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4:00 PM
Today's xkcd comic (Exoplanet Names 2):
 
@xkcdBot just me or the image looks... odd
 
@xkcdBot ... it has Netherlands VI so I'm happy now..
 
user259867
Since when is Randall going about Netherlands? It started in some What If?
 
user259867
Yes, it began with What If 53, published on July 9, 2013.
 
4:23 PM
@Braiam looks odd to me
Compare A:
B:
 
mm... maybe the xkcd was messed up?
 
I've difficulties to see how this answers the question: english.stackexchange.com/a/262103/30774
 
user259867
just trolling, I suppose
 
But why is explainxkcd smoothened right?
 
user259867
4:39 PM
@bjb568 Look it up on explainexplainxkcd
 
user259867
Seriously: they grabbed the image when it appeared, and later something was done to the xkcd version, intentionally or not.
 
@SmokeDetector tpu-
@SmokeDetector tpu- as well
 
user259867
I think it might be intentional, to give the table "old scanned document" look.
 
user259867
Since the comic is about adding more stuff to an old table.
 
user259867
4:42 PM
But I was wrong... and xkcd version is back to normal now: imgs.xkcd.com/comics/exoplanet_names_2.png
 
user259867
Matthew, you pretty much nailed it. I too do not believe the button is well-suited to generating useful traffic. After suggestions of building a better landing page experience were nixed, I asked to remove the button completely. It was said the button brings in too much traffic... but I don't think any of that traffic is terribly useful. Deep linking into this site from a "discuss this patent" link (without any further context) simply leads to virtually all of those "questions" being closed. It's a bad end-user (and community) experience for all. It's unfortunate, but that's where we're at. — Robert Cartaino ♦ 24 mins ago
 
user259867
That explains something about Patents. Instead of being a very slow, but normal, beta, it's just a constant stream of people not realizing where they are, and leaving after their question is closed.
 
Or not even knowing where they were... or not even caring.
 
both, they don't care where they drop their content, just to solve their issue
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, blacklisted website in title: http://www.totalfitnesspoint.com/trylo-flex/ by neonygefry on askubuntu.com
 
4:57 PM
Bit early for spam.
 
user259867
We're moving toward 24/7 spam cycle.
 
On another note... @NormalHuman -- Chrome is going to switch over to new Date("1970-01-01") and Date.parse("1970-01-01") defaulting to the local timezone if no timezone was specified.
 
spam regexes shoudn't ignore code blocks or quotes
 
Watch for it in M46.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive answer detected: How do you deal with disposing of bougainvillea branches? by todd on gardening.stackexchange.com
 
5:00 PM
@Braiam It probably didn't, the blockquote probably wasn't in the body summary.
 
user259867
@SmokeDetector naa
 
@NormalHuman The Netherlands cross the new land bridge into North America. I very much like the idea...
 
@rene I wonder if that would lower the shipping costs/waiting time
 
we would have to rethink shipping as it has no use anymore...
 
user259867
> Today on Stack Roulette I met Sam and Andrew. Sam used to work at Maker Bot and 3D printed a giant Walter White lego! pic.twitter.com/x9P5EeLGxe -- David Haney at 7:23 AM - 24 Jul 2015 via Twitter
 
user259867
5:10 PM
Is Stack Roulette a thing that connects a Stack employee to another, randomly chosen one?
 
@NormalHuman probably
kind of like the wheel of blame, just that is for employees use
 
user259867
Hmm, what if they made such a thing for users?
 
user259867
> You are chatting with Your Common Sense
 
@NormalHuman That is a huge bulletin board on that back wall. I want one.
 
I think that's just plywood
 
5:14 PM
@NormalHuman Rough luck.
 
