Date   

Re: speakers are not announcing scores

Steven Johnson <saxmonger@...>
 

All of that worked until today.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 7:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] speakers are not announcing scores

Heather, I only follow basketball, American football and baseball.

Whenever I need the scores for a particular game, I would invoke the wake-up
word; then I'd say something like: "Score of X&X Game, where X&X equals the
name of the team."

Example: I'm in both Broncos and Seahawks country. My question would be
worded like this after waking up my toy: "Score of Seahawks Game." I always
get a response.

Please note that I'm in My Shiny Android Toys World. As such, I use either
GoogleAssistant or my GoogleHome Smart toy! Hope this helps somewhat.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: speakers are not announcing scores

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Heather, I only follow basketball, American football and baseball.

Whenever I need the scores for a particular game, I would invoke the wake-up
word; then I'd say something like: "Score of X&X Game, where X&X equals the
name of the team."

Example: I'm in both Broncos and Seahawks country. My question would be
worded like this after waking up my toy: "Score of Seahawks Game." I always
get a response.

Please note that I'm in My Shiny Android Toys World. As such, I use either
GoogleAssistant or my GoogleHome Smart toy! Hope this helps somewhat.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: speakers are not announcing scores

Steven Johnson <saxmonger@...>
 

I don’t have the answer, but I am having the exact problem.  I only have an iPhone and an Echo Dot, but neither are giving college football scores.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 7:16 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] speakers are not announcing scores

 

Hay, has anyone had this issue, I tried all three assistant devices to get scores from the games. So google, echo and siri would only tell me the times for the games. But no scores for any games. So I do not think all three are having issues, I am thinking someone bought the rights to the score board. Anyone have an answer? Cheers Heather    

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


speakers are not announcing scores

heather albright
 

Hay, has anyone had this issue, I tried all three assistant devices to get scores from the games. So google, echo and siri would only tell me the times for the games. But no scores for any games. So I do not think all three are having issues, I am thinking someone bought the rights to the score board. Anyone have an answer? Cheers Heather    

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Accessible way to snoop URLs

Steven Johnson <saxmonger@...>
 

No, nobody sees the stream IP address directly on a website, but I believe
that it can be viewed somehow if you go into tools and open "View Source" or
"inspect element." There are some Youtube videos where people demonstrate
how to do it, but there is no dialogue. I will try to get someone to look
at one of these videos and tell me what the guy is doing.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 12:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible way to snoop URLs

Its not a question of a screen-reader. No sighted person sees that
information on the web site.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Johnson
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Accessible way to snoop URLs



Anyone know a JAWS readable way to view the stream URL of a radio station
once it starts playing, not the .htm URL that you usually see on the address

bar, but the stream url, which usually looks something like
http://stream.kntu.unt.edu:8000/kntulive.mp3

Thanks in advance.


accessing dvs on ota

brian
 

I have a skyworth tv and there does not seem to be any setting to access dvs both in the menus or a button on the remote.  I am using over the air tv connected to an out side antenna.  Are there any exturnal devices that would access sap audio?  This is my only tv source.  My tv is an android tv so maybe the smart tvs don't have any setting for sap or dvs.

Brian Sackrider


Re: New Announce-Only Mailing List to Distribute News and Information Regarding Blindness Technology

Allen West
 

David,

Thanks for this. I have subscribed.

On 10/10/20, Carolyn Arnold <4carolyna@windstream.net> wrote:
I did too and already have it an assigned box.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Vincenzo del Piano
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 7:08 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Cc: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Announce-Only Mailing List to Distribute News
and Information Regarding Blindness Technology

Hi, David,

I subscribed to the mailing list you told me.

thank you very much

2020-10-10 20:01 GMT+02:00, Alex Stone <alexstone87@hotmail.com>:
David, thanks for this!

On 10 Oct 2020, at 17:27, David Goldfield
<david.goldfield@outlook.com>
wrote:


Many thanks to the list owner who has given me permission to post the
following announcement.

