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This on the same day I learn the warrant canary has disappeared. Really curious to see where this goes. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by oceanjesse, polychora, scrump, rabbitrabbit, Yowser, Kattullus
MetaTalk comment - Almost 4 hours ago

While there are other reasons it would be good to assess the situation before taking any drastic action, it is highly unlikely that there will be a pre-existing condition issue since the new healthcare laws have taken effect. Call NAMI. Go to a... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by virago, rtha, teremala
Ask MeFi comment - 4 ½ hours ago

I think you're correct, I don't think this is a thing you can do with GoogleMaps strictly though Google Earth has a "fly over" capability which might do something similar enough for you? Here is an example flyover for a NYC sightseeing tour... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by vickyverky
Ask MeFi comment - 13 hours ago

gossiping about someone's supposed lack of sexual prowess is super rude and tacky and you should avoid picking up that habit. Yeah, so much of what makes someone "good at sex" is whether they're a good fit with you or not. I'd be... [more]
favorited 29 times, recently by mermily
Ask MeFi comment - 14 hours ago

I think the pro-unix crowd (of which I am one) are simply responding to the title of the post. Because removing line breaks from text has probably been around longer than the poster. The title quote is actually from me. Hi, I have to... [more]
favorited 20 times, recently by scruss, metaquarry, clavicle, OmieWise, crush-onastick, Slap*Happy, rmd1023, XMLicious, Magnakai, salvia, bubukaba, Zimboe Metamonkey, ob1quixote, Kimberly, kimberussell, hap_hazard, Helga-woo, not_on_display, en forme de poire, benito.strauss
MeFi comment - More than 18 hours ago

Toad baked some cookies. “These cookies smell very good,” said Toad. He ate one. “And they taste even better,” he said. Toad ran to Frog’s house. “Frog, Frog,” cried Toad, “taste these cookies that I have made.” Frog ate one of the cookies, “These... [more]
favorited 197 times, recently by TheNewWazoo
MetaTalk comment - Yesterday

I am sorry that sounds really unsettling. You can start by calling the information helpline at NAMI and they can give you referral services and information on what sorts of options are available to you. They are very compassionate and this is exactly... [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by DingoMutt, virago, roger ackroyd, whoiam, RJ Reynolds, TryTheTilapia, ImproviseOrDie, emilynoa, ldthomps, goggie, pearlybob, EndsOfInvention
Ask MeFi comment - Yesterday

We have apparently established that that things that may be perceived as that get deleted. No, this is not established. You have an inability to understand what people are saying to you about why your comment was deleted and why you got... [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by futz, Dip Flash, Uniformitarianism Now!, gingerest, emptythought, DingoMutt, NoraReed, zombieflanders, sweetkid, Lexica, palomar
MetaTalk comment - Yesterday

It's also worth knowing that police in your area have some officers that are trained in Crisis Evaluation which means that they have had some training in dealing with people who are having mental health issues. Your local NAMI chapter has a web site... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by yohko, keep it under cover, ImproviseOrDie, Lesser Shrew
Ask MeFi comment - Yesterday

i never got into the whole pda thing besides holding hands or if no one was around hugging and kissing sure. It's totally fine if this is where your comfort zones are, but it's worthwhile to differentiate "This makes me feel weird.... [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by shadowy_world, DingoMutt, Athanassiel, sweetkid, ldthomps
Ask MeFi comment - Yesterday

Do you have anything from your varied and interesting travels? I'd agree with this. All your headshots are nice and friendly and the third one just sparkles but unless people click through they won't see the two more-fun ones which might... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by shadowy_world, cotton dress sock
Ask MeFi comment - Yesterday

So does being female, oddly enough. [more]
favorited 44 times, recently by a fiendish thingy, DingoMutt
MetaTalk comment - 2 days ago

And just like that MetaTalk turned into a Shirley Jackson novel. We have always lived in the MetaTalk [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by The Whelk
MetaTalk comment - 2 days ago

I am surprised that I only commented once in that thread, but I was too busy trying to figure out how I was going to get home from SFO when my flight (into Boston, that afternoon) was cancelled. I wound up finding a car on Craigslist which needed... [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by naoko, RedOrGreen, infinite intimation, arcticwoman, Buttons Bellbottom
MetaTalk comment - 2 days ago

Scenester. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Rock Steady
Ask MeFi comment - 2 days ago

I learned a lot about this topic from reading The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium, An Englishman's World. It does sort of a month by month look at the life of a peasant around this time. Did they use any other... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Kid Charlemagne, computech_apolloniajames
Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

Keep believing that, pencil dick. Keep saying that, anonymous internet commenter. I'm on Team Pencil Dick. [more]
favorited 30 times, recently by symbioid
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

