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Re: zoom help

Gene
 

I’m asking what microphone you use.  When you plug in the headset, that becomes the default audio device.  When it isn’t plugged in, whatever you are using otherwise becomes the default device.  We need to know what you are using for a microphone when you aren’t using headphones.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:05 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom help
 

I’m using a USB logitec headset.

 

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

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom help

 

Do you have a recording program?  If you can record yourself, Zoom will receive the microphone signal.  The microphone source setting may be available in Zoom.  If not, or whether it is or not, do you know how to work with Windows sound settings?  You also don’t say if you are using a USB mike, a mike built into a computer such as a laptop, or a microphone that plugs into a jack such as an eith-inch jack.  You need to set the microphone sourse to the microphone you are using.  If you have your sound card set to use another source such as line-in, microphone will not be the source unless the source is a combination such as line-in/microphone.

 

Gene

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 7:17 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom help

 

Hello if you hold the space key on your computer it will temporally unmute you. If you want to unmute completely press the keystroke alt a.


Hope this helps,
Ashley

> On May 15, 2021, at 7:39 PM, Kimsan via groups.io <kimsansong@...> wrote:
>
> Hi,
> Normally when I use zoom as I am using jaws 2020, I have headphones in.
> Which option do I select if I take the headphones off so I can hear the
> participents in zoom and they can also hear me?
>
> I was in a meeting with the school on Friday, I was able to hear them, but
> they couldn't hear me. I'm unsure if it's because my internal mic sucks or
> it's just the wrong option I chose under audio.
> I have an important meeting on Monday, so I don't want the same thing to
> happen again.
> 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: zoom help

Kimsan
 

I’m using a USB logitec headset.

 

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

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom help

 

Do you have a recording program?  If you can record yourself, Zoom will receive the microphone signal.  The microphone source setting may be available in Zoom.  If not, or whether it is or not, do you know how to work with Windows sound settings?  You also don’t say if you are using a USB mike, a mike built into a computer such as a laptop, or a microphone that plugs into a jack such as an eith-inch jack.  You need to set the microphone sourse to the microphone you are using.  If you have your sound card set to use another source such as line-in, microphone will not be the source unless the source is a combination such as line-in/microphone.

 

Gene

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 7:17 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom help

 

Hello if you hold the space key on your computer it will temporally unmute you. If you want to unmute completely press the keystroke alt a.


Hope this helps,
Ashley

> On May 15, 2021, at 7:39 PM, Kimsan via groups.io <kimsansong@...> wrote:
>
> Hi,
> Normally when I use zoom as I am using jaws 2020, I have headphones in.
> Which option do I select if I take the headphones off so I can hear the
> participents in zoom and they can also hear me?
>
> I was in a meeting with the school on Friday, I was able to hear them, but
> they couldn't hear me. I'm unsure if it's because my internal mic sucks or
> it's just the wrong option I chose under audio.
> I have an important meeting on Monday, so I don't want the same thing to
> happen again.
> 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: Guide dogs on wheels !

goshawk on horseback
 

I know what you mean, I love being out on my horse for example. so that's all well and good, if like us, you don't mind putting in the work of looking after it, and in the case of the standard guide dog, having to adapt to it's needs, rather than it adapting to suit you. for the rest however, this is a very good idea, and with the robot, one wouldn't have any of the aggravation in places such as restaurants, or with taxis, that probably just about every guide dog owner/user has very probably experienced.

Simon

----- Original Message -----
From: "William Vandervest" <timelord09@comcast.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:48 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !


Sorry, I prefer O/E (Organic Intellegence) dogs, nothing beats a real Furry
companion, still, I hope this works out.



William Vandervest
timelord09@comcast.net
Win10 latest revision

There are none so blind, as those who will not see.

William Vandervest

u

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
James Bentley
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 19:36
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I find this very interesting. Perhaps its greatest advantage will be that
it can memorize several routes that the user takes on a regular basis. I
wonder how it might deal with unexpected deviations from a regular route.
For example, a bicycle laying across a side walk.

Several companies, universities, and groups have tried to manufacture an AI
guide dog. I hope this one works in our life times.

Thanks for the article,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light signals
MAY 10, 2021 6:01 AM
Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype robot dog for the
visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect when an obstacle
is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes that will give
its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to oncoming cyclists by
playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to the wheeled
device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions
The e-Guide Dog records and replays travelling paths up to an accuracy of
one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records paths users
take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's wheel. These
encoders
monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and steering angles to provide a more
accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect obstacles in the way.
It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial intelligence that can
identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road. This detection is
a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are colour blind and unable
to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP students across
several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead specialist of the
biomedical engineering and materials group at the polytechnic's School of
Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant by SG Enable,
an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the Tote Board. The
grant
funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr Maliki Osman,
Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of what NYP stands
for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs Singapore - the main
charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually impaired - to
test
the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd said that the
e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons with visual
impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog onto a cane,
which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to provide wayfinding
instructions,
which they showcased at an exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore
last December. the team is seeking to improve its robot guide dog by working
with industry partners and hopefully commercialize the project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstacles-and-traffic-
light-signals/


Peace Be With You.
















