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using win PE for XP installation

Armando Maldonado
 

Hello, I was wondering if the current win PE works for XP installation? Thanks.
Armando


Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Cristóbal
 

I guess we've been lucky. Don't know what to tell you other than it may also be an issue with the particular mail carrier assigned to your root.
As I mentioned earlier, my wife for example sells on Amazon and ships roughly 120 to 150 packages a month. Not to mention the regular stuff that goes out. Off the top of my head, I can recall maybe two parcels getting completely lost and even then, she's been able to get reimbursed for the value of the package from the USPS since insurance is included automatically when under $100 for priority mail. Which is her default method of shipment. There have been times every blue moon where something's gotten rerouted or delayed, but considering the shere volume of mail being moved around, that's not terribly unexpected. She did have some instances where the buyer claims that they never got anything, but it's hard to say since there are scams out there where this is the MO. This is why again, she's made it a custome to include signature confirmation for apartment buildings for example.
We also get a lot of parcels be it for merchandise she orders or just regular mail stuff for my home based business where USPS and the other services drop off. UPS, ON Track, FedEx...
Admittedly, we are in a residence and not in a building, but even then. I often joke with her that the neighbors must think we're drug dealers since the UPS or USPS folks are always running up to our door to drop or pick up.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 5:38 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Hi Group,

I had a friend who routinely had problems with UPS and Fed Ex. On one
occasion, it benefited him. He actually saw the UPS driver place a
package containing a radio in the back of a station wagon in his
neighbor's driveway. No one else was around so he snatched it up and
then reported that he never got it. He got another radio.

Both the UPS and USPS have issues. UPS has essentially emasculated it's
union, so it's once perfect record is now blemished. USPS has cut
wages, benefits and hired a lot of part timers at 10 dollars an hour
with no benefits and massively cut back the number of postal
inspectors--causing issues. Downsize Downsize Downsize!

On 2/24/2016 6:30 AM, Carlos wrote:
Yep, I've had packages which were completely lost in the system as
well. A
couple of times even when they claimed it had been delivered. I've also
experienced packages simply being left out in the hall. Or claims of
attempted deliveries which I know for a fact never took place. Granted,
those experiences are not necessarily frequent, but frequent enough that
there is definitely at least some laziness and incompetence involved if
nothing else.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerald Levy" <bwaylimited@...>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 6:19 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49



Absolutely not true. The USPS is so incompetent and inefficient that I
often do not get updated tracking infornation until after my shipment has
been delivered. Last year, they managed to lose two fairly large
packages
that had been shipped by Amazon which just vanished without a trace
somewhere in their system, never to be seen again. In both cases, Amazon
refunded the cost of the orders.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Norman
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 5:54 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Hi.
Does it matter?
You always have tracking numbers and can find out where you're
packages are.


On 2/23/2016 1:54 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

But with Amazon, you have no control over which shipping carrier they
will
choose for your order. It could be UPS or USPS or Fedex or one of those
fly-by-night smaller outfits like Laser Ship or A1 International. And if
they split up your order into two or more shipments, they may use
different carriers for each one.

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: Matt
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 1:47 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

I take where I am at UPS or FedEx anytime over USPS!


Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

privatize privatize privatize; It's always better isn't it?!


On 2/23/2016 8:58 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:
But here’s another dirty little secret about UPS, Fedex and USPS
shipping
that you guys may not be aware of. If you live in an apartment
complex,these three delivery carriers will no longer deliver large
packages directly to your door,even if you have paid a pretty penny out
of your own pocket for delivery. Instead, their drivers now usually
leave packages with the super or building manager in the basement or
other central location. The problem with this new policy is that if
the
super isn’t around to sign for delivery or place the packages in a
secure
location, the driver will simply leave them outside his door where
anyone
can walk by and steal them. I have complained numerous times to UPS
customer service about this practice, but to no avail. Whenever I order
stuff that is delivered by UPS or Fedex or the USPS, the driver now
always leaves the package with my super. But if he is not around to
sign
for delivery, the driver just leaves the package outside his door where
anyone can walk by and take it for themselves. Fortunately, I have not
yet had one of my deliveries stolen, but I am still very unhappy over
this lackadaisical attitude on the part of these delivery carriers.

