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12:30 AM
@Alex PRETTY sure its been there a while?
@Telkitty and sysadmin types prefer it to ubuntu
Its supposedly less quirky
IIRC SE mainly uses it for load balancing servers over HAproxy - not heard of them doing anything else on em
@JourneymanGeek According to my scraping script it's new. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Could have been deleted and re-added.
12:48 AM
Should we expect a new idea from Community team every two weeks, in time for Town Hall? Channels last time, mentoring today.
> MDN is changing to focus just on documenting web technologies. All the same great content is still here; we’re just changing some visual elements and navigation, to help you more quickly find the web technology docs you’re looking for.
... was it anything else before?
They have/had a lot of documentation for internal Mozilla APIs. Many of which are fast disappearing as they race to create a browser exactly as extensible as Chrome.
I have no idea if that's what they're obliquely referring to, but you gotta admit it sounds a lot more positive than "we're stripping out all of the stuff that's now deprecated"
1:03 AM
is there a quality control for the mentors?
There'll be a separate class of mentors for the mentors, trained from birth to hone their reasoning and memorization skills. They'll be known as "mentats".
talentless.com - omg not taken, I see opportunities
cheap labour for hire: talentless.com
hm popped in - that's my queue to leave "mentats"
it will be like reject shop:
1:08 AM
The Reject Shop is an Australian discount variety store chain. Founded in 1981 as a "seconds" store in South Yarra, the company currently operates over 340 stores Australia-wide. The Reject Shop employs over 5,600 staff. The group replaced the majority of Chickenfeed (Retail Chain) stores in Tasmania, and took up the space that was left when Retail Adventures closed down == History == Since 1994, the chain was previously majority owned by Macquarie Bank, but was floated on the Australian stock exchange in June 2004 when Macquarie decided to offload its shares. The float was successful, with the...
but for people
Wait, there was a store called "Chickenfeed"?
aw she's so cute
1:12 AM
you'll be meeting these next week
that's a young chook, my chicken is a lot older :p
prograndma chicken :p
all her friends were killed by foxes
1:14 AM
Oo :(
I gotta go to H now. bbl
cya later :)
> I have not been active on philosophy.SE recently because my ideas on moderation don't match those of past moderators. philosophy.stackexchange.com/election/2#post-44864
Sounds promising
@Shog9 I feel that sometimes, you are a like a lone dog sent by your herd to testing unknown situations - occasionally potential risky situations. You never know when you are sent to raccoons' den ...
1:19 AM
raccoons and people aren't so different
raccoons are awesome - they are eager to share (other people's/animal's) food
The number of ads promoting SO Podcast is disconcerting. I tried several questions on Drupal Answers: 100% of ads are podcast. Similar situation on other medium-sized sites like Web Apps or Stats.
1:34 AM
Might as well put up pictures of Taco in unsold ad space.
Get Joel more likes on Instagram.
Maybe if selfserve-stackexchange.com offered sites other than the trilogy... ¯_(ツ)_/¯
is NY summer too hot for huskies?
1:40 AM
instagram.com/spolsky has no recent pictures of Taco, but then again, Joel is on sabbatical in Europe.
let's debate the ethics on whether people who travel a lot should be allowed to keep pets
1:58 AM
@Alex on sly level you are 1 bar higher than shog but on courage level you are 1 bar beneath ...
sly is like intelligence without honesty
@alex, let's playing a role playing game ... if you pretend to be a mouse, I will pretend to be a cat ...
(a) self-service site will not sell ads on anything except trilogy; (b) reps won't take calls unless you spend $5000+; (c) no ads sold.
2:46 AM
788 unread messages... which meant I missed the Town Hall (again)
3:15 AM
@SagarV Hey!
3 hours later…
6:05 AM
@thesecretmaster yeah
1 hour later…
7:15 AM
Where is my spam flag?
@cazc_941 even better: replace an obsolete framework with another obsolete framework.
@SagarV already deleted
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Town Spam Hall
10:08 AM
@Telkitty this is the young chicken - also called "chicken" with Penny. Unlike your grandma chicken :D
10:34 AM
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@YvetteColomb chicken seems to be good mate with the horse :p
It's actually.. fascinating seeing both of you living in the same area and having the same hobby (or work?). Made me questioning whether people living there are naturally a... farmer? breeder?
@Telkitty she's lonely and loves the horses, the bush turkeys and the ducks
@Inc. nope not at all - we both just happen to be awesome :D
I tell you @Telkitty is even more awesome in real life than she is in chat !! True story
10:47 AM
In my personal opinion, only people like @yvette should be allowed to keep pets because she actually takes good care of them :)
@Telkitty aw you're so nice :D You mean I don't take overseas trips and leave them?
I'm so excited for you to meet my girls.
Looking forward to meet your girls too :D
We will be getting Missy up in a few months - she's our other girl. she's in the country atm running around wrecking her rugs
how come you have your horses at different places?
10:50 AM
it's quite expensive to keep them so close to the city though
it is! tell me about it. Missy is elsewhere while Cleo is recovering from her injury. Also where I have them is not large enough for the 3 all the time - it will turn to mud, I need to preserve the grass
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] English text in body on a localized site, English text in title on a localized site, bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, blacklisted website in body, +1 more: dr oz diet plan environmental sustainability or other reasons by dietplan4 on rus.SE
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body, blacklisted website in body, link following arrow in body, pattern-matching website in body, potentially bad keyword in body, +1 more: Cafe Vert Avoid pills that offer results by MiguelJacob on mathoverflow.net
11:10 AM
@Alex is there a reason they have 26 question untagged? Worth a meta question?
11:27 AM
@SagarV I think that lock was totally reasonable.
@thesecretmaster nope. please read the faq
quoting> Posts should generally only be locked in cases where something seriously bad is happening. In particular, where the ongoing updates and edits are actively detrimental to the system.
A: What is a "locked" post?

