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The fact that intermission rhymes with nutrition seems to be a thing in #16, explaining how all the things that the snack bar are ... good for you? Really? I'm really fortunate that everywhere I've lived I've been within local driving distance of a... [more]
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Mefites' Choice 2013 winners, Final Week
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http://unicodesnowmanforyou.com for those who need one. As seen on MetaFilter! [more]
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if you show up in such a post and say "They actually aren't assholes", it would be perceived as threadshitting, even though you are not the one saying people are assholes. Many people are able to manage this. This is a thing you... [more]
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if you're sarcastic now, someone in the future isn't going to get it. That's so great. As is the THROBAC machine. Whee. My favorite part of the whole shebang is how Europe would have had a functional decimal system much earlier had it... [more]
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But codified rules on a variety of topics would very likely mean fewer metatalk threads asking, "But why?" I doubt that very much. Codified rules would just mean more people arguing with the codified rules and/or lobbying to... [more]
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Well and that's a pretty good example actually, because people who enjoy the tenor of religious conversations here (we don't have many of them but the ones we have aren't echo chambers for the most part) may bring friends over with differing ideas.... [more]
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People made calls from UA Flight 93. It's not an impossible thing to speculate happening. Presuming someone's state of mind in an almost-impossible-to-imagine situation is likely to not be a fruitful direction. Some people are eerily calm in... [more]
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A productive way that I can think of would be actually heavily moderating pile-ons equally as much as moderating "taking-on-all-comers." If five people attack one person's commentary, instead of mod focus being on the one person who is... [more]
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"We had an office full of people sitting with our jaws on the table..."
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Right. People don't know. It's happened before. That's what we know. [more]
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One more vote for "very understandable dealbreaker". I would not pursue a serious relationship with this person. Likewise. Its one thing to not be great at managing money. It's an entirely other thing to not be able to manage... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Mods, you need to leash your fucking dog. I hope you come back when you're feeling more like having a conversation and not talking like this because this is beyond the pale not-okay.... [more]
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The best I have seen is Krebs on security here and here. Thanks for that. My card was compromised at Target (the one time I have shopped at a Target in three years!) and I have been curious about this as well. It's interesting how widely... [more]
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From a MeFite who would prefer to remain anonymous:What you're describing sounds *exactly* like the post-partum depression that struck my partner from about week 3 of our child's life. The feelings of hopelessness, and terrible spirals of doubt and... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

My dad did say in our conversation that I am applying ridiculously high standards for his behavior, which no one could meet. People who can't control their anger often do not understand how anyone could control their anger. This is a... [more]
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[Comment removed - maybe not a great time to make lulzy jokes about an ongoing likely tragedy.] [more]
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I am sorry, this sucks. My father died quite suddenly and I was the executor and I developed a pretty good routine for handling his affairs before I was actually officially able to handle his affairs. First off, I'm sorry, this is super stressful.... [more]
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video link for checking. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I handled this by not reading the rules before I made my submission, so it didn't occur to me that there might be this sort of problem. That said, complaining about complainers is sort of ... still being complainy. I've done a cross-country train... [more]
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I have talked a bit on AskMe before (1, 2, 3) about having anti-anxiety medication at least available and how that was a big deal for me. I don't take it much but it's like a reset button for my racing negative anxious thoughts that can sort of take... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

