I suspect not, since he would have deleted it for the reason in my follow-up comment which I wasn't able to finish typing before he deleted it, meaning that he had the power to read my thoughts and therefore still wins.
Okay, the random message generator is complete, but I'm not entirely sure how well it works
The algo could certainly do with some fine tuning
Here are some of the results
> And if I put one in a chat will it still give someone a notice in their inbox if they've never been before?
> I suspect not, since he would have deleted it for the reason in my follow-up comment which I wasn't able to finish typing before he deleted it, meaning that he had the power to read my thoughts and therefore still wins.
> @littlegreen replace your user number with the one of the offending user, put this in a userscript and poof!
^ Obvious duplication of original message, need to improve algo more
Mmmhmmm... this is bad, the code is duplicating whole messages far too many times
Please note. I toyed around with the election page so you don't have to, and I encourage you not to do so, unless you are willing to cast your serious vote for the Math elections, like I did.
I have put some half-assed humour and some references here and there in the body of this question...
Well, there are still a few bugs, but the there are results now
> @MarcGravell don't spend too much time in the timestamps :)
> @MarcGravell @radp Hey, I claim so it works as expected, matching all comment which I wasn't able to finish typing before he deleted it for another place where the internets end, and it's our star power combined...!
I'd like to clear my Facebook status. With the most recent profile changes (December 2010) your status no longer appears at the top of the page. How do I clear my most recent status without posting a new one?
What my profile looks like:
This one was my fault.
UPDATE: Our 5 Why Assessment of the situation
Problem: there is an alert on every page of Stack Overflow
Why? Because Matt deployed a version of the Careers ad code with a debugging line in it
Why? Because he forgot to remove it before pushing his change
@radp Pshaw. If you go far enough, you'll hit clouds again. Foul, toxic clouds on some gas-laden planet, but clouds. And if you keep going farther, that planet's core. Followed by more clouds, then space again.
So it depends on which planet the clouds belong to, which point in space, blah, blah, blah....
There appears to be some malformed HTML in Meta's sidebar that's causing the chat advertisements to be displayed incorrectly. The module which contains the "Frequently Asked" question list has a "linked" container inside of it, and either it or its parent module element appear to be missing a clo...
This tweet by Jeff was posted in chat:
for those of you seeing scrapers rank above #stackoverflow can you reply with your exact google query terms? (plain text only, no urls)
Tweeted by codinghorror on December 9, 2010 at 7:59 AM
Since some of us don't use Twitter, I thought it'd be helpf...
I want to store .flv files in the database and not in the file system.
This is what I can do right now:
Successfully convert .wmv and .mpeg to .flv with ffmpeg.
Store images in SQL Server and show them on my page with an httphandler.
Same with .avi and .mpeg videos. (It's up to the user's softwa...
> I am going to begin comparing lengths of time to the duration of a hypothetical waffle buttering session. "I could probably get that upgrade done for you in the amount of time that it would take me to butter, say, 87 waffles. Sound good?" – Evan Anderson Sep 4 '09
While bumps are generally good, there are niche cases where they are harmful:
I recently decided I would consolidate two tags on Stack Overflow: "openoffice" and "openoffice.org". They refer to precisely the same thing, and having two tags for them just fragments the organizational structure.
Not sure if this feature still works like I remember, but I thought that links to the duplicate questions that the close-voters listed were displayed once the question was closed.
This question, at least until it was edited by other users, did not display the link to the dupe after the vote to c...
Hm, that's what you should probably write on the top of your notes on how to be you. "Abandon all hope ye who enter this position, for the very vendor whose cooperation you seek with be your undoing. Just kidding, but they are quite bad. (:"
Currently, the SE engine detects a few situations and suggests actions to the user. For example, I remember that...
if you upvote an answer on your own question, it suggests to mark this answer as accepted.
if you downvote an answer, it suggests to explain the reason for downvoting in the comme...
@rchern we haven't yet attached the "brain-suck 5000 psychic neural interface" to the system (it is still in user-trials; the 4800 and 4900 both had bitterly disappointing results, but hey: we had signed waivers, and the doctors say they will probably wake up)...
"This document intentionally left blank, except for this paragraph, because the reader won't understand it anyways. Yeah, that's right. What're you gonna do? Fire me?" Submit that along with a freshly opened ream of blank paper.
@RebeccaChernoff Download a random huge image from the Internet. One of the Hubble photos, or something. Change its name to R_Chernoff_legacy_document.one. Congratulations! Your remaining time has basically been converted into paid vacation!