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1:24 AM
It made me recall those two cases when bone marrow transplantation was followed by a remission in a person with schizophrenia and vice versa ( PMID 25285805, and PMID 28983259).
hi, not sure if this is the right place to ask - i posted a question which contains some starter code yesterday.

today, i was asked to sign an NDA about the code I posted (and other stuff) - I was not aware that this was gonna happen...

i was trying to delete the post, but it won't let me, what's the best way to proceed here?

how can I contact the admins/moderators?
There's a link at the bottom of the home page
to do what
Contact admin
1:58 AM
@DonCode custom flag the post (flag -> in need of moderator intervention) and ask a mod to delete the revision offending the NDA.
yeah i just did that
The "contact us" link might take too long
thank you, i am super paranoid
@DonCode if it's on SO it should get handled in a couple of hours
wdym SO?
1:59 AM
Stack Overflow
On smaller sites it might depend on when the mod becomes active
i edited the post myself, prior to flagging it, but a moderator revized it back,, maybe they're around? could I call them out here?
@DonCode well if the mod doesn't know the code must go it'd look like vandalizing a post
makes sense, i'm not saying that he's wrong
@alphabet that whole ad is, what's the word, shameless?
2:03 AM
how can i @ someone @M.A.R. in a comment in a post ?
@DonCode you can only do that if they already have an undeleted comment under the post.
Otherwise of course everyone would ping everyone in comments
You could try and hunt down a Community Manager in one of the chatrooms.
CM >> mod
@M.A.R. I think the solution is for Coca-Cola to start sending massive supplies of free Coke to Biden's big floating pier
I forget, is his pier working now or did it get caught in a stiff wind again?
2:38 AM
Abbreviation of the day: ODTAA -- "One Damn Thing After Another" (The expression is reputed to have gone around the colonial clubs of the distant countries of the British Empire in the Victorian period. It came to fame with the publication of the book ODTAA in 1926 by John Masefield)
Funny.
> Rick is a masculine given name, often a short form (hypocorism) of Richard, Derek, Frederick, Patrick, Hendrick, Eric, Kendrick, Roderick, Fredericka, Derrick, Maverick, Erica, Ricky, Hendricka, Henrique, and Enrique.
One to many relationship.
In systems analysis, a one-to-many relationship is a type of cardinality that refers to the relationship between two entities (see also entity–relationship model). For example, take a car and an owner of the car. The car can only be owned by one owner at a time or not owned at all, and an owner could own zero, one, or multiple cars. One owner could have many cars, one-to-many. In a relational database, a one-to-many relationship exists when one record is related to many records of another table. A one-to-many relationship is not a property of the data, but rather of the relationship itself. One...
@Cerberus Ricardo.
That, too.
But Richard is already listed.
@user85795 how?
3:31 AM
Perhaps @Cerberus may assist you :)
NDAs suck.
Hey, what is it?
2 hours ago, by Don Code
hi, not sure if this is the right place to ask - i posted a question which contains some starter code yesterday.

today, i was asked to sign an NDA about the code I posted (and other stuff) - I was not aware that this was gonna happen...

i was trying to delete the post, but it won't let me, what's the best way to proceed here?

