#editorial | Logs for 2016-03-15

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[00:48:38] <Bytram> whereto http://rss.computerworld.com
[00:48:39] <Sprinkles> ^ 03Dropbox takes the reins, moves off AWS and onto its own infrastructure | Computerworld ( http://www.computerworld.com )
[00:48:50] <Bytram> http://www.computerworld.com
[00:48:50] <Sprinkles> ^ 03Dropbox takes the reins, moves off AWS and onto its own infrastructure | Computerworld
[00:49:36] <Bytram> whereto http://go.theregister.com
[00:49:38] <Sprinkles> ^ 03Dropbox slips 500PB into its Magic Pocket, not spread over AWS • The Register ( http://www.theregister.co.uk )
[01:24:29] <takyon> bbhjbj
[01:24:35] <takyon> we hae a dropbox story
[01:27:02] <takyon> im writing it up
[01:27:05] <takyon> since the wired is paywalled
[01:29:45] <Bytram> huh? wired is not paywalled!
[01:30:00] <takyon> it is
[01:30:05] <takyon> I swear on me mum
[01:30:10] <takyon> give this a check: https://soylentnews.org
[01:30:11] <Sprinkles> ^ 03Error
[01:30:14] <Bytram> http://www.wired.com
[01:30:15] <Sprinkles> ^ 03The Epic Story of Dropbox?s Exodus From the Amazon Cloud Empire | WIRED
[01:30:15] <takyon> it doesn't have byline
[01:30:30] <chromas> Maybe it's one of those javascript-based paywalls
[01:30:53] <Bytram> I had no problems accessing it... I just pasted thelink I used above.
[01:31:00] <takyon> hang on
[01:31:00] <Bytram> also, I found other links to the story
[01:31:08] <takyon> I DOEN DID IT ALRADY
[01:31:19] <takyon> http://puu.sh
[01:31:22] <takyon> that bullshit
[01:31:24] <Bytram> oh, okay.
[01:31:33] <takyon> I rewrote the whole thing and posted it, since we had no stories going out
[01:31:34] <Bytram> do you want the other story links I found?
[01:31:40] <Bytram> takyon++
[01:31:40] <Bender> karma - takyon: 24
[01:31:43] <takyon> you can add them on the same line with The Register
[01:31:49] <Bytram> k
[01:31:51] <Bytram> brb
[01:33:12] <takyon> hit refresh on it, i had to fix link
[01:33:30] <Bytram> k
[01:38:09] * Bytram clicks preview
[01:38:58] <Bytram> ugh, links got chewed up... retrying
[01:43:27] <Bytram> updated El Reg link; (was to mobile page)
[01:43:53] <Bytram> not the prettiest, but it's done.
[01:44:10] * Bytram 2nds subgraph OS
[01:44:53] <takyon> i do mobile page on purpose
[01:45:15] <Bytram> may I ask why?
[01:45:19] <takyon> mobile el reg links automatically put all pages on one single page, and may render images better
[01:45:52] <Bytram> oh, you mean you do *El Reg* mobile on purpose... I thought you meant in general!
[01:46:56] <takyon> i take the desktop page, highlight "www", and replace it with "m"
[01:47:03] <takyon> for the reasons stated
[01:47:17] <Bytram> Yes, I saw that.
[01:47:17] <cmn32480> excellent... got a reply from Helencrw
[01:47:22] <Bytram> nod nod
[01:49:17] <Bytram> In this case, moth the www AND m versions of the El Reg Dropbox story fit on one page, and had no related pictures.
[01:49:35] <Bytram> changed it back...
[01:50:38] <Bytram> too tired to think through if/how it might be a problem, but something in my gut is a little twisty, and a quarter century of testing has taught me to pay attention to my 'spidey sense' -- may be something, may be nothing, but it's best I don't just ignore it... if you know what I mean.
[01:51:37] <Bytram> prolly just lack of data/experience in just how it renders articles differently.
