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window-eyes 9.4.5 remote assistance

George McCoy <slr1bpz@...>
 

I'm trying to help a friend of mine. He is running windows 7 ultimate 32 bit. I am running windows 7 home 64 bit. We are both running the MS Office version of window-eyes 9.4.5.
When either of us chooses request assistance and click the send request button, we get a dot net framework error.
Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. input string was not in a correct format.
Clicking the details button yields no further information.

This was working before window-eyes was discontinued. Has anyone else encountered this error? I wonder if VFO has depricated this service.

I'd love to get my friend to switch to NvDA but he is unwilling to make the change because we can't get his dectalk express synthesizer to work with NVDA.

I would appreciate any suggestions anyone might have on this.

Thanks,
George


Re: The Time has come to move this Topic elsewhere

Jim Wohlgamuth
 

suggestion, has it been suggested that we take this topic to the chat group where I believe it should have been in the first place..? Sound like a good discussion for that group.  Just an idea ! Have a Great Day! de

<KF8LT><Jim>.


On 05-Jun-17 09:18, Rajmund wrote:
LOL kicking people for off topic posts, particularly when there are like 10 of them doing it, is not really a viable solution, sorry...  Locking the topic, yes, that's another thing entirely, which I agree with.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date sent: Sun, 4 Jun 2017 19:48:51 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] The Time has come to move this Topic elsewhere

LOL I've never had to forcefully close a topic so far.  I would do it if it
was necessary, but probably only as a last resort.  Although I agree that
you can't win.  Close an off topic thread too forcefully, and you're accused
of being heavy-handed.  Don't close it soon enough, and you'll have people
leaving the list or complaining that it's off topic.  I sleep comfortably
enough as well.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Ferrin via Groups.Io" <dpf.1996@...
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 7:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] The Time has come to move this Topic elsewhere


Do what we do on JAWS Users, my guys know where the kick switch is located
and how to use it.

Then we get accused of being heavy handed but then again everybody is not
going to like you for some reason or another.  I still sleep well at night.

Remind me again why we do what we do.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, June 4, 2017 12:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] The Time has come to move this Topic elsewhere

LOL no one ever wants to join the chat list just to continue an off topic
conversation.  I've given up on suggesting it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@...
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 12:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] The Time has come to move this Topic elsewhere


There is  a chat sub group for this group why not move it there?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
Dave
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 12:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] The Time has come to move this Topic elsewhere

Hello to the List-

Carlos has been very accommodating and Gracious to allow some of us to
conduct a conversation about a subject that never had anything to do with
Technology.
--
It is a topic that touches all of us, as  I would guess that each one of
us
have experienced the "Special Treatment" given to us for no other reason
than we are Blind.
Of all the Posts made on this Subject, the one that sticks with me is
the one written by Gene.   He attempted to bring out the possible Root
for such decisions like the one that Yanked Cliff off his Flight.

Gene spoke of the underlying Fear of Blindness, and some of the
ramifications this Fear has when the sighted need to interact with those
who
are Blind.  I thought Gene was Hitting some Nails right on the Head.

As interesting as this subject is, and it has other Branches we haven't
even
gotten to, such as Why don't the Blind Scream and Yell about the other
Special Treatment the Blind receive, such as the Tax break on our Income
Taxes, or when some get their Computers and other Gear paid for by the
State
etc.  Seems to me, some enjoy the Extra benefits that come with
Blindness,
but Scream like Crazy when they get restricted from
something they believe they have the Right to do.    I find this to be
one of those ironic things that rolls around in the back of my mind when
some blind complain about some small thing they believe to be
discriminatory.  And what Cliff experienced is not a Small thing.

This conversation needs to be moved to a List that is all about any topic
that might come to mind.

I've been told of one called Blind Life.  I know nothing about it, other
than it started up last December, and is open to Topics not in alinement
with this Tech Lists guidelines.

I am not trying to steal members, I am only telling of another list that
handles other subjects than Tech.   By all means, stay subscribed here,
and if interested, subscribe to the other list too.

Here is the Subscription information.

Send an email like this one:

blindlife+subscribe@groups.io


Now back to your normally scheduled subject matter=

Grumpy Dave

























Re: Issue with Juice

Vicki W
 

Interesting! Thank you. I wrote to them earlier and got no response, so who knows.
 
Thank you so much for checking it out.
 
Vicki
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Flor Lynch
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 8:07 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Issue with Juice

Well, I tried. It looks like a wall has been put up, to keep Juice and its likeout! Perhaps the Webster people will revisit it if they get enough reports from people no longer being able to download the podcast. The other thing that occurs to me is that the filename is a very long one, even though it is an .mp3 suffix (or at least that’s what it says).
 
I got it in qCast, which uses iTunes. (One’s iPhone’s podcatchers do this also.) 
 
From: Vicki
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 11:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Issue with Juice
There are actually three feeds that should work. Don't ask why. I have had this podcast for at least two years and no problem. Here are the feeds.
 
The first one is the original that stopped working, although as I said, the [podcast shows up, is just will not download.
 
The last feed is the ITunes feed, which did the same thing, although I did have to edit the feed because it kept showing up with http twice.
 
The middle feed is the feed from learn outloud.
 
They all do exactly the same thing in Juice.
 
 

Merriam-Websters Word of the Day

 

http://www.merriam-webster.com/word/index.xml

 

or

 

http://webster.com/word/index.xml

 

or

 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/wotd/feed/rss2

 

----- Original Message -----
From: Flor Lynch
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 5:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Issue with Juice
 
hi,
Used it work properly in Juice? What is the URL, or the feed URL of the podcast, so I can take a look. (I have had issues with Juice not accepting certain podcasts, or it trying to download all episodes of a podcast rather than just the latest one which it’d been  set for. Sometimes, you can make small alterations with the feed URL it gets the podcast episodes from, so that Juice will treat the podcast as it should. But this is a partial solution, working for some offending podcasts but not for all. (In other words, there are some podcasts that Juice just won’t handle decently or at all. Thus it’s good to have more than one pod-catcher, given the awkwardnesses and lack of flexibility that iTunes can present.) )
 
 
From: Vicki
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 6:15 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Issue with Juice
Good Afternoon,
 
I have a particular podcast that comes in on Juice with the attempt to download, but has been 0% for about 2 weeks now.
 
