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1:30 AM
There is a new beta mobile interface. In your chat profile, under prefs, there is a box you can check to try it out. It's great!
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You can reply, edit, and get ping notifications.
It's really slick.
 
user174558
2:18 AM
@KitZ.Fox Hi. Are you about to go to bed?
 
Question in need of protection? Two days old and still on the HNQ: whats-an-antonym-of-demonize-other-than-deify
 
@Jasper Yeah, pretty soon. Nice to see you.
 
user174558
@Mazura I never saw the need to protect questions. More traffic means more users and more revenue.
 
@Mazura Yeah, thanks.
 
Site quality ;p
 
2:21 AM
More than 10 answers and more than one or two by low rep users is usually a good measure.
 
user174558
@Mazura Even with protection, it doesn't mean the site has quality. =)
 
You find a better one, let me know.
 
user174558
@Mazura The better one is called self study from books. =)
 
Print is dead.
 
user174558
@KitZ.Fox Are things at work OK? And everything else?
 
user174558
2:25 AM
@Mazura Print is the only real quality left. There is too much nonsense on the internet.
 
@Jasper Work is a bit stressful, but I'm reminding myself to disengage so I don't get worked up. Everything else is great.
 
I'm reading King's new book. Bazaar of Bad Dreams. It kinda sucks.
 
user174558
@Mazura However, I do appreciate the existence of Wikipedia.
 
Hey! Github is down.
 
user174558
@cornbreadninja麵包忍者 Hello. Does it mean you cannot access the site?
 
2:27 AM
@Jasper it means no one can access anything github-related. I think.
 
user174558
@Mazura Kinda is too informal for me. I always use kind of.
 
I used to think that way. I gave up on it. I like how I talk ;p
 
user174558
Well, I am old fashioned.
 
Better then when I used to use kind've; that's just straight up wrong.
 
user174558
That is terrible.
 
user174558
2:30 AM
I cannot stand the people who type LiKe ThIs.
 
Some day I'll get to use shouldn't've somewhere.
 
@cornbreadninja麵包忍者 Noooooooo!
 
user174558
I think the best movie of this year so far is Solace.
 
user174558
Starring Anthony Hopkins. About a psychic who tracks down a murderer.
 
user174558
This time, he plays the good guy.
 
2:32 AM
Well, that's no fun.
 
user174558
I recently learnt that Japanese has three character sets, hiragana, katakana, and kanji.
 
user174558
It must be terribly hard to learn.
 
user174558
Mazura suggests you are Japanese.
 
user174558
Sometimes, a book has not a new edition but a new printing of the old edition, and you just don't know which printing you are buying, sigh.
 
user174558
I guess you have to ask the seller to look inside the book if you are buying online.
 
user174558
2:35 AM
Also, sometimes, they use the same ISBN for different products, sigh.
 
user174558
I have stopped using Firefox for a while. Using Chrome these days.
 
user174558
Chrome is good because of the built-in flash player and the built-in google translate.
 
user174558
But it's easier to customise fonts in Firefox.
 
user174558
Also easier to not save history in Firefox. For Chrome, I have to launch it always in incognito mode.
 
user174558
Chinese New Year is next next week.
 
user174558
2:40 AM
50 people in US died from winter storm and 90 people in East Asia died from cold wave. Weather kills.
 
user174558
It actually kills more people than terrorism does.
 
@Jasper I made the name up. But I looked it up and I think it's a Hispanic surname.
 
user174558
Japanese are good in math. There are a number of Japanese Fields medallists.
 
user174558
I enjoy talking to myself in this chat. It's fun typing and seeing the words appear.
 
user174558
It's a good antidote to becoming senile.
 
user174558
2:46 AM
It's really remarkable that neoplasm and pleonasm exist as two different words.
 
user174558
I still remember how to spell pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, yay!
 
user174558
Also, floccinaucinihilipilification, yay!
 
user174558
I am going to bed, good night. I hope the weather stops killing people.
 
10:52 AM
Is this correct?
How to replace all specific characters with counter ascending?
 
user174558
@Shafizadeh I am not sure what your intended meaning is to give a reply.
 
ok look at this please:
- case one
- case two
- case three
Now I want this:
1. case one
2. case two
3. case three
May you please give me a good title for this question?
I want to replace first example with second
 
user174558
Sorry, I still don't understand you. I am going to eat, bye!
 
ok, bye :-)
 
 
2 hours later…
12:59 PM
> How can I replace each instance of a specific character with an increasing number?
Ascending is not wrong btw., but somehow I'd use increasing in this context.
 
1:37 PM
@Shafizadeh For markup, that's changing an unordered list into an enumerated list. That's technical language though, so I'm not sure that's what you want.
 
2:25 PM
@Mazura You shouldn't've said that; you never know
Whatever did happen to Fay Wray?
 
4:01 PM
@MattE.Эллен nice. I watched the longest my little pony poop instead.
Until I stopped. after 30 seconds.
 
a whole 30 seconds. I don't even want to follow the link
 
now that YTP has been explained, the magic is gone
@MattE.Эллен it has as much charm as a US GOP debate. but more appreciable humor.
 
