#editorial | Logs for 2017-02-22

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[00:32:23] <charon_> ~arthur a34853
[00:32:27] <exec> 765 stories loaded
[00:32:27] <exec> attempting to submit story: "Anagram Scoring"
[00:32:41] <cmn32480> ~gday charon_
[00:32:43] * exec explicitly cracks open a pitcher of lube for charon_
[00:32:58] <charon_> hiyo cmn32480
[00:32:58] <exec> submission successful - https://soylentnews.org
[00:33:05] <exec> 765 stories loaded
[00:33:19] <charon_> how's tricks?
[00:33:48] <cmn32480> still payin' the bills
[00:33:54] <cmn32480> but my ass is starting to get sore
[00:34:35] <charon_> yeah, diaper rash is tough
[00:34:53] <cmn32480> too many people wanting a piece of it
[00:35:47] <charon_> i should probably get cracking on my taxes. going to be a bit coplicated this year
[00:35:51] <cmn32480> ah well
[00:36:04] <cmn32480> more kids?
[00:36:19] <charon_> also, i assure you i wish for none of your ass
[00:36:20] <cmn32480> extra income from all those corner blowjobs?
[00:36:41] <charon_> do i declare my editor salary?
[00:36:58] <cmn32480> yeah
[00:37:09] <cmn32480> but it is in measures of sixpence
[00:37:37] <charon_> drachms per furlong-chain
[00:37:51] <cmn32480> and delivery by the hogshead
[00:38:32] <charon_> archaic measurements delight me
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[03:00:51] <Bytram> charon: FYI I winnowed down the Fukashima story a bit from the original submission... was able to take out some of the more sensational aspects, at least.
[03:01:49] <charon> the story excerpt that OO chose was actually not bad. it's the insanity of the whole source
[03:02:09] <charon> but thank you
[03:04:41] <charon> i was especially annoyed by the part where that author broke down what a sievert means into base units as if it was confusing science "jargon"
[03:04:56] <takyon> maybe bump the NASA press conference story to ~1pm when it happens... if one of you are around
[03:07:41] <takyon> just watched that cop video in one of the exec subs
[03:10:16] <charon> ?
[03:10:42] <charon> oh that one, i did that
[03:14:34] <charon> it should probably be scrapped. it will bring nothing but shit
[03:36:47] <takyon> well if you want to start scrapping subs, I'll throw osme more in
[03:36:59] <takyon> have to read a bit first
[03:40:06] <charon> i feel entitled to unilaterally scrap that one because it was mine
[03:44:44] <takyon> here's a good one
[03:44:44] <takyon> http://www.sciencemag.org
[03:50:49] <takyon> actually something else will get read in to it probably
[03:55:01] <Bytram> Story submitted - new release of PuTTY -- version 0.68
[03:55:40] <charon> silly putty
[03:56:01] <Bytram> he he
[03:56:06] <Bytram> true story:
[03:57:08] <Bytram> many years ago, I was working at a tech company and one day one of my coworkers showed up with this stuff he was supposed to work in his hands use to build up his hand muscles -- theraputty
[03:57:22] <Bytram> apparently, it came in different grades of stiffness
[03:57:37] <Bytram> His examples all felt pretty wimpy to me
[03:57:56] <Bytram> so I went down to the store and picked up a half dozen 'Eggs' of silly putty
[03:58:27] <Bytram> for the next month or so, whenever I was pondering some programming problem, i'd just knead the putty as I was thinking
[03:58:52] <Bytram> well, I find I'm being sent on a flight to the west coast to help with some testing
[03:59:10] <takyon> uh oh
[03:59:13] <Bytram> I'm in the airport on my way to the gate when I look in my hand and see
[03:59:17] <takyon> plastic explosives! TACKLE HIM!
[03:59:21] <Bytram> what could be easily confused for an explosive
[03:59:21] <charon> hahah
[03:59:29] <Bytram> WHAT DO I DO?
[03:59:32] <charon> so you ate it?
