These are chat archives for typelevel/general

21st
Feb 2018
Adelbert Chang
@adelbertc
Feb 21 04:57
i assume the airport to land at for TLS/NEScala is Logan International?
Rob Norris
@tpolecat
Feb 21 04:59
That was my assumption.
Adelbert Chang
@adelbertc
Feb 21 05:00
(i know nothing of the east coast)
Greg Pfeil
@sellout
Feb 21 05:00
@adelbertc Yup.
Rob Norris
@tpolecat
Feb 21 05:01
I have spent some bad times at Logan. It seems to be the epicenter of everything getting totally fucked if the weather is bad anywhere on the east coast.
Adelbert Chang
@adelbertc
Feb 21 05:01
nice
confidence high
Rob Norris
@tpolecat
Feb 21 05:04
I get in at 4:44 on the 17th
An auspicious arrival time
Adelbert Chang
@adelbertc
Feb 21 05:06
especially if youre chinese
Rob Norris
@tpolecat
Feb 21 05:10
I took a semester of Chinese and discovered the size of my character FIFO
Greg Pfeil
@sellout
Feb 21 05:10
Wow … uh, flights don’t look cheap for this conference somehow …
I just bought a round-trip flight for next week that’s cheaper than these.
Like, less than half the price.
Adelbert Chang
@adelbertc
Feb 21 05:11
LOL
really? what prices are you seeing?
Greg Pfeil
@sellout
Feb 21 05:12
one at $343, then everything else is over $400.
I mean, it’s not out of my pocket, but still. Surprising.
Adelbert Chang
@adelbertc
Feb 21 05:12
thats round trip right
Greg Pfeil
@sellout
Feb 21 05:12
Yeah.
Adelbert Chang
@adelbertc
Feb 21 05:12
maybe ive been scammed the last couple years thats around what i expected haha
Greg Pfeil
@sellout
Feb 21 05:13
I probably wouldn’t flinch if I hadn’t just booked a round-trip to SF for <$200.
Rob Norris
@tpolecat
Feb 21 05:21
Is work not paying for you?
Greg Pfeil
@sellout
Feb 21 05:47
@tpolecat They are – was just surprised at the difference.
Adelbert Chang
@adelbertc
Feb 21 05:48
vancouver round trip i think was like $250. hotel on the other hand... was not
Rob Norris
@tpolecat
Feb 21 05:49
Hotels are getting to be a drag.
Seems like they’re going up faster than other things.
In other news we have a random snowstorm and the power is out. I’m squandering my battery telling you about it because this is the world we live in now.
Adelbert Chang
@adelbertc
Feb 21 05:53
dont forget to tweet it
Greg Pfeil
@sellout
Feb 21 06:04
I used to work across the street-ish from the Broad Institute. Back in my Lisp days.
Rob Norris
@tpolecat
Feb 21 06:20
Wow cool.
Justin du Coeur, AKA Mark Waks
@jducoeur
Feb 21 14:35
Prices to fly in and out of Logan vary wildly depending on where you are coming from, and which airline you're using; it's worth shopping around. (I mostly fly JetBlue and Southwest these days.) But keep in mind, we're getting close enough in that fares are going up rapidly.
Jose C
@jmcardon
Feb 21 14:50
speaking of which, what are the hotel options reasonable for NE scala?
Mark Tomko
@mtomko
Feb 21 15:19
The Broad has one hotel really close by, I think it's a Mariott.
Apart from that you may need to look further afield. Pay attention to where the Red Line (subway) runs and try to stay close to it.
The Broad is a very short walk from the Kendall Square stop.
Fabio Labella
@SystemFw
Feb 21 15:21
I got that one
Mark Tomko
@mtomko
Feb 21 15:21
If you can expense Airbnb, there are some options around but it's slightly tricky because the immediate vicinity isn't residential.
Justin du Coeur, AKA Mark Waks
@jducoeur
Feb 21 15:25
While I agree about the Red Line, keep in mind that we're in the middle of the city, so Lyft, Uber and suchlike work fine if your hotel isn't right by the subway.
(The only one moderately nearby that I've stayed at is the Hyatt Regency, which was home to the Arisia science fiction convention for a number of years. It's entirely decent, but a modest hike from the Broad.)
Justin du Coeur, AKA Mark Waks
@jducoeur
Feb 21 15:30
The three that are really close are the Marriott, Residence Inn, and The Kendall.
