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2:00 PM
> Slice me in half, I’ll have a twin.

I’ll mix things up, using my skin.

Bury me alive, and I won’t die.

I know when it’s light, but have no eyes.
puzzling.SE ftw :)
I think I know...
no cheating
A worm?
> This thing all things devours;
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats mountain down.
bonus points for knowing where this is from :D
I don't know where it's from but is it Water?
2:03 PM
aww. hmmm
+1 for distinguishing between having use of shared spaces and using shared spaces for personal storage. — Lawrence 40 secs ago
#16734 Lawrence (419 rep) | A: How to negotiate with someone who flat out says "no"? (score: 2) | posted 33 minutes ago by Will Appleby (877 rep) | Toxicity 0.061487023
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@ElizB yes. youre cheating xD
and its from lord of the rings
@IPSCommentBot tp
Marked this comment as caught correctly (tp). Currently marked 1tps/0fps
I swear I'm not!!
2:06 PM
hha its ok i believe you ;)
do you have one?
@Cashbee That make sense! I love LotR, fantastic tales like that.
Hmm, I kinda have a long-ish one.
I'll try- it's best signed but i'll type it out
A tree falls on a grassy plain, knocking a white sphere around. As a result, the white sphere knocks on its neighbors, moving them closer to their homes, and sometimes they enter their homes, never to come out until it is finished.
I'm afraid if I give you this one clue it'll give it away... i'm gonna wait and see if you know
@Magisch My parents nearly gave ash away ._.
2:10 PM
okay its quite abstract.. hmm
@ElizB I think I know... ;p
Is the grass growing over slate ;)
@ElizB i know :D
hmm, what is it then?
@Magisch they weren't ready for a dog ++ he was a little odd at first
@ElizB pool/billiards?
a pool table
2:11 PM
I think I know too, but I don't know the english word for it
Yes!! wow, that one took forever for me to get when I was younger
that was quick.
:D this is fun
I took the "falls on" a bit too literally ... didn't get it until I saw the answer :p
20 minutes till work is finished. I'm bored.
for me it's either an hour or half an hour if I'm allowed to cheat ... (I got here first so nobody knows how early that was)
i visualized the white sphere knocking other spheres. adding the green ground the solution was close :D
2:13 PM
yeah, then add in the "tree falling"
the tree was making it harder actually. like a red herring
@Belle-Sophie 6 hours left for me :P
@Daniel yes I did, reread. — UKMonkey 34 secs ago
#16616 UKMonkey (388 rep) | A: How to ask my local baker if he is always selling freshly baked bread (score: 56) | posted 50 hours ago by Daniel (5645 rep) | Toxicity 0.040314183 | edited 50 hours ago by Daniel (5645 rep)
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@Cashbee My problem exactly -.- then again, I'm not good at riddles ^^,
Yeah, the tree tripped me up
then when I focused on the green and spheres, it became easier
2:16 PM
The tree and the last bit helped
> A plane crashes in the middle of a desert, and every single person dies. But there are survivors, how is this possible?
hummm. I have a theory...
I know that one
won't spoil it
(You're actually helping me wake up today, so I can be productive... :D )
Their pets survived?
@ElizB wrong
2:18 PM
@Cashbee dang.
@ElizB the survivors are human
@Cashbee The ones that were supposed to be on the plane that missed it?
@ElizB nope :)
@Cashbee dangit.
read the question again :D
2:19 PM
there's one really important word in the question
OH! hahaha the ones that had a girlfriend/boyfriend or spouse? :D
They survived the plane crash but then died because of Sharknado?
@ElizB yesss the couples survived
That's boring
@Cashbee Ahahaha that's a goood one!! wow
2:20 PM
all credits to puzzling.SE
There should be more creativity
Like cobranado
my hubby likes puzzling but more of the programming ones... PPCG
so riddles, puns, etc do find their way into conversations between us :)
How many sides does a football have?
@Belle-Sophie depends whether you are a believer of the flat earth ball
2:23 PM
No, Imus is correct
in and out
ahh, yeah
And Cashbee has the explanation
Wait, whoops. 20 actually
2:23 PM
that one was nice
@Belle-Sophie Was what I was thinking as well, but wanted to let the others guess too :)
taking a small break, someone else will have to provide a riddle
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ that's a soccer ball :p
2:26 PM
I only know lame ones like:
> Which side of a cat has the most hair on it?
