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12:07 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Offensive answer detected: Arrangement of things using inclusion-exclusion principle by Karina Christina Bou Saleh on math.stackexchange.com
New job ad: Office coordinator.
> Handle daily kitchen/coffee bar-area responsibilities (ensuring it is tidy, loading and unloading of dishes, appliance upkeep, restocking snack cabinets and refrigerators etc.)
> Order and stock weekly food deliveries
> Maintain cleanliness and order of communal areas in the office, e.g. restocking bathrooms and shower areas, organizing and straightening game rooms, ensuring conference rooms are ready for meetings etc.
Sounds like a dream job for someone with "Tech savvy; enthusiasm for Stack Exchange and the tech startup landscape"
Also, shower areas? A bike friendly office, apparently.
12:22 AM
Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Experience with Gmail and working with Google Calendars
Entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to roll up sleeves to get the job done
that goes together ...
Entrepreneurial spirit ... loading and unloading of dishes, appliance upkeep, restocking snack cabinets and refrigerators etc.
what is also amazing(ly stupid) ... is that I have spent 3 months (on & off) chasing after an account problem. Turns out, I tried to log in with the wrong email addresses.
Question. Say I have full control over a web server. It's a SW update server that serves a static prepackaged archive file. Now I need to add some per-device data to the response, different data for different queries. Is there some way I can include dynamically computed data in a single query?
I don't want to repack the archive per query. All I can think of now is custom response headers, or maybe store it in a cookie.
The custom data is key/value pairs, text.
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2:18 AM
2:49 AM
@zaq "...remote options available"
3:15 AM
A: Need code to generate colorful unicorns

0xA3This code in JavaScript will do: javascript:(function(){var%20d=document,j=d.getElementById('__cornify_nodes'),k=null;var%20files=['http://cornify.com/js/cornify.js','http://cornify.com/js/cornify_run.js'];if(j){cornify_add();}else{k=d.createElement('div');k.id='__cornify_nodes';d.getElementsByT...

What does "Hi, you must be looking at your console wondering what the heck this message means. It means you should be happy that this message is being logged otherwise something very wrong happened" mean, SO?
@noɥʇʎԀʎzɐɹƆ something bad's gonna happen
bring this back:
user image
@qwer what does that mean
The best form of DDoS mitigation is unicorns.
@noɥʇʎԀʎzɐɹƆ uhh, no idea, actually. seems SE's logging something to ensure that it runs properly. probably websocket.
3:45 AM
I wonder how nick craver feels about having the power to damage the world economy by millions of dollars in a few clicks
4:03 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Mostly non-Latin answer: Where do I report a friend's email account that has been hacked? by 的规定发给 on security.stackexchange.com
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6:00 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body, blacklisted website in body, pattern-matching website in body, repeated URL at end of long post: As another customer put it, by Foriever66 on apple.stackexchange.com
6:11 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] URL in title, bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, pattern-matching website in body, pattern-matching website in title: supplement4help.com/alpha-force-testo/ by josephmaxwell667 on apple.stackexchange.com
6:23 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Offensive title detected: Regarding the phantom shitter question by phantom_shtter_victim on academia.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, pattern-matching website in body: Meratrim Created by InterHealth Nutraceuticals by fiza on apple.stackexchange.com
6:43 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of body, link following arrow in body, pattern-matching website in body: Buy YouTube views and increase the popularity of your online business further by laurarorozco on superuser.com
7:06 AM
hmm... I keep seeing good edits from anonymous visitors, e.g. this one. @zaq is this you?
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in answer, bad keyword in link text in answer, pattern-matching website in answer: How would the night sky look from inside a globular cluster? by Neil Jakson on astronomy.stackexchange.com
7:21 AM
@noɥʇʎԀʎzɐɹƆ heh, @balpha mentions this in his blog post (skip to the "Self-inflicted DDoS" part if you don't want the details how the StackEgg was created). Enjoy the reading! :)
clippy as unicorn, too damn hot </trollololo>
oh wait, you asked the "what does it mean" as reply.... lol
@bjb568 great, so now it will take 300 years to find the solution again!
Please delete, useless trolling - turns out just a copy paste of old rant. @rene @Bart
8:08 AM
Already voted to close
@Bart yeah, I closed it at first as dupe then realized it's wrong close reason
@ShadowWizard but if it was closed we could have had it deleted now? Don't be that picky when we deal with this kind of stuf.
@rene I know..... sometimes my need for order is stronger than me...
Well, staph it, control yourself, your actions are bad for the front-page
8:24 AM
It's off the front page :)
8:35 AM
@Bart @ShadowWizard deletion can start
> You voted to delete. 1 more vote from other users is needed to delete this post.
spam email as SE post? first time seeing it...
oh, I see that more random star are needed.
@rene done
@Pandya I'm SmokeDetector, a bot that detects spam and offensive posts on the network and posts alerts to chat. A command list is available here.
9:17 AM
I wonder if there is a similar monument dedicated to Shog in front of Stack Exchange main headquarters.
9:44 AM
Just a ball pit full of disembodied Shog heads
@Bart your fantasy usually says something about your subconscious mind
@Bart that would be the Queen of Hearts castle from Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" movie, not Stack Exchange headquarters
There's a difference?
@Telkitty That's what I worry about
9:55 AM
@Bart whack-a-mole with Shog heads would be fun
You said it. Not me. Nope
good thing he's in a different time zone and probably won't read that :D
then you need to spend the next 6 hours flushing the chat with a flood of messages
@Stijn you could add an answer to this question that does that
Q: Whack a mole game with jQuery

