#editorial | Logs for 2017-08-29

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[00:00:25] <Fnord666> chromas - fixed. Thanks for spotting it
[00:01:30] <Bytram> I've notice that ampersand chars sometimes get 'digested' along the way
[00:01:49] <Bytram> that should have been: "&hl=en"
[00:28:09] <Fnord666> Bytram - I looked over the Houston piece and it looks good to me. I touched up a few words here or there, maybe a comma or two, but nothing of significance.
[00:29:29] <Bytram> thanks SO much!
[00:30:20] <Bytram> I was not really pleased with the tone of the original submission, so added the extra links, and then added a new overview, and then added the Houston Chronicle piece about why it might not have been a good idea to mandate evacuations
[00:32:22] <Fnord666> Definitely an improvement on the original submission and a more neutral tone.
[00:32:37] <Bytram> glad you agree
[00:33:08] <Fnord666> The article from the chronicle was a good find as well.
[00:33:39] <Bytram> thanks! I thought so, too. Couldn't believe I just happened to stumble upon it... and just in the nick of time!
[00:33:43] <Bytram> whereto? http://go.theregister.com
[00:33:44] <upstart> ^ 03Intel ME controller chip has secret kill switch • The Register ( https://www.theregister.co.uk )
[00:33:50] <Fnord666> Hopefully there will be followup piece that asks the question about what, if anything was learned from 2005
[00:34:15] <Bytram> Well, THAT is obvious! Next time they are going to need a much bigger umbrella!
[00:34:43] <Fnord666> everything IS bigger in Texas after all.
[00:35:03] <Fnord666> I'm sure Nevada would take some of the water off their hands.
[00:35:39] <Bytram> in that case, gonna need a much bigger bucket, too!
[00:35:40] <Bytram> =)
[00:37:25] <Bytram> Fnord666: FYI, they/we are about to migrate neon -- which IIRC -- is one of our redundant front-end servers
[00:37:40] <Bytram> nope. backend servers
[00:38:09] <Fnord666> I was kinda wondering what was up
[00:38:23] <Fnord666> but just following along
[00:38:38] <Fnord666> or down as the case may be
[00:39:25] <Bytram> YoYo vs YOLO ??
[00:39:33] <Bytram> ping neon
[00:39:38] <Bytram> oops wrong window
[00:39:42] <Fnord666> WRT Houston I also expect to see a piece at some point about Hams and the ARRL working with FEMA, etc. to provide communcations support into and out of the area
[00:39:57] <Bytram> nod nod
[00:40:13] <Fnord666> a lot of times that's the only comm in or out of a disaster area
[00:47:14] <Bytram> no first hand experience here, but had a couple friends over the years who were into it.
[00:56:36] <Bytram> Fnord666: I should prolly put up a 'Meta' story to the community about the migration.
[00:57:44] <Fnord666> yeah, probably. Do you think anyone was/will be impacted?
[00:58:24] <Fnord666> What is being migrated anyway?
[01:00:26] <Fnord666> Let me know if you want a particular time and I'll move anything that needs it.
[01:04:11] <Bytram> obliged
[01:04:13] <Bytram> nearly done
[01:09:20] <Fnord666> k
[01:10:15] <Bytram> first draft type, hits Preview
[01:11:41] * Bytram clicks Submit Story
[01:12:56] <Fnord666> off to check out the queue
[01:13:27] <Fnord666> assuming the site loads
[01:13:44] <Fnord666> Error 503 Service Unavailable
[01:14:09] <Bytram> urk
[01:14:27] <Fnord666> Guru Meditation:
[01:14:27] <Fnord666> XID: 1188907471
[01:14:27] <Fnord666> Varnish cache server
[01:14:38] <Bytram> waiting for Soylentnews...
[01:15:03] <Bytram> took a while, but I just saw the sub queue come up okay.
[01:15:40] <Fnord666> ok, front page came up that time
[01:15:44] <Fnord666> took a while
[01:15:54] <Bytram> suggestion for new title for the story: Server Migrations - fluorine and neon and helium, Oh my!
[01:16:05] <Fnord666> nice
[01:16:07] <Bytram> yep, was slow for me, too.
[01:16:24] <Bytram> capitalization is important and intentional... server names are *lowercase*
[01:16:52] <Fnord666> yup
[01:16:59] <Fnord666> got a link for what ipnd is?
[01:17:04] <Bytram> nope
[01:17:07] <Bytram> ~g ipnd
[01:17:09] <exec> [google] www.acma.gov.au/.../IPND/integrated-public-number-database-numbering-i-acma
[01:17:18] <Bytram> nope, that ain't it
[01:17:55] <Fnord666> yeah, tried that already
[01:18:21] <TheMightyBuzzard> Fnord666, instant payment notifications daemon
[01:18:35] <Fnord666> grassy ass
[01:18:43] <Bytram> ahhh
[01:19:09] * Bytram recognizes it now that it was explained, but could not recall it for nothing
[01:19:20] <TheMightyBuzzard> lets us know when someone sends us moneys as well as the callback we receive during the transaction. unlike the callback though, they'll keep trying to send the ipn until it gets through.
