#soylent | Logs for 2021-08-09

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[00:35:57] <Bender> [SoylentNews] - Amid the Labor Shortage, Robots Step in to Make the French Fries - https://sylnt.us
[00:42:44] <AzumaHazuki> there is no such thing as a labor shortage. there are only insufficient wages.
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[01:05:48] <Deucalion> Bytram> SoylentNews has a multi-host IRC setup, if I have followed Deucalion's actions correctly. I know we have at least two (and maybe 3) servers. <<< Catching backscroll. We have 3 ircd. In practice and from experience having just 1 ircd is a pain in the ass. When it restarts or needs maintenance some ephemeral state is lost that needs recreating. 2 ircd is operational minimum as the survivor maintains such state during maintenance
[01:05:48] <Deucalion> and other failures then replicates back when the other comes back up. 3 is n+1 :D I still want moar!
[01:07:51] <Bytram> moar++
[01:07:51] <Bender> karma - moar: 1
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[01:31:50] <c0lo_> =submit what-do-they-sell-then? https://eandt.theiet.org
[01:31:54] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03Glenfiddich Uses Own Whisky Waste to Fuel Trucks" (22p) -> https://soylentnews.org
[01:33:23] <c0lo_> =submit https://www.nbcnews.com
[01:33:26] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03Big Tech Call Center Workers Face Pressure to Accept Home Surveillance" (39p) -> https://soylentnews.org
[01:34:43] <c0lo_> =submit better-late-than-never https://www.sciencemag.org
[01:34:45] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03Major U.K. Science Funder to Require Grantees to Make Papers Immediately Free to All" (12p) -> https://soylentnews.org
[01:36:16] <Deucalion> I swear boru is trapped in some horrific purgatory where they have to keep committing suicide over and over and over..
[01:37:23] <Deucalion> That'd make a great and very dark Groundhog Day reworking movie... 10000 Ways To Die By Your Own Hand - IT NEVER ENDS!
[01:53:55] <c0lo_> =submit https://markets.businessinsider.com
[01:53:57] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03Louis Vuitton Owner Bernard Arnault Supplants Jeff Bezos as the Richest Man in the World" (7p) -> https://soylentnews.org
[02:01:28] <chromas> https://www.businessinsider.com
[02:01:29] <systemd> ^ 03NASA Is Paying People to Live in 3D-Printed Martian Habitat for a Year
[03:16:34] <Bender> [SoylentNews] - Preorders for this Electromagnetic Rifle are Being Taken for $3,775 - https://sylnt.us
[06:07:42] <Bender> [SoylentNews] - Caltech's New Space-Based Solar Project Could Power Our Entire Planet - https://sylnt.us - weapons-platform-in-space?
[06:13:25] <raxas> =submit https://www.jpost.com
[06:13:27] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03Israeli Scientist Says COVID-19 Could be Treated for Under $1/day" (0p) -> https://soylentnews.org
[06:31:40] <AzumaHazuki> fascinating. this is the data we needed
[06:37:21] <FatPhil> I'll say that once the metastudy has come out.
[06:41:37] <FatPhil> Deucalion: you need to see https://www.imdb.com
[06:41:40] <systemd> ^ 03The Endless (2017) - IMDb
[06:47:03] <raxas> =submit https://journals.lww.com
[06:47:24] <raxas> metastudy...
[06:49:06] <FatPhil> Deucalion: but if you just want an entertaining groundhog-day-alike, then https://www.imdb.com is your man. The Endless is way deeper though.
[06:49:09] <systemd> ^ 03Palm Springs (2020) - IMDb ( https://www.imdb.com )
[06:56:20] <raxas> https://patents.google.com
[06:56:30] <raxas> more than fun
[06:57:36] <raxas> you can't stop proper engineering by falsified science or racist ircbot
[07:02:23] <AzumaHazuki> neat. i can't follow most of this, but does it imply something along the lines of levitation by rotating a disk with >500kv under it?
