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12:03 AM
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12:27 AM
@Gerry rofl ... and I think I need use time more wisely ...
I should write a book 'how we waste time', if you think about it, we pretty much spend most of our time doing useless things
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Have you read the help center and tour? I suspect the fact that this question is here, and your visa being refused might be related... — Journeyman Geek 21 secs ago
Less than nice?
@SNAFU Haha. Dear StackStatus: Cool story, bro.
Except in chat.
12:38 AM
@Shog9 Sincerely disappointed that "the Stack Overflow of artisinal breadboard design" returned no Google hits.
Do we mean boards for bread or circuit boards with many pads?
Searching for "the Stack Overflow of" brings up The Stack Overflow of UAVs
@JourneymanGeek Ouch. The truth hurts, lol...
"TV Tropes: the stack overflow of storytelling" omfg @AboutThisLater :') #videobrains
12:40 AM
What's the "shoot self in face" emoji again?
(^A^) ̿ ̿'̿'\̵͇̿̿\з
12:52 AM
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What site has the most "don't ask about that" red crosses in the tour? Anime & Manga is a strong contender with 7.
Stack Overlow somehow manages with 4.
> Identification questions: I can't remember the name of this anime/manga
Anything not directly related to anime and manga: What's up with that weird emblem on Japanese mailboxes?
Questions calling for out-of-universe lists: What are all the anime that feature X? What are all the manga by Y? See also: Good List vs. Bad List.
Reading or watching recommendations. I'm looking for an anime/manga like Z.
Questions requesting illegal or copyrighted information: Where can I watch anime X online? Where can I download chapters of manga Y?
Nicely illustrated with examples, too.
Sometimes I feel bad, but other times I really like to treat you like a cat would towards an autistic turtle
1:05 AM
Lol what
I thought it was pretty clear with what I have said
@Gerry I'll tell you for certain in a couple minutes assuming I don't get IP banned, heh.
Ethereum's got 7, too
Oh oh Chemistry has 8
Ask Different has 8
I think Space Ex has the most green checks; it's got 11
Web Apps has 8
SF has 8
1:21 AM
pokes at the dh cert generator
8 is the record, and of the sites with 8, web apps also has the least check marks (3). So I'll call that one the winner.
And space.stackexchange.com/tour dominates in the green checkmark category.
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2:02 AM
@JasonC Web Applications in Space would have the longest tour of all.
Web Apps also has a confusing list: "augmented browsing extensions" are in the green list, but "browser extensions" are in the red.
In practice, it's a site to ask about being locked out of Facebook/Gmail or to beg for spreadsheet scripts.
I think I'm done there.
Yeah web apps is dumb but SU gets mad and makes you ask Google Sheets questions there.
That's why if I have a question about a spreadsheet formula I just lie and say I'm using Excel. SE has taught me that irrelevant lies magically make off-topic things on-topic. It's great.
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2:38 AM
@Jas I can't believe you are still so nice to Gerry
3:54 AM
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4:11 AM
If I said 25% of accepted answers on SO were authored by gold tag badge holders (on that question's tag), does that feel right?
It seems high. But maybe not.
I'm trying to build a query that determines that but I'm uncertain of the last step, and that's the number it gives me.
4:23 AM
@JasonC Seems high.
But, I get the same number.
So, I guess not.
4:39 AM
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@Shog9 Thanks for the sanity check. Surprising results. Also WHERE EXISTS... that's the missing piece. My attempt was a mess.
It's funny how much SQL I've been learning through SEDE. That's mostly why I've been so obsessed with it recently.
Oops wrong link
Next, learn how to write keywords WITHOUT_SHOUTING
No. Never.
@Shog9 in your honest opinion, on a scale of bin chicken to beautiful swan, how much should Jason stalk Gerry with a hot & spicy frozen tuna?
we want honest opinion, okz
4:51 AM
no need to care about feelings of Jason or the tuna
@Telkitty You know this weird conflict/relationship exists only in your head, right?
@rene It's too bad SEDE doesn't support docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/t-sql/functions/….
string_split + string_agg with order reversed + '.com' = win
Conflict? never! Only red hot lava like love!
