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Re: 5g and me

enes sarıbaş
 

Hi Chris,

I think you mean I9 not I10 lol. There is a significant difference etween an i3 and i5, and an even more larger one between an i5 and i7. It just improves the user experience substantially. a faster processor means you don't wait 50 seconds to wait for audacity to encode a 10 mb file.

On 10/16/2020 11:21 PM, chris judge wrote:
I find it amusing that this topic pops up every so often. We kick it around for a week or so, then it just dies out with no resolution. Personally I have no interest in what others spend their money on. I don't drive and never will, thus I have none of the expenses a driver has.
Every three or four years I treat myself to a new computer, and I usually buy a fairly powerful beast. Last year I chose an i10 processor with 16 gig of ram and a 512 sshd, as well as a 2 TB mechanical drive for data. Did I need all that? As N adult the only person who can, and should be answering that question is me. I would also like to state in closing that those who still believe there is no significant difference between a solid state drive and a mechanical one simply doesn't know what he/she is talking about, because if you have ever experienced the difference you would know, and while windows 10 runs find with 8 gig of ram even while running a screen reader, it runs better with 16. I know because I have both. Gene, I find you like to quote other sources when forming your opinion on things. Since you are still on windows 7, don't you think it's time to join the majority of us and update your technology experiences?



Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: October 16, 2020 6:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

It sounds like we have different computer needs and purposes, and so we get what suits us. One does not work for all, which is why there is a variety.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of enes saribas
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 5:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

It isn't like highway racing Its like buying a 50 dollar work chair instead of a much more comfortable 500 dollar one or so, which you will sit in for 10 hours. You will curse yourself for the few hundred you didn't spend because of the annoying lags, absence of features etc that are standard on premium machines.

On 10/16/2020 6:44 AM, Gene wrote:
If you aren't an ordinary user and your comments may not apply to them
that should be specified in your comments. Also, if these defects are
so terrible, please explain the favorable reviews I found. I simply
don't believe that chincy, fall apart, or severely defective products
are generally produced. That's an excellent way to alienate a lot of
users and get a bad reputation that may taint the whole line,
including more expensive computers among users.

I can't comment on your individual experiences but at the same time,
logic dicctates, as well as the large number of favorable reviews that
can be found for machines in the six to seven hundred dollar range and
the occasional chea[per machine, that your generalizations are incorrect.

Three or four hundred dollars is a lot of money for a lot of people
and buying a thousand dollar or more machine for a lot of people is
like buying a racing car when you will be doing mostly highway driving
and neighborhood driving.

We'll see what other people have to say.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 6:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Hi Gene,

I am not an ordinary user. When I purchase a computer, I will not
settle for anything less than the best. This system, while still able
to run browsers and regular websites ok, struggles and crashes freezes
when running large websites. The difference in processor technology
reached a critically dramatic point when I thhought replacing this was
a good option. Every component on my new machine should at least
provide a 100% improvement or more, even ram speeds, 1600 vs 3200.

Flaws on laptops on that price range are usually intolerable. A cheap
case will not cool properly, and will bend or warp easily. For
example, my laptop's plastic yields under the DVD drive. Cooling isn't
fixable with a cooling pad. Unfortunately with the focus on
portability cooling is taking a back seat with laptops. If fans are
too small for the thermals, or if vents are too small, that throttles down the processor.
For sighted people, the screens of such machines are terrible in
quality. And a USB keyboard adds unneeded bulk to laptops. Look at a
list of best laptops on any sight, and you won't see any machines in
your price range that make those lists. Here is an article which
describes why it makes sense to pay for a better laptop.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/dont-be-so-cheap-five-reasons-
you-should-spend-more-on-your-next-laptop/



On 10/16/2020 5:53 AM, Gene wrote:
Few ports won't matter with hubs available and many people may well
not need more than the ports offered. Keyboards, I don't know how
serious a problem that is. My lapptop, I don't know if it is in the
minority, as a very nice keyboard with large keys and a nice feel.
While a keyboard that is more difficult or unpleasant to use than it
should be would be an annoyance, at least when used at home, and
laptops these days often replace desktops, its easy enough to use a
USB keyboard. If this is a problem with many laptops, it is hardly a
major flaw and hardly rises to the level justifying spending hundreds
of dollars more to solve unless you use the laptop portably some or
much of the time and you can't find a portable keyboard that
satisfies your needs. Cooling? If you are talking about laptops,
the person can use a cooling pad. Not a serious problem at all.

I don't know what problems you are referring to by material design.
I'll look at the page, but the objections you have discussed don't
justify spending more on a machine unless you want to use the laptop
while away from home and a solution to a flaw makes its use
unreasonably inconvenient, something I think won't happen with most
of the flaws you have discussed. Then, too, people who live anywhere
near a computer store or Walmart or Best Buy or other such stores can
inspect computers in person. And there are always user reviews and
reviews in computer magazines such as the best laptops for 2020 and
other reviews such as the best laptops for 2020 costing under this or
that amount of money. And there are lists like this, good places to
ask what machines people are using and for evaluations or to ask
about a specific machine or machines you are interested in.

In short, you can pick the flaw that either won't matter to you or
will be easy to work around, given how you use the computer or you
can try to find one without such flaws and I would think some
computers without them perhaps many, if you look, can be found.

While your objection is interesting because it leads to a discussion
of the ways to find a good computer, it doesn't justify spending more
money for the majority of users.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 3:10 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Hi Gene,

Systems in that price range today have major flaws, iether few ports,
cooling, keyboard, mouse, material design. You can view notebookcheck
and similar technology sites, and read reviews for systems in
different price brackets, and all of those systems will have their
flaws mentioned. Whether these flaws matter though depends on the
flaw or person.

On 10/15/2020 9:04 PM, Gene wrote:
And so are laptops. Your information is wrong. I bought a laptop
about nine years ago, and certainly you would get more power for the
same price now, for about 480 dollars. It has worked very well. It
is not compromised. It doesn't have defects.

And no one said a 500 dollar computer is good for everyone. I'm not
talking about gamers or power users. I'm talking about the majority
of Internet users who stream, surf, use a word processor, record
audio, and do other tasks that are not particularly demanding.


Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Just because you may consider a system adequate for your own needs
doesn't mean it is for is for everyone. A system like that would
have major compremises. For clerification, I am talking about laptop
prices, desktops in that price range may in fact be midrange. What I
am saying is a minimum system for anyone should have a 6 core or so
CPU, 8 gb or
16 gb of dual channel ram, an I5processor etc.

On 10/15/2020 7:08 PM, Monte Single wrote:
Hi list,
: enes sarıbaş thinks a 500 dollar computer/laptop is less than
adequate for the average user.
He is not the first person on the list to express such thoughts.
The one time I spent more than that for a computer was for the
first one I purchased; that was in the last millennium.
If I spent 500 u s dollars on a computer today, it would be built
with quality parts and be more than adequate for the average
computer user's needs.
: enes sarıbaş go forth and conquer, spend the big bucks.
Hopefully it will stimulate the economy.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf
Of Gene
Sent: October 15, 2020 5:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

That simply is not true. A lot of people have machines in the five
hundred dollar range and they work fine.

And five hundred dollar machines aren't just barely competent
machines.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

No, I would not buy a 500 dollar machine. In fact, I would exclude
machines below a certain build quality as a matter of principle. Is
saving every little penny really worth it for a device people use
12 hours a day or more? possibly? Those machines usually have more
than one major flaw, and have barebone specs. I think a power user
should get a pc above the 1000 dollar range, and a regular user, if
they can aford it should go around 700-800. The difference between
an entry level, and even midrange computer is very apparent in
build quality, as well as components. A midrange system will
probably have one or two important flaws, but a budget system will
have three or more, iether bad keyboard, cheap material, poor
cooling, etc.

On 10/15/2020 7:15 AM, Gene wrote:
And I suspect you spent over a thousand dollars to do what a five
hundred dollar computer can do, less if on sale ormanufacturer
refurbished. I don't know enough technically to discuss some of
your technical points, but I'll say the following:
The advice I see from computer advisors is that for the majority
of people, purchasing a machine somewhere in the five hundred
dollar range will meet their needs. And even if memory
requirements have gone up for some programs, they haven't gone up
nearly enough that more than 8GB of ram is recommended for the
majority of users. That is the recommendation and it has been for years.

A little money here, a little money there, a more powerful
processor, and pretty soon, you are spending five hundred dollars
or more than you need to and gambling that your machine will last
far longer than the generally agreed on length for reliable
service, five years. I think it is a very bad gamble, not because
the machine won't last longer, it may well do so, but you are
spending a lot more money now for performance parameters that will
be much less expensive when you replace the computer. And the
typical user, buying a machine around the five hundred dollar
range today, unless their uses change radically, won't have
problems that will require a new machine probably for the life of the current one.

And what about technological changes itself? If you bought a
machine in the Windows 7 days that was future proofed, in your
opinion at that time, it might not run Windows 10 now. My
understanding is, and if I'm wrong, I'm sure I will be corrected,
that a lot of Windows 7 machines won't run Windows 10 because
Microsoft now requires that different processors be used.

While I don't think that sort of thing will happen if one buys a
machine now for use seven or ten years into the future and are
attempting to future proof it, you are again gambling that newer
technologies wohn't come along that will render your computer less
useable, no matter how you future proof it now.

Gene.
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

This isn't correct. Browsers, and other day to day applications
even, dramatically have increased ram usage, as well as CPU power.
For example, Zoom will only let you blur the background of video
if you have a quad core processor. If you buy a dual core as
opposed to a quad core processor for example, it will struggle at
even the most basic of tasks, and in 5 years, or even in a few
years, programas even screen readers will begin to lag. This
happened with my core I5 4200M.
I thought a dual core was ok, though this was a system gifted to me.
Had I been choosing my own system then, I would've gone for an I7,
and now, this dual core is not even good enough for browsing.
Large websites will freeze it and even when I had it, intensive
apps like finereader will lag significantly independant of ram.
This is exactly I future proofed my next laptop, with a 1tb SSD,
32 gb of ram, and an
r7 4800H processor from AMD, with a 4.2 GHZ boost across all cores.
This should be powerful enough to run anything conceivable in the
next
5 or so years, except maybe AI workloads.
On 10/15/2020 6:07 AM, Gene wrote:
I've seen others, and I believe you, too, make the future proof
argument for buying a more powerful computer than the person's
anticipated needs because it will be useful longer because you
never know when your needs will change. I've always thought such
arguments were not good ones. For one thing, a lot of people will
continue to use computers in about the same ways as now and if
they do use them in more demanding ways, those will not likely
tax the computer if they buy a computer that isn't just barely
powerful enough to do what they want.

Also, technology continues to become more powerful and cost less.
So,
in five years, the projected reliable life of a computer, you
will be able to buy one to meet your needs then for less money
than you are paying now. In addition, though it’s a gamble, many
computers last more than five years, many significantly more.
Every dollar you overspend to be future proofed that you didn't
need because your needs didn't change and all the extra power of
your computer remains unused is increasingly wasted, the longer
your computer lasts.

It makes much more sense to buy a computer that is powerful
enough to meet your current needs well if you don't anticipate
major changes in how you will use your computer and are
reasonably confident that you won't do things in future that will
exceed the ability of the computer.

Spending one-thousand dollars to future proof a machine, just in
case, maybe you use your machine much differently in the future,
when you could spend five hundred dollars today and three hundred
dollars in fived or seven or eight years for another machine that
you would probably use in similar ways as you do now or not much,
is a bad idea.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me



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.















































Re: NVDA is improved!

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

For me, one of the most noticeable improvements with recent NVDA versions is its responsiveness in navigating through Word files with standard arrow key navigation. On newer, faster machines this was never really a problem. However, with my older Dell desktop there would often be a significant lag from the time I pressed a navigation key, such as right arrow, until the time when I actually received feedback on where my cursor or caret had moved to. There were settings I could adjust to make the delay more tolerable but Word was usually not a joy to use with NVDA. With some of the newer options which have been recently added the responsiveness in Word is now nearly as instant as what I receive in Notepad and, for me, this is just fantastic. Many thanks to NV Access for improving the accessibility to Office.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 10/17/2020 7:24 AM, Victor wrote:
I started using NVDA shortly after it’s first release. I did so because I wanted to support a free screen reader in the hopes that it would eventually be as good as jaws. Back then, I wasn’t sure that it ever would be. Thankfully, it is definitely as good as jaws and it may turn out to be better than jaws someday soon. I’m glad you’re enjoying the latest version.

Blessings,

Victor
On Oct 17, 2020, at 4:15 AM, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:

Hi all,

I used to have to switch to a different screen reader when I wanted to use the BARD Express program because NVDA wouldn't read the entire anotation. I also used to have to switch when doing anything having to do with lists because NVDA would continually tell me the top item in the list before it would voice the current one. This was annoying.

I find now, after the recent update, that both these problems have been resolved! I'm a happy camper and I'm using NVDA almost exclusively. Oh, and BTW, I like the way it behaves in Zoom!

Ann P.

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Re: NVDA is improved!

Victor
 

I started using NVDA shortly after it’s first release. I did so because I wanted to support a free screen reader in the hopes that it would eventually be as good as jaws. Back then, I wasn’t sure that it ever would be. Thankfully, it is definitely as good as jaws and it may turn out to be better than jaws someday soon. I’m glad you’re enjoying the latest version.

Blessings,

Victor

On Oct 17, 2020, at 4:15 AM, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:

Hi all,

I used to have to switch to a different screen reader when I wanted to use the BARD Express program because NVDA wouldn't read the entire anotation. I also used to have to switch when doing anything having to do with lists because NVDA would continually tell me the top item in the list before it would voice the current one. This was annoying.

I find now, after the recent update, that both these problems have been resolved! I'm a happy camper and I'm using NVDA almost exclusively. Oh, and BTW, I like the way it behaves in Zoom!

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."





NVDA is improved!

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

I used to have to switch to a different screen reader when I wanted to use the BARD Express program because NVDA wouldn't read the entire anotation. I also used to have to switch when doing anything having to do with lists because NVDA would continually tell me the top item in the list before it would voice the current one. This was annoying.

I find now, after the recent update, that both these problems have been resolved! I'm a happy camper and I'm using NVDA almost exclusively. Oh, and BTW, I like the way it behaves in Zoom!

