The Fly (1986)



  • The whole thing could have been avoided:

    if (organisms > 1) return;



  • @chebrock said:

    The whole thing could have been avoided:

    if (organisms > 1) return;

    What, without any indication of failure?

    if (organisms > 1) throw up;
    


  • @chebrock said:

    The whole thing could have been avoided:

    if (organisms > 1) return;

    That's assuming that the transporter even maintained a count.



  • @chebrock said:

    The whole thing could have been avoided:

    if (organisms > 1) return;

    Actually, the code had that line, but it had a bug:

    if (organisms < 1) return;



  • @Spectre said:

    What, without any indication of failure?

    if (organisms > 1) throw up;

     

     We're avoiding catastrophic failure and you want error reporting? That's some thoroughness for you



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    That's assuming that the transporter even maintained a count.

    I watched it last night. The computer does indicate that there were both a primary and secondary life form present in the ill-fated teleportation so maybe:

    if (secondaryLifeForm) return;

    or

    if (lifeForms.length > 1) return;

      



  • @bstorer said:

    Actually, the code had that line, but it had a bug:

    if (organisms < 1) return;

     

    or

    if (organisms > l) return;

    I believe that would be legal in C but I'm not sure (it's a lowercase L) 



  • @chebrock said:

    I watched it last night. The computer does indicate that there were both a primary and secondary life form present in the ill-fated teleportation

    Damn.. shows how long it's been since I watched it.

    if (lifeForms.Length > 1)
    {
        // TODO: Confirm merged transportation with user
    }


  • Dr. Brundle's computer was clearly running MovieOS, which is notoriously prone to these sort of uncoded autonomous actions. He's lucky the computer didn't spontaneously become sentient on top of everything else.



  • @Zylon said:

    Dr. Brundle's computer was clearly running MovieOS, which is notoriously prone to these sort of uncoded autonomous actions. He's lucky the computer didn't spontaneously become sentient on top of everything else.
    I hate MovieOS!  That damned high-pitch noise it makes whenever anything is displayed on the screen drives me nuts.



  • @Zylon said:

    He's lucky the computer didn't spontaneously become sentient on top of everything else.

    It was working on it. Instead of teleporting them separately and assembling them as such, it decided it would be cool to merge the DNA and see what happens.



  • @bstorer said:

    I hate MovieOS!  That damned high-pitch noise it makes whenever anything is displayed on the screen drives me nuts.
    QFT. Although it has a shitload of features that nothing else has, so I'm always forced to use it.



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    It's teleporting and the CPU is only at 3%. That's some serious power. 



  • @chebrock said:

    It's teleporting and the CPU is only at 3%. That's some serious power.

    No it's not. It's only at the activated stage. It hasn't reached encoding.



    Edit: Another thought: Shouldn't it be decoding first (as in deconstructing) and encoding second?



  • @chebrock said:

    It's teleporting and the CPU is only at 3%. That's some serious power.
    I totally want that computer, mine bums out whenever I look at the Youtube 0.1 thread.



  • @Lingerance said:

    I totally want that computer, mine bums out whenever I look at the Youtube 0.1 thread.

    I'd like to know what kind of processor its using.  hell just give me the specs in general



  • @galgorah said:

    I'd like to know what kind of processor its using.  hell just give me the specs in general
     

    http://forums.thedailywtf.com/forums/t/8315.aspx?PageIndex=1



  • @galgorah said:

    I'd like to know what kind of processor its using.  hell just give me the specs in general
    The computer that bums out? 2.8Ghtz, single core 2GB RAM. It only bums out while it's trying to render that thread though.



  • @Lingerance said:

    The computer that bums out? 2.8Ghtz, single core 2GB RAM. It only bums out while it's trying to render that thread though.

    When I stumble into it, I press ALT+<-- really quick. Otherwise, mine would choke.



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    Another thought: Shouldn't it be decoding first (as in deconstructing) and encoding second?
     

    Maybe that was the problem all along. I guess I'll have a look at the manual for the 10-R-1580 and see if that's standard operating procedure.  

    btw, is there a name (there should be) for fake technological fluff like 10-R-1580 and SR262 144? Everytime I see a computer interface in a movie I always find myself chuckling a little.



