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feels like it has been the stock response to all complaints and suggestions about flagging for several years now. I think that's true but I also think it's accurate. If there's a future time when flagging is reevaluated, these things will… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I think partial inaccessibility is not a great standard for which posts should and shouldn't be allowed on the front page. Agreed. Many things are inaccessible to some people. I'm all for user-generated stuff that helps people end-run… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

[Mocking her with laughter is the absolute kindest thing I can think of. Just to be clear, that may be okay for your personal moral calculus, but on MetaFilter it's not. We don't play "look at these assholes" here, either… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I've taken some photos I like of these. Convertible mini anti-warning. This golf course warning. This very kind-to-rattlesnakes warning. Seriously, a cliff could fall on you warning. Another way you could die with a cliff. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Yes, apparently I still don't know how to do that thing in Excel despite the fact that someone graciously explained it to me a zillion years ago. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

How, musically, has hip-hop advanced in the twenty-five years since then? How is this piece under consideration musically advanced since? However just like the Feminism 101 threads, it's sort of useful to approach the topic as… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Fat has more calories than celery. Weight gain is basically math based on the fact that 3500 calories = 1 lb of weight with a little bit of hand-waviness based on what your basic metabolism is. - a pound of celery has basically 80 calories. - a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Sorry, here is a link that explains the science behind Vitamin D and what you need to pay attention to. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

That damned cult of tidy. Do you move a lot? Are you cramped for space? Do you have insects eating your pages? I look at a good bookshelf the same way I look at a good painting or a good t-shirt. It has utility, it reminds me of things, it's an… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

left with mathowie. It's not like he DIED! But yeah totally understand, I figured it was worth an ask. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Kind: Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) Created: August 29, 1995 It me! [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

You're allowed to go on vacations while on unemployment as long as you are fulfilling the requirements of whatever the unemployment stipulations are. When I was "downsized" from MetaFilter (which was sort of a choice on my pat but for… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

You have this handled, congrats. That said if you have a wisdom tooth that has already erupted, it's a seriously different story than a dentist trying to dig one out of your jaw. Which is not to say that things might not go sideways and it's better… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

It's a process, of course. I'm somewhere along the path and I think a lot of other people are too. Some people are uninterested in the path, think the path is foolish, or were on the path and then got off the path. Other people think the path is this… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I, too, am in this thread. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Is it possible to legally download digital copies to replace what I've already purchased? Not unless you bought them from somewhere that had the option of getting a digital copy for free with your purchase. As Candleman says while this is… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

If you have insurance there may be a 24/7 nurse line option on it where you can call someone and ask a professional "Do I need to go to the ER for this?" and they will give you professional advice. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Vitamin D seems to have helped with my supreme distaste for February. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The explanation I had heard was that these were brands building engagement. Those numbers "We get this amount of engagement with our tweets/facebooks/instagrams" can help direct dollars to marketing and social media marketing despite being… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Sixty hours is too much teaching. Break the two hours up into - Review of last $TOPIC (10 min) - Teaching short exercises, $TOPIC introduced, examples given (30-45 min) - Handout for practice where there are some normal and some tricky examples… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

It's really fine. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

If it were me to be honest I might go for something like this or this. No one will have it, size is right, says "fun". This one is cooler, maybe too small. If you want to go a little bigger and want something a bit more upscale this Vera… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Right-clicking to select "Open link in incognito window" (or whatever the equivalent is in your browser) is a basic internet skill. No it totally isn't. It's great if people want to show people ways around things like these… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Is there some other U.N. Owen I should know? Hmm, I don't see a page about her anywhere on the wiki. In short, she was a user who was around for a bit [and famous for creating the HURF DURF BUTTER EATER meme locally] who then "hit a bit… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

It can often feel a little like I'm trying to get by in a world that's decided the only goal is partnered love, and as someone who's simply not interested in that, I feel like I'm swimming against the tide. I feel like I'm sometimes considered… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I think it's kind of a shame. Then you should organize this off-site if you like the idea. I also agree with your general assertion, that I think it's worth putting up with a lot of crap if we do wind up helping people. The issue is… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I'm 38, unmarried, no kids, pretty happy. I got out of a long term relationship last year and spent a lot of time being less-than-happy not because I don't like being single but because I had, for a time, shifted my priorities into thinking that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

