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[01:11:44] <TheMightyBuzzard> ~eds cattle prod time!
[01:11:45] <exec> editor ping for TheMightyBuzzard (reason: cattle prod time!): janrinok LaminatorX n1 nick martyb Bytram Azrael mrcoolbp cmn32480 coolhand takyon cmn32480|away bytram|away
[01:12:58] <Bytram> TheMightyBuzzard: great minds think alike, I just put a shout-out into #Soylent for submissions.
[01:24:35] * Bytram just pushed out one story so we now have a little breathing room.
[01:36:36] <Deucalion> Thank you Bytram
[01:36:52] <Bytram> have another one almost on the way
[01:38:29] <Bytram> Deucalion: hth!
[01:38:59] <Bytram> am going on 2hr+ spacing on stories
[01:40:50] <Bytram> heh heh
[01:41:11] <TheMightyBuzzard> thas what we usually do on weekends, no?
[01:41:29] <Bytram> only sometimes
[01:41:52] <Bytram> we really prefer to keep things around 90minute spacing, but sometimes the sub queue does not support that and
[01:42:01] <Bytram> so we have to space things out a bit more
[01:47:56] <Bytram> ugh. dept line can interfere with creativity with it always wanting to change spaces into dashes
[01:50:09] <TheMightyBuzzard> hrm, can you &nbsp; instead?
[01:51:52] <Bytram> yes... but only once! hit preview again and... is gone into dashes, IIRC.
[01:52:24] <Bytram> I just translates some chars around and was still able to get the point across. Necessity / invention and all that, yanno?
[01:52:35] <Bytram> *translated
[02:06:35] <cmn32480> Bytram - are you activly posting or caan I run rampant?
[02:07:07] <Bytram> have one in th hopper atm... just a minute
[02:07:58] <Bytram> and thar she goes
[02:08:09] <cmn32480> yar
[02:08:09] <Bytram> running at about 2h15m separation on stories atm
[02:08:14] <cmn32480> I saw
[02:08:18] <cmn32480> agreed
[02:08:21] <Bytram> where's me parrot?
[02:08:25] <cmn32480> sub queue is somewhat lacking
[02:08:38] <cmn32480> Monday is Natioal Talk lIke a Pirate Day
[02:08:39] <Bytram> yeah, I put a call for submissions into #Soylent
[02:08:46] <Bytram> Orly?
[02:08:47] <cmn32480> I was practing
[02:09:16] <Bytram> last time we ran *that* story, fell over like a lead balloon... in a vacuum
[02:09:35] <cmn32480> maybe an FYI to people
[02:09:54] <cmn32480> or not
[02:10:24] <cmn32480> emacs @ 1447
[02:10:45] <Bytram> did you see my 'note' on the emacs story?
[02:10:54] <cmn32480> no windows binaries
[02:10:54] <Bytram> nvm, i'll 2nd it
[02:10:58] <Bytram> nod nod
[02:11:03] <cmn32480> I'll add it in
[02:11:09] <cmn32480> but it now at least has a time slot
[02:11:12] <Bytram> nvm I'm in it
[02:11:29] <cmn32480> 10-4
[02:13:01] <cmn32480> 2nd cCHina racist
[02:14:40] <cmn32480> 2nd Autonomous Honda
[02:15:39] <cmn32480> REALL????
[02:15:48] <Bytram> imaginary?
[02:15:57] <cmn32480> The dept line in morse code???
[02:16:05] <Bytram> yep!
[02:16:15] <cmn32480> now I can't tell if it is funny!
[02:16:27] <Bytram> if you figured out what it was... someone else will, too.
[02:16:29] * cmn32480 wonders if Google translate doe morse code
[02:16:41] <Bytram> oh, that? is easy! learn morse code!
[02:16:51] <Bytram> or use a translator
[02:16:54] <cmn32480> #smake bytram
[02:16:54] * MrPlow smakes bytram upside the head with a Karate chop
[02:17:22] <Bytram> I had to take some liberties with it to get past the incessant hyphenation that happens to depts, but it should be quite managable
[02:17:27] <Bytram> ~blame
[02:17:29] * exec points at Bytram
[02:18:28] <cmn32480> put a space in everytime you want a dash and a period between works
[02:18:32] <cmn32480> *words
[02:18:43] <Bytram> and what do i do for a space?
