orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


Josh Kennedy
 

yes I'm only on SSI and saving for me is difficult. In any case I'm glad blair technology group said they will fix the laptop for free or replace it due to the warranty. Then I can save up for the next two months to buy the orbit reader20 $499 braille display when it comes out. Does anyone on here plan to buy the orbit20? I am a beta/prototype tester and I have to say I am very impressed with the prototype orbit20 I am testing out.

On 3/21/2017 9:32 AM, Carlos wrote:
People have to eat and pay bills as well. Not everyone can afford to save. And junk is a matter of prospective. If a user only has basic requirements, then a basic machine may be all that they need.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Lenron" <lenron93@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


If I got to settle for junk I would rather save. It makes it so I
don't have to purchase something new so soon.

On 3/21/17, Carlos <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com> wrote:
Sometimes people are limited by their funds and they have to settle for what
they can afford. Simply buying bigger and better is not always an option
for everyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


If you have to buy a new computer I would suggest you get one with a
faster processor at least 3GHz and at least 500GB hard drive and 8 MB RAM.
----- Original Message -----
From: Josh Kennedy
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 8:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


my only concern is with storeage on the stream. 4gigs of ram is enough
for what I do. the only real reason I'd need 8gigs ram is if I did tons of
audio editing or ran memory hungry virtual machines, which I don't do. I'm
just wondering if I could somehow save my favorite audio games, and jaws for
windows microsoft office, NVDA and a few other apps would they all fit on
the 32gigs of space? I guess I could make sure windows10 is compacted with
the command line





compact /compactos:always




running it in an admin command line will compact the OS and compress it
as small as possible. Blair gave me a free shipping label so they said I can
send it back and they will repair the laptop or replace it since its under
the 1 year warranty. if only windows10 would let me change the default write
disk to the sd card and migrate the entire users folder and all subfolders
and also the program files folders and program data folders over to the
micro sd card then storeage on the hp stream latest model with 4gigs ram
would not be an issue.


On 3/20/2017 3:34 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

My pick would be the Stream for sure... SSD over standard HD any day.


Thanks.



On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 2:29 PM Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@gmail.com>
wrote:

hi
I am new to the list. I recently bought a computer from blair
technology
group. when it came in the mail and i tried setting it up with
windows10
home this laptop was a special order with a 120gb solid state
drive...
anyway narrator would not come on. i plugged in a external
keyboard,
finnished setting it up and got it onto the desktop. through
experimenting i found the laptop's built-in keyboard has some keys
that
do not work. so i called and asked for a return shipping label to
send
it back and have it repaired. they are sending me one in the mail.
But
my question sis this. if for some reason they cannot repair it and
they
return my $220 I am then planning to get a new computer. my two
choices
are these.
1. for $199, hp stream 11.6 inch screen windows10 home and latest
laptop with AMD e2 processor, 4gigs ram and 32gb EMMC storeage with
micro sd card slot. main issue is windows10 does not let you yet,
use
the sd card as permanent storeage to store apps and all user data
including your %appdata% folder on the sd card. in other words you
cannot yet set the sd card as the default write disk for everything
like
you can with some android devices like with my blu energy x phone.
or my second choice
2. for $289, hp f222wm 15 inch touch screen windows10 home latest
laptop
with pentium n quad core, 500gb traditional spinning hard drive
4gigs ram.
but I hope blair technology group can repair or replace the computer
and
give me a good refurbished working one. what do you all think?

Josh Kennedy





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Carlos
 

I have been considering purchasing one. I'm glad to hear the project has not been abandoned. I did see that the release was delayed on the website, but many people have been skeptical about it's future because of the constant delays.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Josh Kennedy" <joshknnd1982@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:33 AM
Subject: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


yes I'm only on SSI and saving for me is difficult. In any case I'm glad blair technology group said they will fix the laptop for free or replace it due to the warranty. Then I can save up for the next two months to buy the orbit reader20 $499 braille display when it comes out. Does anyone on here plan to buy the orbit20? I am a beta/prototype tester and I have to say I am very impressed with the prototype orbit20 I am testing out.



On 3/21/2017 9:32 AM, Carlos wrote:
People have to eat and pay bills as well. Not everyone can afford to save. And junk is a matter of prospective. If a user only has basic requirements, then a basic machine may be all that they need.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Lenron" <lenron93@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


If I got to settle for junk I would rather save. It makes it so I
don't have to purchase something new so soon.

On 3/21/17, Carlos <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com> wrote:
Sometimes people are limited by their funds and they have to settle for what
they can afford. Simply buying bigger and better is not always an option
for everyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


If you have to buy a new computer I would suggest you get one with a
faster processor at least 3GHz and at least 500GB hard drive and 8 MB RAM.
----- Original Message -----
From: Josh Kennedy
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 8:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


my only concern is with storeage on the stream. 4gigs of ram is enough
for what I do. the only real reason I'd need 8gigs ram is if I did tons of
audio editing or ran memory hungry virtual machines, which I don't do. I'm
just wondering if I could somehow save my favorite audio games, and jaws for
windows microsoft office, NVDA and a few other apps would they all fit on
the 32gigs of space? I guess I could make sure windows10 is compacted with
the command line





compact /compactos:always




running it in an admin command line will compact the OS and compress it
as small as possible. Blair gave me a free shipping label so they said I can
send it back and they will repair the laptop or replace it since its under
the 1 year warranty. if only windows10 would let me change the default write
disk to the sd card and migrate the entire users folder and all subfolders
and also the program files folders and program data folders over to the
micro sd card then storeage on the hp stream latest model with 4gigs ram
would not be an issue.


On 3/20/2017 3:34 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

My pick would be the Stream for sure... SSD over standard HD any day.


Thanks.



On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 2:29 PM Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@gmail.com>
wrote:

hi
I am new to the list. I recently bought a computer from blair
technology
group. when it came in the mail and i tried setting it up with
windows10
home this laptop was a special order with a 120gb solid state
drive...
anyway narrator would not come on. i plugged in a external
keyboard,
finnished setting it up and got it onto the desktop. through
experimenting i found the laptop's built-in keyboard has some keys
that
do not work. so i called and asked for a return shipping label to
send
it back and have it repaired. they are sending me one in the mail.
But
my question sis this. if for some reason they cannot repair it and
they
return my $220 I am then planning to get a new computer. my two
choices
are these.
1. for $199, hp stream 11.6 inch screen windows10 home and latest
laptop with AMD e2 processor, 4gigs ram and 32gb EMMC storeage with
micro sd card slot. main issue is windows10 does not let you yet,
use
the sd card as permanent storeage to store apps and all user data
including your %appdata% folder on the sd card. in other words you
cannot yet set the sd card as the default write disk for everything
like
you can with some android devices like with my blu energy x phone.
or my second choice
2. for $289, hp f222wm 15 inch touch screen windows10 home latest
laptop
with pentium n quad core, 500gb traditional spinning hard drive
4gigs ram.
but I hope blair technology group can repair or replace the computer
and
give me a good refurbished working one. what do you all think?

