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12:00 AM
> more cheaper
> Air HP can solve all energy problems of mankind.
Rather lofty claim.
check out their "approximate market value"
Oh I saw it.
one trillion dollars!
"How many zeros do you think we can tack onto this to make it seem impressive but not unreasonable?" "I don't know... 12?"
@AlexA. since you're in Washington, can you tell me something?
12:12 AM
does mt. Rainer and mt. St. Helens actually exist?
Mount Rainier (pronounced: /reɪˈnɪər/), Mount Tacoma, or Mount Tahoma is the highest mountain of the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, and the highest mountain in the state of Washington. It is a large active stratovolcano located 54 miles (87 km) south-southeast of Seattle. It is the most topographically prominent mountain in the contiguous United States and the Cascade Volcanic Arc, with a summit elevation of 14,411 ft (4,392 m). Mt. Rainier is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, and it is on the Decade Volcano list. Because of its large amount of glacial ice, Mt...
Mount St. Helens or Louwala-Clough (known as Lawetlat'la to the indigenous Cowlitz people, and Loowit to the Klickitat) is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is 96 miles (154 km) south of Seattle, Washington, and 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Portland, Oregon. Mount St. Helens takes its English name from the British diplomat Lord St Helens, a friend of explorer George Vancouver who made a survey of the area in the late 18th century. The volcano is located in the Cascade Range and is part of the Cascade Volcanic...
every time I've been over there, the locals claim its just behind these clouds that just so happened to roll in the day before.
"come back next month, it'll be clear then!"
They're not often visible unless it's a very clear day.
Mt. Rainier you can see from a distance; for example I was able to see it occasionally when I lived in Seattle. That's not the case with Mt. St. Helens AFAIK.
I think you have to be significantly closer to it to see it.
no, pretty sure I need to make a painful to look at website "exposing" this truth
12:15 AM
Better yet, patent the idea that they don't exist and try to sell your patent at auction.
oh right, the reason I showed up here in the first place
@trichoplax for your image rearranger (codegolf.stackexchange.com/a/35236/34315), I had passed it two images, one to rearrange and one for the key. The images were not the same size or area. I noticed that it does resize the key image to match the input image though. It had succeeded for some images but it has failed more often than not.
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1:32 AM
@minxomat Please don't approve edits which golf a submission.
Q: Is there a guideline telling users not to golf someone else's post in an edit?

mbomb007I really hate it when a user thinks it's okay to edit someone else's post to golf it. Is this included in the guidelines for suggesting edits at all? The post in question: http://codegolf.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/24657 Note that one user correctly rejected the edit, listing the ...

Q: Make a button-pressing game for arduino

Rice BallsAlright guys, in Java or any other language compatible with an Arduino, I need you to write a code that does this: you have a power source connected to 6 switches(or buttons, it doesn't matter which.) The buttons are connected to LEDs(like on a breadboard) and you have to make push the buttons in...

You people are fast.
> asked 9 mins ago
not really
Three close votes in 8 minutes on a low-traffic site is pretty fast to me. :P
1:48 AM
Does Puzzling get more traffic than we do?
Yeah, definitely
Looking at the two sites... I'm not so sure.
IIRC we were told once that Puzzling is actually pretty close to the requirements for graduation
glares at Puzzling
Well weren't we told that back in the code trolling days or am I imagining that?
Graduation was waaay different back then anyway.
(the whole concept of beta and graduated sites is slowly being revamped)
1:56 AM
Is there a list somewhere of the most recently graduated sites and when they did?
(or just a list of when their ui got updated)
Yes. (I have no idea where it is, but I know it exists somewhere because I've seen it before)
Somewhere on Anime Meta? I think
@NormalHuman or someone else from the Tavern could probably tell you.
Who is Normal Human?
that one guy who always changes his username. Pretty sure it's Normal Human right now, though :P
2:05 AM
Oh, you used @ so I thought you were addressing someone in here.
(He's really really knowledgeable about SE. He could probably give you the exact criteria for Community ♦ auto-deletion of posts without even having to look it up.)
Q: On JavaScript and ES6

SpeedyNinjaWe are 3/4 the way through 2015, as of last Thursday. 2015 was supposed to be the year of adoption for ES6, so today I prepose the full adoption of ES6 in Programming Puzzles and Code Golf. This means that all JavaScript answers are assumed to be ES6, not needing to be implied by the Submitter. E...

Uhhh. Maybe? Haha, I've entirely given up on keeping track of all his usernames
Well, he can have at most 12 a year, right?
I think Maria Tidal Tug taught us that much.
Q: Why do I need 10 reputation when I already have 100?

