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3:00 AM
There are URLs like cdn-prom.sstatic.net/WinterBash/js/hat-55.js?v=2 but I don't understand them. They give 404's on direct access at least.
@hichris123 Yeah sure hold on I'm investigating hats crashing my browser.
guyz check out ^
i used the fancy css file :P
@Doorhandle Ah there you go, nice.
yeah actually copy/pasted from the css file into variable cause was lazy xP
I broke chrome so... yeah. I scanned all the IDs 1-10000. Same image set. Way less organized.
im going to make it actually read from the css url so its not so messy @JasonC
3:07 AM
Jason C has added an event to this room's schedule.
Yay the debug console finally repainted. It's a win.
@hichris123 There you go.
Every happy hour is followed by a single sad second; not scheduled, just implied.
Q: How can I implement a spoiler quote with just CSS?

bjb568I have a blockquote like this: <blockquote class="spoiler">Soopah sekkrit!</blockquote> I want to make it hidden, only showing it if the user hovers over it. I'm doing it now with JS: blockquote.addEventListener('mouseover', function() { this.style.height = this.offsetHeight + 'px'; t...

I wonder if wikipedia understands that my anti-spam reflex makes me close their half-page white-on-black donation message before my brain even has a chance to realize it was there, let alone read it.
3:13 AM
Yay, self answer!
i gtg; someone try to fix this plz jsfiddle.net/vj3wpmea/8 :)
3:34 AM
@JasonC I doubt it, but my anti-spam reflex works the same way

Greg OgleWhat bugs have you experience while using ASP.NET MVC? As a first, The Html.DropDownList does not respect Selected property of SelectListItem when explicitly bound to List of SelectListItem.

@Doorhandle go to cdn-prom.sstatic.net and enter this into console:
function reqListener () {
	a = this.responseText.split("'");
	for (var i = 0, length = a.length; i < length / 1; i++) {
		if (i % 2 == 0) continue;
		document.body.innerHTML += "<img src=\"" + a[i] + "\"></img>";

var oReq = new XMLHttpRequest();
oReq.addEventListener("load", reqListener);
oReq.open("GET", 'https://cdn-prom.sstatic.net/WinterBash/non-secret-hats.css?v=d4809556d544');
Aw, no secret-hats.css.
@balpha, you funny guy, doing the same thing with hats.css gives you:
3:44 AM
I keep imagining it as Sergeant Hartman's hat from Full Metal Jacket
or Sergeant Hatman :P
Does this not look a bit... lopsided? -_-
just how the heck you guys get the heart?
It just... happened after keeping the page open for a while
maybe it's random
Cool. One year ago healthcare.gov made me answer the security question "What is the phone number of a relative that is not your own?" I have no idea what I would have put for that. Call center hold time: 65 minutes.
3:48 AM
you probably put (123) 456-7891
Did I?
heh, that's why I don't put things that aren't easily remembered
Or did I do it without parentheses?
Or with no dash?
Did I leave off the area code?
name of first pet, middle name of mother, etc. are normal choices for me
> a relative that is not your own
3:50 AM
@Quill Yeah I don't even know. I might have put my friend's mom's number.
The questions were favorite childhood friend, favorite pet, and the number of apparently somebody else's relative.
@JasonC Try all the options until you get locked out.
if you get locked out
Q: Making example.com/php/myfile.php forbidden?

user1505713I make an AJAX request for file "myfile.php" and take the output from that file and use it in a javascript. How can I prevent visitors from looking at what's spat out from myfile.php when "example.com/php/myfile.php" is typed in the address bar but allow users to request it from the server?

