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9:00 PM
You guys have such realistic dreams. Last night all I did was turn into a cartoon cat and run down a big hill. I also have vague memories of cows bouncing on trampolines.
 
I don't remember any dreams in the last 3 years.
 
14 hours ago, by Jason C
@AlexisKing That's pretty deep. Pass me whatever you're smoking.
 
Well played.
 
Anonymous
FWIW, much of that which one may hypothetically be smoking reduces the intensity of dreams, rather than increasing it.
 
@bjb568 you are a lot older than you act.
7
 
@bjb568 That's awesome.
 
user259867
That's disgusting.
 
user259867
NAA, not spam
 
user259867
> Some days I want to ban most of china from hitting our network due to raw percentage of compromised machines. Okay, most days. -- Nick Craver at 1:58 PM - 8 Apr 2015 via Twitter
 
9:16 PM
Mar 29 at 19:04, by Jason C
Yeah... the auto IP blacklist on my mail server is slowly blocking all of China.
And all the github ddos suspicions have been growing too.
 
... is that a reply to another comment?
how do I see the other comment?
 
 
this Reddit interface is horrible
 
d00d, what a kewl constant! It's like not even constant! — bjb568 11 secs ago
 
9:19 PM
^ @bjb568 Are you sure you're a kitten and not a bobcat?
 
@Doorknob agree
@Undo not mutually exclusive
 
okay, rephrased: Are you sure you're a domestic house-cat-type kitten and not a bobcat?
 
@Doorknob Click "parent"; below comment, rightmost choice.
 
@Undo no
 
@JasonC oh
 
user259867
9:22 PM
@bjb568 Once, when I was a TA, I tried to explain to a calculus class what the general antiderivative of log|cos x| is (it's not -tan(x)+C). Never again.
 
@Undo Still not mutually exclusive.
 
@pizza lel log
Oh, antiderivitive.
Huh, why would they think that?
Don't they have to memorize derive of tan is sec^2?
 
user259867
@bjb568 I got it backwards, of course.
 
Well, that's a bit more complicated
 
9:27 PM
Gah, I hate single quotes.
 
Dealing with hidden inputs right now...
 
What kinds of games do programmers play other than Nethack
 
not much here
 
@pizza but they look nice!
 
9:28 PM
I like tentacle wars.
 
I really can't get used to the android theme.
 
Anonymous
@TheWobbuffet Stack Exchange.
 
I play a lot of super smash bros for wii u
 
@TheWobbuffet when I have time, I play Halo and indie platformers
 
Lately I've been spending a ton of time blowing through rpg's on super nintendo and PS2.
 
9:29 PM
I wish I had a cent for every hour I played that game
 
user259867
@bjb568 Yes, I got it backwards. Should be antiderivative of tan(x). Which WA claims to be -log(cos(x)) + constant. But this constant is only constant on the intervals separated by the vertical asymptotes of the tangent. There are infinitely many constants to choose.
 
@JasonC have you played earthbound? that's like the only snes rpg i can think of other than pokemon
 
@TheWobbuffet Yeah I love that game.
 
@pizza oh
 
Actually I just went through it about, maybe 3 or 4 weeks ago.
 
user259867
9:30 PM
While we're at it, another answer there is also spam.
 
@Ixrec I chose to get a wii u rather than an xbox, because... super smash bros
 
@JasonC Have you played mother 3? If so, I love you
 
@TheWobbuffet I'm always tempted to buy a Wii U for the Metroid Prime trilogy
hasn't quite happened yet
 
@TheWobbuffet It's been on my list for a looong time but I haven't played it. I feel like I somehow let you down here.
 
9:32 PM
@Ixrec I've never played a metroid game before, though I can because I'm in the ambassador program on my 3ds
 
@JasonC :( trust me, it's better than earthbound
 
@TheWobbuffet Super Metroid is freakin' awesome.
 
@TheWobbuffet I'm a big fan of Super Metroid, Metroid Fusion, Metroid: Zero Mission and all three Metroid Primes
 
I have tons of memories of staying up all night in the summer with my friends playing that game when it came out.
 
9:33 PM
Metroid Fusion I think I played to completion literally dozens of times as a teenager
 
Well nintendo gave me metroid for buying my 3ds overpriced. is it worth playing it
 
Well, it's a classic.
 
