#editorial | Logs for 2016-02-23

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[00:34:43] Bytram|away is now known as Bytram
[00:42:45] <Bytram> whereto? http://go.theregister.com
[00:42:47] <snowfire> ^ 03Austinites outraged as Google Fiber tears up Texas capital • The Register ( http://www.theregister.co.uk )
[00:44:05] <takyon> whyto
[00:44:16] <takyon> you could merge that with the anon sub I made
[01:33:19] snowfire is now known as NotAnymore
[01:53:23] <takyon> now I am in ed
[01:53:49] <takyon> one of you liked that Cat smartphone with the thermal camera huh?
[01:55:12] <takyon> it looks so RUGGED and PROFESSIONAL
[01:55:41] <takyon> I think existing smartphones may be able to do that but I'm not sure
[01:56:11] <takyon> nonetheless, improving a smartphone is all about adding more newly cheap sensors, so expect to see more of the thermal camera
[01:57:40] <cmn32480> cat smartphone?
[01:57:43] <cmn32480> what'd I miss?
[01:58:04] <Bytram> I was impressed with the capabilities and milspec ratings, but I suspect it'll be larger and heavier than the average person wants to put in their pocket.
[01:58:11] <cmn32480> bytram !!
[01:58:12] <cmn32480> takyon !!
[01:58:16] <Bytram> cmn32480: !!
[01:58:28] <Bytram> cmn32480: where you at these days?
[01:58:28] <takyon> cmn32480, help!
[01:58:50] <cmn32480> help me comn32480 yeah! get her outta my heart!
[01:59:06] <cmn32480> I ma currently in Owensboro, KY
[01:59:16] <Deucalion> wonderwoman!!
[01:59:17] <takyon> Wheresboro
[01:59:36] <cmn32480> takyon: Precisely
[01:59:50] <takyon> don't worry, it was strictly rhetorical
[01:59:51] <cmn32480> go to the middle of nowhere, hang a left, and go another 3 miles
[02:00:00] <Bytram> So what did Owens borrow now?
[02:00:11] <takyon> Bytram: cmn32480
[02:00:13] <cmn32480> KY... i saaid that
[02:01:02] <cmn32480> and I don't want it back
[02:01:35] <Bytram> didn't think of it the last time, but if you are ever without tea in your room again, maybe the concierge, or room service could help you out, next time.
[02:01:48] <Bytram> get back to where you once belonged
[02:02:18] <takyon> tea? given cmn32480's habits I'll have to recommend a different product
[02:02:19] <cmn32480> That's a gretat son
[02:02:38] <cmn32480> s/gretat son/great song/
[02:02:40] <exec> <cmn32480> That's a great song
[02:02:49] <cmn32480> whcih different product?
[02:02:51] <cmn32480> coffee?
[02:02:54] <cmn32480> liquor?
[02:02:57] <Bytram> anagram(gretat) == target
[02:03:07] <takyon> http://slickdeals.net
[02:03:09] <NotAnymore> ^ 03200-Ct Piping Rock Caffeine 200mg Tablets - Slickdeals.net ( http://slickdeals.net )
[02:03:25] <cmn32480> that shit makes me jittery
[02:03:46] <Bytram> never tried those, and do not plan to.
[02:04:10] <cmn32480> all caffeine in pill form makes me jittery
[02:04:54] <takyon> well at least you've admitted to trying it
[02:05:05] <Bytram> just add water? :P
[02:05:17] <takyon> that'd probably be disgusting
[02:05:24] <cmn32480> remember the days of Ripped Fuel?
[02:05:35] <cmn32480> caffeine and ephedra
[02:05:46] * cmn32480 used to bounce off the walls
[02:05:52] <takyon> I think I remember that, FDA banned that?
[02:05:57] <cmn32480> the ephedra
[02:06:17] <cmn32480> I think it was used to make meth
[02:06:21] <takyon> I hear most diet supplements just throw caffeine in there along with the bullshit
[02:08:10] <cmn32480> prolly
[02:08:43] <cmn32480> ash taking off steel toed boots feels so good tat the end fo the day
[02:09:06] <Deucalion> I remember years back getting pseudoephedrine nose drops from the pharmacist to treat a hay fever runny nose. Very effective in that regard. Odd side effects in becoming hyperactive and elevating heart rate though.
[02:09:38] <takyon> and becoming a smurf
[02:10:10] <Deucalion> I don't recall turning blue or donning a blue hat.... but I guess I may have missed that
[02:10:16] <Deucalion> white hat*
[02:11:11] <takyon> http://www.slate.com
[02:11:13] <NotAnymore> ^ 03What's a "Sudafed Smurf"
[02:12:28] <Deucalion> Ahh - no, that wasn't me.
