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Whither the 19th IOCCC?

kdawson posted more than 5 years ago | from the now-that's-obfuscated dept.

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dazedNconfuzed writes "Whatever happened to the 19th IOCCC? The opening thereof was announced over two years ago and the winners' names were posted, but the source code was never released — leaving the results of the 2006 contest unknown as we get well into 2009. Emails to questions@ioccc.org just bounce. Surely the quiet absence of a high point of geekdom becomes news at some point!"

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they are still... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26979155)

figuring out the entries

Re:tahreey sltil... (2, Funny)

0100010001010011 (652467) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979211)

foiugtu rtihneg esnetir

Re:tahreey sltil... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26980543)

foiugtu rtihneg esnetir

Actually, she has a glandular problem, you insensitive clod!

Geeks are so 1980s (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26979491)

Geeks are dead. Long live - the lackey !! The linux lackey of freetard manor is born !! REJOICE remaining geeks. No more geeks jokes. No more dates with your cousin. No more stereotypes, as true as they are. And no more geek squad. Gawd, if ever anything killed the geek, that was it.

Re:Geeks are so 1980s (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26979531)

I wish I could get a date with my cousin...

Re:Geeks are so 1980s (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26980343)

In no way is the parent comment off-topic. This is about geeks and the IOCCC, the comment fits right in.

Re:they are still... (2, Funny)

ta bu shi da yu (687699) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979735)

And may it ever be that way. I think the world should be spared of any more obfuscated code. :-)

Find the winners and ask them for their code (2, Insightful)

Lorens (597774) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979191)

You have their names, shouldn't be too difficult.

It's just an extra layer of obfuscation (3, Funny)

forkazoo (138186) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979195)

The code was so obfuscated, the people running the competition were actually driven completely mad and committed suicide. Now you need to be *extra* clever to have them receive your submission, and you have to be willing to kill yourself to see the results.

Re:It's just an extra layer of obfuscation (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26986931)

printf("Hastur, Hastur, Hastur");

Or Underhanded C contest? (4, Informative)

cras (91254) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979227)

http://underhanded.xcott.com/ [xcott.com] doesn't mention anything about last year's winners and the contest ended almost 5 months ago.. The one time I bother sending a submission to these kind of contests and the contest appears to die :(

Re:Or Underhanded C contest? (1)

certain death (947081) | more than 5 years ago | (#26981253)

We will remember this and be watching you! Are you really the grim reaper of C Code in disguise?!?

Re:Or Underhanded C contest? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26982251)

you killed it! shame on you!!

Re:Or Underhanded C contest? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26982597)

The one time I bother sending a submission to these kind of contests and the contest appears to die

Apparently your entry was excellently obfuscated. It confused the entire contest.

Re:Or Underhanded C contest? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26983411)

If I remember correctly, the year before it took them about 10 months to post results.

There, I've saved you a Google search... (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26979259)

That's the The International Obfuscated C Code Contest.

Re:There, I've saved you a Google search... (0, Flamebait)

4D6963 (933028) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979559)

OMGRU new here? Everybody knew that, now hand in your geek card ;-)

Re:There, I've saved you a Google search... (2)

ketilwaa (1095727) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979693)

No everybody didn't

Re:There, I've saved you a Google search... (1)

digitig (1056110) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980461)

Evrybody who is anybody. By definition, I think.

Re:There, I've saved you a Google search... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26980497)

You think by definition? Is that the definition of you specifically, or humanity in general?
I can think of at least a couple of anybodys who did not know that, depending on the environment you ask, up to many million anybodys.

Re:There, I've saved you a Google search... (1)

4D6963 (933028) | more than 5 years ago | (#26981077)

Everybody worthy of carrying a geek card did.

Re:There, I've saved you a Google search... (1)

ketilwaa (1095727) | more than 5 years ago | (#26981107)

Oh noes!! The geek-in-chief has labeled me a non geek! Oh, the horror!

Geek card :) (2, Funny)

troll8901 (1397145) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980207)

My geek card is a digital certificate. You can just download a copy by yourself.

Re:There, I've saved you a Google search... (1)

socsoc (1116769) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980911)

But who knows what OMGRU means?

