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2006\12\14@074310 by Russell McMahon

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Gavin Higgie wants to know.
Others may be interested.


       www.newscientisttech.com/channel/tech/dn10404-software-learns-cartography-by-watching-mapmakers.html

2006\12\14@085642 by Tony Smith

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> Gavin Higgie wants to know.
> Others may be interested.
>        
> www.newscientisttech.com/channel/tech/dn10404-software-
> learns-cartography-by-watching-mapmakers.html


Huh.

Back in my day, we actually went outside and measured the damn road.  In the
snow.  And uphill, both ways even.

Mind you, we did wear shoes though.  What softies.  At least the tape
measures were gone at that point, and we discovered that rain, fog and large
trucks would bugger up your infrared beam.  I guess snow would too.  Oh, the
hardships we had to endure.

You kids these days.  Still, I guess it's been 20 years since anyone drew
(as in with  pencils & stuff) a map in Australia.

I wonder if you could measure shadows to get a topographical map.  Off a
fence line would work...

Tony

2006\12\14@104811 by piclist

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Now if they would only write software that could write itself, it would
save me
a lot of time.


-Mario

Quoting Russell McMahon <spam_OUTapptechTakeThisOuTspamparadise.net.nz>:

> Gavin Higgie wants to know.
> Others may be interested.
>
>
>        
> www.newscientisttech.com/channel/tech/dn10404-software-learns-cartography-by-watching-mapmakers.html
> -

2006\12\14@123957 by Denny Esterline

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> Now if they would only write software that could write itself, it would
> save me
> a lot of time.


I seem to recall a contest a few years ago where you had to write a program
that would output it's own listing. A special "Worst Abuse of the Rules"
prize was given to an entry that was an empty text file.

-Denny

2006\12\14@170519 by Peter P.

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Denny Esterline <desterline <at> gmail.com> writes:

> I seem to recall a contest a few years ago where you had to write a program
> that would output it's own listing. A special "Worst Abuse of the Rules"
> prize was given to an entry that was an empty text file.

Same as the game of Whist where you can win if you play the zero (and achieve
it). It is typical loser attitude from the judges to award a 'special' prize for
the cleverest solution used. It almost sort of hides their omission in the
specification of the rules. But not quite.

Peter


2006\12\14@181544 by PICLIST

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In light of the season and discussions of strange coding contests, may I present
what is in my opinion the best case of obfuscated C code in existence:

/**********************************************************************/
#include <stdio.h>
main(t,_,a) char *a; {
return!0<t?t<3?main(-79,-13,a+main(-87,1-_,main(-86,0,a+1)+a)):1,
t<_?main(t+1,_,a):3,main(-94,-27+t,a)&&t==2?_<13?
main(2,_+1,"%s %d %d\n"):9:16:t<0?t<-72?main(_,t,
"@n'+,#'/*{}w+/w#cdnr/+,{}r/*de}+,/*{*+,/w{%+,/w#q#n+,/#{l+,/n{n+,/+#n+,/#\
;#q#n+,/+k#;*+,/'r :'d*'3,}{w+K w'K:'+}e#';dq#'l \
q#'+d'K#!/+k#;q#'r}eKK#}w'r}eKK{nl]'/#;#q#n'){)#}w'){){nl]'/+#n';d}rw' i;# \
){nl]!/n{n#'; r{#w'r nc{nl]'/#{l,+'K {rw' iK{;[{nl]'/w#q#n'wk nw' \
iwk{KK{nl]!/w{%'l##w#' i; :{nl]'/*{q#'ld;r'}{nlwb!/*de}'c \
;;{nl'-{}rw]'/+,}##'*}#nc,',#nw]'/+kd'+e}+;#'rdq#w! nr'/ ') }+}{rl#'{n' ')# \
}'+}##(!!/"):t<-50?_==*a?putchar(31[a]):main(-65,_,a+1):main((*a=='/')+t,_,a+1)
:0<t?main(2,2,"%s"):*a=='/'||main(0,main(-61,*a,
"!ek;dc i@bK'(q)-[w]*%n+r3#l,{}:\nuwloca-O;m .vpbks,fxntdCeghiry"),a+1); }
/**********************************************************************/

I do not know who the original author is. This does compile on most C compilers
and produces rather surprising results!

-----Original Message-----
<<SNIP>>
I seem to recall a contest a few years ago where you had to write a program
that would output it's own listing. A special "Worst Abuse of the Rules"
prize was given to an entry that was an empty text file.
<<SNIP>>

2006\12\16@015025 by tachyon 1

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 ----- Original Message -----
 From: "Tony Smith"
 To: "'Microcontroller discussion list - Public.'"
 Subject: RE: [EE]:: Software-learns-cartography-by-watching-mapmakers
 Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 00:55:43 +1100


 > Gavin Higgie wants to know.
 > Others may be interested.
 >
 > www.newscientisttech.com/channel/tech/dn10404-software-
 > learns-cartography-by-watching-mapmakers.html


 Huh.

 Back in my day, we actually went outside and measured the damn road.
 In the
 snow. And uphill, both ways even.

 Mind you, we did wear shoes though. What softies. At least the tape
 measures were gone at that point, and we discovered that rain, fog
 and large
 trucks would bugger up your infrared beam. I guess snow would too.
 Oh, the
 hardships we had to endure.

 You kids these days. Still, I guess it's been 20 years since anyone
 drew
 (as in with pencils & stuff) a map in Australia.

 Drew with a pencil, Australians have developed opposeable thumbs?!
 (ducks)

 I wonder if you could measure shadows to get a topographical map. Off
 a
 fence line would work...

 Tony

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2006\12\18@060124 by Peter P.

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> PICLIST <piclist <at> shaw.ca> writes:
...

Find it here? :

 http://www.ioccc.org/

Peter P.


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