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The cake is a yvr
Yeah, it killed me to not be able to read that Portal 2 thread until I had finished the game, and then when I went in there it was all awesoma powa'ed up. Boo to ROT13 for me too.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:05 AM on April 26, 2011
A reduction in the number of spoilers would still be a success.

That seems kind of crazy to me. If something is spoiled, it's spoiled. There will absolutely be a hue and cry for the mods to start applying spoiler tags after the fact if they are added to the site.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:27 PM on April 26, 2011

The following thread is in *massive* spoiler quotes
"We weren't even testing for that!"

I'm trying to avoid reading anything in the thread, but I had to come in here to mention that bit of dialog. So damn hilarious. Possibly the funniest line ever in a video game, though there may be some bits of Psychonauts I'm forgetting.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:49 PM on April 21, 2011
Just finished the single-player. Absolute genius. Problem is, now I want co-op, but DAMN YOU PSN!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:45 PM on April 24, 2011
You got it, sir.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:04 PM on April 24, 2011
What I'm saying, simply, is that narrative is not what games do best, and will never be what games do best, and that, in general, games designers should focus on doing the things that are only possible in game.

Well, I think there is a kind of narrative that is only possible in games, and that that kind of narrative is what games do best for me. Shadow of the Colossus, for example, forcing the player to make… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:12 PM on April 26, 2011
Yeah, but at the same time, games that depend on authored narrative don't have much staying power. People play it once (maybe twice), and never touch it again.

I barely have enough time to play the games I want to play once. In fact I have pretty much given up on a series I once loved (Final Fantasy) because I no longer had the time to put into it. Replayability is of zero concern to me.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:21 PM on April 26, 2011

Alright, I've had it with all this mod oversight. So fed up right now!
Happy cortex, birthday! The cake is a lie.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:22 AM on April 26, 2011
Metafilter: an army of clueless but utterly dedicated ham spammers

Also,

Metafilter: I don't know whether to laugh or cry or what.


I think you are looking for MetaFilter: weird and wtf but also sort of wonderful as found art.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:18 AM on April 26, 2011

Heaven, Hell ... and something in between ... Purgatory?
I like this idea, but I wonder if the same purpose might be achieved by asking the mods to be a bit more lenient when it comes to letting doubles that have not been posted in some time (a year? Six months?) stay. I know every once in a while I see a post where it is determined that a given double post might be allowed to stay, due to some combination of the coolness of the link and the time that had elapsed since the previous post. Also, prisencolinensinainciusol.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:37 AM on April 24, 2011

Oll Raigth
How did a search for "prisecolinensinenciousol" not find it? Oh well. Do with it as you will, mods.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:24 PM on April 23, 2011
Because it's
prisencolinensinainciusol
not
prisecolinensinenciousol

Didn't your spell-checker catch that?


Damn you autocorrect!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:50 PM on April 23, 2011

Unexpectedly logged out of the Cesspool?
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URGENT CABAL COMMUNIQUE FOLLOWS
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This is a NOMAD-class communique. Mods, Ultramods, or Modlike AIs below NOMAD class should not be reading or receiving this communique. If you have received this communique in error, please remain where and when you are, and a Cabal Data Security Construct will be propagated at your spacetimedata location.

Recent instability in AMAZON and PLAYSTATION planes of existence have… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:42 AM on April 23, 2011

Should offensive language be allowed through the keepers?
A theory: the word "whore" is more offensive the less rhotic the pronunciation of it is. Discuss.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:07 PM on April 22, 2011
Not in New England.

Yeah, as a native Bostonian, I realized that Sully and Murph and their "dude, Denise is a wicked hooah" shot holes in my theory as soon as I formulated it, but it was so tempting, I had to post it.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:20 AM on April 23, 2011

Block Quotes are Cool
I dictate all my comments to my manservant.

HAVE READ LATEST PONY REQUEST STOP I SAY IT SMACKS OF BOLSHEVISM STOP BUT WOODHOUSE HERE IS STRONGLY IN FAVOR OF IT STOP
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:54 AM on April 22, 2011

Iowa loophole voids mortgage
I keep reading their last name as Navidson for some reason, and I worry that even trying to read their mortgage documents would lead to strange clauses appearing in-between previously adjacent paragraphs, incomprehensible page-numbering systems, never-ending litanies of legal doctrines and zoning codes, and somehow, a minotaur.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:28 AM on April 21, 2011
And is it normal to sign mortgage documents in a mall food court?

