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Good Morning,  !
It's Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A reader complained that three years ago I had recommended the 
DELL Color Laser 1320C, because it was under $200 and because
there were cartridges available at a decent price, but that DELL 
showed it now at well over $300, with cartridges costing again
as much.

Well, shop around!
By the way, that printer is still working fine, printing from three 
computers without any hassle whatsoever. It has a toner-saving
mode for archive stuff like on-line invoices and similar items, 
that you just file and probably won't ever look at again, and you
can switch to that mode right from the keyboard. And it is fast!

In summary, it is a great printer.
The price for it is still well under $150 at Amazon.
I get the toner cartridges from AltalnticInkJet 
for about a third of what DELL charges. Some places have toner 
for even less, but with toner you might want to consider 
quality and go with a dealer, that has been around for a long time.

I used to buy ink in jugs from AltalnticInkJet
and toner for the last three years, and always have been quite
happy with the quality and speed of delivery.

So, with a bit of shopping around, you can actually get an even
better deal now than I did three years ago.

Have FUN!
DearWebby


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Peter called his doctor’s office for an appointment. “I’m sorry,” said the receptionist, “the doctor is going to a golf tournament and has to do a lot of practising beforehand. We can’t fit you in for at least two weeks.” “But I could be dead by then!” “That's no problem. If your wife lets us know, we’ll cancel the appointment.”
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This door-to-door entrepreneur became rather bored with his job of selling Bibles, so he decided to become a boss, hiring three people to sell Bibles for him. He interviewed three people. The first came in and said, "I want to sell Bibles for you." "OK, you're hired. Here's your kit, go sell!" The second came in and said, "I want to sell Bibles for you." "OK, you're hired! Here's your kit; go sell!" The third came in and said, "I- i - I wa - wa- wa-want t-t-t-t-to s-s-s-s-ell to sell, to sell, to sell, Bi - bi - bi - Bibles, sell Bi -Bibles f-f-f-fo-for y-y-y-y you Bibles for you!" "No," shouted the man, "this will never work! You can't sell Bibles for me!" The applicant replied, "B-b-b-b-but I r-r-r-eall, but I really, really, n-n-n-n-need th-th-th-this, really need tthis job!" As there were no other applicants, he man said, "OK, I'll give you one shot at this, but I expect you to PRODUCE!" At the end of the can, the first applicant comes back and reports, "I sold 8 Bibles today." The second reports, "I sold 11 Bibles today." The third worker reports, "To-to-to-to t-t-today, I-i-I so- so, I so-, I so-, I so- I sold 28 Bi- bi- b- bibles!" "Great," says the man. "However, I want you to sell a lot more Bibles than that, so get out there tomorrow and MAKE ME SOME MONEY!" At the end of the first day, the first worker comes in and reports, "Today, I sold 32 Bibles." The second worker reports, "I sold 44 Bibles today." The third worker reports, "To-to-to t-today, I-i-I so- so, I so-, I sold 79 Bi-bi-bi- sold 79, sold 79 Bibles." "Fantastic," said the man, "since you're doing so well, so much better than these other two bums, why don't you tell them what your sales technique is." Replied the worker, "I-i-I j-j-j-j-ju-ju-ju-just wa, wa, wa, just wal- wa- wa- walk, just walk up to up to up to just walk up to them and and ask, them and ask, them and ask if th-th-th-th ask if they w-w-w-w-w- wa- ask if they want t-t-t-t-o-o- if they want to b--b-b-b-b if they want to buy a Bi-bi - want to buy a Bi--b--a - a- abi - buy a to buy a Bi-bi-bible, or d-d-d-d-d do th-th-they do they w-w-w-ant me to READ it to 'em?"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to a Delta flight crew Pandemnium over strip PASSENGERS on a US flight were shocked to see a woman strip naked and be restrained by flight attendants. The incident happened on the weekend on board a Delta Airlines flight between Chicago and New York, US. The woman, described as "emotionally disturbed", took off her clothes as the plane began its descent into Kennedy Airport and the flight crew "created a ruckus" about it, the Associated Press reported. The woman - estimated to be in her late 20s - "stripped nude during the flight and was restrained on the plane and taken into custody by local law enforcement upon landing. A Newsday news manager who was on the flight said flight attendants tried to cover the woman with a blanket while she yelled "No! No! No!" A spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said the woman was taken to a medical centre. She is not expected to be charged over the incident, since she did not endanger the plane or passengers. All she did was panic some flight attendants, who were perturbed about some people possibly enjoying the free strip show.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Ellen Re: Head-set or microphone and speakers? Dear Webby, I want to get my mother set up for chat. What would be better, a headset or separate microphone and speakers? I did connect her speaker wires to her big living room HiFi the way you suggested, and she is quite happy with that. Not all neighbors are, but she is. How much is a decent microphone? Thanks Ellen --------------------- Dear Ellen Since she has the speaker issue solved, all she really needs is a good desk microphone, like the Ultra U12-40542, $13 at Tigerdirect. It is omnidirectional, so that she can walk around, and it is noise cancelling. Steady noise like a fan or traffic is cancelled, but the clink of setting a cup onto a saucer will come through with full volume. Like most modern microphones, it is more accurate than necessary, especially at the high end. A finger from an old knit glove over the microphone will usually smooth that quite nicely. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Toward the end of our senior year in high school, we were required to take a CPR course. The classes used the well known mannequin victim, Resusci-Annie, to practice. Typical of most models, this Resusci-Annie was only a torso, to allow for storage in a carrying case. The class went off in groups to practice. As instructed, one of my classmates gently shook the doll and asked "Are you all right?" He then put his ear over the mannequin's mouth to listen for breathing. Suddenly he turned to the instructor and exclaimed, "She said she can't feel her legs!"
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An Irishman walks into a bar, orders three pints of Guinness and sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more. The bartender asks him, "You know, a pint goes flat after I draw it. It would taste better if you bought one at a time." The Irishman replies, "Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in America, the other in Australia, and I'm here in Dublin. When we all left home, we promised that we'd drink this way to remember the day when we drank together." The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there. The Irishman becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way: He orders three pints and drinks them in turn. One day, he comes in and orders two pints. All the other regulars notice and fall silent. When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, "I don't want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your great loss." The Irishman looks confused for a moment, then a light dawns in his eye and he laughs. "Oh, no," he says, "everyone's fine. It's just me. I've quit drinking."

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