#editorial | Logs for 2018-01-12

« return
[00:00:16] <Bytram> also, there were a few rare occasions when the payout was large enough that picking all of a certain set of choices was [nearly certainly] profitable
[00:00:58] <Bytram> lastly there was a group at MIT who mastered "card counting" and made a fortune at the casinos in Vegas and (?) Jersey
[00:01:28] <mrpg> nice.
[00:01:36] <mrpg> science++
[00:01:36] <Bender> karma - science: 1
[00:01:38] <Bytram> I wonder...
[00:01:46] <Bytram> #g MIT card counting
[00:01:47] <MrPlow> https://en.wikipedia.org - "Beyond the basic strategy of when to hit and when to stand, individual players can use card counting, shuffle tracking or hole carding to improve their odds. Since the early 1960s a large number of card counting schemes have been published, and casinos have adjusted the rules ..."
[00:11:10] <mrpg> Zuma spy satellite ready, topic: news.
[00:11:37] <Bytram> gracias!
[00:12:23] <mrpg> Welcome. Tile View is not compatible with my brand new firefox quantum. I'm going to restart, be back in 3.
[00:12:46] <mrpg> And takyon's extension stopped working for me too.
[00:13:27] <Bytram> there is an updated version of tile view for the latest firefox... but I haven't needed it yet, so don't have a direct link for ya. :(
[00:13:32] <mrpg> He told me to switch to something-monkey, because I was using grease monkey, but nothing.
[00:13:39] -!- mrpg has quit [Quit: Leaving.]
[00:14:06] * Bytram has stuck with the plain-vanilla SN interface... somebody has to test the thing in its "natural state" =)
[00:16:25] -!- mrpg [mrpg!~m@201.243.npy.jr] has joined #editorial
[00:16:25] -!- mrpg has quit [Changing host]
[00:16:25] -!- mrpg [mrpg!~m@Soylent/Staff/Editor/mrpg] has joined #editorial
[00:16:25] -!- mode/#editorial [+v mrpg] by Hephaestus
[00:17:19] <Bytram> zuma 2nded
[00:17:34] <Bytram> break time -- back in a few minutes
[00:18:19] <mrpg> go
[00:33:09] <mrpg> wordpress supply chain - ready
[00:34:31] <mrpg> Any plans regarding stories during the servers update or just "dont post anything from utc 9 to utc 11"?
[00:35:01] <Bytram> Excellent question!
[00:36:34] <Bytram> AFAIK, there should not be a problem... but I would recommend having a story go out, say, 10 or minutes minutes before the scheduled downtime, and then the usual span of time afterwards (~93 minutes)... Linode is usually pretty punctual about their reboots if past experience is any guide.
[00:37:08] <mrpg> ok
[00:37:40] <Bytram> TheMightyBuzzard: ^^^ any thoughts on this?
[00:38:33] <Bytram> wordpress 2nded
[00:39:28] <Bytram> 2nding mars ice
[00:41:02] <mrpg> international space station - ready, topic: answers. What is that for? I'd change it. Agree?
[00:41:39] <Bytram> the topic "Answers" is intended to be a surrogate for slashdot's "Ask Slashdot" topic
[00:42:11] <Bytram> so, someone posing a question to the SN community would use that as a topic
[00:42:38] <mrpg> Yes, I've seen it, but for more personal questions, not the ISS :-) ok I'll leave it like that.
[00:43:02] <Bytram> well, /me has not actually read that submission yet.... clicky
[00:49:54] <Bytram> 2nded... Added a paragraph to better explain who "Foale" is
[00:52:05] <mrpg> Intel datacenters - ready
[00:54:35] <mrpg> Well, I'll wake up one hour after the server reboot. I'll check the site to see what happened.
[00:54:49] <mrpg> Bye, good night, se you tomorrow!
[00:55:15] <Bytram> thanks for all the stories you posted!
[00:55:43] <mrpg> Welcome. Bye.