Long Cao
@longcao
Feb 21 18:43
walking in that part of Cambridge isn't bad at all, though for you non-northeasterners, March weather might be cold :P
I say this and I'm staring out the window at this sunny 70F weather in NYC...
Rob Norris
@tpolecat
Feb 21 18:51
Freak snowstorm here. It’s the end times. Might as well switch to Javascript.
Justin du Coeur, AKA Mark Waks
@jducoeur
Feb 21 18:58
70 here in Boston as well, but we're back to normal temps tomorrow. Mid-March is likely to be upper-40s / lower-50s (F), but that's easily +/- 20F. The only rule of Boston weather is that there are no rules...
Adelbert Chang
@adelbertc
Feb 21 19:51
whats the least terrible among delta, alaska airlines, jetblue, virgin america
@jducoeur any suggestions? ^
Justin du Coeur, AKA Mark Waks
@jducoeur
Feb 21 19:54
@adelbertc Virgin is by far my favorite when it's an option -- pretty much the only airline I like. I always fly it to Britain when I can. JetBlue is generally fine. I despise Delta with a burning passion (although at this point I probably dislike American even more). Haven't flown Alaskan.
Adelbert Chang
@adelbertc
Feb 21 19:54
i consistently hear negative things about Delta
Mark Tomko
@mtomko
Feb 21 19:55
I always fly Alaska from Seattle to Boston and don't generally hate them.
My choice is generally influenced by the availability of flights out of Seattle. JetBlue isn't bad for that trip, either.
Justin du Coeur, AKA Mark Waks
@jducoeur
Feb 21 19:56
At this point I'm mostly flying JetBlue, as the most affordable and not-awful option between Boston and SF.
Mark Tomko
@mtomko
Feb 21 19:57
Alaska has a small presence in Boston, which is good and bad. TSA lines don't get that long because you're not competing with lots of people for tons of gates, but there isn't much inside security
Rob Norris
@tpolecat
Feb 21 19:58
Alaska is great.
Fabio Labella
@SystemFw
Feb 21 19:59
Could anyone translate the temperatures to the system used in the civilised world? :trollface:
Adelbert Chang
@adelbertc
Feb 21 19:59
@SystemFw thems fightin words :P
you coming to TLS/NEScala?
Fabio Labella
@SystemFw
Feb 21 19:59
yes
I'm speaking at TLS
Adelbert Chang
@adelbertc
Feb 21 20:00
oh right!
Fabio Labella
@SystemFw
Feb 21 20:00
and therefore attending :P
Adelbert Chang
@adelbertc
Feb 21 20:00
sweet, will be great to finally meet you
Fabio Labella
@SystemFw
Feb 21 20:00
same!
Rob Norris
@tpolecat
Feb 21 20:00
Water probably won’t freeze and definitely won’t boil. That should be close enough.
Adelbert Chang
@adelbertc
Feb 21 20:01
rob's three temperatures: freezing, boiling, neither
apparently alaska airlines bought virgin
Mark Tomko
@mtomko
Feb 21 20:02
yes, I'm not sure how far the merger has gotten though
Lars Hupel
@larsrh
Feb 21 20:04
what is it with airline names in the US
why is Alaska flying between Boston and Seattle??
:stuck_out_tongue:
Emily Pillmore
@emilypi
Feb 21 20:04
The same reason Etihad is flying from LA to NYC
Ross A. Baker
@rossabaker
Feb 21 20:17
Virgin/Alaska canceled my last flight and didn't notify anyone on it. I found out on my way to the airport. They moved me from a (nice) Virgin plane to a (Wright Brothers Era) Alaska plane several hours later.
Long Cao
@longcao
Feb 21 22:54
if you're doing SFO <-> BOS, JetBlue runs a pretty good route
Rob Norris
@tpolecat
Feb 21 23:29
I read BOS as "Bryan O'Sullivan"
that's how nerdy i am
Fabio Labella
@SystemFw
Feb 21 23:40
: joy:
Justin du Coeur, AKA Mark Waks
@jducoeur
Feb 21 23:59
Agreed about JetBlue for the SFO <-> BOS route. They have lovely, well-outfitted A321s. (Someday I will splurge on the Mint seats -- basically first class, not something I had associated with JetBlue.)