#editorial | Logs for 2017-01-27

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[00:01:09] <mrpg> I'm gonna do the "hack the army" submission.
[00:01:55] <mrpg> unless you want it.
[00:02:01] <n1> i had started working on it, but if you want to... go ahead
[00:02:40] <mrpg> no it's ok, I'll do the 100 ays of disruption.
[00:02:44] <mrpg> days
[00:04:35] <mrpg> though I don't see anything definitive yet, like dates or plans.
[00:10:23] <mrpg> no, I bail.
[00:12:32] <n1> yeah i don't blame you
[00:15:05] <n1> subs list is a big ol pile of ehhh right now
[00:15:13] <mrpg> right on
[00:15:27] <n1> ah you beat me to the zuckerberg story
[00:15:36] <n1> good ol' takyon
[00:26:16] <mrpg> Well I found two interesting stories, I think. My work here is done.
[00:26:26] <mrpg> and submitted them.
[00:35:18] <n1> thanks for that :)
[00:35:29] <mrpg> welcome
[00:40:27] <mrpg> It's been a pleasure, bye good night.
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[02:12:36] <Bytram> .op
[02:12:36] -!- mode/#editorial [+o Bytram] by Hephaestus
[02:12:59] <Bytram> .deop
[02:12:59] -!- mode/#editorial [-o Bytram] by Hephaestus
[02:28:52] <n1> thanks for your additions to the embryo story, takyon
[03:37:39] * TheMightyBuzzard yawns
[03:37:39] * MrPlow flips a Skittle into TheMightyBuzzard's gaping mouth
[03:59:53] <charon> nice dept line, n1
[04:19:28] <n1> what one?
[04:30:00] <charon> james comey: you're not fired
[04:33:19] <charon> seems obvious after eading, but i wouldn't have thought of it
[04:46:24] <n1> i was going to go with
[04:46:33] <n1> you're rehired... but as he wasn't fired...
[04:46:42] <n1> even though it doesn't flow quite as well
[04:47:21] <charon> yeah, it doesn't
[04:47:53] <n1> how is charon today
[04:47:54] <charon> man, why did i volunteer to do the sanctuary city subs? stupid me
[04:48:11] <charon> i am fine, had a really nice evening with my kids
[04:48:36] <n1> you like a challenge apparently
[04:48:41] <n1> that's cool
[04:48:45] <charon> yep
[04:48:59] <charon> they weren't going to disappear by themselves
[04:49:20] <charon> and yourself?
[04:50:20] <n1> been a reasonable day, outside of reading the news at least
[04:50:57] <charon> yah. things ain't pretty in the US these days
[04:52:07] <n1> UK PM is getting into the US situation today as you may have seen
[04:52:21] <charon> nope, missed that
[04:53:29] <Fnord666> howdy charon n1
[04:53:31] <charon> just read it at the beeb
[04:53:35] <charon> hiyo Fnord666
[04:53:48] <n1> as i pasted earlier; http://www.independent.co.uk
[04:53:50] <exec> └─ 13Theresa May suggests UK health services could be part of US trade deal | The Independent
[04:53:51] <charon> that's some pretty strong language May used
[04:54:14] <n1> which coincidentally lines up with a comment i made like yesterday
[04:54:32] <charon> oh, that's different than what i saw: http://www.bbc.com
[04:54:34] <exec> └─ 13Theresa May: UK and US cannot return to 'failed' interventions - BBC News
[04:54:50] <n1> https://soylentnews.org
[04:54:52] <exec> └─ 13SoylentNews Comments | UK Supreme Court Rules That Parliament Must Approve Article 50 Invocation
[04:58:33] <charon> so the UK did the same thing with TTIP as the US eh? didn't let anyone see the text for fear they'd leak it
[04:58:55] <n1> pretty much
[04:59:37] <n1> but it was to the level of it essentially wasn't even acknowledged that TTIP existed
[04:59:52] <charon> nice
[04:59:55] <n1> what i assume is we'll get TTIP and TISA now, but it will just be a US-UK arrangement
[05:00:06] <charon> welcome to oceania
[05:00:41] <n1> Trump stirred the ire of May when he claimed that parts of London were ‘no-go areas’ for police officers, whom he claimed were afraid of the local Muslim population.
