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12:18 AM
Are there any queries around relating to active answerer counts?
 
12:28 AM
jesus f christ. The first option worked for me. May i ask you for my code review later? Even for money. Can i have your skype\email\whatever to contact with you? — tiredsys 58 secs ago
 
user315433
@Quill Here is one: unique answerers per month
 
Thanks
I'm doing a little math on finding a realistic goal for a community "let's answer stuff" bounty challenge thing
 
user315433
There is another query that excludes one-time answerers by requiring at least 10 answers (not necessarily in a month). As written, it's limited to the past year, though easy to edit.
 
user315433
Web Apps answerers are about 25-30 in number...
 
user315433
And then someone argues that WebApps - forum too broad!
 
user315433
Migrations from SO.
 
Goddamn it. Basic type coercion question gets HNQ... stackoverflow.com/q/37998267/3296811 There's probably half a million questions with the same answer of "it's called type coercion" out there unflagged as dupes
 
user315433
But this one has an answer that's better than "it's called type coercion".
 
He's already answered the same goddamn question: stackoverflow.com/a/5101991/3296811
 
user315433
Doesn't cover inequalities, which is what the newer one is mostly about.
 
12:48 AM
Meh, it's all the same root issue.... yet we have iteration after iteration of "omg. js is broken, look at thing it does with =="
 
user315433
Well, I didn't know that >= and == coerce dates differently, and I wouldn't learn it from the older question.
 
@nicael The hint is that you are more likely to find it if you participate on the site more.
 
user202362
1:06 AM
Am I the only thing who thinks that humans are too dumb to create real A.I.?
 
user202362
I mean A.I. research has been going on for 30+ years, if it's possible, wouldn't that has already been done?
 
Meh. a lot of the barriers are related to computing power
 
user202362
I think it has very little to do with computing power
 
Research in biology has spanned thousands of years. You could apply that same argument to 'why haven't we cured all diseases?'.
(meaning, research takes time)
 
user202362
new diseases - like AIDs
 
user202362
1:10 AM
also humans are stupid, exactly my point
 
user315433
Quill has a long way to catch up with the King of Meh
 
@Telkitty Well, you're calling yourself stupid then... if humans are so stupid, how are you aware of that if you're stupid?
 
user202362
we are all idiots of different degree
 
@Telkitty Doesn't acknowledging that demonstrate some intelligence though?
For the curious, here’s our current house (now for sale!): http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/106-Cobalt-Ct-Winston-Salem-NC-27127/80452627_zpid/
 
user202362
I want to see results, still waiting for robot cleaners, human droid chefs and A.I. construction workers.
 
1:17 AM
@soup I'm not so indifferent here.... chat.stackexchange.com/search?q=meh&user=145604&room=
 
user315433
I perceive a positive correlation between using JS and saying "meh".
 
No, that's the PHP effect.
 
My first tag badge was PHP
 
user315433
Unrelated: how stupid it is that we can have an RSS feed of all messages containing "meh", but not a feed of all messages in the chatroom?
 
or regex searching for that matter....
 
1:21 AM
hey
 
hey there @tchrist
 
Guess it's not possible to return badges you're embarrassed to hold.
 
also apparently if the UK leave the EU, Australian tourists will lose their visa privs or something
 
I was actually talking about PHP badges, not EU badgers.
 
user202362
doubt it
 
user202362
1:24 AM
wait, you mean lose their visa privs to EU countries?
 
Nov 19 '14 at 0:00, by The Wobbuffet
http://www.bbspot.com/news/2000/6/php_suspend.html
Chat decided to throw me out again for a couple minutes...
 
@Telkitty yeah, like the time line for visiting is less, or something. I'm not 100%... I'm not even 40% on this
 
user202362
currently Australians can stay in UK, EU or the U.S. for up to 3 months without a visa
 
* and Japan
I'm seeing a distinct lack of Smokey. Is Smokey still disabled for here?
 
user202362
handled in other room(s) probably
 
1:30 AM
@Quill No, there just isn't much spam yet. Happy hour starts at 4 UTC.
 
Ah, I see. I haven't been in Charcoal much lately to notice.
@tchrist I'm not embarrassed by it. I got PHP experience, I can do PHP, I've got the tag badge, and it's on my resume.
It's still a language, whether or not certain people don't like it
 
Someday you will choose to omit things from your résumé.
 
On a side note, PHP is most chatrooms' external enemy:
> The external enemy -- nothing causes a group to galvanize like an external enemy.
So even if someone isn't really your enemy, identifying them as an enemy can cause a pleasant sense of group cohesion. And groups often gravitate towards members who are the most paranoid and make them leaders, because those are the people who are best at identifying external enemies.
 
user202362
Programming languages are like tools, you choose the right tool for the task in your hand.
 
