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Q: SQL Server - Flagging Overlapping Time Entries and Calculating Time Without Overlaps

DombeyHere's my example set up in rextester. https://rextester.com/LROA87361 I have the following table in gray (the rightmost 2 columns are for explanation). As you can see an employee's time entries can overlap. This is sorted by LaborStart from latest to most recent. I want to flag those ove...

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This is a question for Code ReviewTrenton_M 51 secs ago
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it belongs on Code ReviewTrenton_M 30 secs ago
@Phrancis You know GT Sport let's you race in the wet now, right?
12:40 AM
Refactoring questions could be more suited for codereview.stackexchange.com/tourcricket_007 58 secs ago
possible answer invalidation by masterwok on question by masterwok: codereview.stackexchange.com/posts/229770/revisions
@DerKommissar Does it!? Haven't played it in a while
Yeah, several tracks have wet versions now
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Q: controller design of a REST API in PHP

knot22I'm building an example REST API in PHP in my local environment to learn how they work. The starting point was an online tutorial. The example is working fine; however, I have a hunch that there is room for improvement in the logic that handles the endpoints which is stored in a script called R...

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Q: What's the whole point between return const and non-const?

Gilberto Marcanothis question is short and simple, I would like to know what's the whole point in returning an object in a fuction as constant or as non-constant. I was reading about 'return constant reference', and I understand the point of returning as reference, basically to don't make a copy, but what's te ...

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possible answer invalidation by Greg Ames on question by Greg Ames: codereview.stackexchange.com/posts/229813/revisions
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Q: Rails 6 should I use Sprockets over SASS imports

Mauricio RobayoI created a basic app using Rails 6 and wanted to have better control over my styles. My app/assets/stylesheets were like this and everything was fine: app/assets/stylesheets/ ├── application.css ├── comments.scss ├── likes.scss ├── posts.scss └── users.scss And on my application.css I just us...

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Q: Q: Project Euler #1 - C#

EduardoGood day, it's my first time doing something like this so I wanted to solve some of the challenges on project Euler, however I reached a block on my code, even before I submitted I was aware that I would be unable to compile within time limits for numbers well beyond the million or close to a mil...

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Q: Beginning of a GUI Python solution to Andrew Ng's ML Week 3 Excercises

Alexander OrmanCoursera has a course for beginning Machine Learning and the code is written in Octave. This is the beginning of a solution to the week 3 exercises but written in python. Instead of a terminal app I'm also trying to learn Pyside2. The actual functionality of the program may seem silly but I hope...

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@vasily.sib Yes, that could work. But as I stated above at the end of the original question: I actually would not like to have such a CancellationToken parameter in every method. I am looking for a way to access and process token by the action filter only. (It is supposed to work with this). — Dmitry Nogin 21 secs ago
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Q: Particle simulator using Python - Why is the NumPy version slower than pure Python?

OmidThis is an interesting example from G.Lanaro book, 'Python High Performance'. The program is a simple simulator which describes movement of particles based on their positions and angular velocities (x,y and ang_v attributes of Particle class). The bottleneck of the program is the evolve() method ...

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Q: Adding an item to a container, but first a lot of checks

SjaakvBrabantFirst time on this exchange, so giving this a title was already a challenge. So let's start at the beginning. This kind professor Güneş Erdoğan has published an CLP (Container Loading Problem) solver. His solution is made in a spreadsheet so it is VBA for Applications. I have manually converted ...

How about codereview.stackexchange.com when you do not have errors but strive for improvement? — vahdet 47 secs ago
This is unfortunately a bad question for a format like StackOverflow. Maybe Code Review would be a better place to ask such a question, but I'm not active there. — Johannes Kuhn 19 secs ago
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Hi Mihai, welcome! This is more for the Code Review group (Stack Exchange group too) than here in the StackOverflow. — Brother 28 secs ago
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@Duga Rolled back.
@Luuklag So you would happily see my technically sound comments deleted and me being punished because I would have used 'he' or 'she' in them? And, of course, in the name of openness, tolerance and inclusivity? Sorry, but I came here to help people, whoever they are, with their technical problems, and I really don't feel welcome to participate in the world that your vision and rules try to build. — Thierry Lathuille 1 hour ago
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Q: Centering an item over an image with absolute positioning and flexbox

SamHere's how I'd usually center align an item with absolute positioning: img { width: 100%; height: auto; } .cat { position: relative; } .center { position: absolute; top: 50%; left: 50%; transform: translate(-50%, -50%); z-index: 9999; background: #fff; padding: 12px; } a, a:visi...

