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Re: New Laptop

Gene
 

I should have said that if you buy a top of the line machine, it is out of date, technically six months from then. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2019 8:09 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Laptop

If you spend money fopr a top of the line machine, it is out of date, by a technical definition because something new and faster is out.  Most people don't people aren't going to be affected by whether a processor is a little slower por not.  they are not gamers, they don't run programs that require the kind of speed where a processor that is somewhat slower than the fastest in the moderate price range matters, and they might want to save one-hundred or more dollars even if money isn't particularly tight.  Many people spend more money than they need to be3cause they don't know how to determine what they need based on their use and how they anticipate using their computer in future.  Many people have computers that are years old, five or older, and they are perfectly happy with thir technically out of date machines that are plenty fast for them.  and if they really do want more speed, they would get a lot more speed by getting an SSD and maybe, though not at all necessarily, by adding more memory.  Word processing, e-mail, browssing, streaming, such uses don't require gaming or near gaming speed processors.
 
Gene
----- Original M3essage -----
Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2019 5:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Laptop

I was extremely clear in my message. The processors on the provided model are out of date, and unles they have major financial troubles, most people will want an up-to-date processor on their devices. Otherwise the machine is practically aged even before you open the box. An older processor machine will likely need to be replaced sooner as it is behind the times, and might not be able to handdle applications earlier than a more current machine.
On 11/25/2019 8:56 AM, Gene wrote:
If the typical buyer wants to spend more money to future proof something they will probably find satisfactory for years, until they want to replace the computer because of age or newer features, that's their choice, but most users don't need to worry when they buy a reasonably fast computer now unless they dramatically change how they use computers.
 
Also, in your last message, you said you weren't most users.  I didn't say nor imply that you are.  But saying something is out of date with no explanation may lead some or many people to think that it isn't something they should consider when they might very well find it very satisfactory.
 
I'm saying that such commments about outdatedness and future proofing should be put in context.  Not doing so may cause many people to think or wonder if they should spend more, perhaps a lot more, money than they need to.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Laptop

It isn't slow. But buyers might want a current model of processor to future proof it. This likely isn't an issue though, as Acer probably updated this line with iether a ninth or 10th gen processor choice.
On 11/24/2019 3:03 PM, James Bentley wrote:

Unless the buyer needs a gaming laptop or is editing a lot of videos, I can’t believe this laptop is too slow.

 

I love the way that I can run a virus scan, play music from Winamp, and have half a dozen Chrome windows open while I have Outlook and HJPad all open.

 

I haven’t used the USB 3.1 yet but I can write a 36 gig image to a drive using moderate compression in about 20 minutes with USB 2, while still going through email in Outlook.

 

James B

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 2:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Laptop

 

Outdated for what or in what way?  Do you mean that it isn't as fast as newer ones?  I would expect that is of no consequence for a user who doesn't use very resource intensive programs, in other words, for the majority of users.

 

A top of the line computer is technically outdated within months of purchase if, for some reason, you need or want the absolutely newest and most powerful technology.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 1:38 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Laptop

 

That is a nice unit, especially  because of the ethernet port  and number pad. The processor is outdated now, but when I replace my five year old laptop next year or so, I want something like this probably, though I would go for an I7 if it was available.

On 11/22/2019 3:10 PM, James Bentley wrote:

Hi Amy,

 

I recently bought an Acer 15.6 inch 4 pound laptop from Amazon.  It is very slim and really feels comfortable to hold in my hands.  It is extremely fast and it has a number pad.  I like it better than any laptop that I have ever owned.  This is my fifth laptop in about 4 years.  Its battery life for me is over 11 hours.  Note, I have my screen resolution turned down pretty low because I do not need to see the screen.  It does not have a DVD reader/burner.  It also does not have an SD card reader.  I have an external DVD reader/burner and an external SSD card reader.  I haven’t needed either in over 2 years.

 

Maybe there will be some sale  prices next week.  I can’t say for sure.  For right now, the price is $509, plus state sales tax with free delivery.

