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Drugged and robbed in Tokyo, what should I do?
Most US credit cards are chip-and-signature rather than (the more secure) chip-and-PIN standard in the rest of the world. It is often unfamiliar to retailers in the rest of the world, in my experience.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:11 PM on May 5, 2015
Movie: Avengers: Age of Ultron
straight: "She's telling Bruce that she's a monster and she wouldn't expect to have a family with him, not that she's a monster because she can't have children."
That was my read of it as well, but I can understand the other interpretation, and why it is so upsetting.
I think the language thing was a "Steve is a goody-goody" thing, not a "Steve is old thing". I suspect he admonished his USO co-stars for their salty language in the dressing room as well.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 7:46 AM on May 5, 2015
Windigo: "urious who he'll play"
I could see him as a Henry Gyrich type government official.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 12:21 PM on May 5, 2015
I'm really curious to see how Civil War plays out, though. There don't seem to be enough superheroes in the MCU to make the Superhero Registration Act necessary. I guess we will add Ant Man and Spider-Man by the end of Captain America 3, but even so, that's like less than 10 costumed freaks total. I wonder if, as with Age of Ultron, the plot will be almost completely different from the run of the comics with the same name.
posted to FanFare by Rock Steady at 1:13 PM on May 5, 2015
How to Give References when Potentially Changing Jobs
The typical thing is to give them the name of someone outside your job -- a professor, or someone you did an internship or something with, along with your supervisor's name. You tell them that your supervisor is not aware you are considering other opportunities, so please only contact them to confirm their decision. Some people will be respectful of this, and some will not. You have to kind of suss out your boss -- is it better to let them know, even if they might never be contacted (you can say… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:06 AM on May 5, 2015
What to send when you don't know what to say
The funny ones are indeed great, but I was most struck by the "I didn't know what to say" one. So honest, and so touching. I could imagine it and others like it - cards with honest but difficult to express emotions on them - could be very useful. Thanks for the post.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:36 AM on May 4, 2015
That Vader helmet crushed in such a way to look like a skull. Damn I'm excited for this.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:50 AM on April 16, 2015
Melted, surely? From the pyre?
No, you are right, of course. I realized it as soon as I posted.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:02 PM on April 16, 2015
There was a summary of story notes someone (allegedly) inside the studio had posted to io9 about the overall direction of the new SW movies and they seemed really ...good?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:35 PM on April 16, 2015
OK, quick, someone throw out a Bladerunner or Fugitive reference...
Han: I didn't kill my Wookiee!
Adm. Ackbar: Ah don't care! This is a trap!
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:57 PM on April 16, 2015
Han: No thanks, I don't like sarlacc eggs.
Leia: Sarlacc eggs are your favorite!
Han: Okay, then give me lots of sarlacc eggs.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:25 PM on April 16, 2015
obi wan: i love all my jedi equally
[earlier that day]
obi wan: i don't care for anakin
Now I really want to see the whole series remade with the cast of Arrested Development. Will Arnett as GOB Bluth as Han Solo would be amazing.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:20 PM on April 16, 2015
These are my awards, Vader. From Stormtrooping. The tauntaun is for blastermanship, and the wampa is for podracing. Now if you'll excuse me, they're putting me in something called the Emperor's Guard.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:41 PM on April 16, 2015
OK, now I want someone to do Jedi People, Dear Reader.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:53 AM on April 17, 2015
For what it's worth, I saw the trailer in 3D at the new Avengers movie this weekend, and that first shot with the Star Destroyer in the background is, if possible, even more amazingly gorgeous than it is in 2D.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:20 AM on May 4, 2015
I want to copy my dress.
millipede: "v-neck jersey dress "
The problem is going to be finding the exact right jersey material. You might want to reach out to the manufacturer to see if they can give you a lead on the fabric (or to see if they have any deadstock of that specific dress -- 2010 wasn't that long ago).
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:17 AM on May 4, 2015
Parts & Recreation
ArbitraryAndCapricious: "Someone needs to make Ravelry for plastic models!"
