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2:00 PM
ALL TRACKS WORN OUT - REQUESTING EMERGENCY MUSIC DROP
MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY
 
Wat
 
ಠ_ಠ
 
@TùxCräftîñg Are you sure? It seems like they would be rotten
 
2:02 PM
NEED NEW MUSIC... PREFERABLY INSTRUMENTAL
 
Type?
 
@DJMcMayhem they can be rotten, but rotten food dont give food poisoning
AFAIK & AFAICT
 
Sure, but it could make you puke
 
@betseg see link for examples of music
it's not very good
 
2:05 PM
@DJMcMayhem food rations are not always safe, no
but generally the effects are fine
 
huh i didnt know about this game mechanic
 
and fresh jackal is also fine
 
@TùxCräftîñg MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY
 
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ Kewl, thanks
 
ಠ_ಠ
 
2:06 PM
@TùxCräftîñg all food goes bad, but iirc k rations and food rations don't have that bad effects
just confusion for like 10 turns
@DJMcMayhem eat them both
 
Unless I'm stuffing my face full. Overeating is also bad right?
 
mayday mayday mayday music supplies have been burnt out... requesting emergency music supply drop. Over.
 
lol my code got rickrolled
 
Any CMC?
 
2:08 PM
@betseg Given a list of integers in descending order, output the standard code-golf strikethrough header.
e.g. [10, 7, 5, 4] --> # <s>10, 7, 5</s>, 4
The last comma can be before or after the </s>
@betseg Which one?
 
how to image processing in ruby?
 
@DJMcMayhem i;f(n,l)int*n;{printf("<s>");for(;i<l-1;printf("%d, ",n[i++]));printf("</s> %d",n[i]);}
Too long :/
 
2:31 PM
It's laughably simple in V. 10 bytes: v$2bS<s>i#
 
it's insanely hard without advanced regex magic in straw
 
@DJMcMayhem It's actually simple, but C's printing functions make it hard
 
Yeah, C sucks with strings
 
cout<<i; vs printf("%d",i);
 
2:46 PM
Is it a good idea to use antlr4 for esolangs?
I made a simple grammar but I know it'll mess up the keywords (any one-character) and variable names (lots of characters)
 
@Midnightas it's like using a bazooka to kill a fly
 
alright then
 
@DJMcMayhem Question was already answered but just to put in perspective non corpse people food is usually called "permafood." It should never kill you
 
Is it legal in the Nineteenth Byte to "something"-roll?
 
2:51 PM
for hells sake you got me there xD
 
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
 
people are cool
 
@quartata OK, thanks. Hey BTW, I tried installing CG last night, but apparently windows hates python-pcre (it failed to build). :(
I'll try it again on Linux
 
Hrm.
 
»  curl bit.ly/1id0Osw
<html>
<head><title>Bitly</title></head>
<body><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65I0HNvTDH4">moved here</a></body>
</html>
rickroll (probably) spotted
 
2:53 PM
aww
 
Yeah, it said it was missing a header file
I think it was pcre.h but I could be wrong
 
if you add a + at the end of a bit.ly link it'll give you the analytics
 
Do you know if pcre is open source? I might try to patch it, or at the very least submit an issue
 
@DJMcMayhem PCRE? svn://vcs.exim.org/pcre2/code/trunk pcre
 
Nvmd, I just found the github
 
2:58 PM
Dammit one of my RL friends is going to reach the Sanctum soon. If he ascends I'm going to lose a 4 year old bet
 
Oh. I have to download PCRE, and the python library, haha
 
@DJMcMayhem Where?
 
Now would probably be a good time for me to try a last minute dig for victory haha
 
That's not PCRE. That's the Python bindings. PCRE is at the above SVN trunk.
 
3:00 PM
@quartata how long does an average run last for you?
@mınxomaτ Yeah, I just figured that out
 
@DJMcMayhem Yeah you need the PCRE header files
 
@DJMcMayhem I usually make it to 13-15 before getting hideous RNG
I have made it below the castle once
 
Sorry, I meant in minutes. Wait, how many levels are there?
 
In minutes? Wouldn't know since I usually save
This run is actually 2 years old: he found the save for it on another computer
@DJMcMayhem Depends. Usually 50 levels
 
3:04 PM
OK, I'm gonna go try CG again.
There's a CG room, right?
 
It's frozen
 
Any mods present?
 
no
 
@Doorknob That's a relief.
 
ok
 
3:05 PM
Mods ruin all the fun. :P
 
@DJMcMayhem Yeah, totally. Mods are the worst.
7
@quartata Link?
 
