Kudos for Tiger! 

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Good Morning,  !
It's Thursday, November 25, 2010
Happy Thanksgiving, if you are in the USA!

Kudos to TigerDirect!

Before the net, I used to buy computer stuff from Tiger by
regular mail, after browsing their paper catalog. I have
always been happy with their fast and efficient service,
until UPS and their sleazy border rip-off soured that,
until Tiger opened http://www.tigerdirect.ca/

Yesterday a friend asked me how she could get a computer
to her son in the US in a hurry. No company would ship to
an address that was different from a credit card address.

No problem! (That used to be my nickname, when I was a
Journeyman Electromechanic)
Go to tigerDirect.com, and see if this model will do.
Sent her the link via Skype. Yes, that was fine, but, but, but.....

No Problem. Slide me that amount plus $20 for shipping via
PayPal and tell me your son's shipping address.

Then I called Tiger and after fudging my way through the
whispered voice menu by hitting # a few times, talked to Jean.
Friendly, clear voice, easy to understand even with my tin ears.
I asked him if he could process the order manually and send 
me a PayPal invoice. Sure. 

A few minutes later I got the request to authorize in my email, 
clicked on it. Then I got an email to call their verification 
number. I did, but because I use Skype to call, they did not 
see my number and called me back.
Yep. Still the same voice. All OK. 
An hour later the computer was picked up by UPS.
Thanks, Jean!

Don't try that with the Taliban at HP or any other company, 
but at TigerDirect, there are friendly people, who are on YOUR
side, who actually listen and who can handle non-standard 

If you want to send a computer or computer related stuff
to somebody for Christmas, like for example a head set for mom,
Tiger will take care of it. 
Don't be shy about calling their free number: 800-800-8300

By the way, I am not an affiliate or seller for Tiger, 
just giving credit where credit is due.

Have FUN!

