#editorial | Logs for 2017-01-12

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[00:01:33] <nick> to inflict his vision on future generations?
[00:02:33] <charon_> heh
[00:02:46] <charon_> i meant in perpetuity
[00:03:51] <charon_> i wonder what trouble Maureen Dowd is in that she was forced to write this drivel?
[00:18:34] <nick> don't get much choice when you're put in a room with Thiel
[00:28:39] <charon_> that was my point. she usually doesn't get assignments like this. so who did she piss off on the NYT board?
[00:33:47] <nick> getting an interview with thiel isn't a bad thing, but you do have to be careful how you write it... maybe the gawker in the url was a reminder in the file name from the original report she wrote...
[01:00:54] <Fnord666> #fite charon
[01:00:54] <MrPlow> #fite spam going to channel #fite
[01:01:02] <MrPlow> #fite Fnord666 falls broken at charon's feet.
[01:02:09] <Fnord666> Damn. three hits to two and I still lost.
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[03:35:21] <takyon> I'm taking over your news site!
[03:35:48] <nick> anyone have thoughts on supposedly reputable newspapers calling the leaked 'memos' on trump-russia 'classified'
[03:35:49] <takyon> speaking of Thiel, there was a headline about him saying "Apple is over"
[03:36:19] <takyon> wasn't it prepared by an intelligence agency and marked as secret right at the top, nick?
[03:36:41] <takyon> lemme check it myself
[03:36:45] <nick> it was prepared by a former MI6 and is 'confidential/sensitive'
[03:37:04] <nick> reports say it was from a private firm last time i checked
[03:37:19] <nick> emphasis on former operatives in the MI6 guy's case
[03:37:30] <takyon> "reports say it was from a private firm last time i checked" not sure that's exactly correct
[03:37:43] <takyon> I thought it was from MI6, but based on shit a private firm gathered
[03:39:21] <nick> there's a story about him fleeing for fear of being assassinated by russians
[03:39:27] <takyon> http://magafeed.com
[03:39:29] <exec> └─ 13FAKE NEWS: 4Chan Makes Up #GoldenShowers Story And Trolls The CIA While BuzzFeed Abandons Any Journalistic Integrity They Had Left – MagaFeed
[03:39:39] <nick> and it says 'compiled by former intelligence operative'
[03:39:55] <nick> i had heard the 4chan thing, but hadn't looked into it
[03:40:19] <nick> also from the MI6 story
[03:40:21] <nick> "The source added: “The safest place for him is in Britain but it’s highly probable that MI6 will want to distance themselves from this as it was done commercially."
[03:42:49] <nick> that magafeed article is pretty decent
[03:46:29] <takyon> busy submitting real news to care much
[03:46:35] <takyon> still golden shower was fun while it lasted
[03:46:47] <takyon> a streaming shaft of HOT PEE IN YOUR FACE
[03:46:54] <takyon> GOLDEN
[03:46:56] <takyon> SHOWER
[03:47:16] <takyon> *da-don*
[03:47:18] <nick> what's the real news today?
[03:47:26] <takyon> https://soylentnews.org
[03:47:28] <exec> └─ 13SoylentNews Submissions
[03:48:03] <takyon> Chelsea Manning and the Volkswagen update seem pretty big
[03:48:32] <nick> i don't know if product announcements are 'real news' in the traditional sense, but the others are interesting
[03:48:34] <takyon> also about to submit: https://www.eff.org
[03:48:36] <exec> └─ 13Finally Revealed: Cloudflare Has Been Fighting NSL for Years | Electronic Frontier Foundation
[03:49:45] <takyon> I gotta say I'm a little shocked at what's being done with mobile DRAM. First they stuff 8 GB into a tiny package, then they cut power consumption by 20%? And it runs at rates better than what most PCs are running? Damn
[03:50:27] <nick> are they using the VW method of measuring efficiency? ;)
[03:50:38] <takyon> they are using the V method. Voltage.
[03:50:53] <charon> why is the chelsea manning story news if it hasn't actually occurred?
[03:51:32] <takyon> Because an OFFICIAL SOURCE told NBC News (LEAK)
[03:51:43] <takyon> http://www.nbcnews.com
[03:51:56] <takyon> that said, Wednesday has come and gone
[03:52:01] <charon> so? it still could not happen if she's just an a list
[03:52:13] <nick> voltage lower, says nothing about wattage, and the gains are 'expected'
[03:52:16] <takyon> "A decision could come as soon as Wednesday for Manning"
[03:52:16] <charon> it would certainly be news if he did pardon her
[03:52:19] <nick> but it is still promising
[03:53:32] <takyon> Well, I'm not going to tell the editorial team whether or not they should run my submissions. You decide!
[03:53:50] * charon cries
[03:53:59] <charon> it's too much responsibility
[03:54:01] * takyon gives charon a sex change
[03:55:17] <takyon> time for cloudflare
[03:55:19] <charon> i see a lot of stories (not here, not from you. i mean in newspapers) that are "we expect x to make an announcement in two days." it seems like stupid filler
[03:55:42] <charon> when it happens, report it.