No idea tbh
for a hint: look at the previous riddle here
"the outside"
VTC as possible duplicate
2:30 PM
vote denied, it's different enough to allow it. (If only I had 60 more rep to actually have mod tools)
(now at 1940 reputation ... so close yet so far :D)
> What has 21 eyes yet cannot see? (probably a well known one)
Q: How to accept a CEO position while still managing my current projects?

DTrindadeCurrently I'm managing 6 projects, 3 for a client in Belgium, 2 for a Dutch company and the last one fora consulting firm. Like the title says, my current client wants me to become CEO, but I still want to maintain a leadership role on the all the previous projects because without me they will ...

Isn't that workplacy?
could be an interesting meta question: "how to brag about your succes and still make it look like a valid question"
Shhh I'm trying to experience true friendship
@Imus Oh please ... Did them try to make it look on-topic? ;)
(Just kidding)
I advised them to go to the WorkPlace, they may get better advice there
But it is at least an intrapersonal issue, at most on-topic on WP.
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ With who?
2:42 PM
@avazula With my food
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ This is a weird relationship to eat your friends
Have you heard of what black widow female spiders do? I think I'm fine
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Okay. Again, not judging.
So you have 8 eyes as well?
No I belong to the mammal family
If mammals think they're better than insects, they're being speciesist
That's what a reptile person would say
suspects @M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ of being a reptile person.
2:45 PM
Reptiles are of course the highest form of species
A dinosaur can be 50 feet tall
lost to a space rock though
I mean ... who loses to a rock?
(holds in major giggles as to not distract my cubicle neighbors) :P :D
@JourneymanGeek both scissors and lizards samkass.com/theories/RPSSL.gif
@Imus It was obviously cheating
2:47 PM
@ElizB that sounds like a challenge to me :D
Like I try to make a colleague squeek out loud at work by sending her extremely cute gifs from time to time :p
The rock fell from the sky, it didn't grow from the ground
@Imus it is, especially when there's pretty good reasons
you have nooo idea how to play that game
tickling @Imus at work
2:48 PM
@ElizB NEVER say such things here. I did once. Following 30 minutes were about making me laugh out loud so my colleagues would notice. You're not in a friendly place here.
@avazula Noted.
@avazula au contraire! we're so friendly here that we try to make you smile! (so hard that you actually lough out loud, but that's only a side effect)
It's laugh or be laughed here
@Imus Don't pretend to have good intentions. You're exposed. è_é
2:50 PM
The horror, the brutality
@avazula Now you know too much
@avazula target aquired
@avazula Since when is making people smile not a good intention?
If you want today's bread, you could just come back tomorrow! — Wouter Lievens 1 min ago
#16615 Wouter Lievens (101 rep) | Q: How to ask my local baker if he is always selling freshly baked bread (score: 45) | posted 51 hours ago by Toine42 (328 rep) | Toxicity 0.16219579 | edited 3 hours ago by psmears (150 rep)
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I always have the best intentions
2:52 PM
@IPSCommentBot tp
@IPSCommentBot I want today's bread now
I mean, sure my execution is usually not really apropriate for the environment I'm in ... but I do succeed often in making people smile! :D
@Imus My intentions are bester
@Imus Really? Then you may not belong to IPS. I mean, isn't our goal to close questions and yell "back up your answer!!" ?
@TripeHound: I agree that there are "creative ways around this". Nevertheless, it puts the mother in a uncomfortable situation (at least I would find it uncomfortable, YMMV), just so that the OP can avoid being in an uncomfortable situation himself. I think that's not a nice thing to do. — Heinzi 32 secs ago
#16677 Heinzi (751 rep) | A: How can I explain to a friend's child that I don't like sleepovers without parents? (score: 7) | posted 37 hours ago by Fez Vrasta (908 rep) | Toxicity 0.11710991
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2:54 PM
@avazula You misunderstood. Our goal is to have only great questions with nice answers here. Closing all not so great questions is just a means to that end
@avazula Closing that question. Please go learn about IPS's goal
@Imus I was kidding :)
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Don't you dare! I'm gonna go on meta then
@Imus there are no great questions. ONLY ZUUULLLL
But how do you yell "back up your answers" at questions?
