#editorial | Logs for 2017-10-24

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[00:21:43] -!- Fnord666_ [Fnord666_!~d8c4e185@925-300-434-342.ubr6.dyn.lebanon-oh.fuse.net] has joined #editorial
[00:21:56] <Fnord666_> Good evening all!
[00:22:54] <Bytram> Fnord666: !!
[00:23:13] <Bytram> Looks like we liked the same story... I nuked my dupe.
[00:23:48] <Bytram> ==> "Linux Foundation Wants to Do to Data What It's Done for Software"
[00:23:57] <Fnord666_> I saw that
[00:24:10] <Bytram> 2nding google quantum
[00:24:14] <Bytram> howz thingz?
[00:24:20] <Fnord666_> It thought you were working on a different story.
[00:24:28] <Bytram> lol
[00:24:36] <Bytram> nope... was looking at a stale copy of the submission list
[00:24:40] <Fnord666_> seconding the Amazon story
[00:24:45] <Bytram> 2nding breast cancer
[00:25:10] <Fnord666_> 2nded the Shingles story
[00:25:21] <Bytram> looking at james comey story
[00:25:33] <Fnord666_> k
[00:25:52] <Fnord666_> apologies for not being around this weekend.
[00:26:22] <Bytram> once in a while, IRL stuff gets in the way, right?
[00:26:39] <Fnord666_> Right. I should have mentioned it ahead of time though.
[00:27:05] <Bytram> dunno if the comey story is worth running? so, he actually does have a twitter account, the same one that people thought it was... well? so what?
[00:27:40] <Bytram> I appreciate your concientiousnous (prolly spelled worng)
[00:27:55] <Bytram> comey storey: https://soylentnews.org
[00:27:56] <upstart> ^ 03James Comey Confirms Ownership of Twitter Account: SoylentNews Submission
[00:29:06] <Fnord666_> yeah, kinda thin story.
[00:29:07] <Bytram> looking at high energy laser... with remaining good eye
[00:29:41] <Fnord666_> looking at drone story
[00:30:22] <Bytram> laser story at: 2017/10/24 16:47:00
[00:31:16] <Bytram> the stone gates story... I remember reading it on Ars Technica... couldn't remember if we already ran it here or not.
[00:31:35] <cmn32480> IBM domain names story
[00:32:02] <Bytram> cmn32480: !!
[00:32:28] <Bytram> Fnord666: for shame! No stargate reference in the dept for the saudi arabia 'gates' story?
[00:32:30] <Bytram> ;)
[00:32:44] <cmn32480> ~gday bytram
[00:32:45] * exec brazenly deallocates a boatload of grey chunks in brown sauce from bytram
[00:32:48] <cmn32480> ~gday Fnord666_
[00:32:49] <Bytram> ~gday cmn32480
[00:32:51] * exec sneakily culturally enriches a buzz saw of clockwork oranges with Fnord666_
[00:32:52] * exec single-handedly prepares a printout of gold doubloons for cmn32480
[00:32:54] <Bytram> ~gday Fnord666
[00:32:57] * exec slowly allocates a cylinder of shell scripts for Fnord666
[00:33:05] <Fnord666_> ~gday cmn32480
[00:33:09] * exec literally pours a wallet of gold coins for cmn32480
[00:33:18] <cmn32480> double gold!
[00:33:18] <Bytram> zoinks!
[00:33:22] <cmn32480> booyah!
[00:33:27] <Bytram> cmn32480: gets fold and... more gold?
[00:33:31] <Bytram> s/f/g/
[00:33:33] <exec> <Bytram> cmn32480: gets gold and... more gold?
[00:33:33] <Fnord666_> yo're welcome
[00:33:46] * cmn32480 quits while ahead
[00:33:49] <Bytram> watch out... gold is dense (aka heavy)
[00:33:59] * Bytram stands back to watch cmn32480 topple over under the weight
[00:34:16] <Fnord666_> Bytram: please feel free to update the dept with a better one
[00:34:37] <Bytram> I was just kidding
[00:34:38] <Fnord666_> Bytram: If we ran that story before I was not able to find it
[00:34:45] <Bytram> nod nod
[00:35:08] <Fnord666_> I was almost going to go with a Bill Gates reference
[00:35:08] <Bytram> I was not at all certain, and had not yet looked. My thought was we *probagbly* did not run it, but I wasn't absolutely certain.
