Hypatia

  • Hypatia posted an update in the group Group logo of Reading ListReading List 4 days, 8 hours ago

    “Apocalypse Never: why environmental alarmism hurts us all”,Shellenberger, ISBN 9780063001695. I just finished this which i think is one of the books Seawriter recommended. Technological advances are the savior, not the destroyer, of the planet, especially nuclear power…and when we get to fusion, we shall have nothing left to wish for! Nuke power is totally clean and, if malfunctions sometimes kill people,well, so do hydroelectric dams and mining operations. Very informative climate mythbuster!
    (I’m working on another he recommended, “The Napoleonic Wars”., but I really wi…[Read more]

  • Hypatia posted an update in the group Group logo of Reading ListReading List 1 month ago

    I want to recommend two poetry collections, both of which I read straight through, like I would a novel, laughing and crying. Kipling’s “Poems and Ballads”( 1899) ISBN 9781429794053, and Masters’ “Spoon River Anthology”(1915) ISBN 9781985324350.
    About Kipling no more need be said. I think everyone in this group knows he was a great poet.
    As for Masters: I never liked “free verse”; by the time I started reading it, it had become a sloppy self-indulgent morass where you could pass off a note you mighta left on the refrigerator as a poem. IMHO just putting linebreaks into a prosy pa…[Read more]

    • We read a lot of Spoon River Anthology in high school, I suppose because Masters was a local boy. He was one of my favorites back then.

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  • Hypatia posted an update in the group Group logo of Reading ListReading List 1 month ago

    “Banished Children of Eve”, by Peter Quinn 1994, 9780670850761.
    About New York in the time of the Civil War. And abouT our Great poet and composer, Stephen Foster. I thought of it again now because it seems like an instructive and poignant backdrop to the present.

  • Hypatia posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Did you watch that series “The Terror” about one of the Arctic expeditions? As you’re saying here, they got stuck in the ice for like 2 years, lotsa ‘em went crazy.
    (And of course, we STILL don’t know much about the ocean floor…)

  • Hypatia posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    …and I hafta tell you I am now reading
    Carolyn Chute’s 2008 novel “The School on Hearts Content Road”, ebook ISBN 978155558484. And I recommend it. I kinda thought she had peaked and crashed—“Snow Man” was awful. But no!

  • Hypatia posted an update in the group Group logo of Reading ListReading List 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Has everybody read “Hillbilly Elegy” (ISBN 978-0-6-2300546) ? If not, this time when we all are mandated to feel guilty about “white privilege” would be a good time to make its acquaintance.

    PS: IF you prefer novels, read Chute’s “The Beans of Egypt, Maine” ISBN 9780156001885

    • …and I hafta tell you I am now reading
      Carolyn Chute’s 2008 novel “The School on Hearts Content Road”, ebook ISBN 978155558484. And I recommend it. I kinda thought she had peaked and crashed—“Snow Man” was awful. But no!

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  • Hypatia posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    There’s a lot about Garfield in Sarah Vowell’s book “Assassination Vacation” (2005). ISBN 0743260031
    I really like her books even though she is kinda a lefty. These days we’re heating a lot about Lafayette Park, a public area beside the White House set aside for protesters—that reminded me of another great book of hers”Lafayette in the Somewhat United States” ISBN 1594631743 (2015). She’s very funny, and in her history books she isn’t polemical about her politics.

  • Hypatia posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Yes! That is a great book!

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  • Hypatia posted an update in the group Group logo of Bug ReportsBug Reports 1 year ago

    I will pass this on to you tech genii, (although I have no idea of the significance of the information) : a few weeks ago I couldn’t get on here , and the problem was idiosyncratic to MY IPad. The reason I posted about it, instead of coming to this group, was that the only screen which would appear, transiently, was the “add new post” page. My husband “cured” my IPad by “erasing my memory and removing all cookies” , as he said. Maybe you get that, and you will be able to help some other hapless neophyte who finds herself locked out..Thanks!

    • Hyp,
      If it would help, I’d be happy to pass on name/number of my IT guy who I’ve come to rely upon as much as I do the “cable guy.” He lives in Florida but does business internationally.

      He was a techie in the Marine Corps and civilian computers are practically “busy work” for him. 🙂 There is nothing he can’t fix.

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    • See my PM for full info if and when you feel you need it. Kevin is super smart and charges $75/hr.

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  • Hypatia posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

  • Hypatia posted an update in the group Group logo of Bug ReportsBug Reports 1 year, 1 month ago

    Hey how do I get to “drafts”? I wrote a post “born to Set it Right” and I reeeely wanna publish it, but when I pressed Publish I just got the beach ball…does it still exist?

    • Yes. The post is still presently in Draft status. After you reload the Ratburger page, you should be able to go to the Dashboard (click the icon in the black bar at the top that looks like a speedometer), then select Posts/All posts in the bar at the left and you should see all of your posts including the recent draft. You can then click “Edit” beneath the title of the draft to get back to the edit window. Once there, you should be able to click the Publish button to try publishing it again. If that doesn’t work, please post a comment here and I will publish it from an…[Read more]

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    • THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

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  • Hypatia posted an update in the group Group logo of Bug ReportsBug Reports 1 year, 6 months ago

    Hello smart techies–can you tell me how to delete Notifications? I’ve got like 7K of ’em. This site is reeeeely slooooow for me now, and I wondered if that was the cause. (is it? If not, I don’t need to delete them) I went to Bulk Actions, and then Delete, and nothing happened. I s this because it can’t be done on an IPad? Thanks in advance–

    • On the main page, there is a blue circle with the number of notifications. If you click on it, you will see at the top of the list in yellow, “Mark all notifications read”. Click on that and your problem should be solved.

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    • To delete all of your notifications (read an unread):

      1. From the drop-down menu from the notifications bubble, choose the yellow “Mark all notifications read” item. This marks your notifications read and takes you to the Read Notifications page.

      2. On that page, scroll down to the bottom and click the shocking pastel pink on black “Delete All Read Notifications” button. This will pop up a dialogue asking if you really want to do this (it cannot be undone).

      3. Click OK. All of your notifications are now gone.

      This is different from Bulk Actions, which only works on…[Read more]

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    • Hypatia, do you understand this? I see you have not cleared your notifications yet. Do you need help?

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