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2:01 PM
A wild @MartinEnder has appeared!
It's accompanied by a wild @NinjaBearMonkey!
 
:)
and all in just 4 minutes
 
Okay, that's probably enough bold text... :P
 
@JonathanAllan Now watch as 2,000,001 people star my message ;)
 
@LeakyNun 280 bytes shorter wow!
 
@ΛεγίωνΜάμμαλϠΨΠʹ bound to happen
 
2:06 PM
Are people this desperate about stars?
 
I think we're just trying to think of interesting ways to make it look like many people have starred a message
x 10^80 people have starred this message
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@Sherlock9 hey, mine is honest at least
 
@Sherlock9 what are you going to do when 10 people star your message
 
That's true :D
@LeakyNun D'oh!
 
Do we need another 80+ starred message? "okay seriously stop abusing the star board"
Speaking of which, it's up to 93 stars now.
 
2:09 PM
I just picked 10^80 because that's the estimate for the number of cubic meters in the observable universe
 
@El'endiaStarman Nice
 
By the way, @quartata, remember how I said that I made an optimization to the transcript parsing -> database process? It cut the time for each day in 2016 from several minutes to like 30 seconds.
 
4 hours ago, by Mego
@LeakyNun CMC: three hours without a CMC or a request for one
^ done
i think the first cmc after that was 3 hours later
 
On a different, general note: I'm thinking on how best to make other chat rooms available for analysis. In particular, I want to parse C.SE's main chat room and see how its characteristics differ from this one. I think one of the biggest differences will be average words/characters per message. :P
 
@RohanJhunjhunwala Where did the idea of making this assembly-like language come from?
 
2:21 PM
@LeakyNun essentially I was interested in making a language, I figured that interpreting some simple code would be fairly straightforward. I used TI-Basic as inspiration for an incredibly simple syntax
 
I see
 
@LeakyNun how did the refactor go?
 
@RohanJhunjhunwala 30%
 
@LeakyNun ok, thanks btw I really do appreciate the help
 
Missing a comma
I love how the second I went to fix the indentation I noticed it....
 
2:26 PM
@RohanJhunjhunwala Maybe it will take more time, but I will finish it before I take a long break from this site
 
@RohanJhunjhunwala As my farewell gift ^^
 
?
 
I'm going to take a long break from this site
 
2:36 PM
@LeakyNun Oh, OK.
> Breath weapon 18 used Program in disorder - perhaps you'd better #quit.
I have no idea what this means but I think I did something wrong
 
@LeakyNun Aww... that's too bad. Why? (If you don't mind me asking)
 
@DJMcMayhem for an important examination
 
Huh?
 
Ah, looks like I shouldn't have used AT_BREA
the breath weapons are hard coded
@DJMcMayhem Exam
 
@DJMcMayhem I need to prepare for it
 
2:40 PM
Ooh. Yeah, that's definitely wise.
This site can be a time sucker
 
@LeakyNun Oh dear. Good luck on your exam
 
@DJMcMayhem s/can/is/
 
@Sherlock9 Thank you
I will be back
 
@quartata nethack?
 
When is the exam so we have reasonable timeframe of your return?
 
2:42 PM
Best of luck @LeakyNun
 
@ReleasingHeliumNuclei "is be"?
 
@JonathanAllan Thank you
 
@Sherlock9 yep. totally legit engrish.
 
@ReleasingHeliumNuclei fcc2wis
 
2:44 PM
Oh wow. You mean a looong break.
 
@DJMcMayhem Yes
 
I thought you meant like 3-4 weeks
 
It's really important
 
Next year o_o
 
@leakynun Well, we'll miss you, and best of luck on your exam!
 
2:46 PM
@DJMcMayhem Thank you very much
@Sherlock9 As you can see there are so many subjects
 
We'll go down by a full 3 questions a day while you're gone :D
 
Maybe I'll have more rep than you when you get back. :P
 
@Sherlock9 Sorry I don't understand this sentence
@DJMcMayhem Sure you will
 
@LeakyNun he means while you're gone we'll have less questions per day posted.
 
