Tom's Weekly Tips, Links and Tidbits Newsletter

Wednesday 19th October 2011


Hope this finds you fit and well.


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

Basic Computer User

How To Recover Lost Desktop Icons

It happens to me often that Windows loses all the icons on my desktop. They normally reappear after a reboot but sometimes not. I found out today that if you right click a blank area of the desktop there is a menu option there [Arrange Desktop Icons\Show desktop icons] What a find!

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Advanced Computer User

Failed Buzz to fall off Google+

Google has announced its intention to drop Buzz, the failed social predecessor to Google+. Other products swept out in the latest cleanup round include open source code scouring tool Code Search, social product Jaiku, iGoogle social features and API access to Google search for selected researchers. This year Google has also taken down Google Health, Power Meter, Google Labs and Google Toolbar in Firefox amongst others.

Gee. Would make one wary of throwing any time behind developing for a Google app wouldn't it?,failed-buzz-to-fall-off-google.aspx

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Horses Killed by Fluoride in Water

If it kills horses, what's it doing to you?

Vaccinated Children Have Up To 500% More Diseases

By the way, stunning new research has just emerged that compared unvaccinated children versus vaccinated children

Researchers Reconstruct Genome of the Black Death; Bacteria Found to Be Ancestor of All Modern Plagues

Gee, why am I not really pleased that they have done this?

5 Minerals for Cancer-Prevention

Fluoridated water, mineral depleted soils adversely impact nutrient intake.

New Discovery Shakes the Foundation of Cancer Research

Specifically, six of the eight figures in the Oncogene paper and six of the seven figures in the Molecular Endocrinology study were said to contain data from fabricated experiments.

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Jaw Dropping Stuff!

Watch past the first minute. It gets worse!

What I Want In A Man!

Original List: (age 20 something)

1. Handsome
2. Charming
3. Financially successful
4. A caring listener
5. Witty
6. In good shape
7. Dresses with style
8. Appreciates finer things
9. Full of thoughtful surprises

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 32)

1. Nice looking
2. Opens car doors, holds chairs
3. Has enough money for a nice dinner
4. Listens more than talks
5. Laughs at my jokes
6. Carries bags of groceries with ease
7. Owns at least one tie
8. Appreciates a good home-cooked meal
9. Remembers birthdays and anniversaries

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 42)

1. Not too ugly
2. Doesn't drive off until I'm in the car
3. Works steady - splurges on dinner out occasionally
4. Nods head when I'm talking
5. Usually remembers punch lines of jokes
6. Is in good enough shape to rearrange the furniture
7. Wears a shirt that covers his stomach
8. Knows not to buy champagne with screw-top lids
9. Remembers to put the toilet seat down
10. Shaves most weekends

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 52)

1. Keeps hair in nose and ears trimmed
2. Doesn't belch or scratch in public
3. Can tow a Caravan
4. Can cook a BBQ
5. Doesn't re-tell the same joke too many times
6. Appreciates a good TV dinner
7. Helps with the housework

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 62)

1. Doesn't scare small children
2. Remembers where I have put things
3. Can still tow a van without causing chaos on the road
4. Only snores lightly when asleep
5. Remembers why he's laughing
6. Is in good enough shape to stand up by himself
7. Usually wears some clothes
8. Doesn't notice my facial hair and wrinkles
9. Remembers where he left his teeth
10. Stops trying to tell jokes

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 72)

1. Breathing.
2. Doesn't miss the toilet.
3. Remembers where we both live.

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Petition Against Child Soldiers

Please check this out... note our cause to abolish the use of child soldiers and sign our petition on

Film: The Bear

"The Bear" is an unusually involving film about animals that will give you a fresh perspective on their world.

And to finish off, here is some classic Beatles...

Here Comes the Sun: A Tribute to George Harrison by Paul Simon, Crosby and Grahm Nash

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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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