Are spiral lamps OK around monitors? 



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I was surprised to find out today, that people in China are not
allowed to watch that NASA shuttle launch video. The same 
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miss if I was not allowed to view it.

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Many answering machines have a test button to test play your different answering messages. You can easily save a special one on the alternate message and play that for nuisance callers. Here is an example: "This is the Microwave speaking. The answering machine is too busy to talk to you. If you want anything boiled, please hold it up to the phone. If you are a telemarketer, please press the star key now."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to two not named people in Ft Walton Beach, Florida Driver's unzipped pants lead to passenger's arrest FORT WALTON BEACH -- A man stopped for driving with an inoperable brakelight on Nov. 23 was questioned when the officer noticed the man's pants were unbuttoned and unzipped. The condition of the man's pants was obvious when he was asked to step out and look at the lights for himself When the officer questioned him, the driver said he had just left his girlfriend's house and had picked up the 36-year-old female in his car to give her a ride home. After the officer advised the man that he believed a sexual act was performed in the vehicle, the man said the female had offered to perform that sexual act for $20. The man added that he had paid the $20 but had not yet gotten the act. The defendant had $20 in her pocket, according to her Fort Walton Beach Police Department arrest report. She was charged with soliciting for prostitution. The slow on the zipper blabbermouth was not charged.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Rosa Re: Spiral tube fluorescents Dear Webby, I am considering changing the lighting to save money. Can I use those spiral tube fluorescent lights near monitors or will that cause flickering and eye strain? Thanks Rosa --------------------- Dear Rosa That depends on where you are. In Europe, where they use lazy 50 Hz electricity, people do indeed complain about flicker. In the rest of the world, where we use 60 Hz, the flicker is not noticeable. In addition to that, the newer spiral tube lamps use phosphors and other oxides, that remain glowing longer, and they also use diferent electronics to shift the frequency up. If you use one of those adjustable Z-arm light fictures with a conical or hat style reflector shining down onto your desk from about two feet away, a 13 Watt spiral tube lamp will give you comfortable lighting. It won't light up the entire office like two sets of four 40Watt fluorescents would, but your work station will be well lit, at 1/12th the electrical cost. Just be gentle with those Z-arm fixtures. The post, on which they swivel, is made to break easily. Have FUN! DearWebby
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