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12:00 AM
HAPPY UTC NEW YEAR!!!!!
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I think
 
Happy new year all :)
 
Happy (UTC) New Year!
@Doᴡɴɢᴏᴀᴛ Slightly out of date. :P
 
Hahaha
 
I was seven seconds late ;(
 
12:01 AM
@El'endiaStarman aww :( will fix...
nvm, I don't know how to fix it
 
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Q: Complementary colors

Doorknob 冰Given an input of a color in #rrggbb hex format, output its RGB complement in the same format. The RGB complement R2G2B2 of any color R1G1B1 is defined as the color with R2 value 255 - R1, B2 value 255 - B1, and G2 value 255 - G1. Hex digits may be either in uppercase (#FFAA20) or lowercase (#f...

 
first post of the year! :P
Still waiting on @JoeZ. for the annual tradition
 
lol
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ caching and/or verification
 
12:05 AM
@Doorknob冰 i was outraged about the pattern and just meh'd with a <redacted> :P
 
@Doorknob冰 Is the use of the hashtag mandatory?
 
@El'endiaStarman blame caching, sure XD
 
wanted the phi char to be fair
 
@CSᵠ shhhh :P
@Adnan The what?
 
@Doorknob冰 argh !!! !!!
 
12:06 AM
@Doorknob冰 #
 
@CSᵠ It's sekrit for a reason :P
 
@Doorknob冰 The hash tag before the hexvalue
 
@Doorknob冰 seekrit... ya
 
Oh, in my challenge? Yes, the number sign/pound sign/hash/octothorpe/waffle is mandatory.
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I kid you not one of its names is literally waffle
 
I demand a french toast character.
 
12:10 AM
"Unicode french toast" returns nothing on Google ;(
Should I pin the time capsule string message?
 
sure
 
ok
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ haha
 
@Doorknob冰 yes
 
Uhm. I got a response without a username. I'm going to have to not count that one.
 
12:13 AM
kek
 
So you can anonymously cause anyone to get pinged by putting their name in the Google form? That would be quiet stealthy, I would say.
 
@Doᴡɴɢᴏᴀᴛ, @TheNumberOne: both verified
@xnor Hopefully people don't do that. >_<
 
How long's the string?
 
Juuust below that screenshot, I made Google Forms make a list of all the valid characters so far.
Still no duplicates yet. Wait, I lied. One duplicate so far.
 
Who's the guilty party?
 
12:25 AM
I'll tell you, but only once it's 2017. :P
 
I rather liked my choice.
 
@TheNumberOne Was it...uh...1?
 
shhhhhh
 
2?
I was considering P for Phi, but then realized it could also stand for Pi.
 
@Doorknob冰 Can a sock account vote?
 
12:29 AM
@PhiNotPi god forbid
 
@TheNumberOne yes, but I'll mark it invalid :P
@AlexA. got yours
 
huhwhat
 
The time capsule string? Or is someone impersonating you
 
Oh no that was me
 
okay :P
 
12:30 AM
Did Alex just stealth ping himself?
 
@Doorknob冰 Btw did you see my comment on your color challenge?
 
For the Auld Lang Syne hat, do I have to star a message ... or does one of my messages have to get starred?
 
Yours has to get starred
 
one of yours
 
Ninja'd
 
12:31 AM
[sigh]
 
@AlexA. now I did
 
Did @El'endiaStarman tell you guys that I modified his controller for Space-wars for Nodejs?
 
@Doorknob冰 Okay. That's too bad; I had a built-in that exactly solves the challenge but it uses the other definition of complement. :P
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@TheNumberOne At least it's not jQuery
 
12:36 AM
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Here's the github: Space-wars
 
What do I have to do to get a star?
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Apparently just ask
 
Ask, and ye shall receive.
 
12:42 AM
Should I finish that quote? :P
 
So I just ask for a star?
 
Is the time capsule string thing still open?
 
gtg play monopoly
 
Can I still email @Doorknob冰?
 
@TheNumberOne gl!
 
12:50 AM
@Maltysen Sure. It only started an hour or so ago
 
What did I miss
Ooh a time capsule
 
Unless @Doorknob冰 wanted utc new years to be the cutoff..
 
@Calvin'sHobbies I put mine in after midnight UTC and Doorknob didn't seem to mind. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
2 hours ago, by Calvin's Hobbies
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.
 
I put in mine.
That's a clever idea.
 
