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"all religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. all these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom." albert einstein

emacs for losers



I was reading the first book of The Losers, where in issue/chapter 2 Jensen is stealing some information from a hard drive in an insurance firm office:



and suddenly I notice...



bash, emacs, and bsd!
I have to admit a had a little nerdgasm.

By the way, I totally recommend this book. Consistently fun over the top action within an interesting caper story.

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1
De: Baltic Fecha: 2012-05-17 11:14

Not *exactly* BSD. The font appears to be Monaco, so the terminal is probably based on actual output from Mac OS X's terminal app. Also, that's a Mac G3 case being opened.



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De: Baltic Fecha: 2012-05-17 11:19

Looking at it more closely, the case seems to be based more on the Power Mac G4 than G3.



3
De: klfd Fecha: 2012-05-17 12:40

I can't see emacs here anywhere either!



4
De: Heimy Fecha: 2012-05-17 12:58

I was about to say the same about emacs. The only reference is in the piece of commented code at the end of the page :P



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De: Luis de Bethencourt Fecha: 2012-05-17 13:14

Yes, the reference to emacs is in commented out code from the bash script. But they actually wrote emacs down, and comments, and a bash script.

My assumption about BSD is based on the Berkeley copyright.

I did notice the PowerMac G4, but the copyright in the bash script says 94 meanwhile that computer was launched in 99. The book is from 2003.

Still, maybe not perfect but somebody knew what he was doing when he placed that. Somebody that knew way more than usual in media/fiction.



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De: Foo Fecha: 2012-05-17 15:52

She's just looking at the daily crontab script. A set of maintenance shell commands that are intended to run daily. Specifically the commented out section is a cleanup code that removes a bunch of known temporary files, including some .emacs_* stuff which I assume is some intermediate emacs storage thing. Authors needed a generic "cool hacker" screenshot. Not as exciting as lisp code in serial experiment lain %)



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De: Luis de Bethencourt Fecha: 2012-05-17 16:06

http://1.asset.soup.io/asset/0184/7297_7891_500.jpeg

that is a screenshot from Serial Experiment Lain, as Foo mentioned.



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De: Foo Fecha: 2012-05-17 16:09

Mac os x uses bsd users pace (that is command line tools, structure, etc. come from bsd). The file is no longer there but few versions ago you still had /etc/daily (now the whole system of maintenance scripts has been replaced with apple's modernized equivalent) with the copyright comment from the times when the file was first written. The lineage is long and old, but everything points to her opening an existing file on one of the earlier os x machines.



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De: Baltic Fecha: 2012-05-17 20:59

I see your "Lisp in Serial Experiments Lain" and raise you one "Perl in The Matrix":

http://files.mehnle.net/do-you-always-look-at-it-heavily-encrypted.jpg

>;^}



10
De: Eitan Fecha: 2012-05-17 22:10

Don't they know that less is better than more?



11
De: JJ Fecha: 2013-03-11 19:02

Looks great...



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