Josh Kennedy





--

Cordially,

Nimer Jaber

Please take the time to read this signature completely as it contains
some information about the email you have just read and all
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methods for contacting me if you have any questions or wish to talk.

The message above is intended for the recipient to whom it was
addressed. If you believe that you are not the intended recipient,
please notify me via reply email and destroy all copies of this
correspondence. Action taken as a result of this email or its
contents
by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) may result in civil or
criminal charges. I have checked this email and all corresponding
attachments for security threats. However, security of your machine
is
up to you. Thanks.

Registered Linux User 529141.
http://counter.li.org/

To find out about a free and versatile screen reader for windows XP
and above, please click here:
http://www.nvda-project.org

You can follow @nimerjaber on Twitter for the latest technology news.

To contact me, you can reply to this email or you may call me at
(218-693-9271) and I will do my best to respond to you promptly. Thank
you, and have a great day!





--
Lenron Brown
Cell: 985-271-2832
Skype: ron.brown762





Pamela Dominguez
 

Isn't NLS supposed to start giving those out for free? Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Josh Kennedy
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer

yes I'm only on SSI and saving for me is difficult. In any case I'm glad
blair technology group said they will fix the laptop for free or replace
it due to the warranty. Then I can save up for the next two months to
buy the orbit reader20 $499 braille display when it comes out. Does
anyone on here plan to buy the orbit20? I am a beta/prototype tester and
I have to say I am very impressed with the prototype orbit20 I am
testing out.



On 3/21/2017 9:32 AM, Carlos wrote:
People have to eat and pay bills as well. Not everyone can afford to save. And junk is a matter of prospective. If a user only has basic requirements, then a basic machine may be all that they need.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Lenron" <lenron93@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


If I got to settle for junk I would rather save. It makes it so I
don't have to purchase something new so soon.

On 3/21/17, Carlos <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com> wrote:
Sometimes people are limited by their funds and they have to settle for what
they can afford. Simply buying bigger and better is not always an option
for everyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


If you have to buy a new computer I would suggest you get one with a
faster processor at least 3GHz and at least 500GB hard drive and 8 MB RAM.
----- Original Message -----
From: Josh Kennedy
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 8:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


my only concern is with storeage on the stream. 4gigs of ram is enough
for what I do. the only real reason I'd need 8gigs ram is if I did tons of
audio editing or ran memory hungry virtual machines, which I don't do. I'm
just wondering if I could somehow save my favorite audio games, and jaws for
windows microsoft office, NVDA and a few other apps would they all fit on
the 32gigs of space? I guess I could make sure windows10 is compacted with
the command line





compact /compactos:always




running it in an admin command line will compact the OS and compress it
as small as possible. Blair gave me a free shipping label so they said I can
send it back and they will repair the laptop or replace it since its under
the 1 year warranty. if only windows10 would let me change the default write
disk to the sd card and migrate the entire users folder and all subfolders
and also the program files folders and program data folders over to the
micro sd card then storeage on the hp stream latest model with 4gigs ram
would not be an issue.


On 3/20/2017 3:34 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

My pick would be the Stream for sure... SSD over standard HD any day.


Thanks.



On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 2:29 PM Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@gmail.com>
wrote:

hi
I am new to the list. I recently bought a computer from blair
technology
group. when it came in the mail and i tried setting it up with
windows10
home this laptop was a special order with a 120gb solid state
drive...
anyway narrator would not come on. i plugged in a external
keyboard,
finnished setting it up and got it onto the desktop. through
experimenting i found the laptop's built-in keyboard has some keys
that
do not work. so i called and asked for a return shipping label to
send
it back and have it repaired. they are sending me one in the mail.
But
my question sis this. if for some reason they cannot repair it and
they
return my $220 I am then planning to get a new computer. my two
choices
are these.
1. for $199, hp stream 11.6 inch screen windows10 home and latest
laptop with AMD e2 processor, 4gigs ram and 32gb EMMC storeage with
micro sd card slot. main issue is windows10 does not let you yet,
use
the sd card as permanent storeage to store apps and all user data
including your %appdata% folder on the sd card. in other words you
cannot yet set the sd card as the default write disk for everything
like
you can with some android devices like with my blu energy x phone.
or my second choice
2. for $289, hp f222wm 15 inch touch screen windows10 home latest
laptop
with pentium n quad core, 500gb traditional spinning hard drive
4gigs ram.
but I hope blair technology group can repair or replace the computer
and
give me a good refurbished working one. what do you all think?

Josh Kennedy





--

Cordially,

Nimer Jaber

Please take the time to read this signature completely as it contains
some information about the email you have just read and all
attachments contained within as well as some valuable resources and
methods for contacting me if you have any questions or wish to talk.

The message above is intended for the recipient to whom it was
addressed. If you believe that you are not the intended recipient,
please notify me via reply email and destroy all copies of this
correspondence. Action taken as a result of this email or its
contents
by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) may result in civil or
criminal charges. I have checked this email and all corresponding
attachments for security threats. However, security of your machine
is
up to you. Thanks.

Registered Linux User 529141.
http://counter.li.org/

To find out about a free and versatile screen reader for windows XP
and above, please click here:
http://www.nvda-project.org

You can follow @nimerjaber on Twitter for the latest technology news.

To contact me, you can reply to this email or you may call me at
(218-693-9271) and I will do my best to respond to you promptly. Thank
you, and have a great day!





--
Lenron Brown
Cell: 985-271-2832
Skype: ron.brown762








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Carlos
 

I remember reading something about that, but is it a possibility/speculation or is there a reliable source which confirms it as fact?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela Dominguez" <geodom@optonline.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


Isn't NLS supposed to start giving those out for free? Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Josh Kennedy
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer

yes I'm only on SSI and saving for me is difficult. In any case I'm glad
blair technology group said they will fix the laptop for free or replace
it due to the warranty. Then I can save up for the next two months to
buy the orbit reader20 $499 braille display when it comes out. Does
anyone on here plan to buy the orbit20? I am a beta/prototype tester and
I have to say I am very impressed with the prototype orbit20 I am
testing out.



On 3/21/2017 9:32 AM, Carlos wrote:
People have to eat and pay bills as well. Not everyone can afford to save. And junk is a matter of prospective. If a user only has basic requirements, then a basic machine may be all that they need.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Lenron" <lenron93@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


If I got to settle for junk I would rather save. It makes it so I
don't have to purchase something new so soon.

