#editorial | Logs for 2017-03-02

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[00:29:45] <charon_> huh, a newbie put in a good first sub
[00:32:44] <charon_> https://soylentnews.org
[00:32:46] <exec> └─ 13Error
[01:03:10] <takyon> paulej72: just give ACs infinite mod points
[01:42:15] <charon_> i feel i have missed something
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[02:45:08] <paulej72> I fixed the mod buttons showing for ACs
[02:47:40] <charon> yay
[02:51:44] <paulej72> also the number of comments link on the stories page goes to the comment wrap
[02:52:14] <paulej72> flat cid links and all cid links now work correclty
[02:52:21] <takyon> nice
[02:52:39] <takyon> <paulej72> also the number of comments link on the stories page goes to the comment wrap
[02:53:00] <takyon> it might be easier to click if you changed the link to wrap around the " comments" text
[02:53:57] <paulej72> will that would be another change elsewhere. I did think about it
[03:07:51] * Bytram hobbles in, looks around, and plops himself in a soft chair in the corner.
[03:08:55] * charon brings Bytram a lemonade and an extra pillow
[03:09:09] * Bytram reads the scrollback and is grateful there' snot much to read!
[03:09:20] <Bytram> charon: gladly accepts!
[03:10:29] <charon> long day?
[03:11:30] <Bytram> yep. woke a couple times last night. Got up at about 0630 and was unable to get back to sleep. wrote a daily site status story, got to work around 12:30 and just got home about a half hour ago.
[03:11:43] <Bytram> it's enough for one day.
[03:11:50] <charon> yep
[03:12:28] * charon takes the day off tomorrow
[03:12:46] <Bytram> I have tomorrow off, but it will most likely be spent grocery shopping, reading over and paying [medical] bills, and taking a first stab at doing my taxes. Oh, and keeping an eye on this site, too.
[03:23:16] <Fnord666> charon - mind if I replace the link in the ultrasound scalpel with a link to the original press release?
[03:23:32] <Fnord666> some of the references to info boxes, etc. will make more sense there
[03:23:34] <charon> nope, feel free
[03:24:17] <Fnord666> took several hops of sites before I got to the source.
[03:24:36] <Fnord666> these guys make copies of copies of copies....
[03:24:53] <charon> and then we do it again
[03:25:22] <Bytram> "Tonight's going to be a good night..."
[03:25:33] <Bytram> whosang that song?
[03:26:03] <Fnord666> black eyed peas
[03:26:06] <charon> will.i.am, i think
[03:26:27] <Fnord666> song is I Gotta Feeling
[03:26:39] <Bytram> black eyed peas
[03:26:39] <Fnord666> https://www.youtube.com
[03:26:40] <Bytram> https://www.lyrster.com
[03:26:42] <exec> └─ 13tonight is going to be a good night songs lyrics
[03:26:42] <exec> └─ 13The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling - YouTube
[03:26:47] <charon> my lovely lady lumps
[03:27:03] <Bytram> Fnord666: thanks
[03:27:09] <Fnord666> np
[03:27:25] <Bytram> has been playing on our PA system / muzak for a number of days now
[03:30:14] <charon> the songs on my store PA haven't changed in years
[03:30:33] <Fnord666> Well shouldn't you do something about that?
[03:30:38] <charon> but luckily there are no speakers near me, so i can't hear it most of the time
[03:32:54] <Fnord666> maybe a little "Baby Got Back"?
[03:32:56] <Fnord666> https://www.youtube.com
[03:32:58] <exec> └─ 13Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back (I Like Big Butts) [ORIGINAL] - YouTube
[03:33:19] <charon> likely not corporate approved
[03:33:30] <Bytram> prolly not
[03:34:00] <Fnord666> Guerilla Radio
[03:34:01] <Fnord666> https://www.youtube.com
[03:34:03] <exec> └─ 13Rage Against the Machine - Guerrilla Radio - YouTube
[03:34:44] <Bytram> I met a young lady recently who is getting started on her singing career... pretty impressive voice as she trained for... opera... and plays several instruments, too.
[03:35:05] <Bytram> #yt 9DUDMtLzgQI
[03:35:06] <MrPlow> https://www.youtube.com
[03:35:19] <Bytram> https://www.youtube.com
[03:35:21] <exec> └─ 13Bri Lane - Dream (Official Music Video) - YouTube
[03:35:56] <charon> hmm, which comment is you?
