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12:33 AM
Apparently I can chat live with @zaq University tomorrow... college emails are great.
 
user315433
I thought it was today... "Wednesday, November 2: 9 am Eastern Standard Time" (Academic Webinars // The College of Engineering and Computer Science)
 
user315433
There's another next week.
 
This is apparently the "All Access College Fair through CollegeWeek Live".
 
user315433
In any case, attending zaq University isn't much smarter than buying an Apple computer.
 
user315433
Incidentally, the two are highly correlated.
 
12:41 AM
Which university?
 
user315433
www.zaq.edu
 
No existe.
 
@zaq I'm afraid the email is already in my trash. Although that's pretty much all college emails so...
 
Syracuse?
 
user202362
I spent too much time in university as a student - 2 undergrad degrees (B. telecommunications engineering, B. commerce - major: Economics, Minor: Marketing) & one postgrad - Master of Business ( Major: Finance, Minor: commercial law)
 
user315433
12:45 AM
That list of Thursday chats has some really sketchy places on it.
 
user202362
speaking of which I don't have a computer science/engineering degree
 
user315433
Maybe not sketchy, just super obscure.
 
Some of them aren't even colleges...
 
user202362
Knowledge to me, is like water to a sponge:
 
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user202362
1:15 AM
Scholarship, honours degree of course. Programming job & being a teachers assistance while studying full time of course. Had 2 professors wanting to do thesis with me of course. What you probably did not know is that, I was already spending pretty much all the available time on the internet, becoming one of the most elite trolls of them all back then ... </shameless_self_promotion>
 
user202362
Sometimes you just have to be born with the talent
 
user202362
sad thing is that ... what I said above is all true, I wasn't even trolling ...
 
user202362
also I don't get this: I already 294375956373 followers on social media, I so care about having this 1 more thing - it's making that much difference?
 
1:32 AM
breaks 8 months+ of personal silence
 
@Frank Did someone stand on your foot and eat your juniper berries?
 
@JamesENL Hush child
Do I look like a juniper??
 
1:57 AM
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2:34 AM
tor vs manual proxy server, lol
 
3:02 AM
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3:42 AM
in Lounge<C++> on Stack Overflow Chat, 6 hours ago, by Mysticial
@JerryCoffin Lounge<C++> lives matter! We will not tolerate abuse from the meta-police!!!
 
user202362
lol
 
user202362
totally novel style development
 
user202362
raccoon style panda riot!
 
4:07 AM
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5:03 AM
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5:28 AM
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5:47 AM
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6:00 AM
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@ShadowWizard Stackexchange IPO?
 
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6:43 AM
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7:02 AM
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9:02 AM
@Telkitty nobody is going to talk about the elephant in the room?
 
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9:24 AM
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user202362
My tenant is nearly 4 weeks behind in rents, then she said her daughter hung herself in her boyfriend's garage ...
 
@Telkitty ... wow
 
user202362
there were 3 unconfirmed deaths amongst their family & friends in the past 2 years
 
user202362
that's awfully lot compared to everyone else
 
user202362
9:39 AM
I feel sympathetic towards them ... but then I am also kind of suspicious
 
hey guys I have a quick question. where can I ask questions regarding education for professionals? it seems to be offtoipc on every site where I'm registered^^
 
Hmm, good question. Can't think of a site really. Maybe ask on MSE?
And include the specific question (or at least a part of it)
 
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10:07 AM
@Bart I actually didn't post the question since I could not find tags with no don't use notice :D
 
I meant a question on MSE
 
@Bart I was actual thinking about that tag after writing my last message
 
@rekire What is the question?
 
So course recommendation? I don't think courserecommendation.SE exists :/
Would you STOP editing that
 
10:16 AM
I was not happy with the initial message^^
@M.A.R. the key point about my question was basically: who is the target group of those courses and is that something for me
 
Mhm. Still I don't think there's an SE for it.
 
