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Re: Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

Steven Johnson
 

Looks like Stonewall Cable in New Hampshire is alive and well.  This message from Mr. Osborn is extremely helpful.  I think I will try to call them tomorrow and give them the nomenclature that you just sent me.  I may order 3 or 4 of them, and still purchase Wayne’s if he finds it.  As for the battery pack, that will probably turn out to be more difficult, but I can be fairly resourceful.  Thank you Kay.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kay Malmquist
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 8:01 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

Steven,

Please understand that this is an old message but here is the info that I found.  I have a couple DecTalk Expresses around here and I use them every day.  The message follows.

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Osborn [mailto:mike.osborn@...]
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 11:17 PM
To:
boughtandsoldbytheblind@...
Subject: [boughtandsoldbytheblind] DecTalk Express Cable and Connector

Last February I did some research into locating such things as the cables,
connector, and battery pack for the DecTalk Express.  I had real good luck
on the cables, but the battery pack has turned difficult at best.  First the
good news and I am copying a couple of folks who requested this specific
information:
Cable supplier:
www.stonewallcable.com
The primary cable for the DTE is generically called an MMJ to MMJ, but
carries a DEC part number BC16E.  The part is usually ordered as a BC16E-10,
-25, or - whatever, where the "-XX" indicates the length in feet. Stonewall
Cable uses a part number is SC-7021 and then you tell them how many feet you
want it to be.  I chose to get a 10 foot.  The pricing is $5.50 plus 20
cents per foot, ergo a 10 foot cable was $7.50. Next we have that funky
little connecter that you can't buy at Radio Shack. Generically this is
called an MMJ to DB-9F.  The DEC part number is  DEC H8571-J and the
Stonewall Cable part number is SC-9444-J.  The price on this piece is
$12.95. Shipping is whatever you want, but I like and they will provide USPS
Priority Mail at the reasonable rate of $7.85 (this was last Feb.).

I was going to order up a batch of cables and connectors, but when no one
found an immediate need last Feb. I dropped the idea.  It's probably just as
well that each person handle there own.  Stonewall takes credit cards and
their phone number is toll free 800-525-3303.  I loved there internet order
form, but I also have the benefit of a couple of eyes.

If I come up with a reasonable solution to the battery problem I will send
it out.  $115.00 plus shipping for the battery pack is outrageous.  By the
way, your savings by using Stonewall will be about $44, where authorized
DecTalk suppliers are quoting $50 for the adapter and $14 for the cable.

Mike "Mr. Frugal" Osborn

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

 

No matter where you are, no matter how difficult things might appear to be, you are always being moved toward magnificence. Always.
Rhonda Byrne

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

Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:52 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

Good morning Kay and Wayne.  Kay, if you figure out what that jack was called I would be grateful because there is a company here in the Inland Northwest that I think can manufacture a cable for me that would do the trick.  Wayne, if you find that old cable, I have 10 bucks that is burning a hole in my pocket.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of wayne
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

Years ago when I use to have the tech talk external  I purchased a cable for it that's much longer than the one that comes with it. I have to go through my mass of cables, since I think I have it. If I find it I'll let you know, and sell it to you for $10. This cable is new. if you have any questions just ask.

 

Wayne

 

 

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

Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:10 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

Thanks Monte.  That’s a shame.  I should probably check with my old friends who I know to have drawers full of old cables and electronic relics from the 1980s

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:06 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

As I recall, it was a proprietary cable; the rj45 type end was not standard, it has a sort of offset to it.

Good luck.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steven Johnson
Sent: January-19-20 8:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

One of my buddies is sending me a Dectalk external to have some fun with, but it has no cables.  I seem to remember that the cable that connects it to the serial port on the PC has a 9 pin female on one end, and a phone jack kind of RJ45 looking plug for the Dectalk.  I know that the Dectalk end was smaller than the RJ45, but bigger than a phone jack.  I’m trying to find a cable to hook up the Dectalk.  What is the name of the end that fits the Dectalk?  RJ11 or RJ12 maybe?  Thanks.


