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  1. My thoughts are ... if (and it's a very big if) I owned a huge amount of acreage and was lucky enough to have the asteroid land (crash) on my property, it would belong to me ... right ? ... providing I survive the impact. Finders - keepers and all that stuff ... then I could claim 'mineral rights' ... I'd be smoking those big fat $50 cigars, but I don't smoke. Asteroids can have real value ... Single asteroid worth £60 trillion if it was mined – as much as world earns in a year. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2147404/Found-The-single-asteroid-thats-worth-60-billion-years-financial-output-entire-WORLD.html One single asteroid in our solar system - 241 Germania - has $95.8 (£60) trillion of mineral wealth inside it - nearly the same as the annual GDP of the entire WORLD. The finding comes in the wake of the founding of Planetary Resources, a venture backed by Avatar director James Cameron, which aims to mine asteroids for their wealth. Asterank is based on publicly available information - and aims to catalogue the enormous wealth in the solar system, and also how little is currently known about what lies out there.
  2. Well, there seems to be some changes with the upgrade and updates over the last ten hours. It may mean there is a door still open or it may be nothing. Whatever happens will be ... monroe
  3. Size is estimated between 10 and 30 meters ... myself, not exactly sure how large 30 meters might be ... found this example from China of a 30 meter bus that carries 256 passengers. World's Longest Bus is 30 Meters Long and Carries 256 Passengers http://www.infoniac.com/hi-tech/world-s-longest-bus-is-30-meters-long-and-carries-256-passengers.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 30-metre Asteroid Skimming Past Earth in October Will Test Nasa's Doomsday 'Planetary Defence System' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4746010/Nasa-test-defence-asteroid-skims-past-Earth.html Asteroid 2012 TC4 will pass 4,200 miles from Earth on October 12 Nasa is using the flyby to test its asteroid detection and tracking network As it starts to approach Earth, telescopes will establish its precise trajectory The observations are expected to help refine knowledge about its orbit By Shivali Best - Mailonline 31 July 2017 On October 12, a 30-metre asteroid is set to make a 'close' flyby of Earth. The asteroid, named 2012 TC4, will pass just 4,200 miles (6,800 kilometres) from Earth for the first time since it went out of range in 2012. Nasa is using this opportunity to test it's 'planetary defence system' put in place to protect Earth from a doomsday asteroid threat. Asteroid 2012 TC4 is estimated to be between 10 and 30 metres in size. Michael Kelley, a scientist working on the Nasa TC4 observation campaign, said: 'Scientists have always appreciated knowing when an asteroid will make a close approach to and safely pass the Earth because they can make preparations to collect data to characterise and learn as much as possible about it. 'This time we are adding in another layer of effort, using this asteroid flyby to test the worldwide asteroid detection and tracking network, assessing our capability to work together in response to finding a potential real asteroid threat.' Nasa hopes to use its international network of observatories to recover, track and characterise 2012 TC4. ...
  4. List of Web Browsers Working with XP 2017

    sdfox7 ... thanks for that information and link. I probably would not have found the newer link till sometime later.
  5. https://www.cnet.com/news/asteroid-2017-001-close-pass-space-earth-nasa-undetected/ A plane-size asteroid buzzes by Earth undetected A big space rock slipped right by us last week and was only spotted as it left our cosmic neighborhood. Eric Mack - July 27, 2017 Astronomers first spotted an asteroid about as long as a 737 passenger jet on Sunday and analyzed its path to determine it had made a close pass by our planet three days earlier. In other words, the big space rock slipped right by us without being detected and was only seen in our cosmic rear-view mirror. While the asteroid, now named 2017 001, flew right on by without incident, it was a relatively close pass. It came within about one-third the distance between Earth and the moon, roughly 76,448 miles (123,031 km). With an estimated size of between 82 and 256 feet (25 and 78 meters), it was around three times as big as the bolide that entered our atmosphere in 2013 and exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, blowing out windows and causing numerous injuries on the ground. That house-size bit of cosmic debris also had been previously undetected. It's not that it's impossible to detect asteroids when they come close to us, either. A much smaller asteroid that passed even closer was spotted on its approach in January. In the case of the plane-size asteroid, which was first seen by telescopes in Hawaii, it appears to be very dark or nonreflective, which probably made it harder to spot, according to NASA Solar System Ambassador Eddie Irizarry. Also, space is a very large place filled with thousands of near-Earth asteroids. While many of them have been cataloged and are tracked, it seems we still don't have quite enough eyes, human or digital, to spot all of them. ...
  6. XP x64 on Thinkpad T60?