I think so too :/
 
user202362
10:58 AM
Where can I ask for “Google courses for Android Professionals”
 
user202362
from my limited android knowledge, that question sounds retarded
 
user202362
first of all, what does the asker mean by 'Google courses'?
 
user202362
does it mean searching courses? does it mean courses by google?
 
I'd guess it means "Google certified courses"? Also, hold back on the "retarded" please
 
user202362
sorry, I forgot the asker is here
 
user202362
11:03 AM
sincere apologies
 
user202362
but still, do you know how fast smart phones (especially android) are evolving?
 
user202362
also there are systems based on android but are not native android, are you catering those too?
 
@Telkitty IPO?
 
user202362
Initial public offering (IPO) or stock market launch is a type of public offering in which shares of a company usually are sold to institutional investors that in turn, sell to the general public, on a securities exchange, for the first time. Through this process, a privately held company transforms into a public company. Initial public offerings are mostly used by companies to raise the expansion of capital, possibly to monetize the investments of early private investors, and to become publicly traded enterprises. A company selling shares is never required to repay the capital to its publi...
 
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IRC, last time I released something for android, I was told my app is compatible with a couple thousand different kinds of android devices
 
11:12 AM
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user202362
the problem with open source OS is that, anyone could download a copy and build a different version for their own hardware.
 
user202362
so good luck with your “Google courses for Android Professionals”
 
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1:02 PM
how come nothing much is happening, surly SE ppl r away, but where are all the mods and persistent trolls?
 
user202362
they can't o b in the real world having a great time ...
 
user202362
if I didn't have so much paper work 2 do, I'll prolly write a book about how in a fictional world, mods are sock puppets of CMs and this world is haunted by zombie rabbits
 
2:36 PM
@Telkitty and how is this related to what I said about 90% budget going to Careers/Jobs team?
 
@Telkitty they are surely all here, even @Bart, just got nothing to say... "I had another coffee", "I saw a nice flower", etc... all been said already. :P
 
user202362
 
@ShadowWizard coffee ... good idea.
 
user202362
!!/coffee
 
2:40 PM
@Telkitty brews coffee for @Telkitty
 
@Telkitty looks tasty... and still does not explain anything...
@Bart yup. Just finished my 5th cup of the day.
 
user202362
well, I am about to have a glass of wine and head 2 bed
 
@Telkitty wine is a good friend
Great listener, you can take it to bed any time.
sd k
 
3:06 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer: Easy to learn cartoon animation software by Jicking Bebiro on graphicdesign.stackexchange.com
 
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3:35 PM
I don't Twitter much, so sometimes it's hard to tell what is spam and what isn't. Example:
 
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user315433
This is surely spam... But what about this,
 
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user315433
There's no Aryana Dudley on the company page, and Twitter account doesn't indicate any relation either. But OTOH, it's not an obvious spambot, and the tweet got two likes from actual SO employees...
 
@zaq where you see those? Can't see it here. Maybe you have some twitter virus...
 
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3:39 PM
@ShadowWizard Latest tab, not Top
 
David Haney ... haha, that surely is a bit. Not even slightly realistic.
 
@zaq oh, lol. Thanks!
No flags on twitter? @zaq
 
user315433
You can report a user by using the gearbox icon on their profile.
 
user315433
Or report a tweet via the ... expanding menu.
 
user315433
I think both require you to have an account.
 
3:44 PM
@zaq I see. And flags do anything? They probably get millions of flags every day, so won't be surprised if it's taking months to handle a flag.
 
user315433
IDK, never tried.
 
(can't see Twitter hiring thousands of moderators, they would go bankrupt)
 
user315433
Just curious what kind of a thing that Aryana is.
 
@zaq I bet it's a compromised account, i.e. totally normal person with ordinary twitter account, that spammers got hold of her username/password and using it to spread the spam. Seen this used a LOT with Facebook comments on media posts.
Most likely she doesn't even notice.
Bet it's just getting worse with time, since twitter can't really fight it.
 
Twitter really can't do anything
 
3:51 PM
@Bart they can twit
 
Even that I sometimes doubt :D
 
user315433
They should add a Review Queue for flags.
 
