Dear Webby: Power Strip 

Good Morning,   !
Sunday,  March 18, 2007

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more,
do more and become more, you are a leader."
--- John Quincy Adams

"And how is education supposed to make me feel smarter?
Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some
old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home
winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?"
---- Homer Simpson


A customer in a bakery was observed carefully examining all the
rich-looking pastries displayed on trays in the glass cases.

A clerk approached him and asked, "What would you like?"

He answered, "I'd like that chocolate-covered, cream-filled doughnut,
that jelly-filled doughnut and that cheese Danish."

Then with a sigh he added, "But I'll take an oat-bran muffin."


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Benjamin Franklin produced electricity by rubbing cats

Three kinds of blood vessels are arteries, vanes and

The process of turning steam back into water again is called

Algebraical symbols are used when you do not know what you
are talking about.

A triangle which has an angle of 135 degrees is called an
obscene triangle.

For fractures: to see if the limb is broken, wiggle it gently
back and forth.

For drowning: climb on top of the person and move up and down
to make artificial perspiration.

For head colds: use an agonizer to spray the nose until it
drops in your throat.

For snakebites: bleed the wound and rape the victim in a
blanket for shock.

For asphyxiation: apply artificial respiration until the
patient is dead.

Before giving a blood transfusion, find out if the blood is
affirmative or negative.


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=========================================== Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports: An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to British University applicants Starting the copying a bit too early March 9, 2007 - London - Reuters Candidates for British universities have been caught red-handed copying their applications from the Internet after hundreds mentioned "burning a hole in pajamas at age eight" on their online entrance forms. The phrase, taken from a Web site which provides examples of personal statements used by successful candidates, describes an early encounter with a chemistry set. Medical course applications from 370 others contained statements beginning with "a fascination for how the human body works" and 175 included anecdotes which involved "an elderly or infirm grandfather." A study published on Wednesday by UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, found that five percent of the 50,000 personal statements surveyed at random contained "borrowed material," lifted mostly from one free Web site: ===========================================
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=========================================== Thanks to Nita for this picture: Dear Webby, This is a Merlin aka Pigeon Hawk. He came to our fence & looked around for 5 minutes. Love your Humor Letter every day. Thank You Nita =========================================== In October, the Indians asked their Chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or not. Not really knowing the answer, the chief replied that the winter will be cold and that the members of the village should collect wood to be prepared. A week later, being a good leader, he then went to his computer and emailed the National Weather Service and asked, "Is this winter going to be cold?" Somebody at the National Weather Service responded, "This winter is indeed going to be very cold." So the Chief went back to encourage his people to collect even more wood to be prepared. A week later he emailed the National Weather Service again, and asked again, "Is it going to be a very cold winter?" "Yes," they replied, "it's going to be a very cold winter." The Chief went back to his people and ordered them to go out and bring back every scrap of wood they could find. Two weeks later he emailed the National Weather Service again. "Are you absolutely sure that this winter is going to be very cold?" "Absolutely," they replied, "the Indians are collecting wood like crazy!" Well, when the winter turned out to be milder than usual, they called it "Global Warming" and blamed Bush. ===========================================
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=========================================== Working as a secretary at an international airport, my sister had an office adjacent to where security temporarily holds suspects. One day security officers were questioning a man when they were suddenly called away on another emergency. To the horror of my sister and her colleagues, the man was left alone in the unlocked room. After a few minutes, the door opened, and he began to walk out. Summoning up her courage, one of the secretaries barked, "Get back in there, and don't come out until you're told!" The man scuttled back inside and slammed the door. When the security people returned, the woman reported what had happened. Without a word, an officer walked into the room and released one very frightened telephone repairman. ============================================ Get a Dish Network for as low as $19.99/month Free HD & DVR Equipment & Free installation Free Dish Network Satellite TV Systems We are nationwide Dishnetwork retailer! ================================== From the Tech Support Pits: From: Tory Re: Power Strips Dear Webby, The power cord question reminded me of two more... 1) I've been told power strips and/or surge protectors wear out and that one should replace them about as often as one does the computer - every 3 yrs if budget allows (grin). True or not? 2. At work, it used to be the practice to use the on/off switch on surge protectors/power strips to turn off computers. "Back when" we were always told it was a lot cheaper to replace a power strip with worn out switch than it was to repair a worn out on/off button on a computer. Then folks started saying that that was a stupid idea, since "how could a surge protector do it's job if it wasn't turned on?". 3) Do you know whether a computer is still protected if the surge protector is turned off? (At home we don't debate this. Since we have a lot of storms, the practice has been to just unplug anything electronic and expensive.) Thanks from a fan! Tory Dear Tory 1) Cheap surge protected power strips usually have a light or lighted switch. When their suicide transistor has given it's life while protecting your equipment, the light flickers or, with some models, does not light. You can still use it for power tools and lights, but it won't protect delicate equipment from surges any more. 2) The power switch on a computer is $1.29 retail, the power strip is $9.95 Strange math they used there! However, if there were people around, who could not be relied on to turn their machine off, then of course a common power strip or breaker does make sense. In the days of 10" greenie monitors and the IBM DisplayWrite menu permanently burned into the screens from people leaving their machines on all year, I installed quite a few switches and contactors, so that the last one out could axe all the computers on that floor. In those days, that was a valid concern. 3) When the power strip is turned off, then normally only the ground wire is still connected. That makes it perfectly safe. The white wire is grounded at the breaker panel, and only the black wire can bring in any surges or spikes. When that wire is disconncted at the power strip switch, nothing can get to the computer. Keep in mind that with modern computers the ON/OF switch is "soft". Shutting the computer down does not completely turn it off. If you open the side cover, you will see a tiny green dot of light on the motherboard. Any surge or spike can kill the power supply instantly. If the machine is out of warranty, then you are out of luck. Your way of unplugging the computer or turning the power strip off during storms or before going on vacation is most definitely a good idea. Have FUN! DearWebby ========================================== Save up to 70% on printer inkjet cartridges 100% Guarantee & Free shipping Discount ink cartridges, refill kits & laser toners. Recycle your empty cartridges - Save or make money! ========================================== Deeli's Kudos March 12, 2007 - Weymouth, Dorset, UK - Ananova A Dorset man surprised his girlfriend by asking her to marry him on the big screen at their local cinema. The audience were settling down to watch a movie in Weymouth when Tom Lane's homemade film appeared after the trailers. His girlfriend Tina Kilford watched as it began with Mr. Lane wearing a dinner jacket and holding up a card reading 'Hi Tina'. The 39-year-old youth worker persuaded bosses at Cineworld to show the movie he spent six weeks making, reports Sky News. Tom and Miss Kilford, 36, had been invited out to celebrate her birthday by her friends, who were in on the act. Staff at the cinema ushered Mr. Lane in to the theatre by the fire doors and hid him from sight until his big moment. The final card was shown on the screen saying "I'm sure you want me to do this in person. I'm right behind you." Hairdresser Miss Kilford turned around to see him getting down on one knee and taking a ring out of his pocket. The audience of around a dozen people burst into applause when she said yes. Mr. Lane said: "I wasn't 100% sure that she would want me to propose in that way but she absolutely loved the fact it was on the big screen. She wasn't expecting it at all.
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======================================== An Englishman, planning on a visit to Australia, was handed one of those information cards to fill in, in normal Commonwealth style. After the standard questions, like name, nationality, passport number, etc., he got to one that asked, "Have you ever been imprisoned?" After thinking about that for some time, he entered: "I didn't know it was still a requirement." ========================================
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