    Just to add ... when you get the Thinkpad T60, if you find the fan never shuts off ... there are two good fan utilities in the forum developed by members. ThinkPad Forum https://forum.thinkpads.com// ... on that page go to the bottom thread 'ThinkPad Utility Work Area' ... https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewforum.php?f=27&sid=56fdb93704fb4a9a1f18b011d9e9454d I like TPFC v0.62 by troubadix but I don't use X64. TPFanControl by troubadix Download latest version WinXP/Vista, 32/64bit, Celsius/Fahrenheit, service/non_service from TPFanControl.com http://www.staff.uni-marburg.de/~schmitzr/tpfc.html?prx-ref:http://tpfancontrol.com/ At the TP forum there is also a lot of reading. ...
  7. XP x64 on Thinkpad T60?

    Just a hint to go over to the ThinkPad forum ... they have several sellers that will also build a FrankenPad to order or have built several already for themselves. There will probably be some help and answers there. ThinkPad Forum https://forum.thinkpads.com// ThinkPad T6x Series T60/T61 series specific matters only https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewforum.php?f=29&sid=1b81eda2725f1f2823bea1f030c52c8d ...
  8. Maybe this is old news ... article dated July 25, 2017 http://www.oann.com/adobe-to-pull-plug-on-flash-ending-an-era/ Adobe to Pull Plug on Flash, Ending an Era July 25, 2017 By Salvador Rodriguez SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Adobe Systems Inc’s Flash, a once-ubiquitous technology used to power most of the media content found online, will be retired at the end of 2020, the software company announced Tuesday. Adobe, along with partners Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook Inc and Mozilla Corp, said support for Flash will ramp down across the internet in phases over the next three years. After 2020, Adobe will stop releasing updates for Flash and web browsers will no longer support it. The companies are encouraging developers to migrate their software onto modern programming standards. “Few technologies have had such a profound and positive impact in the internet era,” said Govind Balakrishnan, vice president of product development for Adobe Creative Cloud. Created more than 20 years ago, Flash was once the preferred software used by developers to create games, video players and applications capable of running on multiple web browsers. When Adobe acquired Flash in its 2005 purchase of Macromedia, the technology was on more than 98 percent of personal computers connected to the web, Macromedia said at the time. But Flash’s popularity began to wane after Apple’s decision not to support it on the iPhone. In a public letter in 2010, late Apple CEO Steve Jobs criticized Flash’s reliability, security and performance. Since then, other technologies like HTML5 have emerged as alternatives to Flash. In the past year, several web browsers have begun to require users to enable Flash before running it. On Google’s Chrome, the most popular web browser, Flash’s usage has already fallen drastically. In 2014, Flash was used each day by 80 percent of desktop users. That number is now at 17 percent “and continues to decline,” Google said in a blog Tuesday. “This trend reveals that sites are migrating to open web technologies, which are faster and more power-efficient than Flash,” Google said. “They’re also more secure.” Flash, however, remains in use among some online gamers. Adobe said it will work with Facebook as well as Unity Technologies and Epic Games to help developers migrate their games. Adobe said it does not expect Flash’s sunset to have an impact on its bottom line. “In fact, we think the opportunity for Adobe is greater in a post-Flash world,” Balakrishnan said. ...
  9. List of Web Browsers Working with XP 2017

    I thought there was something familiar about GreenBrowser ... I did hear of it years ago, when there were many 'IE shell browsers' for Windows available. There was always a warning about using those types of browsers and only using a browser completely free or separate of Internet Explorer. I suppose that is another piece of information that will be important to know about each new browser ... maybe there are not that many IE shell browsers around anymore, but there must still be a few. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Explorer_shell Internet Explorer shell ... list of browsers from the article: IE shells These applications supplement some of Internet Explorer's usual user interface components for browsing, adding features such as popup blocking and tabbed browsing. For example, MSN Explorer can be considered an Internet Explorer shell, in that it is essentially an expansion of IE with added MSN-related functionality. A more complete list of Trident-based browsers can be found under the list of web browsers. AOL Explorer[1] (discontinued) Avant Browser[2] BriskBard[3] Deepnet Explorer (Discontinued) GreenBrowser IE Tab add-on that allows to view pages through the Internet Explorer layout engine and can be used in conjunction with various browsers, if required Lunascape Maxthon[4] (formerly MyIE2[2]) MenuBox MSN Explorer NeoPlanet (discontinued) NetCaptor[2] (discontinued) Netscape Browser 8.x (used both Trident and Gecko)[5] (discontinued) Sleipnir SlimBrowser Tencent Traveler TomeRaider UltraBrowser (discontinued) WebbIE Yahoo! Browser (or partnership browsers e.g. "AT&T Yahoo! Browser"; "Verizon Yahoo! Browser"; "BT Yahoo! Browser" etc.). (Discontinued) ...
  10. List of Web Browsers Working with XP 2017