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Q: While pagesize calculation is casting to int of a floating point number bad practice?

Daniel GschösserI have following code to calculate pagesize. List<?> myList; private int getPageCount(final int rows) { return ((int) (myList.size() / rows)) + (myList.size() % rows == 0 ? 0 : 1); } I know the amount of rows per page the size of myList and I cast the result of (myList.size() / rows) to (...

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This question is most suitable for codereview.stackexchange.com, however when I looked into the code, I saw this could be a nice question if asked in a different way. — Md. Abu Taher 21 secs ago
Q: Want to use unordered_map instead of map

김태홍 KIMI've written an simulation code to solve a problem. This thing takes too long, and I think it's because the insertion process takes too much time for map is constructed in rbt. I'm new to using stl, and only thing I know about unordered_map is that I need some hash function to use it. However, ...

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I check those places too, its just a question of the content of a question. And that answer efforts are not duplicated. Implementation of an algorithm is here or codereview, design of an algorithm including preparation of a problem is more scicomp, the mathematical site is of course math. — LutzL 51 secs ago
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Q: Files.walkTree is causing Assignment Branch Condition too hig

Jean-Pierre El GhafaryThe below snippet of code is causing "Assignment branch condition too high" with a score of 12.08 on CodeBeat. private void populateDictionary() { try { Files.walkFileTree(Paths.get(rootDirectory.getCanonicalPath()), EnumSet.of(FileVisitOption.FOLLOW_LINKS), Integer.MAX_VALUE, new Si...

@CaptainObvious Has Close-votes for not working, but it isn't clear that is the issue based on the OP's description.
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Q: Library/API: simple springboot / jdbc query builder and ORM

rmalchowI have been using and developing a simple ORM and query builder library that I have found useful in it's practical application. I am pretty sure there are improvements to be made, and I welcome any suggestion you might have to improve this. the full code is on github: https://github.com/rmalchow...

Q: git command to automate checkout, merge, push, and delete branch

GabrielWhen I'm working on an issue on my git repo, I create a branch called iXXX (where XXX identifies the issue number). After I finish working on this branch, my steps are always as follows: # Switch back to the 'develop' branch git checkout develop # Merge 'iXXX' branch into develop git merge --no-...

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Q: Turn-based Dice Game in Python

Yuvraj GabrieI would like to make the next player take a turn after the previous player, but I don't know how. import random import time total_score_1 = 0 total_score_2 = 0 player_score_1 = 0 player_score_2 = 0

1:58 PM
Greetings, Programs.
This seems relevant to those of you who want more detail on what's going on:
Just for the record, I have no problems with a policy of "when using pronouns, use the preferred ones". Sara seemed to be calling for something much stronger, which would be confusing and super-hard to assess. But I never got an answer on that. — Monica Cellio yesterday
@Donald.McLean Greetings, User.
2:13 PM
@Kaz Yay! More confusion!
Also this:
Q: SE has removed a moderator

CynAs many of you may have noticed, Monica Cellio is no longer a moderator on Writing.SE, or on any of the several stacks where she has served for years. This was due to a sudden decision by Stack Exchange staff and was not Monica’s choice (or ours). She remains a SE user with no change in reputat...

Knowingly using wrong pronouns is abusive. I don't disagree with that at all! — Monica Cellio 18 hours ago
2:33 PM
@Kaz How does any one follow a policy that isn't stated.
This isn't going to clean up the mess.
User starts complaining that an SE employee stepped in, instead of letting something get handled by a local moderator. Response:
With all the moderator resignations lately you should expect SE employees to step up in the meantime. Spanish.SE only has one active mod left? — Mysticial 17 hours ago
@Kaz I hope someone is making back-ups, since I'm not sure whether that post is in violation of the moderator agreement.
This indicates just how much SE shot themselves in the foot:
@bruglesco Thank you. Posting this was very important to me. I'm appalled by much of the discussion. Including some of the stuff on this very page. I'm queer myself (but not trans) and I used to feel safe on SE (Monica's moderation was a big reason why) and now I. Just. Don't. — Cyn ♦ 10 hours ago
@Cyn It is the compulsion,, rather than what is being compelled, the forcing of ideological compliance, rather than the ideology itself, that is the red line for me. The treatment of Monica is appalling too, but the two things, the compulsion and the expulsion, arise from the same intolerant instinct. They are born of the same spirit and made of the same cloth. Stack exchange is a private company. They can impose whatever ideological speech codes they like and conduct whatever pogroms they like. But they will have to do it without me. — Mark Baker yesterday
Mark has a good point there.
If you have working code and want to improve it, you can post it on codereview.stackexchange.com. But, your code looks clean and easily understandable as it is — adiga 53 secs ago
Q: Codility's GenomicRangeQuery solution in C#

newbieI've been learning C# for a few months now, and I've done some basic things in java last year. Task description A DNA sequence can be represented as a string consisting of the letters A, C, G and T, which correspond to the types of successive nucleotides in the sequence. Each ...

