#editorial | Logs for 2018-08-29

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[00:37:23] -!- mode/#editorial [+v mrpg] by Hephaestus
[00:37:30] <mrpg> Hi.
[00:39:01] <mrpg> bytram: the people from the merriam-webster answered my question. You wouldn't believe the answer. It's four paragraphs!
[00:39:47] <mrpg> It's a mini essay :-)
[00:39:57] <chromas> Was it informative though?
[00:40:21] <mrpg> Yes, and interesting.
[00:40:29] <mrpg> As I said a mini essay.
[00:41:06] <mrpg> In summary: "what's your house like" invites broads responses.
[00:41:17] <mrpg> SO you can say big and cozy.
[00:42:55] <mrpg> The Spanish dictionary also answer questions but the one I received was more terse. www.rae.es
[00:43:20] <mrpg> In contrast to English, Spanish does have a governing body.
[00:43:57] <mrpg> bytram: 802 stories! thanks.
[00:50:26] <mrpg> I knew that thing about "cozy" was crap. Houses are houses, period.
[00:50:49] <mrpg> brb.
[01:28:37] * Bytram wanders in, wipes the sweat from his brow, and takes a look at scrollback and the story queue
[01:29:37] <Bytram> mrpg: Huh? "SO you can say big and cozy." AND "I knew that thing about "cozy" was crap. Houses are houses, period." Now I am confused... you can and cannot say houses are cozy?
[01:35:42] <mrpg> I'm back.
[01:36:11] <mrpg> This is the answer: "I think that asking what an object is "like" encompasses the question "what does it look like," inviting broad answers."
[01:36:31] <mrpg> So you can say anything about a house.
[01:36:40] <Bytram> okaaay.
[01:36:53] <mrpg> Like: it's pretty, it's expensive, let's rob it, etc.
[01:37:12] <Bytram> okay.
[01:38:54] <Bytram> One house might be brand new, empty, freshly-painted and everything looks pristine... another might be of the exact same dimensions, but is 20 years old and shows the wear and tear of being lived in.
[01:39:52] <Bytram> The first would indeed be a house, but I would hazard a guess that the latter is more "cozy", a "home" if you will.
[01:40:08] <Bytram> okay, I just realized I could go down a long rabbit hole with this topic.
[01:40:09] <mrpg> This all began because one teacher said that the question "what is your house like" takes an answer like "cozy" and not descriptive like "big".
[01:40:14] <Bytram> Glad you got an answer!
[01:40:45] <mrpg> I thought this was crap but as he is older than me I said to myself:
[01:40:48] <Bytram> Heh. Now the question is: Is that true, or just their *opinion*?
[01:40:56] <mrpg> - Myself, go ask someone who knows more than you.
[01:41:06] <mrpg> me++
[01:41:06] <Bender> karma - me: 16
[01:41:24] <Bytram> lol
[01:41:25] <Bytram> =)
[01:41:35] <mrpg> Well, I take anything the merriam webster people say as a fact.
[01:43:00] <Bytram> Would love to see what they actually wrote, any chance you could forward it to me?
[01:43:09] <Bytram> my nick @ soylentnews.org
[01:45:07] <mrpg> Sent :-) enjoy
[01:45:40] <Bytram> thanky!
[01:45:55] * Bytram is trying to whip up a quick story submission
[01:56:25] * Bytram hits submit
[01:56:40] <chromas> Of Fact and Diction, by martyBytram
[01:57:55] <Bytram> chromas: s/a.*D//
[01:57:57] <exec> <Bytram> <chromas> Of Fiction, by martyBytram
[01:58:45] <chromas> Dics and Faction
[01:59:05] <Bytram> #smake chromas
[01:59:05] * MrPlow smakes chromas upside the head with a stack frame
[01:59:15] * Bytram looks at "Seed"
[02:02:48] <Bytram> not expected to be released for another three years... looks to be the "Sims", on steroids. I'll pass.
[02:05:52] * Bytram reads mrpg's e-mail... thanks!
[02:10:49] <Bytram> https://www.sciencedaily.com
[02:10:50] <upstart> ^ 03Scientists find a new way to attack herpesviruses: New study uncovers how the viruses bypass your body's defense mechanisms -- ScienceDaily
[02:19:01] <mrpg> Top quality the answer, isn't it?
[02:19:39] <Bytram> Very good, indeed.
[02:20:29] <Bytram> Captured the essence of the problem and provided succinct examples of each side...
[02:20:32] * Bytram is actually quite impressed
[02:20:55] * Bytram is also tired.
[02:23:28] <mrpg> What about "French Environment Minister Resigns"? I don't want politics.
[02:27:26] <Bytram> I took a quick look at it, decided to give it a pass... same reason as you.
[02:27:31] <mrpg> I'll do ·EU tossess nokia a buttload of euros"
[02:27:42] <Bytram> okay, just tossed another sub in the hopper
[02:27:58] <mrpg> good thanx
[02:28:04] <Bytram> hth!
[02:31:12] <mrpg> omg wtf is 5g?
[02:31:15] <mrpg> #g 5g
[02:31:16] <MrPlow> https://en.wikipedia.org - "5G is a marketing term for some new mobile technologies. Definitions differ and confusion is common. The ITU IMT-2020 standard provides for speeds up to 20 ..."
[02:31:17] <upstart> ^ 035G - Wikipedia
[02:31:34] <Bytram> it's 4G + 1G, of course!
[02:31:34] <mrpg> I dont think my phone does 4g :-)
[02:31:45] <mrpg> G(4+1)
[02:32:08] <Bytram> do you have LTE?
