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Have you read Ramez Naan's series: Nexus, Crux, Apex? They're chilling and very well thought out from a almost-here biofuture perspective. I've only read the first one but it was great. LOTS of creepy buildup. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

saucysault, if you see me at OLA please say hi. [more]
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IRL comment - 2 months ago

I said that I don’t feel sorry for not calling him back for three hours, because I feel that this is quite normal for me to be distracted like this, and quite normal in general. As long as I can explain why this happened and not just… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I am going! [more]
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IRL comment - 2 months ago

I was in Logan today because I was leaving the country (in Canada to give some talks on social justice and librarianship) so got to see what was up in the International Terminal. Lots of lawyers (today) and not a lot of other people. I brought them… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Your doctor sounds like they overreacted. That said, I agree with others who say that this story has a "grade my report card" feeling to it where you are working a little hard to justify the desired outcome that you are looking for… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I used to serve on my university library's fines appeals board. You work there, so they can't hold a lot over you. For people who were going to graduate, they cold hold up their diploma which could get ugly. If it were me and I were being tactical… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Seconding a few things that people have said. - I bought a TON of floss and put it everywhere in the house - I have a locker at the gym and my BEST toiletries are there to encourage me to shower there and not at home - I stack habits so that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

ricochet biscuit, not_on_display says to say hello! [more]
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IRL comment - 2 months ago

And still sort of is ... next Saturday! [more]
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IRL comment - 2 months ago

Do these have to be on the phone? Would it be possible to pre-screen some of this stuff in a non-personal way (email? website?) so that when you actually talk with people on the phone you knew they were "most of the way there" and then… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Oh right, I am 5' 2" which means most showers are hitting me directly in the face when I am in facing-showerhead mode. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

My sister is the person who has to deal with this in her workplace and has had to deal with it multiple times in multiple workplaces. These are not colostomy bag issues, these are intentional smearing of feces (and in some cases menstrual blood) in… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I guess they're called Laundry sorters? Mine is this one which also gives me a little counter space thingie too which is helpful in my small bedroom. You can just unclip the bags and take them to the laundromat/laundry which is useful for me. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

for those who are watching ahead and already know how it ends. Spoiler alert: everyone loses. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Here's MeFi's Own not_on_display rocking out on it. AAAAAAAAAAAAA [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

What? I have really long hair so there is some time doing both. - get in shower and face showerhead - face away from showerhead to get hair wet & wash hair - put on conditioner facing showerhead - wash most of self while facing… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

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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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I have some work to do today so I came to the library. On my way I went to the dump (transfer station) and I got a lovely text from ColdChef passing the love around and so I have been trying to do the same. The library has a huge BILL OF RIGHTS… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

even the closest parts of Vermont are still too far from Portland. It's not even that far, you just can't get there quickly because the big highways don't go that way. I'm a lifelong New Englander (except for a half decade in Seattle) and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Believe it or not, I will be in town. I will try to come to this. [more]
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IRL comment - 2 months ago

Sure. A lot of it depends on what you are working on. Sometimes what works for people is having a few closer together at first to figure out what needs doing and working on and then more spaced out visits interspersed with "homework" or… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I had a friend who got a little plastic syringe thing from her doc that allowed her to sort of flush the things out with more frequency. Sounds like what you could do with a waterpik but might be different and worth trying. I get frequent tonsil… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Bah! Yeah I am in town Monday through Sunday more or less and done working on Wednesday, so let's think about doing a thing. [more]
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IRL comment - 2 months ago

From the OP:My son and I chatted again yesterday and he was still feeling a bit down. I realized that it may have been my reaction that was causing it so I made sure to give him extra love, let him know I wasn't disappointed in him and that it was… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

This is me to a certain extent. I was never suicidal but I've had my moments. What helped me was getting some perspective on my parents' perspective. It wasn't so much that they de-legitimized my pain as they were just totally out of touch with it… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

So if I take the author's point, it's that the protest was functionally completely ineffective, but the United States Government was so badly shaken by the fact that huge numbers of its citizens disapproved strongly of its policies that it… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

You might also, as you work this out, consider a NAMI support group for getting support about your husband's own untreated mental illness. There are many good groups for family members of people with mental illnesses (my partner goes to one) and they… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Cecily Strong was... I'll say "not on fire". She is usually my favorite and seemed to be having an off day for whatever reason. I did not get the ending, so clearly this was a movie I had not seen. Aziz's monologue killed,… [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 months ago

Wow, really worth a full read through. I can’t support a movement that tells me I can’t be a friend to whomever I wish or that other people’s races require me to think about them in a certain way or be suspicious at their advancements. One… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Usually the place to start (and forgive me please if you are already all over this) is with the State Library system who can suggest people who are familiar with your area and the very unique issues with funding libraries which is state by state in… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

a man who garnered 46% of the vote? ... of the 55% of the voting age population. Which is 70% of the US population. I won't say his name. I don't actually feel that it's appropriate for me to suggest what other people do, this is a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Is there anything else that won't be mean or upsetting or give the wrong message? It might be more helpful if you framed this as them trying to make a connection, not forcing an unwanted task on you. So you can let them know that you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Partisans of Vilna about the Jewish resistance in the Vilnius ghetto. There is a very good book about this that came out somewhat recently called The Avengers by Rich Cohen. Noteworth because the author had a lot of access to the original… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

NYCStreetMedics@gmail.com is the email address you want. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

1. The rest of the Dan Brown books 2. The Magicians series (first one is best, they get worse, a little dumb romance though) 3. Justin Cronin's Passage (and sequel, first is good, second is semi-garbage) 4. Everything from this thread. Not garbage… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

How do you feel about heirloom jewelry? Sometimes you can pick up stuff with really classic designs for lower than new prices. Here's one example, there are others you can find from that website. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Obama was the first black president. He was elected on a platform of, among other things, hope. This was a hugely historic occasion and for many people, people of color especially but also anyone who had been supporting civil rights and the decades… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I wonder if there is a way to have a discussion website that is welcoming to women, trans people and people of color, and still feels welcoming to people on the right. I've always wondered about this issue and I feel like the answer is… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

You are definitely not going to use less energy by keeping the thermostat higher. This is one of those holy wars of how to deal with an empty house. If your house has running water, 40 is already a little dicey depending on how the plumbing is… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Not a direct answer to your question but when I was working with Open Library we were having discussions about this with Outernet who aspires to do something like this, toss it all on to a satellite. I don't know what ever happened with them, we… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

It's not quite "coverage" as much as just images but I like watching the National Mall in DC filling up. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

There's a speech pathology diagnostic tool called the Fisher-Logemann Test of Articulation which has sets of sentences that fit this description for the purpose of detecting speech abnormalities, but I can't find sample sentences with a quick search. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

This is an expansion of a quote frequently attributed to Gandhi but actually from union leader Nicholas Klein. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

"I don't know. Small?" Seriously. Guy forgets he's a doctor? There's some sort of thing writers like to do which is dedicate whole episodes to "Person with unidentifiable mental illness and brilliant mind toys with people… [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 months ago

I'd say it's more just that there's no need to show her removing both lenses for the viewer to infer that she's wearing contacts as part of her disguise. Efficiency in the editing. There's definitely a full on scene of her face where she… [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 months ago

No shame. Things happen. I might ask colleagues who I know would be sympathetic and/or useful if there would be a way to potentially arrange child care at the meeting (possibly a work colleague who could stay late in exchange for something nice… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago


Depending on how long it is, a series of screenshots would be the absolutely easiest way to do this, and then copy/paste the text into the ALT tags for accessibility. [more]
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