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Sat Dec 6

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 10:50 AM

Re: A Calorie is not a Calorie: Sugar and Fructo

It simply provides a smoke screen to obscure the obvious.....it's energy balance. a.k.a. cals in vs. cals out and quality of the whole diet.

After having devoted three hours of my life to watching these videos, which did refresh some [more]

Fri Dec 5

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 2:09 AM

Re: A Calorie is not a Calorie: Sugar and Fructose

An informative set of videos

Indeed they were interesting and informative. I just got done watching all almost three hours of the two videos, and I'm glad I did, thanks for posting! I didn't really get the impression that he was [more]

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martybl replied to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 1:15 AM

Re: iOS 8 and BMW audio

No problems except that I can no longer use the controls in my 2011 BMW to initiate audio playback.

I've got almost the identical combination and haven't had problems. I've got an iPhone 5 running iOS 8.1.1 connected to my 2011 ///M3 [more]

Thu Dec 4

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 10:19 PM

Re: walnuts and walnut oil

Getting text from a greyling second-hand, I can only say this.

I think it's entirely possible that if you respond to a post without reading it, you'll miss some of the subtleties of that post. Further, as someone who's never [more]

Tue Nov 25

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 6:38 PM

Re: testosterone update

Going to a gym/getting a personal trainer, which he also refuses despite my concern that he will get flabby from testosterone . . .

Going to a gym is undoubtedly good, whatever you do once you get there, but not all exercise is [more]

Fri Nov 14

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 7:29 PM

Re: testosterone reaction

I note that his testosterone is actually dangerously low and we may not have time to try methods that will take months to work.

I don't think that there IS such a thing as a "dangerously low" testosterone level, in [more]

Thu Nov 13

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 11:31 PM

Re: testosterone reaction

[M]y husband's testosterone was very low (not normal old-man low; lower). . . SO he started Axiron testosterone gel yesterday

Has he tried non-pharmacologic measures to increase his testosterone level prior to starting pharmacologic [more]

Mon Nov 10

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martybl replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:33 PM

Re: Got to love it here in AZ

A law that violates federal law is dead the first time it hits the courts.

I don't think that, read carefully, Proposition 122 is in conflict with federal law. By its terms it only applies to laws that are unconstitutional as a matter [more]

Wed Nov 5

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martybl replied to the Photography board. 8:38 PM

Re: Zoom lenses

My gear is better than Ansel Adams gear and my photos aren't, so it's not an equipment failure.

This cliche is one that's repeated over and over, [more]

Tue Nov 4

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 9:44 PM

Re: The HOW vs. WHY Of Getting Fat

The problem with quoting a comedian's POV...

Another humorist's take on weight and health, Gene Weingarten in the Washington Post, [more]

Sun Nov 2

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martybl replied to the Apple board. 7:06 PM

Re: The Z3 compact

[T]he phone that Forbes calls "the iPhone slayer".

What frustrates me about reviews like your post and the linked review are that they treat phones as stand-alone devices, rather than as part of an "ecosystem." In [more]

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martybl replied to the Photography board. 6:25 PM

Re: Lens cleaning

A DSLR with self cleaning is wonderful!!!

The 1D Mark IV has this feature, and I STILL manage to get junk on the sensor periodically. My last vacation was to Maui, and the sand has the ability to get everywhere.

I had [more]

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martybl replied to the Photography board. 12:21 PM

Re: Lens cleaning

How is it a downside to digital vs film photography?

The sensor on the film camera was the film itself - even if you got dirt or debris on the film, the sensor would change with each shot. Also, the body was much more open, so that we [more]

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martybl replied to the Photography board. 11:26 AM

Re: Lens cleaning

I have it narrowed down to the image sensor, which makes me nervous!

One of the few downsides to digital photography. I've had to have my sensors cleaned several times, and it's a chore that I defer to the camera shops. Any good [more]

Wed Oct 29

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martybl replied to the Apple board. 12:39 PM

Re: Today's Apple Pay v. CurrentC links

They don't care about you

My favorite, from Gizmodo, "[A] few big retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, and CVS want to blow the whole thing up and replace it with something shi*****, because they don't care about you at all." [more]

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martybl replied to the Alternative Medicine board. 4:01 AM

Re: prostate health

. . . enlarged prostate. . . Any men (or SOs) here coping with this?

I'm in my late 50's, and having typical, moderately severe BPH symptoms including nocturia, frequency, urgency, and incomplete emptying. I'd rather live with them [more]

Mon Oct 27

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martybl replied to the Apple board. 7:01 PM

Re: Are retailers closing ranks on Apple?

Everything about this service is wrong. . . I'm predicting that CurrentC will be about as stillborn as the Amazon Fire Phone.

I'm a little bit of a Trekkie, and the Apple Pay vs. CurrentC kerfuffle reminds me of "The Cloud [more]

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martybl replied to the Apple board. 8:51 AM

Re: Battery Life - Z3 compact vs. Iphone 6

[B]attery life is critical to the customer experience, and the iPhone 6's (and 5s', 5's, 4s', 4's....) battery is just unsatisfactory.
It imposes substantial practical restrictions on everyday use.


I've been using iPhones for over [more]

Sun Oct 26

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martybl replied to the Apple board. 11:26 AM

Re: Retailer Centric Payment Method - CurrentC

Yeah, no thanks.

Gizmodo's take on CurrentC, "its existence stands to slow down Apple Pay—and other NFC payment solutions—significantly, without providing any clear gain to consumers. The real question may not be if it'll take [more]

Fri Oct 24

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martybl replied to the Apple board. 1:45 AM

Re: Walmart Rejects Apple Pay...For Now...

I hate Walmart as a company, but it's pretty stunning to me people thumbing their nose at the "Apple" of brick and mortar retail and stomping their feet insisting, Walmart doesn't know what they are doing.

No doubt that [more]

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