[07:05:47] <raxas> I said yesterday, 512kV difference in potentials is a treshold to something. this patent is just another effect of the same phenomenon
[07:06:20] <AzumaHazuki> would that threshold change depending on ambient conditions? pressure, temperature, background ionizing radiation, etc
[07:14:27] <raxas> no. it's a quantum-derived value
[07:50:19] <FatPhil> I see word salad
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[08:00:57] <Ingar> heh, One man's loss... "Our equipment got destroyed in the recent floods, can you make a quote for new stuff"
[08:06:57] <FatPhil> The guy's clearly completely hatstand. I can see why you like his work though. That's ArchiePu levels of bogosity.
[08:25:33] <FatPhil> and "this patent"'s good. that ain't a patent, raxas, that's an application. that was abandoned. because it was complete garbage.
[08:59:07] <Bender> [SoylentNews] - New Device Can Diagnose Covid-19 From Saliva Samples - https://sylnt.us
[10:41:02] <c0lo_> =submit https://www.bbc.com
[10:45:30] <c0lo_> =submit https://www.theguardian.com
[10:45:34] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03Major Climate Changes Inevitable and Irreversible – IPCC’s Starkest Warning Yet" (26p) -> https://soylentnews.org
[10:48:37] <c0lo_> =submit doi-10.1093/nsr/nwab140 https://www.independent.co.uk
[10:48:43] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03World’s Strongest Glass That’s as Hard as Diamond Discovered" (1p) -> https://soylentnews.org
[10:49:48] <c0lo_> =submit https://www.reuters.com
[10:49:51] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03U.S. Judge Says Florida Can't Ban Cruise Ship's 'Vaccine Passport' Program" (30p) -> https://soylentnews.org
[10:52:22] <c0lo_> =submit https://www.newshub.co.nz
[10:52:27] <systemd> ✓* Sub-ccess! "03COVID-19: New Strains Could be Named After Constellations Once the Greek Alphabet is Used Up - WHO" (15p) -> https://soylentnews.org
[10:54:33] <c0lo_> =submit water-laced-with-leaking-porn? https://www.theguardian.com
[10:54:35] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03UK Launches £4m Fund to Run Fibre Optic Cables Through Water Pipes" (17p) -> https://soylentnews.org
[10:56:05] <c0lo_> =submit https://www.laprensalatina.com
[10:56:09] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03US Sets Record for Children Hospitalized With Covid-19 - La Prensa Latina Media" (15p) -> https://soylentnews.org
[10:57:43] <c0lo_> =submit https://edition.cnn.com
[10:57:50] <systemd> ✓* Sub-ccess! "08'All the Beds are Taken Up by Covid Victims': Hospitals in the South are Running Out of Space or Sta" (5p) -> https://soylentnews.org
[11:03:35] <c0lo_> Adult industry has always been a step ahead progressive https://toronto.ctvnews.ca
[11:03:37] <systemd> ^ 03'Ironic' that strip club has more COVID-19 protection than Ontario schools: manager
[11:04:45] <requerdanos> ¿Por qué "La Prensa Latina" está en inglés? me pregunto.
[11:08:23] <FatPhil> try the morning after pill
[11:11:39] <requerdanos> "preguntar" no quiere decir "embarazada" :)
[11:17:03] <FatPhil> there's no need to be embarassed, mistakes happen
[11:18:54] <requerdanos> Sí, asi es.
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[11:47:28] <Bender> [SoylentNews] - Watch Two Olympians Agree to Share the Gold in Rare and Heartwarming Tie - https://sylnt.us
[12:28:50] <t3> "prensa latina" appears to be a cuban propaganda? site (plenglish.com), "la prensa latina" seems to be a commercial site
[12:30:18] <t3> the name is rather generic, but it still smells funny
[12:33:11] <raxas> prensa latina is, unlike, for example, a liberal RT, strong communist propaganda for over 60 years. very unusual submit for soylent herd
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[14:26:55] <Bender> [SoylentNews] - Major U.K. Science Funder to Require Grantees to Make Papers Immediately Free to All - https://sylnt.us - better-late-than-never
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[14:38:47] <SoyCow1368> =submit https://www.theverge.com
[14:39:07] <SoyCow1368> =sub https://www.theverge.com
[14:39:31] <SoyCow1368> #submit https://www.theverge.com
[14:39:31] <MrPlow> Submitting. There is a mandatory delay, please be patient.
