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younger, hotter, wetter
Please by all that is good in the world let Hamm and Slattery have at least a few scenes together.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:42 AM on July 2, 2015

Metafilter's Own Cat-Scan.com
maryr: "I like to imagine that the cat snuck into the suitcase overnight and the guy didn't know it was there until the scan. I mean, cats love suitcases."

That was my assumption as well. I know it could easily happen with my cats, though they'd be yowling so loud during the drive to the airport I'd be sure to notice before I got out of my neighborhood.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:58 AM on July 2, 2015

When you play the World Cup, you win....or you go home.
GER 2 - 0 FRA
CHN 0 - 1 USA a.e.t.

AUS 2 - 3 JPN
ENG 2 - 1 CAN

Now taking wagers on number of Rock Steady myocardial infarctions during CHN-USA: over/under 3.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:41 AM on June 26, 2015
USA 0-0 GER (USA wins on PKs)
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:18 AM on June 30, 2015
Kattullus. I realize you are being outrageously bold in your prediction, but come on, you are kind of embarrassing yourself here. There is no way in a million years that they are getting one past Hope Solo.

I BELIEVE &c.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:31 PM on June 30, 2015
Holy scheisse
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:21 PM on June 30, 2015
GoooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooaaaal!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:30 PM on June 30, 2015
This clock is going to be cow-shaped we will milk it so hard.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:38 PM on June 30, 2015
Fuck Yeah!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:44 PM on June 30, 2015
Dos a cero
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:46 PM on June 30, 2015
To continue my streak of inaccuracy, I say
ENG 1 - 3 JPN

I'd really love to see a US - England final though. There would be a lot of good-natured shit-talking between the fanbases.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:37 AM on July 1, 2015
eriko: "But, to go back to my NFL example above -- that call also rates a support."

I actually remembered that analogy while watching the replays of that call and thought "This is one of those 'support' calls like eriko was talking about." Technically probably a bad call, but impossible to hold the ref to such a high standard.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:14 AM on July 1, 2015
Oof
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:50 PM on July 1, 2015
There was a moment at the end of the broadcast where Bassett was sobbing into her coach's arms. One of her teammates was helping to console her, and she made the "bring the medic and quickly" hand gesture that one might make for a torn ligament or broken bone. I'm sure Bassett was close to passing out with some combination of exertion, emotion, and respiratory distress from crying, but seeing that familiar gesture outside of the run of play made you realize just how devastated she was.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:58 AM on July 2, 2015

Keep cool, my babies..
Aravis76: "Or perhaps, unfortunately, he is one of those people who thrives on eliciting intense emotional reactions from others and (subconsciously) likes to have a few slightly-sort-of-ambiguously sexual/romantic relationships with women in his life."

I got this vibe very strongly as well, and I agree that it is particularly important for you to insist on clarity with this guy. Ask him out unambiguously, and if his answer is anything but… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:18 AM on July 2, 2015 marked best answer

15 years of Metafilter (Blue) in graphics
I'm amazed by the visible effect of JulyByWomen. Both subjectively and objectively awesome.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:55 PM on June 29, 2015
I've advocated before for a SuperFave. You only get one, so if you want to SuperFave something you have to remove it from the last thing you SuperFaved first.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:36 PM on June 29, 2015
Mars Saxman: "I was unable to discover any links or references to www.metachat.org from anywhere on Metafilter"

There are over 2400 comments and 180 posts that mention MetaChat. Not sure what you are talking about.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:01 AM on July 1, 2015
zarq: "Would also be in favor of expanding the initiative beyond just first time posters."

