Jurrasic Park

This is a discussion on Jurrasic Park within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; I think all of us could make a good deal of money if we put together a Hollywood-esque program that ...

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    I think all of us could make a good deal of money if we put together a Hollywood-esque program that had pretty displays and cool sounds. It wouldn't even have to be stable since it's only on-screen for a few seconds.

    For some odd reason Hollywood insists that every password program has some cool sound effects when windows pop up. They also insist that everything requires at least 100 keystrokes before anything constructive happens...yet we are far into the age of the mouse. I guess Hollywood loves pretty GUIs that are keyboard driven.

    My favorite is stuff like the Matrix where some guy is looking at hexadecimal digits fly past his eyeballs at 100 mph and yet manages to make some comment that something is not right about the system. Like he can interpret hex that fast to actually figure out what the heck is going on.

    Or take CSI where they have these super photo enhancers. They can take a cell phone pic and enhance it to reveal details that um...weren't in the data in the first place. I'd really like to know how you manufacture pixel data from no data at all. There was a recent episode where they took a telephone recording and broke it into several crystal clear audio tracks of the isolated sounds in the recording. Yeah right. I've never seen software that could take a completely mixed track/waveform and extract in crystal clear fashion each individual sound and voice.
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    Anyway, speaking of JP -- the new one is coming out soon!

    My fav would be the 2nd stargate movie (or the 1st newest one), the replicators are programmed in javascript

    They can take a cell phone pic and enhance it to reveal details that um...weren't in the data in the first place. I'd really like to know how you manufacture pixel data from no data at all. There was a recent episode where they took a telephone recording and broke it into several crystal clear audio tracks of the isolated sounds in the recording. Yeah right. I've never seen software that could take a completely mixed track/waveform and extract in crystal clear fashion each individual sound and voice.
    which makes you think... what exactly *do* the police have?

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    53:37 into the movie. I have xvid though, and can't make out the text. Doesn't look like any language I'm familiar with. Although the comments look like they might be # signs, so maybe PERL!!! It only makes sense for Jurassic Park to run on the language of the gods.

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    Notice the progress bar (which was moving during this scene) even though this was a real-time conversation between Nedry and the guy on the dock...

    By the way one of my favorite code scenes in a movie is in Antitrust, when Tim Robbins gives the main character some code, and he brings it up on the screen. After a couple seconds of looking at it, he exclaims, "Wow, this is really good compression!" (or something like that). My friend and I paused the movie and looked at it, and if memory serves, it was some Java code that had nothing to do with compression (but that was years ago).
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    I am not finding a solid release date for the HD version of Jurassic Park on Blu-ray either... But when it is released, perhaps we can see that code yet!

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    There is software that can seperate out the voices and sounds, although the other soudns usualyl bleed through to some extent. There isnt anything that can magically recrete pixel data. Although there is a lot that you can do with interpolation that will enhance the image by using data your brain was just ignoring. This enhancement isnt admissible in court though because it is easily manipulated to get the image you want.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    What actually annoys me the most in films is when the they type hundreds of words without any sort of feedback on the screen (Like in Goldeneye). These people are apparently super human and can type 180 words a minute without a single typo (not to mention the lack of spaces).

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    This language uses begin and end to delimit blocks. Some Basic or Pascal dialect, perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee View Post
    This language uses begin and end to delimit blocks. Some Basic or Pascal dialect, perhaps?
    Or Ada as suggested earlier. In the 1990's, ADA was one of The Languages to use.

    Edit: However, Ada uses -- as a comment, so perhaps not...

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    Perhaps it's not even real... there's no reason for it to be so. Not like there is an island with dinosaurs on it, or is there?

    Anyway, I think it kinda looks like Forth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    Perhaps it's not even real... there's no reason for it to be so. Not like there is an island with dinosaurs on it, or is there?
    Indeed, it could be a made up language as well, using a hodgepodge of different languages.

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    As I mentioned before, the stargate replicators are programmed in javascript... I found a screenshot.

    What's funny is, the javascript can be found on the internet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee View Post
    This language uses begin and end to delimit blocks. Some Basic or Pascal dialect, perhaps?
    Code:
    IF ???????????????? THEN
        BEGIN
            REPEAT ??
                ??????????????????
            UNTIL ?????????
            # ??????????
            # ??????????
            # ??????????
        END
    ELSE
        BEGIN
            ???????
            # ??????????
            # ??????????
        END
    And isn't it all in a WHILE ... DO statement?

    Anyway, seems to be simply Pascal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxorator View Post
    Code:
    IF ???????????????? THEN
        BEGIN
            REPEAT ??
                ??????????????????
            UNTIL ?????????
            # ??????????
            # ??????????
            # ??????????
        END
    ELSE
        BEGIN
            ???????
            # ??????????
            # ??????????
        END
    And isn't it all in a WHILE statement?

    Anyway, seems to be simply Pascal.
    REPEAT UNTIL is definitely Pascal (although it may also be in ADA.

    I think the lines marked # are actually something like

    x := ...

    Which again is Pascal.

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    So...
    Code:
    WHILE ?????????????? DO
        IF ???????????????? THEN
            BEGIN
                REPEAT ??
                    ??????????????????
                UNTIL ?????????
                x^ := ????????
                x := ???????
                x := ???????
            END
        ELSE
            BEGIN
                ???????
                x := ??????
                x := ??????
            END
    http://www.sciflicks.com/jurassic_park/facts.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Jurassic Park - The Facts
    The park software is written in Pascal; a program is clearly visible in one of the monitor close-ups on the UNIX system. The graphical interface recognized as a UNIX system is Silicon Graphics' "3D File System Navigator".
    Last edited by maxorator; 09-04-2008 at 06:26 AM.

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    The newest Jurassic park (IV) is probably going to be written in some managed language, perhaps C#? Or continue the tradition, and ... Visual Basic

    No doubt that's how the dinosaurs will get out

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