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Re: groups.io question

Gene
 

The minimum amount of moderation you can have is for the first message of a new member to be moderated.  There is no setting for completely no moderation.  I don't know what is done when nonmembers post and there is no setting for that.  Is my suspicion correct that every message from nonmembers must be approved or is the software smart enough to know when the same nonmember posts twice and allow the message through without approval?
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 03, 2019 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] groups.io question

Oh I sure do know how all-pervasive they are. I'm quite familiar with the groups.io interface, expanding links and all, but for the life of me, I can't figure out what setting I should set and to what value in order to make the group behave in the desired way. IN certain respects though, having the first message from an outsider require moderation is not a bad thing--keep spam to almost zero as long as the group owner/moderator is on top of message rejections--so maybe I'll just leave it alone.


On 11/3/2019 12:56 AM, Gene wrote:
Go to the group page for the group.  You will find a more button at the bottom of the screen.  Press the space bar on it.  There are a lot of items when you expand it in that way.  Move down until you find settings.  Press enter.  It's a link.  Then look at the settings on the page.  You should find the ones for what you want to set.
 
I don't know if you realize how pervasive this is so for you, if it is useful, and for others, I'll say the following:
These days, more and more web sites are using buttons to have things not take up room on screen until you expand them by activating the button.  Don't assume where these buttons are.  As I said, the more button is the last item on the page, at least the way we see it.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2019 6:54 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] groups.io question

I am the owner of several groups on this service. There is one group I'm
having a bit of trouble with figuring out how to set so that
non-subscribers may post without needing approval, but the list itself
is not open to public subscription. In other words, the only way one can
become a member of the group is by invitation, but anyone from the
outside can post. I would even accept first posts require approval, then
everything thereafter from a first-message-approved user could go
through, while said user remained unsubscribed. All replies go to the
members only, so if you're an outsider and you post something to the
group, members have to reply to you specifically as well as to the group
for everyone to see the reply. Mailman was very good at this kind of
setup, but I just can't figure out what checkboxes to check (or not) to
emulate this behavior.


Any thoughts or ideas gratefully accepted, with my thanks in advance.


Re: groups.io question

Steve Matzura
 

Oh I sure do know how all-pervasive they are. I'm quite familiar with the groups.io interface, expanding links and all, but for the life of me, I can't figure out what setting I should set and to what value in order to make the group behave in the desired way. IN certain respects though, having the first message from an outsider require moderation is not a bad thing--keep spam to almost zero as long as the group owner/moderator is on top of message rejections--so maybe I'll just leave it alone.


On 11/3/2019 12:56 AM, Gene wrote:
Go to the group page for the group.  You will find a more button at the bottom of the screen.  Press the space bar on it.  There are a lot of items when you expand it in that way.  Move down until you find settings.  Press enter.  It's a link.  Then look at the settings on the page.  You should find the ones for what you want to set.
 
I don't know if you realize how pervasive this is so for you, if it is useful, and for others, I'll say the following:
These days, more and more web sites are using buttons to have things not take up room on screen until you expand them by activating the button.  Don't assume where these buttons are.  As I said, the more button is the last item on the page, at least the way we see it.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2019 6:54 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] groups.io question

I am the owner of several groups on this service. There is one group I'm
having a bit of trouble with figuring out how to set so that
non-subscribers may post without needing approval, but the list itself
is not open to public subscription. In other words, the only way one can
become a member of the group is by invitation, but anyone from the
outside can post. I would even accept first posts require approval, then
everything thereafter from a first-message-approved user could go
through, while said user remained unsubscribed. All replies go to the
members only, so if you're an outsider and you post something to the
group, members have to reply to you specifically as well as to the group
for everyone to see the reply. Mailman was very good at this kind of
setup, but I just can't figure out what checkboxes to check (or not) to
emulate this behavior.


Any thoughts or ideas gratefully accepted, with my thanks in advance.


New Windows 10 Annoyance

Steve Matzura
 

Starting just today, I have noticed that when I press the Windows Key to open the Start menu, instead of hearing my screenreader say "Cortana," or hearing it say "search box edit," it says "pin tiles." Where did this come from, and how can it be made to stop behaving in this manner?


Thanks in advance.


Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Josh Kennedy
 

I noticed that nobody has mentioned desktops with AMD processors? They are less expensive overall than intel processors and are just as good. Just look up desktop with AMD ryzen processors on amazon and see what you find. 