MehrdadWhy am should I be getting this error when I already have 100 reputation?

ugh that has got to be one of the most common dup targets on our meta
Thanks for lasering that out so fast.
2:28 AM
Found it
in Tavern on the Meta on Meta Stack Exchange Chat, 1 min ago, by Mice Elf
@Calvin'sHobbies http://normalhuman.github.io/timeline/
lol, he's @MiceElf now
That is lol
What does "last seen" actually correspond to?
Most recent login? Activity?
It seems that being pinged with an open chat tab counts, as no one has more than one minute elapsed in here.
I mean on the site. I actually didn't realize we had "seen" in chat.
@BrianTompsett-汤莱恩 Hello stranger who is always in this room!
2:39 AM
I actually saw him post an answer on PPCG once.
I can recognize everyone in the room right now except Brian
I was like, "Hey, I recognize that guy from chat!"
I recognize Brian because he's always in here.
Biding his time. Waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike.
What does 汤莱恩 mean?
translate: 汤莱恩
(from zh-CHS) Tang Laien
That, I guess ^
Try translating the output again.
2:42 AM
Actually that's what it's supposed to be
> Took me two years of work with a Chinese native speaker to get the right name in sound and in characters. "Tang" in close in pronunciation to the first Syllable of my family name. "Tom". "laien" sounds like "Brian" with a chinese accept. It also translates into a name on google translate, and the characters are the same as used by Cho EnLai a famous chinese leader, and hence would be auspicious
Quoth the Brian
Apparently he's also a celebrity:
> I was the first timelord and created the tardis.
And a professor.
Apparently the title "Eur Ing" comes from European Engineer.
Also I'm incredibly bored.
I just had an idea for a CnR:
Cops post a language, the byte count of an undisclosed program in that language, and the programs output.
Robbers must produce the same output in the same language, with an equal or inferior byte count.
You should put that puppy in the sandbox.
Oh, and congratulations to @me for hitting 100k rep network wide!
You could make an answer for this question by randomly banging the keyboard...not really a fan
2:58 AM
@feersum That may give a valid submission, but not necessarily a competitive one.
@Dennis You beat me by about 4k. ;) Congrats!
@Dennis go for it
do your dreams
do it
we dare you
Already opened the tab.
3:00 AM
Bar tab?
Meta tab.
You mean "meta space"
Outer space?
@Dennis Sounds interesting. I can imagine the top answer already though: You being really mean in CJam, with the output being some long string of numbers.
You would need to put some rather strong restrictions on what output can be and what functions can be used.
3:05 AM
@Sp3000 Haha. I have yet to participate in a challenge of my own (not counting the prime catalog, which had no winner). I wouldn't post a competitive answer to my own CnR.
I'm pretty close to posting an answer to my finite groups challenge though.
@PhiNotPi Yeah, hash functions and PRNGs could ruin this pretty quickly.
Based on my prior experience of you + CnRs, I highly doubt you could sit still and watch the action unfold :P
Believe me, I was dying to post an answer to this one:
Q: Cryptographic hash golf

Dennis This contest is over. Due to the nature of cops-and-robbers challenges, the cops challenge becomes a lot easier when the interest in the associated robbers challenge has diminished. Therefore, while you can still post hash functions, your answer will not get accepted or form part of the l...

@Dennis I'd love to see your answer to that! I worked on my own for quite some time but ended up giving up on it.
Oh, why not. I've posted that challenge two weeks ago.
I hope I got everything right. It's kinda hard to test stuff if you only have time for the first 4 test cases...
3:28 AM
Which is more massive? The worlds largest potato or the worlds largest onion?
No one?
If I had to guess, I'd say potato.
That one's not real
claiming that would just get you into a McCarthy style hearing from the Idaho Potato Commission
3:55 AM
well that joke fell flat, guess I'll show myself out
I just found out that there's 1MiB of unallocated space on my hard drive.
Is there anything interesting I can do with it?
4:11 AM
I just got the bronze code-golf tag.
I feel like I really should have gotten that sooner, if I had tried.
It seems a bit unfair that the tag badges don't take questions into account.
It makes sense on other SE sites, but here?
It only took 4 years.
4:22 AM
At that rate, you'll get silver in another 12. :P
I just got Minecraft on Linux!
@Dennis I just realised you accepted :) 12's definitely doable, but I feel like I'd really have to pick and choose for 13+...
Yeah, you still have a lot of bytes left. Are you still working on it?
Not currently - I don't really have any other good languages in mind atm
Finding languages which can be fit in yet expressive enough to do tasks in a short way's pretty hard :/
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5:36 AM
Q: WERTYU challenge

Glen OWithout using a hash table or equivalent, you are to encode a WERTYU string encoder/decoder. What is WERTYU? Simple - it's a cipher in which each letter or number is shifted right once on a standard QWERTY keyboard (provided below for reference, for those not using QWERTY keyboards), with wrappi...

