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Microsoft tech maintenance suggestions

Dane
 

Here are a couple of maintenance tips I received recently from a Microsoft support tech. These are in addition to my normal use of a program called c cleaner. I'm sure this isn't everything he did, but he said he cleaned out 11.8 gigs of data. Please pass along any other suggestions any of you may have.
tip 1:
In the run dialog type %temp% and then press enter.
It drops you into a list of files. Press CONTROL+A to select them all, and then press delete to send them to the recycle bin, and close the window.
Tip 2:
In the run dialog type prefetch and then press enter.
It drops you into a list of files. Press CONTROL+A to select them all, and then press delete to send them to the recycle bin, and close the window.
Tip 3:
Do a disc cleanup.
go to Computer, navigate until reaching C drive, hit the application key and choose properties, then tab once to get to the Disk Cleanup button, hit enter, and once it finishes calculating another small window will pop up, , and put a check mark on all boxes then tab once to the Delete Files button,then restart your pc.


Re: TuneIn radio question

Dennis L
 

I got it to play in chrome but not internet explorer.  I had to hit play in chrome but then it plaied.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2016 12:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] TuneIn radio question

 

It should play automatically.  If it doesn't, you may have a problem with Flash.  Did you look at the page from the top to see if an error is reported?  Also, I don't know if the site uses html5 in browsers that support it.  What browser are you using?

 

Gene

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

From: Dennis L

Sent: Friday, November 11, 2016 10:48 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] TuneIn radio question

 

Hi, I found a station I wanted to listen to on tune in how do I listen to it.  I click the link I don’t see a listen option.


Re: updating system restore error

Mike B. <mwb5781@...>
 

Hi dane,
 
You would probably have to play around with your screen resolution settings to make Jaws see your restore point settings.  That's what I had to do on my desktop computers & my wifes laptop.  Also, make sure the screen is maximized.  Yes, please pass along the cleanup tips.
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
From: Dane
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2016 9:14 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] updating system restore error

First of all, thanks for the advice fellas.
I was unable to get focus on the box/radio button to show more restore points. So, with sighted help I was able to show more. I had the same problem once again though. I was told that the first date I had tried, the 7th, had a note next to it saying something about a Microsoft critical update. I suspect that this was the problem lol. I called the Microsoft support line and was told that some Win7 machines were experiencing trouble lately due to recent updates. I never really got an answer to my original question on the error for system restore, but the helpful young gentleman did some cleaning up and who knows whatever else, and for now seems to be running much better. He gave me some steps for performing some general maintenance, and I'd be glad to pass them on if anyone is interested.
Thanks again for the help.
 
Dane
 


Re: TuneIn radio question

Gene
 

It should play automatically.  If it doesn't, you may have a problem with Flash.  Did you look at the page from the top to see if an error is reported?  Also, I don't know if the site uses html5 in browsers that support it.  What browser are you using?
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Dennis L
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2016 10:48 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] TuneIn radio question

Hi, I found a station I wanted to listen to on tune in how do I listen to it.  I click the link I don’t see a listen option.


Re: Veteran's Day!

Mike B. <mwb5781@...>
 

Right on!
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2016 10:26 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Veteran's Day!

To all you Veteran’s and Veteran’s families on the list!

 

 

Well I want to first thank all the Vet’s that have served this great country of ours and defended it . I also want to thank the ones that is presently in the military that is doing this right now. I also want to thank all the ones that has left this earth as a person. I also want to thank all the Vet’s and military people family as well. Thanks for doing what most of us would not do or could do! You all have a great V day!

 

 

Thanks,

Matt.from.florida@...

 

 


Re: updating system restore error

Dennis L
 

Sure pass them on.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dane
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2016 12:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] updating system restore error

 

First of all, thanks for the advice fellas.

I was unable to get focus on the box/radio button to show more restore points. So, with sighted help I was able to show more. I had the same problem once again though. I was told that the first date I had tried, the 7th, had a note next to it saying something about a Microsoft critical update. I suspect that this was the problem lol. I called the Microsoft support line and was told that some Win7 machines were experiencing trouble lately due to recent updates. I never really got an answer to my original question on the error for system restore, but the helpful young gentleman did some cleaning up and who knows whatever else, and for now seems to be running much better. He gave me some steps for performing some general maintenance, and I'd be glad to pass them on if anyone is interested.

