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I'd wager that most people complaining about common core haven't a clue as to what math really is, or even what numbers are. People are fighting over fucking subtraction and multiplication because it's probably all they remember… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by busted_crayons
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

but he always told me he never wanted a relationship, not just with me, but with anyone Nobody ever means this. This is a nice way of saying that they don't want a relationship with you. I think everyone has to learn this the hard way… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by tomboko
Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

One of my other favorite jokes is this one, but I'm going to give the abbreviated version, because I don't want to type the whole thing out. Properly told, the joke can be 30 minutes long. This is really the skeleton of the joke. So this kid… [more]
favorited 52 times, recently by Charybdis
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Hey DJ, drop the beat.
favorited 50 times, recently by NormieP
MeFi post - 3 weeks ago

I did plenty of time at raves in the early 90's and I don't remember ever hearing this song in the wild, That's because it came out in 1999. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by doop
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

empath can I just hire you to give me happy plurry flashbacks on a daily basis? I think given a list of people's favorite dance records, I could name when they first tried ecstasy to the nearest month, and possibly what DJ was playing. [more]
favorited 18 times, recently by doop
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Around 2003, a friend of mine decided to 'retire' Sandstorm. He took it to the club and took pictures of a bunch of djs and regulars posing with the record, and then made a compilation video of it to the tune of "Time Of Our Lives",… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by doop
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Part of what makes trance trance is that songs generally do not have lead melodies. You generally have multiple synths which at times become leads and at other times get buried in the mix. The point is that a dancer trying to follow a particular… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by doop
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

They lampshaded the info-dump at the beginning of the show pretty well with the classroom scene, but I kind of think it was unnecessary and lame. I think it was pretty clear what was going on, and they could have cut all that in half. The show had… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by nushustu
FanFare comment - Last month

Hard to believe there was ever a time when you could buy a building in Manhattan for only $5000. Like 35k in today's dollars and still unbelievable. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Brain Sturgeon
MeFi comment - Last month

Save at http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=6129, [^] the relevant dwarf is the one who is listed as "Starting fist fight"- she currently seems to be stuck in an infinite loop of that, which is preventing her from doing anything else. She… [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by You Can't Tip a Buick
MeFi comment - Last month

My wife and I who were in a similar situation 2 years in. (6 figures, credit card debt from wedding and honeymoon and housing expenses). We totally failed at budgeting. Here is how it was resolved: We put away the credit cards. We didn't use… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by rainydayfilms, waterisfinite, cornflakegirl, sandmanwv
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Point 1: Boing Boing can do whatever they want to their site. Point 2: Their readers are free to have an opinion on what Boing Boing does with their site. Point 3: If Boing Boing doesn't react to negative reader opinion, they are going to lose… [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by leotrotsky
MeFi comment - Last month

Everyone is giving McCain shit for voting for the motion to proceed, but he seems 100% positive that the debate is going to be a dumpster fire and nothing will pass. I think there's an argument to be made for putting this thing out of its misery… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by Tehhund, oceanjesse, witchen, Bistle, Gary, mazola, armacy
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I mean, just an example. I'm not saying this is true, but look what took down Anthony Weiner. We have to assume that the NSA is spying on every congressperson and senator. His sexting would have been an open secret at the agency. It would have… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by crazy with stars
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

