#editorial | Logs for 2015-09-26

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[00:17:54] cmn32480|sleepin is now known as cmn32480
[00:23:32] <Bytram> cmn32480: !!
[00:23:54] <Bytram> Hi! Hear you're gonna be away over the w/e; hope you have a good time and get a good break from things!
[00:24:22] <Bytram> I've got a rare saturday off, so I'll be able to help out a bit more on the editing front.
[00:43:54] <Bytram> http://feeds.wired.com
[00:43:55] <Schwifty> ^ 03Here's Where to Watch the Supermoon Eclipse Online | WIRED ( http://www.wired.com )
[00:44:29] <Bytram> I almost forgot about it coming up -- heard about it on the radio coming home from work and thought we should run a story... thank goodness for #rss-bot to remind me!
[00:45:30] <takyon> wait is that tonight
[00:45:47] <Bytram> I don't think so....
[00:45:48] <takyon> sunday
[00:45:59] <Bytram> thas what I thot
[00:53:20] <Bytram> http://feeds.wired.com
[00:53:21] <Schwifty> ^ 03When and Where to Watch This Weekend's Total Lunar Eclipse | WIRED ( http://www.wired.com )
[00:59:58] <cmn32480> there is already a story in the queue Bytram
[01:00:04] <cmn32480> I'm off to get packed for the weekend.
[01:00:09] <cmn32480> have a good night!
[01:00:09] <Bytram> orly? nice!
[01:00:28] <cmn32480> https://soylentnews.org
[01:00:29] <Schwifty> ^ 03Error
[01:00:32] <Bytram> cmn32480: : and the samne to you -- enjoy the weekend!
[01:00:37] <cmn32480> I shall
[01:00:45] <Bytram> GOOD!
[01:00:56] <cmn32480> early flight Monday morning, so if the airport wifi works, I'll see what I can shove in the queue at that point
[01:01:13] cmn32480 is now known as cmn32480|sleeping
[01:01:16] cmn32480|sleeping is now known as cmn32480|sleepin
[01:01:24] <cmn32480|sleepin> have a fine weekend my friend!
[01:01:38] <Bytram> will do
[01:02:43] <Bytram> takyon: ahhh.... NOW I see it. thanjs!
[01:02:51] <Bytram> *thanks!
[01:32:59] <Bytram> I just added a couple paragraphs with lots of links and supportive text to the supermoon eclipse story: https://soylentnews.org
[01:32:59] <Schwifty> ^* 03Error
[01:33:10] <Bytram> could someone please 2nd edit my additions?
[01:33:57] <Bytram> takyon: CoolHand: ^^^
[01:34:10] * Bytram is not sure who all is still around at this time of night.
[02:01:58] Bytram is now known as Bytram|away
[03:51:37] <takyon> ill cjeck it
[12:57:37] Bytram|away is now known as Bytram
[13:28:34] zz_janrinok is now known as janrinok
[13:28:38] <janrinok> hi Bytram
[13:28:46] <Bytram> g'morning
[13:28:48] <janrinok> hi takyon
[13:29:06] <janrinok> how's things Bytram ?
[13:29:09] <Bytram> how's things?
[13:29:11] <Bytram> lol
[13:29:16] <Bytram> good.
[13:29:25] <janrinok> there is an echo echo echo in here
[13:29:35] <Bytram> caught up some on my sleeping last night, but will prolly take a nap today, just to make sure.
[13:29:36] <Bytram> you?
[13:29:49] <janrinok> same same - just woken up!
[13:30:11] <Bytram> I updated the eclipse story to include date/time of the eclipse
[13:30:14] <Bytram> doh!
[13:30:42] <Bytram> our community keeps us on our toes.
[13:30:48] * Bytram hopes you had a good rest.
[13:31:09] <janrinok> I included the time, 0200 GMT 'ish didn't I?
[13:31:35] <Bytram> not that I saw.
[13:31:41] <janrinok> 2nd para
[13:31:48] * Bytram goes to loook
[13:32:02] <janrinok> quoted from the source
[13:32:15] <Bytram> yep, I see it now.
[13:32:25] <janrinok> lol
[13:32:27] <Bytram> coffee++
[13:32:27] <Bender> karma - coffee: 26
[13:32:30] <janrinok> you _were_ tired
[13:33:01] <Bytram> nod nod; I no sooner got home from work yesterday than I immediately went to bed and slept for an hour.
[13:34:09] <janrinok> I always feel that, the problem with trying to calculate times for others, is that you will miss somebody out. If people can't work out the local time from GMT they are on the wrong site :~)
[13:34:13] <Bytram> btw, Gibraltar is a peninsula, now, but wasn't it an island at one point?