This is an every day podcast.
 
I subscribed to it on ITunes on my laptop and ITunes will download it.
 
I am not having issues with any other podcast using Juice. The feeds are the same for both Juice & ITunes for this podcast.
 
Is there a setting in Juice that I can change that may have gotten messed up?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Re: How to wear aftershock headphones

Kay Malmquist
 

Oh yes and something else I forgot. Where do you get the electronic version of the users guide for these headphones? A friend of mine thought he had them but then he deleted them accidentally apparently. Thanks much.

On Jun 3, 2017, at 7:49 PM, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:

Hi Kay,
 
Here's some excerpts from the users manual, plus comments I've added:
Aftershokz Sports M3 AS450 Wired Bone Conduction Headphones W/Mic
MOBILE BONE CONDUCTION HEADPHONES
Parts descriptions
• Transducers: Two soft pads, each about the size of a thumbnail, that rest on the cheekbones. The Transducers are housed on both ends of the headphones.
These I said go on the jaw bones in front of each ear hole with the rubber pads against the skin.  They are the little round things at the end of each of the humps in the headset.
• Wraparound Headband: The Wraparound Headband is the plastic headband that loops around the base of the head when wearing the device.
 
• Inline Control Box: A rectangular box located partway down the 45 centimeter headphone cable, connected to the headphones. The Inline Control Box includes three buttons to control the headphones.
 
• Cable Clip: A small clip located on the back of Inline Control Box to secure the cable to clothing during exercise.
 
• Call Button: A round, orange button located in the front side of Inline Control Box. Click once to answer/hang up a call.
 
• Volume Up/Down Button: The Volume Controls are two small buttons, located on the side of the Inline Control Box. There is a raised dot on the Volume Up Button, and the opposite button is the Volume Down Button.
 
• Micro-USB Charging Port: The Micro-USB Charging Port is located on the lower right side of the Inline Control Box and covered by a small flexible protective cover. The cover can be opened using a fingernail and is hinged at the back. When opened, the Micro-USB charging port is revealed.  The smooth side of the charging cable faces the same direction as the Cable Clip located on the back of the Inline Control Box when plugged in to charge the headset.
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2017 12:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to wear aftershock headphones

Hey Mike, I will try that. I feel like the speakers were pointing more in a different direction than towards each other but I will give Vet a check out is that I get near them again. Thanks so much appreciate it. Man! Do I hate dictate. I need to get more proficient with his braille thing. Take care.
On Jun 3, 2017, at 12:07 PM, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:

Hi Kay,
 
I wear mine with the hoop going around the back of my head, with the humps going over the top of the ears, & the wire behind the left ear.  The little speakers go in front of the ears, even with your ear holes, resting on your jaw bone on either side.  You might need to move the headset up / down or forward / backwards a little bit to where it will fit you most comfortably, but the little speakers need to be on your jaw bones, not in your ears.
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2017 7:39 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] How to wear aftershock headphones

Hi R,
We have a pair of wired aftershock headphones. The question I have is what is the best way to wear them and what position should they be on your head for maximum sound quality. I don't know if they just sound crappy or we don't know what we're doing. Any suggestions would be really appreciated.

Kay Malmquist
Ask me about healthy chocolate!
Yes, there is such a thing and it's good to. 
Sent from my iPhone


Re: How to wear aftershock headphones

Kay Malmquist
 

Hi Mike,
No not on the iPhone, on the aftershock. I think it's actually a keylock. I'll play around with it more to find out.

On Jun 5, 2017, at 8:09 AM, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:

Hi Kay,
 
What model is your iPhone?  I don't have a switch below my volume down button, to my knowledge anyways?  I use the 6 S E model.
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to wear aftershock headphones

Hey Mike,
I do have one more question for you about the iPhone. Right under the volume down button is eight to provision slide switch, do you know what that is for? Thanks much.
On Jun 3, 2017, at 7:49 PM, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:

Hi Kay,
 
Here's some excerpts from the users manual, plus comments I've added:
Aftershokz Sports M3 AS450 Wired Bone Conduction Headphones W/Mic
MOBILE BONE CONDUCTION HEADPHONES
Parts descriptions
• Transducers: Two soft pads, each about the size of a thumbnail, that rest on the cheekbones. The Transducers are housed on both ends of the headphones.
These I said go on the jaw bones in front of each ear hole with the rubber pads against the skin.  They are the little round things at the end of each of the humps in the headset.
• Wraparound Headband: The Wraparound Headband is the plastic headband that loops around the base of the head when wearing the device.
 
• Inline Control Box: A rectangular box located partway down the 45 centimeter headphone cable, connected to the headphones. The Inline Control Box includes three buttons to control the headphones.
 
• Cable Clip: A small clip located on the back of Inline Control Box to secure the cable to clothing during exercise.
 
• Call Button: A round, orange button located in the front side of Inline Control Box. Click once to answer/hang up a call.
 
• Volume Up/Down Button: The Volume Controls are two small buttons, located on the side of the Inline Control Box. There is a raised dot on the Volume Up Button, and the opposite button is the Volume Down Button.
 
