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Wednesday 23rd June 2010


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Enjoy this week’s selection of information morsels and have a great week!

Tom Grimshaw


Basic Computer User | Advanced Computer User | Health | Other | Videos

Basic Computer User

Inquiry calls for 'cyber czar', compulsory anti-virus

Government could require anti-virus on internet-enabled machines. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/217416,inquiry-calls-for-cyber-czar-compulsory-anti-virus.aspx

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Advanced Computer User

For all you web-site owners who are after more traffic

Here’s a video and keyword research tool http://richardlegg.s3.amazonaws.com/instanttrafficshortcuts/TrafficKeywordResearch/index.html

Zero day Java flaw opens up all users to attack

Security researchers have warned of a flaw in Java that could allow malware writers to inject code onto user's machines by visiting a compromised web site. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/171833,zero-day-java-flaw-opens-up-all-users-to-attack.aspx

Microsoft page on it: http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Threat/Encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?Name=Exploit%3AWin32%2FCVE-2010-1885.A and on http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/2219475.mspx they say: "Microsoft is investigating new public reports of a possible vulnerability in the Windows Help and Support Center function that is delivered with supported editions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. This vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using a Web browser or clicks a specially crafted link in an e-mail message. Microsoft is aware that proof-of-concept exploit code has been published for the vulnerability. Microsoft is also aware of limited, targeted active attacks that use this exploit code."

To fix the problem go here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2219475

SEO Dictionary

Here's a handy little definitions page for those diving into SEO (Search Engine Optimisation http://www.submitexpress.com/seodictionary.html

Google Language Interpretation

Synonym challenges. http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/helping-computers-understand-language.html

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George Orwell's "Ministry of Truth" has arrived

The more you read the more disbelieving you become of _anything_ the governemnt says. We really need to check out the independent candidates at the next elections. http://childhealthsafety.wordpress.com/2010/02/10/uksurveyautismlink/

June 26 is the UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, and this year their slogan is Think Health, Not Drugs.

Go to this site to request a free DVD - the Truth About Drugs - Real Lives Real Stories. It's been receiving rave reviews. http://www.drugsalvage.org.au

Expert Pediatrician Discusses Vaccines

It also came to my attention that there were ingredients in there that were not properly tested, that the comparison groups were not appropriately set up, and that conclusions made about vaccine safety and efficacy just did not fit the scientific standards that I was trained to uphold in my medical school training. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2IgLj2If44

Fat Deficiency Kills More People Every Year than Breast Cancer

A recent Harvard study found the risk of too little Omega 3 fatty acids in the diet more deadly than breast cancer.

US Supreme Court Affirms Ban on GMO Alfalfa

Despite Monsanto's spin and lies to the contrary. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-kimbrell/supreme-court-case-a-defe_b_620087.html

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How can I find my true love?

List the characteristics you want in your ideal partner. Write then down. To use a very old concept, how does a girl know she has found her Mr. Right if she does not know what Mr. Right looks like?

After that it is a sifting game. Simply, the larger the pool of people with whom you associate, the better your chances of finding someone with whom you will be happy.

While there is a definite and unmistakeable chemistry or fire that can exist between two people, having a partner whom you genuinely like and admire is a great place to start. Helluva lot better than living alone and great fires can be fanned from smouldering embers.

Look for those with whom you enjoy spending time, those whose company you enjoy, the individuals you would rather spend time with above others. If nobody fits that category then either you do not mingle with a large enough group of people or you do not mix with the right sort of people or maybe you need to become a more likeable person yourself!

If you do not mix with a large enough group or enough of the right sort, you need to expand your circle of contacts. If you are shy, this can be daunting but it's a simple enough thing to build your courage. Just think that the worst anyone could do is take a chain saw to you and cop off your head and anything less than that you're in positive territory.

If you are not a likeable person yourself, start doing good things to and for others. Rebuild your self-respect. You will like yourself, and others, more and more.

How To Write A Press Release

You can download a free white paper at this link: http://aj.600z.com/aj/88502/0/cc?z=1&b=88499&c=88500

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Six Easy Steps to Avert the Collapse of Civilization

1:42 minute talk by David Eagleman. Worthwhile talk to watch instead of the next stale plot movie. http://fora.tv/2010/04/01/Six_Easy_Steps_to_Avert_the_Collapse_of_Civilization

Theft\Data Loss Risk If You Have A Copier

Did you know that there is a hard drive in your photocopier that contains everything you have copied? http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/29/waring--how-your-digital-copier-can-cause-your-identity-to-be-stolen.aspx

The world economy explained in 3 minutes.

This'd be funny if it weren't true! http://chooseliberty.org/c4ldonate5.aspx?pid=s22

Great cartoon on Cap 'n Trade

No matter your view on Global Warming, this is a good look at the cap 'n trade scam. http://www.storyofstuff.com/capandtrade/

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