Is there anywhere a survey of where Metafilter users live? December 7, 2008 5:17 PM   Subscribe

I'm getting the impression that a huge percentage are like myself: -Mac users, living in Toronto who ten to leave food out on the kitchen counter too long.
posted by bonobothegreat to MetaFilter-Related at 5:17 PM (78 comments total)

No, I use Linux, live in Hamilton, and I only eat sardines.
posted by the dief at 5:25 PM on December 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Here's one.

Nobody uses Macs, they only have one button.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:28 PM on December 7, 2008


There's a kml file you can drag into Google Earth here if you want location of mefites type stuff.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:30 PM on December 7, 2008


I am a demograph of one
posted by The Whelk at 5:32 PM on December 7, 2008


pc user here (but hardly pc), however i did, in fact, leave my food out on the counter today, possibly for too long but i hope not because i ate it anyway. i had sausage & a plate of beans for lunch. i was going to put it away but i got to diddling around on the internet and before i knew it, it was dinner time! so i enjoyed some sausage & beans for dinner as well. now. i hope i don't get food poisoning.
posted by msconduct at 5:37 PM on December 7, 2008


I use both Macs and PCs, live in Seattle, and leave food in the fridge until it goes bad, then throw it out.
posted by b1tr0t at 5:38 PM on December 7, 2008


Mac user, San Diego, and in my house food doesn't live long enough to be old.
posted by SPrintF at 5:41 PM on December 7, 2008


Since you're in Toronto, it shouldn't matter how long you leave your food out. It's all made of edible oil products with indefinite shelf-lives.

If you want, I can hook you up with some brightly coloured balloons and tax-free wicker goods.
posted by CKmtl at 5:47 PM on December 7, 2008 [3 favorites]


msconduct, I fear you're overthinking... oh, never mind.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:10 PM on December 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


PC user who is glad his Mac is a unix box, Portland, and I do that thing that b1tr0t does but don't necessarily agree with my wife about when "bad" is, exactly.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:20 PM on December 7, 2008


For the curious: here's some screenshots of the population density of MetaFilter members in various parts of the world, via Google Earth.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:22 PM on December 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


I'm one of the near-majority on MetaFilter who is constantly caught by confirmation bias.
posted by DU at 6:24 PM on December 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


age/sex/location check?
posted by solipsophistocracy at 6:28 PM on December 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm a PC user living in a small town in Kansas. I never leave food out on the kitchen counter, but I sometimes leave leftovers in the fridge too long.
posted by amyms at 6:31 PM on December 7, 2008


PC, Toronto, Long walks on the beach.
posted by gman at 6:36 PM on December 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


I use both PCs and Macs, but mostly my MacBookPro...I'm in Rocheport, MO, and in our house the cats will eat food left out, or at least knock it off the counter to spite us.
posted by schyler523 at 6:40 PM on December 7, 2008


If you update you profile with your location you'll see everyone close to you.

[close to toronto, mac, ate moldy brie last night]
posted by saucysault at 6:59 PM on December 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


I live inside the DB and eat deleted posts.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:01 PM on December 7, 2008


Vista user, Calgary, SWM, and I just ate a bag of Ruffles All-Dressed Chips that expired nearly a month ago.
posted by blue_beetle at 7:35 PM on December 7, 2008


I post tasty morsels into crap posts before they get deleted so that Burhanistan doesn't starve.
posted by b1tr0t at 7:45 PM on December 7, 2008


PC, New England, floor = five second rule, counter = cooked food five hours, raw vegetables and fruits ask MeFi, fridge five days, freezer five months.
posted by longsleeves at 7:48 PM on December 7, 2008


My counter food stays to eleven.
posted by chlorus at 7:49 PM on December 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


PC/xt but switching to Mac in Jan-Feb, Vancouver, SWF, ate some Tao Kae Noi Crispy Seaweed chips last night thanks to AskMe. They were minutes-old from the bag ;)
posted by seawallrunner at 7:58 PM on December 7, 2008


Mac, Australia, Eating AskMe birthday (5) cake.
posted by tellurian at 8:00 PM on December 7, 2008


You're forgetting the Durham/Chapel Hill/Austin cat-cohabiting web developer contingent. Again.
posted by amtho at 8:06 PM on December 7, 2008


Yes.
posted by Manhasset at 8:08 PM on December 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


here's some screenshots of the population density of MetaFilter members in various parts of the world

Some seem to be denser than others.
posted by lukemeister at 8:15 PM on December 7, 2008 [3 favorites]


Mac, Oakland, put my food away immediately and often eat it cold* right out of the fridge if I'm the only one eating.

*Except for french fries.
posted by oneirodynia at 8:17 PM on December 7, 2008


Miss Scarlett. In the conservatory. With the wrench.
posted by jfuller at 8:20 PM on December 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


For the curious: here's some screenshots of the population density of MetaFilter members in various parts of the world, via Google Earth.

