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I like this post. THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID. ffs, you guys are asleep at the wheel today. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

it's not as if people were forbidden from serving his bullshit right back at him while he was an active member. In AskMe, they sort of were. He'd leave normal-ish comments that ended with things like "typical americans, being... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

where some guy wrote 5 long paragraphs about how I had metaphorically slain him two months ago This is the third recounting this week of some woman on the site saying that some guy on the site sent her extra-weird MeMails about... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

My point exactly. It's like fuckers who are like "You mean nauseated. Nauseous means you make other people sick. Ha ha." [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Looks like the mods are spending all their time on BoingBoing and not deleting doubles. One of is is also posting to BoingBoing. One of us deleted three JD Salinger obit threads. I have some news about these two data points that may... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Even though this is a hand-wavey article in some ways it seems that the rape laws in the UK are a bit different than those in the US, in that they have been getting more strict only pretty recently. I note these facts stated by the article 1. only... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

and the main thing that brought me from no-edit to maybe-edit opinion is the sheer number of times I edit my own comments. I do it a lot, mostly typo fixes, but it seems unfair to not want to offer a feature that we not only have but use heavily.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Totally. It's a great job. Today has not been a great day, but that's the way it goes. Ditto. Mathowie's on a family vacation and I'm eating a bologna sandwich in a Memphis airport and have been sort of scarce this week already. cortex is... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

While I shudder somewhat inwardly suggesting anyone do anything other than ingest the real deal, I appreciate that finances are a concern. You can actally melt down your own sugar and add water and then flavor with maple. It's good for syrup -- I did... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

They're both pretty much on the line, to my way of thinking. That said I at least know WHY this second post was made. The first one was a post that, to my recollection, said "here's a... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

We're actually going to be rolling this out mid-February. You ruined my morning. I'm cautiously in favor of the edit window with the caveat that there would be some stiff penalties for bad behavior which I'm sure would lead to some... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Most people that pass out are having anxiety issues. This has not, at all, been my experience. I'm not a passer-outer, but I've seen totally calm and collected people [even when the needle is going in] keel over during or after giving... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I call people dude and if they can't hang they can go talk to someone else. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

It speaks volumes about the lengths the spittle brigade will go to And in case cortex wasn't clear, if you can't have good faith discussions without this sort of completely over the top dismissing of people who do not agree with you, go... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I was writing up a little blurb as you posted this. I'll include it here... Howard Zinn: "His writings have changed the consciousness of a generation, and helped open new paths to understanding and its crucial meaning for our... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Ants in the Squarepants: $3
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MeFi post - Over two years ago

I like this post. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

follow-up from the OP Some people were asking why I'd want to engage in the behavior I found so abhorrent. I thought about that, and I decided I want to prove to myself that things can go a different way. When I was growing up, a lot of... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

They're not doing anything wrong per se.... - they ask a time-sensitive question without enough time for it to be approved - they ask a question which doesn't seem like it should be anonymous and don't include why it's anonymous - they ask a... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

It was intended to rankle people a little bit. But just enough to provoke silly comments like Damn That Television's and The Whelk's. My day has been busy and annoying enough, thanks. I'm going to put on my GRAR shirt and go to bed now.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I wouldn't worry about the imbalance. This may be a stereotype/gender thing, but I've found with the partners I've bothered to talk to about this stuff that the sort of reciprocal complimenting is neither expected nor missed if it's not there. That... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I think that real distinction belongs to jjg. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

this crowd could suck the fun out of dancing on the moon I sort of feel that the lack of oxygen might do that first. back to bed! grar! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Perhaps the mods could ask the anonymous question-askers to clarify things before the questions are posted? We really don't know who people are, is the thing. Occasionally I'll get email from someone asking "hey did you not approve... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Totally not nuke safe. It is, I have a special suit. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

So you got my Superman treatment. What did you think? I liked it so much, I put it on BoingBoing! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

How will you feel once this becomes a thing and somebody like Babblesort posts their little high score list to Metatalk once a month? Is that totally kosher now? I'd prefer people didn't do that, but I do not run the world. There is a... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

"Somewhere in all this have there been people arguing that women shouldn't be disturbed by this and they are overreacting?" I saw it as a riff on four panels' crazytalk title of his Meta thread from the other day, but I have a soft spot... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I think the biggest problem we've seen with this idea is the de-anonymizing aspect of it. Right now there's no hard and fast link between your info in the database and your anonyme question. As we've said before, we can do some timestamp correlations... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Oh yeah ... what was his name again....? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

[bunch of comments removed "kiss my ass" is really not on okay way to be maintaining a healthy respectful discussion - go to metatalk or take a walk. sorry to those whose comments got caught in the crossfire.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

A few things may be going on here... - if she's this concerned about errant sperm then I agree with mcstayinskool, you shoudl be using a second BC method - you could leave your condom on [not so romantic, I know] and touch her with your hands... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Xezlec looks like he's not really going to be talking about anything tonight and one more place to not talk about it may not be the best thing. koeselitz I know you were trying to help, but I think I'll close this up.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I'm pretty much comfortable with anything they suggest though I'd love to have Brad's name on something somewhere, corny as that may be. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

My post and comments are not rude or antagonistic. They may be sincerely meant, but they sometimes come across as somewhat tone-deaf. I appreciate that you may find cortex's comments or deletion reasons "bewildering", but it... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

The big deal with Powerbars is, in addition to the sweetness, the fact that they're sort of heavy on things you need for exercise but not so much for sitting at a desk. I have a dented can store near me and I look for the food bars that are for... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I unpublished myself! Yow, this is fun. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

A marketing move that is so shrewd, you still don't realize you're being sold something. I'm well aware of the pitch, personally. And yeah it's annoying. So annoying that someone who wrote an app that addresses someone's problem shouldn't... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

It's ambiguous. The weekend of January 31st is both this weekend and next weekend. This is my perspective. But because I know this is a thing for some people, I'm always crystal clear which dates I'm talking about when making... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Sure. You can't see the unicorn though, it's the best part. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

This sounds like it worked out pretty much fine except that you feel like a big of a goof about all of it. If you want to be friends, go be friends. If you have the remnants of a crush on him, that's not terrible it just means that the crushy part is... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

This is fascinating. I thought it was maybe going to just be a poem, but then I read the article. The whole issue of "born digital" items being kept in archives is something barely addressed by many modern-day librarians, even though people... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Isn't it up to the poster to provide at least some context? Yep. But some don't and the posts are okay [I'm thinking of tellurian's post from the other day where a lot of people were like "why did you link to this?" but a lot of... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

See, Sys Rq came back! And I am glad for that. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

The thing that got me about the post was that there was literally nothing to it apart from "Hey, here is a movie that is on the internet." This is sort of the thing, to me. The difference between that and a weird Polish folk... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

My first FAIL. I am not cut out for this. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

It's a little funny that I read about this here first. Yeah Cory asked me, we sort of know eachother through our various activist circles and are mutual self-promoters of some sort. I've ben messing with their back end today and second-guessing... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

In Romanian you say cu plăcere [coo-pla CHAIR-uh] which means "with pleasure" and it's the typical response to "thank... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Or is it just that you can't link to something where you're on the masthead? The basic policy is that your post needs to pretty much pass the "smell test" of not looking like a self-link and this is because we don't want to have... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

When I do snake (or other animal/bug/bird) identification, I basically go to Google Images, type in the color and animal, in this case "red and yellow snake," look at what I get [in this case ALL CORAL SNAKES] and then remove what I know... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

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