#editorial | Logs for 2018-09-24

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[00:33:04] <Bytram> We now return to weekday story spacing ~97m
[00:37:53] <Bytram> #g HDMI ARC
[00:37:53] <MrPlow> https://www.digitaltrends.com - "Sep 4, 2018 ... If you're not using HDMI ARC, you should be, as it's a cool feature that can make your life much easier, at least when it comes to your home ..."
[00:38:18] <Bytram> #g defineHDMI ARC
[00:38:18] <MrPlow> https://www.cnet.com - "Aug 8, 2014 ... ARC, or Audio Return Channel, is an HDMI feature, built into many TVs, receivers, and sound bars. It has the potential to simplify setup, but it ..."
[00:38:19] <upstart> ^ 03What is Audio Return Channel (ARC)?
[00:38:31] <Bytram> thanks
[00:41:35] <Fnord666> evening all!
[00:44:31] <Fnord666> ~gday Bytram
[00:44:33] * exec angrily refactors a zip archive of holiday jeer for Bytram
[00:44:38] <Bytram> Fnord666: !!
[00:44:51] <Bytram> thanks for keeping the story queue populated today, and..
[00:44:51] <Fnord666> hos id ya?
[00:44:59] <Fnord666> how is ya?
[00:45:04] <Bytram> for all the stories you've pushed out over the past few weeks!!!!
[00:45:06] <Bytram> Fnord666++
[00:45:06] <Bender> karma - fnord666: 54
[00:45:24] * Bytram does not mind long days, but could do without so many short nights
[00:45:31] <Fnord666> thanks.
[00:45:38] <Bytram> you're welcome
[00:45:56] * Bytram has 13 comments to reply to on the site
[00:46:00] <Fnord666> the same to you as well. You've been keeping things humming along
[00:46:23] <Bytram> mare see!!
[00:47:00] <Fnord666> and just passed 5700 i see! Congrats!
[00:47:12] <Bytram> i do what I can... can't not check the story queue when I go on my break at work, and if there's anything I can approve using my mobile phone... well, I try to keep the queue topped up
[00:47:22] <Bytram> yep, one story at a time. =)
[00:47:32] <Fnord666> Bytram++
[00:47:32] <Bender> karma - bytram: 69
[00:47:38] <Bytram> hmmm, how many days has the site been around
[00:48:01] * Bytram better take off his socks... is more than the number of fingers and thumbs!
[00:49:29] <Bytram> https://soylentnews.org
[00:49:37] <Fnord666> I think it's a few more than that even
[00:49:48] <Bytram> ^^^ that's when we officially opened the site to all
[00:49:57] <exec> └─ 13Welcome to the World of Tomorrow... Today! - SoylentNews
[00:49:57] <upstart> ^ 03Welcome to the World of Tomorrow... Today! - SoylentNews
[00:50:16] <Fnord666> is the site feeling a bit sluggish today or is it just me?
[00:50:55] <Bytram> 2014-02-16 @ ~ 18:06 utc
[00:50:58] <Bytram> yes
[00:51:18] <Fnord666> "your source for news about technology, art, science and politics"
[00:51:27] <Bytram> mostly the site, but I just loaded an *old* story having 220 comments, so nothing was in the cache, and the system
[00:51:28] <Fnord666> well, 3 out of 4 ain't bad.
[00:52:08] <Bytram> then had to figure out all the comment reply hierarchy, moderations, friends/foes, etc. for the whole lot and then decide which "page" of comments to present
[00:52:39] <Bytram> all with fresh loads of everything across several tables (can you say "JOIN"?) across the DB
[00:52:56] * Fnord666 says "JOIN"
[00:53:00] <Bytram> can't spell smart w/o art
[00:53:47] <Fnord666> the art of science?
[00:53:57] * Bytram watches a secret room appear as a bookcase slides over to one side; there is a wispy daemon motioning with a crooked, bony figure saying "JOIN"
[00:54:08] <Bytram> ugh
[00:54:15] * Bytram watches a secret room appear as a bookcase slides over to one side; there is a wispy daemon motioning with a crooked, bony finger saying "JOIN"
[00:54:20] <Bytram> oh, wait
[00:54:24] <Bytram> scratch that.
