John_Spikowski wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:09 am
ejolson wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:34 am
jcyr wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:36 pm
Tatami are rectangular mats, used to completely cover the floor of a room, without overlap.
For reference, this is problem 256 on Project Euler.
That seems more reasonable and has a practical use.
In an attempt to cheer up the lead developer of FidoBasic, I mentioned the Tatami question. Unfortunately, Fido became barking mad and growled, why should I do your homework problems in graph theory?
I tried to explain, it's not about graph theory but carpets. With that the dog developer started whining, carpets bring back bad memories from puppyhood, when I got scolded for digging a hole in one and making another wet.
I could not help remarking how such a scolding was deserved and then went on, Tatami are rectangular mats that--as if by magic--can travel in time. At the mention of time, Fido's ears perked up. What are the technical specifications? My friend K9 is borrowing the Tardis while Dr Who is at the dentist. For me to show up with a substandard tapestry covered with cat hair would be embarrassing. How does a time machine compare with a Tatami?
I assured Fido that Tatami were not covered with cat hair (are they?) and then went on to explain how those rectangular mats are capable of traveling forward in time at the exact rate of one second per second. This seemed to calm the dog developer, who began pawing at the keyboard. For the sake of computer literacy, I hope Fido is not still working on a sluggish bootloader.