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You seem like you're doing all the right things. The only thing I'd add to that list is making sure you're keeping your environment humid. The dry air in the winter is one of the reasons people get more colds then, you become more susceptible. Here's... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 8 days ago

I am a computer mentor lady and I work out of the local Adult Ed program which is at the local vocational high school. If you have one near you it might be worth seeing if they have classes but also seeing if there are people who teach there who... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 8 days ago

Thank you for your service. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 8 days ago

We listened to them all last night and it was so happy-making. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 9 days ago

Thought this was SO much better than the last time Kevin Hart hosted. He seemed more with it, more people got air time, show was much more even. Hart as James Brown was inspired and the rest of the stuff was at least funny (the singing castle one was... [more]
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FanFare comment - 9 days ago

No, it's not at all insane to rely on condoms. However, I'd mind what muddgirl said above and think about whether you need to absolutely not get pregnant [in which case use a back up method like the sponge or a diaphragm] or you need to not have a... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 10 days ago

How, musically, has hip-hop advanced in the twenty-five years since then? How is this piece under consideration musically advanced since? However just like the Feminism 101 threads, it's sort of useful to approach the topic as... [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 days ago

Cyndi Lauper's She's So Unusual has seven singles (out of ten songs) and five of them are still-recognizeable and hit the top 100 and four of those were top ten.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 10 days ago

Spelling the word correctly helps with the perception that you are taking it seriously. I know Matt's trying to take this seriously and I'm certain that dumb typos don't reflect hidden antipathies. This is just to talk about the general... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 10 days ago

I used to drive over Killington to and from work in Rutland a few times a week and it is sort of crowded on the mountain but once you get off the mountain it's normal Vermont pretty-empty-in-the-winter places. If there is stuff going on, it's... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 11 days ago

Talking about how you like big boobs isn't a capital offense or anything but it's also the opposite of helpful if what you're trying to communicate is a dawning understanding of pervasive sexism. Yeah, this. It's tough to listen to people... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 11 days ago

Orthogonality posted this as a stunt. It was deleted. Spawned a metatalk post. He also had a weird tendency to post odd I/P-ish threads right around Jewish holidays which was a thing I was never okay with and thought was more stunty than... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 11 days ago

Now look what you've done, you made The Minotaur cry! [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 days ago

The idea that "guys" is gender-neutral is not at all universally accepted. Exactly. I didn't want to be That Guy (er, lady) but there's actually a decent amount of linguistic research that seems to say that while it's totally... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 12 days ago

the difference between the national organizations is that the Girl Scouts are run badly by good people but the Boy Scouts are run well by bad ones. That has been the feeling that I have. The Girl Scouts have worked hard to put inclusivity... [more]
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MeFi comment - 12 days ago

They're two overlapping things. Some roofs fill with snow. Some fill with ice. Some you only see the ice once you get the snow off. Both are heavy and can be hazardous. And oh god the snow monsters. You're asleep in your bed and all of the sudden... [more]
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MeFi comment - 12 days ago

It's hard to move from mj to something else for managing anxiety because a lot of the positive self-talk surrounding marijuana (and I have used it occasionally, I am not an anti-mj person) is all about how it's a natural way to relax. Moving to... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 12 days ago

I would also assume that this person was on drugs because that is the sort of thing I'd expect from someone taking acid, so if that's part of the equation that might explain her being crazy but also her hubs hollering at you.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago

I had to do this when I was caretaking an old Victorian house in Vermont, my friend terrapin reminds me. [more]
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MeFi comment - 13 days ago

People clear snow off their roof? If you've got a somewhat poozly roof and you want it not to collapse during huge snowstorms, then yes. If you have a somewhat poozly roof where water freezes on the end of it and the water comes into your... [more]
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MeFi comment - 13 days ago

Probably should have been a better post going into it, might have to clamp down more on "outrage filter" like we used to do back in the day Totally support this. I showed it to a friend who said I... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 13 days ago

Either the user's fear is justified, in which case, surely the mods ought to take action, not simply approve the sockpuppet, or the mods have (inadvertantly) given credence to this user's false claim of fear. We let people self-assess if... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 14 days ago

If she was charged $99 and no one serviced her computer then give her the money back. If she was charged $99 and got partial service because she didn't know she had XP (and you didn't service that part somehow?) give her part of her money back.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 14 days ago