[02:19:29] <Bytram> emacs 2nded
[02:19:46] <cmn32480> use /
[02:19:57] <cmn32480> but I'm too lazy to try moe then one search result
[02:20:56] <Bytram> checkout line
[02:21:32] <cmn32480> 2nd Tinder
[02:22:55] <Bytram> checkout line at 1656
[02:23:44] <cmn32480> from the slowest-line-is the-one-I'm-in dept.
[02:23:52] <Bytram> bnetter -- go for it
[02:24:07] <Bytram> tinder story title is awfully long... can you trim it down a bit?
[02:24:16] <cmn32480> sure
[02:24:50] <Bytram> mare sea
[02:27:08] <cmn32480> I think that Woman Livestreams Disaterous Tinder Date
[02:27:13] <cmn32480> shoudl be enough of a title...
[02:27:23] <cmn32480> but we are gonna catch flak on that one
[02:27:24] <Bytram> hmmm
[02:27:33] <Bytram> dept: fifteen is NOT company
[02:27:39] <Bytram> or somesuch
[02:27:49] <Bytram> true that
[02:28:20] <cmn32480> fifteen is a crowd dept
[02:28:48] <Bytram> I dunno what it is, but when *a* story has a very long title, it really messes up the story list on my system -- release date/time oftens splits onto two lines
[02:28:52] <Bytram> I like
[02:29:29] <cmn32480> editing syeam safe space
[02:29:30] <Bytram> stretched my browser window about 5 more pixels and is much better atm
[02:29:34] <Bytram> k
[02:30:06] <Bytram> battle of the buzz
[02:30:26] <cmn32480> ~buzzkill
[02:30:28] <exec> .kick TheMightyBuzzard
[02:30:43] * cmn32480 goggles
[02:30:47] * cmn32480 giggles
[02:31:07] * Bytram googles cmn32480's goggle giggles
[02:33:00] * Bytram googles giggle goggles
[02:33:22] <cmn32480> aka beer goggles
[02:33:29] <Bytram> yep
[02:34:40] <Bytram> buzzkill @ 1915
[02:36:07] <cmn32480> digital himicide at 21:32
[02:36:09] <Bytram> gratuitous replacement of spaces in an article with '&nbsp;' is a bother
[02:36:43] * Bytram wonders if it's intended as a way to flag if something was copied verbatim?
[02:37:01] <cmn32480> unknown
[02:40:27] * cmn32480 is done... time for bed
[02:40:45] <cmn32480> ~gnight Bytram
[02:40:47] * exec provocatively pairs a pinch of adult beverage with Bytram
[02:40:59] <Bytram> cmn32480: hey! How's the foot doing?
[02:41:10] <cmn32480> hurts... specially this time fo day
[02:41:29] <cmn32480> been walking on it all day... and while necessary... too much isn't good
[02:41:31] <Bytram> have you tried to keep it elevated?
[02:41:46] <cmn32480> tough when you are walking on it
[02:41:46] * Bytram pictures cmn32480 hopping on one foot to get around
[02:42:00] <Bytram> yeha, true that.
[02:42:06] * Bytram offers a skateboard
[02:42:11] <cmn32480> nah... just gets sore buy EOD
[02:42:35] <Bytram> Tim the toolman Taylor would make a 40hp kick-ass wheelchair
[02:42:40] <cmn32480> the ankle isnt eady for what I'm doing to it, but it hasn't got much choice
[02:42:48] <Bytram> ouch
[02:43:08] <cmn32480> i try to stay off as much as I can..
[02:43:14] <Bytram> good!
[02:43:29] <cmn32480> but it jsut isn't possilble w/ 3 kids and a shitton of stuff to get finished
[02:43:55] <cmn32480> but anyway
[02:43:57] <cmn32480> hows you?
