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Re: Website Question

Gene
 

It says same page link because the link takes you somewhere on the same page or opens new information on the same page. While you can stop this one way or another, you may find that useful at times. I don't use JAWS so I'll leave it to others to tell you how to stop that announcement. I know of a way but there may be a better one.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Shelly Kane
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:28 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Website Question

Hi Group:


I went to the Bishops website but I did what Gene said and it came up
with no problem. I clicked on books of the Bible and was able to find
the book I wanted. I had to do some maneuvering but I think with every
website that will happen. I don't know what version it was that I was
reading from but if I'm not mistaken, it may have been the New American
Bible. I think the teacher told me it automatically goes to that one
which is fine. I like it because it told me the number of the verse
that I was on and I was able to click what chapter I needed. The only
thing that happened is occasionally Jaws kept saying same page. Do any
of you have that issue and if so, can anything be done about it? Thank
you all so much for your help.

Shelly


Re: Website Question

Gene
 

What do you mean difficult? Press enter on the book of the Bible you want to read, then find the verse you want to read and press enter. But without knowing what you find difficult, I might not be addressing your problem if I go into further detail. If the problem is that you have problems finding the book you want or where the versus begin or some such problems let us know. I've never seen a Bible site where you might not have such problems but they can be easily eliminated with navigation techniques that may help with many sites.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Shelly Kane
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2020 3:56 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Website Question

Gene:


I was just telling Ron about the site you gave me. I will definitely
try it the way you gave it to me. When I visit the site, I put in:
usccb.org/bible/readings and then I go to books of the Bible and I found
it difficult. Maybe this way will be easier. I will give this a try
also. Did you find it accessible with screen readers? I just want to
be able to look at a list of books and pick the one I want and then look
at the chapters and then click on a chapter. Does this site you were
telling me about work like that?

Shelly

On 12/28/2020 4:34 AM, Gene wrote:
The site Ron gave has a different version of the Bible than the newest one made available and the newest one is probably the one your class is using. I don't know if or how much it matters but if you want to use what is likely the same one, with the same introductions to books and footnotes, this site will provide it:
The site Ron gave has a different version of the Bible than the newest one made available and the newest one is probably the one your class is using. I don't know if or how much it matters but if you want to use what I suspect is likely the same one, with the same introductions to books and footnotes, this site will provide it:
https://bible.usccb.org/bible

I am not a Catholic but I suspect the version on the site Ron gave is the Scolfield Bible. I didn't find an attribution on the site but I compared and it definitely isn't the version on the USCCB site.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Shelly Kane
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 4:14 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Website Question

Hi Group:


I was wondering if anyone knows of a good place that's accessible to
find books of the Bible? I'm doing a class and would like to find a
website with the books of the Bible where I can go to the site and pick
which took I want to read and I would be able to find the chapters
easily. I'm looking for a Catholic Bible. If no one knows, I perfectly
understand. Thanks in advance.

Shelly










Re: How do you reduce bit rate in mp3 file?

Gene
 

You can do this but how long are they? For example, five files that are 80mb each, if you reduce them all to 64KBPS will save you about 20mb per file. You will save about 100MB. That isn't a lot of space. You may save quite a bit of space if they are truly long files or if they are shorter files and there are a lot but from looking around at some of my files, it appears to me that a 128KBPS file that is an hour long takes roughly 40mb. If you reduce it to 64KBPS, it will be somewhere around 20MB. Even if you have ten such files, you will only save 200MB and that isn't much space. Many times, that kind of question means its time to get another drive.
You can use the program Switch to do this but it may not be worth the trouble.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2020 12:30 AM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] How do you reduce bit rate in mp3 file?

All,


I have several mp3 files that should be just about the same file but the
bit rate makes one file a good deal larger than the other.


Is there software that is no or low cost that would let me take a 128
bit mp3 file and change it to the same file but 64bit?

This would mainly involve spoken word files. I am hoping to increase
open space on my external hard drive.


Thanks in advance for your help!

nancy


Fw: Blind exchange: This is the error

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Does anybody know how to tell the Windows client to send in text?

Ann P.


Forwarded message:

From: Gerardo Corripio <gera1027@gmail.com>
to: Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email>
Subject: Blind exchange: This is the error
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2020 12:00:05 -0600


Ann firstly Merry Christmas and New Year’s! Here’s the error when posting from my Laptop to the Blind Exchange list. I looked everywhere but can’t figure out how to change to Plain Text but only Email per Email, if it’s possible? I?m using the native Mail app on Windows10. Here’s the error I get Your posting to the BLIND-X list has been rejected because it only contains

material in a format disallowed by the list configuration. The list is

configured to remove unwanted material and process the remaining text. However,

in this case, there would be nothing left after removing the disallowed

material. You may want to resend your message in plain text, which is always

allowed.

