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3:00 AM
@AlexisKing I've read that before, and I don't for the life of me know why I didn't upvote it before now
@James It's okay. There's no rep on per-site metas. ;p
I know, but it's a damn good answer
I giggled
@James lol
3:02 AM
aww damn
It got removed
Get 10k and you can see it again. ;)
Arrgh. I just noticed pizza's name changed again. Now it's @2mkgz, for some reason unbeknownst to me.
Answer was Check your sql connection is correctly and he commented, We should be deleting answers that are
I have a deleted question favorited on SO. The title was "Designing a GUI in Java" and the OP wants a GUI to be made for them.
The reason this question is so gold is because of the posted image of the desired GUI.
user image
I commented:
> Is that seriously a washed-out windows9x GUI printed out on a piece of paper, drawn on with a ballpoint pen, and photographed and uploaded to a website with "geocities" in its name? – Alexis King Jan 30 at 6:58
> This is my new favorite question on Stack Overflow. – Alexis King Jan 30 at 6:59
3:05 AM
@AlexisKing that’s only slightly worse than Motif
oooo, what's Motif?
The Java L&F. It's awful. :(
the way you wrote GUIs in C in the 90s, and probably 80s
if you see it, run away
Also, link for 10k+ users, just for fun: stackoverflow.com/q/28230744/465378
It's just that good.
somebody upvote me 900 times please
3:07 AM
me too
then I’ll look at that link before the serial upvotes are reversed
I don't have enough votes in a day. :(
Every time I see someone writing hardcoded SQL in Hibernate:
@AlexisKing Is that... a picture of a picture of a screen, printed out on a piece of paper and drawn on? >:(
user image
3:08 AM
@Undo See my comment above. :P
@Undo Yes, yes it is
@James Careful, there's a mysterious F word flagger in here who has yet to identify themselves.
Actually, I can think of multiple regulars who'd flag that.
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...

3:15 AM
I don’t even know what’s flaggable here, and if I flag the wrong thing, Shog will ban me for life
Just don't flag.
I don’t
although I would have more free time if someone would ban me for life
Update on power point project: SN;AFU. The updated required format has the intro slide as slide 15. Out of 20. Wat.
3:16 AM
what is in the first 14 slides?
@yellowantphil this is flaggable
@SantaClaus DD's starboard doesn't do that!
Smokey should detect non-answers
We have the ability to do it if someone can come up with a good way to detect them
Smokey should detect when Hitler logs in and tell us
3:19 AM
Smokey should detect star-spammers.
I have tried but failed miserably
It seems like a simple problem, I can just about detect them with my eyes blurred.
the bot needs to be able to read and understand posts
I’ll leave the implementation to someone else
import reading, comprehension
Simple algorithm for testing if a question is terrible. Look at the question. If you feel the desire for Chtulu to eat the question poster, it is a terrible question.
3:21 AM
what about flagging all answers that are text, no links, no formatting, and fairly short?
That's quite a few
I've been watching the shorter answers on SO for a while
and contain a question mark and certain keywords
A: Dreamweaver - Don't update links on rename

ChrisIn Preferences, there should be an option under General: 'Update links when moving files:' Change this to 'Never'. I believe this is what you're after.

like “question” or “help”
A: Count rows for each unique combination of columns in SQL (or PostgreSQL)

Gordon LinoffDo you just want a cumulative count? select t.*, count(*) over (partition by col1, col2 order by posted) as cnt from table t where groupid = 'xxx';

