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12:16 AM
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12:35 AM
XMF: extensible meme format.
@JasonC It support hiring, at least here feels like it scrapes the bottom of the barrel
@JourneymanGeek Yeah. And for really it heavy companies too, that's what gets me. Like Caltrans it was shit. I guess they know how to do two very specific things: they can make traffic lights work, and they can make trains not crash into each other. Outside of those two hyperspecialized tasks everybody I interacted with over there on the infrastructure side just bumbled and broke things. It was so weird and inexplicable.
Caltrans being dot.ca.gov
Well to be fair it wasn't Caltrans precisely. They outsource all that to this company named Kapsch. So it was those guys.
And you'd think kapsch.net/us/ktc would be like, the cream of the crop as far as it goes.
1:08 AM
@JasonC out here, a lot of the support market is controlled by a few MNCs out of "US" and India.
Also, most companies don't get technology
so they outsource it to the lowest bidder, since they have no clue what they want
which invariably tends to be bodyshops, and I have many terrible things to say about them.
of course they outsource to the lowest bidder - so they can pay extremely high salaries for their executives and CEOs
naw, the bodyshops take a pretty big cut
I had a bad experience with most of the ones I talked to so...
I take a dim view towards them
@JasonC its entirely possible they outsource to someone else again
1:59 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted website in answer: Malware or viruses by browser redirects? by eloras on security.stackexchange.com
> the 1 new moderators is: meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/q/4214
Apparently, Jon is not afraid of giant S.
Notable: the winner, Isaac Moses, was a pro tem mod who did not run for election in 2012. Returns to moderatorship after a 5 year break.
If someone's messages are constantly neither interesting or useful to me, then that person's existence is no different to a piece of fist sized rock. Of course this sounds wrong, but it's nevertheless true ...
There should be a review queue for posts that contain "its" or "it's", the sole purpose of which is to make sure the usage is correct.
2:12 AM
Not much worse than the ideas for new queues that are floating around.
your/you're there/their as well
I mention the size of the rock, because ... if it's smaller in size, my chickens might eat it and it helps the chicken to digest ...
actually, thinking about it, diamonds on engagement rings are of perfect size to the chickens
2:30 AM
they might think diamonds are just shiny rocks
A: Error: The drivers for this device are not installed (Code 28). Unable to connect Nikon D7200 to PC?

JRM. Call nikon customer support they are very helpful with problems lime yours They are based in the US so communicating is not an issue. The number is 800-nikon-us. 800-645-6687.

I nearly flagged as spam, but for once, the support number seems legit.
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3:18 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted user: Is there a subconscious effect on fonts? by jk.rose on ux.stackexchange.com
Its a terrble answer tho
ugh, Darn my lack of ninja mod editing powers
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4:27 AM
Leave it to today's society to consider a BMI 18.5 normal... — Dennis ♦ yesterday
nc mod comment
4:51 AM
racy bear ...
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Pattern-matching website in answer: Can a power bank work as a laptop battery alternative? by Amir on superuser.com
Sticky header looks quite nice... when viewed in full-screen
why do I think of sticky date pudding?
5:09 AM
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5:31 AM
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5:50 AM
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6:07 AM
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6:31 AM
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meta gets the strangest spam
I can't imagine anyone being actively dumb enough to post that there by accident. On the other hand, there's nothing actually being advertised.
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6:50 AM
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7:04 AM
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7:31 AM
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@Telkitty Whoever put me here is up for some trouble
next time you need to ask your owner to buy a bigger fridge :p
7:53 AM
@JourneymanGeek yup. not spam, just some totally and utterly clueless person.
Though I wonder how they reach Meta, of all sites.
@M.A.R. why? It's a perfect place for such a dog. Cool, with lots of food.
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Repeating characters in answer, blacklisted user: Magento2: How to create multiple storefronts by rrrrrrrrrrrrr on magento.stackexchange.com
Hmm Shog has given up I'm not gonna even offer a punching bag here for once ... doesn't happen often I guess.
all abusive Smokey
@ShadowWizard but 'tis cramped
@JNat hey, cross site spammer - spamming via suggested edits. See for example this and this‌​. Can you please nuke him before he hits again?
and as always, there're robo reviewers who approve spam: stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/15041157
@M.A.R. not after he'll eat everything
@rene huh?