[02:44:08] <Bytram> beware of making things easier in the short only to pay a greater price in the long run
[02:44:16] * Bytram has been there
[02:44:40] <Bytram> kinda ran out of steam this pm... took a 3hour nap @ 6:30, then remembered the empty story queue
[02:44:43] <Bytram> =)
[02:44:53] <cmn32480> I was working my way back to it
[02:44:55] <Bytram> will prolly grab a snack and then hit the sack, soon
[02:45:04] <Bytram> "Working my way back to you, babe"
[02:45:09] <Bytram> nograb
[02:45:13] <cmn32480> had to help the neighbor sort some IT equipment that her husband had acquired over the years
[02:45:32] <Bytram> well, I won't keep ya -- get your sleep so your body can best do it's work of healing you up
[02:45:42] <cmn32480> mostly... it was "What is this?"
[02:45:46] <Bytram> LOL!
[02:45:59] <cmn32480> yeah.. gotta remember to drink my milk and take some calcium supplements
[02:46:00] <Bytram> I dunno! <== repeat often enough and they'll leave ya alone
[02:46:04] <cmn32480> nah
[02:46:08] <cmn32480> she's a good lady
[02:46:15] <Bytram> and you're a good man
[02:46:23] <cmn32480> and has been having a rough time of it since Mark died
[02:46:34] <Bytram> bummer
[02:46:36] <cmn32480> but I give her a lot of credit
[02:47:10] <cmn32480> she has really pulled herself up and is getting back to work, moving on w/ life
[02:47:20] <Bytram> that's 8really8 hard
[02:47:28] <Bytram> s/8/*/g
[02:47:28] <sedctl> <Bytram> that's *really* hard
[02:47:30] <exec> <Bytram> that's *really* hard
[02:47:40] <Bytram> lol
[02:47:45] <cmn32480> she hasn't had a job in 20 yeasrs
[02:47:52] <Bytram> zoinks!
[02:47:59] <cmn32480> now, she's going back to work.
[02:48:46] <cmn32480> dropped the second daughter at college
[02:49:09] <Bytram> kid in college is hard in its own right
[02:49:09] <cmn32480> and she is getting back inot real life
[02:49:15] <cmn32480> she has 2
[02:49:22] <Bytram> even more so.
[02:49:29] <Bytram> hope he had excellent life insurance
[02:49:36] <cmn32480> and a daughter in her sophomore(?) year of high school
[02:49:40] <cmn32480> me too
[02:49:50] <cmn32480> but anyway...
[02:49:55] <cmn32480> off to bed w/ me
[02:49:59] <Bytram> off to be with ya!
[02:50:01] <cmn32480> get some rest yourself
[02:50:02] <Bytram> lol
[02:50:04] <Bytram> ~gnight cmn32480
[02:50:06] * exec insensitively nudges a crust of time toward cmn32480
[02:50:10] <cmn32480> ~gngiht bytram
[02:50:17] <cmn32480> ~gnight bytram
[02:50:19] * exec diabolically cracks open a cat box of eye boogers for bytram
[02:50:25] <Bytram> you win
[02:50:37] <cmn32480> yup
[02:50:51] <Bytram> actually, a 'crust of time' is mostly what you need with your break.
[02:50:54] * cmn32480 takes his winnings and get between the sheets
[02:50:58] <Bytram> best wishes to ya -- sleep well my friend.
[02:51:03] <cmn32480> you too
[02:51:07] <cmn32480> don't stay up too late
[02:51:08] <Bytram> gracias
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[12:50:42] <janrinok> Bytram|away, you on here?
[12:57:58] <Bytram|away> janrinok: nope?
[12:58:29] <Bytram|away> ;)
[12:59:37] <janrinok> you have just posted the story that I have just posted.... heheheh
[12:59:56] <Bytram|away> Yeah, I just noticed. :/
[13:00:01] <Bytram|away> was comparing the two versions
[13:00:07] <janrinok> mine is timed at 0505m yours at 0707
[13:00:11] <janrinok> lo
[13:00:13] <janrinok> lol
[13:00:29] <Bytram|away> Very similar, but I retained a bit more of the original story, as well as the links that were in it.