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


ram and SSD not detected by new laptop

enes sarıbaş
 

Hi all,

So when purchasing a laptop I  opted to buy my own ram modules and SSD. However, as I was inserting the modules for the first time, I  spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out the correct direction to insert them. However, when I did insert one, it firmly clicked into place. The second one only inserted backside up in the same position. The clips  latched on and hold it, but it seems to buldge a bit, and the clips didn't audibly click. When inserting the SSD, the  SSD slot was covered by a piece of plastic wrap. I unscrewed the screw, inserted into the MDOC2 slot and screwed the screw back on. However, the SSd was loose, and the plastic came loose. My question is,  what did I do wrong exactly with the SSD? And is that plastic wrap needed? I inserted it again, and it seems to be ok,  but the dirve isn't detected by bios iether. And only one of the ram modules is detected. What can I do about this? Do I pull the clips apart and press downward to seat the memory module. I assume it was inserted correctly, as it isn't possible apparently to insert ram the wrong way.


Re: 5g and me

chris judge
 

I find it amusing that this topic pops up every so often. We kick it around for a week or so, then it just dies out with no resolution. Personally I have no interest in what others spend their money on. I don't drive and never will, thus I have none of the expenses a driver has.
Every three or four years I treat myself to a new computer, and I usually buy a fairly powerful beast. Last year I chose an i10 processor with 16 gig of ram and a 512 sshd, as well as a 2 TB mechanical drive for data. Did I need all that? As N adult the only person who can, and should be answering that question is me. I would also like to state in closing that those who still believe there is no significant difference between a solid state drive and a mechanical one simply doesn't know what he/she is talking about, because if you have ever experienced the difference you would know, and while windows 10 runs find with 8 gig of ram even while running a screen reader, it runs better with 16. I know because I have both. Gene, I find you like to quote other sources when forming your opinion on things. Since you are still on windows 7, don't you think it's time to join the majority of us and update your technology experiences?



Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: October 16, 2020 6:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

It sounds like we have different computer needs and purposes, and so we get what suits us. One does not work for all, which is why there is a variety.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of enes saribas
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 5:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

It isn't like highway racing Its like buying a 50 dollar work chair instead of a much more comfortable 500 dollar one or so, which you will sit in for 10 hours. You will curse yourself for the few hundred you didn't spend because of the annoying lags, absence of features etc that are standard on premium machines.

On 10/16/2020 6:44 AM, Gene wrote:
If you aren't an ordinary user and your comments may not apply to them
that should be specified in your comments. Also, if these defects are
so terrible, please explain the favorable reviews I found. I simply
don't believe that chincy, fall apart, or severely defective products
are generally produced. That's an excellent way to alienate a lot of
users and get a bad reputation that may taint the whole line,
including more expensive computers among users.

I can't comment on your individual experiences but at the same time,
logic dicctates, as well as the large number of favorable reviews that
can be found for machines in the six to seven hundred dollar range and
the occasional chea[per machine, that your generalizations are incorrect.

Three or four hundred dollars is a lot of money for a lot of people
and buying a thousand dollar or more machine for a lot of people is
like buying a racing car when you will be doing mostly highway driving
and neighborhood driving.

We'll see what other people have to say.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 6:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Hi Gene,

I am not an ordinary user. When I purchase a computer, I will not
settle for anything less than the best. This system, while still able
to run browsers and regular websites ok, struggles and crashes freezes
when running large websites. The difference in processor technology
reached a critically dramatic point when I thhought replacing this was
a good option. Every component on my new machine should at least
provide a 100% improvement or more, even ram speeds, 1600 vs 3200.

Flaws on laptops on that price range are usually intolerable. A cheap
case will not cool properly, and will bend or warp easily. For
example, my laptop's plastic yields under the DVD drive. Cooling isn't
fixable with a cooling pad. Unfortunately with the focus on
portability cooling is taking a back seat with laptops. If fans are
too small for the thermals, or if vents are too small, that throttles down the processor.
For sighted people, the screens of such machines are terrible in
quality. And a USB keyboard adds unneeded bulk to laptops. Look at a
list of best laptops on any sight, and you won't see any machines in
your price range that make those lists. Here is an article which
describes why it makes sense to pay for a better laptop.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/dont-be-so-cheap-five-reasons-
you-should-spend-more-on-your-next-laptop/



On 10/16/2020 5:53 AM, Gene wrote:
Few ports won't matter with hubs available and many people may well
not need more than the ports offered. Keyboards, I don't know how
serious a problem that is. My lapptop, I don't know if it is in the
minority, as a very nice keyboard with large keys and a nice feel.
While a keyboard that is more difficult or unpleasant to use than it
should be would be an annoyance, at least when used at home, and
laptops these days often replace desktops, its easy enough to use a
USB keyboard. If this is a problem with many laptops, it is hardly a
major flaw and hardly rises to the level justifying spending hundreds
of dollars more to solve unless you use the laptop portably some or
much of the time and you can't find a portable keyboard that
satisfies your needs. Cooling? If you are talking about laptops,
the person can use a cooling pad. Not a serious problem at all.

I don't know what problems you are referring to by material design.
I'll look at the page, but the objections you have discussed don't
justify spending more on a machine unless you want to use the laptop
while away from home and a solution to a flaw makes its use
unreasonably inconvenient, something I think won't happen with most
of the flaws you have discussed. Then, too, people who live anywhere
near a computer store or Walmart or Best Buy or other such stores can
inspect computers in person. And there are always user reviews and
reviews in computer magazines such as the best laptops for 2020 and
other reviews such as the best laptops for 2020 costing under this or
that amount of money. And there are lists like this, good places to
ask what machines people are using and for evaluations or to ask
about a specific machine or machines you are interested in.

In short, you can pick the flaw that either won't matter to you or
will be easy to work around, given how you use the computer or you
can try to find one without such flaws and I would think some
computers without them perhaps many, if you look, can be found.

While your objection is interesting because it leads to a discussion
of the ways to find a good computer, it doesn't justify spending more
money for the majority of users.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 3:10 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Hi Gene,

Systems in that price range today have major flaws, iether few ports,
cooling, keyboard, mouse, material design. You can view notebookcheck
and similar technology sites, and read reviews for systems in
different price brackets, and all of those systems will have their
flaws mentioned. Whether these flaws matter though depends on the
flaw or person.

On 10/15/2020 9:04 PM, Gene wrote:
And so are laptops. Your information is wrong. I bought a laptop
about nine years ago, and certainly you would get more power for the
same price now, for about 480 dollars. It has worked very well. It
is not compromised. It doesn't have defects.

And no one said a 500 dollar computer is good for everyone. I'm not
talking about gamers or power users. I'm talking about the majority
of Internet users who stream, surf, use a word processor, record
audio, and do other tasks that are not particularly demanding.


Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Just because you may consider a system adequate for your own needs
doesn't mean it is for is for everyone. A system like that would
have major compremises. For clerification, I am talking about laptop
prices, desktops in that price range may in fact be midrange. What I
am saying is a minimum system for anyone should have a 6 core or so
CPU, 8 gb or
16 gb of dual channel ram, an I5processor etc.

On 10/15/2020 7:08 PM, Monte Single wrote:
Hi list,
: enes sarıbaş thinks a 500 dollar computer/laptop is less than
adequate for the average user.
He is not the first person on the list to express such thoughts.
The one time I spent more than that for a computer was for the
first one I purchased; that was in the last millennium.
If I spent 500 u s dollars on a computer today, it would be built
with quality parts and be more than adequate for the average
computer user's needs.
: enes sarıbaş go forth and conquer, spend the big bucks.
Hopefully it will stimulate the economy.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf
Of Gene
Sent: October 15, 2020 5:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

That simply is not true. A lot of people have machines in the five
hundred dollar range and they work fine.

And five hundred dollar machines aren't just barely competent
machines.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

No, I would not buy a 500 dollar machine. In fact, I would exclude
machines below a certain build quality as a matter of principle. Is
saving every little penny really worth it for a device people use
12 hours a day or more? possibly? Those machines usually have more
than one major flaw, and have barebone specs. I think a power user
should get a pc above the 1000 dollar range, and a regular user, if
they can aford it should go around 700-800. The difference between
an entry level, and even midrange computer is very apparent in
build quality, as well as components. A midrange system will
probably have one or two important flaws, but a budget system will
have three or more, iether bad keyboard, cheap material, poor
cooling, etc.

On 10/15/2020 7:15 AM, Gene wrote:
And I suspect you spent over a thousand dollars to do what a five
hundred dollar computer can do, less if on sale ormanufacturer
refurbished. I don't know enough technically to discuss some of
your technical points, but I'll say the following:
The advice I see from computer advisors is that for the majority
of people, purchasing a machine somewhere in the five hundred
dollar range will meet their needs. And even if memory
requirements have gone up for some programs, they haven't gone up
nearly enough that more than 8GB of ram is recommended for the
majority of users. That is the recommendation and it has been for years.

A little money here, a little money there, a more powerful
processor, and pretty soon, you are spending five hundred dollars
or more than you need to and gambling that your machine will last
far longer than the generally agreed on length for reliable
service, five years. I think it is a very bad gamble, not because
the machine won't last longer, it may well do so, but you are
spending a lot more money now for performance parameters that will
be much less expensive when you replace the computer. And the
typical user, buying a machine around the five hundred dollar
range today, unless their uses change radically, won't have
problems that will require a new machine probably for the life of the current one.

And what about technological changes itself? If you bought a
machine in the Windows 7 days that was future proofed, in your
opinion at that time, it might not run Windows 10 now. My
understanding is, and if I'm wrong, I'm sure I will be corrected,
that a lot of Windows 7 machines won't run Windows 10 because
Microsoft now requires that different processors be used.

While I don't think that sort of thing will happen if one buys a
machine now for use seven or ten years into the future and are
attempting to future proof it, you are again gambling that newer
technologies wohn't come along that will render your computer less
useable, no matter how you future proof it now.

Gene.
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

This isn't correct. Browsers, and other day to day applications
even, dramatically have increased ram usage, as well as CPU power.
For example, Zoom will only let you blur the background of video
if you have a quad core processor. If you buy a dual core as
opposed to a quad core processor for example, it will struggle at
even the most basic of tasks, and in 5 years, or even in a few
years, programas even screen readers will begin to lag. This
happened with my core I5 4200M.
I thought a dual core was ok, though this was a system gifted to me.
Had I been choosing my own system then, I would've gone for an I7,
and now, this dual core is not even good enough for browsing.
Large websites will freeze it and even when I had it, intensive
apps like finereader will lag significantly independant of ram.
This is exactly I future proofed my next laptop, with a 1tb SSD,
32 gb of ram, and an
r7 4800H processor from AMD, with a 4.2 GHZ boost across all cores.
This should be powerful enough to run anything conceivable in the
next
5 or so years, except maybe AI workloads.
On 10/15/2020 6:07 AM, Gene wrote:
I've seen others, and I believe you, too, make the future proof
argument for buying a more powerful computer than the person's
anticipated needs because it will be useful longer because you
never know when your needs will change. I've always thought such
arguments were not good ones. For one thing, a lot of people will
continue to use computers in about the same ways as now and if
they do use them in more demanding ways, those will not likely
tax the computer if they buy a computer that isn't just barely
powerful enough to do what they want.

Also, technology continues to become more powerful and cost less.
So,
in five years, the projected reliable life of a computer, you
will be able to buy one to meet your needs then for less money
than you are paying now. In addition, though it’s a gamble, many
computers last more than five years, many significantly more.
Every dollar you overspend to be future proofed that you didn't
need because your needs didn't change and all the extra power of
your computer remains unused is increasingly wasted, the longer
your computer lasts.

It makes much more sense to buy a computer that is powerful
enough to meet your current needs well if you don't anticipate
major changes in how you will use your computer and are
reasonably confident that you won't do things in future that will
exceed the ability of the computer.

Spending one-thousand dollars to future proof a machine, just in
case, maybe you use your machine much differently in the future,
when you could spend five hundred dollars today and three hundred
dollars in fived or seven or eight years for another machine that
you would probably use in similar ways as you do now or not much,
is a bad idea.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me



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.







































Re: 5g and me

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

I agree with Mr. Judge that it is impossible for anyone who has not used two technologies that serve the same purpose, storage in this case, but behave very differently can understand or appreciate the differences as they exhibit themselves in practice.

There is a huge difference between overall performance on a system using an SSD versus an HDD, even a "fast" 7200 RPM HDD.  I don't know of a single person, no matter how "light" their usage is, that doesn't comment on how much more sprightly and immediate in response a system becomes when you go from an HDD to an SSD.

When it comes to computers in general they can only be as fast as the slowest link in the chain, and for years now the slowest link was disk seek behavior for HDDs.

--

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: Working wit PDFs

Abbie Taylor
 


-- I'm not sure if you can set Word to open pdf files, since this program converts these files into a docx format before opening them. But if you open the pdf file in Chrome, you can simply press Control plus S to save the file and specify where you want it to go. Then, you can navigate to the file in Word and press Enter to open it, and the program should convert the file for you. I hope this helps.


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.comI'm not sure if you can set Word to open pdf files, since this program converts these files into a docx format before opening them. But if you open the pdf file in Chrome, you can simply press Control plus S to save the file and specify where you want it to go. Then, you can navigate to the file in Word and press Enter to open it, and the program should convert the file for you. I hope this helps.

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: 5g and me

enes sarıbaş
 

I don't know about anyone else, but I hate waiting for my computer to do things. Whatever I do, I expect my computer to do it very  quickly, as fast as possible. For example, I do not want to wait 5 hours to upload a 1 gb file to google drive with DSL, which is why I switched to LTE internet, which, believe it or not is actually significantly cheaper, or why I got the fastest SSD on the market.

On 10/16/2020 4:58 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
It sounds like we have different computer needs and purposes, and so we get what suits us. One does not work for all, which is why there is a variety.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of enes saribas
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 5:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

It isn't like highway racing Its like buying a 50 dollar work chair instead of a much more comfortable 500 dollar one or so, which you will sit in for 10 hours. You will curse yourself for the few hundred you didn't spend because of the annoying lags, absence of features etc that are standard on premium machines.

On 10/16/2020 6:44 AM, Gene wrote:
If you aren't an ordinary user and your comments may not apply to them
that should be specified in your comments. Also, if these defects are
so terrible, please explain the favorable reviews I found. I simply
don't believe that chincy, fall apart, or severely defective products
are generally produced. That's an excellent way to alienate a lot of
users and get a bad reputation that may taint the whole line,
including more expensive computers among users.

