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rradina
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9/3/2014 | 8:39:32 AM
Doesn't "War Games" Explain Ferris' Feat?
I don't think "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" belongs on this list.  The '83 movie "War Games" does an extremely plausible job explaining how David broke into the school's system.  That film opened in '83 and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" opened in '86.  I've always thought Ferris' attendance hack scene in the later movie was a throwback to the earlier movie.  Regarding a school system being on-line, dialup modem access was extremely popular in the '80s.  Remote access for regular staff might not have been popular but there was always access for IT admins and I thought IBM required such access as a necessary part of their support contracts.
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9/3/2014 | 8:13:40 AM
Excellent article
After WEP was cracked, I had to reverse a little of my disbelief on TimeCop, where Jean Claude jumps on the network and is in the police database instantly. On the subject of television, the tech of 24 is very amusing as well.... There is always a discussion of very low-level concepts (ports, hard drive sectors) by the highest-level executives, and the wiring closet is a very hazardous place to be.
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9/2/2014 | 12:04:13 PM
Re: Destroy the... monitor?
And they always explode, too! In beautiful showers of red, gold, and blue.
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9/2/2014 | 12:00:45 PM
Re: Sorry, Family
A bigger queston in Firewall: who is playing the "role of tape"?
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9/2/2014 | 11:47:49 AM
Destroy the... monitor?
I get a kick out of how often in movies and TV shows that someone destroys a computer, thereby destroying the data/program/etc, by smashing the monitor.
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9/2/2014 | 9:42:15 AM
Sorry, Family
Given the countless problems I have with iTunes, if my world imitated "Firewall" and I played a real-life Harrison Ford, my famly would be history. I'd still be on the phone or instant messaging service with Apple support, trying to reset my password again.
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