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If you had told me when I was working for a grocery store mopping floors and stocking shelves, that I could have a job sitting on the Internet all day, I'd have done it for HALF the money I was making then, but the way this economy works, I'm making... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by asperity
MeFi comment - 4 ¾ hours ago

Moving in with someone because of financial reasons when I wasn't completely happy with my relationship was one of the worst decisions I've ever made. Had nothing to do with alcoholism, but it was a mess when the inevitable happened.... [more]
favorited 20 times, recently by magdalemon
Ask MeFi comment - 14 hours ago

If we're voting on liveblogging, I vote no. To me, it's just noise. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by sevenyearlurk, politikitty, Ivan Fyodorovich, thivaia
MetaTalk comment - 17 hours ago

This is an amount of money that is worth paying a competent tax attorney to advise you on. [more]
favorited 31 times, recently by Blasdelb, spaltavian, polychora, blueberry, mazienh, showbiz_liz, klangklangston, joboe, cooker girl, beignet, DirtyOldTown, lonefrontranger, furtive, sparklemotion, acoutu, telophase, randomnity, ghharr, corb, heldincontempt, Snarl Furillo, Hanuman1960, amaire, chrchr, chicxulub, matildatakesovertheworld, asperity, xingcat, grouse, Etrigan, mattu
Ask MeFi comment - More than 18 hours ago

Also, Jesus Christ people with the spoilers in this thread. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by billiebee, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED
MetaTalk comment - 2 days ago

Duncan Sheik - I am barely breathing? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by anildash
Ask MeFi comment - 2 days ago

I don't get the disconnect people are having with Fey and Seinfeld's net worth. Seinfeld was regularly pulling in 30-35 million viewers per episode. Its finale was watched by 76 million people! 30 rock barely broke 7 million viewers at its peak... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by the dief, joseph conrad is fully awesome, bendybendy
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

I see it quite a bit with people who seem to have absolutely no tools for dealing with other people. I suspect, based on what I know about some of my friends who serially get into to those sorts of situations, that a lot of them were abused or were... [more]
favorited 33 times, recently by rada, susiswimmer, justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow, haltingproblemsolved
MetaTalk comment - 3 days ago

Can someone write a script to automatically parse my comments for negative words and automatically post eponysterical after it? It seems like it comes up enough that it would result in significant time savings.... [more]
favorited 17 times, recently by rada, scrump, papafrita, en forme de poire, arcticwoman, Garm, Rock Steady, latkes, zarq, lenny70, haltingproblemsolved, munchingzombie, Rhaomi
MetaTalk comment - 3 days ago

Using askme as therapy?
favorited 13 times, recently by sperose, univac, keli, Blasdelb, emilynoa, Green With You, taichiofthedamned, lokta, jenfullmoon, agregoli, Melismata, sweetkid, neat graffitist
MetaTalk post - 3 days ago

Sunday's Gloomy
favorited 34 times, recently by Multicellular Exothermic
MeFi post - 4 days ago

"I know you said you want to be friends, but do you really want to just be friends or do you want to date, because if you want to date, we can date." Ordinarily that wouldn't be the way to approach it, but you met him on a... [more]
favorited 23 times, recently by yohko, whimsicalnymph, Dolukhanova, lalochezia, blueberry, mothershock, bquarters, wats, woodvine, randomnity, haplesschild, Twicketface, Jess the Mess, dawkins_7, adamp88, J. Wilson, black_lizard, enlivener, Serene Empress Dork, Otter_Handler, peacheater, smoke, DeadFlagBlues
Ask MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Republican Spain A republic is kind of not anarchy by definition. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by IAmBroom
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Being conquered is a failure of an anarchist state, because a lack of security is basically the defining feature of anarchy. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by IAmBroom, zombieflanders, strangely stunted trees, Cannon Fodder, iotic
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Okay, for the 3rd time in 24 hours, I'm going to say that Portal is the Citizen Kane of the art form. It's also a good test-case for the process by which human beings learn new concepts. No one, after all, has ever seen or used a portal before.... [more]
favorited 77 times, recently by olya
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

