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Intro to Antique Coding
I can't stop thinking about this scene. This may be the greatest bit of dialog that has ever appeared in any Star Trek.
Tags: computers, mad science, mpegs, retrocomputing, space, the future, tv
Serious "this is a Unix System, I know this" energy.
I got a smile out of the Garry Seven reference.
The Europa Mission better be launching from McKinley Rocket Base.
"a keyboard... how quaint"
This is fabulous. "ANSI coding". Cut the glossary out of a 1980s "anyone can learn to be a systems programmer" book, throw it in a blender, bake in a 350-degree GUI word processor, and voila - instant script gibberish.
It is "antique" not "ANSI". Antique coding. Makes sense to me.
Yet after all the time that has passed, we still fail to airgap our systems.
It will take the first war with the Cylons to teach us to not network every frakking system.
Never network your toaster!!
We haven't already learned despite plenty of proof it's necessary for our continued survival, and it's not even going to take Cylons for the final proof by example.
Tell it to Jim Gordon & Bruce Wayne.
I always loved the reference to a GPL stealth module in Johnny Mnemonic.
Later you see a box with GPL on it get ripped open.
I feel like I am only watching this show via inertial energy imparted by TNG. It is... not good?
I absolutely hated season 1, but I am surprised to report that I am enjoying season 2 quite a lot.
I thought season one was alright. And season two started out pretty good? But these last few episodes phew boy. It's a bit of a struggle.