You are stuck in a bunker on an island, with loads of food so starving isn't a concern.

You are stuck in a bunker on an island, with loads of food so starving isn't a concern.

Your job is to press a button on a computer keyboard every 108 minutes to reset the countdown timer. You don't know what exactly will happen if you fail, but you've been led to believe that it will be something terrible.

108 minutes isn't enough for a proper sleep. You'll only be able to sleep in short segments. Also, you won't be able to explore the island too far from your bunker. 54 minutes (1/2 of 108) is at most some 3 miles in the jungle.

How many days will you last before you fail to reset the countdown timer in time, accidentally or deliberately?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The first time I get drunk, I will pass out and sleep right through the nuke going off. Probably day 2 or 3, whenever I find the alcohol.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the original concept was so cool, it would have almost been preferable if the show got cancelled before the last season

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      yep should have ended with Juliet setting off the nuke and resetting the timeline

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's frustrating because that season really did feel like everything was finally coming together and paying off... then they said "yeah, no, frick that"

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'd do absolutely nothing. It's delaying what will happen within the week anyway.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I'd do absolutely nothing.
      I would just listen to them, because that's what no one else did.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    one of the dumber mystery Skinner Shitbox contrivances

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Probably in the first 24 hours. If I somehow don't forget to do it while awake I assure you the moment I fall asleep I won't be up within the next 108 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >forget to do it while awake
      There's a loud alarm going off in the last 4 minutes or so. Probably annoying enough to wake you up the first few times on your first night, too.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Probably in the first 24 hours. If I somehow don't forget to do it while awake I assure you the moment I fall asleep I won't be up within the next 108 minutes.

        The island starts shaking like an earthquake too, feels like the bunkers going to explode. You absolutely know you are suppossed to press the button, you have to CHOOSE NOT TOO that's the whole premise of the dumb button.
        Not being able to get enough sleep is what would get me, if I had a partner there with me and we could take turns I could live out my life pressing the stupid button, so long as I get my full 8 hours a night.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Not being able to get enough sleep is what would get me
          I don't think it would be that bad because it's basically our only job I assume. And it's critically important. Apparently. So yeah it wouldn't be that great but I don't think it would be that big a deal. That being said probably a couple years and the curiosity would get the best of me. Because I assume it's not exactly clear that even anything will happen. I can't really imagine going longer than 3 years.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >I don't think it would be that bad because it's basically our only job I assume.
            >Under normal circumstances, you do not enter a REM sleep stage until you have been asleep for about 90 minutes.
            That's what kill yeah, not literally, but you'd just be this constantly tired butthole who was snapping at everything. Might even start hallucinating and having other mental shit at that point who knows, that's the whole reason for it's short timing I suspect, just to mess with people.
            Would be hell to do alone

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >There's a loud alarm going off in the last 4 minutes or so.
        Probably indefinitely then.
        >Probably annoying enough to wake you up the first few times on your first night, too.
        I don't know what this means though. That the alarm would change or that I'd get acclimated to it and wouldn't respond. Because I promise you I wouldn't get acclimated to it. For starters I'd sleep with my head right next to it.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          the alarm is too loud to sleep through unless you are legitimately deaf.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    just let that fricked run out and see what happens

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      > this shit happens

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        ne buttplug yatagarasu thing-you-need-to-cut-off-new-clothes?
        doesn't seem too bad

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >when the hieroglyphics appear for the first time
        we're never getting a show like this ever again

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Huge TV moment indeed.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >A decade and a half and no show has captivated the world with its mysteries like Lost did
          Why is it so hard?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Because they didn't try to explain anything in Lost. They just kept stacking up weird mysteries with believable characters.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I think at least part of it is due to the "landscape" of TV shows these days, not with the quality of any particular show.

            - Way way way too many shows are released and promoted at the same time and plenty of them have decent production value, unlike it was in the mid 00s
            - It's common for modern shows to be released with all episodes dropping on the streaming service on the same day, as opposed to when 24 episodes of a season were coming out over several months and constantly keeping the show in the back of your head
            - Discussions of pop culture, both online and offline, for some reason became far more ephemeral, no one is particularly interested anymore to discuss what they see in-depth (something something attention span or oversaturation or something; also the prevalence of going online using smartphones made it much harder for the average person online to have well articulated discussions)

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/3rrgLxg.png

        >when the hieroglyphics appear for the first time
        we're never getting a show like this ever again

        What was this show about? Watched a random episode on TV every once in a while and it was always some shit happened that absolutely made no sense.