    The merge of the two similiar threads was very good ... should work just fine for the future. I feel my thread had run its course. The newer thread started by ~♥Aiko♥Chan♥~ is more involved with many new browsers being mentioned ... many of which, I have never heard of. I've tried several and didn't care for a few ... but no doubt, more will come along. As I said earlier, my thread was not this involved and seems outdated ... which in my mind, it is almost obsolete with the date '2017' still in the title. I think somewhere along the way ... 2017 should be removed and the thread title be changed to reflect the approaching future ... 2018 and beyond. Just a suggestion for for someone at 'headquarters' to kick around. Perhaps just simply ... 'Browsers Still Working with WinXP' ... something else could be added after WinXP but I have no ideas.
  11. Anybody into old cars and such might find this interesting. This guy had everything, including buses, tractors and bumper cars. There was a 1947 Indian Chief motorcycle with side car. I never heard of that model. Also, "milk trucks, ambulances, limousines, muscle cars, sports cars, three-wheelers, and even a couple of amphibious Amphicar 770s" were in the auction. Imagine all the storage space, if everything was indoors? From the article: "The disbursement of Ron Hackenberger’s massive collection included 700 cars, trucks, vans, buses, motorcycles, scooters, tractors, bumper cars, and horse-drawn buggies. The total for cars, trucks, and motorcycles sold was $1.67 million. The overall total, including tractors, buggies, and memorabilia sold, was about $2 million." http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2017/07/20/1947-indian-chief-rides-off-with-top-bid-at-700-vehicle-hackenberger-auction.html 1947 Indian Chief Rides Off with Top Bid at 700-vehicle Hackenberger Auction Andrew Newton - July 20, 2017 In a sea of cars that actually included a couple of sea-worthy vehicles, a motorcycle stole the spotlight at VanDerBrink Auctions’ two-day, two-location, no-reserve auction in Norwalk, Ohio, over the weekend. The disbursement of Ron Hackenberger’s massive collection included 700 cars, trucks, vans, buses, motorcycles, scooters, tractors, bumper cars, and horse-drawn buggies. The total for cars, trucks, and motorcycles sold was $1.67 million. The overall total, including tractors, buggies, and memorabilia sold, was about $2 million. A lifelong enthusiast, Hackenberger accumulated items for decades and dreamed of opening a museum one day. His plans never reached fruition, however, so he decided to part with the majority of his collection. Hackenberger’s first three cars were Studebakers—a 1948 Champion, 1952 Champion, and 1956 Golden Hawk—and his love for the brand never waned. More than 200 pre- and post-war Studebakers were offered. Beyond those Indiana-based Studebakers, Hackenberger’s collection was incredibly diverse and included milk trucks, ambulances, limousines, muscle cars, sports cars, three-wheelers, and even a couple of amphibious Amphicar 770s. One thing that all of the auction vehicles seemed to have in common was their condition. Many of those sold on Saturday were running project cars at best, while Sunday’s lineup was full of vehicles that looked to be parts cars. The old phrase “ran when parked” was used frequently in the auction catalogue. That meant that buyers looking for a cheap project were spoiled for choice. The average sale price was barely $4,000, and many hammered at less than half that. The top sale of the auction was a restored 1947 Indian Chief with original sidecar that went for $37,800, even though it reportedly hadn’t seen the road in 15 years. The top selling automobile was a 1965 Amphicar 770 at $31,500; another much-rougher example sold for $13,650. Other notable sales on the high end included a 1971 Citroen DS for $9,450, a very rough 1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster for $21,000, a decent 1963 Studebaker Avanti for $15,225, a very rough 1949 Tatra T600 Tatraplan for $23,100, a 1967 Porsche 912 for $26,250, and a 1958 Packard Supercharged Hawk for $19,950. Prices include a 5-percent commission. Otherwise, there truly was something for just about everyone. There were microcars and small cars from Crosley, Metropolitan, Reliant, King Midget, Bantam and Vespa; British sports cars; Japanese Datsuns and Hondas; French Citroëns and Panhards; and German Borgwards. There were also plenty of unusual American automobiles, including Checker limousines and wagons, firetrucks, DIVCO milk trucks, and orphan cars from Packard, DeSoto, Hudson, and Nash. ...
  12. Mathwiz ... that holds merit ... sort of like a large 'school of small fish' darting around, in and out. It's supposed to be confusing to a larger predator ... but I'm sure some get eaten ... but 'safety' is just keep moving and hope with the 'large numbers' of small shiny fish. Either at the Proxomitron forum or the K-Meleon forum ... there was a discussion about user agents some years back and not giving out any more information than you actually have to. So maybe having several User Agents available ... a 'barebones' type and a few loaded with some information to work at certain trouble sites. One of the members posted the UA he uses (barebones) and I used it but along the way I have lost it. It may not even work that good in today's world. Still wish I could locate that old UA. So in reference to your earlier post ... what do you think would be a good common 'school of fish' User Agent worth trying. jumper ... that's good information about a BOT UA. I had more trouble with sites when I used the Google Bot UA ... with the DuckDuckGo Bot ... only once in awhile am I refused entry ... like once or twice a month. Then I just switch to a common FFox Win7 UA for that site. ...
  13. share your windows XP performance tweaks

