Sunday, May 31, 2009

malwarebytes - Spyware Doctor

I have a question about malwarebytes...I have it on my computer and I just ran a scan and it came up with 0 items found.

I put it on another computer, ran the scan and it came up with several items found...but then they wanted to charge me to remove the items. Is this right or did I get the wrong program? Thanks for your help.... A.

malwarebytes is an effective program but not worth the $25 cost. I would remove
it from your computer.
I would recommend "Spyware Doctor". You can get it free at:

Go to the above link (URL)
Un-check all but Spyware Doctor

Click Download Now
then install the program
It will clean the spyware/malware just as good or better than malwarebytes.

Thank you for your question, I hope this helps...Jack


Ripley County, Indiana, 1995-2006
Subsidy recipients

I am always amazed at the amount of funds that are injected into Ripley County from Uncle Sam. Look down this list to see any names that you may know. $64,343,000 is the total just for Ripley County, Now just think of the total for all the counties in the USA. Would you believe $13.4 billion, that's a "B". This is "Spreading the Wealth" for sure. I'm doing my part, are you ?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Versailles Indiana Memorial Day Photos

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day 2008

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 25 in 2009). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the civil war), it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action.

I and the Versailles Legion invite you to the services at Cliff Hill Cemetery and the Town Square in Versailles. These services start at 10 AM at Cliff Hill then again at the monument on the town square.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Spirit of St. Louis - Charles Lindbergh

The Spirit of St. Louis (Registration: N-X-211) is the custom-built single engine, single seat monoplane that was flown solo by Charles Lindbergh on May 20–21, 1927, on the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris for which Lindbergh won the $25,000 Orteig Prize.

Lindbergh took off in the Spirit from Roosevelt Airfield, Garden City (Long Island), New York and landed 33 hours, 30 minutes later at Le Bourget Aerodrome in Paris, France.
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Celebrate National Military Appreciation Month

In 1999, Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month to recognize our nation’s military personnel and their families. National Military Appreciation Month includes Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 8th, Armed Forces Day on May 16th, and Memorial Day on May 25th.

This month, would like to honor, remember and thank the men, women and families who have dedicated their lives to serving our country. We would like to thank each and every one of you for the sacrifices you’ve made and for your commitment to protecting our freedom.

To all military spouses and children, thank you for being the heroes at home, tirelessly supporting your loved ones as they serve. Thank you for your devotion, courage and commitment.

In celebration, we wanted to also make you aware of a new Education Technology Grant offered by Grantham University. Eligible grant recipients will receive a Dell laptop to take full advantage of the portability of Grantham’s online courses - so you can truly fit education into your life instead of arranging your life around your education. For more information about this program and its eligibility requirements, please visit:

For nearly 60 years, Grantham University has served the educational needs of military service members, veterans and spouses. Grantham was founded in 1951 by a veteran of World War II to help veterans prepare for new jobs and a better future upon their return to civilian life.

Grantham was founded on the belief that every service member, veteran, and member of a military family should have the opportunity to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree. It is because of this belief and our commitment to you the nation’s military that the University created several military scholarship programs which reduce the tuition rate and include a Textbook and Software Grant that covers the cost of required textbooks and software, so earning a college degree can become a reality for everyone:

* Military Scholarships for Service Members
* Veterans Scholarship Program
* Military Family Scholarship Program
* Military Severely Injured Scholarship Program *

From everyone at to each and every one of you - thank you for your Service!