[02:13:03] <cmn32480> Deucalion - I assumed he meant the little blue cartoon characters too
[02:13:30] <Deucalion> naivety++
[02:13:30] <Bender> karma - naivety: 1
[02:13:33] <Bytram> me too, now I'd call them miniature Avatars. =)
[02:14:48] <takyon> I don't think I have the attention span to do a Mobile World Congress submission. Same as CES
[02:15:03] <takyon> because in my heart I know it is boring consumerism
[02:15:36] <Deucalion> but, but.... shineyyyy :P
[02:15:37] <takyon> maybe I'll do a sub on the chips of MWC. like the Snapdragon 820 and the Imagination 8something GPU
[02:15:40] * cmn32480 is trying to edit more than one story today before falling asleep at the keyboard
[02:16:02] * cmn32480 read MWC as MDC and was gvery confused
[02:16:23] <takyon> MDC's new Portland restaurant? NO.
[02:17:22] <cmn32480> lol
[02:18:22] <takyon> I meant to type "No." not "NO."
[02:18:31] * Bytram helpfully gives cmn32480 a poke in the ribs to help him stay awake
[02:18:57] <takyon> don't you realize your poke traveled at the speed of light over IRC?
[02:19:02] <cmn32480> better a poke in the ribs than a punch in the face
[02:19:07] <takyon> now cmn32480 needs a hospital
[02:19:31] * cmn32480 bleeds out in some random hotel room... never to be seen again
[02:20:48] <cmn32480> Mobile Phones Are 'cooking' Men's Sperm
[02:21:02] <cmn32480> from the not-a-vasectomy-replacement dept.
[02:22:02] <takyon> yeah I saw that
[02:22:22] <takyon> I kinda doubt it... comes after 20 years of studies looking for dangers of EM
[02:22:30] <cmn32480> me too
[02:22:40] <cmn32480> too many other causes of "cooked" sperm
[02:22:45] <cmn32480> type of draws
[02:22:56] <takyon> in fact
[02:23:00] <cmn32480> heat
[02:23:19] <takyon> wasn't the World Health Organization looking for any kind of damage from cell phones?
[02:23:30] <cmn32480> at some point
[02:23:53] <cmn32480> I vaguely recall a brain cancer study that came up wiht notihng
[02:24:44] <takyon> wake up, sheeple
[02:25:16] <Bytram> http://go.theregister.com
[02:25:17] <NotAnymore> ^ 03Sick burn, brah: SpaceX test fires rockets for SES bird launch this week • The Register ( http://www.theregister.co.uk )
[02:25:31] * Bytram despises url trackers
[02:26:19] <takyon> what is SES
[02:26:33] <takyon> oh ok
[02:26:54] <takyon> I heard that SpaceX wanted a large % of their rocket landings to be successful this year
[02:27:13] <cmn32480> large percentage meanin 100%?
[02:28:25] <takyon> more than 0% in the case of barge water landings
[02:28:35] <Bytram> SES == Société Européenne des Satellites
[02:28:35] <cmn32480> heh
[02:28:58] <cmn32480> I think we are going to bin this mobile phone cooks sperm article
[02:29:08] <Deucalion> sounds wise
[02:29:16] <Bytram> nod nod
[02:29:17] <Bytram> https://en.wikipedia.org
[02:29:18] <NotAnymore> ^ 03Wiki: SES S.A
[02:29:45] <cmn32480> Deucalion - I am a lotta things. I'm pretty sure "wise" isn't one of them.
[02:30:09] <takyon> now I don't know if I read the sperm article on soylentnews or google news first
[02:30:09] <Deucalion> wisdom does not recognise wisdom :D
[02:30:44] <Deucalion> wisdom realises that there is no wisdom... only experience.
[02:31:00] <cmn32480> very wise Deucalion
[02:31:10] <Deucalion> wow... that got a bit matrixy there
[02:31:30] <takyon> the correct term is "Whoa."
[02:32:32] <Deucalion> I use my own terms... and I declare "wow" to be correct in my parlance. :P
[02:33:03] <Bytram> hmm, what is the female analog to a count?
[02:33:11] <takyon> countess
[02:33:40] <Bytram> doh! thanks!!
[02:33:40] <cmn32480> Ding! takyon wins 2 internets
[02:34:03] <takyon> the moar you know
[02:34:12] <cmn32480> what do we want to do with the Randi Harper story?
[02:34:21] * Bytram was trying to play with the idea of "count down starts; $foo up ends"
[02:34:25] <Bytram> cmn32480: ditchit
[02:34:42] <cmn32480> takyon?
[02:34:54] <takyon> who?
[02:35:11] <takyon> i was the one who wrote the ugh comment
[02:35:13] <cmn32480> freebsd 3rd or 4th fro the top of the sub queue
[02:35:31] * cmn32480 goes to look for the editors notes
[02:35:57] <cmn32480> oh
[02:36:00] <cmn32480> so you someone did
[02:36:10] <cmn32480> to the bin it goes1
[02:37:09] <cmn32480> "we've opted not to "run this one due tit's inherently inflammartoy nature.
