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Stack OverflowWhat code should I put on our softball Jerseys?
[+78] [62] jsmith
[2010-03-09 00:38:23]
[ fun ]
[ http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2405875]

I work at a small company full of software Nerds. Our wives have decided to put a Co-Ed softball team together called "The Nerds", rightfully so. One of the wives happens to be a Graphical Designer, she has come up with the brilliant idea to put Code on the Jersey (How this wasn't my idea, I have no clue).

The only rule is, she wants Nerds to be a part of the code. I've been racking my brain to come up with something clever, but really haven't been able to. So I decided to open it up to my online family. Where better to ask than SO?

Update:

Thanks to you everyone for your suggestions. The final decision was:

alt text alt text

As you can see we had nerd nicknames, my favorite nerd nickname was "PC Overload". Because I played a lot of FPS in college they gave me the nickname of "Headshot".

It was an overall fun Softball season. Unfortunately, like true nerds are record was 2-10-0. The only team we were able to beat was the nurse team! At least the Nerds beat the Nurses! :)

(3) "Not Programming Related" - Steven A. Lowe
(48) If the answer is code, the question must be programming related. :) - Brian Ensink
(15) Tell me a better place to ask this question, and get a good response, quickly. And I'll go.. Until then, I'd really like to here the family of SO's answer. And give them a smile when they see the softball Jersey. - jsmith
(6) @jsmith: you'll get a good audience on reddit.com/r/programming. I'd even post a response myself. - Ether
(1) @jsmith: PS. don't go; your programming questions that have real answers are still welcome. :) - Ether
(14) Hugely disappointed that there's no place for this here. - razlebe
(5) I'm not going to go, I get to much help everyday from here. Just sad we can't enjoy a little fun too? It's not much different than code golf. I would go to reddit.com, but have never really enjoyed the site as much as SO. It feels as though the community would enjoy this.. - jsmith
(9) crossing my fingers that this gets reopened, because my answer rocks! :-) - Andrew Heath
(2) @Andrew request granted! - scottm
(2) Yeah, baby! YEAH! - Andrew Heath
This is a fun question! Each time I try to get away from it, I have another idea. - Wallacoloo
(1) @Andrew Heath. No way! My answer rocks! It is AWESOME! - AMissico
@AMissico -- +1 for using AWESOME, it's an AWESOME word! - Andrew Heath
(2) I think wallacoloo has the best answer: "On the front, have <Nerd name="whoever"> and on the back </Nerd>" (0: - KMån
I was going to ask this for a tatoo but though it would get insta closed - rerun
(2) This sounds like a good softball question for an interview. - Michael Myers
(1) Note the status of stackoverflow.com/questions/686216/… . It's locked because its very existence was causing friction. - dmckee
If it weren't for the "Nerds must be included" rule, the simplest would be "all your base are belong to us". I wonder if some of the more elaborate suggestions here will just go way over the heads of other teams. Part of the fun of having a witty and inventive team name should be that others can share in the joke. Otherwise instead of other teams coming over and saying "Hey that's a cool/funny team name" they will just say "I don't get it". - KarstenF
(2) @jsmith: That you cannot find an appropriate place to ask this question is terrible justification for asking on SO, and that you couldn't find a better reason to explain why you asked it here tells me you should never have asked it. - community_owned
@Roger Pate Sorry for justifying it that way. If that isn't a good enough reason for you, fair enough. I like SO a lot, it's where I go for help when it comes to code. I'm glad I asked the question, thank you SO. - jsmith
go to smalltalkoverflow.com - drikoda
This would be an appropriate discussion for tagg.im - Dolph
The front is fine, but the back needs "" or '' marks around the number. Let's be totally clear; any nerd shirt should at least be technically correct! - Donal Fellows
@Donal Yea, the other software dev and I both said the same thing. The Graphical Designer trumped us by saying, "It's not part of the code, it's just the Jersey Number." Her argument is that it wouldn't look like it was part of the code. Since she was doing all the work to make them, I couldn't be too critical. :) - jsmith
@jsmith: As always, the person on the spot gets the casting vote. But she's still wrong. :-) - Donal Fellows
(1) @jsmith Picture posted as you promised - thanks for bothering to follow up. I had a lot of fun with this question. :) - razlebe
You should have at least be gentlemen and let the Nurses win. ->Humph<- - AMissico
@AMissico Why? Half of them were male, no need to be a Gentleman in Co-ed competition. ;) - jsmith
I don't get it. There's a <nerds/> for every <nerd/>? Your data format doesn't make sense. - Tim N
[+55] [2010-03-09 03:08:54] Gautam [ACCEPTED]