I can't comment on your individual experiences but at the same time,
logic dicctates, as well as the large number of favorable reviews that
can be found for machines in the six to seven hundred dollar range and
the occasional chea[per machine, that your generalizations are incorrect.

Three or four hundred dollars is a lot of money for a lot of people
and buying a thousand dollar or more machine for a lot of people is
like buying a racing car when you will be doing mostly highway driving
and neighborhood driving.

We'll see what other people have to say.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 6:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Hi Gene,

I am not an ordinary user. When I purchase a computer, I will not
settle for anything less than the best. This system, while still able
to run browsers and regular websites ok, struggles and crashes freezes
when running large websites. The difference in processor technology
reached a critically dramatic point when I thhought replacing this was
a good option. Every component on my new machine should at least
provide a 100% improvement or more, even ram speeds, 1600 vs 3200.

Flaws on laptops on that price range are usually intolerable. A cheap
case will not cool properly, and will bend or warp easily. For
example, my laptop's plastic yields under the DVD drive. Cooling isn't
fixable with a cooling pad. Unfortunately with the focus on
portability cooling is taking a back seat with laptops. If fans are
too small for the thermals, or if vents are too small, that throttles down the processor.
For sighted people, the screens of such machines are terrible in
quality. And a USB keyboard adds unneeded bulk to laptops. Look at a
list of best laptops on any sight, and you won't see any machines in
your price range that make those lists. Here is an article which
describes why it makes sense to pay for a better laptop.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/dont-be-so-cheap-five-reasons-
you-should-spend-more-on-your-next-laptop/



On 10/16/2020 5:53 AM, Gene wrote:
Few ports won't matter with hubs available and many people may well
not need more than the ports offered. Keyboards, I don't know how
serious a problem that is. My lapptop, I don't know if it is in the
minority, as a very nice keyboard with large keys and a nice feel.
While a keyboard that is more difficult or unpleasant to use than it
should be would be an annoyance, at least when used at home, and
laptops these days often replace desktops, its easy enough to use a
USB keyboard. If this is a problem with many laptops, it is hardly a
major flaw and hardly rises to the level justifying spending hundreds
of dollars more to solve unless you use the laptop portably some or
much of the time and you can't find a portable keyboard that
satisfies your needs. Cooling? If you are talking about laptops,
the person can use a cooling pad. Not a serious problem at all.

I don't know what problems you are referring to by material design.
I'll look at the page, but the objections you have discussed don't
justify spending more on a machine unless you want to use the laptop
while away from home and a solution to a flaw makes its use
unreasonably inconvenient, something I think won't happen with most
of the flaws you have discussed. Then, too, people who live anywhere
near a computer store or Walmart or Best Buy or other such stores can
inspect computers in person. And there are always user reviews and
reviews in computer magazines such as the best laptops for 2020 and
other reviews such as the best laptops for 2020 costing under this or
that amount of money. And there are lists like this, good places to
ask what machines people are using and for evaluations or to ask
about a specific machine or machines you are interested in.

In short, you can pick the flaw that either won't matter to you or
will be easy to work around, given how you use the computer or you
can try to find one without such flaws and I would think some
computers without them perhaps many, if you look, can be found.

While your objection is interesting because it leads to a discussion
of the ways to find a good computer, it doesn't justify spending more
money for the majority of users.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 3:10 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Hi Gene,

Systems in that price range today have major flaws, iether few ports,
cooling, keyboard, mouse, material design. You can view notebookcheck
and similar technology sites, and read reviews for systems in
different price brackets, and all of those systems will have their
flaws mentioned. Whether these flaws matter though depends on the
flaw or person.

On 10/15/2020 9:04 PM, Gene wrote:
And so are laptops. Your information is wrong. I bought a laptop
about nine years ago, and certainly you would get more power for the
same price now, for about 480 dollars. It has worked very well. It
is not compromised. It doesn't have defects.

And no one said a 500 dollar computer is good for everyone. I'm not
talking about gamers or power users. I'm talking about the majority
of Internet users who stream, surf, use a word processor, record
audio, and do other tasks that are not particularly demanding.


Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Just because you may consider a system adequate for your own needs
doesn't mean it is for is for everyone. A system like that would
have major compremises. For clerification, I am talking about laptop
prices, desktops in that price range may in fact be midrange. What I
am saying is a minimum system for anyone should have a 6 core or so
CPU, 8 gb or
16 gb of dual channel ram, an I5processor etc.

On 10/15/2020 7:08 PM, Monte Single wrote:
Hi list,
: enes sarıbaş thinks a 500 dollar computer/laptop is less than
adequate for the average user.
He is not the first person on the list to express such thoughts.
The one time I spent more than that for a computer was for the
first one I purchased; that was in the last millennium.
If I spent 500 u s dollars on a computer today, it would be built
with quality parts and be more than adequate for the average
computer user's needs.
: enes sarıbaş go forth and conquer, spend the big bucks.
Hopefully it will stimulate the economy.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf
Of Gene
Sent: October 15, 2020 5:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

That simply is not true. A lot of people have machines in the five
hundred dollar range and they work fine.

And five hundred dollar machines aren't just barely competent
machines.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

No, I would not buy a 500 dollar machine. In fact, I would exclude
machines below a certain build quality as a matter of principle. Is
saving every little penny really worth it for a device people use
12 hours a day or more? possibly? Those machines usually have more
than one major flaw, and have barebone specs. I think a power user
should get a pc above the 1000 dollar range, and a regular user, if
they can aford it should go around 700-800. The difference between
an entry level, and even midrange computer is very apparent in
build quality, as well as components. A midrange system will
probably have one or two important flaws, but a budget system will
have three or more, iether bad keyboard, cheap material, poor
cooling, etc.

On 10/15/2020 7:15 AM, Gene wrote:
And I suspect you spent over a thousand dollars to do what a five
hundred dollar computer can do, less if on sale ormanufacturer
refurbished. I don't know enough technically to discuss some of
your technical points, but I'll say the following:
The advice I see from computer advisors is that for the majority
of people, purchasing a machine somewhere in the five hundred
dollar range will meet their needs. And even if memory
requirements have gone up for some programs, they haven't gone up
nearly enough that more than 8GB of ram is recommended for the
majority of users. That is the recommendation and it has been for years.

A little money here, a little money there, a more powerful
processor, and pretty soon, you are spending five hundred dollars
or more than you need to and gambling that your machine will last
far longer than the generally agreed on length for reliable
service, five years. I think it is a very bad gamble, not because
the machine won't last longer, it may well do so, but you are
spending a lot more money now for performance parameters that will
be much less expensive when you replace the computer. And the
typical user, buying a machine around the five hundred dollar
range today, unless their uses change radically, won't have
problems that will require a new machine probably for the life of the current one.

And what about technological changes itself? If you bought a
machine in the Windows 7 days that was future proofed, in your
opinion at that time, it might not run Windows 10 now. My
understanding is, and if I'm wrong, I'm sure I will be corrected,
that a lot of Windows 7 machines won't run Windows 10 because
Microsoft now requires that different processors be used.

While I don't think that sort of thing will happen if one buys a
machine now for use seven or ten years into the future and are
attempting to future proof it, you are again gambling that newer
technologies wohn't come along that will render your computer less
useable, no matter how you future proof it now.

Gene.
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

This isn't correct. Browsers, and other day to day applications
even, dramatically have increased ram usage, as well as CPU power.
For example, Zoom will only let you blur the background of video
if you have a quad core processor. If you buy a dual core as
opposed to a quad core processor for example, it will struggle at
even the most basic of tasks, and in 5 years, or even in a few
years, programas even screen readers will begin to lag. This
happened with my core I5 4200M.
I thought a dual core was ok, though this was a system gifted to me.
Had I been choosing my own system then, I would've gone for an I7,
and now, this dual core is not even good enough for browsing.
Large websites will freeze it and even when I had it, intensive
apps like finereader will lag significantly independant of ram.
This is exactly I future proofed my next laptop, with a 1tb SSD,
32 gb of ram, and an
r7 4800H processor from AMD, with a 4.2 GHZ boost across all cores.
This should be powerful enough to run anything conceivable in the
next
5 or so years, except maybe AI workloads.
On 10/15/2020 6:07 AM, Gene wrote:
I've seen others, and I believe you, too, make the future proof
argument for buying a more powerful computer than the person's
anticipated needs because it will be useful longer because you
never know when your needs will change. I've always thought such
arguments were not good ones. For one thing, a lot of people will
continue to use computers in about the same ways as now and if
they do use them in more demanding ways, those will not likely
tax the computer if they buy a computer that isn't just barely
powerful enough to do what they want.

Also, technology continues to become more powerful and cost less.
So,
in five years, the projected reliable life of a computer, you
will be able to buy one to meet your needs then for less money
than you are paying now. In addition, though it’s a gamble, many
computers last more than five years, many significantly more.
Every dollar you overspend to be future proofed that you didn't
need because your needs didn't change and all the extra power of
your computer remains unused is increasingly wasted, the longer
your computer lasts.

It makes much more sense to buy a computer that is powerful
enough to meet your current needs well if you don't anticipate
major changes in how you will use your computer and are
reasonably confident that you won't do things in future that will
exceed the ability of the computer.

Spending one-thousand dollars to future proof a machine, just in
case, maybe you use your machine much differently in the future,
when you could spend five hundred dollars today and three hundred
dollars in fived or seven or eight years for another machine that
you would probably use in similar ways as you do now or not much,
is a bad idea.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me



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.









































Re: Odd changes from m.facebook

Abbie Taylor
 

Yes, it's http://mbasic.facebook.com It's great. You can do just about anything here that you can do on the mobile site or main page. I hope that helps. 
--


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


locating my pages on fb(I'm using m.facebook.com

Kimsan
 

Hi,

All week, it’s been driving me bonkers lol.

So, looks like I’m forced to use edge.

So in saying that I am unable to locate the pages I’ve created on my fb page, how do I do this? I’m using latest jaws 2020 and edge.

I can’t use chrome hahah, because I forgot my fb pw.

 

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@...

If you are into HipHop or R&B, I invite you to subscribe to my youtube artist channel at

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFzrNcgBfHguK-LnnJMMylA

Also, you may follow me on twitter:

https://twitter.com/kims4ns0ng

 


Re: 5g and me

Carolyn Arnold
 

It sounds like we have different computer needs and purposes, and so we get what suits us. One does not work for all, which is why there is a variety.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of enes saribas
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 5:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

It isn't like highway racing Its like buying a 50 dollar work chair instead of a much more comfortable 500 dollar one or so, which you will sit in for 10 hours. You will curse yourself for the few hundred you didn't spend because of the annoying lags, absence of features etc that are standard on premium machines.

On 10/16/2020 6:44 AM, Gene wrote:
If you aren't an ordinary user and your comments may not apply to them
that should be specified in your comments. Also, if these defects are
so terrible, please explain the favorable reviews I found. I simply
don't believe that chincy, fall apart, or severely defective products
are generally produced. That's an excellent way to alienate a lot of
users and get a bad reputation that may taint the whole line,
including more expensive computers among users.

I can't comment on your individual experiences but at the same time,
logic dicctates, as well as the large number of favorable reviews that
can be found for machines in the six to seven hundred dollar range and
the occasional chea[per machine, that your generalizations are incorrect.

Three or four hundred dollars is a lot of money for a lot of people
and buying a thousand dollar or more machine for a lot of people is
like buying a racing car when you will be doing mostly highway driving
and neighborhood driving.

We'll see what other people have to say.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 6:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Hi Gene,

I am not an ordinary user. When I purchase a computer, I will not
settle for anything less than the best. This system, while still able
to run browsers and regular websites ok, struggles and crashes freezes
when running large websites. The difference in processor technology
reached a critically dramatic point when I thhought replacing this was
a good option. Every component on my new machine should at least
provide a 100% improvement or more, even ram speeds, 1600 vs 3200.

Flaws on laptops on that price range are usually intolerable. A cheap
case will not cool properly, and will bend or warp easily. For
example, my laptop's plastic yields under the DVD drive. Cooling isn't
fixable with a cooling pad. Unfortunately with the focus on
portability cooling is taking a back seat with laptops. If fans are
too small for the thermals, or if vents are too small, that throttles down the processor.
For sighted people, the screens of such machines are terrible in
quality. And a USB keyboard adds unneeded bulk to laptops. Look at a
list of best laptops on any sight, and you won't see any machines in
your price range that make those lists. Here is an article which
describes why it makes sense to pay for a better laptop.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/dont-be-so-cheap-five-reasons-
you-should-spend-more-on-your-next-laptop/



On 10/16/2020 5:53 AM, Gene wrote:
Few ports won't matter with hubs available and many people may well
not need more than the ports offered. Keyboards, I don't know how
serious a problem that is. My lapptop, I don't know if it is in the
minority, as a very nice keyboard with large keys and a nice feel.
While a keyboard that is more difficult or unpleasant to use than it
should be would be an annoyance, at least when used at home, and
laptops these days often replace desktops, its easy enough to use a
USB keyboard. If this is a problem with many laptops, it is hardly a
major flaw and hardly rises to the level justifying spending hundreds
of dollars more to solve unless you use the laptop portably some or
much of the time and you can't find a portable keyboard that
satisfies your needs. Cooling? If you are talking about laptops,
the person can use a cooling pad. Not a serious problem at all.

I don't know what problems you are referring to by material design.
I'll look at the page, but the objections you have discussed don't
justify spending more on a machine unless you want to use the laptop
while away from home and a solution to a flaw makes its use
unreasonably inconvenient, something I think won't happen with most
of the flaws you have discussed. Then, too, people who live anywhere
near a computer store or Walmart or Best Buy or other such stores can
inspect computers in person. And there are always user reviews and
reviews in computer magazines such as the best laptops for 2020 and
other reviews such as the best laptops for 2020 costing under this or
that amount of money. And there are lists like this, good places to
ask what machines people are using and for evaluations or to ask
about a specific machine or machines you are interested in.

In short, you can pick the flaw that either won't matter to you or
will be easy to work around, given how you use the computer or you
can try to find one without such flaws and I would think some
computers without them perhaps many, if you look, can be found.

While your objection is interesting because it leads to a discussion
of the ways to find a good computer, it doesn't justify spending more
money for the majority of users.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 3:10 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Hi Gene,

Systems in that price range today have major flaws, iether few ports,
cooling, keyboard, mouse, material design. You can view notebookcheck
and similar technology sites, and read reviews for systems in
different price brackets, and all of those systems will have their
flaws mentioned. Whether these flaws matter though depends on the
flaw or person.

