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Sunset Bribie Is
Jetty - bribie Is
Rainbow - Bribie Is
Pelican Landing
Sunset - Bribie Is
Black Swan & Family - Buckley's Hole
Bribie, Volunteer Marine Rescue Boat
Birds
Emu walking along street
Buckley's Hole - Bribie
Boy throwing Casting-net at sunset - Bribie Is
Three Pelicans swimming
Surf Life Saving Boat - Bribie
Corella
Sunset - Bribie Is
Photo: Don McEwen
Pumicestone Passage

CLUB NEWS

BISCC Discussion Group
Next meeting 1:00pm Tuesday 13 December 2016. - Bribie RSL, Anzac Room.
Digital Audio/Video SIG:
   For lessons contact David  david@biscc.com
Family History - Bribie RSL, Anzac Room.
   Beginners: Next Meeting: 1:00pm Tuesday 06 December 2016.
   Advanced: Next Meeting: 10:00am Thursday 08 December 2016.


GENERAL INFO

Update Your Firefox and/or Tor Browser NOW.

An active zero-day exploit has been discovered affecting both the Firefox and Tor browsers - the latter because it is based on the former (specifically, on the Firefox ESR browser).
At this point it's not known who first started wielding the exploit, however, it is very similar to an earlier exploit employed by the FBI in 2013 to target users of hidden services.
Article by Jim Hillier  (Daves Computer Tips:  02Dec16)
   Source Internet

The end of the Apple dynasty?

Apple is misplaying the hand Steve Jobs left them, making themselves vulnerable to competition for the first time since iPod.
   The company has always been at least one step ahead of the competition in hardware advancements and software experience.
Article by Chrys Bader  (TechCrunch:  29Nov16)
   Source Internet

4 great Google alternatives.

Everyone on the Internet uses search engines. There's hundreds of them yet 97 percent of all users focus on just three search providers two of which barely scrape the 3% mark. They are Yahoo Search, owned by communications giant Verizon, and Bing, Microsoft's protegé. With 91% market share, Google effectively has a monopoly and holds incredible influence due to the huge amount of data traffic . Yet, we're all aware that Google makes dubious use of our data. Why not switch to providers that better protect our privacy? Here's a list of 4 search engine alternatives!
Article by Sven Krumrey  (Ashampoo BLOG:  29Nov16)
   Source Internet
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WORKSHOPS

Macintosh Users - Geoff's place

For lessons contact Geoff  geoff@biscc.com or Phone: 3410 0076

LINKS

Family History & Convict Name Databases (BIFHIG)
Searching for your ancestors?    Over 1200 names being researched by members.
100 Useful Websites - Computer Software, Seniors, Mac Stuff, Genealogy, Tutorials, Computer Help, Recreation, etc. (Including Archived Photos from previous BISCC competitions)
Is your USB Flash Drive having unsafe connections?
To check: Plug Flash Drive in to computer - Navigate to (My) Computer - Right click on Removable Drive - "Scan with AVG or your anti-virus software"

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