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The insatiable Rupert Murdoch
Can we please freaking rename either Time Warner, Inc or Time Warner Cable, FFS?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:59 AM on July 16, 2014
Talez: That's in progress as we speak.

They'll probably name the merged company WarnerCast just to continue their confusing BS.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:26 AM on July 16, 2014

Grad school application question help: Does this answer seem odd?
Che boludo!: All of this I have witnessed first hand or personally experienced.

I think going into more detail here would help it feel more like an answer to an application question and less like an academic paper.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:52 AM on July 16, 2014

Can my employer make me work for free for past Metrocards? [NYC-Filter]
If the deductions for June "don't count", presumably they will be returning that money to you? Does that make things wash?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:41 AM on July 16, 2014

Triangle 15th Anniversary Meetup
Just bumping this to the top of your Recent Activity. You may want to update your "Joining Us?" status if things have changed. I'm assuming not everyone on the Attending list will actually come (no offense, that's just how it goes for meetups), so we should be fine for getting a table, but if 10+ people do end up coming, we may have to hive off into multiple tables or try a secondary location.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 9:01 AM on July 14, 2014
sockermom: I'm planning on being there but my social anxiety and parking anxiety have both stopped me from attending other Mefitups in the past, so we will see if I can handle it. :) I can tell you that I was very anxious about my first MeFi Meetup as well, but the Triangle crowd is really cool and laid back. It's totally fine to just kind of sit at the table and listen for a while if you don't want to be part of the conversation. As for parking, there are a bunch of... [more]
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 11:35 AM on July 14, 2014
There is also a good amount of (non-parallel) on-street parking at the south end of Moore Square and a surface lot just south of that behind City Market, if parking garages are part of the anxiety.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 2:07 PM on July 14, 2014
Yeah, it's looking a little Ragnarok-ish here in Raleigh, too. Drive safely everyone.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 2:26 PM on July 15, 2014
Er, no, I mean the weather's fine. Come on down to sunny Oak Town, everybody!
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 3:10 PM on July 15, 2014
Hey, I'm here and we do have a big table set aside up front. I had them set it for 8 for now, but we can add to it if need be.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 3:49 PM on July 15, 2014
Yes, tons of fun. I liked Research Monkey's suggestion of a potluck meetup and I'm still thinking of how best to arrange a Great Triangle Biscuit Tour.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 7:03 AM on July 16, 2014

Merry Christmas (Nymwars are over)
Ian A.T.: Inigo Montoya: I want Google Reader back, you son of a bitch!

This is the best MetaFilter comment there will ever be, y'all can go home now.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:40 AM on July 16, 2014

Captain Planet - but for grown ups
The Primes
The Primals
The Four
The Components
The Materials
The Core
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:40 PM on July 15, 2014 marked best answer
The Core Four

Unless you are writing some Derek Jeter fanfic you may want avoid this one.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:58 PM on July 15, 2014

Before Google maps: Six hundred miles of highways
Gotta Photoshop that shadow out, guy.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:13 PM on July 15, 2014

The Burning of the Ursuline Convent
It's funny, growing up in a family of lapsed Catholics in Boston, I was probably in middle school before I realized that there were other kinds of Christians than Catholics. I knew more Jewish people than Protestants. Hard to believe there was a time when Catholics were not the dominant religious presence in the area. Thanks for the post.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:55 PM on July 13, 2014
benito.strauss is jokingly referring to your (inadvertent?) doubling down.

maryr: which is not the nicest part of not the nicest part of town.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:22 AM on July 15, 2014

Language for dates
Brandon Blatcher: "This" never came up in the email, just the word 'Next'.

Well, it comes up by omission, in the sense that the word "lay" comes up in the sentence "Lie the coat on the bed."
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:20 AM on July 15, 2014

PhoBWanKenobi makes xojane!
PhoBWanKenobi: Just so you know, the first book is on sale this week for $1.99 at various ebook outlets, so it's a good time to grab a copy if you wanted to but couldn't, because funds.

