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Looks like they answered on Twitter [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Lorin
Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

Yosemite in Winter is incredibly empty. I spent a week before MLK day in the valley staying at the lodge and one random Thursday morning at 8am I walked to Bridal Veil Falls and when I realized I was alone at the base of the falls, I decided to stay… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by spinturtle, double block and bleed, jillithd, Nelson
Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

Guns save lives?
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MeFi post - 11 days ago

He invented personal computing pretty much and every nerd (especially mac nerd) loves him for it. I agree he's an extraordinarily goofy man though. But he's always been like that. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by stoneandstar
Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

pb, I don't even know where to start with this. When you first started helping out, it was a little over a year after I started doing MeFi full time and the code was absolute shit, and at first you could only work part-time one day a week to chip… [more]
favorited 109 times, recently by 6ATR, peacheater, Rhaomi, misozaki, graventy, mediareport, OnceUponATime, flibbertigibbet, bowline, GeckoDundee, scottymac, jdherg, sourcejedi, Duke999R, krinklyfig, Space Kitty, artlung, inflatablekiwi, peppermind, ocherdraco, jeri, pseudonymph, Weeping_angel, biggreenplant, halifix, Bistle, double block and bleed, cnanderson, craven_morhead, comealongpole, MuChao, cjelli, PussKillian, Orange Dinosaur Slide, hototogisu, introp, Huffy Puffy, DingoMutt, like_neon, pracowity, GenjiandProust, hippybear, rangefinder 1.4, russilwvong, wallabear, neuron, knuckle tattoos, Fig, COD, deludingmyself, Ivan Fyodorovich, cellar door, a fiendish thingy, snap, crackle and pop, adamp88, gingerest, benito.strauss, jillithd, ColdChef, ldthomps, latkes, Errant, jokeefe, minsies, sageleaf, Gorgik, tonycpsu, urbanwhaleshark, Proofs and Refutations, i feel possessed, Jacqueline, wenestvedt, jedicus, Clinging to the Wreckage, TheophileEscargot, potsmokinghippieoverlord, We had a deal, Kyle, Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug, heyho, aught, Mouse Army, Krom Tatman, prize bull octorok, villanelles at dawn, jessamyn, rtha, Rock Steady, danabanana, Pope Guilty, easily confused, Eyebrows McGee, pb, infini, Nelson, zombieflanders, twist my arm, sockermom, eamondaly, grouse, languagehat, Chrysostom, ambrosen, ignignokt, joseph conrad is fully awesome, naju, Phire, ODiV, LobsterMitten, griphus
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I noticed a friend who hit it big in the startup world didn't frivolously or conspicuously spend their money and I asked them why. They said mostly it was to make sure they would continue to have money by not spending it, but that spending big got… [more]
favorited 66 times, recently by tango!, a good beginning
Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

A huge change I went through personally a couple years ago was when I finally realized that to be happier, I didn't just have to try to make things better and hope for better luck and work hard for better outcomes, but you could also be happier if… [more]
favorited 21 times, recently by yueliang
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Thanks for filling in the blanks Jessamyn and Cortex. I talked more about the development of subsites and everyone's roles in them, walked through the whole history of the site from inception, but I think it probably bogged down the final piece in… [more]
favorited 17 times, recently by SMPA, krinklyfig, rabbitrabbit, Chipmazing, Lynsey, col_pogo, Jacqueline, kev23f, GuyZero, ignignokt, gen, Ivan Fyodorovich, marsha56, Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The, snsranch, vacapinta, AugustWest
MetaTalk comment - Last month

I thought the Star Wars kid was sweet and funny, not an object of mockery. Seeing how other people could be so vicious about him really was a turning point for me and the ironic cynicism of my generation. Yeah, I remember when Andy Baio… [more]
favorited 25 times, recently by mediareport
MeFi comment - Last month

^ that has actually happened at least a dozen times before. [more]
favorited 119 times, recently by mediareport, khedron, Orange Dinosaur Slide, hototogisu, thetarium, mrbill, adamp88, Proofs and Refutations, ThatCanadianGirl, naju, litereally
MetaTalk comment - Last month

I've never heard of ESOPs used for this kind of thing, but I'll definitely look into it. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by Tehhund, dorothyisunderwood, haltingproblemsolved, joseph conrad is fully awesome, Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The, anotherpanacea
MetaTalk comment - Last month

Ask Metafilter is Born
favorited 6 times, recently by SpacemanStix
MetaTalk post - Last month

part of why the site works is that people's names are attached to the posts, so there will not ever be an anonymous option. I'll work the questions/comments into user profiles over the next couple of weeks. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

Here's the story of where I learned to love customer service. It was 2004 and I was going to SXSW. Having recently moved to Oregon, there were no direct flights from Portland to Austin, but I found various choices of cities to stopover in. I… [more]
favorited 66 times, recently by quosimosaur
MetaTalk comment - Last month

Let me guess: mathowie recruited him and now pb is going to work at Slack. Great. Untrue. [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by double block and bleed, comealongpole, ZeusHumms, anastasiav, mrbill, Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The, wenestvedt, ThatCanadianGirl, joseph conrad is fully awesome, jessamyn
MetaTalk comment - Last month