Q: Best practice for asserting a positive IF condition

montrealistWhat's better - to leave the IF block blank to do nothing, or to add a statement that basically does nothing (each link already has a href attribute)? export function fixRelativeLinksOutsideOfEpub(dom): void { const content = dom.window.document.querySelectorAll('a'); content.forEach((el...

@DerKommissar Do the JetBrains tools load times get better if you pay for them?
@pacmaninbw Define "load times"?
2:48 PM
Oddly enough, I had hoped for an SE response by now. Looks like we'll just have to wait 6-8 weeks instead.
@DerKommissar Start-up, loading the application after boot, I presume.
How long it takes the app to start up.
@pacmaninbw no difference
Happy Friday eve!
@pacmaninbw Ah, no they take a moment (mine take 15-30 seconds).
the load times aren't affected by paid/unpaid
they're Javaish based so they're a little bit evil on load times
2:49 PM
@SᴀᴍOnᴇᴌᴀ oh heck, I'd better do some work before the week is over
@ThomasWard @DerKommissar Mine seemed to tak over a minute. My laptop is only 2.5 years old. Does more memory help?
@pacmaninbw and I know the answer to this because I use PyCharm and DataGrip regularly and they can take some time to load. They are blazing fast on my SSD and 32GB of RAM though :P
@pacmaninbw Faster memory or faster HDD might.
@pacmaninbw RAM and CPU are factors, as are the disk(s) in use
Faster RAM and SSD instead of HDD will assist
256 G SSD
2:51 PM
but load times for those is going to vary based on use case, plugins being loaded, etc.
@pacmaninbw Not sure, I'm running a 4-Core / 8-Thread Xeon CPU with 32GB of RAM, but I'm also running them off a Class 50 SSD.
@pacmaninbw Is it over 70% full by chance?
@DerKommissar 6-core / 12-thread i7 8th gen here, 32GB RAM, SAMSUNG EVO PRO 512GB NVMe SSD here, blazing fast heh
SSD & NVM.e tends to slow down massively when almost full.
and i'm not full by any means :P
2:52 PM
@ThomasWard Build a new rig with a 3700X a few weeks ago, it's amazing :-)
@ThomasWard My SSD is faster than that one, as a fun fact.
@Mast I'm regularly fighting to bring my SSD used memory down.
@pacmaninbw Honestly, the only way to win that fight is by putting in something bigger.
256G just isn't enough.
@DerKommissar shrugs i'm stuck with what I can put in this XPS lol
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@Mast ;)
@pacmaninbw 512 isn't enough for me anymore...
512GB isn't enough for my needs either, I have a USB 3.1 stick always in my computer that gives an extra 256GB of storage for my data lol
@pacmaninbw If your budget allows for it, get a decent 1-2TB drive as replacement.
so a lot of stuff is on there but mounted into my Linux system where it needs to be heh
or symlinked
@pacmaninbw Didn't you tell me you put the JB stuff on a different drive?
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@DerKommissar yes. It is on a 1T external drive connected by USB.
That's going to be your load time issue
USB 2.0, 3.0, or 3.1?
I think it's 3, not sure.
Any recommendations on a new laptop that runs windows 10 pro?
I should, but no max out memory, SSD and an i7.
^^^ I have that
With a M2200, Xeon CPU (there are i7 versions too), 32GB RAM.
2:59 PM
17 inch?
7520 for mine
Mine ended up about $5k when I was done
I had a Precision 6400 10 years ago, I had CentOS 7 on it the last 3 years, died 4 months ago.
Bummer, I have had this one for a year and a half so far.
Yeah, about $5k
Hey, 9 years for a laptop isn't bad.
Not at all. My Toshiba and Lenovo are still running, too.
3:02 PM
Microsoft usually recommends you use a typical way of authentication/impersonation via certain simple settings. However, if you really need to call this API to perform certain tasks (protocol transition is one example), you have to use it as there is no other alternative. So when they told you something in an audit, that's only a reminder for you to review your exact usage. Find the original developers of this app or a more senior guy in your team to review the code, and then you can decide what to do next. SO is not a place for code review. — Lex Li 35 secs ago
The Lenovo is a T410 I bought used.
My Lenovo is a T series that I bought new almost 3 years ago.
The SSD got too small after only a year.
That always happens to me...
i7, 32 GB RAM
Some of the keys have fallen off.
Q: Practice using structured bindings with custom structures

