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firefox question

William Vandervest
 

is there a way to have firefox block auto-refresh on webpages?    thanks
 
 
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Re: Laptops, who is king of the hill?

Robin Frost
 

Hi,
I have the
Toshiba Satellite L70-CBT2G22 Laptop.
It’s corners are a bit more angular as opposed to the rounded ones of my last model but texture of plastic and keyboard are the same. the only other difference is the speakers are more towards the front and seem to be bigger affording much fuller sound.
I hope this helps.
Robin
 
 
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 10:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops, who is king of the hill?
 
which model do you have?I am going to replace mine soon and I likethe layout of the Toshiba!  I wonder if they still come in that hard plastic that does not scratch!    Heather

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops, who is king of the hill?

Hi,
I just bought one of the Toshiba Satellite series.  It’s my second one from them. The machine is reliable, powerful and its onboard sound isn’t tinny as some laptops can be. I mention this because while there are plenty of output options to address this if one has to use it on the road for instance listening to speech through bad speakers can wear on one. I’m very happy with it and it was easy to reconfigure the function keys so they’d operate as normal. Many laptops today configure them to do special things and one must go into bios to address this but not with this model I’m glad to report.
I hope that helps.
Robin
 
 
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 1:59 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops, who is king of the hill?
 

Hi all.  In the new year I'm contemplating getting a laptop.  It has been a few years since I had one and things have moved on a fair bit since then.  However I would like to know which manufacturer is considered to have the best quality products.  A few years ago I saw a lot of posts on lists like this moaning and complaining about HP but have they improved?  are they considered a good bet for quality and reliability now?  There is a lot of differing brands on offer but I'd like to consider your opinions on the various brands and their pros and cons before seeking out a suitable model.  I've just looked at one web site and noticed that laptops are still rather expensive.  I actually want a laptop rather than a tablet because the hard drives are larger and there is an integral keyboard and more than one USB.  I've discounted apple as Apple are too controlling, restrictive and it is a completely new learning curve which I'm not inclined to embark on.  I would much prefer win7 as the OS, definitely not Win8.  The site I looked at has no Win10 which surprises me so I'll need to go with Win7, stick with what I know I guess.

 

If you have an opinion on the various brands then will you please let me know your thoughts and why you have come to the conclusions you have.  With thanks.  Walter.




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Re: Laptops, who is king of the hill?

heather albright
 


which model do you have?I am going to replace mine soon and I likethe layout of the Toshiba!  I wonder if they still come in that hard plastic that does not scratch!    Heather

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops, who is king of the hill?

Hi,
I just bought one of the Toshiba Satellite series.  It’s my second one from them. The machine is reliable, powerful and its onboard sound isn’t tinny as some laptops can be. I mention this because while there are plenty of output options to address this if one has to use it on the road for instance listening to speech through bad speakers can wear on one. I’m very happy with it and it was easy to reconfigure the function keys so they’d operate as normal. Many laptops today configure them to do special things and one must go into bios to address this but not with this model I’m glad to report.
I hope that helps.
Robin
 
 
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 1:59 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops, who is king of the hill?
 

Hi all.  In the new year I'm contemplating getting a laptop.  It has been a few years since I had one and things have moved on a fair bit since then.  However I would like to know which manufacturer is considered to have the best quality products.  A few years ago I saw a lot of posts on lists like this moaning and complaining about HP but have they improved?  are they considered a good bet for quality and reliability now?  There is a lot of differing brands on offer but I'd like to consider your opinions on the various brands and their pros and cons before seeking out a suitable model.  I've just looked at one web site and noticed that laptops are still rather expensive.  I actually want a laptop rather than a tablet because the hard drives are larger and there is an integral keyboard and more than one USB.  I've discounted apple as Apple are too controlling, restrictive and it is a completely new learning curve which I'm not inclined to embark on.  I would much prefer win7 as the OS, definitely not Win8.  The site I looked at has no Win10 which surprises me so I'll need to go with Win7, stick with what I know I guess.

 

If you have an opinion on the various brands then will you please let me know your thoughts and why you have come to the conclusions you have.  With thanks.  Walter.




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Re: does system access work on windows 10

Blaster
 

That does sound unusual.
If this is a 1st time install, did you try installing from www.satogo.com ?

You could also try downloading the repair tool onto another pc and
transfer it with a USB drive and run in manually to see if that helps.