I don't know... Donald Trump is pretty hilarious.
Imagine if he were president! lol
 
@MattE.Эллен I'd imagine the bombing would start the first day... on the US!
 
4:18 PM
@Mitch in celebration?
 
4:40 PM
@MattE.Эллен From other countries. Like euthanizing a beloved horse with a broken ankle. and colic. and leukemia metastasized to brain cancer. Also, hives.
 
hivea are the worst. they're not contagious
 
Hi!
Are "snowed-in" and "snowed-up" common in AmE? Are they used in BrE?
 
@MattE.Эллен So you're saying hives would be better if they were contagious. You're a madman.
Stalin was overrated
@ermanen 'snowed in' is how you say that it's snowed too much to go out, in AmE
 
Isn't it used when something is buried in snow?
I read an article and used the phrase "snowed in" where planes are buried in snow because of the blizzard in US
 
'snowed-up'? I've never heard that. 'holed up' is an alternative to staying in, possibly because of snow or because you're sick, or because you just wanna stay in.
 
4:48 PM
"Small planes are snowed in at the closed Bridgeport, Connecticut, airport"
OED gives snowed-in and snowed-up as synonyms
 
@ermanen sure. that works too
Re OED - I can't account for whatever insanity happens in BrE
 
So they meant they couldn't leave the airport because of the snow?
or they are buried in snow
 
Yes
 
or both
lol
 
I don't think it implies necessarily that they are covered in snow (but obviously that is a closely related issue)
 
4:51 PM
OED definition: blocked, stopped, or covered with snow.
 
yes. on reflection it could apply to when the small planes are buried in snow. but the term means explicitly 'can't get out'
@ermanen I'd disagree with the 'covered with snow' part. the planes might be snowed in as an inference from 'covered with snow'. I would not take 'The planes were snowed in' to mean they were covered.
"The planes were snowed in" "What, they couldn't clear the runways?" "No, the plnes themselves were buried in snow" "Oh"
 
Oh ok, OED only gives the hyphenated version as an adjective
not the phrasal verb
Example: "The Wabash is devoting all its energies to clearing the line of delayed and snowed-in trains."
 
That sounds fine.
 
This sense is "service stopped because of snow"
And another example: "A winter sun on a snowed-in landscape."
This sense is covered with snow
 
That last one is weird
doesn't sound right to me.
 
4:56 PM
Maybe that sense is not common
 
just 'snowy landscape' would be the natural way to say it.
 
"snowed (adj)" means "covered with snowed" also
Thanks for the help Mitch
lunch time
bye
 
 
2 hours later…
Anonymous
6:47 PM
Quick question! Do we need to place a hyphen in-between the words "full stack", for full stack web developer?
 
What does full stack imply?
Um...
No.
If full stack means full time, then no.
 
user174558
Full stack means his desk is stacked full of papers, LOL.
 
user174558
I see you are from Switzerland.
 
Anonymous
Nope. I bought my browser from Switzerland.
 
user174558
6:56 PM
LOL.
 
user174558
Switzerland is a nice country.
 
user174558
@DeltaEscher Very beautiful picture.
 
@Jasper Bangladesh will win the cup
 
user174558
I am beginning to suspect that Matt and Kit are the same person. You often see them together in this chat or neither of them, LOL.
 
So, all in all.
No hyphen
I have one of my icons of America.
He's peeking from behind a corner, saying:
 
Anonymous
7:01 PM
@DeltaEscher That is what Google seems to suggest. But, I say - There.Should.Be!!
 
"Did someone say 'sue'?"
 
Anonymous
7:20 PM
Is there a more formal form of "wannabe" in English?
 
Poser?
 
Anonymous
Not quite the same thing.
 
8:31 PM
@KitZ.Fox Thank you, I understand
 
9:01 PM
@ermanen - Don't use the OED when you're looking up stuff in AmE.
 
9:40 PM
I flagged a question, and the flag was declined. Now I can't flag other questions until I review the flag. I've looked at the flags. How do I get the system to recognize that and let me use flags again?
 
have you tried flagging other questions? a declined flag shouldn't cause you to stop being able to flag, unless you have a lot of declined flags
 
It's working now, but for a while there all the flag options were greyed out.
I see how to recommend that a question be moved to meta or ELL. How would I recommend that it be moved somewhere else, like history?
 
10:02 PM
flag with the other option and say what site you think it should go to
by "other" I mean "in need of moderator attention"
 
 
1 hour later…
user174558
11:08 PM
Hello @kit! It's Fri morn here.
 
user174558
11:27 PM
Hello @cer! It's Fri morn here.
 
11:46 PM
@Jasper Hello! It is Thursday night here.
 
11:57 PM
@Jasper Hi! I'm using the new mobile interface. It's very pretty.
I'm chatting from the bathroom. I'm watching my boy bathe, not using the toilet or showering.
 

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