[00:35:22] <Bytram> call that the inner 'QA voice'
[00:35:28] <Fnord666_> :)
[00:35:47] <cmn32480> IBM @ 1822
[00:35:48] <Bytram> or, in just over a week... spider sense! B O O ! !
[00:36:15] <Bytram> seems almost like a reunion having 3 people here at once
[00:36:23] <cmn32480> lol
[00:36:28] * Bytram assumes none of you are bots
[00:36:30] <cmn32480> not too many more of us to invite
[00:36:42] <Bytram> btw, can't remember who I passed this on to, but heard back from JR
[00:36:51] <cmn32480> i was CC'd on the email
[00:36:57] <Bytram> in short, things are not as bad as they could be, but not as good as they could be, either.
[00:37:13] <Fnord666_> Good to have an update anyway
[00:37:15] <Bytram> he's taking things in stride, but it will be a while before things are back on the level for him.
[00:37:34] <cmn32480> given that he can't talk.. you'ld think he could typo better
[00:37:42] <Bytram> ROFL!
[00:37:54] <Bytram> typo better? that's how he now talks!
[00:38:04] <cmn32480> touche
[00:38:27] <Bytram> Hey! No touchy my tushy!
[00:38:35] <cmn32480> #METoo
[00:38:44] <Bytram> kek kek
[00:39:00] <Fnord666_> nive dept line on the IBM story
[00:39:08] <Fnord666_> nice
[00:39:11] <Bytram> btw, the title is bad, but I think the story is pretty kewel: https://soylentnews.org
[00:39:12] <upstart> ^ 03pcmos386v501/README.md at master · roelandjansen/pcmos386v501 · GitHub: SoylentNews Submission
[00:39:33] <Bytram> instead of a single process/user DOS, PC-MOS was for multi tasking (IIRC)
[00:39:44] <Fnord666_> I was sort of at a loss as to what to do with the story though
[00:40:36] * Bytram vaguely recalls it being out there when he was learning to use DOS, but it was one of those things that cost too much (IIRC) and I already had too much stuff on my plate at the time, anyway.
[00:41:02] <Bytram> wasn't clear to me what to do with it, either.
[00:41:18] <Fnord666_> It was pretty cool though.
[00:41:25] <cmn32480> working press information / news
[00:41:26] <Bytram> saw a link to the github project on #rss-bot and thought it might be of interest
[00:41:30] <Bytram> k
[00:42:00] <Fnord666_> I'm trying to remember how I has a BBS running simultaneously with actual use of a DOS machine back in the day
[00:42:08] <Bytram> here's the PC-MOS link I started from: http://www.osnews.com
[00:42:10] <upstart> ^ 03OSNews.com ( http://mobile.osnews.com )
[00:42:11] <Fnord666_> QEMM maybe>
[00:42:29] <Bytram> may the BBS ran as a TYSR?
[00:42:34] <Bytram> s/TY/T/
[00:42:36] <exec> <Bytram> may the BBS ran as a TSR?
[00:43:34] <cmn32480> oh and by the way I deleted all but one of TMB's 5 stories about boobs
[00:43:37] <Bytram> just hook an interrupt and alocate some time slice to doing BBS stuff, otherwise make DOS avail to the user. (BBS being handed interrupts as needed, of course)
[00:43:43] <Bytram> good
[00:44:01] <cmn32480> the only one I kept was the breast cancer research one
[00:44:06] <Bytram> umm, he originally subbed 7 stories (IIRC)
[00:44:18] <Bytram> that was my sub, i think
[00:44:25] <Fnord666_> I guess Arik took exception?
[00:44:28] <Bytram> my, I am in rare topy form today
[00:45:02] <cmn32480> nope has his name on it from MrPlow
[00:45:35] <Bytram> haven't really had a chance to read much on our site today, except for a quick glance down the uBlock Origin / CSP(?) story.
[00:46:01] <cmn32480> Breast cancer at 1957
[00:46:11] <Bytram> huh?
