#editorial | Logs for 2017-08-27

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[01:06:54] * Bytram notices the story queue has run dry... hops over to submissions to see if he can push something out quick-like.
[01:07:38] <Bytram> last-scheduled story came out at 22:31 UTC
[01:07:59] <Bytram> ~time x
[01:08:02] <exec> Sunday, 27 August 2017 @ 1:08 am UTC - Coordinated Universal Time
[01:08:15] <Bytram> so, just over 2.5 hr gap since last story went out until now.
[01:09:23] <Bytram> perovskite solar cells
[01:10:18] <Bytram> perovskite solar cells @ 2017-08-27 01:12:00
[01:10:40] <Bytram> ahhh, somebody else just pushed out a story
[01:11:09] <Bytram> perovskite solar cells @ 2017/08/27 03:38:00
[01:11:41] * Bytram is spacing stories @ 141 minutes
[01:12:08] <Bytram> takyon: thanks for pushing pout a story when the story queue ran dry!
[01:12:17] <Bytram> s/po/o/
[01:12:19] <exec> <Bytram> takyon: thanks for pushing out a story when the story queue ran dry!
[01:21:57] <Bytram> takyon: thanks for the uber sub!
[01:24:30] <Bytram> Uber driver tips @ 2017/08/27 05:59:00
[01:28:28] <Bytram> Nuclear waste
[01:35:44] <Bytram> Fnord666: /me waves hello!
[01:35:56] * Fnord666 waves back
[01:36:06] <Bytram> how are you this evening, fine sir?
[01:36:10] <Fnord666> I'll move the steel article forward
[01:36:16] <Fnord666> doing well, thank you.
[01:36:20] <Fnord666> And yourself sir?
[01:36:34] <Bytram> a might bit tired, but had a good and productive day....
[01:36:59] * TheMightyBuzzard hands Bytram some fun before he hits the sack
[01:37:01] <Bytram> helped a couple pick out 50-year wedding anniversary gift... they left all happy =)
[01:37:02] <TheMightyBuzzard> https://www.hardocp.com
[01:37:03] <upstart> ^ 03[H]ardOCP: Burger King Now Has Its Own Cryptocurrency: "Whoppercoin"
[01:37:18] <Bytram> does it take two hands to handle one
[01:37:19] <Bytram> ?
[01:37:21] <Bytram> ;)
[01:37:33] <Fnord666> You dont see that every day
[01:37:43] <Bytram> nod nod
[01:38:05] <Fnord666> ps just finished posting the pee tools story
[01:38:32] <Bytram> did you see my earlier comment hear about spacing stories out? @141 minutes between?
[01:38:59] <Fnord666> I did not but saw the basic cadence you were using and took the pacing from that
[01:39:12] <Bytram> funny thing is, as I was winding up the transaction, an older gentlemen came over and chimed in that he had celebrated his 49th with his wife, and that they could trust me... he had had many excellent transactions with me.
[01:39:17] <Bytram> kewel!
[01:39:35] <Fnord666> nice
[01:40:18] <Bytram> you got that right! Put a big smile on my face...
[01:40:48] <Bytram> can't tell ya how many sales I've let go because I couldn't in good conscience 'sell' them something because I knew it would not work out for them.
[01:41:11] <Fnord666> little things like that make a big difference
[01:41:13] <Bytram> lost out on many sales that way, but the goodwill it builds up is enormous and pays off in the long run.
[01:41:34] <Fnord666> Couldn't agree more
[01:46:09] <Bytram> almost done with the LG jobs story
[01:46:16] <Bytram> @15:13
[01:46:40] <Bytram> 2nding astronaut parts from pee
[01:47:13] <Bytram> need to cut out a bit more from the story... striking paragrpah 3.
[01:47:46] <Fnord666> cool
[01:48:57] <Bytram> hmmm, dept: yellow screwdriver? Oh. heh. I was thinking 'sonic screwdriver'
[01:49:09] <Bytram> sonic yellow screwdriver?
[01:49:25] <Fnord666> yes!
