Windows 8 and Office 2013 First Impressions

OK I took the plunge on Christmas Eve and wiped out my venerable Desktop PC that was running Windows 7 and Office 2007 for the last 3+ years and installed Windows 8 and Office 2013. This environment is a VAST departure from what I was used to. Gone is the Aero Glass UI (user interface) from Vista and Windows 7 and in its place we have two UIs that don’t really add up to what was there before. The User Interface Team at Microsoft describes Aero as “dated” and “cheesy” now. The Desktop in Windows 8 is clearly there for backwards compatibility only. The main UI that was formerly called Metro is now referred to as the “Modern UI” or just the “Windows 8 UI.” This is certainly the largest overhaul of Windows since Windows 95.

Microsoft has seen the future and the future is mobile computing. It’s all about battery life now. You complained about battery life and someone listened. Unfortunately they have sacrificed the Desktop computing experience for extending the battery life on laptops, tablets and smartphones. The realization of this hits you right off the bat. The first thing you need to do after installing Windows 8 is change the power options otherwise your machine will go to sleep after 20 minutes and your hard drive will also stop after 20 minutes. Change that to Never Go to Sleep and put a 0 in there for Turn Off Hard Disk. The easiest way to do this is to hit the Windows+X then click Power Options.

By now you have all heard about the Start Button being removed from Windows 8. I have questioned the wisdom of that move since I first heard about it last Spring. Why fix something that wasn’t broken? Well there is no need for a Start Button on mobile devices and if you use a Desktop to get work done you are living in the past. Time to get with it.

There is a power button in Windows 8 but even after digging around to find it I still have difficulty getting Windows 8 to shut down. My main Desktop is in my room and I shut it off at night. But after shutting it off last night I woke up a few hours later and the damn thing was on again. The best bet for REALLY shutting down Windows 8 is to do it from the command line: shutdown –s –t 10. That will shut it down in 10 seconds. You can get to the command line by hitting Windows+X then click Command Prompt (Admin). You better learn your keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8 so here is a cheat sheet:

Keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8

Windows key + Q: Search. This opens the search charm, set to whichever app you’re currently using. You can quickly switch to a files search with Windows + F, or settings with Windows + W.

Windows + R: Run command

Windows + C: Open the Charms bar

Windows + H: Share charm

Windows + I: Settings charm

Windows + Z: Displays the app bar. This gives contextual options in each app.

Windows + X: opens the admin menu, which appears where the Start menu used to be.

Windows + D: Shows the traditional desktop. Press again to minimize all desktop windows.

Windows + L: Locks your computer and displays the Lock screen.

From the Start screen press Windows + I>Tiles then move the slider over to have your Admin Tools show on the Start screen.

Alt+F4: Close current app. Also, you can use your mouse to click at the top of an app and drag it to the bottom of the screen.

Having said all of this the big question here is WHY??!!? Why not have a separate OS for Desktops and mobile devices? Sure I have an Android smartphone and it’s OK but you can’t get any WORK done on it. Even composing a short email on the damn thing is a pain in the ass. The Android is good for checking the stats on my blog and Facebook – that’s about it. I guess it works for the occasional phone call as well.

If you haven’t seen Office 2013 yet you are really in for a surprise. The new version of Office is (you guessed it) optimized for the mobile computing experience. The new UI is decidedly minimalist even Spartan. Generic may be a better term. The default background is completely White. It is hard to compose emails and such staring at that background. You can change the way Office looks but not much. In Outlook click on File>Options then you can choose an Office Background and an Office Theme. There are only three Themes to choose from: White, Light Gray and Dark Gray. Choose the Dark Gray and be done with it.

There is no need to install Microsoft Security Essentials with Windows 8. Windows Defender comes as part of the OS and has all of the functionality that MS Security Essentials had. There is also no need to install Flash Player as it is part of the OS as well. One minor annoyance I have is that the Gadgets from Vista and 7 no longer work. You can download the 8Gadgetpack and reinstall your Gadgets. Microsoft did away with the official Gadget Repository so if you have Gadgets you want to keep back them up before upgrading or installing Windows 8. Under the hood Windows 8 now has Hyper-V so if you run virtual machines like I do that is a big plus.