On 3/21/17, Carlos <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com> wrote:
Sometimes people are limited by their funds and they have to settle for what
they can afford. Simply buying bigger and better is not always an option
for everyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


If you have to buy a new computer I would suggest you get one with a
faster processor at least 3GHz and at least 500GB hard drive and 8 MB RAM.
----- Original Message -----
From: Josh Kennedy
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 8:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


my only concern is with storeage on the stream. 4gigs of ram is enough
for what I do. the only real reason I'd need 8gigs ram is if I did tons of
audio editing or ran memory hungry virtual machines, which I don't do. I'm
just wondering if I could somehow save my favorite audio games, and jaws for
windows microsoft office, NVDA and a few other apps would they all fit on
the 32gigs of space? I guess I could make sure windows10 is compacted with
the command line





compact /compactos:always




running it in an admin command line will compact the OS and compress it
as small as possible. Blair gave me a free shipping label so they said I can
send it back and they will repair the laptop or replace it since its under
the 1 year warranty. if only windows10 would let me change the default write
disk to the sd card and migrate the entire users folder and all subfolders
and also the program files folders and program data folders over to the
micro sd card then storeage on the hp stream latest model with 4gigs ram
would not be an issue.


On 3/20/2017 3:34 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

My pick would be the Stream for sure... SSD over standard HD any day.


Thanks.



On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 2:29 PM Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@gmail.com>
wrote:

hi
I am new to the list. I recently bought a computer from blair
technology
group. when it came in the mail and i tried setting it up with
windows10
home this laptop was a special order with a 120gb solid state
drive...
anyway narrator would not come on. i plugged in a external
keyboard,
finnished setting it up and got it onto the desktop. through
experimenting i found the laptop's built-in keyboard has some keys
that
do not work. so i called and asked for a return shipping label to
send
it back and have it repaired. they are sending me one in the mail.
But
my question sis this. if for some reason they cannot repair it and
they
return my $220 I am then planning to get a new computer. my two
choices
are these.
1. for $199, hp stream 11.6 inch screen windows10 home and latest
laptop with AMD e2 processor, 4gigs ram and 32gb EMMC storeage with
micro sd card slot. main issue is windows10 does not let you yet,
use
the sd card as permanent storeage to store apps and all user data
including your %appdata% folder on the sd card. in other words you
cannot yet set the sd card as the default write disk for everything
like
you can with some android devices like with my blu energy x phone.
or my second choice
2. for $289, hp f222wm 15 inch touch screen windows10 home latest
laptop
with pentium n quad core, 500gb traditional spinning hard drive
4gigs ram.
but I hope blair technology group can repair or replace the computer
and
give me a good refurbished working one. what do you all think?

Josh Kennedy





--

Cordially,

Nimer Jaber

Please take the time to read this signature completely as it contains
some information about the email you have just read and all
attachments contained within as well as some valuable resources and
methods for contacting me if you have any questions or wish to talk.

The message above is intended for the recipient to whom it was
addressed. If you believe that you are not the intended recipient,
please notify me via reply email and destroy all copies of this
correspondence. Action taken as a result of this email or its
contents
by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) may result in civil or
criminal charges. I have checked this email and all corresponding
attachments for security threats. However, security of your machine
is
up to you. Thanks.

Registered Linux User 529141.
http://counter.li.org/

To find out about a free and versatile screen reader for windows XP
and above, please click here:
http://www.nvda-project.org

You can follow @nimerjaber on Twitter for the latest technology news.

To contact me, you can reply to this email or you may call me at
(218-693-9271) and I will do my best to respond to you promptly. Thank
you, and have a great day!





--
Lenron Brown
Cell: 985-271-2832
Skype: ron.brown762








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Pamela Dominguez
 

I don't know; that's why I put it out there, in case somebody could confirm or deny it for sure. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer

I remember reading something about that, but is it a possibility/speculation
or is there a reliable source which confirms it as fact?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela Dominguez" <geodom@optonline.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


Isn't NLS supposed to start giving those out for free? Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Josh Kennedy
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer

yes I'm only on SSI and saving for me is difficult. In any case I'm glad
blair technology group said they will fix the laptop for free or replace
it due to the warranty. Then I can save up for the next two months to
buy the orbit reader20 $499 braille display when it comes out. Does
anyone on here plan to buy the orbit20? I am a beta/prototype tester and
I have to say I am very impressed with the prototype orbit20 I am
testing out.



On 3/21/2017 9:32 AM, Carlos wrote:
People have to eat and pay bills as well. Not everyone can afford to save. And junk is a matter of prospective. If a user only has basic requirements, then a basic machine may be all that they need.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Lenron" <lenron93@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


If I got to settle for junk I would rather save. It makes it so I
don't have to purchase something new so soon.

On 3/21/17, Carlos <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com> wrote:
Sometimes people are limited by their funds and they have to settle for what
they can afford. Simply buying bigger and better is not always an option
for everyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


If you have to buy a new computer I would suggest you get one with a
faster processor at least 3GHz and at least 500GB hard drive and 8 MB RAM.
----- Original Message -----
From: Josh Kennedy
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 8:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


my only concern is with storeage on the stream. 4gigs of ram is enough
for what I do. the only real reason I'd need 8gigs ram is if I did tons of
audio editing or ran memory hungry virtual machines, which I don't do. I'm
just wondering if I could somehow save my favorite audio games, and jaws for
windows microsoft office, NVDA and a few other apps would they all fit on
the 32gigs of space? I guess I could make sure windows10 is compacted with
the command line





compact /compactos:always




running it in an admin command line will compact the OS and compress it
as small as possible. Blair gave me a free shipping label so they said I can
send it back and they will repair the laptop or replace it since its under
the 1 year warranty. if only windows10 would let me change the default write
disk to the sd card and migrate the entire users folder and all subfolders
and also the program files folders and program data folders over to the
micro sd card then storeage on the hp stream latest model with 4gigs ram
would not be an issue.


On 3/20/2017 3:34 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

My pick would be the Stream for sure... SSD over standard HD any day.


Thanks.



On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 2:29 PM Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@gmail.com>
wrote:

hi
I am new to the list. I recently bought a computer from blair
technology
group. when it came in the mail and i tried setting it up with
windows10
home this laptop was a special order with a 120gb solid state
drive...
anyway narrator would not come on. i plugged in a external
keyboard,
finnished setting it up and got it onto the desktop. through
experimenting i found the laptop's built-in keyboard has some keys
that
do not work. so i called and asked for a return shipping label to
send
it back and have it repaired. they are sending me one in the mail.
But
my question sis this. if for some reason they cannot repair it and
they
return my $220 I am then planning to get a new computer. my two
choices
are these.
1. for $199, hp stream 11.6 inch screen windows10 home and latest
laptop with AMD e2 processor, 4gigs ram and 32gb EMMC storeage with
micro sd card slot. main issue is windows10 does not let you yet,
use
the sd card as permanent storeage to store apps and all user data
including your %appdata% folder on the sd card. in other words you
cannot yet set the sd card as the default write disk for everything
like
you can with some android devices like with my blu energy x phone.
or my second choice
2. for $289, hp f222wm 15 inch touch screen windows10 home latest
laptop
with pentium n quad core, 500gb traditional spinning hard drive
4gigs ram.
but I hope blair technology group can repair or replace the computer
and
give me a good refurbished working one. what do you all think?