I'm that little green dot way over there. No, not that one, the other one.
posted by deborah at 8:21 PM on December 7, 2008


Look, the only reason we leave our food out on the counter too long is because we had to get our anonymous "Should I eat it?" AskMe post approved first and then we argued about it for three days. And we didn't actually want to eat it. We just wanted to know. God, people.
posted by katillathehun at 8:28 PM on December 7, 2008


Linux, shut-in, mostly live on cereal and pizza.

HTH.
posted by cmonkey at 8:44 PM on December 7, 2008


I'd eat that.
posted by lukemeister at 8:49 PM on December 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


windows, new york, drink most of my diet
posted by jonmc at 9:02 PM on December 7, 2008


Thanks for the map and info! I can stop wondering about my neighbours.
posted by bonobothegreat at 9:04 PM on December 7, 2008


Never been to Toronto, Mac user, the food is fine on the counter for a day or two so stop worrying.
posted by nowonmai at 9:12 PM on December 7, 2008


When I said location on I meant add the latitude/longitude (for Toronto they are latitude 43.654, longitude -79.5206). When you go in someone's profile next to the location they have typed in is a globe icon that links to where they are in googlemaps. Then on your profile page it also lists who else on mefi with the geographical information added and how close they are to you. If you want to start wondering about your neighbours come to a meetup and see what some of there people eat. Oysters!! Raw and slimy. And don't get me started on what they drink....
posted by saucysault at 9:22 PM on December 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Cool! Thanks, saucysault.
posted by bonobothegreat at 9:43 PM on December 7, 2008


Windows, Toronto, and what do you mean I can put stuff in the fridge?
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:44 PM on December 7, 2008


Providence, currently have a PC (I've gone back and forth all my life) and haven't left food out on the kitchen counter in at least two years.
posted by Kattullus at 9:55 PM on December 7, 2008


SF; Mac at home, PC at work; right now there's a bowl of fruit, a bag of tortilla chips, and a chunk of chocolate on the counter, and it will all get eaten. And no, you can't have any of the chocolate.
posted by gingerbeer at 10:04 PM on December 7, 2008


Toronto? What's that near?
posted by timeistight at 10:06 PM on December 7, 2008


PC, Japan, just finished off the last spicy chicken wing from the pizza delivery. It sat, in its box, with its previously eaten friends, until this morning, when I woke up and thought, hey, no insulation, no heat, it's pretty cold, right? Besides, it was spicy. Spicy food a) is an interesting choice first thing in the morning, as I discovered, and b) can't possibly go bad, right?
posted by Ghidorah at 10:30 PM on December 7, 2008


Vista, SoCal, no clear counter space ever.

Some merciful being just end me, please.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:45 PM on December 7, 2008


I live in Santa Barbara, I only leave bread, fruit and eggs out and I will not use a mac because my computer is the only thing about me that is PC.
posted by Iron Rat at 10:52 PM on December 7, 2008


PC (With XP, bitch, though soon to be upgraded to Linux), Ottawa, and in the habit of nursing a cup of steadily colder coffee over the course of an entire night, until 6 AM rolls around an in an attempt to stay awake for those extra two hours, I gulp the by now disgusting concoction down and go read a flameout on MeTa.
posted by Phire at 11:21 PM on December 7, 2008


I visited Canada once. I don't remember where, but I think it was North of Montana. Do you have something North of Montana? Do people like to visit it?
posted by Science! at 11:29 PM on December 7, 2008


Mac, Berkeley, ramen doesn't go bad.
posted by brundlefly at 11:30 PM on December 7, 2008


XP (linux at work), Berkeley, and damn this Blanche de Chambly is awesome.
posted by team lowkey at 12:13 AM on December 8, 2008


...who ten to leave food out on the kitchen counter too long.

You wouldn't ten to do that if you eight it.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:25 AM on December 8, 2008 [7 favorites]


One for three - Mac, I'd never eat it if there's doubt, and ain't nobody nowhere nearby.

This is a really nice part of the world, you should all move here so I can spend less time talking to horses and dogs. My favourite pub is really friendly, tv-free, and there's a framed picture of the Kennedys with a fold line across their faces.
posted by carbide at 12:39 AM on December 8, 2008


I use a PC and don't leave my food out for long enough.

