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Making Over the Training Room

You probably haven’t been to the club in a while(thanks for everything, COVID), so your recollection of the training room might be outdated. The room was originally configured as part of our club’s move into our Moorabbin premises, it was… Continue Reading…

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We developed tools to study cancer in Tasmanian devils. They could help fight disease in humans

Andrew S. Flies, University of Tasmania; Amanda L. Patchett, University of Tasmania; Bruce Lyons, University of Tasmania, and Greg Woods, University of Tasmania Emerging infectious diseases, including COVID-19, usually come from non-human animals. However our understanding of most animals’ immune… Continue Reading…

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Editorial July 2020

Hugh Macdonald Hello and welcome to the (more than a little bit overdue) July 2020 edition of PC Update. Like a fine Scotch whisky, I’ve left it in the barrel a bit longer this month. Hopefully richer flavours are the… Continue Reading…

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Monthly Meeting July 2020

The July 2020 Monthly Meeting was held online on Wednesday 1st July 2020, with over 100 members in attendance. This was the program for the evening: John Hall: The Video Production SIG John will talk about how the lockdown has affected… Continue Reading…

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How Australian supercomputers crunched the numbers to guide our bushfire and pandemic response

NCI Australia, Author provided Sean Smith, Australian National University and Mark Stickells, CSIRO As 2020 began, Australia was stunned by the worst bushfires on record. Six months later we are weathering the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. This year, perhaps… Continue Reading…

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2.5 billion dollars lost over a decade as Nigerian princes lose their sheen but scams are on the rise

Cassandra Cross, Queensland University of Technology Last year, Australians reported more than A$634 million lost to fraud, a significant jump from $489.7 million the year before. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released its latest annual Targeting Scams… Continue Reading…

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Book Review

Tim McQueen Radio Girl David Dufty Allen & Unwin 302 Pages There is a great deal of similarity between the early days of radio here in Australia and the beginnings of home computing. The Metropolitan Radio Club (Sydney) was one… Continue Reading…

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Images of Melbourne PC User Group

George Skarbek Photo: ‘Social Interaction before lockdown’ by George Skarbek Photo: ‘Social interaction after lockdown’ by George Skarbek From left to right the Melb PC members in this photo taken by George Skarbek are: John Swale – Secretary for 13… Continue Reading…

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Yammer Highlights June 2020

Dennis Parsons All Company There was a flurry of activity (panic?) around the announcement of the inadvertent mass deletion of e-mails from many of our e-mail accounts. A few of us got stuck in fairly promptly and manually recovered our… Continue Reading…

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