Phantom drives in Windows 7 



Good Morning,  !
Today is Saturday, November 10

Saw in the News:
Harper Government blocks new fees on memory cards
Ottawa - Canada's decade old media levy just got an exemption.
The levy which got high tech vendors, solution providers and 
retailers up in arms back in 2002, received an exemption for 
microSD memory cards from levies under the private copying 
regime.

If the vendors pass on the savings, that should reduce the 
cost of SD memory cards for cameras, thumb-drives, 
cell phones, etc.

November 11 is Veterans Day in the US, and
Remembrance Day in Canmada and the Commonwealth countries.
In Canada, when Remembrance Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday,
it is celebrated on the nearest Monday, since it is a stat holiday.
Many other countries akso have their version of Remembrance 
Day on the Monday closest to November 11.

In the US, it is NOT a stat holiday, and not celebrated on 
the nearest Monday, but on November 11, and in some places
on the nearest Sunday.

November 11 is also called Poppy Day.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
      Between the crosses, row on row,
   That mark our place; and in the sky
   The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
   Loved and were loved, and now we lie
         In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
   The torch; be yours to hold it high.
   If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
         In Flanders fields.
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae



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Great necessities call out great virtues. --- Abigail Adams You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. --- Henry Ford Except in politics! Unrealistic election promises are even good enough for a Nobel prize.
Two guys left the bar after a long night of drinking. There was a thick and heavy snow storm and a foot of snow on top of the icy hardpack that had covered the parking lot when they had arrived earlier. They jumped into the icy car and started it up. Suddenly they were in a hurry to get home and the driver floored the accelerator. After a couple of minutes in the thick snow storm, just as the car heater started to blow warm air, an old man appeared in the passenger window and tapped lightly. The passenger screamed, "Look at he window. There's an old ghost's face there!" The driver stomped down the accelerator even harder, but the old man's face stayed in the window. The passenger rolled his window down part way and, scared out of his wits, yelled, "What do you want?" The old man softly replied, "You got any tobacco?" The passenger handed the old man a cigarette and yelled, "Step on it," to the driver, rolling up the window in terror. A few minutes later they calmed down and started laughing again. The driver said, "I don't know what happened, but don't worry; the speedometer says we're doing 80 now." All of a sudden there was a light tapping on the window and the old man's face reappeared in the heavy blizzard. "There he is again," the passenger yelled. He rolled down the window and shakily said, "Yes?" "Do you have a light?" the old man quietly asked. The passenger threw a lighter out the window, screaming at the driver: "Step on it!" The speedometer showed about 100 miles an hour now. They were trying to forget what they had just seen and heard, when all of a sudden there came some more tapping. "Oh my God! He's back!" The passenger rolled down the window and screamed in stark terror, "WHAT NOW?" The old man gently replied, "Do you guys want some help getting off that icy patch?"
One day, a kindergarten teacher said to the class of 5-year-olds, "I'll Give $2 to the child who can tell me who the most famous man who ever lived was." An Irish boy put his hand up and said, "It was St. Patrick." The teacher said, "Sorry Sean, that's not correct." Then a Scottish boy put his hand up and said, "It was St. Andrew." The teacher replied, "I'm sorry, Jock, that's not right either." Finally, a Jewish boy raised his hand and said, "It was Jesus Christ." The teacher said, "That's absolutely right, Marvin, come up here and I'll give you the $2." As the teacher was giving Marvin his money, she said, "You know, Marvin, since you're Jewish, I was very surprised that you said Jesus Christ." Marvin replied, "Yeah. In my heart I knew it was Moses, but business is business.
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A rather Posh Lady was sauntering around an exclusive London art gallery when she stopped by one particular exhibit. "I suppose this picture of a hideous witch is what you would call modern art?" she asked in a very pompous manner. "No, Ma'm," replied the gallery assistant, "We call that a mirror." An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Niles, Gammons, 22, in Urbana, Ohio Bonehead In Two Drunk Driving Busts, At The Same Time Reported by the Smoking Gun Due to daylight saving switch, Bonehead was nabbed twice at 1:08 AM Niles Gammons, 22, was first pulled over by an Urbana cop when he was spotted driving an Oldsmobile the wrong way in an alley. Gammons was pulled over at 1:08 AM by an officer who reported that he reeked of booze and had glassy eyes. Sergeant Dave Reese noted that when he sought to have Gammons perform a Breathalyzer test, “I could hear that he had something in his mouth.” As it turned out, Gammons’s mouth was filled with pennies. “I then advised Niles that pennies in the mouth were a myth and that it did not help in taking a breath test,” Reese noted. After Gammons’s blood alcohol content was measured at .116, he was arrested