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[02:52:02] <Fnord666> howdy #editorial
[02:52:08] <Fnord666> ~gday cmn32480
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[13:26:39] * Bytram finishes 2nding xenix part 3 -- adds personal appeal for subscriptions / renewals
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[13:41:19] -!- mode/#editorial [+v janrinok] by Hephaestus
[13:53:28] <Bytram> janrinok: Good day! So good to 'see' you!
[13:55:51] <janrinok> good to be seen. How's things with you?
[13:56:37] <Bytram> doing well, thanks for asking.
[13:56:43] <Bytram> had an absolutely wonderfully exhausting introspective weekend -- still digesting all that I heard
[13:57:17] <Bytram> and... preparing for a nor'easter tomorrow where they are predicting 12"-20" of snow.
[13:57:40] <janrinok> that's a lot of snow - didn't quite understand your first comment though
[13:57:58] <Bytram> went on a retreat over the weekend.
[13:58:08] <janrinok> ah, beginning to become more clear
[13:58:38] <janrinok> you would fit in perfectly here - the French are famous for retreating ...
[13:58:39] <Bytram> first things first, though, hugs to you, S, and your other family members... best wishes for improved health and recovery
[13:58:49] <Bytram> *groan*
[13:58:51] <janrinok> thank you - much appreciated.
[13:59:08] <Bytram> would that there was more that I could do
[13:59:38] <janrinok> you do plenty, and much more than is expected of you.
[13:59:55] <Bytram> you are too kind, fine sir.
[14:00:19] * Bytram wonders what kind of snow storms you get in your area
[14:00:32] <janrinok> I'm feeling much better but the doc assures me I have to go a lot further yet before she will be happy
[14:00:41] * Bytram suspects even a 6-inch storm would wreak havoc
[14:00:53] <Bytram> good to hear you are making progress...
[14:01:11] <janrinok> we had a very light scattering of snow for 1 morning - it had gone by 1200'ish. Being coastal means it is very mild here
[14:01:48] <Bytram> just remember that even though you may feel twice as good as you did a few days ago, you may well be only in half as good shape as you ordinarily would be... IOW do not overdo it. =)
[14:02:05] <janrinok> we will get a reasonable fall of snow perhaps every 5 - 8 years but it doesn't last more than a week or two usually
[14:02:28] <janrinok> yes Dad
[14:02:33] <Bytram> maybe if you brought some milk and cookies the next time you saw the doc, she would feel better?
[14:02:45] <janrinok> although me calling you Dad is a bit of a stretch!
[14:03:08] <Bytram> I know you know, just as well as I do, but it doesn't mean that we actually follow our own advice, n'est pa?
[14:03:36] * Bytram stretches out his gray-going-on-white beard
[14:03:48] <janrinok> I have been out doing some light gardening this morning - under doc's instructions - and it was t-shirt weather. Mid to high teens centigrade
[14:05:07] <janrinok> S goes into a respite home next Monday for 2 weeks so that I can have a total rest (otherwise known as doing as I please without being told off for it...)
[14:05:16] <Bytram> is currently mid-teens here, too, but in Fahrenheit. :/
[14:05:24] <janrinok> not so good
[14:06:32] <Bytram> yeah... I plan to hold off for a while before I do any sun-bathing
[14:07:07] <janrinok> wimp!
[14:07:20] <CoolHand> hello editors
[14:07:35] <janrinok> ~gday CoolHand
[14:07:37] * exec brazenly reverse-engineers a pint of ice cream from CoolHand
[14:08:10] <Bytram> ~gday CoolHand
[14:08:12] * exec allegedly bitchslaps a caravan of terrible puns with CoolHand
[14:08:12] <CoolHand> I just 2nd'ed a buncha stories... I noticed all the ones from this afternoon/early evening come from Ars.. I was thinking about trying to pop a couple between them from other places and move a couple of those back
[14:08:34] <janrinok> go for it
[14:08:55] <janrinok> I've only just got on line for today so I haven't even looked at the queues yet
[14:09:11] <CoolHand> k.. thought it'd be cool, but just thought I'd get 2nd opinion, and let it be known in here the reason.. thanks
[14:09:42] <Bytram> CoolHand: excellent catch! I second JR's appraisal.
[14:09:46] <Bytram> CoolHand++
[14:09:46] <Bender> karma - coolhand: 34
[14:09:48] <janrinok> I'm trying not to worry about the queues so much at present, just do things at a pace that everyone seems happy with
[14:11:09] <janrinok> so I'm enjoying chatting on here while I have a cup of tea, and start at my latest Python program wondering why it isn't working - it is undoubtedly something stupid that I have don
[14:11:11] <janrinok> done*
[14:11:50] * Bytram usually finds that his stupid-coding-thing is something that he has NOT done.
