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Do you know about Comics Empower? (click here if you want a link for sighted readers) This is their thing. I would start with them and, if they don't have what you are looking for, engage with them on Twitter and see if they have other resources. I… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Additionally, they only supplement rather than replace the existing work. I see it more like reading poetry in translation. Well-translated poetry will have adjustments made to the poems to really hit the spirit of what the poet was… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I know people who have gone both ways on this and the answer to any relationship question is usually "it depends on a lot of things" I am a Gen-Xer cishet woman and for me I usually know right off the bat if I'm interested in pursuing… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

It's difficult to imagine that coming to dominate the site so much as to be offputting. Not for me. And again, this is just one of those "reasonable people may disagree" things, but as an old-timer here, I have made my peace… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I think it's actually harder than you'd think to just fund more mods Funding an additional mod just so that there would be more coverage in PoliticalFilterOngoingAwfulness posts is also making a pretty strong statement about What MeFi… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

The equivalent of Republic for iPhones is Cricket. My partner uses them, they are fine. Here is their Bring Your Phone page. They have a $30 plan. A few questions: - Is it a 6 or a 6s? (the process for getting the IMEI varies) - Do you want to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Many AskMes center around things that are dubiously legal in various jurisdictions. I realize it's frustrating as someone who probably understands this particular issue more than it appears the OP does, but that doesn't mean it's appropriate to have… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

What does "Mutual Partner" mean? Seriously. If this is just a roommate your strategies will differ considerably than if this person is in some sort of a romantic relationship with you or your partner. I dislike this fighty… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

We have a room like this at my dad's house and we call it the Great Room. It is both big and pretty excellent. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I volunteer at a rescue. "New baby" is the 2nd most common reason for owner surrender. I was a kid who grew up with pets-as-family but I have also had friends who get much less attached to their pets when children come along. In… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Mine sort of go in groups Barely social: DG mainframe from home, dial-up BBSes, high school VAX College: I think I used talk? and you'd sort of finger people (hush!) and randomly send them email Grad school: rec.arts.bodyart and some LIS groups… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Seriously. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

If there is interest in a chat room dedicated specifically to politics, we can kick that around mod-side. I would love this so I could not be there. I fall much more along the "ignore the autocrat, don't ignore the autocracy"… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Coming here to also say getting a really good fitting bra is part of this process. I also benefited a lot from a standing desk. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

By virtue of the fact that you have a "mutual partner," you are pretty much in a relationship with this guy too. Agreed, if this person is part of your household and chosen family you may need something that is a little… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

the anarchists I know are intent on creating a just society that unites freedom and equality. They want to dissolve the concept and practice of hierarchy. And they despise Trump. Truth. One of the interesting things about practical… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

When I have questions about ISP type stuff I usually head over to DSL Reports. They have a pretty intensive user-generated FAQ for Comcast that has a lot of good information including actual connection speeds and general info. My take based on… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

My sister dated this guy for way longer than she should have. There was some sort of bizarre symbiosis where he would beg and plead to stay in the relationship and she would let him even though it wasn't really giving her what she wanted. There was… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Coming here to say Qwirkle and a similar simple classic card game, Set. I also really like Tsuro a pretty simple path board game and Dixit which is a neat "tell a story" game good for all ages but the cards themselves have (I believe) no… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Other people have addressed the legal aspects of what an HOA is. I am here to offer another perspective. I have friends who own a house in an HOA area. They have a person in their HOA who owns his house. He is a lawyer. He has ... refused to do some… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

MetaFilter: "just a quick thing" with my bees [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

My word. I'm listening to James Brown talking to a Boston audience the day after MLK was assassinated, talking about growing up as a shoeshining kid in Georgia. Fascinating. Their Fixit game to help with transcriptions is inspired. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

What is the problem with an answer that is polite and factually accurate? I think you may have confused polite with "not being a jerk" But really, it's fine that you made a non-jerk comment in the thread. I can also see why taz… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

From the OP:Good news! My visa is safely in my possession. I found an expedition service and they managed to take care of all the red tape in good time. Not only does this provide me peace of mind, but it gives me the weekend to travel out of the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

