[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge, Metalab and Jake Appelbaum on a TV Series

John Shutt john.d.shutt at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 00:20:19 UTC 2015


But you know what *is* entertaining? Reading up on the charlatan the show is based off of, who claims to have the fourth-highest IQ in the world and to have personally caught the Boston Marathon bombers through facial recognition.

http://www.fastcocreate.com/3036897/hackers-vs-scorpion-walter-obrien-responds-to-scrutiny-of-real-life-claims-fueling-tvs-scorp <http://www.fastcocreate.com/3036897/hackers-vs-scorpion-walter-obrien-responds-to-scrutiny-of-real-life-claims-fueling-tvs-scorp>

John
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 1:00 PM, Rrr Mmmm <veryprofessionalguy at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> It's nice to see shout outs and support from media, but in this case it seems more like they're trying to piggyback off of the names that the cool things that were built by the amazing ppl behind these organizations (and twitter handles). 
> 
> I'm scared to watch and find out if the crack team, 'scorpion' was assembled for the purpose of rifling through our emails in a desperate attempt to save merica from the unrelenting threat of freedom hatred (lol). 
> 
> I miss the IT crowd (comedy), they featured some nix and community related references in the bg, with a more congruent subject matter for the plot I presume.
> 
> On Dec 13, 2015 7:53 AM, "Felipe Sanches" <juca at members.fsf.org <mailto:juca at members.fsf.org>> wrote:
> Anyway... I'm giving up on this TV series. I could not stand watching even the first 3 minutes of it. It is terrible ! :-P
> As a reference for a good computer-related series, "Halt and Catch Fire" was pretty awesome :-)
> 
> On Sun, Dec 13, 2015 at 1:44 PM, Felipe Sanches <juca at members.fsf.org <mailto:juca at members.fsf.org>> wrote:
> I just noticed that some familiar hacker-related names appear in a TV Series called Scorpion.
> 
> On episode 1, season 1, at 2 minutes and 33 seconds, you can see a closeup of a computer screen where there's a text file containing a few words among which I could recognize:
> 
> ccc
> crashspace
> EFF
> FSF
> ioerror-Jake
> metalab
> noisebridge
> nullspace
> tor
> 
> I could not recognize the other words. Attached is a screenshot.
> 
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