[00:55:47] -!- mrpg has quit [Quit: Leaving.]
[00:58:05] <Bytram> #g Rocinante
[00:58:05] <MrPlow> https://en.wikipedia.org - "Rocinante is Don Quixote's horse in the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. In many ways, Rocinante is not only Don Quixote's horse, but also his double: like Don Quixote, he is awkward, past his prime, and engaged in a task beyond his capacities. Etymology[edit]. Rocín in Spanish means a work horse or ..."
[01:13:15] <TheMightyBuzzard> Bytram, post all you like. the site'll function fine besides comment counts, messages, payments, and some other thing i forget.
[01:14:05] <Bytram> k... was what i thought, but was pretty sure that was an edge case that never got much testing ('cept in our early days, of course!)
[01:14:21] <Bytram> thanks for the confirmation!
[01:14:52] <TheMightyBuzzard> it gets tested all the time. slashd stays crashed for months at a time on dev and nobody notices till you tell me comment counts aren't updating.
[01:15:15] <Bytram> kewel!
[01:15:33] <Bytram> are we planning to down the servers ourselves? Or just let Linode do their thing?
[01:15:52] <Bytram> 0500 EST is, well, kinda rudely early.
[01:16:21] <TheMightyBuzzard> just let linode do it. it'll be good testing for unexpected outages.
[01:17:33] <Bytram> and for our ability to recover from them, too.
[01:18:12] <TheMightyBuzzard> think i'll go ahead and set the load balancer to hydrogen only now so i don't forget.
[01:20:05] <Bytram> obliged
[01:20:14] <Bytram> actually, is that necessary?
[01:20:33] <Bytram> shouldn't it be able, in theory, to automatically fail over and then resume?
[01:20:35] <TheMightyBuzzard> yes. fluorine will be down for a few minutes at least and i'll be asleep.
[01:20:59] <TheMightyBuzzard> nope. load balancer don't know if the web frontends are alive or not. it just splits the traffic between them.
[01:21:08] <Bytram> nod
[01:21:10] <Bytram> nod
[01:21:24] <TheMightyBuzzard> s'already done anyhow.
[01:21:45] <Bytram> you's quick!
[01:22:06] <TheMightyBuzzard> just gotta comment one line in two files and bounce nginx
[01:22:23] * Bytram looks around for some silly putty to bounce
[01:22:38] <TheMightyBuzzard> really only one of the files but i do both just in case i'm wrong.
[01:22:46] <Bytram> goodplan
[01:52:27] <cmn32480> for April Fools... every link should be Goatse
[01:55:21] <Bytram> I was thnkiing ahaed to that day, too and was remmebering that as lnog as the frist and lsat ltteres of a wrod are rghit, msot poeepl can sitll raed it oayky
[01:55:57] * Bytram has a program lying around somewhere to do just that... would be interesting to do that in a story or two
[01:56:37] <Bytram> 2nding picsat
[01:57:02] <cmn32480> editing Shadow
[01:57:23] <Bytram> who knows?
[01:57:36] <Bytram> #g the shadow knows
[01:57:37] <MrPlow> https://en.wikipedia.org - "In 1968 Metro Record's \"Leo the Lion\" label released an LP titled The Official Adventures of The Shadow (CH-1048) with two original fifteen-minute radio-style productions written by John Fleming: \"The Computer Calculates, but The Shadow Knows\" and \"Air Freight Fracas\". Bret Morrison, Grace Matthews and Santos ..."
[01:57:40] <cmn32480> Peter Pan
[01:57:55] * Bytram prefers Jif
[01:58:54] * Bytram notes it feels just like old times -- many a night we played 'story tag' like this. brings back many warm 9and tired!) memories.
[01:59:11] <Bytram> filibuster threat
[02:01:53] <Bytram> filibuster threat @ 2018/01/12 13:33:00
[02:03:02] <Bytram> #g who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men
[02:03:03] <MrPlow> https://en.wikipedia.org - "... in which The Shadow was characterized as having \"the power to cloud men's minds so they cannot see him.\" As in the magazine stories, The Shadow was not given the literal ability to become invisible. The introduction from The Shadow radio program \"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!"