[01:19:57] <Fnord666> how would you describe slashd?
[01:20:12] <TheMightyBuzzard> fucked up reimplementation of a cron daemon in perl
[01:20:49] <Fnord666> ah the magic that makes the site run
[01:20:53] <Bytram> somewhat, but not entirely, unlike warm tea
[01:21:25] * Bytram does not recall the exact HHGTTG reference, but would be nice to work that in somehow
[01:21:39] <TheMightyBuzzard> almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea
[01:22:53] <Bytram> TheMightyBuzzard++
[01:22:53] <Bender> karma - themightybuzzard: 10
[01:23:09] <TheMightyBuzzard> hot goes without saying when coming from a brit
[01:23:40] <Bytram> you a brit?
[01:23:54] <TheMightyBuzzard> ye gods no
[01:24:05] <TheMightyBuzzard> DA was though, wasn't he?
[01:24:29] <Bytram> oh him, yes!
[01:28:01] <Fnord666> so should flourine, et al be refered to as Linodes, Linode instances, servers, ???
[01:28:10] <Fnord666> s/refered/reffered/
[01:28:12] <exec> <Fnord666> so should flourine, et al be reffered to as Linodes, Linode instances, servers, ???
[01:28:16] <Fnord666> doh!
[01:29:37] <TheMightyBuzzard> servers is fine
[01:29:46] <Fnord666> ok, thanks
[01:29:57] <TheMightyBuzzard> they're not really but folks know what we're talking about
[01:30:19] <Bytram> TheMightyBuzzard: thought you might be interest in this: https://www.theregister.co.uk
[01:30:19] <upstart> ^ 03Intel ME controller chip has secret kill switch • The Register
[01:30:32] <TheMightyBuzzard> oh?
[01:30:40] <Bytram> =)
[01:31:18] <Bytram> Intel's comment:
[01:31:22] <Bytram> "In response to requests from customers with specialized requirements we sometimes explore the modification or disabling of certain features," Intel's spokesperson said. "In this case, the modifications were made at the request of equipment manufacturers in support of their customer's evaluation of the US government's 'High Assurance Platform' program. These modifications underwent a limited validation cycle and are not an officially
[01:31:24] <Bytram> supported configuration."
[01:31:46] <Bytram> IOW YMMV
[01:32:12] <Bytram> and, with that, I think I'm gonna hit the sack... pretty wiped out.
[01:32:14] <Bytram> allergies--
[01:32:14] <Bender> karma - allergies: -2
[01:32:29] <Bytram> good chatting /working with ya!
[01:32:41] <Bytram> ~gnight TheMightyBuzzard
[01:32:42] * exec metrosexually hangs a trigger warning sign about an armpit of milksteak on TheMightyBuzzard
[01:32:46] <Bytram> ~gnight Fnord666
[01:32:48] * exec dexterously integrates a dong of kryptonite watermelon with Fnord666
[01:32:59] <Fnord666> ~gnight Bytram
[01:33:01] * exec abrasively prepares a FAT12 volume of No Mas! for Bytram
[01:33:01] <TheMightyBuzzard> ~gnight Bytram
[01:33:03] * exec suspiciously refactors a shoe of tongue awareness month for Bytram
[01:33:23] <Bytram> dont think anyone won any of those.
[01:33:49] <Bytram> toodles!
[01:34:35] <Fnord666> ta
[02:11:12] <Fnord666> I guess your story's gonna need some editing...
[02:11:32] <Bytram> Fnord666: perhaps
[02:11:44] <Fnord666> perhaps
[02:11:56] <cmn32480> perhaps
[02:13:23] <takyon> TheMightyBuzzard
[02:13:33] <takyon> 403 Forbidden everywhere
[02:13:37] <TheMightyBuzzard> ya, is broke
[02:18:42] <Bytram> Fnord666: updated story:
[02:18:42] <Bytram> <p>We did not anticipate any problems... but are finding that some things are loading slowly and we are occasionally getting 403 and 503 errors. We are working on it and hope to have things back to normal soon.</p>
[02:19:28] <Fnord666> k
[02:20:05] <cmn32480> blame
[02:20:09] <cmn32480> ~blame
[02:20:10] * exec points at Bytram
[02:20:42] * cmn32480 gives up on editing for the night
[10:32:32] <Bytram> http://www.bbc.co.uk
[10:32:36] <upstart> ^ 03The elevators that go sideways as well as up and down - BBC News ( http://www.bbc.co.uk )
[10:33:01] <Bytram> Willy Wonka Approved!
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[22:17:12] <mrpg> hi
[22:26:46] <Deucalion> hi
[22:30:31] <mrpg> i was watching kitchen nightmares U.S. so fun
[22:38:23] <Deucalion> Gordon getting all dramatic again? As per every previous episode and every episode since? He wanted to be a soccer player once I hear then became a chef and self publicist when he got a bruise... once... in primary school.
