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Re: question about survey site

Gerald Levy
 

Most of these online survey sites are probably just scams designed to get your personal information.  I don't know anyone who has ever earned a dime participating in these so-called surveys.  It is best to avoid them.


Gerald

On 3/29/2020 9:20 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Shelly,

I tried one of these sites way back in the windows 95 days in the late 1990's.  I got the same result.  You were supposed to make two dollars for every survey you responded to.  It's so long ago, I can't even remember what it was called. I did a few surveys and never got any response and a few months later, the site shut down.

I am not saying that all such sites are bad, but I would bet there's a lot of scams of that nature out there.


On 3/29/2020 5:21 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Group:


I joined Opinion Outpost to try and make a little extra cash by answering market research questions.  I know it doesn't pay very much but any little bit will help.  Since I joined the site, I have gotten some surveys which I have done but what happens before the survey even comes up is that you have to answer questions to see if you even qualify.  They will also tell you after you answered all of the qualifying questions that they have enough surveys and you don't need to do it.  It just seems pointless to have all of these before survey questions.  Have any of you ever experienced this?  I'm trying to get points and I can't even get there because they either have enough or I don't qualify for that particular survey.  Just checking to see if any of you have experienced this.  Thanks!

Shelly





Re: talking radio?

Fanus
 

Hello Steven
Ok, below is a dropbox link. I do not know how long it will be there but I hope everyone will get it downloaded. Just press enter on the link and the file should download and if not, copy it to your internet browser.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/a84fnhrtknjicb0/Sangean_Accessible_AM_FM_Radio_for_blind_or_low_vision.mp3?dl=1

Regards
Fanus

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steven Johnson
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 4:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking radio?

Could I have it too please? I want to get this radio for a friend who is really lonesome from having to stay at home due to COVID 19 orders, but I want to hear it do its thing first.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Fanus
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking radio?

Hello Billy
I am not sure where I got the .mp3 file but if you email me off list at buys.fanus@gmail.com I can attach it for you. I am sure David would not mind.
Regards
Fanus


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Billy Inglis
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 5:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking radio?

hi Fanus, thanks for the info, but do you happen to have a link for the review?.

On 28/03/2020 08:09, Fanus wrote:
Sorry, it is Sangean PR-D17. I got it from Amazon. It is quite expensive but there ws a special when I bought mine. David Woodbridge from Vision Australia did a very good review.
Regards
Fanus


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Billy Inglis
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:29 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] talking radio?

hi guys, Looking for a talking radio from Amazon if possible.






New Mailing List to Provide Assistance to Users of Zoom

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Hello. So many of us are spending more time in our homes. Some of us may be working from home while others, though they may not currently be employed, are using their technology even more. So many individuals and organizations are hosting conferences using the Zoom Cloud Meetings platform. Many people are receiving invitations to these conferences and are finding themselves using Zoom for the first time. While Zoom is very accessible with screen readers there's still a lot to learn and many of us have questions that we would like answers to. 

To that end I have created a mailing list for people to ask questions and to provide support on how to use the Zoom program. 

I currently have just two rules that I'd like all users to follow. 

1. All messages should be relevant to Zoom. This can include Zoom on Windows, Mac, iOS or Android. 

2. Harassment or rudeness of any kind will not be tolerated. 

To join the group, send an email to 

zoom-users+subscribe@groups.io

To send a message to the group the email address to use is 

zoom-users@groups.io


Happy Zooming! 

-- 
David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org


Re: question about survey site

Shelly Kane
 

Thanks for letting me know.  I got this from a job listing on line.  I'm getting aggravated because when I go to take a survey they have all of these preliminary questions to see if you qualify.  I think it's a waste of time.  I wish they would be honest before you sign up.

Shelly

On 3/29/2020 7:20 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Shelly,

I tried one of these sites way back in the windows 95 days in the late 1990's.  I got the same result.  You were supposed to make two dollars for every survey you responded to.  It's so long ago, I can't even remember what it was called. I did a few surveys and never got any response and a few months later, the site shut down.

I am not saying that all such sites are bad, but I would bet there's a lot of scams of that nature out there.


