#editorial | Logs for 2016-10-26

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[00:21:29] <takyon_> deleted P666's two smartwatch submissions, but merged the Fossil one with my own
[00:26:51] <cmn32480> if there were 4 subs on the same topic, why not merge all 4?
[00:28:13] <takyon_> because bytram posted my story and didn't see any of the notes
[00:28:17] <takyon_> and there were... 3
[00:29:12] <takyon_> one thing I notice is that if I take it upon myself to merge two subs (one of them being mine), it will usually just sit around since nobody will look at it
[00:29:26] <takyon_> obviously posting my own sub is not desirable
[00:29:34] <takyon_> even if it is part of a merge
[00:29:45] <takyon_> unless it's a breaking news e-merge-ncy
[00:30:07] <takyon_> so I put a note on it instead. but I guess I only put it on one and that led to the oversight
[00:30:19] <takyon_> does that explain it?
[00:30:41] <cmn32480> yep
[01:53:11] <Bytram> yep, I didn't see the other smartwatch stories...
[01:55:30] <Bytram> I only merge submissions when I intend to personally follow through on posting it out as a story. So I figured that the story that takyon merged was still being worked on by him. Never even looked at what had been merged.
[01:56:13] <cmn32480> ^^^ agreed
[01:56:24] <Bytram> cmn32480: !!
[01:56:26] <cmn32480> merging a story and leaving it there is like a death sentence
[01:56:30] <Bytram> yep
[01:56:43] <cmn32480> did you know Key Lime Pie is mostly milk?
[01:57:04] <cmn32480> I didn't
[01:57:09] <Bytram> nope
[01:57:28] <cmn32480> turns out that each pie has roughly 2 CANS of condensed milk in it
[01:57:36] <Bytram> then again, lime is a rather, ummm, powerful flavor.
[01:57:44] <Bytram> foesn't take much to add a lot of flavor
[01:57:49] <Bytram> s/f/d/
[01:57:51] <exec> <Bytram> doesn't take much to add a lot of flavor
[01:57:58] * cmn32480 files this under "Stuff I wish I knew a couple hours ago"
[01:58:13] <Bytram> oh. nice. next-door-neighbor is practicing his guitar again.
[01:58:30] <cmn32480> my colon tried to turn itself inside out
[01:58:55] <Bytram> just a little squeeze from a *slice* of lime will very much change the taste.
[01:59:07] <Bytram> huh? Oh. wait. you're lactose intollerant, right?
[01:59:18] <Bytram> ((( cmn32480 )))
[01:59:22] <cmn32480> the preceeding facts are relevant only because I am lactose intolerant
[01:59:31] <cmn32480> carefult
[01:59:36] <cmn32480> that might squeeze more out
[01:59:56] <Bytram> so sorry, but, you made me ROFL
[02:00:12] <cmn32480> so glad you are taking giggles in my misery
[02:00:14] <Bytram> oooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuch!
[02:00:30] <Bytram> no, more like commiserating
[02:00:39] <Bytram> had a skin infection years ago.
[02:00:47] <Bytram> doctor prescribed an antibiotic
[02:00:53] <Bytram> was a couple days into it
[02:01:07] <Bytram> was really tired one night and didn't feel like doing anything for dinner
[02:01:24] <Bytram> heated up a can of beans (like 29oz)
[02:01:32] <Bytram> and the next morning remembered
[02:01:41] <Bytram> that antibiotics tend to mess up your digestion
[02:01:48] <Bytram> let's just say it was FAR from pleasant
[02:01:51] <Bytram> and very aromatic
[02:02:01] <Bytram> yes, go ahead and laugh.
[02:02:16] <Bytram> hindsight and all that.
[02:02:18] <cmn32480> ah... the musical fruit
[02:02:24] <Bytram> bingo!
[02:02:41] <Bytram> ~weather jax
[02:02:43] <exec> 10Jacksonville, FL, USA - currently 72°F, mostly cloudy, wind N at 8 mph, humidity 88% - Tuesday partly cloudy (67°F:79°F), Wednesday partly cloudy (66°F:81°F), Thursday partly cloudy (63°F:82°F), Friday partly cloudy (63°F:83°F)
[02:03:03] <Bytram> well, at least you have good weather.
