#editorial | Logs for 2016-03-01

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[00:32:47] <Bytram> http://newsdaily.com
[00:32:49] <NotAnymore> ^ 03Musk's SpaceX rocket launch canceled at final countdown | NewsDaily
[00:40:11] <takyon> another day, another cancel
[00:40:39] <Bytram> that, I believe, was a report on yesterday's cancelation
[00:43:48] <Bytram> apple awa story psoted; just needs a 2nd
[00:43:54] <Bytram> takyon++
[00:43:54] <Bender> karma - takyon: 21
[00:44:04] <takyon> k
[00:44:07] <takyon> i'll try to sub more
[00:44:29] <Bytram> I'm looking around, myself
[00:44:31] <takyon> Delete "Detroit Woman Injured, Humiliated after Security Guard Mistook Her for a Man "?
[00:46:30] <Bytram> nod nod
[00:54:25] <cmn32480> yep
[00:56:39] <takyon> who wants to volunteer to type the deletion reason ;)
[01:01:59] <TheMightyBuzzard> "The Patriarchy"
[01:03:04] * Bytram hasn't even read that story... title was not, umm, appealing. will read it now
[01:05:47] * Bytram ponders
[01:08:48] <Bytram> maybe we should run the story? Add an editor's note indicating we were undecided as to whether the community would be interested in this story... please reply in the comments whether or not this story, and ones like it, would be of interest to you.
[01:09:00] <Bytram> IOW, let the community decide for us.
[01:10:12] <Bytram> I'll go ahead and run it with above proviso.
[01:13:50] <paulej72> ok please check out automagic xtended copy test on dev please
[01:16:47] <Bytram> paulej72: what does it do?
[01:17:38] <paulej72> show the extended copy when you click more. the more is auto palced so eds dont have to add the more after break
[01:21:06] <Bytram> nice!
[01:21:40] <Bytram> I'd been thinking of how that could be done. One of the things I stumbled on was how to handle the e-mails of the day's stories; need to handle that case, too.
[01:22:20] <Bytram> also, while we are at it, I would prefer that, instead of seeing "456 words in story", it would be preferable to see "124 more words in story"
[01:27:09] <Bytram> takyon: cmn32480 CoolHand anyone have any objections to my running that story, with the addition of that editor's note?
[01:28:16] <paulej72> why don't we just get rid of the x words in story thing
[01:29:06] <Bytram> because it gives me a clue as to whether there are 100 more words or, in the case of an NC wall-of-text, there may be 8k more words.
[01:29:34] <cmn32480> theory is relatively sound bytram
[01:29:36] <cmn32480> try it
[01:29:45] <Bytram> thanks!
[01:29:48] <Bytram> others?
[01:45:20] <takyon> what's going on
[01:45:40] <takyon> the x words in story is a visual cue
[01:45:53] <takyon> [continues] is theoretically unnecessary because of it
[01:52:01] <Bytram> a while back, there was a well written comment htat the 'n words in story' indicator failed to indicate there were MORE words; it gave the appearance that it was just noting how many words were in the story. they made a good cast for the phrasing to be changed.
[01:52:34] <Bytram> the inserted [Continues] removes all doubt
[01:55:16] <Bytram> okay, I finished with the story submission: "Detroit Woman Injured, Humiliated after Security Guard Mistook Her for a Man"
[01:55:41] <Bytram> definitely would like someone to 2nd it; especially take a look at the 'Ed note'
[01:57:09] <Bytram> break time; biab
[02:04:44] <Bytram> back
[02:07:57] <Bytram> whereto? https://t.co
[02:07:57] <NotAnymore> ^ 03( https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com )
[02:17:27] <takyon> wow you ran the story
[02:17:56] <takyon> yikes
[02:18:02] <Bytram> yep; decided that Ouija boards and casting lots wasn't working... might as well ask the community.
[02:18:10] <takyon> well w/e
[02:18:23] * cmn32480 has (thankfully) never seen Bytram's balls... but they must be huge
[02:18:30] <cmn32480> nograb
[02:20:17] <Bytram> I looked in the wiki and could not find anything that explicity precluded it, and got the gist that is was within the general purview of the site. it is my hope that phrasing it as I did in the 'Editor's Note' will make it clear that it was unclear.
[02:20:56] <Bytram> and, if the community response is against more of this kind of story (which I suspect it will be), that will provide the answer for any future submissions.
[02:21:10] <Bytram> 'The community has spoken'
[02:28:03] * Bytram has never been to a disney park... do they run the rides 24/7? or only during 'normal' daytime/evening hours?
[02:28:24] <cmn32480> normal business hours
[02:28:40] <takyon> funny you should mention that
[02:28:44] <cmn32480> depending on the aprk adn the day, it will be anywhere from 8am to midnight
[02:28:49] <takyon> the story I'm about to sub has a disney mention
[02:29:21] <Bytram> I'm on the disney surge pricing story
[02:30:13] <Bytram> saved. scheduled for 0917 tomorrow
[02:30:34] <takyon> mine is about clear channel billboards that spy on nearby phones
[02:30:48] <takyon> NPR doesn't have many technical details so I'm shopping around for another articel
[02:31:09] <Bytram> sounds interesting!
