No. Unless you are heading to a National Park, there will be no impact on you. My understanding is that TSA employees will still be working, so your airport experience will be the carefree, pleasant lark it always is. posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 9:31 AM on April 8, 2011 marked best answer
Some of those are a bit disturbing, but more of them seem to just be big kids taking advantage of a vacant seat. As a parent, I'm going to be pushing the stroller even if my two year old demands to walk (as my daughter often did), so if the other kid wants to cram themselves in there for a ride, why the eff not? The one of the girl reading (oldskool Nancy Drew, unless I miss my guess) in the double stroller is kind of adorable, actually posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 9:22 AM on April 8, 2011
I don't know about piracy, but I do know that loading all of my games onto a hard drive and running them through USB Loader GX instead of swapping disks around is pretty sweet. There are no homebrew apps that are Wii-exclusive must-haves, as far as I know. posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 2:04 PM on April 6, 2011
Gotta be. Sending the email now. Off we go... posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 11:53 AM on April 6, 2011
This would be a great little mini-game to insert into something like Portal
That was my ARG-related thinking. I know they've done some ARGy stuff to promote Portal 2, so I thought this might have Valve-stink all over it. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 12:39 PM on April 6, 2011
Great question. I could easily argue the opposite, though. That the ubiquity and casual ease of photos and video today might make them have less impact than they did in the past. Seeing a photo or video of yourself in the "film era" was a fairly rare event -- my wife, for example, only knows of three extant photos of her father, who died in 1981. Today, one sees one's own face staring back at one all the time, so it makes it less talismanic, less fraught with meaning.... [more] posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:36 AM on April 6, 2011
A cloud service, I think, will be less appealing when you'll be able to do so much from home.
The appeal, for me anyway, is that it can serve as a "free" remote backup of my files as well. As it stands, 20GB is a little too small for my purposes, but if were to get bumped up to 40 or 50 geebees I'd be all over it. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 12:45 PM on April 4, 2011
There's a guy who plays occasionally at my local brewpub and does an acoustic guitar version of Who Am I? (What's My Name?) by Snoop Dogg. Always gets a huge response and something about the laid back vibe of the song kind of lends itself to one man acoustic guitar. posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 11:32 AM on April 4, 2011
Man, I work at an animal hospital, and we had a really fugly mini-horse here the other day that would have been perfect to flip off, but we have a pretty stringent "No Photos of Patients" policy in place. I'll flip off my stupid dog tonight, for sure, though. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 12:29 PM on March 31, 2011
Hey, that's fucking great. My curious dog shows up at 1:25 and my stoic orange cat is at about 1:30 or so. They are Internet Famous now! Too bad I can never tell my wife. Also amazing was the ease of doing this with an iPhone (or other smartphone, I presume). Just shoot the video, hit the share button and send an email. The era of shareable video is upon us. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 8:10 PM on April 2, 2011
I cannot hear the word "possum" without thinking of "possuuuuuuuuuuuuuums". I really hope the Chaps return to H*R sometime, or at least give it an official farewell. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 4:30 PM on April 1, 2011
The New England Aquarium is very cool, right on the T and very near Quincy Market for some cool shopping, if that's of any interest and/or financially viable. posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 1:33 PM on April 1, 2011 marked best answer
If you're unfamiliar with newspaper comics, more information is available at Josh Fruhlinger's excellent comics history archive, The Comics Curmudgeon. good for you. You didn't miss much. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 11:49 AM on April 1, 2011
I know in my home state (Massachusetts) there is a special "commercial" license plate one must get for a car that has any kind of company name or advertising on it (my stepfather once got a ticket for not having a commercial plate after he bought a pickup truck from his boss that had the company name painted on the door). Perhaps create a "commercial" bicycle permit that 1) is required for any bike that has corporate advertising on it, 2) includes a significant registration... [more] posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 7:46 AM on April 1, 2011
Absolutely. We have had all three of our cats on C/D for some time now (one of our cats has recurring sterile cystitis and bladder stones, and another one is an orange male with no urinary problems... yet) and all three pretty much thrive on it. When we have occasionally gone off of it he inevitably gets another bout of stones. posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 3:45 PM on March 31, 2011
Oops. I mean it is absolutely "worth feeding him something that normally I'd consider low quality", not that it is absolutely "garbage". posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 3:46 PM on March 31, 2011
Oh dear. I'm so sorry. Assuming you are talking about PU surgery (perineal urethrostomy), it is true that even in the best case scenario it is a hard row to hoe. The life of a cat with serious urinary problems can be a very tough one, so you have spared him that. posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:25 AM on April 1, 2011
Also, I've tried to talk to him about this but he worries so much about pressuring me and being the kind of guy that makes sexual demands that he doesn't know how to talk openly and honestly about sex that the only time he talks about sex is when he's actually in the midst of having sex.
