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This is just to say
I have TKed
that was in
the spawn point
you were probably
they were laggy,
and so pwned
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:12 AM on January 20, 2012
How am I supposed to repay a scholarship based on financial need?
Here is your script for an email exchange with the Principal:
You: I'm told I owe $3000. Is this correct?
Principal: [You agreed to accept a scholarship]
You: Please provide some documentation of this fact.
Principal: [You must have verbally agreed]
You: I did not. Are you going to let Kinetic Jr. graduate, or do I need to speak to a lawyer?
Principal: [No, you must pay]
You: Lawyer Up!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:35 AM on January 18, 2012
See? I am terrible at this.
Just be very careful that you are as literal and as accurate as possible in your communications. If you have had a friendly relationship, you may find yourself making assumptions about what the principal does or doesn't think, or assuming that he/she will understand what you are talking about without your having to go into detail. Try as best you can to be crystal clear about your concerns and, more importantly, what… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:46 AM on January 20, 2012
The Legend of Ungrashzon
If you can read the Saga of Boatmurdered and not become fascinated with Dwarf Fortress, then I don't even know.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:28 AM on January 20, 2012
So no one told you life was gonna be this way...
People have mentioned Modern Family kind of in passing here, but it is absolutely in the Pantheon of all-time sitcoms at this point. Great characters, really funny, heartwarming family connections, no stress. There is very little of what I call "cringe comedy" in it, which is what I call things like The Office, Extras, Curb Your Enthusiasm, etc. in which you are supposed to laugh at the extremely awkward social situations the protagonists put themselves in. That type of comedy actually… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:48 AM on January 20, 2012
My dog just bit my mom :(
You sound like a really good dog owner, and I empathize with your situation.
I am not a vet, but I have worked in veterinary medicine for years. I do think you should check with your vet to see if your dog is in pain, but I'm not sure that explains his aggression. His aggression seems almost exclusively focused on food and food guarding. You expect a dog in pain to bite or lunge when touched or physically manipulated, but that doesn't seem to affect your dog in the same… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:40 AM on January 19, 2012
I don't agree at all with Tooty McTootsalot's assessment of your character, but this statement is right on:
You have to put your dog down. We're telling you this precisely because we're random strangers on the internet that have no emotional connection to you or your dog. Of course your friends don't think you should. They love you and love your dog.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:41 AM on January 19, 2012
Inside look at a car crash, literally.
Oh man, now I want to buy my own street signs. I had no idea a person could just do that! And the prices are so reasonable.
Does it come in blue?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:38 AM on January 19, 2012
Book ideas for my young nieces and nephews.
Zen Shorts is the best book ever.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:58 PM on January 18, 2012
Spotify playlist from music post.
Ooh, fun. "Still Alive" is actually by Jonathan Coulton, and I think it is on Spotify, if you want to add it.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:04 PM on January 18, 2012
You're a kitty!
Would it be a bad idea to have the litter box in the bathroom?
The ol' litter-box-in-the-bathroom plan, eh? Well, I've seen it tried a million times, and I've even tried it myself, once or twice. Here's the problem, though. Cats scatter litter when they go. They rake it and flick it and track it on their paws. Even if you get a completely covered box, they still track it around. If you have the litter box in a closet or a garage it's no big deal, but… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:07 PM on January 17, 2012 marked best answer
Yeah, in your situation it is absolutely fine to start with one cat. I have two cats, and they barely interact with each other at all, so there is no guarantee they will be best buddies anyway.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:04 PM on January 18, 2012
AskMe question prep: it's worth it
Even though I know I could have written it better, a fair amount of the responses (and this Meta) are making me very sad about some of the people here.
Well, to be fair, the original question not only needed a great deal of additional explanation to allow us to really understand the situation, but included a factual error that led to the vast majority of problematic answers. Saying "I reluctantly agreed" is VASTLY different from "I was… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:00 AM on January 18, 2012
Help me identify the clichéd sound effect used to label locations in certain films and tv shows.
I know what you are talking about col_pogo, and it is not Morse Code, nor is it Beeping Computers. There is not an actual computer on screen -- just overlaid text. I'm sorry I can't identify it for you, but the example that jumps to mind is the US Navy (or another branch of the military) used to do it in recruiting commercials, to indicate all the amazing places you could serve.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:56 AM on January 18, 2012 marked best answer
You may be eligible for a cash reward
Reminds me of Jessamyn's technically legal Patriot Act sign for libraries:
THE FBI HAS NOT BEEN HERE
watch closely for the removal of this sign
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:55 AM on January 18, 2012
Fuck the pundits, this is engaged and critically thinking governance, even if it would have likely benefited from a more detailed explanation on the sign.
