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12:08 AM
Whats dis?
tldc - Its a public holiday here today - its Hari Raya Haji
So it's Happy Monday
1:05 AM
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact the best sort of monday, leading to the worst sort of tuesday :D
1:38 AM
@JourneymanGeek Bet it can't be worse than the Sunday.
to be fair, a long weekend sunday with monday being a holiday is the best sort of sunday
Each to their own
6 hours later…
8:05 AM
@Mithical average returning user as they step foot on Meta.SE?
8:19 AM
@JourneymanGeek ah, so SE won't even take a look on bugs today. Or tomorrow. Or... ever?
Well, looks like what I said about lights going out here in chat is much closer than I thought. lol
Oh I don't think anyone who works for them has a holiday today
@ShadowWizard timing might actually be good :D
Everything here is broken, and soon we won't be able to post messages.
@JourneymanGeek not relevant, they just need excuse.
"But hey, it's holiday! We don't work today."
I mean the main excuse is "We are working on AI related things, not chat, or other things dedicated community members care about"
Also pretty amazing bots still work here.
@ShadowWizard me isn't bot!
8:23 AM
That's what a bot would say
How can I help you today?
ironically bots work cause boths are reverse engineered from normal user interfaces cause SE decided they didn't need to do a API
@JourneymanGeek but they use the web socket server and web socket connection has to be up and running.
I think chat will still work without it.
But meh, didn't dig into it deep enough.
I'm a dog non programmer so I don't really understand most of this
8:26 AM
digging hole in @Pet's mind to find out more about chat coding
damn why my computer so slow
@ShadowWizard you find lots of nonsense, but eventually find a reference to Manishearth
Man Is Heart
@JourneymanGeek I think this translates to "Woof, woof, bark, woof. Barkwoof!"
Awesome name!
@VLAZ typo, watch the case!
@ShadowWizard foo bar
8:28 AM
Sorry, I haven't practised my dog in a while.
@PetəíŕdtheWizard woof bark
@PetəíŕdtheWizard rab oof;
@ShadowWizard runs away
@ShadowWizard Reply hazy try again
@JourneymanGeek I see phase one "Generate interest" went fine. And some even already moved to phase two "showing the way".
@ShadowWizard missing one "h"
8:33 AM
@SPArcheon huh?
@ShadowWizard admit it, you run a miner on my computer?
Minor? He runs a Major on your computer
@JourneymanGeek minEr
Majer? Isn't that a supermarket chain in the US?
8:37 AM
@JourneymanGeek "A predictive-text chatbot will be made less capable by ingesting answers that"
@JourneymanGeek miNer
@SPArcheon I feel like I missed an entire conversation worth of context
@JourneymanGeek you even posted an answer there.
8:38 AM
... I post a lot of answers :D
Some of them even make sense
9:16 AM
@ShadowWizard will let the support folks know, yup
9:47 AM
12 messages moved to Chimney
@PetəíŕdtheWizard typo, we should tell @Mani
@JNat thanks!
10:24 AM
MSE almost Tinked!
Missing just one.
argh! oops, it's at least 6.
Sep 22, 2022 at 10:03, by Shadow The Kid Wizard
@YaakovEllis huh! Close to being Yaakoved, but not there yet. Actually forgot my own criteria. :D
10:56 AM
I bet 2 quatloos that the recent chat weirdness is somehow related to Cloudflare.
Q: We are moving the API behind our CDN

SpencerGLater today or tomorrow, we will be moving the API behind our Content Delivery Network (CDN). In an effort to better align all our applications, we are moving this and, in the future, other public domains behind the CDN. Ultimately, this helps us simplify our overall configuration and gives us th...

11:38 AM
@PM2Ring Does chat use the public API? And how come it would break 1.5 months after moving? A little late, isn't it?
11:48 AM
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact Sorry, I don't know the relevant technical details. I'm basically just guessing. Presumably, the Chat software itself hasn't been touched. But something that Chat depends on must have changed, and the CDN seems a likely culprit. I expect that they're still fine-tuning the Cloudflare config, which would explain the 1.5 month delay.
@PM2Ring oh, what an "unexpected" move...
What is next, requiring login?
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact chat has no API officially
@JourneymanGeek but they likely use it internally, like the mobile apps did. (i.e. chat using the API for... stuff.)
Q: Could we revisit/reconsider the lack of chat API?

