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3:02 PM
@PatrickHofman curious to see if when he uninstalls that update, all is well again.
@PatrickHofman He may not need it anyway.
@LynnCrumbling: I really doubt it matters anything, since VSTOR doesn't affect Visual Studio.
@PatrickHofman Ah, ok,... I know nothing about; just see that it starts with 'VS'. :)
It's the glue between Office and .NET, that's all.
@PatrickHofman So is it a collection of dlls for programmer use?
@LynnCrumbling No, you compile against some base libraries and VSTOR is the Office version specific translation of .NET to Office COM.
[ SmokeDetector ] Score of 58.5726: Password Reset Error: This form has expired. Please refresh and try again on expressionengine.stackexchange.com
I don't know why I felt I had to share that here, but that principal knows how to stop a fight lol
@SterlingArcher "The Herald reports that James' problem stems from two misdemeanor sexual battery charges filed against him in regard to several incidents involving a paraprofessional in 2011 while he was principal at Southside Middle School." - Source
I didn't say it was the right way <.<
But it worked lol
@SterlingArcher He wasn't fired for stopping the fight
He was fired because he couldn't keep his hands of the students
at another school
3:18 PM
wonders why everyone has better gravatars
oh, that reminds me, I need to get that account merger started tonight
Otherwise I'll lose thousands of rep points across several accounts
@InfiniteRecursion Define better? :D
Not his
Have you seen my gravatar? :/
3:22 PM
Is it your GitHub one?
@NateKerkhofs I can see why ... lol
Too much yellow, not enough black.
Those sunglasses should have been as long as the image is wide
@NateKerkhofs pro tip... stop now..
like in one of those crazy anime
I warned you....
3:23 PM
hmm, very polite criticism
I don't think Shadow and Inf will like it if you criticise this symbol of their bond ...
I thought that was your identicon?
oh, right, those sunglasses were a gift
@InfiniteRecursion Ha, because your tags included "spam", my script colored your chat div box :)
3:26 PM
Fix your script! :D
sings the everyone is always fixing their userscripts song
I wrote a userscript to detect rick roll links
what's a userscript?
Sadly, people took that as a challenge to deter my script
@SterlingArcher I just made a site with autoplay=1.
3:27 PM
And they're good at it ._.
@Nate some javascript you have your browser run on page-requests..
wonders why uni sings so much nowadays
wonders why uni sings without notes
@Vogel612'sShadow -_-
wonders why everyone is wondering out loud
3:28 PM
because she doesn't like the owl
I wonder (wonder) what's in a Wonder Ball?
@jadarnel27 Wonders...
a doorknob
don't summon him, please
you know I can't stand golfers ;)
@InfiniteRecursion o_o
@Vogel612'sShadow Maybe you would like @Pro instead then? :D
3:31 PM
Guys do you even wonder
Guys, ^answer that
@Unihedron hrmph... he wrote Fox9k... I can.. accept him
@SterlingArcher sometimes
Whoa :O
wanders away from the wondering
Me too man
3:32 PM
Doorknob wrote NotDoorknob (Doorknob chatbot)
Guys. Do you wanna build a snowman?
Microsoft just announced they're shutting down their Xbox TV department
@jadarnel27 Let it go
@NateKerkhofs I don't want to! 'Cause it's the first time in forever...
3:36 PM
Ugh... I just realized that 90% of my writers.SE rep comes from an answer on how to write erotica
not exactly what a budding author wants to be associated with
Why do 4 people say they're gonna help him when only 3 people are on the next image?
Continuity errors are so annoying!
10 hours ago, by Unihedron
Like all Javascripters.
backseat chatting
3:41 PM
I'm a javascripter D:
my condolences
@Vogel612'sShadow ಠ_ಠ
@SterlingArcher Sorry :(
Then you are weird too
You're a good JavaScripter, but a bit weird
Like all JavaScripters :D
3:43 PM
To be fair, it's normal to be weird. Not being weird, now that would be weird
Where's the C++ faction go?
I actually liked cpp..
please don't, I still have malloc nightmares from college
@NateKerkhofs Bithacks all day!
Magic numbers! Binary steps! Unary iteration!
