Daily Archives: April 28, 2018

The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans — April 28, 2018.

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a Golden in golden water New Hampshire Anura Guruge Sony a7 II


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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans — April 27, 2018.

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magnificent new estate in Sandwich New Hampshire Anura Guruge Sony a7 II


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Live TV Coverage Of 2018 “White House Correspondents’ Dinner” Tonight On CNN, MSNBC & C-SPAN.

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The dinner per se is scheduled to start at 7:30pm, Saturday, April 28, 2018.

It is being held at the Washington Hilton (and NOT at the White House).

Guests will start arriving at the Hilton starting around 5:30pm.

CNN coverage starts at 6pm. MSNBC at 7pm and C-SPAN at 7:30pm.

Online coverage will be available from all the above PLUS “The Washington Post“.


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Error In MS Excel 2016 — Treats ‘1900’ As A Leap Year, And It Was NOT!

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IF you really were a Year 2000 aficionado and followed all of the Y2K drama you would know that all centurial years are NOT Leap Years.

For centurial years it is NOT enough to be divisible just by 4. It also has to be divisible by 400. This is was another major improvement to the Gregorian calendar to keep the year lengths as close to 365.242199 days as possible.

So, 1700, 1800, 1900 were NOT LEAP YEARS since they are NOT divisible by 400.

But, 2000 was, because it is divisible by 400.

Excel has 1900 as a LEAP YEAR.

Yes, I am probably the ONLY one in the whole world that would NOTICE and CARE.

But, I do a LOT of date span calculations — example when I am working out ICE-OUTS for lakes. In such calculations, being the pedant I am, I take into account Leap Years. Otherwise you are mistating some date spans.

That is how I noticed.

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A Raging Pemigewasset River In New Hampshire Just North Of Plymouth.

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Raging Pemigewasset River in North of Plymouth New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


Just a few miles upstream at Blair Bridge, Campton.

Blair Covered Bridge in Campton, New Hampshire.


Yes, we have had a lot of rain and there is snow melt from the North.

We had lunch, riverside, in Campton and watched the river for over an hour. It was full, but wasn’t raging.

This was a few miles South on Route 3 just before you get to Plymouth. It is below the road and I caught a glimpse … turned the van around and went and parked. By then it was raining hard. But, I got out and clamoured down the slope. It was sure worth it. WOW. Felt like it was a scene from China. Discovered their is a path that I could have followed. Will use it next time.


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Lake Winnipesaukee 2018 Ice-Out — Latest Since 2001 & ANOTHER On A Thursday!

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Click to ENLARGE. The ebb and flow of ice-out dates 1988 to 2018.


Click to ENLARGE. Other ice-outs 115 days in. All on NON-Leap Years (and ‘1900’ was NOT a Leap Year). 4 on a Thursday.


Click to ENLARGE. Ice-out dates 1990 to 2018.


So Winnipesaukee ice-out 2018 was on Thursday, April 26 around 5:40pm.

> >  This was the LATEST ice-out since 2001 when the ice-out was on May 2 (and I remember that).

> >  Another ice-out on a Thursday. We have had more ice-outs on Thursday than any other day, BY FAR.

> >  Last time ice-out was on April 26 was in 1979, 39-years ago.

> >  All ice-outs that have happened 115-days into the year have happened on NON-LEAP Years, so all are on April 26. [115-days in on a Leap-Year would be April 25.]

> >  The average for ice-out was (and still is after this year) 108.2 days in; i.e., April 19 (non-Leap) & April 18 (Leap).

> >  Ice-out in 2003 was on April 25 (114 days). Ice-out in 2008 & 2015 was 113-days in (April 23 & April 24 because one was a Leap).

> >  Ice-outs in 2016, 2012 & 2010 were way below average.


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