12:52 AM
So how many people does that make? @Doorknob冰
 
I did a little experiment to see if people actually check the "recent delete votes" section of the mod tools
The answer is they don't
Please
 
@Maltysen use the Google form pinned over there -->
 
I did
 
@Doorknob冰 did you get mine?
 
@Calvin'sHobbies What do uppity think the cutoff should be? End of January seems okay to me
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ hang on let me try to check on mobile
 
12:57 AM
@Doorknob冰 I was thinking just leave it open for one week. But a month works too
 
@Doorknob冰 okay
 
@Maltysen, @quartata confirmed, that makes 16
 
Do we not have a simple RGB -> HSV challenge?
I can't find one
 
user image
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aka "spiral reading"
(I, too, saw that HNQ :P)
 
1:07 AM
@Doorknob冰 I just sent you an email. :)
I also put it through google docs.
 
Yep, confirmed
 
Sorry @Dennis, I know you and the other mods disallowed this, but how do you stealth ping?
I promise not to use it for evil.
 
You can't anymore
It was a bug that was fixed
 
Okay.
How did it work?
 
[<zero width space>](http://@RikerW)
 
1:11 AM
Okay.
 
We have Chris Jester-Young to thank for fixing it. :)
 
@AlexA. Okay. BTW, are you allowed to beg for stars for hats?
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Allowed? I guess. Is it encouraged? Not particularly. But you got stars anyway, so prepare yourself for a hat. :P
 
Cool.
Thank you, noble star-givers!
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Can I resize images somehow in the markdown editor?
maybe with img tags?
 
1:22 AM
You can put an s or an m at the end of an Imgur URL to get small and medium sizes, respectively.
 
its not an imgur url :(
but I guess I can upload them
 
Upload it through Stack Exchange and they will be.
I prefer to upload everything through SE anyway because that protects against link rot.
 
o nvm wikipedia has small versions too ^.^
 
I was at dinner with my family, lol
I'll put the problem up shortly
 
uhm what
 
1:26 AM
wth? :)
 
@mınxomaτ Hey, at least you get more precision than the rest of us... :P
 
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ at least its accurate
 
New Year's Bug.
 
Stupid thunderstorm. My modem just blew up.
 
Literally?
 
1:30 AM
^
 
Well, there was a pretty big spark and a loud noise.
 
That sounds dangerous.
 
I had a planned power outage today, but I left the house. Apparently the modem went out a lot though, like every 5 minutes.
@Dennis Is it still usable?
 
1:34 AM
What's a planned power outage?
 
@AlexA. When the power company intentionally deprieves you of wifi. :P
 
Why would anyone do such a thing o_O
 
They actually needed to do maintenance and were just warning us that they would probably turn the power off.
 
oh
 
You really didn't know that?
 
1:36 AM
@Dennis senpai plz help me with kde
 
Idk, my attention is split between multiple things, none of which I'm actually thinking about
 
@AlexA. Is is safer if your modems do not blow up? Probably. I'm not sure what to do about it though...
 
@AlexA. Like what???
 
@RikerW Sparks and explosion sounds came out of it. What do you think? :P
 
@Dennis I would plug it in and see what happens. :P
Really, I would.
 
1:37 AM
@RikerW Deciding what to do for dinner, paying attention to the dog, writing a code golf answer, and chatting
Very little thought is making its way into any of those things
 
@RikerW I did. The lights don't turn on, and it makes rattle sounds if you shake it.
 
Don't shake it
 
@Dennis did you try turning it off and on? :P
 
@Maltysen What do you need help with?
 
uhh many things
 
first of all, what is the difference between the dashboard and the desktop?
 
No clue. I don't use the dashboard.
 
the dashboard looks like my normal desktop, with my old wallpaper and everything
 
Also, I still use KDE Plasma 4, so my KDE is probably quite different from yours.
 
also, how do I get my start menu to come up on a windows key press?
 
1:45 AM
@Dennis Break it open with a sledge hammer. :P
 
I tried making a script that mapped it to F13, but that stopped working
 
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Q: Chinese Zodiac of the year

Doᴡɴɢᴏᴀᴛ2015 was the year of the goat! In this challenge, you will figure out which animal represents the year. To avoid making this challenge to complex you won't need to calculate Chinese new year. Because they are only 12 animals in the Zodiac, your code will need to be as short as possible. Example...

