[kwlug-disc] kwlug-disc Digest, Vol 27, Issue 52

David Christensen davidchristensen42 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 05:57:04 EST 2011


I have    8 Inch Android 2.2 ( includes flash 10.1 )  Tablets/pads
davidchristensen42 at gmail.com

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> Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 18:41:31 -0500
> From: David Christensen <davidchristensen42 at gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] kwlug-disc Digest, Vol 27, Issue 49
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> I have 8 inch Android 2.2 Tablets     davidchristensen42 at gmail.com
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> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:36 PM, <kwlug-disc-request at kwlug.org> wrote:
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> >   1. Re: Palm replacement? Android pad? (Kyle Spaans)
> >   2. Re: Palm replacement? Android pad? (Insurance Squared Inc.)
> >   3. Re: Speech to text (Paul Nijjar)
> >   4. Re: Speech to text (Paul Nijjar)
> >   5. Re: Palm replacement? Android pad? (unsolicited at swiz.ca)
> >   6. Re: Palm replacement? Android pad? (Khalid Baheyeldin)
> >   7. Re: Palm replacement? Android pad? (John Kerr)
> >   8. Re: Palm replacement? Android pad? (unsolicited at swiz.ca)
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> > Message: 1
> > Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 19:30:33 -0500
> > From: Kyle Spaans <3lucid at gmail.com>
> > To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> > Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Palm replacement? Android pad?
> > Message-ID:
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> > Wasn't there a guy at one of the meetings selling Androids and Android
> > based
> > "pads"/tablets? His name was David Christensen, I have his business card.
> > :D
> > Hopefully he's on the mailing list? I remember he quoted something that
> was
> > better than what you'd get from a reseller online.
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> > Message: 2
> > Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 19:37:05 -0500
> > From: "Insurance Squared Inc." <gcooke at insurancesquared.com>
> > To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> > Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Palm replacement? Android pad?
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> > Message: 3
> > Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 21:36:22 -0500
> > From: Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca>
> > To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> > Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Speech to text
> > Message-ID: <20110216023622.GD22586 at pirg.uwaterloo.ca>
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> > On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 10:58:19AM -0500, Kiwi Ssennyonjo wrote:
> > >
> > > I have clients, doctors that need to find options.
> > >
> >
> > > They have all mentioned Dragon, and how they have not ha much luck
> > > with it.
> >
> > I lurk on a list populated by doctors, and they use Dragon and a
> > medical version of Dragon. The medical version has a medical
> > vocabulary and thus may require less training.
> >
> > Unfortunately Dragon is the leader in this field. There is nothing in
> > the FLOSS world that compares. There is CMU Sphinx:
> >
> > http://cmusphinx.sourceforge.net/
> >
> > but it is no competition. (Since Dragon bought Macspeech I am not sure
> > there is even any real competition in the proprietary world!) You can
> > apparently make Dragon run in Ubuntu, but I think this is outside the
> > scope of the discussion:
> >
> > http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=19919
> >
> > If you don't want to go with Dragon then your options are to use a
> > transcription service (which gets into big privacy concerns for
> > medical doctors if they are in the States), typing, or handwriting
> > recognition. Here is a thread about these options:
> >
> > http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=24535787
> >
> > Many of the people on this mailing list are open source zealots, so if
> > there was good competition for Dragon I am sure that the issue would
> > have come up. Unfortunately it has not.
> >
> > - Paul
> >
> > --
> > http://pnijjar.freeshell.org
> >
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > Message: 4
> > Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 21:38:05 -0500
> > From: Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca>
> > To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> > Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Speech to text
> > Message-ID: <20110216023805.GE22586 at pirg.uwaterloo.ca>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> >
> > On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 12:06:01PM -0500, unsolicited at swiz.ca wrote:
> > >
> > > Are there not voice to text apps / devices out there? e.g. (Smart)
> Phones
> > > recording voice memos that get downloaded as text, or is it still aways
> > > downloaded as an audio file, and something on the computer has to do
> the
> > > translation?
> >
> > There is an iPad/iPhone Dragon app that sends the voice data to an
> > offsite server for processing. Apparently it works well, but this is
> > again problematic for doctors because of the privacy
> > issues/legislation.
> >
> > - Paul
> >
> > --
> > http://pnijjar.freeshell.org
> >
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > Message: 5
> > Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 22:49:39 -0500
> > From: <unsolicited at swiz.ca>
> > To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> > Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Palm replacement? Android pad?
> > Message-ID: <9923a7c336c334fbde132a21d62f63d0 at swiz.ca>
