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12:32 AM
This post shouldn't have been closed as a dupe or deleted since it's fundamentally different that the supposed original. The moderators unlocked it for me so it could be voted on, I hope any Meta 10ks here can check it out to see if they think it worthy of an undelete vote.
 
Smiling unicorns \o/
 
good day sirs
 
12:51 AM
'Ello there @waffles
 
 
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2:07 AM
I seem to have just enough room for Kinect now. Success!
 
2:18 AM
@TimStone \o/
 
2:41 AM
@TimStone I went coffee table shopping before deciding one would actually interfere with using my living room.
 
 
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3:54 AM
@mootinator Yeah, damn furniture...always trying to be functional, but usually just getting in the way.
SpaceChems
 
4:28 AM
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Q: Should questions closed as "not a real question" and "off topic" get an automatic downvote?

Jeff AtwoodWe currently have five standard close reasons network wide: exact duplicate This question covers exactly the same ground as earlier questions on this topic; its answers may be merged with another identical question. off topic Questions on Stack Overflow are expected to generally rela...

 
@JeffAtwood Off topic including or excluding migrations?
 
4:50 AM
I sure hope this week is leaps and bounds better than this weekend. >_<
 
It will be.
It has April 1st!
 
Rough weekend?
 
Let's just say I'm in a hotel courtesy of my insurance company.
 
Erm, that sounds pretty terrible :(
 
4:57 AM
pretty much!
 
If you want to share, I'm (and we're, I'm sure) all ears.
 
shakes his head
 
Indeed, along with wishes of significantly better luck your way, heh.
 
Do tell.
 
nah, no need to bore you with details. (:
 
5:04 AM
was supposed to troubleshoot some code this weekend but the problematic code didn't get committed.
uses his psychic powers to help.
Ummmm. Ummmm. Ummmm.
 
My flag weight gets lower and lower on p.se. Clearly I don't understand what's appropriate there, so I think I'll stop flagging.
 
@MichaelPetrotta I've always felt that trying to understand what's appropriate there involves too much effort on my part, so I just stay away altogether, heh.
 
I'll need a 4502 point bounty first, if you can arrange that. ;)
 
sure ... let me just run an update statement
 
I'd be willing to take some organization and motivation so I could answer questions to earn the reputation too, but that seemed more complicated, and I like to keep things simple (naturally).
 
5:43 AM
There's 1150 in active bounties right now. (;
 
I'll get right on that after I'm done playing SpaceChem ;)
 
Speaking of bounties, I need a MSO question to earn the Investor badge. Anyone have a question they'd like to see a 50 rep bounty on?
 
 
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9:19 AM
17
Q: "Possible duplicate" message is difficult to notice on English.SE

nohatWhen a question is closed as a duplicate, the duplicate question is selected (by the users who vote to close) and then a link to it is attached automatically to the top of the message as a blockquote. Part of the site design at English.SE includes a style for blockquotes that emphasizes their "...

 
 
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10:48 AM
 
10:59 AM
@Reno heh...wow.
 
11:30 AM
@tombull89 nerd magnet ;)
 
and I thought I was white :P I'm 21, she's, what. 24? :P
wakes up
 
@tombull89 Stop drooling already :P
 
@badpssockpuppet 21 year old geek, what do you expect? :P
 
I'm 21yo as well foo :P
 
I'm several hundred years old :p
 
11:40 AM
I'm guessing this is from reddit or similar?
 
I was browsing imgur, yh it must have been uploaded by a redditor
 
there's a slighty older one of a burnette on a street, I think it's in chicago...aww.
 
 
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12:49 PM
Wow, the comment length limit on Area51 is pretty severe
(150 characters, barely more than a tweet)
keep that in mind next time you want tinyurl stuff banned :P
 
 
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2:02 PM
Indeed, 1 hour later...
 
bit more than 1 hour, I would say.
....quiet in here today.
 
2:15 PM
yawns I really need to get caught up on sleep, hmm..
 
