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  • Professor checking for cheaters asking for homework help.

    1 2.33%
  • Student looking for non-cheating homework help

    0 0%
  • Student looking for you nubs to do my homework for me.

    0 0%
  • Professional giving back to the community.

    16 37.21%
  • New to C/C++ tryign to learn.

    9 20.93%
  • I was promised pie! (other)

    17 39.53%

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  1. #1
    Malum in se abachler's Avatar
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    Why do you visit cboard?

    Why do you visit cboard?
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Well at first it was option #5, of course...then for a while #4...but now I'm leaning most towards #6.

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    ... and they gave me a pizza instead.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I was promised cake. But the cake is a lie.

    I came here as a noob who forgot to put break statements in his switch/case block. Now I'm probably in the "giving back to the community" category, but considering how much I still learn, and how little I actually get to use my C at work, I'd hardly say I'm professional. "Serious hobbyist", I'll say.

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    Woof, woof! zacs7's Avatar
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    Hmm, there's no "student giving back the community"

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    Things I like:

    * Helping
    * Being sarcastic

    I can do both here
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    and the hat of int overfl Salem's Avatar
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    <homer>Mmmm - pie</homer>
    Code:
    									char
    							    _3141592654[3141
    	  ],__3141[3141];_314159[31415],_3141[31415];main(){register char*
          _3_141,*_3_1415, *_3__1415; register int _314,_31415,__31415,*_31,
        _3_14159,__3_1415;*_3141592654=__31415=2,_3141592654[0][_3141592654
       -1]=1[__3141]=5;__3_1415=1;do{_3_14159=_314=0,__31415++;for( _31415
      =0;_31415<(3,14-4)*__31415;_31415++)_31415[_3141]=_314159[_31415]= -
    1;_3141[*_314159=_3_14159]=_314;_3_141=_3141592654+__3_1415;_3_1415=
    __3_1415    +__3141;for			(_31415 = 3141-
    	   __3_1415  ;			_31415;_31415--
    	   ,_3_141 ++,			_3_1415++){_314
    	   +=_314<<2 ;			_314<<=1;_314+=
    	  *_3_1415;_31			 =_314159+_314;
    	  if(!(*_31+1)			 )* _31 =_314 /
    	  __31415,_314			 [_3141]=_314 %
    	  __31415 ;* (			 _3__1415=_3_141
    	 )+= *_3_1415			  = *_31;while(*
    	 _3__1415 >=			  31415/3141 ) *
    	 _3__1415+= -			  10,(*--_3__1415
    	)++;_314=_314			  [_3141]; if ( !
    	_3_14159 && *			  _3_1415)_3_14159
    	=1,__3_1415 =			  3141-_31415;}if(
    	_314+(__31415			   >>1)>=__31415 )
    	while ( ++ *			   _3_141==3141/314
           )*_3_141--=0			   ;}while(_3_14159
           ) ; { char *			   __3_14= "3.1415";
           write((3,1),			   (--*__3_14,__3_14
           ),(_3_14159			    ++,++_3_14159))+
          3.1415926; }			    for ( _31415 = 1;
         _31415<3141-			    1;_31415++)write(
        31415% 314-(			    3,14),_3141592654[
      _31415    ] +				   "0123456789","314"
      [ 3]+1)-_314;				   puts((*_3141592654=0
    ,_3141592654))				    ;_314= *"3.141592";}
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
    If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.
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    Am I the only one in here that actually got a piece of pie from webmaster?

    I'm suppose you're all going to tell them that he didn't give you wine and touch you in your naughty belows, either...
    Sent from my iPad®

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    In my head happyclown's Avatar
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    My initial reason for coming here was "New to C/C++ trying to learn".

    I've dumped C and switched to VB, but like to drop in, out of habit.

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    When I started learning C++, I learnt awfully lot by reading the threads, even though I haven't posted many questions (I usually tend to find the solution on my own immediately after posting). For example, giving up using things like:

    Code:
    bool foo()
    {
        if (something == x) return true;
        else return false;
    }
    Another thing is that one of the best ways to learn is to teach others. (Trying to explain something to others or to solve others' problems makes you research and form a clear understanding of things that you have limited understanding of. Also you get to exercise finding problems in code.)

