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By hmehta, history, 2 months ago, In English

Topcoder SRM 794 is scheduled to start at 11:00 UTC-5 on December 4, 2020.

Registration is now open for the SRM in the Arena or Applet and closes at 10:55 UTC-5. The coding phase will start at 11:05 UTC-5, so make sure that you are all ready to go. Click here to what time it starts in your area.

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Template is showing it as pm instead of am. Edit: meant time was shifted 12hrs in template, not every time zone will be shifted from am to pm.

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Is there any possibility of TopCoder upgrading to C++17?

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    Not at this moment unfortunately. It will be supported in the new arena.

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      Is there any possibility of TopCoder upgrading to a fully working new arena? :^)

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        Yeah we started working on it, but it got stalled because of COVID .We plan to start again very soon.

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          Haha, I would have expected web dev to be made easier, not harder because of COVID and cancellations of in-person things!

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The contest seemed to have been scheduled 24 hours later initially.

Right now, the schedule in Active Contests seems right, but the Leader Board on the left still says there are 25+ hours left to register.

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Regrettably, due to some unforeseen circumstances, today's round has been cancelled. We will see you all on Dec 4 @ 11:00 UTC-5 for the next SRM. (The next SRMs in the calendar will just be renumbered, so SRM 794 will take place when SRM 795 was previously scheduled.)

Sorry if you already made time and looked forward to the contest. Please join us for the next one!

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    Thanks for the update! Will you post an update explaining what happened (like a post-mortem)?

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      I believe they need to. At the very least, they should have let us know what kind of unforeseen circumstances it is (is it relating to technical issues or task issues?)

      hmehta misof, We would appreciate if TopCoder can give further details on this.

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        Very sorry for the delay in response here. I missed this message here. We did inform on Topcoder's community slack about the same,

        We found some issues with the problems last moment and didn't have enough time to fix them.

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Auto comment: topic has been updated by hmehta (previous revision, new revision, compare).

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Gentle Reminder: The Round begins in 40 mins :)

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Hi, I would be very grateful for some help with D1 500. Here is the editorial: https://www.topcoder.com/single-round-match-794-editorials/

And here is the last part, which I do not understand: "Finally, we use the above function again to draw the situation during the correct second and then we simply iterate through that drawing (row block by row block) until we find the desired cell."

For me, it is not simple at all. I have the final drawing with vertical and horizontal disjoint stripes. Only vertical stripes are easy for me — I can check whether the desired cell is inside this stripe or skip the whole stripe — as I have to return lexicographically smallest by (x,y). I don't know how should I handle horizontal stripes efficiently. Skipping only the first cell from the left is too slow — and I don't know how can I skip more, as there might be other stripes with the same left cell (x) but bigger y.