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Like driving an iPhone
I was looking for a very similar car recently and decided on the very cool Hyundai Veloster (her name is Clever Girl). It's probably not ideal for a car seat situation (it only has a rear door on the passenger side), but the Elantra and even Accent have similar techy trim packages. My second choice was the Ford Focus.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:55 AM on March 21, 2012
I was also looking at the Honda Civic, which while possibly the most boring car you can drive, has a pretty cool dual-level spaceshippy display setup.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:03 PM on March 21, 2012
Help me help my dog
Have you considered medication? There are a range of anti-anxiety meds that can be very effective for dogs, and many of them are not super expensive. See a veterinary behaviorist to look into your options.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:41 PM on March 21, 2012
The Imposition, What A Blast
You can create boxes with text in them in Word. It tends to be even less resilient to change than Excel, though.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:24 PM on March 21, 2012
All of these things are quite like the others
I started with mattresses and was actually amazed.
I went the other way. Started with otters and was convinced there was no way the mattresses could stack up. I was wrong.
Well played, mattresses.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:07 AM on March 21, 2012
Shirts for "a website nobody goes to."
LN: "Metafilter Tartan?"
Oh you glorious bastard. I'm going to spend all day on that site now. Here's my attempt. Too much yellow, maybe?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:37 AM on March 14, 2012
Deathalicious: "I personally like this version by usonian (who happens to be a weaver!)"
Oh, that is really good. I'd chip in to get a scarf made out of that.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:01 AM on March 20, 2012
So, if I'm understanding that right, we are talking $1000 for 3 kilts and a few ties and scarves? Or would the ties and scarves have to be made out of a completely different fabric? If we charged $80/yard that would be $300 per kilt just for fabric, but it would get us over $1000. Is that outside the realm of reasonable to pay for a kilt? I'd pay $40 for a half yard, if we could buy it in that small a quantity.
Perhaps a Kickstarter project, publicized on MetaTalk and… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:26 AM on March 20, 2012
Well, let's get a MeTa post up about it. I'd say offer it by the half-yard in either of two weights for a sufficient price that the price of the order will be easily covered, and then adjust the price down once we have exact totals. We can prevail upon the mods to put it on the sidebar (and maybe even a top-of-page banner, like is done for the MeFi Mall in the holiday season?). I'll make the post if this sounds like a good way to do it, but I'm happy to defer to someone with more experience in… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:45 PM on March 20, 2012
What's the best online service for an all iOS household to store and share photos?
Is the lack of computer due to cost or simplicity? If the latter, then why not get an extra 64GB iPad to serve as "The Photo iPad". Locate it centrally in a dock, and you can upload photos to it with a Camera Connector Kit or save them from the Photo Stream if they are taken with iOS devices. Personally, I would be scared to have all my photos on one device, but if you keep the most important ones copied onto other devices or uploaded to Dropbox or Flickr or similar, that would be… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:24 AM on March 20, 2012
How does one 24 yr old fresh out of college make money while traveling? Starting in New York. Teaching English?
I keep getting told this is the best chance I have to travel at this point in my life before I get tied down.
That's not necessarily true. My mother had me when she was right out of college working as an English teacher. She never got the chance to travel when she was young. She made a career change later in life, and after my brother and I were grown and on our own, she took jobs with her multinational employer that had her living in Buenos Aires,… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:30 AM on March 20, 2012
A psychopathology of unconscious gesture in search of a purpose
They missed Charlie Chaplin's time traveller, somehow.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:19 AM on March 20, 2012
Phones with Friends
2. Will we able to play games together? Words with Friends, Draw Something, etc.
I'm sure it depends greatly on the game itself, but I know I have played those particular games against friends with a differing smartphone operating system.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:47 PM on March 19, 2012 marked best answer
March Metafilter Madness
Cool. I am in, and y'all might as well give up. My Tobacco Road proximity gives me impeccable insight into college basketball.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:40 AM on March 13, 2012
escabeche: "I might be the only person in the US with a Harvard-Duke-Michigan-MSU final four."