Plain and simple:

  <Nerds/>

+1, nice, clever. - AMissico
(94) On the front, have <Nerd name="whoever"> and on the back </Nerd>. - Wallacoloo
(1) @wallacoloo. Now that is the correct answer. - AMissico
(12) @wallacoloo: Could have <Nerd id="shirt number" name="their name"> back </Nerd> Don't want to forget the jersey number and all. - Hazior
(2) @wallacoloo, @Hazior, shouldn't there be a class as well, for the team name? - David Thomas
+1 @ wallacoloo - Cam
@wallacoloo: win! - quixoto
Haha this is great, you actually went with my idea! I had totally forgotten about this thread. Yay! :D - Gautam
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[+40] [2010-03-09 02:11:04] quixoto
Nerd_Bases.add(Your_Base.all());

(thx @slugster)


This is probably my favorite. But when I have the other Nerds in the office vote on one, I bet they won't get this one. - jsmith
I don't get it. - Jim G.
(8) Shouldn't this be: YourBase.all().areBelongTo( Nerds ); ? - fireeyedboy
(1) Or even better: us = new Team( 'Nerds' ); YourBase.all().areBelongTo( us ); - fireeyedboy
(6) @fireeyedboy I like the subtlety of the original. - NomeN
@NomeN: Hmm, yeah, you got a point there. - fireeyedboy
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[+37] [2010-03-09 00:46:28] Brian Ensink
while (innings_count <= 9 || teams[0].score == teams[1].score)
{
    Nerds.Play(ball);
}

(1) But this expression can terminate the game early. You don't want that unless there is lots of beer involved. - slugster
(10) @slugster that is what I get for not writing a unit test :) - Brian Ensink
+1 Instant classic. Even non-nerds may get it. - Mark Brittingham
(4) @mark - no, they won't - Antony
@mark. Change the || to "or" and the "==" and maybe the vb guys will get it. Personally, I just barely get it ;-) I still gave it a +1 as it's my favorite. - Dayton Brown
@Dayton Yeah, I'd definitely use "OR" for this context. - Andrew Coleson
(1) @Dayton/@Andrew - man, the "||" is part of what makes it a classic to me. And yeah, you and @Antony are probably right about people not getting it. On more than one occasion I've tried to explain programming or database queries to otherwise intelligent people and finding that I just couldn't make any headway at all. - Mark Brittingham
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[+27] [2010-03-09 02:00:28] razlebe
Nerds.exit(0); // Success

short and sweet - scottm
(7) The code is nice, but it's the comment that makes it art. - razlebe
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[+24] [2010-03-09 01:09:44] gnovice
Nerd pitcher = new Nerd();
if (pitcher.isBellyItcher) {
  throw WeDontWantHimException();
}

EDIT: I'd like to support my idea further by pointing out that there is already precedent for putting this phrase on a shirt [1]. ;)

[1] http://www.zazzle.com/we_want_a_pitcher_not_a_belly_itcher_tee_tshirt-235288668853648273

Is that infield chatter? - Michael Myers
@mmyers: Since it isn't spoken, but just displayed, I think it falls into the category of "infield spam". ;) - gnovice
Actually, I was asking because that sounded vaguely familiar -- but having never played organized baseball or softball, I wasn't sure. - Michael Myers
This is the most humorous, IMO. - jsmith
It should be surrounded by a function called GetPitcher() or NeedPitcher() - jmucchiello
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[+17] [2010-03-09 01:43:58] bmb
function old_ball_game() {
    while(1) {
        me.take_out(ball_game)
        me.take_out(crowd)
        me.buy(peanuts)
        me.buy(cracker_jack)
        if (rand() >= .5) {
            break
        }
    }
    Nerds.root()
    Nerds.root()
    Nerds.root()
    if (!(Nerds.score() > Opponent.score())) {
        return(shame)
    }
    if (Nerds.strikes() == 3) {
        out++
        exit
    }
}

