2419 Ask MetaFilter answers by scarabic (displaying 1 through 50)

I want to talk about ethics in marketing from an in-the-field standpoint; I think it's an important conversation that nobody's having. But I'm overthinking myself right out of ever doing it.
comment posted at 7:53 AM on Oct-21-10

I applied for a very competitive position and made all of the preliminary cuts. I received an email that I'm being considered for a position in really awesome unit, and will be contacted if they want to interview me. They will make their decision on monday at the latest. Should I contact them? I really, really want this job!
comment posted at 4:23 PM on Dec-30-09

What can i make out of 20 rindless lemons?
comment posted at 5:53 PM on Dec-18-09

I've got a big problem. My boyfriend won't stop lying and being dishonest with me.
comment posted at 6:07 PM on Dec-18-09

I can't seem to keep any friends for more than two years. Why do I do this and how can I stop? (somewhat long, sorry)
comment posted at 6:18 PM on Dec-18-09

I have been put on a 1 month probationary period at work.
comment posted at 6:12 PM on Dec-18-09

As a Facebook refuser (I've never signed up, never will) is there a best way to monitor any photos or writings that may be linked to my (quite rare) real name?
comment posted at 1:47 PM on Dec-17-09

I have a shot with a girl I've liked for a long time. Problem: she's on the rebound. How can I maximize the chances of a happy outcome for both of us?
comment posted at 6:23 PM on Dec-18-09

My first lesbian experience quickly became assault. What do I do to take care of myself now?
comment posted at 11:52 AM on Dec-4-09

A domain name I'm interested in just "expired" 5 days ago according to its WHOIS record. However, all the registrars I've tried say that the domain is unavailable. Is there some kind of grace period for this? What's the best way for me to know if/when it actually becomes available? Any way for me to grab it right now? BTW there's nothing hosted there, and it appears to be owned by a squatter. Obviously I'm not looking to pay squatter prices here.
comment posted at 10:30 AM on Nov-24-09

Mystery water dripping from the ceiling in the late night. No rain, so no leaking roof. No upstairs neighbors, so no one else to blame. Is this the Rising Damp the Britcom is named after or does my apartment need an exorcism or what?
comment posted at 12:29 PM on Nov-20-09

How can I avoid social meals gracefully when I have an eating disorder?
comment posted at 4:31 PM on Nov-15-09

Why is my energy company asking me to cut back on energy use? The grocery store doesn't try to get me to buy less food. The gas station doesn't try to help me get better mileage.
comment posted at 9:54 AM on Nov-11-09

Why do people hate math and science so much?
comment posted at 9:40 PM on Oct-30-09

My company's management is driving us into the ground with their poor project ideas, and morale is really low. How do I get them to see what they're doing and hopefully make changes?
comment posted at 5:13 PM on Sep-28-09

How do I get myself to speak up in class?
comment posted at 11:43 AM on Aug-20-09

Help a non-dog owner understand.
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Powerbook G4 won't boot up. I hear the chime, get a gray screen, but NO apple logo or spinning wheel.
comment posted at 10:30 AM on Jul-20-09

Beware: Extreme nerd-itry dead ahead. In any of the various media permutations of the Star Wars universe, was it ever explained why there is such an emphasis on melee weapons?
comment posted at 4:47 PM on Jul-16-09

Was at Best Buy today. They had the Flip Ultra HD on display - an employee led me right to it when asked. The price card said $150. As I suspected, they'd mixed it up with the Flip Ultra II. Is there anything in California state law that requires them to honor the price shown? I've been in this situation before and I'm never sure if I'm in the right to insist that they honor the price displayed. I thought there were consumer protection laws governing this stuff, to keep the retailers honest and make them care about accuracy, but I don't really know.
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How much should I charge for a 57 year old 1,000 gallon propane tank in perfect working condition, but poor cosmetic condition?
comment posted at 11:43 AM on May-8-09

I'm on the board of HOA of my building and we have a bylaw which prohibits leasing of units. But it occurs to me, couldn't an owner just rent on the sly? For example, they could say someone is house-sitting their condo. Or they could say they're letting a friend stay at their place for a while. How can a condo board prove a unit is being leased?
comment posted at 9:43 AM on Apr-22-09

Does one tip one's car detailer?
comment posted at 12:24 AM on Mar-13-09

I am a young guy and I feel like I am having heart attacks when I work out. Am I going to die?
comment posted at 10:28 AM on Feb-28-09

I live in Phoenix. There are all these pigeons around, including a flock that sits on my roof most days. It seems like I should be able to eat them once in a while. What would be some issues I might need to consider before doing that?
comment posted at 1:06 AM on Feb-14-09

What do I write in a letter to a terminally ill former high school teacher?
comment posted at 1:12 AM on Feb-14-09

Why do some social web platforms catch-on (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia) while countless others don't?
comment posted at 1:09 AM on Feb-14-09

My brother has fallen in with a group of scary fundamentalist Christians. I am worried that these people are trying to change him. What can I do? Am I right to be worried?
comment posted at 11:59 PM on Feb-12-09

Discovered recently that my wife is expecting our second child - mixed feelings are overwhelming me - practical solutions?
comment posted at 11:04 AM on Feb-12-09

Girlfriend insists on no longer meeting any other females. Is this right?
comment posted at 11:48 PM on Feb-12-09

How do I generate events for a Facebook page from our database?
comment posted at 10:54 PM on Jan-22-09

I need advice on how to talk to a loved on about her chronic, but unaddressed, health problem.
comment posted at 11:25 PM on Jan-22-09

I'm The IT for 50 users. What is my salary range?
comment posted at 8:20 PM on Jan-14-09

I'm making four times what I have in the past, so should I continue to do my own taxes or should I try an accountant this year?
comment posted at 9:33 AM on Jan-14-09

Is it insane to buy a house in this market?
comment posted at 4:14 PM on Dec-30-08

Have any of you ever thrown a book across a room?
comment posted at 6:08 PM on Dec-22-08

What kind of alcohol is in this unlabelled bottle?
comment posted at 4:53 PM on Dec-9-08

Elementary statistics. Is it a significant delta?
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comment posted at 9:41 AM on Dec-9-08

I see the world, and all in it, as something vicious and ready to attack me, and that influences far too much stuff in my life. Help.
comment posted at 2:06 PM on Dec-8-08

I have Stratterra, Adderall, and Xanax. What can I do to get serious anxiety and ADD symptoms under control, quickly and for the short-term?
comment posted at 4:44 PM on Nov-24-08

Suggest good Halloween costumes that illustrate a funny play on words!
comment posted at 9:20 AM on Oct-21-08

What is a reputable mass email service?
comment posted at 2:13 PM on Oct-20-08

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