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New Venue for the London 2022 Show
If you follow Show news, you will have noticed that the London Show is scheduled for Saturday 29th October, but venue is now TBC.
WROCC August Meeting Report - AMCOG games
This month's WROCC club meeting was a mixed session (most attendees were on Zoom). It was free to all Club members to attend. We welcomed back Anthony Bartram of AMCOG games.
WROCC August Meeting - Tony Bartram and AMCOG games
In the WROCC August meeting tomorrow night, Tony Bartram will talking about games.
July 2022 News Summary
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
WROCC Newsletters Volume 40:1
Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club is catching-up with its delayed Newsletters, and the April and May editions landed in my inbox recently.
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RISC OS Open
Lost for something to do this summer?
If you’re still circling the A642 for the Wakefield show or snoozing in the deck chair after the MUG midsummer event then unfortunately you missed both of them now. However, you can still catch the highlights of the RISC OS Open talk on YouTube.
Virtually the MUG midsummer event
Get ready today, Saturday 2nd July 2022, for the Midland User Group (MUG) online show.
I'm floatin' around in ABC
Find yourself writing programs in BBC BASIC? Do your programs ever involve floating point maths? Well we’ve got some good news for you!The Archimedes BASIC Compiler (ABC) 5.00 has been extended with a new option to directly output Vector Floating Point maths instructions which then run on the hardware floating point unit built into many recent Arm processors. This gives a considerable speed increase compared with its predecessor the Floating Point Accelerator which is often emulated now.
Wakefield show ups sticks to Bradford
Celebrating its 25th anniversary outing this year is the popular WROCC show on the 21st of May.
Big Ben eXperience rings again
RISC OS fans in mainland Europe will have been missing the regular chiming of the Big Ben Club’s annual gathering, having been cancelled twice due to Coronavirus restrictions. The good news is it’s confirmed as going ahead this time round – on 14th May 2022.
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UK wants criminal migrants to scan their faces up to five times a day using a watch
Plus: Meta launches prototype AI chatbot, and cities reverse facial recognition bansIn brief The UK's Home Office and Ministry of Justice want migrants with criminal convictions to scan their faces up to five times a day using a smartwatch kitted out with facial-recognition software.
DuckDuckGo says Hell, Hell, No to those Microsoft trackers after web revolt
Plus: That Twitter privacy leak, scammers send Ubers for victims, critical flaw in Cisco gear, and moreIn brief DuckDuckGo has finally mostly cracked down on the third-party Microsoft tracking scripts that got the alternative search engine into hot water earlier this year.
FauxPilot: It's like GitHub Copilot but doesn't phone home to Microsoft
And if you train your own AI model for it, you can worry less about licensingUpdated GitHub Copilot, one of several recent tools for generating programming code suggestions with the help of AI models, remains problematic for some users due to licensing concerns and to the telemetry the software sends back to the Microsoft-owned company.
Hi, I'll be your ransomware negotiator today - but don't tell the crooks that
What it's like bargaining with criminals ... and advising clients suffering their worst day yetInterview The first rule of being a ransomware negotiator is that you don't admit you're a ransomware negotiator - at least not to LockBit or another cybercrime gang. [an error occurred while processing this directive]
Remember the humanoid Tesla robot? It's ready for September reveal, says Musk
Find it next to the Cybertruck, Boring tunnel maps, Twitter acquisition and my sense of commitmentIf Elon Musk's claims made during Tesla's shareholder meeting this week are accurate, get ready for that humanoid robot he promised, some self-driving software update, and an overhauled Cybertruck. Then again, this is Elon we're talking about.
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