On 10/15/2020 9:04 PM, Gene wrote:
And so are laptops. Your information is wrong. I bought a laptop
about nine years ago, and certainly you would get more power for the
same price now, for about 480 dollars. It has worked very well. It
is not compromised. It doesn't have defects.

And no one said a 500 dollar computer is good for everyone. I'm not
talking about gamers or power users. I'm talking about the majority
of Internet users who stream, surf, use a word processor, record
audio, and do other tasks that are not particularly demanding.


Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Just because you may consider a system adequate for your own needs
doesn't mean it is for is for everyone. A system like that would
have major compremises. For clerification, I am talking about laptop
prices, desktops in that price range may in fact be midrange. What I
am saying is a minimum system for anyone should have a 6 core or so
CPU, 8 gb or
16 gb of dual channel ram, an I5processor etc.

On 10/15/2020 7:08 PM, Monte Single wrote:
Hi list,
: enes sarıbaş thinks a 500 dollar computer/laptop is less than
adequate for the average user.
He is not the first person on the list to express such thoughts.
The one time I spent more than that for a computer was for the
first one I purchased; that was in the last millennium.
If I spent 500 u s dollars on a computer today, it would be built
with quality parts and be more than adequate for the average
computer user's needs.
: enes sarıbaş go forth and conquer, spend the big bucks.
Hopefully it will stimulate the economy.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf
Of Gene
Sent: October 15, 2020 5:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

That simply is not true. A lot of people have machines in the five
hundred dollar range and they work fine.

And five hundred dollar machines aren't just barely competent
machines.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

No, I would not buy a 500 dollar machine. In fact, I would exclude
machines below a certain build quality as a matter of principle. Is
saving every little penny really worth it for a device people use
12 hours a day or more? possibly? Those machines usually have more
than one major flaw, and have barebone specs. I think a power user
should get a pc above the 1000 dollar range, and a regular user, if
they can aford it should go around 700-800. The difference between
an entry level, and even midrange computer is very apparent in
build quality, as well as components. A midrange system will
probably have one or two important flaws, but a budget system will
have three or more, iether bad keyboard, cheap material, poor
cooling, etc.

On 10/15/2020 7:15 AM, Gene wrote:
And I suspect you spent over a thousand dollars to do what a five
hundred dollar computer can do, less if on sale ormanufacturer
refurbished. I don't know enough technically to discuss some of
your technical points, but I'll say the following:
The advice I see from computer advisors is that for the majority
of people, purchasing a machine somewhere in the five hundred
dollar range will meet their needs. And even if memory
requirements have gone up for some programs, they haven't gone up
nearly enough that more than 8GB of ram is recommended for the
majority of users. That is the recommendation and it has been for years.

A little money here, a little money there, a more powerful
processor, and pretty soon, you are spending five hundred dollars
or more than you need to and gambling that your machine will last
far longer than the generally agreed on length for reliable
service, five years. I think it is a very bad gamble, not because
the machine won't last longer, it may well do so, but you are
spending a lot more money now for performance parameters that will
be much less expensive when you replace the computer. And the
typical user, buying a machine around the five hundred dollar
range today, unless their uses change radically, won't have
problems that will require a new machine probably for the life of the current one.

And what about technological changes itself? If you bought a
machine in the Windows 7 days that was future proofed, in your
opinion at that time, it might not run Windows 10 now. My
understanding is, and if I'm wrong, I'm sure I will be corrected,
that a lot of Windows 7 machines won't run Windows 10 because
Microsoft now requires that different processors be used.

While I don't think that sort of thing will happen if one buys a
machine now for use seven or ten years into the future and are
attempting to future proof it, you are again gambling that newer
technologies wohn't come along that will render your computer less
useable, no matter how you future proof it now.

Gene.
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

This isn't correct. Browsers, and other day to day applications
even, dramatically have increased ram usage, as well as CPU power.
For example, Zoom will only let you blur the background of video
if you have a quad core processor. If you buy a dual core as
opposed to a quad core processor for example, it will struggle at
even the most basic of tasks, and in 5 years, or even in a few
years, programas even screen readers will begin to lag. This
happened with my core I5 4200M.
I thought a dual core was ok, though this was a system gifted to me.
Had I been choosing my own system then, I would've gone for an I7,
and now, this dual core is not even good enough for browsing.
Large websites will freeze it and even when I had it, intensive
apps like finereader will lag significantly independant of ram.
This is exactly I future proofed my next laptop, with a 1tb SSD,
32 gb of ram, and an
r7 4800H processor from AMD, with a 4.2 GHZ boost across all cores.
This should be powerful enough to run anything conceivable in the
next
5 or so years, except maybe AI workloads.
On 10/15/2020 6:07 AM, Gene wrote:
I've seen others, and I believe you, too, make the future proof
argument for buying a more powerful computer than the person's
anticipated needs because it will be useful longer because you
never know when your needs will change. I've always thought such
arguments were not good ones. For one thing, a lot of people will
continue to use computers in about the same ways as now and if
they do use them in more demanding ways, those will not likely
tax the computer if they buy a computer that isn't just barely
powerful enough to do what they want.

Also, technology continues to become more powerful and cost less.
So,
in five years, the projected reliable life of a computer, you
will be able to buy one to meet your needs then for less money
than you are paying now. In addition, though it’s a gamble, many
computers last more than five years, many significantly more.
Every dollar you overspend to be future proofed that you didn't
need because your needs didn't change and all the extra power of
your computer remains unused is increasingly wasted, the longer
your computer lasts.

It makes much more sense to buy a computer that is powerful
enough to meet your current needs well if you don't anticipate
major changes in how you will use your computer and are
reasonably confident that you won't do things in future that will
exceed the ability of the computer.

Spending one-thousand dollars to future proof a machine, just in
case, maybe you use your machine much differently in the future,
when you could spend five hundred dollars today and three hundred
dollars in fived or seven or eight years for another machine that
you would probably use in similar ways as you do now or not much,
is a bad idea.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me



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.







































Re: email question

Carolyn Arnold
 

That is so true, Pam. I'd rather pull wasps teeth than to have to contend with my provider.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 2:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email question

I’d hope that would work, but I find that whenever you contact your service provider, it just turns into a war about whose fault it is: the list says it’s your service provider, and your service provider blames it on the list. I hope she has better luck. Pam.

From: Brian Vogel <mailto:britechguy@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:13 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email question

Ask the group owner or moderator to send you a bounce probe message, then once you get it, make sure to activate the link at the end. It's worth a shot.

If that doesn't do it, I'd check with your e-mail service provider to see if they're blocking whatever the domain name groups.google.com. This would be very odd, but it's not beyond the realm of possibility.

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Re: 5g and me

Gene
 

Doesn't a computer user have anything else to do but stare at the screen during such activities? They can eat a meal. They can do something on their phone. Some people may have more than one computer. How about listening to the radio or a televvision or going for a walk or talking with someone in person or on the phone?

these things simply don't matter except for someone who wants the thrill or pleasure of having the fastest because they want the fastest. I forgot. What about sleep?

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 4:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

But look at it from this prospective as well. Installing programs,
updates etc is much faster. windows will take at least 15-20 minutes to
install on an SSD, and an upgrade will take 50-90 minutes. As opposed to
under 10 minutes to 15 minutes with an SSD, and less than 5 minutes for
a clean install. Those are significant time savings.

On 10/16/2020 8:31 AM, Gene wrote:
But most people don't ever have to unzip enormous files and Windows has all sorts of ways of reducing the boot time problem to insignificance. You can use sleep, I don't know what is available in Windows 10, to be able to shut down the computer, but keep the entire contents of the hard drive in memory, then when you resume operation, you are ready to work again qauickly. I'm talking about something like six secconds, maybe if you have a lot of programs opened, maybe ten or twelve seconds, I don't know if the number of programs opened matters. My point is that the boot pfroblem can very easily be reduced to insignificance with ways Windows provides.

Windows 10 has fast boot. This allows for booting quickly even with a mechanical drive. It isn't a full boot because information is kept in memory. And if you use fast boot, you should still use restart from time to time because, just as when you let your computer run too long without booting, you will have performance problems, so to with fast boot which is not a full boot. You can experiment and see how long it takes for performance problems to begin on your machine and it may depend on how you use your machine. Let's say you have to do a reboot every four or five days. You can do it and go off to brush your teeth or have breakfast or something so boot time doesn't matter.

In short, as I said earlier, if someone ddoes many things that use the hard drive a lot that's one thing. The majority of users don't do things where mechanical drives slow things down to an extent that matters and for many activities, the slow down is insignificant.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Norman
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 8:07 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

I will disagree with your points on a solid state drive. To me it is
manditory, and i have the exact opposite reaction to yours. If an extra
$50 gets me an ssd i'll do it every time.

For word docs like you gave in your example, it's not an issue. Where it
really shines is when booting your machine, unzipping files, copying
data around, etc.

Being able to unzip a 2 GB file in under 5 minutes is really nice if the
particular task you're working on requires you wait for the file to unzip.


JMT.


On 10/16/2020 8:07 AM, Gene wrote:
The article proves my point about future proofing. It says here and there that this has been a problem but that things are changing, such as regarding battery life. Also, a battery that lasts six hours for me would be more than enough time, the day long battery capacity that is rare now among less expensive laptops wouldn't matter to me and I don't think to a lot of other people either. Display issues are irrelevant to blind users so that eliminates one source of objection.

Also, the article says something like that a solid state drive should be considered mandatory. By whom and for whom does it matter? This is arbitrary and not well supported. I think it is just plain wrong as a generalization.

Consider the following:
When I first open a program in my very reasonably fast nine year old laptop, with of course a mechanical drive, it may take perhaps three to five seconds to open the first time. Then, because of caching, when I open it again during that session, it tends to open in perhaps one or two seconds. Does having a solid state drive and having programs open in perhaps half a second really matter?

If you do a lot of things that you would benefit from, such as some sort of work that requires a lot of hard drive activity, that's one thing. For surfing, working with a word processor, e-mail, Zooming, in short, the things most people will use a computer for, an SSD doesn't matter enough to worry about.

I strongly contend that authors who make such claims suffer from the gee whiz speed compulsion of our age. If someone is going to spend half an hour working on a word processor document, does it matter if it takes five seconds to open the program? If five seconds matters in a twenty minute work session, then the person had better not take any short breaks, yawn, stretch, walk around for a minut or two to relax and loosen his/her joints, in short, the person would be a nervous wreck. So why are a few seconds considered so vital when it comes to computer use for the majority of people. I don't know the differences in cost between getting a machine with a solid state or a mechanical drive. If I can get the same machine that I want or a similar one and save fifty dollars, if that tends to be what I'll save, I'll save the fifty dollars and have a word processor open in five seconds instead of one the first time I open it during a session.

Music doesn't take less time to listen to, the player may open more quickly, an article on the Internet can't be read any faster, I don't know if the page opens faster, though I doubt it does to any meaningful extent, and so forth.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 6:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Hi Gene,

I am not an ordinary user. When I purchase a computer, I will not settle
for anything less than the best. This system, while still able to run
browsers and regular websites ok, struggles and crashes freezes when
running large websites. The difference in processor technology reached
a critically dramatic point when I thhought replacing this was a good
option. Every component on my new machine should at least provide a 100%
improvement or more, even ram speeds, 1600 vs 3200.

Flaws on laptops on that price range are usually intolerable. A cheap
case will not cool properly, and will bend or warp easily. For example,
my laptop's plastic yields under the DVD drive. Cooling isn't fixable
with a cooling pad. Unfortunately with the focus on portability cooling
is taking a back seat with laptops. If fans are too small for the
thermals, or if vents are too small, that throttles down the processor.
For sighted people, the screens of such machines are terrible in
quality. And a USB keyboard adds unneeded bulk to laptops. Look at a
list of best laptops on any sight, and you won't see any machines in
your price range that make those lists. Here is an article which
describes why it makes sense to pay for a better laptop.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/dont-be-so-cheap-five-reasons-you-should-spend-more-on-your-next-laptop/


On 10/16/2020 5:53 AM, Gene wrote:
Few ports won't matter with hubs available and many people may well not need more than the ports offered. Keyboards, I don't know how serious a problem that is. My lapptop, I don't know if it is in the minority, as a very nice keyboard with large keys and a nice feel. While a keyboard that is more difficult or unpleasant to use than it should be would be an annoyance, at least when used at home, and laptops these days often replace desktops, its easy enough to use a USB keyboard. If this is a problem with many laptops, it is hardly a major flaw and hardly rises to the level justifying spending hundreds of dollars more to solve unless you use the laptop portably some or much of the time and you can't find a portable keyboard that satisfies your needs. Cooling? If you are talking about laptops, the person can use a cooling pad. Not a serious problem at all.

I don't know what problems you are referring to by material design. I'll look at the page, but the objections you have discussed don't justify spending more on a machine unless you want to use the laptop while away from home and a solution to a flaw makes its use unreasonably inconvenient, something I think won't happen with most of the flaws you have discussed. Then, too, people who live anywhere near a computer store or Walmart or Best Buy or other such stores can inspect computers in person. And there are always user reviews and reviews in computer magazines such as the best laptops for 2020 and other reviews such as the best laptops for 2020 costing under this or that amount of money. And there are lists like this, good places to ask what machines people are using and for evaluations or to ask about a specific machine or machines you are interested in.

In short, you can pick the flaw that either won't matter to you or will be easy to work around, given how you use the computer or you can try to find one without such flaws and I would think some computers without them perhaps many, if you look, can be found.

While your objection is interesting because it leads to a discussion of the ways to find a good computer, it doesn't justify spending more money for the majority of users.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 3:10 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Hi Gene,

Systems in that price range today have major flaws, iether few ports,
cooling, keyboard, mouse, material design. You can view notebookcheck
and similar technology sites, and read reviews for systems in different
price brackets, and all of those systems will have their flaws
mentioned. Whether these flaws matter though depends on the flaw or person.

On 10/15/2020 9:04 PM, Gene wrote:
And so are laptops. Your information is wrong. I bought a laptop about nine years ago, and certainly you would get more power for the same price now, for about 480 dollars. It has worked very well. It is not compromised. It doesn't have defects.

And no one said a 500 dollar computer is good for everyone. I'm not talking about gamers or power users. I'm talking about the majority of Internet users who stream, surf, use a word processor, record audio, and do other tasks that are not particularly demanding.


Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Just because you may consider a system adequate for your own needs
doesn't mean it is for is for everyone. A system like that would have
major compremises. For clerification, I am talking about laptop prices,
desktops in that price range may in fact be midrange. What I am saying
is a minimum system for anyone should have a 6 core or so CPU, 8 gb or
16 gb of dual channel ram, an I5processor etc.

On 10/15/2020 7:08 PM, Monte Single wrote:
Hi list,
: enes sarıbaş thinks a 500 dollar computer/laptop is less than adequate for the average user.
He is not the first person on the list to express such thoughts.
The one time I spent more than that for a computer was for the first one I purchased; that was in the last millennium.
If I spent 500 u s dollars on a computer today, it would be built with quality parts and be more than adequate for the average computer user's needs.
: enes sarıbaş go forth and conquer, spend the big bucks.
Hopefully it will stimulate the economy.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: October 15, 2020 5:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

That simply is not true. A lot of people have machines in the five hundred dollar range and they work fine.

And five hundred dollar machines aren't just barely competent machines.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

No, I would not buy a 500 dollar machine. In fact, I would exclude machines below a certain build quality as a matter of principle. Is saving every little penny really worth it for a device people use 12 hours a day or more? possibly? Those machines usually have more than one major flaw, and have barebone specs. I think a power user should get a pc above the 1000 dollar range, and a regular user, if they can aford it should go around 700-800. The difference between an entry level, and even midrange computer is very apparent in build quality, as well as components. A midrange system will probably have one or two important flaws, but a budget system will have three or more, iether bad keyboard, cheap material, poor cooling, etc.

On 10/15/2020 7:15 AM, Gene wrote:
And I suspect you spent over a thousand dollars to do what a five
hundred dollar computer can do, less if on sale ormanufacturer
refurbished. I don't know enough technically to discuss some of your
technical points, but I'll say the following:
The advice I see from computer advisors is that for the majority of
people, purchasing a machine somewhere in the five hundred dollar
range will meet their needs. And even if memory requirements have
gone up for some programs, they haven't gone up nearly enough that
more than 8GB of ram is recommended for the majority of users. That
is the recommendation and it has been for years.

A little money here, a little money there, a more powerful processor,
and pretty soon, you are spending five hundred dollars or more than
you need to and gambling that your machine will last far longer than
the generally agreed on length for reliable service, five years. I
think it is a very bad gamble, not because the machine won't last
longer, it may well do so, but you are spending a lot more money now
for performance parameters that will be much less expensive when you
replace the computer. And the typical user, buying a machine around
the five hundred dollar range today, unless their uses change
radically, won't have problems that will require a new machine probably for the life of the current one.

And what about technological changes itself? If you bought a machine
in the Windows 7 days that was future proofed, in your opinion at that
time, it might not run Windows 10 now. My understanding is, and if
I'm wrong, I'm sure I will be corrected, that a lot of Windows 7
machines won't run Windows 10 because Microsoft now requires that
different processors be used.

While I don't think that sort of thing will happen if one buys a
machine now for use seven or ten years into the future and are
attempting to future proof it, you are again gambling that newer
technologies wohn't come along that will render your computer less
useable, no matter how you future proof it now.

Gene.
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

This isn't correct. Browsers, and other day to day applications even,
dramatically have increased ram usage, as well as CPU power. For
example, Zoom will only let you blur the background of video if you
have a quad core processor. If you buy a dual core as opposed to a
quad core processor for example, it will struggle at even the most
basic of tasks, and in 5 years, or even in a few years, programas even
screen readers will begin to lag. This happened with my core I5 4200M.
I thought a dual core was ok, though this was a system gifted to me.
Had I been choosing my own system then, I would've gone for an I7, and
now, this dual core is not even good enough for browsing. Large
websites will freeze it and even when I had it, intensive apps like
finereader will lag significantly independant of ram. This is exactly
I future proofed my next laptop, with a 1tb SSD, 32 gb of ram, and an
r7 4800H processor from AMD, with a 4.2 GHZ boost across all cores.
This should be powerful enough to run anything conceivable in the next
5 or so years, except maybe AI workloads.
On 10/15/2020 6:07 AM, Gene wrote:
I've seen others, and I believe you, too, make the future proof
argument for buying a more powerful computer than the person's
anticipated needs because it will be useful longer because you never
know when your needs will change. I've always thought such arguments
were not good ones. For one thing, a lot of people will continue to
use computers in about the same ways as now and if they do use them
in more demanding ways, those will not likely tax the computer if
they buy a computer that isn't just barely powerful enough to do what they want.

Also, technology continues to become more powerful and cost less. So,
in five years, the projected reliable life of a computer, you will be
able to buy one to meet your needs then for less money than you are
paying now. In addition, though it’s a gamble, many computers last
more than five years, many significantly more. Every dollar you
overspend to be future proofed that you didn't need because your
needs didn't change and all the extra power of your computer remains
unused is increasingly wasted, the longer your computer lasts.

It makes much more sense to buy a computer that is powerful enough to
meet your current needs well if you don't anticipate major changes in
how you will use your computer and are reasonably confident that you
won't do things in future that will exceed the ability of the computer.

Spending one-thousand dollars to future proof a machine, just in
case, maybe you use your machine much differently in the future, when
you could spend five hundred dollars today and three hundred dollars
in fived or seven or eight years for another machine that you would
probably use in similar ways as you do now or not much, is a bad idea.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me



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.














































Re: 5g and me

enes sarıbaş
 

But look at it from this prospective as well. Installing programs, updates etc is much faster. windows will take at least 15-20 minutes to install on an SSD, and an upgrade will take 50-90 minutes. As opposed to under 10 minutes to 15 minutes with an SSD, and less than 5 minutes for a clean install. Those are significant time savings.

On 10/16/2020 8:31 AM, Gene wrote:
But most people don't ever have to unzip enormous files and Windows has all sorts of ways of reducing the boot time problem to insignificance.  You can use sleep, I don't know what is available in Windows 10, to be able to shut down the computer, but keep the entire contents of the hard drive in memory, then when you resume operation, you are ready to work again qauickly.  I'm talking about something like six secconds, maybe if you have a lot of programs opened, maybe ten or twelve seconds, I don't know if the number of programs opened matters.  My point is that the boot pfroblem can very easily be reduced to insignificance with ways Windows provides.

Windows 10 has fast boot.  This allows for booting quickly even with a mechanical drive.  It isn't a full boot because information is kept in memory.  And if you use fast boot, you should still use restart from time to time because, just as when you let your computer run too long without booting, you will have performance problems, so to with fast boot which is not a full boot.  You can experiment and see how long it takes for performance problems to begin on your machine and it may depend on how you use your machine.  Let's say you have to do a reboot every four or five days.  You can do it and go off to brush your teeth or have breakfast or something so boot time doesn't matter.

In short, as I said earlier, if someone ddoes many things that use the hard drive a lot that's one thing.  The majority of users don't do things where mechanical drives slow things down to an extent that matters and for many activities, the slow down is insignificant.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Norman
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 8:07 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

I will disagree with your points on a solid state drive. To me it is
manditory, and i have the exact opposite reaction to yours. If an extra
$50 gets me an ssd i'll do it every time.

For word docs like you gave in your example, it's not an issue. Where it
really shines is when booting your machine, unzipping files, copying
data around, etc.

Being able to unzip a 2 GB file in under 5 minutes is really nice if the
particular task you're working on requires you wait for the file to unzip.


JMT.


On 10/16/2020 8:07 AM, Gene wrote:
The article proves my point about future proofing.  It says here and there that this has been a problem but that things are changing, such as regarding battery life. Also, a battery that lasts six hours for me would be more than enough time, the day long battery capacity that is rare now among less expensive laptops wouldn't matter to me and I don't think to a lot of other people either.  Display issues are irrelevant to blind users so that eliminates one source of objection.

Also, the article says something like that a solid state drive should be considered mandatory.  By whom and for whom does it matter?  This is arbitrary and not well supported.  I think it is just plain wrong as a generalization.

Consider the following:
When I first open a program in my very reasonably fast nine year old laptop, with of course a mechanical drive, it may take perhaps three to five seconds to open the first time.  Then, because of caching, when I open it again during that session, it tends to open in perhaps one or two seconds.  Does having a solid state drive and having programs open in perhaps half a second really matter?

If you do a lot of things that you would benefit from, such as some sort of work that requires a lot of hard drive activity, that's one thing.  For surfing, working with a word processor, e-mail, Zooming, in short, the things most people will use a computer for, an SSD doesn't matter enough to worry about.

I strongly contend that authors who make such claims suffer from the gee whiz speed compulsion of our age.  If someone is going to spend half an hour working on a word processor document, does it matter if it takes five seconds to open the program?  If five seconds matters in a twenty minute work session, then the person had better not take any short breaks, yawn, stretch, walk around for a minut or two to relax and loosen his/her joints, in short, the person would be a nervous wreck.  So why are a few seconds considered so vital when it comes to computer use for the majority of people.  I don't know the differences in cost between getting a machine with a solid state or a mechanical drive.  If I can get the same machine that I want or a similar one and save fifty dollars, if that tends to be what I'll save, I'll save the fifty dollars and have a word processor open in five seconds instead of one the first time I open it during a session.

Music doesn't take less time to listen to, the player may open more quickly, an article on the Internet can't be read any faster, I don't know if the page opens faster, though I doubt it does to any meaningful extent, and so forth.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 6:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Hi Gene,

I am not an ordinary user. When I purchase a computer, I will not settle
for anything less than the best. This system, while still able to run
browsers and regular websites ok, struggles and crashes freezes when
running large websites.  The difference in processor technology reached
a critically dramatic point when I thhought replacing this was a good
option. Every component on my new machine should at least provide a 100%
improvement or more, even ram speeds, 1600 vs 3200.

Flaws on laptops on that price range are usually intolerable. A cheap
case will not cool properly, and  will bend or warp easily. For example,
my laptop's plastic yields under the DVD drive. Cooling isn't fixable
with a cooling pad. Unfortunately with the focus on portability cooling
is taking a back seat with laptops. If fans are too small for the
thermals, or if vents are too small, that throttles down the processor.
For sighted people, the screens of such machines are terrible in
quality. And a USB keyboard adds unneeded bulk to laptops.  Look at a
list of best laptops on any sight, and you won't see any machines in
your price range that make those lists. Here is an article which
describes why  it makes sense to pay for a better laptop.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/dont-be-so-cheap-five-reasons-you-should-spend-more-on-your-next-laptop/


On 10/16/2020 5:53 AM, Gene wrote:
Few ports won't matter with hubs available and many people may well not need more than the ports offered. Keyboards, I don't know how serious a problem that is.  My lapptop, I don't know if it is in the minority, as a very nice keyboard with large keys and a nice feel. While a keyboard that is more difficult or unpleasant to use than it should be would be an annoyance, at least when used at home, and laptops these days often replace desktops, its easy enough to use a USB keyboard.  If this is a problem with many laptops, it is hardly a major flaw and hardly rises to the level justifying spending hundreds of dollars more to solve unless you use the laptop portably some or much of the time and you can't find a portable keyboard that satisfies your needs.  Cooling?  If you are talking about laptops, the person can use a cooling pad. Not a serious problem at all.

I don't know what problems you are referring to by material design.  I'll look at the page, but the objections you have discussed don't justify spending more on a machine unless you want to use the laptop while away from home and a solution to a flaw makes its use unreasonably inconvenient, something I think won't happen with most of the flaws you have discussed. Then, too, people who live anywhere near a computer store or Walmart or Best Buy or other such stores can inspect computers in person.  And there are always user reviews and reviews in computer magazines such as the best laptops for 2020 and other reviews such as the best laptops for 2020 costing under this or that amount of money. And there are lists like this, good places to ask what machines people are using and for evaluations or to ask about a specific machine or machines you are interested in.

In short, you can pick the flaw that either won't matter to you or will be easy to work around, given how you use the computer or you can try to find one without such flaws and I would think some computers without them perhaps many, if you look, can be found.

While your objection is interesting because it leads to a discussion of the ways to find a good computer, it doesn't justify spending more money for the majority of users.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 3:10 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Hi Gene,

Systems in that price range today have major flaws, iether few ports,
cooling, keyboard, mouse, material design. You can view notebookcheck
and similar technology sites, and read reviews for systems in different
price brackets, and all of those systems will have their flaws
mentioned. Whether these flaws matter though depends on the flaw or person.

On 10/15/2020 9:04 PM, Gene wrote:
And so are laptops.  Your information is wrong.  I bought a laptop about nine years ago, and certainly you would get more power for the same price now, for about 480 dollars.  It has worked very well.  It is not compromised.  It doesn't have defects.

And no one said a 500 dollar computer is good for everyone. I'm not talking about gamers or power users.  I'm talking about the majority of Internet users who stream, surf, use a word processor, record audio, and do other tasks that are not particularly demanding.


Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Just because you may consider a system adequate for your own needs
doesn't mean it is for  is for everyone. A system like that would have
major compremises. For clerification, I am talking about laptop prices,
desktops in that price range may in fact be midrange. What I am saying
is a minimum system for anyone should have a 6 core or so CPU, 8 gb or
16 gb of dual channel ram, an I5processor etc.

On 10/15/2020 7:08 PM, Monte Single wrote:
Hi list,
: enes sarıbaş  thinks a 500 dollar computer/laptop is less than adequate for the average user.
He is not the first person on the list to express such thoughts.
The  one time I spent more than that for a computer was for the first one I purchased;  that was in the last millennium.
If I spent 500 u s dollars on a computer today,  it would be built with quality parts and be more than adequate for the average computer user's needs.
: enes sarıbaş   go forth and conquer, spend the big bucks.
Hopefully it will stimulate the economy.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: October 15, 2020 5:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

That simply is not true.  A lot of people have machines in the five hundred dollar range and they work fine.

And five hundred dollar machines aren't just barely competent machines.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

No, I would not buy a 500 dollar machine. In fact, I would exclude machines below a certain build quality as a matter of principle. Is saving every little penny really worth it for a device people use 12 hours a day or more? possibly? Those machines usually have more than one major flaw, and have barebone specs. I think a power user should get a pc above the 1000 dollar range, and a regular user, if they can aford it should go around 700-800. The difference between an entry level, and even midrange computer is very apparent in build quality, as well as components. A midrange system will probably have one or two important flaws, but a budget system will have three or more, iether bad keyboard, cheap material, poor cooling, etc.

