#editorial | Logs for 2015-11-20

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[00:49:18] <Bytram> zz_janrinok_afk: sorry I missed your visit, but glad you were able to at least get onto IRC for a bit!
[00:56:31] <takyon> WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD
[00:59:49] * Bytram channels Antonin Dvorak
[01:18:53] <Bytram> queue is filled until about 1500 UTC on Friday.
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[01:19:07] <Bytram|away> time to call it a night.
[01:31:07] <cmn32480|away> thanks Bytram|away!
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[12:53:02] <Bytram> zz_janrinok_afk: !!
[13:31:11] <Bytram> I just pushed out Takyon's hostage story as Breaking-News
[13:31:18] <Bytram> go live in about 10 minutes
[13:31:27] <Bytram> https://soylentnews.org
[13:31:29] <Telemarketron> ^ 03- SoylentNews User ( https://soylentnews.org )
[13:33:32] <Bytram> cmn32480: ^^^
[13:33:44] <Bytram> would you like to 2nd that for me, please?
[13:35:25] <Bytram> cmn32480: CoolHand: you both seem to be in the hostage story at the same time
[13:36:48] <CoolHand> I 2nd'ed it
[13:36:52] <CoolHand> i'm out now though
[13:36:57] <Bytram> thanks!
[13:36:59] <Bytram> oh, and...
[13:37:01] <Bytram> CoolHand: !!
[13:37:03] <Bytram> cmn32480: !!
[13:37:05] <Bytram> =)
[13:37:07] <CoolHand> Bytram: !!
[13:37:15] <cmn32480> I'm out of it.
[13:37:23] <CoolHand> cmn32480: !!
[13:37:25] <Bytram> btw, I think I saw JR in doing something on a story this AM
[13:37:26] <Bytram> k
[13:37:36] <cmn32480> he was in yesterday as well.
[13:38:20] <Bytram> ndo nod
[13:38:25] <Bytram> I'll 2nd the sandisk story
[13:39:56] <CoolHand> cmn32480: how did you submit the title "Uranus might be full of surprises" with a straight face.... I can't even thing about posting that story with that title... lololol
[13:40:19] * Bytram goes to look
[13:40:20] <cmn32480> I totally will write it up and put it out for consideration.
[13:41:13] <takyon> ill go in #ed
[13:41:25] <CoolHand> takyon: !!
[13:41:36] <Bytram> takyon: !!
[13:42:17] <takyon> jesus, I read the worms increase female fertility story, decide not to submit it, see it submitted by runaway minutes later
[13:42:18] <CoolHand> "Uranus might be full of surprises"... No, YOUR Anus might be full of surprises! Your mom's anus might be full of surprises...
[13:42:43] <Bytram> takyon: I have a question on your SanDisk story... I see 'GB' in a bunch of places... might that supposed to be Gb??
[13:42:55] <takyon> unlikely
[13:43:09] <takyon> like a 256 Gb 3D NAND die is state of the art
[13:43:12] <takyon> wait
[13:43:14] <takyon> what
[13:43:15] * Bytram goes to linked El Reg story
[13:43:34] <Bytram> in your list of things at the bottom...
[13:43:45] <Bytram> e.g.: Samsung 24-layer 128GB 3D NAND production started in second half of 2013
[13:44:03] <Bytram> as far as I can recall, that was only at 128Gb
[13:44:04] <takyon> I think every instance of it in the list is a fuckup
[13:44:07] <Bytram> NOT 128GB
[13:44:13] <takyon> guess i'll email the reporter
[13:44:24] <Bytram> so, my recollection is correct?
[13:44:43] <takyon> yes
[13:44:47] <takyon> change em
[13:44:53] <Bytram> I'll change all 'GB' in the <ol> to be 'Gb'
[13:44:57] <Bytram> correct?
[13:44:58] <takyon> right
[13:45:02] <Bytram> k
[13:45:06] <takyon> that's a <ul> tho
[13:45:29] <Bytram> yeah, ur right
[13:46:25] <Bytram> could you please review the body text and let me know if there are other GB->Gb corrections I should make?
[13:46:53] <takyon> i did
[13:46:55] <takyon> i'll do it again
[13:47:07] <Bytram> much obliged
[13:47:10] * CoolHand is glad Bytram is on the job catching these little things, while he himself can't stop "giggling" about cmn32480's Uranus title..
[13:47:23] <takyon> looks fine
[13:47:32] * Bytram thinks CoolHand is 'spaced out'
[13:47:43] <Bytram> takyon: Great! THANKS!
[13:47:44] <takyon> i already had my laugh at cmn's uranus
[13:47:48] <CoolHand> haha, nice one
[13:48:33] <Bytram> hrm, NAND -- Not Another Nano Device?
[13:49:31] <chromas> see if it were open source it would be Not Another NAND Device
[13:49:56] <takyon> emailed the correction
[13:49:59] <Bytram> LOL!
[13:50:21] <takyon> are you speculating on whether readers need to know what NAND stands for?
[13:50:36] <Bytram> nah, just had a brain fart as I could not remember
[13:50:48] <Bytram> 'Negative-AND' gates
[13:52:26] <chromas> You can do <abbr title="Negative-AND">NAND</abbr>
[13:52:34] <Bytram> https://en.wikipedia.org
[13:52:35] <Telemarketron> ^ 03Wiki: Flash memory ( https://en.wikipedia.org )
[13:52:43] <Bytram> chromas: good to know, thanks!
[13:54:10] <takyon> I'm really glad at how my sarcastic remark morphed into bait: https://soylentnews.org
[13:54:11] <Telemarketron> ^ 03SN comment by [02takyon (881)] (02Score:2)
[14:04:00] <Bytram> takyon: thanks for the SanDisk story! FYI: I have found that about 200 words is about the right size for the 'Intro Copy' (not everyone is viewing the site on an HD display), so I split the list onto the extended area which got the intro down to about 300 words.
[14:04:24] <takyon> yeah I figuered it would be split at the list portion
[14:05:13] <Bytram> k, thanks for the confirmation.
[14:05:32] <Bytram> ok, I'll need to go offline again soon; WindowsUpdates--
[14:05:37] <Bytram> back in awhile
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[16:03:16] <Bytram> http://phys.org
[16:03:17] <APK_McHOSTS> ^ 03Review: Samsung's Gear VR shows the promise of VR—today ( http://phys.org )
[17:23:54] <cmn32480> can somebody please second the uranus story
[17:24:01] <cmn32480> I dont want to be the only one with my name on it
[17:24:28] <Bytram> I am NOT touching that story! :D
[17:24:31] <Bytram> nograb
[17:24:52] <cmn32480> i'd not touch uranus either
[17:24:54] <cmn32480> nograb
[17:26:14] <Bytram> LOL!
[17:26:37] * Bytram is very grateful to hear THAT!
[17:26:39] <cmn32480> the title alone shoudl merit quite the list of jokes
[17:27:27] <Bytram> no doubt
[17:27:28] <Bytram> http://www.forbes.com
[17:27:29] <APK_McHOSTS> ^ 03Forbes Welcome ( http://www.forbes.com )
[17:28:32] * Bytram is really tired of that Forbes make you view a quote before you see the story javascript block
[17:28:35] <Bytram> http://www.technologyreview.com
[17:28:36] <APK_McHOSTS> ^ 03A Simple Browser Plug-in Offers a Way Through China’s Great Firewall That Censors Can’t Easily Block | MIT Technology Review
[17:59:12] <cmn32480> yer an uncommon bastard Bytram... 2nd all the stories, and leave Uranus alone.
[17:59:17] <cmn32480> sheesh!
[18:00:05] <Bytram> I *TOLD* you I was not going to touch that story.
[18:00:39] <Bytram> as you can see, I'm already good enough at contracting 'Athlete's Mouth' -- there's no need to encourage more abuse!
[18:00:39] <Bytram> =)
[18:03:03] <Bytram> ok, really do need to prepare lunch... biab
[19:30:40] <cmn32480> Coolhand touched Uranus!!!!! Coolhand touched Uranus!!!!!
[19:35:34] * CoolHand is ignoring cmn32480
[19:35:50] <cmn32480> Coolhand touched Uranus!!!!! Coolhand touched Uranus!!!!!
[19:35:51] <cmn32480> Coolhand touched Uranus!!!!! Coolhand touched Uranus!!!!!
[19:35:52] <cmn32480> Coolhand touched Uranus!!!!! Coolhand touched Uranus!!!!!
[19:35:53] <cmn32480> Coolhand touched Uranus!!!!! Coolhand touched Uranus!!!!!
[19:35:56] <CoolHand> flooder
[19:36:06] <cmn32480> yesd
[19:36:14] <cmn32480> and you are giggling!
[19:38:39] <CoolHand> haha
[19:38:44] <CoolHand> u may be right
[19:43:17] <cmn32480> and I may be crazy
[19:43:32] <cmn32480> I jsut might be the lumatic you're looking for
[19:44:11] <CoolHand> don't think so billy joel
[19:44:24] <cmn32480> https://www.youtube.com
[19:44:25] <APK_McHOSTS> ^ 03Billy Joel - You May Be Right (HQ with lyrics) - YouTube
[19:44:33] <cmn32480> coolhand++
[19:44:33] <Bender> karma - coolhand: 23
[19:45:01] <cmn32480> you get an extra 2 internets for your useless knowledge
[20:05:06] <nick> ahoy
[20:12:50] <CoolHand> ahoy nick
[20:13:22] <cmn32480> heya nick
[20:13:24] <cmn32480> Coolhand touched Uranus!!!!! Coolhand touched Uranus!!!!!
[20:15:40] <nick> whatever floats his boat
[20:15:46] <nick> how goes CoolHand and cmn32480?
[20:16:49] <cmn32480> it goes... can't wait for the weekend to get here
[20:17:22] <nick> yeah, im glad the weekend is here
[20:17:37] <nick> week started off pretty shitty but ended up ok
[20:19:48] <cmn32480> glad to hear it nick
[20:22:09] <CoolHand> going ok.. here... 38 min until w/e starts... :)
[20:24:21] <cmn32480> careful nick... he might touch Uranus
[20:24:40] <cmn32480> I'm sorry coolhand... I'll stop beatign that dead horse
[20:24:59] <cmn32480> Bytram was adament about not touching that story for fear of additional ridicule
[20:39:27] <CoolHand> yeah.. I wasn't too sure about it myself, but that's what I get for being a team player.. have to touch the Uranus'es
[20:40:58] <nick> like for the lulz and all, i guess, but i really dont like the uninformative headline
[20:43:18] <cmn32480> unfortunately, any headline containing the word "Uranus" is going to get lol's and the comments will be a series of butt jokes
[20:54:32] <nick> it should be for the comments and dept to make the lols
[20:55:01] <nick> just my 2c
[20:55:45] <cmn32480> "Uranus' Atmosphere may Contain Surprises"
[20:56:02] <nick> sure
[20:56:06] <CoolHand> well, that *is* the Washington Post title.. in his defense, cmn didn't come up with it..
[20:56:07] <cmn32480> "Uranus Shows interesting Atmosphere for Gas Giant"
[20:56:31] <cmn32480> no moatter what we do, the title is a butt joke
[20:56:31] <nick> CoolHand: yeah thats fine, it's not the end of the world
[20:56:57] <nick> but i'd change it, the tfa having a silly or click-baiting headline doesn't mean we should too
[20:57:43] <cmn32480> I'm open to suggestions for a new headline nick
[20:58:17] <nick> what you suggested was fine by me
[20:58:48] <nick> just gives some context if you're browsing the headlines in rss for example
[21:01:38] <cmn32480> Uranus' Atmosphere Might be Full of Surprises
[21:03:19] <nick> that feels a little harder to parse
[21:03:58] <cmn32480> parse as in make a joke out of?
[21:05:21] <nick> everything im thinking of saying just makes this worse lol
[21:05:31] <cmn32480> SEEEEEEE????????!!!!
[21:05:41] * nick hat tip to cmn32480 for lowering the tone
[21:05:43] <cmn32480> I been giggling all day
[21:07:03] <cmn32480> it is a crying shame that th is article isn't coming out 6 months from now
[21:07:12] <cmn32480> on 4 1 I'd have left the original headline
[21:07:55] <nick> sure that would be nice
[21:08:06] <nick> i generally dont read the news on 4/1
[21:08:16] <cmn32480> 4/1 - best of SN with better headlines!
[21:08:20] * nick grumpy old man
[21:08:27] <cmn32480> apparently
[21:09:43] <nick> it's cool that other people have fun with it
[21:21:08] <cmn32480> you are allowed to have fun with it nick
[21:21:15] <cmn32480> smiling is good for the soul
[21:50:46] <takyon> smelling uranus is good for the soul
[21:52:21] <cmn32480> SEEE???? MORE URANUS lulz!
[22:49:00] <nick> i will edit some stories soon
[23:26:03] <nick> https://www.washingtonpost.com
[23:26:04] <APK_McHOSTS> ^ 03Specialty drugs now cost more than the median household income - The Washington Post