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Looking for showcases of great photography on the web! Specifics inside.I'm on the hunt for blogs/Tumblrs/what-have-you, that showcase interesting photography by various artists, but I'm happy to take artist websites, too. I'd prefer for the art to speak...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: missmary6 | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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I am in my late twenties and beginning to realize I don't understand how credit cards work and that they kind of matter.I didn't have adults in my life to explain this stuff when I was a growing up, and my credit is pretty low through a combination of...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Otis the Lion | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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I didn't even realize this was something I wanted until I realized all the women in my life (mom, sister, and the new awesome girlfriend) all nearly simultaneously (but independently) kinda got sad about me not having any friends. After thinking about...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: johnpoe50 | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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I'm going to have to go alone to the wedding of my much younger cousin, which will cost me a fortune, and where my newly married former flame will me. Is it really bad if I just make up a white lie and not go?I'll start off by saying I'm not super close...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Duchess Sock McPuppeterson | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Our friends and family have kids already at one and two+ years old. We're at that age where people in our social circle have started families. And we're not pregnant... again. We're overall positive, though, and this AskMe isn't about getting pregnant....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Are any of you familiar with or had experience with any health care sharing ministries? We are considering joining one of the plans because of sky-rocketing insurance costs. I'm not necessarily looking for your opinion on the morality part of the plan,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: davenportmom | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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The dentist told me my teeth are hypercalcified and that is why they're strong, but when I look up "hypercalcification" it seems to be a defect. Anyone heard of this?I am in my 30s and have never been prone to developing cavities, though I love candy...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: thetortoise | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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I am a 22 year old female and live in the US. Currently I'm looking for career and school advice. Making decisions is so hard for me though because I tend to overthink and be doubtful of myself. Advice?About School. After I graduated high school I wasn't...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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I have decided to go gray after coloring my hair for many years, but my current hair stylist is against it. Worse than that, I don't think she knows much about techniques to help me through the process as gracefully as possible. I'm hoping to get suggestions...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: primate moon | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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I won't have any other credit cards and American Airlines declines cash.My husband is working in California (he's an engineer) and has been working out there for a very long time. I'm going to visit him for a month and will be leaving my credit and debit...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: magnoliasouth | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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I just noticed this inexplicable bump. It's right where my collarbone meets my shoulder. No pain, no itching, no redness, no bite mark. What the heck is it? No "How to Get Ahead in Advertising" jokes, please....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: crazylegs | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Among the various banal details involved in the actual household-dividing of a breakup, it no longer seems quite appropriate to share my ex's Netflix account. I had my own profile within the account; her profile is the primary. How do I translate my...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: jackbishop | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Can you recommend a multi-platform development tool / environment / API / SDK that I could use to write a video game? The game would be "retro" in sophistication - I specifically want to use NES or SNES-style graphics and sound. Would also accept existing...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Joey Buttafoucault | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The kids have two Minecraft Gamebands and struggle to plug them into the back of the iMac. I bought a pretty generic USB 2.0 extension cord but the USB 3.0 Gameband plugs don't fit the extension. Both are very slightly too big. Other USB devices fit...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: whatisish | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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We baked some pork spareribs and forgot to remove part of the plastic wrapping. Will it kill us if we eat it (the pork, not the wrapping)?My lovely wonderful boyfriend cooks delicious dinners for me, and tonight he baked pork spareribs. To his immense...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: phoenix_rising | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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What are the best little luxuries that you use to stay sane and feel great while tent camping?I'm going tent camping soon. Food is provided to the whole group at camp, but we will sleep in tents and be without electricity or phone service for over a...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: 3491again | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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I had blood work done recently. The lab results show five tests, two of which are on the list of free preventative services, implying (at least to me) that I probably shouldn't be paying for them. The EOB from the insurance company lists five items,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: hoyland | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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25mg Zoloft makes me not feel depressed, but I'm sleeping a lot more. What are my options?A few years ago I came down with depression when my career seemed to be in bad shape and I realized my autistic daughter was never going to be Temple Grandin. Zoloft...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Native in Exile | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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I have a reasonably up-to-date Windows 7 games PC connected to a TV and a receiver. All works well, but my game audio is in stereo and I'd really like it to be 5.1 surround. Help me achieve more pew pew and less QQ. Snowflakes inside.First, here is the...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: sourcequench | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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We've been waking up headachy and cranky in a room that always acquires a "stuffy" smell overnight (which in retrospect smells a lot like said mattress). We chalked it up to bad air circulation until we opened up the mattress, which to our untrained...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: tempythethird | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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I have an interview coming up for a job that I think might actually be a step backward, careerwise. What are some diplomatic ways I can ask if this job would have opportunities for advancement? Do you have any other suggestions for ways to use this interview...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Argyle Road | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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What should my husband and I absolutely not miss when we are in Oslo in a couple of weeks' time? We are staying three nights in the city: arriving Wednesday 12th August in the early evening and leaving Saturday 15th early afternoon. However, we have...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: schmoo | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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I'm having a difficult time finding credible information on this topic.My dad is having a quadruple bypass today. I'd like to know about the pros and cons for a cardiac patient using marijuana post surgery: 1) As an alternative to or supplement for opiate...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Jacqueline | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Ether it be just the domain name or with web hosting. I have a simple one-page app that uses JavaScript is all I need. I just looked and looked and can't find it....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: usermac | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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There is a 30-minute documentary about acting by Anna Deavere Smith, produced by HBO Go, that I would like to screen in an educational context. (I highly recommend it, by the way!) So far I can only find the video playable through HBO Go, but I don't...