3:11 PM
@TimStone you and me both
however, I'll be PC and not disclose the reasons for my lack of sleep
 
@drachenstern I'm going to assume that means your fear of muslims and/or people of color kept you awake.
 
Oh, and now that I'm here, I'm going to disapparate for a little bit, no need for all you regulars to follow me :P
@mootinator No, it would be a non-implied reference to the multitude of mammary glands and the non-copious amounts of alcohol applied over the weekend, and my anticipation to next weekend...
It wouldn't really be nice of me to make a plain statement ...
There are some here who would get offended :p
 
@drachenstern There has to be a better expression for that than PC :)
 
@mootinator lol, I'm sure there is, somewhere
 
3:28 PM
@balpha So why's it doing something different now?
 
It's not. I have no idea what you're seeing, but there have been no changes at all even close to anything relevant
 
@balpha how interesting. Thanks for the confirmation I suppose
ok all /afk
 
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Seriously Facebook?
 
They didn't let the title wrap properly. It's supposed to read "People you may know you want to BURNINATE."
 
I don't know which is more disturbing, that I'm only one friend away from her, or that somehow Facebook think that I might want to be her friend
 
3:38 PM
@YiJiang Well, I'm thinking Facebook knows you better than we do...
 
@YiJiang I'm not seeing what the problem is, unless the angry red face was on the page originally.
@Shog9 Congratulations!
 
@PopularDemand I sort of wish it was, at least it would indicate that I was been punked by Facebook
 
@YiJiang Wait, is that a famous person?
 
@PopularDemand Oh no, absolutely not
 
@PopularDemand ...for not knowing Yi very well?
 
3:40 PM
You really don't want to know
 
@PopularDemand I've only seen that one in a tweet Jeff posted
 
@YiJiang shudders
 
I really want to be the one to expose @PopularDemand to this
@badpssockpuppet I hate you
 
@Shog9 For your new jobamabobber.
 
3:41 PM
@PopularDemand ah. Well, thank you!
 
@MichaelMrozek At work; no YouTube. (Actually, I probably could get on it, but personal rule.)
 
@PopularDemand She made a fairly horrible music video that currently has 60m views on youtube
 
Ah. So I just missed the pop culture boat again. HO-KAY
(I very, very rarely visit YouTube when I'm not at work, too.)
I'm pretty sure I'm only one friend away from Mark Zuckerberg. So... there's my claim to fame.
Anyways, now that Shog has been properly congratulated, back to work. Though I may lurk for a while.
 
@PopularDemand I'll let you in on the refrain
FRIDAY
FRIDAY
FRIDAY
FRIDAY
FRIDAY
EEEEY
3
As you can see, the cultural height of Bieber, just lower.
 
oh god
 
3:45 PM
@PopularDemand Well... You do still need to congratulate me on not knowing which seat @YiJiang should take. Which you won't do 'til you watch the video. SO NO WORK YET POPS!
 
outbiebered?
 
@MichaelMrozek the question about generalist on meta .. i actually am 90% your deleted answer is right, and the upvoted one is wrong
 
@Zypher I thought they were identical
 
it requires a **single answer of score** > 15 in 20 of the top 40 tags.

I used to be under the impression that it was cumulative score of 15 in each tag, but unless I'm reading it wrong that is not the case:
The single answer score is what i'm pretty sure is wrong
 
Oh, yeah; I read it as the opposite of what it was saying. Fail
 
3:51 PM
Ah well, another one for the "Why I don't use Facebook" file then
 
@Zypher Yeah, now we just need to figure out whose fault it was for writing that in the badge description post :P
 
haha
yes, but it's almost lunch time ... so i'll leave that as an exercise for the reader :)
 
@Zypher It appears to have been me. I'll fix. Or at least I'll try.
 
hrm
I guess I can't use a calculated column in another calculated column in SQL? :/
select
  p.OwnerUserId as [User Link],
  u.Reputation, COUNT(*) as "Question upvotes",
  u.Reputation - (count(*) - 400)*5 as "New reputation",
  "New Reputation"/u.Reputation as "% loss"

Invalid column name 'New Reputation'.
 
