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Posts from July 2010

Some problems with how people quantify the carbon footprint of spam.

"...Mark decided he'd had enough excitement and went to sleep even though a large quantity of ants was still moving under him in giant 4 inch swaths."

Try your hand at mefite-spotting with Says Who?. Details about the game in Metatalk.


Feel like overthinking a reel of celluloid? Check out the new Metafilter Film Club!


"Thought you fine people might like an update: We won the contest! Free donuts for a year."

HTML email: "[Y]ou can stop worrying like it's 1999, and start worrying like it's 2010"

"I hope I can clear up a little bit about what OCD is for the Metafilter community (who I love, but who often misunderstand the disease)."

"[W]e should never allow our apples to simply be labled as "Apples." We should know what we're eating. We should take delight in the differences between the varieties."

Why linking WoW characters to real life player names is a bad idea.

"[T]he screenwriting world is currently fucked. What happened was this..."

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