Dear Webby: CAT 5 or CAT 6 

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Good Morning, ! Wednesday, Nov 21, 2007
After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say "I want to see the manager." --- William S. Burroughs We are all apt to believe what the world believes about us. --- George Eliot
A little girl was asked what she wanted most for her birthday and she declared: "A baby brother." "Daddy and I would like to give you a baby brother," said her mom, "but there isn't time before your birthday." "Why don't you do like they do down at Daddy's factory when they want something in a hurry? Put more men on the job."
While a friend and I were visiting Annapolis, we noticed several students on their hands and knees assessing the courtyard with pencils and clipboards in hand. "What are they doing?" I asked our tour guide. "Each year," he replied with a grin, "The upperclassmen ask the freshmen how many bricks it took to finish paving this courtyard." "So what's the answer?" my friend asked him when we were out of earshot of the freshmen. The guide replied, "One."

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My brother and his wife shared their apartment with a parakeet named "Nicky." The exterminator was scheduled to come, so my sister-in-law put Nicky in the bedroom and hung a sign on the door: "Please skip this room. Do not open door. Pet flies." The exterminator came. On his receipt he wrote this comment: "Finished all of the apartment except room with pet flies." Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports: An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to three dope dealers in Vancouver, BC Extra time for false alarm November 16, 2007 - West Vancouver, British Columbia - Canadian Press A trio of drug trafficking suspects tried to dial their way out of trouble after a roadside bust in West Vancouver, B.C. Police say the three Vancouver men were detained Thursday when officers detected a strong marijuana odour coming out of their vehicle during a traffic stop. While the officers spoke with one suspect outside the vehicle, West Vancouver police received a 911 call with a male voice reporting a robbery in progress at a local bank. The area was quickly contained by other officers and the report was confirmed to be false. Police continued the drug investigation and seized more than 11 kilograms of marijuana from the vehicle, then arrested the suspects on charges of possession of a controlled substance. Officers later determined the 911 call came from a cellphone found on one of the suspects, and now the men - aged 31, 29, and 17 - are facing additional charges of mischief. ... e_diallers
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From the Tech Support Pits: From: Isobel Re: CAT5 or CAT6 Dear Webby Is there any real performance difference between CAT5 and CAT6 cable in a home office? is there any difference in the way it is installed? Thanks Isobel Dear Isobel CAT6 MAY show a slight performance gain on long runs of over 200 feet, especially in electrically noisy environments. I doubt that you will be able to measure a speed difference in a home office. CAT6 cable uses the same 8P8C (RJ45) connector as CAT5, but requires a lot more cussing to get it into the connector. If you do use CAT6 cable, do yourself a favor and buy it in suitable pieces, with the connectors factory molded onto the ends. CAT5 cable is fairly easy to stuff into 8P8C (RJ45) connectors and the crimper is cheap. In a quiet home office you can usually get away with using cheap "Station Z" alarm cable and get just as good results as CAT6. However, if your provider has problems with supplying a connection at the speed that you pay for, they will blame the problem on your cable. Switching at that time to CAT6 won't make any difference to your connection speed, but they will have to come up with a different excuse. Have FUN! DearWebby

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Coming through the door after school one day, Little Johnny hollers out... "Okay everyone in the house, please stand advised that I, Little Johnny Elvis Smith, have on this date made a complete fool of myself in sex-education class by repeating stories concerning storks as told to me by certain parties residing in this house!"

Deeli's Kudos November 18, 2007 - Churchill, Manitoba - Canadian Press Isobel, a six-year-old husky cross, has all the great qualities of a sled dog. She loves to run, has strength and endurance, and works well alongside the other dogs tethered to the sleds that take tourists out on the subarctic terrain of Churchill, Manitoba. Isobel not only follows other dogs on the sled team owned by Jenafor Ollander and her common-law husband, she sometimes runs lead in tandem with another husky. Isobel wasn't born blind. Everything seemed fine until one day three years ago, when she suddenly came to a halt in the middle of a sled run and started staggering around. "We hooked her back up in her house and noticed that both of her pupils were completely dilated," Ollander said. Ollander figured she would be happy and safer inside. Ollander was wrong. "She stopped eating and drinking and we were quite concerned about what was going on," Ollander said. "We happened to bring one of our other sled dogs home, and she perked right up. So it dawned on us that the problem was she was depressed and she missed her pack more than anything else." With some hesitation, Ollander's husband decided to take a chance and hook Isobel up to the sled team and see what would happen. "That dog ran like you wouldn't believe. She ran better than when she had her eyesight," Ollander said. Isobel has been running ever since. ... d_sled_dog

Ending his sermon, a preacher announced that he would preach on Noah and the Ark on the following Sunday, and gave the scriptural reference for the congregation to read ahead of time. A couple of boys noticed something interesting about the placement of the story in the Bible. They slipped into the church and glued two pages of the pulpit Bible together. The next Sunday, the preacher got up to read his text. "Noah took unto himself a wife," he began, "and she was" - he turned the page to continue - "three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high."

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The pro football team had just finished its daily practice session when a large turkey came strutting onto the field. While the players gazed in amazement, the turkey walked up to the head coach and demanded a tryout. Everyone stared in silence as the turkey caught pass after pass and ran right through the defensive line. When the turkey returned to the sidelines, the coach shouted, "You're terrific! Sign up for the season, and I'll see to it that you get a huge bonus." "Forget the bonus," the turkey said. "All I want to know is, does the season go past Thanksgiving Day?"

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Well, , that's all for today. have FUN ! Dear Webby

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