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November 8, 2005 7:36 AM   Subscribe

Listen to some of the g{0,1}[r]e[ea][tk]{0,1}[i]est minds on the planet. Some of the most ubarest geeks on the planet have an hour long interview talking about technology, ideas, and giving away the source code for MacPaint.
posted by eurasian (20 comments total)

 
reekiest? certainly.
posted by kcm at 7:41 AM on November 8, 2005


OLD
posted by pwally at 7:43 AM on November 8, 2005


Could one of the mods change the middle of that to "[tks]"?
Thanks
posted by NinjaPirate at 7:47 AM on November 8, 2005


NinjaPirate :)
posted by cmicali at 7:49 AM on November 8, 2005


With a RegEx like that, eurasian, you are truly the reaiest of us all.
posted by scottreynen at 7:54 AM on November 8, 2005


eurasian: "g{0,1}[r]e[ea][tk]{0,1}[i]est"

Assuming this is supposed to be a valid Regular Expression, it's translated thusly:

* Zero or one "g"s
* Followed by "re" (the brackets around the r are meaningless)
* Followed by either an "e" or an "a".
* Optionally followed by either a "t" or a "k".
* Followed by "iest" (the brackets around the i are also meaningless)

The following strings would match this string: "reekiest", "geekiest", "greakiest", "reeiest", "reakiest", and many more. I believe what you meant was something like "g(reat|eeki)est".
posted by Plutor at 7:57 AM on November 8, 2005


My bad, it wouldn't match "geekiest".
posted by Plutor at 7:58 AM on November 8, 2005


Eurasian doesn't care about Regex People.
posted by jmccorm at 8:01 AM on November 8, 2005


It's pig-regex.
posted by eatitlive at 8:03 AM on November 8, 2005


Sorry about my poor regex. Thanks for the heads up Plutor! Most of my regex is just in Textpad, actually, which involves their arbitrary escaping of some characters and not of others.

And thanks for the stinging comments from everyone else.
posted by eurasian at 8:08 AM on November 8, 2005


well i mean, bad regex pisses people off.
posted by wakko at 8:17 AM on November 8, 2005


For future reference, you can use ? as a shorthand for {0,1}
posted by fvw at 9:22 AM on November 8, 2005


yeah, who the hell uses {0,1} ?

also: eatitlive wins.
posted by dorian at 9:28 AM on November 8, 2005


eurasian: "Sorry about my poor regex. Thanks for the heads up Plutor! Most of my regex is just in Textpad, actually, which involves their arbitrary escaping of some characters and not of others."

It was a good effort. It looks geeky, which is what I assumed you were going for. And it's close enough that you obiviously knew that regexes aren't just random characters. I just had to say something because I bleed regex.

On-topic, I plan to listen to these interviews (or at least a couple of them). Thanks for the linky.
posted by Plutor at 9:38 AM on November 8, 2005


Ok I like making up words too but "ubarest"? Heh, not bad actually.

Bit of a mixed bag:

Max Levchin has some interesting stuff about about waves, entrepreneurialism, and crime and the Ukraine, although he seems a little obssessed with the all-nighter as predictor of success.

Avram... I'm not sure what he's actually saying. Something about Ronald Reagan, what would software look like if you could see it, Marketing vs Engineering, and blogs being graffiti.
posted by scheptech at 10:24 AM on November 8, 2005


My first parse of the regex led me to believe the link was about great geeks from Greece.

We should all have listened to jwz.
posted by aparrish at 11:23 AM on November 8, 2005


Ubarest, near Budapest?
posted by arcticwoman at 11:37 AM on November 8, 2005


I _think_ my main (not only) error was putting the numerical indicator after as opposed to before the character I wanted to limit for?

Back on topic, I really enjoyed the story about the macpaint source code. He went to great lengths to get it for this Knuth guy ;)

"g(reat|eeki)est".
Is about a trillion times more elegant. I'll have to remember to never ever ever pursue a career as a Perl hacker.
posted by eurasian at 12:03 PM on November 8, 2005


The first release on MeFi was here

It's a pretty cool show though. Well worth listening too. It would be great if he could get to the audio standard of IT Conversations though.

The upcoming guest looks great:

Probably 2005 Guests are

Anina the WAP Queen, Computer mouse inventor Doug Engelbart, Former Lotus chief scientist Jerry Kaplan, Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak, Former Apple chief scientist Larry Tesler,Google CEO Eric Schmidt,The father of Linux, Linus Torvalds,TCP/IP inventor Bob Kahn

But of course, there is a disclaimer:

Guest list is subject to change


It's also a bit irregular.
posted by sien at 2:00 PM on November 8, 2005


Yeah... wassup with the schedule of that thing? It seems like new ones appear almost randomly.
posted by ph00dz at 2:37 PM on November 8, 2005


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