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3D Printed Bikinis Made Out Of Plastic! Said To Be Comfortable. Will We See Them On Lake Winnipesaukee?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


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by Anura Guruge


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1. Going ‘topless’ in NH … — May 8, 2013.
2. String bikinis for Lake Winnipesaukee

>>May 22, 2013.


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I saw this on ‘MarketWatch’ … where it was, quite rightly, presented as a financial story. Then I had to, of course, Google. Click to access WSJ/MarketWatch coverage.

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Kind of a coincidence. Devanee came home on Friday with a (plastic) nut & bolt fabricated on a 3D printer. It has been ‘Careers Day‘ at school and some folks from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (which is actually mainly in Maine) had showed up with 3D Printers. She was all ga-ga about 3D printing. I don’t blame her. I have been ‘thinking’ about 3D printers. They are definitely ‘affordable’ now — though I KNOW that the price of the ‘ink’ (as with all printers) is what will bankrupt me (though that is unlikely to happen since I am fiscally more responsible and smarter than your common or garden Alton elected officials who appear to have made a pastime, of late, of declaring bankruptcy).

Of course the first thing I thought about, going back to the fundamental precepts of ex-Fidelity, ex-Magellan Peter Lynch, was to think about buying stock in 3D Printer companies. [Yes, I owned Magellan for about 20 years starting in 1986. The 1st Mutual Fund (as opposed to UK Unit Trusts) that I bought — thanks to a very smart guy who ‘worked’ for me. This was the 1st year I was in the U.S. (on my 2nd time around). I didn’t have any U.S. investments. This guy, David Shaffer, was a financial genius. One day he gave me a small piece of paper and said here are the first 5 mutual funds you should buy in the U.S. Magellan was at the top of that list. Thank YOU, David. Thank YOU, Peter).

Then I saw this post on MarketWatch in late January — “3-D printer stocks fall sharply led by 3D Systems“. So I haven’t done anything — not that I had any disposable money to buy any stock around that time. But now I will have to keep an eye on these stocks again. What would be perfect is if I can make enough money on the stocks to self-fund a printer and THE INK. Stay tuned.

IF I see any 3D printed bikinis around Lake Winnipesaukee I will let you know.


Did YOU Know That New Hampshire Has A ‘Curious George Cottage’ Set Up By The Creators Of The Character?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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It is in Waterville Valley. We haven’t been to Waterville in a decade. So that would explain why we didn’t know about this.

I happened to stumble upon it because I saw in the NH Liquor Store magazine that there was wine tasting.
I checked out the wine tasting I was feeling a bit parched and found that it was at this center!

We now plan to go check it out — with or without the wine.

The Math Museum In New York City. On My List. Looks Way Cool. Has To Be Better Than Their Sex Museum.

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Related posts:
>> Currier Museum Of Art in Manchester, NH — May 7, 2012.
>> Manchester, NH, Science Museum — Mar. 2, 2013.



One of my manifold foibles is that I am an unashamed museum junkie. I will gladly tour any and all museums. My favorite destination in any city that I visit — and has been for most of my life, starting quite young.

Yes, I have also been rather lucky. I have visited the Hermitage (in Leningrad/St. Petersburg), the Louvre (over 40 times), the d’Orsay (the week that it opened), the Getty (in its first year) — not to mention museums in Amsterdam, Denmark, Belgium, Albany, Chicago, NY, D.C., Boston, Manchester, Colombo, Male, London etc. etc.

I heard about this unique, the first (and only) of its kind Math Museum in New York on a Sunday morning TV show, while I was brushing my teeth. I knew at once that we had to go. So we might have to make a trip to NY this Summer just to visit the museum. We haven’t been to NYC since April of 2011 — so it is time. I am a great believer that one must visit NYC at least once a year to see how the rest of the world lives.

I am also rather partial to math. One of my regrets was that I was never good at the esoteric stuff. Yes, I did calculus, applied mathematics, pure mathematics and even analogue computing at College level — both for my B.Sc. and M.Sc. But, I knew I had hit my ceiling. I have been privileged to be associated with some true, genuine, bona fide math genii. I dedicated my latest Kindle book to one of them:

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I even had a few such genii working for me! One of them, was a New Zealander with a Ph.D., in pure mathematics, from Cambridge. I would tell him daily that I was embarrassed to be his boss, because intellectually I was a dwarf compared to him. We hooked up recently on LinkedIn. He, as it should be, is now a Professor of Mathematics — rather than working in IT. He told me recently that I was the best boss he ever had. That made my day.

Anyway, this is on my list. Devanee will probably freak out since she doesn’t like math, though she claims she does.


Deanna and I visited this museum, shortly after it was open, c. 2003 – 2004. It was flaccid. There was no titillation of any sort. They had to have improved it since.

Dynamic Ceramic in Gilford, NH

by Anura Guruge

We went to Dynamic Ceramic in Gilford, at their new location, yesterday, October 10, 2011. As ever it was fun and to me a blast-from-the-past.

In the last 1990s I used to go there often with my then young son — who is now 19. He made at least a dozen pieces, some large and intricate like a working lighthouse. We still have most of the pieces. A ‘mom-and-pup’ Golden Retriever piece he made for me, given my known penchant for Goldens, still sits on my desk, underneath my main monitor (even as I write this post).

This time around I took my 11 year old and the 5 year old — yesterday being the 11 year old’s birthday. (Yes, she was 10 on 10-10-10 and made the local paper). I am glad I went. The owner, Cindi, is still the same and as helpful as ever. Yes, prices have gone up over the years. But, most likely we will start going back — but probably not as often as we did in the 90s.

Cheers,