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user315433
12:20 AM
 
user202362
12:44 AM
@bjb568 s/thing/think/
 
user202362
@rene I hardly ever vote, full stop
 
@Telkitty Maybe @bjb meant “to express as a thing”.
 
user202362
 
user315433
1:21 AM
Entering "timer for 15 minutes" in Google seems easier than getting up and setting a real timer...
 
user202362
@Shog9 So ... this lagging issue, I need your expert advice - is it an abuse by the individuals or mistreatment by the system
 
JAL
2:24 AM
Need a mod or power user on meta.se. Two off-topic questions on the front page and some more non-answers
 
3:16 AM
@Telkitty what?
 
 
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user315433
4:20 AM
May 2016 mod newsletter is still "in progress" modnewsletter.stackexchange.com
 
user315433
What's going to happen to that site when WordPress is phased out?
 
user315433
A new non-SE podcast "Python at SO" featuring Martijn Pieters, talkpython.fm/episodes/show/86/python-at-stackoverflow
 
Anonymous
5:27 AM
@zaq That's pretty good
 
5:49 AM
Does every site has blocking tag feature or it is just limited to MSE?
@zaq Is feeding/logging newest questions only the purpose of chat.meta.stackexchange.com/rooms/1055/log-of-meta-posts?
 
6:06 AM
@Pandya I am pretty sure all sites have it. I know SO does, and I don’t see why other sites wouldn’t. Of course, whether or not they actually use the feature is a different story entirely…
 
@AlexisKing ok
 
 
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8:31 AM
@bjb568 The worst advice
Being late can cost you everything. You can get fired or seriously reprimanded from work for that, you can fail entire university exams by showing up late, you can fail entire uni courses for consistently showing up late.
 
@Magisch that said, context should be considered too. The thing with the pool seems pretty pathetic, so unless there is some reason for that behavior I wouldn't put all the blame on the son.
 
@Derpy Well no, but I was commenting on the fact that the answer said being on time is meaningless
Maybe I'm biased in this because I'm german, but being late is almost never okay or desireable.
 
@Magisch again, it depends on the context. 2 minutes can be important when you have a reason to not be late.
if you are just going to the supermarket across the road, by foot... then I would argue that the 2 minutes don't really matter.
 
9:08 AM
please, someone tell me this isn't real.
100k $??
 
... do I want to click on that?
 
user202362
it's a safe, albeit boring site
 
well ... hilarious ...
 
9:25 AM
@Bart well.... "100k gone in digging a hole... not so much hilarious"
 
Myeah, I won't jump on that bandwagon.
 
 
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10:38 AM
@rene Some of the failings of democracy are making themselfes known
Whether it be brexit or trumps election or any election, in a year as plagued as this one by upset of established thinking and voting, the flaws are apparent
It's just still the best system though :)
 
@Magisch how are they failings of democracy?
 
@Bart well democracy is supposed to represent an informed consensus of the people
Somewhat imperfectly
And drive by voting, uninformed voting, and low turnout are failings of democracy because they unduely influence the outcome
If it were to work absolutely correctly, voting would have to be mandatory and everyone would have to be correctly and well informed
And the well informed point is why it's so error prone - you can very easily convince people to vote against their own best interest using propaganda and such.
 
Sure. But that goes for any election at any time. Not just for elections where the outcome is not what you'd like it to have been.
 
Of course
@Bart But if the elections go largely as expected and as accepted by the majority, these failings don't come up
This year's two big electoral upsets have deeply shaken the trust in a democratic system overall across the world
 
I don't see how it affects trust @Magisch. And if it does, the blame is put in the wrong place.
 
10:47 AM
@Bart People trust democracy to be effective in getting a general OK consensus of overall governance right
Both in Brexit and in the US election so many people feel like the democratic process has had a so disastrously bad outcome this time that it's time to abandon it alltogether
Made apparent by things like people petitioning the high court or parliament to block brexit or people calling to impeach trump on day1 and pence on day2 and to institute a permanent fillibuster until 2020.
 