[13:34:21] <janrinok> nope
[13:34:31] <Bytram> never an island, really? Huh!
[13:34:52] * Bytram visited it once as a side trip when I was in Spain on business.
[13:34:55] <janrinok> there was always a causeway, which is now extended to be the airport
[13:35:21] <janrinok> you have to drive across the runway to get to the built up area
[13:35:35] <Bytram> IIRC, the 'land' for the airport came from hollowing out the 'mountain' to form a cistern to store the collected rainwateer
[13:35:44] <janrinok> Incidentally, the airport is now operated jointly by Gib/Spain
[13:36:08] <Bytram> didn't know that.
[13:36:09] <janrinok> true, but there was always a causeway that was usable by carts etc
[13:36:26] <Bytram> neat! learn something new every day!
[13:37:19] <janrinok> and the rock doesn't only store water. Inside the rock is a full hospital, sleeping accommodation, vehicle parking and gun batteries - all courtesy of WW2 and earlier.
[13:37:19] <Bytram> there's an insurance company that, as part of its advertising for the longest time, claimed it was 'as solid as the rock of Gibraltar'... it's hollow and made of limestone!
[13:37:40] <Bytram> quite the history it has; I really enjoyed the tour I took.
[13:37:56] * Bytram would have loved to have heard a concert in the subterrranean concert hall.
[13:37:59] <janrinok> the inside of the rock is mostly closed now because of the poor quality of the workings
[13:38:14] <Bytram> nod nod
[13:41:32] <janrinok> Another factor for the Gib story. With a poplulation of less than 30,000, introducing linux into schools makes a BIG difference in the usage figures compared with many other places
[13:42:53] <Bytram> big fish in a small pond?
[13:43:04] <janrinok> something like that
[13:44:49] <Bytram> hmmm, the Mars story looks interesting, but... from the "Daily Mail"?? IIRC that's not the most,umm, reliable source.
[13:45:10] <janrinok> not really, I would look for another source as corroboration of any quoted facts
[13:46:51] <Bytram> http://www.fosterandpartners.com
[13:46:52] <Schwifty> ^ 03Foster + Partners New York is one of 30 finalists in Mars habitat design competition | Foster + Partners
[13:47:18] <janrinok> looks like you found it!
[13:47:40] * Bytram is waiting for pictures to D/L... hasn't seen any text, yet.
[13:47:48] <Bytram> hmm, http://www.fosterandpartners.com
[13:48:34] <janrinok> press release is a pdf at the bottom
[13:49:07] <janrinok> nope, it's the same thing
[13:49:29] <janrinok> ah, js required
[13:49:35] * Bytram has javascript turned off; it's prolly where they hide the worsds
[13:50:00] cmn32480|sleepin is now known as cmn32480
[13:50:03] <cmn32480> janrinok !!
[13:50:05] <cmn32480> bytram !!
[13:50:09] <cmn32480> schwifty !!
[13:50:17] <janrinok> cmn32480: !! I thought you would be out and about by now
[13:50:22] <cmn32480> ok... I got a littel excited there
[13:50:31] <cmn32480> soccer at 11:30 then on the run
[13:50:39] <Bytram> cmn32480: !!
[13:50:41] <Bytram> g'morning
[13:51:54] <cmn32480> we had a submission from NotSanguine this morning
[13:52:07] <Bytram> http://www.nasa.gov
[13:52:08] <Schwifty> ^ 03NASA Challenges Designers to Build Deep Space Exploration Habitat | NASA
[13:52:32] <Bytram> cmn32480: and... I'm not getting the point. am I missing something?
[13:52:37] <cmn32480> I almost fell out of my chair
[13:52:48] <cmn32480> he was an editor that dissappeared
[13:52:57] <cmn32480> came on board same time as me and coolhand
[13:53:24] <Bytram> I recognized the nick; am still undercaffeinated; didn't make the connection. thanks for the info.
[13:53:29] <janrinok> gungnir sniper is another who occasionally (but rarely) pops up again
[13:53:55] <cmn32480> NS dissappeared in April... April 13, by his last comment
[13:53:56] <Bytram> nod nod
[13:53:57] <Bytram> http://www.nasa.gov
[13:54:05] <janrinok> perhaps they became editors for the fame and money?
[13:54:14] <Bytram> oops.
[13:54:31] <cmn32480> glad to see he is OK. he said "C-Ya Tomorrow" and POOF!
[13:54:36] <Bytram> http://americamakes.us
[13:55:43] <Bytram> afk biab
[13:57:42] <cmn32480> janrinok - gungnir comments every day or two..
