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The first ever Olympiad of Misguided Geeks contest at Worse Than Failure (or OMGWTF for short) is a new kind of programming contest. Readers are invited to be creative with devising a calculator with the craziest code they can write. One lucky and potentially insane winner will get either a brand new MacBook Pro or comparable Sony VAIO laptop.

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Entry #100328: goplatcalc

by Goplat
It seems native code is falling out of favor these days -- virtual machines like Java and .NET are all the rage. But most of them are still too tightly coupled to the host CPU, since of course the VM itself must be written natively. So I decided to take the abstraction up another notch and make the core of my interpreter be an ASCII diagram of logic gates. It runs a little slow now, but hopefully decreasing font sizes will take care of that.

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