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February 24, 2013 7:26 AM   Subscribe

Looking for a post about glaring errors in hacker movies. I am not sure if it is the post itself or if it came up in the comments, but I'm sure I remember a thread about stupid errors using IT in films, especially 'hacker' type films. Sorry, my search-foo is weak today.
posted by marienbad to MetaFilter-Related at 7:26 AM (13 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

I don't remember a specific thread, but I'll create a GUI interface using Visual Basic, see if I can track an IP address.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:43 AM on February 24, 2013 [27 favorites]


hahahaha thanks mate. Make sure the IP is something like 198.162.384.23.
posted by marienbad at 7:58 AM on February 24, 2013


I remember a post or comment about someone whose job it was to design all the fakey interfaces for those movies.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 8:02 AM on February 24, 2013


Couple of possibilities:
use of computers in movies
preposterous graphical user interfaces from computer movies
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 8:13 AM on February 24, 2013


Not sure about the post/comment, but it might have referred to one of the Cracked lists on the topic.
posted by googly at 8:18 AM on February 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


Here's the post about the guy who makes the interfaces we see in movies.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 8:22 AM on February 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


TV Tropes: Magical Computer

(Warning: TV Tropes.)
posted by grouse at 10:42 AM on February 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


What hollywood doesn't know about computers.
posted by Sternmeyer at 10:44 AM on February 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


SyFy just had a movie where they put little electrostatic wrist guards on with no grounding wire. Like really? I can buy the heliosphere wave crashing down and vaporizing people but NOT GROUNDING FOR ESD is awful, just awful.
posted by M Edward at 1:23 PM on February 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wished I would have seen this before, because then I could point out that Trinity uses a 'sploit.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 5:26 PM on February 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


Sternmeyer has it.
posted by purenitrous at 8:34 PM on February 24, 2013


That "guy who makes interfaces" thread is a fantastic read.
posted by slogger at 8:06 AM on February 25, 2013


I know the woman who made up a fake blogging interface for a movie that had blogging in it. She's also done fake mobile phone UIs for TV shows. It feels like knowing a spy or wizard.
posted by brainwane at 10:45 PM on March 3, 2013


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