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posted by LaminatorX on Friday March 28 2014, @06:56AM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the Skwisgaar-Skwigelf-taller-than-a-tree. dept.

keplr writes:

The universe is going to be around for a long time, but humans will likely not be around for the vast majority of it. This clock, built with logic gates within Minecraft, ticks the eons away via exponentially increasing "pulses", culminating in the opening of a door around the time the universe will reach thermodynamic equilibrium -- when time itself will die, and every moment will be like every other that will follow.

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  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by crutchy on Friday March 28 2014, @07:07AM

    by crutchy (179) on Friday March 28 2014, @07:07AM (#22406) Homepage Journal

    dunno about the name but this guy gives a good rundown of some minegineering

    never tried mincraft but it kinda looks like might be fun

  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 28 2014, @07:25AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 28 2014, @07:25AM (#22411)

    See http://minetest.net/ [minetest.net]

    • (Score: 1) by GeminiDomino on Friday March 28 2014, @04:08PM

      by GeminiDomino (661) on Friday March 28 2014, @04:08PM (#22569)

      Wow, cool. I've never heard of that. Might be worth watching, with the Mojang's been giving Minecraft the "Canonical" treatment over the last few versions.

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      • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Friday March 28 2014, @05:05PM

        by tangomargarine (667) on Friday March 28 2014, @05:05PM (#22595)

        I dug up an old version (sans online play) back from when they still had snow worlds. I think the last straw with me was when they fleshed out the Nether and added a gajillion different potions and weapon enchantments, and and and...

        In other news, all the best PC games came out 1996-2000 ;-) Civ 2, Alpha Centauri, Space Empires 4, Over the Reich...

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 28 2014, @07:51AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 28 2014, @07:51AM (#22412)

    Meh... Doesn't even do decimals.

    This is more impressive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgJfVRhotlQ [youtube.com]

  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by katterjohn on Friday March 28 2014, @08:52AM

    by katterjohn (2905) on Friday March 28 2014, @08:52AM (#22427)

    ...but that was pretty entertaining.

  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by Hairyfeet on Friday March 28 2014, @10:24AM

    by Hairyfeet (75) <bassbeast1968NO@SPAMgmail.com> on Friday March 28 2014, @10:24AM (#22442) Journal

    And heat death is FAR from assured. Its possible we could have heat death OR the so called "dark matter/energy" that is pushing everything away from each other will give out, in which case gravity would take over and we could have a "big crunch", there are some theorists that think this may be cyclical, from big bang to expansion to big crunch. Then there are others but once you get into strings and multiple dimensions my brain threatens to asplode so I won't get into those.

    So while this IS very cool to be cooked up in Minecraft (and thanks to the poster who put up Minetest, I'll fire it up first day off I get) just remember that heat death is only one of several theories currently being discussed.

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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by Koen on Friday March 28 2014, @12:45PM

    by Koen (427) on Friday March 28 2014, @12:45PM (#22480)

    Who had thought that MultiVAX [multivax.com] would have been created in Minecraft?

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    • (Score: 2) by Koen on Friday March 28 2014, @12:49PM

      by Koen (427) on Friday March 28 2014, @12:49PM (#22482)

      I originally typed "Multivac", then I saw the name of the site and "corrected" it into "MultiVAX".

      Sometimes I should just trust my memory.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 28 2014, @09:56PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 28 2014, @09:56PM (#22727)

        thanx for the link to the story, it was good :-)

  • (Score: 1) by Buck Feta on Friday March 28 2014, @01:43PM

    by Buck Feta (958) on Friday March 28 2014, @01:43PM (#22510) Journal

    > time itself will die, and every moment will be like every other that will follow

    Like waiting in the dentist's office then?

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 28 2014, @02:56PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 28 2014, @02:56PM (#22536)

    I like it. He kinda, conveniently failed to mention what fantabulous invention he created to keep his minecraft hardware/software indefinitely running whilst all this was going on, and who was going to watch the door open. But hey, assumptions are assumed. Everyone forgets the "plus an infinite number of constants" from the good old E=mc^2 theory...