Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – October 5, 2009

Anti-Wi-Fi paint keeps your wireless signal to yourself – Don’t like the idea of your neighbors rudely snooping on the wireless signal you slaved to pay for from the lazy comfort of their living room? It’s not just about slowing down your connection; while they’re downloading Mad Men via bittorrent, you could be on the hook for their actions.

Spyware Sneaks Past Facebook Safeguard – Facebook’s CAPTCHA bot-catcher proves no match for a spyware attack

‘Free’ Win 7 Upgrades Have Fee – The free Windows 7 upgrades that Microsoft has promised buyers of new PCs powered by Vista are not always free, a consumer watchdog Web site says. “To me, whether it’s $12.99 or $17.03, the charges are all outrageous,” said Edgar Dworsky, the editor of Consumerworld.org and Mouseprint.org. “It’s just a single disc they’re sending, and with media mail rates, it costs just over a dollar to mail.”

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MouseExtender Puts a Program Launcher Underneath Your Cursor – This terrific new freebie puts your favorite apps and folders right under your middle fingertip.

5 Top Operating Systems For Your Business – The choice a business owner makes in operating systems is integral, as their costs vary as enormously as their capabilities. An operating system is the behind-the-scenes warrior of your computer — it’s the host of the computer that sets the standards for all application programs and handles the details of the operation of the hardware. Here are the pros and cons of the top five operating systems.

Fight Back Against Spammers – Now you can fight back against their robots! All you have to do is link to this page so that whenever a spammer’s robot scans your page, it will be sucked into this one. These links will redirect email harvesting bots to trap sites that will feed it with an almost infinite loop of dynamically generated fake email addresses, mostly on known spammer owned domains! This will render their harvested lists practically useless and of no commercial value.

Off Topic:

10 Seriously Ridiculous Hacks – Use a rubber band to hold your phone on your head? Why not? But we’d caution against stringing an extension cord to the swimming pool to power your gadgets.

Holiday Tech Gadget Preview – It may still be October, but tech firms are gearing up for the holidays. Last week in New York, tech firms pulled the curtain back on their holiday parade of gear.

Actual (?) Questions About Canada – from an International Tourism Website.

The Best and Worst of YouTube in Four Minutes – Want to get caught up fast? Once you’ve learned how to work that PC, go ahead and Google (you’ll figure it out) a video called “100 Greatest Hits of YouYube in 4 Minutes.” With one minute for every year YouTube has been in existence, this video has it all: Obama Girl, the Dr. Pepper guys, Matt’s funny dance and an absurdly low-flying 747.

Today’s Quote:

“The great thing about human language is that it prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand”.

Lewis Thomas

Today’s Free Downloads:

Vista Services Optimizer Updates to Support Windows 7 Tweaking – If you liked the ease of use and wizard-driven tweaking found in Vista Services Optimizer and miss it now that you’ve upgraded to Windows 7, you’ll definitely want to check out the new Windows 7-friendly version.

Partition Wizard Home Edition – Partition Wizard Home Edition creates, deletes, moves, resizes, and copies with no fuss–or error messages. In my tests it also recreated a master boot record, wiped a disk, and even searched for, found, and recovered a deleted partition with nary a failure.

FreeFixer – If you suspect your PC has been invaded by malware, FreeFixer can help you find it. It shows you a wealth of information about what’s running on your PC. FreeFixer can also reverse some malicious system changes put in place by some malware. In knowledgeable hands it can help get rid of a malware infection.

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  3. ‘Fight Back Against Spammers – Now you can fight back against their robots! All you have to do is link to this page so that whenever a spammer’s robot scans your page, it will be sucked into this one. These links will redirect email harvesting bots to trap sites that will feed it with an almost infinite loop of dynamically generated fake email addresses, mostly on known spammer owned domains! This will render their harvested lists practically useless and of no commercial value.’

    Hey Bill,
    Another great one. Thanks!