Thanks again for the help.

 

Dane

 


updating system restore error

Dane
 

First of all, thanks for the advice fellas.
I was unable to get focus on the box/radio button to show more restore points. So, with sighted help I was able to show more. I had the same problem once again though. I was told that the first date I had tried, the 7th, had a note next to it saying something about a Microsoft critical update. I suspect that this was the problem lol. I called the Microsoft support line and was told that some Win7 machines were experiencing trouble lately due to recent updates. I never really got an answer to my original question on the error for system restore, but the helpful young gentleman did some cleaning up and who knows whatever else, and for now seems to be running much better. He gave me some steps for performing some general maintenance, and I'd be glad to pass them on if anyone is interested.
Thanks again for the help.
 
Dane
 


TuneIn radio question

Dennis L
 

Hi, I found a station I wanted to listen to on tune in how do I listen to it.  I click the link I don’t see a listen option.


Re: deleting an email account in windows live with the ribbon version

Gene
 

first, try the obvious.  In the folders treeview, move to the folder you want to delete, whatever the account name is.  Press the delete key.  Answer yes when asked if you are sure.
 
Also, and I'm including this so you can work better with ribbon programs in general, ribbon programs I've seen have one menu, alt f.
In this case, if you open the menu, you can down arrow to options.  Press enter.  Down arrow to e-mail account options and press enter. 
You may find things there that aren't in the accounts ribbon. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Kimsan
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2016 5:13 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] deleting an email account in windows live with the ribbon version

Hi,

I’m using jaws 17 and windows live, the one with the ribbons. I’m wanting to delete an account, and I assume it’s under the account ribbon.

 

However, I can’t seem to locate the option I need. Under accounts, I hear email, news groups and properties. I’ve checked all of these options and I’m going in circles.

 

Thanks for any help.


Re: Outdated but cool tech

Carlos
 


So, I performed a bit of surgery on this little UMPC last night and it is now running a 128 GB SSD which makes it much more interesting in my opinion.  By default, it includes a 60 GB mechanical clunker.  Of course, since it had to be compatible with the outdated drive controller interface in the machine, the drive itself is outdated solid state technology so it is not blazingly fast compared to modern ones.  Still, like any other solid state drive, it's power consumption is lower than a mechanical drive's which means increased battery life and one less component you have to worry about dying due to physical wear.

----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Outdated but cool tech

Hi Aman,
 
I guess my problem is that why I am aware of all the newer forks, I am still attached to the idea of a mobile device with a built-in keyboard.  Indeed these devices are quite underpowered by today's standards, but I keep hoping some company will produce a UMPC with modern hardware.  I have seen a couple of OQO and Sony Vaio UX models on eBay, but they are usually overpriced.  Although I am still keeping an eye out for one of them.  The Viliv seems to be more rare and I haven't been able to find any for sale.  The Vulcan FlipStart although somewhat less powerful, is another one which seems to be more in the pocketable category, but again I haven't seen any for sale.  I don't know much about the Umid.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Outdated but cool tech

Hi Carlos,

 

              I used to use these units, I never used the one you have, but did use the OQO, the Umid, and the Viliv. All three companies are, to the best of my knowledge, now bankrupt. In any case, these units didn’t disappear, they simply forked and changed. One side of the fork is obvious, the smartphone, rather than the tablet, took over. The other side of the fork is less obvious, it’s stick PCs and tiny keyboards. These units are really pocketable, the Intel compute stick, with a battery, can fit in a jacket pocket easily, as can the Kangaroo unit. The keyboards are also pocketable, I never bothered with the keyboard on the Umid or Viliv unit because it was too small except for commands. Writing on it was simply a pain. Something like the Microsoft folding keyboard is perfect and is thin enough to put in the same or a different pocket.

              As for capability, even the Atom units blow the older UMPCs out of the water, and the M3-M5 sticks are obviously in another league.

