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Webcam, and Skype..?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by andyoxon, 2 Jan 2008.

  1. andyoxon

    andyoxon Veteran

    Anyone else do this..? I've just had my first webcam conversation, with my parents. I got them, and us, a decent wcam this Christmas. I guess the novelty may wear off to some extent, but it's quite neat. I know their grandchildren are going to enjoy it...especially messing around with the special effects, such snails slithering passed... ;)

    Andy
     
  2. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    My boss uses it regularly to talk to his wife at home, and Mrs FF participates in 'Skype meetings' at work. I've used ours (with Messenger) probably twice in the 2 years we've had it at home, but the kids are big fans.
     
  3. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

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    Huh, you're on the slippery slope mate - before the month is out you'll be posting stuff on YouPorn. :biggrin:
     
  4. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    it might be slippery but it's not a slope....
     
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Andy, should we start calling you Lesley from now on? :biggrin:
     
  6. Slowgrind

    Slowgrind New Member

    I used the webcam a lot when my son first moved abroad. After a while though it gets to be irritating having to watch the out of sync jerky images. So we stick to phone calls and I.M.`s these days. :biggrin:
     
  7. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I got into that but then it got unecessary...windows messager/msn worked better with the webcam than skype did for me. It's more of a teenage thing I think...well they all seem to be on it anyway...I think the more people you know, the more you will use it.
     
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    andyoxon

    andyoxon Veteran

    That's over my head dt - but if it related to Patrick's comment maybe I don't want know...:biggrin:
     
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    andyoxon

    andyoxon Veteran

    We now have 2Ghz core2Duo, ~5.5Mbps connection and 1.3MP cam, and it was pretty good - need to tweak the brightness, gamma etc settings though.
     
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    andyoxon

    andyoxon Veteran

    Hi FF, HNY! I'll have to tidy the room, and give you a call then...:biggrin:;)
     
  11. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    LOL...behind my office chair where the webcam lives is a bookcase with highly erudite tomes...Biochemistry books etc....well it creates an impression!
     
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    andyoxon

    andyoxon Veteran

    I set it up mainly for the grandparents, because we live a fair distance away, and my brother has moved oop north and further away - so hopefully he can get a wcam for the other grandchildren etc... That's the plan anyway.
     
  13. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

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    andyoxon

    andyoxon Veteran

    ah, OK I remember that.
     
  15. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Webcam and Skype...sounds like a new detective drama on ITV...