On 10/15/2020 7:15 AM, Gene wrote:
And I suspect you spent over a thousand dollars to do what a five
hundred dollar computer can do, less if on sale ormanufacturer
refurbished.  I don't know enough technically to discuss some of your
technical points, but I'll say the following:
The advice I see from computer advisors is that for the majority of
people, purchasing a machine somewhere in the five hundred dollar
range will meet their needs.  And even if memory requirements have
gone up for some programs, they haven't gone up nearly enough that
more than 8GB of ram is recommended for the majority of users.  That
is the recommendation and it has been for years.

A little money here, a little money there, a more powerful processor,
and pretty soon, you are spending five hundred dollars or more than
you need to and gambling that your machine will last far longer than
the generally agreed on length for reliable service, five years.  I
think it is a very bad gamble, not because the machine won't last
longer, it may well do so, but you are spending a lot more money now
for performance parameters that will be much less expensive when you
replace the computer.  And the typical user, buying a machine around
the five hundred dollar range today, unless their uses change
radically, won't have problems that will require a new machine probably for the life of the current one.

And what about technological changes itself?  If you bought a machine
in the Windows 7 days that was future proofed, in your opinion at that
time, it might not run Windows 10 now.  My understanding is, and if
I'm wrong, I'm sure I will be corrected, that a lot of Windows 7
machines won't run Windows 10 because Microsoft now requires that
different processors be used.

While I don't think that sort of thing will happen if one buys a
machine now for use seven or ten years into the future and are
attempting to future proof it, you are again gambling that newer
technologies wohn't come along that will render your computer less
useable, no matter how you future proof it now.

Gene.
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

This isn't correct. Browsers, and other day to day applications even,
dramatically have increased ram usage, as well as CPU power. For
example, Zoom will only let you blur the background of video if you
have a quad core processor. If you buy a dual core as opposed to a
quad core processor for example, it will struggle at even the most
basic of tasks, and in 5 years, or even in a few years, programas even
screen readers will begin to lag. This happened with my core I5 4200M.
I thought a dual core was ok, though this was a system gifted to me.
Had I been choosing my own system then, I would've gone for an I7, and
now, this dual core is not even good enough for browsing. Large
websites will freeze it and even when I had it, intensive apps like
finereader will lag significantly independant of ram. This is exactly
I future proofed my next laptop, with a 1tb SSD, 32 gb of ram, and an
r7 4800H processor from AMD, with a 4.2 GHZ boost across all cores.
This should be powerful enough to run anything conceivable in the next
5 or so years, except maybe AI workloads.
On 10/15/2020 6:07 AM, Gene wrote:
I've seen others, and I believe you, too, make the future proof
argument for buying a more powerful computer than the person's
anticipated needs because it will be useful longer because you never
know when your needs will change. I've always thought such arguments
were not good ones. For one thing, a lot of people will continue to
use computers in about the same ways as now and if they do use them
in more demanding ways, those will not likely tax the computer if
they buy a computer that isn't just barely powerful enough to do what they want.

Also, technology continues to become more powerful and cost less. So,
in five years, the projected reliable life of a computer, you will be
able to buy one to meet your needs then for less money than you are
paying now. In addition, though it’s a gamble, many computers last
more than five years, many significantly more. Every dollar you
overspend to be future proofed that you didn't need because your
needs didn't change and all the extra power of your computer remains
unused is increasingly wasted, the longer your computer lasts.

It makes much more sense to buy a computer that is powerful enough to
meet your current needs well if you don't anticipate major changes in
how you will use your computer and are reasonably confident that you
won't do things in future that will exceed the ability of the computer.

Spending one-thousand dollars to future proof a machine, just in
case, maybe you use your machine much differently in the future, when
you could spend five hundred dollars today and three hundred dollars
in fived or seven or eight years for another machine that you would
probably use in similar ways as you do now or not much, is a bad idea.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me



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.













































Re: 5g and me

enes sarıbaş
 

Simply, time is money. I would rather have an SSD, and have programs load under a second than 10-15 seconds or 5 seconds.Imagine you opened 20 programs or opened a program 20 times a day. That 5 seconds is 100 seconds, that you could've spent on something else. Also, SSD systems are easily able to boot under 5 seconds,  as opposed to 1 minute or more for HDDs. SSDs are worth any price for the comfort and speed they add to a system.

On 10/16/2020 7:07 AM, Gene wrote:
The article proves my point about future proofing.  It says here and there that this has been a problem but that things are changing, such as regarding battery life.  Also, a battery that lasts six hours for me would be more than enough time, the day long battery capacity that is rare now among less expensive laptops wouldn't matter to me and I don't think to a lot of other people either.  Display issues are irrelevant to blind users so that eliminates one source of objection.

Also, the article says something like that a solid state drive should be considered mandatory.  By whom and for whom does it matter?  This is arbitrary and not well supported.  I think it is just plain wrong as a generalization.

Consider the following:
When I first open a program in my very reasonably fast nine year old laptop, with of course a mechanical drive, it may take perhaps three to five seconds to open the first time.  Then, because of caching, when I open it again during that session, it tends to open in perhaps one or two seconds.  Does having a solid state drive and having programs open in perhaps half a second really matter?

If you do a lot of things that you would benefit from, such as some sort of work that requires a lot of hard drive activity, that's one thing.  For surfing, working with a word processor, e-mail, Zooming, in short, the things most people will use a computer for, an SSD doesn't matter enough to worry about.

I strongly contend that authors who make such claims suffer from the gee whiz speed compulsion of our age.  If someone is going to spend half an hour working on a word processor document, does it matter if it takes five seconds to open the program?  If five seconds matters in a twenty minute work session, then the person had better not take any short breaks, yawn, stretch, walk around for a minut or two to relax and loosen his/her joints, in short, the person would be a nervous wreck.  So why are a few seconds considered so vital when it comes to computer use for the majority of people.  I don't know the differences in cost between getting a machine with a solid state or a mechanical drive.  If I can get the same machine that I want or a similar one and save fifty dollars, if that tends to be what I'll save, I'll save the fifty dollars and have a word processor open in five seconds instead of one the first time I open it during a session.

Music doesn't take less time to listen to, the player may open more quickly, an article on the Internet can't be read any faster, I don't know if the page opens faster, though I doubt it does to any meaningful extent, and so forth.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 6:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Hi Gene,

I am not an ordinary user. When I purchase a computer, I will not settle
for anything less than the best. This system, while still able to run
browsers and regular websites ok, struggles and crashes freezes when
running large websites.  The difference in processor technology reached
a critically dramatic point when I thhought replacing this was a good
option. Every component on my new machine should at least provide a 100%
improvement or more, even ram speeds, 1600 vs 3200.

Flaws on laptops on that price range are usually intolerable. A cheap
case will not cool properly, and  will bend or warp easily. For example,
my laptop's plastic yields under the DVD drive. Cooling isn't fixable
with a cooling pad. Unfortunately with the focus on portability cooling
is taking a back seat with laptops. If fans are too small for the
thermals, or if vents are too small, that throttles down the processor.
For sighted people, the screens of such machines are terrible in
quality. And a USB keyboard adds unneeded bulk to laptops.  Look at a
list of best laptops on any sight, and you won't see any machines in
your price range that make those lists. Here is an article  which
describes why  it makes sense to pay for a better laptop.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/dont-be-so-cheap-five-reasons-you-should-spend-more-on-your-next-laptop/


On 10/16/2020 5:53 AM, Gene wrote:
Few ports won't matter with hubs available and many people may well not need more than the ports offered. Keyboards, I don't know how serious a problem that is.  My lapptop, I don't know if it is in the minority, as a very nice keyboard with large keys and a nice feel.  While a keyboard that is more difficult or unpleasant to use than it should be would be an annoyance, at least when used at home, and laptops these days often replace desktops, its easy enough to use a USB keyboard.  If this is a problem with many laptops, it is hardly a major flaw and hardly rises to the level justifying spending hundreds of dollars more to solve unless you use the laptop portably some or much of the time and you can't find a portable keyboard that satisfies your needs.  Cooling?  If you are talking about laptops, the person can use a cooling pad. Not a serious problem at all.

I don't know what problems you are referring to by material design.  I'll look at the page, but the objections you have discussed don't justify spending more on a machine unless you want to use the laptop while away from home and a solution to a flaw makes its use unreasonably inconvenient, something I think won't happen with most of the flaws you have discussed. Then, too, people who live anywhere near a computer store or Walmart or Best Buy or other such stores can inspect computers in person.  And there are always user reviews and reviews in computer magazines such as the best laptops for 2020 and other reviews such as the best laptops for 2020 costing under this or that amount of money. And there are lists like this, good places to ask what machines people are using and for evaluations or to ask about a specific machine or machines you are interested in.

In short, you can pick the flaw that either won't matter to you or will be easy to work around, given how you use the computer or you can try to find one without such flaws and I would think some computers without them perhaps many, if you look, can be found.

While your objection is interesting because it leads to a discussion of the ways to find a good computer, it doesn't justify spending more money for the majority of users.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 3:10 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Hi Gene,

Systems in that price range today have major flaws, iether few ports,
cooling, keyboard, mouse, material design. You can view notebookcheck
and similar technology sites, and read reviews for systems in different
price brackets, and all of those systems will have their flaws
mentioned. Whether these flaws matter though depends on the flaw or person.

On 10/15/2020 9:04 PM, Gene wrote:
And so are laptops.  Your information is wrong.  I bought a laptop about nine years ago, and certainly you would get more power for the same price now, for about 480 dollars.  It has worked very well.  It is not compromised.  It doesn't have defects.

And no one said a 500 dollar computer is good for everyone. I'm not talking about gamers or power users.  I'm talking about the majority of Internet users who stream, surf, use a word processor, record audio, and do other tasks that are not particularly demanding.


Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Just because you may consider a system adequate for your own needs
doesn't mean it is for  is for everyone. A system like that would have
major compremises. For clerification, I am talking about laptop prices,
desktops in that price range may in fact be midrange. What I am saying
is a minimum system for anyone should have a 6 core or so CPU, 8 gb or
16 gb of dual channel ram, an I5processor etc.

On 10/15/2020 7:08 PM, Monte Single wrote:
Hi list,
: enes sarıbaş  thinks a 500 dollar computer/laptop is less than adequate for the average user.
He is not the first person on the list to express such thoughts.
The  one time I spent more than that for a computer was for the first one I purchased;  that was in the last millennium.
If I spent 500 u s dollars on a computer today,  it would be built with quality parts and be more than adequate for the average computer user's needs.
: enes sarıbaş   go forth and conquer, spend the big bucks.
Hopefully it will stimulate the economy.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: October 15, 2020 5:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

That simply is not true.  A lot of people have machines in the five hundred dollar range and they work fine.

And five hundred dollar machines aren't just barely competent machines.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

No, I would not buy a 500 dollar machine. In fact, I would exclude machines below a certain build quality as a matter of principle. Is saving every little penny really worth it for a device people use 12 hours a day or more? possibly? Those machines usually have more than one major flaw, and have barebone specs. I think a power user should get a pc above the 1000 dollar range, and a regular user, if they can aford it should go around 700-800. The difference between an entry level, and even midrange computer is very apparent in build quality, as well as components. A midrange system will probably have one or two important flaws, but a budget system will have three or more, iether bad keyboard, cheap material, poor cooling, etc.

On 10/15/2020 7:15 AM, Gene wrote:
And I suspect you spent over a thousand dollars to do what a five
hundred dollar computer can do, less if on sale ormanufacturer
refurbished.  I don't know enough technically to discuss some of your
technical points, but I'll say the following:
The advice I see from computer advisors is that for the majority of
people, purchasing a machine somewhere in the five hundred dollar
range will meet their needs.  And even if memory requirements have
gone up for some programs, they haven't gone up nearly enough that
more than 8GB of ram is recommended for the majority of users.  That
is the recommendation and it has been for years.

A little money here, a little money there, a more powerful processor,
and pretty soon, you are spending five hundred dollars or more than
you need to and gambling that your machine will last far longer than
the generally agreed on length for reliable service, five years.  I
think it is a very bad gamble, not because the machine won't last
longer, it may well do so, but you are spending a lot more money now
for performance parameters that will be much less expensive when you
replace the computer.  And the typical user, buying a machine around
the five hundred dollar range today, unless their uses change
radically, won't have problems that will require a new machine probably for the life of the current one.

And what about technological changes itself?  If you bought a machine
in the Windows 7 days that was future proofed, in your opinion at that
time, it might not run Windows 10 now.  My understanding is, and if
I'm wrong, I'm sure I will be corrected, that a lot of Windows 7
machines won't run Windows 10 because Microsoft now requires that
different processors be used.

While I don't think that sort of thing will happen if one buys a
machine now for use seven or ten years into the future and are
attempting to future proof it, you are again gambling that newer
technologies wohn't come along that will render your computer less
useable, no matter how you future proof it now.

Gene.
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

This isn't correct. Browsers, and other day to day applications even,
dramatically have increased ram usage, as well as CPU power. For
example, Zoom will only let you blur the background of video if you
have a quad core processor. If you buy a dual core as opposed to a
quad core processor for example, it will struggle at even the most
basic of tasks, and in 5 years, or even in a few years, programas even
screen readers will begin to lag. This happened with my core I5 4200M.
I thought a dual core was ok, though this was a system gifted to me.
Had I been choosing my own system then, I would've gone for an I7, and
now, this dual core is not even good enough for browsing. Large
websites will freeze it and even when I had it, intensive apps like
finereader will lag significantly independant of ram. This is exactly
I future proofed my next laptop, with a 1tb SSD, 32 gb of ram, and an
r7 4800H processor from AMD, with a 4.2 GHZ boost across all cores.
This should be powerful enough to run anything conceivable in the next
5 or so years, except maybe AI workloads.
On 10/15/2020 6:07 AM, Gene wrote:
I've seen others, and I believe you, too, make the future proof
argument for buying a more powerful computer than the person's
anticipated needs because it will be useful longer because you never
know when your needs will change. I've always thought such arguments
were not good ones. For one thing, a lot of people will continue to
use computers in about the same ways as now and if they do use them
in more demanding ways, those will not likely tax the computer if
they buy a computer that isn't just barely powerful enough to do what they want.

Also, technology continues to become more powerful and cost less. So,
in five years, the projected reliable life of a computer, you will be
able to buy one to meet your needs then for less money than you are
paying now. In addition, though it’s a gamble, many computers last
more than five years, many significantly more. Every dollar you
overspend to be future proofed that you didn't need because your
needs didn't change and all the extra power of your computer remains
unused is increasingly wasted, the longer your computer lasts.

