|Museum Download Page|
The Museum comprises well over a thousand files, totaling about 20 megabytes of data. The author and curator of the Museum, Carol A. Valentine, encourages students of the Waco incident to copy the Museum to their local computers for study, and even for web site mirroring if possible. Having a local personal copy enables the user to view the materials without the delay and other problems associated with network connections. Having the Museum on a local platform also enables the user to give away copies of the Museum to friends, guaranteeing its survival following Operation InterNet Knockdown (code name: OINK).
Some versions of Internet Explorer include a feature for copying a web site into a single large file, pictures, text, and all. In many cases, this would be quite adequate, though it has limited use in that the information could not be reconstructed for site mirroring on an Internet server. This copy will consume between 20 and 25 megabytes of disk space.
There are also some shareware programs for downloading web pages.
|Web Buddy by Dataviz||http://www.dataviz.com (apparently no longer available)|
|Page Sucker from Page Sucker||http://www.pagesucker.com (said to work on Macs, but PC version is bugged)|
|WebWhacker 2000 by Blue Squirrel||http://www.bluesquirrel.com/products/whacker/whacker.html|
|SurfSaver 2.0 by askSam||http://www.surfsaver.com|
pkunzip -n -d filenameDownloading all files may take two hours or more, depending on the quality of the connection. It may save time to unzip each file as it is acquired to ensure that the copying is occurring correctly.
The "-n -d" options in the pkunzip command are required to recreate the necessary directory structure. GUI-driven WinZip assumes these options as the default.
Once the files are on the local computer, they may be viewed with the same browser used to view them on the network. Usually the option for opening a local file is in the FILE menu. If the current browser is found to be unsatisfactory, perhaps another should be tried. A list of available (and easily acquired) html browsers MS Windows 3.x can be found on the Internet through the Chicago Computer Society.
When the Museum text has been copied and unzipped, the entry file for the Museum is
index.htmin the same directory where the Zip files were opened.
Previously, versions of the Museum were offered for both UNIX and DOS. Because on the lack of demand for the UNIX compressed tar files, that feature has now been dropped. If the platform for installation is something other than DOS (Windows, Win95, Win98, Windows NT, etc.), the shareware ZIP utility can be downloaded from the Internet to unzip these files on other platforms. Zip comes with many distributions of Linux. Note that with ZIP, the default behavior recreates the directory structure, and the command is run as follows:
unzip filenameIn order to serve visitors who have limited resources and facilitate updates, the Museum files are grouped into sections. Both suites are available on two servers. Use whichever server gives the best service in your area.
Public Action Server
To make this information available in even wider circles, the following compressed text file sets are also available:
Many people who distrust the mainstream media have turned to alternate news sources, some of which are Internet based. Unfortunately, many of these alternate sources of news simply promote an alternate series of lies. These alternate lies are of course dressed up as "exposés." But you can easily tell the phonies from the real thing. The information in the Waco Holocaust Electronic Museum is an acid test.
Remember, since ancient times, inquiries into questionable deaths have started with the bodies of the victims. If your news source won't give you an honest and full account of the forensic information on Waco, or if it does not have a link to the Waco Holocaust Electronic Museum ... your alternate news has failed a fundamental acid test.