... cheetah
@Shog9 On stackoverflow.com/site-analytics/traffic-sources, do you know why duckduckgo is listed as a referring site and not a search engine?
Well that page is boring anyways. I'm going to sacrifice it to a bounty.
5:46 AM
@JasonC well, it is in vNext and Nick never waits too long to go the next release so you might have that once vNext goes in public beta.
It worked with concat
Ha, great!
Those broken urls are stupid
Also TIL that you can declare functions. And then I learned that you can't make temporary ones. And then I felt somehow cheated.
6:44 AM
@JamesENL Den miss you... but morning anyway! :D
@Shog9 sorry but this is just better... at being worse.
7:02 AM
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@ShadowWizard it's obviously a feeling for being for being retarded. Sometimes idiocy feels almost the same as happiness. But they are different
7:20 AM
@ShadowWizard Sorry, I've been super busy with Tim and work and other things
@JamesENL hehe, all good. You provided more details than anyone else. Though some are still missing... wink wink
Oh this somehow reminds me... has anyone actually sent video to SE on April Fools?
Why? ;p
7:37 AM
@ShadowWizard You make me sound like a drug dealer or something
In a few days, we’ll offer a public API for Dance Dance Authentication. To receive a developer token, please send us your best dance video.
To get a token
Alas, I like the people I run into on SE enough not to torture them with my attempts to dance ;p
@JourneymanGeek but they did it to us.... ;)
7:39 AM
I didn't watch ;p
Watch. It's pricelss.
is busy ._.
I was disappointed only because I expected another game...
falls over
@JamesENL nah, I'm the dealer. Dealing with information. :D
7:41 AM
and dang, I miss getting things to work
You're essentially our version of Caliban
Caliban is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men. The character was portrayed by Tómas Lemarquis in X-Men: Apocalypse and in 2017 by Stephen Merchant in Logan. == Publication history == Caliban's first appearance was in Uncanny X-Men #148 (August 1981), written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by Dave Cockrum. == Fictional character biography == He is born an albino mutant with a pale complexion and large yellow eyes. At some point in his life, he is banished from his home by his father, who called him Caliban...
BTW @Stijn
I guess that's accurate :p
The small version gives "head". ;)
good morning by the way :)
7:43 AM
@JourneymanGeek ask on SE... ;)
@ShadowWizard lol.
I wrote an SF answer on part of today's festivities.
A: How do I set up letsencrypt with multiple domains on a lighttpd server with ubuntu 16.04?

Journeyman GeekIt took a bit of trial and error, and throwing together bits from multiple sources. You might wish to do a few things differently depending on your needs. In this case I haven't done a few things people include, and a few things are optional. I started off with this guide, and diverged wildly ...

> Sensing and tracking other mutants
this does mean a small maintainance window every few months but shrug
@JourneymanGeek yeah, probably worth the efforts
7:48 AM
Well when its time, I plan to try to automate the process. certbot has pre and post update hooks (so I can turn my web server off and on), and auth hooks (I need to concatanate two files into one, and move a copy for my chat system)
not the same thing -- the thing in the chat room URL isn't used for anything
just like in question links -- look at the one you linked: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/346354/unable-to-filter-jobs-by-c
fair point
8:31 AM
@ShadowWizard good use of quotation marks there
@Bart Here are some more quotation marks for you to enjoy """"""""""""'"'"""'""""""'"'""'"""
No need to thank me
I won't then
8:47 AM
People in the future will be sending each other pretty pictures with quotes of the Tavern underneath them, just like they do today with Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein.
They will only quote me
Or Smokey
You guys don't have anything good to quote
Smokey is awesome to quote
@M.A.R. So many Quote and not a single Curly Brace.
Imagine them quoting this:
Mar 25 at 4:33, by SmokeDetector
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I wonder if such a thing as NSFW will exist in the future
@Derpy {""}
@TravisJ not really. Chat room names were always trimmed in the URL, by design. It's meaningless anyway, as there is unique ID for each room. It is the same as user profiles. — Shadow Wizard 1 min ago
@Sha BTW, how long do name autocompletes last?
7 days?
In chat, I mean
8:56 AM
@M.A.R. you mean for how long one remains pingable? Yes, 7 days since last visit, but only if that person ever posted a message in the room.
