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Archive | February 21, 2018

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Is Building A 500′, 10,000-Year Clock To Promote Long-Term Thinking!

by Anura Guruge


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This is so cool. Just the kind of thing we have now come to expect from the mega-brilliant Bezos.

This, though it will cost him $42 million, is NOT even petty cash to him these days — Amazon stock is doing so well. The total cost to build this giant clock is more, but Jeff, with his $42M is the largest benefactor.

Appears that they have been talking about such a clock since 1984. A prototype for this clock, built in 1999, is now on display at the Science Museum in London.


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My Fitbit Ionic Software Updated To OS 1.2 With Firmware Version 27.31.1.29.

by Anura Guruge


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This update happened, over Wi-Fi, when I did a forced Sync around 12:05am on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

I am not sure whether I was lucky or not. The above says that they just started the rollout to just 10% of the Ionic users. So, I was in that 10%.

The update downloaded and installed ‘OK’ though it took about 20 minutes in total. I much prefer the Garmin approach of doing updates over a USB-connection using Garmin Express.

Have not, as yet, noticed anything different or untoward. But, early minutes … let alone days.

That the Firmware is at 27.31.1.29 is disquieting! That is a LOT of updates.

But, let’s keep fingers crossed. I need the Ionic to work till around May 2018 — when I plan to upgrade to a Garmin Forerunner 645.


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