I think hunter s thompson was more of a shaman than a journalist. I think there is tremendous social value in people who can be that fucked up all the time and report back from the 'other side' as it were. The personal toll on him and those that... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by JHarris
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

In Central America, I wouldn't say it's anarchy, but maybe there are places that are anarchy-ish. The police are there but corrupt and ineffective. I was in places where armed gangs were openly patrolling the streets, where people's homes were... [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by klangklangston, philip-random, Golden Eternity, bird internet, Rosie M. Banks, JHarris, rue72
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

On the other hand, I went to the Japanese cultural festival in dc after the cherry blossom parade, and was in line behind a bunch of American teenagers dressed as Japanese video game characters, in tribute, I assume, so we got that going for us.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by DoctorFedora
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

An instrumental electronica genre that's just a few years old is now getting massive national radio play. It's been around for over ten years, and already had big success in hip-hop radio. Nobody called it electronica until white... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by gucci mane
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

It could also be dengue fever, btw. It could also just be the flu. You really need to go to an urgent care clinic. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Wolfster
Ask MeFi comment - 8 days ago

At first I thought this was pretty funny. I then recalled that the central plot of True Detective was about child abuse and decided that this was just another tone deaf example of marketing deciding that "hey, that thing is popular. Let's do... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by DanCall, dialetheia, zardoz, the jam, sweetkid, awesomelyglorious
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

Physics stack exchange is probably the best place, as long as he can phrase his ideas as questions. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by sebastienbailard
Ask MeFi comment - 8 days ago

If you don't want ask mefi to diagnose your kid for you, you probably shouldn't have posted a list of symptoms. Maybe to run off a derail, let's just emphasize the actual question a second time: Assuming this craziness keeps up, and... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by schroedinger, sweetkid, lokta, jbenben
Ask MeFi comment - 9 days ago

Sometimes somebody who thinks an essay is a bit crap just thinks it's a bit crap. It's not like I go out of my way to pass judgment on essays, but this one was being widely touted as the standard for getting into all of your country's top schools,... [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by junques, glasseyes, lokta
MetaTalk comment - 9 days ago

As an atheist who is a lapsed Irish catholic, I'd wince if you started going off on Catholics, because you're talking about my family. Nothing to do with being religious at all.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Sara C.
Ask MeFi comment - 10 days ago

I wouldn't recommend Puerto Viejo for a 5 year old unless you stay outside the town itself. It can be a little bit rowdy, since it's kind of a party town. I wouldn't recommend Antigua either for a 5 year old, since there isn't much to do for a kid,... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by briar0rose
Ask MeFi comment - 10 days ago

Borderland
favorited 62 times, recently by fizzix, alyxstarr, bibliogrrl, The Salaryman, desert_laundry, ORthey, argonauta, tsharpoon, Lapin, nacho fries, vespertine, jokeefe, Jumpin Jack Flash, Lexica, caaaaaam, ramix, Mistress, mlis, of strange foe, MikeKD, i_have_a_computer, jjjjjjjijjjjjjj, charlesminus
MeFi post - 10 days ago

If you're just getting started and this is a learning exercise, you are probably wasting energy trying to learn how flash works. It's a dead platform. Stick with javascript, IMO.... [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by anaelith, destructive cactus, oceanjesse, dirtdirt, wikipedia brown boy detective, fifthrider, miss tea, XMLicious
Ask MeFi comment - 10 days ago

Best 'responsible' used car for less than $10k?
favorited 21 times, recently by ichomp
Ask MeFi post - 11 days ago

I paid $25 for a plate of jamon y queso on la gran via in Madrid, and while I am fairly sure I over paid, it was still fucking delicious. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by deadbilly, jsavimbi
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