@DJMcMayhem I see
 
2:50 PM
no more too much answers, its my time to shine! :P
 
@LeakyNun With you here we get ~10 questions/day
 
@Sherlock9 Well I don't really post that many questions
 
While you're gone, I predict a significant drop in questions/day
 
Today, we have had 1
 
Maybe I just need to step up my game and start posting more often.
 
2:50 PM
unless you mean the CMCs
 
Although every time I say that, my question quality drops significantly
 
I tried to find a stats page to back my guess up, but I'm not sure where to look
 
@Sherlock9 do you have access to site analytics?
 
At 4k? Maybe
Ah no. I need 5k to access site analytics
 
Hmm, I can't remember but I think it's five
 
2:52 PM
@Sherlock9 When I'm back how many rep will you have?
 
Ninja'd
 
Depends heavily on how my fifth and sixth semesters go
It could all be a mess and I could take another unintended sabbatical like I did early this year
 
Maybe when I'm back, Literally or Obviously or Apparently will have been released...
 
@Sherlock9 What do you want me to check? I can see we've been averaging 7-10 a day through august
 
Can you stay long enough to answer my pancake sorting post?
 
2:54 PM
Maybe
 
@DJMcMayhem Yeah, that's about it at the moment. Maybe check the difference next year or something
I'm not sure how the comparison would go
 
@Downgoat Maybe when I'm back you will have released Cheddar 2...
 
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Q: Brainf**ck Loop Problem

Nick RodI have a problem for a cyber club that asks you to print: ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA@?>=<;:9876543210/.-,+*)('&%$#"! Using Brainf**k in 29 bytes or less without using the ',' character. I have a working code: ++++++++++[>++++++>+++++++++<<-]>-->.<[>-.<-] However my loop is too long, sendi...

 
Any more comments? May post this soon. meta.codegolf.stackexchange.com/a/9934/47581
 
2:57 PM
@LeakyNun Where r u going?
 
@Downgoat I'm taking a long break from this site
 
He's got a big, important set of examinations starting late March of next year and ending in early May
 
@Downgoat IMO they're both pretty dumb and smelly
 
Man, I'm going to miss your golfing help
Not many people know Pyth, Actually, Sesos, S.I.L.O.S and so on like you do
 
Thank you
 
3:02 PM
@LeakyNun D: ok
 
Wow. Other than search engines, our second biggest referrer is Facebook.
I would not have expected that
 
@DJMcMayhem what's the first?
 
Green eggs are okay. Greeb eggs, not so much
 
@LeakyNun SO
 
@LeakyNun: Good luck on your exams, and I look forward to your return. :)
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@El'endiaStarman Thank you very much
 
@LeakyNun On a related note, I'm impressed at the quality of English here. They must have not used an automatic translator... :P
 
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@ΛεγίωνΜάμμαλϠΨΠʹ Is this like a super-duper caret? :P
 
3:05 PM
@El'endiaStarman English is one of our official languages
 
We should compile a list of interesting challenges LN would like that he missed while away.
 
@Sherlock9 Thank you very much
 
Just add stuff to the list until he comes back and dump the whole thing on him.
You're very, very welcome
 
@Sherlock9 I'll finish all of them
 
I hope so :D
 
3:07 PM
@LeakyNun prolly in like 10 minutes
 
@DJMcMayhem haha thanks
 
Well, I'm not sure that's always a good idea. We find things interesting that we throw in there and you may not like. Or where your answer idea was posted
That's happened to me a lot
 
Maybe we could make a new tag:
 
@Sherlock9 It's a good idea
@El'endiaStarman Thank you very much
 
@El'endiaStarman are you sick of my questions? (It's totally fine you are)
 
3:10 PM
A list you guys could make is who changed to what name
so that when I'm back I'll recognize you guys
 
Oh yeah, that's important
We should already be keeping track of name changes anyway
 
ill be betseg again
 
@Sherlock9 That'll be easy enough with the TNBDE!
 
@El'endiaStarman What is TNBDE?
 
@LeakyNun The Nineteenth Byte Data Explorer.
 
3:12 PM
make SQL queries on chat
 
The Nineteenth Byte Data Explorer? ninja'd
I wanted to finish typing it anyway :P
 
How many characters can you type in one message?
 
Something like 400, I think.
@LeakyNun Exactly 500.
 
