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On MeFi, everyone knows you're dog.
Yeah this is kind of neat. Possible to get it to keep the picture aligned with the "bottom" of the comment, the "posted by" line?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:58 AM on October 24, 2008
Oh, and no problems with my MeFi Navigator or MeFiQuote (FF 3, XP)
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:59 AM on October 24, 2008

OpenOffice Impress newbie question
You are specifically looking for the Text Animation settings under the Custom Animations task pane. Add an entrance animation to the whole text box. Then click the little "..." button next to the Property drop down. In the Text Animation tab, you want to group text by "1st level paragraphs."
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 4:53 AM on October 24, 2008

International Caps
FOR SERIOUS THOUGH, DO THEY STILL GIVE EVERYONE AN ACTUAL CAP? I IMAGINE BECKS HAVING A CLOSET SOMEWHERE THAT HE JUST THROWS THEM IN AFTER HE GETS HOME FROM THE GAME AND SHUTS DOWN HIS ANDROID WIFE.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:37 AM on October 22, 2008

Help me keep my vote.
Our optical scan ballots sound similar, and we also are given black felt-tipped pens. Not sure if they have special ink in them or anything.
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 11:51 AM on October 20, 2008

Staunch the bleeding.
in Canada, there's a subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) social pressure not to go to the hospital (or even the doctor) for every damned little thing that's wrong with you.

That's kind of fascinating, and a side-effect of national health care that I never really considered.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:05 AM on October 20, 2008

Thank you back-titlers!
I think I did a grand total of 1. I was looking forward to doing a few of these, but you people are too quick for me. Well done, tag brigade.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:41 AM on October 20, 2008

Devil's in the details
Yes, a hearty tip o' the cap to the Rays from this Sox fan. Great team, great series. If the Sox had not been forced to run the corpses of Jason Varitek, David Ortiz, Josh Beckett and Mike Timlin out there it might have been a different story. Oh well, as one of the Sports Guys readers noted, the 2008 Red Sox just lost to the 2010 Red Sox.

Also, their graphic design was better last year with the forest green and white -- this new style is so bland. Matt Garza also... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:50 AM on October 20, 2008

Temporary Blindness - What?
Don't fuck around with your eyes -- you can't get new ones if they break. Go to the ER.
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 4:26 AM on October 20, 2008

i din-a mean-a doit
What is par for an ape?

$20, same as in town.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:30 PM on October 19, 2008

Recommend me some kiddie SF
I can't believe nobody has mentioned Jumper by Steven Gould. Very soft SF, but a really interesting, thought-provoking book. About a boy who can teleport at will. It really explores every dimension of what having that power would mean.
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 4:15 PM on October 18, 2008

Rules for converting country names to adjectival form
I know I'm getting a bit far afield here, but let me just mention that two of my most favorite places to live have special words for people who live in the area, but are not native. In Vermont, a newcomer is called a flatlander, and on Cape Cod a newcomer is known as a washashore.
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 8:13 PM on October 17, 2008

The culture writing of Adam Cadre
I have been a Cadre fan for a long time. I wonder if he's on MetaFilter -- I think he'd like it here. If you are looking for a nice little puzzle game, Lock & Key is really nice. Kind of like the Grow series of Flash games, in that you have to assemble a bunch of parts into a ideal whole.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:28 PM on October 17, 2008

Is it worth it to keep paying the bills?
Can you talk to your creditors about a kind of slow-pay situation, sending just a few bucks a month? The most effective way to do it might be to open up a Korean MasterCard/Visa account and see if your creditors can accept credit card payments online. If the option is not getting paid at all, they may be willing to be very flexible.
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 9:28 AM on October 17, 2008

You've got dysentery!
Zork is also not really specifically educational. I guess it teaches about problem solving and creative thinking, but most games do that to some degree, right.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:10 AM on October 17, 2008

How to get rid of the phisher?
Oof. No real advice for solving the current problem, but a comment on the problem of forgetting the answers to security questions -- either pick questions with definite answers (name of high school, city of birth, mother's maiden name, etc) or do what a friend of mine does -- put the exact same answer every time, no matter what the question is. So for example, always put the name of the city you were born in as the answer, even if the question is "What's your favorite color?"
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 8:32 AM on October 17, 2008 marked best answer

