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Tom’s Tips, Links and Tidbits Newsletter

Wednesday 2nd December 2009

Hope this finds you fit and well.

In a giant win for Australia and the many who opposed this massive new tax, the Senate has just voted down the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme bills!
Thanks to all who made your voice heard in Canberra!

Have a fantastic week!

Tom Grimshaw


Basic Computer User

Why use a standard user account instead of an administrator account?

The standard account can help protect your computer by preventing users from making changes that affect everyone who uses the computer, such as deleting files that are required for the computer to work. We recommend creating a standard account for each user.br /br / When you are logged on to Windows with a standard account you can do almost anything that you can do with an administrator account, but if you want to do something that affects other users of the computer, such as installing software or changing security settings, Windows might ask you to provide a password for an administrator account. http://co1piltwb.partners.extranet.microsoft.com/mcoeredir/mcoeredirect.aspx?linkId=12881948&s1=d617d442-ca04-f51f-7ac0-8f05d80dfcd8

New attack fells Internet Explorer

The zero-day flaw is unreliable, but Symantec expects reliable exploits in the 'near future' The zero-day flaw is unreliable, but Symantec expects reliable exploits in the 'near future'

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Advanced Computer User

Malware hidden in English language text

A team of US security researchers have engineered a way of hiding malware in sentences that read like English language spam. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/161735,malware-hidden-in-english-language-text.aspx

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Baking Soda to Cure the Flu?

I received this from Mark Sircus Ac. OMB and pass it on to you.
Over 150 years ago Dr. Austin Church formed a business to produce and distribute Baking Soda. ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda is derived from a natural occurring mineral called trona. It is 100% pure, safe, and natural. Baking Soda (also known as sodium bicarbonate) is a substance that is found naturally in all living things. Its purpose is to maintain pH balance in the bloodstream, which is necessary to sustain life. Due to its chemical and physical properties, sodium bicarbonate has unique medicinal capabilities that every healthcare practitioner, doctor and patient needs to know about.

from a 1924 booklet,[1] published by the Arm & Hammer Soda Company. On page 12 the company starts off saying, “The proven value of Arm & Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda as a therapeutic agent is further evinced by the following evidence of a prominent physician named Dr. Volney S. Cheney, in a letter to the Church & Dwight Company:

“In 1918 and 1919 while fighting the ‘Flu’ with the U. S. Public Health Service it was brought to my attention that rarely any one who had been thoroughly alkalinized with bicarbonate of soda contracted the disease, and those who did contract it, if alkalinized early, would invariably have mild attacks. I have since that time treated all cases of ‘Cold,’ Influenza and LaGripe by first giving generous doses of Bicarbonate of Soda, and in many, many instances within 36 hours the symptoms would have entirely abated. Further, within my own household, before Woman’s Clubs and Parent-Teachers’ Associations, I have advocated the use of Bicarbonate of Soda as a preventive for “Colds,” with the result that now many reports are coming in stating that those who took “Soda” were not affected, while nearly every one around them had the “Flu.”

Recommended dosages from the Arm and Hammer Company for colds and influenza back in 1925 were: During the first day take six doses of half teaspoonful of Arm & Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda in glass of cool water, at about two hour intervals.

During the second day take four doses of half teaspoonful of Arm and Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda in glass of cool water, at the same intervals.

During the third day take two doses of half teaspoonful of Arm and Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda in glass of cool water morning and evening, and thereafter half teaspoonful in glass of cool water each morning until cold is cured.

You can read the full article here: http://sodiumbicarbonate.imva.info/index.php/administration-methods/arm-hammer-soda-company/#arrive

Talk to Kids About Drugs This Holiday Season

Is there a simple way to reach kids and get them to turn away from drugs? The answer is YES. This inexpensive booklet is packed with tips and techniques that parents and caregivers can use to communicate with their young kids or teens to help build an everlasting, trusting relationship.

You can help them to understand what drugs are, why people use drugs, how drugs can stay in the body and how different drugs cause different effects. http://www.about-drugs.org/catalog/Talking-to-Kids-About-Drugs-p-16134.html

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Which Pain Will You Suffer?

You will either suffer the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. You will suffer the pain of discipline every time you force yourself to do what you know is right, that which will lead you to your goals. If you choose not to suffer that pain then you will suffer the pain that comes from never accomplishing your potential, of living a life suffering the pain of regret. Your choice. Which pain will you choose?


The ClimateGate scandal has revealed that it’s not only Big Pharma’s scientists who hide and distort data: It’s also being done by some of the top global warming scientists! One of the world’s leading climate change research centres has been accused of manipulating data on global warming after thousands of private emails and documents were leaked. Hackers targeted the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit and published the files, including some personal messages, on the internet. Among the most damaging is one which appears to suggest using a ’trick’ to massage years of temperature data to ’hide the decline’. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1229740/Hackers-expose-global-warming-Claims-leaked-emails-reveal-research-centre-massaged-temperature-data.html#ixzz0YJwAEKbx

And, Just For Laughs

I believe this was an actual client\supplier email exchange... http://www.bloggerheads.com/archives/2009/11/simon_edhouse.asp

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Video Links

The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody

Gotta love the muppets http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgbNymZ7vqY&

Sorry by Joe

Great rendition of this song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j93WvstotJ4

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PO Box 470 Glebe NSW 2037