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Re: Question: Comparing Performance of Modern 8th, 9th or 10th gen I5 vs I7 Intel Chips

Gene
 

I don't know what you are running burt I really don't think your experience is representative.  I am very skeptical that typical computer users would come anywhere near using eight GB of RAM.  This needs to be discussed.  My guess is that by adding 8 more GB of RAM to a machine that already has eight, you may spend one-hundred more dollars, which is a lot of money to spend if you don't need to. 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 10:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question: Comparing Performance of Modern 8th, 9th or 10th gen I5 vs I7 Intel Chips

But the real problem is, will 8gb  be enough for the future? When I was given this laptop,  it had had ram downgraded from 8 gb single channel to 4 gb single channel. After a year, to improve performance, and because ram was being used alot by windows and the antivirus, I got 8 gb, another 4 gb stick. Now I would  not get anything under 8 gb. With a single browser, and a few standard background apps running, I only have around 2 gb of ram free, which is a really small margin for error. If she can aford it, I would also recommend a minimum of an i5 of the newer generation, or even better an AMD ryzen 3000 series processor, which deliver superior performance without being too expensive. The generations the older they are with Intel are worse affected by the meltdown and spectre fixes, which continuously degrade performance. An i3 or lower also lacks many standard features on a processor, such as turbo boost, and hyperthreading, which will be clear to see in daily performance. Remember it is essential that you buy a system anticipating the needs of the future.  In my experience, browsers appear to be the programs that are most resource intensive.

On 5/22/2020 8:34 PM, Gene wrote:
To clarify, I'm not saying performance would be roughly equivalent if she were a demanding user.  There may be no way to get this person to change her mind if, for some reason, she Is determined to get what she wants.  If she wants to spend hundreds of dollars for performance she will never use, get a sports car when a compact would do fine, that Is her decision. Performance will be fine for what she is going to use the computer for, I would expect it to be about the same. 
 
Extended warranties are generally a waste of money for computers.  If nothing goes wrong within the first few months and the computer is used a good deal during that time, the odds are that nothing will or nothing serious for years.  To document what I'm saying, if you do a search for somethin like is extended warranty worth getting for computer, you will see result after result saying generally not.  I saw one or two saying that it might be worth it if you anticipate placing a lptop in situations where damage is likely but in general, I didn't see one of the first six or seven results advising people to get one. 
 
The person may, of course, spend money in any way she wants.  I am trying to save her perhaps hundreds of dollars.  She definitely doesn't need more than 8gb of RAM and her uses are, by today's standards, very undemanding of computer power. 
 
I more or less discussed my thoughts before but I'm expanding them to discuss other things such as the warranty.  I don't recall if you discussed memory before, but the majority of users will never use 16GB of RAM and she won't ever come anywhere nere exceeding 8 if she uses the computer as described. 
 
My concern isn't particularly whether she gets a Del, since I don't know how their prices compare with other brands.  My concern is that, whatever she gets, she for some reason has ideas of what she wants that bear no relation to what she needs and may well cost her hundreds of extra dollars.
 
Of course, if she is determined to get what she wants, that's up to her.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 1:27 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Question: Comparing Performance of Modern 8th, 9th or 10th gen I5 vs I7 Intel Chips

I initially posted this series of questions on the NVDA chat subgroup. I
received some helpful and interesting messages from Gene, which gave me
a lot to think about. I'd like to repost my questions on this group to
seek additional opinions, particularly from those of you who may have
some direct experience in using and comparing these chips.

I'm assisting a friend in purchasing a new computer. At the moment she
feels that she wants to stick with Dell. She wants a desktop with an SSD
and, to best future proof this machine, I'd like it to have 16 GB of
RAM. Her needs are modest: email with Outlook, document editing with
Word, Web browsing and basic Excel functions. In other words we're
talking about Office and Web browsing.

No video editing, no gaming and likely not much even with audio editing.