@ShadowWizard deleted answer here
8:05 AM
@rene huh, poor Shog. Looks like he took it personally.
@rene screenshot
@M.A.R. meh, just get to 10K will you
@ShadowWizard let's cuddle him a bit ...
@rene Screenshot ಠ_ಠ
Burns @rene
8:09 AM
@rene I am totally trying to do this for that precise reason ;p
@ShadowWizard they get bigger.
@rene he'll just float away....
And bigger. And the next thing you know, they eat the moon
@JourneymanGeek oh that's terrible! But the moon is made of cheese, no?
dogs love cheese
But eating cheese after so much meat will no doubt cause the poor dog an upset stomach....
8:11 AM
The world will end not in fire, or ice but the after affects of a husky gorging himself in cheese.
Journeymen love apostrophes
@M.A.R. What apostrophes?
only one @M.A.R.. You're too harsh. No screenshot for you! :P
@ShadowWizard ಠ_ಠ
8:19 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer: How can I get my infant to stop biting his lower lip? by Nafeesa malik on parenting.stackexchange.com
@M.A.R. ಠ_ಠ
@ShadowWizard ಠ_ಠ
I wonder if I really burned rene. He went more quiet than usual
@M.A.R. guess we'll have to wait for a report in the media... spontaneous burning of a man, reason unknown :D
My name is not ''unknown''
8:28 AM
@M.A.R. No worries, real life interferes.
@rene You should give me a screenshot of that answer to compensate for my worries.
Look at me! Three of my carbons turned white
I was worried sick about you
8:39 AM
OK @M.A.R. you deserve better than that. Here you go.
The screenshot it there ^
@ShadowWizard Can you click that for me please?
@M.A.R. no, it evades me :(
h.... o..... w.... ?
@ShadowWizard I persuaded it not to evade from me
It only evades from Wizards manipulating the power of shadow.
And hey, first time I see Shog lose patience
What's next? Jeff coming back?
8:46 AM
@M.A.R. yeah, not an easy task.... guess he was really tired.
@M.A.R. nah, he has moved on
Let's do the same
Maybe Trump will buy Stack Exchange just to show the world how all-powerful he is.
@rene nah, I can only move off, not move on
@Magisch Of course
8:52 AM
@rene flower -restart
Meh, I wait for better weather
@rene error: flower -bloom only available above 20C
@rene flower status
9:04 AM
Uh, isn't asking a plant for flower status like asking a guy how his dick is doing?
Except plants are much more open about their sexual organs.
@M.A.R. literally
and anyone can touch them. blech
@ShadowWizard And smell them
@M.A.R. they have no smell. :P
And look at rene. He's put a picture of his sexual organs as his avatar.
9:15 AM
@Derpy Hey, tell that to rene
@M.A.R. no worry it's not your fault. You're controlled by chemicals. ;)
I am chemicals
@M.A.R. The Button can be used to scold a single user, or to post a not-specific-user scolding when appropiate
9:23 AM
Oh, interesting. Now I wonder why that construction is ungrammatical
@Derpy so which is it now?
I made @Moosebot join WAG. feeling proud
9:36 AM
@b_jonas hey, you see Literature already in the sites list?
pony sirloin
Tony the pony?
who is tony, other than being a pony?
@ShadowWizard Was the image a reply to someone?
Nope: so that is the "global" mode :P
9:43 AM
Guess who it is......
what an ass a donkey
@Derpy :(
@ShadowWizard Checking... yes, now it shows up in the site list.
It also shows up as public beta in area51.stackexchange.com
Sry, have 2 do it - best to keep snobbish beasts in your tummy
9:59 AM
@ShadowWizard Gone
10:11 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted website in body: How to connect my instagram page onto my website by Wildsnper on webapps.stackexchange.com
@JNat thanks!
