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6:00 AM
@ӍѲꝆΛҐӍΛПҒЦꝆ is PPCG better than Code Review?
@WotADong I agree. I was raised as a Bahá'í and taught that "The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens." I just don't think walls and uncompassionate rulers are the path to that.
@ӍѲꝆΛҐӍΛПҒЦꝆ Do you know how juic avocad?
@ӍѲꝆΛҐӍΛПҒЦꝆ are you going to run for president?
6:01 AM
@WotADong Oh yeah, I think so
@ӍѲꝆΛҐӍΛПҒЦꝆ Eigandi minn gerir mig sofa í skáp.
what does that even mean
Um what language
@ZachGates I'd say it is already. The users in this very chatroom are from around the world. And as internet access pervades the world, that sort of unity will only grow.
> My owner makes me sleep in the closet.
6:02 AM
@HelkaHomba Mmm, we shall see
@MarsUltor Something I've realized recently is that, while politics is really messy and sometimes yucky, it's also really important. And, in particular case, I had an opportunity to listen to people I don't agree with. As brilliantly articulated by Destin of Smarter Every Day, "Be respectful, and listen. It's that simple. But it's really, really hard."
@WotADong Btw, Teascript has a stack now?
@ӍѲꝆΛҐӍΛПҒЦꝆ not really, but that's the best way I could describe it
it has an "operator stack" which is what I meant
@El'endiaStarman Yeah, Destin can articulate (and I swear you have the exact same youtube subscriptions as me :P)
6:03 AM
So not a memory stack
@HelkaHomba hahaha :D
You just kind of tend to find other, similar YouTube channels via collaborations and the like...
Politics is neat and all but on the topic of code golf, Seriously now works in Python 3!
Boo code golf
@Mego Seriously?
does it still work in python 2?
@Mego \o/
6:07 AM
It looks like the Python 3 support is in its own branch
The master branch should still be Python 2
Next step: futurizeing it so that it will run under both
Q: How does one "get rekt"?

Alex A.I often see people write "get rekt" to someone when that person makes a mistake or when they beat the person to a goal. It's not immediately obvious what this is intended to mean. I assume "rekt" is Internet speak for "wrecked," but why should someone seek out being wrecked if they've lost at som...

^ Python 2
(From now on I'll just link that instead of saying "get rekt.")
Would y'all consider a newline-separated string to be array input in Retina?
@ӍѲꝆΛҐӍΛПҒЦꝆ I think it is
6:14 AM
^ I'm fascinated that was allowed on a fox website
> As an act of political theater, President Obama should pick Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Then the nation will find out if McConnell’s distaste for the president is so great that he is willing to obstruct his own nomination to punish Obama.
Goodnight everyone
Should I make my language error on operators that don't exist or just ignore them?
@HelkaHomba One that you might not have: Julia Galef. She posts videos mainly on psychology, logic, and probability.
@ZachGates G'night!
@WotADong Ignore, unless in debug mode
@HelkaHomba hahaha
6:16 AM
@MarsUltor It's not an esolang/golfing lang though
I actually laughed out loud at that.
Then error plus show detailed error info
@WotADong not an esolang? what is its aim/goal?
A: CSV for fun and profit (mostly neither)

ӍѲꝆΛҐӍΛПҒЦꝆRetina, 3 bytes ¶ , Try it online! Takes newline-separated list. If this isn't valid, here's another 6-byte solution that takes a more... conventional... format. ["{}] <empty> Try it online!

Anotha one
I'm still trying to find a DUP solution
@HelkaHomba I can't remember where I saw it, but I remember someone saying that they hope that if Bernie wins the nomination that his running mate will be Elizabeth Warren. Someone countered saying, "plot twist: he runs with Mitch McConnell. We knew Bernie was too good to be true."
6:23 AM
@El'endiaStarman I know ;P Just interesting that that demographic's unique point is being the least able to empathize (and I can empathize with that)
@HelkaHomba I had never heard of Bahá'í. I'm not a religious person myself but I really admire the social principles. Sounds like a very good influence growing up. :)
I know I've seen the name myself, but not often. It's quite small, comparatively.
In Tatarstan they have what they call the Temple of All Religions, where people of any faith can practice their faith in the same place.
I think that's a neat idea
6:48 AM
7:03 AM
Q: Symbolic Differentiation of Composed Functions

hYPotenuserSymbolic Differentiation 2: Back on the Chain Gang Task Write a program that takes in a certain sort of function from stdin and differentiates it with respect to x, using the chain rule.* The input function will be a string of the following form: "trig_1 trig_2 trig_3 ... x" where trig_n is ...

