#editorial | Logs for 2018-03-07

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[02:51:01] <Bytram> chromas: I see you are already at it, 2nding stories... thanks!
[02:51:03] <Bytram> chromas++
[02:51:03] <Bender> karma - chromas: 14
[02:52:30] <chromas> chromas see red. chromas make green
[02:55:21] * Bytram rummages around for some tinted glasses
[02:55:33] <Bytram> whereto? http://go.theregister.com
[02:55:34] <upstart> ^ 03BlackBerry unveils bold new strategy: Suing the c**p out of Facebook • The Register ( https://www.theregister.co.uk )
[02:55:35] <exec> └─ 13BlackBerry unveils bold new strategy: Suing the c**p out of Facebook • The Register
[02:56:08] <chromas> Suing the casterisksp out of it
[02:56:11] <Bytram> might add that link as a 'See also:' in the story I just pushed out a few minutes ago: https://soylentnews.org
[02:56:12] <upstart> ^ 03Error
[02:56:13] <exec> └─ 13Error
[02:56:27] <chromas> the bb article
[02:56:27] <Bytram> hmm
[02:57:05] <Bytram> charlatanship?
[02:57:21] <Bytram> coffeecup
[02:57:47] <chromas> They should've made it "c.*p. Censor with regex!
[02:58:04] <chromas> Oops, parse error: unexpected end of string!
[02:59:15] <Bytram> a simple search revealed 272 words matching "c.*p" but if you remove "ship$", that gets it down to 'just' 141!
[02:59:45] <chromas> So no cmnship then
[02:59:56] <Bytram> nope nay nada no more
[03:00:08] <Bytram> reminds me of an irish tune
[03:00:21] <Bytram> #g no nay never no more
[03:00:22] <MrPlow> https://www.youtube.com - "Apr 21, 2010 ... I've been a wild rover for many's the year I've spent all me money on whiskey and beer But now I'm returning with gold in great store And I never will play t..."
[03:00:23] <upstart> ^ 03The Wild Rover (No, Nay, Never) - Lyrics , - YouTube
[03:18:06] <Bytram> all righty then... we gots stories that will last us through the night... time for me to hit the sack.
[03:18:14] <Bytram> ~gnight chromas
[03:18:16] * exec ceremoniously pisses a pittance of bass hole on chromas
[03:18:28] <Bytram> at least it is a mere pittance
[03:19:02] <chromas> ~g'night Bytram
[03:19:04] * exec carefully reverse-engineers a +1 mace of rainbow from Bytram
[03:19:37] <Bytram> think that was a tie
[03:19:45] * chromas hits the sac
[03:19:55] <Bytram> #g sac
[03:19:55] <MrPlow> https://www.sac.edu - "Class Schedule · Register for Classes · Apply to College · Catalog · Instructional Calendar. Santa Ana College is part of the Rancho Santiago Community College District and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. Discrimination and Harassment Complaints and Investigations."
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[14:18:54] <Bytram> whereto? https://arstechnica.com
[14:18:55] <upstart> ^ 03The world’s largest airplane may launch a new space shuttle into orbit | Ars Technica ( https://arstechnica.com )
[14:18:57] <exec> └─ 13The world’s largest airplane may launch a new space shuttle into orbit | Ars Technica
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[14:35:41] <fyngyrz> Morning
[14:38:14] <janrinok> ~gday fyngyrz
[14:38:16] * exec theoretically pilfers a systemd journal of salsa from fyngyrz
[14:40:54] <janrinok> fyngyrz, have you done anything on dev recently?
[14:57:05] <fyngyrz> No - you told me to wait for you
[14:57:19] <fyngyrz> At least that's what I recall
[14:57:28] <janrinok> OK, I wasn't sure if anyone else had provided any help
[14:57:31] <fyngyrz> no
[14:57:53] <janrinok> k is now a good time - although I will have to take some breaks to help the nurse
[14:58:08] <fyngyrz> I know you've got some medical stuff coming up, I was just sort of hanging out til you were ready or provided some other guidance
[14:58:16] <fyngyrz> ok, fire awya
[14:58:25] <fyngyrz> s/awya/away
[14:58:34] <fyngyrz> whoops
[14:58:41] <fyngyrz> anyway
[14:59:26] <janrinok> OK, for the future, you can always work on dev anytime you want. However, leave any story that we are part way through so that I can pick up where I left off.
[14:59:30] <fyngyrz> edtrain?
[14:59:34] <janrinok> yep
[15:56:45] <Bytram> janrinok++ j
[15:56:45] <Bender> karma - janrinok: 56
[15:56:52] <Bytram> ^^^ for reals
[15:56:55] <Bytram> =)
[15:56:56] <Bytram> laters
[15:57:40] <janrinok> thanks, laters
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[19:10:15] <Bytram> whereto? https://www.reddit.com
[19:10:16] <upstart> ^ 03natemitchell comments on Can't reach Oculus Runtime Service
[19:10:19] <exec> └─ 13natemitchell comments on Can't reach Oculus Runtime Service
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[19:38:45] <Bytram> whereto? http://feedproxy.google.com
[19:38:48] <exec> └─ 13Bitcoin value plunges after SEC cryptocurrency exchange warning - CNET
[19:39:26] <Bytram> chromas: Hi there! Your bot expired or is off pining for the fjiords?
