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For some digitization projects the books are actually destroyed. They do this with a giant dangerous-to-fingers chopper thing that can cut the binding off of a book and cut around the margins in the sides with astonishing accuracy. Cuts through a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I’m hurt that she’s tarred with me the same brush as our parents when she knows I’ve been through the same thing. Here's the weird thing about families though, it wasn't the same thing. I mean it may have been, or it may not have been… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Also I bet he's got a great smile. Maybe try to take a really nice few photos for posterity (take him to the mall or wherever kids get those done these days) when he's grinning his widest. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

There's a good chance your local public radio station could use it. I think that's who I wound up giving my zillion year old Toyota Cressida to. They all work with other organizations usually to do the actual getting of the car etc. Around here we… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

A librarian friend pointed me to this article she had written in November. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

"one makes your whole day and the other makes your hole weak" I felt like that sketch, like a lot of other ones, could have killed if the timing was right and they had more energy but the show seemed to lack momentum. And I am… [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 months ago

When 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a called, did they say "Hi, this is nine two two Yes. So so worth it. I literally cannot tell if you didn't get that I was doing a bit or if I can't tell that you're still doing the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

This is a workplace problem and not yours to solve. When I left my not-working-for-me workplace recently, I let people know exactly what would need to change and within what timeline for me to consider staying on. When I did not, because of choices… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

It seems like you need to focus less on the thermostat and more on the temperature in the various rooms? Also it's worth teasing out if this is a money-saving thing or purely a comfort thing. Like is she literally too hot if the thermostat is at 68… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

He was very much the sort of MeFite that makes MetaFilter a good place to be, and he'll be missed terribly. This is exactly how I feel. He was often showing up with a nice thing to say or give people advice with their own radio or… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

How are you communicating with this person currently? I know it's been a rough time for you but it's worth remembering that you're the one who holds the cards since presumably they want t get paid. "As you know, I have a family medical… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

What is helpful to me is that there is a difference between being angry (I am often angry) and acting angrily (I am outwardly calm most of the time and working on it when I am not). Have a conscious approach to when, if ever, you act angrily which is… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

“I realized at the sales meeting that I never cared about the stupid product we were selling, so I went home.” Bill Hicks does a great bit about this (not the "Advertisers, kill yourselves" bit) where he talks about how psychedelics… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

This is great, rich sound. It does seem like you picked a toughie for your first one! [more]
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Music comment - 2 months ago

s it irresponsible of me to ask for this feedback? I don't feel like I'm trying to push the responsibility off on to others, but maybe that's how it feels to them? This is emotional labor. It may be worth it for people in relationships,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

It's nearby? Could you and your husband do it as a fly-by and stay for the wedding and a small part of the reception and then duck out? I am with everyone else, of COURSE you don't have to go, but if you feel duty-bound remember that you can also… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I really must insist that people continue to argue about politics. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Am I selfish to expect a friction-free life? Is the ball completely in her court? Do I just suck it up? Is it completely unacceptable to attempt to talk with Ann again after her stated wish that I not do so? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Others can weigh in on this, but I don't think they're looking for more pictures of your face, I think they're looking for some fun sexting time. Fair or not, a lot of people use apps to mess around, not earnestly search for dates. If you're not… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

When this happened to me my doctor basically said "Wait til next month and see if it comes around, as long as you are confident that you are not pregnant" and then by the next month, they ran some hormone tests to see if there was an… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

- A really good mattress with heated mattress pad. - really good snow tires for my car - paying more money for a trip I was already taking in order to travel at a time that was more convenient for me but cost more money [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'd like to have her back and for us all to reconcile, but I don't know if it's possible. If it happens, it should - come from your sister and be at her pace - not be tied in to the wedding at all - be a fully revocable thing if it… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I can only assume they have never tried snow tires. I have snow tires. They are not appropriate in every single winter driving situation. One of the downsides to snow tires for people who are not necessarily experienced drivers is the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I know, right? [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago



I just started the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries. She's a 20's era detective in Melbourne Australia in the 1920s. The settings and the fashion are really fun to look at though it's not Hollywood. You can read the books or just watch the series. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I don't understand why you can't block him on social media? You're not telling other people to not interact with him, you're just taking a vacation from him until after the election season because he is being a jerk to you. Another alternative is… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Generally speaking you do not need to attach these forms so you could file without them. You can check the documents online (If I am reading this page right) starting Feb 1st. If it were me, I'd do it. If it were not-me, I'd suggest calling the IRS… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

One of our partners has just emerged from one of these exchanges saying that they no longer want to be in the house when he visits, which is hurting the other enormously. This is a completely reasonable response on their part. If your dad… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Nothing at all could make today better for me. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I love the idea of nursery trees (surprisingly hard to google), that even in death trees have a role to play in the forest. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The sequoia that fell over the weekend was apparently the last living sequoia tunnel tree, which seems like burying the lede a bit. Honestly I wasn't clear on the redwood/sequoia distinction either (or the scope of what the article was… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I just found this thread from the other ear thread. My tinnitus just got so bad that I went to the doc with it a month or two ago. I travel a lot for work and I think that one marathon set of trips in an airplane with no hearing protection did me in… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Thank you all very much. I've downloaded buddhify, Smiling Mind, and Insight Timer and the guided meditations from Audiodharma and Meditation Oasis. Headspace looks terrific but it's the subscription/IAP model that I'm trying to avoid, though if I… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Is there a particular show you like that may do its own annual appeal? I've donated in the past to (MeFi's own!) Mo Nickels' Way With Words program. You can read their blog post about how they pay for it. You might want to dig a little and see if any… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Final update from the OP:Hey it's a year later and I meditated nearly every day of 2016. It was a big game changer for me. I changed it up a bit from time to time but here's the year in review - someone gifted me a Headspace membership for three… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

My dad's house has a bunch of these. His house was all wired with an X10 system (about 15 years ago) so the switches would actually send a signal to some sort of controller which would then make the light go on and off. Total pain in the ass. If it's… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Poems: Good Bones by Maggie Smith & Poem 64 George Gray by Edgar Lee Masters. Also, SillyShepard is listed but her message is missing? Also mandolin conspiracy and ellie vortex called in but they're not listed. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

You lied about editing that stuff out! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Every contact I can think of that I have known that long has had a new email over this lengthy period, so I can't just ask a friend, "hey, when did I first send you an email from my gmail address?" The earliest email I have from… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Tripping 6-7 days a week for months on end isn't good for one's perspective, it's important to ground yourself a bit. You understand the concept of microdosing, right? This is the equivalent of saying "Being drunk every night isn't… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Advocating taking drugs on an experimental basis in an uncontrolled environment is never going to convince me that that person is anything but a moron. I'm super okay if you think I am a moron. I get that people come at these topics with… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Seriously, that was a lovely poem and I think a lot of us feel very very similar. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago


Here's to kindness. Agreed. Cortex, you taught me this and I am forever grateful. o/*\o High fives everyone. Help is here if you need it. This AskMe changed my life last year, no lie. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I went to Hampshire College which was sort of a four year boot camp in unlearning and fighting against institutional and structural privilege (and dealing with various peoples' pushback against that). I didn't have a sophisticated critique of any of… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

It was hard for me at the time because my parents basically neglected me for their parents while I was growing up With respect, is it possible you're bringing some of this kid-feeling into your current situation? This is, quite simply,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I got to this really slowly but now I usually meditate in the 10-15 minutes per day thing. I usually do it either right when I wake up or right before I go to bed. What was helpful for me was just starting by building space. That is, as part of my… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I can't speak to the decision she will have to make about this but this page at MassLegalHelp outlines a lot of the specifics and they have numbers to call on the right hand side depending on what exactly is going on. [more]
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