Journeyman GeekIt's a feature request almost as old as the network itself - here's a request for a streaming API that felt like it got off on the wrong foot, and a frustratingly cryptic answer from Jeff when asked if chat would be included in the API It's a testament both to the robustness of the chat system, a...

@ShadowWizard possibly
12:29 PM
Maybe @balpha might know with the right bribes :D
I'm hoping its a bug though, when TPTB cares enough, it'll give a little leverage :D
One of those :D
1:00 PM
@PM2Ring Both the bugs seem like internal server errors, though, not related to the client-server relationship.
@Journeyman So, how are you holding up with The Acolyte? Still watching it?
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact I kinda like it?
But its not up to the same standards as the other shows
It kinda feels oddly paced for a 8 episode show and kinda likes its mysteries too much
Huh, well, if you like it.
So you watched all 3 of the episodes?
I saw some clips on YT (not from Disney+, since I don’t have a subscription). Apparently, episode 3 is the most controversial, but I didn’t find it much different than the two first.
@JourneymanGeek By other shows, Ashoka and Obi-Wan? Or Boba Fett, Andor, etc?
I LOVED Mandalorian, Fett was meh, Ahsoka had brilliant worldbuilding, Andor was tense...
I'd say Obi-wan was the weakest of the lot and lil leia was the bright spot of that
individually I'd say so far I don't know where the story is going
there's so many threads, no pun intended
If they come together well it might pay off, but right now its still all over the place
1:17 PM
Right, I even forgot about the Mandalorian for a moment…
I think Mando and Andor were sort of the whole
full spoiler tag OH MY GOD DID YOU SEE THIS WEEK???
I haven’t watched any of them. :P
so for Mando, and later for andor - on the non SE chat chat I use for folks from super user... we tend to talk about shows lol
and Andor and Mando are kinda very well loved :D
Yeah, I am trying not to be spoilery :D
1:21 PM
Every season of Mandalorian?
Frankly Mando is VERY fan servicy if you loved the animations
and some of the casting was on the nose, but perfect
For example, Cobb Vanth, is played by Timothy Olyphant, which is literally him in "Justified" just... scifi-ified
So much of it is about seeing the animated characters come to life?
I just wish George Lucas could take back the ownership of SW. :/
the Fioni stuff is really good IMO
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact More of that there's more of a coherent universe than say the sequels
You don't 'need' the animation or book 'background' but its very well meshed into all that
@JourneymanGeek From what I’ve seen, he’s one of the main problems, by that he’s pushing for an inconsistent expansion of the universe, with little care to make it align with the original 6 movies.
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact in a sense - the prequels -> sequels make a lot more sense with the context of the clone wars to me
and his stuff 'feels' better put together
1:34 PM
@JourneymanGeek I’ve had to label the sequels as complete fan-fiction with no hint of canon in it, in order to preserve my sanity.
From a certain point of view :D
From my point of view.
But if you're like "The original sexology is sacrosanct" - its kinda harder to enjoy these :D
But there's other good... no wait
there's no really good space sci fi shows since the expanse :D
I watched a few good movies. Series, no idea. Cant’t remember.
But, I’d rather not watch sci-fi than watch something I despise.
Actually I sorta lie
1:38 PM
@JourneymanGeek Did you mean: Arnor?
Beacon 23 is interesting but a bit... too cerebral :D
@SPArcheon No
or Andorians
We are talking about star wars series
@JourneymanGeek Then click «no, only show results for «Andor»».
(and beacon 23 isn't a proper space show)
I mean its set in space mostly in one set :D
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact I think I'm 2-3 episodes away from figuring out if the Acolyte is my Jam
and see if i telegraphed what's next/what happened :D
1:41 PM
@JourneymanGeek pretty sure those are called Númenórean.
Yuck, I just randomly noticed a settings page for genAI settings in DDG. I wanna puke.
@JourneymanGeek Good luck, then.
@SPArcheon Did you mean: Neimoidian?
@ShadowWizard beep boop! wrong
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact I said Nemo Ra Alwar clearly.
I also tend to like LOTR but never quite got into the amazon series
@SPArcheon Showing results for Frustrated Neimoidian housewives
@JourneymanGeek Isn’t it all a grab for your money?
1:45 PM
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact If I paid for it, sure
@JourneymanGeek WHAT Amazon series? THERE IS NO AMAZON SERIES
The funny part is I wasn't intentionally trying to trigger you :D
But yes, I haven't watched the amazon series that clearly does not exist :D
@JourneymanGeek don't make me go Jar Jar Kedavra on you folks :P
Also just cause I liked it dosen't mean other people would
@JourneymanGeek You do let Disney grab it.
1:47 PM
(also that was mostly a joke, I don't really care about that. I have read the books but it is not like I care how Amazon wants to toss its money away)
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact Do I? :D
@JourneymanGeek Do you not pay for Disney+?
anyway, for all sorts of reasons I'd rather not go into the state of streaming services and 'cash grabs' :D
Had I to choose, Disney is a bigger foe than Amazon right now
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact from a certain point of view, I don't really pay for anything but my internet connection, expecially since I've not moved out yet
that's another story :D
1:49 PM
but yep, they are mostly the unholy triad. Amazon Prime, Netflix and Disney.
