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Fixed a few issues and got the FB autopublish working again.

Thanks Alain.

53 replies
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    hovercraft says:

    Please pretty please can you give us an open thread. If you don’t, we’ll shit all over this one, because the one downstairs is infested. : )

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    Baud says:

    @hovercraft: The bottom two. Why can’t this be an open thread? There’s no ask in the post.

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    @Baud: it doesn’t SAY ‘open thread’, Baud!.

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    Spanky says:

    OK, I’ll dupe the comment from the tail of the last thread. Discuss ….

    Howzabout this from the WaPo?

    LONDON — Swedish prosecutors on Friday dropped their investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, closing a nearly seven-year legal saga that led the WikiLeaks founder to seek sanctuary at the Ecuadoran Embassy in London.

    But British police said that Assange still faces arrest for jumping bail if he walks out of diplomatic protection, which Assange claims is still needed to keep him from being extradited to the United States to face charges of disclosing confidential military and diplomatic documents.

    The Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a statement that Sweden’s director of public prosecution, Marianne Ny, “today decided to discontinue the investigation” into a rape claim against Assange.

    My favorite part where he channels Mussolini:

    The silver-haired activist made a rare appearance on the balcony of the embassy late Friday afternoon with a clenched fist in the air.

    “Today is an important victory,” he told the throng of journalists camped outside the embassy, a stone’s throw from the Harrods department store.


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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @hovercraft: @Baud: make it so

    we can’t wait for Cole to make a top down decision, we are the activist grass roots, and it is up to us to open this thread to jackals and directionless ramblers

    we are the ones we’ve been waiting for

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    Baud says:

    @Major Major Major Major: Right. I learned in the last thread about the importance of strictly following IT best practices.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    and it is up to us to open this thread to jackals and directionless ramblers

    I take offense to that last one, I am not directionless!

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    Baud says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: We need to fundamentally reform Balloon Juice.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Major Major Major Major: Use the raven rule.

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    TenguPhule says:

    ETA: Back to the Past.

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    Baud says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: We should fuck LBJ?

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    TenguPhule says:


    We need to fundamentally reform Balloon Juice.

    You can run on that platform in 2020.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: What is the “raven rule”?

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    @Baud: Otherwise we’ll sic trolls on you.
    @Omnes Omnibus: @Baud: Damn, I was just about to ask that same question.

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    hovercraft says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: @Baud:

    This is our revolution?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Baud: The other one.

    @Miss Bianca: “All threads are open.”

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Fuck LBJ?

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    Felonius Monk says:


    We need to fundamentally reform Balloon Juice.

    Now all we need is Wilmer to come over and show us how the revolution should be fought.

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    No, because it’s somehow Obama’s fault…

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    Baud says:

    @Felonius Monk: It’s perfect, since he’s not even a Juicer.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Cool. How you, btw? (since by the raven rule, this is now an open thread, I feel justified in asking). : )

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    germy says:

    What is FB Autopublish?

    Sounds unwholesome.

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    hovercraft says:

    @Miss Bianca:

    What is the “raven rule”?

    Fuck LBJ? That or show nice pictures?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Miss Bianca: Me fine. You?

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    TenguPhule says:

    When Donald Trump sits down for dinner in Saudi Arabia, caterers have ensured that his favorite meal – steak with a side of ketchup – will be offered alongside the traditional local cuisine.

    FFS. Is there no end to the shame he’s going to make this country feel?!

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @TenguPhule: Link?

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    Felonius Monk says:


    since he’s not even a Juicer.

    Exactly. But I’m sure he will tell us that we are not juicy enough or corporate juicers or some other purity crap.

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    Felonius Monk says:


    steak with a side of ketchup

    Camel steak?

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Fine, too. My hands are pretty much all healed up from injudicious honeybee installation, the weekend is almost upon us, and I sense a fine bottle of wine in the offing to accompany the evening meal. Life Is Good, as a certain stick figure likes to remind us.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Miss Bianca: I am planning buying a drink for my JD tonight, since it turns 21 today.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Felonius Monk: Well done filet mignon.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Major Major Major Major: Not to open up the can of worms that got flung over the last thread (honest!) but Just Curious: as an IT professional yourself, what is your take on the whole “BUT HER EMAIILLZZZ” thing? My take on it was that the private server may have been unorthodox, and not the optimum solution, but not the Big Stinking Deal that either the Republicans or the concern trolls were making it out to be. Am I wrong?

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Ha! What does your JD fancy by way of libation?

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Miss Bianca:

    but not the Big Stinking Deal that either the Republicans or the concern trolls were making it out to be. Am I wrong?

    No. You’re not wrong.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Miss Bianca: JD, of course.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Oh, ah! I’m more of a Knob Creek or Makers Mark girl, myself, but whatever floats your JD’s boat!

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Spanky: Its going to be a race between who gets to throw him off of a tall building. The NSA or the Russians.

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    @Miss Bianca: depends on who you ask. But my take is that the State regulations, in combination with the old authorized computer types etc., made modern office work essentially impossible. Hillary wanted to work in a 21st century manner, so she broke the rules in a nudge-wink-‘unauthorized’ way that shouldn’t have been a big deal. But Clinton rules.

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    Felonius Monk says:


    Well done filet mignon.

    That’s inedible. I remember reading about Henry Ford II some years back. When he wanted a hamburger the only thing the chef was allowed to use was ground filet mignon. The chef thought he was a shithead.

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    West of the Rockies (been a while) says:


    So this albino meal worm has lived in the embassy for seven years… does he pay rent? Does he do his own laundry? Is he just a friggin’ leach? What does Ecuador get out of it?

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    West of the Rockies (been a while) says:



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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Miss Bianca: I’m not M^4, but I have run enterprise-scale messaging platforms. You are not wrong. HRC’s setup was solid and conventional from what could be seen from the technical perspective. There is no evidence it was ever hacked. She went the route she did because DoS IT could not meet her stated requirements.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @West of the Rockies (been a while): The previous President of Ecuador, who was solidly anti-Yanqui, got an opportunity to stick his thumb in Obama’s eye. That’s pretty much it.

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    laura says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: I thought bar study was Thursday nights.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Felonius Monk:

    That’s inedible.

    That’s why he needs so much ketchup.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @laura: Hey, my degree only turns 21 once.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Gin & Tonic: @Major Major Major Major: thanks, guys – you more or less confirmed my gut feeling, but I really appreciate hearing it from people who actually know more about the subject than I do!

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    JCJ says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    I am planning buying a drink for my JD tonight, since it turns 21 today.

    Oh dear. I don’t want to know what you did when it reached the age of consent…

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    Mnemosyne says:

    Admittedly, this bout of the flu is making me crankier than usual, but I’m pretty pissed that a post about Anthony Weiner’s lack of dick control turned into 300+ comments about how his lack of dick control was all Hillary and Huma’s fault. Jesus fuck, I hate people sometimes.

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    Raoul says:

    After at least a year of not being bothered, autoplay video ads are now in the right hand column of the site again. Wasn’t happening even yesterday.

    I do not like this.

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    Another Scott says:

    @Raoul: uBlock Origin (and similar ad blockers for web browsers) let you turn off ads like that. (When it’s running, right click somewhere on the page, click “Block element”, then click on the thing you don’t want to see any more. It will create a “rule” that you can modify (e.g. use “*” to make it more general, etc.).)

    HTH a little.


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    Frank says:

    I don’t use Windows. I use a secure Operating System.

    I don’t have to worry about this stuff.

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