Internet Explorer 10 is pretty much the same in Desktop mode as IE9. I don’t bother much using the “Metro” or “Modern” mode of IE. MSN.com looks kind of cool with all of the tiles but not many websites are optimized for IE10 yet.

The Bottom Line is that Microsoft now considers Desktop Users second class citizens. Your Desktop environment is only there until you can get with the times. I find this attitude from Redmond a little obnoxious. After all we’re the folks that made MS the behemoth that it is today. There was a management shakeup after Windows 8 was released so we’ll if this attitude changes in the future.

Having said all of this you can still do pretty much everything you used to do with Win7. You just have to be a little creative to get things done. I find myself using the Run command and the Command Prompt more than before but that’s not a deal breaker.

Here are some useful links:

Paul Thurrott’s Supersite for Windows: http://winsupersite.com/

PC Advisor’s Windows 8 Review: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/windows/3284198/microsoft-windows-8-review/?pn=1

Windows 8 Keyboard & Mouse Survival Guide

Jim Fetzer Radio Appearance 12/22/12: Traces of Tritium at the WTC

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What is Nuclear Fusion?

http://www.nuclearfiles.org/menu/key-issues/nuclear-weapons/basics/what-is-fusion.htm 

Nuclear fusion is a process during which light atoms fuse to form heavier ones. During the fusion of elements with low atomic numbers substantial amounts of energy are released.

In 1939 Hans A. Bethe of Germany was the first to theorize about nuclear fusion. Bethe suggested that much of the energy output of the Sun and other stars results from reactions in which four hydrogen nuclei unite, form one helium nucleus while releasing a large amount of energy.

Later research proved that fusion reactions can indeed occur only at many millions of degrees Kelvin when the electrostatic forces of repulsion that result from the presence of positive electric charges in both nuclei can be overcome so that the nuclear forces of attraction can perform a fusion. Such high temperatures, however, do only occur in suns or in uncontrolled nuclear chain reactions (atomic bombs).

During the early 1950s American researchers produced the first human made nuclear fusion reaction by infusing a mixture of the heavy hydrogen isotopes deuterium and tritium into the fission reaction of an atomic bomb. Thus they had created the hydrogen bomb an atomic bomb with enhanced destructive potential.

Scientists have sought practical methods to harness the process nuclear fusion. If one could devise a safe and controlled procedure, nuclear fusion would provide a relatively inexpensive alternative energy source for electric-power generation and thereby become an alternative to the world’s dwindling supply of natural energy resources. If successful, controlled fusion could also replace nuclear fission as an energy source. Deuterium, the primary fuel for a fusion-power system, is far more abundant and cheaper than any of the materials required for fission reactions, since it can be extracted from ordinary water. Even at the beginning of the 21st century many experts doubt that controlled fusion will be achieved in the near future because of various technical difficulties.

Definition of the Neutron Bomb

http://www.nuclearfiles.org/menu/key-issues/nuclear-weapons/basics/neutron-bomb.htm

“Also called ENHANCED RADIATION WARHEAD, specialized type of small thermonuclear weapon that produces minimal blast and heat but which releases large amounts of lethal radiation. The neutron bomb delivers blast and heat effects that are confined to an area of only a few hundred yards in radius. But within a somewhat larger area it throws off a massive wave of neutron and gamma radiation, which can penetrate armor or several feet of earth. This radiation is extremely destructive to living tissue. Because of its short-range destructiveness and the absence of long-range effect, the neutron bomb would be highly effective against tank and infantry formations on the battlefield but would not endanger cities or other population centers only a few miles away. It can be carried in a Lance missile or delivered by an 8-inch (200-millimetre) howitzer, or possibly by attack aircraft. In strategic terms, the neutron bomb has a theoretical deterrent effect: discouraging an armored ground assault by arousing the fear of neutron bomb counterattack. The bomb would disable enemy tank crews in minutes, and those exposed would die within days. U.S. production of the bomb was postponed in 1978 and resumed in 1981.”

