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Blinkenlights @ Chaos Communication Camp 2003 56

cavac writes "From 07.-10. August, we from the Chaos Computer Club have another Chaos Communication Camp. Please be sure to visit us at the BlinkenArea, a place where we show the newest projects and technology derived of Blinkenlights, the famous installation on Berlin's 'House of the Teacher'."
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Blinkenlights @ Chaos Communication Camp 2003

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  • by DJPenguin ( 17736 ) on Friday July 18, 2003 @09:03AM (#6469834)

    Das machine is nicht fur gefingerpoken und mittengrabben. Ist easy schnappen
    der springenwerk, blowenfusen und corkenpoppen mit spitzensparken. Ist nicht
    fur gewerken by das dummkopfen. Das rubbernecken sightseeren keepen hands
    in das pockets. Relaxen und vatch das blinkenlights!!!

    -- UNIX fortune(6)
    • Google:
      The machine is not fur gefingerpoken and mittengrabben. Easy snatches if that is jumping work, blowenfusen and corkenpoppen with sharpen-park. Is not fur trades by the dummkopfen. The rubbernecken sightseeren keepen hands in pockets. Relaxen and vatch blinkenlights!!!

      Babelfish: The machine is not fur gefingerpoken and mittengrabben. Easy snatches if that is jumping work, blowenfusen and corkenpoppen with sharpen-park. Is not fur trades by the dummkopfen. The rubbernecken sightseeren keepen h
    • There's also a corollary []:

      This room is fullfilled mit special electronische equippment. Fingergrabbing and pressing the cnoeppkes from the computers is allowed for die experts only! So all the "lefthanders" stay away and do not disturben the brainstorming von here working intelligencies. Otherwise you will be out thrown and kicked anderswhere! Also: please keep still and only watchen astaunished the blinkenlights.

    • "I can't signen zie papers you've broken my fingers..." Should I trust the security certificate from a hacker site?...Windows XP (gasp a windows user on /.!) prompted me and asked if it should trust them, I'm guess its ok, but I have this policy about handing my house keys to self-proclaimed burglars...
      • > Should I trust the security certificate from a hacker site? Thats the point: You shouldn't. At the congress i once even saw a certificate sign by "You have been hacked, Inc." or something like that :-)
    • by Anonymous Coward
      The European Union commissioners have announced that an agreement has been reached to adopt English as the preferred language for European communications, rather than German, which was the other possibility.

      As part of the negotiations, the British government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a five-year phased plan for what will be known as Euro - English (Euro for short).

      In the first year, "s" will be used instead of the soft "c". Sertainly, sivil servants will
    • For those that dont know german he said (I only took 2 years in HS so this is kinda rough): "the machines is not for finger poking and hand grabing. its easy to break springs, blow fuses and pop corks with sparks flying. its not to be done by dumb heads. rubberneck, sight seeing and keepyour hands in your pockets, its good. Relax and watch the blinking lights
  • by llamalicious ( 448215 ) on Friday July 18, 2003 @09:06AM (#6469852) Journal
    BlinkenArea []
  • slashdot (Score:3, Insightful)

    by dema ( 103780 ) on Friday July 18, 2003 @09:06AM (#6469856) Homepage
    So is slashdot news for nerds or advertisment for nerds? I find it easy to get mixed up at times.
  • BlnkenWars (Score:2, Informative)

    by te amo ( 690205 )
  • by amishgeek ( 611733 ) on Friday July 18, 2003 @09:07AM (#6469865) Homepage
    Im sorry officer! I was just playing pong on that building over there with my mobile phone and I didnt see that car in front of me... What? That guy was playing pong too??!?!?!?
    • I wonder if anyone did get in trouble for the display being distracting... I'd be tempted to try something like that in my office if I wasn't afraid I would get a call on the cell phone in the middle of the night telling me that I caused an accident and I'm being sued
      • It was on one side of the building facing Alexanderplatz. It's a big square, and so there are no cars. From here was the best view.

        Drivers on the street that pass in front of the building could only see it for a few seconds when they were right in front of it and also looking up. I doubt it was much of a distraction to them.
    • I know I was swerving officer, but really I'm not drunk, you see my crack pipe got hot and then I dropped it, so as I was picking that up my loaded 9mm slipped out, and I had to bend down for that. Before I knew it I was over the centerline, but really you gotta believe me I haven't benn drinking, If my Parole officer hears I was drinking I'm in big trouble.
    • To me, that seems as if you both lost, even though you did not "miss" "the ball".
  • by arcanumas ( 646807 ) on Friday July 18, 2003 @09:07AM (#6469867) Homepage
    I took the picture from this site. I will show it to my friends and tell them "If you ever see me going to camping with a computer and a 21'' monitor, shoot me."

    Seriously, i too love computer gatherings but isn't going to camping a little too much? (I think there is also a Userfriendly comic strip with this subject.)
    I just don't understand why it is cool to do a Pc/Hacking gathering in a tent.. maybe i am getting old..

  • The Chaos Communication Camp will also host the Gimp Developers Conference, and a meeting of the Discordian Section of the Knights of the Lambda Calculus (that's Lisp hackers, for the uninitiated).

    I'll bring my Lisp Machine, complete with Space Cadet keyboard.
  • First this little office building... Next it will be a whole city block... Pretty soon I'll be able to play games from my private jet with my mile-diagonal screen on the ground...
  • Please note: (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward
    All URLs are available over HTTPS. Encrypt all communication whenever possible, not just when you deem the content important enough to prevent eavesdropping.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    Every 12.4 seconds brief subliminal messages are displayed in the Blinkenlights display. Some, not all, of them were captured using high speed video:


    Marry and Reproduce

    This is exactly how Sarah Conner saw it starting.

  • Dang (Score:1, Funny)

    8/7-8/10? Dang, I'm gonna miss it 'cos they'll ship me to UK before that!
  • 2600 (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward
    They also made the winter 2003 cover of 2600 - Hacker Quarterly []
  • I've been waiting 20 minutes for a meeting to start, and I managed to commandeer an unattended computer with a Net connection for a minute.

    This article has made my day. Hell, it reminds me of the time my uncle gave me a few bucks to design a "switch simulator." I cleaned out the LED supplies at 4 Radio shacks, and assembled a psuedo-random blinking light pattern. He needed something to fill in an empty rack at the data center.

    For kicks it included a voice recorder chip, and speed adjust. A miracle what can be accomplished with a few NAND chips, NOR chips, a BCD counter, and a whole lot of solder.

    Hint for kids trying this at home, tie the LED's to the supply (+), and let the discreet components open the return (-) part of the circuit. 60 LEDs consume a surpisingly large amount of current. Forrest E. Mims is your friend...

  • It's at the same date as Assembly [], so I can't attend.
  • how is this done, i looked at the source and i cant figure it out. is this an XML thing? am i missing something?
  • Since when do we translate names? I mean, nice, but it certainly isnt helpful if you are asking for directions.
  • Blinkenlights ROCK !!!
    it's just great !

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