 

Here are a few details along with an Amazon  link.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-i5-8265U-Keyboard-Fingerprint-A515-54-51DJ/dp/B07RF2123Z/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=TTW0G4ET3D313ZV7XE7D

 

Product description

Style: Notebook only

Acer Aspire 5 A515-54-51DJ comes with these high level specs: 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8265U Processor 1.6GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.9GHz (6MB Smart cache), Windows 10 Home, 15.6 Inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS Display, Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8GB DDR4 Memory, 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, True Harmony Technology, Two Built-in Stereo Speakers, Acer Purified.Voice Technology with Two Built-in Microphones, 802.11ac WiFi featuring 2x2 MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port), Bluetooth 4.2, Back-lit Keyboard, Acer Fingerprint Reader supporting Windows Hello, HD Webcam (1280 x 720), 1 - USB 3.1 (Type-C) port (Gen 1 up to 5 Gbps), 2 - USB 3.1 Gen 1 Port (one with Power-off Charging), 1 - USB 2.0 Port, 1 - HDMI Port with HDCP support, Lithium-Ion Battery, Up to 9.5-hours Battery Life, 3.97 lbs. | 1.8 kg (system unit only) (NX.HG5AA.001)

 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Amy Gordon
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2019 1:53 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Laptop

 

Sorry I plan to carry it some but wont be all the time or anything so

not really worried about how light it is but I do want a number pad

definately.  One that has long battery life as possable as well.

Thanks

 

On 11/22/19, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

> You don't need a powerful computer.  But you haven't said anything about

> things like if you want a lighter computer or a heavier one.  are you going

> to carry it around much or don't you plan to carry it enough so size and

> weight matter much.  Do you want a model with a numpad or don't you care

> about that?

> Gene

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: Amy Gordon

> Sent: Friday, November 22, 2019 1:32 PM

> To: TechTalk

> Subject: [TechTalk] New Laptop

> Hi all I currently have a Dell laptop in which I have had trouble with

> ever since I bought it about 5 years ago.  It is getting worse so I

> know there will be sales coming soon.  I currently use Jaws on my

> computer and mostly use it for internet tasks like email, taking

> surveys, facebook etc.  Was wondering what suggestions you have for a

> new laptop as far as specs and best place to buy from?  Thanks

> Amy

>

 

 


Re: Google Chrome strange behaviour

Gene
 

Until you solve the problem, just go to whatever page you wish.  Treat this as though its your home page and leave it as you would leave any other page.  The way Google works, everything that comes up for settings or other customizing comes up as a web page.  Just use book marks or history or manual typing or whatever you want to go to whatever page you want. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Fanus
Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2019 6:22 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Google Chrome strange behaviour

Hello list
All of a sudden when I try to open google Chrome I land on a page with
buttons for "browse as guest" or "add person". When I press enter on guest
it takes me bacck to search and when I enter on "add person" I have to give
my name and tabbing gives all sorts of things like "elephant" etc. What's
this all about. Yesterday Chrome worked fine.
Regards
Fanus
 




Re: New Laptop

Gene
 

If you spend money fopr a top of the line machine, it is out of date, by a technical definition because something new and faster is out.  Most people don't people aren't going to be affected by whether a processor is a little slower por not.  they are not gamers, they don't run programs that require the kind of speed where a processor that is somewhat slower than the fastest in the moderate price range matters, and they might want to save one-hundred or more dollars even if money isn't particularly tight.  Many people spend more money than they need to be3cause they don't know how to determine what they need based on their use and how they anticipate using their computer in future.  Many people have computers that are years old, five or older, and they are perfectly happy with thir technically out of date machines that are plenty fast for them.  and if they really do want more speed, they would get a lot more speed by getting an SSD and maybe, though not at all necessarily, by adding more memory.  Word processing, e-mail, browssing, streaming, such uses don't require gaming or near gaming speed processors.
 
Gene
----- Original M3essage -----

Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2019 5:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Laptop

I was extremely clear in my message. The processors on the provided model are out of date, and unles they have major financial troubles, most people will want an up-to-date processor on their devices. Otherwise the machine is practically aged even before you open the box. An older processor machine will likely need to be replaced sooner as it is behind the times, and might not be able to handdle applications earlier than a more current machine.
On 11/25/2019 8:56 AM, Gene wrote:
If the typical buyer wants to spend more money to future proof something they will probably find satisfactory for years, until they want to replace the computer because of age or newer features, that's their choice, but most users don't need to worry when they buy a reasonably fast computer now unless they dramatically change how they use computers.
 
Also, in your last message, you said you weren't most users.  I didn't say nor imply that you are.  But saying something is out of date with no explanation may lead some or many people to think that it isn't something they should consider when they might very well find it very satisfactory.
 
