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Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

Gene
 

While I don’t know how many people have good experiences or bad, since I don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 and I don’t want to spend much money to gget something I don’t want, I may gamble on a purchase.  the worst that can happen is that I loose something like $150 on a laptop and I’d rather gamble and hope to win.
 
But I wonder if I should get a tablet instead and use it with an external keyboard.  I haven’t checked about prices but my impression is that tablets are cheaper than computers and a good one can do basic tasks such as browsing, e-mail, and streaming well. 
 
I’d be interested in opinions about what might be the better choice.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 1:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?
 

I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks for your help. Jim

 


Re: Issues with user accounts and passwords in Windows 10

Thomas N. Chan
 

I will reset or change the password and try it again.
Type change password in the start and go on from there.

--------------------
regards
Thomas N. Chan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, 2 May 2021 7:26 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Issues with user accounts and passwords in Windows 10

Hello listers, I have recently begun to encounter a really annoying issue with UAC when using my laptop. No matter how many times I try and enter the correct password when getting any sort of UAC prompt, I’m told the password is incorrect. This also happens when I try and use another account on this machine. I should mention that I don’t use this machine very often but I’m pretty sure I’m entering the correct passwords. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might be able to solve this one?

Thanks.
Mary.


Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

Veronica Kirk
 

I have had no issues with my desktop computer from Computers for the Blind which I have had for quite a while.  It came with windows 7, but now I have installed windows 10 on it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks for your help. Jim

 


Re: Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?

Gene
 

If you are talking about the address that appears in the from line, that is meaningless.  it can be spooffed to show any address desired and it can’t be distinguished from an authentic address.  If it were that easy, I would have read account after account of how to see the real address over the years.  The absence of even one article stating this makes me very skeptical of what you are saying.  If you are discussing something else, such as the address being shown somewhere buried in the full message headers, that people generally don’t see, while I can’t rule it out, again, I’m very skeptical.  Why haven’t I seen this discussed anywhere in all the years I’ve been reading about spam detection and how to protect yourself.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 7:20 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?
 
Before worrying about whether anything is a scam or not, check the email
address from whence came the email. Ignore the name shown, like if it
says "Federal Express <blah-blah@...>," and you are sure it's not
from FedEx, look at the real email address. How to do that depends on
your email client. For example, in Thunderbird, there's a way to copy
just the email address to the clipboard, and from there you can paste it
somewhere and really look at it. I can't tell you how many times I've
receives bills of lading from so-called FedEx only to discover the
originating address is really something with a .ru (Russia) or .ro
(Romania) domain! May these people rot in the hell of their own
suffering for all eternity.


On 5/1/2021 12:43 PM, Shirley Healy wrote:
> This is a scam! I got some of these emails. They are not true, so you
> can ignore it.
> shirley
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave" <dlh007@...>
> To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
> Sent: Saturday, May 1, 2021 5:41 PM
> Subject: [TechTalk] Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?
>
>
> Hello,
>
>
> I just received this Email, that tells me I have deactivated my Email,
> which is absolutely not true. Never visited my Email provider's Web
> site, and made No changes to my account.
>
>
> So, I ask, is this a Fishing attempt, by someone hoping to get my
> password? Or is it real.
>
>
> And of course, since today is Saturday, I can't just call up my Phone
> Company because they are closed for the week end.
>
>
> Grumpy Dave
>
>
> Dear dlh007@...,
>
> You recently made a request to deactivate email. This request will be
> processed shortly.
> If you did not make this request, cancel the request now.
> Cancel Deactivation
> If you do not cancel this request, your account will be deactivated and
> all your email data will be lost.
>
> Sincerely,
> Your centurylink.net Internet Team
>
>
>
>





Re: How to delete an empty line in Excel

Marilyn and Don Bilderback
 

Hi Chris,

What do you know?  I tried this again and it worked.  I didn’t even have to type anything in as delete row and add row came up as I arrowed down. Every once in a while I have this problem.  I should learn but I guess I forget.  It is indeed a simple way to do what I need.