@El'endiaStarman I see thanks
 
@El'endiaStarman do you have a timeout on SQL queries?
 
3:21 PM
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Q: PKCS#7 padding validation

Sp3000In cryptography, PKCS#7 padding is a padding scheme which adds a number of bytes N ≥ 1, where the value of each added byte is equal to N. For example, Hello World!, which has 13 bytes, is the following in hex: 48 65 6C 6C 6F 2C 20 57 6F 72 6C 64 21 If we choose to PKCS#7 pad to length 16, the...

 
Why can't I comment on something without having to join the community?
This sucks.
 
@TheBitByte To prevent spam
 
@TheBitByte I responded :)
 
@Adnan Okay, I'm not posting questions or answers, those I'll accept joining the community, but simple comments also? Why?
 
Spam still exists on comments?
 
3:25 PM
Any font suggestions?
 
@ΛεγίωνΜάμμαλϠΨΠʹ Consolas
 
@LeakyNun See you tomorrow
 
@Fatalize see you
 
@ΛεγίωνΜάμμαλϠΨΠʹ Try Inconsolata.
Or Fira Mono.
 
3:33 PM
(please less rockets and more image links instead though)
 
I'm going to have to get used to see your name in italics @Sp3000
 
@Sp3000 why is your name in italics?
ninja'd
 
room owner :)
 
Oh, does that happen? Didn't realise that's what italics meant
 
yeah, for a second I thought that part of your message was in italics, and I kept trying to find it
 
3:35 PM
CMC: Output ΛεγίωνΜάμμαλϠΨΠʹ's rocket in as few bytes as possible.
 
That's just this challenge, right?
 
@TheBitByte I'm not entirely sure if my challenge is compression, actually. Its more or less, removing extraneous information
 
Why is this answer getting no love?
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A: PKCS#7 padding validation

Leaky NunBrachylog, 14 bytes ~c[A:B]t#=h~lB Try it online! ~c[A:B]t#=h~lB ~c[A:B] input is concatenation of A and B t B #= has all equal elements h~lB the first item of B is the length of B

 
@NathanMerrill To me, it's original enough that it's not purely just compression, but it's still compression by another name.
And we have lots of those there.
 
...I still don't think it can be considered compression. Aka, its impossible to know what the original state is
 
3:40 PM
@LeakyNun because it's a Saturday and it's only been up for 10 minutes.
 
lossless compression, by the pigeon-hole principle, has to produce larger outputs some of the time
 
but this doesn't have that feature. It always produces identical or smaller outputs
 
Inconsolata doesn't actually look half-bad
 
@MartinEnder but your answer got one upvote
 
3:44 PM
@TheBitByte I guess it comes down to: is reducing true && false to false compression?
 
@Downgoat did you use to be "@vihan1086"?
 
May 2 at 2:45, by Dr Green Eggs and Ham DJ
I really need to try nethack.
 
lel i remember that run
 
Oh, I never saw it
 
3:49 PM
Did he actually try?
 
what?
no
idk
i was referring to mine, above the linked message
May 2 at 2:45, by Eᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏ Iʀᴋ
When your only item in nethack is a cursed -1 orcish dagger, and you accidentally wielded it. :/
 
@NathanMerrill 10 seconds IIRC.
 
I keep on trying on coming with possible vulnerabilities
...hmmm, you could likely put a huge load by doing lots of memory-intensive queries
maybe add the google captcha?
 
I figure I'll worry about DoS'ing when it happens. :P
 
ok :)
 
3:57 PM
Unbelievable. I was trying to test something and my kitten actually managed to kill a cave fisher
Then again it did miss three turns in a row
 
wat
@quartata lol
 
Yeah, I can't believe it either. It can one-hit me but apparently the kitten is 2 strong
 
And it ate its corpse
 
@quartata is this 3.4.3 or 3.6.0?
 
3:58 PM
Even though it's nine feet long
 
@quartata of course
 
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ 3.6
 
@quartata wait
@quartata what size did you set it to?
 
@EᴀsᴛᴇʀʟʏIʀᴋ I specified the size in the code too.
 
3:59 PM
Yeah, large.
 
I can't pick it up but apparently the kitten has no problem
 
That's a pretty impressive kitten actually
It's M2_STRONG too
 

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