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When You Claim To Be An Educational Site & Then Get Your Basic Math So, So WRONG!

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access actual page at ‘scientistcindy.com’.


Teischan (12) was struggling with metric conversion so I was trying to find resources that might help her. Came across this. The table on the left looked just what I was looking for. I was going to print it for her. Then I saw the example. That is EXACTLY the type of conversion she was having trouble with.

I had to do a double-take. Ahhh! Millimeters are SMALLER than meters. Ahhh! I had to check with a calculator to see that I was NOT cracking up.

Of course it is WRONG. Very wrong. SHE (and it is a she (and I am not talking about Teischan)) got it wrong. Got it backwards.

I send her a polite e-mail because we have all goofed on the Internet. She was snooty and told me that she was CORRECT. That was SAD.


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Tumblr Without Porn Will Be Like McDonald’s Without Burgers.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From “The Washington Post”.


Click to ENLARGE. From “Esquire”.


This is one audacious and desperate step by Tumblr. Wow. Tumblr, over the years, has become synonymous with free porn.

I, however, don’t think that this will actually happen. I already see folks talking about various ways to circumvent the ban.

I had just started blogging when Tumblr started. I was excited. It sounded great. Yes, I signed up and created a few blogs. But, I didn’t like it. They were very much into SHORT posts and in thoe days that wasn’t my style.

Well, this is worth keeping an eye on.

Tumblr without porn sounds like a joke.


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Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” On “Acorn TV” Is Classic — Very Watchable.

by Anura Guruge



Of course Agatha Christie sure know how to spin out a good murder-mystery story and this is very much a classic. We saw it on Acorn and decided to watch it without knowing that the “The Guardian” (UK) had called it the “TV Event of the Year”. I can appreciate the excitement.

We have not watched all three episodes to the end. We are about 10-minutes into the second one and we know that we will finish it the next time we are watching TV.

Very artistic in parts too. The figurines of the ’10 soldiers’ are a work of art. Wow. I would love to have them.

Definitely watch it if you can. Yes, yes, very British and period — but what would you expect from dear Agatha.


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The Diary Of Anne Frank


I Like ‘Jim Acosta’, I Like ‘CNN’ & I Rely On ‘1st Amendment’ Rights — So, I Am Ecstatic.

by Anura Guruge



This from the U.K. “Daily Mail”. Google for much more.


I actually saw the whole incident LIVE last Wednesday. I kind of knew that Jim was pushing his luck BUT did NOT think he did anything untoward or illegal.

He is doing his job.

I like him. I like CNN and trust 98% of what I hear from them. Not so the White House.

This was a GREAT victory for Democracy. For that we should be happy and proud.

Thank you Judge Timothy Kelly. Good to see that we have decent judges — even if they were appointed by Trump.


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Donald Trump In His Diwali Tweet Gets The List Of Celebrants Mangled; 96% Of Buddhists DO NOT Celebrate Diwali!

by Anura Guruge


Trumps tweet.


Thought on his account this was NOT, of course, a Donald Trump tweet. Done by one of his many minions.

They must have looked it up on Wikipedia — because they got the list HORRIBLY wrong!

Diwali, as most people do know, is first and foremost a HINDU celebration. A very special holiday for them.

So, in any list re. Diwali, Hindus need to come first ….

Having the list starting with Buddhists is a JOKE.

Only a very small, Nepal-specific subset of Buddhists celebrate Diwali.

96%, if not 98%, of Buddhists do NOT celebrate Diwali.

This was a REALLY STUPID Tweet — even by Donald Trump standards.

Yes, there was a 2nd Tweet that tried to rectify matters by mentioning the Hindus.


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Couldn’t MI6 Have Made Prince Harry A Better ‘Smart’ Ring Than Finnish Oura?

by Anura Guruge


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Was kind of amused to read (and see) that Prince Harry, who is proving (yet again) to be HUGE hit downunder, is now sporting an expensive, Oura ‘Balance’ ring that monitors sleep and activity.

That is good that he is wearing a tracker. But, an Oura that does SO LITTLE! That is neither here nor there. He should be wearing a Garmin Fenix 5 Plus. Now that IS a man’s tracker.

But, in his case …. He is Royalty. He can call up MI6.

Just think of what MI6 could give you in a ring? Wow.

Maybe MI6 will read this, contact me and send me a RING.

Buckingham Palace knows how to get in touch with me.

Maybe if MI6 gives me a ring I will give my nearly new Garmin Fenix 5 Plus to Prince Harry.


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Editors Sleep At The Wheel — This Time “Laconia Daily Sun”.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the original … from their Website.


I know it sounds good and you know what they are trying to get at, BUT if you think about it, it is inane.

Humans have to be in someway involved.

We don’t talk about ours cars being ‘robot made’.

But, in the case of submarines there is a LOT of actual manual labor.

So, this was a rather stupid headline in the end.

So, yesterday, a very sick joke or a horrendous typo, and today this — albeit in two different local papers.


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