Saturday, December 9, 2017

FREE Preview-Hollywood Suite movies-until 5 Jan 2018

I am enjoying FREE Preview on Rogers cable tv - until 5 Jan 2018 - of  Hollywood Suite movies

4 channels of of uncut and commercial-free movies from 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s

This FREE Preview is also available on Bell/Aliant cable/Fibe tv as well as many other tv providers.

You can see list of tv providers & channel numbers at the following webpage:


https://hollywoodsuite.ca/freepreview/

https://hollywoodsuite.ca/

@hollywoodsuite 



Thursday, November 16, 2017

Video-Humanoid Robot does amazing Jumps & Backflips

Video - Humanoid Robot does amazing Jumps & Backflips

Even the best gymnasts sometimes miss out on having successful landings, so it's not really surprising that after performing backflips with ease, the robot messes up a landing.


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be sure to watch to the end of the video. It seems that even robots need practice, as one of its attempts at a backflip saw it completely scuff the landing and go barreling into the box it jumped from.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRj34o4hN4I&feature=youtu.be

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot can now do unbelievably good backflips
Quartz Media
Mike Murphy
16 Nov 2017

https://qz.com/1131930/softbanks-boston-dynamics-has-an-atlas-robot-that-can-now-do-unbelievably-good-backflips/

website for Boston Dynamics - they have created many different robots

https://www.bostondynamics.com/robots

" Boston Dynamics builds advanced robots with remarkable behavior: mobility, agility, dexterity and speed."

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Video-"IT"S OKAY TO BE WHITE" poster campaign

Here is link to video created by MR OBVIOUS re the "IT'S OKAY TO BE WHITE" poster campaign.

Personally, I prefer "OK" rather than "OKAY" - not used to seeing it written as "OKAY".

However, it is important that ALL participants use the EXACT SAME text - no more - no less - on posters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVFvkqM4Zdo

Twitter:       @MrObviousTalks


 





Tuesday, October 3, 2017

New Security protocol - Wynn Resort/Casino - Las Vegas

New Security protocol

Guests Scanned at the Wynn in Glimpse of Las Vegas’s Future

by Christopher Palmeri
Bloomberg
Posted:    October 2, 2017, 9:30 PM GMT-2:30
Updated: October 3, 2017, 9:31 AM GMT-2:30

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-03/guests-inspected-at-the-wynn-in-glimpse-of-las-vegas-s-future

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At entrances to the Wynn resort in Las Vegas on Monday afternoon, guards scanned visitors with metal-detector wands and inspected their bags, creating a 10-minute wait to get inside.
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The future of live events will likely include anti-sniper teams, metal detectors and better separation of audiences so they can be evacuated quickly and first responders can get in, said Ed Davis, Boston’s police commissioner from 2006 to 2013 and now a security consultant.
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Website for Wynn Resort/Casino

http://www.wynnlasvegas.com/

Video-Wade Haselden-Mandalay Bay-in room below shooter alerted police

Wade Haselden at Mandalay Bay hotel in room below shooter alerted Las Vegas police.


Article & Video of interview by Erin Edwards - WMBF news - at the following website:

South Carolina man staying at Mandalay Bay describes horrific attack
Posted:    Oct 02, 2017   3:58 PM NST
Updated: Oct 03, 2017 12:10 AM NST
By WMBF News Staff

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/36501951/south-carolina-man-staying-at-mandalay-bay-describes-horrific-attack

 Erin Edwards - BIO webpage at WMBF News

http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/35004177/erin-edwards

Facebook webpage for Erin Edwards
 
https://www.facebook.com/ErinEdwardsWMBF/


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Wonderful Children's show "Splash and Bubbles" on PBS

This morning, I  watched a wonderful TV show for children on PBS called "Splash and Bubbles" re marine creatures who live in Reeftown.  Adults can also enjoy it and learn re marine biology and oceanography.

This is the first time that I happened to see it.  I thought I'd tell you about it in case it is new to you as well. 
http://pbskids.org/splashandbubbles
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The is a very long list of reef characters at the wikipedia website:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splash_and_Bubbles
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an American computer-animated children's television series created by John Tartaglia. The series debuted on PBS Kids on November 23, 2016.  The series is produced using motion capture that blends with animatronic interfaces which enables the crew to make animation.
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Splash
and Bubbles follows a yellowback fusilier (though at times he and the narrator claim that he is a yellowtail fusilier), Splash, who settles in Reeftown after looking all over the ocean. He then befriends Bubbles, a mandarin dragonet, and the duo, along with friends Dunk and Ripple, explore the reef to venture and make new friends. Each episode also includes a documentary segment, Get Your Feet Wet, which features kids asking questions that are occasionally followed up by a musical number.
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https://www.henson.com/splash-and-bubbles.php