[01:50:12] <Fnord666> 2nding LG story. Moved 10 minutes because I can't math and moved the super steel story
[01:50:45] <Bytram> what's 10 minutes with ~2.5 hr spacing?
[01:51:53] <Bytram> whoops! I just changed your release time for the astronoatu tools story... will fix.
[01:52:32] <Fnord666> lol
[01:52:38] <Bytram> setting it to be @ 2017/08/27 08:21:00
[01:53:56] <Bytram> nope, should be @ 10:41
[01:54:28] <Bytram> THAT's better!
[01:54:39] * Bytram 2nds super steel
[01:56:38] <Fnord666> would the color changing people be related to sneeches with start upon thars?
[01:58:12] * Bytram added a footnote which provides a link to Figure 1
[01:58:27] <Bytram> sorry not folowing you on that one.
[01:59:00] <Bytram> 2nding darkwood creators
[01:59:02] <Fnord666> remember the star bellied sneeches from Dr. Seuss?
[01:59:18] <Bytram> obviously... nope.
[01:59:39] <Fnord666> ok, never mind then
[02:00:03] <Fnord666> that would explain the confusion
[02:00:06] <Bytram> do you recall what story they appeared in?
[02:00:48] <Fnord666> "The Sneetches" by Dr. Seuss
[02:01:00] <Fnord666> https://en.wikipedia.org
[02:01:01] <upstart> ^ 03The Sneetches and Other Stories - Wikipedia
[02:01:14] <Bytram> thasnk!
[02:01:19] <Bytram> umm, thanks!
[02:01:27] * Bytram is in rare topying form tonight!
[02:01:56] <Fnord666> probably a bit of a stretch for the reference anyway
[02:02:03] <Fnord666> and lol re the topying
[02:03:16] <Fnord666> '"The Sneetches" was intended by Seuss as a satire of discrimination between races and cultures, and was specifically inspired by his opposition to antisemitism.[4]
[02:03:16] <Fnord666> '
[02:03:24] <Fnord666> according to wikipedia
[02:04:02] <Fnord666> or actually the item cited as footnote 4 therein
[02:06:39] <Bytram> added a couple paragraphs to the darkwood story
[02:07:03] <Fnord666> ok
[02:07:17] <Fnord666> I wasn't sure how much of the story I wanted to tell in the summary
[02:07:29] <Bytram> split part of the story onto Extended Copy to get the Intro Copy closer to 200 words (which is what I like to aim for as an upper bound)
[02:07:46] <Bytram> yeah, can be tricky.
[02:07:49] <Bytram> comes with practice.
[02:08:16] <Bytram> don't want to quote too muchand risk violating fair use, but also do not want to take out too much and leave out salient parts.
[02:08:40] <Fnord666> looks good now
[02:08:46] <Bytram> mare sea!
[02:09:03] <Bytram> ~arthur e79884
[02:09:07] <exec> 833 stories loaded
[02:09:07] <exec> attempting to submit story: "The World’s Longest Flight Is Coming"
[02:09:15] <Fnord666> I still need to add a dept unless you have thought of one
[02:09:21] <Bytram> oops!
[02:09:27] <Bytram> saw it was missing, but forgot to add one!
[02:09:37] <exec> submission successful - https://soylentnews.org
[02:09:43] <exec> 832 stories loaded
[02:09:49] <Bytram> can we do some word play... maybe along the lines of 'dead weith'
[02:09:55] <Bytram> *dead weight
[02:10:35] <Bytram> deadwood 'deadweight' delights dollar delinquents
[02:10:44] <Bytram> alliteration++
[02:10:44] <Bender> karma - alliteration: 1
[02:10:50] <Bytram> urg
[02:11:12] <Bytram> Huh! I *did* spell that right!
[02:12:42] <Fnord666> well played. done!
[02:12:43] * Bytram once worked for a startup that, had things gone differently, would have sent me to Japan and Australia.
[02:13:05] <Bytram> glad you liked it... is a bit of a stretch, but hey.
[02:13:40] <Fnord666> gotta have a little fun somewhere
[02:13:58] <Bytram> deadwood delights 'deadweight' deadbeats
[02:14:02] <Bytram> is that better?
