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Re: activating windoweyes

Gene
 

Not necessarily at all.  The problem could simply be that the person downloaded Window-eyes from the main part of the web site.  There is a specific link to download the version of Window-eyes that runs for free when it sees Office on the machine. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] activating windoweyes

Hi all,

Unfortunately, I think this is an issue for AISquared. you need to
contact your local rep in Paris or wherever he's based.  I assume
Paris, but he could be anywhere from Renne to Marseilles.  One doesn't
need to be in a big city any more to work online.

I never had any trouble with WE.  It detected my Office 2013 and was fine.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL:  akp@...
web site:  http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."



Re: Changing landline to wireless.

Pamela Dominguez
 

My phone service is through Cablevision, because it would save us a lot of money.  Sometimes there are glitches with it, but it is mostly okay.  Pam.
 

From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 1:08 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Changing landline to wireless.
 
Increasingly wired connections to the phone company are being replaced by home phone service that uses the Internet for phone calls.  I'm not sure how much, if any, money, you save by getting rid of such new service.  You seem to think there is some advantage to getting rid of the newer phone company service or not switching to it but just getting rid of the old physical land line network and not using the new service.  This discussion is very unclear until we know what is being discussed.  Is that what you are discussing? 
 
I recently switched to voip phone service, as the new kind of service can be referred to, and I now have the rough equivalent to the old physical land line service for a considerable saving and I doubt I would save enough money to worry about by stopping that service.  I suspect that if I did so, and got an unlimited cellular talk plan to replace it, that I would end up spending about as much money. 
 
At some point, the phone companies will get rid of their old lines network but they will still provide the rough equivalent of land line service by using the Internet to send and receive calls. 
It's about the same as the old line service was.  The main difference is that the new service will use your modem and if you have a power failure during an emergency, you will lose service unless you have a battery backup for your modem and that battery backup won't last for days of use if the power failure is a long one.
 
But cellular service is also very vulnerable to failure during wide spread emergencies as well.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 7:42 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Changing landline to wireless.
 
You're exactly right. We have two lines. Mine was here first, and the
Internet runs through it's line. So, my plan was, I wanted to transfer my
number to my wireless. I have all my numbers in contacts and wanted to
eliminate that line. However, my husband had the other number, which we
would have had to transfer to the main line where the Internet comes, and
he did not want all the extensions and the announcements for his calls.
Of course, we could have just taken down all the extensions and put his
plain Jane phone on one jack. But, alas, as I say, as much as he does for
me, goes out of his way to make life good for me, it seems to me not
asking a lot, if that is what he wants. If I were alone, I'd just loop
the net and say bye bye to land lines for the rest of time, since I think
it is a matter of time that they will be a thing of the past for
residential phones. The telephone company talked like we might be a
couple of days without the net, so I am assuming that if I just left his
line as is, took the main number, we'd still have down net time, and I'm
not sure how much money that would save us after all of that.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
[mailto:ukekearuaro@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 6:51 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Changing landline to wireless.

VoiceOver or Mobile Speak for a regular land line house phone?  That
wasn't
the discussion as I understood it!  I thought the desired action is doing
away with a house phone, keeping the same number but having it ring on a
cell phone instead?  Isn't a cell phone considered wireless? 

Oh well, just in case I am wrong, a correction will be in order for my
learning experience!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado









Re: Interpol Scam

Armando <braille.bt4753@...>
 

So, I think that the email is a scam.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Crist처bal <crismunoz54@gmail.com
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date sent: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 15:19:55 -0800
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Got An Interpol Email in my spam folder?

So it's been pretty established at this point that unless you're jason
bourne being hunted down by Interpole or some other international law
enforcement agency, that this email is spam. Time to delete and move on...

-----Original Message-----
From: Rajmund [mailto:brajmund2000@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:03 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Got An Interpol Email in my spam folder?

hello,ifit was with GMAIL, it's certainly spam. anyway, through BASIC HTML.
Want a link?.,,,,



Sent from an iPad

On 24 Feb 2016, at 10:59 pm, Armando <braille.bt4753@gmxcom> wrote:

The spam was on my gmail account. I couldn't access it on the KeyMail
Client on the BrailleNote. I can access it on www.gmail.com on the
BrailleNote.
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--------------------------------
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Blind-Chat Mailing List.
Want to talk about the BrailleNote Apex and everything technology?
Subscribe to this list that I had created to discuss the BrailleNote Apex
and everything technology!
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Rajmund" <brajmund2000@gmail.com
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date sent: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 18:35:05 +0000
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Got An Interpol Email in my spam folder?

hello,
sorry, thought it was only the subject, that we knew of.