OlaI'm practicing using structured bindings from Jacek Galowicz's C++17 STL Cookbook. I created a wrapper code around the example to run it. Tried with clang, GNU, but it seems not being able to decompose non-public member somewhere. https://wandbox.org/permlink/mhooIfwa1IfibTvE //Practice using s...

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@Mast Very much my feelings as well.
@pacmaninbw If I was looking at a new laptop I think I'd do a P-series: lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-p/c/thinkpadp
@DerKommissar None of them seem to be 17".
I am also seeking to improve general code here: codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/230062/…Ama 59 secs ago
@pacmaninbw P73 is
Looking at it now
@DerKommissar This is what I see looking at the P73
3:23 PM
@pacmaninbw ^^^^
I was trying to customize it and the page is pretty much blank.
What do you mean?
I just ran a config on the base model, bumped the RAM up to 32GB, CPU maxed, 1TB SSD + Win 10 Pro, came out to $2,279 after the "discount".
possible answer invalidation by Greg Ames on question by Greg Ames: codereview.stackexchange.com/posts/229813/revisions
@DerKommissar Is this the page you are going to? lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-p/ThinkPad-P73/p/…
@pacmaninbw Yep, then "View or Customize"
3:40 PM
@DerKommissar Needed to change my browser display settings.
Q: An Update to our Community and an Apology

Sara ChippsFriends, Last week we made an important decision for our community. We removed a moderator for repeatedly violating our existing Code of Conduct and being unwilling to accept our CM’s repeated requests to change the behavior. We recognize it has caused concern in the community as a whole. We mad...

Q: Lazy Resource Loading class in C++

Cosmo FerritoRecently I was studying about the benefits and uses of std::optional in C++17 (Bartek's Blog) and there I saw a line that said "std::optional can be used for Lazy Loading of Resources" . Upon digging a little bit, I saw that C++ does not have native support for Lazy evaluation. So I just gave it ...

Q: Are there any risks of using function parameters for column names in prepared statement?

K. P.I hope the title makes sense, I wasn't sure how to ask it. So as we know, using PDO and prepared statement, binding a table or column using bindParam is not possible. So for this, I've figured out to use function parameters to do it by replacing the column names with the parameters, as shown in ...

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"repeatedly violating our existing Code of Conduct": citation needed. "CM’s repeated requests to change": citation needed. — Monica Cellio 3 mins ago
My thoughts exactly... ^^
@Kaz Holy jeez the entitlement of those comments
@adiga OP doesn't seem to be asking for a general code review, but rather for a specific outcome: get the same result by looping once using filter or similar function. — TylerH 33 secs ago
A: An Update to our Community and an Apology

Kaz "repeatedly violating our existing Code of Conduct": citation needed. "CM’s repeated requests to change": citation needed. – Monica Cellio

@Mast Maybe they heard you ^^
@Kaz Is that Meta different than Code Review Meta or SO Meta, I can't vote on any answers.
4:10 PM
@pacmaninbw Yep. It's SE Meta.
I have enough Rep to see the vote splits now.
@Kaz I don't think I'm ready to join that community yet.
Says it all really:
The number to beat for most-downvoted-ever:
Q: We're testing advertisements across the network

Juan MFor several years we've had advertising solely on technology-related sites. But many of our sites aren't about technology at all, so we haven't sold ads for them. Traditionally, that hasn't been a hardship since Stack Exchange sites have required only a small investment from the company to set up...