[03:37:21] <Fnord666> just wondering the same thing. :)
[03:40:07] <Fnord666> very nice
[03:43:02] <Bytram> glad you liked it... she's not all rosy-eyed dream of stardom, either. Simple, down-to-earth, and a smile that can light up a room, too!
[03:51:11] <Bytram> bed time approaches, should prolly eat something before then though. biab
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[03:59:44] <Fnord666> and exec just took a dump
[04:00:09] <charon> uh oh. cmn is on sabbatical
[04:07:20] <Bytram> yup
[04:07:56] <Fnord666> I think it runs on his work servers too.
[04:08:45] <Bytram> istr it's on a 'small' laptop... can/'t remember if
[04:09:02] <Bytram> small == low-powered / slow
[04:10:05] <Fnord666> i.e. not on any of our linode's instances.
[04:13:13] <Bytram> nod nod
[04:13:34] <Bytram> I believe mrplow is on some box at TMBs, as well
[04:23:14] <Bytram> all right... hit the wall and fresh out of steam... thanks so much for keeping the queue filled
[04:23:26] <Bytram> laters evryone!
[04:24:31] <charon> gnight Bytram
[04:25:48] <charon> it can't be that complex, you could probably run exec off a pi zero
[04:34:12] <Fnord666> gnight Bytram
[04:36:09] <Fnord666> I don't think it's a complexity issue so much as having access to actually run it.
[04:36:48] * charon takes a trip down to baltimore to kick the exec box
[04:38:18] <Fnord666> my concern is that the last two times exec has fallen over it's been because cmn's firewall at work crapped out
[04:39:11] <Fnord666> I think it was at his work anyway.
[04:39:20] <charon> that sounds familiar
[04:44:41] <charon> https://soylentnews.org
[04:45:13] <charon> ermagerd, no exec to parse the link
[04:56:22] <charon> unless I hear any objections, i am going to put the "white house blocks press from briefing" story in 1970, so we don't have to look at it taunting us
[04:57:04] <Fnord666> works for me
[04:57:13] <Fnord666> in the painkiller story
[04:57:17] <Fnord666> "chemical test to screen a small group of compounds similar to forskolin"
[04:57:38] <Fnord666> what's the over/under on comments before the word foreskin appears?
[04:57:43] <charon> lol
[04:57:58] <charon> come now, we are all mature adults here
[04:58:47] <charon> but i'll take... 45 minutes after publication
[04:59:32] <Fnord666> it hits the front page at lunch time EST. I'll say 10 minutes max
[04:59:39] <charon> you're on
[05:00:31] <Fnord666> loser buys the winner a beer at the next staff party
[05:00:43] <charon> good stakes, agreed
[05:01:06] <charon> huh, it just struck me what a weird phrase "you're on" is in this context
[05:01:32] <charon> it seems to have no referents at all
[05:01:55] <Fnord666> context is king
[05:02:48] <Fnord666> It's time for me to turn in for the night. Good night charon
[05:03:02] <charon> good night Fnord666, sleep well
[05:03:18] <Fnord666> thanks. you too.
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[12:04:23] <Bytram> charon: wrt "white house blocks press from briefing" submission... was that submitted by a user with a nick or by an AC?
[12:07:47] <Bytram> I have tried to locate the submission using our site's search tool but have had no luck. The reason I ask is that we have been trying to send an admin-to-user message to inform users of why a story submission was not accepted. Generally cannot do that for an AC, of course.
[13:26:36] <Bytram> yo, any editors here?
[14:05:37] <Bytram> I've finished writing a "Site Update" story; could stand to have a review: https://soylentnews.org
[14:05:54] <Bytram> ==> "Site Update - Taking a Breather"
[14:06:10] <Bytram> I'm going to take a break; afk
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[18:05:59] -!- mode/#editorial [+v mrpg] by Hephaestus
[18:06:23] * Bytram waves a friendly greeting to mrpg
[18:06:44] <mrpg> Hi nice to see you, how are you, tired?
[18:07:07] <Bytram> nice to "see" you, too! Yep. hard to get motivated
[18:08:38] * Bytram points to a comment he posted today: https://soylentnews.org
[18:09:44] <mrpg> Yes I read the story so I came to see you all running around in circles, and to help.
[18:10:44] <Bytram> {{{ mrpg }}}
[18:10:50] <Bytram> thank you, VERY much
[18:11:23] <mrpg> No, that's why I get the big buck$ here
[18:11:34] <Bytram> LOL!
[18:12:40] <mrpg> WTF am I going to do with the white house story? no one tells me what do to. I suppose y'all are busy.
[18:12:54] <Bytram> which one? linky?