@AlexA. doggibalism
.... *caninabilism
well, hats off
@WotADong ?! Stop changing names!
7:07 AM
I almost have a Windows distribution of Seriously finished \o/
why a windows distribution?
also, .NET?
Because right now running Seriously on Windows is impossible without Cygwin
So I'm creating a distribution that does a very lightweight installation of Cygwin
That confuses me somewhat because Python is supposed to be very cross-platform.
Well, it's not impossible - the main issue is pyshoco, which has had issues being built on Windows platforms
7:13 AM
@Mego or MinGW. Use it to build a native application for Windows.
I have had to make a Python application run on both Windows and Macs, and it amounted to checking for the OS in two places, for an additional six lines of code or so.
Ahhh, so it's not exactly Seriously itself that's the problem, it's something that it uses.
Trying to get C extensions to play nice with MSVC is a nightmare
So instead, I'm making the only requirement be .NET 4.0, and make a minimal install that gets everything set up, hands-free
Actually... I'm not even gonna require .NET 4.0
7:17 AM
I'm gonna bootstrap it with Python :P
That first one is my favorite. :P
Also, Mego. Why do you use Cygwin? Native applications use MinGW. It doesn't need a trademark library.
@El'endiaStarman We have listened to it already.
Well, some of us.
When I read that part about how fast the water would be going, I literally went "HOLY MOLY".
7:24 AM
Feb 23 at 20:18, by El'endia Starman
@Mego Doesn't matter, I saw it for the first time today.
And my succeeding messages.
@El'endiaStarman That's why did I say "some of us".
Hi everyone :)
Does someone have some comments about this sandbox post before I post it?
A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

KatenkyoThe unholy numbers Tags: code-golfsequencenumber This challenged is highly inspired by what @Mego created with his Holy and Holier numbers, lots of thanks to him and his puns. Holy numbers are numbers composed of only the digits with holes, which are: 04689 Numbers with at least one unholy ...

Also, good new avatar @VoteToClose!
@Katenkyo So the unholiness of a digit is equal to 1 plus the distance from the nearest holy digit?
7:36 AM
@Mego I would say that it is strictly equal to the distance from the nearest holy digit, as being adjacent is a distance of 1 for me, but that's the spirit
Oh ok
Yeah adjacent being 1 makes more sense
I like it :)
I'm glad you do :D
I've been considering doing "The Holiest Numbers", which will involve unholy numbers getting some redemption
7:38 AM
But I'm gonna wait on that for a while, so that these challenges don't get overwhelming :P
You've started something big with these holy numbers ^^
Apparently :P
It was a fun, simple concept that's very easy to build upon
I've had a lot of fun doing these challenges ^^
7:41 AM
@El'endiaStarman have a gut feeling you might like it
@Mego what about holy letters?
Ras Ultrom
@MarsUltor I though of it too, and I think that would be exactly the same as holy number, just a bigger set
Moreover, the holy letters are only five : OPQDB
@zyabin101 ?
7:51 AM
Q: The Unholy numbers

KatenkyoThis challenged is highly inspired by what @Mego created with his Holy and Holier numbers, lots of thanks to him and his puns. Holy numbers are numbers composed of only the digits with holes, which are: 04689 Numbers with at least one unholy digit are considered unholy. Unholy digits are evil...

@VoteToClose Yes, CoolestVeto on PPCG has a wonderful avatar! Is that a beautiful image generator or something?
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Maybe.
or not may be
that is the question
@EasterlyIrk I meant that specific bitly URL.
8:07 AM
anyone here use LaTeX?
@MartinBüttner You can thank me for teaching him (and many others here) about that bitly URL :)
@randomra no that can't work. You cannot repeat an empty pattern arbitrarily often. The regex engine will short-circuit that once the minimum number of matches (or 1 whichever is more) to satisfy the quantifier had been found (this is actually necessary to prevent infinite loops in much simpler situations).
So you'll actually have to match a character with each pop, like (?=(?<-1>.)*) but of course that requires that there is a sufficient number of characters in the string.
@Mego well thanks then ;)
Q: Generate combinations with replacement

jimmy23013List all of the combinations with replacement (or combinations with repetition) of size k from a set of n elements. A combination with replacement is an unordered multiset that every element in it are also in the set of n elements. Note that: It is unordered. So a previously printed set with a...

