Cosmic Debris
Cosmic Debris
2.1

4.8

Cosmic Debris free download for Mac

Cosmic Debris

2.1
25 October 2008

Monitor aurora events via menu item.

Overview

Cosmic Debris is an Aurora Borealis (AKA the Northern Lights) monitor menu item. It monitors two Internet data sources for the probability of an Aurora event. The menu icon then displays the likelihood of an event using a color scheme: green for low probability, yellow for medium probability, red for high probability (and active for PCAF), and gray for unknown. Options include having a popup window, email or sound alert you of upgrades to the probability levels, auto updating and more.

What's new in Cosmic Debris

Version 2.1: Works with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard).

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8 Cosmic Debris Reviews

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Anonymous
25 November 2004

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"Look here brotha… Who you jivin' with that cosmik debris?" Viva Frank. No review here, since I'm still on 10.2.8, but this is a great idea.
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Version 1.0
Bobster
06 June 2006
Love the name. Tip o' the hat to the late great Frank Zappa. Gotta love it!
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Version 2.0
Anonymous
12 October 2005
Looks Good, Just need to Add, Solar Flux, and a few other things for Radio Use also. This would give a BROADER range of people to use it, The Hams!.. Good Work, and Nice Interface.. Look at DXToolbox, This is what I use.. Keep up the good Work..
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Version 1.7
Anonymous
09 February 2005
Pretty neat application. Even though I live in RI, I always dream about a freak Aurora sighting. Keeping my fingers crossed with Cosmic Debris. Thanks!
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Version 1.6
Anonymous
20 December 2004
I've read all there is to read and i don't class myself as dumb person but... IN ENGLISH WHAT THE F**K IS THIS APPLICATION AND WHAT DOES IT DO? Could someone kindly explain?
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Version 1.5
5 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
21 December 2004
"Aurora is the name given to ghostly lights that appear in the skies of the Earth towards the polar regions. In the north, they are called aurora borealis (northern lights). In the south, aurora australis (southern lights)." - from http://www.harmsy.freeuk.com/auroras.html Cosmic Debris will alert you of the probability of seeing an aurora in your region. They are typically visible from the polar regions, but occaisonally, you can see them further south.
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Version 1.5
Anonymous
Anonymous
08 February 2005
read the description again - it is perfectly explained there!
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Version 1.6
Anonymous
Anonymous
09 February 2005
"i don't class myself as dumb person but... IN ENGLISH WHAT THE F**K IS THIS APPLICATION AND WHAT DOES IT DO?" I think the previous repliers are right: it is all perfectly clear in both the developer's site and the documentation includen with this application, so I'd suggest you avoid this kind of posts in the future. Furthermore, I'm afraid you should start classing yourself as a dumb person for this one (the rest of us have already done so) and then try to learn English.
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Version 1.6
Anonymous
Anonymous
09 February 2005
Admittedly, this application isn't for everyone. Maybe I should have made "Northern Lights" more prominent than "Aurora Borealis". Oh well.
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Version 1.6
Anonymous
Anonymous
09 February 2005
It's lovely when you're in on the joke, so to speak; you can exchange jargon left right & centre, but just because you hear these terms every day, don't assume everyone else knows what you're on about. Personally, I found the app to be quite useless without a great deal of work on my part to learn what the maps mean. There's not a lot of handholding going on here... but that's understandable for a giveaway tool like this. So, to answer Mr. WTF, this app is a tool to help Aurora watchers find the Northern & Southern Lights, but if you don't know what the data means (like me), you'll find a nice fat trashcan... I usually find it easier to listen to the radio: when it gets noisy, then there's probably some activity, and I can go outside and watch for the green stuff. Good luck.
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Version 1.6
Johnnycat1
09 December 2004
I know this version broke under 10.2. I've fixed it and will release an update next week. Sorry about that folks.
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Version 1.3
Anonymous
07 December 2004
I've checked and checked but can't seem to find it... I give up, where is Saint Alfonso's Pancake Breakfast?
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
25 November 2004
Wowee zowie, John, CD does in fact work fine in 10.2.8; thanks for the tip. I live in Tennessee, though, so I suspect my menubar will display an L most of the time. Neat little app nonetheless; keep on Stimpin'.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
25 November 2004
"Look here brotha… Who you jivin' with that cosmik debris?" Viva Frank. No review here, since I'm still on 10.2.8, but this is a great idea.
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Version 1.0
3 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
25 November 2004
"… and the northern lights commenced to glow (it was a hundred degrees below zero…" More FZ
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Version 1.0
Johnnycat1
Johnnycat1
25 November 2004
Frank lives. Seriously though, give it a shot with 10.2.x. I think it should work. I just can't be sure because I have only one box and it runs 10.3.6. Worst that can happen is it simply wont launch.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
Anonymous
07 December 2004
Is that a real poncho or is that a Sears poncho? Only Stimpy knows.
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Version 1.2