Re: Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

Kay Malmquist
 

Steven,
Please understand that this is an old message but here is the info that I found.  I have a couple DecTalk Expresses around here and I use them every day.  The message follows.
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Osborn [mailto:mike.osborn@...]
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 11:17 PM
To:
boughtandsoldbytheblind@...
Subject: [boughtandsoldbytheblind] DecTalk Express Cable and Connector

Last February I did some research into locating such things as the cables,
connector, and battery pack for the DecTalk Express.  I had real good luck
on the cables, but the battery pack has turned difficult at best.  First the
good news and I am copying a couple of folks who requested this specific
information:
Cable supplier:
www.stonewallcable.com
The primary cable for the DTE is generically called an MMJ to MMJ, but
carries a DEC part number BC16E.  The part is usually ordered as a BC16E-10,
-25, or - whatever, where the "-XX" indicates the length in feet. Stonewall
Cable uses a part number is SC-7021 and then you tell them how many feet you
want it to be.  I chose to get a 10 foot.  The pricing is $5.50 plus 20
cents per foot, ergo a 10 foot cable was $7.50. Next we have that funky
little connecter that you can't buy at Radio Shack. Generically this is
called an MMJ to DB-9F.  The DEC part number is  DEC H8571-J and the
Stonewall Cable part number is SC-9444-J.  The price on this piece is
$12.95. Shipping is whatever you want, but I like and they will provide USPS
Priority Mail at the reasonable rate of $7.85 (this was last Feb.).

I was going to order up a batch of cables and connectors, but when no one
found an immediate need last Feb. I dropped the idea.  It's probably just as
well that each person handle there own.  Stonewall takes credit cards and
their phone number is toll free 800-525-3303.  I loved there internet order
form, but I also have the benefit of a couple of eyes.

If I come up with a reasonable solution to the battery problem I will send
it out.  $115.00 plus shipping for the battery pack is outrageous.  By the
way, your savings by using Stonewall will be about $44, where authorized
DecTalk suppliers are quoting $50 for the adapter and $14 for the cable.

Mike "Mr. Frugal" Osborn

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
No matter where you are, no matter how difficult things might appear to be, you are always being moved toward magnificence. Always.
Rhonda Byrne
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

Good morning Kay and Wayne.  Kay, if you figure out what that jack was called I would be grateful because there is a company here in the Inland Northwest that I think can manufacture a cable for me that would do the trick.  Wayne, if you find that old cable, I have 10 bucks that is burning a hole in my pocket.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of wayne
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

Years ago when I use to have the tech talk external  I purchased a cable for it that's much longer than the one that comes with it. I have to go through my mass of cables, since I think I have it. If I find it I'll let you know, and sell it to you for $10. This cable is new. if you have any questions just ask.

 

Wayne

 

 

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

Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:10 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

Thanks Monte.  That’s a shame.  I should probably check with my old friends who I know to have drawers full of old cables and electronic relics from the 1980s

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:06 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

As I recall, it was a proprietary cable; the rj45 type end was not standard, it has a sort of offset to it.

Good luck.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steven Johnson
Sent: January-19-20 8:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

One of my buddies is sending me a Dectalk external to have some fun with, but it has no cables.  I seem to remember that the cable that connects it to the serial port on the PC has a 9 pin female on one end, and a phone jack kind of RJ45 looking plug for the Dectalk.  I know that the Dectalk end was smaller than the RJ45, but bigger than a phone jack.  I’m trying to find a cable to hook up the Dectalk.  What is the name of the end that fits the Dectalk?  RJ11 or RJ12 maybe?  Thanks.


Re: Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

Steven Johnson
 

Good morning Kay and Wayne.  Kay, if you figure out what that jack was called I would be grateful because there is a company here in the Inland Northwest that I think can manufacture a cable for me that would do the trick.  Wayne, if you find that old cable, I have 10 bucks that is burning a hole in my pocket.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of wayne
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

Years ago when I use to have the tech talk external  I purchased a cable for it that's much longer than the one that comes with it. I have to go through my mass of cables, since I think I have it. If I find it I'll let you know, and sell it to you for $10. This cable is new. if you have any questions just ask.

