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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

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 227

Lisa Toth   Found this ‘new’ MeWe social network. Anyone heard of it?

Toby Scott   Just got a call from the “FBI” saying there was a warrant out for my arrest in Texas and that failure to hit 1 on my phone would result in me being labeled a “fugitive”.  I’m supposed to believe this is how the FBI does business.  Sending recorded messages out without naming anyone and telling them they are going to be arrested.  OK, FBI, come and get me.

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo  Just got the same call

News Item:   Microsoft will begin forced upgrades of Windows 10 for some users this month

News Item:   Brave Introduces Brave Today, the Privacy-Preserving News Reader Integrated Into the Browser

News Item:   Oblivious DoH: Cloudflare supports new privacy, security-focused DNS standard

News Item:   Ad-scamming, login-stealing Windows malware is hitting Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Yandex browsers, says Microsoft

News Item:   Big tech firms to face 6% fines if breach new EU content rules

News Item:   Windows 10X is arriving next year: What we know so far

News Item:   Court orders encrypted email biz Tutanota to build a backdoor in user’s mailbox, founder says ‘this is absurd’

News Item:   China’s WeChat blocks Australian PM in doctored image dispute

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 226

Lisa Toth   I am having trouble with One Note.  Since I updated to the most current version and it merged with my old version I am missing a lot of stuff.  Sometimes the ‘section’ is there but nothing is in it even though I know there was something there before.

News Item:    Microsoft Teams stopped working for millions

News Item:    FBI: You may be a money mule and not even know it

News Item:    Warner Bros. to Debut Entire 2021 Film Slate on HBO Max and In Theaters

News Item:    E.U. Privacy Rule Would Rein In the Hunt for Online Child Sexual Abuse

News Item:    Cases against Facebook are reportedly coming… when FTC decides how

News Item:    China probe successfully lands on moon for sample collection

News Item:    Trump signs order on principles for U.S. government AI use

News Item:    DeepMind AI handles protein folding


Q&A with CIPCUG Session 225

Microsoft Latte


Lisa Toth   I participate in a covid 19 survey by Stanford Medical.  Everyday they send me a reminder. I click on the survey button and take the short survey.  This morning no matter where I clicked the link did nothing.  So I right clicked on it, looked at the code

and style sheet.  I could see that it should work.  So I exited the code and tried the button again.  This time it worked!!!  I didn’t try to change anything I just looked at it.

News Item:    Pushed by Pandemic, Amazon Goes on a Hiring Spree

News Item:    Microsoft’s ‘Project Latte’ aims to bring Android apps to Windows 10source

News Item:    European Parliament vote takes another big step toward ‘right to repair’ rules

News Item:    Chinese police have seized $4.2 billion cryptos from PlusToken Ponzi crackdown

News Item:    Facebook’s Libra could launch in January

News Item:    China has more cress-border traffic than US

News Item:    UK to set up ‘pro-competition’ regulator to put limits on big tech

News Item:    Russia wants to ban social media sites discriminating against Russian news outlets

News Item:    Tired of mockery, Austrian village changes name

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 224

From the Meeting:  What is a NAS drive and do I need one?

From the Meeting:  What are options for USB for laptops?

From the Meeting:  How should I back up photos?

News Item:    Google Pay relaunch transforms it into a full-fledged financial service

News Item:    Microsoft Teams takes on Zoom with free all-day video calling on the web

News Item:    GitHub reinstates YouTube-dl, promises to overhaul DMCA reviews

News Item:    Apple drops its cut of App Store revenues from 30% to 15% for some developers

News Item:    S&P 500 adds Tesla, sending stock price soaring

News Item:    Google, Facebook and Twitter threaten to leave Pakistan over censorship law

News Item:    OpenStreetMap is Having a Moment

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 223

Lisa Toth   This morning I discovered the star on the right side of the URL cell when on the internet.  ( cannot remember

the name at all!). I saved a couple of sites to it.  So my question is:  How do I find the favorites I have saved?

Vic Johnson   What’s this “Wi-Fi over power”?

Lisa Toth   I was perusing a Costco ad and got to the computer and tablet section.  I noticed there were also a few towers for

sale.  That surprised me but it is possible to personalize them with added hardware.  Suddenly I thought: “Will there come a time that the add on hardware boards etc. will just be apps?”

News Item:    Malwarebytes is kicking Windows printers offline

News Item:    Microsoft is investigating undeletable emails

News Item:    Scammers impersonating the IRS threaten victims with legal action

News Item:    Your Computer Isn’t Yours

News Item:    Six Reasons Why Google Maps Is the Creepiest App On Your Phone

News Item:    Microsoft warns against SMS, voice calls for multi-factor authentication: Try something that can’t be SIM swapped

News Item:    The Security Failures of Online Exam Proctoring




Q&A with CIPCUG Session 222

Lisa Toth   Every time I try to log into a Microsoft account my password doesn’t work.  I end up creating a new password and using my current code.  In Password I have a couple of versions of Microsoft passwords.  My Skype username is my phone number. So

now I can get into Skype. I’m relieved about that but, next time I need to log into one of the

other accounts like MS Edge?

Nancy Ambrose   I cannot print from Windows 10. I go to windows 7.  Windows 10 does not recognize my printer and seems not to activate the default button.  Is there a way to keep windows 7 safe?

Ed Lynch   Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections. Check the proxy settings to make sure tha

t they are correct. Contact your network administrator to make sure the proxy server is working.

News Item:    Windows 10 20H2 LSASS crash issue causes forced reboot

News Item:    Windows 7 won’t die, still second most popular operating system

News Item:    Microsoft: Windows 10 1809 reaches end of service next week

News Item:    QBot phishing lures victims using US election interference emails

News Item:    Amazon reviews: 42% may be fake, independent monitor says.

News Item:    Privacy-focused Brave browser grew over 130% in the past year

News Item:    The feds just seized Silk Road’s $1 billion stash of bitcoin

News Item:    Debt collectors will soon be allowed to reach you by text or on Facebook


Q&A with CIPCUG Session 221

Tony Pizza   I was offered the 20H2 update, so installed it today, 11/1. The system info showed installed 5/31/2020. Is it

properly installed?

News Item:    Microsoft begins to finally kill off Internet Explorer

News Item:    FTC receives almost 2 million robocall complaints in nine months

News Item:    Therapy patients blackmailed for cash after clinic data breach

News Item:    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman got served a lawsuit via WhatsApp

News Item:    Mac users unable to print after Apple revoked HP certificate

News Item:    Microsoft plans big Windows 10 UI refresh in 2021 codenamed ‘Sun Valley’

News Item:    Elon Musk’s SpaceX will ‘make its own laws on Mars’

News Item:    The Only Man to Be Buried on the Moon

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 220

Lisa Toth   I seem to remember that at one time, data was transmitted over the internet in packet

s of info.  How many packets depended on how much data was being transmitted at a time.  Is that still true? If dialup is being used how is the data translated into the packets.

News Item:    Quibi streaming service shutting down after less than 1 year

News Item:    Global Privacy Control

News Item:    Towards a next generation cloud for Europe

News Item:    Schrems II – what next for data transfers?

News Item:    APD Homicide Detectives, use Crime Stoppers Tips and Drone Technology to Arrest Suspect in Murder of Thomas Jefferson Byrd

News Item:    What we know about the DOJ’s antitrust case against Google so far

News Item:    Microsoft’s new data center in a box will use SpaceX Starlink broadband

News Item:    Windows 20H2 out — for some

Dr. Bunny

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