Enviado desde Correo <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> para Windows 10

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Filtering in Excel

Bhavya shah
 

Dear all,

I am using NVDA 2020.4 Beta 2, Excel 2016, and Windows 10. I am trying
to make use of the Filter function in Excel to sift through a large
chunk of data. The step of the process I am struggling at is this. I
have selected the data range, enabled the Filter toggle from the Data
tab in the Excel ribbon, and now I am supposed to click the Filter
icon corresponding to the column header I am interested in working
with. My focus is on the first cell of the column I wish to filter ,
but I am not sure where to locate this Filter icon and how to activate
it.

I would truly appreciate any assistance with the above.

Thanks.

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Website Question

Shelly Kane
 

Hi Group:


I went to the Bishops website but I did what Gene said and it came up with no problem.  I clicked on books of the Bible and was able to find the book I wanted.  I had to do some maneuvering but I think with every website that will happen.  I don't know what version it was that I was reading from but if I'm not mistaken, it may have been the New American Bible.  I think the teacher told me it automatically goes to that one which is fine.  I like it because it told me the number of the verse that I was on and I was able to click what chapter I needed.  The only thing that happened is occasionally Jaws kept saying same page.  Do any of you have that issue and if so, can anything be done about it?  Thank you all so much for your help.

Shelly


Re: Website Question

Shelly Kane
 

Ann:


Thanks for the information.  I'm ahead of you there.  Have been getting emails for years.  Thank you.

Shelly

On 12/28/2020 6:16 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Yes, I like the USCCB site.  I get the daily readings from them in email.  If you go to the site Gene mentioned, you can sign up for that.

Ann P.


Re: Website Question

Shelly Kane
 

Ann:


Thank you so much.  I do know about them but I'm not interested in that.  I would rather do things on my phone or computer.  Thank you for the suggestion though.

Shelly

On 12/28/2020 6:09 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Oh my, you mean there is actually a person who isn't familiar with Xavier Society for the Blind?   You could get the newest Roman Catholic translation of The Bible on CD for free if you wanted it, plus the weekly readings for Sunday Mass.  they have all kinds of religious material in Braille and also in .brf and audio.

Xavier Society for the Blind
248 35th Street
Suite 1502
New York, New York 10001-2505
https://xaviersocietyfortheblind.org/
(212) 473-7800

They're a Jesuit ministry.  I get the weekly readings from them, and I have the Bible on CD.  Yes, you can access the books with ease and go to the verses you want.  They've been operating for a hundred and twenty years.  They also have a very nice braille pocket calendar which I love.  It's not too big and it has the year's calendar including holidays and feast days and saints' days.  It's very handy.   Just ask them to send you one.

Now if you just want to get the occasional Bible verse or chaptger, the best place is:

http://www.biblegateway.org

HTH,
Ann P.


Re: Website Question

Shelly Kane
 

Gene:


I was just telling Ron about the site you gave me.  I will definitely try it the way you gave it to me.  When I visit the site, I put in:  usccb.org/bible/readings and then I go to books of the Bible and I found it difficult.  Maybe this way will be easier.  I will give this a try also.  Did you find it accessible with screen readers?  I just want to be able to look at a list of books and pick the one I want and then look at the chapters and then click on a chapter.  Does this site you were telling me about work like that?

Shelly

On 12/28/2020 4:34 AM, Gene wrote:
The site Ron gave has a different version of the Bible than the newest one made available and the newest one is probably the one your class is using. I don't know if or how much it matters but if you want to use what is likely the same one, with the same introductions to books and footnotes, this site will provide it:
The site Ron gave has a different version of the Bible than the newest one made available and the newest one is probably the one your class is using. I don't know if or how much it matters but if you want to use what I suspect is likely the same one, with the same introductions to books and footnotes, this site will provide it:
https://bible.usccb.org/bible

I am not a Catholic but I suspect the version on the site Ron gave is the Scolfield Bible.  I didn't find an attribution on the site but I compared and it definitely isn't the version on the USCCB site.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Shelly Kane
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 4:14 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Website Question

       Hi Group:


I was wondering if anyone knows of a good place that's accessible to
find books of the Bible?  I'm doing a class and would like to find a
website with the books of the Bible where I can go to the site and pick
which took I want to read and I would be able to find the chapters
easily.  I'm looking for a Catholic Bible.  If no one knows, I perfectly
understand.  Thanks in advance.