some of these questions...
I am. But it takes forever. Because it doesn't tell you you were wrong until AFTER you type a new password. Then you have to start over. Forgot Password -> Type Email -> Answer Questions -> Enter New Password -> Fail.
it doesn't have other options?
3:51 AM
Yes, it has one. Call the call center.
2) Accept defeat and cry on your pillow.
Thanks for not like, asking me for my SS# and crap and being automated.
@Braiam Unless you meant the "fail" part, in which case, no, no other options. Failure is the only option.
That should be their motto.
well, they make you wait because you will talk with a real human... or so you hope MUHAHAHAHAHA
FSV of "human".
Heart optional.
Nowadays, I'll always choose a question for Forgot Password and answer it with a non-factual answer.
3:55 AM
No callbacks from the call center either. Disconnected during hold? Have fun. Even Delta's got them beat on that one.
My cell signal has to last unbroken for 55 more minutes.
@AndrewT. I put some comical answers on mine, which while technically answer the questions they are non-sensical
So many system administrators know that my first pet's name was Woody.
Their password requirements are weird too so I wouldn't have used one of my typical passwords.
Hire a girlfriend for $5999 and eat with her. Simple solution — Pratik C Joshi Dec 9 at 16:39
Good thing I didn't write it down.
don't you use a password manager?
4:00 AM
Good thing I don't use a password manager.
I'm not ready to accept that this situation was avoidable. Shut up.
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, link at end of body: tires around different parts of my body? by user311294 on meta.stackexchange.com
shakes head
@SmokeDetector wat
4:02 AM
@Quill That's funny, I love eating alone.
It boggles my mind that some people actually like other people.
they can steal your food, and eat the spoils, while making you watch D:
Google contacts doesn't have a contact search?
The only search box on the page searches Google+.
Jesus freakin' christ, people, it's 2015, why doesn't shit work yet?
the old contacts could...
And why the hell do people think slideshows are a pleasant mobile web layout??
4:11 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, link at end of body: only a brief period of time for you to accomplish that to me by user533324 on superuser.com
Oh good there's an old contacts link.
Oh I can search with new contacts. I don't know why it wasn't obvious. I just press enter. But the autocomplete results are unrelated to my contacts list, so I never even bothered.
The search box lies and says "search all of Google+".
@SmokeDetector time for spammer to get hats... (well, actually they do, on today)
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title: Methods For Effective Weight Loss by lowellmercier on askubuntu.com
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Are Winter Bash' stick people the representation of SE community? I saw some of them threw a snowball to other (and fell), presumably without any consent. Seems like a bullying...
4:20 AM
33 mins ago, by Doorknob
user image
They seem to be okay now
@Quill Tin Foil Hat was done in a previous year... I want to say 2013? Don't have the list in front of me at the moment.
@Doorknob It's not random.
@Pops Ah, I was only around for 2014, so I wasn't aware. Thanks for the clarification :-)
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: HOw can Control Diabities? by LesterFeliciano on superuser.com
Oh, neat. Looks like the heart is actually constructed out of sin, cos, PI.
(don't have time to do any further source-diving right now :P)
4:24 AM
@Quill Sure. I had to compile a big list this year because we've gotten to the point where we can throw in repeats by accident if we don't have a reference. Might as well get some mileage out of that mostly useless knowledge.
ah, okay
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: Help To Produce An Outstanding Body? by motoznger on askubuntu.com
@AndrewT. Lies, the first one is clearly a butt curve.
Or, more properly, a rotated buttoid.
flagged as offensive
@JasonC That's what my calc teacher calls them :p
Still on hold.
People on Facebook report they've been on hold for 2+ hours.
I wonder if the call center is real.
A: How do I draw a pair of buttocks?

mikuszefskiI have to confess that I see this as a proper challenge, as I am usually quite creative in finding/combining functions to provide a desired behavior. So I will give it another try. which is generated using box[x_, x1_, x2_, a_, b_] := Tanh[a (x - x1)] + Tanh[-b (x - x2)]; ex[z_, z0_, s_] := E...

This is how you really make a butt graph.
4:45 AM
being on hold on Facebook sounds like just about the worst way to be on hold
they try and buy you out while you're on hold
@JasonC my money's on your google voice #
Q: Why don't fair coin tosses "add up"? Or... is "gambler's fallacy" really valid?

Nelson AlexanderI have always been perplexed by a seeming paradox in probability that I'm sure has some simple, well-known explanation. We say that a "fair coin" or whatever has "no memory." At each toss the odds are once again reset at 50:50. Hence the "gambler's fallacy." After 10 heads, the odds of another ...

