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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 8, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction." - General Douglas MacArthur

Source: Gagler's Quote of the Day, signupquotes@gagler.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org



To prove this point, take this quiz.

Name the ten wealthiest people in the world.
Name the last ten Heisman trophy winners.
Name the last ten winners of the Miss America contest.
Name eight people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.
How about the last ten Academy Award winners for best picture.
Last decade's worth of World Series winners?

How did you do?

I could name at least one in every category, but I didn't do very well either. Perhaps with some exceptions you may have done a lot better, but statistically speaking none of us remember the headliners of yesterday.

Surprising how quickly we forget, isn't it? And what were mentioned above were no second-rate Achievements. These are the "Best of the Best" in their fields. But do you know something; the applause will soon fade away, awards will become tarnished, achievements will be forgotten, and accolades and certificates are usually buried with their owners.

Now here is another quiz. See how you do on this one:

Think of three people you enjoy spending time with.
Name ten people who have taught you something worthwhile.
Name five friends who have helped you in a difficult time.
List a few teachers who have aided your journey through school.
Name half-a-dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.

This one I could take one in my sleep; the lesson? The people who make a difference are not necessarily the ones with the credentials, but are truly the ones with the concern.
From: For Your Inspiration from Jack USN58@aol.com

Source: The Funnies, andychaps_the-funnies-subscribe@egroups.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

COMPUTER JARGON I of 2 [Sep 8, 18]

Computers make very fast, very accurate mistakes.

BREAKFAST.COM Halted . . . Cereal Port Not Responding.

The name is Baud . . . . . . James Baud.

BUFFERS=20 FILES=15 2nd down, 4th quarter, 5 yards to go!

Access denied--nah nah na nah nah!

C:\> Bad command or file name! Go stand in the corner.

Bad command. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staay. . .

Why doesn't DOS ever say "EXCELLENT command or filename!"?

As a computer, I find your faith in technology amusing.

Southern DOS: Y'all reckon? (Yep/Nope)

Ethernet (n): something used to catch the etherbunny

CONGRESS.SYS Corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C. (Y/N)

SENILE.COM found . . . Out of Memory . . .

Who's General Failure & why's he reading my disk?

Shell to DOS . . . Come in DOS, do you copy? Shell to DOS . . .

Submitted by Will Dill, Chris Johnston


One of my former pastors committed this blooper. Our Church reads the Bible through in one year.

We had just gotten near the end of the Bible and my Pastor was teaching on some of the attributes and contents of first, second, and third John. She made this statement, "I have never been so blessed since we started reading in the Johns."

Source: Sermon Fodder, Sermon_Fodder-subscribe@onelist.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

How does the Global Positioning System work?

One of the wonders of the modern world is that a handheld electronic instrument can tell you exactly where you are on the planet, including your altitude. This is the Global Positioning System (GPS), which uses a fleet of 24 satellites carrying extremely accurate clocks to aid navigation worldwide.

When a GPS receiver is activated, it listens on radio frequencies for signals from the GPS satellites. These signals contain precise information about each satellite's location in space, along with the exact time when that information was sent out.

When the receiver has time and location information from four different satellites, it uses its own computer to figure out where you are. By taking into account how long each signal took to travel at the speed of light and exactly when it arrived, the GPS unit can determine where you are.

A GPS primer for students:

Atomic clocks make GPS possible:

Te chnical description of the GPS system:

Source: The Learning Kingdom, Copyright (c) 2000, www.tlk-lists.com/join via http://www.witandwisdom.org

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