i need to code a "contraption"

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    i need to code a "contraption"

    hi,

    I am a college student from India, and we are having a contest out here to develop an e-contraption(for more info click here)

    Basically we are given with a start and end process(for the eliminations we have to play an MP3 file) and they want us to execute the above procedure using the maximum number of programming languages in the most complicated manner possible.

    i have thought of some things like starting up in assembler, firing up a C program from it and then probably encrpyt-decrypt, compress-decompress the file, convert the file to PCM wave then spawn a VB prog which finally spawns media player and plays the file.

    I wanted some more ideas about what other whacky things I could do.

    Thanks,
    Sahil

    P.S : If this post is in the wrong section of this board please inform me likewise

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    I couldn't decide whether this should be in the tech forum, the contest forum, the projects forum.
    So now it's in the general discussions forum.

    Try writing some of it in intercal
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    Try using some Common Lisp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem
    Try writing some of it in intercal
    Good suggestion. Any language where "PLEASE GIVE UP" is valid syntax is a winner.
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    Brain.......... would be pretty bizzare.
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    You need to hook up a TI-83 calculator and have it do some of the work =D

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    > You need to hook up a TI-83 calculator and have it do some of the work =D
    And a cray as well
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