#editorial | Logs for 2018-01-11

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[00:53:31] <Bytram> whereto? http://www.ibtimes.com
[00:53:36] <upstart> ^ 03Trump Administration Waives Punishment For Convicted Banks, Including Deutsche — Which Trump Owes Millions
[00:53:46] <Bytram> hmmm
[00:53:54] <Bytram> http://www.ibtimes.com
[00:53:55] <upstart> ^ 03Trump Administration Waives Punishment For Convicted Banks, Including Deutsche — Which Trump Owes Millions
[00:54:29] * Bytram wonders which of those links he'll use -- Doh!
[00:56:43] * Bytram just got in from a long (but very productive) day at work, noticed the story queue was depleted, and quickly pushed out a story... now time to make dinnert
[00:56:49] <Bytram> s/t$//
[02:00:07] <Bytram> okay, that's 6 more stories -- we are now covered stories-wise until just before sunrise on the US east coast
[02:02:35] <Bytram> whereto? https://arstechnica.com
[02:02:36] <upstart> ^ 03Mysterious explosion of a deadly plague may come down to a sugar in ice cream | Ars Technica ( https://arstechnica.com )
[02:14:17] <TheMightyBuzzard> aight, guys, time for a new poll. the one that's up has gone into archive mode and can't be commented on anymore.
[03:16:32] <chromas> "Favorite vi fork?"
[12:35:47] <Bytram> When you bought your first computer, its RAM was measured in: KB, MB, GB?
[12:35:58] <Bytram> hmm, two few choices
[12:36:02] <Bytram> s/w/o/
[12:36:11] <Bytram> #smake exec
[12:36:11] * MrPlow smakes exec upside the head with a feminist hat trick
[12:38:04] <Bytram> Compared to the first computer you bought, your current computer has about how many times more RAM? Same, 10x, 100x, 1Kx, 10Kx, 100Kx, 1Mx, 10Mx or more
[13:35:20] <Bytram> .
[13:35:24] <Bytram> whereto? http://rss.computerworld.com
[13:35:26] <upstart> ^ 03Windows 7 takes biggest performance hit from emergency Meltdown, Spectre updates | Computerworld ( https://www.computerworld.com )
[13:39:51] <Bytram> #g current time in UTC
[13:39:52] <MrPlow> https://time.is - "Exact time now, time zone, time difference, sunrise/sunset time and key facts for UTC."
[13:49:12] <Bytram> I subbed a story announcing SN Server reboots... (to occur sometime early tomorrow AM) please release with plenty of advance notice -- we can bump the time later once or twice, if needed to make sure as many as possible are informed.
[13:49:22] <Bytram> break time
[16:34:28] <Bytram> whereto? http://feedproxy.google.com
[16:34:29] <upstart> ^ 03Meltdown Patch Broke Some Ubuntu Systems | SecurityWeek.Com ( http://www.securityweek.com )
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[17:20:13] <Bytram> oh goody...
[17:20:14] <Bytram> https://www.nytimes.com
[17:20:15] <upstart> ^ 03House Votes to Renew Surveillance Law, Rejecting New Privacy Limits - The New York Times
[17:20:37] <Bytram> http://feedproxy.google.com
[17:20:38] <upstart> ^ 03House votes to renew surveillance powers revealed by Snowden - CNET ( https://www.cnet.com )
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[18:55:12] <Bytram> http://www.sciencemag.org
[18:55:13] <upstart> ^ 03‘What the hell is going on?’ Polio cases are vanishing in Pakistan, yet the virus won't go away | Science | AAAS
[18:56:26] <Bytram> #smake  
[18:56:26] <MrPlow> #smake <someone>
[18:56:31] <Bytram> hmm
[18:59:38] <Bytram> #smake nothing
[18:59:38] * MrPlow smakes nothing upside the head with a sock full of quarters
[19:05:42] <Bytram> http://feedproxy.google.com
[19:05:43] <upstart> ^ 03USB speeds could double again to 40Gbps - CNET ( https://www.cnet.com )
[19:05:44] <exec> └─ 13USB speeds could double again to 40Gbps - CNET
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[23:35:31] -!- mode/#editorial [+v mrpg] by Hephaestus
[23:36:14] <mrpg> hello good sir or madam.
[23:38:13] <mrpg> Ok, I have a submission without a link. I'll google one, no problem. But I can't write "user writes" or "user inform us of a link". :-)
[23:38:36] <mrpg> "user inform us of something"
[23:38:49] <mrpg> Notice there's no $ in user. It is python.
