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Oh look Sisyphus, there goes your rock again
January 2, 2012 2:27 PM   Subscribe

Let's Play Ancient Greek Punishment! (SLFlashEternalTorment)
posted by yellowbinder (28 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
These are really difficult but I managed to write an AutoHotKey script that won these for me.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 2:33 PM on January 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Zeno's paradox was not a punishment.

And his method of handling rounding errors was at once a neat doge and a total rip off.
posted by Grimgrin at 2:39 PM on January 2, 2012 [9 favorites]


Zeno is never going to make it is he?
posted by Danila at 2:41 PM on January 2, 2012


Danila: "Zeno is never going to make it is he?"

I haven't yet, and I'm about 15 decimal places in >.<

I'm getting super fast though!!! ;)
posted by Sportbilly at 2:46 PM on January 2, 2012


I am so sorry but I started laughing so hard during Sisyphus that I can't even play
posted by Xoebe at 2:46 PM on January 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


I got ∞. Is that a good score?
posted by R. Schlock at 2:50 PM on January 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


feeling sorry for Prometheus
posted by the mad poster! at 2:51 PM on January 2, 2012


Curse you, Zeus! Not only are the damned still in torment, but now my carpel tunnel is acting up again!
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:53 PM on January 2, 2012 [3 favorites]


These are really difficult but I managed to write an AutoHotKey script that won these for me.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 2:33 PM on January 2 [+] [!]


Seconds later, Foci was carried away by Alecto, Megaera and Tisiphone to parts unknown.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 3:04 PM on January 2, 2012 [13 favorites]


The only winning move is not to play.
posted by Gygesringtone at 3:08 PM on January 2, 2012


Ha, the torment of Zeno is nothing compared to QWOP!
posted by benito.strauss at 3:17 PM on January 2, 2012 [4 favorites]


Oh hey grad school simulator!
posted by monocyte at 3:23 PM on January 2, 2012 [18 favorites]


The software's buggy. I chose "(O)edipus" and the screen just went dark.
posted by PlusDistance at 3:40 PM on January 2, 2012 [12 favorites]


Zeno is never going to make it is he?

Eventually.
posted by empath at 3:43 PM on January 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


(well, if his velocity keeps getting cut in half at every step in the sequence, it will take an infinite amount of time, but at a constant velocity, he obviously makes it in the normal time)
posted by empath at 3:44 PM on January 2, 2012


sportbilly: I'm getting super fast though!!! ;)

EponystAAAAGGH my liver!

Oimoi! Peu! Peu!
posted by running order squabble fest at 3:52 PM on January 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Zeno's made me bust up laughing.

His triumphant arm raise with the bell sound just made it too funny.
posted by Samizdata at 4:11 PM on January 2, 2012


In the sequel, Modern Greek Punishment, you have to push G and H really fast to keep your taxes from rising and your pension from disappearing.
posted by dephlogisticated at 4:11 PM on January 2, 2012 [7 favorites]


Doesn't the rock REACH the top of the hill for Sisyphus, only to roll down the other side?
posted by leotrotsky at 4:32 PM on January 2, 2012


(S)isyphus 2.0 will feature a voice-over commentary by Albert Camus, explaining how happy Sisyphus must be.
posted by sarastro at 4:45 PM on January 2, 2012 [7 favorites]


zeno only has so many digits and when you approach the limit it replaces it with "half-way", lame.
posted by Shit Parade at 6:40 PM on January 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


I really suck at this. :-(
posted by LordSludge at 8:25 PM on January 2, 2012


Keep trying, it gets easier LordSludge. The boss fights on each level are a bitch though.
posted by empath at 8:39 PM on January 2, 2012


zeno only has so many digits and when you approach the limit it replaces it with "half-way", lame.

So glad I am not the only person who felt compelled to determine this outcome experimentally.

Remember kids: "there is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn".
posted by nanojath at 9:08 PM on January 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


Ok I'll keep at it!
posted by LordSludge at 11:16 PM on January 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


wait until you see my game i made, Unwinnable Retraux Flash Thing With Bad Controls That Ironically Namechecks Things You Think Are High Culture

i mean i didnt really make it i wrote a bot that makes them and posts them to my blog

i dont have a blog so just check out the ''Let's Play'' of it and watch someone else play a video game here
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 1:40 AM on January 3, 2012


its part of my Unwinnable Flash Thing With Bad Controls series
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 1:43 AM on January 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


that wasn't so bad. some days my life is worse.
posted by mrgrimm at 12:34 PM on January 3, 2012


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