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The incremental to surpass all incrementals
NoraReed: "Oh my god, winter comes and my kittens died and everything is terrible, what generates catnip in the winter, please help, cats are junkies, do not know how to hunt mice"

Wait until the Kitten White Walkers show up...

I think I'm kidding about that, but I wouldn't be that surprised if they actually do show up at some point.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:00 AM on August 26, 2014
How do I get culture?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:56 AM on August 26, 2014
That was the Boatmurdered of Kitten Game.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:34 AM on August 27, 2014
There is always at least one kitten. You are a kitten. Who else do you think is assigning the workers and sending the trading parties and sacrificing the unicorns?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:43 AM on August 30, 2014
I'm stuck in what I guess is the mid-game. It's taking forever to grind gears (see what I did there?) to develop steamworks upgrades and manuscripts for new technology steps. Any tips?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:07 AM on September 3, 2014

Most Distinctive Food by State
showbiz_liz: "it makes it seem like we're just eating big bowls of slaw by themselves."

You aren't?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:10 PM on September 2, 2014

Book Layout: How would you format long speeches / sermons?
honestcoyote: "These two options are my favorites so far, but the lead-in to the sermons doesn't always have a simple opening. Sometimes there's several paragraphs of action and dialogue before the multi-page sermon starts. Sometimes, the sermon begins this way: "Oh Lord," Joseph says, "Bless this cat, bless this bat...", and there's no way to separate the speaker out of the sermon's opening without rearranging the sentence.... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:23 AM on September 2, 2014

Help Pick A Group Work Appropriate Game
Spaceteam! It's a phone game, but not in the way you are thinking. I think with some of the newer updates you can create a tournament mode, with multiple small groups playing the same game competitive with one another.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:28 AM on September 2, 2014

Is this all there is to Wellbutrin?
I've been on generic Wellbutrin for a while now, and I have basically experienced the same thing you are reporting. The drug doesn't make me happy, or make me less stressed out, it just lets me deal with those negative feelings in a more positive way, in the way I used to deal with those problems before my depression really kicked in.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:37 AM on September 2, 2014

Gridland
Is there a way to save and/or export your game?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:55 AM on August 28, 2014
Copronymus: "designers often miss that feeling like you've earned progress thanks to your skill at planning for a particularly powerful upgrade or seeking out some bonus that makes the game easier is one of the more rewarding things a game can offer you"

Absolutely. I vote we call this a "Screw Attack Moment".
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:59 AM on August 29, 2014

Triangle Biscuit Harvest Festival
I know for sure I will drive right past a Biscuitville and at least one Bojangles on the way up from F-V, so I can stop there easily. Alternatively, I could go slightly out of my way and stop at either Big Ed's and Beasley's or the Farmer's Market if there is no one else for whom those places are convenient. Timing-wise, Saturday brunch sounds about right. The 23rd is out for me and the 30th isn't great, but I'm open other than that. I may end up bringing my 13-year-old... [more]
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 2:01 PM on August 14, 2014
Yeah, I agree for sure. If no one else is closer, I'll do the Farmer's Market as my first choice.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 6:27 PM on August 14, 2014
Coatlicue: "Does the "bring the family" thing extend to an infant?" If my 13-year-old ends up coming (and she really loves biscuits, so I think she will), we've got a built-in babysitter. She loves kiddos.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 9:59 AM on August 26, 2014
something something: "Okay! I have verified they have country ham in a format called "biscuit slices" so I can be in charge of that." Of course they do, because North Carolina.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 10:58 AM on August 28, 2014

neither hipster, nor corporate shill... its the Dishevelled Trivago Guy
pahalial: "They're turning this debate into yet more free publicity, of course."

