I am wondering how to do a disc clean up on a toshiba laptop I am trying to help a friend out in Rhode Island with hers
I got a new charger too. I burnt out the last one so I thought I should do it right this time. Thanks.
OK, well, I have a cheap universal remote for it that does little more than turn it on and play/pause. What is a good, cheap(er) universal remote that will work, or a inexpensive source for the orriginal remote?
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The Allure of the Yacht
Nothing quite equals the fantasy of lying back on the deck of a yacht, the sun warming your face and a cocktail in hand. From its days as a feared war craft to its rise as the most sought after leisure cruiser, the allure of the yacht is as timeless as it is enigmatic.
The yacht began life as a military vessel that utilised its speed and manoeuvrability to carry vital military messages between battalions. There are few historical sea battles that the yacht did not play a significant part in. From a triumphant military history to the vessel of choice for kings and queens, the yacht has its own special place in history.
The Grand Yachts of History
One of the world’s most memorable yachts is the Duyfken, a Dutch three-masted gem that was armed with several cannons. Her speed and manoeuvrability made her the perfect scout and messenger in times of battle and is credited with playing a critical role in the defeat of the Portuguese blockade that allowed the Dutch entrance to the lucrative spice trade in 1601. The years that followed saw this yacht head out on many exploratory adventures in search of new avenues for trade. From Cape Agulhas to the Mozambique Channel and on to India, the Duyfken became one of the most travelled yachts of the 17th century.
But it was the Duyfken’s 1606 journey that made it one of the grandest and most memorable yachts in history. Captained by Willem Janszoon, the next Dutch voyage headed out in search of the legendary King Solomon’s mines in the south east and took the yacht and her sailors to the furthest ends of the Earth then known to man. Heading further south than New Guinea, the yacht and its crew happened upon the Cape York Peninsula, better know today as Australia. Captain Janszoon and his yacht the Duyfken are officially acknowledged as the first authenticated European voyage to the Australian continent. By 1608, the Duyfken was declared to be damaged beyond repair and this remarkable little yacht, who helped make all seven continents known to European geographers, ended her time on the sea.
Designed by revolutionary yacht designer George Steers, the 101 ft America was one of the first racing vessels to benefit from his trademark knife-like bow widening aft that increased speed and agility. This design was put to the test in 1851, when the America entered the first ever Royal Yacht Squadron’s “One Hundred Guinea Cup“. In the prestigious 53 mile race around the Isle of Wight, the America won by eight minutes under the watchful eye of Queen Victoria. This esteemed international racing trophy was then renamed the America Cup after its inaugural winner and is a tradition that still challenges sailors today.
The America changed hands many times following her famous win and was owned by private sailors to military commanders, but few were committed to her upkeep. By 1940 she was owned by the US Naval Academy but her once majestic oak, cedar and chestnut frame was seriously decaying. When her shed home collapsed in 1945, she was burned along with the debris.
The Magnificent Yachts of Our Time
A 1943 Canadian convoy escort, this yacht was purchased and converted by shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis in 1954. Named after his daughter Christina, this vessel became the world’s most luxurious and advanced private yacht. Throughout its time as Onassis’ floating home until 1975, the Christina O was the floating ‘who’s who’ of Hollywood, entertaining the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Maria Callas and King Farouk of Egypt.
The famous Ari’s Bar on board is the spot where President John F Kennedy first met Sir Winston Churchill and the deck was witness to the wedding of Grace Kelly to Prince Rainier and Onassis himself to Jackie Kennedy. After Onassis’ death, the Christina O was donated to the Greek government and has recently been bought by John Paul Papanicolaou. This shipping magnate and Onassis family friend is meticulously restoring the Christina O to her former high-seas glory.
The Unusual Cosmic Muffin
The technologically advanced Boeing 307 Stratoliner was one of ten planes made in 1939 that could fly above any bad weather. Owned by the infamous Howard Hughes, becoming the Hughes 307, only two of these planes survived the tumultuous 1940s – the one safely housed in the National Air and Space Museum and the other in Fort Lauderdale.
