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February 2, 2021 :19: Mr. Lub: Quarantine #48

Hello all you tech-heads out there.
This is our latest meeting.

Nice group of people joined us for a long discussion.  Our topics spanned the COVID crisis to what are the best iPad keyboard covers. Our recommendations include content created almost 80 years ago. Old media, and new, we are always discovering and turning our members on to new content. Check our previous posts for links to recommendations from our club.

From your friendly neighborhood tech guy Scott Stimson,
head-Nerd at International Computer Solutions (internationalcs.net)
and
The San Carlos Computer Club


Contact Scott for Remote Help : remote@internationalcs.net


Today’s meeting covered the following topics:

Recommendations, TV:

Recommendations, Movies:

Recommendations, Books:
  • Kings of Cocaine (by Guy Gugliotta, Jeff Leen)
    Enter the terrifying world of the drug-lord demons of the Colombian Medellin cartel, a handful of billionaire kingpins who run an international drug-smuggling enterprise that is more efficient than many multinational corporations. They have saturated America and the world with cocaine…from goodreads.
  • Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces (by Radley Balko)
    – The last days of colonialism taught America’s revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement. But according to investigative reporter Radley Balko, over the last several decades, America’s cops have increasingly come to resemble ground troops…from goodreads.

Episode Art Jigsaw Puzzle: 

See all Episode Artwork Jigsaw Puzzles


Our YouTube Meeting: https://youtu.be/Nd2tatsd8T8


The Impromptu Intro: The second Cuphead intro provided by Viviana, and myself. Only available on the podcast (listen if you dare.)


Reoccurring Themes

We have returned to Tuesday meetings at a new start time of 10:00am. We will continue our virtual format with online meetings in Google Meet for the foreseeable future.

Currently, we are using the Google Meet code: [rgb-rrgc-gqp] for our weekly meeting. This code will probably be the same for next meeting. Check our blog sccClub.org for notifications when in doubt.

The Google Meet is scheduled on Google Calendar. If you want to be on that calendar invitation, then provide me your Google account id. Also, provide me with your email address, or follow the appropriate accounts to see a reminder sent out by email, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and WordPress on the day of our meeting.

A CHALLENGE: Can you design a phrase or dialog to trigger and execute a smart speaker commands, while masquerading as conversation? #speakerhacker – Any command execution counts, for example: play a song, get the weather, turn on/off a light. The goal is to covertly execute the command with conversation. We’ll play with our speakers and check back in next week. (see article: Uncovered: 1,000 phrases that incorrectly trigger Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant.)

Special thanks to all of you that have been helping in my endeavors. The things I am doing would not be possible without your support.

Remember, you can always show your support by taking a moment to go on YouTube and iTunes to review, like, and subscribe. When you give our efforts greater exposure it is appreciated as a contribution. Thank you for all your support.

I am always looking forward to our next meeting. Feel free to ‘prep me’ ahead of time with any topics you would enjoy discussing.

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iTunes: The San Carlos Computer Club
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This podcast is related to a blog post found at: https://www.sccclub.org/podcast/february-2-2021-19-mr-lub-quarantine-48.

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