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He even threatened suicide. Block his calls, block him on facebook, block his emails. If you see him in a pub, don't talk to him. There are no circumstances in which continuing to interact with this person are going to end well for you… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by bunderful, radicalawyer
Ask MeFi comment - An hour ago

Get a tablet with a resistive touch screen. It works on pressure not electricity. (And this is why it works on a cheap tablet with a cheap stylus) [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by at, scruss
Ask MeFi comment - 18 hours ago

And the german version. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by ovvl, ZeusHumms, prinado, whuppy
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

If you do a lot of searching for python and JavaScript on google, eventually they'll pop up an ad asking you to do bunch of code challenges as a job screen. I thought they were pretty interesting problems. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Wolfster
Ask MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Also, this magic trick is super easy, but works better after people have had a drink or two: Grab any three things, like a fork a knife and a spoon, lay them on the table in any order. Write down: "The fork is in my hand, the knife is in… [more]
favorited 37 times, recently by WalkerWestridge, AceRock, DynamiteToast, Kabanos, exceptinsects, cybercoitus interruptus, Devika, koakuma, tatiana131, slenderloris, magstheaxe, DulcineaX, whitetigereyes, LynnDee, ocherdraco, Margalo Epps, starman, firei, selfmedicating, Yma, hazyjane, icosahedron, corb, Happydaz, murrey, Ostara, DingoMutt, kmennie, Chrysalis, superfish, the webmistress, teremala, janey47, lgandme0717, jennstra, stoneandstar, EndsOfInvention
Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

I like to tell a joke about a talking dog. Basically the joke is a guy sees a sign about a talking dog, asks what it's about, then goes back to talk to the dog, and the dog tells this long meandering sob story about how he ended up there, and… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by All hands bury the dead, corb, martinX's bellbottoms, asperity, goatdog, Oli D., SaltySalticid
Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

It takes me two hours to pick a bass patch. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by symbioid, ovvl
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

A 19 point swing nationwide toward the democrats translates to a fairly easy democratic majority in the house. And I suspect that we're just beginning the swing toward the democrats now. [more]
favorited 21 times, recently by Tehhund, Gelatin, filthy light thief, prefpara, rainydayfilms, Sublimity, ravelite, OnceUponATime, corb, Joey Michaels, notyou, tinymojo, sheila t, wallabear, Barack Spinoza, chris24, ProtoStar, Hairy Lobster, jedicus, witchen, bongo_x
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

Describe what has happened to you on previous draws. Let them draw conclusions about what that means. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Snarl Furillo
Ask MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Any government/commercial use of blockchains will most certainly not involve miners. A lot of those use cases would be better served by standard centralized services. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by adamsc, sagc, Orb2069, tobascodagama
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

You have what, three days left? Just don't let him stay in a room with your kid alone if you feel uncomfortable about him. I suspect it's just general social awkwardness and cultural differences, but it sounds like you're basically done with the… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by RichardHenryYarbo, peacheater, raccoon409, saucysault, Candleman, so fucking future
Ask MeFi comment - 5 days ago

I interviewed for SoundCloud and their technical challenge was writing a fairly simple python script that was directly applicable to the actual work they did, and I had a week to work on it. It was interesting, and actually made it clear to me that… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by paper chromatographologist, muddgirl
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

Did you sell me the car? This blockchain from the DMV says you did, and now only my blockchain key will turn it on. Unfortunately half of the miners decided they don't like how you smell and forked the currency and now it belongs to… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by praemunire, tobascodagama, PMdixon
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

I think it's important to separate all the ideological nonsense around bitcoin generated by con artists and true believers from the actual reality-- which is that cryptocurrency is better than traditional currency for a limited set of use cases… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by vogon_poet, Roentgen
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

I somehow missed that it's an open relationship. You've been dating for 6 months, and it's long distance and it's open and he doesn't really seem to care that much about you? Are you sure you're even in a relationship? [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by Aquifer, Miko, hotcoroner, wonton endangerment, unstrungharp, emd3737
Ask MeFi comment - 8 days ago

Whole Foods was in trouble because their main differentiator (organic food) was easy for their competitors to replicate. They've been struggling to figure out a reason to exist other than separating money from people with too much of it. What… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by RuvaBlue, rdnnyc, erinfern, FJT
MeFi comment - 9 days ago

These seem like pretty deep seated aspects of his personality, and he's in his 30s. He's not going to change that much. You should probably decide now if that's okay with you, or start looking for an exit. You can have a conversation about it,… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Dressed to Kill, Miko
Ask MeFi comment - 9 days ago

"I work for a perpetually underfunded non-profit and I'd like more stability" But also just focus on why you want the job you're applying for. [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by mon-ma-tron, Hypatia, erst, RichardHenryYarbo, praemunire, Candleman, foodmapper, sol, mskyle, RhysPenbras, fingersandtoes, Hanuman1960, so fucking future, Blue Jello Elf, Etrigan
Ask MeFi comment - 10 days ago

I'm really happy with him and have been trying my best not to let anxiety due to my nasty experience in my last relationship impinge on what has been a lovely couple of months. If you have a history of being attracted to guys who treat you… [more]
favorited 19 times, recently by Dutchmeisje
Ask MeFi comment - 10 days ago

Is the world better if tired arguments that have already been refuted repeatedly both in the literature not referenced in the article and in the world get published in a philosophy journal? Yes? How is this even a question. We should… [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by grobstein
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

