Archive | May 2016

Fidelity New Mobile APP Is Definitely More User Friendly & Useful.

by Anura Guruge


I ‘used’ Fidelity’s (much vaunted) new mobile APP on my Lenovo Android 10″ Pad this morning. Sure more welcoming and informative than the old one. I liked it. At least had some useful market data in the opening screens — which was nice.

Easy enough to use. Responsive too. Didn’t use it much or for long — as is my wont. I was just scanning stock prices … SMILE. Not sure (and I could be wrong) whether they have done naything major when it came to the account ‘Positions’ display. I tried to reduce it to see more columns but that didn’t work. That was annoying. When viewing ‘Positions’ I like to see as many columns, if not all, in one go. That they have added a NEW ‘analyst sentiment’ column, with color coded boxes for: very bullish, bullish, bearish & very bearish is NEAT. But that is way over. I would like that on my desktop view too. [Yes, I will call up and request … though nothing will happen. They just ‘yes’ you to death!]

Anywho … not that you will have a choice (since the APP will automatically update) … give the new APP a spin. Definite improvement. And that is always something.

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Scottish Festival, With ‘Albannach’ & ‘Zahm’, Old Orchard Beach, Maine — June 4, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


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You can’t beat this for FREE. Looks like a micro-Highland Games (at Loon). With ‘Albannach‘ & Charlie Zahm present the music should be good and ‘Albannach’ always puts on a great, energetic show. This is definitely worth considering. From what I can see the weather will be kind.

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‘ONE World Sports’ (on Sling/Roku) Totally Screwed Up England v. Sri Lanka 2nd Test Highlights.

by Anura Guruge


It is frigging amazing how much disservice we get on Roku/Sling when it comes to cricket.

Willow managed to ruin the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 with their inability to show the correct matches.

And now ‘One World Sports’ has caught the bug.

2nd Test Day 2 highlights were not broadcast on Saturday night — in the allocated 10pm slot!

On Sunday, in the 10pm slot allocated for Day 3 highlights, they showed Day 2! Actually they showed Day 2 highlights — TWICE, back-to-back, 9pm and 10pm!

Couldn’t even see Day 3 highlights Monday morning. Yet again they are showing Day 2 when the Program Guide says Day 3.


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Poor Cincinnati Zoo Gorilla, ‘Harambe’, Could Have Been Tasered.

by Anura Guruge

A taser could have worked.

IF any of the bloody zookeepers were brave enough to get close enough.

That was the problem.

Sheer, Utter COWARDICE of the zookeepers.

If you can taser a moose you can taser a 400 pound gorilla.

Click here to read original from

This was from 2010. 6 years ago!

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Click image to access CNN original.

There were other options.

Problem was that the pathetic zookeepers were too scared
to go into the enclosure to get close enough.


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National Geographic, June 2016, Includes A Classic Topless ‘Tribal’ Picture.

by Anura Guruge

June 2016 ‘National Geographic’.

Page 35 — “Peru’s World Apart“.

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I have to confess I was surprised (pleasantly, I think). I had assumed, obviously erroneously, that National Geographic’s freedom to print topless (semi-nude) tribal pictures — once it’s trademark — would come to an end when ultra-conservative ‘Fox News‘ acquired 73% ownership of the iconic society (and hence the magazine) at the end of 2015. Well this is the 3rd topless picture they have published in 2016 — with two appearing in the January 2016 issue. Maybe the editor’s want to prove a point as to their independence and rights.

The June picture (above) harks back to the good ol’ days when the magazine was still in monochrome. Straight, unabashed full-frontal. To be honest I missed it the first time around! Then when I saw them during my second browsing … it was like … how did I miss those suckers?

Anywho. I am doing my job of documenting and chronicling the topless in NatG since 2014. This as you can see from the gallery below is the 8th since 2014. Enjoy. Reflect. Rejoice that NatG still can escapes the clutches of ‘Fox News’.

Gallery of the National Geographic topless pictures since 2014.
Chronological order.


June 2016 cover.

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Google Does A Footnote For 2016 ‘Memorial Day’ Rather Than Doodle — Ditto As In 2015.

by Anura Guruge


2016 footnote. Click to ENLARGE. 

2015 footnote. Note flag is slightly different.

Google has NEVER done a Google Doodle for Memorial Day!

I guess it has to do with some kind of policy that they eschew anything associated with war and conflict.

I can understand and appreciate that to an extent.

But, I think Memorial Day transcends war though by definition it is holiday honoring U.S. war dead in all conflicts.

Fuji X-E2s Anura Guruge memorial day 2016

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>> Frankie Manning.
Ravi Shankar.

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