12:02 AM
@MattE.Эллен passes the port
12:35 AM
@JustynaNogala "throwing rocks" = "bowling" (playing the game of bowling)
@MετάEd you should go back to the port before nightfall

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user174558
2:24 AM
@Mitch Here it refers to a thing made up of different elements, each of which is subject to conditions by the external world.
2:37 AM
Same question by a different username. english.stackexchange.com/questions/302556/…

2 hours later…
5:25 AM
user174558
6:11 AM
@MετάEd Thanks for the reopen vote. That is a lovely rose.
user174558
@Rathony I was wondering if you are related to the user Ricky. He sings your praises.
12:47 PM
Quick question: When I have an ellipse (the thing that looks more like an egg than a circle) and I want to give it an adjective that kind of says that it is "not circular", what are my options?
uncircular doesn't seem right. The adjective "circular" indicates in my mothers tongue not only that it is like a circle, but more general that it "goes around". The ellipse "goes around" too but it has a varying radius.
Any ideas?
1:12 PM
oval
@halirutan eccentricity is the property you are looking for
In mathematics, an ellipse is a curve on a plane that surrounds two focal points such that the sum of the distances to the two focal points is constant for every point on the curve. As such, it is a generalization of a circle, which is a special type of an ellipse that has both focal points at the same location. The shape of an ellipse (how 'elongated' it is) is represented by its eccentricity, which for an ellipse can be any number from 0 (the limiting case of a circle) to arbitrarily close to but less than 1. Ellipses are the closed type of conic section: a plane curve that results from t...
@jejorda2 Well, this is the one I know. I had hoped for a more laymen's term :-) @Mazura Oval is not too bad.
@jejorda2 I guess I could use the term "elliptic" as well.
It's always forms an ellipse, I wana say.
I prefer elliptical. Same thing though.
1:50 PM
an eccentric circle! It must be rich, otherwise you'd just call it crazy.
2:23 PM
@halirutan Can you use it in a sentence?
I strive to be eccentric.
@KitZ.Fox ...but I'd settle for cash.
3:02 PM
@Mitch in a ring of fire?
@MattE.Эллен A burning ring of fire?
@DeltaEscher it burns burns burns, that ring of fire
@MattE.Эллен Burn baby, burn
Burn baby, burn
burn, baby burn
The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire.
3:12 PM
It becomes quite different as the thing ages: burn adult, burn
Then you die
Then it becomes
@KitZ.Fox do you need some water?
Cremate skeleton, cremate
the name's Burn. Baby Burn.
I'm Gri the Hun.
But you can call me Hun Gri
3:14 PM
I need to bring my wooly jumper back to my cube.
It's freezing over here today.
Also I forgot to wear a scarf. How annoying.
Our school is annoying
@KitZ.Fox yes, quite
It's always either too hot or cold
I leave a room and it's magically the Arctic.
There's a subreddit entirely for dad jokes.
value: 3.00
I love other people's data structures
3:28 PM
lol
Closest I have to data structures is making endless classes of whisks in Python
Whisk is the best weapon
it'll really mix things up
dies inside
my work here is done
j/k I have many more terrible puns
Probably my best Python program is a crappy calculator simulator.
3:31 PM
"New! stain specrum" for me
My favorite part of my programming course is all the spelling errors in the demo comments
My favorite is 'funciton'
@DeltaEscher Try refreshing? It's an "uploaded" image
Nah, it's my school
3:37 PM
that's true. all those cat gifs. it's not good for people
one day you wake and all you can think about is getting your next cat gif
and then all you see is the same gifs as yesterday! you spiral into deep depression and start surfing the deep web for new gifs of cats. But these images are taken against the cat's will. Oh, what will you do? respect the cat's privacy, or plough on regardless?
It's then you realise that you've hit bottom and consider going to gifaholics anonymouse.
Aren't all cat gifs taken against the cat's will?
That implies cats have legal consent.
I assumed cat owners get their cats to sign the rights to their image to the owner
3:48 PM
But if we truly had equal rights with animals and people
There would be a lot of kids with shock collars
Mommy, can you buy me ice cre-
zap
I mean, otherwise all these captions I see of what cats are thinking would just be made up nonsense.
