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Oh, hey, I have inside scoop on this one. A friend of mine is a DJ on the same booking agency as a lot of the DJs that were on the line-up, and they attended planning meetings where Ja Rule was in attendence, and they don't seem to think it was a… [more]
favorited 22 times, recently by yueliang, spinifex23, Ivan Fyodorovich, jeweled accumulation, polychora, asphericalcow, glitter, tilde, wemayfreeze, JoeZydeco, Candleman, doop, idiopath, zippy, ivan ivanych samovar, RichAndCreamy, Pope Guilty, lollymccatburglar, Senor Cardgage, Hypatia, Nancy Lebovitz, lakersfan1222
MeFi comment - 39 minutes ago

Sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from scammery. Grey's Law [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by rhizome, Ivan Fyodorovich, lukemeister, andycyca, East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94
MeFi comment - An hour ago

The scene were he talks about the most dangerous thing for a schizophrenic was very Thomas Covanent, I thought. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Abehammerb Lincoln, hippybear, uberchet, OHenryPacey
FanFare comment - 2 days ago

I'm not sure that Marvel is particularly interested in the comic book business as anything other than a test market for 'content' that they can recycle for movies later. The funny book business is basically a pimple on Disney's ass in terms of… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by twidget, Svejk, ZeusHumms, The Card Cheat, doctor_negative
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

As the parent of a one year old, I feel obligated to tell you as soon to be parents that for the first 6-9 months or so, the answer is nothing. They're just tiny helpless piles of need and shit and screams and give nothing back, and you're… [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by thetarium, fingersandtoes, lalochezia, Kabanos, joyceanmachine, briank, Burn.Don't.Freeze, PorcineWithMe, EndsOfInvention, marmago, cotton dress sock, k8t, scrubjay, rabbitrabbit
Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

I make this all the time: Pasta with Butternut Squash, Walnuts, Sage and Grana Padano [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by taz, thrungva, dis_integration
Ask MeFi comment - 5 days ago

My mother-in-law had a head injury, that made her extremely outgoing and talkative, among other, less pleasant personality changes. I suspect if she experienced a major personality change, that there's more going on there than just a lifting of… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by marteki, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, InkDrinker, rhizome, fiercecupcake, wwax
Ask MeFi comment - 6 days ago

To me, a lot of this sounds like you haven't *practiced* enough. Like, you're just reading the books and taking the tests, but you're not getting into the nitty gritty details and working through problems and just playing around with what you're… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by beryllium, Aleyn
Ask MeFi comment - 7 days ago


I actually kind of suspect that GG was a test run by russian intelligence attempting to radicalize a community. 4chan was and is swarming with them. The ties between GG, Redpill, white supremacists and early donald trump supporters online are… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by JHarris, happyroach
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Update: I have a skill that plays songs from random. Now I just need to figure out how to setup a playlist. Once I get that done, I'll upload the source to github with instructions on how to set it up on your AWS account. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by forforf, solotoro
MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Can you program at all? [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by radiocontrolled, Obscure Reference, clawsoon
Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Ok, "false pleasure" is taking drugs to feel good. Stimulating endorphin and dopamine release without any actual interaction with the outside world. Are you saying they don't feel pleasure? Or that pleasure should only be felt… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by polychora
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

What exactly is 'false pleasure'? Please, elaborate. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by polychora
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I didn't start coding seriously until I was in my late 30s and within 4 years I was a senior software engineer at a big tech company. There are so many resources for people learning to code from scratch these days and so many new frameworks that… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Pandora Kouti, telophase
Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Also, to specifically answer your question: public cloud and serverless are the big new thing, if you're not already in aws or azure. It's possible to spin up Dbs, front ends, load balancers, etc, never touching the os and with near infinite… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by travertina, getawaysticks
Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Keep in mind that the vpn provider is under no obligation to protect your privacy either, and they're juicy targets for hackers and intelligence and law enforcement agencies. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by lalochezia, potrzebie
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

You'll owe taxes on a charge off, keep in mind. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Candleman, rhiannonstone, Slinga
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I don't see anything in this question that indicates you have ever actually asked for what you want. Have you asked your boss for paid training, raises, promotions, etc? I would start there. Ask for a one on one meeting with your boss. Ask… [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by CathyG, Freyja, amanda, queenofbithynia, Yesterday's camel, Vaike, DingoMutt, crunchy potato, hazyjane
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

This is a fair article about YouTube wonk, but it doesn't really touch on why game LPers and what not turn out to be Nazis or misogynists or alt-right fascists or whatever with alarming frequency. I think there's a couple of reasons for… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by travertina, amtho, Spathe Cadet
MeFi comment - Last month

It's generally almost impossible for an individual to make money mining bitcoins, but if you're mining at scale, it isn't. Also, the big miners have the ability to manipulate the markets to ensure profits. I work at a tech company that has a lot… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by odinsdream, XMLicious
MeFi comment - Last month

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 2 times, recently by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, whir
FanFare comment - Last month

I used to read one or two novels a month. I think I read one a year now. I don't have the attention span any more. I read a lot of non fiction and listen to a lot of podcasts, but if I have a ton of time to get into an extended narrative, I'm… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by subdee
MeFi comment - Last month

