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I'm curious in hearing your updates and hopefully... 14,182 Views / 339 Replies  
I'm curious in hearing your updates and hopefully good news. My 2 year old's speech is a bit delayed so we are looking into hearing tests and potentially speech therapy.

I find it very...
Posted by SSharon, on Nov 14, 2015 at 08:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks, that was exactly the image in my head... 1,472 Views / 32 Replies  
Thanks, that was exactly the image in my head when I was typing my post.
Posted by SSharon, on Oct 28, 2015 at 03:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For me the forum is always multi-tasked with... 1,472 Views / 32 Replies  
For me the forum is always multi-tasked with watching TV or something. I've never told my friends "hey, I can't meet you for dinner because someone on the Internet is wrong about something and I...
Posted by SSharon, on Oct 27, 2015 at 11:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Surely there are other times of day when you're... 1,472 Views / 32 Replies  
Surely there are other times of day when you're not at work that you could be here?
Posted by SSharon, on Oct 26, 2015 at 12:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The more things change the more they stay the... 1,742 Views / 49 Replies  
The more things change the more they stay the same. I get annoyed when people of my parents' generation make fun of me for not knowing anyone's phone numbers. I respond that my generation probably...
Posted by SSharon, on Oct 21, 2015 at 11:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
https://xkcd.com/1227/ 1,742 Views / 49 Replies  
https://xkcd.com/1227/
Posted by SSharon, on Oct 20, 2015 at 08:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Welcome home and kudos for doing things the right... 590 Views / 11 Replies  
Welcome home and kudos for doing things the right way and dealing with all the bureaucracy and paperwork to get your fiance here.
Posted by SSharon, on Oct 13, 2015 at 09:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm so sorry to hear the news of your loss and... 1,221 Views / 26 Replies  
I'm so sorry to hear the news of your loss and truly appreciate you taking the time and emotional energy to post here. I hope you find some comfort in knowing that ebuddy impacted the lives of...
Posted by SSharon, on Sep 6, 2015 at 10:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Random thought: If I own a song in iTunes and it... 1,297 Views / 35 Replies  
Random thought: If I own a song in iTunes and it comes up in iTunes radio I shouldn't be penalized for skipping it.

I switch between my music library, iTunes Radio, and Amazon Prime Music.
Posted by SSharon, on Jun 7, 2015 at 02:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How could I be so foolish!? Would I wear them... 24,113 Views / 668 Replies  
How could I be so foolish!? Would I wear them both on the same wrist or one on each?
But really, I can't be the only one here that carries two phones.
Posted by SSharon, on Apr 26, 2015 at 09:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't get why airlines obsess over the weight... 416 Views / 15 Replies  
I don't get why airlines obsess over the weight of baggage but not passengers. It seems far more logical to have flat fare for a flight, maybe based on distance, and then an additional fee per pound...
Posted by SSharon, on Apr 26, 2015 at 09:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The more I see pictures of the watch the more I... 24,113 Views / 668 Replies  
The more I see pictures of the watch the more I kind of want one. I don't really have a need for it, and it's expensive, and I'd like to wait until version 2, but I think it is at least worth...
Posted by SSharon, on Apr 26, 2015 at 09:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Fixed that for you. Anyway, the question in... 416 Views / 15 Replies  
Fixed that for you.

Anyway, the question in this thread isn't so simple. Many people travel for business and their employers require them to take the cheapest flight. The will of the consumer is...
Posted by SSharon, on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm confused. Is that supposed to be an example... 24,113 Views / 668 Replies  
I'm confused. Is that supposed to be an example of what a $10k watch should look like? The mustard yellow numbers just don't do it for me.
Posted by SSharon, on Apr 22, 2015 at 04:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Having grown up in Skokie I think this will be a... 378 Views / 2 Replies  
Having grown up in Skokie I think this will be a matter of trial and error and personal preference.

Do you use Waze as a GPS app?
Posted by SSharon, on Apr 21, 2015 at 04:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yea, I just paid one of those fees this week. ... 1,297 Views / 32 Replies  
Yea, I just paid one of those fees this week. The extra $2 to renew my car's registration online was worth it to not have to mail a check or drive to the DMV.
Posted by SSharon, on Mar 30, 2015 at 11:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What type of stuff do you like to read? Anything... 977 Views / 27 Replies  
What type of stuff do you like to read? Anything like Shadow Divers or Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!? If so, please share some recommendations.
Posted by SSharon, on Mar 8, 2015 at 11:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Religious (by which I mean observant, since I... 6,251 Views / 317 Replies  
Religious (by which I mean observant, since I don't want to imply that not following strict laws makes you less religious or less spiritual in any way) Jews do themselves the disservice.

