Sideblog Archive

April 30, 2012
"Here's a 2012 reading list for the serious Student of Social Security, all of the finances, projections and actuarial assumptions are publicly available."

April 29, 2012
In a thread about guys working with bees, member sonascope tells two stories of his own bee keeping. They are calm enough to keep in the car and if you go with the flow, you won't get stung.

April 28, 2012
"The headline is a more exciting than the actual study (though the finding is exciting), but I figured I'd give some background on this type of study."

Did you get email saying you needed to update your old Blogger account? There is help: "I'm an engineer on the blogger team and the email is legitimate."

April 27, 2012
"This is why the original programmer said it couldn't be done, and why it's so damn impressive that this guy pulled it off."

April 26, 2012
"You will see significant improvement for every 5 minutes you speak in front of groups - I am not kidding here at all."

April 25, 2012
"having things in common is overrated. Having each other in common is what's rare."

"I don't think anyone who hasn't spent some time in the United Arab Emirates can really fathom what it's like."

"...both women had fear of what would happen to them, their family, their job (although my mom didn't work). And that shouldn't be. There should be no fear---period." - a member recounts her mother's battle with cancer

April 24, 2012
Navelgazer tells the story of Mr. Core's abilities to turn the worst school situations around.

We're launching the "Best Of MetaFilter" blog!

April 23, 2012
"Over the years I have done the anesthesia for a number of these operations... So on to my critique of the article."

"I know something about woodworking, so let me take you on a little tour."

April 22, 2012
Has the gmail UI finally changed for you with no takebacks? This AskMe thread can help you adjust and modify it.

April 20, 2012
"A thousand Einsteins have lived and died in a thousand remote villages, far from the libraries they needed. They don't have to do that any more."

April 19, 2012
"Then the absolutely predictable happened. The can went off like a beef cannon, it detonated with aspects of the stew projectile breaking the sound barrier and everything"

April 18, 2012
"We in the Gulf advocate for a Gulf RCAC (Regional Citizen's Advisory Council, like in Alaska post-Exxon. It's the cheapest insurance the industry can buy."

"Cracking is puzzle solving, though, which was kind of a fun way to think of it."

April 17, 2012
In the thread about the elaborate baths built for members of congress, user Atreides describes exactly how to find the secret door-within-a-door that leads to them.

"I do believe that food stamps saved the lives of my family."

Thankfully the propeller didn't hit his femoral artery, but it cut deep and he was losing a lot of blood. He was also right in the middle of the bay, with no rudder, no motor, and no way to call for help. This was bad.

April 15, 2012
"The most important thing to remember is that when you take an area with a very tenuous existence and disrupt the entire infrastructure, things can get very bad very quickly."

"Blogger had just launched, Slashdot was still just about readable, the non-IE browser of necessity was Netscape or Mozilla Suite (or Opera), the iMac was still a CRT and ran OS 9."

April 13, 2012
What it's like to be stuck in the Pedway.

April 12, 2012
"[T]he basic reason for the shouting is the alerting systems -- which are often worldwide and interconnected -- are based on Baudot..."

"I believe we can now state, scientifically and unequivocally, that you can just by god knot you some heavy string up and poke it up your nose and get ready for even the jerkiest jerks to give you some space."

April 11, 2012
"I broke up a subway fight one time. BY DANCING."

April 10, 2012
"In Pennsylvania, the process to get a "free" voter ID is absolutely byzantine and often times insurmountable for the majority of the people we serve. So let's try to navigate it together."

April 8, 2012
"I'm a little ashamed to admit it, but I was a major factor in Vang Vieng becoming exactly the kind of place I despise. "

April 7, 2012
"All but three(?) of the [US] Congressional eateries are open to the public..."

April 6, 2012
"You want to know why the [Social Security Death Index] isn't doing much to stop identity theft? Because half the time, financial institutions are too lazy to use it or don't care, and regulators won't make them."

April 4, 2012
Basketball. What to watch and how to watch it.

"I have been involved in buiding haystacks / hayricks when I was a kid."

April 2, 2012
"I have a DeLorean ... and it is BY FAR the most amusing ride you'll ever have in a car."

April 1, 2012
Happy April (first) MetaFilter!

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