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Josh covered much of what I wanted to share, but I wanted to add my angle on the transfer. I ran MeFi day-to-day for 16 years but by the end, I was pretty well ground down. Over the years, a combo of depression, exhaustion, and anxiety from… [more]
favorited 403 times, recently by TravellingCari, stoneegg21, etaoin, numaner, bluedaisy, cvp
MetaTalk comment - 6 ¼ hours ago

I just realized by having all the folding wire parts on the outside, they won't get tangled in long hair when opening/closing the umbrella either. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by photoelectric
MeFi comment - Yesterday


Holy cow, thanks for this mbrubeck! I've been trying out dozens of extensions all morning, but this tweak (anywhere from 60-80) seems to do the trick. Oddly, it only works if I use the spacebar to scroll down a screen. If I use a funnction+down arrow… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by ambrosen, danhon
Ask MeFi comment - 7 days ago

Why do you want to know this information? Sounds like you're solving a larger problem. Two reasons. One, my partner is 1 full foot shorter than I am, and regularly says various showers don't get hot enough, so I'm curious if that's… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by meggan, kaneko, samthemander, Pandora Kouti, at
Ask MeFi comment - 9 days ago

I forgot I had an infrared thermometer for cooking reasons. So I did some experiments just now. Filling up a plastic cup, dumping it out, and waiting until it was half full or fully full consistently gave a temp of 105ºF at the very top of the… [more]
favorited 18 times, recently by mollweide, Juffo-Wup, Lynsey, 6ATR, rachaelfaith, Just this guy, y'know, grahamparks, kaneko, salvia, Ender's Friend, jedicus, msittig, hydra77, samthemander, sheldman, Pandora Kouti, correcaminos, mbrubeck
Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago


Assume room temps? I realized I didn't have a thermometer that could measure even 1-2º of difference. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by bondcliff
Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Nope, I was being accused of very specific behavior where genders were important, which wouldn't be the case if they matched up. I'm done talking about this silly derail now. [more]
favorited 16 times, recently by zarq
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Would you have backed down if Scott Aaaronson had dropped in to shit on our community, and then threw an online hissy fit if you deleted his comment? I doubt it. It would not have been literally a man in control with power deleting a… [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by zarq
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

That reads sort of weird. No one else was online at the time. I would have deleted her comment and let her whine on twitter as much as she wanted because that's the way things like that are usually handled Yeah, I… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by zarq
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Just to sum some things up (sorry to derail this further), but I was working that thread for 16hrs yesterday, and there were a lot of deletions in order to keep it from being about people dumping on shanley. She showed up, it got flagged to high… [more]
favorited 47 times, recently by zarq
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I liked the build-up of the painful push to a launch day demo, but it was kind of a bummer there was no pay-off at the end, that the demo descended into chaos and that was it (which was funny, but still I wondered where the story was going to go)… [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by cjelli
FanFare comment - 4 weeks ago

^ that has actually happened at least a dozen times before. [more]
favorited 120 times, recently by duende
MetaTalk comment - Last month


Final update from the OP:Matt got in touch and said “so, with the benefit of hindsight, how do you get a job at public radio?” So, I decided to compile a six point list that reflects my experiences in public radio. [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by Mchelly
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I loved GLOW so much more than I expected, and finished them all within a 24hr period. I desperately want to see more seasons and stories. I loved all the touching parts when people connected and I wept when Allison Brie and Betty Gilpin first got… [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by Fig, petebest
FanFare comment - Last month

I guess we should finally do a max character count on posts. PLEASE USE LESS THAN 10,000 ANGRY CHARACTERS IN YOUR POSTS. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by ®@
MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

