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Just wanted to make sure you realize that you're making the change on Friday of Thanksgiving weekend. It truly would not be Thanksgiving on MetaFilter without some sort of jiggery pokery. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Disclaimer: I know just enough about self-hosted WordPress to be dangerous, but this is something I have fought with as well. Does your theme include tweeting-functionality? Because on my blog when I installed either WP to Twitter or JM Twitter Cards… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

BEST KIND OF STUPID!! [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I've got sort of a short memory lately. So this weekend's thankfulnesses include Socks on sale. Friends who have goofy parties. Friends who watch football (go Pats!) My best fella. Snow. Electric mattress pad warmers. My interesting family… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

that Jessamyn (who did a massive amount to make this place a better place) is back modding away I'm done now. I just removed all the politics and harassment threads from my Recent Activity and am back to being a plain old user. I really… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Early episodes of Inspector Murdoch might be up her alley and unseen as missmagenta says. They take place in 1880's and onward Toronto and are quite good. Also seconding Dr. Blake. If she's willing to sort of move over into cop procedural types of… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I am sorry you are dealing with this. I suggest baby steps on a lot of it. 1. tell your partner the truth about your mom 2. if you do decide to visit, don't stay with her! you don't have to stay with her. 3. work on removing the judgment and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I've taken some photos I like of these. Convertible mini anti-warning. This golf course warning. This very kind-to-rattlesnakes warning. Seriously, a cliff could fall on you warning. Another way you could die with a cliff. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I tried a few more things including verifying that the thing could not, in any fashion, get into Target Disk Mode. I also tried all new RAM just in case. So hey the fucking thing is working again! A friend worked with me on opening it up and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

To my mind, as someone who enjoys thinking about superstitions and knows what they are but then ignores them, I think scaffolding is okay even if there is a ladder leaning on it. Same is true for being on a covered porch where there is a ladder going… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I just went through this with my father and here are all the things that were in place that made everything mostly awesome, considering the circumstances. - He had a recent, legal will with a local attorney who became our attorney working through… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago


Thankfully there are no librarians on MetaFilter so no-one here will object to this. I AM RIGHT HERE. Seriously, I have been to that library and your idea is genius. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 4 weeks ago

Fuck I totally forgot Hannukah. I am the one in charge of the menorah at the public school where I work. We always make some sort of a weird menorah at home. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

Holidays are both a thing and not a thing with my family. My sister and I always check in with the other to make sure we're both doing a thing we want to be doing, and often spend the holiday together. This will be the first parentless set of… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

She replied that I had been really harsh last week (??) and that she was hurt and didn't think she could pretend that last week hadn't happened. She also said she might feel like that due to her depression, but I'm basically sitting here unsure… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

HOW AM I THE ONE WHO ALWAYS GETS IN TROUBLE FOR JOKES Quality over quantity, grasshopper. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

I should add that my Mom died 10 years ago. Sometimes I miss her, but I'm glad I built the best relationship it was possible to have. I wish it had been different, but I just didn't get dealt that hand. I have no guilt. This is me also… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Concur x2. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

Apropos of Massachusetts and their nutty town names, I like this video. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

I have been lonely! I have discovered I can solve this by asking existing friends to do things with me I have been getting better at that this year! After my mom died and I spent the whole summer basically alone in her house doing… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

I make coffee in an aeropress and I notice this sometimes. I've always thought it's got to do with the surface area of the grounds (i.e. do I str them? are they ground more finely?) more than anything else. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Get help immediately. This is one of those indicators that maybe you are just here to start shit so you might want to consider how it is coming across. Start being more respectful of your fellow commenters, immediately [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

Came here to suggest enervated (means to make tired, people sometimes use it to mean energized) but also think about nonplussed and reticent in this context. I hear people who seem to confuse (to my ear) imply and infer enough so I wonder if it's… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Reformed angry people are the worst! I am so sorry that happened to you. I am an angry middle aged woman. I do my best not to make anger other people's problem but I do get annoyed when my anger or irritation that is in my own place/space is seen as… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

I would like to see fewer of these individual posts on the Blue. I understand why people like them and think they are important. I am not one of those people. I can understand why it feels like not bringing more light to this ugliness can somehow… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

I respect why this seems practical but I am against it because I feel like it then becomes a small, slight, signal that this is what MetaFilter is for. And while I agree that it is one of the things MetaFilter is for, if feel like people… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

[few comments nixed, lulzy "Russia" jokes maybe not so great, timingwise?] [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

I'm not sure if you have a decent relationship with your parents but you may be able to just come clean with them. "I want to be married to $boyfriend. I do not want a wedding or a lengthy engagement period. I love you very much so I wanted to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

Maybe pop over to your local library (or one near your work), and create a new email from scratch there. I'm a librarian. I'd suggest going to your nearest busy library after checking to make sure their privacy policy and actions will… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

PINE! So great you guys. [more]
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Projects comment - Last month

(cf. 5000+ comment Palin thread and it's solar system of related posts). If I controlled speech, I'd make cortex learn to punctuate. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

My father was a stay-at-home drunk in his retirement, sitting on the couch and making an awful lot of pronouncements about how other people, including me, should live their lives. Two pieces of advice he gave me were worth more to me later than they… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last month

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 - Last month

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 - Last month

[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 - Last month

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 - Last month

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 - Last month

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 - Last month

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 - Last month

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 - Last month

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 - Last month

MetaFilter: pot with lots of friends. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - Last month

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 - Last month

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 - Last month

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

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 - Last month

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 - Last month

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 - Last month

[fyi there is also a Spacey thread] [more]
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MeFi comment - Last month

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