@TheWobbuffet Is Mother 4 out yet?
 
@TheWobbuffet Which one? The original NES Metroid?
 
@AlexisKing the fan-made version? i don't think so
 
9:34 PM
Aw man I'm getting all nostalgic. But I gotta run, later all.
 
@Ixrec yeah, the very first one
 
@TheWobbuffet You're right, it's coming out this summer, apparently.
It looks really great, though.
 
I understand it's a classic, but... it seems too low-res for me
what's going on with the chat sending things twice?
 
personally I can't recommend the original Metroid, the later installments are just so much better
 
@AlexisKing yeah. Though it won't have a better story than mother 3 imo
 
9:36 PM
slow movement, no diagonal shooting, no map, no clear tutorials/HUD/story, etc
 
@Ixrec Super Metroid definitely blows NES Metroid out of the water.
 
well i get all the games litsed here. Honestly, fire emblem is sooo boring
 
> Metroid Fusion
play it
 
@TheWobbuffet I have friends that love it, but I agree, I've never found it that captivating.
 
I played a big chunk of Fire Emblem way back when it was new; I enjoyed it a lot but somewhere around level 40(?) I felt I'd had enough
 
9:39 PM
Yeah man, it's sooo boring being the commander
 
for me it was just too long
and my reaction to the permadeath mechanics was to save scum; I may have shot myself in the foot there
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted user: Are there any good TouchID enabled banking apps by Megan O'Brien on apple.stackexchange.com
 
Kirby & the Amazing Mirror is cool if you have any interest in 2d metroidvania platformers (it's not very hard, imo it's the good, relaxing kind of "casual")
rest of the list I'm not familiar with
 
I've played kirby superstar ultra
my friend said ridley ate samus's parents. Did the makers of Super Metroid make up the story on the spot or something?
if i was to write a story, i wouldn't start it out with a dragon coming to my house and eating my parents
 
I should probably test changes before I publish them
:(
 
9:44 PM
he didn't eat them, but he was in the Space Pirate raid that killed them iirc
 
for some reason I once read the official e-manga that covers this...
 
Space Pirates? lol... what is this
so a bunch of space pirates raided earth or something?
 
you know, the plot of (almost) every Metroid game is Space Pirates trying to harness the power of the Metroids to take over the galaxy and Samus Aran has to go kill them all
 
are the metroids the jellyfishes
 
9:45 PM
what do you expect from a series that started in the NES era? =P
yes
 
the jellyfishes harness what power
 
if you really want me to ramble on about this...
they eat the life force of pretty much any living thing they come across; the way they do this is not well understood and the Space Pirates in particular are convinced if they can tame/domesticate/breed Metroids they'd have an unstoppable army
 
don't worry, i'll read about it online
nvm, i'll just play the game :P
 
lol
 
not the original... super metroid
i'd like to learn more about space pirates trying to harness the power of jellyfishes
 
9:49 PM
yep, that's the plot in Super Metroid too
Metroid Fusion and the later Primes focus on other stuff
the first Metroid Prime had a lot of lore about this actually; you can read a bunch of experiment logs where they mention how many pirates died trying to test this or that weapon or last time one of them tried to keep a metroid as a pet
 
do you think they were trying to make a game that girls would buy, and did it work?
 
considering her gender was a spoiler in the original game, no
 
what do you mean her gender was a spoiler?
 
in the original Metroid you don't find out Samus is female until the cutscenes/credits after the final boss
I've heard the manual even used male pronouns to hide it
 
9:53 PM
Get a room, you two.
 
he keeps asking questions!
 