Blaster

On 12/13/15, joanne <grandma1323@...> wrote:
It just keeps playing its sound and not installing. I don't know if it's
supposed to take a longer time loading than it did in other Windows
versions, but it just doesn't seem to want to completely install. Maybe I
should just let it try for a longer period but a sighted person said it's
not even moving or doing anything.



--------------------------------------------------
From: "Blaster Nil8" <blaster.nil8@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2015 8:52 PM
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] does system access work on windows 10

What type of problem are you having?
Are you getting an error message?

Regards,
Blaster


On 12/12/15, joanne <grandma1323@...> wrote:
I've been having trouble loading System Access Mobile using my friend's
Windows 10 computer. Is this program not ready to use in windows 10?
Thanks for any input.




Re: NFL on the iPhone?

SK22
 

Good. Maybe Tune In will offer The NBA. When I checked in to it someone
wanted 26 dollars a month for one team. I know people who pay less than
that for their TV sports cable channel.

Shirley

-----Original Message-----
From: Robin Frost [mailto:robini71@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 3:12 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NFL on the iPhone?

Hi,
the NFL has their own app but it's horrid in my humble view and their new
game pass isn't worth the money if you just want audio. I can vouch for the
tune In option. it is in real-time I.E. no 5 minute delay as some other
services such as sirius xm have in place. I'd read they plan to add other
major sporting leagues in the future as well.
Some of the free apps from individual teams also often feature radio
broadcast options therein as well but their accessibility I.E. labeling of
buttons is hit or miss.
So Tune In might be your best bet.
I hope that helps.
Robin


-----Original Message-----
From: Rich De Steno
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 5:49 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NFL on the iPhone?

There are a few options. You can buy Pro Football Radio for 99 cents, but
it is a hit and miss proposition. I Have it and it works well enough for
me. They give you a list of possible stations for every team and you usully
get the game after you try a few, but no guarantees. If you want an
official "sure thing", Tune-in Radio advertises a premium version for $8.99
per month, which gets you all NFL games plus many recorded books and
commercial-free stations, but I do not use that myself.

Rich De Steno

On 12/13/2015 5:41 PM, Curtis Delzer wrote:
Like at bat, for MLB, is there an ap for the IiPhone which does the same?
pick local broadcasts for games, or any broadcast for a fee?
At bat is $2.99 per month without the TV option, just "game day audio,"
which is all I would want.



Curtis Delzer
H.S.
K6VFO
San Bernardino, CA






Re: Closin g Jaws after crashing

Carlos
 

I believe JAWS key+Windows key+F4 is the shortcut you are thinking of.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marsha via Groups.io" <marcatony@...>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 8:03 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Closin g Jaws after crashing


Hi
I really don't know if I posted this or just thought I posted this.
How do I close Jaws after it has crashed and there isn't any speech. I used to know how to do it but have forgotten. Thanks for any help. I am using Jaws 14 or 15. Thanks again.

Marsha


Re: using NVDA to upgrade to Win10

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Jim,

You can use NVDA up until the computer says it's going to restart (and will restart several time). After that point, wait about half an hour (give or take, depending on the age and speed of your machine), then try pressing WINDOWS+U to start Narrator and bring up the ease of access center - you'll need to do this at this point as while NVDA should work once the install is complete, only Narrator works in this middle part).

If Narrator doesn't start, go grab another cuppa and try again in another 20 mins. On my five year old machine it took about 80 minutes - I've heard reports anywhere from half an hour to three hours so your mileage may vary.

I've written a book on Windows 10 you may be interested in. I offer a free chapter which is just happens to be the one on upgrading: http://www.22point.com.au/publications.html

Kind regards

Quentin.

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Just got an update to for my NVDA and was wondering when I upgrade to Win10 at what point do I start NVDA and what is the procedure in doing so? Any advice is greatly appreciated! P.S. someone can reply offlist to wohlggie@.... THANKS&73 de
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Re: Closin g Jaws after crashing

Matt
 

Well the easiest way is just start up another screen reader and then close
JFW out. Then close that screen reader and then start jFW again.


Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Marsha via Groups.io [mailto:marcatony@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 8:03 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Closin g Jaws after crashing

Hi
I really don't know if I posted this or just thought I posted this.
How do I close Jaws after it has crashed and there isn't any speech. I
used to know how to do it but have forgotten. Thanks for any help. I am
using Jaws 14 or 15. Thanks again.