3:22 AM
@yellowantphil Yes!
@Undo Pretty simple, you could make a userscript a page with a bunch of random answers with lowercase I and abbrs as red, thanks please hi can could as purple, code as green, links as blue, etc. and look at the shape of the answer
My Bayesian approach to determining if a Stack Overflow question is low-quality is performing a random coin toss, then deciding it is, in fact, very low quality. The result of the toss is discarded.
seriously we have enough data, that we should be able to make a fairly accurate baysian filter for crap questions
@James We've tried that, it failed rather miserabily
can smokey search all deleted answers?
3:23 AM
@Undo try try try try again
What happened?
@yellowantphil no, we aren't logging them
give smokey 10k rep and search is:a deleted:1?
@James We were going for spam, and even feeding it 1k spam titles and like 50,000 known good (score > x) titles it was still a false-positive fest.
@yellowantphil deleted:1 only works for mods
Smokey for mod!
3:24 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, blacklisted website: That topic yes but the bottom line here is to look by Charles LLark on askubuntu.com
@SmokeDetector tpu
@SmokeDetector tpu
@Undo Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
@AlexisKing Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
3:24 AM
shakes fist
LQ assignment ^^
@bjb568 that slide is terrible
@bjb568 This is disgusting on multiple levels
3:25 AM
Please tell me they didn't read that slide to you
He did.
"try to avoid having a great deal of empty space" Wow. Guy would fail me for my slides.
why do different slides need full sentences?
guy doesn't understand how human learning works
also, he's probably reverse image searching looking for whoever's been complaining about his teaching
3:27 AM
@James obviously only non-captions need complete sentances
I weep for bjb 😿
@bjb568 needs to do his presentation on moderators. "Moderators are related to WWII because the Nazis fought in WWII, and moderators are Nazis, therefore moderators fought in WWII"
+1 gr8 logic man
@Undo It simply follows from the Transitive Property.
Primary Source: "Meta post #xxxxx, by the late Evan Carroll, discussing the Attributes of Fine Moderatorship and its Relationship to the Properties of Naziism."
3:31 AM
@Undo ...does this make Shog Hitler? o.O
Nah, Hitler is just Shog's sock.
Moral or Ethical Impact: Moderators are Nazis, therefor they must be stopped. RESIST THE POWER.
Slide #19:
@Undo This is why I don't trust Skittles. 'Taste the rainbow', they said. 'It will be fine', they said.
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/29796648/how-to-encrypt-rest-web‌​service-with-spring-boot no code
I think somebody has gone a little star-crazy.
3:37 AM
Oh, dear.
What is this world coming to?
Where every horrible message is starred?
Anyways, I don't expect to see stars on this message any time soon.
> stars
another question that wants to parse HTML with regex stackoverflow.com/review/helper/7803394
Just use a regex. — JonasCz 2 days ago
Sometimes I wonder if this is possible irl
@bjb568 Whats "LQ"?
3:52 AM
@bjb568 low quality? or are you referring to the name of a class?
Like that kinda LQ.
Like VLQ LQ.
Okay well what class was that for
Well, the whole class is kinda LQ.
@SantaClaus History
@bjb568 ew
WWⅡ project, pardon my unicode
3:54 AM
Heh, I found your skewl
I have heard your school name from somewhere else but I can't place it
it's dabest
lol your google reviews
> the only problem is that if you are starting out as a 7th grader (like me) you have to take Latin for 3 years; and it only gets harder but other than that- its awesome!
You don't have to take it, you just have to sleep and cheat.
Luckily I don't have to, since I didn't go in in 7th grade.
3:59 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Blacklisted website: How to convert MP4 to SWF by smilewait on superuser.com
> Drugs, especially marijuana, are a major problem among the student body.
> Many teachers still don't know how to use BlackBoard (a useful site to look up homework assignments), or Google Drive
yeah +1
> On the the people in the school itself, the core of what determines the quality of a high school is the student body. The student body is of not of good quality. Most students are politically liberal, perhaps influenced by the equally liberal administration (a teacher described Walnut as the "bastion of liberalism in Cincinnati"). As liberalism degrades a society, liberalism degrades a student body: 50% of relationships (that I have seen) are interracial. Homosexuality is accepted, as well as transgenders, which further contributes to the degradation of the school's culture. Students are
This is brilliant -1
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in body: Getting error on "vpand" instruction in assembly x86 by ghost204nit on stackoverflow.com
> school suck, the facility is nice, but school sucks. Also there is a certain Latin teacher that needs to be fired right now. The name of said Latin teacher is Miss.Ligon
somebody didn't get educated
Google reviews are such crap.
In fact, most reviews are crap.
4:02 AM
Wow some of the teacher photographs on the skewl website could be memes lol
@bjb you should !bjb everything you type
@bjb568 You'll never find my skewl
meh, won't bother
4:06 AM
everything is dowwwwwwwwwwn
"You have no other accounts on the Stack Exchange network"... well I did earlier today...
Q: Stack Overflow is timing out

UndoWhen I try to access http://stackoverflow.com, the page times out. I'd post this on Meta Stack Overflow, but it times out as well. All other sites seem to be working fine. Using Chrome on OS X 10.10. Please fix!