[03:59:34] <takyon> throw it
[03:59:34] <Bytram> heh
[03:59:54] <Bytram> I just rolled it up into a ball and bounced it through the metal detector as if it were any other rubber ball
[04:00:02] <Bytram> =)
[04:00:09] <Bytram> they didn't even give me a passing glance
[04:00:11] <takyon> what if kneading putty only gave you carpal tunnel instead of a stronger hand (as if those were your most important muscles anyway)
[04:00:39] <takyon> Bytram confirmed for carpal tunnel disease
[04:00:42] <charon> Bytram 1 - TSA 0
[04:00:51] <Bytram> well, about a month or so later I tired of it anyway. Besides it had started picking up enough oils and dirt that it was less than higenic at that point, too
[04:01:10] <takyon> by then you were ready to squeeze an iron ball
[04:01:14] <Bytram> so, like any other fad, it passed into my past
[04:01:27] <takyon> later, you moved on to diamond. and now you're a super saiyan
[04:01:44] <Bytram> oh yeah, I can still nearly break someone's wrist with a firm handshake (only a slight exageration)
[04:02:16] * charon files that information away in case he ever meets Bytram.
[04:03:19] <Bytram> not to worry... breaking someone's wrist in greeting is generally not conducive to getting a sale -- I start firm but gentle and only ratchet it up if needed in reply
[04:03:40] <Bytram> is amazing how much one can size up another's grip in less than a second
[04:05:16] <charon> i know the scret to avoiding the handshake death grip
[04:05:17] <Bytram> and with that tale, is time for me to hit the hay -- have a good night everyone!
[04:05:27] <Bytram> charon: stomp on their foot?
[04:05:37] <Bytram> Scream in agony?
[04:05:38] <takyon> spit in their face
[04:05:45] <charon> not the one i was thinking of, but it probably works'
[04:06:34] <charon> put your index and middle fingers on the inside of their wrist. they can't get enough of a grip to squeeze if your fingers are split like that
[04:07:20] * Bytram files that information away in case he ever meets charon
[04:07:24] <charon> heheh
[04:07:30] <Bytram> LOL!
[04:07:34] <Bytram> ~gnight charon
[04:07:38] <Bytram> ~gnight takyon
[04:07:40] * exec inadequately hurls a wallet of political correctness at charon
[04:07:41] <charon> ~gnight Bytram
[04:07:43] <takyon> night
[04:07:45] * exec spontaneously connects a loaded diaper of webscale to takyon
[04:07:46] * exec emphatically deallocates some chewy chunks of cocaine from Bytram
[04:08:15] * Bytram things charon won
[04:08:23] <Bytram> s/g/k/
[04:08:23] <sedctl> <Bytram> thinks charon won
[04:08:26] <exec> <Bytram> thinks charon won
[04:08:34] <charon> maybe
[04:08:41] <Bytram> laters
[04:08:44] <charon> cheers
[04:08:47] <Bytram> c ya tomorrow sometime
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[17:33:35] <charon_> the rain in spain falls mainly on the plains
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[22:17:38] <takyon> there's my sub
[23:11:41] <nick> ahoy
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[23:35:35] <charon_> i vehemently disaggree
[23:35:42] <charon_> i also cannot speel
[23:37:47] <charon_> but it matters not, for i am the only person here.
[23:40:39] <charon_> jasassin-like, i fume and burble. my splenetic graspings for attention shall fade like the frantic bleating of a sheep on the threshold of the abbatoir
[23:41:44] <takyon> burp
[23:42:09] <charon_> but you know, it would be kind of cool if someone else shows up. i am quite sure i didn't sign up to run the site by myself.
[23:42:48] <takyon> uh oh, are you burning out because you posted 25 stores in a row?
[23:42:57] <charon_> only 20, but yeah
[23:43:09] <takyon> maybe I'll pitch in then
[23:43:36] <charon_> ain't nobody talking in IRC either
[23:45:21] <takyon> first you want me to post, then you want me to talk!? damn it!
[23:45:27] <takyon> :P
[23:46:26] <charon_> lol
[23:46:39] <charon_> did you end up going to the press conf?
[23:47:19] <takyon> yes
[23:47:47] <charon_> interesting?
[23:48:29] <nick> apologies as usual for my lack of contributions
[23:48:42] <takyon> it was the top story on google news, except now it's trump's transgender school thing
[23:48:47] <takyon> sub is in the queue
[23:48:51] <nick> kind of all over the place, trying to get a house rented, buying everything i need for it.. blah blah
[23:49:07] <charon_> well, i saw the story. i meant was it interesting actually being there?
[23:49:35] <charon_> no worries nick, real life always wins
[23:50:25] <takyon> we weren't in the same room as the people who were on the live feed
[23:50:33] <takyon> I did interview a guy though
[23:55:37] <charon_> cool. and nice use of the M⊕
[23:55:47] <charon_> hooray for unicode