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user202362
12:00 AM
 
user202362
arctic fox <3
 
user202362
also gif because I know you all have too much bandwidth :p
 
1:53 AM
hrm. I am suspicious that someone has just posted a blatantly illegal image in this question
I edited the image out but it's still in history and stored on imgur... am I worrying over nothing?
 
Flag it with a moderator ping and let the mods deal with it
good work on the edit
 
already flagged as "abusive" as soon as I saw the photo, before I realized how bad it was.
 
don't worry about it being hosted on imgur, imgur doesn't assume responsibility for the images hosted on its service
 
both site mods appear to be asleep at the moment :)
k.
 
it may be delete voted by site users if you can get enough of them
 
1:57 AM
unfortunately M&TV chat isn't particularly active.
but as long as its not going to get anyone on SE in trouble I'll just wait for the mods to get it
 
Most countries have a law protecting the provider of the service, the uploader is usually the one who gets in trouble
 
i know that's true in the case of e.g. copyright violations and things; this was something I'd never seen before on SE.
people tend to get a bit overzealous about those kinds of images.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive answer detected: Can I get a new SIM card for iPhone I found? by user177118 on apple.stackexchange.com
 
user315433
2:13 AM
Speaking of Ask Different, a random factoid: the most-viewed question on the site is closed as a duplicate: How can I block specific telephone numbers on my iPhone 4?
 
user315433
It was closed since 2013, but despite this, the target post has about 1% of the views of the duplicate. Not so canonical, it seems.
 
@404 Did you perhaps mean to post in CHQ?
 
user315433
I could have, but thought this is a bit chatty for CHQ. And the post from apple is here too...
 
@404 The dup target doesn't have "phone number" in it (except in the "linked question" sidebar), so naturally "block phone number iphone" won't land on it.
 
user315433
But this also indicates that most of those who land on the duplicate do not click through to the target. Raising the question of how useful the closure is.
 
user315433
2:18 AM
For a matching factoid, I looked up the most-viewed question on Android Enthusiasts. It is not closed, but the first line is "Please don't close this question. I've read all the duplicates but it didn't help." :/ How to use PC's internet on android phone through USB cable
 
@404 sounds like something someone would type into google
googleable titles help
 
user315433
Unsurprisingly, the most viewed Code Review question is Simple calculator in Java
 
smells like a programming assignment
 
user315433
3:19 AM
The Twitter/Tweetdeck transition was messy... I used to be logged in to one account on twitter.com and to another on tweetdeck.twitter.com. Not anymore :/
 
user315433
Is there even such as thing as "Tweetdeck account" anymore?
 
3:32 AM
@404 But for anonymous users there's an automatic redirect...
 
user315433
@hichris123 Only if there is no answer on the duplicate
 
Oh really?
 
user315433
@JeffreyBosboom Speaking of duplicates... :)
 
So many rules you have to remember...
 
@404 Chat websockets are broken for me for some reason and polling seems to have highly-variable response times, so that happens sometimes.
 
user315433
3:34 AM
I just thought this was a particularly meta- occurrence.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: Let us discuss on La Skincare Instant Lift by kimgthan zuho on drupal.stackexchange.com
 
user315433
@hichris123 But this one makes sense. Hiding potentially valuable answers from most of the internet wouldn't really help.
 
@404 Wouldn't a merge make sense then?
It doesn't help either to separate the good answers.
 
user315433
The vast majority of duplicates are never merged.
 
well yeah.
But I assume most duplicates don't have an answer.
 
user315433
3:36 AM
E.g., on Math two questions may be duplicates, but with different notation: maybe one is about y = sin(x^2) while the other is w = sin(v^2). (It's more complicated in practice). merging the answers would created a poorly readable mess.
 
That's true.
 
user315433
On SO: 58,512 duplicates with no answers, 165,668 duplicates with 1+ answers.
 
How about more recently?
I'm curious with the intro of the dupehammer.
 
@404 The sum of those two numbers seems too small, given that duplicates don't get roomba'd(?).
 
user315433
They do if they stay unanswered and someone downvotes. (Or, 365 days later, even without downvotes)
 
user315433
3:40 AM
Duplicate mark does not cause roomba directly, but the usual rules for unanswered questions apply.
 
