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12:19 AM
5 messages moved to Chimney
such power very smoke
 
12:57 AM
@EKons you volunteering?
Hooommmeeee
 
 
2 hours later…
2:45 AM
Morning... with new laptop adapter ._.
 
does it fit your lap properly now?
 
it top...ples
 
3:15 AM
laptopple
laptipple would be more appropriate for happy hour
 
laptipple might indicate you overshot the ballmer peak by quite a bit
 
Laptoppled your laptipple? Juan Sheet of Plenty...
Yes, it's 3 AM.
 
hah
I just got home from work ._.
I was on a 12 hour shift ;p
 
3:54 AM
Sleep.
 
naw, got a day shift coming up and need to normalise my sleep cycles.
Also I'm a bit wired from yesterday.
 
You say that like you're not always weird. :P
 
weird, yes wired no ;p
Basically was up all night firefighting.
 
HAHAHA Totally misread that.
 
funny thing is the rest of the team was brilliant
Wasn't one of those nights where the folks on both sides were boat anchors ;p
 
4:02 AM
That's great. :D It's always nice to hear about high-functioning teams. I've been reading this great book about groups - The Culture Code... it's fascinating.
 
4:15 AM
One of my bank's website is still using Legacy Symantec PKI and that made my Chrome mad...
 
4:44 AM
@Catija lemme put it this way - I'd complain more but my work is covered by the official secrets act ;p
 
@JourneymanGeek So glad I'm not in that line of work any more.
 
Well, I take what I got ;)
I'll start looking around come feb/march ;)
Its not really the line of work, as much as the way things are done
(but multiple levels of outsourcing hardly helps either ._.)
 
2 'scam' HNQs on Monies.SE? :O
 
@JourneymanGeek I think I remember you saying that having this job might give you a leg up in looking for future work... is that the case, you think?
 
@Catija it basically means I don't have a big gap in my resume till the next one.
Probably should chase the data center side of things, its more interesting I suspect, and probably fits my skillset better. ANd I pretty much have this job unless I quit
 
4:54 AM
Oh, well, the latter part of that sounds good, at least. You'd said you had a contract, so I was assuming once the contract was up, the job was up. Good to know you have some flexibility.
 
Oh, Its complicated.
The bodyshop that 'owns' my contract has a termination clause
the company the subcontracted me out to has a fairly standard one month notice period.
If I re-up, there's no termination clause after that
Thing is since its "government" they need folks who're local (which narrows the pool a lot) and are willing to work, well, strange hours.
 
Ah, that's not bad. If you re-up are you locked in to another 9 or 12 months or ... whatever?
 
Apparently not
 
Well, that gives you a lot of flexibility to find another job.
 
4:58 AM
Particularly the weird hours... lots of time for interviews. :P
 
ANd least for now, working government probably should help me with marketability on that other thing I need applying for ;)
ya
 
HAHA. Lady Geek. :D
 
Hypothetical future mrs geek ;p
 
You've been upgraded. No longer Mr. Geek, now Lord Geek, so she's Lady Geek. :D
 
Wait, I got peered?
;p
 
5:02 AM
What do you think being a mod on MSE does?
 
I'm still working that out ;p
(and a good many other things ;p)
 
Well, now you know something.
 
Well, maybe ;p
Its still the strangest moderatoral seat as far as I'm concerned ;p
 
Don't look at me. I've been confused about moderating MSE for months... you can see the stats.
 
Well, I've always said, the mechanics are usually the easy bits
My stats are basically "seeing numbers in the flag queue bothers me"
Real mod work's the stuff that's out in the open. And well, metaing meta is... interesting? ;p
 
5:14 AM
I used to go crazy when there were unread indicators on my phone apps... I have them turned off on many of the apps for that reason... but something about being a mod on IPS and never being able to get rid of all of the flags... it doesn't bother me as much.
 
Well SU's on 0
here is as low as I can get
 
SO's at like 300 right now. :P
 
that's lower than usual right? ;p
 
HAHA. I don't know. I think it's about average, though I've seen it at zero before, too.
 
