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Welcome auntie-matter. A good time to remind people about the Hey That's Me page on the wiki. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I am sure, based on past conversations, that she would feel that it was childish and weak not to be willing to argue this out for once and for all before downscaling the friendship. So what! You don't even like her that much! At some… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Am I wrong about not expecting grand romantic gestures? How do you know when someone really likes you? Nah, you're fine. I think that is part of the "good fit" aspect of a good relationship. That you feel like your partner is… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I need jessamyn's recipe I have emailed it to you. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

One of the things I like about living in a ruralish location is that there are a lot of neighborhood traditions that you can join in to. In my neighborhood we have the - New Year's Eve party that Forrest and Kelly do - Equinox Brunch that Larry… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I used to work for Google Answers! And I don't think the people from there went anywhere in specific. And I agree with ernielundquist it was basically a setup for entitled users/askers a lot of the time and, with very little oversight by the people… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I learned HALT here. It's surprising how often I am hangry. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

You get 500 characters. I said that I am a woman on the internet which seemed to help? Explaining that you are frequently confused with other people might help. Saying that people try to impersonate you might help. Saying that you are harassed might… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Sometimes it can be helpful to ask and then it's easier to follow up. Him: "I just want a normal American girl who doesn't play any games." You: "Would you like some advice at this point?" Him: yes or no or whatever In… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I don't have mania but I do have to pee all the time when I'm having anxiety attacks. It's become like a joke. Before I give a presentation I try to drink less water and still have to scoot to the bathroom right beforehand (and right after). I've… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Yes! We have semi-random gift exchanges (everyone hates Christmas but we often wind up having gotten each other something small that made us think of the other) and my sister's cats are notorious for giving the worst presents imaginable so everyone… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I've been changing up my eating habits lately in this direction, here is my list. These aren't one for one, but they're ways of subbing in better for worse. - iced tea instead of juice or soda - skim instead of real milk, soy milk if I want… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Nolo is good for double-checking this stuff. Basically it's about witnesses. They also talk about how to make your will "self proving" so witnesses don't have to be tracked down to verify signatures later. Most important thing, as you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The "go bag" equivalent for moving is a box/bag with a shower curtain & rings, toilet paper, lamp, extention cord, one set of eating-ware [fork, spoon, knife, plate cup], phone, soap, towel, trash bag or two, duct tape and a box… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I don't feel the need to see a psychiatrist because I believe my anger and resentment will die with my mom. It likely won't. I am in a slightly similar situation (sick mom, sister who gets along with her better, mom alternatively nasty… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

You might want to start with something like the American Academiy of Ophthalmology and look at their section on cataracts, especially cataract treatment. They are definitely no longer a "You're going blind!" sentence. They are treatable… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Anything involving a spreadsheet will die when someone takes over the project who doesn't do spreadsheets. If the stuff turns over frequently you'll be making a lot of work to photograph and catalog items that will be gone in a week. And unless you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I occasionally work at a local state community college and there are pipelines for exactly this sort of thing to happen. So it's not really that unusual esoecially if you are thinking CC - > BU and not CC - > Yale. The best way to make this… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I wrote a letter to the editor of my smalltown paper dropping the science on "bathroom predator" myths after we'd had a disheartening community meeting at the school where a lot of parents expressed "concerns" about the school… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Who cooked? How do you guys split food expenses, if at all? Do both spouses work at home or does one take lunch and one eats at home? Does "grownups" imply there are also child quesadillas? How do those get split up? I have strong… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

It is hard to imagine the calculation of risk where the convenience of eating handy food outweighs potential medical harm. Your life is clearly different from the lives of other people here. There are things on MeFi that I don't… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

jessamyn is Anastasia and nobody is sure if she's alive I am right here! TIL that eyebrow gel is a thing. But now I want to know what it does. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

imagine what he could do with that money if he only bought skins for his main-characters for example I have a partner with a grown son who is disabled and has similar issues. The first step will be determining if this is something he… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

There are also a few suburbs north that might be worth looking into buses for - Hudson and Maynard come to mind. Both have small downtowns and are fairly working-class. My sister lives one town over from Hudson and works in Maynard and I… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

it's hard for me to write off my own dad when part of me wants closure. I worked out a relationship with my dad that I'm okay with. It still gives me some degree of grief, but I'm good at doing a few things. - Accepting him without… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

