All your base are belong to us

  • by Monkey X
  • posted Jun 04, 2010
  • 37 Comments

QR Codes are common in Japan, where they are currently the most popular type of two dimensional codes. Most current Japanese mobile phones can read this code with their camera.


"All your base are belong to us" (AYBABTU) is a broken English phrase, which was poorly translated from Japanese, was central to an Internet phenomenon in 2000 - 2002. The text is taken from the opening cutscene of the video game Zero Wing on the Sega Megadrive.


I'd like to spread this message again with threadless (which also became big on the internet)... but in code.


Note: These codes are real. I use the iPhone app called QR app (free) to scan read these, try it out!

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Monkey X
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QR Codes are common in Japan, where they are currently the most popular type of two dimensional codes. Most current Japanese mobile phones can read this code with their camera.

"All your base are belong to us" (AYBABTU) is a broken English phrase, which was poorly translated from Japanese, was central to an Internet phenomenon in 2000 - 2002. The text is taken from the opening cutscene of the video game Zero Wing on the Sega Megadrive.

I'd like to spread this message again with threadless (which also became big on the internet)... but in code.

Note: These codes are real. I use the iPhone app called QR app (free) to scan read these, try it out!

yeohgh
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oh wow!!! that is totally awesome and it work on my iphone too!!! MORE MORE MORE of this type of design!!!

Monkey X
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Thanks yeohgh, I got a followup on this design. This is for introduction. Enjoy!

Monkey X
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Thanks yeohgh, I got a followup on this design. This is for introduction. Enjoy!

Bio-bot 9000
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welcome to the Matrix

Monkey X
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Thanks yeohgh, I got a followup on this design. This is for introduction. Enjoy!

Monkey X
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@ilovecomputerzzz

yeah first of all.... your examples are barcodes second, as you can read in the glitched post up there -- I'm already working on some.

S37

works :D 100% cool

zicr

man i wish i had an i-phone damn!

we need more designs like this, very clever of you Monkey x

aled
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I love this and the thought behind it. I had a Sharp phone about 5 years ago that read QR codes but it never really took off in the UK although they do still appear. This is so nerdy. 5$

leahfu

I love QR Codes! If you look closely next time you grocery shop you can see that they're making their way in the USA(Ummm I can think of Prego and Speedstick having them).

courtney pie

totally scanned on my barcode app (for android)!

Andreas Mohacsy
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i'm not smart enough for this - i will get educated and then cast my vote accordingly:)

spudguy
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nice graphic!

pickupRINGO

im kinda stupid for technology but i think this its great and it sucks that i dont have an iphone

mavericktiger
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Neat! But I'd hate having to explain my shirt to everyone because most people wouldn't get it.

[+duracell-]

works on my Incredible ...wish the code was for more than text but cool idea nonetheless

NGee
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Sweet.

quister
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Very cool!!!

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