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Re: Self cleaning litter boxes

jan howells <gale7978@...>
 

Hi Kay,

This is very common with dogs. It means that they have a vitamin deficiency. If you put a little salt in the cat's food, the dog will not like it. I had a dog that used to pick up her deposits and carry them into the house and drop them inside. This is what I was told to do, and it worked. But I have observed many dogs at the litter boxes doing such. Your dog is not uncommon. Best of luck to you.

Jan


Amazon Prime Video

M.E.N. <magpie.mn@...>
 

Could someone explain how to get descriptive audio on either the PC or the IPhone? I have gone through every setting I can find but no luck.
Marie
 
* SOME THINGS ARE JUST BETTER LEFT UNSAID -- AND I USUALLY REALIZE IT RIGHT AFTER I SAY THEM.


strange problem with Windows 7 documents menu

Vicki W
 

For some reason my Windows 7 documents menu in the view option changed and so did the layout in my documents folder. This just happened this morning.
 
I compared it to my Desktop Windows 7 and the settings are the same except that in the Laptop view menu that changed, the customize this folder disappeared and the arrange by option appeared. This is different than any other view menu anywhere else on the computer.
 
When reading my documents now, even though all of the folders and files are there, it will tell me only 22, or sometimes 21 or sometimes 20 items are showing.
 
How can I get this view menu to show the options that the others do and get the document's folders and files to read the way they did?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Re: Self cleaning litter boxes

chris judge
 

Hi Kay. After reading and responding to your message I took some time to read some reviews on amazon. I’m half tempted to give self cleaning litter boxes another go. It does appear that the recommended crystal litter is somewhat difficult to get. I tried the self cleaning litter box 15 years ago, so it’s quite possible they’ve improved it since then. I currently have three kitties and 2 litter boxes, one in the basement and one in the upstairs hallway. I’d probably get 2 self cleaning litter boxes as my furballs are use to having 2, and they do recommend more than one if you have more than one kittycat.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: November 13, 2019 11:37 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Self cleaning litter boxes

 

Kay, we bought the "littermaid" box, maybe ten or twelve years ago.  I think we paid about $120 for it.  It has some kind of photo sensor that (is supposed to) set the machine in motion about ten minutes after the cat finishes and leaves.  A motor-driven rake goes through the litter and pushes the clumps into a covered recepticle.  The automated part worked for a few months.

We now take advantage of the fact that, when the power turns on, the rake does its thing; so we power it from a timer that turns on and runs the device once-a-day.  So, clumps can build up in there; we have only two cats.

Biggest disadvantage for me is that the litter goes directly into the plastic tray--no tray liner to lift and dispose.  When it's time to clean the box, the mechanism and box are separated and the used litter is dumped and the box washed before new litter is applied.

We have two other plane old boxes into which we place a double liner of plastic trash bags.  Most cleaning times require that we remove and dispose of the inner liner, then replace it and apply litter.  Total washing of the box is not required as often as with the littermaid.

We have no hungry dogs.

Good luck

Howard

On 11/13/2019 9:19 AM, Kay Malmquist wrote:

Well, I hope this would be considered on topic.  It is sort of tech related.  I have three cats.  There are 3 litter boxes around my house.  I have a guide dog that thinks what the cats deposit is for her dining pleasure.  I could put a kid gate in the doorway of the room that she has decided to raid, and it could be up high enough that the cats could come and go as they like, but not the dog, but I really don't want a kid gate in the way of the door way even if it opens like another door.  So, now for the question.  Self-cleaning litter boxes.  I have researched them and just got more confused.  I figure that if it cleans after the cat goes, there will be nothing for her to munch on.  But the problem is, what is the best way to go?  I know they are expensive but I would buy one and see how they like it and then maybe buy more.  Do any of you have any experience with these and what would be the best way to go?  Thanks for any help with this.

 

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: Text messaging question

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Well, yes, no sym card would equal no phone number. You explain it much better than I.

Ann P.

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Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

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


Re: Self cleaning litter boxes

Howard Traxler
 

Kay, we bought the "littermaid" box, maybe ten or twelve years ago.  I think we paid about $120 for it.  It has some kind of photo sensor that (is supposed to) set the machine in motion about ten minutes after the cat finishes and leaves.  A motor-driven rake goes through the litter and pushes the clumps into a covered recepticle.  The automated part worked for a few months.