If they never posted, they are unpingable when leaving the room.
@ShadowWizard No, not pingable, but appearing in the autocomplete list
Note that even joining a room for split of a second and leaving makes you pingable for 7 days. (it happened to @Inf on the Den once... ;))
@M.A.R. same thing. @balpha can confirm.
I thought they were different
they used to be for a long time, but I eventually made them same
8:58 AM
@M.A.R. maybe used to be, yeah
I remember cases where people didn't appear in autocomplete but were in the pingable list
oh, lol
balpha is faster, or my connection is slower. :/
(it's really hard to explain to a user why it would make any sense that they're different)
@Derpy best combi ever... (oh, and panties)
@balpha Don't you sometimes wish you could see the future, so you would go ahead with some of your decisions?
8:59 AM
@M.A.R. yup, before the autocomplete went through a major change.
@M.A.R. yeah, most of us want to know the stock market tomorrow, so we know which shares to pick today
Stocks are overrated
although we don't really want to know when we will be dead
@M.A.R. NSFW will always exist, just in different levels. I believe in the future things which are now NSFW won't be, and vice versa.
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Imagine this being prose in the future
9:01 AM
heck, just read about a fashion company TV advertisement which showed people making sex for real. (of course without showing naked bodies, all covered, but still...)
Not that it isn't poetic already today
@ShadowWizard How did they make sex with clothes? O.o
@M.A.R. not clothes, I didn't watch the commercial yet, but probably the couple is covered e.g. blanket.
Just read this morning in the newspaper while drinking first coffee
Unsimulated sex in movies is still rare, but looks like it's becoming more common - that's one sign that what's considered NSFW these days will change at some point. :)
And now to other things.... :D
Why you asked about auto complete? @M.A.R.
Who you looked for? @Norm?
Or @Andrew?
You won't find them.
@ShadowWizard Why did you ask about my asking?
Someone asked in the SU room
9:06 AM
hmm.... @balpha crazy idea... maybe show previous chat name in the autocomplete as well?
This way when changing names, it will still be possible to find the person.
@ShadowWizard No, that's a stupid idea. Go take a nap.
taking a nappie
baby daughter is angry at me for taking her nappie
@ShadowWizard Repeat thrice a day
For full effect
If you notice any side-effects, inform your local doctor
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@M.A.R. I need more :/
9:09 AM
Talking about NSFW ads... "Trojan condom game"?
And it's too small :(
@M.A.R. yes, it leaks!
@Elephant huh?? Where?
@ShadowWizard Call a plumber
@M.A.R. nah, they always have a crack
AKA urologist
@ShadowWizard oh, just Google it (warning NSFW)
probably 18+, but screw age of majority >_>
9:12 AM
Oh, it seems Skeptics.SE took a break from analyzing Trump's gaffes.
@Elephant heh, you mean "Adult Olympic Games"? (found in 9gag)
That's different, sex there is obviously not real.
@M.A.R. lol, no worry they'll be back to it
@M.A.R. on the contrary, such amounts mean I'm healthy. :D
@ShadowWizard Or diabetic
Or the Pacific ocean
hey @dej
@dejavu Jello
9:24 AM
@Shog9 yeah, just excitement, I would not read anything into it
@Elephant I am not sure if I feel more relieved I didn't notice or saddened you did.
@Bart I know, chat ban is not on my TDL
9:56 AM
I had a dream where a recent answer of mine on Anime & Manga was downvoted...
Probably that's the worst nightmare I've ever had.
10:11 AM
you poor thing :(
10:27 AM
@Elephant downvoting this answer... ;-)
So "breast" is NSFW? Even as mere word? :(
oh wait, forgot default sort is votes, you have newer answers...
@ShadowWizard the older revision was more NSFW
and I just left the word "NSFW" there just in case
Does someone here know if the image mentioned in this question has been served up as an ad in the past? Is Google "aggressively" caching content perhaps?
@Elephant oh, wow... lol :D
respect for @Eleph ;)
10:58 AM
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My IT hardware partner just sent a mass mailing to a bunch of customers, using the "To" field. Apparently they've never heard of BCC before :\
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11:40 AM
@Stijn huh! Classic fatal mistake.
