Ben Klang | 1 Jul 01:46 2006
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Re: Newton Museum Torrents

If all you're seeing is 18.3Kbps upstream on a T3 you may want to  
check your client.  In my case the default upstream limit was about  
20KB.  Once I turned off the limiter I pushed close to 500KB (that's  
kilobytes) until I ran out of bandwidth for the month :)  50GB  
doesn't go as far these days...

Thanks for spreading the seed!
/BAK/
On Jun 30, 2006, at 4:56 PM, Andrew Beals wrote:

> I've thrown up a bittorrent proggie on top of a 45Mpbs (T3) network
> connection.  I'm seeding three peers now and am downloading at about
> 128Kbps.  Upload is about 18.3Kbps.  I'll just leave this bad boy
> running for the forseeable future.
>
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Frank Gruendel | 1 Jul 01:54 2006
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Re: Emate Woes

> Okay, I just tried installing the memory expansion card in my eMate,
and now 
> I can't get it to work at all, card or no card. What did I do wrong?

Do you mean a PCMCIA memory card that is in the card slot, or are you
talking
about the memory upgrade board?

Assuming the latter: One mistake people frequently make is using a board
that
was manufactured by Newer Technologies without sending it my way for
resoldering
first. The more than poor soldering on these boards accounts for all
kinds of
weird eMate problem. I'd suggest the following:

1) Check that the wall socket that you plug the AC adaptor in is
working.

1) Remove the card (or board) from the eMate.

2) Go to 

    http://www.pda-soft.de/emate_disassemble.html

and follow the reset sequence I describe there EXACTLY (as in: Do not
change
ANYTHING). If after that the eMate still does not wake up, it has a
hardware
problem. The good news is that this hardly ever happens.
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Frank Gruendel | 1 Jul 01:58 2006
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Problems with NewtDump

> Now, being in the need to transfer my contacts
> from the Newt to the PC I figured out that LookOut
> stops after 60 contacts, I spent a lot of time...

Snip...

> Any experiences, ideas, prposals how to solve the problem?

Shouldn't NCU allow you to export your contacts to a file
in a format that can easily be imported by other applications?

Frank

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James Wages | 1 Jul 03:25 2006

Button Bar Usage

I haven't modified my button bar in so long, I've quite nearly forgotten
how.  I would therefore appreciate some guidance...

I am able to drag items INTO the button bar, but I cannot remove items from
it.  I have DashBoard and Gesture Launch installed.  I can't figure out how
to temporarily disable Gesture Launch, which is what I believe is preventing
me from pulling icons OFF of the button bar.  Any ideas?

Also, I've read some good things about using BarKeep in conjunction with
DashBoard and Gesture launch.  Sadly, the vendors website appears to be
down.  Is BarKeep still recommended for button bar maintenance?  If so, how
does one obtain a copy?

Thank you!

James Wages

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James Nichols | 1 Jul 17:33 2006
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Re: Button Bar Usage

There are two ways:

Try holding the stylus down a quarter inch from the left edge of the  
screen while the newton boots up (you'll have to reset it - either  
with dashboard, yanking the batteries, or pressing the reset button  
first.)

This should bring up a dialog asking if you want to activate packages  
on the internal store (and then the same question again for any  
memory cards you have inserted). Answer NO to whichever store has  
Gesture-launch installed and this will prevent Gesture Launch from  
starting up.

Alternately, if you have a tool installed that enables freezing for  
you - use that to freeze the Gesture-launch package inside Extras,  
and this should turn off Gesture-launch immediately.

Make whatever re-arrangements you want to the button bar, and then  
either unfreeze G-L, or if you prevented packages from loading, you  
can manually tap all the packages in extras with Xs through them, or  
just reboot the newton.

If you end up disabling Dashboard as well - don't worry, changes you  
make to the standard button bar will be matched by Dashboard when it  
is loaded up.

J. Tyler Nichols

On Jun 30, 2006, at 6:25 PM, James Wages wrote:

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Dan | 1 Jul 18:19 2006

Re: Button Bar Usage

On 6/30/2006 9:25 PM, James Wages wrote:
> I haven't modified my button bar in so long, I've quite nearly forgotten
> how.  I would therefore appreciate some guidance...
> 
> I am able to drag items INTO the button bar, but I cannot remove items from
> it.  I have DashBoard and Gesture Launch installed.  I can't figure out how
> to temporarily disable Gesture Launch, which is what I believe is preventing
> me from pulling icons OFF of the button bar.  Any ideas?
> 
> Also, I've read some good things about using BarKeep in conjunction with
> DashBoard and Gesture launch.  Sadly, the vendors website appears to be
> down.  Is BarKeep still recommended for button bar maintenance?  If so, how
> does one obtain a copy?
> 
> Thank you!
> 
> James Wages
> 
> 
Dashboard is easy to disable, you just click the newton button in the
far bottom left corner and then in the menu click "close dashboard".

