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12:47 AM
If not for the rep cap, I'd have gotten 249+470=719 meta rep yesterday. Damn, that's a lot. Still, 47 waffles :)
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2:54 AM
Who goes to Subway before 9am? I didn't even know Subway was open that early. O.O
Someone who wants a free sub, of course.
You can't even go there and buy them for your lunch because Subway sandwiches are eat-immediately sandwiches. They get soggy and gross really fast and make me want to vomit.
That's surprisingly true
3:09 AM
They don't have breakfast sandwiches down there?
3:21 AM
I have no idea. I don't ever go to Subway because their sandwiches are always soggy and gross.
3:41 AM
Lots of red red all over MSO today. Good day's work for Geoff (actually he just fixed pretty much two issues :P)
4:00 AM
SSD is faster.
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5:14 AM
USDA confirms mad cow disease in California http://on.cnn.com/JGQuv6
must... resist... all... kinds... of... jokes...
Mad cow disease jokes? :P
6:14 AM
in The Bridge on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, 12 mins ago, by James
@balpha Chat was constantly disconnected. I could channel hop at a normal speed and it would show the chat updates, but I can not tell you how many times I saw the 'chat is not responding' popup today while I was at work.
has anyone else seen issues like that in the last 16 hours?
Well, I was having some weird latency issues to the actual sites for a bit, but I didn't run into any issues with chat.
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8:16 AM
I was reading through this meta.stackoverflow.com/q/114271/164367, then found this masswerk.at/elizabot/eliza_chat.html, surprisingly entertaining if you don't type anything and just watch.
ELIZA1: What makes you think I seem to need to enjoy being not really talking ab
out you ?
ELIZA2: Do you seem to need to enjoy being not really talking about anyone else
8:29 AM
ELIZA1: Are you saying no just to be negative?
ELIZA2: Do you sometimes think I am saying no just to be negative ?
ELIZA1: How long have you been saying no just to be negative ?
ELIZA2: You're not really talking about me -- are you ?
ELIZA1: Do you sometimes wish you were not really talking about you ?
8:51 AM
A sponsored tag already :)
9:01 AM
ELIZA2: Is it because you are not really talking about I that you came to me ?
ELIZA1: Does it please you to believe I am not really talking about you that I c
ame to you ?
ELIZA2: Do you believe it is normal to be not really talking about I that you ca
me to I ?
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10:54 AM
Hey Everybody!
Give waffles ♦ 8 answer upvotes, one question upvote, and one downvote. Please?
2 hours later…
12:42 PM
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1:01 PM
@Manishearth =D
@jadarnel27 Awesome.
You vote-frauded that?
Sure did =P
@jadarnel27 I know.. did you tailor the votes till he got there (like I said above)
Haha, yeah. I mean no. I would never vote fraudulently.
@jadarnel27 ;-)
Jeff Atwood on December 23, 2008

As we discovered in the Stack Overflow podcast with the Reddit guys, they have a hidden mechanism for detecting and defeating revenge voting patterns. I suppose it’s a measure of how naive we are, but this wasn’t even on our radar.

Well, now it is.

If you irritate another user, they might be having a bad day and decide to take it out on you by methodically going through and downvoting every post you’ve made. The impact of this is pretty limited on Stack Overflow, as you only get 30 votes per day, and upvotes are +10 while downvotes are only -2 (and -1 to the votee). …

Stop before it's too late!!
1:10 PM
1:22 PM
WWDC tickets just went on sale over half an hour ago, and they're probably going to be gone very soon...
June 11-15, $1,600
2:00 PM
The comments under this post are hilarious:
Q: F**k you, f**k you, and f**k you - who's next

elcucoFirst of all, please don't offended from the title, and if you don't know what this is follow this link for an audio quote: http://is.gd/54IyU The question is this: I have seen online communities over the years, and the amount of foul language is really high. People are not polite to each others...

