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Wednesday 2nd February 2011



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Basic Computer User

Important Security Flaw Found that Affects Every Windows Machine

Microsoft have issued a fix for it here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2501696

Facebook Offers HTTPS Encryption

As simple as logging on to https://www.facebook.com but it may be slower. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/246313,facebook-offers-https-encryption.aspx

UK Police Arrest Anonymous Members for Cyber Attacks

British police arrested five young men on Thursday following an investigation into Internet activists who carried out cyber attacks against groups they viewed as enemies of the WikiLeaks website. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/246312,uk-police-arrest-wikileaks-backers-for-cyber-attacks.aspx

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Advanced Computer User

Google Updates Search

Google have updated their search algorithm to reduce spammy content in search engine results pages. http://www.free-seo-news.com/newsletter458.htm#facts

Google accuses Bing of copying its search results

Google believes the Microsoft search engine is looking at Google's results for search terms and using them when it has no results of its own to display. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/246885,google-accuses-bing-of-copying-its-search-results.aspx

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Fed to Death: The Truth behind the Rising Tide of Obesity

A great look at what is helping fule America's obesity epidemic http://naturalhealthdossier.com/2011/01/fed-to-death-the-truth-behind-the-rising-tide-of-obesity-2/

An Interesting Fitness Machine

Lose weight faster, exercise more muscles, increase bone density with this machine. http://powerplate.mercola.com/

Vaccinations and Autism Link Verified

Documents have emerged today proving the innocence of Dr Andrew Wakefield, the vaccine / autism researcher who has been falsely accused by the British Medical Journal of "fabricating" the study data he published in 1998. The documents, just made public yesterday, reveal that other researchers replicated his results independently and with documentation, 14 months before Dr Wakefield published his own work. We have the full story and the links to these documents that now shatter the BMJ's false reporting and blatantly dishonest misrepresentation of the facts: http://www.naturalnews.com/031116_Dr_Andrew_Wakefield_British_Medical_Journal.html

Water? Remarkable!

It truly is amazing what science is learning about the action of water in the body. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/01/29/dr-pollack-on-structured-water.aspx

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Total humiliation

A bloke walks into a brothel and says: "I'm a bit kinky, how much for total humiliation?"
The madam replies, "Sixty dollars." "Wow, what do I get for that?" he says. She says: "A baggy green cap and an Australian cricket shirt.

Teenage Wisdom

My son came home from school one day,
With a smirk upon his face.
He decided he was smart enough,
To put me in my place.

'Guess what I learned in Civics Two,
that's taught by Mr. Wright?
It's all about the laws today,
The 'Children's Bill of Rights.'

It says I need not clean my room,
Don't have to cut my hair
No one can tell me what to think,
Or speak, or what to wear.

I have freedom from religion,
And regardless what you say,
I don't have to bow my head,
And I sure don't have to pray.

I can wear earrings if I want,
And pierce my tongue & nose.
I can read & watch just what I like,
Get tattoos from head to toe.

And if you ever spank me,
I'll charge you with a crime.
I'll back up all my charges,
With the marks on my behind.

Don't you ever touch me,
My body's only for my use,
Not for your hugs and kisses,
that's just more child abuse.

Don't preach about your morals,
Like your Mum did to you.
That's nothing more than mind control,
And it's illegal too!

Mum, I have these children's rights,
Dont attempt to control me please,
Or I'll call the Dept of Children's Services,
D.O.C.S. will put on the freeze.

Mum's Reply and Thoughts

Of course my first instinct was
To toss him out the door.
But the chance to teach him a lesson
Made me think a little more.

I mulled it over carefully,
I couldn't let this go.
A smile crept upon my face,
he's messing with a pro.

Next day I took him shopping
At the local Goodwill Store..
I told him, 'Pick out all you want,
there's shirts & pants galore.

I've called and checked with D.O.C.S.
Who said they didn't care
If I bought you K-Mart shoes
Instead of Nike Airs.

I've cancelled that appointment
To take your driver's test.
D.O.C.S say they are unconcerned
So I'll decide what's best.'

I said 'No time to stop and eat,
Or pick up stuff to munch.
And tomorrow you can start to learn
To make your own 'efen' lunch.

Just save the raging appetite,
And wait till dinner time.
We're having liver and onions,
A favorite dish of mine.'

He asked 'Can I please rent a movie,
To watch on my VCR?'
'Sorry, but I sold your TV,
For new tires on my car.

I also rented out your room,
You'll take the couch instead.
The D.O.C.S regulation requires
Just a roof over your head.

Your clothing won't be trendy now,
I'll choose what we will eat.
That allowance that you used to get,
Will buy me something neat.

I'm selling off your jet ski,
Dirt-bike & roller blades.
Check out the 'Parents Bill of Rights',
It's in effect today!

Hey hot shot, are you crying,
Why are you on your knees?
Are you asking God to help you out,
Instead of DOCS employees..?'

Send to all people that have teenagers or have already raised teenagers, or have children who will soon be teenagers or those who will be parents someday or ANYONE WHO'D JUST GET A LAUGH I love this One!!!
From a MuM (Mean Unappreciated Mother.)

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RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms

A brilliant 12 minute talk about the current educational paradigm with excellent graphics that combined become an inspirational video. Must see material. http://comment.rsablogs.org.uk/2010/10/14/rsa-animate-changing-education-paradigms/

Digital Photos and Your Privacy

Apparently GPS data is encoded into many pictures taken by smart phones etc. and is viewable when you post those photos online. http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/video?id=7621105

Solar System Perspectives

Planets viewed from Earth as if they were at the distance of the Moon. http://www.wimp.com/planetsviewed/

Kinetic Sculpture

Wow! The things we create! http://www.wimp.com/kineticsculpture/

How to Create a Successful Viral Marketing Campaign

Some good pointers http://www.site-reference.com/articles/Internet-Marketing/How-to-Create-a-Successful-Viral-Marketing-Campaign.html

Earth: Amazing sights

Some stunning movie clips from around the world. http://www.wimp.com/amazingsights/

Be The Example That By Emulation Will Save The World

I goofed last week. I failed to set a good example. While reflecting on my failure and looking for ways to do better I penned this:

Hear Earth, she is crying,
In her pain she is lying,

To make profits we haste,
Leaving her burdened by waste,

Destroyed, pillaged and plundered,
Many lands torn asunder.

Her beauty we admire,
But to plunder we conspire,

We overuse and replenish not,
Till the land, it grows not,

If we take more than we give,
How will our granchilren live?

The problem is really not carbon,
It is pollution in the garden,

For us plastic's fantastic,
But for fish it's now drastic,

Coporate greed might have won first place,
But it destroyed Earth in the race.

Psyche and street drugs first dull men's senses,
Excreted, mash fauna's defenses,

I fear big pharma have gambled,
When fish DNA becomes scrambled,

To forsee disaster from their profit,
You do not need to be a new prophet.

We eat what is promoted,
Too much till we're bloated,

Our waistlines are growing,
Our lifespan is slowing,

The more artificial the food,
The gloomier becomes our mood.

The authorities in whom we trust,
Be severely corrected they must,

Else our trajectory is plotted,
Until in our graves we are slotted,

We must rise above our disinterest,
To overcome greed, vested interest.

So let us vote with our spending,
Insanity to be ending,

We need to clean up our collective act,
To make "Earth - a salvaged planet" a fact,

We need to set an example to our friends,
Our mind, body and earth we do need to mend.

Tom Grimshaw
January 27, 2011

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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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