 

Wayne

 

 

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

Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:10 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

Thanks Monte.  That’s a shame.  I should probably check with my old friends who I know to have drawers full of old cables and electronic relics from the 1980s

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:06 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

As I recall, it was a proprietary cable; the rj45 type end was not standard, it has a sort of offset to it.

Good luck.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steven Johnson
Sent: January-19-20 8:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

One of my buddies is sending me a Dectalk external to have some fun with, but it has no cables.  I seem to remember that the cable that connects it to the serial port on the PC has a 9 pin female on one end, and a phone jack kind of RJ45 looking plug for the Dectalk.  I know that the Dectalk end was smaller than the RJ45, but bigger than a phone jack.  I’m trying to find a cable to hook up the Dectalk.  What is the name of the end that fits the Dectalk?  RJ11 or RJ12 maybe?  Thanks.


Re: Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

wayne <greenwood33@...>
 

Years ago when I use to have the tech talk external  I purchased a cable for it that's much longer than the one that comes with it. I have to go through my mass of cables, since I think I have it. If I find it I'll let you know, and sell it to you for $10. This cable is new. if you have any questions just ask.
 
Wayne
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:10 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

Thanks Monte.  That’s a shame.  I should probably check with my old friends who I know to have drawers full of old cables and electronic relics from the 1980s

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:06 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

As I recall, it was a proprietary cable; the rj45 type end was not standard, it has a sort of offset to it.

Good luck.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steven Johnson
Sent: January-19-20 8:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

One of my buddies is sending me a Dectalk external to have some fun with, but it has no cables.  I seem to remember that the cable that connects it to the serial port on the PC has a 9 pin female on one end, and a phone jack kind of RJ45 looking plug for the Dectalk.  I know that the Dectalk end was smaller than the RJ45, but bigger than a phone jack.  I’m trying to find a cable to hook up the Dectalk.  What is the name of the end that fits the Dectalk?  RJ11 or RJ12 maybe?  Thanks.


Re: Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

Kay Malmquist
 

Oh wow!  I used to know what that end was called because I had a company called Stonewall Cables make me a couple.  I'm going to dig around and see if I can't find out what it is.
 
Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
No matter where you are, no matter how difficult things might appear to be, you are always being moved toward magnificence. Always.
Rhonda Byrne

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:10 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

Thanks Monte.  That’s a shame.  I should probably check with my old friends who I know to have drawers full of old cables and electronic relics from the 1980s

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:06 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

As I recall, it was a proprietary cable; the rj45 type end was not standard, it has a sort of offset to it.

Good luck.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steven Johnson
Sent: January-19-20 8:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

One of my buddies is sending me a Dectalk external to have some fun with, but it has no cables.  I seem to remember that the cable that connects it to the serial port on the PC has a 9 pin female on one end, and a phone jack kind of RJ45 looking plug for the Dectalk.  I know that the Dectalk end was smaller than the RJ45, but bigger than a phone jack.  I’m trying to find a cable to hook up the Dectalk.  What is the name of the end that fits the Dectalk?  RJ11 or RJ12 maybe?  Thanks.


Re: Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

Steven Johnson
 

Thanks Monte.  That’s a shame.  I should probably check with my old friends who I know to have drawers full of old cables and electronic relics from the 1980s

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:06 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

As I recall, it was a proprietary cable; the rj45 type end was not standard, it has a sort of offset to it.

Good luck.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steven Johnson
Sent: January-19-20 8:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

One of my buddies is sending me a Dectalk external to have some fun with, but it has no cables.  I seem to remember that the cable that connects it to the serial port on the PC has a 9 pin female on one end, and a phone jack kind of RJ45 looking plug for the Dectalk.  I know that the Dectalk end was smaller than the RJ45, but bigger than a phone jack.  I’m trying to find a cable to hook up the Dectalk.  What is the name of the end that fits the Dectalk?  RJ11 or RJ12 maybe?  Thanks.


