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The planet earth does not have environmental problems . . Humans have a population problem - Save humans, Neuter
Roll If there are 400 sheets of tissue paper in the roll, then the very first life in the oceans is seen at sheet 240. The age of the dinosaurs begins at sheet 19. Dinosaurs in their many forms and great diversity are around for 14 and a half sheets. Dinosaurs are extinct by the end of the Cretaceous, 5 squares from the end, making way for the mammals. Our story and place on the time-line as upright walking apes begins only in the last half of the very last sheet. The human story as Homo sapiens is represented by less than 2 millimeters of this, some 200,000 years. - Louise Leakey.
All of the art I have done in Oregon has been done without charge
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Union Vector Control
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The 1859 Sun Carrington Event
On the morning of September 1, 1859, amateur astronomer Richard Carrington ascended into the private observatory .... Suddenly, Carrington spotted what he described as "two patches of intensely bright and white light" erupting from the sunspots.....That night, telegraph communications around the world began to fail; there were reports of sparks showering from telegraph machines...

The Dangers Of Using Personal Finance Apps

Ten+ Reasons Why Cloud CloudComputing is a Bad Idea

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MOZILLA Open Source and Free
Firefox Thunderbird OpenOffice Foxit Reader

Firefox has established a reputation as one of the most innovative web browsers in the market. Its advanced features include built-in spell checking, tabbed browsing, live bookmarking which allows you to keep an eye on changes to news sites form the bookmarks bar, private browsing, and geolocation that can help customize location-based recommendations. Download now and find out why Firefox is one of the most popular web browsers worldwide.

Thunderbird is a desktop email client, an alternative to Microsoft's Outlook, from the developers of Firefox.

Thunderbird is Mozilla's award winning and free solution to manage your mail more efficiently. And there are many advantages of switching to it too. Unlike Mail for example, it can handle virtual identities and create on-the-fly addresses and it's widely regarded as having one of the best spam filters out there. Most recently, it's been updated with a slick tabbed interface to make managing your e-mail easier.

Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more.

It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages.

It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

Whether you're a consumer, business, government agency, or educational organization, you need to read, create, sign, and annotate (comment on) PDF documents and fill out PDF forms. Foxit Reader is a small, lightning fast, and feature rich PDF viewer which allows you to create (free PDF creation), open, view, sign, and print any PDF file. Foxit Reader is built upon the industry’s fastest and most accurate (high fidelity) PDF rendering engine, providing users with the best PDF viewing and printing experience. Available in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
TypeItIn LanLights xReminder NoteTab


You can use TypeItIn to complete forms on the web, or process forms at work. It's a great tool for applications where you frequently type the same thing like creating HTML code or writing standard letters or emails.

Another great use is for entering user names and passwords. You can also launch applications or web sites with the click of a button.

TypeItIn can automatically type in the time or date, work with the clipboard, move & resize windows, and control Internet Explorer.
You can also Record your typing to automatically create buttons.


LanLight was written to replace the missing LAN activity lights for Windows 95/98 after upgrading to DSL or Cable with even more functionality. You might be asking yourself "How much will I have to pay for all this wonderful functionality?"

It's FREEWARE! No spyware, no adware, no pop-ups. Freeware with no strings attached.

xReminder Pro

Forget to send a card for a birthday or order flowers for an anniversary? Or maybe you forgot to pay a bill on time? xReminder Pro will help you remember all the important events in your life.

xReminder Pro is elegant-looking, multi-featured, tray-based reminder software that allows you to organize important dates and times.

Unlike other programs, xReminder Pro uses little memory, which makes it fast and efficient.


For some NoteTab is simply the best Notepad replacement out there. For webmasters it’s the fastest HTML editor. For others it’s the most versatile text editor. For power users it’s a unique text-processing work horse. What will it be for you?

NoteTab has won awards from PC Magazine, PC World and WUGNET. It’s also won the Shareware Industry Awards 3 times. But we’re especially proud of our 6 People’s Choice Awards.

IfranView Eraser Fences Hex Color Finder


IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows XPVista, Windows 7, & 8.

It is designed to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals.

IrfanView seeks to create unique, new and interesting features, unlike some other graphic viewers, whose whole "creativity" is based on feature cloning, stealing of ideas and whole dialogs from ACDSee and/or IrfanView! (for example: XnView has been stealing/cloning features and whole dialogs from IrfanView, for 10+ years).


