Showing posts from July, 2009

Skype could be cut off for good over dispute - Times Online

MTV Wants YOU!!

Since its initial episode in 1998, MTV's award-winning True Life documentary series has told remarkable real-life stories of young people and the unusual subcultures they inhabit. Whether documenting the lives of gay marriage activists, individuals dealing with obesity, or teens in high school--the True Life series tells its stories solely from the varied voices and points-of-view of its characters--putting the series in the unique position of reflecting the state of youth culture at any given moment.

Are you involved in digital drama? Are your sexual secrets or private pictures being exposed on the internet? Have your personal texts or emails ended up in your entire school's phones or inboxes? Were seemingly innocent online chats now getting you in trouble? Are you getting blasted on Facebook or Myspace, and feel like you can't do anything about it? Or is your boyfriend or girlfriend trying to control your every move via repeated texting, ca…

WHO@ Newsletter - July 27, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Talk about a groundhog day

NJ cops use pepper spray on aggressive groundhog

Police in northern New Jersey needed pepper spray to thwart a groundhog on the attack. Boonton resident Alex Scott told police the rodent chased him when he entered his garage and tried to get his truck. Police Sgt. Mike Danyo and Officer Paul Ryan said the groundhog went on the attack when they arrived.

Police said Danyo tripped and fell. His partner sprayed pepper spray into the groundhog's face, giving the officers time to snare it.

The animal was euthanized and its remains will be shipped to the state health department for rabies testing.

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WHO@ Newsletter - July 20, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Just an "awwwwww" moment

Lost love letter reunites couple after 16 years

A British man and his Spanish former sweetheart have finally married 16 years after they drifted apart, reunited by a love letter lost behind a fireplace for over a decade, reports said on Monday.

Steve Smith and Carmen Ruiz-Perez, both now 42, fell in love 17 years ago when she was a foreign exchange student in Brixham, southwest England, and got engaged after only a year together.

But their relationship ended after she moved France to run a shop in Paris.

A few years later, in a bid to rekindle their love, Smith sent a letter to her mother's home in Spain. It was placed on the mantelpiece, but slipped down behind the fireplace and was lost for over a decade.

The missing missive was only found when builders removed the fireplace during renovation work.

"When I got the letter I didn't phone Steve right aw…

Having problems with DVD Drive Model #SH-W162L?

I have an Alienware computer, which is frelling fast and awesome. It was my late husband's and I decided to move files from my old computer to this one. In the process I discovered that for whatever reason, the DVD drive was not being recognized by the computer. I went into Device Manager, rolled back the driver, uninstalled the drive, reinstalled it, checked the startup settings when rebooting the computer - everything!

The drive worked fine, it opened and closed, accepted a CD or DVD, and the computer did see it, but claimed it wasn't there (if that makes sense).

I did a search on the drive, which was a TSST Corp model (which stands for Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology), did a Google search for new drivers, went to the Samsung site to download the latest drivers and still nothing worked. I even contacted Alienware for help.

I called a friend who's a local computer repair guru and he was just as stumped as me. He even sent me a zip file to rollback the latest Windows updat…

Listen to Mancow 07/16/09!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: I'm going to be on the Mancow radio show tomorrow morning! This is a nationally syndicated show that you can also listen to on his web site at I'm on at 740 am EST. Listen if you can!! We'll be talking about people who have lost their jobs because of what they posted on their Facebook or Myspace profiles.

WHO@ Newsletter - July 13, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .I wonder if he told the officer "I love you, man!"
Drunk badger disrupts traffic
A badger in Germany got so drunk on over-ripe cherries it staggered into the middle of a road and refused to budge, police said on Wednesday.

A motorist called police near the central town of Goslar to report a dead badger on a road -- only for officers to turn up and discover the animal alive and well, but drunk.

Police discovered the nocturnal beast had eaten cherries from a nearby tree which had turned to alcohol and given the badger diarrhoea.

Having failed to scare the animal away, officers eventually chased it from the road with a broom.

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WHO@ Newsletter - July 6, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Orange you glad I posted this?
Not one, but two rare orange lobsters surface

They might not be red, white and blue, but two orange crustaceans at a Route 1 lobster pound are causing a stir this Fourth of July weekend.

Jeremy Mirick, co-owner of the pound at the York Fitness Center, has two orange lobsters in the tank.

The female, which earned the moniker "Orangina" when it came in on Friday, June 26, and the male, which arrived the next day and is unnamed, look as though they just emerged from a steamer pot. But they're definitely alive and kicking.

Mirick intends to keep them that way. They're not for sale among the 400 pounds of greenish-brown lobsters Mirick expects to sell this holiday weekend.
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