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10:04 PM
@DoorknobofSnow I think I saw a post about the effectiveness of silverware on force fields. Let me see if I can find it.
 
@DoorknobofSnow Aha! Found it: ryancarlson1.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/…
 
@RyanCarlson clearly that was not posted today, on your blog. :P Okay, I am convinced.
 
@DoorknobofSnow Of course I didn't just post that on my blog!
I posted it a few minutes ago! That doesn't qualify as "just", does it?
I mean, Of course! I had nothing to do with that post!
 
10:17 PM
:P
 
@jadarnel27 You do agree that the effectiveness of silverware on force fields is indisputable, right?
 
Today is such a crappy day
 
Today was my last day of school this year
 
@3ventic tomorrow is for me
 
This is so dope
 
10:33 PM
@3ventic Tomorrow for me as well
 
@3ventic According to your profile, you earned the "Winter Is Coming" hat. The description for that hat is: "post a starred message in chat on December 20"
But it's currently the 19th
 
20th here
 
???
 
8
Q: Winter Is Coming?

FlykI just got awarded the "Winter Is Coming" hat - it's still the 19th? The hat is for the 20th! What is going on?

 
00:34
And that ^
 
10:34 PM
oooo
I should stop posting this shit in here, nobody cares but me.
 
@DoorknobofSnow hmm... interesting. So you can earn the "Winter is Coming" hat as soon as it is the 20th anywhere in the world?
 
@RyanCarlson yes
 
Wierd
 
I'd think it would be the "20th" in 81 minutes.
 
10:39 PM
it's already the 20th
 
But it's SE's midnight in 80 minutes
 
but for some people it's the 20th
 
Yes, but for some people it's the 19th
 
doesn't matter, posting on 20th and getting star and not hat seems like bug :P
 
We're trying to be inclusive more so than pedantic (like we usually are with UTC) when it comes to fun events. :)
 
10:43 PM
So... is there a room just so people can star each other's messages?
 
@AnnaLear It would make sense for it to be the 20th to start when the StackExchange™ SingleCollider NotSoSuperDropdown™ says 00:00 UTC Time.
 
Chat operates on user's local time.
Except in the transcript because consistency is for suckers. ;)
But seriously, more people getting a hat? That sounds like a win to me.
 
XD
When does the "20th" end?
24 hours after it starts?
Because then technically more people wouldn't get the hat, only different people.
 
What is so hard about getting messages starred?
Honestly, it's like you people never even chat. :P
 
They're not on the bridge where anything that can be taken out of context is starred...
 
10:51 PM
@ElfSlice out of the 100+ messages here, 3 are starred.
 
I meant the 100+ messages currently visible on this page
 
well, not everything needs to be starred. I dunno, say something funny?
 
something funny
 
see? that wasn't so hard.
 
10:54 PM
Literally and figuratively
Now I feel like I didn't deserve that star, though.
But thank you anyways
 
Eh, better than people outright asking others to do whatever thing a hat requires. :)
 
Could someone upv..... ah ... never mind
 
Could someone please give me teh codes... I mean starz?
 
If I don't get the Doge hat I'm going to delete my account.
 
@ElfSlice There is a doge hat?!?!
 
10:58 PM
@DoorknobofSnow possibly
 
such hat
very doge
much winterbash
wow
 
I demand a star. Not a chat star, a real star. I want to start my own solar system.
 
What's the solar system going to be called?
 
11:00 PM
I haven't thought that far ahead.
How about The Aniverse?
 
Seems like a good name.
 
@animuson Not unimuson?
 
@animuson You would need to call it something non-universy. Because a solar system is not a universe.
 
My name has a history of taking the "ani" and appending things to it.
 
@animuson what's a muson?
3
 
11:02 PM
Uni = sleep
 
Nothing, people just more often use the "ani" part of my name rather than the "muson"
 
@DoorknobofSnow Muson = "accusative singular of Diminutive of musician".
en.wiktionary.org/wiki/muso
gtg
 
That's Esperanto. Not English.
 