Re:There, I've saved you a Google search... (1)

the white plague (1436257) | more than 5 years ago | (#26982789)

Have you ever put YHBT YHL HTH HAND in an authorize header? Are you, or have you ever been, a regular at the scary devil monastery?

Re:There, I've saved you a Google search... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26984685)

and secondarily, the International Olympic Committe for (Confusing) C Coding.

Half-assed (1, Troll)

PyroMosh (287149) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979263)

I had never heard of this. But a quick googling reveals lots of similar problems with past contests, such as not being able to organize in time to have contestants some years, etc.

Sounds like it's a half-assed operation that's just not very well organized. Like 99% of Source Forge projects. People sign on, lose interest, and disappear. That's the nature of open source sometimes, you have to wade through lots of shit to get to the gems. (though I'd say the gems tend to make things worth it).

Hardly what I would call a high point of anything. Seeing the source would be neat, but I wouldn't lose any sleep over this.

Re:Half-assed (3, Funny)

DMUTPeregrine (612791) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979279)

In the case of the IOCCC, you have to wade through shit to get to the good shit.

Re:Half-assed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26979409)

Wow.

Re:Half-assed (2, Insightful)

Abcd1234 (188840) | more than 5 years ago | (#26981689)

I had never heard of this.

Jebus... time to turn in your geek card. The IOCCC has been operating off and on since *1984*, ffs.

they all win (1)

lemur3 (997863) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979267)

Just taking part is a large enough honor!

Re:they all win (2, Interesting)

SL Baur (19540) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980637)

Just taking part is a large enough honor!

True, true and entertaining. I took part in one of the earliest IOCCCs. None of my 3 entries won anything, but at least I have bragging rights that I tried.

1) A program that consisted of mostly all 0/O,1/l characters that converted binary to decimal/decimal to binary depending upon what name it was invoked with.

2) A one liner that printed "Hello World!\n" with each character generated from a subprocess based on an obfuscated state table. That was apparently more obfuscated to the Pyramid kernel than to the reviewers - I got dinged at work when I ran the program right before mailing it off and a subprocess or two got disconnected and ran overnight and my project was billed CPU time. Oops!

3) A curses/CPP hack that used as symbol and keyword names all of the different variant Unix and Unix-wannabe flavors of the time (they're all listed in one of lwall's vintage configure scripts, though I did not use that as a reference) and floated in characters from off-screen to reveal the message "System V - from now on, consider it standard"

My favorite winner is the one that is the source that is portable to FORTRAN, /bin/sh and C.

I wish I still had the rejection messages. Seems like it would make a good job interview item - "Hey, I can't win an obfuscated coding contest even when I *TRY*."

slashdot front page- the new facebook? (4, Funny)

drDugan (219551) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979287)

oh dear

connection request: "kdawson would like to find you"

Weird... this one too.... (5, Funny)

nmoog (701216) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979305)

I've also noticed that this fortune city personal hom page [fortunecity.com] from 1999 is still under construction... Any one know when it might be done?

Re:Weird... this one too.... (1)

jrwr00 (1035020) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979381)

Haha he has a link for The Zone... God that was a long time ago, anyone remember the game that they had on there called "Ants"

Re:Weird... this one too.... (1)

OvermindDL1 (948771) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979695)

Heh, that was such a twist in style, so simple yet addicting. That has been so many years ago...

Re:Weird... this one too.... (1)

justinlee37 (993373) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979719)

I miss Ants. I wish there was a place you could play it, if even just for the nostalgia.

Re:Weird... this one too.... (1)

jrwr00 (1035020) | more than 5 years ago | (#26982775)

Drop me a email, there is a place that i know of that still has a working lobby for it

Re:Weird... this one too.... (2, Funny)

uofitorn (804157) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979443)

At the time of my posting the parent was modded +3 Informative. Clearly, there is not an ounce of humor left in any of the mod's rickety calcium deprived bones.

Re:Weird... this one too.... (4, Insightful)

Splab (574204) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979515)

Informative is quite a good modding in my opinion, had totally forgot about fortune city et. al.

That brings back some memories.