From David Goldfield:

Many years ago an amazing woman named Amy Ruell ran a wonderful and
memorable mailing list called Amy’s Filters and Forwards. Subscribers
to her list received email announcements from other mailing lists
regarding new products and services, product upgrades and other
messages of interest to the visually impaired. I found that list to be
informative and invaluable.
Sadly, the list ceased operations.
I often do a little of what Amy had done where I send similar
announcements to mailing lists to which I’m subscribed. I have decided
to start my own announce-only list providing what I hope will be a similar
service.
I’m subscribed to many different mailing lists and I also regularly
keep up with the latest news in the blindness technology field. This
list will be comprised of mailings containing these various
announcements. The types of emails that I plan to distribute may include
the following:

· News regarding hardware and software upgrades

· New blindness products and services

· News regarding enhancements to blindness services

· Employment opportunities which may be of interest or relevance
to
the visually impaired

· Upcoming webinars and conferences dealing with blindness
technology

· How-to articles containing tips and tricks on using mainstream
technology of interest to the visually impaired, such as the iPhone,
Microsoft Office, etc.

Whenever possible I will also include a URL at the bottom of each
announcement leading to the original source material.
While the list won’t consist of any back and forth discussions I do
expect that this will be a medium to high traffic list.
Since this list has been formed I will no longer be submitting
announcements to other lists to which I’m subscribed. People who wish
to continue receiving these announcements must subscribe to the new list.
To subscribe to the list, send email to
Tech-vi+subscribe@groups.io<mailto:Tech-vi+subscribe@groups.io>
If you have material that you’d like me to submit to the list, please
send it to
Tech-vi+owner@groups.io<mailto:Tech-vi+owner@groups.io>
Please include the source URL when sending me the material. If a
source link is not included I will not post your announcement. If you
wish to submit an announcement regarding an upcoming webinar or
conference please include a link containing more information, such as
a description and a registration form. The announcement should be
relevant to blindness technology and I reserve the right to decide
whether it will or won’t be submitted to the list.
Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who you think may be
interested in this mailing list. Before you forward this announcement
to another mailing list or online forum please contact the moderator
of that forum before posting this announcement and inquire as to
whether announcements such as this are permitted on the owner’s
mailing list or forum.
Many thanks for reading this and I am hoping that this new
announce-only list will be of some value to you. I won’t claim that
the list will be nearly as comprehensive as Amy’s original list as I
don’t feel that I have the time needed to even try and duplicate her
efforts. However, it is my hope that the list will help people to keep
up with the latest news and trends in the blindness technology space.
Here is hoping that all of you will try to stay as safe and healthy as
possible during these trying times. May our Lord bless you.


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

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








--
* * *
Le migliori amicizie hanno dei terreni inesplorati che non si dissodano
mai.
Best friendships have some unexplored grounds that are not tilled never.
* * *
Vincenzo del Piano 328.48.33.087 392.69.26.726 vincenzodelpiano@gmail.com
vincenzo.delpiano@libero.it I contact skype: elbandido76
* * *
La presente è priva di pubblicità e di promozioni commerciali. Essa è solo a
scopo d’amicizia contenente notizie tratte dal tran tran quotidiano, con
diversioni e simpaticherie.
The present one is it deprives of publicity and of commercial promotions. It
is only in order to friendship containing news drawn by the tran daily tran,
with diversions and simpaticherie.

accetta le mie più sincere scuse se la presente non dovesse essere di tuo
interesse.
it accepts my most sincere excuses if the present one didn't have to be of
your interest.
Qualora non intendessi ricevere ulteriori comunicazioni, ti prego di
scrivere a questo indirizzo inserendo nell'oggetto: cancella If I didn't
intend to receive further communications, I beg you to write to this address
inserting in the object: It cancels.
grazie Thanks.












Re: New Announce-Only Mailing List to Distribute News and Information Regarding Blindness Technology

Carolyn Arnold
 

I did too and already have it an assigned box.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Vincenzo del Piano
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 7:08 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Cc: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Announce-Only Mailing List to Distribute News and Information Regarding Blindness Technology

Hi, David,

I subscribed to the mailing list you told me.

thank you very much

2020-10-10 20:01 GMT+02:00, Alex Stone <alexstone87@hotmail.com>:
David, thanks for this!

On 10 Oct 2020, at 17:27, David Goldfield
<david.goldfield@outlook.com>
wrote:


Many thanks to the list owner who has given me permission to post the
following announcement.