@MattE.Эллен And no one ever lies on the internet
@DeltaEscher exactly
But seriously
Who would even think of putting a shock collar on a pet?
Stanley Milgram?
3:51 PM
Who can know "I'm using the same thing that can kill me to teach my dog not to bark"
And pay money for that?
I tried that on my kid when he kept barking
All I got was a child abuse case.
where did you get it? how many child abuses does it hold?
It only holds one yottacase.
that's quite a yot
Cat Lovers Anonymous

It started out innocently enough. I began to love cats at parties now and then -- to loosen up. Inevitably, though, one thought led to another, and soon I was more than just a social cat lover. I began to love cats alone -- "to relax," I told myself -- but I knew it wasn't true.

Loving Cats became more and more important to me, and finally I was loving cats all the time. That was when things began to sour at home. One evening I had turned off the TV and asked my wife about the meaning of cats. She spent that night at her mother's.
@DeltaEscher Now now, you use the same thing that can kill you for lots of non-killing purposes.
3:58 PM
But not a possibly lethal amount. On a living thing.
Pacemakers don't count
@DeltaEscher Shock collars for training animals use possibly lethal shocks?! That seems absurd.
You can raise or lower the shock level
Does the shock keep going once you're past the perimeter? Run through it fast, then when you recover you can keep going free.
Some of them could possibly knock a dog out at least.
@Mitch For barking, though
It's like forcibly making a person mute.
Just use a spray bottle. Spray a mist of water when they bark.
4:01 PM
I know!
Wait...
Why pay thousands for a thing that physically hurts a dog.
...sprayed myself first.
This isn't water!
It's vinegar!
THE PH! IT BURNS!
Baby Burns?
4:02 PM
Just learned vinegar is as acidic as stomach acid
But what happens when the burglar comes in the middle of the night... the dog points him to your room.
Weird
The dog unlocks the safe behind the picture frame for him
@MattE.Эллен That's Mr. Baby Burns to you
@Mitch That's a long name.
@DeltaEscher be realistic, the dog can't turn knobs well. He texts the combination first
@MattE.Эллен Protocol
4:04 PM
My name is Sir Baby Burns Sr. Sr. XVII PhD, DD, LMNOP, LMFAO, LOLUSUK
Again, please stick to reality. If you specify XVII, you won't say Sr. (and definitely not twice)
But Papa, though redundant, might work.
I am the father of the father of Sir Baby Burns XVII
Sir Papa Baby Doc Burns
XV just sounds boring
L does too. but the commercials!
4:07 PM
Which reminds me. I always get confused when I see athletic shirts with XXL. Is that extra extra large or just 30?
Whenever they talk about consuming oil, I imagine someone drinking a container of oil
bettern learning it with your own money
@Mitch Extra Extra Fifty
I blame Gostkowski!!
4:09 PM
Is there a family who has so many people named alike one of theme is the L'th?
That would be cool
What if your name is Sir Baby Burns Sr. XVII and you name your son the same thing? Then you become Sir Baby Burns Sr. XVII Sr. and he is Sir Baby Burns Sr. XVII Jr.
Popes got up to ... 26? with Johns or Pauls.
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 But now you have a cool long name!
So what if he gets bullied?
Heinrich LXXII, Prince Reuss of Lobenstein and Ebersdorf (1797–1853) was the ruling prince of Reuss-Lobenstein from 7 May 1824 until his abdication on 1 October 1848, and of Reuss-Ebersdorf from 1822 to 1848. Unlike with most European monarchies, his large regnal number does not indicate that he was preceded by seventy-one previous rulers also named Heinrich. By tradition, all male members of the House of Reuss are named Heinrich, and are numbered by order of birth within the family in general. In the Reuss Younger Line, the numbering system was reset at the beginning of each century; thus Heinrich...
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 I call shenanigans! weirdo numbering scheme
I could only find John XXIII as the largest.
4:16 PM
Polandball, also known as countryball, is a user-generated Internet meme which originated on the /int/ board of German imageboard Krautchan.net in the latter half of 2009. The meme is manifested in a large number of online comics, where countries are personified as (typically) spherical personas decorated with their country's flag, interacting in often broken English. The characters poke fun at national stereotypes and international relations, as well as historical conflicts. The comics style may be referred to both as Polandball (by convention, even in cases where there is no Poland among the...
