War Games

From: Captain Napalm <spc_at_armigeron.com>
Date: Tue Sep 23 20:17:31 1997

It was thus said that the Great Sam Ismail once stated:
> On Tue, 23 Sep 1997, Anthony Clifton wrote:
> > Secondly, in the scene when WOPR CALLS HIM BACK and he looks all freaked
> > and pulls the plug out of the phone, how does the game timer keep
> > running AFTER he has disconnected from WOPR?
> WOPR downloaded a Java aplet into his computer that the web browser
> continued to execute! C'mon, that one's easy!
  Bzzzzzz. Wrong answer. Remember, this was the early 80s, Sun was just a
start up then. Must have been a USCD Pascal system.

> > I occasionally have Hacker Movie nights where all my computer friends
> > (some of whom were REAL hackers but I plead the fifth) come over and we
> > watch Wargames and Johnny Mnemonic or The Net and Sneakers, etc etc.
> > (Sandra Bullock in a black two-piece can come over and interface with me
> > anytime!) =-)
> I did this one time with my friends..._War Games_, _THX1138_, and damn,
> what was that other movie from the 80s that involves computers and
> hacking and stuff?

  "Tron"? "Real Genius"? "Demon Seed"?

> _Operation Condor_ (is that the name of it? The one with Robert Redford)

  "Three Days of the Condor" and yes, that was a pretty good film.

  -spc ("Who are those guys?")
Received on Tue Sep 23 1997 - 20:17:31 BST

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