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Re: zoom help

 

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


Hope this helps,
Ashley

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

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

I was in a meeting with the school on Friday, I was able to hear them, but
they couldn't hear me. I'm unsure if it's because my internal mic sucks or
it's just the wrong option I chose under audio.
I have an important meeting on Monday, so I don't want the same thing to
happen again.
Kimsan Song
kimsansong@icloud.com
If you are into HipHop or R&B, I invite you to subscribe to my youtube
artist channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFzrNcgBfHguK-LnnJMMylA
Also, you may follow me on twitter:
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zoom help

Kimsan
 

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

I was in a meeting with the school on Friday, I was able to hear them, but
they couldn't hear me. I'm unsure if it's because my internal mic sucks or
it's just the wrong option I chose under audio.
I have an important meeting on Monday, so I don't want the same thing to
happen again.
Kimsan Song
kimsansong@icloud.com
If you are into HipHop or R&B, I invite you to subscribe to my youtube
artist channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFzrNcgBfHguK-LnnJMMylA
Also, you may follow me on twitter:
https://twitter.com/kims4ns0ng


Re: Guide dogs on wheels !

James Bentley
 

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

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

Thanks for the article,

James B

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

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

Janet

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


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


Peace Be With You.


Odd Scenario With A Friend's Cellular Service

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

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

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

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

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

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


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


Adding A New Twitter Handle

lynn white
 

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


Guide dogs on wheels !

Janet
 

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

Janet

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


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


Peace Be With You.


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

Leo Bado
 

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


Best,
Leo Bado.

"It seems to me that I will always be happy in the place where I am not."
Paul Auster. "City of Glass"

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Hooley
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Learning the meanings of audio affects and parameters
when recording

Hi,

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

Thanks,


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Learning the meanings of audio affects and parameters when recording

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

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

Thanks,


Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids? Visit
www.CochlearAmericas.com


Re: Voice modulator or band equalizer?

Gene
 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Thanks very much for any pointers!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 




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Voice modulator or band equalizer?

Vicky Vaughan
 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Thanks very much for any pointers!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 




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Re: xls protected view

Joe Giovanelli
 

Hi, Roberta and Allen,


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


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


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


I look forward to any ideas.


Joe G.

On 5/13/2021 1:00 PM, Roberta Nevels wrote:
Alt F then I, then e

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

Good Morning,


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


How can I open such a file?


Thank you very much for your help.


Joe Giovanelli, w2pvy











Re: xls protected view

Alan Robbins <arobbins1057@...>
 

F6 then tab to enable.

Alan

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

Good Morning,


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


How can I open such a file?


Thank you very much for your help.


Joe Giovanelli, w2pvy


Re: xls protected view

Roberta Nevels
 

Alt F then I, then e

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

Good Morning,


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


How can I open such a file?


Thank you very much for your help.


Joe Giovanelli, w2pvy


xls protected view

Joe Giovanelli
 

Good Morning,


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


How can I open such a file?


Thank you very much for your help.


Joe Giovanelli, w2pvy


a detailed demo of clubhouse for android

 

hi all.
a member of the blind android users podcast team, Edword Green did a
detailed demo of clubhouse for android.
to listen to this demo please click on.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUoHrJnTP2I
clubhouse is not available in all the regions of the world, however
please read the shownotes on how to install it if you are in a region
in which its not available.
also, Blind Android Users is on clubhouse, so you can get in touch
with us there.


Re: Looking for Booksense XP battery

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Jim wrote:

"Members
I am in need of a new battery for my Booksense XP. Hims Inc., who services
them, tells me they can no longer get them. Can anyone help me find a
battery?"

Well, those batteries are proprietary. I've been to Batteries Plus trying
to find one for my ancient and modern BrailleSensePlus! No such luck for
me. You'd have to continue using the toy plugged in all the time methinks!


That said, I do want to wish you ALL THE LUCK for success there is in
tracking down a good source for obtaining the batteries you need.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: best headset?

John Holcomb II
 

Or you can go with Sony.

Or so many many options.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Thomas N. Chan
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:27 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] best headset?

 

It depends how much you are willing to pay and what kind of function you are after.

There's no such things as ,  accessible headset. 

Even with touch sensor headphones, it can be manage easily.

headphones is really a personal thing. 

the cups and comfort and how well it fit on your head and how long you can wear them.

 

Try to find anker headphones overear on amazon. They are rather affordable in some series and some fancy function like ANC.



