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10:00 PM
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ what is db when it's not database?
 
@MᴀʀsUʟᴛᴏʀ ask @FryAmTheEggman
 
+ I've never heard of db as database before
 
Anonymous
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ decibels
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ DB = DEUTSCHE BAHN
 
Anonymous
10:00 PM
And even then it's dB
 
Anonymous
In theoretical computer science and formal language theory, a regular language (also called a rational language) is a formal language that can be expressed using a regular expression, in the strict sense of the latter notion used in theoretical computer science (as opposed to many regular expressions engines provided by modern programming languages, which are augmented with features that allow recognition of languages that cannot be expressed by a classic regular expression). Alternatively, a regular language can be defined as a language recognized by a finite automaton. The equivalence of regular...
 
Anonymous
Also Db = Dubnium (element 105) or D-flat
 
formally, html is context free but not regular
it can have arbitrary nesting which requires paren matching
 
Anonymous
Yep, so you'd need a PDA to parse HTML
 
10:06 PM
@flawr Noooooo stoooop....
 
Anonymous
Which I think regex with lookarounds is sufficient for, but I'm not 100%
 
10:19 PM
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Anonymous
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ +1 great for golfing
 
Chat mini challenge: Match valid Brainfuck code with a regex
 
Anonymous
@flawr It cannot be done
 
Regex, 2 bytes: .*. I define parsing as matching.
 
Anonymous
Unless you allow more powerful flavors with lookarounds and such
 
10:21 PM
@Mego Why can't it be done?
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ .* no code should still match
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Does it match ]?
 
Anonymous
@flawr Arbitrary nesting of [] means that BF is a context-free language like HTML
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Doesn't this not include newlines?
 
10:22 PM
@VTCAKAVSMoACE you seriously have a BF engine that allows arbitrary characters?
@flawr in my BF engine, this is valid.
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ ...all BF allows for arbitrary characters.
or, at least, it's supposed to.
 
@VTCAKAVSMoACE I made one that doesn't allow arbitrary characters.
Idk where it is tho
 
This is the same as the existing best Ruby answer. You can check the leaderboard, and it'll show you the shortest answer by language. — Morgan Thrapp 2 hours ago
 
Anonymous
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ The original BF implementation and most others treat characters not in .,+-<>[] as comments
 
> All characters other than ><+-.,[] should be considered comments and ignored.
 
10:24 PM
@VTCAKAVSMoACE seriously? who would want that?
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Anybody who adds comments in their code?
Also, the original implementation allowed for it.
 
@VTCAKAVSMoACE who wants comments in their code? :P
 
17 secs ago, by VTCAKAVSMoACE
Also, the original implementation allowed for it.
 
the original interpreter for insomnia was incorrect.
:o your net wide rep is 6868
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Yeah, I haven't been around for a while. :P
 
10:26 PM
@VTCAKAVSMoACE but 68 68
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Oh. Uh. Cool, I guess.
 
Any who.
 
- [x] some task
- [ ] ^ but working
Just found that in a task list I had
 
I've finished my Rummy library for Rummy Bot programs.
About to set up the KOTH in the sandbox.
 
10:30 PM
Just a quick question: is it fine to post a challenge that is easy for everyone, and then post a harder version of the same topic?
 
Anonymous
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Q: Having both an "easy" challenge and a "hard" challenge

Nathan MerrillI've been working on some upcoming challenges of mine, one of them a Traffic Light Simulator code-challenge, the other a Mafia king-of-the-hill. There are certain elements I can include that makes the challenge significantly harder. In my Traffic Light Simulator, I can either make the roads all...

 
My GF: "Things from other people's plates have less calories."
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Thanks @Mego!
 
Anonymous
Welcome
 
Anonymous
@flawr Is your name Joey, by any chance?
 
10:32 PM
@Mego Nope, why?
 
Anonymous
 
Is there a way to show the most upvoted comments?
 