              I hope you enjoy the unit you’re working with. I never had an issue with mine except that I broke the hardware and was unable to get it fixed, again, the companies died on me. The performance was more than satisfactory for reading and writing, and was even OK for OCR.

Aman

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: October 5, 2016 12:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Outdated but cool tech

 

I finally received this thing yesterday and I have a few comments/observations.

 

First, performance seems fine for basic tasks.  I.E. Browsing, checking mail, reading documents, listening to music, and so on.  It is running the latest version of NVDA and JAWS 15 with no problems or lag in performance as far as I can tell.  I did optimize some Windows settings such as disabling all visual effects and a few unnecessary services, but even before that performance was acceptable.  I haven't really tried to push it's limits since it is not a very powerful machine and the above activities were mostly the originally intended use.  Of course, tablets these days with modern hardware are more capable, but I'm still somewhat surprised these devices never really caught on.  The UMPC was way ahead of it's time.  A tablet sized device running Windows long before the conventional tablet was even on the market.  The first true UMPC running Windows was released by Samsung back in 2006.  Even modern tablets running Windows are relatively recent by comparison.  If a UMPC were produced with modern hardware, I can't imagine why even sighted users wouldn't prefer the design over a typical tablet.  Most UMPCs included a touch screen.  And while I'm sure tablet users have generally adapted to typing on a virtual keyboard, I'm equally sure that most would prefer a physical keyboard given the choice.  Just look at how many people, blind or sighted, wind up buying bluetooth keyboards for their phones or tablets.  This particular model allows you to turn the display completely around and lie it down flat on the keyboard.  Not that all UMPCS had this capability, but in this configuration, there would be almost no difference between a UMPC and a modern tablet except for the thickness.  The keyboard is surprisingly usable and functional for it's size.  The keys are small, but large enough to allow for casual typing.  However, as with most smaller keyboards there is always some sacrifice.  It has most keys, but no dedicated F7 through F12, Home, End, Page Up/Down, CapsLock, or Insert.  All of these keys can be simulated with an Fn key combination.  Although the lack of a dedicated CapsLock or Insert key is particularly vexing since most screen readers use one of these as a modifier key.  Fortunately, there are two Shift keys so I was able to get around this by remapping the right Shift key to CapsLock.  Honestly, the biggest disappointment was the size.  Don't get me wrong, this thing is small.  The problem is that while the width is 6.7 inches, the depth is 6.1 inches which means unless you have very large pockets, it is not quite small enough to qualify as pocket sized/pocketable.  There are other smaller UMPC models so this is partially my fault for not paying closer attention to the dimensions before purchasing.  So in conclusion, while the Fujitsu LifeBook U820 is over all satisfactory in terms of functionality and performance, my search for a pocketable UMPC will probably continue as finances allow.  The problem is that as I have indicated in previous discussions, UMPCs are no longer being produced so I am mostly restricted to buying used on eBay.

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

From: Carlos

Sent: Friday, September 30, 2016 10:55 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Outdated but cool tech

 

Probably about the same time period as the netbook craze.  Somewhere from about 2007 to 2011.  There were a few different companies producing them.  The first and probably most famous, were the OQO models manufactured by the obscure self-titled company.  Fujitsu produced a couple of models in the LifeBook series and Sony had several models in their VAIO UX series.  A few other obscure companies such as Viliv also produced UMPCs.  Even Panasonic was on the bandwagon with their ToughBook model.

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

Sent: Friday, September 30, 2016 10:33 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Outdated but cool tech

 

I never heard of such an animal, interesting to say the least. Is this something that was out prior to the net book craze of a few years ago. I recall everybody being told that they weren’t very powerful and not to expect a lot out of them but for the most part that I heard people ignored the warning and tried to overload them with software and complained when they didn’t work properly.

 

This sounds like something that might be good for note taking by a college student to carry around between classes. Use it in good health.