[05:00:41] <n1> May, who was responsible for the police, said he was talking “nonsense” and echoed David Cameron’s condemnation of him as “divisive, unhelpful and wrong”.
[05:00:47] <n1> ^^^ is a quote
[05:02:01] <charon> good for May
[05:02:07] <Fnord666> She's not wrong
[05:02:52] <n1> but that was last year
[05:02:55] <n1> before he won the election
[05:03:21] <n1> same as last year before brexit on the referendum, she could only say how important the EU was for the economy and national security
[05:03:28] <charon> that bbc thing i linked makes her sound pretty tough
[05:04:04] <n1> the policy has already changed, if you look at Syria and Yemen as examples... we don't do intervention anymore to reshape the world
[05:04:26] <n1> we find a local force, or neighbouring ally who is willing to go in their on our behalf if we give them the supplies to do it
[05:05:06] <charon> just like the cold war
[05:07:04] <n1> and then we can 'seek reassurances' from places like saudi arabia that they're not committing war crimes
[05:08:15] <charon> a riddle: if we hire them to perform a war crime, and they do it but tell us they didn't... whose hands are dirty?
[05:08:34] <n1> makes the whole process a lot easier, less paperwork, more money for the MIC and less domestic backlash as no troops on the ground and no 'active combat operations' ... just a handful of 'military advisers' who are on loan to whoever, who then let someone else borrow them
[05:09:45] <n1> i can't remember what it was but that happened between the US-UK some time recently... US 'borrowed' some UK special ops to do something, but it created the situation where neither US or UK military had anything to say, because it wasn't their guys doing it
[05:09:51] <n1> and for the other side, it wasn't their operation
[05:11:11] <charon> perfect deniability
[05:11:23] <n1> it took a while for the UK to admit about the saudis using UK made cluster bombs, after denying it for months
[05:16:36] <n1> https://www.theguardian.com
[05:16:38] <exec> └─ 13Rights groups condemn removal of Saudi Arabia from UN blacklist | World news | The Guardian
[05:17:00] <n1> 'The UN said on Monday that it would now carry out a joint review with the coalition of the cases listed in the report. But the Saudi ambassador to the UN, Abdallah al-Mouallimi, insisted that the removal of the coalition from the blacklist was “irreversible and unconditional”.'
[05:19:37] <n1> i'll stop rambling about it... but in reading between the lines of the 'not returning' to previous FP... it's just a rebranding of how the global war-on-terror is already being approached
[05:20:41] <Fnord666> and how is it being approached these days?
[05:20:57] <n1> and it's politically viable for UKPM to distance herself from previous FP, as the invasions of afg and iraq took place under the opposition party.
[05:21:17] <n1> as i said above, look at syria and yemen, we're back to using proxies
[05:21:46] <charon> i am of the, probably typically US, opinion that if anyone should be cleaning up the middle east it is the people who live there. major powers using them as puppets, on the other hand is deplorable
[05:22:06] <n1> agreed
[05:22:54] <charon> but if we leave them alone and the local muslim countries murder each other, or possibly worse raise a caliphate, that would be very bad too
[05:23:07] <n1> but previous dictators signed agreements about oil rights and things like that, and also if they vote/govern in the wrong direction which makes it less likely to sign over oil rights and things.
[05:23:51] <n1> this is true, but it's far less important when the local population murders each other, when they're not in strategically important geopolitical areas
[05:24:00] <charon> point
[05:24:51] <n1> I read an article the other day where Tillerson talks about Venezuela needing to 'transition to democracy'
[05:25:01] <charon> buh?
[05:25:18] <n1> and while there is a lot of problems with the country and the government is not the best... they do have a democracy that by all appearances is legit
[05:25:34] <n1> but there is no one amenable to western corporate interests with a notable share of the vote
[05:25:40] <charon> bingo
[05:26:10] <charon> if only we could show them how it's done
[05:27:12] <charon> shit sticks http://www.usatoday.com
[05:27:14] <exec> └─ 13First 'sanctuary city' caves to Trump demands
[05:27:19] <charon> it would be florida...
