teaching machines

Turnt Simulator

September 23, 2014 by . Filed under cs436, fall 2014, postmortems.

Cody Wanless
Zach Forster

College years are complicated times. Students are expected to fit two lifestyles into one life. On one hand, peers and professors expect that one takes his/her future seriously, involving oneself in an abnormal number of activities, “leadership” roles, reading many dozens of pages each day, writing papers, proving theorems, etc. On the other hand, one is also expected to dutifully turn up each weekend, in order to maintain much-needed relationships. For some, the priority rests with the first lifestyle, whether the reason is the benefits it can yield later in life, or pure enjoyment of an academic life. However, there comes a time for everyone when an aggressive means of relaxation is called for, and it is at that moment that one needs to have a slew of homies on hand (it takes more than one to turn that dial up). Of course, no one wants to party with someone who has a HAM deficiency in his/her diet, so one must maintain a certain image, even during those late-night study sessions. That’s where the Turnt Simulator comes it.

With the Turnt Simulator, you can make your classmates jealous of your crazy lifestyle, leaving them begging to party with you, and all while you’re stuck in the lab tracking down memory leaks with Valgrind or admiring the beauty of the proof of the irrationality of the square root of two. You can accomplish this by making use of some key features of the application.


  1. Send SMS messages and post to Facebook and Twitter directly from the app. All text will be tastefully (or not so much) garbled and generated within the application.
  2. Photos with automatically generated party-esque scenery and objects can be taken attached to messages/posts directly from the application.
  3. Automatic tweets, on an interval, will be generated from a few lists of particularly ratchet, but related sentence fragments.
  4. Automatic Facebook check-ins will be generated with a short phrase and your phone’s GPS location.
  5. User preferences can be set to determine the readability of the garbled text and the frequency of automatic tweets/posts.



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