[03:56:05] <nick> there are only points for being first now, no credit for being right
[03:56:17] <charon> that sounds about right
[03:56:25] <nick> and if the first continues an existing and established narrative, all the better
[03:56:36] <nick> you can't be blamed then, because everything was pointing in that direction anyways
[03:57:34] <charon> also: if 4chan is crowing about how clever they were to get real journalists to publish their bullshit story... who ever thought buzzfeed is real journalists?
[03:58:32] <nick> all the main outlets for running with the buzzfeed story
[03:58:56] <takyon> if you look at my previous volkswagen story, I managed to work in "settlement is expected in like 2 days" without the story being crap
[04:00:01] <charon> takyon: that's different than what i'm talking about. i mean a story on friday saying "blah blah is expecting to announce their newest car on monday"
[04:00:49] <takyon> well it's a game of one-upping
[04:01:07] <takyon> if you get exclusive info/leak, people will be interested and it could affect stockz
[04:01:23] <takyon> of course it gets ridiculous with shit like Apple products, with rumors reported months or years in advance
[04:01:37] <takyon> however I look for AMD/Intel rumors all the time to get an idea of what upcoming chips will be like
[04:02:13] <takyon> for example, Intel is rumored to be releasing a mainstream 6-core in the next year or two as a response to AMD's upcoming affordable and good Ryzen/Zen 6-8 core chips
[04:02:48] <takyon> that's not exactly substantiated stuff, but it's definitely info I want to know
[04:02:49] <nick> stuff that's coming can be important, but the techpress loves to speculate and hype the companies they're fanbois of, or getting big ad/sponsorship deals from
[04:03:06] <nick> agreed, takyon
[04:03:46] <charon> i guess it's no different than people in the gaming press going nuts about something that won't be released for a year
[04:05:21] <nick> No Man's Sky...
[04:05:38] <nick> and that was backed up by statements from the devs...
[04:06:28] <charon> heh, that was mostly the fanboys doing it to themselves. the dev exaggerated, or talked about planned features in advance. then the mob ran with it
[04:07:25] <nick> to a point yes, but he said the shit so many times
[04:07:34] <charon> every game company has that problem, and most of them don't promise anything unless it is already cast in stone
[04:08:21] <nick> the devs handled their own PR, and they promised the universe, and they didn't deliver on any of the aspects that would have made the game special
[04:08:42] <takyon> the first thing I'm going to do when I get a new computer is install SpaceEngine
[04:08:48] <nick> the best/worst bit is the centre of the universe thing though... dev quoted as saying
[04:08:56] <takyon> I can run it right now, but not as well as I could with a beefier CPU/GPU
[04:09:11] <nick> 'people thinking they're going to get to the centre and it just fades to black.. that would be stupid'
[04:09:27] <takyon> if you lot have real computers and not a shit laptop, you should check out SpaceEngine
[04:09:27] <nick> not exact quote but very much so... and he's right, so they didn't fade to black, they did a big zoom out instead
[04:10:00] <nick> i have a real laptop if that counts...
[04:10:01] <charon> i remember looking at a video of space engine before, it does look pretty damned cool
[04:10:56] <nick> space engine developed by russian (hackers)?!
[04:10:58] <nick> ;p
[04:10:59] <takyon> my laptop has an older AMD quad-core. low frequency. And it can run Space Engine but certain scenarios hurt performance (like when a lot of galaxies pre-load)
[04:11:20] <charon> aliens
[04:12:01] <charon> that reminds me, gotta buy frog fractions 2
[04:12:05] <nick> this laptop has i7 6700Q and GTX 970M, it plays Fallout4 pretty good.
[04:12:11] <takyon> I like the fact that real and fake/procedural planets and stars are mixed in, but each bit can be turned off. So as humanity discovers more exoplanets or bright stars in other galaxies, that data can get filled in
[04:12:15] <nick> that's the hardest challenge i've given it so far
[04:12:28] <takyon> oh yeah check out spaceengine then, mine is nowhere near that. integrated GPU too
[04:13:04] <nick> i've been an AMD fan forever, supporting the underdog and all that... but i couldn't get anything close to comparable in an AMD based system
[04:13:47] * nick goes to check out space engine
[04:14:14] <takyon> the upcoming AMD Vega GPUs should help them compete with higher-end NVIDIA chips, and by all accounts AMD Zen will blow out Intel at the $200-500 price points.
[04:14:45] <nick> if i build another desktop, i will make it AMD again for sure
[04:14:50] <takyon> they have an 8-core cheaper than $500, and the 8-core at $500 will deliver most of the performance of Intel's $1k chip
[04:15:10] <charon> $2-500. that's way more than i'd want to pay for a CPU
[04:15:26] <nick> X6 1045T and R9 270 was still good enough for me
[04:15:36] <nick> but it's hard to take a full tower PC on a plane in a laptop bag
[04:15:56] <charon> when i built my current PC, i got a cpu for around $150
[04:16:16] <nick> i don't think i've ever paid more than $200 on a single component
[04:16:39] <nick> what cpu you have, charon
[04:16:52] * charon tries to recall
[04:16:59] * Bytram shuffles in, tiredly
[04:17:00] <charon> fx 6350?