Sent from my iPhone

On 24 Feb 2016, at 5:28 pm, Sylvia <sylvia0647@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello, I'm really not sure that most people would have the knowledge or
the
desire to fake that kind of info when sending out an Email.



-----Original Message-----
From: Rajmund [mailto:brajmund2000@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:27 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Got An Interpol Email in my spam folder?

hello,
just wondered whether it's a friend pranking or something.

Sent from my iPhone

On 24 Feb 2016, at 11:16 am, Carlos <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com> wrote:

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@gmail.com
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@gmx.com
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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Re: Changing landline to wireless.

Pat Seed
 

Hi,
I thought that it was just me being bothered by the sound of cell phones and skype during interviews and news reports. I really do not know how people could like using low quality technology. Not all cell phones sound terrible, but you have to be sure you have one that sounds tolerable.
Blessings and All the Very Best,
Pat

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela Dominguez" <geodom@optonline.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 8:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Changing landline to wireless.


I don't know if you are old enough to remember when news actualities, those are the reports when they record something said by another reporter or somebody somewhere else, when they were recorded from over seas, had to be carried over shortwave radio. I think that's the way long distance calls were done, too. Anyway, my point was, you could hear the report fading in and out and all, depending on how good the signal was. Well, now, when I listen to people call up stations using a cellphone, it sounds like we are harkening back to the days of the forties or fifties. Some of the cheap landlines sound terrible, too, like the person is talking into a cup and it's hard to understand them. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Veronica 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@windstream.net]
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














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Re: activating windoweyes

Ann Parsons <akp@...>
 

Hi all,

Unfortunately, I think this is an issue for AISquared. you need to contact your local rep in Paris or wherever he's based. I assume Paris, but he could be anywhere from Renne to Marseilles. One doesn't need to be in a big city any more to work online.

I never had any trouble with WE. It detected my Office 2013 and was fine.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: Changing landline to wireless.

Carolyn Arnold
 

Wireless, as in cell, cordless as in a home phone.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez [mailto:geodom@optonline.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 6:25 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Changing landline to wireless.

What do you mean by your wireless phone? Your cellphone? The only
wireless
ones I know of that are not cellphones are connected to a landline, and
they
have wireless phones that go along with the main phone. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:56 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: Changing landline to wireless.

Pamela Dominguez
 

I will not like when landlines totally go away, but I suppose I will have to live with it. Pam.Original Message-----
From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:37 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Changing landline to wireless.

I actually only have land line at work. At home, I have a DRY LOOP Internet
service, no dial tone.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Changing landline to wireless.

Pamela Dominguez
 

I don't know if you are old enough to remember when news actualities, those are the reports when they record something said by another reporter or somebody somewhere else, when they were recorded from over seas, had to be carried over shortwave radio. I think that's the way long distance calls were done, too. Anyway, my point was, you could hear the report fading in and out and all, depending on how good the signal was. Well, now, when I listen to people call up stations using a cellphone, it sounds like we are harkening back to the days of the forties or fifties. Some of the cheap landlines sound terrible, too, like the person is talking into a cup and it's hard to understand them. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Veronica 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@windstream.net]
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: Virtual Recorder (new portable version)

Carlos
 

You're quite welcome. Hopefully some people will find this thing useful.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Smiling?" <blind7@sbcglobal.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 7:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual Recorder (new portable version)


I grabbed your latest portable build to discover that it worked just as
you've described. Thanks for building and putting it up.

