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12:00 AM
problem can no longer be reproduced ^
 
That's a stretch.
Also a waste of your votes. We'll delete the post tomorrow either way, but it has to stay up long enough for folks to see it.
 
ok, i'll retract
 
I'm being lazy and taking SE life easy today. Expect no help of any kind for anything from me today. :)
 
but my plant is on it's last leg :( , I've been feeding it red bull to try to shock it back, but it's not working :(
 
@cVplZ There's your problem. Red Bull gives you wings, not legs.
3
 
12:14 AM
@cVplZ knows how to fix everything
won't tell
MUAHAHAHAHAHA!
17 days of MSE, and I get gold.
More days, that is..
 
user273376
@Rafflesiaarnoldii I see
 
@Haney Since search is on the mind; shameless plug meta.stackexchange.com/questions/223880/…
I'm an expert in why processing sorted arrays is faster than unsorted arrays now, though.
 
@AnnaLear Lies. You're so gullible, just a blind consumer like the rest of the SHEEPLE!
 
user259867
@cVplZ Most plants have only one leg, so that is normal.
 
user273376
12:20 AM
my plants were wiped out by a recent storm
 
@Rafflesiaarnoldii Anything scientific you got to back up that claim? :)
@SabreTooth Sorry, still won't help.
 
user273376
@Frank nah, they're gone and dusted - it was a bad storm
 
@Frank I don't think he wants to share anyways
 
Neither do I.
 
user273376
am thinking to delete an account or to just let it be ballast
 
user273376
12:22 AM
@Braiam excuse me?
 
@SabreTooth Try not to delete accounts.
 
user259867
@SabreTooth Deletion is fun. I did it a few times. Do it.
 
@SabreTooth Don't do it
 
user259867
@SabreTooth DO IT
 
@SabreTooth Don't do it!
 
user273376
12:23 AM
i already have deleted accounts earlier...but this situation is quite different
 
@SabreTooth GL?
 
user273376
@Frank no
 
I haz 131 accounts.
 
user273376
i can't do that
 
12:24 AM
@SabreTooth Good - you're valuable.
I hope not ES.
@SabreTooth y?
 
user273376
@Frank not a chance...i like ES
 
user259867
@Frank There's a new Economics site, and you don't have an account there.
 
user273376
and feel marginally useful there
 
user273376
@Frank can't contribute to most of them
 
@SabreTooth That doesn't mean you can't have accounts there.
For upvoting, commenting, flagging, etc.
 
12:26 AM
@Rafflesiaarnoldii Don't I?
 
I have 40 accounts with > 101
 
(I usually just create accounts as necessary, and I have 74 by now.)
 
@SabreTooth You can flag spam and OT stuff like I do.
 
user273376
i am a member of only 8....thinking of downsizing to 5
 
Heh, I only have 33/74 accounts with >101 rep (many from suggested edits), and 15 with ≥200.
 
12:28 AM
I only have 6, I learned 6 is the max I can efficiently troll at one time
 
user259867
An important threshold is 150. Then you can vote in mod elections.
 
@SabreTooth I'd encourage you not to delete accounts that you have rep on, just so you can be responsible.
 
user273376
all of my accounts are above 200
 
I only have 4 accounts with 150 ≤ rep < 200.
 
My lowest account is at 1.
 
12:29 AM
@Frank Lol, how? Lots of downvotes?
 
user273376
my lowest is A51 at 201
 
I have only 251 at A51.
I have over 20k on only one site, though.
 
user273376
i helped with the beta at HSM... did a pretty crap job
 
@SabreTooth I'm planning to help along coffee, and woodworking, if they ever go into pb.
 
I just recently got my 2nd and 3rd sites with 20k.
You know, this would be a lot easier if we just linked to our profiles. :P
 
12:33 AM
@Doorknob I always like to see MSE rep in folks profiles.
 
user273376
@Frank i posted about 20+ in meta HSM and 25 (2 deleted) in the main site there - not a nice recent experience
 
@SabreTooth My condolences...
 
I'm embarrassed by my profile lately. My SO activity usually comes in waves but it's been a long time since the last wave. I have shamefully low rep for the amount of time I've been a member and the amount of bitching I do on meta.
I wish you got rep for chatting.
 
user273376
@Frank ha ha ha
 
12:36 AM
I heard you can cash in 10 stars for 500 rep, but I think it was a scam.
 
