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10:00 PM
we can if we view the question, but for comments, at least for me, I just burn comments with lesser scrutiny than I do standard post flags :p
comments are comments
burn the wheat fields comments
@EliahKagan TL;DR if there's a lot on many commenst on a given thread I usually go and purge all comments.
So you would recommend/instruct that I use custom moderator intervention flags more lightly on comments, and use the "no longer needed" (or whatever else best applies) instead in most cases? I can definitely change my flagging behaviors in this way, if that is preferred.
@EliahKagan for comments, yes, unless it really needs nonstandard scrutiny
Okay. Will do!
"no longer needed; wasn't really needed to begin with" is just "no longer needed" equivalent
standard posts, handle as usual.
please :)
10:03 PM
cool :)
thank you for understanding
good evening!
and apologies for calling you out, @EliahKagan. (Flags are annoying but critical, and comments are probably the most loosely 'burned' items that get flagged)
Time passes by and Unity still doesn't get along with the sleep feature :/
Me neither.
10:06 PM
@ThomasWard Definitely no problem! I don't consider improving my flag reason selection (especially on "no longer needed" vs. custom flagging) to be the sort of topic where I need privacy. And thanks for letting me know... especially this way, instead of by declining flags!
@EliahKagan usually if I decline flags it's because there's five billion in the queue and i'm moving quickly
I usually follow up after :P
at least you didn't get my canned "READ THE *#@$&%@# META ABOUT HOW TO FLAG PROPERLY!" decline reason
Does that have a link in it, or is it just *#@$&%@#?
Or is that the sort of question I should hope never to learn the answer to? :)
oh it has a link in it at the end. And it's not as evilly stated.
but i'm tired and I'm a little pissed at the world this evening so blah
10:09 PM
well, I just got worried my microwave might be possessed
@IanC did it go "Feed me, Ian, feed me damn it, feeeeeeeeeeeeed meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee"
if it did, there's a shotgun over on the desk, destroy said microwave.
it reached 0 seconds and started running with even more power for a few seconds before turning off
I've seen microwaves do that. I don't know why it happens... but I've seen it more than once.
@ThomasWard think it's safe to go get my food there?
@IanC yes if you stop the thing,
10:12 PM
@EliahKagan maybe it has to do with the fact I burned the microwave a while back and had to get it fixed
my parents' microwave does that, because it's older.
wow i broke the chat system by selecting UTF-16 xD
guys look at this
another one of my adventures turning 110v electrical devices on 220v plugs :D
unintentionally, maybe I should make that clear :p
@TheWanderer that's pretty good! Something seems a bit off.. a little warm maybe? But really nice overall.
I have a cooler shot too
10:15 PM
Steganography (, STEG-ə-NOG-rəfee) is the practice of concealing a file, message, image, or video within another file, message, image, or video. The word steganography combines the Greek words steganos (στεγανός), meaning "covered, concealed, or protected," and graphein (γράφειν) meaning "writing". The first recorded use of the term was in 1499 by Johannes Trithemius in his Steganographia, a treatise on cryptography and steganography, disguised as a book on magic. Generally, the hidden messages appear to be (or be part of) something else: images, articles, shopping lists, or some other cover text...
stenography != steganography
Took me a while to figure this out.
I know what stenography is
10:16 PM
what does the former mean?
court transcription basically
Shorthand is an abbreviated symbolic writing method that increases speed and brevity of writing as compared to longhand, a more common method of writing a language. The process of writing in shorthand is called stenography, from the Greek stenos (narrow) and graphein (to write). It has also been called brachygraphy, from Greek brachys (short) and tachygraphy, from Greek tachys (swift, speedy), depending on whether compression or speed of writing is the goal. Many forms of shorthand exist. A typical shorthand system provides symbols or abbreviations for words and common phrases, which can allow...
Writing shorthand.
unless I'm just a complete derp
10:16 PM
short hand
OK so I'm right
@TheWanderer stenography = shorthand writing/typing
I'm obsolete but I'm right
It's mostly used in law though.
and in some notetakers at diplomatic events
or as 'code' so only they know what's being said
10:17 PM
all 4 I took
no editing though
Doctors are born with this ability.
