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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Wow!
by Omega Penguin on Wed 14th Jun 2006 01:39 UTC
Omega Penguin
Member since:
2006-02-12

When is the next game on,in Eastern time?

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RE: Wow!
by dylansmrjones on Wed 14th Jun 2006 02:01 in reply to "Wow!"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

I believe it 1300 GMT, and that would be 0900 (9 AM) EDT.

But you better check up on it. Sometimes I goof with the timezones.

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RE: Wow!
by suryad on Wed 14th Jun 2006 02:02 in reply to "Wow!"
suryad Member since:
2005-07-09

I think type in www.wordlcup.com and it will orient you to FIFA's site. You can check timings there! And the amazing thing that people are ignoring I guess....is that how are they converting the live game to ASCII?! Is there a poor programmer typing the game as fast as he can?!!

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RE[2]: Wow!
by WZot on Wed 14th Jun 2006 02:44 in reply to "RE: Wow!"
WZot Member since:
2005-07-06

For that there is AA-lib: http://aa-project.sourceforge.net/aalib/
:)

Cant really say I have seen the ascii-wm in action yet, but I guess thats what they use. AA-lib can be used for pictures aswell as videos.

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