Shelly









Re: Website Question

Shelly Kane
 

Ron:


Thank you so much.  I will be sure and give it a try and let you know how I make out.  There is a Bishops website that I tried but it's difficult for me to use.  Maybe I'm doing something wrong. You can get the Mass readings on there as well.  The site if you want to check it out to see if you have any problem is: usccb.org/bible/readings

On 12/28/2020 2:13 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Shelly,

Here is a site called Catholic Online Bible.  They bark at you a lot for donations (go figure) but at this time, you can access each of the books individually and chapters as well.
https://www.catholic.org/bible/books_bible.php#content


On 12/28/2020 5:14 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Group:


I was wondering if anyone knows of a good place that's accessible to find books of the Bible?  I'm doing a class and would like to find a website with the books of the Bible where I can go to the site and pick which took I want to read and I would be able to find the chapters easily.  I'm looking for a Catholic Bible.  If no one knows, I perfectly understand. Thanks in advance.

Shelly






Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Lenron
 

Yes they sell pretty well. My dell doesn't have on but most laptops I
keep I prefer to have the numpad. I have always had pretty good luck
with Asus. One of my favorite laptops was an Asus. Also please don't
over think the fact that computer with work great with IOS and
android. It will for sure be running windows 10. Take most things they
tell you in best buy with a grain of salt, Because they really don't
know as much as they should about the things they sell.

On 12/28/20, Janet <janet.harvard@outlook.com> wrote:
Hi Brian,
I seen at least four or five Laptops with NumPads, and what I call normal
keys. I was surprised though that Best Buy had so many Laptops with the
NumPad. I searched in the store maybe over a year ago, and I was told by a
salesmen they don't carry any Laptops with NumPads anymore. I had a friend
of mine just a few weeks ago to search on line, and she said Best Buy didn't
have any Laptops with NumPads, and I went there today, and sure enough, they
did have them, and I liked all of them, and I noticed with all the Laptops
with the NumPads, Best Buy was out of stock with all of them, so they must
sell fairly well.

Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Brian Zolo
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2020 4:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Hey there, Janet, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio. Why not just buy an
external keyboard rather than getting a whole new laptop. At some point in
time you'll definitely need to consider either getting a subscription to
office 365 or get a physical version of Microsoft office. Office 365 is
subscription based but the advantage to subscriptions is that you'll always
be kept up to date. I've stayed with external keyboards and that's just a
personal choice because of the differences in the layout of laptop
keyboards. Most laptops that you buy will already have windows ten
installed. Then it's a matter of getting whatever screen reading software
you intend to use installed. Variety is the spice of life, grin1 bZ!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Janet
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Hi,
You are so right. It really does all depend on what someone does, and often
they use it. So, you got a Lenovo for $250, great deal, and it still is
running! LOL! I can't stand the keyboard on this Lenovo I bought though.
I will take it back to Best Buy Monday, and hopefully get a better one with
a better keyboard for me to work with.

Thank you so much for all your help.

Janet
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

How long a laptop or desktop lasts depends on many factors. Some of the
factors are; The quality of the components of the machine, How and where the
machine is used, How many hours a day or week the machine is used.
... and others I do not think of right now.

I gave my sister an inexpensive Lenovo laptop in July of 2016. She
probably uses it a bit each day but I know she does not spend hours and
hours, on facebook, pinterest, and games.
So she has been using that cheap Lenovo laptop for 4 and a half years. It
does all the thing she wants to do. It may die tomorrow. It may last
andother 4 years. It keeps instaloling the windows updates.
It cost 250 U S dollars on sale.
If it dies tomorrow, so be it.
I figure it was a good investment.
For some other people, that laptop would have been inadequate.
Getting a machine that suits your needs and your budget is the best you can
do.
If money is not an issue, then you have a lot more choices.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: December 26, 2020 8:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Hi Gene and All,
I've been doing quite a bit of research on the Lenovo IdeaPad in which I
recently bought. I don't particularly like the keyboard, as the keys are to
flat and to large, and different shapes, and when I press a key, the key
goes down into the keyboard. I also read quite a bit about how long the
Lenovo Laptops last, and according to what I have been reading, they only
will last two years. LOL! I paid $499, so I would like it to last a little
longer, but with this particular Laptop, according to the reviews I've
read, this isn't going to last long. I also read this Lenovo does overheat
quite often, not sure if it is because of the Intel Processor or what. I am
going to take it back to Best Buy Monday, and try to get one without the num
pad, as I know Best Buy don't have Laptops with the Num Pad in their
stores.
Thank you all so much for all your help, as it is greatly appreciated.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

To clarify, I'm saying that I don't have the technical knowledge to discuss
the chip speed and cache that would be the best buy for the money for a
typical user. If you get too underpowered or undercached a chip, you likely
won't be satisfied. I'm also saying that differences in brands, which chips
offer faster performance and more cache, for example for the price, and
which operate more cooly, if that matters, are things I don't have the
knowledge to discuss along with the best specifications per brand.

It is my impression that this or that brand may have a slower chip speed,
but that other technical differences may provide faster performance than a
different brand with the same chip speed.. And how much such differences
matter for the typical user in terms of performance per price is something I
don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

There are objective differences in brands and models of chips. Whether and
to what extent they matter to the typical user, I don't know and I don't
have the technical knowledge to discuss but there are objective
differences.
it isn't just a matter of taste.


Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:24 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.



Hi Pam,



Computer brands, models, processors, speakers, it is mostly a matter of what
we are used to and what we can afford.

You know, I’m a chev guy,

I’m a Wrangler Woman,

I choose pepsi,

Coke rocks

And we won’t bother with the pizza or burgers.



Cheers,



Monte





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: December 26, 2020 9:40 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.







My first windows computer was a Gateway 2000 tower with an AMD processor
that I got back in 2000. I was told, even back then, that AMD processors
were better. Pam.







From: Monte Single



Sent: Friday, December 25, 2020 8:16 AM



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.







Hi Josh,

I am not familiar with the current line of a m d processors, but they were
all I used till a few years ago.My impression is that a m d processors are
now a better choice, dollar for dollar, than an intel.



Of course some will disagree.



It sounds like a great machine unless you intend to do serious gaming and
video editing.





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh
Kennedy
Sent: December 25, 2020 6:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.





speaking of LENOVO laptops, I am thinking of getting the following laptop. A
LENOVO, with 256 GB solid-state NVME Drive., and I'm sorry if I posted this
before I don't remember if I did, I amD RYZEN5 processor, eight gigs of RAM,
with this configuration of computer work good with JAWS?












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Re: thinkin, and drinkin and typin'

chris judge
 

I use to have a power strip under my desk. Every once in a while none of my computer stuff would work, finally I discovered one of the little monsters was stepping on the switch. I guess he didn't like the rumble of the jaws voice.

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: December 28, 2020 9:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thinkin, and drinkin and typin'

I have a friend here, and with mouth and paws, Sadie, the black cat disconnected her power strip.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 6:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thinkin, and drinkin and typin'

Wow, four cats! Do your cats ever feel like they want to contribute to your writing? (smile) I remember getting an email from somebody that looked a little strange, and then she said she was sorry, but her cat decided she wanted to write some, too. One of my friend’s cats used to walk all over the phone when we were talking, and sometimes, disconnect us. Pam.

From: chris judge <mailto:chrisjudge1967@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 4:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thinkin, and drinkin and typin'


Darn right, can’t git rid of the pets. That’s why, when choosing a new computer, along with the typical questions such as, what am I going to do with it, am I going to be editing a lot of video, or just surfing the internet, we need to consider our environment. I know, for instance, that I have four cats. I also know that I’m the kind of person who will have the odd coffee, glass of water, or can of beer while sitting at the computer. Putting a vulnerable laptop in that environment would be negligent.







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: December 28, 2020 4:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thinkin, and drinkin and typin'



Oh yes,

We are slaves to our pets, especially cats and dogs.

They trip us up in all kind of ways. Sometimes, thet cost us thousands of dollars a year, but they sure hang in there.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: December 28, 2020 1:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thinkin, and drinkin and typin'



Sir Monte, for sure. If one spends as much time behind their keyboards as it appears most of us do, it is unrealistic to expect that one wouldn’t want to enjoy a beverage. I too practice safe habits around my computer most of the time. The incident I discussed in the earlier post was actually quite a little experience and totally careless of me. I was sitting on the sofa, it was around Christmas time. Kim wanted to use the desktop computer so I grabbed her laptop, which she hadn’t used in six months, and fired it up. Now this was way, way back in 2008. We’re talking a Soni Vio with 512 meg of ram running good old xp.

So while the computer was taking it’s customary 20 minutes to boot up, I, being that it was Christmas and all, decided that a hot chocolate, laced with a hearty dollop of some spirit, for the life of me I can’t recall what it was, but spirit all the same, was in order.



Now, beverage all prepared, I sat down and took this clunky, and I mean, clunky, Soni Vio on to my lap. I then proceeded to reach with my left hand, which is not my good one, lift the mug of lovely liquid to my lips, took a healthy gulp, then proceeded to bump my elbow on the cat who had snuggled up against me on my left without my notice. Needless to say I sloshed most of the contents all over the lovely vios keyboard. Jaws went wild and the thing shut down.



Kim wasn’t all that mad, well, at first she was a bit put out until I explained that, even though it was a $2000 laptop when it was purchased, several years, as well as technological advancements, helped it to depreciate in value almost as much as the cup of hot chocolate did.

I

Bought her a little netbook running windows 7 and she was just as happy as a little kid in a candy store.



So yes, always put beverages in a safe container while working around our tech toys. To do anything else would be negligent.





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: December 28, 2020 12:10 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io <mailto:techtalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] thinkin, and drinkin and typin'



Hi List,



I use my computer just about any time of day or night.

Space is not a problem so I have a good sized u-shaped workstation.

Quite often, I may be having a snack or a beverage while I use my pc.

