#editorial | Logs for 2018-08-10

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[00:00:19] <Bytram> lol!
[00:00:55] <Bytram> ugh...
[00:01:28] <Bytram> <sup><a href="foo">text</a></sup> is NOT desirable (shame on <i>Nature</i>!)
[00:01:41] <Bytram> I have turned on the option to show domain names for links...
[00:01:53] <Bytram> so all those domain names get displayed as a superscript, too. :P
[00:02:11] <Bytram> better is: <a href="foo><sup>text</sup></a>
[00:02:15] <chromas> Makes sense; it's part of the footnote
[00:02:51] <Bytram> the problem is, I see: [nature.com] following the link... as a *superscript*
[00:03:13] <chromas> You don't want it to match the link?
[00:03:33] <chromas> I only see the [domain] when it's still a sub. Using whatever the defaults are
[00:03:51] <Bytram> this: <sup><a href="foo">text</a></sup> gives me a superscripted domain name: [nature.com] following the link
[00:04:16] <Bytram> this: <a href="foo><sup>text</sup></a> shows the domain name as normal-height/location text
[00:04:36] <chromas> Right, but shouldn't it be superscript to match the link it goes with?
[00:05:31] <Bytram> I don't think it's necessary... it *really* throws off the flow of text in the story... over-emphasizes there is a superscript there
[00:05:36] <mrpg> brb
[00:05:39] <Bytram> k
[00:05:48] <Bytram> IOW, it looks *ugly*
[00:05:57] <Bytram> that's the technical word for it, I think!
[00:06:57] <chromas> That's my thought on having the domain itself there :) I haven't changed it though 'cause lazy
[00:07:40] <Bytram> there... that looks better!
[00:07:49] <Bytram> woop-s... missed one
[00:09:15] <chromas> I don't see a place for ipid on anon subs
[00:09:30] <Bytram> clicky?
[00:09:56] <chromas> Oh, I found it. It's just right next to the date
[00:10:04] <chromas> https://soylentnews.org
[00:10:05] <upstart> ^ 03Divorced losers are the people who are most likely to become white nationalists: study: SoylentNews Submission
[00:10:07] <exec> └─ 13Divorced losers are the people who are most likely to become white nationalists: study: SoylentNews Submission
[00:10:24] <chromas> I was wondering if i t'were he, and i'twere
[00:11:00] <Bytram> cliks
[00:11:31] <Bytram> nod nod
[00:13:52] <Bytram> I'm not so enamored of the linked resources (never heard of 'em before), but as things go, it's actually an interesting submission. only a hint of 'snark', too. =)
[00:15:20] <Bytram> .
[00:15:21] <Bytram> .
[00:15:58] <Bytram> I did a bunch of work on the crispr story, could someone please make sure I didn't mess anything up in the process of adding the links? https://soylentnews.org
[00:15:58] <upstart> ^ 03Error
[00:16:00] <exec> └─ 13Error
[00:16:03] <Bytram> lol
[00:16:50] * Bytram looks at Teladoc Health
[00:17:29] * chromas considers giving the bot his cookie
[00:18:23] <chromas> Well but now the link underline isn't superscript :D
[00:18:29] * Bytram has flashbacks of Sesame Street and the Cookie Monster
[00:19:13] <Bytram> yeah, so? It's at the baseline of the story text like all other links in the story.
[00:19:29] <Bytram> also makes for a larger (taller) target to click on.
[00:20:18] <chromas> https://cdn.pastemagazine.com
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[00:21:24] <Bytram> teladoc health @ 2018/08/10 12:24:00
[00:22:18] <chromas> The links all look good here
[00:22:22] <chromas> though they do all point to tfa
[00:22:26] <Bytram> mare see!
[00:22:43] <Bytram> seriously... doesn't take too long fo things to start looking like word soup!
[00:22:52] <Bytram> s/fo /for /
[00:22:54] <exec> <Bytram> seriously... doesn't take too long for things to start looking like word soup!
[00:23:26] <Bytram> break time (preparing dinner)
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[02:31:14] <mrpg> .
[02:32:19] <mrpg> I'll do "dust behavior"
[02:33:23] <mrpg> or not
[02:34:01] <mrpg> I'll do "noisy crickets"
[02:39:24] <Sirfinkus> it sounds like one of those correct battery horse staple password generators
[02:57:29] <mrpg> right
[02:57:49] <mrpg> noisy cricket red lava
[02:58:09] <mrpg> noisy - ready
[02:59:24] <mrpg> Seven stories, enough for today, bye.
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[12:10:10] <Bytram> .
[12:10:16] <Bytram> whereto? http://feedproxy.google.com
[12:10:17] <upstart> ^ 03NASA's Parker Solar Probe: Launch time, flight plans and how to watch - CNET ( https://www.cnet.com )
[12:10:18] <exec> └─ 13NASA's Parker Solar Probe: Launch time, flight plans and how to watch - CNET
[12:23:04] <Bytram> 'tis Friday again... if we can try to start filling the story queue, that would be good. (When folks see the submission queue is low, they tend to be more willing to sub stories). Also, after a couple/few more stories, it will be Weekend Story Spacing Time ~2h21m.
[12:25:17] <Bytram> .
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[13:11:13] <Bytram> .
[13:11:24] <CoolHand> Bytram!!
[13:11:33] <Bytram> Just pushed out 4 stories, time to sqitch to weekend story spacinhg
[13:11:36] <Bytram> CoolHand: !!
[13:11:46] <Bytram> Wow! How loong has it been? how ya doing?
[13:12:11] <CoolHand> doing good... recovering from motorcycle trips, sickness, server crashes... :D
[13:12:12] * Bytram has noticed you poking in to 2nd some stories and post a few, so I knew you were around here *somewherer*!!