[05:27:34] <n1> i wonder what US reactions would be to say somewhere like Venezuela, the government loses the popular vote, but stays in power due to their version of 'electoral college'
[05:28:42] <n1> i'm actually curious if there are any other countries where the winner of an election loses the popular vote, which is now apparently going to be a regular thing in the US.
[05:29:27] <charon> Russia? where no matter who you vote for, Putin gets 87%
[05:29:54] <charon> jokes aside, can't think of one
[05:30:38] <n1> i know it's technically possible in some places, the UK would be one
[05:30:48] <n1> but i don't think i've ever read of it happening anywhere but the US
[05:33:11] <charon> stupid electoral college
[05:34:55] <n1> i don't have an issue with the system, but i can just imagine how unimpressed the UK and US would be if a minor league country had a government that lost the popular vote
[05:35:08] <n1> especially if that government wasn't a 'champion of free trade'
[05:36:26] <charon> i think we feel that was about parliaments and plurality winners
[05:37:12] <charon> how does that work anyway? a coalition govt is made of the groups that won together over 50%?
[05:38:47] <n1> in the UK, not really, they just need enough votes to get to a certain number of seats i believe
[05:40:21] <charon> or is it the PM is chosen by the MPs at large and then the PM chooses his/her cabinet?
[05:41:17] <charon> should probably wikipedia it instead of making you type
[05:41:25] <charon> sorry
[05:41:48] <charon> but i'm neck deep in sanctuary city
[05:41:54] <n1> im reading up on it anyway
[05:42:12] <n1> as i understand it they basically just need to win the majority of seats
[05:42:32] <n1> so the government can put through legislation, and as long as everyone in the government party goes along with it, the law passes
[05:43:16] <n1> essentially it means the party in government always controls the house of reps/commons
[05:43:32] <charon> feh, rubber stamp on everyhitng
[05:43:58] <charon> i take it MPs nearly always vote their party line?
[05:44:33] <n1> yeah
[05:45:05] <charon> Fnord666: did we bore you to death yet?
[05:45:32] <Fnord666> nah, just listening
[05:45:44] <charon> need some extra eyes on https://soylentnews.org
[05:45:46] <exec> └─ 13Error
[05:45:52] <Fnord666> k
[05:45:54] <charon> if you guys would be so kind
[05:46:46] <n1> the headline could be clearer
[05:47:16] <charon> yeah, since it's 3 stories in one... i'll think of something
[05:49:08] <Fnord666> Cities in the first sentence should not be capitalized i don't think.
[05:50:03] <n1> i know my starbucks sub isn't great, but just wanted to add something to the queue that wasn't political, my hope is people will see it as an opportunity to discuss coffee, automation and big data harvested from mobile apps.
[05:50:53] <Fnord666> Is Sanctuary City an actual buzzword?
[05:51:17] <charon> not the same way "integrate design solutions" is
[05:51:35] <charon> but it has been getting a lot of media time this week
[05:52:23] <Fnord666> gonna be an interesting discussion
[05:52:34] <charon> it's going to destroy the site
[05:53:02] <charon> luckily, aristarchus and runaway only have 5 mod points each
[05:53:49] <Fnord666> I probably wouldn't capitalize Sanctuary or Sanctuary City in the article. I didn't see it that way in any of the cited articles.
[05:54:11] <charon> ok, good call
[05:54:58] <n1> http://www.cnn.com
[05:55:00] <exec> └─ 13Donald Trump condemns sanctuary cities, but what are they? - CNNPolitics.com
[05:55:21] <n1> 'Sanctuary cities have previously come under fire for not cooperating with federal immigration authorities. They have existed since the 1980s, and returned to the spotlight last year after a 32-year-old San Francisco woman was allegedly killed by an undocumented immigrant with a felony record who was deported five times.'
[05:55:58] <Fnord666> It's gonna be a shit show
[05:56:26] <charon> better or worse than nazi-punching?
[05:56:59] <Fnord666> but I think the article looks good. n1's article is a good find and should probably get pulled in as well.
