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12:00 AM
Cause SD's "Tired and Emotional" and needs to "return to their domicile"?
(Go home smoke detector, you are drunk ;p)
 
@JourneymanGeek I don't really know. But that's what I believe needs to be discussed. As @Shog mentioned and as it was at that comments at @YCS question, that seems to be more a symptom of something going wrong in more depth.
 
Also, go home, Catija, it's 7 pm.
 
@πάνταῥεῖ more precisely, considering what Tim's said, how do we deal with people who clearly don't want to change?
 
@Catija pressing? ;)
 
user315433
It's 0 UTC, a brand new day.
 
12:02 AM
@ShadowWizard That's a lot of missing letters... but then, he complains about not being able to edit tweets a lot.
 
02:02 here ...
 
user315433
Full of the promise... new answers to new questions... new spam trends, new meta hysterics...
 
@Catija maybe autocorrect. Maybe intentional, since pee is pressing a LOT when it needs out. Only @Nick can tell. ;)
 
I'm just surprised it took so many people to release.
 
12:04 AM
:6836299 Southern Bavaria
 
@πάνταῥεῖ I made a math error.
 
@Catija release what/who?
 
@SonicWizard How stupid. Sheldon would fell into syncope :-P ...
 
@JourneymanGeek What do you think of my answer here? meta.stackexchange.com/questions/308643/…
 
user315433
 
@ShadowWizard the pee...
 
@ShadowWizard AFK :-D ...
 
@Catija hah, Nick was complaining about the inability to edit tweets some time back
@πάνταῥεῖ posted an answer there
> I do not deny the fact I misbehave. Too much incompetence is driving me nuts, that's true. It's a cumulative effect.
that's kind of a problem
 
@JourneymanGeek Rather kind of a symptom as I've mentioned.
 
@πάνταῥεῖ where do you think current mechanisms fall short?
that is to say, why do people think its fine to scare people off as opposed to just voting?
 
12:21 AM
@JourneymanGeek I dunno actually, I want to discuss that.
"scare people off" Doesn't meet my point. Better filters maybe.
 
That's what he's doing.
What's a bad quality filter that's not overboard look like?
 
@JourneymanGeek Again: I'm not defending YCS's behavior!
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Manually reported answer: Why Erdogan hates Bashar Al Assad? by The Away Days on politics.SE
 
Not indicating you are. More that "Is there a reason/reasoning behind the behaviour?"
(yes, large numbers of poor quality posts can be frustrating. But least in theory there's mechanisms that should handle it. Are they not scaling? Not enough votes/voters?)
 
12:40 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in answer, bad keyword in username, blacklisted username, blacklisted website in answer, potentially bad keyword in answer: Is a Turkish driving license required as a foreign national to drive in Turkey long term? by The Away Days on expatriates.SE
 
(cc @Catija )
 
Out of the 7, 6 top questions are about Quack Overflow in the weekly news letter I just got!!
 
Quack
2
 
status-planned
Parenting is about to have the first ever pro tempore election. If it goes well, we'll finally be able to start completing this request. — Jon Ericson ♦ 3 hours ago
 
which kinda blurs the line between beta and post beta sites even more ^^
 
12:55 AM
@JourneymanGeek Yes, and after the successful election, I think they may remove the beta label. (Though graduation remains). /cc @Catija
 
WTF was my message deleted?
@Pandya I doubt it.
 
:p
 
Can someone please ask rossipedia why my message was removed?
 
@Catija may I know what the messgae was?
 
> Apparently it was supposed to be "peering".
 
12:58 AM
Message ID 6836343
 
user315433
A downvote on the answer on CSS and JS Advice? (SO) would get the wretched thing deleted without too much hassle.
 
@SFTP You could go into SOCVR? They deal with requests for delete votes against questions that barely evade the Roomba.
 
user315433
Too many rules.
 
user315433
Accepted "answer" of the day award:
 
user315433
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A: MySQL to MySQLi Conversion not working

DeMamaYou know what? You are rude. You should be happy that these kind of websites exists on the internet. We coders help each other, not write code for each other. So to be a good person, I googled your question in 0.0000005 seconds, and guess what? The first result gave me the answer to your questi...