I shall henceforth refer to @animuson as @SleepyAccusativeSingularOfDiminutiveOfMusician
 
11:05 PM
I like the Turkish version better.
muson (definite accusative musonu, plural musonlar)
 1.(weather) monsoon
 
@SleepyMonsoon
@FlagHandlingMonsoon
 
He said musician, not magician. Jeez.
 
The Muson was a remote cousin of the Bison that inhabitated the Canadian steppe.
The peaceful giant went extinct in 1855, though. Sorry.
 
@Pëkka Is there a possibility that @animuson is, infact a decendant of that animal?
 
It was christened Muson because it looked like a Bison, but always had a deep, thoughtful look to it, as if it were musing over something.
 
11:08 PM
@hichris123 No, bison aren't known for their skill at handling flags really fast.
 
They were very gentle, good-hearted beings.
 
@Undo How do you know?
 
@UndotheSnowman good point
 
Maybe we should have a day where bison are mods on all of the SE sites.
 
@hichris123 They went extinct, so they must have not been handling things very well.
Things include flags.
 
11:09 PM
Probably.
I can just see someone coding in a bison hat for @animuson next year.
 
Quick! Someone make a feature request!
 
Ah, you should get the rep @Undo
 
I don't want the rep.
 
Your idea.
 
Am I only the person that puts cinnamon on their eggs?
 
11:10 PM
@animuson No.
 
I put ketchup on mine
I put ketchup on like everything though
 
Eww. o.o
 
@ElfSlice even ice cream?
 
Eww. o.o
 
@AnnaLear Actually no.
 
11:13 PM
Of course, my brother used to put peanut butter on his pizza...
 
Sometimes I eat it by itself
 
@animuson That sounds great, actually.
 
I don't eat pizza
 
@ElfSlice EWW!
 
Peanut butter on a burger is a surprisingly decent idea.
 
11:13 PM
Oh gosh, what kind of weird food trend have I just started?
 
Vegetarian here.
 
@animuson I don't know, but you should probably stop it.
 
When I was in highschool I used to get a plain burger at the caf and then put a giant gooey chocolate chip cookie in it
It was actually really good
 
Freeze the room for 10 seconds or something
 
must get last message before freeze
 
11:14 PM
No! Me!
 
whacks doorknob with hammer
 
He's not going to freeze it.
 
11:15 PM
It's freezing enough outside, no need to freeze the rooms too
2
 
So don't worry.
 
resists blow as made of metal
 
acquires sack of thermite
 
I'm pretty sure a hammer would put a nice dent into metal.
 
11:15 PM
realizes has no legs
 
doorknobs run?
 
locks self hoping it will help
 
@UndotheSnowman Why not? Fridges do.
 
agrees with @animuson and runs again
 
beats on doorknob with @barts smiting stick
smite
 
11:16 PM
is already gone
stops talking in italics
 
>:D
 
casts a curse on doorknobs of the world to take away their ability to type the letter E
 
yells liar
 
@animuson??? Was that you?! :P
 
I thought that was funnier.
 
11:17 PM
hy! why'd you do that? that's a good lttr...
 
tris to laugh: hhhhhh
 
History is clearly a lie!
 
History is written by the victors.
 
11:19 PM
@animuson Wait, history is cake?
 
And cake is history.
 
That's deep.
 
Just did some more research: ani is "a glossy black long-tailed bird of the cuckoo family, with a large deep bill, found in Central and South America." muson is, in esperanto, "accusative singular of mouse." Therefore animuson is an animal that is half "a glossy black long-tailed bird of the cuckoo family, with a large deep bill, found in Central and South America" and half mouse!
I have discovered your secret, @animuson
 
@RyanCarlson Now dissect casperOne's name.
 
pulls the connection to your computer
 
11:29 PM
Bad @animuson
You drove him away!
 
Mwuahahahaha!
 
@animuson That 'kick' button has consequences, you know :P
 
puts connection to my computer back
 
There's a kick button?
 
He didn't kick me
 
11:30 PM
@animuson 'kick user from this room'
or something like that.
Manish has a script that continually pushes the button, effectively banning the user from the room.
 