You heard it. If a mod said it, it must be true.
 
aww, @flawr what you said reminded me of what happened at 4chan like 5 years ago
 
To the room? I'm on mobile so I can't get it. It should be on my chat profile though
 
@Midnightas it seems their mods are still asleep
 
3:06 PM
lol
 

 Cinnamon Gum

Discussion for the experimental text-processing golfing langua...
 
Oh haha, I was wondering why it didn't onebox
 
Hmm... Where does pip look for include files? I need to copy pcre over somewhere
 
3:15 PM
Just pip install pcre :P
 
I don't think that will work...
Gah, it's not worth it. I'm just gonna use linux instead
 
CMC: Replace h in input with ck, and H with CK.
 
Shoot, that should be 5 bytes in V, but I forgot to add a feature...
 
Next on my badge tracker, is cough cough
 
@DJMcMayhem you mean where are the modules stored?
or this
21
Q: python pip specify a library directory and an include directory

CricriI am using pip and trying to install a python module called pyodbc which has some dependencies on non-python libraries like unixodbc-dev, unixodbc-bin, unixodbc. I cannot install these dependencies system wide at the moment, as I am only playing, so I have installed them in a non-standard locatio...

 
3:21 PM
I have to ask positively voted questions on five seperate days, and keep a positive question record.
Which I don't have XP
 
Which one are you missing?
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ nvmd, I gave up
 
But also, I earned ! ;D
And finally, I accepted the answer to "Output an upside down tent".
@TùxCräftîñg want a new level from me? ;3
 
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ y not
 
@El'endiaStarman Does TNBDE parse new parts of the transcript automagically? Or does it only go up to August or whatever
 
3:27 PM
@quartata It uses a cron job to parse new parts of the transcript automagically.
 
@HelkaHomba Hey, I loved the last MMC (minecraft mini challenge). Not the triangular numbers, but the one with f(n) = f(n - 1) * 2 + 3^n. Mind if I steal that for a challenge?
 
@zyabin101 and you know this because...?
 
Aug 2 at 11:19, by mınxomaτ
@zyabin101 Why do you always answer for other people.
Aug 2 at 11:41, by zyabin101
@mınxomaτ ಠ_ಠ I don't.
So much for that.
 
I really don't. ಠ_ಠ
 
3:30 PM
I mean El'endia probably mentioned it before and I didn't notice
but I would have liked his confirmation
 
@zyabin101 You just did.
 
if only as link to a prior message
@zyabin101 ??
 
@zyabin101 Who else to "blame" for what you say?
 
If you're not certain I just don't know why you would reply. I wasn't asking you or expecting you to have the answer
 
3:37 PM
I just know. ;)
 
That's not a valid reason for anything.
 

 Game of Life and Life-like automata

Discussion for the Game of Life and Life-like automata, which ...
iz frozen ;_;
 
@Doorknob bust out the mod hair dryer
 
3:51 PM
@quartata Zyabin is right this time; I did set up a cronjob for it. You can check by fetching the most recent 10 messages and looking at their datetimes.
 
Nice, now say that to minxomat. >:D
 
> is right this time
was zyabin not right the other times? D:
 
@zyabin101 minxomat still has a very valid point that you should probably not answer for other people.
 
I was right some times.
@TùxCräftîñg How's my new level? :3
 
idk u no linked me ah i hadnt seen the link
 
4:05 PM
0
Q: Hangman solver algorithm (in c++) (Prize assured to best code)

Aditya JainGiven the attached 50,000 words dictionary, write a program that can play hangman by choosing a letter based on the current state of the board. A board would initially have a series of blanks, each representing one letter in the word. As letters are guessed, all spaces in the word that match th...

 
does that count as spam?
 
dont look like spam
 
There was some stuff on SO meta about paid stuff wasn't there about it not being allowed?
 
-47
Q: Offering actual money as a bounty?

Elias ZamariaI have an idea for dealing with a question you badly want to be answered, which no one will answer, even after you've offered a large bounty: cash. Users can offer cash, and whoever has the accepted answer can be paid, possibly via PayPal. Does this sound like a good idea?

-6
Q: Is it alright to pay real money for useful help?

Bill Compton Possible Duplicate: Offering actual money as a bounty? I'm really stuck. My post here isn't getting any help yet. I'd be thrilled to pay a few bucks for a solution. I'm thinking of posting the following. But before I do, this seems like a good place to check first to see if something l...

