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I'm not sure if the discussions you've had with your SO have included the kids part of the equation or if this is what you mean when you say that you have "probably changed your mind." In any case, I'd like to offer a cautionary tale. I had... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'd rather posts like the ASU one could wait until there was more substance This is my feeling. And I'm one of those angry-all-the-time people about these sorts of things but MetaFilter posts go better when there's something to discuss... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

John Wesley’s Rule Did you know that today is his birthday? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Also I just discovered we have the same haircut! The shorter one or the longer one? The shorter one grew into the longer one and I love the length my hair is now but since it's just a grown out other haircut I have no idea how to explain... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

What's an example of a site that you like, ZeroAmbition? [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'll mention this on the podcast next week also which may help amplify signal a bit. Maybe one of the mods could sidebar it? [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

not saying this is jessamyn's fault Of course not. But these things do require moderators basically "riding herd" on them to keep them from becoming out of control shitstorms a lot of the time. The work is unfun and unrewarding... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Sounds like you have a good grip on what the problems are. Many of these things individually (work, pregnancy sleep) would make me irritable so you have the trifecta and that sounds annoying. It seems like many of these things are short-term so right... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

What if the Simpsons existed in the 90s? Yes! Because, um, they did exist in the 90s. So the whole thing is creating a lot of weird sort-of-nostalgia but with very sincere intent (I think? I don't get a "Fuck you this is ironic"... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The trick with inappropriate questioners is not to let them get you flustered; you do this by continually putting the ball back in their court. "I'm sorry?" This is what works for me. I'm watching what I eat (not in a diet way... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

if there are other good templates out there that aren't quite so much the same looking I'd be very curious to hear about them. I've actually been spending some time clicking around the Creative Market where a lot of people have low-cost... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

This is an explanantion about Semont and Eppley and Brandt-Daroff maneuvers. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

There's some neat short accessible stuff about Lewis Caroll. I felt like I read about this first in something Hofstadter wrote but this little blurb is also nice. I also like this bit about his poem Jabberwocky. According to Chesterton and Green... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

You need to be very strong to break someone's neck this way and it only works because you immobilize the body and swiftly rotate the head with a lot of force while the body remains in one place. And even then you'd have to get it to snap in the right... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

And at some level, we encourage everyone why wants to, to post. That is what the site is for. If some people are, after that encouragement, still not posting, it's worth looking into that and trying to see if there are other ways to be encouraging.... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I think he's surreal if you think Robert Frost and Walt Whitman define poetry; I thought it was an odd adjective for the NY Times to pick as well. Compared to real surrealists he's very sense-making and he has some of the Frostlike pastoral in his... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

one of the best explanations I've seen Agreed. "this hipster ironic Vice Magazine thing of deliberately acting racist as a way to show that we're not racist, because we think we need to prove to everyone that being past racism means... [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Mine was a super weird thing. I've always done the list making and the calendaring and whatever and I'm pretty efficent. But the thing that really took me the rest of the way (especially about a lot of small stakes stuff like household things,... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

From the OP:Thanks everyone for your comments. It seems as though I've got two options - 1) make food less a part of our interaction, or 2) pick a fight about food choices. I don't like either! There are a few restaurant options that we can... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'm still seriously considering Michigan if it has a stronger program. It is a much stronger program. And I'm usually one of those people who is like "Whatever, live where you want" but UM is one of the best programs in the... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I asked the person who emailed me before if they'd mind sending a post via me. This is their reply, NOT MINE. Well, the anon poster never contacted me, but apparently other people want to hear what I have to say, so I'll post via jessamyn (thanks... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Absolutely! [more]
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IRL comment - 2 months ago

Web addesses/twitter for local businesses and civic groups for people who like that. Coupons are fun. Answers to simple questions like - how to get a library card - how to register to vote - school info/dates for families - parks/rec... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I love that damned game and am sorry I can not make it to this. [more]
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IRL comment - 2 months ago

