#editorial | Logs for 2016-03-10

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[03:17:33] <takyon> how you holding up bytram
[03:17:39] <takyon> did you need something nick
[03:19:12] <Bytram> I'm doing better than I anticipated, thanks for asking!
[03:19:36] <Bytram> but... just finished dinner & need to do the dishes... biab
[03:19:42] <takyon> l8r
[03:20:11] <Bytram> I see you pushed out a story today -- thanks!
[03:20:24] <Bytram> and for all the submissions, too!
[03:21:41] <nick> takyon: i wanted your opinion on merging the tor and tails submissions
[03:22:35] <nick> but im going to bed now, going to check out some possible locations for my farm in the morning :D
[03:22:56] <takyon> I like it but god are those submissions too long
[03:22:59] <takyon> what a mess
[03:23:05] <takyon> you're buying land for a farm?
[03:23:21] <nick> yup, thats why im out here for the most part
[03:24:06] <takyon> where
[03:25:15] <nick> im in south america, specifically uruguay, which is why ive been online a lot more, being the other side of the world has helped me avoid work quite well :p
[03:26:05] <nick> i had intentions to check out argentina and brazil too, but things have gone so well here, and there are bigger drawbacks to the other two that ive decided it's not really worth it
[03:26:45] <takyon> don't get zika
[03:28:02] <nick> yeah, trying to avoid that
[03:28:45] <nick> hasnt been a big deal here by all accounts, not sure theres actually any cases here
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[13:09:34] <nick> how goes cmn32480
[13:09:55] <cmn32480> I have 4 days of email to go through
[13:10:06] <nick> all your fan mail?
[13:13:08] <cmn32480> yeah
[13:13:48] <cmn32480> if "fan" is people screaming for crap that they need now as an emergency because they didn'ty ask for it when they first figured out they needed it 3 weeks ago
[13:16:11] <cmn32480> how is SA looking?
[13:18:39] <nick> aside from the rain today, its looking very good
[13:18:47] <cmn32480> excellent
[13:18:58] <cmn32480> glad to hear the trip is turning otu to be fruitful for you
[13:19:19] <nick> i want to come back asap to actually get things moving as things have been so positive
[13:19:49] <nick> thanks :)
[13:21:00] <cmn32480> other than the no power steering car...
[13:21:54] <nick> got used to that now, and its not like i'd be forced into buying a truck with no power steering
[13:22:07] <cmn32480> fair 'nuff
[13:23:01] <nick> i'd rather have no power steering than the option to buy a mercedes s-class as consolation to not being able to own a home.
[13:23:49] <nick> or not being able to buy a home that's much more than a glorified shoe box that's heavily taxed
[13:24:53] <cmn32480> amen
[13:25:14] <cmn32480> it is very cool that it is all coming together for you.
[13:27:18] <nick> :)
[13:27:24] <nick> got to work towards something tangible
[13:27:44] <cmn32480> I'm happy for you man
[13:28:55] <nick> you're welcome to come out here too if you want to put your ass to work in the fields, or maybe just a vacation ;p
[13:29:13] <cmn32480> no hablo espanol
[13:30:19] <nick> me either, but i'm getting by, and immersion is the way to learn ;)
[13:31:15] <cmn32480> lol
[13:31:22] <cmn32480> but that means I'd have to bring my kids...
[13:31:24] <cmn32480> and the wife
[13:31:30] <cmn32480> and that might ruin the vacation
[13:32:00] <nick> bring the wife and kids, can put them to work and you can have the vacation :D
[13:32:13] <cmn32480> now yer thinkin!
[13:33:12] <nick> https://www.youtube.com
[13:33:13] <Sprinkles> ^ 03it's good to have land - YouTube
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[14:38:02] <nick> :|
[14:38:27] <cmn32480> perhaps a better internet line at the new place...
[14:39:25] <nick> yeah, this wifi isn't great
[14:40:11] <nick> dunno if my last ramblings got through before disconnected...
[14:40:14] <nick> getting sick of this person wasting my time now. taken like a year to get around to thinking about deciding if they want me to do a job or not, and now they're like "I've been looking online and what about this equipment?"
[14:40:49] <nick> two site visits, a dozen emails and now this bullshit for like half a day's work
[14:42:03] <cmn32480> nah that didn't make it
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[16:09:06] <Bytram> cmn32480: !!
[16:09:08] <Bytram> nick: !!
[16:09:12] <Bytram> CoolHand: !!
[16:11:12] <Bytram> CoolHand: I see you were looking at the Shashlik (Russian Ke Bab, btw) submission... looks interesting, but they can't even spell the name consistently on the submission...
[16:11:25] <Bytram> seems pretty raw and, ummm, iffy to me.
[16:11:46] * Bytram did a wget of the submitted page -- it's all wordpress plugins and the like
[16:20:48] <CoolHand> Bytram: !!
[16:21:09] <Bytram> lol! how's things?
[16:21:11] <CoolHand> yeah, I just downloaded shashlik aur package to my pc to check out.. it could provide useful for me...
[16:21:18] <CoolHand> but I wasn't real impressed with the story
[16:21:32] <Bytram> seemslike it is at the alpha stage right now...
[16:21:34] <CoolHand> things are ok.. busy at work, but trying to look through some stuff to contribute
[16:21:44] <Bytram> really bootstrapping-level stage
[16:21:50] <CoolHand> ay
[16:21:52] <Bytram> appreciated!!
