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The Last Guardian [YouTube] [Video] [NSFW - Explicit Language] by videogamedunkey

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Which is the best site to learn Javascript from?What site would you recommend to learn Javascript in an interactive manner? I am new to programming and a beginner. I have seen a few sites that seem good (W3 is one-maybe) but not too impressed. Right now I am using freecode camp and just love it but not too impressed with their teaching manner (one e.g. -they will give you a problem with things like "function" without actually introducing the student to the term or its meaning first-a bit frustrating) So any recommendations for Javascript programming sites to learn from would be great that have some or all of the following - -interactive -in-depth (from beginner to advanced) -give problems examples -are creative/well explained and well taught

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...it's hard to deny that something truly dire has ensnared a large chunk of the country. In a country as big, complicated, and diverse as the United States, that "something" is actually a great many things, but I would argue they can be broadly summed up by one idea: what I call the "one-bad-break test." ... In societies that function well, there are various safety nets in place to prevent a bad break from leading to a tailspin for particularly vulnerable victims. Compared to many other rich nations, the U.S. is not such a society — all too often, when vulnerable Americans encounter a bad break, there's nothing underneath them to stop their slide. Instead, devastation follows, sometimes in the form of bankruptcy and addiction and death.

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When Joe Herman's uncle uncovered a trove of more than 130 reels film shot by Joe's grandfather, some as old as 1939, he decided to digitize them for preservation and to share with their family. With commercial digitization being fairly costly, Joe decided to build his own, out of an old projector, a Raspberry Pi, and some home modifications. The results are quite impressive. If you want to try your hand, Joe shares his code. Here's what it looks like in action.

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Why do Dwarves Sound Scottish and Elves Sound Like Royalty?

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Visualizing the Riemann zeta function and analytic continuation (slyt)

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Looking for a high quality RC 4x4 truck under $200 for my 9 year old son. I know nothing about these things!

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Trying to identify an iconic fashion/design artist of the 1920'sTrying to find the name of an iconic fashion/graphic artist of the 1920's. I think their work appeared in magazines and usually featured drawings of men in social settings. These men were usually very thin and had somewhat effeminate faces if memory serves. Any leads?

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I'M DEFINITELY NOT A WOLF PRETENDING TO BE A MAN (single link to twitter)

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What is life like in the Tri-Cities, WA: Richland, Pasco, Kennewick? What to do, where to go?

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On a day when a nervous Patti Smith served as Bob Dylan's voice in Stockholm, imagine a world where the new Nobel laureate sang three semitones lower.

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John Peel - Punk Rock Special, 10th December 1976 (Direct mp3 link)

