General Protection Fault presents Harry Barker and the Napier's Bones

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[Comic for Friday, September 19, 2008]


[[Harmony types away at her computer]]
Harmony: According to Wikipedia, the Napier's Bones was an abacus created by John Napier in 1617 for the calculation of product and quotients. But the hacker-only version has a bit more.

Harmony: According to legend, Napier also postulated the universal algorithm, a unifying mathematical formula to explain the universe. With it, a hacker could theoretically control anything. Napier supposedly encoded this algorithm into the bones themselves, but only his own models, which he designed himself.

Harmony: The last known set of bones designed by Napier was recently removed from display for unspecified reasons. They were said to be stored in an unnamed vault in Groklots...
Harry: Which was recently emptied by Dexter then broken into.

[[Harry leans on the table where Harmony and Donald are sitting]]
Harmony: We don't know that.
Harry: But it makes sense. Dexter brought the bones here, and now you know who is coming to steal them. If he figures out the algorithm, he could take over the world...

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