[18:13:42] <mrpg> https://soylentnews.org
[18:14:03] <Bytram> * click *
[18:14:15] <Bytram> oh, THAT one!
[18:14:59] <mrpg> that one
[18:15:16] <Bytram> Looks like you put it quite a bit of work to clean it up.
[18:15:51] <Bytram> hold on a bit...
[18:15:54] <mrpg> No, I just deleted all and began anew with a CNN link.
[18:16:07] <Bytram> ahhh
[18:16:16] <Bytram> got it
[18:16:25] <mrpg> it only had one link and twitter twits
[18:17:09] <mrpg> it mentioned CNN but had no CNN link, so I said to myself, look for a CNN link, and presto.
[18:17:21] <Bytram> only comment I have to offer is that I would suggest italicizing the names of these publications: "The New York Times", "Los Angeles Times", "The Guardian"
[18:17:44] <Bytram> don't know if that was present in the original?
[18:18:04] <Bytram> nope, seems it was not.
[18:18:26] <Bytram> shame on them!
[18:18:30] <Bytram> =)
[18:18:42] <mrpg> and they call themselves journalists!
[18:18:53] <Bytram> pshaw!
[18:19:25] * Bytram has been known to add the italics anyway...
[18:20:21] <Bytram> change 'em if you want, either way, looks good to me... release the Kracken!
[18:20:32] <mrpg> in the famous politics nexus?
[18:20:45] <Bytram> oh, good point!
[18:20:59] <mrpg> on eper day I heard
[18:21:27] <Bytram> yup.
[18:21:27] <Bytram> do we have any yet?
[18:21:28] <Bytram> if not, then this one gts it.
[18:21:28] <Bytram> *gets*
[18:21:32] <Bytram> slot it in halfway between two mainpage stories time-wise
[18:23:20] <Bytram> well done!
[18:23:22] <Bytram> mrpg++
[18:23:22] <Bender> karma - mrpg: 9
[18:23:38] <mrpg> thanks
[18:23:51] <Bytram> thank YOU!
[18:23:57] <mrpg> So, in the middle of two stories. in the middle of the 1:30 period?
[18:24:43] * Bytram displays times in UTC... between which two stories?
[18:25:05] <mrpg> I don't know, let's choose.
[18:25:19] <Bytram> between AG pot and winged dino?
[18:26:20] <Bytram> how about: 2017/03/02 18:29:00
[18:26:56] * Bytram generally prefers to void times at :00, :15, :30, and :45
[18:27:04] <mrpg> why?
[18:27:32] <Bytram> less predictable... human psych...
[18:27:45] <Bytram> folks are more likely to keep trying something when there is NOT a gurantee of success every time
[18:27:54] <mrpg> ok, good, I'l change it
[18:28:05] <Bytram> more a sense of "Oh! I 'won' I just saw a new story!"
[18:28:13] <Bytram> kewel!
[18:28:19] <mrpg> aaaah ok.
[18:29:47] <mrpg> nexus politics, and topic what?
[18:30:04] <Bytram> hmmm. lemme think
[18:30:24] * Bytram wishes he had a ready list of all the topics... oh... wait!
[18:30:41] * Bytram can read HTML
[18:30:50] <mrpg> topic: make america great again blaming the media
[18:31:24] <Bytram> K.I.S.S. "News" ??
[18:31:34] <mrpg> our topics dont work for politics. yes, only news.
[18:32:04] <Bytram> orly? huh. okay then. Looks like "News" it is.
[18:32:59] <mrpg> So, is it nexus politics AND main page? both?
[18:34:15] <Bytram> hmmm
[18:34:27] <Bytram> what was the "Ed note" on the first politics story? there was a mention of it, there.
[18:35:07] <Bytram> okay, no need to explicitly put it on the main page.
[18:35:09] <mrpg> lets see
[18:35:21] <Bytram> By default, all users will see stories in all nexuses
[18:35:38] <Bytram> if they do NOT want to see politics stories, they can deselect it on their preferences page
[18:35:52] <mrpg> ok, so it goes live in 5 minutes, it's utc 1835 now, i'l put it 1840
[18:36:10] * Bytram oges to double-check
[18:36:10] <Bytram> *goes
[18:36:12] <Bytram> https://soylentnews.org
[18:36:38] <Bytram> yep, the 1st politics story was *strictly* in the politics nexus
[18:36:51] <Bytram> excellent!
[18:38:07] <mrpg> there was a politics toiday, I'll set it for tomorrow, ok?
[18:39:35] <Bytram> oh, there was? In that case, sure!
