Can vacuuming hurt a computer? 

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Today is Tuesday, Aug 23

Even though it cooled off at night to just a few degrees
above freezing, it sure was hot in daytime! During my 
evening walk up to the water tower and from there to the
hospital and the walking trail from there back down into
the valley, I carefully adjusted my route to include the 
shade of some tall pines. I didn't quite stop in the shade,
but I sure slowed down and enjoyed it!

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Technology is dominated by two types of people: Those who understand what they do not manage. Those who manage what they do not understand. --- Socratex "Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it." --- Mark Twain "Sometimes I get the feeling the whole world is against me, but deep down I know that's not true. Some smaller countries are neutral." --- Robert Orben
A man's best friend dies, so he calls the nearest flower shop to order a wreath of flowers to be displayed at the wake. "Put an extra-wide ribbon on it," he tells the clerk. "Print 'Rest in Peace' on both sides and, if there is room, 'We Shall Meet in Heaven.'" The clerk assures him that his order will be carried out and the wreath promptly delivered to the funeral home. Sure enough, the wreath arrives and is set up next to the casket. But the mourners are stunned when they see it. On the extra-wide ribbon is the inscription, "Rest in peace on both sides", and, "If there is room, we shall meet in Heaven."
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Thanks to Renata for this story: Curious when I found two black-and-white negatives in a drawer, I had them made into prints. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they were of a younger, slimmer me, taken on one of my first dates with my husband. When I showed him the photos, his face lit up. "Wow, look at that!" he said. "It's my old Plymouth!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Andrea Antoine-Pierre, 52, in Port St Lucie, Florida Attack with potted Basil PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said they arrested a woman accused of throwing a potted basil plant at her husband during an argument about his cooking. Port St. Lucie police said Andrea Antoine-Pierre, 52, arrived home Monday while her 60-year-old husband, whose name was not released, was preparing food in the kitchen, reported Friday. "They then began to argue about what type of meat was supposed to be cooked," the police report states. The husband told police he was walking away from Antoine-Pierre when she threw the basil plant, which struck his left shoulder. He said she tried to throw rocks at him outside but did not make contact. Antoine-Pierre told police she threw the plant on the ground and the dirt "must have bounced" to get on her husband's shoulder. Antoine-Pierre was arrested on a domestic battery charge. Nobody will be surprised, if the gent will soon be cooking for a woman, who is more appreciative and has better kitchen manners.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Bill Re: is vacuuming computers dangerous? Dear Webby, In this letter in the tech dept you said it was a good idea to vacuum out your computer. How do you do that? I really am hesitant to take anything apart for fear I won't get it back together right. Thanks, Sharon Dear Bill Ignore those clueless wussies. Power supplies and battery chargers have always had a 10 MegaOhm bypass resistor to bleed off static. In addition to that, nowadays all chips are CMOS. Think of that as the equivalent of the rubber diaphragm in a truck or train's air brake. The air never gets to the brake pads, it just pushes onto the diaphragm and thereby pushes back the springs, that try to put the brakes on. CMOS chips have the same diaphragm, and no current flows THROUGH them. You just have voltage pushing and pulling on the diaphragm, which in turn activates on/off valves on the other side of it. If there was a static spike, it would get stopped at the next CMOS device. In addition to that, there are bypass resistors to bleed off anything dangerous. Without all that, you could not carry a laptop on a carpet or scratch your head on a dry day. In addition to that, almost all decent vacuum cleaners, except for some really mickey-mouse rechargeable ones, have black hoses and attachments. The black is from soot in the rubber or plastic, that makes them conductive and bleeds off static. Just don't use compressed air or gas! THAT creates dangerous static that can shock YOU and cause you to drop stuff, blows dirt into even less convenient places, and kills kids who "huff" the stuff. Have FUN! DearWebby
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An old man was in his golden years, but that didn't stop him from trying to pick up the younger ladies. He went to the local bar, approached a very pretty and very young woman and said, "Where have you been all my life?" The young lady takes one glance at him and says, "For the first half of it, I wasn't even born yet."
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Working at an airline ticket counter, I pulled up a passenger's reservation that showed his name as "Cole, Pheven." "I'd like to be certain our information is correct," I said to him. "What is your first name?" "It's Stephen," he replied. "I hope the reservation agent got it right. I told him it's spelled with a ph."
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It's graduation day at the teacher's college, and everybody is going to get their diploma but Jon. At the assembly, the entire senior class stands up and shouts "Let Jon graduate, let Jon graduate!" The principal agrees to give Jon one last chance. "If I have five apples in my right hand and five in my left hand, Jon, how many apples do I have?" he asked. Jon thought long and hard and then said: "Ten." And the entire senior class stood up and shouted "Give Jon another chance. Give Jon another chance!"


Early one morning a Priest heard a noise outside his door. When he opened it, he saw a donkey fall over dead. Not knowing what to do about the situation, he called the mayor and related the situation. The mayor couldn't resist jabbing at the Priest and said, "Father, I thought that in a case like that the duty of a Priest was to bury the dead." Without any hesitation, the Priest said, "No, my duty is to to notify next of kin, so that they can pay for funeral arrangements."

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