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Grither: "Oh wait, got it working now by following nobody's instructions but in greasemonkey for FF."

Can I just say I love it when people reference nobody in their comments?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:12 AM on October 16, 2014

Simmons is free.
It's really weird to see the guy I started reading as The Boston Sports Guy back in the early 2000's is now being talked about in the NYT and Forbes.

EmpressCallipygos: "if he's continuing to call bullshit on the powers that be during these kinds of scandals, I want the largest number of people possible to hear him call bullshit."

The problem with that is at ESPN, he is specifically forbidden from calling bullshit... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:46 AM on October 15, 2014
he is specifically forbidden from calling bullshit on ESPN, (or any other Disney property)

I should add that the reason why this suspension is so troubling, is that it seems to be extending that protection (which Simmons has grudgingly accepted from the beginning -- he often jokes about getting the business end of a cattle prod when he edges close to the line of criticising an ESPN colleague/property) to ESPN/Disney and... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:58 AM on October 15, 2014
eriko: "ESPN is *legendary* about you toeing the company line. Yes, this is chickenshit, but this is legendary ESPN chickenshit. Thou Does Not Mock Bristol. ESPN has been consistent in this since the earliest days of the network. Yes, it's still chickenshit, but it is consistent chickenshit."

The thing is he wasn't "mocking" Bristol, he was criticising the NFL. Extending that legendary protection to the network's affiliated business... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:51 AM on October 15, 2014

MeFi Music Collaboration: A Tribute to Flood!
Like you always have a soft spot for your first love, I suspect I will always have a soft spot for Flood. Really looking forward to this.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:58 AM on October 13, 2014
My daughter is now well past kids' music age, but there are still a bunch of songs from No! that I keep in my regular playlists.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:43 AM on October 15, 2014

How do I make this awesome plastic cauldron safe for serving drinks?
Could you carefully line it with a few overlapping layers of plastic wrap? You'd want to tape it or something to the underside of that little ridge around the opening to avoid it flopping down while in use.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:26 AM on October 15, 2014

Am I liable for things police find rental cars?
Flood: "How liable to need to be before it is a problem?"

This exactly. If a cop finds drugs in your rental car, you are going to have a Legal Headache. Will you be convicted? Maybe not, but there are all sorts of ways in which your life could be made severely difficult just by being arrested. I know that now that you have asked this question, I'll be looking under the seats of my next rental.... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:20 AM on October 15, 2014

When cats fly
On a recent episode of the podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go!, one of the guests talked about letting his nervous cat "walk around in the aisle" during a flight. I can't imagine doing that, but letting her out of the carrier seems to be a possibility. Probably depends greatly on your specific flight crew.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:02 PM on October 14, 2014

A Mefi place for project collaborations
Would it be feasible to have a "Projects Talk" page like we have for Music and FanFare?
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:09 AM on October 14, 2014
...he said, and then was beat soundly about the head and shoulders by an already overworked pb.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 10:19 AM on October 14, 2014
bleep: "I actually kind of wish those talk pages could get folded back into MetaTalk. Same thing with IRL Proposals."

It's not a bad idea. Has there been a decrease in MeTa volume since the PermaQueue? It seems like it to me. I think it might be cool to consolidate the Talk pages, but not IRL proposals. They are too geographically specific and too numerous.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:35 PM on October 14, 2014

My daughter, myself
Nice article. I'm on the Dad side of the Pre-Teen Daughter Experience, but this mirrors a lot of my thinking and experiences as well.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:29 PM on October 14, 2014

Post-Thanksgiving Family Entertainment
capricorn: "It sounds like you guys would love the game Exquisite Corpse/Interpretations/Telephone Pictionary."

It's even more fun if you refer to it by its coprophagic name. I came in to suggest this same thing. We just played it last week with 5 people, and it was fantastic. It would be exponentially better with 15.... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:03 PM on October 14, 2014

To #Hashtag or Not To #Hashtag
“If this was the year 1300,” he said, “we would be communicating sending falcons. If this was 1988, we would use FedEx. Now it’s 2014, we use hashtags.”

