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(Viral Nova)   The coolest thing ever was made by a janitor at a Japanese university. COOLEST EVER   (viralnova.com) divider line 128
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2014-01-15 12:02:40 AM  
Unsolvable, you say?

www.twelvebytwelve.net
 
2014-01-15 12:20:49 AM  
i1.wp.com
A device that allows spiders to talk with cats!
 
2014-01-15 02:00:57 AM  
I think the question here is is it a solvable maze...or just a elaborate maze like doodle?
 
2014-01-15 02:33:19 AM  

fusillade762: Unsolvable, you say?

[www.twelvebytwelve.net image 500x269]


The funny thing is the Good Will Hunting problem is actually really easy.
 
2014-01-15 05:17:56 AM  
I think that an unsolvable maze would be much easier to make.
Not saying what this guy did isn't beautifully complex.
What do you call a maze with no solution? A dead end?
 
2014-01-15 05:20:48 AM  
FTFA:
To think a university janitor was behind this shows that we should never judge anyone by their occupation or position in life.

Yeah, dude fritters and wastes away 7 years of his life to create a farking useless doodle...boy, I'll never just presume a person is a janitor because they aren't smart enough to get a real job again.
 
2014-01-15 05:22:22 AM  
"the entire Internet is exploding with questions " really the entire internet?
So when I go to work this morning, all 5025 users at my company will have but one question on their mind.
 
2014-01-15 05:33:13 AM  
Um... "unsolvable" doesn't mean a maze is well-designed, it means the opposite.  If the guy put that much of his time into it, I imagine he kept track of a path to avoid failing that hard, and it is in fact solvable.

Assuming he actually intended it as a maze and wasn't just doodling, which is also a possibility.
 
2014-01-15 05:34:32 AM  
Can't they just start at the end and work backwards?
 
2014-01-15 05:34:37 AM  
Wow! How did he do this? In only 7 years?

What's he like, in person? Does he have a compulsive personality that makes him need to do this?

Does he erase lines or does he just draw the newer lines as passing underneath the older lines?

I'M EXPLODING WITH QUESTIONS. OMG.
 
2014-01-15 05:35:45 AM  
I knew a skinny gal who gave good head so I am not that impressed.
 
2014-01-15 05:41:42 AM  
It looks like a black and white line mock up of the inside of a Borg cube.
 
2014-01-15 05:42:17 AM  
would make a nice poster

storey has so much wrong

1 janitor makes something pretty - which apparently the readership is to be astonished at
2 janitor works at a univerisity - omfg god - perhaps there  will be radioactive spiders
3 janitor works in secret - (now we know what he was doing all those hours in the boiler room)
valid questions - did he do this on company time?? and does the NSA know of this
4 janitors are not to be automatically considered stupid - really? who knew?

bleah on story
 
2014-01-15 05:42:20 AM  
No, subby, THIS is the coolest thing ever!

/EVER!
 
2014-01-15 05:43:35 AM  
How do you like them apples?
 
2014-01-15 05:43:51 AM  

optikeye: I think the question here is is it a solvable maze...or just a elaborate maze like doodle?


Came here to say this.
 
2014-01-15 05:45:06 AM  
mostlyfilm.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-15 05:47:52 AM  
media.treehugger.com
 
2014-01-15 05:48:03 AM  
I suppose on social acceptance scale this is slightly better than spending 7 years making a suit out of women.
 
2014-01-15 05:51:07 AM  
Should he not have been like cleaning stuff for 7 years rather then drawing on stuff.
 
2014-01-15 05:54:02 AM  
It is pretty clearly intended to be a maze. If it's unsolvable that just means he farked it up. That would surprise me, given how precise it all seems to be.

The whole "omg a janitor doing people things!" rubs me the wrong way. Especially considering that a meticulous and persistent approach to a tedious manual task seems pretty much exactly what you'd want in a janitor.
 
2014-01-15 05:56:18 AM  
Tweaker.
 
2014-01-15 05:59:03 AM  

optikeye: I think the question here is is it a solvable maze...or just a elaborate maze like doodle?


This. If you don't care if it's solvable, then its just a matter of patience and time to draw something like this.
 
2014-01-15 06:00:51 AM  
It's a hand drawn map of the Tokyo subway system.
 
2014-01-15 06:02:53 AM  
www.examiner.com
 
2014-01-15 06:08:40 AM  

Deep Contact:


Looking at this on my phone, and I can't tell if it's real or not? If so, where is that?
 
2014-01-15 06:10:10 AM  
A unsolvable puzzle and it took him seven years?

I spat out both these out in under seven minutes.

i288.photobucket.comi288.photobucket.com
/Awaiting my internet explosion.
 
