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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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I hate fake mock up operating systems
by Mr. Dee on Tue 13th Sep 2011 04:27 UTC
Mr. Dee
Member since:
2005-11-13

CSI is a major offender when it comes to fake operating systems.

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jal_ Member since:
2006-11-02

Yeah, you'd think it's easier to make a mock-up using an existing OS, but no...

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kahen Member since:
2009-09-07

There is that rumor floating around that writers of CSI and similar shows are in a pissing contest about who can sneak the most ridiculous technobabble bullshit into their respective shows.

So far I think CSI is winning with "GUI interface using Visual Basic" [1] and "corneal imaging" [2].

[1]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkDD03yeLnU
[2]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uoM5kfZIQ0

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Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

There is that rumor floating around that writers of CSI and similar shows are in a pissing contest about who can sneak the most ridiculous technobabble bullshit into their respective shows.


Don't be so rude. What you disrespectfully call "most ridiculous technobabble bullshit" is common terminology in modern IT marketing! :-)

So far I think CSI is winning with "GUI interface using Visual Basic" [1] and "corneal imaging" [2].


Yeah, sure. I'm going to create a blackwhite IP offer of 192.168.2 now in order to commit an RFC based hyperbolic transport location for Shloynts & Froymbrowner ambulance interprocess access level telemetry... hey, I can do this all day, maybe I should write scripts for CSI: Stasi or CSI: Wanne-Eickel. :-)

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Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

CSI is a major offender to when it comes to everything sciency. The real tragic is that so many take the it serious when it is really a rather unrealistic sci-fi show with fantasy elements springled in for good measure.

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SilConGeeky Member since:
2011-08-01

"Independence Day" Apple Laptop hacking into an advanced Alien "mainframe"
... oh yea... thats believable...

The Apple TV commercial ... Apple Saves the world

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV2CFBAWD_U

Edited 2011-09-13 16:07 UTC

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