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12:16 AM
Clearly, they pulled the code to do this from a question on Stack Overflow.
can we infer the intelligence of someone, if a bunch of ppl want 2 bully her & unable 2, then she's all tough, intelligent & awesome? :p
Work problems @Telkitty?
@zaq Surely that's against Terms of Service
at moment, no.
There were some decent sites seeded with SE content. brightjourney.com comes to mind, though it is very much dead now, with one question posted since August.
12:33 AM
> Bright Journey is our way of giving back to the startup community. [...] Launched in 2014, it’s growing faster than we anticipated. --- from emprivo.com
There's always temptation, upon surveying the coffee grounds, to try squeezing yet another pot out of 'em. This is usually not a good plan.
@JamesENL also remember my complaint here, apparently it was all over the news, and apparently many people/parties are whining about it.
OTOH keeping the content of a closed site somewhat Google-able isn't necessarily a bad idea. Yes it becomes outdated, but so does a lot of SO content.
@Telkitty I hadn't heard about this
I'll have to keep an eye on it
@Shog9 I do that sometimes - I also tend to hoard things for sentimental values
12:46 AM
It it's up to me, I will have a 100 square meters underground storage - so I can hoard & no one would know anything about my hoarding habit ~_~
No one ever called me a hoarder before though
Yay, rejected migrations are now culled after 30 days. meta.stackexchange.com/a/92006 and meta.stackexchange.com/a/287891
Web Apps are going to lose quite a few of those.
The feature request was made on 2014-03-07, completed on 2016-12-07. Exactly 2.75 years.
@Telkitty Unless your storage floods and you must drag your hoard out into the sun, waterlogged and moldering, for all to gaze upon.
1:24 AM
@Shog9 that's what the backyard is for ...
6:28 because it's tau?
Also, they got your name wrong.
Dec 29 '14 at 23:15, by bjb568
bjb568 is my real real name.
and also, for someone who has years months experience with construction, waterproofing should not be an issue
1:33 AM
@zaq Yeah, legal complications. Of course bjb568 is who I really am.
Universities should give students the option to enter "preferred name" somewhere where professors/advisors can see it.
I used to collected those myself (from those who cared to fill out my online form), but forgot to do it for a couple of semesters; not sure where the form is now...
2:42 AM
why aren't people farming swans?
They can be gay.
If people can farm geese, they can farm swans
@Telkitty Because Her Maj owns them all
2:57 AM
@Telkitty Are you crying yet?
ACCEPT THE ANSWER!!! — Moti Apr 15 at 23:21
@bjb568 ?
^^ This wasn't one-flag nuked. Is that regex only active on SO? @JonEricson
I can't imagine an "accept my answer" comment being more noisy and worthless than this.
@zaq yes
will probably be pushed elsewhere eventually
3:01 AM
I am pretty happy, and if someone surround him/herself with happy gay white geese swans, there is a great chance he/she will be happier
I hope it will be soon. I already have Marshal on SO, so the new nuking rule doesn't help my badge collection...
If you have problem getting happiness, there is a shortcut - find someone who knows how to easily obtain happiness, then latch yourself on to that person, that rule applies to swan too ...
Ah it's okay, there are still plenty of accept rate comments for me to chew on.
if you always talk to a grumpy person, you are likely to be grumpy too ...
3:08 AM
rules of induction ...
3:38 AM
Hm, Academia has 54 comments discussing the acceptance rates of journals and universities. I guess I'll let them live.
@bjb568 I cry a lot too, your point is? Women cry a lot, that doesn't mean that they are unhappier than men on average. Women live longer, in fact.
It's a meme.
3:53 AM
I am rigorous on doing backups these a few days ...
4:23 AM
I have a question.
Have you ever used node.js with mysql?
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@JasonC I have
What's up?
@JamesENL Is there any decent like, modelling framework, or best-practice guide, or anything to keep me from just doing raw queries all over the place? All I found is npmjs.com/package/node-mysql and I've been banging my head off it for a couple days, it's incomprehensible to me.
You mean like an ORM?
There's knex, which is a query building library
4:27 AM
All my db access stuff is a complete mess.
The ORM we are currently using is Bookshelf.js, there's a number of them out there
Knex looks like a nice step towards cleanliness.
Knex is just a query building library. It's not a proper ORM. Here's something that might help: npmcompare.com/compare/bookshelf,knex,objection,orm,sequelize
That said, Bookshelf is heavy
It's quite a large library
4:29 AM
It looks awesome though. At least, it looks well-documented.
Oh neat thanks, that's a nice list of stuff to check out.
No worries
I just started using node last week. I don't know why I never used it before.
I can't believe how much time and stress it eliminated with express.
I'm using it on AWS Lambda. It's fun
Objection gives me a "Simple and fun way to fetch, insert, update and delete objects using the full power of SQL". I like fun.
Micro-services are fun
4:33 AM
Jade too. Or Pug or whatever. Discovered this afternoon. Instant fun.
4:46 AM
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Oh look.... it's spam o'clock
5:26 AM
Q: How do I use c++ and the absolute value function to do something like this

