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Humor I usually write about topics like operating systems and computer refurbishing. Today let's ditch that trivial stuff and tackle something really important like... How have computers and operating systems been portrayed on TV and in films? It's time we seek our inner geek. With this hearty sign of approval we're on our way...
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The Definitive Guide
by atsureki on Tue 13th Sep 2011 03:57 UTC
atsureki
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2006-03-12

http://www.cracked.com/article_19160_8-scenes-that-prove-hollywood-...

All the most important computing scenes, ever.

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RE: The Definitive Guide
by burnttoys on Tue 13th Sep 2011 06:32 in reply to "The Definitive Guide"
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2008-12-20

That's a fun read! Thanks!

It misses a couple of my favs moments. "War Games" was actually pretty good until computers started exploding! It also has the classic quote "Goddammit, I'd piss on a spark plug if I thought it'd do any good!"

Hackers is/was dreadful - I say that as someone who was in it! Still, fun party for 3 days.

Terminator 3's "There's enough C4 to take out 10 supercomputers!" still has me stumped to this day!

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RE[2]: The Definitive Guide
by jal_ on Tue 13th Sep 2011 08:47 in reply to "RE: The Definitive Guide"
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2006-11-02

Hackers is/was dreadful


Hackers has Angelina Jolie (naked!), and the P6 (with PCI)! 'nough said.

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RE[2]: The Definitive Guide
by Doc Pain on Tue 13th Sep 2011 09:25 in reply to "RE: The Definitive Guide"
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2006-10-08

It misses a couple of my favs moments. "War Games" was actually pretty good until computers started exploding! It also has the classic quote "Goddammit, I'd piss on a spark plug if I thought it'd do any good!"


I would have assumed everyone's favourite statement of that movie would be: "Gentlemen, I wouldn't trust this overgrown pile of microchips any further than I can throw it." (General Beringer). This wisdom should be applied to modern computers more often. :-)

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RE: The Definitive Guide
by Ultimatebadass on Tue 13th Sep 2011 10:39 in reply to "The Definitive Guide"
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2006-01-08

Wow, that was awesome. I pity the guys who had to animate that pointless IRC-boat 3d holographic whatever, i bet they were facepalming all around...

The movies/tv shows from the 80-90s I could understand. It was all still -relatively- new and exciting back then to most people. But this CSI or NCIS? Are they trying to insult the viewer or what?

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RE: The Definitive Guide
by Soulbender on Tue 13th Sep 2011 14:36 in reply to "The Definitive Guide"
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2005-08-18

"Detective, I'm 30-years old, I live with my mother and I have a Captain Kirk costume in my closet."

At least they got something right.

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