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Splash, Bubbles and their best friends Dunk and Ripple go on epic adventures, discovering marine biology and oceanography as they meet all kinds of “citizens of the sea.” With lots of play, comedy and music, these Reeftown Rangers explore the one big ocean we all share.
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https://www.henson.com/press-releases/2017/press-release-2017-03-28.php
 I have only quoted part of an interesting Press Release
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Created by John Tartaglia (Imaginocean, Johnny and the Sprites), Splash and Bubbles (80 x 11’) premiered in fall 2016 on PBS KIDS®, and encourage kids ages 4–7 to explore the diversity and spectacle of our natural undersea world. Through humorous characters and fun-filled storylines, supported by lively music with a Motown flair, children everywhere will want to learn more about our ocean and the diverse life teeming within it.

Developed with an advisory panel of top marine biologists, digital media innovators and preschool educators, Splash and Bubbles is produced using the Emmy Award-winning Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, a proprietary technology from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ that allows puppeteers to perform digitally-animated characters in real-time, enabling the animation to be more lifelike and spontaneous, resulting in a unique and fresh look that is unlike traditional CG.

Splash and Bubbles is produced by The Jim Henson Company (Dinosaur Train, Sid The Science Kid, Doozers) and Herschend Studios, the media arm of Herschend Enterprises (Dollywood, Harlem Globetrotters). Herschend Enterprises will support the series with broad-reaching location-based entertainment including a 4-D film with SimEx Iwerks Entertainment, live-shows and experiential attractions at theme parks, aquariums and other venues.

The series is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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Friday, July 21, 2017

Enjoying Learning German-FREE-at duolingo.com

I registered for  GERM 1000 - Elementary German I  - for this coming Fall term 2017-2018 at MUN (Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador) in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

I thought I'd learn a little German this summer so I went surfing on the Internet.

I am very happy that I found the duolingo.com website.
I use Norton anti-virus and Norton says it is a "Safe website".
It is FREE and I can confirm that it is a FUN way to spend some time each day.

You select how many minutes a day, you want to spend on your course.
I chose 15 minutes a day. You do not even have to do the full 15 minutes all at once. 
You can even do a few mins any time you want during the 24 hr day and continue later in the day, when you next want to spend some time on your language learning.
You will see an arc that shows how much of your goal you have achieved as you continue.
The idea is to learn a little new info and review what you have already learned each day faithfully to keep building what you know.
To keep you on track, you will get a reminder by email sometime during the day if you have not done your studying yet for that day.

There is a long list of  "Language Courses for English Speakers" at the following website:

https://www.duolingo.com/courses

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Personalized education
Everyone learns in different ways. For the first time in history, we can analyze how millions of people learn at once to create the most effective educational system possible and tailor it to each student.

Our ultimate goal is to give everyone access to a private tutor experience through technology.


Making learning fun.

It's hard to stay motivated when learning online, so we made Duolingo so fun that people would prefer picking up new skills over playing a game.

Universally accessible.


There are over 1.2 billion people learning a language and the majority are doing so to gain access to better opportunities. Unfortunately, learning a language is expensive and inaccessible to most.

We created Duolingo so that everyone could have a chance. Free language education – no hidden fees, no premium content, just free.

Duolingo is used by the richest man in the world and many Hollywood stars, and at the same time by public schools students in developing countries. We believe true equality is when spending more can't buy you a better education.
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I also really enjoy practicing with "Flash Cards" at the following website:
https://tinycards.duolingo.com/

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It is nice that you can click to hear pronunciation on both the duolingo and tinycard websites.  I often click several times before I am content that I understand the speech & I try to imitate it.

Also sometimes you have a choice of clicking to hear the sound at normal speed or you can click a turtle-like symbol to hear it at much slower speed.  I often click the slow speed several times before I can focus on the normal speed of speech.

Friday, June 30, 2017

CIA said no evidence of a SARIN attack by Syria


Read Pulitzer prize winning Seymour Hersh's article on the German newsite Welt re CIA said no evidence of  a SARIN attack by Syria

Trump‘s Red Line
by Von Seymour M. Hersh
Published: 25 June 2017

https://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article165905578/Trump-s-Red-Line.html

Watch powerful NRA video-The Clenched Fist of Truth

I am sure many people will remember when Charlton Heston was head of NRA and raised his rifle in the air & defiantly said, ``from my cold dead hands !``

Charlton Heston "My Cold DEAD Hands" NRA Speech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOJQFNOQqCY

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Watch Dana Loesch's powerful NRA public service 1 min TV spot, The Clenched Fist of Truth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOfLjGg5gP0

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Ocean's Garden-Children's book-whales,Giant Squid

I love the delightful children's book, The Ocean's Garden, written and illustrated, by Newfoundland author, Daniel Porter.

