Turns out it's been a while since I ran the node daemon.
Loving this game. It very much reminds me of the days of old when I played earlier BattleTech DOS based games in the 80s and 90s. It even successfully captures the feeling of playing this on a hex board with pen and paper.
If you enjoy turn based strategy/tactical games, this is absolutely worth getting.
People liked it, so lets do it again. Today I learned ...
* Google's Chromebooks outsold Apple laptops by a significant margin in Q1 2016. This is significant.
* Chromebooks will soon be able to run Android apps available from the Google Play Store.
* Illinois House has passed a bill that decriminalises marijuana. Next step, emulate Colorado please.
* Medical Marijuana is still a debate being mostly ignored in NZ. Why?
* John Berry of the Beastie Boys died today. He was 53. :-(
* I think Kanye must be the first person to stop Ellen talking for more than 5 minutes.
* Kanye is still a complete idiot. Goodbye to future promotion on Ellen's shows.
* ISIS is probably what killed MS804. What a surprise. Not.
* Protestors in Paris are burning police cars... With the police still inside.
* In an effort to improve flagging service attendance, the Church of Scotland is apparently going to start hosting services on Skype. So you can be bored on a Sunday. At home.
So I was catching up on Mr Robot. After watching the first episode, I got sidetracked. Went back to it today and saw this brief glimpse of a screenshot. Instantly recognised it. Had to pause, frame back to it and capture it.
This is the sort of shit I used to do in 10 odd years ago.
Obviously some of the details in the screen are blatantly dramatised, but the concept as a whole is actually spot on. The IP address... Well, it belongs to Tucows, so they probably hosted there temporarily while filming. The domain is gone now though.
The wget command is accurate. In fact, the commandline is a genuine reproduction of Shellshock. In plain text, on the screen. A real life exploit that was extremely well publicised and widely known, and now reproduced accurately in a TV show for anyone to learn from.
I said it before about the first episode of this show. I like that this show is trying to be true to the technology, even if they do have to take some artistic license with a few things. Little bits like this really make the geek in me happy. For years we've been asking for more realism from shows like this, and finally we're starting to get it. It's not perfect, I get that. I also know it cannot be. But when they make an effort like this, I'm willing to forgive a few bits they kind of flubbed on.
Good show. Worth the watch.