@AlexA. I've posted my code and an overview of the idea behind it, but the explanation will have to wait until tomorrow. Here it is:
A: Counting groups of a given size

DennisCJam, 73 bytes 0ri:Re!Rm*{:Tz0=R,=[R,Te_]m!{~ff{T==}e_}/=&},{:T,e!{:PPff{T==P#}}%$}%Q|,+ The time complexity of the above code is worse than O(n!n). Input n=4 is already to much for the online interpreter. Using the Java interpreter, input n=5 could be possible, if you have enough RAM and pa...

(I golfed off 8 more bytes. I hope I didn't break anything in the process.)
Its been over a day now. Looks like Peter is dead after all!
6:00 AM
I almost golfed the word "incremented" in an answer: "+1'd". :P
A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Beta DecayFind our missing dead code-golf internet Challenge Peter Taylor is dead, and there's no doubt about it. In his memory, you must write a program which determines whether a given user is alive or dead. Further Information A user is dead if they are inactive for more than a day, any less then t...

I wanna get this posted ASAP, to prevent postiing after Peter's resurrection
@NewSandboxedPosts @BetaDecay .....are SEDE answers allowed? :P
@El'endiaStarman I would say yes but it seems like it would be an easy winner
Not necessarily...
SQL statements are fairly verbose.
On the other hand, if the libraries needed in most languages for scraping a web page are included, then yeah, SEDE would probably win.
6:13 AM
Mm. I wonder if SEDE has been used before for challenges
@BetaDecay This is (probably) the only mention on the whole site.
I was just looking through that
All mentions on the Meta site are using the SEDE for informative or investigative purposes, not in challenges.
Does it count as a language?
Well, the language is SQL and you could kinda consider the SEDE to be the interpreter.
Which would make it distinct, I think. SQL-SEDE, 80 bytes
6:19 AM
Well, there's only one way to find out if it's a valid language ;)
6:44 AM
@Dennis 13's looking doable now, but golfing is a pain :(
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7:44 AM
Chat challenge: How did I make this plot? It's a very well defined and regular operation. (I might be making a challenge about it tomorrow.)
Since I love how it looks like a skyline of temples
Kind of reminds me of this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blancmange_curve
What number is the dip between 600 and 700?
@Sp3000 (682, 682)
0b1010101010 hmm
Flip bits and reverse? Probably wrong
8:02 AM
Q: The Cake Cutting Contest

muddyfishIt's my 17th birthday and you're invited to my party! And as always at parties, there will be cake. One cake... And you need as much of it as possible. As this is a fair party, each of us will say how much of my cake we want and the person who said the smallest amount will get it. Then every...

Hmm flip-rev's actually pretty messy :P
May I ask what 511 maps to?
@Sp3000 to 511
@Calvin'sHobbies: Hello (Sorry for delay; timezone differences)
@BrianTompsett-汤莱恩 No problem :P
8:17 AM
I left it logged in in a tab that was on a minimised browser and just left it there! :-)
8:42 AM
@Calvin'sHobbies x^(x>>1)?
I get a slightly different plot for that, but it also looks pretty nice :)
i think i meant x^(x<<1)
Ditto - it doesn't quite match the two points I asked about (511, 511) and (682, 682)
maybe x|(x<<1)
the graph seems to hit the ceiling of each block a bunch
682 is '0b1010101010'
^^ x|(x<<1)
8:48 AM
that's a nice plot
They all look pretty nice :) Still trying to figure out how to get from 512 to what looks like 1024 or so though :/
perhaps (x>>1)|(x<<1)?
wait, nevermind, that's not consistent with the data points
Looks pretty similar to the plot above
Just for fun: x&(x<<1)
what are you using to plot these, by the way?
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
8:53 AM
i take it i'd need matlab installed?
No, just the Python library actually
I think it's called that because it's based off Matlab's plotting
does it seems to be true that f(x)|x==f(x)?
i.e. that f never any bit
Considering how f(x) seems to be >= x, probably...
maybe something like take x, cycle the bits by 2, then or the result to x?
Some numbers are a bit too low, like 640 (0b1010000000 | 0b0010100000 = 672)
9:07 AM
i see, we need pretty much every number to be raised
A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Liam NoronhaASCII Snake Description The goal of this challenge is to create a real time (non-buffered input) ASCII version of the popular game Snake . The board is 10 newlines by 32 spaces. The boundary consists of the " | " and " - " characters. The snake body is made of the "o" character. The snake h...