Marsha


Closin g Jaws after crashing

Marsha <marcatony@...>
 

Hi
I really don't know if I posted this or just thought I posted this.
How do I close Jaws after it has crashed and there isn't any speech. I used to know how to do it but have forgotten. Thanks for any help. I am using Jaws 14 or 15. Thanks again.

Marsha


Re: Laptops, who is king of the hill?

Matt
 

Yes dell has good ones as well, if buying from dell I like buying off the business side as you don’t get all that un necessary software you get with dell. Or buy one off the Microsoft store.

 

 

 

From: Joe [mailto:jsoro620@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 3:06 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops, who is king of the hill?

 

I’d get the latest model of the Dell XPS 13. Great specs and reliability, but of course, this is personal preference, though several tech publications back up my choice. I’ve had great experience with Dell over the past ten years, hard-pressed to switch to another brand.

 

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From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 2:09 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops, who is king of the hill?

 

I don't have any specific recommendations at the moment, but I have to disagree about the prices.  If anything, laptop prices are lower than ever.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 1:59 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops, who is king of the hill?

 

Hi all.  In the new year I'm contemplating getting a laptop.  It has been a few years since I had one and things have moved on a fair bit since then.  However I would like to know which manufacturer is considered to have the best quality products.  A few years ago I saw a lot of posts on lists like this moaning and complaining about HP but have they improved?  are they considered a good bet for quality and reliability now?  There is a lot of differing brands on offer but I'd like to consider your opinions on the various brands and their pros and cons before seeking out a suitable model.  I've just looked at one web site and noticed that laptops are still rather expensive.  I actually want a laptop rather than a tablet because the hard drives are larger and there is an integral keyboard and more than one USB.  I've discounted apple as Apple are too controlling, restrictive and it is a completely new learning curve which I'm not inclined to embark on.  I would much prefer win7 as the OS, definitely not Win8.  The site I looked at has no Win10 which surprises me so I'll need to go with Win7, stick with what I know I guess.

 

If you have an opinion on the various brands then will you please let me know your thoughts and why you have come to the conclusions you have.  With thanks.  Walter.

 


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Re: Laptops, who is king of the hill?

Matt
 

Yes that is supposed to be a good computer. If you buy one from the Microsoft store you can get it without all the un necessary software you don't need.


Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Lenron [mailto:lenron93@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 2:53 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops, who is king of the hill?

I love asus.

On 12/13/15, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Actually, I would go as far as saying that for $600 to $800 you can
purchase a reasonably powerful machine if you shop around.
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 2:40 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops, who is king of the hill?


Well, I agree computer in general is down in prices. Can you spend a
lot of money on one yes. But you can buy a very good laptop and
desktop for around 1000 bucks or less. I would say you can get a
fairly good windows machine to do most of what most people would want
to do with one for around
600 to the 800 buck mark.





Matt.from.florida@...



From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 2:09 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops, who is king of the hill?



I don't have any specific recommendations at the moment, but I have
to disagree about the prices. If anything, laptop prices are lower than ever.

----- Original Message -----

From: Walter Ramage

To: TechTalk@groups.io

Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 1:59 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops, who is king of the hill?



Hi all. In the new year I'm contemplating getting a laptop. It
has been a few years since I had one and things have moved on a fair
bit since then. However I would like to know which manufacturer is
considered to have the best quality products. A few years ago I saw a
lot of posts on lists like this moaning and complaining about HP but
have they improved? are they considered a good bet for quality and
reliability now? There is a lot of differing brands on offer but I'd
like to consider your opinions on the various brands and their pros and cons before seeking out a suitable model.
I've just looked at one web site and noticed that laptops are still
rather expensive. I actually want a laptop rather than a tablet
because the hard drives are larger and there is an integral keyboard and more than one USB.
I've discounted apple as Apple are too controlling, restrictive and it
is a completely new learning curve which I'm not inclined to embark
on. I would much prefer win7 as the OS, definitely not Win8. The
site I looked at has no Win10 which surprises me so I'll need to go
with Win7, stick with what I know I guess.



If you have an opinion on the various brands then will you please
let me know your thoughts and why you have come to the conclusions you
have. With thanks. Walter.




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Re: Laptops, who is king of the hill?

Matt
 

Yes I totally agree.

 

 

 

From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 2:48 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops, who is king of the hill?

 

Actually, I would go as far as saying that for $600 to $800 you can purchase a reasonably powerful machine if you shop around.

----- Original Message -----

From: Matt

Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 2:40 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops, who is king of the hill?