It also depresses me that so many people think marriage is a disposable thing that you shouldn't have to work at. Like many other things in AskMe, this is a problem with the world that AskMe only paints in stark relief where people have… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

TIL that a group of sandpipers is called a fling. We went walking by the water today and got hectored by a bunch of willets and went to go look them up when we got home and learned that. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Normally, sure, stay out of other people's discussions about politics. However, I see a few reasons why this might be your business 1. It might be sucking all the air out of the family FB group you have, that's your business 2. Your brother has… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I. Need. To. Relax.
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Ask MeFi post - 3 months ago

The Musical Instrument Museum is very cool - much more interesting than you might imagine. I have been. It's a little bit of a schlep but so so worth it. Lots of weird things to look at, listen to and PLAY. I also loved the Desert… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Last summer was a little overprogrammed (teaching, a road trip, a fun international wedding, several rounds of guests) so this summer is basically a big empty space on the calendar. School here wraps up in June and even though I only work at a school… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

what would the Platonic Ideal Library be? There's no good answer on that. There is an entire profession that revolves around this question and how to best answer it. It's fine if you don't know or haven't delved deeply into it, but this… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Librarian here: agreed leave all the words in and, if possible, include the scans. There are some good tips for other stuff at the National Archives Citizen Archivist website. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

The lack of Asian-American cast members (and hosts!) on SNL is really embarrassing. Exactly, my Netflix queue is full of a lot of great Asian-American stand ups killing it and I can't figure out why SNL can't hire... any of them (other… [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 months ago

washing dishes by hand uses thousands more gallons of water per year than using a dishwasher, BTW. Ha. I read this and was like "What?!" and did the math (actually read a lot about other people doing the math) and it's one of… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

yay for showing genital diversity. Yes. I just finished a book called Born Both: An Intersex Life by Hida Viloria which was a really interesting read. As people learn more about transgender identity (and particularly the general… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Yeah that is my read too. If your friend has stated the problem and the landlord hasn't fixed the problem and your friend doesn't want to get hacky with it, I'd just break the lease and move on. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I’m aware of the Nieman and Reynolds Journalism Institute fellowships, which might be something I’d (aspirationally) look at. Yes, and talk to Melody Kramer who did some great stuff with public radio. She's a big library fan and might… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Are you holding on to your water? If your salt intake is waaay too low or you use things that can work as diuretics (beer, caffeine), you may be taking in a lot of water but just peeing it out again. Anxiety or these things can cause you to pee more… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I'm not a lawyer. My sister has a medical condition that makes air conditioning necessary, so I understand this issue a little bit. Your friend needs to start taking steps to work to remedy this and you're not at the lawyer stage yet. First step:… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Likewise, nearly all the time. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

My feeling is that while the emotional labor concept is a useful construct for understanding the larger world, the only time it's super useful when in active conversation with someone is when you are talking with a partner or someone you have a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

executrixies That one I made up. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

dunno what happened but Remember back in the day when pb and mathowie would occasionally push out new changes to the site sometimes late at night sometimes right before a weekend when one or both of them was on vacation? Well I missed… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Like not loving my job means I can never do anything much more than acceptable. Do you love your life? Does your job help you live your life in a way that is in line with your personal (not professional) goals? That is also a very good… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Hey, mods, how about turning the "joined" field in the profile to a link to the Metafilter page for that day? That'd be swell! I love this idea. I made a MeFi post the week I joined. The day I made a post there were seven… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Bah this is the worst! I am so sorry, that is all so hard. When my father suddenly died at home about six years ago (after years of deteriorating health due to his alcoholism) I had what they like to call a "complicated grief." He had been… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

lace that matches the color of your dress. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I have a summer place where I have guests a lot, some of whom are good friends and some of whom are just sort of crashing at my place while they go to the beach. I also sometimes AirBnB my place. I don't think I am awesome at hosting but I do try to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

HEY! It's a team effort! Absolutely. I am hung up, however, on the night I showed up and none of my teammates did. Maybe before your time? I was too shy to walk right back out again so I just hung out and played, on my own. And at the… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Librarians are pitched to almost constantly. Nearly everything can be a "resource" for patrons. I don't say this not be discouraging but just so you know what you are working with here. I am a well-known librarian and I get an average of an… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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