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Old 02-12-08, 01:14 AM
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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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Old 02-12-08, 09:04 AM
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Very cool!
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Old 02-12-08, 09:08 AM
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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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Old 02-12-08, 09:39 AM
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"connection failed"

I wanted to see it, Tude!
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Old 02-12-08, 09:41 AM
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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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Old 02-12-08, 09:42 AM
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btw, instead of all that typing

telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

works just dandy.
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Old 02-12-08, 09:44 AM
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they made a new one...Matrix

telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl 24

cheers
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Old 02-12-08, 09:48 AM
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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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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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Old 02-12-08, 12:53 PM
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It's not finished yet, but you can get most of it here:

https://www.asciimation.co.nz/
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Old 02-12-08, 01:47 PM
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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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Old 02-12-08, 01:56 PM
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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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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.
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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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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:

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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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I saw this like 5 yrs ago.
Thats soooooooo cool....
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