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March monthly meeting guest

The March 2023 monthly meeting will be a hybrid (Zoom or Room) meeting. Our guest is Brendan Lewis. Title = “A story on Old people in America and Artificial Intelligence” Brendan Lewis is a seasoned technology leader with extensive experience… Continue Reading…

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Digital Transducers: What?

Phil Sorrentino, Contributing Writer, The Computer Club, FL Computer Input Devices are transducers. They convert the user’s physical actions into commands that the computer can understand and use. Technically speaking, a transducer is a device that converts one form of… Continue Reading…

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East SIG Report – November 2022

Neil Muller After welcoming members to the November meeting of East SIG, host Frank Maher outlined the night’s agenda below: Presentation 1: Q&A with Georg Skarbek Presentation 2: Reducing Vulnerability to Scams by John Swale Presentation 3: Man-in-the-Middle Scams by Dave Botherway… 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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ChatGPT – Product warrantees & consumer law

I quite often see posts on social media that suggest the poster is blissfully unaware of their rights under Australian consumer law. Don’t get fobbed off by a retailer who may well be ignorant of the law and your rights,… 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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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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Revisiting Chromebook

Hugh Macdonald I’ve used a Chromebook in the past and the premise of its operating system, Chrome OS is a great one. It’s a very lightweight operating system that doesn’t require premium CPUs, extensive amounts of memory, or large amounts… Continue Reading…

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