SecretAgentWoman: [www.movietriviachamp.com image 450x307]Jack: No harm done. Everything you done will be wiped out by just escaping the system.Angela Bennett: [dares Devlin to press the "Escape" button] Really?[Devlin presses the "Escape" button, not realizing until too late that the virus disk was in the hard drive, causing the virus to devour the mainframe, the Gatekeeper program, and Gregg's "Prateorians" unit]Ruth Marx: [shocked] Goddamn it, you're in the mainframe. It's eating through Gregg's entire system. Do something!Because viruses always melt the data on the screen.
SecretAgentWoman: Because viruses always melt the data on the screen.
ecmoRandomNumbers: The aliens in Independence Day used the old Mac OS. They could cross the galaxy but they couldn't invent a Pentium processor.
ZeroCorpse: Every kind of program made these sounds. Every virus. It was like foley artists had only one "computer sounds" recording, and it was Atari 2600 Pac Man.
ZeroCorpse: Oh, wait... The worst:The X Files episode "FPS" -- TERRIBLE HORRIBLE AWFUL. And it was written by William Gibson, who was clearly drinking way too much cough syrup when he wrote it.
2wolves: Would I get compensated for content?
Plant Rights Activist: 2wolves: Would I get compensated for content?why make a top X list when you can get the commenters to do it for you?
rudemix: The CSI tech who can do any thing to a still from a CCTV still. 'Lets look in the reflection of his sunglasses!
eyeq360: It's a UNIX system!
ZeroCorpse: I think the thing that bugged me the most throughout the 80s and 90s and even in the 2000s and 2010s on both TV and in movies is that computers make a "beep" every time you press a key. If you're typing, they beep a lot. Every character you enter on the screen is accompanied by a speaker beep.
Dragonflew: Enhance. Uncrop.
urger: eyeq360: It's a UNIX system!That's an actual, real Unix shell called FSN. It's primarily meant for large industrial control applications - so it is even being used in the right application too.
Ivo Shandor: eyeq360: It's a UNIX system!Yes, it was. The file browser was a real SGI application called 'FSN'.
Shostie: [i.crackedcdn.com image 320x180]
jaylectricity: eyeq360: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HollywoodHackingNot gonna click./*twitch
ZeroCorpse: I don't get why people bring up using the Mac to hack the alien ship. They make it clear early on, when they first get to Roswell, that ALL OUR TECHNOLOGY was taken from reverse-engineering the crashed ship's contents. Therefore, the Mac is based on the aliens' computers.
DoctorCal: urger: eyeq360: It's a UNIX system!That's an actual, real Unix shell called FSN. It's primarily meant for large industrial control applications - so it is even being used in the right application too.LemmethinkaboutitummmmmmmmNOIt's a friggin' half implemented local file system browser thanks for playing.
Ishkur: ZeroCorpse: I think the thing that bugged me the most throughout the 80s and 90s and even in the 2000s and 2010s on both TV and in movies is that computers make a "beep" every time you press a key. If you're typing, they beep a lot. Every character you enter on the screen is accompanied by a speaker beep.It's a movie, dummy. They need an audio queue to tell you, the audience, what they're doing. They're trying to tell a farking story. It's the same principle behind why night scenes are brightly lit -- because you can't see the god damn characters if it were portrayed realistically.If movie computers were lifelike, there'd be no indication that the user was doing anything and the camera doesn't want to focus on the monitor, it wants to focus on the user. Also, keyboards and command prompts make for more frenetic activity than folders and mouse clicks, so you rarely see a genuine GUI interface (unless its something futuristic like Jurassic Park).
Dwight_Yeast: We always talk about when Hollywood gets it wrong, but what about the rare occasion they get it right, like Ben Affleck explaining the internet to Bob and Silent Bob?
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