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Desc:Numb3rs shows exactly how IRC works.
Category:Classic TV Clips, Science & Technology
Tags:IRC, Numb3rs, target audience too old to understand technology
Submitted:fermun
Date:11/11/09
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Udderdude
How IRC really works: http://idlerpg.net/
pastorofmuppets
I had forgotten about this show and figured it was just some youtube guy with a number in his handle.

"Decode the backdoor" is literally a string of random computer words like "iMac the battery" or "kilobyte the fax." It's the sort of thing I'd imagine you hear if you work at a computer repair shop in Boca Raton.
Frank Rizzo
quick!! I'll build a GUI!!!!!
Mad Struggle
Wait, did you send THE PACKETS?

memedumpster
There's a virus in my spooler!

Dicknuts
My dongle is Floppy!

Kumquatxop
Be careful not to defrag the heatsink!

HankFinch
What if we put our hardrive onto CD-ROM? That'll Firewall us and leave them open in real time.

Eaaasy money, let's GO

pastorofmuppets
The hacker's forwarding the interface, type faster!
Oh God, it was trap! We're in a collision domain! NOOOO [mushroom cloud]

ztc
Tighten up these graphics before we get goddamn route poisoning!

Syd Midnight
He's sending a spike! We can't disconnect the line! He's taken over the system!

oogaBooga
Quick, re-code the tulley toggle!

baleen
quick, hit escape before he touches the space bar!

Vicious
He's hacked into my backdoor!

sosage
Someone logged the channel! HIDE OUR BOATS!

PurpleXVI
Favourited, five-starred. I love you, TV.
mouser
Thank GOD they had time to take a screenshot.

The only rating I could give to another crappy TV show computer vulgarization would tank this otherwise perfect score.
CornOnTheCabre
yet again, the day is saved by Print Screen

AltMazter
Thank god indeed, he might /kban or even /kline if he hacked the server!

AltMazter
off course, a wrongly setup client would close the channel on exit...

GlennFinito
Numb3rs: Jewish math wizard performs math wizardry
StanleyPain
Oh geez QUICK YOU DRUG DEALERS, hide your important files on the last level of Prince of Persia!
Valvados
The math genius is played by the guy (David Krumholz) who was Wednesday Addams' crush of sorts in Addams Family Values. His friend the physics professor is played by the guy (Peter MacNiol) who was the musical-writing camp counselor who Wednesday and company ended up roasting on a spit over a fire.

THEY FIGHT CRIME!
pastorofmuppets
He was on Freaks and Geeks too, though not as a regular.

TeenerTot
How could you both neglect his dragon slaying skills?

pastorofmuppets
He has too many skills to mention. For instance, he has a centuries old hot chocolate recipe that he shares with North Pole visitors.

Caminante Nocturno
Think of it like hang gliders flying across the sky!

If two hang gliders meet in mid-air and trade packages, or "INSTANT MESSAGES" as hackers like to call them, there's no proof that it ever happened unless someone looks up!

By taking a picture of our screen, or "SCREENSHOT" as hackers like to call them, we are basically looking up at these two hackers as they toss packages at each other from hang gliders!

Trust me, this makes more sense if you know Leet Speak, or "LEET SPEAK" as hackers like to call them!
ztc
Luckily, I 'speak leet.'

j lzrd / swift idiot
I wanted to make the above comment.

Syd Midnight
I'm assuming the scriptwriters were too egotistical to ask a nearby computer geek for an IRC metaphor, so decided to create their own definition based upon skimming a wikipedia article.

simon666
Or the writers know all about IRC and or had a consultant, but made it goofy as an in-joke knowing their audience doesn't know the difference if someone feeds them dog shit or hamburger.

Also, points for running linux on the laptop.

pastorofmuppets
Writers? From the looks of it they just xerox the Jargon File and make the CG guys pick up the slack.

pastorofmuppets
I like how they use print screen as a stand-in for tracing a call in terms of last minute drama. Which makes me doubt if tracing a call is really that dramatic.
pastorofmuppets
great YT comment:

thankfully my irc client decodes from leet to proper english in real time. it uses more of the ram gigs but thats good. atleast thats what best buy geek squad told me when i paid them 0 to answer my question.
infinite zest
People still use IRC?
Nikon
sure, for trading large files anonymously.

Cube
EFNet is for file trading, IRCNet still exists for the original purpose: to crush the spirit and self-esteem of anyone who logs on.

Syd Midnight
Undernet for chat chat

oogaBooga
Hotline client!

pastorofmuppets
IRC is still very popular with programmers. It's weird but the more computer-oriented a person is they more likely they are to be found long-dead tech. It'd be like if race car drivers not only always drove sticks but started their cars with a crank.

pastorofmuppets
sigh, *found using, *driving stick

infinite zest
I used IRC for years, up until like 2001 or so. Then I just stopped.

CornOnTheCabre
i use IRC all the time.

I'd say it's still the best, most lightweight chatroom client you can use, which is kind of sad once you think about it.

fluffy
We use an in-house private IRC server at work as an alternative to discussing sensitive company things over AIM, because we're too lazy to set up a Jabber server. The managers all still use AIM anyway.

Smellvin
I only voted this up due to a surprise appearance from Dr. Joel Fleischman.
glendower
Because all computers make high-tech sounding noises whenever a window pops up.
citrusmirakel
So, IRC is a thing that hackers use when they don't want their conversation to be overheard. Let's listen in on their conversation.
Iron Xides
They didn't even bother to use a private channel. What a disgrace.

JimL2
Are you guys kidding? They didn't need a private channel, they were encoding their conversation in real-time. If that woman hadn't spoken 1337, they would have got off scot-free.

TeflonDoc
Look, you have to understand that #datass is not a big truck...
oogaBooga
It's not something you can just DUMP something on.

CrimsonHyperSloth
I love technologically unaware (or just apathetic to) plots in media. The strings of random text makes me laugh, like when George Carlin opened his shows stringing together the stupid slang and catch-phrases of the day.
Xiphias
chat cabal
THA SUGAH RAIN
Pirates trade illegal drugs over IRC?
Camonk
These dirty cops are just gonna use photoshop to put incriminating leet speak into the chat log.

I think they can do that.
thebaronsdoctor
Huh, that explains all those illegal drugs I keep getting whenever I go on IRC...
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