Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jan 2016 21:02 UTC
Internet & Networking

A fan-created ASCII version of the 1999 sci-fi classic The Matrix is the oldest known torrent that's still active. Created more than 12 years ago, the file has outlived many blockbuster movies and is still downloaded a few times a week, even though the site from where it originated has disappeared.

Impressive.

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ipfs
by FunkyELF on Mon 25th Jan 2016 21:25 UTC
FunkyELF
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2006-07-26

ipfs for the win

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A diamond is forever...
by dionicio on Mon 25th Jan 2016 22:02 UTC
dionicio
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2006-07-12

Still impressed with AWK elegance and concision.

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A two, or three lines...
by dionicio on Mon 25th Jan 2016 22:09 UTC in reply to "A diamond is forever..."
dionicio Member since:
2006-07-12

The matrix.

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What are "years days"?
by Dark-Star on Tue 26th Jan 2016 08:01 UTC
Dark-Star
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2010-09-27

Are "year days" something like "week hours"? ;-)

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RE: What are "years days"?
by KrustyVader on Tue 26th Jan 2016 11:19 UTC in reply to "What are "years days"?"
KrustyVader Member since:
2006-10-28

May be the length of time that a year travel in a day (in time), about 24 hours?.

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Just use libcaca
by miceliux on Tue 26th Jan 2016 09:11 UTC
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2016-01-26

To convert any video to ascii art, just play it with the libcaca codec:

mplayer -vo caca your_video.avi

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RE: Just use libcaca
by Gusar on Tue 26th Jan 2016 15:20 UTC in reply to "Just use libcaca"
Gusar Member since:
2010-07-16

To convert any video to ascii art, just play it with the libcaca codec:

mplayer -vo caca your_video.avi

Yep, this will give you a generic ascii art experience. Then there's also the full Matrix experience:

mplayer -vo matrixview your_video.avi

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RE[2]: Just use libcaca
by richarson on Thu 28th Jan 2016 03:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Just use libcaca"
richarson Member since:
2014-05-24

In my case:

mplayer -fs -vo matrixview Matrix_trailer.avi

Looks kinda cool ;)

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Cloud storage
by Carewolf on Tue 26th Jan 2016 22:37 UTC
Carewolf
Member since:
2005-09-08

Now THAT is cloud storage. Not the renamed mainframes that calls themselves clouds these days.

Edited 2016-01-26 22:38 UTC

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