Windows update takes too long 

Good Morning,  !

Today is Saturday, January 19

Thank you, John P!

I hope that the few companies, who got Boeing 787s,
have leased them and not bought them!

Considering the history of lithium-ion batteries and their
ability to set anything from cell phones to submarines on 
fire, it was rather stupid to put them into expensive planes.

Lithium-ion batteries CAN be good performers, but they are
not fully understood yet, and the slightest manufacturing
anomaly makes them unpredictable.

Boeing COULD have used nickel-metal hydride batteries like 
the ones in the Toyota Prius. Proven, safe performers.
Sure, Lithium-ion batteries weigh a bit less at the same
power rating, but when you count the cooling and safety
measures necessary, there is no real advantage.

Cessna had to switch to nickel-metal hydride batteries 
in its CJ4 jet, and Boeing should have taken that as a hint
with a fence post. They didn't, and now all 787s are grounded,
and will stay grounded for the foreseeable future, until
some technology has been developed to make the lithium-ion
batteries safer and more predictable. That could take years!

It would have been a lot smarter to simply dump those 
lithium-ion batteries into the nearest dumpster and 
replace them with nickel-metal hydride or even lead-acid
car batteries.

Have FUN!

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Two boys were walking home from Sunday school after hearing a strong preaching on the devil. One said to the other, "What do you think about all this Satan stuff?" The other boy replied, "Well, you know how Santa Claus turned out. It's probably just your Dad.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Jeremy Rusin, 21, Oak Lawn, Illinois Wimp jailed for Setting Pit Bull Loose On His Own Mother, Three Times Reported by The Weekly Vice Jeremy Rusin, a 21-year-old Illinois wimp, has been jailed after he repeatedly turned a pit bull loose on his mother because he didn't want her to go outside and get help. According to Oak Lawn police, officers were dispatched to the woman's home after receiving a report from a motorist stating that a woman was being attacked by a pit bull while several other witnesses stood by and watched without helping her. According to police, the incident began when the victim's son emerged from his bedroom yelling and in an agitated state. Rusin's angry rant caused his girlfriend's 75-pound pit bull to attack his mother. Initially, Rusin pulled the dog away after it had been biting his mother's arm and stomach, but when the woman tried to run outside to get help, Rusin set the dog loose on his mother in an attempt to stop her. Rusin then grabbed his mother by the shoulder and threw her into a wall, prompting the dog to attack again. Eventually Rusin pulled the dog back, however, when his mother finally made it outside, he set the dog loose on his mother a third time. The motorist who called 911 explained that he was driving by the residence when he saw the dog attacking a woman. As the driver slowed down to see if the woman was being helped, Rusin shouted "Mind your own business and get the fuck out of here," according to the arrest affidavit. The mother was able to break free of the dog and run to a neighbor's house for help as Rusin and two other people watched. When the motorist left the scene to call 911, Rusin pulled up behind him, pulled off his shirt and began walking toward him. Rusin then allegedly told the motorist that he was going to "kick his ass." Police arrived on the scene before a fight could ensue. As officers were placing Rusin under arrest, Rusin rammed his shoulder into an officer and then dropped to the ground complaining of shoulder pain. After a brief struggle, Rusin was placed into a patrol car and transported to jail. At the jail, Rusin refused to be fingerprinted and banged his head repeatedly against the cell door. Rusin's girlfriend was told to take her dog to the Animal Welfare League until further notice. She continues to list herself as "in a relationship" with Rusin on her Facebook profile. Photographs of Rusin and a pit bull can be found on her profile. Rusin was booked into the Cook County Jail and charged with battery, domestic battery and assault. His bail has been set at $20,000 Tech Support Pits From: Rosa Re: Windows update stalling Dear Webby Tonight finally was my turn for last Tuesday's Windows bug fix. However, it seemed to stall. Even giving it time to report all my sins to Microsoft and re-installing Windows, nothing happened, just the screen with the message, that I should not turn the computer off. Well, eventually I did anyway. I can sit here looing silly only for so long. What is going on? Rosa Dear Rosa I guess your sins took a lot longer to report this time. Do the update again, and when that "Do not turn the computer off" screen shows up, go and do the dishes and some floors. And have a nap. Eventually it will finish and work like before, just maybe a tad slower. The same as the XP bugfixes slowed it down to the speed of Windows 7, the Windows 7 bugfixes seem to be slowing it down to the speed (or lack thereof) of Windows 8. Supposedly that will make the transition less painful. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A man is struck by a bus on a busy New York City street. He lies on the sidewalk as a crowd of spectators gathers around. "A priest. Somebody get me a priest!" the man gasps. A policeman checks the crowd, but there's no priest, no minister, no man of God of any kind. "A priest, please," the injured man says again. Then out of the crowd steps a wrinkled and wizened Jewish man of advanced years. "Mr. Policeman," says the man, "I'm not a priest. I'm not even a Catholic. But for 50 years now I've lived behind St. Mary's Catholic Church on Third Avenue, and every night I've listened to the Catholic rites. Maybe I can be of some comfort to this man." The policeman agrees and brings the old man over to where the man lies. The old man kneels down on the sidewalk, leans over the injured victim and intones in a solemn voice: "Under the B - 4. Under the I - 19. Under the N - 38. Under the G - 54. Under the O - 72."
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Back in the days when Roman galleys plied the Mediterranean, a crew of oarsmen was sweating and straining to propel the ship through high seas when the first mate appeared. "I've got good news and bad news," he says. "The good news is we've spotted an island, so the plan is to stop, drink rum, hunt a couple of wild boars, have a feast and relax with the native girls." The sailors all cheer in happiness, all but one, who asks, "And what is the bad news?" "Well," the first mate replies, "tomorrow, the captain wants to go water skiing."
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Today, Jan 18, in 
0379 Theodosius installed as co-emperor of East Roman Empire
0570 Mohammed Islamic prophet (Koran) 
1793 French King Louis XVI sentenced to death
1806 Britain occupies the Cape of Good Hope
1808 Louis Napoleon signs 1st Dutch aviation law
1825 Ezra Daggett & nephew Thomas Kensett patent 
   food storage in tin cans 
1829 Johann von Goethe's "Faust, Part 1" premieres
1840 Antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition 
1903 New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced 
1915 1st German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain, 4 die 
1915 Neon Tube sign patented by George Claude 
1927 British government decides to send troops to China 
1937 Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air
   record (7h 28m 25s)
1938 GM began mass production of diesel engines 
1942 Japanese forces invade Burma 
1943 Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
1947 SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
1950 Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military
   plane (First ducted fan jet. Project was scrapped and
   the plane and blueprints packed up and shipped south)
1955 "Scrabble" debuts on board game market
1992 IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992 
1993 Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal 
1996 NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix
2013  smiled

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