Children, ages 7-9 yrs old, can enjoy a good adventure story about 3 whales (Narwhal, Humpback & Beluga), a hermit crab & a giant squid and learn about the sea and its creatures.

The following is a review from the newspaper, The Evening Telegram:
"The Ocean's Garden is more than just a good read. Kids who read the book will learn about whales and the environment in which they live. They'll also find out how much nicer the world can be when there's co-operation and understanding and mutual respect. Plus, they'll learn just how effective laughter can be as a tool against unpleasantries. The story of the whales is essentially the story about family interaction."

This wonderful book can be purchased world-wide from the following website:

http://www.tidespoint.com/books/dporter.shtml




Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tip-Enjoy fresh cut flowers for weeks

Only put about 2 inches of water in your vase.
Then you can enjoy bouquets of fresh cut flowers for weeks.

That's enough water for the stems to drink.
People often fill their vases to within a few inches of the top.
Stems are not meant to be submerged.

I trim the stems at an angle every 2 or 3 days and change the water then.
As the stems get shorter, I move the flowers to another vase.
All my vases are clear plastic or clear glass so I can see the water level.
If your choice of flowers is more thirsty than mine -  just top-up the water level to about 2 inches as needed inbetween the days that you trim the stems and give vase all fresh water.

I hope you get as much enjoyment out of your flowers as I do.



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Read "I Dated Monica Lewinsky" by Jake Tapper-1998

Today I read the 1998 article "I Dated Monica Lewinsky" by Jake Tapper for the very first time.


I am glad to have read it and I recommend that other people also read it.  There has got to be lots of people - like me - who did not know this article existed.


I Dated Monica Lewinsky
Behind the tawdriest of headlines, there's a woman
I wouldn't mind bringing home to mom.
Washington City Paper
by Jake Tapper
30 January 1998


https://web.archive.org/web/20151211015947/http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/14334/i-dated-monica-Lewinsky

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Watching Musselman's Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute on ABC

I am watching the Musselman's Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute right now on ABC TV.


It is absolutely wonderful ! I especially enjoyed seeing their children.

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Hosted by Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi and three-time U.S. Champion Michael Weiss and featuring Scott Hamilton, Nancy Kerrigan, Paul Wylie, Kurt Browning, Todd Eldredge, Sinead Kerr-Marshall and John Kerr, Silvia Fontana and John Zimmerman, and Jodeyne Higgins and Sean Rice, performing alongside their talented children.

Special musical performance by country music duo Dan and Shay.
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You can also watch it on ABC online but it is only available within USA or its territories due to international rights agreements.

http://abc.go.com/movies-and-specials/musselmans-apple-sauce-family-skating-tribute

However, soon videos will probably appear on YouTube.
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Kurt Browning - website
http://www.kurtfiles.com/
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Kurt and his 9-year-old son Dillon skated at the Musselman's Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute on Sunday in Pittsburgh, ON. They did two numbers, one to "Barber of Seville", and one to "Elite Syncopations". Read more in my Family Skating Tribute review. Photos to come.
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The following is a very thorough review of the complete program covering names of children, songs skated to, and the performances of all the skaters.


Musselman's Family Skating Tribute - Pittsburgh, PA - Oct. 30, 2016
written by Tina
http://www.kurtfiles.com/reviews/familytribute16.php

Video-Pics-Mummers Parade-St John's, NL, Canada

Video & pics
Mummers gone wild! Creative disguises abound at annual parade in St. John's
Parade honours N.L tradition of mummering

by Andrew Sampson
CBC News 
Posted:       Dec 10, 2016 5:28 PM NT
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2016 8:12 AM NT


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/mummers-parade-st-johns-1.3891108


You can read about the history, traditions and festivals re Mummering at the following website:
http://www.mummersfestival.ca/

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Avoid fake news-use snopes.com & truthorfiction.com

Suggest you check info re fake news, rumours, hoaxes, or urban legends before posting, retweeting or emailing info that you read or videos that you view on the Internet. 
Only spread what you believe to be true.


I use the following 2 websites.


They will explain what is known about the story.
They will tell you if a story is true, false, mostly true, mostly false, or unproven.
Sometimes stories are partly true and partly false.


http://www.snopes.com/


https://www.truthorfiction.com/