@flawr You have to use SEDE; there's a query for that somewhere on there
 
@Doorknob Just found it
thanks
 
10:40 PM
SELECT postID [Post Link], Score, Text
FROM
    Comments
WHERE UserId = ##UserId##
AND Score > 0
ORDER BY Score Desc
 
Worst link ever
3
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Needs http://.
ninjago'd?
 
cool, escaping the [ and ] work
 
10:47 PM
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ How did you escape those?
 
cool, i used ```
 
[test\[ing\]asdf](google.com)
 
^ What I do in my spare time
 
you have spare time?
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10:49 PM
@flawr At least in the summer. I've been doing a lot of input-less driving recently, so, I've had to entertain myself.
 
what is input less driving?
 
Anonymous
@flawr Sitting in park
 
Anonymous
Either that or being a passenger
 
Anonymous
But the image of Vitsy sitting in a parked car, bored, for hours at a time entertains me
 
10:53 PM
@Mego Vitsy?
 
VTCalgfgftgsetu...
 
An actual dog?
 
He keeps it in a little handbag most of the time.
 
For a second there I thought VTC named an actual dog after Vitsy
 
Anonymous
10:55 PM
@MᴀʀsUʟᴛᴏʀ You've got it backwards.
 
An actual dog named VTC after Vitsy?
 
Anonymous
Obviously
 
@Doorknob oic it makes so much more sense now
 
no comments from VTC :P
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Third degree is a direct upgrade over stock + I'm worried it could be used on defense to sneeze on the medic. Danger Shield is OP as fuck. The Kunai's overheal is too much of health boost nowadays, I'm always wary about allowing items that give such a large health boost
Lemme see which snipers I banned
 
11:00 PM
all but heatmaker and stuck iirc
 
No I allowed the Bazaar
 
@quartata why? because it allows snipers to live through a headshot?
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Among other things yes
 
Anonymous
My roommate is pacing around our apartment, muttering things to himself. I should attach my phone to him so my Pokemon GO eggs can hatch.
8
 
@quartata like what?
 
11:01 PM
Sydney Sleeper is retarded. Machina is more or less a straight upgrade in these kind of situations. I'm not sure why I banned the Classic
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Makes it a pain in the ass for scouts trying to go for a backcap
 
@quartata an extra 25 damage to deal?
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ It provides bullet resistance in case you didn't know
 
@quartata sleeper got better after the update, can extinguish teammates
 
@Mego My dog is going to get really tired of walking around the lake near my house very soon, I'm sure.
 
@quartata oh, TIL. also 20% extra explosion damage.
 
11:03 PM
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Not very useful for 6s
 
woah auto TIO-execution works in comments
 
@quartata true.
 
Anonymous
@Geobits I don't have a dog, but the thought of strapping my phone to my cat has crossed my mind several times.
 
TIL
 
11:04 PM
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ To put it in perspective, a buffed sniper with the DDS needs 3 meatshots to be taken out as opposed to 2
 
@Geobits aren't you worried the dog will try to go in the lake?
 
That's a lot of meatshots
 
Anonymous
There's a lake/park near my apartment, but it's pretty remote, so I don't go out there often, or at night.
 
Anonymous
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Dogs can swim, usually.
 
11:05 PM
Why are people playing this Pokemon Go thing when you can play actual Pokemon
 
@Mego but the phone will get wet
^^
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ I think a wire got crossed somewhere. I walk my dog, on a leash, around the lake.
 
@Geobits oh. I thought he was walking by himself :P
 
@quartata I've beaten the actual Pokemon games several times over and have a full Pokedex.
 
@quartata then again, the sniper isn't exactly the scouts biggest fear. it's not exactly easy to headshot a scout
 
11:05 PM
@Geobits Then play comp Pokemon showdown
 
I can only battle randos so many times.
@quartata I've done that, but it gets old.
 
Smogon doubles?
 
Meh
 
Yeah OU gets boring but try UU or RU, that's pretty good
 
Most of the online battling I've seen is all cookie cutters, so it really does get old.
 
11:07 PM
Smogon divides it up into tiers of Pokemon
 
Anonymous
I mainly use Pokemon GO as motivation to go outside and get exercise
 
Anonymous
Also painting my town blue is nice
 
Yeah, and I've even thought about doing the tiny tier (whatever they call the lv5 capped one).
@Mego Ugh. My whole damn city seems to be red/yellow :(
 
@Geobits Little Cup? That's pretty fun actually
 
Anonymous
@Geobits The filthy reds just took over the closest gym to my apartment. I might have to go out later and enlighten them.
 