Best done when coding while listening to house music
3:47 PM
Thank the cosmic coincidence machine I am a C# developer
Almost violated my atheist directive there
3:49 PM
Ohh, surprise badge on MSO, hooray!
time to send myself some light reading for home.
JS room went from discussing vegan points to bears evolving to use firearms
Escalation was quick
You people make great for fantasies
3:51 PM
@Unihedron Yes, for this.
@Frank I never knew it would even attract attention, it's another ol meta thread.
@Inf thanks for the new pic!
Great, so apparently, Tweetdeck won't allow me to send myself a DM that it views as Spam...
just 3 links for my reading tonight
> That moment when an app determines you are spam
I gotta fix the userscript.. I also need a research team :)
3:55 PM
And many tens of dollars
well, time to check in the code to TFS, register my hours and go home.
The rest of these CDocs will have to wait for tomorrow
@SterlingArcher I rather reputation on SO
I want to deleteee!!
Sharing is caring! :D
4:10 PM
Anyone here want free stuff? Well too bad, you can't have any. hoards free stuff
@Frank :D
Green to golden
golden to black incoming...
@Vogel612'sShadow drop dead
rene's facebook advice got 6 stars o_O
4:15 PM
I'm only 134 out of 500 for the illuminator badge on GL. I must have that adge before August '15.
why that??
the chick is really turning into a fully grown owl.
:( noo..
:( stahps
4:17 PM
Internet Enlightenment!
note to self: avoid owls
don't use goto, it's evil
^true codereviewer
4:21 PM
If it's shorter, always use goto!
goto is seldom actually shorter than properly structuring execution flow
if you need to use goto, design is faulty
OBTW gotos are the only way to properly handle errors in vb-script
Goodbye, cruel world
4:22 PM
Oh no! Not the goto debate!!
@ProgramFOX Running since 16:22:14 UTC
@LynnCrumbling there is no debate
I know a former Excel lead programmer who uses them extensively for one very specific pattern.
4:23 PM
10 goto 10;
It was a joke. I was telling Jan to goto facebook as per rene's advice
@LynnCrumbling On Error GoTo cleanUp
     'clean up the mess we made
     resume cleanExit
End Sub
You escaped telling the direction uni :P
I never figured out what I should reply with.
4:25 PM
Oh the owl is back.
Hi owl.
Hiya @jan
oh dear I can see the drupal spam coming already..
Bummer, you don't have a blue name...
oh dear, not drupal again...
4:27 PM
@Vogel612'sShadow Yes.. vb is a problem.
It was easy to figure out your confusion @uni
Where is drupal spam?
Given Jan some time to post it...
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title, Phone number detected: +91-9950211818 WORLD famous l ove vas hikaran love marrige specialist baba ji by shivs2103 on english.stackexchange.com
wow spam!
@SmokeDetector false
@SmokeDetector false
@Undo Registered as false positive and added title to Bayesian doctype 'good'.
@SmokeDetector true
4:35 PM
@ProgramFOX Registered as true positive: added title to Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
@SmokeDetector true
@Vogel612'sShadow This is the goto pattern that I was talking about.
@JanDvorak Registered as true positive: added title to Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
@rene, your account still works ;)
Yes, strange...
4:36 PM
@LynnCrumbling omfg... slap this guy from me please..
@Vogel612'sShadow HAHAHA
I got a reply that reported profile is too blur, coudn't be found to nuke
@Vogel612'sShadow (imagine much more code before the 'Done' label that actually makes use of the newly obtained pointers.)
@LynnCrumbling that person should start extracting useful methods and do the cleanup in the "calling code"
@LynnCrumbling cough maybe monad cough
4:38 PM
@Jan, goto facebook as per rene's star advice
There is a secret Jon Skeet badge, you get that when you surpass him in total points. — Renan 3 hours ago
Personally if I close my eyes I can picture the OP shouting the title with a megaphone and throwing the diagram at my face. You might want to consider rephrasing your question. — Mister Mystère 23 hours ago
@InfiniteRecursion My answer is at -6... The Meta people have no sense of humor -_-
4:59 PM
MSO is evil @uni :(
@Unihedron Only -6 ...pfff
@InfiniteRecursion s/evil/evil incarnated/
It's why we like MSO
Go to facebook @Bart, like is banned in chat
5:14 PM
5:30 PM
@InfiniteRecursion kinda sorta
@InfiniteRecursion plz send teh coffee
Ok, I wasn't expecting both of you
I was doing debugging.
