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msimpson / poker
Created Jul 24, 2011
A library to rank and compare poker hands.
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#!/usr/bin/env ruby
# encoding: UTF-8
# - Poker -
# A library to rank and compare poker hands.
module Poker
ACE = 14
KING = 13
QUEEN = 12
msimpson / miller_rabin
Created Jul 23, 2011
An implementation of the Miller Rabin Primality Test
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#!/usr/bin/env python
import random
def MillerRabinPT(n,k=100):
n = int(n)
if n<2: return False
if n==2 or n==3: return True
if not n%2: return False
msimpson / numconv
Created Jul 23, 2011
Convert an integer into a spoken number.
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#!/usr/bin/env python
# Number to name convertion.
import sys
n = (sys.argv[1] if sys.argv[1].isdigit() else 0) if len(sys.argv)>1 else 0
if len(n)>30:
print("Error: Number too large.")
msimpson / raid5
Created Jul 23, 2011
A simple script to demonstrate how Raid 5 uses parity to recover data.
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#!/usr/bin/env ruby
$drives = {
:a => 'Example 1.',
:b => 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz',
:c => '0123456789',
:d => '3.14159265',
:parity => ''
msimpson / matrix
Created Jul 21, 2011
Send the Matrix message to someone's terminal (great for scaring ssh users).
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[ ! "$1" ] && {
echo "Usage: matrix <pts-number>"
echo "Grabs control of a terminal and sends the Matrix message."
echo "Choose a pts number:"
echo -e "Number\tUser\tName"
ps aux | awk '/pts\// && /bash/ {print $7":\t("$1")\t"$11}'
msimpson / define
Created Jul 21, 2011
Google definition (this method is frowned upon by Google, use for educational purposes only).
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#!/usr/bin/env ruby
# Define: a Google Dictionary API tool
require "rubygems"
require "net/http"
require "json"
if not ARGV[0]; exit; end
query = ARGV.join("+").gsub(" ","+")
msimpson / cfire
Created Jul 21, 2011
Curses based ASCII art fire animation.
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import curses, random
screen = curses.initscr()
width = screen.getmaxyx()[1]
height = screen.getmaxyx()[0]
size = width*height
char = [" ", ".", ":", "^", "*", "x", "s", "S", "#", "$"]
b = []
msimpson / pipes
Created Jul 21, 2011
2D Bash version of the Pipes screensaver.
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declare -i f=75 s=13 r=2000 t=0 c=1 n=0 l=0
declare -ir w=$(tput cols) h=$(tput lines)
declare -i x=$((w/2)) y=$((h/2))
declare -ar v=( [00]="\x83" [01]="\x8f" [03]="\x93"
[10]="\x9b" [11]="\x81" [12]="\x93"
[21]="\x97" [22]="\x83" [23]="\x9b"
[30]="\x97" [32]="\x8f" [33]="\x81" )
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