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Boris Johnson Pityfully Panders To Donald Trump By Aping His Ultra-Long Tie.

by Anura Guruge


From September 24, 2019, meeting in New York during U.N. General Assembly. From YouTube. Google to your heart’s content.


Trump!

What is he trying to hide?

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Boris KNEW Better.

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This is SAD, very sad, but it was not a good day for Boris Johnson. So, I guess he felt that he had kowtow to the BIG BOSS — the only one in power of power on his side.

I used to like Boris. Not sure what is happening to him. This long tie affectation is not going to help him, and no, it does not hide his growing and inescapable pudge. He is looking and acting like Trump by the day. I guess he can’t make up his mind whether he wants to be like Churchill or Trump — and NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO: Trump in NO WAY looks, acts, thinks like Dear Winston. Plus Trump doesn’t drink. Dear Winston would be, rightly, appalled.

Ah, poor Boris. He really does know better.

This is so sad.


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With The New ‘Venu’ Garmin Makes Its First Foray Into AMOLED Displays, With 50% Higher Resolution.

by Anura Guruge


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All images from garmin.com





I had given you a head-up on the Venu a few weeks ago, but I had no idea what the specs were going to be. Now, we know.

It, other than in terms of physical size/weight, DISPLAY TYPE and battery life, is IDENTICAL to the also new Vivocative 4 — albeit the Venu $50 more expensive. See 2nd image above, from Garmin, when you do their COMPARE and ask just for the ‘differences’.

The BIG breakthrough is the AMOLED touchscreen display with a 390×390 resolution, a full 50% higher resolution than on other recent Garmins, including the new Fenix 6. That is BIG. Wow. A 50% increase in screen resolution. The watch face is Garmin’s ‘old’ 1.2″ standard (as in say Fenix 5 Plus) rather than the new 1.3″ as in Fenix 6 & VA4. Also 20mm strap, as in Fenix ‘S’ models rather than the 22mm strap.

I gather, however, that this takes a heavy toll on battery life and it is difficult to keep it in ‘Always On’ mode. Garmin’s stated battery life (above) would indicate (to I) about a 24-hour battery life with 3-4 hours of music and 1.5 hours of GPS. I could just about get by with that, but it would be frustrating.

Garmin has added a LOT of high-end functionality into the Venu & Vivoactive 4: viz., Pulse Ox, Body Battery, respiration tracking, advanced sleep monitoring, music, Garmin Pay, fall detection etc. So, that is a LOT of smartwatch for the $399 price. Much better than anything that Fitbit offers — from what I can see. I am glad. I am a longtime Garmin shareholder. SMILE.

While the Vivoactive 4 is available now, the Venu is slated for Garmin’s infamous 5-8 weeks. That is not good. I will keep an eye on that for you.


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by Anura Guruge

I Was Wrong About Trump’s Ultra-Long Ties — They Were NOT Freudian In The Phallic Sense.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access my September 2016 post.


Click to access original from the “W Magazine”.


The New Book.


Click to access original from ‘Philly.com’.


Well, well, well.

Chris Christie explains what it is all about.

Yes, it is definitely size related, but not size in a Freudian sense.

Trump thinks long ties make you look THINNER.

Wow. What a clown? Nothing short of a drastic diet will make Trump look thinner. As for Chris Christie. Come on?

A long tie. These two fatsos are crazy.


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Conclave Sizes Since Sixtus V, in 1586, Set Max. College Size to 70 & Then John XXIII Nixing That.

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The last two conclaves, the ones in 2013 & 2005, both had 115 electors.

The prior two conclaves, 50 days apart in 1978, both had 111 electors — though it was NOT the same 111 cardinals.

Quite the coincidence.


I had been wondering whether we ever had a ‘full-house’ conclave, i.e., 70 between 1586 and John XXIII, and 120 after Paul VI (#263).

I (obviously) knew that the 2005 conclave with 115 was the largest. So, I knew we had yet to hit the 120. Was not sure about the 70. Appears that we could have had 70 in Dec. 1565 and then in 1669. There were 70 cardinals ‘around’ the time of the sede vacante. But, we never did get 70 attending a post Sixtus V, pre. John XXIII conclave. We had two 66s in the 17th century. We also had one with 34 cardinals. So when I hear folks say that the pope doesn’t want to see the numbers electors fall below 100 — it makes me chortle. Per that metric we can afford to go down to 59.

So here is the chart. Enjoy.


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2016 Laconia “NH Pumpkin Festival”, October 22, Pictures — In The Rain!

by Anura Guruge


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Attribution WILL be enforced.

We were there around 1:30pm in a slight drizzle.
Left soon after when the rain started getting heavy.