We now take advantage of the fact that, when the power turns on, the rake does its thing; so we power it from a timer that turns on and runs the device once-a-day.  So, clumps can build up in there; we have only two cats.

Biggest disadvantage for me is that the litter goes directly into the plastic tray--no tray liner to lift and dispose.  When it's time to clean the box, the mechanism and box are separated and the used litter is dumped and the box washed before new litter is applied.

We have two other plane old boxes into which we place a double liner of plastic trash bags.  Most cleaning times require that we remove and dispose of the inner liner, then replace it and apply litter.  Total washing of the box is not required as often as with the littermaid.

We have no hungry dogs.

Good luck

Howard


On 11/13/2019 9:19 AM, Kay Malmquist wrote:
Well, I hope this would be considered on topic.  It is sort of tech related.  I have three cats.  There are 3 litter boxes around my house.  I have a guide dog that thinks what the cats deposit is for her dining pleasure.  I could put a kid gate in the doorway of the room that she has decided to raid, and it could be up high enough that the cats could come and go as they like, but not the dog, but I really don't want a kid gate in the way of the door way even if it opens like another door.  So, now for the question.  Self-cleaning litter boxes.  I have researched them and just got more confused.  I figure that if it cleans after the cat goes, there will be nothing for her to munch on.  But the problem is, what is the best way to go?  I know they are expensive but I would buy one and see how they like it and then maybe buy more.  Do any of you have any experience with these and what would be the best way to go?  Thanks for any help with this.
 
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: Self cleaning litter boxes

chris judge
 

The self cleaning litter box I tried had a cover over the deposit receptacle that dropped closed after the clumps were deposited.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Spitz
Sent: November 13, 2019 11:23 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Self cleaning litter boxes

I used a self-cleaning litter box many years ago. It had a rake that would automatically rake the litter after a cat would visit. It would rake the poop into a plastic bag at the end of the litter box. I don't think that would prevent the dog from eating since it would just collect in the open bag. In fact, it might make it even a little easier to grab the poop since it would be in one area.

On 11/13/19, Kay Malmquist <kay.malmquist@gmail.com> wrote:
Well, I hope this would be considered on topic. It is sort of tech related.

I have three cats. There are 3 litter boxes around my house. I have
a guide dog that thinks what the cats deposit is for her dining
pleasure. I could put a kid gate in the doorway of the room that she
has decided to raid, and it could be up high enough that the cats
could come and go as they

like, but not the dog, but I really don't want a kid gate in the way
of the

door way even if it opens like another door. So, now for the question.
Self-cleaning litter boxes. I have researched them and just got more
confused. I figure that if it cleans after the cat goes, there will
be nothing for her to munch on. But the problem is, what is the best
way to go? I know they are expensive but I would buy one and see how
they like it

and then maybe buy more. Do any of you have any experience with these
and what would be the best way to go? Thanks for any help with this.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@gmail.com
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: Text messaging question

joseph hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

Hello Ann, if you don't have a Sim card that phone you have no phone number. Because that's what the Sim card does it provide you a connection to the company which assigns your phone number.


joseph hudson

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Telephone/what's up messenger

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Emergency cell

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Twitter
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Facebook

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On Nov 13, 2019, at 6:11 AM, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:

Hi all,

What would the sim card have to do with it. The texts are connected with the phone number. The OS of the phone has nothing to do with it either. The Sym card is necessary because it is how you connect to your cell phone service privider. So each phone would need a sym card in order to be used effectively.

Ann P.

Original message:
Hi All,
Can a person with an iPhone, that has NO SIM card, send & receive text messages, to another person who has an Android/Samsung phone, in which the other person Does have a SIM card in their phone?If not, why?
Donna

--
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Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

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Not all those who wander are lost."



Re: Self cleaning litter boxes

chris judge
 

Hi Kay.

 

Years ago I purchased a self cleaning litter box for my 3 kitties. In theory it sounds like a great idea. In reality it’s a waste of money. First. The mechanism travels along a track. There are forks that pick up the clumps and deposit them in a recepticle at the front of the litter box. This mechanism is tripped when kitty leaves the box. Mine worked ok for the first couple of times, then the tracks got full of litter and the mechanism no longer moved and had to be cleaned. Also, the forks got gross and dirty quite quickly and needed to be cleaned. It was a nightmare. I’m surprised they’re still selling them. My advice, if possible, is to put the litter boxes where puppy can’t reach them.

