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Mine comes from a Jason Webley song, "Dance While the Sky Crashes Down" Hey neat, I loved seeing Webley when I was in Seattle. Mine is my name because I have very little imagination. [more]
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This thing from Buzzfeed helped me understand the thing. [more]
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I was told there would be drayguns. There were AYGS. The Wikipedia link Jessamyn put in seems to be broken? Thank you internet rando for fixing it! [more]
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I like Headspace. I like to daydream. That said, Headspace helped me sort of figure out when it was a good time to daydream and when I was losing something by not being in the moment and being mindful of where I was or what i was doing. That is,… [more]
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Yeah you know when you're sitting there watching pigeons and they're doing their coo-coo thing and all of the suddden one pigeon puffs up and starts chasing and pecking some other piegon on the head? And sometimes there are two or three of them all… [more]
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(Can this be done with a Kindle? My mother has a growing stack of older Kindles she's willing to give me.) I manage an ebook lending library (Open Library, check us out) and I use a Kindle Keyboard for almost everything and it's great. I… [more]
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If you have another iPad (or a desktop machine) keep in mind that you can put older versions of newer apps on it by following these steps. I got some nice drawing apps for mine and use it as a sketching tablet. You could put some cool kid apps in it… [more]
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Sorry to answer the question you only sort of asked, but I used my iPad a lot when I was recovering from a shoulder injury and I was AMAZED how good the speech-to-text function is on it. Like, the one that is built in to it. So maybe make sure she… [more]
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Why is somebody else getting offended by what they think I think by posting a flag on my wall somehow more important than why I actually posted it? Isn't it childish to judge somebody based on a superficial impression of their actions? Aren't… [more]
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can you toss us a screenshot or more details? Screenshots sent. In short: the little popup is still show up up as a fractional part of the screen on mobile, so it's teeny, and then when I click to make a choice from the pulldown, it gets… [more]
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Yeah sorry, I don't use Calibre for reading but it's really good for metadata, organizing and ebook conversations. [more]
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pb! Your quiet patience in the face of a lot of weird shit (both technical and social) has been a great lesson in "how to be a good kind of dev" and I thank you for the years you put into this place and wish you the absolute best in… [more]
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the level of organization to make and market a bumper-sticker about 'keeping___weird' seems antithetical to genuine weirdness. I have a sharpie and some sticker paper! I think a lot of the keep ________ weird have been organized responses… [more]
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a lot of people don't tag either consistently or clearly enough for me to sort well. I feel like mathowie sort of "gave up" on tags at some point. I'm not sure what he was hoping they would do or how he was hoping they'd work… [more]
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That sort of "But what if it were the same, but different?" thing is sort of a weird gotcha game a lot of the time, though. I mean if you have some actual parallel examples--here are Muslim pacifists who were treated appallingly even though… [more]
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It's actually harder to have a partial mom (like you do, like I do) than to have no mom at all, so give yourself a lot of credit for dealing with something that is really difficult. I have a mom who is a great person ... to other people, and she's… [more]
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I have created a starter wiki page. I wasn't sure how to set up the Ask/Guess thing so someone else is welcome to add that. [more]
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a thing you sign up for when you have pets. At least that's what I thought, until now. Absolutely. And as the person charged with the care of the pets, you are the ones responsible for what they do during that time. So you paying for the… [more]
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Here on MeFi? [more]
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I found reading about this as a category helpful in understanding some of my own challenges (hey, it turns out not everyone is driven to madness by tags in clothing SCRATCHY HORRIBLE) This is exactly me. Being able to reframe situations… [more]
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I would hope it's less "shut up, goatyologists" and more "just be aware there are probably goatyologists in the room" Yeah, agree with GregNog here. My suggestion is not at all "Shut up" but "Be aware… [more]
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Bustle has a good general interest article about this. Though it's argued from an (admittedly) heteronormative position it basically breaks down the idea that sexism isn't just "being prejudiced against someone because of their sex" it's… [more]
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You might want to read Effect of weight change on natural history of pelvic organ prolapse.. Conclusion: "Being overweight or obese is associated with progression of POP (pelvic organ prolapse). Weight loss does not appear to be significantly… [more]
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final follow-up "Chaka Khan said it 'ain't nothin' but a maybe'. Well, now it ain't nothin' but a "no". I went in tonight, got seated, and noticed he was there. He caught my eye once, waved, smiled, and then proceeded to stay out… [more]