Hydrogen-2 (deuterium)

The other stable hydrogen isotope, is known as deuterium and contains one proton and one neutron in its nucleus. Deuterium comprises 0.0026 – 0.0184% (by population, not by mass) of hydrogen samples on Earth, with the lower number tending to be found in samples of hydrogen gas and the higher enrichments (0.015% or 150 ppm) typical of ocean water. Deuterium is not radioactive, and does not represent a significant toxicity hazard. Water enriched in molecules that include deuterium instead of normal hydrogen is called heavy water. Deuterium and its compounds are used as a non-radioactive label in chemical experiments and in solvents for 1H-NMR spectroscopy. Heavy water is used as a neutron moderator and coolant for nuclear reactors. Deuterium is also a potential fuel for commercial nuclear fusion

Hydrogen-3 (tritium)

3H is known as tritium and contains one proton and two neutrons in its nucleus. It is radioactive, decaying into helium-3 through β− decay with a half-life of 12.32 years. Small amounts of tritium occur naturally because of the interaction of cosmic rays with atmospheric gases. Tritium has also been released during nuclear weapons tests. It is used in thermonuclear fusion weapons, as a tracer in isotope geochemistry, and specialized in self-powered lighting devices. The most common method of producing tritium is by bombarding a natural isotope of lithium, lithium-6, with neutrons in a nuclear reactor.

Tritium was once used routinely in chemical and biological labeling experiments as a radiolabel, which has become less common in recent times. D-T nuclear fusion uses tritium as its main reactant, along with deuterium, liberating energy through the loss of mass when the two nuclei collide and fuse at high temperatures.

Steve Jones: The graph below shows that hydrogen-bomb testing boosted tritium levels in rain by several orders of magnitude:

Tritium_precip

The data clearly demonstrate the large amount of tritium released due to hydrogen bombs, the first of which was tested in 1951. Thus, tritium is a tracer for hydrogen bombs, the “smoking gun.”

Jones is absolutely correct when he states that tritium is the “smoking gun” for a hydrogen bomb detonation. If tritium is detected in large quantities at Ground Zero, there is no way to deny the detonation of thermonuclear devices. It is vitally important to correctly interpret the data in the DOE report. So to help us make sense of the DOE data Ed Ward breaks down what is meant by “traces of tritium” in the basement of WTC 6:

1. Trace definition as it applies to quantity: Occurring in extremely small amounts or in quantities less than a standard limit (In the case of tritium, this standard level would be 20 TUs – the high of quoted standard background levels.) http://www.thefreedictionary.com/trace

2. The stated values of tritium from the DOE report “Study of Traces of Tritium at the World Trade Center”. “A water sample from the WTC sewer, collected on 9/13/01, contained 0.164±0.074 (2ó) nCi/L (164 pCi/L +/- 74 pCi/L – takes 1,000 trillionths to = 1 billionth) of HTO. A split water sample, collected on 9/21/01 from the basement of WTC Building 6, contained 3.53±0.17 and 2.83±0.15 nCi/L ( 3,530.0 pCi/L +/- 170 pCi/L and 2,830 pCi/L +/- 150 pCi/L), respectively. https://e-reportsext.llnl.gov/pdf/241096.pdf Pico to Nano converter – http://www.unitconversion.org/prefixes/picos-to-nanos-conversion.html Nano to Pico converter – http://www.unit-conversion.info/metric.html

3. 1 TU = 3.231 pCi/L (trillionths per liter) or 0.003231 nCi/L (billionths per liter) – http://www.hps.org/publicinformation/ate/q2282.html – (My original TU calculations came out to 3.19 pCi/L, but I will gladly accept these referenced minimally higher values. http://www.clayandiron.com/news.jhtml?method=view&news.id=1022 )