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I was fired a few weeks after rejecting my boss's advances. He also touched me in unwanted ways, screamed at me, made me feel crazy, and texted me potentially damning things, in spite of the fact that I told him these behaviors made me feel uncomfortable. Can I reasonably file an EEOC sexual harassment complaint? Can I consider suing him?As several of my ask MeFi questions have attested, I recently moved to smalltown, rural VA from a foreign country and have had some trouble finding a job. I did find one, a few months back, at a local restaurant, restaurant A. At restaurant A, I washed dishes off the books at night for 20 hours a week. Restaurant A is co-owed by Head Chef, 30YO M, and Spineless Man, 50ish YO M; HC and SM for short. While I worked at restaurant A, HC and SM were in the process of opening up a second restaurant, restaurant B, and hired me on to work there as a cashier too, transitioning away from restaurant A to work only for Restaurant B (on the books) once it opened. Things got weird, though. I decided right off that bat that I would not put a lot of myself into the dishwashing job, because I needed to conserve my energy surviving and looking for a sustainable job that applies more appropriately to my education, experience, skillset. While washing dishes, I was pretty withdrawn although I was friendly and kind to everyone; just not especially open. I rarely ever talked because I felt really shy and was washing dishes which made me feel pretty bummed about where I am in life. Aside from that, everyone that worked at restaurant A had been working together for some time and I felt as though it was impossible for me to break into the pre-existing social dynamic. I also worked in close proximity (think, 10 feet away for several hours straight) to HC. Initially he seemed really friendly and took an active interest in me in ways that no other person in this town has, and I was (naively) happy to have a friend, albeit a work friend- a distinction I knew at the time. HC asked me questions about my life and seemed enthusiastic about my experiences. Nothing weird or inappropriate really, just a lot of curiosity from HC, initially. I know nobody around this new town, and though I've looked for MeetUps and things, nothing has panned out. At work, while I was simultaneously lonely and intentionally closed-off, I was happy to have some social contact, with HC and the rest of the staff there, though it was on a primarily 'see-everyone-at-work-and-chit-chat' basis. (I'm trying to lay out the format of the social scene and where I was in my head at the time to explain why what happened, happened.) After a couple weeks, things started to get weird between my boss, HC, and I when he texted me one night, late, saying, "you're beautiful- not your boss- right now." I texted back noncommittally, "You mean I'm beautiful only right now, or you're not my boss right now?" He replied essentially with, cut the crap, stop being cryptic, accept the compliment. That week at work, he amped up the general interest to flirting hardcore. Before, I had been a tiny bit more open about my life, interests, etc, but I shut down at work when HC increased his aggressive flirting. I was non-responsive aside from interacting the way I would with say, my grandmother, a small child, or another colleague; IE, I kept my responses simple and superficial. Also, his girlfriend, whom he lives with, worked with us too. It was really mortifying to have him pursue me so hard, while the other kitchen staff and his girlfriend watched on. I was also being paid off the books; and I was worried that if I shut him down completely, I would be dismissed. On top of this, I was worried that I was being crazy; that I must be imagining that this man was interested in me, because how insane would it be for someone to pursue the dishwasher in front of their very partner? In hindsight, I think that might have been intentional. This goes on for a few weeks, and I still have no friends. Sadly, I considered HC a friend, although he had crossed the line several times, such as through several texts. He did seem funny, and even, perhaps, a little too charming. I knew that nothing would ever come of it, so I maintained a friendship both to maintain my job at restaurant A and because I was (am) pathetically lonely. Also, I was worried I was blowing this out of proportion and being a crazy, narcissistic woman who reads bad intentions into every man's behavior. A few weeks after the 'you are beautiful' text, we ran into each other outside of work and he seemed nervous. He eventually told me he had feelings for me, to which I replied, "I respect your relationship with girlfriend" and nothing more. Later that day, we met up to discuss this, and I told him that I did like him and that he'd been my only friend, but that clearly nothing would ever come of it and I wanted to respect the boundaries of his current relationship. He told me that they had been planning on splitting up, independently of me completely. This took me aback, because it didn't seem as though they had any kind of discord when I saw them interact together at work. Also, he bragged to me that he had once gotten fired for "fucking the girl in the restaurant that everyone else wanted to fuck." This shocked me completely, because while I knew him as pretty cocky, didn't think of him as being downright arrogant. His aggressive flirting became aggressive bragging, and I told him so. He also asked me if I could "get off" (I am on antidepressants). The sum of this conversation from my side is, "I enjoy talking to you at work, you are in a relationship, I respect that, I have no friends here, I am vulnerable, lonely, and sad. Nothing more will come of this." The outlandish bragging and willingness flirt in a way that may have been harmful to his g/f confirmed to me that he was a walking red flag. I also told him this. The next day at work, I shut down even further. I did not speak to him. I did not look him in the eyes the entire shift. He asked me if I was OK and I replied, yes, tired. That was one of the last days I worked there, because shortly after, he gave my job away to a high schooler without