[04:17:01] <takyon> honestly, why not save up some nickels and spring for a $250 CPU? It's a sophisticated component that you likely use every day
[04:17:09] <charon> BYTRAM!
[04:17:15] <Bytram> LOL!
[04:17:24] <nick> Bytram !!
[04:17:25] * charon gives Bytram a big hug
[04:17:27] <Bytram> I'm not dead, yet
[04:17:35] <takyon> but before I continue, let me look up the rumored prices
[04:17:38] <Bytram> thanks buddy, much appreciated!
[04:17:44] <takyon> oh hi Bytram, I heard they had to amputate your arms
[04:17:52] <nick> takyon, depends how much you care I guess.. my 1045T is very old now, and i probably paid 150 for it years ago
[04:17:53] <Bytram> nah, just the spares
[04:18:09] <takyon> Bytram: our new quadruple amputee
[04:18:10] <Bytram> yanno how hard it is to type with your nose? ;)
[04:18:16] <nick> the GPU was the bit that struggled, not the CPU
[04:18:23] <Bytram> iz just a flesh wound
[04:18:27] <Bytram> lemme at'im!
[04:18:29] <nick> glad you're still alive Bytram
[04:18:34] <Bytram> ME TOO!
[04:18:34] <charon> now we can make fun of him and he can't type back fast enough
[04:18:42] <nick> was wondering who was going to get the blame in your absence
[04:18:51] <Bytram> ~blame
[04:18:52] * exec points at Bytram
[04:18:59] <nick> we can always fall back on russian hackers though
[04:19:02] <Bytram> some things haven't changed, at least
[04:19:18] <charon> ~deplorable chromas
[04:19:19] <exec> chromas, you're deplorable!
[04:19:23] <Bytram> how's things been!
[04:19:31] <Bytram> how's things been??
[04:19:45] <nick> that Space Engine thing looks pretty cool
[04:19:46] * Bytram has been praacticing his cmn typoing skills
[04:19:56] <charon> doing well. no fires to put out that i am aware of
[04:20:11] <Bytram> oh? space engine? that sounds neat!!
[04:20:21] <takyon> thanks for adding the deplorable command
[04:20:22] <Bytram> where's that story?
[04:20:33] <takyon> what story, bytram?
[04:20:42] <Bytram> umm, space engine?
[04:20:50] <Bytram> I'm assuming thatwas about a story?
[04:20:51] <nick> no story, just a convo we were having
[04:20:51] <charon> not a story, takyon just mentioned it and we were looking at it
[04:20:55] <takyon> http://en.spaceengine.org
[04:20:55] <nick> http://en.spaceengine.org
[04:20:57] <exec> └─ 13Space Engine - Home page
[04:20:58] <exec> └─ 13Space Engine - Home page
[04:21:00] <Bytram> merci!
[04:21:26] <takyon> https://www.google.com engine
[04:21:28] <exec> └─ 13Google
[04:21:35] <takyon> https://www.google.com
[04:21:37] <exec> └─ 13Google
[04:22:11] * Bytram likes playing with Stellarium
[04:22:28] <charon> so what happened, Bytram? was it your split finger?
[04:22:34] <Bytram> yup
[04:22:47] <Bytram> went to the doc on thursday,
[04:22:56] <Bytram> gave me a script for an antibiotic
[04:23:09] <Bytram> got it filled immediately, took a dose, and went to be
[04:23:22] <Bytram> went to an appt 2pm that afternoon
[04:23:26] <Bytram> got home, called in to work
[04:23:34] <Bytram> in bed by 4pm
[04:23:39] <takyon> http://fudzilla.com
[04:23:41] <Bytram> woke at 0230
[04:23:42] <exec> └─ 13Zen pricing document shows four SKUs under $500
[04:23:51] <Bytram> took another dose of antibiotic
[04:23:59] <Bytram> arm was red/swollen
[04:24:02] <Bytram> went back to bed
[04:24:09] <Bytram> slept another 4 1/2 hrs
[04:24:10] <charon> red/swollen is very bad
[04:24:19] <Bytram> armed loked and felt even worse
[04:24:21] <Bytram> went back to the doc
[04:24:25] <takyon> rumored prices: 8 cores for $350 and $500, 6 cores for $250, 4 cores for $150.
[04:24:33] <Bytram> come to find out, he used to be an ER doc,
[04:24:38] <Bytram> said I needed IVs
[04:25:15] <Bytram> prices tbd according to a story at ars -- they were actively soliciting input at CES
[04:25:22] <takyon> how did the finger split?
[04:25:25] <Bytram> went to ER (doc had called ahead)
[04:25:30] <Bytram> just dry skin
[04:25:42] <takyon> yuck
[04:25:43] <Bytram> they said they'd keep me 24hrs
[04:25:48] <Bytram> ran IVs
[04:25:55] <Bytram> did not improve
[04:26:04] <Bytram> said I needed to stay another day
[04:26:09] <Bytram> and another
[04:26:11] <Bytram> and another
[04:26:21] <Bytram> finally the IVs seem to have won out
[04:26:30] <charon> wow
[04:26:34] <takyon> now Bytram is jobless and homeless
[04:26:35] <Bytram> and got to check out today (wed)
[04:26:45] <charon> some kind of MSRA?