Democracy is an active process. If there really is a majority upset over the outcome, they didn't turn out in those numbers and only have themselves to blame. It's not the process that failed, it's them. But if there is no so majority, then the process worked just fine.
 
@Bart See thats where we disagree
I think voting should be mandatory anyways. A democratic system is a duty as much as it is a right
It's also besides the point. People won't blame themselves for not turning out. They'll blame the process instead. Like I said (I don't really agree with people all blaming the process) antidemocratic sentiment only grows in the US/UK atm
 
Okay, antidemocratic sentiment. But that's about as useful a metric as the "fear of crime increases" when in fact crime figures are going down.
 
I'm historically biased in this, but a rise in antidemocratic sentiment is very alarming to me
The last time this happened over here was thoroughly unpleasant for everyone involved.
 
It sure is. Although I believe it to be a temporary effect in this case. People thought (fueled by news media) that their candidate/choice could never lose. And guess what ... upsets happened. And introspection is not what people tend to go for in such cases. But give it time.
 
10:55 AM
What did I start this time?
Looking over it I think @Bart can represent my position on this.
 
:D
Don't worry, I've got this
 
That gives me some time to get work done ;)
 
@rene photosynthesis ?
 
@balpha please see meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/338573/… there's a bug that exposes private information in the printed cv.
 
ugh
 
11:02 AM
Strangely enough I don't have that in my cv
 
I don't have a phone number in there either (and didn't find where to fill it in), but my email is exposed
 
@Stijn thanks, already being discussed, that needs a quick fix
 
@balpha thank you!
 
Ah that explains why people find my email alias ...
 
11:35 AM
@Bart "Bart McBartsWorth"
 
Barty McBartface.
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11:52 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Shortened URL in body: What is the Career & Scope in Web Designing? by user255081 on softwareengineering.stackexchange.com
 
user315433
@Pandya No, it also posts meta answers by SE employees, as well as their comments and edits (I'm unsure about the value of posting edits, but sometimes they are important). As a bonus, the room demonstrates that the script grabbing new items from feeds sometimes fails to work for hours.
 
@zaq ok, I'm just asking whether you room do contain only system messages or is there any scope of messages by users?
Because that room will be frozen for inactivity as system messages are not considered.
 
12:09 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer: Should students get full credit for getting the correct answer (without work)? by Rifat Gazi on matheducators.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer: Should students get full credit for getting the correct answer (without work)? by Rifat Gazi on matheducators.stackexchange.com
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Manually reported answer: Vocal Disguise Effect by ThomasAnderson on sound.stackexchange.com
 
12:29 PM
@bjb568 eyeglasses@gmail.com
 
@balpha wouldn't that be better as a contat form info?
It looks like a serious security flaw
 
@Magisch You're right, but hindsight is 20/20 :) I shouldn't have posted my (now deleted) answer either, probably.
 
putting it on display like that is kinda unfair towards SE - now they have to devote a bunch of ressources to fixing it immediately or risk data-miners exploiting this to the fullest soon
 
@Derpy nothing that creative I'm afraid
 
considering that naXa found out the issue by googling himself, I would say the info has already been mined long ago
 
user315433
12:35 PM
A PM says it's fixed now. It still might be better not to upvote such reports, pushing them into the sidebar on SO...
 
if anything, the post would raise the awarnes of the issue, so that people may decide to close that email and switch to a different one.
maybe someone is using the live-id alias support.
 
user202362
1:28 PM
So how geek am I if I were to write a romantic story about a forbidden love between a mouse and a keyboard?
 
@Telkitty 4200 geek
 
user202362
Which is supported the monitors who help them to exchange messages but forbidden by the motherboard
 
user202362
the all mighty motherboard ...
 
user202362
@Magisch why 4200?
 
@Telkitty it'd probably be a better love story than twilight
 
1:34 PM
@Telkitty 100 x the meaning of life?
 
2:00 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at end of answer, non-Latin link in answer: What does « en » refer to in « en avoir la dignité »? by cimaonline on french.stackexchange.com
 
user315433
The gall some spammers have... plagiarizing an answer by a moderator to add a spam link to it.
 
