#editorial | Logs for 2017-04-24

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[00:28:07] <Bytram> nick: Hey! Thanks SO MUCH for helping fill the story queue! Was looking pretty grim there for a bit!
[00:29:01] <Bytram> nick++
[00:29:01] <Bender> karma - nick: 11
[00:29:02] <Bytram> nick++
[00:29:03] <Bender> karma - nick: 12
[00:29:03] <Bytram> nick++
[00:29:03] <Bender> karma - nick: 13
[00:31:45] <nick> the google books story is good, but really hard to pick a couple paragraphs to make a summary
[00:33:16] <Bytram> yeah, I looked at it as well... even read the entire linked article
[00:33:52] <Bytram> there are some folks who could read such a work and quickly craft a couple paragraphs summarizing it... I can do it, but NOT quickly!
[00:46:37] <nick> i just did the UK election submission, but i added quite a bit to it
[00:46:42] <nick> so please check it over if you have a minute
[00:48:00] <Bytram> would be happy to!
[00:58:14] <Bytram> only minor stuff for the most part. Personal pet peeve is that many publications include "The" as part of their name, e.g. "The Guardian" -- checked each site and updated as needed in the list of related stories
[00:58:18] <Bytram> nick++
[00:58:19] <Bender> karma - nick: 14
[00:59:23] <Bytram> btw, really appreciate the view from *your* side of the pond -- makes much more sense when explained by someone who has lived there!!
[01:00:47] <charon> hiyo editorial
[01:01:02] <charon> man, today was rough at work
[01:02:59] <Bytram> charon: hiyo!
[01:03:15] <Bytram> pull up a chair by the fire and put your feet up for a spell
[01:03:26] <Bytram> btw, this looks interesting:
[01:03:26] <Bytram> http://www.massgeneral.org
[01:03:29] <exec> └─ 13Effects of alcoholism on the brain's reward system appear to be different in women than in men - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
[01:03:34] <Bytram> http://dx.doi.org
[01:03:38] <exec> └─ 13Elsevier: Article Locator Error - Article Not Recognized
[01:03:43] <Bytram> lol
[01:04:00] * charon collapses into a puddle and raises a finger in greeting to Bytram
[01:04:34] * Bytram deflects Mr Freeze from his obvious, nefarious intent and offers some crumpets and tea
[01:04:40] <Bytram> http://www.psyn-journal.com
[01:04:47] <exec> └─ 13Gender dimorphism of brain reward system volumes in alcoholism - Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging
[01:05:12] <charon> that finding is not surprising. nor is the fact that no one has noticed it until now
[01:05:53] <charon> "since all previous studies have been done in men,” says co-author Gordon Harris, PhD,
[01:07:31] <charon> how's Bytram today?
[01:07:32] * Bytram wonders why researchers would not be interested in running studies with [formerly] alcoholic women?
[01:08:07] <Bytram> okay; recuperating from a long week at work and procrastinating on some tasks I should otherwise be doing. =)
[01:09:02] <charon> i sympathize.
[01:10:13] <Bytram> what was so tiring about today's efforts?
[01:10:15] <charon> work kicked my ass today. barely made it to the grocery store on the way home
[01:10:34] <Bytram> heh. /me got groceries after work yesterday, too.
[01:11:12] <Bytram> https://www.cnet.com
[01:11:14] <exec> └─ 13Are you lying about having read the 'Lord of the Rings' books? - CNET
[01:11:15] <charon> i was alone for 6 hours on the 2nd busiest day of the week. no bathroom/food breaks
[01:11:29] <Bytram> speechless
[01:11:36] <Bytram> that sucks!
[01:12:16] <charon> tons of customers, lifting heavy machines into people's cars for them, diagnosing broken tools, teaching how to use tools so as not to break them
[01:12:25] <charon> in other words: the usual
[01:12:27] <Bytram> you gotta learn the tilt head forward, look studiously at the tiles, and stride to the restroom technique (TM))
[01:13:12] <charon> hah
[01:13:15] <Bytram> it took practice, but after a couple holiday seasons I got sufficiently proficient at it that I was [mostly] able to maintain my sanity
[01:13:35] <charon> unfortunately i have an outside door which cannot be unattended
[01:13:47] <Bytram> "Will be with you as soon as I can"
[01:13:54] <charon> so to get a break, i need to have someone come down and at least pretend they belong
[01:14:27] <Bytram> and did you?
