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Hats Off To Our Dean Kamen For Helping Out With Coronavirus COVID-19 Relief — This In The Form Of PPEs.

by Anura Guruge


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Dean is a GOOD MAN.

I have known of his philanthropic work for decades. Two of my kids have been very involved with his invention/robotics initiatives.

So, I was glad to see that Dean was helping out in these times of need. In this instance he didn’t dig into his very deep pockets. That is OK. He helped in other ways.

I have no worries re. Dean. He will be generous, with money, when he sees fit.

For now just applaud him for what he has done.


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‘Bob 319’ Robotics End-Of-Season Dinner, ‘Prospect Mountain High School’ (Alton, NH) — June 14, 2019.

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Prospect Mountain High School’sBob 319robotics team (which includes Devanee) had another bumper year, winning many titles in competitions far-and-wide, and being the runners-up in their national competition in Detroit — in April.

School is coming to an end, and the seniors like Devanee have graduated. So, this was the end-of-season congratulatory dinner for the team, all of its boosters, supporters, family and friends. It was a good night. Good and plentiful food. Everybody had fun with the night ending with a final demo of this years robot.


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‘Battle Of The Bay’ Robotics At ‘Prospect Mountain High School’ (Alton, NH), November 10, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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This is Devanee’s (18) third year on the “Prospect Mountain” “Bob (319)” team (with the orange sweatshirts). She is in charge of media relations.

This was the third ‘Battle of the Bay’ we have thus attended. They do a good job organizing it and a lot of people attend. It was fun. 


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‘Prospect Mountain High School’ (Alton, NH) Robotics Team Is Now In Detroit For ‘THE GLOBALS’

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This is a very BIG DEAL. “The Globals” is the World Cup of high school robotics. They are competing with teams from all over the WORLD. So, it was huge that this team from New Hampshire managed to make it. Appears that they are highly seeded and the coaches are ‘quietly confident’.

You can watch them here:

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‘Prospect Mountain High School’ (Alton, NH) Robotics Team Is Going To ‘The Globals’ And Needs Your Support.

by Anura Guruge


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So, they are going to ‘The Globals‘ in Detroit, Michigan, in April 2018. They were a ‘wild card’ favorite.

Going to ‘The Globals‘ is an expensive proposition and they need to raise a fair amount of money. So, if you can help, that would be much appreciated.

Go visit the page and look around. The video is fun.


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‘Battle Of The Bay’ Robotics At ‘Prospect Mountain High School’ (Alton, NH), November 11, 2017.

by Anura Guruge


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This is Devanee’s (17) second year on the “Prospect Mountain” “Bob (319)” team (with the orange sweatshirts). She is in charge of media relations.

This was the second ‘Battle of the Bay’ we have thus attended — we also having gone to last year’s. It was fun. 


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‘Prospect Mountain High School’ (Alton) ‘Bob 319’ Robotics Team Visits Alton Rotary Club.

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Alton’sProspect Mountain High School‘, ‘Bob 319‘ robotics team representatives visiting the Alton Rotary Club for a presentation. They are holding up some of the awards they have won of late.

Their next big event is on November 11, 2017 in Alton — at the High School.

Yes, that is Devanee right in the middle in glasses.


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Dilapidated Caboose In Merrimack, New Hampshire — June 3, 2017.

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Went to Merrimack High School for a robotics meet. This was by the approach road.

Shame. In real bad condition. The springs on the boogie are being held up with pieces of wood. Not sure it can be restored — or whether it is worth the effort. Appears that it was used as an advertising hoarding at some point because there is a — now empty — sign at the top, which would not have been part of the original caboose.

Just wanted to share it with you.


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‘Prospect Mountain High School’ (Alton) “Battle Of The Bay” Robotics, November 12, 2016

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Devanee (16) is on the “Prospect Mountain” “Bob (319)” team. She is in charge of media relations and was walking around all day with her Canon T3i around her neck. But, she wanted ME to take some pictures — especially of the pigs (one of my specialties). So, I did. It was fun. I had never been to one of these. So I wasn’t sure what to expect. The Nikon, at ISO 6400, is a bit noisy. But, I know what to plan for if I go to another event.



