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Old 04-25-08, 12:12 AM   #1
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Best new way to waste time: The engineer in all of us

Remember those bridges you made out of Popsicle sticks? This is kind of like the same thing, only you can do it all day long and no one will know.

My best thus far is 975 feet...

http://www.candystand.com/play.do?id=18303
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Remember those bridges you made out of Popsicle sticks? This is kind of like the same thing, only you can do it all day long and no one will know.

My best thus far is 975 feet...

http://www.candystand.com/play.do?id=18303
Google a game called "Armadillo Run"
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Rickety-ass 1,067 foot thingy, first try.
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Old 04-25-08, 12:28 AM   #4
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Rickety-ass 1,067 foot thingy, first try.
I think i'm trying too hard. I'm also using my laptops finger pad, i just used the mouse on my dads old computer and it seemed to work much better, but that thing can't run the game. When i get back home with my computer and mouse i'm gonna build a 2,000 foot skyscraper!
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The Completely Epic, Indestructible Tower collapsed at 1,011 feet. Bah.
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Old 04-25-08, 07:43 AM   #7
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epic failure, i got nowhere.
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3rd try, 1,217' gets addicting.
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Old 04-25-08, 04:29 PM   #9
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I need to stop playing that now. My eyeballs ache.
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Wow, nicely done. I've tried it about 6 times and the best I have done is 1240 feet. What does your base look like?
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I just keep doing triangles, because we all know triangles are the basis for all great engineering designs. Best I got was a little over a 1000.
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Old 04-25-08, 06:43 PM   #13
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1748 feet. That's enough for me tonight. Starting to see crashing beams when I close my eyes.
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I almost failed out of school because of that game. Addicting, and the full version rocks beyond belief. Warez*cough*
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stupid game...
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1443! This game is whipped!
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Doesn't work too well. Doesn't respond fast enough to my mouse clicks, so they all fall down as soon as I create them.
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1348ft on first try. I think I understand it a bit better now so I'll try it again.
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1865 feet. Woo hoo! Can't touch timmyquest's height though.
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1865 feet. Woo hoo! Can't touch timmyquest's height though.
There is a bit of a trick...

Build a single stick exactly straight up...it stands.
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There is a bit of a trick...

Build a single stick exactly straight up...it stands.
OK, that takes all the fun out of it Here I was trying to build multi-load point base structures. As long as you don't lose your concentration you should be able to stack the single sticks indefinitely. Time for a new game.
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OK, that takes all the fun out of it Here I was trying to build multi-load point base structures. As long as you don't lose your concentration you should be able to stack the single sticks indefinitely. Time for a new game.
yeah :-(
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57 feet. I have no idea how to play.
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Man, I was building complex, intricately-supported structures that collapsed under their own weight long before the wind knocked them over, and such things are bested by a line? Pah.
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