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[19:42:47] <Bytram> https://www.cnet.com
[19:42:49] <exec> └─ 13Bitcoin value plunges after SEC cryptocurrency exchange warning - CNET
[19:47:08] <Bytram> .
[19:47:10] <Bytram> whereto? https://arstechnica.com
[19:47:12] <exec> └─ 13Every Oculus Rift stopped working today thanks to runtime service error | Ars Technica
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[21:23:19] <Bytram> https://www.theverge.com
[21:23:21] <exec> └─ 13Amazon admits Alexa is creepily laughing at people and is working on a fix - The Verge
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[21:26:44] <Bytram> #g SPIR
[21:26:44] <MrPlow> https://www.khronos.org - "SPIR (Standard Portable Intermediate Representation) was initially developed for use by OpenCL and SPIR versions 1.2 and 2.0 were based on LLVM. SPIR has now evolved into a true cross-API standard that is fully defined by Khronos with native support for shader and kernel features – called SPIR-V. SPIR-V is the first ..."
[21:26:45] <upstart> ^ 03SPIR Overview - The Khronos Group Inc
[21:29:45] <Bytram> #g SPIR wikipedia
[21:29:46] <MrPlow> https://en.wikipedia.org - "Support for ingestion of SPIR-V is incorporated in the core specification of OpenCL 2.1, the Vulkan API, and OpenGL version 4.6. SPIR-V is a high-level intermediate language, exchanged in binary form. Functions are represented by a control flow graph of basic blocks, using static single assignment ..."
[21:29:46] <upstart> ^ 03Standard Portable Intermediate Representation - Wikipedia
[21:36:04] <Bytram> #g DARPA
[21:36:04] <MrPlow> https://www.darpa.mil - "7 hours ago ... The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is sponsoring a Proposers Day to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of an anticipated Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the SIGMA+ initiative (sensors thrust). The Proposers Day will ..."
[21:43:16] <Bytram> .
[21:43:20] <Bytram> whereto? http://feedproxy.google.com
[21:43:21] <upstart> ^ 03What is thundersnow anyway? Exactly what it sounds like - CNET ( https://www.cnet.com )
[21:43:23] <exec> └─ 13What is thundersnow anyway? Exactly what it sounds like - CNET
[21:49:34] <Bytram> is it ThunderSnow or ThundersNow?
[21:49:50] <Bytram> or... why not both?
[21:51:39] <Bytram> #g MIPS
[21:51:39] <MrPlow> https://qpp.cms.gov - "MIPS; MIPS Overview. MIPS Overview. If you decide to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), you will earn a performance-based payment adjustment to your Medicare payment. How Does MIPS Work? You earn a payment adjustment based on evidence-based and practice-specific quality data."
[21:51:40] <upstart> ^ 03Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Overview - QPP
[21:51:46] <Bytram> lol
[21:51:51] <Bytram> #g MIPS processor
[21:51:52] <MrPlow> https://en.wikipedia.org - "The architecture greatly influenced later RISC architectures such as Alpha. As of April 2017, MIPS processors are used in embedded systems such as residential gateways and routers. Originally, MIPS was designed for general-purpose computing, and during the 1980s and 1990s, MIPS processors for personal, workstation ..."
[21:51:52] <upstart> ^ 03MIPS architecture - Wikipedia
[21:57:20] <Bytram> https://www.nature.com
[21:57:22] <upstart> ^ 03Human hippocampal neurogenesis drops sharply in children to undetectable levels in adults | Nature
[21:57:24] <exec> └─ 13303 See Other
[22:00:29] <Bytram> see other... what?
[22:06:40] <Bytram> #g Kodi
[22:06:40] <MrPlow> https://kodi.tv - "Kodi is a free media player that is designed to look great on your big screen TV but is just as home on a small screen."
[22:06:41] <upstart> ^ 03Kodi | Open Source Home Theater Software
[22:08:26] <Bytram> MrPlow: s/home/at home/
[22:43:41] <Bytram> #g NLOS
[22:43:41] <MrPlow> https://en.wikipedia.org - "Non-line-of-sight (NLOS) and near-line-of-sight are radio transmissions across a path that is partially obstructed, usually by a physical object in the innermost Fresnel zone. Many types of radio transmissions depend, to varying degrees, on line of sight (LOS) between the transmitter and receiver. Obstacles that commonly ..."
[22:43:41] <upstart> ^ 03Non-line-of-sight propagation - Wikipedia
[22:50:27] <Bytram> chromas: I see you are seconding stories... thanks!
[22:50:58] <Bytram> I've been struggling with the 'dept' line -- if you can come up with something wittier for those, please feel free to change them.