[18:40:35] <mrpg> ok, ready, set for tomorrow 12:10 UTC. Thanks!
[18:41:23] <Bytram> hth!
[18:43:10] <Bytram> ok, I really should make someting to eat... biab
[18:44:50] <mrpg> go bon appetit
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[18:45:44] <Bytram> Merci mon ami!
[18:45:44] <Bytram> Bis spater.
[18:47:00] <mrpg> I took French years ago. Moi, j'ai mangé du poulet, ça va.
[18:50:34] <Bytram> Ich habe nur drei jahren Deutsch getstudiert.
[18:51:12] * Bytram does not feel like messing around with Umlauts atm
[18:51:28] * Bytram can't remember them all that well, either.
[18:53:46] <mrpg> I studied German for 10 minutes. Well, I read a book about it for 10 minutes so yes. And Japanese for 1 1/2 years. And latin for two weeks :-)
[18:55:45] <mrpg> my windows machine wants to reboot. No wait, it is Xubuntu!
[19:01:09] * Bytram taught himself how to read [some] biblical (Koine - κοινὴ ) Greek: https://en.wikipedia.org
[19:03:22] <mrpg> cool
[19:04:45] <Bytram> has been several years since I last tried to read any, am probably quite out of practice
[19:14:27] <Fnord666> mrpg - you got the solar space missions story?
[19:14:40] <mrpg> yes im almost finished
[19:14:54] <Fnord666> k - I'll grab something else
[19:15:01] <Fnord666> I just noticed you were in it also
[19:15:37] <mrpg> good thanks. just finished.
[19:15:53] <Bytram> http://www.symmetrymagazine.org
[19:16:52] <charon> hiyo Bytram, Fnord666, and mrpg
[19:17:01] <mrpg> hi
[19:17:03] <Fnord666> howdy charon
[19:17:05] <Bytram> charon: hiya!
[19:17:49] <charon> mrpg, the story about white house press briefing is pretty old, i personally would suggest deleting it rather than running it
[19:18:25] <charon> it happened over a week ago and has been talked to death everywhere else
[19:18:56] <charon> if we're only doing one politics per day, may as mell make it a good topical story
[19:19:59] <mrpg> good reasoning. Anyone else wants to say something? speak up dont be shy
[19:20:57] <mrpg> meanwhile I'll be working on this "World Health organization lists 12 priority pathogens"
[19:23:45] <Bytram> mrpg: i apologize. I should have recognied that, too. could have saveed you some unnecessary work.
[19:24:09] <mrpg> blame
[19:24:13] <mrpg> I dont have tilde sorry
[19:24:21] <Bytram> ~blame
[19:24:23] <mrpg> ok, how do I delete it?
[19:24:29] <Bytram> but... exec is down atm
[19:24:30] <charon> the bot that does that exploded last night
[19:24:42] <mrpg> what happened to him? stress?
[19:25:01] <Bytram> mrpg: edit the story, and UNCHECK the checkbox next to "Display"
[19:25:18] <Bytram> then add an Ed Note explaining why.
[19:25:19] <charon> we don't know. and cmn32480 is his owner, but he is out of town, so he can't restart exec
[19:28:31] <mrpg> ready.
[19:28:50] <Fnord666> I will talk to you all later. gotta get back to work!
[19:28:57] <mrpg> bye have fun working
[19:29:06] <charon> cheers fnord
[19:29:35] <Fnord666> thanks
[19:31:41] <Bytram> 'fraid that's all I got folks. Seconded a few stories, but just finished lunch and suspect a nap would be a very good idea atm.
[19:32:06] <Bytram> many MANY thanks for rising to the occasion and carrying the slack while us FOGs are out of it. =)
[19:36:51] <mrpg> Go dream of electric sheeps
[19:40:34] <charon> take care bytram
[19:59:40] <mrpg> Give me the "let it glow " story about new photoluminescent compounds. I'll be back in 10 minutes.
[20:00:34] <mrpg> If something happens call my pager/beeper
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[20:33:12] <mrpg> I'm gonna change the title of the submission from let it glow to "let it glow: OIST researchers design new photoluminescent compounds"
[20:34:10] <mrpg> and dont misunderstand me, I've been here listening to demi lovatos' let it go, but like this it sounds a little unprofessional.
[20:35:39] <charon> heh
[21:11:28] <mrpg> should i submit this? http://www.bbc.com
[21:11:45] <mrpg> or this: http://www.bbc.com
[21:22:25] <mrpg> enough for today, have fun, bye.
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