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  1. I was shopping at the local supermarket where I selected: a half-gallon of 2% milk, a carton of eggs, a quart of orange juice, a head of romaine lettuce, a 2 lb. can of coffee, and a 1 lb. package of bacon. As I was unloading my items on the conveyor belt to check out, a drunk standing behind me watched as I placed the items in front of the cashier. While the cashier was ringing up the purchases, the drunk calmly stated, 'You must be single.' I was a bit startled by this proclamation, but I was intrigued by the derelict's intuition, since I was indeed single. I looked at the six items on the belt and saw nothing particularly unusual about my selections that could have tipped off the drunk to my marital status. Curiosity getting the better of me, I said: 'Well, you know what, you're absolutely right. But how on earth did you know that?' The drunk replied, 'Cause you're ugly.'
  2. > Enjoy a walk down memory lane this morning! I did > > Subject: Fast Food > > > Hey Dad," one of my kids asked the other day, "What was your favorite > fast food when you were growing up ? " "We didn't have fast food when I > was growing up," I informed him. "All the food was slow." > > "C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat ?" > > "It was a place called 'at home,'" I explained. "Grandma cooked every > day and when Grandpa got home from work, we sat down together at the > dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was > allowed to sit there until I did like it." > > By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to > suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how > I had to have permission to leave the table. But here are some other > things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system > could have handled it: > > Some parents NEVER owned their own house, wore Levis , set foot on a > golf course, traveled out of the country or had a credit card. In their > later years they had something called a revolving charge card. The card > was good only at Sears Roebuck. Or maybe it was Sears AND Roebuck. > Either way, there is no Roebuck anymore. Maybe he died. > > My parents never drove me to soccer practice. This was mostly because we > never had heard of soccer. I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 > pounds, and only had one speed, (slow). We didn't have a television in > our house until I was 11, but my grandparents had one before that. It > was, of course, black and white, but they bought a piece of colored > plastic to cover the screen. The top third was blue, like the sky, and > the bottom third was green, like grass. The middle third was red. It was > perfect for programs that had scenes of fire trucks riding across > someone's lawn on a sunny day. Some people had a lens taped to the front > of the TV to make the picture look larger. > > I was 13 before I tasted my first pizza, it was called "pizza pie." When > I bit into it, I burned the roof of my mouth and the cheese slid off, > swung down, plastered itself against my chin and burned that, too. It's > still the best pizza I ever had. > > We didn't have a car until I was 15. Before that, the only car in our > family was my grandfather's Ford. He called it a "machine." > > I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone in the house was in > the living room and it was on a party line. Before you could dial, you > had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already > using the line. > > Pizzas were not delivered to our home. But milk was. > > All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers. > I delivered a newspaper, six days a week. It cost 7 cents a paper, of > which I got to keep 2 cents. I had to get up at 4 AM every morning.. On > Saturday, I had to collect the 42 cents from my customers. My favorite > customers were the ones who gave me 50 cents and told me to keep the > change. My least favorite customers were the ones who seemed to never be > home on collection day. > > Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the > movies. Touching someone else's tongue with yours was called French > kissing and they didn't do that in movies. I don't know what they did in > French movies. French movies were dirty and we weren't allowed to see > them. > > If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want > to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren.. > Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing. > > Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it ? > > MEMORIES from a friend: > > My Dad is cleaning out my grandmother's house (she died in December) and > he brought me an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a > stopper with a bunch of holes in it. I knew immediately what it was, but > my daughter had no idea. She thought they had tried to make it a salt > shaker or something. I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the > ironing board to "sprinkle" clothes with because we didn't have steam > irons. Man, I am old. > > How many do you remember ? > > Head lights dimmer switches on the floor. > Ignition switches on the dashboard. > Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall. > Real ice boxes. > Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards. > Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner. > Using hand signals for cars without turn signals. > > Older Than Dirt Quiz: > Count all the ones that you remember, NOT the ones you were told about ! > Your ratings at the bottom. > > 1. Blackjack chewing gum > 2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water > 3. Candy cigarettes > 4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles > 5. Coffee shops or diners with tableside juke boxes > 6 Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers > 7. Party lines > 8. Newsreels before the movie > 9. P.F. Flyers > 10. Butch wax > 11. Telephone numbers with a word prefix (OLive-6933) > 12. Peashooters > 13. Howdy Doody > 14. 45 RPM records > 15. S&H Green Stamps > 16 Hi-fi's > 17. Metal ice trays with lever > 18. Mimeograph paper > 19 Blue flashbulb > 20. Packards > 21. Roller skate keys > 22. Cork popguns > 23. Drive-ins > 24. Studebakers > 25. Wash tub wringers > > If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young > If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older > If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age, > If you remembered 16-25 = You're older than dirt ! > > I might be older than dirt but those memories are the best part of my > life.
