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12:00 AM
the suspense!
> A receptacle for delivering food in a hot condition in the form of a bag formed of insulating material having a closure defined at an end. Within the bag an insert of a high density material capable of retaining heat is located and is heated by an electric resistance heater. Prior to use, the insert mass is heated to the desired temperature and food, such as pizza, placed within the bag will stay warm due to the heat retention of the mass.
Jeopardy time, again!
> The invention pertains to apparatus for evenly distributing food particles over a base food, and in particular is directed to apparatus for evenly distributing a predetermined quantity of cheese particles upon a pizza. The apparatus includes a conical screen supported above the pizza upon which cheese is to be distributed and comminuted cheese particles located within a hopper above the screen are dropped in a mass upon the screen...
12:13 AM
I wish Watson was on every day. I'm much more entertained watching people compete vs. AI than vs. other people
12:36 AM
> I have no specific goal in mind, I just thought it'd be nice to be able to read an already parsed syntax tree. It might be handy at some time in the future for something I don't no yet.
Am I the only one that reads "NaRQ" on that comment?
Q: Using sys.diana and sys.pidl to parse PL/SQL

René NyffeneggerIt seems to me that it should be possible to parse existing PL/SQL with the packages sys.diana and sys.pidl, but I have found nothing on the internet with the exception of a few scripts that seem to unwrap a wrapped package (and that is useless for my purposes). So, does anyone know about a poi...

do you mean downvotes that?
Ooooh, did I mention I got tumbleweed on a site :D
I'm actually not entirely sure that's a good thing
1:06 AM
Q: 2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

JoshThe following is a "digest" version of the 2011 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town Hall, containing all the candidate's answers to that question. To view the digest chronologicall...

For anyone who cares
Nice, I like it
I left off the "THANK YOU @RebeccaChernoff!!!!", I think I was embarrassing her =b
@drachenstern ??
@drachenstern oops
:517377 LOL, I didn't know they were locked
Also, bug
chop chop with the delete
Also, bug
@drachenstern actually I meant I left off:
in Seasoned Advice Town Hall Chat on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, yesterday, by Josh
At the risk of sounding like a broken record I'd like to thank the candidates and extend a big THANK YOU to @RebeccaChernoff for her hard work on these Town halls and dedication to the community!!
in Seasoned Advice Town Hall Chat on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, yesterday, by Rebecca Chernoff
@Josh you don't have to keep saying that ya know (;
So I vote the other one stands
Q: Sargable queries using ISNULL in TSQL

drachensternI'm looking to prevent non-sargable expressions in my queries, which is the better way to check for a null condition? AND c.Account IS NOT NULL AND c.Account <> '' or AND ISNULL(c.Account,'') <> ''

