#editorial | Logs for 2017-10-07

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[01:06:25] <Bytram> whereto? http://go.theregister.com
[01:06:26] <upstart> ^ 03After selling his site for millions, founder hacked it for a second payday • The Register ( https://www.theregister.co.uk )
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[01:06:33] -!- mode/#editorial [+v mrpg] by Hephaestus
[01:07:59] <mrpg> hi im gonna do the aol submission
[01:12:51] <Bytram> mrpg: Excellent!
[01:13:27] <Bytram> note, it's the weekend, so I aim for a bit over 2.5 hr spacing... (2hr 21min, actually)
[01:14:01] <mrpg> ok
[01:14:08] <mrpg> should it be news or randsom?
[01:14:20] <Bytram> ~tell Fnord666 Hey! Just noticed you reached... 1200 stories posted! Congratulations!!!
[01:14:26] <Bytram> let me take a look
[01:14:35] <mrpg> ransom hehe, random
[01:14:54] <Bytram> lol
[01:15:19] <mrpg> I used ICQ but not aol, im not in the US so no.
[01:15:27] <Bytram> wathc for at least 3 errors in the intro paragraph.
[01:15:32] <mrpg> i used compuserve, that I liked.
[01:15:33] <Bytram> mainpage -- news
[01:15:37] <mrpg> I saw one
[01:16:05] <Bytram> <a href="..."><em>The Guardian</em></a>
[01:16:17] <mrpg> Is usatoday a good source? https://www.usatoday.com
[01:16:17] <upstart> ^ 03AIM, aka AOL Instant Messenger, is dead in December: End of an era
[01:16:29] <Bytram> never quite got the hang if IRC s/b of IRC
[01:17:06] <Bytram> "screen name wound becoming" s/b (should be) "screen name wound up becoming"
[01:17:35] <mrpg> fixed, but i dont see the <em> here.
[01:17:43] <Bytram> that's what is missing
[01:17:47] <Bytram> ;)
[01:18:51] <mrpg> the wiki says em for titles not for websites
[01:18:53] <Bytram> I was taught to emphasize names of publications... not really an error, and I'm of two minds when it is in things we <blockquote>, but when it is in text submitted by the user, then I add it in without any regrets.
[01:19:23] <Bytram> um 'The Guardian' is the name of a newspaper, we are referencing a story of their that happened to appear on their web site.
[01:19:39] <Bytram> their
[01:19:48] <Bytram> theirs? their's?
[01:19:53] <Bytram> whatever.
[01:19:59] <mrpg> https://wiki.soylentnews.org
[01:20:00] <mrpg> The names of websites and products receive no such marking
[01:20:00] <upstart> ^ 03Story Style - SoylentNews
[01:21:19] <mrpg> wow, so gloomy: RIP AIM: AOL Instant Messenger dies in December
[01:21:43] <Bytram> it happens that, in this case, we are referencing a web site, yes. but the first rule, IMO, still applies... we are referencing the name of a publication
[01:22:50] <mrpg> ill comply under protest
[01:23:01] <mrpg> there's typo in the dept line too
[01:23:06] <Bytram> it's a corner case, if you will.
[01:23:08] <mrpg> a typo
[01:23:30] <Bytram> what is wrong with it? I see: "Make Me Feel Old"
[01:24:27] <mrpg> makes me third person
[01:24:37] <mrpg> i see it as "it makes me"
[01:24:40] <Bytram> I take it as part of an implied sentence: "Oh nice. Make me feel old why don't ya?"
[01:24:58] <mrpg> hmm.....
[01:25:14] <Bytram> as opposed to describing one's feelings "Makes me feel old (to read this and reflect on it)"
[01:25:35] <Bytram> Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny...
[01:25:51] <mrpg> potato, avocado
[01:26:05] <Bytram> hearing a song that you love and then realize you're listening to the 'oldies' station
[01:26:16] <Bytram> tomato guacamole
[01:27:07] <mrpg> ready, 2 hours 21min
[01:27:10] <Bytram> heh, that reminds me... have you ever read "The Chaos" ?? It's a poem full of 'intersesting' English words
[01:27:20] <mrpg> no, never
[01:27:26] <Bytram> ohhhh goody!
[01:27:37] <Bytram> let me track it down for you -- you are in for a treat!
[01:28:00] <mrpg> ah i googled it, yes i've read it before
[01:28:21] <mrpg> corpse and corps sound different?
[01:28:22] <Bytram> http://ncf.idallen.com
[01:28:23] <upstart> ^ 03The Chaos - Gerard Nolst Treniteacute
[01:28:52] <Bytram> heh. nice try upstart! "The Chaos by Gerard Nolst Trenité"
[01:29:34] <Bytram> corpse (dead body) sounds like corps... corps (like in the Marine Corps) sounds like "core"
[01:30:03] <mrpg> I like this one https://www.goodreads.com
[01:30:04] <upstart> ^ 03Quote by Richard Lederer: “Let’s face it - English is a crazy language. Th...”
[01:30:35] * Bytram has collected up prolly well over a dozen related writings over the years.
[01:30:37] <Bytram> clicky
[01:30:58] <mrpg> I've learned a few sounds: cup cop and cap, ice and eyes, the schwa and a few more
[01:31:08] <mrpg> it - eat
[01:32:27] <Bytram> A bookstore was going out of business a few years ago... stopped by and picked upa few books... one was "Anguished English".. got home and discovered it was signed by the author!
[01:33:02] <mrpg> hehe cool
[01:33:46] <Bytram> yep, thought so... also by Richard Lederer
[01:33:58] <mrpg> a friends writes fake messages from authors in his books: dear friend hope you enjoy my book :)
[01:35:03] <Bytram> great read -- thanks for passing it along! My favorite: " If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? "
[01:35:36] <mrpg> haha yes
[01:35:57] <mrpg> well it's late, i have to go, have fun, take care, dont overwork japanese style.
[01:36:03] <Bytram> reminds me of another one along the same lines but it escapes me atm
[01:36:04] <mrpg> karoushi
[01:36:11] <Bytram> bless you!
[01:36:56] <mrpg> I'll try to come back tomorrow bye
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[01:37:26] <Bytram> ~tell mrpg Much appreciate all you did! Thanks!
[01:55:26] <Bytram> ~arthur 4a4bb6
[01:55:29] <exec> 510 stories loaded
[01:55:29] <exec> attempting to submit story: "Antikythera shipwreck yields statue pieces and mystery bronze disc"
[01:56:00] <exec> submission successful - https://soylentnews.org
[01:56:06] <exec> 509 stories loaded
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[11:10:41] -!- mode/#editorial [+v mrpg] by Hephaestus
[11:19:34] <mrpg> hi good morning im doing proton size puzzzle
[11:20:27] <mrpg> ~tell mrpg hi
[11:20:47] <mrpg> .
[11:21:10] <mrpg> ~tell bytram you're welcome
[11:28:55] <mrpg> ready proton size puzzle, now the sex toys
[11:30:09] <Bytram> excellent!
[11:30:59] <mrpg> hm I dont see mush substance in the sex toys submission, just previous instances and a guy wardriving for wifi sex toys.
[11:31:52] <mrpg> I'll pass. I'm going for breakfast bye :-)
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[11:32:06] <Bytram> thanks again!
[12:16:11] <Bytram> okay, I subbed and pushed out a story about our having completed the migration of the last of our systems to Linode's new data center in Dallas.
[12:16:39] <Bytram> and, I need to be at work in about 45 minutes... so am afk while getting ready to leave
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