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Tom’s Tips, Links and Tidbits Newsletter

Wednesday 2nd September 2009


Basic Computer User

Your guide to social media etiquette v0.1

Humans have been engaged in social media, known in earlier times as socialising, since they started colluding to influence their surroundings. Well, here are the rules for the latest version of the game. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/153512,your-guide-to-social-media-etiquette-v01.aspx/0

Microsoft planned to bury XML developer, says federal judge

Microsoft knew of the patent held by i4i as early as 2001, but instead set out to make the Canadian developer's software "obsolete" by adding a feature to Word, according to court documents. http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/315188/microsoft_planned_bury_xml_developer_says_federal_judge?eid=-301

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Advanced Computer User

Stopping an Application from Starting Automatically

If a program or pop-up appears undesirably in Windows you may try this to stop it; click Start > Run, then type msconfig.exe, click OK. Select the Startup tab to deselect the application you wish to stop.

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Antioxidant Data

I just learned something really interesting and I wanted to share it with you. Apparently combining foods high in antioxidants is even more beneficial than eating them separately. From http://www.sunfood.com/MyPages/understanding-antioxidants.aspx comes this: “To be clear, based on the evidence supplied by Hort Research, superfoods like cacao and goji berries or cacao and acai or cacao and camu berry when combined in smoothies or snacks create a synergistic effect thus increasing the utilization of the antioxidants. This is one more piece of evidence indicating that the habit of combining unique superfood ingredients in smoothies or snacks is being increasingly validated by science.”

Woman Cures Son’s Autism

Here’s a great story from Natural News http://www.naturalnews.com/026948_NaturalNews_autism_vaccines.html

Warning: Swine Flu Shot Linked to Killer Nerve Disease

The first indication that the swine flu vaccine poses significant health risk has emerged. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/09/01/Swine-Flu-Shot-Linked-to-Killer-Nerve-Disease.aspx

Want an Autistic Kid to Replace Your Healthy one?

New research adds evidence to link between Thimerosal (a common vaccine preservative) and autism: http://www.naturalnews.com/026953_thimerosal_autism_mercury.html

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Encyclopedia of Life Provides Clues on Aging, Pests

An online encyclopedia aiming to describe every type of animal and plant on the planet has reached 170,000 entries and is helping research into aging, climate change and even the spread of insect pests. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2351906,00.asp

Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox for August 24 is now online

We made a timeline message more punchy, credible, and viral through 5 iterations. http://www.useit.com/alertbox/twitter-iterations.html

Multitasking doesn’t work say researchers

The more you do it, the worse you get. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/154170,multitasking-doesnt-work-say-researchers.aspx

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Video Links

Microsoft fakes waterslide stunt to promote Project

Notches up the views before being outed. http://newteevee.com/2009/08/11/the-megawoosh-waterslide-viral-how-it-was-really-done/

Political Systems

A great video on various political systems. http://www.wimp.com/thegovernment/

Little Kid Parallel Parking

This guy is awesome! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3kmEEWcFQk

Linux Baby Rocker

This has got to be one of the most creative uses of computer coding. All parents will appreciate this one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYcF_xX2DE8

My Waffle Wedded Wife

And they lived merrily ever after... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3E9U3GDrmI

Contact Juggling

This guy is very, very good... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iC3b5JnSIE

Kids Falling Asleep wherever...

And they litterally do... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su6jSP4tk8I

Cadbury: You’re Right

But you’re not as right as Cadburys... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9_VV0F89ho

New Orleans Breakdancers - America’s Got Talent

These two guys do it really well... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qryQITBBWdU

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