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So this happens only in the plain theme, and the poster didn't think that was relevant to mention? Wacky. I've pretty much forgotten there was ever any other theme.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

[is metatalk broken? please go to metatalk if you have questions about the validity of the question or the poster. thank you] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Glenn Beck should be discussed if only because knowing out how his speech is hateful helps us understand how his hate speech makes our nation worse, in the same way that the adults here discuss many issues related to modern journalism and its... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Roxanne Shanté: Who Needs a Royalty Check
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MeFi post - Over two years ago

Is it your assertion that hippies are not part of the world? I can assure you my world is pretty and my hands are quite dirty. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I called Greyhound, they have lockers at the Nashville station. Guy on the phone said "you can probably fit a small suitcase in one" NASHVILLE GREYHOUND STA 200 8TH AVE SOUTH Nashville, TN 37203 Telephone Numbers Main:... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Holy shit there was another egg inside that big egg!! [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Yeah, we've removed a few 20-second hate posts about Glenn Beck in the past few days. It's really getting into the Fred Phelps category. The guy's ridiculous, he's barely credible to anyone, and this sort of stunty stuff isn't that intersting.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

My Mom is a not super savvy computer user who has really enjoyed her iMac and my Dad recently switched from PC-land to a large iMac and has been quite happy. Hes very tech-grounchy and once we got over the few bumps, he seems happier. Since I have... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Steven Millhauser is my go-to author for stuff like this. He tells slightly fantastical stories that seem absolutely credible. He has a huge vocabulary but doesn't use it to bludgeon you with. I'd suggest getting started with Martin Dressler or maybe... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

People on AskMe are very particular about coffee. If you're looking for cheap you probably don't need or want to go the roast-your-own-beans method. Dunkin Donuts coffee is good because it's super consistent and piping hot. Both of these you can... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

And more to the point, to expand a little bit on the FAQ "don't ask illegal stuff" guideline. In short, we'd like people to not ask illegal questions because often they tend to go poorly and/or they're likely to get mathowie in some sort of... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Weirdly, a lot of times you ask people for recommendations one of the things they say is "what do you want me to write?" or some variation. If you have a bulleted list of things you're particularly proud of, or things that you think are... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

where should I post the design when I finish? In this thread or in its own metatalk post? Eh, I'd just leave it alone. If you want to follow-up with the MeFi-specific part of this which is how it went over at work, that's fine. Otherwise,... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

The responses that don't answer the question should have been deleted, and I'm quite surprised that they weren't. Civil responses that try to address the actual problem given are usually okay presuming that people stay decent. We delete... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

[hey look, those links are working, yay!] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

You are confusing douche with enema. hth hand. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I think this is the giant table you're looking for. ff [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

She seems like she's interacting just fine with the people who are in that thread, a few of whom have definitely mentioned that what she's considering may be illegal and offering other possible solutions.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

walking around the bar trying to decide which group of random strangers to approach was incredibly unpleasant. For what it's worth, I do this exact same thing only people are likely to recognize me and save me from this. We really... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

[few comments removed - popping in to a thread to say how little you care smacks of "doth protest too much"quit it, thanks.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

We can certainly do that, but I don't think it's necessarily going to have the desired effect. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

If you can track down a copy, I suggest The Salt book: Lobstering, sea moss pudding, stone walls, rum running, maple syrup, snowshoes, and other Yankee doings It's a folklore book, in the spirit of the Foxfire books and has a lot of... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Adults (especially non-related ones) have the same reaction to kids as they do to any other human: we like some of them more than others. This has been my experience. I was always someone who felt a little"help I don't know what to... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

No offense to all the perfectly innocent black people who would never hurt a fly, but blacks DO unarguably commit the VAST number of homicides. If we're going to play "how to lie with statistics" maybe we want to see who really does kill... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I'm just curious what I could have used to pepper the FPP to make it worthwhile. I think, speaking not as the person who deleted that thread, is that generally YouTube posts have to either - be something that you suspect people... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

there's a longhaired banjo player in my house and he wants beer!
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MetaTalk post - Over two years ago

Anectodal but my landlord changed the locks on my apartment [in Seattle] after I had moved out and basically said I was gone, but was also planning to go back and clean the place on the last day of my lease. I was paid through the month. It was a... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Has anybody commented yet on the irony of what flags symbolize here on Metafilter? cortex and I have been making that joke pretty much nonstop here in backchannel land.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Wait for the holidays to be over, is technique number one. I also thought yoga was fruity bullshit until I tried it. I almost cried at how non-evil I felt afterwards. I took a really low key class at the Y where everyone is weird and twitchy and... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

In an era of e-book technology, libraries have felt threatened about their futures, but Doherty said the idea of e-book borrowing to a mobile device could be another stage in the advancement of libraries, which moved from schools and churches to... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Once again we are learning that it's ok to be prejudiced against men because some men commit horrible crimes. That's not a particularly apt or charitable summary of this nearly 400 comment thread.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Another good place to go for this is your elected representatives. Most of them have people on staff who really do nothing but help people navigate the often unfriendly and confusing world of federal benefits. Have them call the local office (i.e.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I'm not sure if you want only an email solution or if you'd be okay with a phone solution. There are many automated systems that police departments use to make automated calls to seniors living alone. In more rural areas there are often colunteers... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Community care is not the goal. Health insurance isn't the need. What he says is that a cure is what's needed and that his brother and people like him are actually an edge case that makes the idea of nationalized insurance look worse to... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

No, not excellent. Too many posters are bugged by the syndrome I'm talking about, several of whom say they've stopped using AskMeFi because of it. But things are, indeed, good, at least. I'm finding you exasperating. For every single... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

I also was hoping the mods might choose to be a little more sensitive in looking out for this. I sort of feel that our combined responses have been - hey this is something we already look out for but it's a problem that sometimes... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Yeah nothing personal but the whole idea of gendered toys coming with your food sort of makes me bonkers. I mean toys coming with your food = already weird Put another way: I would like some dangerous space, please. Congrats Mothershock, I think.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

How is it that scorpion cam isn't the most poular thing on the internet? [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

This might be a stupid question, but why don't libraries scan their own books, and offer them in any format they please? They could even resource-share, and send copies to any other library with that same book in the stacks. The general... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

First one is the old Sprint logo. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for the second. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

The kind of reflexive learned helplessness Americans have going on about both medicine and law, wherein anything which could possibly encroach upon the sacred territories of these last two holy professions must immediately be relinquished without... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

It's no nerd girl, but I'll take what I can get. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

That didn't really say "enjoy it's wide open spaces", did it? [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Plus the library finder app told me my nearest ebook library source is two states away. The big question of course, is if this stuff is all downloadable and awesome, why don't I also go get a library card at the library that offers these shiny things... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I see the Timbuk2 stuff at a lot of outdoor gear type stores and they have a few other models but not a ton. REI near you would be a place to try. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

They require people to admit they are powerless and to give up their fate to a higher power. Yeah, but that higher power can be "the ocean" I think the same things that drive certain people into addictions can often send people... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

so there should be a librarian nearby to assist, if she runs into trouble. Depending where you live this may or may not be the case. I sign up people for My First Email accounts in public libraries all the time and have been doing it... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

The biggest deal with the driving test is remembering that it's not - tricky - about being a "good driver" - except how good driving is essentially following every single rule of the road. I had a friend who failed a driving test by... [more]
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