4:15 PM
/facepalm
I blame Sesame Street.
 
I fail at SQL, I make no mystery of that
select
  p.OwnerUserId as [User Link],
  u.Reputation,
  SUM(CASE WHEN PostTypeId = 1 THEN 1 ELSE 0 END) as "Question upvotes",
  SUM(CASE WHEN PostTypeId = 2 THEN 1 ELSE 0 END) as "Answers upvotes",
  SUM(CASE WHEN PostTypeId = 1 THEN 1 ELSE 0 END)*1000/COUNT(*) as "Question upvotes ‰"
from Votes p2v
join Posts p on p2v.PostId = p.Id
join Users u on p.OwnerUserId = u.Id
where
p2v.VoteTypeId = 2 and
p.CommunityOwnedDate is null and
p.OwnerUserId is not null
group by p.OwnerUserId, u.reputation
having COUNT(*) > 100 and
This does what I want but it's just plain ugly
it's ugly that I have to group by reputation to select it, it's ugly that I have to repeat those SUM's so many times, that double nested CASE is ugly....
 
@PopularDemand I believe the response is something about a thingadongdong
 
4:31 PM
0
Q: Local/Global Boolean problem

himmerzHello I have a boolean problem. I have to make my boolean a global variable for it to work but it need to to be local so I can make many Doughnuts. The boolean when set to true disapears as it has been "eaten" when false it has not been eaten. The problem with setting it global is all my doughn...

 
@balpha checks calendar D'oh!
 
4:43 PM
crosses fingers
 
@badpssockpuppet I can't figure out what this does...
 
@Trufa Select all users that have more than one question upvote per two answer upvotes.
 
@badpssockpuppet why would you need that if I may ask?
 
77
Q: Should we cap reputation gained from questions at +2000?

Jeff AtwoodBased on: Could we put a cap on reputation earned by asking questions? I am starting to wonder if we should cap reputation gained for questions. I have historically resisted this, but: It does seem nonsensical that users can get 10,000+ reputation purely on the basis of asking hundreds of qu...

That query more or less matches people that will see some reputation vanish if Waffles' change was implemented.
 
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Q: Remove nofollow on links at a certain age

nickfI propose that after a certain amount of time has passed since the last edit on a question or post, that all links within that post should no longer be flagged with rel="nofollow". Here is my reasoning: The web is built on creating meaningful links. There are literally hundreds of thousands of ...

:O
no wai
pings @MichaelMrozek
(not that you were particularly concerned, but notable nevertheless)
 
4:59 PM
> There are a few rules that must apply to a post before this will occur in order to prevent abuse
I'm curious what those are, but \o/ overall
 
@badpssockpuppet sorry I was reading the updates (hand't seen the question in a while) now I see, thanks!!
 
Adam had some good (if technically challenging) suggestions. Here's hoping there's a bit more to it than just "link is old, give it cred"
 
@TimStone holy crap. I don't see the new requirements however
 
@badpssockpuppet > to prevent gaming of this feature the details will remain a bit vague for the moment. We will be reviewing posts that meet the criteria and tweaking - but the goal is as stated below: to give credible and relevant links the attention they deserve. – Geoff Dalgas
 
Oh, it's by design.
votes up the comment
In other news I find it funny that Gaming has more users with more than 400 question upvotes (2 users) than SF (1 user) and SU (nobody) do
 
5:06 PM
Gaming is just that awesome. Also, damn you for introducing me to SpaceChem, it's too much fun to stop playing. :P
 
AskUbuntu has 2 too.
 