1:17 AM
Now I am off to P.F. Chang's. @RebeccaChernoff, commence making fun of me for my love of their food... now!
don't ya think I woulda thought of the obvious?
@TheRenamedException Ah, I see my timing is perfect then? (:
thanks for doing the THCD again.
@RebeccaChernoff HAHAHAHA
@RebeccaChernoff sure thing, this one was a piece of cake! </bad-pun>
Let me know what and when the next town hall will be
1:29 AM
Food! \o/
@TimStone Yatta!
I need to go find some. :(
Oh :\
Corn dogs!
Anybody know where to dredge up @MitchWheat easily enough?
1:34 AM
Things that involve me not attending to them are always best.
@TimStone Standby!
@TimStone indeed. I like to pair them with Tater Tots
@Pekka I joined the Cool Kids Club the other day, hooray!
@Tim heh, nice!
We are a cool bunch
We do all sorts of things for fun in that tag
@drachenstern I was hoping that I had some chili to go with them, but alas no.
@TimStone whaaa? No Hormel in the cabinets?
1:36 AM
@drachenstern Nope. A sign I need to make a trip to the store. :(
Gah!! If you're going to have chili make it from scratch!
@RebeccaChernoff you're talking to two computer programming men with less desire and more demand
@RebeccaChernoff Well, yes, if I'm having chili.
We can't all be talented like you!
But it's not like I made the corn dogs from scratch, so. >_>
1:37 AM
That doesn't excuse having chili from a can.
(I hear the secret to really being awesome is to be born with ovaries)
@RebeccaChernoff sure it does
damnit, I hate when high rep users just delete stuff and no reasons :(
@drachenstern from a can? Yeah, there's really no excuse. (:
@RebeccaChernoff :p
I see no downside to Hormel chili with corn dogs.
But if you want to make your own chili...
$10.99 & eligible for free shipping with Amazon Prime
Your assumption of what I have laying around when I don't have pre-made things laying around is interesting. :p
That being said, I'll make a note.
The only things out of that recipe I have are salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Well if you're going to the store already...
@DanGrossman how is that ALL you have?
@RebeccaChernoff nice, bookmarking now.
1:45 AM
@RebeccaChernoff I ran out of ketchup yesterday.
What is V8?
P.S. If you remember from before, that's the recipe I've used for years in chili cookoffs. And won more than a couple times. (:
@DanGrossman thanks.
Hint, use half the ketchup it says, and for the other half, use bbq sauce...like a hickory smoked bbq sauce.
Also, put 2 1-oz squares of sem-sweet baking chocolate in.
1:47 AM
Elk hamburger and kidneys?
@Rebecca sounds interesting, will try
I don't even use chili meat, I just cheat and use ground round.
I found barbeque sauce in the cabinet the other day that had an expiration date of April 2008. I have no idea where the hell it came from.
I didn't know there was something called chili meat
Y'all make me sad.
Not knowing there is a thing called chili meat. Just...the rest of it. (;
1:50 AM
sockpuppet #3
That's insane that the 2nd time he creates a sockpuppet to upvote his answer
That's insane that he keeps using the same avatar =p
he keeps spawning horrible question
@DanGrossman That's what I was thinking, hahah.
so easy to track anyway
goes to turn corn dogs
1:52 AM
@statuscompleted I think this is a genuine case of stupidity
The check mark on that answer says otherwise
I have some of this. What recipes can I make with it?
But I agree, the guy is seeding terrible questions
Not only the downvoted ones
@DanGrossman Peanut butter and Jelly?
Hard to imagine what that tastes like
I have no fresh bread
@RebeccaChernoff Chili meat? WTF? Isn't that just ground beef? Or maybe some pork?
@GeorgeMarian I think she's just making it up to make fun of us.
1:57 AM
Alright, I'll buy that. All I could image is Taco Bell's "Meat" filling...
Accepted, locked, deleted... is Community a real person or is that the bot? Why is the bot deleting accepted answers?
It was spam-flagged (to deletion).
Now I see what was originally there.
Finally 2 days suspension :
Some say making chili with ground round is cheating...it's the el cheapo version. But meh, if I can make mine taste as good as yours with fancy schmancy meat...!
@RebeccaChernoff Ah, as opposed to grinding a "better" cut of meat?
Or, I guess, chopping it.
@GeorgeMarian You mean you don't hand mince the finest cuts of Kobe beef?
I massage the beef myself. ;)
2:02 AM
The recipe comments recommended elk burger and kidney. Elk!
The elk or wapiti (Cervus canadensis) is one of the largest species of deer in the world and one of the largest land mammals in North America and eastern Asia. In the deer family (Cervidae), only the larger moose (Alces alces), which is called an "elk" in Europe, and the sambar (Rusa unicolor) rival the elk in size. Elk are similar to the Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) found in Europe, of which they were long believed to be a subspecies. However, evidence from a 2004 study of the mitochondrial DNA indicates they are a distinct species. Elk range in forest and forest-edge habitat, feeding on ...
anyways, brb...gotta reboot after this update
crosses fingers
Where do the deer go in the winter? They were all over the roads in the fall, haven't seen one since.
@TimStone ...but that is the correct answer
I would've posted pretty much that, if I wanted to answer that question at face value.
@badp It didn't originally say that :x
@DanGrossman ...heh. Details.
2:07 AM
Yay...that only resulted in having to login twice, due to missing window decorations. Hooray for Ubuntu. ;)
@badp Amazing how much jackassery a single edit can remove, heh. :P
@DanGrossman did the autor hisself remove the jackassery?
I see the last edit was his own
Yeah, he/she did
Ah well I guess that in the grand scheme of things it doesn't really matter.
2:15 AM
Q: The Question is about .Net

user617870i am developing an html pages which contains some report i have to transfer that reports to a pdf file i tried a lot but didnt find anything relevant plz help

