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Feel free to come over and punch me in the nose if you think it will help. I can almost assure you it will not have the effect you are looking for. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

So this sort of thing does not solve your problem? This is how you'd represent the data you were trying to represent, just with folders in the finder. I'm really sorry if this isn't what you're after but I wanted to make sure you know what the finder… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I can see it if the OP merely wants the question not to be linked to their profile Usually it's this. The OP knows their family member or whoever knows they are on AskMe and maybe knows enough to find their profile but doesn't regularly… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

The gay baby-adopting policeman couple Officers Carter and Taylor in Arrested Development's Hand to God episode were as lulzy as the rest of the show, but not played for any more lulz than anyone else. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

i still don't understand how this thread became a discussion about breasts size. that's not really the point, is it? Fascinating, isn't it? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

It's up a little but not a lot, if I recall correctly. Same thing in AskMe which I think is seeing a little more of an uptick, but cortex can say for certain. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

someone won a Pulitzer for the book they wrote about it. There's actually pretty interesting part of that book that talks about the rivalry with DEC that the Atlantic excerpted which is now online. West was the leader of a team of… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

But none of my other co-workers are very techie and I don't see any of them putting in the time to really learn these other ways. I work at a vocational school that got a bunch of these a few years ago. They are next door to the town high… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I'm an actual woman, but I take your general point. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Also, small text doesn't make your derailing comments not derailing. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Can't believe I missed that one. Good faith discussion can be assisted by the lack of biting sarcasm at the end of a 1300+ comment thread. Saying that you believe that people share some responsibility for outcomes is not at all the same… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Would the PA comic be okay if it was behind a click-through trigger warning? I'll bite: sure. Only because having a click through trigger warning--unless you are being a serious jerk and just making Yet Another Joke at the expense of… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

[few comments removed - try again with less rageman, thanks. MetaTalk is your option if you want to defend calling people rape-lovers or saying they should commit suicide. Not okay here, not at all.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

My understanding is that meth addicts have terrible skin because of a combination of poor nutrition, lack of sleep, poor hygeine and constant skin picking [Googleable term is "crank bugs" I do not recommend it]. There is not a skin-based… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Is a wikipedia citation okay? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

But make sure you clean up your curly quotes and line breaks! I too could sometimes benefit from improved focus. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[few comments removed - comments turning this into an I/P debate seem to be the work of someone who actively hates this site. Act like you like this site. Thank you.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

The reason the intent on de facto trigger warnings matters is because it allows you to predict, going forward, whether the expanded ratings will help you avoid triggering issues. Generally speaking they won't and they're not designed to. So,… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

If I recall correctly from my foodstamp days, financial independence is not the metric they use, it's P&P whether you purchase and prepare food together. I'm unclear if this is 1. the reality of your situation, and 2. something you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I've had a few terrific unreturned crushes on some wonderful people and I sympathize with the doubt and the morning-after-quarterbacking you're going through. However, since you said you're someone who dates a lot, these doubts are probably more… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Almost equally dumb are the people who comment "why are you asking this anonymously?" or "why are you asking the internet, we can't tell you!" Those comments should be deleted. Often we will delete those comments as… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[bunch of comments removed - knock it off with the rapey jokes.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

someone is jealous of my magic sky-parties. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

This is my bullet pointed list on the job shortage debate but all my evidence that isn't ALA placement center stats is anecdotal. I think there aren't as many entry-level jobs as the ALA and the library schools want you to believe and others agree… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Thatnks for that backgrounder ShawnStruck, I was having a hard time understanding who said what to whom here. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I appreciate your trying to give this post more exposure, but posting to MetaTalk to say "look at my MetaFilter post" is not such a great idea. Maybe Music Talk if he is a musician you think other musicians should know about? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

the minimalist in me says "where can I even put this thing?" I write letters. I have a large set of aquaintances and family members who are spread all over the globe. I spend some time accumulating [or making] nice stationery… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Kickstarter projects aren't kept out of Projects because they're not okay for the blue, they're kept out because they're usually not completed projects, but starter idea-level projects with an added side of "Fund me!" The fact that the MeFi… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

For me it was three things, and now that you mention it, it was right around when I turned 30... 1. I got busy to the point that I rarely had the time for the sort of one-day-high & one-day-hangover that smoking would give me. I started to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Not a problem. Time for hugs? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Your entire comment was "Yeah, it's fucking bullshit, huh?" and it wasn't clear if you were offering a "You should say this" suggestion or just commenting on the nature of these sorts of interactions. Looks like cortex removed it… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

But, I like hanging out with him and it hurts my feelings that he would prefer to get drunk to deal with this situation than hang out with me. From what I gather, he’s always had some problems with aggressive drinking This person is a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

My own personal rememberance of Olsen was that my dad, after getting a rejection letter from DEC, went on to work for a "rival" technology corporation in the same general area and the breakfast table at my house was full of stories about… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

What a drama queen. I know you guys are friends so perhaps you can just email this to Mayor Curley instead of dragging up old MetaTalk feuds with your word choice? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Sleep questions are a frequent AskMe topic so much so that they're on the FAQ page over on the wiki. I assume I have DSPS but since it's not negatively impacting my life, I'm okay with it. I am a weird sleeper and I've basically got a two-pronged… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

From the OP:Thanks for all the thoughtful comments. Your advice made the discussion much easier to have with my supervisor. My manager is not happy to see me go, but did not make me feel guilty in any way. He understands that it's a fantastic… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

My feeling is that for very networked and plugged in people, asking for this sort of assistance is really not a huge problem. Obviously if you take your issues and drop them in his lap "Help me with this, I will continue to bug you until you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

I would imagine NYT writers do a modicum of evaluating the info they're fed, but they're certainly not going to be in the business of making a comprehensive assessment of the Q&A landscape. Generally speaking: this. One of the things… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

Not to worry. Yeah, I'll pretend I never saw that other thread. Carry on. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

what are the legal limitations on "quoting" NYTimes articles, say, in comments on sites such as this where the article in question is linked Quoting an entire article exceeds what you would normally consider Fair Use [in my… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

That's nice of you to say. I think I talk a pretty good game online, I have as many offline flaws and foibles as everyone else but being able to be well-spoken about some of this stuff is a gift of sorts so I try to use it wisely. And I've been… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Apropos of this, I was asked to write a short piece for today's New York Times Room for Debate section. Me and a few peple weighed in on things we thought could help. Folks might enjoy it more without reading the comments. I know I did. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

This is what has worked for me. I found a way to do something I liked at the gym and work it into my regular schedule. So, for me I decided to swim regularly. I spent a while just getting used to it, gradually building up my technique and then… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Why can't improving wikipedia be a school project kind of thing? Wikipedia is definitely moving in this direction. I am a female editor there, I write the ocasional article and I keep the Vermont town pages vandalism-free for the most… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

everyone complaining about people not reading the thread should get down off their high horses and get over it. I'm assuming this is some sort of ironic perfomance art that is so subtle I have somehow missed it. While we can't make you… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[rape jokes removed - shame on you.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

this has never come up because so far the answer has always been "Yes". Danger: you might wind up at a librarian meet-up instead. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over five years ago

[few comments removed - this thread needs to not become one person holding a salon on this topic with a post as an excuse. Find ways to make that so, thank you.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

PrintMe
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MetaTalk post - Over five years ago

I also eat meat and try to do it pretty cheaply. My list of tips copies some of the ones above + learn what makes a complete protein. Mac and Cheese= yes couscous and pilaf = no. proteins help your brain work better and keep you from being hungry… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

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