Archive for March, 2016
Tags: 1919, Boston, disaster, flood, history, industrial accident, Molasses, OSHA, prohibition, sticky mess, video
Tags: Animal, Beijing, China, endangered species, Ili Pika, Li Weidong, magic rabbit, Ochotona iliensis, rabbit, squee, Tianshan mountains, wildlife, Xinjiang
Native to a remote region of China, this tiny mammal, known as the Ili pika, doesn’t know it’s a member of an endangered species — and neither do most people. Rarer — and some would argue cuter– than the panda, there are less than 1,000 of these teddy bear-like creatures living in the Tianshan mountain range in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China, says conservationist Li Weidong. Li discovered the pika, formally known as Ochotona iliensis, in 1983 and named it after his hometown, Ili.
Tags: Dual-panel, Dual-panel windows file manager, Explorer replacement, file manager, Free File Review, FreeCommander, FreeFile Review, freeware, software, Windows Double Explorer
Dual-panel windows file managers, or Explorer replacements, put two instances of Windows Explorer in a single program window. They usually offer tabbed panels as well as other utilities. On my search for a dual-panel windows file manager, I found only minor differences between most of the free programs. FreeCommander seemed to best fill my needs, so I gave it a test run. This became a side-by-side test when I came across Windows Double Explorer. WDE unlike other file managers, uses Windows Explorer in its panels, rather than replacing it. For a month I ran both FreeCommander and WDE on the same Windows 10 PC. Both programs were fast and ran without any issues.
FreeCommander — Initially, I found the program to be less than ideal. Things improved once I discovered all of the options and customizations that are possible. Increasing the font size and enabling the ‘Tree’ and ‘Favorites’ on the left column greatly improved workflow. Like most file managers, panels can be tiled horizontally or vertically and are tabbed (for multiple Explorer instances in each panel). Several additional tools (File Shredder, Zip utility, Renamer) are available under the File menu. After a month, I still have not explored all of the options offered. The shear volume of options in FreeCommander can be daunting.
Windows Double Explorer — WDE is probably the simplest dual-panel windows file manager available. It offers very few options and customizations; and no additional tools are included. If you like Windows Explorer and are looking for a dual-panel option, WDE may be perfect. Sadly, it is no longer actively being developed.
— — — — The Bottom Line — — — —
I will continue to use FreeCommander as I prefer all of the options it offers. However, Windows Double Explorer is a good choice for those who prefer simpler software.
Download FreeCommander HERE
Download Windows Double Explorer HERE
Tags: aerial photography, drone, tour, video
Tags: cool site, Lock The Taskbah, Rock the Casbah, task bar, taskbar, The Clash, Useless Site
Simply visit this page, right-click on the taskbar (bottom of screen), select ‘Lock the taskbah’, and enjoy.
And . . . you’re done.
Tags: Australia, Dr. Rajesh Ramanathan, Ian Potter NanoBioSensing Facility and NanoBiotechnology Research Lab, Melbourne, Nano-enhanced, research, RMIT University, self-cleaning, textiles
A spot of sunshine is all it could take to get your washing done, thanks to pioneering nano research into self-cleaning textiles. Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have developed a cheap and efficient new way to grow special nanostructures—which can degrade organic matter when exposed to light—directly onto textiles.