The most incredible part to me as a photographer is he captured the scenes exactly. It's really difficult to see a scene, go back to it, and not only find the exact spot to recapture it, but also know the precise length lens and zoom level to get… [more]
favorited 35 times, recently by kev23f, alrightokay, cheapskatebay, MrVisible, Illusory contour, drinkyclown, Iris Gambol, Snarl Furillo, nev, allthinky, Handcoding, Short Attention Sp, JoeXIII007, blueberry, primethyme, thetarium, whuppy, The corpse in the library, Flower Grower, BeeDo, nikoniko, crazy with stars, scottatdrake, fermion, TWinbrook8, genpfault, Kriesa, adamg, Grither, Abehammerb Lincoln, ZaphodB, qxntpqbbbqxl, tonycpsu, octothorpe, jeff-o-matic
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

With all due respect, Matt, and out of sheer curiousity, why do you do this each year? In 1999, I didn't post to the site, and many people made their sites dark that day. I'm guessing Brad Graham noticed this and thought it'd be more useful… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by vanderwal
MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

The other thing I'm really worried about is his hosting account and domains. I would guess he was the computer nerd in the family, so what do we do and who do we contact to try and keep his tech stuff up to date? [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by vanderwal
MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

That's the best thing ever. Who knew text here could come alive? [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by ShawnStruck
MeFi comment - 2 months 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 70 times, recently by wenestvedt
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

[remembers to copy and paste graduate thesis the next time a thread about trace metals transport in lake ecosystems comes up] [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by 1970s Antihero
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I love this 90s resurgence of the original RAV4. There are loads of people on YouTube building rock crawlers out of the short 2-door original models. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by tobascodagama, timshel
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I found a stockpile of stickers that I handed over to Josh when I was cleaning out some old papers last week! [more]
favorited 51 times, recently by stoneegg21, numaner
MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Sixteen Years
favorited 588 times, recently by numaner
MetaTalk post - 2 months ago

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]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

As for the maid, I have someone lined up once I get Amy's ER/hospital/ambulance bills paid. How much do you owe on that? I have some of the profits from the tshirt sales sitting in paypal and could easily slide some over to help offset… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months 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]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

2. Matt, host #mefi or don't host it. Don't host it but threaten to take it away every single time a #mefi member does something you don't like. This is the first time I've threatened to take the chat server offline on the website. I've… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Her job is to be decorative, not insightful. Frankly, I've heard plenty of CEOs and politicians and priests spout platitudes just as content-free, as constructed from a string of cliches. Many people's jobs are not to enlighten, but just to look… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago


Shit. Given the mix of numbers when the database was shared with MetaTalk that goes up to almost 8,000 total records, that means moving the random number generator that is currently at "1 to infinity" to "3705 to infinite" still… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 4 months ago

Cat-Scan.com
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MeFi post - 4 months ago


Movie: Chef
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FanFare post - 4 months ago

Movie: Carnival of Souls
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FanFare post - 4 months ago

Top Secret Recipes
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MeFi post - 5 months ago

I found the family dynamics really intense, a little hard to watch Yeah, the part about the kids not recognizing their father since he worked so hard was distressing and didn't play off like a funny little anecdote to me. It seemed Jiro… [more]
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FanFare comment - 5 months ago

So the next logical step is what? FBI tracking everyone's VISA purchases? My Safeway shopping club card? Every email and IM I've ever sent and every web page I've ever visited? Hey, anything for some security, right? [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I have the recent comments only reach back as many days as you show in your personal display settings. I didn't want it to search all the way back in time because it would be extra work to check all 15,000 links for a new comment. In other news,… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

The term "mansplain" is insulting to men. I disagree wholeheartedly. It's funny in the same way that "Male Answer Syndrome" is funny. It has a ring of truth to it, highlights a viewpoint many men never considered, and… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

From the OP:I went to the venue and while they would not allow for a payment plan, they did allow me to change my contract - pro tip for anyone else following in my footsteps, it was only because I got in early, it gets tougher to change and they… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

[this is a little confusing, but FanFare is new, TV shows vary greatly, so I think it's ok in this case to combine the two into one as long as the next episode is numbered 27] [more]
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FanFare comment - 5 months ago


Gag me with a spoon
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MeFi post - 6 months ago


This is a feature not a bug [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 6 months ago


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