Monday, June 19, 2006

Geeks and the World Cup 2006

Just been on a site watching the Spain - Tunisia game using ASCII code in a terminal window. It is obviously ridiculous but still one of the coolest things on the internet today. It uses Telnet to "stream" the data to your computer.

Check it out here. It will take you a while to work out what it is all about, but when the "video" zooms in closer to the action, it is actually possible to see the game adequately.

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'.@\___/@.' ,b#'"[ \jmmmmm _P.
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Follow the instructions on the HOW-TO link which is on the lower left-hand side of the page and everything should become as clear as crystal.

ps. It works in Windows and OS X too - it's not confined to Linux geeketry! Instructions at the HOW-TO link.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You can watch it live here.

http://livetvfeeds.blogspot.com/

Toño said...

I prefer to take a glass (bottle) of "verdejo" with you...:(

gomad.ch said...

You so lead in the Übergeek race.