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22 August 1997: I'm Taking Over Your School [Nov. 23rd, 2008|09:53 pm]
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The only reason for watching the 1997 Patrick Stewart Film Masterminds is the introduction, in which internet hacking is taken to a degree even more ludicrous than the usual gibson-hacking of most Hollywood films.

The film isn't available on DVD, so here's a vhs rip of said intro. It is absolutely delicious, especially for those of you who just EAT "inaccurate movie technology from the 90's" up.

Factual errors: There are no graphical interfaces on web sites that allow users to hack.

[User Picture]From: revbrandon
2008-11-24 05:29 am (UTC)
Any real corporate network administrator would know to secure incoming ports with a golem, or possibly a manticore (manticore are open source). It figures that Hollywood is talking out its collective ass again.
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[User Picture]From: dezro
2008-11-24 09:09 am (UTC)
Oh man I remember that and now I am downloading a DVD rip of a copy of the VHS version THANKS A LOT.

Can't help but imagine the fictional sysadmins who thought up that system. "Okay, so, to get into our mainframe you have to get through level five of our next game in under two minutes."

"Great idea! Hackers aren't good enough at videogames to get through level five that quickly!"
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From: gamequoter
2008-11-24 12:18 pm (UTC)
If this were a just world, we'd have gotten the Hackers/Mastermind crossover movie, in which they need to team up to make the most amazing 3d hacking system ever, in order to defeat the Lawnmower Man.
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