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Re: Tech on TV: A Little Realism Goes a Long Way
Posted by: Peter Suciu 2016-10-27 14:04:06
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Watching TV shows often requires the suspension of disbelief -- that is, a willingness to press pause on one's critical faculties in order to believe the unbelievable. Realism often must be secondary to story, in other words. This very often is necessary when computers are used to advance plot lines, when programmers and hackers alike can bang away on their keyboards and produce tremendous results in seconds. One need look no further than the keyboard cowboys on such shows as The Blacklist or Scorpion .


Re: Tech on TV: A Little Realism Goes a Long Way
Posted by: Rhod 2016-10-27 14:36:36 In reply to: Peter Suciu
You're right. . .

"The stuff that they type makes complete sense; 'ifconfigwlan0 up' does indeed bring up a wireless interface. Nobody gets this stuff right."

$ ifconfigwlan0 up
ifconfigwlan0: command not found
$

Can anyone hear you scream if a space is missing;-)
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