1:38 AM
@Quill You've not missed much, other than a lot more noise.
 
That's why I've been avoiding it. I don't want to deal with some drama because people want to view feedback as gamification
I liked it more when feedback numbers weren't available. In fact, I didn't even know my name meant anything to how I was giving feedback
 
user202362
There is no 'better' or 'worse' for any commonly used languages in this world. You can only say for a certain task, which languages suit better.
 
It's not even that noise. It's just...noise.
 
@Andy I'm fine with SE-related noise. Non-SE related noise belongs in here. :P
 
I've complained all I'm going to. I tried to say my peace in there - got a bunch of stars, not much changed. Smokey is good, but users are using it to game Metasmoke and SE at the point - both for bigger numbers on each and to troll spammers.
I'm just stepping out for a week and enjoying my vacation. I'll fight that battle when I return :)
 
user315433
1:43 AM
Solution: ignore everyone but Smokey.
 
Or ignore everything, that works too...
 
user315433
But vacation is a better solution still.
 
Eh. That doesn't work. There are legitimate conversations that I either want to see or be part of. I'm going to just stick with "enjoy vacation and worry about it later"
 
Yeah, that's a good idea. Except occasionally writing something when on vacation gets upvotes (I wrote meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/325787/… on vacation)
Although I only wrote that because I didn't like how many upvotes the question had gotten. :)
 
@Shog9 Today I picked my first three red tomatoes and eight thai chiles (green).
 
user202362
1:51 AM
farmers.stackexchange.com
 
user202362
:p
 
user202362
<3
 
user315433
I'm still on vacation but somehow spending most of it on SO. Got more reps than @hichris123 now. :P
 
user202362
 
user315433
The June climate around here helps :/
 
user202362
1:53 AM
the glittering eyes were ducks
 
@soup Eeeeeek. Maybe I'll be forced to start answering again.
 
Hmm?
 
select OwnerUserId [User Link], concat('query://503650?LookbackDays=##LookbackDays##&MaxPendingEdits=##MaxPendingEdits##&UserId=', OwnerUserId, '|', count(*)) "Edits that would have been rate-limited"
 
2:00 AM
Yeah.
I found it in the documentation.
> Data Explorer also supports the custom scheme query://<id> to link to other queries, enabling you to link directly to drill-downs or related queries from your results.
I've never seen it before.
Cool.
 
@TimStone r u a wizerd?
 
I'm required by the laws of Meta to answer yes to that
 
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ Of course not! It says I'm not in my username!
 
aaaaaah, I've been ranting in CR chat for like an hour | chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/8595/conversation/site-health-rant
 
@bjb568isnotapebble what's new pussycat?
 
user202362
2:11 AM
Current status - 49.8%:50.2%
 
user202362
close call
 
It's going to be a long night.
 
@tchrist nice. I've picked a few tomatoes from my indoor plants, but far off from outdoor tomatoes still.
Should harvest rhubarb though
 
@JamesENL At the internship.
 
@Telkitty is that the Brexit count?
 
user202362
2:12 AM
yeah
 
The other interns totally broke git. I'm fine locally.
 
@bjb568isnotapebble yesssss..... I was wanting more details
See that's the gossip I wanted
Where do they get these interns
 
@Shog9 These are cheaters: I didn't start them from seed, but got rather large starters back round Memorial Day.
 
nice
 
I didn't trust May enough.
 
2:13 AM
@Telkitty is that 50.2 No?
 
most of my tomato plants are clones this year, but I still can't put 'em out early
 
Not as high as you are, no.
I've resolved to have bushels of tomatoes this year.
I've got one Old German that's as tall as me now.
 
user202362
Yesterday, I learned: sucks to buy plants that only show flowers a couple of weeks a year. Ideally one should get plants that flower at least 3-4 months out of a year
 
Annual vs perennial.
 
user202362
@JamesENL yes
 
2:15 AM
Get annuals and they'll flower till they die.
But perennials have a longer path to follow.
So they cannot do that.
 
user202362
roses are doing pretty well
 
user202362
so do jacarandas
 
user202362
and camellia
 
user311528
@bjb568isnotapebble but before that?
 
@bjb568isnotapebble So what specifically did they do?
 