[23:39:04] <Bytram> hola!
[23:39:34] <Bytram> mrpg: if they do not wish to be clear as to who they are, I have no trouble using:
[23:39:53] <Bytram> <a class="byline>An Anonymous Coward writes:</p>
[23:40:00] <Bytram> =)
[23:40:28] <mrpg> :) Sorry, I meant to say there is no link to the story.
[23:40:36] <Bytram> ahh...
[23:40:44] <mrpg> it's the "zuma" one
[23:40:44] <Bytram> yep, seen that more times than I care to count
[23:40:57] <mrpg> I'll put 2 that I found.
[23:41:06] <Bytram> I usually find some 'appropriate" text and see if I can search for an article that matches.... gimme a sec
[23:41:24] <Bytram> this one? https://soylentnews.org
[23:41:25] <upstart> ^ 03Zuma has officially splashed: SoylentNews Submission
[23:41:26] <exec> └─ 13Zuma has officially splashed: SoylentNews Submission
[23:41:33] <mrpg> yes
[23:41:39] <Bytram> clicky
[23:43:12] <Bytram> this seems to be it: http://abcnews.go.com
[23:43:12] <upstart> ^ 03Classified satellite fell into ocean after SpaceX launch, official confirms - ABC News
[23:43:14] <exec> └─ 13Classified satellite fell into ocean after SpaceX launch, official confirms - ABC News
[23:44:46] <mrpg> Good, I googled the firstr sentence but found other links.
[23:44:48] <Bytram> mrpg: do note that in the 2nd paragraph, it lost a link; should have: <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-spy-satellite-believed-lost-after-spacex-mission-fails-1515462479?mod=e2tw">reportedly</a>
[23:44:48] <upstart> ^ 03U.S. Spy Satellite Believed Lost After SpaceX Mission Fails - WSJ
[23:44:49] <exec> └─ 13U.S. Spy Satellite Believed Lost After SpaceX Mission Fails - WSJ
[23:45:06] <mrpg> ok
[23:46:26] <Bytram> out of curiousity, what browser do you use? reason I ask is I've found this addon (for firefox, but I use pale moon) to be invaluable: https://addons.mozilla.org
[23:46:30] <exec> └─ 13Tile View – Add-ons for Firefox
[23:47:42] <Bytram> I put two browser tabs side-by-side (usually the submission on the left, and the linked-to-article on the right) -- double click the left-hand tab and... voila! See both tabs at the same time!
[23:48:30] <mrpg> firefox
[23:49:05] <Bytram> kewel!
[23:49:10] <mrpg> Sounds cool I?ll try it.
[23:49:49] <mrpg> I broke my pen trying to fix my blender. The pen is mitghtier than the blender
[23:50:10] <Bytram> #yt will it blend?
[23:50:11] <MrPlow> https://www.youtube.com
[23:51:30] * Bytram hasn't looked at their videos in some years, but always got a laugh at their inventiveness and utter insanity at the kinds of things they tried to destroy!
[23:51:52] <mrpg> For the poll I vote something math related: favorite subject, perceived level of master, favorite subject.
[23:53:13] <Bytram> hmmm, interesting?
[23:54:32] <Bytram> What was your favorite course of study? Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Humanities, Other - Specify
[23:54:48] <mrpg> Good.
[23:55:45] <mrpg> I think mine was ENglish, it was easy. I stopped liking math at the beginning of algebra, now I like it a lot, I'm studying all math. I'm in derivatives now.
[23:55:50] * Bytram suspects that a site with a different focus might have just ONE choice for all STEM-like stuff and 6 other choices =)
[23:56:12] <Bytram> Good for you! Enjoy it while it is still deterministic!
[23:56:48] <mrpg> haha. I also liked probabilities. Calculating how much would I lost if I were to play lottery.
[23:56:56] <mrpg> loose.
[23:57:01] <Bytram> nod nod
[23:57:08] <mrpg> Me failed English? That's unpossible!
[23:57:21] <Bytram> A lottery is a tax on those who do not understand math
[23:57:28] <mrpg> hahaha
[23:58:05] <Bytram> otoh, there are a few documented cases where people have been able to deterministically win at certain games...
[23:58:32] <mrpg> I read something about that, no, it was a youtube video by a guy that wrote a book.
[23:59:13] <Bytram> there was a scratch ticket game decades ago where one outlet noticed the little numbers at the bottom of the card had a recurring pattern which tied to winners... they kept the winners and sold the non-winners... after that, the lottery started covering up the serial numbers.