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Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

My whole life is a dark room.
One big, dark room.


Okay feeling pretty good about Oliver and Felicity now. She's redeemed herself from cry talking and seems to be a lot less harsh on Oliver since her "I finally get it" moment from last season.

Really hope the writers don't gently caress this up and Oliver gets to make a triumphant return when this whole thing goes sideways instead of a brooding"I've lost everything I love" thing. I have a lot more faith after last season.

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V-Men
Aug 15, 2001

Don't it make your dick bust concrete to be in the same room with two noble, selfless public servants.

Tiggum posted:

Oh, and the FBI woman knew enough about the fight to know that Diggle didn't fire any arrows, so she must have seen a video of it or something, right? But no one noticed that the Green Arrow is a totally different guy now? Like, different size, different body shape, different skin colour. I get that it was dark, but there should be enough there that you don't need the lack of arrows to tell you it's someone else. Something else.

Same way Roy Harper could put on the Arrow outfit and not look like he was wearing his big brother's football jersey.

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005



Did I miss something or did they never explain how the criminals from last week's episode were immune to their own flashbang thing? Also thought it was kind of weird how they killed everyone else they fought but for some reason when they took out Wild Dog, Mr Terrific and Black Canary they just knocked them out.

Bobby Digital
Sep 4, 2009


V-Men
Aug 15, 2001

Don't it make your dick bust concrete to be in the same room with two noble, selfless public servants.

muscles like this! posted:

Did I miss something or did they never explain how the criminals from last week's episode were immune to their own flashbang thing? Also thought it was kind of weird how they killed everyone else they fought but for some reason when they took out Wild Dog, Mr Terrific and Black Canary they just knocked them out.

They never did but I assume CIA training/equipment. Same way she just sneaked up on John even though Felicity had real-time overhead infrared video feeds on them.

4000 Dollar Suit
Dec 11, 2005

I rarely go into the field, motherfucker.

Chokes McGee posted:

Okay feeling pretty good about Oliver and Felicity now. She's redeemed herself from cry talking and seems to be a lot less harsh on Oliver since her "I finally get it" moment from last season.

Really hope the writers don't gently caress this up and Oliver gets to make a triumphant return when this whole thing goes sideways instead of a brooding"I've lost everything I love" thing. I have a lot more faith after last season.

counterpoint: Felicity was a fun character before they got together.

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



She was extremely annoying from the start.

CAPTAIN CAPSLOCK
Sep 11, 2001



Laurel: assassin, shoe thief

This Person of Interest crossover is pretty good. Shame Finch has gone evil since that show ended. He's trying to shut down the internet!

Xarn
Jun 26, 2015


I am like 2 minutes in and already afraid for the episode. Magic hacking does not make for good arrow episodes.

Tiggum
Oct 23, 2007


CAPTAIN CAPSLOCK posted:

This Person of Interest crossover is pretty good. Shame Finch has gone evil since that show ended. He's trying to shut down the internet!
Wasn't he trying to do that at one point in Person of Interest as well?

(I kind of lost interest in that show when it started being all about stopping the evil AI)

Xarn
Jun 26, 2015


"This place is huge"

"It has to be big to hold, you know, the whole internet"


"Cayden is overclocking the vault CPU."



Seriously, lets just go back to literal magic again.

Digital Jedi
May 28, 2007

Wow....that feels good





Fallen Rib

CAPTAIN CAPSLOCK posted:

Laurel: assassin, shoe thief

This Person of Interest crossover is pretty good. Shame Finch has gone evil since that show ended. He's trying to shut down the internet!

I'm going to just go with he is still Finch and will be rooting for him.

nooneofconsequence
Oct 29, 2012

she had tiny Italian boobs.
Well that's my story.


I think it's funny the show has kept Diggle as the Green Arrow longer than Wally got to be the Flash.

bentacos
Oct 9, 2012


Even Diggle Jr. got to be Green Arrow longer than Wally got to be The Flash.

ApeHawk
Jun 6, 2010

All the NPCs will look up and shout, "Do this quest!"
and I'll whisper, "Sure, why not."


The episode where Damian Dahrk tried to launch every single nuke in the world to nuke the world was more plausible than anything said in this episode.

howe_sam
Mar 7, 2013

Creepy little garbage eaters

Making Ollie the man in the chair was excellent

Phylodox
Mar 30, 2006

Shepard.


I feel dumber for having watched that 42 minutes of television. I know very little about the nuts and bolts of the Internet, and even I was left aghast at how dumb this episode was.

The vault...it has to be big...to hold the whole Internet, you see.

But you have to defeat its three secret guardians first.

Because biometric scanners are so...neat and cool?

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

My whole life is a dark room.
One big, dark room.


Phylodox posted:

I feel dumber for having watched that 42 minutes of television. I know very little about the nuts and bolts of the Internet, and even I was left aghast at how dumb this episode was.

The vault...it has to be big...to hold the whole Internet, you see.

But you have to defeat its three secret guardians first.

Because biometric scanners are so...neat and cool?

I guess they roll differently on Earth-1 than we do over here on Anti-Matter Earth.

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



The US does (or did?) actually have control of internet domains. Just obviously it's nothing like they depicted.

And the security's probably not nearly that good. The security's probably not that good anywhere.

Cruel Rose
May 27, 2010

saaave gotham~
come on~
DO IT, BATMAN
FUCKING BATMAN I FUCKING HATE YOU


So they just store The Entire Internet somewhere in Star City??

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

My whole life is a dark room.
One big, dark room.


Cruel Rose posted:

So they just store The Entire Internet somewhere in Star City??

Where else are you going to put it? Blüdhaven?

