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Re: Skype
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2009, 09:45:22 AM »
Ahah! John,

The standard machininst position, ar*e on the drip tray, rolling a fag (cigarette).

Ya know John, that statement is pretty funny. Sure would be a surprise for somebody that doesn't understand English.

A drip tray and rolling a fag in the same sentence.  :lol:  :lol:

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Re: Skype
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2009, 03:24:21 AM »
Sitting here at work waiting for a co-worker to get his head out of his "arse".. 3:20AM.. supposed to be gone a hour ago.. and Im smiling ear to ear.

I find it awesome that some of you who profess in different threads to be fairly.. beginner... at computers, and or not an expert etc. Are talking on Skype, and using webcams etc.

I think the world has come a long way.. for the best because of the PC.. and how the nerds who used to use them.. are now the minority once again. And everyone.. from Nerd to those who have zero experience.. can all do the same things on a PC. With a fair amount of ease.

I think back on the movies when a kid.. and people were talking on phones across the world with a picture.

Shoot for that matter I remember SEEING phones that they advertised had a screen, and a camera. I think 2001 a space oddesy for that matter had them didnt it?


Love it


I have Skype also. when I get home, if I dont fall over from exhaustion I will put my info in here :)
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Re: Skype
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2009, 04:49:51 AM »
I am no whizz kid, I just let Skype do it for me, with only minor input from myself.

Things like this are now getting much easier, with programs to set up programs.

A few of us are having problems with it, but I think that is to do with how we set up our microphones etc. just minor problems.

I know I am having great difficulty with one member, he is using satellite broadband, but we just can't manage to connect properly. Maybe it is to do with the footprint of the satellite, as he has no trouble with another member who comes from the US.

Keep persevering and we will succeed.

John

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Re: Skype
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2009, 05:15:02 AM »
Hi I use Skype a lot its set up on two pc's hear , we talk on a regular basis to aus as my son lives there and we can only get him via a mobile, this only costs about 11p a min its more expensive to call some one in the uk.
back to the mikes I use a logitech desk mike and the pc's speakers as when we call him we both want to talk to him and hear him ,its ok as long as you place the spekers so as not to get echo, we dont get any at all and the qualitey is far better than BT, I have put the spekers behind the monitor (flat screen ) and  pointing toward the centre of the back of the monitor. this stoped all the echo and there is no problem at whatever level you want the soun (within reason) on the othere machine my wife uses a cheap hand set that looks like a mobile phone but with a curley lead. this works very well as my wife would moan if it didnt. this mike was half the price when I bought it from e-buyer.I have also used a few old sound card mikes , they where not that good but worked but needed a lot of fiddling

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Re: Skype
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2009, 05:22:14 AM »
one other thing I find handy is texting to mobiles on skype all you do is set it up with your mobile number and you can send from your pc with a nice big keyboard and replys come to your mobile. :poke:

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Re: Skype
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2009, 06:01:50 AM »
I've had problem setting up skype getting the mike to work tried two head sets, both didn't work, I think the problem is with the computer. In the processes this week end of setting up a new machine, so will give it another try.

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Re: Skype
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2009, 06:27:10 AM »
Get a usb mike.

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Re: Skype
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2009, 10:44:29 AM »
Ok you Skype users. I just got my system set up and hopefully it works.

John, I've already sent you the first message. I'll be on around 5:30pm my time. I assume it'll be 10:00pm your time or would that be 11:00pm because we set our clocks back one hour in fall?

Yeah, this would help to, my users name: shay1951

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Re: Skype
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2009, 09:43:04 AM »
Did a bit of searching in the "Help" file in Skype. Found that you can have up to 24 people in a conferrence. There are two ways to do it. Before you call high light the people you want to include in the conference and then call or start with two people and the just add other people as they come on. There is an add button on the upper right that allows you to do that.

I tried it off line with John and Steve. I stoped short of clicking the video button. Now all that needs to be done is give it a try.

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Re: Skype
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2009, 05:08:38 PM »
Hi Bernd

I got skype working when I changed over to a mac  hope you don't mind if I add you to my contacts

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Re: Skype
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2009, 06:44:08 PM »
Please do. :thumbup:

I'm always interested in seeing the mug of a memeber.  :D

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Re: Skype
« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2009, 05:45:46 AM »
Bernd

Can't seem to find your skype name tried advance search for US no luck. my skype name is sbwhart:- yes I know its not very origonal.

