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Pros and Cons of a tiny space for four people
aimedwander: "The convenience of living right next to the primary school also only lasts ~8 years or so; it sounds like this is a fantastic short or medium-term idea, but not a good 10-year plan for you."
Can you go into the reasoning behind your 10-year timeframe? I would suggest you look at it as a 8-year timeframe, as that is when the girls will be leaving primary school, and about the age when a little more privacy would really be helpful.… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:09 AM on July 30, 2012
the hard part is performing the dance moves this slowly
This is cool.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:32 PM on July 27, 2012
Dear Britons, why do you grate your cheese on a sandwich?
husky: "So it might be a northern thing then?"
I've never noticed grated cheese on sandwiches on the multiple occasions I've traveled to London, and as a budget-minded person, I ate a great deal of sandwiches there.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:20 AM on July 27, 2012
where do i belong
I was also deleted by Taz last night. Now I exist as an absence or lacuna in the normal MeFite-continuum, an "anti-user" if you will
Vote quidnunc kid #-1?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:50 AM on July 27, 2012
Rah Rah Sis Boom Bah! Cheerleader/Marching Band Inspired Pop?
This shit is bananas. Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:02 AM on July 23, 2012
Lil Mama - Lip Gloss
(and really most of her Voice of the Young People album)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:07 AM on July 23, 2012
I love this style of music for exercise as well, and I find that a band that gives me the same feeling/energy pretty consistently is OK Go. This Too Shall Pass, Needing/Getting, Here It Goes Again, etc. It's not exactly a great answer to this specific question, but I thought I should mention it within the larger context.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:16 AM on July 23, 2012
the Drumline soundtrack
is actually not a great choice, despite what you might assume. The only marching band-like songs are the last two, and those are genuine marching band music, which the Asker specifically doesn't want.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:43 PM on July 23, 2012
Will Smith's Switch
Puts me in mind of a song I'd wager was directly inspired by the "Our Team is Dynamite" cheerleader cheer:
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince -- Boom Shake The Room
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:58 AM on July 27, 2012
City of London
*Yawn* Wake me when we get to Besźel.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:06 AM on July 27, 2012
Trying to keep turn length under 30 minutes per side would be great...
Off the wall idea:
Create a physical target to lay on the table. The player must physically roll the die into the target in order to hit. Range can be accounted for by having the player begin their roll from further away from the target, terrain can be accounted for by placing obstacles in the way (defending player in forest can hold two pencils upright in front of the target, defending player on high elevation gets to put target on piece (or pieces) of thin cardboard.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:14 AM on July 26, 2012
The fun thing about this is that if you wanted to, you could put in special hit cards that do special things too: extra damage, costing the enemy unit its next turn, etc.
Ooh, that's fun. I'm envisioning the value of the card being the determiner of hit or not ("At this range, behind cover, you need Jack or better to hit.") and the suit being the variable:
Hearts: Triumphant Variable (2x damage, disable limb, stun for 1 turn,… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:23 PM on July 26, 2012
What makes a good wall in a garage?
I will mostly be drinking and watching the Jets in this room.
So, padded walls, like an asylum, I'd think.
No really, tongue-in-groove wood paneling is the easiest and hides the most inaccuracy.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:10 PM on July 26, 2012
Fixing net curtain cord to ceiling above bay window?
If you use screw anchors, your hooks should be perfectly secure in the ceiling.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:28 PM on July 26, 2012 marked best answer
Kicked out of my tribe
I've gotten invites to some events where I know my old friends will be there, and I haven't gone, because I know they won't want to see me.
This seems needlessly harsh to me, and is really the only way you have to 1) potentially rekindle your old friendships or 2) create sustaining new friendships. If you can't go to things because of who might be there and how they might feel, eventually people are going to stop inviting you to things.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:06 AM on July 26, 2012
The Tail Never Stops Wagging
elizardbits: "seals are just dog mermaids."
This is the truest and best thing anyone has ever said.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:32 AM on July 26, 2012
My first instinct is "Flag it (as a company not to buy from) And Move On," but I'm not sure...