 I am so happy I saved this Email and thank you again.  Marilyn

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 1:28 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to delete an empty line in Excel

 

Hi. Are you using excel 2016? If so there is a nifty little feature that can help you get most thinks done even if you don’t know the keystroke. I use it all the time and it works in all office 2016 applications. To delete a row in excel, focus on the row. Next, press altQ. This will bring up a search field. Type delete row, then arrow down. You should hear, delete sheet rows. Press enter and the row should go away.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Cheers.

 

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marilyn and Don Bilderback
Sent: April 28, 2021 4:40 AM
To: TECHTALK <techtalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] How to delete an empty line in Excel

 

Can someone give me the key strokes to delete an empty line in my Excel sheet?  Recently I saw that to add a line was ALT I R.  Then I got thinking, I don’t know how to do the opposite.  Thanks.


Re: Microsoft disability help desk?

Carolyn Arnold
 

Microsoft Accessibility: 800-936-5900

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Billy - MM7WSI
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 5:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Microsoft disability help desk?

hi guys, looking for the Microsoft disability help desk telephone number please.
Hope this service is working after the lock down.


Re: Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?

Steve Matzura
 

Before worrying about whether anything is a scam or not, check the email address from whence came the email. Ignore the name shown, like if it says "Federal Express <blah-blah@fedex.com>," and you are sure it's not from FedEx, look at the real email address. How to do that depends on your email client. For example, in Thunderbird, there's a way to copy just the email address to the clipboard, and from there you can paste it somewhere and really look at it. I can't tell you how many times I've receives bills of lading from so-called FedEx only to discover the originating address is really something with a .ru (Russia) or .ro (Romania) domain! May these people rot in the hell of their own suffering for all eternity.

On 5/1/2021 12:43 PM, Shirley Healy wrote:
This is a scam! I got some of these emails. They are not true, so you can ignore it.
shirley
----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave" <dlh007@centurylink.net>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, May 1, 2021 5:41 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?


Hello,


I just received this Email, that tells me I have deactivated my Email,
which is absolutely not true. Never visited my Email provider's Web
site, and made No changes to my account.


So, I ask, is this a Fishing attempt, by someone hoping to get my
password? Or is it real.


And of course, since today is Saturday, I can't just call up my Phone
Company because they are closed for the week end.


Grumpy Dave


Dear dlh007@centurylink.net,

You recently made a request to deactivate email. This request will be
processed shortly.
If you did not make this request, cancel the request now.
Cancel Deactivation
If you do not cancel this request, your account will be deactivated and
all your email data will be lost.

Sincerely,
Your centurylink.net Internet Team




Re: do you have to have a Microsoft account to run office 365?

Steve Matzura
 

If MS says you have one, then you must have used an email address to set it up initially. Try logging in with your email address,but instead of supplying a password, use the "I forgot my password" control, whatever it's called, retrieve your password, and reactivate the account.


On 5/1/2021 5:56 PM, Jim Rawls wrote:

It looks like it but thought I’d check. Microsoft says I have one already, and I don’t know how to get into it. Jim so, I will need some help.       


Issues with user accounts and passwords in Windows 10

Mary Smith
 

Hello listers, I have recently begun to encounter a really annoying issue with UAC when using my laptop. No matter how many times I try and enter the correct password when getting any sort of UAC prompt, I’m told the password is incorrect. This also happens when I try and use another account on this machine. I should mention that I don’t use this machine very often but I’m pretty sure I’m entering the correct passwords. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might be able to solve this one?

Thanks.
Mary.


Re: A Braille Edge 40 Question

John Sanfilippo
 

Try using space with dot 4 or dot 1.


Microsoft disability help desk?

Billy - MM7WSI <mm7wsi@...>
 

hi guys, looking for the Microsoft disability help desk telephone number please.
Hope this service is working after the lock down.