[01:55:05] <Bytram> would someone take a 2nd look at the 'Subgraph OS' story: https://soylentnews.org
[01:55:06] <Sprinkles> ^ 03- SoylentNews User ( https://soylentnews.org )
[01:55:27] <Bytram> There's some rough wording there, but I just don't haveit in me tonight to straighten it out. Sorry!
[01:56:00] <takyon> looks fine
[01:56:17] <takyon> no complaints in the comments
[01:57:39] <Bytram> I see now; I took issue with text that was quoted from elsewhere:
[01:57:40] <Bytram> Subgraph OS[1] is a feather weighted Linux flavor that aims to combat hacking attacks easier, even on fairly low-powered computers and laptops.
[01:58:21] <Bytram> would read better as:
[01:58:22] <Bytram> Subgraph OS[1] is a feather-weighted Linux flavor that aims to make it easier to combat hacking attacks, even on fairly low-powered computers and laptops.
[01:58:44] <Bytram> but, since that is from elsewhere... nvm
[02:02:09] <Bytram> saw a couple interesting stories in the #rss-bot queue:
[02:02:10] <Bytram> http://arstechnica.com
[02:02:11] <Sprinkles> ^ 03Western Digital makes a $46, 314GB hard drive just for the Raspberry Pi | Ars Technica
[02:02:20] <Bytram> http://go.theregister.com
[02:02:21] <Sprinkles> ^ 03Linus Torvalds wavers, pauses … then gives the world Linux 4.5 • The Register ( http://www.theregister.co.uk )
[02:02:53] <Bytram> https://www.sciencedaily.com
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[02:52:57] <cmn32480> ~gnight #editorial
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[03:18:32] <takyon> that 314 GB hard drive is so dumb
[03:18:43] <takyon> failure of techonomics as we know it
[03:21:09] <takyon> you can get a 1 TB on sale for whatever price they are asking for it
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[12:01:53] <cmn32480> https://soylentnews.org
[12:01:54] <Sprinkles> ^ 03SN article:  New Report Says Shackling Pregnant Women in Prison is Torture 04(6 comments)
[12:01:55] <cmn32480> ouch
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[18:46:22] <takyon> that vaccine "article" is not good
[18:46:43] <takyon> if for no other reason than it is super old
[18:46:49] <takyon> needs a retraction+apology
[18:52:24] <takyon> we probably lost multiple users over that, maybe the prison article too
[18:52:41] <takyon> but the reaction to the vaccine article is viscerally bad
[18:53:13] <takyon> the Ed note does not help
[18:53:20] <takyon> read the comments for more details
[18:53:29] <takyon> cmn32480 should issue the retraction
[18:53:36] <takyon> that's about it. I'll throw in some stories
[19:11:28] <takyon> iran story looks a little crap, will try to spruce it up
[19:13:47] <takyon> looks better
[19:15:56] <takyon> better download this hexchat update so I don't get the nag everytime
[19:20:44] <cmn32480> can I be fired?
[19:20:49] <cmn32480> please??
[19:22:21] <takyon> Depends
[19:22:27] <takyon> the adult diaper you can trust
[19:22:33] <takyon> or did you mean your real job?
[19:22:46] <cmn32480> both
[19:22:54] <cmn32480> I'd like to go on the dole for a while
[19:23:12] <takyon> take a vacay
[19:23:53] <takyon> "rewrite update plugin" hope that makes hexchat update itself without additional clicks
[19:25:27] <cmn32480> my wife would love it if the site fired me
[19:27:29] <takyon> I won't lie, I've had thoughts of quitting. But I don't do a lot of story editing so the thoughts go away
[19:28:10] <cmn32480> me too... and getting hammered for story choices like today don't help
[19:28:37] <cmn32480> but it is what it is
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[19:28:45] <cmn32480> the story will fall to the wayside like the rest
[19:29:02] <takyon> heh, that's a cold view
[19:29:08] <takyon> so we don't do retractions anymore?