EDIT: For a shorter version, I think this stanza would get the point across:

    Nerds.root()
    Nerds.root()
    Nerds.root()
    if (!(Nerds.score() > Opponent.score())) {
        return(shame)
    }

(4) That'd need a large jersey - johnc
(JohnC sort of beat me to it D:) If it were my jersey, I'd like something a bit shorter. But treating "me" as an object was an excellent idea! - Wallacoloo
This is the correct answer. - Michael Petrotta
@johnc ...or a small font - steamer25
(2) Way too long... but brilliant. - Michael Myers
OK, I guess maybe a shorter version is needed. - bmb
Really want to change the third root to beer, as that’s how I always sung it. - Josh Lee
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[+14] [2010-03-09 16:16:35] IrishJoker

C:/Ball
C:/Ball/Run
Run/Nerds/Run


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[+13] [2010-03-09 01:47:47] scottm
while(!gameOver){
     pitch();
     hit();
     run();
}

nerdWins++;

or, more simply:

if( gameOver ) {
  nerdWins++; 
}

+1 for brevity. - MPelletier
I like the second one the best. Short and sweet, good jersey material. - Phil
(3) Yea, I know the short and sweet is going to go over well with the Jersey creator. - jsmith
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[+13] [2010-03-09 03:03:02] HillBilly.Developer

Come on, the only true answer is BINARY!

01010100 
01101000 
01100101 
00100000
01001110 
01100101 
01110010 
01100100  
01110011 

Haha, pretty good. I wonder how many people would actually translate it in their heads out on the field. - Wallacoloo
(1) Or go even more obscure and just make it a binary waveform around the bottom of the jersey. Good luck with anyone really getting it though. - Robert Groves
(1) Or you could go with hex for a more compact rendition: 546865204e65726473 On second thought, not enough letters in there. The binary looks better. - jcdyer
(9) @wallacoloo: If the other team is full of nerds also, you'll get an advantage while they're distracted trying to figure out what your jerseys say. - Michael Myers
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[+12] [2010-03-09 02:22:28] Mark Rushakoff

Print "Nerds" in Brainf*ck:

+++++[<+++>-]<[>+++++>+++++++>++++++++<<<-]>+++.>----.>------.<-.>+.

+1 for beating me to it. - Cam
Why is everyone so obsessed with brainfuck :D - Oliver Weiler
(1) because it's awesome! - Matt S.
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[+12] [2010-03-09 03:17:09] AMissico

¡spɹəu

¡spɹəu


(9) +1 for getting that to print upside down, you know i just had to check how you did that! - slugster
˙sɹəʇɔɐɹɐɥɔ əpoɔıun əɹɐ ʎəɥʇ - AMissico
(6) ¡əɯosəʍɐ sı ɹəʍsuɐ ʎɯ ʎɥʍ sı ʇɐɥʇ - AMissico
(2) How did you get that upside down d - jbrennan
Check out charmap utility. Start>Run>CharMap - AMissico
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[+10] [2010-03-09 02:39:43] Wallacoloo
Nerds.hackScoreboard(100, 0);
Nerds.leave();

I just thought of a slight variant:

Nerds.hackScoreboard(100, 0);
sleep(3600);

Gotta say - I think this totally gives the wrong impression. - justkt
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[+10] [2010-03-09 00:47:10] slugster

Pick something that mashes up LOLcats and the iconic phrase "all your base are belong to us".

This is subtle on a couple of levels - softball has bases. The phrase "all your base are belong to us" means you have been pwned or beaten. LOLcats just rock any time anywhere, just referring to a LOLcat is symbolic of geekdom.

