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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 237

K. Edward Lynch: What’s the difference between restarting and shutting down my computer?

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                                                    Photo by CDC on Unsplash

News Item:   America’s vaccine rollout has been among the best in the world

News Item:   New malware found on 30,000 Macs has security pros stumped

News Item:   Passing the $1 trillion mark, Bitcoin is almost as big as Google

News Item:   NVIDIA limits RTX 3060 crypto speeds as it introduces mining cards

News Item:   In Nevada desert, a technology firm aims to be a government

News Item:   Coca-Cola company trials first paper bottle

News Item:   Bitcoin consumes ‘more electricity than Argentina’

News Item:   LastPass to limit fans of free password manager to one device type only – computer or mobile – from next month

News Item:   How the rich got richer: Reddit trading frenzy benefited Wall Street elite

News Item:   Using whale songs to image beneath the ocean’s floor


Q&A with CIPCUG Session 235

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo   Should I install “optional quality update” 2021-01 (KB4598291)?

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo   I think we’ve been hit by malware or spyware on an android system. How do you recommend we approach this?

News Item:   Fewer Children Are Attending School, Remotely and In Person

News Item:   How the NFL’s on-player RFID tags are quietly revolutionizing football

News Item:   Plex Media servers are being abused for DDoS attacks

News Item:   Google launches News Showcase in Australia against Media Bargaining Code backdrop

News Item:   U.S. senators propose limiting liability shield for social media platforms

News Item:   Samsung considers Austin for $17 bln chip plant -documents

News Item:   Nevada bill would allow tech companies to create governments

News Item:   Million-dollar driverless racing challenge coming to Indianapolis

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 234

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Lisa Toth   I’ve set up folders in my email. I am using Edge.  I’d say 80 percent of the time things go as planned and mail goes to the correct folder.  But there are always some that come to my in box even tho I have set a rule to go to a specific folder.

Lisa Toth   Is there a way to combine several tabs into one?  I have several tabs open that are related and I’d like to combine them into one.

News Item: HTML includes Easter egg for coders

News Item:   Mediacom Warns Top 0.05% of Uploaders to Cut It Out, Cites Network “Stress”

News Item:   Insider Attack on Home Surveillance Systems

News Item:   Facebook ‘Supreme Court’ Orders Social Network To Restore 4 Posts In 1st Rulings

News Item:   President Biden names Jessica Rosenworcel acting FCC chair

News Item:   Treasury nominee Yellen is looking to curtail use of cryptocurrency

News Item:   As Adobe Flash stops running, so do some railroads in China

News Item:   WallStreetBets isn’t robbing Wall Street to help the little guy





Q&A with CIPCUG Session 233

Andy Toth   I have a Cannon Printer purchased 16 months ago. I can scan documents very easily. However to print, I have to re-install the printer drivers each time. It is annoying and I’m considering e-waste. Any Ideas?

Lisa Toth   I’ve just spent a very frustrating 2 hours trying to sign in to my new insurance plan.  I did everything the tech

people told me to do.  Finally one of them asked me which browser I was using.  I told her Edge of course.  After discussing other options, The only other browser I have installed is Firefox.  After switching to Firefox, all went as expected. I now many have several browsers installed and I’m wondering how many we should have.  The ins company said they recommend Chrome.

Andy Toth   I am trying to install Office 2019. The CIPCUG purchased product was downloaded and copied to CD. The new computer has no CD drive.

News Item:   Goodbye and good riddance to the 16:9 aspect ratio

News Item:   LG considers exiting smartphones in 2021

News Item:   Microsoft Edge gets a password generator, leaked credentials monitor

News Item:   EU lawmakers want Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google CEOs at Feb. 1 hearing

News Item:   Russian government warns of US retaliatory cyberattacks

News Item:   Google: We’ll shut down Australian search before we pay news sites for links

News Item:   Google agrees to pay French news sites to send them traffic

News Item:   Monkeys in Bali know how much we love our smartphones



Q&A with CIPCUG Session 232

Craig Ladd   Never heard of Signal messaging – what can they offer

Lisa Toth   How can I fix the way FB is displaying on my Surface Pro?