[19:29:09] <cmn32480> and the "fuck this site" crowd will either stay... or not
[19:29:21] <cmn32480> have we ever?
[19:29:26] <takyon> yeah
[19:29:38] <takyon> I can remember 2-4 instances
[19:29:54] <takyon> just egregious stuff that editors apologized for posting. I think I did one
[19:30:11] <takyon> I also remember times where the apology was dodged
[19:30:20] <takyon> like on the superconductor crap I submitted
[19:30:33] <takyon> I just quietly slinked away from that mess
[19:30:40] <cmn32480> want it in the comments? or set the thing to no-display with an apology in it's palce
[19:30:56] <takyon> I don't know what I want
[19:31:00] <takyon> let me check the comments
[19:31:15] <cmn32480> ok
[19:31:29] <cmn32480> I'll gladly slink off into the shadows
[19:31:40] <cmn32480> or start editing undfer a pseudonym
[19:31:53] <takyon> https://soylentnews.org
[19:32:01] <Sprinkles> ^ 03SN comment by [02RedBear (1734)] (02Score:2)
[19:32:27] <takyon> all the story content is available in the Original Submission link
[19:32:39] <takyon> so maybe blanking out the story content and putting an apology there is in order
[19:32:46] <takyon> it's really up to you though
[19:33:00] <takyon> I'm not going to sit here and force you to apologize
[19:34:08] <takyon> it would be great if there was a second opinion in here
[19:34:10] <cmn32480> I suppose a comment to the effect of... "My apologies. I screwed the pooch on this one. I shall stick to posting graphene stories in the future"
[19:34:13] <takyon> still here Coolhand?
[19:34:24] <cmn32480> prolyl won't help much
[19:35:26] <takyon> well if you feel discouraged from this I will help pick up the slack
[19:35:33] <takyon> I've already got 2 stories posted
[19:36:02] <takyon> only problem with me is that I don't want to post my own stories, and they could accumulate in the sub list
[19:36:09] <cmn32480> right
[19:36:54] <takyon> I'm sure you've had a worse day than I have, but I'm feeling pretty psycho from mine
[19:37:01] <takyon> random little things accumulating more mad points
[19:37:02] <cmn32480> me too
[19:37:19] <cmn32480> was pulled otu of the office for 4 hours on somethign that needed doing, but I wish had waited
[19:37:38] <cmn32480> and I feel like shit
[19:39:26] <takyon> do drugs at work
[19:39:29] <takyon> like caffeine
[19:42:17] <takyon> or go pick up this: http://slickdeals.net
[19:42:18] <Sprinkles> ^ 03Dairy Queen Small Vanilla Ice Cream Cone - Slickdeals.net ( http://slickdeals.net )
[19:47:07] <cmn32480> so I can feel like crap AND shit my pants??
[19:47:15] <cmn32480> I dont' think that'll go over well
[19:48:30] <takyon> what, you're lactose intolerant?
[19:48:35] <cmn32480> yep
[19:48:43] <takyon> used to be allergic
[19:49:56] <cmn32480> gtrew into it at age 25
[20:33:26] <takyon> no retraction eh?
[20:33:53] <cmn32480> sorry.. the day job took precedence
[20:33:57] <takyon> k
[20:37:39] <cmn32480> From the (boneheaded) editor: My apologies. I pooched this one in a way that is exceptional, even for me. I humbly beg your forgiveness. The line for torches is on the left, and pitchforks is on the right.
[20:37:39] <cmn32480> Please, move on to the next story and don't waste any further time on this one.
[20:37:39] <cmn32480> Regards,
[20:37:39] <cmn32480> cmn32480
[20:38:22] <cmn32480> I suspect that removing the actaul story will only anger thigns further
[20:40:03] <cmn32480> takyoun ^^
[20:40:07] <cmn32480> takyon ^^
[20:50:10] <cmn32480> ~update
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