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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 8, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Leaders help others to succeed. - Erin Templet

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies


Recently, at the viewing for one of my relatives, my young niece went up to her grandfather's coffin alone. Those nearby heard her quietly talking to him as if in conversation. As she walked away she was heard to remark gently, "OK, see you in heaven!"

By Linda Reich, Takoma Park, Maryland

Source: Adventist Review, ISSN 0161-1119, (c) June 19, 2003, http://www.adventistreview.org/

Submitted by Nancy Simpson

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

"Houston"... Texas, That Is

You must learn to pronounce the city's name. It is Hugh-stun, not Howstun.

All directions start with, "Go down to Loop 610".... that has no beginning and no end.

The morning rush hour is from 6:00 to 10:00. The evening rush hour is from 3:00 to 7:00. Friday's rush hour starts Thursday morning.

Kuykendahl Road can ONLY be pronounced by a native.

Construction on I-10, I-45, US 59 and Loop 610 is a way of life and a permanent form of entertainment.

All old ladies with blue hair in pink Cadillacs have total right-of-way.

The minimum acceptable speed on Loop 610 is 85. Anything less is considered downright sissy.

If it's only 100 degrees, Thanksgiving must be next weekend.

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the- funnies


"If there was any justice in this world, oil company executive bathrooms would smell like the ones in their gas stations." - Johnny Carson

Source: Heart Touchers, http://www.hearttouchers.com

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Reinstalling XP

Q. I am using Windows XP. If I upgrade my computer, will XP still work? What can I do if it will not?

A. XP is the first version of Windows to require activation. This process was instituted by Microsoft to block counterfeiting, and to keep buyers from using the same disk on multiple machines.

When you originally install Windows XP, it takes a snapshot of 10 hardware characteristics on your computer. These are: video system; SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) adapter; IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) adapter; MAC (media access control) address of the network adapter; range of RAM (for instance, 64MB-128MB); the type of microprocessor; the microprocessor's serial number; the hard drive; the hard drive volume serial number; and the CD or DVD drive.

This snapshot is run through an algorithm and a number, which Microsoft calls a "hardware hash," is generated. That is stored on the hard drive, and is part of the activation process.

For desktops, each characteristic has one vote, except the network adapter, which has three. To maintain activation, seven votes must remain the same. So, if the network card is the same, only four other characteristics must remain to maintain activation.

If you are using a laptop, and it can be hooked to a docking station, Windows is more liberal. Only four characteristics must remain. So, if you do not change the network adapter, only one other characteristic must remain unchanged.

With either type of machine, you could make extensive changes. For example, you could add RAM, upgrade the video card and install a new CD drive, and you would not have to reactivate.

When you start your computer with the new equipment, Windows will create a new "hardware hash." It will compare the new hash with the old one. If you have thoroughly overhauled the computer, or reformatted the hard drive, you'll have to call Microsoft to reactivate. The window informing you of the need to reactivate will include a telephone number. Reactivation cannot be done via the Internet.

If you fail to reactivate, Windows will work for 30 days before failing. Windows can be reactivated as many times as necessary.

Copyright 2003, The Kim Komando Show. All rights reserved.

Source: Kim Komando's Daily Computer / Internet Tip, http://www.komando.com/newsletter.asp

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