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12:02 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword with email in answer: Do lemons help cure cancer? by Patricia Ann Digregorio on skeptics.stackexchange.com
 
12:52 AM
Morning
How is everyone?
 
user202362
hay fever ... going for an antihistamine pill soon
 
1:14 AM
That sucks
 
1:40 AM
I have a stomach ache that's pretty bad if I'm not curled up into a ball.
It's been a couple hours now.
 
user202362
Oo :(
 
pats kiity cat Hope you feel better man! Stomach aches suck
 
2:34 AM
Anyone ever had to order methods in a class automatically in a way that's not alphabetical?
Like I want to order methods in a certain order but I've got a ton of classes with the same method names and don't want to do it manually
 
Eww
 
yeah.... it's less than ideal, but I'd like to get it done
If only banks could standardise how they work out how much money to lend to people
 
user202362
@JamesENL function overloading?
 
sadly no... it turns out that most banks like calculating things like Net Income, Living Expenses and max loan amount, but they like calculating them in spectacularly different ways. So basically we have a Java class per bank that contains all the logic for that particular bank with private methods doing the actual calculation.
I want to reorder the private methods so that the method calculating gross income is first, followed by taxable income then net income, then tax etc etc etc
I know the order I want, but Eclipse doesn't want to do anything other than alphabetical, and Mr Google has return zilch
 
3:05 AM
Happy editing. :)
Well, that or learn perl. 😈
 
I might see if Ruby can do something
 
Mr Turing suggests it can. So can assembly language. Which I don't recommend.
 
Hmmm yeah, I might steer clear of assembly
 
Are you reasonably adroit with any real dynamic language? Use that one then.
But don't use Java, god's teeth man.
Nor for text hacking I mean.
 
I wouldn't dare
 
3:08 AM
I had a PhD guy who only knew Java. It took him infinite time to do little routine script-like tasks.
You just have to get all your methods into an array, then spit them out again in a prescribed order.
 
Shouldn't be too hard <-- Famous last words
 
About a 10-minute task, assuming you already know the language you're using for it.
Which means 30 minutes because everything always takes thrice as long as you hope.
I'm going to bed. If you don't have anything by tomorrow, hit me up.
 
:P I'll see what I can get done
 
Good luck, and don't let the garbage collector bite.
 
user202362
 
5:02 AM
If I want to post a question on Meta (of one of Beta SE site) about proposing Favicon for site then what image-scaling criteria should I mention?
 
 
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10:32 AM
@JNat hey, do your super powers include global reset of display name and avatar or a user, across all sites? stackexchange.com/users/6836632/jm97?tab=accounts
He is impersonating "Moderator" on many sites, with SE logo as avatar.
(one, two, three, four) - and probably more, though not in all accounts.
 
Hey Shadow
 
hey Magi
 
I found some truly scary stuff
 
Oh @JNat also I personally don't believe this, but even if he's right probably suspension is better for now, to prevent the hacker/troll from using his account. No?
 
A company that scrapes and aggregates careers information and link visiting information from all over the web and aggregates it in a credit-score like "J-score" to predict how likely it is you're looking for a new job, and then sells this information to employers.
 
10:37 AM
@ShadowWizard Haven't had a look at that, but animuson had, and the user contacted us in the meantime too. We'll see where that goes
@ShadowWizard Also, done
 
Apparently through facebook cookie tracking they can purchase a pretty extensive profile of most of all user's browser history.
Also relevant to JNat
I opened a Meta.SE discussion about whether or not it violates the ToS on SO
 
@JNat awesome, thanks!
@Magisch well, Facebook tracks your activity and sells it to anyone, that's no secret. Google also keeps track of every move you make, including in real life using the mobile phone GPS, that's also not a secret anymore. So adding SO Jobs to this (there is no more Careers, it's an old term that was replaced by "Jobs") isn't such a big issue IMO.
 
@ShadowWizard I thought SE wanted to not be scraped by dubious third parties for information
 
@ShadowWizard Maybe if they see my answers on Science&Fiction Hasbro will hire me?
 
