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Yes, it is absoluely a real Unix system, it was a Silicon Graphics workstation (using IRIX, the SGI System V based Unix) running a three dimensional file system browser. Silicon Graphics were early developers of hardware acceleration for 3D graphics, so it makes complete sense that even in 1993 they had Unix workstations capable of a 3D file system viewer. ...


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The application is fsn (pronounced Fusion). There's more information available on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fsn and there's an open-source clone available called FSV: http://fsv.sourceforge.net/


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I recently watched this and thought exactly the same thing. Looking into it a bit it seems the scene showing veloceraptors boarding the boat was scraped. Which makes sense - that whole last 30 minutes seemed out of place! This from The Lost World: Jurrasic Park's IMDB page: The script called for a scene where the Velociraptors got on board the Venture ...


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Yes, it all looks like real code. The window on the left looks like Object Pascal code for Classic Mac OS judging by: the := assignment syntax. The NEDRYLAND :MPW:Examples: (cut off) window title. MPW is Macintosh Programmer's Workshop (a Classic Mac OS development environment), the font is Chicago (the default Classic Mac OS font) and the colon-delimited ...


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In a word, No. According to this Natural History Museum fact file, Professor Jeremy Austin describes the possibility of recovering a sufficient quantity of usable DNA to recreate a dinosaur as being essentially zero. NHM: Do you think it likely that scientists will ever be able to extract enough DNA from fossilized remains to reconstruct the complete ...


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  That's a picture of J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the fathers of the atomic bomb (Manhattan Project). Notice the left post-it note? It shows a mushroom cloud and the word "BOOM".       [Source]


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Right after Hammond wonders why Nedry would turn off the fences it cuts to this scene: [Source] According to the script the latter sign says: DANGER! ELECTRIFIED FENCE! This Door Cannot Be Opened When Fence is Armed!


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I think the question is whether an autonomous car technology exists. The answer is yes.The movie displays electronics that depended on communication on a short range of 1-2 ft. The current vision is to include communications to drive cars from 'such techniques as laser, radar, lidar, GPS and computer vision.'People have been talking about autonomous cars and ...


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I think this is a plot hole of the movie. We really don't know what happened aboard the ship, except that the T-Rex was tranqualized and then counteracted.There were 2 T-Rexes, but as told to Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), the infant T-Rex was brought back on the plane. This person was obviously there for the loading of the T-Rex on the boat, witness to the ...


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Joseph was going for the role of Rufio. Dante eventually took the role around the age of 16. This will put Joseph at 7 or 8. Based on the role Rufio has to play in Hook, leadership of the Lost Boys, it's a fair call. He just was too young. Dante played Rufio well especially in the fight scenes. Seeing that the casting for Jurassic Park would have happened ...


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In the original novel, Alan Grant make a big issue about how insanely irresponsible and dangerous it was to introduce dinosaurs back into the world. John Hammond dismissed his concerns, saying the dinosaurs couldn't escape from the island, couldn't breed, and couldn't even survive without a special diet fortified with amino acids. So when it was revealed ...


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This looks like Delphi (or a pascal derivative) because of the semi colons at the end of the lines and also the := assignment operator. Delphi is also a RAD language which would be good for building out their screens. Edit: Based on the related question of the system running unix, Delphi can be done on *nix Note: Object Pascal (Delphi) is generally not ...


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It is one instance that explains everything that happens throughout the movie. From the dinosaurs escaping to the dinosaurs breeding, much of the events that happen throughout Jurassic Park are meant to prove Dr. Malcolm right when he said "life finds a way." In this specific example, the Jurassic Park scientists are "spared no expense" and years of ...


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Well I never wondered about this. There has been quite a chaos (with them falling through the ceiling into these skeletons) immediately before it, under which an approaching T-Rex could really get lost. So I would indeed attribute this to the distraction created by the velociraptors and the overall chaos of this scene (both for the audience and the ...


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T. rex had strong forelimbs, and while they were likely evolved to deal with struggling prey larger than human, once the tyrannosaur got hungry enough "life found a way." At least one person had to go up to the wheelhouse to control the ship, and the dinosaur presumably killed the crew one by one as they emerged from below decks.


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Still it wasn't his goal to avoid any disaster, rather on the contrary. In the end Dennis Nedry was hired by a competiting organization/company for industrial espionage, to steal the embryos. So producing some disaster by turning off the fences could on the one hand help him escape unnoticed or at least unbothered. And on the other hand sabotaging the park ...


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Its achieved by Animatronic robot. Click here for full details with picture, to know how it is achieved. Few more picture of Dilophosaurus's making are present here.


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Given Phil Tippett's background in animation, he appears to have been given a lead technical/animator role, supervising how the CGI dinosaurs looked/moved. Interestingly, the wikipedia makes mention of this very meme...


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This was explained in the novel and was planned to be explained in the film, but the scene was cut for time. Here's a summary from /Film Trivia: Why Was the Triceratops Sick in ‘Jurassic Park’? In the film we learn that the Triceratops is getting sick every six weeks or so. Dr. Ellie Sattler first believes the culprit may be the West Indian Lilac berries ...


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The following information is based on a book i read a few years ago, which i'm pretty sure is The Science of Jurassic Park and the Lost World, Or, How to Build a Dinosaur by Rob DeSalle and David Lindley. Recovering dinosaur DNA from mosquitoes trapped in amber would be practically impossible. First of all, there's a good chance that whatever the mosquito ...


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If I remember correctly from the novel the computer system managing the park were designed to count the number of animals of each type in the park, and to report if that number ever dropped unexpectedly (presumably denoting an escape). At one point in the novel I believe Dr. Malcolm asks them to run a scan for more animals than expected rather than less. ...


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The exact diologue is to my knowledge nowhere to be found in any of the movies. But I think in a quite changed form it is still there in the book's adaptation. In the scene in Jurassic Park where they all are dining after their first welcome to the facility and after visiting the labs, Dr. Ian Malcolm says something pretty much to the same effect: ...


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To figure out the cost of creating a dinosaur, you can extrapolate from real life. Good sir, we live in the future! Bio Arts, is one of a handful of companies that clones people's dogs. They charge a mere $150,000 to clone a dog. However, that process is much simpler than cloning an extinct animal. Any human IVF treatment has about a 34% rate of success, so ...


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The following is simply my opinion. I think that the main point here is to show that even if Hammond & C. keep saying that everything is under control, nothing actually is, and the reserchers did not think about all the problems that might arise bringing dinosaurs back on earth in a new (for them) ecosystem.



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