[13:00:38] <Bytram|away> otoh, I like your DEPT line. =)
[13:00:39] <janrinok> at least we deconflicted the dupes!
[13:00:43] <Bytram|away> nod
[13:00:44] <Bytram|away> nod
[13:00:56] Bytram|away is now known as Bytram
[13:00:59] <Bytram> ahhh, that feels better
[13:01:00] <Bytram> nograb
[13:01:06] <janrinok> closer, too
[13:02:11] <janrinok> I was just replying to your query on the bitcoin story - which my page showed you will still reading/editing
[13:02:16] <Bytram> you posted yours 101 seconds before I posted my version
[13:02:30] <Bytram> oh, k.
[13:02:39] <Bytram> might be okay for an early AM posting, methinks
[13:03:04] <Bytram> niiiiice... my next door neighbor is practicing their electric guitar
[13:03:36] <Bytram> so, your call on which robot story to run?
[13:03:56] <janrinok> early morning where? The Europeans and Antipodeans (crutchy) are just going to lunch active when the US East Coast has breakfast
[13:04:30] <Bytram> yes.
[13:04:30] <Bytram> ;)
[13:05:32] <janrinok> our stories are so similar it doesn't matter - the easiest is to kill yours but if you prefer yours kill mine and move yours into that time slot. The next story is already out
[13:05:36] <Bytram> sad to say, but the vast majority of our community is on this side of the pond, so it makes it a tough decision as to when a story is least impacting if it flops.
[13:05:55] <crutchy> its usually around 5pm in the US when its 8am the next day here
[13:06:11] <crutchy> (having done a few conference calls for work)
[13:06:22] <janrinok> I've stopped worrying about that. It is not as if we only read stories that hit the front page when we are at work. I read all the stories since I was last on, as do most people
[13:06:24] <Bytram> appreciate that. I did make the effort to include links to the Dallas robot being used to blow up a suspect, and think that would add to the discussion.
[13:07:05] <janrinok> np - go for it
[13:07:36] <janrinok> ~gday crutchy by the way
[13:07:37] * exec faithfully stuffs The Cloud of gold nuggets into crutchy
[13:07:54] * janrinok notes he is now a very wealthy crutchy ...
[13:08:32] <crutchy> ~g'day janrinok sir o/
[13:08:34] * exec suspiciously spews a bottle of stinkfinger on janrinok
[13:08:42] <crutchy> ~g'day Bytram sir \o
[13:08:43] * exec unnecessarily hucks a purse of vespian gas at Bytram
[13:08:59] <crutchy> hmm. yeah i'll take the cloudy gold over those
[13:09:00] <janrinok> ... and that's the thanks that I get for making crutchy wealthy beyond his wildest dreams
[13:09:33] <crutchy> though lesbian gas is the gud stuff from starcraft
[13:09:46] <crutchy> always trying to get more of that
[13:10:01] <janrinok> lol
[13:10:03] <Bytram> janrinok: is done... and I was able to give you credit for posting the story, too.
[13:10:07] <Bytram> =)
[13:10:11] <Bytram> crutchy: o/
[13:10:26] <janrinok> thanks - but that wasn't necessary :)
[13:10:34] <Bytram> no
[13:10:36] <Bytram> problem
[13:10:37] <Bytram> at
[13:10:38] <Bytram> all
[13:10:39] <Bytram> !
[13:11:42] <janrinok> I think I'll wait for a few more subs before trying to push out any of the remaining stories
[13:11:46] * Bytram is curious... on the "Story Preview" page, right below the "Dept" field, I have a drop-down list to select the "Author" -- do you see that, too?
[13:11:58] <Bytram> yeah, the queue is pretty rough atm
[13:12:10] <Bytram> any candidates for deletion?
[13:12:26] <janrinok> yep - it's always been there
[13:12:45] <Bytram> k, wasn't sure if it required a special priv levelor something.
[13:12:54] <Bytram> s/lot/l or/
[13:13:00] <Bytram> s/lor/l or/
[13:13:00] <sedctl> <Bytram> k, wasn't sure if it required a special priv level or something.