A certain previous question has around 1000 upvotes, and one comment that says "This should definitely be featured". That question was never featured. Now this question is at -65 votes at the moment, and this question is featured. I don't complain about this question being featured, but this question does not link back to the previous post that contains a lot of context - that, IMO, should have been featured. — Simon Forsberg 1 min ago
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I don't understand this post, as we say it is only throwing more and more sticks to the fire. Keep it like this and soon you'll get a Stick Overflow. — Charlie 8 mins ago
^^ stick overflow, lol
Totally respect this decision (and I'm glad I stepped down as a moderator on Code Review before all hell broke loose), but I have to ask about this: "They claim firing Monica was to keep Lavender users (specifically trans users) safe." - Do you have a citation on that? — Simon Forsberg 24 secs ago
I just had to ask ^^
@SimonForsberg make that -92
I'm honestly wondering if there's anything that Stack Exchange can do now to fix this mess.
4:30 PM
Free ponies for all?
I doubt that giving back Monica's diamond would fix everything.
Huh, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend" just got a new meaning.
Diamonds are a girl's best friend. You should have known better than to take @MonicaCellio's away from her. — Simon Forsberg 48 secs ago
Just had to.
Yeah, throw more salt in all the wounds, smart idea.
@DerKommissar Could I say it in another way?
Just trying to add some humor to it. Maybe not helping... I dunno.
@SimonForsberg Could, or should?
I think the question should be "does it even need said?"
But, I digress, your one comment won't really have much bearing on the massive dumpster fire this situation already is.
@DerKommissar That's comforting.... I guess.
In other news, I just declared a variable with the type ArrayList<LinkedList<Student>>
4:50 PM
That's unfortunate
I'm creating an example with bad code to help others practice code reviewing
@Kaz I think their only option left is to fire Sara.
Sara hasn't been there that long, has she?
Should make it easier, no?
Sure. That wasn't why I was asking though.
4:58 PM
@SimonForsberg If this is her, 1 year, 4 months.
As Director of Public Q&A.
-100 in 45 minutes. That has to be a record. — Solomonoff's Secret 30 mins ago
> I'm not convinced SO cares about the human cost of the debacle.
A: An Update to our Community and an Apology

HDE 226868About four seconds before this was post - literally, four seconds - I amended a Worldbuilding meta post I had written, to state specific concerns I had about the entire situation. Here's what I added: Now that it's been a few more days, and things have continued to snowball - about 35 moderat...

> I have taken a leave of absence effective today. This means Writing.SE has no active moderator.
A: An Update to our Community and an Apology

CynYour actions have harmed the Lavender Community here at SE. I have taken a leave of absence effective today. This means Writing.SE has no active moderator. As a queer user I used to feel safe here on SE. Monica's skillful and caring moderation was a large part of why. Now I don't. If you ...

@SimonForsberg That should raise red flags instantly after reading.
@SimonForsberg I'd upvote that, but I have a bit of an ammo problem this week.
I see SE has just published an "apology"
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Q: Dear StackExchange, I am very disappointed in you

NofPAKA: How to construct a strong opening line in a letter? In light of recent events I intended to write a simple letter of complaint to StackExchange. The obvious thing to do would be to write an opening with the fact such as It came to my knowledge that a long-standing member and moderator o...

@Mast it is challenging to see the words "I agree with" in that OP avatar in the small version
@Mast Love it
5:44 PM
I might get suspended in a minute, if you don't see me for a while, that'll be why.
And this question probably belongs on codereview.stackexchange.comIan Mercer 20 secs ago
@Kaz Good luck, you know how to reach us if you need anything.
perhaps this question should be moved to Code Review? — Peter 50 secs ago
@IanMercer is there a way to move the question there? Or do I have to create a separate question on codereview.stackexchange.com? — Ahmed Ashour 43 secs ago
Responding here as it is the top post. We aren't going to re-litigate the past. We can't share more details as they involve real people, both moderators and people that work here. What we can say now is that we will do better in the future. We'll be clarifying the CoC and putting out processes for how to remove moderators as well as one to appeal a removal ASAP. — Sara Chipps ♦ 5 mins ago
6:02 PM
@IanMercer in the current form, such a post would likely be considered not on-topic on code review and be closed because it is too hypothetical. "Details matter! In order to give good advice, we need to see real, concrete code, and understand the context in which the code is used. Generic code (such as code containing placeholders like foo, MyClass, or doSomething()) leaves too much to the imagination." — Sᴀᴍ Onᴇᴌᴀ 58 secs ago
@Mast @SimonForsberg @kaz @DerKommissar Should I post this answer?
The title of this question is

>An Update to our Community and an Apology

This question is definitely an update to the community, a rather thin update, but I don't see any part of it being an apology, so there is definitely a problem with the title. I do see that an employee of SE is defending their actions. I would definitely like to see an apology to the community as well.