Actually, that's not an awful pick, aside from Harvard.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:55 AM on March 13, 2012
Oof. At least I'm beating the person that picked alphabetically.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:05 AM on March 16, 2012
I am now tied with the alphabet bracket.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:10 PM on March 16, 2012
Although looking at my whole bracket, I am actually doing OK. I had Duke being upset next next round and Missouri losing to Marquette, so the bracket busters thus far are in regions I had predicted some chaos in, even if I didn't pick the exact upsets.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:15 PM on March 16, 2012
carsonb: "DIY dance party, open in tabs:
Oonce, air raid, PEWPEWPEW."
Don't forget to flick that lightswitch.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:15 AM on March 19, 2012
Manager promised what she couldn't deliver
Look, I know that it is hard to lose a job opportunity you were counting on, but from here it does not appear that you were "screwed over", but that you made a mistake in trusting that your manager was correct about the information and advice they were giving you. She may have been "shifty" because she felt somewhat guilty about inadvertently leading you astray. I think that making a fuss will only serve to put yourself in a bad light, so take it as a learning experience and… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:32 AM on March 19, 2012
Best of the Web (except cnn.com?)
Since when is obscurity a requirement for posting?
It's not, but ubiquity definitely counts on the negative side of the tally (as does outragefilter and single-linkiness -- for better or worse), and so taz pushed it over the edge. The community responded that it wasn't as ubiquitous as she originally thought, which appears to have been enough to pull it back.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:11 AM on March 19, 2012
Captain Zyrain wants YOU!
I have also never played, but I'd also be willing to try.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:18 PM on March 18, 2012
msalt to battle for title of world's best palindromist
I don't think my brain is wired for writing palindromes.
My brain is barely wired for writing sentences. What msalt does is like magic to me.
Good luck, ak! Culd oog.
How was that?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:10 PM on March 16, 2012
msalt is a guy?
Yes, and msali is a woman. I get 'em mixed up all the time too.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:26 PM on March 16, 2012
BTW: I am a cat
Not "Eden", and not a "b".
Holy shit that's funny. I met geneva uswazi at a meetup if I'm not mistaken -- the one when Pater Alethias came back to town. This reminds me we need another Triangle meetup soon.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:15 PM on March 16, 2012
Introducing Dotsies: The Space-Saving Font
I could see it operating as a kind of microfilm for physical situations. If you can use a smartphone to do some augmented reality translation, you could cram a great deal of info into a small sign.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:58 AM on March 16, 2012
What are examples of cities created by conglomeration?
Boston annexed several surrounding towns in the 1870s, but was halted by Brookline resisting annexation. If Brookline had submitted, perhaps other towns would have followed suit, resulting in a much larger "Boston Proper" than we have today?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:02 AM on March 16, 2012
Gungho: "I think you meant to say a much larger Metropolitan Boston. Boston Proper has always been the original Boston from the Charles River to the Boston (Roxbury) Neck, and bordered by the Harbor."
Sure did. Got my Bostonian Terms of Art mixed up. Next thing you know I'll switch Greater Boston and Inside 128.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:51 AM on March 16, 2012
dekathelon: "Winston-Salem, North Carolina is like this. Generally, hyphens are promising here."
Yup. I live in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Formed in the 60s by the merger of Fuquay Springs and Varina. It's pronounced FYOO-kway vuh-REE-nuh, by the way. Get your mind out of the gutter.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:39 AM on March 16, 2012
shuffling the hive mind
Wisecracks don't help people find answers.
Is this the best of the web?
Everyone needs a hug.
Take it to meta.
Flag it and move on.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:32 AM on March 16, 2012
Doleful Creature: ""DTMFA", while funny, probably is not an effective oblique strategy in the vast majority of cases.*"
Sure it is. The tricky part is identifying the motherfucker.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:50 AM on March 16, 2012
Maybe a contest to redesign the iOS icons?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:17 PM on March 15, 2012
arcticseal: "Speaking of MeFi apps, I see that these guys are still in the Apple Store with their lameass MeFi RSS app."
What if my favorite MetaFilter isn't Questions or Musics? They need to show some respect to Talks, Employment, and Earl.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:20 AM on March 16, 2012
Dateless Drosophila Drown Dating Dejection in Drink
MetaFilter: anthropomorphizing the results from flies is difficult to suppress, but the relevance to human behavior is obviously not yet established.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:19 PM on March 15, 2012
Every new teaser poster shows a worse example
He's a good writer and he is not all snarky and mean with his critique. It's nice, also, that he finds so much to praise.