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If you liked the CR-V, but thought it might be a little too big for your needs, Honda has the new HR-V out right now that I think looks interesting. Agree with this. I've owned Accords and Civics in the past and now own a CRV (2009) and… [more]
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We have a problem here in that people complain in threads to degrees that fuck up threads. They have a few possible avenues that are okay... taking stuff to email, taking stuff to Meta, getting over it. Usually I'm okay with anyone taking anything to… [more]
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Oh hey this still works [more]
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I'm sure I've mentioned this somewhere before, but I've pretty much committed the text of the email to memory. It was not a normal proposal, nor was it a normal marriage. "Have you found someone to drive cross country with? Could it be me? If… [more]
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Nice. I was wondering what happened to the guy who was posting on MeFi while his wife was in labor. This is a good (and cute!) outcome. [more]
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When someone famous dies people post about it with such frequency that there are sometimes multiple obit posts on the front page before the mods can even remove them. A waiting period won't change the posting frequency, it just makes more work for… [more]
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update from the OP So, before I posted, I was totally ready to get on the phone to Mr Anonymous and make an idiot of myself by apologizing for being fat. And I was convinced that he wouldn't want me. How COULD he? I'm FAT. And ugly. Who in their… [more]
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Oh yeah #youcancheckoutanytimeyoulikebutyoucanneverleave [more]
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Thanks folks and sorry about the random MLKSHK downtime. Did not even occur to me that the arrows might look like little dicks! So jury is still out but now I have two possible paths to consider. [more]
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I thought it was super refreshing to finally skip the useless part and get to the narrative, but many people were lost without being able to see the characters. I just finished reading Seveneves and there was SO much of it that was based… [more]
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I now cannot stop laughing at this comment. And now neither can I. My sister and I are pretty genetically similar (having the same parents and all) and yet our heat tolerances and sleeping-while-clothed tolerances are so radically… [more]
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I was also basically insufferable on twitter the whole time, which was mostly a gift to myself. And now I can unmute you for your birthday! cortex you are the menschiest and it's been great to get to catch up with you on the podcast… [more]
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I am looking for quotes, anything to make me feel better about this quality ... that seems to bring nothing but pain and disappointment to me, and I wish I could change. I am loyal. It's sometimes a problem. Usually when it's a problem… [more]
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If you want an introduction to my friend Pyroboy who has seen basically every single firework related accident there is, drop me an email. [more]
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Nothing much to add based on that except god bless you for doing all this for her. Seconding this. My advice remains the same as it was in the last thread. Contact NAMI, consider talking to one of the law firms they suggest. Doing stuff… [more]
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I can't understand why it's such a battle to enact Death with Dignity laws in other states for the terminally ill. There are a few strong reasons that usually hold a lot of sway: pressure from both doctor groups and disability rights… [more]
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I do not care about how many obits are on the front page. If I don't want to read it then I don't have to read it. Making these decisions takes up 0% of my day. That's my general feeling. I would always add obit/obituary tags to obit… [more]
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A few other things that aren't bedtime but have really helped (and I say this as someone with sleep problems that border on phobias sometimes) - no caffeine after 5 - exercise like it's sleep medicine that you take earlier in the day (i.e. get… [more]
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Big deal for me is getting offline and offscreen for 45 minutes or so at least. I literally only touch my phone to turn the sound off, no other phone interactions not even "good" ones. I have a Bedtime Book which I read until I am feeling… [more]
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I turned favorites off (actually I use a script to see them approximately). I always edit the "So in closing, fuck YOU" part of my comments out before I post them. I avoid all zingers at the expense of aggravated people, even if they are… [more]
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I think if there are easily shareable lessons from MetaFilter that could be shared with newspapers who are appropriately serious about creating communities As cortex said, i was at Beyond Comments and talked to a lot of creative… [more]
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The big thing for me compared to the east coast is how DRY everything is both because you're in the desert and because there is a lot of AC in operation everywhere. So make sure you travel with moisturizer and have a humidifier going if you have the… [more]
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"Before, your fees were going to the bank and then to me, now they'd go straight to me." Is that plausible? Yes, assuming it's accurate and true. Having a financial person you like is really important so I'd do what people above… [more]
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Are you okay with fiction if it's allegorical? Kim Stanley Robinson's The Years of Rice and Salt is a sort of "What would have happened if the plague were a LOT worse and Europe was repopulated by Muslims...? It spends a lot of time talking… [more]
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