How Computers Work In The Movies
E-mails arrive in your inbox letter by letter.
Or picture by picture.
Every password can be guessed in a maximum of three tries.
So it's easy for people to get inside your computer.
You can always spot a hacker because they wear sunglasses while they work.
Once they have control of your machine, they'll bombard you with pop-ups.
Or make everything on your screen go melty.
When they're not being compromised by hackers, there's almost nothing Hollywood computers can't do. They can see through walls at the touch of a button.
And create wobbly blue maps of entire cities with their secret sonar powers.
They can enhance heavily pixelated black-and-white CCTV pictures.
With the proper software, they can even rotate static images by 90-degree angles.
And if you ever need to find something out, they're full of authentic-looking search engines you can use.
But alas, computers are not invincible. Like us, they can be destroyed with a single bullet.
Even if it only hits the monitor.
Still, at least computers in the movies are more realistic than the technology they have on TV.
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