It's only SO right now for me
It’s over now
(stackauth was also down)
^ maybe that’s why I have no other accounts?
Eh, I'll leave it up as a place for a postmortem
So has anyone seen that new “sprint” jQuery-ish library?
@SmokeDetector tpu
@James Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
@SantaClaus If that’s your unused invite token, you might not want to share it
@minitech no lol
4:11 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: http://justnewslim5forskolin.com/ by aosawas Eodi on askubuntu.com
@SmokeDetector tpu
@James Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
@SmokeDetector lol stack exchange could at least keep URLs out of titles
@minitech eww what?
Anyway, it’s just a funny coincidence that I tried to do the same thing with the same name once: vbforums.com/…
Please don’t comment on my style from four years ago
4:14 AM
@minitech eww
@minitech document.querySelector
@bjb568 It wasn’t really a thing then
@minitech eww also
now it is!
Astute observation
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: How to Decrease in Belly Fat? by billorathav on drupal.stackexchange.com
Old people here: How did you do "research" projects before wikipedia?
4:23 AM
I don't understand why people like git so much. It's so verbose.
… wait, are there old people here?
@bjb568 You mean like for school?
@JasonC I just push buttons in github for mac :p
@JasonC yes, skary quotes
Encyclopedia Brittanica, baby.
P4 4 LYF
4:24 AM
@JasonC Verbose how and compared to what?
!find Encyclopedia Brittanica
And Microsoft Encarta was a dream when it came out.
Oh jeeze.
I know, right. And that dungeon crawling game.
Did Encarta make a roaring sound when you opened?
4:25 AM
I was hoping you were talking about Dungeon of Doom.
Played a lot of that on my old Mac Plus when I was a kid.
The anatomy volume of Britannica kicked so much ass, it had the transparent pages with cutaway body slice images.
I think we still have the set at my parents house.
@bjb568 Also went to this weird place called the library.
It's actually still a ton more fun to go to the library to do research sometimes, even with the internet. There's people there and it smells like books. Also you can touch the pages.
4:32 AM
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@minitech Well, for example. Making changes with SVN: Edit files -> svn commit. Making changes with git: Edit files -> git commit -> git push [origin?] [branch name regardless of current branch?] -> enter login info every time. Adding a new branch with current changes: git checkout ("checkout" creates a new branch? what?) -> git stage (have to stage changes before commit...? why would you want this?) -> git commit -> git push [and respecify the branch you're already on].
It's just super weird. But pull requests are cool.
@JasonC toco?
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in body: Run script on multiple host by Zaira Zareena on unix.stackexchange.com
@JasonC github for mac! push button!
@bjb568 toco?
4:36 AM
@JasonC touch
@bjb568 reply
@JasonC yes
@bjb568 copy
@JasonC kitteh
@bjb568 >>link kitteh boobs
^ That's right @ProgramFOX, nothing you can do about it.
... Whoa.
I guess I have to click that.
you won't be disappointed
I just wrote a small novel!
A: What exactly is a "continuation prompt?"

Alexis KingWhat is a prompt, conceptually? Scheme in general has the idea of continuations, but Racket extends this with the idea of delimited continuations. The idea of a continuation is that it captures the remaining computation left to be evaluated. I will not attempt to explain continuations in general...

4:39 AM
@JasonC Git originally didn't even allow you to enter a username and password like that: it required you set up SSH credentials in advance. I believe the expand HTTP(S) Git interface was largely contributed by the GitHub team, for their users. (I might be entirely wrong, though.)
A: Is there a way to skip password typing when using https:// github

Mark LongairWith git version 1.7.9 and later Since git 1.7.9 (released in late January 2012), there is a neat mechanism in git to avoid having to type your password all the time for HTTP / HTTPS, called credential helpers. (Thanks to dazonic for pointing out this new feature in the comments below.) With g...

