Question: do players not on your 'pitch' matter? What's the point of having them sit as substitutes? posted to MetaTalk by ageispolisat 1:04 AM on June 13, 2010
Ah, thanks for the clarification. Does that mean it would be a better strategy to keep your third-string goalie and your bottom defenders/mids/forwards as 1-point New Zealanders? It doesn't seem likely they'll ever be needed on the pitch and it would give you more points to get better players. posted to MetaTalk by ageispolisat 12:20 PM on June 13, 2010
I just wanted to say that I enjoy this new feature.
At first I was little peeved at the sudden change. Then I happy that I was able to toggle it off with the preferences, so I did that. But then I thought, what the hell? I might as well try it out.
And it's great! It does not privilege any opinions, which makes for a less mob-like popularity contest read of MeFi. I hope it stays and that it becomes the norm around here.... [more] posted to MetaTalk by ageispolisat 1:28 PM on November 3, 2009
Keep in mind that Dawkins writes mainly against the Jewish/Muslim/Christian faiths. He writes against using religion as a means to control, against baseless superstitions, and against simplified conceptions of a "personal" God. (I personally think he's correct to call such stuff unfounded and probably untrue. He certainly sounds more sane than Eagleton.)
But there are other ways to define God that coincide just fine with science.... [more] posted to MetaTalk by ageispolisat 6:25 PM on August 20, 2009
6.44 It is not how things are in the world that is mystical, but that it exists.
6.52 We feel that even when all possible scientific questions have been answered, the problems of life remain completely untouched. Of course there are no questions left, and this itself is the answer. posted to MetaTalk by ageispolisat 6:33 PM on August 20, 2009
Retard sounds very schoolyard. I prefer the high-witted slanderous term "dingleberry", or its politically correct form, "person(s) with dingle in their berry". posted to MetaTalk by ageispolisat 11:36 AM on August 7, 2009
This is the best, and most productive, callout thread I've ever seen
It also turned out to be the most boring callout thread ever. posted to MetaTalk by ageispolisat 2:48 PM on August 7, 2009
A picture essay in The Times Magazine on Sunday and an expanded slide show on nytimes.com entitled "Ruins of the Second Gilded Age" showed large housing construction projects across the United States that came to a halt, often half-finished, when the housing market collapsed. The introduction said that the photographer, a freelancer based in Bedford, England,... [more] posted to MetaTalk by ageispolisat 2:40 PM on July 8, 2009
(that reader is YOU bullshitguy!!) posted to MetaTalk by ageispolisat 2:41 PM on July 8, 2009
What is the purpose of posting one of these alleged [placeholder] comments?
Please note that this comment is not intended to be a [placeholder] of any sort. posted to MetaTalk by ageispolisat 2:59 PM on July 8, 2009
You can probably go ahead and change the sidebar to Correlation? Causality. posted to MetaTalk by ageispolisat 3:30 PM on July 8, 2009
Random House offered a refund for A Million Little Pieces. Will Aperture do the same? Will they at least change the message in future publications of the book? posted to MetaTalk by ageispolisat 3:19 PM on July 10, 2009
I'd be interested in a new writing subsite. Stories, articles, poetry, & prose contributed by members. Sort of like MeMu but without the music, just the words and the spaces between them. posted to MetaTalk by ageispolisat 1:22 PM on May 10, 2009
And the lesson from all this? Heavy-handed editorilizing and the blatent shill for organizatios leads to delicious recipes for red pepper sauce. posted to MetaTalk by ageispolisat 2:05 PM on January 15, 2009
I ate so much frickin' turkey that I got a stomachache, headache, and later got all feverish late into the night. Then came the vivid dreams of working on a Kashmiri construction site. It was joyous. posted to MetaTalk by ageispolisat 11:09 AM on December 26, 2008
Happy Thanksgiving American MeFites. We got our American pal over and we're cooking him an atypical thanksgiving feast of roast duck... with stuffing, cranberries, potatoes, and eggnog. posted to MetaTalk by ageispolisat 7:15 PM on November 27, 2008
Seconding all Canadian citizens to contact whatever connections you have, be it governmental or the mainstream media. When I attended the Forum for Young Canadians, as a naive aspiring teen politician, a group of us conversed with some protestors outside of parliament (of a minority I cannot remember) who had documents upon documents outlining the plight of their family members (many with dual citizenships) in dire need across the globe, being tried and potentially executed. They were asking... [more] posted to MetaTalk by ageispolisat 2:27 PM on November 19, 2008
Gyan: I'll be in Mumbai on the 17th. I'll be travelling the country by train extensively for the next few months and would love to meet fellow MeFites anywhere along the way. I know this isn't AskMeFi, but do any of you have any personal recommendations of places to visit? (I'm very, very excited!) posted to MetaTalk by ageispolisat 5:22 PM on January 9, 2008
Covers are fine, samples are fine. The more covers on MeFiMusic, the better. They're a great way to hear interpretations of songs we know and love by people not too different from us. You know, like how songs used to be: passed around, shared, sung by all, and not selfishly hoarded to yield a profit. As for samples, samples are instruments in themselves. Technology has allowed musicians to lift soundwaves from previously recorded work and manipulate them to create something new. Not... [more] posted to MetaTalk by ageispolisat 6:16 PM on November 28, 2007