It might work if you had one for each kitty, but that would get pricy.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kay Malmquist
Sent: November 13, 2019 11:19 AM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Self cleaning litter boxes

 

Well, I hope this would be considered on topic.  It is sort of tech related.  I have three cats.  There are 3 litter boxes around my house.  I have a guide dog that thinks what the cats deposit is for her dining pleasure.  I could put a kid gate in the doorway of the room that she has decided to raid, and it could be up high enough that the cats could come and go as they like, but not the dog, but I really don't want a kid gate in the way of the door way even if it opens like another door.  So, now for the question.  Self-cleaning litter boxes.  I have researched them and just got more confused.  I figure that if it cleans after the cat goes, there will be nothing for her to munch on.  But the problem is, what is the best way to go?  I know they are expensive but I would buy one and see how they like it and then maybe buy more.  Do any of you have any experience with these and what would be the best way to go?  Thanks for any help with this.

 

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: Self cleaning litter boxes

Peter Spitz
 

I used a self-cleaning litter box many years ago. It had a rake that
would automatically rake the litter after a cat would visit. It would
rake the poop into a plastic bag at the end of the litter box. I
don't think that would prevent the dog from eating since it would just
collect in the open bag. In fact, it might make it even a little
easier to grab the poop since it would be in one area.

On 11/13/19, Kay Malmquist <kay.malmquist@gmail.com> wrote:
Well, I hope this would be considered on topic. It is sort of tech related.

I have three cats. There are 3 litter boxes around my house. I have a
guide dog that thinks what the cats deposit is for her dining pleasure. I
could put a kid gate in the doorway of the room that she has decided to
raid, and it could be up high enough that the cats could come and go as they

like, but not the dog, but I really don't want a kid gate in the way of the

door way even if it opens like another door. So, now for the question.
Self-cleaning litter boxes. I have researched them and just got more
confused. I figure that if it cleans after the cat goes, there will be
nothing for her to munch on. But the problem is, what is the best way to
go? I know they are expensive but I would buy one and see how they like it

and then maybe buy more. Do any of you have any experience with these and
what would be the best way to go? Thanks for any help with this.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@gmail.com
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





Self cleaning litter boxes

Kay Malmquist
 

Well, I hope this would be considered on topic.  It is sort of tech related.  I have three cats.  There are 3 litter boxes around my house.  I have a guide dog that thinks what the cats deposit is for her dining pleasure.  I could put a kid gate in the doorway of the room that she has decided to raid, and it could be up high enough that the cats could come and go as they like, but not the dog, but I really don't want a kid gate in the way of the door way even if it opens like another door.  So, now for the question.  Self-cleaning litter boxes.  I have researched them and just got more confused.  I figure that if it cleans after the cat goes, there will be nothing for her to munch on.  But the problem is, what is the best way to go?  I know they are expensive but I would buy one and see how they like it and then maybe buy more.  Do any of you have any experience with these and what would be the best way to go?  Thanks for any help with this.
 
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: Fast-forwarding and rewinding tv shows and movies?

jan howells <gale7978@...>
 

Hi Josh,

Can you speak to your fire tv through Alexa and ask her to put on the channels or that tv shows that you would like? Or is there an app to ask Siri to do it. Do you have to connect your apple device to the tv wirelessly?

Jan


Re: Text messaging question

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

What would the sim card have to do with it. The texts are connected with the phone number. The OS of the phone has nothing to do with it either. The Sym card is necessary because it is how you connect to your cell phone service privider. So each phone would need a sym card in order to be used effectively.

Ann P.

Original message:

Hi All,
Can a person with an iPhone, that has NO SIM card, send & receive text messages, to another person who has an Android/Samsung phone, in which the other person Does have a SIM card in their phone?If not, why?
Donna
--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

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


Fast-forwarding and rewinding tv shows and movies?

Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
 

Hi,
With the apple tv, how do I fast-forward and rewind tv shows and movies when I am using the disney plus app? So far the only way I found how to do this, is to ask siri to rewind or fast forward a certain amount of time, or to start from the beginning, and siri will do it. But is there a way to do this using the remote, without asking siri?

