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Don't even get me started on the Red Cross. Ok, do. And I will. Only because I feel strongly that the ARC does not deserve your support. Shift your efforts elsewhere. I was involved in the post-Sandy relief efforts with the ARC. I went as a… [more]
favorited 281 times, recently by NorthernAutumn, WeX Majors
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

I'm sorry for being so lazy as to not be able to offer anything other than personal experience, but I would like to offer some observations that I am certain to have contributed to pay gaps, though I am absolutely unsure to what extent. First: yes,… [more]
favorited 20 times, recently by ocherdraco
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

First: I hope everyone reporting in here is doing ok, and mentally and physically surviving strongly. Especially glad to hear that things aren't as bad as initially thought, Pater Aletheias, and am very sorry that you're going through this. Having… [more]
favorited 22 times, recently by mrbill, a fiendish thingy, a non mouse, a cow herd, gingerbeer, GenjiandProust, zachlipton, arcticseal, biggreenplant, Spathe Cadet, flibbertigibbet, Mavri, SuperSquirrel, gudrun, dancestoblue, shapes that haunt the dusk, ZeusHumms, haltingproblemsolved, longdaysjourney, fluffy battle kitten, The corpse in the library, vrakatar, Fig
MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

In response to a couple of the comments above: if you haven't already done so, please check out MeFightClub. It's a group of gamers from MeFi, and oh-so-much more! Enrolling will immediately unlock the following benefits: - ACCESS to a forum that… [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by Grither, runcibleshaw, sewellcm, Mr Bismarck, tobascodagama, The Nutmeg of Consolation, mordax, SageLeVoid, vanar sena, sysinfo, genpfault, ActingTheGoat, Fizz
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Heligoland. Planet-struck and spellbound. The wreck of matter, and the crash of worlds. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by jokeefe, KingEdRa
MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

What you and your father have experienced is completely unacceptable. What's supposed to happen is this: - Your father's physicians should be communicating with you with your requests when you are present at the bedside. - They should be… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by sapere aude, JimN2TAW, Lycaon_pictus, iminurmefi, augustimagination, adiabat, tipsyBumblebee
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Whoops, forgot to include cardiac bypass surgery, 2015 in the example's section for surgeries. Also would including city/state/phone numbers of the listed MDs. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by JimN2TAW
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I think SyraCarol is on the right track. There's a ton of work to be done prior to pursuing any project/study, which would be difficult for anyone whether or not they have a background in research. Projects involving chart reviews alone, or… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by strangely stunted trees
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Whoops, forgot to paste this from notes, which are some things you can prep ahead of time for discussions you may have with the folks you speak with: - Draft proposal, be brief, ensure your name and all contact info is on it - Single-line… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Iteki
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

All right. This is going to be long and I'll try to summarize it all at the end. Basically, I'm gonna give you the best advice for Vegas you will hear, ever, because if you follow my advice, you will: - Always leave Vegas a winner - Make many… [more]
favorited 681 times, recently by Charity Garfein, The demon that lives in the air, guybrush_threepwood, sharp pointy objects, comealongpole, SyraCarol, knownassociate
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

There are two things I've done wrong for most of my life. My folks came over from Korea, and I was born a year after they'd arrived. I grew up in a traditional Korean household, as the oldest of three boys, and was tasked with the duties and… [more]
favorited 611 times, recently by bunnysquirrel, suelac, backwards compatible, The demon that lives in the air, bryon, plonkee
Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Plus you'd leave a grand canyon filled with jerky for subsequent hungry civilizations to enjoy. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Artw, zippy
MeFi comment - Last month

I will always love anything associated with Dean Devlin, ever since he played the part of Milton in Real Genius, who makes out with a student of the Wanda Trossler School of Beauty after rubbing lotion on her right leg on stage at the Tanning… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by Pronoiac, wintermind, Hairy Lobster, BrashTech, abulafa, shapes that haunt the dusk, MrVisible, skycrashesdown, djeo, chavenet, jenkinsEar
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

He's possibly more noticeable as the student who freaks out and runs out of the room during the "studying for finals" montage. posted by Chrysostom at 23:57 on July 7 [4 favorites +] [!] Actually, that's Cornell, played by Randolph… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by juniper
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

At work, I still perform dictations where I speak into a phone dialed in to a transcription line. Someone listens to it, then transcribes. It's like magic. What I say includes punctuation. I'm not sure it has to, but it makes for accurate… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by asperity
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