References:

LOLcats here [1] and here [2]

"All your bases" saying here [3]

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolcat
[2] http://icanhascheezburger.com/
[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_your_base_are_belong_to_us

(1) +1 I'm not going to lie, this is about as nerdy as it gets. If only I could think of a way to tie it to code. - jsmith
(2) +1 "LOLcats just rock any time anywhere" Best SO answer, ever. - Jeffrey L Whitledge
(1) +1 But if we're going to go the cat route, can't we atleast go with trollcats? trollcats.com/2009/12/… - Frank Krueger
(2) then lolcode is obviously the language you are after... :-) - David Johnstone
I can haz all ur base? kthxbai! - Robert Groves
(1) Definitely - kthxbai has to be on the shirt :) - slugster
Altered from another answer: "Nerds in ur diamond stealing all ur base" (a cat with glasses ought to do). - Michael Myers
us = new Team( 'Nerds' ); YourBase.all().areBelongTo( us ); - fireeyedboy
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[+8] [2010-03-09 00:52:34] Jason
for each player in team {    
    if (player.isAthletic)
        return false;
    else
        nerds.append(player);
}

Perpetuating stereotypes much? - Michael Myers
(3) return false; should be continue; I believe. - fireeyedboy
oh stop. i'm a nerd and athletic. it's a joke, silly. and it's return false; because according to the stereotype i'm perpetuating, an athletic person isn't a nerd. - Jason
(1) But the return exits the loop. So a team that looks like [non_athlete1, athlete1, non_athlete2, non_athlete3, athlete2] results in a nerd team of [non_athlete1] when it should be [non_athlete1, non_athlete2, non_athlete3] - Wallacoloo
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[+8] [2010-03-09 01:08:09] Jonathan

Maybe something along these lines?

#include <nerds.h>

if (nerd_swing() == HIT)
{
    cout << "Run, Run, Run!"
}
else
    strike++

(3) What language is that?! - chpwn
@chpwn As of 14:52:15 02/27/11 (EST, US), its C++ - new123456
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[+8] [2010-03-11 20:33:01] Phil

I got my inspiration from two sources: sgreeve's answer and this site. [1]

    /// <summary>
    /// Team Nerds
    /// </summary>
    public static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        Opponent losers = new Opponent();
        losers.Burninate();
        Environment.Exit(0);  // Success
    }

    class Opponent
    {
        public void Burninate()
        {
            Console.WriteLine(@"                                                 :::                 /n" +
                              @"                                              :: :::.                /n" +
                              @"                        \/,                    .:::::                /n" +
                              @"            \),          \`-._                 :::888                /n" +
                              @"            /\            \   `-.             ::88888                /n" +
                              @"           /  \            | .(                ::88                  /n" +
                              @"          /,.  \           ; ( `              .:8888                 /n" +
                              @"             ), \         / ;``               :::888                 /n" +
                              @"            /_   \     __/_(_                  :88                   /n" +
                              @"              `. ,`..-'      `-._    \  /      :8                    /n" +
                              @"                )__ `.           `._ .\/.                            /n" +
                              @"               /   `. `             `-._______m         _,           /n" +
                              @"   ,-=====-.-;'                 ,  ___________/ _,-_,'`/__,-.        /n" +
                              @"  C   =--   ;                   `.`._    V V V       -=-'#==-._      /n" +
                              @" :,  \     ,|      UuUu _,......__   `-.__A_A_ -. ._ ,--._ ,`` `-    /n" +
                              @" ||  |`---' :    uUuUu,'          `'--...____/   ` `.   `            /n" +
                              @" |`  :       \   UuUu:                                               /n" +
                              @" :  /         \   UuUu`-._                                           /n" +
                              @"  \(_          `._  uUuUu `-.                                        /n" +
                              @"  (_3             `._  uUu   `._                                     /n" +
                              @"                     ``-._      `.                                   /n" +
                              @"                          `-._    `.                                 /n" +
                              @"                              `.    \                                /n" +
                              @"                                )   ;                                /n" +
                              @"                               /   /                                 /n" +
                              @"                          |\ ,'   /                                  /n" +
                              @"                  .,_A_/\-| `   ,'                                    /n" +
                              @"                    `--..,_|_,-'\                                    /n" +
                              @"                           |     \                                   /n" +
                              @"                           |      \__                                /n" +
                              @"                           |__                                         ");
        }
    }

Makes a nice team logo for the front of the jersey, no?

