Is XP support really ending? 

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It's Saturday, May 8, 2010

Good Morning, ! Today we took a shortcut to Cedar City, through anb area where both Opuntias (Prickly Pears) and Engelmanns were both abundant and in full bloom. Dad was ecstatic. Click, Click, Click, Click,... Yes, we did climb some barb wire fences, but out in the desert nobody seems to pay attention to that. We don't take anything (except pictures), and we don't leave anything behind. In Cedar City we had some excellent cheese cake at an empty Dennys, where they were so glad to see us, that the manager came out to open the door for us. The coffee there was way above Utah average too, I would say on par with Tim Hortons in Canada, three classes above Starbucks. From there it was a high speed run up Highway 56 to Beryl Junction, then down Highway 18 to Veyo. Beautiful road and no traffic, well no slow traffic holding you back. A bit past Veyo we veered off to Snow Canyon, a hidden gem known to very few people. There you see black volcanic craters amidst red and burned orange and apricot mountains, and at this time of year a lot of blooming desert flowers and cacti, a real riot of color. Many of the craggy mountains show a lot of holes, left by animals or sea life that were buried in the ocean bottom mud and turned to oil and gas, while the mud turned to stone. Eventually, though, we headed down to St George, up the Interstate 15 and off to Hurricane. A great salad bar buffet at JBs rounded off a beautiful day. Have FUN! DearWebby
"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable." --- Sydney J. Harris A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience. --- Doug Larson
A judge was instructing the jury that a witness was not necessarily to be regarded as untruthful because he changed his statement after he gave it to the police. "For example," he said, "when I entered my chambers today, I was positive that I had my gold watch in my pocket. But then I remembered that I left in on my nightstand in my bedroom." When the judge returned home that evening, his wife asked him "Why so much urgency for your watch? Isn't sending three men to pick it up for you a bit extreme?" "What?" said the judge, "I didn't send anyone for my watch, let alone three people. What did you do?" "I gave it to the first one," said the wife, "he knew exactly where it was."
A young man wanted to get his beautiful wife Tricia something nice for their first wedding anniversary. So he decides to buy her a cell phone. She is all excited, she loves her phone. He shows her and explains to her all the features on the phone. The next day Tricia goes shopping. Her phone rings and it's her husband, "Hi hun," he says "how do you like your new phone?" She replies "I just love it, it's so small and your voice is clear as a bell but there's one thing I don't understand though." "What's that, baby?" asks the husband. "How did you know I was at Wal- Mart?"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to the principal and vice principal of Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Mexifornia. Students kicked out for displaying American flag Daniel Galli says he and his friends were sitting at a table during brunch break when the vice principal asked two of the boys to remove American flag bandannas that they wearing on their heads and for the others to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out. When they refused, the boys were ordered to go to the principal's office. "They said we could wear it on any other day," Daniel Galli said, "but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it's supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear American flags today." "They said if we tried to go back to class with our shirts not taken off, they said it was defiance and we would get suspended," Dominic Maciel, Galli's friend, said. The boys really had no choice, and went home to avoid suspension. They say they're angry they were not allowed to express their American pride. Their parents are just as upset, calling what happened to their children, "total nonsense." The five boys and their families met with a Morgan Hill Unified School District official Wednesday night. The district and the school do not see eye-to-eye on the incident and released the following statement: The district does not concur with the Live Oak High School administration's interpretation of either board or district policy related to these actions. The boys will not be suspended and were allowed to return to school Thursday. We spotted one of them when he got to campus -- and, yes, he was sporting an American flag T-shirt.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Chiquita Re: Is XP support really ending? Dear Webby I read at various places that Microsoft support for XP will be ending soon. Is that just paid propaganda, or something to worry about? Chiquita Dear Chiquita Just paid propaganda. Make a note of whoever spouts that propaganda, and remember that they are full of crap. They will lie about the next topic too, just like they lied about XP support ending in favor of Vista. Most of them are just re-using their old lies and just replacing the word Vista with Windows 7. Microsoft doesn't support Windows 7 either. They just tell you to go to whoever you bought the computer from, AFTER they make you type in the Windows serial number. Since Blonde Windows is not suitable for industry and commerce, the moment they stop security updatesffor XP, there will be a mass migration to Linux. In the current economy companies can't afford to dump millions of perfectly good XP machines and hire 20% more people to cope with the slower W7 operating system. Blonde Windows probably has many cute features for game players and recreational users, but as far as industry and commerce is concerned, it is not something that is needed or justified in the current economy. Especially, since there ARE still problems with Windows 7. A good example is the inability to read SD camera chips, that already have pictures on them. Windows 7, straight out of the box, can't read them. You have to take them to somebody, who is smart enough to either keep an XP machine or else has switched to Linux or Mac. Even though bare-bones machines are more expensive without the subsidy, that Microsoft pays the manufacturers for putting Windows 7 onto new machines, Bare-bones and XP machines are well worth the extra cost in the long run. With XP machines companies don't have to increase staff levels. Same story as with Vista. That is why they skipped Vista. Also, a lot of companies have a "Plan B" ready, a customized Linux installation, that will run all of that company's WORK programs. Plan B can be implemented overnight, and many companies are paving the way towards that by switching from the expensiv e Microsoft Office to the free Open Office. Since nobody ever comes back from Linux to Windows, Microsoft is in no hurry to push industry and commerce to implement Pan B. So, don't let the paid shills stampede you. It would probably be a good idea, though, to get on friendly terms with a neighbor, who has already switched to Linux. Have FUN! DearWebby
A monastery in the English countryside has fallen on hard times, and the monks decide to open a fish- and-chips restaurant. The establishment soon became very popular, attracting people from all over. One city fellow, thinking himself clever, asked one of the brothers standing nearby, "I suppose you're the 'fish friar?'" "No," answered the brother, straight-faced. "I'm the 'chip monk.'"
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Miss Jones had been giving her second-grade students a lesson on science. She had explained about magnets and showed how they would pick up nails and other bits of iron. Now it was question time and she asked, "My name begins with the letter 'M' and I pick up things. What am I?" A little boy on the front row said, "You're a mother!"
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