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Arlington & Fairfax Sessions -
Arlington Meetings in Person!
Fairfax In-Person Requirements
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Arlington Email: arlmtgs(at)patacs.org      Fairfax Email: ffxmtg(at)patacs.org

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PATACS - Arlington
Wednesday, October 4th, 2023, 7 PM

Please Come Early & Help with Meeting Setup!

Meeting Location: Carlin Hall Community Center,
5711 S. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22204
Zoom Session: Details Sent via Email
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Presentation by Rob Truman
Computer Booters of Sun Lakes

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HAVE YOUR COMPUTER QUESTIONS ANSWERED!

The program planners for our First Wednesday PATACS meetings in Arlington are looking for topics that members would like to have explored or questions answered - this is your opportunity to have a say in topics addressed at this meeting. This is a smaller meeting than the Fairfax meeting, and it allows for much more interaction between members than is possible in Fairfax. And there's the post-meeting Pizza and Salad SIG, the post-meeting social at a nearby restaurant - another value-added feature of your membership! Please send your suggestions to our meeting program planners at arlmtgpgm@patacs.org.


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Arlington Email: arlmtgs(at)patacs.org      Fairfax Email: ffxmtg(at)patacs.org


OPCUG / PATACS Joint Meeting,
Saturday, Oct 21st, 1 PM  3rd Saturday

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Agenda / Meeting Info

In Person Requirements -
OLLI Health and Safety Protocols

Coffee, Soda and Individual Snack Packages will be available.


 

Time and Time Measurement

Presented by
Lorrin Garson

Time controls our lives: when to get up, go to work, have lunch, plan birthdays, celebrate holidays, plant corn, etc. These are the simple things. Time defines the length of a meter and our foot, yard, and mile. Time determines exactly where on earth we are located. "What is the time" is easy to answer-10:42 AM. But "what is time"-is surprisingly complex and difficult to explain.

Lorrin Garson had a long career in technical publishing of chemical information. His presentations to our computer groups are famous for their thorough research and clarity in explaining topics such as cryptography, encryption of personal data, cloud storage and the origins of personal computers.



Learn in 30
VINYL LPS AND SLINKIES

Presented by John Krout

Both became very popular over 50 years ago. More relevantly, both are stressed by normal use. This Learn in 30 presentation will explain the surprising way that vinyl can be affected by a pickup needle during playback, and how careful use will avoid damage.

On the other hand, typical frequent LP playback during college, when the presenter accumulated more than 250 LPs, can cause serious and permanent damage. You will learn about how that happens and how to avoid it.

The presenter also spent 2+ years as a deejay at a college radio station. There he learned the industry-standard technique for precise startup of LPs on turntables that happens to cause severe damage as a by-product. You will find out how that technique created very loud and irksome sound in the silence before a song starts on an LP, and what that sound is called.

John Krout is a frequent presenter at our meetings on a wide range of computer, technology and photography topics, and author of many articles for the PATACS Posts newsletter
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Upcoming Learn in 30 Sessions:
This Is Your Chance!
10 - 15 Minute Talks Welcome
Presented by YOU !!
Contact director2 (at) patacs.org to arrange a presentation !!



Future Meeting Topics:

Presentation Volunteers Needed! Contact director2 (at) patacs.org


> November 18th: Carleigh Berryman - Virtual Reality Improving Quality of Life for Older Adults

Date TBA: John Krout - Introduction to Digital Tables


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PC Troubleshooting

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OPCUG Members Welcome!

PATACS - Arlington,
4th Wednesday, October 25th, 7 PM
Zoom Details Will be Sent by Email

Meeting Location: Carlin Hall Community Center,
5711 S. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22204


Technology & PC Help Desk:
Extended Q&A
Troubleshooting

Do all your electronics, gadgets, computers, phones, tablets, TV sets, networks, earbuds, and software apps/applications work perfectly? Do you never encounter glitches, freezes, failures? Are you always certain what brand and model product to buy? If so, we'd like to hear about your magic touch.

But if you're like the rest of us, none of that is true for you. And so PATACS' first Wednesday meetings may be just the resource you need for a happier technology life. Just as most PATACS meetings begin with a Q&A session, so does this meeting. But then the meeting continues for nothing but Q&A -- meaning that it's possible to have detailed and in-depth discussions, including real-time research and demonstrations.

Same as all PATACS meetings, these sessions are free and open to the public. So join in, share your questions, problems, and pain -- and perhaps receive answers, solutions, and relief.

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Computer Mechanic



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