Let's get a thread going about movies that actually got technology right.
I'll start it out with "The Social Network".
This scene to be exact:
The only buzzkill here are the retards posting the exact opposite of what the OP intended this thread for.
Started as a good thread but you had to ruin it with old washed up videos. Seriously if you haven't seen those videos before then you don't even belong here.
Is summer here already? Whats up with all these dumbcunts?
The whole hacking scene in OP posted is really quite easy to do. I've done a lot of it. The thing is that it's also very boring, so the thing that made it interesting was in how they sped it up (it may take a long time and it might just involve a long stretch of trial and error) and in how they talked about it.
its out of range, ie its not a real address.
The reason they use is not because they are dumb, its the same reason why they don't show real phone numbers in television, because they won't people to dial it up.
But there are numerous ranges (10.0.0.0/8(private), 127.0.0.0/8(localhost), 172.16.0.0/12(private), 192.0.2.0/24(example), 192.168.0.0/16(private), 198.51.100.0/24(example), 203.0.113.0/24(example)) reserved never to be allocated, on top of meta-addresses like 0.0.0.0/255.255.255.255
Yeah, I know that none of those are 100% beyond-incorrect, but they could be safely used by a show without making everyone with a mediocum of networking knowlege put theirs hands through their faces.
It would take about 10 seconds of google "invalid ips, first link to wikipedia, even provides a RFC as source all for you", so that's too much for shit like NCIS to manage.
But those ip addresses I posted as (example) are specifically designed to NEVER BE USED EVER, AND THUS SAFE TO USE IN DOCUMENTATION OR SIMILAR WITHOUT FEAR OF ERRORS, REPRISAL OR LAWSUIT.
still, better to play it safe and look like a silly bugger (driving more people to your show, even if they're just going to laugh) than risk any complicated "real world" association
Antitrust was the most believable hacking-based movie that didn't have too much bullshit. Haven't seen it in a few years though.
Crazy thing is that ten years later, it still stands up PERFECTLY well, and it does a fucking perfect Steve Jobs parody.
Wargames had the hacking part done correctly too. The little kid didn't hack the Gibson, he got himself in trouble to get sent to the principals office, and he knew that they had the weekly password stickered on the monitor which he could memorize.
Also when he was hacking that military computer, he researched all he could about its author and spent weeks digging for newspaper articles in libraries about his past, to find out something relevant about his life, in order to figure out his password. That is a perfect example of real life "hacking" (though I think it would classify more as detective work).
What, you think the scene wouldn't be equally stupid if they used 127.* or 198.*?
>actually got technology right
guys can we stop posting "GUI/random script garbage"?
When I say the social network is a masterpiece, it's the only film in existence that I know of that got the technical stuff right, made it interesting and resisted the appeal of exaggerating to the point of amping it up to 11.
The matrix or TGWTDT weren't realistic at all even though they got the tools and most of a certain philosophy right.
Social Network and Matrix are both brilliant (accurate, or just give up and don't even TRY to use any real facts. Although I have to give the matrix credit for the power grid hacking scene which was realistic.)
Well, one of the definitions of hacking is to "use a computer to gain unauthorized access to data in a system." In the movie, he does get around the username / password combo and access the images, even stating that they won't be able to detect an intrusion. Beyond this, the rest of what he does wouldn't really be considered hacking, but he definitely does take advantage of the system, and can even be considered unauthorized access, as that's not what the system was made for.
Halt and Catch Fire does it pretty good as far as i can tell after 3 episodes. the whole show is oriented around reverse engineering the IBM PC BIOS so they better get their shit right
>girl with a dragon tattoo
>she places sniffer on internet wire in the basement
>goes to car and can see targets desktop
Not really, man. But still, better than most of Hollywood bullshit hacker scenes.
The social network hacking scene was 100% spot on because Mark Fuckerberg blogged exactly what he was doing and they could just read the blog and write the script based on it. The lines Jesse has to say are basically the same as what was on Marks blog.
What exactly is going on in OP's clip? Why is he downloading all those face pictures?
Under current law merely violating the TOS of a website is considered "unauthorized use" ie "hacking". Even a web scraper has been classified as a hacking tool by the US justice system which is ridiculous. So going to a page on a site that's accidentally publicly accessible and using a script to download everything on it could definitely be prosecutable, and people have been sent to prison for doing exactly that.
>you strike me as a liberal
What a dumb insinuation. You're implying that because he is surprised that the sites are not shut down, he wants them to be shutdown. How do you confound having an understanding of the system being a certain way with advocating for the system to be that way?
If I walk up to a cop right now while puffing on a joint, I would be surprised if I was not detained. That's not because I think the war on drugs is good, it's because I think the war on drugs exists.
People give the filmmakers a lot of credit for this scene, but they didn't write it. Mark did. It was copied verbatim from his blog.
It's funny to see, the only reason this thread is here is because this was a big topic on le Leddit today, that's probably where OP got the topic idea. B-b-but I thought we hated l-le leddit.
That's not realistic.
he didn't yell OY VEY while rubbing his hands together.
this fucking faggot, populated his empty "social network" by adding fake members himself, all those people added to the first version of facebook without permission should sue, because without that initial content, if he actually waited for people to sign up on their own, facebook wouldn't exist today.
so that jew owes those people millions of shekels
OP here. No, I don't even use that site. I just thought that since we have threads of movies with ridiculously unrealistic technology use in shows and movies, why not have a thread about more realistic cases of it. Seems like there's almost no cases of realistic use though, unfortunately.
Ohh, actually just remembered that the scenes from Tron: Legacy with the Unix system were some realistic portrayals.