Have they no shame?!?!?
 
2:18 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Shortened URL in answer: How can I advertise my community? by Matt Laurenceau on communitybuilding.stackexchange.com
 
2:32 PM
@Stijn repeat after me: there is no book called Twilight
 
 
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3:32 PM
bingo.
seems my assumption were right.
 
user315433
Why is John Sinclair's email michael@stackoverflow.com? safeharbor.export.gov/companyinfo.aspx?loc=eu&id=32174
 
user315433
There are four Michaels on the company page: developer Stum, helpdesk Rosa, and two sales team leads. All are relatively new, the email couldn't be theirs.
 
user315433
Must have been Michael Pryor, former CFO of the company. Outdated contact info.
 
user315433
Anyway, the Safe Harbor thing is itself outdated, one can't re-certify. safeharbor.export.gov
 
user315433
3:47 PM
Stack Exchange isn't on the Privacy Shield list, privacyshield.gov/list
 
user315433
The badge at the bottom of stackexchange.com/legal/privacy-policy says "valid today, November 28, 2016". Clicking the badge immediately contradicts that. :-/
 
user315433
4:04 PM
The privacy policy is itself way out of date. "Users who post profiles on our Careers site ..." etc
 
6:01 PM
Is the LQQ to get rid of this kind of stuff: meta.stackexchange.com/review/low-quality-posts/47953 ?
 
user315433
I think so. Rant unrelated to the actual topic, which was HNQ
 
user315433
Deleted now.
 
anyway, delete voted out of the queue
@zaq yeah, it had 2 votes already, casted the last one
 
6:33 PM
Hmmm, a user that asked a programming question on MSE deleted their account, but the question remained.
 
 
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user315433
7:52 PM
5,761 questions... that's a lot of questions to review. — yellowantphil 9 mins ago
 
user315433
How about... just no.
 
user315433
Tag discussions should be moved to a separate Tagging Stack Exchange site.
 
user315433
Especially when they involve "reviewing" thousands of questions (which sounds like a lot, but on the other hand is one afternoon's worth of new questions).
 
user315433
I never understood the necessity of these pre-tag-removal reviews. It's like taking a few buckets of water from a river, filtering it and pouring back. Yeah, reduces the amount of pollution, but...
 
user315433
Back when Mathematics got rid of [homework] tag, nearly all of the effort spent was to retag the questions with no other tag, with some incidental edits to them. I don't think anyone was in the mood for a massive "quality" check, surely not me.
 
user315433
8:17 PM
> If you can find your name among the top 72 users in the first two pages here, we have a surprise for you! meta.dsp.stackexchange.com/q/1454
 
user315433
What if I can find my name there, because another user has that name?
 
user315433
I see "Aaron", "David", "Bryan", and "Jonas".
 
user315433
 
user315433
And this, on the first page of users ^. One of two accounts not seen since 2013, the other joined in 2013.
 
user315433
8:35 PM
> .@m0sa just asked to be "looped in", so he's definitely the next one down when it comes to demotion to manager. -- Ben Dumke-v. d. Ehe at 12:32 PM - 28 Nov 2016
 
user315433
Why not, having some PMs that actually understand the product wouldn't hurt.
 
8:54 PM
as long as they considered it to be a demotion I'm fine with it.
Manager is not a career path
 
@rene :-(
 
What? Don't tell me that you wanted to be a manager since you were 5? ;)
 
I don't think Community Manager was a job title when I was 5.
 
That is true, yes. We are already that old ...
 
user315433
9:41 PM
A question for English Language & Usage: When did "community manager" become a thing?
 
user315433
An online community manager builds, grows, and manages online communities, performing Community management, often around a brand or cause. == History == The origins of the term (online) community manager take their root in the computer games industry with the advent of MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games) back in 1995. Roles have expanded to include a wide variety of responsibilities and skill-sets including social media management, marketing, PR, and customer support. Game community management often includes supporting open communications between the developer and pla...
 
