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Good discussions on the Blue about Big Things at their infancy?

Inspired by today's post about pulsed power fusion, I wondered what it looked like when Tesla was first being discussed and found this thread that came out in 2009 just as the Model S was being introduced. It's fascinating to read people's takes. That reminded me of the 2001 thread discussing the nascent iPod, which is even better. Do you have any favorite posts discussing now giant things when they were just being born? Tech especially is cool but more serious things like the two "Trump is running for president" threads from 2011 - where Artw presciently calls him "America's Boris Johnson!" - and 2015 are interesting too.
posted by AgentRocket on Sep 18 at 7:20 AM - 50 comments

Metatalktail Hour: FOOOOOOOD

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, with the seasoning changing, I am ready for some NEW FOOD! Tell me what you're eating! What are you cooking, what are you getting as takeout, what are you eating at fancy gastronomy restaurants? slenderloris is also interested in knowing WHERE you eat and ON WHAT you eat (disposable? Fine china?). Pictures of course welcome! Recipes welcomer!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 7 at 5:34 PM - 106 comments

should televised US presidential debates go in fanfare?

This is a MetaTalk to discuss whether presidential debates, such as the one we had tonight, which was posted as an FPP, should instead be put in FanFare. FanFare is a space with a specific category designated for live "Special" televised events, whereas posting about the debate on the blue (as happened this evening) ends up containing the same kind of fig-leaf URLs that generate liveblogging megathreads rather than actual discussion of a cool thing which was discovered and linked on the web.
posted by Greg Nog on Sep 12 at 8:43 PM - 59 comments

Impossible. Perhaps the archives are incomplete.

I'd always thought MeFi site searches were pretty much comprehensive, but last night I came across several search terms that were clearly missing content. Has anyone else noticed this behavior in the past, or could this be a new bug?
posted by Rhaomi on Sep 19 at 11:56 AM - 10 comments

MetaAnniversary: FizzRecordings? nightFizz?

On this exact date, one year ago, I messaged Nightrecordings via MeMail to discuss this post about Serena Williams at the US Open. One thing led to another and...we're now married. I wouldn't have the love of my life without this community. I want to thank everyone here who made that possible. Apologies for the selfishness of this MetaTalk. I love you Nightrecordings! ❤️
posted by Fizz on Sep 11 at 8:54 AM - 89 comments

This is Just to Say

I have used
the poem
that we have all
abused so badly

and many
of the versions
that MeFites created

Forgive me
it was for a class
on text and audience
and the students seemed to like it

posted by Ghidorah on Sep 10 at 8:16 PM - 36 comments

Post Your Animal Month

So I had this wacky idea, and I'm doing it. Please join me. If you have an animal in your username, post (directly, tangentially, barely-relatedly) about your animal over the next month. Post your animal month goes from August 23 to September 23 or whenever people stop doing it. Whichever comes later. Tag #postyouranimal .
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Aug 23 at 11:20 AM - 116 comments

Seeking an essay posted on MeFi

Do you remember a personal essay about a female researcher who very nearly missed the opportunity to present her work (due to a terrible combination of romantic breakup, burglary, and something else?) but prevailed, and went on to win major accolades?
posted by samthemander on Sep 8 at 2:36 PM - 18 comments

Dust off those bookmarks, tidy your link collections, share the old gold

A bit over a month ago, Cozybee asked Can we do a "post something interesting from your bookmarks" month? Some folks did, and you can join in! Dig through your old links and add the tag postfromyourbookmarks.
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 14 at 11:11 AM - 3 comments

Mefite's website of evidence of Trump's collusion

I remember that somebody in the megathreads was keeping a website that compiled and organized all the little bits of information that came out in the news about Trump's collusion with Russia (and maybe also other Trump stuff), but I can't remember the name and haven't been able to search for it successfully. Does somebody have a link?
posted by coolname on Sep 12 at 12:06 PM - 1 comments

