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  1. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    My husband is out of town for the weekend, and I usually like to use those weekends for the kind of home project that disrupts the flow of our house, like painting a room or something. But, we are...

    My husband is out of town for the weekend, and I usually like to use those weekends for the kind of home project that disrupts the flow of our house, like painting a room or something. But, we are having the basement bathroom redone by professionals and our whole basement is kind of inaccessible for the time being, so I'm not sure I want to screw up more of the house! I have a pile of mending that is like.. Difficult mending (holes in middles of fabrics, worn out cuffs on stretch jersey, etc) that maybe I'll devote some time to figuring out!

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  2. Comment on Coca-Cola reveals that it produces 3.3M tons of plastic packaging annually in ~enviro

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    Why does no one drink coke in cans? I mean, I do, and I know other people do too.. that question was facetious. Lets get rid of drink bottles completely. Most of the drinks ALREADY also come in...

    Why does no one drink coke in cans?

    I mean, I do, and I know other people do too.. that question was facetious. Lets get rid of drink bottles completely. Most of the drinks ALREADY also come in cans.

    Aluminum is infinitely recyclable. Recycling aluminum isn't carbon neutral or anything, but it's one of the better recyclable materials we have in actual widespread usage. It's light, it's durable, it's corrosion resistant, it's not as fragile as glass, it doesn't need to be sanitized and refilled, it has a good return rate in cities where deposit programs exist because it's the best material for someone else "mining" from your garbage and returning. It is infinitely recyclable with no loss in quality.

    I feel like we always end up getting bogged down in discussions about glass, or a theoretical plastic that biodegrades faster. And while they're valuable avenues to explore, we already have aluminum drink cans! They're a proven plastic-free alternative you can already get at your grocery store!

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  3. Comment on Recommend me some podcasts! in ~talk

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    None of these are specifically Tech or anything, but as more "informative but listenable" style podcasts go, I would recommend: "Behind the bastards" history of awful people -the host is a...

    None of these are specifically Tech or anything, but as more "informative but listenable" style podcasts go, I would recommend:

    "Behind the bastards" history of awful people -the host is a journalist and used to write for Cracked, the research is well done and I enjoy the humour!

    "Ologies" is fun, they're quick overviews and interviews with specialists in different scientific disciplines.

    "This podcast will kill you" two epidemiologists give a history and a current status of an epidemic or disease. They're both named Erin and are quite funny.

    Other people brought up sawbones and 99% invisible, both of which I'd second as good podcasts!

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What are the best science fiction short stories, novellas, and novelettes you have ever read? in ~books

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    It's technically a novel and you've probably read it, but 160 pages is short and I read it in one single bath (it was probably a long bath) so I am going to say it's a novella. if you haven't read...

    It's technically a novel and you've probably read it, but 160 pages is short and I read it in one single bath (it was probably a long bath) so I am going to say it's a novella.

    if you haven't read it, I Am Legend by Richard Matheson is a great story and even better the less you know about it.

  5. Comment on What is your weirdest eating/drinking habit you had as a kid? in ~talk

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    I always think that any kind of sweet cottage cheese combination sounds bad! especially like a pineapple.. all that acid would make it seem like something curdled, which makes it gross when it's...

    I always think that any kind of sweet cottage cheese combination sounds bad! especially like a pineapple.. all that acid would make it seem like something curdled, which makes it gross when it's not gross!

  6. Comment on What is your weirdest eating/drinking habit you had as a kid? in ~talk

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    My brain skipped over the "barbeque sauce" when I first read this and I thought you were eating drained tuna filled with HONEY. It made your actual fish guts much more palatable :p

    My brain skipped over the "barbeque sauce" when I first read this and I thought you were eating drained tuna filled with HONEY.

    It made your actual fish guts much more palatable :p

    6 votes
  7. Comment on What is your weirdest eating/drinking habit you had as a kid? in ~talk

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    Do you leave the most delicious part for last, or eat it first?

    Do you leave the most delicious part for last, or eat it first?

    3 votes
  8. Comment on What is a book that has changed you? in ~books

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    The LAMEST, but The 5 Love Languages is an interesting and illuminating look into ways that you can connect and fail to connect with the people that you love, and can really help you see why some...

