and widely publicized ‘Memorial Day’ observance was held in Charleston, S.C. on May 1, 1865.
6. Notwithstanding ‘5.’ above, the 89th U.S. Congress and President Johnson, in May 1966, have declared ‘Waterloo’, New York (named after Napoleon’s nemesis in Belgium) , the ‘official‘ birthplace of ‘Memorial Day’ — that village, urged by its local drugstore owner, Henry Welles, having held an observance also in 1865.
7. Memorial Day used to be called ‘Decoration Day‘ — ‘Memorial Day’ only gaining currency in 1882, and only becoming official and legislated (by Congress) in 1967.
8. Memorial Day, until 1971, used to be celebrated on May 30 — irrespective of which day of the week it fell, that date having been chosen, as of 1968, as the optimal day for flowers to be in bloom.
9. Celebrating Memorial Day on a Monday, as is also the case with George Washington’s Birthday [3rd Monday in February (formerly February 22)], Labor Day [1st Monday in September] & Columbus Day [2nd Monday in October (formerly observed on October 12)] only came to be with the passage of the ‘Uniform Monday Holiday Act’ in June 1968 — though it did not come into effect until January 1, 1971. [[ Veterans Day was also moved to the 4th Monday in October but was then reinstated to its traditional, proper date of ‘November 11’ as of 1978.]]
10. On Memorial Day the ‘Stars and Stripes’ is first raised to the top of the staff and then immediately lowered to half-staff — but only staying at half-staff till noon, when it is raised to full-staff.
11. Observing Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery dates back to 1868 (the Cemetery being on the grounds of the former home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee).
12. Some Southern State still celebrate a ‘Confederate Memorial Day’ in April.