From: Carlos <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 3:10 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Virtual Recorder (new portable version)

I uploaded a new portable version that should work. The only caveat is that

if you have UAC enabled, you will always receive a prompt because it
requires administrator privileges to register the virtual capture device.
Unfortunately, that is the best I can do for now since Enigma Virtual Box
seems to have problems if UAC is enabled or in Windows 10 in general. Both
the installer and portable version can be found below at the usual place
thanks to Rob Hudson.

http://opopanax.net/download/



Minor Virtual Recorder Update

Carlos
 

Both the installer and portable packages now contain a ReadMe file.  There have also been minor improvements under the hood not really worth mentioning.  Also this may be an obvious point, but due to the requirements for making it portable, the installer and portable main executables are not the same.  In other words, do not attempt to use the installed executable in portable mode.  It will not work correctly.


Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Cristóbal
 

The problem is that even though there may be a number of options for delivery, there's not going to be a way to accommodate everyone. This really isn't an Amazon issue per say any more, but more an overall issue folks are dealing with that their particular circumstances are making deliveries a challenge regardless of the retailer they're buying from.

-----Original Message-----
From: Melissa Hammitt [mailto:mjmarney@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:27 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Well, pretty sure that is just an option. Using them for returns would
be pretty convenient since you wouldn't have to go far out of your way
and could go to a 7-11 for other stuff. It depends on the person,
situation, and the product ... so whatever works for you I guess.
I don't think that a package that size would go to a locker to be
honest. A distribution or delivery center maybe if you don't want it
delivered at home. Then again with that you would have to have someone
able to help you get it home....
On 2/24/16, Gerald Levy <bwaylimited@verizon.net> wrote:

The problem with requesting that Amazon deliver your packages to a nearby
locker location is that if a package is large and heavy, how are you going
to get it home? For instance, if you order something like a motorized
treadmill which can weigh 150 pounds and it is delivered to an Amazon locker

instead of to your front door, what are you gonna do? In my case, if a
shipment I orderd is left with my super and it is too heavy for me to haul
upstaires myself, he'll bring it upstairs to my apartment for me. Is the
guy at the locker location gonna do this? I don't think so.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 5:59 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Amazon now has lockers. Which are located for me in most seven eleven
stores. If you don't want packages left on your front door, Amazon will
give
you a code to get your package at one of their locker locations. They say
it
also makes it convenient to return items as well.
Andrew
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49


Yes totally agree!


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@verizon.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 5:28 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49


And lately, there is another fly in the ointment, so to speak. Fedex and
UPS now have delivery services called Fedex Smart Post and UPS Sure Post,
respectively, whereby Fedex or UPS picks up the package from the shipper,
but instead of delivering it directly to you, it is first transported to a
regional US Postal Service facility. The USPS then delivers the package to
your home with a regional mailman if the package is too large to fit in
your
mail box or with the regular route mailman if the package is small enough
to
fit in the box. This arrangement just complicates the delivery process and
makes it more likely for packages to get lost in transit, which is what
happened to me last year. UPS blamed the Postal Service and vice versa for
the lost package, and in the end, I never received it.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Matt
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 5:13 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Yes it is nice to have tracking numbers but with USPS they tend to run
behind on getting the tracking info updated . Most of the time it works out
forme if it is Shipped by USPS and there is tracking number. But here again
I don't live in a big city or even a town. I live way out in the country
side. So it is a little different.



Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 6:31 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

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@verizon.net>
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@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@roadrunner.com]
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@gmail.com



From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@verizon.net]
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: Virtual Recorder (new portable version)

Smiling?
 

I grabbed your latest portable build to discover that it worked just as
you've described. Thanks for building and putting it up.

From: Carlos <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 3:10 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Virtual Recorder (new portable version)

I uploaded a new portable version that should work. The only caveat is that

if you have UAC enabled, you will always receive a prompt because it
requires administrator privileges to register the virtual capture device.
Unfortunately, that is the best I can do for now since Enigma Virtual Box
seems to have problems if UAC is enabled or in Windows 10 in general. Both
the installer and portable version can be found below at the usual place
thanks to Rob Hudson.

http://opopanax.net/download/


Tandem Issue

Addison Gethers <o.addisongethers@...>
 

Hello All,

I have jaws 17 and window10 on desktop computer. When I was trying to get FS technical support give me the tandem id then when I press enter then however I got the error message when the technical support heard the error message then he told me to spacebar it’s say controller closed can’t connected !! Tuesday gone Sherry from fs technical support try to see if we can get connects on tandem so she heard the error message so she think it could be the firewallor antivirus program could be blocking the tandem so she send me the e-mail so I can see if Microsoft can unblocked the firewall for me since I don’t how to unblocked from firewall ,so I call Microsoft the guy name Chris told me he unblocked from firewall he think !! So I call FS technical support right back to see if tandem is working on my end so the man give me tandem id when I press enter it’s still give me error message !! Does anyone can tell me how to go on AVG antivirus to see if it blocks tandem!! If AVG antivirus did have tandem block ,How to unblocked it ? Here is Sherry from FS technical message below !!