@NormalHuman Yeah, didn't balpha make that?
No, that was a different thing.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: MENU SELECT COM DIRECIONAMENTO by user28253 on pt.stackoverflow.com
 
Mar 30 at 15:28, by Woodface
> Coffee Roulette: paired with random employee for remote coffee
 
user259867
 
5:33 PM
@3ventic I now know after breaking yet another test262 test for Chrome -- test262's website is still on the ES5.1 test, and engines are implementing ES6 features, possibly breaking the test in the meantime. (although there is an updated ES6 version... not sure why that's not the website. github.com/tc39/test262)
 
@hichris123 I'm sure that it's a bug:
> test262 is not yet complete. It is still undergoing active development. Some portions of the ES5 specification have very complete test coverage while other portions of the specification have only partial test coverage. Some tests may be invalid or may yield false positive or false negative results. A perfect passing score on test262 does not guarantee that a JavaScript implementation perfectly supports ES5.
 
@Braiam You mean that it's not the ES6 version? I think they just haven't updated it yet.
 
We are currently spinning down CenturyLink as an ISP for all sites, all traffic is moved over to other ISPs to minimize any discruption.
 
5:50 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive body detected: How do you make a slime block on Xbox one in survival? by Lottiefer on gaming.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: MAX1771 MAXIM 4.2V TO 5V by Víctor Burgos González on electronics.stackexchange.com
 
user259867
6:43 PM
Happy birthday!
 
:)
That was my first MSE yearling, and my third (I think) network-wide
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive answer detected: Modifying website source code to bypass survey by anthonylanman on superuser.com
 
user259867
@SmokeDetector naa
 
7:04 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in body: Phloridzin, a question about this by ines on chemistry.stackexchange.com
 
user259867
@SmokeDetector OT, most likely
 
7:28 PM
Attempted an edit, anyway.
I'm betting it won't matter.
 
7:47 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: PDO SQL SERVER INSERTION by Glodybiss on stackoverflow.com
 
7:58 PM
@SmokeDetector tpu-
 
@KevinBrown Interesting that they tagged it
@SmokeDetector gone
 
That one actually disappeared very quickly
(one spam flag was mine :)
 
For askubuntu.. yeah, it did.
 
user259867
Final round of InfoSec election has begun. All the primary round did was to eliminate Romeo.
 
I get the feeling that a lot of them think that running for the position is a joke
 
user259867
8:04 PM
I upvoted 5 in the primary round, which is still a good pool to pick from (considering 1 gets elected).
 
8:14 PM
Am I right, here?
Let me get this straight. You don't know what a "Professional Society" is, and you're asking is SO is one? I'm sorry, but I'll have to vote to close as unclear, as the question is pretty much unanswerable (at least until you pick a well-defined definition) — Shokhet 2 mins ago
wait:
....so you do have a definition you'd like to use? — Shokhet 7 secs ago
Question edited, close vote retracted. — Shokhet 12 secs ago
Never mind....
@Shokhet and answered
 
@hichris123 No, I mean that maybe IE having higher scores in test262 is due the test itself being buggy/flawed
> desire for clothes is motivated by a simple warning flag - "Nudity will attract substantial amounts of unwanted attention"
 
user259867
If you want the posts created between 6 and 8 days ago, the query is not created:6d..8d, it's created:8d..6d Which makes sense in one way but is still odd.
 
user259867
I don't find anything wrong with an interval [-8,-6] but when there is no minus sign...
 
8:32 PM
@Braiam … context?
 
user259867
6
 
I don't think that allowing each answerer their own definition of "professional society" is okay, because how are you (and us, those who vote on the answers) supposed to know if a specific answer has answered the question? — Shokhet 14 mins ago
@Shokhet Yeah! You are right. But I am also looking for some other views! Just in case anyone else had a different view to a professional society during their college, because the definition isn't mine anyway, but somehow fits. — user007 9 mins ago
....should I roll back that question to revision 2?
 
First 8865, failed 90 on mobile safari
Then test262 froze
 
@NormalHuman I think the idea was today()-days
also, older..newer
@bjb568 HQL
terminator question
 
user259867
Yes, it makes sense since it's just a substitution: "8d" gets replaced by 2015-07-16. Still goes against the idea of "created 6-8 days ago". Maybe it's the language that should be fixed.
 
user259867
8:45 PM
"Created between -8 and -6 days from now".
 
I think is more like "Created between today-minus-8-days and today-minus-6-days"
btw, any taverner lives in chicago?
 
user259867
To the best of my stalking ability, no; but I don't know everyone's location.
 
user259867
Arabic Language might survive after all, but it's really close. In 10 days, they created 55 non-closed questions with score >=0. In the reputation league, the top user beats the runner-up by the factor of 3.6.
 
