Archive | November 22, 2016

Think – Today: When Was It That We Determined That The ‘Milky Way’ Was A Galaxy?

by Anura Guruge


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milkywatKind of interesting that the word ‘galaxy’ actually comes from the Greek for ‘Milky Way’. But, when did we, as humans, finally determine that the Milky Way was a galaxy? A designation based on a century would be fine. OK?


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “How long to build the Empire State Building” — Start to finish was said to be 410 days! January 1930 to April 1931. Pretty amazing. 4 days per floor. Could we do it that quickly today?


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Will Japan’s Latest Earthquake (Nov. 20) Again Affect Camera Shipments By Sony, Canon, Nikon etc.?

by Anura Guruge


Latest November 20, 2016 earthquake (and Tsunami).

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Click to access original Reuters coverage.


Impact of the April 2016 earthquake.

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Click to access “Digital Trends” original.


There has been no reports of any crippling damages as yet.

So all could be fine. But even a couple of days worth of delays at the Japanese end could affect Christmas availability.

I will keep an eye and let you know. This is just a heads up.


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