I don't ever moderate in chat, so meh.
 
Kicking someone is the non verbal equivalent of 'fuck off'.
 
@UndotheSnowman "The first city of east central Wyoming on the North Platte river"
 
Really rude.
 
@RyanCarlson That's awesome.
How about mmyers?
 
11:33 PM
google.com/#q=define+casper, google.com/#q=define+one is how I dissected casperOne's name
mmyers... hmmm...
mmyers is unique
 
Ok.
Shog9?
If you can decipher Shog9, you win one internet.
* void where prohibited, maybe be a lie in some jurisdiction.
 
The nine tails of a pig-like animal.
(if S counts as a tail glyph)
 
Easy: "The ninth jolt/shake" google.com/#q=define+shog
 
@AnnaLear Well had I been a bit more intelligent, I would have had you take a mouthful of mouse instead. But sometimes the most obvious things slip by... And anyway, now I have proof that you eat monitors you think may be mice, so, there's that.
 
11:43 PM
Ohhh, SE has such a nice office ;(
Me want go there.
Can I go there?
Please?
I would be good!
 
It's ... an office.
I mean, it's a very nice one, but still. Mostly we just work here. :)
 
@AnnaLear Yeah...
 
@jmac I mean, who doesn't?
 
but it's really nice.
And you have hexagonal cubes!
(do the CMs get hexagonal cubes?)
 
@jmac I'm not sure if taking a selfie-while-biting-a-monitor is any easier than taking a selfie-while-biting-a-mouse.
@UndotheSnowman yep
 
11:46 PM
I'm currently walking around the SE office looking for Anna's office
Google maps is cool!
 
I'm actually in my office for that shot. It's downstairs.
 
goes downstairs
wait, I am downstairs!
 
Do flags deemed invalid by your fellow 10k+ users have negative consequences for you eventually?
 
@Pëkka no
 
I sure hope so. So many bullshit flags in the queue all the time.
 
11:48 PM
@Pëkka Not really.
 
That sucks
 
Well, you don't get a helpful flag, but it isn't declined either.
 
If I were a mod, I would be angry at all those pedantic jerks flagging all sorts of stuff "not an answer" just because it's an answer they don't like
 
there's a decline reason for that :)
 
But when 10k+ers shoot the flag down, then the mod will never see it, correct?
 
11:49 PM
@UndotheSnowman i.stack.imgur.com/kfxtx.jpg - the "hexapod" Ana Hevesi and I share. My desk is the messy one.
@Pëkka The mod will see it... but regardless of how they dismiss the flag, it'll be marked as "disputed".
 
@AnnaLear ah cool
 
@AnnaLear That's... not messy.
 
Then everything's fine
I thought the flag just goes away and never makes it to a mod if disputed by enough people.
 
@UndotheSnowman I'll rephrase. The messier one.
@Pëkka Not that I know of.
 
That's better
 
11:51 PM
@AnnaLear I believe that's what the scientific method was designed for.
 
Sorry for the randomness, but I just found this: xkcd.com/217
So hilarious
 
I believe there is a summary in Science Made Stupid. There is the Bacon Francis method, and the Francis Bacon method.
Francis Bacon Method:
1) Devise Hypothesis
2) Conduct Experiment
3) Revise Hypothesis to Match Data
4) Publish
Bacon Francis Method:
1) Devise Hypothesis
2) Conduct Experiment
3) Revise Data to Match Hypothesis
4) Publish
5
 
(the entire book is pretty funny, and there is a PDF available, but it does contain cartoon nudity so at-work browsing is strongly discouraged)
 
Revise Data to Match Hypothesis happens too often in real life.
 
11:55 PM
@RyanCarlson It's a Western Thing. The Japanese are a bigger fan of the Francis Bacon method.
 
Yes
 
"I think we should foo the bar. Underlings, go gather data on fooing the bar."
"Boss, after conducting painstaking work, it looks as if the bar is the one doing the fooing."
"Exactly like I said, we should be focusing on the bar doing the fooing. Good work."
 
@jmac "It's Popular Demand's fault!"
 

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