Tiggum
Oct 23, 2007


Phylodox posted:

But you have to defeat its three secret guardians first.
That bit was kind of actually sort of nearly accurate though. Meet the seven people who hold the keys to worldwide internet security.

CAPTAIN CAPSLOCK
Sep 11, 2001



Cruel Rose posted:

So they just store The Entire Internet somewhere in Star City??

Yea they put it in the big hole underneath the glades

XboxPants
Jan 30, 2006

Steven doesn't want me watching him sleep anymore.


Cruel Rose posted:

So they just store The Entire Internet somewhere in Star City??

Not the pages themselves, but the domain registration info. They do actually make a half-decent attempt to refer to this in the episode. Felicity specifically said something about domains.

And there are real world sites that are vaguely like this.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNS_root_zone posted:

The root name servers are hosted in multiple secure sites with high-bandwidth access to accommodate the traffic load. At first, all of these installations were located in the United States; however, the distribution has shifted and this is no longer the case.[7] Usually each DNS server installation at a given site is a cluster of computers with load-balancing routers.[6] A comprehensive list of servers, their locations and properties is available at http://root-servers.org. As of January 2016, there were 517 root servers worldwide

It'd probably gently caress things up to take them all out. But technically the internet would still work. You just wouldn't be able to resolve hostnames. Or something, I don't really know


This still wasn't anywhere NEAR as bad as Caitlyn's "it's not a virus, it's a VIRUS!" from Flash a couple weeks ago.

howe_sam
Mar 7, 2013

Creepy little garbage eaters

This is the show that had the majority shareholder of a company fired from her position as CEO. You really expected they'd get the Internet right?

Bruceski
Aug 21, 2007

The tools of a hero mean nothing without a solid core.


On the one hand, the DNS servers going down would be a big ol' mess. I don't think it would make planes fall out of the sky, but it would be pretty chaotic. I think manipulating the DNS log (what he actually did under the guise of just blowing it up, if I understand right) would be smaller scope of effect but much worse in the hands of someone with a good plan.

On the other hand, that'll teach those idiots who think a web-enabled toaster is something they needed in their lives.

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



howe_sam posted:

This is the show that had the majority shareholder of a company fired from her position as CEO. You really expected they'd get the Internet right?

That can happen. What they messed up was that they also made this cause her to lose her shares somehow.

bentacos
Oct 9, 2012


I too watch superhero shows for their accurate portrayal of real life things.

nine-gear scarecrow
Aug 10, 2013

Rad Bird


Ya'll motherfuckers need to start watching Legends of Tomorrow and let it teach you how to chill out about this kinda poo poo with how gleefully little fucks it gives about realism.

Mr Beens
Dec 2, 2006


Suprised they didn't have a literal black box for the internet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDbyYGrswtg

CAPTAIN CAPSLOCK
Sep 11, 2001



nine-gear crow posted:

Ya'll motherfuckers need to start watching Legends of Tomorrow and let it teach you how to chill out about this kinda poo poo with how gleefully little fucks it gives about realism.

The writing on LoT makes the previous episode of Arrow seem like a peer reviewed article.

Its Rinaldo
Aug 13, 2010

360 No Scope 420 Blaze It Beast Mode All Day Every Day



nine-gear crow posted:

Ya'll motherfuckers need to start watching Legends of Tomorrow and let it teach you how to chill out about this kinda poo poo with how gleefully little fucks it gives about realism.

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



The least realistic thing on that show is that her profession is acting.

nine-gear scarecrow
Aug 10, 2013

Rad Bird



Like, I honestly think a quick side conversation between Sara and Rip could solve all this:

: So... You're telling me that the whole internet--like, all of it--is stored in a warehouse in Star City? How does that even work?
: In order to protect against further degradation of the timeline and minimize the spread of Anachronisms, I've had the Time Bureau make a few... enhancements to the internet as of late. Thanks to the Time Bureau, the whole network has been streamlined and miniaturized to the point where it can be run out of a single non-descript warehouse. Quite remarkable, isn't it, Miss Lance?
: THEN WHY'S IT STILL TAKE SO LONG FOR ME TO DOWNLOAD ALL MY PORN?

Kilson
Jan 16, 2003

I EAT LITTLE CHILDREN FOR BREAKFAST !!11!!1!!!!111!

nine-gear crow posted:

: THEN WHY'S IT STILL TAKE SO LONG FOR ME TO DOWNLOAD ALL MY PORN?

As if Captain Lance, Time Bisexual needs porn. She can just go back in time and seduce anyone from history anytime she wants!

----
VVV: I totally missed that, seeing how it was a conversation between Rip and Sara

Kilson fucked around with this message at Nov 5, 2017 around 07:25

nine-gear scarecrow
Aug 10, 2013

Rad Bird


Kilson posted:

As if Captain Lance, Time Bisexual needs porn. She can just go back in time and seduce anyone from history anytime she wants!

In case it wasn't clear from the shouting and the dude being set on fire, that's supposed to be Mick

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?

I was waiting for Felicity and Helena to start typing on the same keyboard to stop Ben.

Ugh, Hacker Wars is basically the worst plot for any kind of action show, but they always do it because they have internet on computers now.

4000 Dollar Suit
Dec 11, 2005

I rarely go into the field, motherfucker.

This episode was so bad it wrapped around back to good but then had some more so it kept going until it was bad again.

Sir Potato
May 26, 2012

PO-TAY-TOES
Boil 'em, mash 'em, cook 'em in a stew

At least this one we get a whole bunch of Slade.

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howe_sam
Mar 7, 2013

Creepy little garbage eaters

Vigilante takes off his mask

Dinah: it's you

Me: who?

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