APCUG’s 2016 International Technology Conference

2016 INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

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October 21, 22 & 23, 2016
Palace Station Hotel & Casino,
Las Vegas

BE EDUCATED, ENTHUSED AND ENTERTAINED!

Join us for our 2016 Tech Conference and learn about the ever-changing world of technology…

APCUG’s 2016 International Technology Conference

Palace Station Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
October 21, 22 & 23, 2016
For more information, please go to: www.apcug2.org

Learn about the ever-changing world of technology whether you are using a Windows-based or Linux computer, a Chromebook, Android or Apple device.

Conference Features:

  • Presentations on social media sites, Windows 10, iDevices, Linux is like cars, the Internet of Things, and more.
  • Lunch and dinner on Saturday,  Lunch on Sunday
  • Welcome swag bag with sponsor items, various discounts and special pricing order forms
  • Your choice of 20+ presentations
  • Door Prizes
  • Networking with other tech club officers and members
  • Up close-and-personal time with sponsors at the Saturday night Expo

2016 Conference PR Contest

How to know what’s true on the internet

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU READ ON THE
INTERNET IS TRUE?

world-wide-web“It’s always true. You can’t put it there if it’s not true. I don’t think it’s a law, but I think you can get in trouble for putting it there if it isn’t true.”

“As a former-tabloid journalist, I was schooled in the art of never letting facts get in the way of a good story. We would develop stories based on rumors, gossip, and plain ideas, falling back on attributes such as “sources close said…” At the time it was fun and a valuable lesson in how to make something out of almost nothing. Looking back, I shudder to think how many lives we threw into turmoil.”

Best Answer: “The same way you know anything is true, you check the facts and do your research. You should always check more than one source for important information.”

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW

Primary Sources: Original materials that have not been altered or distorted in any way

Political: Remember that as passionately as you believe that you have carefully evaluated “the facts” and come to your conclusions, other intelligent people have also carefully evaluated the facts and come to the opposite conclusion

RESOURCES

Snopes

TruthOrFiction.com

UrbanLegends at About.com

HoaxSlayer

Quackwatch.org: Guide to quackery and health fraud

MimiWatch:  Facts and resources about multi-level marketing

PurPortal

Wikipedia

ALMOST PURELY POLITICAL RESOURCES

FactCheck.org:  Nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” from Annenberg – a traditional conservative family with conservative values

Politifact: Tampa Bay Times – liberal newspaper

Politifact Pundit Fact: Checks Sunday talk shows

OpenSecrets.org:  Nonpartisan guide to money’s influence on U.S. elections and public policy

RealClearPolitics.com:  Conservative site that does an excellent job of aggregating polling numbers

FAMOUS CONTROVERSIES

  • Aspartame
  • Climate Change
  • Evolution
  • Homeopathy
  • Media: liberal or conservative
  • Vaccination causes autism

 

 

Tampa Bay Computer Society 30th Anniversary

We look forward to you bringing your friends and neighbors to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Tampa Bay Computer Society on May 31st, 2014 from 2:00 until 5:00 PM. Members are being asked to share their favorite foods and you can also look forward to fun Flash Mobs with ‘Good old fashion’ songs as well as entertaining videos.

Let’s come together and reminisce about how things have changed in 30 years.

If not in the area, check our SmugMug site for pictures shortly after.

Sponsors Holiday Party

TBCS wishes to thank our sponsors of the 2013 Holiday Party

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