I'm saying that such commments about outdatedness and future proofing should be put in context.  Not doing so may cause many people to think or wonder if they should spend more, perhaps a lot more, money than they need to.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Laptop

It isn't slow. But buyers might want a current model of processor to future proof it. This likely isn't an issue though, as Acer probably updated this line with iether a ninth or 10th gen processor choice.
On 11/24/2019 3:03 PM, James Bentley wrote:

Unless the buyer needs a gaming laptop or is editing a lot of videos, I can’t believe this laptop is too slow.

 

I love the way that I can run a virus scan, play music from Winamp, and have half a dozen Chrome windows open while I have Outlook and HJPad all open.

 

I haven’t used the USB 3.1 yet but I can write a 36 gig image to a drive using moderate compression in about 20 minutes with USB 2, while still going through email in Outlook.

 

James B

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 2:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Laptop

 

Outdated for what or in what way?  Do you mean that it isn't as fast as newer ones?  I would expect that is of no consequence for a user who doesn't use very resource intensive programs, in other words, for the majority of users.

 

A top of the line computer is technically outdated within months of purchase if, for some reason, you need or want the absolutely newest and most powerful technology.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 1:38 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Laptop

 

That is a nice unit, especially  because of the ethernet port  and number pad. The processor is outdated now, but when I replace my five year old laptop next year or so, I want something like this probably, though I would go for an I7 if it was available.

On 11/22/2019 3:10 PM, James Bentley wrote:

Hi Amy,

 

I recently bought an Acer 15.6 inch 4 pound laptop from Amazon.  It is very slim and really feels comfortable to hold in my hands.  It is extremely fast and it has a number pad.  I like it better than any laptop that I have ever owned.  This is my fifth laptop in about 4 years.  Its battery life for me is over 11 hours.  Note, I have my screen resolution turned down pretty low because I do not need to see the screen.  It does not have a DVD reader/burner.  It also does not have an SD card reader.  I have an external DVD reader/burner and an external SSD card reader.  I haven’t needed either in over 2 years.

 

Maybe there will be some sale  prices next week.  I can’t say for sure.  For right now, the price is $509, plus state sales tax with free delivery.

 

Here are a few details along with an Amazon  link.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-i5-8265U-Keyboard-Fingerprint-A515-54-51DJ/dp/B07RF2123Z/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=TTW0G4ET3D313ZV7XE7D

 

Product description

Style: Notebook only

Acer Aspire 5 A515-54-51DJ comes with these high level specs: 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8265U Processor 1.6GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.9GHz (6MB Smart cache), Windows 10 Home, 15.6 Inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS Display, Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8GB DDR4 Memory, 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, True Harmony Technology, Two Built-in Stereo Speakers, Acer Purified.Voice Technology with Two Built-in Microphones, 802.11ac WiFi featuring 2x2 MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port), Bluetooth 4.2, Back-lit Keyboard, Acer Fingerprint Reader supporting Windows Hello, HD Webcam (1280 x 720), 1 - USB 3.1 (Type-C) port (Gen 1 up to 5 Gbps), 2 - USB 3.1 Gen 1 Port (one with Power-off Charging), 1 - USB 2.0 Port, 1 - HDMI Port with HDCP support, Lithium-Ion Battery, Up to 9.5-hours Battery Life, 3.97 lbs. | 1.8 kg (system unit only) (NX.HG5AA.001)

 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Amy Gordon
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2019 1:53 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Laptop

 

Sorry I plan to carry it some but wont be all the time or anything so

not really worried about how light it is but I do want a number pad

definately.  One that has long battery life as possable as well.

Thanks

 

On 11/22/19, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

> You don't need a powerful computer.  But you haven't said anything about

> things like if you want a lighter computer or a heavier one.  are you going

> to carry it around much or don't you plan to carry it enough so size and

> weight matter much.  Do you want a model with a numpad or don't you care

> about that?