It is if you are a grifter who is trying to exploit a loophole to steal a house.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:52 AM on April 22, 2011

Which of shape is insane? The Pierly/Redford Dissociative Affect Diagnostic
Hey, so this is definitely looking more and more ARGy. Just got an email from the creator leading to this page and this new test. I think the next step is to find the name and website of the creepy Austrian institute alluded to in the blog postings.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:24 AM on April 21, 2011
Hokay, so the site appears to be emisary.com, which allows you to select your "locality" and give a name and email address. When you do so, you are sent an email asking you to "activate and reserve" your city, and when you do that, you are given the message:
you will be contacted when emisary begins public outreach. you are now emisary. Satisfyingly creepy.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:39 AM on April 21, 2011
In doing a little more digging, it seems there is a thread on this at UnFiction -- a major ARG forum. They don't have any further information than we do at this point, though. The "further testing" email is Waiting_for_Email@emisary.com.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:06 AM on April 21, 2011

Elisabeth Sladen Has Died
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Very sad. My daughter and I got wrapped up in the Matt Smith Doctor Who series when it aired on BBC America and have spent the hiatus plowing through the David Tennant years on Netflix. I remembered Sarah Jane vaguely from when I used to occasionally watch the Tom Baker version on PBS with my mother, and I thought it was a great touch to have her come back in this new incarnation. We'll miss her for sure.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:33 PM on April 19, 2011
Children pay tribute on the BBC's Newsround site..

That link needs some sort of warning attached to it.


True. From the tributes there:

"I think Sarah Jane was a really good alien hunter and if the world had an alien invasion, Elisabeth would be the one to save us. I will miss Elisabeth loads and loads."
-Morgan, 9, Isle of Wight, England… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:32 AM on April 20, 2011

Facebook friends
Can you not just DM him: "Hey, Ned! Loved that baby goat video you posted this morning. Do you know what kind of goats those are? Blah blah blah..."

I understand that for a certain type of FB user/friendship that this way is not going to be feasible, but it's probably the only way to maintain your Ned-related privacy.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:28 PM on April 18, 2011

Is bullying behavior from 15 years ago an automatic dis-qualifier for an interview?
Everyone has embarrassing stuff in their distant past. The real question is if the current employee can really get beyond their history and accept this new person as a part of the team. Trust is a huge part of a successful Vet Tech team, as you no doubt know, and if your current employee is not going to be able to trust the new hire it could greatly damage team morale.

I would probably interview her and find a way to mention that your colleague remembers her from High… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:17 PM on April 18, 2011

Not feeling much like Wizard of Oz jokes at the moment....
Like something something, we didn't know how lucky we were until after the fact. My daughter and I were out shopping when I got a text from my wife saying that a tornado had come within a mile of where she was at work. After returning home we talked to the neighbors and found out that the twister that hit Sanford so hard was headed right for us until it veered north. Scary stuff. I'm from blizzard/nor'easter country, so it looks like I'm due for a bit of an education about tornadoes.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:18 PM on April 17, 2011

Should I stay or should I go?
Do not underestimate just how fucking awful a bad living situation can be. It can ruin your life financially, socially, and emotionally. Stay in your fantastic living situation as long as you can and make some friends outside the apartment. Seriously, even if you weren't massively underpaying, having a stable, drama-free apartment is much better than having a "fun" apartment that is also a hassle in any other way.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:06 PM on April 17, 2011

Explain business ethics, and how they are applied today.
I sort of agree with cabingirl here. If your company is selling a legally labelled and manufactured product, then it is up to the customers to determine if that product satisfactorily meets their needs. If it does, they will continue to buy it, if it does not, they will not. I might liken it to a pharmacy selling generic drugs. If Teva, Mylan, and American Regent all sell a generic form of a given drug, the pharmacy will probably purchase and distribute the cheapest version. If one of those… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:17 PM on April 17, 2011

I love it when a plan comes together
Dude, Inception.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:29 PM on April 15, 2011

Dump "awesome"
How about moist? Everyone loves moist, right?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:35 PM on April 12, 2011
if there's a better second person plural in English I don't know it.