This whole MeFite Club has gotten awesomely totally out of control. Witness the number of people who are involved from all over the world, the main forum and multiple side projects and the hard work that's gone into maintaining them (thanks, stav!),… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by Samizdata
MetaTalk comment - 2 months ago

YOHA! I think the trick is to have a very brief introductory word or phrase, then a less brief explanation or excuse for your absence. Then transition into a verbose reason for writing. The reason why I think this works is because it sets the… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Keysig
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Oh boy. At the risk of going all bananas and offending audiophiles, I'll try to answer: - put the satellites wherever they sound best for you - point them in whichever direction that sounds best for you - use whatever EQ software you have on your… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by mavrik, bongo_x, soundguy99
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I completely agree with flabdablet, and have demo'd and owned many pieces of new and old "high-end" audio gear. Ultimately, however, I've gotta say that whatever the price, or whatever the objective characteristics and build quality of any… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by soundguy99
Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

To be sure, there's been a lot of media coverage about swatting, negative outcomes and (WARNING: graphic images/violence, NYTimes video:)coverage of SWAT team actions, and the word "SWAT" calls to mind law enforcement officers driving in… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by asperity, If only I had a penguin..., Lycaon_pictus, mimi, metaseeker, ramenopres
Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Thanks for the quick responses, even if they make me feel like I'm delusional (I really do hear the "fff" sound, independent of the visuals). Regardless, I'll trust the consensus and acknowledge that my brain could be playing tricks on me! [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by asperity
Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

It is pretty much that simple. When you purchase the domain, you can opt to purchase things like E-mail hosting that'll allow you to make a bunch of mailboxes/e-mail addresses for your family, and host a web site. Creating a site is easy these… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by travertina, straw
Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

US-based physician here, and I've found myself in a very similar mindset. Hopefully you're finding some comfort in the comments here. And give yourself some credit and pat yourself on the back for taking a very productive first step in talking about… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by armadillo1224, M.
Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Been there, seen it, done it. My advice: GET OUT OF SCHOOL. Meaning: stop hanging out with your classmates. Go explore town, make friends outside of school. Don't run around wearing your ID badge, or scrubs, or god forbid your white coat. You've… [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by stoneandstar
Ask MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Very basically: the muscles to bend our fingers are all the way up in our forearms. Amaze and astound your friends and kids by having them relax their arm/hand/fingers on a table, palm side up, grabbing their forearm a few inches away from the wrist,… [more]
favorited 16 times, recently by FireFountain, bru, kmt, radsqd, eckeric, doop, craven_morhead, roguepotato, INFJ, lungtaworld, Faintdreams, mule98J, drunkonthemoon, cooker girl, Ruki, rhizome
MetaTalk comment - 4 months ago

All right. This is going to be long and I'll try to summarize it all at the end. Basically, I'm gonna give you the best advice for Vegas you will hear, ever, because if you follow my advice, you will: - Always leave Vegas a winner - Make many..… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by maryr, Fig, radwolf76, Iris Gambol, DevilsAdvocate
MetaTalk comment - 4 months ago

Holy crap there are a lot of great comments here! Thanks for corralling these together, WCityMike! [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Fig, sockermom
MetaTalk comment - 5 months ago

God, I love this stuff. These days it's so easy to realize that there's so much music out there that's easily accessible and easily missed. When I listen to computermusic like this it takes me back to my childhood in a way that nothing else does: not… [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by JHarris, wenestvedt, Iridic, MASTERBOOTRECORD, gemmy, daisyk, Two unicycles and some duct tape, Chunder, signal, vanar sena
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Opioid dependency and the treatment of acute and chronic pain are challenging, non-binary issues: people aren't simply addicts or resistant to addiction, and response to narcotics vary. It's challenging to treat because of this and reasons… [more]
favorited 22 times, recently by Joe in Australia, LizBoBiz, hazyjane, flibbertigibbet, math, dancestoblue, fshgrl, zachlipton, Halloween Jack, carsonb, virago, rmd1023, tirutiru, Dashy, dorothyisunderwood, snickerdoodle, teleri025, thetarium, smoke, Rosie M. Banks, latkes, thelonius
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Jesus Fucking Christ this article makes me so angry. So angry that I checked myself before I wrecked myself and checked the date of publication, then found my anger growing anew. It's not that it's terribly sad, which it is, or that it stirs up a… [more]
favorited 24 times, recently by quercus23, gemmy, flibbertigibbet, Errant, vjpdx, ocherdraco, zachlipton, colorblock sock, en forme de poire, blucevalo, peacheater, narancia, cotton dress sock, docpops, forza, MonkeyToes, Caduceus, arcolz, clawsoon, cadge, thetarium, emf, Lyn Never, sockermom
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

