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Old 11-12-2007, 10:01 PM   #1
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Anyone out there remember Tron? And if so, did you laugh during the movie while most folks looked at you? Well, that was over 2 decades ago.

Here's something the younger computer geeks should enjoy.

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1788161.

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Old 11-12-2007, 10:33 PM   #2
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I was too young when Tron came out to know better, but I was absolutely appalled at Hackers, Independence Day, and Swordfish. At least The Matrix used some actual *nix commands in the opening.

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Old 11-13-2007, 12:40 AM   #3
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Married w/1 child when I got hooked on Atari Space Invaders

How's that for a stab from the past!

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Old 11-13-2007, 02:06 AM   #4
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I had Atari also...

Orfy: I wasn't sure if you were looking for "Old" computer geeks or "old computer" geeks...

I just took my Nintendo-0001 out of the closet and hooked it up...Mario Bros and Duck Hunter here I come...

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Old 11-13-2007, 02:10 AM   #5
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I had pong and breakout first. I thought Atari was the greatest thing EVER when it came out

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Old 11-13-2007, 02:15 AM   #6
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Bunch of kids . . . How 'bout Zork on a Trash80 and Commodore 64.

The Atari 2600 was like the 2nd coming.

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My pong set had the flipper type controller rather than the dial type. It had FOUR different pong type games and you could control the ball speed AND paddle size.

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Old 11-13-2007, 02:25 AM   #8
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I first started programming in Fortran on an IBM mainframe using punch cards! I still have nightmares about dropping stacks of a thousand plus cards!

Trash 80's and basic were a quantum leap!

Zork was da bomb for its time!

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Old 11-13-2007, 02:26 AM   #9
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I'm a bit of a computer geek myself but I don't have too much of a problem with most of the errors in movies like Tron, Swordfish, hackers and the like.

You see, the subject matter is complicated and there's a limited amount of time to convey the subject during a movie, especially one where the purpose is primarily entertainment. The kinds of erroneous information found in movies is the natural result of boiling down a compliciated subject to a sound bite.

It's liek a lot of things in movies-- it isn't real and often it isn't even possible they way they portray it. What 'it' is doesn't matter. 'It' could be a car chase, a tactical room entry, a police proceedure, a legal precedent, a loving relationship. The movies takes some liberties in making a subject seem exciting and look interesting if they didn't most movies woudl be drab, boring affairs that no one wants to see.

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Bunch of kids . . . How 'bout Zork on a Trash80 and Commodore 64.
I have the whole infocom series for PC.
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