 
1:03 AM
How on earth did that survive 5 years
 
@Taryn I think you should make a flowchart similar to the one you made for questions, for answers
 
user315433
@SonicWizard That's no longer her job though. CM->DBA
 
@SFTP As a side project
 
user315433
(Not that making flowcharts was her job to begin with)
 
4 mins ago, by Sonic Wizard
https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/308793/representation-of-nonlinear-diff‌​erential-equation
 
1:05 AM
@SonicWizard I have enough regular work. I don’t need a side project.
 
@Taryn So who's the right person to contact regarding making a flowchart for answers?
 
The key to regular work is outsourcing
 
user315433
@SonicWizard Meta
 
@Taryn But, hey... it's almost Friday... that's got to be an improvement from Tuesday.
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer: How bad can teething pain be? by Jasmine Foster on parenting.SE
 
1:07 AM
@SonicWizard you’d probably have to ask a question similar to the one about questions but I wouldn’t expect an answer any time soon. It took a while to dig through all the question flows.
@Catija meh it’s been a “fun” week
 
user315433
I guess it's more of [support] than [feature-request]
 
Sorry. :(
 
Oh well. It happens
 
user202362
local pigeons seem to have a GPS on the chickens, they follow chooks everywhere with the intention of stealing their food
 
user202362
chooks would chase them ... on feet & they would escape ... on feet
 
1:11 AM
I was in India, in a national park where monkeys would often attack people for their food. I was holding on to a sealed tin of snacks. The monkeys scared me into giving it away, but had so much trouble opening it that they just abandoned it and let me pick it up.
 
user202362
next time bring hot and spicy food and give it to the monkeys for charitable ... or research purposes ...
 
They won't steal that...they're looking for sweets. In fact, it was safe to operate masala lemonade stands there.
But no stands for kaju katli
Did I tell you guys about the time in high school when I brought a hot plate from the school's chemistry lab and used it to make crepes in class...delicious
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in answer, bad keyword in username, blacklisted username, blacklisted website in answer, potentially bad keyword in answer: What are the reasons why the capital of Turkey is Ankara rather than Istanbul? by The Away Days on history.SE
 
1:28 AM
Huh, that question that I linked above still only has 3 close votes in 30 minutes...
 
user315433
Quiet time. I'm <3K at Meta for the time being.
 
user315433
I also less "less than three" Meta than I used to.
 
user315433
Nicolas is declaring war on SO scrapers that translate content into Russian automatically... by blacklisting them on ru.SO. Hmm.
 
user202362
How do I know the 'toy' I am playing with is not getting me banned everywhere inadvertently?
 
1:52 AM
It probably is.
(More seriously, people will probably politely yell at you first)
 
user315433
It's hard to type in darkness on a shaking bus, without backlit keyboard
 
user202362
2:20 AM
so a site has a rather long loading time, how is caching software and cloudflare going to mitigate that issue?
 
user315433
By throwing 403 and blaming it on you, probably.
 
user315433
is chat search borked
 
user315433
At least the chat still has a cool cat working on ur problems, instead of some boring robot
 
2:35 AM
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Q: Server error when searching in chat

Sonic WizardI just tried to make a search on Meta Stack Exchange Chat by typing into the search box in the top right in a chat room, but I got a server error when doing so: https://chat.meta.stackexchange.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/search

@JennaSloan My den's open to testing Pseudohuman
@Shog9 This is an emergency...please fix
 
user315433
Emergency... Shog's userId is 811. Not 911 but close enough
 
Search is all kinds of broken right now. SRE's aware and working on it.
 
user315433
> 811 is the phone number you call before digging to protect yourself and others from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines.
 