As someone who has recently moved into that upper middle class range, the amount of tax breaks that I now get is ridiculous. Why do I get all this free stuff because I already have money. I needed this 10 years ago, not now. Which isn't to… [more]
favorited 50 times, recently by blasser duenner Junge, Garm, DSime, tonycpsu, wenestvedt, DirtyOldTown, a fish out of water, Gordafarin, BlueHorse, The Outsider, AsYouKnow Bob, lalochezia, Mesaverdian, snortasprocket, lord_wolf, the latin mouse, ymgve, lollymccatburglar, mark k, monotreme, thetarium, potrzebie, photo guy, Secret Sparrow, JoeXIII007, entropicamericana, Proofs and Refutations, RuvaBlue, gamera, Abehammerb Lincoln, suelac, KGMoney, adamsc, mrmurbles, namewithoutwords, Recliner of Rage, PMdixon, Mister Cheese, clew, louche mustachio, GenjiandProust, brand-gnu, tobascodagama, suddenly, and without warning,, ZeusHumms, larthegreat, sputzie, Miko, splitpeasoup, phooky
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The theme of your relationship questions about this guy is that he's been getting more and more distant, and now is spending more time with another woman than he is with you. You probably don't feel comfortable about this because you shouldn't feel… [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by kudra23, Aquifer, camyram, STFUDonnie, Lexica, RedEmma, thegreatfleecircus, melissasaurus, asperity, headnsouth, amaire, half life, masquesoporfavor, mikeh
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Yeah, meeting your crush's significant other can burst a lot of bubbles. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by gemutlichkeit
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

"Hi, boss, looks like the statue in my office broke while I was gone -- did we have an earthquake or something? Any chance that it's covered by our insurance?" [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by Scram, blueberry, sperose, zyxwvut, Candleman, bunderful, pseudostrabismus, goggie, cgg
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'm not even 100% sure you need to stop interviewing with job 2 if you haven't formally accepted job 1 yet. (Have you signed an offer letter?) Find out what your options are, get both offers on the table. You're selling yourself short if you… [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by en forme de poire, travertina, melissasaurus, primethyme, jouir, 256, amanda, peacheater, pixiecrinkle, 6ATR, homesickness, Rock Steady, topophilia, showbiz_liz
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I feel like I should be a little bit more clear. How you spend your money isn't nearly as important as how much money you spend It's really easy to get lost in the weeds of figuring out how much you spend on groceries and… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by waterisfinite, samthemander, cornflakegirl
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

@empath, the only critique I'd offer is that you cannot tell a child that they're not going to eat or not going to have shoes or not going to go on a field trip because you overspent. I expect if they are realistically looking at their… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by waterisfinite
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Being upset that your kid just threw lunch on the floor is normal and not something you need to work out with your therapist. Where did we get this idea that emotional responses are all the result of trauma? [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by Ziggy500, MeatLightning, MexicanYenta, peacheater, rhizome, ryanshepard
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

You are at risk of making your brother's wedding about you. Weddings are extremely stressful to plan and take part in and adding a bunch of stress to your brother isn't really fair to him, imo. Just go to the wedding and don't talk to your dad… [more]
favorited 49 times, recently by jessca84
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The tl;dr on what I need the tl;dr for: what the Russians are suspected to have actually DONE to influence (or straight up rig) the election, and what role the campaign staff/administration had (or has). They're alleged to have coordinated… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by soundguy99, cardinalandcrow, suelac
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

How do I write my response without pointing fingers? You have two realistic options: Get another job, asap, or talk to an employment attorney. They're going to fire you. I would like to go with my dignity intact, though, having… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by blerghamot, haltingproblemsolved, bunderful
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

"We are who we pretend to be, so we must be careful about who we pretend to be." [more]
favorited 91 times, recently by tonycpsu, oh hey, forza, DingoMutt, littlerobothead, Xyanthilous P. Harrierstick, rmd1023, Space Kitty, schadenfrau, zombieflanders, camyram, bongo_x, bam
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Because the tradition of celebrating his birth on Dec 25th pre-dates any period when Christianity had any incentive to co-opt pagan festivals. This is nonsense. Lots of religious minorities *today* emphasize holidays that happen to fall on… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by sukeban
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The first dark age I learned about was the Greek one, when they switched from writing on clay to writing on papyrus or its equivalent. The age is "dark" because fire destroyed the writing materials rather than preserving them, causing… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by yesster, miorita, Telf, Hactar, jedicus, ocschwar, tavella, junebug, suddenly, and without warning,, rum-soaked space hobo, thelonius
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Yeah it came across as agenda pushing and obnoxious, rather than informative. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Auden, Proofs and Refutations, farmerd, nicwolff
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Christians were working like mad to preserve texts from the Greco-Roman heights Certain texts, mostly ones that supported a particular christian and political worldview. The vast majority of greek texts were saved by the arabs and… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by Hypatia, tavella, mordax, Harvey Kilobit, Homo neanderthalensis
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