We already have different rules for different users I tend to think of this as a path that every user is on and that they control their placement on it mostly through their own actions. Certain things get you banned. Certain things... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I could also keep checking out the books and would then just download a digital copy when I got home and return the hardcopy the next day. Between you, me, and the internet, this is what I sometimes do. I am a librarian. Ebook lending is... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

We could conceivably gray out deleted comments and put a message at the bottom, Can't see any way that would do anything but make things worse and its a huge sea change to even consider it. This is a thing that - primarily happens in... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I have worked at places where the women got paid less because they did not negotiate. You may have heard of them. This sucks. You've made it clear that you want to stay for a while and pay down debt and I agree with other people, that is a good... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I think a technical fix could help as well This is one of those things that comes up so rarely that I think building a thing specifically for that is unlikely to do much except in monster threads where it would likely bog down threads... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Do not visit Death Valley. If you're super risk-averse, this is good advice, but otherwise there are ways to at least see the place relatively safely if not go noodling around there. I've driven through there a few times and I've even... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

- Jesse the K talks about accessibility features with Macs. - mitschlag suggests good reading for people interested in intellectual property law - FAMOUS MONSTER is compassionate and helpful to someone grappling with creepiness - desuetude... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I use the White Noise app and am really fond of it. I also have a DOHM for when things are really super annoying and it's helpful. I'd invest in a better speaker (or get an old iPhone) and get a ton of apps and find the one that works best for you.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

You and me both. That is why this podcast is so long. Because 100 is amazing. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

My lady and I were just talking about moving to Vermont The mouse nest is from MA! You can still move up here! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

And there's the weird second part of being worried forever more that just mentioning past harassment will invite future harassment. So lousy. Such a bad set of choices.... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Is there a good reason not to dox an online harasser? I may be in the minority on this one but I am really not a fan of public doxxing most of the time. I feel like the missing link here is that these giant websites basically don't step... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I just read this article a few minutes before you posted it. It's one of the better articles I've seen written about online harassment and the real problems in dealing with it in a productive, constructive fashion. Her recitation of the number of... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I just went to London for the first time in August and the place that sent me put me up at the Thistle Barbican which is a little above your price range but was perfect for me. Walking distance to Essex Road and the subway and also a slightly longer... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

May 2015 be more kind and gentle to all of us. Indeed. I have party shoes and am going to a party. I am not afraid. Best wishes and fuck last year amirite? Love you all. Happy New Year.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

There are a couple of classic crawl mistakes that people do, and this is doubly true if the person is already fit for some reason. The transition from running to swimming isn't as easy as it seems and we recently discussed this in AskMe. You may be a... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

It's like unlocking a cheat code for life. The great part is, if your friends are MeFites it becomes a really easy way to be something-you-know-is-clear. I had an interaction with a MeFite friend recently where there was a sudden... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

And my response to the "Mobile broadband will fix the digital divide" issue is: - net neutrality doesn't exist on mobile phones - mobile broadband is prohibitively expensive for poor people - bandwidth caps make mobile broadband not a... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

"Successfully" might be a little generous. Nope. He's awesome, his posts are awesome, and he's one of the reasons this place is great.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Yeah I am listening to it and the clicking is even driving me crazy. And it might even be my clicking. Click. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

No one locks anything. Cars are in the driveway with keys in them (or sometimes running if you're just stepping in somewhere for a second) and your house is unlocked (but maybe the gun safe is locked) and people may stop in to grab a thing with that... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Family and neighbors enter through the back door The side yard in the region where I live is called the "dooryard" and has the door you're supposed to use, not the front door which is basically never used but looks nice.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

He borrowed my tools, which were better than his, and then didn't clean them. When I asked him to clean the grease and oil off of them because they were clean when I lent them to him he had a hissy fit and started tossing them around. They were... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

But maybe I've been a complete asshole. Nope, trust your instincts. This guy violated a number of boundaries both with you and that is reason enough to cut him off. I am sorry he is in pain because being in pain sucks. That said, if the... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Do you need a new one? Do you need it soon? Sometimes you can find these things at your local University's surplus sale for super cheap or via your local state library association listserv (or even Craigslist). The main brands are the ones you've... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I feel like you are using this woman as a scapegoat for your husbands poor relationship hygiene. But the problem is him, and you and him, not her or him and her. This rings true to me. I am a woman who has in the past had best friends who... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

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