[02:14:18] <Bytram> nah, like 1st better
[02:14:44] <Bytram> struck the extra space you had at the beginning.
[02:14:58] <Bytram> time to make some dinner... biab
[02:15:09] <Bytram> so nice chatting with ya and...
[02:15:32] <Bytram> want to personally thank you for all the stories you pushed out... you've really picked up a lot of the slack
[02:15:57] <Bytram> and... you are on the cusp of posting your 1,000th story!
[02:15:59] <Bytram> !woop
[02:15:59] <Bender> woop woop woop (\/) (;,,;) (\/)
[02:16:08] <Bytram> okay stomach growls... biab
[02:16:25] * Fnord666 bows humbly
[02:16:45] <Fnord666> enjoy your repast!
[02:17:08] <Fnord666> I'm going to see what Arthur has for us story-wise
[02:20:00] <Fnord666> ~submit https://www.cnet.com
[02:20:34] <exec> submission successful - https://soylentnews.org
[02:23:55] <Bytram> hmmm, on second thought... think I'm gonna eat and then turn in for the evening.
[02:24:11] <Bytram> has been a long day. A good day, but still long nonetheless.
[02:24:43] <Fnord666> ok, have a good evening
[02:24:47] <Bytram> thanks again for all your contributions!
[02:24:53] <Bytram> Fnord666++
[02:24:53] <Bender> karma - fnord666: 21
[02:24:55] <Bytram> Fnord666++
[02:24:55] <Bender> karma - fnord666: 22
[02:24:59] <Fnord666> and pleasant dreams
[02:25:02] <Fnord666> thanks.
[02:25:07] <Bytram> gracias
[02:25:12] <Bytram> a river and a ditch!
[02:25:22] <Bytram> or, my favorite:
[02:25:25] <Fnord666> Thank you as well for all the hard work that you do.
[02:25:30] <Bytram> our feet are stain'
[02:25:35] <Bytram> ugh.
[02:25:39] <Bytram> our feet are stayin'
[02:25:41] <Fnord666> lol
[02:25:50] <Bytram> ciao for now!
[02:26:07] <Fnord666> ciao! A domani.
[02:26:31] <Fnord666> ~submit https://www.sciencedaily.com
[02:26:39] <exec> error: title not found or empty
[02:29:30] <Fnord666> ~submit http://variety.com
[02:30:03] <exec> submission successful - https://soylentnews.org
[02:34:59] <Fnord666> ~arthur 355bb5
[02:35:03] <exec> 833 stories loaded
[02:35:03] <exec> attempting to submit story: "Clowns-only showing of Stephen King's 'It' is worst idea ever"
[02:35:34] <exec> submission successful - https://soylentnews.org
[02:35:40] <exec> 832 stories loaded
[02:37:19] <Fnord666> ~arthur 715da1
[02:37:23] <exec> 832 stories loaded
[02:37:23] <exec> attempting to submit story: "Dad creates app that forces kids to see parents' texts"
[02:37:54] <exec> submission successful - https://soylentnews.org
[02:38:00] <exec> 831 stories loaded
[02:38:40] <Fnord666> ~arthur 51674f
[02:38:42] <exec> it has been only 49 seconds since the last submission - please wait
[02:40:35] <Fnord666> ~arthur 51674f
[02:40:38] <exec> 831 stories loaded
[02:40:38] <exec> attempting to submit story: "Enzyme produced in the liver promotes obesity, fatty liver disease and insulin resistance"
[02:41:09] <exec> submission successful - https://soylentnews.org
[02:41:15] <exec> 830 stories loaded
[02:41:31] <Fnord666> ~arthur a5fdff
[02:41:33] <exec> it has been only 24 seconds since the last submission - please wait
[02:43:29] <Fnord666> ~arthur a5fdff
[02:43:32] <exec> 830 stories loaded
[02:43:32] <exec> attempting to submit story: "General Mills loses bid to trademark yellow color on Cheerios box"
[02:44:08] <exec> error: something went wrong with your submission - maybe try again in a minute
[02:44:30] <Fnord666> ~arthur a5fdff
[02:44:34] <exec> 830 stories loaded
