Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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Just Why Is Golf So Good? | Beginner Golf Tips

A lot of people around the world play golf and it is safe to say that over the past few years golf has really kicked off thanks to sportsman like Tiger Woods. is there anything that makes the sport a great one to play? well yes there is and here are some of those great reasons.


No Fights


you will never see a fight in golf, not unless you are watching happy gilmore and this is great. the sport really does need to be proud of something like this. Golf is one of the sports that set a great example to kids which means you can take a kid to a golf game and know for a fact there will not be any fighting, loud jeering or swearing of any kind. In this respect I think golf really is a great thing for children to look to and it helps to make it a great sport.




so many people think that golf is a lazy sport, this is not true. Not everyone uses that  golf battery to get around. In fact most people will skip those lithium golf batteries altogether and walk the course. you get a lot of exercise if you are playing a round of 18 and you are walking the course, it can really help with things. Things like electric golf trolley batteriesare useful for people that perhaps cannot manage the whole course on foot and this is also where golf carts come into it.




another surprising fact to many people is that golf is a fun sport to play which is why so many people play it!.


if you are still not sure the thing I would do is to give it a try!

In the end, the choice to do something like this is yours!

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Facebook glitch let spammer post to walls - Good Gear Guide

A clever spammer found a glitch in Facebook's photo upload system and used it to post thousands of unwanted Wall messages this week.

Facebook confirmed the bug Friday, after notifying affected users of the issue.

Andrew Jones was one of the victims. He thought that his Facebook account had been hijacked Sunday after a friend pointed out a spam message on his wall. He quickly changed his password, but worried that some of his other e-mail accounts might have been taken over too. "No other signs of compromise were visible, and I concluded the most likely scenario was a public computer I had used recently had some type of malware on it," he told the IDG News Service via e-mail.

Turns out that the problem was all Facebook's.

"Earlier this week, we discovered a bug in the code that processes photos as they're uploaded. This bug caused us not to make the correct checks when determining whether a photo should be posted to a person's profile," Facebook said Friday in an e-mailed statement. "We quickly worked to resolve the issue and fixed it shortly after discovering it. For a short period of time before it was fixed, a single spammer was able to post photos to people's profiles that they hadn't approved."

Most of the messages promised "Free iPhones," a common spam message on Facebook these days. The free iPhone and iPad messages generally take users to websites where they are instructed to fill out marketing surveys or sign up for product subscriptions. Victims have reported having their phone numbers inundated with calls after filling out these surveys.

Facebook says that the spammer hit thousands of profiles before the company removed the spammy photos and notified affected users. No accounts were compromised as a result of the bug, Facebook said.

People whose Walls were hit with the spam got a notice from Facebook's security team, reading:

"For a few hours on Sunday, there was a spamming incident on Facebook. During this time, photos -- mostly of supposedly 'free' iPhones -- were posted to some people's Walls, including yours. We've removed the photo from your Wall and fixed the issue that allowed spammers to do this. We're sorry about the photo, but can assure you that this did not affect the security of your account in any way."

Spammers love Facebook because users are more likely to click on Facebook messages and wall posts than on links in unsolicited e-mail messages.

This week, Facebook introduced new controls that allow users to see if unauthorized computers have been used to log into their accounts.

But spammers will keep trying to use Facebook, according to Chris Boyd, a senior researcher with security vendor GFI Software.

The spam images used by this "Free iPod" spammer can be highly effective, he said. "Image spam is a great way for scammers to promote fake applications and surveys," he said via instant message. "An individual likely to fall for something like this will probably be more attracted by a nice picture than a random spam-link."

Robert McMillan covers computer security and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Robert on Twitter at @bobmcmillan. Robert's e-mail address is robert_mcmillan@idg.com

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