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Hearthstone's competitive scene is kind of annoying me because there are a few very high ranked female players that are also very popular streamers that seem not to be invited to tournaments for reasons I don't understand.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by annekate
MeFi comment - 12 hours ago

Re: the motherly types getting away with stuff-- one of the most dishonest people I've ever worked with had a very motherly managing style and while being completely incompetent, had everyone in the company from the CEO down completely snowed about... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by nacho fries, ovvl
MeFi comment - More than 18 hours ago

Presidents in the us tend to step down after eight years. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Sys Rq
MeFi comment - Yesterday

When everyone you know seems to be impossible to deal with, you might want to consider that they are not the ones with the problem. [more]
favorited 27 times, recently by thereemix, miskatonic
Ask MeFi comment - Yesterday

My point being that I hate how this is portrayed as "OMG what's wrong with boys they're so awful". I'm not trying to excuse what these people did but don't for one goddamned second think that women have nothing to do with the problem as... [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by RobotLunch
MeFi comment - Yesterday

"Her skin is still bare on the arms and there are going to be rips and tears on her clothes, but it won't be about being revealing. It's a way of saying that through these tough situations, there is a beauty and vulnerability coming through.... [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by RobotLunch
MeFi comment - Yesterday

I think passwords and keys are doomed to the dust bin of history eventually. I sometimes feel like the only way to protect yourself is to not have anything that someone else wants.... [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by chrono_rabbit, Chitownfats, Theta States, PMdixon, threeants, Joe in Australia, dogwalker, Windopaene, MeatLightning, memewit, BlueHorse, hypersloth, octothorpe, mrjohnmuller
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

The experience of agency is unique to games and playing around with it is one of the ways artists have of achieving their aesthetic goals. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by kagredon
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Keep in mind that chocolate isn't native to Africa. If you go to the other place that grows chocolate, they know very well what to do with it. I think it's an intentional strategy of colonialism in general to prevent them from making any finished... [more]
favorited 18 times, recently by blnkfrnk, fshgrl, Michele in California, Blue Jello Elf, You Can't Tip a Buick, seyirci, rabbitrabbit, TheWhiteSkull, travertina, b1tr0t, bgal81, Gordafarin, Jacqueline, mondo dentro, oceanjesse, Jubal Kessler, Meatbomb, running order squabble fest
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Carillon is on to something. Shouldn't the achievement been something like "Accept The Things I Can't Control" if that was the behavior she thought was positive? Why would you assume she wanted to encourage a positive emotion.... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by kagredon, Carillon
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Suicide has been a fairly regular-ish theme in her stories and to me, it reads like a reference to the kinds of what-could-I-have-done? obsessing that loved ones go through.... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by arcticwoman, kagredon
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Maybe we could provide the Palestinians with smart bombs so they can only accidentally kill civilians as collateral damage. [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by Sys Rq, wemayfreeze, raztaj
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

I feel like the problem is less about what he smokes and what he does while he's doing it, and more that you're 27 years old and too old to be dealing with this shit at all. IMO, find a new boyfriend who has his shit together.... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by oceanjesse
Ask MeFi comment - 4 days ago

It was more common to make them female because "it's easier to dig a hole than build a pole" in the wonderful phrasing I read in an article about one of these cases.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by klangklangston
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Re: the stammering and such-- I think most people don't speak as well as you think they do, and you probably don't speak as badly. People tend to autocorrect for others poor phrasing, while focusing on their own.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by sweetkid
Ask MeFi comment - 4 days ago

If it were me, I'd consider adjusting my travel schedule so I could stay in one place for a week or more while it gets sorted out. If you haven't done that before while traveling, it's really a different experience. You get a feel for the place that... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Ms. Next
Ask MeFi comment - 4 days ago

All the pr in the world wouldn't matter if journalists actually did their fucking jobs. The basic fact is that if you're getting your news from an institution that derives their income from advertising, you've lost before pr even gets involved.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by smoke
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

It meandered a bit, but it was well worth the read. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by vanar sena
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