Also -- there's no reason kids can't also, listen to music from 10 years ago, if that's what you're familiar with. When I was a teenager and listening to heavy metal in the late 80s, I was really into black sabbath and zeppelin, too. It would not... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by lalochezia, Jilder, Old Man McKay, fifthrider, drjimmy11, spinturtle
Ask MeFi comment - 11 days ago

I found it interesting how many of the posters in that thread have completely lost track of what "easy to understand and explain" means. Math stack exchange is really not for the general reader.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by angusiguess
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

Not only that, but it seems like if I start a relationship by being into someone and showing it, they are interested but not really committed. But if I break up with them or am otherwise non committal, and then give them another chance, then they... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Ruthless Bunny
Ask MeFi comment - 11 days ago

And when you lie, you won't just lie. You will say, "Bob, we've known each other all our lives. Your mother practically raised me as her second son. I was the best man at your wedding. You donated the kidney that saved my child's life. What... [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by suprenant
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

I've been kind of curious why he skipped over the philosophy of the bible itself. There is certainly at the very least some ethical philosophy being practiced in the New Testament. Seems bizarre to spend seven chapters on Augustine and none on Paul... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by rebent
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

I have two playing cards, lets say the queen of hearts and the king of spades. I put each card in an envelope, shuffle the envelopes, and send one of them to my friend in New york and one to my friend in Seattle. After they receive them, I call my... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Golden Eternity
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

I guess we can agree to disagree on how valuable to society keeping a distributed ledger is. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by heathkit
MeFi comment - 13 days ago

RIP Frankie Knuckles.
favorited 53 times, recently by grefo
MeFi post - 13 days ago

The Department of Homeland Security has a $61 billion annual budget for 2013. It didn't exist at all until late December 2002. Well yes and no. It's various parts all existed prior to 2002 and had a sizable budget. And it's not primarily... [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by schmod
MeFi comment - 13 days ago

The History of Threes
favorited 34 times, recently by lizarrd
MeFi post - 14 days ago

He doesn't think quantum theory is garbage, just that the weird results are evidence that it's not completely correct. Some people go the other way and insist that the superposition of the dead/living cat has to be actually true. People... [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by seyirci, mubba, Rangi, Hello Dad, I'm in Jail, justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow
MeFi comment - 14 days ago

Damn man. Take a deep breath. Relax. It'll either happen or it won't. I know this is probably going to be really hard advice to take, but stop obsessing about it, keep busy and keep living your life. Don't build up this potential relationship into... [more]
favorited 16 times, recently by thischarmingirl
Ask MeFi comment - 14 days ago

I love me some Chipotle, but my SO and I have noticed every time we've gone in the past year or so, the workers have been more... distracted? Do you live in Colorado?... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by buriednexttoyou
MeFi comment - 14 days ago

Browser version of threes. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by junques
MeFi comment - 14 days ago

The subatomic predictions, yes. The macroscopic predictions that come from extending the theory beyond the subatomic scale are the ones I was calling "weird". Infinite universes and cats that are simultaneously dead and alive are still... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by OnceUponATime
MeFi comment - 14 days ago

who texts people while there's a monster in their house i mean really [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by zixyer
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

There is a monster in my house. What do? April 4, 2014 1:15 AM It has a face that isn't a face and it's calling my name with a deep booming voice. I'm hiding in the pantry with a kitchen knife. My question is this: How do I appropriately... [more]
favorited 33 times, recently by bpt, webmutant, Cash4Lead, Monochrome, svenni, vickyverky
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Yeah it actually looks better on the phone than the computer, now that I'm looking at it. The sparse text works a lot better on a small screen. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Mistress
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

That the government shouldn't be marrying anybody, and marriage is a religious right. It doesn't make sense for there to be government sanctioned baptisms, nor does it make sense for there to be government sanctioned marriages. What.... [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by Apocryphon
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Moderates give extremists their footing. This is complete bullshit. Moderates are moderate, and radicals don't give a shit what they think. As a side issue to this, I wish people would stop accusing 'moderates' of merely splitting the... [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by Apocryphon
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

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