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: nologo | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Someone took a chatchy pop song and turned the lyrics into something way better. Not in a weird al way, more like this and this. Can you share more examples?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: divina_y_humilde | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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I used to upload photos from my camera straight to my hard drive, and they would transfer in the original file size, eg 720x960. Occasionally when I have gone back to copy one, it shows up only as a thumbnail (75x75), and I can't find the larger format...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: mmiddle | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The Mrs and I have been making some delicious chilled drinks at home in a 2.5 gallon dispenser - and we'd like your ideas for new and novel combinations!What non-alcoholic and non-caffeinated chilled beverages have you made that taste great on a hot...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: glaucon | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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My American (East Coast) friend likes to bake. I'd like to send her a small domain specific UK specific gift. Any ideas?I know nothing about baking but a lot about eating if it helps....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: gadha | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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One or two of my dictionaries say that past comes from passed,which is not common but is not wrongly spelled.Although I actually have seen it before in a reading matter,I can not find even one example for the moment.Then could you show me the evidence...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: mizukko | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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I'm in my 30s and finally learning to drive. My wife drives, but doesn't own a car, and we think it might make sense to buy a cheap-ish vehicle for me to practice on and for occasional trips etc. We are thinking of getting something cheap, under $2K....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: saltykmurks | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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I work at a high level in a communications agency in London, UK. We currently have a pretty regular roster of mainly young people doing internships. Personally, I think the current program is a bit useless (without going into details) and would like...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: teststrip | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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"Consult your tax advisor about your particular situation. " Hmpf. As if everyone has a tax advisor at their fingertips. So... I thought MeFi would be just as helpful. :-) After lots of thought, we would like to take an early distribution from an IRA...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: funfunfun | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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My mother's 13 year old dog has stomach cancer and has been throwing up every day. Given the way the past two dogs died within days of my father last year, I'm pretty sure this is going to hit her really hard. How do I help? (Snowflake details inside)I...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Designers: how do you collaborate, especially when you're at different skill levels / when one designer notices details, and the other doesn't?I'm working on a project, effectively project managing it. It's a high-profile exhibition piece, that I was...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: suedehead | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Boyfriend was hit by a car while bicycling. Tell us about getting a lawyer.Boyfriend was hit by a car while riding his bike in California. It seems like a fairly cut and dry situation (driver was clearly at fault, plenty of witnesses, police report cites...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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I used to self harm a long time ago. The scars have faded to flat, silvery marks, though they're visible. In dark moments, my brain uses them as a stick to beat me with. How do I come to terms with them?As a teenager (around 12-13), I was very depressed,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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We need to take out a plum tree. Mr. K can easily cut it down, it's still small, but it will leave a stump and roots where we'd like to plant something else. How to get rid of the stump? No poisons, and no way to use anything except muscle power; it's...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: kestralwing | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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He's gotten pissed off at and lippy with Yasiel Puig, and then talked a bunch of shit to Adrian Beltre today. Both are black. Has anybody ever seen him chirp at a white guy?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Joseph Gurl | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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The end of my lease is coming up at the end of August. On their form that was given to me it states "We do require notice to vacate or renew... Failure to give proper notice to vacate will result in an automatic extension of your lease at the proposed...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Blitz | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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We're converting half our attached garage into finished space. We got a single quote from a general contractor and now we're considering doing the bulk of the project ourselves. We are new at this, but want to get better. How do we start to tackle a...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: furnace.heart | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Need some hair advice (more inside).Hi, everyone. So I thought I'd treat myself to some highlights (first time ever) at the salon after a rough few weeks. I have dark brown/black hair and was going for soft and subtle balayage highlights, but the end...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: KTN | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Moving from NYC to Minneapolis, had a great job interview and was offered a job! Yay! But I may have REALLY messed up the salary negotiation and lowballed myself. (more inside) The first conversation, on Thursday, she offered me a job at X amount of...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Kestrelxo | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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My spouse is having a milestone birthday. She's been fighting cancer for the better part of a year. I'm strapped as to how to show her how much I care.Around the time when she was diagnosed, my hours were cut WAY back at work, so I can't treat her to...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: kamikazegopher | Friday, July 31, 2015
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It looks and tastes different. Does anybody (besides me) care?I live in Canada, and we've always been able to get it in most grocery stores. It's always been dark brown, like in this picture. Lately, however, it's quite a bit lighter, the colour of honey...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: aunt_winnifred | Friday, July 31, 2015
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I am contemplating a move to Vienna, Austria from the US. I have a job offer in Vienna and I am considering a move there from the West Coast of the US. Please advise me!I've been applying to some jobs in software across Europe and now I have an offer...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: movicont | Friday, July 31, 2015
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I am looking for an external numberpad for a Dell M3800. I would prefer Bluetooth in order to not having to use an USB receiver. It seems there are not many options. Thoughts? Alternatively, any recommendations for a cable free numberpad using a receiver...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: nostrada | Friday, July 31, 2015
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It's a WordPress conundrum.Successfully logged into SFTP? Check. Know the css that I want to replace to change the FlexSlider width? Check. Know where in the public_html folder I can find old css code so that I can edit it to updated css code? No. I'm...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: simulacra | Friday, July 31, 2015
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I'm making my annual solitary pilgrimage to Disneyland/California Adventure for 3 days in August. It's summer, and their diamond celebration is going on, so I anticipate mad crowds. I'd like to avoid eating in the park as much as possible. So what can...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: glass.hourousha | Friday, July 31, 2015
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What are some fun physical games and activities that can be used to teach computational thinking? Good topics would be algorithmic processes, graph and network theory, cryptography, boolean logic, computational problem solving, etc. These would be for...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: codacorolla | Friday, July 31, 2015
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