GregEssentially i want to use the absolute value function in c++ to do something like this: wwwwwww0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 wxxxxxw000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 wxyyyxw00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000...

5:36 AM
5:48 AM
Re: JS ORMs, +1 for Bookshelf; I’ve used it before and it was the Least Bad™ of all the things I tried.
6:01 AM
@AlexisKing Yeah, Objection doesn't seem to really be making anything more convenient. The example on the Bookshelf home page looks slick. Diving into that next.
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body, link at end of body: How does Nitrobuild Plus work? by philli on superuser.com
I think I saw the same domain being spamvertized from a different account too - but that post is now deleted as spam.
Let's keep an eye out, if this persists we have a candidate for the blacklist.
6:28 AM
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11:14 AM
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12:24 PM
"Little , little Pig, let me come in."
"No, no, not by the hair on my triple chin chin."
"Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in."
and one trolling husky
1:05 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer: Which GUI svn client allows searching through history? by Galvani on unix.stackexchange.com
1:49 PM
We're about to run some tests with a duplicate copy of Smokey. I've tried to prevent it posting here, but let me know if I failed.
2:08 PM
Looks like I didn't fail. Excellent.
3:00 PM
No failure @ArtOfCode ... are you sure you're a real dev?
3:17 PM
@Bart ah, no failure here, but the experiment is failing perfectly fine
Maybe meta should be migrated to Quora?
no, you're not meant to post those here Smokey
4:04 PM
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@bjb568 mew :-)
say mew to me :(
you hurted me this time
4:27 PM
metas in the tavern
4:39 PM
We are the meta cats.
5:04 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Offensive answer detected: How do you erase only part of an imported "placed" image in Illustrator? by Bloob on graphicdesign.stackexchange.com
Also a little funny ^^^^
> "IT-Recruiting mit Stack Overflow" (in German) - 60 second video explaining our Talent products at @StackOverflow youtube.com/watch?v=ttbTtoUVCKU … -- Max Horstmann at 9:08 AM - 8 Dec 2016
Thanks for saying it's in German, otherwise it's easy to miss the few German words in there...
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Dunno, software recs are complicated. It's true that all three posts are leading to the same site, but they are different posts...
5:20 PM
yeah, didn't flag either
seems legit
In case anyone's curious about the ELU wave of odd posts: one, two, three, four, five.
There are low quality questions, and then there are texts constructed to look like questions.
5:41 PM
As for actual spam, the site that really gets more in recent weeks is Ask Different: graph
6:50 PM
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Greg Lake has died. Keith Emerson died back in March. What a year. :(
7:10 PM
when you use http digest authentication, are browsers supposed to cache authorization headers for a really long time? or do a few random browsers just arbitrarily do it to be nice.
also hi
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9:51 PM
@maveň meew
@JasonC eww, y u no mongo?
10:18 PM
@bjb568 already have mysql running on my server. and the cheapest hosting option for when it's ready to move doesn't have mongo.
But it should be pretty easy to swap out with Bookshelf so I'm not really thinking about it.
Anyways todays mission is to make sense of Passport.
10:36 PM
It seems old people are prone to dying, even if famous.
Any of the SO mods online to discuss a flag?
Only if it's about plagiarism.
I'm not sure if that's you making a joke or being literal.
@Servy yes
Have you looked at my last few flags?
10:45 PM
@Servy which site?
meta SO
then yes
The post seems rather unambiguously off topic, no?
the mod response seems to indicate that they don't dispute that at all, and that they also felt that the question isn't on topic
despite declining the flag anyway
For context:
Q: Plagiarism and using/copying code from Stack Overflow and submitting it in an assignment

