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[13:59:03] <Bytram> LaminatorX: ping?
[13:59:46] <Bytram> or anyone else here =)
[14:00:02] <Bytram> There were three stories in the queue re: "gamergate"
[14:00:22] <Bytram> I'm not into gaming, but given the number of submissions on it, wanted to get the story out there.
[14:00:46] <Bytram> I've done what I can with merging the stories together, but am stuck at the moment.
[14:01:14] <Bytram> I sense there should be a better way to combine them, especially the last two (which are in the extended copy section)
[14:01:37] <Bytram> I put a goodly amount of time into it last night and now this morning.
[14:02:16] <Bytram> I'd appreciate it if someone could bring a fresh pair of eyes to it and give it a going-over.
[14:02:32] <Bytram> Linky: http://soylentnews.org
[14:02:47] <Bytram> It is currently flagged as to NOT display.
[14:03:34] <Bytram> unfortunately, I need to get going about heading out for the day... I'll leave things up for any responses before I have to leave.
[14:06:11] <LaminatorX> I'll look it over.
[14:07:03] <Bytram> LaminatorX: MANY thanks!
[14:08:21] <Bytram> btw, there may be some more recent developments on this; I only worked from what was submitted originally and that was a few days ago.
[14:11:26] <Bytram> I need to get going about heading out the door; will leave IRC up until I need to leave.
[14:11:45] <Bytram> afk
[14:18:10] <Bytram> LaminatorX: btw, I just noticed this story in the queue which might bear on it, too: http://soylentnews.org
[14:21:29] <LaminatorX> Let's run the posting composite you've got, then consider the followup depending on the response.
[14:21:55] <Bytram> LaminatorX: thanks...
[14:22:12] <Bytram> I SO wanted to merge the extended copy stories -- just couldn't get my brain around it.
[14:22:27] <Bytram> btw, I just fixed the title in the Nobel Prize story
[14:22:28] <LaminatorX> I added a link to the original op-ed, and fixed a couple of typos.
[14:22:51] <Bytram> after a while, the text just starts swimming...
[14:22:59] <Bytram> thanks for the extra eyes and perspective!!!!
[14:23:45] <Bytram> okay, can't procrastinate any more; gtg
[14:23:51] <Bytram> back in a bit before I head out the door.
[14:23:53] <Bytram> thanks again!
[14:24:06] <LaminatorX> Adios.
[15:06:42] <mrcoolbp> LaminatorX: ping
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[15:12:02] <mrcoolbp> LaminatorX: I had an interesting chat with Blackmoore and Dopefish yesterday; they are interested in starting an SN podcast. I was a little skeptical but it sounds like a cool idea.
[15:12:45] <LaminatorX> Yeah, I wish I could have made that. What do they have in mind?\
[15:13:24] <mrcoolbp> well, I was playing devils advocate a bit, but I'm convinced they "human element" would be an interesting addition to what we have going already
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[15:13:45] <mrcoolbp> wow, good timing
[15:13:50] <Blackmoore> ?!
[15:14:32] <mrcoolbp> LaminatorX: http://wiki.soylentnews.org
[15:14:36] <LaminatorX> There are absolutely human angles to some of the stories we cover that could benefit from that treatment. Panel discussions and interviews could be cool additions to what we have ehre.
[15:14:39] <mrcoolbp> just quick notes from the meeting
[15:15:18] <mrcoolbp> Blackmoore: are your ears burning?
[15:16:30] <Blackmoore> not particularily. but yeah. interesting timing
[15:17:33] <mrcoolbp> LaminatorX: that sounds like enough of an ACK to prepare a well thought-out pitch to the community.
[15:17:35] <Blackmoore> the call went well. Dopefish is really enthusiasic about the idea. i like that.
[15:17:56] <mrcoolbp> yeah, and I would actually listen to him talk (you too Blackmoore)
[15:18:01] <LaminatorX> That's posative.
[15:24:09] <mrcoolbp> LaminatorX: also, post in the hopper about spreading the word about soylent, did ya get a chanceto look it over?
[15:26:17] <mrcoolbp> I was going to throw it out today, but there's already a meta post that just went out = /
[15:31:05] <Blackmoore> mm. mrcoolbp can we get a query out of the database to see what sources are most commonly refrenced?
[15:31:32] <mrcoolbp> Blackmoore: not sure, that is not my area of expertise
[15:33:52] <Blackmoore> it's been a long time since I didn any real DB work myself. all of SQL is very "long ago and far away" in my head. who should i ask?
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[15:34:23] <mrcoolbp> hey Dopefish
[15:34:28] <Dopefish> Heya
[15:34:30] <Blackmoore> and there's Dopefish :)
[15:34:35] <Dopefish> Thought I'd sneak in here
[15:34:37] <Dopefish> Hehe
[15:35:02] <mrcoolbp> LaminatorX: ^
[15:35:34] <mrcoolbp> Blackmoore: probably need to pester audioguy or paulej72
[15:35:39] <mrcoolbp> .voice paulej72
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[15:37:10] <Blackmoore> kk.
[15:37:52] <Blackmoore> I'll pm paulie. i'm in no rush
[15:52:41] <mrcoolbp> Dopefish: want to check out my story in the hopper?
[15:52:55] <Dopefish> Yes
[15:53:01] <mrcoolbp> it's a non-display one
[15:53:09] <Dopefish> Ok lemme login here
[15:53:11] <LaminatorX> Hey there.
[15:53:28] <mrcoolbp> Dopefish ^
[15:54:53] <Dopefish> Hi LamX
[15:55:26] <LaminatorX> Ahoy.
[15:55:33] <Dopefish> How have you been?