Re: Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

Monte Single
 

As I recall, it was a proprietary cable; the rj45 type end was not standard, it has a sort of offset to it.

Good luck.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steven Johnson
Sent: January-19-20 8:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

One of my buddies is sending me a Dectalk external to have some fun with, but it has no cables.  I seem to remember that the cable that connects it to the serial port on the PC has a 9 pin female on one end, and a phone jack kind of RJ45 looking plug for the Dectalk.  I know that the Dectalk end was smaller than the RJ45, but bigger than a phone jack.  I’m trying to find a cable to hook up the Dectalk.  What is the name of the end that fits the Dectalk?  RJ11 or RJ12 maybe?  Thanks.


Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

Steven Johnson
 

One of my buddies is sending me a Dectalk external to have some fun with, but it has no cables.  I seem to remember that the cable that connects it to the serial port on the PC has a 9 pin female on one end, and a phone jack kind of RJ45 looking plug for the Dectalk.  I know that the Dectalk end was smaller than the RJ45, but bigger than a phone jack.  I’m trying to find a cable to hook up the Dectalk.  What is the name of the end that fits the Dectalk?  RJ11 or RJ12 maybe?  Thanks.


Re: win7 security software?

Gerald Levy
 


In addition to MSE, Malware Bytes still works in Windows 7.  There is a company called 0 Patch that intends to continue providing security updates for Windows 7 through 2023 for $25.99 a year, but according to a few members of another list who have tried installing it, it is not very accessible. And I think only enterprise customers can continue to receive security updates from Microsoft at additional annual cost. I don't think home users can sign up for this service.


Gerald



On 1/18/2020 9:04 PM, Gene wrote:
MSEE will continue to receive updates for Windows 7 users. If that is your concern, you need do nothing.  If you want to take other precautions, I don’t know how much it costs nor who will provide the service, but one or more companies, maybe Microsoft among them, is providing updates if you pay for the service.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 7:51 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] win7 security software?
 
hello all,
as certainly for the foreseeable, I plan to continue using win7, now that no more security updates will be forthcoming, I think I need to find some other security software to keep my machine hopefully protected from hacking, viruses, spy and malware, etc.
such software would need to be fully accessible, preferably with window-eyes, or if not, definitely with NVDA.
if possible it also shouldn't get in the way of the programs I already use which access the internet for what ever reason.
any ideas please?
as previously I have relied on MS security essentials and windows security updates, so haven't really had to think about this before.
I am not bothered if the software is free or paid, the major priorities here, are that it does the job, does it well, is accessible, and hopefully continues to do the job well and accessibly.
 
Simon
 
 


Re: question about temporarily unsubscribing

Gene
 

your welcome.  The reason its better to go nomail is that Groups.io has a requirement that owners can’t change, that when someone subscribes, their first message must be approved.  So for all the groups you would have left, the first message you sent to every one would have needed to be approved and that might have led to annoying delays in some cases.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:56 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] question about temporarily unsubscribing
 

Gene:

 

Thank you so much.  I will be gone for a week and didn't want to come back with a cluttered in-box.  I greatly appreciate your help.

Shelly

On 1/18/2020 1:24 PM, Gene wrote:
Its much better to go nomail.  If you have a fully setup account, you can do this with a browser as a general setting.  If not, you can do it group by group.
 
To go nomail for this group, you would send a blank e-mail to this address:
To resume delivery, send a blank e-mail to
 
If you want to resume delivery as a digest, there are other commands but I assume you want single message delivery.
 
The same syntax isw used with other Groups.io groups.  Name of group plus etc.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 4:05 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] question about temporarily unsubscribing
 
        Hi Group:


I'm going on vacation tomorrow and I was wondering if there is a way to
unsubscribe from the lists I am on until I get back?  I will be gone for
a week and I get a load of mail per day and won't be able to check it. 
So if possible, I would like to temporarily unsubscribe if there is a
way to do this.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Shelly




Re: food delivery apps

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Troy,

I use Door Dash.  The service is very good although the mark up is quite significant.  You do the ordering through the app itself or if you like from the website itself. The Door Dash website is quite accessible.