Removing AVG

Allen West
 

Hello,

I am looking for a way to remove AVG. I am helping someone at work,
who removed AVG from the control panel. Now he is trying to update
from Win10 1809 to 1903 and some hidden files from AVG is blocking the
download.
The AVG removal tool does not work. If anyone has another removal tool
that works, can you tell me what it is and where to find it?

Thanks much,

Allen


Re: sendspace account

Janet
 

Hi Monte and Gene,

Monte, that link is what I have used to contact Sendspace for many years.  Make sure when you click on that contact link, arrow down for the edit field, and that is where you can type your message, and arrow down maybe once or twice, and you should see the send button.  Gene and Monte, it is not too late to tell your credit card company to put a stop on that payment because you didn’t authorize for Sendspace to charge your card.  I’m sorry for my late reply though. 

I hope this helps.

 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sendspace account

 

There is a support link, which may or may not be helpful.  You may have looked at that.  It appears that another member may have told you how to stop the problem if you join again in future, but I suspect it is too late to stop the charge this time.

 

Gene

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

From: Monte Single

Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:23 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sendspace account

 

Yes, I clicked on the contact link and found no joy.

There is no email or phone info; just links to click to report piracy, lost files   and such

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: October-30-19 4:11 PM
To: Gene <gsasner@...>; main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sendspace account

 

I just looked on the home page and there is a link that says contact us.  I should have said in my previous message that sites that expect dealings with the public almost all have a link with the word "contact" in the link.

 

Gene

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

From: Gene

Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:06 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sendspace account

 

Why not look on the web site and find out the correct way to contact them.  Almost all web sites that expect to have dealings with the public have a link on the home page that says contact.  See if Send Space does.  If not, See if there is something else like support.  Some sites use a contact form and you don't use e-mail at all.

 

Gene

 

From: Monte Single

Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:51 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] sendspace account

 

Hi list,

My sendspace subscription expires on  October 31.

Just checked my credit card info and I see  the evil sendspace is renewing my account with out my permission.

I tried sending email to;

 

help@...

and

support@...

 

both messages were returned as undeliverable.

 

I called my credit card and they said  they may not be able to do anything for 45 days.

 

Does anyone know a way of contacting sendspace or dealing with this problem.

Thanks,

Monte

 


Re: carbohydrate gram counter app?

Chris G <chris@...>
 

Take a look at My Fitness Pal.

It will allow you to track information and has a large database to search through.

There is a free version and a subscription.  The subscription removes adds and gives more features.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kay Malmquist
Sent: Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:07 AM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] carbohydrate gram counter app?

 

Hi all,

Does anyone here know of an accessible carbohydrate gram counting app?  I have an old Braille Dr. Atkins 2 volume book that is a pretty good reference, but I'd rather have an app on the iPhone if at all possible.  Any thoughts?  Thanks much.

 

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

Switch your mentality from "I'm broken and helpless," to "I'm growing and healing," and watch how fast your life changes, for the better.
Unknown
 


Re: groups.io question

Gene
 

Go to the group page for the group.  You will find a more button at the bottom of the screen.  Press the space bar on it.  There are a lot of items when you expand it in that way.  Move down until you find settings.  Press enter.  It's a link.  Then look at the settings on the page.  You should find the ones for what you want to set.
 
I don't know if you realize how pervasive this is so for you, if it is useful, and for others, I'll say the following:
These days, more and more web sites are using buttons to have things not take up room on screen until you expand them by activating the button.  Don't assume where these buttons are.  As I said, the more button is the last item on the page, at least the way we see it.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2019 6:54 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] groups.io question

I am the owner of several groups on this service. There is one group I'm
having a bit of trouble with figuring out how to set so that
non-subscribers may post without needing approval, but the list itself
is not open to public subscription. In other words, the only way one can
become a member of the group is by invitation, but anyone from the
outside can post. I would even accept first posts require approval, then
everything thereafter from a first-message-approved user could go
through, while said user remained unsubscribed. All replies go to the
members only, so if you're an outsider and you post something to the
group, members have to reply to you specifically as well as to the group
for everyone to see the reply. Mailman was very good at this kind of
setup, but I just can't figure out what checkboxes to check (or not) to
emulate this behavior.


Any thoughts or ideas gratefully accepted, with my thanks in advance.





Re: A puzzling Alexa observation

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

I'm not in the Alexa/Echo world, I am Google's fan child! On My Shiny
Google Home, it is possible to have music played for you off free Spotify.
However, there will be a lot of advertising; the songs will be shuffled and,
if you can wait with some patience, your requested tune will be played.
Don't like to wait? Oh well, grab a subscription for $9.99 for one person,
or $14.99 for SIX subscribers and they don't have to live in the same
household.