how can I contact the admins/moderators?
@Cerberus^
Perhaps one of your three heads could spare some effort 😁
Being sued for noncompliance of a NDA because of a posting on stack exchange would suck.
3:52 AM
@user85795 I can't do anything about posts on a site unless it is on the Latin site.
I'm sure an SO moderator will handle his flag.
Ok, thanks 🙏
@Cerberus - i was told to contact legal team i.e. using the contact link ... not sure when it will be handled, but definitely weird to have it on there. my Flag to remove it got Declined.
Oh, that is unfortunate.
btw, how do you teach the grammar of when to use "an" vs "a" @Cerberus
3:58 AM
@DonCode Can your real name be connected to the post? If so, maybe remove your real name.
@Cerberus - don't freak me out, why would that be the case ?
@user85795 You listen to the sound of the following word. Does it begin with a y or w sound or any other consonant? Then a. Does it begin with a true vowel sound (glottal stop)? Then an.
@DonCode If Don Code were your real name.
If that s not the case, then nobody can ever tell that it was you who posted that code?
So then what danger is there?
@Cerberus yeah - maybe they could see the code and guess that someone who they shared with recently did it ?
still, there's nothing they could do, cause i posted it prior to evne knowing there was going to be an NDA so i should be fine
but i still don't really want it there
@DonCode They could never prove that it was you?
@DonCode Another good reason why you're in the clear.
unless they asked the website to disclose the info i suppose ?
4:01 AM
The website will never do that.
How much "fine print" is there on the NDA.
Besides, did you give your real name to the website?
a LOT
well fuck me now they have my e-mail - cause i contacted them after the damn moderator told me to do so
OK, well, anyway: moderators would not give any private info about you to someone who asked.
It is even forbidden by the GDPR.
There is a privacy policy here.
4:03 AM
And I can't imagine any court would order them to do it.
So I calculate the chance of that happening to be 0.000000000000000001%.
You could try flagging the code again?
even if they did, i shared it before signing it so i'm in the clear
Yes.
Two more points.
i flagged the code again
1. The code does not look sensitive at all.
It is short and looks pretty standard.
2. You could edit the code, changing only all the variable names, in a way that it still works.
@Cerberus ± ?
4:05 AM
Then it can't be traced to the original code.
@user85795 No, that was exact.
4:25 AM
@Cerberus
yeah, i've already changed it a bit before posting . . .
@DonCode Then you have so many layers of defence between you and perdition that you will be fine!
5:17 AM
Bird of the day: capercaillie - Borrowed from Scots capercailzie, a corruption of Scottish Gaelic capall (“horse”) + coille (“of the woods”).
 
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7:26 AM
Med genetics of the day: propositus/proposita - first person in a family in which a (genetic) disorder came to attention
 
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12:39 PM
@user85795 I'm a bit confused. The disclosure already happened, so any NDA you sign now wouldn't apply to it, right?
@user85795 Yes what?
1:10 PM
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1:46 PM
#WhenTaken #109 (15.06.2024)

I scored 778/1000 🎉

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2️⃣ 📍 621 km - 🗓️ 12 yrs - ⚡ 160 / 200
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4️⃣ 📍 90.5 metres - 🗓️ 18 yrs - ⚡ 161 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 5352 km - 🗓️ 5 yrs - ⚡ 114 / 200

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@alphabet yes, you are correct
> The disclosure already happened, so any NDA you sign now wouldn't apply to it,
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2:21 PM
Women have a glass ceiling, raccoons have a glass wall
@EdwinAshworth But Lawler was a dinosaur in many respects. I'd say that "He was born to a Greek couple", for example, is ungrammatical and hardly passive. — BillJ 25 mins ago
a female raccoon lives in a glass house
Even death won't save you from BillJ's insults. That comment is unacceptable. Flagging.
Today I learned while riffling through the OED that just as a female drake is called a duck and a female gander a goose, a female ruff is called a reeve.
These are a kind of shorebird.
> They dump the cars and then run up the twitchel to escape through the park.
Long ago we once called a female eagle or hawk a formel.
what do we call it now
#WhenTaken #109 (15.06.2024)

I scored 871/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 2019 km - 🗓️ 7 yrs - ⚡ 141 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 821 km - 🗓️ 12 yrs - ⚡ 154 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 135.6 metres - 🗓️ 2 yrs - ⚡ 198 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 212.6 metres - 🗓️ 0 yrs - ⚡ 200 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 616 km - 🗓️ 4 yrs - ⚡ 178 / 200