Re: Guide dogs on wheels !

William Vandervest
 

Sorry, I prefer O/E (Organic Intellegence) dogs, nothing beats a real Furry
companion, still, I hope this works out.



William Vandervest
timelord09@comcast.net
Win10 latest revision

There are none so blind, as those who will not see.

William Vandervest

u

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
James Bentley
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 19:36
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I find this very interesting. Perhaps its greatest advantage will be that
it can memorize several routes that the user takes on a regular basis. I
wonder how it might deal with unexpected deviations from a regular route.
For example, a bicycle laying across a side walk.

Several companies, universities, and groups have tried to manufacture an AI
guide dog. I hope this one works in our life times.

Thanks for the article,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light signals
MAY 10, 2021 6:01 AM
Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype robot dog for the
visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect when an obstacle
is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes that will give
its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to oncoming cyclists by
playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to the wheeled
device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions
The e-Guide Dog records and replays travelling paths up to an accuracy of
one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records paths users
take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's wheel. These
encoders
monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and steering angles to provide a more
accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect obstacles in the way.
It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial intelligence that can
identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road. This detection is
a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are colour blind and unable
to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP students across
several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead specialist of the
biomedical engineering and materials group at the polytechnic's School of
Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant by SG Enable,
an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the Tote Board. The
grant
funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr Maliki Osman,
Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of what NYP stands
for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs Singapore - the main
charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually impaired - to
test
the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd said that the
e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons with visual
impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog onto a cane,
which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to provide wayfinding
instructions,
which they showcased at an exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore
last December. the team is seeking to improve its robot guide dog by working
with industry partners and hopefully commercialize the project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstacles-and-traffic-
light-signals/


Peace Be With You.


Re: zoom help

Gene
 

Do you have a recording program?  If you can record yourself, Zoom will receive the microphone signal.  The microphone source setting may be available in Zoom.  If not, or whether it is or not, do you know how to work with Windows sound settings?  You also don’t say if you are using a USB mike, a mike built into a computer such as a laptop, or a microphone that plugs into a jack such as an eith-inch jack.  You need to set the microphone sourse to the microphone you are using.  If you have your sound card set to use another source such as line-in, microphone will not be the source unless the source is a combination such as line-in/microphone.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 7:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] zoom help
 
Hello if you hold the space key on your computer it will temporally unmute you. If you want to unmute completely press the keystroke alt a.


Hope this helps,
Ashley

> On May 15, 2021, at 7:39 PM, Kimsan via groups.io <kimsansong@...> wrote:
>
> Hi,
> Normally when I use zoom as I am using jaws 2020, I have headphones in.
> Which option do I select if I take the headphones off so I can hear the
> participents in zoom and they can also hear me?
>
> I was in a meeting with the school on Friday, I was able to hear them, but
> they couldn't hear me. I'm unsure if it's because my internal mic sucks or
> it's just the wrong option I chose under audio.
> I have an important meeting on Monday, so I don't want the same thing to
> happen again.
> 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: Guide dogs on wheels !

goshawk on horseback
 

sounds like a good start, but I can think of a few possible improvements, as follows:
1, giving it gps and maps, to A, improve accuracy further, and B, actually work out routs, either when in a new area, or for those who have little or no sense of direction, so don't have any routs to teach it.
2, giving it OCR, which could be used for all sorts of things, such as reading road or shop signs, to improve it's accuracy still further, and making it more useful in places like shopping centres, reading bus info, which could help one find the right bus, and get off it at the right place, and probably a range of other uses.
and 3, giving it proper legs and walking movements. I say this, as only giving it wheels would make it very limited in indoor environments, such as department stores, shopping centres, hotels, blocks of flats, airports, train stations, the tube, etc. where there could well be stairs or escalators to be used, or even things like rough ground for those in to country walks. where as with legs and the right movements, it could very probably navigate these as well.

don't get me wrong, I really like the idea, but if it is going to be really useful, then personally, I do think it has a way to go yet.

Simon

----- Original Message -----
From: "Janet" <janet.harvard@outlook.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 11:04 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !


Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light signals
MAY 10, 2021 6:01 AM
Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype robot dog for the visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect when an obstacle is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes that will give
its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to oncoming cyclists by playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to the wheeled device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions
The e-Guide Dog records and replays travelling paths up to an accuracy of one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records paths users take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's wheel. These encoders
monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and steering angles to provide a more accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect obstacles in the way. It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial intelligence that can identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road. This detection is a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are colour blind and unable
to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP students across several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead specialist of the
biomedical engineering and materials group at the polytechnic's School of Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant by SG Enable, an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the Tote Board. The grant
funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr Maliki Osman, Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of what NYP stands for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs Singapore - the main charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually impaired - to test
the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd said that the e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons with visual impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog onto a cane, which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to provide wayfinding instructions,
which they showcased at an exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore last December. the team is seeking to improve its robot guide dog by working with industry partners and hopefully commercialize the project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstacles-and-traffic-light-signals/


Peace Be With You.


Re: zoom help

 

Hello if you hold the space key on your computer it will temporally unmute you. If you want to unmute completely press the keystroke alt a.


Hope this helps,
Ashley

On May 15, 2021, at 7:39 PM, Kimsan via groups.io <kimsansong=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi,
Normally when I use zoom as I am using jaws 2020, I have headphones in.
Which option do I select if I take the headphones off so I can hear the
participents in zoom and they can also hear me?

I was in a meeting with the school on Friday, I was able to hear them, but
they couldn't hear me. I'm unsure if it's because my internal mic sucks or
it's just the wrong option I chose under audio.
I have an important meeting on Monday, so I don't want the same thing to
happen again.
Kimsan Song
kimsansong@icloud.com
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







zoom help

Kimsan
 

Hi,
Normally when I use zoom as I am using jaws 2020, I have headphones in.
Which option do I select if I take the headphones off so I can hear the
participents in zoom and they can also hear me?

I was in a meeting with the school on Friday, I was able to hear them, but
they couldn't hear me. I'm unsure if it's because my internal mic sucks or
it's just the wrong option I chose under audio.
I have an important meeting on Monday, so I don't want the same thing to
happen again.
Kimsan Song
kimsansong@icloud.com
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: Guide dogs on wheels !

James Bentley
 

I find this very interesting. Perhaps its greatest advantage will be that
it can memorize several routes that the user takes on a regular basis. I
wonder how it might deal with unexpected deviations from a regular route.
For example, a bicycle laying across a side walk.

Several companies, universities, and groups have tried to manufacture an AI
guide dog. I hope this one works in our life times.

Thanks for the article,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light signals
MAY 10, 2021 6:01 AM
Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype robot dog for the
visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect when an obstacle
is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes that will give
its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to oncoming cyclists by
playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to the wheeled
device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions
The e-Guide Dog records and replays travelling paths up to an accuracy of
one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records paths users
take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's wheel. These
encoders
monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and steering angles to provide a more
accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect obstacles in the way.
It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial intelligence that can
identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road. This detection is
a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are colour blind and unable
to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP students across
several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead specialist of the
biomedical engineering and materials group at the polytechnic's School of
Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant by SG Enable,
an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the Tote Board. The
grant
funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr Maliki Osman,
Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of what NYP stands
for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs Singapore - the main
charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually impaired - to
test
the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd said that the
e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons with visual
impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog onto a cane,
which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to provide wayfinding
instructions,
which they showcased at an exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore
last December. the team is seeking to improve its robot guide dog by working
with industry partners and hopefully commercialize the project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstacles-and-traffic-
light-signals/


Peace Be With You.


Odd Scenario With A Friend's Cellular Service

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I am going to explain this scenario in  as much detail as I can.

A friend of mine signed up with a cellular service called 'Boom' a few months ago.  He was not very satisfied with it. His service was inadvertently discontinued when his wife's attempt to sign up for auto pay each month somehow got terminated. This happened on Friday May 14.  He attempted to contact this Zoom company's technical support, Today, but he got the message that they were closed until Monday.

Today, he went to the Spectrum store and tried to change cellular providers from Boom to Spectrum. The service tech tried to switch him over and after more than half an hour and consulting his superiors, he was unable to accomplish the switch.  According to my friend, he did not sign up for a long term plan with Boom.  His plan was month to month with Boom.

What could be causing this?  Can cellular providers lock your phone so only they can unlock it?

Any help for me and in particvular my friend would be greatly appreciated.


--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Adding A New Twitter Handle

lynn white
 

I'm trying to add a new Twitter handle under my profile. I can see adding an existing account under Profile. Any ideas are appreciated.


Guide dogs on wheels !