telling me. After I rejected HC, the texting between HC and I dwindled to next to nothing, while I attempted to maintain a friendly rapport because I was still due to work at restaurant B, once it opened, which was understood between me, HC, and the other co-owner of restaurant A and B, Spineless Man. I attempted to maintain a semblance of a friendship with HC after my job was given away at restaurant A, because I did not want to get fired before I even began to work at restaurant B, due to the fact that I put up boundaries with HC. Essentially I asked him if we could still be friends and if I could still work at Res. B. He agreed that yes, it would be possible. I was also 100% out of money, and while looking desperately, needed the cashier job. When restaurant B opened up 2 weeks after my job was given away at Res. A, I started work there as planned. HC barely trained me, gave me confusing and contradictory instructions ("Do not leave the register, ever!" / "Why are you standing at the register doing nothing? When you aren't taking orders, you should be finding other work to do, like sweeping the dining room!" "You don't have to ask to use the bathroom" / "WHY THE HELL DID YOU GO TO THE BATHROOM????!!!" "Your work is bullshit! Your mistakes are bullshit! WHAT THE FUCK!????!!") I made mistakes on orders from time to time. During these instances, he screamed at me that I needed to get my shit together, that my work and mistakes were bullshit, etc etc. I always apologized and tried my best, albeit filled anew with anxiety, lest I make another mistake and incur his wrath, which inevitably happened, because I soon realized that I could never do anything right and that he would scream at me regardless. I became afraid of leaving the register, tried to never pee, never asked for my free shift-meal directly from him, and essentially kept my head down and did my job as best I could. I texted him asking him to only berate me when it was absolutely necessary, and that his constant, arbitrary criticism stung. He replied, "sorry." I was doing a good job from the perspective of the guests, as there was never a complaint about me, people liked me, and I was tipped well (which impacted all staff). My co-worker, a kitchen tech, told me that I was "doing awesome." So, while HC was never satisfied and verbally abused me, nobody else had a problem, and nothing disastrous occurred from my occasional mistake. SM remained friendly with me when he came to check on the restaurant, and I thought that if I just did my job, I could probably survive the fear I felt from being around HC and his erratic, unpredictable, and scary behavior. My experience of him in restaurant A was really different from restaurant B. It's like he became a whole new person once I told him I would not sleep with him. Additionally, he put his hands on me frequently in ways that made me really uncomfortable, and I asked him to stop, but he persisted. For instance: a. he would approach me while I was standing at the register, and not tell me. He would stand behind me with his crotch in my back until I noticed and jumped. He did this about 4x a day and I repeatedly told him to stop, and that it scared me, but he persisted. b. I heard him talking suggestively about a 16 year old girl who worked there, too, and it made me really uncomfortable. I even told her, at a different time, that if she ever felt unsafe, she could talk to me. c. he frequently touched me when he was screaming at me for my mistakes. The last day I worked before he fired me, he was pushing his fingers into my forearm while telling me that my work was bullshit. I told him "don't touch me" and a change went over his face. He then fired me through email a few days later, citing my frequent mistakes and the fact that I had overfilled the mop bucket the last time I worked. Once I read his email that I was fired, I tried to call SM to ask him if there was anything really wrong with my performance at work, and that I was never told that my job was at risk due to my mistakes. I left SM a voicemail, and called him again several hours later. I also texted him asking him to please return my call. I heard nothing from SM. I did not reply to HC's 'you're fired' email. The more I've thought about it, the more it sinks in that I was being abused because I rejected HC's advances, and that SM apparently did not care that this was ongoing nor that I was fired for arbitrary reasons. I had tried to draw lines with HC, such as asking him to not touch me, to announce his presence when he was behind me, to not berate me harshly, while being friendly enough to maintain my job. For those who might say, "find another job", this is easier said than done. I have been living on a measly wage and have been looking hard for something else, to no avail. I also have no family safety net, and I can't ask my friends for money; they've helped me in the past and I'm not comfortable with seeking further monetary help. My question here is; since I've been fired, and have some of the inappropriate texts documented from HC, do I have a case here to file for sexual harassment with the EEOC? While there are texts, including me pushing back against his come-ons, I also tried to maintain friendliness both because I know nobody here and because I wanted to secure my job. I am afraid that I will not have any ground to stand on with a sexual harassment report. The longer I think about this, the more I feel that this man was attempting to dupe me, leveraging his position as my boss over my head, and brashly punishing me for rejecting him. Some of this stuff is hard to prove though, like the unwanted touching, the screaming at me while I'm at work, etc. And, he has the whole town on his side- they love his food. I have no one. But what happened was wrong, and now I am unemployed with like, $40 in my bank account. Should I attempt to pursue civil litigation against this man, and if yes, what would be the best way to go about establishing my credibility and case? I hope I made this as detailed and thorough as I could, because I find that I rarely can express myself the way I wish I could. PS- in order to file an EEOC report in VA, the business needs to employ 6 people. Res. B has about 11.

