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That Cap'n Crunch movie
 

offline RussellDust on 2017-01-09 21:34 [#02510201]
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Soon? Never? Our grandchildren will
see it? Any other thoughts?


 

offline SignedUpToLOL from London (United Kingdom) on 2017-01-09 21:40 [#02510203]
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I... don't know.


 

offline SignedUpToLOL from London (United Kingdom) on 2017-01-09 21:58 [#02510204]
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Couple of Nic Roeg films on iPlayer if you can "Hola" it
from there; Walkabout (Jenny Agutter in the nip) and The Man
Who Fell To Earth (David Bowie in the nip). What this Cap'n
Crunch fable can bring to the table I don't know (Cap'n
Crunch in the nip!?!???!)


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2017-01-09 22:06 [#02510205]
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all i know about capn crunch is that 2600hz whistle thing
from bluebox phreak days, what's the skinny on this guff
hobbesy?


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-01-09 22:10 [#02510206]
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tetris movie


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-01-09 22:11 [#02510207]
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blue boxing hasn't worked in forever
got a red box to work precisely once forever ago


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-01-09 22:13 [#02510208]
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phreaking is gone. it's all computers, now, and thus
collapsed into the waveform of hacking


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-01-09 22:14 [#02510209]
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ditto for free cable. your cable box has an ip address and
ip dox and you can't just cleverly slice off the coaxial
choke that blocks out the premium channels.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-01-09 22:16 [#02510210]
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i have only the vaguest idea how to steal satellite TV. it
involved some first-gen smartcard crypto thing. obviously,
people made counterfeit ones somehow. i only have the
vaguest idea. it's not worth stealing


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-01-09 22:17 [#02510211]
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steal satellite television
~~ OR ~~
view it on youtube over mcdonalds wifi on the free android
phone that came with your happy meal

hard.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-01-09 22:18 [#02510212]
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and those are my other thoughts.


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2017-01-09 22:50 [#02510213]
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forbs thots


 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2017-01-10 00:25 [#02510220]
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i knew you was going to say that


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-01-10 00:36 [#02510221]
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i didn't. i really didn't know i was going to say that

not until i got to "...hard." posted. then, i re-read the
initial post: oh! hah. let's end with that.

i closed the thread. then i sat there for a moment, stewing
on it: i did read that post before i wrote anything.
the original post was in me as soon as i opened the
thread... it could have been influencing the whole thing.
heck -- it definitely was... i just can't tell you how far
that influence carried. either it was a lucky grab i caught
at the last moment... OR it was there all along, and i did
not consciously notice it until the precise moment when it
became relevant to shitposting.

it's quite a machine in there


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-01-10 00:54 [#02510223]
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tetris movie was my first free-associative thought. it
arrived before i opened the thread, IIRC. i open the thread.
read the first post. skim the rest. i'm thinking about
belb's answer about a microsecond after i click reply. each
time i load up the thread again, close it, re-open to post
more shit, well, that initial post strobes into my eyes. i'm
not consciously reading it a second time, but on some level,
three or four posts in i probably am subconsciously aware
that these are "my other thoughts."

but also, it could just be from habit: once i peter out on
freeball association, i'll generally skim the thread to make
sure i didn't miss anything.

is it luck? habit? emergent complexity?

the answer is: yes


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-01-10 01:00 [#02510224]
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cereal the hacker (emmaluel goldstein in hackers) is someone
else. obviously... but, is this movie about the cereal or
the phone phreak? the peanut butter captain with the blue
hat or the man in the VW van with the illegal information
device?

i was just assuming it was about the actual cereal, the
cap'n crunch peanut butter cereal. i thought: heck, that's
even worse than a tetris movie.

now i'm wondering if i got it wrong and it's about phone
phreaks. i just sort of assumed belb was freeball
associating like i was


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-01-10 01:02 [#02510225]
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and those are my other thoughts about belb's other thoughts
about my other thoughts. next doomed question, please


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-01-10 01:03 [#02510226]
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i remember reading about all the gold boxes, blue boxes etc
when i was younger, i had no idea what they were on about
until i was older, by then everything had been digitised at
the phone exchange anyway