[05:57:50] <Fnord666> well maybe not that much of a shit show.
[05:58:16] <Fnord666> It'll have some inspired commentary I think
[06:00:48] <n1> pretty sure it's one i wont be taking part in
[06:02:16] <Fnord666> Me either most likely. Too tempting to troll certain people.
[06:02:42] <charon> don't blame you. just writing it was exhausting
[06:03:04] <charon> wheeeeee, my raspberry pi works
[06:03:48] <n1> wooo!
[06:04:24] <Fnord666> nice. what are you making with it?
[06:04:30] <charon> now to do perfectly legal things
[06:07:14] <charon> emulation of games i already own
[06:08:12] <Fnord666> cool
[06:09:20] <charon> hmm, keyboard and mouse no work... hmm
[06:10:11] <Fnord666> did you try turining it off and back on again? :)
[06:10:23] <Fnord666> s/turining/turning/
[06:10:23] <sedctl> <Fnord666> did you try turning it off and back on again? :)
[06:10:25] <exec> <Fnord666> did you try turning it off and back on again? :)
[06:10:38] <charon> i have not, thank you windows tech support
[06:11:35] <Fnord666> Had to laugh. Someone 3d printed stormtroopers for their foosball table.
[06:11:49] <charon> that sounds pretty cool
[06:12:57] <Fnord666> https://www.youmagine.com
[06:13:01] <exec> └─ 13Stormtrooper Foosball Heads by excite – YouMagine 🎲
[06:16:01] <charon> people would buy that
[06:17:02] <Fnord666> I'm sure
[06:18:46] <Fnord666> Come to think of it, there's probably a market for foosball players painted in people's favorite football colors.
[06:19:24] <charon> absolutely. it's a million dollar idea
[06:19:28] <Fnord666> Time for me to be heading to bed. Good night all.
[06:21:30] <charon> ~gnight Fnord666
[06:21:32] * exec explicitly gives a buzzfeed list of thorns to Fnord666
[06:33:08] * n1 hat tip
[06:33:48] * n1 is assuming there will be almost no comments on the disqus story
[06:34:02] <charon> proly right
[06:37:07] <n1> 3 already so that's not bad!
[06:38:02] <charon> my only exposure to disqus is at the AVClub forums
[06:38:53] <charon> i guess i didn't know it had been free
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[11:05:52] <Bytram> charon: Hey! Nice story on SMH (Solid Metallic Hydrogen) but apparently there is some controversy as to whether or not this was actually achieved; I added a link to a report in <i>Nature</i> as well as an excerpt
[11:19:07] <Bytram> charon: 2nding "Current Status of Sanctuary Cities" -- moved Trump link to *before* the "[Continues..] so reader has a better idea of whether or not they want to, ummm, continue. Really like the intro paragraph -- well done.
[15:49:10] <TheMightyBuzzard> is it just me or are we getting WAY too many political stories lately?
[15:51:03] <cmn32480> we are
[15:52:28] <TheMightyBuzzard> it kinda felt like we were but i wasn't sure. i could have just been sick of hearing about politics.
[16:09:01] <cmn32480> I think we are
[16:09:14] <cmn32480> I'm also sick of hearing adn reading about poliotics
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[19:14:04] <mechanicjay> If someone is around, I have a quote I want to add to a sub I made.
[19:18:54] <cmn32480> I binned that POS already
[19:19:01] <cmn32480> :-)
[19:19:19] <cmn32480> mechanicjay ^^
[19:19:33] <mechanicjay> :(
[19:19:40] <cmn32480> I kid I kid!
[19:19:54] <cmn32480> what quote needs added? I'll put it in the notes.
[19:21:04] <mechanicjay> "If you send your children to a public school, under current federal law you have no way of opting out of the P20 profile that has been created by your state and potentially shared with others. You also have no right to refuse to have your child’s data disclosed to testing companies and other corporations in the name of evaluation and research."
[19:22:02] <cmn32480> ok
[19:22:05] <cmn32480> added to the notes
[19:22:07] <mechanicjay> ty!
