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what, exaclty, are the .nfo files I see in some torrents ?

@abbienormal it's a cultural thing from the piracy scene. The idea is to promote one's packing group, provide operational instructions and flex your ASCII art.

@abbienormal hmm, I've seen some documentary by Jason Scott et al where demo / ASCII art scene was mentioned in a tangential (no pun intended) context, but I can't quite recall which one it was.

Best guess -- "the BBS documentary".

youtube.com/watch?v=nO5vjmDFZa

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