Considering that the machine would have 16 GB of RAM and an SSD is an
8th gen or 9th gen I5 going to give her good performance, particularly
compared with I7 processors? Gene had already told me about more
inexpensive machines which might give her similar performance, such as a
review he provided for an Acer machine. I'm personally fine with
considering other brands but my friend may or may not feel that she may
want to stick with Dell. She also wants a fairly extended warranty along
with on-site service in case of an unforeseen hardware failure.
Obviously, a slightly older I5 will cost a bit less but I don't just
want performance to be OK or barely adequate. If we go with AMD are
there things I should look for or avoid? I just don't have enough
hands-on experience using some of these more modern computers and would
like feedback from those who have.

I should also mention that she'll be using JAWS.

Many thanks.


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

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org




accessible washers and dryers

enes sarıbaş
 

Hi all,

So I want to get an accessible washer and dryer  which can be controled through an app completely. I am pretty set on samsung, due to the braille labels on the buttons, lack of touch screens and apparently audio menus etc. What does everyone here recommend? Has anyone  used the app for these washers and dryers? And are there other high end sets   that are fully accessible and controlable in apps=?


Re: Curser

Marilyn and Don Bilderback
 

Yes, Mike.  Rebooting is my fall back option if I can’t think of anything else to do.  Right now, the tip Gene sent seems to have fixed the problem.  I know I was in that menu within the last few days.  When I’m trying to get smarter, I just get into trouble.  Thanks for offering a solution.  Marilyn

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 8:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Curser

 

Have you tried rebooting your computer?  I know some weird stuff can start coming from Jaws when you accidentally do 1 of those unintentional keystrokes, and usually a reboot of the computer will straighten this behavior out. 


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

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

Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 8:02 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Curser

 

I don’t know what caused this but today my computer has started saying “edit curser”, app star curser and normal curser and unknown curser.  However it got there, How do I get it to stop?  Marilyn

Windows 10, N V D A and Outlook 2019


Re: Question: Comparing Performance of Modern 8th, 9th or 10th gen I5 vs I7 Intel Chips

enes sarıbaş
 

I would assume now that with ryzen 4000  windows would recognize and install the correct drivers.OEMs push  updates through windows update. Not to mention with intel, they are are still using basicly refinied 14 nm skylake arcetecture. And  remember spectre fixes, they keep finding new spectre bugs, and as they keep pushing more patches out, the performance impact keeps getting worse.

On 5/25/2020 11:25 PM, Austin Pinto wrote:
if you can go for the 10th generation of Intel even a i3 will be good.
i just got a dell vastro 3490 laptop with i3 10100u or something.
the performance is best.
put a ssd and 8gb or ram and it will fly.
1 thing or disadvantage of going amd is that you dont get automatic
driver updates.
amd drivers dont come with windows and you must install chipset and
other drivers to get the best out of it.
but Intel has a driver update utility which tells you when a driver is
available and Intel drivers come preinstalled with windows so even if
you dont install drivers its ok.

On 5/26/20, enes sarıbaş <enes.saribas@...> wrote:
But the real problem is, will 8gb  be enough for the future? When I was
given this laptop,  it had had ram downgraded from 8 gb single channel
to 4 gb single channel. After a year, to improve performance, and
because ram was being used alot by windows and the antivirus, I got 8
gb, another 4 gb stick. Now I would  not get anything under 8 gb. With a
single browser, and a few standard background apps running, I only have
around 2 gb of ram free, which is a really small margin for error. If
she can aford it, I would also recommend a minimum of an i5 of the newer
generation, or even better an AMD ryzen 3000 series processor, which
deliver superior performance without being too expensive. The
generations the older they are with Intel are worse affected by the
meltdown and spectre fixes, which continuously degrade performance. An
i3 or lower also lacks many standard features on a processor, such as
turbo boost, and hyperthreading, which will be clear to see in daily
performance. Remember it is essential that you buy a system anticipating
the needs of the future.  In my experience, browsers appear to be the
programs that are most resource intensive.

