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11:03 PM
@Mego What's a syzygy? O_o
 
@Doorknob alignment of 3 planetary bodies I think
 
Anonymous
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Alignment of 3 or more bodies in orbit around a central body
 
Anonymous
In astronomy, a syzygy /ˈsɪzɨdʒi/ (from the Ancient Greek suzugos (σύζυγος) meaning, "yoked together") is a straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies in a gravitational system. The word is often used in reference to the Sun, Earth, and either the Moon or a planet, where the latter is in conjunction or opposition. Solar and lunar eclipses occur at times of syzygy, as do transits and occultations. The term is often applied when the Sun and Moon are in conjunction (new moon) or opposition (full moon). The word syzygy is often loosely used to describe interesting configurations of planets...
 
Interesting word...
 
Anonymous
Typically used for 3, but can mean more than 3
 
11:06 PM
The only word with three ys in it.
 
I killed at Scrabble with that word once
 
Anonymous
@AlexA. murderer
 
D:
I've been found out
 
polydactyly has 3 y's
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ hydrodynamically
 
11:07 PM
@Calvin'sHobbies *noun
 
polydactyly is a noun
 
Anonymous
Yarr, I be an idiot
 
no it's not
haha
 
no, polydactyly is the condition of having extra fingers
 
Anonymous
11:09 PM
Pianists hate him!
 
psychophysiology is a noun
 
Anonymous
Good luck fitting either of those on a Scrabble board more than ~7 rounds in though
 
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Q: Clock Hand Syzygy

MegoGiven 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. They do not have to be aligned ...

 
Anonymous
@NewMainPosts Hey that looks like a neat challenge
 
Anonymous
Be glad I didn't add a time requirement to it - that would've been really evil
 
11:27 PM
Anyone know Haskell?
I'm stupid and my thingy isn't working:
truth :: Integer -> Void;
truth 0 = putInt 0;
truth 1 = putInt 1; truth(1);
truth.hs:3:21: Parse error: naked expression at top level
:(
 
do
 
@Doorknob ?
 
you can't have expressions just sitting there
that's not how Haskell works
 
Right, but it's part of a function.
 
yes, but truth(1); can't just... be there
you could have something like:
 
11:29 PM
Oh, so I need braces or something?
 
main = do
    ... stuff ...
    truth(1);
 
Anonymous
nah your teeth are fine
 
or something
(my Haskell is really rusty)
 
@Doorknob gotcha, thanks
Not in scope Void? whaaatt
 
Anonymous
@Doorknob Is your Rust really Haskelly?
 
11:29 PM
Hm
 
@Mego of course
 
Why isn't my chemical formula answer not working?
 
Anonymous
Double negative, so it's working?
 
If it isn't not working, it must be working...
ninja'd
 
Anonymous
ninjo
 
11:32 PM
ninjificationitity
 
Anonymous
ninjyzygy
 
@TanMath You should delete it until it's fixed if it's not working
 
^
 
^
 
@Calvin'sHobbies maybe...
But why is it not working?
 
11:33 PM
An invalid answer that's just hanging out undeleted is worthy of a downvote.
 
i=input()
if i[1]=="H":print"2CH4 + 4O2 > 4H2O + 2CO2"
else:O=3*int(i[1:i.find('H')])+1;C=2*int(i[1:i.find('H')]);print"2"+i+" + "+str(O)+"O2"+" > "+i[3:]+"H2O"+ " + "+str(O)+"CO2"
It was a mobile problem
 
@TanMath ...+str(O)+"CO2"... ---> ...+str(C)+"CO2"...
?
Or no?
 
Anonymous
I'm going to once again emphasize the importance of testing your solutions before posting them
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^ @TanMath
 
11:39 PM
I'll emphasize the importance of the OP covering obscure test cases. leasons learned
 
Anonymous
Leasons? Lesions?
 
Sounds like the OP might need some kind of topical ointment
 
Lesb... never mind.
 
ಠ_ಠ
 
Legitimately saw it as that. XD
 
11:42 PM
Always nice to find stuff like this in one's code for homework:
/*
 * TODO:
 * Check whether variable logic is correct
 * Determine a satisfactory covariance structure
 * Everything else
 */
Basically, "TODO: Entire assignment"
 
@Mego I did, but I forgot about cases where H was above 9
 
HQ9+?
 
Anonymous
@VoteToClose ಠ_ಠ
 
Anonymous
@TanMath Sounds like you didn't test thoroughly, then, which is just as bad as not testing.
 
I CAN SEE DELETED ANSWERS ERMEHGERD.
My life is complete. sigh
 
Anonymous
11:47 PM
@VoteToClose Now go to the sandbox and be sad
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(~-.-)~ Let me have this happiness whilst it lasts.
 
^ a fellow dog
 
hey fellow wiggly wombats
 
@TheDoctor I voted for him for SO mod. Choice #3 I think.
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Q: Make Seeing Deleted Answers Optional

Calvin's HobbiesWhen Stack Exchange site users reach 10,000 reputation (or 2,000 for beta sites) they can view deleted posts. This can be very useful but deleted answers stay in their default ordering unless sorted by votes, so viewing a question with a lot of deleted answers can be cumbersome if you only want t...

 
11:50 PM
Undo is awesome
 
@VoteToClose yeah, but it shouldn't make any difference.. It would give the wrong result, but there is also an error
 
@AlexA. O_o that's my sandboxed question
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ What?
 
@AlexA. Look at the image.
 
Oh yeah, so it is
 
11:51 PM
So?
 
@Doorknob He's basically the co-"founder" of Charcoal HQ (which made Smokey, etc.), he's an awesome programmer (he's 14(?) and already mentoring at Google code-in and other awesome things), he came 4th(?) in last year's SO mod election, he's a mod on two sites already, he's active all over SE and chat and metas and everywhere, etc. etc.
 
Anonymous
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ You sandboxed a question? O_o
 
sandbox made me sad why you do dis @Mego (~-.-)~
 
Anonymous
@VoteToClose Welcome to our misery
 
@Mego That's pretty cold.
 
11:52 PM
Alas, I had to choose Madara as my first choice for this election. Undo's second, and I don't think I'm going to choose a third.
 
I've been sandboxing them for a while ;-;
 
@Doorknob WOW. That's awesome. :D
 
/me makes 48 down votes to not see deleted answers.
 
Anonymous
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Oh crap I can't read, I thought you were Calvin.
 
11:53 PM
Really?
 
Anonymous
Seriously.
 
@Doorknob Me: 1. Ed Cottrell, 2. josilber, 3. Undo
 
@Mego Dammit. You got the joke before I did. D:
 
josilber is neat. I would run into him a lot when I frequented the R tag on SO.
 
Anonymous
@VoteToClose Fastest punster in the west
 
11:54 PM
@AlexA. not Madara? D:
 
@Doorknob No idea who that person is
 
Anonymous
I'm not gonna vote in the election because I'm not active enough on SO to be a good judge of who would be a good mod
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So... who votes for moderators?
 
someone who needs to be a mod on SO once and for all
 
@Mego just look at the candidate score!
 
11:55 PM
he... okay, I probably shouldn't say this in a public chatroom. Come over to the sekrit room :P
 
Anonymous
@TanMath Bandwagoning is a poor way to choose mods
 
@Mego I know, it helps.m but I do read the descriptions...
Should I repost the code?
 
Anonymous
@TanMath Does it work?
 
Oh I will post it on SO since nobody can help here...
@Mego no... The program cannot even take an input now
 

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