[02:32:16] <Bytram> working emoji story
[02:32:59] <Bytram> 🚸
[02:36:33] <Bytram> saved for 10:57
[02:41:31] <takyon> ok done
[02:47:41] <Bytram> chimera at 11:41
[02:51:12] <takyon> fixed grammar, added link to apple story
[02:53:58] <Bytram> nice
[02:54:27] <takyon> it was that "as in case of San Bernardino"
[02:54:32] <takyon> thought it sounded awkward
[02:54:37] <Bytram> agreed
[02:58:57] <Bytram> clear channel billboards story -- dept: 'Hello Mister Anderton' OR 'Hello Mister Yukkamoto' ??
[02:59:13] <Bytram> I'm using the first one.
[03:01:26] <takyon> you mean Anderson?
[03:01:40] <Bytram> okay, that's 8 stories 'in the can' -- stories are now scheduled from now through 2016-03-01 13:23:00 UTC
[03:01:43] <Bytram> break
[03:12:23] <Bytram> whereto mr magoo? https://archive.is
[03:12:25] <NotAnymore> ^ 03Pentagon Research Could Make ‘Brain Modem’ a Reality - The Daily Beast
[03:12:53] <cmn32480> already run that one
[03:12:57] <cmn32480> or it is in the queue
[03:13:37] <takyon> https://soylentnews.org
[03:13:38] <NotAnymore> ^ 03SN Submission by Anonymous Coward: Pentagon Research Could Make 'Brain Modem' a Reality
[03:14:21] <cmn32480> yeah that one
[03:20:36] <Bytram> I'm working on that one
[03:20:45] <Bytram> is a mess but I almost got it cleaned up
[03:24:10] <Bytram> story saved.
[03:24:25] <Bytram> started to look like word soup trying to deal with all those links...
[03:24:48] <Bytram> I think I may have accidentally gotten the daily beast article links swapped
[03:25:16] <cmn32480> I know the feeling... my eyes are swimming in thei spreadsheet
[03:25:29] <Bytram> nod nod
[03:25:40] <Bytram> be sure to wear your water wings!
[03:26:01] <Bytram> wait... are you still at work? Yikes!
[03:26:38] <cmn32480> nah
[03:26:56] <Bytram> sha nah nah nah, hey hey hey, good bye!
[03:26:57] <cmn32480> at home trying to get the prep work done for a label job that needs to be printed tomorrow and shipped yesterday
[03:27:19] <Bytram> love your 'turn of phrase' there buddy!
[03:27:56] <cmn32480> I've been out on the road for a week
[03:28:11] <Bytram> mailing label printing has been thing about as far back as I can remember... and that's saying something!
[03:28:11] <cmn32480> today, the first day back in the office... EVERYBODY wants a piece of me.
[03:28:21] <Bytram> don't tell your wife!
[03:28:26] <cmn32480> these are rack labels for the warehouse
[03:28:32] <Bytram> wait, she prolly does, too!
[03:28:37] <Bytram> no dnod
[03:28:38] <cmn32480> yeah but it ins't in a good way
[03:28:41] <Bytram> nod nod
[03:28:45] <cmn32480> everybody else
[03:28:52] <cmn32480> she can have all she wants
[03:28:52] <Bytram> honey do's?
[03:28:57] <Bytram> lol
[03:29:05] <Bytram> or, at least what's left :/
[03:30:12] <takyon> cmn: man or machine?
[03:30:28] <cmn32480> little from column a liuttle from column B
[03:30:34] <cmn32480> I'm borg actually
[03:30:45] <cmn32480> 7 of 9 was kind of a bitch
[03:30:51] <Bytram> say 'hi' to 7 of 9 for me, eh?
[03:30:55] <cmn32480> but don't tell the mighty
[03:31:09] <Bytram> too late -- it's a collective, remember?
[03:31:28] <Bytram> or maybe cmn was ordering chinese takeout
[03:31:29] <TheMightyBuzzard> <--- not a member of the collective.
[03:31:30] <cmn32480> yes.. she was collectively bitchy... despite having awesome bewbs
[03:32:27] <Bytram> female commander data
[03:32:28] <TheMightyBuzzard> wouldn't have minded her ASSimilating me though
[03:33:02] <Bytram> http://memory-alpha.wikia.com
[03:33:02] <NotAnymore> ^✓ 03Seven of Nine - Memory Alpha - Wikia
[03:33:16] <Bytram> https://en.wikipedia.org
[03:33:16] <NotAnymore> ^✓ 03Wiki: Seven of Nine
[03:33:18] * TheMightyBuzzard is subtle like a chainsaw upside the head
[03:33:47] <Bytram> fwiw, in numerology, '7' denotes perfection, and '9' denotes mystery
[03:34:08] <Bytram> or so I've read somewhere
[03:34:11] <TheMightyBuzzard> 80085 denotes boobs
[03:34:39] <cmn32480> 8008135 denotes boobies
[03:35:44] <TheMightyBuzzard> okay, past my bedtime. going to sleep despite the intellectual stimulating topic at hand.