[00:46:25] <Bytram> cmn32480: is that different from: https://soylentnews.org
[00:46:26] <upstart> ^ 03Researchers Quantify Breast Cancer Risk Based on Rare Variants and Background Risk - SoylentNews
[00:46:37] <cmn32480> yes
[00:46:51] <cmn32480> about obesity and the way to stop the aggressivness by antibodies
[00:46:55] <Bytram> oh, ok. go ahead then, but don't dally
[00:47:03] <Bytram> nice
[00:47:15] <Bytram> oh...
[00:47:28] <cmn32480> forgot the bept line
[00:47:41] <cmn32480> dangit
[00:48:28] <cmn32480> "without nipples breasts woudl be pointless" just wont' work
[00:48:49] <Fnord666_> lol
[00:49:30] <Bytram> was wonderin if we could come up with a kind of rule of thumb / guideline on handling 'old' stories. I'd think that if we were planning on running a story, we'd push it out within 10 days (7 days?) pick a number. That wold suggest that any sub older than that is a strong candidate for recycling in the bit bucket. "We're sorry, but no editor seems to have chosen this story for posting to the site in 7 days' time and it has, therefore,
[00:49:31] <Bytram> been removed from consideration. Please keep trying!" (or similar)
[00:50:04] <cmn32480> interesting idea
[00:50:12] <cmn32480> put in a github bug for automatic deletion
[00:50:42] <Bytram> it had actuallybeen discussed a couple years ago... not too terribly difficult to code, but the devil is in the details.
[00:50:59] <Bytram> would be best to base the duration on a site variable
[00:51:15] <Fnord666_> I would want to have the deadline long enough that we could hold some stories for the weekend
[00:51:18] <Bytram> and, upon further reflection, at least at the outset, require a confirmation
[00:51:29] <Bytram> put 'em in the 'hold' queue
[00:51:44] <cmn32480> where they can bit rot until somebody remembers they are there
[00:51:50] <Bytram> or... if you are certain, post date the story for the weekend.
[00:52:29] * cmn32480 has a grumbily tumbily
[00:52:43] * cmn32480 goes on a late nite raid of the refrigerator
[00:52:50] <Bytram> maybe put something in the ed note field that the story is intended for the weekend 9so we don't fix the is-scheduling and put it back on a weekday. =)
[00:53:03] <cmn32480> Mission: Totally Possible!
[00:53:09] * Bytram had a big plate of mashed taters and is getting really sleepy
[00:53:36] <Bytram> cmn32480: are ya back at home or still out on the road (again)
[00:53:51] <Fnord666_> sounds like a song
[00:54:13] <Bytram> #yt on the road again
[00:54:13] <MrPlow> https://www.youtube.com
[00:54:21] <Bytram> https://www.youtube.com
[00:54:22] <upstart> ^ 03Willie Nelson - On The Road Again - YouTube
[00:54:45] <Bytram> (you'd think that mrplow could retrieve the title, too ;)
[00:56:53] <cmn32480> I am home atm
[00:56:59] <Bytram> https://www.sciencedaily.com
[00:57:00] <upstart> ^ 03Pardon Our Interruption
[00:57:30] <Bytram> still? They put a bot-detector in place and so it tjhinks out bots re bots,unless they can pass a test.
[00:57:55] <Bytram> man, it is so good to see you guys, but I just can't keep my eyes open.
[00:57:58] <Bytram> ~gnight cmn32480
[00:58:00] * exec insensitively spews a doubly-linked list of 🐂💩 on cmn32480
[00:58:03] <Bytram> ~gnight Fnord666
[00:58:04] * exec diarrhetically evolves an assload of humble pie from Fnord666
[00:58:05] <cmn32480> ~gnight bytram
[00:58:07] * exec half-heartedly cyberbullies a sac of loose change at bytram
[00:58:25] <Bytram> pennies from heaven?
[00:58:29] <Bytram> yays!
[00:58:34] <Bytram> and OUCH!!!!!
[00:58:37] <cmn32480> i did get all that gold earlier
[00:58:45] <Bytram> nod nod
[00:58:56] <Fnord666_> ~gnight Bytram
[00:58:58] * exec accidentally separates a satchel of maple syrup from Bytram
[00:58:58] * Bytram seeks out an umbrella made of stainless steel
[00:59:41] <Bytram> maple syrup? There's nothing else that tastes quite as good on pancakes as genuine maple syrup.