[13:12:23] <Bytram> oh? Oh. ooooooh.
[13:12:37] <Bytram> hope you are back up to normal?!!
[13:13:02] <CoolHand> yeah... haven't gotten around to irc... the server I was running my client off of is gone... stupid cheap-a$$ hosting provider
[13:13:03] <Bytram> Geesh, I can't remember how long it has been since we last chatted.
[13:13:12] <Bytram> urgh.
[13:13:16] <CoolHand> about as normal as I've ever been... :D
[13:13:20] <Bytram> LOL!
[13:13:40] <Bytram> in a pinch, there's always: http://chat.soylentnews.org
[13:13:41] <upstart> ^ 03SoylentNews Web IRC (Iris) ( https://chat.soylentnews.org )
[13:13:42] <exec> └─ 13SoylentNews Web IRC (Iris)
[13:14:18] <CoolHand> ahh, yeah :D I have other machines, like the one I'm on.. just didn't get a chance.
[13:14:28] <CoolHand> I've got the one rebuilt also.
[13:14:29] <Bytram> I'm expecting a phone call shortly, so forgive me if I get cut off mid conversation -- I still tether my phone to get online.
[13:14:37] <Bytram> good good
[13:14:44] <CoolHand> it's all good
[13:15:00] <CoolHand> how u been?
[13:15:13] <Bytram> busy,as usual
[13:15:33] <Bytram> pushing out stories here, full-time job, but short staffed for several months
[13:15:53] <Bytram> layoffs, then someone left, and now summer vacation season
[13:16:00] <Bytram> so stretched a bit thin.
[13:16:14] <CoolHand> hear ya.. I think our vacay season is about done here
[13:16:15] <Bytram> OTOH, treated myself to seeing a movie yesterday on my day off.
[13:16:25] <CoolHand> I took my 1st 2-week'er in a long time myself :D
[13:16:35] <Bytram> I took a week off a week or two ago, am taking another at end of month
[13:16:38] <CoolHand> cool... what movie? any good?
[13:16:41] * Bytram dreams
[13:16:54] <Bytram> we are not permitted to take two weeks off in a row.
[13:17:05] <CoolHand> what?????
[13:17:12] <CoolHand> screw those guys man
[13:17:13] <CoolHand> :D
[13:17:37] <Bytram> I *suspect* the thinking is that there would not be enough time off available during the 'good' summer weather for everyone if they allowed that.
[13:18:12] <Bytram> then again, our dept is so much smaller than it used to be that it would not be a problem now, at least for us.
[13:18:30] <CoolHand> hmmm... not everyone takes 2 weeks off - during summer - and they can rotate it farily if necessary
[13:18:39] <Bytram> other departments where they may have, say, 8-10 people... would not work out so well, unless they had 2-3 people off at the same time.
[13:19:13] <Bytram> assuming people are around that long... our company ttends to have a not insignificant amount of employee turnover (retail)
[13:19:30] <Bytram> lotsa folks wouldn't even be here 'next year'
[13:19:46] <CoolHand> ahh..
[13:19:53] <Bytram> there's a bunch of long-timers like myself, but it's more like a bathtub curve.
[13:20:36] <Bytram> choooo!
[13:20:40] <Bytram> =)
[13:20:57] <Bytram> but seriously, I really do appreciate the work you do on the site...
[13:21:13] <CoolHand> yeah, I'll try to do more, I promise.. :D
[13:21:13] <Bytram> you may think it's not much, but *every* bit helps!
[13:22:01] <Bytram> coming home from a late shift at work, and seeing it's 10pm and we need stories in the queue to make it until AM. One more story in the queue is one less that I have to come up with.
[13:22:17] <Bytram> and at 10pm or 11pm that means a LOT!!!!
[13:22:36] <CoolHand> yeah, hear ya
[13:22:41] <Bytram> IOW, i'm not just blowing smoke up your butt, I really do mean it!
[13:22:44] <CoolHand> I need to check more in evenings..
[13:23:00] <Bytram> hey, we're all volunteers.
[13:23:23] <CoolHand> true.. I just have been a bit burned out on tech news lately, and even more so on political arguments...
[13:23:25] <Bytram> When I look back on how long we'vew been around, and what we've accomplished... it's absolutely amazing!
[13:23:40] <Bytram> yeah, politics. blegh
[13:23:54] <Bytram> unforunately, it does have an impact on our lives
[13:24:05] <Bytram> so I am obliged to at least keep an ear to what's going on,
[13:24:16] <Bytram> but Ihave no desire at all to immerse myself in it!
[13:24:21] <CoolHand> true... I'm really afraid of whats going to happen.. I just like to bury my head in the sand sometimes.. its easier
[13:24:29] <Bytram> ok, phone call is imminent... gtg
[13:24:38] <Bytram> tru dat
[13:24:52] <Bytram> but, the price of liberty is constant vigilence
[13:25:04] <Bytram> #g good men to do nothing
[13:25:05] <MrPlow> https://www.independent.co.uk - "Aug 25, 2017 ... “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Attributed to Edmund Burke, including by John F Kennedy in a ..."
[13:25:09] <upstart> ^ 03The Top 10: Misattributed Quotations | The Independent
[13:25:30] <Bytram> so
[13:25:31] <Bytram> in a way
[13:25:51] <Bytram> what we do here, IS doing someything to stem the tide of disinformation.
[13:26:08] <Bytram> yay sn!
[13:26:13] <Bytram> ok, gtg
[13:26:18] <CoolHand> yeah... I hear ya... normally I'm up for the fight.. have good call man
[13:26:18] <Bytram> so nice chatting with ya
[13:26:19] <CoolHand> nice chatting
[13:26:24] <Bytram> ciao for now
[13:26:29] <CoolHand> going for coffee myself
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