Usually leading to firing the person who made the mistake...
Many people care a lot about their privacy, which includes their email address.
Not to mention customers shouldn't always know about other customers...
12:02 PM
@Stijn That's what one of the teachers of our school does sometimes... worst thing is, it's an ICT teacher. >.<
@Bart What, you don't wanna become the first FBI agent in Netherlands?
@M.A.R. given the long reach of US "services", I'm sure I won't be the first. Then again, I don't live in the Netherlands, so there's that as well
@Bart well, it's coming from AdZerk, reverse image search gave me 25B (billion!!!) results hour ago when I started to look into it, all from Stack Overflow. Something is weird, and now reverse image search doesn't bring any SO results any more.
but no, never seen that image before.
Maybe somehow someone tricked Google, dunno how though.
hmm.... stackoverflow.com/jobs/138704/special-agent-federal-bureau-of /cc @Bart - this is likely the source, though the image there is different.
Q: Why can't you have minus rep?

KyloRenI posted a question about duplicates the other day How can an older question be marked as a duplicate of a newer one? [duplicate] and I did not get a very good response from the community. Not surprising since the question showed logic and common sense. But my issue is why I can't have negati...

Gotta love entertaining ones
heh. @Bart @rene think we can safely delete this crap, obvious trolling.
usually lesser trolls like this wouldn't last for more than a month
@Telkitty They can't get out of Q-ban. What a shame
1:19 PM
theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/03/… -- Trolls are winning the internet
Heh, troll turd polished. So pointless.
@M.A.R. :(
Popular claim of Anti-Trump people is that the USA elections were affected by Russian hackers flooding the social networks with fake news.
Both against Hillary, and just useless crap to draw the attention away from Trump's bad things.
Better feature request: auto suspension when user reach negative reputation. — Shadow Wizard 8 secs ago
That will be wonderful.
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in Sugarcube Corner, Feb 6 at 16:39, by Derpy
> If you can't be happy, at least try to make others more unhappy than you
Jan 3 at 12:54, by Derpy
> And then, one Thursday, nearly two thousand years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change, a girl sitting on her own in a small cafe in Rickmansworth suddenly realized what it was that had been going wrong all this time, and she finally knew how the world could be made a good and happy place. This time it was right, it would work, and no one would have to get nailed to anything.
@ShadowWizard Dude. Don't even get me started.
in Sugarcube Corner, Feb 7 at 9:15, by Derpy
> “Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.”
Robert E. Howard
will stop here because I assume not many would be interested in restating the obvious.
1:35 PM
@JasonC so you say all the fake news claims are fake themselves just to bully Trump?
@ShadowWizard So on Facebook, my political views consistently get a lot of visibility, likes, and strong reactions either way. (Bear with me here for a minute.)
@JasonC, You are one of the few comments I intend to ignore. — KyloRen 54 secs ago
@Jason you have a fan
@ShadowWizard Except for one consistent pattern: Any mention of Ajit Pai, the FCC, net neutrality, or calls to action otherwise go completely ignored.
And I notice this pattern on Facebook a lot, with others getting the same inconsistent replies.
Because everybody is distracted by irrelevant BS constantly.
@M.A.R. hey, he ignored my comments too!
@ShadowWizard, great idea, good luck getting it implemented. LOL — KyloRen 6 mins ago
No he didn't
1:37 PM
It pisses me off to no end. No matter what outlet anybody uses, anywhere, if it isn't about some feel-good BS, if it's about something important instead, Americans cannot process it. And then we'll complain when we can't use the internet to bitch about pussy grabbing presidents or whatever any more.
Well, he ignored my first comment. :)
As if it wasn't entirely our fault.
wtf firefox
1:38 PM
That's like the third rant I've made about that in here.
@JasonC still not sure I get it though. You say "my political views consistently get a lot of visibility, likes, and strong reactions" - so what views exactly? Only when you post good views?
@ShadowWizard Only when I post anything about whatever's in the headlines. The low hanging fruits.
It's so sad.
I suspect that when you post complicated things that require people to think, they bail out and ignore it.
It's the same shit that happened with Occupy, where everybody's out crying on the steps of banks for no real reason and SOPA/PIPA are almost slipping under the radar unnoticed.
