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Re: screwdriver set for opening laptop?

enes sarıbaş
 

One question. So the really cheap set of bits I have has no magnitism that I can see. How do you remove screws in deep holes? The driver literally has no shaft for extention, and the screw will unlatch from the screwdriver and sit in the hole. I tested out on my current laptop a bit.

On 10/14/2020 8:23 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Enes,

           I honestly can't speak to durability in these sorts of drivers, as when you're dealing with fasteners that are so small, and that require very minimal torque, you should never "ruin" a driver or driver bit anyway.

           In a regular sized screwdriver, I haven't found that there is much of any difference, either, but I'm someone who uses screwdrivers and bits (for the most part, unless I'm using a drill-driver) pretty gently.  I don't have any straight blade drivers that are magnetic that are even close to large enough for, say, prying a paint can lid off!  And that's one way I do "abuse" some larger straight blade screw drivers.
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Re: 5g and me

enes sarıbaş
 

Hi Brian,

Just for clerification, I have confirmed 5g signals do exist in my area for my network. Even without the massive bandwidth,  the lower latency itself will probably result in better quality improvements. Also, all versions of the IPhone by default include 5g.

On 10/14/2020 9:18 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 10:11 PM, enes sarıbaş wrote:
One reason, future proofing, I want to get the highest end version of the IPhone 12, though 5g isn't very wiedespread now, it will be in three years or so.
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I am at a loss as to how doing this, now, squares with your own earlier assertion, "I think 5g is more significant for fixed wireless than smartphones."

Going to a 5G device now, when it is obscenely expensive, and where the ability to exploit 5G is limited to a very few locations, seems to me to be a supreme waste.

And 3 years is an eternity in the world of technology, and smartphones in particular, and what's Apple's flagship now, will be mid-range in 3 years, and much cheaper.

Going to a 5G smartphone now, unless you live in a major metropolitan area, is locking your money up in a frozen asset you cannot even use for its intended purpose.
 
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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.

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Re: Inquiry: Seeking sites where I can download free graphics for printing

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=public+domain+image+library 
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TMobile 5g internet review

enes sarıbaş
 

Hi all,

So I signed up for this service, as soon as I learned of it, and that it was offered in my address area.  I would like to share my experiences so that it may be useful for people thinking of trying this out. First of all,  the router is an LTE router that can use wi fi and has ethernet ports, which is what I use for pcs. It comes with two  screws in a bag, a battery, and the router itself. You need to align  the grooves with the groves on the modem to insert the battery, and  then you need something larger than a phillips p0 or p1 screw driver to screw the screws in. They give you something with a hole at the end with grooves, but it is basicly for decoration and useless. When setting up the router, you  can go to 192.168.2.1 to log into it, using the  username and password printed in the rectangular space under the router.  As for connection speed,, I get up to 50 mbps average download, and consistantly get above 40 mbps upload constantly. It is important to note  that  the  internet is deprioritized over mobile, so your download speeds may drop sharply sometimes. That explains a speedtest I did, which showed 18 down and 44 mbps up.  Compared to AT&T ADSL 18 mbps internet, there is a ping difference of 19 ms for same servers, which isn't much. One thing to note though, TMobile home internet uses virtual IPs, so you will  needd to make use of a vpn or something similar to forward ports. All in all, for most ADSL/VDSL connections or satallite,  it seems like an easy decision to switch, if cell service is good in your area. The data is also unlimited with no throttling for use. If you are curious what speeds you can get, they are able to tell you this, however I highly suspect they use hardware to limit this, or the cell tower in my area has limited capacity, because my speed always seems to hover around 49 mbps to 50 mbps.

Oh alsso, if canceling AT&T DSL, they have a disgusting billing policy, where they bill you in advance, and if you cancel during the period, you don't get a refund for days you won't use. For example, I had more than 14 days remaining on my bill, however, I am still charged, and service can't be stopped until the billing period ends.


Re: Inquiry: Seeking sites where I can download free graphics for printing

Monte Single
 

In the last millennium, it was called clip art.

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Subject: [TechTalk] Inquiry: Seeking sites where I can download free graphics for printing

Hi Group,

I am wondering if there are any sites that allow you to down,.oad graphics for free.
Thanks for any help.

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Re: 5g and me

Monte Single
 

Well, just out of curiosity  I checked with my internet/cell provider and  there is 5g access in my village.

Will 4g service get cheaper as a result?

