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it made me feel like an asshole, like I was pestering him, and I didn’t like feeling that way. Seems like you and this guy were on different trajectories and that's totally fine. However it seems like he was friendly with you (despite… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Strip the watermark, rehost them, redistribute them, and stick two fingers up to the Google Terms of Service. The public domain means something. The Internet Archive does host a fair number of the PD Google books (with the… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

By MeFi's own waxpancake, eh? Wish I'd known. Good piece, waxpancake! Thanks for posting that, metaquarry! Yeah Andy's article was great and I found myself sending him links "And over HERE is where Google did THIS and said THAT and… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Worldcat! You may not be missing anything. Worldcat is a huge records accumulator but they only display availability information, if this is the same as it used to be, for member libraries. My hunch is that when a library ceases to be part of… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Did you grow up in a place without flouridated water? I did and my teeth are cavity-prone. My sister, however, grew up with me and has very few cavities. Also dental technology has improved over the past decade so that dentists can see mini-cavities… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I met the salmon lasagna lady (or the roommate who asked the question) and we had a grand time talking about that whole thread again. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

You are welcome to get straight up quant on this if you want, I'll propose a napkin-math methodology I have a simpler one 1. Take the posts from two days of MetaFilter 2. MeMail the posters and ask 1) "Do you read Reddit?"… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I thought that was how we dealt with Little Green Footballs, almost before my time. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago


I used to live half time in Seattle and half time elsewhere. I would have my insurance company take the insurance off the car for the time I was not in Seattle. Now, I also did not DRIVE the car and had it parked in a friend's driveway, but I also… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

We have always been On Notice. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Maybe the signing bonus should compensate me for taking that risk. Ha. No. That is not what it is for. You know that is not what it is for. paying over $4,000 above the amount I received just to quit my job also wouldn't be fair… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Do you folks regularly invite people your home to people with whom you were acquainted 10 years ago but don't particularly like? Do you leave the door unlocked in case any strangers need a place to crash? I do, but I am aware this is not… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

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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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I actually would like to encourage more Askers to follow up with updates on how things turned out no matter what the question was about. We've sometimes had wrap-up MeTa posts encouraging people to do that. Explaining how the resolved… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Let me know if this might be a possibility! I would likely send an email exactly like the one your wife's "friend" sent. In my universe, it's literally asking "hey is it okay if I stay with you?" and I assume that the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

It's more like MomFilter: "hey honey, I thought you might want to see this funny thing!!" You've helped me put my finger on exactly why those things drive me batshit. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

You're the man now dog, own it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

There's probably a combination of things that will help this situation 1. Managing expectations: I agree with other people that having lower-key meals be the expectations early on will help. Maybe use easy meats like ground hamburger or having… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'm not sure how obscure Waking Ned Devine is, but it's wonderful. Coming here to say exactly that. On preview: yup. I think Super Troopers is really funny but it may be an acquired taste and/or local humor. I liked Butter which has a lot… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I keep a notecard my the computer for when I'm actually working and think of something offline that I'd like to do but can't at the moment. This drives my offline time. Here are some things on that list. Some of them have online components, but… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I feel like I have died and am in MetaTalk heaven. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

You know about FanFare, right? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

ಠ_ಠ [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

[Folks, turning this into a discussion of Adam Lanza is probably not what anyone wants to do, so I'd suggest not doing it. Please let's have a thread where we can discuss gun issues without total horribleness?] [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Or maybe this isn't normal and is a result of being around early to mid twenties queer London-based anarchist art school type people who all seem to know each other Quite possibly. I hung around a very similar scene (LGBT-friendly,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