  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLD BUDDY!!! Todays your day.... Live it up....
  4. You can log in. But if you try to post, it takes you back to the log-in screen. It's G4 for ya
  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Hope you have a great day....
  6. Does the whole screen go black? Have they tries reseating the monitor cable to the PC. Can they try another monitor? Is XP not booting up all the way. Is the screen going blank and the computer still showing signs of life? (is the hard drive light flickering). If the computer is running OK. Then I would look at the monitor connection. But one can never overlook updating drivers.
  7. Mine is quite good. PrairieWave is a new provider and has the first fiber-optic lines in the area. Fiber-optic is run right to my house. It's only four years old and gives me a 1Mbps standard unlimited connection. They also have a dedicated 1.5Mbps, and the "Games Edge" connection you can get, with a 1Mbps upload speed.
  8. Looks like Feb. 27th for Vista SP1 to be fully released. Mark your calender. Remember, if you have the Beta installed. You will have to uninstall it first. And it takes almost as long to uninstall as it does to install it. But, after you uninstall the beta and before you install the full release. Reboot your computer. (this is a definite) You will then have to re-install any Windows Updates that came out after the beta was installed. (Reboot if required). Then run disk cleanup and/or ccleaner. Defrag your hard drive. Shut down System Restore, (to clean it out). Reboot your computer again and then re-enable System Restore. Then create a new restore point. Now go ahead and install the Service Pack for Vista. Yes.... More rebooting. After installing SP1. reboot your computer one more time to work everything in. Then do a disk cleanup and/or run ccleaner. Defrag your hard drive again. Then one more reboot. I know, I know... seems like a lot of reboots. But hey... You need to get your system cleaned up good and ready for the final product. And then merge the two together gracefully. Same goes for XP SP3
  9. Upon helping a member here at BTs. I discovered you can no longer set the root association in Vista. How I missed something like this with all the playing I have done.... I discovered the Folder Options window in Windows Vista is missing the File Types tab found in earlier versions of Windows. So how do one go about editing file type associations in Windows Vista? I have discovered three way to do this. First Way Open your "Start Menu" and choose "Default Programs" in the right column. Then choose "Associate file types or protocol with a program" Second Way 1. Right-click a file of the type you want to change, and select Properties. 2. In the General tab, click the Change button. 3. Choose a program from the list, or click Browse to select an .EXE file on your hard disk. Third Way (view a list of file types): 1. Open Control Panel. 2. In Control Panel Home, click Programs, and then click Make a file type always open in a specific program. Or, in the Classic View, open Default Programs and then click Associate a file type or protocol with a program. 3. Highlight a file type in the list and click Change Program. Unfortunately, neither method in Vista allows you to choose anything but the default programs, such as your programs listed in your files' context menus. Searching around the net. I did come across one program that gives you the tools needed to associate extensions to the root files. It's called Creative Element Power Tools. Found here at creativelement.com Creative Element Power Tools hosts six categories of tools. 1. File Tools 2. Internet Tools 3. Search Tools 4. Folder Tools 5. File Dialog Tools 6. Interface Tools With sub-categories for each set of tools. You can customize many aspects of Vista. Including Control Menu Speed, Changing the Registered Owners and Configure Hot Keys. It also list the root extension and file types now missing in Vista. And allows you to reset them if you accidentally move a file type. I have been going through this program and I feel that this is a essential add-on to Vista for Power Users. (I'm going to keep this one around) But read through the listing for using the Creative Element Power Tools on their website, to get a understanding on how to use these tools safely.
