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  1. timc

    I kindly ask you to delete my account.

    I have asked the threadstarter for more information and - very importantly - confirmation. Delete is not always an easy button to unpress. I think most people here would be agreeable to the deletion and removal (or changing) of personal information. That said, there is the issue here - and it comes up on other forums - of creating holes in the discussion and/or deleting entire threads (if the deleted account started it). GDPR (EU) and CCPA (California) can create reasonable expectations even if sites like this are not explicitly covered (not in the EU, not in California). Without doing too much technical exploration (test account and posts then testing the delete function or digging into the support forums or contacting support) a simple solution is to replace the user name with a template (UserReqDel20200217), removing any personal info accessible to admins (like email - typically that is it) and changing the password. Then any specific changes or removals can be requested (via email or some other side channel). Users can still edit most of their posts ... down to nothing.
  2. Technically, food has calories so zero is not possible. This might apply ... and good luck?!? https://www.livestrong.com/article/523013-how-many-days-can-you-survive-without-food/ Perhaps your question could be phrased differently. For example, there have been efforts to achieve USRDAs - now DRI often - see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietary_Reference_Intake ... with a minimum amount of calories using real foods. If using supplements, everything changes. A simple multivitamin might get 90% of it done (micronutrients only). Also, aren't there many caloric nutrients - or are those distinct from the micronutrients. E.g., amino acids, omega fats, fiber. The Wikipedia/DRI lists those as macronutrients: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietary_Reference_Intake#Macronutrients So, I would think ideally you want to get all of your micronutrients with your more essential (short term, at least) macronutrients: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietary_Reference_Intake#Macronutrients There may be daily meal plans/diets from members that can be dug up if that is what you want.
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    Forum Upgrade (!)

    I'll keep that suggestion in mind (warmer hues). It may be that some RGB hex color codes can be swapped easily enough, RGB --> BGR (light blues become light reds). It may not be 'warm', but a 'dark theme' was added and enabled for all users (logged in or not) - "Extra Dark" (modified from a free, downloaded theme) ... not too much blue. This is at the bottom, middle. It could use a little more contrast in some areas and I'm not sure if the color/font choices are optimal for a white-on-black theme.
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    Forum Upgrade (!)

    You are correct. That feature was on the top AND bottom of the page - and where Saul suggested (Activity) which is at the top too. I did remove it from the top (the code is just commented out - nothing is deleted) along with what they call 'breadcrumbs' : (house icon) Home > Forums > Chitchat > Forum Upgrade (!) () Unread Content () Mark site read Those are still visible at the page bottom.
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    Forum Upgrade (!)

    I am in agreement on the aesthetics. Everything in the green block above (and the white submenu just beneath) could use a refresh. It's hard to do in isolation (matching font, tab, background/gradient, logos, button colors). I just spent literally two hours trying to figure out how to put recent "Topics" above "Current Donations Goals" and "Blog Entries". These things are never where you expect them to be (I saw a magic arrow while reading your post - it wasn't a code or admin panel thing in the CMS - a GUI thingy on the live website). There will be more changes to navigation especially to re-liven some of the prior content (conference histories, resources, etc). I have found the sub-sub menus to be buggy, so I will avoid (e.g., see the main navigation button 'Activity', then 'My Activity Streams' - it can be cumbersome, IMO). Mainly the focus is still to restore functionality.
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    Forum Upgrade (!)

    There is a lot to fix up still (prior content, navigation). For now, the main page, https://www.crsociety.org goes straight to the forums. Likely, the colors/themes will be adjusted after getting navigation to old content restored. If anybody has login/display name change requests, just let me know. Send a personal message or post.
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    Forum Upgrade (!)

    One change of substance is that Invision Power has merged the "Log in name" and "Display name". For most people, this is the same thing. However, if they are different, the "Display name" is being kept (on the principle of least harm, since it is public facing). In that situation, the log in name changes to the display name.
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    Forum Upgrade (!)

    Hi All, The forum is scheduled to upgrade on either Friday, July 27th or Monday, July 30th. As this is a major revision upgrade (3.X to 4.X), this might cause a loss of access and will definitely cause a change to the look/feel including the color scheme and other aspects. Hopefully, it is back in order soon. -Tim
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    Caloric cost of thermogenesis

    Do you have a preference for constant cold exposure versus intermittent? My personal preference is for the latter but I can't speak to the health implications. I can tolerate being a rat with cold feet in a shower for about a minute but then I have to crank up the heat. Though it is about that time of year where I can end a shower with a minute of two of cold (not that cold with the underground temps ~50 F). It is very much a seasonal adjustment between the desire to gain/lose heat. A different mindset to identical conditions: It's a little cold: crank up the heat. It's a little cold: good.
  10. I'm reminded of a guy who avoids hospitals (like the plague) and his only health interventions are beer and aspirin. It's not me. I avoid both hospitals and beer.
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    People might try googling or DuckDuckgo-ing a store/manufacturer and 'class action'. For example, Safeway Select Olive Oil ‘Imported From Italy’ Class Action Settlement By Top Class Actions January 12, 2018 https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/827685-safeway-select-olive-oil-imported-from-italy-class-action-settlement/ That's 4 days!
  12. Thanks for that note - I waffled on posting this. Among other reasons, they ought to sign up here and give us THEIR email first, lol. I wouldn't recommend signing up for anything with an email address you care about (use one devoted to e-commerce and newsletters and not the last email your grandmother ever sends you before ... or a critical business correspondence). The link above is repaired (it just had some extra garbage characters). If someone does try it, maybe report back.
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    Saving a copy of a multi-page thread?

    One VERY THEORETICAL method is to change - temporarily - "Number of posts per topic page" from 20 to 700. I don't know if that would blow something up. This thread suggests print-to-pdf of each page and merging: https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/403159-can-i-export-an-entire-thread-inc-images-to-a-file/?tab=comments#comment-2502344 [this link requires a login!] Pertinent portion: I'm not aware of what software does the print merge (while maintaining text search). I've seen that in Firefox from time to time so I click on the down arrow by my log-in name and navigate to "Personal Messenger". I like Firefox but suspect it's becoming the red-headed stepchild of browsers and often might be third or fourth in testing and development of pages.
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