OK: game day at my (summer) place in Southern MA. IRL Is here. [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

ended by telling me that if I ever contacted him again he would be reporting me to the mods for harassment Also, don't worry about this stuff. Speaking as a past-mod, we're pretty canny about jerkish users "reporting"... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Any speculations (or insider knowledge) This was sort of what Matt talked about at his SXSW talk this year. I mean, obviously the mods and what we do is only a part of why things go well here. But it's worth understanding a bit about what... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

so it's fine to drop it. Dropping it starts by dropping it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

"Block and ignore" is a way to deal with that, but it means that the next woman who sticks her head over the parapet in that guy's eyeline is probably going to get the same treatment. I guess there's no perfect solution there - it's the... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

"John's folks were able to help us out, which was so kind of them" This is exactly the tack I would take. Actually, when I bought my first house my dad was able to help me out (in a complicated sort of mercenary arrangement that... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Thank you, Jess. Thanks a lot. Me? I'd love to have people over for board games down on the South Coast. I'll see if I can swing it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

nasreddin, did you have an anwer to the OPs question? If you want to MeMail me to fight about the co-optation of radical politics and my family's part in it, feel free. Not everyone can live their life like I can and not everyone can live their life... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I am assuming you are in the US since you mention 1099s. I do a lot of contract work and have for decades. For something small like this as long as you have a clear idea of how taxes work, you don't have to do anything weird to get this going and... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

If you need a one-pager with a store, maybe you need to toss your back-end items on something like Shopify and then choose a front-end template from someone like this? I was in this same boat (minus the store) and was able to put together a... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I don't want to be all "Now we must talk about food!" but I have a black and white cookie story that is also a MeFi story. I posted a thing in AskMe about teaching people how to use computers. A nice MeFite from NYC sent me a MeMail... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

"How it got into Devil's Tower we'll never kn^H^H" Oh wait, it's right here. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

> If you're already kinda sorta wondering if you should disengage, you should. This is what I would say. This is clearly a grey area as evidenced by the differing responses you are getting, but I am also a "least harm" person and if... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

It's annoying to me, because he'll do it on a weekend, and instead of us doing something fun together, he's laid up in bed sleeping all day. This has nothing to do, really, with marijuana and everything to do with the fact that your... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'm all for discussing this as a larger site issue and dropping my thread as a discussion topic. Or maybe this problem as been discussed before ad nauseum and people just aren't interested? Then WALK AWAY, please, from the discussion of... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I would believe everyone lived forever if not for these posts. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I live in Randolph VT and the speeds I can get max out at 7MB for DSL and I have no idea what my cable options are. I live on a main highway but in a small county. The main problem with satellite internet is latency. Not really,... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Why are you protesting my observation? Because saying that something "skews radfem" when it's just not a terrible sexist cesspit like the rest of the internet is a hyperbolic misstatement. And it's the type of hyperbolic... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Metafilter skews liberal, radfem, very white, wealthy, gay, trans* Have you ever read any actual radfem sites? MeFi is not that. People are welcome to tilt at whatever windmills they want to but just because a site may have more feminist... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I'd love to hear from the Meta core about what has happened in the past few years - changes, rules, etc. Edit window, 24/7 mod coverage, a few more staff. We tend to split deleted posts into "Not quite right but try again" and... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

No one flies into Providence. No one. I totally do! All the time! But I think the point is that no one going to the Boston area flies in to Providence. That said, it's a cute little airport and very very easy to get into and out of. THAT... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

No, you basically can't. The test is specifically designed for reading passages of material, not attesting to the grade level or readability of specific words with very little context. It looks like you might want to look at vocabulary grade-levels... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Do you guys share any friends or family that you could maybe suggest he speak to? I have a beloved boyfriend and was, for a while, in sort of the same situation as you. I'd get very strange inappropriate gifts which were clearly well-meant but... [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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