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If you made a previous post it must have been anon? I am an angry person often but I do not act angrily and I think this is part of the thing. Having anger may be normal but it's a feeling and you can not let it affect the rest of your life and try… [more]
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I think it's a little odd but within the range of "normal" as long as your constant "Nope that won't be possible" responses aren't met with any sort of friction. Like if it was a six person dinner party and they were one of three… [more]
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Everything goes in the fridge if your house has mice. [more]
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Someone attended a meetup using a sockpuppet name, then confessed. It didn't go well. I went to that meetup! Yeah if you're not squirrely about it people mostly don't care "I'm a lurker, rarely post, real name is Jason and here's… [more]
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LGBTQ people are represented. No no, not you. Sorry, absolutely my mistake. [more]
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Maybe if you're from Michigan or New Jersey or something you can "just do what you want", but...???????? But nothing. There's nothing special about NJ or Michigan that gives people there special powers. You're making this into… [more]
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I was always kind of suspicious of this clearly devil-bestowed power. Clearly your friend is a pigeon. Do not let them near your bus. [more]
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Which leads me to this incredibly active sub-reddit. AAAAAAAAA. I read Reddit sometimes. I am dismissive about it sometimes. I am never sneery about it. However, to me it's sort of like broccoli. I don't much care for it and it's… [more]
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And in the real world: the library. My favorite thing to do, when i'm in particularly "fuck capitalism" mood is to see if I can make the argument that the public library actually exists to serve some sort of capitalistic… [more]
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Is this really a recurring issue? People asking questions that are not phrased in ways that are liable to get them good answers is a recurring issue. Common failure modes are - You are too angry/emotional to ask a good question and… [more]
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Toad baked some cookies. “These cookies smell very good,” said Toad. He ate one. “And they taste even better,” he said. Toad ran to Frog’s house. “Frog, Frog,” cried Toad, “taste these cookies that I have made.” Frog ate one of the cookies, “These… [more]
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I ♥ TYPOS [more]
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I loved every single skit in this show ( a welcome change from the struggle that was the Dinklage show, imo) up until the very end and the Match.com thing which just had me ??. I want to see pool boy in everything. [more]
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I would hug it out. [more]
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I've seen many of our licensing agreements and they specify that patrons can share single articles outside of the campus. Yeah as MetaFilter's most famous librarian today, this is a non-issue from a library perspective. You may dislike it… [more]
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Death in the family basically trumps anything. Make your polite goodbyes and leave. [more]
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All of these places except the Lebanon one are about three-ish hours outside of Boston depending on traffic. Yama is about 2:30. [more]
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Hey this is sort of what my parents did. They split up when I was 11 and stayed married for mulble-mumble reasons including my dad feeling like he was a failure if they divorced and my mom needing health insurance and being unwilling or unable to get… [more]
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El Deafo is a really good graphic novel memoir written by CeCe Bell about growing up hearing impaired. Lots of relatable kid stuff, long but moves along. [more]
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Yeah I'd also suggest emails or even letters if she's a letter writing/reading type. Feeling that she doesn't listen makes this even seem like a better idea. You can sort of broadcast what you're thinking about and feeling and then she can sort of… [more]
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From a MeFite who would prefer to remain anonymous:You probably have a very sensitive clitoris, which prefers indirect grinding to direct diddling-type stimulation. Me too. Try masturbating a slightly different way and gradually learning to come a… [more]
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I don't feel swatted, there are lots of ways to look at things. [more]
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I'm sorry that my education came at the expense of many valuable members of our community. You learned, and we all muddle forward together. It's okay and very big of you to post in here. Errant, qcubed, 23skidoo and Conspire (and people… [more]
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I'm relatively lazy and not a germophobe, but I'm also a microbiologist. This is basically me (I know microbiologists, but am not one). I do laundry in another building so anything that doesn't absolutely need to be washed doesn't get… [more]
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It's important, if you're someone with a decent job who is mindful about money, to not go overboard becoming money-phobic but to be sensible about how and when you spend your money. So, if you have a job/income, as an extreme example, you don't want… [more]