@bjb568 sorry, we're done :P
 
:P
 
heh i tried to end it earlier, but it was too late... you had answered, which had arisen followup questions
 
silly video game plots are more interesting than they should be
 
9:54 PM
everything is too late when it's too late
 
i remember a while back the wheel of blame link went to the broken one i made :P now it's fixed, but meh... room owners are too hesitant to change the link to my fixed version
 
I assumed that was a deliberate in-joke...
 
what was?
 
the blame wheel always saying the same guy
 
heh
 
9:58 PM
Dark themes (IDE, text editor) look nice when it's going to rain.
 
lol... no, it was a messup in my code that you could get around by refreshing the page :P anyway, it's fixed with the latest version. You know what's interesting? I never noticed you until now
 
@hichris123 and all the other times
 
@bjb568 well yeah but especially now.
 
cough anyone using my dark theme... yea I may have messed it up with a fat finger update this aft.
am fixing now
 
What a coincidence... @rlemon talks about a dark theme right after I do. :P
 
user259867
9:59 PM
 
@hichris123 not a coincidence at all. you reminded me
 
ah. :P
 
jsfiddle.net/AYPpF/138/embedded/result <- I recovered the link by looking in the transcript. Anyway, someone debugged this with me... was it hichris or bjb?
 
so let's get back to that PHP. :D
... or not. :P
 
ARRghg, why do i have to wait so long for hostgator to open one port
 
user259867
10:04 PM
@SmokeDetector fp
 
@pizza Registered answer as false positive.
 
user259867
@TheWobbuffet If the bolted wheel is stuck, there is another solution... BlameBot!
 
what did it hit on?
 
@TheWobbuffet I vaguely remember it
 
user259867
@rlemon "black magic". A pretty weak keyword.
 
10:05 PM
what is blamebot
 
wow.
 
user259867
@TheWobbuffet A bot using the logic of your wheel (and perhaps more) that blames Taverners for things.
 
user259867
Bonus points if it has enough AI to post on its own.
 
Link to it?
 
user259867
This is a proposal. :)
 
10:06 PM
oh
yeah, i'll make that
or were you going to make it? i is confuze
 
user259867
I'm unlikely to do anything like that.
 
k, i'll make it sometime in the future.
 
6-8 weeks
 
user259867
Sometime between now and 2100 is fine.
 
yeah, i'm busy making other stuff atm but i can probably dedicate some hour to making it
what's really annoying is that i have to learn geometry by the end of the month after next month
 
10:11 PM
@SmokeDetector fp
 
user259867
@SmokeDetector fp slang discussion
 
@pizza Registered answer as false positive.
 
i'll start it right now but I gtg around 5:30
 
user259867
@TheWobbuffet Disregard bots, acquire knowledge of geometry
 
i'm usually overwhelmed with homework on weekdays, and I spend an immense amount of time studying geometry on weekends
but today i don't have that much homework so it won't hurt to stay a little bit longer
 
10:15 PM
Do suggested edit reviews, when not done through the actual review queue interface, still count as review tasks for badges?
 
have no idea
 
user259867
@JasonC Yes. For example, this is how users under 500 rep get a badge for reviewing -- approving an edit to their own question.
 
10:26 PM
@pizza Is that also true of badges like Reviewer which have the "only once per review type" stipulation? Or just the badges for approving/denying X edits?
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in answer: Need information about edX course certificates by Pascal Brown on workplace.stackexchange.com
 
user259867
@SmokeDetector tpu SPAM
 
@pizza Blacklisted user.
 
@SmokeDetector tpu
 
user259867
10:28 PM
@Ixrec Something's up with your SD privilege, cc: @hichris123
 
!!/status
 
I think you just beat me to it
 
@hichris123 Running since 17:49:26 UTC (279 minutes)
 
@pizza Smokey doesn't like edits.
 
yeah, I keep forgetting it has to be a response, not a mention
 
10:29 PM
See CE:79.
 
user259867
@Ixrec The point it, approving or rejecting an edit from question page counts as a review. It appears on the user's list of reviews. Badges are a byproduct of that list: once you have enough items there, you get the badge.
 
user259867
Notice how many Custodian badges are given to low-rep users.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: C# DTO AND LINQ2SQL by MRFerocius on stackoverflow.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted user, email in answer: First job - what to expect in probation period? by Pascal Brown on workplace.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted user, email in answer: First Job - benefits to look out for! by Pascal Brown on workplace.stackexchange.com
 
@pizza Whaat? How can a 3-rep user review suggested edits?
 
user259867
@AlexisKing On their own posts, they can.
 