[01:14:54] <charon> no time. pretty much wall to wall customers
[01:14:55] <Bytram> So long as it is easier for someone to keep doing what they have been doing than it is for them to change... they ain't gonna change.
[01:15:19] <Bytram> the Powers-that-be need to see the consequences
[01:15:35] <Bytram> btw, there's some laws about mandatory breaks and meal times
[01:15:56] <charon> i more or less agree with you. the problem is that the managers are not the ones who feel the pinch, it's my fellow sloggers in the trenches
[01:16:07] <Bytram> I don't recall what they are,exactly, for your state, but it is (well, at least was) pretty progressive in that realm when I worked there.
[01:16:30] <charon> yeah, it is pretty illegal to work over 6hrs without a meal break
[01:16:43] <Bytram> then they understand and can at least cover you for 5 minutes so you can pee and put your head back on straight -- they'll want to do the same.
[01:16:58] <Bytram> they == cow-=orkers
[01:17:03] <charon> moo
[01:17:08] <Bytram> oui!!!!!!
[01:17:13] <Bytram> heh
[01:17:23] <Bytram> We Wii? Oui! Wheeeeee!
[01:18:03] <charon> isn't that trademarked by nintendo?
[01:18:28] <Bytram> we we, miss your!
[01:18:43] <nick> moooo
[01:18:52] <Bytram> ROFL!
[01:19:14] <charon> hiyo nick
[01:19:16] <Bytram> sounds like a comment from an Anonymous COWard
[01:19:49] <charon> that's what we should have done for AFD. made it Anonymous Cow for the day
[01:19:57] <nick> Anonymoos Cow
[01:20:03] <charon> ding
[01:21:48] <Bytram> So, onward and coward?
[01:26:55] <Bytram> ~seen Azrael
[01:26:57] <exec> Bytram, Azrael was last seen in #editorial 172 days, 4 hours, 38 minutes, 55 seconds ago with message: zz_janrinok: sad to hear that, our thoughts are with you
[01:27:11] <Bytram> :(
[01:28:52] <nick> somewhat amusing political event of the day.... during his one-on-one interview with Associated Press, Trump made at least 15 "(unintelligible)" comments
[01:29:21] <Bytram> truth in journalism, eh?
[01:32:15] <nick> it's quite an amusing read in general, when asked about his 'first 100 days plan' he rambled on about flexibility, north korea, china and then offered the interviewer a coke.
[01:32:24] <charon> funny. if they journalist likes you, they edit those parts out
[01:32:32] <chromas> Should've offered a Pepsi
[01:32:46] <Bytram> Seinfeld
[01:33:06] <charon> #yt grouplove ways to go
[01:33:06] <MrPlow> https://www.youtube.com
[01:33:28] <nick> 'So you have to have a certain flexibility, Number One. Number Two, from the time I took office till now, you know, it's a very exact thing. It's not like generalities. Do you want a Coke or anything?'
[01:33:59] <nick> TRUMP: No, because much of the foundation's been laid. Things came up. I'll give you an example. I didn't put Supreme Court judge on the 100 (day) plan, and I got a Supreme Court judge.
[01:33:59] <nick> AP: I think it's on there.
[01:33:59] <nick> TRUMP: I don't know. ...
[01:34:23] <Bytram> lol
[01:34:39] <nick> AP: Can I ask you, over your first 100 days — you're not quite there yet — how do you feel like the office has changed you?
[01:34:39] <nick> TRUMP: Well the one thing I would say — and I say this to people — I never realized how big it was. Everything's so (unintelligible) like, you know the orders are so massive. I was talking to —
[01:35:13] <nick> ' every decision is much harder than you'd normally make. (unintelligible) ... This is involving death and life and so many things. ... So it's far more responsibility. (unintelligible) ....The financial cost of everything is so massive, every agency. '
[01:35:52] <Bytram> Doh! It's the POTUS! What did you EXPECT?
[01:35:58] <nick> TRUMP: Well in business, you don't necessarily need heart, whereas here, almost everything affects people. So if you're talking about health care — you have health care in business but you're trying to just negotiate a good price on health care, et cetera, et cetera. You're providing health. This is (unintelligible). Here, everything, pretty much everything you do in government, involves heart, whereas in business, most things don't involve heart.
[01:35:58] <nick> AP: What's that switch been like for you?
[01:35:58] <nick> TRUMP: In fact, in business you're actually better off without it.
[01:36:47] <charon> the fifth element is love
[01:36:57] <Bytram> GREAT flick!
