Saturday, March 29, 2014

Jeopardy Mar 30, 1964

 Jeopardy!, the popular American game show created by Merv Griffin, made its debut on the NBC television network.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

PC Matic is a no-no

If you spend any time at all watching TV you have seen the commercials for PC Matic. The cost for this product is $50, in my thoughts PC Matic is more of a trouble maker than a savior to your PC.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a good basic antivirus program. It is clean and small and since it is free and from Microsoft it isn’t bloated with features many people don’t need. Norton and McAfee and their counterparts need to "offer more" to get you to pay $50-a-year for software that you can get for free from Microsoft.

If your computer is running slowly and having a variety of odd errors and lock-ups the best way to spend your money is on an anti-Malware program not PC Matic

Microsoft Security Essentials and Spybot Search and Destroy. Very good in their time I now am a big fan of Malwarebytes. It is a program that has both a free and pay version. The free version can help you once you are already infected The pay version will help you from getting infected.

Cleaning that type of infection off the system is one of the best ways to speed up your computer and fix many of those random errors and lock-ups.

So my advice, install Malwarebytes and run it at least once per week. ..... Jack

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

State Trooper Recalls Christmas Eve

I was searching for a post that I did several months ago and ran across this one. I played the video and decided to repost it again. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. ....... Jack

in memory  of Norman Huelson

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Monday, March 24, 2014

This is so stupid - You can't make this stuff up

The United States announces that it will relinquish control of the DNS root zone, removing its oversight of ICANN.

What the hell is Obama going to do next ??? I own several domain names that will be affected by this act. What do you think North Korea or China will do when they can get control of domain names and routing. I'm sure that most reading about this give away will not understand it, but you can take it to the bank, it is not in the best interest of the internet or the United States ........ Jack

Osgood/Versailles Weather Stats

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Versailles Click for report

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Obama Care - what a mess

4 years ago March 23rd, 2010

Read about the mess HERE

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Joe Mann for Sheriff

Willie Mosconi

3/19/1954 – American pool (pocket billiards) player Willie Mosconi set a record of 526 consecutive balls sunk without a miss during an exhibition of straight pool.

William Joseph Mosconi (/mɒsˈkoʊni/; June 27, 1913 – September 17, 1993), generally known as Willie Mosconi, was an American professional pool (pocket billiards) player from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Between the years of 1941 and 1957, he won the World Straight Pool Championship an unmatched fifteen times. For most of the 20th century, his name was essentially synonymous with pool in North America – he was nicknamed "Mr. Pocket Billiards" – and he was among the first Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame inductees, Mosconi pioneered and regularly employed numerous trick shots, set many records, and helped to popularize pool as a national recreation activity.
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

FiFi a B-29 Restored with New Engines

Several years ago I was aboard FiFi at Lunkin airport. This video shot at Lunken airport near Cincinnati, Oh. . The camera was held by the late Denny Retherford. .... Jack

B-29 Restored with New Engines ~~
This is Fifi. It is the only flying B-29 Strato Fortress in the world.
This is one of the combat airplanes that flew from Iwo Jima, Saipan, Tinian islands to bomb Japan and help win the war It was usually escorted by P-51 Mustangs to protect her from enemy fighters but  many thousands of planes and aircrews were lost fighting for our country.  This happened at a time in history before we had long range missiles and electronics. These planes were flown by men from our farms and cities who left their families at home and risked their lives in high altitude gun fights. It was up close, brutal and extremely dangerous but they risked it all to protect our country. Many never came home again. We love, respect and honor all of our veterans. But we also have a love affair with the planes. It is a permanent addiction for us so we preserve these wonderful aircraft so you can see and experience the marvelous machines that preserved our freedom.
We have completely rebuilt this aircraft and those powerful prop engines to bring Fifi back to life. It took years to accomplish,
many thousands of donated dollars and thousands of hours of work by many unpaid volunteers to make this happen so that everyone can share this important part of our history. This is a unique flying museum.
If you get a chance to see her at an air show, don't pass up the chance. You are watching history and she is the only one left
out of thousands. This is truly a rare aircraft. Enjoy the video.
Col. Tom Leo, Golden Gate Wing
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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.

Folklore says that the rhyme was made up by an anonymous writer as a tune to sell newspapers. Others attribute it to the ubiquitous, but anonymous, "Mother Goose". In reality, Lizzie's stepmother suffered 18 blows; her father suffered 11 blows.
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Friday, March 14, 2014

first .com-domain in the world 3/15/1985

The domain was originally registered on 15 March 1985, making it the first .com-domain in the world. However, on 27 August 2009, it was sold to Investments. The current Symbolics web site is available at
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I can't believe you made it

Sunday, March 09, 2014

GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition - Camcorder

I just go crazy for new gadgets and when I saw some of the action videos taken with the GoPro on TV I knew I had to have one. I ordered it from Amazon but if you're in a hurry WalMart has it and also a large supply of mounts. You will need a flash card as none comes with the camera. I purchased a 64 Meg but a 32 would be OK and less cost for most. The battery & flash card will record for over an hour. I perchased the suction cup mount so I could attach it to the windshield. This little jewel works perfect and holds the camera very secure. I will tell you that all of the mounts are overpriced, so get ready to open the billfold. I have an android tablet, there is an app for it and the android phones also. This app is very helpful to align the camera and to program the unit, its free. All and all,  I just love this camera, what else can I say.
I lead a fairly boring life so I think you will never see an action video shot from my camera on TV, but it is fun to see where you have been on a short drive. See a video I shot just driving around Versailles.
The GoPro also takes hi-res still and time laps images. See some here.

Barbie, March 9th, 1959

The world's best-selling doll, debuted at the American International Toy Fair in New York City.

Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy-company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March 1959. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration.
Barbie is the figurehead of a brand of Mattel dolls and accessories, including other family members and collectible dolls. Barbie has been an important part of the toy fashion doll market for over fifty years, and has been the subject of numerous controversies and lawsuits, often involving parody of the doll and her lifestyle.
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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

This is how it all started - 3/5/1981

My life was changed forever by this little machine. I learned the basics on the ZX81 and then moved on with IBM at UPS. In my retirement I still use a few things I learned on the little Sinclair in my home business.

The ZX81 was designed to be small, simple, and above all cheap, using as few components as possible to keep the cost down. Video output was to a television set rather than a dedicated monitor. Programs and data were loaded and saved onto audio tape cassettes. It had only four silicon chips on board and a mere 1 kB of memory. The machine had no moving parts – not even a power switch – and used a pressure-sensitive membrane keyboard for manual input. The ZX81's limitations prompted the emergence of a flourishing market in third-party peripherals to improve its capabilities. Such limitations, however, achieved Sinclair's objective of keeping the cost of the machine as low as possible. Its distinctive design brought its designer, Rick Dickinson, a Design Council award.

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Sunday, March 02, 2014

The Story of the Jefferson Proving Ground

See it full size on YouTube

See photos I have taken of JPG
See more photos of mine  HERE also.
See photos of "old" Old Timbers HERE *
Take a 15 minute drive through JPG

* Thank you Westmeyer family for the
old Old Timbers  photos 

March 2nd, 1965 – Rolling Thunder - Vietnam

The American and South Vietnamese air forces began Operation Rolling Thunder, a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam that eventually became the most intense air/ground battle waged during the Cold War period.
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