#editorial | Logs for 2016-04-06

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[01:17:41] <takyon> xbbdghfgh
[02:14:24] <cmn32480> FYI - I will be MIA all day Thursday. Have a 10 hour round trip drive, plus a meeting
[02:15:09] <takyon> acknowledged
[02:15:14] <Bytram> nod nod
[02:15:19] <cmn32480> 10-4
[02:15:31] * Bytram suggests renting a Porsche =)
[02:15:41] * cmn32480 can't affrod that...
[02:16:17] * Bytram would suggest that you get an inflatable 'otto the pilot' for the inevitable 'blue light special'
[02:16:41] <cmn32480> you saying I will use the HOV lanes illegally?
[02:17:00] <cmn32480> I woudl never do that (without a mannaquin in the car)
[02:17:47] <Bytram> no, I meant that when you get pulled over for speeding, let 'otto' get the ticket -- it's also a reference to the movie 'Airplane'
[02:17:57] * Bytram realizes this may not be a business trip
[02:18:11] <cmn32480> Shirley you jest?
[02:18:25] <Bytram> Rogeur
[02:18:39] <cmn32480> it is a business trip
[02:18:52] <cmn32480> if Otto gets a leak I am totally NOT reinflating him
[02:19:03] <Bytram> ROFL
[02:19:20] * Bytram recalls a scene in the closing credits
[02:19:46] <Bytram> wouldn't your company reimburse you for a car rental?
[02:20:18] <cmn32480> yes
[02:20:27] <cmn32480> but I'd rather get paid the mileage $$
[02:20:44] <Bytram> hmm
[02:20:49] <Bytram> 10 hours round trip..
[02:20:52] <Bytram> 5 hours one-way
[02:21:00] <Bytram> avg speed... guessing 60 mph
[02:21:08] <Bytram> ==> approx 300 miles each way
[02:21:11] <Bytram> leave at 1am
[02:21:16] <Bytram> 150mph ==> 2 hrs
[02:21:16] <cmn32480> 325 eeach way
[02:21:25] <Bytram> just a sec
[02:21:53] <Bytram> 325miles @ 145 mph ==> 2.2 hrs each way
[02:22:09] <cmn32480> 5 hours and 30 minutes by Google maps.
[02:22:17] * Bytram has personally done 145 mph in a Porsche Boxter convertible on the autobahn
[02:22:18] <cmn32480> Each way.
[02:22:35] <cmn32480> round numbers of 660 miles round trip
[02:22:46] <Bytram> that is a lotdriving
[02:22:55] <Bytram> that is a lot of driving
[02:22:57] <cmn32480> $265 @ $0.40/mi
[02:23:34] <cmn32480> actual cost - 2 tanks of gas (10 gallons @ $2/gallon)
[02:23:41] <Bytram> $2254 / 11 hr ==> $24+/hr just for driving?
[02:23:45] <cmn32480> actual cost - roughly $40
[02:24:05] <Bytram> plus, wear and tear on vehicle (akak depreciation)
[02:24:06] <cmn32480> paid by the mile
[02:24:10] <Bytram> nod nod
[02:24:36] <Bytram> what kind of driving? mostly interstate?
[02:24:36] <cmn32480> vehicle is 10 years old in August. Currently has 175,000 miles
[02:24:55] <cmn32480> current value... whatever you can find in the couch cushions
[02:25:01] <Bytram> getting up there
[02:25:05] <Bytram> nod nod
[02:25:05] <cmn32480> all interstate
[02:25:21] <Bytram> city / urban / rural / mix?
[02:25:22] <cmn32480> 11 am meeting
[02:25:30] <cmn32480> gotta leave by about 5am
[02:25:33] <Bytram> oy.. means an EARLY start
[02:25:37] <Bytram> nod nod
[02:25:50] <Bytram> or, overnight it
[02:25:53] <Bytram> how long a meeting?
[02:25:54] <cmn32480> means I will be past the big traffic before it happens
[02:25:59] <cmn32480> 'bout an hour or so
[02:26:14] <cmn32480> home around 8pm
[02:26:22] <cmn32480> at the latest, depending on traffic
[02:26:28] <Bytram> should ask if you could borrow the company helicopter!
[02:26:35] <cmn32480> heh
[02:26:37] <cmn32480> yeah
[02:26:41] <Bytram> LOL!
[02:27:03] <Bytram> of course, they would also have to tell you about the secret volcano lair where it is stored.
