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I hear what you are saying, this is captioning that is specifically wrong in a "This might have been an R-rated word and they've substituted a PG-13 word in its place" way. This might have to do with the morality standards of the people… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Very very normal. When I got out of my longish [5 year] relationship I didn't really date again for almost two years. Wasn't really interested in it, had my days full doing stuff. At some point, I met someone who pushed my buttons and something went… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I think so, idiopath. The blind character winds up looking like sort of an ok dude at first and then really becomes not only not a decent person but you get the feeling he's sort of crazy because he's blind (among other reasons) instead of… [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 months ago

Johnny cakes is often the thing in Southern MA where I've been to chowder places. Also root-type vegetables [squash, beets, carrots, turnips] with some sort of slightly sweet molasses or maple based glaze. Personally I love the idea of stuffed acorn… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Absolutely mention it privately, it would even be okay to mention it publicly (the host would have a chance to respond that they had repaired it) but I'd go for private. Many AirBnBs are cleaned/set-up by people who are not the owners and it would be… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

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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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

From the OP:Given the direction the thread is taking, I should mention that the move is almost definite -- we're both very urban creatures and after giving large-town living a go for a while, we feel it's time to move back to a major centre. My… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Can I just also say how lovely it is that we have a wiki where users can create their own stuff for the benefit of other users? Want to give a shoutout to pronoiac and adrianhon and (I think?) richardp who all work behind the scenes to keep it spam… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Yeah to me doxxing is going out and specifically linking someone's name online with their real life name, details, personal info and etc. (often with the intent of other randos online harassing them). It's tough because mods can't always be expected… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I like the idea of thermometering it I love this idea. And I just like saying thermometering. Thermometering. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Given that, is this thread useful anymore? Sure, because general discussion of when it is or isn't okay to share personal information about people mentioned in posts is something maybe worth going over again, as well as people's personal… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago


I ended up feeling like SHE doesn't even like me (since she stopped having me come see her), which proves my point What? No it doesn't. You had a bad fit with your therapist which is a thing that happens to everyone. Find a new therapist… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I used to have worms occasionally as a kid (rural, barefoot, etc). It's not the kind of thing you would live with if you had access to regular health care, and we did, in fact, get them regularly dealt with. You might want to read this article:… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

On the front: [real] I'm sure this was well intended but as a person-with-breasts there is no way I am wearing that. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

The librarian answer to this is "WorldCat" as shapes says above. They have a commitment to linked data. They are a non-profit. I would not suggest Open Library (I worked there for a few years) because I don't trust them to not change their… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

And here's the Taglines page on the wiki. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Mostly! I did the "just credit union" thing for a long time and there were a few esoteric things I did not get. 1. Certified checks were a pain. I bought a house. Getting a big check for the down payment was a bit of a hassle. 2. Secure… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

actually I think it was this part, cortex "any hat will make you look like you're wearing a costume, instead of dressing appropriately." I don't think it's a leap to get to the costume = not appropriate although it's a little different than… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

My friend just let me know about Darebee (no ads, no product placements) which has a lot of small fitness workouts that are very easy to look at on your phone and have little proressions if that's your thing. They range from beginner to advanced so… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Oh this is very helpful (says someone who has been avoiding a lot of these threads but may be filling in a few days next week). Thank you! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Wet brush, apply paste, brush teeth, rinse brush, leave toothbrush hanging out in my bathroom like I was some sort of animal. Repeat tomorrow. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Working to understand the problem rather than just answering immediate questions has helped give me a great reputation at work. In library school we learned that people often try to solve their information needs in the places that they… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I don't want to hurt J/make her suspicious about never getting to meet my mom, but I also don't want to force my mom to do things she doesn't want to do. Your mom sounds like mine was. Has a lot of feelings but also expects you to be an… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Which one watches over me? [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