[14:12:25] <janrinok> true - what I will have done is forgotten to do something :)
[14:12:47] <CoolHand> well, enjoying your day is important.. :D
[14:12:59] <janrinok> at present, it certainly is!
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[18:56:43] <Bytram> https://soylentnews.org
[18:56:46] <exec> └─ 13SoylentNews Comments | Xenix 2.2.3c Restoration: Damage Mapping (Part 3)
[19:03:11] <Bytram> raises an excellent point re: the Xenis series... why is it in the "Meta" nexus? Makes no sense to me!
[19:03:36] <Bytram> FYI am changing all articles in the series to be on the "Main Page" instead.
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[19:17:25] <Bytram> https://soylentnews.org
[19:17:34] <exec> └─ 13Xenix 2.2.3c Restoration: Damage Mapping (Part 3) - SoylentNews
[20:02:58] <Bytram> https://soylentnews.org
[20:03:01] <exec> └─ 13SoylentNews Comments | Xenix 2.2.3c Restoration: Damage Mapping (Part 3)
[20:06:23] <Bytram> TheMightyBuzzard: something came up in the comments to NC's Xenix series in that it does not belong in the "Meta" nexus... I concur and changed all the stories to be on "The Main Page"... how hard would it be to add a new nexus for "Original Content" or somesuch?
[20:12:27] <Bytram> NCommander: fatphil raised an interesting question wrt part 3 of your Xenix article: https://soylentnews.org
[20:12:30] <exec> └─ 13SoylentNews Comments | Xenix 2.2.3c Restoration: Damage Mapping (Part 3)
[20:13:27] <Bytram> NCommander: I'm specifically interested in the 2nd point where he quotes:
[20:13:27] <Bytram> "... past the 720k/1.44MiB mark; for example, Windows 95 shipped on 13 floppies, each of which contained 1.61 MiB."
[20:15:01] <Bytram> did each of those disks actually contain 1.61 MiB? NB: I made a change to your original submission in an effort to clarify the phrasing while retaining the original content. Could you please confirm/correct?
[20:45:00] <TheMightyBuzzard> Bytram, not difficult at all.
[20:45:08] <Bytram> kewel!
[20:45:26] <Bytram> I'm open to ideas for the new one...
[20:45:28] <TheMightyBuzzard> i wrote a script to make it take like a couple minutes
[20:45:35] <Bytram> !woot
[20:45:39] <Bytram> !woop
[20:45:39] <Bender> woop woop woop (\/) (;,,;) (\/)
[20:45:45] <Bytram> thas bettah!
[20:45:45] <TheMightyBuzzard> erm, "Original Content"?
[20:45:49] <Bytram> TheMightyBuzzard++
[20:45:49] <Bender> karma - themightybuzzard: 6
[20:46:06] <Bytram> hmmm, how about "SN Exclusive"??
[20:46:11] <TheMightyBuzzard> ninja'd
[20:46:32] * Bytram is brainstorming -- feel free to shoot me down with full cannon fire
[20:46:33] <TheMightyBuzzard> course we ain't the most creative of people. might ask the eds.
[20:46:50] <Bytram> knod gnawed
[20:47:17] <Bytram> hmm, "SN Exclusive" is kinda redundant
[20:48:01] <Bytram> btw, I still see "Community reviews" appearing on two separate lines in the "Section" slashbox.
[20:48:22] <TheMightyBuzzard> that's gonna happen. it's wrapping.
[20:48:29] <TheMightyBuzzard> nothing to be done about it
[20:48:55] <Bytram> sure, there is... "Community&nbsp;Reviews"
[20:49:07] <TheMightyBuzzard> in which case it breaks a word to wrap
[20:49:16] <Bytram> and.. there's a css style atrtribute "nowrap"
[20:49:18] <TheMightyBuzzard> you just lucked out that it didn't
[20:49:33] <TheMightyBuzzard> right, and that'd make the box wider
[20:49:41] <Bytram> white-space: nowrap;
[20:50:11] <Bytram> nbsp == Non-Breaking Space IOW, no line break here
[20:51:04] <TheMightyBuzzard> yes, and to not break the line it would have to grow the element it's in. or overflow into nothingness. neither is acceptable.