[1] http://www.asciisandbox.bravehost.com/smallish.html

Wow Phil, that will lead to hours of conversations: What is that thing at the bottom right? - Yar
(1) If someone asks what it is, just scream at the top of your lungs "TROGDOOOOOOOOR!!!" - Phil
He was a, Dragonman!!! I think the graphical artist is in love with homestarrunner. You may have hit a homerun, pun intended.. - jsmith
I feel like if this answer would have come out right away. It would have a lot more votes. This is extremely clever. And I like the logo idea. - jsmith
Consumate Vs! Consumate! You wouldn't know majesty if it hit you in the face! - Paul Sasik
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[+7] [2010-03-09 17:13:57] James

I like Yoda's saying from thinkGeek:

$DO || ! $DO ; try
try: command not found

http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/unisex/itdepartment/9e4a/

Seems apt as a sports metaphor: trying is just an excuse for quitting before being successful.


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[+7] [2010-03-09 02:06:28] razlebe

My third and final attempt. Not strictly code, but "Nerds" is there if you speak geek.

78 69 82 68 83

or in Hex, for the slightly more geeky "N":

4E 45 52 44 53


Hah. I thought about this one myself. - jsmith
go with the hex version, prefix the numbers with 0x, and print it in traditional jersey lettering style. - lincolnk
Fantastic idea! - razlebe
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[+6] [2010-03-09 02:09:35] thorncp
until game.eof?
  cheer_for "Nerds"
end

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[+6] [2010-03-09 00:40:09] Joe Pitz
select count(wining_games) from games 
where score > 0 and team = 'NERDS'

100 rows returned


(3) how come count() returns 100 rows? - Grzegorz Oledzki
I know, I know, I have been thinking about this all night. I was originally going to show just winning_games scores - Joe Pitz
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[+6] [2010-03-09 00:56:57] aslum
while (Ball.Altitude> 0) base++;

I like this one - johnc
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[+6] [2010-03-09 02:14:31] thorncp
Base.find(:all).each do |b|
  b.owner = "Nerds"
end

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[+4] [2010-03-09 02:12:34] duffymo

Make all the numbers hexidecimal.

And if Java is okay as a language:

boolean isHit = true;
Thread nerd = new Thread(new Runnable()
{
    void run()
    {
        while (true)
           System.out.println("Go!");
    }
});

if (isHit)
{
    nerd.start();
}

+1 for jersey numbers, but why not binary? - bmb
I wish.. League requires 2 digit numbers only allowing numbers 1-4. - jsmith
(4) boolean isHit... or boolean iShit? :) - Mark Rushakoff
D'oh! Could get somebody tossed from the league. Two digit hex allows a bigger team than decimal. - duffymo
@bmb - two digit binary would leave you with only four players - 00, 01, 10, and 11. Could make it even harder for the Nerds to win. - duffymo
@jsmith, it would only allow numbers 0-3 (inclusive). Do they allow 0's, or would 01, 10, and 11 be the only usable numbers? - Wallacoloo
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[+4] [2010-03-09 02:33:19] Wallacoloo

Inspired by sgreeve's post [1]

if (nerdTeam.batting) {
    for each (nerd in nerdTeam.players) {
        nerd.swing(bat);
    }
} else {
    for each (nerd in nerdTeam.players) {
        try {
            if (nerd.hasBall) {
                throw ball;
            }
        } catch (ball) {
            nerd.switchTeams();
        }
    }

An explanation for catch (ball) { nerd.switchTeams(); } in case nobody gets the humor:

If a nerd is able to catch the ball, he's on the wrong team.

[1] http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2405875/what-code-should-i-put-on-our-softball-jerseys/2405941#2405941

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[+4] [2010-03-09 02:33:42] tsilb

We're in ur base stealing ur base


(8) should be: we're in ur diamond stealing ur base - Antony
@Antony: close, just add an 's' to 'base' - Wallacoloo
@wall - 1 base is enough for anyone... - Antony
@Antony: 1 base may be enough for anyone, but for "us" only "all" will do. - Robert Groves
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[+4] [2010-03-09 16:20:24] fudgey
var Softball = {
 team  : "Nerds",
 player: "Smith",
 number: 10,
 nerd  :  true
}

or just simply

/* Nerds
 * Smith
 *  #10
 */

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[+4] [2010-03-09 17:00:52] Aaron

How about some plain black-and-white (or red-and-white) jerseys with some css?