They couldn't have come up with:
"This vending machine is legally registered with the State of Florida. If you see one that doesn't have this message on it, call 1-800-FLORIDA. You may be eligible for a reward."
People are going to call… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:57 AM on January 18, 2012
What's your favorite line from "The Simpsons"
"Augh, my eyes! The goggles do nothing!"
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:17 PM on January 17, 2012
Nobody snuggles with Max Power, Marge. You strap yourself in and feel the Gs.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:34 PM on January 17, 2012
"I see you've played Knifey Spooney before."
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:01 PM on January 17, 2012
"Yeah, Moe, that team sure did suck last night. They just plain sucked! I've seen teams suck before, but they were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked!"
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:02 PM on January 17, 2012
"Call 1-800-DOCTORB! The 'B' is for 'bargains'!"
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:17 PM on January 17, 2012
"What do you say we take a relaxed attitude towards work and watch the baseball match? The Nye Mets are my favorite squadron."
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:47 PM on January 17, 2012
"The fingers you are using to dial are... too fat. Please mash the keypad now to obtain a special dialing wand."
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:53 AM on January 18, 2012
Email confirmation for a car rental that I didn't book, how to handle.
(In the email, there is some text and a link next to my email address that says, "(Yes, this is you.) Learn more".
This is, I think, just Gmail telling you what Grither mentioned above.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:25 AM on January 17, 2012
Help me stop freaking out at my bf
I agree completely with Mouse Army. Sometimes I think texting was invented by someone who had a traumatic breakup, and was so damaged by it that they wanted to sabotage all human relationships forever. Texting is NOT A GOOD WAY TO COMMUNICATE. Here is a list of what texting is good for:
1. Non-urgent factual information, ie:
my flight has landed I am waiting at baggage claim
can you pick up milk on your way home
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:10 PM on January 13, 2012
Hrm. My list of acceptable texts got munged onto one line. See how hard it is to communicate through texts!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:11 PM on January 13, 2012
How to make lemonade from my graduate education
I've got a graduate degree in Historic Perservation, and I am... a purchasing manager in a pharmacy. I do think my experience in the field can be instructive to you. The most important thing to do while you are in school is to get actual real experience doing whatever it is you want to do after school. If you want to work in government, don't get an internship doing plaster repair. You might want to look into internships or volunteer opportunities in local government if there is are towns with… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:06 PM on January 12, 2012
"It can't rain all the time."
I love the smart crows and love to anthropomorphize as much as anyone, but it looks to me more like the crow is just gnawing away at that tube and then inadvertently slides down. He keeps going back to the apse of the roof because that's where they like to perch.
I was looking for a non-anthropomorphic explanation, too, but I don't know. The way he kind of waits at the top after each peck at the tube, as if anticipating the slide is just like a kid… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:47 AM on January 12, 2012
I couldn't help but half-seriously wonder to myself if the up and coming generation of crows was actually trying to teach themselves to speak human language, and I was the target of an early attempt.
Don't be ridiculous. Their beaks can't make the same range of sounds our lips can. The baby crow was trying to teach you to speak Crow.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:42 PM on January 12, 2012
Júzcar, the Smurfy blue Spanish town
Introducing Mayor Tobias Fünke...
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:11 PM on January 12, 2012
I know! Did this guy not consult with anyone about what constitutes a misrepresentation, or did he just read the definition in the dictionary and come to the conclusion that he could deliberately mislead people into thinking he's someone he's not and get away scott-free because he never said the magic words?
I believe he also had his fingers crossed when he asked for the ballot, so...
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:24 AM on January 12, 2012
Do AskMe answers that have a lot of Favorites get weighted differently in Google searches? Should they be?
Here's the list of the most favorited comments on AskMe.
I had a real Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra moment looking at that list. I can tell you what each of the top 10 or 20 comments are just by the poster and the thread title. The only ones I missed were TryTheTilapia's and Elsa's. I spend too much time here, clearly.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:42 PM on January 11, 2012
It's a Japanese arcade dancer in which you engage in "competiversation" with various NPC opponents—a salaryman on the Tokyo subway, a geisha, a schoolgirl, Iron Chef Morimoto, etc.—by stepping on the correct dance pad arrows to fire off the words that construct an effective riposte to their latest rhetorical gambit.