@b_jonas good! Wonder if the cache fixed itself, or if @Oded kicked it. ;-)
@ShadowWizard nothing to do with me
Oh well. Guess we just have to wait full day in those cases. :)
Could just be the result of a new site launch yesterday
@Oded how you see the pings so quickly? You are active in the secret rooms here?
10:18 AM
Oded knows
@Oded Literature?
@ShadowWizard yeah. I am in internal rooms (Q&A devs, community team and others), so get the ping immediately.
@Oded hmm.. So many rooms right here and we can't even see them. :(
You can always apply for a job @ShadowWizard
Wouldn't even be the first person working in Israel ;) stackoverflow.com/company/work-here
10:44 AM
11:03 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword with email in answer, email in answer: Where satoshi sent by free bitcoin faucets deposited /parked? by William Starr on bitcoin.stackexchange.com
11:15 AM
YEESSSSSSS!!!! I can start working on my ponyfication ray now!!!
So big, it's almost a twobox.
@Bart of course, Amazon always got to be the biggest
@JourneymanGeek and you're now 10 points closer.... ;)
11:49 AM
@M.A.R. Wanted some uranium? You could breed your own radioactive spiders and become like Spiderman!
Nah, uranium is boring
@M.A.R. why?
It sounds like urine, which isn't boring :D
Everything mainstream is boring
@M.A.R. you mean boring uranium mines?
In machining, boring is the process of enlarging a hole that has already been drilled (or cast), by means of a single-point cutting tool (or of a boring head containing several such tools), for example as in boring a gun barrel or an engine cylinder. Boring is used to achieve greater accuracy of the diameter of a hole, and can be used to cut a tapered hole. Boring can be viewed as the internal-diameter counterpart to turning, which cuts external diameters. There are various types of boring. The boring bar may be supported on both ends (which only works if the existing hole is a through hole), or...
11:59 AM
Yes, I'm an innate pun maker.
My puns are better than @Bart's.
M.A.R. Yes, I'm an inmate pun maker.
@M.A.R. so you compare puns only with @Bart? Or with other people too? ;)
@ShadowWizard Other people don't even catch up
@M.A.R. so sad... who can join then?
You have to persuade Bart first.
He's the guy in second place.
12:11 PM
Well, I persuaded a bot to join WAG, so guess it can't be that hard.
You're in for a Dutch surprise
@M.A.R. this?
@ShadowWizard I guess.
He said he was 82 some day
@M.A.R. buh, @nicael is 99
my gmail profile says that I am 116 or something like that
12:18 PM
Jul 17 '14 at 20:49, by Bart
@bjb568 absolutely. I'm 34 and an absolute idiot.
@M.A.R. ^
so now he's 36 or 37 ;)
@Telkitty expect to be contacted by Guinness team soon... :P
The oldest troll alive
@ShadowWizard how did you find that so fast?
@Stijn that ^
@Stijn so keep in mind.... anything you write is kept forever and easy to find.... :P
Good thing I hide my real identity when on the internet, nobody knows who I really am
@Stijn Pfft, obviously he read back the transcript until that message
12:22 PM
Plot twist: @Stijn is actually an 18 years old teenager girl
@ShadowWizard tee hee
proved! ^
. . . Or Trump
Trump is in any of us
That was so philosophical
12:23 PM
I learn from the best
This guy?
Or gal?
English is weird. How can ''guys'' be gender-neutral but ''guy'' not?
Could be a good question for ELL
Hmm, nope
@M.A.R. nah, this one. He's my spiritual mentor. :D
Some self-righteous commenter would show up and say something stupid like ''because English'' or something like that
12:28 PM
@M.A.R. afraid of downvotes?
@ShadowWizard But his name is not ''the best''
@ShadowWizard I don't know, but the area51 list has changed otherwise too: now it shows the new Ukranian Language private beta
@ShadowWizard Nah
It would actually most definitely get to HNQ
@b_jonas and it's public beta? lol guess there's a FIFO there.
But it wouldn't be a question I would be satisfied to read, or make.
12:29 PM
@M.A.R. but.... points!
Q: Downvoted and received -1 reputation point

Thiago SouzaI downvoted an answer on Stackoverflow and received -1 reputation point: Why does it happen? What should I do to not happen again?