    The LAMEST, but The 5 Love Languages is an interesting and illuminating look into ways that you can connect and fail to connect with the people that you love, and can really help you see why some things fall apart.

    I really think it has fundamentally changed the way I think about maintaining my relationships.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on What do you find cozy, comforting, or relaxing? in ~talk

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    I feel like I have the weirdest answer, but sometimes when I'm feeling stressed out, in my mind I like to picture just.. a tiny piece of bread, like a slice of white grocery store bread, maybe 2...

    I feel like I have the weirdest answer, but sometimes when I'm feeling stressed out, in my mind I like to picture just.. a tiny piece of bread, like a slice of white grocery store bread, maybe 2 inches tall. I'm holding it in my hand, palm up. I'm looking really closely at it: its soft texture, its nice mechanical slice cutting cleanly through the bubbles and the stretched out gluten of it's crumb, Its soft brown crust, its very light bread-weight in my hand.

    I like blankets and slippers, background music and light-sources other than the overhead lights at home to feel cozy, in a less weird aspect of the question :P

    1 vote
  10. Inspired by this very fun twitter thread and the very fun metafilter comment thread that came from it, I want to hear people's responses here as well: What is your weirdest eating/drinking habit...

    Inspired by this very fun twitter thread and the very fun metafilter comment thread that came from it, I want to hear people's responses here as well:

    What is your weirdest eating/drinking habit you had as a kid?

    I'll start: I liked to fix myself a bowl of unsweetened whipped cream with a ridiculous amount of nutmeg sprinkled on top, or a bowl of plain yogurt with broken open pills of acidophilus or other probiotic powder scattered over the top of it. This is a texture I still enjoy, a soft cream covered in a dry, unsweetened powder.

    19 votes
  11. Comment on What recent changes have you made to reduce your environmental impact? in ~enviro

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    do you use conditioner? I've found a shampoo bar I like, but the conditioner bars I've tried have all left a lot to be desired, so if you have any recommendations that would be great!

    do you use conditioner? I've found a shampoo bar I like, but the conditioner bars I've tried have all left a lot to be desired, so if you have any recommendations that would be great!

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What products do you absolutely love? in ~talk

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    I've never had a problem, you just keep them wrapped in the paper and attempt to fold them in half, they snap pretty quick and clean. if you were super nervous you could probably do it with a work...

    I've never had a problem, you just keep them wrapped in the paper and attempt to fold them in half, they snap pretty quick and clean. if you were super nervous you could probably do it with a work or cut proof glove on, it's not very fiddly!

  13. Comment on Is is possible to mourn someone you didn't even know? in ~life

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    About 10 years ago now, I broke up with a boyfriend who I had been with for about 5 years. We lived together, and we were both in the age where you're finishing college and deciding what you're...

    About 10 years ago now, I broke up with a boyfriend who I had been with for about 5 years. We lived together, and we were both in the age where you're finishing college and deciding what you're going to do with your life. We were planning to get married, have kids, move back to our hometown, buy a house, get a dog, etc etc. We had picked out names for our kids and schools and all the things you do when you're imagining things.

    When we broke up, I mourned the end of our relationship, but I also spent just a lot of time mourning the loss of these imaginary kids who never existed and never will exist. So, that's pretty weird, but you can mourn anything that is a loss, and you should, because it's healthy!

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  14. Comment on What recent changes have you made to reduce your environmental impact? in ~enviro

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    Overall I'm trying to just not buy stuff. Can I make do with what I have? Can I get this thing I think I need secondhand? Can it just wait a couple weeks and see if I still want it? I pack a...

    Overall I'm trying to just not buy stuff. Can I make do with what I have? Can I get this thing I think I need secondhand? Can it just wait a couple weeks and see if I still want it?

    I pack a reusable bag, a coffee cup, a set of wheat-material cutlery and a collapsible container around in my purse, which prevents me from using to go cups, to go containers, doggie bags, plastic cutlery, and plastic bags. Is surprisingly easy to do and not particularly heavy. I think all the things together weigh less than my power bank for my phone. Also doing this has just reminded me that since I'm supposed to be taking my thermos with my anyways, I might as well put coffee in that sucker, and I've spent like $0 on coffee in 6 months which is very good savings for me.

