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Central Kentucky Computer Society
News and Upcoming Events

Streaming Live

Tech Night and several SIG meetings are streamed live on NestCam beginning a few minutes prior to meeting start time. Click the title above to receive the program on your computer screen.

CKCS Tech Night - Monday - January 13 at 7 pm

Streaming in the New Year!

Three Streaming Services You Will Want to Try

Presented by CKCS Members

Are you thinking about switching to Metronet or maybe keeping your current internet provider but stopping your cable subscription? During past Tech Nights we have talked about the wide variety of streaming devices and streaming services. Are you still confused about what some of the streaming services are really like? At January's Tech Night we are going to cover three specific streaming services. Prime Video (also referred to as Amazon Prime), Netflix, and YouTube TV (not to be confused with YouTube videos)

Lynda Price will demonstrate YouTube TV. This is not the YouTube videos that is familiar to most people. It is a subscription internet television service that offers TV, on-demand video and cloud-based DVR for more than 70 television networks and includes your local broadcast networks. It's pretty close to the programming that you find on basic cable.

Bob Brown is going to show Netflix and Prime Video. Prime Video is a video streaming service available for Amazon Prime members. Prime members also have the option to rent or buy movies and TV episodes not included with Prime Video. The second service he will cover is Netflix. Most people have heard about Netflix because it has been around for a long time in many different forms. It is a streaming service that allows the members to watch a wide variety of award winning TV shows, movies documentaries, and more. But if you haven't used it you may not be not aware of it capabilities.

Join us on January 13 to learn more about these options. Hopefully, we can clear some of the haze that surrounds streaming services or at least increase your knowledge of some that are available. Feel free to bring a guest to introduce them to CKCS.

Kroger Community Rewards Program

To all CKCS Members and Friends:

We appreciate your participation in the Kroger Community Rewards program. The donations from Kroger have enabled several improvements in our organization without dues increases.

If you are not participating in Community Rewards, you can sign up to have Kroger donate a portion of every purchase you make to CKCS.

Steps to create your Kroger account:

  1. Go to the Kroger website at
  2. Put the mouse on Savings and Rewards to see the options
  3. Click on Kroger Community Rewards
  4. Scroll down until you see "I'm a Customer"
  5. Click on "View Details" to go to the Sign In screen
  6. Next, click on Create an Account
  7. Fill in the requested information (see note 1 and 2 below)
  8. Near the bottom of the screen click on Create Account

Note 1: You can go to most any email service website and create a new email address just for your Kroger account. Kroger will send you emails frequently and will offer the opportunity for receiving a lot of emails with coupons, etc.

Note 2: Not your email password, but create a new password just for Kroger.

You can do this anytime during the year, but right now is best for CKCS.

New CKCS members and non-members can participate in this program. Shortly after you enroll, you will see a message on your Kroger purchase receipts, indicating that Kroger has made a donation to CKCS for you. The size of the gift is proportional to the amount of your purchase.

Thank you for participating in Kroger Community Rewards and helping CKCS!

Disk Erasing Service

CKCS is now offering a service to erase your older disk drive so you can feel confident that no personal information is left on it before you give it away or dispose of it.

Bring your computer or just the disk drive to CKCS to get it erased and returned to you or donated to charity. Erasing is usually done on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday mornings between 10 AM and 1 PM or at the Dr Fixit Special Interest Group which usually meets on the first Saturday of every month between 10 AM and noon. There is no charge but a small donation would be appreciated.

For more information click here.

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