Daily Archives: March 19, 2018

Sri Lanka Gets Dragged Into ‘Cambridge Analytica’s’ Sordid Facebook Scandal!

by Anura Guruge

From the U.K. “Daily Mail” …
click here for full article.

The “Channel 4 News” video (on YouTube) …
the ‘Sri Lanka‘ part starts at the 9 minute mark,
i.e., nearly half the way through.

Sri Lanka is just being used here as a ruse — BAIT — as far as we can tell. But, we will never know whether ‘Cambridge Analytica‘ was involved in prior Sri Lanka elections or the ‘current’ one — in that elections are always on the cards in SL.

Kind of ironic that this is the 2nd time in a week that Sri Lanka and Facebook have appeared together in the same headlines. An unlikely duo.

Sri Lankans, from what I know, are unlikely to have needed expensive foreign help to ‘play dirty’ in elections. We seems to be very good at doing that on our own — with our own local touches, which involve (let’s just call it) bodily harm. Yes, politics are VICIOUS in Sri Lanka. It is certainly a blood sport.

But, cracked me up to see Sri Lanka getting mentioned on U.S. television. Wow. Fame again.

Last Google Doodles:
Check Category ‘Sri Lanka’.

by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — March 19, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my new Google Pixel 2 Phone.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

snow on a wooden fence Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

The also rans:

Related posts:
Category ‘Six Images’.

by Anura Guruge

Last Time Passover, Rather Than Easter, Fell On ‘April 1’.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE.

Easter, this year (i.e., 2018), falls on Sunday, April 1. That is perfectly fine in that it is well within the March 22 to April 25 window for Easter.

The only this that is STRANGE, very strange, is that Easter has not fallen on April 1 in 62-years! Last time was in 1956. That is the LARGEST gap between Easter falling on the same day, in this case, April 1.

So, I was curious as to see when Passover has begun on April 1. The window for Passover is March 21 to April 20. So, again, April 1 is very much within the range. As you can see from the graphic the last time was in 1988 and before that 1950. That was a 38-year gap. The 2026 also happens after a 38-year gap. Neato.

Related Posts:
Check Categories ‘holidays‘ & ‘religion‘.
Search on ‘Easter‘.

by Anura Guruge