The Supposed Google Pixel Smartwatch Was A No Show Today — Subpoena To Be Issued Next Week.

by Anura Guruge


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That was anticlimactic. Big Pixel 4 unveil and no Pixel smartwatch. Not to be deterred the diehards are now claiming that it is to be announced next week. Anything is possible, but this loos suspect. Today would have been the optimal time to make a big splash.

But, then again, you could argue that Google might not have wanted to watch to be overshadowed by the Pixel 4 and only get mentioned, in the media, in passing — the also ran.

Well, all we can do is wait and see. I guess they still have time. More than a month to Black Friday and Christmas is a month after that.


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The Tractors Of Sandwich Fair (N.H.) 2019 — Sunday, October 13.

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I was going to say that liking tractors must be a male thing — until I realized, with a start, that I had noticed, that at least 40% of the participants in the tractor pull that I watched, around 4pm on Sunday, were females. So, I guess liking tractors cuts across the sexes. I have never owned a tractor per se. I owned, when I first came to the U.S. in 1985, a fairly big lawn-mower that had a pulling hitch — but it wasn’t really a tractor tractor. I really don’t have a use for one given that I don’t have the land. But, I do like to watch them — especially the old ones. Love their essential simplicity and how rugged they are. Anywho, I never visit Sandwich Fair (which is basically every year) without making a point of walking over to the tractor arena. Actually it is my favorite part. And yes, I also like to take pictures in that setting. Always a lot of color and raw excitement. Well, I wanted to share. Enjoy.


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Garmin’s New ‘Swim 2’ For Pool & Open Water Swimmers — I Am Skeptical. (Sorry.)

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It BETTER be better than the Fenix 5
in Open Water
BUT it doesn’t have a gyroscope. 

Click to access my post from last year. Actually I did a couple of posts on this topic.


This Garmin amused I. I do NOT consider myself a swimmer. Given that I do live in a lake community, with beach rights, I do swim ‘open water‘ in the Summer — but, I do live in New Hampshire, and this year, Summer was about 3-weeks long. (SMILE). If I am travelling, and staying at a hotel with a pool, I will swim, religiously — but I do not go swimming, in pools, other than when I am staying at a hotel (which is ~ 20 — 25 days a year).

That this ‘baby’ doesn’t have a gyroscope cracks me up.

GPS does NOT work underwater. That is why you need a gyroscope. The gyroscope is supposed to backfill data IN BETWEEN GPS reading. With the Fenix 5, with a gyroscope, this was still the challenge. The Fenix 5 did not keep up between GPS readings.

I HOPE Garmin has fixed all of the ‘open water’ issues in this — the ‘Swim 2’. As a huge Garmin fan (as well as a Garmin shareholder) I always want Garmin to WIN. Thus, though I am skeptical I am rooting for this watch to be a winner.

I did a bit of research. It, at its core, is a Garmin Forerunner 45 — with the special software adding $50 to the price. Interesting choice. It would appear that what Gramin was most concerned about was the $250 price point.

Well, I will keep an eye on this as I do with most Garmin watches. I will check the Forums.

No I am not going to get one. As I started off, I am not a swimmer.

I will be happy to share any feedback or updates you share with me. Thank you.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — October 15, 2019.

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Prospect Mountain Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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

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


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

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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.

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a shack with a view Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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