It's been on my "To Buy" list for a while, but the budget for that list has been tied up in the Appropriations Committee forever (they seem to think food and electricity are "higher priorities" for some reason). Considering the sale, I've been able... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:27 AM on July 15, 2014

Do I have to buy a fancy custom replacement window?
Unless you can positively identify the manufacturer, the odds of you finding a perfect fitting replacement are essentially nil. It's going to be (I'd guess) an order of magnitude cheaper to get the hole re-sized and buy an off the shelf window than to get something custom made.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:31 AM on July 15, 2014

How to decline a date
Would you ever date a coworker? Even if they were super hot and made you feel tingly when they walked by your cube? If you think there is a chance you might consider dating a colleague, don't tell him that you don't date colleagues, because if you do in the future, that is really going to sting. If you don't want to date him, tell him that you aren't interested in him that way, and you'd prefer to keep your relationship professional. Don't invent restrictions that don't exist, as it may end up... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:27 AM on July 15, 2014

The Leftovers: Two Boats and a Helicopter
I actually really liked this episode. Great job by Christopher Eccleston, and all the action and motivations felt genuine to me. I felt like it was a powerful examination of faith and commitment and conviction. The way it juxtaposed his physical care for the church with his care for his wife (Donna!) was excellent.

For what it's worth, I don't think the pigeons were supposed to be supernatural, just a coincidence that he was lucky to take advantage of.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 6:13 AM on July 15, 2014

Happy Birthday, MetaFilter
Zippity-Bop!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:16 PM on July 14, 2014

'Death will not correct / a single line of verse'
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posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:34 AM on July 14, 2014

How do I negotiate my lease terms?
This is a perfectly normal lease situation in my experience, but it is also perfectly normal to negotiate from a yearly lease to a shorter one or a month-to-month situation when your plans are not certain. I'd offer $500/mo for a 6 month lease or $550 for month-to-month. You might also offer to deposit "first and last" which is a standard thing, so that if you do need to leave on short notice, the landlord already has your last month's rent in hand, which might make them more... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:46 AM on July 14, 2014
Driven: I don't want to offend the land lord by trying to negotiate and I completely understand why the lease is structured the way it is.

Totally not an issue. It may very well be that he or she is just using an off-the-shelf lease form and would be very willing to change the terms. Part of the reason leases are written with longer terms is to protect the tenant -- if you sign a year lease you know the landlord isn't able to kick you out or raise the... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:17 AM on July 14, 2014

Put a Bat on it
I know little and less about the history of BatGirl and your various BatFranchises, but as the father of a 13-year-old girl who is just getting into superheroes through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I think I will suggest she check this series out.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:49 AM on July 14, 2014
Halloween Jack: and then stuff happened and the new Batgirl was Stephanie Brown, formerly the Spoiler and (briefly) Robin and then dead (in one of the most problematic, creepy-snuff-porn kind of ways), and then not so dead and then Batgirl. And then Nu52 and Gordon is unparalyzed and Cain is MIA and Brown is back as Spoiler.

Insert "Not sure if actually a BatVillain called The Spoiler or if just avoiding spoilers" Fry img macro.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:22 AM on July 14, 2014

Eloise: An Update
Madamina: I think The Whelk is mad that it's not a Mallory Ortberg piece.

Dirtbag Eloise? Wait, that's just Eloise.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:16 AM on July 14, 2014

Medical student syndrome
Speaking of Rabies, this phenomenon is not confined to human medicine. Veterinary students come up with the craziest diseases for their pets to have as well.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:01 AM on July 14, 2014

Let the rain wash away
I'm starting to think they should just clear all NBA rosters at the end of each season and choose up sides fresh for the next year.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:26 AM on July 11, 2014

Annabel Lecter's curious cakes and confections
elizardbits: The baby heads were actually more grotesque than I was imagining, well done indeed.

Yeah, and the Codex Seraphinianus cake was more beautiful than I was imagining.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:56 AM on July 11, 2014
the man of twists and turns: Meat Cake

That. Is. Amazing. I'm totally doing that for April Fool's Day next year.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:30 AM on July 11, 2014

Is it normal to feel this crazy?
Totally 100% normal. Like rabbitrabbit says, these feelings are why a lot of parents stop at one.