  10. No, it will only fix system problems that it finds.
  11. Can you restore your system back to a time before you made this change? To do this. Type "sys" into the "Start Search" box at the bottom of the "Start Menu" (under "All Programs"). You will see the system restore option in the list under "Programs". If that doesn't work. You may have to do a system repair. First, Boot from your Vista installation CD. Select your Vista Install from the list in “Windows Boot Manager†· Microsoft Vista Setup (x86) · Microsoft Vista Setup (x64) Press enter. You will then see “Windows is Loading Filesâ€. Next, the “Language Screen†will come up. Since you have already selected this option when you installed Vista, just click on “Nextâ€. Now you will see the “Vista Installation Screen†DO NOT CHOOSE “Install Now†Instead, towards the bottom left of the window you will see. · “What to know before installing Windows†· “Repair your Computer†Choose and click on “Repair your Computer†You will then come to the “System Recovery Optionsâ€. Choose “Microsoft Windows Vista†from the list. Then click “ Nextâ€. Choose “Startup Repair†Automatically fix problems that are preventing Windows from starting: Startup Repair is an automated repair process that scans your Vista installation for problems and attempts to automatically fix them. When you select to repair Vista from the Vista setup screen, and Vista detects problems, this process will be started automatically.
  12. Happy Birthday Sultan!! I see your going into the "Terrible Two" Years....
  13. Just got off the phone with my old buddy Steve. Say... Ah.... Option-Shift-K.... Steve would like to know your home address and Name... He'll be sending a couple of his lawyers over... They want to talk to you....
  14. IE7 better then I thought??? I have yet to see one, unless I'm not logged in. Where is everyone catching them at???
  15. One of the best ways I know to clean up a system is in the following. System Tune-up: OK, lets start with a basic cleanup of your system. Open up your start menu. Then go to "All Programs", > "Accessories", > "System Tools". And look for "Disk Cleanup" Select your main drive, usually drive C. And click OK. This could take some time, so don't worry. Then put Checks only on "Temporary Internet Files", "Recycle Bin" and "Temporary Files". Click OK. Then YES. Next we need to clean out your browser cache and cookies. Open Internet Explorer. On the top toolbar, choose "Tools", then "Internet Options" On the General Page, under "Temporary Internet Files". Choose "Delete Files" and "Clear History". Then go to “Settingsâ€, > “View Files†and remove any cookies you really don't need. Which might be only leave a handful left. Now if you don't already have them, Download AdAware. And Spybot S&D. Update them both. On Spybot, Click to "Immunize†and for now close them both out. Now to get more into a system cleanup. Go to your Start Menu, to your "My computer†Icon and R-Click on it. Then down to "Properties". Then click on the "System Restore" tab. Then put a check at "Turn off System Restore". Click Apply and OK. Remember this part so you can turn "System Restore" back on. Now Click on your "Start Menu" again, and click on the "My Computer" icon. On the part that says "Hard Disk Drives", R-Click on your Drive C ©. Then down to "Properties" and click to open. On the main window that opens, choose the "Tools" tab. On "Error Checking", Click "Check Now" A new window will open. Put a check mark on both options and click OK. You will be informed that it can't run now and would you like to run "Disk Check" on next reboot. Click OK. Now go to your "Start Menu" once again. To your "Run" icon. And type "msconfig " without the quotes. This will open up the "System Configuration Utility". Click on the "BOOT.INI" tab and put a check on "/SAFEBOOT" Click Apply and OK. You will be informed that you will need to reboot your Computer. Click OK. Remember this last path. You will need to come back to this part To get your Computer back into normal mode You do so by opening up the "System Configuration Utility". And on the "General Page" click on "Normal Startup". Now we are ready to reboot the PC. We are going to reboot into "Safe Mode" Since we enabled "Scan Disk" to run on Reboot, this is going to start before windows loads. This is