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Lewis's Law: "Comments on any article about feminism justify feminism." [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

When I was a kid, I caught hell for this all the time and was made to feel like utter shit. As it turns out, I can't get enough air through my nose, so about 70 per cent of my breathing goes through my mouth. The noise and open-mouthed chewing was… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

As far as I can tell, there is no U.S. equivalent to Article 48 of the Weimar constitution, which gave the president emergency powers to rule by decree, and was used dozens of times before the Nazis even took power. Being able to eliminate civil… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last year

Ragdoll cats and their origins
favorited 1 time, recently by chewbud
MeFi post - Last year

22. This resonates with me: high stress levels; problems coping with crowds; introverted behaviour; feeling overstimulated in certain contexts; flipping out when bosses look over my shoulder; many other examples. (Nothing remotely resembling OCD,… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Agreed. HPV isn’t just about cervical cancer. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Beyond the concept of a snake café itself (which strikes me as serving an unmet need: lots of people want to encounter and hold snakes, but pet stores and zoos aren't always the best place for it), nothing strikes me as out of the ordinary here: the… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

I understand phobias: I have a big-insect phobia myself, so I have considerable empathy for ophidiophobes. If I have any complaint, it's that some phobias are more socially acceptable, and more likely to be treated as normal, than others. It's a lot… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Artw: isn't there a significant salmonella risk with snakes in an enciroment like this? Some, but not as much as you might think. As I understand it, salmonella is present in the feces of birds and reptiles and is spread by fecal-oral… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by zombieflanders, Artw
MeFi comment - Two years ago

I live in a small town, population 1,500, and I can see where you're coming from. Customer service has a whole 'nother dynamic out here, and people expecting a certain standard of promptness, efficiency or professionalism are going to be disappointed… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by colfax
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago


MotorWeek's YouTube channel regularly posts old reviews from earlier in their run that would fit your time period (think reviews of then-current cars from the 1980s and 1990s): see the Retro Review playlist. You might also enjoy the somewhat-NSFW… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Polycarp
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Regarding Subaru options. (We bought a Subaru last year and ALL THE DATA is still stuck in my head, so.) (1) Historically their fuel economy has been poor but it's gotten better in the last few years with newer, more efficient engines and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

This isn't so much chronological order as causal order. I've watched all the new episodes; I've found that most don't hold up well to a rewatch, and that goes for RTD and Moffatt eras alike. My general impression is that Doctor Who is more… [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

What you describe is not new to me, and is something I've associated with kingsnakes for a while. Not that other snakes don't try to bite or swallow themselves -- I had one garter snake do just that in the past month -- but I've had more than one… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by LobsterMitten, Jody Tresidder
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

So. Some people equated u.n. owen with savekaryn. The two cases are not the same -- they never are -- but Jeanette ended up bearing the brunt of moral outrage that didn't have much to do with what the circumstances were, but the savekaryn-influenced… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by SailRos
MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Ball pythons can be a bit of a crap shoot in that if you buy one that was farmed, rather than captive-bred, it may not be as easy to get feeding. Ball pythons feed on gerboas in the wild and don't necessarily recognize domestic mice and rats as food;… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by EndsOfInvention
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

See this. [more]
favorited 22 times, recently by dialetheia
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Keep in mind that some books aren't available in electronic form at any store, in any format. That too depends a lot on the publisher (and on the author, who may still have the ebook rights if the book predates the ebook era). [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

We need a new MetaTalk category. [pick a category] WHAT. THE. FUCK. MATT? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Irish road signs
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MeFi post - Over two years ago

• Wikipedia: Freight Train Riders of America • An LA Times article from 1997 • Two Trains Running by Lucius Shepard (reviews: 1, 2) [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Absolutely not a mud snake. Almost certainly a species of water snake. If you made me pick one, I'd say the Midland Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon pleuralis). Other water snake species that have been found in the Memphis area include the… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by Jody Tresidder
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

John Tauranac's New York City Subway Map has a schematic map on one side and a geographic map on the other. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