[00:54:29] <Bytram> I thought you said "COIN"
[00:54:43] <Bytram> #yt scooby do coin mummy
[00:54:43] <MrPlow> https://www.youtube.com
[00:54:44] <upstart> ^ 03Scooby Doo: Mummy Chase
[00:54:50] <Bytram> =)
[00:55:04] <Fnord666> scooby dooby do!
[00:55:17] <Fnord666> rut roh!
[00:55:51] <Bytram> 'zactly!
[00:55:52] <Bytram> .
[00:56:11] <Bytram> correction, looks like that story was dated from: 2014-02-17 02:06:00 "Welcome to the World of Tomorrow... Today!"
[00:56:19] <Bytram> correction, looks like that story was dated from: 2014-02-17 02:06:00 UTC "Welcome to the World of Tomorrow... Today!"
[00:56:28] * Bytram needs new fingers or moar sleep
[00:57:10] <Fnord666> or less sleepy fingers
[00:57:23] <Bytram> so... I should put my fingers to bed?
[00:58:16] <Fnord666> exactly
[00:58:36] <Fnord666> of course the nails are already in their beds
[00:58:37] <Bytram> well, I am kinda strongly attached to 'em
[00:58:44] <Bytram> *groan*
[00:58:51] <Bytram> Fnord666++ Touche'
[00:58:51] <Bender> karma - fnord666: 55
[00:59:48] <Fnord666> you must not be a farmer then. most of the ones I know can't count to ten on their fingers and thumbs
[01:00:14] <Bytram> there's a *reason* why all that machinery comes with protective covers!
[01:00:52] <Fnord666> all those warning labels have a basis in an incident too, which always makes me wonder about some of them...
[01:02:10] <Fnord666> Warning - do not place hands under the mowing deck while the mower is running ...
[01:02:19] <Fnord666> - Lefty
[01:03:29] <Bytram> "do not eat"
[01:03:57] <Bytram> I've seen that on some things that I cannot imagine even fittings in one's mouth, never mind being anything I'd be curious about tasting.
[01:04:03] <Bytram> oh, and I agree.
[01:04:21] <Bytram> My life's goal:
[01:04:38] <Fnord666> https://commons.wikimedia.org
[01:04:39] <upstart> ^ 03File:Do not eat urinal cakes.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
[01:04:41] <exec> └─ 13File:Do not eat urinal cakes.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
[01:05:14] <Bytram> Life's Goal: Do not become the reason why there is this warning on a piece of equipment
[01:05:18] <Bytram> blech!!!
[01:05:40] <Bytram> #g takes the piss
[01:05:41] <MrPlow> https://www.urbandictionary.com - "(British & Australian very informal) to make a joke about someone or to make someone look silly (often + out of ) They always take the piss out of her because ..."
[01:05:56] <Bytram> hth
[01:06:01] <upstart> ^ 03Urban Dictionary: take the piss
[01:06:04] <Bytram> time for a quick break; biab
[01:40:03] <Bytram> Fnord666: just subbed a story that should be easy to push out
[01:40:12] <Fnord666> k
[01:40:21] <Fnord666> finishing up on einstein
[01:40:25] <Bytram> k
[01:40:27] <Bytram> https://soylentnews.org
[01:40:28] <upstart> ^ 03Comcast Beats Fox in Auction for Broacaster Sky with $39 Billion Bid: SoylentNews Submission
[01:40:30] <exec> └─ 13Comcast Beats Fox in Auction for Broacaster Sky with $39 Billion Bid: SoylentNews Submission
[01:41:05] <Bytram> *First* test of General Relativity???!?
[01:41:53] <Bytram> I thought a solar eclipse revealing details about Mercury's orbit proved that back around the year 1915 or thereabouts
[01:43:19] <Fnord666> this is discussing such as test in 1922
[01:43:31] <Bytram> Ahhh, Noice!
[01:43:47] * Bytram is relieved that he actually remembered that somewhat accurately!
[01:44:14] <Bytram> #g mercury orbit general relativity
[01:44:14] <MrPlow> https://www.sciencenews.org - "Apr 11, 2018 ... A tiny effect of general relativity on Mercury's orbit has been calculated for the first time."
