2010 is such an underappreciated movie. I mean it's terrible but it's wonderful. It's like the most vaporwave SF movie ever. Tanned Roy Scheider on the beach with an apple IIc and Omni magazine, dolphins, vector graphics, shrieking klaxons, digital watches, FM synth soundtrack, overalls, humorless sweaty Russian scientists at glowing red control panels, Dana Elcar with a fake Russian accent, Bob Balaban having concerned paternal conversations with AIs, John Lithgow having a panic attack. Yes.
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Imagine software developers having a union that ensures they don't move across the country and then get laid off on a whim or whatever nasty stuff we always hear about
And imagine they have a professional institution with an enforced code of ethics that prevents them from making registries of minorities or logging personal data or putting DRM in books or whatever
Like, imagine if that industry finally grew the fuck up
Ok but wasn't WOPR supposedly playing global thermonuclear war against itself 24/7/365 already? If it only takes it a minute of self play to realize it's not winnable what was it doing all those previous years? #wearenameless
Go Alpha Zero Go #wearenameless
General Beringer is based on General Hartinger, the real life commander of Cheyenne Mountain at the time. He approved of the message of the movie; with regard to the idea of machines taking over, he told Lasker 'God damn, you're right! I sleep well at night knowing I'm in charge.’
Ok it's 2019 and LTE is a thing so I'm streaming the movie to my phone may dial up hackers of 1983 have mercy on me #wearenameless
Oh God I'm Falken's retirement/death age now. #wearenameless
Screenwriters Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes befriended several hackers while researching WarGames.
They would later write Sneakers together... @SetecAstrononomy
Missing wargames but I know the script backwards so I'm there with you all in spirit #wearenameless
WeAreNameless is a monthly community project on the Fediverse where Hackers and their friends watch old sci-fi cyberpunk movies.
This month's movie is WarGames and we'll watch it together on Saturday, 23 of February, at 21:30 UTC (AKA 9.30 PM UTC). Get ready for eeeeet!
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