[04:26:53] <Bytram> I called in to work and they were able to take me off the schedule for a few days
[04:26:59] <charon> MRSA, i guess
[04:27:06] <Bytram> filled in with PTO for 4 of the days
[04:27:18] <Bytram> nope, not MRSA, but that was their concern at one point
[04:27:48] <Bytram> left forearm is almost twice the circumference of the right
[04:28:01] <Bytram> left palm abot 30-40 larger
[04:28:05] <Bytram> *about
[04:28:28] <Bytram> there is a spot of 'necrotic tissue' at the tip of my left middle finger
[04:28:30] * charon refuses to make a masturbation joke.
[04:28:45] <takyon> Bytram refuses to stop masturbating with his fucked hand
[04:29:17] <Bytram> for fun, take a look at 'cellulitus'
[04:29:19] <takyon> and it's necrophilia to boot
[04:29:33] <takyon> oh boy. I'm sure that won't be horrible
[04:29:44] <Bytram> why am I not surprised at the turn you guys have taken things?
[04:30:11] <charon> if this is a search like "blue waffles" i will be cross
[04:30:15] <takyon> http://www.mayoclinic.org
[04:30:18] <exec> └─ 13Cellulitis Multimedia - Mayo Clinic
[04:30:36] <charon> holy crap
[04:30:54] <Bytram> I am a bit squeamish so I did not look it up on line
[04:31:00] <charon> yeah, don't
[04:32:15] <Bytram> left forearm looks kinda bumpy, almost scaly in a 2"x6" oval near the elbow with additional smaller blotches up toward the hand
[04:32:26] <Bytram> red like a lobster
[04:32:46] <charon> i assume it will go back to normal in time?
[04:32:56] <takyon> you assume too much!
[04:33:01] <Bytram> oh, THAT is nice.. I just realized today is *WED*
[04:33:13] <Bytram> I have tomorrow off from work, anyway
[04:33:43] <Bytram> another day to recover before I go in for a shift on fri 11:45-6:15
[04:33:58] <Bytram> eventually, yes
[04:34:06] <charon> you can brandish your lobster claw at customers
[04:34:27] <Bytram> think of how Popeye's arm suddenly got MUCH bigger when he ate his spinach.
[04:34:35] <Bytram> would be best I kept it from site
[04:34:45] <takyon> you should lift some weights, try to keep your arm permanently swole
[04:34:46] <chromas> Put a sparkly glove on it
[04:34:52] <Bytram> don't need em vomiting on the product, or staff
[04:35:26] <chromas> Think of all the Zoidberg jokes though
[04:35:54] <Bytram> ~define Zoidberg
[04:35:55] <exec> [urbandictionary] 03Zoidberg: Despite being the 'unpopular' character in the series, Dr. John Zoidberg is one of the most popular characters of the hilarious show Futurama, known for his voracious appetite, strange mating...
[04:36:28] <Bytram> oh, never saw futurama (sadly)
[04:36:28] <takyon> ...and being a lobster alien
[04:36:41] <takyon> watch the first 2 episodes of the first season
[04:36:51] <takyon> that should give you a decent idea of it
[04:36:57] <charon> funny, i am just starting it. i watched the first season earlier this week
[04:37:06] <Bytram> the LOBSTER ALIEN that came from O U T E R S P A C E ! ! !
[04:37:07] <charon> very funny and smart
[04:37:24] * Bytram generally does not watch tv
[04:37:27] <takyon> one of the few tv shows to have math jokes (and better ones than big bang theory most likely)
[04:37:44] <Bytram> internet cap limits on-line activity 5GB/mo
[04:37:54] <Bytram> mathjokes++
[04:37:54] <Bender> karma - mathjokes: 1
[04:38:06] <takyon> if the un-carrier troll was here, he would tell you how to steal free mobile data
[04:38:14] * charon points bytram to the library
[04:38:17] <chromas> It's on Netflix. Sneak into work and watch
[04:38:27] <takyon> in fact
[04:38:38] <Bytram> ummm, work is a dept store
[04:38:45] <takyon> https://soylentnews.org
[04:38:47] <exec> └─ 13SoylentNews Comments | T-Mobile and Verizon Mobile Plans Change; Probably Not Better for Consumers
[04:38:49] <Bytram> not an ooption for me, sadly
[04:38:51] <chromas> They have internet don't they?
[04:39:31] <Bytram> on a positive note, "BBC America" was running a buncha episodes of star trek, TOS and Next Generation
[04:39:36] <Bytram> so I got to OD on that for a day or so
[04:39:44] <Bytram> charon: yes
[04:40:06] <Bytram> it's called a lack of spare time
[04:41:12] <Bytram> I have a full-time job, I live alone (so nobody else makes my meals, does dishes, laundry, shopping etc) and I spend about 20 hrs/week with you lot, and I spend at 5 hours/week with a civic org as well
[04:41:40] <charon> us lot
[04:41:43] <Bytram> now that work as cut back from the holiday rush, I might actually be able to get enough sleep each night
[04:42:14] <Bytram> that oucl make for an interesting declination..
[04:42:28] <Bytram> I lot, you lot, we lot, us lot, ...