The kind of guy that "worries about pressuring you" and doesn't want to make "sexual demands" does not sound like the kind of guy who is... [more] posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 5:34 PM on March 31, 2011
Well, I kind of think so. Poop bags stink, and if I didn't already have a dog I would hate to end up with a trash can that smells like dog poop. Not to mention if I drop something heavy on top of a poop bag and it splatters all over my can. That would make me furious. Sure, it's better than not scooping at all, but that doesn't make it perfectly OK. posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 2:09 PM on March 30, 2011
There should be a little hobo sign style icon that one could put on their trash can to signal "OK to dump poop bags here". posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 2:51 PM on March 30, 2011
Kololo: John Cohen - what's the significance of a pink profile? I've never seen that till now, but because i signed up for MeFi a grand three days before the OP, i know it isn't just about longevity...
It was once possible to edit the CSS on one's profile page. The feature was disabled after some 'sploits were discorvered, but users who already had it in place were able to retain it, provided they never made another change to their profile. Gator has... [more] posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 7:05 AM on March 30, 2011
Lead Developer, Foobar.com 2005-2007
Did all sorts of great stuff for this innovative web property...
Lead Developer, Quux.com 2007-2009
As a Lead Designer at Xyzzy Media, continued to incentivize the wigets at Foobar.com while also creating synergies and new paradigms at Quux.com by blah blah blah posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 2:45 PM on March 29, 2011
Yeah, just coming in to tell you that the Triangle sounds ideal for you. I'll add that, as a parent with a child in Wake County schools, the drama that people in the thread have mentioned has (to this point) had little to no effect on my daughter's day-to-day school experience. They are still largely the same schools and the same teachers that were considered among the best in the country a few years ago. Now, who knows what kind of damage the school board will be able to do in the next few... [more] posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 8:38 AM on March 28, 2011
Honestly, this is what medical science is about. I hate reading articles that talk about New Miracle Cures! and then when you actually read the article, it explains that this astronomically expensive treatment "reduces symptoms by up to 7%" and may be ready for clinical trials by late 2014. This is a simple, cheap, 90% successful treatment that is being done now and is changing peoples lives. Way to go, poo doctors! posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:55 AM on March 28, 2011
"Palliative Care" is the technical term. If you tell your vet that you are just looking for palliative care at this point. You've made a tough decision, and your vet should be supporting you with that. If they won't, there is no shame in going to another vet and explaining the situation to them. People will often switch vets at the end of their pet's life, if for no other reason than they want to avoid having bad associations with the regular vet that they see for their other and/or... [more] posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 4:43 AM on March 28, 2011
Add "they should understand that." after "at this point". posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 4:45 AM on March 28, 2011
I can't believe I almost missed that. I hope fr0zen/xteraco pop up again every five years from now on, like that Poe guy.
I was giddy with anticipation when I came across that question while it was still live, at least until I realized it was going to get deleted faster than a Mefite in the soda aisle of a Shaw's Supermarket. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 9:43 PM on March 26, 2011
I literally just thought of her yesterday. Someone mentioned something about Sarah Palin, and I thought, "Damn, I'm going to be hearing about her for the rest of my life, aren't I?" Then I thought about Ms. Ferraro, and how I hadn't heard much about her lately, so maybe there was hope. Of course, then I realized that she was far too dignified to do the types of things that Sarah Palin will no doubt do to stay it the public eye and I got depressed again.
That's why I'll be voting for The Smell of Crayons for President and Aroma of Popcorn Cooking for VP.
Hell, I don't even care what party the Crayon/Popcorn ticket is in, I am ready to donate to the exploratory committee, as long as I can get a firm commitment that Finding the Perfect LEGO Piece is in the running for a Cabinet-level position. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 8:24 PM on March 25, 2011