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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]
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MeFi comment - 3 days 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 - 8 days ago

Yeah, meeting your crush's significant other can burst a lot of bubbles. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 12 days 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 - 12 days 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 - 13 days 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 - 13 days ago

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 3 times, recently by waterisfinite, cornflakegirl, sandmanwv
Ask MeFi comment - 13 days 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 - 13 days 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 weeks 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]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 - 3 weeks 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 - 3 weeks 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 - 3 weeks 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 - 3 weeks 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 - 3 weeks 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 - 3 weeks 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 - 3 weeks ago

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 10 times, recently by oceanjesse, witchen, Bistle, Gary, mazola, armacy, OnceUponATime, corb, Melismata, Homo neanderthalensis
MeFi comment - 3 weeks 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]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks 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 - 3 weeks 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 - 3 weeks 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 - 3 weeks 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 - 4 weeks 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 - 4 weeks 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 - 4 weeks 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 - 4 weeks 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 - 4 weeks 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 - 4 weeks ago

In 2016, we can also look forward to a reboot of the Bush vs Clinton franchise. [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I'd be interested to see what npr hosts with similar audiences are making. [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

That seems like an extraordinary amount of money for radio presenters. [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

There is a 100% chance that that's conversation was recorded by 10+ different intelligence agencies and that the CIA/NSA has it. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Bladerunner [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I like the Tau, they're kinda like Swedes in power armor. So not having played Warhammer in 10 years I had to look up what the Tau are on wikipedia, wow are those wiki articles detailed. I think the Tau article might be longer than the… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

"I want to assure her in some way that there is nothing going on or ever will happen between Mike and I, there is no risk to us hanging out one on one, and that she doesn’t have to worry." There is no way you can say this to her that… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

> She said that she believed that the property was largely used as a weekend retreat and that she often saw children, families and buses heading to the estate. She said people often held parties there and hosted a sailing club. That's it boys,… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

I never would have even considered that idea that something like ign should have a consistent editorial voice. I also think that number ratings for video games are stupid and useless. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

Why would you believe TechCrunch over Soundcloud about Soundcloud's finances? I specifically asked about their funding when I was interviewing with them. They said they were doing fine. If I had ended up going with them, I'd have gotten… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

> He broke up with me because I wouldn't have sex with him, and then spread rumors about what a whore I was despite the fact that I was a virgin. Why do you even still interact with this guy? [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

What soundcloud should do is publish how much money they need to keep running annually, and how many yearly subscriptions they need to keep going and start some kind of pledge drive. I'm sure there are a lot of people who depend on it professionally… [more]
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