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  1. Cavalry horse COMANCHE, was the only living thing that survived Custers Little Big Horn massacre. He was bought in1868 by the US Army in St.Louis Missouri. Captain Myles Keogh of the 7th Cavalry (killed in the battle) bought him for his personal mount. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comanche_(horse) and many more links on the web. The Little Big Horn battle took place on Sunday 25th June 1876. When found, Comanche had a number of wounds, 3 serious - one through the neck, one through his front shoulders and one went right through his rear just in front of the hind legs. I think it was one arrow and two bullets, the rest were flesh wounds. He was found two days after the battle wandering about very weak from his wounds amongst Custers 210 dead soldiers and a number of dead horses. All the fit horses were taken by the Indians. Comanche was wounded many times before the Little Big Horn, arrows, bullets and flesh wounds but survived all these to retain his fitness as a cavalry horse. He was nursed back to health - it took over a year in a special stable with loving medical care and he had to have slings to help him recover. After that was treated to a luxurious life as the proud and cherished mascot of the 7th Cavalry. He lived for 15 years after the battle and died of natural causes. Comanche is one of only two horses in American history to be given full military honours on their death. The picture below was taken on the actual battle field, dead horses are shown in the back ground. This poor horse must have suffered a life of pain with all the wounds he received but still carried out his duties as if nothing had happened. He was declared unfit for service after this final battle. He is now preserved in a glass case at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum on public display. Many people have claimed to have survived the battle of The Little Big Horn, but none have been officially corroborated. Only Comanche. COMANCHE AT THE SCENE OF THE BATTLE
  2. I think I have either seen, heard of or read about every single miraculous feat accomplished by humans in my time. It seems impossible to isolate any one of these unbelievable feats as being special. But I must personally choose the exploits of Alain Robert, the French Spiderman as the most outstanding personality I have ever seen. He has climbed almost every one of the world`s tallest buildings freestyle, without ropes or any safety equipment. Just his fingers and feet. In all this death defying activity, he suffers from Epilepsy and has to take daily medication. To give examples of Alain`s accomplishments would be impossible. You must surf the web and read them for yourself, plus video`s and lots of photo`s. I have some small experience of being subjected to great heights, since for many years I took part in skydiving as a sport and to see this man standing on the very spire of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur without any support and waving his arms about at 1,483 feet high, most probably with a significant wind force, gives me the shudders. And when he has climbed these buildings, he has to climb down again to a point where he can enter the building via a door or window, sometimes many hundreds of feet below. The police are always waiting to arrest him, but a few days in jail and Alain is free again. Here is a shot of him after climbing the Petronas Towers enjoying his success on the top of the spire. A helicopter is seen flying way below him.
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    Man`s best friend

    @ LuLu "To those of you who mentioned losing pets, I'm sorry. It's never easy. There is no joy greater than that from a beloved pet. " LuLu, you`ve said it all. There is not a single human relationship, past or present that has not suffered ups and downs. With a dog or any other animal, such an unpredictable nature does not exist. It is 100% pure love, dedication and affection. ​I love your menagerie, they are a superb collection of cuddles.
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    Man`s best friend

    The relationship of man with dogs goes back Centuries, at least to the ancient Greeks and Romans. Dog remains have been found from 10,000 - 15,000 years ago. It has been scientifically acknowledged that mans relationship with the dog and its human connected development originates from the Grey wolf many thousands of years ago. This man/dog relationship is unique and has no other equivalent in the animal kingdom. The modern domesticated dog has become a totally faithful and committed companion of man. We should be proud that an animal displays such a firm bond with us. A dogs life span varies according to breed, but on average 10-12 years is about the limit for most breeds. Large dogs have a shorter life span. Out of the 5 dogs I have had the privilege and joy of owning, only one died early at 6 years old. The others lived for 10-15 years. Nothing wrong with a dogs life span. You accept what it is, enjoy the time they are with us and grieve at their loss. Just like any other species including humans, some die young, but most live good average lives dependent on their treatment and care.
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    Man`s best friend

    Post a picture of your beloved dog, it will be a pleasure for us all to see. Unfortunately, I am unable to contribute at present, though I have had the privilege and honor of owning several dogs in the past to make my life really worthwhile. See my Profile regarding one of them. My last most loving and faithful dog was Kaiser, a Rottie. He died at the age of 10 years old on 10 January 2014 of internal bleeding. But 10 years of age is not a bad average for a Rottie. I would have like more. He meant the world to me.
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    Time Zones

    And not a lot of people know that. Sounds a bit hard on the crutch to me.
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    Time Zones

    HUMMM ! Lemme think this out. If I fly to New Zealand will I be 12 hours older in GMT terms ? If I fly to Alaska, will I be 11 hours younger in GMT terms ?
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    Time Zones

    What a great idea. I`ll try that, then start at Infinity and count backwards in multiples of 53, just like you. It should be much quicker than counting in single digits.
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    Time Zones

    Nah, I finished the second count and have started on a third. Had a sudden memory dump the other day and I feel rejuvenated and at the peak of my performance..
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    Time Zones