4. In 2001 normal background levels of Tritium are supposedly around 20 TUs (prior to nuclear testing in the 60’s, normal background tritium water levels were 5 to 10 TUs – http://www.hps.org/publicinformation/ate/q2282.html ). However, groundwater studies show a significantly less water concentration: Groundwater age estimation using tritium only provides semi-quantitative, “ball park” values: · <0.8 TU indicates sub modern water (prior to 1950s) · 0.8 to 4 TU indicates a mix of sub modern and modern water · 5 to 15 TU indicates modern water (< 5 to 10 years) · 15 to 30 TU indicates some bomb tritium http://www.grac.org/agedatinggroundwater.pdf  But, instead of “5 to 15 TU” (which would make the increase in background levels even higher), I will use 20 TUs as the 2001 environmental level to give all possible credibility to the lie of “Traces”.

5. Let’s calculate the proven referenced facts. Tritium level confirmed in the DOE report of traces of tritium = 3,530 pCi/L (+/- 170 pCi/L, but we will use the mean of 3,530 pCi/L). 3,530 pCi/L (the referenced lab value) divided by the background level of 20TUs (20 X 3.231 p (1 TU = 3.21 pCi/L) = 64.62 pCi/L as the high normal background/standard level. 3,530 divided by 64.62 pCi/L = 54.63 TIMES THE NORMAL BACKGROUND LEVEL. 3,530 pCi/L divided by 3.231 pCi/L (1 TU) = 1,092.54 TUs

6. This is my ‘fave’ because lies tend to eat their young. Muon physicist Steven Jones calls 1,000 TUs “The graphs below show that hydrogen-bomb testing boosted tritium levels in rain by several orders of magnitude. (Ref.: http://www.science.uottawa.ca/~eih/ch7/7tritium.htm  ) – http://www.journalof911studies.com/letters/a/Hard-Evidence-Rebudiates-the-Hypothesis-that-Mini-Nukes-were-used-on-the-wtc-towers-by-steven-jones.pdf  Yet, calls the EXACT SAME LEVELS quoted in nCi/L as “Traces” and “These results are well below the levels of concern to human exposure”. http://www.journalof911studies.com/letters/a/Hard-Evidence-Rebudiates-the-Hypothesis-that-Mini-Nukes-were-used-on-the-wtc-towers-by-steven-jones.pdf  Interesting isn’t it.

7. Thomas M. Semkowa, Ronald S. Hafnerc, Pravin P. Parekha, Gordon J. Wozniakd, Douglas K. Hainesa, Liaquat Husaina, Robert L. Rabune. Philip G. Williams and Steven Jones have all called over 1,000 TUs of Tritium, “Traces”. Even at the height of nuclear bomb testing 98% – after thousands of Megatons of nuclear testing – of the rainwater tests were 2,000 TUs or less. https://e-reports-ext.llnl.gov/pdf/241096.pdf

8. It is also important to note that the tritium present was diluted by at least some portion of 1 million liters of water accounting for BILLIONS of TUs.

An important point that Jones glosses over is the dilution of water in the basement of WTC 6. If not for copious amounts of water sprayed on the WTC site undoubtedly the concentration of tritium would have been higher than the measured 55 times normal background levels.

Ed Ward’s Breakdown of the WTC Rain and Fire Hose Water, 4 Million Gallons of
Dilution:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EdWard-MD/message/136

WTC 6 = 1 acre (approx)

WTC site = 16 acres. Rain = 4 million liters. 4/16 = 1/4 of a million liters deposits in WTC 6 in its 40 ft (depth) by 120 ft (diameter) crater.

WTC 6 was hot – see thermal images 2nd article on WTC Nukes.

Firemen = 12 million liters. Firemen would mostly be spraying the hot areas.

There are about 5 acres that gradually increase to maybe a total of 6 to 7 acres, but let’s be generous and say they sprayed 8 acres (this will lower the total amount of Tritium Units estimate).

8/16 = 1/2 of 12 million liters = 6 million liters spread over 8 acres = 3/4 of a million liters per acre.

Rain plus Firemen = 1 million liters in WTC 6 in the 40 ft (depth) by 120 ft (diameter) crater.