From David Goldfield:

Many years ago an amazing woman named Amy Ruell ran a wonderful and
memorable mailing list called Amy’s Filters and Forwards. Subscribers
to her list received email announcements from other mailing lists
regarding new products and services, product upgrades and other
messages of interest to the visually impaired. I found that list to be informative and invaluable.
Sadly, the list ceased operations.
I often do a little of what Amy had done where I send similar
announcements to mailing lists to which I’m subscribed. I have decided
to start my own announce-only list providing what I hope will be a similar service.
I’m subscribed to many different mailing lists and I also regularly
keep up with the latest news in the blindness technology field. This
list will be comprised of mailings containing these various
announcements. The types of emails that I plan to distribute may include the following:

· News regarding hardware and software upgrades

· New blindness products and services

· News regarding enhancements to blindness services

· Employment opportunities which may be of interest or relevance to
the visually impaired

· Upcoming webinars and conferences dealing with blindness
technology

· How-to articles containing tips and tricks on using mainstream
technology of interest to the visually impaired, such as the iPhone,
Microsoft Office, etc.

Whenever possible I will also include a URL at the bottom of each
announcement leading to the original source material.
While the list won’t consist of any back and forth discussions I do
expect that this will be a medium to high traffic list.
Since this list has been formed I will no longer be submitting
announcements to other lists to which I’m subscribed. People who wish
to continue receiving these announcements must subscribe to the new list.
To subscribe to the list, send email to
Tech-vi+subscribe@groups.io<mailto:Tech-vi+subscribe@groups.io>
If you have material that you’d like me to submit to the list, please
send it to
Tech-vi+owner@groups.io<mailto:Tech-vi+owner@groups.io>
Please include the source URL when sending me the material. If a
source link is not included I will not post your announcement. If you
wish to submit an announcement regarding an upcoming webinar or
conference please include a link containing more information, such as
a description and a registration form. The announcement should be
relevant to blindness technology and I reserve the right to decide
whether it will or won’t be submitted to the list.
Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who you think may be
interested in this mailing list. Before you forward this announcement
to another mailing list or online forum please contact the moderator
of that forum before posting this announcement and inquire as to
whether announcements such as this are permitted on the owner’s
mailing list or forum.
Many thanks for reading this and I am hoping that this new
announce-only list will be of some value to you. I won’t claim that
the list will be nearly as comprehensive as Amy’s original list as I
don’t feel that I have the time needed to even try and duplicate her
efforts. However, it is my hope that the list will help people to keep
up with the latest news and trends in the blindness technology space.
Here is hoping that all of you will try to stay as safe and healthy as
possible during these trying times. May our Lord bless you.


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

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








--
* * *
Le migliori amicizie hanno dei terreni inesplorati che non si dissodano mai.
Best friendships have some unexplored grounds that are not tilled never.
* * *
Vincenzo del Piano 328.48.33.087 392.69.26.726 vincenzodelpiano@gmail.com vincenzo.delpiano@libero.it I contact skype: elbandido76
* * *
La presente è priva di pubblicità e di promozioni commerciali. Essa è solo a scopo d’amicizia contenente notizie tratte dal tran tran quotidiano, con diversioni e simpaticherie.
The present one is it deprives of publicity and of commercial promotions. It is only in order to friendship containing news drawn by the tran daily tran, with diversions and simpaticherie.

accetta le mie più sincere scuse se la presente non dovesse essere di tuo interesse.
it accepts my most sincere excuses if the present one didn't have to be of your interest.
Qualora non intendessi ricevere ulteriori comunicazioni, ti prego di scrivere a questo indirizzo inserendo nell'oggetto: cancella If I didn't intend to receive further communications, I beg you to write to this address inserting in the object: It cancels.
grazie Thanks.


Re: New Announce-Only Mailing List to Distribute News and Information Regarding Blindness Technology

Vincenzo del Piano <vincenzodelpiano@...>
 

Hi, David,

I subscribed to the mailing list you told me.

thank you very much

2020-10-10 20:01 GMT+02:00, Alex Stone <alexstone87@hotmail.com>:

David, thanks for this!

On 10 Oct 2020, at 17:27, David Goldfield <david.goldfield@outlook.com>
wrote:


Many thanks to the list owner who has given me permission to post the
following announcement.