    We recently bought a quarter of a ranch-raised cow because I cannot (kind of will not if I'm honest, but I did really bad as a vegetarian when I tried it.) give up eating red meat, but this way we are supporting more humane ranching practices and also avoiding the massive amount of styrofoam and plastic that grocery store meat comes in.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on What is something you want to gush/talk about but haven't had the chance/audience to? in ~talk

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    It's pretty much March now, and I haven't used any single-use products, except for one coffee someone else brought me, and two ziplock bags because I can't figure out another way to store cheese...

    It's pretty much March now, and I haven't used any single-use products, except for one coffee someone else brought me, and two ziplock bags because I can't figure out another way to store cheese that doesn't end up with it drying out.

    Everyone gets bored with me trying not to create garbage so I try not to constantly inflict it on everyone, but guys I am doing SO GOOD.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on What products do you absolutely love? in ~talk

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    I have a Leaf Shave that is made of steel and you just replace the blades in it, and it shaves really easily, not like a safety razor (which are really easy to cut your legs with if you're a lady...

    I have a Leaf Shave that is made of steel and you just replace the blades in it, and it shaves really easily, not like a safety razor (which are really easy to cut your legs with if you're a lady and you have a lot of real estate to shave) and I never shut up about it. It is the best.

    Eddie Bauer camp booties for slippers. Warm! Solid and insulated Bottoms! don't get dirty looking! Could wear them outside if you need to!

    Also a nice chef's knife. If you like to cook, please get one. Mine is a 8-inch Shun in a western chef's knife style. It's awesome. Treat yourself. You will love it.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Dear male cyclists, lose the attitude in ~talk

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    I feel like you can often judge how bonkers another cyclist is going to be based on how much "cycling gear" they're wearing. If they're in a full suit of matching spandies and they have some kind...

    I feel like you can often judge how bonkers another cyclist is going to be based on how much "cycling gear" they're wearing. If they're in a full suit of matching spandies and they have some kind of speedy glasses on their face, they're probably gonna budge in front of me. If they are wearing a CatLike helmet, they're gonna budge in front of me.

    It doesn't seem to be male or female split to me, though most cyclists in my city are male, and an even higher percentage of "serious cyclists" are male, so maybe it just seems like that?

    This spring I had to replace my brake pads on my summer bike before switching to it, so I was still riding my winter bike with studded tires (which are loud and conspicuous) after the snow had been gone for a week or so, and some road biker guy in his full spandex was like "TIME TO SWITCH OFF YOUR STUDS, GIRLIE"

    I'm thirty two! Girlie!

    4 votes
  18. Comment on What was your fondest memory of a community on the internet ? in ~talk

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    Deviantart was great, I still have several friends that I met through there who I keep in touch with almost 20 years later! I used to hang out a lot on a RollerCoaster Tycoon forum called "Danimation"

    Deviantart was great, I still have several friends that I met through there who I keep in touch with almost 20 years later!

    I used to hang out a lot on a RollerCoaster Tycoon forum called "Danimation"

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Lets get rid of the apostrophe in ~humanities

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    I understand the rules, I just think they're bad. Here's an example: "The bear's eating a fish." [contraction] "The bear's coat is brown." [possessive] "It's eating a fish." [contraction] "Its...

    I understand the rules, I just think they're bad. Here's an example:

    "The bear's eating a fish." [contraction]
    "The bear's coat is brown." [possessive]
    "It's eating a fish." [contraction]
    "Its coat is brown." [possessive]
    "That one's eating a fish." [contraction]
    "That one's coat is brown." [possessive]

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Lets get rid of the apostrophe in ~humanities

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    Instead of abolishing the apostrophe, I would vote for abolishing people correcting others' grammar/spelling/definitions. Languages have always been evolving in both written and spoken usage, and...

    Instead of abolishing the apostrophe, I would vote for abolishing people correcting others' grammar/spelling/definitions.

    Languages have always been evolving in both written and spoken usage, and I think it's silly how it's considered sacrilege to misspell something, use crappy grammar, or make up a word. While I think clarity in journalism might be a decent argument for sticking to a style guide for the particular writer in question, I think everyone else can be pretty free to throw their apostrophe usage out the window if they so desire.

    Also the rules for "its" and "it's" are bad.

    2 votes