• Micro-USB Charging Port: The Micro-USB Charging Port is located on the lower right side of the Inline Control Box and covered by a small flexible protective cover. The cover can be opened using a fingernail and is hinged at the back. When opened, the Micro-USB charging port is revealed.  The smooth side of the charging cable faces the same direction as the Cable Clip located on the back of the Inline Control Box when plugged in to charge the headset.
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2017 12:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to wear aftershock headphones

Hey Mike, I will try that. I feel like the speakers were pointing more in a different direction than towards each other but I will give Vet a check out is that I get near them again. Thanks so much appreciate it. Man! Do I hate dictate. I need to get more proficient with his braille thing. Take care.
On Jun 3, 2017, at 12:07 PM, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:

Hi Kay,
 
I wear mine with the hoop going around the back of my head, with the humps going over the top of the ears, & the wire behind the left ear.  The little speakers go in front of the ears, even with your ear holes, resting on your jaw bone on either side.  You might need to move the headset up / down or forward / backwards a little bit to where it will fit you most comfortably, but the little speakers need to be on your jaw bones, not in your ears.
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2017 7:39 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] How to wear aftershock headphones

Hi R,
We have a pair of wired aftershock headphones. The question I have is what is the best way to wear them and what position should they be on your head for maximum sound quality. I don't know if they just sound crappy or we don't know what we're doing. Any suggestions would be really appreciated.

Kay Malmquist
Ask me about healthy chocolate!
Yes, there is such a thing and it's good to. 
Sent from my iPhone


Re: Weird situation with a 128GB thumb drive

Rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

Thanks for that; I'll take a look at the web site. That's why I asked.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date sent: Mon, 5 Jun 2017 08:47:25 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb drive

It does have a few more which are not included in Windows by default and
require the download of additional Microsoft utilities. The point is that
the
help
command only gives brief descriptions, while the website discusses their
usage in more detail with examples.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rajmund" <brajmund2000@...
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2017 8:41 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb drive


Hi Carlos,
Curious. Does the web site have more of these command lines,
than say, help.txt

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date sent: Sun, 4 Jun 2017 12:38:41 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb drive

You can change the drive letter in Disk Management if you like.

The various commands are documented hundreds of places on the
web. However, one useful resource is here.
http://www.ss64.com/nt/index.html
You can also generate a list of available commands with basic
descriptions on the root of your C drive by typing
help>C:\help.txt
from the command prompt followed by Enter.
----- Original Message -----
From: James Bentley
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 12:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb
drive


Well, I guess you might be a wee bit of a genius but, dont
you go getting a big head.

Yep, I got my 128GB thumb drive back. It now has its default
exfat format with its default alocation size. And, my C drive is
actually still there.

The thumb drive letter did bump up from F to G but, I guess
that doesnt matter.

Ill slightly revise these notes so I will better remember
them.

Carlos, where can I find a list of all of these command lines
that you use?

Many thanks for getting my drive back. And, especially for
sharing your knowledge.

James B

From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 10:46 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb
drive

Yes that is correct. Each command has to be followed by Enter
as you described.
----- Original Message -----
From: James Bentley
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb
drive

OK, starting with the clean command, how many different
commands were there? Do I hit enter after each command?

For example:

1. clean followed by enter
2. create partition primary followed by enter
3. select partition 1 followed by enter
4. format fs=exFAT quick followed by enter
5. assign followed by enter

Carlos,Sorry for my lack of experience . I am however,
learning more almost every day. .

Thanks,

James B



From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 9:44 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb
drive

Try repeating the procedure again. I have occasionally
received an error when using the
clean
command for the first time to remove unusual partitioning.
----- Original Message -----
From: James Bentley
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb
drive

Well, Im starting to wonder if dropping this thumb drive
on a hard tile floor a couple days back may have damaged it.

I got through your directions up to clean.

Then I got an error message so I stopped.

The drive now shows 0 free space. 0 used space. Unknown
drive size etc.

This turned out to be a PSY thumb drive. I have enough
drives around that it isnt important.

Thanks for your help,

James B



From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 8:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb
drive

Actually upon further consideration, I don't know what you
used to write the ISO image to the flash drive or how the drive
may have been partitioned by that utility, but yes it may in fact
be a similar cause.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 9:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB
thumb drive

No, the problem I was considering is generally associated
with Linux distros which will change the file system on the disk.
You can try the following, but make sure to backup any important
files as this procedure will wipe all existing data from the
drive.

1. Press Windows key+R to open the
"Run"
dialog and type
CMD
followed by Enter.

2. After the command prompt opens type
diskpart

3. When the diskpart utility loads type

list disk

4. Carefully listen to the information displayed.
Review it with the JAWS cursor or equivalent if necessary. You
have to figure out which disk number is assigned to the drive you
want to use. The size column should give you an idea. Warning,
be absolutely sure that you have the correct disk number before
proceeding with the next steps or you could cause yourself
serious problems. If you are not confident that you have the
correct disk number, then I would strongly suggest that you not
proceed.

5. Once you are sure that you have the correct disk
number, just as an example type

select disk 1

1 is just an example and you should replace it with the
disk number which was displayed for the drive in the previous
step.

6. After it displays the message
"Disk 1 is now the selected disk",
type the following commands in order.

clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
format fs=exFAT quick
assign

7. Type
exit
to close the diskpart interface.

8. Finally, type
exit
again to close the command prompt window.

Now look in Computer/Explorer and see if the full 128 GB
capacity is available.
----- Original Message -----
From: James Bentley
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 8:18 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB
thumb drive

I dont know if this is similar but I tried to use it
for creating a Win10 Creator recovery bootable drive.

I had already tried 2 smaller thumb drives for the same
purpose with no luck. All 3 attempts led to failure around 40%
in to the process.

The other 2 drives were not affected.

James B



From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 7:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB
thumb drive

Also, have you recently used the drive for booting a
Linux distribution or anything similar?
----- Original Message -----
From: James Bentley
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB
thumb drive

But, Ive had over 55GB of TV shows on it before.