[02:44:34] <exec> attempting to submit story: "General Mills loses bid to trademark yellow color on Cheerios box"
[02:45:04] <exec> error: something went wrong with your submission - maybe try again in a minute
[02:45:55] <Fnord666> ~submit https://arstechnica.com
[02:46:28] <exec> submission successful - https://soylentnews.org
[02:54:10] <Fnord666> ~submit https://arstechnica.com
[02:54:43] <exec> submission successful - https://soylentnews.org
[02:58:22] <Fnord666> ~submit https://www.techdirt.com
[02:58:56] <exec> submission successful - https://soylentnews.org
[03:01:23] <Fnord666> ~submit https://www.sciencedaily.com
[03:01:28] <exec> error: title not found or empty
[03:08:34] <Fnord666> ~arthur 794887
[03:08:37] <exec> 830 stories loaded
[03:08:37] <exec> attempting to submit story: "VW engineer sentenced to 40 month prison term in diesel case"
[03:09:08] <exec> submission successful - https://soylentnews.org
[03:09:14] <exec> 830 stories loaded
[03:11:59] <Fnord666> ~arthur d20ed7
[03:12:03] <exec> 830 stories loaded
[03:12:03] <exec> attempting to submit story: "Your Chevrolet Bolt may have a battery problem"
[03:12:34] <exec> submission successful - https://soylentnews.org
[03:12:40] <exec> 829 stories loaded
[12:56:45] -!- janrinok [janrinok!~janrinok@Soylent/Staff/Editor/janrinok] has joined #editorial
[12:56:45] -!- mode/#editorial [+v janrinok] by Hephaestus
[12:57:38] <Bytram> janrinok: !!
[12:57:51] <Bytram> ~time paris
[12:57:53] <exec> Sunday, 27 August 2017 @ 2:57 pm GMT+2 - Paris, France
[12:58:01] <Bytram> good afternoon!
[12:58:18] * Bytram had to cheat a little to get the time-of-day correct.
[12:59:54] <janrinok> hi Bytram !
[13:00:04] <janrinok> I was just 2nd'ing a few stories
[13:00:05] <cmn32480> ~gday janrinok
[13:00:07] * exec crutchyly runs the Installshield Wizard to set up a potion of Ice-T for janrinok
[13:00:15] <Bytram> bone chewer!
[13:00:21] <janrinok> cmn32480, and it was your stories that I was seconding! Hi cmn!¬
[13:00:29] <cmn32480> I'm running out but I wanted to poke in and say hi since I saw you following up on my story trail
[13:00:34] <Bytram> see my notes in #Soylent about power outage this AM
[13:00:51] <Bytram> outage at my home... not our servers!
[13:00:53] <janrinok> I've noted that evertime I appear, cmn is just leaving!
[13:01:09] <cmn32480> I'm your secret identity
[13:01:32] <Bytram> my monitor had gone dark, btw, so was faced with the question of how to safely shutdown when I couldn't see anything on the screen
[13:01:32] <janrinok> ... or you just don't like me anymore. Give my best to J and the kids!
[13:01:57] <Bytram> thank goodness for being kbd centric
[13:02:15] <janrinok> I'm just kbd eccentric
[13:02:24] <Bytram> windows key, down arrow to open a cmd.exe window, 'hibernate' <enter>
[13:02:27] <cmn32480> my best to S please.
[13:02:34] <janrinok> will do!
[13:02:35] <Bytram> cmn32480: !!
[13:02:36] <cmn32480> a hug a kiss and a giggle
[13:02:45] <janrinok> very kind - and one for her too?
[13:02:50] <Bytram> janrinok: watch out, cmn is hitting on your girl!
[13:02:52] <cmn32480> bytram - open the lid on the laptop
[13:02:59] <Bytram> was already open
[13:03:06] <cmn32480> alrighty
[13:03:10] <Bytram> I have the display go strictly to my 1920x1200 monitor
[13:03:37] <cmn32480> FN->F8
[13:03:45] <Bytram> in retrospect, I could prolly have just momentary-pressed the power button, doh!
