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High resolution images of The Garden of Earthly Delights

Hieronymus Bosch's amazing painting, The Garden of Earthly Delights. Exceptional detail, zoom in or out inside the painting. There are many stories hidden behind the images inside the painting. Click on the white text boxes to listen to and/or read the stories.
posted by nickyskye to MetaFilter on Feb 6 at 3:26 PM
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What are the most "artsy" animated films that I should watch?

What are the most "artsy" animated films that I should watch? I am interested in experiencing animation that is not the same Hollywood style. Any suggestions would be most welcome.
posted by mortaddams to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 8 at 1:19 PM
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I need a Great [not necessarily American] Novel, damn it.

[Book recommendation filter] Must be literary. Must be wildly absorbing. Ensemble casts of characters preferred but not required. The longer, the better. Did it sweep YOU off your feet? Tell me about it!
posted by nightrecordings to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 6 at 3:35 PM
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Down these mean streets a man must go


JET SET RADIOOOOOOOOOOOO


How could I have known that murder could sometimes smell like FREE NOIR?

60 Free Film Noir movies, courtesy of MetaFilter favorite Open Culture.
posted by MoonOrb to MetaFilter on Feb 9 at 7:20 PM
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one weird trick that makes a novel addictive


What to expect when you're . . . a gal getting up there.

I'm looking for anecdata about, basically, the different things that start going wrong in your body at different ages. So that they aren't COMPLETE surprises to me when they show up. Examples might be: "Dad started to develop incontinance at age 79" and "my nose hairs turned grey and started to need extra trimming at age 63".
posted by Anonymous to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 6 at 2:02 PM
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FUCK ME I MADE PLANS TONIGHT


A Questionable Business Plan

Buymeonce.com is a website that sells things you should only have to buy once, because they have a lifetime guarantee, lifetime repairs, or are just very well made.
posted by chesty_a_arthur to MetaFilter on Feb 8 at 8:00 PM
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HTML V = IR

Paul Falstad's stable of science and engineering visualizations has been MeFi-celebrated as recently as 2005 and 2006. Sadly, with Java applets on death's door, they're largely inaccessible today. What remains? A lovingly HTML-Fived and expanded electronic circuit simulator, a gleaming key to understanding hundreds of different circuits and components.
posted by tss to MetaFilter on Feb 7 at 4:03 PM
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Shaking up my comfort zone

I'm after a bunch of things I can make to challenge myself that aren't expensive or dangerous that will give me some level of discomfort.
posted by b33j to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 5 at 4:35 PM
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How to gamify budgeting?

We've finally decided that we need to spend less money. Yay! How can we make this more fun?
posted by EtTuHealy to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 5 at 6:13 AM
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What is a dungeon?

WRITE YOUR OWN FANTASY GAME FOR YOUR MICROCOMPUTER (PDF) is a beautifully illustrated guide to programming (what else) fantasy roleplaying games on early personal computer hardware, along with its companion WRITE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE PROGRAMS (also PDF), covering text adventures. Hat tip to the game design Tumblr Put Games Here for the original link.
posted by codacorolla to MetaFilter on Feb 9 at 5:19 AM
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Folding and securing paper to function as its own enclosure

‘Letterlocking refers to the folding and securing of any writing surface (such as papyrus, parchment, and paper) to function as its own enclosure.’ In their YouTube channel, Jana Dambrogio of MIT Libraries and her colleagues demonstrate a number of letterlocking techniques, from a simple method used by Russian soldiers in WWII, to more elaborate and ‘secure’ schemes employed by the likes of John Donne, Constanijn Huygens, Elizabeth Stuart and Queen Elizabeth I.
posted by misteraitch to MetaFilter on Feb 10 at 6:11 AM
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Beautiful piano playing please

Hit me with your favourite beautiful piano music. Any genre as long as it's played exquisitely and preferably available on spotify.
posted by roolya_boolya to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 6 at 9:14 AM
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afrofuturism from the past


The best website in the world.

Trump Donald: This is absolutely tremendous.
posted by Guy Dudeman to MetaFilter on Feb 4 at 11:30 AM
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Are You Poor, or Just Broke?