Da hell? Somebody not understanding a foundational pillar of statistics is a HNQ philosophy question?
Forget about religion sites, let's ban this cesspit from the HNQ!
Or just close the site…
@bjb568 That's some impressive math.
@Shog9 I love my Google Voice number. I'm always surprised at how many people haven't heard of it
@Shog9 Weirdly, that was my second attempt.
Also Root, Insert, Take, Position, and NeedlemanWunschSimilarity. — wxffles Jan 27 '14 at 3:42
4:51 AM
@bjb568 I expanded my answer a bit.
@IlmariKaronen I see, looks nice.
I'll have to hunt for the voicemail transcript, but I received a call a month or so ago from some jewelry store I probably bought something from a long time ago. She spend half of the voicemail gushing about how awesome that "Google Secretary thing" was.
[ SmokeDetector ] Pattern-matching website in body: Entire body undergoes a massive transformation by LisaCurri on stackoverflow.com
@Andy especially now with Hangouts integration, it's pretty damn convenient.
@SmokeDetector -1 did not turn me into a cyborg as promised
I am resisting the gchat -> hangouts switch as long as I can in protest of the insane amount of vertical whitespace Google insists on adding to lists all the time.
1 hour and 17 minutes later. They need hold music with more than a 30 second loop.
5:00 AM
Is it at least hold music that doesn't cut out if you make a sound?
> I was on hold well over an hour when I was told it would be 30 minutes.. Then she spent about five minutes with me before giving me another number to call to fix my problem. I called that number, to hear a recording that says it doesn't handle my problem and I have to call the other number back or log in to the website... Which is my problem. Ugh.
^ I hope that doesn't happen to me.
@Andy It's been cutting out all over the place for no reason.
One of my business partners has music that goes silent if you so much as blink loudly, giving you false hope that they are going to answer in a timely manner. They never do
I'm going to spend the rest of my time on hold trying to figure out how to blink loudly.
Glad to help relieve the boredom
@JasonC good lord man, don't you have access to the internet? Surely there's a better way to waste time on hold
5:09 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported answer: Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word documentation by Bell Dylan on stackoverflow.com
@JamesENL Between loud blinks I'm spending my time trying to remember the answers to my security questions on healthcare.gov, which is why I'm calling them in the first place.
Every year more and more systems let me down. I don't understand it.
@misterManSam Yes, you are a privileged user.
@Quill No, you are not a privileged user.
5:12 AM
@JasonC Why no password manager?
@JamesENL Because I've never had a password reset fail me until now.
Probably time to change.
You can look at the top YouTube videos of the year: arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2015/12/…
@JamesENL I do use the built-in chrome one sometimes, except whatever weird thing is happening on healthcare.gov prevents all auto-fill and pw recognition from working.
One thing I learned...don't mess with nine year olds from Ireland.
That's from this one: youtu.be/aEjGQB9BKWA?t=85
5:18 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] URL in title, bad keyword in title, pattern-matching website in title: http://testosteroneboosterup.com/innate-cream/ by gaidygray on drupal.stackexchange.com
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[ SmokeDetector ] Link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: The site regarding Blood Sugar Equilibrium by Mariadpollard on drupal.stackexchange.com
My account got locked guessing passwords.
My god.
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@JasonC Yeah, I had that happen here. Best part is, that the people at the helpdesk can't unlock the account. You have to wait 24 hours and try again.
It says "1 hour", at least. Although I'm not sure if I trust that, given the fact that nothing makes any sense, anywhere, ever.
I wonder if anybody is working at their call center.
Not too shabby for a $1.7 billion web site.
5:24 AM
I made our Australian version show me a stacktrace once. No idea how, but I got a Spring error page with a 403 and a stacktrace
@Andy google voice is amazing, but i for some reason cannot call some toll free numbers with it like nintendo indue developer hotline
@Doorhandle What? I call everything except family with my GVoice number
@Andy it just doesnt work for me when i call some businesses
Huh. Never had the issue.
@Andy yeah, its only been one number with me where i had to use my actual phone
Whoch is why i wanted one :P
What is annoying is nintendo called me, i missed the call, they said to call them back on a weekday, and ive been calling them every weekday for 4 months with no answer
"All of our operators are currently assisting other people"
Something like that... I called nintendo, they said to leave a voicemail, i did, and still no call back
I hate being completely powerless.
me too
I was just in DC. I wish I could just walk into the capitol and say "oh hi your shit doesn't work", then they'd be like "oh duh we didn't even notice" and tada, fixed.
25 mins ago, by SmokeDetector
@Quill No, you are not a privileged user.
5:39 AM
what kind of bugs were you reporting?
The entire USA needs a bug tracker.
big companies need better bug trackers
@Quill Or, just a bug tracker would be a start with some of them
5:43 AM
Apple added a bug tracker in one of their latest iOS versions, I've reported 15 bugs, some of them crashing my phone even, and not a single one has had action
@Shog9 ^ See? Vulgar language chat flags are really just anti-intelligence.
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported question: COGNOS Online Training IN INDIA by mitha12 on stackoverflow.com
Now I can fail in a completely different way.
What poor choice of insurance will I go with for 2016?
I can't wait to find out.
it's childish but:
> lol
5:52 AM
First SU question
Bet it's going to get closed :P
link pls
Q: Using an old router as a Wifi receiver causes network disruption