@JourneymanGeek Hey, maybe Disney wants to make a Star Wars story out of it? :P
You can get rich!
I should sell my life story to a studio.
@SPArcheon Oh, I’m sorry for using Netflix.
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact you should apologize to Catjia too.
@SPArcheon Why, what’d I do to her?
Because I love SW1-3 and hate SW7-9?
Sorry, @Catija.
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact they made this utter piece of trash.
one piece of trash so big that the original author went on to say "That is not my anime"
Hey, I’ve seen that clip before. What is it?
1:57 PM
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact I can only tell you what it is not.
It is not Cowboy Bebop.
I try not to mention that one :D
@JourneymanGeek you think I am the one joking or ranting here. That is not a matter of "I don't like it". That is a matter of "you did disrespect the source material so much the very author went out and said publicly how disgusted he was."
@SPArcheon I mean, I'm entirely aware how ranty you are about that show :D
> “For the new Netflix live-action adaptation, they sent me a video to review and check. It started with a scene in a casino, which made it very tough for me to continue. I stopped there and so only saw that opening scene. It was clearly not Cowboy Bebop and I realized at that point that if I wasn’t involved, it would not be Cowboy Bebop. I felt that maybe I should have done this. Although the value of the original anime is somehow far higher now.”
Its almost as bad as if I said "OVER 9000"
2:00 PM
@SPArcheon Moo
again, that is not "rant". That is the Author words.
And if I have ONE principle in "adaptations" is that you should respect the source material intentions.
Sometimes an adaptation can be its own thing
2 words
Starship Troopers
3 words
Parody/Comedy != serious
the Movie and Book are tonal 180s, the 'closest' adaptation was the cartoon, and the earliest one was a anime that... got a lot of things wrong
@SPArcheon I think Verhoven started serious
then decided it was a load of... s and turned it into a pastishe
which was actually very good
it is fine if you make a Spaceballs because that is a parody.
It is fine if you make a (fan or new) product advertised as such and change the premise to work in another genre or troope (for example, a steam punk remake of Transformer, or American McGee Alice)
It is not fine if you make a "parody" that is just a masquerade outlet for an hate video (see: Smile HD... or even better. DON'T)
It is not fine if you take the characters some made and turn them into a clownery of themselves while pretending to be accurate.
2:07 PM
@SPArcheon Not being part of it was probably the right choice. Mark Hamill decided to be part of the new stuff, and he fell on the floor crying about what Star Wars had become.
Carrie Fisher I think was rather angry about it before dying?
a story is born out of a personal dream. Those characters are something someone often made for themselves before sharing them with the world. So you should show some respect. They may be fake but that doesn't mean they can't be important for someone.
Harrison Ford was probably happy to finally die in the story. :P
Hamill seems to be very chill. Carrie probably would have told them something rude if she didn't want to
I think Ford insisted on it :D
@JourneymanGeek Lots of YT videos included a clip of her swearing at the producers during an interview. Not sure where the original is
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact apparently She was famously sweary :D
2:10 PM
@JourneymanGeek He hates being Han Solo. :P Well, I think he hates that role overshadowing his other characters.
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact I will just point out that if somehow Palpatine is back we can add Force Ghost Han Solo too.
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact to be fair, its hard to top that and Indy
@SPArcheon Yes, let's do that. And make him fly through space until he gets revived on a medical bench.
@JourneymanGeek Meh, Han Solo isn't a deep or very interesting character.
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact naaah. They should use the Dragon Ball.
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact Most arn't
2:33 PM
looking for the missing e
finding it in @M.A.R. pocket
ah pity no notifications, he'll most likely miss the ping. :(
3:00 PM
And that is how the story of @Shadow pinging @M.A.R. began, with the @Journeyman gazing over the group of spectators, as @SPA handed out the lines they would chant when @Pet took a leap to deliver the ping as fast as only @Sonic could accomplish, such that even the @Elements would break apart. @Tink @Tink, @M.A.R. heard at the end. Unfortunately, he could not respond.
Over? You think I am a Irish Wolfhound perhaps? :D
I think you're a @Journeyman!
What's wrong with Irish Wolfhounds, though?
You do know the ping still pings? :D
I just haven't check if you can explicitly leave yet
watching angry parrot tearing poor @Andreas apart and making a mohito out of him
@JourneymanGeek ah, you can, I've tried.
3:04 PM
I figured I'd only ping the safest ones. :P
Tink is in my "do not ping" list. :D
Whoever didn't make it on the list, I guess you're too intimidating! :P Or I just didn't wanna bother you. That should be the vast majority in here.
Or "ping when you want to get kicked". :D
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact nah don't think @rene is intimidating. ;)
@ShadowWizard But my story had no space for the philosophy of @Rene Descartes.
@ShadowWizard Neh, it's safe to ping her.
3:40 PM
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact maybe for you! ;)
@Feeds huh? You should be broken
oh and all Users left.... bug fixed?!
A: Feeds do not seem to post updates in chat