Justin StandardWhat does it mean to lock a post? A question or answer which is locked can no longer accept: edits up-votes, down-votes comments, comment up-votes new answers (questions only) close votes, reopen votes (questions only) In the case of locked questions, the (unlocked) answers are not bounded t...

[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword with email in answer, email in answer: Georgia invitation letter for visa by travel advisor on travel.SE
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword with a link in answer: How to recover information from a well weathered limestone tombstone? by Alexandra on genealogy.SE
@SagarV Nope, historical lock is different
A historical lock preserves older content that was very popular when it was originally posted, but is now off-topic or otherwise out of scope for the site it is posted on.
that is never off topic
Asking for nominations for pro-tem mods would be off topic if asked now.
11:39 AM
no one will ask it. but the CM's will if they think there must a need of additional mods
that is upto CM's and hence not off topic
I am not arguing but in my point of view, the lock is irrelevant.
I mean, it's not doing any harm. Also, IMO it's like an election. Nominations/voting shouldn't happen after the election is over. Also, it helped me break [featured].
@SagarV What's the internet for if not pointless arguments?
@thesecretmaster well the community is against arguments
That's no fun :(
if you want fun, join this room

Wizards Den

Place for all wizards to share spells, words, and having fun w...
@thesecretmaster you may convert it to CW or simply consider further votes are feedback of your moderation :)
11:54 AM
@SagarV that room is no fun. Terrible room. @ShadowWizard uses it to confuse and harass me.
really @ShadowWizard
@Bart but @rene might need your glasses! Won't you give them to him? :P
!!blame @ShadowWizard
!!/blame @Saga
@ShadowWizard It's Bart's fault.
11:55 AM
See, I should just report Shadow at some point.
It's getting out of hand
!!/blame @SmokeDetector
@SagarV It's Bart's fault.
Well even when you're not there we're using your Smiting stick, @Bart
in Shadow's Den, 54 secs ago, by KennyBOT
~ I'm not sure I ever had Smiting stick of @Bart ...
12:02 PM
Stop eating my smiting stick. It's not for consumption
Too late. Will it kill @Kenny?
may be
Let's try to take it out...
It will poo
@ShadowWizard already did
but it is not coming. everything else came out
12:05 PM
OK, it's out
in Shadow's Den, 14 secs ago, by KennyBOT
@ShadowWizard give it to @Bart
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in answer: UK Visa Application for Self Employed by mike on travel.SE
12:28 PM
12:42 PM
1:09 PM
@Derpy buh, no animation
@Derpy poor derpy
1:52 PM
mineweeper.herokuapp.com (have fun) clicking on a bomb does not end the game (yet)
mine weeper? o_O
BhargavRao can mod's delete tags immediately?
CMs can
@BhargavRao lol yep
minesweeper was taken ;-P
@SagarV ha I gotta figure out the end game part soon ;-P
is there a technology called Kartik-v or he just kidding?
1:57 PM
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA mynesweeper would have been better. :D
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA nope
I need to score more and more.
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA please don't
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA [bug] the timer is still running
angular is killing me
@SagarV there's yii2 by kartik-v (a person), so... just remove kartik-v
That is a name of person and I think it should be deleted. If I remove the tag, it will stay there and removed only after a certain amount of time
Wait. There are so many questions tagged with kartik-v!?
2:06 PM
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA I clicked a bomb on my first move :(
@Andy you deserve a medal for that :p
@SagarV it seems he also has some libraries like on this question. That said, the tag should represent the name of the library, not the author...
It's Minesweeper THE GAME, after all
waiting for anyone who reacts to that...
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA nice! But iron rule is that the first click never hit a bomb, i.e. you build the map only after the first click.
It's lame to lose in your first click....
2:10 PM
Windows Minesweeper moves the bomb to somewhere else if the first click is a bomb.
@Inc. whaaat? How you know that?
Makes more sense they just build the map based on first click... no?
I redirected a person from here to Superuser. said him to take tour and how to ask but he may ask the question as it is there
@ShadowWizard I, uh, remember I read it somewhere... but not sure where
I cannae see how something would be on topic in SU main and here