And that's Google's fault. And the Internet - it makes people think less.
1:41 PM
Trump loves the Russian distraction as much as Obama loved the occupy distraction.
Except Obama played it off with much more tact and outwardly encouraged it.
I've said this in here so many times. Stuff like:
Mar 30 at 15:55, by Jason C
@NormalHuman I love how Joel bitched about an immigration non-issue, then Tim Post tried to cover it up with some sort of disingenuous "we reserve the right to say things that we feel are important", and yet nobody at SE has ever made a "take a stand" post about e.g. Ajit Pai being promoted to chairman of the FCC and things that actually matter to the community.
20 hours ago, by Jason C
Like the fact that nobody cares about https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2017/03/tell-policy-makers-th‌​ink-twice-blocking-content-or-flipping-internet-kill because they're all too distracted debating the gender-neutrality of the term "man-hours". God dammit.
heh, there are some valid points in what you say, can't deny it.
@ShadowWizard related
It's the thing that makes me angrier than anything else. The public ignorance. It's precisely the same reason that I can't stand answers like stackoverflow.com/a/42532783/616460 and english.stackexchange.com/a/381441/55308 (which was moved to chat).
Same crap. Mass ignorance. No ability for critical thinking.
@Derpy yup. Wait, there are nude characters there! o_O ;)
@JasonC but who is to blame?
On the other hand, we are all fishes in an over crowded fish tank, there is no escape from it ... wait until the day we exhaust all resources, we are will going to perish. Humans are a LONG way from colonize Mars. We will mutate there, we don't even know whether we are capable to reproduce on it. And hell, Mars is only the beginning, if the sun dies, living on Mars is going to be end game as well ...
1:47 PM
@ShadowWizard seems more like Play-Doh
@Derpy still, no clothes. Fine by me of course, lol. :)
Where you got it from?
@ShadowWizard -_-.... what's next, @ShadowWizard, same claims for MLP characters?
@ShadowWizard it is from an Adventue Time episode.
@Derpy they're not humanoid, so totally different thing. :)
Animals are nude by design.
@Derpy That show's awesome
then I don't want to know your position about Sally Accorn, @Shadow. (And I won't even mention that the "humanoid figures" look more like the Marshmallow Man from GhostBuster than actual men). Anyway, returning to Adventure Times... strange show.
1:52 PM
heh, turns out we have it in Israel too, never noticed. Different channel than what my children usually watch.
A candy-tale appearance, with some pretty dark plot implications, with some even weirder hyperbole like the one in the video.
@ShadowWizard It's not "who" is to blame. It's an entire complex system. It's a cycle.
Appears pretty much clothed to me ^^
I have a unified theory of everything that is too long to post here, and very much involves the internet.
It's also related to the same reasons people ask dumb questions on Lifehacks, and that "lifehacks" became a watered-down concept to begin with.
1:54 PM
@JasonC hmm.... make sure to write it down somewhere. :)
@ShadowWizard yep, and probably the new design was made because uncouth minds like your existed -_-'
@Derpy heh, might be.
Some day, I will certainly start a crappy blog and post it all there for nobody to read.
@JasonC and get 0 followers.... ;)
I think I'll use Times as the font.
1:56 PM
Maybe better put it in a book, written on actual paper that can't be blocked. :D
23 mins ago, by Derpy
in Sugarcube Corner, Feb 6 at 16:39, by Derpy
> If you can't be happy, at least try to make others more unhappy than you
Nobody has the attention span to read a book.
^just one row
not very long at all. Sums up everything.
@Derpy yup. Sad.
@ShadowWizard This girl will not read my book, and she's the one who needs to. She's the problem.
1:58 PM
@JasonC such a stupid vid, lol
But who knows... send her a copy, see what happens.
One of my favorite things to do is to go back on Facebook, find really old #OccupyEverything posts, and ask "So how'd that work out?". Haven't got a single response yet.
Go back and find passionate BP oil spill rant posts or Fukushima "OMG WE HAVE TO HELP THEM BECAUSE I'M SUCH A GOOD PERSON" posts and ask "So how do you feel about that now?". No response.

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