[02:03:08] <cmn32480> yep
[02:03:11] <Bytram> ~weather presque isle
[02:03:12] <exec> 10Presque Isle, ME, USA - currently 36°F, light rain showers, wind NW at 12 mph, humidity 95% - Tuesday snow (31°F:40°F), Wednesday cloudy (25°F:42°F), Thursday partly cloudy (29°F:42°F), Friday rain and snow (33°F:39°F)
[02:03:13] <cmn32480> that is always a plus
[02:03:14] <Bytram> ~weather portland, me
[02:03:16] <exec> 10Portland, ME, USA - currently 39°F, partly cloudy, wind W at 7 mph, humidity 63% - Tuesday partly cloudy (33°F:46°F), Wednesday partly cloudy (32°F:49°F), Thursday scattered showers (42°F:45°F), Friday rain (38°F:50°F)
[02:03:17] <Bytram> ~weather boston
[02:03:18] <exec> 10Boston, MA, USA - currently 41°F, clear, wind NW at 14 mph, humidity 48% - Tuesday clear (36°F:48°F), Wednesday mostly sunny (35°F:47°F), Thursday rain (44°F:47°F), Friday showers (43°F:55°F)
[02:03:33] <cmn32480> I woudl dig on some of yours though
[02:03:49] <Bytram> huh?
[02:03:55] <Bytram> you like chilly and wet?
[02:04:05] * Bytram likes chile, but that's different
[02:04:06] <cmn32480> chilly and snow
[02:05:05] <Bytram> didn't you have enough *last* winter?
[02:05:17] <Bytram> ISTR a storm that dropped 30 INCHES of the stuff
[02:05:22] <cmn32480> yes... but I am hoping to lose my kids in it this year
[02:05:30] <Bytram> lol
[02:05:42] <Bytram> takes more than that... kids are pretty tough
[02:05:59] <cmn32480> I know
[02:06:17] <Bytram> when I think back to what I made it through as a child... it's kind of a miracle that I survived my childhood
[02:06:40] * Bytram had a thing for climbing very high into trees... wouldn't stop climbing until the top started leaning over
[02:06:53] <Bytram> yeah, was easily 30+ feet up
[02:07:06] <cmn32480> if you got to the top.. it chould have been bent to the ground by the time you were done
[02:07:26] <Bytram> nope. I was a skinny kid
[02:07:34] <Bytram> now I'm just a skinny adulyt
[02:07:44] <Bytram> well, I do have a few pounds more
[02:07:55] <Bytram> but still well under the average/norm
[02:08:11] <Bytram> speaking of which, I should put something on for dinner
[02:08:34] <Bytram> but seriously, so sorry to hear about your run-in with the key lime pie. that's rough.
[02:08:44] <Bytram> hope you get over it quickly.
[02:08:48] <Bytram> brb afk
[02:09:25] <cmn32480> quickly is a relative term
[02:11:28] <Bytram> back
[02:11:47] <cmn32480> front
[02:11:53] <Bytram> well, don't want it to be *too* quickly, either
[02:12:27] <Bytram> on an entirely different note, we are overdur for a nedw poll
[02:12:38] <Bytram> on an entirely different note, we are overdue for a new poll
[02:12:48] * Bytram has been taking speeling leesons
[02:12:58] <Bytram> saw one submitted by DECbot
[02:13:11] <Bytram> I like the quesiton but the choices need winnowing down
[02:13:15] <cmn32480> there are a shitton in the hold queue
[02:13:25] <Bytram> oh, yeah. forgot about those.
[02:13:53] <cmn32480> yep
[02:14:14] * Bytram takes a look
[02:14:26] <Bytram> candidate for deletion: Poll: How would you describe your political leanings?
[02:14:27] * cmn32480 wonders if it looks back at bytram
[02:14:37] * Bytram puts on dark sunglasses
[02:15:07] <cmn32480> all the politics ones should go
[02:15:22] <Bytram> this one, too? Poll: Which sporting competition should be added to political debates?
[02:15:33] <cmn32480> that one might be good
[02:15:42] <cmn32480> Poll: Where would you point the trolley? [Revised to include third party candidates.]
[02:15:43] <Bytram> good to delete, or good to run?
[02:15:51] <cmn32480> good to run the sporting event
[02:16:16] <Bytram> am looking at it, now... does look promising
[02:16:38] <Bytram> instead of balloon fight, make it "water balloon fight"?
[02:16:40] <cmn32480> kill prime numbered presidents
[02:16:48] <cmn32480> yes
[02:16:51] <Bytram> ^^^ NSA - see that?
[02:16:54] <Bytram> ;)
[02:17:09] <cmn32480> he's in #Soylent
[02:17:35] <cmn32480> shoudl kill Turkey too
[02:17:46] <cmn32480> it IS almost Thanksgiving afterall
[02:18:05] <cmn32480> but killing the prime numberered PResidents might serve the same purpose... many of them were Turkeys
[02:18:28] <Bytram> agree with offing the turkey sub.
[02:18:36] <cmn32480> both of them
[02:18:50] <cmn32480> ROASTED!
[02:19:12] <cmn32480> somebody pulled my admin permissions for the spam filter
[02:19:19] <cmn32480> maybe I'm getting fired...