1 liter of the pooled water = 1,106 TUs X 1 million liters of water = 1.1066 BILLION TUs JUST IN WTC 6 (no other places were checked.)

This completely ignores 104 Million Liters (30 Million Gallons) pumped out of the bathtub and the drain water of 51 TUs. 120 million liters X 51 = 6.120 BILLION TUs.

This completely ignores the amount of Tritium in gas form that escapes into the atmosphere and gets massive dispersal.

Why was there so much tritium found in the basement of WTC6?

http://www.bollyn.com/the-mystery-of-wtc-6/ 

Plume of smoke seen rising from the area where WTC6 stood:

Blast_at_WTC6_0903

Photo shows WTC6 damaged BEFORE the North Tower “collapsed.”

WTC_6_blackened_prior_to_collapse

Another Bill Biggert photo shows WTC6 blackened BEFORE South Tower debris hits it:

Biggart_WTC6

Overhead photo:

WTC_6_from_overhead

Reminiscent of the OKC Murrah Building:

oklahomacity_350

Chuck Boldwyn slide shows possible placement of mini/micro neutron bombs:

Potentialplacementofverylowyieldminineutronnukes

Another Chuck Boldwyn slide shows the damage done by upwardly directed shaped mini/micro neutron nukes:

WTC6

Infrared photo that shows the huge crater in WTC 6:

noaa_wtc2

To sum this up: we see a plume of smoke rising from Building 6, photos that show the building was blackened and bombed out before ANY debris from the Twin Towers hit it, a massive crater in the middle of the building and the DOE finds massive amounts of tritium in the basement 10 days after 9/11. Only a thermonuclear explosion explains all of this. WTC6 WAS NUKED!!

 

PIDcast With Clare Kuehn

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It’s HERE!

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I have a (right click then Save as.. to download MP3) two hour interview with researcher Clare Kuehn. We discussed the death and replacement of Beatle Paul McCartney in the fall of 1966. This is the first original audio content that I have produced myself and posted on this blog. Look for more interviews in 2013.

I first came across the whole Paul Is Dead (PID) phenomena in the summer of 2011. At first I thought it had to be a bunch of bullshit and that I could prove it was BS in a few minutes searching Google. However I soon found Forensic science proves PID. The post ’67 McCartney has different ears, jaw, nose hell the whole skull is different from the original. A grown man can’t get a different skull so that means that post 67 and pre 66 McCartney are different men. You will also want to checkout Faul’s False Ears

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and Dying the Bea†les Legend: Mal Evans’ suspicious death on the Plastic Macca site as well.

Paul_mccartney_mal_evans

Really all that is required to become a “PIDer” as they say is the ability to differentiate between a before and after photo. Here is a short YouTube video that compares the shoe sizes of Paul and Faul:

If you look at enough photos it becomes painfully obvious that Paul and Faul are different men. Faul is taller, has wider shoulders, bigger feet – he’s just a bigger guy than Paul.

When I haven’t been researching 9/11 I have been trying to piece together as much as I can about the death and replacement of James Paul McCartney (1942-1966).

Clare has done a lot more PID research than I have hence the reason for the interview. So has Tina Foster. Tina Foster’s blog, Plastic Macca is a wealth of PID research – be sure to check it out! Also checkout the 60IF document supposedly written by George Harrison. These are good places for the uninitiated to start. The legend goes that Harrison verbally told the story to someone in India and they transcribed it which explains some of the broken English. 60IF also confirms the involvement of the intelligence community in the whole affair. I can’t vouch for the authenticity of 60IF but anyone researching PID should read it and make up their own mind about it.

There has been a lot of speculation that Paul died in a car crash. I haven’t been able to confirm HOW he died but I strongly suspect he was murdered and it was no accident. Paul’s replacement is often referred to as “Faul” meaning a fake Paul. Faul is often identified as Billy Shears or William Campbell. I have not been able to confirm this person’s (former) identity I just know that he is not James Paul McCartney (JPM) born in 1942.