[04:42:30] <Bytram> =)
[04:42:50] <charon> he she it lots
[04:43:17] <Bytram> "She Bob"
[04:43:19] <Bytram> ugh
[04:43:23] <Bytram> "She Bop"
[04:43:33] <charon> i had such a crush on cyndi lauper
[04:44:02] <Bytram> she had some really good songs, but not quite my type
[04:44:53] <takyon> i'll be back to submit some more later.
[04:45:34] <Bytram> yeah, I find I still tire easily...
[04:45:54] <Bytram> have doc visit at 0900 thurs so I think I'm heading to bed soon.
[04:46:06] <Bytram> was *REALLY* nice chatting with you!
[04:46:13] <Bytram> ~gnight charon
[04:46:14] * exec cromulently coalesces a shoe of chocolate rain with charon
[04:46:16] <Bytram> ~gnight takyon
[04:46:18] * exec disturbingly drops a combinatoric explosion of broken promises on takyon
[04:46:29] <charon> ~gnight bytram. take care
[04:46:30] * exec metrosexually pairs a megabyte of mana with bytram.
[04:46:46] <Bytram> charon: btw, congrats on moving up a place on the Hall of Fame!
[04:47:04] <Bytram> pace yourself, please... burnout is easy to do here
[04:47:13] <charon> thank you. i'm coming for you next, takyon
[04:52:10] <Bytram> ~tell cmn32480 congratulations on joining the 2500 club
[04:52:33] <Bytram> ok gtg; laters!
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[11:41:13] <TheMightyBuzzard> ~eds mongodb story is semi-time sensitive as the attacks are ongoing
[11:41:14] <exec> editor ping for TheMightyBuzzard (reason: mongodb story is semi-time sensitive as the attacks are ongoing): janrinok zz_janrinok n1 nick martyb Bytram cmn32480 coolhand takyon bytram|away Fnord666 charon GreatOutdoors FatPhil Snow goodie mrpg
[12:10:24] <takyon> I bury your content!
[12:36:52] <TheMightyBuzzard> oh i nuked mine as it was a dupe
[13:04:21] <cmn32480> TheMightyBuzzard, I don't see a mongodb story in the queue
[13:06:30] <cmn32480> and WTF is mongodb? a town in Indaia?
[13:11:32] <TheMightyBuzzard> takyon already got it i think
[13:11:54] <cmn32480> unlikely
[13:12:01] <cmn32480> nothign in sub orr story queues
[13:12:09] <TheMightyBuzzard> https://soylentnews.org
[13:12:11] <exec> └─ 13How to Secure MongoDB: SoylentNews Submission
[13:12:17] <cmn32480> oh
[13:12:19] <cmn32480> mongodb
[13:12:40] <cmn32480> I read mongodb... and I thoguht there was another terror attack someplace
[13:12:50] * TheMightyBuzzard chuckles
[13:49:35] * takyon yawns
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[18:45:35] <cmn32480> ~gday janrinok
[18:45:37] * exec deliciously rubs a fat32 volume of ciri poo on janrinok
[18:46:53] <janrinok> cmn32480, I take it the training was successful?
[18:46:58] <janrinok> ~gday cmn32480
[18:46:59] * exec half-heartedly duplicates a singularity of butt butter for cmn32480
[18:47:13] <cmn32480> I can use the potty all by myself now!@
[18:47:26] <janrinok> but you still need help with the wipe?
[18:47:31] <cmn32480> yes
[18:47:45] <janrinok> fairy nuff
[18:48:09] <cmn32480> all I ahve to do is yell "J... I"M DOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNE!!!!!!"
[18:48:16] <janrinok> I also assume that you were giving the training, rather than being subjected to it?
[18:48:18] <janrinok> lo;l
[18:48:26] <cmn32480> no
[18:48:31] <cmn32480> I was the receiver
[18:48:38] <cmn32480> was manufacturer repair trining
[18:48:38] <janrinok> ah, I thought that you were teaching that syus
[18:48:47] <janrinok> system that you installed in December
[18:48:48] <nick> howdy janrinok and cmn32480
[18:48:54] <cmn32480> ~gdasy nick
[18:48:54] <janrinok> ~gday nick
[18:48:56] * exec proverbially cracks open a BTRFS volume of oil for nick
[18:48:59] <cmn32480> ~gday nick
[18:49:01] * exec readily piles a byte of Subsentient's salty neckbeard on nick
[18:49:12] * janrinok notes it didn't include typing training for cmn32480
[18:49:18] <cmn32480> nah... this was thermal printer repair training
[18:49:30] <cmn32480> NOPE!!!! :-()
[18:49:51] * cmn32480 even typo'd the :-) accidentally
[18:50:09] <janrinok> how's the doughnuts and mtn dew coming along nick?
[18:50:37] <nick> im out of doughnuts for the moment, but thanks for reminding me
[18:50:52] * janrinok also notes that there is a storm raging outside, with snow promised over the next few days
[18:51:09] <nick> and i've switched it up on the mtn dew... have RC Cola now
[18:51:24] * cmn32480 notes that nick should be ALMOST ready for the stew pot...
[18:51:54] <nick> oh?
[18:52:29] <cmn32480> Taco Bell
[18:52:31] <janrinok> RC cola - radio controlled, religious convictions?
