Monthly Archives: February 2010

Zeroes and Ones

I just saw a teaser trailer for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
I don’t know anything about this movie, other than the fact that it involves a girl with a dragon tattoo, but at the end of the trailer, after the bit where they show you the illegible list of people involved in the film, it cuts to a prompt that says “wasp>”. An unseen typist types “run /ASPHYXIA.sys”. This causes some kind of Unixish kernel panic announcement (it mentions a Darwin kernel. I’ve never seen a Mac kernel panic in console mode, so I can’t say if it’s legit or not). This gives way to an NT-style Blue Screen of Death. Finally, the BSOD text disappears leaving only a blinking cursor on a blue background. The cursor beeps as it blinks.
It is 2010. Surely, someone in Hollywood has seen an actual computer at some point in their life by now. No?