#soylent | Logs for 2020-09-08

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[00:07:07] <Bender> [SoylentNews] - Numerica Telescope Tracks Satellites in Broad Daylight - https://sylnt.us - clear-with-a-chance-of-satellites
[01:21:17] <RandomFactor> For a terrorist chomping John Wick 3 superdog, the Belgian Malinois is a friggin needy beastie
[01:31:07] <requerdanos> so noted.
[01:37:24] <Teckla> R.I.P. Rust. We barely knew thee.
[02:01:14] * Deucalion throws a log on the #soylent fireplace and opens the bar
[02:04:40] <requerdanos> Over the next four hours: Two cell phone stories and an Elon Musk. Good times.
[02:09:46] <Deucalion> requerdanos, if that irks you for some reason, please volunteer to be an editor, then you get to pick and choose what hits the front page. SN is wholly driven by volunteer effort. The sub payments get consumed by running the servers and the accounting and legal fees we have to endure by existing.
[02:11:53] <Deucalion> i.e. No-one is getting paid here. I'm CEO and IRC admin and that applies. Don't bitch about the content if you're not willing to lift a finger to help out.
[02:12:08] <Deucalion> Sorry, that was probably a little harshly toned.
[02:18:10] <Bender> [SoylentNews] - FCC Estimates It'll Cost Carriers $1.8 Billion to Replace Huawei, ZTE Hardware - https://sylnt.us - just-print-more
[03:30:50] <requerdanos> Didn't mean to cast in a light either positive nor negative, sorry, just remarking on what your fireplace and bar were watching over. I like cell phone and spacex stories better than politics stories, anyway.
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[04:28:34] <Bender> [SoylentNews] - Phones for Low-Income Users Hacked Before They're Turned On, Research Finds - https://sylnt.us - big-spenders?
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[05:26:32] <SoyCow1188> #submit https://www.zdnet.com
[05:26:32] <MrPlow> Submitting. There is a mandatory delay, please be patient.
[05:26:57] <MrPlow> Submission successful. https://soylentnews.org
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[06:37:29] <Bender> [SoylentNews] - SpaceX Seeks FCC Broadband Funds, Must Prove It Can Deliver Sub-100ms Latency - https://sylnt.us
[07:39:38] <FatPhil> Aha! The menacing dictator ~ chanting "Death to America" (anagram)
[07:52:09] <FatPhil> Death to America = I hate a democrat
[08:28:16] <chromas> Toed at America = I ate a democrat
[08:44:37] <FatPhil> A moderate cat ~ ate a democrat
[08:47:14] <Bender> [SoylentNews] - Amazon Deletes Job Listings Detailing Effort to Monitor ‘Labor Organizing Threats’ - https://sylnt.us
[10:57:02] <Bender> [SoylentNews] - Unraveling the Secrets of Tennessee Whiskey - https://sylnt.us - for-science!
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[13:03:42] <Bytram> TheMightyBuzzard++ thanks for the server work!
[13:03:42] <Bender> karma - themightybuzzard: 381
[13:07:42] <Bender> [SoylentNews] - Amazon's Top UK Reviewers Appear to Profit From Fake 5-Star Posts - https://sylnt.us - say-it-isn't-so
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[14:06:09] <c0lo> =submit https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com
[14:06:11] <systemd> Submitting "DRDO news: India successfully tests hypersonic technology demonstrator with scramjet engine"...
[14:06:33] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03DRDO News: India Successfully Tests Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator With Scramjet Engine" (3 paragraphs) -> https://soylentnews.org
[14:07:13] <c0lo> =submit https://www.hindustantimes.com
[14:07:15] <systemd> Submitting "India joins US, Russia, China hypersonic Missile club"...
[14:07:37] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03India Joins US, Russia, China Hypersonic Missile Club" (15 paragraphs) -> https://soylentnews.org
[14:08:51] <c0lo> =submit https://en.wikipedia.org
[14:08:53] <systemd> Submitting "Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle - Wikipedia"...
[14:09:15] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle - Wikipedia" (22 paragraphs) -> https://soylentnews.org
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[15:08:14] <AzumaHazuki> that assessment was...way too easy o_O 25 questions, all along the lines of "if someone gets a 2-litre IV bag over the space of 6 hours, how many mL/hr is this?"
