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Buying for potlucks.
favorited 7 times, recently by xenization, matticulate, silverstatue
Ask MeFi post - 2 months ago

What's the best way to get to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco via public transit?
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Ask MeFi post - 4 months ago

What equipment were you using that night? Bodies: Canon 5D, DReb XT. Lenses: 16-35/2.8, 24/1.4, 85/1.2. Speedlite 430EX. Okay, please tell me how to take pictures like that. This is not a rhetorical compliment. I really want to... [more]
favorited 247 times, recently by marguerite, junques, evoque, Gordafarin, turaho, Errant
MetaTalk comment - 10 months ago

Most here knew Eric by his rather large MeFi reputation as WolfDaddy. A lucky handful have had the opportunity to spend time with him in person. I met him in person at MeFi10 in New Orleans, and for my part, one of my favorite experiences ever was... [more]
favorited 81 times, recently by revi, a shrill fucking shitstripe, zarq, ocherdraco, papafrita, mindless progress, gemmy, unbearablylight, lauranesson, infinite intimation, limeonaire, Sand Reckoner, hazyjane, Cold Lurkey, SkylitDrawl, stillwater, Shepherd, MexicanYenta, camyram, GrammarMoses, fraula, zachlipton, Duke999R, zoinks, h00py, Carbolic, clockzero, safetyfork, ltracey, _dario, bibliogrrl, nenequesadilla, goshling, nuala, TrishaLynn, wenestvedt, deborah, Lynsey, Kat Allison, Space Kitty, librarina, heeeraldo, Sidhedevil, Mamapotomus, brujita, Optamystic, scody, jaybeans, shiu mai baby, youngergirl44, invitapriore, misha, darsh, Lexica, heyho, mrbill, tizzie, rbellon, verb, editorgrrl, madamjujujive, the_bone, Phire, maggieb, misskaz, batmonkey, flibbertigibbet, Floydd, absalom, ouke, readery, Rustic Etruscan, running order squabble fest, RolandOfEld, MCMikeNamara, ColdChef, hippybear, Rock Steady, muddgirl, Busithoth, dog food sugar
MetaTalk comment - 11 months ago

Mandatory warning: Ken Rockwell is well-known within many photographic circles for his -- how can I put it diplomatically -- "less than perfectly informed" opinions. For example, he'll frequently review equipment based on press releases... [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

What's the best simple lavalier microphone setup to use with DSLRs?
favorited 6 times, recently by {quick brown fox}, royboy, emjaybee, Slap*Happy, Sculthorpe, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED
Ask MeFi post - Last year

None need editing more than those new in love. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Once more into the breach: DaShiv photos, and a video.
favorited 21 times, recently by trip and a half, infinite intimation, Trurl, mullingitover, joe lisboa, PapaLobo, mygothlaundry, Sailormom, anastasiav, dogmom, Ivan Fyodorovich, tracicle, h00py, samthemander, LobsterMitten, loquacious, Kattullus, Space Kitty, not_on_display, mlis, gemmy
MetaTalk post - Two years ago

DaShiv -- the linked photo is fantastic. What's the secret to such a beautiful night time shot with the blurred street lights in the back? Thanks, but I had made a note that it was epimorph who took that shot. While I was hunched over the... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by bendy
MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

madcaptenor: "What the hell. I'm icosahedral and three out of my seven profile pictures were taken at metafilter meetups." Well of course, where else would one take OKCupid profile pictures?... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Lich queen? Looked more like a draugr cosplay. Fus Ro Dah [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by MikeKD, Ducks or monkeys, jquinby, roystgnr, grabbingsand
MeFi comment - Two years ago

"We believe that talking of ‘manipulation' is correct only when pixels are ‘moved', therefore when the minimum unit of a digital image is at least either replaced or cloned," says 10b on its website. "In these cases we can talk of... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by lisa g, Sailormom
MeFi comment - Two years ago

San Francisco meetup: Amber, 11/11/07.
favorited 3 times, recently by hydrobatidae
MetaTalk post - Two years ago

