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stupid human tricks?

The Human CannonballThe Human Cannonball by SeeMidTN.com (aka Brent) (cc by)

Eyebrows McGee asks Mefites to Tell Us A Fascinating Thing About Yourself.

03/31/15
by taz

Changes afoot

napnap by mathowie (cc by-nc-sa)

After 16 years of running the show, I announced my stepping away from the day-to-day operations at MetaFilter.

03/04/15
by mathowie

Can you see a t-rex from outer space? Can you see stupid t-rex from France? Nooooooo.

The White Cliffs of Dover (NT) 19-04-2012The White Cliffs of Dover (NT) 19-04-2012 by Karen Roe (cc by)

MeFi member barchan's tongue-in-cheek comparison of dinosaurs vs. smaller fossils is quite amusing.

02/19/15
by mathowie

Stroll down memory lane

analogue modemanalogue modem by secretlondon123 (cc by-sa)

It's interesting to read the very first thread about (The) Facebook from 2005, the first thread about Netflix from 2002, and the night-before-launch of Apple's first iPod. It's also interesting to look back at less successful things like 2003's launch of Microsoft's first tablet computer and read what members thought.

01/22/15
by mathowie

Mefites' Choice 2014 Winners, Week 4 and 2014 recap

My Foot 2My Foot 2 by AMagill (cc by)

The fourth and final week of the MeFites' Choice 2014 Winners are up. We also updated the end-of-year stats pages in Labs.

01/01/15
by mathowie

Mefites' Choice 2014 Winners, Week 3

Mefites' Choice 2014 Winners, Week 2

Antill Ranger Trucking AustraliaAntill Ranger Trucking Australia by born1945 (cc by)

The results of the second week of our MeFites' Choice Awards are up!

12/15/14
by mathowie

Hippybear explains HFR Movies

The Optic Nerve of it allThe Optic Nerve of it all by Atomic Mutant Flea Circus (cc by)

MeFi member hippybear explains how High Frame Rate (HFR) movies work in painstaking detail, and why some HFR movies look "weird" to us:

Because it looks TOO real. We're used to movies, even really great ones, having a veneer of "this is fake, this is a thing you are watching that was filmed". The colors, the lighting, the makeup, the flaws in the set... These are all things which, in 24fps, wash out a little, and our brain fills in the gaps, and we get a sense of reality because of what is missing.

12/04/14
by mathowie

December best post contest is a go!
Like previous years, we're doing a Best Post Contest for December where mods will choose favorites each week as well as one-off prizes given by users for their favorites. The prize list is being coordinated on the MeFi Wiki, and you can view past Best Post contests here. We'll make weekly announcements here of winners for the month.

12/01/14
by mathowie

Get your gifting on
There are only 5 more days to sign up for secret quonsar, our holiday gift exchange. Check out the "Thank You for the Secret Quonsar Gift" thread!

11/05/14
by mathowie

The questions you need to ask is "when do I want sunlight?"

Market sign at sunset, 2000Market sign at sunset, 2000 by Seattle Municipal Archives (cc by)

eriko breaks down Daylight Savings Time in a pretty easy-to-follow way.

11/05/14
by mathowie

"I work for Nike, developing new models of shoes..."

concept sketch of shoe art

Member rodeoclown shares an incredible story of designing custom Nike shoes along with a young diabetes patient, and the extra lengths they went to make it really great.

One "on the side" project I've been lucky enough to do was creating a special shoe for a 10-year-old boy as part of a long-running fundraiser (for the past 10+ years, Nike has worked with kids from the Doernbecher Children's Hospital here in Portland, letting them design custom shoes, actually bringing them into production, then selling and donating all proceeds to the hospital... ~$8 million dollars raised so far.)

10/24/14
by mathowie

Introducing Anthropology

Cave Painting at the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico CityCave Painting at the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City by Artotem (cc by)

MeFi member ChuraChura talks about how she teaches anthropology while also carefully navigating existing student belief systems.

So with this as my student population, coming in and laughing at their silly beliefs would alienate a significant chunk of my students - which (as well as making for a semester of dread and aggression) would really impact my ability to teach anything! And it's an awesome class! I talk about primates for about 5 weeks! And they play with bones! And hear about genitals! And Alfred Russell-Wallace! Cool stuff!

10/23/14
by mathowie

A young man stands in his bedroom

Homestuck



One post.
6119 words.
41336 characters.

Confused? No? You will be! Rorgy tackles (and tackles, and tackles) the question, "What is Homestuck even about?"

10/18/14
by taz

New Modern Theme is live

New MeFi Modern design is liveNew MeFi Modern design is live by mathowie (cc by-nc-sa)

We've launched the new Modern template at MetaFilter for all users. If you spot any bugs, feel free to hit our contact form or post to the ongoing MetaTalk discussion about it. If you're logged out and miss the Classic theme, there is a link in the footer.

10/02/14
by mathowie

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