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I am not an abuse survivor, but I opt out of the scanners for other personal reasons, and thus I have voluntarily had the pat-down routine done dozens of times. This is exactly me. I am not suggesting that this is the right path for you,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

She'll probably do an intake interview which means it will be more of her talking and asking questions about why you're in therapy, what has been going on lately, that sort of thing. Think about why you're going and how you'd explain that to someone… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Am I not allowed in intersectional spaces? I think everyone here thinks you are, and should be, and are trying to figure out why the Chicago Dyke March seemingly felt otherwise. Though it is, admittedly, very difficult to be both… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Yeah I found the articles I read somewhat unhelpful by using Zionist as the descriptive term outlining the problem for specifically that reason. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Bernie and Jane Sanders under FBI investigation. This is actually an ongoing Vermont-y thing and the fact that it's becoming a thing now rather than before the election is actually probably the way this stuff should go. Though I love the… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson in the TV series Elementary. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Kid was made for... Greg Bear's Darwin's Radio and sequel. Maybe Blood Music also? WWW Trilogy - don't let the dopey title fool you Silo Series (aka Wool &c.) Lexicon and Brilliance and almost every book listed in this thread (aka… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Coming here to talk about the file cabinet! Some of this depends on what you like. Going into the capital city is always a great day trip and it's a lot closer to Stowe than Burlington is. There's a nice little hike right up behind the Capitol… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I freelance, so this is a struggle for me. However I am also fairly organized and tidy so it's mostly ok. I also do not have to include other people most of the time so ymmv. I have a few guiding principles - I have a big "year at a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The other thing I forgot about until I just did it. When I have something that needs to happen "In a few hours" but maybe isn't calendarable for various reasons, like a thing I need to do at the computer but I am not there, or a thing that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

[Let's just maybe move on from the "strict definition of genocide" conversation as asked-and-answered? Thanks.] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

This basically was my reality for a while and I had to do a few things including cutting out travel somewhat. Here are my guidelines that have helped 1. Try to count calories anyhow and make your best guesses. Even if there's no exact equivalent… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

[folks, maybe wrap up the fun vs. enrichment debate, take it to MeMail or bring it back to the video subject in some way?] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

If anarchists are unhappy with RR… who cares. The great thing about Anarchism is that it's pretty easy to say that Anarchist News's views don't represent all of us. I think VT at least serves as a counterexample, showing that… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I hope I get my first choice classes, which include rifle and archery. They have them around here too. I took one in MA two years ago and got to do archery (taught by a woman) and it was GREAT. Learning a bunch of outdoor skills… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

What started this for me was having a conversation with my friend who grew up in Toronto and has always lived in cities. I told her I hadn't been on a jet airplane before I was 12. This surprised her. On the other hand I grew up near a small airport,… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Yeah occasionally I see great commentary via Twitter. More often I see signposts to other great content, usually a single link. I would always prefer to have a link from MeFi to that single link but I never mind also reading the tweet since 140… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Exactly, I am quite happy in my post-MetaFilter lifestyle but also just as happy to hop in and help. And frimble gave me a special "temp" tag! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

This is a product of theirs which I think they also call "Broadband for resale" meaning you buy it from them but you act as the ISP and you can resell it to others. They explain lower on that page CLECs may continue to order and purchase… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

[Hey folks, it's an interesting article but we've already got one thread discussing general feelings about gun ownership in the US so maybe don't make this a general "My gun feelings let me show them to you" thread if you'd like this to… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Is there a special section on Tim Burton? Oh god Frankenweenie was really really a mistake for old cries-at-cat-food-commercials me. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 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 - 3 months ago

[Few comments removed. Folks, please, there are other places to go if you are feeling hopeless and desperate.] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I'll DM you the local librarians name if you don't have it. There may be a way to start a "book club" at the local library (which I know for a fact has many great ally librarians in the YA/kid section) which can become an informal hang out… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Breville. I have it too. I make things ranging from chicken to small baking to pizza to root veggies in mine. And it's good for a range of reheating as well. The buttons and the interface are good. Easy to clean. Sort of gets hot on the outside which… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Your question is somewhat oddly worded. A thing that is worth knowing about this whole business (which people have given you great advice about already) is that the bank doesn't really know you've died. That is, when my father died we had access to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

