Watch Star Wars via telnet

telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl
Use Ctrl-] to stop it.
Sample Output
A long time ago in a galaxy far, 
far away......

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By: Alioth
2009-03-26 22:59:48

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What Others Think

Awesome!
foucault · 588 weeks and 1 day ago
? telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl 666 will give you an excuse from the BOFH stories. See http://blinkenlights.nl/services.html#bofh for more information
DNSpyder · 588 weeks and 1 day ago
It's Great...
Border · 588 weeks and 1 day ago
Takes me back to my BBS years. Fantastic!
philiph · 588 weeks ago
Doesn't work anymore. :(
maedox · 527 weeks and 4 days ago
Still works for me :-)
splante · 480 weeks and 5 days ago
It worked for me :) ___ / ()\ _|_____|_ | | === | | |_| O |_| || O || ||__*__|| |~ \___/ ~| /=\ /=\ /=\ _[_]_[_]_[_]_
rajashekar · 399 weeks and 4 days ago
working and interesting.
largem · 353 weeks and 4 days ago
=D awesome
davethomas11 · 315 weeks ago
how to exit?
harriszh · 205 weeks ago
ok, I found it. ctrl+] will back to telnet
harriszh · 205 weeks ago
If you don't have telnet, this works as well: cat < /dev/tcp/towel.blinkenlights.nl/23
kees · 136 weeks ago
With Netcat, High Sierra have no more telnet. nc -v towel.blinkenlights.nl 23 "Original Work : Simon Jansen ( http://www.asciimation.co.nz/ ) Telnetification : Sten Spans ( http://blinkenlights.nl/ ) Terminal Tricks : Mike Edwards ([email protected]) The hard work was done by Simon and Mike, I just placed it online in a different format. So long And Thanks for all the fish " Sten (I just need a Hug)
ThinWarrior · 101 weeks and 6 days ago

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