Youse? Yinz? Nope, Y'all are going to have to stick with y'all.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:53 AM on April 13, 2011
So, we could just give all our "awesome" to David Tennant.

Nah, he's already got plenty.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:46 PM on April 14, 2011
How the hell did this thread end up here?

I love the way Vermonters pronounce their French-named towns. "mont-PEEL-yer", "shar-LOT", "ver-GENZ", &c.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:04 PM on April 15, 2011

How to say "I'm praying for you" when, well, I'm not.
I think this is a feature and not a bug of atheism/agnosticism. I sometimes feel like people tell others that they will be "in my prayers" and then they never think another thought (much less say a prayer) about that person's problem. Now of course that is not true in all cases, but it does seem to be true pretty often.

When you do not have that "default" response about prayer, it forces you to actually think about the person's grief or hardship or… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:59 AM on April 15, 2011 marked best answer

Check out my voodoo mask!
I refuse to believe that those things are anything but a Jim Henson creation. Like something right out of The Dark Crystal.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:12 PM on April 14, 2011
I kind of wish I were a member of a species that performed mating dances.

Obviously, you do not hang out at the cloughb.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:22 AM on April 15, 2011

Even I could score better than this.
I'd still rather be him than Rory McIlroy on Sunday.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:56 PM on April 14, 2011

Susan Lucci's Soap Bubble Pops
I'm another dude who was into a soap at one point. I haven't commented yet because my "story" was Days of our Lives. My high school girlfriend (and now wife) was into DOOL due to her grandfather's obsession with the show (and his slightly unhealthy crush on Marlena) and my Freshman dorm in college also had the lounge TV turned to the show every afternoon. I enjoyed it quite a bit, but the glacial pace of the plot made it pretty hard for me to… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:35 PM on April 14, 2011

Pony request: Silent Meta, Hidden Filter
Then the poster can actually write stuff and click post but it never shows up.

Or it shows up, but only on their computer. You could call it My Own Private MetaFilter.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:12 AM on April 12, 2011

Sockpuppet Posse
I bet they both disabled the accounts so they can merge, like Station in Bill and Ted 2, and then he'll come back as a really EXTRA-knowledgeable weightlifter to and post comments with even more studies about the benefits of deadlifts.

They totally melvinned fieldtrip.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:41 PM on April 11, 2011

Villians spotted at Melbourne University!
The eyes/shapes in the Sterope puzzle -- are they from logos? I know I recognize the second to last one.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:20 AM on April 11, 2011
Nevermind, I've got that one. If you want to know, let me join your team!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:50 AM on April 11, 2011

Triange Area Meet-up
Hello! I'm here early. I'm kind of hard to miss as I'm wearing a MeFi t-shirt!
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 3:26 PM on April 8, 2011
We did have fun! That was neat. Great to meet everyone, and we'll have to do it again real soon.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 7:27 PM on April 8, 2011
came with friend, realized didn't know who we were supposed to meet with, eyed a few groups of potentials, played ping pong, had really fun with ping pong, left, bought tennis rackets and balls, played tennis in the rain Oh no! I was wearing my MeFi t-shirt and everything. I guess I must have been obscured when you came by. Next time just ask people, "Are you from the Internet?"
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 8:17 AM on April 11, 2011

Not for old fogies.
Boob Tickler—Girl who entertains father's out-of-town customers.

what

Also, "mad money" is in there as "Carfare home if she has a fight with her escort." That's still in use.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:56 PM on April 10, 2011
I can't wait until somebody invents shway so I can watch its evolution along these lines.

ErWenn, stop trying to make "shway" happen! It's not going to happen!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:27 AM on April 11, 2011

Wiki addition
I added my MeFiMu generic cover art.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:55 AM on April 10, 2011

Whose dog is this?
Before getting Animal Control involved, I would try and take the dog to the nearest vet and ask them tho scan the dog (all vets these days have handheld chip scanners). You can also ask to put a "Found" sign up on their bulletin board and make sure the front desk people have a description of the dog and your contact info, as people will often call local vets to try and find their lost pets.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:49 AM on April 10, 2011

Know of an artist named Art Seller? I do now.
However when I told this to my father years ago, he went into his closet and pulled out two paintings of Motif #1 that I had created when I was 12. I have no recollection of having done these.

Ha! A classic "Dad" move. Looking forward to seeing more of his work.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 12:24 AM on April 9, 2011

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