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I'd guess that it's because (IIRC) most of the mods were hired via matthowie's network Originally site participation was just friends-of-mathowie as well back in the day. I want to mention that mathowie and I made the hiring decisions… [more]
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The ability to just freely feel-think-say things out loud without running them through a series of filters Errant's point, which I think was very clearly stated, is it's only people in positions of privilege who get to have these… [more]
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I don't love that the myth of dirty hippies=drug users is being perpetuated in this article. Yeah I think that is part of the comic effect aspect to it (that I definitely highlighted in this post title) but I agree with you. The reason… [more]
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Accessibility of the links is always relevant to the thread. It's less likely to be "best of the web" if a significant fraction users cannot access it after all. This may be something that reasonable people may disagree with… [more]
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I'm starting to get to the point where I feel like Metafilter is too moderated for me My take is more that there are people who like to talk about these issues a lot more than I do and while I think moderation is mostly where it's been,… [more]
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Also there is probably one member of the family (and probably not your SO) who is horrible and everyone knows it and everyone tolerates it as best they can and ignores their terrible behavior and pretend it doesn't happen. So if most people are… [more]
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I am sorry that is awful. Something is wrong with this neighbor as you've surmised and it's worth giving yourself a pep talk that her stuff is her own stuff and she is not a person worth extending an olive branch to because she burned that bridge… [more]
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to insist that white, straight, men always have it easier than everyone else (and the ways that they don't are minor matters, easily waved away) suggests willful ignorance of the facts on the ground. You are highlighting parts of his… [more]
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unless a site is institutionally (and its writers individually) engaging with commenters And that can come down to money as well. When I write for anyone with an online presence nowadays I always ask if I'll be expected to participate in… [more]
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Activities! For whatever reason I have a decent handful of friends who enjoy sort of sitting around and bullshitting about work or whatever as an activity. Not a big deal for sometimes but I'm not super good at just listening to people complain and,… [more]
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And maybe that's where things need to go, but yes it would need to balance all the other existing finely-balanced mobile stuff that goes on here. [more]
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We will not prevent a six year-old child from checking out Nightmare on Elm Street For real? Depends, but in a lot of places, yeah for real. Serving minors is a touchy issue in the public library world. The American Library Association… [more]
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I have to say Aleks and Stevie being basically chill about this whole thing really made the videos worth watching. You really get the reactions of the people involved which is what you're sort of looking for. [more]
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I just went to the Garde-Rail gallery a few days ago. I was struck by not only how interesting a lot of the art was, but also how weird the concept of Outsider Art sort of is. This gallery had some stuff by some 30-something white kids from Toronto… [more]
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If you use zero technical measures besides a browser, you get to read the article! [more]
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I use AdBlock Plus, I was able to read that site just fine. you promptly get served with malware. That was a thing that happened in January. I'm not convinced that this specific incident is enough to create a carve-out for "sites… [more]
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Double spacing after periods, was that a thing? I remember it being a fight somewhere but can't recall where. [more]
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Invite them out for at least one meal at your expense, or else cook the meal for them, or order it in. This is a general rule for overnight guests. If this is a sort of "Stay at our beach house for the weekend" situation then… [more]
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what you might call cultural norms for this game, and how much to push back about this sort of thing. I play Scrabble like it is my job. But I usually do it online. The rules for doing it online (and no, this is not Words with Friends,… [more]
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do NOT expect to borrow from them Yeah this may be highly variable. With my family it would be seen as a personal failing if you did NOT have enough stuff for every guest (so like you don't even bring a beach towel or an umbrella, the… [more]
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I was reading this last night about how to skyrocket to the tops of Etsy rankings from a purely-business perspective, maybe some of the tips will be useful. [more]
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