@twitter, San Francisco, CA
Your official source for news, updates and tips from Twitter, Inc. Need help? Visit https://t.co/qq1HEzvnrA.
3.3k tweets, 57333k followers, following 145 users
;)
Reminds me of SE's Community user...
Which makes me wonder, maybe rename Community to Stack Exchange over all sites?
Now that's weird... there are accounts created before that official account, e.g. twitter.com/BBCPolitics
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer: Easy to learn cartoon animation software by Christopher Cooper on graphicdesign.stackexchange.com
 
4:11 PM
@Bart whoa... is he the first user?
 
Twitter creator
 
huh!
just setting up my twttr
 
Jack Dorsey (born November 19, 1976) is an American computer programmer and internet entrepreneur widely known as a co-founder and CEO of Twitter, and as the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company. In 2008, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. For 2012, The Wall Street Journal gave him the "Innovator of the Year Award" for technology. == Early life == Dorsey was born and raised in St. Louis, the son of Marcia (Smith) and Tim Dorsey. He is of part Italian descent. His father worked for a company that developed...
 
He looks older on Wikipedia
 
Twitter makes you look younger I guess
 
4:37 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword with email in body, email in body: Arrogance and Harassment of CitiBank India by Wordpress Novice on money.stackexchange.com
 
5:12 PM
It happened. #WorldSeries https://t.co/4wAJsrPpC6
108 years.
I don't normally follow professional sports, but to see this happen is a real surprise.
 
 
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6:15 PM
@ShadowWizard On SE 1.0 sites this is how it worked. I remember on MathOverflow, the bot (user -1) was named MathOverflow.
 
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Thanks to our ops team, the #PhillyCheeseStack talks are already on @YouTube. But…why can’t I see these? I can clic… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/794230969670713344
 
user315433
I can't even find them via YT search
 
user315433
Also, would be nice if some SO page listed associated social media accounts. I see some links in the footer of the blog stackoverflow.blog but YouTube is not one of them.
 
@zaq Probably a private playlist as well.
 
user315433
Also, that Twitter onebox has an /i/web/status/ link, what's up with that?
 
6:26 PM
I saw that on the app before I updated a while back. I think it's for 140+ character tweets and somehow something is different.
 
6:49 PM
@zaq nice... didn't know that. Wonder why they decided to change it?
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A: Why is there no Stack Overflow YouTube channel and/or stackoverflow.tv

LauraA long time ago, a team called CHAOS existed to try lots of wacky new ideas with the goal of promoting and expanding the Stack Exchange network. As part of that project, the StackHQ YouTube channel was created. (Yes, that is an "official" SE property.) For a while, we ran a web series called "Th...

No official YouTube channel for SE
 
user315433
I leave for a week and now SO is moderated by pandas? Whatever. Send bamboo.
 
user315433
I missed the context of this... (unless it was some TL humor)
 
user315433
Oh, it's that blog post about real reasons for mods deleting questions... meta.stackoverflow.com/q/337296
 
user315433
The Google thing is Panda in singular. Plural form brings to mind a Python module instead...
 
7:53 PM
Autumn arrived and so did @Frank ... \o
 
8:14 PM
@rene sup
 
close voting all the thingz ... you?
 
thinking about close voting all the things...
 
Ha, you should definitely try it. Gives a goid feeling to get the place a bit more tidy ...
Or do you plan on going on a rampage on LH?
 
user315433
It's deletion that really makes the place tidy... we should skip the middle step more often.
 
True that
But most that are willing have a bit of a struggle to get at the required rep level
leaves us with Roomba strategies at best
 
user315433
8:29 PM
FR, similar to self-closing of duplicates: Send a message to the author of an old downvoted question with no upvoted answers: would you rather have that deleted? (y/n)
 
@zaq But even if deleted, it would still count against a question ban.
So, not sure if there's much to gain for the asker by deleting it.
 
user315433
If they say yes, it shows some critical reflection on what they did. So exclude that post from counting toward the ban.
 
