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IF they are going to be allowed, they should be allowed across the ideological board. There's no indication that's not happening. I know proving a negative is a lousy and thankless task, but honestly I feel like what you're saying is that… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Would it be comforting to someone to know that someone out there does love them, even if it's not returned? Nope, it's scary and upsetting. I mean there may be people who love me from afar, who knows? It's their secret to keep. Once they… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'm glad I said nice things about her in the thread. I'm glad she was a classy dame about all the people who talked about how they'd like to/like not to fuck/ogle her, too. - "her eyes and her mouth are way too beautiful for me to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

As long as the moderators allow those flaggers to exercise the hecklers' veto, any discussion of events that involve anti-Semitism will continue to be false, superficial, trivial, and jejune. That's a pretty strong allegation. I think a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I did it in high school a zillion years ago and did not at all identify as Catholic. I associate it with either goth-ish subculture or Madonna. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Is something bothering you outside of mefi? I am bothering him... to quit paying me seventy-seven cents for every dollar cortex earns. [too soon?] [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Montpelier VT is the smallest state capital in the US (8000 people) and the only one without a McDonalds (there is a McDs right up the road however) and it has a main street (maybe you saw the movie) and an open-to-the-public capitol building, a few… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Tell your spouse to not pass on the messages to you, that you don't want to hear this person's name mentioned as there is no point to it. Yep. You've done your part and now you and DH need to be a team and put a stop to this. He needs to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

https://twitter.com/treykerby/status/12259920434954240 [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Mods have devoted an extraordinary amount of time trying to help you understand how they do their jobs. Your inability to synthesize this and make a model you are comfortable with in your head, after all this time, is not reason enough to turn this… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

He isn't bothered but I'd like it to stop, it's as if she's triangulating to me. She is. She's a bad person. However, she can't do this without his assistance. You are in a relationship with him and he is the person you have an ability to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I still think that fuckwad doesn't deserve to have a goddam dog. I don't think you're wrong. I think there are a lot of hyperbolic answers that I give in my head with great glee but then don't post to the site. - Your party is going to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Scrappers. Around here (rural VT) you can often find regional-ish facebook groups where there is always someone in the "for sale" groups offering to take away anything that has metal in it. Other suggestions mirror what other people say but… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

From a MeFite who would prefer to remain anonymous:Hi, I'm a programmer at a trading firm. People at Goldman Sachs have told me that my trading firm is considered very good at what it does. What I've learned from the traders at my firm is that they… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Clear the sand out of your taint. Knock this shit off. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Maybe he'll do it per artificial insemination, like he did with the cows. I was 100% sure that's what the framing shot was of him carrying her into the barn (through that window), after we'd seen them doing the artificial insemination to… [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 months ago

She recently told me she wastes almost 20% of her (working) time fighting with her computer… This is a danger sign because it seems to indicate that your mom is not troubleshooting effectively. Which is fine, a lot of people don't and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

how does one get to the root of a compulsive habit thereby eliminating the need to replace it with something else? Or have scientists not figured out how to do this yet? No, doctors are pretty good with medicine and/or therapy that can… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Closest to your time period is Report of Committee on State Prison (text) which is a short report on San Quentin from 1857. There is also Report of the Special Committee on State Prison from 1855 (also quite short). If you're interested in… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Can you tell we are listening to this together? [more]
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Music comment - 2 months ago

You can alphabetize in place. It just takes a long time and is sort of a hassle. But basically the process is like this. - figure out where you're going to start - take the second album after the start location - figure out if it goes before or… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I am sorry, that sucks. I have been in this situation almost exactly (the weight gain, the "I thought we had PLANS") but it was also a long time ago. I hope the "Hey, over time this will drop into the background radiation of your… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago


You seem like you're doing all the right things. The only thing I'd add to that list is making sure you're keeping your environment humid. The dry air in the winter is one of the reasons people get more colds then, you become more susceptible. Here's… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I am a computer mentor lady and I work out of the local Adult Ed program which is at the local vocational high school. If you have one near you it might be worth seeing if they have classes but also seeing if there are people who teach there who… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Thank you for your service. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

We listened to them all last night and it was so happy-making. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Thought this was SO much better than the last time Kevin Hart hosted. He seemed more with it, more people got air time, show was much more even. Hart as James Brown was inspired and the rest of the stuff was at least funny (the singing castle one was… [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 months ago

No, it's not at all insane to rely on condoms. However, I'd mind what muddgirl said above and think about whether you need to absolutely not get pregnant [in which case use a back up method like the sponge or a diaphragm] or you need to not have a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Cyndi Lauper's She's So Unusual has seven singles (out of ten songs) and five of them are still-recognizeable and hit the top 100 and four of those were top ten. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Spelling the word correctly helps with the perception that you are taking it seriously. I know Matt's trying to take this seriously and I'm certain that dumb typos don't reflect hidden antipathies. This is just to talk about the general… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I used to drive over Killington to and from work in Rutland a few times a week and it is sort of crowded on the mountain but once you get off the mountain it's normal Vermont pretty-empty-in-the-winter places. If there is stuff going on, it's… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Orthogonality posted this as a stunt. It was deleted. Spawned a metatalk post. He also had a weird tendency to post odd I/P-ish threads right around Jewish holidays which was a thing I was never okay with and thought was more stunty than… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Now look what you've done, you made The Minotaur cry! [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The idea that "guys" is gender-neutral is not at all universally accepted. Exactly. I didn't want to be That Guy (er, lady) but there's actually a decent amount of linguistic research that seems to say that while it's totally… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

the difference between the national organizations is that the Girl Scouts are run badly by good people but the Boy Scouts are run well by bad ones. That has been the feeling that I have. The Girl Scouts have worked hard to put inclusivity… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

They're two overlapping things. Some roofs fill with snow. Some fill with ice. Some you only see the ice once you get the snow off. Both are heavy and can be hazardous. And oh god the snow monsters. You're asleep in your bed and all of the sudden… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

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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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

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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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

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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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

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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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

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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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

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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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

- 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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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

You and me both. That is why this podcast is so long. Because 100 is amazing. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

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