There's also "Hollywood Terminal" https://www.tecmint.com/fake-hollywood-hacker-terminal/
To be fair, I can only tell when it's computer-related nonsense, but I absolutely cannot tell if (for example) medical dramas such as Grey's Anatomy are at all realistic, barring reasonable artistic licenses to make a scene more dramatic. The surgeons could be doing something as silly as "hacking the same keyboard" and I wouldn't know. The computer-related scenes in medical dramas are dumb enough that I suspect the medical stuff probably also is, but I can't tell.
A bit is suspension of disbelief when some inaccuracy is needed by the story (like the sandstorm in The Martian) is tolerable, but completely messing up innocuous stuff you should have hired a field specialist to help you (physics, astronomy, police, medical, anything) with is inexcusable with the kind of budget even a lowly Sharknado has.
Seriously: I love movies. I was torn between engineering and cinema in college. Let's join together to never again have a cringe worthy moment on TV (unless it's there for the comedy value).
On that note, I have no idea if this is true, but wouldn't be surprised: https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/f2i7t/ive_written_f...
I’ll leave these two links for everyone to play with.
+ai This option enables active icon support if that feature was compiled into xterm. This is equivalent to setting the vt100 resource activeIcon to "true".
Jurassic Park's infamous scene was actually UNIX though:
There was a Linux port too - but not used that in something like 10 years so no idea if it still compiles.
Here is a full treatment of the Martian screens/interfaces:
The author spent an incredible amount of time matching the fonts and animations to the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Unfortunately, he was too good at it, and got a nastygram from the people who own the rights to the film, so it's no longer available.
But I still have my download that I run on my machine, and it's very impressive in a very retro-cool way.
I worked with people a few years ago who had done the exact same thing, which felt a bit weird. Not on martian rovers or anything but on production systems for electrical networks.
Thank you for the link. :)
while i'm just using some of the system metric widges, some people go all in and reskin their complete desktop. unfortunatly windows only.
My Linux KDE desktop featuring Tron Legacy theme
You can also totally overdo the cool effects.
Studios keep pushing the UIs visually but we need to keep up with the ridiculousness
- Task manager, CPU cores etc works.
- Touchscreen keyboard works
- Yeah the globe is the location of your public IP plus socket connections (ie Get-NetTCPConnection / netstat)
- It's slow, and Ctrl C doesn't work. It's not going to replace Terminus (or ConEmu, if you haven't heard about Terminus) as your main terminal anytime soon. But it is fun.
Also confirming it works on MacOS, High Sierra.
It's so cheesy! I'm glad you didn't cut corners with the UI elements, all of it is accurate and functional.
Super cool. I will have to use it the next time a manager comes to my desk.
One could even imagine opening a website from the globe view.
Maybe just disable that on password fields? :3
Or do you have an idea how you would programmatically determine whether input was not echoed due to password, game, or just so that the app can do some pre-processing before displaying the glyph?
It may even be possible to write a hook into the Terminal client, so, e.g. when the user is asked for sudo permissions, it temporarily disables the glow on the keyboard.
I'm talking about basic solutions that may not cover all the angles, but can cover the most common points. But heck, it's open-sourced, so I know I could implement something like that myself if I wanted to, so I'll shut up. :P
Anytime I hear those sounds the movie is ruined for me.
Sorry, I just had to let it out.
toggle keyboard so it doesn't flash.
toggle to hide the keyboard.
toggle to retain original shell colors
Glad you finally wrapped up your project! Hope it was fun and informative.
More fleshed and could be a good alternative to the regular shells.
It's inspired by edex as well as Tron:Legacy but I wanted to keep it short.
New title is less relevant and needless meddling.
Works brilliantly on a single click install.
Kidding aside, it's fine but on older terminals (read: default terminal in ubuntu 16.04) they cause display issues, so they fit a bit better in the README.
Well, that gave me a stupid idea.
Maybe it's because young people use them a lot in messaging apps and older people are like "gah! young people and their picture messages! grmbl"?
And yet, I don't quite hate them - they can be useful. I just wish we had something better.
It makes communication MORE difficult and LESS clear.
Text communication is a direct conversion(translation) of speech. You don't say:
"left arrow-jump-levitate-smiley face"
You do however say:
"I'm jumping for joy"
But consider the other possible meanings:
"Gravity is lower over there. Wee. This is fun"
"Did you see jump back there? WooHoo!"
"In the past I would practice yoga and meditation. I liked it."
and i could go on.
Because say it with me:
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Which of those thousand words depends on the individual decoding/defining/interpreting the message.
If you find you are unable to convey a clear, concise, unambiguous message using text; you need to read more and perhaps go back to school.
Even if they manage to convey a meaning, like the other poster said, that meaning is emotional instead of factual.
Why would anyone ever wish to express emotions in a commit message, or even in a business communications tool like Slack, is beyond my comprehension.
For personal communication they can serve a purpose, but that's not the topic here.
Also another issue is that emojis are not as easily indexable/searchable.
So, no, I don't think the issue is that they don't work in this case.
HN definitely does have a knee-jerk hate for them, and if you spend enough time here you'll see that a lot of it really is just "gah, young people." It's the new hate on txt-speak.