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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 - 2 months ago

I just went ahead planning with what I thought Partner would like, and didn't give a second thought to my own feelings. Now Partner is sad that I didn't just explain what I wanted to do from the get-go, and I feel like an awful person… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

But am I being too sensitive? Should I just let it go? I'd say no and no, but this is a thing I think people disagree on tactically, what to do. I have some lovely friends in town who are also Republicans and sometimes they repeat… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

My liquor cabinet has, in total: Frangelico, marshmallow vodka, and Malibu. These go good with ice cream, cocoa and Diet Coke respectively. I have too much respect for my Fresca to mix it with anything. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I have a go-to recipe that I like a lot and is dead simple and can be reheated in a small microwave. Take a butternut squash and cut into 1" cubes, reserve seeds Sprinkle with maple syrup, garam masala and olive oil. Stir, put into a baking… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

This exact thing happened to me. I moved away to someplace warmer, gained some weight, came back, lost the weight and suddenly was like WTF SHIT HUMANS SHOULDN'T LIVE HERE. So what was helpful for me was a lot of the stuff people have explained… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Wasn't there a post on the blue where someone waited til it was off the front page and then just started posting over and over again til it go archived, and no one noticed? I think that was our dearly missed bradlands. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Amateur internet searchers start with Google and then read through what Google gives them to decide what to click on to answer their question. They may type natural language questions. They almost always use many more words to find a thing than they… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

This is the most mom post ever. At a job where you're exected to "keep an eye on" MeTa threads, it seemed fair. Those indexes are so darned lovely looking. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

the odds of it working are low. Well that's the thing, it does work really well a lot of the time. People just notice it when it doesn't. And a lot of people start over even when there hasn't been a real problem in their past either… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

didn't the mods used to pick the winners, rather than going purely by favorite count? Way back in the day, yes. But this was back when there were one or two big prizes from mathowie himself. It was sort of exhausting to pore over all the… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Further follow-up from the OP: I always get annoyed when anon posters don't follow the advice of the majority of the responders. So I will be a good askmefi-er and go to the hospital. The combination of your unanimous answers and a e-mail exchange… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Btw, you can consume any reasonable amount of fresh produce if you're willing to eat it instead of something else. This is the real difference between "grew up poor" to my mind and "grew up with parents who may have been… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I donate to the Randolph Area Food Shelf in my town and I help sponsor a scholarship at the local vocational school for girls in technology. Those are my two charity destinations where I just give money instead of time. I am a huge fan of… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

An activists talks about an issue of concern, and then someone responds by saying that there are all these much bigger problems that we should be concerned about. That is not what is going on. This is someone saying "I don't know… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Did any of the televised versions include a completed Star Wars parody trailer? We saw it live and I don't remember any of that sort of artifact-y stuff but I might have missed that. I liked this episode more than most of the other… [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 months ago

You might like the BBC series Wallander which has Kenneth Branagh as the cop-with-problems who is trying to solve crimes as he increasingly has trouble sleeping and his life falls apart. Takes place in Sweden, in English. There is the original… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'm an admin at the original tilde club and would be happy to help people get acquainted with the other tildes. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Seriously, pix plz. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

you can't just say we're not going to debate about something and then drop the turd you did and expect it all to be fine. Seriously. This really is exactly the thing people are talking about. So I guess it's good that this is an example… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

I think we talked kittens before we actually started recording. That was while I was still finishing lunch because I missed it entirely. jeffxl that piece, now that I've listened to the whole thing, is true genius. Let us know if Roger… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

Jess ... could have probably handled it a little differently As could everyone in this thread. I'm not taking the thing from your hand. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

So just to be clear: it's okay to counter what other people are saying as long as you still try to answer the question? Generally yes. If countering the advice given is - Answering the OPs question - Not starting a fight with other… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I'd advise you to let go of the "alcoholic" label, at least for now, because I don't think it's going to help. Yep. At the same time it's totally okay for you to have boundaries -- even ones that don't have to do with drinking… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

So I kind of was being treated like an idiot right out the gate I think there may be a perception issue at work here. You feel what you feel. You'd been a user for six weeks and were asking for something that was very similar to a thing… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

