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Re: You know your a TopCoder when ... (response to post by Pops) | Reply
... when you find SRMs more fun than computer games
... when you quit your job to devote your time and effort to component competitions and other win up to $100,000 in prizes contests
Re: You know your a TopCoder when ... (response to post by Pops) | Reply


...when you become very sad hearing the news that the number of SRMs has been reduced suddenly.

...when your greatest fear is that, there can be a "No SRMs" situation any time.



Re: You know your a TopCoder when ... (response to post by Pops) | Reply
You use ternary search to solve all your optimization problems involving convex functions instead of the calculus-based method that your calculus teacher lives and dies by.
Re: You know you're a TopCoder when ... (response to post by Pops) | Reply
... when you think not "what can TopCoder do for me" but "what can I do for TopCoder"
Re: You know you're a TopCoder when ... (response to post by Nickolas) | Reply
When you realize -

"what can TopCoder do for me" == "what can I do for TopCoder"
Re: You know you're a TopCoder when ... (response to post by emotionalBlind) | Reply
.. when you are eagerly waiting for the SRM notification email despite being aware of the exact time before that SRM starts. :)
Re: You know your a TopCoder when ... (response to post by Pops) | Reply
When you feel happy seeing your name written in bold.
Re: You know your a TopCoder when ... (response to post by Pops) | Reply
…when you realize that you’re waiting for Petr’s screencast rather than the next episode of your favorite TV-series.
Re: You know your a TopCoder when ... (response to post by AnhDT) | Reply
When one of the reasons you are happy you are in div 1 is getting to watch Petr doing the same problemset you did in the SRM :)
Re: You know your a TopCoder when ... (response to post by Pops) | Reply
...when you spent your holidays writing TopCoder scripts.
Re: You know your a TopCoder when ... (response to post by hayk.saribekyan) | Reply
Why some handles are written in bold in the Arena?
Re: You know your a TopCoder when ... (response to post by ltaravilse) | Reply
When you have been seeing this thread grow for three years and still haven't got enough of it.
Re: You know your a TopCoder when ... (response to post by ltaravilse) | Reply
Because they have topped their rooms in the last SRM.
Re: You know your a TopCoder when ... (response to post by i0exception) | Reply
Then having my handle in bold will really make me happy, in SRM 428 I was 4th in the division and 2nd in my room and that made me really sad.
Re: You know your a TopCoder when ... (response to post by felix_halim) | Reply
...when you admire other people's TopCoder scripts.

Seriously, this is great, now I can see all SRM's division summary applet-like as though the systests just ended :)
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