On 5/22/2020 8:34 PM, Gene wrote:
To clarify, I'm not saying performance would be roughly equivalent if
she were a demanding user.  There may be no way to get this person to
change her mind if, for some reason, she Is determined to get what she
wants.  If she wants to spend hundreds of dollars for performance she
will never use, get a sports car when a compact would do fine, that Is
her decision. Performance will be fine for what she is going to use
the computer for, I would expect it to be about the same.
Extended warranties are generally a waste of money for computers.  If
nothing goes wrong within the first few months and the computer is
used a good deal during that time, the odds are that nothing will or
nothing serious for years.  To document what I'm saying, if you do a
search for somethin like is extended warranty worth getting for
computer, you will see result after result saying generally not.  I
saw one or two saying that it might be worth it if you anticipate
placing a lptop in situations where damage is likely but in general, I
didn't see one of the first six or seven results advising people to
get one.
The person may, of course, spend money in any way she wants.  I am
trying to save her perhaps hundreds of dollars.  She definitely
doesn't need more than 8gb of RAM and her uses are, by today's
standards, very undemanding of computer power.
I more or less discussed my thoughts before but I'm expanding them to
discuss other things such as the warranty.  I don't recall if you
discussed memory before, but the majority of users will never use 16GB
of RAM and she won't ever come anywhere nere exceeding 8 if she uses
the computer as described.
My concern isn't particularly whether she gets a Del, since I don't
know how their prices compare with other brands.  My concern is that,
whatever she gets, she for some reason has ideas of what she wants
that bear no relation to what she needs and may well cost her hundreds
of extra dollars.
Of course, if she is determined to get what she wants, that's up to her.
Gene

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

*From:* David Goldfield <mailto:david.goldfield@...>
*Sent:* Friday, May 22, 2020 1:27 PM
*To:* main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
*Subject:* [TechTalk] Question: Comparing Performance of Modern 8th,
9th or 10th gen I5 vs I7 Intel Chips

I initially posted this series of questions on the NVDA chat subgroup. I
received some helpful and interesting messages from Gene, which gave me
a lot to think about. I'd like to repost my questions on this group to
seek additional opinions, particularly from those of you who may have
some direct experience in using and comparing these chips.

I'm assisting a friend in purchasing a new computer. At the moment she
feels that she wants to stick with Dell. She wants a desktop with an SSD
and, to best future proof this machine, I'd like it to have 16 GB of
RAM. Her needs are modest: email with Outlook, document editing with
Word, Web browsing and basic Excel functions. In other words we're
talking about Office and Web browsing.

No video editing, no gaming and likely not much even with audio editing.

Considering that the machine would have 16 GB of RAM and an SSD is an
8th gen or 9th gen I5 going to give her good performance, particularly
compared with I7 processors? Gene had already told me about more
inexpensive machines which might give her similar performance, such as a
review he provided for an Acer machine. I'm personally fine with
considering other brands but my friend may or may not feel that she may
want to stick with Dell. She also wants a fairly extended warranty along
with on-site service in case of an unforeseen hardware failure.
Obviously, a slightly older I5 will cost a bit less but I don't just
want performance to be OK or barely adequate. If we go with AMD are
there things I should look for or avoid? I just don't have enough
hands-on experience using some of these more modern computers and would
like feedback from those who have.

I should also mention that she'll be using JAWS.

Many thanks.


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

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org <http://www.DavidGoldfield.org>





Re: Question: Comparing Performance of Modern 8th, 9th or 10th gen I5 vs I7 Intel Chips

 

if you can go for the 10th generation of Intel even a i3 will be good.
i just got a dell vastro 3490 laptop with i3 10100u or something.
the performance is best.
put a ssd and 8gb or ram and it will fly.
1 thing or disadvantage of going amd is that you dont get automatic
driver updates.
amd drivers dont come with windows and you must install chipset and
other drivers to get the best out of it.
but Intel has a driver update utility which tells you when a driver is
available and Intel drivers come preinstalled with windows so even if
you dont install drivers its ok.

