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When will the Winter Bash 2015 begin? Any info on the non-secret hats?

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    In 6 to 8 weeks. – Doorknob Nov 30 '15 at 21:23
  • The hell are you tweaking about? It's already on, here's a screenshot of this page – random Nov 30 '15 at 21:26
  • It's almost a certainty that Winter Bash will occur again starting in December 2015. It's never too early to start asking questions about it. – JonW Nov 30 '15 at 21:26
  • Could have sworn someone already asked about this. Maybe on [meta.so]... Anyhow, they shipped the hats with all the #SOReadyToHelp swag. So it'll probably be another month or so. – Won't Nov 30 '15 at 21:31
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    Trying to claim that elusive "anxious for winterbash to start" hat? – Adam Davis 'ze-zir-zem' Nov 30 '15 at 21:32
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    You've ruined it by asking. – Taryn Nov 30 '15 at 21:35
  • @bluefeet: 3 hours early (for december) isn't too bad. It's nearly been a year since the last one! – George Duckett Nov 30 '15 at 21:36
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    winterbash2015.stackexchange.com hmmmmm – George Duckett Nov 30 '15 at 21:43
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    According to this it's soon, and it confirms at least one hat for this year. ;) – animuson Nov 30 '15 at 21:47
  • @animuson Is pardoning a turkey enough? And how do we provide proof? Should I send the live turkey to the offices in New York? – Adam Davis 'ze-zir-zem' Dec 1 '15 at 16:44
  • @Won't I asked some time ago, but too many downvotes and seemed nobody was interested. – TanMath Dec 2 '15 at 6:42
  • Winter Bash is on! – Kurtis Beavers Dec 14 '15 at 0:39
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    Winter bash again? That's, like, shell favoritism or something. Those of us who prefer ksh, zsh, or fish like to celebrate (and keep our heads warm) in the winter, too. (Even those tcsh folk are entitled to their beliefs, too...) – rickster Dec 14 '15 at 19:35
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It's started.


Given the countdown clock, it will start December 13th, 2015 at 7pm EST (4pm PST), which is the start of December 14th, 2015 in the GMT time zone.

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    I couldn't figure out what that "clock" represents... 5 digits doesn't really tell me much. – Werner Dec 1 '15 at 19:09
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    @Werner the countdown is simply the number of minutes until it starts. You can time how long it takes to countdown one unit to verify it's counting minutes, then calculate the time it'll reach zero, or read the source code. – Adam Davis 'ze-zir-zem' Dec 1 '15 at 19:13
  • What source code? – Anthony Pham Dec 1 '15 at 22:58
  • @PythonMaster cdn-prom.sstatic.net/WinterBash/js/countdown.js – Andreas Fester Dec 2 '15 at 10:31
  • @AndreasFester Is there a properly formatted version? – Anthony Pham Dec 3 '15 at 1:14
  • @PythonMaster I assume that the real source is not disclosed, but you can get started by copy&paste the compressed javascript into a javascript beautifier like jsbeautifier.org - it still has the obfuscated variable names then, but its much easier to read ... – Andreas Fester Dec 3 '15 at 6:36

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