James B



From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 6:02 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB
thumb drive

I doubt it ever had the higher capacity Formatting
probably undid whatever fraudulent configuration was on the drive
to make it report higher numbers.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: James Bentley
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 2:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB
thumb drive

Hi all,

I recently formatted a cheap generic 128GB thumb
drive. Its original configuration was exfat with 128KB
allocation units and it had a capacity of 128GB.

After a quick format, the capacity changed to 32GB
and fat32.

I did a full format with Windows set to make the disk
exfat and that did work but the size is still only 32GB.

Its no big deal because this was a cheap free thumb
drive. However, I admit to being very curious.

Anyone know why the size of the thumb drive changed
after even a full format?

James B


**No one is totally worthless, they can always be
used as a bad example.


Re: The Time has come to move this Topic elsewhere

Rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

LOL kicking people for off topic posts, particularly when there are like 10 of them doing it, is not really a viable solution, sorry... Locking the topic, yes, that's another thing entirely, which I agree with.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date sent: Sun, 4 Jun 2017 19:48:51 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] The Time has come to move this Topic elsewhere

LOL I've never had to forcefully close a topic so far. I would do it if it
was necessary, but probably only as a last resort. Although I agree that
you can't win. Close an off topic thread too forcefully, and you're accused
of being heavy-handed. Don't close it soon enough, and you'll have people
leaving the list or complaining that it's off topic. I sleep comfortably
enough as well.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Ferrin via Groups.Io" <dpf.1996@...
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 7:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] The Time has come to move this Topic elsewhere


Do what we do on JAWS Users, my guys know where the kick switch is located
and how to use it.

Then we get accused of being heavy handed but then again everybody is not
going to like you for some reason or another. I still sleep well at night.

Remind me again why we do what we do.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, June 4, 2017 12:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] The Time has come to move this Topic elsewhere

LOL no one ever wants to join the chat list just to continue an off topic
conversation. I've given up on suggesting it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@...
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 12:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] The Time has come to move this Topic elsewhere


There is a chat sub group for this group why not move it there?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
Dave
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 12:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] The Time has come to move this Topic elsewhere

Hello to the List-

Carlos has been very accommodating and Gracious to allow some of us to
conduct a conversation about a subject that never had anything to do with
Technology.
--
It is a topic that touches all of us, as I would guess that each one of
us
have experienced the "Special Treatment" given to us for no other reason
than we are Blind.
Of all the Posts made on this Subject, the one that sticks with me is
the one written by Gene. He attempted to bring out the possible Root
for such decisions like the one that Yanked Cliff off his Flight.

Gene spoke of the underlying Fear of Blindness, and some of the
ramifications this Fear has when the sighted need to interact with those
who
are Blind. I thought Gene was Hitting some Nails right on the Head.

As interesting as this subject is, and it has other Branches we haven't
even
gotten to, such as Why don't the Blind Scream and Yell about the other
Special Treatment the Blind receive, such as the Tax break on our Income
Taxes, or when some get their Computers and other Gear paid for by the
State
etc. Seems to me, some enjoy the Extra benefits that come with
Blindness,
but Scream like Crazy when they get restricted from
something they believe they have the Right to do. I find this to be
one of those ironic things that rolls around in the back of my mind when
some blind complain about some small thing they believe to be
discriminatory. And what Cliff experienced is not a Small thing.

This conversation needs to be moved to a List that is all about any topic
that might come to mind.

I've been told of one called Blind Life. I know nothing about it, other
than it started up last December, and is open to Topics not in alinement
with this Tech Lists guidelines.

I am not trying to steal members, I am only telling of another list that
handles other subjects than Tech. By all means, stay subscribed here,
and if interested, subscribe to the other list too.

Here is the Subscription information.

Send an email like this one:

blindlife+subscribe@groups.io


Now back to your normally scheduled subject matter=

Grumpy Dave


Re: How to wear aftershock headphones

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi Kay,
 
What model is your iPhone?  I don't have a switch below my volume down button, to my knowledge anyways?  I use the 6 S E model.
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 9:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to wear aftershock headphones

Hey Mike,
I do have one more question for you about the iPhone. Right under the volume down button is eight to provision slide switch, do you know what that is for? Thanks much.
On Jun 3, 2017, at 7:49 PM, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:

Hi Kay,
 
Here's some excerpts from the users manual, plus comments I've added:
Aftershokz Sports M3 AS450 Wired Bone Conduction Headphones W/Mic
MOBILE BONE CONDUCTION HEADPHONES
Parts descriptions
• Transducers: Two soft pads, each about the size of a thumbnail, that rest on the cheekbones. The Transducers are housed on both ends of the headphones.
These I said go on the jaw bones in front of each ear hole with the rubber pads against the skin.  They are the little round things at the end of each of the humps in the headset.
• Wraparound Headband: The Wraparound Headband is the plastic headband that loops around the base of the head when wearing the device.
 
• Inline Control Box: A rectangular box located partway down the 45 centimeter headphone cable, connected to the headphones. The Inline Control Box includes three buttons to control the headphones.
 
• Cable Clip: A small clip located on the back of Inline Control Box to secure the cable to clothing during exercise.
 
• Call Button: A round, orange button located in the front side of Inline Control Box. Click once to answer/hang up a call.
 
• Volume Up/Down Button: The Volume Controls are two small buttons, located on the side of the Inline Control Box. There is a raised dot on the Volume Up Button, and the opposite button is the Volume Down Button.
 
