The Next Contest(s) -- ideas

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    ok. here it is - who has the most senile father? my dad asked me to drive 8o miles round-trip just to get a prescription change for his eye-glasses today....he woke me up out of a dead-sleep at 6:3o am to ask me this. there are a dozen professional eye-glass places here in the town we live in.
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    Well lets get serious and decide about the contest.. Hope encryption is on the list..

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    sorry vasanth, I wasn't talking about ur snake game at all!!!! That game wasn't even in my head when I posted that, sorry
    oh i'm sorry! i didn;t realize my fist was rushing to meet ur face!

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    It dosent matter buddy.. I was just joking... You dont have to feel sorry for simple matters like that.. Hope the contest is soon anounced.. I have my exams from the 10th of june...

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    The next contest should be a worthwhile challenge to any level of programming. I would vote for a cash register program too. We could even set requirements like seeing to it that the POS system is strictly dependant on 1 file for loading. All changes to that system's file's are done in a single file, so that the program does not need recompilation to be redirected to different filenames. Likewise, no real data should be hard-coded into the program. Sound like fun?
    In the future, we might run several contest's concurrently, with several levels of difficulty. But this should be geared toward all sorts of programmers.
    Compression seems interesting but, unfortunately, this would occlude newbies from participating (...how about a compiler, for that matter?!... ), and still others would probably resort to "incorporating" existing algorithms into their code.
    So maybe not compression.
    Ditto for the text editor, I guess, although may be not as difficult as it sounds, not sure on that one .
    Graphics is not a good canidate to me. Too non-portable, still it deserves a chance in a more specialized contest.
    So what are some other ideas?

    BTW:
    I do have a couple high difficulty ideas for the future, too. Here are some of my suggestions:
    -A voice recognition engine...(password validation, for example)
    -Yes, a compiler...
    -A text recognition engine...easier than biometrics!...
    -A browser, console OK too...
    -A flight simulator, again- console OK...

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    My foreign language exams start June 4th. Los examenes son dificiles. No me gusta.

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    Start it fast guys.. i am dead waiting..

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    -A voice recognition engine...(password validation, for example)
    -Yes, a compiler...
    -A text recognition engine...easier than biometrics!...
    -A browser, console OK too...
    -A flight simulator, again- console OK...
    Well, I know that I would nlot be able to do any of these... I think there should either be 2 contests of different levels of difficulty (not much chance of this happaning, huh?), or one that everyone can do... it could be a program that doesn't require much to make a simple one, but allows people to expand on their knowledge... I don't know.
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    >Yes, a compiler...

    Well, how about a script language interpreter? Newbies could do something basic-like, more advanced participants were able to implement more sophisticated features that could make the results actually useful .

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    Originally posted by vasanth
    Start it fast guys.. i am dead waiting..
    it will start once the poll has finished, with mostly the same rules as the other one

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