        What was this island and cloud monster and everything else about? How did it end? I bet as a giant trainwreck.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          The first two seasons were solid. Some filler stuff here and there, but overall the atmosphere and the setting were good and intriguing. Fun characters.

          > What was this island and cloud monster and everything else about? How did it end? I bet as a giant trainwreck.

          How do I put this... Here's some stuff from the latter half, in no particular order:

          - They move the island back in time to the 70s
          - To move it back to their present, they detonate a nuclear bomb
          - The only person who died from that bomb was an annoying c**t who got physically crushed by this bomb when it fell
          - There's a flashback to roughly 2000 years into the past
          - While the show is known for its flashbacks into the past of different characters, later it introduced flashforwards and then flash-sideways into what seemed to be a parallel reality
          - Half of the final season takes place in the afterlife

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Thx for the effort but the more I know about this mess the less it makes sense.

            So what was this all about? Hell? They died? Stuck in limbo?

            What the frick as the point of the random tinelines alternate realities what's the fricking story why go through all of this?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Nope to all your guesses. It’s a good show, should prolly just watch it. The answers you get make sense unless you are a small brain(like a lot of the viewing public)

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >I don't know the answers either
                >better make up some bullshit excuse to appear intellectually superior

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              There is a glowing pool in a cave on the island, and in that pool there is a cork, and if you pull it out then great evil will consume the world, or something along those lines.

              Hurley, the fat guy who knew the numbers 4 8 15 16 23 42, became the eternal protector of the island.

              The events on the island took place in reality. A few characters left the island successfully at the end, something like 4 or 5 of them iirc. The afterlife thing in season 6 is revealed to take place long after the actual events of the show, when they are all dead (presumably some of them much later from natural causes in their normie life away from the island), and they are reunited in the purgatory.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          The island was a prison for Satan (hence the name, Paradise Lost) and God would call on people to safekeep it. On Satan’s attempts to leave the island, it became more discoverable, and eventually science and faith collided on the island with the Dharma initiative attempting to study the prison’s unique properties and effects on genetic mutations and time. We pick up on the story where the longtime protector of the island Jacob has grown tired and has been instructed to find a new keeper of the island. Jacob chooses random people from all over the world as candidates and puts them through a series of tests that reveal their faith and their willpower and their true character. Because they all went through these rigorous tests, they reunite in a place outside of time after everyone has lived their lives however long or short and died and they all move on to Heaven together.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            im not having it

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >What was this show about?
          stringing the viewer along with nonsense
          > I bet as a giant trainwreck.
          correct, the entire string of mysteries terminates both figuratively and literally in the island's magic bathtub stopper

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            > stringing the viewer along with nonsense
            It’s important to note the contempt for the audience showed by the people involved in this. Actively lying about it being planned out ahead of time to hype “clues”. In private talks they made it clear there was no plan, and their core idea is to just create mysteries with no regard for payoffs. Because the dumb punter is strung along and you get paid before he finds out the mystery box is empty.

            The most amazing thing is they then go on to have long careers doing the exact same shit and are never punished for clearly just winging shit that doesn’t make any sense. Hit them with the LOUD MUSIC STING and soft emotional moment, and voila you forgot what you were even there to watch. You exit the theatre or close the episode with a vague sense of confusion. Most of what you watched had no point whatsoever. But they already got your time and money.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Watched this as a middle schooler every Tuesday with our youth group. Our youth minister really liked the series, he would discuss with us the religious moral lesson of the latest episode and then we would theorycraft and eat snacks. We lost our fricking minds for

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Sounds like a club for people not getting any pussy

          I bet the youth minister forced you on his sperg dick and you obliged.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Ywnbaw, troony. You will also never be happy.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Only stupid people are happy trans people are 130iq on avg you were diddled by an autist youth minister dudeand I bet you still remember every vein of his turkey leg looking asperger dick.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yikes

                On the contrary it was all real... In your head.