@TimStone agreed
 
This reminds me of that Turing machine game that absorbed a week of my life
 
oh yay yay yay another game everyone is going to be obsessed about for awhile and then never talk about again! q:
 
It's a fun game. :p
 
5:20 PM
@Shog9 it is definitely a bit more than that. (:
 
@RebeccaChernoff :D
I checked an old (+2yrs) answer of mine, accepted with 7 up-votes, it's still nofollow'd - so I must assume the requirements are fairly strict.
 
@RebeccaChernoff Even you would like that game
 
o:
what makes you say that?
@Shog9 it requires a form signed in blood to be mailed in. but you didn't hear that from me.
5
 
5:35 PM
@RebeccaChernoff Whose blood?
(If nobody asks, Shog9 is going to... well, let's just leave it at "something.")
 
puts down cat, tries to look innocent
 
@Shog9 That's actually pretty much just what I was imagining. Thanks for backing me up on that... I think.
 
@RebeccaChernoff It's an engineerey game.
 
ok...and?
 
5:54 PM
actually it's really a programming game
 
And chemistry!
 
and I tend use lots of dirty hacks
molecules queueing up too fast? meh, let's make the pipes longer! as long as we get 20 result molecules, it doesn't matter if the solution scales!
 
@balpha if you do that you'll lose cycles on the first input however
 
I don't care about the statistics as long as I finish the objective :)
 
Lucky you, @balpha. I find those charts daunting
"This many people did better than you. Son, I am disappoint."
 
6:00 PM
Who needs cycles anyway? Single reactor is where it's at!
(Plus a lot of probably unnecessary complexity)
 
@TimStone I require a video of that
looks awesome
 
It's absurdly slow though, heh. :D
 
what level is that?
 
It's oddly symmetric however.
 
@balpha "No Ordinary Headache"
Ah cool, I got the challenge criteria too.
 
6:03 PM
a good example for my "make the pipes longer" strategy :)
 
Speaking of which, I need to finish the In-Place Swap level
 
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Hahah :D
@badpssockpuppet You can haz ogv, since I don't have an account on the YouTubez for some reason. Also interesting to note, Chrome tries to play that file and pretty much freezes up the tab, good stuff.
5329 cycles (>_>), 54 symbols used.
 
2116 cycles, 57 symbols
(but two reactors)
 
Real work is for people who don't have Manufactoria to occupy them
 
6:12 PM
@badpssockpuppet That one ended up being easier than I expected, surprisingly enough
 
@balpha You're so average
 
6:19 PM
yay I win!
 
\o/
 
and I'm pretty sure @RebeccaChernoff has fallen asleep on her keyboard now
 
@balpha She probably needs some caffeine. nods
All of this SpaceChem excitement must be exhausting for her.
 
hah! Dropped it to 1,826.
In a couple years...
 
I'm currently struggling with the "Don't fear the reaper" defense... My "long pipes" strategy fails there for spatial reasons :\
 
6:22 PM
Put a sync after an out and a sync before a drop.
 
easier said than done one that screen
 
There's a reason why I'm not too sure I want to purchase the game :P
 
hopes his server hasn't been compromised
 
(not a working solution)
 
This is really not the week for me to start playing a new addictive game
 
6:26 PM
@balpha That level looks kinda arbitrary
 
it's a defense level. depending on what you send where, you turn and/or fire the laser
 
Yeah, I figured. Still it's kinda arbitrary to decide that one molecule of methane can turn a couple tons laser firing apparatus around.
 
It's science, it can do whatever it wants!
 
@badpssockpuppet Now that you say it, I see it too! goes to file a realism bug
 
What's worse is, I don't have any striking idea on how to shave 700 cycles off this solution
 
6:29 PM
@badpssockpuppet Just wait for the hardware guys to speed things up
 
@balpha You spelled balpha wrong. Noob
 
Oct 10 '10 at 16:59, by balpha
@pop balpha was taken, as was b.alpha
Oct 10 '10 at 17:00, by balpha
And it's just youtube, so ... meh
 
geeeeeeee this game just looks fascinating
 
It is, it is.
 
