Why did they set it for a person to have to hit the button? For that matter, why did they make it so hard for the person: basically entering a password every 108 minutes. Why not have a huge green button that you press instead of this weird password situation? WTF?
Why not use that timer to trigger the button, for goodness' sake the technology was there. No, let's have it trigger flipping pseudo-digital clock on the wall instead.
Why did they have those heiroglyphics?
It makes no freaking sense! If Dharma folk were scientists, they wouldn't have designed things in such a stupid-ass way.
Was it the nuclear blast that caused the need for all this?