@Mitch Well, his number doesn't correspond to the throne, but it IS a family number that corresponds to his birth order.
72 Heinrichs, or 72 males in line since whenever or ... they should do it like the Romans and call all the emperors Caesar Augustus, and then add a nickname for flair.
Anyway, cats blow and dogs kick their asses. ab12
An in progress demo of a text adventure/rpg of mine:
4:46 PM
Wow, Pern reference. Very cool.
@KitZ.Fox ...?
I only referenced 9:05, CCC, and Zork 2.
@KitZ.Fox Here there be dragons.
@DeltaEscher I was talking to MetaEd.
Oh.
Did you check out my snippet?
It's probably broken as heck
Haven't even bugtested it yet.
4:56 PM
I did not, no. I am getting ready to test some things at work.
How are you turning stupid into business words today?
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 One example would be: "Viewing the crater from above discloses that its shape is rather elliptic|oval than circular."
Does this make any sense?
yes
I'd go with oval
it means "egg shaped"
it's less rigorous than elliptical
ellipses are ovals.
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 But what if it's parabolical?
a parabola is open, an oval is not.
So I wouldn't use one word in place of another and wouldn't confuse the two.
5:02 PM
I will foil your parabolical schemes
Luckily I have some backup schemes. Most of them are hyperbolical.
I have one elliptical scheme, but it you follow that one to conclusion you end up where you started.
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 You just keep going around in circles?
no, in ellipses, pay attention
It's better than going around in ellipsis
But only just.
It's paraboloid, not parabolical, innit? Something seems off there.
parabolic, I think
but then the wordplay doesn't work
paraboloid is 3D
Once I was afraid that a 3D conic section was after me, so I took a photograph of it with my instant camera.
It was my paranoid paraboloid polaroid.
5:12 PM
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 be careful not to start pyramidical schemes
I lymphatically implore you
@MattE.Эллен Jeepers! It was a hyperbolic scheme all along...
Now to pull of the mask...
It's Steve from Accounting!
you foiled my scheme, but I'll be back!
I have offshore bail!
He would've gotten away with it too, if it weren't for forensic accountants at the IRS.
5:17 PM
Or those meddling trojans
I was drawn in by cat memes...
And came out with spyware
International rescue squad. Those guys are amazing.
The internet in two sentences
Someone made their government pay \$8,000 to drape a robe over a naked statue.
#taxmoneyatwork
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 That's very polite.
5:20 PM
@KitZ.Fox That's one way to look at it.
taximoney is the cost of stuffing dead taxi drivers
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 It's to unveil them each dramatically upon arrival.
@DeltaEscher Now THAT would be hilarious. "Welcome to this totally bland and nearly empty museum. SURPRISE! boobs!"
What a magnificent work of ar- HARAM
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 I think it would be rude to invite my grandmother to my apartment and leave the basket of condoms on the back of the toilet.
For instance.
5:24 PM
@KitZ.Fox But if you invited your grandmother to your museum of condom art.... ?
Or to serve my vegan friends honey glazed pork ribs.
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 You know what's cool about even just small events like that?
Polandball will have five comics on it by Friday.
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 It wasn't a museum of nude art. It was a national museum with many other things in it other than nude statues.
@KitZ.Fox Museum of nude art needs to be a thing
@KitZ.Fox All the same. Almost every art museum has something that offends someone.
5:26 PM
This bowl of fruit has no orange
That offends me, because I believe oranges are the superior fruit
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 Right, but not everyone is the head of a foreign state.
@DeltaEscher are you making billions of dollars of trade deals with the fruit bowl confederacy?
@MattE.Эллен No, I'm consuming oil
And it's also not like they made all the women wear veils or anything.
It's kind of salty.
5:27 PM
@KitZ.Fox Still. Just because they're heads of state doesn't make their potential offense reasonable. In Islam it's forbidden to make representations of people, period. Maybe it's best to just stay out of the art museum.
@DeltaEscher billions of dollars of oil?
Approx \$3.24
@DeltaEscher you can't have an orange
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 Fair enough.
Well you cannot have a potato
5:29 PM
@DeltaEscher too late. I already did
@KitZ.Fox Anyway, sure, they're being polite. But it seems like they're taking politeness to silly extremes.