Several years ago I started using those stainless types thermos containers like the one you get in a 2 pack at Costco. These are the ones with the twist off tops. They keepp hot things hot and cold things cold.

These containers are about 12-14 ozs. They have little push buttons on the side of the tops.

So when youwant a drink, you just tip the top of the container to your lips and press the side button; and drink your beverage of choice.

I mention these containers because they are spill proof and unbreakable.More than once, I have knocked one over, on my keyboard, on the floor, on the desk.

No worries, nothingspills, nothing breaks.



I am not encouraging people to have bad habits while using technology,

I’m just showing that you can have beverages, hot or cold, in your home/office space and not have to worry about spills.



Cheers,



Monte



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Re: thinkin, and drinkin and typin'

chris judge
 

Sorry, that 4 cats was a typo. I only have three lol.

 

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: December 28, 2020 7:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thinkin, and drinkin and typin'

 

Wow, four cats!  Do your cats ever feel like they want to contribute to your writing?  (smile)  I remember getting an email from somebody that looked a little strange, and then she said she was sorry, but her cat decided she wanted to write some, too.  One of my friend’s cats used to walk all over the phone when we were talking, and sometimes, disconnect us.  Pam.

 

Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 4:32 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thinkin, and drinkin and typin'

 

Darn right, can’t git rid of the pets. That’s why, when choosing a new computer, along with the typical questions such as, what am I going to do with it, am I going to be editing a lot of video, or just surfing the internet, we need to consider our environment. I know, for instance, that I have four cats. I also know that I’m the kind of person who will have the odd coffee, glass of water, or can of beer while sitting at the computer. Putting a vulnerable laptop in that environment would be negligent.

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: December 28, 2020 4:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thinkin, and drinkin and typin'

 

Oh yes,

We are slaves to our pets, especially cats and dogs.

They trip us up in all kind of ways.  Sometimes, thet cost us thousands of dollars a year,  but they sure hang in there.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: December 28, 2020 1:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thinkin, and drinkin and typin'

 

Sir Monte, for sure. If one spends as much time behind their keyboards as it appears most of us do, it is unrealistic to expect that one wouldn’t want to enjoy a beverage. I too practice safe habits around my computer most of the time. The incident I discussed in the earlier post was actually quite a little experience and totally careless of me. I was sitting on the sofa, it was around Christmas time. Kim wanted to use the desktop computer so I grabbed her laptop, which she hadn’t used in six months, and fired it up. Now this was way, way back in 2008. We’re talking a Soni Vio with 512 meg of ram running good old xp.

So while the computer was taking it’s customary 20 minutes to boot up, I, being that it was Christmas and all, decided that a hot chocolate, laced with a hearty dollop of some spirit, for the life of me I can’t recall what it was, but spirit all the same, was in order.

 

Now, beverage all prepared, I sat down and took this clunky, and I mean, clunky, Soni Vio on to my lap. I then proceeded to reach with my left hand, which is not my good one, lift the mug of lovely liquid to my lips, took a healthy gulp, then proceeded to bump my elbow on the cat who had snuggled up against me on my left without my notice. Needless to say I sloshed most of the contents all over the lovely vios keyboard. Jaws went wild and the thing shut down.

 

Kim wasn’t all that mad, well, at first she was a bit put out until I explained that, even though it was a $2000 laptop when it was purchased, several years, as well as technological advancements, helped it to depreciate in value almost as much as the cup of hot chocolate did.

I

Bought her a little netbook running windows 7 and she was just as happy as a little kid in a candy store.

 

So yes, always put beverages in a safe container while working around our tech toys. To do anything else would be negligent.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: December 28, 2020 12:10 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] thinkin, and drinkin and typin'

 

Hi List,

 

I use my computer just about any time of day or night.

Space is not a problem so I have a good sized u-shaped  workstation.

Quite often, I may be having a snack or a beverage while I use my pc.

Several years ago I started using those stainless types thermos containers like the one you get in a 2 pack at Costco.  These are the ones with the twist off tops.  They keepp hot  things hot and cold things cold. 

These containers are about 12-14  ozs.  They have little push buttons on the side of the tops.

So when youwant a drink, you just tip the top of the container to your lips and press the side button;  and drink your beverage of choice.

I mention these containers because they are spill proof and unbreakable.More than once, I have knocked one over, on my keyboard, on the floor, on the desk.

No worries,  nothingspills, nothing breaks.

 

I am not encouraging  people to have bad habits while using technology,

I’m just showing that   you can have  beverages, hot or cold,  in  your home/office space and not have to worry about spills.

 

Cheers,

 

Monte

 


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Re: Accessible power banks

Tariq Ali
 

Thank you very much
Have you any idea which one disses

Regards
Tariq

On 28 Dec 2020, at 10:44 pm, Fawaz Abdul rahman <fawaz.ar94@...> wrote:



Hi, I think atGuys has one with vibration indicator of how much power remaining in the powerbank. I did not try it myself, I use a normal one, I don’t find it a big necessity to be accessible. Just know the average range, then you can just plug it in at the end of certain days.