[02:03:47] <cmn32480> shadow @ 15:08
[02:04:25] <cmn32480> 2nd EMC
[02:05:02] <Bytram> 2nd shadow
[02:05:09] <Bytram> ugh...
[02:05:17] <cmn32480> takes two light sources for that
[02:05:36] <Bytram> gotta watch for anything other than href="..." in an anchor element: <a href="..."> ... </a>
[02:05:48] <cmn32480> f... my bad
[02:06:01] <Bytram> at least in my browser, it looks as if the end tag never appeared and everything following the open tag remains underlined
[02:06:10] <Bytram> np... that's why we 2nd things!
[02:06:17] <Bytram> just abit to much for one person to keep track of
[02:08:22] <Bytram> no bigee... easily fixed, and updated
[02:09:06] <Bytram> cmn32480: thoughts on a new poll question?
[02:09:09] <Bytram> ==> What was your favorite course of study? Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Humanities, Other - Specify
[02:09:22] <cmn32480> I knida like the toilet paper one
[02:09:36] <Bytram> oh shit! I just *knew* you'd say that!
[02:09:49] <cmn32480> careful... you'll piss me off
[02:09:58] <Bytram> stinker!
[02:10:08] <cmn32480> I got a crapton more just like it
[02:10:37] <Bytram> Condensed it a bit: What was your favorite course of study? Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Software, Hardware, Humanities, Other - Specify
[02:10:51] * Bytram thinks it is just a pssing fancy
[02:10:56] <Bytram> s/ss/ass/
[02:10:58] <exec> <Bytram> thinks it is just a passing fancy
[02:12:39] <Bytram> What was your favorite course of study? (yeah, it's biased -- do your best!)
[02:13:09] <cmn32480> Mine was History
[02:13:19] <Bytram> good for you!
[02:13:26] <Bytram> at least you won't have to repeat THAT!
[02:13:28] <Bytram> ;)
[02:13:32] <cmn32480> yeah
[02:13:46] <cmn32480> had to repeat Calc II twice...
[02:13:53] <cmn32480> and Calc I twice
[02:14:25] <Bytram> I would NEVER have thought that mathematics could be something where you'd have to... *guess* as to which approach to take in order to perform an integration!
[02:14:35] <Bytram> ~time x
[02:14:37] <exec> Friday, 12 January 2018 @ 2:14 am UTC - Coordinated Universal Time
[02:15:09] <Bytram> new poll @ 2018-01-12 05:00:00
[02:15:23] <cmn32480> 10-4
[02:16:16] <Bytram> looks like my 10-20 will soon be a bed... still fighting this cold and have almost no spare energy to draw upon
[02:16:28] <cmn32480> ewwww
[02:16:36] <cmn32480> want a spot of good news?
[02:16:42] <Bytram> I'm feeling better, at least, so i need to be mindful not to overdo things and find myself back where I started.
[02:16:44] <Bytram> sure!
[02:16:55] <cmn32480> I'm going Axe Throwing for my birthday
[02:17:07] * Bytram looks around for his mithril
[02:17:11] <cmn32480> lol
[02:17:18] <cmn32480> 6 couples...
[02:17:21] <Bytram> that, and sting, too!
[02:17:25] <cmn32480> it's gonna be excellent
[02:17:29] <Bytram> sound like an even split
[02:17:39] <Bytram> bah dum, tish!
[02:17:42] <cmn32480> wood you stop?
[02:17:49] <Bytram> knot likely
[02:17:52] <cmn32480> oh.. and we getting a puppy
[02:17:56] <Bytram> nod nod
[02:18:00] <Bytram> newfie
[02:18:06] <cmn32480> you saw tht earlier
[02:18:13] <cmn32480> I can't remember who was there
[02:18:14] <Bytram> how much more will the dog weigh than your wife?
