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I'm surprised to hear that image is from the late 80s/early 90s. I'd seen it in awful places online over the last 15-20 years and assumed its origin was likely WWII and actual nazi propaganda from back then, akin to caricatures of African-Americans… [more]
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It's pretty shocking to me that Twitter isn't taking an active role in policing user behavior. It's in their best interest not to continue to show up in articles where they seem to be doing nothing, and it's really frustrating. Twitter's early legal… [more]
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Whoa, that's kind of awesome. I wonder if Pinterest does any automatic favicon-to-cross-stitch thing? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

Huh, I wonder if they'll have a Super Sale this Sunday Sunday Sunday featuring Gibson guitars and Fender amps for as low as $99? [more]
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she links the rise in vaccinating with the rise in allergies in modern societies The current thinking on the rise in allergies is linked to our use of antibiotics as well as a lack of bacteria around infants as a result of cesarean births… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last year

Having concrete consequences for harassment is a good thing. Yeah, this is the part of Twitter's responses in the past that surprised me the most. To people being skeptical about this, we're not talking about edge-case behavior, we're… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

My favorite part of the show is the Keep it 100 segment and his final surprise question from Twitter. The opening monologue is really good too. I guess the only downside to the show is the panel part of it feels a bit too much like Politically… [more]
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I welcome this news because it seems in the face of years of abuse new twitter users have been posting, the twitter abuse reporting tools and responses from support staff have been awful and largely ignoring people complaining about abuse (I recently… [more]
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If you're literally talking about a book being in the background of your product image and not say, putting a page of art from the book into a frame you're selling, then it seems entirely incidental and minor to occupy the background and not… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last year


Yeah, I buttoned it because it's been coming for about a decade. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

[Seriously, can we drop the cursing or not derail at this point?] [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

I don't think this is going to change unless there's a mod who really really cares about it. I don't know, that sounds a little disingenuous and makes it sound like this issue is a lost cause when we're asking for specific steps we can… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

We seriously got two MetaTalk posts about this in the span of one minute. It's an insane coincidence but here's a shot of my inbox. sgt.serenity, if you don't want to get banned for continuing to spout utter nonsense, please try and change course… [more]
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This is one of the most successful markov-y twitter bots I've seen in quite some time, it's dead on and hilarious more often than not. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

I wish that posts had an edit window, too! Yeah, we get a ton of contact form email for either tiny typos or URL mishaps that this is definitely in the "someday" pile. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

[let's not start off this thread by sinking it on a "fat-positive" vs health/"truth" grounds, maybe try talking about it in social justice angles instead?] [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

The typical path is to find a technical co-founder to split it with. Basically you build mockups of every screen you can to describe the app, and you show it to technical people you trust not to steal your stuff (or if you're interviewing random… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last year

Are you sure that's what this is, Matt? It bills itself as a tribute to The Simpsons, and the show wasn't even on last night. Oh, I saw everyone talking about it on Twitter like it debuted with a new episode, my bad. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

[just a quick reminder: on contentious issues, it's still about providing answers to the asker, not having discussions generally about topic or replying to other answers, thanks.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last year

Slight derail but I feel like when Hillary runs for president next year we're going to have to relive lots of the anecdotes from that Ask MeFi thread in public, in newspapers, and on TV as pundits try to tear her down. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

this seems to me just like another "MeFi is doing too much _____." And the answer's always the same: space on MeFi is (functionally) infinite and it's not like another post lost out, so just scroll past; I think that's a lovely… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

This question from a few months back on "What's the best episode of your favorite podcast?" is a treasure trove of options for podcasts to subscribe to. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last year

It is a really dumb cover to apply to a difficult, complex systemic issue. They could have gone with glass ceilings or showing a giant pyramid filled with people with only a few women in the bottom levels, or something that speaks more… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Yeah, that was not that bad. It was stupid and funny and a lot like the Pineapple Express-style action comedies they've done, but I kind of liked it overall. I cracked up at the string of goofy Tolkien references. The way the Google Play window… [more]
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FanFare comment - Last year

[getting mired in a discussion of Voter ID laws and their effectiveness seems like a pretty big derail for this thread about a campus rape case] [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year



From the OP:Thanks for everybody's answers so far! They've been very helpful if also shedding light on how confusing this is. I have a few follow up questions/comments for now. 1. Your suggestion Falwless that I am in Illinois is correct, and so I… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last year

a RA that shows me the comments from when I left off reading Yeah that one is a huge engineering project. Basically we'd need a database table that tracked every user and every thread they looked at and the last scroll position/visible… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

On the hopefully improving discourse in MetaTalk, we've implemented an optional email field for new MetaTalk posts because we've had a few that were strongly worded but we had no way of contacting the poster to request a rewrite, since their listed… [more]
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That's a really strange essay and conclusion he draws in it. I often think that college does two things really well: makes young people get away from their parents and the town they grew up, reinvent themselves, and let them become adults on their… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Ok, I think we're done here. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

the new Janine As long as they are gender swapping, a friend on Twitter recommended Billy Eichner in the role and I think that would be kind of awesome. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

I used to watch Bob Ross on Saturday afternoons on PBS and promptly take 30-60min naps while doing it. I did this so often and so regularly that just hearing his voice auto-play on that Mashable article started to make me feel instantly sleepy. I've… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Mods had misha's email address and it didn't help that thread at all. We didn't contact her to ask to rewrite it in this case. Lesson learned, we will going forward. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

The musical part was wonderful. Why don't they do that in every episode? Also, Bob talking to his plants was the highlight of the show. [more]
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FanFare comment - Last year

This is a reboot like Star Trek under JJ Abrams is — they say it'll be a new universe not based on the previous movies and they will make more films in this new series if the first one does well. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

[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 - Last year

If this thread is going to descend into lobbing insults at each other, it might be time to close it up, since we've haven't really discussed the Ask MeFi post in a few hours. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

It would be nice of them to 'fess up but I would sincerely doubt they would, considering there would be real consequences to their prank. Yeah, I've been going through some contacts in the LDS church trying to reach the tech team and get… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last year

Yeah, even as the person running MeFi, I learn new stuff every day from discussions like that. Most of those examples in the thread are pretty obvious, but a few veer more towards microaggressions, a concept I never heard of before it came up on MeFi… [more]
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what is the significance of specifying "Google employee" in the FPP description? I only mentioned it as opposed to say, an actual astronomer or physicist or something. It was a great story, and I was wondering if the scientists… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

[The question of whether or not it's normal/strange/endearing to seeing an older man/younger woman couple in a relationship seems like a side-derail to the subject of the post, the Syriza movement in Greece] [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Oh cool. I was just looking at Google Shopping and it's tough to find the exact same paint for barns in red and white, but it looks like maybe white costs about 20% more ($78 for 5 gallons of red vs. $97 for white) but I also wonder if it's just… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Thanks! Huh, I hadn't heard of it anywhere yet today and was surprised to hear it was today. I used to hear this mentioned all over Twitter and Facebook in the past. [more]
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