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Settings – What happened to Control Panel?

Phil Sorrentino, Contributing Writer, The Computer Club, Florida Way back in the days of Windows 7, the Control Panel was the way we adjusted the operation of certain parts of the Operating System. Control Panel was easily found because it… Continue Reading…

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High-tech shortages loom as coronavirus shutdowns hit manufacturers

John L Hopkins, Swinburne University of Technology There are now more than 45,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus dubbed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (at February 13 2020), and the disease has caused at least 1,115 deaths. The impact… Continue Reading…

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I made bushfire maps from satellite data, and found a glaring gap in the preparedness of Australia

Wallace Boone Law, University of Adelaide On the night of January 9 2020, my wife and I secured our Kangaroo Island home and anxiously monitored the South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) website for bushfire advice. After many horrific weeks… Continue Reading…

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Curious Kids: why do we have a QWERTY keyboard instead of putting the letters in alphabetical order?

Geoff Cumming, La Trobe University Many other key arrangements have been tried. Some are claimed to be easier to learn or faster to use than QWERTY. But none has proved good enough to beat QWERTY. Flickr/Jeff Eaton, CC BY-SA Curious… Continue Reading…

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Try one of these bootable PC rescue media

Dick Maybach, Member, Brookdale Computer User Group, NJ Modern personal computers are complex assemblies of hardware and software. A problem in a single component can disable the entire system, and sometimes the reason isn’t evident. Often, you can boot the… Continue Reading…

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