Dear Webby: XP and Linux on the same machine 



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It's Thursday,  August 28, 2008
Tomorrow is Friday, time to wear something red
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I don't necessarily agree with everything I say. --- Obama Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile. --- Albert Schweitzer
Texan prisons have banned convicts on death row from having a last cigarette, on the grounds that it is bad for their health.
Thanks to Jai for sending this picture of a LadySlipper behind her house:
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to John Depew of Salem, Mass World's most prolific bike thief SALEM, Mass. (UPI) -- Police officers in North Andover, Mass., inadvertently interrupted a movie set thinking it was the site of a robbery attempt, a "director" says. "Director" John Depew said he was filming a scene at a North Andover convenience store last weekend when police suddenly stormed in to apprehend their suspects, Boston's WCVB-TV reported. "They came in and they said, 'Drop the gun' and I couldn't see the officer because he was behind (me)," Depew said. "I said, 'It's a movie, it's a movie -- we're filming a movie!'" Depew said two actors playing robbers were placed in handcuffs by the officers, but were released after the situation was explained. WCVB-TV said the confusion was brought about by a mistaken 911 call from someone who said an actual robbery was taking place at the store. Copyright 2008 by United Press International There was no mention why the "director" failed to inform the police beforehand, and why there was no crew holding off bystanders. I hope they made him pay for the call-out.
Charlie had a massive heart attack and died. His body was delivered to the mortuary. He had been wearing an expensive, expertly tailored black suit at the time of his demise, so he really looked wonderful, considering the circumstances. His wife went to the funeral home to make the final arrangements for his interment. She spoke to the mortician about what her husband would be wearing. The mortician pointed out that the man looked really nice in the black suit he was wearing, and that frankly it would be easier and less expensive to leave him dressed as he was. The woman noted that Charlie had always looked his very best in blue, and that she really wanted him in a blue suit for his trip to eternity. To silence the mortician's continued outcries, she gave him a blank check and said, "I don't care what it costs, but please have my husband in the very best blue suit money can buy for the ceremony." The woman came back the next day for the wake. To her delight, she found her Charlie dressed in a gorgeous blue suit with a subtle chalk stripe; the suit fit him perfectly. She said to the mortician, "Whatever this cost, I'm very satisfied. You did an excellent job, and I'm very grateful. How much did you spend?" To her astonishment, the mortician presented her with the blank check, indicating there was no charge for these extra services. "No, really, I must compensate you for the cost of that exquisite blue suit!" she cried. The mortician responded, "Honestly, ma'am, the change to the blue suit cost nothing. Funny thing, a deceased gentleman of about your husband's size was brought in shortly after you left yesterday, wearing an attractive blue suit. I asked his wife if she minded him going to his grave wearing an attractive black suit. She indicated that it made no difference, as long as he looked nice... So I switched the heads."
All of the farmers in a small town had gathered together to discuss some important issues. About midway through the meeting, a wife of one of the farmers stood up and spoke her piece. One of the farmers, attempting to show the woman to be ignorant on the subject of farming, stood up and said, "What does she know about anything? I would like to ask her if she knows how many toes a pig has?" Quick as a flash, the woman replied, "Take off your boots Harvey, and count them yourself!"
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Jai Re: Ubuntu Linux beside XP Dear Webby, Will I be able to install Ubuntu along with XP, and if I cannot handle it, uninstall and still have XP? Or is this asking too much of my lappie? Oh too, the apps I have downloaded, and/or have cd's for, will they run on Ubuntu or are they trash if I move to that OS? Jai Dear Jai With Ubuntu, and most flavors of Linux, you can even run it from a CD. They call it "Live CD". You just boot from the CD, and leave XP on the machine. That's sort of like a trial version. From that you can switch to a permanent Dual-Boot and choose at boot-up whether you want to run Windows or Linux. With the programs, Linux is like UNIX and has it's own set of software. The good news is that in the Linux world most software is free. Some software, like Open Office comes to the Windows World from UNIX / Linux. Have FUN! DearWebby

An off-duty police officer, familiar with radar guns, drove through a school zone within the legal speed limit when the flash of a camera went off, taking a picture of his license plate. The officer, thinking the radar was in error, drove by again; even more slowly. Another flash. He did it again for a third time, at an even slower speed. Same result. "This guy must have screwed up the settings," the off-duty officer thought. A few weeks later, when he received the violations in the mail, he discovered three traffic tickets: each for not wearing a seat belt!

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Police are taking a prisoner to jail when the police cruiser is involved in an accident. The prisoner escapes from the wreckage and runs away across the playground of a kindergarten. As he's running, he shouts, "I'm free! I'm free!" One of the children watching him shouts back, "Big deal. I'm four!"

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