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The new calendar decade starts in year 2021.

Dear internet people who flunked basic math. Counting starts at 1. The first decade of the Gregorian calendar started with year 1. The second decade started with year 11. The 203rd decade of the Gregorian calendar starts in year 2021. When asked about the dispute, Rick Fienberg of the American Astronomical Society says he doesn't think his group has adopted an official position on the matter — but he adds, "History is clear: Because there was no Year Zero, the…

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The Lens You Already Have

Asahi Pentax Spotmatix SP II, Camera, Old Thing, Memories

Roger’s Rants: My Canon/Nikon Mirrorless Camera Unfanboy Opinion by Roger Cicala (LensRentals Blog) I’ve gotten about 632 texts and emails over the last couple of weeks. About half of them are “I’m a Nikon / Canon shooter. Should I preorder a Z / RF camera?” My answer is generally no. The reason is simple; unless you just have to play with the new technology and have money to burn, wait until the 2nd generation when the prices are way lower,…

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PG-13 Violence and Kids

Bhavana and I took the kids to see Jurassic World a few weeks ago. The film is rated PG-13 — these are movies appropriate for kids over 12 — but we both noticed how many younger kids was attending the film with their parents. We had a few pre-K kids in our session. His mother had to keep "shushing" him during the movie because he kept asking questions; loudly. The film has dinosaurs eating people and tearing them to bloody…

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There will be no diabetes cure in my life time

WHY!?? As I read this article by Riva Greenberg in the Huffington Post, I became outraged. That state of affairs in the fundamental technology that I use to manage my diabetes is appalling. So while manufacturers keep adding bells and whistles to meters, and we’re on the launchpad for an artificial pancreas — where accuracy will be even more critical — why don’t I have a meter that gives me an accurate reading of my blood sugar? Yes! WHY!!!!!! I…

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Newark / @element14 and my @Raspberry_Pi

Newark / element14 Customer Service SUCK! Interesting challgneing I have getting my Raspberry Pi which I ordered from +Newark / element14 on March 12th, 2012. I received an email update in April advising me that they had remove the promised ship date of May and that I find out more at their web site. I read that and I noted that while no firm ship dates were promised (my order is still listed as back ordered) they did make this…

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