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12:00 AM
@Jason, if I were you I would smack normal human with a frozen tuna!
a total insult of your intelligence, so insensitive
make sure you put some hot chilli sauce on that tuna for maximum effect
loads spiced frozen tuna into tuna canon, aims, fires
Crab canon beats tuna canon. Checkmate.
12:24 AM
@NormalHuman I thought he's been a dev a while
@NormalHuman I think the person whose profile you can't find was mentioned on meta once.
hm. maybe MSO
odd. I guess not
@JasonC How do you tuna cannon?
@tchrist I've been in here so long that I recognized that that video's been posted before.
@JourneymanGeek Like a potato
But with wadding
oh, just a few months ago
12:27 AM
@rene Check it out, my finest work: data.stackexchange.com/superuser/query/651670/… -- I'm so proud of myself.
Trivia: for three years running, the number of employees dropped slightly in February.
Sorry I'm excited about it I had to share it with somebody, lol
Hah! We're the second most active meta <3
Which proves a theory - we do our best work there.
Does it? I donno ;p
12:40 AM
@bjb568 It's one of those canons that repeats, you see.
Like déjà vu again.
That one doesn't modulate though; it just goes round and back and round again.
Unlike that one, which ever rises.
Your job, young sir, is to figure out where he snuck one by you and slipped into another key.
@JourneymanGeek Btw, did you really just verb "tuna cannon"?
@JasonC .... maybe?
/me tuna cannons all the things
I tuna cannoned my pants. :(
12:47 AM
That sounds uncomfortably euphamistic.
It's only uncomfortable at first.
@tchrist \o btw
I haven't seen you here in like a bajillion years
Q: Directing Prior Art Searches from Ask Patents

Eric ShainOne of the missions of the Ask Patents SE site is to help people find prior art to invalidate what they perceive to be bad patent applications. Unfortunately, the people who frequently answer questions there are generally experts in the patent system, but not experts in the field of the patent be...

It makes me warm & fuzzy to see people caring about AP.
@Shog9 Here, March is pretty much the best time to find a new job.
New tenant starts on 8th next month - a month waiting ... but we have received a week deposit & she flew in from another city to inspect the place.
1:24 AM
Fredley is no longer a mod on Arqade
my older pet chicken is old & sick and about to die
younger one is still bouncy
1:48 AM
@ThomasWard The Call of Midnight
god i need that sound effect of the Trek-like comm signal lol
1:58 AM
@JamesENL ... did I miss something?
@JamesENL brews coffee for @JamesENL
@JamesENL is there spam it missed?
1:59 AM
I just wanted virtual coffee
@JamesENL 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.
2:00 AM
@ThomasWard brews a cup of mint tea for @ThomasWard
2:50 AM
Why does this site exist...
It's down at the bottom of the activity lists, hanging out with gems like genealogy, poker, and community building.
3:08 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword with email in answer, email in answer: Is there any way to buy bitcoins online without a fee? by Love on bitcoin.SE
3:28 AM
So this is weird:
Q: A generic singleton

Simon HughesWhat do you guys think about this for a generic singleton? using System; using System.Reflection; // Use like this /* public class Highlander : Singleton<Highlander> { private Highlander() { Console.WriteLine("There can be only one..."); } } */ public class Singleton<T> whe...

Then, 4 years later, same person asked the same question on CR:
Q: A generic singleton

Simon HughesWhat do you think about this for a generic singleton? using System; using System.Reflection; /* Use like this public class Highlander : Singleton<Highlander> { private Highlander() { Console.WriteLine("There can be only one..."); } }*/ public class Singleton<T> where T : cl...