  • @chebrock said:

    Everytime I see a computer interface in a movie I always find myself chuckling a little.

    You're not the only one. I think I annoy my wife every time I point out the flaws. I tend to do that about the continuity and scenery as well.



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    @Lingerance said:
    The computer that bums out? 2.8Ghtz, single core 2GB RAM. It only bums out while it's trying to render that thread though.

    When I stumble into it, I press ALT+<-- really quick. Otherwise, mine would choke.

    Both of you should get a real browser. FF3B5 FTW



  • Considering the millions of bacteria covering the average person, in theory he should have become merged-bacteria-man on the first teleport.

    Whilst I enjoy the movie, that technical hitch always bothered me.




  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Both of you should get a real browser. FF3B5 FTW
    I obviously didn't get the "real browser" version of FF3B5 when I updated, damn it I'm so angry I'm going to ask for a refund.



  • @Lingerance said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:
    Both of you should get a real browser. FF3B5 FTW
    I obviously didn't get the "real browser" version of FF3B5 when I updated, damn it I'm so angry I'm going to ask for a refund.
     

    You definitely should.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Both of you should get a real browser. FF3B5 FTW

    That only recently came out. Before then, Opera 9 beat Firefox 2 in performance benchmarks. That's why I switched to it from Firefox. Sure enough, it rendered quicker. However, I have seen that Firefox 3 smokes all of them in the tests. I'll wait until the "Beta" part is gone before I give it another go.



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:
    Both of you should get a real browser. FF3B5 FTW

    That only recently came out. Before then, Opera 9 beat Firefox 2 in performance benchmarks. That's why I switched to it from Firefox. Sure enough, it rendered quicker. However, I have seen that Firefox 3 smokes all of them in the tests. I'll wait until the "Beta" part is gone before I give it another go.

     

    I really don't care. It was just a joke.



  • @chebrock said:

    The whole thing could have been avoided:

    if (organisms > 1) return;

     

    Actually, the original program contained this line. But it was later changed to

    /* if (organisms > 1) return; */

    because the human body contains trillions of secondary organisms, just consider all those germs in the gut.



  • @ammoQ said:

    @chebrock said:

    The whole thing could have been avoided:

    if (organisms > 1) return;

     

    Actually, the original program contained this line. But it was later changed to

    /* if (organisms > 1) return; */

    because the human body cointains trillions of secondary organisms, just consider all those germs in the gut.

     

    More specifically, I generally read the ratio of 10:1 for nonhuman to human cells in the average body. that is, 10 "others" for each cell of you.

    Of course the whole thing is a WTF. The fly DNA is grossly outnumbered both in quantity and mass by the nonhuman parts of us. He should have turned into a giant bacterium.



  • @RayS said:

    because the human body cointains trillions of secondary organisms, just consider all those germs in the gut.

    I think there was an article in the NYTimes about the 10:1 ratio of non-human to human cells in the body. A human being is essentially a "super-organism" - like a colony.

    Anyway, if you had the hardware to read everything within a telepod and move it to another telepod, why not just do a straight copy? Maybe Brundlefly wasn't such a good programmer.

     



  • @chebrock said:

    Anyway, if you had the hardware to read everything within a telepod and move it to another telepod, why not just do a straight copy?

    That would be the most logical route, but then it wouldn't have made much for a movie. Star Trek has been using teleportation since its creation. You can see that it's a straight copy because they even maintain their original poses upon arrival. The one thing I've never been able to comprehend is how would you go about restoring the brain with all memories, etc, intact?



  • @chebrock said:

    @RayS said:

    because the human body cointains trillions of secondary organisms, just consider all those germs in the gut.

    I think there was an article in the NYTimes about the 10:1 ratio of non-human to human cells in the body. A human being is essentially a "super-organism" - like a colony.

    Anyway, if you had the hardware to read everything within a telepod and move it to another telepod, why not just do a straight copy? Maybe Brundlefly wasn't such a good programmer.

     

     

    Interesting. I didn't say that, the person I was replying to did, and your reply to my message-that-wasn't-my-message-anyway was essentially what I said. Not sure what that's about.