I regret nothing
8:37 AM
@MartinBüttner How's Slack for you?
8:54 AM
@Sp3000 working?
Set Big O?! Rather STAHP changing your names!
@MartinBüttner Weird, doesn't seem to load for me. Will try again later
@zyabin101 but Big O is relevant to PPCG
9:18 AM
@MarsUltor It is relevant to algorithms.
PPCG is partly about algorithms
Man I really wish Cygwin installations were consistent... This installation I'm testing fails about 30% of the time for no reason whatsoever
@Mego Use MinGW. 1) You'll make a native application. 2) It'll work more of the time. 3) No libraries required (besides libraries relevant to Windows).
9:33 AM
@zyabin101 I specifically need Cygwin for this.
Specifically, I need the POSIX compatibility layer, which only Cygwin can provide
Then make Seriously apart from the POSIX compilance layer.
As the guys from Git for Windows did.
Or I could just make my life simpler and not target POSIX-incompatible platforms
This procedure is intended to be a quick-n-dirty way to get Seriously running under Windows
The primary issue is that MSVC is bad and doesn't support C99 features that shoco needs to compile
9:48 AM
@CoolestVeto WOW! You are now CoolestVeto! Now you made the world more beautiful by showing your wonderful avatar in chat!
Okay then.
@VoteToClose Mmmmm, lol, mmmmm, lol, mmmmm, lol.
Refresh the page. :P
9:50 AM
Heheheh. ;D
It should return in a few minutes.
@Sp3000 do you get the loading screen?
Nope :/
@Mego You make the world even more beautiful, by flipping, flopping and meaning VoteToClose's beautiful flower pics.
@Sp3000 any luck on mobile?
9:59 AM
Hmm I think it's my router - works fine on mobile if I turn off wifi
@MartinBüttner To answer your question: jelly.tryitonline.net/… ( is like "each")
Oh, it goes after the atom.
@Sp3000 Link?
I mean, to Martin's question.
@Sp3000 Two carrots refer to two messages above the carrots, so you carroted to my meaning.
10:04 AM
... I almost always use ^^ :/
@Maltysen Can't keep me out. mwahahaha
1 hour later…
11:09 AM
Thanks anonymous bold text
A riddle: I am the token that Marky loves. Who am I?
@MarsUltor Correct.
11:27 AM
A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

jimmy23013How many characters are there on the icon of a Stack Exchange site? Given the name of a Stack Exchange site which doesn't have their own design yet, decide how many ASCII characters (non-ASCII ones are counted separatedly) are there on their icons. Your code should distinguish these 4 cases: 1 ...

Wow. It's really quiet today.
@CoolestVeto Hey, you are still CoolestVeto! With the beautiful flower pic as the avatar! ^O^
@MarsUltor It's almost quiet.
@MarsUltor I know. Just ugh, though.
11:33 AM
@zyabin101 It's really quiet. How is it almost quiet?
The last thing on the main posts page was edited 42 minutes ago, by me.
@MarsUltor The graph shows the current hour a bit over the quietest hours, which will be the next hour and the second-previous hour.
@zyabin101 No, those are really really quiet.
Also, @MarsUltor, you are almost omnipresent.
@zyabin101 What do you mean?
11:40 AM
@MarsUltor You are in 11 rooms.
Some of them are not PPCG rooms.
*One of them
Also, fixed. Now I'm only in ten rooms.
@MarsUltor Let me guess... SOX?
Also, it's surprising how many people use punctuation in different chats.
Also, I think I want a bot, but I have no idea what purpose it could serve.
Make a chatbot like the others
@MarsUltor Let me teach you. Follow me to Beep Boop Maggot.
11:45 AM
@zyabin101 Done.
@Quill I don't want to create another Markov Chain bot though.
Make a bot that watches github repo activity
@Quill You can just add some feeds.
bots make it look so much better
But I can't host it 24/7.
11:49 AM
@MarsUltor ide.c9.io
I don't really have any way to pay though.
it's free
@Quill I don't have billing information.
it's free. there's no billing information needed
12:04 PM
@Quill ?
I need to sleep more
@Quill Well, I can't get it to work without billing information.
I just signed up with my github account and it worked fine
@Quill DigitalOcean?
Oh, I thought you meant cloud9
yeah, use cloud9
12:09 PM
@Quill But it's not 24/7
then you need to pay for it, I suppose
Digital Ocean costs, but it's not that expensive
Also, it's only 10pm. You really need to have saner sleeping hours.
@MarsUltor It's 15 hours in Russia. '_' I'm awake.
And apparently the earliest time I get a credit card is in three years.
Yeah, something like that. I missed the bus and had to walk to the next station ;-;
12:14 PM
Why did you need to walk to the next station?
Because otherwise I would've been late
Q: Getting really close to a Stack Overflow