Regards,
Thomas N. Chan

 

 

On Wed, 12 May 2021 at 19:38, Billy Inglis <billyinglis49@...> wrote:

hi guys, What is the most accessible headset in use today?, Billy






Re: best headset?

Thomas N. Chan
 

It depends how much you are willing to pay and what kind of function you are after.
There's no such things as ,  accessible headset. 
Even with touch sensor headphones, it can be manage easily.
headphones is really a personal thing. 
the cups and comfort and how well it fit on your head and how long you can wear them.

Try to find anker headphones overear on amazon. They are rather affordable in some series and some fancy function like ANC.


Regards,
Thomas N. Chan


On Wed, 12 May 2021 at 19:38, Billy Inglis <billyinglis49@...> wrote:
hi guys, What is the most accessible headset in use today?, Billy







Every Wi-Fi Device Back to 1997 Likely Vulnerable to FragAttacks (Review Geek)

John Holcomb II
 

Mathy Vanhoef, a security researcher known for finding holes in Wi-Fi security, has found a new avenue of breaking into Wi-Fi devices dubbed FragAttacks (fragmentation and aggregation attacks). The method works on every Wi-Fi device back to 1997, but thankfully some patches are already out.

FragAttacks comprise a series of vulnerabilities, three of which go back to Wi-Fi implementation introduced in 1997. The vulnerabilities affect all modern Wi-Fi security protocols, from WPA-3 all the back to WEP. 

In a demonstration, Vanhoef showed that the FragAttacks lead to several worrying possibilities. The demo shows Vanhoef turning on and off insecurity IOT smart plugs, stealing usernames and passwords, and even taking over a Windows 7 machine inside a “secure” network. Stealing credentials and taking over computers is a big worry, to say the least.

 

 

To understand the vulnerabilities, it’s important to know how a Wi-Fi network works. Networks prevent getting overwhelmed by breaking down data into packets for transmission. These data packet fragments are later collected and reassembled. Rather than transmitting all the data together, sending fragments with smaller frames will help throughput on a network. 

Frames are similar to data packets; they’re small parts of a message on a network. Frames serve as a handshake between devices and will contain more information about the message than a packet will. The vulnerabilities attack those facets of Wi-Fi networks to inject malicious frames on the network. FragAttacks can trick your network into accepting a fraudulent handshake message.

When your network accepts the handshake message, it then accepts a second subframe connected to the first “handshake message,” which passes on the real malicious data. As Vanhoef put it, “In a sense, one part of the code will think the frame is a handshake message and will accept it even though it’s not encrypted. Another part of the code will instead see it as an aggregated frame and will process the packet that the adversary wants to inject.”

The attack works with any Wi-Fi device and network, even ones that don’t support fragmentation and aggregation. That’s because those devices treat subframes as full frames and accept the malicious data. Several flaws in Wi-Fi implementation make all of this possible.

The good news is, Vanhoef disclosed the vulnerabilities responsibly and gave a nine-month lead time. Microsoft already released patches for Windows 10 that should mitigate the problem, and a fix for Linux is coming. But that still leaves plenty of IOT devices, routers, and macOS vulnerable. Vanhoef even managed to trick a macOS device to switch to a malicious DNS server, redirecting unsuspecting users to sites owned by a hacker. And with a malicious DNS server in place, the hacker could exfiltrate private data, like usernames, passwords, and possibly more.

The better news is, most of the vulnerabilities are hard to advantage of in the wild. At least currently. But, Vanhoef says the programming flaws that led to the vulnerability are trivial to abuse. You can, however, mitigate the exfiltration problem by sticking to HTTPS sites. Properly secured sites will prevent the bad actor from seeing your data in transit.

For now, update your devices as quickly as you can, especially Windows 10 devices as Microsoft already released patches. And stick to HTTPS whenever possible, whether or not you’re up to date. The newly opened FragAttacks site describing the vulnerabilities also suggests “disabling fragmentation, disabling pairwise rekeys, and disabling dynamic fragmentation in Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) devices.” And an opensource tool on Github can help test if your routers are still vulnerable.

 

Source:

Every Wi-Fi Device Back to 1997 Likely Vulnerable to FragAttacks – Review Geek


Looking for Booksense XP battery

Jim
 

Members
I am in need of a new battery for my Booksense XP. Hims Inc., who services them, tells me they can no longer get them. Can anyone help me find a battery?
Thanks

--
Jim

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