I think the biggest number I have seen is 50
 
5:20 AM
There were times IPS was up in the 60-80 range.
That was before we got Tink and AJ, though.
 
oh this was one guy
 
I'm going to go investigate my eyelids.
... they may have cracks... may take a few hours. ;)
 
XD
good idea. Make sure you are thorough. Those cracks can be sneaky
 
6:04 AM
@andmyself I read movies and got confused :D
 
6:55 AM
 
 
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8:38 AM
8 messages moved to Chimney
 
9:02 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body (97): We could not find out by user156015 on wordpress.SE
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of body, potentially problematic ns configuration in body (100): What improvements should i make on my website? by Shefali Singh on superuser.com
 
9:34 AM
How to tell it's weekend? Spam lasting for more than 2 minutes..... ;)
 
@ShadowWizard Post 1: Could not find data for this post in the API. It may already have been deleted.
 
sd ignore
 
@ShadowWizard [:7437268] Post ignored; alerts about it will no longer be posted.
 
no link, doesn't appear to be spammer.
 
10:16 AM
20K linear meta.stackexchange.com/questions/320207/… /cc @ShadowWizard @Bart @TravisJ
 
Morning
 
20K face_encodings meta.stackexchange.com/questions/320212/… /cc @ShadowWizard @Bart @TravisJ
Morning
20k http meta.stackexchange.com/questions/320203/… /cc @ShadowWizard @Bart @TravisJ
 
 
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11:23 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Offensive answer detected, toxic answer detected (160): No "are" in movies sometimes? by Alex on english.SE
 
12:07 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Offensive answer detected (79): No "are" in movies sometimes? by ISkylake on english.SE
 
12:25 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Pattern-matching website in answer (80): How do I stop my 10 month old puppy from eliminating on the carpet? by Michael on pets.SE
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Pattern-matching website in answer, blacklisted user (149): Getting dog to sleep in another room by Michael on pets.SE
 
1:18 PM
Preemptive posting
We'll be taking Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange Q&A sites offline for just a moment to failover our primary SQL clusters. Interruption should be minimal.
 
Rob
How long until we should panic? :)
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Pattern-matching website in answer, blacklisted user (149): Dogs Cotton Allergy by Michael on pets.SE
 
just start panicking now just to be sure
 
Maintenance again?
Oh well, as long as it wasn't unexpected
 
1:29 PM
@Bart looks more like a failed-over
2
 
^
Chat died for a sec ("application error"). Bots are having problems (Smokey's struggling atm)
 
as always, Kenny is hanging on to that websocket ....
 
Rob
Huh, your hat's disappeared now
 
@PrincessLuna Smart. Blame assignment in total chaos
 
@Rob Oh, they didn't install Winterbash in Denver ...
 
1:33 PM
rip xd
Wait, does that mean all the hats are lost?
 
Rob
Gone forever
Not sure if I could do Nick's job. I panic when a deploy breaks even when people aren't even using the service :D
 
They were never not gone forever
 
!!/hats -> Winterbash 2019 will start in 11 months, 20 days, 19 hours and 23 seconds
 
@rene Winter Bash won't end for 18 days, 10 hours, 22 minutes, and 17 seconds. GO EARN SOME HATS!
 
4?
really?
3 messages moved to Trashcan
 
1:41 PM
@PrincessLuna yes
 
@rene Winter Bash won't end for 18 days, 10 hours, 22 minutes, and 17 seconds. GO EARN SOME HATS!
 
Wait, they're still there?
 
Rob
Ah, I was wondering why smokey only posted 4 replies rather than the usual 5
2
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body (97): Google play store error code 910 by Ibrahim on android.SE
 
2:14 PM
> Got 5 minutes to do 10 reviews?
MS having 435 pending reviews...
 
Metasmoke?
 
yeah
 
2:39 PM
complaint: *.googleapis.com is blocked in china
 
3
Q: Using Google CDN to load scripts gives poor user experience in China

Peter OlsonHere in China, pretty much everything by Google is blocked by the government. If you request anything from a Google domain, it will give the appearance of loading for a while and then give back a DNS error. Stack Exchange uses a Google CDN to deliver some scripts, which means that users in China...