The weather, i.e., rain, was a definite issue. We tried to get there in between the squalls.

It was NOWHERE AS CLOSE to being as big, dynamic and exciting as it was last year. Forget when it was in Keene. That is like trying to compare Watermelons with lemons!

Tower, which had been moved from its location last year, seemed shorter. I could be wrong.

Nowhere even close to being a Guinness Book record. {SMILE}.

But the rain definitely was a damper. 22mph winds expected in Laconia tonight. Take care. 


Pictures taken with my Nikon P900.


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Trump’s Insistence Of Wearing Ultra-Long Ties Is A Sure Sign That He Is Insecure About His Size.

by Anura Guruge


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Do you own Googling and check it out. I have been wearing ties for over 40 years.


Trump!

What is he trying to hide?

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Forget about the size of his hands.

Concentrate on the length of his ties.

He is a tall man. To wear them THIS LONG he has to have EXTENSIONS sewn onto them.

Yes, I do know my ties. I wear ties even today. I have been wearing ties since 1969. I was taught to tie my ties in Britain. And yes I do use a perfect, double Windsor.

Trump has insecurity issues.

The tie is supposed to POINT.

The tie is NOT supposed to COVER.


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Panasonic Lumix LX200 To Now Be Announced Soon — Well Ahead Of September Photokina 2016.

by Anura Guruge


Click here for ‘The New Camera‘ original from July 13, 2016.

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It is crazy that there is still confusion as to the sensor size and format. Of course it will be a Micro Four-Thirds. That is what the sensor format is on the Panasonic Lumix LX100 and Panasonic will not mess with that.

The big issue is whether the LX200, in contrast to the LX100, will ever use the full-size of the sensor.

Interesting that they have brought forward the announcement date. They probably don’t want the Pentax K-70 full disclosure on July 15, 2016 to steal too much thunder given that both cameras will be in the same price range.


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First Impressions Of A Fuji X-T1 Hours Ahead Of X-T2 Announcement.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. The Fuji X-T1 I rented. It is brand new. No clicks. This picture taken with my Fujifilm X-E2s.


Renting a Fuji X-T1 ahead of the X-T2 announcement so that I can get a feel of  a Fuji X-Tx (as opposed to the Fuji X-E2s I own) has to be the best decision I have made when it comes to my long and tortuous sojourn with cameras (for the last 2 years).

This is one of the problems of living in the sticks. There is no local camera store that I can go to that stocks ‘high end’ cameras, especially if they are not Canon or Nikon. I rented the X-T1 for a week, from Lumoid, and at the same time rented a Lytro ILLUM 40 for Devanee who thinks that this is the camera for her! So far, so good with the rental experience from Lumoid. Very friendly, very helpful and everything came as promised bar a missing SD card reader — which was no big deal since I have plenty (and they did send one with the Lytro).

Wow, I can’t get over how SMALL the X-T1 one is. I had just assumed that given its DSLR-like styling it would be bigger. This is quite the testament to mirrorless cameras. It is just fractionally bigger than the X-E2s or for that matter (just in terms of the body) to the Panasonic Lumix LX100. I never realized that the X-T1 was that small. That is good and bad. Great for travel and street photography BUT to be honest I like cameras with a bit more heft; the X-E2s supposed to be my ‘compact’. As such, that the X-T2 will be slightly bigger is good news.

The X-T1 is a joy to use in terms of the controls. Everything is there. You don’t really have to ever use the menus or look at the LCD for reading prior to shooting. This is exactly what I had been hoping. Everything is basically one-touch and all the dials and buttons appear to be just where you would want them to. Yes, having to unlock the ISO and shutter-speed dial is a pain — and I gather this will not be the case with the X-T2. So that is also good.

Took good pictures BUT in terms of image quality I would have to say it is on par with my X-E2s — which is to be expected since they share very similar specs. Well, the X-T2 changes that.

Wow! It gets HOT. I can appreciate why they want to FIX overheating issues on the X-T2. I didn’t shoot any videos and neither did I use ‘burst mode’. Just shot 110 still images, fairly leisurely. But after about 70 shots I could feel the HEAT emanating from the camera! I have never experienced that. Towards the end it was noticeably HOT. Yikes.

Now that I have used a X-T1 I am more convinced than ever that I will love the X-T2. In terms of direct-control the X-T2 will continue to be the camera of my dreams.

Right now I only have one reservation and it is major. Autofocus performance. Though direct-control is important my overriding criteria is image quality (IQ) and for me IQ starts, most of the time, with razor sharp focus. Soft images just leave me cold. And that is an issue. The X-E2s has not impressed me overly in terms of autofocus. From what I can see the X-T2, though it will be better, is not going to be stellar. And I am NOT willing to compromise on the next camera I buy — did that a few times already. So I will be reading the reviews real carefully to see what they have to say about the X-T2 autofocus. In the meantime I am going to try and rent a Nikon D500 for a week or two. Looks like that is doable though the rental prices are not as attractive as they were for the X-T1 (given, of course, the price difference).