Re:Weird... this one too.... (1)

uofitorn (804157) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979613)

Touche. I hadn't thought about that.

Re:Weird... this one too.... (0, Troll)

MMC Monster (602931) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980265)

Informative is good. It lets us know that the particular web page is still under construction. I would have gone with +1 Interesting, though.

(Sublime mods are just part of the fun on /. :-))

Re:Weird... this one too.... (1)

Leafheart (1120885) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980651)

Wow. Fortunecity. I suddenly feel very old.

Re:Weird... this one too.... (3, Funny)

neomunk (913773) | more than 5 years ago | (#26981811)

This is something I've had to tell many people many times, but I guess I'll continue doing it until it's common knowledge or the policy changes...

Slashdot's Karmic system doesn't give any lasting Karma (beyond that posts score) for Funny moderations, so many times if people see something that's funny enough to earn Karma, and it's posted by someone who's logged in, they'll give it an Informative or Insightful. Try to keep that in mind if you meta-mod.

I really think the policy of not giving Karma for Funny posts is worse then the problem they're trying to fix with it, if only because of the Karmic-Black-Hole that can be created by half the mods modding Funny, why the other half mod Troll or Flamebait. That allows moderation abusers to put a serious dent in a 'good' poster's Karma by way of sockpuppets or outright coordination (there is at least one site devoted to helping organize people to troll slashdot).

But like I said the last time I posted about this, giving a funny post an Informative rating is a hack, an UGLY hack at that, but it's the best option available to the community due to a (bad, IMHO) decision from the slashdot admins.

Re:Weird... this one too.... (1)

BitZtream (692029) | more than 5 years ago | (#26985817)

I'm an arrogant asshole with great karma on slashdot. The 'karma hole' you speak of isn't really an issue, because if it was, mine wouldn't be 'excellent'.

People who's karma rating is going to be noticeably effected by 'Funny' posts which have some negative mods to them really didn't have that high of karma to begin with so you really aren't doing that much damage.

Re:Weird... this one too.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26979519)

Oh that felt good to my brain.

Re:Weird... this one too.... (1)

iYk6 (1425255) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979569)

That guy was 52 when he made that page. In Internet years, he is about 1000 by now, and has probably expired.

Re:Weird... this one too.... (1)

troll8901 (1397145) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980213)

He should have made himself into a meme, then he will live on forever.

Meme (1)

Dr. Hok (702268) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980589)

He should have made himself into a meme, then he will live on forever.

It is our solemn duty to do it for him. How about:
bobnefication [n.]: (of a web site) the act of being eternally under construction
or
Fly, bobne, fly! [interj.]: Doubtful reply to an announcement.
or simply
Welcome to my new Hompage which is still under construction.

Re:Weird... this one too.... (1)

tnk1 (899206) | more than 5 years ago | (#26984697)

He did. After giving up on his crappy hom[e]page, he discovered Linux, created his own webserver, became a technical genius, singlehandedly achieved the technological Singularity, and is now that orange box meme currently going around 4chan.

Re:Weird... this one too.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26979627)

Holy shit, try to sign that guys guest book. The captcha is fucking hardcore. Its like a badge of honour to be able to get through it, i can see like 20 letters in it with no explanation of wtf i'm supposed to put in.

Re:Weird... this one too.... (1)

fava (513118) | more than 5 years ago | (#26982139)

Did you notice the guestbook? There are a few entries from 1999/2000 but the bulk of them are from today. He probably has more traffic today than the last 10 years combined.

Re:Weird... this one too.... (3, Interesting)

Binestar (28861) | more than 5 years ago | (#26982943)

The absolute best part is that the guestbook STILL WORKS.

Maybe it's just my tinfoil hat speaking... (4, Funny)

Count Fenring (669457) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979307)

One of the entries involved processing through Nth-dimensional mathematic constructs. When the judges ran it, a quantum differential between our spacetime and that of certain elder influences was generated. A portal, luckily one-way, to the den of a million screaming chains was opened, and it swallowed all of the judges, who will be consumed for ten cycles of our universe expanding and contracting, and then spit out as the final weapon in the Old Ones' war on our reality.

