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6:56 AM
Morning! TGIF!
 
7:51 AM
Morning!
TGIF :D
 
8:19 AM
For those of you that are bored: Geek is livetweeting his scavenger hunt for a gpu :P twitter.com/JourneymanGeek/status/1322073672828383232?s=20
 
Ael
8:30 AM
Morning
 
Ael
8:48 AM
Yesterday, I made a fix and couldn't understand why it was working nicely in my local env but not in qual. Turns out, I wasn't testing with the right branch ><
 
Ugh! Well at least that's an easy fix!
 
Ael
Yeah, I'm just a bit "disgusted" that I didn't notice sooner which would have saved me two hours of my time
 
Hey, you did get paid for those two hours, so they weren't a total waste ;)
 
Ael
9:06 AM
True that ^^
 
10:00 AM
hi, what a beautifully bo... oh, excuse me, okay, TGIF, TGIF, of course.
 
heh. I'm kinda hoping my parents will go away to a hotel for the weekend because that means I get the house to myself. On the other hand, I don't want them to go because it's unnecessarily risky!
 
Ael
What will they do at this hotel? Visit the city nearby?
@Tinkeringbell Also, mood
 
@Ael Well if they go, they were planning to visit the seaside, I think. So it would be mostly walking along the sea, then returning to the room...
 
Ael
Hopefully, even if they go there, it won't be all that risky then
 
Yep, I hope so :)
 
10:20 AM
@Tinkeringbell Geek already bought the card as Discord says :P
 
I noticed :D
It's on Twitter too ;)
 
ah I saw the original tweet, not the updates though
I was explaining to a guy why "gaming" is a marketing thing and Wi-Fi 6 is not the future XD
that took me all my break to type stuff
at my desk now
 
Ael
 
i'm finishing my rewatch on Mr. Robot (first time for my friend) this weekend!
I'll post back the opinion of him too
 
@Ael Reminds me of some videos in Nanarland. I wonder if there is an English equivalent now.
 
Ael
10:35 AM
@ArthurHv Maybe? The concept isn't all that original
 
11:08 AM
@Ael They're going :D Yay weekend alone XD
 
Ael
Enjoy your alone time then :D
 
I will.
 
11:22 AM
I might even cancel a few things to have more alone time XD
The more I think about that, the more attractive it's becoming XD
 
I am jealous, I haven't had a good time alone since a few months because of co**navirus and people sitting in home all the time, being in the proximity of my family for extended periods of time is suffocating for me.
 
I am mostly going to love getting to pick what's for dinner three days in a row! Tonight will be salad :D
Otherwise, yeah... it's great to be able to just claim the TV once in a while and the good spot on the couch, but I do have my bedroom and PC and stuff so I don't feel all that suffocated because I don't see my parents all day daily :D
 
@Tinkeringbell :D
@lila :\
 
12:11 PM
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Q: how would you handel a forceful relationship?

programmer I(f), a master student. he is a Ph.D. student. We live in different cities in Canada, 3 hours drive. I met this guy in one of my classes that I was taking last winter. In my first station attending this class, he started conversing with me, then it turned out that he had a crush on me (love at fi...

 
 
2 hours later…
2:20 PM
We have 21629 new daily cases of the cockroach.
 
2:30 PM
11k here.
But 'it's flattening' and 'most of it was just the services catching up with older numbers'...
 
2:43 PM
4656 here :\
and 40 deaths, highest number too
 
 
4 hours later…
6:43 PM
I cancelled meeting my friend tomorrow. So that means I have two days of being a total hermit ahead \o/
 
 
1 hour later…
8:07 PM
Will you also cancel your meetings with us on Awkward Silence chat? :( :( :(
 
9:04 PM
@Tinkeringbell If you're like me, you'd spend it studying pyrimidine synthesis pathways
 
@lila not much more than usual, I think ;) I have at least some mod council business to do this weekend, and I am still working on some IPS meta posts too.
 
