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12:04 AM
I think this was considered in some shape, virtual meetups of course.
Collaboration appears to be new black on SO.
Why do a lot of Spotify ads involving screaming.... wtf
@Quill So that you sit up and take notice
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@SmokeDetector ehrm?
@SmokeDetector why
12:55 AM
@Undo Post manually reported by user soup in room Charcoal HQ.
1:38 AM
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> We are currently offline for maintenance
Yeah, so much for looking at the site...
what site?
I guess we're back.
1:47 AM
I'm back!
Welcome back kittycat
Is your internship still going?
Ya can flag this
@bjb568 now will you stop purring?
Hmmm the Liberal party is spamming StackExchange
@John >:(
@JamesENL Yah, and for another 9 weeks.
@JamesENL That's just going to get them negative attention
1:55 AM
@bjb568isnotapebble Fun! So what are your day-to-day duties?
Spam doesn't last long here!
@JamesENL hackhackhackhackhack
I'm fiddling with socket code at the moment.
Why hack?
You call that hack.
Sounds like fun
2:01 AM
But fatally dangerous
Sockets are fun to play with
Oh you mean electrical sockets not HTTP sockets
No I mean ALL sockets, including HTTP.
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I personally think dangerous can often be fun. (Provided you don't screw up)
And that Spam's final spam flag was mine. Haha spammers.
thrills are fun, real danger isn't
2:07 AM
Well, not fatally dangerous.
"Remember kids, don't try this at home!" says a group of people who caused many explosions on many things on a TV show.
And now
RIP MythBusters
All this
@meatball I like how they limited it to the kids. So if you are an dumb adult and try this at home, you are eligible to be nominated for the darwin award?
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@Telkitty Yes.
A lot of spam going around now.
And that is definitely k.
@soup As Shog said, this exists as of the beginning of May. Since Japan is pretty-much exclusively one time zone, nights and weekends ended up with a string of bumped questions on the hour. Bumping is good, repetitive bumping not so good, so we limited bumping to times when there isn't a bumped post in the previous 5 active posts.
(and as he said, we can look at up to two months of stats for bumping since we implemented that at the same time -- of course, when I say "we" I mean @Shog9 can, because the logs are a fancy hidden thing, but point is that the data exists if we want to look at it)
2:36 AM
Cool. Back when I joined Web Apps, it was a stream of communitybumps every night. Got better over time, thanks to more active voting in the past year. I like bumping in principle, but in practice many of the Q&A it brings up are ... uninspiring.
So having a front page made of that is a bit off-putting, potentially making the problem of low engagement even worse.
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If the ja.SO rule was made network-wide, I don't think anyone would complain.
Greetings, @AwesomePoodles
2:43 AM
@John Greetings. Just momentarily lurking...
Q: Finally earthquake prediction

Mostafa KamelI'm Dr Mustafa , an astrophysics researcher from Egypt. I've written a Scientific paper about a possible new fundamental universal force, which I refer to as "Cover cosmic". I believe this force is responsible for several natural phenomen on the ground or in space a , But I will talk about a s...