10:43 AM
And the additional implications of using this against the user's will to provide a predicition on how likely it is that they'll leave their current job
 
@Magisch maybe they don't want, but can't really fight it.
@Derpy might be! :D
 
They're most likely going to use the metadata (e.g. your SO activity during a typical work day). The data is freely available in the data dump, it seems unlikely any ToS can protect us against this kind of use — Pëkka 2 hours ago
 
@ShadowWizard firewall rules and lawsuits are both an option
SE and sites like linkedIn have an interest in this not coming to pass
 
Pëkka probably hit it on the head here, as long as they're not using any of that profile information stuff...
 
@Magisch still, can't see any big issue here that really needs action from SE side. Most they can do, probably, is send a formal letter to the scrapers.
 
10:45 AM
@ShadowWizard They can firewall-block scraping, and they could sue them if indeed their use violates ToS
 
I think suing is the worst worst worst worst worst case scenario. Do you really think SE wants to engage in a legal battle?
 
If I was SE or linked In, I'd sue anyone trying this out of business
May be expensive, but widespread adoption of such an app could kill off SE's business model
When it becomes a liability to be active on SE, people will stop doing that in swaths
 
... how? It's some random startup that probably no one has ever heard of. And is so inaccurate no one should even look at it. I doubt it would ever be widely adopted.
 
Never underestimate human stupidity
 
Still, I would give it a 99% of failure. There's nothing there.
 
10:50 AM
Shady Background check products are also wildly inaccurate and at best misleading, yet they're used all the time.
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer: How to Modify comment reply form by oliver on drupal.stackexchange.com
 
@hichris123 I want one of those castle-shaped buckets if you invite me ...
 
user202362
11:05 AM
they can track you anyway they want to, but if you have a really good brain, it's still yours
 
^ This is not a software error btw. The guy literally posted 5 spam answers to the same question
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in answer: da vinci jr. nozzle diagram by cegonsoft9 on 3dprinting.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in answer: da vinci jr. nozzle diagram by cegonsoft9 on 3dprinting.stackexchange.com
 
Spam flagging help please, that guy is using multiple accounts, so it's not easily nuked by a mod
 
Account created. Flagging as we speak. Doing fancy twirls to give it some artistic value
 
@Bart ty
 
12:01 PM
How can he create different accounts with the same hash ...
Ah no, unregistered
A whole host of spam here as well: 3dprinting.stackexchange.com/questions/2750/…
Aaaand, I'm out of flags
 
I'm adding the website to the blacklist to detect all posts
 
Sounds like a plan
 
12:38 PM
Sounds like an airplane
 
Sounds like Superman
 
It's a bird.
 
No, it's a duck
 
12:54 PM
It's the FSM!
 
1:09 PM
finite-state machine!
 
user202362
 
user202362
style, meh haz it!
 
My line is more flat!
 
Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between middle school and grad-level lectures.
 
@bjb568 My math prof did the same thing
 
1:18 PM
@bjb568 let me guess, you are posting this now during a class, from your phone? ;)
 
No laptops, no handys, no calculators. The only permitted thing were pencils and a notebook during his lectures
 
user202362
back in the dinosaur age (when I was in uni), there was no smart phones ..
 
@Telkitty but then the people were smarter
 
user202362
 
user202362
1:28 PM
hasn't had anyone trying to hack my accounts for a long time 3 months
 
You tried hacking into your own account?
 
user202362
not me
 
1:42 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Offensive answer detected: What are the optimal N-P-K levels for fertilizing potatoes? by Daddysgirl69420 on gardening.stackexchange.com
 
1:54 PM
@ShadowWizard :D
 
I've seen that question on many sites, so I guess all beta sites have in the tour the question "How to prevent unicorns from eating daisies." (And on graduated sites the question in tour is picked from the actual questions on the site.)
Nice thing is that on gardening.SE asking about unicorns eating daisies seems almost as an on-topic question.
 