The name would be pretty obvious: Revellry
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:12 AM on May 4, 2015
How could we modernise this living room?
I think a more spherical chandelier would go a long way towards filling up the space and modernizing the design, like this one from RH.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:15 PM on May 2, 2015
Painting the wood:
1) The door/window trim and baseboard: definitely paint to match or accent wall color.
2) The ceiling itself: depends on the look you are going for in the room/house. If something with a bit of a natural feel, like French country or Industrial (think Restoration Hardware) it can stay as wood, but maybe with an updated stain color. If you are going with a sleeker, crisper style (think IKEA or Crate and Barrel) you would probably want to paint it.… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:29 AM on May 4, 2015
Help me cope with my anxiety about my wife's anxiety!
I've told her that this isn't something that's negotiable and that if she does it again I'm going to have to leave)
This is a pointless boundary to have in this situation. If she is not going to go to therapy, she is not going to get better, so you might as well leave her now. If you are not going to leave her (which I really don't think you will), you might as well give her unfettered access to your personal life. Let her dig in as much and as often… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:54 AM on May 1, 2015
Is it wrong to gift my boyfriend underwear he doesn't usually wear
CheesesOfBrazil: "Dude here. Respectfully disagreeing about boxer briefs. In a way they are like the worst of both worlds IMO."
Cosign 100%. I genuinely do not understand how guys can say they prefer boxer briefs. I sometimes feel like the world is trying to gaslight me about them.
THAT SAID, I think the difference between this being a great gift or a bad one is how much of his underwear preference is intentional. If… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:18 AM on May 1, 2015 marked best answer
Gymnasium locker rooms may never be secure again
I am going to laugh at "Where Ug parade" for the rest of my life.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 4:51 AM on May 1, 2015
Love you, Rem, and love this article, but you are wrong on Bradley, wrong for America on this one.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:53 AM on April 29, 2015
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 2:47 PM on April 29, 2015
Happy birthday, Cortex!
cortex: "sometimes you just need to use selection pressure to create a league of lopsided football clones"
This is amazing.
posted to MetaTalk by Rock Steady at 11:30 AM on April 27, 2015
You Have to See It to Beelieve It
Yeah, I thought it was great. I had 11% improvement, and I really tried to read the unchanged passage as fast as possible. I'd love to be able to read .epubs on my iPad like this.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:00 AM on April 27, 2015
Subcutaneous injections for cat=Beyond frustrating
Like Ufez Jones says, it's totally fine (if inconvenient) to take her in to the vet's to have them do the injections for you. It's very hard to do with one person. They will either do it for free or have a nominal (like $10) "Injection Fee".
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:13 PM on April 23, 2015
The Hardee's-Carl's Jr. Line
There used to be an Arby's in Dedham on Rt 1, I think.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:54 PM on April 23, 2015
Looking for a very specific prescription pill (dose, size, coating, etc)
So I used to be a veterinary pharmacy purchasing manager, so I can speak to this with some authority. This request is going to be difficult for a number of reasons. First, for a popular drug like fluoxetine, there are going to be a number of manufacturers, both on the human side and on the veterinary side. Some of those veterinary manufacturers will simply be repackaging human product with a veterinary label. So the first thing you need to do is identify the manufacturer or manufacturers that… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:35 PM on April 23, 2015 marked best answer
No idea what to wear to friend's wedding? (Male)
Yeah, that's totally fine, but if you are interested in upping your game, blazers and sportcoats are pretty easy to find at used clothing and thrift stores.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:01 PM on April 23, 2015
how to deal with deceptive students?
I'm wirth jayder on this one, though perhaps you might explain some of the things you have done to in order to demonstrate that you did make an attempt. "Despite searching the data logs, examining the online activity record, and confirming these results with technical support from our vendor, there is no evidence of your submitting work on that date. There are no other avenues available for me to find that data." You might even provide some screenshots of these searches (with private… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:55 PM on April 23, 2015
Moving phone service to Ting - What is 2G?