2:26 AM
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ Ah, whatever, that's not important.
@JamesENL Who knows‽
 
2:59 AM
There's so many creative ways to totally break git
 
user202362
create once, break all the times
 
I've recently visited What powers do chat room owners have? which leads to meta.stackexchange.com/q/87761/260388 where I found the following power of room owner that is either missing or incorrect (in answer)
> edit the room name and description
> kick-mute users
@Shog9 am I right?
 
what?
ROs have those powers
 
@Shog9 I'm a room owner of one chat-room but I didn't find any option to change the name; can you help me?
 
@Pandya Link to the room?
 
3:09 AM
@Pandya should be an edit button here: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/info/33481/mount-dev-chat
 
Also

 हिन्दी मंच

Discussion related to Hinduism in Hindi (Note that chat.stacke...
oh! yes, I thought that it only edits the topic of room but it also changes the title!
sorry for bothering (if any)
 
user311528
@bjb568isnotapebble Be the pebble. You are the pebble. ALL IS THE PEBBLE
 
user311528
except bjb568, of course
 
3:47 AM
@Telkitty what's it at now?
 
user202362
48.17:51.83 (stay:leave)
 
user202362
Last updated 4:50 AM BST
316 of 382 voting areas reporting
 
user202362
according to cnn
 
Hmmmm interesting
What's your personal view?
 
user202362
in Lounge<C++> on Stack Overflow Chat, yesterday, by Telkitty
It's the best for England to stay in EU, but it's good for fireworks if England leaves ...
 
user202362
3:53 AM
@JamesENL yours?
 
I think I'd prefer if England stays, but that's very subjective. I'll be the first to say that I'm not at all familiar with all the issues.
 
BBC already called it for Leave. But remember, this is a non-binding vote.
 
True
 
4:36 AM
Looks like we're going to leave.
Pound is down 11% against the dollar.
Euro is down 3.5%
Nikkei 225 down 8%
(something about Japanese car companies or something in the UK)
 
@bjb568isnotapebble We? We left Britain years ago...
 
We as in not including us.
 
@bjb568isnotapebble You're going to be so screwed
The EU leadership is not in a mood to let you off easily
 
I'm not screwed.
 
Expect to accept vastly more immigrants, and pay double or triple what you do now to access the shared market
 
4:38 AM
I'm an American.
 
1 min ago, by hichris123
@bjb568isnotapebble We? We left Britain years ago...
 
Well
the UK :p
 
user202362
5:01 AM
firework it is ...
 
You'll be in my thoughts
 
user315433
Was there once a link "take 2-minute tour" in the hero box shown to new users? Opening an SE site in private mode, I see only an invitation to "sign up", not to learn what I'm signing up for.
 
user315433
> This query counts the number of edits that would've been blocked (or delayed) for each affected editor if we just blocked edits when more than n were currently pending in the queue. -- source
 
user315433
It catches 30 edits by Undo, tag-wikis.
 
user202362
@JamesENL AUD is going down against USD though, down >3%
 
5:14 AM
@Telkitty What's new? I remember Steam sales where 1AUD was 1.2USD! Them's were the days!
 
user202362
in a day
 
user202362
 
@Telkitty @Quill should we start running for the hills?
 
in The Nineteenth Byte on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, 2 hours ago, by Quill
I think now's the time to ditch Australia..... I wonder whether I could get away in all that smoke coming from Europe
 
@Quill But there's no volcano in Europe at the moment
 
5:39 AM
@Telkitty it's sad but I feel like I know more about British politics because I watch HIGNFY and Mock the Week obsessively on Youtube
 
it's sad because I feel like I know more about Stack Exchange politics than I do Australian politics
4
 
@Quill See....... now you say that, I also think it's true
 
that'd only be sad if you were, like, a citizen of Australia or something
As a proud kiwi, you really shouldn't have to care that much.
 
@Shog9 if that was, like, a joke or something, it wouldn't be funny
 
grabs popcorn
 
user315433
5:46 AM
@Quill I wish I knew more about SE politics than about the politics of the home country...
 
user315433
Though that has mostly to do with the latter.
 
you should try being a minor, it comes with this side benefit of not having to care about politics
 
user202362
 
user202362
speaking of proud kiwis
 
user315433
It didn't work for me when I was a minor.
 
5:47 AM
their currency's worthless to them anyway... they all move over here
 
6:02 AM
In a hipster cafe now. It's great.
 
@soup while Google's translation wasn't perfect, I got the gist. Ouch :(
@bjb568isnotapebble were they the first to recognise that you're not a pebble?
 
They don't pay much attention to us. It's great.
 
So with the Pound down and the country looking for "new opportunities" how long until Trump offers to acquire the UK as an investment?
@bjb568isnotapebble I get that as a junior
 
Oh hey apparently Bitcoin is going up in value
 
6:10 AM
What about Dogecoin?
 