I love you will.i.am. How does the NYT style subsequent mentions of the quondam Black Eyed Pea? Mr. Am? Mr. I.am?

Also, in an attempt to horrify my teenage daughter, I have convinced her that I am trying to start a hashtag for when things are total crap -- #hashtagtrashbag.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:33 AM on October 14, 2014
Made of Star Stuff: "Man, oldsters can't even get the jargon that we young millenials use to describe them."

I'm still just swingin' on the flippity flop.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:38 AM on October 14, 2014
#parachutepants
#newjackswing
#rollerblades
#crystalpepsi

In case you are wondering if you are old, consider the fact that my teenage daughter's preferred outfit these days is a flannel shirt, torn jeans and combat boots. #grunge
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:58 PM on October 14, 2014

A digital replica of the classic Spirograph toy
This is the best thing that has ever been put on the Internet.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:02 PM on October 14, 2014
dukes909: "Now how about a Light Bright..or whatever it was?"

Javascript-based OK?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:36 PM on October 14, 2014

My deli meats contain trade secrets?
It's tuna, but not the fish. The... other kind of tuna.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:14 PM on October 14, 2014

Why is the world in love again? Why are we marching hand in hand?
I'm going to see if I can get my daughter to sing Particle Man while I accompany on ukulele, but please don't let this hinder any actual MeFi musicians from signing up for it. I'm a very beginning amateur, and she may be too cool a teenager to sing anything as goofy as Particle Man.
posted to MeFi Music Talk by Rock Steady at 7:04 AM on October 13, 2014
Why is The Blue in love again?
Why are we spousing hand in hand?
Why are the Quonsar levels rising up?

posted to MeFi Music Talk by Rock Steady at 11:36 AM on October 14, 2014

"But the Skinner box is still real."
Alex404: "For me, the idea that leveling up and acquiring new abilities should open up new tactical options has always been something of a holy grail. However, the only genre of games which consistently pull this off are open source rogue like games, many of which have been fine tuned over the course of 20 years. The final stages of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup are still thrilling and challenging. Few other games pull this off, as far as I can recall.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:57 AM on October 14, 2014

Can you deny owner enterance and housing if he doesn't live there?
I'm so very sorry for your loss. My father passed away a year ago in July, and I'm only just now really coming to terms with it.

Regardless of the legality of the situation, your best bet for the long term is to be on as good terms as possible with the uncle. Whether you want to buy him out of his portion of the house, or sell him your (eventual) part and remain as a tenant, it does not behoove you to argue with him over whatever legal rights you may or may not have. If... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:04 PM on October 13, 2014

Safe to Eat? Cooked Chicken ... One Week Old
I eat plenty of leftovers past the date when my wife considers them safe, but 7 days is too long.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:15 AM on October 13, 2014

Papierflieger-Maschinenpistole
This is awesome, but Gott im Himmel, the squeaking.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:31 PM on October 10, 2014

Moving an electrical switch about 3 inches up
They make light switch extenders.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:21 PM on October 10, 2014

Overthinking a plate of American Chop Suey
in today's episode of Let's Horrify The Whelk i reveal that i almost dated a guy who thought it was totally cool to drink a big glass of milk while eating sushi

Holy shit, I'm going to hurl.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:37 PM on October 5, 2014
Can anyone tell me how much pasta to use for a pound of meat?

One pound of pasta to one pound of meat was (is) my family's recipe.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:20 AM on October 6, 2014

What is the best episode of the podcast?
Hard to pick an episode of My Brother, My Brother & Me, but maybe 104 - I Hate You, Ron?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:02 PM on October 3, 2014

Storm Troopers, TIE Fighters, Star Destroyers, OH MY!
Intercontinental Ballistic Blaster
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:03 PM on October 3, 2014

Your College Football Team Sucks
I understand why my area of NJ likes Penn State (ugh) and Notre Dame (ugh) but why Florida?

