Archive | April 2020

How Would YOU Solve This ‘AARP’ Brain Teaser?

by Anura Guruge


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It was in this month’s AARP magazine.

I am sharing it with YOU because YOU are too young to qualify for an AARP membership. But, thought this would intrigue you.

I expected that the answer would be convoluted, BUT not to this extent.

Well, spend a few minutes looking at it ….


I won’t tease or torture YOU.

This was there answer. Click here to see it. It is ‘OK’. It is a hidden page on THIS blog. SMILE.

So, what did YOU think?


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — April 30, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

daffodils Anura Guruge Google Pixel 4


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Suunto Watches, Bar The ‘Wear OS’ ‘7’, Hit By A ‘Wrong Weekday’ Bug.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access Suunto post — on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.


WOW!

If this happened to I, I would not be amused. Strange bug. Obviously software, but in the calendar software. Usually bugs in calendar software gets picked up during beta testing.

Good to KNOW. I will now be even MORE hesitant about getting a Suunto watch — and right now, coincidentally, or otherwise they are having a 50% sale.


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Sri Lanka’s Draconian COVID-19 Lockdown & Curfew — Justifiable Or Overkill?

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE. Headline from today — PLUS two of MY posts re. Sri Lanka & China. Just search for them on the block. Shouldn’t be hard to find.


Yes, of course, absolutely bloody brilliant. WOW. Who would have thought.

Just 7 deaths — though, of course, even ONE death is too much.

They, especially the government & health professionals deserve much kudos & applause for this superhuman achievement.

Left the developed countries in the dust by quite a FEW orders of magnitude.

Yes, the numbers may not be fully accurate. But, I doubt whether, worst case, it is off by much more than say 1/100th. So, maybe 64,900 cases & 700 deaths. That is still absurdly low.


Until last night, when a cousin living in Sri Lanka, who happens to be a doctor, told me the details, I was NOT aware of the draconian lockdown & curfew.

They shut down all ‘ports’ — inbound & outbound. Not just passengers, goods as well.

It has been FORTRESS SRI LANKA for over a month.

They sure managed to keep the virus in check. BRAVO.


But, but, but … was it worth it?

At WHAT a huge cost?

I am sure that they will study this at Harvard, in years to come, as a Case Study. Was it the right thing to do?

Yes, when they started the lockdown, they, obviously, did not know what the infection & death rates were going to be.


But, the unintended consequences! WOW.

It, of course, has decimated the economy and the economy was already in BAD SHAPE following the tourist slump post the Easter 2019 ‘incident’.

People will DIE because of poverty!

This is sad. This is BAD.

Yes, of course, this being Sri Lanka there is dirty politics involved!

And China.

China will gain even more control.

All in all, I do not think this is good.

But, I am NOT an expert and I have no skin in the game.


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by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — April 29, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

social isolation Anura Guruge Google Pixel 4


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‘Heart Rate Monitors USA’ Again Has The ‘Fitbit Versa 2’ ON SALE. Great Price. Get It.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to BUY it — directly — from HRM USA.


Click to access this post and read what I have said about the FitBit Versa 2.


I have raved about the Fitbit ‘Versa 2’ — more than once. Prior to the recent arrival of the Fitbit ‘Charge 4’, it was EASILY the BEST Fitbit ever. Now it has to share that title with the ‘Charge 4’ — but the ‘Charge 4’ is a BAND rather than a smartwatch per se.

So, I could say, Fitbit ‘Versa 2’ — Fitbit’s BEST smartwatch EVER.

$148.95 is quite the price. Good discount. Get one.


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Hubble Imaging Shows Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS), Alas, Continuing To Fragment.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. April 20, 2020.


Click to ENLARGE. April 23, 2020.


Efrain Morales Rivera’s imaging as of April 22, 2020.

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C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS), as I told you last week, has started to fragment.


Some very clear & graphic imaging on C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) from Hubble.

You can clearly see that it continues to break-up. It will NOT be naked-eye visible. SORRY.

Hopefully C/2020 F8 (SWAN) will step in. I am keeping an eye — quite literally.


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Google Doodle For April 28, 2020, Was About ‘Cricket’ & Repurposed From June 1, 2017 — ICC Champions Trophy.

by Anura Guruge


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I knew it was cricket-related as soon as I saw it. The wickets were a dead giveaway. The rolling-pin as a bat was a bit off-putting.

Then there was the sock — or more to the point a sock with very distinctive coloring. You have to be a devoted fan, such as I, to spot that. Those are the West Indies colors.

Anyway, here is my post for the June 1, 2017 Google Doodle. Enjoy.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — April 28, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

sunset Central New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 4


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‘Anna Alma-Tadema’, YET Another AWESOMELY Talented Female British Painter.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE. Also from Wikipedia.


I have been a long-term subscriber to this Facebook page:

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I no longer get daily posts from them, BUT today I lucked out to get the post (way up top) about Anna Alma-Tadema. Wow. I was mesmerized. Spellbound. It looked like a high-resolution photograph. I still can’t believe it is a painting. Wow.

I had to share it with you. And I am.

Quite the lady. A suffragette as well.

Appears that her father, a knighted ‘Sir’, was quite famous too.

Enjoy.

She reminded me of her … from November.

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