I have way more fun flagging spam than answering crappy Java questions and functioning as a Google relay server anyways.
 
@SabreTooth ɐɥ ɐɥ ɐɥ
 
user273376
i was even likened to Ron Maimon.....so, I am apparantly rude too
 
Actually, since I'm apparently on this userscript-crazed mission to learn JavaScript lately, I guess I could benefit from answering some JS questions.
 
@SabreTooth If you think you're rude... Meet me!
puddinghead.
 
12:38 AM
The tag predictor says I hate jQuery, though. I'm not sure if I want to argue with it.
 
user273376
I could never contribute effectively to SO, not in a million years
 
user273376
@Frank that's Dr. Puddinghead to you
 
@SabreTooth Even by flagging junk?
 
user273376
i wouldn't know what is junk or not, I am pretty dumb
 
@JasonC How about you answer the one I just asked? (Sidenote: I asked a question on SO. It got an upvote. This is amazing! We need to record this in the books of history! A (real) question got upvoted on Stack Overflow!)
 
12:39 AM
@SabreTooth On SO just assume junk; you'll have about a 95% success rate, possibly higher if you stick to .
 
@SabreTooth Okay then, Dr. Headpudding...
 
And don't worry, you don't actually have to be able to understand the questions.
 
user273376
dang, android is the only programming I have marginal aptitude in
 
user259867
My recent contributions to SO were moving closed questions with no answers from +1 to 0. An example: "SOLVED: wow, I had wifi turned off which was preventing it from using my local network".
 
@Doorknob Oh good one; challenge accepted, after a smoke break, and assuming somebody who actually knows what they're talking about doesn't jump in first.
 
12:41 AM
@SabreTooth Nah, it's easy. Find a question blatantly asking for recommendations for something, and flag it. That's mostly how I got my Marshal badge.
I'm still the only SO user to have that badge without asking or answering anything, or editing.
Still 101 rep.
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Oh, there you go, star everything I say.
 
... oh the temptation
 
:D
 
I'll just jump on the bandwagon and star the thing that already has 2 stars.
 
3 syars, huh?
 
Yes, you bought the company South Yorkshire Animal Rescue 3 times. (Wow, not sure why you would waste so much money on all that, but it was your decision.)
(... how do you even buy something multiple times? :P)
 
user259867
12:48 AM
Maybe the question should be also tagged ? Using only and seems too generic.
 
@Doorknob Oh, they had a $5 rebate for each time you buy it.
GL's highest voted comments are both at +15, but one is better than the other.
 
@SmokeDetector fpu
 
@cVplZ Registered as false positive, added title to Bayesian doctype 'good', whitelisted user.
 
user273376
i am sure if I were to post or reply t anything on SO it would be downvoted so hard and so swiftly, it'll break the light barrier
 
@SabreTooth Well, not if you put effort into it, like most people don't...
good effort, that is...
 
user273376
12:55 AM
i alwys put effort in my posts
 
user273376
takes me 1-3 hours usually to write an answer
 
@SabreTooth On GL, it takes me an average of 3-10 mins - so there you go...
@SabreTooth Now this one took almost 20 mins, so is an exception.
 
user273376
@Frank but remember, I am as dumb as a bo of rocks
 
a bo of rocks?
 
user273376
12:59 AM
SEE? a box of rocks
 
@SabreTooth You're one BIG box of rocks, then. :P
 
@Frank I suspect you might be the only person on the entire SE network with that distinction. I've only checked a handful of the sites though.
There should really be a special badge for that, lol.
 
@JasonC if anyone else does, @jan probably does
 
@Rafflesiaarnoldii Haha, nice. I swear I just checked drupal.
 
user273376
1:01 AM
@Frank yes, the dumb kind
 
Oh, duh. I switched to drupal but forgot to run the query... facepalm
 
user273376
okay, I will stick with my 8, and maybe add a 9th (SO) - but will look over it before I decide
 
@SabreTooth I've got 79 myself.
 
user273376
though the only programming knowledge I have at a marginal proficient level is android
 
I can't program a watch...
 
user273376
1:06 AM
my watches immediately malfunction in contact with my skin
 
user273376
ironically, one of the jobs I do is as a Maths Teacher.... been looking at ME.SE...
 
