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Details of Monthly Meetings

PATACS - Arlington

Wednesday, December 5th, 7 PM

Meeting Location: Carlin Hall Community Center,
5711 S. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22204
Zoom Session: https://zoom.us/j/2080042114
Meeting ID: 208 004 2114

Screen Captures
and Clips
Presented by Roger Fujii

At a member's request, this session will go step-by-step over the "How to Create Annotated Screen Images from Windows computers" by John Krout from the October PATACS newsletter and talk about digital annotation in general.

Arlington Meeting Info & Maps       


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 subjects 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.

OPCUG / PATACS Joint Meeting,
Saturday, December 15th, 1 PM  3rd Saturday

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Tallwood, TA1
4210 Roberts Road, Fairfax, VA 22032-1028

Fairfax Meeting Info, Maps

Dec 15th, 12:45 PM https://zoom.us/j/2080042114 or
Zoom Meeting ID: 208 004 2114

  Armored Ships

Aerial Recon preparation
Technological Advances
Stimulated by the Civil War

Presented by
Jim Anderson

In many ways, the Civil War (1861-1865) was the first "modern" war. It occurred between what most economic historians call the first and second Industrial Revolutions. As such, it both stimulated new techniques in existing technologies and it led to the creation of new technologies that would continue to be enhanced into the 21st century.

This lecture will cover some of the most obvious advances in weapons technologies, including small arms, artillery, and naval weaponry, etc. It also will examine war-related techniques and technologies that were advanced by the conflict, including medicine, aerial reconnaissance, photography, transportation and communication.

Finally, we will discuss some technologies, not usually associated with warfare, but that were impacted by the Civil War, including canned foods, grain harvesters, sewing machines and pocket watches.

Lecturer Jim Anderson spent over 30 years with the CIA, including overseas tours in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Far East. He holds degrees in history from Rhodes College and the University of Memphis. For 12 years following retirement, he worked as an independent contractor, conducting corporate management and leadership training seminars featuring Civil War battlefield visits. He has been an OLLI instructor for the past nine years, teaching courses and leading tours focusing on American history.

Diagnostic Troubleshooting

PC Clinic in the Annex

Get hands-on help with your computer problems from PATACS experts. Bring in your computer, and we'll help you lose the 'blues' - system slowdowns, unwanted programs, virus and malware. We can help install new RAM, optical drives, hard disks, and software.
Be sure to read the Clinic Rules - click link below.

Clinic Rules

Computer Mechanic
Contact director2 (at) patacs.org
to arrange a presentation !!

Future Meeting Topics:

January 19th - Gabe Goldberg - What's a Router, and Why Do I Want One?

February 16th - Lorrin Garson - Basic Computer Security

March 16th - Apple Device & Ecosystem Update

PC Troubleshooting

PATACS - Arlington,
Wednesday December 26th, 7 PM
Meeting Location: Carlin Hall Community Center,
5711 S. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22204

Technology & PC Help Desk:
Show and Tell Session
Bring Your New Tech Toys!!

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Computer Mechanic

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