Newsletter for September 2016

SeniorNet – WELLINGTON REGIONAL DAY

SeniorNet Kapiti will host the upcoming Regional Meeting. We will look forward to updating our members on any initiatives that may come from this meeting in our October Newsletter.

Course Bookings

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The good old days

CSLewis NostalgiaWe can all get a bit nostalgic at times and yearn for an easier time, a happier time, a time when the sun always shone, or the world seemed a safer place.

We know, of course, that our memory of such times are dependant on our feelings, not our reason, and it has been thus for many a year.
Wishing ourselves back to that gentler time may seem just sentimental nostalgia, and in fact can be dangerous as it can create havoc not just as politics go [think Trump], but also in f.ex. medicine.
In the case of medicine the most important medical decisions are increasingly based NOT on your feelings of how ill or well you are, not even on informed predictions of your doctor, but on the calculations of computers who know you better than you know yourself. Think of DNA tests determining your likelihood of getting f.ex. breast cancer if you carry a particularly dangerous mutation of a gene and what the probability of you developing the cancer is. Even if you do not have cancer the determination may lead you do what Angelina Jolie did to pre-empt the disease.

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Unhappy Anniversary – Windows 10

W10 Anniversary UpdateMicrosoft has run into a new serious problem with its Anniversary update of the Windows 10 operating system which hit the world stage over the past few weeks.

The new problems comes at a bad time for Microsoft when W10 just became a chargeable product after a year of free upgrades when the Anniversary upgrade was the one to make Windows 10 the preferred OS choice across the World.

Web cameras no longer working, Skype telephony having problems in various locations, PCs that cannot start up, and up to time of writing no solutions from Microsoft; Meanwhile those with dead PCs have no way of getting their files, documents, photos etc working.

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