On 5/26/20, enes sarıbaş <enes.saribas@...> wrote:
But the real problem is, will 8gb  be enough for the future? When I was
given this laptop,  it had had ram downgraded from 8 gb single channel
to 4 gb single channel. After a year, to improve performance, and
because ram was being used alot by windows and the antivirus, I got 8
gb, another 4 gb stick. Now I would  not get anything under 8 gb. With a
single browser, and a few standard background apps running, I only have
around 2 gb of ram free, which is a really small margin for error. If
she can aford it, I would also recommend a minimum of an i5 of the newer
generation, or even better an AMD ryzen 3000 series processor, which
deliver superior performance without being too expensive. The
generations the older they are with Intel are worse affected by the
meltdown and spectre fixes, which continuously degrade performance. An
i3 or lower also lacks many standard features on a processor, such as
turbo boost, and hyperthreading, which will be clear to see in daily
performance. Remember it is essential that you buy a system anticipating
the needs of the future.  In my experience, browsers appear to be the
programs that are most resource intensive.

On 5/22/2020 8:34 PM, Gene wrote:
To clarify, I'm not saying performance would be roughly equivalent if
she were a demanding user.  There may be no way to get this person to
change her mind if, for some reason, she Is determined to get what she
wants.  If she wants to spend hundreds of dollars for performance she
will never use, get a sports car when a compact would do fine, that Is
her decision. Performance will be fine for what she is going to use
the computer for, I would expect it to be about the same.
Extended warranties are generally a waste of money for computers.  If
nothing goes wrong within the first few months and the computer is
used a good deal during that time, the odds are that nothing will or
nothing serious for years.  To document what I'm saying, if you do a
search for somethin like is extended warranty worth getting for
computer, you will see result after result saying generally not.  I
saw one or two saying that it might be worth it if you anticipate
placing a lptop in situations where damage is likely but in general, I
didn't see one of the first six or seven results advising people to
get one.
The person may, of course, spend money in any way she wants.  I am
trying to save her perhaps hundreds of dollars.  She definitely
doesn't need more than 8gb of RAM and her uses are, by today's
standards, very undemanding of computer power.
I more or less discussed my thoughts before but I'm expanding them to
discuss other things such as the warranty.  I don't recall if you
discussed memory before, but the majority of users will never use 16GB
of RAM and she won't ever come anywhere nere exceeding 8 if she uses
the computer as described.
My concern isn't particularly whether she gets a Del, since I don't
know how their prices compare with other brands.  My concern is that,
whatever she gets, she for some reason has ideas of what she wants
that bear no relation to what she needs and may well cost her hundreds
of extra dollars.
Of course, if she is determined to get what she wants, that's up to her.
Gene

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

*From:* David Goldfield <mailto:david.goldfield@...>
*Sent:* Friday, May 22, 2020 1:27 PM
*To:* main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
*Subject:* [TechTalk] Question: Comparing Performance of Modern 8th,
9th or 10th gen I5 vs I7 Intel Chips

I initially posted this series of questions on the NVDA chat subgroup. I
received some helpful and interesting messages from Gene, which gave me
a lot to think about. I'd like to repost my questions on this group to
seek additional opinions, particularly from those of you who may have
some direct experience in using and comparing these chips.

I'm assisting a friend in purchasing a new computer. At the moment she
feels that she wants to stick with Dell. She wants a desktop with an SSD
and, to best future proof this machine, I'd like it to have 16 GB of
RAM. Her needs are modest: email with Outlook, document editing with
Word, Web browsing and basic Excel functions. In other words we're
talking about Office and Web browsing.

No video editing, no gaming and likely not much even with audio editing.

Considering that the machine would have 16 GB of RAM and an SSD is an
8th gen or 9th gen I5 going to give her good performance, particularly
compared with I7 processors? Gene had already told me about more
inexpensive machines which might give her similar performance, such as a
review he provided for an Acer machine. I'm personally fine with
considering other brands but my friend may or may not feel that she may
want to stick with Dell. She also wants a fairly extended warranty along
with on-site service in case of an unforeseen hardware failure.
Obviously, a slightly older I5 will cost a bit less but I don't just
want performance to be OK or barely adequate. If we go with AMD are
there things I should look for or avoid? I just don't have enough
hands-on experience using some of these more modern computers and would
like feedback from those who have.