[02:28:24] <cmn32480> I'm IT... I already know about that
[02:28:55] * Bytram wonders how much of what you know that you were able to pass on to snowden
[02:29:02] <Bytram> ;)
[02:29:39] <cmn32480> i can tell you, but I'd have to kill you
[02:30:00] <Bytram> yeah, but then you'd have to know where I live
[02:30:09] * Bytram hints that you should not go in the basement
[02:30:57] <cmn32480> at your mother's house?
[02:31:19] <Bytram> sorry, no. she (and dad) have both passed. had to sell it.
[02:31:49] <Bytram> besides
[02:32:10] <Bytram> I learned MANY years ago, I MUCH prefer
[02:32:24] <Bytram> to live on the top floor -- nobody walking over my head
[02:32:28] <Bytram> leads to a lot more peace of mind
[02:32:39] <cmn32480> and laundry issues
[02:33:27] <Bytram> THAT only happens because of the proximity of the particular appt to the laundry room.
[02:33:30] <Bytram> *apt
[02:33:41] <Bytram> otoh, hasn't been a problem, lately.
[02:34:07] <Bytram> pops up every few months... I address it with whomever is new to the building... they stop
[02:34:14] * cmn32480 makes a note to fix that
[02:34:20] <Bytram> I'm actaully getting used to it
[02:35:13] <Bytram> only once did I have to go with the 'nuclear' option and pull a plug. That was only after several in-person discussions.
[02:35:39] * chromas builds a shack over martyB's roof, fills it with kids
[02:36:09] * Bytram has no problem with young goats, it's the *people* that are troublesome
[02:36:14] <Bytram> nograb
[02:36:14] * cmn32480 hands chromas' kids a bunch of basket and soccer balls
[02:36:48] <chromas> *bounce bounce; stomp stomp stomp*
[02:36:57] <cmn32480> 'zactly
[02:37:15] * Bytram waits for kids to get tired before going in and scaring the bejeezus out of them.
[02:37:19] <cmn32480> had some guys in the apratment abovce us in college that used to do that
[02:37:32] <cmn32480> with a basketball at 3am
[02:37:33] <Bytram> so, you understand my preference for a top-floor unit.
[02:37:39] <Bytram> ouch.
[02:38:36] * Bytram once had an upstairs neighbor with a 2(3?0 year old boy who like to go zoom-zoom with his ridem diecast-trucks on the kitchen floor.
[02:38:43] <cmn32480> it stopped after I went up and not so politely told them that if they didn't quit I woudl be involving the RA, the campus police, and then castration
[02:38:48] <Bytram> knobby tires
[02:39:06] <Bytram> I suspect that might just have gotten his attention
[02:39:40] <cmn32480> it didn't help that at the time I was still working out a lot, and it was late so all I tossed on was a pair of pants
[02:40:14] <cmn32480> shirtless, shoeless, and severely pissed off 200lb guy who looked like hee lifted wieghts (it was actually beer kegs, but whatever)
[02:40:14] <Bytram> "didn't help" or "didn't hurt"?
[02:40:21] <cmn32480> didn't hurt
[02:40:24] <cmn32480> thank you
[02:40:41] <Bytram> at least for the moment, unless he changed his behavior, right?
[02:40:56] <cmn32480> it never happened again
[02:41:17] <Bytram> yeha, that would certainly get *my* attention
[02:41:25] <cmn32480> I think they thought I would actually go through with the manual castration
[02:41:49] <Bytram> bobbet got nuthin on you, eh?
[02:41:57] <cmn32480> if I remember correctly, I threatened to reach down his pants and rip his nuts off
[02:42:27] <Bytram> certainly an attention-getting greeting if ever I heard one.
[02:42:53] <cmn32480> it brought a laser focus to the discussion
[02:43:26] <cmn32480> my RA asked me the next day if the guy they were describing was me.
[02:43:44] <Bytram> and... ?
[02:43:56] <cmn32480> I admitted to it... and he laughed... said he thought so, and not to tell anybody
[02:44:22] <Bytram> sounds like he would have wanted to say the same thing, but knew he could not get away with it.
[02:44:29] <cmn32480> apparently I really scared to poor shit upstairs
[02:45:06] <Bytram> hard to find that line between making things clear and going overboard
[02:45:27] <cmn32480> it was 3am... I had been home from work for about an hour, and had a 9am class
[02:45:39] <cmn32480> I was not in a mood to be trifled with
[02:46:21] <Bytram> kinda figured that one out
[02:46:36] <Bytram> you taking the IKEA story?
[02:46:44] <cmn32480> I was going to yes
[02:46:52] <Bytram> k, I'll leave it for you, then
[02:46:53] <cmn32480> I got into it and got side tracked some how
[02:47:13] <Bytram> slim pickings tonight
[02:47:43] <Bytram> question: ‘Russia at war with Anglo-Saxon media’ – Putin spokesman
[02:47:46] <Bytram> keep or bin it?
