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Sydney Harbour
WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 18 - 23 JUNE 2018

Hello and Welcome,

Meetings This Week:

Tuesday Group - Tuesday Jun 19th - 9:30 am - 12 noon

The usual Q&A and other discussions.

Digital Photography - Friday Jun 22nd - 9:30 am - 12 noon

Roger Foulds will present the newest digital photography topics.

And, of course, there will be the usual Q&A and other discussions.

Meeting Next Week:

Main Meeting - Tuesday Jun 26th - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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ASCCA News:

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Tech Tips:

TELSTRA Scam:

Some from my computer club will be aware of a Telstra scam attempt I had about a week ago. Happened again today.

A person claiming to be from Telstra Technical Support rang and said my internet was about to be cut off due to maintenance work.

Before he went further I said I was going to ring Telstra to check. He hung up. A short time later another person rang with the same message. I again said I would ring Telstra to check but I wanted his name and employee number. He gave me the name Jack Wilson and employee number D61479. Now, Telstra employee numbers do start with a C or D but have 6 numbers, not 5. He also gave me the number (he said) of the Telstra Technical Support and told me to ring them and ask for his name.

I actually have the correct number and rang Telstra to let them know of this scam. They took the details. The official Telstra rep said they will never call on your home phone but will contact you via email or SMS. I assume if the conversation had gone further he would have tried to get my details.

Also, as my first experience showed, the name the scammer uses will probably be the actual name of a Telstra employee.

So be aware of this particular scam. If you're with Telstra you can log in and check the status of the internet connections in your area. In my case there were no issues.

Peter Day, Secretary Endeavour Seniors' Computer Club

PS: Just want to let people know that these contacts are happening. They are probably using real Telstra employee names. They have rung twice again but I noted the number and didn't answer.

Can we REALLY double our CPU power under Windows?

To find out, watch this 11:34 min video: Published in YouTube on Jul 15, 2016 by ThioJoe.

Comments:

Thio: NOTE - This video is a joke, but I have switched to only making REAL tech videos.

Gorilla Agar: This guy has been bullied when he was a child thats (†sic) the reason why he is destroying the life of others now!

Nostatic Atall: So, in the description you say, "This video is a joke, but I have switched to only making REAL tech videos, see some here"

If you're actually making REAL tech videos, do you think anyone will ever take you seriously, after you've wasted people's time and possibly screwed up their computers in the process, costing them money? What bizarre motivation could a person have for intentionally making junk content like this? Does it make you feel smarter? Are you that insecure? It's certainly not funny, if humor was your angle. I'm surprised that You Tube hasn't banned you.

No: To all the people who followed his inatructions (†sic) and just realised they got screwed over like i (†sic) just did heres (†sic etc...) what you do:

Go to msconfig and turn off the thread count thing.

Then go to performence monitor thing and delete what you put in user defined.

Restart and you should br alright, just open msconfig and check if it brought the thread count back up again.

Hope i helped.

atnstn: I'm just here to laugh at the comments. I doubled my... good mood.

MrTheSuperMarioBrothers: To bad after following your instructions my cpu became so powerful that the CIA took it for "research"

DestruxandExploze: Hey, I think you should stop the videos, or at least say they are a skit. I don't fall for them but my grandparents tried this and it ending up messing up their computer pretty bad. They don't know better... please just at least say this is a skit.

Here's the About section...

I'm Joe and I usually make technology humor videos. On my channel you'll find absolutely absurd tutorials that may look real, but are not (that's the joke!). If you're a fan of absurd and weird humor, I think you might like my stuff!

NOTE » I also have a second channel called ThioJoeTech (link on the right side of this page) which offers REAL technology tutorials, info videos, reviews, and more. If you're interested in getting news on the latest technology, electronics, and software, check it out!

Here's me nearly adding a writeup to our Newsletter!

Shame, shame, shame.

Ed.

† Any spelling/grammatical mistakes, above, are the sole responsibility of the comment posters.

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Bob Backstrom
~ Newsletter Editor ~

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