still_wears_a_hat: I understand that returns are part of their cost of doing business.
We all bear those costs, so I think it is at least slightly incumbent upon each of us to minimize our returns as much as possible. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 2:28 PM on September 16, 2013
This sounds very much like a list of grievances my 12 year old daughter might come up with, and her reactions might be very similar. It's a tough age, and the slightest problem can seem like a life-crushing catastrophe.
I like to tell my daughter that it's OK to feel frustrated and angry and sad about these things, but part of growing up is learning to control and mediate your reactions to these strong feelings. I find if she knows the emotions are OK and are natural, it... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 2:25 PM on September 16, 2013
Lemurrhea: My read on the Chicago ordinance is that it doesn't matter that it included the RLTO, but rather as long as it's not excluded by section 5-12-020, it's governed by the RLTO.
The problem, as I understand it, is that the house in question is not actually in Chicago, and that is where the confusion lies. Morydd, does the Lease Agreement itself refer to the RLTO being incorporated into the document, or is it just included as supplementary... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 1:55 PM on September 16, 2013
brooklynlady: One day I was home, playing alone in our finished basement, when Mr. Smith came downstairs. He said he was there to help me.
This alone is insanely creepy, much less the ensuing "game" which is so far over the line as to be legally actionable, in my personal opinion. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 11:17 AM on September 16, 2013 marked best answer
When someone tells you some fact or story, is it rude to tell someone you already knew that?
Well, like most things, there is a rude way to do it and a not rude way to do it. If you are polite and friendly and gentle, it is not rude, but if you are short and dismissive and disdainful, it can be very rude. It's not so much what you say, but how you say it. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 9:08 AM on September 15, 2013
nobeagle: If it's one person that you receive the rude "I already knew that"'s from, then it might just be that person is rude. If you receive these dismissive replies from a lot of people, you might want to search inward to see if there might be something bringing on the rudeness.
I've heard this excellent rule stated as "If you meet four assholes over the course of your day, the asshole is you.... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 8:55 AM on September 16, 2013
Many of the mausoleums at La Recoleta in Buenos Aires have glass doors enabling view of the caskets within, but it's not a modern multi-chamber wall as in your pictures. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 6:52 AM on September 16, 2013
corvine: I think you should ask her what her ideal solution to the current situation would be, and go from there.
Exactly. "I'm sorry about this whole situation, and I could have handled it better at several points. What can we do to help you feel better about this?"
After this immediate situation has been managed -- and NOT now, while in the middle of a fight -- is the time to have a talk about boundaries and privacy... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 5:23 AM on September 16, 2013
I work in a veterinary pharmacy, so I know a little bit about this.
Go to your vet tomorrow and get a Capstar for every pet in the house to nip this infestation in the bud. It is pretty cheap, and works instantly, but doesn't provide any lasting protection.
Frontline (fipronil) resistance is a controversial subject. Merial (the manufacturer) claims that it is not possible for fleas to develop resistance to fipronil, but so many owners and vets... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 5:42 AM on September 13, 2013 marked best answer
Program is still available. It was Interceptor that Novartis discontinued suddenly after over a year of telling everyone it would be back on the market any day now. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 5:40 AM on September 14, 2013
For the guts just sew a bunch of 1-3 inch diameter tubes out of red, blue and green shiny and stretchy fabric and then stuff them irregularly with cotton. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 8:35 PM on September 13, 2013
Bunny Ultramod: Including one of the most prescient comments ever made on MetaFilter.
I'm sure a lot of us were thinking the same thought as soon as that second plane hit. I know I was. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 7:03 AM on September 11, 2013
scrump: It's hard to remember just how new the idea of "crowdsourced journalism" was at that moment in time.