• Micro-USB Charging Port: The Micro-USB Charging Port is located on the lower right side of the Inline Control Box and covered by a small flexible protective cover. The cover can be opened using a fingernail and is hinged at the back. When opened, the Micro-USB charging port is revealed.  The smooth side of the charging cable faces the same direction as the Cable Clip located on the back of the Inline Control Box when plugged in to charge the headset.
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2017 12:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to wear aftershock headphones

Hey Mike, I will try that. I feel like the speakers were pointing more in a different direction than towards each other but I will give Vet a check out is that I get near them again. Thanks so much appreciate it. Man! Do I hate dictate. I need to get more proficient with his braille thing. Take care.
On Jun 3, 2017, at 12:07 PM, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:

Hi Kay,
 
I wear mine with the hoop going around the back of my head, with the humps going over the top of the ears, & the wire behind the left ear.  The little speakers go in front of the ears, even with your ear holes, resting on your jaw bone on either side.  You might need to move the headset up / down or forward / backwards a little bit to where it will fit you most comfortably, but the little speakers need to be on your jaw bones, not in your ears.
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2017 7:39 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] How to wear aftershock headphones

Hi R,
We have a pair of wired aftershock headphones. The question I have is what is the best way to wear them and what position should they be on your head for maximum sound quality. I don't know if they just sound crappy or we don't know what we're doing. Any suggestions would be really appreciated.

Kay Malmquist
Ask me about healthy chocolate!
Yes, there is such a thing and it's good to. 
Sent from my iPhone


Re: electric repair rip off

Rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

Hi,
I would have refused to pay, LOL. Just ring the police. That's just way beyond what one can afford.

----- Original Message -----
From: enes sar캇ba힊 <enes.saribas@...
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date sent: Mon, 5 Jun 2017 00:13:49 +0300
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] electric repair rip off

hi,

oh my god! That cost is robbery, plain and simple. Charging that much
for only 14 minutes of work is beyond insane, it's insane x100.


On 6/5/2017 12:07 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

This is why it really pays to join a neighborhood email list, or to
simply get to know your neighbors. That's highway robbery. It should
have cost you maybe a quarter of that. Did you contact the BBB?

Ann P.


Re: Weird situation with a 128GB thumb drive

Carlos
 

It does have a few more which are not included in Windows by default and require the download of additional Microsoft utilities. The point is that the
help
command only gives brief descriptions, while the website discusses their usage in more detail with examples.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rajmund" <brajmund2000@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2017 8:41 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb drive


Hi Carlos,
Curious. Does the web site have more of these command lines,
than say, help.txt

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date sent: Sun, 4 Jun 2017 12:38:41 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb drive

You can change the drive letter in Disk Management if you like.

The various commands are documented hundreds of places on the
web. However, one useful resource is here.
http://www.ss64.com/nt/index.html
You can also generate a list of available commands with basic
descriptions on the root of your C drive by typing
help>C:\help.txt
from the command prompt followed by Enter.
----- Original Message -----
From: James Bentley
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 12:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb
drive


Well, I guess you might be a wee bit of a genius but, dont
you go getting a big head.

Yep, I got my 128GB thumb drive back. It now has its default
exfat format with its default alocation size. And, my C drive is
actually still there.

The thumb drive letter did bump up from F to G but, I guess
that doesnt matter.

Ill slightly revise these notes so I will better remember
them.

Carlos, where can I find a list of all of these command lines
that you use?

Many thanks for getting my drive back. And, especially for
sharing your knowledge.

James B

From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 10:46 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb
drive

Yes that is correct. Each command has to be followed by Enter
as you described.
----- Original Message -----
From: James Bentley
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb
drive

OK, starting with the clean command, how many different
commands were there? Do I hit enter after each command?

For example:

1. clean followed by enter
2. create partition primary followed by enter
3. select partition 1 followed by enter
4. format fs=exFAT quick followed by enter
5. assign followed by enter

Carlos,Sorry for my lack of experience . I am however,
learning more almost every day. .

Thanks,

James B



From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 9:44 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb
drive

Try repeating the procedure again. I have occasionally
received an error when using the
clean
command for the first time to remove unusual partitioning.
----- Original Message -----
From: James Bentley
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb
drive

Well, Im starting to wonder if dropping this thumb drive
on a hard tile floor a couple days back may have damaged it.

I got through your directions up to clean.

Then I got an error message so I stopped.

The drive now shows 0 free space. 0 used space. Unknown
drive size etc.

This turned out to be a PSY thumb drive. I have enough
drives around that it isnt important.

Thanks for your help,

James B



From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 8:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb
drive

Actually upon further consideration, I don't know what you
used to write the ISO image to the flash drive or how the drive
may have been partitioned by that utility, but yes it may in fact
be a similar cause.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 9:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB
thumb drive

No, the problem I was considering is generally associated
with Linux distros which will change the file system on the disk.
You can try the following, but make sure to backup any important
files as this procedure will wipe all existing data from the
drive.

1. Press Windows key+R to open the
"Run"
dialog and type
CMD
followed by Enter.

2. After the command prompt opens type
diskpart

3. When the diskpart utility loads type

list disk

4. Carefully listen to the information displayed.
Review it with the JAWS cursor or equivalent if necessary. You
have to figure out which disk number is assigned to the drive you
want to use. The size column should give you an idea. Warning,
be absolutely sure that you have the correct disk number before
proceeding with the next steps or you could cause yourself
serious problems. If you are not confident that you have the
correct disk number, then I would strongly suggest that you not
proceed.

5. Once you are sure that you have the correct disk
number, just as an example type

select disk 1

1 is just an example and you should replace it with the
disk number which was displayed for the drive in the previous
step.

6. After it displays the message
"Disk 1 is now the selected disk",
type the following commands in order.

clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
format fs=exFAT quick
assign

7. Type
exit
to close the diskpart interface.

8. Finally, type
exit
again to close the command prompt window.

Now look in Computer/Explorer and see if the full 128 GB
capacity is available.
----- Original Message -----
From: James Bentley
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 8:18 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB
thumb drive

I dont know if this is similar but I tried to use it
for creating a Win10 Creator recovery bootable drive.