 
> We will contact you by email if you win :)
Hmm
 
4:10 PM
> -47
 
Yeah, it seems kinda shady
 
seems legit
 
@TùxCräftîñg Now did you see the link? :3
 
Legit %144
 
4:11 PM
Well if you deposited it in a bitcoin account under the governance of a third-party/automated script
 
i finished the level
 
Do you like it? :3
 
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ your levels are a bit boring
 
Don't worry, I'll introduce some interesting parts soon :3
Next level: Magic walls parsing the stones and returning emeralds :D
 
To be honest, I don't think the site-wide reasoning against monetary prizes applies to PPCG. The main reasons against it are 1) decreased quality of answers as everyone attempts to throw their hat into the ring (which is the opposite of what would happen here given an objective competition). 2) paying people to do your work for you (we typically don't like that /close those questions anyway).
That being said, that recent question is uber-sketch and should be closed regardless.
 
4:21 PM
And deleted
 
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A: The community is against cash prizes, but should that be advice or a rule?

DoorknobMy view, as a regular user and not as a moderator, is that there's really no way to consistently enforce this. There is no way to prevent a user from, say, emailing the winner of the challenge to offer a prize. So, the question we should really be asking is: Should we allow users to publicly adv...

 
This is how I explain computer problems to my cat. My cat usually seems happier than me.
4
 
halp how to drop dynamite in R'n'D
 
@DJMcMayhem Did you get it working?
 
@quartata No, I decided to eat breakfast and sit on the couch sipping coffee instead.
Saturdays are the best
 
4:32 PM
@TùxCräftîñg Right Ctrl.
 
That's probably what I should do instead of wrestling with Tensorflow
Carry on
 
Gladly. XD
 
A tape-assisted speed run of my first level nets 535 points.
 
I think you mean tool assisted
 
Nope, tape-assisted, with the 1-step advance feature of the tape.
 
4:35 PM
> CONWAY'S WALL OF LIFE
>:D
 
Where is that level? :3
@TùxCräftîñg Where's that level?
 
omg i finished it \o/
 
Which level? :D
 
> CONWAY'S WAY OF LIFE
 
wait creating a gh repo for it
 
4:38 PM
every step is governed by his principles and rules
 
Ah k. :3
But still, I'll try to tape-assisted speed run it. :3
 
in step-by-step it's easy
 
50 seconds after start, got BUMMER'd by a Pac-Man. Nice one. :I
 
4:50 PM
Soon, I'll make the next level.
 
5:11 PM
Finished and published the next level, @TùxCräftîñg :D
 
halp is it possible to godmode to test a level?
 
i don't know -._(._.)_.-
 
becuz my level is stupidly hard
 
@TùxCräftîñg perhaps thats a sign that no one would be able to solve the level anyway lol
 
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
my level: 2 GOL doors, a robot, a ameoba room with a key, a locked door, a door with a lot of bugs and a key, a locked door and the exit \o/
 
5:22 PM
pls halp what to put in other boxes
 
Do you have a login system?
 
oh, no
I might add a "Share" button to share your project in the top right corner
 
And also add a "Back" button in the same corner, to... well, you know what.
 
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Q: Hangman solver algorithm

Aditya JainPlease do not delete this without reading it completely. Put it in unclear if there are some questions. I will respond immediately. Given the attached 50,000 words dictionary, write a program that can play hangman by choosing a letter based on the current state of the board. A board would initia...

 
5:25 PM
@zyabin101 no not really :|
any mods in here rn?
 
None. :/
 
@NewMainPosts this look interesting, but the subjective & unclear scoring ruin it :/
 
why are you all abusing code blocks for quotes ;_;
SE needs quote for comments
 
it's the only way to quote inline something in standard MD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
solution use "quotation mark"
 
5:32 PM
"
Y U NO FANCY UNICODE
 
;_; y u haet asci
unicoed is eivl
 
ye ebcdic + unicod isz beter
 
UNICODE MADE ME DONG ;______; Q________Q
 
@TùxCräftîñg did you try the level? :3
 
5:42 PM
So I was wondering why all the Tensorflow tutorials imported it as tf.
1 hour later after having typed tensorflow 10,000 times I know why
What an unfortunately verbose name
 
Unicoed haz no ninja emodgi ;_;
 
I did a tape assisted speedrun of my second level, and net 539 points.
 
@quartata Same reason I do import matplotlib.pyplot as plt. :P
 
Ouch.
 
Interesting programming puzzle on SO: stackoverflow.com/q/39544604/3398583
3
 
5:46 PM
That's awesome
 
it took me 4 minutes to download gist.githubusercontent.com/anonymous/…
@ISP y? y???
 