WhackmeI am working on a whack-a-mole game for a school assignment and I can't get it to work. The full code can be found on jsfiddle (https://jsfiddle.net/Lc30u5h7/5/) to make this question shorter. Whenever I load the code my "moles" (black square divs) disappear. By turning parts of my code in to ...

the current ones just display green squares. You could edit it so that it uses Shog avatar.
Then, to hide the fact that you just wanted to create a Whack-A-Shog game, you could do some other side improvements like adding a score.
@Stijn oh, and btw the message is now on the star board too :P
@Derpy I'm going into hiding for a few days then
10:06 AM
or you can just use an alias, plenty of socks on this chat
You have no prove ...
!!/coffee n say nothing if many socks here
@Telkitty brews coffee for @Telkitty
10:32 AM
@TimStone it looks like the initialization code for StackElections.options.badges on the election page disappeared causing a bug.
the kitty knows too much.
!!/run shdwchtbn -202362
11:26 AM
@rene huh? Is this Tim's?
@ShadowWizard Yeah I think so
yeah This page was put together by Yi Jiang and Tim Stone.
I assume Yi doesn't do the fancy jQuery stuff ...
Did you just assume his jQuery?
@Bart I'm so sick of all these programmatically correct people
can we cv this to migrate to SO: meta.stackexchange.com/q/289989/158100
confirmed by OP ^
11:37 AM
@rene But the CV doesn't cause migration
@M.A.R. true but it sends a clear signal and sometimes someone from the team migrates it
that ^
@M.A.R. Social jQuery Warriors?
@ShadowWizard nope, not my edit
11:42 AM
Well to be honest jQuery is used, but the problem is with SE internal code returning null... ;)
(the .findBadge() method)
@zaq hmm.... who else can it be.... :/
glaring at @Bart
12:18 PM
@ShadowWizard yeah, that badges array is initialized on init but never populated.
12:30 PM
a circle is a circle, why do you draw so many lines around it?
@ShadowWizard I did nozzink
@Telkitty it depicts the sun that shines in your life ...
That narrows it down to 7 billion minus 2 or 3...
@rene but ... my life is all darkness
@Telkitty freehand circles are so last year
12:41 PM
@Bart Put on your glasses?
this year's trend is a freehand sun
@rene Thanks, I'll take a look soon (just woke up, heh)
np, have a coffee first !
what ever
Matt Cutts resigned from Google to stay with US gov.
@rene how do you know it's the sun not any other random star, there are billions of similar stars if not more ... just because you can't see them clearly, it doesn't mean they are not there. Think big, THINK BIG!!!
12:45 PM
@Stijn once someone drew a snake, then drew 4 legs under the snake ... no, more is not always better
Thinking big bang ...
1:03 PM
Would be nice to have a warning-type message for when a user puts emojis in their post, something to tell them to knock it off.
Whoa... new nav header...
But you have far more than 500 rep on SO.
I have never seen it myself (thankfully).
I've been thinking why I got it too...
So.. after fighting over sticky header for long time, they decided to make the header sticky (and it's a big one)
I hate being stalked by page elements.
1:13 PM
Not a fan of them in review queue either, even though I see the logic of keeping buttons reachable. My new approach in review: if I can't decide on the basis of what I see without scrolling, Skip.
> Has there been a mistake?
Yes of course. Shoving Jobs and Docs in everyone's faces to demonstrate how much more of "Yahoo! but for developers" SO has become.
Yahoo is so conveniently gone, I am all suspicious. Did you hire some internet witches?
@qwer for real?
Dark magic, that's what the dark net for
1:19 PM
Ugh, if this is an A/B testing, make it at least semi-permanent... refreshing SO's main page many times is like flipping a coin: you get new header, or not.
@Stijn yes.
I would also buy black kitten from the dark net ... because ... safety ...
(I've made sure to turn off all userscripts)
I bet somebody will write a userscript to get the old nav back.