Josh Kennedy





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Donna
 

I believe this may be what you are referring to. 

Donna

I don't know; that's why I put it out there, in case somebody could confirm or deny it for sure.  Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer

I remember reading something about that, but is it a possibility/speculation
or is there a reliable source which confirms it as fact?
----- Original Message ----- From: "Pamela Dominguez" <geodom@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


Isn't NLS supposed to start giving those out for free?  Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Josh Kennedy
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer

yes I'm only on SSI and saving for me is difficult. In any case I'm glad
blair technology group said they will fix the laptop for free or replace
it due to the warranty. Then I can save up for the next two months to
buy the orbit reader20 $499 braille display when it comes out. Does
anyone on here plan to buy the orbit20? I am a beta/prototype tester and
I have to say I am very impressed with the prototype orbit20 I am
testing out.



On 3/21/2017 9:32 AM, Carlos wrote:
People have to eat and pay bills as well.  Not everyone can afford to save. And junk is a matter of prospective.  If a user only has basic requirements, then a basic machine may be all that they need.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Lenron" <lenron93@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


If I got to settle for junk I would rather save. It makes it so I
don't have to purchase something new so soon.

On 3/21/17, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Sometimes people are limited by their funds and they have to settle for what
they can afford.  Simply buying bigger and better is not always an option
for everyone.
 ----- Original Message -----
 From: Loy
 To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
 Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:29 AM
 Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


 If you have to buy a new computer I would suggest you get one with a
faster processor at least 3GHz and at least 500GB hard drive and 8 MB RAM.
   ----- Original Message -----
   From: Josh Kennedy
   To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
   Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 8:20 PM
   Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


   my only concern is with storeage on the stream. 4gigs of ram is enough
for what I do. the only real reason I'd need 8gigs ram is if I did tons of
audio editing or ran memory hungry virtual machines, which I don't do. I'm
just wondering if I could somehow save my favorite audio games, and jaws for
windows microsoft office, NVDA and a few other apps would they all fit on
the 32gigs of space? I guess I could make sure windows10 is compacted with
the command line





   compact /compactos:always




   running it in an admin command line will compact the OS and compress it
as small as possible. Blair gave me a free shipping label so they said I can
send it back and they will repair the laptop or replace it since its under
the 1 year warranty. if only windows10 would let me change the default write
disk to the sd card and migrate the entire users folder and all subfolders
and also the program files folders and program data folders over to the
micro sd card then storeage on the hp stream latest model with 4gigs ram
would not be an issue.


   On 3/20/2017 3:34 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

     My pick would be the Stream for sure... SSD over standard HD any day.


     Thanks.



     On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 2:29 PM Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
wrote:

       hi
       I am new to the list. I recently bought a computer from blair
technology
       group. when it came in the mail and i tried setting it up with
windows10
       home this laptop was a special order with a 120gb solid state
drive...
       anyway narrator would not come on. i plugged in a external
keyboard,
       finnished setting it up and got it onto the desktop. through
       experimenting i found the laptop's built-in keyboard has some keys
that
       do not work. so i called and asked for a return shipping label to
send
       it back and have it repaired. they are sending me one in the mail.
But
       my question sis this. if for some reason they cannot repair it and
they
       return my $220 I am then planning to get a new computer. my two
choices
       are these.
       1. for $199, hp stream 11.6  inch screen windows10 home and latest
       laptop with AMD e2 processor, 4gigs ram and 32gb EMMC storeage with
       micro sd card slot. main issue is windows10 does not let you yet,
use
       the sd card as permanent storeage to store apps and all user data
       including your %appdata% folder on the sd card. in other words you
       cannot yet set the sd card as the default write disk for everything
like
       you can with some android devices like with my blu energy x phone.
       or my second choice
       2. for $289, hp f222wm 15 inch touch screen windows10 home latest
laptop
       with pentium n quad core, 500gb traditional spinning hard drive
4gigs ram.
       but I hope blair technology group can repair or replace the computer
and
       give me a good refurbished working one. what do you all think?

       Josh Kennedy





     --

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     Nimer Jaber

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     some information about the email you have just read and all
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     please notify me via reply email and destroy all copies of this
     correspondence. Action taken as a result of this email or its
contents
     by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) may result in civil or
     criminal charges. I have checked this email and all corresponding
     attachments for security threats. However, security of your machine
is
     up to you. Thanks.

     Registered Linux User 529141.
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     To find out about a free and versatile screen reader for windows XP
     and above, please click here:
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Carlos
 

That article discusses a provision for allowing NLS to distribute braille displays yes, but it does not specifically mention the Orbit Reader.  I did see that somewhere else the Orbit Reader was mentioned as a possibility, but it was suggested as a possibility, not fact.

----- Original Message -----
From: Donna
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:26 PM
Subject: Re: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer

I believe this may be what you are referring to. 

Donna

I don't know; that's why I put it out there, in case somebody could confirm or deny it for sure.  Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer

I remember reading something about that, but is it a possibility/speculation
or is there a reliable source which confirms it as fact?
----- Original Message ----- From: "Pamela Dominguez" <geodom@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


Isn't NLS supposed to start giving those out for free?  Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Josh Kennedy
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer

yes I'm only on SSI and saving for me is difficult. In any case I'm glad
blair technology group said they will fix the laptop for free or replace
it due to the warranty. Then I can save up for the next two months to
buy the orbit reader20 $499 braille display when it comes out. Does
anyone on here plan to buy the orbit20? I am a beta/prototype tester and
I have to say I am very impressed with the prototype orbit20 I am
testing out.



On 3/21/2017 9:32 AM, Carlos wrote:
People have to eat and pay bills as well.  Not everyone can afford to save. And junk is a matter of prospective.  If a user only has basic requirements, then a basic machine may be all that they need.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Lenron" <lenron93@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


If I got to settle for junk I would rather save. It makes it so I
don't have to purchase something new so soon.

On 3/21/17, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Sometimes people are limited by their funds and they have to settle for what
they can afford.  Simply buying bigger and better is not always an option
for everyone.
 ----- Original Message -----
 From: Loy
 To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
 Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:29 AM
 Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


 If you have to buy a new computer I would suggest you get one with a
faster processor at least 3GHz and at least 500GB hard drive and 8 MB RAM.
   ----- Original Message -----
   From: Josh Kennedy
   To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
   Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 8:20 PM
   Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


   my only concern is with storeage on the stream. 4gigs of ram is enough
for what I do. the only real reason I'd need 8gigs ram is if I did tons of
audio editing or ran memory hungry virtual machines, which I don't do. I'm
just wondering if I could somehow save my favorite audio games, and jaws for
windows microsoft office, NVDA and a few other apps would they all fit on
the 32gigs of space? I guess I could make sure windows10 is compacted with
the command line





   compact /compactos:always




   running it in an admin command line will compact the OS and compress it
as small as possible. Blair gave me a free shipping label so they said I can
send it back and they will repair the laptop or replace it since its under
the 1 year warranty. if only windows10 would let me change the default write
disk to the sd card and migrate the entire users folder and all subfolders
and also the program files folders and program data folders over to the
micro sd card then storeage on the hp stream latest model with 4gigs ram
would not be an issue.


