#editorial | Logs for 2017-05-21

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[00:00:53] <cmn32480> charon_, is a socialist worker collective
[00:17:42] <charon_> also Xyem, gewg_ (aka --Original Owner_) is the guy i referred to the other day, who makes a lot of changes to the material he quotes
[00:31:43] <charon_> my god. there are no subs
[00:31:51] <charon_> i could nuke every damned one of them
[00:32:48] * cmn32480 lights the fuse
[00:36:41] <nick> the japan story from takyon and the PKI song are alright
[00:38:16] <takyon> ~eds
[00:38:17] <exec> editor ping for takyon: janrinok zz_janrinok n1 nick martyb Bytram cmn32480 coolhand takyon bytram|away Fnord666 charon GreatOutdoors FatPhil Snow goodie mrpg
[00:38:18] <takyon> https://soylentnews.org
[00:38:21] <upstart> ^ 03Study Into the Mental Resilience of Journalists - SoylentNews
[00:38:22] <takyon> is this bullshit?
[00:38:30] <takyon> doesn't appear to be based on a peer reviewed study
[00:39:08] <charon_> i can't see the source from ym work computer, dunno
[00:40:45] <nick> takyon, the more i read on it the more unimpressed i am about it.
[00:41:09] <takyon> well it's brain scans with a small sample size, which is bad even for peer reviewed research
[00:41:26] <takyon> if it's going to be killed, it should be done soon as it has only been up for about 10 minutes
[00:41:43] <nick> i think an ed note would be better as there's already been comments
[00:42:55] <nick> 'This study has not been peer reviewed. It was launched in association with the London Press Club, and the objective was to determine how journalists can thrive under stress.'
[00:42:58] <nick> or something to that effect
[00:45:27] <nick> the author is a senior lecturer at 'MIT Sloan Executive Education' for whatever that's worth, not much
[00:46:12] <takyon> I read the study and it doesn't look as bad as I thought
[00:46:35] <nick> to her credit, she seems pretty good at getting her writing picked up, google her name and loads of stuff comes up
[00:47:11] <takyon> yeah, and Trump is pretty good at getting his message out on Twiter :D
[00:47:57] <nick> this is true, even today there were apparently billboards around saudi arabia showing Trump's tweets about being for his visit
[00:47:58] <charon_> who knew? most grandpas can't even turn on the DVD player
[00:48:16] <takyon> what's a DVD player?
[00:49:23] <charon_> it's what people used to watch movies before trans-cranial cerebral induction
[00:49:54] <takyon> ah
[00:50:07] <takyon> I see an HD-DVD player on sale. I think I'll pick up that one
[00:51:32] <nick> i ordered an amiga 4000, since i read about 4k being all the rage these days
[00:58:46] * cmn32480 is deleting anyhtign politics that is more than 3 or 4 days old
[00:59:06] <charon_> gewg will love this one: http://www.epi.org
[00:59:06] <upstart> ^ 03Employers steal billions from workers’ paychecks each year: Survey data show millions of workers are paid less than the minimum wage, at significant cost to taxpayers and state economies | Economic Policy Institute
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[02:21:17] <nick> the comment from RedBear is nice
[02:21:32] <cmn32480> yep
[02:21:45] <NCommander> ++
[02:21:48] <cmn32480> and, IMNSHO, spot on
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[02:26:49] <nick> making a point of funding a couple times a year by default is a good idea, but it would have to be ever so slightly annoying
[02:27:43] <chromas> Need a JS banner that slides down with a closeup of NCommander's face
[02:28:12] <chromas> "Soylent is made possible by Readers like you"
[02:29:35] <nick> i kind of like the idea of a variety of paywall parodies
[02:31:17] <cmn32480> I've met NCOmmander chromas
[02:31:23] <cmn32480> you REALLY don't wanna do that
[02:32:26] <NCommander> ............
[02:33:02] * Bytram has met NC not once, but twice... can confirm
[02:33:12] <Bytram> break time
[02:33:23] <Bytram> https://www.bleepingcomputer.com
[02:33:24] <upstart> ^ 03New SMB Worm Uses Seven NSA Hacking Tools. WannaCry Used Just Two
[02:34:11] <chromas> "You gotta pump those numbers, kid!"
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[18:47:23] <Bytram> I just subbed a first *draft* of a follow-on story to yesterday's site update story. Didn't want to risk losing what I wrote, so subbed it in the current state. Need a breather atm. Would very much appreciate feedback!
[18:48:51] <Bytram> break time
[18:48:57] <Bytram> afk
[20:42:58] <Bytram> anybody here?
[20:51:01] * Bytram just finished rewriting "SoylentNews Site Update -- One Day Later -- WOW!"
[20:51:47] <Bytram> and sees that another editor started working on the story 5 minutes ago... I hope they reload the story before saving or all my changes could get lost. :/
[20:52:48] * Bytram re-opens the story in another tab, just in case.