There is a sort of catch phrase on talk radio: First Time Long Time, which is short for "First time caller, but a long time listener." I'd love to see an initiative called "#FirstTimeLongTime to encourage MeFites to make their first post ever or their first post in a long time.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 1:05 PM on July 1, 2015

Stylish scandanavian-design midcentury leather chair for a song?
Cheap and scandinavian means IKEA, and a leather POÄNG might be right up your alley.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:58 PM on July 1, 2015

"one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country"
A few years ago, my wife was considering a medical procedure that carried some risk, but also would greatly lessen her chances for future health problems down the road. I was originally opposed to her undergoing the procedure, on the grounds that everything was going along fine as it was, why did we have to take that risk? But after some tough discussions with her and some deep thinking on my part I came to understand a concept that has since become a focal point of my life philosophy: Doing… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:30 AM on July 1, 2015
griphus: ""Two hundred Class-A Preferred voting shares of Hansen Family Concern Ltd.?"
"Here"
"

"My supervisors call me Twohundy, for short."
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:05 AM on July 1, 2015

The Light! It Burns!
iBooks has an Auto Night Mode feature such that if you are reading in the dark it shifts from black on white to white on black automatically. Now that would be something I would really support.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 6:41 PM on June 29, 2015
lollymccatburglar: "So, Dark Mode is basically a "classic colors" switch."

Wellllll, not so fast. The yellow is replaced with a chartreuse-y green that I (for one) really don't like, even though I have come to like just about everything else about Modern Theme. I fiddled with a Stylish userscript to change it back for a while, but it was unreliable and distracting (and not available on mobile) so I gave up. I wonder, if we are… [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 8:09 AM on July 1, 2015

Daughter hates having hair combed; shouldn't we cut it?
I think it's ultimately a bad thing for their relationship for this to continue. I'm getting a little fixated on my own childhood and growing increasingly aware of memories of my own parents being indifferent or selfish to my needs, and it's a painful process."

My daughter had the same fine, tangly, long hair issue, and it was surprisingly stressful. I think my advice to you would be to consider that if this is the kind of thing that is going to… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:53 AM on July 1, 2015

Counterfeit Content
These entities bought a dimension they clearly couldn't control. This is what happens when you try to ascend beyond your powers.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:33 AM on July 1, 2015

Good recipe for a salad with pickled/marinated vegetables?
The simplest and best one I know is to slice a cucumber as thin as humanly possible (I use a mandolin), take a cup of vinegar, stir in 1/4 cup of sugar, a dash of salt and maybe 1 teaspoon of dill. Dump the cuke in that and let it chill in the fridge for anywhere from 1-12 hours.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:37 PM on June 30, 2015

Leap Second 2015: adusting for wibbly wobbly time-y wimey stuff
we can't tell you exactly when UT1 will drift too far from UTC and the next leap will happen.

Maybe, just maybe, that next leap... will be the leap home.

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</oh boy>
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:58 AM on June 29, 2015

XOXO NAKED PISSAR DENIED
Somehow FURIOSA and WAR-RIG are both still available in NC, and I am seriously considering it.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:39 AM on June 29, 2015

Chromebook vs. cheap Windows laptop for light school use
My daughter has the ASUS that emptythought mentioned, and it is really impressive for the price. I bought it for her direct from Microsoft on sale for $179 minus an education discount, and you get a clean, un-crufty Windows install if you buy from the mother ship.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:08 AM on June 29, 2015

EQUAL · MARRIAGE · UNDER · LAW
Wow. I've been saying for years that it was only a matter of time before same-sex marriage was legal across the US, but even in my rosiest predictions I couldn't have expected it this quickly. Bravo to everyone that worked so hard for this, a moment of quiet remembrance for all the people who are no longer with us who never got the chance to enjoy this right, and a tear-filled and hearty congratulatory hug to everyone. My (old-fashioned two-sex) marriage is what has kept me sane and happy and… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:35 AM on June 26, 2015
Wait, how did you do that with the title, Rhaomi?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:00 AM on June 26, 2015
So, what's on the docket for today? Free university education? Livable wage? National police reform? Slash military spending? I bet we could get a bunch of stuff pushed through since we are on such a roll.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:47 AM on June 27, 2015

Italian Dessert Nachos
I live within walking distance of the Fair, and every year I'm disappointed they don't offer a week long pass so that we could just go grab dinner, which I can't justify at $12 to get in the gates. I think my arteries are ok with it though.

I work across the street from the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, and during the Fair they have a system by which you can get free admission for lunch. It is... problematic.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:42 PM on June 26, 2015

Flight of the (MeFi) Navigator
What do the mods think of creating scripts.metafilter.com as a repository for MeFi-centric userscripts and styles and whatnot? I sometimes feel like half the problems people have with them is that it is hard (especially with the demise of userscripts.org) to find the latest, most stable version of a given script.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:01 AM on June 26, 2015
pb: "Plus there are some scripts that we absolutely do not endorse and we don't want to be in the business of deciding what gets hosted and what doesn't."