Hi Addison,

 

If it’s a firewall, here’s info out of the JAWS help topic on tandem. You could let Microsoft read this so they could try unblocking the firewall if that is the problem.

 

Question: My Firewall is blocking the connection to the Tandem Center. What do I do?

Answer: The Tandem Center runs at a well-known Internet address and port. The Tandem Center address is tandem.freedomscientific.com. The port is 12000. If Tandem Center is being blocked, configure your firewall to allow access to this address and port.

 

 

From: Addison Gethers [

Sherry


Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Pamela Dominguez
 

Are they the same people that were Jet Enterprises back in the 1990s, and that had a taped catalog they sent on a good quality c90 cassette? Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 3:06 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Cristóbal <crismunoz54@gmail.com> wrote:


You could always give Jet.com a spin. Can't recall the free shipping
threshold though.
I was under the impression that jet.com wasn't terribly accessible. And in
addition that they don't have very good prices.


Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

 

Well, pretty sure that is just an option. Using them for returns would
be pretty convenient since you wouldn't have to go far out of your way
and could go to a 7-11 for other stuff. It depends on the person,
situation, and the product ... so whatever works for you I guess.
I don't think that a package that size would go to a locker to be
honest. A distribution or delivery center maybe if you don't want it
delivered at home. Then again with that you would have to have someone
able to help you get it home....

On 2/24/16, Gerald Levy <bwaylimited@verizon.net> wrote:

The problem with requesting that Amazon deliver your packages to a nearby
locker location is that if a package is large and heavy, how are you going
to get it home? For instance, if you order something like a motorized
treadmill which can weigh 150 pounds and it is delivered to an Amazon locker

instead of to your front door, what are you gonna do? In my case, if a
shipment I orderd is left with my super and it is too heavy for me to haul
upstaires myself, he'll bring it upstairs to my apartment for me. Is the
guy at the locker location gonna do this? I don't think so.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 5:59 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Amazon now has lockers. Which are located for me in most seven eleven
stores. If you don't want packages left on your front door, Amazon will
give
you a code to get your package at one of their locker locations. They say
it
also makes it convenient to return items as well.
Andrew
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49


Yes totally agree!


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@verizon.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 5:28 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49


And lately, there is another fly in the ointment, so to speak. Fedex and
UPS now have delivery services called Fedex Smart Post and UPS Sure Post,
respectively, whereby Fedex or UPS picks up the package from the shipper,
but instead of delivering it directly to you, it is first transported to a
regional US Postal Service facility. The USPS then delivers the package to
your home with a regional mailman if the package is too large to fit in
your
mail box or with the regular route mailman if the package is small enough
to
fit in the box. This arrangement just complicates the delivery process and
makes it more likely for packages to get lost in transit, which is what
happened to me last year. UPS blamed the Postal Service and vice versa for
the lost package, and in the end, I never received it.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Matt
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 5:13 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Yes it is nice to have tracking numbers but with USPS they tend to run
behind on getting the tracking info updated . Most of the time it works out
forme if it is Shipped by USPS and there is tracking number. But here again
I don't live in a big city or even a town. I live way out in the country
side. So it is a little different.



Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 6:31 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

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@verizon.net>
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@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@roadrunner.com]
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@gmail.com



From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@verizon.net]
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.

Pamela Dominguez
 

What do you mean by your wireless phone? Your cellphone? The only wireless ones I know of that are not cellphones are connected to a landline, and they have wireless phones that go along with the main phone. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:56 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: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Gerald Levy
 

The problem with requesting that Amazon deliver your packages to a nearby locker location is that if a package is large and heavy, how are you going to get it home? For instance, if you order something like a motorized treadmill which can weigh 150 pounds and it is delivered to an Amazon locker instead of to your front door, what are you gonna do? In my case, if a shipment I orderd is left with my super and it is too heavy for me to haul upstaires myself, he'll bring it upstairs to my apartment for me. Is the guy at the locker location gonna do this? I don't think so.