I see many answers and comments that are requesting additional information as a justification for the termination of a popular moderator. Many people on SE may not realize this, but we have gotten all the information
@pacmaninbw Might as well.
Ah, you're still alive.
@pacmaninbw I don't see any harm in it.
The system is falling apart, yet we use it's own means to communicate with each other
This situation should never have occured.
We shouldn't have to fight for the rights of our fellow companions, against a platform, using the platform to argue for their rights, and chat in their platform.
In any case, none of this should be happening. The fact that SE even allowed such a discrepancy to occur is in of itself a crime, not to mention the fact that they've allowed such a negative environment to exist that their own Moderators and Community Managers are stepping down and being fired.
6:17 PM
@200_success If that person identifies themselves as a "her" rather than some other pronoun.
@FreezePhoenix CMs are stepping down?
We had a CM fired, iirc, and moderators stepping down
[Moderator, CM] and [Stepping down, Fired]
Apply descriptions to nouns in corresponding index
Anyways, the majority of these mods are not bad people. There is no reason for them to leave.
And that is all I wish to say.
@FreezePhoenix I hadn't heard about that.
It's a strike. It has nothing to do with the quality of the mods. It's an attempt to send a message to a company that doesn't listen.
@Zoethetransgirl I know, but in some cases, a mod may need to be removed for reasons that may be questionable quality. But there is nothing wrong with these mods.
The problem is that the userbase has no means to make the company listen
6:25 PM
@FreezePhoenix That's not always a bad thing...
Given how some of the user-base has responded, I wouldn't listen to them either.
Man I just got home and I have a LOT of reading to do.
TL;DR: crash and burn
Q: Code dealing with files and separate lines in them

MihirI have been using similar piece of code since a while. I have read some issues regarding treating mapped memory as a string. I am not sure about that though. So I just use strndup(3) to avoid it anyway. Wanted some reviews on this code: #include <sys/mman.h> #include <sys/stat.h> #include <unis...

@FreezePhoenix No, which is why 15 have stepped down (19 total, + 1 fired, and another 20 suspending activity)
6:36 PM
@FreezePhoenix Monica wasn't a CM
A: An Update to our Community and an Apology

I don't want to participateOnce again, several moderators and one in particular who confided in me were not happy with how Monica addressed them in Teacher's Lounge over a prolonged period of time. This was over the refusal to use the preferred pronoun of singular "they". One of the moderators at least stood down specifica...

@bruglesco Thanks for that.
@pacmaninbw shrug
Would it help?
SE has to remain silent. Can you imagine the backlash that the individual she is referring to would face if their name got leaked?
Posted already and Good Answer already.
6:52 PM
@FreezePhoenix CM? Did I miss something?
For those wondering, SE crashing down isn't exactly sudden. It was an accident waiting to happen.
For example, not this post from a couple months earlier:
Q: The Stack Overflow I wish to build and participate in is no longer supported

Makototl;dr: There is no tl;dr. If you don't wish to read the entire thing, then don't worry about it. I was hoping my month off would've cooled me off a bit or at least given me a different perspective on this whole matter. What I can definitively say is, at least it gave me that new perspective......

CM can also refer to Community Moderator btw (but usually doesn't)
I know what a CM is, which one left?
Note the date:
@Makoto TBH, I think that's exactly what SE wants. They secretly want us to stop moderating and start answering (vampire feeding). Quality isn't important anymore since all the valuable traffic-generating content has already been produced (IOW, content saturation). So at this stage, SE probably sees quality of new content as a worthwhile sacrifice to appease/feed the vampires and fix the site's public image. — Mysticial Jun 21 at 23:07
Well, people stopped moderating alright.
Also, if the code as-is works, this might be better suited for CodeReview (but again, I suspect that reviewing the whole repository is too broad...) — Turing85 33 secs ago
If I could see what is wrong, I would have no problems with putting more specific code here... Thanks for the CodeReview info. — Fernanda Guerra 41 secs ago
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Q: Simple Password Generator in JavaScript

Idiot let generatorButton = document.getElementById("generator"); generatorButton.addEventListener("click", () => { let passwordLength = 16; let characters = "ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789~!@#$%^&*()_"; let password = ""; for (i = 0;i < passwordLen...

Q: Generics and aggregated evaluation

pikauspI have a custom system for data validation; it handles anything from method parameters, return values, objects, etc. The core of this system is IValidationRule and its generic twin. There is a base class for actual implementations of validation rules (things like string length, database entity ex...

7:51 PM
@CaptainObvious that username seems like it might lead to unintentional insults by others...
@pacmaninbw What kind of fines and lawsuits would those be?
Oh right, it's the U.S. You can sue anyone for anything.
Feel free to post the answer btw.
8:20 PM
@bruglesco Also this:
A: An Update to our Community and an Apology

called2voyageI am loathe to post an answer here, because the community is especially charged right now. However, I feel I must speak out. Full Disclosure: I am trans. I'm not really open about this fact with SE, though I did recently out myself on Parenting. I have no idea about the details of the new CoC. ...