2:34 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Manually reported answer: what version of IE is on my Windows 8.1 phone by Ajil on windowsphone.stackexchange.com
 
Pfff, this @AdamLear deleting questions while I'm leaving polite comments. Such a bully.
 
@Bart it's okay, the user can still see it... assuming they have the question open somewhere
 
:D Yeah, should be fine
And I don't want my politeness to be visible for too long anyway. I've got a reputation to uphold.
 
Yeah, I figured you needed some time to sit down and wait till the momentary desire to be polite passes. Happens to the best of us.
 
Found it! meta.stackexchange.com/questions/284474/… - you're very polite, @Bart! :P
 
2:46 PM
Damn you and your investigative abilities!
 
I might just send you my code to figure out where my bug is hiding.
 
fighting the desire to post screenshot so everyone will see
@Bart findmybug@shadowwizard.com
 
I can't believe you don't have that domain yet
 
Never had the time... or enough reason...
 
3:01 PM
wait... @Bart how come you don't own bart.com yet? :D
 
Oooh, that's available ...
 
yup, was taken in the past though
Probably the previous Bart got too much headache out of it.... :P
 
Ah yeah, seems Godaddy wants at least 4k$ for it
 
whoa, lol
> Sorry, bart.com is only available at auctions.
 
Myeah
I'll start a fundraiser
 
3:04 PM
Well, you can take over bart.gov
Kickstarter project: "Hello, I am Bart and I want to buy bart.com. Please help me."
But what will you give those who donate? Cookies?
 
3:20 PM
For some reason, it's lunchtime for me but the skewl is holding us in class for 20m for unknown reasons.
Students say there may be a dog outside.
 
@bjb568 natural enemy of the cat. Stay inside.
@ShadowWizard glass-shaped cookies?
@ShadowWizard bart.ninja is still available
 
@Bart The report is now that there are students rather than a dog outside.
 
Those two are easily confused of course
 
3:45 PM
Lunch just ended but I still haven't been let out to lunch.
Lunch is, fortunately, guaranteed by law.
 
 
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5:18 PM
I'm getting a bit too often the last couple of weeks that questions get a close vote / flag on MSE that I honestly believe should stay open. Is that something I only notice or is my close-worthy detector out of tune? For example this and this
 
5:48 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] All-caps answer, link at end of answer: How can I stop people posting on my homepage on Facebook? by Vatasescu Lenuta on webapps.stackexchange.com
 
 
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6:48 PM
@bjb568 hot dog?
And did you eventually eat?
@Bart yeah, for $5 donations. For $100 you'll have to try harder, and for $1000 give your real glasses, signed of course.
@rene you're not alone, it's like that forever (at least since the split), and still no idea who's behind this. Not important enough to bother too much over it though, unless it will oscillate.
 
OK, for now I assume it is not me then
 
:)
!!/blame
 
@ShadowWizard It's rene's fault.
 
I disagree :)
 
7:29 PM
uh oh. runs
 
7:58 PM
@ShadowWizard It turned out to be a twitter bomb threat or something so they had police dogs sniffing things.
 
8:26 PM
WTH, apparently Dropbox spoofs macOS's admin password prompt, stores the password, and grants itself access to system APIs with it without permission.
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer: Can I buy malaria medication in India? by Marcel Iures on travel.stackexchange.com
 
@bjb568 wow, scary... all is good I guess? No bomb?
@bjb568 well, you must admit... smart move!
 
@ShadowWizard No, just delays.
 
sd k
@bjb568 and you had extra time for lunch? Or did you eat during class?
 
Class was prolonged and wasted. Lunch was regular lengthed.
 
8:45 PM
Well, all good I guess. Glad it's all behind you - another story to tell your children. ;)
 
9:07 PM
Another story to make them wish they took a nap instead.
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Email in answer: How do you overthrow a government without violence? by Dirthead Head on worldbuilding.stackexchange.com
 
 
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11:47 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in answer, bad keyword with email in answer: Translation of "I would be more than happy to (do something)." by Raymond Natasha on spanish.stackexchange.com
 

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