*Textbook and Software Grant is available for spouses and dependents only. For more details on the Military Severely Injured Scholarship Program, click here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Web Cam page

I have ordered a new multiplexer and high-res camera for my Web Cam page. I hope to have this equipment installed in less than a week, so stay tuned.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mount St. Helens - May 18, 1980

Mount St. Helens is most famous for its catastrophic eruption on May 18, 1980, at 8:32am PDT which was the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States. Fifty-seven people were killed; 250 homes, 47 bridges, 15 miles of railways, and 185 miles of highway were destroyed. The eruption caused a massive debris avalanche, reducing the elevation of the mountain's summit from 9,677 feet to 8,365 feet and replacing it with a 1 mile wide horseshoe-shaped crater. The debris avalanche was up to 0.7 cubic miles in volume. The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument was created to preserve the volcano and allow for its aftermath to be scientifically studied.
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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Armed Forces Day - Third Saturday of May

In the United States, Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. The day was created in 1949, and was a result of the consolidation of the military services in the Department of Defense. It was intended to replace the separate Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Days, but observance of these days, especially within each particular service, continues to this day.

The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated by parades, open houses, receptions and air shows. Armed Forces Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May, and Armed Forces Week begins on the second Saturday of May and ends on the third Sunday of May. Because of their unique training schedules, National Guard and Reserve units may celebrate Armed Forces Day/Week over any period in May. The purpose of Armed Forces day is to honor Americans serving in the five services - the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

U.S. 50 Yard Sale

The Eighth Annual “Great U.S. 50 Yard Sale” has been announced for May 15-17. This event, known as the “Nation’s Yard Sale,” crosses twelve states and annually brings out thousands of bargain hunters.

The sale has grown from its initial founding in Indiana in 2000. Tom Taylor, organizer for the event, notes that participation is strong in Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia. “We are hoping this year to expand in California, Utah, Kansas, Missouri, Virginia, and Maryland,” notes Taylor.

U.S. 50 is one of the old National Roads. It runs from Sacramento, California, to Ocean City, Maryland. Along the way it corsses mountains and deserts and at one point is known as the “Loneliest Road in American”. U.S. 50 is Constitution Avenue as it passes the U.S. Capital.

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Friday, May 15, 2009

How the HDMI cable scam works

If you have purchased a new HDTV set recently, you are already familiar with HDMI cables. If you are thinking about purchasing an HDTV anytime soon, you are about to be initiated. The problem is that HDMI cables have become a popular way to scam customers. If you know about this scam, you will be able to save yourself a lot of money.

So let's start at the beginning. When you own an HDTV, you need to have a way to get a high definition signal onto the screen. The signal can come from a cable box, a DVD or Blueray player, a video game console or a satellite antenna. The easy, high tech way to carry that signal from the video source to the screen is a piece of wire called an HDMI cable.

An HDMI cable truly is an innovation. It carries all the video information to the screen in digital form, plus it carries all the sound information. Just a few years ago it took five or more cables to carry all this information and it wasn't digital, meaning that it could degrade along the way. With HDMI it is all in one slim cable. It couldn't be easier to connect things like cable boxes to a new HDTV.

So where's the scam? You can find the scam by going to any big box electronics retailer and looking in the cable aisle. There you will find HDMI cables priced as low as $25 or $30 (if not, definitely head toward your local discount retailer for better prices). But you will also find HDMI cables priced above $100. And if you talk to a sales person, he will definitely be steering you toward the most expensive model. That is the scam. You can understand the scam if you understand how an HDMI cable works and what it does.

Let's begin by going back in history to the birth of really expensive cables. It started with speaker wire. When you connect a normal speaker to a normal stereo system, you are sending both a signal (in the form of an oscillating wave) and a lot of power (potentially hundreds of watts) through the speaker cable. Someone realized that to send a lot of power, a thick cable would cause less distortion. Thus, mega cables were born. And they were expensive.

But with an HDMI cable, you aren't sending any oscillating analog waves, nor any power. What you are sending is a low-power digital signal. The digital signal is either on or off, and it is impossible to distort it without ruining it. The great thing about a digital signal is that, even if there is a little noise in the cable (and there always is, no matter how good the cable), the TV will clean it up when it interprets the digital signal. The whole beauty of moving to a digital world is that it eliminates distortion completely.

What this means to you is that there really is no such thing as a "better" HDMI cable. Either an HDMI cable works or it does not. If it doesn't work, you will immediately know it. Your screen will freeze, or it will skip frames, or it will show big square blocks instead of a picture. It will be completely obvious that there is a problem. In that case you need to throw the cable away.

