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It's hard to move from mj to something else for managing anxiety because a lot of the positive self-talk surrounding marijuana (and I have used it occasionally, I am not an anti-mj person) is all about how it's a natural way to relax. Moving to… [more]
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I would also assume that this person was on drugs because that is the sort of thing I'd expect from someone taking acid, so if that's part of the equation that might explain her being crazy but also her hubs hollering at you. [more]
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I had to do this when I was caretaking an old Victorian house in Vermont, my friend terrapin reminds me. [more]
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People clear snow off their roof? If you've got a somewhat poozly roof and you want it not to collapse during huge snowstorms, then yes. If you have a somewhat poozly roof where water freezes on the end of it and the water comes into your… [more]
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Either the user's fear is justified, in which case, surely the mods ought to take action, not simply approve the sockpuppet, or the mods have (inadvertantly) given credence to this user's false claim of fear. We let people self-assess if… [more]
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If she was charged $99 and no one serviced her computer then give her the money back. If she was charged $99 and got partial service because she didn't know she had XP (and you didn't service that part somehow?) give her part of her money back… [more]
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We already have different rules for different users I tend to think of this as a path that every user is on and that they control their placement on it mostly through their own actions. Certain things get you banned. Certain things… [more]
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I could also keep checking out the books and would then just download a digital copy when I got home and return the hardcopy the next day. Between you, me, and the internet, this is what I sometimes do. I am a librarian. Ebook lending is… [more]
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We could conceivably gray out deleted comments and put a message at the bottom, Can't see any way that would do anything but make things worse and its a huge sea change to even consider it. This is a thing that - primarily happens in… [more]
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I have worked at places where the women got paid less because they did not negotiate. You may have heard of them. This sucks. You've made it clear that you want to stay for a while and pay down debt and I agree with other people, that is a good… [more]
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I think a technical fix could help as well This is one of those things that comes up so rarely that I think building a thing specifically for that is unlikely to do much except in monster threads where it would likely bog down threads… [more]
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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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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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You and me both. That is why this podcast is so long. Because 100 is amazing. [more]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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You know, you maybe could have left the small text off of that entirely. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

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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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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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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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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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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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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Opinions are like assholes, manners prevents me from showing you more of mine. [more]
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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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months ago

I take Brandon literally. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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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