@JasonC You don't need to stage changes before commit unless you want to, or you're adding new files. If you'd like to simply commit everything, you can use the git commit -a flag.
Git's UI is not the most friendly, but I am very glad it exists because it's a nice, flexible, tool.
(Though I do not use it at work, and am quite okay with that.)
4:44 AM
Meh. When I need the flexibility, I'm sure I'll appreciate it more.
Like, it's weird to me that -a is not the default, with a flag to do the opposite. I feel like "commit the changes I just made" would be a more common use case than "commit some of the changes I just made".
I've internalized it too much to be able to see it objectively. :P
But I also don't work on a lot of large / team projects. My expectations are very simplistic.
I personally prefer the git model because I like not shooting yourself in the foot to be the default. :P
It's also built into things like Xcode, so you don't have to do anything.
Yeah. I really enjoy using the staging area as a way to draft a commit bit by bit. I can experiment recklessly knowing I can easily roll-back the un-staged changes.
4:47 AM
github for mac UI is decent with the last update
I haven't managed to shoot myself in the foot with SVN, though, although I didn't have much of a foot left to shoot after CVS.
CVS Pharmacy (styled as CVS/pharmacy or simply CVS) is the second largest pharmacy chain after Walgreens in the United States, with more than 7,600 stores, and is the second largest US pharmacy based on total prescription revenue. As the retail pharmacy division of CVS Health, it ranks as the 12th largest company in the world according to Fortune 500 in 2014. CVS Pharmacy's leading competitor Walgreens ranked 37th. CVS sells prescription drugs and a wide assortment of general merchandise, including over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, film and photo finishing services, seasonal...
Also, git add -i is really cool for being able to pick specific hunks for a commit.
la faramacia, por favor
I haven't had great experiences using any of the nicer UIs with very-large repositories, but I did find SourceTree pretty nice in general.
4:49 AM
Although I'm currently using SmartGit, for Linux support. It has nice diff tools.
@JasonC Being able to work entirely offline with extremely cheap branching in Git is a huge win, imo.
Have you ever used TortoiseGit?
I often have all sorts of local branches that I merge and rebase entirely locally without pushing anything off of my own local copy.
I personally have not. Isn't that like OS shell/explorer/file UI integration or something?
Yeah. I haven't tried it yet, but TortoiseSVN is awesome.
4:58 AM
"Java is a DSL for taking large XML files and converting them to stack traces"
We have found the cause of the interruption in traffic earlier: an errant keepalived spin-up during an upgrade caused a bad configuration.
The load balancer upgrade has completed and we are now redundant again. We apologize for the interruption.
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: Formula to Get More youthful Skin by Eric Fink on superuser.com
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: U.S CITIZEN FROM PARENTS WITHOUT PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP by Diana on travel.stackexchange.com
@JasonC Use an SSH key. Even if you don’t (but really, do), you can still store your credentials.
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, blacklisted website: The world and we call tithe Maker's Diet revolution by sabineseiler on drupal.stackexchange.com
@SmokeDetector tpu
5:12 AM
@bummi Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
@JasonC You can also just use git push without any additional arguments after having set your upstream, which is once with git push -u origin HEAD.
(If you’re checking out a branch from the remote, the upstream will be set for you automatically, too)
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: HOW I GOT MY LOAN by Linda Mark on money.stackexchange.com
@JasonC You can also use git commit -a if you want to commit all changes without staging them, but staging exists because it’s a good idea, so maybe give it some time, I suppose?
@SmokeDetector tpu SPAM
5:14 AM
@2mkgz Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
Rationale for git checkout -b name to create a branch is that it’s short for git branch name && git checkout name, by the way
Can everyone using Chrome confirm that stackoverflow.com/posts/29027321/revisions doesn't crash the browser tab anymore?
@balpha yes
@minitech Yes, I probably just need to give it time. I'll get used to it eventually. Would probably be smoother if I were in a situation where I needed all the features, too.
@balpha Chrome 42 in Bill's prison, no crash.
5:20 AM
@balpha Did not crash Chrome 40 (whoa, I need an update) on Ubuntu.
@JasonC the original chrash was in 41 :)
thanks all
What does "% HE/warhead" mean for a rocket?
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: HERE IS MY SUCCESS STORY: by Linda Mark on money.stackexchange.com
@SmokeDetector tpu SPAM
@2mkgz Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
I really like the site theme on travel.se.
@JasonC me too
It's 1:29, but I already took a 4h nap. I think I should be fine.
13/20 slides done.
Wow, I didn't realize that Britannica stopped printing encyclopedias in 2010. That's totally reasonable but still kind of bums me out.
1768 - 2010
Anybody know where I can find a primary source related to the V-2 rocket?
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, blacklisted website: power source to get hurt by horkim xaind on drupal.stackexchange.com
5:44 AM
@SmokeDetector tpu
@bummi Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
5:57 AM
@bjb568 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-2_rocket#Notes / references / futher reading?
That's what I'm looking at now :p
> Opposing this condemnation are arguments both philosophical and practical. First, the Nazi V-2 program severely damaged the Third Reich’s war-making capability, consuming a third of Germany’s fuel alcohol production and major portions of other critical technologies that might instead have gone into jets, tanks, or other far more efficient killing machines. Without the V-2 program, the result may well have been that the war in Europe would have lasted months longer, another million people may have died, and the first city atomic bombed may have been Hamburg, not Hiroshima.
looks good
of course crazy teacher is apposed to using a text quote, so I'll get like half of the points or something for that.
I need an image of the text quote with crumples and coffee stains for full credit.
Hm… should I try to ps it?
@bjb568 You could go to the library. Searching my local library catalogs online, there's all kinds of stuff.
It's literally due today. And it's 2am.
whoops wrong button
6:11 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, blacklisted website, repeating characters in body: this fat buster to exhaust on everyday for tolerating best health results by Marissa Chandry on drupal.stackexchange.com
someone click on close. @bjb568 did you ? :P
yep, that's what the wrong button does
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in body: What is this? Hack or just a normal comment? by Joci93 on security.stackexchange.com
6:24 AM
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6:39 AM
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Are users always able to deleted their non-upvoted answers, or are there cases where they're not allowed?
@JeremyBanks You can delete upvoted answers, but you can't delete accepted answers.
@JonasCz gone
6:49 AM
gone closed.
oh god I finally finishe
it's like 2:50, will take shower
A: JavaScript replace newline escape sequence with newline

