Daily Archives: April 24, 2015

Lake Winnipesaukee 2015 Ice-Out Ici: Friday, April 24 At 4:34 pm.

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Related posts:
>> 2015: If it is Fri. April 24 …
>> 2015:
Pelting precipitation …
>> 2015:
Already happened 19 times.
>> 2015:
Not even close …
>> 2014 Ice-Out: middle of road.
>> 2014 Ice-Out, April 23.
>> Lake Winnipesaukee Ice-Out, Analysis.

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 Well, Lake Winnipesaukee 2015 Ice-Out as I predicted on Monday, and reiterated yesterday, happened on Friday, April 24, 2015. The official time was 4:34 pm. Shame that they did not take some poetic license with that so that we could all have said that 2015 ice-out ici was 4/24 at 4:24. C’est la vie.

Now, you have to please excuse me. Given that by nature and profession I am somewhat scientific — and have a love of dates and calendars — I can’t just go along that ice-out was on April 24. The problem, as I have oft stated, has to do with leap-years. This was not a leap-year. If it was, TODAY, April 24 would have been April 23. Get it. So I count ice-out in terms of actual days since January 1 of the year. So today, April 24, 2015, (not being a leap year), is day 113. OK? Are cool on that. Day 113.

I went through the numbers last night. But I will re-cap. 

Ice-Out has happened 12 times on the 113th day, in 1896, 1912 & 2008, which were all leap years, that having been on April 23rd. [In 1920, another leap year, April 24 was the 114th day!]

During the 128 years we know of ice-out has happened 82 times PRIOR to the 113th day; i.e., 64% of the time.

In 34 years the ice-out happened on the 114th day of later.

The record being the 132nd day in 1888; i.e., May 12, 1888.

The last time it was April 24 per se was 1997.

The last time it was the 113th day was much more recent, i.e., 2008.

Here are two charts. I might enforce copyright on both IF they are not attributed when reused. Click to ENLARGE.

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Fluctuation is THE pattern. A very nice “W” towards the end.

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From 1986, which is when I moved to New Hampshire.


Spring In New Hampshire: More Crocuses, But It Is Still WAY TOO COLD!

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Related posts: >> 2015: Sounds of Peepers.

>> 2015: Crocuses and Green MGB.
>> 2015: Winnipesaukee ice-out.

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More crocuses and Spring scenes
from Central New Hampshire,
viz. Alton in the Lakes Region.

But, it is unusually cold! It hailed yesterday
though I took the Green MGB out, topless (and froze)).
Still a bit of snow around.

The crocuses are out as are the daffodils & forsythia.

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Now Have Roku “My Feed” On My ‘Old’ Roku 3 — Software v6.2 Build 3332.

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Other Related posts:
>> No ‘my Feed’ on Roku.
>> ‘Star Wars’
theme on Roku.

>> Sling TV, DishWorld & Willow Cricket.
>> No sound on Roku.
>> ICC World Cup 2015 with Roku.
>> Beyond pleased with Roku 3.

>> Getting Roku 3 with DishWorld.


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As you can clearly see from the above images I now have, without doubt, the new Roku ‘My Feed’ feature. That is good. I just noticed it today. I took it for a drive and it works.

Here is the strange thing. My software version and build has NOT changed. Check the picture (above) and what I wrote in this April 8, 2015 post. Version 6.2 Build 3332. You can’t see it in the picture BUT it also say, to the left, that the software was last updated April 6, 2015.

STRANGE.

So, maybe it was a ‘My Feed’ ACTIVATION at the Roku ‘Mothership’ with the same software.

Just letting you know.

So YOU too should now have ‘My Feed’.

Check the software version.

That is all I can help. I don’t want to bother them and bust their chops as to how it suddenly became available without a software upgrade. I suspect that it was ALWAYS in Build 3332 BUT needed to be activated.

Are we cool? 


New Hampshire July 1, 2015 Handheld Cell Phone Ban UNLIKELY To Cover Apple iWatch.

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From everything that I have seen on TV about the Apple iWatch it is going to be MUCH MORE distracting that a smartphone.

People driving around, especially on I-93 (or equivalent) with an iWatch on their wrist SCARES me. This is NOT FUNNY.

I am pretty sure that the cell phone ban that comes into play on July 1, 2015 in New Hampshire will NOT cover smart watches.

Something has to be done.

I dread that we will get the first Apple iWatch related traffic fatality this weekend — within 48 hours of it becoming available. That is not a pleasant thought. It could be somebody that YOU or I know!

Not an easy problem to solve. This is more serious than DWI!


ANZAC Day 2015 Google Doodle For Australia & New Zealand.

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Last Google Doodle:
>> Earth Day 2015.
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Loch Ness Monster.

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Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Restricted just to Australia and New Zealand.
Shame. Should be AT LEAST the British Commonwealth.
Ideally the whole civilized World.

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ANZAC Google Doodles from years past.
There was a 5 year gap from 2010 to 2015.

2015 is SPECIAL.
100th anniversary.

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ANZAC Day 2015 — Remembering & Honoring The Australians and New Zealanders.

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April 25, 2015.


IF Lake Winnipesaukee 2015 Ice-Out Happens On Friday, April 24, 2015.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> 2015:
Pelting precipitation …
>> 2015:
Already happened 19 times.
>> 2015:
Not even close …
>> 2014 Ice-Out: middle of road.
>> 2014 Ice-Out, April 23.
>> Lake Winnipesaukee Ice-Out, Analysis.

++++ SearchWinnipesaukee’ for other posts >>>>


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April 24, 2015, in this NON Leap Year, will be the 113th day of the year. Ice-Out has happened 12 times on the 113th day, in 1896, 1912 & 2008, which were all leap years, that having been on April 23rd. In 1920, another leap year, April 24 was the 114th day!

During the 128 years we know of ice-out has happened 82 times PRIOR to the 113th day; i.e., 64% of the time.

In 34 years the ice-out happened on the 114th day of later.

The record being the 132nd day in 1888; i.e., May 12, 1888.

The last time it was April 24 per se was 1997.

The last time it was the 113th day was much more recent, i.e., 2008.