@lila Whoa what? Just in Poland?
 
But there's also an animal crossing villager leaving and a Halloween event in the same game, so I might be gaming a lot too ;)
@M.A.R. nope. Booze, blankets and the tv for me ;)
 
Same diff
 
No more studying for a while
 
9:06 PM
Ugh these Halloween events, leeching at people's productivity!
 
Hahaha this one has been leaching productivity all month XD had to buy a single candy each day for the event tomorrow
 
@Tinkeringbell Okay nice, I didn't know you are a council, what are you doing as moderator council?
@M.A.R. It's today's number of new daily cases, yes, is it a lot or little?
 
Goes on a long-winded rant about dystopias and dangerous complacency and Bradbury and Huxley
@lila You kidding me, it's fricking crazy!
 
@M.A.R. it's all time high.
 
24k in Belgium @_@
 
9:09 PM
@M.A.R. yes I think so, just a month ago it was at most 1000 daily new.
 
Also all-time high here, but only 8k cases per day
But the chart is only picking up speed
What happened? New strain? Global national hugging days?
Winter is not here yet
Sh*t.
 
@lila secret stuff :P I'll dig up some links for you tomorrow. It's the pro-tem council to be totally correct, and we're supposed to set out a purpose, scope and structure for the 'council'.
 
Resumes doomscrolling charts
Who in their right mind would have thought a small epidemic in China would lead to 46M cases worldwide and counting?
I don't think anyone can refrain from calling this a historical moment anymore
It will truly be written in history textbooks for the future generations
 
The moderator council so far is supposed to help relationships between the moderators (and perhaps indirectly their communities) and SE as a company. It's supposed to help prevent events like last year's debacle
 
@Tinkeringbell Is it working?
But it is now about prevention, people have already been disillusioned that something like this could have happened.
And TBH the very perpetrators of last year's fiasco are still in the company. I dunno if that means the mod council is very necessary or that it will almost certainly fail.
Probably both.
 
9:18 PM
@M.A.R. To be a bit too honest: some of your chat messages about that reached TL. A CM I still very much trust and believe assured the room that things have changed, and that we don't know the full story about that person... I really, really can't say more but yes, I do think the council can do some good. Even if it's just proof reading stupid stuff and shielding the rest of the mod community from having to read that stuff unimproved and uncensored as well
 
@Tinkeringbell The ones on the ELU chat?
Hmm.
 
I really really should zip it. You probably know enough now.
 
I dunno how to feel about that, but I don't think I was being the slightest bit dishonest about what I feel when I look at all this from above.
If that means anything.
 
You can't be dishonest about feelings :) but I can hint your feelings might've been unfair. I do hope some day they'll change on their own volition though
Just... Remember no one knows the full story.
 
As for the mod council, godspeed! I can only say I'll believe it when I see it, because unfortunately SE has destroyed every possible venue for an unbiased evaluation of what's being done.
But I'm definitely open to changing my mind, partly because I've been disengaged so much.
I know it must have felt harsher for someone who still cannot afford to disengage, and I'm sorry for that.
 
9:23 PM
@M.A.R. that's a great attitude. I'm working on 'believe it when I see it' as well for quite a few thing too ;) I do hope mod council works out. After all, I promised Cat I'd help with it when needed, and I'd love to see something that can make me believe my help actually helped :)
 
Just to be clear, I have never ever doubted the intentions of the mod council or Catija or Yaakov or heck, anyone that I could ever communicate with. And it's not just even that I would consider the changes fruitless or the folks behind these efforts powerless. I know neither me nor any congregation of users in this community would or should possess the power to do anything like demand the resignations of people I'm alluding to.
 
