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Probably should have been a better post going into it, might have to clamp down more on "outrage filter" like we used to do back in the day Totally support this. I showed it to a friend who said I… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

We already have different rules for different users I tend to think of this as a path that every user is on and that they control their placement on it mostly through their own actions. Certain things get you banned. Certain things… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

[Folks, if you want to talk about Sanders you'll need to do it in a MeFi sort of way. Meta-discussion goes to MetaTalk, etc etc now and forever.] [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Profile seems good as far as I can tell. I'm a bit older than your demographic but you seem completely AOK to me from your profile and I'd introduce you to my sister if you lived in MA. That said, you probably want more to make it pop since… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Altho per some tweets, I'm not a Jew so I can't blanch at concentration-camp dating jokes. And also evidently Larry David is the Official Spokesperson for All Jews & What Is Funny? As a MOT I find Larry David's humor pretty… [more]
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FanFare comment - 2 weeks ago

did you ever find out I did not.The good Dr. Evermor himself is retired (and in a nursing facility) and his wife is reachable via a web form and a phone number. You can drop them a note there. I did some web poking around and did not find… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I don't have a car and will have to borrow a friend's to transport a carpet cleaner to my house and back. Therefore, I decided to charge her $60 and give her $440 of her deposit back. I appreciate the difficult situation you are in, the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

while I start out on a healthy/assertive note, the dynamic spirals downward quickly. As the person who recognizes this spiral you need to break out of it. Which means you need to respond in a different way or find a different way to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Just FYI but you could get a refurbed Mac laptop for just a little more than that. That said a refurbed Dell would be half that and a lower end laptop would be under $200. So it might be worth adjusting your search from "$999 laptop that last… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

MetaFilter: pot with lots of friends. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Small people: I have one "vintage" MeFi shirt, Royal brand, don't know what actual size, women's-ish cut (shorter t-shirt sleeves but not babydoll), sort of a MeTa grey with "Everyone needs a hug" on the front and MetaFilter on… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

certainly we must be able to talk about whether Trump is moving the country towards a war, with North Korea any other country. Realistically, showing concrete links to things that are getting done and saying "This looks bad because… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

[Folks, maybe a little less "I hope he dies horribly HERE'S HOW."?] [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

It's a little more complicated than that, but that's the gist. The big thread spawned a lot of interesting discussion including feedback from many women that they feel that the atmosphere here can be hostile or alienating to them. We'd like that not… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Yeah the policy isn't about self-linking as much as a few other things - "best of the web" even though it's a deprecated phrase generally still means we want you to be talking about things online. This is why we don't do "open… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

do places like CN refund subscriptions? They'll cut you a check for the remainder usually or give you the equivalent in other subscriptions. We recently had to cancel a bunch of my mom's subscriptions (RIP) and it was really interesting… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

[fyi there is also a Spacey thread] [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

quintana poltroon. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

[Folks, I would encourage you to be mindful that there are several active threads about abuse and harassment and it might be worth picking the most suitable ones to drop links into?] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

There are a few problems here that all seem like one big stuff problem. Depending which of these are larger, you may attack this in different ways. So, reading what you wrote it seems 1. you have a shopping problem 2. you have too many things 3… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

[there will be a thread about the Brazile piece, maybe keep it out of this thread?] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I feel like I failed, since my partner reliably orgasms every time nthing what other people have said. Your lack of boner doesn't have to mean her lack of orgasm and that might be what you can readjust in your mind to make your next… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Work as if you were in the early days of a better nation. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I know why but fuck 'em anyhow; I get confused every year. I don't know why I don't have this issue with December. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Hey hey looks like Frauenfelder is really MeFi's own: "I freely admit I'm an idiot". [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

[been nixing some magnet derails folks, maybe reload the thread?] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Is it okay to have an "I'm safe" check-in thread on MetaTalk? It looks like if I am reading the article correctly it says eight people killed, out of ~8 million? I don't mean to be callous but I don't think that is necessary. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I do public speaking as a decent chunk of my annual income and it's all freelance (i.e. I don't have an agent or a larger organization that I am part of) and I think my work comes from a lot of places. I think social media helps quite a bit (I've… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I've got no patience for videos but I like her generally (she can sometimes be a bit flip for my tastes but that lady can write and explain like no one's business) so I'll pick up the book. Thank you. All the planets are named after the Roman… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Presumably the majority of people who can work as cleaners and are reasonably fluent in English soon find better-paid jobs. Maybe in a big city? Around here the cleaning people speak the same English as I do. Their jobs pay better than… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I said that I think she is pretty, and then I just casually asked my roommate what he thinks... and his response was that "she is not my type". I got insulted and angry by his comment If you asked a question where one out of a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I keep a notecard my the computer for when I'm actually working and think of something offline that I'd like to do but can't at the moment. This drives my offline time. Here are some things on that list. Some of them have online components, but… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Do not visit Death Valley. If you're super risk-averse, this is good advice, but otherwise there are ways to at least see the place relatively safely if not go noodling around there. I've driven through there a few times and I've even… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I always last-minute mine. This year I had a sloth head and it's chilly outside. I dug around in my costume bin and found an old Time Technician jumpsuit I had. So I came up with this idea. I'm pretty okay with it. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

My mom is ethnically Jewish, raised by atheist socialists. My dad is an atheist Scottish Protestant. This is my exact background and I think I might have benefited from knowing more about my Jewish heritage when I was younger. My dad was… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

There are reusable Kcup "filters" so you can fill your own with the coffee of your choice. I don't know how satisfactory they are. I use them and I am really happy with them as a general quick one-cup maker. I have a summer… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I'd take the women's cut shirt as long as it's not teeny tiny! MeMailed ya! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Chow mein sandwiches are a thing in the Fall River area of Massachusetts. Coffee milk is also a thing in that same general area. Don't know if Apple Pie With Cheese counts as esoteric enough, but it's a thing on menus up here in Vermont and here's a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Seconding Arm & Hammer Essentials. This is what keeps me presentable as well. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Your clarification still sounds like you basically told your co-worker to make sure he wasn't killed like a character in a movie was, which is a very weird statement to make, and his taking offense/being put off by it is completely normal… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I did not click the links yet (but I will) but this is relevant to my interests and I do suggest the book: The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers if it's your thing. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

A few fiction examples. I really like the training montage/competition in Kingsman. Insurgent has a lot of fiddly selection stuff. Hunger Games. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Demco is the current seller of these (examples) and I would not be surprised if they were also the original ones but I'll dig around. They are so it's easier to identify and shelve various genres. There is some debate within the library world about… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Love the Library Thing app. Also there is Libib. Pro level gets you Dewey and LCCN if you really feel you need it. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago


Your question is two questions, to my mind 1. How do we do this by the book? 2. How do I do this, period? People have given you good answers for #1, I will lean a little towards #2. I would do as much of this as possible over email. With… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

This is his preference, not a requirement of his job. It sounds like this is a relationship issue that you may be turning into a parenting issue? I mean, yes, explaining it to your child is part of this, but how do you explain it to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I think the reason people thought it might not be a good idea is because certain people with specific expertise would be paged all the damned time (and/or ironic-paged) and it seemed like making the potential page-r go through the infinitesimal… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Start with something basic like smiling at strangers. This isn't flirting per se, but it's all about getting used to being seen by other people and trying to make a positive impression. Flirting differs from this in that you make a good impression… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

[added a warning, carry on] [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

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