Janet
 

Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light signals
MAY 10, 2021 6:01 AM
Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype robot dog for the visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect when an obstacle is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes that will give
its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to oncoming cyclists by playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to the wheeled device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions
The e-Guide Dog records and replays travelling paths up to an accuracy of one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records paths users take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's wheel. These encoders
monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and steering angles to provide a more accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect obstacles in the way. It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial intelligence that can identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road. This detection is a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are colour blind and unable
to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP students across several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead specialist of the
biomedical engineering and materials group at the polytechnic's School of Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant by SG Enable, an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the Tote Board. The grant
funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr Maliki Osman, Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of what NYP stands for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs Singapore - the main charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually impaired - to test
the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd said that the e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons with visual impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog onto a cane, which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to provide wayfinding instructions,
which they showcased at an exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore last December. the team is seeking to improve its robot guide dog by working with industry partners and hopefully commercialize the project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstacles-and-traffic-light-signals/


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Re: Learning the meanings of audio affects and parameters when recording

Leo Bado
 

Hello,
If such a resource were available somewhere, it would be awesome!
One can learn lots of things just by checking the Audacity help and
documentation, but there are very abstract
Descriptions of some terminology. I have found answers to some questions I
had in the Audacity forums, but
Nothing similar to a practical demo or a down-to-earth instruction to do
specific things. I guess skillful people
That are really into audio editing, sometimes not always, get caught up in
a tangled maze of terminological verbiage.


Best,
Leo Bado.

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Hooley
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:28 PM
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Subject: [TechTalk] Learning the meanings of audio affects and parameters
when recording

Hi,

Does anyone know of a good resource that explains the various terms for
recording audio, such as with Audacity, with audio demo clips, and how to
use them? Duplication is an example, though someone did show me personally.

Thanks,


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Learning the meanings of audio affects and parameters when recording

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

Does anyone know of a good resource that explains the various terms for recording audio, such as with Audacity, with audio demo clips, and how to use them? Duplication is an example, though someone did show me personally.

Thanks,


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Re: Voice modulator or band equalizer?

Gene
 

There may well be such equipment.  This may be far too expensive but I know that some hearing aids change the pitch of specified frequencies.  Depending on what you find, you may want to look into that. 
 
Also, it sounds as though you don’t want to use only a computer.  But for now, for computer use, Winamp has a good pitch changing plugin.  You can change the pitch and not change the speed of play.  Or you can change the speed of play, which changes the pitch and speed, it is just like changing the speed on the old analog machines you discussed. 
 
I’ll provide more information about the plugin if you wish.
 
Gene

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Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:03 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Voice modulator or band equalizer?
 

Hi List I’m not sure about which of these might be what I need, even after looking them up on the internet.

 

I have hearing loss and find some pitches of recorded voices are hard to understand.

 

Remember how we could change the pitch of a readers voice on our talking book machine by changing the speed?  I found that the pitch change resulting from the speed change would help me hear the voice much more clearly.

 

I’m thinking that a piece of hardware into which I could plug whatever device was reading, would be what I need.

 

Do any of you have any thoughts on this for me?

 

Thanks very much for any pointers!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 




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Voice modulator or band equalizer?

Vicky Vaughan
 

Hi List I’m not sure about which of these might be what I need, even after looking them up on the internet.

 

I have hearing loss and find some pitches of recorded voices are hard to understand.

 

Remember how we could change the pitch of a readers voice on our talking book machine by changing the speed?  I found that the pitch change resulting from the speed change would help me hear the voice much more clearly.

 

I’m thinking that a piece of hardware into which I could plug whatever device was reading, would be what I need.

 

Do any of you have any thoughts on this for me?

 

Thanks very much for any pointers!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 




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Re: xls protected view

Joe Giovanelli
 

Hi, Roberta and Allen,


Thanks for your mail. The notes were very cryptic but they did get me to read the sheet a bit. Each of the approaches gave me more and different information from what I had.


I can read some of the data. It is a list of all the MIDI program changes and banks associated with my music keyboard.


Is there a way by which this data can be converted to a more readable file type, such as .doc or .txt? I do not believe I can access and use the information otherwise.


I look forward to any ideas.


Joe G.

On 5/13/2021 1:00 PM, Roberta Nevels wrote:
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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:18 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] xls protected view

Good Morning,


I was given a spread sheet which I cannot read. It shows "protected view."


How can I open such a file?


Thank you very much for your help.


Joe Giovanelli, w2pvy











Re: xls protected view

Alan Robbins <arobbins1057@...>
 

F6 then tab to enable.

Alan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:18 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] xls protected view

Good Morning,


I was given a spread sheet which I cannot read. It shows "protected view."


How can I open such a file?


Thank you very much for your help.


Joe Giovanelli, w2pvy


Re: xls protected view

Roberta Nevels
 

Alt F then I, then e

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:18 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] xls protected view

Good Morning,


I was given a spread sheet which I cannot read. It shows "protected view."


How can I open such a file?


Thank you very much for your help.


Joe Giovanelli, w2pvy


xls protected view

Joe Giovanelli
 

Good Morning,


I was given a spread sheet which I cannot read. It shows "protected view."


How can I open such a file?


Thank you very much for your help.


Joe Giovanelli, w2pvy

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