[14:39:56] <MrPlow> Submission successful. https://soylentnews.org
[14:40:03] <SoyCow1368> Where's a bit when you need it?
[14:40:11] <SoyCow1368> Where's a bot when you need it?
[14:40:24] <SoyCow1368> #smake systemd
[14:40:24] * MrPlow smakes systemd upside the head with the Sarkeesian principle
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[16:33:31] <raxas> https://www.augsburger-allgemeine.de
[16:37:37] <raxas> #submit https://www.eaglenewsafrica.com
[16:37:39] <MrPlow> Submitting. There is a mandatory delay, please be patient.
[16:38:04] <MrPlow> Submission successful. https://soylentnews.org
[16:42:37] <FatPhil> Is that a record - that's a 7 year old story!
[16:56:03] <Bender> [SoylentNews] - Big Tech Call Center Colombian Workers Face Pressure to Accept Home Surveillance - https://sylnt.us - sign-of-things-to-come?
[17:13:48] <raxas> you drink too much. it's story approved by bbc a week ago
[17:15:38] <raxas> real news tech stories like new russian industrial scale greenhouse on ISS are too RT for soylent
[17:20:13] <FatPhil> "The 26-year-old still vividly recalls that Thursday afternoon seven years ago at Nigeria’s University of Calabar"
[17:20:27] <FatPhil> he might be talking about it now, but the thing happened 7 years ago.
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[19:08:34] <acid_andy> @AzumaHazuki Looks like you've picked up a modbombing fan. All those Redundants, sometimes twice on one post.
[19:08:53] <AzumaHazuki> i noticed
[19:09:20] <AzumaHazuki> and also someone else has been referring to me as "the Azuma troll" and posting lots of redundant bordering on spam stuff quoting me out of context and only halfway
[19:09:26] <AzumaHazuki> which Runaway does in his sig too
[19:09:37] <AzumaHazuki> what a bunch of snowflakes
[19:09:39] <acid_andy> Where's hemo when you don't need him, eh? If only you were a right-wing AC.
[19:09:54] <AzumaHazuki> hemo is with any luck frying in his own grease in hell
[19:11:48] <acid_andy> I guess people are butthurt about the spam mods.
[19:13:46] <AzumaHazuki> i haven't even been doing too many of those, and never when they're not deserved
[19:13:56] <AzumaHazuki> people are butthurt about me calling them out for their bullshit
[19:18:03] <acid_andy> If it counts as a modbombing under the rules (even with sockpuppets), it should be reversed.
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[19:37:09] <Bender> [SoylentNews] - Glenfiddich Uses Own Whisky Waste to Fuel Trucks - https://sylnt.us - I'll-drink-to-that
[20:01:54] <Teckla> Does SN have "meta-moderation"?
[20:11:03] <FatPhil> Nope
[20:11:22] <FatPhil> it added an extra layer of complication for very little gain
[20:11:48] <FatPhil> it was abusable too
[20:40:38] <Teckla> Hmmm.
[20:40:45] <FatPhil> I'm scratching my head - I can only remember one scene/snippet from /the hudsucker proxy/ - was there really anything memorable in the film apart from that one thing? (deliberately not saying, as i don't want my memory to perturb your own)
[20:41:09] <Teckla> I wonder how else abusive moderating could be mitigated.
[20:42:12] <FatPhil> it's almost impossible. minimising abuse is the best we can do. this needs to be looked at.
[20:43:22] <AzumaHazuki> disable anon posting, duh
[20:43:34] <AzumaHazuki> it's too much :effort.gif: for most trolls to make an account
[20:43:43] <Teckla> Maybe you need some dedicated human "meta-moderators".