The fierce hurricane Cleo severely damaged the Hughes 307 in Fort Lauderdale, to the point of scrapping in 1964. But the fuselage was saved and in 1974, launched as the world’s most unusual yacht. The original 1939 controls are used to pilot the yacht and it is powered by twin Yamaha motors, with a cruising speed of 13 knots. The inspiration for books and songs, this vessel has been visited by Oprah, CNN, the Travel Channel and countless other media. Custom designed furniture and fittings make the interior luxurious and the Cosmic Muffin recently sold on eBay for over $9 million.
The World’s Most Exclusive Yacht
Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, the Saudi Arabian defence minister, is the proud owner of one of the world’s largest yachts, the Al Salamah. The 457 ft vessel sports facilities that can only be guessed at, due to the secrecy of the crew and its owner. Rumours put the room count at over 90, including a hospital and an indoor swimming pool. Her tight deadline meant that builders only had two years to complete the finished yacht, make her one of the most impressive feats of yachting construction in our times.
The Yacht Takes Over Hollywood
No sea adventure in Hollywood is complete without the majestic character of the yacht. As winds ravage the ocean and humans battle nature, it is the yacht that acts as the most exciting and unusual set possible.
Whether it is a pivotal part of the plot, like the runaway speed boat in Speed 2, or a unique location to move the story along, yachts make for a favourite tool of filmmakers. In the latest Superman instalment, Superman Returns, Lex Luther conducts his evil business from a 200 ft luxury yacht. The Gertrude acted as the exterior of this magnificent getaway vehicle and the interior was a full 360° set built on a sound stage in Australia and enabled viewers to get a total view of the wealth and luxury of the villain.
Even out of the water, a yacht holds a certain romantic appeal and the modern movie version of riding off into the sunset is fast becoming sailing off into the setting sun aboard a luxury yacht. In The Wedding Date it is the yacht in the driveway that makes the ideal location for the main characters’ first rendezvous. When they are caught in the morning by the girl’s father, his comment of “Well, I’m glad to see that someone is making good use of her again” of course referred to the yacht.
Casino Royale, James Bond’s latest adventure makes use of no less than five versions of the Sunseeker in its spectacular yacht sequence. The interior of the yacht was then rebuilt on a hydraulic sound stage to mimic the movement of the ocean. While many yachts are specifically built for films, often some are simply chartered. Yacht Brokers have a myriad of luxury yachts on offer, ranging in size and type. Internet forums are often alive with the thrills of recognising real life yachts in films or seeing personal handiwork on screen.
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Real estate investing is getting the limelight amid the recession. In fact, real estate is rated by experts as one of the top five perfect investments amid the recession together with precious metals and foreign currencies, among others.
Many veteran analysts are recommending that investors take advantage of the current economic slump top buy real estate properties. Whether for long-term or short-term, now is the best time to invest in real estate, one expert said. And he indeed clarifies his point: You can buy a cheap property today and hold on to it. Its value is likely to appreciate in time and you can sell it for a much higher price when that day comes. You can also make it your own home. When it comes to short-term investing, there’s flipping houses. Buy an undervalued property today, make some repairs to raise its value, and then sell it for a higher price in a short time.
Let us say you are now convinced, you are willing to cash in on the real estate market? What do you do? Buy properties here and there? Not so fast.
One thing you could do is to talk to investors or market analysts, if you know any. Experts in the housing and real estate investing can also help you decide if this line of business is for you. If you don’t know any expert, you can go online where you’ll find tons of free information about real estate investing.
For instance, you can check RehabList.com. The web site is considered an authority when it comes to real estate investing. Rehab List is on a mission to help all real estate investors learn how to flip a house successfully so they can replicate the process a thousand times over and make a great living investing in real estate. It has a robust database of products, tips, and tools for investors who want become a Rehab List partner. Joining the Rehab List network is a good way to launch you career in real estate, or perhaps give it a timely shot in the arm if it’s on a slump.