Are you a student? You just got lucky! You may be able to grab a Spotify
subscription for $5.99 or thereabout; but you do need to prove that you are
indeed a student and I don't recall how that is done.

Personally, all my music come from Google's PlayMusic. I like its
selections better. I didn't take a subscription, it's ok, let all the ads
run; after these are done, I get more music pretty much round the clock!
This has been my experience and I have not had to tweaked anything; the
mileage may vary for all others.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


groups.io question

Steve Matzura
 

I am the owner of several groups on this service. There is one group I'm having a bit of trouble with figuring out how to set so that non-subscribers may post without needing approval, but the list itself is not open to public subscription. In other words, the only way one can become a member of the group is by invitation, but anyone from the outside can post. I would even accept first posts require approval, then everything thereafter from a first-message-approved user could go through, while said user remained unsubscribed. All replies go to the members only, so if you're an outsider and you post something to the group, members have to reply to you specifically as well as to the group for everyone to see the reply. Mailman was very good at this kind of setup, but I just can't figure out what checkboxes to check (or not) to emulate this behavior.


Any thoughts or ideas gratefully accepted, with my thanks in advance.


Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Mary Smith
 

I found a couple systems that meet all these requirements and one of them just happens to be on sale. One is an xps model, the other is an inspiron.

On 11/2/2019 12:42 AM, Lenron wrote:

The computer with the SSD and a second drive for data is perfect. A
256 gb SSD should do you fine, it's kind of the sweet spot I think.
You could get a system with a 1 tb drive for data and just upgrade
that drive as you need.

On 11/1/19, Monte Single <mrsingle@sasktel.net> wrote:
I have been using a 120 gig ss drive on this pc for almost 7 years. I have
a 2 tb drive for storage.
Every month or so I move everything I want to keep from my downloads folder
on the ss drive to the storage drive; I have had no problems with this set
up.
Using win 7 pro, nvda full suite of office applickiations, ocr programs, and
lots of other apps.
Yes, a 500 gig ss drive is nice, but is not necessary if financial
restraints are to be considered.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
James Bentley
Sent: November-01-19 4:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

I would hold out for an SSD. A 512GB if you have the cash. Especially if
that 1TB is only a 5400 RPM drive which most will be.

If you are doing image backups or half a dozen other resource intensive
task, maybe transferring a large file while you half 10 Chrome tabs open all
at the same time. I think you will be happier over the long run with more
computing power.

Do you ever want to be able to do several things all at one time while you
are also running a virus scan? A 512GB SSD and 12GB ram and at least an I5
quad core processor.is the only way to go if the cash flow is sufficient.
Even if you need to wait until your finances are sufficient.

$800.00, sounds a bit high for that Acer unless it comes with accessories.
Isn't there a Black Friday coming up in just a few weeks. I bet Amazon
will be kicking butt with totally major sales.

But, Gene really is right, There definitely is no right or wrong answer to
this situation. It's just what you personally think you need or what you
prefer.

Some people might use the money that they saved on a new high dollar
computer and buy another really nice toy. Or, set it aside for retirement.

Congratulations! It sounds like you are taking your time and thinking
seriously about making a right decision on this new PC.

Cheers,

James B


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary
Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

James, I just found an Acer machine with 12 gb of ram and a 1 tb mechanical
drive for about $800. I'll have to compare this to comparable Dell
machines.




On 11/1/2019 2:15 PM, James Bentley wrote:
All in ones and especially laptops are difficult and expensive to repair.
If you are computer savvy or, you have a friend who is, a desktop can save
you lots of cash in the long run.

Dell makes very decent PC's but they are rather expensive. Acer makes
budget models that cost considerably less.

Good luck on making a good decision and getting your new PC soon.

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new
desktop

Hi James, you bring up an interesting point. While doing my research,
I was also looking into all in one machines but I'm not entirely sure
I would invest in one at this point. I would prefer to get a pc that
would allow me to update components down the road if I felt it was
necessary.
I've read that upgrading or repairing an all in one is tricky so I'd
rather make an informed choice before I buy anything.



On 11/1/2019 1:52 PM, James Bentley wrote:
Hello Mary,

I could not agree with Chris more. An SSD makes a major difference in
bootup time, opening programs, and intensive computing like virus
scanning and file transfers.

The second drive may not be critical but they are convenient for storing
audio, video, photos, etc. If you are on a budget, it is not too
difficult to add a second drive to a desktop later when you have the
money.

