Don't forget to renew your membership for
See the Membership link in the column at the
left for instructions and a membership application form.
General Meetings are held at 5:00 p.m. on the
second Tuesday of each month in the computer classroom at
the Almaden Community Center, 6445 Camden Avenue, San Jose,
California. The classroom is on the second floor. For a map,
click here, and for
directions to the classroom click here.
For a list of meeting speakers and topics for
the year, click the Meetings link in column on the left.
May General Meeting -- 5/12/2015
We will see a podcast from the Triangulation series hosted
by Leo Laporte. Leo will interview Mark Goodman, author of a
new book, Future
Crimes. The discussion will be about the global
threat posed by malicious software being deployed by
organized crime and government agencies around the world.
Leo and Mark will discuss the recent targeted attacks
against major corporations, such as Target and Sony
Pictures, and they will conclude with some ideas of how we
all can reduce the threat of malicious attacks against our
personal computer files, finances, and identities.
April General Meeting -- 4/14/2015
Subject: Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview
Speaker: DeForrest Home
DeForrest will bring a computer on which he has
installed the latest version of the Windows 10 Pro Technical
Preview. He will show the new interface and demonstrate some
of the new features of the next Windows upgrade.
March General Meeting -- 3/10/2015
Subject: The Nexus 7 Tablet
Speaker: Walt Cole
Walt will talk about and demonstrate his Nexus 7 tablet,
2013 edition, with the latest Android operating system,
Can Your Car be Hacked?
Read an interesting blog by Bob Rankin about how
vulnerable some of the new cars are to having their controls
hacked from the outside. Hackers could potentially take over
a car's engine, breaks, steering, or even windshield wipers.
Read the blog here: http://bit.ly/autohacking
Printer and Monitor Calibration File
Take a look at the new printer and monitor calibration
file contributed by Ed Mueller. Click the link in the column
on the left.
Sixty years of star parties with the San
Jose Astronomical Association
On September 19th the San Jose Mercury News printed an
article about the San Jose Astronomical Association. The
article highlighted some of the activities that our club
postmaster, Jim Van Nuland, is doing to bring the
Association's Outreach Program to the schools. Jim visits
schools in San Jose and neighboring cities and sets up
telescopes for night viewing activities. You can read the
article at http://goo.gl/BSCYyF.
Farewell Paper Newsletter
The PC Club newsletter, "Bits and PCs," is available to
club members on the club web site. The
newsletters are in PDF format, so you can use the free Adobe Reader to view/zoom/print pages
or the entire newsletter.
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PC Health Check
Due to the smaller size of our new
meeting room, we will no longer be able to provide a PC
Health Check at our meetings. However, information about
software that members can use to do their own PC health
check is at
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