   On 3/20/2017 3:34 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

     My pick would be the Stream for sure... SSD over standard HD any day.


     Thanks.



     On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 2:29 PM Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
wrote:

       hi
       I am new to the list. I recently bought a computer from blair
technology
       group. when it came in the mail and i tried setting it up with
windows10
       home this laptop was a special order with a 120gb solid state
drive...
       anyway narrator would not come on. i plugged in a external
keyboard,
       finnished setting it up and got it onto the desktop. through
       experimenting i found the laptop's built-in keyboard has some keys
that
       do not work. so i called and asked for a return shipping label to
send
       it back and have it repaired. they are sending me one in the mail.
But
       my question sis this. if for some reason they cannot repair it and
they
       return my $220 I am then planning to get a new computer. my two
choices
       are these.
       1. for $199, hp stream 11.6  inch screen windows10 home and latest
       laptop with AMD e2 processor, 4gigs ram and 32gb EMMC storeage with
       micro sd card slot. main issue is windows10 does not let you yet,
use
       the sd card as permanent storeage to store apps and all user data
       including your %appdata% folder on the sd card. in other words you
       cannot yet set the sd card as the default write disk for everything
like
       you can with some android devices like with my blu energy x phone.
       or my second choice
       2. for $289, hp f222wm 15 inch touch screen windows10 home latest
laptop
       with pentium n quad core, 500gb traditional spinning hard drive
4gigs ram.
       but I hope blair technology group can repair or replace the computer
and
       give me a good refurbished working one. what do you all think?

       Josh Kennedy





     --

     Cordially,

     Nimer Jaber

     Please take the time to read this signature completely as it contains
     some information about the email you have just read and all
     attachments contained within as well as some valuable resources and
     methods for contacting me if you have any questions or wish to talk.

     The message above is intended for the recipient to whom it was
     addressed. If you believe that you are not the intended recipient,
     please notify me via reply email and destroy all copies of this
     correspondence. Action taken as a result of this email or its
contents
     by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) may result in civil or
     criminal charges. I have checked this email and all corresponding
     attachments for security threats. However, security of your machine
is
     up to you. Thanks.

     Registered Linux User 529141.
     http://counter.li.org/

     To find out about a free and versatile screen reader for windows XP
     and above, please click here:
     http://www.nvda-project.org

     You can follow @nimerjaber on Twitter for the latest technology news.

     To contact me, you can reply to this email or you may call me at
(218-693-9271) and I will do my best to respond to you promptly. Thank
     you, and have a great day!







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Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

That's only a speculation, not a actual thing yet. Although it's not "fake news" it's in the category of possibility not actuality.

Ann P.

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Josh Kennedy
 

I heard maybe in a few years they will be possibly and I repeat possibly giving out their own version of orbit readers for free. but I have no idea when this will happen. I'm guessing in a few years.

On 3/22/2017 10:08 AM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
Isn't NLS supposed to start giving those out for free? Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Josh Kennedy
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer

yes I'm only on SSI and saving for me is difficult. In any case I'm glad
blair technology group said they will fix the laptop for free or replace
it due to the warranty. Then I can save up for the next two months to
buy the orbit reader20 $499 braille display when it comes out. Does
anyone on here plan to buy the orbit20? I am a beta/prototype tester and
I have to say I am very impressed with the prototype orbit20 I am
testing out.



On 3/21/2017 9:32 AM, Carlos wrote:
People have to eat and pay bills as well. Not everyone can afford to save. And junk is a matter of prospective. If a user only has basic requirements, then a basic machine may be all that they need.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Lenron" <lenron93@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


If I got to settle for junk I would rather save. It makes it so I
don't have to purchase something new so soon.

On 3/21/17, Carlos <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com> wrote:
Sometimes people are limited by their funds and they have to settle for what
they can afford. Simply buying bigger and better is not always an option
for everyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


If you have to buy a new computer I would suggest you get one with a
faster processor at least 3GHz and at least 500GB hard drive and 8 MB RAM.
----- Original Message -----
From: Josh Kennedy
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 8:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


my only concern is with storeage on the stream. 4gigs of ram is enough
for what I do. the only real reason I'd need 8gigs ram is if I did tons of
audio editing or ran memory hungry virtual machines, which I don't do. I'm
just wondering if I could somehow save my favorite audio games, and jaws for
windows microsoft office, NVDA and a few other apps would they all fit on
the 32gigs of space? I guess I could make sure windows10 is compacted with
the command line





compact /compactos:always




running it in an admin command line will compact the OS and compress it
as small as possible. Blair gave me a free shipping label so they said I can
send it back and they will repair the laptop or replace it since its under
the 1 year warranty. if only windows10 would let me change the default write
disk to the sd card and migrate the entire users folder and all subfolders
and also the program files folders and program data folders over to the
micro sd card then storeage on the hp stream latest model with 4gigs ram
would not be an issue.


On 3/20/2017 3:34 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

My pick would be the Stream for sure... SSD over standard HD any day.


Thanks.



On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 2:29 PM Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@gmail.com>
wrote:

hi
I am new to the list. I recently bought a computer from blair
technology
group. when it came in the mail and i tried setting it up with
windows10
home this laptop was a special order with a 120gb solid state
drive...
anyway narrator would not come on. i plugged in a external
keyboard,
finnished setting it up and got it onto the desktop. through
experimenting i found the laptop's built-in keyboard has some keys
that
do not work. so i called and asked for a return shipping label to
send
it back and have it repaired. they are sending me one in the mail.
But
my question sis this. if for some reason they cannot repair it and
they
return my $220 I am then planning to get a new computer. my two
choices
are these.
1. for $199, hp stream 11.6 inch screen windows10 home and latest
laptop with AMD e2 processor, 4gigs ram and 32gb EMMC storeage with
micro sd card slot. main issue is windows10 does not let you yet,
use
the sd card as permanent storeage to store apps and all user data
including your %appdata% folder on the sd card. in other words you
cannot yet set the sd card as the default write disk for everything
like
you can with some android devices like with my blu energy x phone.
or my second choice
2. for $289, hp f222wm 15 inch touch screen windows10 home latest
laptop
with pentium n quad core, 500gb traditional spinning hard drive
4gigs ram.
but I hope blair technology group can repair or replace the computer
and
give me a good refurbished working one. what do you all think?

Josh Kennedy





--

Cordially,

Nimer Jaber

Please take the time to read this signature completely as it contains
some information about the email you have just read and all
attachments contained within as well as some valuable resources and
methods for contacting me if you have any questions or wish to talk.