Gerald



From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:42 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

I don't see how Amazon does the free shipping even at that price. I
guess
the shippers give the big shippers a big discount. I sent a 13 pound
package by UPS recently and it cost me $37, much more than the cost of
the contents of the package.
"1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one
another."
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Yes I seen that this morning on the news. I am a prime member so it
might not affect me so much.

But this would not be unusual as things is slowing down on buying
and so you would expect this. I don’t think they had or even thought
of the blind people when doing this . It is just good business sense.
If you not selling as much you cannot afford to cut the price of
shipping or the price of things just go up as people is now not going
to be buying as much. JST







Matt.from.florida@...



From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:00 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49





Yikes! Imagine my horror when I visited Amazon.com this morning to
discover that they have raised their minimum order size to qualify for
free shipping from $35 to $49 for non-Prime members. This is a
whopping
40% increase, and makes it more difficult for those of us blind
consumers
who live on limited incomes to now shop there. It’s bad enough that
Amazon keeps tinkering with its web site to the detriment of screen
reader users like us. But now, to add insult to injury, they have now
made it more difficult to get free shipping. A pox on Jeff Bezos
and all
his ancestors!!! LOL!!



Gerald




























Re: Changing landline to wireless.

Carolyn Arnold
 

I think you have a point about the land line. Verizon wanted to port it
and charge $20 a month for some kind of a box thing. One of my friends
has that, and the quality is terrible.

We qualified for an upgrade with Verizon, and I got an LG Rivera 3. It
has speech accessibility and little dots on Send and End. I believe that
I'll like it.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Veronica Kirk [mailto:veronicaa.kirk@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 10:02 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Changing landline to wireless.

The clarity and quality in sound with a landline is so much better than a
wireless phone. Also when I talk with friends who are using a wireless
phone, they are constantly fading out, sounding muffled and so often I
have
to ask them to repeat what they have just said because I missed part of
their conversation.

Veronica

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 1:56 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Changing landline to wireless.

Some bright person on the list gave me fair warning, that it would not be
like I was thinking to make the change from the land line to my wireless
phone. How right she was! Bottom line, it wasn't worth it.

Best from,

Carolyn


Re: cutting and pasting

DAVID GLOBE
 

I’ll try it, thanks.
David
 

From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 10:04 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cutting and pasting
 
I expect there are a number of ways to do this.  Here is one. 
Begin a new blank message.  put the address you want to copy in the to line.
I am assuming the address is in your contacts and that you can place the address in the to line as you usually would.
Then select and copy the to line to the clipboard.  Cancel the message and paste the address wherever you want in the message where you want it to appear.
 
Gene
 
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 8:57 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] cutting and pasting
 
Is it possible in livemail to copy someones email address and forward it to someone else?  I need to send our friend, my inlaws email address.  How can this be done?
David


Jaws and numbering problem

Walter Ramage
 

Hi folks.  I have a jaws question (I use Jaws 16) that is bugging me.  I've just got my PC back after having a new motherboard and a new power supply fitted.  In installing jaws I notice that when I enter a folder it doesn't give me the correct number of files, or folders in a particular folder.  For example I have an audio book drive and I know there is thirteen and a half thousand books in there but when I open the drive/folder it will say the first file/folder is one of 19 and if i go down it gives me different values.  So if it says the first file is one of 19 and then I go down another 18 files/folders then it should read 19 of 19 but it will say something like 36 of 54.  I've gone into the view menu and checked the list option but it has made no difference.  Does anybody know how to get Jaws to announce how to pronounce the correct value such as 5,390 of 10,460 or 6,243 of 13,498 etc please.  Your help would be valued.  Walter.