5:33 PM
@Uni is about to get a silver badge for meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/275672/…
@Frank here! have a badge.
@Frank I see your tree has officially begun fall.
@LynnCrumbling Thanks to @Inf, yes.
5:53 PM
::poof:: / Toodles
6:10 PM
I wish they made a 'revision history' button by questions, so I could look at the revision history of questions wihout typing out the url.
@Frank Something other than the "edited x hours ago" link? Or something different?
Good job @Uni
@LynnCrumbling For questions like this: gardening.stackexchange.com/questions/5109/…
I can't just click a button to find this: gardening.stackexchange.com/posts/5109/revisions
@Frank Oh, because it's still at rev 1.
@Frank The logic should be link_visible = (count(revs) > 1 or (other_events_exist));
@LynnCrumbling Yup, that's what they should do.
@Frank Is that behavior SE-wide?
@Frank Sounds like an excellent meta
6:18 PM
@LynnCrumbling I may post one.
@Frank Let me know if you do; I'll +1 it.
Q: Break the StackExchange

Vi.Using minumim bytes, display or output (as a static picture or HTML) the StackExchange error page (for any site). Networking may be used only for making some actual error, not just by linking to something like a picture below: The result should look as closely as possible to actual error page...

@LynnCrumbling Ha! I thought you wrote '-1'
@LynnCrumbling Someone already thought of it: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/168765/…
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in username: how can I distort a gradient along axis? by bob - Master of black magic on blender.stackexchange.com
hi bob
6:33 PM
@JanDvorak He looks evil.
@Frank that's expected of black magic "masters"
I'm glad I'm a tree.
6:53 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: DENSITY OF SYLOW SUBGROUPS by user155928 on math.stackexchange.com
Ooh, I just messed up my MSE bio.
@SmokeDetector fpu
@Undo Registered as false positive, added title to Bayesian doctype 'good', whitelisted user.
@SmokeDetector I recall that MATHEMATICS and PROGRAMMERS are two sites on which @Shog9 added a warning about all-caps titles. They are also two of the very few SE sites on which the site name is in all caps. Coincidence?
spam gone
@WeaponofChoice they aren't
7:12 PM
Aren't in all caps? [status:unclear]
they aren't all-caps
@JanDvorak Mathematics site name is.
maybe in logo
Yes, the logo is what I'm talking about.
The only other all-capsy logos are ACADEMIA, WORKPLACE and TEX (which is an edge case).
7:19 PM
in Low Quality Posts HQ, 5 mins ago, by Pham
Low Quality Q (45%): Need help making jQuery Transit transition repeat, by John, on codereview.stackexchange.com.
@SmokeDetector fpu
@JanDvorak Registered as false positive, added title to Bayesian doctype 'good', whitelisted user.
7:38 PM
@JanDvorak yes right. nuke-pls :p
8:04 PM
@AnnaLear If I change my username to ener will I still be chat-pinged for seven days with my old username? (is the userid cached). I ask because of this
8:20 PM
@rene your username should be updated more or less immediately (yay websockets)
Ah, OK I'll answer that, tnx
Hrmm. In Go, a function can return any number of results. scratches head
thinks to self then it's a bit of a misnomer to call it a function, isn't it?
@LynnCrumbling how so?
8:38 PM
In mathematics, a function is a relation between a set of inputs and a set of permissible outputs with the property that each input is related to exactly one output. An example is the function that relates each real number x to its square x2. The output of a function f corresponding to an input x is denoted by f(x) (read "f of x"). In this example, if the input is −3, then the output is 9, and we may write f(−3) = 9. The input variable(s) are sometimes referred to as the argument(s) of the function. Functions of various kinds are "the central objects of investigation" in most fields of mode...
Sweet, let's play the "argument via wikipedia links" game.
