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    Skyping with Stu,

    Stu and I have been having a video conference via Skype. We've been on for about an hour...between Seattle and Tokyo....free!

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    Greg,

    Thats cool! It looks like you are using a Mac. I didn't know that Skype was available for OS X. I'll have to check it out.
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    Yeah, I'm on my dual G5 PowerMac. Works great. I'm using an iSight camera. Stu is on a Windooze machine.

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    I have a 1.25ghz G4. I don't have a web cam, but I have a mini DV camcorder that I think would work.
    We create with our hands in wood what our mind sees in thought.
    Disclosure: Formerly was a part-time sales person & instructor at WoodCraft in Buffalo, NY.
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    I have used my Sony digital cam as a web cam too. If you have the digital out and the right connector (FireWire) it works great, and the video quality is superb.

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    hey you I thought you were not listening to me sometimes!!
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    Greg/Stu,

    Did you guys have to sign up for this, more specifically pay for it? Their web site says its free, but was this considered a "call" or a "Video call"?

    Thanks !
    We create with our hands in wood what our mind sees in thought.
    Disclosure: Formerly was a part-time sales person & instructor at WoodCraft in Buffalo, NY.
    www.tinyurl.com/thewoodshoppe

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    Stu,

    Nah, I was listening...just thought it was worth sharing.

    Sean,

    Just sign up...it's free. If you use the tel call feature to get cheap calls to someone without Skype, or without a computer, you pay a discounted fee. Internet conferencing between computers with Skype is totally free. Quality is very good, even over thousands of miles of ocean!

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    Does it work with multiple people (more than 2) at the same time?
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    Disclosure: Formerly was a part-time sales person & instructor at WoodCraft in Buffalo, NY.
    www.tinyurl.com/thewoodshoppe

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    Sean, it rocks!

    I use it to call the US on the cheap, to real people on real telephones.

    You buy "Skype" minutes, I think I bought about $15 worth, I still have about $3.50 worth, I'm finding it hard to use them up, a call to just about any telephone in the world is just under 2 cents a minute, that means I can yak for about 3 hours and 20 minutes for the price of a Cafe latte frappacino mocha locca docca chinny grande at Starbucks

    But to talk to another Skype user is free, and the video is not bad at all.

    Cheers!
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