Not all mice have drivers for tilt wheel 

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"The best rule of friendship is to keep your heart a little softer than your head." --- Socratex "There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well- dressed fools." --- Nicolas Chamfort No one appreciates the value of constructive criticism more thoroughly than the one who's giving it. --- Hal Chadwick
I'm in Las Vegas, and by the time you read this, I will be on the highway, heading down to Arizona. The flight here was fine, and the pilot even made a little detour to show us a close-up of the new Hoover Dam bridge. It is not officially open yet. There were still people on it working on railings and things like that, but it is substantially completed. It looks like the grand opening could be before the end of the school year and the big summer traffic. Before the flight, though, there were a lot of very unhappy people. To help the US to cope with tourists from Canada, and also with Americans returning from Canada, Calgary built a huge US Customs facility right into the airport about 9 years ago, in line with the security check section. The customs facility has booths for 14 US customs officers, to check if anybody is smuggling Canadina Maple Syrup or Canadian Bacon into the US. There are 12 for passengers and two for crew. They had four (4) customs officers there, and they were in a friendly, chatty mood, taking their sweet time. People were freaking out, and stewardesses from held up planes were coming back, picking out their passengers and dragging them through the crew lanes. Especially American travelers were getting quite uptight at what seemed a deliberate slow-down. I have no idea whether the slow-down and work-to-rule effort was a union issue or politically motivated, but the slow shuffle through the half mile US style serpentine sure made a lot of people very unhappy. Security after that was a breeze. The all Taliban or Pakistani crews were not fazed a bit by the rivets on my jeans and whatever causing more beeps than you would expect from a fully armed Marine, but it gave the girl an excuse to grope a bit. Now I know where to stash stuff, if I ever want to do any serious smuggling. But they were fast. All security lanes, including those in the alternate route, were fully staffed and there were none of the usual line-ups in the security area at all, except a few people queueing AFTER Security for the chairs to sit on for putting shoes and boots back on. I made it to my plane on time, and was not the last at all. We took off a bit late, but as is usual with WestJet, we arrived 15 minutes early for the traditional race to the smoking area outside the terminal. No, I didn't win it this time, but I was in the top 10. Have FUN! DearWebby
An annoyingly self-righteous man went to the doctor for a check-up. He said, "I feel terrible. Please examine me and tell me what is wrong." "Let's begin with a few questions," said the doctor, "Do you drink much?" "Alcohol?" said the man. "I'm a teetotaler. Never touch a drop." "How about smoking?" asked the doctor. "Never," replied the man. "Tobacco is bad, and I have strong principles against it." "Well, uh." asked the doctor, "do you have much sex life?" "Oh, no," said the man. "Sex is sin. I'm in bed by 10:30 every night and I always have been." The doctor paused, looked at the man hard, and asked, "Well, do you have pains in your head?" "Yes," said the man. "I have terrible pains in my head." "O.K.," said the doctor. "That's your trouble. Your halo is on too tight!!
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Charles Byrd, 23 and Timothy Donahue, 25, of Sugar Hill, Georgia DUI chase leads to marijuana grow house A fleeing DUI suspect led police on Saturday to his Gwinnett County marijuana grow house, authorities said. Thanks to the man's apparently drunken flight, police were able to arrest two people while confiscating pot worth more than $327,000, police said Monday. The fleeing suspect, 23-year-old Charles Byrd of Sugar Hill, was charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, among other things. Timothy Donahue, 25, was found hiding at the house, and also received a drug-selling charge. Around 10:17 p.m., a DUI task force officer tried to stop a green Chrysler Sebring after seeing the car break several traffic laws, police said. Rather than pull over for the officer, however, the driver -- Byrd -- leaped from the car and ran to a nearby home in the 5000 block of Cumming Highway in an unincorporated area of Gwinnett near Buford, Gwinnett police spokesman Brian Kelly said. When Byrd ran into the house and locked the door, more police were called to the scene. After surrounding the home, police approached, and Byrd soon emerged from inside. Out from behind the man crept a strong smell of pot, police noticed. So he was arrested. While dealing with Byrd, officers found Donahue hidden inside the house, Kelly said. After obtaining a search warrant, police found and seized 69 marijuana plants in varying stages of maturity, 1,490 grams of processed pot, and marijuana-cultivating equipment. In addition to drug charges, Byrd was charged with driving with an expired tag and no headlights after dark, making an improper turn, and not having his license with him while driving. Donahue also has an outstanding warrant with the Alpharetta police. Both men are being held in the Gwinnett County Detention Center without bond. Police continue to investigate and add more charges.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Frank re: Mouse problems on Windows Dear Webby Eileen and you probably expect Microsoft mice to be as modern as Logitech mice. They aren't. Forget about trying to use the tilt wheel. Sure, the hardware DOES have a tilt wheel on most modern mice, but Microsoft drivers don't recognize it. There is no way to assign any function to the left and right tilt of the scroll wheel with even the newest downloaded Microsoft drivers. The hardware is willing, but the software is lacking. If you want, and are used to the tilt wheel functions, you have to buy a Logitech mouse. Frank Dear Frank I started to suspect that, and am grateful you confirmed my suspicions. I won't waste any more money on Microsoft mice. Have FUN! DearWebby
Two men were talking. "My son asked me what I did during the Sexual Revolution," said one. "I told him I was captured early and spent the duration doing the dishes.
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The other day I needed to call home from downtown, but the only pay phone I could find was in use. So I stood to the side to politely wait until it was free, thinking it would only be a couple of minutes. Five minutes went by, and still the man was on the phone. He was just standing there, not saying a word. Two minutes later, he was still not talking. Finally, I tapped him on the shoulder and asked if I could use the phone. I really wouldn't be long, but needed to make an important call. "Hold your horses," he responded, covering the receiver. "I'm talking to my wife."
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The crowded cafeteria sported a large sign reading: "Watch Your Hat And Overcoat." Ira sure did. He kept turning every minute, almost choking over his food. His pal, Barney, kept on eating, without thought of his own coat on the hook. Finally Barney said, "Ira, you Schmuck...stop watching our overcoats." "I'm only watching mine," replied Ira. "Yours has been gone for over half an hour."

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