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It's Wednesday, May 11

Big panic out there about Microsoft agreeing to buy Skype for
an outrageous amount of money, just to keep it out of Google's hands.
Ho, hum. Papers, even The Enemy Times are calling Skype a
"technological pioneer". Hogwash!

Skype is a stripped down version of PowWow, that we used in the 
early and mid 90's, before ICQ came out of Israel and killed it.
We had video chat, naturally due to the slow dial-up speeds
in those days, the video was a bit smaller and coarser, but 
PowWow had simultaneous video + voice + text + file transfer,
and stuff that is still far in Skype's future, like 300 hot-key

For example, I had the instructions for setting up and using
FTP in a macro activated by CTRL F7. No need to type that
again, every time a new client needed to know how to get files
uploaded. Just CTRL F7, and the instructions were pasted.

Some people saved all kinds of stuff in macros, and I remember
one lady, who accidentally hit a key combo, that pasted
a lengthy cybersex text, including orgasm, into her outgoing
text window. OOOPS!  

Another feature that really helped making the Internet popular
was the "PowWow Cruise". You could have a nice, big conference
or think tank going, and invite everybody to a "cruise". 
Everybody who clicked OK to the invitation, had their browser
hitched to yours, and wherever you went, their browsers did too.
On slow cruising you stayed a while on sites that you visited and
discussed the content, on fast cruising you just stayed long enough
for everybody to bookmark the sites, and flew on to the next one.

Technically Skype is not a big deal. Where it IS a big deal is
the contracts it has with many thousands of telephone companies,
allowing Skype users to call their clients land lines and cell phones
for a penny a minute.  

What will happen with Skype now?
Microsoft will embed it in everything they got. 
They won't mess with it, but everything from Ho'mail to Lynq will
get a Skype button.

And what will Google do? Google has Google Chat, and will
probably dress it up a bit, since it can be expected, that a
lot of people will be looking for an alternative to Micro-Skype.

If you haven't got a gmail address yet, better get one soon.
Half decent names are getting mighty scarce!

Have FUN!

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A lady was driving from her husband's office to the kids' school, with twelve youngsters in the car, when she blew past a red light, and a police car. Much to the delight of the kids, the police officer pulled her over, wrote her a ticket, lectured her on traffic safety, and finished by saying, "Lady, don't you know when to stop?" Tomato red in the cheeks, the embarrassed woman said, "Officer, only six of those kids are mine!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Joseph Price, 61, in Okeechobee, Florida Lack of bag foils bank robber OKEECHOBEE, Fla., May 10 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said a would-be bank robber failed in his attempt because he did not bring his own money bag to the heist. The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office said Joseph Price, 61, handed a note to a teller at the PNC Bank in Okeechobee shortly after 2:30 p.m. Friday demanding a sack full of cash, reported Tuesday. However, Price left empty-handed after the teller told him she did not have a bag, investigators said. The sheriff's office said Price left the scene on a bicycle and was apprehended within 7 minutes. "This man was apprehended very quickly," Sheriff Paul May said. "A good description was given by bank personnel, [the lieutenant] was in the right place and the suspect is in jail, which is the right place for him." Price was taken to the Okeechobee County Jail on a charge of attempted bank robbery. He was ordered held without bail.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Frank Re: FireFox 4 Dear Webby, I do like FireFox, but heard from a number of people, that the step to FireFox 4 is rather traumatic. Is that true? Frank Dear Frank It definitely IS a major step, like switching from a gasoline vehicle to one with a Diesel engine, but I would not call it traumatic. FireFox 4 brings over your open tabs, bookmarks, and history. Where it gets rough is the security settings. By default they are set rather tight and you have to loosen them a bit. There are also a bunch of the add-ons and extensions, that are not approved for version 4 yet, and won't be automatically installed. For most of those add-ons, there ARE approved alternatives available, and it's not really a big deal to install them. For example, "Instant Fox" is the new "Search from the address bar" add-on. "Colorful Tabs" is another one of my "Must Have" add-ons. They all install painlessly within seconds Don't let them scare you about the change. FireFox version 4 is considerably faster, and the minor changes of the menu are easy to get used to. Have FUN DearWebby
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A fourth-grade teacher was giving her pupils a lesson in logic. "Here is the situation," she said. "A man is standing up in a boat in the middle of a river, fishing. He loses his balance, falls in, and begins splashing and yelling for help. His wife hears the commotion, knows he can't swim, and runs down to the bank. Why do you think she ran to the bank?" A girl raised her hand and asked, "To draw out his savings before all the relatives showed up?"
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A man phones a mental hospital and asks the receptionist if there is anybody in Room 27. She goes and checks, and comes back to the phone, telling him No, the room is empty. "Good," says the man. "That means I must have really escaped."
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Two old Jewish men are strolling down the street one day when they happen to walk by a Catholic church. They see a big sign posted that says, "Convert to Catholicism and get $100." One of the Jewish men stops walking and stares at the sign. His friend turns to him and says, "Murray, what's going on?" "Abe," replies Murray, "I'm thinking of doing it." Abe says, "What are you, crazy?" Murray thinks for a minute and says, "Abe, I'm going to do it." With that, Murray strides purposefully into the church and comes out twenty minutes later with a big grin on his face. "So," asks Abe, "did you get your hundred dollars?" Murray looks up at him and says, "Is money all that you jews ever think of? I bet you want to borrow it now!"

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