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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by bmah, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. bmah

    bmah Moderator, Model S/X, California Forums

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    From one of my co-workers on my work's Slack:

    I've been doing a lot of regex puzzles lately and watching space stuff. Was thinking about having a "\sX" shirt made.

    Bruce.
     
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  2. favo

    favo P3D+ owner

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    / X/ or /[ ]X/ would be more accurate.
     
  3. thecloud

    thecloud As rhythm raced inside, the ship came alive

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    0x20 0x58
     
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    TEG TMC Moderator

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    And old favorite...
    Q: Why do programmers get Halloween and Christmas mixed up?
    A: Because Oct(31)=Dec(25)
     
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  5. thecloud

    thecloud As rhythm raced inside, the ship came alive

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    There are only 10 types of people in the world, if you think in binary terms. ;)
     
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    I’m not quite that nerdy. :oops: Explanation?
     
  7. KerryOH

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    Actual entries in a dictionary of data processing terms circa 1980:

    Endless Loop: see Loop Endless


    Loop Endless: see Endless Loop
     
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  8. ggr

    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29, M3P 80k

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    \s in a regular expression matches any white space.
     
  9. bmah

    bmah Moderator, Model S/X, California Forums

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    And regular expressions are a computer / mathematical language for matching patterns of characters within text.

    Forwarding this thread to my co-worker.

    Bruce.
     
  10. ecarfan

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    #10 ecarfan, Sep 12, 2019
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    Okay thanks. Could you please use non-programming words to explain “\sX” to me?

    Does “X” stand for “SpaceX”?

    If so, does “\sX” translate to “Everything is about SpaceX” or something similar?

    While I’m not a programmer, I can still enjoy things like xkcd.com but I’m not grasping Bruce’s intended meaning of “\sX”.
     
  11. WarpedOne

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    Regular expression are the worst thing to come after sliced bread ...
     
  12. bmah

    bmah Moderator, Model S/X, California Forums

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    You could pronounce "\sX" as "space X" (although a couple of other people upthread suggested regular expressions that might be a better fit).

    It wasn't my joke for the record....came from one of my coworkers who is a SpaceX enthusiast.

    Bruce.
     
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    Okay...I guess I need to Google what a “regex puzzle” is so I can get the joke...
    So I went to Regex Crossword and now have to try doing a puzzle tonight.
     
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    The programming language C and Unix (Linux is essentially a clone of Unix) evolved together and both use regular expressions. You might use something like \s when searching for any white space character (tab, space, etc.) in a string. \sX would technically translate to "white space X", but could translate to SpaceX too. @thecloud above did SpaceX in ASCII (in hexadecimal using C and C++ format).
     
  15. ICUDoc

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    wow. This thread is BEYOND nerdy!
     
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    I'm deep into C and C++ almost daily and I had never heard of regex puzzles. I had to look them up.
     
  17. bxr140

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    Not related to the subject post in anything but spirit, this gave me a chuckle yesterday. Comes from a rando buzzfeed.

    73319551-CAAC-4E63-9055-7CF76DC8D98C.jpeg
     
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  18. adiggs

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    My wife found this t-shirt and showed me a pic of it a month or 2 back. Our copy arrived and I'm wearing it at work today. It's been a hit among my colleagues.

    They're gonna love the next one:

    https://www.amazon.com/Velociraptor-Distanceraptor-Timeraptor-Funny-Physics/dp/B077KQ42Y4/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_193_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=7NX4MJV6GK099HREK254
     
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  19. ecarfan

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    This thread is getting pretty random, so in the spirit of all things just barely but not really SpaceX related, here goes:

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. ecarfan

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    More barely SpaceX related material (Credit: Rocket Launch )

    [​IMG]
     
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