Very loudly
2:55 PM
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ I meant, close the questions and nastily comment the answers
Someone turn off Journeyman
For it's well-known we are naughty people
@JourneymanGeek im experiencing the don't laugh challenge too now
@Cashbee It may actually be an efficient way to uncover your colleagues on IPS
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ I can think of things that would turn me off I've seen on SE chat
2:57 PM
I agree it is not a full answer, but thought it may be useful. Should I move it to a comment? — Pablo H 10 secs ago
@JourneymanGeek Cat food?
#16738 Pablo H (435 rep) | A: How to negotiate with someone who flat out says "no"? (score: -3) | posted 28 minutes ago by Pablo H (435 rep) | Toxicity 0.01780391
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Or maybe Shadow's humor
@JourneymanGeek strawberries with mayonnaise?
2:58 PM
@avazula That's actually quite the opposite
His current condition seems to be due to a mailman
@Cashbee naw, the most disturbing thing I saw last year
I kicked the user
then I suspended him
Your kick was very disturbing to that user
then I regretted not yelling at my monitor first.
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ He actually came back
and disturbed you back?
3:00 PM
I don't think he can kick you
did tim post lose his keys again?
That's good
I've only really had to ask two users to leave.
It truly makes me wonder if SE rules are clear enough so that users know since the beginning how to behave.
Great answer. I disagree with "Treat him like a kid" though: In my experience, most adults also appreciate "being explicit about your boundaries", so this is good life advice in general, not just when dealing with kids. — Heinzi 56 secs ago
3:00 PM
One many many times
#16609 Heinzi (751 rep) | A: How can I explain to a friend's child that I don't like sleepovers without parents? (score: 84) | posted 53 hours ago by Imus (1950 rep) | Toxicity 0.082400225 | edited 47 hours ago by GentlePurpleRain (153 rep)
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Or it is only because the Internet is full of trolls?
@avazula well yes and no.
SE's main's kinda designed to get rid of them quick
Chat.. varies a lot
There's nice places
Like here, of course
and there's places where they'll probably pick your pocket and steal your spleen.
3:01 PM
@avazula oh you blushes
@JourneymanGeek The lounge
Definitely the lounge
I was thinking old mos.
And quite a lot of sites are wastelands
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ To which SE does the Lounge belong?
either never got off the ground, or had... things happen that resulted in users leaving
@IPSCommentBot How dare he complain about my perfect answer! :o
3:03 PM
@avazula erm, SO.SE
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Ahahah
@JourneymanGeek That one was a painless kill
@Magisch I've never done SO chat
Drug overdose, for example
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ On the contrary
it was long and drawn out
3:04 PM
Don't spend too much time on SO. Just read useful stuff. Too scared of being yelled at.
@JourneymanGeek exactly
@avazula that's a problem the CM team really really wants to fix
and quite a lot of us non SO people are baffled about XD
@JourneymanGeek Can they though? Most of it is due to internet syndrome
@Imus I know you're surely kidding but try not to take it personally. It's a shame how people can be huge critiques and even rude on Q&As, especially on IPS.
i come to SO to fix my application bugs. I come to the rest of SE to have a good time
3:05 PM
@avazula I know and yes, I am just kidding :)
@Cashbee Where did you go next?
Otherwise I would have just downvoted that comment and ... oh wait
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ I suspect they have their top people on it.
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ pizza hut
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ On Chemistry.SE to get laid
3:06 PM
@avazula lol
I went to the metas to induce fun
@avazula 0_0
I'd have you know asking questions on DIY roofies is frowned upon
and use of those is impolite
this is fun. I'm having fun
@Cashbee That usually happens when I'm around. I make some jokes people laugh. Those people continue to have fun where I lose track of what's happening. And then I'm just standing there smiling: I donno what's happening but I might have caused this :D
Yes it's your fault
3:08 PM
(don't tell me the truth on who actually caused it, just let me have my happy moments on the interwebs)
@Imus So you're like some kind of joke-attracting sunshine?
He's too black for sunshine
The hair might though
@Imus hahahaha HAHAHAHA lolloLOOLO11lol oink oink lolohahahaHAHA
@avazula That's a complement I hadn't heard yet :D nice
my job here is done! time to go home. Cya later my new friends :)
(reallly need to leave now to catch my bus home)
see you around, buddy
3:11 PM
See ya! :)
Q: Polite way to ask how to pronounce name with sounds outside local language?

