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CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

This is a Good Show, but has a Bad Thread. Seriously, I've read through the first 13 pages and it's just so terrible. I just finished the finale last night, so I'll catch up soon and can't wait to discuss it with you guys! I was very satisfied with the season overall.

E: Ha, the thread gets a lot better on page 14.

CloFan fucked around with this message at 18:11 on Sep 14, 2015

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CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

Fiendish Dr. Wu posted:

So our security guy does this, although it just quietly sends him an email in the background so he can do what he needs to do (break kneecaps, etc)

Yeah, this is very much a real social engineering tactic. Granted, you usually don't drop 20 of them in the parking lot because that breeds suspicion, but it's a common vector of attack. I used to work InfoSec at a bank and we did exactly this as part of annual penetration testing.

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

Holyshoot posted:


So do employees who gently caress up and insert the usb key get fired?

Like Dr. Wu said, no, but it means remedial training and a bullet point on a report to improve before the next audit.

I finally caught up on the thread, and can't believe no one has mentioned since the finale that in Elliot's withdrawal dream, Tyrell was holding a key. Encryption key? I'm hoping the series does t go that way, and I don't think it will. The repercussions of fsociey's actions have to be real and not undone by the key, but I think it will come into play in one way or another.

I don't know what to make out of the conversation between Elliot and Tyrell's wife. I don't think Tyrell even wants back in at E corp, I think he allowed Elliot to proceed and possibly even filmed the video that Elliot focused on in the final episode. I don't know where he could be, but I don't think he's dead and I think him and Elliot are allies now.

I need to rewatch the season.

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

Huh. I completely forgot/missed the other key references in the sequence. I didn't find a vid of it during a cursory Google before posting that, so I didn't reanalyze.

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

enraged_camel posted:

But it was clearly written as a plot twist (in fact, THE twist of the season), so it completely fell flat.

No, it wasn't? Sorry you're bad at watching TV.

Literally on page 2:

DivisionPost posted:

I love that the show not only seems to anticipate that the viewer's reaction will be "Oh, he's going Tyler Durden," but pretty much responds by saying "Yeah, what if he is?"

They're not trying to snow you in some effort to build to a "shocking" "reveal". It's got enough swagger to let you make up your own mind, and enough confidence to think you'll be invested either way. And it earns every last ounce.

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

What were the references? I didn't catch them

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

Man, it was telegraphed pretty heavily. Sure, there were scenes for misdiretion and to add doubt, but I really don't think it was meant to be a 'big twist'. It wasn't even played that way when it was revealed, it was more an an affirmation for the viewer.

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

^^^ well said.

fullroundaction posted:

I actually really like that the finale didn't make an effort to show the scope of the fallout of the hack. It would have been too much with everything else going on, and they maintained the dizzyness of the situation by focusing tightly on Elliot's daze.

Pretty cool artistic choice. It must have been tempting to go completely in the opposite direction for the last episode of the season, eg literally the ending to Fight Club.

Agreed. Unrelated, did you ever film a marble beerboyz finale?

CloFan fucked around with this message at 03:14 on Sep 30, 2015

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

Is this what you were talking about?

DaveKap posted:

Yeah, I am constantly noticing the amazing camera work on this show. Just check out the Tyrell v Scott scene. Scott's sitting down most of the time while BatemanTyrell tries to talk down to him but the entire time, Scott has a command over the area of the frame.

And although Tyrell starts off with about a quarter of the frame, as soon as Scott admits he knows that Tyrell wanted CTO, Tyrell shrinks to the left of the frame.

Tyrell begins to walk away but Scott pulls out the coup de grāce that he knows about Tyrell sneaking into the bathroom.

He's immediately shrunk down into a tiny, fearful man. His plans failed, he's an embarrassment, and Scott will keep him in the shitter for his stupid stunts. Tyrell's the bad guy of the show yet this frame still makes you feel sorry for him.

Also note the changes in depth of field, I can't get enough of how well done this cinematography is! I look forward to the Every Frame a Painting video that will inevitably go over the first season of this show.

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

I work professional IT, and I can't tell you how refreshing it was to hear accurate terms in correct places during dialog. That and, you know, real-life vulnerability scenarios. Except for Angela not knowing what a rootkit is, :cmon:

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

I like that the show can make you question things like this. Personally, I don't think E=T but you're right, there's something more to their relationship (and maybe Joanna's?) than we've been told so far.

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

I was wondering if that was actually him, or a good voice impersonator.

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

Max posted:

I want to dig it up because it was an amazing goon project. Someone extracted almost every individual word from Obama's autobiography and turned it into a creation myth. You can get people to say anything with enough vocal examples.

It was this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Any38uNUelM

Holy poo poo. This, combined with this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohmajJTcpNk)... just imagine the implications

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

I love this show. I finally watched E1-2 yesterday, and caught 3 tonight. Looking forward to the rest of the season, great episodes so far. I was on board for the asylum theory last night, but I don't think E3 added to that theory much besides maybe chess, which you could see being played there (but also everywhere else). That's the closest Elliot's been to a computer in a month, I guess. The religion meltdown was great, but the best part was the beginning:

"Elliot, would you like to share?"

"Nah man... my system's hung."

E: oh hey look

http://i.imgur.com/QcyDLoX.gifv

http://i.imgur.com/rsZTWHj.gifv

CloFan fucked around with this message at 03:05 on Jul 22, 2016

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

DaveKap posted:

While we're at it, FYI, the IRC server Elliot goes into doesn't exist. :(

Well, gently caress. Finally got to watch the episode and was really hoping this was a thing

Otherwise intro was great, timelord-crossdresser is interesting, lotta fucks in this episode (all bleeped, bar Cunty), and I can't wait to see where the next episodes go!

