Dear Webby" ATA and IDEdrives in one machine 

Good Morning,   !
Wednesday,  Aug 1, 2007

The grand essentials to happiness in this life are
something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
--- Joseph Addison


The boss was sympathetic when his secretary
said she needed some time off because her
husband died. Several weeks later she approached
him again, requesting more time off.

When he asked why, she said she was getting
married. In spite of himself, he said "But your
husband's only been dead about a month."

She smiled and replied, "Yeah, I know...   but with the
cost of food and rent these days, I can't afford to hold a
grudge for very long."


An airliner was having engine trouble, and the pilot instructed
the cabin crew to have the passengers take their seats and get
prepared for an emergency landing.

A few minutes later, the pilot asked the flight attendants
if everyone was buckled in and ready.  "All set back here,
Captain," came the reply, "except some lawyers are still
running around, passing out business cards."


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A DC-10 had an exceedingly long roll out after landing and his
approach speed was a little too high.

San Jose Tower: "American 751 heavy, turn right at the end,
if able.  If not able, take the Guadeloupe exit off of Highway
101 and make a right at the light to return to the airport."


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=========================================== Thanks to Cookie for this picture: =========================================== A passenger jet was suffering through a severe thunderstorm. As the passengers were being bounced around by the turbulence, a young woman turned to a minister sitting next to her and, with a nervous laugh asked, "Reverend, you're a man of God, can't you do something about this storm?" To which he replied, "Lady, I'm in sales, not tech support." =========================================== 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: Brandt Re: ATA and IDE Dear Webby Do you know if Dell is still selling computers with both IDE and ATA hard drive sockets? Thanks Brandt Dear Brandt No, they aren't. And when their sales rep claimed they were, she was lying. It appears that after spending a lot of money on big "Made in China" stickers on every single component, they had to cut corners somewhere, and the IDE socket was eliminated. The soldering pads for it are on the motherboards, but the actual socket is not there. To use an IDE drive in a new Dell you will have to get a USB hard drive enclosure, pull out the hard drive adapter and circuit board, stick it onto the IDE hard drive and lay the drive on the floor of the computer case. There is plenty of space in those big boxes. Then you mutilate one of the grills in the back a bit, so that you can sneak a USB cable in, to plug into the USB drive adapter. You may also ned to sneak in a cable from the power cube that comes with some USB drive adapters, if there is no suitable power cable left over inside. They are really getting cheap these days. You COULD leave the USB drive outside, and never even open the box. But then you are adding clutter to the visible space, and not giving the IDE drive as much cooling as it gets on the floor inside the computer case. 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 ... mp;search= July 31, 2007 - Cebu,Philippines - Ananova A video of Filipino prisoners dancing to hits like Michael Jackson's Thriller has become an instant worldwide hit. The video shot in a provincial jail on the central Philippine island of Cebu show some of the 1600 inmates dancing to the Jackson classic and has attracted more than 1.9 million views on YouTube. The website also shows routines for Queen's hit, Radio Gaga, and music from the hit move Sister Act, reports The success of the videos, which see dozens of orange- suited men lined up in neat rows, dancing in synchronised fashion, has surprised the men who started the practice as a form of physical exercise. The dancing, held twice daily in jail, was the brainchild of special security consultant Byron Garcia. He said they began the dancing routines last year after he noticed that very few of the 1600 prisoners were taking part in the calisthenics and push-ups the jail was offering for their exercise. Mr. Garcia was also looking for something to instill discipline in the prisoners who had been jailed for crimes ranging from murder to drug trafficking. "I thought it would be easier to communicate with them using music," said Mr. Garcia. "When they perfected the marching, we started the more difficult routines,even hiring a choreographer for them," he said. The Thriller dance that had become so popular actually took a month to perfect, said choreographer Vince Rosales.
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Sitting in the bar George asked Johnny, 40, "How come you are not married?" Johnny: "I haven't found the right woman yet" George: "So what are you looking for?" Johnny: "Oh she's got to be real pretty, a good cook 'n house keeper, - well and she's got to know how to handle money, - a really nice and pleasant personality is a must, - and money, she's got to have money, - and a home, a nice big house, is what she has to have." George: "A woman like that would be crazy to marry YOU" Johnny: "Oh it's okay, if she is crazy" ============================================= SOFT BOTTOM LANDING All the floors in Andy's house were hardwood. His beloved dogs were old. They slept on easy chairs, the couch and Andy's bed. One night, a dog fell out of bed and fractured a leg. Something had to be done. Andy didn't have the money to put rug into every room. He began a round of second hand stores and yard sales, lugging home every sort of soft pillow, crib sized mattress, even huge soft old teddy bears. He surrounded each piece of furniture his dogs slept on. His friends thought he had lost his mind, but Andy loved his dogs more than he cared what people thought. The dogs appreciated it. No matter if they rolled off a bed, or jumped to the floor, they had a soft landing. Andy's frail aunt came to visit. She had always liked the dogs. He made up the bed for her, she and two dogs climbed in, going right to sleep. In the middle of the night, he heard a thump, then a cry fro the bedroom. Racing into the room, he saw his feeble old auntie, sitting on one of the soft teddy bears he had piled near the bed. She was giggling like a young girl, hanging on to the bear. "I was dreaming I was riding my old horse," she grinned. "Next thing I know, I'm on my bottom, hanging on for dear life to this stuffed bear." Andy helped her up. "Landing on a big stuffed bear was so much more fun than dropping out of bed onto a rug Andy. This was a great idea!" She kissed his cheek, "No wonder your dogs love you so!" Stormy O' =============================================
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======================================== Groan Alert! A young man was in love with two women and could not decide which of them to marry. Finally he went to a marriage counselor. When asked to describe his two loves, he noted that one was a great poet and the other baked delicious cakes. "Oh," said the counselor, "I see what the problem is. You can't decide whether to marry for batter or verse." ========================================
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