[16:21:56] <Bytram> teamwork++
[16:21:56] <Bender> karma - teamwork: 82
[16:22:25] <Bytram> just get the heebee jeebies about that site, don't want our community getting a virus from a front-page link, yanno?
[16:22:41] <CoolHand> definitely
[16:23:20] <Bytram> can't splain exactly why, but I've been on the net long enough to trust my instincts... when in doubt... stay very far away
[16:24:28] <cmn32480> heya guys
[16:24:35] <cmn32480> ~gday #editorial
[16:24:37] * exec illegitimately runs the Installshield Wizard to set up a thing of spew for #editorial
[16:24:39] <CoolHand> hmm mebbe I should uninstall this package b4 I run it..
[16:24:41] <CoolHand> cmn32480: !!
[16:24:48] <Bytram> cmn32480: wb!!!!
[16:24:58] <cmn32480> editors !!
[16:26:17] <Bytram> Huh! anagram( 'editors' ) == 'storied' !!
[16:30:29] <CoolHand> Bytram: found favorable articles on shashlik on pcworld, linuxjournal, fwiw...
[16:30:46] <Bytram> oh? Nice!
[16:31:03] <Bytram> hmmm I tried a VERY quick search and all I found were Russian Ke Bab recipes!
[16:31:12] * Bytram is getting hungry.
[16:31:50] <CoolHand> yeah, I had to add "android" to my search
[16:31:53] <CoolHand> :)
[16:32:11] <CoolHand> a nice ke bab does sound good..
[16:32:35] <Bytram> Politician: this is a problem. We've got to DO something. This is something. (But who knows if it will help, AT ALL?): https://www.eff.org
[16:32:36] <Sprinkles> ^ 03Worried about Apple? California Has a Bill That Would Disable Encryption on All Phones | Electronic Frontier Foundation
[16:33:01] <Bytram> awww; Sprinkles!
[16:33:10] * Bytram now wants an ice cream with sprinkles on top!
[16:34:40] <Bytram> btw, barring any surprises, by this time tomorrow we should be [on the verge of] ranking 17xx's on F@H !!
[16:35:29] <Bytram> http://norvig.com
[16:35:30] <Sprinkles> ^ 03(How to Write a (Lisp) Interpreter (in Python))
[16:35:41] <Bytram> words. just. escape. me.
[16:36:21] <Bytram> there's an old adage that, eventually, every program ends up implementing a lissp interpreter. badly.
[16:36:43] <Bytram> break time; biab
[16:36:44] <Bytram> afk
[16:53:35] <Bytram> http://phys.org
[16:53:36] <Sprinkles> ^ 03AI beats human Go grandmaster... again (Update) ( http://phys.org )
[17:03:38] <takyon> game over for humanity
[17:06:43] <Bytram> not yet, but not looking too good, either.
[17:06:49] * Bytram wonders when the next game will be played?
[17:08:09] <cmn32480> quarter past next October
[17:10:42] * Bytram tries to remember the name of the imaginary leader constructed in the story 'The Moon is a Harsh Mistress' -- Harry Seldon? ... goes to check wikipedia
[17:10:58] <takyon> one part i don't get about the story
[17:11:18] <takyon> there is a $1 million prize, but who pays for it? Google or somebody else?
[17:11:22] <takyon> and hi cmn32480
[17:11:25] <Bytram> google
[17:11:57] <Bytram> it was to entice the human to play against the computer
[17:12:06] <Bytram> if the computer won, it was to be donated to charity
[17:12:10] <cmn32480> ~gday takyon
[17:12:12] * exec covertly writes a fanfic featuring a buttload of 1-UP mushrooms about takyon
[17:12:15] * Bytram can't remember which one, offhand
[17:13:28] <Bytram> nope. harry seldon was part of Asimov's Foundation series.
[17:13:52] * Bytram tries again
[17:24:07] <Bytram> aha! Found it:
[17:24:11] <Bytram> Mike, alias 'Adam Selene', alias 'Simon Jester', alias 'Mycroft Holmes', officially an augmented HOLMES IV system, is a supercomputer empowered to take control of Lunar society, who achieved self-awareness when his complement of "neuristors" exceeded the number of neurons in the human brain.
[17:30:04] <takyon> at the rate neuromorphic processing is being explored I wouldn't be surprised if self-awareness was achieved within 10 years
[17:36:20] <takyon> do we want 1 story every day about the AlphaGo?
[17:36:28] <takyon> it could be done
[19:20:17] <nick> im still not sure what this 'go' stuff is about?
[19:33:55] <takyon> it's a game
[19:34:03] <takyon> it's more complicated than chess
[19:34:34] <takyon> you have to capture "territory" on the board by putting your pieces down like walls. that's why it's called "encircling game"
[20:10:30] <CoolHand> there's like a zillion more possible moves than chess, so has been harder for computers to crack
[22:57:42] * Bytram just updated the Cs-137 story; spelled out Caesium-137 in the title and added a footnote quoting wikipedia that explained the spelling
[23:19:30] <takyon> that article is just f***** anyway
[23:22:13] <Bytram> interesting, as in good to be aware of, but does not go much into what the source/cause of it might be.
[23:22:45] <nick> i read that submission and was just ehhh, i wanted to care but it seemed like it was stretching to be newsworthy
[23:23:01] <Bytram> well put
[23:24:01] * Bytram is pushing the tedx talk out another couple days; we can always move it up when the Duke(!) (deucalion) gets all the T's crossed, etc.
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