Curious about this as well since neither of these recently-updated articles from the NYTimes-owned (meta)review site The Wirecutter mention being able to find any bone-conduction headphones they liked.
These were my first ideas as well, albeit in reverse order ;) Having thought a bit more now, I might prefer yet another option—what about “twirling”? (like “in circles” or “your hair”)
Here’s a post, though not from Alicorn, that has some info that may be of interest: http://lesswrong.com/lw/453/procedural_knowledge_gaps/3i49
FWLIW, I took “I’ve never heard of metatroll either, but I won’t hold that against them :)” as intended to have a net-deëscalatory effect, even if it didn’t seem to be entirely subtext-free. (and this combination of attributes is not something I have a problem with)
Apparently it’s supposed to link here.
FYI, this is the original source of that top line you’re quoting: http://asofterworld.com/index.php?id=740
(the alt-text might[n’t] also be noteworthy to you, which reads “Understanding is for terrorists.”)
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Perhaps the article you read was Yvain’s The Virtue of Silence?
Explanation here: http://lesswrong.com/lw/mo0/open_thread_aug_24_aug_30/couo
I strongly dislike this. The head seems too ornate and the outline reminds me of so-called “tribal” tattoos, which seems low status. The body being subtly asymmetrical is a slight annoyance as well and with the owl now being centered in the image I think the subtitle should be too.
An additional reason to punish defection is to disincentivize would-be defectors in the future since they know they too would be risking such punishment.
Seeing as how you’re potentially willing to put money toward this, have you considering running a contest?
While I’m sure you’ve thought of setting silent alarms on your phone, a slightly less obvious idea would be to get a watch that has a vibrating alarm capability.
On the last night while searching at the end of the road she lives on, my cousin noticed some movement by a mostly empty lot and when she approached she saw Lily (the cat) run into some weeds there. I wish I could say there was “one weird trick” that definitely helped, but it was actually more like a flurry of facebooking—as much for getting emotional support as for finding leads—and being vigilant enough to be in a position to get lucky.
She did, yes. It took 9 days and predictably she lost some weight, but she’s otherwise ok. Anyway, I hope you can report similarly good news yourself soon.
Here are some links I compiled on this topic recently when my cousin lost her cat. Best of luck!
(not all consult via phone & email, but it seems many do, e.g. http://www.catprofiler.com/services.html)
The following book apparently has an epilogue regarding finding missing pets: http://smile.amazon.com/Pet-Tracker-Amazing-Rachel-Detective-ebook/dp/B00UNPGD9Y/ (there’s also an older, dead-tree edition called The Lost Pet Chronicles—Adventures of a K-9 Cop Turned Pet Detective)
In addition to talking to animal shelters, checking in with local veterinarians could be useful as well.
I’m not sure if this is what you were thinking of (seeing as how it’s about a year old now), but “blog post summarizing the most useful bits of LW’s lore” makes me think of Yvain’s Five Years and One Week of Less Wrong.
Asking about people’s “preference on a 1 to 5 scale” (rather than, say, “their appreciation on a −2 to +2 scale” or “on a scale from strongly dislike to strongly like”), then seeing the next line begin “I like spicy things”, I nearly interpreted the far left to be “I like this only a little” and the far right to be “I like this a lot”.