[02:47:48] <cmn32480> What in the Wide wide world of sports is going on here???
[02:47:56] <cmn32480> bin
[02:47:59] <Bytram> k
[02:48:23] <cmn32480> I leave you alone for one day and come back to find you all dancin' around like a bunch of Kansas City faggots
[02:48:33] <takyon> bin
[02:48:38] <Bytram> what you talking about Willis?
[02:48:52] <cmn32480> you said it was slim pickins night
[02:49:10] <takyon> when I stop subbing stories, soylentnews dies
[02:49:12] <takyon> confirmed
[02:50:31] <takyon> maybe I'll complete the Tesla submission
[02:51:31] <cmn32480> the story subs have been rather low for the last several weeks...
[02:51:34] <Bytram> WRT above-mentioned story... here's my Reason:
[02:51:35] <Bytram> We appreciate your taking the time to submit this story. It seems to be a bit self-referential about RT reporting on RT and we have decided to decline running it. Please do not let this deter you -- please keep submitting stories!
[02:51:46] <cmn32480> good
[02:52:44] * Bytram doe snot like writing these kinds of notes -- wants to provide feedback so they have a nidea of what to different next time, without writing a whole essay on it.
[02:52:56] <Bytram> s/doe snot/does not/
[02:52:58] <exec> <Bytram> does not like writing these kinds of notes -- wants to provide feedback so they have a nidea of what to different next time, without writing a whole essay on it.
[02:52:59] <cmn32480> and that damn box needs to be bigger
[02:53:15] <cmn32480> so we can see more than two words of what we wrote
[02:54:47] <cmn32480> the ikea story is actually pretty cool
[02:56:10] <Bytram> agreed. has been a while since I coded text fields and text boxes. not sure how to set the width unless I put a style on it.
[02:56:33] <Bytram> or... change it into a text area, but then the whole layout would go wonky
[02:56:58] * cmn32480 needs to submit a bug
[02:57:06] <cmn32480> and let TMB handle it
[02:57:06] <takyon> you can just make a small textarea
[02:57:19] <takyon> once you do that, you can click and drag to make it bigger in most browsers
[02:57:34] <Bytram> to the right of the delete button? or move it onto a subsequent line
[02:57:48] <cmn32480> I think that box is not in the JS... it is just there
[02:58:17] <takyon> textareas and input type=text are similar in that they both use "value" and stuff like that
[02:58:21] <takyon> replacing it would not be too hard
[02:58:23] <cmn32480> the preview boxes on the editing page have that ability due to the JS on the page, if I understand things correctly, but that box does not allow for expansion
[02:58:38] <Bytram> yes, IKEAS story is cool, especially the part of viewing the kitchen from the perspective of a child!
[02:59:01] <cmn32480> 2 hour spacing?
[02:59:02] <Bytram> as an alternative, it would be neat to see it from the point of view of Kareem Abdul Jabaar (sp?)
[02:59:11] <cmn32480> Roger Roger
[02:59:12] <Bytram> =)
[02:59:22] <Bytram> break time; biab
[03:05:49] <cmn32480> $40 drone have is a dupe of https://soylentnews.org
[03:05:52] <cmn32480> have binned it
[03:07:09] <Bytram> mare see
[03:07:42] <cmn32480> working sphere packing
[03:09:22] <Bytram> didn't have time to do a proper write up when I submitted it... IIRC, there was a key paragraph about half-way down
[03:09:58] * Bytram tries working on heart attack and stroke
[03:10:16] * Bytram notes is by same person who submitted Putin story.
[03:10:35] <cmn32480> I started to read that article
[03:10:40] <cmn32480> it is actually interesting
[03:10:54] <cmn32480> it is a class of drugs that lower bad cholseterol adn raise good
[03:11:10] <cmn32480> and it basically doens't have any effect on preventing stroke and heart attacks
[03:11:42] <Bytram> nod nod
[03:11:52] <Bytram> I see a couple paragraphs I can quote and make it work
[03:14:15] <cmn32480> Oh dear... I seem to have copied a picture...
[03:15:10] <Bytram> storke at 11:11
[03:15:15] <Bytram> *stroke
[03:17:43] <cmn32480> we will ahve medical personel standing by
[03:18:43] <Bytram> was waiting for the double entendre to be recognized.
[03:19:22] <cmn32480> if yo are having the storke come, we will ahve medical personel and the National Eenquirer
[03:19:45] <Bytram> aha! a *triple* entendre!
[03:21:22] <cmn32480> well.. we are out to 905 tomorrow morning
[03:22:03] <Bytram> oh! that was EDT, not UTC.