[20:43:55] <AzumaHazuki> fuck no, this place is overrun by RWNJs
[20:44:26] <Teckla> AzumaHazuki: And a few Russian trolls, too. *cough*boru*cough*
[20:44:36] <AzumaHazuki> boru's a russian troll?
[20:44:49] <Teckla> In my opinion, yes.
[20:45:21] <Teckla> I can't prove it and don't care to prove it, but that's my instinct.
[20:45:46] <Teckla> Possibly 1 or 2 others as well.
[20:49:34] <FatPhil> I would prefer the incentivisation of posting through an account.
[20:50:42] <FatPhil> however, I can assure you that from a centrist perspective there are as many loony-lefties as there are RWNJs.
[20:50:42] <Teckla> Why did SN decide to allow anonymous posts?
[20:51:26] <FatPhil> It's always been possible, there was no good reason to disable that feature. Sometimes almost everyone wants some anonymity.
[20:52:06] <Teckla> I have no data to support this opinion, but I prefer when accounts are required for posting. One more barrier for the trolls.
[20:52:45] <FatPhil> Opinions about preference need to data to support them apart from the preference itself. If you have it, you have it.
[20:53:18] <Teckla> What about data supporting the value of allowing anonymous posting? :)
[20:53:35] <Teckla> I don't really care that much either way. Mostly just chatting and sharing opinions.
[20:54:32] <Teckla> I think the idealistic viewpoint is "Allowing anonymous posts frees people to share their real opinions, which is valuable!"
[20:54:47] <Teckla> In reality, I don't think that's worked out, at all. The evidence would be, well, every social media website ever.
[20:55:36] <Teckla> Anonymity, without at least *some* barriers, just invites trolls. If they want to troll, they should at least have to climb the barrier of setting up yet another throwaway email account, and getting their SN account created and verified.
[20:55:44] <Teckla> In my opinion. I have lots of opinions, though, many of them likely wrong.
[20:58:18] <AzumaHazuki> that one is correct though
[20:58:37] <AzumaHazuki> it's like a lock on the front door. it's not going to keep a determined burglar our but it will filter the stupid, lazy, and weak
[21:01:45] <Teckla> Honestly, I've considered no longer visiting SN several times over the years, because I feel the conversations are very low quality. I suspect one reason they're low quality is precisely because the obnoxious trolls drive away people that would contribute positive way.
[21:01:51] <Teckla> Again, just my opinion.
[21:02:12] <Teckla> s/contribute positive/contribute in a positive/
[21:02:23] <Teckla> SedBot! Where art thou?! :(
[21:02:23] * SedBot is a 54-line awk script, https://github.com
[21:02:56] <Teckla> Heh.
[21:05:49] <chromas> How does disabling anon posting stop sockpuppeting, which is apparently a big issue?
[21:07:20] <requerdanos> how does disabling anon posting stop moderation abuse, which is apparently a big issue?
[21:07:43] <Teckla> Perhaps those are different, if related, issues?
[21:08:44] <requerdanos> well said.
[21:08:45] <chromas> Looks like no:
[21:08:45] <chromas> <Teckla> I wonder how else abusive moderating could be mitigated.
[21:08:45] <chromas> <FatPhil> it's almost impossible. minimising abuse is the best we can do. this needs to be looked at.
[21:08:45] <chromas> <AzumaHazuki> disable anon posting, duh
[21:09:46] <Teckla> chromas: Ah, yeah. I'm not sure how to fix the abusive moderation issue.
[21:10:00] <Bytram> NB: For every problem there is a solution: simple, obvious, and wrong.
[21:11:18] <chromas> For every situation, there's a quote
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[21:12:26] <Teckla> Well, I take that back, somewhat. Some places seem to keep things civil and under control, but it seems to require humans doing the actual work of finding abuse and stamping it out.
[21:12:56] <chromas> But you also have to agree with that place's definition of abuse
[21:13:47] <chromas> Don't forget crybullying is a thing
[21:14:47] <Teckla> It could be that the only options are "free speech, but a cesspool" and "moderated by the platform operators, but speech is limited".