[20:52:15] * Bytram just tried nowrap, and the overflow extended past the RHS of the div :(
[20:52:56] <TheMightyBuzzard> figured it might
[20:53:06] <TheMightyBuzzard> expanding the div would be even worse
[20:53:33] <Bytram> devil's advocate mode=on; and why would it be worse?
[20:53:39] <TheMightyBuzzard> we very much rely on a consistent size for that div
[20:54:04] <Bytram> oh, you don't mean... no. really?
[20:54:21] <Bytram> you *know* it is Xpx wide and use that all over the place?
[20:54:43] <TheMightyBuzzard> seriously. as much headaches as we have with layout, that is the one portion that does not give us grief.
[20:55:11] <TheMightyBuzzard> i'd much rather shorten the name of the nexus
[20:56:20] <Bytram> okaaaay
[20:59:25] <Bytram> s/Community/SN/ ??
[20:59:44] * TheMightyBuzzard shurgs
[20:59:46] <Bytram> i.e. "SN Reviews"
[21:00:17] <TheMightyBuzzard> i woulda much rather gone with "Reviews" but we'd foolishly had it as a topic already.
[21:00:27] <Bytram> heh... start a meme? "S.N.O.C" == Soylent News Original Content =)
[21:00:57] <TheMightyBuzzard> needs to be a G
[21:01:09] <Bytram> what needs to be a "G"
[21:01:15] <TheMightyBuzzard> the C
[21:01:29] <Bytram> okay, I bite
[21:01:33] <Bytram> ~define snog
[21:01:34] <exec> [urbandictionary] 03snog: 1. verb; to interface passionately with another being, creating a field of physical obsession and focused arousal +centered+ on the lips, mouth and tongue. 2. verb; to play tonsil hockey 3. verb; to g...
[21:01:49] <Bytram> ahh, yeah. sure!
[21:02:02] <TheMightyBuzzard> brit slang for sucking face
[21:02:10] <Bytram> yeah, i got that.
[21:03:15] <Bytram> I'm kinda liking "SN Reviews" as it comes across both as a noun "These are the things that we have reviewed" and as a verb "SN Reviews $foo"
[21:03:36] <Bytram> brb, lunchis ready
[21:05:44] <Bytram> back (and forth)
[21:06:29] * TheMightyBuzzard wanders off in search of nicotine
[21:49:58] <takyon> xvbdghghg
[23:02:19] <NCommander> Bytram, late to the part, but yes, they were 1.61 MiB floppies, shipped in what Microsoft calls the "Distribution Media Floppy"
[23:02:29] <NCommander> *Format
[23:02:29] <NCommander> https://en.wikipedia.org
[23:02:32] <exec> └─ 13Distribution Media Format - Wikipedia
[23:02:39] <Bytram> cllicky
[23:03:15] <Bytram> nice! TIL today!
[23:03:38] <NCommander> TIL?
[23:03:47] <Bytram> Thing I Learned
[23:04:03] <Bytram> in this case, a recursive acronym!
[23:04:25] <NCommander> TIL TIL :)
[23:04:27] * NCommander ducks
[23:04:33] * Bytram quacks
[23:04:40] * NCommander gets his rifle
[23:04:43] <NCommander> It's duck season
[23:05:07] <Bytram> Be vewy vewy quiet! We are hunting wabbits!
[23:05:25] NCommander is now known as ElmorFudd
[23:05:39] <ElmorFudd> .op
[23:05:46] ElmorFudd is now known as NCommander
[23:06:00] <Bytram> if there is an el-more, is there an el-less fudd?
[23:06:53] <NCommander> This conversation is too philosophical w/o caffeine
[23:07:12] <Bytram> maybe its bovine?
[23:07:29] <Bytram> just needs a little cayene?
[23:07:39] * NCommander glares
[23:09:04] * Bytram puts on some dark sunglasses and whistles
[23:13:48] <Bytram> http://www.nature.com
[23:13:52] <exec> └─ 13Sulfate radicals enable a non-enzymatic Krebs cycle precursor : Nature Ecology & Evolution
[23:14:07] <Bytram> https://www.crick.ac.uk
[23:14:10] <exec> └─ 13Enzyme-free Krebs cycle may have been key step in origin of life on Earth | The Francis Crick Institute
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[23:16:09] <Bytram> ~gday cosurgi
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[23:29:09] * Bytram is pretty well wiped out... gonna take a break, nap, not sure if / when I'll return tonight. Big storm is coming and I can feel it. :(
[23:36:34] <takyon> sdfsdfsdsdfsg
[23:47:46] <chromas> takyon: Mike Pence got to you?