> taps madly on keyboard
> bites lip
> three dimensional image filled with floating shapes appears on screen
> "I'm in!"
>second person runs in and starts madly tapping on the same keyboard alongside them
ABOUT TO SEE A BUBBLE POP in Si-fi with the first over saturation of Star Wars. Too many films in too few years. Part of the appeal of Star Wars was that there were so few films, so they were a big event. The nerds could get expanded universe stuff if they wanted to, but that was for the hardcore nerds. The general public went for just the big films. Now there's gonna be a film a year for decades. Every character will get a spin off. The new generation of younglings will see Star Wars as Disney tier childrens shit.
Star Wars will collapse and we will see a new era of Sci-fi for Adults.
>I have good news and bad news
> that was the good news
>Mr. Soldier who's obviously smarter than all the greasy nerds in the world and has life experience smugly pulls out the power cord for the client the IT guys are counter-hacking on
>somehow this stops the hacker, even though the servers are still powered up.
>also what is UPS
>hamfisting random keys on keyboard
>window pops up saying "WELCOME"
The show's audience are self righteous baby boomers who need to be reassured that their practical thinking is still more valuable than kids these days and their technobabble. The show gives them what they want by pretending that unplugging their monitor would somehow stop the guy from remotely hacking their server.
A lot of these shows are written to make old people feel like they understand young people things while also making them feel superior for being older.
In this example, the two caricatures of young people do what old people think young people do: pound quickly on keyboards while shouting computer jargon. Hack! Node! Encryption! CODE! They are smart but baffled. Like the old people watching the show, they are confused by the technology things shouting at them.
Luckily, an old person is there to step in and save the day. How? Not by being smarter at the technology things than the young people but by employing ol' fashioned common sense. I.e., he unplugs the stupid technology thing that is causing all the problems. Yay old people!
And now a commercial for Metamucil Brand Life Insurance .
I wish someone would do this in a movie followed by "well then its not going to get done is it asshole? If it could be done in 5 I would have told you 5. Its not as if I would intentionally spread the 5 minutes work over 10 minutes in a situation like this. You've got me because im the best. if you want to do it yourself then go ahead. fuck you, you ungrateful bitch"
>10 meg pipe
Actually it is, writers purposefully make anything tech-related moronic just to troll nerds and anyone else who gets it. Pretty sure there's actually a competition going on to see how retarded they can make a hacking/computer-centric scene inbetween writers in hollywood. It's their own little in-joke.
>HE'S GOT LEVEL 10 SECURITY
>Good thing i'm a level 11 hacker
>"We need this guy, hes a hacking legend, hes the only one who can break into their system."
>12 year old black kid
>go to hunt him down
>find his house
>his mom answers the door
>"HES UPSTAIRS ON HIS ADDING MACHINE PLAYING NINTENDO, NOT GOING TO GET HIM ANYWHERE IN LIFE I KEEP TELLIN' HIM"
>protagonist look at teach other
>cue for audience laughter
>There's an electronic lock on the door, and it's one of the newest on the market, completely unhackable
>Give me your phone
>Opens it up, messes with it and ends up hacking the door or whatever
>obvious hexidecimal numbers
>lines up to spell out a word
>a word that starts with G
>"I don't wanna help"
>"be a nice guy young man"
>"ok mom what do you need"
>"we need you to find the digital signature of this person . every info that the NSA have is in this flash drive"
>"no need i already have access to NSA data base"
>the two agent look at each other .
>you hold the high score in virtually every Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game
mf is somewhere between this...
>how long until you fix it?
>aww jeeze, with the oscillating crembulations and the state of the wembongo drives-
>in siamese please doc
>we're looking at least ten thousand years
>you have 9 seconds
>I'll do it in 4.5
You know whats worse than the way hollywood portrays hacking?
People complaining about it.
Real hacking is incredibly fucking boring. Hours of hours of looking at code and assembling your own to navigate the loopholes and security oversights is not very screen friendly.
Someone mashing at a computer for a few minutes while SHIT HAPPENS looks much better on screen.
You can say this about pretty much anything. I work in a pathology lab and it isn't anywhere as interesting as diagnostics on House was made out to be. Its just the doctors looking at slides all day.