"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." --- Mark Twain
Thanks to Rosemarie for this one: Three travelers, an American, a Russian, and an Egyptian, were circumnavigating the globe a la Jules Verne. The Russian man put his hand out and reached down into the clouds. "Aaah!" he said. "We're right over my homeland." "How can you tell?" asked the American. "I can feel the cold air." he replied. A few days later the African man put his hand through the clouds. "Aah we're right over my homeland." he said. "How do you know that?" asked the Russian. "I can feel the heat of the desert." Several more days later the American put his hand through the clouds. "Aah, we're right over Washington." The Russian and the African were amazed. "How do you know all of that?!" they exclaimed. The American pulled his hand in and held it up for them to see. "My watch is missing."
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I stopped at a roadside stand in Southern California that sold fruit, vegetables, and crafts. As I went to pay, I noticed the young woman behind the counter was painting a sign. I commented on how colorful it was. "My boyfriend didn't approve of the old one," she said. When I glanced at what hung above the counter, I understood. It declared, "Local Honey Dates Nuts."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to tree dopes in Portsmouth, RI: Sean Riley, 45, David Nicholson, 19 and Ryan Souza, 19 Portsmouth man faces pot charge after reporting theft PORTSMOUTH, R.I. -- Something seemed suspicious, then ridiculous. Two young men were seen carrying a safe. They took it out of a house, down a driveway and into a car. This was at 2:40 p.m. Thursday on Martens Road, just before a resident on the street decided he had seen enough, and called the police. Officers spotted the car and pulled it over on East Main Road near the intersection of Sandy Point Avenue. "In the back of the vehicle was a safe," said Lt. Brian Peters of the Portsmouth Police Department. The two men, both 19, were brought to the police station for questioning. And while they were being questioned, the police received a call from a man reporting his safe was stolen. Come on down, the police said. So, Sean Riley, 45, of 33 Martens Road got in his car and drove to the police station to retrieve his safe. The police were able to open the safe with Riley's assistance. "He gave us the code," Peters said. "He wanted to prove it was his safe." "When the officers opened it up, they got quite a surprise," Peters said. The safe contained more than $5,000 and about two pounds of marijuana, according to Peters. This discovery fascinated the officers, who wondered what else Riley might possess. So they went to his house. "We found 14 marijuana plants growing in a shed at the rear of his property," Peters said. "And we found additional marijuana inside the home." Riley was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. The two burglary suspects were arrested, too. David Nicholson of 602 Black Point Lane, Portsmouth, and Ryan Souza of 24 Eric Court, Portsmouth, were both charged with breaking and entering and larceny over $500. In addition, both were charged with possession of marijuana. No, the marijuana possession charge has nothing to do with the marijuana that was in the safe in the back of the car. "When they were stopped, they were found to have marijuana under their seat," Peters said. Everyone involved is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in District Court in Newport.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Gale Re: Fragmentation and non-removeable pictures Dear Webby, Thank you for your quick response to my computer problem/question. I downloaded DiskKeeper and ran it. It showed a lot of corrupt files. When it was done it said it had restore about 50% later I notice it said 100%. I was shocked that I had so many corrupt files and was wondering how files get conrupt. Web sites I visit, downloads, emails or any number of things is what my conclusion was. Am I right in my thinking? As I was going through my computer cleaning things out, I came upon some pictures that had become attached to my computer from emails where I downloaded the pictures. There is no way I can find to get them off. No delete option, right click doesn't work, highlighting them didn't work either. I am at a lost how to rid my computer of them. There are many of them that I have gotten over the past and I always try to delete after viewing so as not to use up memory space on my computer. Apparently I could delete the email but the pictures stayed on my computer. Any idea about how to rid myself of them? Thank you for all your help. I really, really appreciate it. Gale Thank you, --------------------- Dear Gale File fragmentation happens when you save anything more than once. Let's say you start writing a book, and you got the auto-save set for 2 minutes. Then you get sidetracked and have to do some banking. You save that too. That gets parked next to where you had saved the book. Now as you write more, that stuff does not have room there, and gets put into any other open spot. That slot may be small, and after a few minutes of writing, stuff has to be put into a third location. So, pretty soon, that book file is actually 27 fragments spread all over the place. Naturally, it takes the computer a lot more time to cope with fragmented files, than when each one is in just ONE location. And it uses up a lot of RAM to track all th fragments. DisKeeper finds empty spaces, and moves the fragments of each file together into contiguous slots. That takes big load off the computer, especially the RAM. Of course, gradually stuff gets fragmented again. That is why you schedule DisKeeper to run either whenever the screen saver comes on, or at certain times of the night. As for weeding out pictures, that depends a lot on what email program you use. With Eudora, there is a folder called Embedded and one for Attachments. You can browse in there with a graphics program or even the File Explorer set to show thumbnails, sort them by size and get rid of the silly Incredimail nuisances and similar text decorations, and then weed out the rest. Just make it a habit to go in there and weed, whenever you are on hold on a phone. Eudora has had that set-up since the late 80's and most other email programs copied that concept and have similar features. Have FUN! DearWebby
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From Lisa (legally blonde): After directory assistance gave me my boyfriend's new tele- phone number, I dialed him -- and got a woman. "Is Mike there?" I asked. "He's in the shower," she responded. "Please tell him his girlfriend called," I said and hung up. When he didn't return the call, I dialed again. This time a man answered. "This is Mike," he said. "You're not my boyfriend!" I exclaimed. "I know," he replied. "That's what I've been trying to tell my wife for the past half-hour."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Substitute Broth in Place of Milk Homemade Suet Keep an old coffee can and drain your beef or bacon grease into the can. When you have enough, melt it down. Add a little flour, some sunflower seeds and even a little peanut butter, and then refrigerate. When it goes solid, you can put in a suet cage or nail it to a tree for the birds. By Gooby from Straughn, IN http://www.thriftyfun.com/ 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:
Felix was playing golf with our town's fire chief when he hit a ball into the rough. As Felix headed for the brush to find his ball, the chief warned him, "Be careful, the rattlesnakes are out." The chief explained that calls had been coming in all week requesting assistance with removing the snakes. "You've got to be kidding," Felix replied in astonishment. "People actually call the fire department to help them with rattlesnakes? What do you say to them?" "Well," said the chief, "the first thing we always ask is, 'Is it on fire?'"
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A dietitian was once addressing a large audience in Chicago. "The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks erode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. Vegetables can be disastrous, and none of us realizes the long-term harm caused by the germs in our drinking water." "But there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all and we all have, or will, eat it. Can anyone here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?" A 75-year-old man in the front row stood up and said, "Wedding cake."

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