Re: Fishing Scam

John Holcomb II
 

you're welcome Grumpy Dave (who I hope isn't as grumpy anymore. 😊)
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2021 11:01 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Fishing Scam

Thanks for all who advised me about this Fishing Email.


Usually, I just ignore Fishing messages, but this one I wasn't sure about, and I couldn't call my Provider, as it was after hours.


Thanks again,


Grumpy Dave


Fishing Scam

Dave
 

Thanks for all who advised me about this Fishing Email.


Usually, I just ignore Fishing messages, but this one I wasn't sure about, and I couldn't call my Provider, as it was after hours.


Thanks again,


Grumpy Dave


Re: Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?

Thomas N. Chan
 

In seriousness, I got this on my office domain quite often. its just fishing email and wanted you to click on it, and hopefully get some information if you did type it in.
If its your provider email, I don't think they will be asking you to click on a link for verification. Even gmail itself will not do that. If its going to deactivate it, you ain't going to able to see that email to begin with unless its another  email you set up for security check in.



Regards,
Thomas N. Chan


On Sun, 2 May 2021 at 08:43, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:

Yes you are  exactly right in this, Geen..

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2021 3:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?

 

But the first part of the link would have the initial site so you can tell if it is legitimate.  But I think I read sometime ago about links that only vary in something like a punctuation mark so the link may look extremely close to the authentic one.  Better not to follow links in questionable messages unless you are sure they are safe.

 

Gene

 

Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2021 1:37 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?

 

Gene, but it could be a link which redirects to something else…

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2021 1:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?

 

I didn’t see that you had provided a copy of the message.  It does answer the question.  I still would treat it as phishing.  Also, you can see the underlying link they want you to go to.  I expect that it will not be to the web site.  It may lead to a site that looks like the web site.  I don’t know what e-mail program you are using but if you tell us, you should be able to be advised how to see that actual link, not the words that are displayed in the link.

 

Gene

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

From: Dave

Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2021 11:41 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?

 

Hello,


I just received this Email, that tells me I have deactivated my Email,
which is absolutely not true.  Never visited my Email provider's Web
site, and made No changes to my account.


So, I ask, is this a Fishing attempt, by someone hoping to get my
password?  Or is it real.


And of course, since today is Saturday, I can't just call up my Phone
Company because they are closed for the week end.


Grumpy Dave


Dear dlh007@...,

You recently made a request to deactivate email. This request will be
processed shortly.
If you did not make this request, cancel the request now.
Cancel Deactivation
If you do not cancel this request, your account will be deactivated and
all your email data will be lost.

Sincerely,
Your centurylink.net Internet Team




Re: Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?

John Holcomb II
 

Yes you are  exactly right in this, Geen..

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2021 3:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?

 

But the first part of the link would have the initial site so you can tell if it is legitimate.  But I think I read sometime ago about links that only vary in something like a punctuation mark so the link may look extremely close to the authentic one.  Better not to follow links in questionable messages unless you are sure they are safe.

 

Gene

 

Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2021 1:37 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?

 

Gene, but it could be a link which redirects to something else…

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2021 1:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?

 

I didn’t see that you had provided a copy of the message.  It does answer the question.  I still would treat it as phishing.  Also, you can see the underlying link they want you to go to.  I expect that it will not be to the web site.  It may lead to a site that looks like the web site.  I don’t know what e-mail program you are using but if you tell us, you should be able to be advised how to see that actual link, not the words that are displayed in the link.

 

Gene

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

From: Dave

Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2021 11:41 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?

 

Hello,


I just received this Email, that tells me I have deactivated my Email,
which is absolutely not true.  Never visited my Email provider's Web
site, and made No changes to my account.


So, I ask, is this a Fishing attempt, by someone hoping to get my
password?  Or is it real.


And of course, since today is Saturday, I can't just call up my Phone
Company because they are closed for the week end.


