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Re: Interesting
« Reply #285 on: April 25, 2007, 03:39:27 PM »
Wal-Mart to open 400 in-store clinics....guess i will go here if i get sick from eating that fish polonus ::)
welcome to wal-mart(familiar greeting at every store)now it's gonna be welcome to wal-mart hospital :o
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #286 on: April 25, 2007, 04:17:30 PM »
The Computer Monster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdAKgJDahzw

This is from an IBM training movie.
Created by Jim Henson and Frank Oz.
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #287 on: April 26, 2007, 03:48:51 AM »
"If you want to make a Conservative angry, tell him a lie. If you want to make a Liberal angry, tell him the truth." - Rush Limbaugh

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #288 on: April 26, 2007, 04:58:25 AM »
"If you want to make a Conservative angry, tell him a lie. If you want to make a Liberal angry, tell him the truth." - Rush Limbaugh

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #289 on: April 26, 2007, 07:41:59 PM »
to add to post 285 above ;D
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #290 on: April 26, 2007, 08:02:25 PM »
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #291 on: April 28, 2007, 12:20:29 AM »
Turn Off The Interweb
What if you could turn off the Interweb just by pushing a button. Well, you can!
http://www.turnofftheinterweb.com/
press the button :o

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #292 on: April 28, 2007, 02:14:29 PM »
It's a bathroom connoisseur's dream. This mega-toilet is worth $5,000 and is equipped with a 20-inch flat screen TV, an Xbox 360 video-game system and beer tap, among other things.
click on pics for large size ::)
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #293 on: April 30, 2007, 09:41:45 AM »
The Wooden Bowl :)
The Wooden Bowl-I guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden
Bowl tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now.
A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year
Old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred,
And his step faltered. The family ate together at the table.
But the Elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made eating
Difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped
The Glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.The son and daughter-in-law
Became irritated with the mess. "We must do something about father,"
Said The son. "I've had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food
On The floor." So the husband and wife set a small table in the CornerThere.
Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed Dinner.
Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a
Wooden bowl!When the family glanced in Grandfather's direction,
Sometime he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone. Still, the only
Words The couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or
Spilled food. The four-year-old watched it all in silence.
One Evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood
Scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, "What are you making?"
Just as sweetly, the boy responded, "Oh, I am making a little bowl
for You and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up." The four-year-old
Smiled and went back to work.The words so struck the parents so
That they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their
Cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.
That evening the husband took Grandfather's hand and gently led him back to
The family table. For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with
The family. And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to
Care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth
Soiled.   
On a positive note, I've learned that, no matter what
Happens, how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better
Tomorrow.     I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by
The Way he/she handles four things: a rainy day, the elderly, lost
Luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I've learned that, Regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them
When They're gone from your life.   I've learned that making a "living"
Is Not the e same thing as making a   "life.." I've learned that
Life Sometimes gives you a second chance.I've learned that you
Shouldn't Go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be
Able to throw something back. 
I've learned that if you pursue Happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, your friends, the Needs of others, your work and doing the very best you can, happiness Will find you.I've learned that whenever I decide something with
An Open heart, I usually make the right decision.I've learned that
Even When I have pains, I don't have to be one.I've learned that every
Day, you should reach out and touch someone.People love that
Human Touch -- holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the
Back.I've learned that I still have a lot to learn!   
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #294 on: May 01, 2007, 03:25:43 PM »
Google pulls malicious sponsored links.

"Google identified and canceled AdWords accounts displaying ads that re-directed users to malicious sites,"
a Google representative wrote on the corporate blog.

Full story available here.
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #295 on: May 01, 2007, 03:45:24 PM »
About time they started to check the links that these adword sponsored links went to.

I wonder if Alwil had a hand in this complaining about sponsored links to fraudulent sites selling avast. As this is another area that google should be looking at.
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #296 on: May 02, 2007, 12:00:36 AM »
Why Not Use a REAL MOUSE With Your Computer?
"Taxidermy mouse fully functional and furry."
not advised for cat owners :o
take mine in blue ::)
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« Reply #297 on: May 02, 2007, 12:17:18 AM »
Think I'll show this to my cat.... :)
Wonder if it will wake him up?  ??? ???
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #298 on: May 02, 2007, 08:18:03 AM »
Hey Dan, get this to go with your mouse.

http://www.giftapolis.com/gacatmopadth.html
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #299 on: May 02, 2007, 06:50:38 PM »
in blue and send ups express marc57 ;)

computer switcheroo
Spur Bruce Bowen says repair firm pulled computer switcheroo
MAY 1--An NBA star claims that a Texas company hired to repair his computer instead removed the machine's hard drive and sold the item--which contained confidential personal and financial information--to another customer.
In a Bexar County District Court lawsuit, San Antonio Spurs forward Bruce Bowen seeks more than $2 million in damages from Computer Nerdz, the San Antonio company he and his wife hired last year to repair his Gateway computer.
According to Bowen, who this week was named to his seventh NBA all-defensive team, a Computer Nerdz technician told them that the computer's hard drive was damaged and could not be repaired. Since Bowen's computer was still under warranty, he was entitled to a new hard drive from Gateway, though he was required to return the damaged item to the company. Before Bowen sent the hard drive to Gateway, Computer Nerdz "copied all of his information onto discs for later installation onto his new hard drive," according to a November 2006 letter from Bowen's lawyer.
Computer Nerdz then gave Bowen back what he thought was his damaged hard drive. But three months later the athlete was contacted by Joy Roan, a Computer Nerdz customer who reported that she had bought a "new" hard drive containing personal and financial information on Bowen and his wife Yardley. Roan called Bowen after finding his home number on the hard drive, which was operational.
According to Bowens's complaint, a copy of which you can find below, as "a member of the San Antonio Spurs, they have gone extreme measures to protect their private information from the public." The Bowens are seeking $562,400 in economic damages, $1.2 million in mental anguish damages, $500,000 in exemplary damages, and $25,500 in legal fees.

Bowen needs to get over it........
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