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Archive | January 29, 2018

The Sad State Of New Hampshire Education.

by Anura Guruge



Not the end of the world, but it makes you think.

The above graphic tells it all.

My daughter found it hilarious in that she is NO stranger to astronomy — which is why she picked the elective, knowing that she can breeze through.

Yes, being my daughter she is, of course, atypical. Not too many teenagers that can claim that they have a book on Dwarf Planets with their name and eyes on the cover.

I have had ‘this’ discussions with Superintendents and principals before. You do not have to be a subject matter expert to teach a class in New Hampshire. But, when you get to Grade 11 — and stuff like planets and constellations is not that hard.

Funny this. I wrote that “Dwarf Planet” book when Devanee was taught, in 2010, that Pluto was a planet, when it had ceased to be so in 2006.

Never mind. Just makes you think.


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Garmin Vivoactive 3 — KNOWN Problem With Barometric Altimeter; I Was The 10th To Report!

by Anura Guruge


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My 50-day old Garmin Vivoactive 3 being RETURNED
— via UPS — for good.

I am getting my money back.

I do NOT want another Vivoactive 3.


This was my 2nd. 1st last all of 15-days.

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Talked to Garmin Support.

Known problem. I was the 10th to report — on the VA 3.

No fix as yet. Engineering has it on their list.

Their recommendation:
The Garmin Fenix 5 is more robust.

Yes, at double the price.


I have had it with the Garmin Vivoactive 3.

Not getting another one.

Going through TWO (2) in 65-days is enough.

Not sure what to do.

My wrist, however, is NOT naked.

I had got the Samsung S3 Frontier (at Christmas) as a backup, as I had a nasty feeling that the VA 3 was not going to last the course.

So, why don’t I just stick with the S3. It is tad too big and doesn’t continuous Heart Rate monitoring — for a start.


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Why Is Donald Trump Cool With The $24 Million Refrigerators For ‘Air Force One’?

by Anura Guruge


Click to access a very detailed explanation at “snopes.com”.


Click to access “Newsweek” coverage. Google for more.


Yes, I have read some of the justifications for this eyebrow-raising, inordinately high price for “chillers” — aka refrigerators. Despite all the claims re. customization, it still seems rather high. We are not talking anything high-tech or suffused with bleeding edge electronics. Just plain, industrial strength, industrial size fridges. A commercial-grade freezer for a supermarket is around $3,000. So that is one heck of a price hike.

I think there is something fishy.

Real ironic that just a year ago Donald Trump was calling for the cancellation of the new generation of Air Force Ones — citing excessive costs. See below, IF you cannot remember.

As with everything to do with the Trump, bar his hair, it just does not make much sense.



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