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Newspaper columns by Dave Moore, weekly columnist for the Norman Transcript since 2005.

The Spectre of a major Meltdown

"Spectre" and "Meltdown" may become household words in the months to come as news stories covering the latest computer security bugs start making the rounds. Wednesday, January 3, researchers revealed two huge flaws in the microprocessors that have powered nearly all...

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Beware the “we need to fix your computer” phone call

If someone called you on the phone, said they were from the "Windows Technical Department" and claimed they needed to remotely repair your computer because it had been hacked, would you believe them? I hope not, because it's a scam. Someone contacts me at least once a...

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How fast is “high-speed” Internet? Test it yourself

With all the high-sounding talk they throw around, you would think Internet Service Providers (ISPs) were ruthless politicians on the campaign trail. One fellow I know, complaining that websites seemed slow to load, didn't think much of my suggestion that he was...

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Here comes Santa spam

“You may be eligible to receive some of the education stimulus bill!” “Did you suffer a Gallbladder injury while using Birth Control?” “We want to buy your home for Christmas! Sell Your Home Today!” “Make $10000 for Christmas!” “Bounci36D sent you a Holiday picture!”...

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Crooks give spam email a holiday-season makeover

With the holiday season bearing down on us, Internet scammers and spammers are ramping up their efforts to more effectively trick us out of our money. Some of my customers are already reporting an increase in deceptive emails that seem to be targeted directly at them....

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I have been teaching my class two or three times a year at the Norman Public Library since 2008.

Beginning February, 2012, I toured Oklahoma, teaching my class at libraries around the state.

I also taught September 25th, 2012, at Republic Bank & Trust in Norman, OK.

Following that, the class was presented at the Norman Public Library on March 26, 2013, with 126 people attending, February 12, 2014, with 168 people attending, and November 12, 2014, with 130 attendees; also January 19, 2016, with 120 attendees. These appearances were also sponsored by Republic Bank & Trust.

My tour of public libraries in the first part of 2012 was made possible with sponsorship from Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO). The 2012 Library Class Itinerary included:

  • February 7, Moore Public Library, Moore, OK.
  • February 13, Belle Isle Library, Oklahoma City.
  • February 27, Choctaw Library, Choctaw, OK.
  • March 1, Mustang Public Library, Mustang, OK.
  • March 5, Del City Library, Del City, OK.
  • March 12, Edmond Library, Edmond, OK.
  • March 19, Southern Oaks Library, Oklahoma City.
  • March 26, Bethany Library, Bethany, OK.
  • April 3, Will Rogers Library, Claremore, OK.
  • April 4, Bartlett-Carnegie Sapulpa Public Library, Sapulpa, OK.

Check out these awesome posters from past classes!