Conficker Again

I have had two computers in today which were infected with the dreaded Conficker Worm. This was the first time I had seen it in the wild. You can download a free Conficker (sometimes called Downadup) removal tool from Sunbelt Software, makers of the superb Vipre Anti Virus/Anti Spyware. If you keep your computer up …

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Another Boat Intercepted

That’s the fifth boat in a fortnight, the forteenth since the federal Labor government made changes to immigration policy last September. No doubt we will soon be hearing repeats of the ‘Jesus was a refugee‘ motto, with the implication that anyone who questions the instant acceptance into Australian society of anyone who turns up must …

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Numeracy Test Answers And Explanations

The questions at the end of the article on NAPLAN testing (a few posts below) were selected from those close to the end of the paper. They are among the harder questions Question One. Each person gets two votes. So there will be twice as many votes as people. Add up the number of votes shown by …

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Best Chance Yet For Extra-Terrestrial Life

Scientists at the Geneva Observatory in Switzerland have found an earth-like planet orbiting the red dwarf start Gliese, about 20 light years away. The planet’s gravity is too high to support life in forms similar to those of living things on Earth. But the estimated average temperature of the planet is 0-40 degrees Celsius. This means …

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A Few Windows Tips

1. Don’t install Apple’s Bonjour programme. Bonjour is meant to simplify network setup and connectivity between your computer and ‘smart’ devices. In fact Windows handles network setup perfectly well, and Bonjour simply adds another layer of complication. In some cases it will stop internet access completely. If you are running Vista and install service pack …

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Climate Changing On Climate Change

This from the current edition of The Professional Edge, the journal of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geo-Scientists of Saskatchewan. This links to a PDF file. See from page ten on. A couple of excerpts: Add a dash of guilt and fear of the apocalypse, and how can the citizenry resist the call to “save the …

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Strangely, Something Worthwhile at Durban II

The U.N. Durban II (Geneva) conference for racism and anti-semitism was planned and organised by the world’s worst perpetrators of racism and human rights abuses. A representative of Libyan dictator Col. Muammar Qaddafi, Mrs. Najjat al-Hajjaji, has chaired the Durban II Preparatory Committee for the past two years, and at the beginning of the conference was elected chair of …

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