OUR NEXT MEETING
All meetings are free and open to the public
The next meeting is Tuesday, September 1st at 7:00 PM in Multi-Use Room 3 at the Fort Collins Senior Center.
You are working away on your computer, something happens, and suddenly nothing works. Windows has "crashed." Considering the frustration that causes, that word "crashed" seems very appropriate.
OK, so what do you do? Well . . . there are several things you can—and should—do. And there are several things you should NOT do.
Plan to attend the September FRPCUG General Forum meeting to learn what those "DOs" and "DON'Ts" are in order to recover from a crashed Windows system.
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Odds and Ends of Computer and Technology News—September 2015
Bringing your own smartphone to Verizon: What you need to know
". . . Verizon eliminated contracts and the subsidies for smartphones that went with those contracts."
Flamboyant Tesla Watch steampunkifies your wrist
"You might notice the two vacuum tube-style LEDs protruding from the top of the watch. These are controlled with a mad scientist-style on/off switch. You'll probably just want to leave them on all the time."
8 sci-fi ideas that might become science fact pretty soon (pictures)
"We're still not holding our breath for ubiquitous hoverboards or flying cars, but we could soon see a breathing woolly mammoth. Plus, seven other crazy things that sound impossible today."
NSA wants encryption that fends off quantum computing hacks
"[NSA] Officials have begun planning a transition to "quantum resistant" encryption that can't be cracked as quickly as conventional algorithms."
Chrome will block obnoxious Flash ads starting September 1st
". . . a Chrome update coming on September 1st would make Flash-blocking the default state for users."
ASK YOUR QUESTION
Our Monthly Meetings provide an open forum for questions on PC hardware and software; or anything digital, from your mobile phone to your music player. We welcome all questions, whether you are a beginner or an expert.
PAST MEETING PRESENTATIONS
Presentation material from selected past meetings is available on the Meeting Presentations page.
You will find information on such topics as eReaders, backup techniques, burning CDs and DVDs—and much more.
PAST MEETING TOPICS
You really are invited to our meetings. The meeting topics are prepared for the general public. They are NOT just for the PhD computer scientist. Would you like to know what kinds of topics are presented at our meetings? Check out this list of Past Meeting Topics.