It's impossible to understand the gap between the 99% and the 1% without looking at the generational divide: The Pew study concluded: "People generally accumulate wealth as they age, so it is not unusual to find large age-based gaps on this... [more]
favorited 16 times, recently by sculpin, lucien_reeve, Snyder, ocherdraco, sheila t, Proofs and Refutations, overglow, dialetheia, showbiz_liz, futz, anthill, mrgrimm, p3on, Anything, 2bucksplus, furiousxgeorge
MeFi comment - Two years ago

I wish children could still be allowed to be "a funny little kid" without our cultural baggage of "underage girl who is topless". Shouldn't we as a culture be better at recognizing clear subject consent and an obvious non-sexual... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by doctor_negative, bongo_x
MeFi comment - Two years ago

Relevant cross-posts from the OWS thread: Congress responds to pepper spray usage against protesters at U.C. Davis. (satire) Students are treated for the pepper spray by the Davis Fire Department. charlie don't surf: "The police... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by radiosilents, Space Kitty, Devils Rancher, furiousxgeorge
MeFi comment - Two years ago

The latest XKCD illustrates how mind-numbingly huge the financial sector is. All those trillions of derivatives on the market dwarfing the entire global GDP, the world's total liquid assets, all of Earth's known oil reserves -- you name it.... [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by slogger, hydrophonic, Tehhund, Sourisnoire, infini
MeFi comment - Two years ago

Robert Hass, 70-year-old former U.S. Poet Laureate, writes in the New York Times about being beaten by police at Occupy Berkeley. After reading his account, I couldn't be prouder to be one of his former student poets. Beat poets indeed.... [more]
favorited 17 times, recently by fook, blueberry, JHarris, Space Kitty, movicont, palomar, brina, goethean, zardoz, iamkimiam, the_bone, Lemurrhea, rtha, ambrosia, sevenyearlurk, migurski, jeffburdges
MeFi comment - Two years ago

Congress responds to pepper spray usage against protesters at U.C. Davis. satire alert [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by mullingitover, problemspace, dhartung, symbioid, Big_B, grouse
MeFi comment - Two years ago

miyabo: "The great thing about comparing SAT scores is that they're on a normal scale." That's a faulty assumption. The distribution of all scores among the entire population, perhaps, but certainly not of the actual student... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by grouse, Space Kitty
MeFi comment - Two years ago

I'm all for advertising that paints in impressionable young minds a picture of John Galt as a trendy yuppie wearing colorful yoga pants. The more absurd, the better.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

I've retouched the photo to remove the glare on the glasses (as well as fixing the lighting and other odds and ends) and put everything on a plain black background. Version 1: Color balanced/corrected for color photo prints. [thumbnail] [original]... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by grouse
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

The problem is that raising wages is simply not a panacea to labor issues, much as we would like to see a decent living wage in the U.S. The reason tomato farmers were in Alabama to begin with was due to its competitive advantages: warm climate,... [more]
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MeFi comment - Two years ago

To the Moon was a lovely experience that doesn't quite live up to all the hype it's getting on the various gaming sites. A few takeaways: * Storytelling was handled superbly. The game did a much better job adding reveals and twists (such... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Librarygeek, quoquo, empath
MeFi comment - Two years ago

Ivan Fyodorovich: "Hey, DaShiv! It's great to see you! (EB, here, brand-new-day thing). I really liked the NO video, it makes me wish you had more of those. What kind of camera did you use?" Hey again EB! It was shot on a Canon... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by PapaLobo, Kattullus
MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

Thanks for the warm greetings. Mandyman, you obviously had a problem involving leftover pasta that only a stranger from the Internet could solve. I aim to serve. In compiling all these photos together in their nostalgic glory, it really struck me... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Space Kitty
MetaTalk comment - Two years ago

She's a very pretty girl and way out of my league Congratulations, you're dating the archetypal Hot But Crazy. You can pray that she'll eventually grow out of her narcissistic and spiteful streak, but you're best off doing what better... [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by idiomatika
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

OH NOES, now I won't be able to walk out my door without pushing my way through throngs of screaming fans and women throwing their panties at me! The horror! Actually, this has all been a pretty interesting process. The Reporter: By the time he... [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by brundlefly
MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