[21:15:32] <chromas> Or those who don't want you to have free speech will do what they can to get you to censor yourself and take away each other's free speech
[21:16:26] <chromas> Shit, look at all the youtubers who beep themselves so they get that extra $5 in ad bucks/ And advertisers don't even care if you say "shit"
[21:20:39] <Teckla> No perfect solutions.
[21:21:42] <Bytram> point of reference: slashdot's staff reportedly had unlimited mod points and were not afraid to use them. it would take me about 5 minutes to turn that on for all staff here. In fact, that could have been done from the very start. We have tried to be as hands-off as possible with an occasional request to "play nice". (IOW: "Don't be a jerk!")
[21:22:58] <Teckla> imo, /. is both a cesspool *and* full of incompetents (some that mean well, some that don't), heh.
[21:23:12] <Teckla> Incompetents that often get modded up. :(
[21:23:48] <chromas> even when anon posting was disabled?
[21:23:50] <Teckla> Bytram: Yeah. I guess there's plenty of room for lots of management styles.
[21:24:21] * Bytram has only visited /. maybe 10 times since the start of SoylentNews... ANd I was on that site from *before* it even had UIDs and accounts.
[21:24:28] <chromas> the trick is to change management styles all the time, so they never know how the rules are going to be enforced
[21:24:51] <Teckla> chromas: I don't know. Would have to go back and check, but that's not going to happen, heh.
[21:25:26] <Teckla> Bytram: You aren't missing anything. I still visit there (out of some kind of perverse inertia), but I should stop.
[21:25:32] <Teckla> I can stop anytime I want! I've done it a million times!
[21:25:54] <chromas> wat
[21:26:06] <Teckla> I probably like Hacker News best. (Hopefully saying that isn't heresy here!)
[21:26:08] <chromas> you'd have to go back and check, but that's not going to happen, but you still visit there
[21:26:57] <Bytram> =yt wat
[21:26:58] <systemd> https://youtube.com - Skeletor says "wat" (18; 8,592,170 views; 👍284,870 👎1,805)
[21:27:06] <Bytram> nope
[21:27:16] <Teckla> chromas: I still visit there for new stories, but I wouldn't take it upon myself to see if the signal to noise ratio was higher when anonymous posting was banned.
[21:28:13] <Teckla> I like SoylentNews a *lot* more than Slashdot, I just wish SoylentNews had more traffic.
[21:29:30] <Bytram> Teckla: thank you!
[21:29:37] <Bytram> Teckla++
[21:29:37] <Bender> karma - teckla: 11
[21:29:39] <Teckla> :)
[21:29:40] <chromas> slashdot has the better name though
[21:30:20] <Bytram> barabas--
[21:30:20] <Bender> karma - barabas: -1
[21:30:27] <Bytram> ?
[21:30:34] <Teckla> gorilla.bas
[21:31:03] <Bytram> LOL! blast for the past!
[21:33:05] <Bytram> well, speaking of the past, /me just had a large bowl of past[a] and feels the need to take a nap
[21:33:17] <Teckla> DIABEETUS!
[21:33:51] <Runaway1956> huh - I just got chewed out for choosing rice instead of taters or something for dinner
[21:34:00] <Runaway1956> "rice is bad for my blood sugar"
[21:34:08] * Runaway1956 never heard that before
[21:35:10] <chromas> wasn't barabbas' fault
[21:35:14] <chromas> barrabas
[21:35:18] <chromas> , b.a.
[21:35:28] <Runaway1956> I blame barbados
[21:35:42] <Bytram> there are several varieties of rice and pasta and potatoes. Nearly every society has a food staple that is high in carbohydrates.
[21:36:17] <Runaway1956> https://www.verywellhealth.com
[21:36:18] <systemd> ^ 03Eating Rice When You Have Diabetes
[21:36:58] <Runaway1956> I guess I learned something - as much as it hurts my brain
[21:38:03] <chromas> so it looks like you should just skip white rice
[21:38:05] <Bytram> that advice for rice could apply to almost any carbohydrate.