> Gene

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: Amy Gordon

> Sent: Friday, November 22, 2019 1:32 PM

> To: TechTalk

> Subject: [TechTalk] New Laptop

> Hi all I currently have a Dell laptop in which I have had trouble with

> ever since I bought it about 5 years ago.  It is getting worse so I

> know there will be sales coming soon.  I currently use Jaws on my

> computer and mostly use it for internet tasks like email, taking

> surveys, facebook etc.  Was wondering what suggestions you have for a

> new laptop as far as specs and best place to buy from?  Thanks

> Amy

>

 

 


Google Chrome strange behaviour

Fanus
 

Hello list
All of a sudden when I try to open google Chrome I land on a page with
buttons for "browse as guest" or "add person". When I press enter on guest
it takes me bacck to search and when I enter on "add person" I have to give
my name and tabbing gives all sorts of things like "elephant" etc. What's
this all about. Yesterday Chrome worked fine.
Regards
Fanus


Re: New Laptop

enes sarıbaş
 

I was extremely clear in my message. The processors on the provided model are out of date, and unles they have major financial troubles, most people will want an up-to-date processor on their devices. Otherwise the machine is practically aged even before you open the box. An older processor machine will likely need to be replaced sooner as it is behind the times, and might not be able to handdle applications earlier than a more current machine.

On 11/25/2019 8:56 AM, Gene wrote:
If the typical buyer wants to spend more money to future proof something they will probably find satisfactory for years, until they want to replace the computer because of age or newer features, that's their choice, but most users don't need to worry when they buy a reasonably fast computer now unless they dramatically change how they use computers.
 
Also, in your last message, you said you weren't most users.  I didn't say nor imply that you are.  But saying something is out of date with no explanation may lead some or many people to think that it isn't something they should consider when they might very well find it very satisfactory.
 
I'm saying that such commments about outdatedness and future proofing should be put in context.  Not doing so may cause many people to think or wonder if they should spend more, perhaps a lot more, money than they need to.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Laptop

It isn't slow. But buyers might want a current model of processor to future proof it. This likely isn't an issue though, as Acer probably updated this line with iether a ninth or 10th gen processor choice.
On 11/24/2019 3:03 PM, James Bentley wrote:

Unless the buyer needs a gaming laptop or is editing a lot of videos, I can’t believe this laptop is too slow.

 

I love the way that I can run a virus scan, play music from Winamp, and have half a dozen Chrome windows open while I have Outlook and HJPad all open.

 

I haven’t used the USB 3.1 yet but I can write a 36 gig image to a drive using moderate compression in about 20 minutes with USB 2, while still going through email in Outlook.

 

James B

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 2:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Laptop

 

Outdated for what or in what way?  Do you mean that it isn't as fast as newer ones?  I would expect that is of no consequence for a user who doesn't use very resource intensive programs, in other words, for the majority of users.

 

A top of the line computer is technically outdated within months of purchase if, for some reason, you need or want the absolutely newest and most powerful technology.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 1:38 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Laptop

 

That is a nice unit, especially  because of the ethernet port  and number pad. The processor is outdated now, but when I replace my five year old laptop next year or so, I want something like this probably, though I would go for an I7 if it was available.

On 11/22/2019 3:10 PM, James Bentley wrote:

Hi Amy,

 

I recently bought an Acer 15.6 inch 4 pound laptop from Amazon.  It is very slim and really feels comfortable to hold in my hands.  It is extremely fast and it has a number pad.  I like it better than any laptop that I have ever owned.  This is my fifth laptop in about 4 years.  Its battery life for me is over 11 hours.  Note, I have my screen resolution turned down pretty low because I do not need to see the screen.  It does not have a DVD reader/burner.  It also does not have an SD card reader.  I have an external DVD reader/burner and an external SSD card reader.  I haven’t needed either in over 2 years.

 

Maybe there will be some sale  prices next week.  I can’t say for sure.  For right now, the price is $509, plus state sales tax with free delivery.

 

Here are a few details along with an Amazon  link.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-i5-8265U-Keyboard-Fingerprint-A515-54-51DJ/dp/B07RF2123Z/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=TTW0G4ET3D313ZV7XE7D

 

Product description

Style: Notebook only

Acer Aspire 5 A515-54-51DJ comes with these high level specs: 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8265U Processor 1.6GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.9GHz (6MB Smart cache), Windows 10 Home, 15.6 Inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-backlit IPS Display, Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8GB DDR4 Memory, 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, True Harmony Technology, Two Built-in Stereo Speakers, Acer Purified.Voice Technology with Two Built-in Microphones, 802.11ac WiFi featuring 2x2 MU-MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port), Bluetooth 4.2, Back-lit Keyboard, Acer Fingerprint Reader supporting Windows Hello, HD Webcam (1280 x 720), 1 - USB 3.1 (Type-C) port (Gen 1 up to 5 Gbps), 2 - USB 3.1 Gen 1 Port (one with Power-off Charging), 1 - USB 2.0 Port, 1 - HDMI Port with HDCP support, Lithium-Ion Battery, Up to 9.5-hours Battery Life, 3.97 lbs. | 1.8 kg (system unit only) (NX.HG5AA.001)

 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Amy Gordon
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2019 1:53 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Laptop

 

Sorry I plan to carry it some but wont be all the time or anything so

not really worried about how light it is but I do want a number pad

definately.  One that has long battery life as possable as well.