@Braiam wot
 
@NormalHuman I think they would move within a few days
@bjb568 darn, HNQ
 
8:59 PM
Health news questionnaire?
 
¬_¬
No one ever just asks for one easily-queryable number. Always gotta be 7 different perspectives with weird little conditions that take ages to run. grumble grumbleShog9 ♦ 2 days ago
> I figured this was enough, as the capybara's were now fleeing, and retired the KILL SQUAD 2 from active duty...but no, the dwarves had a blood lust! No matter the tasks I assigned they chased down each and every last capybara, slaughtering them without mercy. I gazed upon what I had created and thought to myself...
"I like this game."
(They all died of thirst and starvation shortly after)
 
9:20 PM
@bjb568 hot network questions
 
@Braiam There's a few of those. But more are just because the ES6 standard contradicts with what ES5.1 says.
@Braiam Why?
 
@Braiam Oh.
 
user259867
9:46 PM
There appears to be no tag for Sage CRM, so these poor souls end up in [sage] tag, which is for totally unrelated software.
 
user259867
Should I go create [sage-crm] tag? I have the rep for that, just asking to be sure.
 
user259867
That one is spelled with a space, unlike, say, CiviCRM.
 
user259867
Alright, done.
 
So, I'm just browsing Stack Overflow.
I hit refresh, and suddenly, I have the new nav.
Magic.
 
user259867
Evil magic
 
9:56 PM
> AJAX all the things! Navigation is now javascript-powered and we don't do postbacks if possible.
Interesting.
 
> Flooding my current fortress is no longer an issue.
Just got murderized by a forgotten beast. A giant tapeworm with tiny bat wings you say? Doesn't sound too dangerous.
Except for the god damn fireballs...
 
1 hour ago, by Normal Human
!xkcd find context bot
 
Okay, I have the new nav. Let's see how long it takes for me to be disappointed.
 
user259867
Depends on the tags you are looking at, but generally 6-8 seconds.
2
 
user259867
10:08 PM
@SmokeDetector fp- brain power
 
I got distracted. Reset the timer.
It's better... but I still don't like it.
I miss the question summaries.
 
still seeing the excerpts?
 
Apparently popular questions are the only ones worth reading.
@Braiam Ohhhh that's a setting now.
sigh the thing they're missing is that the question page and homepage are two different things to people.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] All-caps title: EASA PART 66 AME LICENCE by Lenin on aviation.stackexchange.com
 
6
A: Improving our navigation, the next iteration

200_successI appreciate your attempt to improve navigation, but this interface is super confusing. I've been playing around with it for 10 minutes and I don't understand how it works. The primary navigation element appears to be "new / popular / need answers" — effectively three "tabs" — on the left. Why...

Okay, opting out of the new nav.
 
user259867
10:21 PM
11 minutes
 
Ah, much better.
I'm not sure what's so confusing about the old nav system...?
 
user259867
People who don't format their code, but apply [tag: ] formatting to software name within the post... :/
 
user259867
Is there a SEDE query to locate posts with tags within text?
 
user259867
Or to random words, like at every occurrence in the post.
 
10:35 PM
maybe we should disable the [tag] formatting on main sites
 
user259867
> Scripting and Profiling Improvements to StackExchange.Redis kevinmontrose.com/2015/07/24/… … -- Kevin Montrose at 11:59 AM - 24 Jul 2015 via Twitter
 
user259867
Full search of SO in SEDE takes a while...
 
user259867
select top 100 Id as [Post Link] from Posts
where Body like '%post-tag%'
order by CreationDate desc
 
user259867
Timeout.
 
Body searches take a while
 
user259867
11:37 PM
> We’ll provide good reasoning Monday for doing so, but please: don’t install .Net 4.6 on production this weekend. -- Nick Craver at 4:11 PM - 24 Jul 2015 via Twitter
 
user259867
Okay, I won't.
 
11:48 PM
//help
 
user259867
11:58 PM
@manetsus If you are looking for Smoke Detector commands, the list is here
 
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