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My feelings on this pretty closely mirror Miko's. This is all about risk tolerance since there's no way to be totally sure that any food is safe. The issues seems to be that your level of risk tolerance is quite low and your husband's is not and this… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

That library is still using stamps? That branch has propably been under-funded for years. Or they're small enough that the economies of scale that you'd get by using an automated system don't save them any money or time. Most people who… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I'm a library person and I use facebook, but I always see it like turning on the radio or something, getting some random information in a direction you're vaguely interested in. I teach a lot of librarians why they might want to use facebook [it's… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Out of curiosity, have these signs or warrant canaries or the like ever been tested legally? No, I don't think so, but the gag orders they are supposed to end run have been. This is an article about the CT librarians who received a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I bought a similar laptop on ebay and my feeling is that anything not stated in the ad is fair game for ... fudging. So a scratch on the screen? I'd expect that. The fan smell? If it goes away I'd suspect more that there was weird crap in an unused… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Now it's in the faq! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Stop taking quotes and running them through a foxnews function. Stop acting like this is some website where we're jerks to each other instead of having useful conversations. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I was actually thinking it would be sort of hilarious to have a fund drive with those huge banners and dorky photos of all of us. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[added extra paragraph in the interests of avoiding chatfilter.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Wait, what? You mean not everyone is viewing MeFi in lynx? Every now and again I surf through the site for a few minutes using a text-based browser just so pb will see it in the referrer logs and smile. This site nets enough to pay… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I thought it has been stated many times by Jessamyn at least that rape jokes are not accepted here. Oh man, I skipped this thread entirely because I saw the infographic and was like "oh, heh" and didn't think much more of it… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Tags are dependent upon humans understanding all possible reasons why something could be searched for. If people included 5-10 keywords containing all the names in their posts and included a few more descriptive keywords we'd be much… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[comments removed - quit being jerks, answer the question, send offtopic discussions to email or metatalk. thank you.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Downsides include having to play on other websites and not this one. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Yep, we defeinitely get some jokers who just type "tags are required" in the tag box which, really, why not just come to my house and give me the finger directly? They're a finding aid, they're metadata, they're a way to add additional… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[memail is available if you want to have one-on-one comments with other users. The "referendum on one user's unpopular opinions" tactic sort of sucks here.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

The article was a weird fit for the WSJ to begin with and had a fairly leading and irritating headline that the author didn't even like. Plus it basically begged for people to provide anecdata and/or poorly thought out racial/cultural stereotypes and… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Our time travelling ninja wizard is actually called Martin. And he and pb are just friends. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

how about stuff including... The goal is to include a carefully-curated set of links that doesn't read like a giant linkdump that we feel would be overwhelming and sort of anti-helpful. We'll probably break it up into a few sub-pages, but… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Did someone already say no? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Jessamyn, cabana boy? Yes. Cabana boy. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I had the same trouble when I started doing a lot of local hiking on poorly-marked or just-barely-there trails. I often Google the trail name and a word like "trailhead" You are definitely not crazy, this is a problem. I think a lot of… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

goodnight everyone. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

My dad is going through this, post-divorce, with the woman who walked out on him. It sucks. If you really want to cut ties, sign the domain totally over to her and you're further along that path. I am sorry about your relationship, I am sorry you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Please ignore that. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I enjoy Bruce Schneier's writing on this sort of thing. He an expert, he tends to not employ crazy hyperbole and his writingh is readable. You can click around in his essays but I'd suggest The Failure of Cryptography to Secure Modern… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I'm often staying at people's houses and so I have questions that are less party questions and more "so what is it like around here?" questions since I'm often not from wherever it is where I'm trying to start conversations. Even though… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

How is something like this not the equivalent? Because it's helping the OP solve their larger problem. If the OP is coming up against a situation where the thing that is medically supposed to be happening (according to their understanding)… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

It stikes me that the OP has a long list of concerns, including why they're no longer losing weight and not wanting to go to the doctor about it because going to the doctor makes them feel bad. Sidhedevil suggests getting another doctor and focusing… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

You know, we're right here. We don't tailor site content towards maximizing page views, period. Things that make attractive link-bait to other sites are not appealing here because of their link-bait attributes. Our mod approach has always… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

If I'm trying to lose weight, should i not drink this? If you're trying to lose weight you should be keeping track of your calories and giving yourself a reasonable estimation of how many calories are in your drink and then deducting that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

it's my five year recognition, some people get a watch. It will last a few more weeks. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Pulp has a lot of insomnia fiber I think you mean insoluble but I sort of like your version. The VikingSword comment on the matter is the explanation I keep coming back to. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Not a bad idea, I always totally hate it when I email people about a problem using a form and then have no record of what I sent. Maybe a check box that says "send me a copy" Let's see what the coders say.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Funny how that's not racist, too. Isn't it. This goes back to what I was saying earlier about whether you believe that racism is primarily about power inequality or racism is primarily about prejudice. There are large factions of people… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

It seemed like most of the respondents on the thread were getting into that question. We deleted a few amusing "Wolf is hot" comments and the like. In a thread about rape. Awesome. Rape is one of the topic where if you want to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I think that the legal treatment of those who accuse rape is sufficiently detached from Wikileaks that we can have a discussion about this premise without making it all about Assange Then you probably shouldn't have mentioned Assange… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

If y'all get a mind to try one of your "site experiments" again, I'd be curious to see whether there is any positive effect to nixing the policy on MeTa that mods don't approve of flat-out nastiness, but they also won't do anything… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

But I didn't say that, because I figured I'd be vilified for using a racially derogatory term. People have absolutely no sense of humor anymore when it comes to words associated with racial or ethnic identities, and even less when there is any… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[folks - you need to accept your free advice and move on, please do not argue or overmoderate. Thank you.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Possibly Naomi Campbell. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Why does this AskMe attribute this practice (of making the fruit jam for yogurt from inedible wood chips) to the Japanese? My guess is because that's how they heard it and so they're trying to figure out where it came from. If the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Exactly. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Grade c maple syrup is not "industrial grade". Yeah I don't know what it's technically called. This web site says "commercial." Basically it's not syrup you're supposed to be able to buy for personal use and it's used… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I usually just defer to "Hey I don't know what's going on but I want to help. How can I help?" So in this case "I'd like to see you but we can leave our plans a little open-ended if you feel you might not be up to hanging out. Or… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

[getting a ton of favorites doesn't justify calling someone an asshole. OP is not anonymous, email them if you have non-AskMe-safe comments] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

[I know in these short days it feels absolutely terrific to call people names when you disagree with them, but consider some other way of making your point even though it may take more time or be more complicated, thank you.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

[Mayor Curley, you must remember where MetaTalk is, I suggest you go there rather than do whatever it is you are doing in this thread.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I nearly got banned a couple of years back fighting over a question Can anyone pull out the salient word from that sentence? Usually I see stuff in AskMe that goes like this Question: Something vague that might attract quirky… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

People are more than welcome to question the efficacy of acupuncture in the thread, though we'd appreciate it if they could do it without calling other people names. Something short and to the post as you just write "I really don't have a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

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