Also, I'll be in playa del Carmen in a few days, maybe the doctors there might speak English or be more familiar with coral? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Michele in California
Ask MeFi comment - 7 days ago

I was never afraid of travelling by myself at night anywhere in Central America, but the few times I traveled with women at night, were the only times I was afraid for _my_ safety, let alone theirs. Travelling alone, I'd just be ignored on the... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by RobotLunch
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

Well, as someone who has been dumped in the psat by a girl who was using me as a rebound, it's kind of shitty, but it's not the end of the world. Just be upfront that you just broke up with someone, keep them somewhat at arms length, and break up... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by shadowy_world
Ask MeFi comment - 8 days ago

There was actually a pretty good comment on reddit about the illuminati a little while ago, with actual primary sources. He basically ran down everything we actually know about the history of the historical Illuminati (not much) in a few paragraphs.... [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by NorthernAutumn
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

Flux [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by yohko
Ask MeFi comment - 9 days ago

The Four Horsemen
favorited 24 times, recently by headnsouth
MeFi post - 9 days ago

"Hey." I looked up and he looked like he was going to ask me for me money so I looked back down without responding. Black people should be used to white people thinking that they are going to rob them or ask them for money,... [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by macinchik, shadowy_world, miss patrish, blackzinfandel, pajamazon, Tehhund, aryma, xarnop, kudra23, Michele in California, General Tonic, teleri025, elsietheeel, cajalswoon, Ashen
Ask MeFi comment - 9 days ago

One of the things I learned when I used to sell cars for a living is that sometimes you can win an argument or you can have a chance at making a sale later, not both. Sometimes your customer is going to leave even though you know that they aren't... [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by jeri, haltingproblemsolved, thereemix, SailRos, Philby, jenfullmoon, Loudmax, mudpuppie, DoctorFedora, oceanjesse, cybercoitus interruptus, benito.strauss, desjardins, longbaugh, col_pogo
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

Take this from the other side of the picture: Your parents think their daughter is dating an abusive alcoholic/drug addict, there's a new baby, and all they know is that their daughter doesn't want to see them. I don't think it requires being... [more]
favorited 43 times, recently by DRoll, aryma, TurquoiseZebra, zia, kestrel251, Mr.Know-it-some, PuppetMcSockerson, low_horrible_immoral, alltomorrowsparties, misha, peacheater, k8t, sparklemotion, pushing paper and bottoming chairs, 4ster, wondrous strange snow, guster4lovers, tomboko, Ideefixe, frobozz, ethnomethodologist, zadcat, cotton dress sock, vickyverky, Old Man McKay, saradarlin, J. Wilson, hasna, christinetheslp, Mrs. Rattery, JuliaKM, chasles, MexicanYenta, tchemgrrl, sweetkid, winna, Rosie M. Banks, rmhsinc, barnone, Chorus, nanook, Bardolph, samthemander
Ask MeFi comment - 10 days ago

Calc 1 is easier than pre-calc, IMO. Pre-calc is kind of an incoherent mess of barely related topics that you just need to know before calc makes sense. Calculus, by contrast, is elegant, beautiful and flows nicely from topic to topic, with lots... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by spinifex23
Ask MeFi comment - 11 days ago

It's amazing how similar putins reaction to this is to bush/Cheney/rumsfelds reaction to the unfolding catastrophe in Iraq. Not to downplay the tragedy here, but America is responsible for the deaths of more civilians over the past decade than... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by pineappleheart
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

Read the Geneva Conventions. Quite frankly, I don't care what the Geneva Conventions say. They're a legal construct, not a moral one. And they get ignored routinely by all sides of a conflict.... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by wemayfreeze
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

Not just storytelling, but also getting into the mindset of modelling, simulation and creating systems that work consistently and coherently. So a generation of storytellers AND a generation of scientists and programmers, I'd reckon.... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by daq, charred husk, idiopath, porpoise, magstheaxe, echocollate
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

I didn't get very far into it. There are a couple of well crafted scenes, but really, it's a lot of words and very little compelling reason to invest my time into reading them.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Ephelump Jockey
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

this is no big surprise to anyone familiar with the Bible. XKCD [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by DoctorFedora
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