For what it's worth, 2G is preeeetty slow. It's the type of network the original iPhone ran on back in 2007, if I'm not mistaken. Even a modest webpage will take on the order of 30 seconds to a minute to load. As Cosine says, this may not be an issue for your husband, but it's something to consider.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:11 AM on April 23, 2015 marked best answer
Can you start Monday?
Can you just show up, ready to work, on Monday morning? They may end up sending you home, but it's harder to ignore a person standing in front of you than one on the phone or email. If they brush you off on Monday, I'd show up again on Tuesday, and Wednesday, etc. They will either give you a schedule or tell you to stop showing up pretty soon, I'd guess.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:23 AM on April 23, 2015
I've got yer terroir right here
Venezuelan Beaver Cheese?
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 6:12 PM on April 22, 2015
"Español español español!" "English english english!" "Español!"
This is how my mother used to speak to her grandmother, in Italian, years ago before my great-grandmother passed away.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:38 AM on April 22, 2015
And yes, it was a similar situation to what chaiminda suggests - my mother could fluently understand Italian, but not speak it as well.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:39 AM on April 22, 2015
I would not have gotten the butter/utter wordplay. How about "Confection Perfection"?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:55 AM on April 22, 2015
Don Lemon is the anchor America deserves
penduluum: "Before opening this post I'd confused Don Lemon with Don Cherry,"
Don Lemoncherry would be the best TV personality in the history of ever.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 12:31 PM on April 21, 2015
Bueller... Bueller... Movie Quotes Anyone?
Captain Oveur: Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 10:23 AM on April 21, 2015
Strategies to overcome insecurity/jealousy of husband's female friend?
Librarypt: "And I have also discussed my feelings extensively with my husband, so he is well aware of my discomfort, but we both agree that this is basically my own problem to contend with, because neither of us thinks it is reasonable for him to stop being friends with her because of my own insecurity."
Stroooooongly disagree. Like any problem in your marriage, it is a problem for the two of you to solve, probably… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:04 AM on April 21, 2015
Something Something Being Green
If it wasn't for the Disney purchase, an entire generation of kids might know Kermit only as "The 'None of my Business' Frog".
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:11 AM on April 21, 2015
Car Troubles. I'm stumped.
If you've never looked into it, you may be surprised at the kind of car loans you can get with decent to bad credit. Car loans are a pretty safe loan to make, as they can fairly easily repossess the car if you do not pay, so many lenders are willing to take a bit of a risk. Before buying another beater, call a few places to see if you can get financed. Your monthly payment might not be as high as you would think.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:59 PM on April 20, 2015
1. I would probably:
a) Put them on a flash drive or an external hard drive and give that to her and
b) Make a photobook of the best one or two dozen and have that printed for her.
2. This is not a reasonable request for her to make. If you'd like to meet with these people then you certainly should, but you are not obligated to.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 7:32 AM on April 19, 2015
Why can't I speak German???????
I'm afraid the questions are just as German as the answers.
Ich habe geLOLt.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 5:14 AM on April 17, 2015
Not Friday night meatballs
Got a slow cooker? Slow cooker pulled pork is amazing and easy.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 11:42 AM on April 16, 2015
Flipping the verge? Pitching the peat?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 8:34 AM on April 16, 2015
crimes on heard of
The jist of it is that the initial image tweet is an original joke, created by the person who set up this page, and it has since been stolen and reused by others as if they thought of it, a free-roaming goof trope, traversing the purple mountains majesty of online anonymity.
posted to MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 1:24 PM on April 15, 2015
And I'm (Not) Proud To Be An American...
deludingmyself: "I think it's great that you're working on your perception that others are judging you harshly in therapy and would echo the recommendation that you fold this topic into the work you're already doing there. Just as an outside observer, it seems like it's pretty connected."
I agree with this comment completely. I actually think the politics stuff is kind of a red herring - it's just a symptom of a larger issue around how you… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Rock Steady at 9:33 AM on April 15, 2015