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The Lytro ILLUM 40 MP Rental.


This is a BIG, heavy camera. Actually it is huge and cumbersome. It is all lens and funny angles (including the battery). It has no appeal to I. The polar opposite of what I am looking for in terms of direct-control. And I don’t have the patience or time to do all the mandatory post-processing. Devanee, last I saw, was still struggling with the software. I will let you know what she found.


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‘Camera Labs’ Point and Shoot Comparison — An Analysis.

Taken with Sony RX100 II

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I like ‘Camera Labs‘ and I follow the editor Gordon Laing on Twitter.

Last week I saw that he had done this post on “Best point and shoot camera” with “Gordon’s favourite compact camera right now: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III

Here is a ‘thumbnail’. Click on it, or the link above, to access Gordon’s original post.

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I have no issues with his choice or his picks. I had myself just got a Sony RX100 II (from BuyDig) after convincing myself that I could not really justify the III or the IV because this was really my 2nd camera — the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 (for now) my main.

What surprised me with the choices was the wide variety. Yes, if you carefully read through Gordon’s words you would pick up on SENSOR SIZE and max. resolution. But it occurred to me that I would like to see a real side-by-side comparison of these 12 cameras per the CRITERIA that I look for in a camera (these days).

Per my new regime following the publication of my last book, I do not work on any new books on Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Those 3 days are for me to mess around with my other interests. So yesterday, Saturday, I devoted some time (maybe an hour) to spreadsheet these 12 cameras. It was fun and educational for me.

So here is that spreadsheet (and those you know me know that I live by spreadsheets and I create spreadsheets at the drop of a hat).


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So what struck me the most?

sensorszie2323I am BIG into Sensor Size because in the end, push-comes-to-shove, there is only so much you can do about trying to violate the laws of physics. Bigger sensors will always give you a better resolution image, especially in low light conditions, than a smaller sensor. I have this ‘sensor size’ image, from Wikipedia, handy at all times when I am looking at cameras just to keep me straight. These days I will not consider a camera with a sensor less than 1″.

So only 4 of the 12 cameras suggested by Gordon have sensors 1″ or greater (that being the ‘Four Thirds’ by Panasonic). That has to be taken into account, first and foremost, with any camera comparison. Otherwise you will not be comparing apples with oranges you will be comparing oranges with coconuts.

Megapixels per se don’t bother me that much since I don’t print posters, but I do like to see what the Maximum Resolution is. I really am not fond of cameras that can’t get me close to 5000x3x00.

BUT my next BIGGEST factor is maximum aperture, bearing in mind that none of these cameras offer constant max. aperture. A max. aperture of 3.5 or 3.6, though, of course, ‘livable’ is not great. Having a 1.7/1.8 max aperture cameras against cameras that are at 3.6 is unfair — and the consumer should be warned.

Then there is max. ISO. A max. 1600 or even 3200 camera in 2015/2016 is SAD. Again this should be highlighted.

Two of these cameras, viz. Canon SX60 HS & Nikon L840, maybe even three, i.e., Panasonic LX100, are not exactly compact. Yes, you can see it in the pictures but a heads up should be in order.

Then there is the price. The average price of these 12 cameras is $398. As such the Sony RX100 III is MORE THAN DOUBLE the average price! No wonder it is the top dog! So a BIG variation in price.

Based on MY spreadsheet I would contend that the Canon G7X or G9X would be a BETTER option, especially if price is a factor — PROVIDED you are not wedded to an EVF.

Again, this was primarily for me to understand how these cameras stacked up. But once I did it I was NOT going to NOT share it with YOU.


Winner Of The World’s First Vagina Beauty Contest Is British. YES!

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Click to ENLARGE and enjoy here. Tells you about UK winner. Use link below to access original.

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There is as you will see if you read either of the stories or watch the YouTube a purpose for this contest. It was not all for titillation and salaciousness. They were looking for MODELS. And that makes sense.

As I did comment on this post to do with the “30 foot Wall of Vaginas”, vaginas do come in very different shapes, sizes, looks and configurations — and that is just in terms of external appearance. I am by no means an expert given I have only seen one or two at most (and at this point my wife Deanna, if she reads this, will scream at me) but I do know that some vaginas are definitely more attractive (and as such aesthetically more appealing) than others. I am not going to go into this (and I assure you that no pun was intended there) but there are some …

Anywho. Check it out.