he want to enable notification from certain apps in windows
2:21 PM
@ShadowWizard apparently not really correct. The correct one is, the board changes.
I remember having a VB.Net program that would tell me where all the mines were. If I purposely clicked on a mine as the first square, the board changed. I would say that's quite verifiable and correct. — Canadian Luke Jun 25 '15 at 18:36
@ShadowWizard lol I found that out after I built it. I can code that in later ;-)
@rene One-use tag without any description being culled by a script after 6 months. Those questions tend to accumulate on sites that border on ghost towns. Board & Card Games has 18 of them.
I'd be more concerned about 107 questions tagged русский which is in the site's name and should be intrinsic.
It's just as uninformative, and can be applied to posts directly unlike [untagged].
In any case, I don't have an account on rus.se, so... мне наплевать.
> In Grand Rapids, we're known as Beer City, U.S.A., and our airport reflects the West Michigan regional culture. -- grr.org
2:52 PM
Does this mean all airport workers are drinking beer on the job, or what?
3:28 PM
@ShadowWizard should be fixed now mineweeper.herokuapp.com that should not happen anymore ;-)
3:59 PM
that's great
4:17 PM
@Alex Ok, at least I noticed.
Of course my password would expire with 3 days left on my contract -_-
@jadarnel27 just call it day and leave early ...
@rene That's probably for the best.
Nothing improves productivity on my last couple days like struggling to remember a new 20 character password.
There ^
your new password
Ask us if you lost it ...
Hm, should've posted in here a few minutes ago. I don't think I can change twice in one day.
4:33 PM
You can't change it twice a day? What is that for security? Can't you file an FR to require everyone to change passwords twice a day? Just insist on the dangers like cyberthreat, ransomware. Would be nice if that was implemented the day after you left ...
We were made aware of a serious security flaw therefor passwords now need to be brown and changed twice per day
@cazc_941 That's excellent.
@rene Upsides: hackers won't be able to log in. Downsides: no one will be able to log in.
20 random characters..?!
It's the most secure password why would we need a different one
The next time some password lists gets leaked, we should check how often it's on there
4:44 PM
@cazc_941 lol wut
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Mostly dots in answer: Who cut off Zephyr's arm? by user34847 on anime.SE
@cazc_941 I don't know if the generated password is based on anything, but...
too hard to remember, won't use it :|
I generally used sm1tingst1ck. Easy to remember, secure, and as long as I keep it to myself I should be safe.
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Manually reported answer: Who cut off Zephyr's arm? by user34847 on anime.SE
@Bart That's a great password! On an unrelated note, where do you do your online banking?
4:56 PM
Credit Suisse, why?
Just, uh...curious. Thinking about...uh, switching banks. Yeah.
It's funny you ask, someone asked the same recently. Such a nice guy. Asked about my mom as well. Seems he knew her. Got her maiden name all wrong though, so I had to correct that.
@Bart That was very helpful of you!
I've always wondered what your favorite subject in school was...
@jadarnel27 art classes. Although I got in trouble one time when my favourite pet Bello ate a painting one day.
I hate it when that happens. Something similar happened to my maternal grandmother, Eunice.
5:19 PM
@enderland This is what I meant when I was suggesting a new SE for questions: meta.stackoverflow.com/a/353930/5764553
Not specifically bad questions, just new questions and questions from users who need help writing questions
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Pattern-matching website in body, pattern-matching website in title: Access to ethereum-wallet.net blocked by the owner by Peter on ethereum.SE
6:09 PM
@ShadowWizard I added a new game button mineweeper.herokuapp.com
Blah blah blah
Did anything come of the Town Hall event?
I see some discussions, but no conclusions
The conclusion is that it's great to have a UX researcher who doesn't use SO.
@Alex not a very conclusiony conclusion
6:32 PM
Yay, some good news for once on Google News: "Kendall Jenner NOT Posting Nude Photos To Win Back Harry Styles, Despite Report"
I've no idea who those people are, but it looks like a sensible decision.
@Inc. the joke is that it's the same every time for everyone
I.E. it is the most secure password ever and everyone should just use that
@cazc_941 for once, I thought it's generated based on my IP. But I figured it out after googling the 'password' :)
Strange experience here today:
Q: Strange rendering at chat