 

Well, I agree computer in general is down in prices. Can you spend a lot of money on one yes. But you can buy a very good laptop and desktop for around 1000 bucks or less. I would say you can get a fairly good windows machine to do most of what most people would want to do with one for around 600 to the 800 buck mark.

 

 

 

From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 2:09 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops, who is king of the hill?

 

I don't have any specific recommendations at the moment, but I have to disagree about the prices.  If anything, laptop prices are lower than ever.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 1:59 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops, who is king of the hill?

 

Hi all.  In the new year I'm contemplating getting a laptop.  It has been a few years since I had one and things have moved on a fair bit since then.  However I would like to know which manufacturer is considered to have the best quality products.  A few years ago I saw a lot of posts on lists like this moaning and complaining about HP but have they improved?  are they considered a good bet for quality and reliability now?  There is a lot of differing brands on offer but I'd like to consider your opinions on the various brands and their pros and cons before seeking out a suitable model.  I've just looked at one web site and noticed that laptops are still rather expensive.  I actually want a laptop rather than a tablet because the hard drives are larger and there is an integral keyboard and more than one USB.  I've discounted apple as Apple are too controlling, restrictive and it is a completely new learning curve which I'm not inclined to embark on.  I would much prefer win7 as the OS, definitely not Win8.  The site I looked at has no Win10 which surprises me so I'll need to go with Win7, stick with what I know I guess.

 

If you have an opinion on the various brands then will you please let me know your thoughts and why you have come to the conclusions you have.  With thanks.  Walter.

 


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Re: looking for a labeler that works with the Perkins brailler and dymo tape

Troy Burnham
 

I'll call Maxiaids again tomorrow since I now know what it's called, but when I called them Friday and just tried to explain what I wanted the lady said that the only thing they had that was close to what I was describing was a dymo tape holder.

Troy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@...>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2015 11:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a labeler that works with the Perkins brailler and dymo tape


Hi Group,

I got my Perkins labeler from the NFB. I think after I purchased it, heard you could get it for half the price at Humanware of Maxi Aids or some such place; I don' remember just where.


On 12/12/2015 11:04 PM, Troy Burnham wrote:
Hello Pat,

Do you remember where you bought yours, and/or do you know who sells them in the United States? I just googled Perkins dymo adapter and I found it at a company called Worldwide Vision, but I couldn't tell if they are in the US or not and I'd rather purchase it from within the US so the shipping cost won't be so much.

Thanks.

Troy


----- Original Message -----
From: Pat Seed
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 11, 2015 9:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] looking for a labeler that works with the Perkins brailler and dymo tape


Hi Troy and Everyone,
Yes, there, indeed, is a device for labelling that can be used with the Perkins Brailler. I know, because I have one. The one I have is metal, and it sits under the carriage of the Braille writer. It is as long as the Braille writer line, and the one part that holds the tape lays on the Braille writer, with the tape ending up underneath the Brailing head as it moves from left to right. The other edge of the device hangs down, making sure that it is positioned properly for the Braille to be written.

It is called the Perkins Dymo Adaptor.

Blessings and All the Very Best,
Pat




----- Original Message -----
From: Troy Burnham
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 11, 2015 9:38 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] looking for a labeler that works with the Perkins brailler and dymo tape


Hi All,

I thought there used to be something that you could use with the Perkins brailler to make braille labels on dymo tape, but I called Perkins this week and although the guy knew what I was describing he said they didn't have it and he sent me to Maxiaids, but I called Maxiaids today and the lady I talked to had no idea what I was talking about and said that the only thing they have that sounds close to what I described is a dymo tape holder.

Does such an item still exist, if it ever did, and if so where might I find it and what is it called if anybody knows? I was talking with some friends a couple of months ago and they seemed to know what I wanted and they said they do exist, and they gave me a place to try if I wanted a plastic one and another place if I wanted a metal one, but I can't remember now where they said to go.

I have one of the metal braille labelers that has the braille dial that you turn to select what letter you want, but of course that dial doesn't have nearly all of the braille contractions so that's why I want this other item is so I can use more contractions and thus make shorter labels since I'd be using the Perkins brailler.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Troy


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Re: Pizzara Audio Extractor

Carlos
 

I understand.  For casual listening it probably isn't a big deal.  I was just providing clarification.  Just some thoughts to keep in mind for more important material.

