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8:00 PM
This is the first Retina joke posted in chat.
Those shifty eyes aren't shifting I's anymore though :(
This is the original comment that put start to the language.
It would be nice if there was a site which actually explained Windows 10 BSoD error codes
Instead of just "you should update your drivers"
Why did zyabin change his name & avatar? :/
@lirtosiast You got auto-flagged for "possible vandalism" on meta because you deleted so many of your sandboxed posts. :D
8:13 PM
Weird shit is happening in Vitsy.
@Doorknob So clearly you marked it as helpful
@Mego actually I did this:
It's strange that didn't trigger auto-protection on the sandbox
user image
I downloaded a version previous to this, like way back, and it didn't work.
ಠ_ಠ My Mac OSX install cancelled 6 minutes before it was done.
I've been waiting 4 hours.
8:16 PM
'tis a sign
Has anyone here read flatland?
What was it's purpose? My friend said it was originally a paper.
@Doorknob rofl
was it? I didn't know. it's fairly educational, but it's still a story.
morally, it's quite outdated though :D
8:20 PM
Yeah, right XD
Ever heard of flatterland?
but it brought up some interesting points about going from one dimension to the next that I hadn't considered before
yes I have
but I've heard mixed opinions about it so I haven't been excited to read it yet
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Yes, and on purpose.
It's pretty good
@MartinBüttner Same here. My bro read it and liked it, but said it wasn't true to the original story.
@El'endiaStarman Yup! me too
8:21 PM
I read it before my mathematics class required it. >.>
I would highly recommend the read if you have any interest in theoretical math/physics
(flatland, that is)
None of my math classes ever required it. :P
^ as of yet. If any were to require it, now would be the time. (In geo, woo woo)
8:22 PM
I read it because one of my compsci professors led me down a rabbit hole with GEB
I read GEB in 9th grade. Found it in my high school's library and was hooked.
Godel Escher Bach, I assume.
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid.
Should I read it?
8:23 PM
@MorganThrapp close enough :P
cool! will look at it
Be warned though, it's pretty long. Somewhere around 700+ pages.
You can find a PDF of it online.
Ah, even better! Something to do in health class.
@El'endiaStarman nice guess! 742 :)
8:25 PM
I was actually thinking 777. :P
I didn't count notes, bibliography and index
you're right though
33 pages of biblio, maybe? ;)
With notes, bibliography, credits, and index, it is 777
I keep my copy at my desk :P
8:30 PM
This makes me a little unreasonably happy. :P
The last numbered page is 777
Caveat: this is the 20th anniversary edition
Really random idea for a challenge: do a task X, but keeping within a lev. distance of N of the previous answer. Be the last one to answer/have the most answers to win.
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ Didn't we already have that?
8:32 PM
I don't think so.
Isn't Evolution of Hello World that kind of challenge?
Yeah, we did
Well, shoot.
And you are the last answerer on that challenge
A: Evolution of "Hello World!"

Cᴏɴᴏʀ O'BʀɪᴇɴAnswer 176 - Codename Dragon x`4mrZ"#03w(*#class jux!{public static void main(String[] h){#\ #System.Console.Writeln(//@\//Hello*}}print,cat<<#*)\ put" ^ disp"Hello World!") gx`#(O).g!)S(#X` ;}}//printputs;//-##E;]bye</>#*) Distance 7 from Answer 175. For some reason, this works without the ...

8:32 PM
>_> d'oh
Oh they finally opened an AYCE sushi place in town. I know where I'm headed tonight.
I could probably pretty easily make a Seriously answer from that
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ with(Math)
Yus, we are using math now.
@Doorknob Hahahaha
8:37 PM
Is there any restriction in that challenge that it has to be ASCII?
That makes Seriously a bit tougher to use
Still doable
I think it's good that that restriction is there, because then a non-ASCII answer can't lock out languages that can't handle non-ASCII characters.
8:39 PM
I understand the reason; I just wish I had put an exit command in Seriously in the printable ASCII range
I just put a switch/case in an answer.
Do you hate me yet?
no, but don't try harder please
@CoolestVeto Just?
@LegionMammal978 As in, I haven't posted it yet, but I'm putting it in my answer.
Also, it was stupid and didn't help the situation at all.
So I removed it.
Good gravy. 19% of my answer is simply $ to account for variable names.
8:44 PM
^ saw that. :P
A: Evolution of "Hello World!"

MegoAnswer 177 - Seriously H.`4mrZ"#03w(*#class jux!{public static void main(String[] h){#\ #System.Console.Writeln(//@\//Hello*}}print,cat<<#*)\ put" ^ disp"Hello World!") gx`#(O)X.g!)S(#X` ;}}//printputs;//-##E;]bye</>#*)`kX Distance 6 from Answer 176 Modifications: + H. (at the start, prints...