[Please make an effort to RTFA, I know it's more challenging than drive-by snark, but it helps make MetaFilter a better place.] [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Well, i probably would have grumbled a bit about that, but still.... But that's sort of the issue, really. Anything the mods do that triggers some sort of "poster notification" that is personal and not just a warning risks… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Forty was when I needed to do a few things - Start taking better care of myself and paying particular attention to stuff like sleep and stress and how much I was drinking/smoking. Getting better balances on all of those things was a big indicator… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

A little late in your time frame but I think you'd like Plague Land by S D Sykes. There is a lord of the manor but very little in the way of royalty. Another similar plague-riddled book is Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks. Again, late in the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Can you explain more about why specifically this is happening? Open windows don't in and of themselves cause floods, so there is some additional mechanism at work. Are pipes freezing? Are people not heating their apartments? Are there common areas… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Its definitely from the Sanborn company (Waltham is near Cambridge) and they made electrocardiographs among other things. Those people could probably definitively answer you question. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I wasn't sure if these places had to be free? I'm a big fan of Waterloo Park which has some big spaces but then eases off towards abandoned looking as you get to its ends. UT Austin Library had (still do? not sure) a great place where you could… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Somehow you escaped the co-dependent mess that everyone else in your family is stuck in. Good job! That said, it may be that you have your own anxieties and you are making them about this issue. This situation is something that will affect me… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

If you or anyone you know has AAA I think the next stop would be to get them to come out and take a look at it (not_on_display has it, fyi). It's possible that your battery is just waaaay dead (how old is it? can you check on the warranty thing?) and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

This may or may not be the direction she is leaning in but William "Upski" Wimsatt wrote a book (and sort of started a movement) called Resource Generation specifically directed towards young people who wind up with wealth and class… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'm concerned about losing my health insurance. You might want to look into what low options exist in your state (because this is a very state by state thing). In Vermont if I was not employed I could get seriously subsidized health care… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

My feeling is you have two rates: skilled and unskilled. You maintain a list of what goes on both of those lists (and you can fight about stuff like painting, but you have that fight once) and then it's just hour by hour. And this counts for… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I think that the initial posts DID have too much stuff above the fold, actually, but that the edited ones were too mystery meat. This is my feeling as well. I'm not sure what the solution to that is and I very much sympathize with the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Some of this will depend a lot on where you are. I live in a rural area, and have a nice relationship but with someone who is far away so I like to aim for connectedness in my day to day life also. Some things I do - attend community… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I live about 20 min south of Montpelier in a town that is too small for you. The big difference between Montpelier and Burlington is the size and the fact that MontP is the capitol so there is just a lot of government stuff going on there all the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Yeah there are a surprising number of people who make posts and ... vanish. Like you email them back (and it's always email not MeMail so that whichever mod is on duty can respond) and hear from them ten hours later or something. This happened with… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Maine: Acadia National Park Alaska: Alaska Marine Highway Ferry up from Bellingham North Dakota: maybe start here? [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

In my experience, those who find it easy to control their farts are confident that everyone has the same ability, and ascribe any evidence to the contrary to rudeness, laziness, lack of training, or weak character. Seriously. I am one of… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago


I liked this. I left a comment over there. It's all about the slow "death by a thousand default settings" that the average user has to endure to interact with this miracle appliance-like network. Curious to see how this continues to play… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

At least Jon Rudnitsky finally showed why Jon Rudnitsky is in the cast. Seriously! We liked this episode, but we like Larry David (for the most part and I thought his monologue was mercifully short) and if you didn't, this might have been… [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 months ago

The Five Love Languages isn't really a thing that is good for relationships in and of itself but it can be a good shorthand for the fact that different people give and show emotions in differing ways and if your goal is communication and harmony (not… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

From a MeFite who would prefer to remain anonymous:My wife is ugly. She knows it and I know it, but we've never talked about it. It's that hard. Until I met her, fell in love with her, and married her, I never really understood what a burden… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

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