East SIG Report May 2021

Neil Muller Host Paul Woolard opened the May meeting again via Zoom. This month he was seated with a small audience at Eley Road Hall, our normal meeting place before the pandemic hit. This being the first hybrid meeting from… Continue Reading…

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DOTW Winners May 2021

Roger Brown DOTW is a lighthearted look at some of the sillier events of the week. Don’t take it too seriously and do pop over to Chit Chat and vote each week. Thanks to those of our members who occasionally… Continue Reading…

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Yammer Highlights May 2021

Dennis Parsons In Memory of Judy Bednar We had a terrible shock when we heard that a long-time member, Judy Bednar, had been murdered in her home and her son subsequently arrested. She was well known to many members through… Continue Reading…

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Best Practice Backups for your Operating System

Hugh Macdonald Last month in PC Update we published an article by Dan Douglas on backing up in Windows. While this presented a method that would work if members followed the advice, there are more up to date methods that… Continue Reading…

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US lawmakers are taking a massive swipe at big tech. If it lands, the impact will be felt globally

Katharine Kemp, UNSW Five antitrust laws proposed in the United States aim to aggressively rein in the market power of “big tech” companies and change the way they do business. The set of bills, introduced on June 11, targets the… Continue Reading…

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How an app to decrypt criminal messages was born ‘over a few beers’ with the FBI

David Tuffley, Griffith University Australian and US law enforcement officials on Tuesday announced they’d sprung a trap three years in the making, catching major international crime figures using an encrypted app. More than 200 underworld figures in Australia have been… Continue Reading…

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Monthly Meeting June 2021

The June 2021 Monthly Meeting was held online on Wednesday 2nd June 2021, with almost 100 members in attendance via Zoom. This was the program for the evening: Guest Speakers: Dr Kirsten Ellis, Nathan Sherburn Panel discussion “Learning in Lockdown”… Continue Reading…

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Editorial June 2021

Hugh Macdonald Welcome to the June 2021 edition of PC Update. As Melbourne has once again found itself in Covid lockdown, there is not a lot to report this month from a club perspective. The Monthly Meeting transitioned back to… Continue Reading…

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Building a CNC Router (Part 2)

Dave Williams This is the second part of a series of articles on Dave Williams’ experience of building a CNC (computerised numerical control) router, which is an automated cutting machine that can be used on materials such as wood, composites,… Continue Reading…

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