[19:22:10] <cmn32480> np
[19:22:14] <cmn32480> NOW i'll bin it
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[19:24:40] -!- mode/#editorial [+v charon_] by Hephaestus
[19:24:50] <charon_> ~gday editorial
[19:24:51] * exec presumably imagines a bribe of jihads with editorial
[19:24:59] <cmn32480> ~gday cahron
[19:25:00] * exec deliciously pisses a triply-linked list of prizes, prizes, pr'zises! on cahron
[19:25:05] <cmn32480> ~gday charon_
[19:25:06] * exec cohesively crams a cheap plastic cup of jihads into charon_
[19:25:35] <charon_> how are you, cmn32480?
[19:25:47] <cmn32480> sleepy
[19:26:28] <charon_> a little horseradish strategically placed horseradish will fix that up
[19:26:51] <cmn32480> interesting idea
[19:27:04] * cmn32480 wonders where the "strategic placement" is
[19:27:23] <charon_> oh i think you can guess
[19:28:44] <charon_> surprised the sanctuary city story hasn't turned into a shitshow yet
[19:29:45] <cmn32480> we need to run less politics/social stuff
[19:29:51] <cmn32480> I'm so sick of seeing it
[19:30:19] * cmn32480 wants to go and just delete it all out of the queue every day
[19:35:56] <charon_> same here
[19:36:19] <charon_> actually ration conversation there though. no name calling that i see
[19:37:08] <charon_> well not much anyway
[20:03:57] <charon_> so. as we all know there are a bunch of subs languishing in the queue that are not appropriate and need to be rejected. can I, or someone, kill them?
[20:04:28] <cmn32480> racists anonyomous?
[20:04:30] <charon_> including aristarchus resending the one we've avoided for two weeks
[20:05:31] <charon_> yes. but also senators crisscross, tump will use powers, 100 days of disruption
[20:05:51] <charon_> and waterboarding works
[20:05:58] <cmn32480> long as you give a reason in the appropriate field.. please, have at it.
[20:06:17] <charon_> ok. i will also put the reason i give into the notes field
[20:06:32] <cmn32480> please do, sor
[20:06:40] <cmn32480> s/sor/sir
[20:06:40] * sedctl offers cmn32480 a /
[20:06:44] <cmn32480> s/sor/sir/
[20:06:44] <sedctl> <cmn32480> please do, sir
[20:06:45] <exec> <cmn32480> please do, sir
[20:06:57] <cmn32480> #fite sedctl
[20:06:57] <MrPlow> #fite temporarily restricted to the channel #fite
[20:07:03] <charon_> "dear correspondent. you are a fucking moron. sincerely, the SN staff
[20:07:03] <cmn32480> #smake sedctl
[20:07:03] * MrPlow smakes sedctl upside the head with chocolate covered banana
[20:07:18] <cmn32480> accurate if a bit tactless
[20:07:28] <cmn32480> and coming from me that is saying something.
[20:07:32] <charon_> lol
[20:10:42] <takyon> you're a racist!
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[20:11:21] <takyon> you can also put a note about using your journal instead
[20:22:33] <charon_> oh, good idea
[20:22:54] <charon_> ~deplorable aristarchus
[20:22:55] <exec> aristarchus, you're deplorable!
[20:31:43] <charon_> sorry takyon, i didn't see your spacesuit story when i did up fnord's sub
[20:33:04] <cmn32480> ~socialist takyon
[20:33:05] <exec> takyon, YOU'RE a SOCIALIST!
[20:34:53] <takyon> ~deplorable cmn32480
[20:34:55] <exec> cmn32480, you're deplorable!
[20:35:09] <cmn32480> #socialist takyon
[20:35:09] <MrPlow> takyon, you're a socialist!
[20:35:29] <cmn32480> Thank you. I take that as a compliment in the current climate
[20:35:37] <takyon> charon_: I don't care. You can merge or delete it
[20:35:50] <takyon> I didn't spend much time on that sub
[20:35:56] <takyon> as evidenced by the dumb opening line
[20:36:31] <charon_> ok, i figured it was not a big deal. but i didn't want to delete it until i told you
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[20:41:48] <charon_> hiyo nick
[20:42:02] <nick> howdy
[20:47:27] <cmn32480> ~gday nick
[20:47:28] * exec accidentally tosses a Borg cube of milksteak to nick
[20:47:29] <cmn32480> how goes?