[21:08:45] <n1> howdy
[21:08:50] * Bytram doody?
[21:09:09] <Bytram> howz thjingz in the peanut gallery?
[21:10:22] <n1> things are alright, got invited out for lunch which saved me cooking
[21:10:31] <n1> and was extra appreciated as i didn't get around to making dinner last night
[21:10:34] <n1> how is Bytram
[21:10:45] <Bytram> good, thanks!
[21:10:50] <Bytram> am finishing dinner atm
[21:10:57] <Bytram> hey...
[21:11:28] <Bytram> look at the bottom of an SN paage... who do you see in the site updated story?
[21:12:45] <n1> mrpg
[21:12:46] <Bytram> ==> "SoylentNews Site Update -- One Day Later -- WOW! "
[21:12:46] <Bytram> if you do NOT see anyone working on it, I'd appreciate it if you could give it a looksee and release it for DISPLAY
[21:13:01] <Bytram> nod nod
[21:13:36] <n1> my thought would be to switch it up a bit though and have it release tomorrow
[21:13:47] <Bytram> I re-opened the story in another tab in case my changes got overwritten... we need a better way to know when someone is done with a story.
[21:14:17] <n1> more eyes to see it, i think we did well with the amount of support received given it went up yesterday, with weekends being relatively quiet still
[21:14:33] <Bytram> I had that thought, too... but there's numbers in there that are time sensitive wrt funding status.
[21:15:03] <Bytram> and I want to get the word out to the community aasap to thank them for getting us to our funding goal in just over a day!
[21:15:15] <n1> i agree
[21:15:38] <n1> but it would be helpful still for people who dont frequent the site on weekends to get a nudge about the financial stability of the site
[21:15:46] <Bytram> well, there's some 'issues' about the site's accounting for subscriptions... which I've tried to explain in the story.
[21:16:02] <Bytram> hee hee hee!
[21:16:29] <Bytram> we can release it, now, and then re-release on monday ... [Updated] with new accounting stats
[21:16:31] <n1> the more the better right now really, we don't want to be running another story like this in november when everyones strapped for cash over xmas
[21:16:43] <Bytram> agreed...
[21:17:04] <Bytram> urg, I meant to add a paragraph or so about the founders are still owed $3-4k
[21:17:41] <Bytram> maybe it IS best to wait until monday
[21:17:58] <n1> i think it would be better
[21:18:16] * Bytram only slept about 5hrs last night, and has a company function to attend this evening... need to restrain my enthusiasm, I spose
[21:18:50] <n1> i was very happy to see so many people support us enough to put their own money up for the project
[21:19:02] <Bytram> nod nod
[21:19:41] <Bytram> in case you were wondering, the intro paragraph was intended to remind folks that the whole point of the site is to foster open discussion
[21:19:57] <Bytram> don't know how well I put that out there.
[21:21:07] <Bytram> dinner is catching up with me... feel a nap coming on.
[21:22:27] <Bytram> atm, the site update story is slotted between two normally-scheduled stories... at least we do not have to reset release times on the subsequent stories
[21:23:15] <n1> i think we should just leave it until tomorrow for now
[21:23:17] <n1> go get some rest
[21:23:39] <Bytram> I'm thinking we might want to release it at, say, 2017-05-22 11:00:00 ?? what do you think?
[21:24:03] <Bytram> that would be about 0800 on the US east coast. let the other-ponders have first dibs at it =)
[21:24:12] <n1> sure
[21:24:15] <Bytram> oh wait, it's DST
[21:24:38] <Bytram> ~timr x
[21:24:42] <Bytram> ~time x
[21:24:44] <exec> Sunday, 21 May 2017 @ 9:24 pm UTC - Coordinated Universal Time
[21:24:47] <Bytram> ~time boston
[21:24:50] <exec> Sunday, 21 May 2017 @ 5:24 pm GMT-4 - Boston, MA, USA
[21:25:19] <Bytram> better make it 12:00:00 as that would put it at 0800 eastern.
[21:25:32] <Bytram> I'll leave it in your capable hands...
[21:25:58] <Bytram> and, forgot to mention it, but no less sincere -- good to 'see' you here!
[21:26:14] <Bytram> okay, really got to nap. laters!
[21:30:58] * n1 hat tip
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[23:35:23] <takyon> charon
[23:35:25] <takyon> https://soylentnews.org
[23:35:27] <upstart> ^ 03The OxyContin Cartel: Billionaire Family 16th Richest in the US: SoylentNews Submission
[23:35:46] <takyon> the best way to handle it could be to merge it into the existing Oxycontin story that is going out in several hours
[23:36:22] <takyon> or post it in the comments. don't know
[23:36:36] <takyon> I'll check it later but I assume wired links are still pay/scriptwalled