[18:52:33] <cmn32480> Donughnuts
[18:52:37] <cmn32480> lotsa cola
[18:52:51] <nick> 'royal crown' apparently
[18:52:53] <cmn32480> fattening you up for the stew pot is what I'd wager your hosts are doing
[18:53:10] <janrinok> thanks - I am now none the wiser ...
[18:53:34] <nick> the roasts i've been fed have been cooked in a stew pot it would appear
[18:53:52] <nick> which there is some left over which i'm supposed to have for lunch
[18:55:03] * cmn32480 guesses it woudl have to be a rather large stew pot to fit nick...
[18:55:25] * janrinok suspects they might be using more than one stew pot ...
[18:56:02] <nick> if they start making room in the freezer
[18:56:05] <nick> i'll get concerned
[18:57:58] <cmn32480> check and make sure they don't ahve a new one being delivered just for you
[18:58:26] <janrinok> cmn32480, charon has been v busy in your reduced absence - he almost got a full day in but CH shivved him just in time
[18:58:57] <cmn32480> may God Bless Coolhand and his sense of timing
[18:59:40] <cmn32480> yes the eager young new recruit just aching to take of for the old guy... I caught the poke EiC
[19:00:26] <janrinok> none intended ...
[19:01:28] <janrinok> the whole point of taking on more eds was to ease the burden on those of us who have shouldered it for so long
[19:01:35] <cmn32480> I heard "dont' get lazy you old fart!"
[19:02:04] <janrinok> well, if your guilt is getting the better of you, that is not my problem :D
[19:02:04] <cmn32480> but his help and dedication is greatly appreciaed
[19:02:14] <cmn32480> all the FNG are doing well.
[19:02:27] <cmn32480> a few mistooks here and there, but overall an good group of newbs
[19:03:18] <cmn32480> #yt trigger happy
[19:03:19] <MrPlow> https://www.youtube.com
[19:03:32] <janrinok> just looking at some of the current stories and many comments are not worthy of a 5 year old
[19:03:36] <cmn32480> #yt trigger happy weird al
[19:03:36] <MrPlow> https://www.youtube.com
[19:04:26] <cmn32480> yeah... its not been a reall boon of fabulous discsussion lately
[19:04:50] <janrinok> and P666 has been missed too
[19:05:11] <cmn32480> yes
[19:05:21] <janrinok> how's J and the kids?
[19:06:21] <cmn32480> J is good
[19:06:26] <cmn32480> and 2 of 3 kids are good
[19:06:40] <cmn32480> the eldest we found has head lice
[19:06:50] <janrinok> it happens to kids...
[19:06:59] <cmn32480> that was a scramble lat night after it was discovered at bedtime
[19:07:15] <cmn32480> and the reason tha I didn't get any anythign done\
[19:07:23] <cmn32480> first time for my kids
[19:07:37] <cmn32480> she wanted to nit pick
[19:07:42] <janrinok> easily treatable providing they haven't grown to the size where they wear boots and kick your ass
[19:07:43] <cmn32480> I wanted to shave him
[19:09:39] <cmn32480> so we nit picked
[19:09:51] <cmn32480> treated him.. started a shitton of laundry
[19:09:56] <cmn32480> the usual
[19:10:03] <cmn32480> how thigns with you and S?
[19:10:05] <janrinok> ... and then shaved him
[19:10:52] <cmn32480> nah.. she wou;dn;'t let me
[19:11:01] <janrinok> we're good. I'm still pretty tired after Christmas, not had a day off since October and I am beginning to feel the strain. But my next break is due in March
[19:11:33] <cmn32480> S goes for inpatient care for a bit so you get a break?
[19:13:06] <janrinok> yep - that's the plan
[19:13:39] <cmn32480> gotcha
[19:13:58] <cmn32480> she recovered from Christmas ok?
[19:14:03] <janrinok> nick, how are you keeping busy during your stay in the States?
[19:14:29] <janrinok> S is doing fine, it was I who had the job of keeping the house going when full of guests
[19:15:18] <janrinok> each day is about 14-15 hours long which is why I do not get on here as much as I once did
[19:15:46] <cmn32480> feeding the cast of thousands...
[19:16:19] <janrinok> S requires some additional physiotherapy which I have to administer twice a day, it takes an additional 30 minutes but it all adds up
[19:16:43] <cmn32480> we are grateful for the time we do get
[19:16:46] <nick> generally not keeping busy, just being sociable
[19:16:57] <janrinok> nick - that sounds like a good idea
[19:17:17] <nick> not exactly much to do up here under the however many feet of snow is outside
[19:17:20] * cmn32480 wonders what it is like to be not busy
[19:18:04] <nick> since i got here there's been almost 10ft of snow
[19:18:11] <janrinok> we are expecting our first snow in the next 24 hours, although the UK news is full of tales of woe in Scotland, the Pennines and the Welsh mountains
[19:18:36] <janrinok> you know how we cannot cope with snow or wet leaves on the railway lines ...