National Geographic has been using the Winkel Tripel projection for their world maps since 1998; their mural map is 9' 2" × 6' 4". I doubt it's been updated for South Sudan yet, but it's the cheapest ($100) biggish map I can… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Jody Tresidder
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

"Rarely fatal": please understand that hemotoxic venom, such as rattlesnakes', induces tissue necrosis. Venom essentially starts the digestion process before eating. There are not a few venomous snake keepers out there with less than 10… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Jody Tresidder
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

My perception is that generally the snake-handling cultists and the polemicist Bible-tainted politicians are two non overlapping magisteria. My perception was that snake-handling cultists were drawn from the most disadvantaged and… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

You really should read this article on developmental topographical disorientation and how GPS may be making our ability to navigate atrophy. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

For the record, don't rely on the rhyme in Mexico, Central America or South America. A lot of coral snake species down there don't follow it. Regarding their fangs, coral snakes are in the same family (Elapidae) as cobras, mambas and all the fun… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

That's absolutely, definitely, unquestionably a brown snake (Storeria dekayi). I'm quite certain of that ID. (As a general rule, I can identify most North American snakes if there's a clear picture.) They don't get much longer than about a… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Jody Tresidder
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Angry people on the Internet lashing out at moderators who, trying to pound some civility into the message boards on which they vent their rage, stifle the expression of their anger? Not new. Never mind "MeFi doesn't do x well," the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Red alert. Flee. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

The answer to "should I go no contact?" is almost always yes. Not for her sake; for yours. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Complaining about things being a thing is a thing. Complaining about complaining about things being a thing is also a thing. Being a thing, on the other hand, is not a thing. It was over before it began; don't bother starting: it's already done… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago


If something is more than five years old and hasn't been significantly updated since then, I can't see how it would merit new discussion. "Hey, let's talk about this some more" doesn't strike me as a good enough reason to repost… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

If Jupiter were at the same distance from the Earth as the Moon, the Earth would not get ripped apart by tidal forces, because it would still be outside Jupiter's Roche limit. But we'd be slaughtered by Jupiter's radiation: Io, which orbits Jupiter… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I am reminded of a put-down I came up with in junior high when one of my acquaintances persisted in sitting like that: "Close your legs; I can smell your dad." (Boy were we inappropriate. And yet we had a certain minimal decorum. Incest… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

The next Doctor will almost certainly be played by a young (or at least not well established) British actor you've never heard of. (Anyone you've heard of is too busy to do a TV show, and too expensive for the show to hire.) At most, you may have… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Good deletion, I'm afraid. An answer that can be seen as giving legal advice or a legal opinion, written in a definitive and authoritative tone, needs to be qualified. (Acronyms like IANAL and IAALBIANYL get used for a reason, folks.) [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I've been on the other end of this, where a young dog suddenly turned up in a neighbour's home and started making all kinds of noise (including howling when no one was home, especially when the dog could hear us in the next unit). If I were your… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

But it was big in Japan!
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Ask MeFi post - Over two years ago

Pay them off completely. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

languagehat, don't take the passage out of context (I did link to it above):I looked for the book, but booksellers consulted their computers and shook their heads. And then I forgot about it. I wanted to forget about it. I didn't really want to read… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Prime Focus
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Projects post - Over two years ago

There's only one David Imus. (There's only one Tom Patterson, for that matter.) There are pretty good maps of Canada produced by the Canada Map Office, as well as maps of Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada, B.C. and the Prairie Provinces, that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I would hazard that game threads derail out of the gate about "Windows only" when the original post talks in universal terms about a Windows-only game, as was the case here. I imagine the same thing can happen with links to YouTube… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago


You may be getting the idea that in the past grammar wasn't so much corrected as used to identify your socioeconomic origins. My Fair Lady. Correct grammar for its own sake, rather than using it to signify your good breeding, is a relatively recent… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Teddy Roosevelt was only 50 when he left the White House, but I don't imagine Obama's post-presidential life will be nearly as ... colorful. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

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