We are working on resolving the issues with Stack Overflow search now.
I thought that was 411
 
@SFTP 811 also happens to be Shog's user ID here on MSE
@Catija Directory assistance?
 
user315433
2:45 AM
Not just happens, it's from Meta being MSO
 
Oh, wait, it's 311
 
@Catija
 
511
 
user202362
300 Multiple Choices
301 Moved Permanently
302 Found
303 See Other
304 Not Modified
 
An N11 code (N-one-one) is a three-digit telephone number used in abbreviated dialing in some telephone administrations of the North American Numbering Plan (NANP). == Services == N11-numbers are used to access to special services, for example: 2-1-1: Community services and information (e.g.: United Way of America) 3-1-1: Municipal government services, non-emergency number 4-1-1: Directory assistance 5-1-1: Traffic information or police non-emergency services 6-1-1: Telephone company (telco) customer service and repair 7-1-1: TDD and Relay Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 8-1-1:...
 
user315433
2:47 AM
So I guess the rule is to ping Shog before digging into SO/SE tooling, with new features or bugfixes.
 
Dig it.
 
user202362
you can try to plant shog, then maybe, just maybe, you get half website full of shogs
 
user202362
I think I am allergic to dragon fruit, I only ate it twice in my entire life, every time I end up vomiting my heart out ... still feeling sick ...
 
user315433
3:38 AM
Nick's so busy fixing search, he forgot to tweet about it from Stack Status
 
Nick & Shane believe they've identified the problem, and are restarting search; searches may be slow / unavailable for a bit.
 
user315433
4:08 AM
Works for me now.
 
user315433
Jun 30 '15 at 22:26, by Shog9
CF: "we may not be able to find your site, but we'll guarantee your customers will see an error page implying it's your fault"
 
user202362
Not going with cloudflare - it needs network twitches and with my current skill level I am sure it will send the whole site collapse at some point in the future. So trying caching solution first.
 
user315433
PPCG users want to lose their privileges, even without getting a design in return
 
user315433
IIRC those are still tied as one site setting, so... in 6-8 after Joe's theming plan is implemented...
 
4:26 AM
@SFTP that's incorrect
There's a site setting that overrides privilege levels on a graduated site and forces them back down to public beta levels. But it has nothing to do with any styling.
All privileges are site settings too, so they could also be manually adjusted if it was really necessary
 
5:24 AM
 
5:49 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted website in body, link at end of body, potentially bad keyword in body, repeated URL at end of long post: Find out About Health Halt Cream by healthusa on superuser.com
 
6:35 AM
@SFTP and yet Anime.SE has graduated with beta rep privilege...
 
Why doesn't this question of mine have related questions?
 
user315433
6:48 AM
@HTTPS As all graduated-without-design sites.
 
user315433
Which is what made me think (mistakenly) that privileges are tied to design.
 
user315433
@SonicWizard I guess ElasticSearch is used to generate Related... When stuff was down, it didn't get generated. Now it will be some time until next rebuilt of Related sidebar (it is rebuilt periodically, on the scale of days I think), unless someone kicks it manually.
 
@SFTP Evidence?
 
user315433
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A: Why don't I see the "related questions" column?

Nick CraverWe managed to make elastic search hard crash - it's back up and I'm taking a look at the 140gig heap dump now. Related questions will reappear on all questions as they're accessed. Note: as far as this question goes, status-completed, but I'm still looking into the root cause.

 
6:55 AM
Oh wow, not only my internet crashed, ElasticSearch too...
 
Is it just me who enjoys looking at the most downvoted questions on Meta, and read through all that drama for entertainment?
 
@Unitato not only you...
 
Haha thats nice, it's really hilarious down there
Stuff like "Buy reputation" always cracks me up
 
user315433
@Unitato Most controversial posts query has 60 stars and 117K views
 
Not only on mother Meta, but also on per-site metas...
 
user315433
6:58 AM
A more refined approach for finding drama than just "most downvoted".
 
Woooow! There is a query called "most controversial questions"?
This is gonna be fun
For me, seeing newbs who dont know the rules bitch on meta is the most hilarious for me.
 
user315433
"Affiliate Ads Are Coming To The Network" made top 7 which I didn't really expect.
 
stuff like "I was downvoted, why?"
 
user315433
Have them come already?
 
user202362
Baba (Egyptian god) or Babi, an Egyptian god in the shape of a baboon
 
user202362
7:02 AM
sounds about right ...
 