I called it.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:16 AM on August 28, 2014

What areas within 5 hrs of New Jersey have cheaper real estate?
Yeah, I was going to suggest Raleigh, NC as well, but it's a little outside your driving range.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:11 PM on August 23, 2014

Welcome to this strange box with chairs in it.
That was great. Thanks for posting.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:21 PM on August 21, 2014

D: "BREAAADDD!" D:
Joe in Australia: "So let me give you some advice, as the parent of someone who is still a picky eater: don't boast about what you feed your child. Karma is a bitch."

Yeah, in my experience, the average child's openness to new foods peaks around 18-24 months, then plummets dramatically, hitting a nadir around age 3 or 4, then slowly builds back up until adulthood, with another trough around 12 or 13.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:04 AM on August 21, 2014
PMdixon: "I did not expect so many strong reactions to this."

children + criticism + fine dining? I totally expected Strong Takes.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:12 AM on August 21, 2014
Tell Me No Lies: "I don't like the taste of alcohol, which appears to be an irresistible challenge to some wine lovers."

Absolutely. If you want people to buy you expensive glasses of wine, tell them you hate wine.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:23 AM on August 21, 2014
delfin: " I've... seen meals you people wouldn't believe... Sautéed rock shrimp in a creamy lemon and garlic sauce on fire off the shoulder of Felidia. I watched Muscovy Duck glitter in the dark near Momofuku Ko. All those... entrees... will be lost in time, like [small cough] tapas... in... rain. Time... to dine..."

Now I really want to see Plate Runner.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:47 AM on August 21, 2014

Metafilter Fantasy Football Challenge 2014/2015
Yeah, we have tried G+ and the league forum page and neither really took off, but I'd love to have a forum in which to whinge and moan about my horrible choices and my players' screaming ineptitude.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:34 PM on August 18, 2014
I think there has been some pushback to the idea of introducing sports to FanFare due to the existence of SportsFilter, but it does seem to fit.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:38 AM on August 19, 2014
Baaaaaalotelllllllliiiiiii!

This is going to be fun!
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:54 AM on August 21, 2014

Diagnostic Emoji: Laughing Face with Tears + Clapping Hands
Flashman: "So... how do you access emoji, on an iPhone?

Everyone's doing it but me.
"

💩
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:25 AM on August 21, 2014
Lost in Emoji Translation.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:46 AM on August 21, 2014

I want out of this house! How soon can I move?
Packing is one of those activities that expands to fill the time available, so I'd expect to be throwing the last bits of crap into boxes as your helpers show up, but 2 days should be plenty of time to pack up 1 bedroom plus assorted things. Three helpers is probably plenty, but the more the better for stair-intensive moving as it's not the heavy stuff that is the burden in this case, it's the repeated up and down trips, so more people means fewer trips per person.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:34 AM on August 21, 2014
acidic: "Check yelp to see if your city has movers who specialize in SMALL moves and have low rates/no minimums. I recently hired movers in LA who charged $85/hr, no minimums, and rounded to the quarter hour = HEAVEN."

Google "<college near you> movers" FTW
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:10 AM on August 21, 2014

"I probably should have told Jordan and Dan about that beforehand."
I think the most important thing that he left out is that unless people like him (and me) do do something about both relatively minor situations like the one he describes and more serious stuff like what is going on in Ferguson, the sad sad truth of the matter is that things are not going to change. The most evil part of institutional racism is that the voice of the victims of that racism are so suppressed that it is hard for them to be heard by the average person, but... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:18 AM on August 19, 2014
YoungAmerican: "Part of that is reflecting impartiality in my non-NPR public life, as well as in my day-to-day life. I tried to focus what I talked about on JJGo on my own personal experience, so that others could draw their own conclusions about broader societal and political ramifications."

I definitely got the feeling that you were choosing your words very carefully when it came to the broader picture, and I remember you talking about the... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:56 PM on August 20, 2014

Don Pardo, 1918-2014
They honestly should retire the tradition of announcing the names of the SNL cast. Maybe have them say their own name as part of the montage, or something? I guess you need someone to intro the host, but I can't imagine trying to replace him.