Regards,

James B

.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
chris judge
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new
desktop

Hi Mary. I recently purchased a dell XPS 8930. It has a sshd as the c
drive for the operating system and programs, and a mechanical hard drive
for data. I love the sshd, it makes things much faster. You will notice a
huge difference regarding start up times, programs opening, etc. I don't
think you will be disappointed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Mary Smith
Sent: November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some
manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For
example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive and
a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether it
would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase something
with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.



























Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

iram shabbir
 

but it should be converted into laptop in 5 hundred dollars. sho shweet

----- Original Message -----
From: "James Bentley" <bentleyj1952@att.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2019 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop


Wow, what a strange coincidence, I was just now looking at that PC from Amazon, And, I was just about to post about it.

It has loads of USB connections in the front and back. And, a half dozen other connections. Reviews say that it is super quiet.

I wonder if it will be on sale around Thanksgiving.

Regards,

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop


Amazon sells an Aser Aspire PC885 desktop with 12 gb of RAM, 512 SSD and
Windows 10 Home for about $500, which is a pretty good deal for a
desktop with such a large SSD.


Gerald



On 11/1/2019 6:02 PM, James Bentley wrote:
I would hold out for an SSD. A 512GB if you have the cash. Especially if that 1TB is only a 5400 RPM drive which most will be.

If you are doing image backups or half a dozen other resource intensive task, maybe transferring a large file while you half 10 Chrome tabs open all at the same time. I think you will be happier over the long run with more computing power.

Do you ever want to be able to do several things all at one time while you are also running a virus scan? A 512GB SSD and 12GB ram and at least an I5 quad core processor.is the only way to go if the cash flow is sufficient. Even if you need to wait until your finances are sufficient.

$800.00, sounds a bit high for that Acer unless it comes with accessories. Isn't there a Black Friday coming up in just a few weeks. I bet Amazon will be kicking butt with totally major sales.

But, Gene really is right, There definitely is no right or wrong answer to this situation. It's just what you personally think you need or what you prefer.

Some people might use the money that they saved on a new high dollar computer and buy another really nice toy. Or, set it aside for retirement.

Congratulations! It sounds like you are taking your time and thinking seriously about making a right decision on this new PC.

Cheers,

James B


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

James, I just found an Acer machine with 12 gb of ram and a 1 tb
mechanical drive for about $800. I'll have to compare this to comparable
Dell machines.




On 11/1/2019 2:15 PM, James Bentley wrote:
All in ones and especially laptops are difficult and expensive to repair. If you are computer savvy or, you have a friend who is, a desktop can save you lots of cash in the long run.

Dell makes very decent PC's but they are rather expensive. Acer makes budget models that cost considerably less.

Good luck on making a good decision and getting your new PC soon.

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hi James, you bring up an interesting point. While doing my research, I
was also looking into all in one machines but I'm not entirely sure I
would invest in one at this point. I would prefer to get a pc that would
allow me to update components down the road if I felt it was necessary.
I've read that upgrading or repairing an all in one is tricky so I'd
rather make an informed choice before I buy anything.



On 11/1/2019 1:52 PM, James Bentley wrote:
Hello Mary,

I could not agree with Chris more. An SSD makes a major difference in bootup time, opening programs, and intensive computing like virus scanning and file transfers.

The second drive may not be critical but they are convenient for storing audio, video, photos, etc. If you are on a budget, it is not too difficult to add a second drive to a desktop later when you have the money.

Regards,

James B

.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hi Mary. I recently purchased a dell XPS 8930. It has a sshd as the c drive for the operating system and programs, and a mechanical hard drive for data. I love the sshd, it makes things much faster. You will notice a huge difference regarding start up times, programs opening, etc. I don't think you will be disappointed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.























Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

iram shabbir
 

i love this i will buy in future.

----- Original Message -----
From: "James Bentley" <bentleyj1952@att.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2019 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop


Wow, what a strange coincidence, I was just now looking at that PC from Amazon, And, I was just about to post about it.

It has loads of USB connections in the front and back. And, a half dozen other connections. Reviews say that it is super quiet.

I wonder if it will be on sale around Thanksgiving.

Regards,

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop


Amazon sells an Aser Aspire PC885 desktop with 12 gb of RAM, 512 SSD and
Windows 10 Home for about $500, which is a pretty good deal for a
desktop with such a large SSD.


Gerald



On 11/1/2019 6:02 PM, James Bentley wrote:
I would hold out for an SSD. A 512GB if you have the cash. Especially if that 1TB is only a 5400 RPM drive which most will be.

