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Agenda For September 2014
September 2 - An
Evening with Reichart
Our friend, Baron Reichart von Wolfsheild, let me
know that he expects to be in Southern California for a few
days the end of August. He leaves his home in Hawaii as seldom
as possible wouldnt you feel the same?
will remember on his last visit he introduced us to Invention
USA, the American reality television series on the
History channel. The series featured inventor and technologist
Reichart Von Wolfsheild and Scotty Ziegler as they
traveled around America to oversee the work of amateur inventors.
You will also remember his outstanding Marine Aquarium,
which was a favorite screen saver.
Because hes not often here, I do like to give him a
Tuesday when it can work it into his and our schedules. Its
really quite special that hes willing to come talk to
us. At this point, I dont know exactly what he will
be talking about, but he is always interesting.
For those who havent enjoyed his past presentations,
Reichart Von Wolfsheild is an American inventor, technologist,
and artist. Reichart Von Wolfsheild became interested
in computers at a young age, and built his first CPU from
scratch when he was in his early teens. He has since gone
on to a long and successful career in both art and technology.
He began working for MTV in the early 80s, helping
develop the technology surrounding music videos. He launched
his own company, devoted to Artificial Intelligence
development soon after. He has worked on the development of
multiple video games, and helped develop the first modern
multi-player game. He has designed toys and weapons, as well.
His clients have included Disney, Boeing, Dreamworks, and
Mattel. He is the co-host of the History Channel series,
Invention USA alongside Scotty Ziegler.
September 9 -
Tech Talk with Jay Ross
is a tentative date for Jay to once again share his
knowledge with us. He is always willing to answer questions
which help those whose computers are acting up or not performing
He will talk about Windows 7 to help everyone
still using that version of Windows take advantage
of the best features as well as keep everyone up to date with
Windows 8 and anything new we should know about.
Jay has a knack of explaining the most difficult technical
terms in a way we can understand.
16 - Understanding Earthquakes: Science,
Monitoring, Impacts, and Preparedness
Our guest for this meeting will be Erin Burkett, Staff
Scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey. She will be
speaking in particular on how the advances in technology have
aided the USGS in monitoring, the possibility of predicting
in the future, and the USGS resources which will be
of great interest to us.
Recent earthquakes like the La Habra (M5.1), Shamrock
Shake (M4.4), and others felt lately by Southern
California residents and stirring up media attention in the
past months have been gentle (geologically-speaking)
reminders that we live in earthquake country. A sufficient
understanding of earthquakes can help us turn fear of the
unknown and unexpected into an accepting appreciation of the
geologic forces within the land we live on, and
the knowledge of how to live safely with earthquakes empowers
us to address our vulnerabilities. This talk will help provide
the geologic context of earthquakes, the fault complexities
and risks specific to Southern California, the science and
technologies being used to monitor seismic activity, and resources
available to stay up-to-date on the science and preparedness
tips youll want to know before the next damaging quake.
September 23 -
Technology in Todays Automobiles
once again welcome our friend, John Haynes, back to
bring us up to date on the latest advances in automobile technology.
Al & Eds Autosound provides the features
which enhance driving, entertainment and safety.
Tonight we will find out which are requested the most, etc.
It is important for us to learn about the improvements available
which make our cars safer and more enjoyable and John
will give us all the details.
September 30 - The
Long Game: Protecting Your Data, Your Privacy and Your Person
in the Twenty First Century
Its been a long time since weve had David
Perry visit TUGNET. We first knew him as a representative
of Trend-Micro and we learned about PC-cillin
and the still effective www.housecall.trendmicro.com
for a free virus scan. David was their Global Director
of Education for many years and a recognized expert on the
threats of the day.
Perry now with F-Secure as their threat Strategeist.
How things have changed over the years as to the type of threats
we now face!
David is Educating the public about defense
in their digital existence has been the work of my entire
adult life." In this session, he will share an intelligence
overview of just how things are, and will present what I believe
the absolute best protection the world can offer. As always,
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I promise you wont want to miss this presentation.
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