On 3/29/2020 5:21 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Group:


I joined Opinion Outpost to try and make a little extra cash by answering market research questions.  I know it doesn't pay very much but any little bit will help.  Since I joined the site, I have gotten some surveys which I have done but what happens before the survey even comes up is that you have to answer questions to see if you even qualify.  They will also tell you after you answered all of the qualifying questions that they have enough surveys and you don't need to do it.  It just seems pointless to have all of these before survey questions.  Have any of you ever experienced this?  I'm trying to get points and I can't even get there because they either have enough or I don't qualify for that particular survey.  Just checking to see if any of you have experienced this.  Thanks!

Shelly





Re: HtmlAsText program question

Smiling?
 

By using what is called the wildcard by essentially copying the html command and changing it to *.txt instead.

 

C:\files\*.txt

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 4:44
To: tech talk for the blind <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] HtmlAsText program question

 

Hi, was told the program HtmlAsText would convert HTML files to text files, which it does, individually.

 

The following line is from the read-me file, and I cannot get the program to covert multiple files at once, (aka batch converting):

 

* You can convert multiple HTML files in the same folder at once, by

using wildcard. (e.g.:

c:\files\*.html)

 

 

Anyone use this program and if so, what setting do I adjust to allow the conversion of multiple .htlm files into .txt format?

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

Keith


Re: Wifi problem

Smiling?
 

Try just using the search feature using your Windows key and simply typing wifi and it should bring up wifi in settings which it sounds where you were trying to go if you are using Windows10.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen West
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:47
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Wifi problem

Hi All,

Recently, we started working from home and assisting our clients over the phone. Yesterday, I was asked to help someone connect to the Internet. This has always been a piece of cake until yesterday. I had her go to Settings, then Network and Internet. I have always found Wifi to be right after Status. On her computer both Wifi and Airplane mode are missing from the list.

If anyone has seen this before and found a work around, can you help us.

Thanks

Allen


Re: WINDOWS10 INSTALLATION TOOLKIT: A QUESTION

Smiling?
 

Yes, it should work just fine and if not, copy it to the drive from the
flash drive. But trying it first is the way to truly see. Feel free to let
us know the outcome.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 16:29
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] WINDOWS10 INSTALLATION TOOLKIT: A QUESTION

Hi Everyone:

Here's a question I could not answer succinctly:

It's an Asus laptop running Windows8.1; owner wishes to UPGRADE IT to
Windows10 using the Windows10 Microsoft Toolkit. Can this Toolkit be copied
to a flash drive from, say a Windows7 computer and then used to perform the
upgrade on the aforementioned laptop?

Not sure I was clear enough, but that's why I'm running back to my LOCKDOWN
DESK to wait to be straightened out. I'm trying to help someone else, so
thanks a ton for all help!!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: firefox

Gene
 

I’ll send you an invitation tomorrow, if you haven’t gotten one.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:07 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] firefox
 
hi group
a while back, the group moderaters posted some important info regarding accessible programs etc
i took the opportunity to download firefox, also on the list, i was told to ask for an invitation to install capture challenge software with firefox
here am i, asking for the invite
 
thanks
 


Re: question about survey site

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Shelly,

I tried one of these sites way back in the windows 95 days in the late 1990's.  I got the same result.  You were supposed to make two dollars for every survey you responded to.  It's so long ago, I can't even remember what it was called. I did a few surveys and never got any response and a few months later, the site shut down.

I am not saying that all such sites are bad, but I would bet there's a lot of scams of that nature out there.

On 3/29/2020 5:21 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Group:


I joined Opinion Outpost to try and make a little extra cash by answering market research questions.  I know it doesn't pay very much but any little bit will help.  Since I joined the site, I have gotten some surveys which I have done but what happens before the survey even comes up is that you have to answer questions to see if you even qualify.  They will also tell you after you answered all of the qualifying questions that they have enough surveys and you don't need to do it.  It just seems pointless to have all of these before survey questions.  Have any of you ever experienced this?  I'm trying to get points and I can't even get there because they either have enough or I don't qualify for that particular survey.  Just checking to see if any of you have experienced this.  Thanks!

