Saturday, January 21, 2023

Hearing Health Care Journey - Amplifon Staff

Amplifon staff will be discussing the Hearing Healthcare Journey starting from when you first arrive at our clinics... on February 9th at 7 p.m., on Zoom. We will discuss different hearing related topics including how to read an audiogram (hearing test), different hearing aid technologies available, why prices can vary, and Bluetooth, along with hearing aid apps.
[For those interested, the Zoom Link will appear here, on the day of this event, although Computer Club members will receive the link, in advance, through e-mail.] Several Amplifon Clinics are conveniently located within Durham.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Canada Talks electric Cars - presented by Tim Burrows

Next Meeting is on January 12, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. Canada Talks Electric Cars Presented by Tim Burrows Our January 12, 2023 guest speaker will be Tim Burrows from Electric Vehicle Society.
EV Society is a national, not for profit organization which aims to facilitate the adoption of electric mobility in Canada.
Tim produces a monthly webinar called "Canada Talks Electric Cars" where experts from various areas of electrification come to discuss our transition to electric mobility.
To join the Zoom Meeting, please click on the link below. You will arrive in the Waiting Room and the host will admit you at 7:00 pm.
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Thursday, November 10, 2022

High School Robotics in Canada

Durham PC Users' Club is a Canadian Computer Club and we are inviting you to our November 2022 General Meeting a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: DPCUC General Meeting - High School Robotics in Canada presented by Chris Pinto and his students
Meeting Time: Nov 10, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (US and Canada)
Join the Zoom Meeting, please click on the link below. You will arrive in the Waiting Room and the host will admit you at 7:00 pm.
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High School Robotics in Canada The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is a high school robotics competition that sees teams from across the province design, manufacture, assemble, program, and compete with 125 lb robots. FRC has been in Canada since the late 1990s, with many successful teams advancing to - and even winning - the world championship over the years. Prior to the pandemic, there were around 165 teams in Ontario, and while numbers are down this year, there will still be 125 teams running. The robots that the students build can travel at up to 15 ft/s and play a 3 on 3, full contact 'sport', on a basketball sized-court. Testing their creations in competition is what really differentiates this from a science fair project. Despite the drive to win though, FIRST is quite different than any other sport. The notion of Gracious Professionalism is baked into the culture of FIRST. Teams help each other to succeed, they repair other team's robots, lend parts, and share ideas. The very nature of the competition - where competitors may be allies in one match and opponents in another - ensures that it is in everyone's interest to maximize the performance of all teams. This is one 'sport' where there is no trash talking and no gloating. Every January, a new game is released to the world. The game manual details the rules that robots need to work within - but provides no guidance on how to achieve the game tasks. There is no kit and no instruction manual. Over 2 months, students will strategize ideas and design a robot - they will prototype and iterate on designs, make custom parts, and put it all together to make a machine that will hopefully excel on the field. Highly successful teams meet 12 months of the year - attending off-season events, participating in outreach, and taking on summer projects. Teams consist of high school students - boys and girls from grades 9 to 12. They are mentored by teachers, engineers, parents, and community volunteers. Teams work with companies to secure funding, and compete at venues across the province and into the US. This past season's challenge involved picking up oversized tennis balls from the field, shooting them into a goal, and climbing a set of monkey bars. Teams automated many of these processes with sensors and machine vision. As you may imagine these are not easy tasks - and it is remarkable what these high school students are able to accomplish.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

March 10, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Cryptocurrencies Presentation by Peter Camilleri

Eastern Standard Time (US and Canada) Join the Zoom Meeting, please click on the link below. You will arrive in the Waiting Room and the host will admit you at 7:00 pm. Meeting ID: 834 9209 6183 Passcode: 124327

Thursday, February 10, 2022

The Internet Archive - more than you ever dreamed!

DPCUC General Meeting - The Internet Archive Presented by Anne Delong Meeting Time: Feb 10, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (US and Canada)

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Thursday, January 13 2022 - My Favorite Android Apps with Bill James

Meeting Time: Jan 13, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (US and Canada) Join the Zoom Meeting, please click on the link below. You will arrive in the Waiting Room and the host will admit you at 7:00 pm. Meeting ID: 834 9209 6183 Passcode: 124327

Monday, August 2, 2021


Now, at the beginning of August, 2021, amid OLYMPIC 2020 fever, access to our blog seems to work again! 

The Durham Personal Computer Users' Club continues to meet, monthly, on ZOOM. We've had some great presentations from our own members (recorded and now on YouTube), in addition to those from APCUG and guests speakers. 

Meetings at Faith United Church, in Courtice, Ontario, have been discontinued for the duration of the pandemic. The Linux sub-group also meets monthly on ZOOM, or an equivalent platform.

The best way to learn about upcoming events - Click on the Club Logo, to the right. That link takes you to our website. We also started a Facebook group - Durham Computer Club.

This blog, has, in the past, recorded events from the prior month's meeting. This practice will continue, since our presenters enjoy such publicity, even if it occurs after the fact.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Next Meeting - Thursday, Nov. 14 - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Meeting Date

November 14, 2019

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
By Ken Gardner

Description: In this presentation, I'll be talking about the invention of blockchain, what it is, what its used for, and how it is being applied by cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Etherium.
The presentation will focus on the technology behind blockchain, the problems it is trying to solve, and some problems it has created. We'll be talking about some of the fundamental ideas used by blockchain applications such as mining, wallets, and coins / tokens.
We'll also be talking about some of the social and economic aspects of the technology. The subject will be presented in an introductory manner.

Nov 2019 Amplifone - hearing loss diagnosis

Amplifone is an international company, with several local agents, four of whom came to present an extremely informative and detailed account of hearing loss, and the many technological options for overcoming hearing loss.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sept. 2019 - What is New, and What is Gone?

Fred presented a timeline for both Microsoft and Google, showing the evolution of both companies, products they both created and remove through time, along with news about replacement products.
[Google and Microsoft such as Android and Windows OS, Google Suite and MS Suites, Office Suites, Calendar, emails, photos, connections, etc.]

Member, Bob Bell, has posted a complete set of photos and slides on Flickr.