It makes much more sense to buy a computer that is powerful enough to
meet your current needs well if you don't anticipate major changes in
how you will use your computer and are reasonably confident that you
won't do things in future that will exceed the ability of the computer.

Spending one-thousand dollars to future proof a machine, just in
case, maybe you use your machine much differently in the future, when
you could spend five hundred dollars today and three hundred dollars
in fived or seven or eight years for another machine that you would
probably use in similar ways as you do now or not much, is a bad idea.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me



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.






































Re: 5g and me

enes sarıbaş
 

It isn't like highway racing Its like buying a 50 dollar work chair instead of a much more comfortable 500 dollar one or so, which  you will sit in for 10 hours. You will curse yourself for the few hundred you didn't spend because of the annoying lags, absence of features etc that are standard on premium machines.

On 10/16/2020 6:44 AM, Gene wrote:
If you aren't an ordinary user and your comments may not apply to them that should be specified in your comments.  Also, if these defects are so terrible, please explain the favorable reviews I found.  I simply don't believe that chincy, fall apart, or severely defective products are generally produced.  That's an excellent way to alienate a lot of users and get a bad reputation that may taint the whole line, including more expensive computers among users.

I can't comment on your individual experiences but at the same time, logic dicctates, as well as the large number of favorable reviews that can be found for machines in the six to seven hundred dollar range and the occasional chea[per machine, that your generalizations are incorrect.

Three or four hundred dollars is a lot of money for a lot of people and buying a thousand dollar or more machine for a lot of people is like buying a racing car when you will be doing mostly highway driving and neighborhood driving.

We'll see what other people have to say.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 6:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Hi Gene,

I am not an ordinary user. When I purchase a computer, I will not settle
for anything less than the best. This system, while still able to run
browsers and regular websites ok, struggles and crashes freezes when
running large websites.  The difference in processor technology reached
a critically dramatic point when I thhought replacing this was a good
option. Every component on my new machine should at least provide a 100%
improvement or more, even ram speeds, 1600 vs 3200.

Flaws on laptops on that price range are usually intolerable. A cheap
case will not cool properly, and  will bend or warp easily. For example,
my laptop's plastic yields under the DVD drive. Cooling isn't fixable
with a cooling pad. Unfortunately with the focus on portability cooling
is taking a back seat with laptops. If fans are too small for the
thermals, or if vents are too small, that throttles down the processor.
For sighted people, the screens of such machines are terrible in
quality. And a USB keyboard adds unneeded bulk to laptops.  Look at a
list of best laptops on any sight, and you won't see any machines in
your price range that make those lists. Here is an article  which
describes why  it makes sense to pay for a better laptop.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/dont-be-so-cheap-five-reasons-you-should-spend-more-on-your-next-laptop/


On 10/16/2020 5:53 AM, Gene wrote:
Few ports won't matter with hubs available and many people may well not need more than the ports offered. Keyboards, I don't know how serious a problem that is.  My lapptop, I don't know if it is in the minority, as a very nice keyboard with large keys and a nice feel.  While a keyboard that is more difficult or unpleasant to use than it should be would be an annoyance, at least when used at home, and laptops these days often replace desktops, its easy enough to use a USB keyboard.  If this is a problem with many laptops, it is hardly a major flaw and hardly rises to the level justifying spending hundreds of dollars more to solve unless you use the laptop portably some or much of the time and you can't find a portable keyboard that satisfies your needs.  Cooling?  If you are talking about laptops, the person can use a cooling pad. Not a serious problem at all.

I don't know what problems you are referring to by material design.  I'll look at the page, but the objections you have discussed don't justify spending more on a machine unless you want to use the laptop while away from home and a solution to a flaw makes its use unreasonably inconvenient, something I think won't happen with most of the flaws you have discussed. Then, too, people who live anywhere near a computer store or Walmart or Best Buy or other such stores can inspect computers in person.  And there are always user reviews and reviews in computer magazines such as the best laptops for 2020 and other reviews such as the best laptops for 2020 costing under this or that amount of money. And there are lists like this, good places to ask what machines people are using and for evaluations or to ask about a specific machine or machines you are interested in.

In short, you can pick the flaw that either won't matter to you or will be easy to work around, given how you use the computer or you can try to find one without such flaws and I would think some computers without them perhaps many, if you look, can be found.

While your objection is interesting because it leads to a discussion of the ways to find a good computer, it doesn't justify spending more money for the majority of users.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 3:10 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Hi Gene,

Systems in that price range today have major flaws, iether few ports,
cooling, keyboard, mouse, material design. You can view notebookcheck
and similar technology sites, and read reviews for systems in different
price brackets, and all of those systems will have their flaws
mentioned. Whether these flaws matter though depends on the flaw or person.

On 10/15/2020 9:04 PM, Gene wrote:
And so are laptops.  Your information is wrong.  I bought a laptop about nine years ago, and certainly you would get more power for the same price now, for about 480 dollars.  It has worked very well.  It is not compromised.  It doesn't have defects.

And no one said a 500 dollar computer is good for everyone. I'm not talking about gamers or power users.  I'm talking about the majority of Internet users who stream, surf, use a word processor, record audio, and do other tasks that are not particularly demanding.


Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Just because you may consider a system adequate for your own needs
doesn't mean it is for  is for everyone. A system like that would have
major compremises. For clerification, I am talking about laptop prices,
desktops in that price range may in fact be midrange. What I am saying
is a minimum system for anyone should have a 6 core or so CPU, 8 gb or
16 gb of dual channel ram, an I5processor etc.

On 10/15/2020 7:08 PM, Monte Single wrote:
Hi list,
: enes sarıbaş  thinks a 500 dollar computer/laptop is less than adequate for the average user.
He is not the first person on the list to express such thoughts.
The  one time I spent more than that for a computer was for the first one I purchased;  that was in the last millennium.
If I spent 500 u s dollars on a computer today,  it would be built with quality parts and be more than adequate for the average computer user's needs.
: enes sarıbaş   go forth and conquer, spend the big bucks.
Hopefully it will stimulate the economy.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: October 15, 2020 5:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

That simply is not true.  A lot of people have machines in the five hundred dollar range and they work fine.

And five hundred dollar machines aren't just barely competent machines.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

No, I would not buy a 500 dollar machine. In fact, I would exclude machines below a certain build quality as a matter of principle. Is saving every little penny really worth it for a device people use 12 hours a day or more? possibly? Those machines usually have more than one major flaw, and have barebone specs. I think a power user should get a pc above the 1000 dollar range, and a regular user, if they can aford it should go around 700-800. The difference between an entry level, and even midrange computer is very apparent in build quality, as well as components. A midrange system will probably have one or two important flaws, but a budget system will have three or more, iether bad keyboard, cheap material, poor cooling, etc.

On 10/15/2020 7:15 AM, Gene wrote:
And I suspect you spent over a thousand dollars to do what a five
hundred dollar computer can do, less if on sale ormanufacturer
refurbished.  I don't know enough technically to discuss some of your
technical points, but I'll say the following:
The advice I see from computer advisors is that for the majority of
people, purchasing a machine somewhere in the five hundred dollar
range will meet their needs.  And even if memory requirements have
gone up for some programs, they haven't gone up nearly enough that
more than 8GB of ram is recommended for the majority of users.  That
is the recommendation and it has been for years.

A little money here, a little money there, a more powerful processor,
and pretty soon, you are spending five hundred dollars or more than
you need to and gambling that your machine will last far longer than
the generally agreed on length for reliable service, five years.  I
think it is a very bad gamble, not because the machine won't last
longer, it may well do so, but you are spending a lot more money now
for performance parameters that will be much less expensive when you
replace the computer.  And the typical user, buying a machine around
the five hundred dollar range today, unless their uses change
radically, won't have problems that will require a new machine probably for the life of the current one.

And what about technological changes itself?  If you bought a machine
in the Windows 7 days that was future proofed, in your opinion at that
time, it might not run Windows 10 now.  My understanding is, and if
I'm wrong, I'm sure I will be corrected, that a lot of Windows 7
machines won't run Windows 10 because Microsoft now requires that
different processors be used.

While I don't think that sort of thing will happen if one buys a
machine now for use seven or ten years into the future and are
attempting to future proof it, you are again gambling that newer
technologies wohn't come along that will render your computer less
useable, no matter how you future proof it now.

Gene.
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

This isn't correct. Browsers, and other day to day applications even,
dramatically have increased ram usage, as well as CPU power. For
example, Zoom will only let you blur the background of video if you
have a quad core processor. If you buy a dual core as opposed to a
quad core processor for example, it will struggle at even the most
basic of tasks, and in 5 years, or even in a few years, programas even
screen readers will begin to lag. This happened with my core I5 4200M.
I thought a dual core was ok, though this was a system gifted to me.
Had I been choosing my own system then, I would've gone for an I7, and
now, this dual core is not even good enough for browsing. Large
websites will freeze it and even when I had it, intensive apps like
finereader will lag significantly independant of ram. This is exactly
I future proofed my next laptop, with a 1tb SSD, 32 gb of ram, and an
r7 4800H processor from AMD, with a 4.2 GHZ boost across all cores.
This should be powerful enough to run anything conceivable in the next
5 or so years, except maybe AI workloads.
On 10/15/2020 6:07 AM, Gene wrote:
I've seen others, and I believe you, too, make the future proof
argument for buying a more powerful computer than the person's
anticipated needs because it will be useful longer because you never
know when your needs will change. I've always thought such arguments
were not good ones. For one thing, a lot of people will continue to
use computers in about the same ways as now and if they do use them
in more demanding ways, those will not likely tax the computer if
they buy a computer that isn't just barely powerful enough to do what they want.

Also, technology continues to become more powerful and cost less. So,
in five years, the projected reliable life of a computer, you will be
able to buy one to meet your needs then for less money than you are
paying now. In addition, though it’s a gamble, many computers last
more than five years, many significantly more. Every dollar you
overspend to be future proofed that you didn't need because your
needs didn't change and all the extra power of your computer remains
unused is increasingly wasted, the longer your computer lasts.

It makes much more sense to buy a computer that is powerful enough to
meet your current needs well if you don't anticipate major changes in
how you will use your computer and are reasonably confident that you
won't do things in future that will exceed the ability of the computer.

Spending one-thousand dollars to future proof a machine, just in
case, maybe you use your machine much differently in the future, when
you could spend five hundred dollars today and three hundred dollars
in fived or seven or eight years for another machine that you would
probably use in similar ways as you do now or not much, is a bad idea.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me



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.






































Re: 5g and me

chris judge
 

Hi Gene. I don't think you will ever appreciate the difference between having an SSHD or a mechanical one until you experience it first hand.

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: October 16, 2020 9:07 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

The article proves my point about future proofing. It says here and there that this has been a problem but that things are changing, such as regarding battery life. Also, a battery that lasts six hours for me would be more than enough time, the day long battery capacity that is rare now among less expensive laptops wouldn't matter to me and I don't think to a lot of other people either. Display issues are irrelevant to blind users so that eliminates one source of objection.

Also, the article says something like that a solid state drive should be considered mandatory. By whom and for whom does it matter? This is arbitrary and not well supported. I think it is just plain wrong as a generalization.

Consider the following:
When I first open a program in my very reasonably fast nine year old laptop, with of course a mechanical drive, it may take perhaps three to five seconds to open the first time. Then, because of caching, when I open it again during that session, it tends to open in perhaps one or two seconds. Does having a solid state drive and having programs open in perhaps half a second really matter?

If you do a lot of things that you would benefit from, such as some sort of work that requires a lot of hard drive activity, that's one thing. For surfing, working with a word processor, e-mail, Zooming, in short, the things most people will use a computer for, an SSD doesn't matter enough to worry about.

I strongly contend that authors who make such claims suffer from the gee whiz speed compulsion of our age. If someone is going to spend half an hour working on a word processor document, does it matter if it takes five seconds to open the program? If five seconds matters in a twenty minute work session, then the person had better not take any short breaks, yawn, stretch, walk around for a minut or two to relax and loosen his/her joints, in short, the person would be a nervous wreck. So why are a few seconds considered so vital when it comes to computer use for the majority of people. I don't know the differences in cost between getting a machine with a solid state or a mechanical drive. If I can get the same machine that I want or a similar one and save fifty dollars, if that tends to be what I'll save, I'll save the fifty dollars and have a word processor open in five seconds instead of one the first time I open it during a session.

Music doesn't take less time to listen to, the player may open more quickly, an article on the Internet can't be read any faster, I don't know if the page opens faster, though I doubt it does to any meaningful extent, and so forth.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 6:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Hi Gene,

I am not an ordinary user. When I purchase a computer, I will not settle for anything less than the best. This system, while still able to run browsers and regular websites ok, struggles and crashes freezes when running large websites. The difference in processor technology reached a critically dramatic point when I thhought replacing this was a good option. Every component on my new machine should at least provide a 100% improvement or more, even ram speeds, 1600 vs 3200.

Flaws on laptops on that price range are usually intolerable. A cheap case will not cool properly, and will bend or warp easily. For example, my laptop's plastic yields under the DVD drive. Cooling isn't fixable with a cooling pad. Unfortunately with the focus on portability cooling is taking a back seat with laptops. If fans are too small for the thermals, or if vents are too small, that throttles down the processor.
For sighted people, the screens of such machines are terrible in quality. And a USB keyboard adds unneeded bulk to laptops. Look at a list of best laptops on any sight, and you won't see any machines in your price range that make those lists. Here is an article which describes why it makes sense to pay for a better laptop.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/dont-be-so-cheap-five-reasons-you-should-spend-more-on-your-next-laptop/


On 10/16/2020 5:53 AM, Gene wrote:
Few ports won't matter with hubs available and many people may well
not need more than the ports offered. Keyboards, I don't know how
serious a problem that is. My lapptop, I don't know if it is in the
minority, as a very nice keyboard with large keys and a nice feel.
While a keyboard that is more difficult or unpleasant to use than it
should be would be an annoyance, at least when used at home, and
laptops these days often replace desktops, its easy enough to use a
USB keyboard. If this is a problem with many laptops, it is hardly a
major flaw and hardly rises to the level justifying spending hundreds
of dollars more to solve unless you use the laptop portably some or
much of the time and you can't find a portable keyboard that satisfies
your needs. Cooling? If you are talking about laptops, the person
can use a cooling pad. Not a serious problem at all.