Adam Lear It's not DNS There's no way it's DNS It was DNS A few weeks ago we moved chat behind Cloudflare. For reasons that I personally do not understand (and SREs are also puzzled by), it took until now for our internal routing to chat.meta and chat.stackoverflow to break. This means the Scheduler serv...

Can't say "nice"... but at least fixed earlier than expected.
@ShadowWizard Why not?
@ShadowWizard Sad to see them go?
3:56 PM
no, that's not quite what's going to happen if you go nuclear
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact I can tell things work again, this was in my inbox
"And thus the parrot cometh and Andreas was struck by the sacred shoe with extreme grumpynes for the unwanted pings"
Said the Shadow Wizard: we warned him, the parrot shalt not be pinged
4:36 PM
@Tinkeringbell How unfortunate.
@SPArcheon Since the shoe is sacred, does that mean it actually smells good, for once?
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact still in the remake, reply is still the same. Second option.
@SPArcheon Delicious
– when viewing your enemy at a distance.
3 hours later…
8:00 PM
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact @Sha pinging me is personal and intimate. Please keep your nose out of it.
Rotating my body upside down to push my nose further down into the personal and intimate pings between @Sha and @M.A
@ShadowWizard since this is such an important chat where important world decisions are made, I always have a tab open
@AndreasmovedtoCodidact you just killed the romantic mood
@M.A.R. Infusing my own romance
exposes @Andreas to sunlight
Haha now you turned to stone
Losing my balance, falling on top of @M.A.R.
8:12 PM
Hey I just wanna be friends!
Since you're stone, your DEX is low and I can easily avoid you
Holding @M.A.R.’s hand by the hospital bed, wondering if he will wake up from the dreams of agility his coma plays over and over again.
All you Scandinavians are vikings with bushy beards. High STR but low DEX. Certainly no match for me with my curved middle Eastern scimitar and Arabic nomadic abaya
Yay! We have united the cultures of the world through stereotypes
If I turn to stone in sunlight, I am no fierce warrior, only one who hunts and devours Christians.
8:23 PM
I will do a mesmerizing battle dance and utter some guttural insults with desert music in the background. You will drink from barrels and eat food with your mouth open with your trusty battleaxe on your side and a big laugh.
But battle axes are tiny and fast.
Unless you mean the long two-handed shield-breakers.
Still no match against the spear: long and effective piercing.
@M.A.R. Here, dance to this:
3 hours later…
11:29 PM
Also I thought y'all were not Arabs. Iran/Persia is its own thing no?

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