Jeff Goldblum cannot infect an Alien Spaceship with a computer Virus. C'mon!

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  1. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Seriously, I mean, I know we thought we had great OSes back in the 90's but you cannot do this! It just fails on so many levels. Sorry, just had to share this with someone.
     
  2. millar876 macrumors 6502a

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    he can with that powerbook of his.

    Point 2. it is only a movie

    Point 3. said movie fits into the science Fiction category, emphasis on the fiction part

    Point 4. Just sit back, turn your brain Off of High gear and enjoy a good, entertaining movie
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yes he can.

    No seriously, he can, I saw it in that documentary that came out ages ago.
     
  4. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    Welcome to Earth. Pow!

    Someone has been watching Independence Day while trying to use his brain...bad idea.
     
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    When I watch a movie I suspend reality for that period of time.

    Makes watching a movie much more fun! :)

    Otherwise issues like the OP mention ruin the movie. This is especially true with any movie where you are knowledgeable of the subject matter.
     
  7. SydneyDev macrumors 6502

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    But he discovered their hidden countdown signal in the TV satellites. So from that he could reverse engineer their network protocol. And from the computers in the captured UFO he could find out their computer instruction set.

    Use the instruction set to make a program and the network protocol to plant it.
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. If you didn't, then you'd never see any movie at all.
     
  9. djellison macrumors 68020

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    I can only partially suspend reality for movies. Independence Day was fine -it was all out sci-fi, and hillarious as well.

    Things like Deep Impact or Armageddon which pretend to be realistic just annoy me too much. And Cloverfield just makes me want to get my money back at the ticket booth.
     
  10. skottichan macrumors 6502a

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    Really? What made Cloverfield such an offender? The big giant monster?
     
  11. Black Belt macrumors 6502a

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    Hey I had that Powerbook! Why do you think you all are still alive today. :eek:
     
  12. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie probably couldn't "hack the planet" either.

    tsk tsk.
     
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    I had a dream this morning that MacRumors had time warped to 1997.

    Or was it...!?
     
  14. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Oh I dunno, we seem to be heading that way - use of off-the-shelf core OS's in combat vessels is coming into play, and if you can gain physical access to the hardware then it is technically hackable. Perhaps the alien vessel was running something from Steve Job!klum~hefnupkrztmfs' company advertised as virus free and they felt safe.

    However, just try taking Will Smith up in an F-18, into a ravine and saying "It's all yours dude!" ;)
     
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    Please...get a room if you are going to do that. My eyes would burn from their sockets.
     
  18. millar876 macrumors 6502a

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    especially not with a 28.8bps modem,or even if she did tripple the RAM. RISC is good.

    Man I love that movie, damn you, I'm going to have to dig it out and watch it again tonight. I just wanted the clear powerbook "the Plague / Eugene Belford" gave Dade.
     
  19. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    C'mon...

    the man used to be a fly, and they can transmit all sorts of viruses. ;)
     
  20. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Little-known fact: Jeff Goldblum did not send them a virus; it was a Windows installer.
     
  21. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Like how in Armageddon it was "easier" to train some miners how to go into space and such rather than to train some astronauts how to be miners...

    'sall wrong.
     
  22. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Angelina Jolie can hack my planet... etc etc.....
     
  23. No1451 macrumors 6502

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    Suspense of disbelief if often important for fiction. It let me watch Wanted without wanting to murder whoever wrote it, till it was done at any rate.
     
  24. iBlue macrumors Core

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    I think it was more to the point that they were more disposable than their astronauts, but that may just be cynicism on my part. :p
     
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    O RLY?
     

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