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Build a working game of Tetris in Conway's Game of Life

Here is a theoretical question - one that doesn't afford an easy answer in any case, not even the trivial one. In Conway's Game of Life, there exist constructs such as the metapixel which allow the ...
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Create a chatbot for the Stack Exchange chatrooms

The challenge The goal of this challenge is to create a chatbot that can run in the chatrooms of Stack Exchange. Your bot needs to be able to detect when specific commands are posted by a user and ...
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Stitch a picture

NOTE: This question is currently in the SANDBOX. Please bear this in mind before adding new answers. I have a large collection of fine art. My toddler is learning to use scissors and glue; lately ...
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Rubik's Revenge

Everyone likes a good puzzle. After all, that's the basis for Code Golf and Code Challenge! What better puzzle exists than the famous Rubik's Cube? Well what else but her slightly larger sister, ...
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Build a MU puzzle solver

The MU puzzle is a puzzle in which you find out whether you can turn MI into MU given the following operations: If your string ends in I, you may add a U to the end. (e.g. MI -> MIU) If your ...
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Efficient error-free* encoding

The mission As is well known, the genetic material of all known creatures on Earth is encoded in DNA; using the four nucleotides adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine. (Commonly represented by ...
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Design and Solve a Maze [on hold while sandboxing]

Your task is to play the roles of both characters in this scene from Inception. In it, Cobb gives Ariadne a challenge: You have two minutes to design a maze that takes one minute to solve. Some ...
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StackExchange Mustafa can't stand to be asked the same question three times

Austin: "Who sent you?" Mustafa: "You have to kill me!" Austin: "Who sent you?" Mustafa: "Kiss my ass, Powers!" Austin: "Who sent you?" Mustafa: "Dr. Evil." (...) ...
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Can you connect the dots?

This challenge is based off of Flow Free. An online version can be found here: http://www.moh97.us/ You will be given a puzzle, and you must return 1 if the puzzle is solvable, or 0 if it is not. ...
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Underhanded Bank Account

You are working as a programmer for a bank. Your task is to write a program that handles the transactions from one bank account to another. The program should do the following: Run in an infinite ...
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Shortest 2-Player Game of Halma

In Chess, it's possible for the game to end after 4 moves (2 each) with a Fool's Mate. Your goal is to find the Fool's Mate of Halma: the 2-player game of Halma that minimises the number of turns ...
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Factor a polynomial over a finite field or the integers

Without using any built-in factoring/polynomial functions, factor a polynomial completely into irreducibles over the integers or a finite field. Input Your program/function will receive some prime ...
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X greater than 3 with at least 2 difference between X and Y

I am trying to golf down some C++. Is it possible to make this condition shorter? X > 3 & X - Y > 1 (Apart from removing whitespace, of course.) So, X is at least 4 but X >= Y + 2. X ...
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Circle packing in a rectangle

Your task is to write a program that finds the largest radius that N circles can have and still fit inside of a rectangle that is X by Y pixels large. (similar to this wikipedia article) Your program ...
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Animating the Separation of Fluids by Density

Let the characters 0123456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ represent the particles of 36 immiscible fluids, each more dense than the last. So the 0 fluid is the least dense and floats on all the others, ...

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