I don't know what problems you are referring to by material design.
I'll look at the page, but the objections you have discussed don't
justify spending more on a machine unless you want to use the laptop
while away from home and a solution to a flaw makes its use
unreasonably inconvenient, something I think won't happen with most of
the flaws you have discussed. Then, too, people who live anywhere near
a computer store or Walmart or Best Buy or other such stores can
inspect computers in person. And there are always user reviews and
reviews in computer magazines such as the best laptops for 2020 and
other reviews such as the best laptops for 2020 costing under this or
that amount of money. And there are lists like this, good places to
ask what machines people are using and for evaluations or to ask about
a specific machine or machines you are interested in.

In short, you can pick the flaw that either won't matter to you or
will be easy to work around, given how you use the computer or you can
try to find one without such flaws and I would think some computers
without them perhaps many, if you look, can be found.

While your objection is interesting because it leads to a discussion
of the ways to find a good computer, it doesn't justify spending more
money for the majority of users.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 3:10 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Hi Gene,

Systems in that price range today have major flaws, iether few ports,
cooling, keyboard, mouse, material design. You can view notebookcheck
and similar technology sites, and read reviews for systems in
different price brackets, and all of those systems will have their
flaws mentioned. Whether these flaws matter though depends on the flaw
or person.

On 10/15/2020 9:04 PM, Gene wrote:
And so are laptops. Your information is wrong. I bought a laptop
about nine years ago, and certainly you would get more power for the
same price now, for about 480 dollars. It has worked very well. It
is not compromised. It doesn't have defects.

And no one said a 500 dollar computer is good for everyone. I'm not
talking about gamers or power users. I'm talking about the majority
of Internet users who stream, surf, use a word processor, record
audio, and do other tasks that are not particularly demanding.


Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

Just because you may consider a system adequate for your own needs
doesn't mean it is for is for everyone. A system like that would
have major compremises. For clerification, I am talking about laptop
prices, desktops in that price range may in fact be midrange. What I
am saying is a minimum system for anyone should have a 6 core or so
CPU, 8 gb or
16 gb of dual channel ram, an I5processor etc.

On 10/15/2020 7:08 PM, Monte Single wrote:
Hi list,
: enes sarıbaş thinks a 500 dollar computer/laptop is less than
adequate for the average user.
He is not the first person on the list to express such thoughts.
The one time I spent more than that for a computer was for the
first one I purchased; that was in the last millennium.
If I spent 500 u s dollars on a computer today, it would be built
with quality parts and be more than adequate for the average
computer user's needs.
: enes sarıbaş go forth and conquer, spend the big bucks.
Hopefully it will stimulate the economy.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: October 15, 2020 5:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

That simply is not true. A lot of people have machines in the five
hundred dollar range and they work fine.

And five hundred dollar machines aren't just barely competent machines.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

No, I would not buy a 500 dollar machine. In fact, I would exclude
machines below a certain build quality as a matter of principle. Is
saving every little penny really worth it for a device people use 12
hours a day or more? possibly? Those machines usually have more than
one major flaw, and have barebone specs. I think a power user should
get a pc above the 1000 dollar range, and a regular user, if they
can aford it should go around 700-800. The difference between an
entry level, and even midrange computer is very apparent in build
quality, as well as components. A midrange system will probably have
one or two important flaws, but a budget system will have three or
more, iether bad keyboard, cheap material, poor cooling, etc.

On 10/15/2020 7:15 AM, Gene wrote:
And I suspect you spent over a thousand dollars to do what a five
hundred dollar computer can do, less if on sale ormanufacturer
refurbished. I don't know enough technically to discuss some of
your technical points, but I'll say the following:
The advice I see from computer advisors is that for the majority of
people, purchasing a machine somewhere in the five hundred dollar
range will meet their needs. And even if memory requirements have
gone up for some programs, they haven't gone up nearly enough that
more than 8GB of ram is recommended for the majority of users.
That is the recommendation and it has been for years.

A little money here, a little money there, a more powerful
processor, and pretty soon, you are spending five hundred dollars
or more than you need to and gambling that your machine will last
far longer than the generally agreed on length for reliable
service, five years. I think it is a very bad gamble, not because
the machine won't last longer, it may well do so, but you are
spending a lot more money now for performance parameters that will
be much less expensive when you replace the computer. And the
typical user, buying a machine around the five hundred dollar range
today, unless their uses change radically, won't have problems that
will require a new machine probably for the life of the current one.

And what about technological changes itself? If you bought a
machine in the Windows 7 days that was future proofed, in your
opinion at that time, it might not run Windows 10 now. My
understanding is, and if I'm wrong, I'm sure I will be corrected,
that a lot of Windows 7 machines won't run Windows 10 because
Microsoft now requires that different processors be used.

While I don't think that sort of thing will happen if one buys a
machine now for use seven or ten years into the future and are
attempting to future proof it, you are again gambling that newer
technologies wohn't come along that will render your computer less
useable, no matter how you future proof it now.

Gene.
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me

This isn't correct. Browsers, and other day to day applications
even, dramatically have increased ram usage, as well as CPU power.
For example, Zoom will only let you blur the background of video if
you have a quad core processor. If you buy a dual core as opposed
to a quad core processor for example, it will struggle at even the
most basic of tasks, and in 5 years, or even in a few years,
programas even screen readers will begin to lag. This happened with my core I5 4200M.
I thought a dual core was ok, though this was a system gifted to me.
Had I been choosing my own system then, I would've gone for an I7,
and now, this dual core is not even good enough for browsing. Large
websites will freeze it and even when I had it, intensive apps like
finereader will lag significantly independant of ram. This is
exactly I future proofed my next laptop, with a 1tb SSD, 32 gb of
ram, and an
r7 4800H processor from AMD, with a 4.2 GHZ boost across all cores.
This should be powerful enough to run anything conceivable in the
next
5 or so years, except maybe AI workloads.
On 10/15/2020 6:07 AM, Gene wrote:
I've seen others, and I believe you, too, make the future proof
argument for buying a more powerful computer than the person's
anticipated needs because it will be useful longer because you
never know when your needs will change. I've always thought such
arguments were not good ones. For one thing, a lot of people will
continue to use computers in about the same ways as now and if
they do use them in more demanding ways, those will not likely tax
the computer if they buy a computer that isn't just barely
powerful enough to do what they want.

Also, technology continues to become more powerful and cost less.
So, in five years, the projected reliable life of a computer, you
will be able to buy one to meet your needs then for less money
than you are paying now. In addition, though it’s a gamble, many
computers last more than five years, many significantly more.
Every dollar you overspend to be future proofed that you didn't
need because your needs didn't change and all the extra power of
your computer remains unused is increasingly wasted, the longer your computer lasts.

It makes much more sense to buy a computer that is powerful enough
to meet your current needs well if you don't anticipate major
changes in how you will use your computer and are reasonably
confident that you won't do things in future that will exceed the
ability of the computer.

Spending one-thousand dollars to future proof a machine, just in
case, maybe you use your machine much differently in the future,
when you could spend five hundred dollars today and three hundred
dollars in fived or seven or eight years for another machine that
you would probably use in similar ways as you do now or not much, is a bad idea.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me



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.
































Re: 5g and me

David Moore <jesusloves1966@...>
 

I have a a $250 laptop, 4 gig of RAM and I have the latest version of Windows 10, I run jaws, and vda, and have many browser tabs opened at once, and it runs beautifully. You do not need these specs like 16 gigs of RAM unless you are gaming or doing a lot of video editing, which I do neither. don't let people tell you that you need the highest specs on a computer or phone.


On Thu, Oct 15, 2020, 9:45 PM enes sarıbaş <enes.saribas@...> wrote:
Just because you may consider a system adequate for your own needs
doesn't mean it is for  is for everyone. A system like that would have
major compremises. For clerification, I am talking about laptop prices,
desktops in that price range may in fact be midrange. What I am saying
is a minimum system for anyone should have a 6 core or so CPU, 8 gb or
16 gb of dual channel ram, an I5processor etc.

On 10/15/2020 7:08 PM, Monte Single wrote:
> Hi list,
> : enes sarıbaş  thinks a 500 dollar computer/laptop is less than adequate for the average user.
> He is not the first person on the list to express such thoughts.
> The  one time I spent more than that for a computer was for the first one I purchased;  that was in the last millennium.
> If I spent 500 u s dollars on a computer today,  it would be built with quality parts and be more than adequate for the average computer user's needs.
> : enes sarıbaş   go forth and conquer, spend the big bucks.
> Hopefully it will stimulate the economy.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
> Sent: October 15, 2020 5:29 PM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me
>
> That simply is not true.  A lot of people have machines in the five hundred dollar range and they work fine.
>
> And five hundred dollar machines aren't just barely competent machines.
>
> Gene
> -----Original Message-----
> From: enes sarıbaş
> Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:14 PM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me
>
> No, I would not buy a 500 dollar machine. In fact, I would exclude machines below a certain build quality as a matter of principle. Is saving every little penny really worth it for a device people use 12 hours a day or more? possibly? Those machines usually have more than one major flaw, and have barebone specs. I think a power user should get a pc above the 1000 dollar range, and a regular user, if they can aford it should go around 700-800. The difference between an entry level, and even midrange computer is very apparent in build quality, as well as components. A midrange system will probably have one or two important flaws, but a budget system will have three or more, iether bad keyboard, cheap material, poor cooling, etc.
>
> On 10/15/2020 7:15 AM, Gene wrote:
>> And I suspect you spent over a thousand dollars to do what a five
>> hundred dollar computer can do, less if on sale ormanufacturer
>> refurbished.  I don't know enough technically to discuss some of your
>> technical points, but I'll say the following:
>> The advice I see from computer advisors is that for the majority of
>> people, purchasing a machine somewhere in the five hundred dollar
>> range will meet their needs.  And even if memory requirements have
>> gone up for some programs, they haven't gone up nearly enough that
>> more than 8GB of ram is recommended for the majority of users.  That
>> is the recommendation and it has been for years.
>>
>> A little money here, a little money there, a more powerful processor,
>> and pretty soon, you are spending five hundred dollars or more than
>> you need to and gambling that your machine will last far longer than
>> the generally agreed on length for reliable service, five years.  I
>> think it is a very bad gamble, not because the machine won't last
>> longer, it may well do so, but you are spending a lot more money now
>> for performance parameters that will be much less expensive when you
>> replace the computer.  And the typical user, buying a machine around
>> the five hundred dollar range today, unless their uses change
>> radically, won't have problems that will require a new machine probably for the life of the current one.
>>
>> And what about technological changes itself?  If you bought a machine
>> in the Windows 7 days that was future proofed, in your opinion at that
>> time, it might not run Windows 10 now.  My understanding is, and if
>> I'm wrong, I'm sure I will be corrected, that a lot of Windows 7
>> machines won't run Windows 10 because Microsoft now requires that
>> different processors be used.
>>
>> While I don't think that sort of thing will happen if one buys a
>> machine now for use seven or ten years into the future and are
>> attempting to future proof it, you are again gambling that newer
>> technologies wohn't come along that will render your computer less
>> useable, no matter how you future proof it now.
>>
>> Gene.
>> -----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
>> Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:27 AM
>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me
>>
>> This isn't correct. Browsers, and other day to day applications even,
>> dramatically have increased ram usage, as well as CPU power. For
>> example, Zoom will only let you blur the background of video  if you
>> have a quad core processor. If you buy a dual core as opposed to a
>> quad core processor for example, it will struggle at even the most
>> basic of tasks, and in 5 years, or even in a few years, programas even
>> screen readers will begin to lag. This happened with my core I5 4200M.
>> I thought a dual core was ok, though this was a system gifted to me.
>> Had I been choosing my own system then, I would've gone for an I7, and
>> now, this dual core is not even good enough for browsing. Large
>> websites will freeze it and even when I had it, intensive apps like
>> finereader will lag significantly independant of ram. This is exactly
>> I future proofed my next laptop, with a 1tb SSD, 32 gb of ram, and an
>> r7 4800H processor from AMD, with a 4.2 GHZ boost across all cores.
>> This should be powerful enough to run anything conceivable in the next
>> 5 or so years, except maybe AI workloads.
>> On 10/15/2020 6:07 AM, Gene wrote:
>>> I've seen others, and I believe you, too, make the future proof
>>> argument for buying a more powerful computer than the person's
>>> anticipated needs because it will be useful longer because you never
>>> know when your needs will change. I've always thought such arguments
>>> were not good ones. For one thing, a lot of people will continue to
>>> use computers in about the same ways as now and if they do use them
>>> in more demanding ways, those will not likely tax the computer if
>>> they buy a computer that isn't just barely powerful enough to do what they want.
>>>
>>> Also, technology continues to become more powerful and cost less. So,
>>> in five years, the projected reliable life of a computer, you will be
>>> able to buy one to meet your needs then for less money than you are
>>> paying now. In addition, though it’s a gamble, many computers last
>>> more than five years, many significantly more. Every dollar you
>>> overspend to be future proofed that you didn't need because your
>>> needs didn't change and all the extra power of your computer remains
>>> unused is increasingly wasted, the longer your computer lasts.
>>>
>>> It makes much more sense to buy a computer that is powerful enough to
>>> meet your current needs well if you don't anticipate major changes in
>>> how you will use your computer and are reasonably confident that you
>>> won't do things in future that will exceed the ability of the computer.
>>>
>>> Spending one-thousand dollars to future proof a machine, just in
>>> case, maybe you use your machine much differently in the future, when
>>> you could spend five hundred dollars today and three hundred dollars
>>> in fived or seven or eight years for another machine that you would
>>> probably use in similar ways as you do now or not much, is a bad idea.
>>>
>>> Gene
>>> -----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
>>> Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:27 PM
>>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 5g and me
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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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Re: email question

lance allison
 

I or someone could just board them to you with your current email address you use


On Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 1:58 PM Pamela Dominguez <pammygirl99@...> wrote:
I’d hope that would work, but I find that whenever you contact your service provider, it just turns into a war about whose fault it is: the list says it’s your service provider, and your service provider blames it on the list.  I hope she has better luck.  Pam.
 
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:13 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] email question
 
Ask the group owner or moderator to send you a bounce probe message, then once you get it, make sure to activate the link at the end.  It's worth a shot.

If that doesn't do it, I'd check with your e-mail service provider to see if they're blocking whatever the domain name groups.google.com.  This would be very odd, but it's not beyond the realm of possibility.

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