This game is so damn hard!
March 3, 2004 11:40 AM   Subscribe

Separate the red from the blue
posted by Orange Goblin (24 comments total)
i suck at this game very severely :(
posted by slater at 11:43 AM on March 3, 2004

Holy pop-ups, Batman!
posted by MsVader at 11:44 AM on March 3, 2004

i love every game that gets posted on mefi!!
it got really tricky once there was only one ball left.
Time: 137 Blue Ok: 10 Red Ok: 10
posted by Peter H at 11:47 AM on March 3, 2004

166, interesting game.
posted by bobo123 at 11:51 AM on March 3, 2004

Too many balls, and it's not that fun to begin with.
posted by Down10 at 11:52 AM on March 3, 2004

Time: 104. Not shabby.
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:58 AM on March 3, 2004

posted by wsg at 11:59 AM on March 3, 2004

13. Woohoo!
posted by hurkle at 12:06 PM on March 3, 2004

virus alert!


thanks a lot.
posted by taumeson at 12:08 PM on March 3, 2004

I 'glitched out' the game. My last two balls (red & blue) swapped sides at the same time and even with the count at zero for both sides the counter continued to run.

No matter what I do I just can't win... (sigh)
posted by blade at 12:12 PM on March 3, 2004

Is that was the popups were? [Runs popup blocker and up-to-date AV software]
posted by hurkle at 12:12 PM on March 3, 2004

188... but only because I didn't realize you not only had to separate them, but separate them the way the game wanted. Done correctly, 70.
posted by GhostintheMachine at 12:15 PM on March 3, 2004

D'oh - I didn't notice the counters at the bottom. I sorted them to the wrong sides, and once I realised I couldn't be bothered swapping them all over.
posted by wilberforce at 12:28 PM on March 3, 2004

I was worse than all y'all. I forgot mid game which way I initially intended to sort them.
posted by machaus at 12:37 PM on March 3, 2004

taumenson: Firefox. Seriously.
posted by bshort at 12:46 PM on March 3, 2004

After playing this game for a while, I can't seem to use my browser's scrollbar properly. I keep looking for imaginary dots. Ack...
posted by Tin Man at 12:48 PM on March 3, 2004

24, baby!

it helps to ignore one color and concentrate on the other, at first
posted by GeekAnimator at 1:09 PM on March 3, 2004

Yeah!! This is pretty awesome.

It's based on the thought experiment known as Maxwell's Demon, which might be vaguely familiar to anyone who has studied thermodynamics... The world surely needs more web games based on thought experiments.

Best time: 43. Sigh.
posted by jeffj at 1:29 PM on March 3, 2004

Yeh, I only realised the link to thermodynamics after I posted. Still haven't beaten the damn thing though...
posted by Orange Goblin at 2:09 PM on March 3, 2004

I am the Nefastis Machine.
posted by rocketman at 2:37 PM on March 3, 2004

That's a pretty nasty little script that opens up. You know when the friggin' Javascript code uses terms like "Malware" and "Parasite" that you're in trouble.

Doing a little research, it looks like the popup attempts to check if PUP.EXE has been installed on your system, if not, it tries to install it. This is apparently spyware from the Tmax Corporation -- an advertising business in England. It also checks to see if the Google Toolbar is loaded, so it may attempt to circumvent it.

Anyway, this thread should be deleted just as a public service to those Mefites who aren't properly protected (I know, I know).
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:20 PM on March 3, 2004

More Googling reveals this information on the worm.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:23 PM on March 3, 2004

Sorry to anyone who now has virus troubles...using Mozilla here and didn't get anything. I agree, delete the post.
posted by Orange Goblin at 4:43 PM on March 3, 2004

I got it in 63 - but that included getting all of the balls separated, but on the wrong sides, first, then getting them all separated again, but this time on the correct sides.
posted by syzygy at 2:42 AM on March 4, 2004

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