Grumpy Dave


Dear dlh007@...,

You recently made a request to deactivate email. This request will be
processed shortly.
If you did not make this request, cancel the request now.
Cancel Deactivation
If you do not cancel this request, your account will be deactivated and
all your email data will be lost.

Sincerely,
Your centurylink.net Internet Team




Re: do you have to have a Microsoft account to run office 365?

Carolyn Arnold
 

As far as I know, Jim, you do. I had to get one when I
purchased Office 2013, and I did not want to. I have never
looked at that email they got me to get, don't even know
where it is, out on the Net somewhere, I guess, but don't
need to know. It seems like they have wanted me to update or
something - a total nuisance, absolutely an imposition to
me.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Saturday, May 1, 2021 5:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] do you have to have a Microsoft account
to run office 365?

It looks like it but thought I'd check. Microsoft says I
have one already, and I don't know how to get into it. Jim
so, I will need some help.


do you have to have a Microsoft account to run office 365?

Jim Rawls
 

It looks like it but thought I’d check. Microsoft says I have one already, and I don’t know how to get into it. Jim so, I will need some help.        


A Braille Edge 40 Question

lynn white
 

I managed to pair my iPhone with this Braille display.

I am very new to this device. My question is how do you advance the display in order to read. For instance, I'm able to open an email address but can't get past the first line. Any help is appreciated.


Re: Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?

Gene
 

But the first part of the link would have the initial site so you can tell if it is legitimate.  But I think I read sometime ago about links that only vary in something like a punctuation mark so the link may look extremely close to the authentic one.  Better not to follow links in questionable messages unless you are sure they are safe.
 
Gene
 

Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2021 1:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?
 

Gene, but it could be a link which redirects to something else…

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2021 1:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?

 

I didn’t see that you had provided a copy of the message.  It does answer the question.  I still would treat it as phishing.  Also, you can see the underlying link they want you to go to.  I expect that it will not be to the web site.  It may lead to a site that looks like the web site.  I don’t know what e-mail program you are using but if you tell us, you should be able to be advised how to see that actual link, not the words that are displayed in the link.

 

Gene

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

From: Dave

Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2021 11:41 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?

 

Hello,


I just received this Email, that tells me I have deactivated my Email,
which is absolutely not true.  Never visited my Email provider's Web
site, and made No changes to my account.


So, I ask, is this a Fishing attempt, by someone hoping to get my
password?  Or is it real.


And of course, since today is Saturday, I can't just call up my Phone
Company because they are closed for the week end.


Grumpy Dave


Dear dlh007@...,

You recently made a request to deactivate email. This request will be
processed shortly.
If you did not make this request, cancel the request now.
Cancel Deactivation
If you do not cancel this request, your account will be deactivated and
all your email data will be lost.

Sincerely,
Your centurylink.net Internet Team





Re: Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?

John Holcomb II
 

Gene, but it could be a link which redirects to something else…

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2021 1:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?

 

I didn’t see that you had provided a copy of the message.  It does answer the question.  I still would treat it as phishing.  Also, you can see the underlying link they want you to go to.  I expect that it will not be to the web site.  It may lead to a site that looks like the web site.  I don’t know what e-mail program you are using but if you tell us, you should be able to be advised how to see that actual link, not the words that are displayed in the link.

 

Gene

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

From: Dave

Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2021 11:41 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?

 

Hello,


I just received this Email, that tells me I have deactivated my Email,
which is absolutely not true.  Never visited my Email provider's Web
site, and made No changes to my account.


So, I ask, is this a Fishing attempt, by someone hoping to get my
password?  Or is it real.


And of course, since today is Saturday, I can't just call up my Phone
Company because they are closed for the week end.


Grumpy Dave


Dear dlh007@...,

You recently made a request to deactivate email. This request will be
processed shortly.
If you did not make this request, cancel the request now.
Cancel Deactivation
If you do not cancel this request, your account will be deactivated and
all your email data will be lost.

Sincerely,
Your centurylink.net Internet Team




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