From: Carlos

Sent: Friday, September 30, 2016 7:09 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Outdated but cool tech

 

Today I wasted $205 on a UMPC AKA Ultra Mobile PC.  I've raved about these before, but for those who don't already know or haven't heard my rant, picture a 6 inch laptop with a keyboard, display, and running Windows 7.  It's not the most powerful machine and they stopped making them about 6 or 7 years ago, but I've always wanted a PC with a keyboard small enough to fit in your pocket.  It's too bad UMPCs just never caught on.  If they had, not only would modern versions be much more powerful, but I suspect they would have been quite popular with the blind community.  Most of them are smaller than tablets and usually have a touch screen as well.  The combination of a keyboard and a touch screen in something slightly smaller than a tablet with modern hardware could have been the ultimate in mobile computing for both the blind and sighted.  The specs are below for anyone who cares.

 

Fujitsu LifeBook U820 Mini-Notebook Specs

 

Part Number: FPCM21621  

 

Processor / Chipset

 

CPU
Intel Atom Z530 / 1.6 GHz

 

Cache
L2 - 512 KB

 

Data Bus Speed
533 MHz

 

Cache Memory

 

Type
L2 cache

 

Installed Size
512 KB

 

RAM

 

Memory Speed
533 MHz

 

Configuration Features
1 x 1 GB

 

Technology
DDR2 SDRAM

 

Installed Size
1 GB

 

Display

 

Resolution
1280 x 800 ( WXGA )

 

Widescreen Display
Yes

 

Monitor Features
Crystal View

 

Diagonal Size (metric)
14.2 cm

 

Display Resolution Abbreviation
WXGA

 

Hard Drive

 

Spindle Speed
4200 rpm

 

Type
HDD

 

Capacity
60 GB

 

Audio & Video

 

Total Available Graphics Memory
224 MB

 

Integrated Webcam
Yes

 

Resolution (MP)
1.3 Megapixel

 

Sound
Microphone

 

Audio Codec
Realtek ALC269

 

Input

 

Type
keyboard,                                                                              touch-screen

 

Communications

 

Wireless Protocol
802.11a/b/g/n (draft),                                                                              Bluetooth 2.1

 

Wireless Controller
Atheros XSPAN

 

Wired Protocol
10/100 Ethernet

 

GPS

 

Battery

 

Cells
4-cell

 

Capacity
5800 mAh

 

Card Reader

 

Type
card reader

 

Supported Flash Memory
CompactFlash,                                                                              SD Memory Card

 

AC Adapter

 

Input
AC 120/230 V

 

Connections & Expansion

 

Interfaces
USB 2.0
Microphone input
Headphone/microphone combo jack
Dock


David Ferrin
Life is what happens after you have already made other plans.


deleting an email account in windows live with the ribbon version

Kimsan
 

Hi,

I’m using jaws 17 and windows live, the one with the ribbons. I’m wanting to delete an account, and I assume it’s under the account ribbon.

 

However, I can’t seem to locate the option I need. Under accounts, I hear email, news groups and properties. I’ve checked all of these options and I’m going in circles.

 

Thanks for any help.


Re: service tab, start up etc question. Quick brain fart.

Kimsan
 

Lmao. Thanks boss.I

Kept trying to remember how to get to it through the task manager!

*Flips table*

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2016 1:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] service tab, start up etc question. Quick brain fart.

 

Type

msconfig

in the

"Run"

dialog.

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

From: Kimsan

Sent: Friday, November 11, 2016 4:50 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] service tab, start up etc question. Quick brain fart.

 

Hi,

I’m using windows 10 pro, it’s almost 2 in the morning, which explains why I forgot, but how do I get to the different tabs like start up, services etc?

Thanks.


Re: service tab, start up etc question. Quick brain fart.

Carlos
 

Type
msconfig
in the
"Run"
dialog.

----- Original Message -----
From: Kimsan
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2016 4:50 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] service tab, start up etc question. Quick brain fart.

Hi,

I’m using windows 10 pro, it’s almost 2 in the morning, which explains why I forgot, but how do I get to the different tabs like start up, services etc?

Thanks.


service tab, start up etc question. Quick brain fart.

Kimsan
 

Hi,

I’m using windows 10 pro, it’s almost 2 in the morning, which explains why I forgot, but how do I get to the different tabs like start up, services etc?

Thanks.


Veteran's Day!

Matt
 

To all you Veteran’s and Veteran’s families on the list!

