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favorited 115 times, recently by keds
MetaTalk post - 3 days ago

Once I have a clue what is being asked of me here, I'll get right to it. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by eamondaly
MetaTalk comment - 4 days ago

Jeez dong_resin, you request something, I do it for you, and now you want it taken back. heh. I've removed the check for your userID, but if anyone else wants to enjoy the magic dong has been experiencing for the past few days, just use this… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by riffola
MetaTalk comment - 4 days ago

Hoder reached out to me soon after he got out. He was appalled by the wide adoption of social media and didn't like how they became gatekeepers. His story is really interesting in that he went into custody right around the time blogs were at their… [more]
favorited 144 times, recently by vanar sena, jdherg, ZeusHumms, infini, neushoorn, rivenwanderer, Freen, my-username, colfax, paddingtonb, bilabial, RogueTech, SisterHavana, Atrahasis, enkiwa, thatjoachim, tizzie, metaBugs, harriet vane, The Outsider, Canageek, rum-soaked space hobo, Jpfed, lupus_yonderboy, gubo, kmartino, lalochezia, mercredi, klausness, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, madamjujujive, allkindsoftime, cosmic owl, Lapin, a fiendish thingy, Huw, omegar, joedan, anildash, MonkeyToes, runincircles, Ralston McTodd, Pallas Athena, humph, avian carrier, the cydonian, bubukaba, You Can't Tip a Buick, RakDaddy, MeatLightning, borborygmi, chrchr, Megami, Mister Cheese, kaibutsu, migurski, motty, litleozy, jenfullmoon, Kat Allison, adamsc, Don Don, erisfree, humanfont, Pope Guilty, Homeboy Trouble, Kadin2048, Chichibio, an animate objects, seyirci, Anhedonic Donkey, fatehunter, xqwzts, gregglind, Jubal Kessler, Brainy, hopeless romantique, Tsuga, thetarium, Devils Rancher, andraste, tonycpsu, thelonius, pjern, FireballForever, JoeXIII007, Small Dollar, jokeefe, hydropsyche, rlk, maxwelton, honest knave, zeypher, wanderingmind, languagehat, matrixclown, Cash4Lead, fermion, kilo hertz, oulipian, Naamah, oneswellfoop, TheophileEscargot, Faint of Butt, Coaticass, oh hey, fraula, CrystalDave, halifix, colt45, Harvey Kilobit, Hactar, saulgoodman, penduluum, ryanshepard, Numenius, lokta, Spathe Cadet, ArbitraryAndCapricious, mothershock, Matt Oneiros, holgate, j_curiouser, The Bellman, leotrotsky, zombieflanders, advil, boo_radley, frenetic, DingoMutt, zachlipton, graventy, jjwiseman
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

I like to think I'm pretty good at making good looking presentations and I would say it's easier than you think with Keynote on any Mac. Looking at that entire presentation you can replicate it with just a few steps: 1. Create a new blank… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Snerd, bluefly
Ask MeFi comment - 8 days ago

Drugs like this become a bit of an arms race. What do you do when all your classmates are taking Provigil and are more prepared for exams than you are? Ever since I was a kid, I've always dreamed of having a magical clock that stops time. I… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Just this guy, y'know
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

How do you train for cyclocross races?
favorited 4 times, recently by Spumante
Ask MeFi post - 11 days ago

Why are Nissan Leafs so cheap?
favorited 19 times, recently by nicolin
Ask MeFi post - 12 days ago

Yay! When I asked to bow out of the podcast to catch up on work for a while, my first choice was Coldchef so seeing this pop up today in my podcast client was a total treat. I can't wait to listen to it on the way home tonight, thanks for… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by Orange Dinosaur Slide, marsha56, h00py, joseph conrad is fully awesome, ColdChef
MetaTalk comment - 4 weeks ago

Yeah, the Jezebel article paints a different picture of the story from the Daily Beast and Newspaper op-ed for me. They talked to three accusers, it sounds pretty damning. While the guy can show some flirty texts after the incident, someone that… [more]
favorited 23 times, recently by adrienneleigh
MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

How to Make an Accused Rapist Look Good [more]
favorited 37 times, recently by adrienneleigh
MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I was having a hard time understanding the general fascination with a minority of cases An added tough aspect of discussing edge cases is that they're often about very nuanced positions and situations. Obvious situations are… [more]
favorited 17 times, recently by adrienneleigh
MetaTalk comment - 4 weeks ago

TIL I say "whaaaaaaat?!" a lot. :) I LOVED all the crazy wooden dowel stories and cemetery stuff, I've wandered around many New Orleans graveyards but had no idea (I had heard many stories about rising water tables and trouble keeping… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by marsha56, MonkeyToes, shiu mai baby, ColdChef, Lyn Never, jessamyn
MetaTalk comment - 4 weeks ago

Movie: Wet Hot American Summer
favorited 1 time, recently by Navelgazer
FanFare post - Last month

I finally saw this after a week of not being able to and I enjoyed the hell out of it. There were so many great parts to it, but most of it was so ridiculous and infectious that I can't imagine anyone coming away from the theater without a smile on… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by jeoc, Lexica, mostly vowels, SeedStitch
FanFare comment - Last month