The Sgt. Pepper’s album cover clearly depicts a funeral scene:

The Paul McCartney on Sgt. Pepper’s (June 1967) looks different from the Paul McCartney on the Yesterday and Today “butcher” cover from June 1966:

If one looks closely at the album covers and the findings of the Italian forensics team then it becomes obvious that the 1967 Paul McCartney is not the real JPM born in 1942.

When exactly did JPM die? There has been some speculation that he died in Seattle after the Beatles August 25, 1966 concert there. But there are several photographs taken from the San Francisco show August 29, 1966 that prove the real JPM did indeed play the final Beatles concert. Here is one:

What gives fuel to the Seattle rumors are photos of Faul getting off of the plane at the San Francisco airport:

There is speculation that the white-haired man on the top of the stairs is an intelligence operative. And here is an interesting quote from photographer Jim Marshall: “We spent 10 years trying to find out the identity of the stewardess in that shot. We even tried going through the Kiwi Club, which is the American Airline Stewardesses’ Association, but we’ve never been able to find out who that girl was.” So it is possible that the “stewardess” in this photo is no stewardess at all but an intelligence operative. Would it take 10+ years to track down a regular stewardess? Not likely.

The Beatles history is a bit foggy in the September through the end of December 1966 timeframe so it is difficult to pin down exact dates. There are photos of Faul at the studio in December 1966 so we know the switch was made before then. See Tina Foster’s blog for those photos.  There is some speculation that the Melody Maker awards show was the last time the real JPM was seen alive in public. There is some ambiguity to the exact date of the Melody Maker show. It may have been taped and aired at a later date as well. It was September 13, 1966 according to this photo:

I found this on the internet as well: Paul McCartney watches experimental music in London which took place September 15, 1966. According to the legend the Sgt. Pepper’s drum kit spells out “I ONE IX HE DIE”

Which is generally interpreted as meaning Paul died on September 11, 1966 although it could be November 9, 1966.

What can we make of all of this? When I first saw the photos of the Beatles getting off of the plane in San Francisco and it was Faul instead of JPM I was taken aback. That means that the plot to replace Paul was already in motion. I think that they were seeing if they could replace Paul and get away with it. There is nothing in the press that I can find that mentioned Paul had a double at the airport. No one seemed to be the wiser so they went ahead with the operation. Indeed in 1969 rumors were rampant that Paul was dead and Life magazine put Faul on the cover and proclaimed that “Paul is still with us.” When all of the major media outlets go along with the cover story then you know that the intelligence community is involved.

So who had Paul killed? There had to be powerful forces involved to kill and replace Paul McCartney. It takes even more power to cover up the crime and get the mainstream media to go along with it for 46 years and counting. I have no idea WHO was actually behind it. WHY did the Beatles and his family go along with it? I can only speculate but I imagine the family was paid off and/or intimidated. The 60IF document makes it sound like the Beatles thought Paul and Brian were kidnapped and the “intelligence service” was helping them out of a jam. I believe that the intelligence community was running the whole thing start to finish. They manipulated the Beatles into going along with it. Again according to 60IF John had a burning desire to continue and not let the “kidnappers” win. So they continued on with a replacement. It appears that John thought the role of Faul would end with the end of the Beatles.

WHY did someone want Paul killed in the first place? So far I have not been able to determine a motive or suspects. So this leaves us with a bunch of unanswered questions. Iamaphoney may soon release information that answers some of these questions. Apparently there is a cease and desist order preventing the release of the next video.

The PID topic is usually met with contempt and scorn. The worn out phrase “conspiracy theory” is usually applied. My favorite objection is “they wouldn’t do that.” What a load of BS that is – YES THEY WOULD! Just because YOU wouldn’t do something doesn’t mean THEY wouldn’t. Everyday people have no concept what the power elite will do to maintain power. You can’t apply your standards of behavior to THEM. The power elite will assassinate presidents (JFK, FDR, Lincoln), stage terror attacks like 9/11 or OKC to start wars and whatever else it takes to dominate. They will also kill and replace cultural icons like Paul McCartney.

UPDATE 3/29/13

Clare has discovered a new PID clue. Check that out on her blog.