(And that was 4 years ago so too old to really care about)
But it's very mysterious... cross-site dupes, sure, but 4 years apart? o.O
I really want to get to the bottom of it but I don't want to bump a 4 year old question, lol.
Did he get an answer?
Maybe its his life work
@JasonC More things to take my time.
@JourneymanGeek Yeah lol he got a pretty good answer on the 8 year old one.
Then 4 years passed and I guess he was losing sleep over it that whole time
I keep giggling imagining that question to be somebody's life's work.
@tchrist I'm telling you, there's something fishy going on here. Something bigger than us.
Brb there's two guys in suits knocking on my door.
Oh wait I thought you were replying to the cross-site mystery.
Good things I hope.
3:44 AM
Hacking. Modding. That sort of thing.
@JasonC Men In Black? ;p
hi. Nineteenth byte found another chat bug again
I think
Troublesome lot ;p
Either Finding Bugs, or Bugging Finds.
and on the starboard
message with weird unicode escape doesn't get unstarred when deleted
4:02 AM
Kaitlin Pike on March 30, 2017

At Stack Overflow, keeping your information safe is our top concern. And as a community with over 40 million people each month, it has to be: Our success has made us a frequent target of attacks.

Computer security is always evolving. Passwords are you “what you know.” Smart cards are “what you have.” We decided to ask “how you do you.”

Today we’re proud to publicly launch that latest evolution.

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Aren't we a little early...
or us
or anyone I think
Wait a minute
thats even earlier than us
they are cheating
wtf timezone are they even in
is it the moon
Hey, this isn't The 19th Byte
Why are there lemons here?
That's cheating.
4:11 AM
because we found a bug in chat again
Q: Chat bug with displaying starred message in Hebrew

Alma DoI've noticed that there is a bug in displaying Hebrew symbols when a message is starred. Here we go: The message sample: Message is starred: As you can see, it's displayed wrong (I guess because of Hebrew direction).

@Shog9 not exactly
this is to do with when you delete stuff with RTL escape I think
This year for april fool's i'm going to pretend to pay my april rent.
@DestructibleLemon it's not deleted. There's just nothing there besides the RTL
so, it messes up the rendering
4:24 AM
@Shog9 For april fools i think you should fill up the hnq with lifehacks
that's not funny.
@Shog9 look at the image I posted
100 hot bowl-turning questions; that'd be funny
either its deleted or its buggingly displaying as deleted
buggy lemon-ade
4:25 AM
Sure if you're going for funny. I'm all about the bold, sinister pranks.
this April fools is not pretending all users account hacked is it?
E.g. change all occurrences of "explaining" to "mansplaining" and replace all "she" with "he".
Oh, make every mso post redirect to joel's post. And unlock it.
@DestructibleLemon does that show up as deleted for you?
32 mins ago, by Destructible Lemon
user image
bizarre. Cannot reproduce.
4:28 AM
Oh oh oh, you should make every se domain redirect to a random site.
platform dependent I guess
don't tell me... You're using Safari?
undefined behaviour I guess
oh, well good, I can at least test that.
at least it isn't nasal demons
Apparently it is your fault
4:29 AM
ok, I see it.
ok now its showing up as a thin line for me
so does it just decide randomly?
did you delete the message yet?
@DestructibleLemon no.
Firefox just collapses it vertically
see what happens if you delete the message
or did you already
So as a message by itself, it just looks like a thin line; if you follow it with a normal message, it just looks like a slightly taller normal message.
sometimes it looks deleted
4:32 AM
if you post a message, delete that message, post that RTL thing, then post a normal message...
I don't know what you're talking about but i can confirm that little blank message renders as a blank message on chrome and as nothing on firefox, windows 7, if it helps.
all you'll see on FF will be the (deleted) message, an imperceptably thin line, and a normal message.
And so you'll think it's showing a starred, deleted message.
And I do not see a (deleted) on firefox.
that is not deleted ^
@DestructibleLemon ^
4:34 AM
what it looks like in Chrome
very weird
Which all goes to say, it's that damn RTL thing I linked to above.
Q: Chat bug with displaying starred message in Hebrew

Alma DoI've noticed that there is a bug in displaying Hebrew symbols when a message is starred. Here we go: The message sample: Message is starred: As you can see, it's displayed wrong (I guess because of Hebrew direction).

