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We had Chinese food, and celebrated the last day of Hanukkah with some egg nog. Now on to Christmas. Best wishes for a peaceful 2015 for everyone. [more]
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From the OP:Wow, apparently we're very inexperienced with renting cars. I don't know what service my partner used, but it wasn't nearly as useful as Hotwire. Thank you for pointing us to a better company. We found some much better deals and will be… [more]
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Thank you for not commenting in the original thread. [more]
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That's just not something that happens to grown-ups. Indeed. I feel like we've only heard part of this story because I find it somewhat confusing. Not because I don't believe these things can happen (I am doomed if I get off a subway at… [more]
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If you're really interested in the details of this underworld of credit card fraud, I suggest reading Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground which outlines in nitpicky detail how a lot of this works. What machines… [more]
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Shamehole Management which is what I sort of do "for fun" with friends who are in over their heads with big houses and too much stuff. I go over and help them take a roomful of stuff and turn it into junk, plastic boxes of stuff and things… [more]
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I wonder what the success of the show says about American culture. That some of them like gross zombie television? Otherwise this might be a question better suited for AskMe so it doesn't seem like you're just yourfavoritetvsucksing it up… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

why did that stop? It required some extra work. I like the MeFite-interview podcasts and would love to do more of them. [more]
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there would be an official Metafilter lower threshold for taking shit from members in private emails Well and the issue here is that the bulk of the people who we have (had) those interactions with are really trying to understand things… [more]
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Perhaps it is time to consider taking on a moderator who is trained in dealing with discussions about sexual assault? That would make total sense if this were a site specifically about sexual assault. But realistically in a site with only… [more]
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But boy, to me, what comes to mind is jessamyn's comment that part of rape culture is having to talk about rape all the time. I feel strongly enough about this that it's one of the reason I'm happy I don't work here anymore. I also… [more]
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What do others do when they are running so that they are staying positive and trying to learn to enjoy the process of the resistance that they feel within their bodies? I know that this has to be a mental thing. I shifted from running to… [more]
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I have recently had a discussion with her telling her how I feel (as I have tried in the past) but she got very upset and cried and nothing really changes. This is not normal. It's okay for you to decide what normal is, for you, and then… [more]
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SMS is great for intimacy. For some people. General unilateral "This is how THIS works" pronouncements tend to make AskMe more didactic than it needs to be. I'm one of those people in a happy LDR which is one of those… [more]
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I thought this was going to be actual endless seamless jingling and I am disappoint. If you are like me, here are thing you might like. - Jingle Bells Ten Hours - Jingle Cats Ten Hours - Tibetan Bowls Ten Hours - Ten Hours Hypnotoad cortex,… [more]
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I was taught to meditate in a Hopkins study on meditation and psilocybin. Recreational drugs were helpful to me as far as really understanding mindfulness. When I'd take drugs I realized I felt JUST LIKE ME only with less anxiety. And it… [more]
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EE is allowable in the SOWPODS dictionary. In the version that I use (and there are many dictionaries) you can spell all the letters of the alphabet. So you can also play EF EL and ES also. Stefan Fatsis talks about the word lists a little bit here. [more]
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"Would you mind running through some preliminary questions with me, just to make sure we've covered all the bases. I presume you've done these but we need to be certain" I usually don't apologize but just let people know that we're… [more]
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From the OP:- It was, indeed, a scam. - Police and FCC reports have been filed. - Thankfully, the perps don't have any personal account information. - Relatives have been informed. R and his mother are horrified, and feel bad for us. R was… [more]
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From the OP:Alas, it looks like this WAS a scam. Whoever did it, a) sounded like R and b) had a convincing line of patter when I followed up. It looks like I am out that money, (thankfully I can eat it) and I'm honestly a bit suspicious that R… [more]
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While I've enjoyed sharing my view of the better world that I feel is possible here and talking with other like-minded and not-like-minded people about such things, I really felt like I had to move to a space where I could start from a "GIVEN:… [more]
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From the OP:Thanks for the thoughtful insight from folks who've hired candidates in the past or who've presented themselves poorly at their own job interviews. I'm amused, and somewhat disturbed, about the assumptions some other posters made about me,… [more]
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Can't believe they cut the Love, Actually bit and left in the raccoon singers. I loved the raccoons. It was super stupid and had some jokes that only made sense in hindsight which was more subtle than I feel that they've been able to be… [more]
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Putting a bit of lube INside the condom might help if you're getting weird foreskin friction issues. Not so much that it's not staying put, but just a bit in the tip so that you don't get some sort of condom rash from it. [more]
