Daily Archives: July 12, 2018

Friday the 13th, July 2018, Is Totally MEANINGLESS; It Has To Be In October To Count.

by Anura Guruge


Only Friday the 13th that fall in October count!

The superstition has to with the dissolution of the Knight’s Templar.
And that happened on Friday, October 13, 1307.

This is July, NOT October, so Friday the 13th does NOT COUNT.

Repeat, does NOT count.

On average we get a Friday the 13th every 212 days.

We had one in April 2018.

The next Friday the 13th in October will be in 2023.

Click to access the original post from last year.


Click to access the original post from 2013.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — July 12, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

black bear New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

Alton Bay sunset

The also rans:

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My Garmin Fenix 5 Is VERY Inaccurate In Measuring Short-Distance Open Water Swims.

by Anura Guruge

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Two Very Different GPS tracks for what is the SAME swim everyday!

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As you can see from the first figure I started Open Water Swimming in our lake on July 1, 2018, and have tried to do so daily, weather and schedule permitting.

We have been at this lake for the last 11-years and my swim never varies. I start as close to head-on with the swim platform — when the water is waist deep. I then swim to the platform and back again — until I can’t swim any further because the water is too shallow. So, the top GPS track is accurate. I swim longer on the return leg — and it is possible, mainly due to wind, that my return leg is slightly ‘off course’ though I try to swim in a straight line using a marker on the beach for reference.

I have not as yet measured the distance, but I am fairly sure that the distance to/from the swim platform is more than 34 yards — per one of the readings. That would ~17 yards (51′) one-way. That would be the length of 2.5 twenty-foot boats. I know the swim is further than that.

Part of this has to be GPS accuracy. The distance here might be TOO SHORT for GPS to get a good handle. With Open Water Swimming the Fenix 5 uses GPS, the accelerometer and the gyroscope to estimate distance and movement. I noticed the other day that the distance jumped significantly after I had finished my swim and stood up.

I am not impressed.

Yet ANOTHER definicecy in the supposed ‘Leader-of-the-PackGarmin Fenix 5. Another disappointment.

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Why Is The U.K. Giving PREFERENTIAL Treatment To Donald Trump By Flying A Giant Balloon In His Honor?

by Anura Guruge

This is unprecedented!

We, the Brits, have never bestowed such an honor on any prior U.S. President. For that matter, to any Head of State.

Why just for Donald Trump?

I am NOT happy.

This is WRONG. Very wrong.

Trump, at best, should be treated like all other U.S. Presidents before him.

Click to ENLARGE and admire here. From CNN, of course. Google “Trump balloon” for many, many posts from around the world.

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by Anura Guruge