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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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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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Voice recognition: “Yes” or “No”?

Task Implement a program in minimum bytes of source or binary code that does voice recognition of a voice sample (me saying "yes", "yeah" or "no" in voice or in whisper, plainly or quirkily) based on ...
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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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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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Write a functioning bare-bones IRCd

A bit of an unusual one, but hey, why not? :) The objective: Write a functioning IRC daemon in your language of choice that provides barebones functionality, in as few characters as possible. As long ...
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Find the beats in an MP3 file

In this challenge, your task is to take an simple recording in mp3 format and find the time offsets of the beats in the file. Two example recordings are here: ...
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Unique Sudoku Finder

Challenge: Given a Sudoku board on standard input, find the minimum number of numbers added to make the board unique. Specifics/Rules: The input is formatted as follows (all whitespace is ...
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Disco Zoo animal hunt

This question is inspired by the game Disco Zoo Background Disco Zoo is a game where you can go into the wild and rescue animals. Once you have found an animal you can put it in your zoo for your ...
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Approximate square root from algorithm time complexity

There have been a few square root challenges lately, but I think this one is different. Challenge Find an algorithm such that the worst case time complexity is proportional to n^2 and the best case ...
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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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