Some restaurants use just one of these services and others use more than one.  The delivery fee and the dasher tip (driver tip for other apps) is indeed separate.  This can result in a large mark up--somewhere around 15 or 20 percent in some cases.

With Door Dash, they have a dash pass feature where you pay $9.99 monthly and for those restaurants that accept it the delivery fee is waved.  That's the problem.  In my area only about 20% of the restaurants accept the dash pass feature.

If it is a cold or stormy day and you can't get out to fetch the food yourself and if one of your favorite restaurants does not deliver, then the service is worth it. My experience is only with Door Dash.  I downloaded and installed Grub Hub, but when I looked at the comments on their page, most of them were negative and I have been reluctant to order anything with Grub Hub app.  Both the Door Dash and Grub Hub apps are very accessible.

For all of the food delivery apps, you have to register through the app or the website and this includes linking your account to a payment method: debit card, credit card or whatever.

On 1/18/2020 7:46 PM, Troy Burnham wrote:
Hi all,

I have waiter, grub hub, favor, and door dash all on my phone and they all seem accessible but I wonder if anybody has used any of these and can comment on how they work?

I've never used any of these myself but in just opening them and looking at them I see that favor shows the delivery fee for each restaurant, do the rest of them do the same thing? It appears that I have to register on the other 3 apps I mentioned besides favor and I haven't done that yet.

Is a tip expected over and above the delivery fee or is the delivery fee considered the tip? Do some restaurants use more than one delivery service or do they all just use one and there's no choice? Oh, and do I call the restaurant to make the order and then tell them I want it delivered or do I make the order through the app in some way?

Anything anybody can tell me will be greatly appreciated.

Troy



--
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!"


Re: question about temporarily unsubscribing

Shelly Kane
 

Gene:


Thank you so much.  I will be gone for a week and didn't want to come back with a cluttered in-box.  I greatly appreciate your help.

Shelly

On 1/18/2020 1:24 PM, Gene wrote:
Its much better to go nomail.  If you have a fully setup account, you can do this with a browser as a general setting.  If not, you can do it group by group.
 
To go nomail for this group, you would send a blank e-mail to this address:
To resume delivery, send a blank e-mail to
 
If you want to resume delivery as a digest, there are other commands but I assume you want single message delivery.
 
The same syntax isw used with other Groups.io groups.  Name of group plus etc.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 4:05 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] question about temporarily unsubscribing
 
        Hi Group:


I'm going on vacation tomorrow and I was wondering if there is a way to
unsubscribe from the lists I am on until I get back?  I will be gone for
a week and I get a load of mail per day and won't be able to check it. 
So if possible, I would like to temporarily unsubscribe if there is a
way to do this.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Shelly




Finding a replacement battery for a Plextalk 2 or PTN 2?

Vicky Vaughan
 

Hi List, Might any of you know where a replacement battery for the discontinued Plextalk 2 or PTN 2 can be bought?

 

Thanks much for any help!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 


A Plextalk 2 recording question?

Vicky Vaughan
 

Hello List, I am just starting out with a Plextalk 2 or PTN 2.  I have listened to the manual, but am still in the dark as to how I actually record on it.  It has no actual record button.  I see that I can create a new title, but once that is done, how do I start it recording?

 

Perhaps, it can see that I do not have a blank SD card in it and so the option is not given?

 

Any help will be gratefully received!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 


Re: Computer for the Blind Correct URL

jan howells <gale7978@...>
 

Thank you, Mike.

Jan


Computer for the Blind Correct URL

Mike B
 

Hi All,
 
That URL I posted for the Computers for the Blind website earlier today was not good.  Sorry, but I thought I had the latest, but the correct URL is below.
 

