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12:00 AM
12:32 AM
I like how captalists calling union causing unemployment by fixing wage
@Telkitty why u no troll?
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6:20 AM
OP came back after 6 years just to rollback an edit.
7:28 AM
finally opened my lawn mower up, hopefully fixing the spring position will get the starter pull cord working properly again
7:48 AM
I searched for the awkward cat positions, I am satisfied
8:09 AM
@Telkitty this one looks pretty comfy
there are 4 cats in the pic
I only saw 3, then I looked closer
the one on the right is barely there ...
8:27 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Manually reported question: Does $\\pi$ rational by General on math.SE
8:44 AM
@Telkitty you just blew my mind.
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12:18 PM
Strike is over. Used custom flag again on MSE. Probably waste of time, but meh. :)
@ShadowWizard I was gone for five minutes and I missed a whole strike?
12:32 PM
@M.A.R. yup. Be here more!
That's the fastest 4 meta upvotes I've ever seen o_o
make it 5
12:47 PM
Who can bring it back?
1:00 PM
so @ger, will you show gratitude and gift Jason your fur if he gives you a tuna as present?
@ShadowWizard there's a Justin Timberlake joke in there somewhere...
@ShadowWizard Kinda sorta
1:02 PM
@Telkitty brews a cup of jasmine tea for @Telkitty
@Stijn hmm? Where?
but with coffee instead of sexy
coffee is sexy
day xyz, I am still not question banned on meta
@Stijn lol
@Telkitty you need to ask a question to get banned again
1:11 PM
not planning to
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Manually reported answer: What is "heating under reflux"? by xcbbhdka on chemistry.SE
SD poof
1:38 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Pattern-matching website in answer: Careers advice for Ph.D.s without current postdocs or university jobs by ff rr on mathoverflow.net
2:22 PM
@M.A.R. Must have been a bowling strike not a nuclear one this time. A gutter ball is unremarkable.
Chance Favours the Prepared!
Panic time: RPG election begins in 5 hours and I still have to find 3 posts to edit.
@Gerry You won't be able to vote if you get to 150 rep after the election starts?
Or do you want to be the first to get the nth Constituent?
@Gerry thanks for reminding me
Yep, keep on deleting your account really helps with accumulating reps, but don't worry @Gerry, you can beg for an upvote
2:37 PM
Whatever, I'm too alien to the topic to suggest edits.
@Gerry search for "I have a doubt"
CC @Mith
Sure the rep can be obtained later. But early votes in Primary might have a bit more influence due to them being visible, so...
Oh, how much effect do they really have, though?
I don't see you begging, obviously your panic is not sincere enough
@Telkitty Cool people beg like that
@M.A.R. I search for swear words ;)
2:40 PM
Well, that I'm not sure would turn up too many editable results
But it's a good choice
Search for title:kindly
See what it gets ya
Oh look! @Gerry's running for mod
burn the sock! ... the 10.5k one ...
Darning needles needed.
3:04 PM
@M.A.R. This is RPG, not SO...
I think I am seeing things ... browser, don't scare me
3:23 PM
A: What can bald guys do to prevent helmet sunburns?

ZaRKSir, I recommend growing a bit of hair. If you are unable to grow hair I know of many hair rejuvenation clinics. Also, you can put a small towel upon your bald head. Youre Welcome: Zark

