#editorial | Logs for 2014-10-03

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[02:04:45] <Bytram> hmmm, http://www.reddit.com
[02:05:08] * Bytram tickles monopoly
[02:05:23] * monopoly teehees
[02:05:43] <chromas> that's the title-is-in-url detector
[02:06:12] <chromas> or, title-is-in-url-and-it-doesn't-redirect
[02:06:34] <Bytram> chromas: yeah, I was gonna try and experiment, and monopoly wasn't cooperating
[02:06:47] <Bytram> http://soylentnews.org
[02:06:48] <monopoly> ^ 04SN article 03 Plausable Explanation for Leap from Windows 8 to Windows 10 04(5 comments)
[02:07:06] <chromas> Hm, I could have it always show for you :D
[02:07:40] <Bytram> well, my next thing was to see if I got the same title if I did this:
[02:07:46] <Bytram> http://www.reddit.com
[02:07:57] <Bytram> or this
[02:08:01] <Bytram> http://www.reddit.com
[02:08:01] <monopoly> ^ 03New Windows Version will be called Windows 10 : technology
[02:08:34] * Bytram does NOT like tracking imbedded in URLs
[02:09:42] <chromas> kind of weird
[02:09:54] <chromas> the little string works or the title
[02:10:10] <chromas> oh wait, that little bit on the end is separate
[02:10:18] <chromas> so I should detect and nuke it then
[02:28:54] <Bytram> http://feeds.arstechnica.com
[02:28:55] <monopoly> ^ 03Chrome surges, Windows 8.x falls in September | Ars Technica ( http://arstechnica.com )
[02:41:04] <Bytram> afk back in a few minutes
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[13:04:41] <Bytram|away> Hi all!
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[13:05:45] <Bytram> My brain isn't fully in gear yet today and I could use some help.
[13:06:04] <paulej72> don’t turn on FoxNews then
[13:06:12] <Bytram> there's this story ready to go out at 14:52 UTC: http://soylentnews.org
[13:06:13] <NetCraft> ^ 04SN article 03 Close 04(/stats.soylentnews.org/piwik/"; comments)
[13:06:30] <Bytram> (about loss of smelling ability being a strong predictor of death)
[13:06:46] <paulej72> yes
[13:06:48] <AndyTheAbsurd> actually fox news is probably a good place to start; their arguments are so weak you don't need to think very hard to come up with better counter-arguments.
[13:06:49] <Bytram> but hugh pickens has what looks to be a better-written story in the submission queue:
[13:07:05] <Bytram> http://soylentnews.org
[13:07:06] <NetCraft> ^ 04SN Submission by Hugh Pickens http://respectponcacity.com 03Scientists Say Your Nose Knows When Your Death Is Imminent
[13:07:24] <Bytram> and, at the moment, I just can't get my head around merging the two together.
[13:07:36] <Bytram> if anyone wants to take a try at it, that would be great!
[13:07:37] <paulej72> edit ihsi story to add Hugh’s
[13:08:06] <Bytram> it's not the *technical* challenge; I know how to do *that*
[13:08:25] <Bytram> the problem is the wordsmithing in finding a way to combine the two stories in a way that makes sense to the reader
[13:08:35] <Bytram> without having both stories includec in their entirety
[13:08:39] <paulej72> ok then I am not your man :)
[13:08:43] <Bytram> lol
[13:09:14] <Bytram> np
[13:09:59] <paulej72> does not being able to smell mean you don’t know your house is on fire?
[13:10:26] <Bytram> yeah, I suspect that might be a problem.
[13:10:28] <Bytram> =)
[13:10:30] <Bytram> hmm
[13:10:32] <Bytram> =(
[13:10:54] <Bytram> well, I'll take a try at merging them anyway -- wish me luck.
[13:11:34] <paulej72> you can always reschedule to give yourself more time
[13:12:32] <Bytram> yup. did that already!
[13:13:57] <Bytram> but I appreciate the thought! I'd rather be reminded of something I already know, than to not be told something that I don't know, yanno?
[13:15:00] <paulej72> sure
[13:40:25] <Bytram> heads up: I pasted Hugh's story into the one by lhsi that was already scheduled to go out. Feel free to clean it up.
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