Mouse suggestions


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Anthony Buckland

...
Kinda like a door is a door except when it is ajar?
A door which is ajar is still a door, but a door which
is ajar, like a jar which is ajar, has lost its seal.
But apparently a jarhead can't be a seal in the first
place.
 
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Anthony Buckland

But not relevant in this instance. After all, he didn't say antennas...
And probably hasn't for millenniums. That could
be a true datum.
 
L

Lee Waun

Ed Cryer said:
My dad used to have a cat. I went and mowed his lawn on Sundays, and the
cat would be sitting patiently waiting for me at the front gate at the
right time. And then when I was mowing it used to play with the cable. I
used to have many a conversation with my dad about just how intelligent
cats are; and it would always be sitting in front of us looking from one
to the other as we spoke.
I came to the conclusion that it was far more intelligent than either of
us, but that it wouldn't let on because we might stop feeding it and
giving it position no 1 in the family hierarchy.

Ed
You where correct. You fed it and housed it and it didn't do any work for
this. You where it's servant. But it let you think you where in charge.
 
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Bob I

On 6/27/2013 6:47 AM, Ed Cryer wrote:
My dad used to have a cat. I went and mowed his lawn on Sundays, and the
cat would be sitting patiently waiting for me at the front gate at the
right time. And then when I was mowing it used to play with the cable. I
used to have many a conversation with my dad about just how intelligent
cats are; and it would always be sitting in front of us looking from one
to the other as we spoke.
I came to the conclusion that it was far more intelligent than either of
us, but that it wouldn't let on because we might stop feeding it and
giving it position no 1 in the family hierarchy.
There's a saying, "Dogs have owners, cats have slaves."
 
B

Buffalo

"Gene E. Bloch" wrote in message
antenna = singular

antennae = plural
Two elks or two elk?
Course you are correct about antenna and antennae.
BTW, don't you think the OP has other problems with his system that is
making his different wireless mouses become jerky?
:)
Have a fun filled 4th !!!!
 
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Gene E. Bloch

"Gene E. Bloch" wrote in message

Two elks or two elk?
Course you are correct about antenna and antennae.
BTW, don't you think the OP has other problems with his system that is
making his different wireless mouses become jerky?
:)
Have a fun filled 4th !!!!
Two suggestions about the subject (Are we actually on topic? Who would
have thought?) that I like are weak batteries and interference from
other in-band signals.
 
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XS11E

Ed Cryer said:
My dad used to have a cat. I went and mowed his lawn on Sundays,
and the cat would be sitting patiently waiting for me at the front
gate at the right time. And then when I was mowing it used to play
with the cable. I used to have many a conversation with my dad
about just how intelligent cats are; and it would always be
sitting in front of us looking from one to the other as we spoke.
I came to the conclusion that it was far more intelligent than
either of us, but that it wouldn't let on because we might stop
feeding it and giving it position no 1 in the family hierarchy.
Can anyone recall the old BBS days and taglines? I collected these:

It's always darkest before you step on the cat!
Missing your cat ? Check under my tires...
I got rid of my wife. The cats were allergic
I had a cat once. Tasted like chicken.
Never try to outstubborn a cat.
iT's HArD tO tYPe WHilE HolDiNG a cAT...
All the world's a Schrodinger Box, and we are merely kitties.
What do you mean you "compressed" the cat?
Sure I like cats...with a little A1 sauce and some rice.
 
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XS11E

XS11E said:
Can anyone recall the old BBS days and taglines? I collected
these:

It's always darkest before you step on the cat!
Missing your cat ? Check under my tires...
I got rid of my wife. The cats were allergic
I had a cat once. Tasted like chicken.
Never try to outstubborn a cat.
iT's HArD tO tYPe WHilE HolDiNG a cAT...
All the world's a Schrodinger Box, and we are merely kitties.
What do you mean you "compressed" the cat?
Sure I like cats...with a little A1 sauce and some rice.
And the most important of all:

Cats are evil, they must be stopped!
 
E

Ed Cryer

XS11E said:
And the most important of all:

Cats are evil, they must be stopped!
I love cats; domestic moggies, that is. I don't have one but I'm very
fond of all the cats that compete for my garden as territory.

