Has anyone seen a timeline of the show depicting the various events chronologically? I get confused about what happened when. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 7:51 AM on March 6, 2014
Heh. I'm thinking more about the various off-screen events (murders, abductions, church burnings, school closings, etc) than the actual episodes themselves. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 8:23 AM on March 6, 2014
emptythought: As for the show in general though, and the ending... jeeze. This is really something you have to digest as a whole, and in that sense it's like a gigantic turkey dinner with lots of side dishes. I'm still of the opinion that a lot of aspects of this don't hold up well outside of the context of the whole series. What i mean by that, is little affectations or things rust or cohle would say or do can come off as just terrible writing or campy bullshit(like the nihilism in the... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:06 AM on March 10, 2014
I was trying really hard to recognize constellations. I'm not an astronomer, but I thought I picked out Draco (OMG, True Detective exists in Potterverse. Rust is Ravenclaw, Marty is Gryffindor, discuss). posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:35 AM on March 10, 2014
Rock Steady: Yeah. If you try and explain the show to someone (two mismatched cops investigate a Satanic serial killer), it comes off as pretty trite and cliche, but (as with so much in life) it all comes down to the execution.
Ten minutes after I post that, Drew Magary posts 31 Buddy-Cop Clichés On True Detective on Deadspin. Time is a flat circle.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:38 AM on March 10, 2014
I can't believe I'm actually doing this, but Hufflepuffs are loyal and honest, and that ain't Marty. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 7:38 AM on March 10, 2014
It's doing a weird thing where every time I hit Enter it registers twice. It is a testament to the deviousness of the game that I tried to remember if that was part of the gameplay or not. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 8:33 AM on March 10, 2014
I love this game so much it is shocking. The Press page shows a great trailer and some awesome teaser images. Different cities, you guys, different cities! Can we talk strategy? I'm having trouble making it past a couple hundred completed trips. What am I missing? posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 8:57 AM on March 7, 2014
Thorzdad, there's a standalone build if you scroll down that works fine on Windows. Haven't tried it on Mac yet. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 9:21 AM on March 7, 2014
jcreigh: "I have never lived in a city with proper public transportation, so someone explain to me: Why are loop/circle routes a bad idea in real life?"
This is pretty in depth, but a great read. Summary is, you can't easily adjust the timing of the trains by speeding up or slowing down the turnaround time at the terminuses (termini?) and it's hard to make up or lose time to keep to a schedule.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 2:16 PM on March 9, 2014
It's really amazing how much full loops give you an advantage.
Yeah, it's true, and it is kind of a shame. It takes away the feeling that you are creating a valid metro system, as the completed maps no longer look like alternate universe versions of the Underground. I wonder if there isn't a way to nerf loops to prevent that? Maybe as simple as train speed takes a hit on a completed loop? posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 5:54 AM on March 10, 2014
In the mobile version only—on MetaTalk only—we're going to try making the link to the "who favorited" page the number of favorites only. The word "favorite(s)" will not be a link and will act as a separating space between the two links.
I've really been loving this change, and I think it would be just as useful on a tablet. I'm not sure you need the extra line, extra space thing, but de-linking the word favorites would be a huge... [more] posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 5:49 AM on March 8, 2014
Switching from regular soda to diet soda (and then flavored seltzer) and keeping a food journal on my smartphone helped me drop 20 pounds almost without effort. I've used both Lose It! and FatSecret, but there are many to choose from. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 9:50 AM on March 7, 2014
The Other flag would take you right to the Contact Form with auto-added link to comment or post being flagged, if that is technically possible? posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 8:54 PM on March 6, 2014
I understand the impulse for a "Keep An Eye On" flag, but I think the idea that we need a separate flag for it gives too much power to each individual flag. If you flag something as "Breaks Guidelines" or whatever that doesn't mean it is automatically going to be deleted, it just means that a mod is going to take a look at it and make their own decision about what (if anything) needs to be done.
I also do think it is important to retain the... [more] posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 7:14 AM on March 7, 2014
greta simone: Also--make two separate lines for the morning rush (since you say it's right by a commuter train stop). One for the people that just want regular coffee and one for the people that want espresso drinks or other drinks that actually require making. There's nothing more frustrating than just wanting a damn black coffee and having to wait ten minutes because the two people ahead of you want some crazy concoction.
Or pick some other aspect of the event and get interested in that. People watching, celeb spotting, the catering, the logistics of the crew running the event, anything. Don't try and fake it, and have an open mind posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 6:48 PM on March 5, 2014
There are probably people at the corporation you work for that (publicly or privately) hold similar views. You are perfectly within your rights to say no, but you do not have to think someone is a good person to engage in a business transaction with them. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 4:24 PM on March 5, 2014
The biggest problems you are going to run into here are:
1) The person you talk to may either not fully understand your question or not fully understand the intricacies of the program and so may unintentionally give you incorrect information.
2) The answer to this question may change between the time you ask it and the time you graduate. Class schedules are notoriously subject to change and are dependent on the whims of class size and faculty... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 2:22 PM on March 5, 2014
You might look at the case reports of the SCP Foundation. Some of them veer into schlocky horror or adolescent fantasy, but start with SCP-701 ("The Hanged King's Tragedy"), SCP-1981 ("Ronald Reagan Cut Up While Talking"), SCP-1733 ("Celtics vs. Heat") and SCP-093 ("The Unclean" -- be sure to dig into the supplementary materials) and see if it's up your alley.... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 7:24 AM on March 5, 2014
likeatoaster: Oh, and sometimes its nice for the "host" to make a little "metafilter" sign for the table or post in the thread "I'll be wearing __" to make it easier for folks to find each other.
It is also traditional to go up to likely groups of individuals and ask, "Are you a friend of Matt Haughey?" I have a MetaFilter T-Shirt that I like to wear to meet-ups specifically to make it easy for folks to recognize... [more] posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 2:21 PM on March 4, 2014
And that's definitely not some kind of kinky euphemism...?
Depends on the meetup, I hear. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 2:48 PM on March 4, 2014
ardgedee: I kept my Michigan cellphone number after moving to North Carolina a few years ago. Aside from people occasionally assuming the wrong area code after asking for my number, nobody bats an eye at it. I'm far from the only resident around here with an out-of-state home number.