Shelly



--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Another sorce for audio books

Karim Lakhani
 

Having no sports in my life, this gives me  time to check out these other options.

thanks.


WINDOWS10 INSTALLATION TOOLKIT: A QUESTION

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Hi Everyone:

Here's a question I could not answer succinctly:

It's an Asus laptop running Windows8.1; owner wishes to UPGRADE IT to
Windows10 using the Windows10 Microsoft Toolkit. Can this Toolkit be copied
to a flash drive from, say a Windows7 computer and then used to perform the
upgrade on the aforementioned laptop?

Not sure I was clear enough, but that's why I'm running back to my LOCKDOWN
DESK to wait to be straightened out. I'm trying to help someone else, so
thanks a ton for all help!!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Another sorce for audio books

Gene
 

The link wasn't written correctly. There is no space between audio
and vault. Also, no prefix was given. The link is:
www.audiovault.net.

Gene

On 3/29/20, Ashley Breger via Groups.Io <ashbreger=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Personally I like audio vault.net. This is a website that offers movies with
only the audio and it will provide descriptive narration.


Ashley Breger

On Mar 29, 2020, at 3:20 PM, Leo Bado <leobado1982@gmail.com> wrote:


Not mentioning that audible regularly offers a wide range of audiobooks on
sale, and very often subscribers can purchase up to three credits for a
very reasonable amount of money.





Best,
Leo
On 3/29/2020 9:43 AM, Sharon Hooley wrote:
I took a look at Chirpbooks, and noticed how it works, and does not have
a subscription fee. But my question is, do then have the same books
that other services like Audible? I understand there are deep deals now,
but once it's over, I recommend subscribing to Audible because that gives
you credits for many books that would otherwise cost a lot more. I have
a Gold membership, in which I pay around $15 a month each. For example,
I could have bought The Word of Promise for around $65 from another
website, but was able to download it with the monthly credit, which I
pay only around that monthly $15. I believe you can save even more if
you pay over $100 per year, you might get unlimited access, if not more
credits. And I think that a lot of the books and magazines are not
available on baard or Bookshare.

Hth,

Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids? Visit
www.CochlearAmericas.com

On Mar 27, 2020, at 12:14 PM, Loy <loyrg2845@gmail.com> wrote:


I just discovered a source for audio books that I had never heard off
before. With all the shelter in place I thought others might need a
source for more books. It is chirp.com They offer audio books at a big
discount. I just purchased a book retail $24.95 for $1.99.



Re: Another sorce for audio books

 

Personally I like audio vault.net. This is a website that offers movies with only the audio and it will provide descriptive narration.


Ashley Breger

On Mar 29, 2020, at 3:20 PM, Leo Bado <leobado1982@...> wrote:



Not mentioning that audible regularly offers a wide range of audiobooks on sale, and very often subscribers can purchase up to three credits for a very reasonable amount of money.



Best,
   Leo
On 3/29/2020 9:43 AM, Sharon Hooley wrote:
I took a look at Chirpbooks, and noticed how it works, and does not have a  subscription fee.  But my question is, do then have the same books that other services like Audible?  I understand there are deep deals now, but once it's over, I recommend subscribing to Audible because that gives you credits for many books that would otherwise cost a lot more.  I have a Gold membership, in which I pay around $15 a month  each.  For example, I could have bought The Word of Promise for around $65 from another website, but was able to download it with  the monthly credit, which I pay only around that monthly $15.  I believe you can save even more if you pay over $100 per year,  you might get unlimited access, if not more credits.  And I think that a lot of the books and magazines are not available on baard or Bookshare.

Hth,  

Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids?  Visit

On Mar 27, 2020, at 12:14 PM, Loy <loyrg2845@...> wrote:



I just discovered a source for audio books that I had never heard off before. With all the shelter in place I thought others might need a source for more books. It is chirp.com  They offer audio books at a big discount. I just purchased a book retail $24.95 for $1.99.


Re: Another sorce for audio books

Leo Bado
 

Not mentioning that audible regularly offers a wide range of audiobooks on sale, and very often subscribers can purchase up to three credits for a very reasonable amount of money.