Q: It is with disappointment that I hereby resign as a moderator

rolflA moderator is a person trusted by both Stack Exchange, and the community as a whole, to objectively and fairly deal with the exceptions that may arise in the regular running of the site. We are trusted with access to private data, and have tools and resources that allow us to work beyond the r...

Q: Quick Sort Implementation with iterators

AyxanMost quicksort examples online use C-style arrays and indexes. I have written below quicksort implementation with STL style iterators. It looks fine to me, but I feel like I may be making more than necessary copies of iterators. I am open for any suggestions/improvements: #include <iostream> #in...

8:39 PM
@Feeds le sigh
so ... just to put down some ground rules:
No matter how justifiably upset y'all are, attacking Sara for this is not acceptable
I didn't think it needed to be said. You can call for her resignation, but I won't tolerate any employees, moderators or users being insulted in here.
It's official. Most downvoted post ever. In 5 hours flat:
Apologizing is hard
A: An Update to our Community and an Apology

Jarrod RobersonHere are the 12 most common non-apology apologies: Lets play non-apology bingo and see how many of these she was able to cross off in a single "apology". “I am sorry if . . .” This is a conditional apology. It falls short of a full apology by suggesting only that something might have happ...

@DerKommissar My comment has been removed, probably for the best. It was not my intention to throw any salt in the wounds.
8:56 PM
@SimonForsberg Apologizing to a group of entitled, spoiled people is hard.
Apologizing in general is not.
But, again, I digress.
@Kaz Thanks for sharing that.
@Mast none of the CMs left. People just keep thinking Monica was a CM, which she wasn't
also it's really not fun to come home after a whole day at social obligations (that were very enjoyable and included cake and coffee) and see everything burning :/
not that that wasn't the state of things the last few days in the first place
@FreezePhoenix There's a lot of situation that should never have occurred.
@FreezePhoenix @Zoethetransgirl CM usually means "Community Manager", which is not the same as a moderator. I used to be a moderator, not a CM.
@Zoethetransgirl Nice username :)
thanks ^^
I agree
9:10 PM
@SimonForsberg hence why I said "usually doesn't". Community Moderator pops up in other places and is used to refer to regular diamonds.
@Zoethetransgirl yea, the terminology is muddy there
I am the very model of a modern community moderator.
@Donald.McLean How so?
@SimonForsberg Don't start no crap there won't be no crap lmao
That's Don's model
9:13 PM
@SimonForsberg I was just misquoting the song. Attempted humor, if you will.
Q: Design feedback for code that reads/writes to bytes of an ascii-encoded hex string

Minh TranProblem Statement Given a string of ascii-encoded hex characters (hascii), design classes to parse all byte-fields given by a binary specification, cast bytes into suitable types for storage, and allow the user to write to a byte-field. For this purpose, I've created a simple binary specificatio...

@DerKommissar That
@CaptainObvious I sometimes forget that the main site just keeps churning forward and then a new question pops into chat.
@Donald.McLean Space hiring?
@DerKommissar There's a permanent page for that: stsci.edu/opportunities
9:17 PM
Huh, lots of openings
If only I wanted to move
We're still working on JWST and we just started getting funding for WFIRST.
I'm trying to find a new gig that has more hardware in it
And Hubble is still running.
Getting exhausted sitting on my rear all day long
How to get 200 rep points in a day, join SE Meta and post a semi-sane answer to a stupid question.
First time for my mortar board.
9:29 PM
@Donald.McLean What song?
@Donald.McLean I think the song is from a play or a movie.
"I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General" (often referred to as the "Major-General's Song" or "Modern Major-General's Song") is a patter song from Gilbert and Sullivan's 1879 comic opera The Pirates of Penzance. It is perhaps the most famous song in Gilbert and Sullivan's operas. Sung by Major General Stanley at his first entrance, towards the end of Act I, the character introduces himself by presenting his résumé and admitting to a few shortcomings. The song satirises the idea of the "modern" educated British Army officer of the latter 19th century. It is difficult to perform because of...
@bruglesco Thanks, I didn't remember the exact words so I couldn't Google it.
10:15 PM
Q: C Garbage Heap aka simplest memory management tool

sanyashThe idea is to init garbage heap in the beginning of main, use gmalloc, gcalloc and grealloc wrappers and free all allocated memory in the end of main. It helps to avoid memory leaks when writing programs for ejudge systems. Would like to hear general feedback on the idea and advices on how to im...

