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Quote of the day

“Tragically, our nation has now, for the second time in a few years, seen a president afflicted with Alzheimer’s. Bill Clinton’s fabled memory has broken down. During his August 17, 1998 grand jury testimony, it failed him dozens of times.  It’s a shame, because he really needs his memory now. He’s been the victim of […]

Thought for the day

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This woman found her map

The name of this blog is “Searching for Accurate Maps”. The original inspiration for that name was something said by Catherine Austin Fitts: “we need accurate maps in order to plot a safe course in this world”, or something like that, that’s not an exact quote. But it caught my imagination and I thought how […]

Happy Cherry Blossom viewing

This year, it was wet and windy and cold for much of the cherry-blossom season. I managed to get a few photos towards the end. Help yourself. (Click on image to see larger version.) Please check out Nara resident Stardust English Talk’s photo blog whose photos are much better than mine.         […]

Successfully downgraded my ipad2 from iOS8!

First day of class. Plug in my iPad and get ready to show my presentation. My iPad is projected successfully onto the big screen, then…. blank! And an error message: “device not supported on this iPad”. What “device”? Fiddling with the connections does no good. Abort the project. Initiate Plan B. Apparently, I’m not the only […]

Dropbox Cuts Pricing And Adds Great Sharing Features

I’ve been a Dropbox user for several years now. I rely on it more and more, and use USB thumb-drives less and less. Dropbox has a referral system which gives you 500MB for each referral who joins and installs Dropbox, up to a max of 16GB (if you join after clicking the link above, I’ll […]

James Garner – R.I.P.

James Garner, April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014. Here’s an obituary in Britain’s The Daily Mirror. And here he is in the last movie he acted in: not perhaps a great movie, but an interesting story; the lead is appropriately annoying and the little girl is delightful. Interesting dialogue, too. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYTviP_VieQ#t=6859 I recommend the following […]

The Moment Now

Prem Rawat teaches us that people live in two minutes: the minute that just happened and the minute that’s on its way. The past and the future. He teaches us to live in the third minute, which is the here and the now; how to just appreciate being alive. Find out more at www.wopg.org httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yd5QG8vXqc […]

“We just got wired into the system”

You may soon get a call from your doctor if you’ve let your gym membership lapse, made a habit of picking up candy bars at the check-out counter or begin shopping at plus-sized stores. That’s because some hospitals are starting to use detailed consumer data to create profiles on current and potential patients to identify […]

Successful removal of rods from #4 SFP now up to 48%

Successful removal of rods from Fukushima’s #4 SFP now up to 48%. Spent fuel rods 726 (out of 1331); new (unused) fuel rods 22/202. 34 trips. This is a crucial and tricky operation. A lot of things have to work properly for it to be successful, despite the fact that under normal situations it is […]