user0042Today I found my mozilla engine based browser left me with some strange (image) rendering quirks at the Tavern on the Meta chatroom: I suspect it might have something to do with the "not blocking insecure passive content" as described here: Mixed content blocking in Firefox Though I didn't f...

7:00 PM
@Andy That issue has been fixed :-)
7:15 PM
A: As a US citizen, what law requires me to pay income tax?

steveOOps, That wasn't me. That was the insane cat I live with. He tortures me. Please Help!

@M.A.R. that there will be another one in two weeks
How was your trip? @M.A.R.
@Alex Aww, just hide in the woods :-P
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA nice! Now all I need is the middle button to work and I'm good. :D
@ShadowWizard middle button?
Funny enough, right now everything just looks fine regarding this. Does that mean we only have well behaved members in right now?
7:22 PM
@ShadowWizard exhausting
@ShadowWizard what do you mean by middle button?
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA yup. Clicking it on a number is equivalent to clicking all the non flagged squares around the number.
It is crucial for fast games.
Saves ~80% of the time required to finish.
@ShadowWizard double click.
Middle click! ;)
But yeah, see the double click works :D
I just added pressing both mouse buttons for the same event (it'll be up in a minute or two @ShadowWizard)
7:43 PM
7:55 PM
Too impolite? Just enough?
Change it to "Are you sure you need to post this question? Really, really sure?"
A: How much research effort is expected of Stack Overflow users?

Anthony PegramA lot. An absurd amount. More than you think you are capable of. In fact, asking a question on Stack Overflow is the absolute last thing you ever want to do. You want to avoid it at all costs. You want to think of it as a horrible shame1 that will forever haunt you and pass down from you to your ...

@TravisJ The answer to that question is "everything".
If everything doesn't work, then there is nothing left for me to do.
8:17 PM
Please help! thanks in advance.
tanks in advancing
@Alex you're so 2012. It's "thanks in advice" now
yeah @Alex. jeez
Perfectly normal latency. :( for two days in a row, I might add.
8:26 PM
Extra twist: the API is called from Google Apps Script, which has its execution time limited to 6 seconds.
Are you calculating the heat death of the universe?
"Dear Stack Overflow, I'm trying to calculate the heat death of the universe. Thanks in advice."
8:52 PM
Challenge: write a question that equally deserves all close reasons
9:04 PM
@jadarnel27 nsfw: pastebin.com/6SxEa0ss
If I missed one let me know. I tried to get the off topic ones too.
Close reason != flag. That said, great job.
Too much? Sorry, wasn't made to offend.
Nah, chillax... Smokey would be happy to report that post too. So, bonus point :p
safer version without flags :) pastebin.com/vRRW393s
9:25 PM
Speaking of Smokey, he found this gem:
> as long as charcoal teeth whitening you can.
Possible reference to Charcoal, or a really innovative idea.
That would be like making a sun shade out of a magnifying glass.
Again I'm almost tricked by an SE employee without a diamond ... is this on purpose or what ;)
it's all part of our master plan to trick and confuse @rene
9:41 PM
Thought so ... :(
conspiracies everywhere
> Easy stackoverflow cred: go to top questions for different outdated languages, and post an updated answer for the new lang (eg objc-> swift) -- Josh Singer at 2:44 PM - 27 Jul 2017
Um, are swift answers welcome under objc questions?
@TravisJ hahahaha. I don't think anyone's going to outdo that.
9:49 PM
Well played.
@Alex only one way to test. I have one problem: no swift nor ObjC knowledge.
It is simply a collection of parts of posts that I have had to deal with at some point.
@rene I wish I had no ObjC knowledge. It still h. hau..... haunts me.
Maybe if it's Swift 2.0. But Swift 1.2 answers on any questions are practically worthless, and provides negative value. — Claus Jørgensen Aug 27 '15 at 15:43
Update: "maybe if it's Swift 3. Swift 2 answers are worthless"
@TravisJ Oh, sorry. I didn't mean to bring those memories back. takes note of weak spot for future (ab)use

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