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Members will discuss their computer questions and problems, and give help to each other on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 6 p.m., at Coco’s Bakery Restaurant, 1011 N. Harbor Blvd., in Fullerton, California. Meetings end at 9 p.m.

 

Please support Coco's by ordering a nice dinner or dessert and enjoy eating during the meeting. More info at www.orcopug.org

Do you know what Bandwidth means?

Bandwith is simply the speed or the rate at which digital data can be transferred, typically measured in bits-per-second (bps – all lower case). Thus a a gigabit ethernet connection might be said to have a maximum bandwidth of 1 gigabit per second, or 1gbps.

Technically the term is a misnomer, since there's no real "width" associated with computer bit speeds or information consumption. The term originates in radio where a transmission said to be at a particular frequency actually spreads into frequencies immediately nearby as well. The frequency and the "width" of that spread defines the "band" that the transmission occupies. In both cases, higher or larger bandwidth implies a capacity to carry information.

 

.This and more glossary terms by Leo Notenboom are at The Ask Leo! Glossary Click here to try your own Speed Test

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To find the song name,
just sing or hum

Have a song stuck in your head, but can’t think of the name?

Midomi.com allows you to sing or hum the song into your computer or cellphone and the website will find it. (Thanks to Tony Lake.)

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Kindle Fire Reset: When it won't turn on, charge, or is stuck

Sometimes when Kindles lock up — the screen goes dark, either gray or black. It just looks like it's off when in fact your Kindle Fire is on, but is stuck. Read how to reset and other remedies.

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Our Complete Guide to Windows 10
The Start button made its return to Windows with the 8.1 update, an acknowledgement of “we messed up” from Microsoft. The menu doesn't obscure your entire screen, is customizable and can be sized to your liking.
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Ira Wilsker: With All of the Media Reports About Massive Data Breaches, What Can WE Do?
AS we approach the peak shopping season of the year, many of us have some rational suspicions or fears about using our credit and debit cards at local and national businesses, as well as online. In the back of our minds may be the nagging doubt, "Will this card information be stolen?"

According to the Consumerist, " Here’s a cheerful thought: there is absolutely nothing that you can do about this situation. Individual consumers are pretty much powerless to prevent retail hacks." That does not mean that we as individuals are totally helpless, or that we must accept some degree of victimization. (Click on the link and read Ira's entire column in PDF format.)
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THIS is one of a collection of famous or original quotes, coupled with clever, interesting graphics, that has been created by Darry D Eggleston, Florida. You can enjoy browsing other graphics Darry D has created on his personal website. You'll also find tips for Windows and Windows programs. If you are planning a cruise, you can see photos of the amenities of many different cruise ships Darry D and his wife have taken over the years.

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