> Until now, I can determine the location and date of any earthquake stronger than 7.0 degrees .
What is a "degree" in terms of earthquakes?
magnitude, prolly
(and shouldn't you be using radians?)
Probably. I guess such terminology confuses experts...
This is not a theory. It is not a hypothesis. It is not a rational argument. It is a claim to have written a scientific paper without any reference. It is a claim to discovered a massive change in the Earth's rotational speed, which is in direct contradiction of a multitude of established scientific methods and measurements. It is a motley collection of wild unsubstantiated claims. I can't make out if this is a hoax or a delusion. — Gordon Stanger 31 mins ago
sigh this user also posted his "theory" a month ago
I really hope the next major earthquake (Magnitude 7.0 and above) near Silicon Valley can be and will be predicted and announced.
2:51 AM
It would be irony if it doesn't ...
I don't know why people think themselves so smart when they are obviously so dumb
I mean ... it's okay to be dumb, you didn't ask to be born dumb
Stop thinking you are smart though, because you are not
We are not
A Japanese game company halted cancelled their 4th-series of "disaster survival" game because its 3rd-series' (sold in 2009) setting was a big earthquake on 2011 March in Japan. Talking about a prediction...
3:04 AM
Yeah ... and next 'major break through' in technology is VR - if you can't bring real useful innovation, let's just cover our eyes and pretend all great innovations have already happened in those imaginary worlds.
You do realize that not every smart person is working on VR?
Capitalism kinda means that companies will go do what they think will make them money. If that's VR, great.
VR is a thing that the media just loves because it looks weird and is kinda interesting. That doesn't mean it's the next major breakthrough
If it's useful, companies will make useful stuff and people will buy it. If it's not useful, it will die.
I am still looking forward to Mars colonization, self driving cars, A.I. cleaners and chefs
Capitalism kinda means that companies will produce not-so-great-stuff and market it to recoup some of their losses before it dies.
3:08 AM
@jmac until someone makes better stuff for cheaper and sells it
ref: every pre-iPad tablet
oh good. it's not only my branch that fails... it's develop too
@Undo If this is true, casinos would all be died. But the fact is that casinos are guaranteed to make money given enough people because probability. Making money has little to do with being useful.
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@Telkitty Gambling is useful because it hits people's pleasure centers in their brain.
That's what they're paying for. Maybe they don't know it.
3:10 AM
I guess we have different definition of 'being useful'
illegal drugs are useful too according to your definition
If people will pay for goods or services, they want those goods and services. Therefore there is incentive for companies (or individuals) to sells better versions of those goods and services for less money to capture more of the market
true, thus the lacking of true innovation/break through
3:12 AM
exactly my point
because true innovation/break through are high risks
@Telkitty I'm not exactly caught up on that market, but... supply/demand is still a thing in black markets
@Telkitty Sure, so parties have to weigh those risks
But if it takes a $500,000 investment to get something that will probably make $600,000 more in profit, someone's gonna do it eventually
That's one reason humans are stupid and short sighted
Why did they even add TypeScript to our stack... it provides no real benefit ;-;
3:14 AM
always choose things with short term benefits
@Telkitty Cya :)
@Quill Hey, at least it's not PostScript. :P
@Quill So like coffeescript but worse?
WTF: "one of the civil engineering profs wrote soil simulations in postscript" https://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/kssyt/postscript_vs_pdf/c2mykdg https://t.co/gIC57C9V10
3:16 AM
Has anyone rated languages by their score/answer ratio? So others would know what to learn in order to earn more repz fast.
@soup Hmm probably not.
@soup Suspect [regex] would be the top of the list, if you count it as a 'language'
In reality it's more like a bunch of little sublanguages
@soup beginner [android] questions
though, [java] if it's restricted to language.
But I guess top-5 language tags should give repz fast.
In my profile the range is from python 59/39 (slightly better if restricted to a library, sympy 66/33) to google-apps-script 60/100.
But the sample size is small and skewed.
3:27 AM
@meatball [iOS] beats out [Android], 2.4504 vs. 2.3048
And the winner is... [git-branch]
But not a language
27.23046 for git-branch
Ignore that old question ;)
@soup well that's a better query :P
3:29 AM
Among actual language tags, though... python-2.x has ratio=6
Ignoring version tags too, the leader appears to be Haskell, 5.3
Should we limit to more recent questions? I think older questions (pre-strict rules) might skew the statistic.
@Undo it's basically JavaScript with optional strict typing.. it's good if you're a hardcore C# dev but if you don't really give a shit to use interfaces and types properly or consistently it basically becomes JavaScript with <any>s everywhere
The bottom of the query list is filled with e-commerce website building things and spreadsheet scripting things.
It adds an unnecessary layer of complexity to our stack
I'd put in a request to change it, but A) I'm basically a junior B) changing things takes time and effort that the other programmers wouldn't be bothered to justify to management
3:40 AM
Wow! Thank you very much for such a detailed answer! I never realised it would be that complicated, but I think I can tackle it. Again thanks, I'll try it out in a couple of hours and if it works I'll mark you as the answer. Thanks so much — GrowlingSolid Jun 4 at 7:59
And... nothing. This is almost "what did you see".
4:05 AM
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@Undo taking the median would be far more informative. Average is so skewed due to huge score posts
Anyway, back to the salt mines. Enjoy your timezones.
there's a timezone split at the moment
UTC+10 (or 8, I'll include) for Myself, Telkitty, Soup and kinda bjb and JamesENL and then UTC-10 (or 11 / something else) for everyone else
> New malware reads Stack Overflow questions out loud to their authors before they can post them, halts Android development on a global scale. -- Tim Post at 7:14 PM - 19 Jun 2016
@Quill UTC-10? The US is UTC-4 to UTC-7.
yeah, I always forget those ones ;-;
4:16 AM
I am usually UTC-4, currently +10.
> :barf: :barf: :barf: ListView :barf: :barf: :barf: thanks in advance! -- Tim Post at 7:15 PM - 19 Jun 2016
That's actually really true.
That Russian one tho: "i write code, code, code" "write code, and write code" "for hours write code" — Tas 44 mins ago
I think you've suffered a pastectomy
Shhh. ;P
> Literally a dating site. Ugh.
4:25 AM
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Sad reality: there is no Uncle's Day.
why are you staying in our timezone for so long?
Visiting nephews and nieces.
Speaking of which I will be flying over to be closer to where bjb is in 3 months time - to visit my grandpa. But I will be on a bigger piece of land not on an island :p
4:38 AM
Not really looking forward to it - coz nagging relatives :'(
I wouldn't mind going overseas at the end of the year... haven't decided where yet
But grandpa going to be 100 in a couple of years time
So need to visit
5:18 AM
I generally distrust people who hide their own identities
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5:34 AM
@Telkitty says the one using a username
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5:57 AM
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@Quill you would trust someone who claimed to be flying across nearly half of the globe and spending a month some 10000km+ away from home just to visit nephews and nieces?
meh. I'm not handing them A) my details B) any form of possession, so I don't care less
logic, quill, logic!!
if you want to lie in a chatroom on the internet, feel free. I don't particularly care either way
you already did I believe, you got a shirt from SO so they have your address & phone number
6:02 AM
oh yeah, I've only handed my PII out to the team, my contact details aren't on my profile
Not lying, just trolling perhaps ...
Why would you need to "troll" about travelling overseas to visit family members?
why would anyone troll
funny, annoy people, stir up trouble
or just teasing
6:12 AM
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7:00 AM
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7:13 AM
hey look, a question on expression engine
7:25 AM
@hichris123 nice work! Now this needs to be run on a daily basis?
@hichris123 going through those now. Thanks.
Don't do the escort ones @Oded ... I need those ... for a friend ...
I'll send you a copy by email.
@Bart Glasses looking for a nose...?
7:33 AM
@rene Throw in a pair of ears and we have quite the party
All gone now.
So, when is... ehm... your friend... going to Delhi, @Bart?
@Oded my friend did not know you had to go there ... don't they come in the mail?
Mail order escorts? Sounds like an interesting business opportunity.
Postage and massive envelopes may be costly though
7:46 AM
@Bart maybe that'd be a decent business idea. Human sized envelopes for escorts
If you can make it cheaper than easyJet, you could have the makings of an international travel business.
"Dear Dragon's Den, I present to you today my latest invention ..."
You know what Easyjet should do? Put their name in raised inverse font on their tray tables. Then each time I fly with them, they'd have free advertising on my knees for weeks.
but then it wouldn't reach anyone
wow comment deletion is great
8:12 AM
I am still trying to convince internet buddies not to run away when I visit their cities
Because no one ever want come over to visit me, I mean Sydney is such an awesome place.
Quill came over, he didn't even say hello
I'm a minor though, I get no say in what we do when we travel
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@Quill As long as you're travelling with your parents, even if you're not a minor you don't get a say. You only get to control how inebriated you are throughout the experience
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8:17 AM
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@JamesENL yeah.... I'm hoping turning 18 will change that, but I really doubt it
I suppose it'll change whenever I move out <_<
@Quill Generally being 18 has a higher correlation with higher blood alcohol content
So young... ;;
@JamesENL speaking of, I'm supposed to be going to a party next weekend
@Quill Yes?
Are you planning to have a few jars and get off your nut?
8:20 AM
something like that
Do you know if you're a happy drunk or a sad drunk?
Probably happy, I guess. <_<
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9:20 AM
Congrats @hichris123 , how many times have you kicked bjb till now? :D
I suspect close to 0 if not 0
You mean 1/0
9:36 AM
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Wonder how often tea pot socket puppies present
10:02 AM
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@Quill [:5016599] Post manually reported by user Ferrybig in room Charcoal HQ.
okay, just checking reporter
at least 3 were trolls
10:10 AM
@Quill So Infinity?
@bjb568isnotapebble exactly :3
duck wants bjb kitty culled :p
duck is prey of cat, so duck uses weapon (hichris) to fight their predator
Q: my code "doesn't" work like it should