From David Goldfield:

Many years ago an amazing woman named Amy Ruell ran a wonderful and
memorable mailing list called Amy’s Filters and Forwards. Subscribers to her
list received email announcements from other mailing lists regarding new
products and services, product upgrades and other messages of interest to
the visually impaired. I found that list to be informative and invaluable.
Sadly, the list ceased operations.
I often do a little of what Amy had done where I send similar announcements
to mailing lists to which I’m subscribed. I have decided to start my own
announce-only list providing what I hope will be a similar service.
I’m subscribed to many different mailing lists and I also regularly keep up
with the latest news in the blindness technology field. This list will be
comprised of mailings containing these various announcements. The types of
emails that I plan to distribute may include the following:

· News regarding hardware and software upgrades

· New blindness products and services

· News regarding enhancements to blindness services

· Employment opportunities which may be of interest or relevance to
the visually impaired

· Upcoming webinars and conferences dealing with blindness
technology

· How-to articles containing tips and tricks on using mainstream
technology of interest to the visually impaired, such as the iPhone,
Microsoft Office, etc.

Whenever possible I will also include a URL at the bottom of each
announcement leading to the original source material.
While the list won’t consist of any back and forth discussions I do expect
that this will be a medium to high traffic list.
Since this list has been formed I will no longer be submitting announcements
to other lists to which I’m subscribed. People who wish to continue
receiving these announcements must subscribe to the new list.
To subscribe to the list, send email to
Tech-vi+subscribe@groups.io<mailto:Tech-vi+subscribe@groups.io>
If you have material that you’d like me to submit to the list, please send
it to
Tech-vi+owner@groups.io<mailto:Tech-vi+owner@groups.io>
Please include the source URL when sending me the material. If a source link
is not included I will not post your announcement. If you wish to submit an
announcement regarding an upcoming webinar or conference please include a
link containing more information, such as a description and a registration
form. The announcement should be relevant to blindness technology and I
reserve the right to decide whether it will or won’t be submitted to the
list.
Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who you think may be
interested in this mailing list. Before you forward this announcement to
another mailing list or online forum please contact the moderator of that
forum before posting this announcement and inquire as to whether
announcements such as this are permitted on the owner’s mailing list or
forum.
Many thanks for reading this and I am hoping that this new announce-only
list will be of some value to you. I won’t claim that the list will be
nearly as comprehensive as Amy’s original list as I don’t feel that I have
the time needed to even try and duplicate her efforts. However, it is my
hope that the list will help people to keep up with the latest news and
trends in the blindness technology space.
Here is hoping that all of you will try to stay as safe and healthy as
possible during these trying times. May our Lord bless you.


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

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







--
* * *
Le migliori amicizie hanno dei terreni inesplorati che non si dissodano mai.
Best friendships have some unexplored grounds that are not tilled never.
* * *
Vincenzo del Piano 328.48.33.087 392.69.26.726
vincenzodelpiano@gmail.com
vincenzo.delpiano@libero.it
I contact skype: elbandido76
* * *
La presente è priva di pubblicità e di promozioni commerciali. Essa è
solo a scopo d’amicizia contenente notizie tratte dal tran tran
quotidiano, con diversioni e simpaticherie.
The present one is it deprives of publicity and of commercial
promotions. It is only in order to friendship containing news drawn by
the tran daily tran, with diversions and simpaticherie.

accetta le mie più sincere scuse se la presente non dovesse essere di
tuo interesse.
it accepts my most sincere excuses if the present one didn't have to
be of your interest.
Qualora non intendessi ricevere ulteriori comunicazioni, ti prego di
scrivere a questo indirizzo inserendo nell'oggetto: cancella
If I didn't intend to receive further communications, I beg you to
write to this address inserting in the object: It cancels.
grazie Thanks.


Re: Accessible way to snoop URLs

Gene
 

Its not a question of a screen-reader. No sighted person sees that information on the web site.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Johnson
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Accessible way to snoop URLs



Anyone know a JAWS readable way to view the stream URL of a radio station once it starts playing, not the .htm URL that you usually see on the address bar, but the stream url, which usually looks something like http://stream.kntu.unt.edu:8000/kntulive.mp3

Thanks in advance.