2014-01-15 06:24:24 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: It is pretty clearly intended to be a maze. If it's unsolvable that just means he farked it up. That would surprise me, given how precise it all seems to be.

The whole "omg a janitor doing people things!" rubs me the wrong way. Especially considering that a meticulous and persistent approach to a tedious manual task seems pretty much exactly what you'd want in a janitor.


Perfect.
 
2014-01-15 06:24:26 AM  

danielscissorhands: Deep Contact:

Looking at this on my phone, and I can't tell if it's real or not? If so, where is that?


It's a shop, some bits of road have the same vehicles on.
 
2014-01-15 06:25:06 AM  

danielscissorhands: Deep Contact:

Looking at this on my phone, and I can't tell if it's real or not? If so, where is that?



LA Freeway.
 
2014-01-15 06:27:03 AM  

SickAsAParrot: danielscissorhands: Deep Contact:

Looking at this on my phone, and I can't tell if it's real or not? If so, where is that?

It's a shop, some bits of road have the same vehicles on.


No, it's a bowl of stale gagh from star trek - it's reddish brown when fresh.
 
2014-01-15 06:28:45 AM  

BowtoMogul: I think that an unsolvable maze would be much easier to make.
Not saying what this guy did isn't beautifully complex.
What do you call a maze with no solution? A dead end?


Basically it's a cool drawing. It isn't a maze at all.

Seems more like a guy who had OCD that translated into endless doodling.
 
2014-01-15 06:36:39 AM  
Even more incredible, it seems to be completely unsolvable.

Um, maybe it's not a puzzle.
 
2014-01-15 06:36:54 AM  
Animated gifs of bouncing boobs in slow motion are the coolest things ever. Just sayin.
 
2014-01-15 06:38:16 AM  

bobrktb: "the entire Internet is exploding with questions " really the entire internet?
So when I go to work this morning, all 5025 users at my company will have but one question on their mind.


>> my internets all exploded this morning. Caught the curtains on fire.
 
2014-01-15 06:40:19 AM  
Omnis_evil_twin:
/Awaiting my internet explosion.

redtube.com would probably work better than fark.

Seriously though, you're right.

At a close look, these are poorly drawn doodles, nothing of talent there, lines are not straight, symmetry where attempted fails, curves are atrocious.

The only thing that stands out as differing from other doodles is the size, but given 7 years, it's not impressive at all.

If it is able to be done by anyone, it is not art.  It may be aesthetically pleasing to some with poor taste, but that does not make it art.

That said, I hope he sells it for a nice chunk of change to some fool with too much money.  He's not the one claiming that it's some great masterpiece so I have no problem with him doing well with it.
 
2014-01-15 06:45:44 AM  

omeganuepsilon: Omnis_evil_twin:
/Awaiting my internet explosion.

redtube.com would probably work better than fark.

Seriously though, you're right.

At a close look, these are poorly drawn doodles, nothing of talent there, lines are not straight, symmetry where attempted fails, curves are atrocious.

The only thing that stands out as differing from other doodles is the size, but given 7 years, it's not impressive at all.

If it is able to be done by anyone, it is not art.  It may be aesthetically pleasing to some with poor taste, but that does not make it art.

That said, I hope he sells it for a nice chunk of change to some fool with too much money.  He's not the one claiming that it's some great masterpiece so I have no problem with him doing well with it.


Uhm, no. Doing something no one else can do doesn't define something as art. Otherwise, no one would know the name Jackson Pollock.
 
2014-01-15 06:49:15 AM  

SevenizGud: Yeah, dude fritters and wastes away 7 years of his life to create a farking useless doodle...boy, I'll never just presume a person is a janitor because they aren't smart enough to get a real job again.


I bet it's not as awesome as that thing you have that you spent seven years making, right?
Oh..right...you've done nothing of value. Ever.
Well, this story shows that even you have a possibility of doing something useful! Take heart!
 
2014-01-15 06:53:40 AM  
 
2014-01-15 07:02:23 AM  

kwame: omeganuepsilon: Omnis_evil_twin:
/Awaiting my internet explosion.

redtube.com would probably work better than fark.

Seriously though, you're right.

At a close look, these are poorly drawn doodles, nothing of talent there, lines are not straight, symmetry where attempted fails, curves are atrocious.

The only thing that stands out as differing from other doodles is the size, but given 7 years, it's not impressive at all.

If it is able to be done by anyone, it is not art.  It may be aesthetically pleasing to some with poor taste, but that does not make it art.

That said, I hope he sells it for a nice chunk of change to some fool with too much money.  He's not the one claiming that it's some great masterpiece so I have no problem with him doing well with it.

Uhm, no. Doing something no one else can do doesn't define something as art. Otherwise, no one would know the name Jackson Pollock.