I've been to Cuba and other "less safe" places. I have a fancy DSLR with fancy lenses. When I travel, I bring one prime lens (35mm), and use a BlackRapid camera strap that makes it easier to walk/hike/explore and has the added benefit of… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by ldthomps, chewbud, ridgerunner
Ask MeFi comment - 5 months ago

There was nothing artsy when once, many years ago, I had rubbed my index finger along my nose and dipped it in a friend's Guinness in an effort to ease its drinkability through the dissipation of the beer's head. Like I had done before with untamable… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by MidStream, Faint of Butt, spinturtle, superelastic, wires, Just this guy, y'know, wenestvedt, h00py
MeFi comment - 6 months ago

You ever meet someone you're attracted to but know that things would never work out in the long run? Where you have coffee, or dinner, or museum hop, or quiet nights in? Where you've got the hots for someone who looks sharp and has a sharper wit,… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by wintersonata9
Ask MeFi comment - 6 months ago

The Battle of Yavin. BBY Zero-Zero. … I imagine death fears even the Empire’s armory This is where it gets me: in my ship The Death Star’s ahead of me If this is the end of me at least I’ve Wedge Antilles X-Wings at our hands, a squadron,… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by thelonius, burden
MeFi comment - 7 months ago

First: palm salsa. Second: I agree with the above: cover up the steering wheel. Attempting to use any cleaners or solvents will only add to the now-complicating, multi-layered smell penetrating your steering wheel. The smell will worsen. It will be… [more]
favorited 19 times, recently by silla moonfish
Ask MeFi comment - 7 months ago

It is my belief, as a frequent consumer and connoisseur of noodles, that the instructions to add the flavor packet at the end of the cooking process is to prevent the denaturation of proteins within the powdered soup packet. You may notice that… [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 months ago

Update: we've broken records, raising a total of $6402 this year. I love you all. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 8 months ago

WHY KOREANS LOVE SPAM This may or may not be true as I'd heard this from my father, though over the years the things he's told me that've been questionable or embellished have turned out to be true (eg: me being a Medicaid baby, born at dawn with… [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 months ago

Excellent suggestions above. The problem with trying to maintain everything is that there's, well, everything. One could drive oneself bananas trying to keep track of all that we should keep track of, in an effort to a) be efficient, b) be timely,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 9 months ago

Just popping in for a quick response and maybe raise some ideas that people should consider. One thing that people should keep in mind is that all questions on AskMe are visible by everyone, including non-MeFi members. Everyone. So when some… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 9 months ago

It's easy for me, or anyone else, to say this: don't feel guilty. I had a cat who had diabetes, diagnosed after a friend pointed out that he was losing weight, which I attributed to a successful regimen of diet and laser-pointer exercise:… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 9 months ago

The ACCP released a super mega awesome set of guidelines and recommendations that braced the medical world by the shoulders firmly and shook it til our bowels quaked a couple of years ago. You can look here for some search results and reading… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 11 months ago

I'll be at Justice & 5:45 @ Spice N Vice. Will also be at the ESD/Medical stations at various times of the week. Feel free to MeMail me for my schedule, which is most definitely subject to change, if you foresee injury on specific dates/times/nights. [more]
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IRL comment - Last year

Wow. Color me excited! Just got back in from watching the Pleiades after a hellish work month. Didn't even know that the trailer was released until a fellow meteor-shower-watcher told me it was out, and as soon as we bid adieu to the rest of the crew,… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Agree with Cosine, above. Power ratings are wonky. Back in the 80s, receivers would tout 200W/channel. Granted, they were stereo/2-channel. My 5.1 home theater receiver puts out 80w/channel. My home stereo for turntable puts out 125w/channel… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last year

Just so you know, that's *Brockles* right there. His wisdom feels wise because it is wise. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last year

Ok, I'm going to try to address this in two^H^H^Hthree parts, with the second being a practical experience, and the third being a distillation of what preceded. Part One, or: my original response. I can't think of an easy answer to this. We all… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last year

I enjoyed this interview a bunch, and appreciate that there's a bit more space to breathe when it comes to new-Trek Sulu being gay. Much of what I'd read about this and the cast's interaction with George Takei seemed to consist of single-line quotes… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

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