Tag Archives: April Fool’s

Another Awesome, Uplifting Story About Ultra High-Tech Cure For Some Types Of Blindness — You HAVE To Read.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the U.K. ‘Daily Mail’ story.


From above story.


This was from JUST 2-months ago. Click to access my post.


This is so inspiring, awesome and uplifting. Just great that talented engineers are doing so much to help the blind gain some sight. Way back, when I first joined IBM, in the mid-1970s, I tried to do my bit. But, that was nothing. Nothing like this. So, glad. So, happy. Being in total darkness cannot be much fun though these brave people tough it out. Just seeing some light and some shape, to begin with, has to be such a relief. Literally, light at the end of the tunnel.

Second great story in two months. We must be making strides. I am delighted. Savor. Share. Contemplate.


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by Anura Guruge

A Miraculous, Ultra High-Tech Cure For Some Types Of Blindness — You HAVE To Read.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” story.


This, quite literally, is mind-blowing. This is modern high-tech and medicine taken to unimaginable levels. Actually creating the images in the brain. If this was NOT mid-July you would think it was an April Fool’s prank. Please read … and be amazed. 


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When Easter Sunday Has Fallen On ‘April 1’, “April Fool’s Day” — Last Time Was 1956.

by Anura Guruge


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The sea change Gregorian calendar was introduced in October 1582.

Easter Sunday fell on April 1 two years later in 1584 — which, coincidentally, was also around the time the notion of “April Fool’s” kicked-in. One theory is that around this time, in France, the start of the New Year was moved from ‘April 1’ to ‘January 1’. Those who got confused by this move were referred to as April Fool’s. That, however, is one theory.

I have as yet not been able to work out why we get a 62-year gap … as between 1956 and 2018 and twice in prior years. The 68-year confounds me even further.

11-year gaps for such ‘movable holidays’ is common — the 11 having to do with the 7-day week and leap years every 4-years. As you can see we do get 11-year gaps quite often, just not the last time around. 35-year gaps are fairly common too.

But, 62- and 68-year are the LONGEST possible gaps for Easter.


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by Anura Guruge

Amazon’s Wi-Fi “Press To Order” ‘DASH’ Buttons Are Real — No April Fool’s Joke (Now 100+)

by Anura Guruge


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It has Wi-Fi inside. Wi-Fi setup using an Android or iOS APP. Neat.


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Amazon’s explanation as to how it works. It is there with each DASH button. Click to ENLARGE and study here.


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Click to ENLARGE and goggle. Copy this short URL to access Amazon page: goo.gl/KFq1uu


amazondashtrojanAmazon, intentionally or otherwise, announced these DASH buttons on March 31, 2015 — just ahead of April Fool’s Day. So many, including I, thought that it was meant to be an April Fool’s joke.

Not so. Appears that Amazon is very serious about them. Cute and clever. Makes sense. Not that we would ever need any. We are kind of better organized. But I have no issues with them, especially as an Amazon shareholder. Very innovative.

The DASH buttons are FREE after the 1st order. Yes, you get the $4.95 back when you click the button for the 1st time. How can YOU lose?

Way to go AMAZON. Am I glad I own Amazon shares? You betcha.

Now if they would combine Trojan orders with same day Drone delivery AMZN shares will get to $1,000/share.


by Anura Guruge


Visit ‘Funky Town’ On Google Maps On April 1, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


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Check it out. It is on Google Maps just for today —
April Fool’s Day.

Enjoy.


by Anura Guruge


Google Voice Search April Fool’s Treat — Can You Speak Welsh?

by Anura Guruge


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The longest town/village in Welsh is 58 letters long and is:
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.


Here it is on Google Maps.

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Click on map to check it out.


Activate Google voice and start saying it … slowly.

The Google logo above will start to change color IF you get it right as you go along.

You can practice here, if you like, BEFORE you try it. Good luck.


by Anura Guruge


Google Trumps Amazon Delivery With Overnight Parachute Delivery, in California, From FedEx Planes.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access Google’s new, as of April 1, 2016, “Google Express”.


As an Amazon shareholder I am not amused. Amazon should have seen this coming.


by Anura Guruge


Adobe Lightroom’s New ‘Ansel-O-Matic’ Filter Introduced April 1, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


'Ansel-O-Matic' filter in Adobe Lightroom

Click to access YouTube video by Adobe showing how this ‘Ansel-O-Matic’ filter is best used.


Way COOL. Much more impressive than the ‘Monochrome’ filter in my cameras. Only problem, I don’t have Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Photoshop. 


by Anura Guruge


April Fool’s 2016 Google Doodle, But Only In Tiny European Slavosk, Birthplace Of The Tradition.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access the Google Doodle.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.

Only shown, in Slavosk.

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Last Google Doodles:
>> 2016 1st Day of Spring (Northern).
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2016 ICC World Twenty20.

**** Check Category ‘Google Doodle’ (sidebar) for other Doodles >>>>


by Anura Guruge


It Would Be Wrong To Move On To Easter WITHOUT Giving A Nod To The Ingenious, Convention Flouting Tesla Watch — Model W.

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++++ Search ‘Fool‘ for a boatload of April Fool’s posts from 2015 and prior years  —>>> (sidebar)


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I love it — and that is BEFORE my patriotism as a Brit kicks in.

Yes, it is a tad clunky but I think I would cope.

Alas I think, given that it is from Tesla, that it would be WAY beyond my pay grade.
Alas.

I can’t even afford an Apple Watch.