She also analogized it to the desire to have an affair -- i.e. escaping from the hard work of a particular relationship by starting a new one -- which frankly I was insulted by Personally, I think you should be. The goal of therapy is not… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I outlined my home office setup on UsesThis a while ago (here's pb). I also have a fruity chair that is totally 100% worth it. I have a standing desk also that is a lot more low key, it's just some sort of discard from the local school system, but… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Montshire Museum is really the place to go nearby here (I am at Exit 4 off of route 89). I'm also fond of VINS though it's a little off the beaten path. The ECHO Aquarium/Science Center is towards the end of your trip but is really kid friendly and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

- Toss in an extra dollar for the tip if people are nickle and diming about it. - Reshelve your own books at the library if you know where they go. - Carry smaller bills (yes aligned the same way) so you can more easily pay exact change or close… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Grocery stores won't usually deliver but you can probably put up an ad on Craigslist or MeFi Jobs (if she's in a large area) where you can offer someone $15 to get something really nice from the grocery store and deliver it. I do this often and it… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

And another one... "Years after a bad breakup where I was told I was unlovable, and carrying that for years… Only recently (in the last month) realizing that having a loving relationship that later ends is not a shameful thing. That while there… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

But boy, to me, what comes to mind is jessamyn's comment that part of rape culture is having to talk about rape all the time. I feel strongly enough about this that it's one of the reason I'm happy I don't work here anymore. I also… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

The Schilling thing is interesting to me as a great example of "Thing that people understand in one context gets exposed to a broader context and then discussion gets muddy because people can't agree on conversational priorities" Note: I… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

our guests owe us the rent for their last month. My understanding of AirBnB (as a host and a traveler) is 1. They are the intermediary between you and the guest, period. If you have issues, you need to take it up with AirBnB and not… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

There are two AskMe threads that I think are good intros to this topic - Cutting Costs without Feeling the Pinch - What Else Can I Stop Doing Both of these have a lot of people giving advice from the practical "quit paying for cable and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I liked Memento Park when I was in Budapest. It was a slightly different place then but it's still a short public bus ride outside of town. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

It's interesting so far, I wonder if it becomes public in some way soon. What does this even mean? I'm really hoping retired mathowie becomes cryptic and speaks in fables all the time. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

[any answers with "fuck you" in them are deleted by a robot. I am here to tell you this. Please try harder so the robot works less. Thank you.] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

You can make all the airplanes that won at the Great International Paper Airplane Contest using this construction kit. If you have time I can strongly suggest the longer book. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Since the Blue post got deleted, could anyone please explain how Slack differs from other group chat apps like Campfire? This is not, at all, the place for that discussion. Maybe try AskMe? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

That's struggle, pain, anxiety and difficulty. Grad school can be tough, but get some fucking perspective, dude, or drop the hell out. I've mentioned this before, but one of the things that has helped me not bitch people out here on… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Well I was trying to filter it through a cortex-lens, like... 1. it's important enough to interrupt me on vacation 2. it's news that can't be delivered over email but CAN be delivered over chat 3. it's weird/not-bad (according to cortex) which I… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Assuming she has always been a Citibank customer and this is not the result of a bungled merge (and does not share the box with anyone else) there is a really short list of things that could have happened. The Office of the Comptroller of US… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I have a prescription for 25mg of Zoloft (which would be increased, obviously) and I'm probably going to fill it this week. I'm not at all uncomfortable with meds, I'm just worried that maybe my anxiety "isn't bad enough". Maybe I'm… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I fixed it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Cortex is 12 inches high, right? Yes, and he plays the piano. The genie didn't hear me right. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I think if it were me I'd go the kill-with-kindness approach and say something like "Hi, The Meetup website will let you know if there are going to be more than 3-4 expected (send link). I totally understand why you might want to wait for… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Our relationship is suffering, though, mostly because I rarely get to see him sober anymore. Yep, that's bullshit. As someone who grew up with an alcoholic parent and spent a lot of my early 20s and 30s guessing at how normal people deal… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Then "people" should use a different word. And if someone tells you their feelings are hurt, you should maybe consider not telling them they're wrong for how they feel. Which was probably not your intent but very much how your comment comes… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

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