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-//[[Doing a Zoom Presentation|Presenting to the group, how to get it going in Zoom]]\\ schedule is up-to-date as of 4/22/2020.  (Next tentative planning meeting around July 1, 2020)//+//[[Doing a Zoom Presentation|Presenting to the group, how to get it going in Zoom]]\\ schedule is up-to-date as of 8/11/2020, is solid through August. Pending confirmations for rest of year.  (Next planning meeting August 18 at 7:30pm)//
 ^ Date^ Planned Topic^ ^ Date^ Planned Topic^
 |August 5, 2020|Back to the Basics -- Office Tools\\ Interesting Excel Spreadsheet uses (Jonathan), neat applications of functions (SteveI)\\ (and if time permits) New TV Technology (in new TV purchase and consequences) and some Zoom comments (John Rudy) | |August 5, 2020|Back to the Basics -- Office Tools\\ Interesting Excel Spreadsheet uses (Jonathan), neat applications of functions (SteveI)\\ (and if time permits) New TV Technology (in new TV purchase and consequences) and some Zoom comments (John Rudy) |
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 |August 12, 2020|Frontline AI part 2 (see 7/29 for part 1)| |August 12, 2020|Frontline AI part 2 (see 7/29 for part 1)|
 |August 19, 2020|Selected videos (Peter)| |August 19, 2020|Selected videos (Peter)|
-|August 26, 2020|**Potpourri** Old tech: Reuse, Recycle, Renew. Ideas for reusing/repurposing computers, tablets, phones you're not actively using any more\\ * home theater, camera monitor, media player\\ * Recycling (Best Buy? Staples?)\\ * Linux| +|August 26, 2020|**Potpourri** Old tech: Reuse, Recycle, Renew. Ideas for reusing/repurposing computers, tablets, phones you're not actively using any more\\ * home theater, camera monitor, media player\\ * Recycling (Best Buy? Staples?)\\ * Linux\\ Headsets and cameras for Zoom\\ Overview of LCTG Wiki Page(if time permits; Steve Isenberg)
-|Sept 2, 2020|Best of Freakonomics (Peter Albin has link to 70min video)| +|Sept 2, 2020|Dan Kleppner: Quite a few years ago I became interested in __Benjamin Thompson__ (1752-1814, aka Count Rumford.  He was a great applied scientist and we owe much of our modern domestic technology to him: the kitchen range, double boiler, layered clothing and thermal underwear, steam heating,…. He was the first person to clearly understand all the modes of heat transfer. He was a public benefactor, initiated poor houses in many European cities, and he founded the Royal Institution in London which supported the research of Michael Faraday  His career was a series of rags to riches. He would be better remembered if it were not for a character flaw: he  antagonized everyone he dealt with to such a degree that he had to flee the country time and again.\\ I have a power point on his career and could talk any time.
-|Sept 9, 2020| +|Sept 9, 2020|//Blind Bombing// by Norman Fine.  Fine is native of Newton MA and would be receptive to giving a presentation. [Larry Freier]\\ "I found this book spellbinding and with insight  into the development of a new and advanced secret radar system that permitted the allies to penetrate through inclement weather and enable the allies to reverse the dominance of the Nazis at the onset of WWII. Blind Bombing has a warm sensitive side, in that Norman Fine’s uncle (Stanley) brought the first production model of the new airborne radar system to Europe permitting allied bombers to destroy factories supplying the German forces that were usually obscured by overcast weather". **John Rudy to contact**
-|Sept 16, 2020| +|Sept 16, 2020|Best of Freakonomics (Peter Albin has link to 70min video)
-|Sept 23, 2020|(no collision with Jewish holidays in 2020)|+|Sept 23, 2020|**Potpourri** [[Flatland]] (Steve Isenberg/6 min video)\\ Building a bird feeder impervious to squirrels, 20 minute video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFZFjoX2cGg]] (from John Rudy)\\ A bit on Zoom Webinars (John Rudy) (**potpourri**)|
 |Sept 30, 2020|Covid-19 Update (hopefully post-mortem) (Jerry Slate) (tentative)| |Sept 30, 2020|Covid-19 Update (hopefully post-mortem) (Jerry Slate) (tentative)|