MoartemGoal Write a program that gets as close to a Stack Overflow as possible and put out the remaining bytes before it would crash. The program should terminate without crashing and should have this behavior on a common platform (i.e. it runs on Linux but not on windows; or: it runs on machines with ...

It can't be that tiring though.
It's pretty hot in Australia, and it was like 2km, and I'm unfit, so :p
it is an excuse though :p
But. I'm ~83km away.
I have to walk home from school from the bus stop every weekday. :(
12:18 PM
wait what
@Quill According to Google.
you have to walk 83kms home every weekday?
No, I'm around 83km from where you are.
According to:
Feb 28 at 2:57, by Alex A.
Gold Coast, Australia
Oh, right, yeah
@Dennis the Newly Featured Questions feedbot isn't working.
12:29 PM
@zyabin101 By the way, 10 channels is nowhere close to omnipresent. I doubt it is more than half the number of channels on just this site.
@MarsUltor You replied to my issue.
@MarsUltor You use pings instead of replies.
@zyabin101 Fixed.
12:40 PM
@zyabin101 Well, that was easy.
@MarsUltor And the answer is? (ROT-13 it to prevent spoilers)
@zyabin101 Nqbor Flfgrzf Vapbecbengrq
If I remember correctly.
@MarsUltor Correct!
That's the page it goes to after the quiz.
Also, I really like the idea of this but I can't figure out which part handles the file transfer.
@MarsUltor DNKT!
I'll record you in my list of Software Erudits.
1. Mars Ultor - 1
12:51 PM
@zyabin101 ?
@zyabin101 Erudite?
Adjective: erudite ‎(comparative more erudite, superlative most erudite)
  1. Learned, scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books.
  2. 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter, Ch. XII:
  3. At all events, if it involved any secret information in regard to old Roger Chillingworth, it was in a tongue unknown to the erudite clergyman, and did but increase the bewilderment of his mind.
  4. 1913, Edith Wharton, The Custom of the Country, ch. 43:
  5. Elmer Moffatt had been magnificent, rolling out his alternating effects of humour and pathos, stirring his audience by moving references to the Blue and the Gray, convulsing them by a new version of Washington and the Cherry Tree . . ., dazzling them by his erudite allusions and apt quotations.
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Noun: erudite ‎(plural erudites)
  1. A learned or scholarly person.
  2. erudite f
  3. plural of erudita
Verb: erudite
  1. second-person plural present indicative of erudire
  2. second-person plural imperative of erudire
  3. feminine plural of erudito
Adverb: ērudītē (comparative ērudītius, superlative ērudītissimē)
  1. learnedly, with erudition
@MarsUltor Didn't know, thanks.
DN doesn't stand for didn't.
@MarsUltor It stands for did not. This and didn't are the same.
And DKT is for did know, thanks, after all...
1:08 PM
@zyabin101 What OS do you use?
@MarsUltor Microsoft Windows version 6.0 build 6000 by Microsoft, 2006.
FileInfo also has a free file viewer.
@zyabin101 Why?
@MarsUltor I like Windows pretty much.
What OS do you use?
Maybe make a straw poll?
1:12 PM
Ubuntu (as you can see from the launchpad link)
@MarsUltor ಠ_ಠ
@zyabin101 But isn't the Windows 10 upgrade free for Vista?
@MarsUltor Nope, only for Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 to 10.
Because it's a lot faster than Windows 10, especially on a craptop like mine.
@MarsUltor I use a special Internet USB modem program that's only supported on Linux.
1:15 PM
@zyabin101 I'll make a strawpoll tomorrow, when there is more activity
@MarsUltor Already done.
@zyabin101 Wait, what?
there's no other option
@Quill There shouldn't be one, because the big three are the only ones I know that have access to the Internet.
1:19 PM
@zyabin101 The big three?
@zyabin101 What?
@MarsUltor Windows, OS X, Linux.
@MarsUltor I mean, Windows.
@zyabin101 So you're saying Hurd/*nix doesn't have access to the internet?
@MarsUltor I don't have Internet hardware that supports Linux.
A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Stewie GriffinWrite a Morse Calculator Write a program or function that takes a mathematical expression in Morse code as input, and returns the solution. Valid operations are plus: + and minus: _ (underscore). You can assume you will only receive non-negative integer input, and that the result will be non-ne...