If you are doing image backups or half a dozen other resource intensive task, maybe transferring a large file while you half 10 Chrome tabs open all at the same time. I think you will be happier over the long run with more computing power.

Do you ever want to be able to do several things all at one time while you are also running a virus scan? A 512GB SSD and 12GB ram and at least an I5 quad core processor.is the only way to go if the cash flow is sufficient. Even if you need to wait until your finances are sufficient.

$800.00, sounds a bit high for that Acer unless it comes with accessories. Isn't there a Black Friday coming up in just a few weeks. I bet Amazon will be kicking butt with totally major sales.

But, Gene really is right, There definitely is no right or wrong answer to this situation. It's just what you personally think you need or what you prefer.

Some people might use the money that they saved on a new high dollar computer and buy another really nice toy. Or, set it aside for retirement.

Congratulations! It sounds like you are taking your time and thinking seriously about making a right decision on this new PC.

Cheers,

James B


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

James, I just found an Acer machine with 12 gb of ram and a 1 tb
mechanical drive for about $800. I'll have to compare this to comparable
Dell machines.




On 11/1/2019 2:15 PM, James Bentley wrote:
All in ones and especially laptops are difficult and expensive to repair. If you are computer savvy or, you have a friend who is, a desktop can save you lots of cash in the long run.

Dell makes very decent PC's but they are rather expensive. Acer makes budget models that cost considerably less.

Good luck on making a good decision and getting your new PC soon.

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hi James, you bring up an interesting point. While doing my research, I
was also looking into all in one machines but I'm not entirely sure I
would invest in one at this point. I would prefer to get a pc that would
allow me to update components down the road if I felt it was necessary.
I've read that upgrading or repairing an all in one is tricky so I'd
rather make an informed choice before I buy anything.



On 11/1/2019 1:52 PM, James Bentley wrote:
Hello Mary,

I could not agree with Chris more. An SSD makes a major difference in bootup time, opening programs, and intensive computing like virus scanning and file transfers.

The second drive may not be critical but they are convenient for storing audio, video, photos, etc. If you are on a budget, it is not too difficult to add a second drive to a desktop later when you have the money.

Regards,

James B

.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hi Mary. I recently purchased a dell XPS 8930. It has a sshd as the c drive for the operating system and programs, and a mechanical hard drive for data. I love the sshd, it makes things much faster. You will notice a huge difference regarding start up times, programs opening, etc. I don't think you will be disappointed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.























Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Gerald Levy
 

This Acer Aspire PC885 has an Intel 9th gen. Core I5-9400 processor, up to 4.1 GHz. Not bad for 500 bucks.


https://www.amazon.com/Acer-TC-885-UA92-Desktop-i5-9400-802-11AC/dp/B07R8WJMW6/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=acer+885+desktop&qid=1572710035&sr=8-1




Gerald

On 11/2/2019 11:35 AM, Monte Single wrote:
What processor comes with this pc?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: November-02-19 4:30 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Wow, what a strange coincidence, I was just now looking at that PC from Amazon, And, I was just about to post about it.

It has loads of USB connections in the front and back. And, a half dozen other connections. Reviews say that it is super quiet.

I wonder if it will be on sale around Thanksgiving.

Regards,

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop


Amazon sells an Aser Aspire PC885 desktop with 12 gb of RAM, 512 SSD and Windows 10 Home for about $500, which is a pretty good deal for a desktop with such a large SSD.


Gerald



On 11/1/2019 6:02 PM, James Bentley wrote:
I would hold out for an SSD. A 512GB if you have the cash. Especially if that 1TB is only a 5400 RPM drive which most will be.

If you are doing image backups or half a dozen other resource intensive task, maybe transferring a large file while you half 10 Chrome tabs open all at the same time. I think you will be happier over the long run with more computing power.

Do you ever want to be able to do several things all at one time while you are also running a virus scan? A 512GB SSD and 12GB ram and at least an I5 quad core processor.is the only way to go if the cash flow is sufficient. Even if you need to wait until your finances are sufficient.

$800.00, sounds a bit high for that Acer unless it comes with accessories. Isn't there a Black Friday coming up in just a few weeks. I bet Amazon will be kicking butt with totally major sales.

But, Gene really is right, There definitely is no right or wrong answer to this situation. It's just what you personally think you need or what you prefer.

Some people might use the money that they saved on a new high dollar computer and buy another really nice toy. Or, set it aside for retirement.

Congratulations! It sounds like you are taking your time and thinking seriously about making a right decision on this new PC.

