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Wednesday 7th July 2010


Hope this finds you fit and well.

star This week I would particularly like to draw your attention to the necessity of stopping the authoritarian insanity of mandatory mental health testing and drugging of children. Please add your voice to this petition and ask others to do the same. http://www.PetitionOnline.com/rppca/ star

Enjoy the rest of this week's selection of information morsels and have a great week!



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

Basic Computer User

Google rumoured to be prepping social network

Talk of challenge to Facebook and MySpace with 'Me' service. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/218479,google-rumoured-to-be-prepping-social-network.aspx

Adobe Releases Acrobat Patch Early

Adobe has released updates for its popular Reader and Acrobat software that fix 17 separate vulnerabilities including one that could enable hackers to take control of a user’s PC. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/218477,adobe-fills-17-reader-and-acrobat-holes.aspx

Sony flags overheating problems with 535,000 Vaio PCs

Over 30 "burn cases" reported in Japan. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/218472,sony-flags-overheating-problems-with-535000-vaio-pcs.aspx

IBM makes Firefox its default browser

Firefox has become the default browser for nearly 400,000 IBM employees, a big coup for the open-source project during a time of increasing browser competition. http://www.zdnet.com.au/ibm-makes-firefox-its-default-browser-339304235.htm

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Advanced Computer User

Nothing to see here folks, just keep moving...

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Deadly (kills 100%) virus combination released in contaminated flu shot

If you ever even think of getting a flu shot, remind yourself to read this first. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/11/19/Major-Victory-with-Swine-Flu-Scandal-.aspx

Are you using antibacterial soap?

Even the FDA now says its main chemical ingredient, Triclosan, may be harmful: http://www.naturalnews.com/029114_triclosan_antibacterial_soap.html

star star star Stop Drugging Our Children! star star star

There are a great many negative influences in this society, few as unredeemingly destructive as the drugging into zombies of children. Please add your voice to this petition and ask others to do the same. http://www.PetitionOnline.com/rppca/

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Social CRM, A Recycled Buzzword or Sustainable Busines Strategy?

Interesting post at this site http://www.site-reference.com/articles/General/Social-CRM-A-recycled-buzzword-or-a-sustainable-business-strategy.html to which I have commented at http://tomgrimshaw.com/tomsblog/?p=1424

Review of the Samsung Galaxy S

This iPhone look-alike gets a thumbs up: http://www.zdnet.com.au/samsung-galaxy-s-339302015.htm

Here's a site to visit

For when you want to be happy, inspired, intrigued or just for a laugh http://www.tonic.com/

The Longest Beaver Dam In The World

They've been busy little beavers for about 40 years http://www.geostrategis.com/p_beavers-longestdam.htm

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For those who like to fly

Some footage of the blue angels http://www.wimp.com/flightdemonstration/

For those who like to make harmonious noises

Creative display their keyboard drums http://www.wimp.com/drummingkeyboard/

Bionic back feet for a lucky black cat

Oscar can now walk again. http://www.wimp.com/catlegs/

Just when you think you've go a handle on orders of magnitude

Planets, sun, stars comparative size http://www.wimp.com/starcomparison/

Lifecycle of the Monarch Butterfly

School holiday nature education? http://vimeo.com/4155705

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