I have a son who has struggled to find books that he likes. Over the holiday break he picked up The Martian by Andy Weir and devoured it! What other books have the same feel? [more inside]
You love Blade Runner, I love Blade Runner - a little too much. I need more. What are the best pieces of future noir media with the same setting/atmosphere? [more inside]
I say "like" too much. When I'm speaking publicly or meeting a new person, I don't, but when someone is in my comfort zone I say "like" constantly. I even realized today that I even say "like" in my thoughts. As in, it is so deeply ingrained into my thought processes that I THINK in like. How can I strip "likes" from my speech? [more inside]
Solutions to work problems that are not, strictly speaking, happening in a "workplace" framework? Weird details inside. [more inside]
I've been dating a great person for about 4 months. She's really outgoing, charming, attractive, and funny, and people just love her. [more inside]
Is there an app or script that will help bulk delete all the pages I've liked on Facebook over the years? The process of doing this from my settings is time consuming (deliberately). Even if there was a way to unlike EVERYTHING then start from scratch, this would be useful.
Does anyone remember a recent article by (I think) a linguist whose main point was defending the colloquial use of "like", as a way to explicate internal monologue in a way that wasn't really done before? For obvious reasons this is very hard to google for. I don't remember if I saw it here on Metafilter or some other source.
Is there any way to talk to my spouse about saying "like" too much, particularly in a professional setting?
Is there any way to talk to my spouse about saying "like" too much, particularly in a professional setting? [more inside]
My friend's son has a band. They've received a few thousand fake FB likes in the past couple of days. Any advice on how to respond, disavow or prevent? [more inside]
Lately, I've been fantasizing about pulling a George Costanza---realizing that if every instinct I've had have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right. In my case, I want to just abandon my "ethics," stop thinking I'm special, and going out there, and trying to make some serious money. Has anyone just pulled a George Costanza and taken the 'opposite' approach to life? For example, have you walked into a job interview and just said exactly what's on their mind, like George does when he meets Steinbrenner, or confessed that you're unemployed, balding and living with your parents when an attractive person hits on you? If people don't have personal experience of doing these things, I'd love to read accounts of others doing them. Thanks!
Looking for places like Portland outside the US. [more inside]
Game felt a bit like Mass Effect, but it predated ME. Searching has been fruitless thus far. [more inside]
On the radio I heard an old-sounding (1960s?), female-fronted pop-rock song that had the lyrics "you tremble and you shake / when he moves like a snake". What song is it?
Why do my hands smell like a combination of garbage, taco bell, and sulfur? [more inside]
Is it possible to see who specifically shared or "liked" my blog post on Facebook? [more inside]
What is early labor like? [more inside]
I'm a guy. I'm 31. I live in San Francisco. I've never really liked dancing in any sense of the word--how can I change this? [more inside]
Daughter and I just finished watching avatar the last air bender anime series on netflix streaming. Can you recommend similar shows? [more inside]
OK, facebook started doing this thing where every time I click the Like button on any website, it generates a facebook post on my behalf, complete with wrongly selected thumbnail. Anybody know how to deactivate this?
When I "like" something on my a Facebook page where I'm the admin, it shows the page itself as the "liker." How can I get my personal profile to "like" something on my own page? [more inside]
I need ways to say "I like you" or "I love you" (to a girlfriend) from various periods in history. [more inside]
I've been clicking the 'like' button all over the interwebs -on pages and articles and slideshows and whatnot. Now i want to view a list of all things i've "liked", so that i can revisit them. (To a certain extent, i've been liking things as a way of bookmarking them.) Problem: on facebook, i can see a list of the pages within facebook that i've liked, and i can see recent non-fb-pages that i've liked in my profile's recent activity. So: where can a see a list of all the non-fb pages i've liked? [more inside]
I'm trying to put Facebook "like" buttons on my blog posts. Some of them work. Some of them don't. I can't discern any pattern. [more inside]
SQL problem. I need to search one table based on the results of a search on another table. The trick? The field I'm comparing on the two tables will not be exactly equal, one table will have a field with single 'word', the other table will have a field with have a string of multiple 'words'. Look inside for an example. [more inside]
For over 10 years I've been playing various rogue-likes. Nethack, Angband, ADOM, and now Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup. I've never, ever been able to get past a few levels. [more inside]
I feel like I really need to decide between pursuing two career paths that each have their own advantages. I feel like I could be happy or unhappy in either one. I've been putting off the decision essentially for 5+ years now, and it's finally coming to a head. I need advice, coin flips, anecdotes, flowcharts, whatever you've got. Hope me break this down, mefi. [more inside]
What are ways of saying "I like you" that don't sound so... clinical? [more inside]
..Advice please? My grown stepchildren NEVER invite us to their houses...NEVER [more inside]
I'm not from NYC, is there a street name that sounds like hugo? I got an address over the phone and clearly should have asked how to spell the name, anyone have an idea?
So I was bored and ate a whole lot of paper. What now? [more inside]
There's a relatively recent(?) alt-rock song I've heard on the radio a couple of times in the last six months which sounds like I imagine Queen might sound if they were just starting out today. What/who is it? [more inside]
I'm being cut out by my "friends" and I need advice on how to feel less shitty about it. [more inside]
Is there a big list (with general descriptions, optional) of jobs in the death industry? [more inside]
Screw doctors, I have diagnosed myself with adult attention deficit disorder. I can keep it in control by limiting my exposure to distracting stimuli, but occasionally I need a place to retreat. [more inside]
Why does my cell phone smell like heinous body odor? [more inside]
So I've been doing a watch-a-thon of Dead Like Me (theme) and would really like to get my hands on one of those reaper costumes, but all the ones I've found all look really cheap. [more inside]
Is there any online postage-printing site that doesn't require a monthly fee? I mail books periodically and I'm at least 15 miles from the post office. [more inside]