a 5-step process. Now do not worry, steps 4 and 5 take some time to run. In step 4, it might seem like nothing is going on, but just hang in there. Step 4 takes the longest, and seems like it just sits there for some time. After this is done, Windows will load in "Safe Mode". Find the AdAware icon. And open up the program. Click on start. And place a check on "Perform Full System Scan". Then click "Next". Let it run through. When it is finished, click Next. Place a Check mark on everything that was found. And click next again. It will ask if you’re sure you want to remove these items. Click OK. Next find the "Spybot S&D" Icon. And choose to "Check For Problems" It will now do a scan. When it is finished. Place a check ONLY ON THE ITEMS IN RED. Then check to "Fix Items"' Allow for a backup to be made. The last step will be to Defragment your Hard Drive. On your "Start Menu" Go to "All Programs", > "Accessories", > "System Tools". And look for "Disk Defragmenter" Chose this program, and highlight your C Drive and click to "Defragment". If this has not been done for a while, this process could also take some time. This will get all your files back in order. When this is done. Go to your "Start Menu" once again. To your "Run" icon. And type " msconfig " without the quotes. On the "General" page, Place a check at "Normal Startup" click Apply and OK. Now reboot your PC. Now hopefully everything is working, and your PC has had a tune-up and cleaning. As for installing Vista. You are doing a upgrade using the upgrade disk I assume. Use the Windows Easy Transfer Wizard Here is a article that explains things. Windows-Easy-Transfer NOTE: When you do a upgrade verses a clean install to Vista. The Product Key for XP is voided out. Here is what to expect. Downgrading back to XP Any more questions, just ask away.
  16. From goggling the error message. It appears to be a symptom from either a keylogger or some malicious melware. If this is your home computer, then you don't want either one on your PC. We will need to find out where the problem is at and then help you clean it up. If you could follow the directions in this post. How-To-Post-A-Hijackthis-Log And then post the resaults here. Malware-Removal-HijackThis-Logs One of our HJT experts will more then glad to help. JSKY
  17. Welcome to BTs.... One way is to use Keywords. Not to many, but about what you site is about. After I figured out keyword combinations it moved half of my pages to googles front page within a week. But google looks for a sites age and page numbers. The older a site and the more pages you have the better.
  18. I have been using Adaware 2007. It's the latest full upgrade. I don't know how long Se is supported. Maybe upgrading to the latest might solve your problem.
  19. Another way is to add a hit counter. I use RiteCounter and it lets you hide the counter on the page. But it gives all sorts of stats on who is hitting.
  20. Whois.net..... mcwilliamshomesllc.com - IP Address More Info. How are they getting harassed? FireFox has add-on that will display the whole page in it's HTML format. But I'm not sure which one it is.
  21. I haven't heard. But you would think since it contains both SP1 and SP2 that they would offer it on disk.
  22. M$ is shooting for February 15th as a release date for the Service Packs. I won't go into the Service Pack details. XP SP3 will like in the past install only what is needed from WU (windows update). So depending on your system configuration, will determine the download size. Also XP3 will no longer re-ask for product activation. As long as XP is activated. The complete XP SP3 Stand Alone Client will have all previous updates included. (SP1, SP2) Which will be great for the shop owners/repair techies. So if you have the original XP (non sp1 or sp2). You will have everything you need on one disk. YAY!!! SP1 for Vista refines Vista for better performance, decreased boot/shutdown times. And fixes a load of bugs. And added a whole mess of updated driver support. So if your running XP or Vista. I highly suggest getting the Service Pack installed on your favorite machine.
  23. Inside of the wifes new car.... Has a hard time with the computer. But get through this without any problem. Wifes Car
  24. What priorities are you trying to change? Do you have UAC turned off?