Tuesday, April 24, 2007

How about a nice game of chess?

I've seen this posted a couple of other places and I ought to share it with you.

Things Computers Can Do In Movies

8. You can also infect a computer with a destructive virus by simply typing “UPLOAD VIRUS”. (See “Fortress”.)

14. You may bypass “PERMISSION DENIED” message by using the “OVERRIDE” function. (See “Demolition Man”.)

27. Searches on the internet will always return what you are looking for no matter how vague your keywords are. (See “Mission Impossible”, Tom Cruise searches with keywords like “file” and “computer” and 3 results are returned.)

When I originally read the list, I said to myself, "What about how it's possible in movie police labs to zoom in on some incredibly grainy VHS surveillance cam video and automagically 'clean it up' so that they can suddenly get a crystal clear image of the bad guy's license plate?" Then I saw in the comments section that about 237 other people posted the same question.

I'm not as sure about movies, but on TV shows like Law & Order, often they will feature cops looking up stuff in computers... and they never use the mouse. Never. It's all clickety-clackety-clackety-clackety-click-click-clack clackety-clackety-clickety-click-clickety-click clackety-clack-click-clack-clickety-click-clack clickety-clickety-clackety-click-clack-clickety-BEEP! (there's always that BEEP! at the end, too) about a hundred thousand miles an hour just to search Google for "recent murders" or something.

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