Linked by David Adams on Fri 16th Apr 2010 15:48 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Dan Hon makes a thought-provoking assertion in his blog: remember all the ridiculous, unrealistic computer interfaces that Hollywood characters are always using, showing "hackers" infiltrating systems by flying through virtual reality worlds of strange codes, and cutesy animations accompanying every task? Hon's point is that instead of ridiculing these unrealistic interfaces, maybe we should try to emulate them. He makes a pretty good case.
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We can learn much from MovieOS
by Soulbender on Sat 17th Apr 2010 07:40 UTC
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

Mostly that we shouldn't ever let the movie industry design our user interfaces or encryption technologies.

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funny_irony Member since:
2007-03-07

Agreed ;)

In the movie swordfish, the hacker crack the password while a girl gave him a blow job and the bad guy pointing a gun at his head. If a hacker can crack the password with half the body's blood down under, the password must be "password".

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wannabe geek Member since:
2006-09-27

Agreed ;)

In the movie swordfish, the hacker crack the password while a girl gave him a blow job and the bad guy pointing a gun at his head. If a hacker can crack the password with half the body's blood down under, the password must be "password".


Yeah, and they said it would normally take 60 minutes, so they gave him 60 seconds. Classic ;)

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

I'd let them do the part of the design stage that involved dreaming up the concept. Let the imagination flow without current limitations and all that. Science Fiction has been filling this roll for years.

But, for Baud sake; hand it off to professional designers after that. That's where I'd draw the line. And definitely not with encryption any deeper than the cosmetic gui layer.

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