The message above is intended for the recipient to whom it was
addressed. If you believe that you are not the intended recipient,
please notify me via reply email and destroy all copies of this
correspondence. Action taken as a result of this email or its
contents
by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) may result in civil or
criminal charges. I have checked this email and all corresponding
attachments for security threats. However, security of your machine
is
up to you. Thanks.

Registered Linux User 529141.
http://counter.li.org/

To find out about a free and versatile screen reader for windows XP
and above, please click here:
http://www.nvda-project.org

You can follow @nimerjaber on Twitter for the latest technology news.

To contact me, you can reply to this email or you may call me at
(218-693-9271) and I will do my best to respond to you promptly. Thank
you, and have a great day!





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Norman
 

Hi.

Does anyone know when this will be released?

I will probably get one and have been hearing it'll be released some time this spring but nothing on that lately.



On 3/22/2017 12:26 PM, Donna wrote:
I believe this may be what you are referring to. 

Donna

I don't know; that's why I put it out there, in case somebody could confirm or deny it for sure.  Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer

I remember reading something about that, but is it a possibility/speculation
or is there a reliable source which confirms it as fact?
----- Original Message ----- From: "Pamela Dominguez" <geodom@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


Isn't NLS supposed to start giving those out for free?  Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Josh Kennedy
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer

yes I'm only on SSI and saving for me is difficult. In any case I'm glad
blair technology group said they will fix the laptop for free or replace
it due to the warranty. Then I can save up for the next two months to
buy the orbit reader20 $499 braille display when it comes out. Does
anyone on here plan to buy the orbit20? I am a beta/prototype tester and
I have to say I am very impressed with the prototype orbit20 I am
testing out.



On 3/21/2017 9:32 AM, Carlos wrote:
People have to eat and pay bills as well.  Not everyone can afford to save. And junk is a matter of prospective.  If a user only has basic requirements, then a basic machine may be all that they need.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Lenron" <lenron93@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


If I got to settle for junk I would rather save. It makes it so I
don't have to purchase something new so soon.

On 3/21/17, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Sometimes people are limited by their funds and they have to settle for what
they can afford.  Simply buying bigger and better is not always an option
for everyone.
 ----- Original Message -----
 From: Loy
 To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
 Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:29 AM
 Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


 If you have to buy a new computer I would suggest you get one with a
faster processor at least 3GHz and at least 500GB hard drive and 8 MB RAM.
   ----- Original Message -----
   From: Josh Kennedy
   To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
   Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 8:20 PM
   Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


   my only concern is with storeage on the stream. 4gigs of ram is enough
for what I do. the only real reason I'd need 8gigs ram is if I did tons of
audio editing or ran memory hungry virtual machines, which I don't do. I'm
just wondering if I could somehow save my favorite audio games, and jaws for
windows microsoft office, NVDA and a few other apps would they all fit on
the 32gigs of space? I guess I could make sure windows10 is compacted with
the command line





   compact /compactos:always




   running it in an admin command line will compact the OS and compress it
as small as possible. Blair gave me a free shipping label so they said I can
send it back and they will repair the laptop or replace it since its under
the 1 year warranty. if only windows10 would let me change the default write
disk to the sd card and migrate the entire users folder and all subfolders
and also the program files folders and program data folders over to the
micro sd card then storeage on the hp stream latest model with 4gigs ram
would not be an issue.


   On 3/20/2017 3:34 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

     My pick would be the Stream for sure... SSD over standard HD any day.


     Thanks.



     On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 2:29 PM Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
wrote:

       hi
       I am new to the list. I recently bought a computer from blair
technology
       group. when it came in the mail and i tried setting it up with
windows10
       home this laptop was a special order with a 120gb solid state
drive...
       anyway narrator would not come on. i plugged in a external
keyboard,
       finnished setting it up and got it onto the desktop. through
       experimenting i found the laptop's built-in keyboard has some keys
that
       do not work. so i called and asked for a return shipping label to
send
       it back and have it repaired. they are sending me one in the mail.
But
       my question sis this. if for some reason they cannot repair it and
they
       return my $220 I am then planning to get a new computer. my two
choices
       are these.
       1. for $199, hp stream 11.6  inch screen windows10 home and latest
       laptop with AMD e2 processor, 4gigs ram and 32gb EMMC storeage with
       micro sd card slot. main issue is windows10 does not let you yet,
use
       the sd card as permanent storeage to store apps and all user data
       including your %appdata% folder on the sd card. in other words you
       cannot yet set the sd card as the default write disk for everything
like
       you can with some android devices like with my blu energy x phone.
       or my second choice
       2. for $289, hp f222wm 15 inch touch screen windows10 home latest
laptop
       with pentium n quad core, 500gb traditional spinning hard drive
4gigs ram.
       but I hope blair technology group can repair or replace the computer
and
       give me a good refurbished working one. what do you all think?

       Josh Kennedy





     --

     Cordially,

     Nimer Jaber

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     some information about the email you have just read and all
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Pamela Dominguez
 

It says service unavailable.  Pam.
 

From: Donna
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:26 PM
Subject: Re: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer
 
I believe this may be what you are referring to.
 
Donna

I don't know; that's why I put it out there, in case somebody could confirm or deny it for sure.  Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer

I remember reading something about that, but is it a possibility/speculation
or is there a reliable source which confirms it as fact?
----- Original Message ----- From: "Pamela Dominguez" <geodom@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


Isn't NLS supposed to start giving those out for free?  Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Josh Kennedy
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer

yes I'm only on SSI and saving for me is difficult. In any case I'm glad
blair technology group said they will fix the laptop for free or replace
it due to the warranty. Then I can save up for the next two months to
buy the orbit reader20 $499 braille display when it comes out. Does
anyone on here plan to buy the orbit20? I am a beta/prototype tester and
I have to say I am very impressed with the prototype orbit20 I am
testing out.



On 3/21/2017 9:32 AM, Carlos wrote:
People have to eat and pay bills as well.  Not everyone can afford to save. And junk is a matter of prospective.  If a user only has basic requirements, then a basic machine may be all that they need.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Lenron" <lenron93@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


If I got to settle for junk I would rather save. It makes it so I
don't have to purchase something new so soon.

On 3/21/17, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Sometimes people are limited by their funds and they have to settle for what
they can afford.  Simply buying bigger and better is not always an option
for everyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


If you have to buy a new computer I would suggest you get one with a
faster processor at least 3GHz and at least 500GB hard drive and 8 MB RAM.
   ----- Original Message -----
   From: Josh Kennedy
   To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
   Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 8:20 PM
   Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


   my only concern is with storeage on the stream. 4gigs of ram is enough
for what I do. the only real reason I'd need 8gigs ram is if I did tons of
audio editing or ran memory hungry virtual machines, which I don't do. I'm
just wondering if I could somehow save my favorite audio games, and jaws for
windows microsoft office, NVDA and a few other apps would they all fit on
the 32gigs of space? I guess I could make sure windows10 is compacted with
the command line





   compact /compactos:always




   running it in an admin command line will compact the OS and compress it
as small as possible. Blair gave me a free shipping label so they said I can
send it back and they will repair the laptop or replace it since its under
the 1 year warranty. if only windows10 would let me change the default write
disk to the sd card and migrate the entire users folder and all subfolders
and also the program files folders and program data folders over to the
micro sd card then storeage on the hp stream latest model with 4gigs ram
would not be an issue.