Why do I golf in PowerShell again?
@TimmyD Masochism?
Plus, it's the only language that I'm truly proficient in
8:46 PM
@aditsu I am creating a new golfing language similar to Golfscript and CJam. Do you mind if I use some of the CJam codebase as a foundation for my language? No big deal if you say no
Comments on this?
A: Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

MegoGenerate ASCII Art related Given a black-and-white image in any reasonable lossless format (png, ppm, etc.; filename or raw bytes) as input, output ASCII art that is as close to the input image as possible. Rules Only linefeeds and ASCII bytes 32-127 may be used. The input image will be crop...

For me, it's also a lot of fun to see where I can get in relation to other non-esolangs (JavaScript, C/C++, etc.).
PowerShell is about as close to the esolang line as you can get without actually crossing it
You're not wrong.
8:50 PM
@Mego Perl is that line, isn't it?
@LegionMammal978 PowerShell is the language that stands right next to the line and leans all the way over as far as possible without falling down, all while saying "I'm not crossing it! See? I'm not crossing it!"
Poll: What is the language with the longest builtins that you have seen a solution posted on PPCG with?
@GamrCorps Mathematica
8:54 PM
My answer is Swift
I'm not sure if there is another language with longer built-ins.
I contemplated making a language with the longest unatural builtins.
The longest is MultivariateHypergeometricDistribution
A: Print the Capitals without the Capitals

user5254Mathematica, 168 153 149 bytes - 20% = 119.2 bytes u="\.55nited\.53tates";\.41dministrative\.44ivision\.44ata[{#,u}&/@\.43ountry\.44ata[u,"\.52egions"],{"\.43apital\.4eame","\.53tate\.41bbreviation"}] Obligatory, but I did not know that any character can be replaced by \.xx or \:xxxx with the ...

@LegionMammal978 39 bytes. Not bad.
8:58 PM
Shorter is Symbol@Names[][[20711]]
I worked around my problem!
@Dennis 100 points for whatever hogwarts house you belong to!
Using an implementation I never thought would be used!
@LegionMammal978 You should totally add that as a tip.
@MartinBüttner It breaks if the Function is assigned a name before it, though
9:01 PM
@EasterlyIrk Hot or not quite as hot part of CA?
And it's also very version-dependent
@lirtosiast I'm pretty sure it is not continuous, but it is the closest you can get, I think. I did think of a similar solution constructed with bijections between three partitions of the real numbers.
@flawr I was very disappointed when I followed the reply chain and found out that this conversation is not about cellular automata. :(
@MartinBüttner Well you can replace "the real numbers" with any other set you'd like=)
(Omitting the continuity)
@MartinBüttner I had much the same reaction yesterday. "Oh, CA meaning California, not cellular automata. :("
9:07 PM
@MartinBüttner Of course
@El'endiaStarman anyway, how's your CA simulator coming along?
Incidentally, how well do the non-USA people here know the states of the USA?
I just found the sickest answer on Mathematica.SE:
Q: How can I generate this "domain coloring" plot?

Mr.WizardI found this plot on Wikipedia: Domain coloring of $\sin(z)$ over $(-\pi,\pi)$ on $x$ and $y$ axes. Brightness indicates absolute magnitude, saturation represents imaginary and real magnitude. Despite following the link and reading the page nothing I have tried is giving me the result sho...

