Activity from Rock Steady

Showing comments from:
Displaying comments 400 to 450 of 8765
Do you really think yours was that much better?
More yearbook photo awesomeness.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:24 PM on September 11, 2014
MetaFilter: Zero Norms Freaked
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:09 AM on September 12, 2014

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
Flunkie: " I have a couple questions:"

(1) Correct.

(2) It does not consume parchment in making the manuscripts. Presumably the printing press tech also includes paper.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:56 AM on September 4, 2014
I should add, once you build the steamworks, you can toggle it off (like the smelter) and it will not consume any coal.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:06 AM on September 4, 2014
Am I the only one who wishes "Genealogy" was a technology you could unlock, so that I could get a ancestral chart of all my kitten families, dating back to the foundation of my census? I think right now the Chalks are the pre-eminent clan, with 19 year old Lily already the 99% proficient High Priestess of the Order of the Sun.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:08 PM on September 4, 2014
ROU_Xenophobe: " Can I sell all my huts (or sell them up to my storage limits), upgrade to ironwood huts, and then buy them back for cheaper than I sold them?"

Did you ever try this, Xenophobe?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:24 AM on September 5, 2014
The tool tip says the Astrolabe "Improves Observatory effectiveness by 50%". Does that include their "capacity" for Science, or just the output?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:44 AM on September 10, 2014
I can now confirm that, in case anyone else is wondering.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:22 PM on September 10, 2014
So. Much. Science. My upcoming research goals require tens of thousands of Science more than I currently have capacity for. Is there a method for rapidly building up my Science capacity that I'm not seeing, or do I just have to spam Observatories for the next couple centuries?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:42 AM on September 11, 2014

Good curated Internet Radio stations?
You know that they do have some curated stations on iTunes Radio, right? They call them "Guest DJ" stations, and while specific stations go in and out of availability, there are always a couple in the Featured Stations.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:39 AM on September 11, 2014

good faith flagging
I think that's a lovely idea. ⚑
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 2:26 PM on September 10, 2014

But I wrote it!
Easiest and safest way to do it would be to plug a USB drive or SD card into the laptop and copy the files over. I am not qualified to comment of the legality of this, and you should probably consult a lawyer familiar with your jurisdiction who can look at any contracts or agreements you may have with your employer if you are concerned about that. If I were in your position, I probably would not be concerned about that.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:18 AM on September 10, 2014

Caregiver for cerebral palsy
"Thanks again for the chat last night. It was a pleasure to meet you all. I realized after I got home that I neglected to ask what my hourly rate is going to be until I learn about tube feeding."
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:14 AM on September 10, 2014

What video games should I play?
Have you considered the relatively new genre of Incremental Games? These are things like Cookie Clicker, Candy Box, and CivClicker. They may seem like the most pointless kind of game you could imagine, but some recent games are really pushing the boundaries and offer a fair amount of narrative and gameplay. Candy Box 2 and A Dark Room are really standouts in the genre, and I'm currently addicted to Kittens Game.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:44 AM on September 10, 2014

Seeking vet for cat with joint, skeletal, or related problem
I work at the NC State vet school teaching hospital, so I'm a bit biased on this one, but my wife works at the Cary branch of VSH Carolinas, and they have a location in Durham, so she says she will kick me in the face if I don't mention them. Even so, our Orthopedic service is referral only (as are most specialty clinics I know of in the area), so you will need to have a general practice vet see her first. I definitely agree with misanthropicsarah about getting some good… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:54 PM on September 9, 2014 marked best answer

Is there a Doggy Undertaker?
I've worked in veterinary medicine for almost 10 years now. I would do the following, ahead of time:
1. Call your regular vet to see if they have any recommendations/preferences. They probably will not, and will suggest you call
2. The 24hr emergency service your regular vet refers to. Find out what cremation options they offer and the prices -- private cremation (where the remains are returned to you) can be expensive. If they seem very expensive, you may want to… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:06 PM on September 9, 2014

Social undermining, Reply-All email edition
I would probably send Pat a private email saying something like "My understanding of meeting scheduling is that in a month with blah blah blah, so I decided on the DATE. Hope to see you there!" and then a Reply-All saying something like, "Just confirming that DATE is the correct date for this month's meeting. Looking forward to it!" This way you minimize the Reply-All drama, but you make sure everyone knows you know what's what.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:57 AM on September 9, 2014 marked best answer

"You got your Male Privilege in my White Privilege!"
benito.strauss: "MetaFilter II: Mod Harder"