EvanIn my experience, it is not common practice for native English speakers in the United States to attempt to pronounce non-English sounds, such as gutturals or trills. So say I meet a new person whose printed name I did not recognize. I ask the person how to pronounce the name, and the name has a ...

I should also probably get off chat to do something useful or useless. BBL
Strongly disagree with the last paragraph. Use of kitchen and bathroom implies being able to store personal items in those location. How can you cook without pots and pans, without a fridge to store perishables, and a place to at least dry your plates? OP even specifically calls out that they are not able to store a toothbrush/razor in a bathroom. Such a set up seems completely bizarre and draconian. — Winterborne 1 min ago
#16734 Winterborne (101 rep) | A: How to negotiate with someone who flat out says "no"? (score: 8) | posted 1 hours ago by Will Appleby (945 rep) | Toxicity 0.23893872
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Same here, then i'll probably peek back in while I munch on lunch
@ElizB I still don't get your food pattern haha
3:13 PM
Are you like having lunch at 5.30PM?
Its past 11 here
night people!
@JourneymanGeek night! :)
@JourneymanGeek Don't sleep on the bed
It is 11am ish now, i have an hour until lunch
3:16 PM
It's 7:46 p.m. here and I've had something I can neither call lunch nor dinner
You know you had a good chat when the starred messages to the right are full of new messages
I work in a office building that is attached to others by an underground tunnel, which has stores and such, and there is a good deli that I like getting sandwiches and wraps from there.
@ElizB Oh sorry, I was mistaken with another IPS user from the Netherlands
@avazula Ah, okay :)
@ElizB Btw your job title makes me dream. I used to work to medical institutions too, but only for a while. I'm sure you're doing great things for people!
3:18 PM
@avazula Thanks! From my perspective, I do very mundane tasks, but as a whole, it is very cool.
Aww... Collin wants to pair with me. New IPS question 'How do I tactfully react to a stranger on public transport that wants to pair their phone to mine over Bluetooth?' XD
use your words, but tactfully. next
I ... Actually just pressed cancel. But now I'm curious who collin is. Ah well, twas an iPhone. Probably nothing interesting ;)
@Tinkeringbell Wow. You might want to post it on Cybersecurity.SE as well...
@Tinkeringbell Most famous software engineer joke
3:22 PM
@avazula that's a good one. How do I use Bluetooth for my headphones, but protect myself from pushy Collins XD
@Tinkeringbell I don't see the word "respectfully" in the question.
@Sid Question title ;)
Oh. lol
@avazula I have one of those because the 2fa for my workplace isn't made for Android....
It's horrible.
@Tinkeringbell This is racism
3:24 PM
@Tinkeringbell Start a chain of questions with, "Are you Collin?". :P
you need an iphone for work related reasons? ouch
@Tinkeringbell And at the time I started the bounty, none were perfect! I just wanted to make sure that it got all the good answers it could (plus it was high time I finally had a bounty and gave back on this site :) )
@Cashbee just the 2fa for remote access. It also does make a nice hotspot in times of need.
It's weird that you refer to your landlords as your "roommates". They are not, and it sounds like you're beginning to realize this. — pipe 1 min ago
@scohe001 Hahaha okay ;) got me confused. How many did it had before you put it up?
3:25 PM
#16731 pipe (105 rep) | Q: How to negotiate with someone who flat out says "no"? (score: 9) | posted 3 hours ago by refbobby (46 rep) | Toxicity 0.18587033 | edited 1 hours ago by Cashbee (3437 rep)
@Cashbee Related, I actually am not allowed to dual-boot on my work computer.
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My bosses want me to code deep learning stuff ... under a virtual machine
Day's over, I'm heading to swimming pool. Later people!
@avazula We're on a developer server. I still can't figure out why I'm not just allowed to check out the git locally, install some developer tools and work from there, it'd be so much faster! Enjoy!
@avazula cheers
3:29 PM
Swimming must be fun for people...
I don't swim often, but yeah, it's fun. especially if there's some game to play in the water.