About 4 sec on lte
Lemme tey it at home lemme test my isp
 
That loaded instantly
Also you know Linux has a great dictionary at /usr/share/dict/words
 
@quartata v
$ ls /usr/share/dict/
cracklib-small
...which is a dict
54763 words
 
$ ls /usr/share/dict
american-english  cracklib-small          words
british-english   README.select-wordlist  words.pre-dictionaries-common
$ wc -l /usr/share/dict/words
99171 /usr/share/dict/words
 
5:59 PM
@quartata ls -l /usr/share/dict? is it a symlink or something?
 
It's a symlink to american-english because of my locale
Looks like it's from the wamerican package
 
I wonder how maintaining these dictionaries works.
 
(which I thought came by default)
 
@TùxCräftîñg Took me 0.09s ._.
 
»  ruby hangman.rb hello
_____
_____  w
_____  wr
_____  wrg
_____  wrgi
_e___  wrgi
_e___  wrgib
_e___  wrgibk
:/
^ bad hangman solver
 
6:03 PM
pls halp how to do error checking on jquer .getJSON
 
I have a thought that it does not really play Hangman, instead he just picks random letters.
 
.fail is no tworking :/
 
it cleverly pick random letters :P
 
@Downgoat Use plain JS instead :P
 
@zyabin101 haha i wish
 
6:04 PM
def emitguess(state, misses)
    possible = $WORDS.select {|w| w[Regexp.new("^" + state.gsub("_", ".") + "$")]}
    used = state.chars.uniq
    chars = $CHARS.select {|c| (not misses.include?(c)) and possible.any? {|w| w.chars.include? c}}
    c = nil
    while c == nil or used.include? c do
        c = chars.sample
    end
    c
end
 
unfortunetly I am not using fancy ES6 so I'm stuck using shitty ES5 without bind op
 
currently at roguelike celebration in SF, a bunch of roguelike devs and players
some esolang users here, too
makes me wonder if there should be an esolang conference
 
@Sparr SF ==> Server Fault?
 
@zyabin101 San Francisco, one of the biggest cities in California, USA.
 
._.
 
6:06 PM
»  ruby hangman.rb anthropomorphologically
_______________________
__________________c____
___h________h_____c____
a__h________h_____ca___
a__h____m___h_____ca___
a__hr___m_r_h_____ca___
a_thr___m_r_h_____ca___
a_thr___m_r_h_____ca__y
a_thr___m_r_h_l___cally
a_thro_omor_holo__cally
a_thropomorpholo__cally
anthropomorpholo__cally
anthropomorpholog_cally
anthropomorphologically
at least it works for some words
 
@TùxCräftîñg does it guess randomly>
?
 
9 mins ago, by TùxCräftîñg
def emitguess(state, misses)
    possible = $WORDS.select {|w| w[Regexp.new("^" + state.gsub("_", ".") + "$")]}
    used = state.chars.uniq
    chars = $CHARS.select {|c| (not misses.include?(c)) and possible.any? {|w| w.chars.include? c}}
    c = nil
    while c == nil or used.include? c do
        c = chars.sample
    end
    c
end
@RohanJhunjhunwala
it choose possible letters, and then take a random letter
 
@TùxCräftîñg you should patch in a feature where it will alwayss guess e t a o first
 
wat
 
@DJMcMayhem ?
 
6:15 PM
50k words and 60 seconds per guess is silly. An optimal algorithm is going to run in a fraction of a second over such a small list. — Sparr 51 secs ago
 
Move along, nothing to see here.
 
btw does Time constraint: 60 seconds mean 60sec max per guess or on processing the netire list?
 
Hey @DJMcMayhem, I finished my climbing wall:
 
@BetaDecay Niiice! I can't wait until I have enough time and money to do that...
 
»  ruby runtest.rb
aaas
word: aaas initial: ____
guess: e state: ____  misses: e (miss)
guess: t state: ____  misses: et (miss)
guess: a state: aaa_  misses: et (guess)
guess: o state: aaa_  misses: eto (miss)
guess: s state: aaas  misses: eto (guess)
\o/
aahed
word: aahed initial: _____
guess: e state: ___e_  misses:  (guess)
guess: t state: ___e_  misses: t (miss)
guess: a state: aa_e_  misses: t (guess)
guess: o state: aa_e_  misses: to (miss)
guess: d state: aa_ed  misses: to (guess)
guess: h state: aahed  misses: to (guess)
@RohanJhunjhunwala thx now it works better
 
6:19 PM
@El'endiaStarman Haha it's really cool that I can just walk outside at any time and climb :D
 
@BetaDecay Wooow, that's awesome! Nice work
 
Thanks :D
 
@TùxCräftîñg np. it should provide a greater efficiency of guessing due to the high odds of those words showing up...
 