 


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www.avast.com


Re: cutting and pasting

Gene
 

I expect there are a number of ways to do this.  Here is one. 
Begin a new blank message.  put the address you want to copy in the to line.
I am assuming the address is in your contacts and that you can place the address in the to line as you usually would.
Then select and copy the to line to the clipboard.  Cancel the message and paste the address wherever you want in the message where you want it to appear.
 
Gene

Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 8:57 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] cutting and pasting

Is it possible in livemail to copy someones email address and forward it to someone else?  I need to send our friend, my inlaws email address.  How can this be done?
David


cutting and pasting

DAVID GLOBE
 

Is it possible in livemail to copy someones email address and forward it to someone else?  I need to send our friend, my inlaws email address.  How can this be done?
David


This week on Eyes On Success: Services for Preparing Your Taxes

blueskies11
 

1609 Services for Preparing Your Taxes (Feb. 24, 2016)

Did you know that there are organizations that will help you prepare your tax return at no cost and that the IRS has accessible forms and publications if you want to prepare your own return? This week hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Darryl Eaton of the IRS about these and other services that can assist the visually impaired, and demonstrate the IRS2Go app.

 

The audio and show notes for this episode can be found at:

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You can find the podcast on iTunes or by using the following URL in your favorite podcatcher:

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Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I had a friend who routinely had problems with UPS and Fed Ex. On one
occasion, it benefited him. He actually saw the UPS driver place a
package containing a radio in the back of a station wagon in his
neighbor's driveway. No one else was around so he snatched it up and
then reported that he never got it. He got another radio.

Both the UPS and USPS have issues. UPS has essentially emasculated it's
union, so it's once perfect record is now blemished. USPS has cut
wages, benefits and hired a lot of part timers at 10 dollars an hour
with no benefits and massively cut back the number of postal
inspectors--causing issues. Downsize Downsize Downsize!

On 2/24/2016 6:30 AM, Carlos wrote:
Yep, I've had packages which were completely lost in the system as
well. A
couple of times even when they claimed it had been delivered. I've also
experienced packages simply being left out in the hall. Or claims of
attempted deliveries which I know for a fact never took place. Granted,
those experiences are not necessarily frequent, but frequent enough that
there is definitely at least some laziness and incompetence involved if
nothing else.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerald Levy" <bwaylimited@...>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 6:19 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49



Absolutely not true. The USPS is so incompetent and inefficient that I
often do not get updated tracking infornation until after my shipment has
been delivered. Last year, they managed to lose two fairly large
packages
that had been shipped by Amazon which just vanished without a trace
somewhere in their system, never to be seen again. In both cases, Amazon
refunded the cost of the orders.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Norman
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 5:54 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Hi.
Does it matter?
You always have tracking numbers and can find out where you're
packages are.


On 2/23/2016 1:54 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

But with Amazon, you have no control over which shipping carrier they
will
choose for your order. It could be UPS or USPS or Fedex or one of those
fly-by-night smaller outfits like Laser Ship or A1 International. And if
they split up your order into two or more shipments, they may use
different carriers for each one.

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: Matt
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 1:47 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

I take where I am at UPS or FedEx anytime over USPS!


Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

privatize privatize privatize; It's always better isn't it?!


On 2/23/2016 8:58 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:
But here’s another dirty little secret about UPS, Fedex and USPS
shipping
that you guys may not be aware of. If you live in an apartment
complex,these three delivery carriers will no longer deliver large
packages directly to your door,even if you have paid a pretty penny out
of your own pocket for delivery. Instead, their drivers now usually
leave packages with the super or building manager in the basement or
other central location. The problem with this new policy is that if
the
super isn’t around to sign for delivery or place the packages in a
secure
location, the driver will simply leave them outside his door where
anyone
can walk by and steal them. I have complained numerous times to UPS
customer service about this practice, but to no avail. Whenever I order
stuff that is delivered by UPS or Fedex or the USPS, the driver now
always leaves the package with my super. But if he is not around to
sign
for delivery, the driver just leaves the package outside his door where
anyone can walk by and take it for themselves. Fortunately, I have not
yet had one of my deliveries stolen, but I am still very unhappy over
this lackadaisical attitude on the part of these delivery carriers.