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All the pictures taken with my Nikon P900.


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Al Gore ‘The Future’ Book Signing In Concord, NH: What I Learned.

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Anura Guruge


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These were the main things I learned from yesterday’s ‘The Future‘ book signing in Concord. My overall sentiment was one of profound sadness: credibility compromised for commercialism.

Al Gore, though BAM was hoping he would only speak for 20 minutes, spoke for 30 minutes. BAM only permitted four questions from the audience, randomly (or they said) picked. I actually learned quite a bit from one of the questions. I will point that out.

So here, in very pithy form, are my takeaways, from yesterday, more or less in the order they registered in my brain. I did not take notes.



>> :: Privacy :: Dictionary.com places 243 cookies on your computer to track your Web surfing trends.
[Since I do use Dictionary.com, with increasing annoyance with their blatant intrusions, I checked this as soon as I got back. He was right. It might be 230 cookies, but they are using me as a cookie jar. I had it on my bookmark toolbar. I deleted it. I will not use it again. I replaced it with Wicktionary. Not the same, but will do. Plus, it will force me to do something that I have been remiss in doing for the last couple of years: reaching down and picking up my beloved ‘Oxford Concise Dictionary’. Thank You, Al Gore.]

>> :: Privacy :: The U.S. Government is currently spending billions developing a system that vacuums up ALL of our electronic transactions, including e-mails, Tweets and posts so that they can be electronically analyzed, if needed, to check what we have said and done in the past.
[I did not check this, but I know that this has been talked about. I have always assumed that all of this data was captured and stored. I have known, since the 1970s, that all phone calls to/from the U.S. were recorded and stored. So, to me this is nothing new. I always work under the assumption that Big Brother is watching me.]

>> :: Wealth Inequality :: 6 descendents of the two Walton brothers who created Walmart are worth more than the 100 million Americans at the very bottom of the wealth pyramid; so 6 = 100,000,000.
[I wasn’t shocked. I checked. It is on Wikipedia. Yes, these 6 are worth [albeit per the vagaries of the Walmart stock price], $102.7 BILLION (B).]

>> :: Genetic Engineering & Shift In World Power :: China is spending billions on genetic engineering, even working on ways to change the IQs of unborn babies. Al thinks that China or India will overtake the U.S. in the future as the #1 superpower. He thinks later than sooner.
[I am not surprised. I think the shift will occur sooner than what Al thinks. Just keep an eye on China’s space program.]

>> :: Global Warming :: We are now releasing the equivalent of 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs per day, 365 days per year, in terms of burnt hydrocarbon energy into the atmosphere each day.[I looked it up. But Gore is the ultimate hypocrite. That ‘The Future’ is in hardcover only proves that. I do NOT believe that global warming, if true, is due to humans! I also now know that the Earth is losing MASS. That is a much bigger issue and most, including Gore, don’t even know about it, let alone understand it. I will talk about it here, soon.]

>> :: Bloody China :: This was from the 1st Question asked yesterday:: China is spending $2xx million a year processing ivory!
[I checked. There appears to be a basis — same as the Philippines that I have railed about on my Pope blog. We can’t boycott China and I shudder because I do have some Chinese in me: my fraternal grandmother was 25% Chinese. Maybe after Chinese New Year I will stop eating Chinese, especially now that I have dramatically cut back on carbs.]

>> :: Global Warming :: Lakes Huron and Michigan are at their lowest known levels.
[True.]

>> :: Robots Running The World :: Robots will soon be able to create new robotic capabilities.[Yes, and pigs will fly. I do know some about AI. I have dabbled in AI for 4 decades. No, we have yet to make that pivotal AI breakthrough to impart self-learning and creativity into machines.]