I'm very non-litigious, but they bear at least some of the financial responsibility here. I would send them a certified letter including photos of the rock, the packaging, your tooth and an estimate from your dentist. I would propose that they pay 50% of the cost or of your co-pay + deductible (if you have insurance), but I would probably accept something less than that if they make a counter-offer.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:37 PM on July 25, 2012
I am 99% sure that I will still lose at Monopoly with these rules
Simulate the housing bubble:
When a player lands on a property it is sold at auction to all players. They may borrow money from the bank at (say) 10% for up to 30 turns to pay for any property or improvements. Improvements can be bought at any time.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:07 PM on July 25, 2012
Do I tell my new date I'm PMSing?
I wanted to play it cool and be casual and solid about this dating thing and again, just don't want to blow it with my hormones.
Telling a new dudefriend about your menstrual cycle is not cool and casual.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:02 PM on July 25, 2012
Will my poor mopping skills hold me back?
I may be way off base with this, but the complains you're getting from the nurses make me think they're treating you this way because the vets like you -- kind of a territory thing -- and that nothing you do will be good enough for them.
I have worked in a number of veterinary hospitals and with dozens if not hundreds of veterinary technicians/nurses. I guarantee they are being territorial. This is very much par for the course as a well-educated, ambitious new hire or (especially) volunteer.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:21 PM on July 25, 2012
As Balzac said, 'There goes another novel.'”
Yes, I would like to know.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:46 AM on July 24, 2012
cortex: "Yep! As do, I think, comments that were themselves deleted."
Oh, sweet. I can just scrape MeFi, run a diff against the Corpus, and use the leftovers to reconstruct a deletion-free version of MeFi.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:41 AM on July 24, 2012
rhizome: "WORDS PER FAVORITE"
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:28 PM on July 24, 2012
1 3.95719893630493 fuuuuuck
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posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:24 PM on July 24, 2012
Fuzzy Skinner: "I may as well, even though I'm just looking for a good used car."
I've taken the liberty of doing fred manually:
And a whopping 0.522 Words Per Favorite. Being a cult icon has its benefits, I guess.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:18 AM on July 25, 2012
Cloud me, Benito!
If I had a nickel, yada yada...
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:17 AM on July 25, 2012
Words you use heavily that (practically) no one else does:
slingbox, multifilter, easement, communique, bloodwork, renal, clabby, gostak, veterinarians, behaviorist, deskology, tplo, secretlife, headboard, broksonic, babymama, prosted, crockety, beston, euthanize
Words you use much more than anyone else:
veterinary, urinary, metafilters, vet, burlington, overdraft, acl, montpelier, fenway, espn's, wiimote, embroidery, tufts, asker, picasa, limping,… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:30 AM on July 25, 2012
cortex: "Variations on "drama"."
My Great-Uncle was killed in a dramamine cave-in.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:51 PM on July 25, 2012
Can You Name the Fat Guys in the Marvel and DC Universes?
It's Clobberin' Time!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:06 AM on July 25, 2012
I know I already mentioned The Thing, but I gotta say, if you are at all crafty, you could make such a awesome Thing costume by using an orange body suit with irregular chunks of orange spray-painted foam glued or sewn onto it. Oh man, that would be cool.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:23 AM on July 25, 2012
Inside the pants or outside the pants?
I think even if it fit under the pants, it would be a bit stranger and maybe seem like something to be concealed and wondered about. If it is external, and you just say, "Sorry for the brace, I'm still healing up from surgery" or something it will be no big deal.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:03 AM on July 25, 2012
Shooting at Batman Premiere outside Denver
To all the commenters who advocate for gun ownership as a means of protecting your possessions from would-be thieves: perhaps by insisting that your possessions are so valuable that violence is justified in defending them, you are sending the message to the rest of the world that violence must also be justified in obtaining them.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:34 AM on July 21, 2012
tonycpsu: "The Wall Street Journal's James Taranto: I hope the girls whose boyfriends died to save them were worthy of the sacrifice."
I clicked on that assuming it was going to be a somewhat inflammatory and simplistic summary of a longer, more nuanced column, or something, but nope. That's literally what he said. Wow. You are exactly right, tonycpsu, words fail.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:28 AM on July 25, 2012
changing last names at marriage
I agree with the others saying anything outside of the norm will be confusing to some. In your case, the big confusion will be people who assume you have the same last name and they are just getting it mixed up. I can envision a situation like:
Rando: OK, Mr. Herlast-Mylast, I have your account information here...
You: No, it's Mylast-Herlast.