Gerald



From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:42 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

I don't see how Amazon does the free shipping even at that price. I
guess
the shippers give the big shippers a big discount. I sent a 13 pound
package by UPS recently and it cost me $37, much more than the cost of
the contents of the package.
"1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one
another."
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Yes I seen that this morning on the news. I am a prime member so it
might not affect me so much.

But this would not be unusual as things is slowing down on buying
and so you would expect this. I don’t think they had or even thought
of the blind people when doing this . It is just good business sense.
If you not selling as much you cannot afford to cut the price of
shipping or the price of things just go up as people is now not going
to be buying as much. JST







Matt.from.florida@...



From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:00 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49





Yikes! Imagine my horror when I visited Amazon.com this morning to
discover that they have raised their minimum order size to qualify for
free shipping from $35 to $49 for non-Prime members. This is a
whopping
40% increase, and makes it more difficult for those of us blind
consumers
who live on limited incomes to now shop there. It’s bad enough that
Amazon keeps tinkering with its web site to the detriment of screen
reader users like us. But now, to add insult to injury, they have now
made it more difficult to get free shipping. A pox on Jeff Bezos
and all
his ancestors!!! LOL!!



Gerald



























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Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Carlos
 

Yep, I've had packages which were completely lost in the system as well. A
couple of times even when they claimed it had been delivered. I've also
experienced packages simply being left out in the hall. Or claims of
attempted deliveries which I know for a fact never took place. Granted,
those experiences are not necessarily frequent, but frequent enough that
there is definitely at least some laziness and incompetence involved if
nothing else.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerald Levy" <bwaylimited@...>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 6:19 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49



Absolutely not true. The USPS is so incompetent and inefficient that I
often do not get updated tracking infornation until after my shipment has
been delivered. Last year, they managed to lose two fairly large packages
that had been shipped by Amazon which just vanished without a trace
somewhere in their system, never to be seen again. In both cases, Amazon
refunded the cost of the orders.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Norman
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 5:54 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Hi.
Does it matter?
You always have tracking numbers and can find out where you're packages are.


On 2/23/2016 1:54 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

But with Amazon, you have no control over which shipping carrier they will
choose for your order. It could be UPS or USPS or Fedex or one of those
fly-by-night smaller outfits like Laser Ship or A1 International. And if
they split up your order into two or more shipments, they may use
different carriers for each one.

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: Matt
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 1:47 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

I take where I am at UPS or FedEx anytime over USPS!


Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

privatize privatize privatize; It's always better isn't it?!


On 2/23/2016 8:58 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:
But here’s another dirty little secret about UPS, Fedex and USPS shipping
that you guys may not be aware of. If you live in an apartment
complex,these three delivery carriers will no longer deliver large
packages directly to your door,even if you have paid a pretty penny out
of your own pocket for delivery. Instead, their drivers now usually
leave packages with the super or building manager in the basement or
other central location. The problem with this new policy is that if the
super isn’t around to sign for delivery or place the packages in a secure
location, the driver will simply leave them outside his door where anyone
can walk by and steal them. I have complained numerous times to UPS
customer service about this practice, but to no avail. Whenever I order
stuff that is delivered by UPS or Fedex or the USPS, the driver now
always leaves the package with my super. But if he is not around to sign
for delivery, the driver just leaves the package outside his door where
anyone can walk by and take it for themselves. Fortunately, I have not
yet had one of my deliveries stolen, but I am still very unhappy over
this lackadaisical attitude on the part of these delivery carriers.

Gerald



From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:42 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

I don't see how Amazon does the free shipping even at that price. I guess
the shippers give the big shippers a big discount. I sent a 13 pound
package by UPS recently and it cost me $37, much more than the cost of
the contents of the package.
"1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one
another."
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Yes I seen that this morning on the news. I am a prime member so it
might not affect me so much.