Right, it's just the "abandoned closed" 9-day pruner that skips duplicates. That makes sense. (I'll downvote more, I guess.)
 
user315433
@hichris123 In the last year, 31,997 with no answers, 40,049 with 1+ answers. Yeah, the hammer helps.
 
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A: Stock footage - stream

PetahI suggest you read a book, and/or hire some one... http://www.amazon.com/dp/143022925X/ http://careers.stackoverflow.com/employer

...
@404 Yay. Is that from SEDE?
 
user315433
@hichris123 must format
 
user315433
3:45 AM
Without formatting [](), the trailing dots in URL are lost.
 
user315433
Just saw this ad from 2U in the sidebar of SO. This is the company the 404 University is working with on assorted online master's programs... perhaps reaching my department soon.
 
user315433
> You understand that command and control management style does not work with high-end knowledge workers
 
user315433
Oh yes, it doesn't. Well, neither does any other style.
 
Night!
 
> No Asshole policy
this is not a policy
 
3:57 AM
@bjb568 night
 
user315433
4:32 AM
@rossipedia you have some nicely-formatted repositories there. It would be a shame if something… happened to them.
 
user315433
This reminded me that I don't have 2FA on my GH account. Would it make command line use a lot more complicated?
 
user315433
6:20 AM
Not a homework question Myers , I actually go fishing when I'm not programming . Thought I'd posted this on s different section lol — Fishing Bob 13 hours ago
 
user315433
Programming on a boat is dead, long live fishing-as-a-programmer.
 
8:01 AM
Desparate attempt to wake the @Tavern with some coffee
!!/coffee
 
@ShadowWizard brews coffee for @ShadowWizard
 
user202362
!!/cake
 
user202362
no cake still
 
user202362
#disappointed
 
user202362
!!/donut
 
user202362
8:04 AM
no donut
 
user202362
!!/tea
 
@Telkitty brews a cup of mint tea for @Telkitty
 
user202362
fat horse unicorn needs food, tea just won't do
 
8:32 AM
@Telkitty well, there used to be cupcakes here - not sure if @Derpy still serves them these days. ;)
 
user202362
9:16 AM
!!/help
 
@Telkitty I'm SmokeDetector, a bot that detects spam and offensive posts on the network and posts alerts to chat. A command list is available here.
 
user202362
am I missing something? where is the food menu?
 
user202362
9:29 AM
@ShadowWizard I feel bad going into a new room just for a cupcake ...
 
9:59 AM
@Telkitty no worry, @Derpy is a good man pony. Pretty sure that if there are still cupcakes in there, you'll get one. :)
 
 
1 hour later…
user202362
11:13 AM
The last message was posted 0.1 hour ago
 
11:24 AM
1 second later...
 
1 chat avatar later...
 
11:36 AM
1 @Bart later...
 
user202362
what if I do this: @shog9
 
user202362
@***someone***
 
user202362
@someone
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Manually reported answer: In the donut hole of assistance, Should I buy a home? by Mr ABDUL on money.stackexchange.com
 
@Telkitty then he will get the ping and possibly be irritated.
"leather wet salted cow hides". Wow.
 
user202362
12:08 PM
but he is irritated all the times anyways?
 
user202362
an extra person would not make much different if you have already been annoyed 253 times earlier on during the day ...
 
@Telkitty of course not, it will just make it easier for him to hit the red "BAN THIS USER" button. :D
!!/apiquota
 
@ShadowWizard The current API quota remaining is 6563.
 
!!/rev
 
12:12 PM
!!/status
 
@ShadowWizard Running since 07:08:57 UTC (303 minutes)
 
!!/blame
 
@ShadowWizard It's Shadow Wizard's fault.
 
Of course.
 
Yeah, you should've crashed him before he ran this much
 
12:13 PM
@SmokeDetector fp
 
@ShadowWizard That message is not a report.
 
user202362
have you heard about random walk?
 
user202362
 
@SmokeDetector Why?
 
@IͶΔ That's not a report.
 
12:14 PM
Huh! Different wording.
 
@SmokeDetector Who?
 
@Telkitty in the park?
 
@Telkitty In a few years time, computers will draw Mona Lisa.
 
@IͶΔ you mean few years in the past.... io9.gizmodo.com/5106124/… :D
 
user202362
yes ... when CM bans someone before taking a walk in the park, it would probably be very random, the person banned is statistically insignificantly correlated to the last person annoyed the CM
 
12:17 PM
@ShadowWizard Oh, so we're in the revolution-humanz-must-die stage.
 