Josh


Sent from my iPod


Re: Text messaging question

chris judge
 

As Monte stated, you would need a sym card for that, although you could use
something like what's app to communicate which is similar.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte
Single
Sent: November 12, 2019 11:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Text messaging question

I would think that if you have no sim card, you have no cellular service.
Do you have an account with a carrier?
Do you pay a bill or buy time?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Donna
Sent: November-12-19 9:40 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Text messaging question

Hi All,

Can a person with an iPhone, that has NO SIM card, send & receive text
messages, to another person who has an Android/Samsung phone, in which the
other person Does have a SIM card in their phone?If not, why?

Donna


Re: GMAIL AND I, HMM?

chris judge
 

And it is amazing how accessible the web version is now.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nimer Jaber
Sent: November 12, 2019 7:34 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] GMAIL AND I, HMM?

 

Hello,


I don't have to type in my password every time. Gmail opens up when I go to gmail.com and if I want, I can set it up to be one of my homepages so it opens as soon as I open the browser. I can also adda desktop shortcut to it if I wish, so that it opens when I go to that shortcut on the desktop. I don't know what you mean by ruined the computer. It is pretty difficult to "ruin" a computer so that it can't be used, and even if she did somehow ruin two computers, which I doubt, that has nothing whatsoever to do with why one should or should not use webmail over an email program.

 

Thanks.

 

On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 3:27 PM Pamela Dominguez <pammygirl99@...> wrote:

I just won't do it!  I did it a long time ago when I was at a different
computer other than mine, and I had to get to my email.  But I'm used to an
email program.  My ex-sister-in-law didn't know what I was talking about
when I said I didn't use the web and also have to always put in my password
and all that jazz.  She didn't know what an email program was.  But then,
she is one of those sighted computer users who just points and shoots and
doesn't know really what she is doing.  That was apparent when I bought her
a computer and she did something to ruin it.  They sent her a replacement,
and she ruined that.  I thought I was doing something nice for her, getting
her a Christmas present.  Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] GMAIL AND I, HMM?

I just hate having to do any emailing on the web.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Monday, November 11, 2019 9:31 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] GMAIL AND I, HMM?

Chief Nimer wrote:

"Port is 587. If that doesn't work, try 465. You need to
enable Pop and the allow insecure apps to run both from
Gmail."

Thanks sir.  I did turn on the Less Secure thingie, ran a
test and got the necessary confirmations.  I had created a
GMail folder as the repository for anything GMail.  I would
like for all mails sent to my GMail address go to the GMail
Folder.  This is necessary because I am working and
collaborating on a project and I don't want the E-mail
exchanges getting lost in my current busy InBox!

And yes, POP3's just fine for the time being!  It looks like
I'd have to set up some rule parameters, but an extra
pointer will be graciously appreciated.

I did try reading the E-mails on the web; I do in fact have
my interface set to Basic View; for reasons my foggy brain
can't shake a stick at, Web-based E-mail has never been a
firm terrace and turf for me.  Much thanks!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado











 

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NvdaCon2019

 

Dear NVDA community,
after more than 8 months in which we spent exciting time together to
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The conference will start on November 15th, 2019 at 21:00 UTC with the
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This year’s conference is held for the first time in November. Join us
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This year we will be proud to have Google as well as Firefox on our
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to know how you can attend this conference visit.
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Re: Text messaging question

Monte Single
 

I would think that if you have no sim card, you have no cellular service.
Do you have an account with a carrier?
Do you pay a bill or buy time?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Donna
Sent: November-12-19 9:40 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Text messaging question

Hi All,

Can a person with an iPhone, that has NO SIM card, send & receive text
messages, to another person who has an Android/Samsung phone, in which the
other person Does have a SIM card in their phone?If not, why?

Donna


Re: Text messaging question

joseph hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

Hi Donna, yes they can, but they won't need to download an app such as text now are Google voice to accomplish this. Sense D Device has no sin card.


joseph hudson

Technology support for the blind or better known as Mack, IOS and Windows support

FaceTime, iMessage, and email

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Telephone/what's up messenger

254-300-7667

Emergency cell

254-813-2461

Twitter
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Facebook

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On Nov 12, 2019, at 9:39 PM, Donna <mermaid7@bellsouth.net> wrote:

Hi All,

Can a person with an iPhone, that has NO SIM card, send & receive text messages, to another person who has an Android/Samsung phone, in which the other person Does have a SIM card in their phone?If not, why?

Donna



Text messaging question

Donna
 

Hi All,

Can a person with an iPhone, that has NO SIM card, send & receive text messages, to another person who has an Android/Samsung phone, in which the other person Does have a SIM card in their phone?If not, why?

Donna

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