@El'endiaStarman meh
9:08 PM
@MartinBüttner I haven't been working on it. I actually haven't done any work on it since implementing the render-to-gif feature.
@flawr not too hot, but hits 100°F in july/august.
"100°F", because that means anything
Is this homework? — Dr. belisarius Jun 24 '12 at 4:16
@EasterlyIrk Well then I have to reconsider moving in with you.
@MartinBüttner Oh, that's so cool.
9:10 PM
@flawr IKR?
I could barely breathe at 100°F
Moving to seattle when I grow up.
They has rain, and consistent weather.
@MartinBüttner Pretty sweet.
100F is a mild summer day here in Texas
@EasterlyIrk I hope you have AC?=)
9:10 PM
Yup, but mom hates it. :/
Seattle is wonderful in the summer. I'd hate the rain though.
@Mego O_O
Usual summer highs are 103-107F
Seattle doesn't have such changing weather.
9:11 PM
We had tornadoes on Christmas, that was exciting
@Mego Oh okay, we can get that high too.
I love rain too. Especially when it is about 0°C and half way snowing and I forgot my gloves at home and still have to ride my bike to the train station.
@Mego rofl
@EasterlyIrk ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Yep, CA is a synonym for LSD.
9:11 PM
0°C ... ahahaha
Whats so fun about 0°C?
Grandparents got -20 last winter.
how did it know
I only know hot temperatures in °F
9:12 PM
@AquaTart roflmao
There's routinely a couple days per winter here in Minnesota where °C = °F
@AquaTart If you manage to stump the genie, he asks you who you were thinking of.
I have stumped it multiple times.
And it learns.
...but I wasn't expecting him to know Cueball
Even if you know what XKCD is you might not know the term
9:13 PM
I'm guessing (at least one) someone else tried Cueball already. :P
Ask about Danish (black hat's GF)
@luserdroog Just the fact that you have that much rep on music.SE makes me already like you. Welcome to 19th.
I've never seen you here before. :O
Yet you have 3k rep.
What is this
@GamrCorps that's fine, it's free software :p
9:17 PM
I've haven't been around much for over a year. working on other stuff
That would be why I haven't seen you here before. :P
@AquaTart What exactly is this?
(Joined SE in July, PPCG in October)
You think of a character and it asks questions and tries to guess it
I'm thinking of @AlexA. let's see.
9:21 PM
Riker already did that :PP
@aditsu Sweet! That's going to save me tons of time. Thanks!
It's pretty good. I presume it's searching a binary decision tree of some sort but it deals with incorrect answers pretty good so it might be more complicated
It can usually guess popular characters in 10-20 questions and more obscure ones in 30-50.
@AquaTart Even older popular characters that could now arguably be called obscure. It guessed the 7-Up Spot in I think 14 or 15 questions when I played earlier today.
Ha, nice.
Most of my "obscure" characters are pretty damn obscure so it takes it a bit
9:25 PM
@AquaTart I am disappointed. It couldn't guess AlexA. It couldn't guess Jon Skeet. Can it guess anything?
@flawr I dunno. Is there a character named "Anything" somewhere?
Rats, I thought Milo Bloom might stump it
Wow, character only played 14 times.
That's the lowest I've ever seen it.
Took him 50 tries to get Magnus Carlsen (current best chess player) after one incorrect guess
9:29 PM
How many questions did it take him to get @
It actually took him quite a couple to get the Wizard of Yendor
I don't remember but 20-30
That's pretty damn good.
@Doorknob He just got the Groke (upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/90/Buka.jpg) on the second guess
Up to 1478 bytes for my PowerShell answer to the Dyalog 2016 challenge. Only a half dozen or so to go. Not too bad for not having a ^ operator. I should be posting it tomorrow.
He can guess himself in about 5 questions which is nice
9:31 PM
@flawr I'm soo looking forward to the release.
Wow, got Drizzt in 20. That was impressive.
> Question N°2
Does your character have human skin?
Yes, that's a fairly common question. It's not quite as absurd as you might think
he didn't get the protagonist from The Witness
@MartinBüttner Probably too new.
If no one has stumped him with it before he wouldn't know
@flawr ah yeah I heard about that a couple of months ago...
looks like Fez on steroids
ooh I loved Fez
gonna go check this out
Well it has been in development for years.
9:36 PM
Fez (stylized as FEZ) is a 2012 indie puzzle platform game developed by Polytron Corporation and published by Polytron, Trapdoor, and Microsoft Studios. The player-character Gomez receives a fez that reveals his two-dimensional (2D) world to be one of four sides of a three-dimensional (3D) world. The player rotates between these four 2D views to realign platforms and solve the game's puzzles. The object of the game is to collect cubes and cube fragments to restore order to the universe. The game was called an "underdog darling of the indie game scene" during its high-profile and protracted five...
> I know who you are thinking of, but I believe this is not for children
Fez is Miegakure minus a dimension
@flawr AHHH Miegakure! I can't wait for that game to come out...
@CᴏɴᴏʀO'Bʀɪᴇɴ If you give it an age under 18 at the beginning it tries to be "child-friendly"
at least I think
9:38 PM
@AquaTart Is that all it uses it for?
Yeah because some of the questions it asks at times are obscene so :P
Q: Implode the Box

Fricative MelonASCII boxes look like this: ++ +---+ +------+ +---+ +---+ ++ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | +-+ | | | | | | | | +-+ | | | | | | +---+ +---+ | | | | +--+ | | ...

Q: Volts, Amps, Watts and Ohms: given two calculate the other two

Digital TraumaOhm's law tells us that the current (I) in amps flowing through a resistance (R) in Ohms when a voltage (V) is applied across it is given as follows: V = I / R Similarly the power (P) in watts dissipated by that resistance is given by: P = V * I By rearrangement and substitution, formulae m...

@MartinBüttner Any word on our community ads?
not from me
9:41 PM
@NewMainPosts I feel like we've had this challenge before....
@AquaTart Same
(maybe not with Watts)
> Question N°22 - Did your character take part in World War II? Yes. Question N°23 - Is your character a member of the band Coldplay? ...
I am disappoint... took him two guesses to get Roland Deschain, although the questions after the wrong guess were all spot on.
@HelkaHomba They look good for their age.
okay, this time he got it on the first try.
I finally got around to updating the esolangs for SMBF.
9:53 PM
How should we include latex formulae here?
@NewMainPosts Your mOhm's law...
@flawr As pictures?
@flawr ^ (That's what Chatgoat does/used to do.)
@flawr Yeah, I saw a demo for that a while ago. Is it finally coming out soon?
I like non-Euclidean or physics-breaking games like Portal and Antichamber.
MIT made a game where the speed of light is slowly reduced to walking speed.
9:59 PM
I don't know how to answer this one
Who's the character?
@MartinBüttner Would make sports pretty interesting.
I'm thinking of Paarthurnax
then click "don't know"?

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