Eraser is an advanced security tool for Windows which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. Eraser is currently supported under Windows XP (with Service Pack 3), Windows Server 2003 (with Service Pack 2), Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.


Automatically organize your desktop shortcuts and icons with Fences®!

Fences helps you organize your PC by automatically placing your shortcuts and icons into resizable shaded areas on your desktop called fences. Its many customization features are what make Fences the world's most popular Windows desktop enhancement.

Hex Color Finder

Hex Color Finder (or HCF) was created by NZ Works as a hex color picker for Windows which helps users grab RGB colors and sets of colors quickly and easily. Hex Color Finder can also ind HTML hex color values; the hexadecimal value (e.g. #2E505C) for a color can be seen with just one click. Hex Color Finder allows you to click on anything on your computer screen and grab the hex color code.
Webroot Custom Adress Book phpPOS  

Webroot Secure Anywere

I used Norton for years. Then I discovered this anti virus solution. It runs online, In the background. Set on a scedual and you actualy forget it is ere.

Simple and affordable, Webroot’s award-winning internet security protects PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones while providing safe browsing, system optimization, and secure online backup.

Custom Addressbook

Custom Addressbook is an intuitive, small, powerful, and extremely flexible Address Management program for Windows 7, 8, XP, Vista, 20xx, NT, 98 and ME.Thisaward-winning program is unique, among the many apparently similar programs, in that it enables you to define your own addressbook fields and categories.

Another advantage is that the program and its database file can run directly from external disk (USB stick, flash drive, etc.). This means, that anywhere you may be, if you can make use of a computer, then you can also access your Custom Addressbook! All you need is to have with you the disk with the program and the data file. Freeware and shareware versions are available.

Point of Sale

We are a small company based in Rochester, NY dedicated to delivering the best point of sale application possible. PHP Point Of Sale was originally created for a small tennis pro shop in order to help keep track of sales. Based on the success and feedback from the creation of a system for them, php point of sale continued to grow. It is used throughout the world in many countries and small businesses. We thank all our customers and the open source community for helping this small project become so successful.

The Company was Founded in 2010 and has since grown dramatically. We primarily assist customers who own small businesses and want the flexibility and cost effectiveness of an online system.

Chris Muench, the original creator of the software is the owner of PHP Point of Sale, LLC

  HP-85AMy first computer OsbornMy second computer  

The first model of the Series 80 was the HP-85, introduced in January 1980. wrote "we were impressed with the performance ... the graphics alone make this an attractive, albeit not inexpensive, alternate to existing small systems on the market ... it is our guess that many personal computer experimenters and hackers will want this machine". In a typewriter-style desktop case, the $3250 HP-85 contained the CPU and keyboard, powered up with a ROM-based operating system (like the 9800 series), 16kB dynamic RAM, a 5-inch CRT screen (16 lines of 32 characters, or 256x192, a tape drive for DC-100 cartridges (210kB capacity, 650B/s transfer) and a thermal printer. Both the screen and printer display graphics in addition to text, and the printer could copy anything shown on the screen.

This computer was used on the 16" guns of the New Jersey battleship [CLICK] see page 30.

Adam Osborne completed the first portable computer, the Osborne I, which weighed 24 pounds and cost $1,795. The price made the machine especially attractive, as it included software worth about $1,500. The machine featured a 5-inch display, 64 kilobytes of memory, a modem, and two 5 1/4-inch floppy disk drives.

In April 1981, Byte Magazine Editor in Chief Chris Morgan mentioned the Osborne I in an article on "Future Trends in Personal Computing." He wrote: "I recently had an opportunity to see the Osborne I in action. I was impressed with it’s compactness: it will fit under an airplane seat. (Adam Osborne is currently seeking approval from the FAA to operate the unit on board a plane.) One quibble: the screen may be too small for some people’s taste."
A degenerate society is characterized by expansionism and imperialism, starting unjust military operations against innocent countries, killing innocent people, cutting off the heritage of ancient sages. Large countries go on the offensive; small countries become defensive. People’s livestock are driven off; people’s children are taken captive; people’s shrines are destroyed; people’s prized possessions are taken away. Blood flows for a thousand miles, and skeletons litter the fields all to satisfy the desires of greedy rulers and governments. This is not what armies are really for. A militia is supposed to put down violence, not cause violence.
From the Hanna (Taoist text 207 b.c.e.-220 S.E.) Translation by Thomas Clearly, The Tao of Politics - out of print