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WarGames Sequel Now Filming 439

Posted by kdawson
from the lights-camera-domain-grab dept.
iluvcapra writes "This news is a little late, but on November 20th WarGames 2: The Dead Code began filming in Montreal. (I only became aware of the new production when I read that MGM is suing the rightful owner of WarGames.com for his domain name.) The film will be produced and distributed by MGM — distributor of the original WarGames — and directed by Stewart Gillard, director of such gems as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3. Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes, the team behind the original film, are not involved. The plot revolves around a hacker breaking into a terrorism-simulation computer."
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WarGames Sequel Now Filming

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  • Re:Brilliant (Score:3, Interesting)

    by james_shoemaker (12459) on Tuesday December 19, 2006 @05:15PM (#17305054)
    actually to make geeks happy they should save DNS space and put it at: www.mgm.com/wargames2

    James
  • by Andrew Kismet (955764) on Tuesday December 19, 2006 @05:30PM (#17305350)
    Pattern I see is "Films that make me cringe for their terminology, but are still worth watching" with a few anomalous points. By the way, you missed Antitrust.
  • Man I Really Hope... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by eno2001 (527078) on Tuesday December 19, 2006 @05:34PM (#17305434) Homepage Journal
    ...that they recast Matthew Broderick as the erstwhile teen again. Sure he's a bit grey behind the ears, but he's still got the right composure. Right? RIGHT?
  • by HTH NE1 (675604) on Tuesday December 19, 2006 @05:57PM (#17305798)
    That's the curse of Slashdot. You can make a hurried post that will make it to the upper area of the thread, or you can spend your time making a well-thought out post, and see it wallow in obscurity at post #1990999 in the thread.

    There's worse: having your posting buried between pages because the first post on the first page is also the first post on the second and third pages. (I prefer to read in Nested mode.)
  • Re:Augh! (Score:5, Interesting)

    by amliebsch (724858) on Tuesday December 19, 2006 @06:04PM (#17305924) Journal

    The glaring technical problem is that you can't auto dial with an acoustic coupler because the computer obviously has no mechanism for pressing down the hookswitch on the damn phone to hang up between calls.

    Well now, hang on there, chief. Recall that in answer to the question, "doesn't that cost a lot of money?" he replied "There's ways around that." Clearly, he was blue-boxing. Now, correct me if I recall wrongly, but when you're blue boxing, you don't actually have to ATH1 - instead, you broadcast a 2600 Hz tone so that the trunk line appears "dead", then stop the tone and transmit the routing digits for the remote telco office now listening to the trunk line. Coincidentally enough, broadcasting a 2600 Hz tone and routing digits could be done with an accoustic coupler. Maybe the directors knew a little more than you give them credit for?

  • Re:Count me in! (Score:5, Interesting)

    by inKubus (199753) on Tuesday December 19, 2006 @07:08PM (#17306732) Homepage Journal
    Actually, it could if you had recorded a 1-800 calling card number, a calling card number and pin and the number you wished to access.

    And you could actually record the tones of the coin drop from the remote end (it filtered out on the payphone end) by calling your friend and having a tape on the line. Then you just drop 2 or 3 bucks in various coins down the chute and when you're done you hit the coin return and get it all back. Of course, then they started cutting the transmitter part of the phone until you dropped at least one coin in, so you had to spend a minimum of a nickel.

    Oh, and you could modify a radio shack tone dialer to generate the tones with a 6.565mhz crystal, then you used the "*" on speed dial to represent a nickel. 2 * for a dime and 5 * for a quarter.

    I still have it around here somewhere. It doesn't work anymore, of course.

  • by Qzukk (229616) on Tuesday December 19, 2006 @09:20PM (#17308046) Journal
    The problem is that nested mode simply can't split between pages and maintain it's nesting. If I show the first 50 posts on page 1, and the 51'st post is a reply to the 50th post, then when I switch to page 2, if I start with post 51, the levels are all wacky, since it would appear to be the start of the thread. Pretty much the only way to fix this and maintain the logical flow of thought that nested view takes advantage of would be to repeat the entire thread hierarchy back to the start of the thread, with something to indicate that these posts are really on the previous page, along with the other 40 replies to those posts that you can't see on this page.

    Or to get rid of the 100 post/page limit (I've heard whining from other forum administrators about bandwidth, but it's BS: what takes more bandwidth, 1 page with 300 posts and a header and a footer, or 3 separate HTTP requests of 100 posts each, each with a header and footer?).

    I love nested view, it's the only reasonable way to read a forum and understand the flow of discussion, yet slashcode isn't alone in their broken implementation. Just about every piece of forum software out there treats it like their red-headed stepchild. Until something is done about it, I'll just end up in threaded mode for stories over 100 comments, even though I can only see one level of replies at a time.
  • by moosesocks (264553) on Tuesday December 19, 2006 @10:22PM (#17308430) Homepage
    Sorry, but even if we didn't hate Muslim extremists, they'd still hate us.


    Uhmm. I don't even know where to begin with this one.

    Iran's (democraticaly elected) hard-line government (which has only been in power for a couple of years) was dealt [bbc.co.uk] a pretty severe blow yesterday in --- democratic elections in which moderate conservatives took the majority.

    The US is also entirely responsible for the present government in Iran. Go read up on the 1979 revolution if you want the full gory details. The government we put in place was much, much worse than what's there now.

    Muslims don't hate America A select few highly-visible extremists do. That's what makes them extremists. Christian extremists (and there are a lot of them in the US) hate Muslims as well. One is currently serving as our president. Don't forget the other side of the story. As a Christian, I can safely say that I do not hold feelings of hatred twoard any religion, race, or culture, and can say that the majority of Christians feel the same way. Islam is no different, and in fact, the Qur'an and Sunnah actually build upon the teachings of tolerance set forth in the New Testament.

    Islamic political thought has taken a fairly sharp turn to a moderate/conservative ideology (in the traditional small-government sense of the word). As it currently stands, many Muslims are ready to accept/tolerate western values into their culture as a simple admission that 1/3 of the world's Muslims are not living under an Islamic government (and seem to be getting along just fine).

    So yes. There are Muslims that hate America, and there are Americans that hate Muslims. Deal with it, and do the best you can to reduce the hatred amongst your own people. Don't go making blanket statements about hundreds of millions of people. That's how wars start.

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