Very old computer with not much RAM 

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It's Friday, March 12, 2010
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Golfer: "Please stop checking your watch all the time, caddy. It's rather distracting!" Caddy: "This isn't a watch, sir, its a compass!"
A young boy about five or six years was talking on the telephone. As his dad listened on, the youngster told his grandparents dejectedly, "Mom is in the hospital, so the twins and Roxie and Billy and Sally and Max-the-dog and me and Dad are home all alone."
Thanks to Guinn for this picture: A Red-shafted Flicker having lunch with a Pine Siskin.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Gregorio Iniguez, Chile name of country mis-spelled on coin The general manager of the Chilean mint has been sacked after thousands of coins were issued with the name of the country spelled wrongly. The 50-peso coins were issued in 2008, but no-one noticed the mistake until late last year, reports the BBC. Instead of C-H-I-L-E, the coins had C-H-I-I-E stamped on them. The coins have since become collectors' items and the mint says it has no plans to take them out of circulation. People have reportedly been hoarding the coins in the hope their value rises. But the mistake has cost the mint's general manager, Gregorio Iniguez, and several other employees, their jobs. It is not the first embarrassing blunder at the Chilean mint. Last October, someone there sold a rare medal, which should have been housed in the institution's museum, to a coin collector.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Noella Re: Very old computer Dear Webby, We have another very old computer I want to put Windows 98 on. The only legal Windows 98 cd I have is an upgrade which means I need to install Windows 3.1 or Windows 95 and upgrade. I have a Windows 95 cd I can use. My problem is that right now the computer has Windows XP on it. The hard drive is ntfs and I need to format it to fat32. How do I do that? It ran the XP before putting on and taking off Service Pack 2 (though I don't know how it ran XP since it only has 96-97 mgs of ram on it). Right now, it is in a "hang or loop" mode - trying to start XP, shutting down and restarting. I've been told that is because it doesn't have enough ram to run XP. I've searched the 'net, but I don't seem to come across a site that deals with the main hard drive. It won't access my Windows 95 cd because it's ntfs and I need to change it. At least that's what I've been told. Thanks so much, Noella Dear Noella If it had enough actually working RAM, then the Windows 95 set-up CD would format the drive properly. You can select FAT32 or even FAT16 in the BIOS, if necessary. With only 96 MB RAM I doubt that even Windows 3.1 would work well. As far as I remember, we used to use 256 MB in those days. Since you probably can't get RAM for that old board, your best bet is to get a motherboard kit from Tigerdirect or a place like that, including 2000 MB of RAM, and have a kid with good eyesight install it. It is not difficult at all, but some of the writing on the motherboard is too small for most adults. Anything else will probably wind up costing you more. You can also check with a local computer fixer to see if they have working motherboards from people who upgraded to more powerful boards. Have FUN! DearWebby
Tom was so excited about his promotion to Vice President of the company he worked for and kept bragging about it to his wife for weeks on end. Finally she couldn't take it any longer, and told him, "Listen, it means nothing, they even have a vice president of prunes at the grocery store!" "I doubt that!" he said. Not sure if this was true or not, Tom decided to call the grocery store. A clerk answers and Tom says, "Can I please talk to the Vice President of prunes?" The clerk replies, "Sure, Canned or Dried?"
Daily tip from Use Masking Tape to Make Seed Tapes I empty the packet of seed on a plate. I unroll masking tape in front of me. Sticky side up, I dampen my index finger. It helps, to pick up the seeds. I then place two seeds, down on the tape, then two more seeds down on the tape, six inches apart. Add two more seeds down until you run out of seeds. I roll up the tape on a Popsicle stick, or a stick from outside, or an ink pen. I don't use pencil because of the lead inside. At planting time, I use a stick to help unwind. I plant 6 inches under, loose soil mixed with one part sand 3 parts potting soil. I plant straight, to the garden. I cover if before, last frost. There is no danger of root shock. My plants are always straight. They do well. I store my seeds in a dry plastic zip lock bag, with a paper towel to absorb any moisture. I store all my seeds this way. By Ellen Lou from Tennessee Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the list, you can vote for it here:

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