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    Blasted Weeds Tude's Avatar
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    Something funky. Window easter egg? ... and animated ascii ...

    this is from another forum I'm on as presented to me - and it works with windows from XP on up.

    Someone had a lot of time on their hands! - Long Ascii "movie" -- hehehe - Star Wars ala ascii

    Instructions:

    go to "Run", type "Telnet"

    (opens black box saying "Welcome to Microsoft telnet client")

    Type "o" (that's a small "o", not a zero)

    Now type "towel.blinkenlights.nl" (without the parenthesis of course).


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    Very cool!

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    Connection no worky right now...

    I remember using telnet for e-mail back when i was a freshman in college...

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    "connection failed"

    I wanted to see it, Tude!
    I own my dream bike, a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    this is from another forum I'm on as presented to me - and it works with windows from XP on up.

    Someone had a lot of time on their hands! - Long Ascii "movie" -- hehehe - Star Wars ala ascii

    Instructions:

    go to "Run", type "Telnet"

    (opens black box saying "Welcome to Microsoft telnet client")

    Type "o" (that's a small "o", not a zero)

    Now type "towel.blinkenlights.nl" (without the parenthesis of course).

    Congrats you found an old school bbs. I used to design those for my 3 haha

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    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
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    btw, instead of all that typing

    telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

    works just dandy.

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    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
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    they made a new one...Matrix

    telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl 24

    cheers

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    oo another one...this guy has time on his hands...

    telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl 666

    Thats the excuse server

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    Nice. I just don't have time to watch them right now.

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    I love software easter egss.
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    I can't get it to run in Vista

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post


    I love software easter egss.
    I do too, but this isn't one. You're connecting to a remote server that's sending you the ASCII movie much like you connect to bike forums to view the site (sorry, I can't tell if you're playing dumb).

    Very cool though, I had no idea there was such a thing as ASCII movies. Oh, and this should work on almost any computer that can run telnet, not just Win XP and up.
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    It's not finished yet, but you can get most of it here:

    http://www.asciimation.co.nz/
    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Human Car View Post
    I can't get it to run in Vista
    You need to go to add remove programs and install the windows component Telnet

    vista has it disabled by default.

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    It's not a Windows Easter Egg. You're connecting to a remote telnet server. Be careful when connecting to unknown Internet hosts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss Moniker View Post
    I do too, but this isn't one. You're connecting to a remote server that's sending you the ASCII movie much like you connect to bike forums to view the site (sorry, I can't tell if you're playing dumb).
    Actually I thought about it after I posted and realized it wasn't technically an Easter Egg....but was too lazy to go back and edit my post.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    i jam my thumbs up and back into the tubes. this way i can point my fingers straight out in front to split the wind and attain an even more aero profile, and the usual fixed gear - zen - connectedness feeling through the drivetrain is multiplied ten fold because my thumbs become one with the tubing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    You need to go to add remove programs and install the windows component Telnet

    vista has it disabled by default.
    I can only find remove programs options. Vista help has something about turning on/off Widows options but I'll be dang if I can find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Human Car View Post
    I can only find remove programs options. Vista help has something about turning on/off Widows options but I'll be dang if I can find it.
    From the Control Panel, select "Programs and Features" then:

    Make your banana pancakes, and pretend like it's the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Human Car View Post
    I can't get it to run in Vista
    1. Uninstall Vista
    2. Install ANY other OS
    3. Celebrate

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    ya, I forgot vista made every anti-intuitive...real kick in the ass.

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    Thanks I got it working, amazing ASCII work. Thanks ChiefCatchacold

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    I saw this like 5 yrs ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by v1k1ng1001 View Post
    I saw this like 5 yrs ago.
    Thats soooooooo cool....

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