Curious George is awake again.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: October 14, 2020 6:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

 

Or, if you believe, as some nutty people do, that COVID is being caused by 5G, you might want to avoid it.

 

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: October 14, 2020 2:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

 

 

As long as you have a 4G phone, it is compatible with 5G networks, and you are not missing much of anything.  Unless you buy into the media hype and want to fork over $700 or more for a 5G IPhone 12, which, shockingly, does not come with a charger and like previous models, does not have a physical home key.  But, hey, it's your money.

 

Gerald

 

 

10/14/2020 1:46 PM, Monte Single wrote:

Hi List,

 

What am I missing if I do  not have a 5g phone?

Well, yes I know about the lightning fast uploads and downloads.

That is,  whenever my carrier actually gets 5g!!

 

Thanks,

 

 

Monte

 


Re: 5g and me

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 10:11 PM, enes sarıbaş wrote:
One reason, future proofing, I want to get the highest end version of the IPhone 12, though 5g isn't very wiedespread now, it will be in three years or so.
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I am at a loss as to how doing this, now, squares with your own earlier assertion, "I think 5g is more significant for fixed wireless than smartphones."

Going to a 5G device now, when it is obscenely expensive, and where the ability to exploit 5G is limited to a very few locations, seems to me to be a supreme waste.

And 3 years is an eternity in the world of technology, and smartphones in particular, and what's Apple's flagship now, will be mid-range in 3 years, and much cheaper.

Going to a 5G smartphone now, unless you live in a major metropolitan area, is locking your money up in a frozen asset you cannot even use for its intended purpose.
 
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Re: 5g and me

enes sarıbaş
 

One reason, future proofing, I want to get the highest end version of the IPhone 12, though 5g isn't very wiedespread now, it will be in three years or so.

On 10/14/2020 9:09 PM, g melconian wrote:

Bryan, I totally agree with you on this one .   If I don’t notice a difference and I will have to upgrade  the mobile  device in five  or so years  to take advantage of he 5g bands.  What’s the point of upgrading now.Ifi will avhe to do it all over again in 5 or so years when 5g is a reality and not a pipe dream . 


Re: 5g and me

g melconian <gmelconian619@...>
 

Bryan, I totally agree with you on this one .   If I don’t notice a difference and I will have to upgrade  the mobile  device in five  or so years  to take advantage of he 5g bands.  What’s the point of upgrading now.Ifi will avhe to do it all over again in 5 or so years when 5g is a reality and not a pipe dream . 


Re: screwdriver set for opening laptop?

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

Enes,

           I honestly can't speak to durability in these sorts of drivers, as when you're dealing with fasteners that are so small, and that require very minimal torque, you should never "ruin" a driver or driver bit anyway.

           In a regular sized screwdriver, I haven't found that there is much of any difference, either, but I'm someone who uses screwdrivers and bits (for the most part, unless I'm using a drill-driver) pretty gently.  I don't have any straight blade drivers that are magnetic that are even close to large enough for, say, prying a paint can lid off!  And that's one way I do "abuse" some larger straight blade screw drivers.
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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: 5g and me

enes sarıbaş
 

Also, maybe DSL companies will stop the stock buybacks and do more fiber to the home rollouts, and cable operators may scrap the data caps and go docsis 4.0.  Competition like this is a very good thing. It keeps ISP pricing in check.

On 10/14/2020 8:14 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
enes,

        I agree, and that's where the real 5G revolution is going to take place.  The idea of having a truly wireless information superhighway really does change everything.
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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: screwdriver set for opening laptop?

enes sarıbaş
 

Hi Brian,

I  was concerned with buying a magnetic bit set, as I thought they were less durable than full size drivers. But this set appears to be better value for money. I will keep the smaller set though, as you never know when those might come in handy. Too bad probably the laptop will arrive before the screwdrivers lol.

On 10/14/2020 8:10 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
By the way, your computer maker should be able to tell you exactly what screws and sizes they use in any given model.  If they will supply you with the service manual (typically in PDF format) for it the fasteners should be presented for each part like the case, motherboard, screen, etc.

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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: 5g and me

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

enes,

        I agree, and that's where the real 5G revolution is going to take place.  The idea of having a truly wireless information superhighway really does change everything.
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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: screwdriver set for opening laptop?

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

By the way, your computer maker should be able to tell you exactly what screws and sizes they use in any given model.  If they will supply you with the service manual (typically in PDF format) for it the fasteners should be presented for each part like the case, motherboard, screen, etc.