    #Jersey
    {
        background-color: #CC0000;
        color: #FFFFFF;
        font-family: Script MT Bold;
        font-size: 50pt;
        text-align: center;
        width: 16in;
        height: 24in;
    }
    #Jersey:before
    {
        content: "Nerds";
    }

Assuming, of course, that your colors are red and white.

(CSS3 not compatible with IE ;-) )


this one is absolutely the geekiest - drowntoge
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[+3] [2010-03-09 03:30:05] Phil
nerds.Dominate();

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[+3] [2010-03-09 10:16:09] F'x

I think I'd go with a fork bomb, simply because it's so cool:

int main ()
{
  for(;;)
    pid_t nerd = fork();
}

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[+3] [2010-03-09 00:57:31] james

What about:

score++

or

++nerds.score;

(1) or perhaps win++ - Zeus
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[+3] [2010-03-09 00:55:31] razlebe

How about...

var ball = new Ball();

try{     
   while(u.feelReady())
   {
      Nerds.hit(ball)
   }

} catch(anything){

   // you wish
}

You could also do something similar with throws: throw (YouWish) The parenthesis are intentional there so that it's read as: throw, you wish - Wallacoloo
Nice. :) Thought about using throw, but couldn't make it work with the hit needing to come immediately after the pitch. - razlebe
Maybe if (Nerds.pitching) { throw (YouWish) } else { Nerds.hit(ball) } inside the try block. - Wallacoloo
Nice work - I like it. - razlebe
I guess I'll make that it's own answer then :D - Wallacoloo
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[+2] [2010-03-09 00:42:53] Matt J
if(nerd_score >= (your_score + 10))
  game_over();

(1) Nerds has to be part of the code - Joe Pitz
(1) if(Nerds_score >= (Opponent_score + 10)) \ game_over(); maybe? - glasnt
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[+2] [2010-03-09 03:07:10] James McLeod

I'll apologize beforehand for this...

class equipment {};
class Base : equipment {};
class Ball : equipment {};
class Baseball: Base, Ball {}

It's a baseball inheritance diamond. Don't use it in real life C++ if equipment has virtual functions!

I tried to find something that involved popping a variable called "fly" but couldn't come up with anything..


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[+2] [2010-03-09 02:21:17] Phil
while (season.HasGames)
{
    nerds.Dominate(season.CurrentGame);
    nerds.Victories++;
    season.NextGame();
}

while (true)
    Console.WriteLine(nerds.Victories);

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[+2] [2010-03-09 02:28:50] detly
nerds += ↑

(That's an arrow pointing at the players head...)


How about nerds↑↑ (like nerds++)? - Wallacoloo
The joke was meant to be that it's pointing at the players head :P - detly
Ohh... Sorry. So obvious now :D - Wallacoloo
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[+2] [2010-03-09 13:24:53] Phill Pafford

sudo make me a N3RD


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[+2] [2010-03-09 14:39:08] Mark Schultheiss
CREATE PROCEDURE HaveFun
@Pitch VARCHAR(10);
@MyStrikeCount INT;
AS
SELECT Nerd, RAND(@MyStrikeCount) AS HomeRuns
FROM Inning.Nerds
WHERE Inning.Nerds.BeerCan IS NOT NULL AND @Pitch NOT IN ('FastBall','Dirt','Ball','HitBatter','Stands','Wild')
AND @MyStrikeCount < 3
GO

+1 NOTHING is nerdier than sql. - Yar
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[+2] [2010-03-10 00:09:02] Gordon Mackie JoanMiro

My suggestion:

this.game(() => nerds);

...as in "no arguments, this game goes to the nerds"


+1 Including a Lambda is pretty Awesome. Not to mention it's Short and Sweet, and clever.. Nice! - jsmith
(1) cool idea, too obscure without the explanation though - drowntoge
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[+2] [2010-03-10 01:53:42] community_owned

Nerds++

Simple, readable from a distance of more than a foot away, and applicable in many programming languages.