What's a reasonable move-out deadline?
needs to "take steps now" to move on

WTF does that even mean? He's dumping you, and still wants to stay in your one bedroom apartment rent-free? And people are saying to give him A MONTH to find a new place? If I was in your shoes I'd feel pretty fucking magnanimous about giving him until the end of the day. I know you want to be kind, but it sounds like this guy is not going to be any more prepared to live on his own in a year, much... [more]
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 11:15 AM on October 16, 2008
wierdo, this "just that he's not happy in the relationship," is not the "I'm dumping you" part, this "and needs to "take steps now" to move on" is.
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 7:39 AM on October 17, 2008

Who needs to know I went to jail?
Well, I'm a boss, and I'd like to think that most of my employees would level with me in this type of a situation, but then, I'm a pretty cool boss. I think if you have a good relationship with your boss, it is in your best interest to be as honest as you feel comfortable. That said, "I have a court date for a ticket" is a pretty judgment-free, yet technically correct thing to say.
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 10:02 PM on October 6, 2008

Help me find a podcast for my students!
Storynory is one of my daughter's favorite websites, and they have a podcast, it seems. The stories vary in length, are mostly fairy tales, and are certainly aimed at kids younger than middle school, but some of them might be OK for your purposes.
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 9:54 PM on October 6, 2008

Literal Videos
My revenge was to stay until after they all left, help the chicks clean up, put on Depeche Mode, and fuck his girl friend to it. Twice.

Just when I though that story couldn't get any better, you kick it up a notch. Well played, sir.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:13 PM on October 6, 2008

How to stop a runaway wife...
She has told me that if I would leave the church it would all be okay.

I know that is what she is saying, but I find that so hard to believe. So many couples make religious differences work, even if it may be a struggle. I wonder if perhaps this isn't just a reason she has latched onto to sort of encompass and simplify the other nebulous (and maybe even subconscious) problems she is having in the relationship.

You should... [more]
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 8:48 PM on October 6, 2008

We're having a real good time here, you betcha
Oh, man. I empathize with you. Our daughter was very colic-y, and there were some mechanical problems with my wife's nipples, and the first few days were pretty torturous. I agree that trying a bottle to give baby and Mom the chance to calm down is a good idea. In the morning, you can contact a lactation consultant to get some professional help.
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 8:36 PM on October 6, 2008

Mefi Suggestion Box
* TotalFantasy: Construct some sort of kit that allows people to roll their own blankityblankFilter. Or provide some support for users trying to do so.

Damn hell ass yes. I'd love to see a section called ExperimentalFilter, where established users could propose, create (and moderate) things like BookFilter and PoliticsFilter and TravelFilter and IMGFilter and ChatFilter and WhateverFilter. The best ones could be promoted out of ExperimentalFilter... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:11 AM on October 6, 2008

Are you great at reading horrible handwriting? Your expertise is needed!
3 Calle Algar (or Algan) [UNKNOWN WORD - maybe "Namivar"?]
Playa San Juan de Alicante
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 7:42 AM on October 6, 2008

Bearded Hollywood nights costume
There's a good quality clip of Mr. Herman here. Kick-ass idea, if you can pull-off the Brolinity at all.
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 7:10 AM on October 6, 2008

Can I save money by buying an Iphone?
Depends what you do on the Internet, I guess. One major consideration is that there is currently no Flash on the iPhone, so all-Flash sites will be off-limits.
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 2:10 PM on October 4, 2008

The 2008 MetaFilter election prediction contest
CO - Obama
FL - Obama
IN - Obama
MN - Obama
MO - McCain
NV - McCain
NH - McCain
NC - Obama
OH - McCain
VA - Obama

Obama by 4.3%
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:01 PM on October 3, 2008

IfComp 2008
"Finally, here you are. At the delcot of tondam, where doshes deave. But the doshery lutt is crenned with glauds.

Glauds! How rorm it would be to pell back to the bewl and distunk them, distunk the whole delcot, let the drokes uncren them.

But you are the gostak. The gostak distims the doshes. And no glaud will vorl them from you."


One of the best games I have ever played, and the only game... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:45 AM on October 3, 2008

You're The Favoritest
Actually, that reminds me of my old dream of making a baseball-card-generator for mefites based on infodump stats.

My pizza offer remains unclaimed.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:01 PM on October 1, 2008

In My Mind I'm Going to [North or South?] Carolina
FWIW, I have heard the University of North Carolina referred to as "Carolina," as in Carolina Blue.

