How to Opt Out of Facebook Sharing

How To Change Your Facebook Settings To Opt Out of Platform API Sharing

You shouldn’t have to do this. You shouldn’t have to wade through complicated privacy settings in order to ensure that the companies with which you’ve entrusted your personal information are making reasonable, legal efforts to protect it. But Facebook has allowed third parties to violate user privacy on an unprecedented scale, and, while legislators and regulators scramble to understand the implications and put limits in place, users are left with the responsibility to make sure their profiles are properly configured.

March 14, 2018 Meeting

Preserving Old Pictures, Slides and Movies
Matt Todd

Matt will present the current options for archiving all of your old pictures, negatives, slides and movies. From doing it yourself to using Mikes Camera’s professional imaging services. We will go over cost and time line as well as quality and format making sure to keep in mind the benefits and disadvantages to each process.

Matt has been taking pictures since he was 8 years old. Every summer he would come out to Colorado and take pictures – it was a post card perfect shot from the top of Mount Elbert that hooked him to stay in the photo world. He’s currently the manager of Mike’s Camera in Menlo Park. He spends his free time shooting pictures of wildlife and nature

The meeting will be held at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. We will be meeting in the Library/Card Room across the hall from the Lodge Room.

For those who enjoy the schmooze, we will have our regular meeting, including coffee and cookies.. And, of course, we will still have the no-host pre-meeting dinner st 5:30PM in the Bistro café on the first floor.

For those of you who have difficulties traveling or for whatever reason can’t join us at the Elks Lodge, the meeting will be broadcast as a live video conference using ZOOM software starting at 7:15 PST.

To join the SPAUG meeting online, use the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/446757944

Or by telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 446 757 944

The Question May Never Arise but…

Does a USB drive get heavier as you store more files on it?

Believe it or not, they get lighter. USB drives use Flash memory, which means the the ones and zeros of your data are stored on transistors. When you save data, a binary zero is set by charging the float gate of the transistor, and a binary one is set by removing the charge. To charge it, we add electrons, and the mass of each electron is 0.00000000000000000000000000091 grams. This means that an empty USB drive (which mostly holds zeros) weighs more than a full USB drive (which has ones and zeros). Add data, reduce the weight.

However, you would need to weigh more USB drives than exist on the planet together at once before the difference in weight became easily measurable.

Read full article…

CHM Live | Technically Speaking

Minitel: The Web before the Web

Authors Kevin Driscoll & Julien Mailland
in Conversation with Internet History Program
Curatorial Director Marc Weber

A decade before the web began taking the rest of us online, France was fully connected. By 1984 six million citizens were reading newspapers, sending emails, buying train tickets, paying taxes and engaging in scandalous chat on the Minitel system. That usage grew to over half of the country’s population of 60 million by the early 1990s, most tapping away on home terminals offered for free by the French phone company. At its peak there were over 25,000 sites to choose from, and the system wasn’t fully shut down until 2012. How did this first mass online world emerge, and shape the internet we use today? Why did Minitel and its parent Videotex standard fail beyond France—and what lessons does that history hold for today’s online pioneers?

Join Marc Weber, curatorial director of the Museum’s Internet History Program, as he explores these questions with Julien Mailland and Kevin Driscoll. Mailland and Driscoll are the authors of Minitel: Welcome to the Internet, published by MIT Press in June 2017.

This event is produced by CHM’s Internet History Program.

This event will be streamed live on our Facebook page:  facebook.com/computerhistory.

Books Inc. will be selling copies of Minitel: Welcome to the Internet before and after the program.

We are pleased to offer event attendees free admission to our exhibits before the program.

Date:  Thursday, March 15, 2018
Location:
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043
Directions & Parking
Schedule:
11:30 AM Check-in
12:00 PM Program Begins
  1:30 PM Program Ends
  1:30 PM Book Signing

DO NOT Install Any Microsoft Updates

DO NOT INSTALL ANY MICROSOFT UPDATES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

This is from Sue Kayton, our Computer Doctor

There is a major problem with latest update from Microsoft.  See this article:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4091240/usb-devices-may-stop-working-after-installing-the-february-13-2018-upd

Turn off automatic updating immediately.

To turn off, do a search in Windows for Services.  You will see a pop-up with a gear and the word Services.  Click on it.

 

The computer will think for a few seconds, then you will see an alphabetical list of services.  Scroll almost all the way to the bottom to see Windows Updates.  Double click on it.

 

 

 

Change Automatic or Manual to Disabled.

 

 

 

 

 

Click on Apply, then on OK.

Reboot the computer and automatic Windows updates will be turned off.

In a few weeks, you’ll want to re-enable the updates once Microsoft has fixed the problem