How to set up Video Chat 

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Yesterday's quiz:
In Italy trains are still running on DC, so at the border, 
international trains have to switch locomotives. 

In Germany some trains  run with Diesels, which power
DC generators, which charge batteries, which drive the 
locomotives. Normally they make a racket just like
Canadian freight locomotives, but for inside covered
and badly echoig train stations, they can maneuver 
a bit on the batteries. However, there are only a few 
stretches in the South that still don't have overhead
electricity, and of course those noisy locomotives
are not allowed into Switzerland or Austria.

Next question:
If you have hard to clean calcium deposits on a leaky
faucet, which vegetable will clean it without effort?

Today in 
2781 -BC- Presumed start of Egyptian calendar 
532 Start of Dionysian Pascal Cycle 
1510 38 Jews are burned at the stake in Berlin
1870 France declares war on Prussia; the Franco-Prussian 
   war begins 
1943 Allied air forces raid Rome during WW II 
1957 1st rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada 
1967 Race riots in Durham NC 
1967 US launches Explorer 35 for lunar orbit
1979 2 supertankers collide off Tobago
1991 Miss Black America contestant accuses Mike Tyson of rape 
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"The best doctor gives the least medicines." --- Benjamin Franklin The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget. --- Thomas Szasz
Alice was to bake a cake for the ladies' bridge group bake sale, but she forgot to do it until the last minute. She baked an angel food cake and when she took it from the oven, the center had dropped flat. She said, "Oh dear, there's no time to bake another cake." So, she looked around the house for something to build up the center of the cake. Alice found it in the bathroom ... a roll of toilet paper. She plunked it in and covered it with icing. The finished product looked beautiful, so she rushed it to the sale. Before she left the house, Alice had given her daughter some money and specific instructions to be at the bake sale the minute it opened, and to buy that cake and bring it home. When the daughter arrived at the sale, the attractive cake had already been sold. Alice was beside herself. The next day, Alice was invited to a friend's home where two tables of bridge were to be played that afternoon. After the game, a fancy lunch was served, and to top it off, the cake in question was presented for dessert. Alice saw the cake, she started to get out of her chair to rush into the kitchen to tell her hostess all about it, but before she could get to her feet, one of the other ladies said, "What a beautiful cake!" Alice sat back in her chair and almost wet herself when she heard the hostess say .. "Thank you, I baked it myself."
Two college seniors with an exam the next day had decided to party the night away instead of study. So, when they went to the test the next morning, they explained to the professor that their car had a flat tire the night before and they needed a bit more time to study. The professor gave them another day, so that evening the boys crammed all night until they were sure that they knew just about everything. Arriving to class the following morning, each boy was told to go into separate classrooms to take the exam. They shrugged and went into their respective rooms. As each sat down, they read the first question: "For 5 points, explain the contents of an atom." At this point, they both thought the exam was going to be a piece of cake and answered the question with ease. Then, the test continued: "For 95 points, tell me which tire it was."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Davis G. Dawkins, 19, and Duwayne Henderson, 19 Customer shoots suspects during Internet cafe robbery. 63 year old Samuel Williams blew the robber's ass off, because he was afraid that they were going to shoot someone. Two men who deputies say tried to rob a Marion County Internet café were both shot by one of the patrons. It happened just before 10:00 p.m. Friday at the Palms Internet Café located at 8444 SW State Road 200. When Marion County deputies arrived they found patrons outside the business who told them that two men in masks - one armed with a baseball bat and the other with a handgun - barged into the business. The robbers told the approximately 30 patrons to get on the floor, and they demanded money. Investigators say Samuel Williams, one of the customers, pulled out his own handgun and shot the robbers. Both robbers began running toward the front door, and the patron fired several more shots as they fled. The two men got into a car parked nearby and fled. Not long afterward, deputies got a call about two men at a Marion Oaks residence who were telling people there that they had been shot while at Scott Carrigan Baseball Park on Southeast 17th Street in Ocala. Police officers went to the field but found no evidence of a shooting there. The two men, later identified as Davis G. Dawkins, 19, and Duwayne Henderson, 19, were transported - one by helicopter - to Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dawkins had a superficial wound in his left arm, but Henderson was shot in two places: his left buttock and his right hip. Both men were arrested for attempted robbery with a firearm.