Douwskyso this code doesn;t work for some reason, it says record created succesfully but when i check the SQL DB it doesn't show up for some reason. any help? <html> <title>Voer gegevens in</title> <body> <?php $serverName = "***"; $usr="*****"; $pwd="*****"; $db="********"; $connectionInfo = array("U...

Descriptive title right there
10:36 AM
Grasp your very opportunity to join this young and vibrant community, embracing the hi-tech business park with over 100 world known names, such as Microsoft, Oracle, Cannon,etc  and  also the urban village life with Lane Cove National Park, North Ryde Golf Course are around this project.
This thing is literally across the road, 50 metres away from where I built my granny flat
1 bedroom + study apartment in their project is aiming at $600 a week, I rented my brand new free standing 2 bedroom + study house for $500 a week.
NE election update: nominations close in 9 hours. Two candidates: one is a sitting mod who shouldn't be there in principle, the other is woefully unqualified, and apparently is assured of winning...
that's a shame
@soup LOL
10:43 AM
these elections become pointless without a turnout like this...
Yeah, who else is gonna make us laugh?
Design for Aviation Stack Exchange by Stéphane on meta.aviation.stackexchange.com
> Even though we already had a design mockup well accepted by the community, I decided to improve it a little.
Why mess with a good thing?
@soup K
11:08 AM
Q: Why is Stack Overflow refusing to delete my account?