Thanks

 

On 11/22/19, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

> You don't need a powerful computer.  But you haven't said anything about

> things like if you want a lighter computer or a heavier one.  are you going

> to carry it around much or don't you plan to carry it enough so size and

> weight matter much.  Do you want a model with a numpad or don't you care

> about that?

> Gene

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: Amy Gordon

> Sent: Friday, November 22, 2019 1:32 PM

> To: TechTalk

> Subject: [TechTalk] New Laptop

> Hi all I currently have a Dell laptop in which I have had trouble with

> ever since I bought it about 5 years ago.  It is getting worse so I

> know there will be sales coming soon.  I currently use Jaws on my

> computer and mostly use it for internet tasks like email, taking

> surveys, facebook etc.  Was wondering what suggestions you have for a

> new laptop as far as specs and best place to buy from?  Thanks

> Amy

>

 

 


Spectrum Streaming

M.E.N. <magpie.mn@...>
 

Is anyone using the new Spectrum streaming service and if so, does it have any descriptive audio?
Thanks, Marie
 
* SOME THINGS ARE JUST BETTER LEFT UNSAID -- AND I USUALLY REALIZE IT RIGHT AFTER I SAY THEM.


Re: Android on a pc revisited

Jaffar Sidek
 

Hello.  I did actually say i was going to put together a tutorial for installing android on a pc.  However, my research so far has not come up with any ready to use, Talkback android distributions for easy and accessible installation.  The best way for now to install Android on a pc is thrue Genux, an accessible Linux Distro.  Even then you will have to install Genux first, then install Android, and the process can be quite involved.  You could install Android via a virtual machine, but you would still need Sighted help to enable Talkback on your android installation.  I did come across a supposedly talkback Android Distro, but pressing the key combo to enable Talkback did not work at all, so i am assuming that some work still needs to be done on it.  Until a Talkback enabled Android distro is available, Installing Android directly on a pc is not feasible, unless you want to put in that extra mile.  I am trying to put a Talkback android Distro together, but I have not succeeded yet, and even if I did succeed, the Talkback source code currently available on github is very old and not in keeping with the latest release, so Simple and accessible android installation, as in a Narrator enabled windows installation for now is not yet achievable, unless you are acquainted with Linux.  However, my research is still on going, and I will keep you all informed as soon as I have better news. Cheers!

On 11/30/2019 12:49 AM, George McCoy wrote:
I know I have asked this question previously. I ask it again in hopes that new members may have an answer or old members may have run across information I don't have.

I am still seeking a way to run Android on an old pc I have lying around.  I don't want to run an emulator of something in a windows virtual machine.  Does anyone know of a way to run a native Android such as Android x86 with Talkback on a pc?  I have sighted assistance for the installation and setup.

We installed the latest version of Android x86.  We were able to install Talkback from the play store, but we don't get speech

I would be very grateful for any information on this topic.


Many thanks,

George



Android on a pc revisited

George McCoy
 

I know I have asked this question previously. I ask it again in hopes that new members may have an answer or old members may have run across information I don't have.

I am still seeking a way to run Android on an old pc I have lying around.  I don't want to run an emulator of something in a windows virtual machine.  Does anyone know of a way to run a native Android such as Android x86 with Talkback on a pc?  I have sighted assistance for the installation and setup.

We installed the latest version of Android x86.  We were able to install Talkback from the play store, but we don't get speech

I would be very grateful for any information on this topic.


Many thanks,

George


Re: accessible kindle

john s
 

It is Kindle, K i n d l e.

At 10:37 AM 11/29/2019, Monte Single, wrote:
Thanks for this.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Dave
Sent: November-29-19 9:17 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible kindle

Hello,


I do use the App for Kendal PC, and I find it to be a bit Flaky, but still
usable.


