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it's like a very slow moving and obscure swap meet. This is exactly it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I just wrote a book and part of my agreement with my publisher was that I'd create my own style guide for it and not be beholden to weird antiquated ways of writing technology words. That said, where I had a bunch of URLs for footnotes, they asked me… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I was trying to ask about mentioning how good *she* was and how incredible she made me feel I get that you feel that this is not a thing, but I think you're recognizing that to some people, it's a thing. To me I guess it's like this:… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Also, and I promise I'll stop threadsitting this, I emailed with a lady from Salon about this today and she wrote this short piece. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I assume that people who get very angry about posts and comments that they perceive to be populated entirely by pedantic pricks may have something of a perspective problem. It's my considered opinion that people who have strong emotions on topics… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I am very good friends with a few ex-boyfriends that I went through long cool-out periods with. Part of the being-friends-again thing had to do with figuring out a way to interact that wasn't based on our old relationship. So, we'd do stuff like go… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

The user numbers are bunko. We can dig and figure out how many people have actually gone all the way through the signup process and made a comment. I think it's something like 45K. MONOTREME, LALALA. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I always thought that classy was in and of itself sort of a weird backhanded compliment, like telling someone that the behavior they were exhibiting was somehow "above their station" and so was also sort of either an insult or said by… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Did I tell all of you guys how I took a writing class with DFW when I was in college? He was a good teacher, if a little too aware of how good a wordsmith he was. I think I got an A in the class. Years later when I saw him give a reading for Infinite… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I was the typical anxious patient who basically told my doctor "my tinnitus is driving me crazy, I need something to help shut my brain up at night and help me sleep. I am current;y using alcohol and I'd like to stop that" He was mellow… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

YES WE KNOW. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Read The Fantastic Article. Please. Thank you. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Could you maybe give us some more information? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

From the OP:I passed y'all's advice along through the family grapevine, and just heard back that Uncle has decided to see a lawyer about setting up the trust properly ... Thank you! [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

For god's sake, I had no idea if he was a dude, or if Don Cherry was the name of the job he held or what. You guys got me all a'googlin' In the US, Don Cherry is this guy. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

it's really annoying to hear the equivalent of "If you use this browser, here's a sort of solution" as is often the case with Firefox. Honestly this is sort of part of what's involved with considering making changes to the site… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I made a how-to about making a DIY whiteboard. A full piece of showerboard [4x8 feet] was only about $40. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

neither time is it actually connected with the events being discussed. So now the waters are even muddier, because either he's lying, or someone else is. And yes, libraries have event halls capable of holding 500 people. Or if not, they… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Oh my, thanks you guys! This is totally terrific. Yay for early birthday presents. [more]
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Music comment - Over five years ago

:) [more]
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Music comment - Over five years ago

A photo from the performance. Thanks! [more]
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Music comment - Over five years ago

the PC term around here for gypsies is Roma. That's factually ignorant. enough said. that says volumes. I sort of feel like you haven't been here much. If someone starts saying "Please can be not use the word Gyp, it's ofensive to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Thanks plinth. You and your family have been in my thoughts a lot the past few weeks. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

demonstrate period home entertainment in a period room. I love this idea and I'd also love to do history type stuff but instead of it being like "this is where the soandsos lived and this is where they ate their meals" have some… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[if you seriously feel that you need to use racial slurs to answer this question you are doing it wrong, thank you] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

When will the lies end? I think some chilling out may be in order here. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I think it's kind of weird to regard this as a fetish. Maybe I was misreading it, but doesn't the Voice article specifically address his response to this fetish topic? Or maybe it was one of the other articles. Put simply: if it's the… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Thanks so far everyone. Here are a few other sites that seem to be describing the study or the effect. "There's a "seeking" circuit in brain which elicits eager anticipation -- the expectation for a reward. This stimulates the brain's pleasure… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago


I'd guess it was meant to subsidize and recognize artists and others who are doing good, important work that doesn't get them enough money to live on. Is there any reason you presume that? I know the NEA comes under fire a lot for giving… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I think the Amazon thing is close. Big muscular women, preferably incredibly tall. But yeah, not a real analog. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Obligatory Onion link. This is the "maybe he thought you were ugly" equivalent for this thread, I think. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Ah, yeah I was wondering how that was working out like that, thanks. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

can we agree that the less you write in your FPP that isn't a direct quote or paraphrase, the betterer? Actually, extensive quoting to get around the "don't editorialize" is pretty sketch behavior as well. I know it's a little… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

It seems more like a blog that hasn't been updated in almost a year. Maybe he has a PR person now? [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I've never claimed not to be tone deaf. My apologies if I hurt anyone's feelings in the attempt to make a mild joke. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Yay kcds. Hasn't this been part of gmail for a while though? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Yeah, you can use some sort of aftershave to help smooth things out after the fact, but otherwise it's beard conditioner, slightly less mashy kissing, somewhat sideways oral (experiment!) and more communication before you feel all rashy and sore. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

You're welcome. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Every single time I go through a historic house I want to stoke a fire in the fireplace and sleep in the bed, Basil E Frankweiler style. I'd also love to be able to have a party there, not a crazy one but like ten or twenty people over to play… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

If they "moderate" it to the point where 90% of the users hate the way the site is now then they did a shitty job at their job. If we get to the point where 10% of the users hate the place, heck 5%, we're probably doing… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

I'm looking at how to handle the conversation where I say no and where anything done for or with his parents will be cast up to me. I have a "you are doing this TO ME" Mom about some things. I am sorry about this. It's really… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Anonymized this for the OP after the fact. Here are the two comments made prior to thisThanks for all the thoughtful replies, everyone. My two big issues with the billboard: 1. Lack of specific attribution information. Misleading political… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

"the foodboat trend" Misread this as foodbat, like it better. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[Want to call everyone stupid? Go to MetaTalk, making a giant thread all about you is unseemly and needs to stop. Thank you.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[goatse links = an automatic day off - just because the thread's long doesn't mean it's not moderated.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

FYI, the OP has followed up and it seems like they may have been confused themselves at what the study entailed. Seems okay at this point. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Is it really that great? It's great for big projects where you have to balance a ton of references and a bunch of little sections and where you want to keep track of word counts and do a bunch of other things. I wrote a 100K word book… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Skot's comment reflects the conversations that me and my SO have amusigly often nowadays, with each other or just with strangers. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

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