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Dating is not like Python.

So there I was transcribing an archived 2009 Metafilter podcast and once again picking up vital information as I move along. This AskMeFi topic hits home because soon, very soon, I WILL BE DATING!

This AskMeFi they were discussing regarded dating and the obvious seduction techniques a smart mefi girl kept noticing. I guess there are several popular online communities offering advice to nerds? Looks like I might have homework if I do not want to be in the dark.

And Matt Haughey is so funny. He gets it.
He understand nerds probably have social anxiety and they want a playbook. They might say to themselves, “Oh! It’s just like python. I learn a little syntax and the output is I get a woman in my bed.”

So this girl has had these techniques used on her by guys she TOTALLY LIKED .. until they became transparent and predictable.

One technique is called "negging"

A “neg” is essentially a back-handed compliment. The purpose of negging is to “reduce a woman’s social value” in order to “penetrate her bitch shield” and “bring her social perception more in line with reality.” Essentially, to knock down her self esteem a bit so she’s more open to the guy.


I think if I really liked someone and saw that they were using these techniques on me, I would call him out in a nice way (using my honed soft skills, of course) and tell him to stop what he is doing but let’s TALK about why he thinks he needs to use them on me. Or anyone.

This way, even if WE do not work out, I have coached him for the next girl he meets. Making the world a much better place for us women.

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Type what you hear

I think everyone who takes themselves too seriously wants to work their way up to a blank DAS keyboard (yes the one with the number pad)

And I am no different.

After all this time, I’m still a heads-down keylogger and there is no excuse for this weakness of mine given ALL OF THE TIME the internet has sucked out of me always asking me to come outside and play. I should be a master in the field and competing at SXSW like this guy.

But, no.

So initially transcribing was supposed to put me in an environment that would help me to remove my years and years of bad typing habits. Like right now? My thumb on my left hand? It’s a kickstand when I type. Just like it ever was.
That joint has taken a lot of wear and tear. habits.so.hard.to.break
Hurts so good.
Makes me wonder how Apollo Creed taught Rocky to fight South Paw.

There was also a time that I could not hear due to clingy eustachian tubes that liked to keep ALL THE FLUIDS!

Separation issues? I dunno.
The situation got bad enough that I had to figure out how to redo some everyday tasks since I could no l longer depend upon my ears. They are both functioning well now but the experience made me more aware how much I took for granted my hearing .. and other abilities.
PLUS ever since I heard the hearing/sight/mobility disabled plea for help, I’ve always wanted the internet and it’s content accessible for all.

Metafilter is a text-based plethora of internet goodness website. It also offers a monthly audio roundup podcast featuring the best of Metafilter by the operators of the site. There was some great information and the ASL community was missing out on just this one audio aspect of this internet cornerstone website.

The MeFi community, that thinks of everything, had started the project of transcribing the podcast and even offered a few transcribing tools to pitch in, but they were clunky and not fun. It wasn’t until fanscribed by Mathew Scott was implemented that the project picked up once again and transcribing in 30 second snippets became fun!

I mean how else would I be able to retain the information that French Fry is cortex's brother?
I am currently listening in on Conversation 93 where I’m learning all about Matt’s first time seeing Dragon’s Lair in an arcade, Warhammer 40K, miniatures, google adsense, the future of metafilter, how mathowie pronounces FIOS, one tap Quest, Xenomorphs and so much more random nonsense.
Meta information.


…. Much Later …..

… and DONE! Midlife Crisis Machine (photo) and transcription complete!

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wired:


MetaFilter is the little weblog that could, established in 1999 as one of the first community blogs. Over its fifteen year history it has expanded from a place to discuss interesting things on the web to include Ask MetaFilter as a community question and answer (Q&A) site, along with more subsections for things like music by members, completed projects by members, meetups among members, and most recently TV and movies.
While MetaFilter is relatively small (only about 62,000 have paid the one-time $5 for an account to date and 12,000-15,000 of those members come back to interact with the site every day), we have a great group of members, and I think we consistently have some of the best discussion on the web, with the sites attracting over 80 million readers last year. Our commenters are literate and thoughtful, and our site is watched around the clock by a staff of moderators. Despite the site’s modest stature its influence makes waves in the larger world (like mentions on popular TV shows: Tremé andMythbusters).
Unfortunately in the last couple years we have seen our Google ranking fall precipitously for unexplained reasons, and the corresponding drop in ad revenue means that the future of the site has come into question.

Matt Haughey’s Medium post about the shaky future of MetaFilter will break your heart and make you question everything you think you know about Google and advertising online. Go read it now.

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MetaFilter is the little weblog that could, established in 1999 as one of the first community blogs. Over its fifteen year history it has expanded from a place to discuss interesting things on the web to include Ask MetaFilter as a community question and answer (Q&A) site, along with more subsections for things like music by members, completed projects by membersmeetups among members, and most recently TV and movies.

While MetaFilter is relatively small (only about 62,000 have paid the one-time $5 for an account to date and 12,000-15,000 of those members come back to interact with the site every day), we have a great group of members, and I think we consistently have some of the best discussion on the web, with the sites attracting over 80 million readers last year. Our commenters are literate and thoughtful, and our site is watched around the clock by a staff of moderators. Despite the site’s modest stature its influence makes waves in the larger world (like mentions on popular TV shows: Tremé andMythbusters).

Unfortunately in the last couple years we have seen our Google ranking fall precipitously for unexplained reasons, and the corresponding drop in ad revenue means that the future of the site has come into question.

Matt Haughey’s Medium post about the shaky future of MetaFilter will break your heart and make you question everything you think you know about Google and advertising online. Go read it now.

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What would you make?
A computation of geeks are gathering in a month or so. We have access to a Replicator2 and want to make three cool door prizes. They can be the same or different.

These would get my vote, but I know there must be more cool ideas out there! Please offer up a suggestion! I want MOAR!

A Gear Wrap!
A small, lightweight cable wraps to keep earbuds, charging, and USB cables organized.

Infinite Sisu - iPad Stand
I am sure this will work for many things.

Puzzle Ball
They are normally made of jade and are a ball in a ball in a ball.

ThingVerse
LOTS of small-medium project ideas here

A Hilbert Curve!
A continuous fractal space-filling curve first described by the German mathematician David Hilbert in 1891

ModiBot Mo- Poseable Venture Figure. That is all.

Cell Phone foldable charging stand.
(Always wanted one of these handy stands they show me on the internets!)

(See also: ∙∙∙∙∙·▫▫ᵒᴼᵒ▫ₒₒ▫ᵒᴼᵒ▫ₒₒ▫ᵒᴼᵒ☼ >===> AskMetafilter)

What would you make?

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