[01:37:15] <nick> TRUMP: You have to love people. And if you love people, such a big responsibility. (unintelligible) You can take any single thing, including even taxes. I mean we're going to be doing major tax reform. Here's part of your story, it's going to be a big (unintelligible). Everybody's saying, "Oh, he's delaying." I'm not delaying anything. I'll tell you the other thing is (unintelligible).
[01:37:16] <Bytram> what was her name? LeeLoo?
[01:37:31] <charon> something like that
[01:37:49] <charon> i've seen it but i'm not fond of it myself
[01:38:23] <Bytram> wasn't much impressed on first viewing, but it has grown on me over theyears
[01:39:07] <charon> hah, i don't think the "liberal media" is super biased, but you can't tell me that they would not have cleaned up that transcript for someone else
[01:39:54] <Bytram> yikes... maybe that IS the cleaned up version?
[01:39:57] <charon> lol
[01:40:36] <Bytram> found it: Leeloominaï Lekatariba Lamina-Tchaï Ekbat De Sebat
[01:40:48] <Bytram> aka "Leeloo"
[01:41:30] <charon> mooltipass
[01:43:09] <Bytram> yup
[01:47:01] <charon> Bytram: lol, i should have known that tarantula story was yours from the department
[01:47:47] <Bytram> was only given a link to the story... was a bit of work to put something together out of it.
[01:48:00] <Bytram> btw, Should I take that as a complement?
[01:48:11] <charon> if you think bad puns are a good thing...
[01:48:50] <charon> the story itself is great
[01:49:05] <Bytram> eye bee leave their grate!
[01:49:47] <Bytram> otoh, the tarantula has EIGHT eyes. Imagine the sunglasses!
[01:49:58] <Bytram> break time... biab
[02:08:56] <paulej72> Meow
[02:13:44] <Bytram> Woof!
[02:14:33] * nick eats and anonymoos cow
[02:15:25] <paulej72> The only problem is it crashes after I get a text message
[02:16:21] <paulej72> It's so much more like the ones you can get on a day and I have a dark side
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[02:50:14] <nick> takyon,
[03:08:05] <Bytram> https://arstechnica.com
[03:08:07] <exec> └─ 13If you live inland, don’t think sea level rise won’t affect you | Ars Technica
[03:08:40] <Bytram> https://arstechnica.com
[03:08:43] <exec> └─ 13Chrome, Firefox, and Opera users beware: This isn’t the apple.com you want | Ars Technica
[03:08:45] <Bytram> and...
[03:08:53] <Bytram> https://www.theregister.co.uk
[03:08:55] <exec> └─ 13That apple.com link you clicked on? Yeah, it's actually Russian • The Register
[03:09:28] <Bytram> https://www.еріс.com/
[03:10:21] <Bytram> https://аpple.com/
[03:10:33] <Bytram> ^^ neither of those is what it appears to be
[03:11:54] <Bytram> FMI: https://www.xudongz.com
[03:11:56] <exec> └─ 13Phishing with Unicode Domains - Xudong Zheng
[03:31:36] <nick> reading the el reg article
[03:34:59] <nick> thats a good story
[03:40:20] * Bytram saw the story first on Ars Technica, might want to run it as a PSA -- not just for our community, but also for friends/family who might be more easily suckered into clicking on a bum link
[03:40:44] <Bytram> and, with that, is time for me to hit the sack.
[03:40:49] <Bytram> ~gnight #editorial
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[03:41:02] <Bytram> nick: hat tip
[03:42:49] * nick hat tip
[11:12:29] <Bytram> https://myers.io
[11:12:32] <exec> └─ 13The Joel Test for 2017 - myers.io
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[19:32:48] <Azrael> Bytram: yoyo
[20:46:24] * nick falls off his chair
[20:46:28] <nick> its Azrael !
[22:42:24] <Bytram> Azrael: He's Alive!! So good to 'see' you pop in! Hope all is well with ya, too!
[22:45:20] <Azrael> yes thanks, you all well too? :)
[22:50:08] <Bytram> you're still here/ YAY!
[22:50:21] <Bytram> I'm good. tired, but good. You?
[23:02:54] <Bytram> Azrael: oh, you answered that already... Doh!
[23:02:55] <Bytram> /me just got home from work a short while ago, is eating dinner, and trying to catch up on scroll-back and 2nding stories.
[23:07:52] <Bytram> break time -- dishes
[23:16:55] <Bytram> back
[23:51:19] <Bytram> 2nding completed