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Q: Mine for 2016 in Bitcoins! PCG.SE New Year's Puzzle 2016

Joe Z.In the Bitcoin protocol, 2016 is a very special number. The "difficulty" of finding a hash to create a new block is adjusted every 2,016 blocks to approximate changing once every two weeks. This number was chosen is because the difficulty adjusts itself so that every block takes about 10 minutes...

 
@Maltysen That's a modifier key, so I don't think it works out of the box. The Knob has an app for that though.
 
the Knob?
 
The Door Knob.
 
1:48 AM
Thank you @NewMainPosts.
 
@Dennis are we referring to our glorious mod whose birthday was today?
 
happy new year everyone :P
 
@Maltysen Yesterday
 
^
 
does he live in UTC?
 
1:49 AM
@JoeZ. Happy New Year!
@Maltysen He's in Texas
 
and its new year in texas...?
 
What?
 
no, it's still 19:50 there
 
I was talking about Doorknob. He lives in Texas.
 
still a bit over 4 hours in Texas before 2016
a bit over 3 hours here :P
 
1:50 AM
Joe lives in the cold, dark north Canada.
 
wait is Doorknob's birthday Dec 31st, or Dec 30th?
 
yeah, but it's Toronto
Canada isn't all one time zone, lol
 
@Maltysen Dec 30th
 
o
anyways, does he have the kde apps?
 
@JoeZ. Sure it is. Canada time. All the time is Canada time in Canada.
 
1:52 AM
Canada has like 7 time zones, man
and the US has 8 because of Alaska and Hawaii
 
But you're always in the Canada zone.
 
Canada time is a very large range. That explains everything.
 
@AlexA. It's like the Twilight Zone, but with more "eh?"
 
you could say we're the... "eh?"-team
or is that wrong TV show?
 
@quartata Tweh?leh?t Zone
 
1:53 AM
@JoeZ. No but good reference
 
hah
 
okay, we might have our vowels a little different, but the Canadian raising isn't that high
 
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A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Christian IrwanGrowing Quine 2 code-golfquine Your task is to give program P1..P5 so that. For all k<5, length of Pk < length of Pk+1 For all k<5, Pk outputs Pk+1 For all k<=5, Pk is pristine program. (Program that if any run on the source-code is deleted, will errors) P5 return P1 sufficient times that the...

 
Just a joke.
 
lol, one that doesn't really work :>
 
1:54 AM
Ooooooooh shut down by the J man
 
Thank you, @NewSandboxedPosts.
 
Oh shit Joe Z. is JZ
 
Joe Zed
 
Joe Z. rap star confirmed
 
my last name is actually Zeng
but thanks for playing :P
 
1:55 AM
Zedeng?
 
Three guesses as to what my name is :P
 
Connor with 2 n's
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Conor O'Brien-Foxx?
 
Conor with one n
 
@AlexA. Nope XD
@JoeZ. No
@RikerW :O How did you know?!
 
1:56 AM
Magick
 
looooooooooooooooool
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ I'd expect to see small-caps on your birth certificate
 
Is your name Dennis?
 
are we all new year's drunk here?
('cause I'm not :P)
 
Yes.
But I'm waaaayyyyy underage.
 
1:56 AM
@Calvin'sHobbies shhh]
 
@RikerW Just how underage are we talking about here? At least older than 13?
 
brb restarting computer
 
RIP
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ And your name causes chaos whenever you try to get an id/passport with a system that only uses Ascii
 
@JoeZ. Not yet. But soon. Very soon.
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( ͡⊙ ͜ʖ ͡⊙) ( ͡◉ ͜ʖ ͡◉
 
2:01 AM
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ you should totally do that
get a legal name change to small caps
 
@Maltysen Since a ping without a direct reply "replies" to the person's last message, it looks like you're telling Conor that he should restart his computer.
 
@Calvin'sHobbies @Doᴡɴɢᴏᴀᴛ I think I will XD
I think all of the sc chars in my name are valid letters
Just be like "Oh? Your systems cannot handle my name? Must be running windows 98"
 
2:16 AM
@Maltysen No, he has an app that allows you to assign tapping functions to a modifier key.
 
@Dennis what is it called? I can't find it on his github
 
THat was a planned power outage. :(
@AlexA. Yes, just over.
 
@RikerW Okay, good. As you may or may not know, 13 is the minimum age for participation on Stack Exchange sites per the terms of service.
 
