roice writes "The crazy hypercubists who created the
5D Rubik's cubes (here are previous
Slashdot posts on
the 4-D one and
the 5-D one)
have now developed a free
working 4-dimensional software analogue of the
Megaminx puzzle. Composed of
120 dodecahedral cells, the
underlying structure is arguably the most beautiful of 4D geometrical shapes,
with amazing symmetries and no analogue in dimensions higher than 4.
Though some have already begun working on solutions for this 'Hyperminx,' it has
yet to be solved by anyone. Also, when it comes to
number of positions, it dwarfs the previous puzzles by many thousands of
orders of magnitude!"
Programmers used to batch environments may find it hard to live without
giant listings; we would find it hard to use them.
-- D.M. Ritchie