I hate to mention his name for fear of what it might summon, but...

Tebow?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:12 AM on October 3, 2014

A new theme for MeFi: Modern
I commented out most of the font-related stuff in fleacircus' userstyle because all I wanted was the green switched back to yellow, and It. Looks. So. Good. Y'all.

If someone with more css chops can make a "Switch Green To Yellow" style that would be amazing, as this one still misses a couple instances (most notably in the highlight colors).... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 9:49 AM on September 29, 2014
I would:
1. Love to have images back, and
2. Hate to have images back.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:39 AM on October 3, 2014

Cheese your patter
Lord Palmerston and Queen Victoria swingin' on the flippity-flop.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:31 AM on October 3, 2014

How the law turns battered women into criminals
In one more, a father fractured an infant girl’s toe, femur, and seven ribs and was sentenced to two years; for failing to intervene, the mother got 30.

What the actual fuckity fuck.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:09 PM on October 2, 2014

Do I really need to unplug my stuff during a thunderstorm?
I have never unplugged anything in a storm in almost 40 years of life and have never had anything even slightly damaged, but I know that it can and does happen. Like many things in life, it comes down to weighing risk against benefit. Driving a car is dangerous, but the benefit of travel is worth it for me. Leaving electrical items plugged in in an electrical storm is dangerous, but the benefit of being able to watch Netflix on a rainy day is worth it.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:30 PM on October 2, 2014

Tips for first fall/winter in new home
If you have storm windows, be sure to get them in place before the weather turns bad. You may also want to look into shrink film window insulation if your windows are drafty.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:29 AM on October 2, 2014

General call to scriptmakers!
jjwiseman: "I see that the redesign has broken Secret Metafilter. I won't have a chance to update it for a few months, but patches are welcome."

Aww, man. I hope that can be fixed -- I really liked Secret MetaFilter.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:55 AM on October 2, 2014

Web 1.0 dinosaur Metafilter modernizes, slowly
I did think it was weird you had a Macklemore shirt. Thanks for clarifying.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:14 PM on October 1, 2014
Can you explain it to us not-rap folk?

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, "Thrift Shop [f. Wanz]" [Advisory: Strong Language, R. Kelly References, Use of the word "Hella"]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:45 AM on October 2, 2014

This cat fails on all levels
I mean, I know this wet, wrinkly cat is pretty bad, but at least it's not dryish and weird-smelling.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:45 AM on October 1, 2014

Sleepy Hollow: The Kindred
I don't think he realized he was "signing in blood". The pen just has "sharp edges". He might not even realize he's bleeding.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 9:22 PM on September 30, 2014

I Need a Mantra
I've had some luck with something along the lines of "I refuse to let these people rent space in my head any longer."
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:17 PM on September 29, 2014

The Good, the Bad, and the Nights Watch
Wow. That opening bass line works so amazingly well as a lonely whistle.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:53 AM on September 29, 2014
native tribes fighting with the cavalry on the northern border as an ancient evil closes in on them both

I think it's more that the long-lost daughter of the family that used to own the whole county is uniting the native tribes in the area, and there's been a lot of crazy talk about thunderbirds lately...
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:32 AM on September 29, 2014

Happy birthday to no one.
Some times science is so interested in asking if something can be done, that it neglects to ask if it should be done.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:16 AM on September 29, 2014

Triangle Biscuit Harvest Festival
I have the biscuits.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 7:22 AM on September 27, 2014
We had a great time as well! Already looking forward to our ice cream tasting meetup!
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 4:48 PM on September 27, 2014

Dust. Wind. Dude.
Winter and Reeves have been best pals ever since.

This makes me inordinately happy.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:33 PM on September 26, 2014

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