Or I've been reading too much Charles Stross

Re:Maybe it's just my tinfoil hat speaking... (2, Insightful)

Eric Smith (4379) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979777)

Or I've been reading too much Charles Stross

There ain't no such thing as too much Charles Stross!

Yes, it's your tinfoil hat speaking :) (1)

troll8901 (1397145) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980233)

... and then spit out as the final weapon in the Old Ones' war on our reality.

That's the Eternal Ones, you ignorant fool!

All hail... I mean, think nothingness...

Re:Maybe it's just my tinfoil hat speaking... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26980547)

"Old Ones" are Lovecraft. I don't know who this Stross wannabe is.

winning entries (5, Informative)

sdsykes_ss (1486333) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979401)

I don't have links to all the entries, but here is best of show: http://nanochess.110mb.com/emulator.html [110mb.com]

And here are my two winning entries: http://www.stephensykes.com/blog_perm.html?148 [stephensykes.com]

Enjoy!

Re:winning entries (2, Informative)

sdsykes_ss (1486333) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979425)

Oh, and by the way you can watch an ultra low quality video of landon curt noll presenting the winners here: http://uk.video.yahoo.com/watch/1429732/4906539 [yahoo.com] - you won't be able to make out much of the source code though.

Re:winning entries (3, Informative)

eulernet (1132389) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980391)

On the same site, Knight's tour solver. 19th IOCCC. Best Small Program

http://nanochess.110mb.com/knight.html [110mb.com]

Re:winning entries (1)

SL Baur (19540) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980695)

And here are my two winning entries

Nice! The cube solver is indeed a work of art.

Re:winning entries (2, Interesting)

david_thornley (598059) | more than 5 years ago | (#26983703)

I used to hang out some (in meatspace) with Merlyn Leroy, who won a good number of IOCCC prizes. (Not, in fact, his real name.)

He seemed like such a nice, quiet guy in person. If I hadn't known, I wouldn't have suspected him of having such a twisted mind.

News (2, Funny)

jeroen94704 (542819) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979493)

Funny thing is, their latest news item (not carried by all mirrors) is from April 4, 2008, and reads:

Added a two IOCCC web site mirrors [...] to support the upcomming source code release of winning entries for 2006.

Surely, announcing the upcoming source code release a year and a half after the competition closes, and then NOT doing it is, in an obfuscated way, sweetly ironic.

Re:News (2, Interesting)

dargaud (518470) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979723)

It's not like they plan on beating the Oscars in number of viewers when they release the source code. They can survive two hours of slashdotting without need for plenty of mirrors.

Moved on? (0, Offtopic)

sam_v1.35b (1296319) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979587)

Surely the quiet absence of a high point of geekdom becomes news at some point!

Maybe too many geeks moved on to something else [machine501.com] .

The Real News (2, Insightful)

Idiomatick (976696) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979639)

The real news is that a site so poorly run that they cannot release the winners code after years ... Did NOT get slashdotted. How is this even remotely possible.

Re:The Real News (2, Insightful)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 5 years ago | (#26981067)

The real news is that a site so poorly run that they cannot release the winners code after years ... Did NOT get slashdotted. How is this even remotely possible.

Obviously, this is because it's slashdot and we don't even try to RTFA any more. We're all so fucking smart we can just talk about it without doing any research.

Re:The Real News (1)

makomk (752139) | more than 5 years ago | (#26981719)

Because they're used to the odd slashdotting, so the site's spread across several mirrors to handle the load. It can cope with a horde of /.ers downloading the source tarballs - a few static pages is nothing.

it was bound to happen (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26979801)

AFAIK, after seeing all that messed-up code, they started using Python in 2006 and never looked back.

Re:it was bound to happen (5, Interesting)

Rosco P. Coltrane (209368) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979931)

I am a IOCCC winner, and I can tell you this: winning the IOCCC landed me a job.

You know why? Because someone who can spew out a short, interesting, and obfuscated C program and still comply with the IOCCC rules, which includes cross-platform compatibility and compliance with the K&R, demonstrates 3 things:

- He knows C very well indeed,
- He thinks outside the box, but within established rules,
- He's willing to work long hours just to optimize and polish a small piece of code.

