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I Had No Idea That ‘Live Cricket’ On TV Actually Has Quite A Delay/Lag Built-In.

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Yes, of course, intrinsically I ‘knew’ that there must be a miniscule transmission/propagation delay & possibly a ‘x-second’ delay for bleeping out faux pas by commentators. But never realized that the delay could be long enough to be EXPLOITED by the ardent betting folks. WOW. What a world we live in.

I only found out about it today when I read that they had caught more people ‘cheating’ in the recent IPL 2021 games. I read on …. & learnt about this. I had to go check. I was amazed. WOW.

Yes, I know there is BIG money involved. But, still amazes I. Amazing. The wonders of this world never cease.


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Lowe’s Home Delivery, With ‘XPO’, Is Beyond A bad Joke, It Is An Outright CON — A Scam.

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From Google. Do your own search, if you don’t believe me.

I had an actual Lowe’s Customer Service Associate tell me today, on a recorded line, that they are having a LOT of problems with XPO. That did not come as a surprise. I had already found that out — the very hard way.

Totally bloody scam. They tell you that it is ON THE TRUCK for delivery, but they never turn up.

I got 3 automated calls saying that the delivery will be that day, between 4pm & 8pm. The 8pm part made me suspicious.

NOTHING. NOTHING.

This is a SCAM. Lowe’s is complicit.

The Lowe’s Associate, who was sympathetic to my plight, told me how I might be able to beat the system. We are going to try it at 7am tomorrow. Yes, Sunday. I will let you know.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — May 8, 2021.

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NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.


The also rans:


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Amazon’s ‘Kindle Direct Publishing’ (KDP) Getting Ready To Offer ‘Hardcover’ Option For Indie Publishers?

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Click image to access ‘KDP Community’ page.

Not of interest to I. I don’t like hardcover. Harder, because of their weight, to read — & the added cost, just for a hardcover, does not make sense. Yes, it has cachet, status — but I do not see the point.

From what I can deduce we had to use hardcovers because books were bound with stitching. There were actual book binders. My adoptive father’s younger brother was that — a book binder.

But, then with better glue we were able to have durable paperbacks that did not fall apart when being read.

I am cool with just sticking with paperbacks. But, as you can see from the above image there are those that do want hardcover. So, they will be pleased.

KDP also now offers ‘Vella‘ — serialized books. I need to look into that. I might be able to use that.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — May 7, 2021, More Night Shots.

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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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NOAA Is Prepping Two New Cray Supercomputers For Weather Forecasting — Post 2022.

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The current supercomputer array at NOAA. Image supplied by NOAA.gov.


Click image to access the ‘HPC Wire‘ original.

List of the fastest Supercomputers, from Wikipedia, as of 1997.
The new NOAA computers slot in around the marks indicated by the arrows.

I have been meaning to share this new with you for weeks. The new supercomputers are not in production use as of now. The software is being ported over & there will be months of testing. The plan is for them to go into production forecasting in mid-2022.

That they went with Cray is understandable. They have been using Cray, a pioneer in supercomputers (if not ‘the pioneer’), since the 1970s. Their forecasting software is designed for Cray. I would assume that it would take considerable reprogramming to port it, optimized, for a different make of supercomputer.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — May 6, 2021, Flowers At Night.

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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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Today’s Collection Of Flora From My Morning Walk; May 5, 2021.

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No funga today. Just straight flora. It had rained, much, during the night. It was still drizzling. So, the flora was dripping. Great for my kind of photo.

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How Could Prince Philip’s Cause Of Death Be ANYTHING Other Than ‘Very Old Age’ — He Was 99.

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Just one example of the posts appearing today.
Google News for more IF you don’t believe me!


When I saw this, & similar, on Google News, this morning, I had to LAUGH.

He was 99 for Christ’s sake. He was old. Very old. Extremely old.

It could NOT have been anything other than ‘old age’. There cannot be any mystery, intrigue, suspicion, doubt or debate.

Just plain old, ‘old age‘.

Look it up. SMILE.


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Today’s INSIGHT: ‘Benchmark’ Is NOT A Mark On A Bench, It Comes From Surveying.

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Click to ENLARGE & read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benchmark_(surveying)

The post shown at the top, on Facebook this morning, was what got me thinking. I had seen the marks & knew them to be surveying marks. DID NOT know that they were the ‘benchmarks‘. Wow.

Did you know? That is why I am sharing. Neat.


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