for drunk driving. After being transported to the Urbana police headquarters, Gammons was issued citations and “released to an adult.” Following Gammons’s departure, Reese wrote, “At 2:00 AM, the time changed from daylight savings time to standard time and 2:00 AM became 1:00 AM.” At 1:08 AM, “exactly one hour after the first stop”. Reese was driving his patrol car in Urbana’s municipal parking lot when a vehicle “backed out of a spot rapidly and nearly collided with my cruiser.” Reese quickly determined that Gammons was behind the wheel. “I asked Niles why he was driving, because he was under suspension and still drunk.” Gammons replied that “his friend that picked him up dropped him off and refused to take him home.” Then, in a sterling example of intoxicated logic, Gammons explained that he “was afraid of getting arrested for public intoxication so he decided to drive,” according to the police report. Gammons was again arrested for drunk driving and transported to the Urbana Police Division, where his blood alcohol content registered .109. The separate tickets issued to Gammons both carry the same date and time--November 4 at 1:08 AM. He is set to appear --for both cases-- in Champaign County Municipal Court on November 15. Each matter is scheduled for 3:30 PM.
Tech Support Pits From: Alex Re: Phantom drives in Windows 7 Dear Webby, Windows 7 has decided that the ancient HP multifunction klunker, that stopped printing seven years ago but still works OK as a scanner, is now a hard drive. It also invented a phantom drive, that has no hardware in THIS universe. Or not in THIS time. Maybe Windows 7 just reserved it for a time traveler, that it expects to arrive some day in the future. What IS extremely annoying, is that it pushed my USB Expansion Drive from F: to H: Now all the software installed, when the drive was still F:, and all the icons pointing to folders on that drive, still point to F:, not H: I am afraid if I re-install all the software, that I had put onto F:, to keep the C: drive lean and fast, like you had recommended many years ago, onto the H: drive, and change all the icons to point to places on the H: drive, then Windows 7 will suddenly stop the nonsense and call the expansion drive F: again. What's the story, and what do you recommend? Alex Dear Alex That is actually quite common on Windows 7, and one of the many reasons, why I don't recommend it. It makes Windows 7 totally unsuitable for business use, and is occasionally blamed on Linux infiltrators at Microsoft. It definitely does encourage businesses to switch to Linux. As far as I know, there is no fix for the phantom drive bug, and messing with the partitions is definitely not recommended. That card house is unstable enough already. It is qite safe to re-install your programs to the H: drive, and edit the icons to point to folders on the H: drive. I have not heard of Windows 7 ever stopping the phantom drive nonsense. If anybody knows of a remedy for Windows 7 phantom drives, please tell me! Have FUN! DearWebby
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Elizabeth was surprised to receive ten dollars from her aunt for her birthday. The aunt asked how she was going to spend it. "I'm taking it to Sunday School and giving it to God." the little girl replied. "He'll crap his drawers when he sees a TEN DOLLAR bill instead of just some coins as usual."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Aspirin For Cold Fingers and Toes My toes felt frozen throughout the entire month of October and winter was just beginning. I searched for answers on the internet and came across one remedy that I felt was thrifty and worth trying. It said to take one baby/low dose aspirin every day and guess what? It works! By oSandi from Sherwood Park, Alberta ------------------------- Baby Aspirin is a blood thinner. If it makes a big difference, then the heart should be checked soon! It is possible that a bit of blood thinning is all, that is needed, but doing JUST that is messing with the symptoms, not the cause. Get heart and circulation checked out soon! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
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More than anything, Bob wanted to be a cowpoke. Taking pity on him, a rancher decided to hire the lad and give him a chance. "This," he said, showing him a rope, "is a lariat. We use it to catch cows." "I see," said Bob, trying to seem knowledgeable as he examined the lariat. "And what do you use for bait?"
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Groan Alert! Vintners in the Napa Valley who produce primarily Pinot Blancs and Pinot Grigios have developed a new hybrid grape, which acts as an anti-diuretic and will reduce the number of trips an older person has to make to the bathroom during the night. They will be marketing the new wine as Pinot More.
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1674 Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (NY) to English 
1801 Kentucky outlaws dueling
1836 Louis Napoleon banished to America
1864 Austrian Archduke Maximilian became emperor of Mexico 
1928 Hirohito enthroned as Emperor of Japan
1951 1st long distance telephone call without operator assistance 
1975 Ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald & crew of 29 lost in storm on 
   Lake Superior
1989 Germans begin punching holes in the Berlin Wall 
1989 Word Perfect 5.1 is shipped, best and fastest word 
   processor ever released.
2084 Transit of Earth as seen from Mars. (Earth will be seen
  as a black dot marching across the sun)
2012  smiled


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