This is valid for languages other than C; there's a reason why job interviews in the field of programming often include coding something, or solving a tricky piece of code. I know for a fact that many a prospective employer treats (or at least used to treat) the IOCCC as an excellent test of C proficiency.

I

IOCCC winner (3, Funny)

troll8901 (1397145) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980239)

Code or it didn't happen!

Re:IOCCC winner (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26980947)

#include
main(){AD*(S_D)IK,A:DHJA(UD)HJL;)forKNXH(*DJA{PCN:H*APHXA({JXAOXN}[AX&A*YBC]UIAG&*ASAMbbH[OA]BS$uiAGSAjijionx &A^G&SH::NK:B,A&*XHGS^&W*WGB,HG)}

Re:it was bound to happen (3, Funny)

SL Baur (19540) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980745)

- He's willing to work long hours just to optimize and polish a small piece of code.

This is valid for languages other than C; there's a reason why job interviews in the field of programming often include coding something, or solving a tricky piece of code. I know for a fact that many a prospective employer treats (or at least used to treat) the IOCCC as an excellent test of C proficiency.

Interesting point, though time for code polishing is rarely granted IRL.

Of course, if I were interviewing you, and you gave me a winning IOCCC entry as a code sample I'd do my utmost to have you hired on the spot based on general principles.

Do you have a link to your winning entry?

Re:it was bound to happen (1)

Rosco P. Coltrane (209368) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980909)

Do you have a link to your winning entry?

I would link it but I'd rather not disclose my full name and address on /. :)

Re:it was bound to happen (1)

Kyle_Katarn-(ISF) (982133) | more than 5 years ago | (#26981307)

We know exactly where you live: Hazzard County, GA. To further elaborate, you drive a Plymouth Fury at work, wear a gun, have a hound named Flash, and your middle name is Purvis.

Re:it was bound to happen (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26981801)

Yet you are willing to do it on a contest thousands see?

Re:it was bound to happen (1, Interesting)

A Big Gnu Thrush (12795) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980789)

We need an Obfuscated Flash contest. Like a Flash game that no one can figure out how to play or a Flash ad that you can't turn off or close. Something a little more 21st Century.

Re:it was bound to happen (1)

pjt33 (739471) | more than 5 years ago | (#26981221)

There was an Obfuscated PostScript contest, but I think it's now dead.

Re:it was bound to happen (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26981695)

I believe that's AKA flash's entire market

Re:it was bound to happen (1)

Creepy Crawler (680178) | more than 5 years ago | (#26981917)

---play or a Flash ad that you can't turn off or close

The only way to win is not to play the game.

Re:it was bound to happen (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26982211)

Wait. You're saying Boss Hogg knows C? Well dag nab it.

Re:it was bound to happen (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26983647)

I am a IOCCC winner, and I can tell you this: winning the IOCCC landed me a job.

You know why? Because someone who can spew out a short, interesting, and obfuscated C program and still comply with the IOCCC rules, which includes cross-platform compatibility and compliance with the K&R, demonstrates 3 things:

- He knows C very well indeed,
- He thinks outside the box, but within established rules,
- He's willing to work long hours just to optimize and polish a small piece of code.

This is valid for languages other than C; there's a reason why job interviews in the field of programming often include coding something, or solving a tricky piece of code. I know for a fact that many a prospective employer treats (or at least used to treat) the IOCCC as an excellent test of C proficiency.

I

On the other hand I have seen people who participate in the obfuscated C programming competition referred to as code terrorists.

Obfuscated C code is exactly the kind of code you do not want to see in a professional environment (or really anywhere else).

Re:it was bound to happen (1)

LanceUppercut (766964) | more than 5 years ago | (#26984949)

K&R is not defined well enough (and too buggy in the parts where it is actually defined) to justify a meaningfull application of the term "compliance" to it. "Compliance with K&R" is an oxymoron. Meaningful compliance begins from C89/90, but alas IOCCC does not require that. In fact, according to the official rules, IOCCC is not really IO[C]CC, but rather IO[GCC]CC. Not surprisingly, most IOCCC entries actually demonstrate a rather poor knowledge of C.