[13:03:48] <janrinok> I'm just doing a bit of work on Snedit - my SN editor project
[13:04:02] <cmn32480> find in more of them?
[13:04:08] <Bytram> never got into the habit of using the power button for anything except turning it on
[13:04:29] <janrinok> trying to make it so easy to submit a story that no-one can have the excuse not to ....
[13:04:36] <cmn32480> HA!
[13:04:42] <cmn32480> increase the cruft
[13:04:47] <cmn32480> anyway...
[13:04:50] <cmn32480> I gotts to run
[13:04:50] <Bytram> cruft--
[13:04:50] <Bender> karma - cruft: -1
[13:04:56] <Bytram> cmn32480: have a great day!
[13:04:59] <Bytram> ~weather baltimore
[13:04:59] <janrinok> have a good one cmn32480 !
[13:05:02] <exec> 10Baltimore, MD, USA - currently 71°F / 22°C, partly cloudy, wind NE at 3 mph, humidity 70% - Sunday partly cloudy (64°F:79°F / 18°C:26°C), Monday mostly cloudy (66°F:77°F / 19°C:25°C), Tuesday cloudy (65°F:75°F / 18°C:24°C), Wednesday partly cloudy (68°F:78°F / 20°C:26°C)
[13:05:02] <cmn32480> you gentlemen have a good day
[13:05:11] <cmn32480> ~gday bytram
[13:05:13] * exec arrogantly flicks a sacful of supernintendo chalmers at bytram
[13:05:13] <Bytram> looks like you will have good weather, at least!
[13:05:16] <cmn32480> ~gday janrinok
[13:05:18] * exec literally connects a socket of Uranus to janrinok
[13:05:22] <Bytram> ~gday cmn32480
[13:05:24] * exec brazenly violates a shitton of undefined behavior with cmn32480
[13:05:39] <cmn32480> janrinok wins
[13:05:51] <janrinok> Bytram, I actually edited a full story yesterday!
[13:06:13] <janrinok> ... but don't tell anybody
[13:06:15] <Bytram> !woop
[13:06:15] <Bender> woop woop woop (\/) (;,,;) (\/)
[13:06:17] * cmn32480 noted that odd name in the queue
[13:06:19] <Bytram> janrinok++
[13:06:19] <Bender> karma - janrinok: 52
[13:06:27] <Bytram> how are you feeling?
[13:06:37] <janrinok> my karma is the same as my ID - that must be an omen
[13:07:11] <Bytram> lol!
[13:07:15] <Bytram> get a new nick?
[13:07:19] <Bytram> !uid
[13:07:20] <Bender> The current maximum UID is 6683, owned by bunglist
[13:07:30] <janrinok> I haven't worn the old one out yet, have I?
[13:08:14] * Bytram gifts janrinok with a free extended warranty
[13:08:33] <Bytram> which reminds me, I think my subscription might be approaching expiration
[13:09:59] * Bytram is reading a *very* interesting story about Elon Musk: http://www.esquire.com
[13:10:30] <Bytram> hmmm... Your subscription ends 2017-09-02 UTC.
[13:10:45] <janrinok> I thought that Esquire was one of those magazines that men read for the pictures ....
[13:10:46] <Bytram> I renew it about once a month to make sure the reminders still go out.
[13:10:57] <Bytram> not that I am aware of
[13:11:04] <Bytram> oh, yep.
[13:11:15] <janrinok> I must be of that age that remembers things like tht
[13:11:19] <Bytram> a GQ for men
[13:11:39] <Bytram> well, I guess the "G" is for Gentlemen... doh!
[13:11:40] -!- mrpg [mrpg!~m@Soylent/Staff/Editor/mrpg] has joined #editorial
[13:11:40] -!- mode/#editorial [+v mrpg] by Hephaestus
[13:11:41] <janrinok> that sort of thing, with scantily clad ladies in all of the adverts
[13:11:54] <Bytram> never read it... couldn't say
[13:12:02] <Bytram> the story, though, is exceptiojnally well written
[13:12:05] <Bytram> mrpg: !!
