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[00:01:13] <FatPhil> Is it me, or is it April 1 now?
[00:02:57] <FatPhil> I have an idea for a story (actually my g/f's), but no time to write it up (way past my bedtime), if anyone wants to run with it I'll give them the one-line version
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[00:04:11] <Phoenix666> hi guys
[00:04:24] <Phoenix666> black & green for April Fools?
[00:04:48] <FatPhil> GIven that we've just had a story on reducing calories in rice by adding coconut oil and letting it cool, how about a story about how leftover pizza loses half its calories when stored in the fridge?
[00:06:08] <FatPhil> of course, garlic oil is needed too
[00:09:57] <Phoenix666> FatPhil: Is that for real? Or are you getting into the April Fools swing of things?
[00:11:18] <mrcoolbp> FatPhil: ug, i dunno, I hate fake april 1 stories
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[16:52:09] <NotSanguine> Coolhand: I made some minor changes to your Antarctic story. Are you okay with them?
[16:53:27] <CoolHand> sure, I ain't picky.. :)
[16:54:18] <NotSanguine> Just so you know. It's 'Antarctic Peninsula' (not Antarctican) and I added references to coverage by NatGeo and the Science Recorder
[16:54:39] <CoolHand> I saw the references...
[16:55:21] <NotSanguine> When the only source is "bloggers" all the deniers get out their sticks to poke us. UNless they're denier bloggers :)
[16:58:09] <CoolHand> janrinok must be anti-April Fool's... he didn't do any stories for it, and hasn't shown up at all today..
[16:58:51] <NotSanguine> Today is his day off. Not sure if that was by design, but he said he'd be around late afternoon
[16:59:02] <CoolHand> ahhh
[17:00:07] <n1> thanks for stepping up guys and getting on with editing.
[17:00:37] <NotSanguine> No worries. I know 1/4 is a bank holiday for you guys in the UK. :)
[17:00:41] <n1> i don't have the time or energy at the moment, hence my absence.
[17:01:10] <n1> sadly i dont get bank holidays anymore
[17:01:29] <NotSanguine> More seriously, not a big deal. There have been too few editors for too long.
[17:01:42] <n1> self employed, which is why i dont have the time or energy right now. a lot of things have picked up and i just cant manage my time working on this too right now
[17:01:43] <CoolHand> yep... agree.
[17:02:12] <NotSanguine> And once i assassinate Janrinok and NCommander, it will be mine! All Mine!
[17:02:16] <CoolHand> lol
[17:02:20] <NotSanguine> ohh...wait...did I say that out loud?
[17:02:23] <CoolHand> u can have it NotSanguine :)
[17:02:26] <n1> thanks so much for putting your time in to it, im sure janrinok appreciates it too
[17:02:59] <n1> next time you do see janrinok, give him my regards and apologies for leaving him holding the bag, but i'm sure he figured out why i havn't been around.
[17:03:30] <NotSanguine> It may sound corny, but at least for me SN has provided me with lots of good information and discussion. I'm happy to give a little back.
[17:03:36] <CoolHand> sure thing n1
[17:04:53] <n1> thanks a lot. i will be back when things settle down but i'm in the process of expanding my business in two completely different directions which is taking a lot of time and energy
[17:04:54] <CoolHand> n1: hopefully you're life gets a bit less hectic soon and you can get back to having fun with us here more often.. :)
[17:05:05] <CoolHand> ..and good luck with the business
[17:05:06] <CoolHand> :)
[17:05:18] <NotSanguine> Again, no worries n1. Assuming we don't blow this place up in your absence, we'll try to take care of things.
[17:05:23] <n1> thanks a lot
[17:05:32] * n1 tips hat
[17:05:47] <n1> take care guys
[17:06:08] <NotSanguine> Get some rest n1. If you don't have your health, you don't have anything.
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[17:06:58] <CoolHand> princess bride
[17:07:20] <NotSanguine> Very good Coolhand. I'm impressed.
[17:08:24] <NotSanguine> I mean, he has his wedding to plan, his wife to murder, and Guilder to frame for it all. He's swamped! :)
[17:08:32] <CoolHand> lol :)
[17:09:00] <CoolHand> he's probably been mostly dead all day
[17:11:52] <NotSanguine> Could be.
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[17:15:03] <CoolHand> hey.. in your aliens article title.... I think In,From,Or should not be capitalized..
[17:18:16] <CoolHand> that was for NotSanguine btw..
[17:18:32] <NotSanguine> coolhand: YOu are correct, sir. I have a shift key issue, methinks. :)
[17:18:39] <NotSanguine> Good catch, thanks!
[17:18:46] <CoolHand> n/p
[17:24:02] <NotSanguine> According to the AP stylebook, 'From' should be capitalized, so I'm leaving it.
[17:24:11] <NotSanguine> http://www.lssc.edu
[17:27:25] <NotSanguine> Coolhand: In the White space article, wouldn't it be better to have this link https://en.wikipedia.org for "white space" and then a link to the article for "wireless network"?