Not exactly. 13 is compliance with the child protection act.
If I were to have an account at 12, I am safe with parental consent. (and paperwork)
 
Right. I mean 13 to have your own account and be a free and happy user.
 
2:24 AM
Ah, there it is.
2 days ago, by Doorknob 冰
@Maltysen Currently trying to find it.
 
I am currently 13, but can't say for previously. :P
 
That's OK. We can nuke your account retroactively.
 
NO!!!!. YOU HAVE NO PROOF!!
 
2 mins ago, by RikerW
I am currently 13, but can't say for previously. :P
 
I can't say. That doesn't mean anything.
 
2:27 AM
You confessed. It's over.
 
NEVER!!! I refuse to admit anything. I have the right to silence until you drag me down to paraguay.
 
@Dennis He could be lying. I act like I'm in my 20's but I'm actually 4.
 
nukes Calvin's Hobbies' account as well
 
DELETE FROM Users WHERE username=RikerW;
 
Scratch that.
merges Calvin's Hobbies' account with his own
I finally beat Martin!
 
2:30 AM
On rep?
 
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ is the space in your answer supposed to be there?
after new Date()
 
why?
 
@AlexA. Yes.
 
Without the space, I'd be creating new (Date.getYear())
Adding the space makes it look like (new Date()).getYear()
I don't really know why it works, but it does.
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2:33 AM
it works for me without the space
in my console
 
both return 115
 
which browser?
 
chrome
so no es6
 
Does anyone here use Solaris?
 
2:33 AM
but new Date().getYear() works
 
It does work @Maltysen Thanks!
 
@Maltysen Well, sort of.
@RikerW Oh, god, no.
 
Didn't think so. :P
@Dennis why are you in paraguay?
 
Why not?
 
I don't really care, just curiositity.
 
2:35 AM
So he can claim to be the best code-golfer in the country.
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Last random question: Does anyone here know another person from PPCG in person?
 
no
 
no
 
no
 
2:37 AM
IRL? They'd have to be from Paraguay. So no.
 
But does anyone else know anybody else from here?
 
Someone should get a group skype call going.
 
brb putting champagne on ice
 
Just wondering.
@PhiNotPi Google hangouts? :P
 
hangouts ftw
 
2:39 AM
@RikerW is away from keyboard. (to go watch DW)
 
ftw = faster than w-boson?
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thanks for the hat mystery starrer <3
 
ftw = fried the webserver
 
@JoeZ. @NinjaBearMonkey @mınxomaτ @undergroundmonorail @ZachGates, all verified (for time capsule)
 
sweet
 
2:41 AM
how many does that make?
 
@Doorknob冰 That ping was loud. I forgot that I plugged my laptop into my stereo >.<
 
@Maltysen 22
 
Has anyone ever golfed code in space?
 
which type of golf?
⛳ golf or PPCG golf?
 
I'm flying through space right now, just surrounded by air.
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2:43 AM
> Programming Puzzles & Code Golf Golf
2
 
@Maltysen "golfed code"
 
o
 
Like programming code or cryptography code?
 
@PhiNotPi if you let me cover my face with a picture of a doorknob I might join a Skype/Hangouts call :P
 
I'm willing to join once I put some duct tape over my webcam.
 
2:45 AM
@PhiNotPi you could just turn the camera off...
 
Haha
 
prints out copy of avatar to tape over face
 
Really everyone should be pingable in chat.
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Do you have a specific user you want to ping? I can superping them for you.
 
Nah, nothing important.
 
2:46 AM
Can SE employees super-mega ping?
 
pings so powerful they transcend time?
 
@Calvin'sHobbies would that be a force pull into chat?
 
@Maltysen Yes. And Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky have a higher level that forces the recipient to respond
 
@Calvin'sHobbies With holograms and whatnot
 
Hey mods can I arbitrarily say that submission X is encoded in encoding Y?
 
2:53 AM
Anyone here using VS15?
 
Virgin Atlantic Flight 15? I didn't get anything else on google
 
Visual Studio
 
that makes more sense
@Dennis how do I reduce the un-autohide delay for the panels?
 
Could someone make a sample entry for this?
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Q: Find my word(s)!

J AtkinThe idea of this challenge is to find all the words from a dictionary on a square of letters. Your input should come from stdin and will come in the following format: [your dictionary as a list of space sep words] [a grid of letters] Example: The cool car looc thea jopr Rules for finding a ...

 

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