Eh. I'm glad I'm not in charge of entertaining a foreign dignitary.
Which could back-fire... anyone who's potentially so sensitive that it'd be a problem for them to glimpse a nude at an Italian art museum is probably also so sensitive that your attempts at coddling them could seem patronizing. etc.
Weird urban legend gone true
Someone had deep black water in their apartment
They drank it anyways, complaining to the health department it was sour.
@KitZ.Fox Well, if I were, I'd try to find appropriate entertainment. If the museum isn't appropriate as-is, I'd arrange something different, not try to change the museum.
5:31 PM
Turns out there was a liquefying dead body in their water system.
@DeltaEscher Right, I don't believe that.
It's true
I don't believe it's true.
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 What if he requested to see the museum?
@KitZ.Fox His aides would be notified that there are nudes there and that he'll have to deal.
Unrelated, but close enough to the subject:
The body of Elisa Lam, also known as her Cantonese name Laam Hoji (simplified Chinese: 蓝可儿; traditional Chinese: 藍可兒; April 30, 1991 – 2013), a 21-year-old Canadian student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, was recovered from a water tank atop the Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on February 19, 2013. She had been reported missing at the beginning of the month. Maintenance workers at the hotel discovered the body when investigating guest complaints of problems with the water supply. Her disappearance had been widely reported; interest had increased five days prior to her body...
5:32 PM
I remember that.
I learned about it from Polandball
The more you know
The less happy you are
for example, I can tell the kerning on that font is terrible
Kerning saves lives.
6:03 PM
Keming on the other hand...
6:15 PM
@MετάEd You passed the port, and I told you to go back to it.
user174558
6:30 PM
@KitZ.Fox Hi! Now I know you keep them in a basket.
@Mitch another, you say? Is it LBV?
user174558
english.stackexchange.com/questions/302527/… Why does this answer have 2 downvotes? The edit only clarified things and did not change the answer that was downvoted.
6:51 PM
maybe people disagree with what you're saying
@Jasper I used to. I don't use them anymore.
7:24 PM
New pic
7:54 PM
@MattE.Эллен well maybe you're disagreeable
@Jasper yeah, I don't get it. it seemed a reasonable answer.
How do you know if someone is wrong?
Hm d y kn f smn s wg?
@Mitch I'm not
@MattE.Эллен Exactly?
@Mitch PBV
How dare you.
I'm daring, that's how!
7:59 PM
Sassy, even.
Why yes, I will have some more snacks.
stops self from temptation
proud but still hungry
well, actually not hungry at all
apparently, imagining yourself eating helps to reduce hunger
just less stuffed than the really stuffed I would have been if I continued snacking
@MattE.Эллен I imagine myself eating carrots and celery, that way the gnawing emptiness they make isn't so bad.
sounds very... healthy
> Vasu and Saravanan are best friends. Vasu's wife wants Vasu to break his friendship with Saravanan. Vasu does not want to break his friendship with Saravanan directly as to not hurt Saravanans feelings. Vasu helps Saravanan to get a girlfriend in the hopes that the girlfriend will be a reason to end the friendship.
That does not sound healthy at all.
no. carrots are healthier
I've found you out!
Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga (English Translation: Vasu and Saravanan Studied Together) is an Indian Tamil romantic comedy film written and directed by M. Rajesh. It features Arya and Tamannaah in lead roles while Santhanam plays a prominent role. Actor Vishal made a cameo appearance in this film. Arya himself is producing the film under his production company 'The Show People' associating with Prasad V Potluri's PVP cinema. The soundtrack was composed by D. Imman. Nirav Shah and Vivek Harshan handled cinematography and editing, respectively. The film began production in November 2014...
8:12 PM
@MattE.Эллен I know!! it sounds more like a tragedy at first, but with the right music... Also Vishal makes a cameo.
8:36 PM
@Mitch I'm having some difficulty going back to it. Do you by chance have a spare portkey?
8:46 PM
@MετάEd the quay is at the port
9:18 PM
@MattE.Эллен Oh. Oquay. I appreciate the support.

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10:29 PM
@MετάEd Just apparate. Or do you have the flu?
@Mitch It's either that or too much butterbeer.
I've had butterbeer. If it didn't come in a butterbeer stein, I'd think it was cream soda.