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> > On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:59:26 -0500, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com>
> > wrote:
> > > With an Android device, your contacts and Calendars are synched
> > > automatically,
> > > over WiFi.
> >
> > Sync's to what? Google?
> >
> > John - what apps does she use on the Palm?
> >
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > Message: 6
> > Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 23:14:18 -0500
> > From: Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com>
> > To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> > Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Palm replacement? Android pad?
> > Message-ID:
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> > On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 10:49 PM, <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
> >
> > > On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:59:26 -0500, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > > With an Android device, your contacts and Calendars are synched
> > > > automatically,
> > > > over WiFi.
> > >
> > > Sync's to what? Google?
> > >
> >
> > Yes.
> >
> > Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Contacts have built-in apps on
> Android.
> >
> > You have your own copy on the device, and it syncs over Wifi (or over
> > 2G/3G) automatically.
> >
> > No cables needed.
> > --
> > Khalid M. Baheyeldin
> > 2bits.com, Inc.
> > http://2bits.com
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> > Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. --  Edsger W.Dijkstra
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> > Message: 7
> > Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 20:15:37 -0800 (PST)
> > From: John Kerr <jkerr0102 at rogers.com>
> > To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> > Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Palm replacement? Android pad?
> > Message-ID: <182372.59338.qm at web88106.mail.re2.yahoo.com>
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> >
> > Hi
> >
> > Mary just uses her palm for a calendar and contacts database.
> >
> > John
> >
> >
> >
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Fewer things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good
> > example. - Mark
> >
> Twain------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > ==================================
> > John Eddie Kerr | Guelph, Ontario
> > ==================================
> >
> > --- On Wed, 2/16/11, unsolicited at swiz.ca <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
> >
> > From: unsolicited at swiz.ca <unsolicited at swiz.ca>
> > Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Palm replacement? Android pad?
> > To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> > Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 3:49 AM
> >
> > On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:59:26 -0500, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com>
> > wrote:
> > > With an Android device, your contacts and Calendars are synched
> > > automatically,
> > > over WiFi.
> >
> > Sync's to what? Google?
> >
> > John - what apps does she use on the Palm?
> >
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> > Message: 8
> > Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 23:29:10 -0500
> > From: <unsolicited at swiz.ca>
> > To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> > Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Palm replacement? Android pad?
> > Message-ID: <770812526a9a6086b9390fc221bc7bdb at swiz.ca>
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> > On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 23:14:18 -0500, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com>
> > wrote:
> > > On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 10:49 PM, <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
> > >
> > >> On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:59:26 -0500, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com>
> > >> wrote:
> > >> > With an Android device, your contacts and Calendars are synched
> > >> > automatically,
> > >> > over WiFi.
> > >>
> > >> Sync's to what? Google?
> > >>
> > >
> > > Yes.
> > >
> > > Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Contacts have built-in apps on
> > Android.
> > >
> > > You have your own copy on the device, and it syncs over Wifi (or over
> > > 2G/3G) automatically.
> > >
> > > No cables needed.
> >
> > Pity.
> >
> > Google is a poor app compared to the richness of the Palm apps, let alone
> > korganizer, etc. I'll do everything I can to delay switching, if I can,
> if
> > that's all there is.
> >
> > John - you might see if Mary is happy with what Google provides in terms
> > of functionality / copy her data in. If nothing else, you get a backup,
> and
> > multi-point access. Until you get an Android, that is.
> >
> >
> >
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> Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 23:50:07 -0500
> From: Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com>
> To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] floss fund nomination
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> +1 for Bump The Queue
>
> --Bob.
>
>
> On 11-02-16 02:29 PM, Paul Nijjar wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 02:20:37PM -0500, Chris Bruner wrote:
> >> I've just nominated LibreOffice. They currently have a challenge for
> >> 50,000 euros in the next 33 days. I wonder if we could rearrange the
> >> floss fund queue in order to accommodate them.
> > This is just my opinion, but I think that sets a bad precedent.
> > However, nothing stops KWLUG from raising money in a separate
> > initiative for next month. I will put a mention in the meeting
> > announcement.
> >
> > If many others feel strongly that we should bump the queue then we can do
> > so.
> >
> > - Paul
> >
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