once again, unicode makes everything better
@JourneymanGeek You know, fwiw, I'd be totally down with putting weight of ask patents stuff on other communities in general. I'd love to see more general social responsibility for squashing bs patents, myself.
It actually bothers me greatly how much I like the idea of AP but how little I'm actually involved there. I keep talking about getting more involved then I puss out. I really ought to put my money where my mouth is.
Ok. Web application. Rapid development. Low initial overhead. Sane ORM. What are my options? Sane ORM rules out node.js. Low initial overhead rules out Java. Really don't feel like configuring hibernate or dicking around with tomcat config. What're the cool kids using?
Ruby on rails? That's what metasmoke uses I think.
PHP makes me want to punch things
Python + Flask?
+ SQLAlchemy?
@ShadowWizard You around?
Just... talkin to myself. Doo dee doo.
@Shog9 Can I get your opinion on a faq-proposed related to meta.stackexchange.com/a/293145? I'd like to add a list of site-specific keys: data dump database names, SEDE url paths, domain name prefixes (including redirects like garage -> mechanics), and API site names. But I'm debating what's actually useless vs useful there. The db names are the real goal, the rest I dunno. And in that case I'm torn between adding it to the data dump schema docs mse post vs. making a new post for it.
Any thoughts?
5:13 AM
5:53 AM
@JasonC the corner
@JasonC got sucked into gaming again
then went and realised my mod queue was at an unacceptable level so I was putting a dent on it ;p
I thought clearing the mod queue is the ultimate game.
There are battles, weird creatures, experience gained, and even boss fights.
Oh, we usually keep ours at zero. Someone seems to have gotten clever and is mass flagging profanity.
Do those even get counted for the flag badges?
@JourneymanGeek sure, flag is a flag.
5:56 AM
Same like one character edits.
and no risk of flag ban. And they are "valid" flags anyway
so, editing where needed, deleting when not. Dismissing in some cases.
especially when its a half decade old comment ._.
Also catches when people spell disk as dick.
Wait... if it's just matter of edit, you should decline the flag and tell the user to suggest an edit. That's their job, not the moderator's.
@ShadowWizard ahh, these are comments ;p
If the whole post is offensive, the red flag should be used.
My guess is he's got a SEDE script for those
They arn't offensive in the gross sense
5:59 AM
Yeah, SEDE keeps the mods busy
and profanity is against the letter and spirit of the rules.
Block flagging 20-30 questions at a time though. eh.
and I don't consider many of these words that bad
Still, user should edit/suggest edit to remove the bad words, moderator should intervene only in extreme cases. Or maybe it's different on smaller sites, where moderators do have time for this. ;)
@ShadowWizard comments. Users can't edit ;p
this is essentially stuff like
this worked, but it screwed up my boot as the C: got deleted. easy to fix by putting in my windows 10 dick and it recreated it, however now i can't do anything with the empty space. Easy to work around. — Ryan Ternier Aug 28 '15 at 20:23
@JourneymanGeek how come? edit banned?
you can't edit old comments
I mean, mods can, sure
6:02 AM
@JourneymanGeek ohhhhh, you mean comments. Thought this was all about posts.
there, got it to 0 ;)
Who is 9gohS in the star wall? New user?
Q: What's our threshold for profanity in comments?

Journeyman GeekI just handled a bunch of flags on older comments, flagging the use of the word "bitch" as "complain" or "is a pain". Now certain words (mostly ones with 4 letters for some reason), I can get - but in this case, it seems like common, generally mildly inoffensive usage - talking about a situation...

