979: Wisdom of the Ancients
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|Wisdom of the Ancients|
Title text: All long help threads should have a sticky globally-editable post at the top saying 'DEAR PEOPLE FROM THE FUTURE: Here's what we've figured out so far ...'
There are so many times that someone can find the exact problem using Google, but see no solution whatsoever.
Often, a bunch of responders make well-meaning but unhelpful suggestions, and a few days later, the original poster writes “Thanks guys, I figured it out.” To which a reader might say "NO, DON’T LEAVE ME!! WHAT DID YOU SEE?! AAAGGGHHHGHGHHH…"
The comic seems to draw on the movie motif of exploring a pyramid or some other ancient structure. The protagonist comes across a skeleton beginning to write “Beware of ” and the writing ends. What did they see? How did they die? How will the protagonist ever escape?
Except that, unlike in the movies, life doesn’t always have a happy ending. Sometimes there isn't a solution to the very thorny problem on Google.
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