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An Update on the Lancer Rebuild

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Hi all,

 

I thought I  would share where we are with the Lancer Upgrade.

 

The Home page is now complete, with one error correction to be made. There was a tab that linked with the latest Lancer books for sale. Unfortunately the developer believed I wanted that link removed and not the two books highlighted on the Home page. The proper link will be restored shortly. Since posting I see the site has been updated.

 

The links to JFK Lancer are deliberate and reflect the history that JFK Lancer has had on the JFK research community.

 

Assassination Magazine. Lancer used to have a magazine called “Assassination Chronicles.” When the developer put that link in I had not anticipated it. However I decided to leave it and see whether we cannot collectively put together - say - an annual research magazine. After all there is a massive combined resource within this forum.

 

The Assassination Links and Resources are again a reference to the mission of JFK Lancer.

 

When you click on Login you get a choice to either go across to JFK Lancer or continue onto the Lancer rebuild.

 

When you click on Lancer Forum you get a choice between the two essential aspects of the rebuild. 

  1. The Lancer Rebuild itself.
  2. Presentations and Seminars.

Presentations and Seminars is essentially a video based forum. This is a site where members can make major video presentations / etc.

I am hoping - and I understand the site will be able to support it - that maybe once a year we can run a live seminar/conference.

 

What is happening now is the actual Lancer rebuild. I an still living in hope that the site can be launched for the assassination weekend.

 

The link to the present rebuild:-

 

I am interested in suggestions and thoughts.

 

James.

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Hi all,

I had a conversation with the developers of the Lancer archive today. I was curious why it was taking so long. The problem is that those who hacked it "did a real job" as the developer explained to me. Most of the links are unable to be recreated because when re-established they link to porn sites or shoe stores. At present very little is able to be restored.

I have contacted Debra to see if - by any chance - she has other back ups that could be used to restore the archive. If anyone knows where other back-ups reside - even partial ones - indeed even very early ones they would be of great help to the developers.

To be honest, although the site will be recreated, it is possible that there might be little left of what was once JFK Lancer. The developer commented to me that "unfortunately the files that were provided to us have as much, if not more, malicious code than original material." That said I still live in hope that we can be successful - but I have to accept the reality that a full restoration may not be possible.

James

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2 hours ago, James R Gordon said:

If anyone knows where other back-ups reside - even partial ones - indeed even very early ones they would be of great help to the developers.

There are many old Lancer Forum links stored at Archive.org's Wayback Machine. A lot of these links are pretty much worthless and useless, but some of them appear to point to full Lancer Forum threads of the past:

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.jfklancerforum.com/dc/*

 

 

Edited by David Von Pein

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Hi All,

I am sorry to announce, but today I cancelled the Lancer Archive project. It was clear from the conversations I have been having that the extent of the hack was so severe that there was a possibility that no data would be recovered or precious little data.

It got to the point that I felt it would be better to cut my losses rather than go on.

Sorry. I really had hoped this archive could have been restored.

James.

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Bart,

I agree and I am very disappointed too. I am kicking myself. I was informed two years ago all data could be recovered. I never checked with the developer whether, that was actually the case. That is my fault. 

I will need to think about it - but I may allow interested parties access to the raw archive. Though going by what has been described as to its quality I am not sure just what good that will do.

I had high hopes for this archive, however that is now water under the bridge now.

James.

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Hi All,

I have just re-sanctioned work on the Lancer Archive. I know I keep changing my mind. I had not heard from Debra Conway and I assumed - wrongly as it turns out - that she had no other backups. Well I was wrong she does have other backups. I do not know whether they are clean backups, corrupted or partial clean/corrupted. I am hoping for the former. 

Now that there is a real possibility that recovery might be accomplished I have agreed to allow it to go ahead.

Sorry for the confusion. I really did think this morning that was an end of the matter.

James.

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Glad to hear of the alternate backups.  I really hope this gets us back on track with the restoration.

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James,

Thank you for your continued perseverance and dedication to the Lancer restoration project. I hope it is a successful endeavor.

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I second David's comments - Thank You, James, for all your efforts.

Chris

 

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Howdy, James

Having gone through a lot of my material I saved from old Lancer posts (in between dealing with the unexpected experiences of existing in two homeless shelters), I found little that I considered usable to you & your team's efforts. Most of what I found resembles the portions of discussions that David Von Pein is fond of posting on his JFK blogs. Unlike David's excerpts, the fear of hidden malicious code exists in my little personal library. For those reasons, I held off sending any of that material to James while I was distracted.

I expect JFK researchers, students & hobbyists to applaud David Von Pein's efforts as time progresses. In the event of a catastrophicic loss, David's excerpts may be all that remains. Perhaps this possibility will encourage others to make their own mini-JFK forum libraries.

Whatever sick minds ambushed & murdered Lancer online still flourish globally. If any satisfaction can be gained from the sordid experience, it just may be that most of the authors & subject matter Lancer produced still live & have not been silenced.

I truly hope that some of the topics I remembered published at Lancer in the discussions I had with author Larry Hancock were helpful, particularly with Lancer readers who may have read those topics & forgotten about them in their search for truthful answers to the mysterious ambush & deaths of JFK, J.D. Tippit & Lee Oswald.

Sincerely,

Brad Milch

 

Edited by Brad Milch

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On 12/2/2016 at 8:26 AM, James R Gordon said:

Hi All,

I have just re-sanctioned work on the Lancer Archive. I know I keep changing my mind. I had not heard from Debra Conway and I assumed - wrongly as it turns out - that she had no other backups. Well I was wrong she does have other backups. I do not know whether they are clean backups, corrupted or partial clean/corrupted. I am hoping for the former. 

Now that there is a real possibility that recovery might be accomplished I have agreed to allow it to go ahead.

Sorry for the confusion. I really did think this morning that was an end of the matter.

James.

 

Almost two months now since the last update.  What's the latest on the Lancer rebuild?

 

 

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