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Topic # 96637 1-Feb-2012 09:32
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  Reply # 575701 1-Feb-2012 09:39
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freitasm: This is an old one... Perhaps we could get videos of terrible technology application in movies?


 


CSI is a fail in every way. Not just in the use of TVOS. The whole thing. Gritty moodlit labs for the win!

Also: extrapolation of an entire crime scene from a single pixel of reflection off a car window shot via security cam.




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  Reply # 575726 1-Feb-2012 10:13
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I love those 'let me enhance it' scenes, where they get minute details out of a badly pixelated image to start with. Great stuff.



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  Reply # 575735 1-Feb-2012 10:21
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Jaxson: I love those 'let me enhance it' scenes, where they get minute details out of a badly pixelated image to start with. Great stuff.




 




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  Reply # 575765 1-Feb-2012 10:54
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My favorite is when they are searching a database, it flashes up an image of every entry being examined for a match.

And when they type madly on the keyboard to do something that would normally be a click of the mouse (screen facing away from camera).

For ages I have been thinking of starting a thread of terrible technology application in books. Dan Brown would feature prominently.

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  Reply # 575864 1-Feb-2012 13:30
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Anything that Hawaii Five-O does related to computers is apparently made-up on the spot, although they have a lot of product-placement for Microsoft's cloud storage system.

In "Castle" they made a point of sending an image away to be "enhanced" and it came back as a zoomed-in blurry mess which I thought was a nice touch.

There's also the presence of "Microsoft" branded monitors in virtually every cop show on TV that isn't sponsored by Apple, despite the fact they don't make such things.

I did think the malware encoded into the bones was a clever idea, infeasible obviously, but certainly novel.




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  Reply # 575892 1-Feb-2012 14:10
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One thing that is interesting is all the Polycom IP phone placement in many US shows. In 99% of cases the phones don't seem to be powered up though!


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  Reply # 575898 1-Feb-2012 14:21
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These things are great.

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  Reply # 575944 1-Feb-2012 15:37
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freitasm: A new class of IP addresses - over 256!
would that be the IP equivalent of everyone's phone number having '555' in it?

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  Reply # 575947 1-Feb-2012 15:45
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Jack Bauer of 24 fame has been known to code in Delphi to solve his work problems.

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