[13:58:05] <cmn32480> moderates nearly every day
[13:59:47] <Bytram> September 10, 2015
[13:59:47] <Bytram> The Top 30 finalists for the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge – Design Competition have been announced. See a gallery of their designs here: http://3dpchallenge.tumblr.com
[14:00:03] <janrinok> yep, but he doesn't post very often
[14:00:30] <janrinok> in fact, I don't think he has processed a story for over 6 months now
[14:00:58] <janrinok> anyone got any news on Dopefish?
[14:01:25] <cmn32480> vapor
[14:01:46] <cmn32480> mattie_p the original cat herder
[14:02:38] <cmn32480> lotta really good folks just vanished over time....
[14:02:43] <cmn32480> NEXT MAN UP!
[14:03:04] <janrinok> mattie_p moved location and job - he knew it would affect his role here
[14:03:26] <cmn32480> stupid real life getting in the way of fun
[14:03:40] <janrinok> yup
[14:04:11] <cmn32480> schedules for saturday and sunday... check
[14:04:23] <cmn32480> map of the place so we can get lost adn find our way back out..... check
[14:04:32] <cmn32480> ring to drop in the volcano...... check
[14:04:40] <cmn32480> kilt.... check
[14:05:09] <cmn32480> cash.... whoops
[14:05:17] <cmn32480> credit card.... check
[14:05:23] <cmn32480> drivers license ... check
[14:05:28] <cmn32480> wife....
[14:05:35] <cmn32480> hmmmm... wher'd she get off to?
[14:06:41] <cmn32480> alright gentlemen... I'm off to get kids dressed and find the wife
[14:06:59] <cmn32480> have a good weekend! (again)
[14:07:14] cmn32480 is now known as cmn32480|out
[14:07:46] <janrinok> bye
[14:08:31] <cmn32480|out> if you are not nice to each ohter while I am gone.. I shall send each of you pictures of me in a kilt
[14:08:45] <cmn32480|out> with the head cut off to remain anonymous, of course.
[14:09:00] <janrinok> ...the head of what?
[14:09:12] <cmn32480|out> dirty dirty dirty
[14:09:22] <janrinok> you were thinking it, not me
[14:09:43] <cmn32480|out> liar!
[14:10:02] <janrinok> :)
[14:10:17] <cmn32480|out> ):)
[14:10:26] <cmn32480|out> schrodingers emoticon ^^
[14:10:39] <cmn32480|out> safe weekend janrinok.
[14:10:51] <janrinok> and to you all
[14:12:00] <Bytram> cmn32480|out: have a GREAT weekend!
[14:12:00] <cmn32480|out> http://smile.amazon.com
[14:12:01] <cmn32480|out> http://smile.amazon.com
[14:12:13] <cmn32480|out> if you guys ar thignking of Christmas gifts for me....
[14:13:27] <janrinok> ... and if we are not?
[14:17:57] <Bytram> well, *I* would be willing to chip in up to 25% of my editor pay to contribute towards a gift. =)
[14:18:14] * Bytram has to save some for janrinok and the others
[14:51:00] * Bytram is trying to find a link to Star Trek Continues Episode 5 and has had no luck so far.
[14:51:23] <Bytram> if anyone finds a link, please update this story: https://soylentnews.org
[14:51:49] <Bytram> also update with episode 5's *title*
[14:52:17] <Bytram> don't see it yet at: http://www.startrekcontinues.com
[15:01:14] <Bytram> well, I was able to find this: http://www.imdb.com
[15:06:07] <Bytram> https://www.youtube.com
[15:07:45] <Bytram> https://www.youtube.com
[15:16:21] <Bytram> https://www.youtube.com
[15:16:38] <Bytram> janrinok: are you around?
[15:17:19] <Bytram> was wondering if you would mind my moving up the Star Trek Continues story to replace GCHQ slot; episode was JUST released on youtube.
[15:22:20] <Bytram> oops, looks like that story have already have gone live?
[15:22:32] <Bytram> nope -- think I may have caught it in time.
[15:34:01] <Bytram> I pushed the GCHQ story back a little bit; it's an excellent article deserving of discussion so I didn't want to put it off too far. =)
[16:00:43] <Bytram> http://arstechnica.com
[16:01:05] <Bytram> looks like Schwifty is taking another nap :/
[16:53:34] <Bytram> http://www.theregister.co.uk
[16:53:36] <Bytram> http://www.nasa.gov
[16:53:58] <Bytram> http://www.theregister.co.uk
[19:38:51] <janrinok> sry - been away, and just finished watching Dr Who
[19:41:49] <janrinok> queues are good - thx Bytram - and it's time for me to go.
[19:41:51] <janrinok> bye
[19:42:29] janrinok is now known as zz_janrinok