Time Nick Message 14:59 pulsar so... we will be attending to a career-trade show this month and there will be a contest: find 3 bugs, win an ipad. 14:59 pulsar attendees can choose between swift, javascirpt and java. 14:59 pulsar here is what i came up with so far: https://gist.github.com/pulsar256/9d0ea31a26a98791eca5e68ef4994877 15:00 pulsar too easy? too hard? 21:22 aditsu pulsar: are you organizing it? 21:26 pulsar nope 21:26 pulsar @aditsu 21:26 pulsar its organized by an university 21:26 pulsar i am just there representing "our" company. 21:27 aditsu it seems that you are writing the program in which others need to find bugs; I thought the organizers are supposed to do that 21:28 pulsar its a career trade show with many booths 21:28 pulsar where students can talk to the devs / company representatives 21:29 pulsar my intention is to show on a big screen how ppl do *really* work over at our place 21:29 pulsar so no stock photos of ppl on the phone taking notes 21:29 pulsar instead of this i show photos of workspaces with lots of junk on the desk 21:30 pulsar and screenshots of ppls dev environments 21:30 pulsar + that contest in our booth, find bugs, win some expensive crap. 21:30 aditsu ok, so you *are* organizing the contest 21:31 aditsu which is local to your booth 21:31 pulsar thats what i was trying to say, yes :) 21:32 aditsu and you're looking for candidates to hire? 21:32 pulsar kinda, yeah. 21:32 aditsu ah, "expensive crap" - very well said 21:33 pulsar looking for good ppl and trying to get their attention. 21:33 pulsar ipad, yeah ;) 21:33 aditsu why not give actually good stuff? 21:34 pulsar like what? 21:34 aditsu I don't know.. a Nexus device, a blackberry priv, something like that 21:35 aditsu anyway, I looked at your gist and easily saw 4 bugs 21:35 pulsar there are just 4 21:36 pulsar too easy, eh? 21:36 aditsu I can show you a couple of puzzling things, just a minute 21:36 pulsar well.. keep in mind that the visitors will be junior level. 21:38 aditsu (things I previously posted) 21:38 aditsu http://codegolf.stackexchange.com/questions/21741/strange-ways-to-keep-an-endless-high-cpu-usage/21772#21772 21:38 * pulsar reads 21:38 aditsu http://codegolf.stackexchange.com/questions/28627/program-that-adds-all-natural-numbers-and-yields-1-12/29924#29924 21:39 aditsu this is probably the toughest: http://codegolf.stackexchange.com/questions/27089/throw-a-null-pointer-exception/27100#27100 21:48 pulsar cpu2 is easy 21:48 pulsar one... still puzzled. not spoling myself. 21:50 pulsar oh, w8... the comment, right? 21:51 pulsar yeah :) 21:51 pulsar thats a classic, "dont look at the mistake" puzzle. 21:53 pulsar a nice one though. too tough for juniors. infinite byte loop is more adequate 21:53 aditsu check out the other ones too 21:54 pulsar looking at the natural numbers 21:54 pulsar on the first glance (few secs) it looks like a signed/unsigned issue 21:54 pulsar but that would be too easy 21:55 pulsar .... and it is... 21:55 pulsar that easy. 21:55 pulsar npe 21:56 pulsar i can think of few issues, but that one is not obvious 21:57 pulsar so, what i guess is an autoboxing problem 21:58 aditsu when I look at the one adding all natural numbers, after a long time of not seeing it, I tend to think it's a 31-bit vs 32-bit issue (i.e. not reaching the max), when in fact it doesn't run at all 22:01 pulsar heh.. i was right about autoboxing, but the explaination is new to me. 22:01 aditsu yeah, it's a very weird and unintuitive behavior 22:01 pulsar if it was not stated there is a bug in that code, i would never notice it. not in a life time.