As for the Scrolling Speeds, can't help you with that question. I use Scroll
to end, at times, but mostly I read line by line, more because of the nature
of the Books I am reading.


One thing to warn you about, most books I have bought, and I've bought about
25 so far. Most will read fine with the Voice of your Screen Reader.
However, I've bought about 4 or 5 Books that will not use the Screen Reader
voice, but some voice that Kendal uses, which is much less understandable.
It works, and since it is your only voice choice, you will make it work.


You may wish to call the Amazon handicap Desk to see if there is any
Notations added to the Books descriptions on the Amazon Web site to know if
the book will read with the Screen Reader Voice, or with the Kendal voice.


I've been using the Kendal PC for about a year now, and for what it does,
it works. Could it be more Polished, Yes, it could be. Will out be? So
far, that hasn't happened. But, it is Free and it does allow you to have
access to most books.


And others experiences might be better than mine, or worse.


As for a Link to the Download, Sorry, But, you can do to the Amaozon.com web
site and look for Kendal PC, you should find it.


Grumpy Dave








John


Re: Amateur radio as a hobby

Jim Wohlgamuth
 

Hi There Dave!

Yes, I have been an amateur radio operater since 1979 and yes there has been a lot of changes but it is still a great hobby! There are many things to try and probably many more that are waiting to be discovered! So if you want to give it a try I say Go For It! Good Luck and 73

de <KF8LT><wohlggie@...><Jim Wohlgamuth>.    

On 29-Nov-19 09:05, David Mehler wrote:
Hello,

Is anyone here in to amateur radio and with a license? I am
considering getting in to it as a hoby been told having one might help
a few things.

If anyone is please contact m e I've got half-a-bazillion questions.

Thanks.
Dave.




Re: accessible kindle

Monte Single
 

Thanks for this.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Dave
Sent: November-29-19 9:17 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible kindle

Hello,


I do use the App for Kendal PC, and I find it to be a bit Flaky, but still
usable.


As for the Scrolling Speeds, can't help you with that question. I use Scroll
to end, at times, but mostly I read line by line, more because of the nature
of the Books I am reading.


One thing to warn you about, most books I have bought, and I've bought about
25 so far.  Most will read fine with the Voice of your Screen Reader. 
However, I've bought about 4 or 5 Books that will not use the Screen Reader
voice, but some voice that Kendal uses, which is much less understandable. 
It works, and since it is your only voice choice, you will make it work.


You may wish to call the Amazon handicap Desk to see if there is any
Notations added to the Books descriptions on the Amazon Web site to know if
the book will read with the Screen Reader Voice, or with the Kendal voice.


I've been using the Kendal  PC for about a year now, and for what it does,
it works.  Could it be more Polished, Yes, it could be. Will out be?  So
far, that hasn't happened.  But, it is Free and it does allow you to have
access to most books.


And others experiences might be better than mine, or worse.


As for a Link to the Download, Sorry, But, you can do to the Amaozon.com web
site and look for Kendal PC, you should find it.


Grumpy Dave


Re: Amateur radio as a hobby

Joe Giovanelli
 

Hi, Dave and List,

I suspect that you'll get lots of responses to your question.

I have been a ham since 1946, no typo. There are too many aspects of this hobby to hope to mention here. There is one thing which is not technical. It is the fact that it often develops confidence and poise. These are very important for a blind person.

Many of the questions you will have will be answered on the ARRL website:

arrl.org

A questiono ask is to locate the nearest ham club. Joining that club will provide both help and friendship.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY

----- Original Message -----
From: David Mehler <dave.mehler@...>
To: techtalk <techtalk@groups.io>
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019 9:05
Subject: [TechTalk] Amateur radio as a hobby



Hello,

Is anyone here in to amateur radio and with a license? I am
considering getting in to it as a hoby been told having one might help
a few things.

If anyone is please contact m e I've got half-a-bazillion questions.

Thanks.
Dave.



Re: Is there a group for Insulin Pump users?

Norma A. Boge
 

ACB Diabetics in Action
Dee Clayton, President
(515) 848-5007
deeclayton@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Smiling?
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2019 2:36 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there a group for Insulin Pump users?

Don't know of any myself, but here's an email list that may know?