I should also mention that she'll be using JAWS.

Many thanks.


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

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org <http://www.DavidGoldfield.org>





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Re: question about upgrading the Victor reader's memory

Troy Burnham
 

Okay thanks!

Troy

On 5/25/2020 8:50 PM, Smiling? wrote:
Yes, you are going to have to re-enter whichever keys you had prior to the newer internal memory was installed.

For NLS BARD, you will just need to sign into your account upon the Victor and the key will/should automatically download and install itself for you without any problems.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 14:12
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] question about upgrading the Victor reader's memory

Hi all,

I'm getting my Victor reader 2nd edition back tomorrow after sending it to Ultimate Tech Mods a couple of weeks ago to have the memory upgraded.
If any of you have ever had this done, when you got it back did you have to reenter your bard info, and did you have to put the special key back that the nls sends? Btw if it helps answer the question I kept the sd card here when I sent the machine for the upgrade.

I also was subscribed to a few podcasts and I'm guessing I'll have to resubscribe to them, unfortunately I didn't think to export them, but I only have 6 or 7 so that won't be a big deal.

Thanks.

Troy







Re: Regarding SiriusXm

Veronica Kirk
 

Hi Brian,

 

The windows 10 computer I spoke about in my message is not a laptop and has external speakers with three components.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Zolo
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 5:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Regarding SiriusXm

 

Hey there Veronica, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio, feel free to call me B Z, grin!  My wife Kathy and I are shopping for new windows ten laptops, which one did you find that has great sounding speakers?  Stay safe and have a great rest of your holiday.  BZ!     

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 1:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Regarding SiriusXm

 

I would appreciate information from any of you that have an account with Sirius XM and listen online.  My e-mail account is on a windows 7 machine, but I am trying to listen to XM radio on a windows 10 computer because of great sounding speakers, so therefore I cannot click on any of the links that I receive from their e-mails.  The website does not seem very accessible at all.  I can log in with my user name and password, but after that I can make no sense from the website.  I would like to know how you go about reading the website with Jaws.  Thank you for any information and/or tips.

 

Veronica

 


Re: Curser

Mike B
 

Have you tried rebooting your computer?  I know some weird stuff can start coming from Jaws when you accidentally do 1 of those unintentional keystrokes, and usually a reboot of the computer will straighten this behavior out. 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 8:02 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Curser

I don’t know what caused this but today my computer has started saying “edit curser”, app star curser and normal curser and unknown curser.  However it got there, How do I get it to stop?  Marilyn

Windows 10, N V D A and Outlook 2019


Re: Question: Comparing Performance of Modern 8th, 9th or 10th gen I5 vs I7 Intel Chips

enes sarıbaş
 

But the real problem is, will 8gb  be enough for the future? When I was given this laptop,  it had had ram downgraded from 8 gb single channel to 4 gb single channel. After a year, to improve performance, and because ram was being used alot by windows and the antivirus, I got 8 gb, another 4 gb stick. Now I would  not get anything under 8 gb. With a single browser, and a few standard background apps running, I only have around 2 gb of ram free, which is a really small margin for error. If she can aford it, I would also recommend a minimum of an i5 of the newer generation, or even better an AMD ryzen 3000 series processor, which deliver superior performance without being too expensive. The generations the older they are with Intel are worse affected by the meltdown and spectre fixes, which continuously degrade performance. An i3 or lower also lacks many standard features on a processor, such as turbo boost, and hyperthreading, which will be clear to see in daily performance. Remember it is essential that you buy a system anticipating the needs of the future.  In my experience, browsers appear to be the programs that are most resource intensive.

On 5/22/2020 8:34 PM, Gene wrote:
To clarify, I'm not saying performance would be roughly equivalent if she were a demanding user.  There may be no way to get this person to change her mind if, for some reason, she Is determined to get what she wants.  If she wants to spend hundreds of dollars for performance she will never use, get a sports car when a compact would do fine, that Is her decision. Performance will be fine for what she is going to use the computer for, I would expect it to be about the same. 
 
