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1:57 AM
Good night all...
 
 
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4:38 AM
@Fabby You could. You don't have to.
 
 
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5:39 AM
Ooh, nice. GitLab CI actually lets you do interesting tests... Ones really requiring root. I'm surprised this didn't error: gitlab.com/derobert/aban/-/jobs/418300336
 
6:25 AM
@terdon This answer provides a partial solution.
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A: What minor mode prints opening paren in the echo area?

glucasThat message is printed when the beginning of the sexp is not visible in the window; otherwise, the opening paren is temporarily highlighted. This behavior is implemented in simple.el and is not associated with any minor mode. It is implemented using a hook that runs when a character is inserte...

I want this too, but how do I make it not temporary? I.e. I want the message to stay in the minibuffer till the cursor is moved. — Faheem Mitha 45 secs ago
 
7:14 AM
Does anyone know what "Quick Backup through Solus". I need to back up my VPS instance, before reinstalling with an new Debian 10 kernel. But how does this compare to something like fsarchiver?
 
 
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8:41 AM
This is what the rep wrote:
> We could provide some temporary space, yes. You could take a Quick Backup through Solus, we could copy that out, you could reinstall, and we could copy it back in. The kernel version is dependent on the node itself, so after the migration your server will reflect the newer kernel version.
 
9:11 AM
Oh, it looks like Solus is an OS, and Quick Backup is some sort of backup program.
 
 
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Tim
11:58 AM
@derobert you could run commands requireing root. Is it because you run them in a docker container? Does a docker container allow anyone to run commands requiring root?
Does Gitlab allow you to run an interactive shell to test and deploy your application for free?
 
Tim
12:10 PM
Found something that might be relevant to docker and root issue forums.docker.com/t/root-user-or-non-root-user-inside-container/…
not entirely sure yet
 
 
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2:18 PM
I'm sorry all, at one point we were flooding the starred chat list with anything that mentioned ed and now it's all about prostates.
 
it was monkeys a while ago; we're apparently an odd bunch
"Just be nice" is enough for me
 
2:55 PM
Apparently prostates are interesting. Who knew?
 
3:36 PM
@jesse_b People who are interested in ed are predominantly from the same group of people that have an interest in prostates. Males, slightly older.
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@Kusalananda hah
I'm only 33 and I've had my prostate checked
 
3:49 PM
@jesse_b I'm expecting to get a letter in the mail any year now calling me to my first free check. Then it's every X years (I don't remember what X is).
 
@Kusalananda It was a horrifying experience, 0/10 do not recommend
 
Mental note: tell my doctor not to check Jesse_b's prostate
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4:05 PM
@JeffSchaller The guy that did mine had a rotten fingernail on his prostate finger, and it was the size of my big toe nail
 
@jesse_b eeeeesh. That should be a show-stopper
 
4:19 PM
@jesse_b Prostate finger?
 
@Kusalananda The finger that was used to examine my prostate
 
@jesse_b I think I understood that.
 
4:58 PM
I think that's enough about prostates.
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5:22 PM
That’s interesting, posts edited by mods don’t result in notifications in the inbox.
 
@StephenKitt are you sure? Are you talking about the one I just did?
 
@JeffSchaller yes, I didn’t get a notification for that.
 
"just" = 32 minutes ago
@StephenKitt I see one in your "Responses" tab ...
 
@JeffSchaller indeed, strange, I don’t see the corresponding notification in my inbox...
(other edits do appear there)
Thanks for the edit BTW!
not sure where the “nd” went
 
@StephenKitt I'm guessing your fingers just continued the "a <x>" pattern
 
5:27 PM
@JeffSchaller maybe
 
"a"(English) = "et" (French) = "and" (in your head)?
 
and now all the questions on the site have disappeared!
 
Wowza; that's some glitch!
 
@JeffSchaller I doubt it ... although my language implantation is not typical (or rather, it’s typical for a true bilingual)
 
the questions seem to be back, btw
 
5:30 PM
@StephenKitt minor ones don't always trigger a notification. Especially when no code was changed, oddly enough.
 
@terdon ah, that explains it!
 
Although that might no longer be the case. We used to get notifications about "code edited".
 
@terdon yes, I still get those
 
@terdon ahhh, thanks! "An obscure feature of Stack Exchange" makes more sense than any of my theories.
 
Also. What the hell people? I don't check in here for a few hours and the starboard's been taken over by Jesse's glands?
lol
 
5:32 PM
there's some emacs in there for ya, don't worry!
 
We should rename the chatroom to /dev/glands!
 
I vote for /dev/random (ala)
 
@StephenKitt yeah, you're (you==people raised as bilinguals) are unlikely to mix up such basic words. I'm quite capable of creating words like "floé" (from the English "flow" and the Greek "roé"), but I don't think I'd ever mix up the words for and. Maybe between languages I am not a native speaker of...
brains are weird
 
indeed
 
@terdon people are weird
nature's weird
the universe is weird
weird is weird if you say it enough
 
5:37 PM
if everything’s weird, how can anything be weird?
 
everything outside of the universe is normal
(nothing is outside of the universe, or ... everything is outside of the universe)
 
 
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7:36 PM
I think I'm getting too old for this world. I hate everyone and everything is stupid.
 
7:54 PM
@Tim It's because they're apparently running the container with the --privileged option. Normally a Docker container (w/o that option) has limited root access, to affect only things inside the container. But not global things like loop devices and device-mapper.
@Tim They offer free runners (which aren't interactive, but basically run shell scripts for you) for free to open source projects.
 
8:06 PM
@jesse_b They promoted you to lead sysadmin? That's the standard attitude for a lead sysadmin, I hear.
 
@derobert Naw :p
 
Tim
@derobert Thanks for letting me know. I am trying to find some thing to learn about how docker is used in SDLC
@jesse_b I don't dare to say the two words in your comment.
 
@Tim 'and' and 'for'?
 
@Tim docs.gitlab.com/ee/ci/quick_start gives an example script to get one running. You can ignore the parts about setting up runners if you're using gitlab.com (as they've already done that; those parts are only relevant if you're self-hosting gitlab)
Asking Google for gitlab ci tutorial also gave me a few videos, if that's what you prefer.
 
We should hang out sometime @Tim
 
8:17 PM
I think you might scar Tim for life...
 
I've definitely had that effect on some people
 
Tim
8:46 PM
@jesse_b Sorry for the last comment. I have said something that alienated me from others here. So I have to be careful.
 
@Tim No need to apologize
 
Tim
@derobert Thanks. I remember you have posted it before.
 
@Tim not sure if I've posted that particular link, but I think it's helpful to play with it to learn. And just using the GitLab.com setup will save you from all the sysadmin work installing it, setting up runners, etc.
 
9:20 PM
@terdon Did you see my message about parens?
 

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