Archive | December 1, 2016

“The Great American Bake Show” 2016 – 2017 Starts Today, December 1, On ABC.

by Anura Guruge


For those missing the original “British Version” — though YouTube has 40+ episodes of “The Great British Bake Off” from years — the American version could be some form of consolation.

At least last year, i.e., 2015, the skills of the American contestants were nowhere close to that of their counterparts from the Ol’ country. Ditto, but, even more so, for the U.S. presenters. They don’t have the charm and flair of the inimitable Mel Giedroyc & Sue Perkins. C’est la vie.

I am recording the series. We did watch it last year.

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Think – Today: How Much Air Do You Breathe In A Day?

by Anura Guruge


breatheHave YOU ever given this any thought? Pretty important, I would say? Breathing is pretty vital to life. Yes, of course, the exact amount each of us breathe will depend on our age, size, gender, physical condition, lifestyle etc. But, let’s think in terms of ‘averages’.

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

Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “The Mile” — Roman soldiers, in the mighty Roman Army, were expected to march in 5-foot (58 inches to be precise) strides (which is quite a long stride and had to have been quite strenuous (with a modern marching stride only in the region of 30″)). 1,000 such marching strides came to 5,000 feet. The Romans marked off each such 1,000 strides (or ‘paces’). In Italian that was ‘mille passus‘ — thousand paces. And that ‘mille‘ was where the ‘mile’ came from. The 5,280 feet to a mile was the work of the British parliament in 1592. They insisted that a mile should be equivalent to eight (8) furlongs (which in turn is: 660 feet, 40 rods, or 10 chains). So, there you have it.

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DPReview Not That Impressed With The New Chinese Four Thirds YI M1 Mirrorless.

by Anura Guruge

Click here to access the DPReview detailed review
of the YI M1.

Click images to below to ENLARGE
and view here.

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I kind of had a suspicion that it might not be up to snuff when it came to autofocus — one of my key requirements. That is why I quickly lost interest in it after first thinking that maybe it was a potential candidate to be my compact camera.

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