But this would not be unusual as things is slowing down on buying
and so you would expect this. I don’t think they had or even thought
of the blind people when doing this . It is just good business sense.
If you not selling as much you cannot afford to cut the price of
shipping or the price of things just go up as people is now not going
to be buying as much. JST







Matt.from.florida@...



From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:00 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49





Yikes! Imagine my horror when I visited Amazon.com this morning to
discover that they have raised their minimum order size to qualify for
free shipping from $35 to $49 for non-Prime members. This is a whopping
40% increase, and makes it more difficult for those of us blind consumers
who live on limited incomes to now shop there. It’s bad enough that
Amazon keeps tinkering with its web site to the detriment of screen
reader users like us. But now, to add insult to injury, they have now
made it more difficult to get free shipping. A pox on Jeff Bezos and all
his ancestors!!! LOL!!



Gerald


















Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Gerald Levy
 

Absolutely not true. The USPS is so incompetent and inefficient that I often do not get updated tracking infornation until after my shipment has been delivered. Last year, they managed to lose two fairly large packages that had been shipped by Amazon which just vanished without a trace somewhere in their system, never to be seen again. In both cases, Amazon refunded the cost of the orders.

Gerald

-----Original Message-----
From: Norman
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 5:54 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Hi.
Does it matter?
You always have tracking numbers and can find out where you're packages are.


On 2/23/2016 1:54 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

But with Amazon, you have no control over which shipping carrier they will choose for your order. It could be UPS or USPS or Fedex or one of those fly-by-night smaller outfits like Laser Ship or A1 International. And if they split up your order into two or more shipments, they may use different carriers for each one.

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: Matt
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 1:47 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

I take where I am at UPS or FedEx anytime over USPS!


Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

privatize privatize privatize; It's always better isn't it?!


On 2/23/2016 8:58 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:
But here’s another dirty little secret about UPS, Fedex and USPS shipping that you guys may not be aware of. If you live in an apartment complex,these three delivery carriers will no longer deliver large packages directly to your door,even if you have paid a pretty penny out of your own pocket for delivery. Instead, their drivers now usually leave packages with the super or building manager in the basement or other central location. The problem with this new policy is that if the super isn’t around to sign for delivery or place the packages in a secure location, the driver will simply leave them outside his door where anyone can walk by and steal them. I have complained numerous times to UPS customer service about this practice, but to no avail. Whenever I order stuff that is delivered by UPS or Fedex or the USPS, the driver now always leaves the package with my super. But if he is not around to sign for delivery, the driver just leaves the package outside his door where anyone can walk by and take it for themselves. Fortunately, I have not yet had one of my deliveries stolen, but I am still very unhappy over this lackadaisical attitude on the part of these delivery carriers.

Gerald



From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:42 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

I don't see how Amazon does the free shipping even at that price. I guess the shippers give the big shippers a big discount. I sent a 13 pound package by UPS recently and it cost me $37, much more than the cost of the contents of the package.
"1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another."
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Yes I seen that this morning on the news. I am a prime member so it might not affect me so much.

But this would not be unusual as things is slowing down on buying
and so you would expect this. I don’t think they had or even thought
of the blind people when doing this . It is just good business sense.
If you not selling as much you cannot afford to cut the price of
shipping or the price of things just go up as people is now not going
to be buying as much. JST







Matt.from.florida@...



From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:00 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49





Yikes! Imagine my horror when I visited Amazon.com this morning to discover that they have raised their minimum order size to qualify for free shipping from $35 to $49 for non-Prime members. This is a whopping 40% increase, and makes it more difficult for those of us blind consumers who live on limited incomes to now shop there. It’s bad enough that Amazon keeps tinkering with its web site to the detriment of screen reader users like us. But now, to add insult to injury, they have now made it more difficult to get free shipping. A pox on Jeff Bezos and all his ancestors!!! LOL!!



