December 6, 2018 @ 7 pm
Keller Williams Realty
120 Bloomingdale Rd. ****location map****
White Plains, NY 10605
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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.
Oh, and one more
At every General Meeting we have door prize drawings.
This month's door prize:
HP motherboard in Antec case
AMD Phenom 9850
2.5GHz Quad Core
Windows 7 Ult. 64-bit (Compaq)
2 TB SATA hard drive
4.0GB DDR2 RAM
Libre Office 6.1
Keyboard & Mouse
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.
January 3, 2019 @ 7 pm
120 Bloomingdale Rd. ****location map***
White Plains, NY 10605
Do you like to travel and explore new places? Do maps puzzle you? Or do you want to learn more?
Ed Hicks of Orienteering Unlimited will illuminate the fascinating
world of cartography. He will explore navigation and map-handling
techniques, modern map-making procedures, map history and provide
practical information. The presentation will explore how map making
changed dramatically in recent years due to computers and technology.
Those in attendance will also get a chance to put into practice map
handling and navigation skills so they will feel comfortable reading
Ed discovered the sport of Orienteering while attending a conference in
1973. This experience dramatically changed his life. In 1979 he founded
Orienteering Unlimited, a company that provides navigation supplies,
training programs, and has produced a wide variety of maps. Ed has
conducted hundreds of workshops over the years. He bought his first
computer in 1979 and initiated computer education in his school. He is
a longtime member of WPCUG. Ed is also the North American service and
distributor for map-making software.
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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
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