MEH.SE
 
user273376
question - is having 12 revival and 3 necromancer badges from just 31 answers a bad thing?
 
"Use a backtick to add inline code which contents don't get parsed." is this correct grammar?
@SabreTooth Meh. Not necessarily.
 
@SabreTooth What answer do you expect? Of course it's bad!
 
1:10 AM
What? Why?
It's possible for them to not be bad.
 
user273376
I made sure the answers were researched
 
Because obviously, SE designed badges to get awarded when you do bad things, right? So, the answer to his question is 'bad'.
 
user273376
hmmm sorry I asked
 
@SabreTooth Me being sarcastic, sorry.
 
@bjb568 IS IT?!?!?!
@Frank It is irregular behavior which could mean bad behavior.
 
user273376
1:13 AM
huh?
 
@bjb568 No. It means someone was working on old questions and is getting rightfully rewarded.
 
But working on old question could mean rep-whoring.
Then again anything could.
 
user273376
hmmm never intended to do 'rep-whoring'
 
@SabreTooth I've seen your work, and it's legit - don't listen to the cat...
Sorry @bjb568 :P
 
I'm saying getting that many badges isn't a good thing. But it doesn't mean your answers are low-quality. High-quality answers are indicated by their… quality. Not badges.
@bjb568 assumes yes
 
user273376
1:17 AM
i doubt the quality in everything I do (side effect of a decade and half of teaching), that's why i ask
 
@bjb568 No. It is incorrect both grammatically and structurally. You need "whose" not "which": "Use a backtick to add inline code whose contents don't get parsed."
 
@bjb568 true. But I know the user's work, and it is above SE average.
 
@Frank Which is not much. But yes, my point is the quality is the most important.
 
@bjb568 And structurally, that's still wrong, since the backticks cause the contents to not be parsed, rather than being an indicator of "code whose contents should not be parsed" (outside of that context).
I would say something like "To indicate code and prevent it from being parsed, enclose it in backticks."
Or "Use backticks to indicate code, this will prevent it from being parsed."
 
"Enclose code in backticks to prevent it from being parsed."? (to match style)
 
1:21 AM
Oh, and "get parsed" isn't right either. "don't get parsed" => "should not be parsed".
 
user273376
my motives are to provide at last-acceptable answers to questions that I have some knowledge in - i assure all, it is not badge or rep 'whoring'
 
^bjb getting less than an 83 in English again
 
@bjb568 Yeah, that looks good, although it doesn't encourage unparseable code from being placed in backticks, which you probably also want to express. E.g. it suggests backticks as a workaround for code that is inappropriately parsed, rather than suggesting backticks for formatting code in general (and treating the no-parsing is a side-effect).
The primary purpose of enclosing code in backticks is to format code. It not being parsed is a desirable side-effect.
 
@SabreTooth Hmm, maybe I'm a rep-whore on GL? ;)
 
(And really, along those lines, I should have wrote, "Use backticks to indicate code, this will also prevent it from being parsed" earlier.)
 
user273376
1:25 AM
@Frank not at all
 
@Frank You have quality.
 
@Uni you were an audit
 
@SabreTooth With well over twice the rep of next user this quarter, etc, etc,
 
@JasonC Aghaghagh too complicated, I'm splitting it up…
 
Lol
 
user273376
1:26 AM
@Frank you do quality work, far better than I am able to do
 
But I must be a badge whore, I have the most gold badges of any user on GL.
@SabreTooth Nah, I just know stuff.
 
@bjb568 "Encode close in parsebacks. It won't not get ticks."
 
user273376
@Frank no you earned them
 
ZEH CODEZ IN ZEH BAKTIKZ R KEWL N NO R PARSED
 
@SabreTooth Yeah, but I tried to. Look at Bamboo, who doesn't care a whit about badges, has more rep than me, and no gold. (Also far fewer accepted answers, but I didn't just say that...)
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A: How do trees respond to solid, isolated, chunks of minerals such as iron, placed in the root zone?

J. MusserUnfortunately, you cannot substitute the iron for just any mineral. Iron is a big part of soil, see my answer here: Is rust from steel rainwater barrel harmful? It will not harm the tree if it is really only iron, not coated with anything. Now, even after it rusts, it will not necessarily be ab...

I lied! I wrote another answer...
 
