Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Jun 2006 22:14 UTC
Humor Sometimes, while browsing the net for news, I come accross things I just cannot not post. "Some enterprising Austrian Über-geeks [have created] a Telnet stream with, believe it or not, live ASCII footage of matches being played [at the World Cup Football]. Simply fire up a command prompt and type 'telnet ascii-wm.net 2006' and you'll find a live 'video' stream from 10 minutes before kick-off (or should that be boot-up?)." I also look forward to the Wimbledon version that resembles Pong.
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A reason to watch soccer
by lopisaur on Tue 13th Jun 2006 22:48 UTC
lopisaur
Member since:
2006-02-27

Well, at least an entertaining way to watch the World Cup.
All you soccer-loving nerds, rejoice!

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RE: A reason to watch soccer
by dylansmrjones on Tue 13th Jun 2006 22:54 in reply to "A reason to watch soccer"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

I think it's great. This way I don't have to pretend I'm a Pierson's Puppeteer ;)

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RE: A reason to watch soccer
by Varg Vikernes on Wed 14th Jun 2006 00:29 in reply to "A reason to watch soccer"
Varg Vikernes Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, at least an entertaining way to watch the World Cup.
All you soccer-loving nerds, rejoice!


First of all it's not called soccer, but football. The entire world calls it football (fußball, le football,...) and it existed well before the US started calling their rugby ripoff "football".
It's like the US calling black people african-american; their not from Africa, their American. They're black. Just as white Americans aren't britain-american...

Edited 2006-06-14 00:31

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v RE[2]: A reason to watch soccer
by adapt on Wed 14th Jun 2006 00:48 in reply to "RE: A reason to watch soccer"
RE[2]: A reason to watch soccer
by jwwf on Wed 14th Jun 2006 03:11 in reply to "RE: A reason to watch soccer"
jwwf Member since:
2006-01-19

What is the difference? Have you so little of substance to worry about that you care what someone halfway across the world calls a certain sport?

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v RE[2]: A reason to watch soccer
by bytore on Wed 14th Jun 2006 05:54 in reply to "RE: A reason to watch soccer"
h-milch-mann Member since:
2005-10-27

Let me just quote John Cleese.
"You should stop playing American "football." There is only one kind of football. What you refer to as American "football" is not a very good game.

The 2.15% of you who are aware that there is a world outside your borders may have noticed that no one else plays "American" football. You will no longer be allowed to play it, and should instead play proper football.

Initially, it would be best if you played with the girls. It is a difficult game. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which is similar to American "football", but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like nancies). "


amen

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RE: A reason to watch soccer
by Celerate on Wed 14th Jun 2006 01:16 in reply to "A reason to watch soccer"
Celerate Member since:
2005-06-29

Actually I think this is quite interesting. Back in the early days of computers and networked communication something like this could have been pretty handy, it's not very detailed, but at least people can get some idea of how the game is going.

But then, I'd be the kind of person to get together with friends and recreate the early days of networked computing, much like some history buffs like to reinact famous wars.

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RE[2]: A reason to watch soccer
by WZot on Wed 14th Jun 2006 02:38 in reply to "RE: A reason to watch soccer"
WZot Member since:
2005-07-06

Then again many people wouldnt have the bandwith to support that nifty ASCII.^_^

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RE: A reason to watch soccer
by evad on Wed 14th Jun 2006 14:41 in reply to "A reason to watch soccer"
evad Member since:
2005-09-10

FOOTBALL!

It's not called soccer.

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