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11:00 PM
2016!
(not factorial)
 
6 more hours to go in this time zone. :P
(EST.)
 
happy new year
 
happy new year to you too=)
 
11:17 PM
nevermind
ish
 
40 minutes to UTC new year...
 
new Date((new Date("1/1/2016"))-new Date()).getMinutes()
 
We should make a time capsule string. Everybody gets to add one character and next new years we'll see who can make the best program out of all the characters with the esolangs that exist then.
 
But then if people know what the characters are they can just specifically design an esolang
 
11:21 PM
Yeah
 
We need to appoint someone to be the Keeper of the Characters
 
It can be our secret.
^^
 
It would ideally be secret
 
And everyone emails them or something :P
 
Keeper of the Characters
 
11:22 PM
We should all give ourselves titles :P
Dennis, the Outgolfable
 
...
Dennis the Golfing Menace
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Okay, let's do @Calvin's thing
Everyone email andy@keyboardfire.com with a single printable ASCII character and your username here
 
Okay!
Extended ASCII allowed? :3
 
Oh really? I wasn't that serious
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ No, printable ASCII only
@Calvin'sHobbies I wanna see what happens :P
 
11:24 PM
@Doorknob冰 darn
 
@Doorknob冰 It's ok if two people send the same char right? (I'm thinking the final programs should use the exact set of sent characters, no more no less. If only one person sends space only one space is allowed.)
 
@Calvin'sHobbies Right.
 
>;3
This will be fun, come one year's time
 
Oh, include your username in the email too
 
Oh.
I think it will be obvious which one is mine :P
 
11:27 PM
> From: Conor O'Brien
nah, not at all
 
Let's do this. Now, what char to pick?
 
@AlexA. Finally found it!!!! It seems Kansas stole that riff from Journey, and I knew it form "The Big Medley" by Dream Theater
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ I updated it with the corresponding links, if you want to compare=)
 
@flawr Looking now :D
 
11:30 PM
@Doorknob冰 Just you might not get that many participants since only some of the people who actually see this message will want their email revealed
 
Huh! It's true.
 
Mods can see everyone's email.
 
Hmm...
 
@Calvin'sHobbies That's a problem
Maybe someone set up a server or something?
 
I can do a Google form that doesn't require login :P
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11:31 PM
@El'endiaStarman Can they? Do you technically need an email to have an SE account?
Well still, only the people currently in chat have seen the memo
 
I can set up a form that builds a string, but I can't automate emailing it.
 
@Calvin'sHobbies Unless it's an unregistered account, I think so, yes.
And unregistered accounts can't chat in chat...
 
What else would you do in chat?
 
@Calvin'sHobbies Someone just say it again and everyone here will star it.
 
Hang on, I'm doing a form
 
11:33 PM
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ can't someone also just pin the message?
 
@Doorknob冰 But then how to prevent 10 people from pretending to be Geobits :P
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@es1024 Maybe!
 
@Calvin'sHobbies Uhhhh. Good question.
 
@Calvin'sHobbies I can ping people in chat to confirm that they submitted something.
 
11:36 PM
@AlexA. Now I can finally enjoy the whole song having peace of mind=)
 
@Doorknob冰 You could individually invite everyone who wants to participate to a separate private chatroom to say our character. Though that's probably overkill :P Emails/forms/pinging will work fine I'm sure
 
Ooh, how about I suspend everyone who wants to participate, they send me the character through the mod message interface, and then I unsuspend them? :P
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@Doorknob冰 XD
 
@Calvin'sHobbies got yours
@es1024 yours too
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ and you
 
11:40 PM
And mine.
 
yep :P
And @bkul's
 
Nice
 
So far, no duplicates.
 
Does "bell" count as a printable character?
 
Haha, no
 
11:41 PM
That's audible, not printable.
 
How about EOF?
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ಠ_ಠ
 
Presumably these 95 characters are what is meant: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII#ASCII_printable_characters
 
What about a newline?
 
@bkul or tab
 
11:42 PM
Based on the characters so far, would you say we need more symbols or alphanumerics?
 
I told Google Forms to accept any character that matches the regex [ -~].
@PhiNotPi Can't tell you that :P
That would ruin the surprise
 
You are a worthy Keeper @Doo
 
@bkul Newline and tab are not officially "printable ascii". But allowing them seems like a good idea
 
11:43 PM
Aaand I show my ignorance of SE chat once again
 
oh a thing
 
Come 2017, we should probably allow newlines but not tabs (because they can be used as a drop-in replacement for space).
Alas, that means Whitespace cannot participate :P
 
RIP
 
are carriage returns allowed?
 
I think those would fall under the same restriction as newlines.
 
11:44 PM
or vertical tabs?
 
@Seadrus Uhh... nah. (Unless you're own Windows with CRLF)
 
Form feeds?
 
I thought "newlines" included carriage returns in pretty much all practical contexts.
 
@Doorknob冰 I concur. Allow 95 printable + newline. That's all
 
oo I think I'll do unmatched braces
 
11:45 PM
@Seadrus Got yours
 
cool
 
< 15 minutes to UTC New Year!
 
ping
 
pong
 
ACK
 
11:47 PM
NAK
 
The time capsule string message got 7 stars, but I only see 6 responses. What gives? :P
 
I can't decide.
 
@Pietu1998 got yours
 
@Doorknob冰 Yup
 
@Doorknob冰 XD
 
11:49 PM
I too was conflicted at first, but I realized what I had to do.
 
@AlexA. I'm still loving Atom. prom + enter creates a promise Beautiful! :D
 
10 minutes
 
Hype levels rising...
 
@CSᵠ I see yours
 
8 minutes
howLongUntil=_=>new Date((new Date("1/1/2016"))-new Date()).getMinutes()
 
11:52 PM
/me prepares a challenge to post at 0:00
New Year's Resolution: one challenge every two days. :P
@PhiNotPi @Adnan got both of yours
 
Ok, I want the New Years hat so I'll post something funny:
user image
4
 
nice :)
 
I don't have any stars left.
;-;
 
5 minutes!
 
11:55 PM
I'm new around these parts, so I have no idea... why is this chat called The Nineteenth Byte? Why that specific ordinal?
 
30
A: Let's think of a creative name for our chatroom

dmckeeWell, the traditional generic name for the country club bar is "the nineteenth hole", which suggests The Nineteenth Byte or something like that.

3 minutes
 
@Doorknob冰 Thanks
 
1.5 minutes
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