[20:49:17] <nick> it goes
[20:49:22] <nick> pretty damn hungry right now
[20:49:32] <nick> how is life treating cmn32480 and charon_
[20:50:05] <charon_> so far so good. another quiet day at work
[20:50:42] <charon_> i am planning to kill the bad subs in the queue
[20:52:36] <takyon> charon_'s palms are sweaty
[20:52:46] <nick> fun times...
[20:53:56] <charon_> i just hate looking at them day after day, and knowing that if even i won't tough them, no one else will
[20:54:03] <charon_> touch
[20:54:41] <nick> I learned a new word today... identitarian which is apparently how people with extreme racial prejudice identify themselves now
[20:56:11] <charon_> racist is easier to say, i'm going to stick with that
[20:56:19] <takyon> I had heard that one
[20:56:31] <takyon> now I can't unhear it
[20:56:59] <cmn32480> life is treating me like the guy who stepped in poo as he walked into church
[20:57:20] <takyon> well you just need to spread the shit
[20:57:37] <nick> takyon, yup... it must be god's will, if you stepped on it as you walked into church especially
[20:57:47] <nick> so it's your duty to share!
[20:58:42] <charon_> when life gives you dogshit, make... uh... dogshitade?
[20:58:55] <cmn32480> nick: s/duty/doodie/
[20:58:55] <sedctl> <cmn32480> <nick> so it's your doodie to share!
[20:58:57] <exec> <cmn32480> <nick> so it's your doodie to share!
[21:00:52] <nick> well played
[21:01:23] <nick> time for some taquitos i think
[21:01:39] <takyon> basically a long shit taco roll
[21:02:33] <takyon> is there such a thing as a high quality taquito? I have only had baked/microwaveable frozen ones
[21:03:16] <nick> i'm guessing there is, but probably only hand-made at a local eatery or whatever
[21:03:36] <charon_> i'm not sure if they even exist outside the freezer case
[21:04:18] <nick> http://www.cheatsheet.com
[21:04:19] <exec> └─ 136 Restaurant Style Taquito Recipes You Can Make at Home
[21:05:19] <charon_> i stand corrected
[21:08:14] <takyon> I could easily do the pork one
[21:08:44] <takyon> just make some pulled pork, stick it in tortilla, bake
[21:10:38] <nick> mmmmmmm
[21:10:46] <nick> like i wasnt hungry already
[21:11:24] * charon_ decides not to mention the beef chow fun he just ate
[21:11:47] <cmn32480> #smake charon for not mentioning his beef chow fun
[21:11:47] * MrPlow smakes charon for not mentioning his beef chow fun upside the head with a new editor
[21:13:22] <charon_> but... i AM the new editor
[21:14:03] <cmn32480> so you got #smaked with Fnord666... or FatPhil
[21:14:26] <cmn32480> and from their nicks... you prolly better hope it was Fnord!
[21:17:36] <charon_> lol
[21:19:37] <charon_> Thank you for your submission. Unfortunately, I do not see any angle by which this story is right for our site. There is no technical, security, privacy, or even timely news aspect. It is purely political, something the site generally tries to stay away from. It would work well as a journal entry, however. Cheers, Charon
[21:22:07] <cmn32480> 'We shouldn't be running nearly so much straight politics, and as such, you get the big red "REJECTED!!!" stamp'
[21:23:52] <charon_> i'm trying the diplomatic tack
[21:24:23] <Fnord666> #fite charon_
[21:24:23] <MrPlow> #fite temporarily restricted to the channel #fite
[21:24:32] <Fnord666> howdy all
[21:24:44] <charon_> hi sucker punch
[21:24:56] <cmn32480> why'd you smake charon_, Fnord666
[21:25:06] <charon_> because he's mean
[21:25:18] <cmn32480> obviously
[21:25:28] <Fnord666> because it's Friday
[21:25:36] <cmn32480> that's a good reason too
[21:25:45] <cmn32480> #smake Fnord666 because it is Friday
[21:25:45] * MrPlow smakes Fnord666 because it is Friday upside the head with Jared's 6" meatball sub
[21:25:57] <cmn32480> lol
[21:26:03] <charon_> ewww
[21:26:03] <cmn32480> I've never seen that one before
[21:26:23] * Fnord666 hopes he never sees it again either
[21:27:19] <cmn32480> too soon Fnord?