[19:18:46] <nick> cmn32480, i've been enjoying it... using the time to think and plan the year ahead
[19:18:58] <cmn32480> we got about 3cm total snow so far this year
[19:19:18] <cmn32480> 10ft? jebus
[19:19:24] <nick> some of the snowbanks here are several ft taller than i am
[19:19:24] <cmn32480> or
[19:19:29] <cmn32480> ~nelson nick
[19:19:30] <exec> 03nick: HA! HA!
[19:19:34] <janrinok> in the UK some people would be awaiting red cross food parcels with 3 cm of snow ....
[19:19:52] <cmn32480> J told me to go shovel the driveway
[19:19:57] <nick> janrinok, i read a headline this morning that in the UK some village got evacuated because of the cold weather
[19:20:05] <cmn32480> I asked if I ought to use the push broom
[19:20:36] <janrinok> cmn32480, you are aiming for a bollocking with that sort of back-chat - give my best to J
[19:20:46] <cmn32480> I will
[19:20:53] <cmn32480> and I am aiming for it
[19:21:02] <cmn32480> but thankfully her aim isn't that good even after all these years
[19:21:46] <cmn32480> she could jsut sick the kids on me though.. so there is that fear
[19:22:36] <janrinok> or make you wear your eldest's hat for an hour. You would be itching for days ...
[19:22:50] <cmn32480> nope
[19:22:53] <cmn32480> BALD
[19:22:59] <cmn32480> not a worry for me
[19:23:10] <cmn32480> but just the thought makes me itchy
[19:23:15] <janrinok> I didn't say where you would have to wear it!
[19:23:23] <cmn32480> !!!!!!
[19:23:48] * janrinok wonders how cmn32480 fancies shaving now!?
[19:24:16] * cmn32480 is trying to figure out how he would wear a hat on his back
[19:24:30] <janrinok> lol
[19:24:37] <janrinok> dealer chooses
[19:24:40] <charon> nit picking is the best!
[19:25:12] <janrinok> hi charon
[19:25:21] <charon> hello folks
[19:25:28] <cmn32480> ~gday charon
[19:25:29] * exec spontaneously culturally appropriates a blagoblag of wasabi gummy fish from charon
[19:26:00] <janrinok> you nearly got a full day's posting in until CH spoiled it for you. Remind me to give him the $5 I promised
[19:26:14] <charon> damnit
[19:26:34] * cmn32480 high fives Coolhand
[19:26:38] <charon> i really needed that 10% bonus
[19:27:31] <cmn32480> mmmmmmm Tobasco Dark Chocolate
[19:27:49] <janrinok> well, if you can do a full weekend I hear it is 25% - but that might just be an old wives' tale. Certainly I've never known anyone achieve it
[19:28:40] <nick> fucking accountants, why do they expect money >:
[19:30:16] <charon> cmn32480: i assume the treatment you used was the OTC stuff, active ingredient pymethrin?
[19:30:34] <janrinok> is that in response to the story nick, or have you got a personal story you wish to share with us?
[19:31:00] <nick> just my reaction from checking my emails
[19:31:04] <janrinok> lol
[19:31:26] <cmn32480> charon - yeah
[19:31:43] <cmn32480> my solution was a good close shave
[19:31:45] <janrinok> well, you business tycoons have your own problems to live with. Are you best buds with Donald yet?
[19:32:04] <nick> for those interested, here is the scene outside the kitchen window: http://i66.tinypic.com
[19:32:06] <exec> └─ 13Image - TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting
[19:32:28] <charon> i agree, shaving is the easy way to handle it, but wives usually object
[19:32:47] <janrinok> that netting will never keep you in nick, you should be able to escape easily
[19:32:47] <nick> i say that but for some reason the pic isn't loading for me now....
[19:33:30] <charon> if the OTC stuff doesn't actually work (which it did not when my daughter had lice years ago) the shit that does work is called Natroba
[19:33:37] <nick> not hard to get out, but there's not much incentive with that much snow outside
[19:33:56] <janrinok> Calvin would strongly disagree with you!
[19:33:59] <charon> it's prescription only, but one application ended 3 months of hell
[19:34:30] <cmn32480> we caught it early
[19:34:45] <cmn32480> only one live one that we pulled out... and a shitton of nits
[19:35:57] <cmn32480> that's a lotta snow nick
[19:36:14] * charon sends his lucky nit comb
[19:36:37] <janrinok> After 3 years in Russia, if I can still find my car after a snowfall, it wasn't worth worrying about
[19:36:41] * cmn32480 warms up his lucky razor
[19:37:16] <nick> it makes it quite obvious which houses are not occupied here, since they're snowed up across all the doors and windows
[19:37:43] <charon> time to find your very own abandoned house
[19:37:57] <janrinok> but being a burglar isn't easy when even a blind man can follow you might dissuade a few would be crooks
[19:40:32] <nick> there was a local story about someone who broke into a house the other week, cops followed the tracks in the snow to a house a block away
[19:41:17] <charon> there's dumb and then there's really dumb
[19:44:26] <cmn32480> and then there are those that deserve it!
