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   Grahamcracker posted on Computers &Tech Issues  Thanks Tulsa. This happened before the updates. I did the update Sunday and installed ABP today. So far so good!
November 7 at 16:50 EST .

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   Tulsa  Very happy that worked for you.
November 7 at 17:20 EST .

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   Grahamcracker posted on Computers &Tech Issues  For the past 2 days when I click on an article on this site, the screen turns gray, 8 thumbnails pop up with a little message "sponsored links", and a white X to close out in the top left corner. What is this? It only happens on my iPad.
November 3 at 15:29 EST .

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   Tulsa  I use Windows, but it sounds like a pop up. Is there a Mac user in the house who can help?

I have one suggestion. If Macs are auto updated, an update can change your settings. That happened with a browser update in windows. Once ABP (adblockplus ) was turned off.
November 4 at 12:51 EST .

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   Jerico  Yesterday, when they were working on the system, I didn't have the problem anymore but it is back today. I've been having this prob on my iPhone for the last week or so. I'd hoped that it was fixed but apparently not. If you go to settings-safari-advanced-and turn java off, then you don't get the gray cover ads but then you can't watch videos or use some links.
November 10 at 18:23 EST .

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   Tulsa  Jerico, if you have ABP installed on all your devices (apple/mac ), you should be ok. And you should make certain popupstopper in on. Anything can be turned off during updates.

The gray screen popup only appears at Comics.com asking me to provide an email address. I click 'maybe later' and it disappears. I do not get any pop ups at Lucianne or anywhere else. I use mostly Edge (Win. 10 browser which replaces IE ). I also use FF and Brave. It depends on what I'm doing and if I need to print. Each browser has features I prefer depending on what I need.

I have no problem seeking and paying a tech if a problem isn't fixed very quickly. Our tech is a kewl Cajun dood that makes house calls after work.
November 11 at 10:31 EST .

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   Grahamcracker posted on Computers &Tech Issues  For the past 2 days when I click on an article on this site, the screen turns gray, 8 thumbnails pop up with a little message "sponsored links", and a white X to close out in the top left corner. What is this? It only happens on my iPad.
November 3 at 15:29 EST .

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   Grahamcracker posted on Coffee Klatch  The article on the fast food burger wars and the responses on today's forum made me think of burgers from years ago. Does anyone remember hamburgers from many moons ago? They had a completely different taste from the cardboard that passes for hamburgers today. The best comparison I can make is they tasted like ground tenderloin. As a matter of fact, all beef tastes like cardboard unless you buy
" prime". I was told that our cows are "European". That makes sense to me. My husband worked with a German who was here for short time consulting. When given a choice off restaurants he always asked to go to one of our steakhouses. He loved our steaks! I would love to have one of those wonderful hamburgers again, but I'm too cheap to buy tenderloin and have it ground!
October 1 at 14:12 EST .

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   GO3  We had the best burgers at home. They were a combination of plain ground beef and ground chuck. I don't know what a "European" cow is. I would think we would be exporting our cows, not importing them. FWIW, I find Brazilian beef to be substandard, while New Zealand beef is a lot better if you can't get good ole US beef.
October 1 at 22:27 EST .

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   MeiDei  All beef, even the pricey "grass fed" is flavorless; it's been like that for the past 40 years. We grew up on ground chuck, and had t-bone or porterhouse for steak as normal fare. I think the industry has been compensating for lack of taste by the abundance of marinades now offered. Used to be salt & pepper were all that was used, now rubs & marinades ....
October 2 at 09:49 EST .

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   Grahamcracker  Glad others agree. That's a good point about the marinades. I never made the connection!
October 2 at 19:57 EST .

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   Gram77  There are several couples I and hubby go to dinner with. Once in a while someone will suggest the Outback. It we go there I always tell the waitress to please ask the cook to put none of their flavorings on the meat. Just cook it and I will use a bit of salt and pepper. I always get looks, especially from waitress. They always say, "are you sure?"
October 6 at 09:19 EST .

