Category Archives: Random

Moving Up on Lichess.org

Another 402 games and I managed to improve my Rapid chess rating from 2000 (I mentioned it in my previous post) to 2100 on Lichess.org. Rapid (10 mins per player with no added time for each move) is what I … Continue reading

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Which Countries are EU Contributors and Beneficiaries?

Interesting data… https://www.statista.com/chart/18794/net-contributors-to-eu-budget/

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Nothing ventured, nothing gained

Excellent documentary film about the original venture capitalists and the companies they helped to start and grow–like Apple, Intel, Genentech, Cisco, Tandem and Atari. Highly recommend it.  It is available on Netflix.

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International Diplomacy and Google Translate

Recently, I purchased (online) a coin (number 3920) from The White House Gift Shop that commemorated the meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin that took place in Helsinki, Finland. Let’s say I did it for sentimental reasons. After checking … Continue reading

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I’ve Seen the Future (and it had 8K resolution)

When I was on vacation in Japan this past May, I walked into a Yodobashi Camera store and was stunned by how realistic the picture looked on one of the largest TV sets in the room.  After examining it closely, … Continue reading

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