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- Jesse the K talks about accessibility features with Macs. - mitschlag suggests good reading for people interested in intellectual property law - FAMOUS MONSTER is compassionate and helpful to someone grappling with creepiness - desuetude… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I use the White Noise app and am really fond of it. I also have a DOHM for when things are really super annoying and it's helpful. I'd invest in a better speaker (or get an old iPhone) and get a ton of apps and find the one that works best for you. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

You and me both. That is why this podcast is so long. Because 100 is amazing. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

My lady and I were just talking about moving to Vermont The mouse nest is from MA! You can still move up here! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

And there's the weird second part of being worried forever more that just mentioning past harassment will invite future harassment. So lousy. Such a bad set of choices. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Is there a good reason not to dox an online harasser? I may be in the minority on this one but I am really not a fan of public doxxing most of the time. I feel like the missing link here is that these giant websites basically don't step… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I just read this article a few minutes before you posted it. It's one of the better articles I've seen written about online harassment and the real problems in dealing with it in a productive, constructive fashion. Her recitation of the number of… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I just went to London for the first time in August and the place that sent me put me up at the Thistle Barbican which is a little above your price range but was perfect for me. Walking distance to Essex Road and the subway and also a slightly longer… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

May 2015 be more kind and gentle to all of us. Indeed. I have party shoes and am going to a party. I am not afraid. Best wishes and fuck last year amirite? Love you all. Happy New Year. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

There are a couple of classic crawl mistakes that people do, and this is doubly true if the person is already fit for some reason. The transition from running to swimming isn't as easy as it seems and we recently discussed this in AskMe. You may be a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

It's like unlocking a cheat code for life. The great part is, if your friends are MeFites it becomes a really easy way to be something-you-know-is-clear. I had an interaction with a MeFite friend recently where there was a sudden… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

And my response to the "Mobile broadband will fix the digital divide" issue is: - net neutrality doesn't exist on mobile phones - mobile broadband is prohibitively expensive for poor people - bandwidth caps make mobile broadband not a… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

"Successfully" might be a little generous. Nope. He's awesome, his posts are awesome, and he's one of the reasons this place is great. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Yeah I am listening to it and the clicking is even driving me crazy. And it might even be my clicking. Click. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

No one locks anything. Cars are in the driveway with keys in them (or sometimes running if you're just stepping in somewhere for a second) and your house is unlocked (but maybe the gun safe is locked) and people may stop in to grab a thing with that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Family and neighbors enter through the back door The side yard in the region where I live is called the "dooryard" and has the door you're supposed to use, not the front door which is basically never used but looks nice… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

He borrowed my tools, which were better than his, and then didn't clean them. When I asked him to clean the grease and oil off of them because they were clean when I lent them to him he had a hissy fit and started tossing them around. They were… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

But maybe I've been a complete asshole. Nope, trust your instincts. This guy violated a number of boundaries both with you and that is reason enough to cut him off. I am sorry he is in pain because being in pain sucks. That said, if the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Do you need a new one? Do you need it soon? Sometimes you can find these things at your local University's surplus sale for super cheap or via your local state library association listserv (or even Craigslist). The main brands are the ones you've… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I feel like you are using this woman as a scapegoat for your husbands poor relationship hygiene. But the problem is him, and you and him, not her or him and her. This rings true to me. I am a woman who has in the past had best friends who… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

He says whatever is on his mind, which sometimes hurts me. He can be oblivious to my feelings. Being in a long term relationship, for me, means that you don't get to sort of decide "well it's okay to hurt someone if they're too… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

lots of incidental contact between all four parties, especially the two principals due to shared social activities. It sounds like you have a pretty specific situation in mind and yet the way you're asking this question seems… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I feel like the main problem is that my husband It's hard to do a budget with two people if one of them isn't being part of the solution. So I hear you saying a lot of things you CAN'T do (and I sympathize) but I feel like by doing that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

You know, you maybe could have left the small text off of that entirely. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

the Brother HL series is pretty great and also cheap. This is my answer to every "What is a good cheap printer?" question. Mine (HL-2170W) is five years old and just chugs along and it's fast for non-custom paper. I would just… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I just read it this last year. In short: yes. Foer talks at length about the exact strategies that people use and teaches himself some of them. It takes work and attention so it's not a short cut exactly but a way of making things stick that you need… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

