Hey, this is totally dumb. These songs are old and broken and you shouldn't even bother downloading them, or even going to their website at all, really. I mean, everyone should probably just go to the iTunes Store or Google Play or whatever at 11:00 EST and find some good music to download, you know what I mean?
Please pass this comment along to everyone you know so that they don't clog up the pipes and I can download errythang all for myself. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:08 AM on February 14, 2014
C.A.S.: De La Soul collaborated with Teenage Fanclub at one point, two great totally unrelated 90s acts in one great taste.
She's great. For fellow Americans who like a good Northern England accents, check out the UK version of Shameless (streaming on Netflix). The way they pronounce the name "Katie" is... impossible to depict using human orthography.
I know Yorkshire and Mancunian accents aren't the same, but they are close enough for this American's ears. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:04 AM on February 14, 2014
I'm a 22Ker, been here for 8 years, lurked on and off longer than that, and I still don't feel like an oldtimer. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 7:22 PM on February 8, 2014
euphorb: My wife knows it as "The Blue Site" and she's always been a bit jealous.
If we ever set up a support group for MeFite spouses, it should really be called "That Blue Site". posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 7:56 AM on February 10, 2014
It's really cool to see people de-lurking. We should have a general "De-lurk And Say Hello!" MetaTalk thread once a year or something. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 2:07 PM on February 10, 2014
Chrysostom: It would be nice to have the IMG tag on certain goofball threads, but I think its removal was an overall positive for the site.
It's really quite amazing how restrained use of the IMG tag was, even in the its last days. I miss it too, but I must begrudgingly agree that it was probably a good thing that we lost it when we did. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 10:41 AM on February 11, 2014
Ghidorah: Also, the dark ages... what happened there? Can any mods explain how or what happened with that chunk of the userbase?
It's got to be some kind of glitch in the data, right? Like the activity of all those users is getting glommed into the thin yellow line near 20K somehow? posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 8:03 AM on February 12, 2014
Oh, I get it. I would probably have made the Y-axis be userid, but easy for me to say. posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 8:19 AM on February 12, 2014
I must admit, I really like the idea of "happy birthday [username]" and "happy MeFiversary [username]". posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 1:23 PM on February 11, 2014
Rhomboid: Here's a text file that lists all users by signup day.
Oh, that's cool. I share a MeFiversary with two of my favorite Internet people, though not in the same year, so I never would have known otherwise. Thanks, Rhomboid! posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steadyat 6:01 AM on February 12, 2014
Go easy on this. A little playful teasing can be OK once in a while, but it can come across as demeaning, and it only blurs the romance/friendship line further.
I agree with everyone else who suggests that you go rock climbing and treat it as a platonic friend outing. Perhaps you could try to make sure you have some physical contact -- a hand on her arm, a pat on the back, maybe your knees touching if... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 5:22 AM on February 12, 2014
It's totally fine to return her. Breaking out of crates and opening shut doors is well outside the normal range of dogginess. There are some families who would be able to deal with that extreme behavior, but you should not think less of yourself because you can't. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 3:47 AM on February 12, 2014
thinkpiece: Deliver an uncharged response, turn away (a little shunning is always effective), and getting nice and busy with something she will want in on.
Yeah, I wonder if she doesn't enjoy the negative attention she is getting from this routine. I'd have Dad ignore all of her negative behavior 100% and as soon as he gets home (as quickly as feasible) get involved in some game or activity Toddler really likes. and welcome her to it if she shows... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 1:19 PM on February 11, 2014
This excellent Outsports article details the fact that his orientation was becoming a well-known secret, and suggests, fascinatingly, that the only reason that the media didn't jump all over the rumors in recent weeks was the Dr. V article and the heat that ESPN and Grantland took over it.
It's great to hear so many in the media and so so many athletes express their support and say that this is a non-issue. As I saw numerous places on Twitter, I look forward to the day... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:24 AM on February 10, 2014
Oh, and from a football perspective, I think he'd be a great fit for the Patriots, who have a history of turning tweener DL/LBs with leadership skills and intense motivation into stars (Bruschi, Vrabel, Ninkovich) posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:27 AM on February 10, 2014
something something: I have to believe a struggling NFL team will snap him up regardless of all the rumblings about "locker room culture."
For folks who aren't big football fans, here is a primer on how the NFL draft works. There are seven rounds, and Sam is (or at least was) expected to be a second- or third- round pick, so even if this news causes his stock to drop dramatically, he will be drafted. Whether or not he can make it through... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 7:46 AM on February 10, 2014
Trochanter: If Sam is just middlin', that's when things will get tough.
