The Recruit - LOL using C

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    The Recruit - LOL using C

    I was watching "The Recruit" at the theatre 2 nights ago and it was hilarious! Okay, he's supposed to be this Computer Genious and whenever they supposedly 'Log In' to the CIA database it displays a whole bunch of scrolling C code all over the screen! It was hilarious, and when the lady tries to 'Keylog' what he did, or whatever she goes to the console and types in "WIN32_FIND" lol! I tried to figure out what it was doing, but it moved too fast and didn't display enough; However, I believe that it was just the code they used to create the Interface for the movie. It had lots of printf's and DC handles, so that would make sense, but it's still funny. I think that Swordfish did the same thing near the end when he is sitting at the bank near the end.
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    :°)))

    There was another movie (The Net with Sandra Bullock, but I'm not sure), where they got some IP address like this one:

    314.16.278.160

    well...Hollywood seems to be really poor regarding computer experts...

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    yeah, I remember that when I saw "The Recruit". I figured its a movie, but it was funny.

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    Originally posted by Carlos
    There was another movie (The Net with Sandra Bullock, but I'm not sure), where they got some IP address like this one:
    314.16.278.160
    It was The Net.
    http://www.moviemistakes.com/film.php?filmid=883
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    >well...Hollywood seems to be really poor regarding computer experts...<

    They probably did that on purpose. Think about it. They always use 555 numbers for phone numbers. Using invalid IPs is a good idea, too as most people watching won't even know what one is.

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    It's funny in the movie Antitrust they are trying to make it look all cool and techno, and the coders are like, "I CRACKED IT! ", "I DID IT!". It shows the screen, and they were coding HTML. LMAO.
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    > Using invalid IPs is a good idea

    Shoulda just used the IP from the movie's website or something - that woulda been a kickass geek easter egg.

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    Haha, indeed it would have been...
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    Originally posted by CheesyMoo
    It's funny in the movie Antitrust they are trying to make it look all cool and techno, and the coders are like, "I CRACKED IT! ", "I DID IT!". It shows the screen, and they were coding HTML. LMAO.
    lol

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    yeah,
    also when he was reading the program, I saw the line #include <string.h>

    ... I just hope they didn't use void main()!!
    none...

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