JamesENLI'm currently using an old router that I flashed with DD-WRT a few years ago, and set it up to act as a wireless receiver. I got it working and connected to the WiFi network, so that when you connect a device to it using an Ethernet cable, it also has access to the network. However, I've lately ...

Already got 1 dv :(
@Quill any suggestions to improve it?
It looks good, has ample description, earned my vote, I would suggest heading to SU chat and asking how to improve it there, if you want
0 beer hats :(
6:02 AM
@ShadowWizard GO EARN HATS! Winter Bash won't end for 20 days, 17 hours, 57 minutes, and 51 seconds. :D
1 more upvote here until hat! (upvote both answers tho, llmari's is great too)
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in answer: How do I break my game? by Lambert Harold on gaming.stackexchange.com
So I decided to get insurance in NY where I actually live instead of PA where it's cheap. After all that NY doesn't even use healthcare.gov, it has its own.
Really? Now? The day before the insurance renewal deadline?
ya broke it
6:06 AM
I can't fucking take it.
Flag away guys.
And what? "The times the market place is open for business"? The website has business hours?
Just got a TV from a Jewish site. Had to wait for the sabbath thing to end.
Really night now!
Jesus, $360/month
For a crap plan
Thanks ACA
@JasonC stock markets
Apparently I have until March 1st, not December 15th.
Yet I had to go through all this to find that out.
Nothing makes any sense.
6:22 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body: Who need to no longer Take It? by scapnnejuriyam on askubuntu.com
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If you're presenting 50 items for the purpose of comparison, PUT THEM IN A GOD DAMN TABLE, don't list them one after another on 10 different pages.
Sorted alphabetically.
These guys need to spend more time on ux se.
Dum de dum
@JasonC Don't say that too loud, they might hear you
Good call.
6:30 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported question: To ask a question, you must either sign up for an account or post as a guest by user110097 on webapps.stackexchange.com
I just got a random upvote for a two year old answer to a question titled "Java Pig Latin sentence translator using Queues". Does that mean somebody, somewhere, right now googled for "java pig latin translator using queues" and found that?
I hope so.
@JasonC Either that or someone is looking for the upvote hat
Well if anybody else needs help finding the upvote hat, feel free. >.>
@ShadowWizard can we merge this into that so-that my answer available at there?
Q: Hat scrolls with page

QuillWhen visiting my profile on the mobile app, my hat scrolls with the page: It doesn't stay linked to my icon at the top. I'm on an iPhone 6+ running iOS 9.2 and version 1.4.1 of the SE app.

