Fri 8 Dec 2006
The people over at Drivl.com created a pretty funny list of things that Code Doesn’t Do In Real Life. Among the list:
- Code is not green text on a black background
- Code isn’t just 0100110 010101 10100 011
- Code does not make blip noises as it appears on the screen
In my list of unreal computer portrayals :
1- the infinite zoom: where a computer can “enhance” a very low-res, grainy picture and “zoom” way in to see all the hidden stuff
2- the fingerprint/face match program which displays EACH fingerprint/face as the program searches through them. That would take forever and is stupid.
3- when “hackers” can sit down at a computer without the use of other programs, guess secret passwords in a limited number of tries
4- the “take control of the traffic lights” hack. maybe in GIGANTIC cities, they have automatic control of lights, but everywhere else, the lights are so retarded, they routinely stop traffic for “phantom cars” crossing the other way.