[02:37:47] <takyon> inb4 jassassin whining
[02:38:15] <takyon> putting "SJW" in the headline is basically the kiss of death anyway
[02:39:11] <chromas> Use "PC Police" ;)
[02:39:15] <takyon> haha
[02:39:24] <Deucalion> Yeah, we should aspire to somewhere above gutter level.
[02:39:45] <cmn32480> gutter++
[02:39:45] <Bender> karma - gutter: 1
[02:39:55] <cmn32480> woudl that be drainage ditch?
[02:42:06] <takyon> i submitted some articles as anonymous coward, can you guess which?
[02:42:34] <cmn32480> the ones from thestack.com?
[02:42:40] <takyon> nah
[02:42:45] <Deucalion> the word is used more frequently here in relation to the U section pipework at the edges of sloped roofs that captures rain water. But historically, it was used in relation to U section channels in the ground that directed kitchen water to the sewers.
[02:43:50] <Deucalion> Not so much a ditch as a channel lined with fired clay or concrete.
[02:44:17] <cmn32480> the trail to the sanitary sewers
[02:47:20] <Deucalion> hmm.. in a way. Gutters are mostly used for "grey water" (kitchen sink water / rain water / washing machine outflow). Sanitary sewers (toilets) are classified differently. In many places the two flows are kept separate in others the two flows merge when they hit the sewer.
[02:47:50] <cmn32480> here that all runs to the sanitary sewer
[02:47:59] <cmn32480> they meet up in the house someplace
[02:50:41] <Deucalion> Depends on area here - some places have separate sanitary and grey water sewers all the way back to the water / waste treatment site. Connecting your roof gutters to the sanitary sewer or v.v. in those areas receives a dim view a.k.a. fines.
[02:50:42] <Bytram> we are currently undergoing an expensive sewer / storm drain separation project. storm drains and sewers, at one time, apparently went straight out into the ocean. then a treatment plant was added. then heavy rains overflowed the plant and sent raw sewage back into the ocean when it overflowed. solution is to separate storm drains from sewers. that's a lot of digging, and big pipe laying and labor.
[02:51:01] <Bytram> lol
[02:51:02] <Bytram> break time
[02:51:40] <cmn32480> where I live, storm drains and sanitary sweres are separate
[02:51:51] <cmn32480> but sanitary is all waste water from the house
[02:52:30] <Deucalion> makes sense... ground run off is far simpler to treat and release than poopy water.
[02:52:41] <Bytram> yep, that is what we are aiming to get to, but was providing the historical explanation for why they did not do it in the first place.
[02:52:47] <cmn32480> ground run off is dumped to the nerest body of water
[02:53:17] <cmn32480> at least where I live
[02:53:54] <Bytram> you'd thnk it wold be benign, but it's amazing how much oils, rubbers, and other such get washed off a road and into the storm drains.
[02:54:09] <Bytram> never mind just plain trash.
[02:54:16] <Bytram> ok, break time; biab
[02:56:32] <cmn32480> binned the hugh pickens $100 bill story as a dupe
[02:56:32] <cmn32480> https://soylentnews.org
[02:56:34] <NotAnymore> ^ 03SN article:  Kennedy School Suggests Removing Big Bills From Circulation to Cut Crime 04(121 comments)
[02:57:05] <Deucalion> Makes no odds to me... I live next to a big river... at some point that river ~will~ overflow on me as I live in the historical flood plain... when it does both the grey water and poopy sewers will spew their contents all over the place :/
[02:57:37] * cmn32480 is clearing the hold queue
[02:57:56] <Deucalion> This is what insurance and a working car are for... leave the area while it happens, insurance picks up the tab.
[02:59:07] <paulej72> I read that as remove big balls from circulation
[02:59:25] <cmn32480> I'm married... I'm already out of circulation
[02:59:33] <cmn32480> and my big balls are in a jar on the mantle
[02:59:35] <cmn32480> nograb
[02:59:51] <Deucalion> Dayum, I was going to make a quip along those lines.
[03:00:18] <cmn32480> typo fast Deucalion
[03:01:01] <Deucalion> something, something... the balls only getting bigger since marriage as all nookie privs revoked once the cake is gone.
[03:01:13] <cmn32480> lol\
[03:06:45] <Deucalion> Complete myth of course, but singletons like to extend its life from time to time. something, something.... once she has your wallet, no need for the wedding tackle. etc. ad infinitum. ~sigh~
[03:07:16] <cmn32480> <giggle> you called it wedding tackle
[03:12:37] <Deucalion> Once in a while I venture into the realm of being polite :D
[03:58:14] Bytram is now known as Bytram|away
[05:22:23] <takyon> I have a question for anybody who uses the extension
[05:22:42] <takyon> should stripEmail default to true?