I had already tried 2 smaller thumb drives for the same
purpose with no luck. All 3 attempts led to failure around 40%
in to the process.

The other 2 drives were not affected.

James B



From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 7:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB
thumb drive

Also, have you recently used the drive for booting a
Linux distribution or anything similar?
----- Original Message -----
From: James Bentley
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB
thumb drive

But, Ive had over 55GB of TV shows on it before.

James B



From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 6:02 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB
thumb drive

I doubt it ever had the higher capacity Formatting
probably undid whatever fraudulent configuration was on the drive
to make it report higher numbers.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: James Bentley
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 2:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB
thumb drive

Hi all,

I recently formatted a cheap generic 128GB thumb
drive. Its original configuration was exfat with 128KB
allocation units and it had a capacity of 128GB.

After a quick format, the capacity changed to 32GB
and fat32.

I did a full format with Windows set to make the disk
exfat and that did work but the size is still only 32GB.

Its no big deal because this was a cheap free thumb
drive. However, I admit to being very curious.

Anyone know why the size of the thumb drive changed
after even a full format?

James B


**No one is totally worthless, they can always be
used as a bad example.


Re: Weird situation with a 128GB thumb drive

Rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

Hi Carlos,
Curious. Does the web site have more of these command lines, than say, help.txt

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date sent: Sun, 4 Jun 2017 12:38:41 -0400
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb drive

You can change the drive letter in Disk Management if you like.

The various commands are documented hundreds of places on the web. However, one useful resource is here.
http://www.ss64.com/nt/index.html
You can also generate a list of available commands with basic descriptions on the root of your C drive by typing
help>C:\help.txt
from the command prompt followed by Enter.
----- Original Message -----
From: James Bentley
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 12:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb drive


Well, I guess you might be a wee bit of a genius but, don�셳 you go getting a big head.

Yep, I got my 128GB thumb drive back. It now has its default exfat format with its default alocation size. And, my C drive is actually still there.

The thumb drive letter did bump up from F to G but, I guess that doesn�셳 matter.

I�셪l slightly revise these notes so I will better remember them.

Carlos, where can I find a list of all of these command lines that you use?

Many thanks for getting my drive back. And, especially for sharing your knowledge.

James B

From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 10:46 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb drive

Yes that is correct. Each command has to be followed by Enter as you described.
----- Original Message -----
From: James Bentley
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb drive

OK, starting with the clean command, how many different commands were there? Do I hit enter after each command?

For example:

1. clean followed by enter
2. create partition primary followed by enter
3. select partition 1 followed by enter
4. format fs=exFAT quick followed by enter
5. assign followed by enter

Carlos,Sorry for my lack of experience . I am however, learning more almost every day. .

Thanks,

James B



From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 9:44 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb drive

Try repeating the procedure again. I have occasionally received an error when using the
clean
command for the first time to remove unusual partitioning.
----- Original Message -----
From: James Bentley
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb drive

Well, I�셫 starting to wonder if dropping this thumb drive on a hard tile floor a couple days back may have damaged it.

I got through your directions up to clean.

Then I got an error message so I stopped.

The drive now shows 0 free space. 0 used space. Unknown drive size etc.

This turned out to be a PSY thumb drive. I have enough drives around that it isn�셳 important.

Thanks for your help,

James B



From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 8:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb drive

Actually upon further consideration, I don't know what you used to write the ISO image to the flash drive or how the drive may have been partitioned by that utility, but yes it may in fact be a similar cause.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 9:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb drive

No, the problem I was considering is generally associated with Linux distros which will change the file system on the disk. You can try the following, but make sure to backup any important files as this procedure will wipe all existing data from the drive.

1. Press Windows key+R to open the
"Run"
dialog and type
CMD
followed by Enter.

2. After the command prompt opens type
diskpart

3. When the diskpart utility loads type

list disk

4. Carefully listen to the information displayed. Review it with the JAWS cursor or equivalent if necessary. You have to figure out which disk number is assigned to the drive you want to use. The size column should give you an idea. Warning, be absolutely sure that you have the correct disk number before proceeding with the next steps or you could cause yourself serious problems. If you are not confident that you have the correct disk number, then I would strongly suggest that you not proceed.

5. Once you are sure that you have the correct disk number, just as an example type

select disk 1

1 is just an example and you should replace it with the disk number which was displayed for the drive in the previous step.

6. After it displays the message
"Disk 1 is now the selected disk",
type the following commands in order.

clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
format fs=exFAT quick
assign

7. Type
exit
to close the diskpart interface.

8. Finally, type
exit
again to close the command prompt window.

Now look in Computer/Explorer and see if the full 128 GB capacity is available.
----- Original Message -----
From: James Bentley
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 8:18 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb drive

I don�셳 know if this is similar but I tried to use it for creating a Win10 Creator recovery bootable drive.

I had already tried 2 smaller thumb drives for the same purpose with no luck. All 3 attempts led to failure around 40% in to the process.

The other 2 drives were not affected.

James B



From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 7:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb drive

Also, have you recently used the drive for booting a Linux distribution or anything similar?
----- Original Message -----
From: James Bentley
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb drive

But, I�셶e had over 55GB of TV shows on it before.

James B



From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 6:02 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb drive

I doubt it ever had the higher capacity Formatting probably undid whatever fraudulent configuration was on the drive to make it report higher numbers.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: James Bentley
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 2:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Weird situation with a 128GB thumb drive

Hi all,

I recently formatted a cheap generic 128GB thumb drive. Its original configuration was exfat with 128KB allocation units and it had a capacity of 128GB.

After a quick format, the capacity changed to 32GB and fat32.

I did a full format with Windows set to make the disk exfat and that did work but the size is still only 32GB.