Gesture launch is different (if you are talking about the one from ICS),
that is Dependant on one package.  But I can't recall the name of the
extension you should freeze off hand.  I do remember it was not called
"gesture launch" which surprised me.  I do recall it was not that it was
not what I had expected name wise.  If you list your extensions I can
tell you which one (I am sure I will recognize it then).

Bar keep is nice if you want to move where your arrows are (right side
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mkow1234 | 1 Jul 19:20 2006
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New Newton eBooks!

Greetings Newtonfolk:

Phew! I am happily amazed to see th Newtontalk.net bulletin board kick 
into the postings for next month so seemlessly (Seems like it usually 
took a week before the next month's threads would be posted). It's nice 
to see it working so well, now!  :O)

A new job and the the slew of summertime domestic responsibilities have 
seriously eroded my spare time. Nonetheless, I've managed to edit two 
more Newton eBooks in the past month or so:

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HUNTING THE GRISLY AND OTHER SKETCHES
An Account of the Big Game of the United States and its Chase with 
Horse Hound, and Rifle

Note from the Newton eBook publisher:

I tried to preserve the feel of the original source text. However, none 
of the paragraph marks were preserved in NewtonPress, so I had to guess 
as to where some of the paragraph breaks should occur. Roosevelt's 
rambling writing style made this a very tedious process, and at times I 
inserted breaks randomly, simply to break the chapter content up a bit. 
I apologize in advance to the reader.

This particular eBook contains many incidental first-hand and 
second-hand accounts of hunting adventures, as narrated by the 
twenty-sixth president of the United States. My first reaction as I 
edited and read through this book was, "What an utter pig and menace to 
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Tom W. | 1 Jul 19:33 2006
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Newton stuff for sale

I have a bunch of Newton stuff I want to sell:

1 2100 with rebuilt (albeit not a pretty rebuild) battery pack.
Backlight works fine. Screen is good.
1 2100 missing door, no battery or cage, lower card eject button
missing. Seems to work okay.
1 130 works fine, door gets stuck (you just pull it. the latch just
doesn't seem to work properly).  Backlight works fine.
1 130 in good shape and working door, but backlight doesn't work
1 120 works fine - good screen.
None of them have scratched up screens, but bodies have typical wear.
Also have:
battery cage
2 big adapters (is that 9 W?)
2 small adapters (7W?)
2 e-mates - both need battery backs rebuilt - one needs new backlight.
both seem to work okay
1 Newton 2000 box with manual in good shape and other documentation inside.

I would prefer to bubble wrap these pieces and throw them in a box. I
think you could count on about $30 shipping in North America.
Make an offer on all or part, though I would dearly like to just get
rid of everything.
Tom (in Canada, Niagara Region)

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Larry Yaeger | 1 Jul 21:02 2006
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Re: Newton Museum Torrents

My Newton Museum and unna torrents have completed, and are still 
happily shoveling bits back up the pipe now.

However, the unna mirrors torrent is still sitting at 0%.  I see 
there are a couple of peers now, also hoping to download this 
torrent, but nobody who actually has the file is uploading it.  Can 
anyone help?

- larryy
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Andrew Beals | 2 Jul 00:23 2006

Re: Newton Museum Torrents

Good point about the limiter.  I've turned it off and someone is very  
happily sucking down the unna archive at a much higher rate of speed.

[also waiting on a mirrors torrent]

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On 2006-jun-30, at 16:46, Ben Klang wrote:

> If all you're seeing is 18.3Kbps upstream on a T3 you may want to
> check your client.  In my case the default upstream limit was about
> 20KB.  Once I turned off the limiter I pushed close to 500KB (that's
> kilobytes) until I ran out of bandwidth for the month :)  50GB
> doesn't go as far these days...
>
> Thanks for spreading the seed!
> /BAK/
> On Jun 30, 2006, at 4:56 PM, Andrew Beals wrote:
>
>> I've thrown up a bittorrent proggie on top of a 45Mpbs (T3) network
>> connection.  I'm seeding three peers now and am downloading at about
>> 128Kbps.  Upload is about 18.3Kbps.  I'll just leave this bad boy
>> running for the forseeable future.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Dig me, but don't bury me.
>>
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