@M.A.R. I understand the feeling. But, tbh... Give even those people another chance. If (and hopefully not) there's ever a situation like last year, see how these people behave, and you might be surprised
On a more fun note: started a Dutch version of Judge Judy. People complaining a tree keeps the sun out of their yards and is damaging a recently built shed... This is gonna be fun XD
 
9:43 PM
Hehe
I'm watching Death Note
 
Oh, I've seen memes about that! Enjoy :D
 
Couldn't find a good subtitle, so I'm watching the English dub, and it's not half bad
@Tinkeringbell The ratings take a hit close to the end, my brother can't help but wonder what it is
(The dub's not half bad. The show is terrific, for anime)
Also first anime I'm seriously watching. Took a bit of time to get used to the lack of subtlety
Like WTH dude just act normal. Couldn't you just write Light to look like a normal person?
 
I've tried anime once.. dunno which show but it had vampires but wasn't creepy so I quit
 
Ugh, so vampire romance?
It's one of those things that doesn't sound too bad but you want to stay so far from it because of the fanbase
Some clubs you do not want to be a part of, as Reg would say
 
Probably, yeah. And anything romance is too fake for me XD
Oh! The tree is a North American cypress. It's always the Americans causing trouble... :P
 
9:52 PM
@Tinkeringbell Also, fanbase
Probably the only thing that's kept me from seriously watching Rick and Morty too
@Tinkeringbell Must be a very arrogant tree.
 
@M.A.R. I don't meddle with a lot of fan bases. The closest to that is probably participating in an animal crossing forum and those people are even nicer and more do-goody than on SE
 
@Tinkeringbell Ugh spits Aspartame
 
I got a warning for 'mini-modding', because I told someone they posted in the wrong sub-thread AND reported the post requesting it be moved XD
 
But yeah, I don't expose myself to what random fans think too. I'm not stupid
 
Good!
 
9:56 PM
But I guess it's some sorta guilt by association
 
Hahaha
I think someone should be able to just enjoy things without being added to a fan base straight away
 
If THAT imbecile likes this, maybe I should take a second look at myself
I know it's not really rational
And, more importantly, the universal great things are liked by good people and bad alike
 
Heh. Despite what everyone likes to think.. most things really aren't rational
And Amen on that last one ;)
 
Why do you think I resort to chemistries?
Matter doesn't behave unpredictably
 
Oh! If you ever figure out hormones lemme know!
 
9:59 PM
Even the unpredictableness in matter is predictable and measurable
 
Or better, figure out a way to control them XD
 
Hey, don't give me ideas! I might
 
@M.A.R. sure. Eat snack, gain weight :P
 
I daydream about changing the world right now. Realistically, I could still be designing and improving drugs a decade from now, but it's not the revolutionary contribution to science that I dream of. It very rarely is for people
 
Just figure out a form of birth control that doesn't make the people using it gain weight and you're done!
 
10:01 PM
@Tinkeringbell And exercise = don't change and think about snacks
@Tinkeringbell Oh there already are but not affordable
 
@M.A.R. perhaps. I thing hysterectomy is one XD
 
Or not favorable. That's also one good thing about drugs.
 
I should exercise more and snack less
 
Call it a drug and people would ingest almost anything.
I'll let the dirty jokes run their course in your head
 
Can we bring cocaine back?
 
10:02 PM
No it's all Pepsi now.
Unless Pepsi also drugged people? shrug
 
My mind doesn't do dirty jokes without some heavy, heavy prompting
 
That's great because my mind doesn't do anything right now and I don't wanna miss out
 
Hahaha give your mind a rest ;)
 
These words are an automated message.
 
Poor brain.
 
10:04 PM
OK, I might be falling on my keyboard any time now
Goedenacht (can't be bothered with the other one)
 
Hahaha I've been relying on autocorrect since this conversation started XD
Sleep well!
What's the Persian for that?
 
It looks tiny in this chat
 
Okay well <tiny message> then ;)
 
Oh that's pretty!!
 
10:07 PM
Let this yellow star crashing into Earth be a soothing memory in your sleep
 
Hahaha sweet dreams to you too ;)
 
 
1 hour later…
11:19 PM
good night.
 
11:37 PM
Sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite!
 

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