[21:38:29] <Teckla> Runaway1956: Doesn't rice have a high glycemic index?
[21:38:32] <Runaway1956> I think the proper advice would be to limit how much rice (or whatever) you eat
[21:38:55] <Runaway1956> yes Teckla - that link specifically mentions glycemic index
[21:39:05] <Teckla> Black rice is the least racist of all the rices.
[21:39:28] * Runaway1956 heads outside to clean the mower deck for green leafy vegetation to go with the rice
[21:39:45] <Teckla> Yum!
[21:40:22] * Teckla misses his electric mower.
[21:40:25] <Bytram> as a teen, my dinner plate was usually at least half-covered with mashed potatoes.
[21:40:41] <chromas> throw in some oil and vinegar and you've got a salad going, baby!
[21:41:03] <Bytram> had plenty of Vitamin C, too!
[21:41:25] * Runaway1956 believes in eating something different every day
[21:41:32] <Bytram> okay, really need that nap. laters!
[21:47:57] <Teckla> https://www.nytimes.com
[21:47:59] <systemd> ^ 03Russian Disinformation Targets Vaccines and the Biden Administration
[21:48:03] <Teckla> In other news, water is wet
[21:48:29] <Teckla> Runaway1956: Does that include HUMAN FLESH?!
[21:48:57] * Runaway1956 has no experience with eating human flesh, he just likes to slap some flesh from time to time
[21:49:31] <Runaway1956> my squad leader in the Navy was from the Philipines - head hunter tribe
[21:49:42] <Runaway1956> I asked him once if he ever ate anyone
[21:49:58] <Runaway1956> he said "I ate whatever my Mama gave me"
[21:50:04] <Runaway1956> Seemed reasonable, LOL
[21:51:22] <Runaway1956> Needless to say, the Tagalog Philipinos didn't like Nepo very much . . . Tagalog were on the menu often
[22:19:55] <Bender> [SoylentNews] - Sky News Australia to Face Senate Inquiry After Week-long YouTube Suspension - https://sylnt.us - tell-the-truth
[22:20:43] <FatPhil> not a lot of (english-speaking) people know that they probably know a tagalog word.
[22:23:17] <Runaway1956> Which word is that, FatPhil?
[22:38:18] <AzumaHazuki> 3 million people in Arkansas. 8 ICU beds left. barely over 1/3 of the population vaccinated
[22:38:47] <Deucalion> That's grim :(
[23:24:43] <c0lo_> =submit https://www.cbsnews.com
[23:24:46] <systemd> c0lo_, 04submit failed: Rehash error: You must wait a little bit before using this resource; please try again later.
[23:25:04] <chromas> oh must've lost the session cookie
[23:25:09] <chromas> =rehashctl login
[23:25:09] <systemd> k
[23:25:12] <chromas> try again
[23:25:40] <Deucalion> =submit https://www.cbsnews.com
[23:25:42] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03Austin, Texas, Activates Emergency Alert System in Response to COVID Surge" (15p) -> https://soylentnews.org
[23:28:22] <chromas> no covid surge here yet, though we did have someone's house catch aflame because a fuel tank exploded in their garage a few blocks over
[23:28:39] <c0lo_> =submit gotta-keep-college-prices-high https://whdh.com
[23:28:41] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03Target Will Cover 100% of College Tuition for its Workers" (11p) -> https://soylentnews.org
[23:29:26] <chromas> ah oh. did c0lo_ figure out that subsidising things makes them cost more?
[23:32:18] <Deucalion> How does a fuel tank spontaneously explode? Maybe vent got blocked and it over pressurised with temperature. But that wouldn't mean it immediately causes a fire, just fuel all over the place.
[23:32:54] <Deucalion> Seems an unfortunate chain of events or insurance job possibly (says my inner cynic).