Cheers,

James B


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new
desktop

James, I just found an Acer machine with 12 gb of ram and a 1 tb
mechanical drive for about $800. I'll have to compare this to
comparable Dell machines.




On 11/1/2019 2:15 PM, James Bentley wrote:
All in ones and especially laptops are difficult and expensive to repair. If you are computer savvy or, you have a friend who is, a desktop can save you lots of cash in the long run.

Dell makes very decent PC's but they are rather expensive. Acer makes budget models that cost considerably less.

Good luck on making a good decision and getting your new PC soon.

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new
desktop

Hi James, you bring up an interesting point. While doing my research,
I was also looking into all in one machines but I'm not entirely sure
I would invest in one at this point. I would prefer to get a pc that
would allow me to update components down the road if I felt it was necessary.
I've read that upgrading or repairing an all in one is tricky so I'd
rather make an informed choice before I buy anything.



On 11/1/2019 1:52 PM, James Bentley wrote:
Hello Mary,

I could not agree with Chris more. An SSD makes a major difference in bootup time, opening programs, and intensive computing like virus scanning and file transfers.

The second drive may not be critical but they are convenient for storing audio, video, photos, etc. If you are on a budget, it is not too difficult to add a second drive to a desktop later when you have the money.

Regards,

James B

.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
chris judge
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new
desktop

Hi Mary. I recently purchased a dell XPS 8930. It has a sshd as the c drive for the operating system and programs, and a mechanical hard drive for data. I love the sshd, it makes things much faster. You will notice a huge difference regarding start up times, programs opening, etc. I don't think you will be disappointed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Mary Smith
Sent: November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.





























Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

James Bentley
 

Here is a link and an excerpt from Amazon:


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R8WJMW6/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1


Product description
Style:PC only | Configuration:12GB DDR4, 512GB SSD
Acer Aspire TC-885-UA92 Desktop PC comes with these specs: 9th Generation Intel Core i5-9400 Processor 2.9GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology up to 4.1GHz, Windows 10 Home, 12GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM Memory, Intel UHD Graphics 630, 8X DVD-Writer Double-Layer Drive (DVD-RW), 512GB SSD, High-Def Audio with 5.1-Channel Surround Sound Support, 1 - USB 3.1 Type C Gen 2 port (up to 10 Gbps) (Front), 1 - USB 3.1 Gen 2 Port (Front), 2 - USB 3.1 Gen 1 Ports (Rear), 4 - USB 2.0 Ports (Rear), 2 - HDMI Ports (Rear), 1 - VGA Port (Rear), 802.11ac WiFi, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 Port), Bluetooth 5.0, 300W Power Supply, USB Keyboard and Optical Mouse, 17.2 lbs. | 7.8 kg (system unit only), 1 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty with Toll Free Tech Support (DT.BAPAA.031, DT.BDGAA.002). Wireless LAN Standard - IEEE 802.11ac

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, November 2, 2019 10:36 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

What processor comes with this pc?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: November-02-19 4:30 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Wow, what a strange coincidence, I was just now looking at that PC from Amazon, And, I was just about to post about it.

It has loads of USB connections in the front and back. And, a half dozen other connections. Reviews say that it is super quiet.

I wonder if it will be on sale around Thanksgiving.

Regards,

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop


Amazon sells an Aser Aspire PC885 desktop with 12 gb of RAM, 512 SSD and Windows 10 Home for about $500, which is a pretty good deal for a desktop with such a large SSD.


Gerald



On 11/1/2019 6:02 PM, James Bentley wrote:
I would hold out for an SSD. A 512GB if you have the cash. Especially if that 1TB is only a 5400 RPM drive which most will be.

If you are doing image backups or half a dozen other resource intensive task, maybe transferring a large file while you half 10 Chrome tabs open all at the same time. I think you will be happier over the long run with more computing power.

Do you ever want to be able to do several things all at one time while you are also running a virus scan? A 512GB SSD and 12GB ram and at least an I5 quad core processor.is the only way to go if the cash flow is sufficient. Even if you need to wait until your finances are sufficient.

$800.00, sounds a bit high for that Acer unless it comes with accessories. Isn't there a Black Friday coming up in just a few weeks. I bet Amazon will be kicking butt with totally major sales.

But, Gene really is right, There definitely is no right or wrong answer to this situation. It's just what you personally think you need or what you prefer.

Some people might use the money that they saved on a new high dollar computer and buy another really nice toy. Or, set it aside for retirement.