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   Grahamcracker posted on Pet Peeves  Has this happened to others here? I like to use the self-checkout registers when I have just a few items. Today I did just that. Ok, picture this: on one side there are 3 registers, a large space , then 3 registers on the other side of the space. I go to stand in line on the left shade and was told in no uncertain terms by a woman on the right side that she was next in line. If you are going to make a line that for the next person waiting, why not stand in the middle or make two lines ? The next man and I were talking and found the system senseless. I wasn' t the only one scolded. Someone asked the employee standing there to help if there was one line or two. She said one. Makes no sense. This happened to me at another store until they reconfigured their registers. I don't think I'll shop at that particular store any more.
September 13 at 19:49 EST .

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   StormCnter  I'm with you. At least the store should set up a Wait Here sign.
September 16 at 07:15 EST .

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   MeiDei  I was in one of our chains today and they've reconfigured three of their registers - a strict 10 items or less. There's one line & you go to next available cashier ... we had 5 items too many to take advantage.
September 17 at 13:36 EST .

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   Grahamcracker posted on Coffee Klatch  I was just made aware of a Medicaid scam. My next door neighbor is Mexican. Don't know if they're citizens, but are here legally. Her mother-in-law was staying with them for a month, then went to a daughter's home a few blocks away. The MIL has cancer. She's having chemo and radiation here. Neighbor said Medicaid is paying for it. I was confused and said she lives in Mexico. Neighbor said she' s a legal resident. She comes and goes. She sure does. She comes here for benefits and then goes back to Mexico. Neighbor's father did the same thing a couple years ago. I was confused but never asked how he could be covered by Medicaid for his chemo. What seems to be happening is the adult children say they'll sponsor mami and papi. They get their green card, hop,back to Mexico and come here when they need medical care. This is wrong on so many levels. Am I the only one that didn't know about this scam?
August 16 at 19:50 EST .

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   MeiDei  You don't know how disturbing it is to read this!
August 21 at 16:10 EST .

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   Grahamcracker posted on Main Page The Lobby  Not sure which page to post this, so I'm posting here. I had a rash, went to the dermatologist. He prescribed a cream. He gave me a coupon to call a mail-order pharmacy. The cost of the cream would be $35 and would be hand-delivered. Fast forward a couple months. Still am using the cream. The dr. wrote a scrip in case I ran out before my next appointment. On a whim, I looked it up on line. The cost for this cream at CVS, Walgreens, Target was $8000. This is not a misprint. There was an article about this cream. Seems as though some company bought different meds that have no generic equivalent. This particular one raised the price 4000% in 2 years. I took the scrip to Walgreens. They said their price would be $7000! I told the dr. yesterday that I would not be refilling that scrip. He was amazed at the cost. When I tell people about this, I'm sure they will think I'm lying. I just wanted to share this utterly ridiculous experience. Thanks for listening!
July 19 at 23:19 EST .

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   MeiDei  Further to this - if you're ever in need of medical hard equipment do your cost homework before going through your insurance plan. I.e., a device I had to get - rollator - was $60-80 on-line/in store without insurance, $130 co-pay with insurance & free from St. Vincent DePaul Society used but in mint condition. Lots of charities accept nearly new medical equipment, check your area.
July 20 at 13:13 EST .

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   Grahamcracker posted on Main Page The Lobby  The past few days I've been getting the message that my saved password is different do I want to change whenever I post a comment. I have no idea what this is.
June 15 at 20:02 EST .

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   Grahamcracker posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  My husband ordered a leash from chewy.com for our kitty. He ordered a size small, but she needs a medium. He called the company for instructions on returning the item. He was told to keep it and donate it to a shelter. They then replaced the item and there was no shipping charge. Just want to let people know that Chewy is a great company! BTW, we did give the leash to the Almost Home Foundation, a wonderful rescue group in northern Illinois.
February 9 at 10:19 EST .

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   Grahamcracker posted on Sports  CUBS WIN!
November 3 at 00:44 EST .

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   MeiDei  So happy for them.
November 3 at 19:32 EST .

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