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I think Kelly Link's book Pretty Monsters is inspired and written to both be accessivle but also evocative and was the first thing I thought of when I read your question. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

If you do it right, the ball vibrates and the whistle makes a sort of trilling sound instead of just a tweet sound. Here is an animation. They call it "the trilling sound you associate with a quality whistle blast." [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

follow-up from the OP So I went for a late lunch today around 2 p.m. and he wasn't there. But the girl I gave the note to was. I didn't expect her to remember me, so I said nothing - though I was tempted to ask if she gave the note. I will go back… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Not quite what you were looking for, but I've enjoyed this Joni Mitchell/Soundgarden mashup called Like Woodstock. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I give presentations sometimes on collaborative information systems and mention places like AskMe, Yahoo Answers and places where people work together to arrive at some sort of consensual truth. There are not many Twitter experiments that I've seen… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Follow-up from the OP I thought that I'd post back here about what happened to me as I'm always curious when I read AskMeFi about what occurred and I know a few of you suggested you'd like to know. First, thank you all for your kind words and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

It's like practicing medicine without a license. it's really not. There is a licensing body that determines whether you are or are not allowed to practice medicine. There is also, I believe, one for clergy. The people who allow their… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

You are not actually helping, you know. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

People who do not like MeTa posts or their frequency are welcome, nay invited, to not read them. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

What? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

But clearly there were a number of us who read that comment and went, huh? Yep, totally agree with your interpretation about this. The problem we more generally have is that calling someone out in thread is or can be derailing and… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed - if you are not answering this question, please do not comment, thanks] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed "don't do this" is really not what the OP is looking for] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed - if you want/need to call out other commenters on what you perceive to be their philosophical failings, go to email or MetaTalk, do not do this here. thank you.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

WorldCat tells you where you can find a book. IF [and this is a big if] you live near a lot of libraries who subscribe. I don't. When I want to find a copy of Jane Eyre, Worldcat tells me to go to New Hampshire even though there are… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I guess I am going to close this. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[comments removed - metatalk is your option if you want to discuss parenting] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I am completely in love with that dancing salaryman guy. [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

I'm honestly surprised Jessamyn hasn't said anything yet. I'm still on the way back from the 8th Anniversary MeFi party. The plan, as I understand it (I went to an early planning meeting for this, but I'm not part of the project) is to… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

The point of this post wasn't to flame Jazzwick, it was to ask if anyone had tried to prank metafilter. That you shouldn't have linked to his posting history. Not cool and I'll close this up. You or someone else can post the question… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

My actual point is that reading that into what Jacqueline wrote is uncharitable and kind of a stretch. I agree. That said, I've seen her make a few comments that have seemed a little zing-y in the past in this same direction, so it's… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

What's everyone getting so hysterical about? Dick. Jacqueline's comment to me was fine. I agree that it may have seemed hasty to people, but I also find people who will jump on folks as being sexist for a single comment are sort of not… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Assuming that espresso machines have standardized measurements -- and I'm not sure about that, but my guess is it's true -- I measured the increments on my carafe from my Mr. Coffee espresso machine. Basically if you fill it up to the metal rim… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I know a lot of linguists, and they would disagree with the strength of this statement. I did my thesis on indefinite pronouns in English. Generally speaking there are form words and function words. Words that have meaning (nouns) and… [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Finding a way to allow people to contribute online will mean that more people contribute. If someone with more time/ability in this area can find a way to make that happen, it will be super duper useful [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

When I saw Chomsky ast night he talked about this a little bit. He's been pretty clear on the fact that there's no capital-S Syatem that's racist or evil-capitalist, just a bunch of individual people making choices that, on balance, perpetuate… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

What is the shortest list of descriptive statements/adjectives about yourself that would uniquely identify you in this room/in your town/in the US? [and no cheating like saying "Is named Jessamyn"] I like this one because it makes people… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

I know if I talked about why I don't believe in God, I would be seriously offending a number of people who I dearly love. That's their problem not yours. The thing that sticks in my craw about religion is exactly what i dislike about… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

So empath closes his account, without apology to those about whom he has outright lied. Classy. There are a lot of people who could be being more decent in this thread. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Most of my passions/interests/things that drive me are not things with immediate pizzazz People who are interested in things are interesting. So even if your hobbies are, to you, sort of straightforward and possibly typical, to other… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

But it stands, it's still all there in that thread. Sure, you took the derail to MeTa, but if it just turns into the two of you yelling at each other that sort of needs to go to email. Do you need the community for any part of this, is I… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

People read this whole thread, and it's OC's comment that they got busy flagging? People are flagging the entire damned thread, trust me, and we've been swapping a lot of email with people. In keeping with our general "over the top ironic… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Klang rescued me from Anaheim and took me and a pal out for Korean food. He sent me crazyporn in the mail, hopefully violating several local ordinances. His gf is alibrarian [sorry to out you holyrood!] and I've been MeMailing with his dad this week… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

please stop asking for the mods to protect you from reading things you disagree with. That may be his perspective, but it's not totally in line with how we feel that the site should run. People should have some level of being decent to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I don't really see how making jokey one-liners about how dumb a certain group of people are really makes mefi a more vibrant, interesting place. It doesn't. It would be great if it happened less often. Mayor Curley and rollbiz, take… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

This is dependent on the system. Fines stay in the system as long as the system stays up usually, or if they've been written off which no library I know of does. That said, with a lot of libraries, they've had some sort of clean slate event like a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

It is disgusting that anyone, especially a mod, could think that the idea of painting an entire institution with the failings of some of its members is anything but prejudice, bigotry and cheap. What? I'm saying if the topic of the thread… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I don't quite understand this. When you are financially and vulgarly supporting an institution, aren't you at least to some small degree responsible for what that institution does? We've discussed before that a lot [all?] of us spend some… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I thought that the Metatalk thread and the indignation in it was so over the top that the most interesting way to deal with it was to turn it into a lake of molten shit. Don't do that again, please. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

By being overtly offensive in my statement, I call attention to the covert offensiveness inherent in the story at hand. We have a hard time with this. I generally agree, really good satire can be great at pointing out the inherent… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

[few comments removed - OP has explained his relationship. DTMFA and "go poly" are not helpful beyond an initial mention, thanks] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

What? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

I have a very small set of bookshelves compared to previous apartments and my basic rule is that I can't have more books than bookshelves. BUT, more books come in than [normally] go out. So I have to have a heuristic for what goes out. This is mine..… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

There was no way that thread was going to be able to be anything other than a "fuck those guys" thread with all those crappy comments heading it. I deleted a bunch of them [and follow-ups] and people can start over in that thread and see if… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Sorry, I somehow missed the "ignored court dates" aspect of this. That can definitely get you arrested. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

okay loq, I removed your comment. If you want the text of it to repost the parts that weren't quoting now-deleted comments, let me know. So the bigots who made those comments now have their slates wiped clean. This is one of those… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

This happens over and over and over again in my favor, for years and years. Not trying to start shit here, but is it possible you're privileged? I mean looking at myself, part of the reason I'm "lucky" is because I've had a lot… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

[bunch of comments removed - maybe try again?] [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

You might be interested in the idea of karma. While not strictly areligious it doesn't require the idea of a higher power to "work" as it were. I've been atheist or non-religious since birth and the idea of luck to me is just that "oh… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

follow-up from the OP Thank you all for taking the time to help me out on this. It's a really unpleasant situation and I feel a little better knowing AskMefi has got my back. First off I'd like to particularly thank everybody who suggested the… [more]
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