@TelKitty I heard something 'oink' though
 
this here is some neutron bomb level cringe: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/256254/…
 
Whoa good find @Magisch
Me likey this one
 
7:30 AM
Lol
 
user315433
> I just can't believe all the things people say
 
8:01 AM
Maybe we should just give everyone a randomised username and ava ;p
that would keep people from assuming gender.
(not serious)
 
@JourneymanGeek You take away my floating smiley and I'll take away your happiness
 
@Magisch heh, folks are convinced I'm as SE sucessful as I am cause I have a cute dog as an ava ;p
Have been for years
 
@JourneymanGeek certainly didn't hurt in your election did it :p
This smiley has become more then just an avatar
 
@Magisch Its possible ;p
 
I use it everywhere
 
8:34 AM
@JourneymanGeek more serious proposal. Hide usernames and rep scores everywhere outside the chat.
 
@Derpy I think something similar has been asked and several times already
 
@Magisch I know
 
8:50 AM
@Derpy or have seeing them as an earned privilege
 
user310756
9:05 AM
 
@YvetteColomb Based on the rest of australia, it's reasonable to assume that thing is highly venomous and about to murder the person holding it :p
 
user310756
@Magisch yep - yep correct :D
 
@Magisch there's a joke I saw the other day that the american and austrialian possum got swapped.
 
user310756
@JourneymanGeek ?
 
user310756
what was the outcome?
 
9:11 AM
@YvetteColomb the austrilian one is harmless
the american one is terrifying
 
user310756
@JourneymanGeek our possums are nocturnal and we have two types. One is prey to cats, the other will give a cat a good run for it's money. they are not prone to attacking people. They're pretty beautiful
 
opposing the opposum
 
yup
and the american ones have bad PR ;p
 
FYI @Glorfindel I manually modified the "welcome" message in AutoReviewComments to change "Meta" to "Meta Stack Exchange". The welcome message is not actually part of the comment.
 
10:03 AM
@YvetteColomb awwwwwww
 
10:31 AM
@JourneymanGeek That's only because they haven't still discovered how the Australian one hunts its preys
 
10:54 AM
Australia is the country with the suicide bush so i'm not buying this one isn't svage in some way
 
11:54 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Manually reported answer: reCAPTCHA v2 for Joomla 2.5 by Muhammet Çakıcı on joomla.SE
 
@rene heh, I think that "how should I ask" question belongs on MSE too
 
12:53 PM
^ no brain found
 
I guess Shog deleted it
 
Not surprised. Twas a bit brainless a question.
 
waffles
@JourneymanGeek it can be migrated now in case anyone is interested in that ...
 
@rene cupcakes
 
Maybe without the comment disaster
 
1:07 PM
@rene would need a CM no?
oh
I didn't comment ;p
 
New FR: allow high-rep users (10k+, 15k+, or 20k+ users) to vote to migrate questions on MSE to any per-site meta
Additional, optional part: allow 3k+ users to submit concurring votes for migration to the same site, provided that a high-rep user votes first
@JourneymanGeek @rene What would you guys think of that?
 
I remember that we don't need more moderation privileges. We just need a personal writing space/blog.
 
@HTTPS like the ones every site... OH WAIT...
 
So this way, having a truly good, high-quality question where the only thing wrong with it is that it should be posted on a per-site meta would no longer require having to get an SE employee to migrate. (I see SE employees migrating such questions at least once a week or so.)
@JourneymanGeek Another advantage of doing that would be that I have one less reason to ping Shog here.
 