Tech Support Pits: From: Irene Re: How do I set up a Video Chat Dear Webby Pardon my ignorance, but from what I gather from your remarks about Skype, it would be possible to have a video chat with my daughter, without having to pay thousands of dollars for a program plus phone line fees on top. How is that done? My daughter is with the military in Europe but gets to go to town once a week. I have a three year old DELL desktop. Thanks Irene Dear Irene Most cybercafes in Europe have Skype installed, especially in military towns. You can download Skype free at and you can get a computer web camera with microphone included for $20 to $500. Keep in mind, the $500 does not necessarily work better. It just has more advertising. For example, the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema™ Webcam High definition wewebcam for $67 has 5 star rating by customers, but many of the expensive cameras barely get two stars. That cameras little brother, the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 for $43 has a 4 star rating. With some shopping around, you might get better prices than these. To set it up, you simply plug the camera into a USB port, and most likely Windos already has the drivers for it. If not, it will offer to download them for you. Then you are set. Start up Skype and add a "contact". A "contact" is the user name of another Skype user. Mine, for example, is of course "dearwebby". If the contact you try is green (online), he or she will get a request to authorize you. You can't just blurt at Arnold Schwarzenegger or Brad Pitt. They have to authorize you. Once you are authorized, you can text chat back and forth. After exchanging some pleasantries about the weather, you can suggest trying voice or video. You have two green buttons, one labeled Video Call, and one labelled Call. It is always a good idea to ask first if the other person is willing to go to voice or to video. That gives them a chance to put some clothes on, or at least comb their hair a bit. One-sided video works too. You can still use the voice part, if you are just getting dressed or simply not in the mood for showing your face. Once you are connected to somebody, you see them in a large window, with yourself in a small window in a bottom corner. That shows you whether you are too close or too far away. You can stretch or shrink the large window, so that you can have other stuff open beside it. And you also have a strip for text chat at the bottom. On that strip you can paste hard to spell text, Web links, even entire articles from a web site. And all that, while you are communicating, as if the other person was across the table from you. Another thing to keep in mind is duration. Just like it is polite to ask first, if somebody wants to do a video chat, try not to keep them too long. While it is quite OK to continue working while on voice or text chat, video chat sidetracks a person too much. It is much better to keep it short and make a date for the next chat. Have FUN! DearWebby
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My husband went on a sudden business trip, and I accompanied him. It soon became apparent that he could not wrap things up in one day, so his employer put us up for the night in a luxury hotel. We found a convenience store and purchased toothbrushes, a razor and other necessary items. Finally we entered the lobby of the hotel, each of us toting a brown paper bag filled with supplies. The hotel manager looked us over. Raising an eyebrow, he intoned haughtily, "Matching luggage?"
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Shirley and Abe, a retired couple from New York City, living in Miami Beach, are getting ready to go out to dinner. Shirley says, "Abe, darling, do you want me to wear this Chanel suit or the Gucci?" Abe says, "Do I care?" A few minutes later Shirley says, "Abe, should I wear my Cartier watch or my Rolex?" Abe says, "Who cares?" A few more minutes pass and Shirley says, "Abe, love, shall I wear my five-carat pear diamond ring or my six-carat round diamond ring with the baguettes?" Abe says, "Shirley, I really don't care what you wear, but if you don't get your big butt in gear, we're going to miss the Early Bird Special."
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>From Gina While on vacation with my son and his family, I shared a room with my 4 year old granddaughter. One morning when she awoke, she told me she had some nice dreams and proceeded to tell me about them. I told her I wished that I was able to dream like she does. She said, "But you can't, grandma, because you snore too much."
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