Scare and a joke

Sawadee Khrap

Yesterday, after installing a new video driver, my computer acted like a hard drive had stopped and it would not boot up – had to restore a restore point, take it apart and reload all drives and everything seems OK now –  Thank God it happened this way as I did not have a image backup and would have been in shit creek if it was more serious.  I made 2 recovery bootable DVD disks for future problems and installed the latest and newest  Beta AMD video driver – running fine – next problem.  Actually may be running a little faster!

Thanks to Paul’s Sunday Funnies I found this one :

  Researchers for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority (MTA) found over 200 dead crows near greater Boston recently, and there was concern that they may have died from Avian Flu. A Bird Pathologist examined the remains of all the crows, and, to everyone’s relief, confirmed the problem was definitely NOT Avian Flu. The cause of death appeared to be vehicular impacts.
However, during the detailed analysis it was noted that varying colors of paints appeared on the bird’s beaks and claws. By analyzing these paint residues it was determined that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with trucks, while only 2% were killed by an impact with a car.

MTA then hired an Ornithological Behaviorist to determine if there was a cause for the disproportionate percentages of truck kills versus car kills. He very quickly concluded the cause: When crows eat road kill, they always have a look-out crow in a nearby tree to warn of impending danger. They discovered that while all the lookout crows could shout “Cah”, not a single one could shout “Truck.”