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Did you know that there is a garden at O'Hare? Or a yoga room? I have the same travel feelings. Love delays if it's not making me super late for anything. I always check to see if the airports have chapels, they are always empty and they… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 11 minutes ago

The part that you may be missing is that there will always be another Joe for Chet to exploit. It's like asking how do cigarette companies manage to stay in business when their product actually kills people. They just move to other markets. So… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 13 minutes ago

I am a (volunteer) house manager for our small town's theater. We have a limited amount of seating for people with disabilities which ranges from "roll in" seating for people in wheelchairs to larger padded seating for people who don't fit… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 20 minutes ago

I think spending some time on thinking about where things go wrong and how best to get the TEAM US ship righted can be useful. So think about what the "pain points" are for your relationship and what specific things can go sideways despite… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 53 minutes ago


To me that is an invitation for them to hang out at our house all day without us, which I am not okay with. This is a boundary issue with your SO, not with the houseguest. At this point the houseguest has an invitation to stay through the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 ¼ hours ago

We both knew it was unique, and perhaps even a bit unhealthy, but it was so darned exciting. There are chemicals your body produces that make you feel this way. I don't mean to say this to be dismissive, those feelings are real, but they… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 ¼ hours ago

It really depends on what the program is set up for, morally. It also matters how it's set up in terms of staffing and supplies. If it's there to provide healthy meals for kids when the school is closed, great. If it's there to provide lunches to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 ½ hours ago

I am not an abuse survivor, but I opt out of the scanners for other personal reasons, and thus I have voluntarily had the pat-down routine done dozens of times. This is exactly me. I am not suggesting that this is the right path for you,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 6 ½ hours ago


Am I not allowed in intersectional spaces? I think everyone here thinks you are, and should be, and are trying to figure out why the Chicago Dyke March seemingly felt otherwise. Though it is, admittedly, very difficult to be both… [more]
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MeFi comment - 17 hours ago

Yeah I found the articles I read somewhat unhelpful by using Zionist as the descriptive term outlining the problem for specifically that reason. [more]
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MeFi comment - 21 hours ago

Bernie and Jane Sanders under FBI investigation. This is actually an ongoing Vermont-y thing and the fact that it's becoming a thing now rather than before the election is actually probably the way this stuff should go. Though I love the… [more]
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MeFi comment - 22 hours ago

Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson in the TV series Elementary. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Yesterday

A friend of mine went to college with him and I found this photo of him in a Hasty Pudding program. [more]
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MeFi comment - Yesterday

Kid was made for... Greg Bear's Darwin's Radio and sequel. Maybe Blood Music also? WWW Trilogy - don't let the dopey title fool you Silo Series (aka Wool &c.) Lexicon and Brilliance and almost every book listed in this thread (aka… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Yesterday

Coming here to talk about the file cabinet! Some of this depends on what you like. Going into the capital city is always a great day trip and it's a lot closer to Stowe than Burlington is. There's a nice little hike right up behind the Capitol… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Yesterday

I freelance, so this is a struggle for me. However I am also fairly organized and tidy so it's mostly ok. I also do not have to include other people most of the time so ymmv. I have a few guiding principles - I have a big "year at a… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by jouir, peacheater
Ask MeFi comment - Yesterday

I was interviewed for a public radio show. I live in Vermont and it was a schlep to get to either of the local public radio stations with good studios and I didn't want to make the trip. So the producers called up a local recording studio in my town,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Yesterday

The other thing I forgot about until I just did it. When I have something that needs to happen "In a few hours" but maybe isn't calendarable for various reasons, like a thing I need to do at the computer but I am not there, or a thing that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Yesterday

Because I am cheap? That is a librarian value. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 days ago

[Let's just maybe move on from the "strict definition of genocide" conversation as asked-and-answered? Thanks.] [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 days ago

This basically was my reality for a while and I had to do a few things including cutting out travel somewhat. Here are my guidelines that have helped 1. Try to count calories anyhow and make your best guesses. Even if there's no exact equivalent… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 days ago

[folks, maybe wrap up the fun vs. enrichment debate, take it to MeMail or bring it back to the video subject in some way?] [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 days ago

If anarchists are unhappy with RR… who cares. The great thing about Anarchism is that it's pretty easy to say that Anarchist News's views don't represent all of us. I think VT at least serves as a counterexample, showing that… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Never been arrested, though I did get taken into protective custody in Jaffrey, NH. It was a very long story and it wasn't my fault. Ha! I have this same thing word for word except I don't know where in New Hampshire I was. Camp, the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 days ago