https://whentaken.com
@user85795 We mostly no longer have a name for this, although sometimes with hawks you'll hear hen.
interesting
2:46 PM
Even falcon once meant a female long-winged hawk.
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> falcon: formerly, a female "long-winged" hawk" now generally applies to a member of any species and either sex of the "long-wings" (genus Falco) or "short-wings".
There's a surprisingly large set of terms used mostly or only in falconry.
:O
nice "Gallery" in the second ref.
In falconry, a lanner is the female, a tercel the male.
> lanner: A species of falcon, found in countries bordering on the Mediterranean, Falco lanarius or F. feldeggi. In Falconry, the female of this species.
> saker: A large lanner falcon (Falco sacer) used in falconry, esp. the female, which is larger than the male, the latter being distinguished as sakeret.
> tercel: The male of any kind of hawk; in Falconry esp. of the peregrine falcon (tercel-gentle, n.) and the goshawk.
> ramager: A hawk that has left the nest or that was taken to be trained after leaving the nest; a wild or untamed hawk; a ramage hawk.
3:03 PM
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> haggard: 1567– Falconry. An adult hawk, either living wild or caught for training when already in its adult plumage; spec. (esp. in early use) a female of this type (cf. haggard tiercel n.). Cf. haggard adj. 1a.
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The female wigeon is called a whewer.
Meaning the British Mareca penelope, not our local wigeons.
3:25 PM
@Cerberus I keep reading that over and over. Are you sure it's not the other way round?
@alphabet not particularly relevant but it also seems to be not exactly right? 'was born' is sort of a passive (born by the mother?)
The mother bore the child.
The mother bears the child.
:65805411 'an' in front of vowels, 'a' in front of consonants. I thought Cerb mixed them up
@tchrist the child was born by the mother? Certainly to the mother and the couple
an apple
a banana
A napron
@Mitch For unto us a child is born.
3:33 PM
@tchrist ok so not really passive.
But sorta
I'm no English teacher
I just say the stuff
He was born in a manger.
He was laid in a manger
By whom? By his mother.
I think a manger is too small to fit the mom in for the birthing
@Mitch By a hen?
Eggs are laid.
3:35 PM
Lain?
What are you trying to say?
They laid him to rest?
After he had lain there silent for a spell, he began to laugh.
If there's a good bed of hay in there, sure
Hain.
Hunh
Don't be fresh.
> Hain up the land, to shut it up for a crop of hay.
> a1500– transitive. To enclose or protect with a fence or hedge; esp. to preserve (grass) from cattle.
A female smew is a lough diver.
3:42 PM
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom created by Andy and Susan Borowitz for NBC. It aired from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The series stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of himself, a street-smart teenager born and raised in West Philadelphia who is sent to live with his wealthy uncle and aunt in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, where his lifestyle often clashes with that of his upper-class relatives. The series was considered Will Smith's star vehicle into television, and later his film career. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was a top hit for NBC, running for 148 episodes...
A smew is a white nun.
Don't be stale.
> 1838 The Smew is a bird of extremely rare occurrence in the United States. —J. J. Audubon, Ornithological Biography vol. IV. 350
> Hain < Old Norse hegna (Swedish hägna, Danish hegne) to hedge, fence, protect, preserve, derivative of Old Germanic hag- fence, hedge.
Does it amuse you to keep your smew in your mews?
@Mitch Ooopss I suppose I was tired!
WIll correct.
thanks
4:17 PM
Yes, was born to the mother, called ungrammatical by one grammarian on ELU. Who also called me a non-native speaker of English! When you read enough of what a person writes (like around here on SE), you should be able to tell whether a person is a native speaker or not. Geesus.
@Lambie You need to settle down.
@Cerberus no worries... Just a sanity check (for myself)
You are saner than I.
He frequents his neighborhood sanitorium.
@Cerberus whether that is the case, there is much more evidence to the contrary.
@tchrist make no consumption of these rumors
4:25 PM
@Mitch Please wash before consuming.
In other news, I am successfully trolling the birds in my back yard.
I got an app
Which identifies bird calls
Do you just put out a long line and see what your bait pulls in?
But also plays back (other people's) recordings of bird calls
So there's this one bird back here
Which one is this?
(to be clear I can see none of these birds...these modern miniature dinosaurs have inhabited their niche quite well)
4:27 PM
Minimice.
So this one bird is making things sound like it is the Amazon rainforest
No, I've never been to the Amazon rainforest.
But I can imagine
Again I ask: which bird is this?