----- Original Message -----
From: Merv Keck
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Pizzara Audio Extractor

This was just a quick fix for a very casual and immediate need. The file was already toast when I got it. I usually don’t work with ccompressed audio when altering files for long term results.

 

From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:19 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Pizzara Audio Extractor

 

Hi Merv,

Just be aware that increasing the level of a file with Pazera Audio Extractor involves transcoding which means loss of audio quality if the target format is not lossless like wav or flac.  If the source file is an MP3 and you want to modify the gain without quality loss, you are better off using a program like MP3Gain.

Also, increasing the bitrate of a lossy format like MP3 does not improve the audio quality.  It actually reduces the quality because once again you are transcoding to a lossy format which means the encoder is throwing away even more data.

----- Original Message -----

From: Merv Keck

Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 5:58 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Pizzara Audio Extractor

 

Hi,

I apologize if I am not spelling that correctly but I’m currently typing with a blinding headache right now. I wanted to thank Carlos again for the above stated audio utility. I have been meaning to try some of the other utilities on the list above what I am already using but I have had this one for a while thanks to his recommendation. Today I had a file that did not need converted but it did need the volume boosted quite a bit. It really didn’t need normalized or a bunch of fancy audio work in goldwave or any other application I might have. So I just very quickly brought it up and boosted the volume and while I was at it boosted the bit rate and it now sounds much better for the casual listening in which it was intended. So I wanted to thank Carlos again and throw that out there if anyone thinks that utility is just for converting from one file to another.

Merv

 


Re: Pizzara Audio Extractor

Merv Keck <blind5sparrow@...>
 

This was just a quick fix for a very casual and immediate need. The file was already toast when I got it. I usually don’t work with ccompressed audio when altering files for long term results.

 

From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:19 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Pizzara Audio Extractor

 

Hi Merv,

Just be aware that increasing the level of a file with Pazera Audio Extractor involves transcoding which means loss of audio quality if the target format is not lossless like wav or flac.  If the source file is an MP3 and you want to modify the gain without quality loss, you are better off using a program like MP3Gain.

Also, increasing the bitrate of a lossy format like MP3 does not improve the audio quality.  It actually reduces the quality because once again you are transcoding to a lossy format which means the encoder is throwing away even more data.

----- Original Message -----

From: Merv Keck

Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 5:58 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Pizzara Audio Extractor

 

Hi,

I apologize if I am not spelling that correctly but I’m currently typing with a blinding headache right now. I wanted to thank Carlos again for the above stated audio utility. I have been meaning to try some of the other utilities on the list above what I am already using but I have had this one for a while thanks to his recommendation. Today I had a file that did not need converted but it did need the volume boosted quite a bit. It really didn’t need normalized or a bunch of fancy audio work in goldwave or any other application I might have. So I just very quickly brought it up and boosted the volume and while I was at it boosted the bit rate and it now sounds much better for the casual listening in which it was intended. So I wanted to thank Carlos again and throw that out there if anyone thinks that utility is just for converting from one file to another.

Merv

 


Re: Pizzara Audio Extractor

Carlos
 

Hi Merv,
Just be aware that increasing the level of a file with Pazera Audio Extractor involves transcoding which means loss of audio quality if the target format is not lossless like wav or flac.  If the source file is an MP3 and you want to modify the gain without quality loss, you are better off using a program like MP3Gain.
Also, increasing the bitrate of a lossy format like MP3 does not improve the audio quality.  It actually reduces the quality because once again you are transcoding to a lossy format which means the encoder is throwing away even more data.

----- Original Message -----
From: Merv Keck
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 5:58 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Pizzara Audio Extractor

Hi,

I apologize if I am not spelling that correctly but I’m currently typing with a blinding headache right now. I wanted to thank Carlos again for the above stated audio utility. I have been meaning to try some of the other utilities on the list above what I am already using but I have had this one for a while thanks to his recommendation. Today I had a file that did not need converted but it did need the volume boosted quite a bit. It really didn’t need normalized or a bunch of fancy audio work in goldwave or any other application I might have. So I just very quickly brought it up and boosted the volume and while I was at it boosted the bit rate and it now sounds much better for the casual listening in which it was intended. So I wanted to thank Carlos again and throw that out there if anyone thinks that utility is just for converting from one file to another.

Merv

 


Re: Laptops, who is king of the hill?

