Daily Archives: April 15, 2020

Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN) Steps In As Naked-Eye Candidate C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) Fizzles.

by Anura Guruge

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A brand new comet, discovered in March 2020 — hence the ‘2020 F’ (6th half-month of 2020).

SWAN denotes that it was found by the Solar Wind ANisotropies (SWAN) instrument of the SOHO spacecraft studying the Sun.

Its perihelion date is May 27, 2020.

It could become naked-eye visible in a few weeks. I will keep YOU posted. Promise.

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by Anura Guruge

Selfies My Way — The Nepali Look, April 15, 2020.

by Anura Guruge

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Yes, you are free to steal these pictures.

Bought this Nepali waistcoat, over a month ago, when we were in New Port, Rhode Island. There was a real cool Nepali shop on Thames St.

This was the first time I got to wear. I like it — and that is all that matters. As some of you know, I really do NOT care what others think of I. SMILE.

I wanted to share it with you. Perfect for today. I like waistcoats. I think this one will get a fair amount of use over the next few weeks. SMILE.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — April 15, 2020.

by Anura Guruge

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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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halfmoon lake peekaboo Anura Guruge Google Pixel 4

The also rans:

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Death Rates Vary Significantly By State — New Hampshire Doing Quite Well.

by Anura Guruge

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One thing is obvious. Death rate is higher when a State gets inundated.

That explains New York.

People are dying because they are not getting adequate care. Scary.

I am semi-numerate and could tell, at a glance, when it appears on TV, that the New Hampshire death rate was WAY BELOW that of New York. Drove me crazy that nobody was showing the percentages. So, I did it. I didn’t do it for all the States. Hence the gaps … indicated by black rows.

States with low cases — for now — have less deaths because they have the resources to treat the patients better. Pretty self-evident.

So. Thought you might find this interesting.

These numbers STILL REALLY mean NOTHING
since they are CONTINGENT
on the % of people TESTED.

They are ONLY meaningful IF enough people are tested.

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by Anura Guruge