Extended warranties are generally a waste of money for computers.  If nothing goes wrong within the first few months and the computer is used a good deal during that time, the odds are that nothing will or nothing serious for years.  To document what I'm saying, if you do a search for somethin like is extended warranty worth getting for computer, you will see result after result saying generally not.  I saw one or two saying that it might be worth it if you anticipate placing a lptop in situations where damage is likely but in general, I didn't see one of the first six or seven results advising people to get one. 
 
The person may, of course, spend money in any way she wants.  I am trying to save her perhaps hundreds of dollars.  She definitely doesn't need more than 8gb of RAM and her uses are, by today's standards, very undemanding of computer power. 
 
I more or less discussed my thoughts before but I'm expanding them to discuss other things such as the warranty.  I don't recall if you discussed memory before, but the majority of users will never use 16GB of RAM and she won't ever come anywhere nere exceeding 8 if she uses the computer as described. 
 
My concern isn't particularly whether she gets a Del, since I don't know how their prices compare with other brands.  My concern is that, whatever she gets, she for some reason has ideas of what she wants that bear no relation to what she needs and may well cost her hundreds of extra dollars.
 
Of course, if she is determined to get what she wants, that's up to her.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 1:27 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Question: Comparing Performance of Modern 8th, 9th or 10th gen I5 vs I7 Intel Chips

I initially posted this series of questions on the NVDA chat subgroup. I
received some helpful and interesting messages from Gene, which gave me
a lot to think about. I'd like to repost my questions on this group to
seek additional opinions, particularly from those of you who may have
some direct experience in using and comparing these chips.

I'm assisting a friend in purchasing a new computer. At the moment she
feels that she wants to stick with Dell. She wants a desktop with an SSD
and, to best future proof this machine, I'd like it to have 16 GB of
RAM. Her needs are modest: email with Outlook, document editing with
Word, Web browsing and basic Excel functions. In other words we're
talking about Office and Web browsing.

No video editing, no gaming and likely not much even with audio editing.

Considering that the machine would have 16 GB of RAM and an SSD is an
8th gen or 9th gen I5 going to give her good performance, particularly
compared with I7 processors? Gene had already told me about more
inexpensive machines which might give her similar performance, such as a
review he provided for an Acer machine. I'm personally fine with
considering other brands but my friend may or may not feel that she may
want to stick with Dell. She also wants a fairly extended warranty along
with on-site service in case of an unforeseen hardware failure.
Obviously, a slightly older I5 will cost a bit less but I don't just
want performance to be OK or barely adequate. If we go with AMD are
there things I should look for or avoid? I just don't have enough
hands-on experience using some of these more modern computers and would
like feedback from those who have.

I should also mention that she'll be using JAWS.

Many thanks.


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

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org




Curser

Marilyn and Don Bilderback
 

I don’t know what caused this but today my computer has started saying “edit curser”, app star curser and normal curser and unknown curser.  However it got there, How do I get it to stop?  Marilyn

Windows 10, N V D A and Outlook 2019


Re: question about upgrading the Victor reader's memory

Smiling?
 

Yes, you are going to have to re-enter whichever keys you had prior to the newer internal memory was installed.

For NLS BARD, you will just need to sign into your account upon the Victor and the key will/should automatically download and install itself for you without any problems.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 14:12
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] question about upgrading the Victor reader's memory

Hi all,

I'm getting my Victor reader 2nd edition back tomorrow after sending it to Ultimate Tech Mods a couple of weeks ago to have the memory upgraded.
If any of you have ever had this done, when you got it back did you have to reenter your bard info, and did you have to put the special key back that the nls sends? Btw if it helps answer the question I kept the sd card here when I sent the machine for the upgrade.

I also was subscribed to a few podcasts and I'm guessing I'll have to resubscribe to them, unfortunately I didn't think to export them, but I only have 6 or 7 so that won't be a big deal.

Thanks.