Starting investors probably want to find their own great real estate investment deals. RehabList.com promises to teach neophytes how to achieve this plus more, like learning who best hard money lenders are and how to use hard money financing when flipping houses. You will also learn how to hire great contractors, work with sub-contractors, and where to find these workers.
While you can always check new web sites sprouting here and there every now and then, it is always good to be trusting to the authority. It’s like building your foundation with the right blocks. You can start by reading articles from the web site’s Learning Center section located on the bottom part. You can also click the Free Investment Training Course link, which will allow you to read the “confession” of a wholesaler who made $200,000 in just 90 days. Starting in real estate investing has never been this easy, thanks to reliable online resources such as RehabList.com.
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Flipping houses benefits the whole community where the undervalued property is located, would you believe? This new boom in the real estate market may make you rich if you’re a seller, that’s already given. But have you ever thought that flipping houses could actually earn you gratitude from the community?
While it is unlikely their primary intention, “rehabbers,” or those who flip houses, are actually doing a bit of good for the neighborhood. Under the “broken windows theory,” rehabbers are actually preventing possible criminal activity from taking place.
Under the theory, a broken window will likely invite vandals to break another window of the property. More and more windows are then broken before vandals consider breaking into the property. Activities like drug trade and prostitution might take place inside the property, and before anybody knows it, squatters are already living in it as well.
As an analogy, imagine a piece of trash thrown in a sidewalk. People see it and think it is okay to throw litter in the area. Before you know it, the whole sidewalk is filled with garbage.
As we know, a form of flipping houses – fix and flip – may refer to buying an undervalued property, repairing it, and then selling it for a bigger value. Houses bought in this kind of flipping are usually undervalued because they are just inherited or are in need or repairs.
For many, it is easier to sell an inherited home and earn a little profit from it than leave it until it deteriorates. As for houses in disrepair, the owner would often sell the property for a small amount and move to another house or probably just rent a better place. These houses may have leaking roofs, clogged pipes, washed out paint, or “broken windows.”
It is a rehabber’s job to assess the property and buy it at a low price. He has many options such as sell the house to another buyer with a small profit or have the property repaired before selling it. His intention is to own profit in the process.
Perhaps unintentionally, the rehabber also helps prevent the property from having more “broken windows.” Once bought, the vacant property is repaired and renovated. This may discourage vandals from breaking more windows, breaking into the house, and breaking laws while inside the property. Fixing the property means not leaving it vacant and in a state that may attract vandalism, which in turn may lead to crimes.
Having it repaired also means you are spurring jobs. If the water pipes are clogged, then you will provide some income for a plumber. If the paint is faded, then you give a job to a painter, and so on. Rehabbing houses is actually productive in the sense that it generates income for those who probably need it the most like those who do odd jobs.
Your also doing the community a little favor by beautifying an otherwise dilapidated house. They will have you to thank for that. (At least until the new owners occupy the property.)
So if somebody told you that flipping houses is rewarding, well, it actually is, and in many ways aside from filling your bank account.
You may visit RehabList.com to know more about the business of flipping houses. Whether a newbie or a veteran, there is always something to learn from RehabList.com. If it’s about flipping houses, it’s in Rehablist.com. So go on, learn how to flip houses today and earn big bucks while being the accidental superhero of your neighborhood. Check out Rehablist.com today!
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im looking for a software that works for a toshiba laptop and you can do video chats and change your voice and draw on your face while still in video chat.
Recently I bought a Toshiba satelite notebook model M300-S409 in Vietnam. I am not happy with the quality of video files to watch -picture looks hazy and not sharp – also the web cam is not so clear – with lots of grains. What should I do to improve the quality of videos and web cam? The same video file from the interet when viewed on a Sony Vaio laptop is so good unlike on Toshiba M300
What else can it be. All the fuses were blown, changed those, didn’t see any IC’s gone or capacitors, but not a expert. Could it be a power protector. There is 3 in this tv and how would I tell and any other suggestions. I get a blue screen figuring something is still wrong never hooked the cable in. What should I do?