Re: verizon and TMobile offering LTE fixed wireless home internet with no data caps

enes sarıbaş
 

Well Brian,

When I tell friends in Europe or Turkey their jaws would drop when they hear of the costs of wireless plans. When I was in the UK, I was paying like 10 gbp, about 13 dollars for a plan with 3gb of data or so, unlimited minutes, and SMS. When they increased prices and data alotments, I drop to the 7.5 gbp plan with less data. I think that price was extremely good for the service. I could have payed 20 instead of 10, and gotten unlimited data up to 30 gb without throttling, or another 10-20 to remove all the throttling. In turkey, I paid like 23 tl a month, less than 3 dollars now, for 750 minutes, 1000 sms, and like 3 gb of data.


On 10/10/2020 2:25 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Enes,

            What service providers do, or I should say can get away with, varies widely by venue.  The fact that T-Mobile offers what it does offer here in the USA without requiring a contract (you can terminate at will) was (and largely remains) revolutionary.

             When I've mentioned to friends in Australia the service I have here, and the price I have it at, their jaws drop in the opposite direction.  They're shocked at how good I have it.

              I get throttled to a maximum of 600Kbps and that's still way more than sufficient for web surfing, at least to me.  Perhaps that's faster than 2G, but I know it's not as fast as 3G, as I used to have a Virgin Mobile MiFi hotspot (dedicated device) and it was slightly faster under 3G than my throttled speed is.

              I really cannot complain.  The cost savings I've achieved by dumping my landline telephone and DSL service, and getting two lines in the process with what is generally way more than enough hotspot data, free Netflix, and the ability to cancel service at will is way, way, way more than worth it.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: verizon and TMobile offering LTE fixed wireless home internet with no data caps

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

Enes,

            What service providers do, or I should say can get away with, varies widely by venue.  The fact that T-Mobile offers what it does offer here in the USA without requiring a contract (you can terminate at will) was (and largely remains) revolutionary.

             When I've mentioned to friends in Australia the service I have here, and the price I have it at, their jaws drop in the opposite direction.  They're shocked at how good I have it.

              I get throttled to a maximum of 600Kbps and that's still way more than sufficient for web surfing, at least to me.  Perhaps that's faster than 2G, but I know it's not as fast as 3G, as I used to have a Virgin Mobile MiFi hotspot (dedicated device) and it was slightly faster under 3G than my throttled speed is.

              I really cannot complain.  The cost savings I've achieved by dumping my landline telephone and DSL service, and getting two lines in the process with what is generally way more than enough hotspot data, free Netflix, and the ability to cancel service at will is way, way, way more than worth it.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: verizon and TMobile offering LTE fixed wireless home internet with no data caps

enes sarıbaş
 

Brian,

Why do network providers in North America limit the hotspot feature of phones? In europe, this practice is unheard of. Any data package you have applies equally  whether you tether it to pc or not. In  Turkey once Turkcell and the other operaters tried to impose a 15 TL fee per month for using the existing package with hotspot, but they faced a massive backlash and backed down. 2g speed is truly terrible. How can you do anything at all with that connection? Even web pages will take minutes to load.



On 10/10/2020 2:12 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Enes,

           As I stated, for the mobile hotspot feature in the plan I mentioned, if you have 2 lines (which we do) on the $90/month plan, throttling begins after 20 GB of 4G LTE data.  I know many users who wouldn't come anywhere near to using that amount of data on a monthly basis, though I certainly do.  In my case, the throttling is very significant because we don't have 3G service in my area, it drops from 4G LTE speed to 2G via the hotspot, but even that's way more than sufficient for text-based work like web browsing with some graphics, emailing, etc.

            High speed data is truly unlimited, no caps, on the phones themselves, so if I have a desperate need I can hop on the phone to download something that's really data intensive.  I've done this on occasion when I want to download huge ISO files, and even before I reach the hotspot data cap, as anything I download to the phone from the phone is under the unlimited data.  I just hook my phone up to my computer afterward, using its microSD card like it was an external drive, and copy that honkin' big ISO file over.

