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Wednesday, September 2nd, 7 PM

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'Net from Space
The Internet Revolution and
Digital Future Technology
Derek Muller of Veritasium


The history of the Internet begins with the development of electronic computers in the 1950s. Initial concepts of wide area networking originated in several computer science laboratories in the United States, United Kingdom, and France. On 6 August 1991, the World Wide Web went live to the world. There was no fanfare in the global press. In fact, most people around the world didn't even know what the Internet was. Even if they did, the revolution the Web ushered in was still but a twinkle in Tim Berners-Lee's eye.

(This presentation is a YouTube documentary from 2018)

Derek Alexander Muller is an Australian-born Canadian science communicator, filmmaker, television personality and inventor, who is best known for his YouTube channel Veritasium. Muller has appeared as a correspondent on the Netflix web series Bill Nye Saves the World since 2017.

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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! (SIG Suspended - pending Covid resolution) Please send your suggestions to our meeting program planners at arlmtgpgm@patacs.org.

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OPCUG / PATACS Joint Meeting,
Saturday, September 19th, 1 PM  3rd Saturday

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DNA and Computers
Exquisite DNA and Computers
Presented by Lorrin Garson

DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) is a substance essential for life. Surprisingly there is a link between DNA and computer technology. In fact there is a common topology between DNA, galaxies, flowers, sea creatures, plants and we humans. Several branches of the sciences and mathematics play a role in describing these common connections.

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

Use 2021 Calendar Files To Make
Your Own Month-Per-Page Calendar
Presented by John Krout

Calendar John has been designing and printing annual month-per-page photo calendars at home using LibreOffice Impress, a Powerpoint clone, since 2012. He developed a calendar kit for quick preparation of calendar files, and demonstrated that calendar kit at the April 2017 meeting of PATACS and OPCUG. Recently he decided to release his 2021 calendar page files for your use, both in Impress ODP format and Powerpoint PPT format. This presentation will show you how to download the files, and customize the calendar pages by adding birthdays and other significant dates. Additionally, the calendar page files include blank pages on which you can place your photos.

Calendar templates on Recent Meetings Page

John Krout is a past president of WACUG, a predecessor organization of PATACS. A frequent meeting presenter, John also wrote many of the articles on our Zoom reference page, and many PATACS Posts newsletter offerings.

Upcoming Learn in 30 Sessions:
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10 - 15 Minute Talks Welcome
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October 17 - Tom Gutnick: Chromebook
November 21 - To Be Announced
December 12 - Major Christian Quinn: Fairfax County Police Department Technology

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PC Troubleshooting

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PATACS - Arlington,
Wednesday, September 23rd, 7 PM
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Technology & PC Help Desk:
Extended Q&A

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Computer Mechanic

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