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I guess we should finally do a max character count on posts. PLEASE USE LESS THAN 10,000 ANGRY CHARACTERS IN YOUR POSTS. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 days 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 - 11 days 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]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks 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]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago


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

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]
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FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

[remembers to copy and paste graduate thesis the next time a thread about trace metals transport in lake ecosystems comes up] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks 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]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks 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, halifix, monologish, heathrowga, insoluble uncertainty
MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

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 402 times, recently by stoneegg21, etaoin, numaner, bluedaisy, cvp, sexymofo, allthinky, syzygy, asteria, sotonohito, oh posey, ceejaytee, trillian, pianoboy, halifix, monocultured, ashirys, polychora, honest knave, Spatch, bizzyb, getawaysticks, bstreep, artificialard, blasser duenner Junge, hamandcheese, plonkee, inatizzy, cosmic.osmo, mcbeth, megob, smirkette, Lesser Spotted Potoroo, Inkslinger, olya, Julnyes, khedron, heathrowga, cman, RedOrGreen, insoluble uncertainty, bird internet, ob
MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Sixteen Years
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MetaTalk post - 4 weeks 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 - Last month

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 - Last month

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 - Last month

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 - Last month

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 - Last month


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 - 2 months ago

Cat-Scan.com
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MeFi post - 2 months ago


Movie: Chef
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FanFare post - 2 months ago

Movie: Carnival of Souls
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FanFare post - 2 months ago

Top Secret Recipes
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MeFi post - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 months ago


Gag me with a spoon
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MeFi post - 4 months ago


This is a feature not a bug [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 4 months ago


The Portland Airport carpet is old and hideous but you can buy drink coasters and welcome mats made from it. I own one in the shape of Oregon and love it. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 months ago

I'm almost positive it was a Too Close for Comfort intro. Are you sure you found every intro to that show? They changed it yearly and I can recall the scene and the music vividly. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 5 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 - 5 months ago

Note from admin: This thread gets a special treatment [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

If he used a password manager he wouldn't have one password used on every site. He'd have a uniquely generated password for each site he uses, so even though his user/pass was shared in a breach, no one could have used the passwords anywhere else. [more]
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FanFare comment - 5 months ago

I loved this episode so much, it felt extremely satisfying to figure out the answer and the solution. I thought the hypotheses presented were out there but possible, yet none of them felt right at all. I knew there had to be an easier solution so it… [more]
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FanFare comment - 5 months ago

Jesus this episode had quite the kicker of an ending. [more]
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FanFare comment - 5 months ago

Whoa [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

I went on a four hour drive today so I could binge listen up to this episode. I was team Tyler until this one. He made Rita sound terrible throughout the series, but hearing things from her side and that she'd visited regularly before and maybe… [more]
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FanFare comment - 5 months ago

Oh duh, forgot to hit save. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

State of MetaFilter
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MetaTalk post - 5 months ago

Github was revolutionary in how it let people share their projects and their code, but often when I go to grab something from gists or a full github project, the install process is a giant pain on account of dependencies and replicating the author's… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I wouldn't bother with the "fax blast" method. Just go to edmunds.com or honda.com and build the exact civic you want, then request three quotes from nearby dealers. Make sure you say that email is your preferred method of communication… [more]
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Ask MeFi 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

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