Are pharmacists magically able to read doctor's notes or are we just lucky that more people haven't died because doctors never bothered to learn cursive correctly?
I've always wondered this.
there's an estimate that like 15k people in the US die every year because of doctors' bad handwriting
Oh my.
10:19 PM
at least it isn't Cyrillic cursive
@NathanOsman "Briam," eh?
@NathanOsman I actually wonder why they don't write on regular writing instead of cursive
@IanC I wonder that too... but... I'm also not a doctor.
I didn't have good cursive writing when I was a kid, and had to do those exercises to improve the handwriting, until I realized "Oh, I don't need to write with cursive at all"
10:24 PM
cursive is faster
Not for me.
not really I guess
You'd be impressed with how fast I can print.
it's just about how used you are to it
@NathanOsman I'm still looking for the one where the kids says "I'm 12. I installed Ubuntu. How to put windows back on? My Dad is gonna be home soon and he's gonna be MAD"
I wonder if it was scrubbed because he was under 13..
10:24 PM
I thought that was on Parenting.SE?
Or am I thinking of something else?
something else.
It was a laptop, right?
I can't find it.
It must have been deleted.
Definitely deleted. But even I can't find it, which is why I think it might have been scrubbed.
I'm not sure how much scrubbing SE does on under age posts tho
10K users should see deleted posts in search, right?
10:33 PM
wait, maybe it was this one: askubuntu.com/questions/336991/…
@NathanOsman no, I don't think so
That's not the one I was thinking of.
@NathanOsman What one were you thinking of?
The kid gets a laptop given to him as a gift and he installs Ubuntu. He uses it for a while and his dad asks to borrow it. His dad expects Windows on it and gets mad at the kid. The kid doesn't understand because he thought it was a gift and he could do whatever he wanted with it.
Ohhh, yeah. That one. Sounds like a parenting one.
I couldn't find it there either though.
10:39 PM
I think that one was a hot question so it should still be alive.
I can't find it.
was the kid or the parent asking the question?
@NathanOsman me either. Another stack maybe?
I tried Super User and Ask Ubuntu, although it would be harder to find on Ask Ubuntu.
I can't think of which other site it would be on.
My son said he wanted a switch for his birthday. https://t.co/mT6qm222Xj
@NathanOsman ouch lol
@NathanOsman yeah I can't find it either. Must have gotten deleted. I was sure it was parenting.
10:59 PM
I also think I remember that one. Guessing on parenting.se too
@NathanOsman everytime someone says switch I think of the other switch
I should build a full-text searchable database archive of all websites I ever visited. That would simplify so many things...
Hope people vote to re-open this question ...askubuntu.com/questions/935466/…
Cuz what OP really wants is a repo, and I can help.
Finally got Waterfox installed.
Seth could swing his shiny hammer on it...
Or anyone 3k+ actually. Just 1 more needed.
11:08 PM
@ Byte Commander Bang, bang Maxwell's silver hammer came down upon his head... youtube.com/watch?v=UPZLq-bpqjc
all yours @gracious1
also, long time no see :)
Hiya, @Seth ! :-)
11:26 PM
@gracious1 How do I install Waterfox? has been reopened and you can post your answer!
@EliahKagan Yup, I am composing it right now! :-)
Sorry, I missed Seth's chat message somehow.
Actually, there is another repository I could mention in a separate answer.
Well, no, maybe not
So here's my answer.
A: How do I install Waterfox?

gracious1There is an unofficial repository from which you can download and install Waterfox using apt. Add the repository to your sources: echo "deb [arch=am64] https://hawkeye116477.github.io/waterfox-deb release main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/waterfox-release-hawkeye116477.list (That's al...

Thanks to all who voted to re-open question! :-)
I just realized, something, though. The OP wanted to know how to add it as a "menu entry". I am not familiar with Lubuntu's interface. Would running it from the prompt add it to the menu?
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