[03:36:18] <cmn32480> ~gnight buzzard
[03:36:20] * exec cohesively slides a DD cup of NCommander to buzzard
[03:37:10] <Bytram> TheMightyBuzzard: g'night! may pick ur brain a bit tomorrow while I try to conjur up the site goal code I mentioned to ya on sunday
[03:37:40] <Bytram> http://newsdaily.com
[03:37:41] <NotAnymore> ^ 03China to launch second space lab in third-quarter: state media | NewsDaily
[03:37:55] <TheMightyBuzzard> welcome to try. think ima be busy tomorrow evenin. maybe not though.
[03:38:06] <Bytram> k
[03:41:39] <Bytram> well, it's time for he to hit the hay, too.
[03:41:45] Bytram is now known as Bytram|away
[03:41:51] <cmn32480> ~gnight Bytram|away
[03:41:53] * exec abrasively hurls a tinfoil hat of bacon at Bytram|away
[03:41:53] <Bytram|away> catch you on the morrow
[03:42:06] <cmn32480> with a little luck these spreadsheets will be done by then!
[03:42:20] <Bytram|away> cmn32480: and a very good night to you, too! Hope you can wrap up the mailing list stuff quickly, too!
[03:42:26] <cmn32480> me too
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[14:02:46] * Bytram dons asbestos clothing and goes to look at comments on story
[14:35:07] * cmn32480 sends bytram a cold drink of water
[15:04:00] <cmn32480> I read the comments as "Once in a while but not a steady diet"
[15:26:38] <Bytram> agreed, with a healthy dose of there being some who do not want it at all... and with caveat, it seems that if we were to run such stories, it should focus not so much on the (for lack of better terminology) 'soft' feely side of things and more towards ideas such as genetics and how those are expressed.
[15:27:21] <Bytram> better still, this is something that if we were to run these kinds of stories, it would be ideal to have a nexus for such things.
[15:30:53] <Bytram> http://go.theregister.com
[15:30:55] <NotAnymore> ^ 03One-third of all HTTPS websites open to DROWN attack • The Register ( http://www.theregister.co.uk )
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[16:09:50] <Bytram> http://www.securityfocus.com
[16:09:51] <NotAnymore> ^ 03SecurityFocus
[16:44:29] <Bytram> https://www.sciencedaily.com
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[18:48:17] <Bytram> CoolHand: good catch!
[18:48:20] <Bytram> CoolHand++
[18:48:20] <Bender> karma - coolhand: 30
[18:49:50] <CoolHand> oops, I thought I was in this channel..
[18:49:57] <CoolHand> heh, oh well, spammed the regular channel a bit
[18:50:25] <Bytram> no, they're used to it.
[18:50:41] <Bytram> keeps 'em on they're towes!
[18:50:45] <Bytram> ;)
[18:51:13] <CoolHand> ok, back to work for me.. have a good one.. :)
[18:54:15] <Bytram> thanks... and the same to you! Thanks again!
[18:54:56] <Bytram> http://www.freep.com
[18:55:02] <NotAnymore> ^ 0329 things about Jack Lousma, Michigan's most famous leap day baby ( http://www.freep.com )
[18:55:06] <Bytram> http://www.freep.com
[18:57:25] * Bytram added a paragraph to the 'houston we have a problem' story so that it actually contains something about htat.
[19:01:28] <Bytram> http://rss.computerworld.com
[19:01:29] <NotAnymore> ^ 03DisplayPort 1.4 to support 8K displays, work with USB-C | Computerworld ( http://www.computerworld.com )
[19:01:43] <Bytram> https://www.schneier.com
[19:01:44] <NotAnymore> ^ 03WikiLeaks Publishes NSA Target List - Schneier on Security
[19:03:11] <Bytram> CoolHand: on 2nd thought, since the title is *our* creation, I just fixed the spelling to be 'Biological' and removed the [sic] -- if we were *quoting* something in the text, then the [sic] would be appropriate
[22:43:21] Bytram is now known as Bytram|away
[22:44:45] <Bytram|away> pushed out a few stories; we're good into the evening but will need more to make it through the night.
[22:44:59] <Bytram|away> gtg; have a great day everyone!
[23:07:00] <takyon> checking
[23:07:39] <takyon> bytram: i removed "biological" because I replaced phys.org with the uni's website, and they didn't have it
[23:07:50] <takyon> "bilogical" can die in the scrap heap of editing