Good luck.  

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Tariq Ali
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:37 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Accessible power banks

 

Hi Folks

I’m looking for a recommendation on an accessible power bank must have fast charging capability

Regards

Tariq

 


Re: question about Apple e-gift cards

Donna
 

Troy, Don’t know if this will help you find the email, but it will narrow down the search for you. Your last email to the group in regards to the gift card was on 12/21/2020.

Donna


Hi all,

I sent an old iPhone back to apple a little before Thanksgiving this year and they sent me a gift card through e-mail. I redeemed the card and the money is in my apple account, but I want to contact applestore.com about a purchase and I seem to have misplaced the e-mail. Will I need the e-mail when contacting applestore.com so I can give them my pin number?

Thanks, I use thunderbird and gmail and I've looked through the archives folder and the important folder in thunderbird, the e-mail isn't in the archives folder and there's over 400 e-mails in my important folder and I can't remember exactly what the subject line was of the e-mail nor do I remember exactly who it came from. I've searched the trash folder in thunderbird using words that might've been in either the subject or in the address the card came from in case I moved it out of my inbox without meaning to, but so far that hasn't worked and I have over 4000 messages in the trash folder. Yes I know, I should empty that folder now and then and I used to but obviously not lately.

Troy







How do you reduce bit rate in mp3 file?

Nancy Hill
 

All,


I have several mp3 files that should be just about the same file but the bit rate makes one file a good deal larger than the other.


Is there software that is no or low cost that would let me take a 128 bit mp3 file and change it to the same file but 64bit?

This would mainly involve spoken word files.  I am hoping to increase open space on my external hard drive.


Thanks in advance for your help!

nancy


Re: question about Apple e-gift cards

Holly
 

Troy:

If the money is in your account, you may not need the email anymore. Did you set up your account with a user name and password?

In any case, I would jus call the Apple store and tell them the situation.


question about Apple e-gift cards

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

I sent an old iPhone back to apple a little before Thanksgiving this year and they sent me a gift card through e-mail. I redeemed the card and the money is in my apple account, but I want to contact applestore.com about a purchase and I seem to have misplaced the e-mail. Will I need the e-mail when contacting applestore.com so I can give them my pin number?

Thanks, I use thunderbird and gmail and I've looked through the archives folder and the important folder in thunderbird, the e-mail isn't in the archives folder and there's over 400 e-mails in my important folder and I can't remember exactly what the subject line was of the e-mail nor do I remember exactly who it came from. I've searched the trash folder in thunderbird using words that might've been in either the subject or in the address the card came from in case I moved it out of my inbox without meaning to, but so far that hasn't worked and I have over 4000 messages in the trash folder. Yes I know, I should empty that folder now and then and I used to but obviously not lately.

Troy


Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Janet
 

Hi Brian,
I seen at least four or five Laptops with NumPads, and what I call normal keys. I was surprised though that Best Buy had so many Laptops with the NumPad. I searched in the store maybe over a year ago, and I was told by a salesmen they don't carry any Laptops with NumPads anymore. I had a friend of mine just a few weeks ago to search on line, and she said Best Buy didn't have any Laptops with NumPads, and I went there today, and sure enough, they did have them, and I liked all of them, and I noticed with all the Laptops with the NumPads, Best Buy was out of stock with all of them, so they must sell fairly well.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Zolo
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2020 4:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Hey there, Janet, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio. Why not just buy an external keyboard rather than getting a whole new laptop. At some point in time you'll definitely need to consider either getting a subscription to office 365 or get a physical version of Microsoft office. Office 365 is subscription based but the advantage to subscriptions is that you'll always be kept up to date. I've stayed with external keyboards and that's just a personal choice because of the differences in the layout of laptop keyboards. Most laptops that you buy will already have windows ten installed. Then it's a matter of getting whatever screen reading software you intend to use installed. Variety is the spice of life, grin1 bZ!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Hi,
You are so right. It really does all depend on what someone does, and often they use it. So, you got a Lenovo for $250, great deal, and it still is running! LOL! I can't stand the keyboard on this Lenovo I bought though. I will take it back to Best Buy Monday, and hopefully get a better one with a better keyboard for me to work with.

Thank you so much for all your help.

Janet
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

How long a laptop or desktop lasts depends on many factors. Some of the factors are; The quality of the components of the machine, How and where the machine is used, How many hours a day or week the machine is used.
... and others I do not think of right now.

