Er... welcome to this month's ASCII wars article.

                Now for some anti-technology propaganda.

from: Master O'Pun                     base   : -chia- machines
to  : All                              refer #: None
subj: Pooters are EVIL!!               replies: None
MOP> 
MOP> POOTER'S ARE EVIL~~~~
MOP> 
MOP> 
MOP> 
MOP> 
MOP>      -------------     -------
MOP>     [   \    /   ]     |-----|
MOP>     [  _      _  ]     |---  |
MOP>     [   ------   ]=====|     |
MOP>     --------------     |   ==|
MOP>    ==================  -------
MOP>  ====================
MOP> 
MOP> --"LOOK! ANSI!  Mist eat your heart out!"
MOP> 

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Isn't ascii just the best medium for conveying technical diagrams?

TR> just multiplying everything by 256, you can multiply by fractions of 256..
TR> you know what i mean?)  like picture a wave, the kind you see in sample
TR> editors.. 16 bits would be able to have a wider range of amplitude so it
TR> sounds better..  some players simulate that quality by SHL the data by 8
TR> and interpolate..
TR> 
TR> ie... 8 bit data
TR> 
TR>         ...
TR>      .'   \..
TR>                `.'
TR> 16 bit data
TR>          ...
TR>            | .
TR>       .'          (not to scale)
TR> let's say it was recorded in like 16 khz and you play back in 16 khz
TR> 

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MA> nope.. you know how to do filled polys (no shading) ?
GR> then shading is one simple step away. you interpolate a color
GR> along each scanline of the polygon (instead of using a constant color).
GR>      /\
GR>  0  /__\  12
GR>  0 /____\ 12
GR>    \    /
GR>      \/
GR> 
GR> forgive my ascii drawing =). that's supposed to be a polygon and 
GR> the '_' are lines you drew to fill it. you see how each line goes from

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Proportion is even more important in ascii than in ansi. See?

SK> I've never seen it..but still... I have an appreciation for women with 
SK> breasts the size of jupiter... no ..really!
MA> 
MA>     No. That wasn't it at all.
MA> 
MA>     Try a ladies head shaped like this:
MA> 
MA>                         __
MA>           .---__   __--   ) 
MA>          (      ~~~  hair |
MA>           `~---_____      |
MA>            (o)       |   /
MA>            /         ~~~~
MA>             ~|         |
MA>              |        /
MA>               `______/
MA> 
MA>     :)

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Me? Dislike ascii? I LOVE ascii...

CT> What gives you the impression that I dislike ascii?
GR> 
GR>         /\
GR>        (  \
GR>         \  \
GR>          \  \
GR>           \  \
GR>            \  \
GR>             | |                 
GR>             |  \
GR>             /   \_                
GR>            /      )
GR>           |   (O)(O)              
GR>           |       __)           
GR>           |    ,______>          
GR>           |      |  UU            
GR>           \      |            
GR>            |     |
GR>            /    /|
GR>           /    / |\
GR>          / /   | | \
GR>         (  \___| |\ \
GR>          \_____ \| c )
GR>            |  uUu) cc)
GR>            |   | (
GR>            |   |  \
GR>            |   (  .\
GR>           @     \___\
GR>          @@   \ __  \
GR>             \   \  \  \
GR>              >  /   >  )
GR>             /  /   /  /
GR>            /  /_  /  /_
GR>           |___)))/___)))
GR> 
V> that was neatoo..hehehhe!
GR>                             / (    ------- )   \
GR>                             (   /(/ (  )  ) )\
GR>                           (    ( ( ( | | ) ) )\   )
GR>                            (   /(| / ( )) ) ) )) )
GR>                          (     ( ((((_(|)_)))))     )
GR>                           (        \(|(|)|/       )
GR>                         (           |(||)|           )
GR>                           (         (|||)|         )
GR>                         (          //||||\\          )
GR> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
GR>                             When all else fails...
GR> 
GR>         #     # #     # #    #  #######           ###   #######   ###
GR>         ##    # #     # #   #   #                  #       #      ###
GR>         # #   # #     # #  #    #                  #       #      ###
GR>         #  #  # #     # ###     #####              #       #       #
GR>         #   # # #     # #  #    #                  #       #
GR>         #    ## #     # #   #   #                  #       #      ###
GR>         #     #  #####  #    #  #######           ###      #      ###
GR> 

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That would explain the behavior of the phone companies...


GR> ... How come the AT&T symbol looks like the Death Star?
DE> what's the at&t symbol and what's the death star?
GR>                  uhhh
GR> 
GR>                  
GR>                            Thank you for using
GR>            
GR>                            A T & T
GR>          
GR>          
GR>                       (big blue symbol)
GR>            
GR>              
GR>                  
GR> 
GR> 
GR>                  
GR>              
GR>            
GR>                      Use the Force Luke....heh
GR>          
GR>          
GR>           
GR>             .x    .x   <--- X-wings
GR>              
GR>                            .x
GR> 

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Best sig of the month:
                             _ _
                  |\__/|  .~    ~.
  LEE RICH        /  o `./      .'
  goin' nuts     {o__,   \    {
                   / .  . )    \
                  `-` '-' \    )
                  .(   _(   )_.'
                 '---.~_ _ _|

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Sex... is... vi-o-lent! (DUH DUH DUH!)