   On 3/20/2017 3:34 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

     My pick would be the Stream for sure... SSD over standard HD any day.


     Thanks.



     On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 2:29 PM Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
wrote:

       hi
       I am new to the list. I recently bought a computer from blair
technology
       group. when it came in the mail and i tried setting it up with
windows10
       home this laptop was a special order with a 120gb solid state
drive...
       anyway narrator would not come on. i plugged in a external
keyboard,
       finnished setting it up and got it onto the desktop. through
       experimenting i found the laptop's built-in keyboard has some keys
that
       do not work. so i called and asked for a return shipping label to
send
       it back and have it repaired. they are sending me one in the mail.
But
       my question sis this. if for some reason they cannot repair it and
they
       return my $220 I am then planning to get a new computer. my two
choices
       are these.
       1. for $199, hp stream 11.6  inch screen windows10 home and latest
       laptop with AMD e2 processor, 4gigs ram and 32gb EMMC storeage with
       micro sd card slot. main issue is windows10 does not let you yet,
use
       the sd card as permanent storeage to store apps and all user data
       including your %appdata% folder on the sd card. in other words you
       cannot yet set the sd card as the default write disk for everything
like
       you can with some android devices like with my blu energy x phone.
       or my second choice
       2. for $289, hp f222wm 15 inch touch screen windows10 home latest
laptop
       with pentium n quad core, 500gb traditional spinning hard drive
4gigs ram.
       but I hope blair technology group can repair or replace the computer
and
       give me a good refurbished working one. what do you all think?

       Josh Kennedy





     --

     Cordially,

     Nimer Jaber

     Please take the time to read this signature completely as it contains
     some information about the email you have just read and all
     attachments contained within as well as some valuable resources and
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contents
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     attachments for security threats. However, security of your machine
is
     up to you. Thanks.

     Registered Linux User 529141.
     http://counter.li.org/

     To find out about a free and versatile screen reader for windows XP
     and above, please click here:
     http://www.nvda-project.org

     You can follow @nimerjaber on Twitter for the latest technology news.

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Pamela Dominguez
 

Oh!  That’s interesting.  Because I had heard that the orbit was the one they were going to give out.  I can’t state the places I had seen that, though, because I don’t remember.  Pam.
 

From: Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:33 PM
Subject: Re: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer
 
That article discusses a provision for allowing NLS to distribute braille displays yes, but it does not specifically mention the Orbit Reader.  I did see that somewhere else the Orbit Reader was mentioned as a possibility, but it was suggested as a possibility, not fact.
----- Original Message -----
From: Donna
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:26 PM
Subject: Re: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer
 
I believe this may be what you are referring to.
 
Donna

I don't know; that's why I put it out there, in case somebody could confirm or deny it for sure.  Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer

I remember reading something about that, but is it a possibility/speculation
or is there a reliable source which confirms it as fact?
----- Original Message ----- From: "Pamela Dominguez" <geodom@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


Isn't NLS supposed to start giving those out for free?  Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Josh Kennedy
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer

yes I'm only on SSI and saving for me is difficult. In any case I'm glad
blair technology group said they will fix the laptop for free or replace
it due to the warranty. Then I can save up for the next two months to
buy the orbit reader20 $499 braille display when it comes out. Does
anyone on here plan to buy the orbit20? I am a beta/prototype tester and
I have to say I am very impressed with the prototype orbit20 I am
testing out.



On 3/21/2017 9:32 AM, Carlos wrote:
People have to eat and pay bills as well.  Not everyone can afford to save. And junk is a matter of prospective.  If a user only has basic requirements, then a basic machine may be all that they need.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Lenron" <lenron93@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


If I got to settle for junk I would rather save. It makes it so I
don't have to purchase something new so soon.

On 3/21/17, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Sometimes people are limited by their funds and they have to settle for what
they can afford.  Simply buying bigger and better is not always an option
for everyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


If you have to buy a new computer I would suggest you get one with a
faster processor at least 3GHz and at least 500GB hard drive and 8 MB RAM.
   ----- Original Message -----
   From: Josh Kennedy
   To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
   Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 8:20 PM
   Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


   my only concern is with storeage on the stream. 4gigs of ram is enough
for what I do. the only real reason I'd need 8gigs ram is if I did tons of
audio editing or ran memory hungry virtual machines, which I don't do. I'm
just wondering if I could somehow save my favorite audio games, and jaws for
windows microsoft office, NVDA and a few other apps would they all fit on
the 32gigs of space? I guess I could make sure windows10 is compacted with
the command line





   compact /compactos:always




   running it in an admin command line will compact the OS and compress it
as small as possible. Blair gave me a free shipping label so they said I can
send it back and they will repair the laptop or replace it since its under
the 1 year warranty. if only windows10 would let me change the default write
disk to the sd card and migrate the entire users folder and all subfolders
and also the program files folders and program data folders over to the
micro sd card then storeage on the hp stream latest model with 4gigs ram
would not be an issue.


   On 3/20/2017 3:34 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

     My pick would be the Stream for sure... SSD over standard HD any day.


     Thanks.



     On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 2:29 PM Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
wrote:

       hi
       I am new to the list. I recently bought a computer from blair
technology
       group. when it came in the mail and i tried setting it up with
windows10
       home this laptop was a special order with a 120gb solid state
drive...
       anyway narrator would not come on. i plugged in a external
keyboard,
       finnished setting it up and got it onto the desktop. through
       experimenting i found the laptop's built-in keyboard has some keys
that
       do not work. so i called and asked for a return shipping label to
send
       it back and have it repaired. they are sending me one in the mail.
But
       my question sis this. if for some reason they cannot repair it and
they
       return my $220 I am then planning to get a new computer. my two
choices
       are these.
       1. for $199, hp stream 11.6  inch screen windows10 home and latest
       laptop with AMD e2 processor, 4gigs ram and 32gb EMMC storeage with
       micro sd card slot. main issue is windows10 does not let you yet,
use
       the sd card as permanent storeage to store apps and all user data
       including your %appdata% folder on the sd card. in other words you
       cannot yet set the sd card as the default write disk for everything
like
       you can with some android devices like with my blu energy x phone.
       or my second choice
       2. for $289, hp f222wm 15 inch touch screen windows10 home latest
laptop
       with pentium n quad core, 500gb traditional spinning hard drive
4gigs ram.
       but I hope blair technology group can repair or replace the computer
and
       give me a good refurbished working one. what do you all think?