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

Finally caught up, that was a great episode! I'm a fan of the slow-burn. You don't have to have a ton of action and plot development in every episode to have a good show.

I did want to point out that the 'rubber ducky' that the one hacker gave angela is a real exploit. He says it kinda fast but I love that the writers get things like this right-- Mimikatz Exploit on Github. Between that and them using Signal to communicate, this show has not lost it's real-tech edge. Besides them not using a script for Angela, but w/e

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

There was a line between Price and [someone] about how he was thinking of pushing E-Coin if the bailout didn't happen. That's one of the most interesting aspects for me, to see E-Corp push their own currency as a means of economic recovery. But, there's already a sign at the deli that says they accept E-Coin, so maybe it's already in play?

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

GutBomb posted:

...who brought their laptop along in a bag.

Also a UPS, lol

edit: I signed up on that whoismrrobot site that was linked a few pages ago. Today, they sent out an email linking to this:

https://www.whoismrrobot.com/endgame/

CloFan fucked around with this message at 02:19 on Aug 16, 2016

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

Paradox Personified posted:

drat those were fun. How'd you feel about it?

I didn't get past the first level before leaving work :saddowns: Ended up poking through the code before figuring out the third chapter, whoops

There's some cool art in that, too:

https://www.whoismrrobot.com/endgame/assets/f1f7ecc876a2dc91c46734ac1157e9a3.png

https://www.whoismrrobot.com/endgame/assets/06d48e84ca96a97cbc549ee9277e381c.png

Also,

John Big Booty posted:

Sorry, everyone on that train.

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

JazzFlight posted:

It works with Elliot because we're seeing through his unreliable mind (at this point in the series, he can talk with Mr. Robot and people won't hear him),

I don't think this is true. Didn't Ray and the guard exchange a look when Elliot talked to Robot when he sat down? I think E just don't give a gently caress anymore, since Ray already knew he had problems

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

PS, you guys should be watching Fargo

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

Time to go find an Easter Egg in Kernel Panic:
http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2016/08/mr-robots-hacking-guru-is-happy-to-leave-us-breadcrumbs-across-the-internet/

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

Accretionist posted:

It'll be hilarious if Elliot ends up being the second personality. A compartment to get all that guilt and conscience out of the way.

:aaaaa:

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

Could any of you geniuses make this into a sub-100k gif for an avatar? Try as I might, I could only get it to about half this size, I think it's too long :(

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

Highblood posted:



:v:

It looks even better.

e:




I like the last one

Stuck with your original one due walk/skip speed... thanks so much, I love it!

Now to gtfo of this thread until I watch the ep..

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

That episode was fantastic! Great pacing and cinematography, and music selection.

Cisco's head is gone, and you can totally see a ketchup bottle exploding on the table in that zoomed gif. Darlene is probably alive, potentially with a couple bullet wounds though.

How did the DA assassins know where Cisco was? And how dumb is Dom's supervisor, god drat. Unless he meant to do that :tinfoil:

That Dora the Explorer scene really reminded me of the VR clip they did. Also, I need to look up a screenshot of those wifi networks, I bet there's jokes

CloFan fucked around with this message at 01:14 on Sep 9, 2016

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

Finally buying the game. I only purchase apps once in a blue moon, might as well support something I enjoy, right?

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004


:perfect:

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

Didn't Elliot explicitly say in early S1 that he had a thing for Angela? He had a daydream about it in the psyche's office I think, or maybe at that dinner thing at Gideon's.

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

Skizzzer posted:


goddammit you guys are making some of these theories believable

Exactly my thoughts. What's more, is I think I'm okay with the show going in those directions

Last night's episode was a bit of a mindfuck. I loved the Elliot/Mr. Robot role reversal segment, as well as Angela's :wtf: room. Disappointed in no answers, but poo poo, hasn't the show already been renewed for the next season? I guess we'll get our answers in time.

This thread is one of the best things about the show. Shine on, you crazy diamonds and keep crossposting interesting things from Reddit, feel free to take credit for them

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

And also renewed questions of if this Tyrell is in Elliott's head.

Maybe that's why his accent isn't as thick :tinfoil:

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

Maybe I'm mistaken, but I could have sworn there was a throwaway line about the city not paying employees, and the power workers striking. I could be mixing this up with another show though


Also, Darlene isn't dead, come on

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

sticklefifer posted:

Should've had Christian Slater accept the award on his behalf, while Rami Malek just stared at him confused.

oh my god that would have been so perfect

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

My DVR hosed up and didn't record it :-( so, I'll see you guys tomorrow I guess

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

Got an email from Mr. Robot



Links to this video: https://fieldofvision.org/project-x

CloFan fucked around with this message at 21:44 on Nov 30, 2016

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

blunt posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dLRNoS8H-A

I saw some of these in this thread, but others are completely new to me.

Goddam, this is why this is the best show on television.

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

She's one of the few to have rejected him, I imagine

btw, finally caught up with the season / this thread today. The Tyrell episode was fantastic in a lot of ways! My wife bowed out of the series after episode 1 of this season, but she's missing out and I'll make her rewatch it with me if when it turns out to be awesome, parallel universes notwithstanding.

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

That was a good loving episode. When the riot popped off :tviv:

CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

^^ I think she was Sales, but I'm not sure

SpaceAceJase posted:

This shot looks like it was inspired by Gasper Noe's Enter The Void, and I freaking love it.

Ah ha, I couldn't quite place the familiarity of that scene.

There was a public IP displayed in red text at some point in the episode, during the Elliot shot I think.. I wish I had marked the time. It might just lead to whoismrrobot.com, though


I missed the eye contact on first watch

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CloFan
Nov 5, 2004

That is a tasty looking burger https://www.red-wheelbarrow.com/

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