 

 

Well I want to first thank all the Vet’s that have served this great country of ours and defended it . I also want to thank the ones that is presently in the military that is doing this right now. I also want to thank all the ones that has left this earth as a person. I also want to thank all the Vet’s and military people family as well. Thanks for doing what most of us would not do or could do! You all have a great V day!

 

 

Thanks,

Matt.from.florida@...

 

 


Re: an article explaining how to disable autoplay in browsers #article

Kwork
 

Your welcome, and thanks to Melissa for the original article.
Travis

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hank Smith, and Seeing-eye dog Iona" <hank.smith966@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2016 8:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] an article explaining how to disable autoplay in
browsers


Hello

thanks fore this info

am going to save this in my email folder fore tips and tricks

thanks

Hank



On 11/10/2016 8:20 PM, Kwork wrote:
keyboard translation for the following line:
"•If that preference is set to “True,” double-click on it to toggle to
“False.”
for us, means the following:
•If that preference is set to “True,” press enter on it to toggle to
“False.”
Excellent article. Thank you.
Travis
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 5:59 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] an article explaining how to disable autoplay in
browsers


I came across this article today.It explains on how to disable
autoplay for browsers and facebook. This is a snippet for disabling it
on firefox:
Mozilla Firefox has a built-in setting to control HTML5 autoplay. Like
many Firefox features, this one is buried deeply in Firefox’s
about:config file. Here is how to dig it out and set it to block HTML5
auto-play.
•Type “about:config” in Firefox’s address bar and press Enter.
•Agree to the warning in order to proceed.
•Type “autoplay” in the search box.
•You’ll see a preference called “media.autoplay.enabled”
•If that preference is set to “True,” double-click on it to toggle to
“False.”
Here is the full article:
http://askbobrankin.com/how_to_stop_annoying_autoplay_videos.html
Any comments or opinions would be welcome since I will admit that I'm
not tech saavy at all.






Re: an article explaining how to disable autoplay in browsers #article

 

Hello

thanks fore this info

am going to save this in my email folder fore tips and tricks

thanks

Hank

On 11/10/2016 8:20 PM, Kwork wrote:
keyboard translation for the following line:
"•If that preference is set to “True,” double-click on it to toggle to
“False.”
for us, means the following:
•If that preference is set to “True,” press enter on it to toggle to
“False.”
Excellent article. Thank you.
Travis
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 5:59 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] an article explaining how to disable autoplay in
browsers


I came across this article today.It explains on how to disable
autoplay for browsers and facebook. This is a snippet for disabling it
on firefox:
Mozilla Firefox has a built-in setting to control HTML5 autoplay. Like
many Firefox features, this one is buried deeply in Firefox’s
about:config file. Here is how to dig it out and set it to block HTML5
auto-play.
•Type “about:config” in Firefox’s address bar and press Enter.
•Agree to the warning in order to proceed.
•Type “autoplay” in the search box.
•You’ll see a preference called “media.autoplay.enabled”
•If that preference is set to “True,” double-click on it to toggle to
“False.”
Here is the full article:
http://askbobrankin.com/how_to_stop_annoying_autoplay_videos.html
Any comments or opinions would be welcome since I will admit that I'm
not tech saavy at all.





Re: an article explaining how to disable autoplay in browsers #article

Kwork
 

keyboard translation for the following line:
"•If that preference is set to “True,” double-click on it to toggle to
“False.”
for us, means the following:
•If that preference is set to “True,” press enter on it to toggle to
“False.”
Excellent article. Thank you.
Travis

----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <@MJMarney>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 5:59 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] an article explaining how to disable autoplay in
browsers


I came across this article today.It explains on how to disable
autoplay for browsers and facebook. This is a snippet for disabling it
on firefox:
Mozilla Firefox has a built-in setting to control HTML5 autoplay. Like
many Firefox features, this one is buried deeply in Firefox’s
about:config file. Here is how to dig it out and set it to block HTML5
auto-play.
•Type “about:config” in Firefox’s address bar and press Enter.
•Agree to the warning in order to proceed.
•Type “autoplay” in the search box.
•You’ll see a preference called “media.autoplay.enabled”
•If that preference is set to “True,” double-click on it to toggle to
“False.”
Here is the full article:
http://askbobrankin.com/how_to_stop_annoying_autoplay_videos.html
Any comments or opinions would be welcome since I will admit that I'm
not tech saavy at all.


