What is ActiveX, and do I need it? 



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If you want to truly understand something, try to change it. --- Kurt Lewin You can't prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but can prevent them from building their nest on it. --- Socratex
I recently saw a distraught young lady weeping beside her car. "Do you need some help?" I asked. She replied, "I knew I should have replaced the battery to this remote door unlocker. Now I can't get into my car. Do you think they (pointing to a distant convenient store) would have a battery to fit this?" "Hmmm, I dunno. Do you have an alarm too?" I asked. "No, just this remote thingy," she answered, handing it and the car keys to me. As I took the key and manually unlocked the door, I suggested, "Why don't you just drive over there and check about the batteries?"
Several women appeared in court, each accusing the others of causing the trouble they were having in the apartment building where they lived. The women were arguing noisily even in the court. The judge, banging his gavel to quiet them said, "We are going to do this in an orderly manner. I can't listen to all of you at once. I'll hear the oldest first." The case was dismissed for lack of testimony.
Thanks to Guinn for this picture: Large Version Just washed my feathers and can't do a thing with them!
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD and goes to Michelle Perrino, 40, Florida Woman set office fire to go home early NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., June 24 (UPI) -- A Florida woman accused of starting an office fire to get sent home early with pay pleaded guilty to criminal mischief. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said Michelle Perrino, 40, drew suspicion during a meeting of Bayonet Point Oxygen employees when she mentioned the May 12, 2009, fire had started in a filing cabinet before workers had been informed of the fire's origins, the St. Petersburg Times reported Thursday. Investigators said a friend of Perrino told them she had admitted to tripping the main circuit breaker and adjusting phones to block incoming calls in bids to go home early without sacrificing the day's pay. Perrino was sentenced to 9 months imprisonment followed by 5 years of probation. She was also ordered to pay Bayonet Point Oxygen $4,800 in restitution and banned from contacting the company or its employees.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Ben RE: What is ActiveX? Dear Webby What actually IS ActiveX? Some friends frown when ActiveX is mentioned and call it a security hazard. Do I actually need it? Ben Dear Ben ActiveX are re-usable components just like Java Applets. The big difference is that while Java Applets work on any and all Operating Systems and can not be used by viruses, worms and trojans, ActiveX only works on Windows, is required by Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office, and is also used by a lot of viruses, trojans and worms. Those can be written a lot more compact since they just call the ActiveX components already on any Windows computer. If you use Open Office and FireFox or Opera, then you probably won't need ActiveX and can disable it. If you use Linux or Mac, then you won't need ActiveX at all. Have FUN! DearWebby
After a long, bumpy flight, the passengers were glad to finally land. They disembarked, and the attendants checked for items left behind. In a seat pocket, one found a bag of homemade cookies with a note saying "Much love, Mom." Quickly, she brought the bag to the gate agent in hopes it would be reunited with its owner. In few minutes, this announcement came over the public-address system in the concourse: "Would the passenger who lost his cookies on Flight 502, please return to the gate?"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Keeping Track of Photos When Traveling My daughter's hobby is photography. On a recent vacation out west, she used the following tip to keep track of her photos. As we entered a new state, she would do one of the following: Take a picture of the "Welcome to" state sign. Take a picture of the road map for that state. Or use sign language to indicate the initial of the state and take a picture of her hand. For example, she would make a signed "M" when we entered Montana and take a picture of that. Then she would know what state the next photos belonged in for her album. By skeesics56 from NW Ohio http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Once she gets a digital camera, the pictures have the date and time attached to the file info. That part is easy and no problem. Even putting them onto the net is no problem. I just made the pages for 1086 that a client uploaded from her recent trip to Europe. The problem is comments and names! Try to get your daughter into the habit of commenting each picture and mentioning the names of the people or sights in the pictures. Ann is the lady on the left in picture #1. Unfortunately, she never acquired the habit of recording comments and names. When you look at pictures years later, it is the comments and names, that bring them alive! Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com 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 ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:

Customer: I just registered my domain name with you guys. Someone in our office told me it was only good in your state. BUZZY: No, ma'am. A domain name is good in all states and in all countries. Customer: So, it is good in all 52 states? BUZZY: Yes, all states and all countries of the earth. Customer: Alabama too ? BUZZY: Do you mean the Alabama on Earth or the other one ?
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