As someone in lives in a rural place, I really wish you would stop projecting your personal fears onto us. Seriously and likewise. People here in my rural home tend to have guns because they hunt. Don't start a stupid gun argument here. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I guess your point is that Ironmouth made his case and needed to "be cut off" because people were arguing with him. I think her point (please correct me if I am wrong) was that after a certain point continuing to grind away on… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

It might help if you see it more as levelling the playing field and not as being dominant. I assume you are not talking about D/s relationships (i.e. dominance in the bedroom) and are just looking for ways to either work with people who are similar… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I am sorry this is stressful for you, it's a difficult time. My understanding, mostly as someone who has had relatives go through this, is that they are literally only treating the pain and the treatment for the pain is not focused on eventual… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

[few comments removed - question is not anonymous and if you absolutely feel you have to critique people's parenting, take it to email; it's completely inappropriate here and in every other "help me find a gift" question] [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I am here to rep for spaghetti squash though some of the other squashes definitely are considered starchy. I make a lasagna with it that has actually become my preferred lasagna because you don't have to take a nap after it. Unfortunately since it's… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

And add to this, something that is entirely within your control, what you decide to discuss and not discuss. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ain't_Nobody_Got_Time_for_That [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

Damn cmonkey, I am sorry to hear that. When I broke my non-dominant arm, it was a hassle enough, I wish you a speedy recovery. I had a friend who recently severed a tendon in a finger on his dominant hand and found that it was easier to teach himself… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

My not-a-lawyer understanding is that the license you put in place is for other people, you are still free to 1. do whatever you want with your own content that you own the rights to 2. change the license of the thing you own the rights to within… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

This is a small book but Sento at Sixth and Main (referencing the bath house at the Panama Hotel which was the center of Japanese life in Seattle prior to WWII) is a beautiful history of Japanese Americans in Seattle. More of an art project (though… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

but certainly the ones that are about courts, laws, grand juries, and criminality are legal topics and ones that benefit from a focus on the law, right? Sure, and after eleven comments in half an hour, I'd say that part of the topic was… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

There are a few parts to this. I am a woman who feels decently capable with my car. Though to be fair part of that is deciding what stuff is stuff I want to do and what isn't. So, for example, I do know how to change my oil but I am okay paying… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

This is exactly why you have insurance, yes. It's tough because you want to be "polite" when someone is asking you to do them a favor, but realistically, this is something that your insurance should be handling. There is also a small chance… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

in a sense I feel like I've got two full time jobs now I've found it can be helpful sometimes to phrase my life problems as an AskMe question and use the community's modeled response that I hear in my head as a jumping off point. I… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

It also seems like there are tensions between jessamyn and the active mods that should be resolved somewhere other than Metatalk. Just normal different-people-are-different stuff from my vantage point. I think I've been up front about my… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

This bundle thing I saw as a new donation option for a system we previously couldn't support I appreciate that this may have been your intent, but it really seems like an option designed for non-members to try to bring them in. Nothing… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

If it said "suggested" instead of "usual", would that be better? It would be accurate, which would be better. Honestly, this is something we put together rather quickly doesn't quite jibe with… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

I'm not a huge fan of the "save money" message, it's more to me like "support indie sites" So there should be a way to phrase that in a way that is honest and true. "Each of the sites getting 50% of their usual… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 months ago

My approach to this sort of thing is to have gradually increasing circles of responsibility. So you and your husband are TEAM US and you should both work together to make sure the two of you are happy and doing okay and work together to make that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

my opinion is that spilling someone's beer is a party foul, destroying 2 weeks of work because you think you're being funny is not a party foul, it's the sign of a rampaging fool. Your host thinking it was a party foul is likely one of… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

There are optimizers (Must get the best deal even if it's a lot of work) and satisficers (must meet minimum criteria for $ITEM and then done) in the world of shopping. You seem like you might have a touch of both which can be difficult. For me the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Granted is just making things up. You've confused granted with jamjam. granted is probably the most knowledgeable person who has posted in this thread so far. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Audiologists are mostly concerned with testing your hearing. See if you can go to an ENT or an otolaryngologist (ear nose and throat doc) to have them take a look at the rest of you. I get this from time to time (the stuffed up ear feeling along with… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Because it costs them money if they have to do it and it's free to have you do it. Employers get something out of getting this verification in a CYA type of move, it's partly their job to make sure you are who you say you are, so they do the work… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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