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2:00 AM
help me I can't format
Escaping the dollar signs fixes it but the backslashes also show up
 
Simple solution: don't use Perl.
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(I kid.)
 
Anonymous
I don't.
 
^
 
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A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

quartataDND Level Tables In 3rd edition DND, there a lot of stats that you have to keep track for when you level up. Let's fix that by making some nice tables for them. Crash Course on 3rd edition DND 3rd edition DND is very complex since it does not have "classes" in the traditional sense of most RPG...

 
Anonymous
2:01 AM
Don't use Perl, don't use tabs, don't use drugs.
 
Tabs are good!
9
 
Nope
 
Anonymous
^
 
@Mego jeez not helpful
 
@AlexA. I don't use tabs
 
can you help me please
 
I'm serious.
 
Please help D:
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ No apostrophes
@quartata With what?
 
Anonymous
@quartata I don't know Perl and I don't know your problem
 
2:03 AM
Thanks
 
@AlexA. Getting the code to not look really funny
 
What @Mego said
 
cool i can make a tag of screaming
 
The dollar signs are screwing it up, and escaping them fixes it but keeps the slashes in
 
2:03 AM
i would suggest not worrying about it, it won't happen when the post gets put on main
 
Anonymous
@undergroundmonorail
 
That's weird, I don't see that problem.
 
@quartata As long as you know the code is right, don't worry about how it looks in the sandbox.
 
That's the max limit for chat messages.
 
2:04 AM
You can fix it if/when it goes to main.
 
How do I make a button :3 ?
 
@AlexA. Alright. It still looks strange...
 
If it isn't what you expect when it gets there
 
Hopefully it won't confuse people.
 
2:04 AM
@AlienG [tag:button]
 
More to the point, how's the challenge?
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Thanks.
 
Anonymous
@quartata Slap the code in a gist and add a link in the sandbox post if it bothers you that much
 
2:05 AM
@AlienG My pleasure ^_^
 
@quartata Idk, I was too distracted by the Perl
 
Anonymous
 
Anonymous
This is what we have become
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ American vs. English.
That's the mnemonic. :D
 
2:06 AM
I can cancel the stars on "Tabs are good!" It doesn't deserve them anyway.
 
@Mego You starred Doorknob's post? ಠ_ಠ
 
@El'endiaStarman XD THAT IS SO GOOD :D
 
Anonymous
@quartata I was promised cookies.
 
@quartata Everyone should have.
 
@AlexA. ಠ_ಠ Don't you dare.
 
2:07 AM
@quartata not starring it is star abuse
 
@AlexA. I have not
 
Doorknob's is now the most starred post in the entire network.
@quartata Fix it.
 
I thought there was one with 75?
 
@AlexA. nope
 
Anonymous
@AlexA. Yeah your 55 socks really helped get it there.
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2:07 AM
@El'endiaStarman Entire network == chat.stackexchange. SO chat is a separate chat network.
 
@AlexA. is wrong
 
The 75 was in an SO PHP room
 
how do you look at what has the most stars on the whole network?
 
2:09 AM
You don't. It looks at you.
 
Magic >_>
@Mego I don't have an odd number of socks.
 
@AlexA. You are a sock so that makes it 56
 
Anonymous
@AlexA. One got eaten by the dryer
 
@Mego There's nothing wrong with two of these things.
 
@Geobits Perl and tabs?
 
2:13 AM
Oh, I don't like Perl >_>
 
@Geobits Must be Perl and drugs because tabs cause cancer
 
Anonymous
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A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

MegoClock Hand Syzygy Given a positive integer n and a list of positive integer rotational periods for a number of clock hands (in seconds), output the smallest positive integer x where x seconds after starting the clock with all of the hands aligned, exactly n of the hands are aligned. You may assu...

 
@Geobits ..
 
Anonymous
Any more feedback?
 
@Geobits What's your real-time KOTH idea?
 