I knew you were going to say that, ND¢ -- I consulted my notebook.
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 1:02 PM on October 1, 2008 marked best answer

Background on the Ball Game
As a Sox fan, I actually think this guy takes it too far sometimes. I like some of his designs, but others are way too busy, and it is distracting the way they change so often. I'd rather he stick with a nice classy scheme for a few months at a time.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:59 AM on October 1, 2008

What cheer, my netops?
Hmm, that is tempting. Consider me a definite maybe.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:07 AM on September 25, 2008
Oops, I'm out. Forgot about a previous family-type commitment. Maybe next time, Lil' Rhody-ites.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:53 PM on September 28, 2008
Kattullus, I won't be making it (see my second comment above). Have fun!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:40 AM on October 1, 2008

Stupidest scammers ever?
Grant-writing accessories? I still think they are "prepping" the card for larger purchases. By picking things she might think she ordered herself there is less chance of her stopping the card.
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 3:08 PM on September 30, 2008

Your Favorite Attitude Toward Sentimental Stories Sucks
Take care of yourself, and each other.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:57 AM on September 30, 2008

It worked, thanks.
Sorry, meant: "pixel detective".

Now this very preculiar thread makes sense.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:45 AM on September 30, 2008

Travelfilter DOA?
Also, the location stuff could be generic and apply to questions in other categories, so why limit to travel? Then, if you are asking a question about renting a party clown in NYC, why not throw it on the NYC pile? That would carry over more of the travelfilter features to the other categories, but it would lead to a pretty confusing Post a Question page interface. It'd be a pretty complicated form to ask for a city/state/country if it is pertinent to the question, and we would have to... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:42 AM on September 30, 2008

What is the procedure for getting a 'certified copy' of my passport for the bank?
Most banks in the US have a Notary Public (or 2) on staff, and they do things like chundo noted. Many banks here will only offer notary services for their customers, so if you have a checking account at a UK bank, I would go into one of their branches and explain the situation. If you don't, I'd just try any large bank near you.
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 8:34 AM on September 29, 2008

How to pay copyrights for streaming music?
Is there some reason you must use such restrictively licensed music? There's a ton of Creative Commons licensed music out there, and some very good stuff just a few doors down at MeFi Music. Even if you are not teaching people about dick-punching.
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 3:52 PM on September 25, 2008

On the outside looking in.
My dumps look like nacho chips when I use Safari, too. Talk about corrupted cookies!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:09 PM on September 24, 2008

Dominoes Made of Dominoes
GET THE CAT AWAY FROM THE DOMINOES!

I almost had a heart attack.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:13 PM on September 24, 2008

Need Part-time Job advice for college student in Gainesville
I would suggest a menial, entry-level job in the type of environment he might like to work in after school -- if he wants to work in medicine, work as an orderly or a registration clerk in a hospital -- if he wants to work in the legal field try to get a job as a receptionist or gopher in a law office. This tactic is how I realized I did NOT want to be an architect after all -- I worked for a year as a receptionist in an architect's office for a year before (not) going of to architecture school.... [more]
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 4:55 PM on September 24, 2008

Alien books.
That is it exactly. My wife and I saw that book at our daughter's music school the other day, and we both remarked about how obsessed we were with the book as children. Other creatures include the crystalline Plutonian zistles and the Mercurian firebelchers. It still holds up C17 - great infographics and artwork.
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 2:36 PM on September 24, 2008 marked best answer

Hitler is out of gas.
You know who else looks a lot like Hitler?

Some cats?

posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:48 AM on September 23, 2008

favorites in the machine
FWIW, I think it was an excellent answer to the question. The question (arguably chatfilter) boiled down to "What do you do while shitting?" While allkindsoftime was a bit clever about it, he provided just as much information as many other contributors to the thread.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 4:11 AM on September 23, 2008

Freeloader or soft partner?
netbros advice upthread should be posted to every AskMe involving human beings ever. Well done sir.
posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steady at 10:36 AM on September 22, 2008


Flash Frustration in One Dimension
Answers can be anything, letters, numbers, shapes, symbols, objects.

Spoilers for incredibly advanced levels:

Level 11284: A sense of entitlement
Level 11285: Small-d democracy
Level 11286: Higgs boson
Level 11287: Sarcasm
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:53 PM on September 21, 2008

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