Please reflect the demographics of the community you wish to serve Yep. If you were a library, you would have a set of policies and/or mission statement that would guide your purchases. 100 books is more of a bookshelf than a library.... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Gotanda, yohko, thefang, lunch
Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

I just want to know why some people are so insistent on dismissing other people's experiences, that's all. I think there are a bunch of personality traits that don't get as much attention as others. We talk about sympathy and empathy and... [more]
favorited 27 times, recently by yohko, flibbertigibbet, sudama, bile and syntax, bakerina, vasi, LoonyLovegood, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, oulipian, brina, everydayanewday, Rosie M. Banks, dorey_oh, Dip Flash, Obscure Reference, Sarah Lund's Jumper, Uniformitarianism Now!, CyborgHag, InsertNiftyNameHere, Ik ben afgesneden, SailRos, gemutlichkeit, enlivener, misha, blnkfrnk, Lycaon_pictus, salad
Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

Everyone should remember that librarians are professionally interested in censorship and surveillance, not because we are good people, but because.... ...but because in the US at least we have an entire professional organization which is... [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by rabbitrabbit, crush-onastick, mcrandello, virago, haltingproblemsolved, symbioid, beefetish, chaosys, darchildre, JHarris, Lesser Shrew, apartment dweller, ldthomps, aniola
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

I am pretty sure that Jessamyn is saying that you don't have to be sanctimonious to attract hostility for being a woman on the Internet, much less for being an outspoken feminist. Yep. I don't know deathpanels well enough to know if they... [more]
favorited 43 times, recently by JLovebomb, DingoMutt
MetaTalk comment - 3 days ago

why it's a bad idea to take over and attempt to redefine a word that already has a well established meaning, and a long use history for that meaning. I'll take that up with my comrades at the monthly Language Police meeting. More... [more]
favorited 21 times, recently by crysflame, SailRos, DingoMutt
MetaTalk comment - 3 days ago

I work at Open Library and I enjoy just looking up keywords within the specified time period with things like - "catalog" which would show you what an electric range for a kitchen would look like - "home" which would show you... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by rabidsegue, bibliogrrl, dogmom
Ask MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Just because one is a librarian, doesn't really mean they give a shit about any issue a "ninja librarian" would give a shit about. Yes and no. There are professional values, in the US and in other countries, that are core to the... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by virago, haltingproblemsolved
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Boston Events that Don't Suck is another good one local to Boston. I have been dying to find one of these that is just simple, no bullshit, for the South Coast of MA or Central Vermont.... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by AsYouKnow Bob, topoisomerase, not_on_display, benito.strauss
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

I am beyond sympathetic about this problem, but that doesn't keep it from corroding the trust in your relationship, and I hope that motivates your partner to get a handle on this. My sister dated a secret eater and someone who had an iffy... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by tel3path, Lesser Shrew, Catseye
Ask MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Tigi bedhead still exists Totally what I use if I can find it. I'll try a lot of random glop on my head and it's the best stuff. Also I've found that a spray bottle with salt water (if you have healthy hair) can give your hair a bit more... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by dirtdirt
Ask MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Am I right in thinking that medication could have some stabilizing effect in the short-to-medium term? Yes, that was my experience. I've actually had luck in the past just going to my PCP and saying "Hey my anxiety is ramping up... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by sockermom, Ruthless Bunny, Pudhoho
Ask MeFi comment - 4 days ago

it seemed to me that at least some mods thought that I was directly calling Klang an abuser, rather than calling out practices that I think sometimes provide cover and concealment and modeling for domestic abusers. I read your comment.... [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by Proofs and Refutations, Uniformitarianism Now!, bakerina, zombieflanders, tonycpsu, palomar, Lexica, the young rope-rider
MetaTalk comment - 5 days ago

I only see the Greek pattern. If there is an unfortunate cropping so it looks exactly like you have a swastika over your shoulder, I might re-do but I recognize the design as a different non-swastika design. Unless you work in a field where this... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Lesser Shrew
Ask MeFi comment - 5 days ago

Forty was when I needed to do a few things - Start taking better care of myself and paying particular attention to stuff like sleep and stress and how much I was drinking/smoking. Getting better balances on all of those things was a big indicator... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by spacewaitress
Ask MeFi comment - 6 days ago

Reddit has been discussing this very topic recently. The general upshot seems to be to find a good sturdy device that can handle SD cards and then load them up. Since each person has their own nitpicky things they want, it might be worth reading... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by benito.strauss
Ask MeFi comment - 6 days ago