Good evening.
'ello George
It's amazing how much of my time is spent coding hacks to test hacks.
I'm responsible for the former, not the latter.
2:31 AM
@GeorgeStocker I'm not sure how much of my time is spent doing that, but when it is spent I imagine I'm responsible for both sides..this leads to internal conflict. :P
I would like to brain the MS PM who decided that .NET Client Profile should be the default for console/windows apps in VS. grrr
I would pay to see 2 hours of the best video game trailers in a movie theater.
> Philly Homeowner Declares He's 'Foreclosed' on Wells Fargo consumerist.com/2011/02/…
> The bank blew him off, so the man got the sheriff to schedule a sale of contents of a Wells Fargo Home Mortgage location to pay for the judgment and $200 in court and sheriff's fees.
2:52 AM
That's great
3:12 AM
@TimStone I routinely do this. It makes me sad.
eyes @Zypher
Please undelete.
I saw that. :P
wrong room
That just brings up more questions!
3:13 AM
@drachenstern I feel like it was money wasted, yet since I don't remember actually getting it, I don't know that I actually bought it in the first place. >_>
Due to a height difference, you ducking just helps me...
3:15 AM
@RebeccaChernoff And to think, we (...Well, I) had forgotten all about that until he brought it up in a curiosity-piquing fashion.
Hahah, WTF.
@TimStone So had I...so had I. Unfortunately, someone had to bring it up. ):
@RebeccaChernoff I can't say bad things about him though because he went and got us a server for gaming. :o
Think of the appliances @TimStone.
3:18 AM
Speaking of which..
in SE Game On! on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, 7 hours ago, by Tim Stone
@Zypher I have a feeling that Rebecca would be the perfect person to test the server once you get the login information. :P
Though I was actually referring to the other someone
Oh, I'm not sure who the other someone is.
partially obscures you all with pgAdmin for a moment
@TimStone There aren't that many choices. (;
I really want to know what I missed now :\ re:515734
we do need to test the vent server
3:23 AM
@Zypher How do you go about that?
Update on my friend from the AM: She got the iPhone4 for herself, and a LG Ally for her hubs
Ah, right. You didn't do TS.
3:24 AM
@TimStone You're seriously asking how to go about testing a server? :p
@TimStone go here ventrilo.com/download.php and download client
see SE Game On! for server info
They have a Windows 95 version? |:
@drachenstern I'm not well-versed in game server mechanics. :P
@TimStone oh Ventrillo is for a GAME? ffs
SOIS loves us that much :D
3:26 AM
Ventrilo is a voice chat client, that's all
Yeah, what's that US you're talking about?
wait, wtf? ffs? we're going to have an interactive group voice chat now?
I, for one, denounce our new interactive voice group chat overlords
No, those silly gamers are going to.
@drachenstern go here:
and read
that's much better
There's nobody there.
How is it running on .stackoverflow.com; is that just an alias to a ventrilo host or did SOIS actually get a ventrilo server license (uber expensive)?
3:30 AM
no no they gave me an ip
i put it in my dns
Audio/video support in MSO chat
@MichaelMrozek burnination is not strong enough. BURNINATION - will - not - work
@Zypher sounds like someone I know, heh.
what was his name?
3:37 AM
Is my audio even going through? I kinda get the feeling it isn''t...
@DanGrossman I was going to say that we're all familiar with that song, but then I remembered @RebeccaChernoff was present.
No, it isn't
@RebeccaChernoff You're saying things?
Did you remember to press the Ctrl key if you have PTT enabled? :P
Your icon has never illuminated
Haha I said a couple things.
3:38 AM
@Zypher It's not you, hahah.
No, I turned that off.
Maybe have your input device selected wrong
Nope i changed them to my headset. The audio playback is fine.
ponders how much she cares
What the hell was that? Hahah
3:40 AM
So...this is...fun.
try being not in on that loop, it's even more ... fun
Where's the test audio call like Skype has?
There's a test button on the setup page
press it, say something, press it again, and you should hear what you said played back
guess what - I don't. q:
nvm, I thought you meant Skype's.
3:43 AM
My setup is fine for Skype (:
Everyone call @RebeccaChernoff
Call initiated through Twilio API, now what?
I once called someone 1000 times in a single day, accidentally.
I forgot I wanted to play with that
It works with PTT on, just not off lol.
Success! \o/
3:46 AM
That seems kinda ridiculous.
The only thing I unchecked was PTT and I hit ok. >_<
@RebeccaChernoff Seems to be the same for me as well.
This seems quite sub-optimal.
Q: career interview

Horace Heavenis anyone here with a masters degree or some other form of high qualification willing to do a interview for my project due tomr ?