Re: Article: New bionic eye chip allows blind woman to see lines, colors, and spots of light #article

Veronica Kirk
 

Carlos, I also had bilateral retinoblastoma with removal of my optic nerve.  My son had bilateral retinoblastoma as well, with enucleation of only his right eye.  The left eye was treated with radiation leaving him with some sight in that eye, although he had a lot of trouble with that eye.

 

Veronica

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2016 5:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: New bionic eye chip allows blind woman to see lines, colors, and spots of light

 

In my particular case, Retinoblastoma meant that my optic nerve had to be removed.  So I have strong interest in any techniques which could potentially either completely bypass or theoretically regenerate the optic nerve.

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

Sent: Monday, November 07, 2016 6:42 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: New bionic eye chip allows blind woman to see lines, colors, and spots of light

 

quite often people with RP have good optic nerves just the retina is damaged. I was told last time I was checked that the nerve is good and pink and healthy.

 

From: Carlos

Sent: Monday, November 7, 2016 1:30 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: New bionic eye chip allows blind woman to see lines, colors, and spots of light

 

Nerve regeneration is tricky stuff.  And even if they manage to work out the details, it won't necessarily work for everyone.  I think a device which can bypass the optic nerve altogether and directly stimulate the visual cortex is likely to work in more cases and will probably overall be easier to perfect in a semi-reasonable amount of time.

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

Sent: Monday, November 07, 2016 3:59 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: New bionic eye chip allows blind woman to see lines, colors, and spots of light

 

I too have RP and believe it is the stem cell that is going to restore us if anything. if this sort of thing gets better I’m sure a lot of people will go for it.

seems I remember $73,000 was a price tag for the surgery? or was that just for the item?

 

 

From: Marie

Sent: Monday, November 7, 2016 11:02 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: New bionic eye chip allows blind woman to see lines, colors, and spots of light

 

I think the research is great, however I personally can’t imagine going through eye surgery with the results it is providing. After all, what real value is there in seeing colors, lines or spots of light. But it is encouraging that there are any results. since I have RP, my optic nerves are just fine but they get no information's because the photo receptor cells are almost totally destroyed now. I still have some slight hopes for the stem cell research.

Marie

 

 

From: Carlos

Sent: Sunday, November 6, 2016 9:59 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: New bionic eye chip allows blind woman to see lines, colors, and spots of light

 

LOL I think I would rather wait for science to perfect the device that directly stimulates the visual cortex.  Not only is it more likely to provide true sight, but it just sounds cooler.

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

From: Mike B.

Sent: Monday, November 07, 2016 12:50 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: New bionic eye chip allows blind woman to see lines, colors, and spots of light

 

Ya know I read an article awhile back where they were experimenting with using nerves in the tongue for sight, & were having limited success.  I can't find the article right now but, what I don't recall is how they were doing this.  I don't know if they were bypassing the optic nerve, using bionics or what but, it was pretty interesting.  Can you imagine it, someone walking around, flicking their tongue out & about, like a hungry frog / lizard but, able to navigate because their eyes had been replaced by a flicking tongue?!

Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.

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

From: Carlos

Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 9:36 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: New bionic eye chip allows blind woman to see lines, colors, and spots of light

 

Indeed, but again the article discusses one device which bypasses the optic nerve altogether and directly stimulates the visual cortex.  LOL I think the notion that an optic nerve is required to provide artificial sight is somewhat outdated now since this is the second article I have read which discusses such technology.  Of course it hasn't been perfected, but successful tests with early designs indicates that the technology will almost certainly be workable as it advances.

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From: Jim Wohlgamuth

Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 11:57 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: New bionic eye chip allows blind woman to see lines, colors, and spots of light

 

Hi there!

What I have heard is that it would be tricky if not imposible to transplant the optic nerve since it is actually connected to the brain if I understand correctly.  BTW, I would be very interested in an optic nerve transplant if it ever becomes possible! I do however wonder why they can't simply place stem cells that could reproduce and perhaps repair the damage in the nerve.  I still suspect this would be a very tricky operation though.   