Re:it was bound to happen (1)

makomk (752139) | more than 5 years ago | (#26987281)

Actually, the official rules require entries to be written in ANSI C, which I think means C89/90. (The older IOCCC contests were probably K&R-based, though.)

Re:it was bound to happen (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26986047)

- He's willing to work long hours just to optimize and polish a small piece of code.

In most companies this would probably be a negative point. They don't want perfect code since they don't get paid enough to make perfect code (unless they make space shuttle computer code or some such). They want code that's a balance between quality and time spent on it. Not to mention that the optimizations a company would want are very different than those you'd do for the IOCCC.

This is valid for languages other than C; there's a reason why job interviews in the field of programming often include coding something, or solving a tricky piece of code.

That's mostly to see if the person can program at all and exactly how well they can program, how else is the employer supposed to find this out? Resumes and code sample can be faked so trivially it's not even funny.

Re:it was bound to happen (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26984149)

You're right, they probably prefer python now. I mean, all you need to do is to cleverly hide a tab in the middle of the code and you're done with the obfuscation :)

Ended up in the codebase here at work (3, Funny)

syousef (465911) | more than 5 years ago | (#26979957)

I don't know anything about the judging but I think I recognise all of the entries in the codebase at work.

oblig bash (2, Funny)

mevets (322601) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980021)

Maybe MS sued them for copyright infringement...

Re:oblig bash (4, Funny)

Antique Geekmeister (740220) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980347)

Maybe they're suing Microsoft for publishing it as the OOXML specification?

maybe it's because landon just got married (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26980837)

and his wife gives him no time for silly geek contests :) . by looking at his pictures hosted on flickr it appears that he just got married some time in December 08.

All the likely winners... (3, Funny)

Joey Vegetables (686525) | more than 5 years ago | (#26981365)

are working on Perl 6.

Hiding in plain sight (1)

n2rjt (88804) | more than 5 years ago | (#26981875)

Perhaps the winning entry is so obfuscated that they haven't been able to find it.

My favorite (1)

hobbit (5915) | more than 5 years ago | (#26983339)

My favorite is this one:

http://www.ioccc.org/1996/eldby.c [ioccc.org]

But modern terminals are too fast for it :)

Re:My favorite (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26986607)

float s=1944,x[5],y[5],z[5],r[5],j,h,a,b,d,e,q;int i=33,c,l,f=1;int g(){return f=
(f*6478+1)%65346;}m(){x[i]=g()-l;y[i]=(g()-l)/4;r[i]=g()>>4;}main(){char t[1948
]=" `MYmtw%FFlj%Jqig~%`jqig~Etsqnsj3stb",*p=t+3,*k="3tjlq9TX";l=s*20;while(i<s)
p[i++]='\n'+5;for(i=0;i<5;i++)z[i]=(i?z[i-1]:0)+l/3+!m();while(1){for(q=0;q<2000000;q++){}for(c=33;c<s;
c++){c+=!((c+1)%81);j=c/s-.5;h=c%81/40.0-1;p[c]=37;for(i=4;i+1;i--)if((b=(a=h*x
[i]+j*y[i]+z[i])*a-(d=1+j*j+h*h)*(-r[i]*r[i]+x[i]*x[i]+y[i]*y[i]+z[i]*z[i]))>0)
{for(e=b;e*e>b*1.01||e*e<b*.99;e-=.5*(e*e-b)/e);p[c]=k[(int)(8*e/d/r[i])];}}for
(i=4;i+1;z[i]-=s/2,i--)z[i]=z[i]<0?l*2+!m():z[i];while(i<s)putchar(t[i++]-5);}}

2000000 is smooth on my machine, but adjust as necessary. I have almost no clue how to program in C, so I'll just leave it at that.

Golfing (1)

leek (579908) | more than 5 years ago | (#26983553)

Maybe they're out playing Perl Golf.

javascript killed ioccc (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26983693)

satire is useless in a world gone insane

One of the entries turned out to be Skynet (1)

finnw (415539) | more than 5 years ago | (#26985285)

...and the judges couldn't shut it down, and so had to create a temporal bubble around the lab to contain it. They're still trapped inside.

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