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I have a Technics Stereo Graphic Equalizer SH-8066 (circa 1985-1989), and the left channel is out. What is my first step in diagnosing the source of the issue?The unit has been tested and the left channel is definitely out. We've pulled the circuit board. Where should we start looking, in our search to diagnose the source of the left channel not working? I am seeking informed recommendations on how and where to begin the diagnostic process. This is a question about method. Just assume that I already know I could take it to a professional to have it diagnosed but that I'm too stubborn to do that. :-) I have access to a multimeter, and my partner has knowledge of automotive electrical systems. We are vintage stereo enthusiasts but his knowledge of audio electrical systems is not as strong. Photos of circuit board available upon request.

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My ISP was bought out and the new, shiny ISP offered me a deal to get a package of data, cable, and a land line for 2/3 the price I was paying for data only.So, after many years of not having a landline (and the last time I had one, it was exclusively for a fax machine), a couple of years without cable and ONLY having high speed cable internet, I now have all three. So, anybody have any fun/cool/useful/productive ideas of what I can use a this landline for nowadays (2016/2017)? Thanks!

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With another cold winter here, I'm looking for recommendations for a warm pair of women's gloves for driving. My hands get pretty cold and my current pair isn't cutting it. Ideally they'd keep my hands warm without losing a lot of dexterity. No particular material preference, and touchscreen capability isn't necessary. Thanks Mefites!

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I make soft pretzels a lot and plan on making a ton soon. I use a recipe that calls for a boiling baking soda bath but I'm curious if I should be making a new bath for each batch.. Or if the boiling is even necessary. I'm worried about experimenting and wasting dough and time.I make soft pretzels a lot and plan on making a ton for holiday gifts and a few batches to freeze for new baby meals (along with nice cheese and soup... Yummm.) I use this recipe. It calls for a boiling baking soda bath but I'm curious if I should be making a new bath for each batch or if 2/3 of a cup in 10 cups of water is enough for two. . Or three.. Or more batches. I'm worried about experimenting and wasting dough and time. And I suppose along the same lines, is there a benefit to the hot bath or should I go more the King Arthur route? I've always had success with the former so I'm not feeling the urge to change but what gives? Surely someone knows.

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My friend copied another friends video to the icloud from an ipad. The video is of her mother's funeral. Now there is an 8 month gap lost in the video collection. And of course the funeral video is in that time frame.I have been searching for hours and cannot find anything except got to settings, videos and hit show all videos- except there is no such switch on her current ipad- new IOS I am assuming. Any ideas? Can anything be done besides going to a professional and paying for recovery?

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Go to any clickbait site and you'll find articles called "21 things that will annoy people with OCD". It will be full of pictures of tiled floors with one tile breaking the pattern, or carefully sorted objects with one in the wrong place. My understanding is that this can be a part of OCD, but isn't itself OCD. So what is it called?

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I need a recommendation on a good flatbed scanner that can handle 35mm slides as well as color and b&w photo negatives of all shapes and sizes.I've inherited my family's photo archives which consists of 25 35mm slide carousels (100 slides each) as well as hundreds and hundreds of photo negatives. Most of the negatives are 35mm but a couple hundred are old 120-size and some are even a bit bigger than that. I'm trying to scan them all for reference purposes before I properly archive all of these negatives and would like to find a flatbed scanner to accomplish it. Ideally, I'd like to fill the entire flatbed with negatives and let the software identify each image regardless of size. Unfortunately, the only thing I can find are scanners that require the use of frames into which each negative must be loaded. That's a SLOW way to accomplish my goal and not always practical since some of the older negatives don't quite fit. Can anyone point me to a flatbed scanner that will do what I'm seeking? If not, I'm open to good alternatives.

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Recommendations for AppleTV or iPad games for a 4 year old?He's big into Minions Rush, and racing games. I'm big into no in-app purchases. I don't mind paying a couple of bucks, but nothing too prIcey.