10:37 PM
Ah, okay, that makes more sense.
 
user259867
 
@SmokeDetector fp
 
@pizza For some reason I have a feeling that I'm going to drop back below 5k rep with that one. I don't know why.
 
user259867
@ʎǝʞuoɯɹǝqʎɔ No need to respond to all-caps unless they are spam. They get implicity "ignore" command by default.
 
user259867
@JasonC I upvoted, not because I want them to count but because it's an interesting point. I review a lot more CVs than my puny <4000 count suggests... because I grab posts with close votes through the API and vote from question pages.
 
10:41 PM
@ʎǝʞuoɯɹǝqʎɔ ^ Plus you can't really fp the all-caps filter, since it's objective, although you can fpu/tpu to whitelist/blacklist users if the situation calls for it.
 
user259867
It says I reviewed 3 posts today... but I used up all 50 CVs, and not on random posts, either.
 
@pizza It's pizza's fault.
@SmokeDetector It's pizza's fault.
@SmokeDetector It's pizza's fault.
 
user259867
@SmokeDetector Borkey?
 
... oops :P
That may or may not have been my fault
:P
if ev_room == GlobalVars.meta_tavern_room_id:
^ NOT ENOUGH conditions :P
 
One last close vote needed: Remove thumbs.db file from the images folder
 
10:43 PM
linky?
!!/blame
 
@Undo It's SmokeDetector's fault.
 
test
!!/blame
 
@Undo It's hichris123's fault.
 
>:D
It takes users that have talked in the room while it's been alive and chooses randomly
 
Stop blaming me!
:P
 
user259867
10:44 PM
@TheWobbuffet The proposed BlameBot has been cannibalized by Smokey ^.
 
user259867
Go back to geometry. :P
 
He still has time to build it while I push to GH and CI runs :P
 
@Undo ahaha
@Undo that was what was on my clipboard already. :P
Thanks @alexis.
 
@hichris123 Anytime. ;)
 
there, !!/blame is live
Note that if you use it, your name gets put in the list before a user to blame is chosen randomly from that list - so no one's immune >:D
 
user259867
10:48 PM
!!/blame
 
@pizza It's Alexis King's fault.
 
aww :(
 
user259867
Nice and simple. Until Jason C notices the lack of documentation.
 
oh crap
Err what lack? :P
 
user259867
!!/commands
 
10:51 PM
weird, it looks like it dropped the Tavern again
!!/commands
Hrm
oh, we took out !!/commands
!!/about
!!/help
 
@Undo I'm SmokeDetector, a bot that detects spam and low-quality posts on the network and posts alerts to chat. A command list is available here.
 
^ It's in that link now
 
user259867
Cool.
 
user259867
!!/apiquota
 
@pizza 7508
 
user259867
10:53 PM
Is this the quota used or remaining?
 
Yeah, for fetching answer bodies
Oh, remaining
 
user259867
But we're one hour away from the end of UTC day. When does it roll over?
 
UTC Midnight IIRC
 
user259867
So, Smokey used only 25% of the quota so far? Strange.
 
user259867
!!/queuestatus
 
user259867
10:56 PM
@Undo I was never able to get this command to run ^
 
IIRC the queue is usually too big to put in a chat message, or something like that
 
user259867
OK, that makes sense with 140+ sites...
 
user259867
The Wiki lists obsolete !!/commands
 
user259867
(I know... I don't have a GH account still...)
 
@pizza fixed
 
11:36 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website: English word for the Urdu "Amanat" by Volodymyr Protsenko on english.stackexchange.com
 
user259867
@SmokeDetector tpu
 
@pizza Blacklisted user.
 
Russian on ELU? :P
 
user259867
@hichris123 "I found a super-cool blog about English"
 
user259867
But yes, wrong audience.
 
11:49 PM
so smokey got an upgrade? well at least i see my idea has made its way :P
 
user259867
!!/blame
 
@pizza It's hichris123's fault.
 
user259867
He again. >;$
 
I want it to blame itself
!!/blame
 
@Doorknob It's Doorknob's fault.
 
11:51 PM
glares
 
user259867
> fun fact it's physically impossible to edit an android intent-filter and actually know what you're doing -- Rock The Kasra at 2:24 PM - 8 Apr 2015 via Twitter
 
Do you think you should tell the call center that you are unequipped to handle their request? — Mathemats 13 mins ago
Posts like the one that comment is on make me sad.
 

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