Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – March 14, 2010

Seven Improved Security Features in Windows 7 – While no operating system is perfect, Microsoft appears to have made significant security improvements with the release of Windows 7.

YouTube Guide: Best YouTube Tips, Hacks and Resources – This article aims to be a one-stop destination for all things YouTube. It covers numerous tricks, hacks, tools and apps for YouTube fans. The guide is long, detailed and informative.

Paper Rater Proofreads Your Writing For Grammar, Plagiarism & More – Do you face problems in writing and make a lot of grammar, spelling and other errors? Writing is a skill and improving it needs time, but you can reduce lots of errors by proofreading your articles.

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LimeWire recruits AVG – Notorious as a malware ghetto, LimeWire takes its first steps to integrate threat protection by signing on AVG to provide premium users with download scanning and blocking.

Why people really do care about privacy – It seems that every time I hear people telling me that privacy is just so Jim Reeves, it’s precisely those who stand to make quite a lot of money out of saying so.

Google Wave Extensions Gallery: A Single Place to Find Great Wave Extensions – One of Google Wave’s more powerful features is its extensions—small gadgets and doodads you can embed or include in waves to add great functionality. They used to be particularly difficult to hunt down and install, but no more.

FCC releases Internet speed test tool – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday launched a broadband test service to help consumers clock the speed of their Internet.

Google takes aim at Digg and Fark with Reader Play – Reader Play appears to be Google’s attempt at stealing some thunder from aggregators such as Digg, and Reddit, which regularly showcase the type of humorous videos and images that are found on Play.

Why Security Problems Persist at Microsoft – Microsoft might like its security problems to just go away, but they won’t. There’s no way Microsoft can eliminate most of the software flaws that invite new attacks.

Off Topic:

A Brief History of Pi – Everybody knows that the value of pi is 3.14…er, something, but how many people know where the ratio came from? Actually, the ratio came from nature–it’s the ratio between the circumference of a circle and its diameter, and it was always there, just waiting to be discovered.

25 Absurd and Funny Road Signs (That Will Make You Laugh) – Here is the list of 25 road signs, some funny, some totally absurd, from around the world.

Decoding An Ancient Computer: New Astonishing Truths – The mysterious mechanism was discovered in 1900 in the wreck of a Roman vessel off the Greek island of Antikythera. The ship held other treasures that were taken over by the Greek government, but one of the items retrieved by the divers was an odd-looking corroded lump of some kind.

Study: Short Blasts of Exercise as Good as Hours of Training – Less really can be more when it comes to exercise, scientists have discovered.

Today’s Quote:

“Some days you’re a bug, some days you’re a windshield”.

–    Price Cobb

Today’s Free Downloads:

Fiddler2 – Microsoft’s Fiddler2 is a Web Debugging Proxy utility that lets you “fiddle” with incoming or outgoing HTTP data. It logs all HTTP traffic between your PC and the Internet. You can use it to inspect two-way HTTP activity, set breakpoints, and more.

Camfrog Video Chat – If you’re sick of hopping from one chatware program to another, looking for the perfect mix of video, audio, and text socializing, CamFrog might be what you’re looking for.

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