@SonicWizard Costs dev time && marginally useful == never gonna happen
 
1:20 PM
re: "improve title" MSE post, I tried to replicate it on SO but failed to get any popup that says about similar posts have been downvoted or something.
and I only saw 3 negative-score questions and 1 closed question from the suggested posts...
Also, no need to migrate. OP can post it on MSO on their own
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Manually reported answer: Name for an ordered k-combination with repetition? by sam on math.SE
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Pattern-matching website in body: Hyderabad to Thane : via NH65 by Jagla Hudda on travel.SE
 
@SmokeDetector i think this is NAA
@SmokeDetector this seems a legit question
 
1:36 PM
@SonicWizard meh.
needs code, not so much gain
 
2:04 PM
Good morning @Catija
@JourneymanGeek Your comment proven wrong
in Charcoal HQ on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, 22 secs ago, by K.Dᴀᴠɪs
Welp. Just ran out of flags for Travel
 
user315433
2:21 PM
@SonicWizard -1 On the rare occasion where such high quality meta question appears, we want SE employees to spend at least a few seconds looking at it, at least while picking a reason from the close dialog.
 
user315433
Which is probably all the attention it's going to get.
 
user315433
> Just answer it :) This depends on how much time you want to spend when you know it's a duplicate, you just aren't sure what the best target might be. meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/365655/…
 
user315433
Tim is on a Spring of Love campaign
 
user315433
Still snow all around, windy, and freezing. Not feeling it (either love or spring).
 
So, its a second winter of discontent?
 
2:29 PM
Winter is coming (again)!?
 
user315433
2:42 PM
I want to bind middle-click to "cast a spam flag on this post"... but then again, wouldn't work when I'm on a Chromebook.
 
 
Finally, I can do this!!!
 
666 helpful flags
oh my
 
2:58 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in link text in answer: In-place upgrades for Windows Server (updated for Y2016) by jshessen on serverfault.com
 
user315433
> we’re just a few weeks away from launching Stack Overflow Teams, the biggest upgrade to Stack Overflow ever,
 
user315433
Where did I hear that "biggest upgrade" before?
 
user315433
New post by Joel: The Stack Overflow Age, apparently the beginning of a series.
 
user315433
looks for the edit button to remove "Hi, everyone"
 
3:13 PM
July 31, 2008 was the birthdate, right?
 
user315433
Yes
 
user315433
> The company today has 250 employees, is profitable
 
user315433
after the radical cost cutting...
 
Anonymous
🥁
 
user315433
A polygon with four sides, right angles, with opposite sides parallel.
 
user315433
3:22 PM
Um, the last one is redundant, follows from the right angles property.
 
3:34 PM
@SFTP Where'd you get that from?
 
user315433
My interpretation of READ's message above mine.
 
@SFTP Not necessarily true. A trapezoid can have multiple right angles and one pair of opposite sides parallel
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Manually reported answer (batch report: post 1 out of 2): How can I receive phone calls through Wi-Fi on an Android phone? by Kristi Allen on android.SE
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Manually reported answer (batch report: post 2 out of 2): Why can't Android phones record VoIP calls? by Kristi Allen on android.SE
 
user315433
Okay, I meant all right angles
 
sd 2k
 
user315433
3:45 PM
@YvetteColomb "some just want to bite off your finger"
 
Bite off? No, Its probably laying its young, which will gradually eat you from the inside out...
 
@SFTP Just another pedantic joke...
 
user315433
looks out at the snowscape Eh, what's a little venomous finger biting between friends.
 
4:26 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Username similar to website in answer: Cannot install Elementary Tweaks in Loki by ysfl on elementaryos.SE
 
 
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5:39 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted user: Foreign Tax Credit / form 1116 by user68799 on money.SE
 
user315433
@SmokeDetector f
 
What bad keyword ._.
 
user315433
5:54 PM
@SterlingArcher There is some history with that word, metasmoke.erwaysoftware.com/…
 
user315433
But this one is a false positive.
 
6:26 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer, potentially bad keyword in answer, username similar to website in answer: When to publish minor results? by pooja rana on mathoverflow.net
 
@Shog9 Emergency: Please immediately block posts containing the word "javascript" repeating from being posted on SO.
I've flagged 10 spam answers in the last few minutes.
 
Is "immediate block" a thing though?
Confirmed
I see no reason for immediate blocking though; they get nuked pretty fast
 
@nicael It's a PITA
I've flagged 12 spam answers with this text in the last 10 minutes.
14 now
 
@SonicWizard Blocking specific content is not a great idea unless we can block just the payload. Will we need to block jquery repeated next?
 