Looks at the watch
 
@Telkitty I think Shog will be more irritated by lack of sugar in the tea than banning you. Nothing random or personal of course. :P
 
user202362
do you think shog can be bribed with chickens?
 
@Telkitty no. Only pork.
Sep 9 '10 at 3:14, by Shog9
mmm... pork...
 
user202362
12:20 PM
are you sure?
 
user202362
 
@Telkitty no. Donuts too.
Jan 3 '12 at 19:37, by Shog9
mmm... yeasty donuts
 
user202362
Oo, small hog, I forgot
 
Shog9 appears to be easily bribed. :D
2
 
user202362
:D
 
12:23 PM
:D
 
:D
 
D:
 
@Moo @Moo you miss lots of trains here and in Den. Shame! :D
I call @Moo and @Andrew appears. Suspicious! :D
 
12:30 PM
:D:
 
'_'
 
._.
 
0_0
 
´・ω・`
 
12:33 PM
ಠ_ಠ
 
♥_♥
 
|_|
 
■_■
 
-_-
 
𒐫
 
user202362
12:36 PM
☯_☯
 
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═_═
 
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•̀ω•́
 
12:42 PM
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Does anyone smoke?
 
(After reading transcript)
 
Mar 17 at 8:44, by IͶΔ
Smokers gonna smoke.
 
12:45 PM
lol
 
@Uni aren't you underaged for smoking?
checking laws
 
Isn't smoking illegal?
 
12:49 PM
Huh!
> Smoking under the age of 18 is an offence in Singapore. - See more at: ecitizen.gov.sg/Topics/Pages/…
calling the cops
 
What?
I don't
Bruh
 
Yeah yeah
 
I think they're raising it to 21 here.
 
@tchrist wow that's crazy. And totally pointless IMO.
Can raise to 60, will have same effect. lol
 
@ShadowWizard That's just what they said about raising the drinking age to 21, you realize.
 
12:51 PM
@tchrist and it really helped? In the long term?
 
Well, if you have a medical necessity, you can still smoke at 18.
 
If you want, you can chew gum in singapore
 
Poor @IͶΔ is forever banned from drinking. :/
 
I recommend a drinking age of 16 and a driving age of 21, not the other way around.
 
@ShadowWizard He's not regretting it.
 
12:54 PM
@IͶΔ well, good for you. :D
 
user202362
medical necessity ... reminds me that it's a medical necessity for alcoholics to drink alcohol
 
The legal drinking age is the age at which a person can consume or purchase alcoholic beverages. These laws cover a wide range of issues and behaviors, addressing when and where alcohol can be consumed. The minimum age alcohol can be legally consumed can be different from the age when it can be purchased in some countries. These laws vary among different countries and many laws have exemptions or special circumstances. Most laws apply only to drinking alcohol in public places, with alcohol consumption in the home being mostly unregulated (an exception being the UK, which has a minimum legal age...
Some interesting things in there, lol
The part about Israel is wrong, though.
Minor under 18 is allowed to drink alcohol only with parent supervision.
If a minor is caught drinking alone, or with friends, there are punishments.
 
lol
Oh yeah
I saw pictures of Israel tanks just now
 
user202362
 
@ShadowWizard Good reason we're black.
@Telkitty German is so black it's red. How can those guys drink less than Russians?
 
1:00 PM
@UnikittyBlendsPeople if only they would have measured the other tanks that I fill in the Den.... :D :D
@IͶΔ cool, you have this?
 
Pretty sure old Byzantium sells plenty of booze.
 
@tchrist same for Rome...
Ancient Rome played a pivotal role in the history of wine. The earliest influences on the viticulture of the Italian peninsula can be traced to ancient Greeks and the Etruscans. The rise of the Roman Empire saw both technological advances in and burgeoning awareness of winemaking, which spread to all parts of the empire. Rome's influence has had a profound effect on the histories of today's major winemaking regions in France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. The Roman belief that wine was a daily necessity made the drink "democratic" and ubiquitous: wine was available to slaves, peasants, women...
Huh? Animated gif??
 
Byzantium still sells plenty of wine.
 