bjb568Don't abuse regex! If you are testing for single strings, test for single strings. Since JavaScript doesn't have a built in replaceAll method (yet) for strings, you can make your own: String.prototype.replaceAll = function(find, replace) { return this.split(find).join(replace); }; Then j...

ooh yay, back to 0
Wow.. Seems to be controversial.
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Lot of spam on Drupal Answers today..
lot of spam on drupal in general it seems
6:56 AM
there is always spam on drupal
7:09 AM
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to lazy to paste emoticon of bloodshot eyes
seems this NAA made it out out the LQ queue twice stackoverflow.com/a/29762805/3041194 , maybe one could have been b.c an edit was made.. NAA please
7:24 AM
oh wait.. maybe that NAA is just waiting in mod queue, since can't go back into LQ queue.. nevermind
7:41 AM
@AlexisKing It was never gone, just bumped by editing for minor grammar and spelling mistakes.
I wouldn't accidentally fall on the moderator delete button here, would I?
@MartijnPieters Have you had coffee yet?
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: Classificar usuarios por area de acesso by Victor Aune on pt.stackoverflow.com
No! I'll just need to grab the mug and... oops, did I spill something? What did my computer do? Delete that post? Oh, bugger.
damn, what a shame
well, accidents happen
you live and learn
I suppose we could also start a Tavern voting ring as punishment. ;)
7:45 AM
Inb4 fr: parallel voting reversal script
@MartijnPieters I think the author of that post made it community wiki to avoid rep losses from downvotes. >.<
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in body: What is this? Hack or just a normal comment? by Joci93 on security.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive answer detected: Boys only club after work by John Player on workplace.stackexchange.com
@SmokeDetector "John Player" k
@SmokeDetector tpu
@AlexisKing Blacklisted user.
7:51 AM
hiya @Amelia
The middle part of the inappropriate post looks like a proto-answer to me
@AlexisKing I'm sure he did.
@MartijnPieters I kind of hate that you can do that. I'm going to downvote it out of spite.
@SmokeDetector my, that's a lot of code
7:54 AM
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@JanDvorak Most of it seems to be setting buttons' enabled state. o.O
@SmokeDetector tpu SPAM
@AlexisKing Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
@JanDvorak the pertinent bit is the last line
@IanKemp Aarggh why do people do this?
@IanKemp lovely
7:58 AM
the only reason i know this is that SmokeDetector flagged the same question, or one exactly like it, yesterday

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