2:15 AM
@Mego Just needs a walkthrough of a specific example to be a bit clearer, I think
 
@PhiNotPi It's based on a popular web game (not saying exactly what yet). It needs a fast screen refresh, so I'll have to look at what you've done to see how feasible it is for this. Think players constantly moving in an arena, though.
 
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A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

quartataDND Level Tables In 3rd edition DND, there a lot of stats that you have to keep track for when you level up. Let's fix that by making some nice tables for them. Crash Course on 3rd edition DND 3rd edition DND is very complex since it does not have "classes" in the traditional sense of most RPG...

Feedback other than that Perl sucks and DND is weird please :3
 
@AlexA. Depends on the drug and the person, tbh. Some people can't handle them at all, but a blanket statement saying "drugs are bad, m'kay" is just as wrong.
 
2:18 AM
Yes. I prefer comforters.
 
@Geobits what no
 
Anonymous
@Sp3000 What kind of walkthrough?
 
Blasphemy
 
@Geobits lucky and ankn have been pretty clear about their opinion on bots ;)
 
Comforters are just a subclass of blankets anyways
 
2:19 AM
Let me get this straight: I use tabs. I also use spaces. @AlexA.
 
(if you don't know what this means i've guessed the wrong game, oh well)
 
Plus I mean, seriously?
 
Anonymous
@quartata ಠ_ಠ
 
@Geobits agar io?
 
@undergroundmonorail I don't know who those people are, but I'm not talking about botting a game, but writing a clone-ish version for a koth.
 
2:20 AM
yeah it was a joke
 
It's gotta be agar io.
 
they are developers of a popular web game that involves players moving around in an arena so i took a stab in the dark
 
@Mego Just like a "In example 2, clocks X, Y, Z would align after 9 seconds after doing x, y, z full rotations respectively"
That sort of thing
 
Anonymous
@Sp3000 OK can do
 
@quartata This sudden obsession people have with agar is odd. It's pretty much a remake of 150 games before it.
 
2:21 AM
@Geobits I know. I personally hate the game.
 
(also one or two slightly larger test cases might be good imo, but anyway...)
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Oh god, you mix the two? That's even worse!
 
But you said "popular web game" so I just took a guess
 
@AlexA. Nononoonono
 
@undergroundmonorail What game is this?
 
2:21 AM
@quartata tagpro
 
It's not necessarily popular now, I guess.
 
I use spaces on one project, tabs on another. @AlexA.
 
capture the flag game with balls
 
@quartata Why? It's kinda fun
 
2:22 AM
apparently you can buy skins now lmao
 
I'd like to clone Line Rider, too, tbh, but not for a challenge here. I just want to play it on my phone/tablet.
 
@undergroundmonorail Capture the balls
 
I forgot how much fun Line Rider was until I introduced my kid to it recently.
 
@AlexA. no you capture flags and play as balls
@Geobits i used to watch line rider videos on youtube like, all day
 
Ball the flag
 
2:22 AM
you got it buddy
 
yey
 
Anonymous
Ooh
 
Hmm. Agar's not a bad idea for a KotH, though :P
 
Anonymous
I just realized an example for this challenge
 
Anonymous
That completely breaks the least-LCM solution
 
2:25 AM
Hence, needs more test cases :P
e.g. 2, [2, 2, 2, 3, 3]
 
Anonymous
3, [2,2,6,7,11]
 
@Geobits Weird. First time I knew of a game like it.
 
Alex(3,4,5) = 5
Alex(x,y,3) = y/2
 
@Mego Isn't the smallest LCM of 3 of them 6?
 
Is that not 6 or am I missing something?
 
2:26 AM
Hey all!
 
Hiya @TanMath
 
Anonymous
@Geobits Yes, but they would be aligned after 3 seconds
 
Anonymous
More examples added, and I added explanations
 
Ah, I see.
 
Oh, so they don't have to align at the start?
 