You can tell he would be a good coach. Renner should really get in touch with him.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:07 AM on March 15, 2012
Zed: "Obligatory: comics artist (and archer) Jim MacQuarrie bitches at length about archery errors in comics."
I think he might be the same Jim MacQuarrie that wrote these columns.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:24 AM on March 15, 2012
I, too, would like a chance to have my work be rejected by MefiMag
Does Pizza Hut still suck? There's one a few blocks away from our house, and in two years we've never been there.
It's passable, I guess. The sauce is too sweet and the dough is too bready, but it's not bad. The thing is, it's pizza, so unless you live somewhere really isolated, with a little effort you can find a much better local pizzeria to patronize.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:59 AM on March 15, 2012
I read the MeFi HQ as the MeFi DQ. A MeFi DQ as the HQ would be awesome!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:00 AM on March 15, 2012
How can I move forward without holding him back?
murrey: "Having dealt with a very similar experience (with a complete user in a now-failed marriage), my only advice is to be VERY honest. You do not want to financially support his art anymore and need more support from him because this arrangement is making you resentful. If he gets angry at you for this (as opposed to understanding and appreciative of everything you have already done), he just isn't a keeper."
Fuck yeah. Here are two ways… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:30 AM on March 15, 2012
Joe in Australia: "Canberra actually has many attractive boulevards and a fountain."
A fountain, you say? I had no idea! I shall forward your packet of membership materials for the World's Most Cosmopolitan Cities Club immediately. Do you have mail service yet, or shall I strap it to a passing kangaroo?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:01 PM on March 14, 2012
How long to visit on first London holiday? What to see there, or elsewhere in the region?
How about attending a private ceremony that has gone on every night for the past 700 years?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:34 AM on March 14, 2012
Pin-Ups of the Past
They do allow some nervous crying, but you can tell they don’t like it.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:09 AM on March 14, 2012
Bracketology- Blown up!
You could try The Rasterbator. I don't know how well it will handle text, and I'm only familiar with using the old web-based version, not the downloadable, but it's free so maybe worth a shot?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:28 AM on March 14, 2012
That was very cool, but I feel like it is really only brushing the surface of what you could do with that sort of set up. I'm looking forward to seeing them push the envelope.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:54 AM on March 14, 2012
Your window to weight gain/nasal health.
I think this was on Tosh.0 last week at some point - there was a guy that was pulling what looked like
baconhis brains out of his nose in a medical setting.
Fixed that for my nightmares.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:59 PM on March 13, 2012
What do you call this thing?
Like a carabiner?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:22 PM on March 13, 2012
Lump on the pup: what do I need to be researching?
As everyone else has said, it is VERY likely to be a benign lipoma. What to do and think in the minimal chance it's not? Well, at that point you are looking at some kind of cancer, and it is really in your best interest to at least get a consult with a veterinary oncologist. I'm not sure what the options for veterinary specialists are like where you are, but I suspect there is some sort of advanced referral hospital in a major city like Athens. I am acquainted with some… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:44 AM on March 13, 2012
Tell me all you know about rabies
+ How can I determine, in the early stages, if this cat is rabid?
You cannot. The only reliable rabies test must be performed post-mortem.
+ How long do human rabies vaccinations last?
It varies. My wife got a rabies vaccination 10 years ago that is still active (she gets her blood checked every year for her job), but she has coworkers who have no appreciable antibodies a year… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:01 PM on March 12, 2012
Teaching chess to someone who's not a total NERD
You could play pion coiffé (or "capped pawn"), a variant in which the stronger player has a certain pawn (or other piece if weaker odds are desired) visually marked at the start of the game and must checkmate with that specific piece, or the game is considered a loss.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:11 PM on March 12, 2012
What does one call oneself?
Change Agent. A friend-of-a-friend of mine had this job title for a massive international company. Apparently it was a very well-payed position, but not a great way to make friends.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:09 AM on March 12, 2012