[21:27:42] <Fnord666> way too soon.
[21:30:00] <Fnord666> Everyone ready for it to be the weekend?
[21:30:13] <cmn32480> hell yes
[21:31:23] <Fnord666> Me too
[21:32:39] <charon_> there is no weekend, only pain
[21:33:08] <Fnord666> I thought there wasn't any spoon. I'm so confused?
[21:34:07] <Fnord666> Hey what happened to the submission queue? There were a bunch of stories I was going to run but they were going to take a little polishing?
[21:34:48] <cmn32480> all the political shit?
[21:35:06] <Fnord666> That and the batshit crazy stuff too.
[21:35:23] <cmn32480> charon took it upon hisself to become the judge, jury and executioner
[21:35:47] <Fnord666> aw man....
[21:36:02] <cmn32480> after talking to some curmudgeonly fucker... he passed gas
[21:36:25] <Fnord666> I think aristarchus' piece would have been great if I could have found the right angle.
[21:36:29] <charon_> i nuked 7 bad subs that have been sitting for over a week
[21:36:51] <charon_> it was political only
[21:37:13] <charon_> that one in particular was sitting for over two weeks
[21:37:19] <Fnord666> I'm just kidding. I saw you had wiped them in the backscroll
[21:37:34] * charon_ has been got
[21:38:02] <Fnord666> I was hoping a more senior editor was going to wipe the slate.
[21:38:20] <Fnord666> which is ... everyone
[21:38:22] <charon_> i asked if anyone else was going to do it and cmn32480 said i could
[21:38:48] <Fnord666> Nice that you asked.
[21:38:57] <Fnord666> And in the end nothing of value was lost.
[21:38:59] <charon_> i even signed my notes, so everyone can blame the rookie
[21:39:21] <Fnord666> How very responsible of you.
[21:39:48] <charon_> i'll be the hatchetman
[21:40:09] <Fnord666> I thought you were the ferryman? Get your mythos straight.
[21:40:29] <charon_> nothing contradictory there. i carry a hatchet in the boat
[21:40:51] <charon_> if you don't have a coin, i get to use it
[21:41:03] <Fnord666> Well there you go.
[21:42:02] <charon_> so how's by you, Fnord666?
[21:42:39] <Fnord666> I am doing well today. Yourself?
[21:43:04] <charon_> the usual. tired, bored at work
[21:43:35] <Fnord666> You gotta work the weekend?
[21:43:37] <charon_> but i should enjoy it now. in 2-3 months i won't have time to sit around on IRC all evening
[21:43:50] <charon_> yep, always work sat and sun
[21:44:19] <Fnord666> The great spring upheaval eh?
[21:44:58] <charon_> everyone realizes their lawns look like crap and somed for the power rakes and seeders and rototillers
[21:45:31] <charon_> i have no idea what word "somed" was supposed to be...
[21:45:56] <Fnord666> That makes two of us.
[21:47:17] <Fnord666> cmn32480 - How are you doing today?
