View Poll Results: Choose the best idea for a contest

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  • Cash Register Program

    2 6.67%
  • Encryption/Decryption Program

    9 30.00%
  • Compression Program

    6 20.00%
  • Text Editor

    1 3.33%
  • Calculator w/only bitwise operations

    1 3.33%
  • A Card Game

    1 3.33%
  • Obfuscation

    1 3.33%
  • Hex Editor

    1 3.33%
  • Hangman Game

    3 10.00%
  • Fruit Machine (?)

    5 16.67%

The Next Contest -- 48-hr poll

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    The Next Contest -- 48-hr poll

    introducing new ideas has hopefully finished, now vote!

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    I say encription/decryption, I'm gonna need it for a game I'm going to start making.

    And an idea for rating the prgram: the more complex the encryprion, the better. I might enter. Is it going to be C or C++ or both or what?

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    > And an idea for rating the prgram: the more complex the encryprion, the better.
    Won't this be decided by the judges themselves?
    Won't the judges also look upon effeciency, easy to read code, proper modularization, etc? Not just "the bigger the better".
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    Whoops. I want to revote. I didn't notice the obfuscation choice. Change mine from hangman to obfuscation.

    - although, I think hangman would allow some 'newbie' guys in. Obfuscation and cryptography aren't the easiest things for new guys.
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    I vote for a newb contest

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    you know...i have always wanted to make a computer version of VC...
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    a possible encryption program would be judged like the one at flashdaddee. other than obvious general program features (ie, whether or not it crashes) there's specific stuff for encryption:
    strength -- it should not be breakable through brute force and ignorance
    size -- don't add more than 10% of the size of the original string
    complexity -- make it simple and creative at the same time. it's easy to just do stuff to a string until it's unrecognizable. it's easy to just xor the string by a repeating pattern. i want the best of both worlds.

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    Well i think encryption wins oops (will win). Well i think an entire encryption program should not be submited.. But just the encryption function which takes an array with strings or a text file as an argument... And it should return the encrypted/decrypted text.. I think this would be more efficient because.. Each user may create his own interface.. And some may use graphics which is not standardised.. So it will create unecessary problems..

    And i think it should be a text only encryption program so that even novice users can contest... Since they can use simple alphabet changing algorithm etc etc.. So it is upto you guys to decide.. Expecting the contest soon..

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    I had already submited my encryption program in this boaed and many have.. Hope no one re-submits these codes and programs as their own... It would be better if the creator should explain each peice of code and how it works in plain english..... Hope these are taken into consideration....

    ANd i think the user should also give the binary while submiting .. because i have seen my code does not compile for most of you guys because it is not standard ansi C.. This happened to my last snake game....

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    Originally posted by vasanth

    ANd i think the user should also give the binary while submiting .. because i have seen my code does not compile for most of you guys because it is not standard ansi C.. This happened to my last snake game....
    No way !! As much as I like your snake game, I think the source should be portable. Particularly if it is only encryption.
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    Well what if.. I use graphics to make the user interface.. Well graphics library cannot be standardsed.. And that too in c++ where you have alegro, BGI etc etc

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    i just realized fruit machine meant slot machine... sorry to those americans confused.

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    I vote for bit wise calculator, because I'd like to see the results. I don't understand bitwise operations at all.
    Otoh, I could probably write a pretty obfuscated program. Do it w/o really trying....
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    Hey now i get what fruit machine is.. I would have voted for it if i knew... Damm i voted for encryption.. And any way the fruit machne would contain graphics.. And it is not standardised... So how will you compile the programs..


    it is better some one clarifys about the non standards.. like graphics etc etc here.. before the contest
    Last edited by vasanth; 05-30-2002 at 09:46 PM.

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    if you want to change something ask a mod to do so

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