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Today's International Bonehead Award goes to a Thief chased by police chase, who got sidetracked by adorable cats Details at Boneheads Today, in From the History section at the bottom: 1927 Philo T. Farnsworth succeeded in transmitting an image through purely electronic means by using an image dissector.
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A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. --- Joseph Stalin (1879 - 1953) Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations. --- Orson Welles (1915 - 1985) It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. --- Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC) The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it. --- George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
This is a true story that happened to one of my sister's goofy friends. It happened on I-75 in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan ( notorious for frequent tickets for speeding ). The friend was speeding north on I-75 when she noticed a Michigan State Police car behind her with it's flashing red lights on. The friend was very nervous, as she had never been stopped before and didn't know what to expect. The trooper approached her car then asked if she knew why he had stopped her. She said, " Oh, I bet I know why you stopped me. You want to sell me tickets to the policeman's ball." The trooper then told the friend that "Michigan State Police don't have balls." The friend started laughing uncontrollably. The troopers face turned bright red. He then proceeded to get back into his car and drove away.
Following are a few gems taken from actual resumes: "Personal: I'm married with 9 children. I don't require pre- scription drugs. "I am extremely loyal to my present firm, so please don't let them know of my immediate availability." "Qualifications: I am a man filled with passion and integrity, and I can act on short notice. I'm a class act and do not come cheap." "Note: Please don't misconstrue my 14 jobs as 'job-hopping'. I have never quit a job." "Number of dependents: 40." "Marital Status: Often. Children: Various." "Here are my qualifications for you to overlook." REASONS FOR LEAVING THE LAST JOB: "Responsibility makes me nervous." "They insisted that all employees get to work by 8:45 every morning. Couldn't work under those conditions." JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: "While I am open to the initial nature of an assignment, I am decidedly disposed that it be so oriented as to at least partially incorporate the experience enjoyed heretofore and that it be configured so as to ultimately lead to the ap- plication of more rarefied facets of financial management as the major sphere of responsibility." "I was proud to win the Gregg Typting Award." "My goal is to be a meteorologist. Since I have no training in meteorology, I suppose I should try stock brokerage." "I procrastinate - especially when the task is unpleasant." PHYSICAL DISABILITIES: "Minor allergies to house cats and Mongolian sheep."
Thanks to Lillemor for sending this picture: Click through for the large picture just came back from my walk and took this from the patio. Mikel lives in Hillsboro Beach FL
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Daniel Pinedo Velapatino. 21, Delray Beach, Florida Thief chased by police chase got sidetracked by adorable cats Daniel Pinedo-Velapatino in a booking photo. Cats will do anything to ruin your day. Last week, they ruined 21-year-old Daniel Pinedo Velapatino's day. The suspect had just talked his way into a woman's home in Boca Raton, Florida, after leading police on a wild chase from Delray Beach. He might have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for those meddling, cute, fuzzy wuzzy cats lying around. The homeowner, Candace Noonan, thought Velapatino was a landscaper. He knocked on her door last Tuesday to ask for a drink. "I said, ’Excuse me, can I help you?'" Noonan told WPBF. "He said, 'Oh, I’m so sorry. Next door, I’m mowing the lawn. Do you mind if I have a glass of water?'" Noonan obliged, unaware that Velapatino had allegedly consumed drugs the night before, stole thousands of dollars from a buddy, and then smashed into a bunch of cars as he ran from police toward her home. When she returned with the water, Velapatino was lying on her floor, playing with her cats. "It was odd, very odd," she said. "He was stroking my cat. It almost looked like he either was on drugs or he was mentally handicapped." When Noonan's husband began questioning Velpatino, he fled out the back door. The Noonans led police to him, and he allegedly attempted to jump in a nearby canal -- but a police boat caught up to him. The Palm Beach Post reports: During the early morning hours on Tuesday, Daniel Pinedo Velapatino managed to take thousands of dollars from his friend, steal a car, have two police agencies chase him on water and land, damage a police cruiser and burglarize a couple’s home, according to police. But the 21-year-old said he had a reason: He told police he stole the money to pay his mom back [$2,000]. Velapatino was already wanted for a car theft in June. He had been arrested on drug charges before, but wasn't convicted. Now he faces grand theft, eluding police, possession of drugs and other charges. He remains in the Palm Beach County Jail on $76,000 