[05:23:37] <takyon> it simply removes the contents of the "Your Email or Homepage" box on the "send in your scoop"/submission page.
[05:24:10] <cmn32480> no
[05:24:46] <takyon> fair 'nuff
[05:24:48] <takyon> get some sleep
[05:24:52] <cmn32480> if the submitter put it in, we shoudl not strip it out by default
[05:25:03] <cmn32480> night takyon
[05:25:11] <cmn32480> ~gnight takyon
[05:25:13] * exec allegedly throws a spoon of spew at takyon
[05:25:21] <takyon> yum! foods
[05:32:57] <Deucalion> s'all protein :)
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[12:32:42] <CoolHand> anyone awake?
[12:36:52] <cmn32480> no
[12:36:58] <CoolHand> oh, hey cmn32480
[12:37:06] <cmn32480> how goes coolhand
[12:37:35] <CoolHand> I was just about to type that I was going to try to stick a story or two in between some of these astronaut/space stories that we've spammed the queue with..
[12:37:53] <cmn32480> have at it good sir
[12:38:00] <cmn32480> I'm getting ready to head to a custoemr site
[12:38:07] <CoolHand> cool... have fun :)
[12:38:10] <cmn32480> Kentucky is beautiful this time of year
[12:39:13] <cmn32480> wow... there ARE a lot of space stories...
[12:44:11] <CoolHand> ok.. that's a bit better...
[12:44:21] <CoolHand> I might try to stick one more b4 the astronaut app story
[12:45:13] <cmn32480> gotta run.
[12:45:18] <cmn32480> have a good day coolhand!
[12:45:23] <cmn32480> oh yeah...
[12:45:26] <CoolHand> u 2 man
[12:45:28] <cmn32480> ~gday coolhand
[12:45:30] * exec unjustifiably offers an assfull of pancakes to coolhand
[12:45:51] <CoolHand> mmm... ass of pancakes..
[13:36:27] <Bytram|away> morning.
[13:36:37] * Bytram|away is very groggy this am and needs to go back to bed.
[13:36:50] <Bytram|away> quick note: I was reviewing this story: https://soylentnews.org
[13:36:51] <NotAnymore> ^ 03Error
[13:37:04] <Bytram|away> "Researchers Use 3D Printing to Make Ultrafast Graphene Supercapacitor"
[13:37:38] <Bytram|away> and the added text by the author is as I see it, umm, 'not even wrong':
[13:37:45] <Bytram|away> "on the order of millimeters" is quite large for supercapacitor electrodes, isn't it? And wouldn't a structure on the order of one-thousandth of a meter make it one million times under-qualified to feature in a publication called Nano Letters?
[13:38:35] <Bytram|away> I'm striking it from the story, but am utterly unable this am to come up with something to replace it with. Here's hoping someone who is more awake can do so.
[13:38:43] <Bytram|away> The story is due to come out at: 2016-02-23 14:43:00
[13:39:36] <Bytram|away> so, in just about an hour or so.
[13:43:02] <Bytram|away> ok, I'm adding this:
[13:43:03] <Bytram|away> <p>This would obviously have applications in mobile phones as well as wearables and IoT devices, but what other applications would this empower? Would this have application in automotive applications? -Ed.
[13:43:41] <Bytram|away> It is DEFINITELY not great, but it'll do for now -- please update/replace if you have something better!
[13:45:27] <Bytram|away> .
[13:45:29] <Bytram|away> <p>This would obviously have applications in mobile phones as well as wearables and IoT devices, but what other applications would this empower? Would this be of use in automotive or home power applications? -Ed.
[13:45:31] <Bytram|away> .
[13:45:43] <Bytram|away> there, that's better. still free to update.
[13:46:24] <Bytram|away> edit link is: https://soylentnews.org
[13:46:26] <NotAnymore> ^ 03- SoylentNews User ( https://soylentnews.org )
[13:55:14] <CoolHand> Bytram|away: changes sound good..
[13:55:16] <CoolHand> thanks
[13:55:45] <Bytram|away> glad you approve! Always worries me to go in and make changes when I do a 2nd edit.
[13:55:48] <Bytram|away> hth
[14:00:43] <Bytram|away> #weather
[14:03:59] <Bytram|away> whereto? http://phys.org
[14:04:00] <NotAnymore> ^ 03Nano-dangerously big: New findings on the pseudoallergy phenomenon CARPA
[14:04:38] <Bytram|away> whereto? http://feedproxy.google.com
[14:04:39] <NotAnymore> ^ 03How a venture capital firm almost got away with slave labor - CNET ( http://www.cnet.com )
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[22:40:59] <takyon> haven't been around, what's up
[22:58:55] <paulej72> round round square cubed