Best,
   Leo
On 3/29/2020 9:43 AM, Sharon Hooley wrote:

I took a look at Chirpbooks, and noticed how it works, and does not have a  subscription fee.  But my question is, do then have the same books that other services like Audible?  I understand there are deep deals now, but once it's over, I recommend subscribing to Audible because that gives you credits for many books that would otherwise cost a lot more.  I have a Gold membership, in which I pay around $15 a month  each.  For example, I could have bought The Word of Promise for around $65 from another website, but was able to download it with  the monthly credit, which I pay only around that monthly $15.  I believe you can save even more if you pay over $100 per year,  you might get unlimited access, if not more credits.  And I think that a lot of the books and magazines are not available on baard or Bookshare.

Hth,  

Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids?  Visit

On Mar 27, 2020, at 12:14 PM, Loy <loyrg2845@...> wrote:



I just discovered a source for audio books that I had never heard off before. With all the shelter in place I thought others might need a source for more books. It is chirp.com  They offer audio books at a big discount. I just purchased a book retail $24.95 for $1.99.


question about survey site

Shelly Kane
 

Hi Group:


I joined Opinion Outpost to try and make a little extra cash by answering market research questions.  I know it doesn't pay very much but any little bit will help.  Since I joined the site, I have gotten some surveys which I have done but what happens before the survey even comes up is that you have to answer questions to see if you even qualify.  They will also tell you after you answered all of the qualifying questions that they have enough surveys and you don't need to do it.  It just seems pointless to have all of these before survey questions.  Have any of you ever experienced this?  I'm trying to get points and I can't even get there because they either have enough or I don't qualify for that particular survey.  Just checking to see if any of you have experienced this.  Thanks!

Shelly


Re: Using Radio Recording Apps, and Streaming

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Sharon, if the signal is lost due to poor connectivity, there's no way for
the said radio app to record anything. There will be quite a bit of
silence!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Annoying Popup Dialogs in Chrome

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Captain Rob, are you reading the article on your Android toy or on your
computer?

If you're reading on your Android toy, you can have GoogleAssistant read the
article to you directly and it will SKIP all those ads. When you launch the
article, just say the words: "READ THIS PAGE" and, within a few seconds,
after a chyme and reconfirmation of the title of what you want read, it will
begin reading the article from beginning to end. Now, the ReadOut feature
of GoogleAssistant DOES NOT work with all browsers; however, it will work
with Chrome; other browsers it works on include Brave, Kiwi, and Epic.
These are the ones I have tested and the rendition was flawless with each
one.

As for the computer side, I'll let the experts TAKE THINGS OVER from me
here. Chrome HASN'T BEEN MY FRIEND on my computer an I should POSE A
TRILLION QUESTIONS sometime soon so I can get help from the house.

Ok boss, stay safe and let's keep chugging along together as we learn to
MAKE OUR TOYS comply with our directives, God bless!!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


firefox

Kerryn Gunness <k_gunness@...>
 

hi group
a while back, the group moderaters posted some important info regarding accessible programs etc
i took the opportunity to download firefox, also on the list, i was told to ask for an invitation to install capture challenge software with firefox
here am i, asking for the invite
 
thanks
 


Re: help with vip talking latest version

Mike B.
 

Hi Rex,
 
Have you gotten the file?  Just checking before I delete it from my DB account.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I didn't stop shaking hands because of, COVID-19, I stopped because noone can buy toilet paper!
But, good news!  Due to the hording of toilet paper the LA Times is temporarily changing it's name to:  The Daily Wipe!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:32 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] help with vip talking latest version

I have the latest model of the VIP talking thermostat.  When I press the report button I get the message “your system has run the recommended number of hours call your service provider”.  With the older model there was a way to turn off this alert.  Could someone send me a copy of the manual or help me with turning this alert off?

 

Thanks for any help.

 

rexwisdom@...

 

 

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

 

 


Re: HP preinstalled software question

Brian Zolo
 

You’re most welcome, Keith!  Let me know what you hear back from your wife’s cousin and I’m ready to assist you any way we can.  During the day, you can reach me at work at 614-692-7124.  After 4 P.M. you can reach me on my cell phone at 614-271-1695.  My e-mail address at work is brian.c.zolo.civ@....  Look forward to hearing from you soon, have a great day and a great week1  BZ!   