What comes off as tropicking?
Is it a parrot?
Anyway this one bird (I'm pretty sure it is one bird) is super loud, I feel like a jaguar is hanging out in a tree ready to pounce on me
It turns out...
Corvid screamer?
the bird is a northern flicker
Or that's what the app says
4:29 PM
Loud they can be.
And when I play a recording, that's what it sounds like
Territorial chest beating.
Metaphorically speaking.
Exactly
So now I'm trolling the bird, by playing the recording as loud as I can
Did you notice that the dictionary has no chest beat verb, and yet there it lies. I can say no more.
And the bird then replies after awhile
4:30 PM
Antiphonally.
Call and response.
If I can get him to attack me that will be a successful troll
He'll just make more noise to outalpha you.
@tchrist then about that you must be silent.
Or you could write a letter
To the dictionary
But they usually don't listen
Or hoist a flag, probably the Jolly Roger.
@tchrist yeah it was going that way
I mean a phone speaker is really not loud at all
This one bird is filling the air with his voice
@tchrist did you see the science news story about how elephants give each other names?
4:33 PM
@Mitch Let him who wishes to know summarise the past 14 years of logs.
Yeah, the Merlin bird app from Cornell. Red cardinals can be very noisy, right outside my window.
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All those elephants are talking in their herds about how cute this humans are with their 'namin' and 'words' and stuff.
@Lambie exactly
It's a nice way to wake up
If you like waking up at 4am
@Cerberus as we speak an automated process is riffling (and rifling) through our conversations and judging.
And on the metric of rationality and coherence: the score is...
@Mitch Angelically feather ruffling oneself into a spontaneous summer holiday through pour judgement of the sanctity of silence.
@Cerberus I'd like an app like that but for English accents
I would also similarly use it to troll Australians
Catch and release only, presumably.
4:39 PM
@Mitch Can AI do it?
Are we allowed to call it AI?
@tchrist sometimes... but not often... I do want to yell out the window to tell all the goddam birds to shut up.
You know I just want a couple moments to think
Once done, sure go wild.
@Cerberus I'm fairly certain one could train a model to classify accents.
Elephant accents.
You'd have to collect some sound recordings or different accents and also label them with the correct accents which takes a person (or two) who actually does know what the accent labels should be.
@Mitch You dwellers in lands bereft of magpies don't know what you're missing.
@Cerberus I personally don't like calling a machine or process or agent that uses AI 'an AI' but everybody seems to be OK with that nowadays, so I can't really complain.
It's too anthropomorphized.
@tchrist oh sure I bet Africa has a bunch of elephant accents (I think they're all separated into pockets)
@tchrist I've heard of magpies. I've probably heard magpies. But I couldn't tell one from a mocking bird (or most any other bird).
4:47 PM
A mockingbird is perfectly capable of sounding like a magpie.
I have this vague notion that magpies are like crows but maybe black and white
They're middling corvids, a kind of superjay or subcrow.
And so raucous that they've been used for name calling people.
People can't name call themselves?
Magpiety is a thing.
I mean not call themselves names, but for the activity of name calling they don't rely on others to do it
4:50 PM
They're mobsters, you do realize.
That's why we have a modern investigative police force and judicial system.
Oh you mean like mobbing
@Mitch Oh, you can always complain!
Never give up!
A magpie is also one we name call an impertinent chatterer.
People are worried about global warming and erosion of democracy but they should be worried about orcas finally deciding that people taste good.
@Cerberus excellent! I'm going to draw up a list then.
> He was so fond of talking that his comrades nicknamed him ‘magpie’.
4:54 PM
1st thing - no interr
> A common bird of the northern hemisphere, Pica pica, of the crow family (Corvidae), having a long pointed tail, black and white plumage, and a noisy chattering call, proverbial for its habit of taking and hoarding bright objects and regarded by some as a bird of ill omen. Also (with distinguishing word): any of several other long-tailed birds of the crow family, esp. of the genera Pica, Cyanopica, Cissa, and Urocissa.
upting
goddammit
Urraca (León, 24 June 1081 – Saldaña, 8 March 1126), called "the reckless" (la temeraria), was Queen of León, Castile and Galicia from 1109 until her death. She claimed the imperial title as suo jure Empress of All Spain and Empress of All Galicia. She's considered to be the first woman to reign as the rightful queen of her kingdom in all of Europe. == Early years == Urraca was born to King Alfonso VI of León and Castile and Constance of Burgundy. Constance—Alfonso's second wife—was closely related to the French royal family and the influential Burgundian abbot Hugh of Cluny was her maternal uncle...