[sorry for the staggered deletions folks, feel free to post again but be careful about the suicide talk?] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Toss all the beach clothes into a soaking bucket before they go in the washing machine to get a lot of the sand out of it (alternately: hose 'em down and just soak and line dry most stuff don't even wash it) and wear stuff at the beach that is more… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

When you are seeing ads that are related to things you've been doing online, where are you seeing them? I see them when I turn Ad Blockers off. For example, I was looking at a roller bag on eBags. Decided not to buy it but did click… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

When my SO got diagnosed with pre-diabetes, in addition to the American Diabetes Association website, he was also referred to a regular Diabetes Nutrition Class that was sponsored by his local healthcare provider. He found the information there was… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

And, as a past MetaFilter mod, I know we have been pretty rigid about not deleting past comments but realistically we occasionally would for various reasons, So as much as it feels like the "right" thing to do to just adhere to policies or… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

First question I'd be asking is "Do you have a policy?" If not, this is a good point to make one. And yeah this is tricky since there was a follow-up comment on the "potentially damaging" comment he made. I agree that it matters… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

This is me! Sort of! I mean I have a constant little record player of crappy shit running through my head at all times when I am not sleeping. Literally all the time. When I am napping with my sweetheart and I am the happiest I am in the world? Yes… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

The big missing piece from this is why you want to quit? I am an anxious person and I want to leave EVERY job after a few weeks, always. This is not to minimize your feelings on the subject but I think people could give you some more helpful advice… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

perhaps my perceptions are a bit skewed. Indeed. We have one IHOP and two interstates in my entire state. I know exactly where the first Waffle House is on the trip x-country and I always stop at it. I feel like libraries should get on… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I am both a slob and a nitpicky order freak. I developed ways to sort of overlook some of the slob aspects to maintain my self-image and have lately been working on, as you say, tightening the whole thing up. A few things that were helpful - some… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I usually try to make it topical (to answer the unstated question "Why are you getting in touch with me now?") and friendly along the lines of what Etrigan said above. Examples.... "Hey Mark, what's going on? I found a bookmark in a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

It's very rare. That said, if you want to make sure the temps in the center are where you want them to be you can do a few things - boil first and then grill to charred on the outside (bratwurst style) - slice in two for final grilling - much… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

"We had a miscommunication because of our different views on what fencing is. Let's sit down and draw up a plan and then you can have the plants and we can ll be on the same page." You probably need to set some boundaries with your… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I want to tell him in a way that's not going to trigger too much depression though. Ideas? It sounds cold but his depression triggers are not your problem. You should be as kind as you can be without doing even more work to get… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Count them by hand, and you can trust the results. I do that. For my town. It's super hard (I mean, the counting is easy but making sure it's all accurate is very exacting and I'm only counting a few thousand along with maybe ten other… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Final update from the OP:Better late than never, I hope... I got the job! As I had hoped after reading this thread, I was able to center the negotiation on what the new job should pay rather than what I was earning. I ended up at $90K, but I'm OK… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

You guys are the best and hooray to you. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

People shouldn't be "punished" for their developmental disabilities, right? Right! But what if people with developmental disabilities feel like they are being punished when in fact they are dealing with the consequences of… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

If it is Gmail, there isn't any reason to really use folders as the search system is great. I use them and just think of them as tags which is more like how they are. Keep in mind that in most of academia people use email poorly so a lot… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

One interesting question is whether you're being asked to supply as much as, to be blunt, you are demanding. Yeah I mean some relationships are just a lot more... open to requests than others. I'm in an "ask for a lot; give a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I am from Vermont. If it's still sealed it's like it's just been on the shelf this whole time. They might not take it back for reasons people mention above. If this were me, I'd just regift it. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

[friendly note: please read the entire question before answering, thanks.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Renting is throwing money away unnecessarily This is highly variable. If you're not 100% sure you want to put down roots, the best rental situation can save you a LOT of money in terms of home repairs, utility bills and peace of mind. If… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I forgot two more long Twitter things that give me the giggles 1. they're good dogs Brent 2. The Person Who Discovered Sharks [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

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