Especially since, based on his size, he could be a very good football player, but not be good enough at the specific things a person his size needs to be good at to stick around in the NFL. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 8:57 AM on February 10, 2014
Yeah, far be it from me to tell some notional closeted NFL veterans how to deal with their own sexuality, but I really really hope a group of 3-4 established current players will take this opportunity to come out and take some of the heat off this brave kid. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 9:55 AM on February 10, 2014
Also, if a guy named Mike Sam does not end up as a linebacker, that is one sick cosmic joke. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 10:16 AM on February 10, 2014
MCMikeNamara: I now also realize that the audience who would find this joke amusing may be limited to just me
I recently made a joke that combined a fairly deep LoTR reference with trenchant commentary on the speech patterns of Dan Dierdorf, so I know that feel. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 11:41 AM on February 10, 2014
lord_wolf: Was it "Guys, I'm not so sure the Balrog won't be able to not pass here. Gandalf has been playing Cover 2 all day and he's clearly tired!"
Rock Steady: "Now watch this right here.. I'm not so sure that isn't a Dead Cornerback of Dunharrow who came out of nowhere to deflect that pass." -- Dan... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 12:46 PM on February 10, 2014
jessamyn: ou can't control what people think but if they are your employees it's okay to tell them that anti-gay speech/actions/whatever will not be tolerated.
I think the concern is that it will only be the "customer-facing" part of the business that is policed, and that the kind of locker room bullshit that went on in the Incognito/Martin will continue behind the scenes. If the texts that were recently released are any guide to what locker... [more] posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 1:25 PM on February 10, 2014
rikschell: The GOP figures this may be their last hurrah and they are determined to poison every well they can while they hold the reins of power.
I wish I had heard of this ahead of time, but I tend to not follow political news very closely, since it is so depressing. NC MeFites, if there's another one of these, let's meet up and go, OK? posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 10:28 AM on February 10, 2014
Yeah, I do this exact thing with multiple computers and iOS devices using IMAP. It is easy to configure and fool-proof. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 6:46 AM on February 10, 2014
If you are still having problems with it I can check my Mail settings when I get home, but I think this page is what I used to get it all working together. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 7:52 AM on February 10, 2014
It's amazing how little the hand tools have changed over 1000 years. For a second I thought that hacksaw was the rusty old one I've got in my garage. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 5:59 AM on February 10, 2014
ursus_comiter: no, I don't want to make replicas of He-Man's sword.
I can't imagine ever being in a place in my life where I say those words in that order. May King Randor have mercy on your soul. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 6:51 AM on February 10, 2014
There are many reasons to have this checked out by your vet at your earliest opportunity. The possible diagnoses range from the trivial to very dangerous indeed, but in almost all of those cases, dealing with it earlier rather than later will be better for your dog and for your wallet. posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 5:43 AM on February 6, 2014
Glad to hear it, Foam Pants.
I think I used to have that hat! posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 4:31 PM on February 6, 2014
Eyebrows McGee: Dude had a powerful voice but man those songs were super-cheesy.
They really need to have a "Songwriter Idol" contest that runs alongside "American Idol" to prevent the completely predictable pile of glurge that inevitably makes up every Idol winner's first album. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 10:50 AM on February 6, 2014
You should go into the interview with a good grasp in your mind of the story you want to tell about yourself. Boil it down to a sentence that includes specific details about why you will benefit this company more than any other applicant. Something like "I am a detail-oriented, thoughtful person who will be able to cut expenditures and increase revenue." or "I am an edgy, modern thinker with a creative flair with a track record of improving social network engagement." or... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 6:28 AM on February 6, 2014
Yeah, certainly consult legal counsel, but I think it would be something like "A Motion To Amend The Constitution of MetaFilter by replacing it in its entirety with the text found in Attachment A to this week's Agenda, entitled Constitution of MetaFilter." posted to Ask Metafilter by Rock Steadyat 6:18 AM on February 6, 2014
Also useful, the "Multiple Levels" gesture: The hand is held upright, fingers bent at a right angle to the palm, to indicate a certain level. The hand can then be quickly raised or lowered to a new level to indicate going "up" or "down" a metaphorical level in the discussion. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 2:19 PM on February 4, 2014
Then there's the "Cup Stub of Chalk Loosely in Hand and Shake It About", but I think that might be deprecated in today's Expo Markers and Smartboard world. posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 2:25 PM on February 4, 2014
Let's all make up our own new and improved gestures and hit the TEDx circuit until they start getting appropriated by other lecturers
The Mystic and the Crystal Ball
A Weird Salute
Watch 'Em Fing posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steadyat 5:44 PM on February 4, 2014