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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #150 on: July 23, 2008, 08:43:32 am
But there is a computers/tech thing in the movie that was just silly/impossible.
I love that in movies
"hang on, I'll just hack into the mainframe"
*furiously bashes the keyboard*
"access granted" :D

My favourite is:

Team looking at security camera image/video on screen
Team leader: "Enhance!"
Tech dude presses "enhance" button.
Hi-res, ultra-zoomed version of the image appears.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #151 on: July 23, 2008, 08:47:46 am
I die a little each time I see that  *shivers*

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #152 on: July 23, 2008, 08:51:05 am
Even when Blade Runner was happening in the future, it still amazes me when I see the imaging device used in the film which can fly around corners to show a clear view of persons face etc. :) That's hi-tech! :D
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #153 on: July 23, 2008, 09:34:10 am
Independence Day:

"Downloading virus" to the mothership.

UPLOADING, for heaven's sake! UPLOADING!

It also seems that the villains have a multimedia team with art directors and 3d modelers working for them when they make awesome rotating wireframe vector graphics illustrating the assault plan on Fort Know or wherever..

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #154 on: July 23, 2008, 09:42:53 am
ooh ooh, and when people (usually in cartoons) are looking through binoculars and somehow change the camera angle
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #155 on: July 23, 2008, 09:55:34 am
Not exactly a computer error but I always find these scene so hilarious:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp_5FU5ikcE
For some reason at first the lasers only seem to hurt a little. Maybe enough to inflict a bruise at most and then out of nowhere her
head explodes. It makes no sense at all. xD

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #156 on: July 23, 2008, 01:33:01 pm
That video is hilarious. Too bad she can't run and scream at the same time or she would've gotten away.

This taps into another huge error in movie logic (although it's a lot of fun). According to Hollywood (and now most video game studios), the air pressure inside the human skull is roughly 1000x greater than the outside atmosphere, making it the most explosive point on the human body.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #157 on: July 23, 2008, 02:02:00 pm
THIS IS UNIX, I KNOW THIS


also, bad robot shooting girl ass: amazing.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #158 on: July 23, 2008, 02:25:59 pm
Independence Day:

"Downloading virus" to the mothership.

UPLOADING, for heaven's sake! UPLOADING!

I think that is the lesser problem in the logic here. Hacking an alien OS would prolly be like attempting to hack a modern PC with a NES or something.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #159 on: July 23, 2008, 04:27:41 pm
I saw an image somewhere that was complaining that 10 yr old macs won't even interface with modern macs, so how the F could a powerbook interface with an alien mothership...