ILSA: TRUE COMPANION [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'm having a difficult time understanding your concerns here. Wool is generally hot. You are too hot when you are sleeping. Are you looking for something that is heavy? I am a never-too-hot sleeper and I do sleep with a sheepswool comforter as well… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I just want to see it thrive and be better in all respects. Like everyone, I too am confused. That said, I think we're a lot of really good writers, on average. I think the things we could do better at are more like empathy, patience,… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

From the OP: Thanks everyone for your advice! My family is of the brutally direct style of communication, so it never occurred to me that MIL was being underhanded in her quest for yet more grandchildren. She did indeed take an offhand comment and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I believe Maciej is pronounced mah-cheh Thanks! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

The implied massive disrespect to Cortex that you think he isn't doing a good job with the finances I absolutely trust cortex. However, I don't think it's a stretch to say that historically on MeFi financial issues have been somewhat… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I'll be revisiting and updating that. I understand that there were a lot of timeline things that could not happen in an optimal fashion with this move, but I'd hope this would be one of the first orders of business (along with the PayPal… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I was interviewed for a public radio show. I live in Vermont and it was a schlep to get to either of the local public radio stations with good studios and I didn't want to make the trip. So the producers called up a local recording studio in my town,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

It's not to everyone's tastes but I really liked her in Crash and enjoyed the whole weird movie. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I used to work solo at a place with a grill. The owners were cheap and I was not paid for any time other than my shift. So I had to clean up as the day went. If it was dead empty, I would clean the grill early. But the grill was still ON. Even then,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

My picks! Two about books/reading/libraries 1. mandolin conspiracy has his finger on the pulse of MeFi this month because I really enjoyed his post on Staying on top of the -ography in a digital age. I like big books and I can not lie. 2. 17th… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I can remember learning, in otherwise ungreat biology class, that earthworms had five hearts because we dissected a worm and saw them! I've mentioned this story before, but my dad was a physicist and got to work for/with NIST before time was… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Somehow I totally forgot that over the summer when I am at my fathers old house we'll name all the animals in the yard. So there is a heron named Helen, a groundhog named Rupert and a nuthatch named Johnny Cash (he had a little feather that sticks up… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I name my cars and try to give them names that could stand for a few things. My current car which is a boring black CRV that makes me feel like a tool driving it is called Prince. And if people ask I tell them - you know like Prince Fielder, a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

This is called Wildflowers of NY but it includes a lot of garden flowers and it's pamphlet size with a lot of photos. Usually the public library will have the best resources for what is truly local and there may be a Garden Club that has a local ID… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

IS THIS THE NEW THREAD works on so many levels. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I have not heard of it but it does not surprise me that there is an etiquette of hanging out laundry. I'm mostly familiar with the debate surrounding whether you do or don't hang out laundry generally (some cities forbid it, some rural places just… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

So, anyway, congratulations, cortex! You're being uncessarily churlish about this. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

There can be personal value, perhaps, in being discriminating and discerning. You can make better choices for yourself, you can use extra data to assess risk, make plans, set goals. However, being a constantly judgey person makes you tiresome to be… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

When I got out of a long term relationship with someone my friends were also friends with, I appreciated both having friends who were even-handed and non-committal "Wow that sounds really tough. I am here if you want to talk" and also who… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'm sorry this happened to you, and sorry about the loss of your pet. This isn't normal, to my mind, but I'd chalk it up to honest mistake (even though it might not be) as you deal with it. I'd drop a note to the group via Facebook (so you can get a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I've been reading this newsletter for several weeks now and have been liking it quite a bit. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago


I am a big fan of the social justice work that Dorothy Day did, mentioned above, and have also read some good stuff by William Sloane Coffin, particularly his book The Heart Is a Little to the Left: Essays on Public Morality which… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I've recently found that this is greatly frowned upon by libraries I'm curious where you found this? I'm a librarian and we don't really have any edict against post-its, particularly for non-rare, non-fragile stuff. Libraries are for use… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

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