LOL this is innocent
@ShadowWizard Yes, it shows Literature as public beta
@M.A.R. some people are still innocent, yeah
@M.A.R. I mean ... hope you don't mind me asking you this very personal question ... but ... are you ... like ... drunk??
@ShadowWizard Dang, you're killing philosophy today
12:32 PM
or maybe just tipsy
@Telkitty I don't need to be drunk to act like this
this worries me
Now I wonder what I did
Possible duplicate of How does "Reputation" work?Bart 1 min ago
Bart is made of stone.
Screw you and your innocence. Welcome to the real world ya bastards. I'm miserable and will drag you all down with me.
Speaking of drunk
12:34 PM
@M.A.R. as a very caring troll, I tenderly watches over all my potential victims and make sure they are in their prime state when they are trolled </trollololo>
Thankfully, I can always flip y'all
@M.A.R. hey, you cheat on @FOX!
No I didn't
It's called polygamy
@M.A.R. you just want to have more fun
12:39 PM
Don't all men and chemicals
analyzing data...
M.A.R. -> tipsy fact defined by @Telkitty
Sparql inference -> M.A.R loves drinks
applying facts
M.A.R. loves chemistry
computing product suggestions...
1 article found:
Will he become a Super @M.A.R.? Or just @M.A.R. 2.0?
Yay, progress being made on the HTTPS switch
@Stijn only on SO :(
Judging from the comment, other sites will take 6-8 years.
I think they're not that far away from the meta url transition?
@ShadowWizard SO is our #1 priority, so we're gonna start here, for others sites and their metas we still need to do the meta.*.se.com -> *.meta.se.com migration before doing this — m0sa ♦ 5 mins ago
@Stijn that's what they're saying for the last 3 years or so...
@ShadowWizard super M.A.R.I.O?
I hadn't realized how famous I was before this.
@ShadowWizard still in reach for 6 to 8 ....
12:53 PM
@rene heh, yup. But 6-8 years minus 3 years is still 6-8 years.
Same way infinity minus 3 is still infinity.
@M.A.R. enjoy your moments of glory!
I was hoping the new top bar would fix some old mobile bugs
we may adjust some positioning and maybe layout but we don't have any big plans for mobile at the moment. we're focused on desktop right now. — Paweł ♦ 3 hours ago
I guess not :(
@ShadowWizard and before we know it we're discussing Aleph
@Bart oh yeah... א is great!
BTW, the first letter of Persian is called Aleph as well.
@ShadowWizard As is "The Aleph", but that's another topic :D
1:01 PM
@M.A.R. yeah, Hebrew and Arabic languages got many things in common
@Bart how you know Aleph?
@ShadowWizard which one are we talking about? The letter, mathematical symbol or short story?
I'm totally agree with you. — Shashanth yesterday
I'm not totally agree with your grammar . . .
@Bart all three :)
I loved set theory in uni, am a fan of Borges' works, and know the letter because of those two. :)
You know any other Hebrew letters, @Bart? ;)
1:09 PM
Can't say that I do.
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Well, they obviously have at least one letter for /b/, one for /t/, and one for /z/.
@Bart if you want, you can always ask.... ;)
1:24 PM
Today I successfully convinced an overzealous PM that Agile/Scrum was not appropriate for a small, 20-hour, deadlineless project with a development team of size 1. It was facepalmingly satisfying. I did not expect victory.
@JasonC So you're happy or unhappy about the victory?
I can't decide.
Sometimes I'm unhappy just because my prediction didn't work out
Having to do that = depressing. Victory = good. Too easy = lame.
1:28 PM
So @Jason now feels good, depressed, and lame, all in the same time. Nice.
He always does
1:44 PM
@JasonC 1 PM vs 1 team of 1 or 1 PM manages many teams?
1 PM vs 1 "team". He's my personal PM. And I'm the one that got him hired in the first place back when I dropped this client when I was moving out of freelance. It's hilarious. There's a lot more ridiculous context here but I actually can't really chat right now. In return I promised a full project outline by noon (4 hours from now). I want to finish it while I'm motivated.
you are so busy, you keep on reading over your own message
He's trying his best, I'll give him that.
