The latest Service Pack 3 for Microsoft’s Office 2003 features decreased compatibility with old file types. more…
To hell with hold music: 60 million hours wasted each year
Call centre employees more dangerous than phishers
My son-in-law, Rene, asked if he could get your opinion in a survey he is conducting…
I have written a short e-book on How to be your computer’s own Personal Trainer.
Just like your body, your computer needs simple maintenance to ensure its longevity. And you will learn just that in my e-book. The best part…. for a short time, it is absolutely free.
Why you ask? I have a short survey that I would like you to fill out so I can get a better understanding on exactly what computer users need and want in an IT Technician.
For your help I am wanting to give you 2 free e-books. 2 you ask? Yes. 2! Before I go into that, let me give you the link to this website so you can fill out the survey and get your free e-books immediately. here…
I have written a second e-books titled “Computer Debug Checklist” This will give you a quick and simple guide on how to debug a slow computer. I write user friendly e-books so anyone can read and apply it.
This you will instantly receive at your nominated email address just by forwarding the survey to 3 of your friends by using the forwarding tool on the survey site. It’s a win, win situation. You tell your friends about the free e-books they can receive just by filling out a short survey and you get a 2nd e-books within minutes.
That website again is: here
Hurry, this offer won’t be available for long. I want you to get the chance to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.
Thank you very much for your assistance on this. If there is anything you need in regards to your computer or Information Technology, please do not hesitate to give me a call on 0402 936 861
Microsoft patches six 'critical' flaws
Microsoft has released 11 security patches, six of which are “critical” and five of which are “important”, according to the software giant. more
Windows Vista Tip
To see your desktop icons growing bigger or smaller highlight an icon on the desktop then press [Ctrl] whilst you slide your mouse wheel to zoom in and out.
Virtually All U.S. Doctors Accept Money, Freebies from Drug Companies
Despite efforts to curb the drug reps’ influence over your doctor, the industry is working harder than ever to influence what medicines you are prescribed.here
More on the Ron Paul Presidential Campaign
Many people following the Ron Paul Presidential Campaign are being educated on how we all got into the problems we are all facing today as a collective of nations and individuals. As a result of the education running along side and in support of the Ron Paul Presidential Campaign the numbers in support are growing at an unprecedented rate. Ron Paul Support Groups are springing up all across the world.
Here is a short educational animation series that is one of the key reasons why people are joining to support the Ron Paul Presidential Campaign from all across the world:
Collectivism vs. Individualism
This is an outstanding animated series that explores the concepts Collectivism and Individualism based on the research by G. Edward Griffin.
Part 1: The Nature and Origin of Human Rights
Part 2: Group Supremacy
Part 3: Coercion vs. Freedom
Part 4: Equality and Inequality under Law
Part 5: Proper role of Government
You can download the videos with this or your favourite YouTube downloader.
An interesting article re the attacks on Tom Cruise
An interesting article re the attacks on Tom Cruise more
Security Tips For Your Wallet
A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company:
1. Next time you order cheques, have only your initials (instead of your first name) and last name put on them. If someone takes your chequebook, they will not know if you sign your cheques with just your initials or your first name, but your bank will know how you sign your cheques.
2. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put “PHOTO ID REQUIRED”.
3. When you are writing cheques to pay on your credit card accounts, DO NOT put the complete account number on the “For” line. Instead, just put the last four numbers. The credit card company knows the rest of the number, and anyone who might be handling your cheque as it passes through all the cheque processing channels won’t have access to it.
4. Put your work phone number on your cheques instead of your home phone. If you have a PO Box, use that instead of your home address. If you do not have a PO Box, use your work address. Never have your Centrelink Number printed on your cheques. You can add it if it is necessary, but if you have it printed, anyone can get it.
5. Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine Do both sides of each licence, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel. Keep the photocopy in a safe place. I also carry a photocopy of my passport when travelling either here or abroad. We’ve all heard horror stories about fraud that’s committed on us in stealing a name, address, Social Security number, credit cards.
Unfortunately I, an attorney, have first-hand knowledge because my wallet was stolen last month. Within a week, the thieves ordered an expensive monthly mobile phone package, applied for a VISA credit card, had a credit line approved to buy a Dell computer, received a PIN number from DMV to change my driving record information on-line, and more. But here’s some critical information to limit the damage in case this happens to you or someone you know:
1. We have been told we should cancel our credit cards immediately, but the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them.
2. File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where your credit cards, etc., were stolen. This proves to credit providers you were diligent, and this is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one).
3. But here’s what is perhaps most important of all: (I never even thought to do this.) Call the three national credit reporting organisations immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and Social Security number. I had never heard of doing that until advised by a bank that called to tell me an application for credit was made over the Internet in my name. The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen, and they have to contact you by phone to authorise new credit. By the time I was advised to do this, almost two weeks after the theft, all the damage had been done. There are records of all the credit checks initiated by the thieves’ purchases, none of which I knew about before placing the alert. Since then, no additional damage has been done, and the thieves threw my wallet away. This weekend someone handed it in. It seems to have stopped them dead in their tracks.
Now, here are some Australian telephone numbers which you might need to contact if your wallet etc has been stolen:
ANZ 1800 033 844
Bankcard Australia (02) 9281 6633
BankWest 131 718
Centrelink Fraud 137 230
Citibank 132 484
Commonwealth 132 221
CUSCAL- MyCard 1300 135 538
GE Capital 1300 369 904
MasterCard Australia (02) 9466 3700
MasterCard International 1800 120 113
Medicare 132 011
Members Equity 1300 654 998
National 132 265
Passport 131 232
Seniors Card 1300 364 758
St George 1800 028 208
Coles/Myer Source 1300 306 397
Travellers’ Cheques 1800 127 477
Virgin 2000 1800 080 000
Visa Card Australia 1800 621 199
Visa Card International 1800 450 346
Westpac 1800 230 144
Woolworths Ezy Banking 137 288