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Because that's really what that FPP needs. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

"a penny's volume is .360 cubic centimeters and the mass is 3.1 grams (pre-1982) and 2.5 grams (after 1982)"* The volume of a can of coffee is about 170 cubic inches*. 16.38 cubic centimeters in one cubic inch*. coffee can is 2784.6 cubic… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Restructured FPP, based on EmpressCallipygos' suggestions Honestly, it's up to you but I still see this as not a great general subject for an FPP, likely to go badly and yet another "Israel does something shitty, discuss." post… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

My bad, packing problem is critical here. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

no matter how nerdy the fellow in your bed, they don't appreciate when you pretend you're playing galaga or street fighter complete with sound effects. That has not been my experience. pew! pew! [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

It sounds like you live someplace near my neck of the woods [rural new england someplace] and I'd go along with "guy works 3-11 shift, chills out on the way home." If I were guessing, and I am guessing, maybe he's toking up, having a beer… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I've always looked at them as similar to receipts that you'd get for electronic voting. So mostly placebo, but useful if there was a discrepancy between what the machine said happened and what actually happened. So like you say "I asked for $200… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Do y'all prefer to meet mostly older members at these things? Are newly minted members more out of place? Many of us are tired of each other's jokes and would love to meet someone else who has not heard our jokes yet. For the most part… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I have an album called African Ambience - The Ultimate African Dance Party and this has similar beats and feeling to that. You can listen to samples and see what you think. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Someone comes into the place where you work and says "Do you have any books about caves?" You need to figure out, in the least intrusive way possible... - what sort of books or information they want (if the book is even for them) - what… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

those weird fighty things that happen sometimes in threads. Just recently I dropped a note in-thread because a newer user was going off on that old "okay I disagree with you so I'm going to call you names and interrogate you and make… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Evidently, MetaFilter is too complicated. Nah it's just that some people are total assholes or play stupid games telling people how "the site" works when it's really how they'd like the site to work. We'd like some objective-ish… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Is this a question, or has MetaTalk gone Dada today? Fake questions suck and waste everyone's time. People who ask fake questions get banned. What is your question? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

There is a very small Greasemonkey scripts page that someone could build out. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

We had a modem at home when I was in high school [early 1980s] that dialed in to some sort of mainframe and it was the first password I needed to know. I logged in with my dad's username and password. His password was four letters long. It didn't… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I'm not sure two hours after the last substantive comment is really enough time before you start going all higgelty-pigglety. Can't you guys go colonize a long dead thread instead? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

My take is there's a concrete problem to be solved, succinctly stated: "I lost a bunch of years of my life to a really bad relationship and I want to come up with a more empowering story of my life." and they want other examples of people… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Is that theme: unreliable hippies? [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

┬╣Seekrit poneh? Neigh. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

It occurs to me (without thinking about it too much) that the 'resolved' tag might ought to trigger a check mark on the question as well. That's changing the function of a UI element after it's been in use for several years. I'm not sure… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I dress like Stewriffic when I need to "dress up" I find that one of the things that can really make it look like you've made an effort as opposed to a grudging acceptance of having to wear pants, is wearing accessories, being clean, and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Oh god no we won't update old links or re-open old threads. That said, if there's something that has a half-assed post made about it over five years ago and something new has happened, making a newer updated post is not bad at all, not even really… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

"aggressive courtesy" I have to cross the street at a sort of weird angle to get to the post office from my house. Sometimes when I'm about to cross, a car will come around the corner (fairly slowly, it's in a little town) see… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Maybe the flags could be tweaked to have a bit more meaning We've talked before about why we have the flags we have. Some people want more reasons, others want fewer reasons so what we have is a balance. I don't really see that changing… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I use one of the greasemonkey scripts which basically shows one, some, most favorites indicators [*, <3, full heart] but not actual numbers. I find it calming. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Not a chance of this happening. There may be Greasemonkey scripts that will help you pull out the heavily favorited comments. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Anyone know if the mods are sleeping? Not if you all keep making so much NOISE. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I removed a single link SLYT post. Do I get a cookie? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Flagging posts from a few weeks ago doesn't really do anything except make us run around looking at them. I'm totally happy if people flag these sorts of things going forward, if you think they're bad posts, but don't go back flagging things from… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

From a MeFite who would prefer to remain anonymous My experience is limited to a grandmother who died of lung cancer. The cancer that killed her was a recurrence of an earlier cancer, the treatment for which involved removing a lobe of one of her… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

When did libraries change from the position that knowledge is good to being entertainment venues swayed by mass opinion and fashion? About the same time that they started letting children and black people into public libraries. Yes, I am… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I actually don't have hearing loss, but I live someplace really quiet and seem to have trouble untangling a big crowded set of noises when I'm someplace noisy. I asked my doctor about this and he said that you can lose the ability to sort of focus… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I have been a VISTA volunteer [maybe 15 years ago] and a local AmeriCorps volunteer more recently. The answers to your questions are very program dependent, but I think there are a few things that seemed the same among many programs so I'll try to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

since you have librarians who'd rather be practicing librarianship playing ringmaster for events the rec staff should really be doing. Not piling on, but these jobs are competitive actually. If there are librarians who are doing jobs they… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I just got back from the library! I walked there and it was really nice. I ran into a few friends there. The librarian gave me my paycheck stub and a half gallon of Grade C maple syrup that she and her husband made and sold to me for cheap. I told… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I wonder about this. I like to think that maybe libraries are enduring institutions immune to the ravages and capriciousness of time. That said, I wouldn't mind if people started funding them at appropriate levels, and cupcakes sure as shit are… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

once in a red moon...?
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MeFi post - Five years ago

if I don't react the way the guy wants me to, he feels entitled to tell me off. It's a set-up, basically. And, to expand on this, this is one sort of problem if it's a random guy on the street. Hey we're both strangers to each other so I… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I can walk to my local library but can't walk to an overpriced cupcake shop. I know for many people the reverse may be true. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Feeb: the mod-approved "retard." Honestly, if you've got some sort of axe to grind, use your words. This has been an annoying few days here and I'm finding the constant barbs tiring. Otherwise, I'd like to point out that the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Also, and I am going to say this once and repeat it in every thread where it's appropriate. Complaining about something specific in a long MeTa thread about something else is not a great way to get our attention. Good ways to get our attention… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[comment removed - folks, OP did not ask "is this cheating"] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

just don't be surprised when you are called on the BS that comprises your religion. Seriously, knock it off and take one-on-one interrogation crap to MetaTalk or email. Critical discussions of religion are welcome here, but being a jerk… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Okay, these are towels that the gym provides for everyone, and you both grabbed them from the towel dispensary and then you hung them in the showers when you showered and he took the wrong one by mistake. Do I have that right? If not, can you explain… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I realized that most lower-income people are just like most most higher-income people - materialistic as fuck. I kind of stopped feeling the need to break my back to help people after I realized they weren't doing the same. I've had a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

thought he was the boogie man Oh god, boogie man not boogers. That is the same song I knew. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

First step: tell your library that audio books can be obtained in formats other than for iPhone. This has nothing to do with MetaFilter, but I made a whole room of nerds applaud by telling them that libraries were purchasers of some of… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

since it is a medical issue, she has to (temporarily?) compromise her principles Agree pretty much with what everyone said but I wanted to caution a little against the "appeal to authority" angle here. Different people approach… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Here is a Donald Barthelme story on the subject of communication that you might enjoy. It is a self-link. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I would really, really love to see most of the small cadre of regulars who take these discussions into stupid rehashes just take a break from the subject or something. This is my feeling too. We get more personal email of the "You… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

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