Hard Drive LED on task bar 

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It's Thursday, February 10, 2011

Moe sent me a link about the newest ship hijacking, a super tanker
carrying 200 Million dollars worth of oil, 
and a crew of 25 absolute minimum wage employees,
seven Greeks, 17 Filipinos and one Georgian.

Brinks uses two or more heavily armed guards to pick up the
change from the corner store, but the Greek owners of that
Billion Dollar super tanker were too cheap or too dumb to
put some protection onto that big tanker. It looks like they
were trying to lose it, probably to mess with the oil price.

Oh, well. Canada has plenty of oil, and we can always open
the valve on one of the southbound piplines a bit more.

Have FUN!

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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to the British Government Forensics Agency Alcohol and drug sample testing dumped overnight. The Forensic Science Service is being wound down by March NEXT year, 13 months from now. So they stopped accepting any more samples today. Police are scrambling to find licensed labs to do the testing. The works is dead simple and easily automated, but the licensing for producing data, that is accepted by the courts, is apparently a nightmare, and could take many months. In the meantime, the cops are supposed to store urine and blood samples in the station fridge, beside their sandwiches and yoghurts. Apparently there is not a lot of enthusiasm for that, and road side testing is expected to come to a halt.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Sara Re: Hard Drive LED in task bar Dear Webby I used to have a little icon that showed me when my hard drive was in use, so that I know if something is auto-saving properly, and also to tell me when a download was finished. It was just a little piece of freeware, but somehow I missed transferring it to this computer, and I can't find it anywhere on the net. Thanks Sara Dear Sara It is still available, but hard to find, and even harder to find the download link on their site. So I put it into my Tool Box, right at the top. For those of you, who are not familiar with it, Disk LED is a small task bar icon, that shows when your hard drive is active. It can aslo be used to show printer queue activity, so that you don't print into the middle of other people's print jobs. It is a very tiny program, less than 3/4 of a MB, and it is free, not even ads. Have FUN! DearWebby
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