really strong security'. Team X leader, 'But you can hack it right?' Hacker with some smugness will say something clever and vaguely technical indicating their disappointment in the leaders lack of faith. 2 - 5 more password tries the triumphant cry 'We're in' and that's the last time you will see the hacker until it's time for them to get shot. Bottom line. Passwords are as hard as you make them, but even the most simple of passwords leading into a computer system not only has to have the right password, but often needs to originate from the right location. It's not a question of skill, it's a question of knowing the password. A good rule of thumb is to have passwords 9 characters long or longer that only make sense to you. A better rule is to use a password manager that you have the password to that has all of your other passwords. Then use a password that is much longer and just a favorite sentence or catchphrase. It doesn't really need to be tricky, it really needs to be LONG. A favorite password I used for a while was 'A short time ago in a galaxy nearby'
with computer professionals) apparently must dress like they are going to comic con every day. The most accurate portrayal of a hacker in TV or movies was probably Mathew Broderic in War Games. How did he dress? Tshirt and Jeans. Wow. that totally blows my mind! it's so out there! Wild! For some reason since that movie hackers are required to dress either like they are cosplaying a character from revenge of the nerds, or in clothes are are classically unwashed with the last weeks meals standing in evidence.
i'm looking at you here) doesn't seem to make much sense. Why would you program a computer with genuine feelings when you know that makes them unpredictable? Because otherwise the movie doesn't work.
- The Cure's on the way! - When you have been infected with some kind of pathogen and you are the hero, there is a cure out there usually in the form of an untested antidote or vaccine. This cure will probably immediately change you from a vampire bent on the destruction of your loved ones back to who you were. No side effects, no problems, happy ending. Of course we all know that there is not much that you can count on in the world of medicine because the nature of human beings is much broader than the answers medicine gives us. This is why every commercial for the next wonder drug has a longer list explaining possible side effects than the list explaining the fantastic benefits.
internals of the computer system in order to help the group with her supposed hacker skills. Everyone knows that she wasn't really a hacker because she was dressed pretty normally. Of course she was still in grade school, so maybe you don't have to dress that way until you make computers your career. The point is this. Unix (great grandad of Linux and Mac) was not the sort of thing you have in school, or at home, or nearly anywhere. It was not graphical by nature (like MacOS or Windows) and it is not friendly. Why does this matter? Because one of the rules of the movies is that if there are kids and adults in a room where there are computers. The kids MUST be better at computers than any adult in the room. Because it's cute, and it's how computers make some of us feel, like we are slow and old.
had to make enhancement software that can do what we are talking about, but honestly it's only as good as the data available on the picture. If you have a cheap 7-11 video camera picking up things, you are not going to be able to turn that into an Ansel Adams.
Gimme a couple of weeks, we'll find something else to talk about.