I blame @Zypher.
not my fault
3:50 AM
Who here has an android OS?
hmm lemme try something.
How does someone add their first contact from the phone without going through gmail?
@RebeccaChernoff It seems you might need to change the sensitivity.
@drachenstern im using a android tablet, i dont have to go thru gmail o_o
3:52 AM
@drachenstern I don't know what you mean
@Reno they could add the contact via gmail and it show up
how does someone add a contact on android?
I know how on iOS
@drachenstern People app, "Add contact" button at top
I presume you use the contacts app and there's a button that says "add"
there is a + button
I'm not near the user, I'm supporting via FB for some ungodly reason
3:53 AM
press the menu button
oh a girl i presume :D
They know I don't have an android phone or experience too :\
@Reno indeed
And that's in the contact app?
it's called "People"
Where does she find "people"? She's saying she can't find it
I know on iOS there's a search screen I could just type into and get the app I want
does Android do that?
3:58 AM
@drachenstern does anybody actually use that screen?
I don't know, not every android phone has the same buttons/skin
@badp I do
You can also get there by pressing the Phone button, then the icon in the lower right, then the icon in the lower left...
Yay! Shawshank Redemption on AMC. Guess what I'm watching
@DanGrossman thanks for the screenshots, I passed them on
4:03 AM
Dan like screenshots.
speaking of android, do you guys use android-se?
@DanGrossman I'm jealous ;)
@Jin I think I was on there once
I didn't know there was an android SE. I don't use it.
@RebeccaChernoff We don't all get paid to browse that page like you do :)
There's also a project management SE launched today.
@RebeccaChernoff so many sketchy favicon still..
@Jin get to work! q:
4:06 AM
@RebeccaChernoff Sketchyoverflow
Wow. You have to go down pretty far to find topics I'm interested in
Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex but were Afraid to Ask

Proposed Q&A site for anyone who likes sex and thinks it's a fun and pleasurable thing; anyone wanting to improve his/her sex life.

Currently in commitment.

you mean this? :P
I wonder who the experts are in this field.
@badp I'm already committed, obviously
4:09 AM
I'll be like the jon skeet of that site..
@badp I am, of course. I've done it like TWICE now with this one girl
we were out back of her parents barn and the cows were watching us the first time
It was awesome.
But look, don't lay down on the hay, when it gets in your butt it hurts
And just like that we know who the top answerer of questions will be
Better than sand getting in your butt on the beach
so new guys get a virgin badge or something ?
4:11 AM
@MichaelMrozek I think I would have performance anxiety if farm animals were around
[badge:second base]
I don't even know... how i'm going to design that site without it looking pr0nish.
4:13 AM
@Jin If it doesn't look pr0nish you haven't done your job
like they did in the 60's ,,, flowers and birds
@MichaelMrozek I believe there's a rule about that ...
you should hear her radio ads
Also, I may be late in this one, NSFW LINK ABOVE
sorry :\ I figured that was a given since we were talking about a site considered to be about sex
Somebody should close Skepticism before Skeptics Exchange launches. Someone in charge of handling communities. Coordinating them, perhaps
4:15 AM
the url was not pr0nish oh well
Anyways, whenever I see people mention that site I have visions of her stores with their poles in them and listening to her radio ads, it's the oddest relationship
especially since I don't live in Houston anymore
@Reno Ah but it was. It just wasn't pr0n
@drachenstern I wonder if her site is screenreader accessible..
@Jin yeah I doubt it
> Carmen's Boutique offers professional pole dancing classes in Houston. We also offer adult sex toys like ********, vibrating ****, rabbit ****, inflatable **** ****, **** beads, **** plugs & many more.
4:21 AM
5 votes left for today? Seriously? ffs
Hi @TylerChacha
A: Does Ruby on Rails affect how a web page looks?

Nick SilbersteinRuby on Rails is a server side technology, so it doesn't lend any specific quality to the user visible design. That said, it is a "trendy" technology so people who are likely to write their back-end code with RoR are likely to choose a particular "Web 2.0" style for their views. It's kind of li...

pm.stackexchange.com I kinda hope the site fails, I hate PMs.
isn't the goal of the site to improve PMs?
Thus making you not hate PMs?
Found a new "bug" in my userscript :/
4:32 AM
thus making you want the site to succeed?
yay, I should really start a github or something
Nothing you do to improve PMs will change the fact that their purpose is to separate me from the person creating requirements for my code by at least 3 people, and ensure any uninterrupted periods available for serious coding get interrupted by planning meetings.
everyone hates PM's until you become one o_o
@Reno here have a couple stars
4:59 AM
@TimStone you about?

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