In computer programming, a subroutine is a sequence of program instructions that perform a specific task, packaged as a unit. This unit can then be used in programs wherever that particular task should be performed. Subprograms may be defined within programs, or separately in libraries that can be used by multiple programs. In different programming languages a subroutine may be called a procedure, a function, a routine, a method, or a subprogram. The generic term callable unit is sometimes used. As the name subprogram suggests, a subroutine behaves in much the same way as a computer program that...
9:00 PM
@AnnaLear The definition of a function is that for every input, you'll get exactly one output. In the cartesian plane, that means that a given x will never have two y outputs. In the programming world, a function outputs exactly one thing (given, possibly, a whole bunch of inputs.)
@LynnCrumbling A set is still one output. ;-)
@LynnCrumbling In math, yeah. In CS, the definition I commonly see is "a routine designed to perform a task". The number of inputs or outputs isn't strictly defined. Most languages tend to output just one thing, but it's not like you couldn't output a tuple, a dynamic object, etc. "One" is relative :)
@AnnaLear Languages have all kinds of wacky ways of getting around this.. returning a complex type (like a class), or returning an array, or allowing params that can have a direction of "out" (as opposed to in), but they still follow the concept of returning only a single object, simple or complex.
I think that's nothing but convention.
And some term overloading between disciplines :)
my drop down exhausted completely :D... no more rep changes (doesn't show them anymore).
9:05 PM
I'm used to calling funcs where I write code of the format return_variable = func(input, input, ...)
now, suddenly, the stuff to the left of that equal sign is totally different.
@LynnCrumbling destructuring assignment
let (d,m) = 5 `divMod` 3 -- d = 1, m = 2
@JanDvorak what language is that?
-- is a comment
@nicael Y?
@Frank You're changing color already? ;)
9:10 PM
@InfiniteRecursion lol. Btw, that score was supposed to be 100.00.
@Doorknob Weatherbug says tonight's low will be 35; it's time.
@Doorknob Yes, thanks to @Inf. :)
@Frank I have been insulted it with javascript and it doesn't show any rep changes on any stack... Don't know how to fix it :D
@Frank did you see that there's a userscript to deal with that link-missing issue?
@LynnCrumbling Oh, awesome! Can you get a link?
9:13 PM
@Frank It's linked to on that same question you showed me
@LynnCrumbling Oh, thanks.
My about me is currently black.
@Undo Running since 21:12:59 UTC
9:23 PM
@Doorknob kinda sorta
9:35 PM
in Low Quality Posts HQ, 1 min ago, by Jan Dvorak
Low Quality A (21.5%): Suck a cock. Hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhh..., by Ben, on apple.stackexchange.com.
@Doorknob really? :P
@Sam Why LQ & not offensive?
@hichris123 Flagged as sarcastic/ironic :P
I think the LQ filter has higher priority, I'll check...
@Doorknob Really now? I simply cannot believe that you did that!
@Sam ah, ok. Seems like it should be the other way around.
9:37 PM
Yeah, I know. I'm gonna change it...
Hmm, nope. Apparently "cock" isn't in our off filter. Yet...
in Low Quality Posts HQ, 9 secs ago, by Pham
@Sam Blacklist term added.
if (cock != 'null') cock.split(';'); dear god — OGHaza Nov 14 '13 at 10:00
But there aren't many legitimate hits for that word; most of them are (unsurprisingly) from English sites.
most of the legitimate uses of the word "cock" are merely example usage to demonstrate the word has legitimate uses.
10:05 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: MUSIC STORED IN GALAXY-5 WITH SUBDIRECTORIES by Carl on android.stackexchange.com
10:51 PM
@bjb568 Simple word boundaries would safeguard against that.
@Sam Well, do that.
I did.
in Low Quality Posts HQ, 1 hour ago, by Sam
>>add-b-a-off (?i)\bcock\b
Meh, well I don't want to be cocky.
10:58 PM
Skeet closed a question about himself:
Q: The joke "Even John Skeet cannot parse HTML with Regex"

i suck at codingI heard a joke on here that goes "Even John Skeet cannot parse HTML with Regex." I understand that parsing HTML with Regex is near-impossible, but who is John Skeet?

Don't be cocky, Dick.
Night all.
The Google page says "even monsters are made with code". I always make monsters with code... :/

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