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I guess that the Galaxy S IV will take design cues from a different smartphone. I was hoping you were going to link to this bad boy. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

I think the official Windows numbering scheme goes: 3 = 3 4 = 95/98 Hey, look at that XBox! = ME 5 = XP 6 = Vista 7 = 7 8 = 8 [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Anyone who would think less of you or denigrate your art for participating in an amateur art show is a boor and an embarrassment to civilization. Make your best art, and if you are at all happy with how it turns out (and probably even if you are not),... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Here are instructions to change the DNS settings on an Airport Extreme. Note that in Step 5 you will have to contact your ISP (AT&T) to find out what their DNS servers are. This forum post suggests they are: Preferred 68.94.156.1 Alternate 68.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Cognitive Durden would be a great Fight Club alias. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

I know I sound like a stereotypically ugly American every time I say this, but reading about the incredibly interesting and involved history of football throughout the world always makes me wish I liked the game play more. Soccer is in... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

256: "So, I don't know about this soccer game y'all are talking about, but I'm really enjoying the racehorse manager game linked in the OP." I totally just bought my first horse, and now I'm all, "Manchester derby? Champions... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Hello, I'm David McGahan: "I get the feeling in this thread that we all might be watching versions based on where we live or something." Oh man, that gives me a great idea. Make a series of DW that shows veeery slightly altered... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

dunkadunc: "You don't get it. The criticism isn't that it's photorealistic. It's that it's copied from a photo. Painting from photorealistically from real life and painting photorealistically from a photo are very, very different things, and... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Could you volunteer somewhere? Maybe at a library? It's not exactly the most social place in the world, but there will at least be other volunteers to meet.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Also, the new spider species with beefy arms and consummate V spinities will be called Trogdoraptor. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

256: "The only reason I play soccer any more is so that I can afford to pay my horse trainers." Becks? Is that you? [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

FJT: "Of course not. A more spec fiction treatment of the South as an independent country was the Timeline-191 series by Harry Turtledove." My goodness, it is much more satisfying to read Wikipedia summaries of Harry Turtledove... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

NC has Mecklenburg. Not to mention the Triangle. It feels much more liberal than Concord, NH did when I lived there. I really feel like it is time to split the country into "distributed republics" a la Snow Crash. Sign... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

At least "Trogloraptor" is a less intimidating name than the first suggestion: Helldeathmonsterbraineater. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

argonauta: "these guys just looooove to crawl deep into the sleeping people's ears" Ears if you are lucky. elizardbits: "that tumblr of the seagulls with muscular human arms" link... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Usually our Sleator Name-That-Book question is about House of Stairs [1, 2, 3, etc.], so Singularity is a nice change of pace. If you like any of his books, you should really try them all. Interstellar Pig was probably my... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

I'm not a professional writer, but it seems to me you'd be best off reading whatever is closest to the type of thing you hope to write. If you want to be a journalist, #1, a novelist #2 or an academic author #3. If none of the above, then maybe #2 is... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

"A landlord shall maintain in good and safe working order and condition all electrical ... appliances supplied or required to be supplied by the landlord." Unless a washing machine is required by law in your jurisdiction, I... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

I really want to reiterate that she just isn't computer illiterate, she is almost a computer denier. "The best thing about the iPad, Mother Vox, is that it's not a computer. It's really more like a cell phone or Maggie, in that it is... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Your partner cannot stand up for you at work, because he/she is just another coworker when you're at work. I have worked at the same company as my wife, and I would go so far as to say your partner cannot stand up for you at work,... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Is there a easy-to-reference database of what all these team abbreviations are? I'm building a pretty compelling narrative around the exploits of this plucky young American footballer who happens to share my name, and now that I've he's moved from... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

If you're looking for good MST episodes on YT then please watch "Werewolf " post haste. "The windup... and the pitch..." "Whar-wulf?" I AM DEAD OF LAUGHING.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

It's not awful advice; it'd be my first inclination as well, to avoid conflict. But it's probably a great opportunity to establish boundaries with a new baby in the house, so it's not a strategic move at this point. I would do both. Have... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