I wish more such people were publicly humiliated for their reprehensible abusive conduct. I wrote a story on my blog about how my parents (mostly my dad, but my mom too) would beat us with a belt about once a month or so, but worse than… [more]
favorited 257 times, recently by jabah
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Every flashback about Suzanne/Crazy Eyes was heart breaking. [more]
favorited 26 times, recently by feckless fecal fear mongering
FanFare comment - 2 months ago

Movie: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
favorited 9 times, recently by sunusku
FanFare post - 2 months ago

I've played with a Vive and a few of the Oculus development kits along the way. They have tremendous promise but delivering on it is still going to be a few years away. Up until the last demos I played with last month, I'd say everything felt very… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by naju
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

█████ ████ the other day and █████ █████████ ████ took a quick look but █████ ████ and █████ ████ have never █████ in their lives. While I strive to █████ ████ in the █████ ████ the reality is ███ unfortunately. But! Not all is lost, because █████… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago


Movie: Martyrs
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FanFare post - 2 months ago

It's weird, I've come full circle on a lot of this stuff having ridden for so long. When I was young, I rode like a crazed nutball that would be hated by drivers. I ran red lights, I jumped on sidewalks and off whenever I could save more time. I used… [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by evilensky
MeFi comment - 3 months ago


Totally random, but I can't believe I instantly recognized the lead singer of Everclear showing up as a tattoo artist in a scene for 30 seconds. I haven't thought about that band in years, and for some reason I just knew, hey that's Art from… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by LizBoBiz
FanFare comment - 3 months ago

Oh snap, good eyes. The question and "answer" were posted from the exact same IP. deleted, banned. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by mecran01
MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Man, Malvo killing a dog really drove home how much of a psycho he is. I wonder what the adderall/speed is for. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by showbiz_liz
FanFare comment - 3 months ago

Ha, I can't believe I complained that the gopher server took up 2 or 3Mb of RAM, but keep in mind the first webserver for MetaFilter only had 24Mb of RAM total. [more]
favorited 31 times, recently by lorimt, pixie, Tehhund
MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Did you guys update your graphics card drivers recently? I'm not seeing what you're seeing. [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by pinothefrog
MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Here's a screenshot if you want to see what the front page of Ask MeFi looks like. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Tehhund
MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

The gopher manifesto.
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MeFi post - 3 months ago

it was taking 2 or 3 Mb of RAM to run the server, so I decided to finally drop it and removed the service. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

This reminds me of the time I had a boss that yelled at me for writing a blog post where I put -- in the middle of sentence, because it was just quick and speedy, but I should have used a proper em or en dash. So I edited the post and I think I added… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 4 months ago

I might as well mention here that I spent the last month researching this old story and I eventually located the players in it and me and a couple reporters reached out to them for comment. I really, really wanted to do a "where are they now and… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 4 months ago

Sixteen Years
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MetaTalk post - 4 months ago

My daughter played soccer with a bunch of other girls and we found out later one of the families was involved in a string of bank robberies. It's nowhere near what this person has endured, but it was really strange to think the people that brought… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

I think there needs to be shown bad intention as well which isnt clear It's crystal clear to me. You don't talk about "hand jobs" over email with people that work for you, full stop. Even if you're trying to make a dumb joke,… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

I would be curious what that definition would be "Sexual harassment is basically unwanted sexual attention being directed at people in the workplace" seems pretty clear cut to me. [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

I'm continually surprised at the outrage MetaFilter receives as a result of things that happen on other websites. No one here got her original email. No one here forwarded to a public listserv. Someone here found it already online for the world to… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

I spent 3 years of college working at pizza places on nights and weekends. Every transaction ended with "thanks, and enjoy your pizza!" as I handed them the box. I did it thousands of times over the years. Years later after I graduated… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

My wife lets our 9 year old act like a 3 year old sometimes. My daughter throws tantrums when she is really tired and short-tempered, and will literally roll around on the floor crying about how badly she wants something she has asked for and not… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Ugh, of course Jezebel links to the Mental Floss post about it, INSTEAD OF THE ACTUAL FUCKING POST ON ASK MEFI. It's like Nick Denton and everyone at Gawker go out of their way to mention the phrase "metafilter" without actually linking… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 4 months ago

IIRC, the woman that did the Indexed venn diagram jokes on Tumblr said she got a big fancy NYC book deal after it showed up on MetaFilter, and later Kottke, BoingBoing, etc. but I swear she said somewhere she got on MeFi first, and everything else… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

I would put it in a Vanguard managed fund. They're diversified and only go down in major market corrections, and it wouldn't be outlandish to see gains of 10-15% per year currently. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

1, Someone had to explain the Edward vs. Jacob thing to me. 2, I had to suppress a snarky snort. OMG I'M THE ADULT HERE. YES. THIS. I watched the first Twilight last night for the first time, and the whole time I was complaining about… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

sweetkid, here are a couple links here and here. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

falameufilho, Scott Adams draws community ire here for two reasons, one is personal taste related, the other is more philosophical. So there's the question of whether or not you find Dilbert funny. That's pure personal taste. I thought the strip… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

It's the way it is by design really, I'm not interested in giving people a way to skip reading a post, and in practice it's not that big of a deal to scroll past most short posts (the more inside ones do let you skip down a little, yeah). [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

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