Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 12th Sep 2011 22:41 UTC
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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RE: The Definitive Guide
by burnttoys on Tue 13th Sep 2011 06:32 UTC in reply to "The Definitive Guide"
burnttoys
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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[3]: The Definitive Guide
by fretinator on Tue 13th Sep 2011 14:09 in reply to "RE[2]: The Definitive Guide"
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2005-07-06

and a laptop with 4 million bytes of ram!!

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RE[3]: The Definitive Guide
by Soulbender on Tue 13th Sep 2011 14:29 in reply to "RE[2]: The Definitive Guide"
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2005-08-18

Angelina == good
K6 == good
Hackers, the movie == not so much

Edited 2011-09-13 14:29 UTC

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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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