[22:52:02] <chromas> Sweet
[22:52:12] * chromas takes the promotion to the dept of dept dept
[22:52:12] <Bytram> #g love islike oxygen
[22:52:13] <MrPlow> https://www.youtube.com - "Feb 18, 2014 ... Sweet performing \"Love Is Like Oxygen\" on the German music show Disco from the 20th March, 1978. Hosted by Ilja Richter. This version features the original l..."
[22:52:14] <upstart> ^ 03Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen - Disco 20.03.1978 (OFFICIAL) - YouTube
[22:52:50] <Bytram> #g kessler syndrome
[22:52:51] <MrPlow> https://en.wikipedia.org - "The Kessler syndrome proposed by the NASA scientist Donald J. Kessler in 1978, is a scenario in which the density of objects in low earth orbit (LEO) is high enough that collisions between objects could cause a cascade where each collision generates space debris that increases the likelihood of further collisions."
[22:52:52] <upstart> ^ 03Kessler syndrome - Wikipedia
[22:53:56] <Bytram> chromas: if you DO change any dept lines, I would appreciate your posting here the before and after versions (curiosity and cats and all that)
[22:53:59] <chromas> Actually, I'm not coming up with anything better
[22:54:07] <chromas> ok
[22:54:10] <Bytram> I don't feel so bad, then
[22:54:21] <Bytram> some days, the Muse are with ya, other days... not so much
[22:54:23] <chromas> s/^/200 /
[22:54:25] <exec> <chromas> 200 ok
[22:55:04] <chromas> I think 96% of my regex 'skills' came from you guys
[22:55:21] <Bytram> well, I must say that you seem to have picked it up rather welll!
[22:55:42] * Bytram wonders if he will ever notice we are also grooming him for development work with perl
[22:56:04] * chromas puts Soylent University on his cv
[22:56:40] <Bytram> chromas: s/cv/coffee mug/
[22:56:41] <exec> <Bytram> <chromas> puts Soylent University on his coffee mug
[22:57:20] <chromas> The thing I hate most about perl is the "my" keyword for variables. Just makes me think of toys, like "My First Kitchen" or "My Computer" or "MySQL"
[22:57:57] <chromas> Also I read an article or blog post accusing perl's regex engine of being slow
[22:58:03] <Bytram> ROFL
[22:58:14] <Bytram> well, it does darn near everything, and then some more...
[22:58:19] <Bytram> he added complexity slows it down
[22:58:25] <Bytram> s/^/t/
[22:58:27] <exec> <Bytram> the added complexity slows it down
[22:58:37] <chromas> https://swtch.com
[22:58:37] <upstart> ^ 03Regular Expression Matching Can Be Simple And Fast
[22:58:45] <exec> └─ 13Regular Expression Matching Can Be Simple And Fast
[22:58:58] <Bytram> if you are doing simple things... of course!
[22:59:22] <chromas> I guess it's more that it's slow for longer patterns
[22:59:33] * chromas puts a regex in his regex
[23:00:30] <Bytram> ISTR something about backtracking algorithms having pathological cases with time and space requirements
[23:03:34] <chromas> I think the US English spell dictionary in Firefox is broken. It's missing lots of words like "albedo"
[23:03:42] <chromas> Hm, so is the one my irc client's using. fpos
[23:03:48] <chromas> The UK English one has it though
[23:04:16] <Bytram> oh, both those dictionaries routinely barf on normal-ish words for me
[23:04:28] <Bytram> especially plurals and the like
[23:04:52] * chromas 's probably added at least ~15 words since donning the ed hat
[23:05:08] <Bytram> You're just warming up, I tells ya!
[23:05:51] <Bytram> btw, if nobody has mentioned it before, there's this thing called the 'JR Technique'... in honor of our EiC
[23:05:52] <chromas> It's also weird FF had spellchecking for en_US before I installed the appropriate langauge package. It's got two UK ones though
[23:06:11] <chromas> Switching spellcheck languages?
[23:06:13] * chromas does that
[23:06:57] <Bytram> trying to fill the weekend story queue as soon as reasonably possible. When the submission queue gets low (less than 20 stories) then the nagger goes live and we [hopefully] get a few more storiy submissions
[23:07:15] <Bytram> which we then try to dispatch as quickly as possible...
[23:07:43] <Bytram> it's a bit "uncomfortable" trying to put something in the story queue for Monday AM when the the sub queue has run 'dry'
[23:10:07] <Bytram> well, I *am* on vacation this week, so I think I'll call it a day (night?)
[23:10:19] <chromas> ~g'day sir
[23:10:21] * exec cantankerously scissors a misused Excel sheet of red-eye gravy for sir
[23:10:27] <Bytram> chromas: many thanks for doing the 2nding... much obliged!
[23:10:31] <Bytram> did you have any questions?
[23:10:36] <chromas> Hm, gravy vs excel...
[23:10:48] <Bytram> excellent gravy?
[23:11:00] <chromas> not 'til after you leave :)
[23:11:14] <Bytram> ain't that the way?
[23:11:22] <Bytram> I so appreciate your sense of humor!
[23:11:33] <Bytram> Wit *is* intellect, dancing!
[23:11:41] <Bytram> laters amigo