[Folks maybe let's not do that devil's advocatey thing where you argue a point you don't agree with just to ... I don't know, foster discussion? It gets the thread going nowhere good. Topic is challenging enough. Thanks.... [more]
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I think, however, that it should be up to hosts to decide when to extend hospitality and to whom, and not up to the guests. And this is where your opinion on this differs from, say, mine and bingo's. In my universe, I feel bad that I... [more]
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I have contacted mathowie directly -- no response, but I'm sure he's a busy guy -- and, as suggested by taz, I'm opening this MetaTalk thread to openly discuss the possibility that Metafilter has been infiltrated my NSA/CIA shills, either as... [more]
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I'm not sure how familiar you are with HAARP but this line from the Wikipeida article is worth mentioning Computer scientist David Naiditch characterizes HAARP as "a magnet for conspiracy theorists", saying that HAARP attracts their... [more]
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This is a link to the actual terms and conditions. The main part seemed to be this In submitting an Application, Applicant hereby grants Sponsor the absolute, worldwide, and irrevocable right to use, modify, publish, publicly display, distribute,... [more]
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I think it's also useful to step through the "This seems shady because of reasons" and then do a gut check about whether your reasons are just sort of societal/personal baggage or, you know, reasons. There are definitely things I've... [more]
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Folks, digging up nine year old comments to toss them in people's faces in MeTa is not okay. Don't do that here. [more]
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Tempting or not, leave it alone. [more]
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Sorry, I am not good at sarcasm. Your comment, it is supposed to be a joke? [more]
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This is not me being a moderator, this is me not understanding your comment. You made a post about stuff that makes the US like a third world country, then you made that comment which is partly stuff that is just true and partly stuff that seems like... [more]
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The deal with the all-in-one things is that they break CONSTANTLY. That has not, at all, been my experience. However since they live in offices, often, where no one's responsible for taking actual care of them, they are more poorly... [more]
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Should we not take this to MetaTalk, Jessamyn? What? No. I just didn't understand your comment in the context of this thread and asked about it. Forget it.... [more]
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"How dare they not mention blablabla what are their motives i wonder?" Is at best neutral It's actually not at all neutral. I think people may have a hard time orienting around what an actual neutral statement is because they're... [more]
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not supporting Obama is a clear indication of Violent Nazism. Totally uncool, do not do that here. [more]
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Yeah the full video is 40-ish minutes long but this give you ... um ... a taste of the heath hen. [more]
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Then again the patent expiration hasn't really brought a torrent of cheaper K-cup alternatives It also brought a lot of aftermarket baskets on the market so that you can put your own coffee in the normal Keurig machine and make coffee... [more]
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My boss bought one for my unit and I've really enjoyed it. They're good in offices where maintaining an office kitchen is no one's job and yet people still somehow want coffee. I've liked having an old Keurig with the refillable baskets... [more]
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"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home." RIP Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation
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The first company to do so, way before the patent(s) expired, was Keurig itself. Right, but that requires dismantling the thing that holds the K-cups. Post-patent you could get a basket which would just go into the regular machine... [more]
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I knew about the dome. And I have heard that the facts about lobster (which I had heard were about Maine) is overstated. As always I wish there was an actual list of sources cites. I bet I could send a coconut from my post office........ [more]
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There's been enough cases What? You linked to one, in an entirely different country. [more]
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Despite their prevalence on the internet, the furry community is actually not that large. [more]
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Been thinking about this a bit more and wanted to share a bit more about some things that were helpful to me. I have, in the past, had similar relationships to the one that I have now. Some distance, pretty independent, not entirely conflict-free,... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

This makes turning metafilter into some kind of oppression olympics extremely problematic. This is really not where I would choose to take this thread, if I were you, or if I were anyone honestly.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

More to the point opening up the whole "Who is a 'real woman'?" line of discussion in a thread about something else comes across as basically trolling on a site with a long and contentious history of having difficulty discussing trans* issues. If you... [more]
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I concur. Whiteboard. [more]
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kalessin, I thought The Cabal was an ancient MeFi in-joke regarding mods and some long-term contributors. Yeah it's an unfortunate overlap between a site in-joke and larger real world conspiracy theory issues. But I think there are people... [more]
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An eighty year old will have a different reaction to beers than a twenty five year old - which means that legally, the consequences for them driving after the same number of drinks will be different, with no way to quantify how different.... [more]
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It would actually be great if this thread did not become less-moderated meta-discussion about paying for laptops you have inadvertently damaged. Feel free to take it to chat or offer advice to the OP in the original thread.... [more]
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