[17:27:25] <PrincessKenny> ^ 03Wiki: White spaces (radio): The examples and perspective in this article deal primarily with the United States and do not represent a worldwide view of the subject. Please improve this article and discuss the issue on the talk page. (April 2011)In telecommunications, white spaces refer to frequencies allocated to a broadcasting service but not used locally.[1]
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[17:28:29] <NotSanguine> Perhaps with a brief blurb right in the article. That way, folks who don't know what "white space" networking is won't be at a disadvantage.
[17:28:41] <NotSanguine> Seeing as people rarely read TFA?
[17:29:01] <CoolHand> I added the link on the "white space" in the first sentence for that very reason..
[17:29:19] <CoolHand> that 1st link explains what white space is I thought
[17:29:49] <CoolHand> I thought it explained it pretty well for the next, original, link... you don't think so?
[17:30:14] <CoolHand> i can change it to the wiki article
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[17:31:12] <NotSanguine> I see what you did. No. that's probably not necessary, but it might be useful to add a little detail in TFS.
[17:32:23] <NotSanguine> Maybe something like: "White space networks make use of locally unused radio frequencies to provide high-speed wireless connectivity.
[17:32:45] <NotSanguine> That way, folks who generally don't click on links will know what the heck we're talking about.
[17:33:41] <NotSanguine> The link definitely provides the info, but some folks are in too much of a hurry to get to the comments that they won't click links under almost any circumstance
[17:34:27] <NotSanguine> Perhaps that could go at the end, or just after "...disrupting the project"
[17:34:45] <CoolHand> NotSanguine: re: your caps in title.. there are lots of different style guidelines.. but according to SN's (http://wiki.soylentnews.org/wiki/Story_Style#Headline_Capitalization ), I think From should still be lowercase there.. (preposition in the middle of the title - I don't see a reason to capitalize according to that)... but it's your call :)
[17:34:45] <PrincessKenny> ^✓ 03Wiki: Story Style: Except for function words, all words are regularly capitalized in headlines, e.g. "'Moon Made of Soylent Green Cheese', Says NASA." Function words are: Prepositions, e.g. in, at, and on. Conjunctions, e.g. and, if, and but. Articles, i.e. the, an, and a. Pronouns, e.g. who, you, they, who, and which. The single exception is of course the pronoun I, which ...
[17:37:22] <CoolHand> NotSanguine: see if white space makes sense now
[17:39:01] <NotSanguine> Longer (more than four letters) prepositons (about, between, against, from, etc.) are generally capitalized, in my experience
[17:39:46] <NotSanguine> Coolhand: the parenthetical note gives some clarity. I say run with it.
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[17:43:29] <NotSanguine> rather -- four letters or more. I need another cup of coffee. :)
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[19:07:14] <CoolHand> PapasFritas put the starwars actors story that we have scheduled as first story of 4/2 in his journal... Is that a problem? I haven't encountered this situation yet.. https://soylentnews.org
[19:07:15] <PrincessKenny> ^ 03Journal of Papas Fritas (570)
[19:21:28] <juggs> CoolHand, I think you'll find every Hugh Pickens story is on Papas Fritas journal. It's almost as though they are one in the same ;0
[19:22:36] <CoolHand> juggs: gotcha..
[20:14:10] <CoolHand> Subsentient: ??
[20:14:23] <Subsentient> CoolHand: hmm?
[20:14:37] <Subsentient> CoolHand: That's my contribution to April Fools Day
[20:14:41] <CoolHand> was wondering why you threw up that fake story ?
[20:15:09] <CoolHand> the theme was stories that sounded fake but were true, since lots of people don't like fake stories...
[20:15:20] <Subsentient> ahh....
[20:15:25] <Subsentient> Nobody told me. :^)
[20:15:38] <Subsentient> I can't wait to see the comments.
[20:17:21] <Subsentient> CoolHand: Anyways sorry, didn't know... hehe but I do look forward to the discussion
[20:18:51] <CoolHand> yeah.. there was a non-display story posted all yesterday explaining, but it looks gone now...
[20:19:09] <Subsentient> ahh, that would do it.
[20:20:29] <CoolHand> there several of us that put in a bunch of hours yesterday putting in all the stories for today on that premise.. anyway, obviously I'm just a peon around here, so take it for what its worth, but that was the approved plan and consensus agreement from about everyone
[20:21:04] <Subsentient> CoolHand: Yeah, honestly, my apologies. I'd delete it but there is already a discussion going.
[20:21:16] <CoolHand> are u on chillax?
[20:23:10] <juggs> tsk, tsk. It was fake stories that got the community all up in arms last year, hence the change of tack for this year. I hope the pitchforks don't come out :(
[22:09:33] * mystalcalbp is back on the stream
[22:10:46] <juggs> mystalcalbp, be sure not to cross them
[22:10:58] <mystalcalbp> oh no! Why NOT!!?!?!?>!
[22:11:27] <juggs> it would be bad
[22:13:10] <mystalcalbp> Oh GAWD wut hav I dun!?
[22:15:21] <juggs> You created a 100ft high stay-puft NCommander!!
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