Pollock's work has layers and depth that is fractally accurate. Not just anyone can make the art he made.
 
2014-01-15 07:02:45 AM  
I don't suppose anyone has considered that the maze was just a drawing of his facilities water/electric/sewage systems for his own reference?

I've seen IT facilities with more spaghetti than this and NO ONE knew where everything went
 
2014-01-15 07:05:14 AM  
From TFA:

Even more incredible, it seems to be completely unsolvable.

I wonder if the janitor titled the maze "Kobayashi Maru"
 
2014-01-15 07:07:45 AM  
I'm guessing it rates as unsolvable because it would be impossible to get more than half way without slitting your own wrists just to alleviate the boredom.
 
2014-01-15 07:09:05 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: kwame: omeganuepsilon: Omnis_evil_twin:
/Awaiting my internet explosion.

redtube.com would probably work better than fark.

Seriously though, you're right.

At a close look, these are poorly drawn doodles, nothing of talent there, lines are not straight, symmetry where attempted fails, curves are atrocious.

The only thing that stands out as differing from other doodles is the size, but given 7 years, it's not impressive at all.

If it is able to be done by anyone, it is not art.  It may be aesthetically pleasing to some with poor taste, but that does not make it art.

That said, I hope he sells it for a nice chunk of change to some fool with too much money.  He's not the one claiming that it's some great masterpiece so I have no problem with him doing well with it.

Uhm, no. Doing something no one else can do doesn't define something as art. Otherwise, no one would know the name Jackson Pollock.

Pollock's work has layers and depth that is fractally accurate. Not just anyone can make the art he made.


Some of it, yes. But OK. Marcel Duchamp. Andy Warhol. The point is that intent is equally important and technical difficulty isn't an absolute when defining art.
 
2014-01-15 07:18:31 AM  

kwame: AverageAmericanGuy: kwame: omeganuepsilon: Omnis_evil_twin:
/Awaiting my internet explosion.

redtube.com would probably work better than fark.

Seriously though, you're right.

At a close look, these are poorly drawn doodles, nothing of talent there, lines are not straight, symmetry where attempted fails, curves are atrocious.

The only thing that stands out as differing from other doodles is the size, but given 7 years, it's not impressive at all.

If it is able to be done by anyone, it is not art.  It may be aesthetically pleasing to some with poor taste, but that does not make it art.

That said, I hope he sells it for a nice chunk of change to some fool with too much money.  He's not the one claiming that it's some great masterpiece so I have no problem with him doing well with it.

Uhm, no. Doing something no one else can do doesn't define something as art. Otherwise, no one would know the name Jackson Pollock.

Pollock's work has layers and depth that is fractally accurate. Not just anyone can make the art he made.

Some of it, yes. But OK. Marcel Duchamp. Andy Warhol. The point is that intent is equally important and technical difficulty isn't an absolute when defining art.


I forgot who said it, but the way you can tell art from everything else is that art has a frame.
 
2014-01-15 07:26:54 AM  

kwame: omeganuepsilon: Omnis_evil_twin:
/Awaiting my internet explosion.

redtube.com would probably work better than fark.

Seriously though, you're right.

At a close look, these are poorly drawn doodles, nothing of talent there, lines are not straight, symmetry where attempted fails, curves are atrocious.

The only thing that stands out as differing from other doodles is the size, but given 7 years, it's not impressive at all.

If it is able to be done by anyone, it is not art.  It may be aesthetically pleasing to some with poor taste, but that does not make it art.

That said, I hope he sells it for a nice chunk of change to some fool with too much money.  He's not the one claiming that it's some great masterpiece so I have no problem with him doing well with it.

Uhm, no. Doing something no one else can do doesn't define something as art. Otherwise, no one would know the name Jackson Pollock.


who the fark is jackson pollock
 
2014-01-15 07:28:01 AM  
Someone should scan it. I'd be surprised if there isn't any image software that could solve the puzzle in about 60 seconds, even with the rules programmed in to allow for where paths can cross under each other.
 
2014-01-15 07:28:05 AM  

BowtoMogul: I think that an unsolvable maze would be much easier to make.
Not saying what this guy did isn't beautifully complex.
What do you call a maze with no solution? A dead end?


The Beltway
 
2014-01-15 07:29:01 AM  

SevenizGud: FTFA:
To think a university janitor was behind this shows that we should never judge anyone by their occupation or position in life.

Yeah, dude fritters and wastes away 7 years of his life to create a farking useless doodle...boy, I'll never just presume a person is a janitor because they aren't smart enough to get a real job again.


What else to do with a dull day?
 
2014-01-15 07:35:15 AM  
britfa.gs

OMG! Where do I start?! I hope the entire internet is as baffled as I am.
 
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