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Tom’s Tips, Links and Tidbits Newsletter

Wednesday 19th May 2010


Our new Schnauzer, Darcy, is settling in well and performing regular guard dog duties with gusto. He is also bolting up the stair so quickly that Julie has nicknamed him Tornado! Hope this finds you fit and well and that you enjoy this week’s selection.
Have a great week!

Tom Grimshaw


Basic Computer User

Microsoft gets some heat over HTML 5 plans

Microsoft came under fire from some of its rivals on Wednesday for its decision not to offer Internet Explorer 9 - and hence support for the upcoming HTML 5 standard - to users of its older Windows XP operating system. http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/345573/microsoft_gets_some_heat_over_html_5_plans/?eid=-301

German man fined for poor Wi-Fi security

The German courts have ruled that internet users are responsible for the security of their connections.

Microsoft IE use falls below 60%

Microsoft’s browser market share continued to fall in April, with Internet Explorer now in use for fewer than three in five web connections.

Study: Most Aussie internet users will not buy digital copies

Few Australian internet users are willing to buy music or film online instead of buying the hard copy version and even fewer would pay anything for online newspaper content.

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Advanced Computer User

Patent office upholds i4i patent in Microsoft dispute

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office confirmed a patent held by i4i that has been at the heart of a dispute with Microsoft.

SAP to acquire Sybase in a bid to go mobile

Software provider picks up mobile database player for roughly $US5.8 billion.

Adobe founders return fire at Steve Jobs and condemn Apple’s stance.

Adobe co-founders Chuck Geschke and John Warnock have written an open letter rebutting accusations from Apple that Flash is a closed system, and arguing that Apple’s stance could “undermine the next chapter of the web”.

If you have a web site, and you want more traffic...

Then check out this free course http://theoctoblog.com/ctcseo/3weekemailcourseoptin.html

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Why do I distrust GMO foods?

Let me count the reasons... http://www.alsearsmd.com/gmo-foods-mutant-food-fight/

Do you still have a microwave in your kitchen?

Then check this out: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/18/microwave-hazards.aspx

Study: ADHD linked to pesticide exposure

Pesticide exposure doubles risk of ADHD!

Please pass this on to anyone you know who is pregnant

If a pregnant woman uses the common, over the counter pain killer acetaminophen\paracetamol (in Panadeine) it increases the risk of wheezing and asthma in their children.

Back Pain?

Check this out:

Fragrances are loaded with toxic and carcinogenic chemicals.

From my book: Call me old-fashioned but I prefer my woman unpolluted thanks. Synthetic fragrances can contain as many as 200 ingredients that are not required to be disclosed. Many personal care products contain synthetic fragrances which contain phthalates. For more data check out:

Latest European Court of Justice Ruling on Supplements: So-So

An important ruling was recently handed down by the European Court of Justice in April about supplement regulation.

Free Seminar on Vaccines

Free seminar on vaccines hosted by natural therapist Gary Powell.
Learn the truth... ...and bring your friends!
Learn why vaccines are being pushed so hard.
See for yourself genuine statistics that are kept hidden from you.
Learn what to ask of your doctor if he recommends vaccines.
Learn your legal rights and discover that no state school can refuse to accept an unvaccinated kid.

Also speaking will be Stephanie Messenger from Healthy Lifestyles Naturally and Vaccination Awareness & Information Service. She will present facts about this issue and also information on what you can do to keep yourself and your children healthy without vaccines. Stephanie has been a passionate advocate for raising children naturally for 30 years.

After losing her first child to vaccination, she received a huge wake-up call to look into this procedure and has since raised 3 healthy, vaccination-free children, who did not succumb to childhood illnesses, even though their vaccinated peers did!

2pm Saturday May 22nd 2010
True Blue Cafe
Petrie Historical Village
Dayboro Rd, Petrie Qld 4502

SMS RSVP to 0429 959 756

Kate Troup Naturopath

Last week I met Kate Troup, a lovely Naturopath who works out of the Mr Vitamins shop at Chatswood. Kate and I are creating on a low sugar food bar recipe for her to help people lose weight. We had a lot to agree on. We are both appalled by what euphemistically passes for food that is on the supermarket shelves. I had to laugh when she says she looks in people’s trolleys and she is tempted to pick things out and tell them the destructive nature of what is in them - I am the same! http://www.bondibeachdiet.com

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Monopoly Game Helped Allied POWs

Some interesting data about how Monopoly games were used in WWII. http://www.snopes.com/military/monopoly.asp

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Video Links

If You Deal With People...

You’ll love the videos on this site http://www.success-summit.org/

Janey Cutler - Britain’s Got Talent 2010 - Auditions Week 4

A great voice has this 80 year old! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SrZJexfl94

A great video on health and aging

Only three false datums of which to beware; scientists say we can only live to 100 and both what he calls myths are not backed up by any data I have seen and his whole presentation is a complete contradiction of them! :-) Strange to say the least. Nevertheless some great data. http://edition.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/01/26/buettner.long.life/?hpt=C2

Excellent Discovery channel documentary, in 6 parts

They don’t teach the really interesting history stuff in school. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P42j9Xltyg&feature=related

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PO Box 470 Glebe NSW 2037