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Old August 4 2013, 04:30 AM   #76
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Re: Finding goofs in your tv shows...

Computer 'hacking' - NCIS is the worst. Routinely hacking the Pentagon, hammering away at keyboards like they've done something wrong - one episode the bad guy was hacking Abby's computer, Gibbs responded by destroying her monitor which somehow stopped the hack.
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Old August 4 2013, 05:13 AM   #77
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one episode the bad guy was hacking Abby's computer, Gibbs responded by destroying her monitor which somehow stopped the hack.
Now THAT is funny!
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Old August 4 2013, 06:21 AM   #78
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Computer 'hacking' - NCIS is the worst. Routinely hacking the Pentagon, hammering away at keyboards like they've done something wrong - one episode the bad guy was hacking Abby's computer, Gibbs responded by destroying her monitor which somehow stopped the hack.
Ahem.
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Old August 4 2013, 06:25 AM   #79
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From what I understand, circumstantial evidence strengthens hard evidence but is not in and of itself enough for a conviction (Unless you happen to have a high enough melanin content in your skin).

The presentation of offices in fiction can sometimes get Dilberty cartoonish. In the long run most offices really only care about whether the end result generates profit, and whether they can convince their shareholders of that along the way. Places like Dunder Mifflin wouldn't last a full nine years.
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Old August 4 2013, 06:25 AM   #80
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Re: Finding goofs in your tv shows...

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Prosecutors HATE CSI, I'm told. Jurors believe that everything really is that cut and dried, that circumstantial evidence isn't valid, that things must be proved beyond a shadow of a doubt instead of reasonable doubt.
I wonder how they feel about L&O.

And if they hate CSI so much because of this, they must really hate Perry Mason. The prosecutor on that show (Hamilton Burger) is so incompetent that he never won a case!
Not necessarily. He just never won a case against Perry Mason. He may have been undefeated against other defense attorneys.
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Old August 4 2013, 01:50 PM   #81
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Computer 'hacking' - NCIS is the worst. Routinely hacking the Pentagon, hammering away at keyboards like they've done something wrong - one episode the bad guy was hacking Abby's computer, Gibbs responded by destroying her monitor which somehow stopped the hack.
Ahem.
Nope, I remember that, but this was another episode. It might not have been Abby's computer, but another computer that needed to be stopped for another reason. It was more recent in the show than that vid.
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Old August 4 2013, 02:38 PM   #82
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Reminds me of the X-Files ep where some scientists were trying to improve the speed and efficiency of a wind tunnel, while it was running - by typing furiously on a keyboard. I wondered what the hell they were typing. "GO FASTER [RETURN] BE MORE EFFICIENT [RETURN] GO FASTER [RETURN] BE MORE..."?
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Old August 4 2013, 07:30 PM   #83
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Computer 'hacking' - NCIS is the worst. Routinely hacking the Pentagon, hammering away at keyboards like they've done something wrong - one episode the bad guy was hacking Abby's computer, Gibbs responded by destroying her monitor which somehow stopped the hack.
Ahem.
Nope, I remember that, but this was another episode. It might not have been Abby's computer, but another computer that needed to be stopped for another reason. It was more recent in the show than that vid.
Yeah, but at least Gibbs as a character was written to be unsavy enough towards technology to think it would work. Abby and McGee in my posted clip should have known better.
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Old August 4 2013, 09:18 PM   #84
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Re: Finding goofs in your tv shows...

Just reading this list of new Netflix releases and found this one:

‘Stargate’ (1994) — Starring James Spader and Kurt Russell. When a girl attending a Christian high school becomes pregnant, she finds herself ostracized and demonized, as all of her former friends turn on her.
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Old August 4 2013, 09:31 PM   #85
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Just reading this list of new Netflix releases and found this one:

‘Stargate’ (1994) — Starring James Spader and Kurt Russell. When a girl attending a Christian high school becomes pregnant, she finds herself ostracized and demonized, as all of her former friends turn on her.
Boy, did they ever get the wrong synopsis!

I wonder which movie that actually describes. Sounds like a Lifetime made-for-cable flick.
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Old August 4 2013, 09:54 PM   #86
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It was the description for "Saved!" with Mandy Moore.
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Old August 5 2013, 01:40 AM   #87
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Prosecutors HATE CSI, I'm told. Jurors believe that everything really is that cut and dried, that circumstantial evidence isn't valid, that things must be proved beyond a shadow of a doubt instead of reasonable doubt.
I wonder how they feel about L&O.

And if they hate CSI so much because of this, they must really hate Perry Mason. The prosecutor on that show (Hamilton Burger) is so incompetent that he never won a case!
Not necessarily. He just never won a case against Perry Mason. He may have been undefeated against other defense attorneys.

Juror instructions routinely include words to the effect: this is not a tv show, you will not see a witness suddenly confess to committing the crime, evidence is rarely 100% clear, etc.

I had a criminal court judge as a prof for criminal law/criminal procedure. He ran into jurors who didn't understand that, a lot. Such a gentle man! When he said "hell" in class, I piped up, "you cussed." People said he had done that--no, he hadn't. He handles the whole portion on rape sensitively, too. But he wasn't up on even a square's understanding of basic slang--him trying to understand "he wanted some sumpin' sumpin'" was hilarious.
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Old August 5 2013, 05:49 PM   #88
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The one and only time I served on a criminal jury I was frustrated by the way some of my fellow jurors wanted to play amateur detective and "solve" the crime themselves. I had to keep reminding them that we could only deal with the evidence and arguments that had been presented to us, not invent our own theories and explanations . . . .

"Hey, maybe it was case of mistaken identity and the cops nabbed the wrong guy, who just happened to look like the real perp?"

"Um, that's a fascinating theory, but given that neither the defendant or his attorney offered that defense, I don't think we can consider it . . . ."
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Old August 5 2013, 06:02 PM   #89
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I served as a Juror, before CSI started. But It shouldn't be that a hard to grasp.

The role of the Jury in the criminal process is to weigh-up the evidence that is provided by the defense and prosecution and render a verdict based on what they have seen and heard in court.
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Old August 6 2013, 05:06 PM   #90
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Yeah, but people are stupid and think they're detectives, as Greg Cox said. Or they think things must be proved "beyond a shadow of a doubt" when anyone with brains, imagination, and an understanding of the freakiness of reality can usually come up with a far-fetched possibility raising a shadow of a doubt.

I got kicked off a jury 20 years ago for saying I was concerned about the other jurors. When the judge asked if I thought the other jurors might be stupid, I answered, "For all I know, they could all be smart as Einstein. I don't want to take the chance." Now THAT will get you off a jury panel. Feel free to use it.

Have I mentioned I used to have a HUGE problem with a lack of mental filtering of my thoughts? Now reduced in size. Just a problem.
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