@Sid I like floating. I don't care much for swimming ;)
like tossing a ball of some size back and forth
@Tinkeringbell I think 3-4? Guess I should've added a short description to the effect of "I want to see the full range of different opinions on this one. I feel like this is an issue that has occurred in a bunch of relationships so I wanted to see how different people have handled it."
For next time :P
@scohe001 Well, at least it worked ;)
3:33 PM
True, now I have the hard part of choosing one out of all of them
I've always hated decisions!
@ElizB I actually can't do that without my glasses. Or I can, and spend more time laughing than catching the ball XD
@scohe001 pick one with personal experience ;)
I..uh.. am afraid of water.
So, no water games for me..
@Sid What did the water do to you? O_O
@Tinkeringbell Ahh, yeah. I can imagine how that goes for ya. Make sure to get a soft ball like a bach ball or a small foam ball :P
@Sid Did you ever learn to swim? Otherwise that's actually a good thing, unless that means showering scares you too
3:35 PM
No. No swimming.
@ElizB We once had one of those inflatable beach balls... Of 1 m wide. I still missed :/
I don't really remember why I am afraid of water but whenever I enter a river or a pool, nothing works normally.
@Sid I wish more people that don't know how to swim are also afraid of water. The times I've seen foreign tourists act like ... at the beach keeps amazing me
@Tinkeringbell Ahh, yikes. I tried a frisbee in the water a few weeks ago at the small community pool at my apartment complex
that went well, until my husband and I both once miscalculated our throw and hit each other in the head- me in the forehead, and him in the jaw :P ooopsie
@ElizB Whoops!
3:38 PM
@Tinkeringbell we were also making extra sure we didn't hit the other family using the pool. The pool is rather small.
@ElizB yikes.
@Sid It was not a bad injury at all, thankfully. just a shock more than anything else.
@ElizB it was a good injury?
@Cashbee .... yes?
in Discussion between sphennings and 8protons, Jul 16 at 9:34, by sphennings
We're not a relationship advice site. Telling the OP to dump their partner does not answer their question about how to talk to their partner.
nice one @sphennings
3:55 PM
Hey folks, I've rejected 3 identical edits to interpersonal.stackexchange.com/a/16634/59 I'll be unplugged for the weekend, would you all mind keeping an eye out for radical suggested edits for me?
@apaul I'm offline too on the weekends. maybe ping someone you know to be around then
@Cashbee The usual suspects are usually in here. And I can always roll back after my trip, but I'd rather not need to.
@apaul I know, but seeing how much was chatted in here today, your request above will be gone quickly. Just saying 😀 have to go now too, cya
o/ see ya :)
Have a good one
4:02 PM
@apaul Put a flag on your post ;)
And enjoy the trip!
@Tinkeringbell Why would I need to flag for moderator attention, when I have a mod's attention? ;)
@apaul Because there's four other than me, I want to sleep and maybe even get a little drunk this weekend... And reminders are always better ;)
@Tinkeringbell yes mother.... :P
@apaul also, make sure to pack warm clothes, extra underwear and here's $5 to get candy for the road trip? :P
@Tinkeringbell Warm clothes won't be needed it's 90°F down here. But that $5 would be much appreciated.
4:13 PM
I say, use the same underwear for 2 to 3 days. No one will notice. :P
It's monsoon season, isn't it? Carry umbrellas and raincoats and boots, etc..
@Sid depends on how often the skirt rides up ;P
that is not an image i needed
Which one?
@apaul Good. I need your credit card, including the number on the back XD
4:17 PM
@Tinkeringbell Pretty sure it works the other way round.
@Catija ?
Which image...
@apaul Pretty sure I'm doing the phishing right...
3 mins ago, by apaul
@Sid depends on how often the skirt rides up ;P
You should probably avoid wearing kilts to a ren faire.
4:21 PM
@Tinkeringbell Damn, I should some day try to pretend to get scammed by scammers just to see how they do their job.
Ya, learning to sit in them is a bit challenging.
@Mithrandir AH, yes. I read that earlier. 'Twas funny. :P
Which reminds me, my passport appointment had to be rescheduled. :(
I never got the required certificates in time and they refused to accept soft copy of the certificates.
4:51 PM
I can understand anything about sandbox although I vistied the link..
Pls explain me..
what parts are hard to understand?

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