November 1, 2018 @ 7 pm
Keller Williams Realty
120 Bloomingdale Rd. ****location map****
White Plains, NY 10605
Plan now to attend!
knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha will be demonstrated by our Michael Metz
in a presentation at this month’s General Meeting.
While Google sorts relevant articles and videos, Wolfram Alpha is great
at assembling factual knowledge into a user friendly and interactive
report, unlike Google’s results. This is extremely helpful for searches
in a wide array of subjects on science, math, sports, finance,
geography, history, food, and many more. The basic version of the
Wolfram Alpha search engine is free for personal noncommercial use.
WPCUG member Michael Metz has a background as an optical physicist,
holographer, entrepreneur, computer consultant, teacher, trainer,
software developer, and medical device quality systems expert. He is
also an accomplished acoustic folk guitarist and musician. Mike
volunteers as a community ambassador for Wolfram Research.
Oh, and one more
At every General Meeting we have door prize drawings.
This month's door prize:
ASUS Transformer Book
2-in-1 Laptop/Tablet combo
Intel Atom Quad Core 1.86GHz
2GB DDR3 RAM
32GB eMMC 'hard drive'
Windows 8.1 32-bit (Asus)
2GB MicroSD storage
draw prize is open to members only but non- members can easily join at
front desk to be eligible for the drawing. Only $50 per year per
family with the winner taking home this computer.
December 6, 2018 @ 7 pm
120 Bloomingdale Rd. ****location map***
White Plains, NY 10605
and Heather Turnbull will take us on a digital camera shopping tour at
the Dec. 6 General Meeting. Just in time for the holiday gift season,
they will discuss digital cameras from phones to DSLRs (digital single
lens reflex). Besides discussing what’s available, what’s new, and
what’s intriguing, they will share their personal experiences on what
cameras would be a perfect gift! Their presentation also will touch
briefly on the history of cameras.
WPCUG members Allan and Heather Turnbull are steeped in photography and
run our digital photography workshop on the fourth Thursday of each
month. Allan retired from MTA and is a longtime photography enthusiast.
Heather is an art school graduate, who later worked at MetLife in its
graphics department. Back in the day, they remember bringing their kids
to an Apple computer club where they used early Macintosh computers and
its predecessor—the Lisa.
Starting in September 2018 - Topics
The following topics will be covered during a series of monthly on-going workshops on virtualization.
Come join us. Find out, on your existing computer, how to:
- Do your banking or any other sensitive activities in a clean, safe environment
- Run old software that is incompatible with your current operating system
- Safely visit dated, insecure websites (i.e. http, not https)
- Run a second copy of a software application with different credentials or a different configuration
- Make a backup of your “second computer” by simply copying a folder
- Try new software without fear of infection
- Try a new or old version of an operating system
- Run macOS on Windows or Windows on macOS
- Test software in a variety of operating systems or environments
your environment at will - add a second disk, lessen the amount of
memory, add a printer, install potentially conflicting software, etc.
You can do all of the above without a spare computer and without
compromising your existing computer. You will be using a software
application that emulates another computer. This is called
For a schedule of these topics and other events - see our calendar.
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WPCUG - Newsletter
The November 2018 Westchester
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Operation Clean Slate
In the last several years, the use of
malicious software (malware) by online criminals has emerged as a
global cybersecurity threat. Of the available intrusion devices, the
“bot,” or Web robot, is particularly pervasive, allowing an attacker to
take control remotely of
a compromised computer or computers. Invisible to victims, these
networks, called “botnets,” can include hundreds of thousands of
machines around the world, controlled by a cyber criminal, or “bot
herder.” . Read
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