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:24 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] HP preinstalled software question

 

    Thanks.  Have added you to my address book.   Have sent a info request to my wife's cousin and am awaiting his response.  Will be in touch hopefully shortly.

 

Thanks

 

Keith

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

From: Brian Zolo

Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 9:56 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] HP preinstalled software question

 

Hey there, Keith, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio, feel free to call me B Z, grin!  I’ll be glad to assist you if you’d like as I own an hp zbook z17 and I run it on windows 7 but use windows ten at work and certainly would be glad to assist you to see if we can get this thing running much faster for you.  My e-mail address is brianzolo@... and there certainly have been some good suggestions made on the list.  We’ll be happy to walk you through working with msconfig, etc.  Let me know if I can be of further assistance, hey windows ten can be challenging but it’s worth the time and trouble to learn, grin!  Have a great day!  BZ!    

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] HP preinstalled software question

 

I received the computer some 2 years ago for christmas.  I installed jaws as window eyes was purchased by jaws.

 

the computer  first had windows 7 or 8 on it, not sure which one.  Microsoft was offering the free upgrade to windows 10 due to them announcing that windows xp would no longer be supported.

 

My wife's cousin, wwho is a jack of all trades (including fixing his own computer when his wife and children install programs that cause issues on his system) upgraded the computer foor me to windows 10.

 

The computer is extremely slow, if I  select to open notepad, the CPU starts working overtime, the internal fan is audible, and the system slows to a crawl.

 

The computer has 8 gigs of ram on board from the factory, and due to the fact that I am moving from windows  xp and window eyes to windows 10 and jaws, I am dealing with a double learning curve.   I assumed that the jaws and windows  10 just did this (slow systems down so much that I can go to the bathroom or make myself a pot of coffee while I wait for a program to open.

 

Not to mention that when trying  to load a webpage on firefox, I can literally be waiting for 5 minutes before the page actually loads.

 

The computer came direct  from a warehouse my wife's company has for "gift point" purchases and had not been tampered with or what not since they recieved it from HP.

 

Shrug.

 

I know I just need to purchase tutorials for windows 10 and jaws and just suck it up, but the money is not there and has not been due to we being one of the lower 20% in the income pbracket here in the USA.

 

Keith

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

From: Gene

Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 6:34 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] HP preinstalled software question

 

I'm not at all clear about the sequence of events.  Did you just get
this computer?  If not, have you had it since it was new and did these
problems just begin?  At this point, no one can address the question
of what might be causing these problems properly because we know
nothing about if you had the machine and it worked properly and these
problems just started or the previous history of the machine, such as
if you got it refurbished or from an owner.

Gene

On 3/29/20, Keith S <ks.steinbach03@...> wrote:
> the computer is over 2 years old.
>
> Keith
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Gene
>   To: main@techtalk.groups.io
>   Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 5:41 PM
>   Subject: Re: [TechTalk] HP preinstalled software question
>
>
>   But if this is a new machine, why bother?  Will installing a clean
>   version of Windows void the warranty and the return policy?  If a new
>   machine has something obviously wrong with it, I wouldn't try to
>   repair or correct the problem.  You wouldn't do so with products in
>   general.  Why not just return it for something else?  Manufactured
>   computers shouldn't have any such problems.  The description, taking
>   five minutes to load a web page is completely outside of any expected
>   bahavior.
>
>   Gene
>
>   On 3/28/20, Rob Hudson <rob_hudson_3182@...> wrote:
>   > Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
>   >> Preinstalled software wouldn't cause this problem.  If it did, the
>   >> company would be bankrupt unless it did something about it.
>   >
>   > To add to this, it certainly isn't helping you, either.  Go ahead and
> remove
>   > it.
>   > There are all kinds of packages preinstalled on these things that you
> don't
>   > really need, like McAfee and background maintenance services, and photo
>   > packages. If at all possible I suggest doing a fresh, clean install of
> w10
>   > from a Microsoft provided iso. Wipe everything and start clean. That's
> what
>   > I did with my new Dell a couple of weeks ago.
>   >
>   >
>   >
>   >
>
>
>
>
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