Things that keep you sane:
* Connecting with other parents who have kids about the same age. You can commiserate, and it makes you realize that your feelings are universal. Additionally, when you get together, your kids can entertain themselves to some degree, so you get a breather and a chance to talk like an adult.
* Connecting with family. Getting... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:25 AM on July 11, 2014

Love songs for married couples?
The recent Paramore song "Still Into You" is a great example of this genre.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:20 AM on July 11, 2014

Is this food poisoning, stomach flu, or something else?
I think literally almost everyone I know has had a really severe 24-36 hour stomach bug in the past two months. It's going around.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:32 AM on July 11, 2014

As always, don't read the comments.
I am just looking for a used car...what is all this?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:26 AM on July 11, 2014
PLEASE DELETE ME FROM THE GOOGLE
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:16 AM on July 11, 2014

Push Banking Everyday
Bank of America Online Banking does this. It can be an email, a text, or (I think) a push message with their smartphone app. It doesn't always come at the same time though. I'd say 85% of the time it is right around 7 am (Eastern), but sometimes it doesn't show up until the afternoon or evening.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:15 AM on July 11, 2014

Movie: Pontypool
DirtyOldTown: Is it just a weird quirk relating to my age and alt-rock loving adolescence or does anyone else hear the name Grant Mazzy and think Grant (Lee Buffalo) Mazzy (Star)?

Heh. I kept thinking that his name "went together" somehow, and I definitely thought of Mazzy Star, but I couldn't figure out why Grant went with it. I even checked to see if the guy from Mazzy Star's name was Grant or something. I bet it is from Grant Lee Buffalo,... [more]
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 7:16 AM on July 11, 2014

look who thinks he's clever dan
I am inordinately happy about this.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:18 PM on July 9, 2014
JHarris: - The puppets?

I still say "That sounds like funny, but it's not" on a weekly basis.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:44 AM on July 11, 2014

How to survive early marriage counseling?
Think of all the medical treatments that require intense pain before healing can begin. Resetting a broken bone, pulling an infected tooth, rehabbing a torn muscle. If you don't experience that intense pain, pain that is for a short time worse than the disease itself, you will never get better.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 3:33 AM on July 11, 2014

Universal Typeface Experiment
I can't see that URL as anything other than The Univer Salty Peface for some reason.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:18 AM on July 10, 2014

The American Doctor Who
Joey Michaels: Ok, ok, if Dr. Who had been a 50 year running animated series (thus obviating the need for regenerations), what artists or studios would have matched the eras of the different doctors?

1963-1966 Jay Ward
1966-1969 Hanna Barbera
1970-1974 Rankin-Bass stop action
1974-1981 Walt Disney
1981-1984 Filmation
1984-1986 Rankin/Bass ThunderCats style
1987-1989... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:23 PM on July 9, 2014
Oh fuck wait, not Rebecca Sugar for the new Doctor (though I would love to see her take on it). As a parallel to Capaldi, you want someone who is already successful, but is better known for more adult-oriented material. You want Loren Bouchard. This of course sets the stage for the best idea I've had in years, if not ever. Starring, as the voice of The Doctor... H. Jon Benjamin.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:49 PM on July 9, 2014

Dumbledore's Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final
That comment literally changed how I look at the Harry Potter series, kyrademon. Do go on.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:38 PM on July 9, 2014

How lucky are we
MisantropicPainforest: Rude comments from other mothers disapproving of a C-section==not cool but not a huge fucking problem.

They are indeed a huge fucking problem for the women that have to repeatedly hear them.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:41 PM on July 9, 2014

How to diasble a strung recurve bow?
Do you have to use that bow? Could she make something that looks like a strung bow without a string?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:16 AM on July 9, 2014

Dogs At Work :: Hey Mister, what's in the bag? RESPONSIBILITY!
You would be amazed at the drama that Dog Policy can generate at veterinary hospitals (my workplaces for the last 7 years). When almost all of your employees own multiple dogs, it's generally not feasible to allow them all to be brought to work, and who can and who can't is often a serious source of workplace strife.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:38 AM on July 9, 2014

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