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Hardware SIG

On Thursday, February 5th, 2004 NOPC past president, Ray Paternostro Jr. conducted a well attended Hardware SIG. Attendees have given some feedback:

The NOPCC Hardware SIG conducted by Ray Paternostro was a tremendous success. All of the participants enjoyed the very informative presentation. Ray disassembled a PC, piece-by-piece, explaining the various components in terms of capabilities and function. There were numerous questions and Ray exhibited a vast amount of knowledge on the inner workings of the PC. The information was a presented in a descriptive manner that was understood by the most novice users, yet informative enough even for technicians. The ISA and PCI interfaces and corresponding components were displayed, motherboard architectures and functions were explained, and the nature of the mysterious processor chip was discussed. Ray offered a variety of troubleshooting tips as the PC pieces lay in a convoluted pile of metal and wire on the table. Hard drives, floppies, and optical drives were also exhibited and handled by the members, some for the very first time. Much to the surprise of many of us, Ray quickly and efficiently reassembled the machine, and then presented an informative slide presentation on the history and evolution of the PC. This was certainly an interesting and educational night for all in attendance.

Clarke Kissell
Level: Advanced

SpeciaL Power Point Presentation!

By Ray Paternostro, Jr. - 25th Anniversary of the IBM PC
In celebration on the 25th anniversary of the IBM Personal Computer, Ray has put together an interesting view of the evolution of the PC, peripherals and the Windows operating system.

Past Meetings at NOPCC
2013 2012
January 2013
Louisiana's crime expert -- Our own Bones/CSI expert
February 2013
3D Printing
March 2013
Windows 8
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April 2013
Clash of the Titans -- Androids vs. iPhones
May 2013
Improve Your Online Shopping
June 2013
Google, Google, Google
July 2013
Alternatives to Landline Telephone Providers
August 2013
Windows 8 Potpourri
September 2013
New Media vs. Old Media
October 2013
How to Create Instructional Screencasts and, If You Want, Put Them on YouTube
November 2013
How Lawyers Find and Use Social Media Evidence In Divorces and Other Legal Cases
December 2013
Induction of Officers
How to Watch Great Lectures and Take Free Courses Online
January 2012
60 Tips in 60+ Minutes - Part II
February 2012
Alternatives to Pay Television
March 2012
Chad Cox, The Bad Guys Don't Knock When They Sneak Into Your Computer
April 2012
Robert Gordon, You Are Never Too Old To Climb the Family Tree
May 2012
How An Attorney Uses Technology In Trial Preparation and In Courtrooms
June 2012
SOPA and PIPA and CISPA, Oh My!
July 2012
Selling on ebay - Do All of the Work Yourself or Use a Professional
August 2012
Learn From A Google Rep About The Brand New Google Apps -- and the Old Ones Too
September 2012
Meeting Cancelled Due to Isaac
October 2012
How The V.A. Is Using Computers To Help Cure PTSD
November 2012
More Great Google Goodies
December 2012
Induction of Officers
The World's First Supercomputer - Your Brain
2011 2010
January 2011
Lydia Lourbacos, Cyber Ruggedize You and Your Computer
February 2011
Allen Square, Informational Tour of the Advances in the City's Technology Infrastructure
March 2011
Greg Czmbor, Technology Tours - Extraordinary Uses for Everyday Technology
April 2011
Newell Normand, Jefferson Parish Sheriff -- How the Sheriff's Office Uses Computers
May 2011
Digital Photography -- A Comparison of Free Picasa and Fee Adobe Photo Elements
June 2011
Hurricane Prep -- How to protect your family, your property and your computers
July 2011
Electronic Pickpockets Are Right Behind You
August 2011
New Technology in the Jefferson Parish Crime Labs
September 2011
Adobe® Acrobat® Is Not A Circus Performer
October 2011
Mobile Phones, Tablets, 4G and 4G LTE, Apps, and Xmas Goodies
November 2011
The Eyes Have It - Dr. Ginny Kullman
December 2011
60 Tips in 60+ Minutes - Part I
January 2010
Joe Brown -
February 2010
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other Social Media
March 2010
Windows 7 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
April 2010
Unlocking Hidden Internet Treasure with a Library Card
May 2010
Solving Common Computer Problems
June 2010
Photography 101 - What to do after you click the shutter
July 2010
Hurricane Prep Using the Latest Technology
August 2010
60 Sites in 60 Minutes
September 2010
Advances in Regional Information Technology and You
October 2010
Google, Google, Google
A look at the hidden treasures in Google's palace
November 2010
Unlocking Hidden Internet Treasures with a Library Card
December 2010
Publicly Available Information That Can Be Learned About You
2009 2008
January 2009
Cyber Sleuthing
February 2009
Media Convergence in Home Practice
March 2009
Control of Digital Medical Records
April 2009
Live Webinars, Back Ups, and Disk Partitioning
May 2009
Cine and Still Digital Photography and Computers
June 2009
Smart Computing Magazine
July 2009
Robotic Surgery
August 2009
Hurricane Preparations
September 2009
Computer Disaster Recovery
October 2009
Medical Information on the Web
November 2009
History of the Internet
December 2009
Hidden Stuff on My Harddrive
January 2008
Broadband Connectivity, Ray Paternostro
February 2008
Adobe Photoshop Elements, Richard Vallon
March 2008
Using Spybot, CCleaner and Microsoft Office
April 2008
Internet Browsers
May 2008
Protecting Home & Office Computers, Jeffrey Wagar, MCSE: Security-2003, CISSP®
June 2008
Cyber Crime Protection, Kristine Green, Special Agent, FBI
July 2008
Members Helping Members Night
August 2008
The Grand Challenge (DARPA), Paul Trepagnier, Ph.D., Software Development Manager
September 2008
Meeting cancelled due to Gustav
October 2008
Get Your Household Ready for Digital TV, Jerry Seregni, Technology Analyst
November 2008
How the Internet Works, John Souvestre, Southern Star & Integrated Data Systems
December 2008
How Stations Will Transition to Digital & Multicasting, Randall Feldman, , WYESTV & Johnny Moore, WWLTV


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