I also appreciated the faux movie theater slide show before the movie. The best was the one headed Movie Mistakes (y'know, for funny continuity errors and bloopers and stuff), but the only text on the slide was "Sam Worthington.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

I think kids of that age love to learn how their lives would have been different in X civilization. At what age did formal schooling end, at what age would you be marriageable, at what age would you be working all day, what... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

It's probably just trying to warn us about what the owls are planning. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Speaking with someone who doesn't speak perfect English is fun! It is fascinating to hear the types of mistakes they make, and that makes you appreciate your own fluency all the more. You get to hear the hilarious malapropisms they make (in a... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Look, none of these dudes are dudes you want to be with. I mean, guy #1 is maybe just not a great communicator about his sexual needs, and that might be fixable with some good, honest fully-clothed conversations, but guys #2 and #3 are flat out dicks.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Don't forget, they also shoot the scene a dozen times, and they can pick and choose the shots where Colin's pooch isn't as prominent, or Kate's flab is not flabbing, or whatever.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Thanks to excellent advice here, we're going to have a leisurely dinner next week to share our feelings about getting married and building a future together. That... doesn't seem like a black mark, exactly. There is a little tough love in... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

I wanted to play it cool and be casual and solid about this dating thing and again, just don't want to blow it with my hormones. Telling a new dudefriend about your menstrual cycle is not cool and casual.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Or if the cost of an animal's medical care would wipe out their profits or cost them money, do they just let it die? Not necessarily. The animal hospital I work at sees all the avian and exotic animals from a local mega pet store, and... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

After sending a message like those suggested by jacalata and softlord, you might also want to send another "just thinking of you" message if you can figure out when the movie has wrapped, if you are able to do so, otherwise maybe towards... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Also, don't feel bad if you decide you want to just end it with him. If you are not getting what you want out of a six-month-old relationship, you are under no obligation to try and make it work. It's never a bad idea to put forth at least a... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

I did not know that - they broke the rules for him? I like to think they just kinda bent the rules around the foul pole for him. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

kitcat: "I just wanted to clarify that I want him to be honest with me about how I did overall." He may not know, frankly, and if he is that busy, it may not really be worth his time to find out. If he has been that absent, you... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

inturnaround: "In a non-intimate setting, tell her that you think she's beautiful no matter what and that if she chooses to have the surgery for herself, you will support her decision and if she chooses not to, you will support that, too.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

What is the best way to proceed if I want to a) have a truthful discussion of my performance with my supervisor, and b) want to leave things open on whether or not I'd like to work here when I graduate, which will be in a mere four months? Also,... [more]
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The worst part of this is that the rich will end up paying less! Since they have more disposable income, brands will compete harder to earn their loyalty, and offer them lower and lower prices.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

That's the kind of book cover that makes e-readers really worth it. Not sure I'd be real comfortable pulling that one out on the subway. [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Not everyone reads the same sites you read. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

I fear that I over disclosed and made this person uncomfortable. I would be SURPRISED if I didn't make this person feel uncomfortable... This: She provided good advice, shared her own experiences, didn't judge me outwardly at least,... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

I honestly think the NBA would be better off to declare all players free agents at the end of the season and choose up sides, playground-style, a couple of months before the start of the new one begins.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

Manos Live! Coming this Thursday to a theater near you! [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

The Deej: "Also, this Los Angeles seems to be a west coast California town of some distinction." Also, these towns seem to be organized agglomerations of human settlements, usually having some or all of the appurtenances of local... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

valkyryn: "That's just two examples. But the idea that being poor is expensive is pretty axiomatic." Totally get that. I'm just frustrated to see another way for it to be demonstrated pop up.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

One way I could see this benefiting athletes is by having the stretching/pulling feeling of the tape on their skin reinforce the "right" motions of their body and muscles for their sport or event - using all their abdominals on... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

You can't change someone who doesn't want to change. I think the best outcome in this situation is to focus on your father, and make sure his mental and physical health is as good as it can possibly be. Encourage him to visit and do other things by... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

This is less an "edit window" and more a "typo fixer". This is a great idea. I'd suggest the button for this feature being something like [fix typo] or [correct error] instead of [edit comment]. Sends a much clearer... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

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