domenkavranWhat is the view on the ethics at copying the code you find on Stack Overflow? My issue is that I posted a whole source code for a short project where I could not find a small bug that was causing my program not to work. The next day I saw a fellow student using identical code and even asking me ...

@Servy you have, at this point, three moderators involved, so I wouldn't try to read those flag responses as a single statement
Doesn't seem particularly off-topic to me
in so far as it comes up frequently on Stack Overflow
How is it on topic to ask if it's ethical for someone to cheat on their homework?
regardless of the answer, it's irrelevant to SO
10:50 PM
@Servy As I said, it is something that seems to come up a lot WRT SO, often on SO
Folks posting their homework, folks posting answers in their homework, folks asking for stuff to be deleted before their professor finds out, professors asking us to take down homework / identify the cheaters / posting threatening answers under the homework...
Not just SO, mind you
Physics, Math, Chem, Math, Math
that's a pretty big list of different issues, none of which seem to be addressed in the question at hand
well, normally there'd be multiple questions
for a topic so broad
people posting homework questions on SO isn't what that question is actually asking about, nor is this about deleting content before profs see it, or by profs, etc. None of that is in this question
the question is just asking whether or not cheating is morale.
and of course all of those points that you've brought up have meta questions asking about them specifically
> The next day I saw a fellow student using identical code and even asking me about some other assignment where we reuse this same code and slightly modify it. We have to submit our work in few days and probably he will use my code.

Can a person do that without stating who is the author and can I prove my authorship with a Stack Overflow post?
The guy posted part of his homework on SO
A fairly large part, it seems
and now a classmate appears to be using it
How is that not what I was just talking about?
that's an issue for the school, not for SO
10:56 PM
it's an issue for both
I'm a bit confused here, @Servy. Have you not seen this before?
All SO can do is say, "go talk to someone at your school"
Machavity's answer links to another discussion of the topic:
Q: How to cope with complaints from tutors who want to fight cheaters?

Thorsten S.One tutor complains here (the answer is deleted now) How to solve exception in thread "main", java.lang.ArithmeticException: / by zero? This post contains solution code to one or more of our homework assignments here at University of [redacted]. It is indexed by Google, which enables student...

@Servy well, what's wrong with that?
@Servy And in order to say that, there should be a meta question and a meta answer.
Why do we need an answer on meta to tell people that it's not a question that we can answer on meta?
I mean, we've got questions on handling suicide for pity's sake... Certainly not our problem, but we have questions on how to deal with it when it comes up anyway.
10:59 PM
when a question is off topic we close it as off topic, we don't post an answer to say that it's off topic.
Stamping our feet and asserting "this problem that keeps happening shouldn't exist, so we must pretend that it doesn't, in the face of continuing evidence to the contrary"
...is not particularly efficient.
I'm not saying that academic dishonesty doesn't happen
@Servy no, we usually have craploads of discussion on meta concerning the topicality of it though
I'm saying that when someone suspects academic dishonesty, or wants to know if a given behavior is appropriate for their institution, asking about it on SO isn't how they should go about it
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer: RHEL 7.2: using realm to join AD domain by Todd Doane on serverfault.com
11:00 PM
if they want to know if the behavior is acceptable at their school, they need to ask their school, and if they want to report someone, they need to report them to the school
@Servy no, they should read the existing question on meta and follow the advice in the answers.
not to SO
@SmokeDetector that... is not a link
SO isn't the authority on what is considered acceptable academic conduct in every academic institution in the world...
@Servy no one's asking for a list of acceptable academic conduct
11:01 PM
nor is it a place where anyone could possibly handle a report of suspected academic dishonestya
the question is
it's asking whether or not the behavior he's describing is acceptable academic conduct
we got a user on SO who thinks his work has been ripped off asking what, if anything, he can do about it
sound familiar?
Q: A site (or scraper) is copying content from Stack Exchange. What do I do?