    One should try to avoiding biting too large bits, though. If a topic is completely beyond your abilities, in your eagerness to help you might give complete noob advice which completely misses the target.

    I still find a lot to learn here (even more perhaps, when people start using C++0x more). I do find threads about keeping the console open less and less exciting, though.
    I might be wrong.

    Thank you, anon. You sure know how to recognize different types of trees from quite a long way away.
    Quoted more than 1000 times (I hope).

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    Woof, woof! zacs7's Avatar
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    Odd that the options

    * "Because I'm better than everyone else and I like to let them know it"
    * "Because I'm writing a book and I need questions for the FAQ"

    weren't there

    > I do find threads about keeping the console open less and less exciting, though.
    Hence what brewbuck said about sarcasm

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    Any hints on getting 'pie' to run without segf?

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    Hail to the king, baby. Akkernight's Avatar
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    I came here 'cause I didn't understand pointers, how unoriginal? xP Anyways, it has been awhile since I've been here, I've just been working, am going to collage soon, but I'm still option #5 ... I want to tell others what to do! *whine*
    Currently research OpenGL

  14. #14
    {Jaxom,Imriel,Liam}'s Dad Kennedy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    <homer>Mmmm - pie</homer>
    Code:
    									char
    							    _3141592654[3141
    	  ],__3141[3141];_314159[31415],_3141[31415];main(){register char*
          _3_141,*_3_1415, *_3__1415; register int _314,_31415,__31415,*_31,
        _3_14159,__3_1415;*_3141592654=__31415=2,_3141592654[0][_3141592654
       -1]=1[__3141]=5;__3_1415=1;do{_3_14159=_314=0,__31415++;for( _31415
      =0;_31415<(3,14-4)*__31415;_31415++)_31415[_3141]=_314159[_31415]= -
    1;_3141[*_314159=_3_14159]=_314;_3_141=_3141592654+__3_1415;_3_1415=
    __3_1415    +__3141;for			(_31415 = 3141-
    	   __3_1415  ;			_31415;_31415--
    	   ,_3_141 ++,			_3_1415++){_314
    	   +=_314<<2 ;			_314<<=1;_314+=
    	  *_3_1415;_31			 =_314159+_314;
    	  if(!(*_31+1)			 )* _31 =_314 /
    	  __31415,_314			 [_3141]=_314 %
    	  __31415 ;* (			 _3__1415=_3_141
    	 )+= *_3_1415			  = *_31;while(*
    	 _3__1415 >=			  31415/3141 ) *
    	 _3__1415+= -			  10,(*--_3__1415
    	)++;_314=_314			  [_3141]; if ( !
    	_3_14159 && *			  _3_1415)_3_14159
    	=1,__3_1415 =			  3141-_31415;}if(
    	_314+(__31415			   >>1)>=__31415 )
    	while ( ++ *			   _3_141==3141/314
           )*_3_141--=0			   ;}while(_3_14159
           ) ; { char *			   __3_14= "3.1415";
           write((3,1),			   (--*__3_14,__3_14
           ),(_3_14159			    ++,++_3_14159))+
          3.1415926; }			    for ( _31415 = 1;
         _31415<3141-			    1;_31415++)write(
        31415% 314-(			    3,14),_3141592654[
      _31415    ] +				   "0123456789","314"
      [ 3]+1)-_314;				   puts((*_3141592654=0
    ,_3141592654))				    ;_314= *"3.141592";}
    What a bunch of junk. this doesn't even compile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyda View Post
    Any hints on getting 'pie' to run without segf?
    Mingw of code::blocks gave an compile-time error. So used that good old DJGPP. Compiled fine with an warning.

    Just in case if you are wondering what the output would be, here's a hint:
    Theme is pi->e =pie.
    Wonderful obfuscation!.
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    - Albert Einstein.


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