The...
Posted by SSharon, on Mar 4, 2015 at 11:23 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I tried audiobooks a number of years ago and they... 977 Views / 27 Replies  
I tried audiobooks a number of years ago and they just aren't for me. They don't put me to sleep, but I can't stay focused on them and lose interest in the story. I've been listening to podcasts...
Posted by SSharon, on Mar 4, 2015 at 11:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I read the article, but I have a hard time... 6,251 Views / 317 Replies  
I read the article, but I have a hard time believing it. The thought of a country shooting down an ally's planes doesn't sit right. The US wouldn't be able to keep it a secret and nobody would...
Posted by SSharon, on Mar 4, 2015 at 09:50 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Unfortunately, I think the Jews have done a... 6,251 Views / 317 Replies  
Unfortunately, I think the Jews have done a disservice to themselves by isolating themselves from secular America. Many people have minimal interactions with religious Jews because the religious...
Posted by SSharon, on Mar 3, 2015 at 07:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
After hearing some bad news from my sister... 1,410 Views / 46 Replies  
After hearing some bad news from my sister earlier today (a classmate of hers passed away in her sleep) it is really a relief to hear some good news even if I don't know you personally.

Having...
Posted by SSharon, on Mar 2, 2015 at 10:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wishing and praying for the best. Sadly, I... 1,410 Views / 46 Replies  
Wishing and praying for the best.
Sadly, I have too many friends who have had their infants in the hospital recently. As a religious person, it really challenges one's faith and I wouldn't blame...
Posted by SSharon, on Mar 1, 2015 at 06:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for sharing. I guess I can delete... 523 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks for sharing.

I guess I can delete the TUAW app now too.
Posted by SSharon, on Feb 9, 2015 at 01:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I read TUAW regularly, so I'm sad to see it go,... 523 Views / 6 Replies  
I read TUAW regularly, so I'm sad to see it go, but it left a fair amount to be desired.

Most major news sources report on Apple often so I didn't need it for news and the articles were...
Posted by SSharon, on Feb 9, 2015 at 12:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We (the West) can't just let the ME sort itself... 6,251 Views / 317 Replies  
We (the West) can't just let the ME sort itself out because it won't happen in a vacuum. They will continue to kill innocent people and it's morally wrong to just watch it happen. There are too...
Posted by SSharon, on Jan 26, 2015 at 01:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Have the prices been announced? I like the... 24,113 Views / 668 Replies  
Have the prices been announced?
I like the idea of a smart watch, but won't pay an arm and a leg to get one regardless of who makes it.
Posted by SSharon, on Jan 26, 2015 at 12:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
6 months for sure. There's a lot of dust to... 1,015 Views / 23 Replies  
6 months for sure. There's a lot of dust to settle for something like this.

Have you considered asking your attorney whether it matters if you are divorced before or after your father in law...
Posted by SSharon, on Jan 25, 2015 at 11:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How about a D7000 for $630? Nikon D7000 DSLR... 1,551 Views / 35 Replies  
How about a D7000 for $630?
Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera with 18140mm VR Lens Black 13310 - Best Buy...
Posted by SSharon, on Jan 11, 2015 at 05:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I use my iPhone exclusively now that its quality... 1,551 Views / 35 Replies  
I use my iPhone exclusively now that its quality is on par with the Canon point and shoot I purchased a few years ago.