Sorry for any inconvenience I may have caused for any of you.
 
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.


Re: windows 7 in general.

Gene
 

I consider any information as to prices or what are the latest highest standards in technology as far as performance and perhaps other matters I haven’t thought of while writing that is over six months old to be possibly wrong.  Things change very quickly regarding technology.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7 in general.
 
Okay; I didn’t know the prices had gone up, since they stayed the same for so long.  So, I don’t know when they went up.  Pam.
 
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7 in general.
 
How long ago was that?  Here is a quote from the application page:
To apply for a computer we have a processing fee of $130 for a desktop, and $185 for a laptop,
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 7:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7 in general.
 
Last I knew, the laptops were about $125 or $150.  Pam.
 
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 7:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7 in general.
 
I doubt they ever sold laptops for 100 dollars.  They sell desktops for about 100 dollars.  They sell laptops for about 180 dollars.  I’m saying about because I don’t recall exactly.
 
Gene
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Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7 in general.
 
I would love to have a laptop computer.  I am going to learn how
to use the Dell computer desktop in work skills classes.  Does
Computers for the Blind still sell computers for $100? If I could
get a laptop for $100, I would then use one of my braille
notetakers as a braille terminal.  Or I could learn Nvda.

Jan h



Re: win7 security software?

Gene
 

MSEE will continue to receive updates for Windows 7 users. If that is your concern, you need do nothing.  If you want to take other precautions, I don’t know how much it costs nor who will provide the service, but one or more companies, maybe Microsoft among them, is providing updates if you pay for the service.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 7:51 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] win7 security software?
 
hello all,
as certainly for the foreseeable, I plan to continue using win7, now that no more security updates will be forthcoming, I think I need to find some other security software to keep my machine hopefully protected from hacking, viruses, spy and malware, etc.
such software would need to be fully accessible, preferably with window-eyes, or if not, definitely with NVDA.
if possible it also shouldn't get in the way of the programs I already use which access the internet for what ever reason.
any ideas please?
as previously I have relied on MS security essentials and windows security updates, so haven't really had to think about this before.
I am not bothered if the software is free or paid, the major priorities here, are that it does the job, does it well, is accessible, and hopefully continues to do the job well and accessibly.
 
Simon
 
 


Re: windows 7 in general.

Pamela Dominguez
 

Okay; I didn’t know the prices had gone up, since they stayed the same for so long.  So, I don’t know when they went up.  Pam.
 

From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7 in general.
 
How long ago was that?  Here is a quote from the application page:
To apply for a computer we have a processing fee of $130 for a desktop, and $185 for a laptop,
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 7:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7 in general.
 
Last I knew, the laptops were about $125 or $150.  Pam.
 
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 7:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7 in general.
 
I doubt they ever sold laptops for 100 dollars.  They sell desktops for about 100 dollars.  They sell laptops for about 180 dollars.  I’m saying about because I don’t recall exactly.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7 in general.
 
I would love to have a laptop computer.  I am going to learn how
to use the Dell computer desktop in work skills classes.  Does
Computers for the Blind still sell computers for $100? If I could
get a laptop for $100, I would then use one of my braille
notetakers as a braille terminal.  Or I could learn Nvda.

Jan h



Re: windows 7 in general.

Gene
 

How long ago was that?  Here is a quote from the application page:
To apply for a computer we have a processing fee of $130 for a desktop, and $185 for a laptop,
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 7:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7 in general.
 
Last I knew, the laptops were about $125 or $150.  Pam.
 
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 7:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7 in general.
 
I doubt they ever sold laptops for 100 dollars.  They sell desktops for about 100 dollars.  They sell laptops for about 180 dollars.  I’m saying about because I don’t recall exactly.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7 in general.
 
I would love to have a laptop computer.  I am going to learn how
to use the Dell computer desktop in work skills classes.  Does
Computers for the Blind still sell computers for $100? If I could
get a laptop for $100, I would then use one of my braille
notetakers as a braille terminal.  Or I could learn Nvda.

Jan h