[19:56:38] <janrinok> time for me to wend my way, (makes wending noises...). See you guys tomorrow
[19:56:50] <charon> take care janrinok
[19:57:20] <janrinok> ~gnight charon
[19:57:21] * exec inadequately bitchslaps a jar jar of coke with charon
[19:57:29] <janrinok> ~gnight cmn32480
[19:57:30] * exec skeptically embiggens a C cup of the pronic with cmn32480
[19:57:32] <janrinok> ~gnight nick
[19:57:34] * exec figuratively formulates $container of bacon for nick
[19:57:41] <cmn32480> ~gnight janrinok
[19:57:43] * exec insatiably merges an F cup of chinese chili with janrinok
[19:57:47] <cmn32480> give S a hug for me
[19:58:04] * cmn32480 wonders what a wending sounds like
[19:58:52] * janrinok agrees, but makes wending noises nevertheless
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[22:11:56] <mrpg> Hi. I have a story with the science topic but I think software is better. The one aboht the AI winning in poker.
[22:12:19] <mrpg> my C64 always won in poker and I dont brag about it.
[22:12:32] <mrpg> of course I didn't know how to play.
[22:38:15] <nick> use both topics
[22:40:07] <mrpg> ok, ready.
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[22:54:51] * Bytram glances at sub & story queues -- things are looking good!
[23:00:09] <nick> Bytram !!
[23:03:55] <Bytram> nick !!
[23:04:06] <Bytram> sorry, was catching up on backscroll
[23:05:08] <nick> exciting stuff no doubt
[23:05:08] <Bytram> saw you've had 10 FEET of snow? where are you, if you don't mind my asking?
[23:05:36] <nick> up in 'upper michigan'
[23:05:47] <nick> the place they apparently leave off maps sometimes
[23:06:02] <Bytram> ahh, the U P
[23:06:12] <Bytram> upper peninsula
[23:06:30] <nick> aye
[23:07:10] <mrpg> My work is done, I've earned my money today. Bye.
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[23:07:19] * Bytram has experienced winters as a child that totalled 10ft. cant imagine having that much already!
[23:07:43] <nick> it started arriving literally the day i got here
[23:07:51] <Bytram> how's the new lappy?
[23:08:52] <nick> new laptop is good, aside from the mouse not working properly but i'm not doing anything about it at this point
[23:09:13] <Bytram> choose your battles, eh?
[23:10:06] <nick> pretty much, as the things hardly portable/practical, using a external mouse is better anyway
[23:10:43] <Bytram> nod nod. what os?
[23:11:24] <nick> windows10! it'
[23:11:27] <nick> it's oh so fun!
[23:12:53] <Bytram> urgh.
[23:13:11] <Bytram> too much telemetry for my liking
[23:15:08] <nick> it's not what i was wanting, i'd consider putting win7 on it, but as a gaming and a/v practically portable laptop, there's little choice in the market today
[23:15:27] <Bytram> is why I am still on Win 7 Pro & aching to move to a *nix
[23:15:41] <nick> i will still use my linux mint dell as it's more practical
[23:15:44] <Bytram> agreed
[23:16:15] <Bytram> can you boot mint from a USB stick?
[23:16:29] <nick> yeah
[23:16:49] <nick> i have only done it a couple times, seems that you have to go into the bios to enable it every time
[23:17:04] * Bytram wonders if it is driver-related or mouse-specific
[23:17:13] <Bytram> blegh!
[23:20:19] <nick> i'm of the opinion you can't buy a 'good' laptop anymore
[23:21:09] <Bytram> is hard to do, agreed.
[23:21:17] <Bytram> did you get a dell?
[23:22:21] <nick> i had two dell e6420
[23:23:14] <Bytram> Latitudes?
[23:23:25] <nick> yeah
[23:23:44] <nick> like 4 years old or so when i bought them, but still good machines today
[23:24:05] <Bytram> nod nod
[23:24:43] <nick> before that i had a lenovo ideapad, and the motherboard died within a year
[23:25:40] <takyon> just looking
[23:25:58] * Bytram glances at the E6400(?) Core 2 Duo he was so kindly gifted and is very grateful for
[23:26:35] <takyon> time for ZEN. ZEN. ZEN.
[23:27:04] <Bytram> agreed. what I've read makes it look VERY interesting!
[23:27:15] <Bytram> ZEN == Rizen (sp?)
[23:27:22] <takyon> Ryzen
[23:27:29] <Bytram> Mojo
[23:27:45] <takyon> I'm disappointed we're still stuck with 4 cores, 8 threads on the laptop chips. I want more in there.
[23:28:24] <takyon> but at least their 8 core desktop chips are going to present a serious challenge to Intel
[23:28:37] * Bytram remembers the first computer he bought had a 1 MHz 6502 and 4K of static RAM... and liked it!
[23:29:05] <takyon> I need at least as many cores as you have fingers
[23:29:12] <takyon> so, a 9-core CPU I guess
[23:29:25] <Bytram> ba doom tish!
[23:29:47] <nick> hah.
[23:30:51] <takyon> https://soylentnews.org
[23:30:53] <exec> └─ 13SoylentNews Comments | Being a friend of your life partner
[23:32:34] <Bytram> clicky
[23:34:35] <Bytram> brb
[23:34:56] <nick> takyon++
[23:34:56] <Bender> karma - takyon: 41
[23:52:12] <takyon> yup
[23:57:04] <takyon> https://www.vice.com