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Genny
October 8th, 2012, 07:05 PM
I'm looking at Husqvarna Sewing/Embroidery machines and some of them mentions "dongles"...

The only brands of machines I've ever owned is Janome and Singer...

The question is..."What is a dongle" and what is it used for...

Claire Hallman
October 8th, 2012, 07:51 PM
The dongle is a writer that attaches to your computer and transfers designs from the computer to a card that then is inserted into the embroidery machine so you can sew out a downloaded design. I hope that makes some sense.

shannonsaulter
October 8th, 2012, 07:54 PM
thats why i got the new singer futura hooks up to the laptop so you can see the design in its screen not a lil lcd screen...

toggpine
October 8th, 2012, 07:57 PM
I'm sure Claire has the proper terminology for it, but for those of us who don't know the lingo: basically, it's a connecter to make two electronic devices talk to each other.

Blondie
October 8th, 2012, 08:03 PM
Obviously designed by a man. Just saying . . .
(a woman would make it much simpler to understand and use happy words like choco licious to name this coupler)

buckeyequilter
October 8th, 2012, 08:39 PM
Obviously designed by a man. Just saying . . .
(a woman would make it much simpler to understand and use happy words like choco licious to name this coupler)

LOL or at least we'd name it a thing-a-ma-jig....everyone knows what those are.

Jean Sewing Machine
October 8th, 2012, 08:56 PM
Is it like a memory stick/thumb drive/usb drive? I think I saw one in an ad for a Husqvara Viking embroidery machine.

MRoy
October 8th, 2012, 09:02 PM
LOL or at least we'd name it a thing-a-ma-jig....everyone knows what those are.

...Or a "do-hickey", that's universal speak for "thing-a-ma-jig"

Sandy Navas
October 8th, 2012, 09:45 PM
I'm sorry, but I have to disagree. The dongle is a license verification device that becomes active after the product is registered. It is used by Husqvarna to license the embroidery software. It is a security device.

A software protection dongle is a small piece of hardware (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_hardware) that plugs into an electrical connector (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_connector) on a computer and serves as an electronic "key (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_%28cryptography%29)" for a piece of software; the program will run only when the dongle is plugged in. The term "dongle" was originally used to refer only to software-protection dongles; however, currently "dongle" is often used to refer to any small piece of hardware that plugs into a computer. This article is limited in scope to dongles used for the purpose of copy protection (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copy_protection) or authentication of software (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software) to be used on that system.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_protection_dongle#cite_note-0)

Jess1377
October 8th, 2012, 09:59 PM
...Or a "do-hickey", that's universal speak for "thing-a-ma-jig"

Or the "thing-a-ma-bob" & a "whatcha-ma-callit"

Aprilisslowlylearntoquilt
October 8th, 2012, 10:13 PM
lol i was at a ornament class last week and one of the ladies brought this up, she had bought an older machine and was hoping she could get the dongle for it... and we all were like.... umm?.. She explained and we all laughed ....2nd time in a week i heard that expression.

Genny
October 9th, 2012, 12:45 AM
Thanks everyone!!! I think I know what it is now.....Its one of those things...well you know...one of those things....:lol:

Musical_Starling
October 9th, 2012, 01:20 AM
Obviously designed by a man. Just saying . . .
(a woman would make it much simpler to understand and use happy words like choco licious to name this coupler)


LOL or at least we'd name it a thing-a-ma-jig....everyone knows what those are.


...Or a "do-hickey", that's universal speak for "thing-a-ma-jig"


Or the "thing-a-ma-bob" & a "whatcha-ma-callit"

Don't you mean a "Chummy-jigger"? lol Seriously though, a "dongle" usually refers to a usb key/thumb drive (whatever you want to call it) that often comes with some type of pre-loaded software. In my experience anyway :) And you can be sure it was named by a man, because a woman would never come up with something that sounds so perverted lol

HandsOffItsMine
October 9th, 2012, 01:34 AM
And you can be sure it was named by a man, because a woman would never come up with something that sounds so perverted lol

No kidding! 'Cause Dongleberries belong to boys in our family. :D