11:08 PM
@quartata It seemed like it would be, but I never got around to it.
 
Anonymous
Oh wow it's actually yellow now
 
@Mego I'm not in a position to stomp down most of the gyms around here yet :/
 
Anonymous
I would be in a position to take over the gyms if it wasn't for that stupid bug
 
I've been in a small town with like 8 stops over the weekend, so life was hard.
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ I'm surprised you didn't ask why I banned Pyrovision actually
 
11:10 PM
@quartata I assumed because it's annoying. Why?
 
I was expecting one of the TF2 regulars here to be salty about that
 
@Geobits :)
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ It's actually because Pyrovision hides certain props that are used to disguise sticky traps on certain maps
 
I finished Red and Yellow for GB without trading
 
@quartata whoa. TIL
 
11:10 PM
@Quill Very nice :)
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Yeah, that's why it's always been banned
 
@Mego Which bug? And are you blue too?
 
Anonymous
@Sherlock9 I'm blue (da ba dee da ba die). The bug is where you get the final defender down to 1 HP and then can't do any more damage, and eventually the app freezes up.
 
Well crap
I haven't tried taking over my nearest gym
 
Anonymous
11:16 PM
If it weren't for that bug, I'd control 4/6 of the nearby gyms
 
@Mego +1 for song reference
 
Anonymous
I mean, it's our team song :P
 
really? lol. I don't play the game
 
Hmm, I haven't had the bug hit me, but I've only tried a couple gyms so far. Most here are quite out of my league yet.
 
yellow team here ;-)
 
11:26 PM
The college part of town here is all yellowed out. Most of the rest is red.
 
flagged as offensive
 
ey that's pretty good
 
Ugh, the owner of a MC server I administrate on is refusing to ban a player for sexually harassing another admin and there's nothing I can do about it. ಠ_ಠ
 
11:31 PM
@VTCAKAVSMoACE Did he actually unban him or what?
 
@quartata Straight-up, more than a few times.
I banned the player three times, the girl that he harassed banned him twice, and various other operators have also banned him repeatedly.
 
Well he sounds like an asshat I would write a long post explaining the situation and get the hell out of that community
 
@quartata He's 14 and doesn't understand that it's wrong. We've explained it to him a lot and, frankly, if I leave, that server's gonna get worse.
 
I assume this is real life harassment
 
@VTCAKAVSMoACE Why care about the server? Is it an actual quality community that you've invested a lot of time into making better? It doesn't sound like it
If the owner isn't mature enough to help out in situations like this I don't think it's worth it
 
11:35 PM
@quartata I built that server from the ground up, and I built that website from the ground up, and I built the donation system from the ground up, and the owner just doesn't see that what he's doing is wrong.
sigh
I just feel like abandoning it will be abandoning the work that I've dedicated more than the server itself.
 
Why can't you make your own server if that's the issue?
 
@quartata No funds and no time to administrate it.
 
Surely if you threaten to leave you could get through to him
I'm assuming you've already given him the full explanation and all that
 
@quartata We've tried that, more than a few of the admins have already left.
I stuck around with hopes that he'd see the problem, but... if I leave, that server goes bye-bye.
 
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A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Rohan JhunjhunwalaLets Play Kick The Can! Kick the can is a children's game. Involving one defender, and multiple attacker. Today it is no longer such a game! Your job is to write a bot that plays it, to win, king-of-the-hill style! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kick_the_can There are some key differences in th...

 
11:45 PM
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Q: Find the paths!

DopappYou must write a program or function. The input is a 'map' of numbers. You can choose to take the map as either a string with new line characters (\n) or a 2D array of strings. All maps are 5 characters by 5 characters, and the characters are always either digits greater than 0 or spaces. H...

 
[7/12/16, 6:44:41 PM] VTCAKAVSMoACE: Let me put this another way: if we know about this and he does this again to another player and they press charges, we could be liable for neglect.
[7/12/16, 6:44:52 PM] VTCAKAVSMoACE: And when I say we, I mean the owner.
/me wipes his hands clean of this bull and walks away.
 

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