Fixing up an old computer 

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Good Morning,  !
It's Sunday, December 19, 2010

Walter, The Stone carver, a subscriber since about 1994, has
opened a new site for the 
"American Friends of Italian Monumental Sculpture".

They want to help the city of Genoa restore the magnificent 
sculptures at the Staglieno cemetery. I wrote about that last year,
when I mentioned Walter's book Staglieno-the art of the Marble Carver

The Staglieno cemetery is the REAL "Marble Orchard", 
the finest collection of 19th and 20th century marble sculptures
in the world, just standing out in the rain near a grimy, 
industrial city. You see on this picture, how hundreds of 
years of soot and rain have affected the once shiny white 
marble. That is why Walter started this new Non-Profit org
to restore the sculptures.

Click through for the big picture

Proceeds of Walter's book Walter's book Staglieno-the art of the Marble Carver
go to help restore those sculptures. No, the sculptures in the
REAL marble orchard are not for sale, but Walter's book is. 
If you need a classy Christmas present, that is not a Walmart
bargain, get Walter's book!

Have FUN!

If you can help with the server cost
please donate what you can!
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to TSA in Texas TSA Screeners Don't Notice Loaded Handgun In Man's Carry-On December 17, 2010 If you thought the TSA's inability to notice a 6-inch hunting knife was a sign that airport screeners might as well be watching Spongebob instead of the porno-scan and X-raying you and your stuff, here's further proof. A man in Houston says the TSA screeners didn't blink an eye at the loaded .40 caliber handgun he'd forgotten was tucked away in his computer bag when he made his way through the security checkpoint at Bush Intercontinental Airport. Since the TSA requires you to run your laptop through separately from its bag, it should have been even easier for screeners to notice the gun in the laptop bag. "There's nothing else in there. How can you miss it?" asks the passenger. "You cannot miss it." The passenger noticed the gun when he arrived at his destination and reported the incident to authorities. The TSA investigated and provided "remedial instruction" for the screeners involved.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Mr E Re: Refurb an old machine Sorry about the typos in the links yesterday. So here is a re-run of yesterday's Tech Support Pits Dear Webby, Long time no hear and see.. so how have you've been? As for me/us here in the usa, we are still trying to make ends meet..... ok now for my request. I am looking for a good tune up program (that wont destroy my computer, and a program that will find old programs so that i can get them off of my computer). Thank you and have a great day. Signed: Mr. E --------------------- Dear Ed For the UNinstalling, I recommend the Secure Uninstaller It finds the hidden stuff too. For tuning up, you probably need a GOOD Registry tuner like Registry Booster, because by now most likely your Registry is a chaotic mess. I use it myself too, every time I boot up. It keeps my ancient XP klunker running just fine, faster than brand new Windows7 machines. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Old Albert goes on his first trip overseas. Upon arriving, he is visibly puzzled while filling out his visa application. The border official looks over his shoulder and sees the tourist trying to write "Twice a week" in the space labeled SEX. The official explains: "No, no, no. That is not what we mean by this question. We are asking 'Male' or 'Female.'" So he writes down: "FEMALES"
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An out-of-towner in New York at the height of the tourist season decided to revisit an uptown restaurant he'd enjoyed on a previous trip to the city. Finally catching the eye of an overworked waiter, he said, "You know, it's been over five years since I first came in here." "Wait your turn," replied the waiter with typical New York charm. "I can only serve one table at a time."
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A poor vagabond, traveling a country road in England, tired and hungry, came to a roadside Inn with a sign reading: "George and the Dragon." He knocked. The Innkeeper's wife stuck her head out a window. "Could ye spare some victuals?" he asked. The woman glanced at his shabby clothes and obviously poor condition. "No!" she said rather sternly. "Could I have a pint of ale?" "No!" she said again. "Could I at least sleep in your stable?" "No!" by this time she was fairly shouting. The vagabond said, "Might I please...?" "What now?" the woman interrupted impatiently. "D'ye suppose," he asked, "I might have a word with George?"

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