The sbw comes from my nick name when I was an apprentice Standard British Whitworth, don't ask me why its was just one of those things.

 :lol:

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Re: Skype
« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2009, 10:17:36 AM »
Stew,

I found yours and sent you mail.

Here's my Skype name again in case you typed it wrong.    shay1951

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Re: Skype
« Reply #38 on: February 13, 2009, 11:59:31 AM »
OK Bernd got you this time
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Re: Skype
« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2009, 10:47:12 PM »
Note to All

Today I got a notice in my emails saying that my skype account was in trouble and I better click here to fix it.  :doh:

I Don't have skype so I know that is a lie. It is just a phishing expedition trying to get other information from you. It looks pretty good and might lure in someone that actually had skype.

Cheers  :beer:

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Re: Skype
« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2009, 11:26:57 PM »
Don,

Skype is now starting to advertise on the television. I only noticed it starting this week.

It might be a mail shot from Skype or it's subsiduaries, using email addresses from gathering agencies, or even your own ISP, offering you membership of Skype.

I use a program called Mailwasher, where I can read my emails while they are still sitting in the pigeon hole at my ISP. I can then decide whether I want it to come down to my machine or just delete/bounce it from where it is sitting. Doing it that way, I don't have to use the ISP crap filters, which can sometimes delete genuine emails.

Just to put your mind at rest, I have never had one bit of trouble with Skype, except of course, not enough people are using it, or only use it once or twice, then turn it off.

Bogs

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Re: Skype
« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2009, 01:30:15 AM »
John

Here is the text of the message that I received.

Start Quote
Dear valued Skype member:


It has come to our attention that your Skype account informations needs to be
updated as part of our continuing commitment to protect your account and to
reduce the instance of fraud on our website. If you could please take 5-10 minutes
out of your online experience and update your personal records you will not run into
any future problems with the online service.




However, failure to update your records will result in account suspension.
Please update your records on or before Mar 30, 2009.


you are requested to update your account informations at the following link.


**Link was here** which I left out


*Important*
We have asked few additional information which is going to be the part of secure login process. These additional information will be asked during your future login security so, please provide all these info completely and correctly otherwise due to security reasons we may have to close your account temporarily.
End quote

Since I don't have Skype the above made me suspicious. I have read how you and several of the lads use it and will probably get skype someday so I can drop in on you and check up and see what you guys have been up to since my ancestors left 150 some years ago.

Cheers :beer:

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Re: Skype
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2009, 02:10:25 AM »
Don,

That is definitely a phishing email. In Outlook, just do the twice delete to get rid of it permanently.

Hope to chat sometime. I am usually awake and available between about 7pm and 10pm your east coast time. Unless I am writing up a post, then I turn off.

John

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Re: Skype
« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2009, 08:23:42 PM »
Figured I would add in here as im on Skype often. My name is zeusrekning. Feel free to hit me up.

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Re: Skype
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2009, 10:48:30 PM »
YAY got my stuff set up. Im spinracing on Skype. Very inventive name huh?
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Re: Skype
« Reply #45 on: May 25, 2009, 11:20:55 AM »
Hi everyone, I recently bought by 70+ year old parents into the computer world and have them up on the internet.  While doing so Skype was one of the programs I added to their pc and mine.  It's works great and we can video conference.

Anyway my Skype name is boba1618.  If you have Skype feel fee to add me can call anytime you'd like.  Looking forward to talking to you.

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Re: Skype
« Reply #46 on: August 24, 2009, 02:03:59 PM »
Right, ................ you lot have dragged me ....... "kicking and screaming" ......... :smart:....... into the 21st century; I've downloaded and registered with Skype ........... CrewCab101 ................ though at present I haven't got a head set or a web cam ("praise be to the gods" I hear in the distance ) .............. OK give me a few days and I'll get there  :thumbup:

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Re: Skype
« Reply #47 on: August 24, 2009, 08:16:25 PM »
Hey CC welcome to the world of skype.  I use it with just voice a lot of the times.

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Re: Skype
« Reply #48 on: August 27, 2009, 07:37:21 PM »
Okay, I just bought a webcam.  Got that working, but I don't see anyone posting contact info.  How do you go about finding people, without having to type in every name individually?
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Re: Skype
« Reply #49 on: August 27, 2009, 09:07:23 PM »
Arlet mine is posted in my sig..
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