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-01-10 01:35 [#02510239]
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it was a crusty old public phone when a friend and i got it
to work with a microcassette recorder. the microcasstte
recorder was fumbly and hard to play into the phone -- it
had to be loud. too loud, though, and the tape player would
distort it. getting it to work once was one of those "shiit,
nah, it ain't working... let's just give it one more try"
sort of moments. then, boom, and we're so convinced it'll
ask for coins that there was a bit of brain fart when Shit
Finally Happened that we can barely get a word out when the
line connects

then i bought a radio shack tone dialer to modify with a new
timing crystal [there's probably an article about that in
2600 magazine!]. the modified tone-dialer had a rubber
gasket seal sized for a phone, and, yes, this is what we
need.

but that was it. the phones were fixed. even the tape player
never worked again. i kept the modified tone dialer as an
odd conversation piece for many years and eventually gave it
away to lewis, who lost it. probably for the best


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-01-10 01:46 [#02510240]
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COCOT-spotting is even worse than trainspotting on the
squarepusher scale of anorakism. whether or not red-boxing
would work depended on the type of pay phone and who ran the
phone lines. Customer-Owned, Coin-Operatated Telephones.

another acronym in the graveyard... along with PCMCIA
(People Can't Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms) and SCSI
and IDE


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-01-10 01:47 [#02510241]
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cereal will never become obsolete. unless you're ray
kurzweil


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-01-10 02:03 [#02510242]
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my freshman year of college, i was taking a moment away from
my classes on AI and psych to relax by learning app
development on my sharp zaurus 5600, which was somewhere
between a palm-pilot and an open-source linux pda. my
roommate, i think, was getting drunk.

i got "hello world" compiled on my desktop system and the
binary ran properly on the zaurus. now what? hmm... oh, yes,
let's make a red box app!

i knew it would never work. i knew red-boxing hadn't worked
in years. that wasn't the point.

i wrote it. i got the beeps i fondly remembered out of my
zaurus. i shut it off. i shut my computer off. i got drunk


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2017-01-10 02:05 [#02510243]
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i think i'm going to shut my computer off.


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-01-10 05:09 [#02510244]
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yes sorry i did before i saw your replies, i woke up again
now


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-01-10 05:10 [#02510245]
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ray kurzweil will die of vitamin poisoning


 

offline RussellDust on 2017-01-10 13:37 [#02510246]
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Hah! Great thread, considering.

I was just, you know, they make films from rides, from video
games, from comics, so why not 'cereal heroes?

SUTL, i player doesn't work in my country of residence.
Recorded the man who fell to earth though the other day.



 

offline RussellDust on 2017-01-10 13:39 [#02510247]
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Tetris the movie: produced and directed by Michael Bay.

Rapist cunt.


 

offline SignedUpToLOL from London (United Kingdom) on 2017-01-10 13:56 [#02510248]
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I can imagine "Burger King: The Movie", a bit like Game of
Thrones (I've never watched Game of Thrones). The Man Who
Would Be.. Burger... King.


 

offline SignedUpToLOL from London (United Kingdom) on 2017-01-10 14:00 [#02510249]
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It's a pity that Tetris will only be a trilogy. Hopefully
they'll spread the last one over two films, so it'll be 4
Tetris films. Maybe it'll be like The Cube crossed with...
crossed with... crossed wiiiiiiiiitthhh... .I've gone
blank here. Crossed with ...nothing, maybe it will be truly
original.


 

offline SignedUpToLOL from London (United Kingdom) on 2017-01-10 14:02 [#02510250]
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I use the "hola" extension in Chrome to watch iPlayer from
abroad (currently abroad). Last night I watched the "Inside
No.9" Christmas special... I wish they'd kept it to the
70s/80s TV drama-style without breaking the 4th wall, it was
otherwise so well done (that isn't a spoiler, by the way,
just preparing you for that development)


 

offline RussellDust on 2017-01-10 23:27 [#02510254]
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Although at times hit and miss, some of the episodes are
superb.

The 12 days of Christine made me cry like a baby. That Tom
and Gerry one was great too.

I hope you're well, me old celebrity death voyant!


 


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