[01:44:17] <upstart> ^ 03Einstein’s general relativity reveals new quirk of Mercury’s orbit
[01:44:36] <Bytram> even bettah!
[01:45:28] <Fnord666> 1915 was when his theory was published
[01:45:47] <Bytram> over ONE HUNDRED years ago!
[01:46:03] * Bytram is starting to feel [even] old[er]
[01:46:30] <Fnord666> believe it or not, yes it has been that long
[01:47:08] <Fnord666> apparently they went to Wallal which was about as far from anything as you could get in order to take photographs
[01:47:24] <Fnord666> of the solar eclipse and the star positions nearby
[01:47:31] <Bytram> yeah... pics or didn't happen... amirite?
[01:47:38] <Bytram> ;)
[01:47:57] <Bytram> lemme know when you are done with that story and I'll happily 2nd it for you.
[01:50:56] <Fnord666> done, and yes, pics for sure
[01:51:12] <Bytram> k... am on it
[01:52:04] * Bytram goes into completion mode when he sees there is an earlier story about Tesla that you pushed out... 2nding that, first
[01:52:43] * Bytram loves the T.I.C. writing style!
[01:53:16] <Bytram> See also: https://www.cnet.com
[01:53:17] <upstart> ^ 03Tesla Model 3 crushes NHTSA's crash testing with a 5-star rating - Roadshow
[01:53:18] <exec> └─ 13Tesla Model 3 crushes NHTSA's crash testing with a 5-star rating - Roadshow
[01:53:30] * chromas T.O.C.s
[01:53:55] * Bytram adds c|net story link
[01:54:34] * Bytram checks Einstein
[01:54:56] * Bytram reconsiders and decides to replace checks with plaid... or maybe polka dots
[01:55:48] <Fnord666> seconded bridges
[01:56:18] * Fnord666 prefers a good tartan
[01:58:50] <Fnord666> I cleaned up the link you added to the tesla story.
[01:59:28] <Fnord666> you left the "See Also" in the url. :)
[02:00:28] <Fnord666> Feel free to rewrite the direction on the Einstein story.
[02:00:37] <Bytram> tx
[02:01:20] <Fnord666> I liked their lead in but ...
[02:01:36] <Bytram> Making it more obviopus that this was not so much a story about proving Einstein's theory, now, but rather finding out that the 1922 expedition used what is, now, a building that houses the men's and women's toilets
[02:01:48] <Fnord666> thanks
[02:01:48] <Bytram> Fnord666++ good catch
[02:01:48] <Bender> karma - fnord666: 56
[02:01:59] <Bytram> well, I'm *trying* to...
[02:02:01] <Bytram> =)
[02:02:33] <Fnord666> I'll third(?) it when your done
[02:02:36] <Fnord666> :)
[02:03:17] <Bytram> dept: it's-all-relative
[02:03:23] <Bytram> ^^^ is that yours?
[02:04:35] <Bytram> Fnord666: thjinking of chainging it to: from the photo developers were flush with excitement dept.
[02:04:46] <Fnord666> please do!
[02:05:02] <Fnord666> yes, that was mine and it was sort of lame
[02:05:30] <Bytram> yeah, sometimes the muses are with us, and sometimes they want to amuse themselves, I fear
[02:06:06] <Fnord666> so true
[02:06:39] <Bytram> is better, but still isn't abundantly clear what the story is about... might benefit from an ed note...
[02:07:14] <Bytram> [Ed note: This story relates identifying the building where the pictures were developed, more than the act of verifying G.R.]
[02:07:26] <Bytram> or somethihg like that
[02:07:28] * chromas tries to un-submit the story
[02:07:47] * Bytram hits "update" button, leaving ^^^ NOT added
[02:07:56] <Bytram> update it as you deem necesssary
[02:08:10] <Fnord666> GR proven in future toilet?
[02:08:45] <Bytram> flush with success1
[02:09:26] <Bytram> The jokes, they just about write themselves... have fun!
[02:10:41] <Bytram> Fnord666: chromas: Looks like you two have handle on things... if you don't mind, I'd like to get to bed at a somewhat reasonable hour tonight. Too many long days and short nights don't work out so well in the long run.
