Attractive though the addition of a duck is, I am not in favour of this proposal. However, I am not opposed on the grounds that it is 'too silly'. I am opposed on the grounds that it would institutionalise what is essentially an 'in joke' and thereby symbolise a kind of exclusivity which I would not like to see the site embrace.
I realise that, in practice,...
Like Renaissance mathematicians did, I'll give my guess in encrypted form so as not to influence other participants. I expressed my guess in the format YYYY-MM-DD and issued
echo ZZZZZZ YYYY-MM-DD | shasum -a 256
where ZZZZZZ is my old landline phone number (six digits) getting the fingerprint
I think he will never get to the target in 2018 due to several thousand questions about % at end of line being reclassified as duplicates and deleted resulting in a loss of most of his Rep.
If I win I think the tikzducks should be re-implemented in picture mode.
This is my entry for Category B (pretty sweaters). It features my avatar (a Ulysses butterfly) on a sweater. If it displays right, the wings should flap intermittently. I coded this image using just the tikz and animate packages, and using this image as a reference for the butterfly.
Just for fun, I gave myself the personal challenge of creating this using ...
We love any animal, see "The duck pond": showcase of TikZ-drawn animals/ducks!
But some of them have a special meaning here.
Duane Bibby's lion is the "trademark" of TeX, there are also Meta the lioness and the Hummingbird logo of LaTeX(3) project, for more info see LaTeX mascots/associated animals and Why does TeX have a lion as mascot?.
I missed the previous one by one. As every broke gambler knows, patience is the archenemy of the odds. So here we go;
131; I'm a random number generator myself and this is the result.
Also another generator agrees;
I have generated a new one which is 144.
May 23, 2018 at around 12:00 noon.
This is the cumulative, annual reputation of @egreg, post 2011 (the first year of joining):
2012: (+ 92,699; +71.2%) 146,839
2013: (+ 98,357; +6.1%) 245,196
2014: (+ 97,496; -0.9%) 342,692
2015: (+ 96,697; -0.8%) 439,389
2016: (+ 92,547; -4.3%) 531,936
2017: (+ 88,897; -3.9%) 620,833
I used the top-ranked 2D ...
Number 1: 68
Number 2: 130
Numbers generated using Emacs' random function, I'm sure you will appreciate it :) Here is the code
(dolist (i '(1 2))
(insert (concat (number-to-string (1+ (random 199))) " ")))