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Nobody has claimed that you must be a tinker if you own a computer. What some of us have claimed is that this device kills communication. While I generally sympathize with this position [i.e. yes I think open devices are important for any… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

What do you think are the problems it creates? Teaching 40000-ish people how to use a new feature, mostly. Explaining why we implemented a new feature for something about the site that arguably wasn't broken. I'm not trying to needle… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Some people think it's crap, but I really loved Popul Vuh's sountrack to Aguirre the Wrath of God. Here's a clip. It's sort of even more terrific if you've seen the whole movie because you're really dialed in to the emotion in the last scene, but I… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Will losing the weight even help, given how damaged my goods already are? You are not damaged, you are in some sort of shame spiral that is not helping you. That said, I can address this specific question, sort of. I was in a long… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Yes you owe taxes on this money. Yes taxes need to be paid on it, and you'll have a $28 fee for not paying quarterly estimated taxes on independent contract (non-employee) income This is only true if you received a 1099 for the money… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Someone called Jessamyn a hipster. Oh my god, really? Oh funny, I scooted over there to see and it was someone, I think, using it as a compliment. So day one is finished. I double posted, fucked up a front page post by posting it… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Do you celebrate Easter even though you are not religious? Do you have kids? What's the story? Growing up, my non-religious family did easter baskets because we like candy. The joke in my family was that it was from the "Jewish… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

BTW, how come I'm the only one from that thread who publicly apologized? Yeah welcome to my world. While being able to say "okay yeah I guess I see where that could have been a problem" is a quite admirable stance to take, it's not for… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Also it's nice when something like this is ferreted out and there's very little "burn the witch" talk and a lot more "I'm using a standard mean-sum-of-squares distance check." talk. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Somebody should make a list of the things we're not allowed to talk about in threads here anymore. You're an asshole. Fuck you [$REAL_NAME]. That's the sort of thing you pretty much shouldn't say. There are topics on MeFi that seem to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I dropped a few people a note in that thread that this was the last time we were going to have a thread about BB/Doctorow [or just in general really, but a few people in that thread have done the same thing in other threads] that turned into such… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

We're just happy you're happy. Ignore the pantsless man with the berry-stained t-shirt. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Dewey is notoriously horribly Americo-centric and Christian-centric and should really not be the authority on anything. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I'm frustrated that a post that does involve emotion but goes straight to the point is deleted as "ranty" so quickly. It seems to have hit the privilege of most of the Mefi readership (and the mods) and it seems really suspect… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Funny how the rest of the world seems to care about US issues but it doesn't work the other way. Which is, yes, an interesting topic. However when it's presented in a "fuck you" way it doesn't inspire thoughful discussion. Again,… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Men still do this. It's all I can do to not punch someone who has grabbed me in this fashion but I think often they don't mean it in that "I'm going to make you come with me" way that it feels like. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I read this when it was in the print magazine. It's an interesting experiment, and I sort of think the thing that sets so many people off is the fawning tone of the writer and not really what Suelo is doing. He's pretty clear that he's not trying… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

[all comments removed - quit being jerks] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I've been thinking about this a lot lately. In my universe there are two sorts of atheists [and religionists] those who are comfortable and satisfied with their own choices, and evangelists of some stripe. So, if you are comfortable with your atheism,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I don't like having to spell out to him "Text me sometimes?" because I want him to do it because he wants to, not because I want him to. See where the problem is here? While this isn't what I'd call a typical male/female problem… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Did I show everyone my owlcam ytmnd? it's like a joke [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I can't even watch ASPCA commercials. This is me too. And no history of sexual abuse, fwiw. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I've never understood why a philosophy devoted to the extinction of the ego should have such a draw for pompous narcissists I also think about this. I have two general thoughts. 1. There are a ton of Buddhists who just STFU and do… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