 
2:50 PM
._.
Arbitrary web blocks need to die in a fire
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in answer, bad keyword with email in answer, email in answer, pattern-matching email in answer, potentially bad keyword in answer (347): Scheduling bill payments exactly on pay day - dangerous risk of overdraft? by Mathew Cox on money.SE
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Offensive answer detected (79): No "are" in movies sometimes? by ISkylake on english.SE
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, body starts with title and ends in url, link at end of body, link following arrow in body, +3 more (686): Tevida Testosterone Booster by ednajaniki on drupal.SE
 
3:17 PM
A quick question that I always forget: is it possible to merge unregistered account with registered account?
I think the only limitation is that you can't merge unregistered account with another unregistered account?
 
@andmyself users can request it using the contact page.
I think either is possible as long as you can prove they're both yours.
 
Rob
@JourneymanGeek My company blocks all social media sites, including twitter. Which means we can't investigate outages which are announced there :\
 
alright, thanks. Looks like the OP of this answer accidentally created a new account
 
Rob
And the reasoning isn't to stop people wasting time, it's for 'security'
Luckily... I can abuse one boxes here to read a tweet if I have a link handy
 
@andmyself yes
@Rob my work has no internet in the whole facility
 
Rob
3:24 PM
Ouch
 
You can bring your own .... My mobile usage is mostly data
 
Bring Your Own Internet™
 
Actually it's supposed to be the case for most government facilities here
 
Rob
I remember you're on a military site.. if you're allowed to use the internet on personal devices, is there a reason they don't have a wifi completely disconnected from the rest of the network?
 
If you're lucky they have WiFi for personal devices
@Rob law enforcement
No idea
 
Rob
3:26 PM
Oh.. am I misremembering, or are you now in law enforcement rather than military?
 
I guess they just didn't see the need and we are a vendor
Oh. I work for the company that runs a major application for a law enforcement agency
 
Rob
Ah, gotcha
 
Military is a 2 week a year obligation
 
@andmyself looks like it. Your comment is the best option for them. We don't generally manually merge accounts without a request from the owner.
@JourneymanGeek for everyone of a certain age or are you in something like the reserves in the US?
 
@Catija the former
We're considered part of the military proper
Actually it's the Israeli model with tweaks. There's a mandatory conscription period and a term of service
It's about a decade then you're in the reserves
 
3:34 PM
National service
 
Yup
But that's really an official euphemism for conscription
 
Both men and women?
 
Men only
 
I think Israel does both.
 
Our founding fathers didn't feel conservative Asian society was ready for it
Yeah. Our mexican Israeli advisors suggested bit be universal.
We went another way
 
3:37 PM
Ah.
 
Rob
4:23 PM
@JourneymanGeek They're synonyms, but the word conscription is usually used during war time... At least, that's my understanding
 
4:38 PM
In unrelated news: Subnautica is free until Dec27. Any bets if it will run on my non-gaming laptop? Only 2.4GHz CPU, but the rest should be fine.
 
@Catija Correct.
Something I'll be dealing with soon, actually
 
4:57 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in answer, potentially bad keyword in answer (87): Building muscle on low carb diet by user58389 on fitness.SE
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body (97): Is examined in labs for purity by user157037 on wordpress.SE
 
First death in the intro sequence. This is looking promising!
 
5:10 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted website in answer, potentially bad keyword in answer (93): How to connect FLIR thermal camera to Raspberry Pi? by nateliv on unix.SE
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted website in answer, potentially bad keyword in answer (93): How do I check if a file is DRM protected? by nateliv on askubuntu.com
 
5:28 PM
Ugh, Epic Game Store... another online store...
 
@Rob No... Draft is during war times.
Conscription is during peace times...
CC @JourneymanGeek
 
5:47 PM
 
6:02 PM
That looks so nice, silent and perfect right now ;)
 
Yeah. In the winter, it's really quiet there... in the summer, the place is packed to exploding.
 
Tourists?
 
And locals.
It's more folks from the country than people from out, actually
 
Well, tourists don't always have to come from another country :P
 
True. It's mostly semi-locals ;)
 
6:49 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in answer, potentially bad keyword in answer (87): Ketogenic diet , side effects and precautions by user58389 on fitness.SE
 
7:15 PM
@Mithrandir nice... Which river is it?
 
7:53 PM
siiiiiigh finally, no more kids around. They've driven me crazy!
 
@ShadowWizard doesn't answer
 
8:05 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Pattern-matching product name in body (99): Is it healthy for a vegetarian to follow Ketogenic diet? by ftTomAndJerry on vegetarianism.SE
 
@Tinkeringbell kids are great, specially if not your own ...
 