Gerald


















Re: Got An Interpol Email in my spam folder?

Carlos
 

It is spam. There would be really nothing in the contents worth even being curious about. Just delete it and be done.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rajmund" <brajmund2000@...>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 4:03 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Got An Interpol Email in my spam folder?


Hi,
What were the contents like? You can open it with the apex, as long as you don't click links, your account will not be effected, either.

Sent from a BrailleNote

----- Original Message -----
From: "Armando" <braille.bt4753@...
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date sent: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 18:04:33 -0500
Subject: [TechTalk] Got An Interpol Email in my spam folder?

Hi. I checked my spam folder and I got this email. In the
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Is this a scam? Have you received these emails?
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Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Norman
 

Just a note on shipping prices. USPS is actually the cheapest carrier i know of. I prefer them to do my shipping. Free come to your door pickup and great pricing.
What more do you want?

On 2/23/2016 1:47 PM, Matt wrote:
I take where I am at UPS or FedEx anytime over USPS!


Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

privatize privatize privatize; It's always better isn't it?!


On 2/23/2016 8:58 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:
But here’s another dirty little secret about UPS, Fedex and USPS shipping that you guys may not be aware of. If you live in an apartment complex,these three delivery carriers will no longer deliver large packages directly to your door,even if you have paid a pretty penny out of your own pocket for delivery. Instead, their drivers now usually leave packages with the super or building manager in the basement or other central location. The problem with this new policy is that if the super isn’t around to sign for delivery or place the packages in a secure location, the driver will simply leave them outside his door where anyone can walk by and steal them. I have complained numerous times to UPS customer service about this practice, but to no avail. Whenever I order stuff that is delivered by UPS or Fedex or the USPS, the driver now always leaves the package with my super. But if he is not around to sign for delivery, the driver just leaves the package outside his door where anyone can walk by and take it for themselves. Fortunately, I have not yet had one of my deliveries stolen, but I am still very unhappy over this lackadaisical attitude on the part of these delivery carriers.

Gerald



From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:42 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

I don't see how Amazon does the free shipping even at that price. I guess the shippers give the big shippers a big discount. I sent a 13 pound package by UPS recently and it cost me $37, much more than the cost of the contents of the package.
"1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another."
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Yes I seen that this morning on the news. I am a prime member so it might not affect me so much.

But this would not be unusual as things is slowing down on buying
and so you would expect this. I don’t think they had or even thought
of the blind people when doing this . It is just good business sense.
If you not selling as much you cannot afford to cut the price of
shipping or the price of things just go up as people is now not going
to be buying as much. JST







Matt.from.florida@...



From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:00 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49





Yikes! Imagine my horror when I visited Amazon.com this morning to discover that they have raised their minimum order size to qualify for free shipping from $35 to $49 for non-Prime members. This is a whopping 40% increase, and makes it more difficult for those of us blind consumers who live on limited incomes to now shop there. It’s bad enough that Amazon keeps tinkering with its web site to the detriment of screen reader users like us. But now, to add insult to injury, they have now made it more difficult to get free shipping. A pox on Jeff Bezos and all his ancestors!!! LOL!!



Gerald











Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Norman
 

Hi.
Does it matter?
You always have tracking numbers and can find out where you're packages are.

On 2/23/2016 1:54 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

But with Amazon, you have no control over which shipping carrier they will choose for your order. It could be UPS or USPS or Fedex or one of those fly-by-night smaller outfits like Laser Ship or A1 International. And if they split up your order into two or more shipments, they may use different carriers for each one.

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: Matt
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 1:47 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

I take where I am at UPS or FedEx anytime over USPS!


Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

privatize privatize privatize; It's always better isn't it?!