@tchrist this?
sd k
Same spam, hour ago, why Smokey didn't report? @Pro @404 ^
 
not enough activity on ru.SO probably
 
@ShadowWizard That, too.
It’s cultural.
 
@ProgramFOX but one hour? And it also reported same spam which was posted 45 minutes later: chat.meta.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/4746160#4746160
 
Hmm... shrug
 
1:26 PM
(that's how I found the other spam, via profile)
 
I was referring to the new Constantinople.
 
@ProgramFOX yeah, shrug bugs off Smokey.... :D
 
There could be so many reasons: a restart when it got posted, a missed websocket, just passing through our filters...
I have something better to do than analyzing every piece of spam that Smokey doesn't catch.
 
@ProgramFOX Chess?
 
@ProgramFOX true, but it might mean many spam posts are missed. :/
 
1:28 PM
@IͶΔ That too, but right now I'm selecting components for the desktop that I intend to build next week.
 
@tchrist well, I guess those who aren't religious will find ways to drink even with laws and everything.
 
^^^^ When life gives you spam, make sushi.
@ShadowWizard No, there are those who feel that it is not against the Quran.
But drinking and drunking differ.
 
@ShadowWizard Well, you can always ping me if there is a new domain to be added. But screaming for help just because "it didn't catch a port" isn't helpful because it could have many reasons.
 
@tchrist of course, each can translate the old texts in a very different way, in any religion.
 
1:30 PM
@tchrist Wow. Never seen so much misunderstanding something.
 
@ProgramFOX OK, hint taken. Won't ping you anymore for Smokey possible bugs.
 
@IͶΔ I could probably help you with that. :)
 
Islam prohibited alcohol explicitly, but it doesn't mean people that call themselves "Muslim" don't drink alcohol.
Most of stuff in that article is excuses.
For drinking.
 
Mohammed didn't drink?
 
He didn't.
 
1:33 PM
@ShadowWizard I'm not saying that you shouldn't ping me for Smokey bugs anymore. What I'm saying is that not reporting a post isn't a reason to panic. A missed websocket is an impossible thing to debug because it's not going to happen again in a short timespan. The only thing I can do in a case like this, is adding a new domain.
Which I'm going to do for that latest spam post.
 
 
2 hours later…
3:25 PM
@rene How is this a recommendation question?
 
 
4 hours later…
7:16 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword with email in body, email in body: LOAN OFFER APPLY NOW by Austin Gift on money.stackexchange.com
 
7:37 PM
@hichris123 I dunno, checking ..
Or is there any other way of installing python-crfsuite? made me think it was asking for an installation guide ... but maybe it needs an edit to make it less unclear ...
Let me see if I can fix that
 
7:56 PM
@hichris123 edited, discussed it a bit in the SOCVR room and voted to re-open, the close reason was not correct unsure if it is a great question, but hey, it is Easter!
 
user315433
8:18 PM
@Magisch we do. You'll very likely see me object and fight against this like Gordon Ramsay would object to rotten fish in the coming weeks. I'm at the point where I'm running out of the ability to be civil now. It makes me that angry. We're not a commodity to be sold, we're f**king people and I will fully use my position to advocate that. F**king rubbish is what it is. — Tim Post ♦ 37 mins ago
 
user315433
Tim sounds angry.
 
Yes
My comment about gravatar on the question got 17 upvotes
 
@rene ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ
Make that 18
 
I assume there is an MSE post somewhere that asks to get rid of Gravatar?
Shouldn't there be a pro-active action to protect the users from that possible route to obtain an email?
 
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Q: Is Gravatar a privacy risk?

matt wilkieI ran across the comment below at http://onemansblog.com/2007/02/02/protect-your-privacy-delete-internet-usage-tracks/#comment-58200 about Gravatar. I'm particularly curious of Meta Stack Overflow's opinions on points 4 and 6, though the others may be of interest too. Are these concerns real, and...

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Q: Can we use non-gravatar avatars?

casAlternative to Gravatar has been rolled out. It would be nice to have the option to just upload an avatar rather than have to use some external service like gravatar. While gravatar may be convenient and useful, it's also a serious privacy concern because the operators of gravatar have basicall...