PopsSince day one of Stack Overflow, all content posted on Stack Exchange sites by their users (i.e. you wonderful people) has been provided to the whole universe under the CC-BY-SA license. For my fellow non-lawyers, that license basically means: Anyone can use any Stack Exchange posts at any time...

Why on earth would it suddenly become off-topic as of yesterday?
We have folks on Cooking lamenting that someone set up a blog to repost their answers
We have folks on Math lamenting that folks are using the site to cheat in off-site contests
NO, we can't always do anything about it...
...heck, we often can't do anything about it...
...but that doesn't mean folks can't talk about it!
it's a problem relevant to their use of the site
It's therefore on-topic for meta
If your copyright is infringed you can submit a DMCA notice and hope. If not... well, you licensed it.
and yet the meta community didn't think so; they voted to close it
5 people voted to close it
even the top answerer voted to close it
11:05 PM
People also voted to close the moderator election results post.
@Servy that... isn't helping
A moderator reopened it.
and the second answer is an answer that just says that it's off topic
No one has voted to close it since
There are more than 5 people on meta
and yet only one person felt that it should be reopened
it goes both ways there
@Servy No.
11:05 PM
@Shog9 [citation-needed]
To date, you've had 3 moderators responding to your flags
I've carried on a fairly long discussion here
You've had multiple other mods and employees and over 2000 other people looking at the question
And... Still only 5 voted to close.
@hichris123 hand on, lemme count...
I've always wondered if meta was just the same 5 people with sockpuppets.
feeling better now Shog?
Maybe that's what the CMs do all day.
I'm pretty sure like half of it is Pekka
@hichris123 hit the chat rate-limiter? Yes, pretty much.
Oh, you mean play people on meta.
well, somewhat less of that. If only we had time, between waiting out chat rate-limits.
11:11 PM
One or the other works I guess...
Moving back to the topic at hand...
You've had your say, @Servy. You consider it off-topic. Fine. You voted, now you sit back and let others do what they will.
If you feel very strongly that the question is harmful in some way, you're free to raise another meta question about it
Well if the community is just going to be overridden by moderators, even if they feel that it's off topic, then isn't saying I should just sit back and let the community decide for themselves rather...disingenuous?
@Servy No.
Five people closed it, one person reopened it.
At least a couple thousand people haven't voted either way.
@JasonC Why not just use vanilla?
and about twenty people felt the question belonged on academia
11:15 PM
Well, they're not entirely wrong...
...But I don't know that they've bothered to read Academia's help center either
@Shog9 Also one person who voted to close the question has received a manual review ban on Meta... and then posted about it on Meta.
Which, I should note, @Servy happened to answer the question about.
There is a new sponsored tag actions-on-google, with 6 questions (4 self-answered by the same user). Looks like a new exciting thing of unclear nature.
Was just reading about that
Guy could've probably saved his company some money by just editing the tag wiki
but... I guess Google ain't really hurting
11:29 PM
still waiting for the self driving car
it has been years
@bjb568 Vanilla what?
@Shog9 Anything in on LifeHacks yet?
Google Assistant?
Heh, anybody see that Black Mirror Xmas special episode?
Just sayin
I wonder how many users passed away after had registered on SE network
11:49 PM
there must be some, although probably not many consider people mostly die of old age and there aren't many people over 50 on SE network
@JasonC Node. So minimal use of external packages.

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