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The plus side of always hiring people smarter than me is that leaving them in charge means it's a net positive for everyone involved. I'm really happy with how well everyone on the team took the news and am excited to enjoy the site as a user and see… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Huh, I thought for sure it was on FanFare by now, but no dice. I listened to the first two episodes and was blown away by the care and knowledge the hosts bring. I mean, I've read Ask MeFi for 12 years now, so I thought I was good at dispensing… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago


Biketown, USA
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MeFi post - Two years ago

102: Retired
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MetaTalk post - Two years ago

to compare anyone to Bono dude, I'm just talking about the paralells with dayjobs and musicians, and plucked a name out of thin air. At one point, everyone that was good at something was bad at it, and probably boring to watch practice… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Imagine if it were 1980, and bono.blogspot.com's latest post said this: I can't believe I'm finally doing it. Today was a big day at the factory. After lunch, I had a few pints, talked with my mates about getting serious and then I just did it. I… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

You shouldn't compare this to Gruber, but Andrew Sullivan. A couple years back he asked for donations with no promises of what was to come, and no secret content of any kind. Anyone remember how he did on it? He pulled in over $80k in a few days… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Ok, just to recap, today you had your first Ask MeFi comment deleted. You made a small joke about snakes & the Occupy Movement in a thread where someone was looking for non-chemical alternatives to fixing their slow draining plumbing. Below the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Am I the only one amused by Mefites deriding Fark for being an internet archival piece? I love this place, but it was launched the same year Fark was. Yeah, I'm laughing along too. If Fark is a museum piece, so are we. Anyway, I think… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

MeFi Labs updates for 2014
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MetaTalk post - Two years ago

Oh man, here's the NYTimes shot original. I can't believe I let that photographer talk me into such a lame ass photo. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

This is going to eventually escalate to shitting elephants and a guy fucking a raw uncooked chicken, isn't it? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

I'm almost off-shift for the last time. Everyone, it's been grand and fun, but you should probably stop flagging every comment in this thread for laughs because it's kind of a bear now. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Abusing mod powers for no good reason is kind of fun, I'll miss it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

This is a really dumb thing, because the porn aspect of it is entirely superfluous, but guarantees it'll be all over reddit. I mean, we can take any number of people and give them a professional makeup job and take some stunning before/after… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

My final request is for people to find some really good ascii art and post it here, wrapped in PRE tags so we can all enjoy them. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

One of the things I don't like about Oregon is how big the lottery is here and how hard the state pushes it. They basically run Keno machines in bars 24/7 for addicted gamblers and alcoholics to lose all their money on while every town has huge… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Sportsbar! [more]
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IRL comment - Two years ago

From an author that would prefer to remain anonymous:Hi there, this is a rule I'm very familiar with, because I write and publish a lot of erotica. I also assist other authors in determining if their books will be blocked or adult-filtered, and in… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

The favorites-to-comments ratio is an interesting metric, but is it really measuring the quality of a post? So of course, pb made an internal tool to calculate this and we only looked at posts with a >1 ratio. Stuff that falls in the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

GuyZero: NICE [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

I inserted it by hand, from the link. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

MiguelCardoso: Have you released any books lately we should know about? Anything coming out soon? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

MiguelCardoso, can we do a AMA thing here? How's your family doing? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

foopster, I have two last days here. Friday night is my last hours of mod time, then I'm out! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Yay! Someday, I will fuck all of you as thanks. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Matt: Is your objection more to the source of the post or to the conversation that ensued? I know people want to talk about the election; it's happening at water cooler's across the nation. We went through this six months ago when Spiderman… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

[Drinky Die, sio42, this isn't really a great place to talk about the crime, the thread is more about the privacy of victims and the university's response after the fact.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Podcast posted! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

So it's just a nicer looking nomad? This was supposed to be a big deal? [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

The Blake story reminds me of a guy that orbited my grad school life on campus. When you first met him, he was clearly the most interesting person in the world and the most interesting person at a grad school party. He claimed to have been a smoke… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

That was a fantastic essay from the always brilliant mind of Frank Chimero. I really loved the slow pacing and bringing me around to the final point after a long journey and period of discovery. I wouldn't really get why his point about borders &… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago


Brain breakage
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MeFi post - Two years ago

When you go to post new questions, there is a good bit of code that tries to figure out similar questions to the one you are asking, and I'm constantly amazed at how close old questions are to what I'm asking. About a third of the time, I don't end… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Yeah, we'll consider switching to bcrypt. There was no support for it for ColdFusion at the time we changed our system in 2007 and sha-256 was pretty good at the time. The migration is a big project. It's a pain in that there's no easy options… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

A solution has been found:in this new MeFi thread [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Considering the context of a normal Oscars acceptance speech, it was a wonderful moment of speaking truth to power and a great statement. I get what she was going for in it, and maybe it could have been worded better, but to attack it as diminishing… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Yeah, I'd say make the video on your desktop then export to dropbox, send the secret "share" link to the file to your friends seems like the best option. Most movie file types automatically get displayed in their own movie player, so you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

I do not get the "SKIP" link Yeah, at iPad widths, we're still toying and tweaking with a solution to that (probably a tiny arrow in the top bar, etc) [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

adrian, you are a witch. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

That was an incredible show. I finished listening to it earlier today and was blown away. When I started college, I hung out with a couple friends that went to al-anon and I even tagged along to their functions, and we talked about things a bit… [more]
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FanFare comment - Two years ago

(here is the Ask MeFi post looking for explanations as well) [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Reading the comments here, I totally missed so many things in this episode. Damn, the writing on it is totally fantastic (if slightly subtle, next time I'll keep my distracting electronics off while watching it). [more]
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FanFare comment - Two years ago

reddit tries to explain the optical illusion [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

JulyByWomen went really well last year so I wholeheartedly look forward to this next month! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

[trying to one-up each other on how little you care about Sports seems a noisy derail in a thread about Sports fans, maybe skip the thread if this isn't floating your boat] [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

A new theme for MeFi: Modern
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MetaTalk post - Two years ago

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