       Josh Kennedy





     --

     Cordially,

     Nimer Jaber

     Please take the time to read this signature completely as it contains
     some information about the email you have just read and all
     attachments contained within as well as some valuable resources and
     methods for contacting me if you have any questions or wish to talk.

     The message above is intended for the recipient to whom it was
     addressed. If you believe that you are not the intended recipient,
     please notify me via reply email and destroy all copies of this
     correspondence. Action taken as a result of this email or its
contents
     by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) may result in civil or
     criminal charges. I have checked this email and all corresponding
     attachments for security threats. However, security of your machine
is
     up to you. Thanks.

     Registered Linux User 529141.
     http://counter.li.org/

     To find out about a free and versatile screen reader for windows XP
     and above, please click here:
     http://www.nvda-project.org

     You can follow @nimerjaber on Twitter for the latest technology news.

     To contact me, you can reply to this email or you may call me at
(218-693-9271) and I will do my best to respond to you promptly. Thank
     you, and have a great day!







--
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Cell: 985-271-2832
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Josh Kennedy
 

according to the APH website, sometime this spring. that is all it says. But I am testing the prototype and again when it comes out its gunna be a really really excellent water-resistant dust-resistant very very durable braille display.



On 3/22/2017 7:31 PM, Norman wrote:

Hi.

Does anyone know when this will be released?

I will probably get one and have been hearing it'll be released some time this spring but nothing on that lately.



On 3/22/2017 12:26 PM, Donna wrote:
I believe this may be what you are referring to. 

Donna

I don't know; that's why I put it out there, in case somebody could confirm or deny it for sure.  Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer

I remember reading something about that, but is it a possibility/speculation
or is there a reliable source which confirms it as fact?
----- Original Message ----- From: "Pamela Dominguez" <geodom@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


Isn't NLS supposed to start giving those out for free?  Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Josh Kennedy
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: orbit20 was Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer

yes I'm only on SSI and saving for me is difficult. In any case I'm glad
blair technology group said they will fix the laptop for free or replace
it due to the warranty. Then I can save up for the next two months to
buy the orbit reader20 $499 braille display when it comes out. Does
anyone on here plan to buy the orbit20? I am a beta/prototype tester and
I have to say I am very impressed with the prototype orbit20 I am
testing out.



On 3/21/2017 9:32 AM, Carlos wrote:
People have to eat and pay bills as well.  Not everyone can afford to save. And junk is a matter of prospective.  If a user only has basic requirements, then a basic machine may be all that they need.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Lenron" <lenron93@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


If I got to settle for junk I would rather save. It makes it so I
don't have to purchase something new so soon.

On 3/21/17, Carlos <carlos1106@...> wrote:
Sometimes people are limited by their funds and they have to settle for what
they can afford.  Simply buying bigger and better is not always an option
for everyone.
 ----- Original Message -----
 From: Loy
 To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
 Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:29 AM
 Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


 If you have to buy a new computer I would suggest you get one with a
faster processor at least 3GHz and at least 500GB hard drive and 8 MB RAM.
   ----- Original Message -----
   From: Josh Kennedy
   To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
   Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 8:20 PM
   Subject: Re: [TechTalk] intro and buying new computer


   my only concern is with storeage on the stream. 4gigs of ram is enough
for what I do. the only real reason I'd need 8gigs ram is if I did tons of
audio editing or ran memory hungry virtual machines, which I don't do. I'm
just wondering if I could somehow save my favorite audio games, and jaws for
windows microsoft office, NVDA and a few other apps would they all fit on
the 32gigs of space? I guess I could make sure windows10 is compacted with
the command line





   compact /compactos:always




   running it in an admin command line will compact the OS and compress it
as small as possible. Blair gave me a free shipping label so they said I can
send it back and they will repair the laptop or replace it since its under
the 1 year warranty. if only windows10 would let me change the default write
disk to the sd card and migrate the entire users folder and all subfolders
and also the program files folders and program data folders over to the
micro sd card then storeage on the hp stream latest model with 4gigs ram
would not be an issue.


   On 3/20/2017 3:34 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:

     My pick would be the Stream for sure... SSD over standard HD any day.


     Thanks.



     On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 2:29 PM Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
wrote:

       hi
       I am new to the list. I recently bought a computer from blair
technology
       group. when it came in the mail and i tried setting it up with
windows10
       home this laptop was a special order with a 120gb solid state
drive...
       anyway narrator would not come on. i plugged in a external
keyboard,
       finnished setting it up and got it onto the desktop. through
       experimenting i found the laptop's built-in keyboard has some keys
that
       do not work. so i called and asked for a return shipping label to
send
       it back and have it repaired. they are sending me one in the mail.
But
       my question sis this. if for some reason they cannot repair it and
they
       return my $220 I am then planning to get a new computer. my two
choices
       are these.
       1. for $199, hp stream 11.6  inch screen windows10 home and latest
       laptop with AMD e2 processor, 4gigs ram and 32gb EMMC storeage with
       micro sd card slot. main issue is windows10 does not let you yet,
use
       the sd card as permanent storeage to store apps and all user data
       including your %appdata% folder on the sd card. in other words you
       cannot yet set the sd card as the default write disk for everything
like
       you can with some android devices like with my blu energy x phone.
       or my second choice
       2. for $289, hp f222wm 15 inch touch screen windows10 home latest
laptop
       with pentium n quad core, 500gb traditional spinning hard drive
4gigs ram.
       but I hope blair technology group can repair or replace the computer
and
       give me a good refurbished working one. what do you all think?

       Josh Kennedy





     --

     Cordially,

     Nimer Jaber

     Please take the time to read this signature completely as it contains
     some information about the email you have just read and all
     attachments contained within as well as some valuable resources and
     methods for contacting me if you have any questions or wish to talk.

     The message above is intended for the recipient to whom it was
     addressed. If you believe that you are not the intended recipient,
     please notify me via reply email and destroy all copies of this
     correspondence. Action taken as a result of this email or its
contents
     by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) may result in civil or
     criminal charges. I have checked this email and all corresponding
     attachments for security threats. However, security of your machine
is
     up to you. Thanks.

     Registered Linux User 529141.
     http://counter.li.org/

     To find out about a free and versatile screen reader for windows XP
     and above, please click here:
     http://www.nvda-project.org

     You can follow @nimerjaber on Twitter for the latest technology news.

     To contact me, you can reply to this email or you may call me at
(218-693-9271) and I will do my best to respond to you promptly. Thank
     you, and have a great day!







--
Lenron Brown
Cell: 985-271-2832
Skype: ron.brown762












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Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Well, that's super news, but it's been Spring for two days now. They've got three months I guess. Hopefully it will be out before Beltane. If it is, we can sing the old madrigal about maying and playing fa-la-la la-la-la, la-la-la ... My suspicion is that they['re trying add more features than are needed. Let's just have the display, folks. We don't need any bells and whistles.

Ann P.

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