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[+1] [2010-03-09 14:03:52] SaberUK

/* */

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[+1] [2010-03-09 03:47:26] Stephen
foreach (var player in players)
{
    ITeam team;
    if (player.IsWhite && player.IsNerdy)
    {
        // They see me mowin' my front lawn...
        team = nerds;
    }
    else
    {
        team = anti_nerds;
    }
    team.Add(player);
}

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[+1] [2010-03-09 03:20:13] Graphics Noob
#include <assert.h>    
assert(Nerds > opposingTeam);

or elaborating on the "all your base" thing

for_each(base in YourBase) { base.setBelongTo(us); }

base.setOwner(Nerds) sounds better to me. - Wallacoloo
that would make sense if the original phrase was "all your base are owned by nerds" - Graphics Noob
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[+1] [2010-03-09 02:27:35] MPelletier
while (Nerds.Score++)
{
   You.Score=null;
}

Obviously, Score is a nullable type.


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[+1] [2010-03-09 02:55:44] Wallacoloo
GameBoy.setCartridge(SlugFest);
Nerd.play(GameBoy);

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[+1] [2010-03-09 03:01:26] Robert Groves
Nerds.Balls > Your.Balls == true

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[+1] [2010-03-09 02:02:20] Cam
try{
    Nerds[PITCHER].throw();
}catch(flyBallException f){
    Nerds[BATTER].out();
}

If you have to explain it... you're not nerdy enough. Laugh and leave them confused - it means you're smarter than them. Well, no, not socially smarter I suppose, but who cares about that ;-) - Steve314
That is the first truly nerdy suggestion. It's actually a code pun or something. - Yar
Thanks yar :) ... and @Steve, I agree. Took out the explanation sentence :) - Cam
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[+1] [2010-03-09 01:08:47] Andrew Heath
IF ($IQ > $heightCM) {
    $teamNerd[] = $player;
} ELSE {
    $teamLoser[] = $player;
}

ok, seriously, the following answer is the one you MUST use:

SWITCH($nerd.sex)
    case "m":
        $nerd.team = ΛΛΛ;
        break;
    case "f":
        $nerd.team = ΩΜ;
        break;

optional bonus output:

echo "HNU- HNUH HNUH HNUH HNUH!" // nerd laugh

I only know PHP. If the same basic idea looks better in another language, feel free to use that! :-) - Andrew Heath
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[0] [2010-03-09 02:45:47] drush
The N3RD$

while(innings < 9) 
  runs++

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[0] [2010-03-09 02:15:03] Cam
bool alwaysYieldsTrue()
    for each Nerds as Nerd
        if Nerd.isntPro()
            return false
    return true

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[0] [2010-03-09 04:21:45] ocdcoder


class Nerds extends Team {
  private:
    Sign* signs;
  public:
    Strike throw(Pitch p);
    Out catch(Ball b);
    Homerun hit(Ball b);
}


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[0] [2010-03-09 14:09:55] Sam at TVentures

life=fn(fun)

or

ReadReverse(uoYkcoRlliWeW)


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[0] [2010-03-09 13:57:49] Jay

what about SQL:

select count(*) as counter from teams where name <> 'Nerds' and status = 'Good'

result counter = 0


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[0] [2010-03-09 16:02:46] Phill Pafford

Command Line:

[nerd@softball.team name]#./team_member_name.sh

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[0] [2010-03-09 18:06:44] Warren Markon

How about...

  if Team = 'Nerds' then
    Ump.Shout('Ball!')
  else
    Ump.Shout('Strike!');

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[0] [2010-03-09 18:09:52] mfperzel
while(1) {
   cout<<"Nerds";
}

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[0] [2010-03-09 20:33:38] Myster October

{ball1,ball2,ball3,ball4} = home.run


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[0] [2010-03-10 01:16:52] Vicheanak
Dim name As Nerds

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[0] [2010-03-11 20:46:17] mcgrailm

jquery style

 $('.nerds').baseball();

or

 $('.nerds').game();

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[0] [2010-03-12 18:40:05] used2could

I can't believe no one thought of HEX yet!?!? write out Nerds in HEX

0x4E 0x65 0x72 0x64 0x73

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[0] [2010-03-12 19:13:54] bta

Your team members should have the following jersey numbers:

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

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[0] [2010-03-13 17:02:17] Kerido
All your base are belong to Nerds!

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[0] [2010-07-08 21:49:26] user387091
foreach(Player p in YourTeam)
{
   p.GetOwned();
}

if (nerds.Score > YourTeam.Score)
{
   do
   {
     Gloat();
   }
   while(NerdsRule == true);
}

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