No Evidence
favorited 51 times, recently by zadcat
MeFi post - Last month

9: ColdChef goes six feet under
favorited 34 times, recently by shiu mai baby
MetaTalk post - Last month

Harassment is different in kind now and needs to be talked about and understood if solutions are going to be found. Yeah, and that makes me think of things like reddit and their mantras about a commitment to "free speech" and… [more]
favorited 23 times, recently by adrienneleigh
MeFi comment - Last month

Sixteen Years
favorited 587 times, recently by tvler
MetaTalk post - Last month


holgate, I too only heard of the dissolve on the day it closed and that chilled me to the bone. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by bilabial, Anhedonic Donkey, Brainy, oceanjesse, bitterpants, not_that_epiphanius, holgate
MeFi comment - Last month

He compares his situation to the Qur'anic story of the Seven Sleepers Yeah, I read that, but I meant he like really lived it, so it made the metaphor a real one. I thought by the end of the article he might try to tie the few… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by zabuni, daq
MeFi comment - Last month

Bob was one of the string of longtime users here that taught me patience and how we should always give people second chances. My earliest memories of him were from some fairly argumentative emails calling me all sorts of nasty names that he sent, and… [more]
favorited 24 times, recently by mpc
MetaTalk comment - Last month

Yay! I knew it was this week, but thought it was a few days away still until a friend reminded me out of the blue and wished me a happy birthday. Happy Birthday MeFi! Wow 16! You're getting so big. Are you getting even taller than last time I saw… [more]
favorited 22 times, recently by cozenedindigo, PeteTheHair, olya, arcticseal, brina, MsVader, SarahElizaP, rtha, h00py, zarq, pmcp, ewagoner, languagehat, ocherdraco, Jubal Kessler, yhbc, Orange Dinosaur Slide, yasaman, Rock Steady, angelchrys, pxe2000, cortex
MeFi comment - Last month

I wanted to unveil the new site for memories we've been collecting for the past two weeks (yes, you can still post one if you missed the deadline). In other words: YES, I FINALLY TRACKED DOWN THE DOMAIN SQUATTER OWNERS OF CAT-SCAN.COM AND PAID… [more]
favorited 342 times, recently by saulgoodman
MeFi comment - Last month

Final update from the OP:My brother-in-law eventually followed through on rehab and has been sober for two and a half years. He got a promotion at work and is now an instructor in his field. He and my sister now have a four-year old boy and a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

A bunch of stuff off the top of my head: stick to buying no more expensive than 3x your combined annual income. It's worked for generations and even in a bubble, it keeps things in check. You will never get in over your head if you stick to this rule… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

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 - Last month

I love that this joke got resurrected this week out of nowhere, and that there are still new people that haven't heard the joke before. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

30: Punched in the dick
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MetaTalk post - Last month

I forgot to mention the plot follows the first Matrix movie almost exactly. When Wolverine goes back in time, they have to "hold" him in a secret lair, but then they get attacked, and then they have to wrestle with fighting attackers in the… [more]
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FanFare comment - Last month

Oh man I CAN'T WAIT for this. [more]
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FanFare comment - Last month

I've deleted several dozen comments that mentioned "overlords" or "vibrating" and still it continues to get mileage. It's a perfect example of how comedy doesn't scale well. That 'All your base' thing was hilarious the first… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

Those spinner bots are going to go far once they get their thing up to speed. That Tombstone looked unstoppable. [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 months ago

These are all real people Yep, the most disturbing part of listening to the show for me is that no matter what happens, Hae is never coming back. I'm not sure if Adnan is 100% innocent but it certainly sounds like there are grounds to… [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 months ago

RIP Bill Zeller
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MetaTalk post - 2 months ago

GEL is like a poor man's TED. I've gone twice and will likely go every year I can going forward. It's just a bunch of fun talks on some aspect of experience design. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Tonight? Here in this thread? You alllll get gold stars, baby. 2011 is going to get a lot better from here on out. [more]
favorited 139 times
MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Someone wanted to post this anonymously, so I'll go ahead and copy what they wrote me: My mother was your wife. A few years ago, after my parents had been married for nearly 35 unhappy years, she died of cancer because her illness had progressed over… [more]
favorited 34 times
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Oh shit, retired tag, y'all [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Yeah, I'll keep doing the podcasts in the future. And spoiler alert: about five minutes in, we finally start talking about my new job at Slack (and what Slack is, what it does, what I will do, etc) [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

also: bribes [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Holy shit, I made SO MANY dot-matrix banners in PrintShop on my c64. I think my parents returned home to find them on the garage door constantly in about 1983. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Sr. Cardoso, this is Matt, reporting for final duty. ░░░░░F░E░E░L░░T░H░E░░░░ ▀██▀─▄███▄▀██─██▀██▀▀█ ─██─▐██─██▌██─██─██▄█─ ─██─▐██─██▌▐█▄█▌─██▀█─ ▄██▄█▀███▀──▀█▀─▄██▄▄█ [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Wendell's right, it's a great place to masterbate. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago


Also someone threatened to sue me on sweepstakes/lottery rules if I ever did it again. :( [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

That was incredible TV, really courageous stuff to break from a comedy show formula. I thought my TiVo was broken when it said a single Louie episode was 1hr and 34min long - and I couldn't believe he basically made an entire film out of one episode… [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 months ago


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