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1998\12\08@105740 by

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Pretty trivial :

If you set the screen saver to to 3d Text (Open GL) and set the text to
'I Love NT' it displays 'Good ?'.
If you set the text to 'Not Evil' ( An anagram of the above ) it displays
the names of the development team.

Another interesting one ( And it works )

In Word 97, if you set the language to US and run the thesaurus on 'I
Would like to kill Bill Gates' it suggests 'I'll Drink to That!'

I have a colleague who swears that during an installation of windows, he
saw a brief flash of a screen sized bitmap of a fly, but I reckon he'd
dozed off halfway through!!!!

Neil

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1998\12\08@114323 by Peter L. Peres

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On Tue, 8 Dec 1998, STRONG, Neil -Syntegra wrote:

> Pretty trivial :
>
> If you set the screen saver to to 3d Text (Open GL) and set the text to
> 'I Love NT' it displays 'Good ?'.
> If you set the text to 'Not Evil' ( An anagram of the above ) it displays
> the names of the development team.
>
> Another interesting one ( And it works )
>
> In Word 97, if you set the language to US and run the thesaurus on 'I
> Would like to kill Bill Gates' it suggests 'I'll Drink to That!'
>
> I have a colleague who swears that during an installation of windows, he
> saw a brief flash of a screen sized bitmap of a fly, but I reckon he'd
> dozed off halfway through!!!!

I did not know that the Kabala study was rediscovered ;) ;) I wonder
how many developers have vented their frustrations like this along the
years... and whether it might cost them their jobs.

Easter eggs may be hard to explain when displayed in glorious C++ source,
although there are 20-30 ways to hide ANYTHING in a parser/lexer table ;).
GNU have an edge there, you get the lexer source (and the lexer source of
the lexer etc).

Anyway the ispell dictionary on most Linux distributions suggests 'Linus'
as a correct version to spell 'Linux' ;). No substitutions are suggested
for 'Linus'. <g>

Peter

1998\12\08@131007 by Ryan David Pogge

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here is another one.
type in "volcanos" in the 3d text screensaver and itr will show a bunch of
vplcano names when the c\screen saver comes on.

1998\12\08@181557 by Andy Kunz

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At 01:07 PM 12/8/98 -0500, you wrote:
>here is another one.
>type in "volcanos" in the 3d text screensaver and itr will show a bunch of
>vplcano names when the c\screen saver comes on.


Tried it, didn't work.  What else do I need to do?

Andy

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1998\12\08@193434 by kfisk

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No plural. "Volcano". You get all the volcano's on the west coast of the US.

> At 01:07 PM 12/8/98 -0500, you wrote:
> >here is another one.
> >type in "volcanos" in the 3d text screensaver and itr will
> show a bunch of
> >vplcano names when the c\screen saver comes on.
>
>
> Tried it, didn't work.  What else do I need to do?
>
> Andy
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1998\12\08@193646 by Joseph Renda

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Its "volcano" in singular format.

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At 01:07 PM 12/8/98 -0500, you wrote:
>here is another one.
>type in "volcanos" in the 3d text screensaver and itr will show a bunch of
>vplcano names when the c\screen saver comes on.


Tried it, didn't work.  What else do I need to do?

Andy

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1998\12\08@194304 by Eduardo R.

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>>here is another one.
>>type in "volcanos" in the 3d text screensaver and itr will show a bunch of
>>vplcano names when the c\screen saver comes on.
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>
>Tried it, didn't work.  What else do I need to do?
>
>Andy

I tried it also, and I got what it was expected....the word "volcano"
flying  all around the screen.

Eddy
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1998\12\08@194436 by Ohtsji, Randie

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More........

The Excel one is very cool but I think it only works if you have the SR-1
upgrade.

Excel 97
======
On a new Worksheet, press F5
Type X97:L97 and hit Enter
Press the tab key
Hold Ctrl-Shift and click on the Chart Wizard toolbar button
Use the mouse to fly around - Right button forward, Left button reverse
Use Esc to exit

Word 97
======
Open a new document
Type "Blue"
Select the word
Go to Format -> Font
Choose Font Style Bold, Colour Blue
Type " " (space) after word "Blue"
Go to Help -> About Microsoft Word
Ctrl-Shift-Left click the Word icon/banner
Use Z for left flipper, M for right flipper and Esc to exit



Enjoy!

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1998\12\08@195108 by Eduardo R.

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>Its "volcano" in singular format.
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Ok , you are right it worked this way.
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1998\12\09@061610 by Stig Brautaset

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>>>here is another one.
>>>type in "volcanos" in the 3d text screensaver and itr will show a bunch of
>>>vplcano names when the c\screen saver comes on.
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>>
>>Tried it, didn't work.  What else do I need to do?
>>
>>Andy
>
> I tried it also, and I got what it was expected....the word "volcano"
>flying  all around the screen.
>

Volcano, with a capital V?

