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### The Power of Three

by o0lit3 (Friar)
 on Aug 25, 2004 at 21:13 UTC ( #385823=obfuscated: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Although I can't seem to find them now, I remember at one time seeing a few nodes that did something similar with the numbers one and two, and I thought I'd try the same with lucky number 3.

Update: As kindly pointed out by jryan, the two obfus I used as inspiration are My 2 cents worth and There can be only one!

```                    s\\qq/./.(3**
3+3*3-3+3/3)\e*s\.\..\
*s\.\qq/./.(3*3+3/3)\e*s\.\..\
*s\.\qq/./.(3**3*3+3**3+3*3-3)\e*
s\.\..\*s\.\qq/./.(3**3*3+3**3-3*3+3
-3/3)\e*s\.\..\      *s\.\qq/./.(3**3
*3+3**3-3/3)\e          *s\.\..\*s\.\qq
/./.(3**3*3+3               **3-3*3)\e*s
\.\..\*s\.\qq                 /./.(3**3*3+
3**3-3*3-3+3/3                 )\e*s\.\..\*s
\.\qq/./.(3**3*                  3+3**3-3-3/3)
\e*s\.\..\*s\.\                  qq/./.(3**3+3
*3-3-3/3)\e*s                   \.\..\ *s\.\qq
/./.(3**3*3+3                   **3)\e*s\.\..\
*s\.\qq/./.(3                   **3*3+3**3+3*3
-3)\e*s\.\..\                   *s\.\qq/./.(3
**3*3+3**3-                    3*3+3-3/3)\e
*s\.\..\*s                    \.\qq/./.(3
**3*3-3/                    3)\e*s\.\..\
*s\.\qq/./.(3
**3+3*3-3-3/
3)\e*s\.\..\
*s\.\qq/./.(3
**3*3+3**3+3*
3-3)\e*s\.\..\
*s\.\qq/./.(3**
3*3+3**3-3*3+3-3/3)\e
*s\.\..\*s\.\qq/./.
(3**3*3+3**3-3-3/3)\e
*s\.\..\*s\.\qq/./.(3**3
*3+3**3+3*3-3/3)\e*s\.\..\*
s\.\qq/./.(3**3*3+3**3+3)\e*
s\.\..\*s\.\qq/./.(3**
3*3+3**3+3-3/3)\e*s
\.\..\*s\.\qq/./.(3
**3*3+3**3-3*3-3+3/
3)\e*s\.\..\*s\.\qq
/./.(3**3+3*3-3-3/3
)\e*s\.\..\*s\.\qq
/./.(3**3*3+3**3+3*
3-3/3)\e*s\.\..\*s
\.\qq/./.(3**3*3+3
**3+3*3-3+3/3)\e*s
\.\..\*s\.\qq/./.(
3**3*3+3**                       3+3*3)\e*s\.\..\*s
\.\qq/./.(3                      **3*3-3*3+3-3/3)\e
*s\.\..\*s\.\                     qq/./.(3**3+3*3-3+
3/3)\e*s\.\..\                    *s\.\qq/./.(3**3+3
*3-3-3/3)\e*s                    \.\..\*s\.\qq/./.(
3**3*3+3**3+3                   *3-3/3)\e*s\.\..\*
s\.\qq/./.(3                   **3*3+3**3+3-3/3)
\e*s\.\..\*s                \.\qq/./.(3**3*3+3
**3-3)\e*s\.\..\       *s\.\qq/./.(3**3*3+3
**3+3*3-3)\e*s\.\..\*s\.\qq/ /.(3**3*3+3
**3+3+3/3)\e*s\.\(3**3+3*3).qq/./
.(3**3*3+3**3-3*3-3-3/3).qq/./
.(3**3+3*3-3-3/3)
\eeeee

Most of the code uses the uninteresting 74.117.115...etc. trick, but I'm particularly happy with the final s\.\(3**3+3*3).'.'.(3**3*3+3**3-3*3-3-3/3).'.'.(3**3+3*3-3-3/3)\eeeee at the very end. Each of those five regex evals has a specific purpose. See if you can figure out what they are.

Comment on The Power of Three
Re: The Power of Three
by jryan (Vicar) on Aug 25, 2004 at 21:54 UTC
Re: The Power of Three
by csuhockey3 (Curate) on Aug 27, 2004 at 03:46 UTC
Very nice o0lit3! Obviously, 3 is my favorite number as well (as noted here). This certainly will be hanging up on my cube wall tomorrow, with due credit of course. Perhaps I will add a little hockey stick to the bottom of it and send it back to you.

CSUhockey3
Re: The Power of Three
by TomDLux (Vicar) on Aug 30, 2004 at 01:57 UTC

It's been really difficult to waltz without a 3 ....

```one, two, ......
```

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