What kind of hayseed (or child bride?) has the “Hokey Pokey” played at their wedding?D The kind of people who have a lot of children at their weddings? See also: I just never understood the Chicken Dance. How did it become such a… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by the latin mouse, wenestvedt
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

For one example: The size of the most popular iphone apps has increased by ten times over the last four years. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by Iteki, thetarium, a fiendish thingy, Nelson, Squeak Attack, bdc34
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

You have to go cold turkey on sugar if you want to get rid of the cravings, and you'd probably be better off if you also didn't use artificial sweeteners, either. You have to cut your dependency on the sugar rush entirely. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by Brittanie, ktkt, blackzinfandel, RaeVaughn1958, third word on a random page, angiep, jgirl
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I really disliked pdc and absolutely loved tulum. Ordinarily, I would worry too much about crime or state department warnings, but it really seems like this is the beginning of some kind of cartel conflict and that can spiral out of control… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by fingersandtoes
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

It does make sense to say that the critics are t representative of the movie audience, but I think there is a severe case of confusing cause and effect here in general. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Jonathan Blow gave a talk about his new programming language that explains why pretty well, although he wasn't talking about softphones in particular. Watch the first few minutes. the tl;dw; is that as computers get faster, programmers use… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by mrmurbles, randomnity, Iteki
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The US economy runs on slave labor still-- whether it's literally slave labor in the form of prisoners, or effectively slave labor in the form of illegal immigrants, or legal migrants chained to companies because of visa conditions, or overseas slave… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by womb of things to be and tomb of things that were
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I suspect trump is going to have to walk back that statement. A twitter thread isn't an executive order, and there's a process for implementing policy changes. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

It sounds like you don't actually have a sound basis for preferring one style of coding over the other, and without that, you don't really have any room to complain. If you want coding standards, than talk about coding standards as a group and… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by clawsoon
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

You should have broken up the first time he wanted to break up with you. Relationships don't often recover from something like that, unless it was over a big misunderstanding. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by blackzinfandel
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

There is no way this process finds its way to 50 republican votes. It's not going to happen. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by corb, joseph conrad is fully awesome, notyou
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I love game of thrones. It's one of the best shows ever made, in my opinion. That said, I totally understand why people dislike it and that is also a totally valid opinion. You shouldn't let other people's opinion of the show somehow make you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

The other thing that lead to trump is sort of a fundamental weakness of presidential systems, which is that we can have a deadlocked congress that allows executive power to run unchecked, something that occurs much more rarely in a parliamentary… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Why not a used technics-1200? They're built like a brick shit-house. You could drop it down a flight of stairs and it would still sound as good as new. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

The best portrayal of IT work is House, with a vocabulary switch. CHASE: House, we need to cure this server. It is very sick. HOUSE: Did you rebooting it? CHASE: I did try rebooting it. HOUSE: Only stupid people try rebooting. You are stupid… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

This is fair use and they don't need to pay royalties. If they're playing the songs in the context of criticizing or otherwise discussing the music, it's fair use. If they're playing the music straight through, though, it's questionable. Talk over… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Jon will probably come around to accepting and seeking her counsel more Have you been watching the same show I have? Starks can rarely be counted on to do the smart thing. [more]
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FanFare comment - 3 months ago

Pelosi's DCCC Is Now Openly Admitting They Are Recruiting Blue Dogs Masquerading As Democrats Progressive activists are going to kill the Democratic Party if they insist on ideological purity nationwide. Support the most liberal… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

The current tech bubble is less about the web and the internet and more about a set of tools and management styles that started about 10-15 years ago and dramatically improved the productivity of software developers-- public cloud, cicd systems,… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

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