@ShadowWizard essentially that.
anyway, its done, I can stop being grumpy about it ;p
and go back to gaming.
6:06 AM
heh, didn't know random is mod there. And why is he hiding all his sites? :/
He's random ;p
We know almost nothing of him. I even sometimes suspect he's @Shog9 ;p
@JourneymanGeek nah, Shog can't write those... poems.
Superman dosen't wear glasses either
6:07 AM
@ShadowWizard Nevermind
@JasonC :(
crying over missed opportunity
(Probably isn't. Is he? Probably does not matter) :p
Hmm.... dilemma. Want to take a shower, baby fell asleep now. There is a chance she will wake up in the middle of shower. Should I take the risk?
@rene came to help with my dilemma? :D
@JasonC Nice, i'm proud of you
Just take thee showen. Baby nerds to learn that sometimes patente are NOT immediately available.
@Shog9 Short month, you don't need so many employees.
@rene dada
6:12 AM
Autocomplete is NOT great on thee surface, also because It only offers Dutch words....
@JourneymanGeek was It floppy ?
well, I'm told they're usually stiff
6:51 AM
@JourneymanGeek yup, by definition. (when using the "d" word. ;))
Fappy disk also sounds good.
Oh, so cute....
@ang why does your unicorn looking to the left?
@ShadowWizard why is
Oh no, I will probably be absent tomorrow
@M.A.R. :(
7:16 AM
@ShadowWizard In all seriousness, because that's what the generator spat out with my email address
7:31 AM
@M.A.R. because you will be on your sock all day long?
@Telkitty Be quiet, sock
I am not your sock, I am a pest kitty :p
@SmokeDetector rofl
So @M.A.R. what is more important than us? :(
It's not that you're less important.
Well, you are less important,
but that's not why I will probably be absent
Sizdah Bedar (Persian: سیزده‌بدر‎‎ – Sizdebedar) is an Iranian festival held annually on the thirteenth day of Farvardin (the first month of the Iranian calendar), during which people spend time picnicking outdoors. It is an official holiday in Iran, known as the Nature Day (روز طبیعت – Ruz e Tabiat). It marks the last day of Nowruz, the Persian New Year. == Observances == Sizdah Be-dar is celebrated on the thirteenth day of Nowruz, the Iranian New Year. It is celebrated by leaving houses to join nature, and spending the day outdoors. In Iranian Azerbaijan, it is called Sinzə Günü which means the...
That's tomorrow
I am glad I am not the most important thing in your life, I would hate being very important in too many people's lives - gives me stress.
7:41 AM
I know I am important to a few people and that's good enough :p
we need a rule against bad puns
Q: [mozilla]? more like Lesszilla!

MistalisTag description mozilla The Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization that exists to support and provide leadership for open source Mozilla projects. Mozilla Firefox is a free, open-source browser built by Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation, first released in 2002 ...

@Stijn If a significant number of users (>3) find the pun humorless, the post must be downvoted until edited?
@M.A.R. yes!
let's start a mob voting group
> I'm voting to downvote this question as off-punic because it's humorless. Please visit "the help center" on how to form a good pun, and [edit] your question to address our concerns and to make it on-punic.
8:13 AM
@M.A.R. so buy a laptop and browse from there... pfft. :D
@Telkitty you're the most important thing in my life.
I wanna be watching trees, not a screen
Here, watch this ^
You obviously haven't been to a garden
@M.A.R. kindergarden? I was
Hey, how much left until April 1st in some part of the world?
@ShadowWizard Gartens don't count
8:16 AM
@M.A.R. not much, but I'm not sure they start it so soon, it's not winter bash
I think the last April Fools was even late in UTC time
(last minute bug fixes, etc)
That's not how I remember it
Might be my bad sectors memory, yeah
I wonder, does the brain have sectors? Can a sector become corrupted?
UTC+14:00 is an identifier for a +14 hour time offset from UTC. This is the earliest time zone on earth, meaning that areas in this zone are the first to see a new day, and therefore the first to celebrate a New Year. This is also the latest time zone on earth, meaning that clocks show the latest time of all zones. UTC+14 stretches as far as 30° east of the 180° longitude line and creates a large fold in the International Date Line. == As standard time (all year round) == === Oceania === Kiribati Line Islands - including Kiritimati (Christmas Island) The IANA time zone database zone identifier is...
@ShadowWizard <3 u 2
@M.A.R. u sure r cranky 2day :p
@ShadowWizard So in 40 minutes?
8:21 AM
@M.A.R. now it's 10:20 PM in Samoa. So it will be April 1st there in less than two hours.
Oh, 1 hour and 40 minutes
@M.A.R. nah, probably it's 14 only during daylight savings, which aren't on yet
@ShadowWizard They're on here
Maybe this year's prank will be that there is no prank.
@M.A.R. here too, for a week
That would be the worst prank evar
8:22 AM
It would be hillarious
Would be better than something half-baked though.
Yeah, like 10 downvoted consecutive "what happened to April fools" meta posts
But first would be upvoted at some point
When people will realize it's for real
Then the answer will be downvoted to oblivion. :D
(if there will be dev/CM brave enough to post such answer..... ;))
(probably only Shog can)
Since Jeff has gone, there haven't been a really yummily downvoted PSA except that one other PSA
Which was a question anyway, so no fun
Prostate-Specific Antigen
8:25 AM
public stand announcement :p
*service , though stand may be appropriate here
@M.A.R. hey my Prostate doesn't need any antigen
@JourneymanGeek #thatwasthejoke
8:43 AM
8:57 AM
@Derpy will cats fall from the skies in that day?
9:11 AM
I guess that question was... two hot. Don't bother, you can't shame me more than I feel right now. — Won't 13 hours ago
@ShadowWizard that's for @Telkitty to decide.
9:39 AM
10:11 AM
Tomorrow is Caturday! That's relieving...
^ too quick?
@AndrewT. no, they really are serious about it
I personally can't wait to log in by shaking my booty
Well, I have DDR pad here. Hopefully they also support it.
10:47 AM
@Stijn actually, you can already download the Two Factor Auth app from the gameloft site.
I was just testing it before.
11:36 AM
> Your skill in Internet-Exploder Hating has increased by 0.1. It is now 120.0
11:54 AM
@Derpy on a scale of... 10?
any skill can normally be increased up to 100.
but I have used a Legendary SOP of Internet-Exploder Hating
I actually remember the time IE was actually decent
said no one ever
I just know that the same SPA view needs 9.8s to render on IE.
0.5 on average on Firefox, Chrome and even SAFARI
Yep, Windows Safari, the one never updated in the last... 5 years??
profilers shows that about 67% of that time is poor IE calculating "style rules"
12:11 PM
When IE was better than Netscape... wait, what?
oh. IE 3 and 4. Netscape went stagnant, just like IE did
1:03 PM
so... nothing more than the blog post?
there's a video too, but the corp firewall here blocks youtube :(
I meant that based on the usual timezones "chaos" the real joke should be up already
kinda of the "Why was the hat awarded one day before" Winterbash question that comes up every single year
2 hours later…
2:35 PM
I want this whole part to be hidden,how to make it?
Currently adding >! Before is hiding one line,i want to hide 5 lines. How to do?
@Fawad multi-line spoiler is hard..
Q: How to do multi-line spoilers properly?

