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Last post Author Topic: Real code vs. Code in the movies  (Read 9633 times)

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Re: Real code vs. Code in the movies
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2009, 06:10:37 AM »
rarely cursing out the computer in fits of pure rage.
Amen to that one (...having just finished a fit earlier ;))

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Re: Real code vs. Code in the movies
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2009, 09:33:01 AM »
rarely cursing out the computer in fits of pure rage.
Amen to that one (...having just finished a fit earlier ;))

Or frisbie-ing a balky installation DVD across the room accompanied by shouts of: "WTF are you doing man?" and  "Bloody hell - calm down!" from your coworkers as it ricochets off the back wall and knocks over a tall latte. ;D

« Last Edit: September 28, 2009, 09:36:46 AM by 40hz »

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Re: Real code vs. Code in the movies
« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2009, 05:30:22 AM »
Just watched a very good 2008 movie, Body of Lies, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe. The OS on DiCaprio's laptop was Vista from the taskbar and title bars, however, the elegantly animated email program gave it away as yet another fake portrayal. It looked like an upgrade to the Apple-like email program used by Demi Moore and Michael Douglas in Disclosure (1994).

And here I thought terrorists only made videos and posted them to video sites like YouTube. Silly me. (Demi was definitely terrorizing poor Michael in that movie for merely satisfying her power freak.)

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Re: Real code vs. Code in the movies
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2009, 05:31:53 AM »
Also, why does the computer genius in the movie always need a roomful of active monitors that never sleep?

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Re: Real code vs. Code in the movies
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2009, 12:49:06 PM »
Also, why does the computer genius in the movie always need a roomful of active monitors that never sleep?

Probably because he works for Best Buy and owns stock in the local electric utility. :P

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Re: Real code vs. Code in the movies
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2009, 02:35:59 PM »
I know I could only type gibberish with Halle Berry workin' me over!! But, I would fake it as long as it takes!!!

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Re: Real code vs. Code in the movies
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2009, 05:41:18 PM »
I know I could only type gibberish with Halle Berry workin' me over!! But, I would fake it as long as it takes!!!
So would she... so would she.
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Re: Real code vs. Code in the movies
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2009, 06:28:20 PM »
I know I could only type gibberish with Halle Berry workin' me over!! But, I would fake it as long as it takes!!!
So would she... so would she.

I didn't realize there was a way to fake oral sex.  Learn somethin' new all the time here.   :huh:

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Re: Real code vs. Code in the movies
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2009, 06:59:32 PM »
btw, of all the "hacker break into systems" scenarios, the one in Swordfish had to be the most ridiculous. Kind of like expecting the poll vaulter to break a world record with a ball and chain on each ankle, then showing him do it.  About as lame as it gets.

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Re: Real code vs. Code in the movies
« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2009, 07:12:09 PM »
I know I could only type gibberish with Halle Berry workin' me over!! But, I would fake it as long as it takes!!!
So would she... so would she.

I get a DejaVu flashback.  I'm pretty sure you got me with this line when I first signed on.  Guess I should check the archives before giving the easy straight line. :)