And I don't live in Canada. I guess you are my exact opposite in every way!
posted by aubilenon at 1:19 AM on December 8, 2008


Portland, just put the last of the T'giving leftovers into the disposer. Too chicken to eat 10-day old turkey. Should have frozen it, but it's too late now. So no worries for me except about those green dots in the ocean. Should we do something for them? Send a rescue boat?
posted by Cranberry at 1:19 AM on December 8, 2008


Linux user from Gensokyo, and I don't leave food on the counter. Unless I'm thawing something out.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 2:07 AM on December 8, 2008


Luddite & hobo, so I keep my leftovers in a rag.

mat, that kml file is wonderful to look at.
posted by -t at 3:14 AM on December 8, 2008


I'm not sure where this room is located but the bread they stuff through the bars has been much less fecal-contaminated recently so I'm guessing I'm not in mexico anymore.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 3:27 AM on December 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Boston. I live in a home with two Mac computers, two cats, and one hirsute man who can't be convinced that putting an uncovered plate in the fridge complete with the fork he was eating with does NOT count as "putting it away." Guilty of leaving out tortilla chips only to find that one of the cats thinks they're for her. Ooops.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:29 AM on December 8, 2008


I'd say PC users win, but in the end, do we really?
posted by gman at 3:47 AM on December 8, 2008


Too chicken to eat 10-day old turkey.

I see what you did there. Eponysterical, too.

Windows, Cape Cod, Cold pizza for brekkies.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:36 AM on December 8, 2008


You can make the longitude and latitude even more specific if you want to see who is in your immediate neighbourhood but as you never invite me over I don't know your exact co-ordinates.
still on a mac, still just outside Toronto, last night's feast still on dining room table as I may as well have it for lunch
posted by saucysault at 6:36 AM on December 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


For the curious: here's some screenshots of the population density of MetaFilter members in various parts of the world, via Google Earth.

To the lone Mefite at the North Pole, please remember I want a Wii for Christmas, kthxbye!

it does answer the question of what he does with the other 364 days of the year
posted by The Whelk at 6:50 AM on December 8, 2008 [5 favorites]


I live on Jones in San Francisco, I take the Caltrain, I'm an Apple software engineer. My torrent server is linux. I'm in Toronto for around 3 months every winter. Toronto is so cold.
posted by plexi at 7:01 AM on December 8, 2008


Hi! I'm a Mac user from Copenhagen, Denmark. I'm pretty serious about remembering to put food away and I won't eat it if it's been out for more than about an hour.
posted by sveskemus at 7:23 AM on December 8, 2008


I use a computer, am here, and eat food.
posted by ardgedee at 8:02 AM on December 8, 2008


I use carrier pigeons, live in a mud hut, and eat my young.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 8:27 AM on December 8, 2008


well, most of your old have expired.
posted by jonmc at 9:13 AM on December 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


It's all made of edible oil products with indefinite shelf-lives.

People don't have faces in Toronto
They have cigarette ads instead
They listen to your phone calls
There's a tower in Toronto that controls people's minds
It's illegal to possess brightly coloured balloons in Toronto
Illegal to own brightly coloured balloons


Also, A Toronto Pro-Tip(TM): You don't pronounce it Toe-ron-TO. It's Tar-on-ah. Say it with me: Tar-on-ah.
posted by GuyZero at 9:35 AM on December 8, 2008


Massachusetts, PC, and I have no sense of taste.
posted by lizzicide at 10:21 AM on December 8, 2008


Toronto, Mac user. I don't leave food out on the counter. That's what organic waste disposal or refrigerators are for. Silly Torontonian. Using a Mac.

Err.. wait.
posted by purephase at 10:37 AM on December 8, 2008


I use a manual typewriter and live in an underground salt mine. Food never spoils here.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 11:13 AM on December 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Sorry, while my upstate NY home is close, I use a PC at work and home, and I even throw out the cat's food when it sits out too long.
posted by aught at 12:21 PM on December 8, 2008


Toronto, would love a Mac but can't justify buying yet another computer for a while, and I usually don't leave food on the counter, but ship it out of the house by courier ASAP. The streets of Toronto are my fridge.
posted by maudlin at 12:27 PM on December 8, 2008


You can leave food out too long?
posted by Thorzdad at 1:28 PM on December 8, 2008


Tar-on-ah. Say it with me: Tar-on-ah.

Tron-o. (damn.)

Tron-o.

Sorry, I tried.
posted by longsleeves at 8:14 PM on December 8, 2008


Carrboro, NC (but my web skillz are minimal and the cat is my partner's). Powerbook G4. Ate it. Never see the doctor unless I'm in such a state that someone else has to take me. Kissed her. Got a lawyer. Failed to DTMFA despite good advice to the contrary. Became a better waiter.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 8:25 PM on December 8, 2008


Mac, used to live in Toronto (in the infamous 'vaseline towers' in the gaybourhood), and I currently live in France, so all my food is preserved in duck fat.
posted by LMGM at 4:00 PM on December 9, 2008


p.s. it's pronounced "Trannah". Like a mixture of "tranny" and "Tirana, the capital of Albania." Either way, the important lesson is to never pronounce the second "t" if you want to sound like a local.
posted by LMGM at 4:02 PM on December 9, 2008


Tuh-RAWN-oh or T[schwa]-RAWN-oh.

(And all over the city, dozens of MeFites start muttering to themselves.)
posted by maudlin at 4:49 PM on December 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


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