What to use when you expect long phone wait times 



Good Morning,  !
Today is Tuesday, October 22.
No, I don't have a virus. The reason for the extra sendings 
were that some subscribers thought they did not receive their
newsletters and requested, that I try again.
No problem.
That ofcourse di dnot change their spam settings,and it went 
into their spam folder again. I hope they have made some 
filters by now!

I started in 1993 with keeping the Subject line consistent,
always starting it with "Humor: ", so that people with 
Eudora or Pegasus could automatically filter it into their
Humor folders. In those days spam was not a problem,
but sorting the mail automatically was kinda cool.

It actually still is!

Different topic:
According to Calgary TV a new Ransom Ware trojan is going
around. Apparently, if you click on a not quite legit notice
from a bank or financial institution, it encrypts your files,
and if you don't pay a ransom in 72 hours, your files will 
be destroyed. Apparently they found out the hard way, that 
it was not an empty threat.

Apparently McAfee will shield you from that, and no 
Humor Letter subscribers have been infected with that.
I guess they listened to me nagging at them for 25 years.

Common sense will also help. If you get an email pretending
to be from your bank or PayPal, and it looks not 100% legit,
dump it. Unless you can afford a $300 ransom, don't gamble!

When a full page about that virus is on top at the TV station 
site on election night, I would guess somebody at the TV 
station got hit and somebody did a bunch of yelling and 
screaming.

Have FUN!
DearWebby

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It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. --- Abraham Lincoln
A SHORT HISTORY OF MEDICINE: "Doctor, I have an ear ache." 2000 B.C. - "Here, eat this root." 1000 B.C. - "That root is heathen, say this prayer." 1850 A.D. - "That prayer is superstition, drink this potion." 1940 A.D. - "That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill." 1985 A.D. - "That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic." 2000 A.D. - "That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root!" 2013 A.D. - "Fill out these forms and make an appointment to see me next month."
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A Sunday school teacher was teaching her class about the difference between right and wrong. "All right children, let's take another example," she said. "If I were to get into a man's pocket and take his money out of his wallet, what would I be?" Little Jenny raises her hand, and with a confident smile, she blurts out, "You'd be his wife!"
Thanks to Betty for this picture: Click on the picture for the large version Foggy Morning on the island
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Christopher Chiappetta, 26, Bellevue, PA Substitute Teacher Jailed After Officer Finds Him Passed Out On Heroin In Front Of Class Reported by The Weekly Vice Christopher Chiappetta, a 26-year-old substitute teacher at Northgate High School, was jailed Wednesday after he allegedly passed out in front of 11 students after drugging up on heroin. According to Bellevue Police, an investigation was launched Wednesday after a school resource officer found Chiappetta slumped over on his desk in front of his class. Investigators say the officer was patrolling the school hallways when he passed Chiappetta's classroom and noticed something wrong. "He was very disoriented," said resource officer Michael Hudson. "He appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol." The officer and the school principal were questioning Chiappetta about his behavior when a stamp bag of heroin fell out of his pocket. Officers eventually recovered four baggies of heroin from Chiappetta's pockets and marijuana from his car. Chiappetta initially denied using any narcotics or alcohol, but later admitted to using heroin at around 6 a.m. that morning. He was booked into the Allegheny County Jail and charged with drug possession and child endangerment. He remains held in lieu of $10,000 bond. Tech Support Pits From: Tracy Re: Calling with long wait times Dear Webby, You mentioned some way to make calling places, where they make you wait a bit easier, but at the time, that did not seem important, so I ignored it. Now I need that info. Can you please tell us again? Thanks Tracy Dear Tracy I use Skype. Even though I COULD use a head-set (earphones plus boom microphone), I prefer to let the sound play in the external speakers. The headset hangs up beside the monitor and it's microphone picks up my voice quite nicely. Skype has a dial-pad for punching in numbers. The numeric keypad on the keyboard works fine and they can never belive how fast I can punch in numbers. The top numbers work too. Calling a land line is a penny (Euro) per minute. Since the dollar fell, that is almost 2 cents US$ now, but that is a lot less than using up your regular phone minutes. Voice quality is excellent, and you can really crank the volume if you need to go to the kitchen to make another pot of coffee. Don't worry about the microphone. Those boom microphones are not directional and pick up your voice from a long distance. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Thanks to Mary-Beth for this story: Here in the Kentucky hills, you don't see too many people hang-gliding. Ol' Zeek decided to save up and get a hang-glider. He takes it to the highest mountain, and after struggling to the top, he gets ready to take flight. He takes off running and reaches the edge and into the wind he goes! Meanwhile, Maw & Paw Abner were sittin' on the porch swing, talkin 'bout the good ol' days when maw spots the biggest bird she has ever seen! "Look at the size of that bird, Paw!" she exclaims. Paw raises up, "Git mah gun, Maw." Maw runs into the house, brings out his pump action shotgun. He takes careful aim. BANG...BANG.....BANG.....BANG! The monster size bird continues to sail silently over the tree tops. "I think ya missed him, Paw," she says. "Yeah," he replies, "but at least he let go of ol' Zeek!"
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In one small rural town the sheriff also fulfilled the role of the town's animal Vet. One night the phone rang, and his wife answered. An agitated voice inquired, "Is your husband there?" "Well, do you need him as the sheriff or the vet?" the wife asked. "Both!" was the reply. "We can't get our dog's mouth open, and there's a burglar in it."

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Today, Oct 22, in
1746 The College of New Jersey was officially chartered. 
It later became known as Princeton University.
1797 Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first recorded parachute 
 jump. He made the jump from about 3,000 feet.
1836 Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally 
 elected president of the Republic of Texas.
1879 Thomas Edison conducted his first successful experiment 
 with a high-resistance carbon filament.
1907 The Panic of 1907 began when depositors began withdrawing 
 money from many New York banks.
1934 Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, the notorious bank robber, 
 was shot and killed by Federal agents in East Liverpool, OH.
1954 The Federal Republic of Germany was invited to join the 
 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
1968 Apollo 7 splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean. The 
 spacecraft had orbited the Earth 163 times.
1979 The ousted Shah of Iran, Mohammad Riza Pahlavi was 
 allowed into the U.S. for medical treatment. He had been
 installed by the CIA, but abandoned, when the Ayatolla took 
 the Embassy and the University hostage.
1986 U.S. President Reagan signed the Tax Reform Act of 1986 into law.
1991 The European Community and the European Free Trade Association 
 agreed to create a free trade zone of 19 nations by the year 1993.
1999 The U.N. Security Council voted to send 6,000 troops to 
 Sierra Leone to oversee a peace plan that had been signed 
 in July.
2008 The iTunes Music Store reached 200 million applications 
 downloaded.
2010 The Internation Space Station set the record (3641 days) 
 for the longest continuous human occupation of space. It had 
 been continously inhabited since November 2, 2000. 
2013  smiled


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