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Math Alarm Clock Is Evil, Evil Genius

By Evan Ackerman

It’s a well-known fact that I like naps. It’s also a well known fact that I hate waking up from naps. We’ve seen clocks that shake you, hide from you, or even electrocute you, but I feel confident that my brain would not be required to defeat any of those. The Turing alarm clock was designed to require the owner to prove awakeness by answering a series of math questions. It’s too bad I can’t do math in my head even while fully conscious, but come to think of it, it would be pretty cool if you could program this clock with other questions as well… Say you need to study for a bio test; just program the clock to not shut off until you answer a series of bio questions correctly. If, like me, you’ll do anything to shut the damn thing off, you’re guaranteed to learn whatever it takes to answer those stupid questions and get back to sleep.

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