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September Monthly Meeting

The September Monthly Meeting will be held Wednesday September 4 at 7pm Guest Topic: Australian Computer Society ICT Educators Our guest speaker for September is Catherine Newington who leads the ICT Educators Program and is the community’s moderator. Catherine is… Continue Reading…

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How Australia can make AI work for our economy, and for our people

Anthony Elliott, University of South Australia The idea of robots taking our jobs is not radically new. But artificial intelligence (AI) is now completely reorganising the global economy. Some estimates of productivity-driven economic growth conclude that AI will contribute approximately… Continue Reading…

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The Future of PC Update Publishing

Hugh Macdonald Over the years PC Update has been produced using many different software packages. These have included Corel Ventura, QuarkXPress, and Microsoft Word. For about the past six months, it has been produced using LibreOffice Writer. Neither LibreOffice or… Continue Reading…

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Book Review: Humble Pi

Tim McQueen Programmers, mathematicians, engineers and statisticians should all enjoy Humble Pi (a comedy of maths errors). Matt Parker is Australian and currently Engagement in Mathematics Fellow at Queen Mary University in London. The pages are numbered from 313 to… Continue Reading…

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Editorial September 2019

Hugh Macdonald Thank you, David Stonier-Gibson! I begin this month with a thank you to David, both for the stellar effort he has done over the past eighteen months in editing PC Update and for the help he is given… Continue Reading…

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Planning To Plan

David Stonier-Gibson The club’s Annual General Meeting will take place on 6th November. That is when we elect a new committee for the coming year. I have been nominated for President next year by John Hall (President), seconded by Stephen… Continue Reading…

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Science and Tech Group Report August 2019

David Stonier-Gibson Hydroponics at Moorabbin Lettuces? Basil? Radishes? What should we grow in our hydroponics setup?  Interestingly that is the question least occupying the minds of us young folk in the Science and Technology (Sci/Tech) SIG. OK, so at 73… Continue Reading…

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Time Machine: Sharp Actius A150 Ultra Light Notebook

John Oswald Every month we delve into the PC Update archive to take a look at what computing was like in the past…this month, a laptop review from July 1999. I have always wanted a portable computer, or at least… Continue Reading…

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East SIG Report August 2019

Neil Muller Paul Woolard opened the August meeting with sad news of the sudden passing of member Andre Rigoni. Illness to another member resulted in a call for a permanent volunteer to assist with the mid break tea/coffee preparations. Paul… Continue Reading…

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