Daily Archives: April 30, 2020

How Would YOU Solve This ‘AARP’ Brain Teaser?

by Anura Guruge

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It was in this month’s AARP magazine.

I am sharing it with YOU because YOU are too young to qualify for an AARP membership. But, thought this would intrigue you.

I expected that the answer would be convoluted, BUT not to this extent.

Well, spend a few minutes looking at it ….

I won’t tease or torture YOU.

This was there answer. Click here to see it. It is ‘OK’. It is a hidden page on THIS blog. SMILE.

So, what did YOU think?

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by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — April 30, 2020.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

daffodils Anura Guruge Google Pixel 4

The also rans:

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Suunto Watches, Bar The ‘Wear OS’ ‘7’, Hit By A ‘Wrong Weekday’ Bug.

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access Suunto post — on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.


If this happened to I, I would not be amused. Strange bug. Obviously software, but in the calendar software. Usually bugs in calendar software gets picked up during beta testing.

Good to KNOW. I will now be even MORE hesitant about getting a Suunto watch — and right now, coincidentally, or otherwise they are having a 50% sale.

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by Anura Guruge

Sri Lanka’s Draconian COVID-19 Lockdown & Curfew — Justifiable Or Overkill?

by Anura Guruge

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Click to ENLARGE. Headline from today — PLUS two of MY posts re. Sri Lanka & China. Just search for them on the block. Shouldn’t be hard to find.

Yes, of course, absolutely bloody brilliant. WOW. Who would have thought.

Just 7 deaths — though, of course, even ONE death is too much.

They, especially the government & health professionals deserve much kudos & applause for this superhuman achievement.

Left the developed countries in the dust by quite a FEW orders of magnitude.

Yes, the numbers may not be fully accurate. But, I doubt whether, worst case, it is off by much more than say 1/100th. So, maybe 64,900 cases & 700 deaths. That is still absurdly low.

Until last night, when a cousin living in Sri Lanka, who happens to be a doctor, told me the details, I was NOT aware of the draconian lockdown & curfew.

They shut down all ‘ports’ — inbound & outbound. Not just passengers, goods as well.

It has been FORTRESS SRI LANKA for over a month.

They sure managed to keep the virus in check. BRAVO.

But, but, but … was it worth it?

At WHAT a huge cost?

I am sure that they will study this at Harvard, in years to come, as a Case Study. Was it the right thing to do?

Yes, when they started the lockdown, they, obviously, did not know what the infection & death rates were going to be.

But, the unintended consequences! WOW.

It, of course, has decimated the economy and the economy was already in BAD SHAPE following the tourist slump post the Easter 2019 ‘incident’.

People will DIE because of poverty!

This is sad. This is BAD.

Yes, of course, this being Sri Lanka there is dirty politics involved!

And China.

China will gain even more control.

All in all, I do not think this is good.

But, I am NOT an expert and I have no skin in the game.

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by Anura Guruge