Afternoon Coffee - Let's Talk

The six a.m. 16 ounce is required, and the booster at 10 a.m. helps, but when your eyes just will.not.stay.open. at 2:00 p.m., do you go back for another?
posted by halfbuckaroo on Aug 27 at 4:35 PM - 70 comments

155: No curses, no whammies

After several technical hiccups, Jessamyn and I managed to record a podcast, and here it is! Lots of MeFi and Ask; lots of users' first posts, lots of animal posts, even several first animal posts. Runs about 90 minutes.
posted by cortex on Sep 1 at 4:38 PM - 25 comments

Share your ThinkPad Love!

Seeing this post today and weighing in with my usual recommendation that the OP purchase a refurbished ThinkPad (and seeing how many other MeFites did the same, as usual) made me stop and think about how often I see manifestations of ThinkPad love on The Green, so I thought it might be fun to share our ThinkPad love a little more freely and generally geek out over our fondness for these durable but aesthetically challenged miracle boxes!
posted by Chairboy on Aug 29 at 10:35 AM - 72 comments

Sooo...It happened with earlier tech!

I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their copy machine, or why.
posted by brujita on Sep 8 at 10:48 PM - 24 comments

Hey, like wow, thank you all!

Can I just say that the Blue has been amazing lately and I've been having a lot of fun with the diversity of posts. And by diversity, I can't even begin to describe, but if you've been watching the Blue you know what I mean. Thank you, all of you, for your posts! I'm sure I'm not the only member who has felt delighted by something unexpected... So yay!
posted by hippybear on Sep 4 at 9:43 PM - 19 comments

Area Man Loses Contest

It's time for the 2019 LearnedLeague Championship Results! 164 champions of various A Rundles and other contests vie for the biggest prize in LearnedLeague: this scarf. If you are interested in someday joining some of the 15,098 non-scarfworthy competitors in glorious failure, come inside for details on how to join, or ask one of the many MeFi Llamas!
posted by Huffy Puffy on Sep 5 at 6:00 AM - 27 comments

Music on the Brain

As the end of another [insert your applicable adjective here] week grows nigh, let’s talk about having music on the brain. Is there always a soundtrack playing in your noggin? Or is everything quiet and that’s a bizarre question? On what occasions has your brain cued up a song with lyrics that fit the situation perfectly, or offered insights, comfort or humor that you needed? Ever find yourself thinking of a tune that would be utterly inappropriate in that moment should you accidentally start singing it? Can you “play” entire albums or symphonies in your head? Can you imagine familiar music differently, perhaps switching up the instrumentation, the meter or even the genre? Do you make up new lyrics to songs as a way to amuse yourself and others or remember things? And no conversation about music on the brain would be complete without a discussion of earworms… when does it happens to you, and do you have a trick for getting rid of them? Chime in!
posted by restless_nomad on Aug 9 at 7:09 AM - 83 comments

MetaTalktail Hour: Famous on the Internet

For this month's Euro time shift Metatalktails, we hear from Mefite I'm always feeling, Blue who wants to know about your brushes with the internet-famous ...
posted by taz on Aug 31 at 8:03 AM - 82 comments

Hurricane Dorian Check-In Thread

How are Mefites in Dorian's target area doing? Let us know how you're coping and if you need any help.

The Washington Post has removed article limits on coverage of Hurricane Dorian to make these stories available without a subscription.

Capital Weather Gang

‘Catastrophic’ Hurricane Dorian blasting Bahamas while bearing down on Florida, threatening Georgia and the Carolinas

Hurricane Dorian city-by-city forecasts

Tracking the path
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 2 at 10:31 AM - 25 comments

Let's not use mass shooters' names.

I think that we should avoid using the names of mass shooters when we talk about them. It gives them publicity, which they want. We also shouldn't link to their manifestos, or to sites making money off them.
posted by The corpse in the library on Sep 2 at 9:50 AM - 47 comments

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