[15:55:37] <Dopefish> It's been awhile
[15:56:40] <LaminatorX> Not too bad. Busy, but mostly with good stuff.
[15:57:46] <LaminatorX> So what've you got in mind for this podcast project? Sounds neat so far.
[15:57:52] <Dopefish> That's great. And I am impressed you and the team have kept up with the new content coming in. I'm actually IRCing from my phone at my office
[15:58:54] <LaminatorX> Thanks. There was a month there where it was almost entirely Janrinok and I keeping the presses rolling. We've since gotten more of a feel for what managing a team with 50% attrition entails.
[15:59:03] <Dopefish> Ah well personally, I was thinking a sort of roundhouse topic discussion, 15 minute "hot clock" segments in an hour programme each covering a topic that was most important for the month
[15:59:11] <Dopefish> Because I can imagine we have popular stories
[15:59:26] <Dopefish> Oh geeze! You guys handled well at any rate
[16:00:02] <mrcoolbp> 3,500 stories
[16:00:34] <LaminatorX> I think we need to do something special when we kit 5k.
[16:02:00] <LaminatorX> whom do you imagine as discussion panellists? Community members, outside experts, both?
[16:02:28] <Dopefish> Both, though I want to flesh this out a bit more when I get home later tonight
[16:02:46] <Dopefish> And yeah a milestone posting or some celebratory thing for 5k would ber ideal
[16:04:04] <Dopefish> My mind is a bit plauged at the moment by Salesforce issues at my day job. Grr
[16:04:48] <LaminatorX> This might dovetail somewhat with an idea I've been mulling, featured topics. We could put out a call for submissions on a given subject and then post several stories on that topic in the span of a few days.
[16:04:57] <Dopefish> Hmmm...
[16:05:23] <Dopefish> Interesting. Featured as in like a sticky on the front page kind of featured?
[16:05:39] <Dopefish> Or what are you proposing with that initative?
[16:05:46] <LaminatorX> We could use the poll to let the community choose a subject, perhaps do it once a month so as to not get tedious.
[16:06:03] <Dopefish> Hmm
[16:06:41] <Dopefish> This sounds like something that could possibly be applicable to the podcast... like a way to set the theme as well
[16:06:44] <LaminatorX> I also like the podcast idea in kind of the role that Slashbacks used to fill on the old site.
[16:06:50] <Dopefish> Yes
[16:06:55] <Dopefish> Exactly
[16:07:28] <Blackmoore> i like
[16:11:54] <mrcoolbp> Kind of like an old suggestion: "SoylentNewsRoundup" best of IRC/Comments/Stories
[16:13:43] <Dopefish> Yep!
[16:14:22] <LaminatorX> Any groundwork done on the technical sdetails?
[16:15:16] <mrcoolbp> yeah I was interested to know how one might records such a thing
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[16:15:57] <mrcoolbp> hey Woods
[16:15:59] <Woods> Hi
[16:16:15] <Woods> Sorry I have not been on much in the last few weeks fellas, work has been super busy.
[16:16:26] <Dopefish> Hi Woods. I believe we've never met before
[16:16:36] <Woods> Yo
[16:16:48] <Dopefish> What role do you play here at SN>
[16:16:53] <mrcoolbp> editor
[16:16:56] <Dopefish> Aah ok
[16:16:57] <Woods> Editor, when I am not busy
[16:17:03] <mrcoolbp> http://wiki.soylentnews.org
[16:17:05] <mrcoolbp> = )
[16:17:05] <Woods> Only at work though.
[16:17:09] <Dopefish> Ha sounds similar to me buddy
[16:17:11] <Dopefish> Lol
[16:17:22] <Dopefish> But yeah we were just discussing a podcast idea
[16:17:49] <Woods> Hm, curious. What would the primary content be?
[16:17:55] <Dopefish> How do you mean?
[16:18:00] <mrcoolbp> Dopefish: do you have a way to record skype calls?
[16:18:09] <Dopefish> Yes as a matter of fact I do
[16:18:18] <mrcoolbp> audio quality was okay actually
[16:18:21] <Dopefish> Pamela for Skype. Tho I'm not sure if I can get it working on linux
[16:18:29] <Dopefish> Blackmoore had some background noise
[16:18:39] <mrcoolbp> I did too, but it was better than phone
[16:18:39] <Woods> What would the podcast be about?
[16:18:46] <Dopefish> On linux I might use the StereoMix passthrough to record
[16:19:03] <Dopefish> Highlights from this month's news as well as interviews and commentary
[16:19:11] <Dopefish> That's a bit vague of a discription
[16:19:16] <Woods> Sounds promising
[16:19:19] <Dopefish> But we are working towards hammering out details
[16:19:35] <Dopefish> This idea was just kicked around since yesterday
[16:19:37] <LaminatorX> Skype has gotten fussy about supported encryption methods since MS bought them. It declines to run on jailbroken iOS, for example.
[16:20:00] <Dopefish> Yeah that's BS... why should Microsoft care what I do with an Apple product? Lol
[16:20:17] <LaminatorX> Not "Can't run." it recognizes a "compromised" environment and refuses to initiate a call.
[16:20:27] <Dopefish> Google Hangouts is a decent alternative... but I get the feeling it gets finicky
[16:20:47] <Dopefish> Brb got to take some client calls at work.
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[16:21:15] <LaminatorX> Gotta go too, My tummy's grumbling. I'll be back after lunch though.
[16:21:58] <mrcoolbp> later sir.
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[16:23:22] <Blackmoore> I'll be lurking. i have a pile of crap to get through
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[20:58:41] <Blackmoore> totally-not-cocaine?
[20:58:46] <Blackmoore> (slow clap)
[20:59:23] * LaminatorX bows.
[21:00:09] <mrcoolbp> lol
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