[00:59:57] <Fnord666_> Homemade preferably
[01:00:08] <Bytram> (None of the high fructose colored sugar syrup junk they sell these days.
[01:00:14] <Bytram> )
[01:00:19] <Fnord666_> exactly
[01:00:35] <Bytram> takes a trememndous amount of work to make your own
[01:00:53] <Fnord666_> It definitely does.
[01:00:57] <Bytram> what is it... something like 5 gallons of sap to make one pint of syrup?
[01:00:58] <cmn32480> real stuff is available in costco
[01:01:02] <cmn32480> for a reasonable price
[01:01:08] <Bytram> prolly from canada
[01:01:12] <Fnord666_> yeah, approcimately 40:1
[01:01:19] <cmn32480> and vermont/new hampshire
[01:01:30] * Bytram remembers reading about the great syrup heist
[01:01:40] <Bytram> maine has a few places, too.
[01:01:42] <cmn32480> sticky situation that was
[01:01:53] <Fnord666_> ba dum dum
[01:02:13] <cmn32480> if this is how you are gonna treet me... I might jsut leave
[01:02:26] <cmn32480> s/leave/leaf/
[01:02:27] <exec> <cmn32480> if this is how you are gonna treet me... I might jsut leaf
[01:02:30] <Bytram> something about the adirondack mountains, seasons, and breed of maple all consipire to make for ideal conditions for sugaring
[01:02:48] <cmn32480> that'd be New yourk
[01:02:53] <cmn32480> VT and NH are the Whites
[01:03:05] <Bytram> still part of the same range
[01:03:13] <Bytram> oh, wait
[01:03:17] <Bytram> I ment apilachian
[01:03:22] <cmn32480> there you go
[01:03:33] <Bytram> yup, adirondacks are in Northern NY
[01:03:43] <Bytram> yep, defintiely not firing on all cyllinders
[01:03:44] <Fnord666_> I hear banjos
[01:03:51] <Bytram> dueling?
[01:04:04] <Fnord666_> #yt deliverance
[01:04:05] <MrPlow> https://www.youtube.com
[01:04:11] <Bytram> #yt duelling banjos
[01:04:11] <MrPlow> https://www.youtube.com
[01:04:29] * cmn32480 thinks it is time to sign off and go read for a while
[01:04:42] <cmn32480> I need to let the brain relax for a bit
[01:04:43] <Fnord666_> good night my friends
[01:04:48] <cmn32480> ~gnight Fnord666_
[01:04:50] * exec mistakenly slides a byte of dehydrated water to Fnord666_
[01:04:52] <Bytram> all righty then... catch ya'll in the moning. give my best to you and yours
[01:04:57] <Fnord666_> ~gnight cmn32480
[01:04:59] * exec hurriedly evolves an armpit of dust from cmn32480
[01:05:11] <Fnord666_> and to yours Bytram
[01:05:24] <cmn32480> sweet dreams (of syrup) gentlemen
[01:05:43] <Fnord666_> pleasant dreams cmn32480
[01:06:04] <Fnord666_> you as well Bytram
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[02:24:14] <TheMightyBuzzard> cmn32480, mammophobe
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[17:50:54] * Bytram notices story queue is running low... time to push out some more stories
[17:57:53] <Bytram> okay, that's one in the hopper
[18:00:36] <Bytram> and another... time to eat lunch... back soon
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[21:39:55] <Bytram> pushed out a few more stories... we are now covered until start-of-workday EDT... stories could use 2nding, though.
[21:40:02] <Bytram> takyon
[21:40:04] <Bytram> takyon++
[21:40:04] <Bender> karma - takyon: 63
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[23:52:47] <GreatOutdoors> Gee... been gone so long my nickname is no longer registered...
[23:53:04] <GreatOutdoors> Oh, and hi :)
[23:56:08] <cmn32480> ~gday GreatOutdoors
[23:56:10] * exec insensitively queefs a JFS volume of poofy onion cheese dip at GreatOutdoors
[23:56:26] <cmn32480> the prodigal son returns or something like that
[23:56:50] <cmn32480> you had a baby, right?
[23:57:41] <cmn32480> or rather, your wife did
[23:58:48] <cmn32480> and welcome back...
[23:58:55] <cmn32480> Story queue is to your left
[23:59:03] * cmn32480 cracks the whip