But if an HDMI cable is working correctly, your TV's picture will look exactly the same no matter how much the cable costs. Paying more for a cable will have no effect on picture quality.

Now that you know this, you can see what you need to do as a consumer. When buying an HDMI cable, you can buy on price and get the cheapest one.

That being said, there is one two things you do need to be aware of when purchasing an HDMI cable. First, you have to get the right length. If the cable isn't long enough, it won't reach to the HDTV. Second, HDMI cables have version numbers. For example, version 1.3 of HDMI can carry twice as much data as prior versions. If you buy a high-end HDTV that needs a version 1.3 cable, you need to make sure that the cable you buy supports version 1.3. Otherwise you are not getting everything that the equipment has to offer. In that case buy the cheapest version 1.3 cable available, and it will work fine.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Convert a picture into ASCII

Convert a picture into ASCII TEXT,HTML (New version) Easy way to make cool ascii art...

Friday, May 08, 2009

Union Pacific Challenger 3985 filmed in 1992

Union Pacific Challenger 3985 filmed in 1992 if you recall it weighed enough that the crossing gates in Osgood would not go back up for a day till they were fixed. The late Mike Robins had it on radar at 80 MPH at the Pierceville crossing. The train came east of the Mississippi to ommemorate the Santa Claus Train on the Clinchfield Railroad in Virginia. That was me saying wow! in the movie. This youtube video was made from a very poor VHS tape, sorry the quality is not better. Click the link below to see the video.

VE Day May 8, 1945

Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day or VE Day) was proclaimed for May 8, 1945, the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. On April 30th, Hitler committed suicide during the Battle of Berlin, and so the surrender of Germany was authorized by his replacement, President of Germany Karl Dönitz. The administration headed up by Admiral Dönitz was known as the Flensburg government. The act of military surrender was signed on May 7 in Reims, France, and May 8 in Berlin, Germany.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Hindenburg's last flight May 6th 1937

Around 7:00 p.m. local time on May 6, at an altitude of 650 ft (200 m), Hindenburg approached Naval Air Station Lakehurst with Captain Max Pruss at the helm. Twenty-five minutes later, the airship caught fire and crashed, completely engulfed in flames, in only 37 seconds. Of the 36 passengers and 61 crew on board, 13 passengers and 22 crew died. One member of the ground crew was also killed, making a total of 36 lives lost in the disaster. Click image to enlarge.
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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Versailles State Park

Versailles (pronounced locally as ver-SAYLES) is a Indiana state park, by the town of Versailles, Indiana. The land was given by the National Park Service for use as a state park to Indiana's Department of Conservation in 1943. In the early 20th century, the area was farmland. In the 1930s, the National Park Service acquired the land, and hired the CCC to improve the land into a Recreational Demonstration Area. The 230-acre Versailles Lake was formed in 1954 when a dam was built across Laughery Creek. It is a recreation area, featuring fishing and boating on Versailles Lake and Laughery Creek. A covered bridge, the Busching covered bridge, crosses the creek. This Howe truss bridge was constructed in 1885, is 176 feet long, and although within the state park, Ripley county owns it. A group camp, originally constructed by the CCC, is available for use as well. Swimming isn't allowed in Versailles Lake, but a 25 meter pool, Camping, and a large picnic area is available. Contact the park from: Box 205, U.S. 50, Versailles, IN 47042

Busching covered bridge spanning Laughery Creek

Versailles Lake, Taken from Fallen Timber.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Friday, May 01, 2009

Empire State Building May 1, 1931

Empire State Building

A structural worker bolts beams on the framework during the construction of the Empire State Building in New York City. The 1,250-foot building opened on May 1, 1931, at the time the tallest building in the world, overtaking the Chrysler Building (seen to the right), which had just been completed the year before. The addition of a pinnacle and antennas later increased its overall height to 1,472 feet.
Image credit: Lewis Hine
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