Archive | October 14, 2019

This Latest Interstellar Comet, 2I/Borisov, Is By NO Means The Only Comet To Spew Cyanide Gas. Quite Common!

by Anura Guruge


From ‘Google News’. It was BIG in … astronomy news.


Click to ENLARGE. From my ‘Comets 101’ book. Link below.


Yes, everybody is trying to cash in on this Interstellar Comet — supposedly the second we have discovered (albeit, both in the last 2-years). When I saw the headlines about cyanide it made me smile. I knew that cyanide was not uncommon in comets.

Recall Halley’s comet that comes around every 75-76 years. In the early 20th century there was a scare that folks would die from the cyanide that was emanating from its tail. Well nobody did.

So, please don’t get excited about this cyanide. It will NOT kill you or anybody else.


Has a ton of good information about comets.

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by Anura Guruge

My Faith In Humanity Restored! They Really Do Make A Retro Handset For Smartphones. Rejoice.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access Amazon listing. They have MORE. Rejoice.


I was ALL excited earlier this evening. I was going to INVENT this and file a patent. Damn. But, I am NOT crushed. I am delighted. My faith in humanity restored. Rejoice.

I need one of these. That is why I was going to invent it.

Well, as the 3 people in the whole wide Universe that truly know I know, I am old, getting senile and have absolutely no clue when it comes to 21st century technology. I kid you not. I have only had a smartphone for less than 2-years and I still have NO IDEA how to use it! I can’t TEXT, but that doesn’t phase me. I don’t hear it ring. 110% I have it in “Do NOT Disturb” mode. So, it never rings. That is a good thing BECAUSE I have no idea, whatsoever, as to how to answer a call IF I were to get one!

Not sure which way I would have to hold the phone!

Not funny. This is serious stuff.

So, after 40-years, when I was in my late 50s I finally worked out how to use a NORMAL telephone. I no longer get it mixed up, i.e., holding it upside down. Took me decades to finally get it right.


 

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — October 14, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

a shack with a view Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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Japan Has Made The 2019 Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals — But Many Of Their Players Are NOT Japanese!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From the world cup official site.



Yes, I fully understand and appreciate that a lot of countries have foreign players in the national sport sides. But, what surprises I is that the Japanese are SO, SO into racial purity and to put it bluntly are renowned for being racists — considering everyone who is not Japanese inferior! Thus, to I it seems the epitome of hypocrisy that Japan would employ foreigners to represent the country.

Just Google “japanese racism” to see what I mean.

Click to access this. Google for more.


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