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Dec 5th, 2008


I wonder how it handles if you remove stickers and swap them around? =P


Dec 6th, 2008


I'm guessing it would "solve" it anyway, and the resulting product would isolate the spots which need to be colour-changed. Or maybe not, I thought about it for something like 4 seconds.


Dec 6th, 2008


It probably overthrows humanity.


Dec 6th, 2008


X/0


Dec 6th, 2008


Do we welcome our cube-solving overlords?


Dec 6th, 2008


Until I know what their stance on the economy and healthcare is, I refuse to hang a propaganda poster of this thing in my living room.

Also, after actually visiting the link, I retract my theory and instead say that the machine would actually shit bricks... LEGO bricks.


Dec 6th, 2008


it would probably stop the program at the area where it's probably like

if 9 black; 9 red; 9 yellow (etc) are not seen then
stop

because the camera looks for all colors first =]


Dec 6th, 2008


They cheated. The black squares are supposed to be red. The robot probably had trouble distinguishing the red from the orange.

It looks like its method is 1) examine the cube, 2) work out a solution, and 3) execute the solution. If you changed the stickers around to make the cube unsolvable, it would likely go into an infinite loop at 2).


Dec 6th, 2008


It would probably create an alternate reality where the cube is solvable.


Dec 6th, 2008


Cube-Bot 2012!


Dec 7th, 2008


Cube-bot in 2012.. let's just hope he doesn't choose a hillbilly, gun-totin lady governor as a running mate.. Then we all lose =P


Dec 8th, 2008


it shouldn't be possible to build something out of lego that is smarter than me. i'm sad now


Dec 8th, 2008


Look, I built something smarter than paul, too.


Dec 8th, 2008


hey! i'm smart enough to wear some fucking trousers!


Dec 8th, 2008


I'm not.


Dec 8th, 2008


Yeah I thought we agreed EONS ago that none of us wear pants while comment-trolling!


Dec 8th, 2008


Well, I'm an exception. I have to wear cutoffs. . .


Dec 9th, 2008


i'm at work, y'see. they frown on that kind of behaviour

also, i see that our yellow plastic friend up there may not be trousered but he is wearing a belt!


Dec 9th, 2008


Well, I thought the fat comic relief guy in Once Upon a Time in the West was dumb to wear both a belt and suspenders ("The man can't even trust his own pants."), but this Lego guy did worse.

That, or he's wearing trousers made of human flesh, which would be awesome.


Dec 9th, 2008


Wait wait wait wait.... so no one else is completely naked?


Dec 9th, 2008


well TECHNICALLY we are all naked in our battery-pods ENERGIZING TEH MACHINES.


Dec 9th, 2008


Whenever I try to wrap my mind around the whole "goopey, naked people battery-pods powering an alternate reality while the machines rule" idea, I never get past the first three words.


Dec 9th, 2008


So. . . what you're saying is the robots have already taken over?


Dec 10th, 2008


Yes, and there is only one pill to take.. Purple.


Dec 10th, 2008


heh, i like it when the comments page ends up like this.
we haven't had a good long one like this since the superhero team proposition


Dec 10th, 2008


You've broken the 4th wall, Paul. Now this thread is doomed to be terrible.


Dec 11th, 2008


shit, it seems that i killed it


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