6:39 PM
@RebeccaChernoff For somebody who spends a lot of time talking about WordFeud and that iPhone game with the numbers, you are extremely anti-SpaceChem
 
@RebeccaChernoff Upon reconsideration, I would now suggest to you Farmville.
Since you're a busy person, however, Progress Wars will do.
 
We could go back to talking about OpenTTD for 18 hours a day I suppose
 
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Q: Keep rep from deleted posts that were valid when asked

Lance RobertsI had three posts, that were valid when written, deleted today, because someone thought they no longer belonged. They may be right on some of them, that they aren't valid anymore (they refer to Stack Exchange 1.0), but that doesn't mean I should lose the rep and badges for them. My request woul...

 
Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep
 
> Your mission: Chase Away Pants
 
6:41 PM
rEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEp
 
*Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeps
 
I'm thinking now it should go the other way, keep all rep from deleted questions unless voted to not keep it (for the truly crappy, off-topic, pity-vote gathering questions).
 
@MichaelMrozek no, normally it is people poking me that I've forgotten to play WwF. q:
@badpssockpuppet oh gawd no.
 
@RebeccaChernoff It's the perfect game for the haters of SpaceChem.
 
offers @RebeccaChernoff one sheep in exchange for four corn
 
6:44 PM
Speaking of reps,
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A: Should we cap reputation gained from questions at +2000?

badp's sockpuppetThis is another case of Stack Overflowism; since something is broken for the 0.0001% of the population on Stack Overflow, we must bend the rules everywhere and make the reputation system "even more complex" (complaint Jeff threw in my general direction in reply of an unrelated suggestion, see cha...

 
suspects his ignorance of actual Farmville play is showing
 
@MichaelMrozek runs away screaming
2
 
Are we playing "let's link posts @MichaelMrozek read in the last five minutes"? Because you guys are both winning
 
hmm wait FIFM
 
@MichaelMrozek I guess that if I wanted feedback on my addendum I should've put it in its own answer, although then it'd be in like page 3 where no one can see it
 
6:49 PM
@MichaelMrozek Does the game ever make clear where Farmville is located? If not, it could be in Catan.
 
@balpha Brant suggests
in The Bridge on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, 57 secs ago, by Brant
0
Q: I want some help from anybody who knows

aliyaI want any website from where i can get good progress report card remarks for grade 8 students

 
:D
 
594
Q: What are some funny loading statements to keep users amused?

Oli This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions here. More info: http://stackoverflow.com/faq Nobody likes waiting but unfort...

Half of those are valid.
 
Kicks @Lance
 
@Shog9, what makes you "adjunct," anyways? Is that just being used as a fancy word for "part-time"?
 
7:02 PM
@PopularDemand Adjunct, n.: A nonessential attribute of a thing.
Robert is The Community Coordinator. I'm like... His appendix.
 
yay, my local .net user group added the MeetUp info to the homepage/calendar. (:
 
@Shog9 You're God's appendix?!
4
 
My role is to sit, forgotten about, for years... until I suddenly burst and cause sepsis.
2
his His HIS hrm
 
@Shog9 Now I wonder how many SE communities are already preparing preemptive appendectomies. "You still have Shog9 on your users page? Oh, we got rid of ours ages ago!"
 
@RebeccaChernoff Nifty. Too bad the Philadelphia one isn't doing so well. At least this way I won't miss out on much, I suppose.
 
7:10 PM
@PopularDemand lazily pokes Physics
 
@PopularDemand Good point, I can even destroy him on Gaming!
...and he wouldn't care!
 
Hmmmmmmmm.
> Welcome Valued Associate Amanda Zompetti!
> Welcome Valued Associate Josh Heyer
Only one of these titles ends with a bang. Perhaps this appendix thing is For Reals.
 
His also didn't include a picture, because nobody wants to see him
 
To be fair, even I would rather look at Amanda than myself.
Technically though, there is a picture - it's just contained in the flair.
 