[I an filling in for a few evenings so other mods can go on vacation and.or rest, carry on.] [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 days ago

is my outlook even appropriate nowadays? Is the desire for more up-front emailing/messaging/written communication just not how it's done any more? Sure lots of people do that. It's normal (i.e. it's ok to do) but it's not normative (i.e… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 days ago

I ended up feeling like SHE doesn't even like me (since she stopped having me come see her), which proves my point What? No it doesn't. You had a bad fit with your therapist which is a thing that happens to everyone. Find a new therapist… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

I hope I get my first choice classes, which include rifle and archery. They have them around here too. I took one in MA two years ago and got to do archery (taught by a woman) and it was GREAT. Learning a bunch of outdoor skills… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 days ago

What started this for me was having a conversation with my friend who grew up in Toronto and has always lived in cities. I told her I hadn't been on a jet airplane before I was 12. This surprised her. On the other hand I grew up near a small airport,… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 days ago

Yeah occasionally I see great commentary via Twitter. More often I see signposts to other great content, usually a single link. I would always prefer to have a link from MeFi to that single link but I never mind also reading the tweet since 140… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 days ago

Exactly, I am quite happy in my post-MetaFilter lifestyle but also just as happy to hop in and help. And frimble gave me a special "temp" tag! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 days ago

This is a product of theirs which I think they also call "Broadband for resale" meaning you buy it from them but you act as the ISP and you can resell it to others. They explain lower on that page CLECs may continue to order and purchase… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

I'm filling in for some vacationing mods a few shifts last week and next and this was my one request, to get a temp tag. :D [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 4 days ago

[Hey folks, it's an interesting article but we've already got one thread discussing general feelings about gun ownership in the US so maybe don't make this a general "My gun feelings let me show them to you" thread if you'd like this to… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Is there a special section on Tim Burton? Oh god Frankenweenie was really really a mistake for old cries-at-cat-food-commercials me. [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 days ago

SHIT THESE FUCKERS ARE SLOW COUNTERS Counting votes is actually harder than you would think, especially if shit's contentious. Signed, a vote counter [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 days ago

As someone who is a veteran of Google Answers... I have some advice. ++If you charge, let it be nominal and unless you want to moderate AMF forever, let it just be the up front "ask a question" charge and not have some sort of… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 5 days ago

[Few comments removed. Folks, please, there are other places to go if you are feeling hopeless and desperate.] [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 days ago

I'll DM you the local librarians name if you don't have it. There may be a way to start a "book club" at the local library (which I know for a fact has many great ally librarians in the YA/kid section) which can become an informal hang out… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 5 days ago

Breville. I have it too. I make things ranging from chicken to small baking to pizza to root veggies in mine. And it's good for a range of reheating as well. The buttons and the interface are good. Easy to clean. Sort of gets hot on the outside which… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 6 days ago

Your question is somewhat oddly worded. A thing that is worth knowing about this whole business (which people have given you great advice about already) is that the bank doesn't really know you've died. That is, when my father died we had access to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 6 days ago

[sorry for the staggered deletions folks, feel free to post again but be careful about the suicide talk?] [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 days ago

Toss all the beach clothes into a soaking bucket before they go in the washing machine to get a lot of the sand out of it (alternately: hose 'em down and just soak and line dry most stuff don't even wash it) and wear stuff at the beach that is more… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 7 days ago

Libertarians in the US are different from Anarchists in that they usually believe "the market" is the way to level playing fields and get things to work out. So you don't need environmental regulations because better companies will… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 7 days ago

When you are seeing ads that are related to things you've been doing online, where are you seeing them? I see them when I turn Ad Blockers off. For example, I was looking at a roller bag on eBags. Decided not to buy it but did click… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 7 days ago

When my SO got diagnosed with pre-diabetes, in addition to the American Diabetes Association website, he was also referred to a regular Diabetes Nutrition Class that was sponsored by his local healthcare provider. He found the information there was… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 7 days ago

And, as a past MetaFilter mod, I know we have been pretty rigid about not deleting past comments but realistically we occasionally would for various reasons, So as much as it feels like the "right" thing to do to just adhere to policies or… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 7 days ago

First question I'd be asking is "Do you have a policy?" If not, this is a good point to make one. And yeah this is tricky since there was a follow-up comment on the "potentially damaging" comment he made. I agree that it matters… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 7 days ago

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