[15:08:22] <AzumaHazuki> 25 questions. i was done in literally 5 or 7 minutes
[15:17:19] <Bender> [SoylentNews] - To Make a Better Sensor, Just Add Noise - https://sylnt.us - counterintuitive
[15:21:09] <FatPhil> but it would take an infinite amount of time to write down the answer!
[15:31:27] <chromas> Maybe those are the fizz-buzz of the medical industry
[15:32:14] <AzumaHazuki> i would hope so
[15:44:09] <AzumaHazuki> got a final interview at 10 AM on 11 September...eek. i hate in person interviews, jesus
[15:54:33] <requerdanos> I have filled a whole page with threes. suspecting infinity might be the right estimate.
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[16:10:16] <RandomFactor> India's BrahMos was already a beast
[16:11:02] <requerdanos> okay.
[16:11:47] <RandomFactor> Referring to the c0lo sub above
[16:12:01] <requerdanos> I am just unclear on the difference between supersonic and hypersonic I guess.
[16:12:16] <RandomFactor> hypersonic is what.... Mach5+ or something like that
[16:12:44] <requerdanos> and brahmos is by comparison merely supersonic, right?
[16:12:57] <RandomFactor> Right, Mach 3 i thhink
[16:13:52] <RandomFactor> https://www.cnbc.com
[16:13:55] <systemd> ^ 03Tesla shares crater more than 13% after S&P 500 snub
[16:14:24] <RandomFactor> Luddites
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[16:19:04] <FatPhil> how many robinhood traders in tears?
[16:19:25] <RandomFactor> I'm sure there's a bunch
[16:20:36] <FatPhil> how many of them on leverage? that's the best way to extract maximum tears.
[16:20:53] <requerdanos> "Investments may go down in value" takes on a whole new meaning when your investment goes down in value.
[16:21:15] <RandomFactor> !grab requerdanos
[16:21:15] <Bender> Added quote 983
[16:27:17] <AzumaHazuki> all these day-trading parasites should go get a fuckin' job
[16:27:29] <AzumaHazuki> fuck you, assholes, fuckin' work for your food like everyone else
[16:27:52] <carny> cool it with the anti-semitic remarks
[16:28:08] <AzumaHazuki> ...huh?
[16:28:08] <requerdanos> honestly, if I cracked the magic secret and could just daytrade, I surely would.
[16:28:34] <AzumaHazuki> day traders come from all kinds of backgrounds, though if you ask me, their only God is Mammon. I'm not seeing the antisemitism from me. from you, definitely.
[16:28:57] <AzumaHazuki> that, and a sort of humor-oriented Dunning-Kruger syndrome
[16:33:56] <requerdanos> Last year and this year I have noticed a lot of the word "appear"/"appears" in headlines. Wonder why.
[16:34:14] <RandomFactor> Hmmm, seems like that's the case
[16:34:32] <requerdanos> A politician gets caught saying something patently false, "Politician appears to tell falsehood" - did they or didn't they?
[16:34:46] <requerdanos> Amazon review fakers appear to profit -- do they or don't they?
[16:35:12] <AzumaHazuki> hell if i know why. oh wait: money
[16:35:19] <AzumaHazuki> can't talk bad about the rich people
[16:36:06] <carny> requerdanos: it's simple and cheap legal self defense
[16:36:41] <carny> you can libel anybody you want as long as you include enough weasel words like appear
[16:37:07] <RandomFactor> Or do it on the floor of congress
[16:37:37] <carny> well those people are already immune to consequences
[16:37:45] <requerdanos> "I have never met a more vile and disgraceful person than my distinguished colleague, the gentleman across the aisle."
[17:27:02] <Bender> [SoylentNews] - NASA Discovered a Faster, Cheaper Way of Getting to the Moon... and Patented It - https://sylnt.us
[17:54:01] <chromas> I was gonna point out that the sensor noise post was a dupe but it turns out the phys.org story is itself the dupe
[17:54:35] <chromas> hm, and so is the paper
[17:55:08] <chromas> or is there just going to be a string of "add noise to get better data" stories? Is added noise the new deeplearn cloudscale?
