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Thinking of buying a new TV? Bamboozled with the mass of technical terms? Lack of assistance by the sales staff when wanting explanations?
Yes, all of that so how do we choose the TV that is right for us and will last another 10 years?
It is a good thing to learn a little of the sort of things that will help to guide you to a better choice of set, because
That’s the end, finished, kaput. GooglePlus has finally closed for good.
Originally Google+ was touted to become an all encompassing social network which would shake Facebook and become its serious competitor.
Instead it never got the wings to really take off and the death knell came by way of the enormous data scandals of recent days which not only hit Facebook and cost them billions in fines, but as we now learn, Google has not been free of data leakage and they assess that half a million users’ private details have leaked into unauthorized hands.
According to the Wall Street Journal Google has known about this since March but has kept quiet about it. An internal memo which the paper has obtained shows that Google feared the political consequences of a disclosure. The company said that the problem wasn’t big enough to publicise, and that the data which was leaked wasn’t serious enough to make the breach public.
Last Monday Google nevertheless closed the whole GooglePlus setup.
It really is nearly 30 years since Tim Berners-Lee gave the World the beginnings of the World Wide Web that has changed the way we live, do business, work and entertain, just about everything in the way it has impacted society.
In New Zealand back in 1961 the first computer was installed at Treasury [an IBM] but it took 20 years to 1981 before IBM gave us the PC and Bill Gates gave us the MS-DOS that was the first operating platform for the Personal Computer.
You may even remember the Commodore 64, the cheaper computer everyone loved and 1/3rd of the cost of an Apple II and an IBM PC, it might even have been
At the AGM on 19 July, Teresa Urutia was elected Chairperson, Sue Connor, Secretary and David Salter, Treasurer. The following SeniorNet members were elected to the Executive Committee for the ensuing year. Barry Bailey, Peter Bunkall, James Heron, Peter Jones, Veronica Kemp, Brian Milne, Shona Spicer, Patrick Stephens, Peter Thomson. If you want to see the various roles and responsibilities assigned to the Committee Members this year, click here. The Guest Speaker was Roger Currier, the President of U3A who reviewed the many interesting facts about YouTube.
Honorary Membership recognises those Members who have provided meritorious service to SeniorNet Kapiti and have been an Executive Member or a Tutor for a minimum of 10 years. Continue reading