@Glorfindel tbh I've grown fond of the black nav bar over the years
1:33 PM
Dark themes all the way
1:48 PM
yeah, The black bar across the top of every Stack Exchange site we could update that with The big white floating thingy at the top of your viewportrene 2 mins ago
@rene is not a fan of the sticky header :)
No and I'm pretty sure it didn't float earlier
Regarding a new tag, probably best to coordinate that with one of the devs
new-top-bar? :)
new-nav is also weird given it is new since 2015
Yeah but every attempt of mine to get dev/CM response is ignored :\
1:53 PM
I tried it out for a while but it's too broken to be useable and nothing is changing about it
Make some rude comments, that will get you noticed ...
@Telkitty count the lines
@rene heh, how you know?
@Bart sure? Maybe your sock got a mind of its own? ;)
@Stijn I'll keep that in mind! :D
@ShadowWizard I set a breakpoint and then stepped through it?
@qwer weird, from what I recall past A/B testings were persistent per user.
@rene it will still be new-nav in 2027, and in the exact same spot, developnent-wise
@rene breakpoint... clever!
@ShadowWizard so much negativity ... have a bit of faith in the powers that be ...
Still, the code consuming it should always check for those things and not just crash when things are null.
@rene I have faith in the flowers to be...
And this reminds me, I work for two years now on a big project called "sport flowers". ;)
2:18 PM
@ShadowWizard meh, I'm all in for a defensive coding style when it comes on the external interface. On the private bits: just break and fix when found ....
@ShadowWizard I know what both of those words mean, but I'm clueless about the combination
It will be a video of me running ...
@rene nope. See here, it's being mentioned :)
> Among the activities coordinated by the Israeli School Sport Association, we highlight the “A broad movement education” and the “Sport Flowers” initiatives, aiming for the addition of a weekly hour...
@Stijn see above ^
In a nutshell, it's a project to motivate kids to do more sport
By giving money to municipalities that will send students to sport activities.
It's a huge project, "my" part is the website that allows easy registration and stats for the admins.
that's a noble cause :)
2:22 PM
heh, it's not for free.... ;)
2:33 PM
Will take a look here shortly after I get some coffee — Tim Stone 2 hours ago
@ShadowWizard brews coffee for @ShadowWizard
Here you go @Tim ^
@alex lol@your comment :D
@ShadowWizard ... should this title "Banner when voting for answers while not logged in mobile web is too wide" contains double "in"? I mean "logged in ... in mobile web".
@ShadowWizard where?
@ShadowWizard or I need to ask on the ELL site? :)
Why answer a question if you think it's off-topic, @AnthonyPham? meta.stackexchange.com/questions/289994/…
I also don't think it should be forbidden to discuss the way in which SE works with popular extensions/userscripts...
2:39 PM
@alexolut oops, fixed. Thanks!
"SE developers probably won't do anything about this" is not the same as "off topic"
@alexolut hint: talent. ;)
@ShadowWizard I see! I tried to find it in chat :)
@alexolut heh, no chat. Comment. ;)
@ShadowWizard but chat can contains comment. No?
2:45 PM
@alexolut nope, only messages
and message replies
and pings
@ShadowWizard I am a chat message which is a reply to other message, and a ping. Profit! :D
@ShadowWizard Thanks ;)
Woo, it's not my fault!
@TimStone but you miss checking for null.... no?
@ShadowWizard ok ... language's misunderstandings
@ShadowWizard Naaah
@TimStone isn't the code in master.js yours?
2:48 PM
It should really never be null
It's because of the API being broken
@TimStone famous last words.... ;)
Q: Bug with `badges/name` endpoint

EBrownLast night I had a programme running and it errored on the first call to the badges/name endpoint on the API, exact API endpoint call: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/badges/name?order=asc&sort=rank&site=stackoverflow&pagesize=100&page=1 Response: {"error_id":500,"error_message":"this error...