This is the best "movie/TV show pitch in a comment" ever.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 7:08 AM on September 9, 2014

Season 8, Ep 3 - Is this an embryonic pony I see before me?
I am another person who has often longed for Prev Ep/Next Ep buttons.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 3:31 AM on September 9, 2014

How do I not invite a friend's boyfriend to anything in the future?
As always, the best way to avoid drama is honesty and transparency. If you suddenly stop inviting Kevin and/or Ryan to things that you normally would have invited them to, they will be forced to wonder why, and this will create drama. If you tell them that you aren't interested in associating with Kevin because of his lack of boundaries, there will probably be bad feelings on their part, but there will be much less drama, as there is no mystery as to what is really going on,… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:14 PM on September 8, 2014

United Sweets of America
Massachusetts' should be the Chocolate Chip Cookie.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:51 AM on September 8, 2014
the painkiller: "Boston cream pie is the obvious choice for Mass. because duh, but I would make the case that it's actually ice cream. Ice cream shops stay open year round and I've seen Bostonians emerge from JP Licks with ice cream cones in February. At night. In a blizzard."

Growing up in Massachusetts, I didn't realize until I moved away for school that eating ice cream in the winter was considered abnormal.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:59 AM on September 8, 2014

How to make sense of this body language?
My question to the hive mind is: is this sort of flirtation something that is fun for you when in a committed relationship? A hobby of sorts

For a lot of people, yes. He may see you as his "work spouse". If you want to continue to have a friendly relationship with him, I would not broach the subject of a romantic relationship.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:35 AM on September 7, 2014

Secret Shit
I think "secret menu" is secret code for "things you can say to the high school student behind the counter to make sure they have no idea what you are talking about".
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:10 AM on September 7, 2014

Triangle Biscuit Harvest Festival
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
I went ahead and created the MetaFilter Triangle Biscuit Harvest Festival 2014 Planning Document. Please add your name, and feel free to add locations if your preferred biscuiteria is not already listed. I tried to pull info from the thread, but I probably missed stuff.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 1:44 PM on September 3, 2014
I was going to Photoshop googly eyes onto it, but I figured I had already wasted enough time at work. Also, I still cannot type the word biscuit correctly the first time. My brain insists on spelling it "buiscuit" for some reason.
posted to MeFi IRL by Rock Steady at 9:23 AM on September 5, 2014

Should we publish online a shared password for 5000 people?
It would probably be better to post the current password in the B.com breakroom/reception desk/locker room/whatever rather than on their website.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:38 AM on September 5, 2014

Best. Name. Ever.
“Imagine a life-long obsession with eating,” Lacovara said

I will, if I can ignore my own life-long obsession with eating long enough to do so.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:34 PM on September 4, 2014
brundlefly: "Yeah, that's been discredited for a long time now."

I have a theory that I could accurately predict someone's age within a couple of years by asking them a series of true/false questions about dinosaurs, as most people learn everything they are ever going to know about dinos from age 5-10.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:42 PM on September 4, 2014
Hellasaurus
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:21 PM on September 4, 2014

To which secret society does this belong?
I strongly suspect it is a reference to the Illuminati -- triangles and radiating rays/bolts are very common in Illuminati imagery.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:27 PM on September 4, 2014

Uncommon advice you would give your college-age self
My constant advice to young people is to try as hard as they can to actually do some work in the field they hope to be employed in. Work part-time entry-level jobs, intern, volunteer, whatever. My wife knew she wanted to be a veterinary technician so she worked at pet stores then vet hospitals then did a bunch of internships during college and with all that experience, she's never been turned down for a job. I thought I wanted to be an architect, but then I took a job as a receptionist at an… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:46 AM on September 4, 2014

Book recommendations
It really only strongly hits Number 2 on your list, but if you are a fan of speculative fiction, it would be a shame to pass up China Miéville's The City and The City.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:04 AM on September 4, 2014

(Abused) neighbor child is opening my mail.
Nthing the suggestion to talk to the manager about the package tampering issue. Don't link it to this kid in particular, but just tell him that your packages are getting opened and you'd like to be able to have stuff delivered to a more secure location.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:22 AM on September 4, 2014

Mathowie 1, Travel Agency Shenanigans 0
Someone should get reddit on this case.

For a variety of reasons, this might be the most terrifying sentence on the Internet.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 5:45 PM 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

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

Page: 1 ... 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 ... 176