Subscribing:
Blind-diabetics+subscribe@groups.io

To learn more about the blind-diabetics@groups.io group:
https://groups.io/g/blind-diabetics

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:32 PM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] Is there a group for Insulin Pump users?

Hi All,



My friend's whose 'wife' has been filling his Insulin Pump, etc has
started a job that keeps her out of the house for 12 hours a day.
Besides being concerned about the possibility of needing to work with his pump on his own, he was recently advised that he would be losing what little remaining vision he has.


Can anyone share a group or list that will help my friend cope with this new situation? Such as a list for blind users of Insulin Pumps or any other list or group that could possibly help?


Thank you in advance for your kind help in this matter.


Nancy


Re: Amateur radio as a hobby

John Dowling
 

I don't have one, but I'm studying to take my technician test.

On Nov 29, 2019, at 9:05 AM, David Mehler <dave.mehler@...> wrote:

Hello,

Is anyone here in to amateur radio and with a license? I am
considering getting in to it as a hoby been told having one might help
a few things.

If anyone is please contact m e I've got half-a-bazillion questions.

Thanks.
Dave.



Re: accessible kindle

Dave
 

Hello,


I do use the App for Kendal PC, and I find it to be a bit Flaky, but
still usable.


As for the Scrolling Speeds, can't help you with that question. I use
Scroll to end, at times, but mostly I read line by line, more because of
the nature of the Books I am reading.


One thing to warn you about, most books I have bought, and I've bought
about 25 so far.  Most will read fine with the Voice of your Screen
Reader.  However, I've bought about 4 or 5 Books that will not use the
Screen Reader voice, but some voice that Kendal uses, which is much less
understandable.  It works, and since it is your only voice choice, you
will make it work.


You may wish to call the Amazon handicap Desk to see if there is any
Notations added to the Books descriptions on the Amazon Web site to know
if the book will read with the Screen Reader Voice, or with the Kendal
voice.


I've been using the Kendal  PC for about a year now, and for what it
does, it works.  Could it be more Polished, Yes, it could be. Will out
be?  So far, that hasn't happened.  But, it is Free and it does allow
you to have access to most books.


And others experiences might be better than mine, or worse.


As for a Link to the Download, Sorry, But, you can do to the Amaozon.com
web site and look for Kendal PC, you should find it.


Grumpy Dave


Amateur radio as a hobby

David Mehler
 

Hello,

Is anyone here in to amateur radio and with a license? I am
considering getting in to it as a hoby been told having one might help
a few things.

If anyone is please contact m e I've got half-a-bazillion questions.

Thanks.
Dave.


backing up e-mails from thunderbird

A.Mac
 

hi all, how do i back up e-mails from thunderbird please.




--
Thanks for your time in advance.
😎
Later
A.Mac
[all out going mail is scanned by Avira]


Re: anyone heard of netacad.com?

Gene
 

Its probably spam.  If you want to be sure, e-mail whomever it claims it is from, using an address you find by a Google search.  Don't use any links or e-mail addresses in the message.  I see no reason why a school or any such entity would approve you without you contacting them first, and phishing messages are continually more sophisticated.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2019 6:33 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] anyone heard of netacad.com?

Hello,

Has anyone heard of netacad.com? I just got an email indicating Cisco
Networking Academy netacad.com had approved an activation for me, and
if true ok something i'd be interested in.

Several things make me nervous, first I didn't sign up for anything
like this. Second, the email was sent via Php mailer 5.x which ups my
worry factor maybe indicating a phishing atempt. If it is phishing it
is quite sophisticated, as DKIM and spf both passed, the domain
appears valid i.e. one can ping it and you get both a forward as well
as reverse dns, though a ping times out.

Has anyone seen this?

Thanks.
Dave.



Re: best version?

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

They're all accessible.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
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."


anyone heard of netacad.com?

David Mehler
 

Hello,

Has anyone heard of netacad.com? I just got an email indicating Cisco
Networking Academy netacad.com had approved an activation for me, and
if true ok something i'd be interested in.

Several things make me nervous, first I didn't sign up for anything
like this. Second, the email was sent via Php mailer 5.x which ups my
worry factor maybe indicating a phishing atempt. If it is phishing it
is quite sophisticated, as DKIM and spf both passed, the domain
appears valid i.e. one can ping it and you get both a forward as well
as reverse dns, though a ping times out.

Has anyone seen this?

Thanks.
Dave.