[02:19:26] * cmn32480 crosses his fingers
[02:19:40] * Bytram goes to look
[02:19:57] <cmn32480> sorry
[02:20:01] <cmn32480> not the SN spam filter
[02:20:03] <cmn32480> the one at work
[02:20:21] * cmn32480 assumes Bytram went to look at his dinner
[02:20:36] <Bytram> nope, looked at your sec lev on SN
[02:20:51] <cmn32480> never had access to the one in SN
[02:20:59] <Bytram> No?
[02:21:02] <Bytram> hmmm
[02:21:14] <cmn32480> nope
[02:21:17] <cmn32480> and I wanna keep it that
[02:21:18] <cmn32480> way
[02:21:28] <Bytram> k
[02:21:57] <Bytram> there's some pretty powerful tools there that I am aware of, but have studiously avoided using.
[02:22:47] * cmn32480 has avoided all responsibility here except for the editing thing...
[02:22:55] <cmn32480> and I wanna keep it that way
[02:23:08] <Bytram> np, I undestand
[02:24:15] * Bytram is looking over the spam mods atm
[02:24:32] <Bytram> just saw an intersting ASCII art post: https://soylentnews.org
[02:25:06] <cmn32480> well done
[02:25:11] <cmn32480> spam.. but well done
[02:25:16] <Bytram> yep.
[02:26:01] <Bytram> when we first implemented UTF-8 / Unicode, I remember thinking this could take ASCII art to a whole new level, but never found anything on the web to convert a jpg, for example, to unicode-art
[02:26:42] <cmn32480> have never considered the possibility
[02:28:29] <Bytram> okay, back to the politician poll
[02:28:39] <Bytram> Poll: Which sporting competition should be added to political debates?
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[02:28:47] <Bytram> 1.) Water Balloon Fights
[02:28:55] <Bytram> 2.) Beer Pong
[02:29:05] <Bytram> 3.) Fencing
[02:29:16] <Bytram> 4.) Paint Ball
[02:29:26] <cmn32480> 5) Dueling
[02:29:33] <Bytram> noice
[02:29:45] <Bytram> 6.) Other (specify in comments)
[02:29:56] <cmn32480> 7.) Beer chug
[02:30:08] <Bytram> covered by 2, methinks
[02:30:15] <Bytram> hold on
[02:30:29] <cmn32480> 8.) Canoe races
[02:30:37] <Bytram> Crazy 8's
[02:31:35] <Bytram> I'm trying to think of things that are not a slam dunk win for the bigger/stronger/heavier potilitican
[02:32:11] <Bytram> like a race where you have a spoon in your mouth and an egg is sitting in the spoon and you are trying to make it around a course faster than someone else.
[02:32:27] <cmn32480> Cub Scout Obsticle Course
[02:32:33] <Bytram> that's the idea
[02:32:41] <Bytram> hand grenade juggling?
[02:32:53] <cmn32480> certainly
[02:33:38] <Bytram> I dunno, "Hide and go seek" is starting to sound pretty good, too.
[02:33:52] <Bytram> ok, let's see if I can remember how to do a poll
[02:33:52] <cmn32480> Hide and No Seek
[02:34:19] <Bytram> remove their hide and seat?
[02:34:34] <cmn32480> lol
[02:34:40] <cmn32480> term limit bingo
[02:35:24] <Bytram> am striking 'sporting' from question; is now: Which competition should be added to political debates?
[02:35:30] * Bytram scrolls back
[02:36:32] <cmn32480> Chinese Checkers (to go wiht the money)
[02:37:56] <Bytram> too slow
[02:38:04] <Bytram> black jack?
[02:38:21] <cmn32480> Sharks and Minnows
[02:38:29] <Bytram> huh? whats that?
[02:38:43] <cmn32480> ball contorl drill the kids do in soccer
[02:38:49] <cmn32480> 1 shark to start
[02:39:08] <cmn32480> everybody else is a minnow... when the shark kicks your ball out, you are a shark
[02:39:48] <Bytram> so, to start all the minnows are going up and down the field trying to dribble the soccer ball and keep it away from the shark?
[02:39:58] <cmn32480> basically
[02:40:02] <Bytram> and, eventually the best dribbler is surrounded by sharks?
[02:40:08] <cmn32480> correct
[02:40:12] <cmn32480> and declaed the winner
[02:40:23] <cmn32480> kinda like politics actually
[02:40:25] <Bytram> vicious
[02:40:29] <Bytram> and brilliant
[02:41:20] <Bytram> Capture the flag?
[02:41:32] <cmn32480> that's kinda politics
[02:41:38] * Bytram wonders how well known that is across the world... zactly
[02:41:40] <cmn32480> like as it stands
[02:44:15] <Bytram> okay, got a first stab at it.....
[02:44:19] * Bytram clicks preview
[02:45:23] <Bytram> oops, forgot to set the release time
[02:45:32] * cmn32480 is whittling down the pile of email from today
[02:45:43] <cmn32480> topped out at 327 new messages
[02:46:15] <Bytram> yikes!