I'm sure you're right. Cats have worked out a superb survival strategy
ever since homo (lost in the darkness of history) took them in to keep
the mice down.

1. Be cute and charming.
2. Be clean and hygienic.
3. Try to show appreciation of the food supplied for as long as you can.
4. When your owner gets thoughtless and careless, find another owner.

Ed the felinophile
 
M

Miles

* SC Tom wrote, On 25-Jun-13 22:51:
Because of the style of desk I have, a wired mouse is more trouble than it's
worth. The mouse ledge (for lack of a better description) is about 2" lower
than the desk top, with a solid wall behind it. No matter how I route a
cord, it always seems to bind and push the mouse on its own, making the
cursor track on its own. I have a MS Wireless Natural Laser Mouse 6000
(about 4 or 5 years old), and I have had no trouble with it. Battery life is
~6 months with two AA batteries.

I guess I could buy another desk that would be more mouse "tail" friendly,
but this one is just the right height for me, my mouse and keyboard, and my
monitor. Plus it's big enough for my 23" monitor and my 17" laptop to
coexist (and all the other "'crap' that seems to end up on it), so I'd
really hate to give it up to accommodate a wired mouse, IYKWIM :)
For 3+ years I have been using a MSFT wireless mobile mouse 6000 and
have had no difficulties whatsoever. On Win 7pro, 64bit HP 14"
laptop. Have never experienced the pointer jumping or failing to move
except when I bump up against the HDMI wire which is rigid metal
shrouded and sticks out across the mouse pad (left handed mouse due to
having worn out the right wrist several years ago).
Miles
 
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Roy Smith

Can anyone recall the old BBS days and taglines? I collected these:

It's always darkest before you step on the cat!
Missing your cat ? Check under my tires...
I got rid of my wife. The cats were allergic
I had a cat once. Tasted like chicken.
Never try to outstubborn a cat.
iT's HArD tO tYPe WHilE HolDiNG a cAT...
All the world's a Schrodinger Box, and we are merely kitties.
What do you mean you "compressed" the cat?
Sure I like cats...with a little A1 sauce and some rice.
You missed one....

No to a cat means not while you're looking.


--

Roy Smith
Windows 8 64-Bit
Thunderbird 17.0.7
Saturday, June 29, 2013 9:53:55 AM
 
M

Mellowed

On Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:03:51 -0700, "Gene E. Bloch"




I'm in that camp. I find touchpads even worse than trackballs. I
always pack a small mouse with my laptop when I travel.
+1 For the laptop I have the Microsoft wireless with the USB receiver.
It's been flawless and very convenient. I don't remember the P/N.
 
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Mitch Bujard

After over 20 years of using nothing but Logitech for keyboards and mice, I've
given up on them. I currently have three Logitech mice, one of which I just
bought a week ago trying to resolve problems, and nothing seems to correct the
situation, which is jerk movement half the time, to the point I walk away from
the computer as I can't do much at all. One of the mice is a Bluetooth
connection, the other two use the Logitech unifying receivers.

I do not want to go back to a wired mouse. Can anyone suggest a good quality
wireless mouse that's reliable and doesn't make the cursor jump all over the
screen. Hopefully on that has a small USB receiever that will plug in and be
forgotten. I appreciate any suggestions.

I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64bit.
If you got three mice doing the same jerk dance, chances are your
receiver is bad, *or* there is an electro magnetic interference between
your mouse and the PC. And I bet the EM is to blame, if the mouse used
to work before.

Have you placed a new set of speakers on your desk, or a hifi, or a new
electronic equiment ? Or anything electronical on top of your PC ? This
happened to me not long ago : a nice hifi from Hitachi got a bad buzz
and I was going to buy another one, until it hit me : I had placed the
TV box next to it. I lifted the unit, and miracle, the noise
disapeared. The hifi is now one foot away, and works like a charm.

Last but not least : cell phones or cordless phones (frequency is very
close) have a large EM signature and can interfere with mice receivers.
Try to move your phone(s) away. It may take care of the jerk.

improbable but possible, a big appliance with a strong EM field can
also interfere with the mouse link : TV set, fridge (behind the wall),
could be to blame.

If nothing works, consider a wired mouse.
 

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