#editorial | Logs for 2015-09-05

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[00:02:37] <Bytram> back
[00:03:12] <takyon> tfw empty chat
[00:04:41] <Bytram> come again?
[00:05:05] <takyon> i'd rather leave
[00:05:06] <takyon> bbl
[00:05:36] <Bytram> takyon: I totally don't understand.... but, okay.
[01:26:22] <cmn32480> mrcoolbp - you are the man, good sir! Hope you have a relaxing weekend.
[01:28:48] <Bytram> cmn32480: !!
[01:28:58] <cmn32480> Bytram !!
[01:29:02] <Bytram> =)
[01:29:09] <cmn32480> how we doing tonight?
[01:29:12] <Bytram> how's things? You still in 'bama?
[01:29:24] <cmn32480> no I been home since Wednesday night
[01:29:28] <Bytram> I'm trying to drain the queue, but have to work all weekend long. :/
[01:29:32] <Bytram> Oh? NICE!
[01:30:01] <cmn32480> was supposed ot be there through Thursday... but they have some ridiculous change management procedures
[01:30:09] <cmn32480> careful about draining the queue.
[01:30:15] <cmn32480> it is a holiday weekend
[01:30:21] <Bytram> to encourage you to NOT change anything, I take it?
[01:30:29] <cmn32480> we probably won't see subs pick back up until Tuesday
[01:30:36] <cmn32480> pretty much
[01:30:41] <Bytram> I'm spacing things out to every 2h10m or so
[01:30:53] <cmn32480> zey are German, unt ve must follow ze process
[01:31:05] <Bytram> if the queue *looks* full, there's less incentive to submit.
[01:31:10] <cmn32480> agreed.
[01:31:11] <Bytram> Ach!
[01:31:16] <cmn32480> that si why I came in as well
[01:31:25] <cmn32480> you read it wiht the accent, dind't you?
[01:31:29] <Bytram> conversely, if the queue *looks* empty, there's more motivation to submit something
[01:31:54] <Bytram> Ich habe nur drei jahren deutch gestudiert
[01:31:55] <cmn32480> that woudl be a corallary, not the converse
[01:32:07] <Bytram> whatevah
[01:32:07] <cmn32480> WOOSH!
[01:32:24] <cmn32480> converse woudl be the oppoisite, wouldn't it?
[01:32:27] <Bytram> naturlich habe es auf deutsch gepracht
[01:32:41] <cmn32480> WOOSH AGAIN!
[01:32:43] <Bytram> s/gepract/gespracht/
[01:32:50] <cmn32480> I still don't speak German
[01:32:56] <Bytram> ich verstehe nicht!
[01:33:11] <Bytram> naturlich, aber ich kann das tun
[01:33:44] <Bytram> IOW, I studied german for 3 years in high school, and so, naturally, I read it with the FULL german accent!
[01:33:59] <cmn32480> Ich weiß immer noch Deutsch sprechen
[01:34:21] <Bytram> sehr gut, mine freund
[01:34:38] <cmn32480> damn... now I am going to have to use google translate just to talk to you
[01:34:52] <cmn32480> that is gonna slow down the pace of conversations
[01:35:00] <Bytram> aber, es ist mir sehr schwer zu verstehen
[01:35:15] <cmn32480> ich bein ein Springfielder!
[01:35:31] <Bytram> es gibt zu viel jahren zeit ich die deutsche sprache gestudiert
[01:35:34] <Bytram> LOL!
[01:36:07] * Bytram can't be bothered to futz around looking up umlouts for the appropriate letters.
[01:36:09] <cmn32480> - "Diamond" Joe Quimby
[01:36:46] <Bytram> *umlauts
[01:37:11] <cmn32480> I woudl not have knokwn the difference
[01:37:47] <Bytram> maybe not, but I added that just in case someone chooses to scan the logs at some later date and wonders about my actual mastery of the Germanlanguage.
[01:38:38] * Bytram clicks the submission from MDC... and is not disappointed. delete it?
[01:38:50] <cmn32480> oooh
[01:38:51] <cmn32480> wait
[01:38:54] <cmn32480> lemme read it
[01:39:15] <Bytram> go ahead, that's why *asked* if I should delete it.
[01:39:34] <Bytram> better still, if you concur, go ahead and delete it yourself
[01:39:34] <cmn32480> wha????
[01:39:49] <Bytram> sense no makes, right?
[01:40:08] <cmn32480> not even in Yoda speak
[01:40:28] <Bytram> nod nod
[01:40:35] <Bytram> off it at your convenience
[01:40:46] <cmn32480> 3.....