[02:18:20] * Bytram is rarely *all* there
[02:18:42] <cmn32480> when full grown, the pooch is expected to be about 120-130lbs
[02:18:44] <Bytram> one of my neighbors has decided that this is a fine right time to start a load of laundry
[02:18:52] <cmn32480> get ear plugs
[02:19:04] <Bytram> already in... first thing i do when I get home
[02:19:05] <cmn32480> or them big muffs I wear while mowing the lawn
[02:19:16] <Bytram> harder to sleep with thoseon
[02:19:49] <cmn32480> true
[02:19:57] <cmn32480> sleeping wiht a lawn mower on is liekly difficult
[02:20:27] <cmn32480> even how Ash wore it
[02:20:36] <Bytram> being sensitive to sound saved me from many a whooping when I was a kid -- became very aware of any sounds in my vicinity in case someone was trying to sneak up on me...
[02:21:05] <Bytram> and my ears are larger than average and stick out a bit, so my hearing is not quite, but not entirely disimilar, to Lindset Wagner
[02:21:16] <Bytram> s/sert/sey/
[02:21:18] <Bytram> s/set/sey/
[02:21:19] <cmn32480> part bat, huh?
[02:21:20] <exec> <Bytram> and my ears are larger than average and stick out a bit, so my hearing is not quite, but not entirely disimilar, to Lindsey Wagner
[02:21:28] <Bytram> Huh?
[02:21:33] <cmn32480> 'zactly
[02:21:36] <Bytram> lol
[02:21:45] * Bytram missed the bater
[02:21:47] <cmn32480> anyway... off to be with you
[02:21:57] <cmn32480> get rested
[02:21:59] <Bytram> so good to see and chat with ya -- going to bed with a smile
[02:22:10] <cmn32480> having a cold and not enough sleep is a recipe for it sticking around
[02:22:15] <cmn32480> good
[02:22:20] <cmn32480> I'm going to bed with my wife
[02:22:22] <Bytram> hope things are settling down for ya on the home front after al lthe travel ya had last year
[02:22:29] <cmn32480> you better not be going to bed with my wife
[02:22:34] <Bytram> excellent! I was just about to suggest thesame!
[02:22:44] * Bytram chuckles
[02:22:49] <Bytram> laters!
[02:23:00] <cmn32480> night!
[02:57:35] -!- Sirfinku_ has quit [Ping timeout: 246 seconds]
[12:52:18] <Bytram> http://www.slate.com
[12:52:19] <upstart> ^ 03Facial recognition software is coming to industries like fast food and luxury shopping.
[12:52:19] <exec> └─ 13Facial recognition software is coming to industries like fast food and luxury shopping.
[12:52:35] <Bytram> #g cousin it
[12:52:36] <MrPlow> https://en.wikipedia.org - "Cousin Itt is a fictional character in the Addams Family series. A short being whose entire body is shrouded by long hair, the unnamed character was mostly seen in the background of the original work of cartoonist Charles Addams, who debuted The Addams Family in 1938. The Cousin Itt name, along with a more interactive ..."
[12:52:36] <upstart> ^ 03Cousin Itt - Wikipedia
[13:23:51] <Bytram> .
[13:24:01] <Bytram> curiouser and curiouser: http://rss.computerworld.com
[13:24:03] <upstart> ^ 03Intel says new firmware patches trigger reboots in Haswell and Broadwell systems | Computerworld ( https://www.computerworld.com )
[20:09:44] -!- FatPhil_ has quit [Ping timeout: 246 seconds]
[20:11:31] -!- FatPhil_ [FatPhil_!~pcarmody@34.533.27.368.cable.starman.ee] has joined #editorial
[20:29:41] -!- FatPhil_ has quit [Ping timeout: 246 seconds]
[20:31:28] -!- FatPhil_ [FatPhil_!~pcarmody@34.533.27.368.cable.starman.ee] has joined #editorial