‘Samsung Watch 3’ Finally Available On Amazon — 48-Hours After It Was On ‘Best Buy’.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the brand new Amazon listing.


Click to ENLARGE. Google ‘shopping’ still wasn’t showing Amazon.


It was amusing & very obvious. ‘Samsung‘ gave ‘Best Buy‘ precedence — & no doubt ‘Best Buy’ would have had to pay for it dearly. But, they only appear to have got a 2-day head-start.

Amazon has just started listing it — offering more or less immediate shipping.

That is good. I refuse to buy items such as this from ‘Best Buy‘.


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872 Comets Supposedly ‘Visible’ — All Telescopically; No Naked-Eye Anymore.

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My new Excel spreadsheet that enables me to analyze the data.


The raw list from the MPC.
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I wanted a good handle on this. Yes, the MPC maintains a list, BUT it is hard to analyze. So, I used that data to create one of my SPECIAL Excel spreadsheets. Now I can slice & dice the data at my will.

The MPC list has 872 valid entries! That is a LOT.

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) was the brightest — albeit based on a July 13, 2020, reading. Well, that is now way obsolete. The brightness of C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is NOW above ‘5’. It has to be ‘5’ or BELOW to be naked-eye visible. So, none of these 872 comets are naked-eye visible.

The next brightest, periodic, 2P/Encke, is at 10. That puts it even beyond binoculars.

So, a heads up. No point looking up. No naked-eye visible comets at present. SMILE.

That is why C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)  was so special.


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Tad Distressed That ‘Green Giant’ ‘Riced Veggies’ Are Not As Healthy As I Had Hoped.

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I have been eating these microwavable ‘Green Giant’ veggie packets for years — as a part of my low-carb diet. They are convenient & kind of met my needs. I was delighted when they came up with the rice cauliflower offerings last year. I would fry it up with hot peppers, cilantro, scallions & leeks to make a quick vegetable curry. I would have this about 2 to 3 times a week.

3-weeks ago I had my blood work done ahead of my dreaded annual physical. While the numbers claim I am fine I wasn’t thrilled! I could have done better. So, over the last couple of weeks I have been re-reading all of the product labels — much more carefully. Hhhhmmm. Yes, this is NOT bad, but, I had not realized. I could do without the added sugar. So, I cut back on these. SMILE.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — August 8, 2020.

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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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The also rans:







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My Cholesterol HDL Count, At 84, Is Rather High; Doctor Attributes It To …

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE. From ‘Mayo Clinic’.


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So, I had my dreaded annual physical this Tuesday, August 4, 2020 — with a new doctor (in that I finally ditched ‘Dartmouth Hitchcock (Concord)’. As always I got my blood work done before the physical.

This part of the physical, as he was looking through my results, went like this:

Wow. HDL of 84. That is HIGH. I don’t think I have seen a count that high. Definitely higher than mine, and I thought mine was good.

Hhhmmmm ….

I guess that is what walking 8-miles a day must do for your HDL. Keep it up.

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Well, I don’t take any of this TOO seriously. I know that life is extremely unpredictable & that these numbers, in the end, could mean diddly.

It is, however, interesting that my HDL was 54 two-years ago when I was not doing anything like the number of steps I do now. My highest prior to this, going back 7-years, was 62. So, I guess it must be related to all those miles I clock each day — these days. Yes, I average around 8-miles a day. SMILE.


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‘Samsung Watch 3’ Group On Facebook — Go Ahead & Join.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to TO JOIN. Please do.


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Given the number of ‘Garmin‘ groups on Facebook — & I belong to many of them — I was surprised that there was NONE for the ‘Samsung Watch 3‘ which was announced yesterday.

The ‘Samsung Watch 3‘ has potential. NO, I haven’t got one yet. SMILE. But, I probably will in a few weeks after I double-, triple-check the reviews.

Many features that appeal to I. EKG & AMOLED display for a start.

I will, of course, keep you posted. IF you are interested PLEASE joint the group. It is FREE (for now). SMILE.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — August 7, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


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3 New Comets Discovered In August 2020; 2 Periodics & Other With An Extremely High Eccentricity.

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These discoveries have just been confirmed — within the week, i.e., August 2, 2020.

Two, i.e., P/2020 O1 & P/2020 O3, are periodicals — in that they have orbital periods that are less than 200-years. Actually both of these have comparatively short orbital periods, i.e., 4.3 & 10 years. That also means that they don’t go very far from the Sun (or us). Also interesting that both these were discovered right after their most recent perihelions. Their next ones are way out.

Not so with the non-periodic, i.e., C/2020 O2. It is due to perihelion a year from now. Its orbital period has yet to be established. But, note its eccentricity. It is over ‘1’. Anything 1 or over has HIGH eccentricity by definition.


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Tropical Storm ‘Isaias’ Was 80-Miles To The West, BUT Eversource Still Manage To Lose Power, in Alton (NH), For 8-Hours.

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Typical. Did NOT expect anything else from (bloody) Eversource.

We knew this was coming. Eversource is so predictable.

Yes, we had SOME blowing. Nothing major. NO TREES FELL AROUND HERE. We know! We drove around for an hour, at 10pm, looking for any fallen trees. A few small branches down.

Nothing to warrant an 8-hour power outage. Bloody Eversource.

Eversource only has about 160 customers in Alton. We are at the END of a line. No customers beyond us. The line ends with us, in Alton. So, more often than not, Eversource has no incentive or motivation to keep us going.

I am CONVINCED that somebody at an Eversource distribution center turns off our power during a storm so that the juice can be used somewhere else.

That power was restored at 3:14AM proves my point. There is NO WAY, no way in hell, that crews were out there at 3am moving downed trees & splicing power cables.

ONLY way power is restored at 3:14am is by somebody sitting at a station ‘pressing a button’.

Bloody Eversource.


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

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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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