This long blog entry at the San Diego Reader pretty much corroborates that. They were low quality [look at that cover art!] and just sort of geared towards making a buck. From that link: "...a slew of cheesy and downright sh-tty “biographical”… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Uncle Tungsten talks a little bit about growing up in the UK during wartime but also talks about growing up as Jews during and post WWII in a family of geniuses. Similar to Cheaper by the Dozen which is about growing up in a big family [12 kids!]… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Yes it's angry, it's emotional. That doesn't make it a bad post. A single link to a "this is why you people suck" blog post needs to be pretty awesome to remain as a post on MeFi. Unfortunately, this blog post was not awesome… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

If this is someone's idea of an April Fools joke I will kill someone. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

"Each month a group of meditators will meet at different locations in Manhattan to connect our awareness to issues within our community in a new form of civic engagement we've dubbed "InterActs". By injecting spaciousness and… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

How do you recommend I teach her how to "surf the web"? Well part of it is figuring out what interests her and giving her a few starting points. The next part is letting her know how to find more stuff like this. Some people… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Wouldn't that be editorializing and thus slipping into GYOFB? I think indicating "I agree with this" or "I don't agree with this" is pretty straightforward without getting into "look at these assholes"… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I'd prefer if people didn't link to stupid stuff without saying that they thought it was stupid in some way. I'd prefer if people were making a single link post they'd somehow say or imply why they thought it was going to interest the MeFi community… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Can I require that guests enjoy whiskey, steak and beer? The great thing about CS compared to, say, having a friend over is that you can pretty much require anything. So if a friend was coming to my house I'd tidy up a little and make… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I have this problem as an adult person. I quit a job recently that was totally unbearable, for me. And it was fine, I didn't like the job, I didn't need it, so I didn't do it any more. And I've done this, sounds a little like you. The big deal is,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Is that where Pilates comes from? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

God help me but I think this is the way it went. - TNH had a very popular blog with a small community at her personal website. - She came up with this idea of "disemvowelling" problematic comments - Other people latched on to this and… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I don't get it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I don't really understand this hysteria about the word "USian". Does it really hurt so much? I would like to politely ask you, if you are not trolling, to choose your words more caerfully if you are interacting here in good… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I thought there was a new moderation rule that that sort of first comment facile thread-shitting got deleted? If we're deleting the whole thread anyhow, we don't take extra care to remove early thread shitting. The rationale behind early… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

My sister and I have debated this issue. She never wants to get bad news over email while I always want to get bad news over email. What I don't want is to get an email that says "there's bad news" and then have to break my neck trying to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

These are totally contradictory statements. You wouldn't want your vacation ruined by finding out a member of your family died? This thread will go better if we don't second guess other people's feelings. This is the comment bunnycup… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

So I don't accept the logic that, "If you accept homosexuality, you should accept bestiality." In fact, I think that logic denigrates homosexuality. And I think that's kind of offensive. I think it was actually an extended and… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Rte. 128 You misspelled 495. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

You're welcome. And we couldn't do it without people flagging. Flag early, flag often, friends. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I'm talking about the dynamics of these threads, the pile-ons. I think with very few exceptions, this thread is not in any way a public shaming. Skygazer has been treated respectfully, he's been asked specifically to stick around when… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

He was using it in the American sense of the word. Exactly. Which takes it from the "Hey, I've been misunderstood!" camp to the "I should be able to call a woman I perceive as evil a cunt because she's really really… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[ ] Orange you glad I didn't say banana! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

more akin to racial slurs than the expletive class I always associated it with. In the US, for many people, this is the case. I'm not much of a fuddy-duddy about language generally, but the feedback that we've gotten from people over the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I agree, at one time about six hundred years ago it was an straightforward Anglo-Saxon word And this is what is so fascinating, actually. There was a whole push to sort of discredit Anglo-Saxon terms for things in favor of the more Latin… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I do think that we need to be careful about how we limit ourselves w.r.t. swearing. We are careful. We carefully protect almost all swearing as totally and completely allowed and defend such swearing against people who object to it nearly… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Mixed company is just shorthand for "people who are like you and people who are not like you" not just "people who are like you" There's a sense in which certain jokes may be amusing if properly contextualized within a certain group of friends where… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

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