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[it's probably best to drop the trans* derail at this point] [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I had no idea they put so much thought into their tweets. Reading this, I was surprised at how they kept coming back to their philosophies on journalism or photo credits or other high level things that influenced small changes on their tweets. [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

jayder, I think this post was worded a bit strongly, but the poster has made it clear it's ok to have an open discussion about this, that there are no calls to delete or change policy here, we're just chatting about it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

I was surprised at how little the story of Vanport got in the big narrative (granted, there was already so much for the author to cover for 200 years of history). It's a great article covering information that goes way back to stuff I've… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Movie: The Wedding Ringer
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FanFare post - 5 months ago

The only (extremely rare) breakage I've ever encountered in almost 20 years of using condoms was lube-related. A bit more lube and nothing broke again. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

For the first time in my life, I test drove a VW GTI yesterday. I've always loved the look of them and heard raves about their performance. I was test driving a bunch of economical hondas too, but what struck me about driving an all-the-options GTI… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months 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]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

Why wasn't it deleted as threadshitting? I think the first line of the comment is jokey and I'm not a fan of ironic humor that can cloud an otherwise good point, but the rest of the comment is a legitimate frustration one can feel after… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

Thanks for posting the story from her son a fiendish thingy, that's a really touching story and it's wonderful to hear MeFi was a way for her to stay connected to the world when her mobility was diminished. For Anitanola: . [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

Song name haiku
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MeFi post - 5 months ago


I do want to reiterate I'm sorry about flubbing this process in the beginning. There's definitely a huge obvious difference between I/P threads and anti-semetic stories coming out of Western Europe and I was conflating the two and being lazy about a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

Last summer the first real Broadway show I ever saw on Broadway itself was Alladin, and if you're a fan of the movie, I would highly suggest seeing it on stage in New York. It was non-stop entertainment that mirrored the movie well, and the Genie… [more]
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FanFare comment - 5 months ago

Movie: Paddington
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FanFare post - 5 months ago

This is fucking awesome. [more]
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Projects comment - 5 months 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]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months 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]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

Yeah, it's goofy fun, but staged. The dead giveaway for every weird jump he did was you could clearly see 1-2 landings from practice jumps he did immediately before it. [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

That seems like a moderation failure, no matter the motives behind it (or lack thereof). Yeah, and I apologized to Joe over email about this but never heard back. His posts in the original Hebdo thread were getting flagged and it looked… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

[can we drop the basic b**** derail?] [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I went into this with low expectations and was surprised by a perfectly serviceable comedy about a lonely guy trying to scare up some fake grooms men for a wedding. On Rotten Tomatoes, it only scores in the low-30s, which feels unfair, I'd suspect it… [more]
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FanFare comment - 5 months ago

My brother and I swapped your positions before. When he first had kids, I was barely out of college and had no money for travel, but luckily he was a long road-trip away and I saw his kids in the first few months. Later, when I was out of state with… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I never thought of spiral staircases as looking so much like perfect fractals, but this person seems really good at photographing them that way. I think that "impossible" photo with the piano is also highly HDR-ized so it feels fake… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago


I have a feeling Nate Dimeo came up with the Serial theme song joke first, and worked back to tell a story around that. I found it darkly hilarious considering the story, but a good show nonetheless. [more]
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FanFare comment - 5 months ago

I can't believe how much I loved this movie. I went in not knowing anything more than it was higher rated than the 1998 version, and that Bryan Cranston was in it. A few notes as I was watching it: It's a bummer Cranston only lasts about 45min… [more]
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FanFare comment - 5 months ago

I saw David Chang's screed yesterday and was really disappointed in it. It really does read like "the internet ruins everything, and I used to find obscure bands but now everyone can hear their music and that sucks" but I like David Chang,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago


Also, slightly related: TMBG meetup in Portland this May is coming up. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

This is awesome and I'm glad to see it all came together. Great work everyone, and I can't wait to hear all my old favorites redone. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

I'm just saying if you have two... let's say mods, and one is female and one is male and they do more or less the same job on the same website to the same degree of competency, the female one will get more shit and more random aggressive (and… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

I don't think anything nefarious is going on. I ride bikes with a bunch of outdoorsy off-the-grid types and they all obsess over Westfalia VW vans and Sportsmobile vans. Like, every mountain biker dude I know wants to own one of those and if they saw… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I don't know what the laws around doing this are, but they're problematic for good reasons. Years ago, we held a fundraiser at MetaFilter to give money away to a small list of charities, and PayPal ended up freezing our account and threatened us with… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Oh my god, this is so great. cortex, when you described this to me the other day, I was like "eh, I don't know if that's gonna sound good" but my god it's glorious in practice. [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I wish comics shops had more of an emphasis on other genres and had gentle introduction sections for both kids and those new to comics as well as more female-positive collections. I don't go to comics shops very often (they're few and far between)… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Unfortunately, I'd say you need to get back up on the ladders and double check the battery connections on all 6. Why do they seem always to go off in the middle of the night, and how do they know when to do it? I don't know if this is… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

It's weird to hear someone alerted the cops to two kids walking down the street. All age-appropriateness and cultural shifts aside, if I saw a single 6 year old walking down the street, it might give me pause if I couldn't see a nearby adult… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

From the OP:Our daughter, on her own, chose a female name and asked us to start using female pronouns at home when her younger siblings weren't around. The specialist we're seeing indicated that she meets the criteria for puberty suppression. She's… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I use Sublime Text 2 on a Mac as my text editor as of late. My favorite feature is the keystroke to wrap selected text in a link, which I do lots of to write basic HTML for posts. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

[if you want to talk about how people are reacting to this thread, it's better to take it to metatalk] [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Spelling the word correctly Whoa, that's the first time in a long time Google Chrome has failed me in a textarea, sorry about that. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

I also had a depressing interaction with Matt yesterday I admitted I messed up handling this, but what sparked it was seeing flags coming in and seeing it was Joe in Australia being flagged about talking about a subject he has doggedly… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

Yeah, I'm sorry how this played out yesterday Joe, but you do often get into arguments on the site about this topic, and your deleted post on the heels of the earlier attacks felt like half double post, half get your own blog about this subject… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

I saw David Chang's screed yesterday and was really disappointed in it. It really does read like "the internet ruins everything, and I used to find obscure bands but now everyone can hear their music and that sucks" but I like David Chang,… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I watched this last night on TiVo and it was really cute and funny, made both seem more human, but what you don't see in the clip is it goes on and on throughout the night on the show. Later they play a guessing game and Kidman keeps it up and keeps… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

How long until we find out what "Morningstar" means? That wasn't from last season, was it? Also, that house that Andy and April buy looks exactly like the house in Fight Club where the wayward dudes lived and made soap and fought in the… [more]
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FanFare comment - 5 months ago

I hope you were writing quickly and carelessly, because that's pretty insulting; it's accusing me of saying what I don't actually think is true, and I truly don't think the situation will change without dedicated mod attention Sorry I… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

That NYT article title really sounds oddly dismissive and a bit mean, doesn't it? [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 months ago

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