Gerald

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 5:59 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Amazon now has lockers. Which are located for me in most seven eleven
stores. If you don't want packages left on your front door, Amazon will give
you a code to get your package at one of their locker locations. They say it
also makes it convenient to return items as well.
Andrew
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49


Yes totally agree!


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@verizon.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 5:28 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49


And lately, there is another fly in the ointment, so to speak. Fedex and
UPS now have delivery services called Fedex Smart Post and UPS Sure Post,
respectively, whereby Fedex or UPS picks up the package from the shipper,
but instead of delivering it directly to you, it is first transported to a
regional US Postal Service facility. The USPS then delivers the package to
your home with a regional mailman if the package is too large to fit in your
mail box or with the regular route mailman if the package is small enough to
fit in the box. This arrangement just complicates the delivery process and
makes it more likely for packages to get lost in transit, which is what
happened to me last year. UPS blamed the Postal Service and vice versa for
the lost package, and in the end, I never received it.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Matt
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 5:13 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Yes it is nice to have tracking numbers but with USPS they tend to run
behind on getting the tracking info updated . Most of the time it works out
forme if it is Shipped by USPS and there is tracking number. But here again
I don't live in a big city or even a town. I live way out in the country
side. So it is a little different.



Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 6:31 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

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@verizon.net>
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@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@roadrunner.com]
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@gmail.com



From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@verizon.net]
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?

Cristóbal
 

So it's been pretty established at this point that unless you're jason
bourne being hunted down by Interpole or some other international law
enforcement agency, that this email is spam. Time to delete and move on...

-----Original Message-----
From: Rajmund [mailto:brajmund2000@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:03 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Got An Interpol Email in my spam folder?

hello,ifit was with GMAIL, it's certainly spam. anyway, through BASIC HTML.
Want a link?.,,,,



Sent from an iPad

On 24 Feb 2016, at 10:59 pm, Armando <braille.bt4753@gmx.com> wrote:

The spam was on my gmail account. I couldn't access it on the KeyMail
Client on the BrailleNote. I can access it on www.gmail.com on the
BrailleNote.
----
Sent from a BrailleNote Apex BT32, Running KeySoft 9.5, Build 1280

--------------------------------
Armando: Admin/owner of the Technology For The Blind Mailing List, and the
Blind-Chat Mailing List.
Want to talk about the BrailleNote Apex and everything technology?
Subscribe to this list that I had created to discuss the BrailleNote Apex
and everything technology!
To subscribe to the list, send a blank email to
techfortheblind+subscribe@groups.io

Note: The Technology For The Blind List requires new subscribers to be
approved and email messages being approved or rejected.

You can also subscribe to the blind-chat group I had created. This group
is for general chat, which means that
if you are blind, you can join this group!
To subscribe, send a blank email to blind-chat+subscribe@groups.io
--------------------------------

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rajmund" <brajmund2000@gmail.com
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date sent: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 18:35:05 +0000
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Got An Interpol Email in my spam folder?

hello,
sorry, thought it was only the subject, that we knew of.

Sent from my iPhone

On 24 Feb 2016, at 5:28 pm, Sylvia <sylvia0647@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello, I'm really not sure that most people would have the knowledge or
the
desire to fake that kind of info when sending out an Email.



-----Original Message-----
From: Rajmund [mailto:brajmund2000@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:27 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Got An Interpol Email in my spam folder?

hello,
just wondered whether it's a friend pranking or something.

Sent from my iPhone

On 24 Feb 2016, at 11:16 am, Carlos <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com> wrote:

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@gmail.com
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@gmx.com
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?
----
Sent from a BrailleNote Apex BT32, Running KeySoft 9.5, Build
1280

--------------------------------
Armando: Admin/owner of the Technology For The Blind Mailing
List, and the Blind-Chat Mailing List.
Want to talk about the BrailleNote Apex and everything
technology? Subscribe to this list that I had created to discuss
the BrailleNote Apex and everything technology!
To subscribe to the list, send a blank email to
techfortheblind+subscribe@groups.io

Note: The Technology For The Blind List requires new subscribers
to be approved and email messages being approved or rejected.