If the pound drops due to the Brexit does that mean I lost weight?
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Q: Embedding .SWF into posts

PeanutOn Stack Overflow and similar sites, it would be nice to be able to embed .SWF files like you can with single scripts and images. I know that .SWFs may be considered unsafe, but you could have a peer-review system and also automatically scan the .SWF for viruses. There would also be a "click-to...

Seriously?
 
6:27 AM
All aboard the DV train! Choo choo!
 
Metabombed
 
1
Q: The UK has voted to leave the EU. Would this affect UK or EU citizens traveling to the continent and vice-versa?

JonathanReezThe UK has voted to leave the EU on 23rd of June, 2016. These leads to the following questions: Are UK citizens traveling to the EU affected? Are EU citizens traveling to the UK affected?

 
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@Quill John Oliver?
sd k
 
I got a survey from Apple about video watching usage.
I'm no longer in the lowest age bracket ;(
 
7:09 AM
You're getting old bj
 
It's all downhill from here
 
sd k
 
7:38 AM
Brexit. Cameron out. Now let's get Boris Johnson in, and have Trump be president in the US ... I'll head for my Swiss nuclear bunker.
7
 
user202362
7 hours ago, by Telkitty
also humans are stupid, exactly my point
 
@Bart Any space for a kitten in there?
 
@bjb568isnotapebble plenty
 
@Bart BoJo for PM would be like if @Telkitty's firework tipped over in a firework factory
 
But ... but ... he is so funny on panel shows @JamesENL ...
 
7:48 AM
Exactly
I'm not saying it wouldn't look spectacular
 
but it would cost lots of money, and leave behind a smoking crater
 
That's what his entire popularity boils down to though. Gosh he's so eccentric with his hair and his TV appearances
"And have you seen him on his bike? Hahaha"
Anyway, in the mean time I'll enjoy the stronger Swiss Franc again :)
 
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sd 2k
 
user315433
8:05 AM
Student loan and Brexit -- more speculation, this time on Money.
 
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8:30 AM
I wrote a basic Node suite for interacting with the SE API.... I might publish it to npm
 
@Shog9 I imagined you as a proud kiwi for a second there
And had a chuckle :D
 
Dontchuknow @Magisch, Shog is a kiwi painted like a decapitated head.
 
8:47 AM
Is @Bart British?
If so, I've been pronouncing his name wrong all the time.
It should be pronounced like "buuuuuut".
 
@TIPS nope
"So you're Swiss then?"
nope
 
Hmm, is there some kind of a "country of glasses" anywhere in the world?
Utoglassia
@Bart the US?
 
@TIPS I always assumed that's what the glassnost was supposed to achieve, but that was a spelling mistake.
@TIPS nope
Let's just say I have something in common with a flower
 
9:16 AM
well I used up all my quota testing <_<
 
I have this distinct feeling that between the new nato tensions at the russian border, trump maybe becoming POTUS and the Brexit that we're heading for a significantly more ... unstable time ahead.
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in English Language & Usage on The Stack Exchange Network Chat, 11 mins ago, by TIPS
I can't believe it reemerges, after all's happened in this world.
 
9:38 AM
So I just cracked down and got productive. I finished the MVP this afternoon, even tho it was projected to be done next Wed. The other interns say functionality doesn't matter and have their own (build-failing) branch where they add on to what I write (wrote, hours ago, they're out of date) with React (rather than replace it, even tho their complaint is that my code is unreadable, which they're not changing (nor is it valid criticism)).
They literally don't care about user-facing functionality. They just want to stroke their hipster mustaches and make "the code look good".
WTF.
At least they're prevented from merging into master until they fix their own huge pile of bugs that prevent the build from succeeding.
 
@bjb568isnotapebble Multi-Vessel Launcher?
 
Minimum viable product.
I've wrote the entire thing and they just want to delete it.
 
Then grow a mustache and have your words.
 
For them, I can't have a mustache unless it has React and Blabble and bloaty crap.
 
Babel is a transpiler it doesn't bloat that much
 
9:44 AM
But we don't need it.
 
anyway, most browsers support ES6, you probably only need it for jsx support
 
Productivity is no longer writing features of fixing bugs. It's trying to indoctrinate me into the world of loving bloatware. They just try to argue with me all the time.
 
Hush, @Quill. I wanna hear more @BJB rant.
rimshot
 
what libraries are they adding besides React and Babel?
 
@bjb568isnotapebble Why tho
>_>
 
9:50 AM
<_<
 
>_>
 
@Quill I don't even want to switch to their horrible branch and see.
 
