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  • qntm

    Does anything rhyme with "Linux", asking for a friend

    1 days ago

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    @LimeHunter7 But which is better?

    1 days, 4 hours ago

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    The Terminator theme is meant to go

    1 days, 5 hours ago

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    The great thing about Git is that it's decentralised [GitHub goes down] oh no

    3 days, 13 hours ago

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    @inseut Go to and start writing some JavaScript! There's example code in the README in the right-hand panel.

    3 days, 22 hours ago

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    @tef_ebooks How do you respond to allegations that you're "a responsible developer aware of security best-practices"

    4 days, 4 hours ago

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    After Jesse Pinkman escaped he found a career in computer science

    After Jesse Pinkman escaped he found a career in computer science

    4 days, 4 hours ago

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    A good pull request

    A good pull request

    4 days, 9 hours ago

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    Wanna bet the tenth and final Fast & Furious film will be called "The Last Of The Furious"

    4 days, 14 hours ago

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    @SamirTalwar I know of no environment where the `NaN` global is missing, but I suspect that it, like `undefined`, m…

    5 days, 1 hours ago

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    @hierarchon More importantly, disallowing control flow guarantees that the evaluation of any expression will termin…

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    I call this task: FLOAT GOLF

    5 days, 1 hours ago

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    But I think we can do quite a lot better than that!

    5 days, 1 hours ago

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    In the worst case, we systematically test every expression with fewer characters than the decimal representation (24 characters at worst)

    5 days, 1 hours ago

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    Finding the shortest expression which evaluates to a given float is basically a problem of Kolmogorov complexity (I could be wrong)

    5 days, 1 hours ago

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    This seems to be a pretty challenging problem even if you assume no usage or declaration of functions in the available space

    5 days, 1 hours ago

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    `.1+.2` is shorter than `0.30000000000000004` but, starting from the latter, how in the WORLD would you get the former?

    5 days, 1 hours ago

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    And it turns out the number crunching to determine the shortest possible expression of an arbitrary float is deep and complicated

    5 days, 1 hours ago

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    `1<<17` is shorter than `131072`. `~99` is shorter than `-100`. `1e9-7` is shorter than `999999993`. But when is such a substitution safe?

    5 days, 1 hours ago

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    It also replaced `NaN` with `0/0`, turning `x/NaN` (always `NaN`) into `x/0/0` (`Infinity`, `-Infinity`, `NaN`) and SAVING NO CHARACTERS

    5 days, 1 hours ago

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