Troy


Audible and Rockboxed Sansa Clip Zip

Steven Johnson
 

Good evening everyone.  I would like to listen to my Audible books on the Sansa Clip Zip with Rockbox.  I use Windows 10 and I have the Audible Manager.  My PC is also authorized to play Audible books.  I see Sansa Digital Devices under Audible Manager’s list of devices, but I can’t seem to figure out how to get Audible Manager to initialize my Clip.  Anyone know if I can actually listen to Audible on my Clip?  If so, could you share some tips.  Thanks for your help.


Re: regarding a note taker with key board

Monte Single
 

Also, if you are looking for  a notetaker, you should set a price as the bidding opens at thousands of dollars.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Abbie Taylor
Sent: May-25-20 5:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] regarding a note taker with key board

 

Most notetakers come with either braille or qwerty keyboards. What type of keyboard are you looking for? Do you want something basic like the Braille and Speak, or would you rather have something like the BrailleNote products that have email, Internet, and other capabilities. I think that once you figure out what you want in a notetaker, your search will be easier.

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Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: Regarding SiriusXm

Norma A. Boge
 

Hi Veronica,

 

I am able to use Jaws with the SiriusXM web site to stream channels. Please email me directly at

naboge@...

and I’ll try to help you out. Their site used to be pretty tough for Jaws but has improved greatly over the past few years.

 

Talk soon,

Norma

naboge@...

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 12:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Regarding SiriusXm

 

I would appreciate information from any of you that have an account with Sirius XM and listen online.  My e-mail account is on a windows 7 machine, but I am trying to listen to XM radio on a windows 10 computer because of great sounding speakers, so therefore I cannot click on any of the links that I receive from their e-mails.  The website does not seem very accessible at all.  I can log in with my user name and password, but after that I can make no sense from the website.  I would like to know how you go about reading the website with Jaws.  Thank you for any information and/or tips.

 

Veronica

 


Re: Regarding SiriusXm

Gene
 

You may have to get external speakers.  I can't say how the internal speakers on various laptops would work with your hearing loss.  It might be helpful if we know the kind of loss, high frequency, mid-range, low or a combination.
 
I can't really advise you and I'm not trying to advise you in any detail except to say that external speakers may be a much better idea both in that they may meet your needs much better and you won't be limiting yourself to this or that computer based on the internal speakers.  You may be able to get a computer you like better and better sound if you don't try to combine them.
 
Gene

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

From: Brian Zolo
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 7:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Regarding SiriusXm

Hey there, Gene, I’m looking for a laptop with decent sounding speakers as I have hearing loss and my wife does as well.  Normally, I use a headset but would sure love to find a good sounding speaker so I don’t have to wear a headset all the time as I have to use one for work as I’m teleworking from home and need to take phone calls via cisco jabber.  I’m using a dell precision work station laptop for work but even those speakers sound terrible, grin!  That machine is on windows ten but I can’t use Bluetooth since it’s a department of defense computer and they definitely aren’t into using modern Bluetooth technology, grin!  I can stream to my hearing aids via Bluetooth and had to get a doctor’s statement just to use that at work.  I was just curious as to what laptop or windows ten computer that Veronica had that had good sound speakers as we’re shopping for windows ten laptops.  BZ!      

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 7:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Regarding SiriusXm

 

I wouldn't expect good sounding, much less great sounding speakers from any laptop.  Do you want speakers to carry around with the laptop?  How large?  The question can't be properly answered without more information.

 

Gene

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

From: Brian Zolo

Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 5:28 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Regarding SiriusXm

 

Hey there Veronica, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio, feel free to call me B Z, grin!  My wife Kathy and I are shopping for new windows ten laptops, which one did you find that has great sounding speakers?  Stay safe and have a great rest of your holiday.  BZ!     

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 1:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Regarding SiriusXm

 

I would appreciate information from any of you that have an account with Sirius XM and listen online.  My e-mail account is on a windows 7 machine, but I am trying to listen to XM radio on a windows 10 computer because of great sounding speakers, so therefore I cannot click on any of the links that I receive from their e-mails.  The website does not seem very accessible at all.  I can log in with my user name and password, but after that I can make no sense from the website.  I would like to know how you go about reading the website with Jaws.  Thank you for any information and/or tips.