Stig

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1998\12\09@072835 by paulb

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Stig Brautaset wrote:

> Volcano, with a capital V?

 It's case insensitive.

 The site previously posted, http://www.eeggs.com/ has this and more.
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       Paul B.

1998\12\09@091354 by Octavio Nogueira

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This are great, I've always wondered how you guys discover
this things?

Octavio
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1998\12\09@095150 by Jochen Feldhaar

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Hello Randie,

it does not seem to work (both) with the German versions...

Greetings
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1998\12\11@005424 by Tom Handley

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  I got the Excel one to work but I could'nt get the Word 97 to work.
What exactly did you do? I also wonder how in the `heck' do folks
figure this out? ;-)

  - Tom

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1998\12\11@124021 by Ohtsji, Randie

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The Word Easter Egg is a Pinball Game.

Make sure you type uppercase B and lower case for the rest.
Select the text and change the font to Bold and the colour blue.  Press OK
Unselect the text and add a single space after the word Blue (Make sure that
you don't press the space bar right away as the word Blue is still selected)
then....

       >>Go to Help -> About Microsoft Word
       >>Ctrl-Shift-Left click the Word icon/banner
       >>Use Z for left flipper, M for right flipper and Esc to exit


       > I also wonder how in the `heck' do folks
       > figure this out? ;-)

My theory is that someone has gone out and got himself a thousand monkeys
to bang around on the keyboard to find these Easter Eggs.  :)


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1998\12\12@171829 by John Payson

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|My theory is that someone has gone out and got himself a thousand monkeys
|to bang around on the keyboard to find these Easter Eggs.  :)

I expect that 99.44% of the time these days, either programmers leak
the Easter Eggs themselves (most likely by showing a friend, who shows
a friend, etc.) or else they follow certain conventions (e.g. on Sega
Genesis games, pressing up/down/left/right/A/B/A/B in that order will
call up Easter Eggs or cheat modes in many games).

Far more interesting was the original Easter Egg by Atari programmer
Warren Robinnett (sp?)  In a day when game programmers were largely
anonymous, he hid a message in his game "Adventure" and HE TOLD NO ONE
ABOUT IT.  Unlike many of the modern Easter Eggs, however, which are
completely hidden until they pop up, there were some slight clues that
something interesting was up.

For those unfamiliar with the game, here's some background.

For various technical reasons, the game Adventure was limitted to showing
two primary sprite objects at once on screen with the player.  These objects
included things like the keys, the magnet, the bridge, etc.  If more than
two objects were on screen, they would flicker (if there were 3 objects, each
would be shown 2 frames out of 3, etc.)

Within a certain area of the game map, the walls were drawn with the same shade
of gray as the background (the background is uniformly gray everywhere).  To
allow the player to navigate, the game places an orange sprite around him which
has lower priority than the walls.  This box toward the two-object limit.

Astute players of the game noticed that carrying even a single object into a
particular one of these rooms would cause flicker, suggesting that there was
another (invisible) object in the room.  Exploration of the room with the bridge
revealed that, within a small rectangular area ONLY accessible by the bridge
there was a small grey dot which was the same shade of gray as the background
(but visible when illuminated by the orange sprite).

Below the gold castle is a room whose right hand wall is a secondary sprite.
If only one other non-player object is in the room, the wall will be black;
otherwise it will be the color of the second displayed non-player object (see
what's coming yet?)

If there are three or more non-player objects in that room, and one of them is
the gray dot, then on one frame out of three the wall itself will be gray; when
that occurs, the game will allow the player to go through it...

...into a room which is accessible no other way, and which contains in flashing
colored letters, the words (written vertically) Created by Warren Robinnett.

Although Mr. Robinnett never told anyone about his Easter Egg, someone did stumb
le
upon it several years after the game had been released.  When Atari found out
about it, their first reaction would have been to remove Mr. Robinnett's unautho
r-
ized signature except for one thing: as word spread of the "secret message" the
cartridge enjoyed renewed popularity.  Rather hard for Atari to argue with that.
..

Since then, many Atari games have included some form of author-id (typically ini
t-
ials) hidden in the code, but almost none have any straightforward author credit
.
The most notable exception is Solaris, written by D. Newbauer (sp?) which has hi
s
name appear on the opening screen.  That game is way cool, though it was written
long after the Atari 2600 was a fading star...

1998\12\13@190911 by James Cameron

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John Payson wrote:
> ...into a room which is accessible no other way, and which contains in
> flashing colored letters, the words (written vertically) Created by
> Warren Robinnett.

I found that while playing!  I was never told about it.  Spent hours on
that game.  Pity the unit is now dead and I have no television.  ;-)

It was a neat design for an Adventure game that had only five digital
inputs ... left, right, up, down and "fire."

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1998\12\15@043116 by Tom Handley

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  Ohtsji, I got it to work. Thanks!

  - Tom

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