Anonymous
2:27 AM
So it's a little bit trickier than choosing the n integers with the smallest LCM
 
If so you might want to word that clearer
 
Anonymous
@Sp3000 They are all aligned at the start, like it states in the question
 
@Sp3000 They align at the start. In three seconds, the 2s go around 1.5 times, and the 6 goes around .5, so they're aligned.
 
I mean, where they align the second time is in the same place as where they started
 
Anonymous
They end up aligned, but 180 degrees from the starting position
 
2:28 AM
Because that's the impression I had
 
Anonymous
It's not always that case
 
(hence the might-want-to-word-that-clearer)
If that's the case, wouldn't that make 2, [2, 2, 2, 3, 3] invalid input?
 
Anonymous
True
 
Anonymous
See why did you have to suggest that one
 
Well I misinterpreted your question differently, remember? :P
 
Anonymous
2:32 AM
Stop being wrong, you're making me wrong
 
Anonymous
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Don't you put that evil on me
 
@Mego Well I still think your second example is wrong - after 9s, 6 is on the opposite side :P
 
@TanMath Hey (Really Late)
 
Anonymous
2:36 AM
@Sp3000 Oops. Don't sandbox while sleepy
 
@AlienG hey!
 
2s and 3s are a blur >_>
 
@Mego Test case: 3, [4, 6, 8, 10, 16, 18, 30]
 
The second example aligns 3,4,6 at 12
 
Goodbye guys
 
2:39 AM
bye
 
Anonymous
@Geobits Fixed
 
i dropped this in a group chat with my friends because i like to start shit
 
@SuperJedi224 you are leaving?
Bye!
 
@undergroundmonorail that is your name? Scott McFarland?
 
2:41 AM
i've been outed
my darkest secret revealed :o
 
Why even bother? Spaces are clearly superior anyway. :P
 
flags as wrong
 
Anonymous
The debate between spaces and tabs is like a debate between a Harvard Law graduate and a toddler
 
hey you risky wombats
 
Anonymous
Hey phase
 
Anonymous
2:42 AM
I added an oyster egg to the Seriously IDE
 
@Mego flags as offensive
 
@Mego And we all know which side is the toddler, amirite?
 
Anonymous
You should check it out
 
Anonymous
@Geobits Both start with a t
 
Thirty-two?
 
2:42 AM
the only person who's online and cares at all said "as long as i can use my tab key to type it i don't care what characters actually get put in the file" and i think that's okay
 
@Mego wat?
 
not ideal, ideal is tabs
but it's okay
 
in Tavern on the Meta on Meta Stack Exchange Chat, 43 secs ago, by hichris123
Current hat pictures (directly from the JS): https://jsfiddle.net/7mscavq6/
 
Anonymous
@undergroundmonorail Those people are way too rational. You need better friends.
 
@Mego Don't sandbox at all :J
 
2:44 AM
I love how halfway through that fiddle the fiddle just says "Okay, no more colors. Screw this."
 
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Q: On the legality of a dubois challenge

sysreqSome people may be aware of DeCSS, a bit of C of which the MPAA (and the rest of the US gov't) are not very fond because it decrypts copy- and read-protected DVDs for playing on, say, linux machines where no such license is available. I had the idea for a code-golf challenge about "write the sho...

 
@Doorknob Legit
 
@phase do you do netplay? play melee with me
 
@phase Is that TNR? ಠ_ಠ
 
Anonymous
2:45 AM
@Calvin'sHobbies I'm not as good as you :P
 
Anonymous
@phase what have you done
 
@undergroundmonorail No, but I've got a homebrew Wii. I'll look into installing it later
 
@phase it's not wii homebrew it's dolphin
so you'd need a controller adapter :(
 
@Mego HTTPS certificate error with my Windows XP Chrome
 
@Rainbolt JSFiddle needs to get it's syntax parsing together. It doesn't realize that things like <input> don't need closing tags.
 
2:48 AM
@Geobits agar.io?
 