On 2/23/2016 8:58 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:
But here’s another dirty little secret about UPS, Fedex and USPS shipping that you guys may not be aware of. If you live in an apartment complex,these three delivery carriers will no longer deliver large packages directly to your door,even if you have paid a pretty penny out of your own pocket for delivery. Instead, their drivers now usually leave packages with the super or building manager in the basement or other central location. The problem with this new policy is that if the super isn’t around to sign for delivery or place the packages in a secure location, the driver will simply leave them outside his door where anyone can walk by and steal them. I have complained numerous times to UPS customer service about this practice, but to no avail. Whenever I order stuff that is delivered by UPS or Fedex or the USPS, the driver now always leaves the package with my super. But if he is not around to sign for delivery, the driver just leaves the package outside his door where anyone can walk by and take it for themselves. Fortunately, I have not yet had one of my deliveries stolen, but I am still very unhappy over this lackadaisical attitude on the part of these delivery carriers.

Gerald



From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:42 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

I don't see how Amazon does the free shipping even at that price. I guess the shippers give the big shippers a big discount. I sent a 13 pound package by UPS recently and it cost me $37, much more than the cost of the contents of the package.
"1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another."
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Yes I seen that this morning on the news. I am a prime member so it might not affect me so much.

But this would not be unusual as things is slowing down on buying
and so you would expect this. I don’t think they had or even thought
of the blind people when doing this . It is just good business sense.
If you not selling as much you cannot afford to cut the price of
shipping or the price of things just go up as people is now not going
to be buying as much. JST







Matt.from.florida@...



From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:00 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49





Yikes! Imagine my horror when I visited Amazon.com this morning to discover that they have raised their minimum order size to qualify for free shipping from $35 to $49 for non-Prime members. This is a whopping 40% increase, and makes it more difficult for those of us blind consumers who live on limited incomes to now shop there. It’s bad enough that Amazon keeps tinkering with its web site to the detriment of screen reader users like us. But now, to add insult to injury, they have now made it more difficult to get free shipping. A pox on Jeff Bezos and all his ancestors!!! LOL!!



Gerald

















Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Norman
 

I'm not planning on switching. Prime is awesome!!
For example, if i need something for work and i need it now, i can get next day shipping sometimes for under 10 bucks.

That alone makes it worth it. Who else has next day shipping this cheap?

On 2/23/2016 2:44 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

Better yet, Target.com still has a minimum order size of only $25 to qualify for free shipping. So eat your heart out, Jeff!!! Maybe once you start losing customers in droves, you'll get the message.

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:13 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

You could always give Jet.com a spin. Can't recall the free shipping threshold though.
We're Prime members, so this doesn't affect us, but I can see how it may impact those on a tighter budget. Previously, I would have suggested going in with someone else to off-set the Prime cost, but with Amazon making changes to their Prime terms last year, it's not that simple anymore.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 10:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49


But with Amazon, you have no control over which shipping carrier they will
choose for your order. It could be UPS or USPS or Fedex or one of those
fly-by-night smaller outfits like Laser Ship or A1 International. And if
they split up your order into two or more shipments, they may use different
carriers for each one.

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: Matt
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 1:47 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

I take where I am at UPS or FedEx anytime over USPS!


Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:55 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

privatize privatize privatize; It's always better isn't it?!


On 2/23/2016 8:58 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:
But here’s another dirty little secret about UPS, Fedex and USPS shipping
that you guys may not be aware of. If you live in an apartment
complex,these three delivery carriers will no longer deliver large
packages directly to your door,even if you have paid a pretty penny out of
your own pocket for delivery. Instead, their drivers now usually leave
packages with the super or building manager in the basement or other
central location. The problem with this new policy is that if the super
isn’t around to sign for delivery or place the packages in a secure
location, the driver will simply leave them outside his door where anyone
can walk by and steal them. I have complained numerous times to UPS
customer service about this practice, but to no avail. Whenever I order
stuff that is delivered by UPS or Fedex or the USPS, the driver now always
leaves the package with my super. But if he is not around to sign for
delivery, the driver just leaves the package outside his door where anyone
can walk by and take it for themselves. Fortunately, I have not yet had
one of my deliveries stolen, but I am still very unhappy over this
lackadaisical attitude on the part of these delivery carriers.

