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I sort of have to concur with this. I didn't give this whole thing a close read, but I find this vaguely embarassing. [more]
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I think Frank was being really presumptuous in trying to set up a "summit" between you and Jill. Who DOES that? I was in a similar situation but it was with my (current) partner and his ex, his son's mom, who wanted to... [more]
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I discussed these things with the explicit understanding that my privacy was paramount, that these discussions were absolutely confidential. Combining this with the information that they are in an open relationship... There are a lot of... [more]
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The Oxford Guide to Library Research by Thomas Mann is one of the most essential books for learning how to formulate a research question and then go about answering it.... [more]
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The former Jessamyn Bagley? Oh we're in (occasional) touch. I have a directory of Jessamyns and there is (of course) a facebook group. [more]
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I have no idea how I got here. That's pretty much me. Maybe jjg or rebeccablood pointed it out on their blogs? According to my blog it looks like I was looking for information on MP3s and Napster and found a thread on MeFi which may... [more]
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My answer is always SAFFRON. Much less expensive over there and so great to cook with when scarcity isn't so much of an issue. Otherwise, "I like snack food from other places, thanks so much for offering" is an open-ended way of answering... [more]
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What kind of anarchist doesn't want to break down patriarchy? A rubbish one. Frowner's experience was exactly mine and why I drifted further apart from the on-the-ground anarchist actions in Seattle post-WTO. A few charismatic... [more]
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I have had mixed luck with USPS generally but good luck with their support people staying on top of things if you stay on top of them. That is, I think you should give them time to open the case and give you a real-world estimate of your chances... [more]
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What would you do in my shoes? I'd be pretty direct and say "Look I've been reading that you are a little concerned about your finances. I'm happy to have you stay with me but I can not support you during this time. I'm happy to... [more]
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I'll always have greasemonkey! [more]
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"What is frission?" I don't know, but reddit describes frisson as "that hit me right in the feels" and I think that is about right....... [more]
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I can't see him as anything other than that guy in The Wire. [more]
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Something like 25% of the daily member visitors have given money when the industry average for paid optional options is about 5%. Excellent, this is terrific news....... [more]
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I find describing people as "non-Jews" creepy I felt that way about cisgendered but I got over it. But then again I view the world as librarians and non-librarians so there is no accounting for taste....... [more]
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I went to see this move in 3D because it was the movie that was playing at the town movie theater and a bunch of friends were going. Hadn't thought much about it and have a general distaste for Disney movies generally. Was surprised and interested in... [more]
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Although her consistent deletion of posts that didn't match her political views were silly. Links or it didn't happen. [more]
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And in the real world: the library. My favorite thing to do, when i'm in particularly "fuck capitalism" mood is to see if I can make the argument that the public library actually exists to serve some sort of... [more]
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So now that we're done with criticizing me, can we please discuss how problematic that use of language is? Thanks. It's important that we point out the ways in which things are going to need to be adjusted at Future MeFi and that is... [more]
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Often this is true This is an MRA talking point that seems like it should be true-ish but is not actually true, or rather there is a lot more nuance than these talking points usually include. A few cites - Gender Bias Study of the... [more]
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The final scene, is Sherlock high? That was my question, he sure was blinking a lot. I like Sherlock (the show) also but it's stronger at he beginning and weaker towards the end when Watson gets married and the energy between... [more]
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OH MY GOD JESSAMYN IT'S WEIRD NOT TO HAVE BEEN TALKING TO YOU DURING THAT, WHAT IS THIS STRANGE NEW WORLD It was weird to see there just be a MeTa thread here that I hadn't first read in email. And I have a small frisson of "wheee not... [more]
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If a male intern went down on a hot female president, he'd wouldn't have gotten shamed. Of course not, she would have. [more]
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Am I right to feel upset or am I the one who's being unreasonable? Both? Like, on the one hand, dropping a raisin is a thing that may sometimes happens and if it's that huge a deal there needs to be more raisin-protection in place (like... [more]
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I knew it! [more]
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Jessamyn, have you (specifically) ever banned me? Twice! Just little bans though, really..... I'm not sure I've said enough good things about gnfti and LobsterMitten here. It may not be well-known but gnfti besides being a... [more]
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I feel like I ban everyone when I go to sleep and unban them when I wake up again. Is this solipsistic? [more]
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I think this is a good idea mostly because I know how the back end works and I implicitly trust that it's not going to quash dissent in any noticeable way. What I think it will do is temper the "OMG I am so pissed and I just need to post an... [more]
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Often such evangelism is enough to turn me personally off what could be a great book. This is a variant of "You're not trying hard enough to win me over" and can be lumped with other similar sentiments. The less MeTa becomes... [more]
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The typical angry white male Fox News viewer might be more amenable to really owning up to our collective past, uncomfortable though he may find it, if he didn't feel we were also reaching a hand into his pocket at the same time. I feel... [more]
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In the past, my recollection is that mods approved anything that was basically supposed to be in MeTa. There would be posts that looked more like "questions for the mods" (single bug reports) or posts that were misplaced (should have... [more]
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Bad Science's Ben Goldacre has his own site too. I'm not sure if there is other original content, but he's an interesting guy and I'm sure he points to other people doing similar things.... [more]
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Right now our mod team has 3 people to man 168 hours a week's worth of work. Matt's modding too I think, so it's more like four people.... [more]
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I'm convinced people find me to be a stare-y weirdo. I think a lot of people don't do the multi-track "Think about the thing you're doing right when you're doing it" which can get into a bit of a feedback loop that can get... [more]
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What is it? Is your googling finger broken? - The Legal Line between Porn and Prostitution on Sexwork.com - Why is it legal to pay someone for sex on camera? from Slate - ELI5: Why is the filming and distribution of pornography legal,... [more]
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I have assembled my list. I was slackerly and may have included things that were already here, but my hardandfast rule was under ten favorites.... - every time I get a little crabby with hal_c_on, I go back and read this sweet comment. -.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

[Don't turn this into a narrowband argument about weight/health. You're better than that. Thank you.] [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

This would be great put up on the wiki someplace. There are lots of reading lists there. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

That is straight up prostitution. No, it's not. The whole deal is that it's legal to be a porn actress in many places where it is illegal to be a prostitute. This may be one of those things that people may disagree on whether it... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

[please focus on helping the OP solve their problem and not calling out other users? thanks.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I have to pay by the minute for my connection... that still exists?!?! Um, a little OT but I live in Vermont USA and until last year I was paying by the minute for Internet access and many people in Vermont still do, FWIW. Here's how... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

As someone who is a veteran of Google Answers... I have some advice. ++If you charge, let it be nominal and unless you want to moderate AMF forever, let it just be the up front "ask a question" charge and not have some sort of..... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

jessamyn do you get to write yourself out of the FAQ? Did it already. Let me know if there's any straggling stuff you notice. [more]
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I do really like mail. If people want to send me a postcard, I would enjoy that. PO Box 345, Randolph VT 05060. [more]
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wait, WHAT? [more]
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Well they have different numbers of letters too. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Legally, you owe her nothing assuming there was no sketchy wording in the settlement that she's calling to bear on this. It seems like she's really trying to open up a discussion here and not just trying to hassle or guilt you about this. I think if... [more]
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[MOVE ON, I am flagging this.] [more]
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It's a print of this Calder lithograph. [more]
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