Fantastic Icebreaker! 4x Segue C-C-C-Combo!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:25 PM on January 11, 2012
Optical illusion illusions.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:25 PM on January 10, 2012
The Physics of the Wall (Martin's, not Waters')
I assumed that the small amounts that would melt off in the sun or chip off due to friction/attack would be replenished by water vapor in the air condensing to the wall and freezing. It could also be repaired easily when temperatures are very low by just pouring water on it, and I suspect that is part of the Watch's regular duties.
I never really questioned the stability of the Wall. I mean, it's just a sort of miniature man-made glacier, right?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:16 AM on January 10, 2012
He rides the subway. He makes instant coffee.
I don't buy it. I'm sure there are all sorts of awesome and mindblowing things happening just out of frame in each of those pictures. Goblins juggling crystal balls, armies of thin men in slim suits waiting at his beck and call, face-painted androgynes writhing to silent music, impossibly gorgeous supermodels having babies, etc. You know, Bowie stuff.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:23 AM on January 10, 2012
I've always been charmed by this "normal" photo of Bowie with his camera at his son Duncan's graduation. (College of Wooster, 1995)
The best picture ever taken of me was taken in about 1993. I was in high school. I had long hair and was wearing a Pittsburgh Pirates cap and (I think) a ringer T-shirt. My skin was clear and slightly tanned, I had a great smile and my eyes weren't too squinty. I was casually holding a soda can that could be… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:36 AM on January 10, 2012
I went to a talk by Duncan Jones (said baby now grown up) following a screening of Moon (which is brilliant).
Whoa, whoa, motherfucking whoa. Are you telling me Zowie Bowie directed Moon? Goddamnit, David Bowie is amazing even at 50% dilution. Unbelievable.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:39 AM on January 10, 2012
When I saw Rihanna wearing a plaid dress, ripped tights and creepers on the X-Factor, I knew punk was making a resurgence.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:16 AM on January 9, 2012
"When I was a child, I went hiking and found a lake."
If you enter the first room of the dungeon and then exit back to the world map and return to the dungeon, the door in the north wall will be unlocked. This is often referred to as a "glitch", but since it does not affect any other door in the game, I have to assume that it was included as a tiny bit of handholding for beginners who might abandon the whole dungeon entirely upon seeing a locked door in front of them. Once they've made it through the first dungeon, they will be more… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:12 AM on January 9, 2012
Apple TV, music with screen off
You probably already know this, but just in case, I'll mention that you can stream AirPlay audio from a Mac or an iOS device to an AirPort Express with any old set of speakers hooked up to it. If the video functions of the TV are extraneous to you, then this would be a much more cost effective option.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:11 AM on January 9, 2012
“All the weaker people have left. Now I’m the weakest one left.”
This is no consolation to the Chen family, but I'm going to look at the fact that - not too long ago - this kind of story would be hushed up, with nothing but a slap on the wrist and maybe a wink and a nudge to Pvt. Chen's tormentors. Today they are being court martialed and will, if there is any justice, have their careers and lives ruined. The mentality is changing, and hopefully this story will spur that change along a little faster.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:18 PM on January 7, 2012
This straw is too thin for this milkshake
Caramel apples for desert
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:26 PM on January 7, 2012
Really over-sauced barbecue ribs
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:28 PM on January 7, 2012
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:31 PM on January 7, 2012
Gift Ideas for a 9-Year-Old Girl?
If she likes to sing and has (access to) some sort of MP3 player, the SingStand microphone was a HUGE hit with my 10-year-old this Christmas. You plug your MP3 device into it and then you can sing along with your music, and it even has a button to mute the vocal frequencies a bit for a quasi-karaoke experience. It is available at Toys-R-Usses if you need something bricks and mortar.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:01 PM on January 6, 2012
How to bullshit a restaurant resume
Any kind of public-facing positions would be perfect to put on a resume for this position.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:14 PM on January 6, 2012
How do I integrate my possible future into my current need for a new car?
Don't sweat a few miles of MPG here or there. The numbers you see quoted don't really reflect actual driving experience, and as long as you aren't getting a MegaSUV or truck, the mileage difference between a Fit and a Forester will be negligible over the lifetime of the car, given how few miles you are driving.
I feel like he thinks I am being silly to look at bigger cars.
Have you talked to him about it?… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:15 AM on January 6, 2012
How do you maximize a small home for a family of four?
Storage above the cars in the garage can be quite useful. I saw a project online once where someone had installed racks to slide Rubbermaid-type storage bins into (similar to how a hanging wine glass rack works), but I can't dig it up easily right now. Very useful for outdoor toys and sporting goods.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:08 PM on January 5, 2012
Rock Steady - saw that, I think this is what you were thinking of?
Yup, that's it exactly. I keep meaning to try it in our garage.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:26 PM on January 5, 2012