Rando: That's what I said, isn't it?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:00 PM on July 24, 2012
Quelling ones Jobs-like tendencies
Why do you love Fiona more than us, Daddy?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:29 AM on July 24, 2012
lampshade: "MeFi's Own or Owns Mefi?"
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:37 AM on July 24, 2012
A road of absurdity between x and y
Sure does exist. You want Roadtrippers.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:34 AM on July 24, 2012 marked best answer
Ichiro Suzuki has been traded to the New York Yankees
I like MeFi's Own Jesse Thorn's take on it.
"Aw man! Ichiro to the Yankees? That's like your favorite uncle becoming a Scientologist."
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:51 AM on July 24, 2012
What is OpenDNS and how do I turn it off?
Here are instructions to change the DNS settings on an Airport Extreme. Note that in Step 5 you will have to contact your ISP (AT&T) to find out what their DNS servers are. This forum post suggests they are:
You can also just use the Google DNS numbers listed on the first page I linked to, if you like. FWIW I have never had success with alternate DNS numbers and always get better service… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:19 AM on July 24, 2012
What am I seeing on the screen in my mind?
Catch Me If You Can has a very Bassian title sequence.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:26 AM on July 24, 2012
Metafilter Fantasy Football Challenge 2012/2013
I put Premier League Football in a category with sci-fi fandom, Dwarf Fortress, dubstep music and linux. Things I am quite interested in and enjoy reading about, but really can only occasionally dip my toe into the actual content, otherwise I am likely to drown in the torrent of information and esoterica those things bring with them. So, no I won't be joining your league, but this is one of the most amusing MeTa posts I've read in some while. Thanks!… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:01 AM on July 23, 2012
Hey my fellow Americans, you are not being cool with the "Oh, you mean soccer" thing. There are
two threeseveral sports named football, and we use context to determine which one. I know it's all in fun, but you are not helping the perceived US-centricity of MeFi.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:31 PM on July 23, 2012
Cheap Quirky Neighborhood in Los Angeles
For folks who didn't catch anonymous' price range:
I was thinking a 2 bedroom apartment or tiny house, for maybe 1600 or less (if only it could be significantly less!)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:42 AM on July 23, 2012
How to make a move on someone I've been waiting to approach?
"Hey, I had a great time the other night. Wanna hang out again? Let's go grab dinner."
You already did hang out. You already did grab dinner. How's that working out for you? Ask him on a date.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:25 AM on July 22, 2012
Ask him out for dinner again, but this time, instead of chatting him up on the stoop, ask him up for a glass of wine. Alternatively, ask him over to your apartment to watch a movie. Prime cuddle op.
The problem with this is that it does not address this concern of the Asker's:
I'm not sure how to make it clear that I'm attracted to him and not just as a friend / pair of lips.
In a… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:30 AM on July 23, 2012
Need Help Facing Daunting Subject of Bankruptcy
If you don't even know exactly what it is you owe, the first thing you need to do is go here and get your free annual credit report. it may be painful, but it is kind of silly to proceed any further with lawyers or what not without knowing where you stand.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:18 AM on July 23, 2012
How do we keep our HDTV safe from our cat?
I will confirm what bongo_x says about there being holes in the base for screwing down to a flat surface. Our 40-some inch Vizio has them, at least.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:54 PM on July 22, 2012
New Maya temple discovered in Guatemala
But were the Blue Barracudas able to assemble the statue in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:14 PM on July 22, 2012
Can I eat this, Cat Edition
If you look at the bottom of the page zadcat links to, you find this:
Because of the varied opinions, Donna sent this question to Pat Loveland who is chair of the Scientific committee. And Pat sent it to the members of her committee. This is their response:
A few years ago, daylily growers were dismayed by a report the ingested daylily plants were reported to be toxic to cats. The ASPGA currently lists daylily in its database of toxic plants.… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:45 PM on July 21, 2012 marked best answer
♫ how is the weather / so happy together ♫
I have been married for 3.5 years. We've had some smallish disagreements, but every day I literally feel like I won the lottery when I turn around and see my husband next to me. I feel that our relationship is better every day and that we click in ways I never thought possible. He tells me he has never been so happy in his life and never thought he would be. We kiss and hug and are all over each other every day.
14 years and one amazing child later,… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:10 AM on July 21, 2012