I guess it never hurts to dream a little or maybe a lot! THANKS&Have A Good 1! de
<KF8LT><Jim>.

On 06-Nov-16 23:30, Mike B. wrote:

Hi Veronica,

 

You wouldn't believe what kind of crap Medicare will & won't pay for!  My doctor was telling my wife & I about Medicare paying for a penial implant for a 89 year old man!  Go figure!  The man claimed he needed the pump up pecker to please his wife but, noone bothered to ask his wife if this was true!  This man was not a patient of my doctor but, my doctor knew of the case because he knew the Urologist that performed the surgery.  A little crazy ya think?!

 

Take care.
Mike
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From: Veronica Kirk

Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 7:10 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: New bionic eye chip allows blind woman to see lines, colors, and spots of light

 

My wishes as well, however, I doubt Medicare would pay for anything of this nature considering how expensive it would be.

Veronica

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 1:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: New bionic eye chip allows blind woman to see lines, colors, and spots of light

I sure wish they would come out with some sort of optic nerve replacement.  You would think that being nerves run off of eletrical stimulus that a small battery pack could be implanted to give the nerves the necessary power to operate.  But, I would assume that getting the correct ohms / current would be really hard to duplicate.

Take care.
Mike
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From: Carlos

Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 9:38 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: New bionic eye chip allows blind woman to see lines, colors, and spots of light

Um there's a link in the message.

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From: Kimsan

Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 12:36 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Article: New bionic eye chip allows blind woman to see lines, colors, and spots of light

Good god oh mighty, where’s the article!

I’m ready now for internet navigation lectures smile.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:16 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Article: New bionic eye chip allows blind woman to see lines, colors, and spots of light

http

://inhabitat.com/worlds-first-bionic-eye-could-soon-be-available-for-sale-in-the-us/

 


Re: system restore problem

Mike B. <mwb5781@...>
 

Hi Dane,
 
To get more restore points, try the following:
After opening System Restore & pressing enter or spacebar on the next button you are in a list of Restore Points.  If you, Shift + Tab, you'll see, Show more restore points checkbox not checked, press the spacebar to check this box, & tab 1 time back into the list of restore points, & there should be many more restore points, providing your settings allow for storing more.  If these steps don't work in getting you more restore points try the steps below.
 
1. Open the start menu/ Programs, & press enter on Accessories.
2. Arrow to system tools & press enter.
3. Arrow to system restore & press enter.  You're now in system restore.
4. Route the Jaws cursor to the PC cursor, down arrow to, Choose a different restore point radio button not checked, use your left mouse click simulation
keystroke, to check this radio button.  You may have to use, insert + left arrow, to get to where Jaws reports unchecked.  Then do the left mouse simulation
keystroke to check it & go back to your PC cursor.
5. Tab to, next, press the spacebar, & you should now be in a larger list of
restore points to choose from.
 
 
To access your Windows7 Restore Points quickly press the Windows Key + R, for the run dialogue & type the following into the Run Dialogue;
 
rstrui
 
& press enter.  Now, follow steps 4 & 5 from above.
Take care.
Mike
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----- Original Message -----
From: Dane
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2016 7:22 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] system restore problem

Howdy all,
 
I'm using Win7 and JAWS 15. I have noticed my pc, a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop, running like it's doing something in the background for the past couple of days. So, I looked around and couldn't find any obvious reason. I tried doing a system restore a couple of times, and received the following error message:
 
System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer’s system files and settings were not changed.
Details:
System Restore could not access a file. This is probably because an anti-virus program is running on the computer. Temporarily disable your antivirus program and retry System Restore.
An unspecified error occurred during System Restore. (0x80070005)
You can try System Restore again and choose a different restore point. If you continue to see this error, you can try an advanced recovery method. For more information, see What is Recovery?
I am using MSE, and have MalwareBites installed. After the first error message, I ran MalwareBites and came up clean. I then went to program manager and disabled MSE and tried the restore process once again and still no go. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I was offered only one restore point by the way, it was for three days ago.
 
Thanks,
 
Dane