Robin Frost
 

Hi,
I just bought one of the Toshiba Satellite series.  It’s my second one from them. The machine is reliable, powerful and its onboard sound isn’t tinny as some laptops can be. I mention this because while there are plenty of output options to address this if one has to use it on the road for instance listening to speech through bad speakers can wear on one. I’m very happy with it and it was easy to reconfigure the function keys so they’d operate as normal. Many laptops today configure them to do special things and one must go into bios to address this but not with this model I’m glad to report.
I hope that helps.
Robin
 
 
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 1:59 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops, who is king of the hill?
 

Hi all.  In the new year I'm contemplating getting a laptop.  It has been a few years since I had one and things have moved on a fair bit since then.  However I would like to know which manufacturer is considered to have the best quality products.  A few years ago I saw a lot of posts on lists like this moaning and complaining about HP but have they improved?  are they considered a good bet for quality and reliability now?  There is a lot of differing brands on offer but I'd like to consider your opinions on the various brands and their pros and cons before seeking out a suitable model.  I've just looked at one web site and noticed that laptops are still rather expensive.  I actually want a laptop rather than a tablet because the hard drives are larger and there is an integral keyboard and more than one USB.  I've discounted apple as Apple are too controlling, restrictive and it is a completely new learning curve which I'm not inclined to embark on.  I would much prefer win7 as the OS, definitely not Win8.  The site I looked at has no Win10 which surprises me so I'll need to go with Win7, stick with what I know I guess.

 

If you have an opinion on the various brands then will you please let me know your thoughts and why you have come to the conclusions you have.  With thanks.  Walter.




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Re: NFL on the iPhone?

Robin Frost
 

Hi,
the NFL has their own app but it's horrid in my humble view and their new game pass isn't worth the money if you just want audio. I can vouch for the tune In option. it is in real-time I.E. no 5 minute delay as some other services such as sirius xm have in place. I'd read they plan to add other major sporting leagues in the future as well.
Some of the free apps from individual teams also often feature radio broadcast options therein as well but their accessibility I.E. labeling of buttons is hit or miss.
So Tune In might be your best bet.
I hope that helps.
Robin

-----Original Message-----
From: Rich De Steno
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 5:49 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NFL on the iPhone?

There are a few options. You can buy Pro Football Radio for 99 cents,
but it is a hit and miss proposition. I Have it and it works well
enough for me. They give you a list of possible stations for every team
and you usully get the game after you try a few, but no guarantees. If
you want an official "sure thing", Tune-in Radio advertises a premium
version for $8.99 per month, which gets you all NFL games plus many
recorded books and commercial-free stations, but I do not use that myself.

Rich De Steno

On 12/13/2015 5:41 PM, Curtis Delzer wrote:
Like at bat, for MLB, is there an ap for the IiPhone which does the same? pick local broadcasts for games, or any broadcast for a fee?
At bat is $2.99 per month without the TV option, just "game day audio," which is all I would want.



Curtis Delzer
H.S.
K6VFO
San Bernardino, CA






Pizzara Audio Extractor

Merv Keck <blind5sparrow@...>
 

Hi,

I apologize if I am not spelling that correctly but I’m currently typing with a blinding headache right now. I wanted to thank Carlos again for the above stated audio utility. I have been meaning to try some of the other utilities on the list above what I am already using but I have had this one for a while thanks to his recommendation. Today I had a file that did not need converted but it did need the volume boosted quite a bit. It really didn’t need normalized or a bunch of fancy audio work in goldwave or any other application I might have. So I just very quickly brought it up and boosted the volume and while I was at it boosted the bit rate and it now sounds much better for the casual listening in which it was intended. So I wanted to thank Carlos again and throw that out there if anyone thinks that utility is just for converting from one file to another.

Merv

 


Re: NFL on the iPhone?

Rich De Steno <ironrock@...>
 

There are a few options. You can buy Pro Football Radio for 99 cents, but it is a hit and miss proposition. I Have it and it works well enough for me. They give you a list of possible stations for every team and you usully get the game after you try a few, but no guarantees. If you want an official "sure thing", Tune-in Radio advertises a premium version for $8.99 per month, which gets you all NFL games plus many recorded books and commercial-free stations, but I do not use that myself.

Rich De Steno

On 12/13/2015 5:41 PM, Curtis Delzer wrote:
Like at bat, for MLB, is there an ap for the IiPhone which does the same? pick local broadcasts for games, or any broadcast for a fee?
At bat is $2.99 per month without the TV option, just "game day audio," which is all I would want.



Curtis Delzer
H.S.
K6VFO
San Bernardino, CA




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