 
8:45 PM
Yeah, I found those, but they only give the use the option to use something else. It is not automagically replaced
Not sure if that is possible but then we know that.
@TimPost I don't mean to add more anger and frustration and I really appreciate how you take action when you notice PII is leaked into a log table but I don't hear you address the possible gravatar route at a larger scale. If we assume the worst case scenario, shouldn't you consider all accounts that have a gravatar profile image now being compromised and with that use your powers to inform the users but also slam the door shut on that Gravatar route? — rene 4 mins ago
 
@rene Ok, yeah, I don't think it's a great question, but I'm not sure it should be closed.
@rene Gravatars are salted.
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A: Unexpectedly changing identicon

m0saSince recently we are salting creation of hashes for generating identicons for users that do not have a gravatar account. This is because there were some concerns that the gravatar identicon urls leak email addresses. This is the default for new users, and for existing users a salt is added as s...

 
9:01 PM
@hichris123 Ok, so the problem is solved then?
@hichris123 but if I choose to use my own gravatar identicon I'm still at risk, right?
 
You mean if you were to create a gravatar account and use that identicon?
I guess...
 
OK, so my point is not completely void ...
@hichris123 question is open now
 
user315433
9:55 PM
I'm hungry and there is nothing to eat around here... The combination of places being closed for Easter and the rest being besieged by undergrads prepping for BB game...
 
user315433
!!/brownie
 
user315433
Even Smokey isn't helping.
 
10:10 PM
@404 I'm sure it's going to be a wonderful game for you all. ;)
 
user315433
Seriously. The best option for food was Dunkin Donuts.
 
You could've gone to a cough Tavern.
 
user315433
They have 50% off donuts after 3pm with a purchase of >= medium drink.
 
user315433
So I figure I paid less for medium + donuts than I would for small + donuts. Arbitrage opportunity can't be missed.
 
user315433
Of course, coffee + donuts after 6pm is probably not what the doctor would have ordered.
 
10:13 PM
There's always cooking you know...
 
user315433
Not in my office, though.
 
Bring a stove in.
I'm sure that wouldn't draw any complaints...
 
user315433
There is a microwave and I think I have some ramen packets left.... checks ... yay!
 
Why are you working on a Sunday anyway?
(or at least it would be better to be at home & working...)
 
user315433
Reports. A 4 page report on a difficult meeting on Friday. There are documents I can access only on local network.
 
user315433
10:16 PM
And the usual Monday prep, of course.
 
So procrastination. :P
 
user315433
10:31 PM
@hichris123 I'm sure that when you're in college, you will have all Monday homework done by the end of Friday.
 
user315433
Hi @quid you're not here often.
 
user315433
Do you worry that someone might be able to reverse-engineer your email from your gravatar?
 
@404 Hi! No, because it is another server, so I need to come here specifically.
 
user315433
Yes, the chat trifurcation is a nuisance. I am mostly in chat.SE myself.
 
user315433
I wonder if Math will have a mod election this year, with Arthur being away and Michael not really active either.
 
10:38 PM
Yes, me too.
(to both)
 
user315433
It's mostly Daniel carrying the load now. Such a lucky find for the site.
 
I hope Arthur comes back. Yes Daniel is great.
 
user315433
I recall that somewhere in chat (can't find it now), Daniel told a story of how he ended up on Math: was answering an SO question that the OP deleted in the process, and reposted on Math. He followed and stuck around... to 129K rep and moderatorship.
 
user315433
Math still gets new, strong, users, it seems. Though a few gave up and seemingly left.
 
user315433
Mar 22 at 23:25, by Shog9
> Some turnover may be necessary to allow new members to join.
Online communities are not technically limited to a finite size, but people tend not to join once the membership or communication levels are perceived to be too high. Groups that are isolated from outside perspectives can develop biases and insular thinking that leave them susceptible to overconfidence about the group’s ability to collaborate effectively. Thus, some turnover might be necessary to create an influx of unique contributors with new ideas, skills, and information.
 
10:47 PM
That's interesting the bit about Daniel.
Also existing users can grow over time. They start as an undergrad and time passes on and there they are a postdoc.
 
11:23 PM
@404 I uh... have most of my Monday homework done...
@404 Was that a question for me or quid?
 
I missed whatever was asked.
Sorry I am dump. I saw the preceeding deleted comment. For the email, not particularly (I used a dedicated email for SE).
 
user315433
11:42 PM
@hichris123 More importantly, why are my messages deleted? I suspect DeletionWatcher.
 

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