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

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Brian,

Have you ever used this site? I can't make head nor tail out of it. I see a search field, but when I type in something all I get is a bunch of references to the availability of public domain images, what constitutes public domain access and so on.  I never see any results.


On 10/14/2020 10:26 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=public+domain+image+library 
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Re: thinking of buying a paper shredder

@KM
 

I've had mine for over ten years. I would suggest getting a micro shredding as that makes the papers much much smaller. Harder for anybody to actually paste together. Mines a Royal but I cannot tell you how much I paid been too long to remember. It has one button. Push towards you for shredding and push away from you  two clicks to reverse if it jams. Usually doesn't. I use mine for almost all junk mail including credit cards and this also allows staples. Which I don't always catch with some of my own older stuff.


On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 1:39 PM Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...> wrote:

Hi

I am thinking of buying a paper shredder off amazon. So which do you recommend? The ones that only do cross-cut? Or the micro-shredding ones? Will a paper shredder let me get rid of junk mail and other papers easier if they are shredded? Right now I just cut them into several pieces with a scissors and throw them away. I think I would like a way to shred up old papers and junkmail really really small so I can throw more of it away at one time.

 

Josh

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: screwdriver set for opening laptop?

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

Enes,

        I can't speak to your set, but in general, these bits are held in to the driver handles magnetically, and weak (but sufficient) magnetism is present in the bit to hold tiny screws.

        But that's different than screwdrivers that have magnetized tips, which is what you were discussing earlier.

         I have a very low cost precision screwdriver with LED lighting that holds the bits in it via magnetism, and it can and does hold on to the screws when I'm taking them out.  At least until I give the screw enough of a bump to knock it off the driver, which is very, very easy to do with tiny screws.
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Re: nvda doesn't tell me which cells are selected in libreoffice calc.

Quentin Christensen
 

Just confirming that as per the discussion on the linked issue - https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/6897 - it's not that we're ignoring it, but that we need LibreOffice to expose what is happening so we can report it.  We have had virtually no success in getting any traction on issues with LibreOffice.

For the record, I found this issue reported against LibreOffice back in 2016 which is still listed as "New"... https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=100086

If anyone has any contacts with LibreOffice developers, do please feel free to get them in touch with us...

Quentin.

On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 11:51 PM Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
And is the responsibility with NVDA or with the program itself?  Did the
program work properly in this respect in the past?  Did the same version of
the program work properly with an earlier version of NVDA?  It may be that
NVDA can be made to work properly with this feature of Libre Office, but
various programs included with Libre Office have long not been properly
accessible.  I don't know how the program sends such information to NVDA and
it may require the developers of Libre Office to address the problem or it
may take unreasonable time and resources for NVDA to correct something that
is a fault of the program, given the priorities and resource limitations you
spoke of.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 7:45 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] nvda doesn't tell me which cells are selected in
libreoffice calc.

Do we know that NV Access is ignoring this issue? We need to consider
that they have many bugs in the queue and that these issues need to be
carefully prioritized and, as we say in the industry, groomed based on
many factors. How severe is the bug? How many users might it affect?
What is the level of effort needed in order to determine what is causing
the issue and what is needed to correct it? How many developers do we
have and which one(s) should be assigned to address it and what is their
current bandwidth and workload? Don't get me wrong; I am not downplaying
the severity of this issue. Not receiving audible or possibly Braille
feedback while selecting cells in a spreadsheet is an accessibility
defect and it should be addressed. I'm only saying that there are many
factors which determine how, when or if it can/will be addressed? I
think that we should be very careful in making statements such as saying
that a company is ignoring an issue just because it hasn't been
addressed or commented on in a Github ticket. There may have been
discussions about prioritizing LibreOffice accessibility issues that we
as end users wouldn't necessarily know about.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 10/14/2020 8:24 AM, Norman wrote:
> You're right on the version number. using version 7.0.2.2
>
> Searching github, this seems to be a long standing issue that nvaccess is
> ignoring.
>
>
> https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgithub.com%2Fnvaccess%2Fnvda%2Fissues%2F6897&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Ce8e238f6e1e345780d3c08d8703c3552%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637382751176325234&amp;sdata=DWoE2%2BSH7X5j1fzfr%2Bso6WSV2aVt7Du8sNr%2Fe4t6XPg%3D&amp;reserved=0
>
> I'm not on the nvda list, but this would be worth reporting there.
>
>
> Thanks.
>
>
>
> On 10/14/2020 8:17 AM, David Goldfield wrote:
>> > Latest means latest, right?
>>
>> On one level, yes. However, please consider that someone who says "I am
>> using the latest version of NVDA might sincerely believe that he is using
>> the very latest version but may actually be using an earlier version
>> without realizing it. He may not have been aware that one or more
>> versions had been subsequently released since the version that he
>> installed or which may have been installed for him. In fact, since a new
>> version of NVDA was just released yesterday I can't assume that the user
>> might actually be aware of this fact. Therefore, a user who tells me that
>> he is using the latest version of a program doesn't actually verify to me
>> that we're talking about the latest version. Specifying version numbers
>> removes this ambiguity.
>> For LibreOffice, the latest version is 7.0.2. Is this the one you are
>> running?
>>
>> David Goldfield,
>> Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
>> JAWS Certified, 2019
>>
>> https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.davidgoldfield.org%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Ce8e238f6e1e345780d3c08d8703c3552%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637382751176325234&amp;sdata=Xz2G6ktNvhU7mU2kQbM6AJKszmhkhFXIgww2%2BWFjF6k%3D&amp;reserved=0
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>> On 10/14/2020 7:55 AM, Norman wrote:
>>> Latest means latest, right?
>>>
>>> nvda 2020.3 and libreoffice 7.2.2
>>>
>>> I'll check github.
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>>
>>> On 10/14/2020 6:01 AM, David Goldfield wrote:
>>>> Norman, while I don't write this to be unkind could you tell us the
>>>> exact version of NVDA and of LibreOffice you are using. I know you said
>>>> that you are using the latest version of NVDA but that doesn't tell us
>>>> exactly which version you are using.
>>>> I can confirm that this is an issue using NVDA 2020.3 and LibreOffice
>>>> Calc 7.0.1. I would encourage you to search the NV Access Github to see
>>>> if this has been filed as a bug. If it has not please do report this if
>>>> you have not already done so.
>>>>
>>>> David Goldfield,
>>>> Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
>>>> JAWS Certified, 2019
>>>>
>>>> https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.davidgoldfield.org%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Ce8e238f6e1e345780d3c08d8703c3552%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637382751176325234&amp;sdata=Xz2G6ktNvhU7mU2kQbM6AJKszmhkhFXIgww2%2BWFjF6k%3D&amp;reserved=0
>>>>
>>>> On 10/14/2020 5:37 AM, Norman wrote:
>>>>> Hello all.
>>>>>
>>>>> As the subject line says, if using libreoffice with the latest version
>>>>> of nvda nvda doesn't report which cells i'm selecting if i hold down
>>>>> shift and use the arrow keys.
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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.
-
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.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: October 14, 2020 6:14 PM
To: TechTalk Mailing List <TechTalk@groups.io>
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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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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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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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.

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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
 

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.
-
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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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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