Congratulations! It sounds like you are taking your time and thinking seriously about making a right decision on this new PC.

Cheers,

James B


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new
desktop

James, I just found an Acer machine with 12 gb of ram and a 1 tb
mechanical drive for about $800. I'll have to compare this to
comparable Dell machines.




On 11/1/2019 2:15 PM, James Bentley wrote:
All in ones and especially laptops are difficult and expensive to repair. If you are computer savvy or, you have a friend who is, a desktop can save you lots of cash in the long run.

Dell makes very decent PC's but they are rather expensive. Acer makes budget models that cost considerably less.

Good luck on making a good decision and getting your new PC soon.

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new
desktop

Hi James, you bring up an interesting point. While doing my research,
I was also looking into all in one machines but I'm not entirely sure
I would invest in one at this point. I would prefer to get a pc that
would allow me to update components down the road if I felt it was necessary.
I've read that upgrading or repairing an all in one is tricky so I'd
rather make an informed choice before I buy anything.



On 11/1/2019 1:52 PM, James Bentley wrote:
Hello Mary,

I could not agree with Chris more. An SSD makes a major difference in bootup time, opening programs, and intensive computing like virus scanning and file transfers.

The second drive may not be critical but they are convenient for storing audio, video, photos, etc. If you are on a budget, it is not too difficult to add a second drive to a desktop later when you have the money.

Regards,

James B

.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
chris judge
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new
desktop

Hi Mary. I recently purchased a dell XPS 8930. It has a sshd as the c drive for the operating system and programs, and a mechanical hard drive for data. I love the sshd, it makes things much faster. You will notice a huge difference regarding start up times, programs opening, etc. I don't think you will be disappointed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Mary Smith
Sent: November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.























Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Monte Single
 

What processor comes with this pc?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: November-02-19 4:30 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Wow, what a strange coincidence, I was just now looking at that PC from Amazon, And, I was just about to post about it.

It has loads of USB connections in the front and back. And, a half dozen other connections. Reviews say that it is super quiet.

I wonder if it will be on sale around Thanksgiving.

Regards,

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop


Amazon sells an Aser Aspire PC885 desktop with 12 gb of RAM, 512 SSD and Windows 10 Home for about $500, which is a pretty good deal for a desktop with such a large SSD.


Gerald



On 11/1/2019 6:02 PM, James Bentley wrote:
I would hold out for an SSD. A 512GB if you have the cash. Especially if that 1TB is only a 5400 RPM drive which most will be.

If you are doing image backups or half a dozen other resource intensive task, maybe transferring a large file while you half 10 Chrome tabs open all at the same time. I think you will be happier over the long run with more computing power.

Do you ever want to be able to do several things all at one time while you are also running a virus scan? A 512GB SSD and 12GB ram and at least an I5 quad core processor.is the only way to go if the cash flow is sufficient. Even if you need to wait until your finances are sufficient.

$800.00, sounds a bit high for that Acer unless it comes with accessories. Isn't there a Black Friday coming up in just a few weeks. I bet Amazon will be kicking butt with totally major sales.

But, Gene really is right, There definitely is no right or wrong answer to this situation. It's just what you personally think you need or what you prefer.

Some people might use the money that they saved on a new high dollar computer and buy another really nice toy. Or, set it aside for retirement.

Congratulations! It sounds like you are taking your time and thinking seriously about making a right decision on this new PC.

Cheers,

James B


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new
desktop

James, I just found an Acer machine with 12 gb of ram and a 1 tb
mechanical drive for about $800. I'll have to compare this to
comparable Dell machines.




On 11/1/2019 2:15 PM, James Bentley wrote:
All in ones and especially laptops are difficult and expensive to repair. If you are computer savvy or, you have a friend who is, a desktop can save you lots of cash in the long run.

Dell makes very decent PC's but they are rather expensive. Acer makes budget models that cost considerably less.

Good luck on making a good decision and getting your new PC soon.

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new
desktop

Hi James, you bring up an interesting point. While doing my research,
I was also looking into all in one machines but I'm not entirely sure
I would invest in one at this point. I would prefer to get a pc that
would allow me to update components down the road if I felt it was necessary.
I've read that upgrading or repairing an all in one is tricky so I'd
rather make an informed choice before I buy anything.



On 11/1/2019 1:52 PM, James Bentley wrote:
Hello Mary,

I could not agree with Chris more. An SSD makes a major difference in bootup time, opening programs, and intensive computing like virus scanning and file transfers.