You might also want to make sure the sort of "ass" part of the futon stays where it's supposed to be by sewing little rings to the bottom of the futon where it's supposed to crease. You can clip/tie these to the bar on the futon where it's… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

This one is a little activist-y but Ani DiFranco did a musical back part for Utah Phillips' spoken word piece called Korea about how he had some realizations about his role in the Korean War and as a man and as an American with the lousy history of… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I come from a family of problem drinkers and for me this is over the line. Not just the showing up late drunk and babbling (what? not okay!) but if he's a regular heavy drinker then it seems like it's a bad fit for you. Nothing necessarily wrong… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

you can get the 20 volume set for $840 with, I assume, no leather. Or you can wait until the University of Washington tosses theirs away and a nice librarian tells you when it's going to be near the dumpster and you can get it for $0 and… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Opinions are like assholes, manners prevents me from showing you more of mine. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

I feel especially bad because the end was full of him promising to change, sobbing and crying about how he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me and he feels like I never gave him a chance to turn things around. I felt like I had, and like… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I think you should be honest with your friends but according to how well you know them. I'd agree with this. I am sorry for this, other people's alcohol problems are terrible to deal with and tend to ramp up during the time of the year… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Binge-watching 12 hours of House of Cards while wearing an adult diaper Other people don't just carry the laptop into the can with them? [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

The trick to feeling awesome about this is to do them at like 9:06 in the morning when you will rank high on the leaderboard as long as you finish. [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I take Brandon literally. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 4 weeks ago

I emailed back, saying that I wouldn't be in town, but maybe some other time? You're not an awful person because this friendship doesn't work for you. However, you need to get over your own politeness/manners approach to this because… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I have a few female friends who have been really pleased with the suits they've gotten from Saint Harridan. I also got a random email from them about a suit being sent to me (I did not order a suit, some other Jessamyn did) and emailed them back to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I'm a fan of the neli-med nasal gel stuff. Can keep dryness from getting awful and a little longer lasting than the saline mist. And yeah I'd get a desktop humidifier. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

It's fine, the link is fine. Here's my granola recipe on a site that glorifies revolution and counterculture [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 4 weeks ago

Matt's backyard has badass woodpeckers in it. And omg, you guys use Slack now, I am such a dopey fan of Slack, where has it been all my life. Very nice photo of you pb. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 4 weeks ago

If you want to stick with this (and I'm with others thinking maybe you just shouldn't) then you guys need to have some sort of good sex in each other's company to sort of get around the corner of ungood sex. So I'd suggest maybe even mutual… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I don't know the specifics in Boston, but when I was in Seattle the way to get access to a good machine shop was to take a class at one of the community colleges that had a welding series of classes. While I know you want to use tools not sit in… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Jessamyn likes neckbeards. I like one particular sometimes-neckbeard wearer. And I don't use the term most of the time because it's a scattershot insult and there's too much collateral damage. It's imprecise but I will admit to sometimes… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 4 weeks ago

I used to work for a DSL ISP. You should not be getting 15% of the advertised speeds due to signal attenuation to that degree because they shouldn't be setting you up with DSL if you're that far from the POP. Likely issues are some sort of hardware… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Hi there, I'm you, with different details. Likewise all the way down to "This is MS, AAAAA" which is sort of ridiculous since I am a capable person and while I'd prefer to not have MS, if I had it I would deal with it and things would be… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Then she started to get drunk and angry ... to me personally all the rest of this is basically the bad results of someone who is a problem drinker or a person with mental health issues who has lowered inhibitions due to alcohol. So… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I guess I'm looking for perspective - what are the good things that are going to come as a result of this change? What do I have to look forward to? Why should I be excited about this, rather than depressed? What should I focus on to remind… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I have a prescription for 25mg of Zoloft (which would be increased, obviously) and I'm probably going to fill it this week. I'm not at all uncomfortable with meds, I'm just worried that maybe my anxiety "isn't bad enough". Maybe I'm… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I miss pot and kettle. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

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