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Abmulabmu
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#1 Posted on 12.12.01 2309.42
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Hey all you middlemen, open yourselves up a DOS prompt and tell it "telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl"

You'll be glad you did





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#2 Posted on 12.12.08 2337.05
    Originally posted by Abmulabmu
    Hey all you middlemen, open yourselves up a DOS prompt and tell it "telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl"

    You'll be glad you did





    Helen Keller was largely useless, and look how we remember her.
Amazingly, this STILL works.

(And I think this is the first time I actually watched it all the way through to find out where it ended...just before Luke and Leia exit her prison cell!)
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#3 Posted on 2.1.02 0917.34
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That was freakin' awesome~!



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#4 Posted on 2.1.02 0921.22
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I feel stupid asking, but...what's a DOS prompt?
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#5 Posted on 2.1.02 1114.52
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I am scared to do it. Anyone want to tell me what it is, exactly?



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#6 Posted on 2.1.09 1140.16
    Originally posted by CRZ

    Amazingly, this STILL works.



And seven years later....IT STILL DOES (and still just as awesome).

For those who don't know, in Windows XP go to the Start Menu and click on "Run". WHen the run box appears type in CMD. WHen the command prompt appears (ie; big black box) type in telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl (found below).

(edited by El Nastio on 2.1.09 1241)
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#7 Posted on 2.1.02 1149.38
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HAHAHA!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't worry, it won't do anything evil to your computer.
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#8 Posted on 2.1.02 1204.21
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In a place long long ago and far far away, you didn't have pretty Windows icons to click on. You had to learn a strange langugage to make your computer do anything, and what it did really wasn't that impressive. That's DOS. It's not dangerous now. Too much.

But this? This is fine. No problems here.



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#9 Posted on 2.1.09 1208.10
    Originally posted by El Nastio
      Originally posted by CRZ

      Amazingly, this STILL works.



    And seven years later....IT STILL DOES (and still just as awesome).

    For those who don't know, in Windows XP go to the Start Menu and click on "Run". WHen the run box appears type in CMD. WHen the command prompt appears (ie; big black box) type in telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl (found below).

    (edited by El Nastio on 2.1.09 1241)
You are the first person to respond to a 2009 (2008) post as if it were a 2002 (2001) post. Congratulations! ;-)
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#10 Posted on 2.1.02 1223.16
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Yeah, it's not DVD quality, but it'll do.




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#11 Posted on 2.1.02 1307.17
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That was really neat. How long does it go on? I cant imagine how insane making that would get you.



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#12 Posted on 2.1.09 1525.52
During the last World Cup, I remember seeing a link where someone rigged a system to do this live as the game was going. Couldn't see much of anything, but it was still cool.
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#13 Posted on 2.1.09 1532.51
    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by El Nastio
        Originally posted by CRZ

        Amazingly, this STILL works.



      And seven years later....IT STILL DOES (and still just as awesome).

      For those who don't know, in Windows XP go to the Start Menu and click on "Run". WHen the run box appears type in CMD. WHen the command prompt appears (ie; big black box) type in telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl (found below).

      (edited by El Nastio on 2.1.09 1241)
    You are the first person to respond to a 2009 (2008) post as if it were a 2002 (2001) post. Congratulations! ;-)


I got fooled by the timestamps on the main page, as after your post the "newer older" posts were posted.

Oh well, at least I will live in infamey (much like the DOS movie) :)

(edited by El Nastio on 2.1.09 1633)
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#14 Posted on 2.1.02 2333.19
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that is without a doubt one of the coolest things ive ever seen!!! awesome!!!



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#15 Posted on 2.1.02 2354.18
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I never knew Telnet could still bring people so much joy in the WWW day and age. Thank you for that piece of glee and lightness.
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#16 Posted on 3.1.02 0013.29
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C:\DOS>
C:\DOS>RUN
RUN\DOS\RUN

I can't telnet from my work, mind letting me in on what it is?



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#17 Posted on 3.1.02 1933.16
Reposted on: 3.1.09 1945.30
I would tell you what it is, but it really does need to be seen to be appreciated.

Please, just go check it out. It's WAAAAAAAAY cool.



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(edited by joecollins on 3.1.02 1733)
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#18 Posted on 3.1.02 2029.54
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For those with XP, go to "Start", then "Programs", then "Accessories", then "Command Prompt".

Took me FOREVER to figure out where the hell my "DOS Prompt" command went to from 98...

In any case, I got back server timeouts, basically. So I pinged a few sites just to see if THEY responded and they did. So I don't know what's up...
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