Reading about the rock in exodus, it occurs to me how absurd it is that they said it took 40 years of travelling in the desert to 'find' jerusalem. One, it would probably take no more than a couple of weeks to walk from, say, Cairo, to Jerusalem.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by symbioid
MeFi comment - 13 days ago

I'm surprised there wasn't a single word on crypto-currencies. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by VegasDude
MeFi comment - 13 days ago

There's no chance we go to war with Russia or even Russian separatists over a downed airliner. Three hundred people is a tragedy, but war with Russia is gambling with the lives of billions.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Drinky Die
MeFi comment - 13 days ago

My absolute favorite example of this is Legend of Drunken Master, where the 40 year old Jackie Chan plays the teenage son of 31 year old Anita Mui. [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by mothershock
MeFi comment - 13 days ago

So it appears that Stephen Elop first worked for Microsoft, then became CEO of Nokia, then ran the company into the ground, then sold it for scrap to Microsoft, and then returned to Microsoft. Nokia was already in the toilet before MS... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by rmhsinc
MeFi comment - 14 days ago

Basically this was a warning that everyone in an administrative position at Nokia is going to get fired. Which they should have known anyway. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by running order squabble fest
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

M83's last double-cd is a great use of the format, IMO. Until you get hooked into a scene and trade tracks directly with producers, then I've heard it's all digital. Yeah, it's all digital, and much of it never gets released in any... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Monochrome
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Basically IBM is going to take already overpriced Apple hardware and add an overpriced support contract to it. It's so awful that it can't fail. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Vulgar Euphemism, smoke
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Actually, adding noise to a record is a fairly common production trick in dance music, especially the more minimal kinds. When you're making a fairly sparse track, there's a lot of empty space in the sound, so people will add fake record crackle,... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by filthy light thief
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I would be extremely surprised if intelligence organizations don't have the ability to alter the results of electronic voting machines used for regular elections. We all remember the black-box voting scandal from when they were released that was... [more]
favorited 24 times, recently by smoke, Purposeful Grimace, Sys Rq, Proofs and Refutations, brina, marsha56, FireballForever, Mars Saxman, dialetheia, Mooseli, goethean, feckless fecal fear mongering, Anhedonic Donkey, General Tonic, polychora, tingting, T.D. Strange, grobstein, mondo dentro, sio42, winna, anthill, XMLicious, Alexandra Kitty
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I'll go further, find out and contact your division manager, take the time to write him an actual letter and give him everyone's name and ID that I've talked to - inform him of how broken the system is - explain to him that both of you were... [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by forgetful snow, pineappleheart, PMdixon, FireballForever, iivix, winna, mcstayinskool
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Really fantastic interview. One thing that I think is under-appreciated is how much neo-conservatives and other anti-communists were motivated by their belief that the Soviets actually held an advantage over us due to communism. You don't fear a... [more]
favorited 17 times, recently by Kevin Street
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

And the JTRIG developer team was also working on Glitterball: "Online Gaming Capabilities for Sensitive Operations. Currently Second Life." I plotted out a sci-fi story years ago where intelligence agencies where using World of... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Sangermaine, argonauta, brina, feckless fecal fear mongering
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

The occupation itself is an ongoing act of war. The Gaza Strip is a giant prison camp. [more]
favorited 29 times, recently by malocchio
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

If one were an investigative reporter with time on their hands, I think one could sell an article attempting to cancel accounts from various subscription services to see if comcast is just flat out lying about what they train their employees to do.... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by marsha56, philip-random
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I'm guessing it's true in any line of work. Yeah, I sometimes astound people at work when I can solve networking problems that 8 people have been banging their heads against for two weeks. It's just a matter of being able to visualize how... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by irishasianmexican
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I think there are Hutterite communities in the Amazon. There are Amish/Mennonite communities on Ometepe island, in Nicaragua. Which is for sure one of the places I'd consider moving if I wanted to create an isolated utopia. The people... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Buttons Bellbottom, Rock Steady, OnceUponATime, newdaddy
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

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