I'm in the market for a lower end DSLR (Nikon D3300/5300 or Canon T5i), but...
Posted by SSharon, on Jan 5, 2015 at 07:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I still laugh every time I see that image. 529 Views / 11 Replies  
I still laugh every time I see that image.
Posted by SSharon, on Jan 1, 2015 at 10:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This isn't exactly true. Blind screening for... 938 Views / 54 Replies  
This isn't exactly true. Blind screening for illness doesn't have nearly the same accuracy as when there are specific indicators that there is a problem. I'd have to dig it up, but I recall reading...
Posted by SSharon, on Jan 1, 2015 at 01:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Really? Is that kind of like scanners that throw... 11,042 Views / 251 Replies  
Really? Is that kind of like scanners that throw up errors if you try to scan currency?
Posted by SSharon, on Jan 1, 2015 at 12:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yea, it's a sore subject. I grew up outside... 3,638 Views / 117 Replies  
Yea, it's a sore subject. I grew up outside Chicago, but my wife is from NJ and so here I am.
Posted by SSharon, on Jan 1, 2015 at 12:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Happy new year and thank you to my generous... 428 Views / 6 Replies  
Happy new year and thank you to my generous employer that gave us Friday off with week.
Posted by SSharon, on Jan 1, 2015 at 12:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So I guess it doesn't address this directly, but... 3,638 Views / 117 Replies  
So I guess it doesn't address this directly, but after so many poor experiences with frozen pizza I just overbuy fresh pizza from my local establishments and freeze the extras. My local businesses...
Posted by SSharon, on Dec 31, 2014 at 11:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's a big 4 consulting company so it isn't out... 922 Views / 19 Replies  
It's a big 4 consulting company so it isn't out of the question for them to pay moving expenses.... The group I work for is considered a national practice and since the consultants travel to the...
Posted by SSharon, on Dec 28, 2014 at 02:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I not only have my Apple stickers since 1994, but... 846 Views / 17 Replies  
I not only have my Apple stickers since 1994, but plenty of the old Think Different ads saved away somewhere as if they weren't printed by the trillion.
Posted by SSharon, on Dec 26, 2014 at 07:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If that's how many are tucked away in a drawer I... 846 Views / 17 Replies  
If that's how many are tucked away in a drawer I can only imagine how many are actually in use. I'm guessing at least 2 for every room in the house.
Posted by SSharon, on Dec 25, 2014 at 11:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I read the statement about offensive security... 922 Views / 19 Replies  
I read the statement about offensive security more broadly and literally. For example, why don't we use a virus to inform users with hacked computers that they have been hacked and are part of a...
Posted by SSharon, on Dec 25, 2014 at 08:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
At least in the US, the laws are pretty clear... 922 Views / 19 Replies  
At least in the US, the laws are pretty clear about offensive white hat hacking. Kind of a shame if you ask me.

The job I have isn't really offensive or defensive though. Many privacy risk...
Posted by SSharon, on Dec 25, 2014 at 09:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
At this point I think I've been listening for so... 922 Views / 19 Replies  
At this point I think I've been listening for so long that I'm accustomed to his quirks. I'm not sure when you heard the criticism, but he has certainly changed quite a bit from the first episodes. ...
Posted by SSharon, on Dec 22, 2014 at 09:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Enjoy the new ride. I don't know BMWs well at... 2,532 Views / 88 Replies  
Enjoy the new ride. I don't know BMWs well at all, what year is that M3?

(The place is getting so slow here that even I started a thread (with a job offer!) and I do that about once a year if that...
Posted by SSharon, on Dec 22, 2014 at 08:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well put. I wish this sentiment applied to... 630 Views / 35 Replies  
Well put. I wish this sentiment applied to everyone on every forum.
Posted by SSharon, on Dec 22, 2014 at 08:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Thanks for the suggestion! I listened/watched... 922 Views / 19 Replies  
Thanks for the suggestion!
I listened/watched to half an episode today and it wasn't bad. Definitely more on the news side and less technical than security now though that could just be the random...
Posted by SSharon, on Dec 22, 2014 at 08:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Where do you generally get your news and tips... 922 Views / 19 Replies  
Where do you generally get your news and tips from? I get a fair amount of news from places like arstechnica and for technical background I've listened to the podcast Security Now since episode 1.
...
Posted by SSharon, on Dec 22, 2014 at 09:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Privacy and Data Protection as a Career 922 Views / 19 Replies  
I work as a consultant for a large consulting company doing privacy and data protection risk assessments. Given the recent data breaches and media attention to privacy matters, the industry is...
Posted by SSharon, on Dec 21, 2014 at 11:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think many of my positions have shifted... 630 Views / 35 Replies  
I don't think many of my positions have shifted dramatically, but they have been reinforced through discussions here.

The only position that has measurably changed would be about gun ownership. ...
Posted by SSharon, on Dec 20, 2014 at 09:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think there was a graphic of some sort showing... 702 Views / 5 Replies  
I think there was a graphic of some sort showing how much money you would have made had you purchased apple stock instead of apple products like the ipod.

Yep, this is what I was thinking of:...
Posted by SSharon, on Dec 20, 2014 at 09:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I stayed at a Doubletree last night and got 0.6... 768 Views / 14 Replies  
I stayed at a Doubletree last night and got 0.6 megabits from the hotel wifi, 0.9 megabits from attwifi, and 30 megabits from AT&T LTE. The problem is that I wanted to watch something on Amazon...
Posted by SSharon, on Dec 11, 2014 at 05:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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