@tchrist like the yellow lightning-eared mouse thing in that children's card game
Doña Urraca, herself; Lady Magpie, if you will.
4:58 PM
Doña Picachu
Don't be so Machu.
I bet the tourist guides in Cuzco get that one all the time.
That comes with your membership card.
@Mitch If I catch you sniffing round my Aussies again, Mitchie, you're toast.
@tchrist Cool, why empress and not queen?
5:03 PM
@Cerberus Pretensions of grandeur.
Imperator totius Hispaniae is a Latin title meaning "Emperor of All Spain". In Spain in the Middle Ages, the title "emperor" (from Latin imperator) was used under a variety of circumstances from the ninth century onwards, but its usage peaked, as a formal and practical title, between 1086 and 1157. It was primarily used by the kings of León and Castile, but it also found currency in the Kingdom of Navarre and was employed by the counts of Castile and at least one duke of Galicia. It signalled at various points the king's equality with the rulers of the Byzantine Empire and Holy Roman Empire, his...
> It signalled at various points the king's equality with the rulers of the Byzantine Empire and Holy Roman Empire, his rule by conquest or military superiority, his rule over several ethnic or religious groups, and his claim to suzerainty over the other kings of the peninsula, both Christian and Muslim. The use of the imperial title received scant recognition outside of Spain and it had become largely forgotten by the thirteenth century.
Makes sense.
The Hapsburg Carlos Quinto was also titled an emperor, of the Holy Roman Empire.
And Lord of the Netherlands.
The Empire of Charles V, also known by the umbrella term Habsburg Empire, included the Holy Roman Empire, the Spanish empire, the Burgundian Low Countries, the Austrian lands, and all the territories and dominions ruled in personal union by Charles V from 1519 to 1556. It was the first to be labelled as "the empire on which the sun never sets", a term used to describe several global empires throughout history. The lands of the empire had in common only the monarch, Charles V, while their boundaries, institutions, and laws remained distinct. Charles's nomenclature as Holy Roman Emperor was Charles...
But that was half a millennium later.
Of course, but those were very different circumstances.
And different empires.
@Lambie I really enjoy toast, maybe with cheese, or hummus (but not both, I'm not crazy!). So I'll take that as recommendation rather than a warning.
@Cerberus Indeed.
> H. R. DOMNA URRACA REGINA, MATER IMPERATORIS ALFONSI, HOC URRACA JACET PULCRO REGINA SEPULCHRO. REGIS ADEFONSI FILIA QUIPPE BONI. UNDECIES CENTUM DECIES SEX QUATUOR ANNOS MARTIS MENSE ORAVI, CUM MORITUR NUMERA.
5:12 PM
Klein-Venedig (lit. 'Little Venice') or Welserland (pronunciation [ˈvɛl.zɐ.lant]) was the most significant territory of the German colonization of the Americas, from 1528 to 1546, in which the Welser banking and patrician family of the Free Imperial Cities of Augsburg and Nuremberg obtained colonial rights in the Province of Venezuela in return for debts owed by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, who was also King of Spain. In 1528, Charles V issued a charter by which the House of Welser possessed the rights to explore, rule and colonize the area, also with the motivation of searching for t...
@Cerberus Yes, I was wondering about that one myself.
The name is a bit of.
I didn't see why they called it that.
Nor I.
It is common to compare cities to Venice.
And call them Little Venice as a nickname.
But territories?
@Mitch OMG, the implications of that are far reaching.
5:28 PM
What would you expect to find on a cat and crow farm?
Some sort of Easter egg race.
I think the crows beat the cats.
Sky screamers.
Dropping bombs from on high.
Golden treasures.
Doubly yoked oxen.
The orange color is unnatural.
This home work was ungraded.
Not all runs are free.
Just the reruns.
6:21 PM
A bartender walks into a bar ...
@user402514 he works there
@Lambie far reaching and innumerable
6:56 PM
@Cerberus I assume it's analogous to how we in the US have places like "New England" and "New Hampshire." But "Little Venice" is odd, since the territory is obviously larger than Venice itself.
Yes, and the colonists are not from Venice.
Venice is a neighborhood of the City of Los Angeles within the Westside region of Los Angeles County, California, United States. Venice was founded by Abbot Kinney in 1905 as a seaside resort town. It was an independent city until 1926, when it was annexed by Los Angeles. Venice is known for its canals, a beach, and Ocean Front Walk, a 2.5-mile (4 km) pedestrian promenade that features performers, fortune-tellers, and vendors. == History == === 19th century === In 1839, a region called La Ballona that included the southern parts of Venice, was granted by the Mexican government to Ygnac...
7:33 PM
Time travel isn't what it used to will have been

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