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Toms Tips, Links and Tidbits Newsletter

Wednesday 8th December 2010


Hope this finds you fit and well.

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


Basic Computer User | Advanced Computer User | Health | Humour | Other

Basic Computer User

FBI arrests man for Mega-D botnet

ACMA investigation contributes to man's arrest. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/240813,fbi-arrests-man-for-mega-d-botnet.aspx

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Advanced Computer User

Spooks leave no log unturned in hunt for attackers

Defence looks for reporting software to respond swiftly to attack. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/240797,spooks-leave-no-log-unturned-in-hunt-for-attackers.aspx

When you read what they describe they are after it sounds like a human mind!

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Soy - Get it Out of Your Diet!

A great article detailing the health damage caused by consumption of unfermented soy products: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/12/04/soy-dangers-summarized.aspx

Cancer - A Man Made Disease

Professor Rosalie David, co-author of a recently published study stated: “There is nothing in the natural environment that can cause cancer. So it has to be a man-made disease, down to pollution and changes to our diet and lifestyle.” http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/12/03/cancer-not-found-in-ancient-mummies-appears-to-be-recent-disease.aspx

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A Cold Winter?

It was April and the Aboriginals in a remote part of Northern Australia asked their new elder if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild.

Since he was an elder in a modern community he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky he couldn't tell what the winter was going to be like. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the tribe should collect firewood to be prepared.

But being a practical leader, after several days he had an idea.

He walked out to the telephone booth on the highway, called the Bureau of Meteorology and asked, 'Is the coming winter in this area going to be cold?'

The meteorologist responded, 'It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold..'

So the elder went back to his people and told them to collect even more wood in order to be prepared.

A week later he called the Bureau of Meteorology again. 'Does it still look like it is going to be a very cold winter?'

The meteorologist again replied, 'Yes, it's going to be a very cold winter.'

The elder again went back to his community and ordered them to collect every scrap of firewood they could find.

Two weeks later the elder called the Bureau again. 'Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?' he asked.

'Absolutely,' the man replied. 'It's looking more and more like it is going to be one of the coldest winters ever.'

'How can you be so sure?' the elder asked.

The weatherman replied, 'Our satellites have reported that the Aboriginals in the north are collecting firewood like crazy, and that's always a sure sign.'

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Spectacular Photos

From National Geographic http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/11/national_geographics_photograp.html

The BEST Book on Selling I have Ever Read.

Is How To Sell - Clear and Simple by Harry Frisch.

Just received this from a newly graduated lawyer to whom I gave a copy of the book in exchange for some work she did for me:

Hey Tom! I finished that book "How to Sell". What a ripper!
It was really good. Thanks.


Because I had read it some years ago and purchased a few, I am entitled to a current "buy one get one free" offer. I passed along Sarah's endorsement and asked if I could extend the buy one, get one free offer to you and Nancy said yes. So if you are looking for a great present for someone in sales (it could even be for you) get along to http://www.HowToSellClearAndSimple.com/order.html. Be sure to use the Promo Code TomsBOGOFO ("Tom's Buy One, Get One Free Offer"). For each copy ordered for $29.95 US (plus S&H), they'll ship you TWO!* (No additional S&H charge!)

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Until next time, dream big dreams, read widely, think well of your fellow man, eat food that's good for you and do the important things that make a difference - they are rarely the urgent ones!


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