Sunday, May 9, 2010

Iron Man 2: Apache configuration files show up on Iron Man's HUD UI

Whenever they show Iron Man or War Machine's HUD user interface, you'll see at the very bottom it said:

<IfModule ____>

</IfModule>

Are we to believe that Tony Stark was adamant about Apache configuration file syntax? Just joking--the person who designed it from a movie was probably being creative, so he copy pasted some stuff from his Apache configuration file.

I don't want to spoil it for you but I felt like I had to talk about this: whenever someone non-technical tries to be technical. A perfect example of this was the Hammer Industries CEO. When Ivan "hacks" his encrypted software and the Hammer Industries CEO says, "Wow, you totally bypassed the firewall so fast". Wait a second. Firewalls essentially protect the system from outside attackers (emphasize outside trying to come in). So why would they even care if it was a terminal INSIDE the corporate infrastructure. Totally defeats the purpose of network security. 

Another terrible example of "code" showing up in movies is: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0218817/. This movie has HTML/CSS/Javascript in the introduction graphics! Also, if you think about the plot, they're using Javascript to communicate with a satellite-based interface. I think these guys are way too ahead of our times but when the day comes for raw Javascript to have the ability to control satellites--I'll be a very happy man.

If you haven't seen Iron Man 2, go watch it--it's a great entertaining movie. I watched it with my family for Mother's day.

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