@Shog9 Aw, don't be ridiculous. Here, have some you:
Feb 24 at 16:55, by Shog9
user image
 
7:16 PM
ah, right... Yeah, Jeff totally should have used that photo.
 
@balpha for some reason when I linked that it showed up for me at the top of the screen. The timestamp is right, though.
 
@PopularDemand Sometimes that happens when the network is kinda shoddy
 
@badpssockpuppet I see.
 
yeah, I still haven't found the time to look at that. It shouldn't be too hard to fix once I can pin it down
 
@PopularDemand It looks like the appendix inflammation might already be starting. The sites should hurry up scheduling their surgeries.
 
7:19 PM
SEPSISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
 
I'd like to make a feature request: Any questions tagged both '*ml' and 'regex' get automatically closed with a link to stackoverflow.com/questions/1732348/…
because seriously
 
How to validate my ml email addresses with regex
 
@CanSpice VRML and regular expressions? What?
 
4
Q: Regex and HTML - The long tail annoys me.

KobiPeople constantly ask how to parse a block of HTML using a regular expression. A popular response is simply "you can't". Is that an appropriate answer on its own? A few recent examples: 4366057 - This was the leading answer until I've posted a link on the PHP chat room, asking for better answe...

 
@CanSpice Lucky for this guy, he failed to properly tag his question.
 
7:25 PM
@badpssockpuppet argh that too
 
@CanSpice eh, email can be validated with reg exps.
 
@badpssockpuppet yeah, but never the one people actually use
I've seen the one that whatever Perl module uses
 
Hm, everyone's favorite answer has an upstart challenger:
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A: RegEx match open tags except XHTML self-contained tags

Justin E. MorganDon't listen to these guys. You actually can parse context-free grammars with regex, but you first need to solve the halting problem. After that it's pretty trivial - you just need an algorithm to losslessly compress random data, work out the Traveling Salesman Problem in O(log n), and divide the...

0
Q: Java online tutorial links

coolbartekHey guys, could you direct me to a set of good java tutorials? More advanced ones, with example code, cause that is how i learn the quickest.

 
At least he's looking for more advanced ones. I'm soooo sick of links to less advanced ones.
 
8:02 PM
@PopularDemand It's ok. We didn't miss much.
 
@GeorgeMarian I'll take your word for it for another hour.
Then I'll go home and find out for myself, and likely immediately regret my decision and hate everyone involved for suckering me into it.
 
lol Pretty much.
 
I'm just going to start posting random spam e-mails I get in here
 
@Moshe Yes. But thankfully, I have no need to deal with The Apple App Store.
 
8:15 PM
@Shog9 It's relevant for all App Stores.
 
> Proposed Q&A site for iOS developers who have questions about the technical and business aspects of submitting apps to the Apple App Store.
 
@MichaelMrozek Right, hang on.
Fixed.
 
...still sez Apple App Store...
 
It's half fixed
 
@MichaelMrozek Er, whoops.
 
8:17 PM
I'm pretty sure your example questions don't make sense anymore, unless interacting with every app store is the same
 
better?
@MichaelMrozek Well, they will be tagged for the appropriate App [Store | Market | Bodega]s.
 
I want a mobile app bodega.
 
@Shog9 Nippon has a bodega in its artwork.
 
@Moshe mmmm... bodega...
 
8:23 PM
@Shog9 Ever been to Taiwan? I hear they have some off-the-hook tablet app night markets.
 
@PopularDemand haha
\O/ I just hit 270 answers on SO.
Now, back to work.
 
 
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9:31 PM
4:30 in the afternoon and there's still only one page of transcript for today? What are you guys doing -- working?
 
thinking...
...ABOUT HAM
 
working up the motivation to do physical labor at the colo
so far lazy has won
 
Does lazy ever not win? (;
 
9:48 PM
occationally
like thursday (when i'm back in the office) lazy will have to lose
 
10:37 PM
@mmyers Nah, I was playing TF2.
 
11:05 PM
@mmyers I was passed out for the last few hours, does that count as work?
 

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