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Tom’s Tips, Links and Tidbits Newsletter

Wednesday 17th March 2010

Hope this finds you fit and well and that you enjoy this week’s selection.
Have a great week!

Tom Grimshaw


Basic Computer User

How to save and share ridiculously large files

There are a handful of free and paid services that make it easy to host enormous files. http://www.zdnet.com.au/insight/software/soa/How-to-save-and-share-ridiculously-large-files/0,139023769,339301654,00.htm?ocid=nl_OS_16032010_fea_l6

Facebook Unseats Google As Most-Visited Site

Although the thud wasn't verified until this afternoon, it seems that an online giant fell a couple of days ago. According to new data from Hitwise, Facebook managed to beat Google in terms of visits between March 7th and March 13th, becoming the most visited website in the U.S. for the week.

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Advanced Computer User

Researchers find zero day flaw in Windows Virtual PC

Flaw lets hackers bypass security systems. http://newsletter.itnews.com.au/cgi-bin16/DM/y/hB3zm0En4rp0PTM0SV2P0Eu

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Ex-Pfizer Worker Cites Genetically Engineered Virus In Lawsuit Over Firing

Medical experts will be watching closely Monday when a scientist who says she has been intermittently paralyzed by a virus designed at the Pfizer laboratory where she worked in Groton opens a much anticipated trial that could raise questions about safety practices in the dynamic field of genetic engineering. http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-pfizer-virus-lawsuit-0314.artmar14,0,1763939.story

An Excerpt From My New Book...

Live 30-60% Longer? Whey Protein Concentrate is made from cow’s milk. Mice and hamsters fed whey protein concentrate live 30-60% longer than others fed standard diets or diets containing other protein sources. This may be due to the increased blood levels of glutathione that result from ingesting whey protein. http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag96/96jan2.htm?GO.X=11\&GO.Y=15

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Pablo Picasso

(Spanish Artist and Painter. 1881-1973)
“Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France.

When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel.

And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel?

You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of it’s children.”

Pablo Picasso

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Video Links

Ever wanted to whip a tablecloth out from under the table setting?

(One for the boys...) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cM9S2AzU28&

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