Hey /x/! Long time listener, first time caller. Has anyone looked into this Max Headroom business?
1. broadcast signal intrusion Michael Jackson/OJ Simpson reference? "My brother is wearing one (glove), but its dirty! Its like you got blood stains on it!"
2. Writer's Guild Strike '88 connection (Max Headroom movie cancelled)
Broadcast signal interuption numbers game:
1. first incident took place during "9O" 'Clock news
2. second incident took place about "90" minutes later
3. second incident lasted about "90" seconds
I know its not much, but I noticed it nonetheless
interesting movie about a whistle blower figure trying to expose corruption that also delves a little into computer sentience and digitally storing backups of people's minds. raises the wrong questions in the masses perhaps?
I've looked a lot into it, and that's a very good article. In it, he mentions a reddit poster who claims to know who is behind the scandal. This is a link to the original reddit post:
You can take it with a grain of salt, but he seems pretty believable. I spent a good three hours reading all about this, and he's the most legit sounding person I found. If you want a tl;dr of his claims:
>He was into the hacking/computer scene sort of during the time
>Claims to have been in a restaurant with two people he thinks did it, the night before the incident.
>They supposedly told their friends to watch the news the following day
It's been a while so that might not be 100% accurate, and there's MUCH more to the story. But yeah, have fun OP and others.
First of all, those weren't the only things I read.
Second of all, I hate vice as well, but it's a very detailed and informative article. It even goes into detail about the investigation and how it was carried out/given up on.
THIRDLY, 3 hours is a lot of research about the fucking Max Headroom bullshit. It's not like it's world war two. It was a pop culture thing that no one really cares about.
>In the unspecified not-too-distant future — “Twenty Minutes into the Future” — the world is dominated by corporate television networks who fight relentless ratings battles. Off switches are banned and televisions are given away for free to the needy. The world’s top channel, Network 23, strides atop the globe, driven largely by the work of its crusading journalist Edison Carter. The star reporter begins investigating his own network’s experimental and unethical new technology, “Blipverts,” 30-second ads compressed into three seconds, “too fast for the viewer to change the channel.” We learn Blipverts cause spontaneous combustion in particularly sedentary viewers, but Grossberg, Network 23’s ruthless CEO, is reluctant to stop using an effective, if slightly murderous, form of advertising. Network security goons chase Carter and he ends up slamming his head into a parking-garage sign — “Max Headroom, 2.3 m” — leaving him seemingly comatose. Grossberg orders the network’s teenage tech genius Bryce Lynch to copy Edison’s mind into a computer in an effort to determine what he learned about the Blipverts. The process doesn’t work quite as expected, and accidentally creates an irreverent entity that exists only on television screens: Max Headroom, a stuttering, wise-cracking talking head.