[13:13:04] <exec> <Bytram> k, wasn't sure if it required a special priv level or something.
[13:13:07] <Bytram> lol
[13:13:28] <janrinok> personally, I'd kill both the Cornell posts, and the trade agreements. The latter has been discussed and offers very little new info
[13:13:48] <Bytram> I agree
[13:13:52] <Bytram> hold on a moment
[13:14:16] <janrinok> takyon is looking at the Russian tank story, so I won't touch that until he has decided if he wants it
[13:14:22] <Bytram> all are by AC or MrPlow, so no 'delete reason' needed
[13:14:22] <Bytram> gone.
[13:14:40] <Bytram> the linkied story is QUITE interesting
[13:14:47] <janrinok> if nothing good comes in, I'll run Arthur later tonight or tomorrow morning
[13:15:23] <Bytram> mare sea
[13:15:48] <janrinok> I keep a good tab on Russian weapons development - probably due to my background - so it has good potential but needs quite a bit of work
[13:17:25] <janrinok> The problem with Arthur is that the submission process is still manual and so it takes an appreciable time to even submit each story. And because the rss feeds throw up some crap I cannot let it go fully auto yet
[13:21:36] <crutchy> ~sed off
[13:21:37] <exec> sed disabled for 10#editorial
[13:22:00] <janrinok> Bytram, interesting thing I've just noted. Although I got the credit for that story, it still shows you as the original author in the top right Signoffs
[13:22:11] <janrinok> sed is ded
[13:22:32] <Bytram> orly? huh?
[13:23:08] <janrinok> I suppose that _is_ the correct action, just not what I was expecting ...
[13:23:23] <Bytram> janrinok: it is just making historical note of the edits to the story
[13:23:28] <janrinok> yep
[13:23:37] <Bytram> good eye for detail you got there.
[13:23:39] <Bytram> =)
[13:23:54] <janrinok> they both are - but sometimes they look in different directions
[13:24:51] <janrinok> I noticed it when I did the 2nd ed. Although I was shown as the 'Author' it wouldn't go green until I released it
[13:27:00] <Bytram> I can just imagine what prompted *that* =)
[13:27:00] <Bytram> somebody else cannot post a story in my name unless I approve it.
[13:27:01] <Bytram> very nice!
[13:27:40] <janrinok> I wonder what editors on /. used to be like if that sort of thing was necessary?
[13:28:27] <janrinok> although I suspect it just wants 2 different names in the Sign-Offs before it changes colour, nothing more sinister
[13:29:48] <Bytram> oh, I can well imagine one of the eds there thinking it would be a real hoot to post a, say, off-color story and attribute it to another ed. Much like seeing a computer logged into someone's azccount and sending out an e-mail in their name. =)
[13:30:31] <janrinok> you know, I wouldn't do that with something that was going out on the front page but perhaps that is just me
[13:31:15] <janrinok> I like the ethos that our site has developed with regards to things like that, and not censoring etc
[13:34:22] <Bytram> same here!
[13:34:22] <Bytram> but, thinking back to when /. was just a PC in CT's bedroom, I could see someone pulling that stunt at one point or another.
[13:34:22] <Bytram> ok, break time. biab
[13:35:23] <janrinok> just making a cup of tea, brb too
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[15:47:00] <cmn32480> janrinok++
[15:47:00] <Bender> karma - janrinok: 43
[15:48:08] <cmn32480> I'd totally do it for April Fools.
[15:48:17] <cmn32480> that must be one hella cup of tea
[15:52:52] <Bytram> time for workiepoos
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[15:53:00] <cmn32480> ok crutchy
[15:53:05] <Bytram|away> have a great day everyone!
[15:53:40] <cmn32480> you too bytram!
[15:53:43] <cmn32480> you too Bytram|away
[15:59:38] <cmn32480> 2nd ing complete
[16:41:59] <janrinok> cmn32480, sry I missed you, are you still here?
[16:49:48] <janrinok> ... apparently not
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