-|Oct 7, 2020| +|Oct 7, 2020|Scams, spyware, freeware. Spotting/detecting them and avoiding them. (Gary Patrick/John Rudy to contact)
-|Oct 14, 2020| +|Oct 14, 2020|Producing a TV Show using DaVinci Resolve (Steve Isenberg)
-|Oct 21, 2020| +|Oct 21, 2020|Harry Forsdick & Steve Blumenthal:  ARPAnet & Internet Conferencing
-|Oct 28, 2020| +|Oct 28, 2020|**Potpourri** The Saga of John Rudy's New TV
-|Nov 4, 2020| +|Nov 4, 2020|George Gamota on Mars, Mars Rover, etc
-|Nov 11, 2020| +|Nov 11, 2020|How one builds a web application (e.g., using spreadsheets) (**Harry Forsdick**)
-|Nov 18, 2020| +|Nov 18, 2020|Dan Kleppner: Atomic Clocks
-|Nov 25, 2020|Annual Thanksgiving Meeting.  Roasting a turkey using state-of-the-art technology.  Virtual ovens.  Breeding vegetarian "turkeys."+|Nov 25, 2020|Translation.  Google Translate, what it can do, real usage examples; Use of Dragon natural speaking and other capabilities for speech-to-text (Jerry, Peter, George Gamota, Evie, etc)(Needs more detail)
-|Dec 2, 2020| +|Dec 2, 2020|**Potpourri** Troubleshoot your Internet connectivity (Bob Primak)
-|Dec 9, 2020| +|Dec 9, 2020|Computational Photography - changing what's used as a camera. [[https://www.dpreview.com/articles/9828658229/computational-photography-part-i-what-is-computational-photography]] e.g., replacing DSLR with cellphones; more (**Bob Primak, Jonathan Goode, Harry Forsdick (Dick/Linux?)**)
-|Dec 16, 2020| +|Dec 16, 2020|Tony Galaitsis: (12/18/2019) John Rudy talked to James Barger (retired as Chief Scientist from BBN Technologies/Raytheon, PhD) and asked him whether he would bring his "Acoustical Detection of Kennedy Assassins" (my paraphrased title of his talk) to the Lexington Computer and Technology Group.\\ (12/20/2019) Jim Barger retired as Chief Scientist from BBN Technologies/Raytheon a few years ago. He has been involved in numerous DoD programs, a great many for the navy, a great many he cannot talk about, most involving sound propagation and associated signal processing. One of his better known works includes the analysis and interpretation of the gun shot acoustic signals recorded during the Kennedy assassination, and a similar project associated with the Kent State shootings. I think the LCTG group would find the Kennedy assassination talk very interesting. Jim responded with a tentative "Yes" to my initial inquiry about the talk, but he will make a final decision after he has more information about LCTG and after he has a better idea of the requirements and timing of the presentation. (**Larry Wittig to follow up, Peter to contact Larry**)
-|Dec 23, 2020|Annual holiday meeting Using moon-bounce lasers and the newest technology (some not yet invented) to track the-man-in-the-sleigh\\ New study: Physician claims Santa is an Alien with the cure to Coronavirus//We will analyze the data and try to draw some conclusions.//| +|Dec 23, 2020|(Possible vacation)| 
-|Dec 30, 2020+|Dec 30, 2020|Career stories (again)Maybe people with long careers during which interesting (and no-longer-classified) things have happened that we could have one of these sessions every 4 to 8 weeks and not run out of storytellers.  Jerry Sauermann (**Cindy Bares** to gather material)\\ Many of the members of our club have technical and scientific backgrounds.  Some may be interested in presenting to the group important experiments or other developments in their field.\\ For example, in my field of pulmonary disease, the development of the Pneumatic Trough by the Rev. Stephen Hales (1677 – 1761) enabled Joseph Priestley (1733 – 1804) to discover oxygen The struggle of scientists at that time to understand the fundamentals of matter makes an interesting story.\\ Our members might be willing to present vignettes to fill out sessions or combine them to create a single session(Jerry Slate)
-|Jan 6, 2021|Special celebration meeting. Congratulations, we survived 2020.|+|Jan 6, 2021||
  
  
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