Apart from 682, all the others in that region seem to be above 800...
0b1100110011 = 819 maybe?
that does look like it
Let n be the longest consecutive run of either 1s or 0s in the binary representation of x. Then f(x) = "1"*n+"0"*n repeated until there are enough bits to match that of x
... or something? (e.g. 0b1100010 -> 0b1110001 with n = 3)
Seems to be almost right, but I think it's missing the tiny bumps in the details
9:54 AM
@xnor OP's clarified on uniqchars, I've deleted my comment
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11:33 AM
Q: How to count bytes in macro heavy languages (e.g. common-lisp)

SimI ran across this challenge. Which has this answer. (loop) which is cited as having 6 characters. My problem is that when using SBCL and emacs-slime. Doing a macro expansion C-x C-m leads to (BLOCK NIL (TAGBODY #:G890 (PROGN) (GO #:G890))) Which is significantly more than 6 characters. Now ...

12:12 PM
Q: Schedule wordpress posts on uploading images

Markossy MarkosI have the following code that works perfect on creating posts from images on uploading by meadia uploads, but I need to schedule this posts at a specific interval (30 minutes one new post): <?php $autopost_controler = get_theme_mod( 'auto_onoff' ); if( $autopost_controler != '' ) { switch (...

12:38 PM
Q: Implement the dog bash utility

Caridorcdog is a command-line utility that takes in an arbitrary number of arguments, the first of which is the text to be written and the others are arbitrarily many files. The dog utility will split the text in equal portions over these files. (If remainder arises, the last file shall get less text th...

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1:38 PM
Not sure if anyone has shared it yet, but gwern.net/Turing-complete has been updated last Friday.
The Pokemon Yellow paragraph reminds me of someone who make a full adder in Super Mario Maker (new MarioLANG using koopa shells as data bits anyone? :P)
Oh, they cited Programmers for the musical notation one
We should try proving Infinifactory TC ;)
1:55 PM
It seems... oddly doable, but I'm not sure what you'd try to reduce to
@TheNumberOne I didn't want to play this game: codegolf.stackexchange.com/a/59731/14215
@Dennis Feel free to post it if you want
@TheNumberOne I was just going to stay out of it. I don't like games where the only real strategy is to hope someone else lets you win.
@Sp3000 not entirely sure... maybe 2-tag systems or something... in any case, I'd represent bits by a 2x1 block's orientation. or maybe 3x1 to make wirecrossing easier if necessary.
I guess a good start might just be to figure out logic gates
2:10 PM
hm, possibly. those also depend on the representation of bits though
(block/no block, vs different block types, vs different block layouts, vs different block orientations)
come to think of, I don't think you can distinguish block types, so that one is out
I wonder if I can write a bot to purposely mess up the cake-cutting contest.
@Sp3000 I've hit the rep cap anyway. If nobody else beats me to it, I'll post it after midnight. It's all yours if you want it.
It's probably pretty easy, actually... bid the maximum up until the very last round when it's down to 2 players, then bid 0 and let the other guy win.
@PhiNotPi Sure. Write one that bids the whole cake until only two bots are remaining, then tanks the last round, bidding zero/one. The rest goes to the greedy bot who lasted that long.
2:20 PM
I think right now it should give Pig the win each time.
like, every time
It's especially bad because there doesn't seem to be a one-bot rule, so you could enter both sides to it.
Q: Crazy Librarian's Arithmetic Sequence of Primes

TimmyDWell, the librarian caught you cheating at your job by using your sorting algorithm, so now you're being punished. You've been ordered to create some code so the librarian can impress the object of their unrequited affection, the math teacher. So that's what "Other duties as assigned" means ... ...

public class FlamingChainsaw
    public static void main(String[]args)
Aaaaaaaand submit :)
2:29 PM
I'm considering actually posting it.
How would you implement floor-div with division, modulo, rounding, and maybe something else? (no floor/ceil)
I sort of accidentally started trying something out in scratch
How will you handle negative modulos?
Let me try
Not really needed though
By rounding, do you mean rounding to the nearest integer?
@Pietu1998 floor(x) == round(x-0.5)
2:32 PM
^ yes
@MartinBüttner Yeah, but that is awful to do in Scratch
@PhiNotPi You might as well post it. You mentioned it in the sandbox, so it's not like it's out of nowhere.
(a-a%b)/b is the first thing I thought of
Thanks. That's what I was looking for
A: The Cake Cutting Contest

PhiNotPiFlaming Chainsaw public class FlamingChainsaw { public static void main(String[]args) { if(args.length<4){return;} if(Integer.parseInt(args[3])<3){System.out.println(0);} else{System.out.println(args[1]);} } } Have you ever tried holding a cake-cutting conte...

2:47 PM
Of course, now someone can mess with that, by bidding total cake until three people left, then one under that. And it's turtles all the way down...
I like turtles.

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