[03:22:06] <Bytram> good.
[03:22:22] <cmn32480> sorry.. yes EDT
[03:23:18] <Bytram> np -- I figured it out
[03:28:01] <Bytram> https://en.wikipedia.org
[03:28:01] <shekel> ^ 03Wiki: Double entendre
[03:45:25] <Bytram> http://go.theregister.com
[03:45:26] <shekel> ^ 03Security bods disclose lock bypass bug in iOS • The Register ( http://www.theregister.co.uk )
[03:55:48] Bytram is now known as Bytram|away
[03:56:08] <Bytram|away> time to take a long look at the inside of my eyelids
[03:56:36] <cmn32480> agreed
[03:56:40] <cmn32480> ~gnight Bytram|away
[03:56:42] * exec covertly gives birth to a doubly-linked list of iron filings for Bytram|away
[03:56:56] <cmn32480> soon as I pull the trigger on my new rig
[03:57:00] * Bytram|away shudders at the memory of braces
[03:57:17] <Bytram|away> new rig?
[03:57:27] <cmn32480> new gaming box
[03:57:38] <Bytram|away> are you planing, or actually assembling at this point?
[03:57:42] <Bytram|away> *planning
[03:57:56] <cmn32480> pulling last bits and pieces
[03:58:14] <cmn32480> checking for last minute deals on upgrades
[03:58:27] <Bytram|away> nod nod
[03:58:28] <cmn32480> basically, the paralysis of analysis
[03:58:48] * Bytram|away knows that all too well - best one can do is to keep things flexible for later replacement
[03:59:05] <cmn32480> you know what a good video card runs these days?
[03:59:09] <cmn32480> holy schnikes
[03:59:13] <Bytram|away> very fast?
[03:59:24] <cmn32480> about a 4 minute mile, actually
[03:59:32] <Bytram|away> depending on how *good* you want it to be, up to about $1k
[03:59:51] <cmn32480> good midrange are around $300
[04:00:10] <Bytram|away> save up for one of these: https://soylentnews.org
[04:00:10] <shekel> ^ 03SN article:  Nvidia Announces Tesla P100, the First Pascal GPU 04(6 comments)
[04:00:14] <Bytram|away> ;)
[04:00:31] <cmn32480> I'm gonna put it all back on thewish list and ponder again tomorrow at the office whne I is not so tired
[04:01:40] <cmn32480> that is a good idea
[04:01:53] <Bytram|away> http://www.newegg.com
[04:01:54] <cmn32480> I am gonna go examine my eylids from the inside
[04:01:55] <shekel> ^ 03Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more - Newegg.com ( http://www.newegg.com )
[04:02:07] <Bytram|away> btw, a rule of thumb that I have heard...
[04:02:22] <Bytram|away> select LAST YEAR's top-of-the-line-system
[04:02:48] <cmn32480> yes
[04:02:56] <Bytram|away> you'll no longer be paying bleeding-edge prices, get a less-likely-to-crash system, and save some sheckels, too.
[04:03:07] <cmn32480> yep
[04:03:15] <cmn32480> and that is why I'm gonna sleep on it anohter night
[04:03:22] <Bytram|away> excellent idea
[04:03:30] <Bytram|away> sleep well -- and I'll do the same
[04:03:42] <cmn32480> you too
[04:03:47] <cmn32480> ~gnight #editorial
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[04:06:19] <Bytram|away> one last observation: do NOT skimp on the power supply, and I'd strongly suggest getting a UPS (e.g. APC) to filter out transients and provide coverage during brief outages or sags.
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[16:32:19] <nick> https://www.craigmurray.org.uk
[16:32:20] <crutchfield> ^ 03Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% From Panama Leak - Craig Murray
[16:56:41] <blitzed> nice
[16:57:57] <nick> https://www.craigmurray.org.uk
[16:57:58] <crutchfield> ^ 03A Chink of Aussie Light - Craig Murray
[16:58:17] <nick> that's a follow-up article that i didn't see before submitting the previous one
[16:59:21] <cmn32480> nick - just a heads up - I am gonna be MIA all day tomorrow. Have an 11hour (without traffic round trip to a customer site
[16:59:39] <nick> ok
[17:00:08] <nick> ive got quite the day tomorrow too and i'm out this evening, but i'll try to keep things rolling here
[17:00:20] <cmn32480> I mean.. I know I'm pretty useless and all. but I figured I'd let everybody know
[17:00:34] <nick> <3
[17:03:13] <cmn32480> ICE CREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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[22:54:34] <nick> cant do anymore stories, brain not working, be back 17:00UTC