[23:32:56] <chromas> Don't know. Maybe it leaked and something sparked inside the garage
[23:33:24] <chromas> "well, tyechnically the tank itselff didn't expode..."
[23:35:44] <Runaway1956> https://www.youtube.com
[23:35:46] <systemd> ^ 03The Dutch
[23:36:59] <Deucalion> So the "explode" in the hyped reporting of it is going to be what a neighbour said... actually nothing exploded... most likely the thing leaked, lots of fuel vapour built up in a confined space then something lit it off...... that kinda makes a "WOOOOF" as it ignites.
[23:37:48] <c0lo_> =submit smoked-polar-bear-how-do-they-taste? https://www.theguardian.com
[23:37:50] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03Smoke From Siberia Wildfires Reaches North Pole in Historic First" (15p) -> https://soylentnews.org
[23:37:54] <Runaway1956> Depends on how much fuel-air mix there was how much of a "WOOOF" it made.
[23:39:21] <Deucalion> The result is lots of heat and pressure though as the vapour ignites... the containing structure might be said to "explode" as the windows and doors get blown out. The fuel tank itself... not so much.
[23:39:26] <Runaway1956> Polar bear probably tastes like Winston when you smoke it.
[23:39:38] <Runaway1956> Winston, tastes bad, like the one I just had
[23:39:42] <Runaway1956> no filter no flavor
[23:39:47] <Runaway1956> tastes like toilet paper
[23:39:59] <Deucalion> Good way to encourage cessation of cancer sticks
[23:40:18] <requerdanos> "Winston tastes good, like a cigarette should." - Fred Flintstone
[23:40:37] <c0lo_> =submit https://electrek.co
[23:40:38] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03Tesla Claims 92% Battery Cell Material Recovery in New Recycling Process" (1p) -> https://soylentnews.org
[23:40:48] <chromas> does a woof count as an explosion if it ejects the garage door out into the street?
[23:41:11] <Runaway1956> Only if it's the street twelve blocks away
[23:41:24] <requerdanos> I would say anything plosive in the ex direction would count as an explosion, but it could be just me
[23:41:48] <Deucalion> Thank %deity I am not the only pedant here :D
[23:42:02] <chromas> if a nearby vent exploding counts as an exploding van, then an exploding house should count as an exploding fuel tank :D
[23:42:28] <c0lo_> =submit tickling-bomb https://www.smithsonianmag.com
[23:42:30] <Runaway1956> If bits and pieces go flying, it's an explosion
[23:42:31] <systemd> ✓ Sub-ccess! "03Permafrost Thaw in Siberia Creates a Ticking 'Methane Bomb' of Greenhouse Gases, Scientists Warn" (16p) -> https://soylentnews.org
[23:42:48] <Runaway1956> if no bits, no pieces, then no, you only have a fast combustion
[23:43:03] <chromas> butt we have to decide which thing exploded
[23:43:11] <chromas> Deucalion can't be the only one getting anal here
[23:43:37] <Runaway1956> anal tastes bad, like the one you just had
[23:43:37] <Deucalion> It's all semantics of course. That was a very bad day for someone(S) and I hope no-one ended up injured or dead. Property can be fixed, missing limbs or vapourised people not so much.
[23:43:43] <Runaway1956> no filter, no flavor\
[23:43:50] <Runaway1956> tastes just like toilet paper
[23:46:23] <Runaway1956> re c0lo submission above - aren't time bombs supposed to tick?
[23:46:37] * Runaway1956 detects no ticking from the Arctic
[23:48:02] <requerdanos> of tick tock, wonder why they are supposed to tick and not tock.
[23:48:46] <Runaway1956> the timeless bomb tocks
[23:52:08] <c0lo_> =submit brilliant-larry https://www.cnbc.com
[23:52:11] <systemd> ✓* Sub-ccess! "03The World is Nowhere Near the End of the Covid Pandemic, Says Famed Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant" (4p) -> https://soylentnews.org
[23:59:37] <Runaway1956> larry brilliant part of the same WHO that told us not to worry about some silly pandemic 19 months ago 😲