You're are on a lot of psychoactive meds, and Klonopin in particular can lay waste to your cognitive abilities. Have you considered getting a new therapist who isn't so focused on treatment with drugs? [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by hazyjane, kwaller, joseph conrad is fully awesome, blackzinfandel, stoneandstar, Rosie M. Banks, wwax
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

paedagogus is the ultimate latin root of 'pedant', but you're not going to get a doubling from it, since there's no verb form of it. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Evilspork
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

(just to clarify-- i don't think taking anti-depressants per-se is a problem, just that you seem to be experiencing a lot of side effects, and maybe attacking some of those problems from another angle might help) [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by joseph conrad is fully awesome
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I've got a one year old and our parents live in different states, and we just do fairly frequent face time calls. Keep in mind, though, it's not for your kid, its for your parents. Your child won't even notice they're on a call for at least a… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by snickerdoodle
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Ironmouth and Corb have an extensive history of monopolizing threads with extended back-and-forths with other members. It's not like its the first trip to the rodeo for those two, nor is it likely to be the last. I don't think the site is suffering… [more]
favorited 58 times, recently by zarq, adrienneleigh
MetaTalk comment - Last month

This is relatively easy, and alexa has built in methods for playing and controlling audio files. The hard part is discovering the music, as I imagine there isn't an metafilter api. I can probably implement the following: Play the latest… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Ivan Fyodorovich
MetaTalk comment - Last month

What you're talking about is called divestment, and a lot of pension funds, etc, engage in it. You'd be better off focusing on particular companies that you're upset with rather than the market as a whole, though. And organizing with people who… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by benbenson
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I'm not sure why you would want to stay in this marriage, based on what you've said here. If you're not sexually compatible, you aren't sexually compatible. There's no reason you should have to suffer for the rest of your life. [more]
favorited 120 times, recently by Alexandra Michelle
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Also, like it or not "Party Rock Anthem" is the song of the year. Disposable trash. LMFAO is the Venga Boys of 2011. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by JimBennett
MeFi comment - Last month

Is there another world like eponysterical, except that it means 'touching' and not 'funny'? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by mazola
MeFi comment - Last month

I'm turning 40 next year, and I think my life is just getting going, since I've got a bunch of disposable income for the first time and I'm getting married in the next few months. [more]
favorited 53 times, recently by jessca84
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

It strikes me that maybe I find this mean-spirited, unoriginal, and painfully unfunny because I have a cat and would literally kill babies to keep the li'l dude safe. I am offended by this because I have a baby and would kill kittens to… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by beandip
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I'm currently sitting in a hammock on the shores of lake atitlan in guatemala, which has kayaking and hikes up the volcanos that surround the lake. The most expensive hotel in town is like thirty dollars a night, with gorgeous lake side views. You… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by inatizzy
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I spent three months in Central America last summer. 1. San Juan del sur is touristy, but neither dangerous nor a hell-hole. There was a lot of partying and drugs there, though. Not at all tranquil. That said, if you go to one of the resort-y… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by tango!
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Yeah, I'm called bullshit on this recipe. Finely-crafted satire. Nothing gets past you guys. [more]
favorited 28 times, recently by languagehat
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

"Austerity" has nothing to do with cutting debt. It's just 'cutting taxes on the wealthy', 'cutting services for the poor'. It's still Keynesian economics, but for the benefit of a tiny, tiny percentage of the population. It's working… [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by clawsoon
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

She's very young, so she hasn't been guarded with you. You are mistaking this for her showing a particular interest in you. Honestly, by the time she's in her twenties, she won't be talking freely to men she doesn't want to have a relationship… [more]
favorited 91 times, recently by Alexandra Michelle
Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Techno is something one needs to learn to enjoy. When i first started going to EDM clubs, I couldn't even tell the difference between one song and another, because I was so used to the rockist perspective of focusing on singers and lyrics, and… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Jpfed
MeFi comment - 3 months ago


I am also trying to understand why women see it in such a negative light. I think any time your partner spends a large amount of time essentially ignoring you while you're right there is going to be irritating. And I think any compulsive… [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by Queen of Spreadable Fats
Ask MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Empath, tap me! This is literally the best thing ever. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by msalt
MetaTalk comment - 4 months ago

Balearic is distinctly not a genre in the sense that most people consider music genres, it's more of a mood, or a style of djing. It's actually about drawing from multiple genres to create a particular feel or emotion. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by filthy light thief
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

I think actually a lot of people ask themselves "Is this depression or am I just worthless?" Anybody who asks this question is probably suffering from depression, imo. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by Aravis76
Ask MeFi comment - 4 months ago

You don't actually have to burn the body to have a funereal bonfire. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Bruce H.
Ask MeFi comment - 4 months ago

I think one thing that people are doing in this thread is lumping all of Europe together like it was this monolithic entity that had a big meeting and decided to go conquer the planet. Europe at the dawn of the age of exploration and the… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by Quagkapi
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Also like how they drew out the "Amazing Amy" idea, this sense that we are all just playing out these fantasy characters that do the things we want to do and are the way we want to be. The movie seems to large concern itself with… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by tel3path
FanFare comment - 6 months ago

Amen Brother
favorited 23 times, recently by Divest_Abstraction
MeFi post - 6 months ago

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