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There was a follow up tweet about this: The IP address equivalent of 555 phone numbers is actually well documented in RFC5737. e.g. 203.0.113.11 is TV safe. http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5737#section-3 Which links to Documentation Address Blocks The blocks 192.0.2.0/24 (TEST-NET-1), 198.51.100.0/24 (TEST-NET-2), and 203.0.113.0/24 ...


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It's a fictional OS, designed by Philip Shtoll: Not sure what the hacking dongle did exactly, but I guess it automatically accessed and downloaded certain files: (you can watch Philip Shtoll's work reel for the movie here)


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The fights in Real Steel are all computer animated, as it would be very costly to create and destroy the robots. In this clip you can see some of the filming to which they add the robots later. They do have the robots but there are just props. As for the technology, the different parts are all being developed but not yet ready to make fighting robots. Some ...


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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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It is most common to use addresses containing octets outside the possible range of 0 to 255 for a "555-1234"-esque IPv4 analog. While using valid-looking, "approved" ranges is OK, if an actor need say them aloud they might not be that great. Plus, from the TEST-NET's Andrew mentions, .0.'s aren't cool, and .100. could appear "too ideal". If users are at ...


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The theory of relativity, as we understand it today, would preclude faster-than-light travel altogether, and make near-light travel subject to time dilation, as you said, which makes for some very good science fiction, but really gets in the way of space opera, of fast ships travelling to and fro around the galaxy. To achieve that, various science fiction ...


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All the assumptions you have done are quite true in all the aspects. JARVIS stands for Just A Rather Very Intelligent System in the movie. So what can Jarvis do? In the movie we have seen him as a computer which acts as a Digital Assistant. Jarvis handles each and everything about the Tony Stark including his work, Writing Programs for his Suit, Handling ...


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Just to provide some more links (I'm not gonna try and match the other answer): Jarvis is shown to interact in conversation. This involves voice recognition and interpretation. Voice recognition is the conversion of sound to text/language and is actually easier than the interpretation part in which the AI has to really understand what you're saying. Siri is ...


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Can you throw a ball so that it goes 200kmh/h? Probably not. But, if you're being driven in a car that goes as fast as that and then throw a ball (ignore the air resistance -- they don't have that in space), The ball will have a speed of 200km/h plus whatever you give it. In essence, anything given a speed x will travel relatively (meaning compared to the ...


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According to this article from the Wall Street Journal called From Talkies to Texties, Sherlock is actually credited with this: The texting seen in "Disconnect" and other coming films adheres loosely to a convention credited to the BBC's "Sherlock," featuring a wired Sherlock Holmes in modern-day London, and more recently, Netflix's hit series "House of ...


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Yes, such an episode exists - Tikka to Ride. To summarise from the wiki page, Lister is distraught that all the Indian food supplies have been destroyed, including all the poppadoms. He wants to return in time and pick up another 500 curries, something the other crew members are against. As he isn't winning the argument, he waits until nighttime and swaps ...


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Well, you could use ones that are firewall-based, like 192.168.xxx.xxx or 10.1.x.x... those ones are fine because they are internal, and are based on router setups (it'd only connect people to a router on their own network). Or, assuming we are still talking IPv4 only (I have no idea what you'd do for IPv6 as I'm totally unfamiliar with its format, though ...


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Phasers are actually beams of nadion (a fictional type of artificially-created subatomic particle) particles, so they aren't necessarily bound by a light speed limitation. Faster-than-light particles (i.e. tachyons) are known to exist in Star Trek, so it's plausible that nadions or some specific type of nadion is capable of moving faster than light.


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While I understand you're looking for a more "grounded in real science answer", looking over the information available on the ship via Memory Alpha (the Star Trek wiki) simply states that because the ship was essentially created by Khan it featured technological advancements that weren't readily available at the time, including the ability to fire phasers ...


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There are a couple of things at work here ... first of all, in order for a starship to travel at Warp Speed, they must create a Subspace Bubble (I believe this is also called a Warp Bubble) which encompasses the ship and everything within it. According to Memory Alpha: A subspace bubble is an encompassing energy field which can be used to protect objects ...


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I think they actually design all or may be few of the software used in Dexter. For example according to Wiki the search engine used by Dexter can be found here: netrangler


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I cannot exactly recall the scene but I would bet it is one that they have pretty much made up for the film. You could probably knock one up similar based on linux if you had the skills and inclination. The hacking dongle would, most likely, do nothing for real. If you had a secure system it would not allow anything on the dongle to run without the admin ...


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OSX or, if you want to use something very similar that is compatible on more types of computers .... I would say Debian 6 or Mint LMDE .... When Rhodey's suit reboots it looks VERY much like Debian linux.



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