Thursday, October 30, 2014

giant spot on the sun

There’s a giant spot on the sun, and it’s acting weird
Read all about it


8 Things You Didn’t Know About Nikola Tesla

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Pinko / Commie

Pinko is a slang term coined in 1925 in the United States to describe a person regarded as being sympathetic to communism, though not necessarily a Communist Party member. It has since come to be used, derogatorily, to describe anyone perceived to have leftist or socialist sympathies.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Kenwood TS-130V QRP

I have had this radio about a year but the VFO was defective. I bought a VFO but it was for a 120 and would not work. Months went by before I found another one and this one was for a 130. I installed it and it now tunes like it should. Another problem was the dial light was out and after reading in a 130  forum I learned where to order a replacement LED. It arrived and the radio was disassembled and the LED inserted where the condesant one was. The covers were put on, the power switch flipped, and we now have a light green dial light. This weekend was the CQ magazine's world wide SSB contest and the bands were wide open. I worked several countries all over Europe with only 10 watts of power. Tons of QRM but all stations heard were contacted. Yes I did have to call some of them 3 or 4 times. I used 10 and 20 meters with my triband beam antenna. This radio has a grate receiver and good out going audio. I guess its a keeper.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Apple iPod - October 23, 2001

Various iPod models, all
of which have been
discontinued or updated
The iPod is a line of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The first line was released on October 23, 2001, about 8½ months after iTunes (Macintosh version) was released. iTunes is a media player, media library, and mobile device management application. The most recent iPod redesigns were announced on September 12, 2012. There are three current versions of the iPod: the ultra-compact iPod Shuffle, the compact iPod Nano and the touchscreen iPod Touch.Like other digital music players, iPods can serve as external data storage devices. Storage capacity varies by model, ranging from 2 GB for the iPod Shuffle to 160 GB for the iPod Classic. The devices are controlled by the Samsung ARM and the Apple A5 CPUs.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The year is 1910

 What a difference a  century makes!
Here  are some statistics for the Year 1910:
The  average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Fuel  for this car was sold in drug stores only.
Only  14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only  8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
There  were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved  roads.
The  maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The  tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower !
The  average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.
The  average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
A  competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist  $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year,  and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More  than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.
Ninety  percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard.'
Sugar  cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee  was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg  yolks for shampoo.
There was no such thing as under arm deodorant or tooth paste.
Canada   passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.
The  five leading causes of death were:
    1.  Pneumonia and influenza
    2,  Tuberculosis
    3.  Diarrhea
    4.  Heart disease
    5.  Stroke
  The  American flag had 45 stars.
The  population of Las Vegas Nevada was only 30!
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and only 6 percent of  all Americans had graduated from high school.
Eighteen  percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE  U.S.A. !

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hacked again

Three of my domains were hacked Friday night. The hacker was very good at what he does as he inserted HTML code into the normal code of the page. The code he inserted brought pop-up windows with advertising. I would guess if someone clicked on the pop-up he would get paid a few cents. The code was very hard to find and remove so I decided to just overwrite the index files from my backups. A real pain in the butt taking about an hour to fix the damage he caused. Now I ask you, what kind of a jerk hacks into a funeral home page ?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Public Radio - The Single Station FM Radio

The Public Radio is a single station pre-tuned FM radio in a Mason jar.
Your station. Always there.
See Their Web Page

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

All good thing must come to an end

REMC turned my electric off for about 5 seconds and when it came back on my video on the mother board was fried. The operating system was XP and the new computer has Winows 7. Lots of the programs that ran perfect on XP will not run at all on Windows 7. That said, no more scanner audio and the Web cam will drop to one image. Oh did i say I have to buy a new laser printer because HP will not code a driver for Windows 7. My Ham Radio logging program will run but I lost an ARRL signature file. I had to reinstall about 2500 records. As I type this I am waiting on the copy of the old C drive to the new D drive. I have several other programs to install yet. I have a torn mussel in my back and shoulder and can only work for just a few minutes at a time. I guess it will all work out, it will just take lots of time... Jack
I have installed 2 new uninterrupted power sours (UPS) - they will protect from power spikes and outages in the future.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Club

I would not belong to any organization that would have me as a member.
Groucho Marks

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The Holocaust six million were killed

The Holocaust also known as Shoah was a genocide in which approximately six million Jews were killed by the Nazi regime, under the command of Adolf Hitler, and its collaborators. Killings took place throughout Nazi Germany and German-occupied territories.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sunday, October 05, 2014


If all the Jews had a weapon such as a pistol, rifle, or shotgun how do you think the Holocaust would have turned out ? Join the NRA today and buy a gun - you may need it.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Camera added to Versailles Web Cam Page

I have added a 2nd camera to my Web Cam page.
One updates at 90 seconds the other at one minute.
Below the security cams still update at one minute.
Click HERE to see the page
The sun has damaged one of the cameras but the image is still viewable.