When I give this sort of talk to librarians, I often include analogs into their world and try to express relative risks (i.e. "a stronger password is better than a weak one") and absolute risks ("you are safer buying something on… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Would it be weird to a single man to have a married woman ask to be your friend? I would fully disclose being married and not being interested in any kind of relationship beyond friendship. To me, it's a little weird but not that weird… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

classic4lyfe. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

It is statistically unusual, but not weird. Yep. I am another person who doesn't have one since I have no grounded outlets in my rental and almost no counter space. I do have a lot of other kitchen gadgets--electric kettle, toaster oven,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

When I think of people who are doing this sort of work, I think of researchers looking at things like facebook and doing semantic analysis, coding words. You might want to look into the concept of semantic differential. I get in the weeds after that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

To the best of my knowledge this is just someone using Archive.org as a barely-supervised place to secrete stuff. And this is said as someone who used to work there. Try emailing info@archive.org and they will let you know if there's something… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I'm insured but am I likely to be totally screwed if I don't have the right kind of coverage? I find this stuff pretty confusing. I don't live in a no-fault insurance state. Is this good or bad? I did something not unlike this over the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I'm also in your general cohort and I pay attention to heart health guidelines. Sounds like you're close to what they suggest but you might want to add one more walk in during the week. Some of it depends what your goals are: muscle tone and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

My dad had an astrophysics degree and was really into this sort of thing. I grew up in Central MA and one of the things I remember most strongly when I was a kid, even though we probably only did it once or twice, was laying out in the backyard… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

With kindness, training a dog out of behaviors that work for him in his forever home may be doing yourself a short-term favor while doing his owners a longer term non-favor. I concur with others that if the dog is getting exercise, there… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

We had a community meeting about how to deal with the Encroaching Awfulness and concrete things people can do. I have a hard time sitting in rooms talking with people about feelings so I offered to be the house manager who opened and closed the doors… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Seems like a lot of these school websites have copypasted policies and I'd be super curious to get to the bottom of this. You've probably already seen this site which sums up a lot of existing policies about cold weather play but just in case you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

A little outside the usual realm but The Turk by Tom Standage is about an early automaton. It's actually (SPOILER ALERT) not a computer but peopel thought it might be, and this was in the 1700s. I like this sort of book and in addition to Soul of a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

One of the things cop shops have been doing lately is providing spaces for people who buy/sell things on the internet to meet in a place that is decently safe. If I were the cops I might try to actually capitalize on this and use it as an outreach… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Speaking for libraries everywhere, I think this sounds lovely and I bet libraries would both like to see what your students came up with and/or being okay with giving some "This is the sort of problem we need to solve" UX feedback that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

To the best of my knowledge this is not possible from the iPad. The hack I would do if this were my problem would be to save versions of the EPUBs without images (probably using regexp which ... bleh) and then just toss them on my kindle for the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I have Fairpoint DSL in Vermont. You can buy it without a land line ("dry loop") if you don't need a land line and save some money. Are you sure that is as fast as it will get? VTel are good people. If you want to drop me a MeFi Mail and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I think it's important to operate from a place of good faith on AskMe and assume that the asker phrased the question in a specific way for a reason I agree with this in general, but disagree with it in specific only because we've seen in… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Do the shower/toilet pipes eventually connect? Is it actually my hair??? Yes, generally. You can see a diagram here. Depending on the age of your house, the age of the toilet and the age of the pipes this could be some coincidences or it… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

[very much suggest people end the Blacksonian derail (filling in today for vacationing mods)] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

There are technical blocks preventing more than one anonymous question a week. I know what they are. If you have a sock puppet account, that account can ask an anon question, unless things have changed since my time here. But yeah I am… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

> I see it as a woman's discovery of her freedom and independence. Sure, and just like Thelma and Louise, the only way to resolve that "problem" is to have her die at the end. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

If I move out she has threatened to not pay rent and leave me on the hook with the landlord. These are not the words of someone I would be doing any favors. I'd give her a good chunk of time to get a roommate and just make a clean break… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I think my first question would be whether this is a relationship dynamic or whether your wife has an anger problem generally. Like ... if she yells at you but no one else, that is a bad dynamic with the two of you. If she yells at everyone she has… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

We deal with this in the library world sometimes where our choice is to remove this but some library catalogs don't have this option but do allow customization. A few things that have been helpful. - have a "prefer not to answer"… [more]
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