Re: BlindShell Classic


Howard Traxler
 

I guess that's something that isn't gonna change.  35 years ago, when I was learning these things, a Byte had 8 bits and was (for programming purposes) also called a word.  A half Byte was called a nibble and had 4 bits.  I never saw the word "nibble" in print (nor Braille), but the "i" in there may have been a "y".  These measurements lent themselves well to the hexidecimal numbering system.

I'm sure there are folks out there who remember this stuff better than I.  And probably work with it every day.

Howard

On 4/3/2020 9:16 PM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

That's still true.  A byte has eight bits in it.

Ann P.


Original message:
And those users of ancient code like dos, know there are 7 or 8 bits in a byte.
I think; that was way back in the last milleniium.
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: April-03-20 1:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic
Oh, then we had 250, then 500 mB.
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 2:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic
If I'm not mistaken, in the abbreviation "Mb" or "MB", a capital B is bypes and a lower case b is bits.
On 4/3/2020 11:03 AM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
Yes, on my plan with Consumer Cellular, the cheapest, we got 250 mb; later they boosted it up to 500 mb.
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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 10:02 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic
Hi Ann,
If Joseph meant mega bytes,  he said 5 MB, that's not very much data for one month.  If you streamed one song, that would be it.

On 4/3/2020 8:05 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,
No, you mean MB for Megabytes, not millibars.  Millibars are
gradations of air pressure.  It's the same abbreviation so it's
comfusing, but you mean megabytes.
Ann P.

Original message:
Hi Ron, no typo here. 500 mbar is a plan from the phone carrier that
I have.
On Apr 2, 2020, at 2:33 PM, Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@roadrunner.com> wrote:
HI Monte,
Joseph's reference was to cell phone provider features. I  would
have expected the information to be something like: Unlimited talk
and text plus 1 GB data per month.
He referenced this MbAR instead.  That doesn't make sense--unless
either there's some way of measuring data that I'm not aware of or
it was a typo.
On 4/2/2020 11:02 AM, Monte Single wrote:
I think millibars is a metric measure of barometrid, or air, pressure.
Now, landlubbers may not be as familiar with this as me maties,
arrrrrrr.
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: April-02-20 5:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BlindShell Classic Hi Joseph, You wrote:
...I recommend getting the I am from a company called consumer
Sellier if it all possible in your area. They have a plan just for
five bucks a month that will give you 5 mbar and unlimited text
and talk which will be more than enough for this phone. ...
What is 5 mbar?
On 4/2/2020 12:59 AM, joseph hudson wrote:
Hello, you don't even need one gig of data in order to run that
phone. It all depends on how often you're going to use it for
listening to YouTube and stuff like that. I am only used .20 MB
at the most with the phone. I recommend getting the I am from a
company called consumer Sellier if it all possible in your area.
They have a plan just for five bucks a month that will give you 5
mbar and unlimited text and talk which will be more than enough
for this phone. And if anybody decides to do this offer, please
contact me as I will give you an additional $10 off of your first
month just by giving you a referral. If you've never been with
this company before.
On Apr 1, 2020, at 1:45 PM, Abbie Taylor
<abbietaylor945@gmail.com> wrote:
I'm also considering purchasing the Blind Shell Classic phone.
Mystic Access now offers a free tutorial that can be downloaded
from their site at http://www.mysticaccess.com. You'll need to
search for the product, and you'll find the link to download the
tutorial on the product page. They also did a free class in
February on the subject, and you'll find a recording of that on
the free downloads page.
Mystic Access is now distributing the phone. What's more, for an
extra $19 set-up fee, they'll activate the phone with a network
that uses the A T and T tower. This network only charges $20 a
month for unlimited talking and texting and 1 gig of data. The
down side is that you have to install the battery and sim card,
which is something I've never done with a cell phone, and I'm
not particularly mechanically inclined. Otherwise, it's a good deal.
--
Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com
http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com abbietaylor945@gmail.com




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