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The end credits to Portal include a bunch of ASCII art, but one of them is really hard to make out. The one below looks like some sort log-cake or something. I’ve tried resizing it up and down, but it did not make it any clearer.

My best guess (if I really squint and stretch my imagination) is that it is supposed to be one of GLaDOS’s spheres.

Can anyone shed some light on what it is supposed to be?

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I think it's a security camera, looking at you. It could also be the rocket launcher, however. –  badp Feb 28 '11 at 16:45
    
to me it looks much like Wheatly from PORTAL2 –  Shekhar_Pro Apr 24 '11 at 11:53
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I actually spent 30 minutes with a couple of screen shots carefully transposing the characters one-by-one into notepad. Then I discovered that it all had already been done and I should have just Googled for it. –  Xan Nov 27 '11 at 3:13
    
@hit-and-run-down-voter, what is your problem? You did not leave a message to explain why you hate the question so much as to down-vote it, despite the fact that many others thought it was a good question, so I can only assume you are either mentally unstable or a vindictive jerk or something. –  Synetech Mar 23 at 16:05

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According to the ASCII art it's "GLADOS"

Check this page. Look at the second post, click Show and scroll down to GLADOS you'll see the same ASCII art there in reference to that name.

EDIT: In case that page goes away here it is

"GLADOS1" "[12.000]       #+ @      # #              M#@   "
"GLADOS2" "[12.000] .    .X  X.%##@;# #   +@#######X. @#%  "
"GLADOS3" "[12.000]   ,==.   ,######M+  -#####%M####M-    #"
"GLADOS4" "[12.000]  :H##M%:=##+ .M##M,;#####/+#######% ,M#"
"GLADOS5" "[12.000] .M########=  =@#@.=#####M=M#######=  X#"
"GLADOS6" "[12.000] :@@MMM##M.  -##M.,#######M#######. =  M"
"GLADOS7" "[12.000]             @##..###:.    .H####. @@ X,"
"GLADOS8" "[12.000]   ############: ###,/####;  /##= @#. M "
"GLADOS9" "[12.000]           ,M## ;##,@#M;/M#M  @# X#% X# "
"GLADOS10" "[12.000].%=   ######M## ##.M#:   ./#M ,M #M ,#$ "
"GLADOS11" "[12.000]##/         $## #+;#: #### ;#/ M M- @# :"
"GLADOS12" "[12.000]#+ #M@MM###M-;M #:$#-##$H# .#X @ + $#. #"
"GLADOS13" "[12.000]      ######/.: #%=# M#:MM./#.-#  @#: H#"
"GLADOS14" "[12.000]+,.=   @###: /@ %#,@  ##@X #,-#@.##% .@#"
"GLADOS15" "[12.000]#####+;/##/ @##  @#,+       /#M    . X, "
"GLADOS16" "[12.000]   ;###M#@ M###H .#M-     ,##M  ;@@; ###"
"GLADOS17" "[12.000]   .M#M##H ;####X ,@#######M/ -M###$  -H"
"GLADOS18" "[12.000]    .M###%  X####H  .@@MM@;  ;@#M@      "
"GLADOS19" "[12.000]      H#M    /@####/      ,++.  / ==-,  "
"GLADOS20" "[12.000]               ,=/:, .+X@MMH@#H  #####$="
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Grats on your 2k! –  badp Mar 1 '11 at 0:32
    
That would fit with the lyrics. "Look at me..." –  Arkive Mar 1 '11 at 3:43
    
@badp thanks... –  Viper_Sb Mar 1 '11 at 14:36

it is GLaDOS as the words on the right tell you what the picture is supposed to be on the left if you look at some of the other art in Viper_Sb's answer.

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Yes, thank you; that was established three years ago (a nice, definitive answer only 26 minutes after the question was posted). –  Synetech Mar 22 at 23:33

I agree with badp, I think it is one of the security cameras found throughout the levels.

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Yep looks like it to me –  Viper_Sb Feb 28 '11 at 16:55

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