TheBitByte>! This is a spoiler. >! A multi-line spoiler. >! It works, as a spoiler, but it is not properly formatted as a multi-line spoiler. >! Let's try again. >! Maybe this will work. >! No, it doesn't! ! Let's try again. ! Maybe this will work. ! No, it doesn't! >!This is a w...

@AndrewT. thanks bro
3:38 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword with email in answer, email in answer, pattern-matching website in answer: Getting the "Superb Primate" achievement by olo4all on gaming.SE
@SmokeDetector why
@M.A.R. plz send teh coffee
@SmokeDetector why
4:41 PM
Who broke DeletionWatcher...
18 messages moved to Chimney
I guess it has been like that since a while?
5:11 PM
I'd suggest site names, canonical URLs, aliases and database names would be a good set of info there; consider the common use-cases:
- map site name to data
- map site URL to data
- map post URL to data
- compose URL for data
- group data by site name/url
we should be able to generate this automatically though :-/
6:16 PM
@hichris123 you mean this, right?
If yes, then it was refactored to a new quality level.
6:46 PM
Anybody bag the snipe yet?
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Username similar to website in answer: Magento 2.1.3 - Cron Jobs via cPanel by JokiRuiz on magento.SE
7:00 PM
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7:21 PM
Ah he's coming from a dupe. Now it makes sense.
They try to be nice @JasonC ... it does happen ....
I didn't think he wasn't being nice
I just thought he was being nice in the wrong window or something, lol
That does happen, yes.
@bjb568 Then next year: "This is largely due to the fact that the deployed mechanisms for disseminating revocations (CRLite, CRLs, OCSP, OCSP Stapling, CRLSet, and OneCRL) blah blah blah... In this paper we present CRPoopyPants."
Which, btw, is a totally reasonable name.
Don't judge CRPoopyPants until you've tried it.
Just wait for CRackhead.
8:35 PM
Hey, at least things are progressing.
Hi everybody!
8:51 PM
no happyness tonight, gotta teach all day tomorrow...
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