The second drive may not be critical but they are convenient for storing audio, video, photos, etc. If you are on a budget, it is not too difficult to add a second drive to a desktop later when you have the money.

Regards,

James B

.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
chris judge
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new
desktop

Hi Mary. I recently purchased a dell XPS 8930. It has a sshd as the c drive for the operating system and programs, and a mechanical hard drive for data. I love the sshd, it makes things much faster. You will notice a huge difference regarding start up times, programs opening, etc. I don't think you will be disappointed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Mary Smith
Sent: November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.























Re: how do you put sounds on the computer?

James Bentley
 

Hello,

I believe that this sound will need to be in .wav format.

Go in to your run menu by typing alt+r and type the word:
media
then, hit enter.

Arrow around inside there but all of your Window media sounds are in there. You can just paste your own .wav file in there. The next time that you go to Windows sounds, you will see your own file just waiting for you to assign it to your recycle bin or wherever you want it.

Cheers,

James Bentley

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of angelsonsAna
Sent: Saturday, November 2, 2019 6:12 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how do you put sounds on the computer?

Hello there, I have an old sound that I saved and I wanted to save it
for my recycle been I wonder how I would put it on my windows ten
computer? I would love it if someone could help. Thanks so much.

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Please come and join us at angelsonges@groups.io


carbohydrate gram counter app?

Kay Malmquist
 

Hi all,
Does anyone here know of an accessible carbohydrate gram counting app?  I have an old Braille Dr. Atkins 2 volume book that is a pretty good reference, but I'd rather have an app on the iPhone if at all possible.  Any thoughts?  Thanks much.
 
Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
Switch your mentality from "I'm broken and helpless," to "I'm growing and healing," and watch how fast your life changes, for the better.
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Re: how do you put sounds on the computer?

Steve Matzura
 

I don't even understand what it is you are asking. What do you mean by "save it for my Recycle Bin?" The Recycle Bin isn't something you save things for. It's what you put things into to make them go away all at once. The only possibility of which I can think that would answer your question is, are you asking about the sound Windows makes when the Recycle Bin is emptied? If so, that I can answer.


1. Open Settings (Windows Key plus I).

2. In the edit field, type theme and press Down Arrow until you find "Themes and Related Settings," then press ENTER.

3. Tab through the dialog until you find "Sounds Windows Default" and activate the control.

4. Tab through the dialog until you find the list of sound themes. Most people only have two--no sound, and Windows Default. Let's assume you have this configuration, so use your vertical arrow keys to select Windows Default and press TAB.

5. You are now in a tree view that displays all the events in Windows 10 to which a sound can be assigned. Choose the one for which you want to assign your own special sound and press TAB twice. The reason you have to press TAB twice is because the first tab will always land on a checkbox to tell Windows whether you want to hear a startup sound. The second tab is the name of the file in WAV format that is the sound you want to hear when your chosen event takes place.

6. If you can't find a sound in the list of available sounds, you can add your own. The next tab in this dialog is to a Browse button, which opens a standard File Explorer dialog to let you navigate to and choose the file you want to use for the chosen event. After you do this, the newly added sound file will appear in the list of available sounds discussed earlier. Just remember that if you take your special sound file away from wherever you told Windows to find it, not only will that sound not play the next time the particular event occurs, but you may get an error telling you that Windows can't find the file in question. I've never tried this, but this would be a logical behavior to expect from Windows.


Tip: You can place your WAV-format sound file(s) in C:\Windows\Media, making choosing a file a little easier/more convenient.


7. You can preview a sound for any event by tabbing to and activating the "Test" button.

8. When you're finished asigning sound files to events, you can tab to and activate the "Apply" button, then the OK button, or you can back-TAB to the "Save As" button and save your modified sound theme under a different name. To make your new sound theme the active sound theme, tab to the list of available themes, find yours, then tab to and activate the "OK" button to complete the process and close the dialog.


Hope this helps.

On 11/2/2019 7:12 AM, angelsonsAna wrote:
Hello there, I have an old sound that I saved and I wanted to save it for my recycle been I wonder how I would put it on my windows ten computer? I would love it if someone could help. Thanks so much.


Re: A puzzling Alexa observation

chris judge
 

I don’t think you can link a free spotify account with alexa. I could be mistaken but that is what I recall.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: November 1, 2019 10:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A puzzling Alexa observation

 

There is a free version.  I don't think you can use it with Spotify, but those who know more may be able to give a definite answer.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Friday, November 01, 2019 8:28 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A puzzling Alexa observation

 

I am paying $10.59 a month for Spotify.  I believe that there is
a free version.

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