8:22 PM
@rene these need to learn to sit and shut up, and that a joke is only funny once. But yeah, glad they're not mine :P
 
Oh, yes. When they can talk, you regret they do ...
 
@Mithrandir I've seen that same question before.
 
not today, maybe it was y'day ...
 
8:29 PM
@rene The one that doesn't talk properly yet is just as nasty... She was calling me 'grandma'!
 
lol
 
8:46 PM
Hmm? Google now also has a sticky tob par?
 
@Tinkeringbell whose kids?? ;)
@andmyself top parrot? Sure! :P
No repro on mobile
 
@andmyself the horror
Hello Alta Vista
 
@ShadowWizard Neighbor's ;)
 
9:15 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of body, potentially problematic ns configuration in body (100): What is a smartphone? by Mohit Khullar on superuser.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer (60): How can humans retain the benefits of sleep through meditation? by Urgo24 on worldbuilding.SE
 
What does it mean if a link to a question returns 404 even if you have a privilege to see deleted questions something? anime.stackexchange.com/questions/50019 returns 404 even for me... is it a deleted tag excerpt/wiki?
 
That's possible.
 
9:30 PM
Hmm, the actual question that should have been asked in the first place: are automatically deleted posts from deleted users soft-deleted or hard-deleted?
 
Nothing is ever hard-deleted
there have been like... two questions ever hard-deleted
 
Good to know, and yeah, that's also what I believe... thanks!
 
@andmyself Oh so that's what's been causing the maintenances
Pandora's question
 
10:11 PM
One more thing: is it possible for the tag's created date to be updated to a newer one if it has been burninated once before?
 
11:06 PM
@Derpy done!
Found it really cheap on eBay. Almost looks too cheap...
Will probably reach before the cheese swag from SE. :D
@Mithrandir don't think so, e.g. many times people post private data by mistake, flag, and mod redact it. It's hard deleted in such case as far as I remember. No?
Or at least not available even for 10k users and mods.
Also, Nick hard deleted one my MSE posts in the past since it contained a secret IP that I stumbled upon by chance and asked about. So...
 
@ShadowWizard at least I ought to believe this hasn't happened on Anime.SE...
 
@andmyself why?
 
@ShadowWizard redacted is distinct from a question being hard deleted
 
@ShadowWizard nah, nothing serious... it just started with this meta question and my journey to find it by brute-forcing the post ID.
Unless those questions were hard-deleted for no reason, I don't believe that's the case...
 
@Mithrandir so who can view a redacted question?
@andmyself hmm.... well dunno then. Can a mod see that question you linked before?
 
11:21 PM
Haven't asked them, but they came in pair; 50019 and 50020. 50018 is a normal post, 50021 and 50022 are tag excerpt & wiki
 
@ShadowWizard A question isn't redacted. You redact the revision history.
That's how stuff like PII is handled - it's edited out and then redacted.
 
@Mithrandir but if you redact the first and only revision... ?
Pretty sure I saw some example a while ago... though not sure I got 404 page as @andmy describe.
 
@ShadowWizard That doesn't work.
It's not possible to initiate a redaction without at least two revisions.
AFAIK.
 
ohh
Oh well, was worth trying. :)
!!/blame
 
@ShadowWizard It's Taryn's fault.
 
11:28 PM
(You do always start the reaction from the first revision that it's applicable, though.)
 
> JasonC: your face is redacted.
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rofl that's so Jason!!
We lost so many people over the years. :(
CRABOLO too..
 
@Mithrandir Reminds me of my post about why the initial version is called a revision.
 
@Alex <insert the "Pedant of the Pedant" thing here>
 
Indeed.
 
11:40 PM
alright... I feel like there's a monsoon outside rn...
 
Nah that's just Shog realizing someone took his beer.
 
lol... there's no beer in my house
just subsided a bit
...or not, dunno
 
Strong wind and rain?
Here is cause electricity to go down really fast.
Couple of years ago such storms caused big parts of Israel to stay dark for long days... four days for me, some didn't have electricity for two weeks (!).
Part of it was because those who could fix it went on a strike to get better salary, saying they work too hard. And they have the best salary in Israel. :/
And of course.... they got what they wanted.
 

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