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Tom’s Tips, Links and Tidbits Newsletter

Wednesday 16th December 2009

Hope this finds you fit and well.

Here is what crossed my desk this week I thought worthy of your attention, humour excluded.
Have a great week!

Tom Grimshaw


Basic Computer User

Firms urged to apply Microsoft and Adobe patches

Vulnerabilities could cripple critical systems. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/162509,firms-urged-to-apply-microsoft-and-adobe-patches.aspx

FBI warns of scareware threat

Fake Anti-Virus scams have already cost users $164m. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/162804,fbi-warns-of-scareware-threat.aspx

Opinion: My holiday tip - backup your data now

iTnews editor Brett Winterford laments lost data. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/162817,opinion-my-holiday-tip---backup-your-data-now.aspx

New Adobe zero-day threat discovered

Symantec warns of flaw in Acrobat that allows pdf attachments to harm your computer. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/162996,new-adobe-zero-day-threat-discovered.aspx

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Tamiflu drug approval based on scientific fraud

Researchers were told by the drug maker exactly what to write in their "clinical trial" conclusions before submitting them to the medical journals. Read full details here: http://www.naturalnews.com/027734_Tamiflu_Roche.html

CT scans (medical imaging scans) have now been proven to cause 29,000 cancers a year in the U.S. alone.

As this new is breaking all across the 'net, we bring you relevant news today about how mammograms cause cancer: http://www.naturalnews.com/027742_mammography_radiation.html

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Global Warming Perspective

Some highly illuminating graphs http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/12/09/hockey-stick-observed-in-noaa-ice-core-data/#more-13939

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Video Links

If you have anything to do with Personnel, check this out:

Go to this site and scroll down to the pictures of the speakers. Just under there is a credit card sized graphic. Click on the text "Click to Play" for a 3 minute video called "The Cart". http://www.successsummit2010.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1&Itemid=2

Boeing 787 Dreamliner completes its first flight

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger aircraft has successfully completed its first test flight in the US http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8413466.stm?ls

The X Factor 2009 - Daryl Markham

Grab your box of tissues and listen to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w-ocLJuHRA&

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