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Username similar to website in answer: Use 15" install DVD with 12" PowerBook by Reihmann on apple.SE
 
6:45 PM
@SonicWizard the jQuery guys love you ...
 
7:21 PM
@Catija ^^ You commented on it, it's a dupe
 
@JonEricson just block everything jQuery related
 
@SonicWizard Yeah... not really.
 
@Catija It's referring to the "you have reached your question limit" message in the post ban message
 
@SonicWizard not a dupe, that's a new and valid feature request.
 
@SonicWizard Read the last paragraph.
 
7:24 PM
Will try to edit.
@Catija exactly
 
@ShadowWizard It's really a rant about a ban.
 
@SonicWizard but with valid request. Remove the rant and you have on topic, non dupe, feature request.
 
I don't know that it's "new"... I've been talking about pestering the CMs for something like that for IPS for all low-rep users' questions... sort of a question proving ground before they go live on the site... high rep users could review them and suggest edits or clear them to go live.
 
oh never mind OP agree it's a dupe. Won't waste my time editing then.
 
@ShadowWizard The title clearly implies that the user intends to rant about it, rather than actually request a feature about it. Also, it goes against the principle about banning, so it should be closed as a duplicate of a question that explains the principle
 
7:27 PM
@Catija it exists on SO for long time, called Triage over there.
 
@Catija Triage and Help & Improvement are supposed to do precisely that on Stack Overflow (spoiler alert: it hasn't really worked for a while)
 
I don't think that's quite the same...
 
16
Q: Triage and Help & Improvement review queues at sites other than Stack Overflow?

gnatTL;DR Does it make sense to establish (or at least test) new review queues at sites other than Stack Overflow? As far a I understand, answer to above question is not quite straightforward: This is all pretty much tailored to the needs of Stack Overflow... Not that this precludes using it els...

@Catija ^
 
Also, things that don't work on SO scale often work just fine anywhere else.
 
7:32 PM
@JonEricson blocking any answer which consists only of repeated words should be easy and reliable enough.
 
@Catija Not really for Triage. One reason why that doesn't work is because of conflicting guidance
 
"Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo." is a grammatically correct sentence in American English, often presented as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated linguistic constructs through lexical ambiguity. It has been discussed in literature in various forms since 1967, when it appeared in Dmitri Borgmann's Beyond Language: Adventures in Word and Thought. The sentence employs three distinct meanings of the word buffalo: as a proper noun to refer to a specific place named Buffalo, the city of Buffalo, New York being the most notable;...
 
@Catija buffalo will find its way in, no worry. :)
 
@ShadowWizard Probably. I'm not writing that regex on a Friday, however.
 
Triage has three options: "Looks OK", "Requires Editing", and "Unsalvageable". The first two just advance the task, while the last requires the user to select a flagging option before the review gets recorded. One problem is, "Requires Editing" is only supposed to be used for cases where the post is a good, on-topic question, and the only things wrong are spelling, grammar, etc., but it's often used for a wrong reason:
 
user315433
7:36 PM
@ShadowWizard Blocking as in "forcing it to be changed into something else that does not match the regex"
 
@JonEricson Sure thing... it can wait... :)
 
user315433
So we'd get javascript javascript javascript java javascript javascript javascript instead.
 
@SFTP it will bore away some trolls, that's enough.
 
Many people use it on off-topic questions, to indicate that the question can be edited to be on-topic by adding the needed additional details by the author. Confusingly, the guidance within the queue says "where edits by the author or others would result in a good, on-topic question". (@Catija )
(See above message)
 
@JonEricson I assume you can keep that line of reasoning up until only the lunch break at Wednesday seem to be right time to produce said regex ...
 
7:40 PM
@ShadowWizard Or, alternatively, entertain them as they try to reverse engineer the block.
@rene Nah. On Monday, I've forgotten all about it.
 
Monday ... weekend hangover ...
 
7:58 PM
Writing regex on Friday: /.*
or probably while hangover...
 
 
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user315433
Three volume sound controls: Youtube's built-in, Windows system, and a physical knob.
 
user315433
I still can't set them right for all occasions.
 

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