You could make it a feature-request, but I doubt it will gain much traction. People will probably argue that it offers a loophole out of an impending ban.
 
@rene If I had time ;)
 
yeah, that is a known problem...
 
8:41 PM
haha
 
Does something need deleting?
 
@AaronHall Only the usual. Like, thousands and thousands of bad posts on SO.
 
We get at the point where we have to decide what to keep
 
Roomba sucks up a lot, right?
If you're triaging, probably better use of time to let Roomba suck up the ones it would suck up any ways.
Don't have people do what computers can do.
 
9:06 PM
The silence is deafening
 
Good job breaking it
 
9:32 PM
@AaronHall Isn't that where the Machine Learning project came to an halt? IIRC they had something cooking but it had too many mistakes to be shipped.
Instead we got a new queue
with people that needed to look at it
 
 
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10:50 PM
 
11:09 PM
Any specific reason why you used a lookbehind with this, @zaq? (?<=nofollow noreferrer">)[^<]*(?=</a>)
 
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11:25 PM
@hichris123 Didn't want it to be a part of "why", I guess. Another question is why it's used at all; maybe to avoid matching >.... </a> in HTML code.
 
I like that, if it works
 
@zaq It's used to parse links for the URL. Not sure why either...
 
user315433
Probably unnecessary, because in code fragment the angle brackets would be escaped.
 
user315433
<pre><code>&lt;div class="item-nao-adicionado" id="item-nao-adicionado"&gt;&lt;h2&gt;Jogo adicionado ao carrinho&lt;/h2&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
</code></pre>
 
user315433
^ like this
 
user315433
11:29 PM
So yeah, getting rid of these regex bits is probably fine.
 
And replace it with what? ">([^<]*)</a>? And then just get the inner match group?
 
user315433
@hichris123 the code doesn't care about captured groups (strictly speaking, they should all be non-capturing since we don't use them; but ?: is a pain to type everywhere). So if you change to that, it works but will put > </a> in the why data. I think it's better just to get rid of nofollow noreferrer, leave it at (?<=>)[^<]*(?=</a>)
 
user315433
Or not, because we may have something like <strong> </strong> inside of <a> element, and that will mess up everything.
 
user315433
So... I think we come back to status quo being a pretty good way for capturing link text.
 
@zaq Then how can I match both rel="nofollow" and rel="nofollow noreferrer"? Two lookaheads?
 
user315433
11:45 PM
@hichris123 Do you need to, if SE reliably puts the latter now?
 
user315433
Ah, the old posts bumped by an edit elsewhere wouldn't be re-baked.
 
Yep, that.
 
user315433
Well, since variable length lookbehinds aren't supported, it's better to just capture the thing in why. Not a big deal. nofollow( noreferrer)?">[^<]*(?=</a>)
 
It doesn't look like it should affect why anyway, since none of the method checks use .group(0) or whatever for the why string. They just use the matched text.
 
user315433
@hichris123 lookarounds are not a part of matched text
 
user315433
11:49 PM
So yes, it will affect why, but there are other regexes that put a lot of extra stuff in why anyway, so whatever.
 
@zaq But not with a capturing group, correct? Since the method will see http://abc.com and reuse that for the why string.
 
user315433
I didn't understand that... the presence of capturing groups doesn't change the thing that goes into why string.
 
Are you sure?
>>> links = regex.compile(ur'nofollow( noreferrer)?">([^<]*)(?=</a>)', regex.UNICODE).findall(s)
>>> links
[('', 'http://ufc201live.com'), ('', 'http://ufc203livestream.com')]
 
you can see the seasons change over at GL
 
Actually, this seems to work well @zaq:
>>> links = regex.compile(ur'nofollow(?: noreferrer)?">([^<]*)(?=</a>)', regex.UNICODE).findall(s)
>>> links
['http://ufc201live.com', 'http://ufc203livestream.com', 'http://ufc201live.com', 'http://ufc203livestream.com']
 

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