[22:43:52] <Deucalion> No doubt buckets of human remains were found dripping in the fridge right above the salad drawer, then in the external fridge some green chicken and prawns. And balanced on top of the fridge was the cremated remains of the previous restaurant owners that was being mistaken for peppercorns and being ground into the peppery salad. Gordon shouts "SHUT IT DOWN - YOU'LL KILL SOMEONE", service stops and the next day a miracle happens and the
[22:43:52] <Deucalion> whole place is transformed, the recalcitrant sous chef is now head chef and Gordon saves the day again.
[22:44:19] * Deucalion apologises for exporting the Gordon Ramsey (but good riddance)
[22:45:35] <mrpg> So far he hasn't called anyone "dicknick" hehehe
[22:45:55] <Deucalion> I call it as I see it :P
[22:47:26] <mrpg> hehe good
[22:48:50] <Deucalion> It irks me he succeeds with that BS, but if people lap it up and pay...... well he's in the best nation for that I guess - not for me to denigrate the guy other than to snipe at the obvious shallow BS... no idea how he sleeps at night though. I wasn't born for the BS era.
[22:49:49] <Deucalion> assert mrpg="dicknick"; fail 0
[22:50:05] <Deucalion> damn :D
[22:50:57] <mrpg> the UK version is way different, he doesnt yell, he whispers.
[22:51:33] <mrpg> i remember the lady owner dancing, oohh my goood
[22:51:41] <Deucalion> More F bombs in the UK version... we're not shy of the vernacular
[22:52:01] <Deucalion> Lady owner? Sam Fox episode?
[22:53:19] <mrpg> i dont remeber the name, wait.
[22:53:51] <mrpg> prohibition grille
[22:54:31] <Deucalion> She was a titsout newspaper "model" - no talent other than having large breasticles. Think I last saw her on some reality TV running a bar, somewhere.... it was a teenage breasticle fascination gone in an instant :D
[22:55:11] <mrpg> the girl from the eighties? ah ok i remember her.
[23:12:07] <mrpg> how do i send a message to someone here? it is a command like note or say or something. or shout. or something.
[23:12:39] <mrpg> lets see i have a ping
[23:13:11] <mrpg> no, that a normal ping.
[23:13:21] <mrpg> mrpg
[23:15:23] <mrpg> bytram: I'm going to run the crowfunding story for a linux phone, i hope it is not a 'soyvertisement'
[23:24:43] <Deucalion> You could /msg Bytam $your message$ OR depending on your IRC client, right click him in the list and "Open Dialog Window" which achieves the same, or just say Bytram in any channel he's in to annoy him with name pings next he comes online....
[23:25:19] <Deucalion> * Ping reply from mrpg: 3.201 second(s)
[23:26:16] <mrpg> ther's a notice command
[23:26:17] <Deucalion> seems legit given my current diffuculty staying online at all
[23:26:50] <mrpg> im on pidgin.
[23:26:51] <Deucalion> indeed there is a notice command.... feel free to use it, no-one will shoot you
[23:27:13] <mrpg> done
[23:27:50] <mrpg> once i had a message but pidgin didnt show it to me, i saw it a week later when i connected with thunderbird.
[23:35:23] <mrpg> Say someone is offline, how can I send a message to that person (dicknick) so that he receives it when online?
[23:40:08] <mrpg> mrpg
[23:40:12] <mrpg> mrpg:
[23:40:18] <mrpg> mrpg: hi
[23:42:44] <Deucalion> If they are offline as in not here at all, your only option is MemoServ and hope they see they have a Memo on next connect (they won't). If they show as here but away (greyed in most clients) they probably have a bouncer that will relay messages to them on coming online. IRC has no real concept of offline messages per se, but with a bouncer to retain presence and a client that alerts on nick quotes they'll get notified in their OS on joining
[23:42:44] <Deucalion> their local client to their bouncer.
[23:44:04] <mrpg> hmm ok
[23:45:18] <Deucalion> IRC inspires a lot of "hmm ok" until it clicks :D
[23:47:29] <mrpg> i know it is bare and simple and good.
[23:47:38] <mrpg> im goint to try thunderbird
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[23:47:56] <Deucalion> Ye gads....
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[23:49:20] <Deucalion> Ye gads....
[23:50:01] <mrpg> [...]
[23:50:47] <Deucalion> Thunderbird - the client for everything.....
[23:50:51] <mrpg> hehe
[23:51:02] <Deucalion> jaybus
[23:51:34] <Deucalion> hit me up on Yahoo or MSN
[23:51:39] <Deucalion> :/
[23:51:52] <mrpg> i used icq in 97.
[23:52:06] <mrpg> im looking for a web search engine, which one do you recommend if any? there's nezumu2, I use debian.
[23:52:18] <mrpg> for my work website.
[23:52:22] <mrpg> job website
[23:58:23] <mrpg> and there's dig.