@Tux you sure ask a lot of easily-googleable questions. :P
 
6:29 PM
Though I guess Downgoat does too...
 
i was searching 'multiprocessing ruby'
 
user image
5
regarding linear transformations
 
@flawr Ah-hahaha. :P
 
@El'endiaStarman ...
 
6:34 PM
@Downgoat Sometimes.
 
i ask here after 10mins of google fail
 
now the hangman tester run 5 threads processing 10000 words each
this make the IO a bit weird...
 
@El'endiaStarman Where do birds go when it rains?
 
@El'endiaStarman s/California, /
 
@El'endiaStarman oh no I wasn't talking about the TNB data explorer sorry. But it wuld be cool if there was an api though.
 
6:36 PM
Woah, three totally unrelated pings in a row. :P
@BetaDecay ......under a hangar?
@Downgoat Well, true, but I was trying to provide a little more context for its location.
 
@BaldBantha Haha, I kinda guessed so, but it just fit TNBDE perfectly... :P
 
@BetaDecay post one on ornithology SE
 
@BetaDecay Oh, haha. Huh, I don't remember seeing that comic.
 
@flawr can u pls tell publosher to change example from sheep to goat in next edition :3
 
6:40 PM
@Downgoat Is it normal to shear goats though?
 
:D it guess correctly a lot now
 
@El'endiaStarman yes of course
 
@Downgoat goat wool is unusable
too goaty
 
its just the evil sheep keep stealing our fame >:(
@flawr brb ignoring you
 
@Downgoat Ever had a goat furr? Not soft at all
nice for drums, but not for cuddling
 
6:47 PM
;_; but goats
 
shitty idea to kill my OS: spawn a new thread for each word to guess
 
best is still rabbit furr <3
 
@flawr .... ;______; Q________Q y u sai dis gaot is best animal maybe after dog
 
@Downgoat rabbits > dogs
ps: can you get rabbit meat in the usoa?
 
... ;_; Q_Q y u said is gaot > rabitt > dog
 
6:49 PM
dragons > gaot
 
(penguins | gaot) > *
 
3 PPCG hot network questions!
 
@muddyfish therefore rabbits = dragons
3
 
@BaldBantha tree wat wat wat wat? :D
 
@TùxCräftîñg (penguins == gaot) > *
 
6:50 PM
wolves > *
 
@muddyfish ಠ_ಠ
 
@flawr And here we see the kind of nonsense that results from using mathematical notation to express statements of opinion. ;)
(BTW, Snoopy > *... except maybe dragons.)
 
uniponies or unicorns?
 
@DLosc and gaots and penguins
 
@TùxCräftîñg Meh, they're okay. Penguins look cute and goats' eyes are interesting. But have goats or penguins ever flown a Sopwith Camel? Can they destroy Rings of Power with their breath?
 
6:55 PM
@DLosc are you trying to say people > (penguins | goats)? Because you're totally wrong
 
@muddyfish :D
 
fork bomb hangman solver started
 
I don't think humans can destroy Rings of Power with their breath either. (Though a nuclear weapon might work...)
 
@Downgoat >>> goat is dog
True
 
»  ruby runtest.rb
aaas
aahed
aardwolf
aargau
aasvogel
aasvogels
aau
ababua
aaas \o/
abaca
abaculus
abadan
abaff
abalone
abandon
abapical
abasements
abastardize
abaters
abattises
abature
abaue
abave
abb
abbacy
aahed \o/
abbadide
abbassid
abbe
abbevilean
abbi
abbotships
abbreviated
aau \o/
abcissa
 
6:57 PM
@Downgoat bantha > *
 
three words guessed and way too many threads spawned
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
>>> goat > dog
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
NameError: name 'goat' is not defined
 
@BaldBantha ಠ_ಠ
 
bantha?
 
irb(main):001:0> :gaot > :bantha
=> true
 
6:58 PM
Who is a bantha?
 
@muddyfish It works on my machine. ™
 
irb(main):003:0> :bantha > :gaot
=> false
 
@TùxCräftîñg why do you have german words here?
 
@flawr idk it's the dictionary given in the question
 
6:59 PM
@TùxCräftîñg what question?
 
now my hangman guesser will use the etaoin shrdlu
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Q: Hangman solver algorithm

Aditya JainPlease do not delete this without reading it completely. Put it in unclear if there are some questions. I will respond immediately. Given the attached 50,000 words dictionary, write a program that can play hangman by choosing a letter based on the current state of the board. A board would initia...

 

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