                Sneed

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            On the contrary, I met my first GF at one of those gatherings and our youth minister was a kind and patient man.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              On the contrary it was all real... In your head.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        is it ever revealed what the hieroglyphics mean? I'm on S3 now, first time watch. Seeing this shit flip to the hieros is the peak so far.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          haha, no

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    desmond had a partner helping him push the button most of the time, they took shifts

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      How long was the time between Clancy Brown dying and the plane crash?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Only a week or so

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The fight between him and Desmond causes the airplane to crash since Desmond doesn't get back to the hatch in time.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          yea, and season is about 40 days, so desmond does it alone for 40 days.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This show was moronic but I do thank it for introducing me to Make Your Own Kind of Music.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Undeserved trips. They worked in pairs so they could sleep and venture.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How many days will you last before you fail to reset the countdown timer in time, accidentally or deliberately?
    The first fricking time. Wahhh if you don’t press the button maybe the world ends. Like I give a god damn frick, the frick is in it for me? The world is a shithole let it end.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What’s to stop me from simply not being a useless moron and simply writing a program that enters the keystroke for me or at worst making a cute little contraption that presses the button?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You have to type in a specific number sequence before the actual button can be pressed. And no, you can't keybind it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        it's the same sequence each time

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >And no, you can't keybind it.
        Bullshit - it's just a computer, you can absolutely program a code that would automatically enter the sequence and send an enter signal every 100-ish minutes.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Maybe you can. I would be waking up every 107 minutes.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Generally speaking, sure.
          In practice, you're stuck in a bunker where your only computer is this one, and you don't know how to even Alt+Tab out of the program into which you're inputting the code. At best, you know that this program autoruns after a hard reset. You know a thing or two about computers and coding, but you don't even know what OS this thing runs on, and very likely it fights back against some of the more obvious tinkering with it, which isn't hard if the software is purpose-built for this PC and the other way around. You also don't have any printed manuals or the internet to figure out some small quirks here and there which will inevitably prevent you from successfully completing your resident background button-press-emulator. This PC also doesn't have any IDE preinstalled.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          This isn't Windows 98, it's something from even more primitive than DOS from 70s that this obscure cooked up for this one specific instance, so you won't have encountered this shit previously. If you frick with it, and something goes wrong then your dead, and probably so is the rest of the world based on the stupid implications made in the show.
          It's far too big of a gamble just to make your life slightly more convenient.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous
  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'd rig something to push it on a 30 minute timer.
    and then I'd listen, which is what no one else did

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Meh. Why delay the inevitable? I'd just frick off and explore the island. Whatever happens happens.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It would spawn 12 demon Black folk with spiked wieners to rape you

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I simply wouldn't fail.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Shoot the hostage

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Make one of those rinky dink drink bird toys and have it repeatedly press the button on its own when you're not there, or one of those zen garden bamboo things that goes clunk when it's full of water and tips over

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    108 minutes.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Your job is to press a button on a computer keyboard every 108 minutes to reset the countdown timer.

    Simpsons did it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      you don't just press "Y"
      They have to enter a number sequence, then "Enter"

      [...]

      >*Enter*
      can you get a tophat bird to enter that?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes dumbass, just get 11 top hat birds and arrange them to hit their key in sequence

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Assuming the computer isn't locked down and is running something unix-like, I'd probably figure out a way to do it automatically within a week.
    If that fails, frick it, I don't like living that much anyway.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Waking up every 3 hours for like 30 seconds then going back to sleep is already what I do anyway so i'd be fine.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yep,I also have a cat.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    this thread makes is pretty obvious who are oldgays and who are literal cancer

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    alright if you can't program it to automatically enter the code, why can't you build a device to mechanically enter the code for you? Surely there's ONE person who survived that knows how to build simple machinery.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think it was important that a person press the button, possibly some island magic bullshit. After the DHARMA initiative died, radzinsky was a true believer, kelvin was just an army guy, and desmond was a loser and a coward. Sayid might have figured something out, but he wasn't sure how long the batteries would last.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You’d fail from sleep deprivation pretty fast. There’s similar situations actually practiced in the military and even as interrogation techniques because you break down from lack of proper sleep.
    How long could you last as a young healthy guy? Weeks maybe. You’re entering that state of sleep deprivation where you risk just closing your eyes and immediately being asleep so how the frick have you rigged your wakeup alarms?

    I’d sooner work on a mechanical trigger to keep entering the numbers automatically. You might be able to do that in a few days, it’s a mechanical keyboard and fairly primitive electronics. He has a bunch of tools and other electronic shit in the bunker. Most realistic.

    Of course if the timer was instead once a day this scenario would work. It’d keep you time pressured to not move away from the bunker. Hell even twice a day works (morning and before bed).

    Of course ultimately nothing in the show matters.

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If anything goes wrong, Desmond Hume will be my Constant.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      wonder what got cut from s4, in retrospect that's one of the least sensical cliffhangers

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    There will never be another tv mystery discussed as much as this. We really do have to go back.

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