Minecraft player builds amazing, horribly confusing, working computer in the blocktastic game

Usually, I hate things I don’t understand. Which probably explains why I want to go a bit stabby when anyone uses algebra in a sentence or why I want to strangle kittens when I watch the end of The Matrix Reloaded. However, this morning I cast my eyes on a Minecraft creation that my tiny feeble brain can barely comprehend. All it knows is; it’s bloody brilliant.

Above: We don't know shit about maths, but we're pretty sure this is the shit (try the salmon)

Minecraft, for those who don’t have the privilege of being in the know, is a sandbox game that allows players to essentially build loads of brilliant stuff with cubes (cheers, Wiki). It’s tools are seemingly so versatile that one enterprising chap called theinternetftw actually built a huge, working 16-bit computer in it. See his magnificent, if really confusing arithmetic logic unit below. Also, dude has one soothing-ass voice.

Impressive, no? The answer is, of course, yes. Hell, his creation was so jaw-dropping, he received a job offer after he posted about the project on Reddit. Apparently, theintenertftw eventually wants to make his ‘puter ‘Hack’ compatible, which means it will be able to run actual code… and possibly be able to murder you in your sleep.

Above: Proof that being good at games can land you a job

You know you’ve done good <insert hillbilly laugh> when the game’s creator comes out and praises your work, which is exactly what Minecraft’s creator Markus Persson has done on his Twitter. He said: “I saw the ALU, and I wet myself! Seriously, I got a hose and wet myself. With pee.” What a thoroughly personable and humorous life-form. Anyhoo, theinternetftw: we salute your genius. Even if it is giving us a headache.

Also, here's a picture of a Minecraft pig.

Source: Joystiq

Sep 30, 2010


  • Darkhawk - April 9, 2011 5:35 p.m.

    This guy has the nerdiest voice on the planet. It's super annoying. But yeah, good job Nerdalinger! I could never pull that off.
  • Hullonotna - February 15, 2011 9:45 p.m.

    Can i download this and use it as a calculator ;). Go minecraft.
  • Smeggs - January 31, 2011 9:48 p.m.

  • awsomemaster - November 17, 2010 2:57 a.m.

    he uploaded the save file on his newest video.
  • GammaGames - November 16, 2010 11:30 p.m.

    haha i like the pig :D and that is pretty amazing. Even if i don't have a clue how it works or anything about it really.
  • RFswitchBlade - October 21, 2010 10:07 p.m.

    THIS IS A PARADOX!!! A COMPUTER WITHIN A COMPUTER PROGRAM!!! ANIMALS WITHIN A COMPUTER WITHIN A COMPUTER PROGRAM!!! Does anyone else think he sounds somewhere between Homestar Runner and Jefferson from OG?
  • RFswitchBlade - October 21, 2010 9:47 p.m.

    Oh my god,Pillowfort, you need to find yourself some better friends! Not EVERYTHING on the internet has to be funny!
  • awsomemaster - October 12, 2010 2:42 a.m.

    he's updated it
  • hondobondo - October 9, 2010 6:56 p.m.

    HOLY JESUS DAMN FUCK. i think it's perfect that he can't pronounce his woo's, otherwise, we'd really all be just a bunch of loser a-holes in comparison. cj12297 you're just too stupid to understand any of this so shut up
  • TheComedian823 - October 1, 2010 2:36 p.m.

    i understand the scale and complexity of it and how amazing it is, but the actual processes made no sense to me, so i kinda found it boring (sorry:( ) But still, when he gets it ro run programs, he should run minecraft. Somebodys head WILL EXPLODE!!!
  • Dondada - October 1, 2010 12:09 a.m.

    Reminds me of the calculator in LittleBigPlanet.
  • QWERTYCommander - September 30, 2010 11:46 p.m.

    O_O I... just don't know what to say. This is amazing. And I agree with one of the commenters, there has to be a screen. Also, fuck off cj12297. You obviously don't know how awesome this is.
  • derrderr420 - September 30, 2010 10 p.m.

    this is achieving actual transcendence in Minecraft, who ever is able to accomplish that is a FUCKING GOD, you get 9001 internets sir
  • MdubG - September 30, 2010 8:35 p.m.

    this is truly amazing and genious i applauded him on the work he's done and he needs to keep it going and finish it completely
  • cj12297 - September 30, 2010 7:41 p.m.

    cue homer "boring" sound effect
  • miasma - September 30, 2010 7:07 p.m.

    damn this guy is bloody brilliant
  • grappler51 - September 30, 2010 6:19 p.m.

    Fucking fuckface. It's hard for my mind to comprehend that he built an actual working computer with individual components IN A GAME!!!
  • CaptainSpatula - September 30, 2010 5:24 p.m.

    FINALLY. I was wondering when you guys would write a minecraft themed article. It's a great game and it deserves more of your attention.
  • MailMan - September 30, 2010 4:42 p.m.

    Only in Minecraft could you A)get this amount of creativity and perseverence B)farm animals frolicking inside a ginormous computer also, did anybody else watching that think it loked a bit like TRON, but if the films budget had been $4
  • Robx - September 30, 2010 4:18 p.m.

    It's all fun and games until you hear a "SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHHH"...

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