[01:40:48] <cmn32480> 2......
[01:40:51] <cmn32480> 1.......
[01:41:00] <cmn32480> POOF!
[01:41:06] <cmn32480> it is now one with the ether
[01:42:54] <Bytram> ether bunny?
[01:43:03] <Bytram> or. better yet, gone with the wind.
[01:43:39] <cmn32480> couldn't have been the ether bunny... it didn't have digital ears
[01:45:38] <Bytram> it was an analog one for an old TV with rabbit ears
[01:48:32] <Bytram> cmn32480: I see you are in the wage poaching settlement story; backing out; it's all yours.
[01:48:55] <cmn32480> sorry had a kid come in the room
[01:48:59] <Bytram> in fact, I'm running out of steam. Prolly should call it a night.
[01:49:13] <cmn32480> I know the feeling
[01:49:16] <Bytram> they tend to do that at the MOST inconvenient times.
[01:49:17] <cmn32480> you workgin all weekend?
[01:49:23] <Bytram> every single day.
[01:49:28] <cmn32480> yick
[01:49:32] <cmn32480> sorry to hear that
[01:50:01] <cmn32480> I shall empty as much as possible before I too pass out at my keyboard
[01:50:19] <Bytram> worked today, and am working sat, sun, and mon. I do have tues off, though.
[01:50:35] <cmn32480> I hope you work on commission
[01:50:41] <cmn32480> maybe
[01:50:45] <cmn32480> that woudl depend
[01:50:47] <takyon> check
[01:50:51] <cmn32480> mate
[01:50:55] <cmn32480> book?
[01:51:01] <cmn32480> back later?
[01:51:13] <cmn32480> your underwear for skidmarks?
[01:51:21] <takyon> all of the above
[01:51:21] <cmn32480> your privilege?
[01:51:32] <takyon> privilege not shrek'd
[01:51:35] <Bytram> only slightly. enough to encourage us to sell certain items, but it is such a small amount, I just try to take care of the customer and let the rest take care of itself.
[01:51:48] <cmn32480> gotcha
[01:51:57] <cmn32480> get some rest Bytram
[01:52:08] <Bytram> cmn32480: goose meet the gander
[01:52:12] <cmn32480> As Calvin's Mom said... "Tomorrow is another big day"
[01:52:40] <cmn32480> http://www.gocomics.com
[01:52:40] <Schwifty> ^鉁 03Calvin and Hobbes Comic Strip, May 09, 2010 on GoComics.com
[01:53:16] <cmn32480> yes... definetly yes
[01:55:48] <Bytram> Yoinks! That is so on point it is almost profound!
[01:55:56] <cmn32480> uh huh
[01:56:01] <cmn32480> Calvin and Hobbes usually is
[01:56:06] <cmn32480> back in a couple
[01:56:14] <Bytram> Ima gonna call it a night.
[01:56:36] <Bytram> thanks for the chat! And have a great night and a not-so-big day tomorrow.
[01:57:23] <Bytram> btw, it's not all bad. there's a free barbecue at work on Monday; hotdogs, burgers, and the like
[01:57:38] <Bytram> and I gets payed time-and-a-half.
[01:58:49] <cmn32480> time and a hlaf is good!
[02:00:05] <cmn32480> the wage fixing is a dupe
[02:01:47] <Bytram> really? I know we covered the 8story* before, but the final settlement just came out in the past day or two?
[02:02:05] <cmn32480> Takyon put one out a few days ago.
[02:02:06] <cmn32480> https://soylentnews.org
[02:02:12] <Schwifty> ^ 03SN article:  Silicon Valley Wage-Fixing Class Action Lawsuit Settled at $415 Million 04(21 comments)
[02:02:23] <Bytram> urk. musta missed that one.
[02:02:25] <Bytram> :9
[02:02:28] <Bytram> :(
[02:02:45] <cmn32480> I remembered seeing it, because I was the ed that posted it
[02:02:45] <Bytram> Good Catch!
[02:03:05] <cmn32480> first one all day :-)
[02:03:14] <cmn32480> get some sleep Bytram. Time and a Half awaits!
[02:03:15] <Bytram> oh, wait. you're talking about a story that is *still* in the queue?
[02:03:37] <cmn32480> yes
[02:03:49] <cmn32480> the p666 is a dupe of the takyon link form a day or two ago
[02:04:00] <Bytram> oh, ok. I remember reading it and thought you meant that I had posted it from subs into the story queue.
[02:04:09] <Bytram> nod nod
[02:04:18] <cmn32480> I was about to post it as a tory
[02:04:33] <cmn32480> then heard tah little voice telling me I had seen it before
[02:04:54] <Bytram> sadly, the 'Magnetic Wormhole' story is also a dupe, and it looks to me that the same editor posted both stories
[02:05:15] <Bytram> yeah, that little voice has aved my butt on more than a few occasions
[02:05:25] <Bytram> *saved
[02:05:33] <cmn32480> meh.. . it happens
[02:05:45] <cmn32480> we can't all know every story that goes out
[02:05:52] <cmn32480> [simply too many
[02:06:27] <Bytram> strangely, though, I do often recall stories even from the very beginning. Site search works amazingly well.
[02:06:36] <cmn32480> and from 2 weeks ago? shoot I cna't remember what I ate for breaksfat
[02:06:55] <cmn32480> when keyworded properly, I woudl agree
[02:07:26] <Bytram> more of sensing a difference between "Hey, that's new/neat" and "that sounds familiar"
[02:07:45] <cmn32480> true
[02:08:26] <Bytram> knowing THAT much, then it's just a matter of sensing keywords I can use to distinguish this story among the universe of all stories we've run.
[02:08:35] <cmn32480> yes
[02:08:43] <cmn32480> that is the hard part sometimes
[02:08:53] <Bytram> or, at least, winnow it down to a small enough number that I can then realistically look over all the matches
[02:08:54] <cmn32480> though, "wormhole" is pretty distinct
[02:09:19] <cmn32480> and remember to sort by most recent date, not relevency
[02:09:29] <Bytram> well, it did appear as a reference in that movie that came out, and we also have had stories on how there maybe wormholes between black holes...
[02:09:44] <Bytram> and that a supernova might be the other end of a wormwhole from a black hole
[02:09:50] <cmn32480> but not really that frequent of a topic
[02:10:01] <Bytram> Now THAT is true!
[02:10:30] <Bytram> I'd be curious to know justhow many factoids are stored up in this old grapefruit of mine.
[02:11:03] <cmn32480> more then a couple but less than the Encyclopedia Brittannica
[02:11:26] <Bytram> doesn't quite have the throughput of a latter day SSD, but it does have a pretty good heuristic for searching =)
[02:11:48] <Bytram> except when it doesn't. :(
[02:11:55] <cmn32480> some days it works amazingly well. except when it doens't
[02:11:59] <cmn32480> ninja'd
[02:12:13] <Bytram> few things are more annoying to me than *knowing* that I once knew something, but I can't recall it any more!
[02:12:23] <Bytram> mental bit rot.
[02:12:27] <cmn32480> yup
[02:12:35] <cmn32480> use it or lose it
[02:12:44] <Bytram> and with that, I really will call it a night; best to you and your family!
[02:12:51] <cmn32480> to you as well my firend
[02:13:00] <cmn32480> you remember when jan comes back?
[02:13:52] <Bytram> sadly, I do not. I sense, however that it should not be that much longer.
[02:14:03] <cmn32480> that si what I was thinking too
[02:14:06] <Bytram> all-in-all, I'd say we've done a fair job of keeping things going
[02:14:10] <cmn32480> but I can't remember the date either
[02:14:16] <cmn32480> the lights are still on.
[02:14:27] <Bytram> a bit more effort on each of our parts, but we have maintained.
[02:14:33] <cmn32480> subs have picked up with fewer uses of Arthur
[02:14:37] <Bytram> then again, I *will* be glad when he returns!
[02:14:41] <Bytram> nod nod
[02:14:43] <cmn32480> damn skipppy!
[02:21:57] Bytram is now known as Bytram|away
[02:36:45] <takyon> checking in again
[02:37:12] <cmn32480> it's the boogie woogie bugle boy from company B!
[02:37:41] <takyon> Encyclopedia Brittannica wuzzat
[02:37:51] <cmn32480> probably misspelled
[02:39:00] <cmn32480> encyclopedias were these big sets of books that went out of date as soon as they were printed and contained a subset of the human intelligence that we have collected over millenia
[02:39:14] <cmn32480> then the digital age came alond, and they all got put out of business by wikipedia
[02:50:29] <takyon> cool
[02:50:34] <takyon> hope there's an article about it
[02:50:50] <takyon> remember that weird Encarta game
[02:50:52] <cmn32480> check the Encylopedia
[02:50:57] <cmn32480> HAHAHAHAHA
[02:51:02] <cmn32480> yes I do
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