I gave my sister an inexpensive Lenovo laptop in July of 2016. She probably uses it a bit each day but I know she does not spend hours and hours, on facebook, pinterest, and games.
So she has been using that cheap Lenovo laptop for 4 and a half years. It does all the thing she wants to do. It may die tomorrow. It may last andother 4 years. It keeps instaloling the windows updates.
It cost 250 U S dollars on sale.
If it dies tomorrow, so be it.
I figure it was a good investment.
For some other people, that laptop would have been inadequate.
Getting a machine that suits your needs and your budget is the best you can do.
If money is not an issue, then you have a lot more choices.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: December 26, 2020 8:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Hi Gene and All,
I've been doing quite a bit of research on the Lenovo IdeaPad in which I recently bought. I don't particularly like the keyboard, as the keys are to flat and to large, and different shapes, and when I press a key, the key goes down into the keyboard. I also read quite a bit about how long the Lenovo Laptops last, and according to what I have been reading, they only will last two years. LOL! I paid $499, so I would like it to last a little longer, but with this particular Laptop, according to the reviews I've read, this isn't going to last long. I also read this Lenovo does overheat quite often, not sure if it is because of the Intel Processor or what. I am going to take it back to Best Buy Monday, and try to get one without the num pad, as I know Best Buy don't have Laptops with the Num Pad in their stores.
Thank you all so much for all your help, as it is greatly appreciated.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

To clarify, I'm saying that I don't have the technical knowledge to discuss the chip speed and cache that would be the best buy for the money for a typical user. If you get too underpowered or undercached a chip, you likely won't be satisfied. I'm also saying that differences in brands, which chips offer faster performance and more cache, for example for the price, and which operate more cooly, if that matters, are things I don't have the knowledge to discuss along with the best specifications per brand.

It is my impression that this or that brand may have a slower chip speed, but that other technical differences may provide faster performance than a different brand with the same chip speed.. And how much such differences matter for the typical user in terms of performance per price is something I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

There are objective differences in brands and models of chips. Whether and to what extent they matter to the typical user, I don't know and I don't have the technical knowledge to discuss but there are objective differences.
it isn't just a matter of taste.


Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:24 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.



Hi Pam,



Computer brands, models, processors, speakers, it is mostly a matter of what we are used to and what we can afford.

You know, I’m a chev guy,

I’m a Wrangler Woman,

I choose pepsi,

Coke rocks

And we won’t bother with the pizza or burgers.



Cheers,



Monte





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: December 26, 2020 9:40 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.







My first windows computer was a Gateway 2000 tower with an AMD processor that I got back in 2000. I was told, even back then, that AMD processors were better. Pam.







From: Monte Single



Sent: Friday, December 25, 2020 8:16 AM



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.







Hi Josh,

I am not familiar with the current line of a m d processors, but they were all I used till a few years ago.My impression is that a m d processors are now a better choice, dollar for dollar, than an intel.



Of course some will disagree.



It sounds like a great machine unless you intend to do serious gaming and video editing.





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: December 25, 2020 6:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.





speaking of LENOVO laptops, I am thinking of getting the following laptop. A LENOVO, with 256 GB solid-state NVME Drive., and I'm sorry if I posted this before I don't remember if I did, I amD RYZEN5 processor, eight gigs of RAM, with this configuration of computer work good with JAWS?












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Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Janet
 

Gene,
I'm not for sure, but I'm thinking I had those problems maybe because the touch screen was on, and I don't know how well or even if Narrator could have been any help in that situation. I figured the set up was asking me for something, but I think it was on the touch screen, and that could be why Narrator kept turning off instead of reading, as I don't know how well a touch screen and a screen reader interact with each other, but not sure though.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2020 9:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

You may need sighted assistance to set up the computer. I would think you
could try with an external keyboard, but I don't know why you had the
problems you did and if that would resolve them or some of them.