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Angel food or pound cake sliced up and toasted with berries and a nice chocolate ganache over the top and home made whipped cream. Mostly just assemblage but you can set it up on little plates and it will look/taste wonderful with not that much… [more]
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If she's a reader consider getting her a book to go along with it. Missing Manuals are good and they have one for iOS8. Check to see if her local library has ipad classes or what books they have, that might also be helpful. Maybe set her up with an… [more]
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Many of my real life friends/roommates/spouses are MeFites as well. We talk about the site, including people we hate, all the time. This is true for me as well. Most of them are geographically nearby and/or people in my trivia league… [more]
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Bechdel did me a solid back in the day (2002?) when I co-edited Revolting Librarians Redux with KR Roberto. She allowed us to use one of her comics "Mo Goes to Library School" (or something similar) for free. Very cool of her. Since moving… [more]
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I was *absolutely* relieved that my parents weren't fighting anymore. I never for a minute thought they "didn't want to stay with me," because nobody ever actually vanished from my life. Likewise. You send messages to your… [more]
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Putting something on the outside of the tooth so that the nerve isn't exposed can really help. They sell some sort of silly-putty like stuff in the drugstore or wax will sometimes work. Take opiates for sleep. You might be able to get some actual… [more]
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What has your experience been trying things that work on your general anxiety level (you can reply via a mod)? I assume you've tried, but I will suggest anyhow - sex in the morning before you're totally awake - weed/drink/benzos to take the edge… [more]
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Why do we even have MeMail? The original reasoning was so that members could have a way of contacting other members if they were not comfortable sharing their personal contact information. It was intended to be a way that users could… [more]
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Just a "where to begin" option. The California Digital Newspaper collection contains newspapers from those dates, but the closest they get is Sacramento which is probably not close enough, but maybe it is? You can browse a little and find… [more]
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This is a thing that works and there is a process for getting the right ones installed and getting your relative trained up on them. Are you in the US? AAA suggests getting an eval by an occupational therapy-driver rehabilitation specialist. This… [more]
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Also, this still needs to be added to the Best Of blog. None of the mods who post to that blog have posted in this thread. Might want to MeMail them. [more]
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You're going to sidebar that response from her son, no? While I have personal opinions on the mannerliness of showing up to pay respects in a thread like this in a community you work in and/or own, that is not a universally held feeling… [more]
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finding a quality barber I have one, she is great. She has given me some good haircuts. That said, when I come in saying "I want to look like Luke Wilson in Legally Blonde sort of drifting into Luke Wilson in the Royal… [more]
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Something about my hair knows that it's haircut-picture time and it can go from looking completely awesome for an entire day to changing suddenly into a brown sodden muskrattish looking helmet as soon as I whip my camera out. It's like I can only… [more]
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We have always called MetaFilter a social network for non-friends which might explain some of the dissonance that is occurring here. [more]
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I'm on your side, I respect your feelings and reactions, but I think you were unnecessarily nasty to Wolof. That was my take as well, only mentioning it because Dysk mentioned her perception was different from my own and my experience… [more]
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there sure is some transphobia and hate speech going on over there in Wikiland. So inflammatory or not, it's kind of accurate. I do not disagree with this or the generalize assertions about how this situation at Wikipedia was shitty and… [more]
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This thread totally got edited to stay open. Yay! I brought the popcorn cookies and some of the mint chocolate ones and a few of the little thin sugar-maybe-peanut-butter and the chocolate drops to bar trivia last night and shared them all around… [more]
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I think the pro-unix crowd (of which I am one) are simply responding to the title of the post. Because removing line breaks from text has probably been around longer than the poster. The title quote is actually from me. Hi, I have to… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Barthelme is my go-to for this stuff (Amateurs is the best short collection) but there are also some great short (like very short) stories from Brautigan's Revenge of the Lawn that can work for this. I had a friend who always swore In Watermelon… [more]
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I Love The Sun
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Music post - Last month

[Don't turn this into a narrowband argument about weight/health. You're better than that. Thank you.] [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Is that a point of pride for the company or something that is a bit embarrassing? This is maybe the larger point for exploration here. At my workplace where I felt like a weirdo for not wearing girly shoes, I also felt like a weirdo for… [more]
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Someone has already mentioned "that's how you get ants" which I like and I also like Year of meteors who I had not encountered before my post. I'm sure I have some mod notes I've left "Love this username" but I'm not even sure how… [more]
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In fact, A now hates B and never wants to meet her. A is so hurt by my backing out of this trip (and all the cutting back in the friendship we've had to do) that she wants to end our friendship if the trip doesn't happen. On the one hand,… [more]
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