It's interesting to see how many pleas there were in the thread for people to "post news as it comes in." No one would even think to ask that today, as it's just what we do. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 8:43 AM on September 11, 2013
Seriously, WTF. That's creepy. Is that a time stamp glitch, or just a really eerie coincidence? posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 7:49 AM on September 13, 2013
cortex: The thing to keep in mind there is that Bin Laden didn't like burst onto the scene as some ingenue on the big day
Oh, I get that, I just think it was weird to see his name and coded instructions mentioned so close to the event. There were some time stamp irregularities back in the early days, weren't there? posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 8:26 AM on September 13, 2013
cortex: So weirdness ends up making more sense on the balance, basically.
I find this generally to be the case. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 8:59 AM on September 13, 2013
They started dating, and the partner was communicating daily with a person. inevitability didn't realize until some months later that this person was the partner's immediate ex. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 11:37 AM on September 12, 2013
hoyland: My relations with the US team are complicated at best and people calling the US 'we' in this thread is actually making me squirm* and the USA! USA! chant is actually a huge part of that.
I totally get what you are saying, and I agree that rooting for the US as a non-jingoistic American* can be problematic, but I think in international soccer, calling your own country's team "we" and chanting are such a part of the game that I don't... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 9:10 AM on September 11, 2013
Sure, U.S. nationalism and national identity can have a dark edge, but that's true of just about every country.
Yeah, but it feels a bit different for the lone superpower, don't you think? Maybe I'm just indulging in American Exceptionalism by thinking that our nationalism is more fraught than that of other countries?
In summary, Cobi Jones is a land of contrasts. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 9:48 AM on September 11, 2013
Now I want a GO FREAGLES scarf. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 9:50 AM on September 11, 2013
segfault: On Monday he mentioned that he had made plans to see some friends in my parents' area, and thought that maybe he could hitch a ride.
Convenient timing on his part, no? I agree 100% with zombieflanders. This is literally a guilt trip, and you should just break off contact with him. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 5:38 AM on September 12, 2013
I love ya to bits, JHarris, and you've made your non-opinion on logos pretty clear, but there's no one forcing you to comment in the thread. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 2:26 PM on September 11, 2013
JHarris: You already can't view most of the site on the most popular mobile platforms.
If they put their toons and sbemails on iTunes for $0.99 each I would probably go broke. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 5:18 AM on September 11, 2013
<marquee>possums</marquee> posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 5:26 AM on September 11, 2013
This issue of Triangle Dog magazine showed up in my office recently, and you can understand my momentary excitement at the headline, but alas, it is just a story about an agility dog named Homestar Runner. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:07 AM on September 11, 2013
You can't use iOS 7 with the current version of iTunes. Can you restore from an iCloud backup? posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 10:12 AM on September 11, 2013
joelhunt: No, my backup is local. So, like, what are all these people who updated to iOS 7 doing? Just not using iTunes until 11.1 is released?
Yes. I connect to iTunes like once a month, if that. If you have an iCloud backup and iTunes Match you really don't need to sync regularly. You might try whatever source you got your iOS 7 beta from to see if they have an iTunes 11.1 beta. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 10:26 AM on September 11, 2013
This Lifehacker article claims to have a link to iTunes 11.1 beta. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 10:27 AM on September 11, 2013
Admiral Haddock: You can also just call the catalog retailers and ask to be removed.
This works really well. It's kind of a pain, and it takes a little while for it to "kick in", but if you do one or two a day, it is not too bad, and it does work. If you check the fine print of the catalog, you may find a "Call this number to unsubscribe" or just call the general Customer Service number.... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 7:30 AM on September 11, 2013
In country Australia, and to a lesser degree in suburban areas, the local footy club is very much a part of the social glue. Young men from across the social strata would play footy.
This role is much more likely to be filled by a baseball/softball team than a football team. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 4:42 AM on September 11, 2013
Etrigan: I was thinking of that, but I feel like the softball league has more or less gone the way of the bowling league
True, but it's still more common than a local semi-pro football team. Heck, kickball leagues might have greater penetration than semi-pro football. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:12 AM on September 11, 2013
Not sure if this applies, as I don't know how NBC's Sunday Night Football fits into your magical NFL Gamepass system that I am very jealous of, but the SNF crew is really quite good, and I think I'd prefer them to any radio team. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 11:24 AM on September 10, 2013