Dear Webby, what is a Trojan? 

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Saturday,  February 23, 2008

Never spend your money before you have it. Thomas Jefferson Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. --- Jane Wagner
Thanks to Davefor this classic: A nearsighted minister glanced at the note that Mrs. Jones had sent to him by an usher. The note read: "Bill Jones, having gone to sea, his wife desires the prayers of the congregation for his safety." Failing to observe the punctuation, he startled his audience by announcing: "Bill Jones having gone to see his wife desires the prayers of the congregation for his safety." So much for global warming! Feb. 22 - Highest waterfall in Estonia freezes, creating a spectacular winter wonderland. The Valaste waterfall is 25-metres high and lies between the village of Ontika which has just 83 inhabitants, and Valaste, where 121 people live. Strong sea winds and sudden low temperatures have seen much of the waterfall freeze. While water still flows, everything surrounding it is covered in beautiful ice crystals. The strong winds blew the water up from the falls, covering all nearby objects. Reuters QuickCut is a video snapshot of the most compelling images from around the world.
Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports: An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Benjamin Baines Jr., 21 of Tampa, Florida Won't be flying for a while February 22, 2008 - Tampa, Florida - UPI Officials at Tampa International Airport arrested a man after they discovered him carrying a box cutter in a hollowed-out book, police said. It was reported that Benjamin Baines Jr., 21, was charged with attempting to board an airplane with a concealed dangerous weapon. He could face a 10-year jail sentence and a $250,000 fine if convicted of the federal charge. Airport officials saw the box cutter Sunday during an X-ray check of his backpack, a Transportation Security Administration report said. A security officer reportedly found the item inside a hollowed-out book called "Fear Itself." Baines told authorities he used the book to hide marijuana and money from his roommates and had forgotten the box cutter was inside it, reports said.
Thanks to Sandie for this picture: First cactus blooming this year
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From the Tech Support Pits: From: Roland Re: What is a Trojan Dear Webby, My brother claims he has the Trojan Virus in his computer. What is this, and what would you suggest he do to get rid of it: Roland Dear Roland A Trojan is a back-door for spammers and hackers. It lets the hackers enter his machine and use it for sending spam in the background, while the clueless goof is cyber-sexing in the foreground. Naturally, he is not winning any popularity contest by hosting a spam spreader and having Millions of people sincerely wishing him bad luck. Any decent anti-virus program prevents Trojans from entering, even when he clicks on disreputable spam. They also get rid of Trojans that have already been installed. Have FUN! DearWebby

Thanks to Sandie for this story: Young Love A six-year-old boy told his father he wanted to marry the little girl across the street. The father, being modern and well-schooled in handling children, hid his smile behind his hand. "That's a serious step," he said. "Have you thought it out completely?" "Yes," his young son answered. "We can spend one week in my room and the next in hers. It's right across the street, so I can run home if I get scared of the dark." "How about transportation?" the father asked. "I have my wagon and we both have our tricycles," the little boy answered. The boy had an answer to every question his father raised. Finally, in exasperation, his dad asked, "What about babies? When you're married, you're likely to have babies, you know." "We've thought about that, too," the little boy replied. "We're not going to have babies. Every time she lays an egg, I'm going to step on it!"

Deeli's Kudos February 15, 2008 - Paris, France - BBC News A British man has smashed the record for cycling round the world. Mark Beaumont, from Fife, completed the journey in 195 days - beating the previous record of 276 days. The 25-year-old crossed the finish line at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris at 1430 GMT after an 18,000-mile journey which began on 5 August last year. Mr Beaumont passed through 20 countries on his way, including Pakistan, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and the US. ... 245381.stm

Thanks to Rubye for this story: A little boy goes to his father and asks "Daddy, how was I born?" The father answers, "Well, son, I guess one day you will need to find out anyway! Your Mom and I first got together in a chat room on Yahoo. Then I set up a date via e-mail with your Mom and we met at a cyber-cafe. We sneaked into a private room, where your mother agreed to a download from my hard drive. As soon as I was ready to upload, we discovered that neither one of us had used a firewall, and since it was too late to hit the delete button, nine months later a little Pop-Up appeared that said: You've got male

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"Daddy," said Little Johnny, "I'd like to get married." "Sure, son." said his father. "Anyone special in mind?" "Yes," answered Johnny. "Grandma." "Now, wait a minute," said his father. "You don't think I'd let you marry my mother, do you!!" "Why not?" the Johnny asked. "You married mine."

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