I see you're trying to form a cohesive argument against the stone-set policy regarding the usage of profanity within the Creative-Commons-licensed content of StackOverflow (which happens to be more of a metaphorical dictatorship rather than a democracy) by appealing to the sense that the greater good is freedom of speech and expression, regardless of what the status-quo considers 'professional'. You should totally drop that and try jQuery. — snicker Nov 27 '09 at 20:06
2:20 PM
Not here.
@adam, going? I would buy but I've applied for a scholarship and the cost of a ticket would dip too far into my savings atm.
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3:35 PM
@jadarnel27 I feel compelled to to reply with a onebox of my own:
Q: About your f***ing website

Jeff AtwoodPresented for your enjoyment-slash-amusement. Email received by team@stackoverflow.com from Name Jesus Christ Almighty, what a f***ing mess of a website. I'm trying to post a question. Just the one, you know, f***ing question. So I sign up for an ID and I'm sent an email that doesn't real...

I fall just on the "no" side of "should that answer be spam-flagged," but golly gee do I wish he had provided some explanatory text for the list of tech phrases he threw out there before plugging his website.
@PopularDemand Hahaha, I love that one.
Anybody willing to relieve stackoverflow.com/suggested-edits/247939 from its harsh fate? The suggester correctly points out an error in the answer, but goes about it in all the wrong ways. (Has a deleted "Not-an-answer" with basically the same contents on the question already, so he cares about it. I rejected with a custom message pointing out correct paths of action.)
3:50 PM
@DanielFischer Done.
Thanks. Now I wonder, shall I correct the mistake myself or give him the chance to do it?
4:13 PM
just do it I reckon
I like the second deleted NAA which was a response to the first NAA :)
Well, he was alert enough to delete it himself for only the chosen few to see it.
I think making the correct edit and crediting it in the edit message seems the best way to defuse
I'd guess the user is sat there hammering F5 in a cloud of rage waiting to see what happens
Doing it right now.
Caaaaaaspeeerrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!! My precious 15 accept points! You monster!
deleted answer?
migrated question
4:24 PM
@DanielFischer free rep elsewhere :)
No, no account on mathematics.SE
Ah, well, at least it wasn't upvoted.
do the data dumps have information on duplicates in a better form than just the community added links?
I guess I could always use a regex to extract it :P
Heh :P
4:34 PM
(Thinking running Floyd's cycle detection algorithm on it might be interesting)
and a few others
We'll be hiding Playoff Tickets around STL soon and will provide clues to their whereabouts. Learn more: http://bit.ly/Il2JJj #bluesplayoffs
@RebeccaChernoff that sounds like a recipe for a public order problem
(and I thought it meant Standard Template Library initially)
@awoodland Eh, but the tickets are probably only for Blues games.
@PopularDemand something tells me I shouldn't click that at work...
@RebeccaChernoff "Come on, Charlie! Hold on to that ticket! Run for it, Charlie! Run straight home and don't stop 'til you get there!"
4:44 PM
(I thought only Canadians took ice hockey seriously anyway) ducks
It's safe, it's just a widget that plays a "ba-dum pshhh" sound.
Yes, it's an instant rim shot, not...the alternative.
NSFW stuff bothers me too, since I mostly keep The Tavern open at work for "background noise." I wouldn't post any such stuff myself.
Is that all we are to you? Background noise? For shame, good sir!
Actually, based on the word I just played in WwF, that's perhaps rather accurate.
I have officially become a meta-guy
My MSO rep has surpassed my Phy.SE.
4:57 PM
@Manishearth Quick, bounties!
@Manishearth My MSO rep makes up something like 70% of my total network rep. Own it.
@pop :O
@PopularDemand Thankfully I'm only at 56.1% Meta reps. :P
I think I'll update my profile with:
Expertise:SE, Declining feature requests, and drawing FHC's
Hm, apparently I'm "only" at 68%.
5:03 PM
So I'm not the only one.. And I'm at less than 50% :D
5:20 PM
Oh, shutting down six sites? o.o
@anim ??
Shog9 on April 25, 2012

In the lifecycle of a Stack Exchange site, we’ve long held the philosophy that “it takes as long as it takes” to build a sustainable community:

The simple answer is, it takes as long as it takes. We’ll wait. If a site needs more activity, go out and evangelize it. As long as your site shows steady progress and continues to make the Internet a better place to get expert answers to your questions, it will march on.

