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If you're using a DVI connection, every few months you should unplug it from your computer, put the plug up to your mouth (put your t-shirt over it first) and blow out the dust. It's kinda like the old NES cartridges, but when you get a bunch of dust… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

I would watch an entire separate series called Arya and The Hound. [more]
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FanFare comment - Two years ago

I should share that I talked to this reporter for a good long while (45min?) and the fishfucker line was the definitely the highlight, but I was surprised to see all that interview time just end up being one or two sentences in the larger piece. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Plastolux is a cool modern architecture blog that is getting kind of cluttered looking after many years but I go there for the content, which is a pleasant diversion from my work day, to imagine being in any one of those homes. Cabin Porn is a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

I liked the episode personally. It was a vacation/paternity week off for the hosts, but felt like an interesting internet story to tell, much like their others. When they reveal who uploaded the new videos I was TOTALLY on board with hearing more and… [more]
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FanFare comment - Two years ago

Sounds like they edited the first few minutes of the show, so they do mention Paul Ford's Medium article now. I'm so happy with how this episode turned out, every few weeks I drop Alex an email with ideas, but after I saw them gushing over the… [more]
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FanFare comment - Two years ago

A few years ago I stayed at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, because I always wanted to try it out. It has everything you ask for, but is very expensive. Outside of that, I've stayed at a couple different places in La Jolla on the beach… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Luckily, the only collarbone break I've suffered was at birth (it happens all the time to kids, one of mine is bent at a crazy angle from the delivery break) and I've been lucky in every bike crash to spare my collarbone (did lose a wrist a couple… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago


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

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