Yeah... we know of many hair rejuvenation clinics around here.
So you are checking out what would happen if you shave your hair to make a jumper for jason already? I admire your love for jason dearly!
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Offensive answer detected: What would happen if electricity stopped working? by Joe smith on worldbuilding.SE
3:46 PM
Is it just me, or is elections.stackexchange.com hacked? It shows a totally unrelated page for me
uh... shit.
We found SE's expansion strategy. Interior Design!
@Shog9 Urgh, I thought the switch was flipped on the DNS, but I guess not? |:
gonna 404 it here shortly
Tim's indisposed for a bit, so this hasn't been quite... planned
on a brighter note... Free meta rep for someone who wants to demonstrate the black arts
@Shog9 Ah, that sounds…not ideal :/
Is the domain issue just about the switch to HTTPS by the way? I wasn't 100% clear from Nick's tweet why it'd need to be reclaimed
3:55 PM
@Ferrybig should now display a calm panda
@TimStone well, that was the first issue (and would've eventually been the most critical)
then some other stuff happened
I'll defer to Tim when he gets back on that
Isn't @TimStone our replacement Tim? Assign it to him instead.
@Shog9 Alright. Obviously from my side I'd prefer to get the site back as soon as possible, which I can just do on my own, but I don't know whose buy in I have to get for that/whether we can continue to use the old domain with HTTPS if there's a solution there that everyone is comfortable with
I don't know if the motivations for having other-Tim host it are still relevant as they were at the time
…Especially given the whole "make sure the domain doesn't point to anything unintentional" aspect is a bit, errr, moot now
@Shog9 Should I relogin now, since that spam site may have read SE cookies, or was there no risk as I only accessed the site using HTTP, and I assume you use HTTPS only cookies?
4:12 PM
@Ferrybig can't hurt
4:56 PM
> I need @Mysticial to map these to Stack Overflow users somehow. twitter.com/ProbablyFlarnie/status/855912644217262080 … -- Shog9 at 9:34 AM - 24 Apr 2017
But on SO, "still learning kindness" should be replaced with "still has some kindness left in them".
And moved to the right half of the table, of course.
Why is there a right half when surely nobody fits in there? Or at most there is a top right corner for Jon Skeet.
After doppelgreen, I think nitsua60 is a clear 2nd choice; a late-comer who has reached the same level as ancient users in all kinds of activities is usually a good choice.
The bottom right contains the users who are kind enough to state their effing question clearly, and format their code if any.
5:16 PM
> The Q&A site elections.stackexchange.com doesn't seem to exist…yet.
I don't think this site ever had a magic link.
seems a good idea... go to Area 51
1 hour ago, by Shog9
@Ferrybig should now display a calm panda
5:35 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Offensive answer detected: Servos and ultrasonic at the same time by user33127 on arduino.SE
5:56 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword with email in body: Some e-mails are not delivered to my server by David on serverfault.com
@ShadowWizard Running since 15:44:09 UTC (142 minutes)
@ShadowWizard teward / Midnight Eclipse
@SmokeDetector still there and rude
6:07 PM
@Gerry what's this?
Who did you destroy?
@rene check again
6:20 PM
@ShadowWizard I used to have a Metasmoke key, but never used it, and since I'm no longer involved in the project, it made sense to destroy the key.
6:36 PM
@JasonC Either way, shouldn't be too hard. I don't follow that last statement you left here. Care to elaborate?
6:47 PM
@Gerry And somehow exempt from annoying Indianisms, Americanisms etc., because?
Because dragons.
Nobody dares to ask a dragon to do the needful.
@rene Yes: Massive sarcasm.
The most sarcasm you can possibly imagine.
Hi guys, i have a question. i have reached the daily reputation and i recieved 6 upvotes after that, will those upvotes be calculated over my tag? or just they will be vanished? sorry if its not a fair question
@Sajeetharan Yes, they still count toward your tag score and tag badges.
It's only the reputation that is subject to daily cap.
@Gerry ok thank you brother
7:04 PM
Yeah, this site actually leads the network in % of comments deleted, @erik. I get the impression that folks argue a lot here. — Shog9 ♦ 11 mins ago
I wish the decision on the number of mods elected was made before the election...
@Gerry oh, so that was a key being destroyed... wonder how come yours is the only one...
Not many people had it to begin with.
Maybe it was made, and I just didn't get the memo...? Otherwise it looks like CMs will read the list of winners and decide whether they like #2 enough to have 2 new mods.
> I have yet [to explain] how Stack Exchange works to someone who hasn't used it without them asking how users pay or get paid. jericson.github.io/2016/07/13/QA_economics.html … -- Jon Ericson at 10:30 AM - 24 Apr 2017
7:22 PM
@JasonC well, you got me there, totally missed it.
well played
20K debugging account meta.stackexchange.com/questions/295134/debugging-account /cc @ShadowWizard @Bart
20K java chat meta.stackexchange.com/questions/295144/… /cc @ShadowWizard @Bart
7:40 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted username, few unique characters in answer, no whitespace in answer: What kind of materials is being used for Fighter jets glass shields? by lolololol on aviation.SE
8:15 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword with email in answer: How much space probability should have in Statistics learning by marleytom on math.SE
8:30 PM
A: Is it possible to have a pet cat even with cat allergies?

UğurMy friend invited me and my wife to dinner. He has three cats at home. My wife is allergic to cats but I want to join this dinner.

That's a tough one.
Might be hard to find another wife before the dinner time.
Find another dinner
9:04 PM
area51.meta.stackexchange.com is here, bye bye "discuss"
So... what happened to Elections.SE?
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Offensive answer detected: Is a vendor also a maintenance worker? by Mark Melo on english.SE
9:25 PM
@ɥʇǝS It's Shadow Wizard's fault.
@QPaysTaxes well I was gonna say it was @TimStone's fault, but obviously Smokey knows best.
In all seriousness, though, what happened? All I can get from the transcript is that elections.SE got replaced with an interior design site of some description.
A: elections.stackexchange.com isn't loading

Shog9Yeah, this is gonna be down for a bit; Tim Stone was maintaining it and Tim Post was hosting it. The domain, of course, was controlled by the company... Which is currently moving all se.com subdomains to HTTPS. This presents two problems: Tim Post can't continue hosting it, and we don't have an...

Oh, so it just went down
What was that bit about interior design, then? Or was that a reference to something else?
9:37 PM
@QPaysTaxes was pointed to a host that Tim Post was renting, and then stopped; when that got reassigned, it was still pointing there.
Oh, OK.
That's a clever bit of domain-buying.
Is this something that the hosting company might actively offer someone (psst, we have a lapsed domain with X amount of traffic, could be yours)?
I doubt it
More likely than not someone, at some point, looked at the DNS records for elections.SE, noticed that it redirected to another site, and bought that domain
the domain didn't lapse. It's our domain; we decide whether it exists, what requests to it do, etc.
The issue here is that the domain was pointed to a server that was being rented from someone else (Digital Ocean, if memory serves), which we then stopped renting.
That would've been a good time to also kill the domain, and I believe Tim asked for that at the time... But the request kinda got misunderstood or lost or something.
Anyway... All good now.
Except we don't have election stats, of course.
9:43 PM
well, yeah, except for that.
Speaking of which, the RPG primary is interesting.
I didn't expect Joshua to have that much support (more than Korvin)
doppelgreener : 77 // nitsua60 : 66 // Joshua Aslan Smith : 34 // KorvinStarmast : 33 // Erik : 14 // the dark wanderer : 6 // Lino Frank Ciaralli : 2
At least the top 2 are clear enough, and there aren't likely to be more than 2 winners, so...
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Few unique characters in answer, no whitespace in answer, repeating characters in answer, blacklisted user: Maximum height of a projectile on a inclinated plan by biabananacity on physics.SE
@Mithrandir those bubbles surely give you lots of repz! ;)
@Shog9 can't the stats page just be hosted elsewhere? I mean, it's just a single page using the public API, isn't it?
To my poor understanding, the domain can't direct to a random host because it's https.
10:21 PM
@ShadowWizard donno, I've never looked at it
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Mostly dots in answer: Difference Between "Plot" and "Storyline" by donuts on english.SE

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