[02:32:11] <Bytram> #g LTE
[02:32:15] <MrPlow> https://en.wikipedia.org(telecommunication) - "In telecommunication, Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is a standard for high-speed wireless communication for mobile devices and data terminals, based on the ..."
[02:32:16] <upstart> ^ 03LTE (telecommunication) - Wikipedia
[02:32:32] <mrpg> I think it is 3g
[02:33:13] <Bytram> that's what I had up until last winter
[02:35:27] <mrpg> I don't know where to check that in the phone so I should check the website of the carrier
[02:35:42] <Bytram> do you have an android?
[02:37:21] <Bytram> okay, just tossed another sub up there
[02:38:39] <mrpg> android 4.2
[02:38:52] * chromas is still waiting for 4g
[02:39:56] <mrpg> Me too
[02:39:58] <Bytram> this may not be exact, but captures the general idea: settings / connections / mobile networks
[02:40:01] <mrpg> Story ready
[02:40:21] <Bytram> break time
[02:41:15] <mrpg> settings more networks - 4G H+
[02:41:38] <mrpg> It's off.
[02:41:45] <mrpg> #g 4gh+
[02:41:45] <MrPlow> https://www.att.com!/wireless/KM1008736 - "Some 4G LTE devices cannot access 4G LTE data speeds in specific areas. This happens due to different technologies supporting the wireless data networ Find ..."
[02:41:56] <Bytram> mine says "LTE/CDMA"
[02:42:08] <Bytram> #g 4G network bandwidth
[02:42:08] <MrPlow> https://www3.nd.edu - "However, these systems offer wide area network (WAN) coverage of 384 kbps ... 4G. Frequency Band. 1.8 - 2.5 GHz, 2 - 8 GHz. Bandwidth, 5-20 MHz, 5-20 MHz."
[02:42:13] <Bytram> biab
[02:43:17] <mrpg> band in a box?
[02:43:20] <mrpg> Beijing International Art Biennale
[02:43:28] <mrpg> Brewing in a bag
[02:43:35] <mrpg> Boys in a Band
[02:43:42] <mrpg> British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography
[02:43:57] <mrpg> Be in a bee
[02:44:23] <mrpg> before is a before
[02:44:46] <mrpg> bring in all booze
[02:45:29] <mrpg> back in a bit!
[02:45:51] <mrpg> biaB --- back in a Byte
[02:48:15] <mrpg> More Patients Survive Sudden Cardiac Arrest with New EMS Technique - ready
[02:57:12] <mrpg> Enough for tonight, I hope to sleep like a person today. Bye.
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[03:00:00] <Bytram> https://arstechnica.com
[03:00:01] <upstart> ^ 03Intel launches Whiskey and Amber Lakes: Kaby Lake with better Wi-Fi, USB | Ars Technica ( https://arstechnica.com )
[03:00:02] <exec> └─ 13Intel launches Whiskey and Amber Lakes: Kaby Lake with better Wi-Fi, USB | Ars Technica
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[11:50:54] <Bytram> whereto? http://go.theregister.com
[11:50:55] <upstart> ^ 03We've found another problem with IPv6: It's sparked a punch-up between top networks ( https://www.theregister.co.uk )
[11:50:56] <exec> └─ 13We've found another problem with IPv6: It's sparked a punch-up between top networks • The Register
[11:55:49] <Bytram> whereto? http://feedproxy.google.com
[11:55:49] <upstart> ^ 03Skagen's newest WearOS smartwatch adds all the fitness extras ( https://www.cnet.com )
[11:55:51] <exec> └─ 13Skagen Falster 2 WearOS smartwatch adds all the fitness - CNET
[11:56:05] <Bytram> whereto? http://go.theregister.com
[11:56:06] <upstart> ^ 03Russian volcanoes fingered for Earth's largest mass extinction ( https://www.theregister.co.uk )
[11:56:07] <exec> └─ 13Russian volcanoes fingered for Earth's largest mass extinction • The Register
[11:57:03] <Bytram> whereto? http://go.theregister.com
[11:57:04] <upstart> ^ 03Juniper prepping for a 400 Gbps Ethernet world ( https://www.theregister.co.uk )
[11:57:06] <exec> └─ 13Juniper prepping for a 400 Gbps Ethernet world • The Register
[11:59:29] <Bytram> #g HTML <s>
[11:59:29] <MrPlow> https://www.w3schools.com - "Definition and Usage. The <s> tag specifies text that is no longer correct, accurate or relevant. The <s> tag should not be used to define replaced or deleted text, ..."
[11:59:30] <upstart> ^ 03HTML s Tag
[12:00:55] <Bytram> Huh, don't recall hearing about that one before...
[12:01:00] <Bytram> "The <s> element was deprecated in HTML 4.01, and was used to define strikethrough text.
[12:01:00] <Bytram> The <s> element is redefined in HTML5, and is now used to define text that is no longer correct."
[12:01:23] <Bytram> ahh, and that's why. I would use <strike> or <del>, instead.
[12:01:41] <Bytram> Looks like it is still valid, though, so that's good.
[12:31:10] <Bytram> .
[12:31:13] <Bytram> whereto? https://www.nytimes.com
[12:31:14] <upstart> ^ 03Ecstasy as a Remedy for PTSD? You Probably Have Some Questions.
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[17:57:15] <chromas> There's also <cite>, which is like <i> but different, kinda like <em>
[18:52:41] <Bytram> chromas: I was aware of that one (<cite>), though I don't think I've ever used it.
[19:43:18] <Bytram> sempeross: see if you get this one, too