Still, better perform sanity check than have it crash. No?
(and show something like "failure" instead of letting it load forever)
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Offensive answer detected: Where did the term "Middle Ages" come from? by Daniel Keem on history.stackexchange.com
Psssh, stop interrupting my attempts to reassign blame ;P
2:49 PM
@ShadowWizard It's Tim Stone's fault.
> Not the Quora I loved:( What happened? Investor pressure 2 grow anyhow? Next Q "how 2 make dosa when I have cold?" pic.twitter.com/cl6DFqBTEd -- Alok Kejriwal at 2:48 AM - 19 Jan 2017
@ShadowWizard I disagree on that, checks that shouldn't be necessary complicate the code and leave doubts for other people (e.g. next maintainer) to know whether something can really be null or not
@Stijn that's where comments come into play, and console messages, etc
But IMO having the client crash because of bad server response isn't a good choice.
@zaq huh? Who is this "Alok Kejriwal"? Is he related to SE?
@alexolut lol, you mean language barrier... :-)
2:53 PM
@ShadowWizard that I can agree with. Some general exception handling at the top level.
Anyway @Tim so you won't "fix" it, at least on your side? I don't really care since I'm not really using that page, just curious. :)
No, I will
Guess you'll need Nick to push the changes?
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, pattern-matching website in body, repeated URL at end of long post, blacklisted user: Frequensea Pro Up-to-date Be described by Potuza Cura on graphicdesign.stackexchange.com
@ShadowWizard именно! I mean "exactly" :)
2:57 PM
I have edited the "dark reader" Q to make it on topic, IMO, if you agree please also reopen. @rene @Glorfindel @AnthonyPham. Thanks!
(I mean, I think it's valid to ask for CSS changes. One might agree or disagree, but that's what we have the upvotes/downvotes for :))
@alexolut בדיוק! I mean "exactly" :)
We have lots of people from Russia in Israel, by the way. :)
@ShadowWizard hmm, well. No.
@rene oh well
Here you go @rene :D
ohhh, you .....
Nice dots!
······ - better
let me re-open it because it is now a feature request, so the close reason no longer applies
I will vote accordingly
3:07 PM
@rene but you still think it's off topic?
it is in the same category as my network doesn't allow the use of googleapis.com
I'm undecided to be honest... it's asking to apply a workaround for a Chromium bug that only affects users who apply custom CSS
the website works on a normal browser, if you choose to screw it up, don't come here for fixes
3:09 PM
I guess I'm leaning slightly to on-topic, knowing that it has 0% chance of being implemented
Well that negative text-indent can have other impacts. Of course 99.9% it will just be declined with "No point changing it", but IMO anyone got the right to at least ask. :)
e.g .see this:
Q: Remove hardcoded CSS from /review/.../stats

Oliver SalzburgThe user tile belonging to the logged in user (yourself) has CSS baked into the HTML. Would be nice if a CSS class could be utilized to achieve this.

