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10:00 PM
@Undo Looks like a messed-up sine wave.
 
uh oh, now you've awoken the calculus kitten
(awoken? awaked? awakened?)
 
Awoken.
(I think)
 
huh?
HAVE I BEEN SUMMONED?
 
@Doorknob That's a saw tooth.
With extra messed up small teeth :p
 
10:04 PM
@Undo My best guess is normal -> roomba -> cv aging -> normal
 
each tooth looks kinda logistic… hm…
there's a point of inflection around the middle
 
> black magic
@SmokeDetector fp, but still naa
 
@Doorknob Registered answer as false positive.
 
Why doesn't it count ) as part of the URL?
 
10:06 PM
because it's not
 
Well, of course it's not, but aren't )s valid in URLs?
 
> since it's way more common for a link to be in parentheses than for a link to end with a parenthesis, that's what happens.
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A: URL 'encoding' bug with urls containing multiple parens

balphaAssuming the only part left here is the part with the parenthesis: A closing parenthesis at the end is never considered to be part of the link when auto-hyperlinking URLs, because this pattern is way too common: @Joe Turtles should be allowed to move freely (see http://freedom-of-MOVETO.com)...

 
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A: "Awoken" vs. "awaked"

tchristA Tale of Two Verbs: Strong awake/awoke vs. weak awaken/awakened The answer is fairly complicated at the detail level, but the short story is that there were two different verbs, one strong (call this the alpha version: awake, awoke, and sometimes awoken) and the other weak (call this the beta ...

You’re welcome. :)
 
10:34 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in body: Error Configuring Workflow Manager by Astronaut on sharepoint.stackexchange.com
 
user259867
@SmokeDetector ignore formatting not worth fixing.
 
@pizza Post ignored; alerts about it will no longer be posted.
 
user259867
@Undo The sinusoidal pattern is normal variation of activity level. There are two daily drops: big at 0:00 and smaller at 3:00. I know that 3:00 is when closeflags age. Is it the same for closevotes? Probably.
 
user259867
(Timestamps are shown on the flag summary page)
 
user259867
Now, roombas... the 9-day roomba wouldn't affect the queue because it only deletes closed questions. The 30-365 day roomba would be a large contributor. It seems that it now runs daily at 0 UTC, a change from earlier weekly schedule.
 
user259867
10:40 PM
I think this makes sense, because in the past it seemed to break down under load. But would be nice to have this confirmed and documented.
 
user259867
The canonical reference says both 30 and 365 run weekly; this may be outdated, at least on SO.
 
@pizza Here's more data, up to December.
Trend shows up even in October (roomba daily)
 
user259867
@hichris123 But daily roomba deletes closed questions... which by definition can't be in the close queue.
 
Highcharts is so slow if we go to 50,000 data points.
@pizza exactly. IIRC this was happening even in last January.
Yeah -- take a look, @pizza: hichris.erwaysoftware.com/closegraph.php
 
user259867
10:56 PM
@hichris123 I suppose this is close vote aging, then.
 
That's... 2014?
 
@pizza hold on.
@pizza This one (2014, yes @Doorknob) is close vote aging, since it's at 3:00 UTC.
 
user259867
@Doorknob hichris was throwing different time ranges into his chart... instead of implementing a selector, I might add.
 
@pizza That's work.
 
user259867
@hichris123 So, votes and flags age at 3:00. The mysterious drop at UTC 0 remains unexplained.
 
10:59 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in body: Roman Numeral Numbering on Thesis Introductory Pages by trubee on tex.stackexchange.com
 
@pizza Take a look now starting at ~May 8th. hichris.erwaysoftware.com/closegraph.php Drop at 0 UTC.
... but no drop at 3 UTC.
 
user259867
That part of the graph is just weird.
 
I think that's burning down the queue time.
@pizza OH OH OH now we kick things out of the queue but don't age their close votes.
 
user259867
@hichris123 Aha, so UTC 0 is the sweep-under-the-carpet time in the queue. Mystery solved.
 
likely
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Q: Enough fuzzying: let's let everything into the close queue and age out questions that don't reach a threshold

Shog9We've just about hit equilibrium here: Fuzzy the number of questions in the close review queue, a dopamine for the shutterers The number of questions in the queue is falling slowly, but I don't think we're going to clear it out any time soon. And even if we did, that would just mean re-introduci...

 
so, I was assaulted...
for my phone :(
 
:(
 
11:39 PM
@Braiam For real?!
 
@tchrist yeah :/
 
That’s obscene.
I’m really sorry to hear that.
 
got some shady guy, see if he can recover it
 
I’ve heard of No-Apple zones before. :(
What could he do with it?
 
@tchrist well, he's "good friend" of mine, if he knows who have it, they can just give it back and let it down
wait, "he" who?
 
11:42 PM
Whoever assaulted you to take your phone.
 
ahh, well, first in the list are drugs, then tennis, then... dunno
 
Let me try again.
They cannot use it for calls, right?
 
nope
is shut down at the moment
 
Then it stops being a phone, right?
 
yeah?
 
user259867
11:44 PM
@tchrist Until it's re-flushed.
 
Don’t understand.
 
@tchrist they "reset" and resell the phone
 
Thought it had an indelible hardware ID number.
 
well, if that was true, they wouldn't steal them
 
IMIE, EIR, . . .
The phone should not be usable.
As soon as it is reported stolen.
Its IMEI number lands on the blacklist.
The International Mobile Station Equipment Identity or IMEI /aɪˈmiː/ is a number, usually unique, to identify 3GPP (i.e., GSM, UMTS and LTE) and iDEN mobile phones, as well as some satellite phones. It is usually found printed inside the battery compartment of the phone, but can also be displayed on-screen on most phones by entering *#06# on the dialpad, or alongside other system information in the settings menu on smartphone operating systems. The IMEI number is used by a GSM network to identify valid devices and therefore can be used for stopping a stolen phone from accessing that network. For...
 
user259867
11:51 PM
Numbers are numbers, but black marker of stolen smartphones of all kinds is a thing; perhaps less in the U.S. than some other countries.
 
user259867
Very much a thing in Russia; Braiam knows better about DR.
 
If it is registered as stolen, it cannot ever be hooked up.
Apparently there may be special tools to change it, though.
In the UK there seems to be a 48h guarantee across all carriers.
CDMA phones also have their own version.
 

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