@zyabin101 I know. I have no idea why though...
1:21 PM
@zyabin101 The program won't work with Wine?
@MarsUltor I don't think so but I didn't check.
What program?
@zyabin101 ^
@MarsUltor It's for a Russian mobile operator. It supports home Internet.
Damnit, that means I can't Google it.
Why is it only for Windows?
I'm guessing that it's one of those USB dongles... They come with a Windows-specific driver and "utility", but that stuff isn't required at all on Linux.
1:29 PM
@MarsUltor I don't know. -._(ಠ͜ ಠ)_.-
@Dennis For some reason, USBs aren't detected on my laptop if I'm not connected to the internet though.
Doorknob there! Hide!
checks barrel no beer jumps in barrel
Flaming Keyboard! hides behind corner
@MarsUltor wat That's not supposed to happen...
@MarsUltor Sounds like you need a new computer
1:37 PM
@Dennis I know. I don't know if it is related to me skipping some packages at Ubuntu install time, but I don't think so.
Just install a decent distro. :P
@Dennis Like?
@zyabin101 I don't have Internet hardware that supports Linux is pretty far removed from the big three are the only ones I know that have access to the Internet.
Personally, I prefer openSUSE.
Debian or bust.
1:39 PM
So no Arch?
OS X or go home
@Quill How?
bus, train, car, take your pick
I am home
@Quill Not an option, as I did not buy my hardware for three times its street value.
1:40 PM
Same here
@Quill ?
@MarsUltor I really really liked the concept of arch. It's just a pain to get the system how you want it
@MarsUltor I like OS X
@NathanMerrill I don't mind that, I just can't get it to stop complaining about not enough space
1:44 PM
Hello Grace Note! (^O^)/
Also, I'm not sure I really want to switch distribution and reinstall everything.
heyo @Grace
Idea for a challenge: mark0.net/soft-trid-e.html
Identify a binary file and classify it into one of a few types (for example, images).
I have that :D
It looks like Linux also has filetype detection.
@MarsUltor TrID or challenge?
1:49 PM
How can you have a challenge?
@Quill I use an OS X theme, does that count?
@MarsUltor It'll be a about of (///whatever).
Holy tags, Batman
@Quill I'm zyabin101. ಠ͜ ಠ
@NathanMerrill I figured out the answer to the maximize affirmed majorities thing
1:52 PM
Yes, that one is a happy face of disapproval.
So, a ballot that doesn't rank all of the candidates, implicitly ranks the rest of the candidates underneath the ones listed,
blech, I don't like that
Which doesn't make complete sense in this context.
8 hours ago, by Upgoat
user image
1:54 PM
Nevertheless, you don't even really need the tiebreaker to be exact.
@MarsUltor And he runs it on a PC or a MAC?
anyways, I found a slightly similar problem:
A=B>C=D, D>A
Also, when Helka returns?
@zyabin101 ?
@NathanMerrill In that case, the second vote conflicts the first, and doesn't give any new information.
1:55 PM
@MarsUltor Does he run the OS X-themed Linux on a PC or a Mac?
That's me.
oooh, I think I understand
so, I take all of the "equalities"
1:57 PM
@NathanMerrill broke the sequence after 3 turns!
The next item in the sequence is ...
and for each set of equal values, I take the second vote and see if it can tiebreak them
@zyabin101 If I understand correctly, Quill has an actual Mac.
You take another random ballot and see how many equalities can be resolved.
1:59 PM
ok, so the only thing that I'm going to have to enforce is that every "ballot" includes every candidate
so, this tournament requires that games can handle every player

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