A notably memory-inefficent way to generate fractals
May 24, 2019 7:08 AM   Subscribe

Well that's great. And also I learned that you can open PowerPoint files with 7zip.
posted by Literaryhero at 7:41 AM on May 24, 2019 [3 favorites]

Also: All other modern MSOffice documents, OpenDocuments and EPUBs.
posted by JHarris at 7:54 AM on May 24, 2019 [1 favorite]

The first video is neat but watching the fractals automatically render step-wise in the "Better Way" video is fantastic
posted by vibratory manner of working at 10:19 AM on May 24, 2019 [2 favorites]

Is that a dare, Huffy Puffy?
posted by clawsoon at 10:25 AM on May 24, 2019 [3 favorites]

Don't risk it, clawsoon. I hear that the person who runs this site, basal ganglia*, Mr Mosh Jillard hates fractals.

*oh, basalganglia is also a user, as well as being the opposite of cortex. Apologies.
posted by ambrosen at 11:12 AM on May 24, 2019 [2 favorites]

Oh... Recursive presentations... I hadn't considered this level of torture. I'm much less concerned about fractals and way more interested in making people have fun printing my deck....
posted by Nanukthedog at 11:38 AM on May 24, 2019 [2 favorites]

I think I saw something like this done accidentally, via recursive screen sharing over the web.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 12:11 PM on May 24, 2019

Giant Bomb did something like that once, when they were doing a live stream and started live streaming their live stream.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:48 PM on May 24, 2019 [2 favorites]

Wait, does this mean that zip/fork bombs are possible in Powerpoint?

Because in the right workplace or meeting that could be very useful.
posted by loquacious at 12:58 PM on May 24, 2019 [4 favorites]

Paraphrased from the third video "Surprisingly efficient" and no, it doesn't look like it would be a good fork bomb! Damn you, Microsoft!

Also, I think every tech accidentally recurses remote desktops at least once in their life. "What the fuck? Whoops, wrong desktop!"
posted by loquacious at 1:40 PM on May 24, 2019 [1 favorite]

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