10:19 AM
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11:09 AM
Yay setting up a redis server for the first time :D
Tag editor animation by @stephane_m_: https://dribbble.com/shots/2797787-Tag-editor
 
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11:47 AM
8
A: Learning VB6

GalwegianThe best tip is to... RUN! ;-) No, there are still tons to vb sites out there, and you should still be able to pick up loads of second hand books for VB6 for next to nothing.

 
user315433
Score +8 -0
 
12:37 PM
Quora is down.
 
1:02 PM
Yay!
 
#quorexit
 
Quora is up.
 
Boo!
 
1:20 PM
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#staxit
 
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1:43 PM
 
2:01 PM
caʒ
 
user315433
Korean Language went into public beta; was stuck at 100% for so long (since May 24) that I stopped checking.
 
user315433
Medical tourism to South Korea has become popular here in recent years.
 
user315433
Geographically favorable, more than from U.K. of course.
 
 
user202362
2:11 PM
 
user202362
you can get plastic surgery & look like that too!
 
I doubt it
 
user202362
hehe
 
2:38 PM
Semester grades just got calculated despite all actual grading having ended a month ago.
 
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2:57 PM
@bjb568isnotapebble all As?
 
3:29 PM
myeah, first time
@bookend In your bio, profile pic source links to wrong thing.
 
4:00 PM
Today's xkcd comic (Theft Quadrants):
 
4:19 PM
Lovely Friday, isn't it.
Britain has been officially removed from Euro Truck Simulator. http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/gpu_displays/britain_has_been_officially_removed_from_euro_truck_simulator/1 https://t.co/zinmVW0hwd
 
 
1 hour later…
5:48 PM
This is now locked, permanently. — Tim Post ♦ Apr 1 at 6:13
Tim locked Shog's answer, not the question. lol
 
6:13 PM
April, 1st, it was a joke
 
I guess it'd be better than some April Fools jokes...
 
@hichris123 Dutch humor in the comments links rijden was toch altijd al klote xD
 
What does that mean? Maybe I should go learn dutch...
Ah, Google Translate seems to have worked decently enough to get the gist.
 
loosely translated Driving on the left-side always su**ed anyway*
@hichris123 Ha
 
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6:22 PM
sd k
 
6:55 PM
Wasn't there a dupe of meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/326821/… just a little while ago? Maybe it was on mSE...
Hmm, I thought it was linked to meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/290126/…. I guess not.
Maybe the question was deleted...
 
7:19 PM
yo
im getting a weird error when im trying to compile something
/Users/abrahamhamidi/Downloads/dolphin-master-2/Source/Core/Core/HW/AudioInterface.cpp:191:54: error:
      expected ')'
          g_AIDSampleRate = tmpAICtrl.AIDFR ? (32000 : 48000) / 2;
                                                     ^
/Users/abrahamhamidi/Downloads/dolphin-master-2/Source/Core/Core/HW/AudioInterface.cpp:191:47: note:
      to match this '('
          g_AIDSampleRate = tmpAICtrl.AIDFR ? (32000 : 48000) / 2;
                                              ^
/Users/abrahamhamidi/Downloads/dolphin-master-2/Source/Core/Core/HW/AudioInterface.cpp:191:66: error:
help?
 
You leaked your name by the way...
@Doorhandle You probably mean (tmpAICtrl.AIDFR ? 32000 : 48000) / 2?
 
7:36 PM
that ^ sounds about right , assuming a ternary
 
See, I'm a C++ expert. With near zero tag score...
 
I probably had a time I answered every featured question or so?
 
You used user:me... I thought at first you were mocking me. :P
 
Ha, sorry :D
 
That's okay, I deserve mocking. 4 questions, zero answers, net score of +5.
 
7:58 PM
Wow, that's a bad tag wiki. Probably copied from somewhere too: stackoverflow.com/tags/confluent/info
Hi @Sam!
 
Sam
Hiya
 
8:37 PM
I wonder if it would be possible to compare the search results in the related questions dropdown for the ask questions interface with the search results of only roomba'd questions to be used as some sort of indication of problems. If there are 4000 roomba matches and only 150 related matches then perhaps it could be a sign that the question will fall into a common pitfall. Does that sound reasonable at all?
Or, more broadly, is there any signal that can be derived from the roomba to help users when asking questions?
 
Hmm, that's an interesting thought. But it would be really hard to get data on that...
 
@hichris123 - Hard to get data on which aspect? Couldn't it be tested using the general "A/B" group testing approach and just comparing closure rates?
Or perhaps a myriad of closure rates, vote counts, and views.
 
8:59 PM
@TravisJ Well, I'm not sure much of the related questions data is even logged, no less taking into account deleted questions.
 
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