6:38 AM
@Pandya only a mod can merge, you can flag your own answer, choose "Other" and ask to merge.
(or you can just delete your answer there and repost it on the dupe :))
which is better?
@JasonC what @James said, i.e. people looking for hats :D
@Pandya delete and repost is faster, but if there are more answers merge is better
In my case?
@Pandya delete and repost, since only one answer :)
@JasonC there's a hats room where people seem to be doing that
6:43 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Muscle Building For The Beginner by Rinyseya on drupal.stackexchange.com
@ShadowWizard Done!
A: How to write multiple spaces in the post?

PandyaAlthough you can use &nbsp; at no. of times you wish and most of users do it. But it results in only one space at a time and for more spacing we've to use it no. of times i.e &nbsp;&nbsp;..... (example facing such condition while posting this answer). So,I am here discussing about three more en...

Now it's clear why CM's don't respond to comments :P
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, link at end of body: Avocado is great for difficult dry skin by BrubJenni12 on meta.stackexchange.com
Happy [Enjoy] Winter!
@ShadowWizard Because 12 is a really big number?
6:55 AM
Awww the downvote from the spam flag doesn't count towards the vote hat :(
@JamesENL sure it does -- for the downvoter
Of course!
It all makes sense
If I serial downvote somebody and get a hat from it, and the votes get reversed, will the hat also be reversed? If so, would it be upside-down or inside-out?
Or just backwards?
It will become a black hat
@JasonC answered here
6:58 AM
Or a transparent hat, on a black background.
@balpha I'm talking about hat reversal, not hat removal.
What's the difference?
The end result is you left without the hat
The former results in an inverted hat, that latter results in no hat.
Lol three bug reports in 15 minutes
I got lucky
The bigger question is, if you're wearing a hat and your hat is reversed, will your head be reversed, too? I feel like this is a safety concern.
We need the sorting hat from Harry Potter
7:03 AM
To magically determine which review queue a question goes to?
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in answer: 8 ball pool account reset by user117506 on gaming.stackexchange.com
Something like that
That 8 ball pool question is funny.
I like how there's one answer that says "contact the developer" and got criticized for it, and the other answer "please reset my account" was met with an upvoted "contact the developer" response.
Cue circus theme
@SmokeDetector ignore
@JasonC Post ignored; alerts about it will no longer be posted.
7:20 AM
@ShadowWizard: thanks for the dupe call, I didn't see the other Question :-)
@Quill yeah, its title was only for android. Fixed. :)
don't forget the tags too :-)
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title: Best Fat Loss Product To The Internet by warrenjrichmond on superuser.com
7:37 AM
Ah the hats are back :D
any secret hats found so far?^^
there's a post about it
with pretty pictures and everything
Q: Winter Bash 2015 Secret Hats

EranI just got my first Winter Bash 2015 secret hat, so I decided to start the traditional Secret hats and how to get them spoiler question.

[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported question: What is this? Naturacel by merchilulie on superuser.com
@PeterJ nice! thx
7:59 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title, pattern-matching website in body: SAP BW BI Online Training in India? by amaalaab on stackoverflow.com
8:09 AM
@balpha It is possible for SE to detect if an user is using TOR?
@Derpy there's a published list of TOR exit nodes so it's easy for any site to detect it easily
@PeterJ Ok, Then I think I know.
@ShadowWizard Morning Shadow. Want to help with a little experiment?
@Derpy let me guess, hunting for secret hats? ;)
8:23 AM
@ShadowWizard Actually, I have an idea, but cannot test right now.
we should make a list of things we've tried
@ShadowWizard So, if you want to report the info to the others in the Den, maybe someone can confirm this.
See my room please.
I read something about hats I would like to help^^
me too!
@Derpy Den is quite empty now, but no problem will take a look in the Corner :)
sd gone
!!/test more details (and some filler text) musclestacks.org/sprayable-sleep
@SmokeDetector delete
(For those reading the transcript: I just tested if the spamvertized website is in the blacklist. It is).
I got the "Cerro de Potosi" hat thanks to Smokey! Deputy badge on Travel.SE . Thank you Smokey!
[ SmokeDetector ] Link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: Start Cycling To Get Rid Of Stomach Fat Fast by annettabrown on drupal.stackexchange.com
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