But when a site struggles to maintain any semblance of steady progress — when it’s struggling to garner an audience, a healthy core of experts, and a steady stre …

@Manishearth All six sites also have banners announcing the closure, as well as local/per-site meta posts by Shog with short explanations.
Good thing I jumped ship on Healthcare IT before it went into beta. :P
5:36 PM
oh, that's sad...
I'm surprised Code Golf isn't in there.
breathes a sigh of relief I'm glad they didn't kill the music site.
I'm (re) learning the flute on my own, so I hope music.SE stays alive.. Havent yet asked, but will do so. Lots of questions
IMO they should give us time to salvage questions. TP.SE and Astro overlap Phy.SE, so we could take in some questions, I guess
They ought to close the sites for posting but leave moderation--mainly migration--open for at least a month
@Manishearth That's the one thing the site really needs, is more good questions. there seem to be alot of engaged answerers.
Also, good luck on the flute!
goes to lunch
I'll take up the piano just for you (not really).
"Is mayonnaise an instrument?" - Patrick Star
6:14 PM
Decided to metapost on the salvage
Q: Salvage questions on closed sites via migration

ManishearthI was pretty sad to hear that some sites are being closed .I understand thr necessity, though. But, some of the sites have overlap with other, established sited. TheoreticalPhy.SE and Astro.SE have quite a few questions which would be at home on Phy.SE (first example I found, lots more where tha...

YAAAY chem.SE opens!!
6:34 PM
Q: How to use WordPress for class notes?

MosheI've been writing my C++ class' notes directly into my WordPress editor. My professor has tasked me with codifying the notes for future use. I'm working with a classmate on this project, but I need to give her access to my blog. Additionally, my notes are written in a narrative style, which me...

6:47 PM
@Moshe getting quite a few 500 internal server errors on your blog btw
now they're 404s
7:14 PM
Why is it necessary to repeat the same unfunny Kristen Schaal is a horse? — random 1 min ago
Who's Kristen Schaal? I know one Kristine Schaal, but I'd be surprised if random knew her.
She's an actress...appears on uhh
Flight of the Conchords and The Daily Show I think
...Apparently she also does the voice of one of the characters from Bob's Burgers, huh.
That explains me never having heard of her.
7:20 PM
I just don't understand what random is saying. I imagine it's some kind of joke, but I don't follow it.
Anyone care to explain (if you do happen to get it)?
@jadarnel27 Well, it's random
Uh. I see random's point. I don't see how the Beeb went there from Monty Python's, however.
7:52 PM
Is it appropriate to comment on flagged posts you dispute saying why you're disputing them?
I'm 90% sure they were both flagged by the same person too
Anyone here know about .htaccess?
I've thoroughly botched mine.
I thought using the global/per-vhost config was considered better practice
I'm using wordpress hosted with GoDaddy.
Wordpress uses htaccess.
I would imagine @TimStone is an expert on that subject.
Considering he's one of the all-time top answerers for that tag.
@TimStone At least now I get the reference =)
sec, on phone
8:09 PM
8:19 PM
That made me laugh. Perhaps something is wrong with my brain.
@Moshe ?
8:38 PM
Oh that Moshe. Always asking questions and running off. What a nut.
@TimStone I think she's a recurring character on 30 Rock now, too; didn't see her in the last couple episodes, though.
8:54 PM
I'm thinking of getting into Android development. If for no other reason than to have another active tag on Stack Overflow.
and because I want to make games. I did that in college and it was fuuuuuun.
Neat, I got 55 rep for basically quoting MSDN documentation. How cool am I?
Hahah, nicely done
stackoverflow.com/a/10321339/168175 - is that an actual facebook employee posting?
Ok, so, The Walking Dead video game is extremely boring. -.-
9:09 PM
good evening gents
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10:10 PM
And a fine [time-zone-appropriate-salutation] to you @Lix!
ha.... time zones... funny... :P
Happy 18:15 I could have said...
I know, I'm hilarious. I just cannot hold it in.
@jad - do you use the Chrome SENotifier supercollider extension?
@Lix I do not. What is this nonsense of which you speak? Some sort of Stack App?
Its pretty awesome... only that I have to re-authorize my google login every time I restart the browser...
10:19 PM
Oh wow, that looks pretty sweet. I may have to try it out, thanks!
onbgjnpdcjdhjngbnhnhplnamagmiike? That's a very descriptive detail of what the page might be about...
don't you read the blaag? ;)
@animuson Ha, that's exactly what I thought.
It's like we're twins or something.
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11:26 PM
@animuson Just as a heads-up, that's what he was saying in the last sentence.
@TimStone: Good point. I didn't read that far.
I'm semi-distracted finding disgusting Playboy magazines in Mafia II...

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