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Tom’s Tips, Links and Tidbits Newsletter

Wednesday 3rd June 2009


Basic Computer User

Gumblar attack is alive, worse than Conficker

Gumblar Web site compromise attack adds new domains, steals data and continues to propagate after infections are cleaned up, making it worse than Conficker, ScanSafe says. here

Eight Tips for Super Searching

Plain old Web searching doesn’t do the trick anymore: It yields too much random data, or not what you need. Here’s how to get what you want when you want it, sometimes before you ask for it. here

Find My File Quickly

Try this in Windows; whilst holding down the Windows key and pressing F key at the same time will spawn the Search dialog box.

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Advanced Computer User

Basic transistor flaw could hobble chip design

The model predicts that as transistors get smaller, electronic noise within the transistors, which can cause erratic on-off states, should increase. However, a team of Nist scientists, who have been exploring nanoscale transistor behavior, have found that transistor noise does not increase as transistors are scaled down. more

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Florida Foster Kids Drugged Illegally

Nearly three of 10 teenage Florida foster children have been prescribed a mental-health drug, and 73 foster kids younger than 6 are taking mind-altering drugs, according to a study released Thursday in response to the death of a Broward foster child who was taking such medications. more

Horrors of Vaccination Exposed

This article, published over 90 years ago, should be required reading for all considering vaccination for themselves or their children. here

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Deception

A link to more data on Merk’s Gardasil here. Remember Merck? They are the company recently being crucified in the US for falsifying the research findings.

Some Damning Data on Flouride

There is a large amount of data suggesting that the government were conned into flouridating our water supply here

You Can Help Fight Big Pharma Here

With a million signatures the European ELIANT Alliance have an opportunity to invoke the new regulations relating to the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), and work to promote civil society concerns. They are working to ensure a Europe of cultural diversity in which freedom of choice in education, anthroposophic medicines and organic quality baby foods without the addition of artificial vitamins receive the legal safeguards in Europe which they need. here

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Cancelling Caller ID

Do you know dialling 1831 hides your number from caller ID enabled pnohes you call?

Checking If Incoming Calls Are Failing

Dial 127 22 199 and it rings back the number you are calling from.
If you don’t get a call back there is obiously something wrong!

The Money Masters

This is a video that will explain the reasons why and how a lot of what is going down is caused. here

Spiritual Nutrition

We live today in a social environment in which a greater and greater percentage of the population has become concerned with their physical well-being. Bodily health and physical improvement activities have become big business. Nutritional supplements and organic foods, once thought of as fads endorsed by a small minority, are now hot items.

We live also in a data-rich society; and data can be considered Food for the Mind. People who wish to become successful in one field or another are on the outlook for the most “nutritious” data – the information that is true to the point of greatest and most efficient workability.

Partial or incorrect data, then, can be defined as poor “Mental Nutrition.” Every week, people attend workshops and seminars in search of data that will enrich their thought processes and operating methods and thus enrich their lives.

We come now to the subject of the Spirit. Man can be considered as an entity consisting of three major elements – body, mind and spirit (or soul). If there is food for the body, and food for the mind, then there must also be food for the soul. The subject of “Soul Food” can be called the subject of Spiritual Nutrition.

Well, then – exactly what would be of high nutritional value for the Spirit? It would be those things that made the Spirit lighter, brighter, more confident and more stable – those things that made him more spirit-like and free from the constraints of the material world.

Such things can be classified under the heading of GOOD NEWS. By contrast, bad news is troubling and demoralizing to the Spirit; GOOD NEWS is invigorating.

We tell a person that war has been declared, and taxes must go higher in order to pay for that war, that young men and women will probably die on the battlefield. This is bad news / poor spiritual nutrition.

On the other hand, we can tell him that the war is over, Johnny’s coming home, salaries are up and taxes are down – that’s GOOD NEWS and of high nutritional value for the Spirit.

You take a look around now in your environment, and see if you can find some people and organizations who are making a killing (pun intended) by peddling enormous quantities of the worst kind of bad news to be found anywhere on earth. And consider how that news makes you feel spiritually.

Although GOOD NEWS is the basis of a continuing happy life, we find so many millions among us totally committed to gorging on their daily doses of spiritual junk food – the news of catastrophes, crime, warfare and the alarming gossip about public figures that saturates the media each and every hour of each and every day.

Is it any wonder that a people so spiritually impoverished find themselves in an economic debacle that defies solution?

But wait… here’s the upside in all of this: you and I are born with the ability to become Spiritual Nutritionists – we can cook up our own GOOD NEWS!!!

This is what makes Scouting, for example, such a wonderful activity; for every time we exercise such inborn qualities as kindness, helpfulness, loyalty, courage and honesty, we are creating a new reality on earth that amounts to GOOD NEWS.

Mom’s home cooking: GOOD NEWS!! A new bridge is designed and built: GOOD NEWS!! A marriage lasts fifty years: GOOD NEWS!! Boy saves puppy from drowning: GOOD NEWS!!

People everywhere feel better, and are more observant and active when they hear Good News; thus, Spiritual Nutrition contributes also to the health of Mind and Body.

And yet – how many people go out of their way to 1) Find GOOD NEWS; and 2) Pass it on?

Not enough, I’m sorry to say.

World, it’s time to wake up and start thinking about your Spiritual Nutrition. It’s time for a change of diet.

Copyright© 2009 by Tom Fair. All Rights Reserved.

Note: an article with this title was originally written around 1990, and has since disappeared into certain banker’s boxes among thousands of other unidentified papers.

As I wished to re-issue the message, I found it simpler to re-write the entire piece. At some point in the future, the original issue will no doubt be recovered, at which time it will be interesting to compare the two.

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Don’t Shoot in Auto! How to Take Better Pictures

Here are some top tips for just about anyone who uses a digital camera. here

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Video Links

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Real Life Blues Brothers

Security cameras capture a wild ride here

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PO Box 470 Glebe NSW 2037