I think you could make it clear that it was just an unsupported repository, but this is a fair point.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:44 AM on June 26, 2015

I want my house to be alive with the sound of music
If you are invested in the Apple ecosystem at all, Air Play is a nice and easy way to do it. Your iPhone/iPad can serve as a full-featured remote. This article explains using your Mac to stream the audio (including purchase recommendations), but it works about the same from a PC.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:47 AM on June 26, 2015

Methinks I see my father. -Where, my lord?
Wow. I think I might have this and not just a really bad memory. So when other people "picture" something, it's like they are really looking at an image of that thing?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:57 AM on June 25, 2015
I very rarely remember my dreams, and when I do, I have often explained the experience as similar to watching a movie. The characters and locations are almost never familiar to me, and I don't feel like I am a part of the action, just observing it.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:36 PM on June 25, 2015
alex_skazat: "Or sometimes you can just augment what you see with additional images. Something easy would be outlining an object with a white, thick line. Or you can just do live rotoscoping ala Waking Life. I think that got me through many a online date I wasn't into. "

This literally sounds like magic to me.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:38 PM on June 25, 2015

Cool canvas shoes
It's a sneaker-y version of a chukka, which is a search term that might be very useful for you.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:14 AM on June 25, 2015
What about these Rockport "Path to Greatness" sneaks?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:16 AM on June 25, 2015
Even better: 1901 "Harbor"
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:18 AM on June 25, 2015

Go home Connecticut, you're drunk.
Do other nations have state (or whatever the equivalent is) flags. Because it's suddenly struck me a really weird.

The Flags of Russia (and sometimes other nations/regions) are just as fascinating as you might expect.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:20 PM on June 24, 2015

Sick dog, sick kitten, panicked mama
1. Diarrhea in a kitten is not uncommon, and not necessarily cause for concern, but they can dehydrate quickly, so vet within 12 hours is sound thinking.
2. Pets will often react poorly to other household pets who have been to the vet, especially if they are on medication -- it messes with their smell considerably, as you can imagine. That said, dramatically increased aggression is a cause for concern, as it can indicate pain, stress, or even neurological issues.… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:26 AM on June 24, 2015

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 257: Swag Dads
I loved the bit about Tony Hawk's son named Boneless 360º and then his second son named Ollie.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 6:47 AM on June 24, 2015

List these pseudo-courses on my resume - next to my fancy real degrees?
I don't know. I have sometimes (when relevant) added a section to my Education section of my resume called "Additional Coursework" with a few descriptive course titles and institution names, but those were actual classes with coursework and grades, even though they weren't taken towards a specific degree. Maybe better to include in a cover letter? "The strategic and management aspects of this position are particularly interesting to me, and I look forward to utilizing the… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:32 AM on June 24, 2015

Worst nightmare most cherished dream - new job in time of crisis
Does your old job have to know that you will be starting this new job in a month? Could you just tell them (in a few days, once you are at your parents' place) that it's going to take longer than you thought, and rather than an extended leave, it would be best for you to resign, with your notice period covered (as much as possible) by paid leave. Then -- if ever asked -- you can just make it seem like this new job happened to come up while you were dealing with your parents.… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:49 PM on June 23, 2015

Mousestar Runner
Hmm. I'm not sure I like these, at least not so far. I think the whacky absurdity was actually one of the weaker points of Homestar - it really hit its stride when it the craziness was grounded in a very well-observed reality. Teen Girl Squad is the perfect example of this. I'm guessing with the "Introducing" in the titles, it sounds like some of these characters are going to be recurring, so maybe that will give them the chance to really build a world that will develop into something… [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:29 PM on June 23, 2015

Can I make a flat cat-safe after using ant powder?
I thought maybe you were not in the US (pyjamas, flat, hoovering, skirting boards), and I wasn't sure if they'd take an international call, but I figured I'd mention it. Glad to know they were able to help.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:16 AM on June 23, 2015

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