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Tuesday 24th July 2007


Basic Computer User

e-Bomb or emp-Bomb
In today’s electronic age where our reliant on electricity power becomes almost an absolute dependency. An Electromagnetic Bomb (e-bomb) or Electro-Magnetic Pulse Bomb has the potential to stop or destroy any electrical equipment in its path. Although harmless to humans and building structures, a low range e-bomb is capable of disabling electronic circuitry, a mid-range version would be capable of corrupting computer data whereas a very high level e-bomb may be capable of destroying electrical power and devices, including knocking out a power station, disabling motor vehicles, destroying radio or television stations and more. According to a CBS News report, the United States deployed an experimental e-bomb on 24 March 2003 to knock out Iraqi satellite television and disrupt the broadcast of propaganda.
Say after me: “Off-site backup"

Print Size in Outlook Express
If you’re an Outlook Express user, you may have noticed a problem where the font size you use for composing messages and the font size that ends up being printed are very different. Fortunately, there’s an easy fix for this. Read today’s tip to find out more

PluggedIn: Vista’s growing pains leave room for XP more

11 Ways to Search Without Google and still find exactly what you need here

Australian broadband among world’s worst: OECD
The OECD has passed judgement on Australia’s broadband in a study calling it among the slowest and most expensive in the world, however, Communications Minister Helen Coonan claims it was a ’strong report card’ for the nation’s infrastructure. more

Patch or get PWNED in a flash
Recently fixed vulnerabilities in Sun’s Java Runtime Environment and Adobe’s Flash player mean that unpatched systems are vulnerable and could be infected with spyware or recruited into a botnet by simply visiting a Web page with exploit code -- and Google last month warned that 10 percent of Web sites contain this kind of malicious code. more

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Advanced Computer User

Dual-Booting Win XP and Vista
Just when you have Windows XP working exactly the way you want, along comes Windows Vista. You want the new OS, but you need to keep the old one as well. Do you need to buy a new PC? No way: Dual-boot instead. Read today’s tip for a step-by-step guide. more

Scots firm builds bionic hand more

A 3-year countdown to Windows 7
Microsoft gives a heads-up to its sales force on the next OS version as it eyes a more predictable release schedule. more

Intel losing its joie de Viiv
The Viiv and vPro brands haven’t exactly hit their mark. Now they’ll take a back seat to Core--and long live Centrino. more

Five questions to ask before moving to Vista
Application compatibility and legacy support for older hardware are some of the issues IT managers need to consider when deciding on a Vista switch. more

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A cure for cancer... here

You probably use antibacterial products - including hand soap, household cleaners, and sponges - to keep yourself and your family safe from germs. But overuse of these products can lead to the development of “superbugs" that can’t be easily killed by antibiotics and have the potential to spread disease.

The problem, say scientists, is that antibacterial products leave a residue behind. The residue continues to kill weaker bacteria, but allows a small subpopulation that has immunity to reproduce at will.
(Source: CNN and Scientific American)

Get an Anti-Aging Boost From Strength Training By Craig Ballantyne

Every day, I receive spam e-mails from marketers trying to sell me "Human Growth Hormone" boosters to help prevent aging. HGH does have anti-aging properties, but you don’t need to buy anything to increase your own levels of it. There’s a natural way to do so.

It’s called strength training.

Researchers from the University of North Carolina found that when they compared the amount of growth hormone released as a result of a 30-minute aerobic exercise session or strength training, significantly more was released with the strength-training workout. So if you are looking for a way to fight aging naturally (and increase fat burning while you’re at it), don’t neglect strength training as part of your exercise program.

The best strength-training exercises to use are multiple-muscle and total-body exercises, such as step-ups, lunges, and squats. You can do these with your bodyweight only, or while holding dumbbells in both hands.

Do three sets of eight repetitions two to three times per week. And add a pushing exercise, such as push-ups or dumbbell chest presses, to get a fast, total-body workout that builds muscle, burns fat, and boosts growth hormone.

[Ed. Note: Craig Ballantyne is an expert consultant for Men’s Health magazine. If you’re looking to burn fat, build muscle, and quickly step into the body you have always wanted with just three workouts each week, check out Craig’s fat-loss system, Turbulence Training for Fat Loss.]
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There are 100 years worth of studies demonstrating that soy products can be hazardous to your health, but soy is nonetheless now everywhere in our food supply, often hidden in processed foods. more

The FDA in the US are at it again... here

There have been a few people stricken with the flu lately. Of course anti-biotics are useless against a virus but these are the vits recommended to handle a cold, flu or virus. Check it out with your health practitioner.

Every 1-2hrs
Garlic 2000mg
Vit B5 250mg
Vit C 500-3000

Daily Vits
Vit A&D 4000/400iu
Vit B1 300mg
Vit B Comp 100
Vit E 1000IU

Vit C 3000-10000mg
Vit B5 500mg
Vit B6 50mg
Vit A 4000
Vit D 400IU
Garlic 6000mg
Zinc 220mg
Golden seal x 1 tablet
Fenugreek x 3 tablets (for phlegm)

Andrew asked me for my Breakfast smoothie recipie, so here it is again.
(While I am preparing the smoothie I chew on a handful of dried goji berries.)
This is what I throw into a blender for my breakfast smoothie:
A half a handful of each of these nuts:
with some apple juice
an apple
a banana
a kiwi fruit
some apricots and a half a handful of frozen
raspberries and
That makes enough for four large glasses so I have one glass a day and leave the remainder in the fridge.
I then put a teaspoon of each of:
maca powder
Super Greens
Glucosamine and
protein powder
into a glass of the smoothie and that’s breakfast! Lasts me until lunch-time.
If you don’t go through it fast enough on the third or fourth day it will start to tingle on the tongue. You can either cut down the quantities or just pour the extra into icypole containers and freeze it. It makes a delicious icypole of which the grandkids can’t get enough.

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On The Boy who lived before... article and video

Best “Out of Office" Automatic e-mail Replies

1. I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position.

2. You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn’t have received anything at all.

3. Sorry to have missed you, but I am at the doctor’s having my brain and heart removed so I can be promoted to our management team.

4. I will be unable to delete all the unread, worthless emails you send me until I return from vacation. Please be patient and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received.

5. Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged $5.99 for the first 10 words and $1.99 for each additional word in your message.

6. The e-mail server is unable to verify your server connection and is unable to deliver this message. Please restart your computer and try sending again. (The beauty of this is that when you return, you can see how many in-duh-viduals did this over and over.)

7. Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system. You are currently in the 352nd place, and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 19 weeks.

8. Hi, I’m thinking about what you’ve just sent me. Please wait by your PC for my response.

9. I’ve run away to join a different circus.

10. I will be out of the office for the next 2 weeks for medical reasons. When I return, please refer to me as ’Loretta’ instead of ’Bob’

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