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Lepl parser for Python.

Colorless Green.

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SVG experiment.

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Cache rewrite.

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The Worst of Metafilter

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2007 09:36:09 -0400 (CLT)

Yeah, I know this is uncharitable.  But for so long I've been wanting to
do it...  This thread will contain links to the worst of Mefi.  Just one
line link posts.

To start off: "I am buying a bunch of colorful and unique stuff"
http://ask.metafilter.com/66472/Help-a-funky-girl-look-good-and-be-comfortable-at-Burning-Man

Andrew

It's all about the Me

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 14:15:05 -0400 (CLT)

http://www.metafilter.com/62841/Explosive-Revelation#1760311

Too Easy

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 19:21:27 -0400 (CLT)

http://ask.metafilter.com/66861/Saturn-in-Virgo-UGH

To Be Completely Clear - I Agree With Loquax

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2007 19:28:08 -0400 (CLT)

http://metatalk.metafilter.com/14544/What-gives-with-the-deletion#432468

Alas...

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 13:45:48 -0400 (CLT)

http://ask.metafilter.com/67164/URGENT-I-accidentally-made-chlorine-gas-should-I-start-writing-my-will

Power 101

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 10:42:35 -0400 (CLT)

http://www.metafilter.com/63162/Babies-amp-Burkhas

The problem is inequality of power.  In the first case, the concern that
Yemeni women are not free to choose when they marry, whether they use
contraception, etc.

To solve this some people advocate that the "west" should intervene. 
Again, inequality of power is important: the west only has that option
because it is more powerful.  So there is a tension between the use of
power by one group of people (the west) to force other people (Yemeni
patriarchal structures) to reduce their power over others (Yemeni women).

Which ignores a third inequality of power: in the west itself those with
political and cultural (media) power tend to use issues like those
described above as justification for military intervention for their own
means (oil, water, whatever).

The end result is at least four different levels (western elite; western
"liberals"; eastern elite; eastern women).  Level 2 urges level 1 to screw
over level 3 in the name of level 4.  As a consequence, level 1 uses level
2 and 4 as an excuse to fuck everyone.

Andrew

Cheap....

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 10:24:51 -0400 (CLT)

You're asking because you don't want to pay tax, and you'd rather screw
over someone poorer than yourself?  If so - and apologies if I have
misunderstood - but you are one cheap fucker.

http://ask.metafilter.com/70350/Is-there-any-reason-for-concern-if-my-maid-a-legal-resident-just-asked-permission-to-report-her-biweekly-payments-from-me-on-her-Section-8-income-report

Andrew

Yellow

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 18:03:52 -0400 (CLT)

http://metatalk.metafilter.com/14811/This-account-is-differentlyabled#448053

Andrew

...history, and laughing

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 17:50:13 -0400 (CLT)

Laugh, or cry?

Cry or laugh?

You decide -
http://ask.metafilter.com/70543/Brain-way-beyond-racked-Need-suggestions-for-a-title-for-my-new-blog

Andrew

Credit Card Security

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 17:56:42 -0400 (CLT)

http://ask.metafilter.com/70545/Sending-sensitive-information-over-email

Andrew

Funny Foreigners

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2007 08:13:52 -0400 (CLT)

http://ask.metafilter.com/70575/Turkish-men-kissing

Andrew

Within 10min 2 People Had Marked As Favourite

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2007 18:03:24 -0400 (CLT)

It's just a fucking pepper grinder!  Arrrrrgggghhhh!
http://ask.metafilter.com/70694/Help-me-find-my-daily-grind

Andrew

It's Parabolic

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 16:24:30 -0400 (CLT)

Wow.  I thought I'd given up with this section.  But, wow.

http://ask.metafilter.com/92343/Human-And-Dog-Antenna#1352205

Best answer!

Andrew

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