http://www.metafilter.com/favorites/19030/comments/ - Apr 24, 2014 2:23:49 PM - Dec 4, 2004 9:21:16 AM
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1627“So… do you… do you suppose we should… talk about money?”I suspect that a careful viewing might have revealed some of the money angle but sex trumps just about everything else and so that is where the eye if not the mind is.Might you say that most people would watch the film with their eyes wide shut?I'll show myself to the door...
Llama-Lime4:28 PM on April 23, 2014Asked about Alex’s fondness for Ludwig Van in A Clockwork Orange, Kubrick answered, “I think this suggests the failure of culture to have any morally refining effect on society. Many top Nazis were cultured and sophisticated men, but it didn’t do them, or anyone else, much good.”
Wow. Succinct and perfectly appropriate for the era of art-loving hedge fund managers.
RedOrGreen2:08 PM on April 23, 2014I have been waiting for a general critical re-visitation of Eyes Wide Shut. It didn't surprise me that the film was pilloried when it came out, because that's pretty much par for the course for Kubrick, but most of his films have had champions nonetheless, and this has had few.
I love it. It's a tough movie, sure, but, then, so are they all. I suppose there was nothing in it like the light show at the end of 2001, to draw in stoned young people who wound up seeing the... [more]
Bunny Ultramod11:10 AM on April 23, 2014
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Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1624Ask MeFi post: Collecting data via iPhone - regularly, quickly, securely, non-web-basedIf you want to use TapForms, this is the solution I would recommend. 1. Have each user set an password for the database on the device. 2. At the end of the day, create a backup file. 3. Upload the file to a dropbox account. (Configure in settings). - At this point the submitter is done.
4. Admin loads that database into a new database on the desktop version of tapforms.
5. Exports... [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Brent Parker10:38 PM on April 21, 2014Handbase is another good database program, with versions for every platform. The desktop version allows multi-user sync, and the developer is working on a automatic cloud sync. There was a recent question on their forum which was similar to yours, the support tech offered to directly work with the potential user.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Sophont11:57 PM on April 21, 2014How about wufoo?
Here's the iPad app.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by LuckySeven~12:00 AM on April 22, 2014
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1621Do your civic doody.What's going on with the Midwest?! People finding ways to lower taxes and cut government spending by abandoning the whole notion of socialized care for the mentally ill, then spend a few years thinking the neighborhood sure seems to be going downhill what with all these homeless people in it, and then eventually asking themeselves How Something Like This Could Happen Here. So, America. America is what's going on with the Midwest.
mhoye2:03 PM on April 19, 2014
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1620I've always wanted to have a neighbor just like you“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”Debaser6266:22 AM on April 18, 2014
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Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1619Now they are the same thingI'm not a supporter of Mr. Obama, but it should be obvious even to the dimmest of the dim that racism is a big if not the biggest driving force behind the right's hatred of him. It's a factor, sure, but I'm old enough to remember the Clinton Years well, when Rush Limbaugh opened every show with counting the number of days that America had been "held hostage" (the number of days Clinton had been president). I remember the lists of murders... [more]
Pater Aletheias11:04 AM on April 15, 2014
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Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1617The Next AmericaI've often thought that video game consoles make for nicely granular generational divisions, for those of us born in the '70s or later. What console was most prominent in your childhood? I was born in 1980 and confidently identify as Generation NES, even though I never actually owned one. Perhaps you are slightly older, and grew up more familiar with the Intellivision or Atari 2600. Amazingly, there are now eligible voters who have never known anything more primitive than a PlayStation.Faint of Butt5:14 PM on April 13, 2014t gottabefunky: I dunno, it seems like despite being a rapidly shrinking group being old, conservative and white is pretty much the plum gig of being an american citizen. You're catered to on every level politically, you have wealth from a lifetime of opportunities that young adults never had, and you are super over-represented in media. If the trade off for that is you have to deal with social policies you disagree with but don't really affect you on any personal... [Ferreous1:19 PM on April 13, 2014