Its no big deal because this was a cheap free thumb drive. However, I admit to being very curious.

Anyone know why the size of the thumb drive changed after even a full format?

James B


**No one is totally worthless, they can always be used as a bad example.


Re: w l m setup question

Rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

Hi,
I have Thunderbird 50 something, and that works well with GMAIL, as well.

----- Original Message -----
From: "mcLeod stinnett" <macks75205@...
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date sent: Sat, 03 Jun 2017 14:29:47 -0700
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] w l m setup question



--
From Mack well, I chose thunderbird version 24 instead. I'm not going to jump through hoops to get w l m. I hope by choosing an earlier version of thunderbird, the program will work better with gmail. all I use an email client for is to send a scanned document, or send an email, where I have to click on a link to do it.


2 Problems with NVDA

Samuel Wilkins
 

Hello all,

I am having 2 problems with NVDA. I am using Neospeech with NVDA, but it does not seem to want to use pitch changes when I do a capital letter, even though it is set to do so. The Neospeech voice I am using is Sapi 5 compatible. Does anyone know why this is happening?

The second problem is using Amazon. I search for a book, and I click either on the book or the next page link, but it doesn't seem to be loading. Why is this happening? It works fine in FIrefox, but not in Internet Explorer. Thank you.

--
Regards,

Samuel Wilkins


Re: How to wear aftershock headphones

Kay Malmquist
 

Hey Mike,
I do have one more question for you about the iPhone. Right under the volume down button is eight to provision slide switch, do you know what that is for? Thanks much.

On Jun 3, 2017, at 7:49 PM, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:

Hi Kay,
 
Here's some excerpts from the users manual, plus comments I've added:
Aftershokz Sports M3 AS450 Wired Bone Conduction Headphones W/Mic
MOBILE BONE CONDUCTION HEADPHONES
Parts descriptions
• Transducers: Two soft pads, each about the size of a thumbnail, that rest on the cheekbones. The Transducers are housed on both ends of the headphones.
These I said go on the jaw bones in front of each ear hole with the rubber pads against the skin.  They are the little round things at the end of each of the humps in the headset.
• Wraparound Headband: The Wraparound Headband is the plastic headband that loops around the base of the head when wearing the device.
 
• Inline Control Box: A rectangular box located partway down the 45 centimeter headphone cable, connected to the headphones. The Inline Control Box includes three buttons to control the headphones.
 
• Cable Clip: A small clip located on the back of Inline Control Box to secure the cable to clothing during exercise.
 
• Call Button: A round, orange button located in the front side of Inline Control Box. Click once to answer/hang up a call.
 
• Volume Up/Down Button: The Volume Controls are two small buttons, located on the side of the Inline Control Box. There is a raised dot on the Volume Up Button, and the opposite button is the Volume Down Button.
 
• Micro-USB Charging Port: The Micro-USB Charging Port is located on the lower right side of the Inline Control Box and covered by a small flexible protective cover. The cover can be opened using a fingernail and is hinged at the back. When opened, the Micro-USB charging port is revealed.  The smooth side of the charging cable faces the same direction as the Cable Clip located on the back of the Inline Control Box when plugged in to charge the headset.
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2017 12:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to wear aftershock headphones

Hey Mike, I will try that. I feel like the speakers were pointing more in a different direction than towards each other but I will give Vet a check out is that I get near them again. Thanks so much appreciate it. Man! Do I hate dictate. I need to get more proficient with his braille thing. Take care.
On Jun 3, 2017, at 12:07 PM, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:

Hi Kay,
 
I wear mine with the hoop going around the back of my head, with the humps going over the top of the ears, & the wire behind the left ear.  The little speakers go in front of the ears, even with your ear holes, resting on your jaw bone on either side.  You might need to move the headset up / down or forward / backwards a little bit to where it will fit you most comfortably, but the little speakers need to be on your jaw bones, not in your ears.
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2017 7:39 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] How to wear aftershock headphones

Hi R,
We have a pair of wired aftershock headphones. The question I have is what is the best way to wear them and what position should they be on your head for maximum sound quality. I don't know if they just sound crappy or we don't know what we're doing. Any suggestions would be really appreciated.

Kay Malmquist
Ask me about healthy chocolate!
Yes, there is such a thing and it's good to. 
Sent from my iPhone


Re: electric repair rip off

Lenny McHugh
 

Funny, in my neighborhood I have been the go to guy. I have helped neighbors with electrical, plumbing and wood working. I just lent a neighbor all of the plumbing tools and told himhow to remove the tile and replace his shower.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 7:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] electric repair rip off

Hi all,

Good. If you get to know your neighbors, you can ask for
recommendations. Ask friends too.

Ann P.

--
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Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@...
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

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Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: electric repair rip off

Lenny McHugh
 

This is not a utility but a repair service They have an answering and dispatch service for an electrician somewhare in your coverage area.

-----Original Message-----
From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 8:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] electric repair rip off

Lenny, do you have a Public Utilities Commission where you live? Can you
file a complaint against Thomas Edison?

I've never liked single monopoly electric service providers; unfortunately,
in my bush hideout, I am at the mercy of Xcel Energy which I want to KICK
DOWN THE ROAD like a pack of cigarettes! I wish my bush hideout could be
like Houston, Texas where you can select which power company to do business
with as opposed to being stuck with just one! But, I can always FILE A
COMPLAINT against Xcel Energy and they hate seeing that happen for any
reason known or otherwise. $724? Makes me feel disgusted and reminds me of
adaptive technology corporations that take joy in milking their customer
base by selling them equipment that's already obsolete before it leaves the
factory floor assembly line!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: acute letters?