    Thanks Winapp. New York makes no sense at all, but San Antonio Texas does. It is exactly 6 hours behind London. I think you have cracked it. In my golden years of scientific brilliance, I was acknowledged by the Guinness Book of Records as the only person on Planet Earth who could count up to Infinity twice. But now I cannot even tell the time. I guess that is the way the cookie crumbles.
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    Time Zones

    The difference between my posting in London and the Forum time is minus 6 hours. This covers Mexico and much of Central North America. Where is the Piriform Forum based ? New York is only minus 5 hours against London. But if out DST of plus 1 hour is taken into account, then New York is only minus 4 hours. We are still stuck with a Forum time of minus 6 hours against London. Does`nt add up.
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    May Desktops

    There is one thing that a Warthog HAS got and that is a BIG butt. I would`nt bend down in front of that hard head and tusks. i used to be fascinated with the human obsession of big butts and boobs, but now gimme a good dinner any day.
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    May Desktops

    It`s no good, I cannot stand those ugly wolves on my desktop, so I have changed it to that beautiful Warthog with those Colgate tusks. No more Bimbo`s for me, this is unquestionable beauty without the aid of Max factor or all those ludicrous female sex-bomb tantrums. [
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    Test web speed

    Tested out very visually attractive and looks good., My upload speed is deplorable, but of no real interest. It is the download speed that is important to me. Another check showed
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    May Desktops

    Big grin - Meet the Bank Manager.
  16. Thanks, I did have a quick look at the thread. Never enhanced my knowledge much. MSRT is rather like using a toothbrush to sweep the yard.
  17. Now THAT is music to my ears. On other Forums, when I mention Sandboxie and virtual systems, I get a handful of supporters, some eagerly pouring salt on the subject, then literally no interest. Like talking to a brick wall unless you enter the Sandboxie camp, where knowledge, intelligence and enthusiasm are in abundance. Nice to meet you Hazelnut.
  18. I use Sandboxie, thereby creating a virtual hard drive environment. Returnil does the same, but I find Sandboxie infinitely more user friendly and demands almost no effort or attention. With a virtual environment, all the threats, old and new are contained within the sandbox and are killed off on browser closure. Nothing gets past this barrier onto the PC to infect it. OK, there are various theoretical arguments about virtual weaknesses, but nothing is perfect and such arguments amount to wasting time on diminishing returns. But a virtual environment is a one way street, it only stops threats from infecting a PC, it does not stop any data from being stolen from within the sandbox and transmitted to some malicious external source. So, I have to rely on my FW and AV, plus SpywareBlaster to protect me against such outward bound theft. I do use KeyScrambler as a minor safety measure, but beyond that combination, it is in the lap of the God`s. I do not have any financial or serious data on my computer, but others do have a whole package of personal and financial data on theirs to make use of their computers as is theoretically intended. Any comments ?
  19. Oddly enough, MS are still updating XP. My latest check showed an update to their Malicious Software Removal Tool, two months after the they lynched it. MSRT ? About as useful to me as headless hammer. I accepted it, but it has never done anything to make the headlines.
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    May Desktops

    Probably is, but with a mean look like that, any amorous contender will have a hell of a fight on his hands. OWCH ! That hurt.
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    May Desktops

    You don`t want feeble, big busted cosmetic wannabe sex symbol Bimbo`s pretending to be chained up or Steroid male muscle bound freaks as a desktop. What you want is pure natural ecxstatic beauty :-
  22. Dennis, I am totally discomknockerated, but understand it would be an impossible task for a small staff to close a huge number of old threads. The only way would be a computer search and destroy operation, which in the case of a moderate sized Forum like this would be uneconomical.
  23. Sorry, I never looked at the dating of it. Big laugh eh ? Should old threads like that be closed to avoid stumble bums like me falling into the pit ?
  24. The site you refer to are speaking utter rubbish or they are up to no good. Give `em the elbow. CC is a standalone program and only springs to life when you press the button. Even if you leave it on, there is no active connection with the Internet.
  25. The XP saga is beginning to become extremely boring. The best OS that MS have ever produced will still be running on merrily in 10 years time. Half the world use XP with China a dominant player. If you look after your PC with the proper security and caution, it will plonk on for years without any trouble. Many users still operate Windows programs going back over 12 years with little trouble. I stopped all those beastly MS updates last year from adding GB`s of wasted space to my hard disk. Deleted 1 GB of them without with a single key stroke. Who needs MS security updates with a virtual system ? I use XP and will be doing for a very long time regardless of what the scaremongers spout. I use Sandboxie, which effectively creates a virtual hard drive, where all the bugs fly around in confinement and are killed off at browser closure. So am I am not dependent on constantly outdated data bases from which all other AV programs suffer from. The Sandboxie management confirm that they have no intention of withdrawing support from XP. There is always Returnil and an excellent little program called Toolwiz Timefreeze that also create a virtual system. You can run either one of them in combination with Sandboxie. Toolwiz Timefreeze works fine as a catcher, providing you understand its precise function. So in harmony with half the world, I will be a happy chappy for years to come and can forget MS`s profit paranoia and their Win 7 and 8. The only prospect of me upgrading is if my ancient PC finally goes PLOP !
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