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Secrets Revealed Part I

There are many secrets to the world. Many more are there to the world of computers. I will share a really stunning secrets with you.

Star Wars

If you live on Earth you must have heard of Star Wars if not seen any of the series. It was the dawn of special effects, animation and computer generated simulations. But now you can watch it again on the Internet. The guys at Blinkenlights have gone a step further and made a full Star Wars movie using nothing but ASCII. Ridiculous? Crazy? May be, but it is great. Oh by the way if you were wondering what is the video player, it is the Command Prompt. Seriously.

All right so here is how you can watch the film.

  • First make sure you have TELNET installed. If it is installed you can go to Step 2
    To install TELNET in Windows Vista and Windows 7 follow the steps:

    To install Telnet Client
    1. Click the Start button Picture of the Start button, click Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Turn Windows features on or off. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    2. In the Windows Features dialog box, select the Telnet Client check box.

    3. Click OK. The installation might take several minutes.

      In Windows XP Telnet should be installed else you can install it using the Windows XP Setup Disc.

  • Now that you have TELNET client open the Command Prompt
    Click the Start button Picture of the Start button, in the Search Box type cmd and press enter.
  • Now type TELNET and press enter
  • You will find a command dialog box like this :
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  • Now type o and press enter
  • Then type towel.blinkenlights.nl as shown and press Enter
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  • Now just wait and watch the movie Smile
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