Quentin Christensen
 

NVDA doesn't have a shortcut for this, however I did find this post from DuoLingo (a site that teaches languages - I haven't used it so don't know about its accessibility).  The post talks about setting up a second language on your computer, if you do often type say Spanish words, to make it easy to use the accent characters: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/15264140/How-To-Type-Accented-Characters-On-An-English-Keyboard-Windows-10-Tutorial

It's written for Windows 10 but aside from the exact location of settings, should work similarly in other versions.

Regards

Quentin.

On Sun, Jun 4, 2017 at 2:09 AM, Sugar <sugarsyl71@...> wrote:

Hey, does anyone know how to type acute letters? For example, Andre
Crouch has an e acute in his name, but I don't know how to do that?

 

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Re: Catastrophically Failed Win10 Upgrade

Rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

Hi Rob,
Curious. What would have happened, if you went settings, recovery, reset this PC, with the 1703
USB installation plugged into it? WOULD that have worked? It wouldn't have needed internet, since that's what your USB would have performed as, the installation media. Though I suppose it's now too late.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob" <captinlogic@...
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date sent: Sat, 03 Jun 2017 03:29:28 -0500
Subject: [TechTalk] Catastrophically Failed Win10 Upgrade

Today I uppgraded to windows 10.
I got the iso from the iso downloader tool (not the media creation tool, my mistake)
I downloaded the iso downloader tool a couple of weeks ago and ran it, and got what was, I thought, a recent iso. It turned out to be version 1511 build 10586.164, wwhich apparently is from 2015. Another mistake. Still no clue what happened there. Carlos, you may recall we discussed this tool, when others were asking for win 7 download links.
Anyway, the upgrade proceeded and everything seemed ok, until I tried to connect to the network.
That's when I got the bad news. Some protocols were missing from the computer, according to the network trouble shooter. Further inquries produced the error that said something like winsock registry entries are missing.
So I found this article:
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-fix-the-missing-window
s-sockets-registry-entries-error/
Nothing there worked. So I was stuck without a network connection, which renders a computer pretty useless.
I created an iso, this time from the media creation tool. I was going to try upgrading my version of windows 10 with the new iso.
I booted into a PE environment and ran setup, which told me it couldn't upgrade and that I had to run setup from within windows.
I rebooted back into windows and ran setup. It told me that setup could not run propery, and to reboot my PC and run setup again. Which I did, and got the same error message.
So. I was stuck with a computer I could not upgrade, which had no internet connection, and which told me I could not roll back to windows 7.
SO I said, ha, I'll beat you yet. I had created an image of my windows 7 install earlier today. I rebooted back into a PE, ran ADI Lite and restored my image back onto the SSD.
Guess what? IT didn't boot! So now I'm stuck with a computer which does nothing.
Tomorrow i'll have to get some eyeballs to tell me what kind of error message is popping up, if any. I just thought I'd share today's adventure with the group. Never a dull moment around here.
Everything seemed ok until I tried


Re: electric repair rip off

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Lenny, do you have a Public Utilities Commission where you live? Can you
file a complaint against Thomas Edison?

I've never liked single monopoly electric service providers; unfortunately,
in my bush hideout, I am at the mercy of Xcel Energy which I want to KICK
DOWN THE ROAD like a pack of cigarettes! I wish my bush hideout could be
like Houston, Texas where you can select which power company to do business
with as opposed to being stuck with just one! But, I can always FILE A
COMPLAINT against Xcel Energy and they hate seeing that happen for any
reason known or otherwise. $724? Makes me feel disgusted and reminds me of
adaptive technology corporations that take joy in milking their customer
base by selling them equipment that's already obsolete before it leaves the
factory floor assembly line!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Issue with Juice

Flor Lynch
 

Well, I tried. It looks like a wall has been put up, to keep Juice and its likeout! Perhaps the Webster people will revisit it if they get enough reports from people no longer being able to download the podcast. The other thing that occurs to me is that the filename is a very long one, even though it is an .mp3 suffix (or at least that’s what it says).
 
I got it in qCast, which uses iTunes. (One’s iPhone’s podcatchers do this also.) 
 

From: Vicki
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 11:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Issue with Juice
There are actually three feeds that should work. Don't ask why. I have had this podcast for at least two years and no problem. Here are the feeds.
 
The first one is the original that stopped working, although as I said, the [podcast shows up, is just will not download.
 
The last feed is the ITunes feed, which did the same thing, although I did have to edit the feed because it kept showing up with http twice.
 
The middle feed is the feed from learn outloud.
 
They all do exactly the same thing in Juice.
 
 

Merriam-Websters Word of the Day

 

http://www.merriam-webster.com/word/index.xml

 

or

 

http://webster.com/word/index.xml

 

or

 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/wotd/feed/rss2

 

----- Original Message -----
From: Flor Lynch
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 5:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Issue with Juice
 
hi,
Used it work properly in Juice? What is the URL, or the feed URL of the podcast, so I can take a look. (I have had issues with Juice not accepting certain podcasts, or it trying to download all episodes of a podcast rather than just the latest one which it’d been  set for. Sometimes, you can make small alterations with the feed URL it gets the podcast episodes from, so that Juice will treat the podcast as it should. But this is a partial solution, working for some offending podcasts but not for all. (In other words, there are some podcasts that Juice just won’t handle decently or at all. Thus it’s good to have more than one pod-catcher, given the awkwardnesses and lack of flexibility that iTunes can present.) )
 
 
From: Vicki
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2017 6:15 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Issue with Juice
Good Afternoon,
 
I have a particular podcast that comes in on Juice with the attempt to download, but has been 0% for about 2 weeks now.
 
This is an every day podcast.
 
I subscribed to it on ITunes on my laptop and ITunes will download it.
 
I am not having issues with any other podcast using Juice. The feeds are the same for both Juice & ITunes for this podcast.
 
Is there a setting in Juice that I can change that may have gotten messed up?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 

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