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These are the people who raised you, who formed your miserable excuse for a moral framework, who turned you loose in the world to wreak havok on the lives of others, be they women, GLBT, POC, whatever. As far as I'm concerned, they deserve whatever collateral damage spills over from your well-deserved downfall. We don't know a damn... [more]
posted by orange swan to MetaFilter on Feb 7 at 9:55 AM
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"It should be taken for granted that women can do their own risk/reward weighing and choose whether to have a drink weeks after having sex. " HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA You've never seen a pregnancy forbidden list, have you? Basically the only food that you're allowed to eat is BROWN RICE. Everything else is going to kill... [more]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter on Feb 5 at 2:12 PM
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real talk: I stared at the url in puzzlement for a full minute before I parsed it correctly as something that had nothing to do with Beyoncé. [view]
posted by nonasuch to MetaFilter on Feb 8 at 8:07 PM
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Gee, self-selected users of a text-heavy website — in fact, one where everyday users have been unable to post images in threads since October 2006 — find a primarily image-based mode of communication unappealing. Who would've guessed? [view]
posted by DevilsAdvocate to MetaFilter on Feb 9 at 1:27 PM
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Honestly I don't give a single fuck if either Clinton or Sanders fulfill any of their campaign promises so long as in the next 8 years they just build on what Obama has already done wrt healthcare and prevent any fucking woman-loathing white supremacists from giving us new SCOTUS nominations. my bar is as low as it's gonna get folks, the other... [more]
posted by poffin boffin to MetaFilter on Feb 9 at 1:45 PM
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A coworker friend a couple years ago tried to get me on snapchat. He's only about a year and a half younger than me, but he also spends all day snapchatting. He'd ask me for dating advice a lot, and I'd be like well what was the last text she sent you, and he'd be like "it was a snapchat and she sent me a selfie holding a pear in front of her... [more]
posted by phunniemee to MetaFilter on Feb 9 at 1:21 PM
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.NASA needed astronauts to go plant a flag on the moon. For obvious reasons, the astronauts ended up being the most reliable type of man America makes: white, straight, full-starch protestant, center-right, and spawned by the union of science and the military. Every last one of them was the heart of the heart of the tv dinner demographic. But... [more]
posted by Iridic to MetaFilter on Feb 5 at 2:54 PM
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Well one answer would be to say "okay we don't trust this fingerprint module, so we'll completely disable fingerprint functionality, and you can log in with your password like people with older iPhones" [view]
posted by aubilenon to MetaFilter on Feb 5 at 10:37 PM
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Take what's useful in this world and leave the rest. There's no need to complain about everything. I'll complain about what I wanna complain about. Need doesn't really enter into it. it does starkly illustrate how ridiculous the "pre-pregnant women" idea is at its core The doctor who informed me that I should... [more]
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese to MetaFilter on Feb 5 at 2:48 PM
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It makes no logical sense to use an authentic period instrument in that scene. It's a guitar from that era so I get that they want it to be the right guitar for that era. But if you go back 130 years, that guitar would be a NEW guitar. It would not have all that well-aged checking and wear. It would be shiny and flawless. So they should have just... [more]
posted by wabbittwax to MetaFilter on Feb 8 at 11:30 AM
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Wow, that diet includes at least ten times the normal amount of give me a fucking break. [view]
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“We had an 11-year-old girl come in with her parents. They thought she was pregnant,” Lohman said. “Turns out she wasn’t. But we gave them all the information.” Did they consider reporting a sexually active 11-year-old to authorities? “Oh no, we don’t do that. We’re not doctors, so we don’t have to,” Lohman said. These people are... [more]
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious to MetaFilter on Feb 4 at 11:34 AM
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2) I am annoyed at this development, and 1) I am not leaving Twitter over it, but 4) before they lose them in droves. 3) I hope they figure out how their core users use Twitter [view]
posted by Pater Aletheias to MetaFilter on Feb 10 at 12:53 PM
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You're putting human wants ahead of animal needs. [view]
posted by vers to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 6 at 10:20 PM
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I wouldn't find this quite so irritating if they also advised all sexually active men to abstain from alcohol unless they had a vasectomy. [view]
posted by jeather to MetaFilter on Feb 5 at 1:44 PM
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I've said it before and I'll say it again: These people need to read their Dee Xtrovert. And as to whether people will start turning on each other immediately, well: She had something to say about that, too. [view]
posted by Sokka shot first to MetaFilter on Feb 6 at 2:10 PM
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Yes, what was the was correct answer? Me: Like Magritte? Him: Who? Me: ...I'm sure the bbq was fine. [view]
posted by phunniemee to MetaFilter on Feb 9 at 1:43 PM
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People are angry about this because it makes us feel bad. Previously, the bar for "healthy living" and wellness, etc. was set with hot water + lemon, some kale, a quinoa salad, and salmon or some shit. That's aspirational for most of us, both because of expense and because of the willpower involved in getting excited about quinoa. But it... [more]
posted by witchen to MetaFilter on Feb 8 at 7:56 AM
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That is a fantastic argument for your phone not being your credit card. [view]
posted by Dysk to MetaFilter on Feb 6 at 1:12 AM
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Gloria Steinem should be "no one's" role model? So because she made a hell of a dumb mistake and because she's part of a larger movement that suffers from the same structural racism that poisons the rest of the society in which we live, we throw her away now? I am able to live and work as a full human being because of her, people who... [more]
posted by sallybrown to MetaFilter on Feb 9 at 7:11 AM
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