bail. Tech Support Pits From: CyberGrannie Re: Computer locked by PREY Dear Webby Hi - your news letter is certainly a "keeper" . My daughter went on a trip and decided to download a program to protect her laptop. The program is called "Prey" and somehow she apparently did something that locked her computer and she now can find no way to unlock it. She has tried everything that appears on their web site but nothing works. There seems to be a lot of frustrated people with the same problem and emails to their support do not get answered. She only get a windows 7 logo and no way to get to anything on her computer - same with safe mode. The Prey log-in page (on another computer) shows that it is unlocked but there is no way to log in. Have you had any experience with anything like this? Do you have any suggestions - or will she have to restore her computer? Cybergrannie Dear Cybergrannie I don't use PREY. Apparently it locks up the computer if somebody forgets the password or is not sober enough to punch it in without fumbling. If your daughter fumbled 3 times, PREY decides that the laptop is on the lap of a thief, and locks it up. The solution is to get in there with a Linux boot disk or key fob, or restore the machine from a restore disk. Apparently PREY tells users to burn a restore CD when they install the program. That will save the machine, but most likely the data will be gone. I don't recommend that program. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A rabbi is walking slowly down the street when a gust of wind blows his hat from his head. The hat is being blown down the street, but he is an old man, using a cane, and he can't walk fast enough to catch the hat. Across the street a young man sees what has happened ! and rushes over to grab the hat and returns it to the rabbi. "I don't think I would have been able to catch my hat," says the rabbi. "Thank you very much." The rabbi then places his hand on the man's shoulder and says, "May God bless you." The young man thinks to himself, "I've been blessed by the rabbi. This must be my lucky day!" So he goes to the racetrack, and in the first race he sees there is a horse named Stetson at 20 to 1. He bets $50, and sure enough, the horse comes in first. In the second race he sees a horse named Fedora at 30 to 1, so he bets it all and this horse comes in first also. Finally, at the end of the day, he returns home to his wife. When she asks him where he's been, he explains how he caught the rabbi's hat and was blessed by him and then went to the track and started winning on horses that had a hat in their names. "So where's the money?" she asks. "I lost it all in the ninth race. I bet on a horse named Chateau and it lost." "You fool, Chateau is a house; Chapeau is a hat!" "It doesn't matter," he said. "The winner was some Japanese horse named Yarmulke."
>From Anamarie While awaiting the arrival of our "puddle jumper" airplane for the return flight across Jamaica to the major airport, I sat wringing my hands and trying to quiet the butterflies in my stomach in anticipation of the tiny airplane and a very bumpy flight. Suddenly, an old fire truck began speeding down the runway, toward the arriving airplane, with sirens blaring. Frantic now, I implored the ticket agent to tell me what was happening. She calmly answered, "Oh they just do that to clear the chickens off the landing."

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1812 Napoleon defeated the Russian army of Alexander I at 
 the battle of Borodino. 
1813 The nickname "Uncle Sam" was first used as a symbolic 
 reference to the United States. The reference appeared 
 in an editorial in the New York's Troy Post. 
1822 Brazil declared its independence from Portugal. 
1880 George Ligowsky was granted a patent for his device 
 that threw clay pigeons for trapshooters. 
1888 Edith Eleanor McLean became the first baby to be 
 placed in an incubator. 
1896 A.H. Whiting won the first automobile race held on a 
 racetrack. The race was held in Cranston, RI. 
1901 The Boxer Rebellion began in China ending the Peace 
 of Beijing. 
1927 Philo T. Farnsworth succeeded in transmitting an image 
 through purely electronic means by using an image dissector. 
1930 The cartoon "Blondie" made its first appearance in the 
 comic strips. 
1940 London received its initial rain of bombs from Nazi 
 Germany during World War II. 
1942 During World War II, the Russian army counter attacked 
 the German troops outside the city of Stalingrad. 
1971 "The Beverly Hillbillies" was seen for the final time 
 on CBS-TV. 
1977 The Panama Canal treaties were signed by U.S. President 
 Carter and General Omar Torrijos Herrera. The treaties 
 called for the U.S. to turn over control of the canal's 
 waterway to Panama in the year 2000. 
1983 In Ireland, voters approved a constitutional ammendment 
 that banned abortion. 
1986 President Augusto Pinochet survived an assassination 
 attempt made by guerrillas. 
1986 Desmond Tutu was the first black to be installed to lead 
 the Anglican Church in southern Africa. 
1987 Erich Honecker became the first East German head of state 
 to visit West Germany. 
1989 Legislation was approved by the U.S. Senate that prohibited 
 discrimination against the handicapped in employment, public 
 accommodations, transportation and communications. 
2014  smiled.

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