No real value in doing it, there was no bug... yet they did it.
@ShadowWizard too hard to parse! :)
@ShadowWizard I think rather to say: from USSR.
@alexolut huh? USSR is no more...
> • Union dissolved 26 December 1991
3:26 PM
@ShadowWizard soon there will be a new :) Recall The Simpsons episode ...
@alexolut nah, can't see that happening.
3:56 PM
@SamsungNote7Plus brews a cup of lemon tea for @SamsungNote7Plus
@SamsungNote7Plus brews coffee for @SamsungNote7Plus
Isn't that too much caffeine?
3:57 PM
Now that we've established that tea has it too.
There is no such thing as too much caffeine.
@Bart BOOM this guy should be like the President or something.
@SamsungNote7Plus he's the Stars President
he's a star
He can make stars out of thin air
4:08 PM
Literature v.2 probably will not repeat the fate of v.1, because it's likely to generate some HNQ -> traffic -> potential new users. As long as it doesn't get overwhelmed by genre fiction...
Back when a bunch of betas were closed for being slow, there was not much HNQ effect to speak of, since the list was hidden in the topbar.
When the new UI is A/B tested, is anything considered besides "how many clicks does the Jobs button get in this version?"
"How big and floaty should it be to get even more? How about sticking it right in the middle of screen, like Facebook does for non-logged-in visitors"
4:45 PM
Julia Silge on January 19, 2017
The 2017 Stack Overflow Developer Survey opened last week, and we on the Data Team are looking forward to analyzing the survey results to better understand our developer community. I am particularly interested in women in tech, for probably obvious reasons, and recently I explored last year's survey data to see what we can learn about women developers.
@JasonC pff, science isn't real
Regardless, Jennifer has a serious problem.
I've heard people say a party was the shit before ... maybe Jennifer was there?
@Feeds Better charts this time... except the first one would be more informative with numbers on top of columns, one can't really make much use of pixel-size columns.
6:25 PM
Landscape ux fail.
Why does everybody think that hovering headers make sense on mobile sites?
It's like everybody is just super excited by the CSS snippet they found.
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7:33 PM
> Everyone around the world giving and receiving answers to each other's @StackOverflow questions. Just yesterday. #rstats pic.twitter.com/BEINL4bxGy -- David Robinson at 10:31 AM - 19 Jan 2017
> i'm not 100% sure what i was doing last night but just opened my laptop and all my Chrome tabs are King of the Hill fan theories pic.twitter.com/FwCh8IZgPF -- kasmanian devil at 9:20 AM - 19 Jan 2017
Kasra was probably debugging Android.
7:58 PM
@ShadowWizard I got the image from that post, actually.
> Any sequence of characters is a valid CommonMark document. spec.commonmark.org/0.27/#about-this-document
So much for my plans to write a CommonMark validator.
Sneak peek at mod tools here
@zaq I think a lot can be found out from how mods work if we find those kind of answers in meta.SE and meta.SO
What's the new molecule, does it do anything cool?
8:11 PM
It's serotonin
Serotonin (/ˌsɛrəˈtoʊnᵻn, ˌsɪərə-/) or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is a monoamine neurotransmitter. Biochemically derived from tryptophan, serotonin is primarily found in the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract), blood platelets, and the central nervous system (CNS) of animals, including humans. It is popularly thought to be a contributor to feelings of well-being and happiness. Approximately 90% of the human body's total serotonin is located in the enterochromaffin cells in the GI tract, where it is used to regulate intestinal movements. The serotonin is secreted luminally and basolaterally which...
Hopefully you'll be around for Happy Hour, then.
I'm there with you even if I'm not there with you
Kind of like my script on EC2 that keeps chat websocket connection...
> @ChemProfCramer Chemistry Stack Exchange is toxic to my productivity. -- Brian at 9:41 AM - 19 Jan 2017
> Old undergrad PDEs professor is answering my questions on Math Stack Exchange. Still helping me do math from 1,000 miles away! -- Josh Russell at 11:56 AM - 19 Jan 2017
8:18 PM
@zaq Hehe, Brian?
Too bad I can't pronounce his username now
It seems to be a functional
Reduced Planck constant with a reference to Python language mixed in.
Pronunciation aitch - bye - two - pie
That rhymes
Unlikely of a chemist
Meh. Those 10 meta posts on Physics deserved that.
8:28 PM
And the link text is a lie, it leads to all declined flags, without a time limit.
All-caps titles: block on Software Engineering, warning on Stack Overflow and Mathematics, apparently nowhere else.
How's college shopping going, @hichris123?
I forgot if you are applying this year or next.
8:49 PM
@zaq Next, so there's still time. :)
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10:01 PM
@MonicaCellio I've written and argued more about the problems (and solutions) surrounding 'accepted answers' than I can possibly recount. Unfortunately with my 0% success rate, I don't have a course of action to advise. — Robert Cartaino ♦ 5 hours ago
Chances of coming to a workable consensus on this in... At least the next year... Are slim, @Suragch. — Shog9 ♦ 19 hours ago
Looks like Community team have been discussing this recently.
10:34 PM
This sounds a lot like strife within the Community Team.
@zaq s/recently/constantly/ (Or at least more often than we would care to admit.)
A possible solution: take the "beta" label from the name of the site and apply it to all answers except the accepted one. Conversely, add a checkmark to graduated site names and call them "accepted".
Or delete all the comments on accepted answers.
A lot of 1-rep accounts with no posts on the Census badge page.
A possible meta-census: the distribution of rep among the Census badge recipients.
10:43 PM
Probably the most common silver badge among the 1-rep users.
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in title, few unique characters in body, phone number detected in title: I.D CARE ¶¶((!. ==== H~P c.ust.omer se.rvi.ce H~P H.e.l.p.d.e.s.k by Johnson Joe on civicrm.stackexchange.com
@SmokeDetector I was surprised by "few unique characters", but this turned out to be the case for original revision.
11:04 PM
@SmokeDetector why
Title - Position 72-81: H.e.l.p.d
Title - Scam aimed at *hp* customers. Keywords: *care, customer, service*
Title - Phone number: 8556624436
Post - Contains 15 unique characters
Just curious about how it caught the obfuscated "helpdesk".
It actually didn't, but it detected the fact of obfuscation, which is itself evidence of spam.
Also, the "scam" method ignores all punctuation, so it correctly read "customer" and "service".
It's really alarming how these spambots are actively trying to evade detection.

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