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Agenda For March 2018
March 6 -
Bob G. with Avast
Gostischa, the Avast evangelist, is including TUGNET on
his 2018 tour. He has a new presentation to help us with the
following: Protecting Yourself, Your Home, Your Computer,
Your Smart Devices and, Your Identity. He always gives
us lots of information dealing with security and this year
he will bring us up to date.
His talk will be relevant to computers (Windows and Mac),
tablets and Smart phones.
Its important to use the right tools once you
get to the Internet.
It's important to exercise caution when visiting the
It's important to avoid the dangers found on the Internet.
Norbert Bob Gostischa, after a successful
career in banking, enjoys his retirement as an enthusiast
IT security expert, most notably for Avast Software. Avast
is the creator of Avast! Anti-virus Software. The Avast
website has a discussion and help forum, where Bob
has been helping with security-related and general computer
issues since 2004. He has contributed over 35,000 forum interactions.
Come to the meeting to join presenter Bob Gostischa as
he explains the dos and donts and what you need to know
to stay safe on your devices and the Internet.
13 - Board Meeting
The second Tuesday of each month is our TUGNET board meeting.
In case you arent aware of it, our board meetings are
open to all members. So if there is something on your mind,
an idea youd like to introduce, or a gripe (gosh, I
hope not), you are welcome to come share it with us.
We meet for dinner at 6:00 p.m., meeting begins at 7:00,
in the conference room of the Horseless Carriage Restaurant,
Galpin Ford, 15505 Roscoe Blvd., North Hills.
March 20 - Mars
Everybody is familiar with the Mars Rover as it moved
around the Mars landscape after a long and successful journey.
It has been fascinating, hasn't it?
we will hear from Michael Munn, a Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
California Institute of Technology employee, who actually
worked on it! The Curiosity rover, the most
technologically advanced rover ever built, landed in Mars'
Gale Crater the evening of Aug. 5, 2012, using a series of
complicated landing maneuvers never before attempted. The
specialized landing sequence, which employed a giant parachute,
a jet-controlled descent vehicle and a bungee-like apparatus
called a "sky crane," was devised because tested
landing techniques used during previous rover missions could
not safely accommodate the much larger and heavier rover.
Curiosity's mission is to determine whether
the Red Planet ever was, or is, habitable to microbial life.
The rover, which is about the size of a MINI Cooper, is equipped
with 17 cameras and a robotic arm containing a suite of specialized
laboratory-like tools and instruments.
Michael will tell us about the Mars Science
Laboratory missions and will be prepared to answer
our questions. Come to welcome Michael.
March 27 - Restaurant
Dining at Panera
19662 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91324
Most get there between
5:30 & 6 p.m. Hope to
see you there.
Here is your opportunity to help TUGNET while
you enjoy a
lovely, healthy meal with no preparation or clean-up. Really
what can be better than that?
There are servers waiting for you I think its
called a win-win!
As you know, most of us arrive around 5:30
- 6:00 for dinner where we can sit together and enjoy visiting
with each other.
Remember, this is the easiest way to help TUGNETs financial
needs since 20% percent of your meal total will be returned
to us. So please plan to eat out!
Nothing like eating
From 4:00 to 8:00 our meals will apply toward
fund raising. Be sure to bring our flyer or show it
on your phone or other device to the cashier. They
are generous with their donations from these fund-raising
meals and have always sent a check for our share very promptly.
Can you tell me an easier way to earn funds to support TUGNET?
Please try hard to participate.
They are good about having us sit together
and the waitress marks all our orders as "TUGNET."
Most get there between 5 & 6 p.m.
If you have a favorite restaurant youd
like to have included in these plans, let Jefferson Kent know
about it. His contact info is on page 3 of the monthly newsletter.
He is happy to work with any location which welcomes groups.
By the way, it is surprising how many restaurants are glad
to participate in this sharing program. After all, this brings
them customers who otherwise wouldnt be there!
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