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12:30 AM
Lots of Announcers recently. Has the badge changed?
@H.PWiz Looks like a bug to me.
@H.PWiz Has happened on other sites too, but at a different moment.
Q: What's going on with the Announcer badge?

AdámThe Announcer badge was recently awarded to a lot of users simultaneously, on several sites, e.g.: Stack Overflow at 2019-12-12 23:05:01Z Code Golf at 2019-12-12 23:55:12Z TeX at 2019-12-13 00:25:01Z

I was just about to ask the same thing
I just got 22 all at once o_O
Nov 24 at 4:37, by DJMcMayhem
My badge count represents the function f(x) = 19x^2 + 83x - 88
Already answered:
Q: Missing publicist badge?

aioobeI've had a link on my webpage to one of my StackOverflow answers for a long time now. For fun, I track it with Google Analytic events, so I know for sure that I've received more than 1000 clicks. Yet I haven't even gotten a booster badge for it. Here's a screenshot for the click events from Goog...

No longer true :'(
@DJMcMayhem If I vote to close my own question as a duplicate, shouldn't it close with that reason right away, without needing any further votes?
12:43 AM
@DJMcMayhem Why? Shouldn't I report that as a bug then?
1:23 AM
Wow, 42% of Announcer badges on Code-Golf were awarded just then
and I got none of them :(
@JoKing Do you ever share links?
err, not really
That'd explain it.
I did get one a while ago for a Hello World answer. Probably one of the Hexagony ones
@Adám Did I miss the APL event?
oh wait, that was last week
@JoKing No, I had to postpone it to next week. I was too busy teaching APL IRL.
1:34 AM
@Adám Cool, I should be there... except that I now notice that it is at 1:30 AM in my timezone
I guess i'll read the chats afterwards then
@JoKing Hm, yeah, it is kind of hard to find a time that works across the globe.
no worries, i'm used to it by this point
@JoKing This new series was actually asked for by a group of people in India, hence that specific time. However, I don't mind giving you separate 1:1 lessons if you want.
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3:45 AM
A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Shieru AsakotoHexagonify™ a String Block code-challengestringascii-art What is Hexagonification™? Hexagonification™ is a transformation that creates a hexagon with 3 copies of a rectangle block, each skewed to the right by 30 degrees and then rotated by 0, 120 and 240 degrees respectively, as shown in the fo...

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5:39 AM
Q: . Add the first row elements to the corresponding elements of the second row

raju rastogidef solution(N):---python N = int(input()) print(solution(N),end='')

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7:02 AM
Q: Add processing fees in COD in opencart

Webartrix S.I have built an e commerce website by using open cart, My online store name is trendy subscription box.website. I am using Cash - On - Delivery as a payment method. I want to add processing fees like 100 rs extra if some one place order using cash on delivery method. How i can modify the code ?

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8:35 AM
I wonder how I got the 'link visited by 300 IP addresses' and the 'link visited by 1000 IP addresses' badges in the same day from some old link.
@feersum Because there was a bug they fixed, and the recalculation caused badges that should already have been awarded to all be awarded at once.
I see
That's actually pretty weird that they have a database of which IP addresses visited every link.
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9:57 AM
I earned a hat for sleeping for 1000 years!
10:28 AM
Q: Give me the first day of next month

ToonAlfrinkSimple question! Given a string that contains a date in ISO8601 format, print the first of the next month in ISO8601 format. Example inputs: 2018-05-06 2019-12-20 Their respective outputs: 2018-06-01 2020-01-01 The rules: Imports are free and don't count towards your score. The date wil...

10:47 AM
@Dennis when is TIO gonna have quantum computing capabilities?
11:07 AM
Y'know, the best way to make an application platform independent is to make it a polyglot amongst different languages
E.g. A Swift/Kotlin polyglot for mobile
11:33 AM
It's not out of question that our own universe can't handle quantum computing. The most impressive practical demonstration of quantum entanglement was a 5-qubit chip by IMB, and it had a 5% error in the simplest case of measuring the two-qubit state after a single CNOT.
Yeah, even the letters M and B got flipped. That's what happens in quantum computing…
Nah, that's just normal multithreading
CMC: multithread output of a string such that it gets scrambled.
FR: rename quantum computing to multiversed programming to parallel multithreaded programming.
@Adám APL (Dyalog Unicode), 13 bytes: {⍞←⍵⊣⎕DL?0}&¨
11:50 AM
->s{s.chars{|c|Thread.new{sleep rand;print c}}}
Maybe good for Main?
How do you avoid print s.chars.shuffle.join solutions?
@JohnDvorak By specifying that the reordering has to happen due to multithreaded timing "issues".
that's unobservable
How was
Q: Wait a minute – in less than ten seconds

AdámTask Using any type of parallelisation, wait multiple periods, for a total sleep time of at least a minute (but less than a minute and a half). The program/function must terminate within 10 seconds and return (by any means and in any format) two values: the total elapsed time, and the total exe...

11:55 AM
It... wssn't, methinks
⍨ Feel free to downvote.
already did, as well as commented, back when it got posted
Oh, I see that now. Thank you for that.
12:32 PM
@JohnDvorak you can definitely make the OS sleep functions log their usage to observe a programs behavior. this case is a bit more unclear, but logging thread activity is still definitely very much possible.
1:28 PM
@NewMainPosts Retina 0.8.2, 33 bytes Try it online!
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3:37 PM
Q: java book ordering system

Sb Sohaicreate a book ordering system. Your book ordering system must include following function: 1. User must be able to enter book title (Set the limit of 100 for books. User press enter again for end of book) 2. User must be able to enter book price 3. User must be able to display all book 4. User...

3:58 PM
Q: Binary UNIX Epoch

donovankThe UNIX Epoch is generally represented in binary form, and many programmers enjoy seeing a bit, or series of bits, toggled on. Sadly, this can take a long time. In this challenge, design a program or function that takes an index, 0-31, and returns the number of seconds until that bit will be to...

4:44 PM
Unless it's already been asked, I think the above challenge was actually pretty good...
5:31 PM
:o I got publicist
I don't even remember sharing that answer, lol :)
I got a publicist too :)
I have two Publicist on Meta, just because I link I/O and Loopholes on every one of my challenges, lol.
Q: Can this knot be colored with 3 colors?

Wheat WizardIn this challenge you will be asked to take a knot and determine if it can be colored in a particular way. First we draw a diagram of the knot. We use the standard way of drawing knots where we put gaps in strands where they pass under each other. Here is an example of some knots drawn this wa...

6:10 PM
@dzaima I'm updating Plumber so that storage returns -1 when empty, instead of nothing
@RedwolfPrograms aw, that's cheating :p
but yeah, i understand the need for it - without it there's completely pointless initialization complexity that doesn't add anything to the language besides more difficulty golfing
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8:38 PM
A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

iPhoenixcode-golfcompression Introduction As programming languages reproduce are created, documentation is even more important for programmers. Your task is simple: output the esolangs.org documentation for your programming language. With wikis being wikis, languages are heavily penalized in this chal...

9:19 PM
A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

flawrIs it a Snake Cube? code-golfgeometrydecision-problem A snake cube is a quite popular wooden puzzle. There are usually 27 cubes threaded on an elastic string. Each cube has a hole that either goes straight through from one face to the opposite face, or that makes a 90° bend, that means it exits...

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10:43 PM
Thanks to whoever visited a whole bunch of links I shared forever ago... I just received 15 "Announcer" badges for various sites all in the same day.
@Adám None. There was a codegolf conference held a few years ago, wasn't there?

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