[21:54:11] <Fnord666> He must be afk
[21:56:08] <charon_> he's dead, jim
[22:01:42] <cmn32480> actually.... he's packign up to leave the office
[22:01:47] <cmn32480> Pinewood Derby setup tonight
[22:01:54] <cmn32480> racing tomorrow
[22:03:47] <cmn32480> I gotta roll... see you fellas tomorrow night if I'm not drunk
[22:04:05] <cmn32480> ~gnight charon_
[22:04:06] * exec cohesively hallucinates a btrfs volume of php scripts with charon_
[22:04:09] <cmn32480> ~gnight Fnord666
[22:04:10] * exec slowly flings two fingers of deer sign at Fnord666
[22:04:13] <cmn32480> ~gnight nick
[22:04:14] * exec insatiably farts a massive fart a socket of nuts at nick
[22:04:18] <cmn32480> ~gnight takyon
[22:04:19] * exec prematurely merges a trunkload of unchecked parameters with takyon
[22:04:27] <nick> take it easy cmn32480
[22:04:30] <Fnord666> ~gnight cmn32480
[22:04:31] <charon_> gnight cmn32480, enjoy the derby
[22:04:35] * exec allegedly fires a ¼ cup of dag at cmn32480
[22:05:08] <charon_> that reminds me of another game we called derby...
[22:05:25] <Fnord666> enjoy the pinewood cmn32480
[22:06:14] <charon_> when i was a bike messenger, every winter we did a bicycle demolition derby on ice. fun as hell. even better if you were drunk (which we all were)
[22:07:03] <Fnord666> Sure, what could possibly go wrong with that?
[22:07:30] <charon_> not a thing
[22:07:56] <charon_> bikes that barely worked on an ice rink piloted by a drunk
[22:08:14] <charon_> and incentives given to crash
[22:08:17] <Fnord666> Should have put screws in the tires too.
[22:08:43] <charon_> that maybe is a step too far
[22:09:48] <Fnord666> If it's worth doing ...
[22:10:51] <charon_> the whole point was lack of control. the spikes would make you have better control
[22:12:20] <Fnord666> But the possible puncture wounds make up for it
[22:12:48] <Fnord666> but I see your point.
[22:14:57] <charon_> i do have to admit we were pretty dumb. but it was a blast and no one got hurt that i recall
[22:20:01] <Fnord666> it's a miracle any of us survived childhood.
[22:35:58] <takyon> plot twist: you didn't!
[22:37:42] <Fnord666> Is that you M. Night Shyamalan?
[22:39:02] <takyon> gawd you reminded me he has a new movie coming soon
[22:45:29] <Fnord666> Sorry about that
[22:45:55] <Fnord666> Think there'll be a plot twist?
[22:46:06] <takyon> plot twist: NO!!!
[22:46:41] <Fnord666> Fnord's head explodes
[22:47:13] <Fnord666> biab
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[23:18:58] <Fnord666> /away
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[23:25:45] <charon_> wb
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[23:39:08] <charon_> you're breaking my streak, Fnord666
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[23:39:49] <Fnord666> feel free to push it back if you want.
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[23:41:32] <Fnord666> Can't decide what to do with the Star Trek proposal story, if anything.
[23:41:54] <charon_> hadn't looked at it yet. is it sweet?
[23:42:28] <Fnord666> Not bad. Beats the jumbotron at the ball game!
[23:43:25] <Fnord666> Needs more background though
[23:45:23] <Fnord666> There just isn't anything else there. Even his bio at imdb is basically blank.
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[23:46:19] <charon_> hm, i see. news for nerds, right?
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[23:48:09] <Fnord666> about the same level of news as someone proposing at a star trek convention
[23:49:30] <Fnord666> I'm going to let it simmer for a while and see if it looks more interesting later.
[23:49:55] <charon_> brandon sharpe the football player?
[23:50:04] <Fnord666> no
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[23:50:59] <Fnord666> brandon sharpe the red shirt in the star trek continues fan created non canon web series.
[23:51:21] <charon_> nnnnneeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
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[23:51:35] <charon_> i mean... oh, that's interesting
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[23:52:21] <Fnord666> about as milquetoast as it gets from all I can find out about him.
[23:52:36] <Fnord666> bless his heart.
[23:52:44] <charon_> heh
[23:53:13] <charon_> i concur on letting it simmer
[23:53:42] <Fnord666> go ahead and drop additional stories into the time slots my two stories are in and we can reschedule them after
[23:55:26] <charon_> i'm not so vain as that
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[23:56:31] <Fnord666> ok. Just thought I'd offer.
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[23:57:06] <Fnord666> wonder what nick's playing at?
[23:58:45] <charon_> he's walking between the computer and the router with a piece of sheet-metal