Anonymous
@phase Sounds like a personal problem
 
i think so far we know it's not agario, tagpro or line rider
 
@PhiNotPi I'm going to end up doing that just because it's the first one everybody guesses, aren't I?
 
it wasn't the first one i guessed!!
 
2:49 AM
LoL?
 
@Mego Another one for the road: 2, [12, 80, 180, 300]
 
it involves internet connectivity, has some kind of arena and movement
 
@undergroundmonorail You guessed something obscure in an obscure way :/
 
@Mego remove the s in the http bootswatch link and it should work
 
Anonymous
2:50 AM
@Sp3000 Should be 16 (eyeballing, don't have my solver script with me right now)
 
@Geobits in fairness if i had been correct it would have been so dope
 
I believe it's an error with chrome
 
@Geobits Russian roulette. (What are we guessing?)
 
I scrolled up too and could not figure it out
I guess Minecraft
 
@Calvin'sHobbies I think we've already had something similar to that. If not, we should have.
 
2:50 AM
what webgame geobits is going to make a koth out of
 
Well, the website does not currently have automatic screen refresh, but it does have a way to incorporate arbitrary JS.
 
Ah
 
Anonymous
@Sp3000 15, looks like
 
@Mego Unless I've done something wrong, should be 75 actually
 
it requires fast screen refresh and he said "think players in an arena"
 
2:51 AM
@PhiNotPi Arbitrary JS sounds like it might work.
 
it's not agar.io or tagpro or line rider (not that it would be line rider anyway)
 
Anonymous
@Sp3000 For 3, [4, 6, 8, 10, 16, 18, 30]?
 
Oh for that one, yes 15
The second one is 75
 
If I could think of a good way to koth-ize line rider, it would be that.
But then I'd have to do, like, physics.
 
I would have guessed agar.io simply because this was his FIRST KotH:
 
2:52 AM
that's a great point
 
He's already got predators eating birds. One step away from agar.io.
 
also wtf is pcg that looks so wrong
 
That was my first KotH ;)
 
e_e I have to install microsoft silverlight to use my school's recording software. fffffffuuuu
 
The way the site works is that there's two programs, one that is the controller, which runs completely in the background, writing to files, etc. Then, there's a second program which you write that takes the current data and outputs HTML/JS which is sent to the viewer.
 
2:53 AM
@Rainbolt What did they do to my music????
 
@Geobits They decided you stole it.
 
Well I did. Still :(
 
what music was it
 
Anonymous
@Sp3000 How do you get 15 and 75?
 
this music isn't bad though
 
2:54 AM
Wow, someone upvoted my comment on Meta like 2 seconds after I posted it. :P
 
@Geobits I'll be honest, I can't see any red or blue guys chasing around in that video. I'm colorblind, but I can see red just fine.
 
@Mego For each tick, get (tick/period) %1 for each hand, and see if you get n copies of any value (i.e. brute force)
 
The description of the video says that the two teams are red and blue
 
@undergroundmonorail It was originally Soul Coughing - Circles.
 
I'm blue green colorblind, so the fact that I can only see green kind of makes sense but where are the red guys?
 
2:56 AM
@Rainbolt I know. Youtube put it through a mangler when uploading :/ It looked much better originally.
You can barely see them here, but it still sucks.
 
@Geobits Tron would be neat
 
i'm red green colourblind so i didn't question it
:P
 
@Calvin'sHobbies FFA Tron or round robin 1v1? Both have their merits I think...
 
Either
FFA sounds more fun though
 
Anonymous
@Sp3000 Ahh, I see now. I stopped being lazy and got my script. Verification is so much simpler than solving it. I guess that's what you get when you come up with a variation on an NP-complete problem.
 
2:58 AM
:P
That's why I was trying to chuck hard-to-eyeball test cases at you :P
 
Hmm, King of the Walls is pretty much Tron.
I won that, so you'd think I'd have remembered it sooner.
 
Anonymous
Verification is easy. For each x in the list, push 360/x*n%360 (where n is the solution to verify), and count the number of equal values
 

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