I've never set up a computer as a new machine for various reasons. Either I
got machines from rehabilitation agencies where they were already set up,
refurbished machines that were already set up, and I got one demonstration
machine which, as a demo, was already set up. The demo was the last of the
brand and model in the store and they sold it to me. I can't advise you on
the probems you had.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2020 7:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Hi Gene,
Wow, what a day I had trying to set up the Lenovo. I worked on that Laptop
for at least 6 hours, and still no go! LOL! Narrator was not any help at
all! When I first turned on the Laptop, a woman's voice came on, and said
she can walk me through the steps if I was ready by voice, and I answered
yes to her, and I searched on line for the keys to turn on the speaker,
volume, mic. Well then, I heard no more from her. I wasn't for sure if she
heard me or not though. I turned on Narrator, and it just kept turning off
for some unknown reason. Then the Laptop would just shut down. I would
then have to unplug the Laptop, and wait for a few minutes, and plug it back
in in order to see if I could hear the woman's voice, so she could walk me
through it, but I didn't hear her voice, so I turned on Narrator again, and
again, Narrator just stopped talking once again. So I once again turned
Narrator on again, and pressed a few keys quickly, so I found that if I kept
pressing keys, Narrator would stay on, and I also heard Narrator saying if I
want Narrator to read the keys to me I can press caps lock, plus the number
1, so I did press the cap key and the number one, and quickly started to
press a few keys mainly on the numpad. So I finally found the enter key on
that keyboard, and pressed enter. I then got a message from Narrator saying
Microsoft set up 2 of 5 steps, but that message continued for an hour in a
half. I began to press the space bar to hear something, but I just kept
getting the same message, so I just waited a little longer to see if I could
hear something, but I still got the exact same message. So, I was getting
ready to turn the Laptop off again because I couldn't do anything with it,
and I didn't know what it was doing, as Narrator didn't say anything. Well,
finally the woman's voice came on asking me if I'm sure I want to quit, and
I told her no. She then told me enter my first and last name in the field,
and I did, but I did spell my name wrong because the e key was so far away,
I couldn't find the back space at all, I couldn't find the delete key, as I
looked and looked for those keys. I then pressed shift plus tab, and got
back in to the edit field to enter my name again. I then had to enter my
email address in the field as well, and made a mistake because of those
crazy keys, but anyway it went through. I thought to myself, ok, maybe I'm
getting somewhere, I selected my network. Now it was time for me to enter
my WI-Fi password, but low in behold, I couldn't turn on the numpad key to
use the numbers, I couldn't even use the numbers on the number roll either,
so I couldn't finish the install or set up, so I couldn't have any internet.
I think in the beginning why it was taking so long was it was asking me to
except something, but Narrator was not reading it to me, and I don't know
what happened to the woman who first came on talking. I would not even want
this keyboard even if someone was to give it to me. I can not work with the
keyboard! LOL! It is just too difficult to try and type with two fingers
on one key, but I just thought I would give it another chance, but that is
the very last chance I will even try to work with that keyboard. LOL!
Smile!


Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2020 4:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

You don't have to give it up. there are external numpads you can attach.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2020 2:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Wow, how terrible to have to give up the num pad. My Lenovo desktop has
laster for over five years. I got almost ten years out of my last Dell.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Janet
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Hi Gene and All,
I've been doing quite a bit of research on the Lenovo IdeaPad in which I
recently bought. I don't particularly like the keyboard, as the keys are to
flat and to large, and different shapes, and when I press a key, the key
goes down into the keyboard. I also read quite a bit about how long the
Lenovo Laptops last, and according to what I have been reading, they only
will last two years. LOL! I paid $499, so I would like it to last a little
longer, but with this particular Laptop, according to the reviews I've
read, this isn't going to last long. I also read this Lenovo does overheat
quite often, not sure if it is because of the Intel Processor or what. I am
going to take it back to Best Buy Monday, and try to get one without the num
pad, as I know Best Buy don't have Laptops with the Num Pad in their stores.
Thank you all so much for all your help, as it is greatly appreciated.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

To clarify, I'm saying that I don't have the technical knowledge to discuss
the chip speed and cache that would be the best buy for the money for a
typical user. If you get too underpowered or undercached a chip, you likely
won't be satisfied. I'm also saying that differences in brands, which chips
offer faster performance and more cache, for example for the price, and
which operate more cooly, if that matters, are things I don't have the
knowledge to discuss along with the best specifications per brand.

It is my impression that this or that brand may have a slower chip speed,
but that other technical differences may provide faster performance than a
different brand with the same chip speed.. And how much such differences
matter for the typical user in terms of performance per price is something I
don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

There are objective differences in brands and models of chips. Whether and
to what extent they matter to the typical user, I don't know and I don't
have the technical knowledge to discuss but there are objective differences.
it isn't just a matter of taste.


Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:24 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.



Hi Pam,



Computer brands, models, processors, speakers, it is mostly a matter of what
we are used to and what we can afford.

You know, I’m a chev guy,

I’m a Wrangler Woman,

I choose pepsi,

Coke rocks

And we won’t bother with the pizza or burgers.



Cheers,



Monte





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: December 26, 2020 9:40 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.







My first windows computer was a Gateway 2000 tower with an AMD processor
that I got back in 2000. I was told, even back then, that AMD processors
were better. Pam.







From: Monte Single



Sent: Friday, December 25, 2020 8:16 AM



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.







Hi Josh,

I am not familiar with the current line of a m d processors, but they were
all I used till a few years ago.My impression is that a m d processors are
now a better choice, dollar for dollar, than an intel.



Of course some will disagree.



It sounds like a great machine unless you intend to do serious gaming and
video editing.





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh
Kennedy
Sent: December 25, 2020 6:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.





speaking of LENOVO laptops, I am thinking of getting the following laptop. A
LENOVO, with 256 GB solid-state NVME Drive., and I'm sorry if I posted this
before I don't remember if I did, I amD RYZEN5 processor, eight gigs of RAM,
with this configuration of computer work good with JAWS?












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