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12:09 AM
YES
I figured out the glitch in my Malbolge interpreter
Apparently, putc modulos the char by 256
And I didn't know that
and Python print does not modulo by 256
 
12:27 AM
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A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

pasbiDish Pile Height The goal of this puzzle is to compute the height of a stack of bowls. A bowl is defined to be a radial symmetric device without thickness. Its silhouette shape is an even polynomial. The stack is described by an ascii-text file line by line as a list of bowls from bottom to ...

 
Yay, I got 200 rep in a day
 
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12:44 AM
I dreamt that I lost 200 rep in a day.
@dzaima Hmm, I should try to devise a string that will not compress in all compression-dedicated languages.
 
 
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4:44 AM
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Q: Expectation of Spread

w33z8kqrqk8zzzx33Every second, the following operation is performed on the current string S: Random distinct indices, A and B, are chosen. The letter at index B becomes the letter at index A, regardless of what the letter at index B previously was. Calculate the expected time until S consists of only one dist...

 
 
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5:49 AM
Any mods around?
 
@xnor o/
 
The poster of the last challenge is using it to to cheat in a competition they're in today.
Oh, looks like they deleted it, I was about to flag it
 
Yeah, looks like it's handled
 
Maybe this is worth making a note about in the mod notes for the user (that's a thing, right?)? It sounds like they'd do it again.
In fact, both their other non-deleted questions really seem like the type of the thing that would be given at a programming competition
 
Anonymous
6:09 AM
IMO it's not really our place to judge whether someone is trying to cheat on homework or a challenge or whatever. We have to be objective and determine whether content is acceptable by our rules and standards.
 
7:41 AM
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Q: Tex Quotes(UVa 272)

TwilightSparkleGiven a string, replace all left-double-quotes into two backticks and all right-double-quotes into two single-quotes. Examples Input: "To be or not to be," quoth the Bard, "that is the question". The programming contestant replied: "I must disagree. To `C' or not to `C', that is The Question!"...

 
 
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10:39 AM
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A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

ngnBilliard balls Given the 2-dimensional positions and velocities of a pair of billiard balls right before impact, compute their velocities after a perfectly elastic collision. The balls are assumed to be ideal spheres (or equivalently: circles) with the same radius, same mass, uniform density, an...

 
 
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2:19 PM
@A_ Why did you put spaces between each letter of Keg in this answer?
 
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@JoKing I had to change at least 6 bytes in the answer in order to make the edit valid. "Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post?"
 
 
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5:34 PM
I'm almost finished with my Malbolge debugger
@A_ The worst nightmare I've ever heard of!
 
6:03 PM
Does anybody have any improvements for my debugger ^?
I discovered multiple bugs, patching
 
 
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10:01 PM
1 message moved to Trash
 
10:20 PM
I can't believe I've been on PPCG for less than a year
 
@MilkyWay90 I can't believe I've been here for more than 2 years. Feels like it should still be approaching one year soon :/
 
10:36 PM
Apparently I've been a member for almost 5 years o_O
 
10:51 PM
4 here.
 

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