MeehowI have asked for the deletion of my account at least twice. The first time, nearly 2 years ago. Even though I have confirmed the deletion my SO account never got deleted in the end. I didn't bother asking why it hasn't been removed just basically ignored the fact. Just recently, I have asked agai...

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11:23 AM
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11:35 AM
Am I going to bounty a Stack Overflow moderator or is that to obvious?
Q: Review audits and "I understand" button

hardmathBackground This is somewhat specific to Stack Overflow. My concern is the "I understand" button that appears when you fail a Review Audit. I had this experience twice recently (after never having previously failed an audit), once shortly before the revamping of the Close/On Hold mechanism and ...

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12:13 PM
@rene s/to/too
that too
flower out of focus :p
I'll never learn despite that it has been explained too/to me several times :D
it could be worse; you could misunderstand the on-topic guide despite been explained several times
@rene "too" is either "excessively" or "also", everything else is "to".
12:17 PM
Thx, I'll forget it soon ...
@bjb568isnotapebble That's to simple.
There's an easy workaround: use textspeak. "2 legit 2 quit"
This video is not available
wei shen me?
12:20 PM
that's probably not good for a moderator <_<
@bjb568isnotapebble It is available to me...
/me be in Taiwan
If you were in China, we could blame it on the communist party. But you are in Taiwan ...
Isn't Taiwan a part of China or something?
Not ruled by the communist party
12:23 PM
@Quill their facebook status is "it's complicated'
reminds me of that meta post where everyone jumped up and down about SO's mistreatment of Taiwan and they were like "that's just how the standard is <_<"
@Quill China says Taiwan is part of them, but they are delusional. Taiwan has its own government and an army (with mandatory male enrollment) pointed at China.
the word you're looking for is conscription
@Quill draft in American
12:25 PM
The only thing preventing Taiwan from having full country status and recognition is politics between China and other countries because trade.
The area that I live in is really popular for Asian tourists, and my highschool hosted international study groups every 3 months-ish, so I got to meet quite a few Taiwanese, Chinese, Japanese and Korean students.
It was more of a rarity to meet American or British tourists
so Apple added a "Bedtime" alarm feature to iOS 10
12:44 PM
My new portfolio: http://goo.gl/9dp3yz :). Still a WIP, feel free to give me feedback!
Why shout? Why pretend to be two people?
at least he didn't state his job title as "Ninja"
He claims +15% user engagement on the Q&A as a result of new profile thing trackers.
Wonder how that was measured. What's "engagement"?
12:50 PM
@SmokeDetector f
lol, testing remnant
@soup it's good to see the rep graph can't handle millions
pub food in tavern
uh, I got a second email from careers
> Hi,
Thanks for raising this with us. The listing has since been expired.
And, uh, there was another email CCd in on the email, a chris<other words> email.... might that be you @hichris123?
@CareersSupportTeam, pls correctly use BCC to hide CCd emails
1:02 PM
hichris123 is like 15??
1:20 PM
Considering he's just finished the 2nd year of high school, probably so.
1:47 PM
Plot twist: he's 37
Or 123
^ but it's in base 4, so he's actually 27.
2:05 PM
@Quill Meh, I still use Sleep Cycle.
I'll test the Bedtime tonight.
2:21 PM
My question was closed
no problem
It's about shuting down ExpressionEngine
Q: Should ExpressionEngine be closed down?

UniKittyI visited ExpressionEngine.SE and it seems kinda dead... Almost everything on that page was bumped by Community, and no one is active. Even chat is dead: I think it should be taken down as no one actually uses it.

Area51 is only for creating sites. Once launched, post on their meta.
Why's that on A51 and not Meta?
The meta is dead
2:32 PM
I see you flower...I see you ninja'ing
Then post after 2 weeks on MSE
Maybe all questions ever to be asked are on their site now. They are finished.
Only needs polishing here and there to keep it shiny
Why not just post on MSE now?
Would it be closed as pertaining to only a certain site?
I'd guess so.
2:44 PM
By me, yes
It's kinda MSEish feeling. And meta.exeng doesn't actually have anything on it.
Why do we bother in the first place?
Not all sites needs to be like SO, with its huge traffic and huge crap?
Let's get on to the more important stuff. Like kat pics…
Abandoned sites are useless and just targets for spammers.
2:47 PM
They had what, one today?
@bjb568isnotapebble your statement might be true but isn't backed by evidence I've found
@Shog9 is not here.
Not the best way to start a conversation with him ...
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