1:30 AM
@bjb568 move backtick. for great justice.
 
user273376
also, I like answering questions
 
ID LIKE TO ENCLOSE MY CODE IN HER BACKTICKS, DAYYUUUUM
 
@SabreTooth Great!
 
Sorry wrong window
 
HER BACKTICKS MY CODE HER BACKTICKS
|o|
 
1:33 AM
That's what I'm talkin about
That girl's backticks go waaaaay back, if you know what I mean.
(Which, you do.)
 
Hey, I think this is one of those endlessly downhill conversations we were talking about.
 
Me like.
Derivative negative.
 
@SabreTooth Me too.
 
2 days ago, by Braiam
ALERT: the conversation is going downhill
 
I just discovered the best cat laser pointer game ever. Although I actually wonder if it borders on cruelty, lol.
If I just flash it for like a half a second so she sees it, she goes into insane hunting mode for like 10 minutes.
Then I wait until she's calmed down and do it again. It's kind of hilarious.
Chattering all over the place.
 
@JasonC Your wife?
 
@Frank No I tried that with my last girlfriend. I'm single now.
2
 
@JasonC Do you want to have DevDoodle full source access?
 
@JasonC Shine it straight into their eyes, they'll never se you coming...
 
1:55 AM
Lol
Worst bar game ever.
 
@JasonC aha! Ha!
 
@bjb568 Maybe? I don't know how much I can contribute.
 
Whatever. Link to github profile?
 
Done.
 
@bjb568 Thanks!!
 
@JasonC Review the pull req.
 
@Frank Unbalanced in what way?
@bjb568 TheUberKid's?
 
@JasonC Well, you can tell him that it's crap.
 
@JasonC I - voted far over twice what the next user did. Who does that? It's weird.
 
2:03 AM
socks
 
@bjb568 hey. >:[
 
:P
 
I haz only 1 sock.
 
I haz only
counts
 
13?
 
2:08 AM
@bjb568 If I want to make / suggest edits do I just click the edit button in github? (Sorry, github noob).
 
@Frank ~
@JasonC Edit what?
 
@bjb568 Grammar on the formatting help page.
In the pull request.
 
@JasonC You could, but it's a better idea to pull.
Are you on a mac or PC?
 
PC
 
@bjb568 wow man...
 
2:09 AM
Ugh…
@Frank :P
 
Does git not do line ending translations?
 
@JasonC No.
 
@bjb568 I have that already
That's kinda lame...
 
@JasonC Good. Push the clone button on the website.
 
@bjb568 d:
 
2:11 AM
 
That's actually surprisingly lame given it's position as being the next evolutionary step in cvs -> svn ->
Thanks. Can you freehand red circle that?
 
@JasonC UR CODE EDITOR DOZ LINE ENDINZ
@JasonC Ugh, just find the button!
 
@bjb568 I'm having trouble starting my browser. If I send you a screenshot of my desktop can you help me out?
I know it's one of the round icons but I'm not sure which
 
Ok.
You could also do join.me
 
Oh! Oh nope, that's Eclipse, hold on... there we go! Oh no wait, that's the Arduino editor.
 
2:13 AM
:P
 
(I'm being facetious)
 
U IZ NOOB
Can't you… search?
 
Hi
Is this a chat room?
 
@JasonC YESH
 
@JasonC go reed teh faqz.
 
2:14 AM
HI
 
dont yell
 
I CAN'T FIND MY KEYBOARD
 
@JasonC dude, ...
look under your fingers.
 
I CAN'T FIND MY FINGERS
 
Yay, @Frank miss the sarcasm.
@JasonC LOOK 2 UR HANDZ
 
2:16 AM
@JasonC Look at the end of your flippers.
 
IF NO HANDZ THAN PAWZ
O FLIPPERZ
 
If I send you a selfie can you freehand red circle my fingers??
2
 
Just get the github thing open!
 
Sorry I just deleted my github account. Let's start over.
 
It's coming over me too.... WHAT THE HECK IS STACK EXCHANGE AND WHO ARE YOU ALL?!?!
@JasonC Bahahahahaha
mops coffee from all over the room
 
2:18 AM
Haha nice.
 
HOW JQUERY PHP WORK SYNERGY
 
Oh yeah. Anyways.
 
1.
 
2.
 