10:50 PM
I got pinged 7 times
11:13 PM
That is NOT ok
/me holds breath
Q: Using nullable properties in a base class for record selection in Table per Hierarchy - is there a better way?

Martin Hansen LennoxI want to be able to list every Transaction associated with a Client in date order. Transaction has 2 sub-types: PaymentTransaction and ChargeTransaction. The key difference between them is: PaymentTransaction should be associated directly with a Client. ChargeTransaction is associated with...

Is this whole thing about the fact that some moderators refused to use the appropriate pronoun towards a person?
Of course not. It's not that simple.
(it never is).
This seems to be what I'm getting from the meta posts.
11:17 PM
Firstly, you have to question whether this is actually true in a black/white form: "some moderators refused to use the appropriate pronoun towards a person?" (hint, it's very gray)
Ok, so a moderator was revoked abilities because SE thought they would abuse them, or misuse them, etc...
I don't think there was any indication they thought she would abuse her powers
(although their statement to the press indicated that she had repeatedly already done --so).
I'm reading this
I don't think rolfl can answer your questions Freeze. There is a lot he is not at liberty to discuss
11:22 PM
I'm not asking him to discuss. I know how much moderators cannot share.
I can confirm that I agree with Monica's update that this part is very significant in this case: "I pointed out that as a professional writer I, by training, write in a gender-neutral way specifically to avoid gender landmines, and sought clarification that this would continue to be ok."
I am not one of the victims, hence I cannot know my own status.
so just for the record I'm going to mention that if this was clear and easy, it wouldn't be such a damned mess
Exactly..... ^^^
11:24 PM
The Moderator info sharing policy is on a strict need-to-know basis. Only those whom the action was against, and who made the action may inquire, in addition to those above the moderator (not at same rank)
^^ (From what I have understood of interactions with mods)
yea, that's about right
See? They can't really confirm the policy because I don't need to know it! XD
It's always been the case that mods can't share private information that has not been shared by the individuals themselves.
Yeah. Another way of stating it is "The mod does not make decisions for those concerned."
Anyways, this discussion is hurting my mind (kinda giving me a headache).
11:27 PM
@rolfl We haven't interacted much but can I just say thank you for all of your time as a moderator
@bruglesco Thanks, I appreciate it. In this term I have definitely been on the "quiet side" of things, working more behind the scenes. But I really appreciate all feedback, especially good feedback!
I thank you too @Vogel612 and @SimonForsberg , I don't know @rolfl very well, but I do know @SᴀᴍOnᴇᴌᴀ, who I would also like to thank, and @200_success as well. (Sorry for mass mod ping)
Also I know this is a bit cliche
But please, I know some of you may be upset with Sara, but you have all heard the phrase "don't shoot the messenger"
Sort of sucks that my only interaction with you on the main site was to delete a post of yours, @FreezePhoenix ;-)
On Meta.SE?
I think he means CR.SE
11:31 PM
I've recently taken a new outlook on life.
Oh. So that's where that code I was very proud of went blinks thanks for linking me to it
I don't hate the moderators (Madara, that includes you) that had to act against me in my past. I recognize myself at fault for many of the things I did, and agree that they were just doing their job.

I hold nothing personal against them.
soo ... you might not be in the right room here...
'cause Madara isn't in here ...
Haha that's alright.
he/she was just checking to make sure we were awake - that's the excuse my 8th grade math teacher would have used
11:36 PM
Please, use whichever pronoun you feel fits with my name. I know that recent events have put you all on tip-toes, but I don't mind
maybe we should all just pretend (or not) to be robots
(Also, it was to the mods in general, but if Madara finds it, that's cool too)
Oh? What would that accomplish?
@FreezePhoenix Then we are all "it" rather than he, she or they.
Sometimes I wish I was less emotional
It definitely woulda been useful over this last week.
bruglesco, you could probably replace the first "I" with "humans in general", without anyone like lashing out
11:40 PM
bruglesco is intentionally not capitalized
K, noted
thank you
off to put the kids to bed bbl
Anyways, I've got games to play, in which I will attempt to make various iconic flags.
TTQW - ciao
11:53 PM
Another good catch. I think you could make a good living selling your services doing code reviews. ;-) But pedantically, int32_t is an optional type - int_least32_t and int_fast32_t are required types. — Andrew Henle 14 secs ago

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