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Offline jimdeane

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Re: Movies with electronics related storyline
« Reply #75 on: April 21, 2021, 05:49:00 pm »
Real Genius (1985) has a few hacks, from using a slice of solid CO2 as a fake "quarter" to get coffee, to Lazlo hacking up a computer sweepstakes signing plotter to enter sweepstakes. But the ultimate hack was the reprogramming of the airborne laser target tracking computer to target [spoiler redacted] instead of the intended demonstration target. It involved pulling a ROM chip, programming a new ROM chip with target coordinates that were transferred by (radio or early cellphone) modem, burning the new ROM, and installing it in the control circuit.
 
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Re: Movies with electronics related storyline
« Reply #76 on: April 21, 2021, 06:39:25 pm »
There's also Shocker, where a demon turns into pure electricity... or something like that.



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Re: Movies with electronics related storyline
« Reply #77 on: May 19, 2021, 01:00:26 pm »
Movies routinely portray technology as incomprehensible to average people, or as malicious and evil.

The media do too. Its often kind of funny, if it wasn't so tragic. Take for example any story that talks about computer security. Why cant the government agencies that work with computing make more of an effort to educate the public so that we will have better computer security in users. It wouldn't be so difficult for them to do this. They used to do it.


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Re: Movies with electronics related storyline
« Reply #78 on: May 19, 2021, 03:53:51 pm »
Why cant the government agencies that work with computing make more of an effort to educate the public so that we will have better computer security in users.

Why would the government want to improve computer security among the public? That would just make it harder for them to spy on us. 
 

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Re: Movies with electronics related storyline
« Reply #79 on: May 19, 2021, 04:58:30 pm »


30 years ago ... ouch
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Re: Movies with electronics related storyline
« Reply #80 on: May 19, 2021, 05:33:08 pm »
Why are they assuming the worst in people? Most people are basically honest, studies show.


Why cant the government agencies that work with computing make more of an effort to educate the public so that we will have better computer security in users.

Why would the government want to improve computer security among the public? That would just make it harder for them to spy on us.
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Re: Movies with electronics related storyline
« Reply #81 on: May 20, 2021, 01:44:49 am »
Why are they assuming the worst in people? Most people are basically honest, studies show.


Why cant the government agencies that work with computing make more of an effort to educate the public so that we will have better computer security in users.

Why would the government want to improve computer security among the public? That would just make it harder for them to spy on us.

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