    Where can I find this nLite set ... I'd like to read the 'brief descriptions' ? ... and maybe try the tweaks, I may already have the tweaks in place but maybe not all. I will try your download for XP.
  14. Security Robot Commits Suicide

    A small add to my earlier post ... if when clicking on the link to the first article, you have JavaScript on ... the picture right below the first picture is larger and shows several people who appear to be in a state of shock at what they are looking at. It could also be that they are laughing or finding the whole thing amusing. It's really hard to say ... are they smiling or literally in a 'state of shock' ??? ...
  15. Golly ... what was that film? ... "Back to Windows 98". "Mr. Lee said that he has seen a recent uptick in what he calls an “anti-design brutalism,” with clients opting for more bare-bones, retro-looking sites. Others employ a simplistic Craigslist-style utilitarianism that feels like a throwback to an era when web pages were coded by hand." The Latest in Web Design? Retro Websites Inspired by the ’90s https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/17/fashion/90s-web-design.html By CANDACE JACKSON - JULY 17, 2017 To navigate the website for Arcade Fire’s coming album, “Everything Now,” users need to click through a cluttered cascade of Windows 98-style pop-ups. Balenciaga’s new website looks as stripped down as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, with plain black boxes and no-frills Arial font. And the D.I.Y.-looking home page for Solange resembles the desktop of a candy-colored iMac, complete with QuickTime windows and rows of blue folders. Web designs have come a long way in 20 years, but some are taking a step back to evoke a sort of hipster nostalgia for the early days of the internet. “They’re tipping their hat to the 1990s,” said David Lee, the chief creative officer of Squarespace, a web platform company based in New York that has created millions of websites for clients. Mr. Lee said that he has seen a recent uptick in what he calls an “anti-design brutalism,” with clients opting for more bare-bones, retro-looking sites. Some websites are purposely cumbersome to navigate, with loud, clip-art-filled pages. Others employ a simplistic Craigslist-style utilitarianism that feels like a throwback to an era when web pages were coded by hand. “There’s a lot of animated GIFs and flames, but mixing it with something new,” Mr. Lee added. While millennials and members of Generation Z — those born in the years from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s — may not remember what the web looked like in the era of AltaVista and GeoCities, the retro designs tap into the current cultural revival of all things ’90s. (See the return of “Twin Peaks,” “Will & Grace” and concert T-shirts.) For those who are older, these sites recall the improvised internet of their youth, in the days before mobile optimization and beta-tested user interfaces brought a sleek uniformity to modern web design. Nostalgic websites meant to mimic the days of dial-up modems are cropping up in artsy and tech-geek corners of the web. Windows93.net, a web project by the French music and art duo Jankenpopp & Zombectro, imagines what the Microsoft operating system would have looked like had it been released. (After a two-year development delay, Microsoft instead released Windows 95.) The site has had more than eight million visitors. NeoCities, built in 2013 by Kyle Drake, 33, a web entrepreneur based in Palo Alto, Calif., is a homage to GeoCities, the early web hosting platform. (GeoCities, started in 1994, was acquired by Yahoo in 1999 for $3.6 billion and went defunct in the United States in 2009.) “I really hate the modern internet,” Mr. Drake said. “My vision is to bring back making websites as a creative thing, not just as a business thing.” More than 140,000 websites have been created through his platform, he said. Paul Ford, 42, an instructor of interactive design at the School of Visual Arts in New York, agrees that the web today can feel disappointing to early adopters. “It’s almost like if your indie band went on to be, not the size of U2, but a $4 trillion industry,” he said. “I think there’s a sense of, ‘How do we get back to that?’” One way is to create a website the old-fashioned way: by enlisting a friend who knows basic HTML. That is what Billy Silverman, 40, a restaurateur, did in the harried final days before opening Salazar, his acclaimed Sonoran barbecue restaurant in Los Angeles. He tapped his buddy Zack McTee, who runs a small production company in New York, to slap together something quick. The two decided that, if they didn’t have the time or money to make the website good, they would at least make it fun. The result recalls a personal website built by a bored teenager in the days before Facebook and Myspace, with flashing Comic Sans text, dancing MC Hammer GIFs and cheesy keyboard music. A banner declaring “now with working email” scrolls across the top. Mr. Silverman said he regularly gets emails from customers who are confused. A common note: “‘I love your restaurant but saw your website and think I can help you out.’” ...
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