At 19, your first priority should be to become a more interesting person, which will expand your social sphere and lead to meeting more women. Trying to become a pick-up artist at 19 is like polishing a turd. Though you may catch some flies. Spend... [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by redtriskelion
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

That's nothing - I pubically accuse Matt of making up 17,000 user names and typing all their entries in obsessively so that people would be fooled into thinking that there's a real community here. Been there, done that.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Nothing's been decided yet. The Republicans always close strongly with their famed and well-established 72-hour GOTV operations. Voters may side with Obama by a large margin, but it's still up to Obama's supporters to get them out and turn potential... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

To answer your question, I shot the meetup with a Pentax K10D and DA 70/2.4. Why Pentax? I'm finding that I don't take my work Canon rig out for personal shooting nearly as much as I'd like to these days. Canon's f/1.2-1.4 L-primes and f/2.8... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

wemayfreeze: "It's about time Obama stops dipping into the fray. Wouldn't it be great if his campaign released an official statement saying, "I'm sure she didn't mean anything by it"? When he tries to capitalize on her gaffes he... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

delmoi: If she had been running the campaign she's been running lately after super Tuesday, she'd probably be the winner now No. The math: Super Tuesday decided the race. The video fails to give the proper context that the race has been... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Moloch whose mind is pure machinery. Moloch whose blood is running money. [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Use someone else's pics? Do NOT do this under any circumstance. Ever. Also: in the world of online dating, "I look better in person than in photos" is a FAR FAR better problem to have than "I look better in photos than... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

The 50mm POV is a tricky beast to use, a chameleon among lenses. It's boring and hard to make interesting photos with this POV. Most of the time it feels too long to me, while occasionally it feels too short -- and rarely just right. It took me... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Thanks for the compliments! how did the pics from Grassroots turn out? Not at all, really. It was a bad idea to try to start putzing around with the camera sometime past midnight, given all the drinking going on before then. How... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

Traveling to Taipei, Taiwan.
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Ask MeFi post - Over two years ago

flarbuse: "Well, it seems to be unfolding now, but there seem to be a large amount of people who are essentially saying that the nominee should be chosen by who received the majority of the delegates, not whether someone was able to reach... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Over two years ago

[I]t is clear to me that Metafilter is so partisan that it can't really view election issues clearly or with any distance. This was a really smart move for McCain, as long as she doesn't have something in her past that will come back to bite him.... [more]
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MeFi comment - Over two years ago

"If I had a choice, I would want to include these distrustful folks in finding solutions. I would prefer it if they understood. I would prefer it if they could see the long sequence of events that is going to address their fears and create the... [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

Ack, I'm a bad influence! normy's right on about Pentax/Minolta DSLR's having (relatively) great viewfinders -- the Nikon D70/D70s/D50 and Canon Rebel XT are simply wretched in that department. Having said that, it's not as big of a deal with... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Just as I predicted upthread: Hillary Clinton will be dropping the hammer on Palin:Advisers to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Sunday that Senator John McCain’s selection of Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska as his running mate would lead to a... [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

How to frame lots of large photos cheaply?
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Ask MeFi post - Five years ago

What would be a good lens for my girlfriend to replace the EFS 18-55? What does she prefer -- long reach or wide view? Extended zoom range or extended aperture range? (i.e. larger aperture lenses with the ability to shoot under less light.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

"The figures she quotes tell a grim story. In America today there are 18 million single men over 35 - but 28 million single woman in that age bracket." On that note, I'm looking for a publisher for my book, Find a Wife After... [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

For best results, you'll need to rephrase in the question in the form of an actual plan: 1) Email mathowie and allkindsoftime to see which date works best for them and which parts of the city works best within their transportation constraints; 2)... [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

Favorites: 8393 You hit your favorite limit for the day your $5. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Five years ago

>> You know, I think there's also a very good case to be made that this may motivate Hillary Clinton to work even harder to elect Barack Obama. > What the fuck is Hillary Clinton supposed to do at this point, exactly? I'm... [more]
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MeFi comment - Five years ago

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