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A local venue I frequent is a target for bike thefts. Items go frequently missing like wheels, lights, panniers, tools. How can I catch the perpetrators?I live in an area where there is a large segment of transients who frequent the downtown area. I go to one particular activity fairly frequently by bike at the same day and time along with 20-50 other people many of whom are parking their rides outside along the same rack. Stuff disappears off their rides with disturbing frequency. The venue is unresponsive. It would be relatively easy for them to post a cam in their windows to monitor this area. Perhaps I should actually approach them about the ongoing theft in person and I think I will do so to see if that's possible. So, my somewhat idle fantasy is to post a bike there with some goodies with the express purpose of trapping the culprit(s). It's been going on for years so it might even be the same person, this is part of their route. Practically speaking, this may not be doable in any real way I can accomplish. It's not like I'm going to build a blue-tooth enabled Arduino that send me real time vibrations to my pendant so I can rush outside and confront the arse doing this. Wouldn't really want to get into it in a personal way. I'm not carrying my cell during the event so can't get signaled in this way. Securing my bike is job one, however it happens infrequently enough to me that I tend to let my guard down over time until tagged again, two oldish panniers with a tool kit gone. Second idea would be to have a cam on the bike in a disguised or hidden fashion, impossible to easily steal the thing and point it at the rear of my honeypot bike to capture the culprit. Post video and prints all over and busted. I am posting this out of post-theft musing. I am savvy enough not to leave anything out that would cause me to lose sleep, however, the ongoing injustice of this is enough to demand some form of action. Anyhoos, curious if anyone has seen or contemplated some for of project of this type. Thanks.

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I want to see a live performance of Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida. Flexible on performance quality and location. How to find this?I've been listening to the soundtrack for ~15 years but have never seen a performance. I'm fond of the soundtrack and have a growing itch to be able to fill in dialogue, actors' gestures, sets, etc. Don't really enjoy recorded musicals, looking for a live performance. It's doesn't need to be professional - a college or even high school performance would be fine. To further relax constraints, I live in Boston but would consider traveling - If U of Montana's theater club is performing, I could find a couple of other fun things to do in Montana and make a trip out of it. Probably wouldn't build a trip to Australia around it, but somewhere in the U.S. or Canada, sure. So...how do I find this? Is there a theater version of Songkick? Some search term I'm missing? The internet has thus far just turned up past performances than were "upcoming" when the article was published. Looks like I can save searches on some ticket-selling sites, but wondering if there's anything better.

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What can I do to support myself but also have spare time to spend studying? (So ideally it would be well-paid (not minimum wage).) I'm prepared to do a few months of prep work to be able to get that sort of work. I have a Maths degree, but not much recent work experience. Learning Wordpress? or some other coding thing? (I have a basic level of ability to program, but not enough to make an app or anything.) Something else?I'd like to do a Masters, or some self-study in my spare time. Masters degrees in the UK are not easy to get funding for, so it looks likely I would be doing a part-time job (and a part-time Masters, I guess). I have done tutoring in the past, but that is too ad hoc and cannot offer a reliable income. I've tried freelance proofreading, but the pay rate is low, and it's ad hoc. Am I likely to be able to find temp work at better than minimum/living wage? I've heard even any temp work at all is very hard to come by at the moment. I very much don't want to be an accountant or an actuary ultimately, but I would be OK working at that for a while IF I could do it part-time. But I think that's unlikely. Most graduate jobs don't seem to have a part-time option. Proofreading transcripts for court reporters?? https://proofreadanywhere.com/ (Is this a scam? Upfront cost of around $1000, and a few months' training.) Coding of some sort? If this is recommended, the language I incline towards is Python, as it's used in scientific applications, and I'd rather work in that than just for an ordinary company. But maybe something else would be better for what I want to achieve? Wordpress? Java? (I'm not sure how easy it would be to teach myself coding and then find part-time coding work.) How do people manage part-time study and part-time work? If you're being paid at minimum wage and working 25 hours a week, you only just make enough to survive on in a largeish city, and that's before you have to pay for tuition fees. What gives?

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What are some practical gift ideas for my recently widowed sister?My younger sister was suddenly widowed on Halloween and she is still in the throes of grief. This holiday season has been rough on her and I want to get her something that will make life a little easier. I was thinking about getting her a certificate for some massages or home-delivered meals. Her husband loved to cook, but she has no patience for it. This seems like a really dense question, but what are some practical gift ideas for a grieving sister, other than my time and love? We live in the Twin Cities, if that's helpful. I appreciate any ideas you can share.

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