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ChatGPT could be an effective and affordable tutor

Anne Trumbore, University of Virginia Imagine a private tutor that never gets tired, has access to massive amounts of data and is free for everyone. In 1966, Stanford philosophy professor Patrick Suppes did just that when he made this prediction:… Continue Reading…

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Darwin awards

Yes, it’s that magical time of year again when the Darwin Awards are bestowed, honouring the least evolved among us. Here is the glorious winner: When his .38 caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up… Continue Reading…

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Online stumble-ons

Some interesting things I’ve stumbled into recently roaming the Internet. Do you know any languages other than English? This site gives an indication of how difficult various languages are to learn. https://thelanguagenerds.com/2019/map-reveals-how-long-takes-to-learn-different-languages/ Apple’s enormous profit margins on iPhones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GZWn5Z1BTY Want to know… Continue Reading…

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Using Google

A little bit of frivolity. Did you know that Google Search has a few extras built in? Well, a lot of extras but we will just look at a few. Open a Google search page on your computer and type… Continue Reading…

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President’s Report February 2023

As this is my first President’s Report for 2023, I’d like to begin by wishing all members a Happy New Year. I hope your Christmas and New Year break was a happy and safe one. Some of the things that… Continue Reading…

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Facebook and Instagram are bombarding young people with targeted alcohol, gambling and unhealthy food ads

Alliance for Gambling Reform https://www.agr.org.au/ Facebook and Instagram are bombarding young people with targeted ads for alcohol, gambling and unhealthy food, new data shows, prompting calls for reform to protect young people from harmful digital marketing. Researchers at the University of… Continue Reading…

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Publishing Information

The newsletter of Melbourne PC User Group Suite 26, Level 1, 479 Warrigal Road Moorabbin 3189 Office hours 9.30am – 4.30pm (Mon-Friday) Email [email protected] ABN 43 196 519 351 Victorian Association Registration A0003293V Editor David Stonier-Gibson ([email protected]) Technical Editors Roger… Continue Reading…

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From the editor’s keyboard

  So, I’m back to editing the newsletter. Hugh Macdonald became President, and I have taken this one burden off his shoulders. But it’s in a much changed format, as pioneered by Hugh. I hope I’ve managed to cobble it… Continue Reading…

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All Melbourne PC User Group members now have Google Workspace. So what?

Greg Eden, [email protected] The transition is complete. Our email is working. Our [email protected] accounts are functioning in Outlook or Thunderbird. All is well, thank you – the end. But that is not the end, that is just the start. This… Continue Reading…

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