[13:12:36] <janrinok> I see that Fnord666 is still sitting at 999 stories - I think he is waiting for me to go to sleep or something
[13:12:45] <mrpg> Hi everyone!
[13:13:06] <janrinok> mrpg, hello from a voice from your past!
[13:13:28] <Bytram> janrinok: if he's anything like me, likes to put out a better than average at 'interesting' story counts.
[13:13:38] <Bytram> mrpg: how are you this day?
[13:13:53] <janrinok> stories of my death have been slightly exaggerated
[13:14:03] <Bytram> btw, looks like Houston, TX has been hit with something like 10 inches of rain over the past few days: http://w1.weather.gov
[13:14:05] <mrpg> janrinok: how are you? I heard you were not so good.
[13:14:17] <mrpg> bytram: fine, just wake up.
[13:14:41] <Bytram> nod nod
[13:14:43] <janrinok> still breathing, cannot speak for more than a few moments, but otherwise I can still do most things
[13:15:10] <mrpg> good
[13:15:58] <janrinok> S has an appt tomorrow at the hospital, I have to have and operation sometime in the near future, my FIL is still quite poorly, and - worst of all - I am forbidden from going on the site too much
[13:16:24] <Bytram> thanks for the update
[13:16:46] * Bytram wishes a speedy recovery to our nearly-silent editor
[13:17:01] <janrinok> I wrote it with a smile on my face - things aren't too bad or, more correctly, could be a whole lot worse
[13:17:46] <Bytram> attitude is the KEY thing in life
[13:17:49] <mrpg> a slow recovery is better than no recovery
[13:17:58] <janrinok> oh, I've got bags of attitude!
[13:17:59] <Bytram> that's for sure!
[13:18:10] <Bytram> I bet they got stuffed, eh?
[13:18:23] <Bytram> hrm, that sounded better when I thought it in my mind.
[13:18:33] * Bytram is rather under caffeinated this AM
[13:18:49] <janrinok> didn't sound bad to me - which suggests that I didn't understand it properly
[13:20:05] <Bytram> no, means you understood the intent instead of the potentially misinterpretted barb... you has a good attitude, indeed!
[13:26:47] <janrinok> time for a cup of Rosie Lee, chai, brown nectar, etc iow tea
[13:27:25] <Bytram> lol! Enjoy!
[13:27:43] <janrinok> I always do - a pleasure that even age cannot take from me
[13:29:40] <Bytram> =) =) =)
[13:31:50] <Bytram> and... it's time for me to get going about my day.
[13:31:55] <Bytram> was so nice chatting with you!
[13:32:29] <Bytram> Give my best to S and FIL -- and *really* appreciate 'seeing' you here and chipping in on occasion. Bring back many happy memories!
[13:32:32] <Bytram> laters!
[13:32:59] <janrinok> have a good one! Take care, S sends you a big hug and kiss back - more than I got!
[13:33:18] <mrpg> bye
[13:33:29] <mrpg> see you soon
[13:35:08] <mrpg> There are good articles in sciendaily but i just woke up, i read and try to understand but no :-)
[13:36:31] <mrpg> im trying to do the liver one but im distracted.
[13:37:08] <mrpg> i blame the internet, the cell phone, and the hour, 9am.
[13:48:08] <janrinok> sounds reasonable - you could always blame the rain in Texas too!
[14:12:36] <mrpg> good idea
[14:13:13] <mrpg> there's a movie about texas separating from the US or something.
[14:15:50] <mrpg> high fat enzyme liver thing - ready
[14:24:09] <mrpg> im going to eat. bye take care.
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[14:29:40] <janrinok> bye - sorry I was distracted
[14:29:53] -!- janrinok has quit [Quit: Leaving]
[21:56:07] <Fnord666> Howdy #editorial!
[23:57:23] * Bytram pops in and looks around
[23:57:31] * Bytram waves a belated greeting to Fnord666