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posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:35 AM on August 19, 2014

It was born in the stables. It died in the snow.
I will never look at football, Canada, or literature the same way again.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:48 PM on August 18, 2014

NFL Fantasy Football League
Rock Steady kindly put one together last year that was fun even if your team went 3-10 and the coach didn't get things figured out until the playoffs.

I probably won't do one this year, FYI. Least year I did it kind of as a tribute to my Dad who was a big Fantasy Football fan and had recently passed away, but I find I enjoy my Sundays more when I am only living and dying based on the results of one game, rather than twelve.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:52 PM on August 18, 2014

I am fully aware you are not my doctor.
- Did you give your child Concerta and nothing happened but good things? No side effects at all?

Yes. Maybe not no side effects (some difficulty falling asleep which we largely remedied by having her take it earlier -- as soon as she wakes up in our case, and some loss of appetite, but that really seems to come and go as she heads into teenager-hood) and while the benefits are not exactly night and day, my daughter definitely prefers taking it to not... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:32 PM on August 18, 2014

Name my brass quintet!
Same Sax
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:13 PM on August 15, 2014

Not Sure if Bug Report or Pony Request
[let's just assume I went to the trouble of finding a way to install Netscape Navigator 2.0 and took some screenshots to insert here]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:32 AM on August 15, 2014
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posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:04 AM on August 15, 2014
I have flagged certain comments in this thread in a certain way so as to encode a semaphore message visible only to the mods.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:35 AM on August 15, 2014

Give me your most jargon-filled work-related statements
I was at a seminar the other day that included a session on some data analysis software that went way over my head. One sentence I wrote down as an example was "The robustness depends on your skewness and Kurtosis."
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:41 AM on August 15, 2014

Looking for Fun Lake/Swimming Activities and Games I Can Play by Myself
My wife and daughter like to choreograph theoretical synchronized swimming routines with each other, and that's something you could do by yourself.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:26 AM on August 15, 2014 marked best answer

Background Check Inconsistencies
Can you contact the previous employer and see if they can get in touch with the background check company?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:03 AM on August 15, 2014 marked best answer

Compact medical supplies
Sterile water in 1L bags. 6 or 7 should get you over 12lbs. (1L of water weighs ~1kg and 1kg = 2.2lb).
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:21 AM on August 15, 2014

Where We Came From, State by State
showbiz_liz: 42% of North Carolinians weren't born in North Carolina!

When we moved to Cary, NC from Massachusetts in 2009, we were told that the name of the town was an acronym for Containment Area for Relocated Yankees.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:21 PM on August 14, 2014

Haven't seen my elderly neighbor for a few days. Time to worry?
I would leave a note on her door or in her mailbox expressing concern about the car and the trash bin and include your contact info, so that if she or someone else is coming to/from the house at irregular hours they can get in touch with you.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:46 AM on August 14, 2014
To me, the food suggests a relative or other caregiver came by to drop off some things and found no answer at the door, as the police did.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:48 AM on August 14, 2014

What has anyone ever learned from Gawker?
Rhaomi: Here's a mockup of the rainbow page idea.

I love this. Is there a way to hack it together via greasemonkey and whatnot?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:46 AM on August 14, 2014
Ghidorah: The rainbow page seems at odds with the professional white background.

You could have a 10 or 20 pixel wide band of color for each post running along the left margin for the PWB.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:49 AM on August 14, 2014

SORRY, I'M DEAD.
I really miss the era of video games that knew you had to have something called narrative, but didn't seem to give a shit about what that meant.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:22 AM on August 14, 2014

Is it okay to accept a new job that I might leave in the near future?
I feel a sense of loyalty towards my employer and would feel bad leaving them soon after starting a new project,

Unless your employer is very unusual, this loyalty is misplaced. They would not hesitate to lay you off two weeks after giving you the new job if the funding for the position unexpectedly dried up. Take the job and keep looking for better jobs with no guilt.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:22 AM on August 13, 2014

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