They're private photos and videos, some of them of sex acts and nudity, that were stolen and made public. I don't think we disagree. Your quote that I was responding to was "Photos of naked people are pornography." which you've... [more]
favorited 27 times, recently by syzygy, DingoMutt, rtha
MetaTalk comment - 6 days ago

final follow-up "Chaka Khan said it 'ain't nothin' but a maybe'. Well, now it ain't nothin' but a "no". I went in tonight, got seated, and noticed he was there. He caught my eye once, waved, smiled, and then proceeded to stay out... [more]
favorited 22 times, recently by xingcat, cost-cutting measures
Ask MeFi comment - 6 days ago

At least I think that's what this person is saying? That wasn't my take. There's a difference between "I might not want to be around these people" and "I think one of them would criminally assault me" but this is,... [more]
favorited 64 times, recently by syzygy, DingoMutt
MetaTalk comment - 6 days ago

unless she wished to cast doubt on their judgement and undercut their authority I stand behind the mods and they know that and I should hope everyone else does. That doesn't mean we don't sometimes have differing opinions. My expressing... [more]
favorited 24 times, recently by syzygy, DingoMutt
MetaTalk comment - 6 days ago

A moderator has suggested she would not have approved it. Yeah sorry I have some other bad news for you..... [more]
favorited 60 times, recently by syzygy, DingoMutt
MetaTalk comment - 6 days ago

My sister works in local government, for state police and she has to do a lot of driving but never flies. Part of this may also be that she is in a state that you can drive end-to-end in about two hours and change. So state-level jobs may depend a... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by virago
Ask MeFi comment - 6 days ago

It was really an eye-opening moment for me when I learned that a lot of what makes a person agreeable or charming or likeable were actually things that could be learned, not things you had to be born knowing. You see this a lot in nerd communities... [more]
favorited 31 times, recently by ethel
Ask MeFi comment - 6 days ago

And it's pretty important to make sure people can tell the difference between a random naked photo of a kid in a bathtub that the parents took with an iphone versus a copy of Hustler. The fact that people could fap to either doesn't make them both... [more]
favorited 32 times, recently by DingoMutt
MetaTalk comment - 6 days ago

omg, I didn't even know the lede [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by marsha56, Alnedra
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

Icelandic coins are lovely and have images of a lot of local fish and other animals on them. However a lot of this would be lost making them into rings. I have a ring, for example, that is made out of the Vermont quarter (there are people on Etsy who... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by SuperSquirrel, taz, Old Man McKay
Ask MeFi comment - 6 days ago

even for mods, who try to be the most level headed of us I think this might work better being framed as "Mods sometimes have to make pre-emptive decisions for the entire site" instead of "It's so confusing even mods sometimes cant quite... [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by bakerina, Dip Flash, DingoMutt, Lexica, tonycpsu, GenjiandProust, kagredon
MetaTalk comment - 6 days ago

Grandmaster Flash is actually an amazing hiphop pioneer who is still pretty busy being awesome, so digging these out of his facebook page actually took some work.... [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by neroli
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

Which doesn't sound so academic. Yeah no, I am totally with you there. I think this is really the struggle. Saying that racism is "only" prejudice is basically, to me, helping maintain a system where an awful lot of racist... [more]
favorited 31 times, recently by SailRos
MetaTalk comment - 6 days ago

That makes total sense to me. I feel like I have to be a little okay with some people thinking I am an asshole to be assertive about my feminist beliefs sometimes. I mean, if I turn my beliefs into actions and words. That said I think there are... [more]
favorited 18 times, recently by SailRos, DingoMutt
MetaTalk comment - 6 days ago

I'm a pomodoro style productivity person and I break my work time down into 15 minute chunks (I use this simple timer) figuring I can mostly focus for that long. So if I have an hour of work, I split it up into four chunks and five minutes in between... [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by kassila
Ask MeFi comment - 7 days ago

Which leads me to this incredibly active sub-reddit. AAAAAAAAA. I read Reddit sometimes. I am dismissive about it sometimes. I am never sneery about it. However, to me it's sort of like broccoli. I don't much care for it and it's... [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by tonycpsu
MetaTalk comment - 7 days ago

Because they are fundamentally different things. Giving someone the day off is a one time "Hey the clock resets in 24 hours, cool down and come back tomorrow" thing. It's automatically undone. It's more of an enforced "cool it"... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by Proofs and Refutations, DingoMutt, gingerest, Lesser Shrew, sweetkid, bakerina
MetaTalk comment - 7 days ago

"In terms of beer, cutting 1 metre of the board cost 54.3 litres of it."
favorited 24 times, recently by liliillliil, Fig, Joe in Australia, Twang
MeFi post - 7 days ago

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