             My main "data drain" comes from the amount of video streaming I do and how that interacts with Chromecast when casting it to the TV.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: verizon and TMobile offering LTE fixed wireless home internet with no data caps

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

Enes,

           As I stated, for the mobile hotspot feature in the plan I mentioned, if you have 2 lines (which we do) on the $90/month plan, throttling begins after 20 GB of 4G LTE data.  I know many users who wouldn't come anywhere near to using that amount of data on a monthly basis, though I certainly do.  In my case, the throttling is very significant because we don't have 3G service in my area, it drops from 4G LTE speed to 2G via the hotspot, but even that's way more than sufficient for text-based work like web browsing with some graphics, emailing, etc.

            High speed data is truly unlimited, no caps, on the phones themselves, so if I have a desperate need I can hop on the phone to download something that's really data intensive.  I've done this on occasion when I want to download huge ISO files, and even before I reach the hotspot data cap, as anything I download to the phone from the phone is under the unlimited data.  I just hook my phone up to my computer afterward, using its microSD card like it was an external drive, and copy that honkin' big ISO file over.

             My main "data drain" comes from the amount of video streaming I do and how that interacts with Chromecast when casting it to the TV.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: verizon and TMobile offering LTE fixed wireless home internet with no data caps

enes sarıbaş
 

Brian,

You know what is hilarious? I don't even live in a rural area, I live in a city with 80000+ people, but AT&T  the DSL provider, and the cable company are only local options, though several new fiber buildouts began. The AT&T tech actually bragged to me how they had switched from DSL, probably ADSL1 to ADSL2+ in 2011, and how they had made absolutely no improvements to  the equipment since., and how they had put in fiber behind the box, but they had refused to   replace the DSLAM to provide VDSL service because it wasn't profitable for them to do and didn't make economical sense. Well I would say it isn't profitable and doesn't make economical sense for me to get very little quality, while paying more than that home internet, in addition to a data cap. I hope the widespread deployment of home fixed wireless will motivate those DSL companies to improve their service and replace old equipment. But at this point I wouldn't want to switch to a phone company internet, even VDSL, unles it was FTTH.


On 10/10/2020 11:48 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
As an aside, for those "of a certain age" (read: 55 or older), T-Mobile offers its unlimited 55 Plus plans at great prices as far as I'm concerned.  My partner and I ditched our land line and our woefully slow DSL service and have been using the mobile hotspot feature of our phones as our exclusive internet service for just around 2 years now.

Even where we live, we have 4G LTE data service and that's way faster than what most home users need for what they do, and in our case that absolutely includes streaming Netflix while using the computers connected to the hotspots.

There is a cap of 20GB per line, per month, at 4G LTE speed but it drops to 3G speed after that.  During this period of the pandemic, when we're home much more than we typically would be, we sometimes run over that 40GB total, but still manage just fine for our computer use and since streaming from the phone is always at high speed, and I Chromecast that to our TV, that aspect is still fine, too.

You can also buy an additional 10GB of 4G LTE data for $10 per month, but I've never needed to do that based on our actual needs.
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Re: verizon and TMobile offering LTE fixed wireless home internet with no data caps

enes sarıbaş
 

Hi Brian,

The thing is with mobile cell phone hotspot sharing, they will throttle your data past a point. If you got really good speeds, it may be worth considering the home internet, which removes throttling and data caps.  How an apartment complex thinks its a good idea to force people to use terrible DSL, mind you its ADSL, not VDSL, in 2020, and prevents any other providers from entering is beyond me.  I  was told in my area, the minimum speed would range from 50 mbps to 150 mbps download, and at least 15 mbps upload, Which is an astounding 1500% improvement in upload performance at least compared to DSL The celular coverage map also shows a 5g signal, so its only a matter of time before they upgrade this area to 5g home internet instead of LTE, which will likely double that 50 mbps minimum even further.

the list of cities are here

https://www.t-mobile.com/news/network/t-mobile-expands-home-internet-to-more-than-450-cities-towns-left-high-and-dry-by-att



On 10/10/2020 11:48 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
As an aside, for those "of a certain age" (read: 55 or older), T-Mobile offers its unlimited 55 Plus plans at great prices as far as I'm concerned.  My partner and I ditched our land line and our woefully slow DSL service and have been using the mobile hotspot feature of our phones as our exclusive internet service for just around 2 years now.

