Have You Programmed Anything Cool?

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    I can't in good conscience (translation: legally) be specific about my old dark side activities. Those are the only programs I've written that most people would consider "cool".

    >If you have, tell us all what it is.
    A complete implementation of the C standard library and large portions of the C++ standard library. Does that count?
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    I wrote every single piece of software used by the NSA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prelude
    I can't in good conscience (translation: legally) be specific about my old dark side activities. Those are the only programs I've written that most people would consider "cool".
    you're an evil hacker. If I've ever used any of your software, thanks

    now that none of you saw any of that, the coolest thing I've written is "an" IRC bot that may become a (backup) relay bot (if I can get around to leaning threads and having it connect to more than one server), and another IRC bot that's sitting on a channel tied to a radio station that's creating an audio archive of the station, and at the same time taking up space in #tech (see my sig). Her original intent was to keep ops and stuff in #tech, but services made that kinda obsolete. Now she archives the station. The could-be relay bot helps keep ops in nodes without services.

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    Well, it may not be cool, but really useful! Its called Dtp and it translates dollars to pounds(thats what DTP stands for). I use it when ordering something from US .

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    I wrote this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuart_cpp
    Well, it may not be cool, but really useful! Its called Dtp and it translates dollars to pounds(thats what DTP stands for). I use it when ordering something from US .

    I use google.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba
    I wrote this post.
    You need to post it in the C++ forum...I'm getting syntax errors and I'm not sure why!
    I'm not immature, I'm refined in the opposite direction.

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    I never really wrote anything! I'd usually just use the keyboard and type the damn stuff.

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    Wrote Rendera entirely from scratch in C. Might be a bit dated, but does most of what I wanted. There were many gotchas along the way, I have a lot of respect for people writing graphics apps now.

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    I wrote a sort of evolution simulator that tracked the allele distribution of a population. Allele combinations indicated good/bad/neutral traits about each 'creature' in the population, traits helped indicate a pecking order for mating (no pun intended), and so on. Changing how 'weighted' certain traits were, what mating guidlines were, life span, age of sexual maturity, etc. changed how the population's allele patterns changed over time (and how quickly).

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    tic tac toe game in basic which uses like 10 000 lines of code ( i didn't used any loop's, arrays, or anything )
    u was pretty dumb so i compared nine variables for all possible solutions in all possible times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prelude
    A complete implementation of the C standard library and large portions of the C++ standard library. Does that count?
    I would definitely categorize that as cool, everyone's always using some base library no matter how complex the problem is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElastoManiac
    tic tac toe game in basic which uses like 10 000 lines of code ( i didn't used any loop's, arrays, or anything )
    u was pretty dumb so i compared nine variables for all possible solutions in all possible times.
    10000? Whoa. What I've got so far for my pet project is way less than that and does more than tic tac toe. Hell we had to do TTT in Computing with Pascal and couldn't have been much more than 150 lines or so.

    Meh.
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    Oh yes i didn't used functions, so i copy-ed the same code all over the place. And used bunch of gotos. So you can just imagine what a mess that was...
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