Ah when I'm in a hurry I type sparsely. Then my desire for a less vague story overpowers my work motivation. But anyways, later!
Go go!
1:58 PM
> Trivial answer converted to comment
so if an answer really is trivial, you're not allowed to post it? ...
Nope, add a link to make it trivial AND link only. Bonus points
oh, come on guys... do something useful for once instead of joking.
We still have to find a way to use that Amazon Uranium Sample in a Lifehacks answer ^_^
@Derpy only if it contains wet wipes
2:14 PM
For example, maybe it could be use to make something radio-luminescent like this answer suggests?
@Stijn the trigger is short answer (below X characters, not sure what is X exactly) AND it contains a link. (think only internal link to same site, not sure.)
proof (same short answer without the link didn't become a comment)
@ShadowWizard oh, I wasn't aware of that
@ShadowWizard thanks ;p. That said, I'm probably going to end up sticking on meta even after I can lol at all the people who complain about me while I sleep ._.
A: Answer appears automatically converted as a comment

Kevin MontroseTrivial answers containing a link to another question in the network are automatically converted to comments on the question, with the message Trivial answer converted to comment Poking some folks about perhaps a wee bit more indication that that happens, looked like a bug to me at first t...

amount of characters isn't mentioned, probably on purpose.
2:31 PM
@M.A.R. You know me well.
@Derpy Also only if we can combine it with the 50-gallon drum of lube.
@Jason quick question... you work as freelancer now or not? Not really clear from what you said earlier...
(i.e. what's "personal PM?")
@ShadowWizard Yes I'm emergency freelancing by necessity to pay off the vet bills. "Personal PM" was jokingly commenting on the fact that this project has a PM whose only job is to manage me, and mostly he's just hindering the process (context: very old client, strong relationship, PM is trying to be helpful because that's what I hired him to do when I left 4 months ago, and now it's just funny).
I have to make $18000 this month, plus rent and food, otherwise I'm going to start getting slammed with interest. It's awesome.
Taxes can be a problem for another day...
cat vet bill costs $18000?
2:49 PM
@Telkitty no, only $10000
Jan 11 at 18:18, by Jason C
The my cat got cancer, I found him in bad shape on the 1st. had surgery a few days ago. Went well. He's pulling through and doing well. But the bills hit over $10k. So now I'm in panic mode, lol.
$8000 are for all other things @Jason needs in a month
@JasonC heh, still can't really get my head over this but from what I do understand, it's funny in a sad way indeed
So you hired someone to replace you as a freelancer four months ago, and now he's hiring you back and manage you?
You're receiving this message because you signed up for New Jobs on Stack Overflow
err, I have not
@Telkitty yes you have, it's On by default. (I think.)
2:51 PM
(or you had a Careers account?)
@ShadowWizard "Over $10k" was a quick guess from initial quotes. Final total $17856.23.
I put my blog site on developer story, but that's the only thing I did ..
Mostly lab tests and medication.
ummm... you have a custom Developer Story @Telkitty even with a website, so why won't you receive job messages?
@Telkitty so that's what it needs, the developer story is a CV/resume - it means you're looking for a job.
@JasonC omg.... wow. That's an expensive cat. :/
Hope the cat is fine by now?
2:54 PM
@ShadowWizard Something like that. Although the situation is more frustratingly vague than that. Basically when I was working for this guy I was doing the job of about three people. So I hired this guy when I left to replace 1/3 of that.
The cat is 110%. They did amazing work, and I would spend that money again in a heartbeat.
@JasonC sure, pet is like a child, in a way.
Still... having to work hard for the money isn't pleasant.
Unfortunately, the client never managed to find the remaining 2/3rds of my replacements. Hence the panicked phone call to me last month.
@JasonC the one in London?
Well he's based in NYC. London is just the location of one of his major upcoming projects, which is the primary drive (among other things) behind my current project for him.
@JasonC well, you need the money. It sounds like you know the client well already. Looks like you got lucky, in a way. No? (e.g. you don't have to start looking for unknown projects from unknown clients)
But can't you make the client put that "PM" aside and bring you back full time like before?
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