Even where we live, we have 4G LTE data service and that's way faster than what most home users need for what they do, and in our case that absolutely includes streaming Netflix while using the computers connected to the hotspots.

There is a cap of 20GB per line, per month, at 4G LTE speed but it drops to 3G speed after that.  During this period of the pandemic, when we're home much more than we typically would be, we sometimes run over that 40GB total, but still manage just fine for our computer use and since streaming from the phone is always at high speed, and I Chromecast that to our TV, that aspect is still fine, too.

You can also buy an additional 10GB of 4G LTE data for $10 per month, but I've never needed to do that based on our actual needs.
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Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Accessible way to snoop URLs

Steven Johnson <saxmonger@...>
 

Anyone know a JAWS readable way to view the stream URL of a radio station once it starts playing, not the .htm URL that you usually see on the address bar, but the stream url, which usually looks something like http://stream.kntu.unt.edu:8000/kntulive.mp3

Thanks in advance. 


Re: Trying to change log in email on facebook

Abbie Taylor
 

Try going to mbasic.facebook.com. This used to be the old mobile site years ago before it was infiltrated by the new one. You should be able to change your email address in the settings here. I don't remember exactly how I did this years ago, but it's self-explanatory. I hope that helps.
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Re: New Announce-Only Mailing List to Distribute News and Information Regarding Blindness Technology

Alex Stone
 

David, thanks for this!

On 10 Oct 2020, at 17:27, David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:



Many thanks to the list owner who has given me permission to post the following announcement.


From David Goldfield:


Many years ago an amazing woman named Amy Ruell ran a wonderful and memorable mailing list called Amy’s Filters and Forwards. Subscribers to her list received email announcements from other mailing lists regarding new products and services, product upgrades and other messages of interest to the visually impaired. I found that list to be informative and invaluable. Sadly, the list ceased operations.

I often do a little of what Amy had done where I send similar announcements to mailing lists to which I’m subscribed. I have decided to start my own announce-only list providing what I hope will be a similar service.

I’m subscribed to many different mailing lists and I also regularly keep up with the latest news in the blindness technology field. This list will be comprised of mailings containing these various announcements. The types of emails that I plan to distribute may include the following:

·         News regarding hardware and software upgrades

·         New blindness products and services

·         News regarding enhancements to blindness services

·         Employment opportunities which may be of interest or relevance to the visually impaired

·         Upcoming webinars and conferences dealing with blindness technology

·         How-to articles containing tips and tricks on using mainstream technology of interest to the visually impaired, such as the iPhone, Microsoft Office, etc.

 

Whenever possible I will also include a URL at the bottom of each announcement leading to the original source material.

While the list won’t consist of any back and forth discussions I do expect that this will be a medium to high traffic list.

Since this list has been formed I will no longer be submitting announcements to other lists to which I’m subscribed. People who wish to continue receiving these announcements must subscribe to the new list.

To subscribe to the list, send email to

Tech-vi+subscribe@groups.io

If you have material that you’d like me to submit to the list, please send it to

Tech-vi+owner@groups.io

Please include the source URL when sending me the material. If a source link is not included I will not post your announcement. If you wish to submit an announcement regarding an upcoming webinar or conference please include a link containing more information, such as a description and a registration form. The announcement should be relevant to blindness technology and I reserve the right to decide whether it will or won’t be submitted to the list.

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who you think may be interested in this mailing list. Before you forward this announcement to another mailing list or online forum please contact the moderator of that forum before posting this announcement and inquire as to whether announcements such as this are permitted on the owner’s mailing list or forum.

Many thanks for reading this and I am hoping that this new announce-only list will be of some value to you. I won’t claim that the list will be nearly as comprehensive as Amy’s original list as I don’t feel that I have the time needed to even try and duplicate her efforts. However, it is my hope that the list will help people to keep up with the latest news and trends in the blindness technology space.

Here is hoping that all of you will try to stay as safe and healthy as possible during these trying times. May our Lord bless you.

 

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David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org


script jaws outlook express for windows 7

vincenzodelpiano@...
 

ello,

I'm vincenzo, i write from italy, i use a translator for english.

for a friend of mine with windows 7 and outlook express, can you tell
me where to download the scripts for jaws 18?

thank you


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