Strikes by certain groups of workers attempt to enlist support from the public by inconveniencing the hell out of the public. There are two kinds of mass actions-- one to create support for your issues among the populace, the other to force… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by grobstein, tobascodagama, ethical_caligula, languagehat, bracems, Rosie M. Banks
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

And I would repost this question on Hacker News. You'll probably get a job offer in the thread. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Itaxpica
Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago

Python coders with physics phd are worth quite a bit more than 45k a year. You're looking at 200k+ if you get into finance. Update your linked in and start working your contacts and you'll be beating off recruiters with a stick. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Itaxpica, metaseeker, humboldt32
Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago

I know the desiderata is kinda hokey, but it works for me -- mostly this part: You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Vrai
Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago

Why not put something there that they'd have to move to park? [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by RhysPenbras, jbenben
Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago

I suspect that the long-term plan of the national democratic party is silence the liberal base and steal the neo-conservatives from the GOP, because they really want to commit to losing elections while collecting a lot of money from corporations. [more]
favorited 18 times, recently by j_curiouser, overhauser, gideonswann, FireballForever
MeFi comment - 14 days ago

Red Means Recording
favorited 22 times, recently by gamera
MeFi post - 14 days ago

Man, I kind of think everyone is giving terrible advice and the letter you want to send is going to end the friendship. Just start being busy a lot more and turning down invites to hang out and let calls go to voicemail every once in a while. You… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by honey-barbara, rpfields, mneekadon, speakeasy, hiker U., carbide, wonton endangerment
Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Figure out a way to get docker and aws in your resume and you'll be beating off recruiters with a stick. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by spinifex23, yueliang
Ask 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]
favorited 49 times, recently by spinturtle, treetop89, cass, dancinglamb, kudra23, 3fluffies, aiglet, be11e, glitter, sealee, furtive, moonlight on vermont, The corpse in the library, darkchocolatepyramid, blue suede stockings
Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

It's an amusing souvenir from Japan, but it is 100% not okay to let your child wear. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by metaseeker
Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Not only do you not need a degree, but at my last job interview, we had a long conversation with one of the partners of the company about what a waste of money a degree is. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by some loser
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Also, there are a shitload of Beatles songs that I've never heard. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by panama joe
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Maybe slinging some PHP for a while on a temp-to-perm basis might actually be better than going hungry in the meantime. I used to be a grocery store checker. My father spent his whole career as a grocery store clerk. I wouldn't even… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Purposeful Grimace, dustsquid, Chitownfats
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

This gal is pretty religious, as well as my super-Mormon bro/sis-in-law who were heavily into Amway with the same feverish and fervorous belief. I've often wondered if people accustomed to believing ''the voice of authority' and are comfortable… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by BlueHorse
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I'm pretty happy with penny lane and tomorrow never knows near the top, but good day sunshine is a solid track. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by jetsetsc
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Clapper was making a metaphorical statement about the Russian state being opposed to American interests, not a statement about Russian genetics, obviously. [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by faineg, ignignokt, Homer42, Cremcraw, CaffinatedOne, Telf, Homo neanderthalensis, numaner
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

At the age of 20, I got THE BEST ADVICE from a millionaire. He said: "Find someone who has what you want & DO WHAT THEY DO. If you want to be a millionaire, you have to learn from millionaires. I'll try and be born to wealthier… [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by thetarium
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I do think there is a problem with anti-Russian sentiment that extends well past the government, but I don't think this article makes the best arguments of that. I actually think that Obama and Clinton unnecessarily antagonized Russia… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by mumimor
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

The Qatari thing is absolute madness. He's going to get people killed. Aside from the military base, Qatar owns Al-Jazeera. [more]
favorited 43 times, recently by insoluble uncertainty, klausness, RuvaBlue, free f_ cat, enkiwa, obliquity of the ecliptic, camyram, threeturtles, mon-ma-tron, heatvision, Ray Walston, Luck Dragon, FelliniBlank
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Anyone other than the acting FBI Director that would take the job under trump shouldn't get the job. [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by Purposeful Grimace
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

In a strictly practical sense, telling someone today that they should learn to code is like telling them they need to learn to read and write and do basic arithmetic. It's is essentially a bare minimum requirement to do many kinds of knowledge… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by migurski
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

> Implying that an entire society can raise itself from service sector serfdom to white collar freedom is a cruel lie that only serves to make the lives of grocery store clerks worse. Nobody has ever suggested that every single person on earth… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by andrewpcone, ernielundquist
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Most people understand neither how an airplane flies nor how an air conditioner works, and yet many thousands of people are chilling in airport terminals waiting for their flights every day. Nobody is demanding that they get engineering degrees,… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by uberchet
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

When i was still djing a lot and didn't want to drink on a night, I just ordered plain club soda. It's a drink you kind of have to sip, so it sort of looks like you're drinking something with booze in it and people don't tend to encourage you to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Not local to me, but Spanish-colonial style houses were my favorite feature of Central America. Basically the house is a square of rooms around an open garden area in the middle of the house. You wake up in the morning, and you see trees and flowers… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

This is why you have insurance. Call your insurance company. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Putin starts to admit hacking. Fox News says collusion isn't a crime. So let's say that the Trump administration admits to colluding with Russia, and that they did it to prevent Hillary from starting WWIII (or whatever bullshit excuse they want… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I think people forget the damage that George W. did to the concept of American leadership, particularly in Europe. Ultimately, I don't think W damaged us that badly, or at least not irreparably. I think a lot of people thought of that… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

It's okay to be rude to people like this. Block him everywhere. Don't responded to any messages other than to say: 'please do not contact me again'. If he persists, start documenting all of your interactions with him in case you need a restraining… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

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