 

Veronica

 


Re: Regarding SiriusXm

Brian Zolo
 

Hey there, Gene, I’m looking for a laptop with decent sounding speakers as I have hearing loss and my wife does as well.  Normally, I use a headset but would sure love to find a good sounding speaker so I don’t have to wear a headset all the time as I have to use one for work as I’m teleworking from home and need to take phone calls via cisco jabber.  I’m using a dell precision work station laptop for work but even those speakers sound terrible, grin!  That machine is on windows ten but I can’t use Bluetooth since it’s a department of defense computer and they definitely aren’t into using modern Bluetooth technology, grin!  I can stream to my hearing aids via Bluetooth and had to get a doctor’s statement just to use that at work.  I was just curious as to what laptop or windows ten computer that Veronica had that had good sound speakers as we’re shopping for windows ten laptops.  BZ!      

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 7:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Regarding SiriusXm

 

I wouldn't expect good sounding, much less great sounding speakers from any laptop.  Do you want speakers to carry around with the laptop?  How large?  The question can't be properly answered without more information.

 

Gene

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

From: Brian Zolo

Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 5:28 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Regarding SiriusXm

 

Hey there Veronica, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio, feel free to call me B Z, grin!  My wife Kathy and I are shopping for new windows ten laptops, which one did you find that has great sounding speakers?  Stay safe and have a great rest of your holiday.  BZ!     

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 1:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Regarding SiriusXm

 

I would appreciate information from any of you that have an account with Sirius XM and listen online.  My e-mail account is on a windows 7 machine, but I am trying to listen to XM radio on a windows 10 computer because of great sounding speakers, so therefore I cannot click on any of the links that I receive from their e-mails.  The website does not seem very accessible at all.  I can log in with my user name and password, but after that I can make no sense from the website.  I would like to know how you go about reading the website with Jaws.  Thank you for any information and/or tips.

 

Veronica

 


Re: Best Brand of USB drives?

Mike B
 


Hi David,
 
I've gotten them as cheap as $80 and they're usually around $120 or so.  But, I just checked Amazon and they have a Seagate for $112 and a WD for $100.  I take it these are sale prices because they show that the Seagate is usually $130 and WD is usually $140.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 4:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Best Brand of USB drives?

Hello Mike,

With regards your USB 4TB drives how much did you pay for those?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 5/25/20, Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
<ukekearuaro@...> wrote:
> Hmm, let's see!  My preferred USB flash drive brands are Lexar, Kingston,
> Onn, PNY and SanDisk!
>
> As a horrid tinkerer, I have also used some generic/knock off brands that
> have served me well too.
>
> Sincerely,
> Olusegun
> Denver, Colorado
>
>
>
>
>



Re: Best Brand of USB drives?

David Mehler
 

Hello Mike,

With regards your USB 4TB drives how much did you pay for those?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 5/25/20, Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
<ukekearuaro@...> wrote:
Hmm, let's see! My preferred USB flash drive brands are Lexar, Kingston,
Onn, PNY and SanDisk!

As a horrid tinkerer, I have also used some generic/knock off brands that
have served me well too.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado





Re: regarding a note taker with key board

Sugar Lopez
 

I think I would like the second one. yes in a key board

 

If I can have an idea of the cost of both and difference

Where I can do some reaserch, it would help

 

"Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content."

-Philippians 4:11

🙏

I appreciate your friendship/support at:

https://www.gofundme.com/sugars-transplant-journey

-Sugar 😘

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abbie Taylor
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 4:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] regarding a note taker with key board

 

Most notetakers come with either braille or qwerty keyboards. What type of keyboard are you looking for? Do you want something basic like the Braille and Speak, or would you rather have something like the BrailleNote products that have email, Internet, and other capabilities. I think that once you figure out what you want in a notetaker, your search will be easier.

--


Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: Best Brand of USB drives?

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Hmm, let's see! My preferred USB flash drive brands are Lexar, Kingston,
Onn, PNY and SanDisk!

As a horrid tinkerer, I have also used some generic/knock off brands that
have served me well too.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado