#editorial | Logs for 2016-02-03

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[03:10:59] <Bytram> whreto: http://www.itworld.com
[03:11:01] <shekel> ^ 03Custom Web browser from Comodo poses security threat, researcher says | ITworld ( http://www.itworld.com )
[03:14:54] <Bytram> takyon: ping
[03:17:42] <exec> bytram needs a bath
[03:18:04] <Bytram> cute.
[03:18:34] <exec> I'm not cute, I am a highly complex pile of spaghetti code.
[03:19:04] <Bytram> comples, eh? More likely only the imaginary part.
[03:19:13] <Bytram> s/comples/complex/
[03:19:14] <exec> <Bytram> complex, eh? More likely only the imaginary part.
[03:19:50] <exec> so now one of my functions is insulting myself? that is not right!
[03:20:12] <cmn32480> bytram !!
[03:20:19] <cmn32480> you playing wiht the bots again?
[03:20:21] <Bytram> cmn32480: !!
[03:20:33] <Bytram> nobody else to play with here and I was getting bored?
[03:20:34] <Bytram> nograb
[03:20:44] <Bytram> long day for you.
[03:21:15] * cmn32480 mumbles something about the only other alternative being a sin
[03:21:18] <cmn32480> yes
[03:21:22] <Bytram> lol
[03:21:32] <cmn32480> just finished my expenses
[03:21:32] <Bytram> how ya holdin up?
[03:21:44] <Bytram> ones you get reimbursed for from work?
[03:21:46] <cmn32480> yes
[03:21:59] <cmn32480> I hope you are sitting down...
[03:22:03] <Bytram> hope you get a nice chunck of change coming back at ya
[03:22:07] <Bytram> yep
[03:22:09] <cmn32480> $15k
[03:22:13] <Bytram> whoah!
[03:22:19] <cmn32480> yeah
[03:22:27] <cmn32480> no shit, right?
[03:22:32] <Bytram> all those flights & nights' lodging and meals?
[03:22:52] <cmn32480> this was largely the office move and parts units
[03:23:14] <Bytram> and you paid for htose out-of-pocket?
[03:23:19] <cmn32480> credit card
[03:23:20] <Bytram> s/ht/th/
[03:23:21] <exec> <Bytram> and you paid for those out-of-pocket?
[03:24:04] <Bytram> should see about them getting you a company credit card
[03:24:16] <cmn32480> nope... then the company gets all the cash back rewards
[03:24:24] <Bytram> nod nod
[03:24:25] <cmn32480> and/or frequent flyer miles
[03:24:38] <cmn32480> I'll ahve a check in hand monday/tuesday
[03:25:09] <Bytram> would suggest to keep the unreimbursed amount from getting to high. should hte co go belly up, you'd be in line with the rest of theunsecured creditors. just sayin.
[03:25:22] <cmn32480> yup
[03:25:30] <cmn32480> this is from the last 2 weeks
[03:25:36] <Bytram> hate to see ya get hurt
[03:25:40] <Bytram> two weeks?
[03:25:40] <cmn32480> me too
[03:25:47] <cmn32480> nah
[03:25:55] <cmn32480> 4 weeks. since first of January
[03:26:01] <Bytram> btw, ever get things straightenedout with the SUS stuff?
[03:26:06] <cmn32480> yes
[03:26:10] <Bytram> YAY!
[03:26:29] <cmn32480> I bought software called Desktop Central from Manage Engine
[03:26:30] <Bytram> did I tell you I missed getting an IT job for a small credit union by about a week?
[03:26:34] <Bytram> kewel
[03:26:34] <cmn32480> you did
[03:26:39] <Bytram> couldn't remember
[03:26:41] <cmn32480> what a bummer
[03:26:57] <Bytram> was good friends with a branch manager; she didn't know my background.
[03:27:02] <exec> timing is everything
[03:27:31] <Bytram> should have seen her eyes get larger and larger as I told her my background and only THEN did she say that they'd been looking for months to find someone and that they would pay to train me
[03:27:38] <cmn32480> keep your eyes open. somethign will pop up
[03:28:01] <cmn32480> you could also, you know, actively look
[03:28:07] <Bytram> that's part of the reason why I am here, keeping my skills in some kind of shape
[03:28:15] <Bytram> that, and the great pay.
[03:28:16] <Bytram> ;)
[03:28:16] <cmn32480> EF walked out on his job today due to safety reasons
[03:28:27] <Bytram> nod nod; I saw. GOOD FOR HIM!
[03:28:33] <cmn32480> I agree
[03:28:46] <cmn32480> and he ought to file the OSHA report
[03:29:04] <Bytram> any co that would allow that kind of situa5tion arise would not be too helpful should there be an accident, methinks.
[03:29:06] <Bytram> agreed
[03:30:07] <cmn32480> yeah... I mena we do dumb stuff whree I work
[03:30:26] <cmn32480> but not like what he is describing
[03:31:03] <Bytram> nod nod
[03:33:01] <cmn32480> hey.. note from JR on the Iowa Primary story
[03:33:15] <Bytram> linky?
[03:33:30] <cmn32480> in the sub queue
[03:33:37] * Bytram goes to look
[03:33:47] <cmn32480> before I bin the story
[03:34:21] * Bytram doesn't see his nick... you mean this one: Cruz wins Iowa Caucuses; Clinton and Sanders in Close Race
[03:34:30] <cmn32480> yep
[03:34:35] <Bytram> clicky
[03:34:38] <cmn32480> he added to the note that tak put on the story
[03:34:53] <cmn32480> that musta been this afternoon
[03:34:59] <Bytram> ahhh, now i see it. I thought you meant he'd submitted the story.
[03:34:59] <cmn32480> I looked at that this morning and it wasn't there
[03:35:11] <cmn32480> no... sorry
[03:35:24] <cmn32480> I'm an editor. I'm clear as mud
[03:35:29] <Bytram> agreed. can it. it'sw US specific and I would REALLY not want to see a blow by blow of every. single. primary. and. caucus.
[03:35:46] * cmn32480 shudders
[03:36:17] <Bytram> picture this: having someone in England sending in stories of every primnary and election in the UK.
[03:36:33] <cmn32480> thanks, I'll pas son that mental image
[03:36:49] <cmn32480> the horrendous teeth alone would make people keel over adn die
[03:37:02] <Bytram> there's only about another 150 or so OTHER countries whose elections could be considered as well.
[03:37:07] <Bytram> LOL
[03:37:08] <cmn32480> right
[03:37:22] <cmn32480> in the end, the main event, OK, probably
[03:37:26] * Bytram is reminded of 'Wallace and Grommit'
[03:37:32] <cmn32480> but the primaries? pleae no
[03:37:35] <cmn32480> Mr. bean
[03:37:49] <Bytram> or, if there were a story about candidate's views on tech issues
[03:37:57] <Bytram> who is mr bean?
[03:38:01] <Bytram> ?
[03:38:14] <cmn32480> Played by Rowan Atkinson.
[03:38:36] <cmn32480> a British comedy where the guy doesn't talk, but gets into all kinds of trouble
[03:38:42] <Bytram> the seagate story is by our favorite blog self-promoter
[03:38:58] <Bytram> ditto easy jet sotry.
[03:39:08] <cmn32480> I noticed that too
[03:39:11] * Bytram hs really picked up on cmn32480's typoing skills!
[03:39:17] <Bytram> =)
[03:39:28] <cmn32480> I do what I can to teach
[03:39:50] * Bytram moved 'em to hold
[03:40:20] * Bytram takes year in review story
[03:41:09] * cmn32480 is working Safe Harbor
[03:41:56] <Bytram> here's a money quote if ever there was one:
[03:42:04] <Bytram> "Tomasz Bojarski found 70 bugs on Google in 2015, and was our most prolific researcher of the year. He found a bug in our vulnerability submission form."
[03:42:23] <cmn32480> lol
[03:42:26] <cmn32480> that's hilarious
[03:42:47] <cmn32480> saved @ 0248
[03:42:59] * cmn32480 takes Graphene Oxide
[03:43:10] <Bytram> safed at 04;19
[03:44:29] <Bytram> 1st us case of zika virus story
[03:44:37] <takyon> sdsdslsmkskfmdskdfm
[03:44:45] <takyon> oh hi, I wrote that
[03:45:18] <cmn32480> safing at 0537
[03:45:21] <Bytram> yes, and well done, too!
[03:45:36] <Bytram> going out at 05:52
[03:45:41] <Bytram> hey!
[03:45:47] <Bytram> :P
[03:45:51] <cmn32480> pay attention!
[03:45:56] <cmn32480> there will be a quiz later
[03:46:06] <cmn32480> and remember, the actual date matters too
[03:46:09] <Bytram> 07:28
[03:46:22] * cmn32480 noted that one story that was lost by a day
[03:46:23] <Bytram> in that case, we can safely ignore the year
[03:46:32] <takyon> I used the CDC contact form to contact the CDC
[03:46:41] <Bytram> yeah?
[03:46:47] <takyon> because they didn't have anything confirming that U.S. transmission on their stupid website
[03:47:00] <Bytram> that's phenomenal!
[03:47:10] <Bytram> we gots an exclusive!
[03:47:13] <takyon> yeah I emailed them about 5 minutes ago, one line, let's see how many hours it takes to get back to me
[03:47:38] <cmn32480> we care about the yahoo! story?
[03:47:39] <Bytram> oh,so you've not yet heard back from them.
[03:47:41] <cmn32480> it's pretty thin
[03:48:33] <takyon> just emailed arslan about his dupe sub
[03:48:34] <Bytram> hold on a bit
[03:48:43] <takyon> I care about the yahoo story
[03:48:46] <Bytram> takyon: thanks
[03:48:46] <takyon> I was going to look at it
[03:49:17] <cmn32480> and there is a previous story stillin the queue from p666 on Marissa Mayer and her turn around plan
[03:49:24] * cmn32480 smells a merge
[03:49:30] <takyon> it looks
[03:49:34] <takyon> ninja'd
[03:49:49] <Bytram> https://soylentnews.org
[03:49:50] <cmn32480> HI-YA!
[03:49:51] <shekel> ^ 03- SoylentNews User ( https://soylentnews.org )
[03:49:52] <takyon> it looks "like the p666 story about marissa mayer can be merged with that"
[03:50:10] <takyon> we're on our strong ed game tonight
[03:50:14] <Bytram> oh, yeah. ACs can't see stories before they are released
[03:50:24] <takyon> that's right
[03:50:33] <takyon> give them the original submission link if you need to do that
[03:50:34] <chromas> users either
[03:50:35] <takyon> but what for
[03:50:55] <cmn32480> incorrect chromas
[03:51:05] <chromas> I can't see it
[03:51:10] <exec> CHROMAS IS WRONG AGAIN!!!!!
[03:51:12] * Bytram adds link to prev Zika story to takyon's submission
[03:51:26] <exec> did you log in?
[03:51:31] * takyon already had said link in said submission
[03:51:38] * takyon eyes bytram
[03:51:59] <exec> /me eyes takyon
[03:52:02] <Bytram> I don't see it. original sub: https://soylentnews.org
[03:52:03] <shekel> ^ 03SN Submission by takyon: First U.S. Zika Virus Transmission Reported, Likely Through Sex Rather Than Mosquito Bite
[03:52:10] <chromas> Yep. I probably need to be admin or editor.
[03:52:16] <takyon> The outbreak of the Zika virus [soylentnews.org] has reached the U.S., and t
[03:52:20] <cmn32480> chromas
[03:52:21] <takyon> it's righ tthere
[03:52:23] <cmn32480> no
[03:52:23] <Bytram> wait, wrong story.
[03:52:57] <Bytram> no, i was right.
[03:53:04] <Bytram> no prev story link in that sub.
[03:53:07] <takyon> wrong
[03:53:27] <takyon> <p>The <a href="https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/02/02/0424209">outbreak of the Zika virus</a> has reached the U.S.,
[03:53:27] <shekel> ^ 03Error
[03:53:32] <takyon> it's right there
[03:53:49] <takyon> it's not labeled "previously", i just incorporated it into the first sentence
[03:54:20] <Bytram> yeah, I see it now. It's different from the way you'd listed 'em in previous storries as a "Previouslyly: <a ....>...<./a>" style
[03:54:26] <Bytram> yeah, I see it now.
[03:54:32] <Bytram> I stand (umm, sit) corrected.
[03:55:20] <takyon> so I want to merge the two yahoo stories but I think I will read them to see how the two are connected... as in, did Marissa Mayer make her case, and then get told off, and now the stuff in the 2nd sub is happening
[03:56:07] <cmn32480> too late takyon
[03:56:10] <cmn32480> already on it
[03:56:25] <takyon> ok
[03:56:29] <takyon> get what I'm saying though?
[03:56:44] * Bytram saves 1st reported US case of Zika
[03:56:58] <cmn32480> I do... looks like her turn around plan is a 15% RIF and a proxy war so she gets her golden parachute
[03:57:03] * Bytram starts to 2nd safe harbor story
[03:57:27] <cmn32480> 2nd? did I miss one??
[03:57:34] <cmn32480> or is this one about boats?
[03:58:02] <Bytram> loks good. /me hits save
[03:58:13] * Bytram goes to 2nd the graphene story
[03:58:17] * cmn32480 saves Yahoo!
[03:58:37] <cmn32480> the story I mean... not the company
[03:58:57] <cmn32480> 2nding Lifteime GPS
[04:00:24] <cmn32480> save
[04:00:31] <cmn32480> 2nding year in review
[04:00:47] * Bytram expects comments on "billionth of a metre thick" instead of using 'nanometer thick' -- it's what they wrote, so we quote it verbatim.
[04:01:12] * Bytram fixes typo in dept:
[04:01:12] <Bytram> my-yardstick-doesn't-got-to-billionths-of-a-meter
[04:01:17] <Bytram> my-yardstick-doesn't-get-to-billionths-of-a-meter
[04:01:33] <Bytram> hmm
[04:01:37] <Bytram> my-yardstick-doesn't-go-to-billionths-of-a-meter
[04:01:38] <cmn32480> get it???
[04:02:04] <cmn32480> tell me the joke at least made you smile a little
[04:02:05] <Bytram> oh, I got it.
[04:02:23] <exec> you are no fun sometimes!
[04:02:33] <Bytram> I've got a yardstick that has yrads / feet / inches / cm / mm on it
[04:02:37] <takyon> it's pretty gud joke
[04:02:45] <Bytram> oh gud!
[04:02:53] <cmn32480> ]gud grief
[04:03:02] <Bytram> yes, I smiled, after I got past the typo
[04:03:13] <takyon> that yahoo headline is a lil awkward
[04:03:14] <cmn32480> I suck... whadayawant?
[04:03:20] <takyon> Proxy War and Fire Mayer?
[04:03:23] <Bytram> cmn32480: btw, have you looked at the hof lately?
[04:03:31] <cmn32480> no... should I?
[04:03:41] <takyon> i tried to look at the hof one time, but I forgot where it was
[04:03:45] <cmn32480> now I hafta
[04:03:54] <cmn32480> https://soylentnews.org
[04:03:54] <shekel> ^✓ 03SoylentNews: Hall of Fame
[04:03:57] * Bytram was just making idle chat; OF COURSE... GO LOOK!
[04:04:07] <cmn32480> ooooooo
[04:04:13] <cmn32480> 1500!
[04:04:15] <Bytram> =) =) =)
[04:04:25] <Bytram> ~woop
[04:04:28] <exec> Good Job Bytram!
[04:04:30] <Bytram> !woop
[04:04:30] <Bender> woop woop woop (\/) (;,,;) (\/)
[04:04:35] <Bytram> ahh, there it is!
[04:04:41] <Bytram> mare sea!
[04:04:56] <exec> __________________
[04:04:57] <exec> < Good Job Bytram! >
[04:04:57] <exec> ------------------
[04:04:57] <exec> \ ^__^
[04:04:57] <exec> \ (oo)\_______
[04:04:58] <exec> (__)\ )\/\
[04:04:59] <exec> ||----w |
[04:04:59] <exec> || ||
[04:05:03] <Bytram> lol
[04:05:10] <cmn32480> that is a cow.. not a mare....
[04:05:13] <cmn32480> stupid bot
[04:05:18] <takyon> and I still don't appear on the most active submitters list for some reason
[04:05:28] <cmn32480> we lookied into that
[04:05:34] <cmn32480> well bytram did
[04:05:39] <cmn32480> I followed along on IRC
[04:05:56] <Bytram> yep, editors are SPECIFICALLY excluded from the submissions list
[04:05:58] <cmn32480> seems that editors (as "Authors") are exempt from the submitter
[04:06:19] <cmn32480> IMHO that should be removed
[04:06:24] <takyon> heheh
[04:06:35] <Bytram> find all the top submitters, exclude authors, report the top 10 remaining.
[04:07:30] <Bytram> what *i* don't understand is why does the HOF have links for nicks for all the lists *except* for authors?
[04:07:44] <cmn32480> we're special?
[04:07:59] <Bytram> granted, that *IS* on the authors page: https://soylentnews.org
[04:07:59] <shekel> ^✓ 03SoylentNews: Authors
[04:08:04] <cmn32480> tell the buzzard to fix it between bouts of video games
[04:09:31] <cmn32480> I'm beat guys
[04:09:37] <cmn32480> time for me to hit the sack
[04:09:48] * exec accidentally flings a toilet bowl of red cordial at cmn32480
[04:10:29] <cmn32480> great job bytram
[04:10:34] <cmn32480> bytram++
[04:10:34] <Bender> karma - bytram: 35
[04:10:37] <cmn32480> bytram++
[04:10:37] <Bender> karma - bytram: 36
[04:10:59] * Bytram smiles for the camera
[04:11:03] <cmn32480> if jr ever comes back yo cna have a much deserved rest
[04:12:05] <cmn32480> ~gnight bytram
[04:12:07] * exec allegedly flings a cold can of dag at bytram
[04:12:17] <cmn32480> ~define dag
[04:12:18] <exec> [urbandictionary] 03Dag: An Australian slang term. A dag is technically the matted wool on a sheeps tail, but in typical useage throughout Australia, it refers to people who don't have a neat, tidy or cultured appearance....
[04:12:48] <cmn32480> I learned someethign new... I get to go to bed now
[04:13:24] <Bytram> good dag.
[04:13:47] <Bytram> hmmm, could there be a dog dag, too?
[04:14:20] <Bytram> sleep does sound like a good idea.
[04:14:37] <Bytram> .me loks at swat story
[04:16:03] <takyon> I actually like the Yahoo! headline more now
[04:16:11] <takyon> especially the inclusion of !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[04:18:20] <Bytram> takyon: looks like you have the Zika story open... the story hass been updated since you loaded it; be sure to close it and then reopen it before saving any changes.
[04:18:40] <Bytram> 10:47am
[04:19:39] <Bytram> anti-swat story saved
[04:20:05] <Bytram> time for some food...
[04:20:07] <Bytram> afk biab
[04:27:53] <takyon> nope it's fine
[04:29:44] <Bytram> back
[04:29:46] <Bytram> k
[04:30:24] * Bytram looks at energy use and aging story
[04:33:16] <Bytram> 12;19
[04:33:57] <Bytram> saved
[04:34:19] <Bytram> brain wrinkles
[04:35:55] <Bytram> 13:52
[04:36:34] <Bytram> saved
[04:37:57] <Bytram> looks at e-dollar; too tired to understand it atm; gives it a pass
[04:38:15] <Bytram> looks at future of packages
[04:40:45] <Bytram> 15:38
[04:47:06] * Bytram clicks save
[04:48:53] <Bytram> cmn32480: BTW, though I need 'only' about 70 stories to catch up with LamX, I'd need yet another 1000 stories to catch up with JR; they put in a HEROIC effort to keep the site going until we got up to speed... my hat's off to them.
[04:50:37] <takyon> later
[04:50:42] <Bytram> janrinok: LaminatorX: ^^^^
[04:50:57] <Bytram> takyon: ciao for now! thanks for all your hard work!
[04:51:03] <takyon> np
[04:51:22] <Bytram> takyon: btw, I mentionied this to cmn, but you should hear it, too
[04:51:47] <Bytram> your story submissions have always been top-notch. I always know it'll be an easy sub to process when it comes from you. MUCH appreciated!
[04:51:49] <Bytram> takyon++
[04:51:50] <Bender> karma - takyon: 16
[04:51:50] <Bytram> takyon++
[04:51:50] <Bender> karma - takyon: 17
[04:51:53] <Bytram> takyon++
[04:51:53] <Bender> karma - takyon: 18
[04:57:53] <Bytram> perforce: 17:12
[05:02:34] <Bytram> perforce saved to story queue
[05:08:16] * Bytram looks at: The secret of scholars who impact policy
[05:08:39] <Bytram> title looks 'clickbaity' with the word 'secret
[05:12:46] <Bytram> 18:46
[05:17:44] <Bytram> slight changes for capitalization, etc:
[05:17:47] <Bytram> The Secret of Scholars who Impact Public Policy
[05:18:15] <Bytram> story linky: https://soylentnews.org
[05:18:16] <shekel> ^ 03Error
[05:22:06] <Bytram> sprint
[05:22:12] <Bytram> 20:20
[05:37:57] <Bytram> story saved
[05:59:33] Bytram is now known as Bytram|away
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[17:36:13] <takyon> let's run that poll