"You got your AI in my MS Paint!"

MS Paint drawing of a dinosaur on an elephant holding a no parking signby mefi's own elgilito, currently at #10 for Dinosaur Parked on Elephant

It's Mefites vs the AI in not on display's posting of paint.wtf, a game in which participants must convince an artificial intelligence that they are the best artist.

02/10/21
by taz

Let it Grow

garden posygarden posy by penelope waits (cc by)

Last summer I made a long-held dream of mine come true and started a free garden with herbs and tomatoes and beans and a painted rock saying "help yourself" in my front yard... RobinofFrocksley, in the Celebrate the Carers Metatalk thread.

02/09/21
by taz

"neurotypicals could learn, the way autistic people learn"

2015/365/325 Communication Problem2015/365/325 Communication Problem by cogdogblog (cc by)

I mask to be understood, but I do so with the added duress of knowing that if I fail, I am wrong for failing to fit neurotypical expectations. No one says the neurotypical was at fault for making incorrect assumptions about me. So I change my behavior to something that neurotypical people can easily understand. Smile with your cheeks, tilt your head there, pitch your voice here, look at the eyes now, stop swaying, nod, look away now, gesture here. I put in the work to make sure neurotypicals understand what I mean.

In this interesting thread on autistic masking, brook horse has a great personal explanation describing how a neurodivergent person must negotiate any sort of communication in ways that are so stressful and unbalanced.

02/08/21
by taz

Podcast #169: Soon May The Podcast Come
It's episode 169 of the MeFi monthly podcast with cortex and jessamyn!

02/01/21
by cortex

New merch!
We've got designs for t-shirts, stickers, and magnets. Check them all out!

The Gala Stream is Live!
Come hang out with the mods today , trivia, user-contributed pictures, humor, and more!

"It's time again for that weird thing we do"

collage image of Santa Claus, space traveler and fighter of Satan

in Metatalk: the 7th Annual MST Club Holiday Video Marathon, Social Distancing Edition running from December 23 through to midnight December 25!

12/23/20
by taz

Thanksgiving

Happy US Thanksgiving! There's the annual MST3K club all-day Watch Party and an open Metatalk chat thread. Thank you for being here.

MeFi Holiday Card Exchange sign-ups

Sign-ups are open until 11/19 for the MeFi Holiday Card Exchange!

Biden projected winner

US Election Day 2020 on Metafilter

U.S. Election Day on Mefi:
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- Break Room no election talk in here
- Activism thread share your phone-banking etc
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Last day for Gift swap signup today: Oct 28

Today Oct 28 is the last day to sign up for the annual Mefi Secret Gift Swap!

In the US, qualified to vote? Vote.
The US Presidential election date is approaching. Trump needs to go. If you can vote, vote. Vote early if you can. Some state-by-state voting info available here.

10/20/20
by cortex

It's time once again for Mefi's annual secret Gift Swap!

Join Mefi's annual secret Gift Swap! Signups are open, deadline is Oct. 28.

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