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Geek & Nerd Haven

A group for us Geek and Nerds to talk about things we like. Technology, sci-fi, movies, TV, collecting, games, comics, science, etc.

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You have no privacy

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 21. 2 Replies

HOW PETER THIEL’S PALANTIR HELPED THE NSA SPY ON THE WHOLE WORLDYou'll be floored by the imbalance of information…Continue

Tags: Peter Thiel, surveillance, XKEYSCORE, Plantair

Open Air Plasma Ring

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 18. 0 Replies

Engineers Create Stable Plasma Ring in Open AirYou've probably played with a plasma ball.…Continue

Tags: plasma advance

Your TV is getting creepy

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 10. 1 Reply

They Can Hear You Now: Verizon Patent Could Listen In On CustomersYour TV will listen to your conversations with…Continue

Tags: corporate intrusion, TV stalking users

Zombie Slot Machine

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loren Miller May 14. 2 Replies

Tristan Harris shows that using your smart phone is as addictive as playing a slot machine.How…Continue

Tags: app design, mind manipulation

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Comment by sk8eycat on April 13, 2015 at 2:38am

PS: I forgot to add that the music I've loaded from CDs works fine, too.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 13, 2015 at 2:33am

Jerry and I both tried that independently.  Results: effing nada.

Comment by Donald L. Engel on April 13, 2015 at 2:26am

Hi sk8eycat,  is there a speaker emblem in the lower right corner of your screen, on the bottom tool bar?  If so, left click on it.  A vertical movable bar should appear.  If it does, click and drag the horizontal arrow up the scale to the loudness you want.  If this doesn't help, maybe someone else has a clue.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 13, 2015 at 2:18am

I have a;sp been looking for a group for computer tech advice, because even though I have been taking classes , I don't really know Jack about HOW the things work.  I drove cars for more than 50 years without knowing much about internal combustion engines, but this is different.

Anyway, during the past week I have had audio problems.... whenever I go to YouTube, or click on a video that someone sends me a video, the sound is very faint, and I have to turn the volume on my speakers all the way up to what a studio guy I used to know called "JESUS CHRIST!!!" to hear anything at all.

However, I have no problems with the sound and music on gaming web sites, or the effing commercials on web sites.  I just heard from a friend in DC who is having the same problem with his brand new Mac Book.  We are both stuck with Yahoo as our ISP.  (Via our telephone service...different companies, but they both go through  Yahoo - Yay-Hoo.) 

Is this a plot to squeeze more money out of us?

BTW Charter Cable TV keeps raising their rates, and cutting back on the channels available on Expanded Basic.  I'm seriously considering going back to using an antenna on the roof.  (We were warned...before cable became available in SoCal...but the antenna reception really sucked....)

Comment by Donald L. Engel on April 13, 2015 at 1:50am

thanks for the info, Joseph.  I'll go ahead and buy another JVC.  I appreciate your help.

Comment by Joseph P on April 13, 2015 at 12:41am

No.  The brand of the device has no impact on which frequencies it uses.  The available frequencies are dictated by the FCC, and the standard on which the device runs dictates which of the available frequencies it uses.

Even if you have two devices using the same standard and frequency, there are multiple channels for each frequency.  Do you remember the old-school wireless phones which would have a little 'Channel' button to allow you to switch between different channels, if you were experiencing interference on a given channel?  Newer wireless devices have the same feature, only the channel switching is handled automatically.  Devices scan the available channels for potential interference and pick a good one.

Comment by Donald L. Engel on April 13, 2015 at 12:31am

Help-!!  I was looking for a nerd group.  I'm not a nerd, and that is why I was looking for one.  I have a question concerning headsets that are used with the TV.

My wife and I sit side by side at our computers, and listen to different TV programs with headsets.  We have a JVC, and a Radio Shack Auvio.  The Auvio is uncomfortable, and keeps breaking physically.  We would like to both use JVC, but wonder if using two JVC's would interfere with each other frequency-wise.  Wouldn't they both be transmitting at the same frequency? 

Comment by Joseph P on March 13, 2015 at 4:10pm

Err, does it actually work?  "Having all of the required working parts" and "not coming apart when you put it in an actual jet and try to use it" are two different things.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 13, 2015 at 4:03pm
Comment by Steph S. on February 8, 2015 at 9:13pm

Paul welcome to the group- I hope you enjoy it here.

 

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