News Item:   Hackers bypassed MFA to access cloud service accounts

News Item:   The Internet’s Biggest Darknet Just Got Taken Down

News Item:   Tech replaces a car’s instrument panel with a holographic display

News Item:   Samsung inadvertently uses iPhone to tweet Galaxy promo

News Item:   Russia may fine citizens who use SpaceX’s Starlink Internet service

News Item:   Investigation into Google’s ‘Privacy Sandbox’ browser changes

News Item:   France’s online ad lobbies file antitrust complaint against Apple

News Item:   French lawmakers pass controversial bill that restricts the publication of images of police

News Item:   Angela Merkel in surprising reaction to Trump’s Twitter ban

News Item:   Walking on leash breached Quebec’s Covid curfew

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 231

Lisa Toth   There is a move afoot to leave FB for other social sites promising not to monetize  subscribers.

News Item:   WhatsApp: Share your data with Facebook or delete your account

News Item:   Wi-Fi’s biggest upgrade in decades is starting to arrive

News Item:   Bitcoin soars to $40,000, doubling in less than a month

News Item:   Researchers close in on ‘universal’ flu vaccine as COVID-19 fight takes priority

News Item:   Chip Shortage Hits Global Automakers

News Item:   Sci-Hub Founder Criticizes Sudden Twitter Ban Over  “Counterfeit” Content

News Item:   Tesla closes day as fifth most valuable U.S. company, passing Facebook

News Item:   Lenovo’s ThinkReality AR glasses can project virtual desktops into your eyes

News Item:   The US economy lost 140,000 jobs in December.  Women lost 156,000

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 230

The Stig:  Why is anti-trust inappropriate for tech?

News Item:   Companies Are Fleeing California. Blame Bad Government.

News Item:   House overrides Trump veto, defying demand to repeal Section 230

News Item:   Your Most-Played Song of 2020 on Spotify Is … ?

News Item:   Ten-Year Long Study Confirms No Link Between Playing Violent Video Games as Early as Ten Years Old and Aggressive Behavior

News Item:   Pandemic-boosted remote workforce may be in for a shock at tax time

News Item:   Police turn to car data to destroy suspects’ alibis

News Item:   Brexit deal mentions Netscape browser and Mozilla Mail

News Item:   Are old-school magnetic tapes the data storage medium of the future?


Q&A with CIPCUG Session 229


Lisa Toth   Tell me why a new piece of electronics big or small are so hard to set up and get working. Why does following the instructions not produce the results expected. Why is it that the picture in the leaflet or the screen online does not match what you see before you?


Nuro R2


Lisa Toth   I got a new charge 4 Fitbit tracker watch. I have not yet gotten it set up. I follow the instructions but what I see is not what I am supposed to see.

News Item:   Car crashes killed 36,096 people in the US in 2019

News Item:   ExamSoft Flags One-Third of California Bar Exam Test Takers for Cheating

News Item:   Nuro becomes first company to receive commercial autonomous vehicle permit from California DMV

News Item:   Oracle’s Hidden Hand Is Behind the Google Antitrust Lawsuits

News Item:   Laptops, desktop sales see ‘renaissance;’ shortages won’t ease until 2022

News Item:   Twitter to wipe Trump’s followers before Biden handover

News Item:   Microsoft is designing its own ARM-based processor for Surface and cloud servers

News Item:   Windows 10 Cloud PC: What is known about Microsoft’s new service

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 228

Lisa Toth   I think my surface may be failing.  This morning the screen started flashing, it isn’t doing it right now.  Plus text

content such as this post shows the characters as if I were seeing double. One on top of the other slightly offset.

Lisa Toth   Computing involves hardware, software and now apps. Then there is the operating system. Is that software or some other thing? Some of the hardware requires drivers.

News Item:   Where US Tech Workers Are Moving: New LinkedIn Data vs. the Narrative

News Item:   The internet is changing human migration patterns

News Item:   GitHub will ban passwords next year for authenticating Git operations

News Item:   Boy surprises mom with massive in-app purchase bill

News Item:   Global chip shortage threatens production of laptops, smartphones and more

News Item:   Facebook hits back at Apple with second critical newspaper ad

News Item:   Solarwinds hack much more targeted than originally thought

News Item:   Donald Trump really did protect his Twitter account with MAGA2020! Password

News Item:   45 million medical scans from hospitals all over the world left exposed online for anyone to view – some servers were laced with malware

Dr. Bunny

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