[02:10:56] <Fnord666> ~gnight Bytram
[02:10:58] * exec erratically sets The Cloud of various cheeses by Bytram
[02:11:03] * chromas will pretend to help out
[02:11:09] <Fnord666> pleasant dreams.
[02:11:09] <Bytram> ~gnight Fnord666
[02:11:12] * exec insatiably culturally appropriates a safe space of courage from Fnord666
[02:11:16] <Bytram> CHEESE!!!
[02:11:28] <Bytram> #yt A Grand Day Out
[02:11:29] <MrPlow> https://www.youtube.com
[02:11:47] <Bytram> ~titles on
[02:11:53] <Bytram> ~title on
[02:11:54] <exec> titles already enabled for 10#editorial
[02:11:58] <upstart> ^ 03A Grand Day Out Full Animation Movies For Kids
[02:12:04] <Fnord666> I was hoping for a W&G reference
[02:12:14] <Bytram> well! THAT took long enough!
[02:12:36] <Bytram> a full 30 seconds from URL to title being retrieved and displayed
[02:12:43] <Bytram> W+G++
[02:12:54] <upstart> my net's busy batin'
[02:12:58] <Bytram> #g Wallace_and_gromit
[02:12:59] <MrPlow> https://en.wikipedia.org - "Wallace and Gromit is a British clay animation comedy series created by Nick Park of Aardman Animations. The series consists of four short films and a ..."
[02:13:00] <upstart> ^ 03Wallace and Gromit - Wikipedia
[02:13:05] <Bytram> Wallace_and_gromit++
[02:13:06] <Bender> karma - wallace_and_gromit: 1
[02:13:20] <Bytram> #yt the wrong trousers
[02:13:20] <MrPlow> https://www.youtube.com
[02:13:22] <upstart> ^ 03The Wrong Trousers - Train Chase - Wallace and Gromit
[02:13:37] <Bytram> my favorite scene =)
[02:14:04] <Bytram> ~gnight chromas
[02:14:05] * exec ambivalently bitchslaps a boot of vibrating rooster sammich with chromas
[02:14:14] <Fnord666> wow!
[02:14:30] <Bytram> sounds like chicken Jello
[02:15:11] <Fnord666> there are a lot of things that you can put into jello. chicken is not one of them
[02:15:21] <Bytram> Parent: (Pointing at the Jello) "Aren't you going to eat your dessert?" Child: I'd like to, but it's not dead yet.
[02:15:52] <Bytram> #yt bring out your dead
[02:15:53] <MrPlow> https://www.youtube.com
[02:15:54] <upstart> ^ 03$uicideboy$ - Bring Out Your Dead (I Want To Die in New Orleans)
[02:16:09] <Bytram> #yt bring out your dead monty python
[02:16:10] <MrPlow> https://www.youtube.com
[02:16:11] <upstart> ^ 03Monty Python - "Not Dead Yet" Scene (HD)
[02:16:12] <Fnord666> #ytfail
[02:16:29] * Bytram was not quite specific enough
[02:16:37] <Bytram> anyway...
[02:16:50] <Bytram> #yt bullwinkle This time for sure!
[02:16:51] <MrPlow> https://www.youtube.com
[02:16:52] <upstart> ^ 03Rocky and Bullwinkle Hat Trick
[02:17:15] <Bytram> ciao for now
[02:17:25] <Fnord666> why don't $____ make jello? They can't get 2 cups of water into the little packets
[02:18:12] <Fnord666> good night Bytram
[02:20:10] <chromas> ~g'night Bytram
[02:20:12] * exec excoriatingly deletes my butt of errors from Bytram
[11:57:23] <Bytram> http://feedproxy.google.com
[11:57:24] <upstart> ^ 03Bug Exposed Direct Messages of Millions of Twitter Users | SecurityWeek.Com ( https://www.securityweek.com )
[11:57:25] <exec> └─ 13Bug Exposed Direct Messages of Millions of Twitter Users | SecurityWeek.Com
[21:32:17] <chromas> rehash is stealing my style property in the table.
[21:32:17] <chromas> #smake rehash
[21:32:17] * MrPlow smakes rehash upside the head with a nanoaggression
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