LH> Is this your perfect world?  Where everyone is Bi Sexual?  Where there are
LH> type of guidelines what-so-ever..?   Sounds like armageddon to me.
ZR> 
ZR> Gna?  Whadadadgjkl;aaaH?
ZR> 
ZR>                 /\
ZR>                /  \                                    DEFCOM4
ZR>               |  p |                                   NUCLEAR
ZR>               | e  |                  /              DESTRUCTION
ZR>               | n  |            -----=  bOOM!    
ZR>               |  i |                   \
ZR>              /_ s __\
ZR>                |_| 
ZR> 
ZR>             /           //
ZR>            OO   OO     OO
ZR>            ++   +
ZR> 
ZR>                          the world you benefit from
ZR>                       would be destroyed if we all could
ZR>                             love who we wanted???
ZR> 
ZR>             what do you lose?           what do we lose?
ZR> 
ZR>                      do you lose your male identity?
ZR>                      is it traumatic for you?
ZR>                      are you nervous?

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I am not a fish. Especially not one with a gavel.

TS> what can i say?
TS> cthulu rules.
GR> 
GR>    you didn't have to say that... ;)
KM> yeah he did :)  
KM> CTHULU RULES!!! :)
KM> 
KM>  o     /|
KM>   o ,a"""\
KM> o  /o     \ /
KM>  o<       /<
KM>    \__   /  \
KM>      \|""
KM> 
GR>   uhh..   ya...    where's his gavel..  you didn't draw the Gavel!
GR> 
KM> oops...
KM> 
KM>    0--  there a mini gavel
KM> 
NIT>
NIT>         
NIT>        ___   /|  ___
NIT>      ,(.(.)-i,|_/  /
NIT>     l   ___/___.' | 
NIT>      `------'   \_/
NIT>
NIT>               Ah, crap.. looks more like some submarine with eyes.
NIT>
GR>      but such a cute submarine.... =]
GR> 
GR>               //
GR>            /////_ //
GR>                      \\\\~  \\
GR>               \\
GR> 

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Coming soon... the ascii-only TST. Oh yes.

ZN>   If you look in the recent traxweekly's you'll notice that I am now an 
ZN> official columnist... le woop. 
NIT>     _ _
NIT>    <   >
NIT>     \O/
NIT>      |              standing O
NIT>      |
NIT>     / \
NIT>    |   |
NIT> 
NIT> 
NIT>     Okay guys, since I rock so much, the next revamping of the board will 
NIT> consist of a complete ascii-ation of the board.
ZN> haha YEAH! 
ZN>
ZN> ascii is a happy hap hap

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What other kind is there?

ZN> how about some ugly asciis?
ZN> 
ZN>   Here's a definate contender:
ZN> 
ZN> 
ZN>          ,n&&n,
ZN>          ' o o`
ZN>             b 
ZN>            ===
ZN>             ^
ZN>    it's silent knight!
ZN> heh.. erkk..  opp... ah-ah..
ZN> 
MA> 
MA> +---------------------+
MA> | 30             65.38|
MA> |                 2   |
MA> | 1180   oooo         |
MA> | 692.78   8  ooo     |
MA> |         8   O O     |
MA> | 714    OOOO O O     |
MA> |                     |
MA> |     (Ar)3d104s2     |
MA> |        Zinc         |
MA> +---------------------+
MA> 
MA>     Look! Its Zinc!
ON> hmm... i can see some resemblance.. :) lemmie try to make it more SKish..
ON> 
ON>           ,n&&n,
ON>           ' o'o`
ON>           '  b '
ON>           ' ==='
ON>              -
ON> hmm.. i dunno.. :) owell.:)
ON> 
SK> Heh! that looks nothing like me!
SK> 
SK> =)
SK> 
SK> Actually I've cut my hari since u last saw me onyx.....
SK> 
SK> and b4 that... it was longer than u remember too....
SK> 
SK> well at least you fixed the chin...
SK> 
SK> maybe zinc was trying to draw the fuzz that's there...
ZN> 
ZN> Zinc chuckled quietly.
ZN>            o      o
ZN>             \n&&n/
ZN>             ' o'o`
ZN>             '  b '
ZN>             ' ==='
ZN>                -
ZN> there's Xavier :)
SK> 
SK> ....It doesn't look enuff like a pest to be Xavier!
SK> It needs bigger eyes and tentacles!!!
SK> =)
ZN> 
ZN> true..  okay how about this:
ZN>           o                o
ZN>            \      ..      /
ZN>              \n&&$$$$&&n/
ZN>              ' ( o)( o) `
ZN>              '    ,b,    '
ZN>              ' =vvVVVvv= '
ZN>                '^^^^^^^`
ZN>                  -++-
ZN> 
ZN> hahaha...  i should join mist :)
ZN> 

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And that covers it for this month. Next month... MORE ugly ascii!