Stephen Shirley wrote:
>> Well, I've seen it now - probably the best "hacker" film yet - beats "The Net"
> anyway, but apart from that it was just full of crap.
Not too hard to beat 'The net' though. I'd say the best 'hacker' film
I've seen though was 'Sneakers'. A bit more believable, at any rate.
'Enemy of the State' was good enough as well - not really hackers, but
had some cool gear anyway.
> Whoever their technical adviser was should be shot!!!!
Not shot, just forced to use the same words in the same way in the next
tech conference he goes to.
> For goodness sake - Dade even
> complements Kate on the good "refresh rate" on her laptop. Not to mention -
> hacking using macs????
This could go back to the 'refresh rate' thing. Mac screens have a
higher refresh rate than PC screens, therefore they don't seem to
flicker on film (ever see someone using a PC on a newsclip or
something?), therefore films prefer to use macs. This is also the reason
Jeff Goldblum managed to defeat the alien invaders with a powerbook in
> With some CLI's thrown in for good. And the whole 3d
> layout of the "Gibson" was just plain stupid.
As far as I can remember, they had the same sort of layout in Jurassic
Park when the kid was trying to activate the security systems. And of
course despite the UI, Dade still told the other kid (dunno the name,
guy who started it all) that the file was in "/root/workspace/garbage."
I suppose all that zooming around "tower blocks of data" crap looks a
bit better on film than watching someone type 'cd
/root/workspace/garbage' at a shell prompt, though. Anyone on for
designing a WM for Linux like that? :-)
> Still, if you didn't know
> anything about computers, it was probably an alright film.
Even if you do, it was still entertaining seeing exactly how far wrong
they could get.
Miles (Kieran Colfer)
kcolfer at iol.iemiles at linuxmail.orghttp://ireland.iol.ie/~kcolfer
If its really a supercomputer, how come the
bullets dont bounce off when I shoot it?
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