"Drawbacks" - October 2, 2020

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Re: "Drawbacks" - October 2, 2020

#341

Post by Joe Ross » Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:11 pm

BrianMac wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:53 pm
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That chick has more outfits...

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#342

Post by Ixolib » Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:01 pm

Congratulations, Wendy!!

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#343

Post by Ixolib » Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:07 pm

I have a question I hope someone can answer. After a couple of months, I get automatically logged out. Are we supposed to log in every time we use the site to prevent this? I clicked on "remember me" but this still happens automatically... Then when I try to log back in using the user name and password which I carefully wrote down, it won't work. Thanks for any help anyone can give!!

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#344

Post by hcbirker » Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:52 pm

Ixolib wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:07 pm
I have a question I hope someone can answer. After a couple of months, I get automatically logged out. Are we supposed to log in every time we use the site to prevent this? I clicked on "remember me" but this still happens automatically... Then when I try to log back in using the user name and password which I carefully wrote down, it won't work. Thanks for any help anyone can give!!
I log in and out whenever I’m on the site. I use Chrome, so it remembers my log in info.
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#345

Post by Schmeel » Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:11 am

Conmugulations Wendy!

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#346

Post by BethA » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:33 am

Dan said that his first meta solving experience reminded him of Christmas morning — the long build-up of anticipation, the frenzy of ripping open the presents, then that feeling shortly after — that it was all over too soon! He remains noncommittal about making the meta a habit, but says he wants to try it again this week!

The hardest part for me was digging out my poker face (haven’t needed it for a long time), and trying to maintain it for about a day! I was lucky to spot the 60A PASTELS tip-off, and took the jet-ski to shore within a couple minutes of solving the grid. Thought it would be a little demoralizing if he knew that I had gotten it that quickly.

We’ll be back on Thursday!!

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#347

Post by Bob cruise director » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:05 am

Ixolib wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:07 pm
I have a question I hope someone can answer. After a couple of months, I get automatically logged out. Are we supposed to log in every time we use the site to prevent this? I clicked on "remember me" but this still happens automatically... Then when I try to log back in using the user name and password which I carefully wrote down, it won't work. Thanks for any help anyone can give!!
I use Edge and it keeps me logged in to the extent that I have to look up my password if I ever need it. My iPhone logs me out but it remembers my user name and I use my fingerprint to get back in.
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#348

Post by Wendy Walker » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:46 am

BrianMac wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:53 pm
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The MUG, so much better than Lord Stanley's Cup! This is hilarious, Brian, thanks!!!
Good luck, fellow Muggles! I'm happy to give nudges, but only if you're still stuck on Sunday.

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#349

Post by TMart » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:54 am

MikeMillerwsj wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:41 pm
We thought this one was a bit easier than the last few, but you never can tell--we had 788 entries, somewhat below our average. About 74% correct (close to average). Other guesses included CRITICS (15), PATRONS (11), NEA (7), IMPRESSIONISTS (4), ANGELS (4), DONORS (3), and several others. (Were these just guesses?)

Congrats to this week's winner (and regular Muggle): Wendy Walker of West Grove, PA!
Woo hoo! Congrats, Wendy! Another mug for Pennsylvania!

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#350

Post by BrianMac » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:04 am

Wendy Walker wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:46 am
The MUG, so much better than Lord Stanley's Cup! This is hilarious, Brian, thanks!!!
Sorry, guess I should have used a Flyer? :)

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Post by DrTom » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:27 am

BrianMac wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:04 am
Wendy Walker wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:46 am
The MUG, so much better than Lord Stanley's Cup! This is hilarious, Brian, thanks!!!
Sorry, guess I should have used a Flyer? :)
MOST CERTAINLY!!

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#352

Post by DrTom » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:33 am

Late to the party. but CONGRATS Wendy!!

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#353

Post by Hidden in 3D » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:40 am

SusieG wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:29 pm
Hector wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:34 pm

Plus crazily casual racoons. My photos continue to get rejected as too big but here's a recent published one taken on the same path: https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/ ... 591893.php
Sometimes when raccoons or skunks get close to humans it’s because they’re rabid.
Just wanted to comment on the rabies subject, hoping it won't spoil the great, and well-deserved, celebration of Wendy's mug win...

Here is the story: Several weeks ago on a Friday morning, I was enjoying my ritual of coffee and WSJCC. Our beagle was outside, barking furiously. After trying to ignore the cacophony for a while, I actually listened and realized I had never heard this particular bark. Most of Griffin's barks can be categorized into:
1) welcome home
2) neighbor walking by
3) stranger walking by
4) delivery person
5) one of many neighbors' cats
6) SQUIRREL!
In my meta-mesmerized state, I assumed I was hearing bark #6, but when I finally paid attention, I realized there was a much more frantic pitch to his incessant and insistent noise. He was sounding an alert. I went outside to find him under our deck and nothing was going to stop that barking! I got a flashlight and was able to see a masked face underneath one corner of the deck which is inaccessible because our yard is very sloped in that area. I knew immediately it must be a rabid raccoon, and called animal control. By the time the animal enforcement officer arrived, my husband had returned from the golf course, and together they were able to contain the poor animal. At the time, Griffin was up-to-date on his rabies vaccination, but this post reminded me to take G to the vet for his 3 year inoculation this morning. Thanks, MUGgle friends!
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#354

Post by norrin2 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:50 pm

Congratulations, Wendy. Enjoy your hot beverages in good health!

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#355

Post by SewYoung » Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:53 pm

Message to Our Pal Sal: We have missed you the last couple of weeks. Hope to see you again tonight!

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#356

Post by Joe Ross » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:29 pm

SewYoung wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:53 pm
Message to Our Pal Sal: We have missed you the last couple of weeks. Hope to see you again tonight!
Getting the spinning wheel of death & "Please wait for the host to start this meeting."

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#357

Post by Bob cruise director » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:31 pm

Has anyone heard from Sal as to whether he or anyone else is opening the zoom meeting. If we don't hear from him, I can open up one but only for 45 minutes
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#358

Post by SewYoung » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:31 pm

Joe Ross wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:29 pm
SewYoung wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:53 pm
Message to Our Pal Sal: We have missed you the last couple of weeks. Hope to see you again tonight!
Getting the spinning wheel of death & "Please wait for the host to start this meeting."
Same here...

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#359

Post by Wendy Walker » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:33 pm

I am missing a township meeting to party with y'all but it doesn't seem to be happening!
Good luck, fellow Muggles! I'm happy to give nudges, but only if you're still stuck on Sunday.

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#360

Post by hcbirker » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:34 pm

I'm getting it too.
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