[02:46:39] <Bytram> poll is scheduled to go out at 0400 UTC / 12-midnight EDT
[02:47:08] <Bytram> https://soylentnews.org
[02:47:57] <Bytram> ahhh, math nerds are 'intersting'... saw this fortune at the bottom of one of our pages:
[02:48:08] <Bytram> Every nonzero finite dimensional inner product space has an orthonormal basis. It makes sense, when you don't think about it.
[02:48:38] <cmn32480> looks good
[02:48:47] <Bytram> nice!
[02:48:52] <Bytram> thanks for the 2nd
[02:48:56] <Bytram> cmn32480++
[02:48:56] <Bender> karma - cmn32480: 66
[02:49:03] <Bytram> brb, fetching dinner
[02:51:08] <Bytram> back
[02:52:22] <cmn32480> 2nding story queue
[02:52:31] <cmn32480> not enough brain left to post anything
[02:53:43] <Bytram> np, we're good until well into PM tomorrow
[02:54:34] <cmn32480> have added link ot the Boaty McBoatface reference
[02:54:40] <cmn32480> in the Raising the Maud story
[02:54:57] <Bytram> where'd u link to?
[02:55:04] <cmn32480> us
[02:55:13] <cmn32480> https://soylentnews.org
[02:55:23] <cmn32480> ~title on
[02:55:24] <exec> titles enabled for 10#editorial
[02:55:29] <cmn32480> #smake exec
[02:55:29] * MrPlow smakes exec upside the head with a dangling participle
[02:55:43] <Bytram> Meet The U.K.'s Cutting-Edge Research Vessel ... Boaty McBoatface?
[02:55:53] <Bytram> good one! I like it!
[02:55:56] <cmn32480> https://soylentnews.org
[02:55:58] <exec> └─ 13Meet The U.K.'s Cutting-Edge Research Vessel ... Boaty McBoatface? - SoylentNews
[02:56:13] <cmn32480> #smakeadd dangly bits
[02:56:13] <MrPlow> "dangly bits" added.
[02:56:32] <cmn32480> ~gday >beverage dangly bits
[02:56:33] <exec> added to beverages
[02:56:47] <Bytram> #smake MrPlow
[02:56:47] * MrPlow smakes MrPlow upside the head with a sockful of oranges
[02:56:59] <cmn32480> 3help help
[02:57:04] <cmn32480> #help help
[02:57:04] <MrPlow> Yes, recursion is nifty. Now piss off.
[02:57:44] <cmn32480> shoudl the tilte be Admundsen's Ship Saised! or Raised!
[02:57:54] <cmn32480> I think raised
[02:58:01] <Bytram> Raised
[02:58:21] <cmn32480> and it is Bea Arthur
[02:58:24] <cmn32480> not beatrice
[02:58:33] <Bytram> I typoed it when "fixing" capitalization
[02:58:37] <Bytram> folow the link
[02:58:41] <cmn32480> that is how she was credited in the show
[02:58:43] <Bytram> it IS beatrice
[02:59:28] <cmn32480> her actual name was beatrice
[02:59:33] <Bytram> I had thought as you did, but when I went looking for 'Bea Arthur', found out it was actually Beatrice
[02:59:48] <cmn32480> she is credited as Bea
[02:59:58] <cmn32480> IMDB and wikipedia say so
[03:00:12] <Bytram> good. change it, then.
[03:00:36] <cmn32480> and of course there is no word.. she's dead!
[03:00:54] <Bytram> word!
[03:00:59] <Bytram> ;)
[03:01:06] <cmn32480> lol
[03:03:53] <cmn32480> al right... seconding complete... I'm gonna go to bed
[03:03:57] <cmn32480> get soem rest yourself too
[03:04:27] <cmn32480> ~gnight bytram
[03:04:29] * exec whole-heartedly ejaculates some stock footage of privilege at bytram
[03:04:41] <Bytram> ~gnight cmn32480
[03:04:43] * exec dexterously derives a trunkload of logical fallacies from cmn32480
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[08:37:00] <janrinok> ~tell cmn32480 key lime pie contains milk products. It is not recommended for those who are lactose interollerant.....
[08:39:34] <janrinok> ~tell Bytram - as far as I know, you are the _only_ editor with the appropriate sec lev to access anything outside editorial's remit ...
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[12:08:33] <cmn32480> janrinok - thanks for the heads up
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[14:31:47] <janrinok> ~tell Bytram|away you were discussing the name Boaty McBoatFace - the name lives on. "British science minister Jo Johnson later announced that the Boaty McBoatface name would be used for one of the remotely controlled submersibles aboard the ship."
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[22:53:09] <cmn32480> ~tell janrinok it was referenced in a story. we included link to our coverage that had that factoid in it, I believe.