--

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: 5g and me

enes sarıbaş
 

Brian,

I think 5g is more significant for fixed wireless than smartphones, as the latency improvement will make 5g on par with DSL latencies, and allow it to replace old docsis cable, and most DSL speeds.

On 10/14/2020 1:18 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 01:55 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:
As long as you have a 4G phone, it is compatible with 5G networks, and you are not missing much of anything.
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Hair splitting, I know, but I'd say the network is compatible with the phone, backward compatible in this case.

But the only real advantage of 5G is it's incredibly improved throughput, and if you're not even maxing out the throughput of 4G LTE with what you're doing (and most of us aren't anywhere near doing so), then it's more expense for an unused capability.

I always try to encourage all my clients to think about what it is that they are actually doing, or what it is they intend to be doing foreseeably, when they are looking at any new electronic device.  I have seen people throw away tons of money for the very, very top performing devices that very few professionals even buy and then using them to read email and surf the web.  You don't need a $2000 computer or smartphone to do those things, along with a lot more, and you absolutely don't need 5G to do that.  4G speeds are not only sufficient, but way more than that, and can handle streaming along with the other mentioned things going on, all at the same time, without bogging down.  (And I'm presuming that you're not going to try to be downloading 30 ISO files at once along with 9 months of unread email while watching Netflix, all at the same time.)
 
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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.

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Re: screwdriver set for opening laptop?

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

enes,

          You seldom, very seldom, use a straight blade screwdriver for electronics.  And in Phillips, I'll be surprised if you go lower than a PH-0 on a laptop.  

           The problem here may be, and I can only say may, is that your computer maker may have chosen to use torx screws, which is not uncommon.  If you're not strapped for cash, I would go for the newer version of this set, Magnetic Screwdriver Set 57 PCS Includes Slotted/Phillips/Torx Mini Precision Screwdriver, CREMAX Non-Slip Repair Tool Kit with Replaceable Screwdriver Bits for Repair Home Improvement Craft, that has all of the straight blade and Phillips heads in the set you reference, plus a couple of Torx, too.  But the big plus is the one that takes interchangeable driver bits, and some of those are smaller torx and PoziDrive, Square, Phillips, Hex/Allen bits.  For the extra $10 it's well worth it if you expect to use these drivers for other purposes.  If not, provided your maker is not using any Torx screws, you should be fine with the one you were looking at.
 
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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


screwdriver set for opening laptop?

enes sarıbaş
 

Hi all,

So I had opted to have my laptop shipped without memory and a hard drive, so I could choose those components on my own. I got a piece screwdriver set, which had been advertised as for pcs. However, when screwing the battery cover of my LTE router, I noticed I lacked  the correct screwdriver. I had like a $10 set of magnetic bits,  and I tested the smallest, on my  laptop, however, they have no magnetism so the screw will just stay in. My question is, will this set, which I just ordered, have lal the drivers to open a laptop?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K1C744B/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&;psc=1

From my previous full set, I have the phillips 0, 00, and 000 tips.


Re: 5g and me

chris judge
 

Or, if you believe, as some nutty people do, that COVID is being caused by 5G, you might want to avoid it.

 

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: October 14, 2020 2:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

 

 

As long as you have a 4G phone, it is compatible with 5G networks, and you are not missing much of anything.  Unless you buy into the media hype and want to fork over $700 or more for a 5G IPhone 12, which, shockingly, does not come with a charger and like previous models, does not have a physical home key.  But, hey, it's your money.

 

Gerald

 

 

10/14/2020 1:46 PM, Monte Single wrote:

Hi List,

 

What am I missing if I do  not have a 5g phone?

Well, yes I know about the lightning fast uploads and downloads.

That is,  whenever my carrier actually gets 5g!!

 

Thanks,

 

 

Monte

 


Inquiry: Seeking sites where I can download free graphics for printing

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I am wondering if there are any sites that allow you to down,.oad graphics for free.
Thanks for any help.

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Re: word tutorial

Kerryn Gunness
 


thanks
 

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Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:26 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] word tutorial

I'm not sure exactly who you were asking, but since I do, then, yes, I do have a Word tutorial for NVDA :)


Or as part of the NVDA Productivity Bundle: https://www.nvaccess.org/product/nvda-productivity-bundle/

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 8:24 AM Kerryn Gunness via groups.io <k_gunness=yahoo.ca@groups.io> wrote:
do you have word 2016 tutorial? to work preferabley with nvda
thanks
 



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