[18:11:49] <requerdanos> I would enjoy monitoring the deltas of successive "add noise to get better data" stories, sure.
[18:17:30] <chromas> Be sure to add a little noise to your delta collection for better output
[18:23:26] <requerdanos> that's probably the only way to get anything useful out of it, yeah
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[19:19:47] <FatPhil> was kyonko from Nogales?
[19:20:02] <FatPhil> watching a documentary at the moment about border towns
[19:37:42] <Bender> [SoylentNews] - Camcopter S-100 Helicopter Drone Makes World-First Oil Rig Delivery - https://sylnt.us - not-such-a-wet-idea
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[20:22:53] <SoyGuest271828> #submit https://arstechnica.com
[20:22:54] <MrPlow> got http response code 403
[20:23:04] <SoyGuest271828> =asub https://arstechnica.com
[20:23:05] <systemd> Submitting "Another Chinese rocket falls near a school, creating toxic orange cloud"...
[20:23:27] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03Another Chinese Rocket Falls Near a School, Creating Toxic Orange Cloud" (12 paragraphs) -> https://soylentnews.org
[20:33:36] <requerdanos> or, according to one headline I read today, "appears to" fall near a school.
[20:41:46] <FatPhil> near is a flexible term
[20:42:12] <FatPhil> Sarah Palin's back garden is near Russia, IIRC.
[20:42:28] <requerdanos> https://www.space.com
[20:42:28] <systemd> ^ 03Chinese rocket booster appears to crash near school during Gaofen 11 satellite launch
[20:42:41] <requerdanos> might have crashed far from any school, right?
[20:51:59] <guy_> =submit https://arstechnica.com
[20:52:01] <systemd> Submitting "AT&T’s current 5G is slower than 4G in nearly every city tested by PCMag;"...
[20:52:14] <chromas> it wasn't real 4g tho
[20:52:23] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03AT&T’s Current 5G is Slower Than 4G in Nearly Every City Tested by PCMag;" (24 paragraphs) -> https://soylentnews.org
[20:52:43] <requerdanos> so, slower than actual 4g, or slower than "4g"
[20:53:38] <chromas> muh LTE
[20:54:29] <guy_> =submit https://www.globalissues.org
[20:54:31] <systemd> Submitting "Failing Africa’s Farmers, Starving the Continent"...
[20:54:43] <guy_> IMHO, 5G is nothing more than a huge ass scam
[20:54:46] * chromas 'bates with weighted breath for the buttmagic of 5g to fix everything wrong in the world, as advertised
[20:54:53] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03Failing Africa’s Farmers, Starving the Continent" (37 paragraphs) -> https://soylentnews.org
[20:55:07] <guy_> also an ass huge scam
[20:55:37] <requerdanos> what is the mechanism by which the scammers profit in the 5g scam?
[20:57:07] <guy_> They sell you a subscription for services they can't deliver, and leave you relying on 4G
[20:57:24] <guy_> Question: Does anything good come from Prague?
[20:57:33] <guy_> =submit https://gizmodo.com
[20:57:36] <systemd> Submitting "No One Knows What Lurks at the Bottom of This Freakishly Deep Submerged Cave"...
[20:57:57] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03No One Knows What Lurks at the Bottom of This Freakishly Deep Submerged Cave" (1 paragraphs) -> https://soylentnews.org
[21:00:38] <guy_> The world demands that all Ontario driver's licenses be revoked immediately!!
[21:00:43] <guy_> https://globalnews.ca
[21:00:44] <systemd> ^ 03Woman’s vehicle rammed repeatedly on DVP, officers injured after stopping suspect driver: police - Toronto
[21:00:50] <guy_> You can't trust those people!
[21:18:05] <FatPhil> car drivers? yeah, I know, tell me about it. THey're a fucking liability.
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[21:47:19] <Bender> [SoylentNews] - Western Digital Spins Too Fast, Redefines "RPM" - https://sylnt.us
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[22:03:17] <driveby> https://i.4pcdn.org
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[23:56:03] <Bender> [SoylentNews] - Mozilla and the EFF on the Pending EU Digital Services Act - https://sylnt.us