You can also subscribe to the blind-chat group I had created.
This group is for general chat, which means that
if you are blind, you can join this group!
To subscribe, send a blank email to
blind-chat+subscribe@groups.io
--------------------------------




















Re: Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

 

Oh, hey, that sounds pretty cool. I knew about amazon delivery
centers, but I didn't know about lockers in a 7-11. That's pretty
cool, I hope I won't ever need to use them, but it is nice to know
that option is probably out there.

On 2/24/16, Andrew <edrew@cox.net> wrote:
Amazon now has lockers. Which are located for me in most seven eleven
stores. If you don't want packages left on your front door, Amazon will give

you a code to get your package at one of their locker locations. They say it

also makes it convenient to return items as well.
Andrew
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49


Yes totally agree!


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@verizon.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 5:28 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49


And lately, there is another fly in the ointment, so to speak. Fedex and
UPS now have delivery services called Fedex Smart Post and UPS Sure Post,
respectively, whereby Fedex or UPS picks up the package from the shipper,
but instead of delivering it directly to you, it is first transported to a
regional US Postal Service facility. The USPS then delivers the package to

your home with a regional mailman if the package is too large to fit in your

mail box or with the regular route mailman if the package is small enough to

fit in the box. This arrangement just complicates the delivery process and

makes it more likely for packages to get lost in transit, which is what
happened to me last year. UPS blamed the Postal Service and vice versa for

the lost package, and in the end, I never received it.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Matt
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 5:13 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

Yes it is nice to have tracking numbers but with USPS they tend to run
behind on getting the tracking info updated . Most of the time it works out

forme if it is Shipped by USPS and there is tracking number. But here again

I don't live in a big city or even a town. I live way out in the country
side. So it is a little different.



Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 6:31 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $49

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@verizon.net>
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@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@roadrunner.com]
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@gmail.com



From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@verizon.net]
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?

Rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

hello,ifit was with GMAIL, it's certainly spam. anyway, through BASIC HTML. Want a link?.,,,,



Sent from an iPad

On 24 Feb 2016, at 10:59 pm, Armando <braille.bt4753@gmx.com> wrote:

The spam was on my gmail account. I couldn't access it on the KeyMail Client on the BrailleNote. I can access it on www.gmail.com on the BrailleNote.
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Sent from a BrailleNote Apex BT32, Running KeySoft 9.5, Build 1280

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Want to talk about the BrailleNote Apex and everything technology? Subscribe to this list that I had created to discuss the BrailleNote Apex and everything technology!
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You can also subscribe to the blind-chat group I had created. This group is for general chat, which means that
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Rajmund" <brajmund2000@gmail.com
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date sent: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 18:35:05 +0000
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Got An Interpol Email in my spam folder?

hello,
sorry, thought it was only the subject, that we knew of.

Sent from my iPhone

On 24 Feb 2016, at 5:28 pm, Sylvia <sylvia0647@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello, I'm really not sure that most people would have the knowledge or the
desire to fake that kind of info when sending out an Email.



-----Original Message-----
From: Rajmund [mailto:brajmund2000@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:27 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Got An Interpol Email in my spam folder?

hello,
just wondered whether it's a friend pranking or something.

Sent from my iPhone

On 24 Feb 2016, at 11:16 am, Carlos <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com> wrote:

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@gmail.com
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@gmx.com
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?
----
Sent from a BrailleNote Apex BT32, Running KeySoft 9.5, Build
1280

--------------------------------
Armando: Admin/owner of the Technology For The Blind Mailing
List, and the Blind-Chat Mailing List.
Want to talk about the BrailleNote Apex and everything
technology? Subscribe to this list that I had created to discuss
the BrailleNote Apex and everything technology!
To subscribe to the list, send a blank email to
techfortheblind+subscribe@groups.io

Note: The Technology For The Blind List requires new subscribers
to be approved and email messages being approved or rejected.

You can also subscribe to the blind-chat group I had created.
This group is for general chat, which means that
if you are blind, you can join this group!
To subscribe, send a blank email to
blind-chat+subscribe@groups.io
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