^bot
2
 
2:19 AM
^bot
2
 
^bot
2
 
"Mister" ^bot LOL
Train jumping is dangerous
 
@JasonC wasf ertyg sdfgh rtyuigfd sdtyu dftyitf srdtfyuh
 
@Frank That's racist.
 
ok, was testing google translate, which did nothing.
 
2:21 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: SQL JTEXTFIELD DELETE ROW by user1294476 on stackoverflow.com
 
OMG, A TASK! WE HAVE A TASK!
 
^bot
 
Who will get their edit in first?
^butt
sorry
 
First DV/CV.
 
Lol butts are funny
 
2:23 AM
Lol
Take that, you mature old people!
 
@bjb568 takes it
 
Who are luckily not present in the room at the given time mostly.
 
Taking bets on how long before somebody posts a little bobby tables xkcd link on that question.
 
@JasonC 3 days.
 
Not sure if you need the ";" at the end, but you should be using a PreparedStatement instead — MadProgrammer 44 secs ago
8 minutes.
@JasonC Did you get github to work yet?
 
2:25 AM
@bjb568 Oh sorry I got sidetracked.
 
:D
 
Aw man now I have to decide where I want to store this.
 
: ‍ ‍ ‍ D
 
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\en-US\DevDoodle. Perfect.
 
@JasonC Money?
I'll find a place.
 
2:27 AM
Just put it on your desktop or something.
 
@Frank Lol butts are funny
 
@JasonC Maybe my back pocket...
where my wallet is
to all pick-pockets out there
 
Dear pick-pockets, Frank keeps his wallet in his butt. Which is funny. Because butts are funny. Lol.
Hi I'm 33 years old.
 
@JasonC so wrong
Do trees have butts?
 
I bet yahoo answers knows.
 
user259867
2:29 AM
Shog9 posted the results of the experiment, in case you missed it as I did.
 
I'll give you cake if you go find out, I/m too lazy.
 
user259867
Easy to miss updates to a post with -25.
 
@Frank Lol, oh god. Thank god for BuzzFeed. buzzfeed.com/lookoverthere/6-examples-of-tree-butt-j9q
 
@JasonC Ha ha have some cake.
Wow, seriously. That would be so weird to come across in the woods.
 
@bjb568 I've got it cloned although I'm unsure how the formatting pull request fits in here.
Also I totally forgot what I wanted to edit.
 
2:33 AM
Change branch to formatting-help.
Open the file you want from your local filesystem.
Edit.
Commit.
Sync.
 
@Rafflesiaarnoldii Shog has no idea what problem he's actually trying to solve.
 
For once in my life, I almost believe that is true.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in username: calling java method in javascript by Baba on stackoverflow.com
 
user259867
2:49 AM
^ why is this on the active list?
 
@Rafflesiaarnoldii Community ♦ bump
 
user259867
Wee Kat's answer makes sense enough to be upvoted, doesn't it? Upvoted
 
@JasonC That's what you're trying to do, BTW
(back after butt explody)
 
@bjb568 Yeah I'm looking at it. Who is your target audience for this?
 
@JasonC Users
Like, IDK, programmers with at least a medium-y level experience probably young enough to be in school.
 
2:54 AM
With the assumption that they've never done much posting on forums before / aren't aware of etiquette?
(That's a real question, not snark)
 
Well, I'll need to do a page on etiquette, but that's not for that page.
(yes)
 
notices answer quality then realizes it's not puzzling SEbjb568 52 secs ago
 
user259867
flags as too chatty
 
user259867
 
3:03 AM
lol
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A: How can I use a non-breaking space before an inline-block-default element, such as a <button>?

Elise ChantThe best you can do I think would be to wrap them in a div with a fixed width, to restrict the flexible width issue that you're facing. <div style="min-width:100px;"><p>thisssssssssssss </p><button>isssssssssss another</button></div>

 
@bjb568 I like how we downvoted and posted near-identical comments at almost the same time.
 
I told ya, @Frank! Socks!
 
@Doorknob perhaps you could be more articulate — Elise Chant 28 secs ago
wat o_o
 
3:42 AM
doorknob-is-a-knob
 
@bjb568 He's not wrong. :D
 
Doesn't knob… have other meanings?
Yup, urban confirms.
 
... well if you look at it that way...
 
Who doesn't?
 

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