Gerald



From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:42 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

I don't see how Amazon does the free shipping even at that price. I guess
the shippers give the big shippers a big discount. I sent a 13 pound
package by UPS recently and it cost me $37, much more than the cost of the
contents of the package.
"1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one
another."
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Yes I seen that this morning on the news. I am a prime member so it
might not affect me so much.

But this would not be unusual as things is slowing down on buying
and so you would expect this. I don’t think they had or even thought
of the blind people when doing this . It is just good business sense.
If you not selling as much you cannot afford to cut the price of
shipping or the price of things just go up as people is now not going
to be buying as much. JST







Matt.from.florida@...



From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:00 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49





Yikes! Imagine my horror when I visited Amazon.com this morning to
discover that they have raised their minimum order size to qualify for
free shipping from $35 to $49 for non-Prime members. This is a whopping
40% increase, and makes it more difficult for those of us blind consumers
who live on limited incomes to now shop there. It’s bad enough that
Amazon keeps tinkering with its web site to the detriment of screen reader
users like us. But now, to add insult to injury, they have now made it
more difficult to get free shipping. A pox on Jeff Bezos and all his
ancestors!!! LOL!!



Gerald
























Re: Changing landline to wireless.

Matt
 

Are have both like I do . I have VOIP and my iPhone.


Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
[mailto:ukekearuaro@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 10:40 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Changing landline to wireless.

Veronica, that might depend on the network. Here in my Denver bush, the
clarity of my cell phone communication is at par with my land line. Yes,
some wireless service providers have lots of dead spots here and there as
one drives around town; here in my bush, TMobile is the worst! In ancient
buildings around here, especially the ones with lots of steel beams and
aluminum, even AT&T and others get atrociously sick.

Having said that, I'll still take cellular service over VO/IP.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Changing landline to wireless.

Matt
 

Well where I am at don't get real good cell service around 1 to 2 bars so
having a phone of some other kind is a must. I went with a VOIP phone and
have it setup so when you call my VOIP phone which is my house phone it will
ring my cell phone as well. So I can pick up on either phone.
I also have a traditional land line phone but have to have that to get my
internet service as all I can get is DSL where I am at. Otherwise I would go
with cable internet and get rid of the traditional land line ! I would just
have my iPhone and VOIP phone.


Matt.from.florida@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Veronica Kirk [mailto:veronicaa.kirk@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 10:02 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Changing landline to wireless.

The clarity and quality in sound with a landline is so much better than a
wireless phone. Also when I talk with friends who are using a wireless
phone, they are constantly fading out, sounding muffled and so often I have
to ask them to repeat what they have just said because I missed part of
their conversation.

Veronica

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 1:56 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Changing landline to wireless.

Some bright person on the list gave me fair warning, that it would not be
like I was thinking to make the change from the land line to my wireless
phone. How right she was! Bottom line, it wasn't worth it.

Best from,

Carolyn


Re: jaws links?

Billy Inglis
 

hi Chris, I checked, and it is displaying in original HTML views, Billy

On 23/02/2016 19:56, Christopher Hallsworth wrote:
Try displaying your messages in either original or simple HTML views. You can find this all under view > message body as.
On 23 Feb 2016, at 09:48, Billy Inglis <william.inglis72@...> wrote:

hi guys, I'M wondering why links are not showing in Thunderbird mail client?
I'm using jaws17 and running win10?, billy
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Re: Got An Interpol Email in my spam folder?

rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

Hi,
What were the contents like? You can open it with the apex, as long as you don't click links, your account will not be effected, either.

Sent from a BrailleNote

----- Original Message -----
From: "Armando" <braille.bt4753@...
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date sent: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 18:04:33 -0500
Subject: [TechTalk] Got An Interpol Email in my spam folder?

Hi. I checked my spam folder and I got this email. In the
subject, it says, "Interpol Confirmed The Truth About Your Fun."
Is this a scam? Have you received these emails?
----
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1280

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