    As for the 2nd half... not only not a good programmer, but not a good businesman either. There are far more lucrative purposes for both the "scan every minute detail of an object to a molecular level instantly" and "create an entire functional object instantly exactly to a molecular level spec" technologies than mere teleportation.



  • @RayS said:

    There are far more lucrative purposes for both the "scan every minute detail of an object to a molecular level instantly" and "create an entire functional object instantly exactly to a molecular level spec" technologies than mere teleportation.

    I'm still waiting for a replicator. I want one more than a teleporter.



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    I'm still waiting for a replicator. I want one more than a teleporter.

    Same here. It would greatly simplify backups. Sadly, they will come with a huge tax to appease the RIAA.



  • @mister said:

    Sadly, they will come with a huge tax to appease the RIAA.

    That's one thing about technology -- any restrictions they place on it (copy counters, prevent copying of certain items, etc) would be circumvented by hackers, so the only alternative is a mega-tax.



    I just want one so I can order crazy stuff for dinner. I get tired of Hamburger Helper, spaghetti, etc. I don't care if it can't get the taste juuust right. If it's close enough, I'll take it.



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    I just want one so I can order crazy stuff for dinner. I get tired of Hamburger Helper, spaghetti, etc. I don't care if it can't get the taste juuust right. If it's close enough, I'll take it.
    They have these places called "restaurants", some of which serve food other than spaghetti and Hamburger Helper.



  • @bstorer said:

    They have these places called "restaurants", some of which serve food other than spaghetti and Hamburger Helper.

    With a 600%+ cost difference (not including tip) and the mileage to go with it. Also, I like watching a TV episode while eating. I'd rather not hear 20 conversations at once.



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    @bstorer said:
    They have these places called "restaurants", some of which serve food other than spaghetti and Hamburger Helper.

    With a 600%+ cost difference (not including tip) and the mileage to go with it.

    Solution: dine and dash.

    Also, I like watching a TV episode while eating. I'd rather not hear 20 conversations at once.
    Jeez, you're just full of problems!



  • @bstorer said:

    Solution: dine and dash.

    How mean.

    @bstorer said:

    Jeez, you're just full of problems!

    Absolutely! :-D



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    With a 600%+ cost difference (not including tip) and the mileage to go with it. Also, I like watching a TV episode while eating. I'd rather not hear 20 conversations at once.
     

    Cooking isn't that hard, just throw in a Noodle or two and Jam It!

    </obvious joke>

    Seriously, add "dinner at my place" to your skillset (assuming you're single of course, otherwise find someone else hehe) 



  • @dabean said:

    </obvious joke>

    It was a good one, though!

    @dabean said:

    Seriously, add "dinner at my place" to your skillset (assuming you're single of course, otherwise find someone else hehe)

    I've been married for 7 years and with her for 10, so yeah.. no house-hopping for me.



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    @dabean said:
    </obvious joke>

    It was a good one, though!

    @dabean said:

    Seriously, add "dinner at my place" to your skillset (assuming you're single of course, otherwise find someone else hehe)

    I've been married for 7 years and with her for 10, so yeah.. no house-hopping for me.

    Oh, then maybe you just need to upgrade your WifeOS.



  • @bstorer said:

    Oh, then maybe you just need to upgrade your WifeOS.

    I tried, but the installation kept failing.



  • @RayS said:

    Interesting. I didn't say that, the person I was replying to did, and your reply to my message-that-wasn't-my-message-anyway was essentially what I said. Not sure what that's about.
     

    Eh, just me manually editing the quote tags and messing it up. Sorry for the confusion.

     @RayS said:

    There are far more lucrative purposes

     Yes, and the "duplicate oneself" dream. You could work and pick up the dry cleaning at the same time.

     



  • @chebrock said:

    Yes, and the "duplicate oneself" dream. You could work and pick up the dry cleaning at the same time.

    And for those freaks out there: You could make out with yourself:



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  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    @bstorer said:
    Oh, then maybe you just need to upgrade your WifeOS.
    I tried, but the installation kept failing.

     

    Did it keep rebooting and throwing a bunch of unknown error codes along with some audible garbage ?



  • @pitchingchris said:

    Did it keep rebooting and throwing a bunch of unknown error codes along with some audible garbage ?

    Nah. It said something about an incompatible format.


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