When Jon stopped wanting to become a firefighter?
 
user315433
So, the 4th Monday of January is a Community Manager Appreciation Day.
 
user315433
And it seems that the 256th day of a year is a Developer Appreciation Day. (Or something of the sort.)
 
user315433
Looks like there isn't one for mathematicians.
 
9:45 PM
86
Q: How can I make an svg scale with its parent container?

bjb568I want to have an inline svg element's contents scale when size is non-native. Of course I could have it as a separate file and scale it like that. index.html: <img src="foo.svg" style="width: 100%;" /> foo.svg: <svg width="123" height="456"></svg> However, I want to add additional styles to t...

From this question alone, I'll probably eventually drift up to 10k.
 
user315433
> Dec 14 '15 at 0:00 votes daily summary N/A Score: -2 Favorite: 5
 
user315433
-2 votes and 5 favorites in one day for no apparent reason
 
Yeah, probably r17.
 
Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day date format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day. Pi Approximation Day is observed on July 22 (22/7 in the day/month date format), since the fraction  22⁄7 is a common approximation of π, which is accurate to two decimal places and dates from Archimedes. == History == The earliest known official or large-scale celebration of Pi Day was organized by Larry Shaw in...
Not to be confused with
The American Pie Council (APC) is an organization committed to "preserving America's pie heritage and promoting America's love affair with pies". As America's only purely pie-focused national organization, the APC combines aspects of a hobby club, professional association, trade group, and pro-pie interest group. == Activities == The Council offers both personal and commercial memberships which allow individual participants to have discussions and swap recipes with fellow pie lovers, while providing commercial members with business networking opportunities and promotional support. The APC has run...
 
@Shog9 growls
No half-circle constant should be worshipped!
Besides, e is probably more important.
But really, wau is the best.
 
user315433
9:54 PM
Yeah, I never was into 3/14 thing. Even as the advisor of math club, haven't ever felt like arranging anything on the date (neither have they).
 
user315433
The more important upcoming date is 12/3, that's the 2016 Putnam contest...
 
I wouldn't organize anything around 256 either.
 
user315433
Not even binge drinking?
 
user315433
Apparently, it's a localized Russian tradition then.
 
Any holiday is a good excuse for that.
 
9:59 PM
National Temperance Day included? (I checked. It's probably not a thing.)
 
10:18 PM
I'm costing my skewl district $6885 next semester with dual enrollment classes.
 
user315433
10:50 PM
@zaq judging by the tons of bugs and the total lack of response from the team to bug reports about this "new nav" (last bug was fixed year ago, not a single one since), this is most likely a failed project. SE prefers to bury it silently instead of admitting the failure. — Shadow Wizard 7 mins ago
 
user315433
SW is so harsh. Looks like a perfectly normal SE project to me.
 
user315433
11:04 PM
> Eee I got my @StackOverflow welcome box! First challenge of new job: opening it. So much tape. -- Kristina Lustig at 12:15 PM - 27 Nov 2016
 
user315433
The newly hired UX researcher. Maybe she will straighten out the new-nav project, @ShadowWizard...
 
user315433
(Whom am I kidding, it's probably for Jobs/Talent/DevStory)
 
user315433
11:25 PM
> If a waiter were to provide me with somebody else's pancake order, would this be both a server fault and a stack exchange? -- Stefan at 7:49 AM - 22 Nov 2016
 
@zaq In that others have had failure too, sure.
In general, SE front end just sucks.
 
user315433
Yeah, that's my point. Remember profile page redesign, for example.
 
user315433
Was it Nick Craver who proposed labeling the progress of SE projects with the stages of grief?
 
I remember every time I click on a damn profile then I need to click another button to at least show some semi-usable old version, then search for forever to find the obfuscated link to what I actually want.
 
user315433
Yeah, the "Profile" part is remarkably useless for pretty much anything.
 
user315433
11:28 PM
Except the "last visited" part, which surprisingly isn't under "Activity".
 
I looked at my own profile page to see how bad it was and agreed. Then I realized I was on the better one of the tabs o_0
 

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